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P?MJ?lUiD KTflRY TUMDAT.
SUBCKIITIOTV ?l.fSO PBJl VI0A.lt.
The Family Bible!.
[fbw painfully pleasing tho fund rccol
Of youthful connections and innocent
When, blessed witli parental advice and
Surrounded with mercy, with peace
from on high,
I still view the chuirs of my siro and my
The seats of .'tholr. offspring us ranged
on each "mud,
JViJil thatiMJMCof ail books, which oxccla
Tho family Bible that lay on the
That Bible, tho volume of God's inspira
At morn and at evening could yield us
And tho pruyor of our sire was a sweet
For mercy by day, and for safety
Our hymns of thanksgiving with har
All worm from tho la-arts of the fam
Half raised uh from earth to that raptur
Described in the Bible that lay on the
The old-fashioned Bible, the dear, blessed
Tho family Bible that lay on the stand.
Yo scenes of tranquility?long have we
My hopes almost gone?my parents no
In sorrow and sadness I roam broken
And wander unknown on a far-distant
Yet how can I doubt a dear Saviour's
Forgetful of gifts from his bountiful
Then let me with patience receive his
And think of tho Bible that lay on the
Tho old-fashioned Bible, tho dear, blessed
?nily Bible that lay on tho stand.
\ THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
There was a largo party at tho Cha
in do Kordall, near Vanncs.
Tho Marquis de Kordall and his
uug wife had Just^pftfenHr?r fr/ir" a
ir of tho wpxld>trri their yaoht, ?hn
' whioh^fhoy had paid flying visits
,w AW**a, America and Ocoanica, and
thoy hud celebrated their homo-com
ing by gathering togother all their
friends and relatives ut their beautiful
Among tho guests woro old Dr. Corn
abuc, an illustrious mombor of tho
Academy of Metaphysical Sciences, so
original, so absent-minded, so vonora
blo in his blondo uoruko and his oos
tumo of tho fashion of 1S50. Then
there was Mmo. do Lartigues, an old
school friend of tho marquis, a bril
liant and coquettish Parisionno. And
there was Miss Hawthorne, an English
maiden lady with youthful propensi
ties. And thoro were many others, all
of whom found plenty of amusumont to
their heart's content at Kordall.
BOuteide of the ordinary pleasures of
lifo, thero wero soino unusual attrac
tions. In tho first place the host and
hostess had scon and experienced ho
much that was novel and startling
that thoir conversation wad always fas
cinating. Thon tho rooms of tho castle
constituted a veritable museum, hoing
o?*ajkc.<l with rare and curious objects
from t\vo continents. And, linally, a
monugerio had boon created in one
corner of tho park and stoekod with
tho vurioiiH animals which Mmo. do
Keula!I had picked up during tho voy
age ami brought back to Franco for
purposes of acclimatization. There
wero gazelles, untclopes, Thibot gouts,
Nile ibises, rose flamingoes, opossums,
beavors und an Aeiatic apoof the man
drill species, as mild as a lamb, but as
mischievous as all his kind. An iron
lattice cago bad been built for him
close to tho conservatory.
As will bo Keen, tho Chateau do Kor
dall was a veritable Eden, but this
fact did not prevent Mino, do Larti
gue8 from dreading tho isolated posi
tion of tho place among tho wide ex
panse of woods and fields.
"I should bo afraid to livo hero all
the year round," she said.
"Afraid of what, my dear?" asked
"Oh, of robbpra;. fche^would fairly
Bobboi'H ! In this mansion filled to
the eaves with guests and servants I
Everybody mocked at tho young wo
_ man, and old Dr. Cornabuo told horri
ble Stories about burglars and assas
sins until Mum. do Lartigues, ashamed
of her chimerical fears, was the first*)
to laugh, and when tho retiring hour
came, she mounted to her aleoping
apnrlmont on tho second floor supplied
with a goodly btoek of heroism. With
in a short time all the occupants of
tho chateau wero in tho land of.
How long Mmo, do Lartiguos slept
aho knew not. Sho was awakened by
a rattling at hor window, which she
had left half opened on account of tho
? t* -kieat.
' What was tho terror when, In the
fooblo starlight, b)io saw a form climb
ing noisclcsly through tho window.
Sho tried to scream, but her throat
was parched with fright, and she
could not uttor a sound.
Tho man had entered tho chambor.
Then tho pool woman hastily buried
hor head beneath tho bed-clothing.
\ Half dead with fear, sho could hear
her nocturnal visitor going and coming
across tho carpet with mulllcd steps.
It seemed as though he must have ro
moved his shoos In ordor to tread
Bathed with cold perspiration and
her teeth chattering she awaited tho
mortal blow from tho invader. But it
did not come.
Aftor about a quarter of an hour sho
timidly peeped out. Sho could seo and
hear nothing, Slightly reassured sho
roccvored the uso of her voico, and
started a scries of shrieks, so sharp,
piercing and terrible that in an in
stant tho entire chateau was turnedi
tppay-turvy. Everybody rushed into
hot- ^chamber with lights in their
hands, M. and Mmo. do Kordall at tho
" What Is it ? Whut's tho inattor ?"
Sne recounted her horrible vision.
Thoy would not believe her ; sho had
been dreaming. Who could have
climbed into thin chamber, so high
above tho ground, without a ladder ?
" Did you seo him plainly?" asked
tho marquis, with a touch of suspi
cion in his voice.
" As plainly as l seo you; und it
ovon Boomed-" Sho hesitated.
" It seemed as though I could recog
nszo Dr. Cnrnabuc in his blondo wig
Everybody laughed. What! Dr
Jornabuc! A mun of his age and
character scaling windows at mid
night ! It was certain now that Mine,
do Lartljjuos had been dreaming.
They tried to disslpato her fear, und
he was just about to persuado herself
hat aho bad been tho victim of an hal
.leinat ion. whon sho liapponed to coat
hor eyes upon tho bureau, whoro she
\ad left he- jowols.
