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SESTABLISHED 18O.5 . NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, JULY ,18.PIE$.0AYA
DR. M'DOW'S STORY.
He Relates the Horrible Ietaill of the
Killing of Capt. Dawson-How. After
His Victim Was Dead, He Dragged
the Body to the Closet Under the
Stairway and Tried to Bury It.
[Special to the Register.]
CHARLESTON, June 26.-The horri
ble story of the killing of Captain
Dawson was told on the stand to-day
by the only living eyewitness of the
tragedy, Dr. T. B. MeDow, his slayer.
The court convened at 10 o'clock, the
State having closed its testimony the
day before. The defense first put up
G. W. Harper,. a negro .coach driver,
whose testimony was to the effect
that he had seen the deceased enter
McDow's office and four or five min
utes thereafter heard a pistol shot. This
was followed by two awful groans-and
by the voice of a man (meaning Mc
"As you said you would take
fe, now I've taken yours." On
ss-examination he admit ted that
rd no scuffling before the pistol
,Tiee or four minutes after the
McDow ut peared on the piazza of
residence and lookcd over to the
e of his office. He also saw an
Sground-nut-cake woman peeping
ito cI)ow's ottice. She was run off
by McDow's cook. A moment after
McDow's coachman ran back in the
yard, got his hat and coat and went
down the street.
Then Judge Magrath put up McDow
on the stand to testify. After giv:ng
the details of his age, etc., he procee ded
to relate the horrible details "f the
tragedy. His counsel would not per
mit him to give a connected narrative,
but led him on gently with quessions,
allowing him to answer only one at a
time. The following is
I was sitting in my sitting room ;
heard the offiee gong ring; went down
stairs, and opened the office door. 'Daw
son asked, if this was Dr. McDow. I
replied yes, and invited him in, closing
the door. Dawson said : "Dr. McDow,
I have just been informed that you
have been guilty of ungentmnanly con
duct to one of my servants." I replied :
"It is untrue." Dawson said: "I
give you" to understand that I am re
sponsible for that: girl, and you must
not speak to her again." I replied: I
would speak to her as often as I desired
until I was convinced that he had au
^ to prevent me. "Then," said
son, "if you do s,, I will publish
conduct in the papers." "And if
>ii-unfernal scoundrel," I re
"I will hold you personally re
le. (set out of my office!" At
ine he struck my hat off with
e and hit me with his hand,
ig me down to the lounge. The
>ws were almost simultaneous.
owed me up and struck me
I drew my pistol, and, rising,
FIRED AT HI.
iy pistol in my hi p pocket. I
113 carry a pistol ; have done so
iceI ent-ered the pratctice of my
c<uiNl -tries to\get McXbow t~
thie il Dgwsomi he
wag fascin idm but tiewituess
diiIs i'tIdertaiid~ the of>jeel of
uestion, or didn't hear it.. lie said
eknew was that Dawson was in.
tof him when he fired.
e fired the shot, he said, because
d(linl't know but the .next blow
uld hurt him seriously. After hes
ting a while, lie added that his life
as in jeopardy. - Inmmediately after he
ot him, Dawson turned and began to
gger, sayjing in broken language and
Ii al most iniaudible voice45,
'"YOU IhAVE KTLLED ME."
WVitness replied : "You tried to take
ty life ; now I've taken your's"-the
deintical words that Harper is supposed
o have heard 125 yards away..
"Lawson, lhe said, fell with the hack
of lhis head'to the ground.
"I. stood for a moment, then stooped
do0wn -and felt his pulse. Next 1 drag
gedl him by his feet. so as togethis
.o-J -nt reeumbn en t position, and
* thought of calling for niedical assis
tane; but T saw dleath approachuing,
and wvondered if I could do anything to
resuscitate him. He was dead, how
Witness characterized D)awson's man
ner in addressing him as atrrogant and
The story of the horrible attempt to
Fconceal the body, its burial and disin
termenut, was brought out in startling
and appalling reality on the cross-ex
am.uination. During its recital the
n'ay'er sat as cool- and collected as if he
wa~vs telling a fairy tale. Hie denied the
statement made by him just after the
tragedy that his victim had lived for
-half or. three-quarters of an hour. He
said hNiid not leave the room while his
v> dictim%as aive didn't remember how
J long' i4 remained there after Captain
He professed to have a most indis
tinet reeoHletion of. what took place
after the a7ooting. He remembers see
ing. Pdlieeman Go~rd,03 .when lhe rang.
The body was at that tine in the closet.
/ He had remioved it. He had no difti
~. eulty in getting the body into the
ehdetl. He broke the nails off and tore
open the door. As soon as life had-left
~:the body he ek>sed the windows-offiis
ojice, and,: t'aking the dead man'liati
and cane, threw them in the privy.
Got a spade and returned to the offie?
He picked the body up under the arms
and drg1 e out of the office through
--tlhd hlay to the closet and put it in
There were no bruises on the dead
man's face when hie put it in the hole.
