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combination pon E
more extensive scale than formerly
denominated the American Manufae
turing Company, in which perhaps all
principal jute bagging manufacturen
are interested, by which they proposE
to force -on the cotton producer for the
year1890 their output, and
Whereas, it is absolutely necessary
that whatever should be done to pre
vent the ;same must to be efficient, be
done atthe earliest possible day; there
fore we, the undersigned, most earn
estly request the presidents of each
State Alliance to] have a decided ex
pression from sub-Alliances, wheels o1
unions, in favor of the exclusive use o1
cotton bagging for the year 1890, and
report the, same to a convention at St
Louis, on December 7th next at 10 a. m.
Said 'convention to be composed of the
presidents of each State Alliance
Wheel, or Union,I or such representa
tives as they may select, and one of
more delegates from each cotton ex
change In the United States, to takE
into: consideration and settle the ques
tion of tare on cotton covered bales, and
to establish a standard cotton bagging
We earnestly request the Hon. Evar
Jones, president of the Farmers' and
Labors' Union of America, to invitE
.geh cotton exchange in the United
States to send properly accredited del
egates to said convention.
And in the event that the cotton ex
changes refuse or neglect to participate
in said convention, then the delegates
representing the producers shall pro
l.L. eeed to fix the tare and prescribe s
= standard cotton bagging may to whicl
=' aAlliance men will uncompromising
Th'i-action is necessary, that manu
acturers of cotton bagging may be en.
"? sbled- supply the demand at reason
able; prices. Let sub-Alliances takE
L. F. LIVINGSToN,
President S. F. A.
R. G. SLEDGE,
Chmn. Nat. Cot. Com.
R. F. KoLB,
7,1 W The cotton exchanges should see tha
4 -areepresented at the meeting tc
eld at St. Louis, and should us(
- _- .:t .utmost endeavors to give the far
mer full justice at that meeting.
No objection can be made to the
Standard Cotton Bagging, and on the
proper presentation of the matter t<
the;-.siances, they will no doubt bE
perfectly willing to discontinue the use
b of light sheeting, against wvhich therE
has been some complaint this season
The alliances are in earnest, and shou
no-disposition to recede from the ad
vanced position which they havE
~ The farmer is entitled to be paid foi
every pound or cotton be has in a bale
and the sooner justice is given him thE
bueer it will be for all partios con
. Poor House" in Name Only.
The York County poor house is cer
tainly a model institution. It is actually
miore than self-sustaining. After pay
lng all expenses, including wages o1
rs, $356; doctor's bill, $52; suppliei
for pan ,l1; sewing for paupers
$12; superintendent's salary, $300; thE
farm clears $141,90 the present year.
We doubt if there is another pool
house in the State that can make s<
good ashowing. The superintendent '1
the:York poor house is evidently a
good farmer and a man of fine business
Heasuring Prize Corn.
Mr..R. M. Allison, brother of Col. R
E. Allison of this place, a York county
competitor for the big corn prize, had
his corn crop harvested last week in thE
pesence of witnesses. Mr. Allison had
two prize acres; on one of which hE
niade 100 bushels and 6 quarts of corr
and on the other 104 bushels and fivE
It was estimated that at least two
ffths of Mr. Allison's crop wa lost
by freshets, some of his corn having
been overflowed as often as four times
The **Touch of Nature."
The "touch of nature which makes
the whole world kin" was exemplified
this summer in a little Swiss village
An American gentleman travelling foi
his health, accompanied by his sister,
died suddenly of hemnorrhage at thE
'village inn. A temporary intermieni
Was1necessary to permit comnmunicatior
-with friends this side of the water. A1
the simple service in the little cemnetery
on the mountain side the bereaved
sister noticed with surprise four gentle
men, evidently not natives, standing r
little away from her wvith uncovered
heads. She found afterward that o1
these self-imposed mourners one was a
Scotohman from Glasgow, another at
Englishman from Sheffield, and the
others two Ger an gentlemen. ThE
latter:were tra company, bul
others, who it
d, and thE
Milder than Even
Stillman, of Woodstock, is
e bone prophet of Eastern Con
ticut. He gets his bone from a
goose that is hatched in May, and when
Henry Stiliman is bending over his
goose bone to read the future each fall
all Windham county is hushed, and it
hearkens to the prophecy. Wiggins
and De Voe, and even Uncle Daboll, of
Groton, who has been getting out
"almanacks" yearly for the past 117
years, may be very well fumtiling with
the weather-during the rest of the year,
but when the first fall winds come
piping over the hills, and the "frost is
on the punkin," then Henry Stillman
sits down with the goose bone, and
something happens that is "tolerabi'
Mr. Stillman consulted the bone last
week, and his prediction has been pub
lished orally all over the eastern end of
the State. Prediction is a weak, nar
row word to apply to the proclamation,
for Mr. Stillman doesn't predict; he
determines. It is going to be an open
winter, he says, and "that settk s it,"
says Windham county
The magic bone hanging by the side
of Mr. Stillman's kitchen chimney,
and by which he ciphers out the sea
sons, shows a row of dots around its
shank, an4 those dots announce what
the temperature is going to be. The
darker the spot the colder the weather
is the reading of the bone. Then there
are circular marks which divide the
bone into the three winter months,
December occupying the space between
the first partitions, January the next
apartment and February the remain
ing one. Mild, regular weather will
prevail in all the months and it will be
milder than even that of last winter.
