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NEBEI Y S. C.. TIUSDY O VEBR7 89RIE$.0AYA
125'revolvers and several
ridges, and loading the
n wagons, started for the
feud. While at suppei
ear the farm house of Mrs.
, born Hatfield, the party
t from an ambush. Tb
urned the volley, but it
could not see with whal
Blumfield, their leader
d, and after firing Mrs
ound lying dead in he]
through her neck
t here is intense, anc
will be asked to senc
r be a hazardous under
militiamen, ~however, t<
the fastnesses of whiel
-ng, and which are s(
rri ' g factions. It is
Ha fields and Blum
m action at leasi
a man ha
Linc on Count3
' " .eBlurr.
-again out, and
battle was in progress
He thinks several must
illed. The Blumfield
s creek is in a state of
credited for the reason
eld, of Lincoln county,
gton yesterday and left
of revolvers and repeat.
which to arm his asso
IN THE DARKNESS.
ovember 2.-A specia]
Milton, W. Virginia
of another battle be
tfields and McCoys have
Friday night a party o1
of the McCoys cam(
umfield camp in the
sxi miles from Greer
*bands were bound for
were 'heavily armed.
Whiin the licCoys discovered theii
enemies they sent out scouts and dis
co.ered that there were about a score it
camp They crawled up through the
dense.nnder brush.and poured a volley
on. tlier sleeping Joes. In an instani
itwasetrnecyand the Hatfields, al
though taken" by surprise, were s<
much, better armed than the McCoys
having repeating rifles, that they soor
put them to flight. One volley fired
by the McCoys did terrible execution
Half a dozen men were wounded and
two were slain. John Blumfield, one
of the leaders of his faction, was in.
stantly killed. By his side lay Wil
liam Brown, son of the woman wh<
was shot in the farm house at Fudge's
Creek. Two bullets had gone througl
his body~one piercing the heart. Sis
other men were wounded, one of them
whose name is unknown, being fatally
After dawn the Hat fields found tw<
more dead men and four desperately
wounded men were captured. Some
of the wounded McCoys must have
been carried off by their friends, for
the trail of their retreat through the
woods was marked by blood stains
The prisoners captured are C'harle
Lamibkin, John Cain and Peter McCoy
The names of the dead are unknown
Cain, whose first name was not known
was so badly wounded that his corm
rades left him to die where he lay, bul
the other three were oompelled t<
whiehtthey reached about noon yester
day. As soon is the story~ of the attacd
and capture was told a sort of court
martial was held. The prisoners werE
not allowed to speak in their own de
fense, and after a short deliberation
vote on their life or death was taken
The result was unanimious and thE
three men will be tied to trees anc
shot to-day. Nothing cars 1save then
unless the McCoy's cart defeat tl.q
entire Hatfield party arid effect a res
cue. This is not likely as they are out
numbered two to one, and the Hat
field's are better armed. Thle co,urie:
who brought this news was shot al
twice from amkbah while ridinit
through Lincoln coRunty.
THE3v.In IN K EN'l UK Y.
PINEvILLE, KY., Nov. 1.-New:
rehed here last night by reliable par
ties that Judge Lewis camte up witi
Howard anid his gang Wednesday <I
Martin's Fork, and killed six of the
Howard gang without losing a mran
Three of the men killed were namxet
Hall, one by the name of WVhitlock
the other two names were not learned
Judge Lewis and fifty well armet
men took dinner ntear the camphl of J
P. Meyer & Co., on thbe Louisville an<
Nashville extension, about thirty mtile:
beyond Cumberland Gap, last Friday
Men whos spoke with the Judge say:
he is determined, and will never quri
his chase until Howard and his gran;
are-killedor driven from the courty
Both parties are being reinforced daily
and more bloodshed is expected.
It is thought that Howvard has gorn
to Virginia, but is expeeted to return
The best citizents of Harlan County ar
Oi Lewis, and with such:
leader there is no doub
order party will come ou
nd break up th]e gang thn
rror to all Easterni Ken
last twventy-five years.
ist Church in
,Mlnister Out of
A, KANs., October 31.-Adj't
Roberts received a telegram to
y notifying him of a riot at Axtell,
Marshall County. The telegram was
from the mayor of that city, and asked
that a detachment of militia be sent to
quell the disturbance. The adjutant
general at once ordered out Company
G, of the 3d regiment, located at
Marysville, and left on the first train
for the scene of trouble.
