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ES'1'ABLISt h1) IN 1865. NEWBEPRRY, S. C., TfHURSDJAY, JA\TUAR12.18.PIE$.0AYA
THE BLACK LYNCHERS.
Result of the Coroner's Inquest at Cen
Special to the %ws antl Couwrier.
GuE:NVIS.LE, Ianuary 4.-The
coroner's inquest over the dead hody
of Manzeo Waldlrop, alias Manz
Gooden, the white wan who was
lynched by negroes near (entral,
Pick-ns County. last Friday night,
adjourned this aftern.on. The facts
of the lynching, as developed in the
course of the long and tedious inves
tigation conducted by Solicitor James
L. Orr, confirms in every particular
the veirsion already teiegraphed to
The New. <ud (,ovrier from here,
which was the first and the only ac
curate account of the occurrenc, yet
Col. Orr went to Central yester
day morning and the inquest was re
sunied at 10 o'clock this morning. It
lasted all yesterday. and to-da.y re
suited in the identification of all the
ringleaders in the lynching, with am
ple proof, it is believei, to convict
them in Court. The evidence devel
oped the following story :
'LIIE CR!ME AND TIE vIcTIM.
The negro girl, whose death fro:n
the effects of a criainal assault origi
nated the trouble, was the daughter
of Cato Sherman, ani aged about
thirteen years. The assault was cow
initted last Thursday and the girl
died on Friciav. In the coroner's in
quest instituted on Friday afternoon
Trial by Ju.tice I,. D. Garvin, act
ing coroner, it was shown ny a phy
sician's aflidavit that the felonious
assault had caused death, and suspi
cion was directed to Manz Waldrop.
He was brought into the Courtroom
and an eighty-year old sister of the
deceased girl pointed him out as the
man who had committed the crime.
Lula Sherman had conftessed the cow
mission of the crime before she (lied,
but did not idenhtify her assault. On
his part Waldrop stoutly denied any
knowledge o. the aff-a;r. The inquest
was finished at 10 o'clock on Friday
night. Waldrop wus placed in charge
of Constables 1>. E. tarvin and Gay
lara Eaton to be committed to j:ul.
Garvin was a regular otlicer, and he
claims thai Eaton'voluuteered to ac
company him, while Eaton alleges he
was piressed to go.
A UNIIEEDED WA1.NING.
It was shown by the testimony of
- six reputable men tha; the constables
were warned not to starb to Pickens
with the prisoner that night. Deep
feeling bac been aroused already,
and cooler hea-s feared that such a
proceeding would tempt the negroes
to violence. Some witnesses t.-stified
also that Acting Constable Eatsn,
who was drinking that night, was
heard to declare that --Waldrop ought
to be hanged anyhow, that the rope
with whicih he was to ce hung would
break his neck . before morning, and
that he would tie the rope to hang
him if he could get three nagroes to
In spite of these prudent warnings,
however, the constables started to
Pickens about midnight Friday night.
Liarvin was driving a mule to abug
gy and had the prisoner on the seat
beside him, wile Eaton started off
walking, remarkong that he would
wa.lk as far as the railroad crossing,
but they would i't get any farther than
that. He afterwards got up on the
rear axle of the buggy and rode that
3IEETING T IIi LYNCliERIs.
When tihe party reached a point
about three-gjuarters of a mile from
Central, they saw a crowd of negroes,
apparently about fifteen or twenty
in number. Garvi n, guessing their
object, turned the buggy around and
drove rapidly back; towards Central.
He had gone but a short distance
when one of theC negroes ran in front,
and catching the mule by the bridle
stopped him, while others dragged
the prisoner irom the ,buiggy, Garvin
threatening. begging .anid warning~
them by turns. At tuie approach of
-the negroes Eaton had stepped down
from the buggy, and wheti Garvin
.drove away back to Centr-al he re-'
stiloOTING W.ALDIu9P IN THiE nEAl).
STh e gang of negroes now proceed
a . with W:ddrop to a p)oint about
-three jundred yards from where lie
had bec n secured. lie was then shot
three ti:nies in the head with a pilstol.
All this occurred near the residence
of Dr. Clayton, one of the biest known
citizens in Piekeuis Countv. Attract
ebythe noise ofthe prisoner being
.ragge away,and th nte shots,
Dr. Clayton, Dr. Folger. aiso a promn
inent estizen, and Mr. Payne. came
upon ti e negroes. As they did so
all the regroes retreated a short dis
tance- One who halted nearest by
thiem eN elaimned : " ook out : gentle
men; clear the wy\?" The white men
found Waldrvp lyi ng by the road
with three wounds in his lhea-l. He
said he had been shot: that he was
going to di1e, atnd would he dead in
ten minutes. At this the negro. who
was standingm near. sai:i: -That's
lie; you havent been shot."