There will be few days on which run
ning water will freeze. The coldest
weather.will be in the latter half of
January, when there will be some frosts
of considerable severity. "Near the
point of the bone," says the seer, "is a
marked discoloration, indicating that
the first day of winter will give decided
intimation of the season's change."
Christmas will be a green one, but- it
will be wet and cold. January will
step in warm and sunny, but soon it
will turn cold, though not very cold.
The coldest day will be January 27.
There is going to be a "reg'ler old-time
Jiniwary thaw." and February will
hive -ta't ypeW oo. October
will be a cold, disagreeable month, with
heavy rains andisnows. There will be
an early spring, but February will
melt into March in a disastrous thaw,
in which the features will be swollen
mountain streams and terrible floods.
Faith in the goose bone is invincible
in this part of the State, and each year
many farmers are; wont..to take one
fromjthe May goose, and it is dried and
hung in the front hall or against the
chimney in the kitchen. There it
dangles until spring in the next year.
The best bone is taken from a goose
that has a trace of wild blood in its
veins. But not every one can read a
goose bone as Henry Stillman is able to
THE PALEETTO STATE AHEAD.
south CaroUlnathe Banner Manufacturlfng
state of the South.
CHATTANOOGA, ;October 4.-The
Tradesman has instituted an exhaus
tive inquiry in thecotton mill industry
of the South and received reports from
all the leading mills of the Southern
States. The actual number of mills in
operation is 339 against 142 in 1380, an
increase of 232 per cent. since the
census year. The increase in mill con
sumptiorn of new cotton in the same
period has been 253 per cent. South
Carolina is the banner State; 132,319
bales were consumed in that State last
year, against 120,988 bales in Georgia.
The consumption of raw cotton in
South Carolina has: increased thirty
three .per cent. in two years.
The concensus of opinion of the lead.
ing manufactures of the South in their
written reports to tbe Tradesman is
that the South is in possession of ad
vantages over any portion of America
for cotton manufacturers in: First,
proximity to raw material; second
superior climate; third, cheaper power;
fourth, lower cost of rent and -living;
fifth, lower wage scale; sixth, less lia
bility to strikes; seventh, cheaper
buildings; eight, less expense for heat
ig mills; ninth, saving on freight.
Exports show that the South has
abundant material with which to de
velop an excellent labor for the indus,
try. Nearly all labor force, is native
and although the expansion of the in
dustry since 1880 has called for an in
crease in the number of hands amount
ing to fully 200 per cent, there has not
been in that period a single strike in
one Southern mill town and but one of
considerable duration in any mi!l. The
reports also show that operatives do
not lack a high degree of skill.
The Tradesman has received returns
of dividends from twenty-five leading
mills in the South, locaited in six differ
ent States. These dividends run be
t ween extremes of 4 and 28 per -ent.,
and the average of .the twentytfive is
11i per cent. per annum. These twenty
five fairly represent the whole.
A Dish of New P's.
P stands for Pudding for Peach and for gr
A nd likewise for Poetry anwd Prose;
The Parrot. the Pigeon that flies in the air,
The Pig with a ring in his nose;
For Paper and Pen, for Printer and Press,
For Physic, and people who sell It;
But when you are sick. to relieve your distress
Take at once Pierce's Purgative Pellet.
Oh, yes, indeed! These are the P's.
for you, poor, sick man or women.
Nothing like them for keeping the
~bowels and stomach regulated and in
order-tiny, sugar-coated granules,
scarcely larger than mustard seeds.
THE REBEL YELL.
The Effect Which it Always had on the
[Greensboro, Ga., Journal.]
In the concluding chapter of Presi
dent Davis' "Rise and Fall of the Con
federate Government," headed "Con
elusion," he remarks that the want of
space has compelled him to omit a
notice of many "noble deeds, both of
heroic men and women," and that "to
others who can say 'cuncta quorum,
vidi,' I must leave the pleasant task of
paying the tribute due."
From this incitement the mind re
verted to an incident of what should l-e
recorded history, and which will fol
One of the most heroic, daring and
fearless deeds during 'the last year of
the war between the States, and which
mame under my personal knowledge
ind observation, and of which no his
tory has ever made any record, occured.