Then he tried to take the body out
agaoin, but it ~a too 1mea-y- Then he
laid it down in his sitting room, to rest
awhile. Went out and bought twc
gandles, and then, returning, succeeded
in getting the body out. He raised the
body up, dragged it back, brushed the
dust from the clothes, washed the blood
from the face of the corpse and laid it
out. Then he went and fished tht
cane ontof the vault, washed it off and
put it on the sofa. He hunted for the
hat, but couldn't find it. When he had
arranged everything, he went out tc
surrender himself. He gave as a reason
for removing the body from its grave
that he wanted the benefit of giving ul
the corpse at the same time. Here e
Qa.:E .1oiRNA LISTIC FEAT
was brought to light. On the stand
-McDow swore that he had the pisto)
in his hip pocket ; had it there all day
and always carried it there. He wa.
confronted with an interview witl:
him, published in the Charlestor
World, in which he told the reporter
F. W. Miller, that "while trying to re
cover iyself, and seeing him (Dawson;
in the act of aiming another blow al
me with his cane, I managed to gel
around to my desk and get my pisto
and fired." Being asked to explain this
Mcl)ow said it was not the truth. Ht
had told Mi!ler, the reporter who inter
viewed him, that he had taken thE
pistol from his pocket ; but Miller tok
him that wouldn't look good for him it
print, and he had better say tha
he got the pistol from his desk
He agreed to this, and it was s<
published in the Charleston World
He admitted that the interviev
was read over to him before it wa
He was next confronted with an in
terview with him, published in thi
same paper, thanking the paper for it
fair and truthful statements. He sai
that there were some errors.
McDow admitted that he had goni
to-Captain Dawson's house on the even
ing of the shooting, but didn't sen<
word to the family that Captain Daw
son's body was lying in his office. H
asked for the governess,. but she wa
not there: she was with Captain Daw
son's children at dancing school, an<
he went oft' to his lawyer, Judge Me
To CONTRADICT DR1. MICHEL.
The defense next put up Dr. Forres
to contradict Dr. Michel's autopsy o
the body. The testimony, however
was rather unintelligible to non-pro
fessional ears, the witness forming hi
opinion from the position of the bulle
hole in the breeches of deceased. Dr
Forrest also testified that McDow ha(
a very slight abrasion of his head on th
night of the tradedy, but he didn"
think it worth attending to.
TESTIMONY WHICH FELL FLAT.
W. W. Sale, a life-long enemy of thi
deceased, was the next witness. Hi
testimony was intended to prove tha
the deceased was a bully and a domi
neering sort of man. Major E. Willi:
was called for the same purpose, bu
xather disappointed the counsel by de
-nigall that Sale had said.
Tfris ended the testimony for the de
eibe& No allusion was made during
McDow's examuinat ion to his relation:
'with the governess.
TH E EVID)ENCE A LL IN.
CHA RrLESTON, June 27-The McDo?
murder trial is rapidly approaching th<
end. The testimony in reply offeret
by the State to-day may be briefly sum
med .up. Dr. R. A. Kinloch, for fort:
years a physician and surgeon and a
present Dean of the Medical College o
South Carolina, took the stand to prov<
the course of the ball that killed Cap
taim Dawson. His testimony corrobo
rated the view of Dr. Michel, who made
the autopsy, that the ball had beer
fired from behind, and is confirmator:
of the general opinion that McDlov
shot- Captain Dawson when his bac1
was turned and when he was leaving
John Hogan, the detective who tool
-McDow from the police station to tha
jail on the night of the murder, testi
fled that while on the way to the jai
McDow, who was handcutt'ed, told hits
to look at his hat, where Dawson's can'
had struck him. Then, looking down~
he saidl: "It's bad-bad-bad ; but
shot him, and would shoot him againi
or any may who attempted to can
In reply to a question from Hogan a
to where he shot him, McDow said: "
shot to kill, and I know where to shoe
to kill. My profession teaches nm
This evidence of the detective is co01
sidered important, in view of the statt
ment made by McDow yesterday tha
he did not take any aiin when he fire<
on Dawsoix, and 'would have preferrei
to disable rather than kill him. D
Michel was recalled,-and testified anes
about the wound.
The State then announced that it ha<
no further evidence. Solicitor Jerve;
requested that the jury be sent to M<
Dow's office, for the purpose of obtain
ing a clear idea of the scene of th
murder. 'but McDow's councel objectec
on the ground that the jury might- b
unduly influenced by persns who ha
no proper connection with the cas
Judge Kershaw sustained the obje
Solicitor Jervey then announced th
.eas closedl, and requested the court t
charge the jury onecertaini questionls<
lawv. 1-e then proceeded to address th
jury, and made a good impr-ession. Th
audience applauded when he dent
unced McDow for sneaking around t
Captain D)awson's house when he we
absent. Mr. .Jervey spoke for tw
SENATOR CH AND)LER'S EAR.
No Doubt That it Was Pulled by Seator
Blackburn-Senator Faulkner Gives at
Detailed Account of What Took Place
in the Committee Roon.