Am;ong~ the first questions asked
Waldrop wa :5s to his guilt or inno.
cence at ti ie cechar;red to himn. In
the sa tne breath with the assrtion
that hie was going to die he dec'ared
before God that he was innocent. re
peating: the declaration with empha
sis. Drs. Folgetr and Clayton asked
him to sit ip so) !!.'y couild ex:imine1~
is woundsi. which they found were
luot serions, the~ bullets hav-ing0
glanced and o'nly gr:zed the skull.
'Waid:-op then stood up and re
tgainin'g. confi jice. askedi the men if
he muight not go bac-k to Central with
them. adding that he wanted to see
hiWpeopie again before he died. The
hfew wite people who had come up
then tried to persuade the negroes
not to do anythiig further, and they
started off. Valdrop going before. At
this move several of the negroes ran
by them, caught the prisoner again
and carried him off about a hundred
WALDI. P LEFT 10 HIS FATE.
The white men went back. to their
homes and Waldrop was left to his
fate, no further attempt being made
to rescue him. The next morning
his body was found hanging to a tree
not far from the roadside. A rope
had been run through a fork and tied
on tile other side to a sapling, and the
body was haging with the feet touch
ing the ground and the hands not
When Col. Orr went to Central to
begin the inquest he started with the
determination to ferret the affair to
IDENTIFYINO THE LYNCIHERS.
The first wi.;ess to give a clue to
the idenity of the lynching party was
a negro named Jim Berry Crawford,
whom Dr. Clayton had seen standing
on the sidewalk as he went out of his
house. Crawford testified that the men
who took Waldrop out of the buggy
were Cato Sherman, the father of the
negro girl who died; John Reese,
Foster Knox, Henry Bolton. Another
negro. Andrew Crooks, also seen
standing near at t:e time, swore that
at th,e end of the inquest over Lula
Sherman, Harrison Heyward. Cato
Sherman, Foster Knox and John
Reese, all negroes, had made a plot I
to kill Waldrop.
Lucas Gantt. also colored, swore
that on Friday night. after the hang
ing, Bill Williams and Harrison Hey
ward had told him they helped hang
the man and that ilency Bolton had
shot him. In accordance with this
evidence the jury, late this afternoon,
rendered the following verdict:
"The jury finds that Manz Wal
drop glias M nz Gooden, came to his
death on Friday last, 30th of Decem.
ber, 1887. by hanging with a rope,.
and that William C. Williams, Fos
ter Knox, Cato Sherman, Henry Bol
ton, John Reese and Harrison Hey
ward were guilty thereof, and that
R. Gaylard Eaton was an accessory
before the fact to the killing."
All these negroes have been cap
tured except Foster Knox, who left
before the coroner's inquest was be
gun. Tney will be sent to-morrow to
jail at Pickens.
PUBLIC OPINION AT CENTRAL.
While the excitement at Central is
cooling down, there is still much
feeling over the affair, manifesting
itself most strongly in the demand
for the conviction of the guilty par
ties. Indignation is warm against
Eaton, the white man, who is believed,
to have been concerned in causing
the negroes to act as they did.
Trhe universal sentiment about
Central is that the lynchiig would
nlever hlave occurred had not the
white men urged the negroes on to it.
As to the guilt of the unfortunate
victim, Waldrop, a poor half-witted
fellow, opinions are a'out es:Lally
divided It is by no means certnr
that he committed the cri'ne for wh;eh
hie suffered ummarily.
WHAT soLICITOR ORRt SAYS.
Solicitor Orr returned it a late
hour to-night from Central. He was
shown the above statement and cor
roborated it in all particulars.
*"This is the first case of lynch~ing
that has occurred in my circuit since
my official term began," he said, "and
I have made up my mind to prose
cute it to tile best of my ability."
It is probable that Eaton, the
white man, will be tried first, when
the case comes up, as it probaH'y
will, at tile coming term of tile Cot.rt
in Pickens, beginning on the third
Mo)nday in this month.
A Story With a Moral.
Near a railroad crossing where
trains frequently waited for connec
t.on berries were very plentiful.
Two women conceived the idea of
making a little money by selling
freshbherries to the hot and dusty
bravellers. T'hey fort hwithi put their
idea into execution, and were soon
passing through the waiting trains
offering tile fruit for sale. One in
variably mnade ready sales, selling
out before she had gone through a
train; t.'e other always had berries
left unsold, and sometimes she failed
to sell any. One made a handsome
little "pile" by the end of the season;
the othsr questioned whether she
iA been paid for her time.