)ff Beaulieu, twelve miles below Savan
aah, in Ossabaw sound.
Off that portion of the coast there
was a beautiful war ocean steamer, be
Longing to the Federal navy, mounting
;plendid rifle guns and all the most
improved implements of modern war
rare, manned by a. fine crew of about
ne hundred and fifty men. She was
named the "Water Witch." At that
time she was doing considerable dam
age to the Confederate cause in many
respects; the one that is specially con
aected with this narrative was that she
was assisting the negroes on the rice
plantations to make their escape to her,
when she would signal to inferior crafts
to come forward and convey the ne
groes within the enemy's line to be
onverted into Federal soldiery.
It seemed that through some emissa
ry upon land a complete understanding
was kept up between the negroes on
the adjacent plantations and the crew
of the "Water Witch"; and as most, if
not all of the escapes from the planta
tions were made at night, a counter
sign was established between the par
ties. That contersign was "Contra
band," and when the escaped negroes
in open boats in the night approached
the "Water Witch," and were hailed,
they would respond "Contraband."
This and other detriments to the Con
federate cause made the authorities in
Savannah determined, if po'ssible, to
eapture or destroy the "Water Witch."
The service was considered extremly
hazardous, and a call for volunteers
was made. Out of the small naval
force in Savannah, eighty, counting
the officers and men volunteered. They
were placed in four open barges, each
one of the volunteers having sewed to
the right shoulder of his coat a white
piece of cloth. They were commanded
by Lieutenant Pelot, first in command,
and Turner, second, directed ly a ne
gro pilot. Each barge manned twenty
men. Their rendezvous was twelve
miles below Savannah. The first night
they went in search of Lie "Water
Witch" they saw her lights and dis
cerned that she was too far at sea for
them to reach her before day. The
second n ight they were more successful,
she being closer in. They reached in
bailing distance about one o'clock, and
being challenged replied, "Contra
band," when they were ordered from
on board the"WaterWitch"to approach
On getting nearer their real char
a.cter was ascertained, when "rebels!"
was shouted from the "Water Witch"
and the barges were fired into. With
a vigorous pull at the oars the barges
were soon alongside of. the "Water
Witch," and the' crew commenced
elambering up tihe high sides of' an
ocean steamer with her nettings up to
meet twice their number with all the
advantages on the latter's side.
The crew of some of the barges were
in advance of others, or, properly speak
ing, one barge, when a panic occurred
in the latter, and they reversed oars
and pulled from the "Water Witch"
with all their power. This barge reach
ed the rendezvous reporting that the
other three barges had all been cap
tured or killed. The crew of this base
received no other injury than a~ fewv
wounds in the back. The panic of
these twenty men left sixty Confed
erates to contend with about twice or
three times their number. They suc
ceeded in reachin'g the high deck of the
"Water Witch" from the water's edge,
and clambering over the' netting, with
revolvers in hand and cutlasses con
venient, they drove a portion of the
crew of the "Water Witch" below,
when the remaninder surrendered.
Pelot, Turner, and the negro pilot
of the Con federate forces were all killed.
About 11 o'clock a. mi. the "Water
Witch" and her crew, together with
the dead and wounded, of both sides,
was steamed to White Point bluff; the
prisoners and the dead being first pt.t
off at Beaulieu.
I can never account for the perfect
success of sixty men over twice or
three times their number, and contend
ing against what appeared insurmount
able barriers, 4xcept through the in
fluence and appalling effect that the
Confederate yell had upon the human
KELLY Is AcQUITTED.
self Defence and Insanity Clear a Columbia
[Special to the Greenville News.]
Coto3rmA, S. C., Oct. 10.-W. D.
Kelley, the white man who killed
George Batemnan, colored last January,
was acquitted in the criminal court
this evening. This was the second trial.
At the former trial the plea of self
defense was put up and a mistrial re
suited. At the trial he put up the
double plea of self-defense and insanity.
The case was very hotly contested and
admirably managed on both sides. The
inry were in the room thirty minutes.
YELLOW FEVER IN FLORIDA.
Et Breaks Out at Key West too Late to L<
Cause Much Harm.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 10th.-The
surgeon General of the Marine Hos
pital Service a telegram this morning jig
from Dr. Posey at Jacksonville, Fla., ty
saying that the president of the State ns
Board of Health reports several cases na
)f yellow fever at Key West. The sur- an
eon says that there is no need of ap- co
?rehension and that every precaution ci
ias been taken to prevent the spread of op
,he disease. th
Primus Jones' Ambition. A
[Atlanta Journal.] th
Col. Primus Jones was back in his so
iat in the house this morning. He up
iad been away for some time, and he es
,vas given an ovation by the mengbers hc
vhen he entered the house.