They.,woro gono ! It truly had boon
The laughing suddenly ceased, and
v loot.e l at one another in eon
All at once another cry was heard, a
piercing shriek coming through the
stillness of tue night. It appeared to
emanate from Miss Hawthorno'a cham
ber. There was a rush for her apart
ment, aud the English lady was found
star-ding in the middle of the room,
with frightened eyes.
"There t there !" sho cried, pointing
i to the window. "A man I Ho es
l capod, but I recognized him."
"Who was it ?
1 " Dr. Cornabuo !"
The doctor agath! This time no
body laughed. Cornabuo was looked
for among tho persons who had been
attracted by the excitement; but he
was not there. He was the only occu
pant of the ohateau who was missing.
"Come, lot us go to the doctors
room," said tho marquis, knitting his
brows. "He will doubtless solve the
mystery for us."
All followed Kordall?tho men half
dressed, the women in their white
night-robes, all carrying candles?a
Upon tho entrance of the crowd, the
doctor hurriedly wrapped himself in
the bod clothes, his wrinkled counte
nance alone being visible over the top,
and this conulsod by anger into a com
ical grimace. Tho oandle light was
refleoted from his bald pato, which
shone 1 i,<e old ivory.
"Is this somo ill-timed joke?" he
stormed. " What is going on ? Is the
chateau on firo ? I heard a terrible
outcry, and was about to Inquire into
"You must enrao and join us doc
tor," Baid Kordall.
"And how shall I do it?" cried the
doctor, furiously. Somo rascal has
run oil with my clothing, and in ex
change ho has loft mo this," and he
savagoly hurled a white object into
tho middlo of tho floor.
" My corsets lM murmured Miss Huw
thorno, modostly lowering her eyes.
"And this." continued the doctor,
wildly brandishing another artiole.
"My hat!" cried Mmo. de Lartl
"This railery passes all bounds,"
howled tho doctor, whose shining
head, with one final grimace, ducked
bonoath tho bed-clotbing, like 'the
clown going through a trap door in the
Thoy did not know what to think.
Tim mystery was growing more com
plicated. It certainly looked as
though a robber had ontorod tho cha
toau?perhaps a whole band of burg
lars and assassins. Mmo. de Lartigues
Imagined a troop of brigands armed to
"Lotus hope they have no gunB,"
said tho marquis, to raise the hopes of
Thero was no echo to the pleasantry.
Suddenly a strange sound was hoard
coming from tho ground floor. It was
certainly tho piano, lqth^r-yeeepttoft-Sa
loon, but it y;a" surely being played by"
gjabllj^fljjgors, and so furiously that ft
" seemed us though the keys must he
" This is too much 1" oried tho mar
quis, rushing toward tho staircase,
with all tho crowd, excopting Dr.
Cornabuc, close behind him.
They hastily penetrated tho saloon.
It was empty. The mysterious visitor
was gono, but ho could not bo far
away. Tho crash of china and glass
announced his prosonce in the dining
Everybody rushed thither, and the
marquis, who was in the load, dimly
saw a form escaping through the win
dow into the garden.
"This timo we've got him!" he
The mon soizod guns and knives
from a hunting-rack in the vestibule,
and started across tho garden and park
in pursuit of tho fugitive, while the
women barricaded themselves In tho
saloon and anxiously awaited tho result
of tho chaso.
It was about an hour later, in the un
certain light which precedes the ris
ing of tho sun, that a servant discover
ed tho mysterious stranger enseonsed
among (he branches of a largo oak.
At his call tho marquis and his guests
hastened to tho spot.
"Cpme down!" commanded M. de
Kordall, but tho bandit only settled
himself dooper among tho foliage and
made no response
" Come down, or I will shoot 1"
And, us there was still no reply, he
lifted bis gun, and already had his fin
ger upon tho trigger, when the do
mestic hurriedly pulled his arm and
" Do not Ore, monsieur. It is Dr.
And euro enough, tho blondo wig
and long' rodingoto could now bo seen
among tho loaves.
But at this moment tho first ray of
sunlight learned in from tho oast and
tho oak was illuminated. The mar
quis suddonly broke into a fit of explo
sive laughter, and, as his guests gazod
up into tho tree, they could not koop
from following his example.
"Tho Apo I?
Everything was explained. The
aqimul had escaped from his oage the
previous ovonlng and had managed td
oiTect an entrance into the chateau.
Animated by his instinct of Imitation,
ho had first attired himself in the doc
tor's offoots and then wandored over
the house at his own freo will.
Ho was put back into his prison af
ter somo little trouble, and at break
fast tho party enjoyed a hearty laugh
at tho ad ventures of the night.
But Dr. Cornabuo did not appear at
tho table. He loft tho chateau at an
early hour, furious and without tak.ng
Sinco this episode ho hasnoversot
foot at Kordall, and ho has never lost
a fooling of deop antipathy to Mmo.
de Lartigues and Miss Hawthorne.
" How could thoy have mixed me up
with a monkoy ?" ho wants to know.
SHOT IN THE HACK.
An Awful Tragedy in Ghatauooga?
No Cause is Known for the Kill
Chattanooga, Tenn., Fob. 12.?
This afternoon, between the hours of
2 and 3 o'clock, in tho Kussel 1 House,
Robert T. Cralg, county truBteo of
Hamilton County, shot and killed A.
M. Womblo, formerly emplovod by
Mr. Craig as ono of his deputies, but
more, recently engaged In the organi
zation of a co-oporativo cotton mill.
In this cold and barefaced statement
is told tho result, but not tho story, of
one of the most doplorablo tragedies
in tho history of Chattanooga. Early
in December Mr. Womblo was dis
charged from his position as ono of Mr.
Cray's deputies, not by Mr. Craig,
hUfc'yby his bondsmen. Mr. Womblo
^HHtaon employed on tho books in tho
ome-As- Thero was no particular ob
joct/lQn to him, put the bondsmen scorn
ed to prefer somo ono else, and Mr.