The reason for the success of the
one and the failure of the other w&s
not hard to find. It all lay in the
manner of service. One of these
women was careless and untidy in
her appearance; the other was scrup
ulously clean and neat;one measured
her berries from her basket in a cup,
filling it with her hands as she passed
through the~ train; thet cther made up
little paper holders Lied with fresh
green leaves, and these she filled
with berries before the train arrived.I
No one wonders which would sell
Probably some haker or confec
tioner may suspect a small-sized
moral lying around loose hereabouts.
Fiom the Chicago Trilune.
The city editor of the London
Tiw".. lately'deceased, left a pittance
of $6:20,000 for the support of hlis
family. The other editors of the
paper are believed to be in compara
tively easy circumstances, but their
opportunities, as well as their sala
ries. have probably been greater than4
BOYCOTTING A PROFESSOR.
The Evolution War Renewed in An
Special to Newis and Courier.
COLMBIA, January 4.-The South
ern Presbyteriad published and e.l
ited by Dr. James Woodrow. late
professor in the Columbia Theolog
ical Seminary of natural science in
its relation to revealed religion, and
present professor in the South Caro
lina University of geology and zool
ogy, will in its issue to-morrow con
tain a column editoral edtitled "The
war renewed." embodying in greater
detail the following statements and
"One of the inducements offered to
students in the Theological Semi
nary is that the lectures of the pro
fessors of the South Carolina Uni
versity are open to them. Accord
ingly during the last few months
several of the Seminary students
have been attending Prof. Woodrow's
classes, some regularly matriculating
as university students and others
obtaining permission from the pro
fessor to attend regularly as visitors.
Their attendance suddenly ceased.
After a timeone of them reappeared.
From the minutes of the New Or
leans Presbytery the Southern:Pres
byterian now learns the cause of the
cessation and reappearance. and as
certains that the attendance wae
forbidden by Profs. Tadlock, Girar
deau and Herzman. The New Or
leans Presbytery, after considering
on the 27th of December a commu
nication from the faculty of the Sem
inary relative to that Presbytery's
candidate, who, acting under the in
struction of the Presbytery's Assem
bly correspondent, announced his
purpose to attend Prof. Woodrow's
lectures contrary to the wishes of the
faculty. adopted, by a vote of IS to
11 resolutious sustaining the faculty
and disapproving the action of the
F-esbytery's correspondent of ed
The Presbyterian adds that in Oc
tober Prof Woodrow was earnestly
requested, in the name of the Semi
nary students, to take a number of
them under his instruction, either in
his study or elsewhere, but peremp
torily declined, but subsequently
several of them matriculated at the
University in order to attend his
lectures, and as he could throw no
ob:tacles in the way of such action.
they did thereaf.er attend them.
Soon some of the students ceased at
tending, and Prof Woodrow learned
that the Rev. G. A. Blackburn, Dr.
Girardeau's son-in-law and pastor of
the Second Presbyterian Chiurch
here, had informed several students
that their attendance at Prof Wood.
row's University lectures was injuring
the Seminary by causing outside
fri'nds to withold contributions, and
th- support of those who persisted in
ati nding would be cut off. Subse
qi antly 'Dr. Girardeau told one who
han been attending that such action
was in direct opposition to the will
of the entire Church, and that if stu
dents were allowed to listen to Prof
Woodrow's lectures the entire effect
of the Church's struggle for the last
three years wo-uld be nullified. The
student, regarding this as an official
opinion, notified the faculty of his
intention of renewing his attendance
at the lectures. This announcement
was not replied to by the faculty, but
they sent the communication al
ready mentionea to the New Orleans
T he Southern Presbyteriani e x
presses regret that Drs. Tadlock and
Herzmnan have shown themselves en
titled to a place by Dr. Girardeau's
side in the front rank of extremist
partisans, and says that it had not
thought that they would "be found
uniting with their colleagne in boy
cotting a professor who is quietly
discharging his duties in the State
It is evident, that this new devel
opment will tend to keep open the
question of evolution so long fought
over. It is a curious fact that even
the practical excommunication of Dr.
Woodrow has not kept theological
students from seeking his instruction
in geology and consequent dicta as
te> the origin of man.
REPLY TO THIE SoUCTIIERN PRESBIYTE
CoLDIMBIA, January 9, 1888.
To the Editor or the New. qwr
Courier: In yesterday's issue or
your paper you have the substan1ce
of an article contained in the Son/l4
en Presyterian, which is full of mis
representations, I care but little for
this personally, but if these slanider
ous representations are allowed to
go unrebuked the result will he that
such writers will become more and
I am very loth to charge any- one
with a deliberate misrepresentaition
of facts, but in this cace the circum
stances would certainly go very far
toward justifying such a charge,
Nor is this the first time I have to
call the attention of the public to Dr.
