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.A .TH E C LB REATH LYNC ER .S.
The Defense Puts Up No Witnetses
in the Court at Edgeneld.
Special to the Register.
EDGEFIFLD, August 4.-The cel
ebrated Culbreath lynching case was
taken up yesterday morning as the
first business before the court. The
sharp sparring which has heretofore
characterized the preliminaries was
dispensed with, as the impression
seemed to prevail on both sides that
the time had come, if it was ever to
be, when the case should be disposed
The State's witnesses occupied
the entire day, and during the pro
gress of the testimony there were
lively tilts between the able legal
combatants in the fine paints of law
arising. Owing ot0 e aiirabTe
manipulation of the State's testi
many by the counsel for the defense,
its force was considerably weakened
-so much so that when the State
closed this morning, after an hour's
progress of court, the defense de
decided not to put up any tes
timony. Thus they were entitled to
the first and last say before the jury.
The arguments were begun after
recess to-day. Ex Governor Shep
pard, Solicitor Nelson and Major W.
T. Gary. spoke, all forcibly, ably and
exhaustively. Attorney Gen. Earle
followed next, and General Butler
closed for the defense, when, after
the Judge's charge, the case was given
to the jury to-night.
A VERDICT OF "NOT GUILTY."
EDGIELD, August 5.-The great
Culbreath lynching case, perhaps the
first of its kind ever brought to trial,
came to an end to-day at 3 o'clock.
The whole of the morning session of
court up to 2 o'clock was taken up
with. the able, eloquent and exhaus
tive argument of Attorney General
Earle for the State and General But
ler for the defense. Both covered
the entire ground of their respective
sides, and each wound up with a
most telling resume. Judge Wal
lace's charge was, so to speak, a
clearing up thunder shower after the
two days of heated debate. The
jury were not out quite an hour, when
they brought in a verdict of not
At the last term of the court there
was a severance, so that only two of
the lynchers, Parkman and Holmes,
were on trial, and upon the announce
ment of the verdict as to them, the
-State's attorney entered a nol. pros.
as to the remaining thirty defend
The largest crowd ev'er known
to have assemibled in Edgefield
Court House faced the Attorney
General this morning when he arose
to address the jury. Before daylight
men on horses and in buggies could
be heard coming from all five of the
public roads which lead into the
village. Many were not able to get
into the court room, and the public
square during the day was filled with
a mass of sweltering humanity.
The verdict was not a surprise to
any one, as nobody expected a con
viction. Everything in connection
with the case, during the progress of
the trial and the rendition of the
- verdict, passed off quietly.
A BRIEF HIISTORtY OF THlE CASE.
-. In September, 1885, William HIar
mon was shot and killed in Edge.
ICounty at the residence of Mrs.
iannie Prescott Culbreath, near
Cumberland Church. On the night
of the assassination he was asked by
Memphis Culbreath, son of Mrs.
Culbreath, to stay at the house, as he
(Culbreath) was going out to spend
the night. Mrs. Culbreath had been
separated from her husband, 0. T.
Culbreath, for some time. Hammond
was shot in Mrs. Culbreath's yard
while he was with one of her children,
about half past eight o'clock. At the
inquest there was no evidence to
fasten the guilt upon any one and a
verdict was accordingly rendered to
the effect that the deceased had been
shot by persons unknown. On the
27th of Sep,tember 0. T. Cuibreath
was arrested on the charge of having
murdered Hammond. A fter his arrest
he was taken to Edgefield court house.
At about eight o'clock on the night
of his arrest thirty-fiv-e masked men
rode into town, entered the oflice of
Gary and Evans, who had been re
tained to defend Culbreath, and where
the accused was then in consultation
with his attorney, and ordered the
unfortunate man to go with them.
The lawyers were covered with the
pistols of some of the lyncher-s, while
others went into the back room, where
their victim had tried to bide himself,
and shot him. Culbreath cried out
that he was shot to death,
and begged them not to shoot any
breath and dragged him out of the
office and carried him about a mile
from town, Culbreath begging most
piteously for mercy. Here, probably
thinking that Culbreath was near
death's door, they again shot him
three or four more times and then
left him for dead on the roadside.