Woiuble retirod. Mr. Craig had noth
ing to do with it. Thoro was no bad
fueling bctwoen tho mon, so far as is
known. If thoy over quarrolod before
this afternoon, no ono knows it.
Just what occurred in Mr. Craig's
rooms may novor bo known. Mr.
Womblo had gono thero to disouss
somo financial mattora of an unknown
nature. Shortly after Mr. Womblo
had been admitted Luolnda Clay, a
chamber maid, heard scuffling and
noises in tho room. She was cleaning
up a room two doors beyond. Tho
noises continued and she ran out In
Just then Mr. Womble came out of
Mr. Craig's room and said :
" My God, I'm murdered I"
Ho ran down tho hall towards tho
stairc, crying alternately. " Murder I"
"Holp!" "Holp!" "Murder!"
When half way down tho flight of
stairs leading from tho third floor
ho staggered and fell to the bottom,
ovidontly badly wounded.
At that momont Dr. E. E. Korr ap
peared on tho scene, coining from his
room on tho second floor, and slmul- j
taneously Mr. Craig appeared at the |
top of the stairs with a pistol in his
hand, wlld-oyed and flushed in the
face, down which tho blood was
streaming from an ugly wound in the
forehead. Running naif way down
the stairs he tired wildly and narrowly
missed Dr. Korr'a baby, Trhich he was
carrying in his arms. Dr. Korr put
the baby iu a plaeo of safety and re
turned toithe spot. Mr. Craig bad de
scended tho stairs and was staudlng
two or three steps above Mr. Womble,
who was lying flat on his back just be
neath him at the foot of the stairs.
Mr. Craig snapped the pistol at him
two or three times. It failed to work.
Ho broke the weapon in two and ex
amined it. Then he snappod tho bar
rel together and polntluR the pistol at
Mr. Womble ho shot twice. Ono shot
raised the body ; the other entered the
abdomen, passed through and was
later extracted from tho akin of the
back. Mr. Womblo died thirty min
utes later, making tho following ante
1 By invitation I went to Mr. Craig's
room to look over some figures, when
he, Robert T. Craig, shot mo from, be
hind, without warning. I had no light
at all with Mr. Craig"'
The jury of Inquest found that Mr.
Womble eame to his death from
wounds Inflicted by a pistol fired by
Robert T. Craig.
Robert Craig is one of the best
known young men in Tennessee. This
is his second term as trustee. He Is a
member of the Mountain City Club,
the swellest social organization in tho
oity, and has been a lion among tho la
dles, Who will be startled to learn by
unavoidable facts that he has boon a
most dissipated young man and had an
insatiable appetite or cooalno, a habit
for the oure of whioh ho had throe
times visited the Keely institute. All
that can be learned of tho cause of the
tragedy 1b that Mr. Craig accused Mr.
Mr. Womblo of jugglery with tho
county warrants. A fight followed In
the room, which smashed everything
breakable, and tho pistol was Used
thorn as woll as In the hall.
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE.
The Ooala Platform Is Changed in
Homo RespectM?The Election ofOfll
Tho Supremo Council of the Natlona1
Alliance listened to tho annual address
of the prosidont at tho mornlug session
tho 8tninst., which was also platform
day, and tho roport of tho committee
in charge thereof recommondod some
changes which brought on an earnest
and lively discussion. A number of
delegates favorod a reaffirmation of
tho Ooala platform, but a larger num
ber endorsed tho committee's report
and some changos wore mado.
The transportation plank, demand
ing the government owneship and con
trol of tho railroads, is modified so as
to domanjrjh^b.at *v,? p*nw??m ^n.\]
owiT and operate jw. ;t
competing railroad lines o? . j coun
try to effectually givo tho governmont
full control of the rogulation of pas
senger faros and freight ratos.
The domand for election of United
States Senators by a direct vote of
the people Is changed so as to demand
that each Stato shall bo divided Into
two districts of nearly equal voting
population and that a Sonator shall be
elected from each by a diroct vote of
tho people of tho district.
Finance was a subjoct of considera
ble discussion and rosulted in the
adoption of a longthy and well drawn
preamble and resolution. The pre
amble sets forth that in a land of
boundless resources, blussod in un
stinted measuro with henven's boun
ties, the wall of distress fills tho land ;
that tho lives and Inheritances of the
unborn aro being offered as a pledge
to tho pawn shops of Europo to obtain
money, whilo bankruptcy holds high
carnival, railways go into tho hands
of receivers, merchants and manufac
tories break down, people aro deprived
of their homes, labor is condomnod
to Idleness and starvation is under
mining mortals and civilization. The
resolution declares that, " While stand
ing firmly by all of our Alliance de
mands, we recognize that no other re
form is possible until tho doatructlve
polioy of contracting our money vol
umne is overthrown, njd the banks of
tho country be forced to retire from
governmont buslnoss ; that having at
last forced tho financial question to
tho front, wo will fearlessly meot tho
issue, and serve notice on tho country
that wo will novor rest until tho peo
ple shall rule instead of tho dollar,
and a pronounced American financial
system is established."
The proposed funding of tho Pacific
Railroad dobt to tho government was
Tho officers for tho noxt year wero
elected at tho afternoon session, as
President-J. F. Willotts, of Kansas.
Vice President?II. C. Shavoly, of
Socrotary andTreas urer?D. P. Dun
can, of South Carolina.
National Executive Committee?
Mann Page of Virginia, H. L Loucks
of South Dakota, I. E. Dean of New
York, H. C. Demming of Pennsylvania,
and Marion Butler of North Caro
?Spartanburg was thrown Into a
state of excitement, over tho escape
from jail of Robert Poolo, convicted of
murder last weok, and sentenced to be
hanged on tho 15th lay of March.