Woodrow's misrepresentations. It is
also worthy of notice that when on a
previous occasion Dr. Woodrow's
statemer.ts had been proved untrue,
although he never repeatedl them to
my kno.wlezdge, lhe never withdrew
Now, let us see what the truth is
in the present matter. I will not go
into an analysis of the whole article,
but will only consider the part re
lating t> myself. Dr. WVoodrow
says: '-Some time thereafter he
was informed that the Rev. G. A.
liackburn, pastor of the Second
Church here. Dr. Girardeau's son-in
law. had visited d:fTerent students
and stated to them in substance that
t- eir attendance on Prof WXoodrow's
college lectures was injuring the
The above statement is planly no
true, as any sensible man will see
Happening to he in the Seminar:
campus I heard while there that
few of the students were taking Dr
Woodrow's lectures. I went imme
diately to the rooms of the students
and saw each of them as soon as
possibly could. Now to say that
stated to those students that the,
were injuring the Seminary, whet
very few in the church knew tha
students were taking these lectures
is simply absurd. Dr. Woodros
represents me as further saying
--That outside friends would with
hold intended contributions, and tha
the support of those who persisted ii
attending would be cut off."
This as false a representation a!
the other. I did not know then, nor di
I know now, how the students who at
tended Dr. Woodrow's lecturers ar4
supported. Fortunately for me I an
able to produce direct proof that I)r
Woodrow has misrepresented thi
case. The student who reported th
conversation to Dr. Woodrow, whei
he had read the article, said to m
that it did not correctly represen
what I had said.
Now what was the conversation
I have no hesitation in giving it
I said that if it should become knowi
in the church that students wer
taking Dr. Woodrow's lectures i
would very likely damage the insti
tution, and would probably caus
some of its friends to withdraw thei
support, which might affect student
who were needing assistance. Dr
Woodrow would probably say thi
was practically the same thing. I
does not however, take any grea
ability to see that they are not prac
tically the same thing.
I)r. Woodrow implies that I wa
meddling with the administration o
the Seminary, and threatening stu
dents with personal troubles on th,
ground of some certain knowledg
which I had, or was supposed b:
them to have, while the truth is
acted within the legitimate sphere o
a friendly adviser, and did nothin;
further than express a fear that if th,
thing werrt on it might damage then
and the Seminary. The difference i
This is, however, a small matte
compared with another of his mis
Dr. Woodrow wraps his garment
about him and darkly insinuate
that, while he saw the "surface of th
ground and the grass moving," ther
was some dee,p underhanded worl
going on. Then be wipes his mouth
and proceeds by insinuations, thi
most unworthy of all underhandet
methods, to make his attacks.
He informs the public that I an
"Dr. Girardeau's son-in-law." Them
he says: "Whether Mr. Blackburn
in making these statements, was act
ing for himself or as tha messenge
and spokesman of another, we havi
no means of knowing." And then
-Subsequently D)r. Girardeau rep)re
sen ted to- one who had been attend
Whtl is thme point in all this
W hat is the impression Dr. Woodrov
is endeavoring to make ? Plaini'
that Dr. Girarde&u tried in an un
derhanded way to stop students fron
attending Dr. Woodrow's lecture
and used me as his agent. If Dr
Woodrow did not mean to make thi
impression he writes intelligently
If he did mean to make this im
pression he is guilty of slander. Le
us look at the facts:
1. I,gr. Woodrow knows very wel
that D)r. Girardeau will not resort t<
any underhanded tricks. 2. Thi
student who gave Dr. Woodrow thi
information which has been so fear
fully abused, says he expressi:
stated to Dr. Woodrow that he un
derstood me to be acting on my owl
motion, and expressing my owi
opinions. 3. I was iii the city, an(
Dr. Woodrow could have found ou
the trouble from me. 2. Dr. Girar
deau was in the city; he could havm
inquired of him what the truth was
Dr. Woodrow has taken the positiom
that whoever gives publicity to at
untruth, which is liable to do harm
and has means of knowing the truth
is guilty of falsehood. Now he hac
abjundant means of knowing thi
truth, and has stated by implication
what was not true.
Trhe truth is, I spoke to the young
men upon my own respousibility
witbout the direction or the advic4
ar the consent of any one. I did xi
apenly. I did it for the good of th<t
Seminary and for the good of th<
But this is enough to show th4
zharacter of the article, and to pu
~he public on their guard against tot
readily accepting the statements o
h8e So ithernif Pr&esyterian.
G. A. BLACwBUI:N.
Marriage of Christian Reid.
SamISura, N. C., January 4.
Professor James N. T1iernan, minin
expert for the Clyde syndicate. with
weadquarters here, was married t<
Miss Francis C. Fisher, the author
ass, and known as Christian Reid, o
~his place, on Thursday, Decemvbe1
29, 1887. The ceremony was per
[ormed in New Orleans. In artistic,
iterary, aad mining circles this is
miece of romantic news that is pleas
mnt to relate.
A Hint from History.