Some of the citizens hearing the fir
ing, went out in that direction and
met Culbreath making his way back
to the village. They assisted him to
a vehicle and took him to the jail,
where he received prompt medical
attention. He lingered through the
night in great agony, and died at 5
o'clock in the morning.
This is the crime with which up
wards of thirty citi&ens of Edgefield
were charged. Among the prisoners
is Memphis Culbreath, a sn, Stnt
mur'ered ma. fMfe nurder was so
aggravated that public opinion de
manded a rigid investigation. This
was had, with the result tltat the
present detendants were arrested.
They remained in jail at Edgefield
for a short time, and then were bailed.
The case had been set for trial
three times, and on each occasion a
pastponement has been had.
THE KENTUCKY ELECTION.
Democratic Lose Due to Conidence and Indif
ference-The Republicans Well Organized
and Secure Large Gains.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 4.-There
are no returns in this morning in ad
dition to those in the morning papers.
A very fair idea is contained in the
estimate of the Courier Journal,
which says : "Additional returns this
morning do not give any indication
of a ground-swell. As far as we can
judge, the Democratic losses are due
to confidence and indifference in our
party and an unusually good organi
zation on the part of the Republicans.
The Republicans voted and the Dem
ocrats stay d at home. Our returns
are from fifty-six counties, which
cast 60 per cent. of the whole vote of
the State. The Republican vote in
the count reported is little over 60
per cent. of the total and the Demo
cratic vote a little over 58. These
fifty-six counties show a loss from
the Cleveland majority (34,839) of
7,710. If the ratio in gains to the
losses continues for the remaining
40 per cent., the net Democratic loss
will be 12,850 leaving Buckner a ma
jority over Bradley of 21,9S The
Republicans are claiming better
things than this from the mountain
counties; but some of their best
counties have reported, while the
white counties in the western portion
of the State have been very slow with
their returns. There is nothing
whatever in the situation which indi
cates a greater proportionate loss in
the remaining counties. With the
information obtainable this morning,
we do not doubt that Buckner will
have 22,000 more than Bradley. If
the majority is not as large as our
pride demands, the Democrats have
only themselves to. blame."
The Commercial's summary is as
fllows: '-Seventy-eight counties
have reported so far, leaving forty
one to report. These figures, from
the most reliable dispatches, agree
with the returns received at both
the Republican and Democratic
headquarters. The average gain per
county from reports so far received
is 325. On the same ratio the net
Republican gain of t'he whole State
will be 38,675. This will leave a
majority for Buckner, counting the
vote fur Knott at 44,400, of 5,725.
The gross Republican gain, so far as
eard, is 25,000. Six counties show
a Democratic *gain of 589, leaving a
net Republican gain of 24,441.
A Wicked Wretch.
The sleeping car experience of a
pretty young woman is thus related
in the department of the American
Magazinie where it is needless to say,
:nly true stories are placed : "I al
ways lie with my head very far front
and my feet near the wall. One
ight I was awakened by some one
stepping on my nose as it lay on the
pillow. You can imagine my wrath.
never said a word, but gave the
foot the most spiteful pinch, that
sent it up after its owner with an ex
lamation point. Tfhe next day, he
a dapper young man-sat opposite
me all day, and, -actually, the mean
thing never moved without limping?
And it couldn't have hurt him that
bad, could it?"
Death -of Dr. Webster.
Dr. A. We~brter, who has been a
resident of Orangeburg for the past,
twenty years or more, died August
1st, at some place North, where he
had gone for his health. About two
months ago he married Miss Purdum.
and looked forward to nmany years of
health, but in vain. Dr. Webster
was an active Republican, and was
cnneted with C(afin Tiniverity.
THE C. N.&L. ROAD.
A Survey of Its Roadbed Shows It to
Be Unapproached by the Floods and
Unaffected by the Rains.
Columbia Register, 5th.
Some tine during yesterday it was
suggested to the authorities of the
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens
road in this city by a gentleman who
resides on the Lexington side of the
river, who had opposed the present
location, that it would be found that
the freshet in the Saluda had reached
and damaged the roadbed along its
With a view to ascertaining the ex
act facts in the case Captain Iredell,
accompanied by the assistant engin
eer of the road, Mr. Wilson, left the
;ity by private conveyance early
yesterda arr."on and crossed to
the Lexington Foko B road
River bridge. They traversed the
line of the road bed for nine miles
from the bridge, making a careful in
spection of every foot of the road
over which they passed. They found
that at no point had the waters of
the Saluda approached nearer than
about half a mile to the road, and
that it had received no damage from
the recent heavy rains.