Poolo had twenty mluutes start of tho
officers, but within ton minutes after
his escape was discovered- and caught,
and was once more safe within prison
walls. Poolo had planned his escape
woll. With somo small instrument, ho
filed in two the chain which held him
to the wall and filed the shacklos from
his feet and by some means burst the
door down and put to the. woods. He
was caught In a culvort by Officor
SorOUBO Of tho police department.
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THE PRIVATE LINE.
Jack English whs ticket agent, bag
gage master and telegraph operator at
i iu> little station called Ranchman's
Center. It was a new station, far out
on the prairie, fully half a mile from
the nearest Habitation, but, being
situated in tho midst of a wild belt of
excellent grazing country, it already
did more business than many places on
tho road boasting of several hundred
There wore two freight trains a day
each way?tho through and local, tho
latter of whloh carried the passengers.
Then thore woro the two accommoda
tions going in opposite directions, and
the dally express and mall oast and
wost, whloh passed through tho lonely |
place between tho hours of 10 and 12
As the last train?tho oast bound ex
press?passed ho locked up the station
and crossed the prairie to the little
cottago half a mile away, where his
mother and sister Lizzie kept a pleas
ant home foi him.
Lizzie was a bright, aotlvo girl of
fourteen, but with all her Intelligence
and Industry sho was an Inveterate
coward. She was afraid of everything,
and often made herself miserable by
Imagining danger when none existed.
When he took charge of the little
office down at tho crossing sho an
nounced her determination of studying
tolegraphy. Jack assured hor that
the art was as full of electricity as a
thunder storm, of whloh she stood In
moral dread, but sho porsovored in her
olTort notwithstanding, and in a fow
weeks could manipulate tho Instru
ment so us to rocolvo and send mes
sages as correctly, If not quite as
speedily, as her teacher.
Pleased with hor progress, tho
brother secured two second-hand in
struments and a coll of wire and put a
Hue from the houso to tho station, bo
that sho might havo practice without
having to walk to the offico during
Fearing that tho officious linoman
might ohject- to the instrument on his
end of the lino being In tho office,
Jack put it upon ono side of tho big,
empty freightroom, and hero, when
tho woather was not too cold, ho spont
many a lonely half hour in conversing
with tho little sinter at homo.
Ono night about tho middle of
Fobruary, thore was a terrific thundor
and wind storm, with a blinding fall
of rain and hail, a vory unusual thlug
at that season of the year. It camo up
suddenly about 11 o'clock, aftor tho
west-bound train had passed and an
hour before tho onstorn one was due.
Abovo tho roar of tho thundor and
tho boating of tho hall against the
window, he hoard tho clatter of horses'
foot. A moment later thee camo a
loud knocking at tho outer door.
""hltlklfHf thoy ,were peoplo from a
L.otance to wait for tne*trhin,'he in
quired, moro from habit than from
suspicion: " Who Is thero ?"
''Passengers to tako the midnight
train," was tho quick rosponso.
" We're wot to tho skin and half
Without a moments' hesitation Jack
drow back the heavy bolt and throw
opon the door, whon In orowded half
a dozen rough-looking men inuffiod to
the ears in furs and woolen comforters.
Ho was soized by ono of tho stal
warts and hurled unceremoniously to
tho floor. Thou, whilo two of tho
number hold him down, tho others
busied themselves in binding his hands
Ho supposed, of course, that thoy
would go through his pockets in search
of tho key of tho safe, but they didn't ;
instead, thoy carried him Into tho
frolghtroom and laid him down against
the side of tho building, with tho in
unction to " koep mum, if he valued
His thoughts woro interrupted by
one of tho mon opening tho door and
"Is tho train on time, sonny ?,'
"It was at 10 o'clock," answered
Juck, und thon, with a wild hope in his
heart, ho added ! " Lot mo loose and
I'll find out."
" Not much, my hardy," responded
tho rough. " Lot you at that in for mil
instrument and you'd send tho train
through liko lightning, and so choat
us out of the pile of gold wo'ro aftor."
Ho understood now why thoy had
not asked him for tho koy of tho saf?.
It was not tho paltry sum that might
bo found in tho little country dopot
thoy were aftor. Thoy intended to
rob tho train.
Ho tried to loosen his hands, but in
tho darkness he could accomplish
Just at that instant an opportuno
Hash of lightning'rovealod to him the
blessed fact that in their hasto his
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would-be captors bad failed to draw
the knot on the cord with which his
bands were bound as tight as they
In an Instant tho slack end of the
loop was between his teeth and a few
vigorous jerks soon'set him free. It
required but a moment to whip out his
knife and out the cord that bound his
feet. Lizzie was a sound sleeper, but his
one hope was that she might have
been awakened by the Btorm and so
made available as an assistant. His
conjecture was cor root, and almost im
mediately the oiroult was opened and
the responso came.
Then, as rapidly as possible, he made
known the situation at tho station
and asked if she would go down to tho
out, a quarter of a mile distant, and
signal the train. The reply was in the
affirmative, and thore was no indecl-ion
in It eltner.
Then ho Hashed back :
" Put a ploco of thin, red flannol
around tho lantern, go down to tho
doep cut and swing your rod light
across tho track as soou as tho traiu
rounds tho ourvo. Keop it up until
you are sure it has boon soon, and
whon the train stops go to tho con
ductor with tho nows I havo told you."
" All right," roturnod Lizzie, " I'll
bo off inside of three minutes," and,
coward though sho was, sho kept hor
It was still thundering in tho dis
tance, and evory flash of lightning
mado hor shrink and cowor as if
wounded by the glaring sheot of firo.
But in spite of her terror, sho did not
slaoken hor speed, and reached tho
depot just as tho hoadlight of tho ap
proaohlng train began to glimmor
around tho curve boyond.
Faithfully she dollvered tho mes
sage committed to hor, and thon loll
fainting at tho conductor's feet.
As soon as Jack was sure that Lizzie
would carry out his instructions he
wrapped tho cord loosely round his
hands and foot again and lay down in
his old position, not wishing to oxcite
suspicion in tho broasts of tho robbers,
should thoj tako it into their heads to
pay him another visit boforo tho
arrival of tho train.