If our re,'ublican friends are really
tnxious to have Mr. Lamar demo
:ratic candidate for the Vice Presi
lency they will reject his nomination
o the Supreme Bench.
The rejection of Mr. Van Buren
'or a foreign mission by a whig Sen.
Lte made him Vice President and
b GEN. KENNEDY'S SUCCESS I:
The American Consul General the Mos
Popular United States Officer
in the East.
Special to the News and Courier.
Soccnow, CUINA, November 18.
As the Pacific steamer enters th
broad mouth of the Yangtse, ti
"little sea" as it is called by the nr
tives, only low, flat lands are visible
At Woosung, the "floating city,
with its happy passengers, enters th
Hwangpoo River and passes up tei
miles, with nothing for the eye t
rest upon save the mud banks an
the green fields of growing rice-"t'i
staff of life" to the hive of natives
when suddenly a mighty city rises i
the distance, and the sluggish stresr
is covered with fleets of mnerchan
steamers and men.f war, bearing th
- flags of all the great nations of th
Forty years ago the little walle
city-a county seat-had 50,000 pec
ple; now the population is 300,00
and yearly increasing. The 3,00
foreigners annually handle the tril
ling sum of two hundred million do]
lars. The foreign residences, mostl
in the rear of the settlement, are a]
"villas," and a mile and a half alon
the river front, called the "Bund,
- there rises a line of palaces, bank
and commercial houses. Just at th
bend of the river. and the mouth o
the Soochow Creek, stands the Amer!
- can consulate, commanding the er
tire view of the garden, the harbo
and the magnificent Hongs.
When, two years ago, a dispate
was printed from the San Fran
cisco papers, "John D. Kennedy, o
South Carolina, is appointed consu
f general at Shanghai," there was
buzz in diplomatic <rcles. "Who i
this?" "A Confederate brigadier?
By a long line of predecessors th
position had been filled by America
gentlemen from north of Mason's au
f Dixon's. No one ever stepped int
the social life of the Eastern mE
troplis with more ease than did th
i representative of the Palmetto State
He was not alone. The wife that ac
companied him possessed the rea
combination of simplicity. gentlenes
and grace. which causes the dang
ters of the South to charm all rank
and classes of every nation an(
clime. The papers always speak o
him as the "popular consul general.
Though commerce rules the port
Shanghai is decidedly a literary cor
munity. The Debating Society wa
drooping with 60 nominal members
Our friend was placed at the he,
and the roil now has 250. Our Eng
lish brethren, though wise in council
are slow of speech. The ready tongu
of a Southern orator puts him quickl
as the Cicero or far Cathay. Tb
Daily News urges the young men t+
attend the society and listen to th
president speak as a model of ele
quence. On every public occasioi
he is put forward.
Thue consulate general is the inos
inportant American post in Chino
The consul is coroner and judge o
probate, postmaster and register o
shipping, police magistrate and Judg
of the Supreme Court. Crimina
Scases and Suits involving a mnillioi
dollars alike come before him. H
is in control of all Americans in th
-port, living or dead, on land or th
sea, besides being responsible for a]
the consulates in china.
American consuls justly deserv
the praise (they receive. Tihe Eng
lish consult international law an<
take down volumes of statutes boun<
with red tape, while the Americal
acts, at least so foreign residents o
other nationalities say. The fame o
-the Camden consul general is as far
Ireaching in Asia as his influencei
felt and his courtesies have been ex
tended. Last summer a distinguise<n
consul in Japan, speaking of thi
-present incumbent, said : "lHe is the
finest United States officer in thi
East," and his many friends rejoic
in his success.
Misery by Mortgage.
A Maine farmer asked in a Bango
store' about negotiating a loan o
$300. This led to inquiries and ad
vice of which the Lewiston Journr
makes effective use : "It seems tha
the man had worked hard all hi:
days, had bought and paid for
$1,200 farm, had taken a wife, fur
nished a house, and now, envious o)
his neighbors, wanted to build a $0
barn. To do this he proposed t<
borrow the cash, giving a mnortgag
on his f'arm. Said the druggist afte
the story was told : 'Your farm i:
clear now ?' 'Yes, sir.' 'You lov
your wife ?' -Yes, sir.' 'Well,' sait
the merchant, 'this is what you shioult
do: Go home and earn the $30i
first, and then build your barn. I
you borrow now, you will think eaci
night as you lie on your bed that yoi
are in debt. You will fret and worry
your wife will do the same; sicknes:
and accidents may come, or a poo
crop be your portion; there will be:
$300 skeleton in your house, and tei
to one, you don't fret and grov
peevish and have a row with you
wife. Don't, go into the mnortgag
business ! Live within your income
be industrious, and when you d<
build your barn and own it, you'l
be as proud of it as an Englishman i:
of his castle !' For a momenmt th:
young farmer hesitated. On each
sidle were interested spectators, anm
all was silence. Gradually the heai
lowered, and a tear rolled down the
check. The man took pride in h
occupation, and wanted that barn
tl last he said : 'Thank you, sir. T<.
telthe truth, my wife was crying
when I left home because I was going
to mortgage the place. I'll take youi
advice and go home as I came down
and she'll be -lad to see me.' 'There,
said the Bangor man, 'that felloa
came to a good. wise conclusion.
t have seen lots of misery on accoun
of this mortgage business. He wh<
gives one, often gives peace, comfor
and contentment with it."