This is regarded as a demonstra
tion of the judicious location of the
roadbed and the stability of the work
done under the severest test to which
it is likely to be subjected.
It has also made patent that with
such a route in operation there can
be no interruption of travel or traffic
with the up-country by freshets, such
as the public have been subjected to
during the present floods in the rivers
which are crossing the existing
If anything could establish the ne
cessity for this route and its value to
this city and the whole State the
present state of affairs resulting from
the high water in the Broad and Sa.
luda furnishes indubitable evidence
of the fact.
ASSASSIN GUITEAU'S ANATHEMA.
Remarkable Succession of Misfortuues
that have Followed his Withering
WAsrINGTON, July 30.-After the
assassin Guiteau had been convicted
and sentenced by the Court to be
hanged for killing President Garfield,
he stood up in his place and pro.
nounced a withering curse on every
one connected with the trial. Little
was thought of it at the time. It was
regarded as a fitting climax of his
ravings throughout that remarkable
case. Guiteau declared that mis
fortune would attend every one con
nected with his trial. Since then
Guiteau's curse has impressed itself
upon the minds of superstitious peo
ple by the singular manner in which
it has apparently been fulfilled.
'The jury was composed of twelve
strong and healthy mcn. The fore
man was in comfortable circum
stances, and was estimated to be worth
$50,000. Within a year after tbe
trial he lost his money, and is now
reduced to the level of a day laborer.
Four members of the jury are dead,
and nearly every one has been vis
ited with some kind of misfortune.
District A ttorney George B. Cork
hill was removed from office, his wife
died and his own death followed be
fore the end of another year.
Mr. Scoville, Guiteau's brother-in
law, who with Charles II. Reed, de
fended the prisoner, was divorced
from his wife and lott all of his prop
President Artbur, who refused to
grant a pardon or new trial to Gui
teau was defeated for renomination
and slowly failed in health and died
Mr. Blaine, who was a witness
against Guiteau, was nominated for
President, but defeated.
John A. Logen, anothcr witness,
is now dead, stricken down in ap
D)r. D. W. Bliss, Garfield's physi
ojan, has been in very poor health
for two years, and it is thought that
he will never be a well man again.
David Davis, who appeared as a
witness, has also joined the great
Judge John K. Porter, of New
York. one of the Government counsel
in the case, has practically retired
from the practice of his profession.
The guards who kept watch ove.r
Guiteau in the jail have nearly all
lost their positions.
Judge Cox, who presided over the
trial, lost his wife.
Te downwara career of Charles
H. Reed. of Guiteaus counsel, which
culminated in New York this morn
ing by his attempting to take his
own life, adds another name to the
list of victims of Guiiteaus anathenma.
The only conspicuous exception is
fou in Water.Davde who has ap
parently been more prosperous since
the trial than before. He stands at
the head of the Washir.gton Bar.
The defeat of the Republican par
ty in 1884 recalls the fact that Gui
teaa predicted its defeat.
The New Rules about Cotton Weights.
Owing to a new regulation of the
New York cotton exchange on and
after September 1st, 1887, cotton
buyers in all interior .towns will de
duct from bales weighing under 400
pounds + cent per pound; under 350
pounds t cent per pound; and pack
ages less than 300 pounds are not
considered bales, and are therefore
unmerchantable. The ginners and
farmers will do well to note this fact
in putting up their cotton. They
will also find it to their it,terest to
increase the general average of their
the heavy weight of bales
from the southwes win _ to
the superior staple an additional in
ducement for northern and European
spinners to give their orders to that
section. This is an important mat
ter to the ginners and farmers, and
should receive their attention.
A BOY'S CONFESSION.
He Shoots His Mother and Beheads
Her With an Ax.