As yet only meagre particulars have
been received. Axtell is a town of
about seven hundred people, and is set
tied largely by Roman Catholics. On
Wednesday a methodist minister.
named Johnson, from the eastern part
of the State, arrived there to hold re
vivals. He had quite a large congre
gation in the evering at the Methodist
church, and in the audience were a
number of Catholics. Soon after be
ginning his remarks-the minister made
an attack on the Catholic church. He
became so abusive that one of the Cath
olics present called him a liar; he con
tinued his remarks, and the Catholics
present became enraged, and four of
them rushed to the pulpit and taking
the preacher by the collar threw him
In a moment the pulpit was sur
rounded by an angry mob and a gen.
eral row ensued. Although the Catho
lies were in the minority they were
too much for the Methodists, and suc
two others out of the church. The
whole town was soon up, and the four
Catholics who had assaulted the
minister were arrested and put in the
city prison. This so enraged the Cath
olic population that they organized
this morning to assist their,imprisoned
The town of St. Bridget, a few miles
distant, is settled entirely by Catholics,
and it is reported that the whole town
is organizing to go to the rescue of the
Axtell men. The mayor says he is
powerless to control the mob, and he
fears a conflict between the two ele
ments. The adjutant general will not
reach Axtell till 9 o'clock this evening.
What a Woznan Can Do.
["Bab," in St. Louis Republic.]
What can .a woman do?
She can laugh with her lips-make a
man think she is the merriest cricket
in the world, while her eyes are full of
ushered tears and her heart is beating
as if it would burst.
She can forgive a -great sin like an
angel and nag a man about a petty
vice like an importation from the
She can fix over old frocks and wear
them with. a cheerful heart that she
may help somebody, and she can spend
the first money that she really feels
that she can use for herself in going to
a matinee and on sweets, when she
needs a new pair of shoes.
She can quiet a baby with one or two
reassuring pats, when a man might
almost knock the life out of it, give it a
whole bottle of soothing'syrup, and it
would still be open-eyed and aggres
She can employ a whole day looking
for a pair of braces for Jack, and yet in
the time of trouble, she could buy a
mourning outfit in half an hour, and
her needle would fly as if guided by
electricity in sewing on a bridal gowvn,
or a shroud for somebody's baby.
She can cry out her troubles on a
man's shoulder and feel a relief that is
only possible from masculine help, and
ten minutes after she can laugh in that
man's face and wonder what men were
She can be brave in time of mental
trouble; she can stand by and hold the
hand of some one who is suffering
from physical trouble, and yet she will
scream as if she were about to be killed
at the suggestion of a mouse or beetle.
She can smile over a dinner of bread
and butter and tea, when that's all she
can get, and later on, when prosperity
is to the fore, she can turn up her nose
at any gave below canvas back duck,
and wondering at people caring for
the best brand of Burgundy..
What can't she do ? I will tell you.
She can never wear trousers with any
grace, and she will never be able to re
sist either the man or the baby who
has gotten the love of her heart.
-Failure in Chiarleston.
CH~ARL.ESTON. Nov. 1.3-Judge Ker
shawv to-day appointed A. M. Lee re
ceiver of the firm of Klinek, Wieken
berg & Co., for the last half century
engaged in the grocery business in this
city. Liabilities $70,00) and assets
ST.ArE OF OHIro, CITY OF ToLED)O,1
ILcas CotrNTY, S. S. ?
Fnaxx JN . (CH ENEv makes oath that
he is~ the seniior partner of the firm of
F. J. Cheney & C'o.. doing business in
the (City of Toledo, county and State
aforesaid,adtt said firm will pay
LA-RS for each and every case of
CATA,Ran that cannot be cured by the
use of H ALL'S CATARRH CU~RE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sw ~orn to before me and subscribed
inmy presence, this 6th day of D)ecem-.
ber, A. D). 18S86. A. W. G LEASON,
[seAL) Notary Public.
Halts Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally and acts directly on the blood
and~ mtucus suirfaces 'of the system.
Send for testimonials, free.
t F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
- I Toledo, Ohio.
HE SOLD HIS WIFE.
The Husband of a Christian Scientist Dis
poses of Her.
[From the St. Louis Republic.]
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 1S.-Many
years ago, George Welkoff took unto
himself a wife. Years rolled on, and
George went to work in the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul shops at South
Minneapolis. Both husband and wife
by this time were past the prime of
life. They resided in a comfortable
dwelling house in the vicinity of Fort
avenue and Lake street.
The husband continued to ply his
trade, and his wife finally joined the
ranks of Christian Scientists. Soon she
practised Christian Science healing.