ATE 'F BY A 1101:,1E.
42.00' in &i1Ls and NoUe.K Quietly Dis
-j . nipa.4 from view.
Special to the Allanta Constitidion.
TAYLoi:. Ga., January 4.-A con
siderable; loss, in which a horse play.
a most peculiar part is reported. Mr
J. F. HIartley, of this place owns:
very fine horse which he prizes high
- lv, consequently gives her his per
sonal attention, that Fe is never is
want for any-article of fond.
Mr. Hartley does a general mer
chandise business, and last wee)
embracing the holidays he had takei
in considerable change, amounting ti
very nearly six hundred dollars.
Fearing some one might break ii
the storehouse. he took his book o
money home that evening, Return
ing to business early Monday morn
ing, purse in hand, he passed by th
stables where his horse was- kept.
As is his general custom, lie wen
in to see if they had properly beei
attended to, and finding that the
s had not been given any feed sine
the night before, he laid his pocket
f cook, including notes and cash to th,
amount of 82,000, over in the trougl
of one of the stables, which was a
r that time vacant, and went out ti
call his hired boy. Not seeing hir
anywhere. he went to his home him
self and got feed for them.
After feeding he went on up t
the store, not thinking where be hac
left hb pocketbook, Ile had beei
at the store twenty minutes when i
occurred to him that his money wa
in the feed trough. He hurri-d bacl
to the stables. but too late to fin<
things as he left them. The horse
instead of going in the stable wher
the seed was placedi, went in and be
gan to breakfast upon tens an<
- twenties. When he got at himself
-Ir. Hartley looked throngh the pili
of papers that were lying here an<
there, but only found a ten and a on<
dollar bill left from a pile that only
a few moments ago amounted to nea
, $2,000. Very few of his notes wer
damaged. Among his papers was
rebate check on H.- M. Anthony, th
potash man, which was eaten. - Th
horse seemed to have a preferenc
3 for the most valuable.
There were, fifty dollars in gol
that were recovered unhurt. Ther
is not the least doubt' but thatth
horse devoured it, for there wer
some particles of the paper in th
trough that looked as if they ha(
been in her mouth.
A Four-Year-Old Life-Saver.
An account of the burning of th
.hose of Fred M. Thomas. on Lebanor
f street, Maplewood, has been pub
f lished. An instancn of remarkahl
presence of mind on the part of
1 child is afforded in the conduct o
I one of Mr. Thomas's children. hi
3 four-year-old daughter, Nellie. Thi
3 day of the fire Mrs. Thomas had beei
away from home a portion of the day
1 leaving her children in the care of:
neighbor. On~ her return she foun<
the youngest, a boy of two years, un
-well, and leaving him with his littl<
I sister in her kitchen, went for a phy
i cician. Before proceeding far, how
1ever, she saw that her house was or
f fire, autti returned at once to get thi
f children to a lace of safety.
Terooms were full of smoke, aut
Swith great difficulty she made he:
-way to the kitchen, where she was
I was hlorrifie3d at fin1ding that the chil
3 dren had disappeared. She crosset
Sthe hall to another room, which the
3 fire had not yet reached, and ther'
3 found the two curled up in a larg<
rocking chair, the little one singin;
to her frightened and half-stifiet
brother to soothe him, and intending
to obey her mothers injunction t<
take care of hum. The girl's prudenc!
r and obedience probably saved he:
Showed Hlowi it Was Done.
A jo!ly party was sitting around:
table in a restaurant at Frankfort or
the Main, Germany, talking aboul
the numerous thefts of fall overcoati
which hal lately been rep)orted fron
every part of tue city. T hey all agreet
that such a thing could not possibl~
happen to ny one of them!, as tihe'
had their eyes wide open. *'Never
theless," interp)osed a gentlemn sit
tinng at tue next table. "I would,i
need be, undertake to p)rove that an'
one of y-our coats could he easily ah
stracted from under your very noses.'