Through Iho window ho could see
that the rod lantern had boon swung
Into position, and alter a llttlo he
I hoard tliom pacing, restlessly up and
down tho platform as If) growing im
Eatttpnt. The clock (in the office
ad struck twolvo at least twenty
minutes before a faraway whistle an
nounced tho approach of tho train.
Immediately thero was a cessation
of tho monotonous tread o itslde, and
a few minutes lator, with a rumbloand
roar and hissing of tho airbrakes, the
train drow up to tho station.
Tho noxt moment tho command of
"Hands up!" was followed by the
report of soveral rovolvors fired
s'multanoously, and Jack, throwing
aside his cords, rushed out just in time
to soo his half-frczon midnight visi
tors marched into tho baggage car at
tho point of a dozou revolvers loviod
at their heads.
Jajk locked the station, and as the
two walkod homo togothor they
agreed to say nothing about their ox
porlonco to their mother until she was
well and strong again.
Consequently tho first Intimation she
had of tho dangor thoy had braved
camo a week lator in tho form of a
check for $200 from tho railroad com
pany, payable to Jack and Liz/.c
English?for tho use of thoir private
lino in capturing tho robbers.
FARIiDY ON THE) FUTURE.
He Makes a Correct Diagnosis of (lie
Political Situation in this State.
Gen. Hugh L. Farley gave tho first
public intiuation as to tho primary
plan for settling tho light over the
constitutional convontion among the
white people, which ho did in an inter
view two boforo tho metting of the
Stato Executive Committee Ho has
aguin submittocd to an interview upon
tho political situation, and from his
remarks wo make tho following ex
"I have always boon an adyocato Oi
tho primary as a court of last resort,
and I condemned the Colloton plan last
year because it not only antidipated,
but ruined tho primary which follow
ed, as a fair test of public sontiment.
If any ono supposed, however, because
I did this or anything olso that I have
over contemplated going ouisido of the
Democratic party or tho Democratic
primary, thoy arc badly mistaken. I
foci safe in saying as much for " tho
Forty,*' who did me tho h< nor to con
fer with mo us to their action. As I
understand It their work is of a media
tory and conciliatory character. They
aro not trying to dictate to any ono,
but are only encouraging our people to
come together in a fraternal way in
each Count j and to agree upon a ticket
of thoir beet mon for tho convention,
and in this they ought to bo encourag
ed and seconded by every patriotic
" Wo soo now the result of misman
agement of the primary and the evil
effects in a want of confidence among
our people, and the only romydy lies
In demanding and having a perfectly
fair primary, wherever our pooph can
not otherwise agree-upon their delega
tions. After wo havo exhausted the
methods advised by " tho Forty," what
can wo do but submit our differences
to a white primary? If we c:tnnot
agree upon this, thon wo ennnot agree
upon anything, for its rejection means
an appeal to tho negro vote?nothing
nioro nor let s. I huvo hop.d and be
lieved that the groat majority of our
executive committees were disposed lo
bo fair and would givo us fair rales,
and I feel sure that tho time haspasss
od when our people ean be trilled with
in so important n mttttor. On the other
sido, however, I am sorry to say that
tho developments of the last week havo
shown that there is already a sottlod
purpose, on the part of certain parties
to ignoro and roject all efforts to cora
promiBO and to go or appeul straight
to tho negro. Hero lies our great dan
" It will bo romo nbored by all who
read the paporsthat I have labored on
this lino of reconciliation for years, and
that I took tho position Jn my Christ
mas art icle, of 1802 that the hope of the
State lay in tho consorvativo mon of
both factions, or as it was thon put.
in 1 tho res I Heformors and tho roaf
Con8orvatlvos.' Thoy aro moro largoly
in tho majority in tho Stato now, by
far, than they wero then, and if thoy
can only manage to got togothor and
mnko their nomination oithor by con
ventions, by mass meotings or prima
ries, thoy can save tho Stato from im
"Thoreal consorvativo citizens of a
Stato aro always its groatost rolianco
In timo of trouble and danger, and
this is our only hopo now of saving tho
State from tho contending factions of
oxtromists ou both sidos, who aro care
loss of what thoy say or oo, or who
suffer Bothat they gratify their malice
or ambition, whilo tho negro stands
waiting to profit, If ho can, by our fool
ish and suioldal contentions, kuowing
that if ho can once get in, it will bo
difficult or impossible to got him out.
Tho non-partisan oall of ? tho Forty,'
whloh ought to bo responded toby all
roal Conservatives and real Reformers,
furnishes tho opportunity for thorn to
got together to confor and to adopt
such methods and to suggest suoh
rules aud regulations for the prlmarlos
as will si 1 c?uro the contentions of the
extremists and bring our people into
friendly conference, in, the various
counties. If they fail to agree in con
ference thon try the primary, and if
that falls by any unfairness, tho only
way in which it can fall, then God save
tbo State. For Heaven s sake and for
the sake of all that we hold dear and
sacred, let us exhaust all moans, me
thods and negotiations for peace before
we appeal to tho negro or declare war,
for that is what it means.
"In my opinion thero has nover been
a time in the history of tho State whioh
demand more patriotic aotion and sac
rifice of more personal prejudices,
toolings or ambitions among tho whlto
people than tho present. No matter
what our personal wrongs or animosi
ties may be, it will do no good to harp
on the past or to 'look for eggs in
last years bird's nest.' Our way and
duty lio in tho prosont and the future.
Thero aro many peoplo who boliove
that ovory thing is at sea and that thero
aro no principles or parties loft in tho
State. For my part I know that the
princlplo of white supromacy and tbo
true principles of Democracy aro sti'l
alive in the hearts of our people, and I
proposo to stick to tho old ship as long
as thero Is a plank loft. I know that
thore aro wrongs?personal and pol t i
cal?to bo rightod, but these should bo
loft for time and and "a moro conveni
ent season ' to settle.