[From the New York Herald.]
MAaRsIsR, \W. VA., .June
When the celebrated rencontre between
Senator "Joe" Blackburn, of Ken
tucky, and Senator William E. Chan
dier, of New Hampshire, occured at
the Capitol last February, it was wit
nessed by three brother Senators-Mr.
Faulkner, of West Virginia; Mr. Platt,
of Connecticut, and Mr. Cullom, of f
The trouble arose during a session of
the secret committee on Indian traders,
of which Mr. Chandler was chairman,
mnd was terminated by Mr. Blackburn t
pullitig Mr. Chandler's ear and in
other ways showing his contempt for t
the gentleman from New Hampshire. t
This, at least, was the story which Mr. 1
Blackburn's friends were telling about J
the Senate Chamber a few hours after I
the conunittee's session had closed.
Mr. Chandler, when spoken with
upon the subject, denied that his ear
had been pulled, or that anything of a
sensational character had occurred be- 1
yond, possibly, a heated exchange of
personalities. Mr. Blackburn, how
ever, was even more reticent than Mr.
Chandler. He not only would not
talk, but requested his friends to be I
equally circumspect and to allow the i
matter to die out as speedily as possible. I
The story, however, continued to
spread and on the following morning
was given publicity h the columns of i
Eastern and Western newspapers. l
Some of these accounts represented
Mr. Blackburn not only as pulling Mr. i
Chandler's ear, but as actua!'v drag
ging liim around the room by his
Late that evening I called at the
house of Senator Faulkner, and re
quested him to furnish the Herald with
a circumstantial account of the affair.
Senator Faulkner declined to discuss
the matter in any form whatsoever.
He promised if at any time Mr. Chan
dler or any of his friends should give
out a statement of the trouble that re
flected upon Mr. Blackburn that he
would then make public a correct ac
count over his own signature.
Mt. FAULKNER SPEAKS.
When Mr. Chandler's statement was
printed at Concord, N. H., yesterday,
I took the train from Washington for l
Martiusburg, \V. Va., where Mr.
Faulkner lives, to remind him of his
promise. I found him at his home, on
the outskirts of the picturesque little
village, and inunediately stated the
object of my visit. Mr. Faulkner read
Mr. Chandler's statement carefully and
then dietated the following reply,
which is given in full below. It raises
at once a question of veracity bet ween
himself and Mrr. Chandler.
Mr. Faulkner, as will be seen, ex
pressly states that Mr'. Blackburn did
pull Mr. Chandler's ear, "not, appar
ently,'' as the Senator says, "w ith a
view to personially injuring Mr. ('hani
diafer, but to cast an indlignity upon01
Mr. Faulknei' fturther iinfornmed me
that lie was the more miov'ed to spea:k
in the matter inasmiuchi as Mr. C'hani
dler in his statement referred to himi
(Faulkner) byv name and that, too, in a
manner not entirely c'orrect. Mr.
Faulkner's statement is as follows:
"After reading thet authoritative
fstatement of Mr. ('handler andl noth
ing the sp)irit ini wh'ichi it is givenl out,
tile imnputationis not 01n1y east uponi
the D emnocratie press. but upon the
Democratie nmenabers of that 'ommlait
tee, and the attemipt upon his part to
present Mr. lilackburn in the ludia'ious
and discreditable attitude of a bully, .I
feel that in justice to what I conceive
to be the tiuth it should be frankly and
without hesitation giv~enl to the puliic
persoalaly. I regzret tihe nlecessity oif
being ivolved( in this conitrov'ersy'
since it. has reached the pubilic, es
pecially as lhe relation b etween Mr.
('han.dler andl myself during the last
two sessions of the Seniate have been
personially friendly. 'Thie following
extract, which I hei'ewith clip from
Mr. ('handler's statement, is suib.tani
Stially correct as fatr as it goes, and will
save r'epetitloll on 1113 part.
"'The ('ommittee w'as mn session, no"
personl being present except the live
members and the clerk. As chairmian
I was reading the di'aft of a report.
LSenator Faulkner renmarked that he
thought I undertook, in a certain para
g rapli, to assert sonmething which it
had been mutually agreed should not
tbe claimed. I said that I did not
Ithink so and that I would read the
Sclause again. Mr. Blackburn vehem
reiitly intervened and said that I was
'certainly violating tile understanding,
and that it would so appear if T would
Iread the paragraph again and read it
'exactly as I read it before.
I1 asked him what reason he had
-for intimiatinig that I would falselv
Sread the paragraph. He relied that
he th'ought so because it would be like
emy whole action in the case, and that
Ihe considered mue capable of doing
any'thing to serve a partismn purpose.
Then ensued an angry colloquy. which
I cannot undertake to proiduce withl
eaccuracy. I said that I resented his
imnput'ation and he replied defiantly.