She became so imbued with the spirit
of the doctrine that after much delib
eration she found that her husband
was not her "soul's affinity." At first
the exact whereabouts of her kindred
spirit did not become revealed to her,
but not for long was she allowed to
grope in darkness. As a light from
heaven, the truth flashed upon her, and
she found her "soul's affinity" in the
peuon of one Henry Bratsch.
Henry is no longer a youth, having
passed his fortieth year. By trade he
is a machinist and works alongside of
George Weikoff in the railroad shops
of South Minneapolis. He is well-to-do
and isreputed to own property valued
at $40,000. Most of it lies within the
city, limits of St. Paul. He boarded at
3028 Fort street, South Minneapolis,
with the Weikoffs.
Henry had passed the age of senti
ment, but his fellow workman's wife,
-- ' 'ces in the name of Henrika
Science over him and he fell
victim to her wiles. He became a
believer in tiis strange doctrine. The
truth suddedy 1awed upon him that
Henrika had the other half of his soul.
The truth had not long been revealed
to them before they became "two souls
with but a single thought." The only
difficulty in the way of the consumma
tion of their faith presented itself in the
inoffensive husband. But now this
trfle has been removed and they are
free to practice their belief as far as.
George, the husband, is concerned.
Henrika Weikoff owned a house and
lot on Fort street, and to satisfy her
husband she mortgaged this property
for the sum of $900, $500 of which she
paid her husband, he agreeing to sign
a deed of separation, releasing her from
all matrimonial control in considera
tion of the.sum -above -mentioned.
Henry Bratsch paid over $00 to
Weikoff yesterday, and all the neces
sary papers were drawn up by a well
known attorney of this city. As security
Bratsch took the mortgage on Mrs.
Weikoff's property. All parties are now
happy: The two living souls can yearn
to their heart's content without the
interference of a husband. Mrs. Wei
koff has two grown-up children. One
of them is a young man and a promi
nent officer of a secret society. Shortly
Mrs. Weikoff will institute proceedings
for divorce from her legal husband, and
the climax of this strange story will
occur when the marriage bells ring on
the occasion of the marriage of Henry
Bratsch and Henrika Weikoff. All the
parties to the affair were interviewed
this afternoon and admitted its truth.
NEW ENGLAND MOVING SOUTH.
Capitalists who Know a Good Thing when
They See It.
BALTIORE, Md.,October 30.-Satur
day's Manufacturers' Record will show
that great enterprises are crowding one
on another very rapidly in the South.
There are reports of the organization of
a greater number of gigantic enterprises
than ever before made public in one
week. One of the most striking features
is the heavy investment of Eastern and
New England capital, which is pouring
into the South as it formerly did into
A number of Philadelphia capitalists
have just returned from Florence, Ala.,
where they invested heavily, including,
it is reported, $300,000 towards a $500,
000 carpet mill. New England excur
sionists to Fort Payne and Denison
left, it is said, over $500,000 in these
two towns last week. A $5,000,000
company has been organized, with all
the stock subscribed, by leading New
England bankers and others, who
have purchased 2,000 acres of land
adjoining Chattanooga, where exten
sive enterprises will be established, and
a purchase is reported to have been
made by a $3,000,000 Northern com
pany of 300,000 acres of'land in East
Tennessee, the enterprise being in the
hauds of the wealthiiest members of
the Prohibition movement. In Chatta
nooga a $1,000,000 bank will open for
business shortly. Two companies, one
with $300,000 and the other $600,000
capital stock, have been organized in
England for gold mining operations in
Georgia. Birmiinghamn has organized a
$1,000,000 coal mining company. Centre,
Alabama, a $100,000 iron company to
repaiir and operate an 01ld furnace.
Dadeville, Ala, a $500,000 company,
Mobile a $500,000 paving company,
Kentucky a $5300,000 contracting com
pany. In Louisiana sulphu'r mining
property has been sold for $20)0,000.
Laredo, Texas, has secured a $50,000
foundary and machine shop. In Vir
ginia there have been about a dozen
big enterprises, including a $200,000
town company, S50,000 lumber comn
p any and $200,000 iron company. At
Graham a sale of iron property on
Cripple Creek for $100,000 for the de
velopment of a town company. At
Max Meadows $1,000,000 manufactur
ing company. A t Richmond $1,000,000
land and investment, and $500,000 land
company at Roanoke, with many
other enterprises being actively worked
AN OHIO WIDOW IN LUCK.
About to Wed John Jacob Astor and a F<
tune of 6150,000,000.