"What's been the matter?" asked a en
iazen of his friends. an
"Oh, I've been sick-yes, I have," as H
e caught a look of incredulity in the H<
ye of Mr. Albritton, of Quitman. - "I in
1ave been conscientiously sick," he dc
aid, amid a "burst of laughter?" l
"Primus, we've been mighty dull T.
iince you left. Had nobody to move w
o adjourn," said Mr. Smith, of Gwin- wi
"Have you been off trying to fight he
iduel?" asked some one who had just th
ome in. do
"Not much," said Mr. Jones, "I w
vouldn't fight nobody." fr<
"But I have been making cotton ov
his year, boys," said the Colonel, is
'Five years ago I started out with the I
tmbition of doing what no man in
3eorgia has ever done-to raise fifty at
Wales of cotton to the plow. 1 wanted m
;o have the honor of doing more than
mny other farmer in the State. And I
on getting nearer and nearer my hope.
Phis year I have already gathered
wenty bales to the plow. and I am
lardly more than half done. My
ieighbors say I haven't picked half in
ny crop, but I think that what I have an
eft will run up my crop to thirty-five bt
>r more bales to the plow." v a
"I would not take $1,000 for my pro- co
it on each mule I plow," said Mr.
foncs. "I have 400 acres and will raise
100 bales. I run eight plows; no tenants; in
[ hire every hand on the farm. My su;
rop is the finest I have ever seen. I ga
shall raise forty bales to the plow next in
rear, and, if I live I will reach the fifty th
nark yet." - d3
The colonel has a peculiar kind of ta
~otton he has propagated; of which ci:
t,250 pounds in seed will yield 500 pe
>ounds of lint. Another good quality to
)f his cotton is that the wind does not If
>low it out of the bolls. ye
Camden's New Republican Postmaster.
[Special to News and Courier.1
CAMDEN, October 9.-The Messenger e
gesterday published a list of the bonds
rnen of Ex-Senator (DOW postmaster)
3. G. Alexander. The following is the
ist, with the respective amounts qual
fied for by each. This list is obtained
~rom the headquarters of the depart
Dent: W. F. Reid, $3,000: A. L. Barnes,t
32,000; E. M. Brayton, $4,000; A. H:.
Perry, $5i,000; George WV. Moseley, a
It may be of interest to know who T
hese gentlemen are, Mr. Reid is a gr
WVateree planter, living near Boykin's ce
ni this county. Mr. A. L. Barnes is one c
>f the most prominent Boylites, or til
'Truelights," as they are vulgarly se
:alled, in this county. apd a saw mill s
wner and farmer. Mr. E. M. Brayton se
s well known by reputation. His posi- C
~ion of opposition to the white Demo- t
~racy of the State makes him promi-a
ient. Mr. A. H. IPerry is a planter re
iiding in the northern portion of the at
oun ty, and Mr. Geo WV. Moseley is a
lanter in Southeast K'ershaw, and a tI
Democratic mebrof the present g
EIouse of Representatives.
Very Successful. -
Prospective Patient-I hear you have hi
een doing Dr. Brown-Sequard's elixir ar
>f life. Has it been successful? hi
Doctor-Yes, very, in one case. , re
Prospective Patient-And it actually d
nade the patient twenty years d
Doctor-Certainly. Only she omitted co
:o tell me she was only nineteen. She
s now a little angel again. m
Costly Error of a Railroad Agent. gr
[Special to News and Courier.]
AUGUSTA, Octcber 9.-The CityCourt
das been occupied to-day with the case
>f Annie D)ougherty vs. the Georgia
Railroad and Banking Company. The
Facts of the case are that the plaintiff, a be
,olored woman, bought a ticket at TI
Aiken to what she thought was At- "(
anta, but through the error of theb
tgent was given a ticket to Asheville,
tnd when he attempted to go on 'her t
ourney she was put off by the con- st
luctor. She claims~ to have caught be
sold after being thus served and is A
muing for ten thousand dollars damages.
rhe jury returned a verdict this after- tb
riooni of one thousand dollars. C
I eef .ess Can't be Cured in
by local application, as they cannotm
reach the diseased portion of the ear.N
T'here is only one way to cure deafness, as
md that is by constitutional remedies. im
Deafness is caused by an infiamed con- A
lition of the mueus lining of the Ens
achian Tube. When thistube gets in- es
&amed you have a rumbling sound or sli
mperfect hearing, and when it is en- w
irely closed, Deafness is the result, and p
inless the infiamiation can be taken:
>ut and this tube restored to its normal hi
yondition, hearing will be destroyed E
'orever; nine cases out of ten are caused lu
sy catarrh, which is nothing but ani
infiamed condition of the mucus sur
We will give One Hundred Dollars hi
For any case of Deafness (caused by et
atarrh), that we cannot cure by taking
Elall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, S
F. 3. CENEY & CO, Toledon 0. vE
A FORGER'S BOLD JUMP.
aping Through a Window While Going
Forty Miles an Hour.