At some point he made a (chargte on
emy otlicial integrity and I mxade most
ebitter impilutationis upon him. I (10
Snot remnember the order of 5equ1en(c.
oThen he, mnaking somle threat of per
so4nal v'iolence, I do not recall the
owords.,I started around Senator Faulk
,wr~ whlo ws be'side himt, toward tihe
n<l of the table, where I sat with Sena
or Cullom at my right. I' said that
e did not dare to do what he had
AN OFFEN5IVE REMARK.
"In this statement," Senator Faulk
icr continued, "Mr. Chandler fails to
epeat the offensive utterance made by
lim which so angered Mr. Blackburn.
t was this: 'I do not intend to be bull
lozed by any Kentucky negro driver.'
Yhen I heard that expression from
dr. Chandler I turned to look at Mr.
3lackburn, who was on my left, to see
ts effect upon him His face mani
'sted the most intense excitement and
Lnost uncontrolable rage, and I at
reciated the fact at once that the
vordy controversy between these two
entlenen was to, be brought to a
"Mlr. Blackburn, in a mnonent or
wo, arose from his chair, at the same
ine intimating his purpose to make a
ersonal assault upon Mr. C(handler.
fe walked around my chair to the
lead of the table, where Mr. ('handler
'otiuucd to sit without the change of
muscle or the utterance of a word.
1Ir. Chandler is mistaken when he
avs that at this point of the con
roversy either Senator Cullomu or my
elf interposed between himl and Mr.
"Mr. Blackburn stood over Mr.
handler's chair some moments using
anguage which would convey to the
nind of anyone the doubt existing in
is own mind as to what course he
;hould pursue, in.somuch as Mr. Chan
Der still remained seated, and it was
mpossible for Blackburn to strike
um-which was manifestly his pur
'ose-in that position. A moment's
-election seemed to have decided him,
md to the best of my recollection and
elief he used the expression: ')aumn
sou, I can't strike you while you are
itting down, but Ican show my con
empt for you by twisting y<ur ear.'
THE EAR PULLED.
"Accompanying that remark with
he action, he caught him by the upper
>art of the ear and gave it a contemptu
us twist; not apparently with a view
o personally injure Mr. Chandler, but
is I supposed at the time to cast an
udignity upon him. Seeing that Mr.
handler made no resistance to the
tetion of Mr. Blackburn, I rose from
ny seat, pressed Mr. Blackburn and
aid: 'MIr. Blackburn, as Mr. Chandler
mis not seen fit to resent what you
iave done to him, your own honor and
nanhood demand that you should not
'ither by word or act iuterfere further
"Mr. Blackburn thereupon replied:
'Faulkner, you are right. I'll go and
ake my seat.' Senator Cullom was at
he same time endeavoring to quiet
natters. Senator Blackburn, at my
equest, agreed that he would take no
urther part in the discussion of Mr.
handler\ report, leaving that matter
stirely to me. I am not willing to
tate that Senator Platt saw the trans
ition as I describe, because of the
osition he then occupied in the romi,
ut from thme position taken by Senator
ullomu, I am satisfied that what 1
~aw he muust necessarily have seeni
sTATE TREAsURER Mc1VER.
aptain Bambherg's' Sucee,sor Filea His
Bsond and Rieceivesi HIis Commnis.ulon.
Mir. E. R. MicIver, of D)arlington,
'rhlo was oni We'dnesday5 appointed by
he G;overnor as State Treasurer to fill
>ut the unexpired termi of the late
a:ptaini Bamberg, was in the city
esterday, and the necessary prelinmi
aies for his assump)tion of the offie
vere qunickly arranged.
M1r. M1cIver yesterday afternoon filed
ls bond in the amount of $90,000, took
he oath of oflice before C'apt. U. R.
Brooks, a Notary Publie', and received
it once his comuimissionl as State Treas
irer, and entered upon the discharge
f the duties of the office. The bond is
~igned by the following gentlemen as
~ureties: C'apt. Wilie Jones, W. A.
lark, Esq., MIr. Geo. WN. Parker, D)r.
lames Woodrow, Col. John Tr. Sloan,
Jr., Capt. C. J1. Iredell and Mir. J. L.
SHOVELLED THE MONEY OUT.
iaked Robbers Awe a Hank Cashier and
Get Away with $20,750.
DENVE R, June :25.-A daring robbery
vas conniuitted at noon yesterday in
ellukde. While the cashier of the
San liguel Vadley Bank, C. F. Painter
vs alone in his private office counting
p the dnay's business, three masked
uen entered with revolvers in their
ands. The leader at once demanded
:hat all the cash be turned over to them.
Being alone amnd unarmed, the fright
aned cashier allowved one of the gang to
mter behind the counter and, with the
aid of a toy shovel, filled his bag with
01 in sight. Having secured the muon
a, the party nmade~ their way to the
street, w here they remoun nted thmei r
horses and departed for the mountains.
An alarmi was at once given. It was
ound that the robbers had taken t2).