[From the New York World.1
According to what appear to be tru:
worthy reports John Jacob Astor, t
elder, is engaged to be married to M:
Bowler, of Cincinnati. This story coin
from the other side of the Atlant
where both Mr. Astor and Mrs. Bo
ler now are, and from the fact that 1
Astor is a very domestic old gentleim
and has paid Mrs. Bowler devoted :
tentions for a year or more, society
inclined to credit the semi-official a
nouncement which has been mac
Mrs. Bowler has been in Europe f
some months with her two childre
and John Jocob Astor during the pa
summer has taken two trips abroa
presumably in order to have the plea
ure of %ing in her company.
Mrs. Bowler has been a widow fi
or six years. Her late husband was
nephew of George H. Pendleton,
Ohio, who at one time was the Vi
Presidential nominee of the Democral
party, and was minister to Germnia
during the Cleveland administratic
Mr. Bowler inherited a handsome f<
tune and invested it judiciously in ra
road properties. At his death he w
a large owner of the securities of t
Kentucky Central Railroad, of whi
that excellent railroad man, M. E. I
galls, was one of the early presiden
Some fifteen years ago he married M
Williamson, one of the belles of Ci
cinnati society. She is a very han
some woman now, very bright and i
tellectual and a charming conver
tionalist. She is well known in N<
society, and it was -here that 37
first met ' ie has been
test at the house of Henry .
many tunes during the winter seas<
just passed and has also'-visited oth
homes in New York.
John Jacob Astor, who, according
announcements already made, will
set down by Thomas G. Shearman
the November issue of the Forum
the richest man in this country, ha
ing control of about $150,000,000, and
about 68 years of age. He is tall, han
some and vigorous and bears his yea
well. In society be is regarded as ti
finest specimen of manhood the Ast
family has ever put forward.
The November E-lectic has a nur
her of excellent articles,-some of the
being of much current significance. T]
Progress of Co-operation, by Geort
Jacob Holyoake and M. Millerand, te
us the latest facts about a most impo
tant movement in labor reform, ai
discusses the question with high inte
ligence. W. S. Lilly gives us a vigo
ous and thoughtful paper cast in tl
form of a dialogue, entitled, In Sear(
of a Religion, which is of great int<
est. Mr. Graham Sandberg's visit
the mysterious city of Lhas,, the i
ligious Mecca of Buddhism in Centi
Asia, is a fascinating record of travi
An article, supposed to have been w'r
ten by Mr. Gladstone, treats the rel
tions of Italy in the Tripartite Allian
in a way which foreshows the Liber
policy, when the English Home Ru
party gets into power. This article hi
made a great sensation in Europe. Ti
paper on Fastern Women, by Hora
Victor, is very racy and entertainin
Published by E. R. Pelton, 25 Boi
Street, New York. Terms $5 per yeai
A Cruel Uncle.
[Special to Augusta Chronicle.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., Nov. 1.-Thomn
Kennedy was to-day committed to ji
by Trial Justice Miller for assault<
his nine-year-old nephew.
The assault consisted in tying t1
lad to a fence and beating him brutal
with a strap with a buckle on the en
The cause assigned was that the be
had failed to perform the whole of ti
task set him at cutting hay.
The boy was so terribly whbipped th
the flesh on his back lay in welts ai
he has been unable to move abo
The evidence presented showed it
be a case of the most inhuman cruelt
A Fearful Accident in Glasgow.
GL,Asoow, Nov. 1.-The gable wi
of a building that was being erect
alongside of Templeton's carpet facto
on William street was blown down
An immense mass of debris fell<
the roof of the weaving department
the factory, crushing it in.
Fifty girls and women employed
the weaving rooms were buried.
It is probable that forty of thc
buried are dead.
Gov. Lee Denounces Mahone.
WAsHINGTOx, N%ov. 1.-Govern
Lee of Virginia, who has been spendi
a few days in this city, denounces t
efforts of Mahone to raise the cry
fraud against th'e Democrats in the V
ginia campaign. Governr Lee <
clares that everything is open a:
above jeqrd and that Mahone a
surely be wiped out of Virginia polit
forever by an adverse majority
Can a Man swallow a Cannon Balli
Well, "that depends." He can if I
throat is large enough and the canne
ball not too large. The question real
seems worthy of some consideration
view of the size of some of the pills tlb
are prescribed for suffering humanil
Why not throw them to "the dogi
and'take Dr. Pieree's Pleasant Purg
tive Pellets? Small, sugar-coatt
purely vegetable, perfectly harmless,
gloas and alway fresh.
COLORED MINISTERS TO HAYTI.
r- The Report that the Haytien Govermnen
Prefers White Ones is Incorrect.