ISpecial to Augusta Chronicle.]
SAVANNAU, Ga., Oct.-Robert Wil
Lins, deputy sheriff of Lowndes coun
left Valdosta yesterday for Savan
h, having in charge a white man,
med Davis, charged with forgery,
d who was to be lodged in Chatham
unty's beautiful new jail. Davis de
led that he would be better off in the
en air, and that there is a pleasure in
e pathless woods.
The prisoner was not manacled.
ter leaving Jesup, Davis requested
rmission of his custodian to go into
e lavatory. This seemed to be a rea
iable demand. The train was making
loss time, and was running at an
imated speed of forty-five miles an
The forger went into the cabinet at the
d of the car. Some minutes elapsed
d his guardian became restless.
e tried the door and found it locked.
went upon the platform, and cren
g his neck, discovered that the win
w was open. A train employe un
,ked the door and Davis was gone.
ie bird had flown, or in some other
iy had effected his exit through the
ndow. The train had not reached
ctortown, five milesfrom Jesup, and
d made no stop. There is no doubt
e man had jumped through the win
w, a perilous leap, and a feat that
is more likely to be fatal than ajump
>m the Brooklyn bridge, or a plunge
er Niagara. The fate of the jumper
yet unknown. The deputy sheriff is
)king for the prisoner dead or alive.
This makes Davis' second escape,
d shows the dashing character of the
The Negro Question.
rhat the two races may move along
parallel lines, each in its own social
d political sphere, is probably true,
t the moment either attempts to in
de the sphere of the other there
mes a clash and a collision.
If we could wake up some fine morn -
g with our entire laboring population
pplanted by Italians, Poles, Hun
rians and Swedes, and bring tlem
contact with our every interest as
e negro is brought, giant powder and
namite: wouli many lstan es,
ke the places of our trial justice and
'cuit judges. We are a wonderful
ople for experiments ; we seem not
know when to let well enough alone.
we had known this rule better some
ars ago, we might to-day close our
rs to all the stories of a doubtful
.ture and rest in a position to enjoy
Dre than there is of life than we do
Working for His Constituents.
Congressman Tillmnan is in the coun
, having arrived Tuesday afternoon.
e is the guest of Mr. H. H. Peeples,
.d his miiss'on is for the benefit of his
nstituents. For several years Col.
Ilmnan has been experimenting with
asses for forage, and recently he re
ived from Paris and other European
atres, at coneiderable outlay, a quan
y of different varieties of seeds, and
is now engaged in sowing these
ds, with his own hands, in a field
aside for the purpose by Mr Peeples.
~lonel Tillman says he wishes to ob
n a grass that is suited to his district,
~orage of perennial growth, that will
sie the cows and other stock sleek
d fat and promote dairy farming.
ir congressman is thoroughly in ear
st in this matter, and will not let the
ass-wire, crab or nut grass-grow un
r his feet until he has accomplished
iat he desires. If he succeed-and he
Lows no such word as "fail"-he will
,e earned the undying gratitude of
a constituents, and they will rise up
d bless him abundantly. We wish
in God-speed in this work. He is a
presentative of the right stamp, and
es not propose to confine his experi
ants to one locality only. We wel
mue Col. Tillman to the county, and
11 from time to time report progr'ess
ide in his experiments with the
The October issue of the Ecct c now
fore us is full of variety and interest.
me place of honor is given to
sounod's Views on Art and Artists,"
Mmne de Bovet. Canon Farrer,lunder
e head of the "Nether W ~orld,"
adies low life in London, the occasion
ing a book of the above-named title.
practical article of importance is
at of Dr. Behrend in "The Diseases
Lught from Butchers' Meat," and a
per which also appeals to the current
terests of the time is Mr. Paul
eumann's presentation of "The case
ainst capital punishment," which is
ade with great ability. Mr. Grant
LIen contributes a very bright article
lied "Tropical Education," and the
etch of the "Comedie Francaise"
til attract all lovers of the drama.
-inbipal Donaldson advances news in
s Position of Women Among the
irly Christians," which, ifnotabso
tely new, will yet prove startling to
e average reader. The poems and
ort articles of the number are of a
gh grade, and the whole table of
ntents will be found very attractive.