Th 1ey were astonisIhed, but he ex
plained that it was only~ necessary t<
engage a man ini an interesting con
versation, and while he continued un
der the influence to arise, take his
overcoat, put it on, light a cigar, anc
leave the room with a gracious bow
The entire company kept up a con
tinuous roar of laughter at the amus
ing~ tale atnd the still more entertain
ing practical illustration withm whiel
thet relater accomiprnied his word:
~and wlked out of tihe door. iIe did
not come b)ack. neither (did the over
coat. with a pocketbook with $10(
Fromw ice PhLaidpla Press.
Here are two timely rules for the
1. Settle up.
2. ett.le down.
THE THREE C'S ROAD.
Completion of a Train of Fine Cars
Paying Interest Promptly.
Yorkeille Enquirer, 23d.
The Springfield, Mass., Republican
of the 2 ultimo, contains an elabo
rate description of a train of four
cars, two passengers, one smoker and
one combination smoking and bag
gage car, just completed at the
Brightwood shops, Springfield, for
the Charleston, Cincinatti and Chi
cago Railroad. According to the
description, the cars are the finest of
any that will be on a Southern rail:
road, while they are built in accord.
ance with all the latest improvements
known to the builders. The outside
finish of the cars is the peculiar frost
effect produced by aluminum paint.
The roof, which is the new turtle
back design, is painted snow white,
and with the 32 ventilator funnels,
make an attractive appearance. The
trucks, as well as all the gear, are of
the most approved sort. = The wheels
are 42 inches in diameter, while the
ordinary car wheel is 33 or36 inches.
The inside finish is antique oak,
which, with the large plate glass win.
dows, makes an especially light and
pleasing effect. The ceiling is cover
ed with terra cotta coffee sacking
decorated with oxidized and burn.
ished brass-headed nails driven in
such a way as to make fantastic de.
signs. The seats, which are made on
those low, luxurious models, are in
the first-class coaches upholstered
with old gold plush. Both ends of
the car are partitioned off, and on one
side of each compartment thus form.
ed is a wash room fitted with marble
bowls. Particular attention has alsc
been given to ventieation, the philo
sophic principles of which are de
scribed at length by the Republican.
The cars will be placed on the com
pleted portion of the southern divi
sion of the road at an early day.
Two advertisments in Boston news.
papers have some interest to South
Carolinians. They are the notices
that the January interest on the col,
lateral trust 6 per cent. bonds of the
Massachusetts and Southern Con.
struction Company, 4nd the 5 per
cent, first mortgage bonds of the
Charleston, Cincinnatti sad Chicago
Railroad, will be paid on and after
January 1, at the office of the Boston
Safe Deposit and Trust Company.
The Lancaster Review of last week
counsels the farmers of that country
not to make their- spring purchases
of fertilizers until the completion vi
the road to that town, which will
probably be by the 1st of March,
when assurance is given of reduced
freight rates on the C., C. & C. line
A New Joke by Our Own Evarts.
From he Ph~iladelphia Record.
Speaking of George Washington
always reminds me of that good story
of how Evarts told Lord Coleridge
when they were at Mount Vernon the
legend of Washington throwing a
dollar across the Rappahannock.
"But,"~ objected Coleridge, "the Rap
pahannock's a broad stream." "Yes,"
retorted Evans, '.'but you must re
Smember that a dollar went further in
those days." At a dinner party not
long ago Evarts was chaffed a little
about the many stories attributed to
him by the newspapers, and incident,
ally this one was praised as his best.
"Oh," said Evarts modestly, "I don't
say all the good things that are cred
ited to me. Every now and then some
anonymous newspaper paragrapher
says a wittier thing than any of us.
Now, what I might have said to Lord
Coleridge was that it was not sc
strange that George Washington
threw a dollar across a ri: since he
threw a sovereign across the sea.'
That was certainly as bright as the
other. Yet Evarts begins to show
the effe'cts of his seventy years. He
repeats himself. HIe has got off that
witty remark originally presented tc
the Glover club, that like some other
great enterprises he lacked terminal
facilities, half a dozen times. I amr
afraid lhe will never be presideit.
Love Restores a Young Girl's Sight.
Young James Robertson Blackie,
of the Glasgowfirmn of publishers, has
been the hero of quite a romantic
marriage. Some years ago he fell in
love with a fair American girl, a niece
of the late President Arthur. WYhen
she had finished her education in
Glasgow they were provisionally en
- aged, and she returned to America
to nurse her dy ing grand father. A ftei
his death she was attacked by fever,
as a result of the great strain and
fatigue of nursing.
Then came the great earthquake
which shook Charlesion to pieces and
the shock and terror, acting on her
enfeebled nerves, entirely destroyed
her sight. TIhe specialists were hope.
less, and could (1o nothing to avert
the calamity of life long blindness.
She wrote to her fiance releasing
him from the engagement, but the
manly young Scotchman refused to
submit. Hie left by the next steamer,
and on arriving declared that he
loved her, and was ready to marry
her whether she was blind or not.