750. A telegrmn received here late
this afternoon says the robb)ers are be
tween the Trout Lake and the big bend
f the Dolores River. Posses are in
If 'twere~ down, when 'tis down, it
were well 'twere down quickly"! is
what a person thinks when he is con
tep~lating taking a dose of old-fash
ioned pills. D)r. Pierce's Pleasant Pur
gat ive Pellets are tiny, sugar-coated
granules, scarcely larger than mustard
seeds. As a remedy for all derange
ments of the stomach, liver and bowels,
the are unequaled.
THE THREE C'S.
Work Commenced at Johnson City on the
[Johnson City, Tenn.. Comet.]
Early last Monday morning crowds
of people could have been seen going
towards the junction of the E. T., V.
& G. and C. C. & C. railroads. That
was the point selected by McDonald,
Shea & Co., the contractors, for begin
ning work. Teams and laborers soon
began to arrive, and notwithstanding
the fact that only two days' notice had
been given in which to get teams and
men, the showing was very good. When
the six-o'clock whistle blew a large
force of hands and teams began work.
The Three C's road was commenced,
and satisfactorily to the people. Large
wheeled and small scrapers were used,
and dirt was moved with a rapidity
and ease that satisfied those present
that work was begun in earnest. Real
izing the importance of the work and
seeing with a prophetic eye, as it were,
the grand future it opened up for
Johnson City, the people felt good and
gave three hearty cheers for the Three
C's and McDonald, Shea & Co., the
contractors. They had waited some
time for this beginning, and some were
getting skeptical, but confidence is again
Work was pushed all (lay, and by
night a half mile of the long-looked for
Three C's had been graded. Mr. John
Shea was in the city Monday and told
the Comet that the money to build the
road was assured, and they would push
the road to completion as fast as possi
ble. The work will he sub-let in a few
days-and the entire line will be under
construction in thirty days.
The contractors received ten new
wheeled-scrapers this morning, and are
putting as many teams and men to
work as can be gotten. Their own teams
from Knoxville will arrive soon. They
are now finishing up a contract there.
Up to the present time about 1,000
yards have been graded.
WANAMAKER AN ALL ROUND BOSS.
He Rules his Church as he Does Ibis Shop
and his Postofices.
[From the New York World.]
PHILADELPHIA, June 22.-Post
master General John Wanamaker's
appetite for rule grows by what it feeds
on. It daily becomes more voracious.
His fondness for the display of despetic
power over the men and women em
ployed in his dry goods shop in Phila
delphia has long been notorious. Since
his personal contribution to the Repub
lican campaign fund and his display of
ability to induce other money-bags to
disgorge a portion of their contents
bought for him a place in the Cabinet,
his display of autocratic domineerance
has astounded even Quay and the other
men who made him an official possibi
Now Mr. Wanamaker has given a
new exhibition of his love for sway.
His ambition has led him into a crav
ing to exercise the powers of a pastor.
Not satisfied with the honor of being
known as a leading light and the most
prominent Sunday-school teacher in
the Bethany Presbyterian Church of
Philadelphia, he desired to assume
supreme control over the church and
its pastor, Rev. Dr. Pierson. To this
Dr. Pierson objected, and for some time
there have been serious biekerings be
tween the postmaster general and his
pastor. The latter at length found that
the pious politician had made matters
so uncomfortable for him that he re
signed. Nearly every member of the
church desires the continuance of D)r.
Pierson in his pastorate, but Mr. Wana
maker has exercised his occult powers
in such a manner that fewv of thenm are
willing to raise their voices in protest
against the "freezing out" of their pas
It is asserted that Mr. Wanamaker's
assumption of authority over Dr. Pier
son became so off'ensive that the reve
rend gentleman at last found it impossi
ble to submit longer to the insults
heaped upon him, and that he found
his only recourse to be that of sub
mitting his resignation.
Dr. Pierson is regarded by all who
know himi as a very estimable gentle
manl and a zealous clergyman. He
found himself reduced to the position
of a subordinate to Mr. Wanamaker.
His church was known as "Wana
maker's Church." His Sunday-school."
wvas known as "Wanmakers' Sunday
school." It is said that Mr. Wanamaker
undertook to dictate to Dr. Pierson the
subjects and treatment of his sermons.
On more thani one occasion the pastor's
cheeks became red with indign.ation at
the distatorial manner in which his
parishioner spoke to him. This at last
bcane unbearable, and when the
clrgymani protestedl against being
treated in such fashion Mr. Wanama
ker's ire was arousedl, and the conse
quence is that Bethany is to lose its
It is said that one of the things that
evoked Mr. Wananmaker's wrath was
the fact that it came to his ears that
D)r. Pierson had said that "John Wana
maker can t:lk longer and say less than
aiy man I know of."
It is said that Mr. Wanamaker, for
the purpose of exercising supreme con
trol over the church, will have the Rev.
Mr. Thomas C. Horton appomnted its
pastor. He wvas assistant to D)r. Pierson
and seenms to be suffciently subservent
to please Mr. Wananmaker. With him
ii the pastorate Mr. Wanamaker will
be the actual pastor.