Published by E. R. Pelton, 2-5 Bond
reet, New York. Terms, $5 per
A Terrible Catastrophe at a Gas Well in
KEoKoMA, IND., October 9.-The
second accident in the history of the
Keokoma gas belt occurred at Jerome,
fifteen miles east of Keokoma, on Mon
day night, in which Chusa Morman
was instantly killed, Frank Larue had
had a leg broken and amputated, Hi
ram Overman had his skull fractured
and John Hague was probably fatally
A large crowd had gathered at this
well, which is the strongest one in the
State, to witness a gas display. Sixty
feet of four inch pipe was laid from the
well, terminating in a vertical elbow t
four feet in height. The young man
who applied the torch foolishly turned
this elbow down to lie on the ground, I
and just as the gas ignited the tremen
dous force flung the sixty feet of pipe I
around, striking and burning every
thing within its reach. A large num
ber were injured in addition to the i
aboye. Mormon was a preacher in the t
Friends' Church, was 65 years of age,
and had been long a resident of this c
city. He leaves a wife and five grown
children. He was pinned to a wire t
fence by the end of the flaming pipe s
and was roasted to death, being almost e
A Strange Presentiment.
[W. P. Walsh, in Augusta Chronicle.]
Hon. W. C. Benet, of Abbeville, S.
C., comes from a country where super
stition holds strong way, yet there are
few men, perhaps, who are influenced
less by this folly. The hobgoblin stories
and wierd tales of the old folk of his
native heath had but little effect on
his mind, and the breadth of his un
derstanding and his liberal views have
never been circumscribed by its nar- t
At.his birthplace was an ancient
chapel with its well-filled graveyard
that held all that was mortal of a
wicked friar whose memory lived in
tradition; the remains of a Roman
camp; a haunted tree beneath whose
boughs the midnight ghost of a mur
dered man appeared, and a lonely spot
on the river bank where the spirit of a
suicidiug lover lingered, listening to
the murmur of the waters. These for- '
saken spots had no dread for him. He
knew no ghosts and had no fear of ever
making the acquaintance of any. One t
night at midnight he visited the old
graveyard and sat on the friar's tomb.
The solitude awed hjm iid the tomb
rt mes looked ghostly in the starlight.
He wandered then to the Roman camp
and here he thought of Csesar's ghost
as it appeared to Brutus before the
fatal battle, but he had determined to
pay all the spirits a call and did not
turn back from here. He heard the
rustling of the leaves in the .haunted
tree as he stood beneath it; then going
to the river he sat on the silent bank.
For a while there was no sound save
the ripple of the waves, and the yen
turesonme youth was about to return,
when he was startled by a plunge. He
turned, half fearful, lest he should see
the suicide's ghost, but was relieved on
discovering that it was only a water
rat that, disturbed in its prowlings,
had retreated into the river.
No spirits were met on the way
home, but young Benet .did not again
visit the haunted spots at midnight.
Skating was a favorite sport of his
and never did a day pass when the ice
was strong enough to bear his weight
that he did not mark his course upon
Benet had a presentiment one day
that he was going to be drowned. He
dared not tell it to any of the household
for fear that his skating would be in
ter.e -ed .with. He went to the lake
in the morning with his skates. The
ice looked thin, but far out from the
shore he saw two figures skating along
without any ap)prehension. Feeling
assured, he stooped down to buckle on
his skates. He arose in time.to see one,
of the figures disappear beneath.
the ice. "With that desire to
save human life, which" says Mr.
Benet, "happily all men have," he
started across the lake. He felt the ice
yield in places beneath his weight. He
knew that to stop meant death for he
would have gone through and drowned.
As long as he kept skating he was safe
and as he sped along the ice rose and
fell with an undulating motion.
As he neared the struggling man in
the broken ice he slackened his speed.
Reaching the spot he prostrated him
self on the ice and began to attempt
the rescue. The nman's companion ap
peared to lose all power of assistance.
A large Newfoundland dog was with
them and at every move made by
young Benet toward the man in the
water the dog would prance on him and
scratch him with his paw. The animal
was finally led off' to the shore, and
Benet, taking the,long muffler fromi
his neck, threw one end of it to the
almost exhausted fellow. By this
means he rescued him from his dan
gerous position, anid together they
crawled prone on the ice to a firmer
spot, where they arose and skated
swiftly to) land.
This was the last of the presentiment
which, having been ignored, was the
means of his savinzg a life.
seneca's New Fostmaster.
[Special to News and Courier.)
SENECA, S. C., October 9.-Mr. T. E.
Dickson J'as received his commission
as postmaster here and took charge of
the office Monday. I suppose this may
be put down as a Russell victory, as he
was working for Mr. Dickson and
Bryce was working againgt him. Mr.
Dickson is a true and .tried Democrat
an n1ld neighnr of Russell.
The Weak Subduing The Mighty.
Our readers have doubtless heard the
tory of tha mouse and the elephant,
nd of how the little animal succeeded
n wielding undisputed sway over the
>ig one. We are reminded of this by a
tory told in the Montreal Witness, in
which is described the capture of a
-ailway by an am y if caterpillars.
The advance guard of the army was
een by a railroad timekeeper at Sebois,
>n the Canadian Pacific, as he rode
ver the line on his velocipede the
ight before. He encountered a lot of
mall gray caterpillars which had
pread themselves over the track so
hickly that he had to push hi -
hine along by hand for h an hour.