EATON, 0., August 2.-John Beall,
thirteen years old, who has been in
jail six weeks on the charge of killing
his moti-er, has made a confession to
the prosecuting attorney, sheriff and
an ex-sheriff. It was not written
down and the persons are secretive
about the details. On June 13th
this boy was at home alone with his
mother at a farm house, and about 4
o'clock alarmed the neighbors by
saying three tramps had killed his
mother; and that he was asleep, but
awakened in time to see them leave
with a watch and some money. The
watch has since been found in a
vault where the boy admits he threw
it. The boy had shot his mother
twice and then nearly beheaded her
with an ax. It is supposed he was
with the dead body three hours be
fore giving the alarm. No motive
for his crime can be assigned except
that he was angry at what he seemed
to him to be evidences of favoritism
shown to his sister by his mother.
On.the day of the murder he ex
pected to go to Eaton with his mother
and get a new suit of clothes, but in
stead his father took his sister to
town, and thus he was left at home
with his mother.
iT WAS SENATOR BROWN.
A Man Who Wants the Big Men of the
Country Labeled as a Matter
From a Washington Letter.
Secretary Mosely, of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, was trying to
keep cool one sultry afternoon last
week, when a meek looking old gen
tleman, with a long white beard and
general ministerial air, entered and
inquired f.r the clerk of the commis
"-I am the secretary," said Mr.
Mosely. "What can I do for you?"
The old gentleman said he would
like to get a copy of the long and
short haul decision. This. was handed
him, the secretary wondering what
this country preacher wanted with it.
"You look warm," Mr. Moseley
added. "Won't you take a seat near
the window and cool off?"
"Thanks," was the reply; "I dont
care if I do."
After a few moments silence the
old gentleman ventured to ask:
"What part of the country are you
"I am a Yankee-come from Mas
Then his Yankee curiosity asserted
itself, and he said, -Where do you
"In Georgia,"' was the reply.
"Are you interested in railroads?"
"Yes; I am president of one of
them. My name is Brown."
"Are you any relative of old Sen
ator Joe Brown? I have always had
a desire to see him."
"Yes; I am slightly related to him,"
was the reply, "and I might say that
I am thme gentleman himself."
Mr. Mosely now says that he
wishes public men would wear badges
to designate their offce.
From the Licing Church.
The collector at Bombay has among
his curiosities a Chinege god marked
"Heathen Idol," and next to it a gold
dollar marked "Christian Idol."
There went to a cupboard
A lady named Hlupboard
To look for a bone;
But when she found none,
It saddened her so that she blupboard.
A HISTORIC ISLAND.
The Place Where Aaron Burr Tricked
Baltimore Home Joucrnal.
History that has recorded the ro
mances and intrigues of Blennerhas
set Island will soon have to devote
another page to the disappearance of
the celebrated isle itself. For many
years the sandy so:l has been suc
cumbing slowly, but surely, to the
waters, and every successive rise in
the Ohio has reduced the size of the
plot more and more; but very lately
it'has met with its worst disaster.
Running south into about the centre
the river has cut a channel which has
now caused an immense washout al
most directly in the middle of the
island. An immense excavation has
thus been created, and there are
signs of similar holes appearing in
other parts of the farm. One of the
b- _*ners residing there is try
ing hard to sell hisSitpty es
about frightened off. Steamboat cap.
tains tell their passengers of the fate
with which other islands have met,
and in pointag out the sites of lost
land, predict the entire swallowing
up of Blennerhassett's before many
years have passed away. Only the
other day a vessel steaming towards
Pittsburg caught on the branches of
a tree which had been undermined
at the edge of the island, and had a
bard tussle to get away uninjured.
As if propheic of it doom, the crops
of the island are poorer this year
than ever before; and it has always
been regarded as the most valuable
agricultural property in West Vir
Perhaps no spot on the Ohio has
such an interesting history as Blen.
nerhassett's Island. Its lore is that
of the nation itself. It was here that
Aaron Burr's treachery was practi
ally checked, and the triumph of
that event is meliowed by the sadness
of the fall of poor old man Blenner
bassett-the dupe of Burr. Over a
century ago this gentleman settled
on the island, building himself a de
lightful residence, and ever afterward
ispensing most elegant hospitality.