T be unexpected burst of joy strength.
cned her general health, her eyes be
gan to improve, and now she has as
bright a pair of brown eyes as any
man could desire to see.
Beginning at the Wrong End.
Giving slippers to clergymen has
gone out of fashion. The disobedient
children get them just the same, how
'HE F UNNY MAN.
C. E. Benham, in Harper's Magazine for
Who is that man who sits aad bites
His pen with aspects solemn ?
He is the Fnnny man who writes
The weekly Comic Column.
By da he scarce can keep awake
At night he cannot rest.
His meals he hardly dares to take
He jests, he can't digest.
His hair, though not with years, is white,
His -cheek is wan and pale,
And all with seeking day and night
For jokes that are not stale.
His joys are few ; the chiefest one
Is when by luck a word
Suazests to him a novel pun
His readers haven't heard.
And when a Yankee joke he sees
In some old book-well, then -
Perhaps he gains a moment's eas',
And makes it do again.
The thought that chiefly makes him sigh
Is that a time must come
When jokes extinct like mammoths lie,
And jokers must be dumb.
When eyery quip to death is done,
And every crank is told;
When men have printed every pun,
And every joke is old.
When naught in heaven on earth or sea
Has not been turned to chaff,
And not a single oddity
Is left to make us laagh.
We take the following summary
from the annual review published In
the- News and Courier of Monday,
showing the industrial progress of
It is shown that, as compared with
the census year 1880, the total value
of' taxable property in the State has
increased $20,000,000. the value of
live stock has increased $7,500,000:
farm productions exceed those of
1880 by $5,000,000; fruits and vege
bles $700,000; the value of mineral
products $720.000. In the manufac
turing inbustries there has been an 4
increase of 1,193 establishments, em
ploying 18,589 more hands than were
so employed it. 1880, the capital in
vested has increased $10,999,000,and -
the value of manufnctufed products
Since 1880 four hundred and forty
six miles of railroads have been com
pleted. From November 1, 1885 to
November .887, two hundred and
two miles haye been built at a cos
of 83.500,000; the railroad earnings
for 1887 were $2,500,000 in excess of
those of 1880, and the value of rail
road property has more than-dobe
since 1880, the - increase
800,000,.while the total valueo
property in 1880 was $7,390,00
A Turkish Story.
There is a turkish proverb which
says that "the gift of a peasant comes
high"-and this is the illustration. A
celebrated hodja--a kind of Ameri -
can alderman-secured a present of
a hare, which was duly served for
supper. A week later a man sought
the hodja. "Who are you?" was asked.
"I am the man who gave you the
hare?" He was warmly rcceived. A
little later a number of men dropped
in about lunch time. "Wbo are you?"
was asked. "We are the neighbors
of the man who brought you a hare."
Still another crowd came, and they
were asked as to their idenity. "We
are the neighbors of the neighbors of
the man who sent you the hare." The
hodja then set before them some clear
water, and then they asked, "'What
is this?" '"It is the sauce of the sauce
of the cooked hare," replied the
A Level-Headed Lover.
From the Boston Courie.
He : "And you reject me Sadie?"
She: '-Do not put it so harshly. SayI
it cannot be." "Well, let it go so.
It cannot be. We are still friends?"
"Unquestionably, George. I will al
ways be a sister to you. "Certainly:
Iexpected that. Now let me give I
you a little advice." "Yes." "I heayd
you singing as I came in to night 'I
want to be an angel.'" "Yes." '-Well
don't you know it was a waste of
breath?"' How so?" "The idea of a.
girl wanting to be what she already
is !" "W-hat she already is?" "Yes,
You know you are an angel." "I do
not know it." ''Then I tell you so.I
Please don't sing any such nonsense
any more." 'Dear George. I have
reconsidered my determination. If
you want me, take me. I am yours."
They Were Married. P
It seems to make very little diff
erence where you are when the mar
riage ceremony is performcd. A
young runaway couple in Kansas
were driving to church, but the
hoses took fright and the sleigh stuck
in a snowhank. They were tied right
there and then. mrig
The next thing wiTl be a mrig
on a toboggan slide, with minister,
bride and groom travelling at the
rate of a mile a minute. There is
nothing like novelty in this world,
and if an attack of rheumatism is
thrown in, why, the interest of the
,occasion is vastly increased.
Romance ofaBlc Cat.
St. Louis Globe Democrat.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., December 21.
-Two or three years ago one of the -
professors at Yale had a black cat,
upon which not a white hair couid be
found. Barnum advertised for such an
animal, and soon the professor's cat
disappeared. Two days after Bar
num's winter quarters burned out the
Iblack cat came back to her former I
master's house, and it is believed
that she was stolen and sold to Bar
num. The distance over.the road on
which puss traveled is'about nineteen