Next morning the-Afirst train that
eft Sebois for Browggville consisted
it a big engine and eleven flat cars,
oaded with 1,500 snip knees. It had
one but a few miles when it ran into a
ticky, squirming mass,. which the
ocomotives ground to a greasy pulp
hat clogged the driving wheels and
)revented them from getting any,grip
in the track.
It was as if wheels and rails had been
horoughly larded. The train came to
standstill, and the conductor and
ngineer made an investigation.
'Pooh!" said the engineer. "Bugs!"
'Ha, ha!" laughed the conductor, deris
vely. They jumped aboard, after a lit
le scraping and tried to start again, but
t was no use. The bugs were too
nuch for them.
As far as the eye could reach the
ittle caterpillars were in complete
)ossession of the track. The Canadian
Pacific was turned into two lines of
The train was in the midst of the
voods. "Cut bushes and try to sweep
hem off," said the conductor to the
rain men. All hands tried it, but the
>ushes crushed the pulpy mass and
>nly smeared the track worse than ever.
3and was then sprinkled on the rails.
['his enabled the engine to start, but
he caterpillars soon greased, the rails
Lgain and the train halted. A messen
er was despatched to theSebois station,
mnd the situation telegraphed to the
nanager of the road. He sent an extra
ocomotive and a crew of helpers. to the.
issistance of the beleaguered train.
With a force of men. scraping and
tagding, with an engine -to pull and
mother to push, the train crept through.
he woods at a snail's pace.
And now, queerly enough, a new
ney xallieAl .:J.h spprofAh
aterpillars. A vast horde of large and
'erocious mosquitoes came. out' of the
lepths of .the forest and assailed the
notley crew of railroad men, showing
io national predilections, but drawing
)lood from Poles, Frenchmen, Russians
Lnd Irishmen alike. Even a bishop
vould have smiled to see the crowd
ighting with mosquitoes with cne
iand and caterpillars with 'the other, all
he time anathematizing the pests in
Lt least five different languages!
Superintendent Van Zile issued the
>rders, and charge after charge was
nade at the steep grades lubricated
with squeezed caterpillars. All day long
mnd after the sun had gone. down the
ocomiotive and men toiled to drag the
:rain from Sebois to Brownsville. The
mnyriads or caterpillars covered the
raiIs for eleven miles. When the train
reached its destination at last it bore
the most exhausted and disgusted crew
ver seen on this continent outside of a
Vanderbllt Holdings at Asheville.
An excellent tract of land known as
he Brookshire farm, lying on the
Swannanoa river, near Asheviile June
ion, has been sold by its owner, J. M.
Brookshire, to Charles McNamee, of
biew York, representing Geo. W. Van
lerbilt, the well knowu millionaire
whose real estate operations in the
southern section of this county have
lon.g since been the talk of the country.
rhe deed to this property was recorded
in the register of deeds office in this
sity yesterday, and the consideration
expressed thereiu was ten thousand
rive hundred dollars. In addition to
bhis purchase two other deeds .were
also recorded, conveying to Mr. McNa
rnee certain parcels of land in the same
vricinity. The various prices paid for
bhese tracts of land could not be ascer
tained as the considerations expressed
were evidently, from the amounts
uamed, mere matters of form.
It is also known that Mr. McNamee
bas secured an option upon the Hilliard
Carm, coritaining eighty-six acres, lying
about four miles south of Asheville.
The price asked for this tract of land is
twenty-two thousand dollars, and it is
qjuite probable that it will be purchas-ed
at this figure long before the option
Tihe Hilliard farm is said to be one of
the most valuable in the county, the
numbers of acres therein contained
taken into consideration.
If these purchases continue, and no
sign of abatement is visible, Mr. Van
derbilt will be the largest as well as the
wealthiest land owner in the State.
His domain already embraces several
thousand acres for which he has paid
out nearly if not quite three quarters
of a nmillion dollars. Buncombe is the
garden of the South, and wealthy
eapitalists are fast becoming aware of
the fact. They know agood thing whei'
they see it, and their eyes are turned in
The Whipping Poet in Maryland.
BALTIMORE, MD., October 9.-John
Eisen berger convicted of wife beating,
was publicly given thirteen lashes at
the whipping post to-day. The pris
oner was stripped to the waist and his
arms and legs fastened with straps. A
regular' cowhide was used, and each
lash drew blood. *Eisen berge'rs back
was left a raw mass of.quivering flesh.
This is the fifth whipping in Mary
land smee' the passage of the law in
The G .
From the flying train, behold,
Ever changing fields of gold,
Sunny slopes in luster laid,
And old gold the hills in shade;
Golden, golden ! Wave the plume,
Freedorm's failows give thee room;
Unsubdued by wit of man,
Symbol flower, American.