Harman Blennerhassett was born in
1769 in England. He was bred to
the law in Ireland, but sold his
estate in that country for more than
100,000, and came to the United
States. After remaining in New
York a short time he emigrated to
the west and took up the island,
which is just a few miles south of
Parkersburg, W. Va.
f4ere it was that Aaron Burr inter
ested him in his scheme for seizing
SIexico, where, in case of success,
Burr was to be emperor. Theodosia
Aston, Burr's daughter, was to be
empress. Blennerhassett expended
large sums in fitting out an expedi
tion, and, though discouraged when
be learned of Burr's designs, the in
triguer had such influence with Blen
erassett's wife that the old man
still adhered to him. After becom
ing thoroughly interested in Burr's
visionary enterprise, Blennerhassett
took him over to the town of Mari
atta, 0., for the purpose of purchasing
upplies for the voyage.
At the counting house of Dudley,
Woodbridge & Co., he left a memo
randum of such provisions as he
wanted. They included pork, flour,
whiskey, bacon and kiln-dried meaL
'hey also made a contract with this
irm for the building of fifteen b.ats.
Ibey were to be on the Schenectady
model, such as were then used on the
Mohawk river. Only eleven of the
boats were completed. These were
ouiit on the Muskingu'n river about
seven miles above Marietta, and
were to be delivered on the 9th of
Dcember, 1806. At that date fur
~her work was interrupted by the
militia, who, discovering Burr's plans,
ook possession of the boats. The
lays following were lively times on
Blennerhasset's island, Burr and
Blenerhassett both having to go
2eavily armed to protect themselves
igainst suspicious citizens. When
ater on they hoth fled to Cincinnati
nd the south, Mrs. Blennerhassett
showed her loyalty to her husband
oy sending her trustworthy servant,
Peter Taylor, after the old gentle.
nan to bring him back.
Blennerhassett was arrested in
1807 and held for trial as a traitor,
ut Burr's acquittal set all suspected
eople free. His beautiful island
ad home had been sacrificed to cred
tors, he went to Natchez a bank
upt. He undertook a cotton plan.
ation, but the war with England
-uined commerce and he then re
noved to Montreal, where he prac
,iced law. In 1822 he went to Ire
and, but here he failed to secure
~erain property and continued to
rail in every project he undertook.
n the lat year of his life he was
supported by his sister, who had left
a small estate to his wife and chil
dren. Blennerhassett had married
the daughter of Governor Agnew, of
the Isla of Man.
THE LAND SINKS.
Particulars of the Startling Earth
quake Phenomenon in Kentucky.
CHICAGO, August 3.-A Times
special from Evansville, Ind., refer.
ring to the sinking of land in Trigg
County, Ky., since the earthquake on
Monday night, says: - About mid
night everybody was awakened by a
sharp shock and bad barely jumped
to their feet when the earth, with a
dizzy motion, suddenly sank five
feet, carrying houses and terrified
darkeys with it. The scene that en
sued baffled description. The ne
groes fnll on their knees and in fierce
tones prayed the Lord to save them.
Others began shouting and praising
the Almighty, and ever and -anon
casting upward a glance to see if
chariots or e were not descending.
Added to this panu monium was the
intense darkness which per,l'
the moon being completely obscured
by heavy black clouds, which hung
very low and like a pall over the
doomed district. Rumblings were
heard from the depths below, which
gradually became louder, and many
springs, hidden for years, suddenly
found an opening and began to bub
ble upwards in constantly increasing
streams. The terrified inhabitants,
not pausing for their household goods
or chattels gathered up, rushed away
from the doomed spot, and some of
them are still putting as much dis
tance between them and the sinking
land as possible. The loss to prop
erty is incalculable. A large area
of corn and tobacco is a total looss.
Crazed by Ci;arettes.
Special to New' and Courier.
SPARTANIBUrG, S. C., August 4.
There was a case of cirgarette mania,
to the repression of which the best
efforts of the reporters of the News
and Courier and the Columbia Regis
ter have been called into requisition
at 1 o'clock this morning.
The patient is a Mr. Plummer, who
lately married a beautiful bride from
Birmingham, the source of all booms
Mrs. Plummer called in the staff of
the Farmers' City Bureau of the
News and Courier to hold down her
maniac husband on a restless couch,
which was with some difficulty accom
A local physician added sufficient
hypodermic morphine to secure the
reqired result, and the patient, the
bride and the hotel are now awaiting
the next sensation. The Birmingham
bride speaks of the maniac as
A Wonderful Invention.
From the Hariford Post.
"I see," said Mrs. Shuttle, "that
Edison has invented a method of
whistling under water. I should like
to know what good that's going to
"Ah, you women don't understand
these things," replied Job, "whistling
under water can be made of the
"How, I should like to know?"