"Thero aro no quoostion Involved ir
tho constitutional convention, If han
dled wiBoly, which our peoplo should
not bo ablo to agreo upon ; and nothing
keeps thorn apart now but feelings,
bitterness, prejudices and distrust en
gendered by tbo strugglo of tho last
four years, in which I am willing to
acknowledgo there have boon somo
serious wrongs and mistakes und mis
"Knowing, as I beliovo I do, tho
greatest dangers to tho Stato and my
h ig best duty to her in this omorgency.
I do not hesi tate. to say that I shall not
bo persuaded by irroconcilablcs on ono
side or drivon by extremists on the
other, from standing by our whito peo
ples?tho Democratic party?in their
conferences, conventions and prima
ries, for thorein alone do I see any hope
for whito supremacy and civilizatior
good government and real peace and
MUUDKU will. OUT.
Arrested lor Killing His Bookkeeper
?Married tho Sister and Got the
Toronto, Ont., February 12.?Dallas
T. Hjams, aged twenty-nine, and
Harry P. Hyams, aged thirty-nine,
brothors engaged in tho brokerage
busiuoBB, who camo hero from Now
Orloans about nine years ago, woro
arrested tonight, charged with the
murdor of William C. W?lls, a young
Englishman, aged twonty-llvo, who
was in tho Hyams employ as book
On Jnnuury 1(5, 185)3, Wells was
found dead, with his hoad terribly
crushed, at tho bottom of tho olovator
shaft in tho Hyams ware house in this
city. Death was reported as acciden
tal, and tho coroner, who investigated
tho caso, decided that an inquest was
Wolls's lifo was insured for $30,000
of which $31,000 was carried by tho
Mutual Lifo of Now York, and the
balanco by tho Toronto Mutual Ac
cident Association. Tho policies woro
payablo to Wells's sister, Martha, who
at tho timo was ongagded to marry
Harry Hyams. Tho policies had boon
issued only two months boforo Wolls's
death. Tho New York Mutual Life
investigated tho case and found uo
ovidonco of foul play, and tho money
was paid to Miss Wells. Last May
sho was marriod to Hyams, and thoy
shortly afterwards moved to Montroal,
but returned to Toronto two weeks,
ago. taking up their residence with'
Dallas Hyams, at 61 Grand at 1 cot,
Where tho two brothers were arrostoo
Tho police rcfuso to disclose the
nature of tho ovidonco, but it is under
stood tho following facts aro countod
aga'nst Harry Hyams: That tho
premium of too policy was paid by
him, that ho alone, was in tho ware
house with Wells when tho fatality
occurred ; also that since then Hyams
has endeavored to got out insurance
policies on his wife, formerly Miss
W?lls and sistor Of tho deceased, to
tbo oxtont of $300,010, in different
?Dwight L. Moody, tho ovangolist,
eclobrated his fifty-eighth birthday re
cently in San Antonio, Texas. On tho
same day his mothor, Mrs. Hotsoy Hoi
ton Moody, colobrated her ninetioth
birthday in tho houso in which she
brought up hor children, and in which
sho has lived sixty-six years, in East
Northliold, Mass. Sho is in good
health, and superintends the work of
her houso ovory day.
? York county now has six mills in
successful oporatlon and the Cherokee
Falls mill, which was burned last fall,
is being rebuilt, and with the mill at
Yorkvillo and another at Hickory
Grove sho will rank pretty well in the
cotton manufacturing business.
SURROUNDED BY MYSTERY!
A Great Mistake,
J A recent discovery Is that headache,
dlsslnees, dullness, confusion of tho mind,
etc, are due to derangement of tho nervo
centers which supply the brain with nerre
forest that indigestion, dyspepsia, neuralgia,
wind in stomach, etc., arias from the dernngo
ssent of the nsrvs centers supplying these or
gans with nerrs laid or force. This Is likewise
true of many dlseaeea of the hoarr and lungs.
The nervo system Is like a telegraph system,
as will be seen by the accompanying
cut. The little
whlto lines are
the nerves which
sonvey the nor re
force from the
? errs centers So
every part of the
body, fast as the
eloctrfc current Is
wires to every
station, large or
physicians fall to
regard tnls fact;
Instead of treat
tera for tha cause
? f the disorders
they treat the
M. D., LL.B., the
student of nervous dlssaae*. and an the*
ef many noted treatises on tho lattor subjscfc,
long alncs realised the truth of the first
statement, and bis Restorative Nervine
la prepared on that principle. Its success
In curing all diseases arising from derange
ment of the nervous system is wonder
ful, aa the thousands of unsolicited testimo
nials la possession of the company manufac
turing the remedy amply prove.
Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine Is a reliable
remedy lor all nervous diseases, such aa
headache, nervous debility, prostration,
sleoplessnsm, dlnlness hysteria, sexual de
bility, St. Vitus ddnro. epilepsy, etc. It Is
sold by all druggist* on a positive guarantee,
or sent direct by the Dr. Miles Medical Co..
Klkhart, Ind., on receipt of prlco, ti per birt
tie. six bottles for $0, express prepaid.
Restorative Norvine positively contain* a*
?plates 0/ dangerous drugs.
Sold by Carpenter Bros., D.u'jgiets,
Greenville, 8. O,
In thk Suprkmh Court.?It will
be recalled that some time ago Mayor
Chafee of Aiken solicited subscriptions
from the towns of the Stato for the
purpoeo of taking the Dispensary law
to the Supreme Court of the United
States. What was the outcomo of this i
appeal is not koown, but recently
Douglass & Obear announced that thoy |
would take charge of the case. Both
ot these gentlerrea J ? <ro recently
moved to Washing Ion and what stops
had been taken in tho matter was not
ki'o.vii until yesterday when it was
announced that tho firiO would present
tho papers to the Co.'i t next wook. It
is understood that that portion of tho
law relative to tho importation of
liquor into the Stato will be attacked
chiefly, it belag held that such a pro
vision is unconstitutional. The caso
will-hardly attract much attention, It
is known that the State authorities
have no fears as to tho ultimate out
come of this litigation. Some time
ago Attorney General Barber said
that the Stato was perfectly willing to
have the highest court of tho land to
pass upon the constitutionality of tho
law. Tho Stato had expected this
move, and was preparod to moot tho
lawyers on tho other side. Undor tbo
eireumstanooB, tho Attorney Goneral
or his assistant will go to Washington
to uphold tho State's sldo of tho ease.