-Like a bit of sky at night,
Full of constellation light
Comes the vision of.th 'e
Bending o'er .. bloom,
Sunshin and burnished gold,
Eae eelare the story old.
w in endless chain of thought
isdom unto wonder wrought.
Symbol flow'r Americani,
Underneath I see thy plan
Brotherhood of stens that run
Closer till they met in one.
Type of higher federation
States unite, and lo, a natiozl!
To the world the lesson give,
How to govern, how to live,
Rich the bounty, here we see,
To a people ever free ; -
Plenty flows as beauty beams
In a thousand golden streams.
To a nation Golden-Rod
Lifts its head above the sodL
Love and justice to propose,
Gold for friends, the rod for foes
A PAUPER'S WINDFALL..
The Heir of $2,000,000 Found in a. Sha
John Brennan, an inmate of the
county poorhouse in Shamokin, a.,
has fallen heir to $2,000,000, left him by
his sister, Mrs. John Carson, of Cal
fornia. He is now on his way to the '
Golden State to .take possession of hfI
property, which is' principally in goV
ernment bonds. No one ever neede
the money worse. In 1884 he fell o
bridge one night and broke his Ieg,ai<l
was compelled to become an inmate
the poor house. This afternoon a law
yer from San Francisco appeared n=
Shamokin and asked for Brennan. He
was found at the almshouse, seatede
a bench by a barn, whittling at apiece .
of wood. Brennan thus told the story_
of his life:
"I was born in Dublin and. came tro -
this country in 184&. My two ise
one three years younger and theth e rh
three years older than myself~~o~~
panied me. We en
after landin& d
i heard work was easily otaine
that good pay was,oerd.
-EFUSED TO G40
gold fever brokeo'tln -
in 1860, my sa r
venturous disposition, begged "
with them to the gold fields,b
fused. I had a sweetheart in a
City. I loved her and could not go e
far away. The girls went alone.'
"When I had bidden my sisters
by and boarded the train for Mal a
City, and found my sweetheartindZ
asked her hand in marriage she toaka
me she did not love mue enough, 1mnd~
refused to marry me.
"I left her and came to Shamokm,n
where I have worked in the minesev
since. Whiskey placed me here.
sisters settled in Sacramento City
started a lunch con ter andtbn.Y
boarding house. In ten years ,~'
youngest sister, Mary, died,. and KaiJ
was left with $200,000. She often se
me to come out'to her, but-Ireue
utillIhad lost sight of her. At ta
time I was getting along finelyan
was independent. My sister mnii&~
rich miner named Carson. They wn
to Mexico, and made a lncky find-inma
gold mine. The husband died in three
years, and my sister went to San Frai
cisco to live. I have not heard fromt
her since last Christmas."
The sister died two months ago child
less, and he gets her entire fortune of
$2,000,000. The San Francisco liwyer
made a careful examination of Bren-.
nan's story and fully satisfied .himse"
that he had found the heir to the Car
son fortune. He supplied the aston
Ished pauper witligood clothing ainda
packet full of cash and took him with
him to California to-day. -
A Roosier -Palace Bur'ned.
SOUTH BEND, IND., Oct )ber-9.-,h
magnificent stone residence of Ce
Studebaker, which cost $300,000, was
almost entirely destroyed by fire. this
morning. The residence was- one of -
the largest and costliest in the West.
It was built of Indiana field stone4
with a tile roof and copper faicings,ani
the interior was finisbh in the costiest.'
native and foreign wodds, while it was
furnished in the richest style throug- '
out. The art galery on the tLirdfor
was filleif with rare works of art and ,6
all these were destroyed. Studebaker 4
is absent as a member of the Inte.
national American Congress, and was
to have entertained that body in 'this
house on the 19th instant. The rest of
the family, except Mrs. 8tudebakerand
her grandchild, are away from home.
Both escaped. Mrs. Studebaker was
slightly scorched. No other person .
Spare our loved ones. He...r the pleading
That goes op from aching hearts.
But grm death, our plea unheeding.
Perces with his faal dart
Those who with as fain would tarry,
Those we long so much to zeep,
And ere long their forms we carry
To the grave so dar&c and deep.
Pleading with death avails n<nhing.
WYe must do something to ward ofi'the
dart he aims at those we love. We
must protect them from him. Whsen
the, hacking cough, the hectic .flush, or
a pain in the side or chest giv'eiindinr
tion of a consumptive tendency,ac
promptly. Go to your drugitad-.
gt a bttle of Dr. Pierc' Golded ,
Meical Discovery. This remedy al
lays the inflammtaion of the dlm
lung-tissues. It heals the fte~
parts. It strengthens the blodaaind
tones up the debilitated systemg,ad, d~
this way death can be forced to~
<juish his hold upon our fiend.s I
guaranteed to cure, if. taken in
and-givenafair trial,. or money yI