"Well, you see when a man can
whistle under water, be-that is, be
can-why, he can let folks know
when he is drowning, don't you see?"
A Peculiar Invention.
From the 1Kew York Sun.
A Yankee clerk in one of the de
partments has invented a contri
vance called the antiphone. The
thing consists of a little diaphragm
that can be put in the ear, where it
is not visible or unpleasant, and it
shuts out all sounds except the wc.rds
of a person conversing close to the
ones wearing the 'phones The noise
of wagons, ice cream men and the
devilled crab man are wholly shut
out. ~The diaphragm operates like
the corundum crystals that polarize
light, l etting seine rays pass and
shutting out others.
Grass Growing on a Sheep's Back.
Fro'm the Concord, N. HI., Monitor.
A gentleman from the north end
tells the following story: About
twenty years ago it rained almost in
cessantly for two week, and every
thing turned green with mold. I was
going through the town of Salisbury
when I noticed a flock of sheep in the
field. They Lad a very peculiar look,
for their backs were green. They
looked so queer that I stopped to find
out about it. It proved that they
were carrying a field of grass on their
backs. The hayseed, which got
lodged in their fleece during the win
ter, had sprouted under the constant
THE FLOODS IN THE STATE.
The Low Lands Below Columbia
Flooded and Fine Crops Seriously
Daily Register, &t.
Early yesterday morning the Con
garee measured 191 feet, which was
eufficient to carry it into the lower
portions of the Speigner, Griffin, See
gers and Aughtry plantations, and
cause great damage.
A crevasse in the dam on the
Griffin place, which is the extensive
plantation below the city, occurred
early yesterday and caused the flood
ing of the lower portions of the place,
covering considerable corn and cot
ton, but Mr. Griffin is of the opinion
the loss will not be serious.
On the Childs plantation, which is
next belom Griffin's, the corn on the
exposed low grounds was generally
matured and ready for stripping the
fodder, and it is believed that but
little of this will be damaged even if
reached by water. But. 6tle of the
cotton on this place f.. * ginjured.
Mr: George Romans+i j. o has
considerable corns6..- 'r parts
~ntatf/alenciie y lose
most of his crop. ' -
On the Speigner Big Lake place,
aext below Childs's, there will be a
reat loss of both corn and cotton.
Much damage will also be done on
tbe Aughtry plantation, in which the
penitentiary will share the loss with
,he Messrs. Aughtry, as -the crop has,
been worked by them jointly.
Mr. John Seegers attempted to
reach his Big Lake place yesterday
morning, but was unable to do so
from the volume of water which had
backed in from the creek, and the
indications were that much of the
large body of land cultivated by him
under contract with the penitentiary
was under water and the crops se
On Mr. W. D. Startling's-place
and other plantations occupying the
lower portion of the Congaree swamp
it is believed the destruction of the
crop will be complete.
The highest point reached at the
Congaree bridge is ten feet lower
tban. that of 1886, and as, a great
deal of work on the embakments had
been done since that time. for the
better protection of all the places ex
posed, it is but reasonale to suppose
that these precautions have greatly
reduced the probabiliti'es of loss.
OVER TRLIRTY FEET AT CAMDEN
FORTY THOUs-AND DOLLARS LOST
IN' CORN ALONE.
News and Courier.
CAMxDEN, August 5.-At 9 A M.
the Wateree River was twenty-nine
feet and six-tenths, at 12 o'clook
thirty feet ond one-tenth, at 7 o'clock
this evening thirty feet and five
tenths. Velocity ten feet per sec
The prospects are that this river
will rise -no more. No drift wood
coming down now. The fiat at the
bridge, tied with a three-inch rope,
was swept away. It is hard to get
at the loss now. In corn alone the
loss is estimated at $40,000. Five
miles below Camden the water is six
inches over the rails of the Camden
branch. No harm done as yet to the
railroad or the bridge.
This freshet is now thirteen inches
below the freshet of May, 1886.
THlE FLOODS IN UNION.
UNIox, S. C, August 4.-The
flood from the mountains produced
such a rise in Broad River and its
tributaries as to cause heavy loss to
the crops on the bottoms. The dam
age on the other streams is but slight.