[From the Boston Herald.1
ae For the last couple of months a stor:
.s has been going the rounds that th
es people of- Hayti were not in favor o
having any more colored men sen
-. there to represent the United States
r. They preferred to have a white man
mn This report has been a very bitter mpr
- seI for the colored people of the Unite<
is States to swallow, and the Haytien
r. have been severely criticised for takin,
e. such a pusition.
D. The Rev. Solomon Porter Hood, o
n South Carolina, who is in Port-au
st Prince, says: "The statement is
d, libel upon the Haytiens, who are th
S. most self-respecting people among col
ored people that I have ever met
.e They are a people who appreciate lib
a erty, and who will maintain their inde
of pendence if it costs the lives of ever:
ee male citizen from 15 to 60 years of ag
ic on the island. Such a people, witl
y every officer, from President down,
n. negro, every department of the Stat
r- controlled and directed by negroes
ii- with generals and armies of thousand
s in which not a white face appears
le with a negro's vignette on their post
h age stamps, and a negro girl's picturi
n- on their money, would not be likely ti
?. desire a white man in preference to
ss negro representative. I am in a posi
n. tion to know something of what are
d- the ideas of Gen. Hippolyte, the presen
- provisional President. While he is
man of too much judgment and com
w mon sense to make any request of thi
r. United States as to what the color o
a their diplomatic representative shoulh
ii be, I am sure, if he has any prefereno
" c ' hat he should be like th
,n at a ,a
?r men who now surr-n ' dm
up his provisional Governmen -
>e "Not only have the pgst negro repre
n sentatives been well received anc
is highly respected by Haytien, authori.
- ties, but Mr. Thompsoi, our late min.
is ister, from the very important stand l:
d- has taken, first, of neutrality, and last
rs when called upon in arranging terim
ie of reconciliation, has caused the pro
or visional Government to be under deel
obligations to to him. We know fror
personal contact with some of the mosi
influential men that a white represen
tative is not preferable, though whiti
n- men, be they who they may, Govern
rn ment representatives, admirals, cap
ie tains,- merchants or private citizens
e are very different beings here in thi.
Is black Republic than we ' have fre
r- quently seen them in the United States
id They feel the influence of their sur
l- roundings, and govern themselves ac
SOMEBODY IS SOUR.
What "a South Carolinian" Says of Somni
a. NEw Yong, Nov. 1.-The -Post to
se night contains the following fron
al Washington: "If President Harrisor
le had tried his worse to ruin his chance
a of building up a wvhite men's party it
le South," remarked a prominent Souti
ie Carolinian who is often quoted on Re
. publican movements in this State, "hi
d could not have hit truer to the marl
than when he made his appointment
of postmasters at Columbia and Ander
son, S. C. They are two of the mos
important offices in the State, and
should have been filled by Riepublican
as in good standing. Instead of that Mr
~l Harrison went out of his way to snul
>n his party by taking a couple of "Inde
pendents," as they 'eall themselve
1e down there.
y "Whatever advantage the appoint
d ments might have brought to his ad
>y ministration, he has deliberate]:
e thrown away, because the men he ha
named have no standing in politics. N<
a President can afford to throw away thi
id good will of both the great parties ir
at his efforts to placate one that has n<
recognized existence, and whose repre
to sentatives are without a following, or:
Y claim upon one."
LI KILLED BY KEROsENE.
An Infant who Drank Kerosene Onl Comei
oto an Untimely Death.
mLNews 'nd Courier, 2nd.]
ofQuite a sad and peculiar death oc
in curred yesterday morning at the resi
dence of Mary Mitchell, 47 King street
Her little child died in the agonies o
convulsions, caused by drinking kero
sene oil. The circumstances of th<
case, as far as could be learned, are a
or Thursday evening the mother, Mar'
a Mitchell, was working in her kitchei
he and had her liltIe one-year-and-a-half
of iold child toddling around her. Th
ir- child went oft and was playing unde
e- a table. The nmothuer's attention wa
3d called away, and in a few moments sh
llooked around and saw her child sneez
s ing and noticed that kerosene oil ha<
o' been spiHled on the floor. She was no
long in learning that her child ha<
swallowed some kerosene, and gavei
lard and oil, but without the desire<
~*effect, however. As the child seeme<
.to be getting along very well a physi
ly cian was not called.
in Yesterday morning when the chil<
twoke up it was suffering very much
and shortly died in a convulsion. Thb
achild is said to have been very preec
cious, and could walk and talk witl
PROFITS IN PRISONERS.
t The Annual Report of the State Peniten
[Special to News Courier.]