It is oxpeotod that tho papois In the
caso will be received in Columbia in
the courso of a wool: arid thon It will
bo known exactly upon what grounds
tho opposition is proceeding.
In a Melting Mood.?The editor
of tbe Morganton (Ga.) Nows was
poculiarly affected by the recent snow
storm, as the following oxtrnct will
show : " Last Sunday morning as wo
pooped out of tho window from under
tho cover, wo would havo given tho
amount of Mr. Cleveland's next bond
Issue, ono hundred millions of doMars,
to have boon a pot-t for live minutes.
'The beautiful snow' had thrown its
whlto mantlo over the earth and
hung in laco-liko fringes from the
trees and ?jvory surrounding object.
It made us think that tho angels,
during tho night, in glad and frolic
some humor, had thrown tho down
from thoir shining wings ovor t 'co,
shrub and bush, and wo camo noar
bursting with suppressed pootic emo
tions. And woulu havo possibly dono
so, but for tho following inspiration
which camo in timo to save us from
this awful catastrophe:
'' 'Man Is like tho beautiful snow,
Ho broathea awhilo and goes below j
Where ho molts liko tho beautiful
Exoopt moro longer, and moro Blow.1'
?Up to this time last year $21,570.12
worth of Stato fertilizer tax tags had
been sold. Kor tho same poriod of this
year Ute total aa'.es aggregate Dirty*
$6,337.68. These figures spoak for
thomsolves, and show to what oxtont
tho farmers have been refraining from
?Moro than two years ago A. B.
Carpentor, of St. Louis, stole a kis3
from Mrs. Sarah M. Pierce. A jury
has finally concluded that ho owes her
?2,500 for It.
?Tho work of furnishing and refit
ting tbo intorior of ('lemson College is
being rapidly advanced and everything
will bo in order fsr the reopening on
tho 21st inst nut.
?Gen. Jarnos N. Bothune, for many
yoars owner and manager of " Blind
Tom," has justdicd in Washington aged
? ?Tho rico planters aro unable to do
anything towards proparing their
lands?especially thoso who plant in
land rice?on account of not being able
to drain, too much water.
All diseases of tho skin cured, and
lost complexion restored by Johnson's
Oriental Soap. Sold ut Carpenter
Bros.. Green vlllo, S. C.
Wo aro pleased to announce that
Carpenter Bros., Greenville, S. C, our
enterprising druggists havo secured
tho agency Tor tho Japanese l'ilo
Curo ; a most wonderful discovery for
the Curo of Piles of ovory kind, which
they will soil with a written guarantee
to rofund tho money if it does not
curo. It is said to bo a specific for
that terrible and dangerous disease.
Got a f reo sample and try it.
Johnsons Magnetic Oil kills a'l pains
whothor internal or external. Sold at
Carponter Bros., Greenville, S. C.
Japanese Liver Pellets aro small,
but great in thoir effects ; no griping :
50 doses 25 cts. Sold at Carpenter
Bros., Greenville, S. C.
A Now nml Onuijiteto Trootinont, OODSlsUng o
SUPPOSrrORIKB, Capsules of Ointment mid In
Doxas of Olnlinont. A novor-fulllntr Oure for I'll*'
'if evory nature nn,l douree. It make* nn nporatlor
with the knifo or lujoctlnns of caruollo mi.I, which
nro painful runt roltlom a permanent cure, ami often
rexultliig In death, unnt-cesearr. Why endure
this torrlble disease? We guarantee O
boxes to oure nny oasa. You only pay fo.
benoflts rocolvod. II a box, 0 for (5. Sent by mall
Guarantees iMiiod hy our agonts.
PfiMQTIP ATlftN Cured. Pitas Prevented.
OUIM? i ith I lUll uyJaunnoseLlverPollott
tho great UVXR ami STOMACH UKOUI.ATOH an.l
UI.OOO PUHIFIEll. Hmoll, mil.I and pleasant la
toko, especially adapted far ohlldreu's uso. 60 l>oscf
OUAHAJSTBES Issued only by
Carpentor Bros., Groenville. S. 0.
Wood NTorkinn Mwchinory.
Brick and Tilo "
Parrel Stars "
('rain Thrashing "
Hie* Hulling <<
enoink? and BO I L B RS.
Stale Aireney (or Tnlhotl A Honis' Ra
glnea and Boilers, Saw and Oriat Mills;
Breworn' Brlok Machinery, Double
Scrsw Cotton Presses; Thomas' l)ire*l
Actum Sienin (no bells); 'I hoo?aa' ?>#<!
Cotton Elevators: Hail & Lummna'
dins; Englohorg Blee Hollers; fi. B.
Smith A Co.'* Wood-Working Maehln
ery, Planers, Band Saws, Moulders, tlor
tlsars; Tonenors* comprising ?omrdots
equipment for H?sh, Moor and Wsgea
Factories; D"I/)*oh<''s i'lsursden Haw
Mills, variable reed.
BELTING, FITTINGS AND MACHIN
at*"**"" Write me for prices.
v. c. RA DB am, Manager,
?nlansbla, S. *t.