The rains have ceased at last, and
the agricultural prospects is the best
in many years.
A FREsHET IN THE PEE DEE.
CIrERAw, August 4, 7 P. M.-The
Pee-Dee River marks 27} feet, and
is still rising. Considerable damage
has already 'been done, and we an
ticipate that much greater damage
will be done.
Dislocated her Jaw in Yawning.
A peculiar mishap occurred to Mrs.
Wood, a resident of Hamilton, the
other night. She yawned so exten
sively that her jaw was dislocated,
and her mouth remained open in
spite of all efforts to return the jaw
to its natural position. Finally she
went to Dr. Stark, and with his as
sistance, succeeded in getting her
Good for the Interior.
Newc York Herald.
"What shall we drink anyhow?"
Why astonish your whole interior
cepartmenlt by drinking water for a
while. Give us a harder one t' guess.
Prohbition Defeated inTeas.
GALVESTON, August 5.-Returns
to the-News received up to midnikh
Last night from 440 polling precinc,.
clearly indicate that the prohibiti
amendment is defeated by 50,
votes. It will be impossible tog".
the exact result until the officia1
count shall have been made.
result indicates that all the' ot
amendments, except the one exten
ing the time for holding the legis
tare, have been carried.
The latest returns received
from over 500 voting precineta lea
ly indicate that the prohitl
amendment has been defeated
majority ranging from 50,000 to 0,
000. Enthusiastic anti-prohiba
ists claim this will be increa
A PAYINGi BUSINESS..
Revivanst "Sam" Jones
Rather High. But They
Will Have Him.
Mr. Samuel Jones, an evang
the Methodist Church, has been.
gaged to appear at the heoy
Camp Meeting tbi*
s no v cu arly sensational
;er, for Mr. Samuel Jones a
t the Loveland Camp Meeting.
year. There is something
-ngagement of Mr. Jones to.
however, that is the least bit j
he smooth and ordinary prl
.vents that ,is making some
good brethren who managethe
f the camp meeting thinkat
)f sixty miles an hour.
When Mr. Jones appeared.at
,amp grounds last summer he
there seven days. As -re'
is goodness in so stayisg:he
iven a check for $1,000.. The .
ng was not wholly voluntary o
art of the management,
Jones made the $1,000 check, a
lition of his appearance.
was considered cheap for the,
and so the check was
handed over. Arrangemen#
made this year to,have Mr -
oine and stay longer.
It was the universal'opinion=o
concerned in getting him
Lie ought to stay a week at
when sufficiently urged Mt ;
last consented to prolong
f religious enlightenment
period. This made the-good<
en feel real happy, and he'
been counting upon the joy .'
son with the great evangelist 's
nf the principal .delights 'of theT'
A few weeks ago, hoevr
began to be whispering that Mr -
bad found it necessary tod
aithful of a pcidon of the.p
that they had so fully'
it is said that he bad found 'W'e
sary to lop off a few days oft
teen which he had agreed toc's
amid the wooded hills ot the<
grounds. The managers were
pealed to. They said the
were current, and the joy of the ''
gelist's a admirers were tund
grief. There was not oceao.
misery absolute, however, for h
promised to come for a sbot:
anyhow, so consolation was
Then it was heard that Mr.
had again cut down his time
again and again until he had oi
lowed three days to Loveland'
Meeting. All this was found ~
Mr. Jones demanded $500 cr
tion for those three days.
That is the way the matter
now-three days and $500. >
The Powr onf His.Ee
A story is told of Van Amb.
the great lion -tamer, now dead.Oa
one occasion, while in a bom
was asked how hegotbhiswol
power over animals. He said:
"It is by showing them tha''
not the least afaid of them, and~
keeping my eye steadily on
I'll give you an example of thepw
of my eye." Pointing to .a ro
fellow who was sitting opposite
Amburg said: "You see thatf
Low ? He is a regular clown..
make him come across the ~,
to me, and I won't sy aw
him." Sitting down he~ ie,
keen, steady eye oil the man.
antly the fellow straightenedb
gradually, got up and came
to Van Amburg. When. he.
close enough he drew back his
and struck the tamer a tremend
blow under the ehin, knocking
elear over the chair, with the rem
"You'll stare at me like thatag
won't you ?"*
Durig the past year the
school membership in the
States increased 365645