CoLUMnIA, November 1.-At th<
r meeting of the Penitentiary direc
tors to-day the following, amonl
other statistics, were presented by thi
t superintendent and adopted by th
board for their report:
The cash receipts from convict liir
- and other sources for the fiscal yearend
ing October 31, 1889, were $88,564 33
The indebtedness brought over fron
the fiscal year 1887-88 is $14,162 49
The disbursements for the fiscal yea
1888-89 were $73,298 32. The total in
debtedness and disbursements amoun
to $87,460 81, which deducted from th
receipts leaves a balance November
of $1,104 52.
The actual earnings of the year it
money were $15,267 01.
The resources of the institutior
November 1, 1889, are stated as follows
Due from contractors, secured by bond
$16,776 08. Cotton unsold, $13,000
Total $29,776 08.
Notwithstanding the damage b3
high water, the leased farms produce<
this year as the share of the State 344
bales of cotton, 7,200 bushels of corn
6,100 bushels of oats, 636 bushels o
wheat, and other crops of value, thi
aggregate being worth $30,265 50.
Superintendent Lipscomb expect:
within sixty or ninety days to pay bael
into the treasury $15,000 or more of th4
$25,000 advanced by the Legislature foi
the support of the Penitentiary it
2 This is a splendid showing, and de
inonetrates what can be done by con
vict labor applied to agricultural pur
poses when the crops are protecte<
from floods. It is astrong argument it
favor of the purchase of a big and safi
arm, which will be.recommendec
by the boar .
There are to-day un 'ntence ti
the ,Penitentiary and under the
trol of the institution 884 prisoners,
against 894 on the same day last year
Of these 884, 56 are white males,
wlaite females, 780 colored males and
45 colored females. The cost of sus
tenance in the institution during the
year has been 20} cents per capita per
At their meeting to-night the Peni
tentiary board recommended Messrs.
Thomas Anderson and J. G. Guignard,
of their number, to be appointed by the
Governor as delegates from the South
Carolina to the meetingof the National
Prison Association, to be held in Nash
ville on the 16th inst.
The board refused several applications
for hands -to dig phosphate rock, as at
present they have none to spare. Theii
annual report will recommend the
adoption of a system of electric lighting
for the Penitentiary, oil being defective
and gas objectionable, and urge that
they be allowed to build a hospital, as
the present building has been pro.
nounced very defective by the State
Board of Health.
-FORTY CITADEL CADETS SICK,
Made So by Eating Spoiled Salt Mullet.
-[Special to The Register.1
CHAERLESTON, Nov. 1.-Rumors have
been prevalent to the effect that alarge
number of the Citadel cadets had been
poisoned. These rumors proved to be
true to this extent: About forty cadets
have been on the sick list for the past
forty-eight hours. The surgeon of the
Academy states that they were pois
oned by eating salt mullet out of a
barrel which was partly spoiled. About
forty of them were make sick, but all
have recovered, and thc entire corpe
attended the "Mikado" performance at
the Grand Opera House to-night, the
opera being presented by the Cadet
- Gle Club. Surgeon Parker exonerates
-the bursar and cook of the Academy.
He says that some of the fish in the
barrel were spoiled, and that the acci
dent was unavoidable. AJl the sich
cadets are up again.
A Florida Land Sale.
.JACKsONvILLE, Fla., .Niovember 1.
One of the largest transactions in land
ever conisumnmated in the South has
recently been perfected and was made
All the unsold lands in Florida of the
Plant System of railroads and steam
ships, of the Florida Southern Railroad,
of the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key
West System, including the Florida
Southern Railroad, and of Florida
. Commercial Comxpany have been con
solidated under the name of the Asso
ciated Railway Land D)epartment o:
f Florida, with the headquarters of the
- syndicate at Sanford, under the man
agement of Col.1D. H. Elliott as general
T be former land headquarters of the
two corporations first named were ir
Sanford, those of the Jacksonville
Tampa and Key West at Jacksonville,
and those of the Florida Southern and
Florida Commercial Company at Pa,
latka. Over six million acres of land
are consolidated under one manage
ment by the formation of this syndicate
and the entire business pertaining t(
their improvement, sale and lease wil
be transacted in Sanford.
This consolidation is the outgrowtt
t of negotiations begun last spring. Ii
w ~as not until October10, however, that
the compact was finally sealed, in Neil
- York city, by the representatives of al:
parties in interest. Since that time
officials have been engaged in the per
,fection of the legal papers necessary,
Sand getting matters into shape fom
- beginning business under the new
Smanagement. The new arrangemeni
goe. int en ffect to-day.
It Produces Nothing but Seed Withom
[From the Augusta Chronicle.]
