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Story of Shoo
- ItUARY ;, 1 S:O.
in the world 1
housand years gO- -O- E Fo~r?"
new shoes in thead the V reenville N ews
in the attics. T1'he"rv pert intnt qei,ons.
lin the whole wi11ons of the News are pro
ably no shops or,d to the business men of (;reen
good old timeo but they are just as appropriate
a .man.c; Newberry as Greenville and hence t
we transfer theml to our columns and
put the samu,e questions to the businmss
:m r.of Newberry:
"Are yo,u satistied with (Greenville as
it i-:: Are you willing that she shall
never grow tny more? Do you believe
if she ceases from growing she will
stand still? I)o you not know that no
Town can do that in these days and
tlhat when growth ceases decay begins?
How do you think growth can be
cotit'nued? I)o you hope or believe
t hat somebody with a pocket full of
money will come along and do for us
w hat we are not doing for ourselves?
Do vou think it wise or safe to sit
still and wait for such an event?
If not, how can we hope for growth,
strength and prosperity unless you do
your part in working, talking and sub
-eribin_? Can you expect others here
to do what you will not do?"
If we want our to -:n to grow we
must go to work all together to inaug
urate such enterprises as will make it
.grow. If we do not grow we are obliged
to go backward. There is no standing
still and no one is coning along with a
pocket full of money to do for us what
we would not do for ourselves. We
emust all work together for the common
Snme of the farmers who were in
town on Monday had some talk in re- I
zalrd to the calling of a convention on
the first Monday in March in response
to the call of chairman Shell, but noth
ing definite was done in regard to the
The coneensus of opinion among
those with whonm we talked on the
subject was that such a convention was
useless, and that about that time they
would have something else to engage
t heir attention.
Iteally we can see no good to come
ut of the convention in question if its
obJect is to nominate or suggest a State
ticket. It will only create division and
strife in the I)emlocratic" rinks, and by t
he time the regular State Democratie o
convention nmet, very likely sonme of
the farmers themselves might desire a i
c"h"'nge in the ticket put up. As we t
said last week, so far as we are con
eernred, we have no objctionI to accept
ing the suggestionis of the Farmer's:
(Toivention, if it were held, but the(
good andC pearce and harmony of the
State, would dictate that no conv-en
~tioni be hel for the. purpose of suggest-t
iog a ticket.
Inrasmiuch as the call has been issued
however, arid some of the counties will
send delegates, it mright be well for
New berry also to send down her dele
gates and instruct them against the
nomination of a State ticket. The far
ters if they desire can control the
regular Democratic State Convention 1
a tnd put forward a ticket at that time
of their own choice. This it seems to
us would be the better and wiser plan
for them to pursuc.
The Acts of the last session of the
~-- Legislaiture have been printed. Last
~ vear it was nearly or quite threeI
monrfths after the adjournmiernt of the
Legislature before the , Acts werec
p)rinrted. At tire last session our repre
senrtative, Mr. Geo. S. Mower, intro
duced a joirnt resolution to inq(uire into
the delay, and as a result a bill wasr
passedI req1uiring the Acts to be pub- I
lished within a shorter time.
It is proper that the Acts should be
published as soon after the rising of
tIre Legislature as possible, so t hat ite
miayt be known what the lawv is.
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-There has been grief in the family of 1
Secretary J. G'. Blaine this year, and
we have no doubt that in ihis sorrow
Ie has tire symrpathiy of the whole
c-ounltry. It has only been a very short
t ime sinlce tire death of hris oldest son,
Walker Blaine, arid nowv within the
past week hre is called upons to mouru v
the death of his oldest daughter, MIrs. g
.1(ohn J. Coppinger. Troubles seem not t
to conic alone.
That was a horrible calamity to the
-f:nnrily of Secretary Tracy of the Navy,
in the burning of his residene. His
wife and daughter lost their lives, and
tIre Secretary himself was badly burnied
:tri1 bruised. r
In the Alliance D)epartmenrt of tiret
Barniwell People, J1. T. Pate, editor, we y
;ind the followitng: "C'apt. Shell's u
tFinnier's Associationl is rio kin to the r
It would seemi from this that Capt. (
Shell is working up a secondl division r
:anmong tire farmners.
*nt1w14r lDeath in the mtainre Famrily. f
Wa~srt. N6o. F eb. :2-Mrs. Coppini
ger, thre tldeCst uaughiter oif Secretary
I hiner, died' at 5 oe'cc thiis miorning. e
Thie secret!ary andl his family are ~om-i
pletely r)rost ratedl withi grief.
M1rs. oppinrmrer;was miarried to M1ajor
'opy iger of tire armyV ~in 181 at hrer
fat her's residernce lhere. One cemld srr
vives hrer. In DtI)ecmrber larst she was 11
attacked by inilreniza ini New York, I
an.:d before she furlly recovered was stum- a
urr>ned' here tor tihe bedsidle of her dying d
brothrer, Walker. Pnreumionria followved, a
anid t henr conrtgestionr of tihe br:tun,
whhr-lh provedl fatal.