A good story is told ini connection
with the man ner in which Mr. WVana
maker sometimes mixes his business
and his religion. A group of reporters,
who had been assigned to report the
--ices at Bethany Churh, flocked
tbout Mr. Wanaiaker at their con
:lusion in order to have a certain point
,xplained. In the midst of their con
versation an old lady attached to the
?hurch came up. When she learned
hat the young men were reporters she
exclaimed in a loud voice:
"You can't believe a word you tind in
"lo, yes, you can," interrupted Mr.
"What can you believe?" asked the
>Id lady, inan incredulous manner.
"My advertisements," exclaimed the
postmaster general with a look of
Of a Kindly Nature.
With a fly screen under one arm and
i. bunle of fly paper under the other, an
bonest agent entered a grocery one day
n the summer and said
" Why don't you keep 'em out ?"
"Who vush dot ?' asked the grocery
"Why, the pesky flies. Yov've got
em by the thousand in here, and the
iy season has only begun. Shall I put
iy screens in the doors?"
"To keep the flies out."
"Why should I keel) tier flies out ?
lies like some shance to go aroundt
md see der city de same as agents. If
t fly ish kept out on der shtreet all tier
:ime he might ash vall be a horse."
"Yes, but they're a great nuisance.
['11 put you up a screen door there for
"Not any for me. If a fly vhants to
rome in here, und he blaves himself in
t respectable manner, I have nodings'to
ay. If lie don't behave himself in a
-espectable manner, I have nodings to
;ay. If he don't behave I bounced him
)udt pooty 'ueek, und don't he forget
"Well, try this fly paper. Every
sheet will catch 00 flies."
"Who vhants to catch eni?"
"I don't see it like dot. If I put dot
ypaper on der counter somebody
3omes along und wipes his nose mit it,
>r somebody leans his elbow on her
md vhalks off mit him. It would be
shust like my boy Shake to came in und
'ick all der molasses off to play a shoke
ml his father."
"Say, I'll put down a sheet, and if it
ioesn't catch twenty flies in five min
.ites I'll say no more."
"If you catch twenty flies I have to
pry 'em loose mit a stick und let 'em
o, und dot vhas too much work. No,
my agent friendt, flies must have a
shance to get along and take some com
fort. I vhas poor once myseulf, und I
know all about it."
"I'll give you seven sheets for 10
"Oxactly, but I won't do it. It looks
to me like shmall beesness for a big
igent like you to go aroundlt mnit some
:onfidence games to shwvindle files. A
ay vhas born to be a fly und to come
nto my shtore ash often ash he likes.
Wen he conies I shall treat him like a
ihentleman. I gif him a fair show. I
Ion't keep an axe to knock him in der
beadt, und I don't put some molasses
a oafer a sheet of pr per und coax him
o come und be all shtuck up mit his
reet till he can't fly avay. You can pass
long. I'm no such person like (dot."
A Live Q2uestion at the south.
The subject of education, especially
the education of the masses, is every
where a matter of earnest discussion.
Teachers, editors, candidates for office,
preachers, farmers, mechanmmics, white
nd black people, all classes, are dis
ynssing the subject. H-owv widespread
:his awakening hams been is illustrated
y the interest shown in the subject by
:he country p)ress. WXheni a Southern
ounty town weekly, depending for
.:fe chiefly on county advertising, takes
w abiding interest in a mxatter of gehn
ral concern, it is p)roof that the p)eo
pe are begi2minng to be aroused. The
outh is beginning to awake to the
perils that lie but partially concealedl
in the ignorant classes, both white and
lack, that make up so large a p)art of
the pop)ulation. It is time to awake;
here is reason to be alarmed when the
:enth census reports in the twelve
states under consideration in this
aper 332,7:3 white voters andi 88,905
segro voters as "unable to write." If
n a union of States like ours, which
)inds all into one, this alarm should
mot extend to States amore fortunate
:han these twelve SAuthern States, it
would indicate an indiferenmce to conm
non interests andl commnon danger miore
ilarming than ignorance itself.
Five P'oiions in the Cigarette.
To be healthy, the eigarette must be
LhrnJ away. It is very injurious,
and sure death to the person who
smokes it habitually.
Why? Tfobac-co in~ any form' is badh;
but in a cigarette thier" are live pois
ns, wvhile in a good cigar there is onily
In a cigarette there is the oil in thme
paper, the oil of nicotine, s.altp&tre to
preserve the tabacco, opium to miake it
mild, and the oil in the Ilavoring!.
The trouble with the cigarette is the
inhain of the smoke. If von blow a
mouthful of smoke through ai hand
kerchief, it will leave a hirown stain.
Inhale the smoke and blow it through
the nostrils and no stain will appear.