CHARLETON,- S. C., Nov. 2.- New
ciomes from Spartanburg, one of th
best cotton growing counties in thi
State, of a new cotton plant' which, i
it's as claimed, will riesa .enderfe
revolution in the agricultural and cot
ton oil interests of the -nation.
T. Ferguson, an experienced cottoi
planter, claims to have bred a cottoi
plant which will produce nothing bu
cotton seed without the lint.
His statement is briefly, as follows
He claims that there are male and fe
male cotton plants,' the male beini
designated, helbizTks, bY the-red stalks
The seeds are virleoteied, - the sha le
being generally blue*green and white
and, of eourse, eantdt:- be distinctl:
Given this fact-Ferguson commence<
some time ago.to pick out' the ial4
plants and with the seed extracted fron
them planted another pat b separately
When this crop was-ready- foi pick1ni
the male plants were again seleetei
and their production of seeds plautec
This process of selecting nzale planta
is kept up until at last the lint refuse
to germinate, and nothing is left in thi
bolls but a large amount of seeds.
The amount of seed contained in tb,
boll is more than equal to the weigh
of the lint and seed found in the aver
age sized boll of cotton.
Ferguson claims that he can produe
four hundred bushels of seed to thi
acre by this new discovery where onl;
thirty-five bushels are now, gathered
with the lint.
He has been very careful in produc
ing the results given above to obliterat
all vestiges of lint from a boll of cottoi
and has succeeded in a most remarks
Other experienced ia
been shown Fe
an - struck wit
was shown t 'ba
boll has the appea
exterior and in the interior of .a
boll of cotton after the lint has beer
The seed are a little larger than the
common seed and are perfectly free
from any semblance of lint. The bolh
are filled with -these seed which are a
numerous as okra seed in a pod of okra
The revolution that will be effected
by this new cotton plant, If It can bi
cultivated.suceessfullyr wil be beyoin
THE "SILENT CITY."
The Wonderful Mirage Oeeasionany Wit
nessed in Ald1s.
CHICAGo, October 30.-Mr. L. B
French, who has recently returnec
from Alaska, saw the wonderfulanc
much-written-about mirage which hai
been named. the "Silent City." It i:
occasionally visible in the summe:
season from certain points in Glacie:
Bay. He describes it as follows:
"About 5 o'clock on the afternoon o
an early July.day- suddenly perceivec
rising above the glacier over in the di
rection of Mount- Fairweather whal
at fist appeared to -be a thin, mist3
cloud. It soon1 became -elearer and
we distinctly saw a spectre city mov
ing towards us. We could plainly sei
houses, well-defined streets, and trees
Here and there rose tall spires ovel
huge buildings which appeared -to be
ancient mosques or cathedrals. 11
was a large city, one which would
contain at least 100,000 inhabitants.]
have seen Milwaukee miraged ovel
Lake Michigan, and this city appearei
considerably larger than that. It di'
not look like a modern city-more lik4
an ancient European city. I noticed
particularly the immense height of the
"Of course we were much excited
The Indians who were with us wern
overcome by their superstitious fear and
ran away. We both had camerasi
separated in order to take it -fronr
different points of view. By the tim4
we reached points of vantage It hai
grown fainter, and s oon disappeared
I should say the spectacle.lasted aboul
Big Lumps of Gold Ecently Found in Na
ATH ENs, GA., October 24.-The Ban
ner says that a few weeks ago an En'
glish company, which is working ii
Nacoochee mine in Georgia, took out
nugget weighing 1,300 pennyweights
The largest lump of gold ever found ir
America came from the foot of Roar
Mounmain, N. C., and weighed 1,50(
ounces. Three men were killed over iti
possess:on, and to-day the nugget re
mains in the Government vaults wait
ing a ~egal claimant. NacoocheeVale3
is one of the richest gold-mining see
tions in the South, and a great deal o
this mineral property belongs to Atheki
ians. Messrs. Childs & Nickerson havi
leased out a mine that returns a hand
some revenue. Dr. W. M. Willing
ham, of Crawford, also owns som<
splendid property here which wil
some day bring him a foh'une. An En
glish syndicate is trying to buy up al
the mining interests in that section
and are making large investments.
-r.r Days of Balm.
BLOO3fINGToN, 'ILL., -Nov. 2.-Rair
has fallen heavily and almost withoul
cessation for three days.
An enormous quantity of .water has
fallen and streams are all rising anc
the roads are becoming impassable.
t Over One million Dollars Given Away, .
Henry J. Steere, an Old Bachelor of
Providence, B. I.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., October 31.