THE LAUREN? BA
II. T. RIM PHON. O. D. BAnKS
SIMPSON A BAiJkSI)/
Attorneys .?l r:nv,
IAUHKNS, .SOUTH CAW
Spnt-i-il attention Riven to lbs 1
tatlou of titles and collection of>
B. W. BAM.. i W. si m k i ms. w. w
BALL, SMI KINS ?* BA
Attorneys nt Law,
Laurrns, South Caroli
Will practice in all State and
State? Court. Special attention
|. T. IOHNHON. W. r. A
JOHNSON ft RICHE
attorn kym at law.
?kkior?-Fleming's Corner, Usi
side of Public S.notre.
LAURCNS, - SOUTH CARS
W. H. MARTIN,
Attorney nt La]w,
Laukenh, - South c|\uoi
Will practice In u1! OourtsurtEl
Attention givon i* (?.?iinuiouu.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY *
Oondsnasd Sohsdul*. In Bffcot Oat. 9
Train? run by Ttth J
STAf 101*1 ?" '
Ar New berry.
Ar. Clinton ? (Ex ?un>
" Lauren?....(Ex Bunj.
" Bift?i ? ? ?
" Seneca .
i.V. Abhevfllo..| il rQam
Hodges.j 12 *S pm
Greenwood. 1V.6S pm
Nlnety-aix ... . 1.83 pui
-laurons (Ex Ann)..'j 10 flFana
il. 10 am
Clinton ?Ex Sun).
4. 18 pm
Between Anderson, Helton and Greenrllle.
1.08 p. miLv..Anderson .ArllJ 07 pm
406 p. in] " .Bolton." jll.4f> am
10 1.', bbs
4.U p. m ".WllRnmston.
4SI p. m ".Pelscr.
0.16 p. Bj Ar.Greenville ?.Lv
ltetween Ooluinhln and AshcvlUe.
" ..Alston... '
" . Santuo.... "
".Union. ... "
" ...Ton s-llla "
" . Pa< lot... "
Ar Spar 'h'ir'l.Tj
Lv Spart'l/g Ad
lAr ABh-vlllo Lv
Nos. 11 nnd 13 are solid trains between Charles
ton and Walhalla.
Trains leave Hpartanburg, A. and C. division,
northbound, t 01 a. in.. ?40 p m .. fl.Mp. rn., (Ves
tlbuled Limited 1; southbound, 12.6T a. m.. 3.69 p.
Ot., 11.37 a. m , (Vostlhuled Limited): west
bound, w. N. O. Division. 3.16 p. m. for Render
Trains leave Oroonvillo, A. and C. Division,
northbound. 3a.m.,9 36p m. and 6,30 p.m., (Ves
tlbuled t.lmltedi; southbound, 1.6'.! a. in,, 4.05 p.
m.. 12 S3 p m., (Vestib ilcd Llmltod).
Trains leave Sonooa. A. andC. Division, north
bound. 1.40 a. m- nud 13.50 p. m.; southbound, 8.01
n. m. and 6.01 p. m
Pullmsn Pnlnce Sleepia? Cnrs on Trains SB
and 36, 37 anA on A. und C. Division.
W. H. GREEN, J. M. CULP
Uwi'l Mf'r. TrafnoMgr.
Washington, d. tl,
E. BERKELEY, Supt., Coltimbla.?. 0.
W.A. TtJUIC, S.U. HARDWIOK,
Gon'l Pass, a ;i , Ass'i Osa'l Pass. Ajt., ?
Washington, d. c. Atlanta? ua
South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Co.
" THE CHARLESTON LINE.
Bohodulo in ottoo. January 15, ist?.
COLUMBIA DIVISION.- East Round.
Lv Columbia.0 60 am
Ar Rranohvillo. 0 05 nm
l.v Rranohvillo. 9 20 nm
l.v Columbia.4 sw pm
Ar Chnrloston.8 40 pm
Lv Charleston. 7 15 am
Ar Columbia.II18 pm
Lv Chnrlustnn.5 30 pm
Ar Rrnnoln die. 809pm
l.v Rmnvlivlllo.?. 816 pin
Ar Columbia. lu lu pin
CAMDEN BRANCH.- Bust Bound.
Ar Camdon..II OB pm
Lv Camdon.340 i?m
Ar Columbia.iu 10 pm
AUGUSTA DIVISION.-West Round.
Lv Columbia . "50 am 4 2flpm
Ar Rranohvillo. 7 Mum n:>opin
Lv umnohvlllc.p26pm 800pm
Ar AUgUSta.M 16 pm 1U4.') jiui
Lv Augusta. 3 4(1 pm
Ar Rr.iuohvlllv. ?ti?piu
l.v llranehvlllo. 'i4oj?m
Ar Columbia.lo 10 inn
At Columbia with Southern Railway to and
from all points in upper South and North
Curoilna. 'I'llrough trains between ciiarlcn
tOll and Ashc\ ille. N. <'.
Any oilier infoiiimtion, folders, maps, eto
will in- rurnislicd on application to
B. 8. ROW UN, Uonoral Manager, Columbia,
L, A. EMERSON, Trnfllo Manager, Charles
ton, s. c.
U.II.PARKS, Traveling Agont,Columbia,
gold entrlght, DO rent, no roynltr. Adnptn?l
..?to Oitr. Villn^-o or t^untrr. Needed in fvvrr
Uli home. ?li<i|>. nnre and ofllce. OrouU>*t?oii?en
?W lenes en.l liesl seller on ssrth,
Vll- AgteiUs ninl?f (IrOlU SStoR^O pi r dar.
? IM One in n residence nieens a Mletoslllhe
noi?;hbi>n<. Pino Instruments, no tors, works
iiiovdioro. mo dlMfri?. Cotiiplrto, r?ndr for
n?o whon sliil'l sd. Cue be pa* Op by miy on?,
neroronl of eri '>r, no rcrslrln", InMf i> life
ilmn. \> A n.nnoy m '?er. ^rlto
W. I'. K?rnten u Co.. CUrS 10, Coiuir.ijus, 0.
WEITERER & MARTI?'?
They Are Our FASHIONABLE HAIR GUTTERS and SHAVERS