The oil and poison rem'ain' in the head
Cigarette create a thirst for stro)ng
drink: and there should be ant i-chLar
ete societies, as there are templerane
Teachers ought to watch and see
that their pupils do' not smioke. JIn
I879 there were 9i.000 eigcjaret tes manu
r.ctu,ed Lst year there were 1,200,
DEATH TU TH, UIL ,U>UL
Forever Excluded from Holding Franchises
in the State of Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, June 21.-To-day
Judge Righter, of the Civil District
Court, rendered a decision in the Cot
ton Oil Trust in favor of the State.
decreeing writs of injunction issued
against the American Cotton Oil Trust
to be maintained and perpetuated. The
suit was filed by the State through the
Attorney General nearly two years ago,
asking that the Trust be prevented
from holding and exercising the fran:
chises and privileges of the corporatior
within the State of Louisiana and i.
f'erever, excluded and debarred from
said franchises and privileges. The
trial of the case consumed a long period,
and was fought by the attorneys on
both sides with all their force. Attor
ney-(General Rogers and E. Howard
McCaleb represented the State, whik
T. J. Senines and T. L Bayne repre
sented the Cotton Oil Trust. The writs
of injunctions perpetuated by the final
decree of the court, forbid prohibit and
enjoin the American Cotton Oil Trust,
its officers, agents, attorneys, and em
ployees, and Jules Aldrich individually,
and as vice-president, manager and
officer thereof, from any act whatsoever
within the limits of the State of Loui
siana. Also, from entering into con
tracts, obligations of any kind, or in
behalt of said American Cotton Oil
Trust, from buying, selling, exchanging
or dealing in property, rights, credits,
whether moveable or unmovable, with
in the State. The application for a re
ceiver is denied.
HARRISON'S OWN CHOICE.
Robert Small' Record in South Carolina.
[From the New York Times.]
Here is a partial record of the career
of Robert Smalls, one of the office
holders of South Carolina. It is taken
from the report of the joint investiga
ting committee on public frauds in
their report made to the South Caroli
na Assembly at the regular session of
Josephus Woodrufl, tlin elerk of the
Senate, testified that, in consideration
of Small's vote to support a joint reso
lution appropriating $200,000 to pay the
claim of the Republican Printing Com
pany, lie gave Smalls a check for $5,000
payable to cash or bearer. L. W. Zealy,
cashier of the South Carolina Bank
and Trust Company, testified that
Journal A, 437, showed that Smalls en
dorsed and presented said cheek on the
same (lay. January 18th, 1872, and that
it was placed to his credit.
The records of the Court will show
that for this offence Smalls was tried
before a Republican Judge and a jury,
the majority of whom were republicans
and of his own race, and was found
guilty, sentenced to two years in the
pen itentiary, and subsequently pardon
ed by Governor Hampton.
Small's notorious record was fully
made known to the President long be
fore the appointment was made. In ad
dition to the statement of these facts a
protest against his appointment was
forwarded to Washington. This pro
test contained the names of a majority
of representative men, the largest tax
payers, and the city council of Beau
fort. In spite of this action of the citi
zens and1 the official record of this man,
he has been appointed collector of the
Port of Beau fort, S. C.
The Stock Show at Pendleton
In order to give all owners of fine
stock and others interested an opportu
nity of participating in the arrange
ments for the stock show to be held at
Pend leton on the 8thr of August next,
in connection with the other joinit
meetings of the farmers arid fruit grow
ers during the same wveek, the commit
tee in charge do hereby extend a gen
eral invitation to all interested either
in the stock or fruit show to meet with
the Pendleton Farmer's Society, in the
Farmer's Hall at Pendleton, on the
11th of July next, at 10 o'clock, a. in.,
at which time final dliscussions ard ar
rangemrents for the cxhibitions will
In eonsiderationi of the fact that this
Society has contributed the necessary
funds to pay a large number of
p)remniums in cash for horses and cattle
at this show without any charge either
to exhibitors or spectators, we trust
that all parties from all sides will turn
out and take part in making this stock
show and fruit exhibition the finest yet
Seenl iln this section. Resp'ly,
J. E. LEwIS,
('om. in charge of Stock Show.
Poor girl. poor girl, so young, so fair,
Aind (loomed to di1!. so soon;
Thie stee of death are scattered there,
Aknd long before life's noon
The grass will grow upon her grave:
so) frends in sorrow say,
'And think no power on earth can save
T1he deatr one from decay.
Why do they think and talk like
this? 'imply 'because some of her
family have ied from scrofulous pois
oning of the blood, and they see indi
tationis of the same taint in her.
Scrofula of the Lungs, commonly
called Consumption. is a terrible dis
ease, and it is not to) be wondered at
that they dlreadl it. But it can be con
quered. 'rThe pois(on can be driven out
of the blood. The taint can be ehimi
niatedh from the system. Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medica'l D)iscovery has cured
ihou i-ands of persons who were expected
to fin d early graves because "there was
srofula in the f:anily." "Golden Medi
cal I )iscoverv" is warranted to remove
all blood-taints from whatever cause
arising. It eures all scrofulous, skin
and scalp diser~~'. or money paid for it
wil 13 r.tnurned.
The Last Days of Father Damien.