The will of Henry J. Steere, one
B wealthiest men in Providence,.
f died recently, gives away directly
in trust a sum total of $1,139,000.
was single man and was all his life dis--'
tinguished for- philanthropical im
pulses. He gives $654,500 to indi
viduals directly, in sums ranging
t $1,000 to $100,000.
The amount given to charitable or _
ganizations, etc., is $340,000. The;".
Home for Freedmen of this city gef:
$25,0)0; the Beneficent Congregations''-.
Church and St. Stephen's Episcopal
Church, of this city, gets $50,
-$5,000 respectively; the Charitable Fnel
Society of this city $5,000, and.the;
Rhode Island Historical Soeiety.$10
000. Tabor College, in Iowa, is given
$50,000, and Roanoke College, at Salem,
Va., $25,000. The executor of the pro
-perty is Alfred ~Metcalfe, of this city
*ho is- only required to give persdisal
bond to pay legacies, etc.
A Model Up-Country Farm.
[From the Keowee Courier.
It would pay every farm in Oconee.
to ist Mr. Louis Brandt's farm near
town. He is certainly a model farmer
and one who makes all -he needs a
home. It was a real tireat to us toZu
walk over his farm early Wedneada
morning and see his fine cotton,
peas, rice, potatoes, turnips, &c., all r
the best and in the greatest-abundan
He keeps eleven head of fine-cattle
which he winters on peas, tops anil'
hay. From these he makes the m
with which he has in a few years ot
verted one of the poorest farms in (ko x
nee to one of the riciest- He says
f -sland and -makes.it feedhi
Cotton Goods for Cottn Groweu
[From Montgomery, Ala., Advse .
The people of the cotton -
their-powerlargely to -
demand for cottoa.good For
seve montli of eyear -
wear cotton clothes; and fy*v
to adopt the custom of doing soth e
would be a constant running oft }
Southern mills now in operation, andar
speedy use for a great many: more.It
was the custom of many rich planae-.4'
before the war to dress- in white esn
burgs, and they looked exceeding1
neat. Suppose every farmer.dressed in
osnaburgs, the amount now mRde
would be an infinitesimal part of what
.would be needed. When washed andN
perfectly clean, no suit of clothes would
look better. The mills could easily be
adapted to the makig of a brand that
would stand wear and washing, and i
another color than white was prefred
the mill could dye any shade that was
[Aiken Recorder.} -
The peace was broken on the banks
of 4he Wando River, in Berkeleyg. 7
County, last week, and an examnpleaf
brutality was given more dIsgustieg
and degrading than even in.the
Sullivan-Kllrain affaii- in Mississippi.
It was positively sickening to read the
details, as published in the Charleston
papers. From the nature of thear. a
rangements it was evidently quite.im
possible for the Sheriff of Bykeley
County to prevent .thedfight, but the
question naturally arises, what' Is
Governor Richardson going to do? Is '
he going to allow these men and their
aiders and abettors to go unpunished?
These men have acted the parts of ~
beasts, and have brought disgrace
upon our State, and unless they are
punished for all the law allows, the de- -
cent people of the State will have cause
to hang their heads is shame.
English Pheasants in Georgia.
[From the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.)
English pheasants flourish in Geor
gi.The New York dandies who own
Jekyl Island imported .127 pbessants
two years -ago. Last year over 1,000
brids were raised and tbere are no.w -
fully 4,000 pheasants on Jekyl Island.
The imported parents of these birds
cost $2 each, and they are too rich for
the ordinary citizen's appetite.
Kicking Against Russell.
[Special to the News and Courier]
-ANDEESoN, November '2.-I am re
.lablyinformed that an official telegram
was received to-day from Washingto,
statin that the commission of .W.
Ras postmaster here, will be
! withheld for investigation. The opposi
tion to Russell's appointment-is very
general by both Democrats and Rlepub
licans, and it is said that the Rpb
licans will hold a meeting to-ight in
opposition to his appointment.
"I find the doctors and the sages
. Have differed in all climes and ages."
ButlIhave found no difference- of -
opinion among the female sages who )
dave used Dr. Pieree's Favorite Pre
scription as a remedy for the* weak
-nesses and ailments peculiar to their
sex. "Favorite Prescription" is a posi
tive cure for the most complicated and
obetinate cases of prolapsus, weak back,
"female weakness," anteversion, retro- -
version, -bearing-down sensations
chronic congestion, inflammation andi
ulceration, inflammation, 'an and
tenderness. The only reeyfor such -
maladies sold under aguarantee. Par
ticulars on bottle-wrapper.. All drug. -