On the _ith lie took to his bed, and
on the 30th began his direct prepara
tion for death by a general confession
and -renewal of his vows. Next day
he received the holy viaticum. "You
see my hands," he said, "all the
wounds are healing and the crust is
becoming black. You know that is a
sign of death. Look at my eyes, too;
I have seen so many lepers die that I
can't be mistaken. Death is not far
off. I should have liked to see the
Bishop again; but le bon Dieu is call
ing me to keep Easter with himself
God be blessed!" On April 2, Father
Conrardy gave him extreme unction.
"How good God is,'" he said during the
day. "The work of the lepers is assured,
and so I'm no longer necessary, and
will soon go up yonder." "When you
are up above, father, you will not forget
those you leave orphans?" "Oh, no!
If I have any credit with God I will
intercede for all the Leproserie."
A few days of respite, even of rally
ing and hope, followed. The good Sis
ters of Charity often visited him.
Everybody admired his wonderful pa
tience- "He, so ardent, so lively, so
robust, was thus nailed down to his
misreable couch, yet without much
pain. He was laid on the ground on a
wretched mattress, like the poorest
leper. We had the greatest difficulty
to get him to accept a bed. And how
poorly off he was! He who had spent
so much money to relieve the lepers
had so far forgotten himself that he had
not had a change of linen or bed
clothes." On the 13th he had a bad
relapse, and all hope was at an en
little after midnight he receiv holy
communion for the last time, and be
gan occasionally to lose conciousness.
The next day he still recognized his
comrades, but could not speak, though
from time to time he affectionately
pressed their hands. On the 15th his
agony began, and soon all was over.
He died without any effort, as if
going to sleep. After his death all
marks of leprosy disappeared from his
face, and the wounds in his hands
were quite dried. Strange to say, at
his own request, he was buried under
a large panbanus tree. When he first
landed at Molokai he had no dwelling
and was obliged to sleep for several
nights under the shade of this tree, and
for this reason he desired to be buried
A Cute Dog.
The stories about dogs on railroad
trains call out another. His master-so
Listener is informed by a credibILe -
correspondent-habitually took the dog
from one town to another. One day the
log heard his master say, "Shut that
dog up; I am going from S to
Boston to-day, I can't take him with
me." The dog disappeared. His owner
took the train. No dog anywhere
around, but stepping out at a way sta
tion en route he saw the dog peeping
out of a baggage car door and watchin~g
him, evidently quite prepared tojump
off, too, if his master did not get on
board. The dog had got on the train
first, and had popped into the baggage
car and kept himself out of his master's
view.-If there is any canine equivalent
for the expression. "It's a cold day
when I get left," the dog, no doubt,
uttered it when his miaster resumed
charge of him on the train.
Wasr r NGOo, D. (C., June 27.-Mrs.
Rosina Mackey was to-day granted a
divorce by the Dsstrict Supreme Court
from Judge Thomas J. Mackey, form
erly of South Carolina. The ground of
ap)plication was illicit association with
Mrs. Witherhee, formerly of Washing
ton. Mrs. Witherbee's husband is su
ing her for a dlivorce.
Farm,er/ Inter-State Assoiation.
The above association was organized
at Atlanta in August, 1887, and is com
posed of representatives from most of
the Southern States, including South
Carolina. The association will meet in
the city of Montgomery, Ala, on the
20,th of August next. Reduced rates on
all lines of railway will be secured, as
also at the hotels and boarding houses
of that city, and will be furnished to
delegates in due time by the secretary.
The representatives (five or more for
each Congressional district) are appoint
ed by the vice-presidents of the States.
The vice-presida.nt in South Carolina
is E. R. McIver, Palmetto, S. C., who
will furnish all information.
The Invalids Hope.
Many seemingly incurable cases of
blood poision, catarrh, scrofula and
rheumatism have been cured by B. B.
B. (Botanic Blood Balm), made by the
Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Write
to themi for book filled with convincing
G. W. B. Raider, living seven miles
from Athens, Ga., writes: "For several
years 1 suffered with running ulcers,
which doctors treated and pronoune<, 6Y'
incurable. A single bottle of B. B. K. -
did me more good than all the doctors.
I kept on using it and every uleer
D). C. Kinmard & SonI, Towvaliga, Ga.,
writes: "We induced a neighbor to tryv
B. B3. B. for catarrh, which hie thought
incurable, as it had resisted all treat
mient. It delighted him, and continu
ing its use he was cured sound and
R. M. Lawvson, East Point Ga.,
writes: "My wife had scrofuila 15 years.
:She kept ?dowing worse. She lost her
hair and her skin broke out fearfully.
D)ebility, emnaciatin and no apipetite~
followed. After physicians and numi
erous advertised medicines failed, I
tried B. B. B.. and her recovery was
rapid and complete."
Oliver Secor, Baltimore, Md., writes:
"Tsunffered from weak back and rheu
matism. B. B. B. has proven to be
the nlimedicine thiat gtave me relief."