A.\n(t her of thoste nice blo'tters of c<
il hih we have already mlade mentimn '
. hows. a winged cherub carrying a b
Diti iinary Hl der unrder one arm arid
svng "i am mu rakinig a flying trip in
th rt itrest of educat(itin. The~ basis of' hi
eduction is the dlictionrary, anid the I
iease of tIre dictionary shiou'.d be a t
N ove Holder. Thre valued unabrridged Ip:
is ot lirttle value nuless it is getatable
e okthis w:,r~d up'. A boiok held edge ;a
uin gets full1 of durt, soiled andl sporiled a
unrless hugnged together with strorrg;
spins. ( 1nrly the Hiolders mianufae- p
~ t:rnee b~ La Verne W. Noyes, the
eriintatorra inrverntor of Bookjt
]H[iders, have -neh springrs."' Send to
himrr, at 'ciao, a t wo-cent stamp to I
payv postage ai' r eceiv ini return this 1
AN EXCITING PERSONAL AFFAI.
Ir. E. J. Norrri% is Whipped on the Pub1
square in Edgefield by Mr. lGeu.j. Gard
ner-The Cause of the Whipping
A Duel is Prevented by the
Proiopt Action of the
F'rotn tle News and ('ourier.j
isFLEIl;.t , February 1.--Our towl
vas suddenly thrown into a state o
vild excitement yesterday about noon
dIr. Ben Gardiner, a young man wh<
iasjust attainted his majority, and wh<
ives about ten ntiles fron to,. ( drovi
Ipon the public square, alighted fron
is buggy, and proceeded to apply ii
)Ugy whiip to Mr. E. .1. Norris, one 4
lie leading i: rebiants of the place.
MIr. Norris, who was at the tiilo
arlnlilg otton framl a Wag on in frol;
f his store, wheeled up oln his assaii.1
vith his hand in his pocket an : at
ngted to draw his knife, the oil.
eauln he ha<d. About tile same tim.
'1. 0. F. (i'ea:hamli, an uncle of Mr
;ardnter, standi'ig not far from 0h<
arties. rusheld up, preseited a pist(>
pol Mr. Norris and ordered him t<
lesist. Mr. Tow nie, a friend of Gard
ter's, was standiig near the parties
\orris refrained from any retaliator
Ind returned shortly afterwards to hi:
In about half an hour a chailleig1
ras sent from Norris to Gardner
vhici was accepted by the latter
:ending preliminaries, which were en
hort until to-day, the authorities ha(
oth parties arrested and placed utide
weavy peace bond. Mr. Norris wa:
trrested early this morning, and 31r
Jardner later in the day, when he ar
iVed ill to(wli to colitinte iegoltiatioli:
or the m11eetinlg. Thus the 1inatte
It seetm that -Mr. Norris was en
raged to be married to M1iss (ardt,er
he sister of Mr. Ben Gardner, and
iece of Col. 0. F. ('heathami.
The wedding was set for Februar;
8, and 'Miss (ardner was proceedm;
:o prepare for the occasion. Mr. Nor
-iS on last Monday notified the youn!
adv that lie desired the marriage post
)oied until the fall, whereupon th
rother and uncle proceeded to hob
iml to account, leading to this untor
unate occurrence, deeply deplored 1 ;
he whole conliunity.
The News in Augusta.
A(t'rTA, GA., February 1.-u
eew people in Augusta knew to-day o
he existing trouble between Mr. Bei
Jardner and Ir. E. J. Norris, tw,
>romnident citizens of Edgefield, S. C.
vhich is to be settled on the field o
moor. The first intimation of the ru
iored duel that your coresponden
iad was a telegram fromt The New
mid Courier saying:
"Rumors of duel bet ween citizens o
-'dgefield. If true send ininiediat,
u(lletin. Look out and get good ac
xnnt of whole atlhir."
Upon the receipt of th's telegran
bout 1100 your corresponInttet nolne
liately went upon the steets in search
)f sonie one from Edgetield, who coul
,ive further information. It was no
>it long before he met a gentlemat
,vho came over from Edgetield thi
nornting. He said he could only tel
a'hat he had hard himself in Edgefield
'hat statement was indeed acceptable
tnd the gentleman commenced to re
ate the circumstances as follows: "Th,
wo principals in this trouble are -Mr
. J. Norris and Mr. Ben Gardnri
Ir. Norris is a member of the firm o
Corris & Adams, of Edgefleld. He i:
widower and about thirty-five year:
>ld. Mr. Gardner is about twenty-om
rears old andl lives abouit twelve mile:
Tfhe cause of the unpleasantness be
ween Mlessrs. Gardner and Norris, tIn
tentleman saidl, was saidl to be oni thi:
count: MIr. Norris wais engaged t(
dIiss iinnie Gardner, a, sister oif Mir
den Gardner, and was to be muarrie<
rery shortly. One day this week MIr
orris addressed a note to the lad.3
ving he was compelled to break of
he engagement after looking over hi:
inancial books. The conduct of Mr
orris highly incensed MIr. Gardner
he young lady's brother, who yester
lay, accompanied hy a couple o
riends, called on MIr. Norris at hih
tore. Mlr. Norris was out ini tin
trets, samlplinig a bale of cotton. wher
r. Gardner walked up. MIr. Gard
cr's friends surrounded M1r. Norri:
vith pistols itn handl, while MIr. GJard
ir applied the lash to M1r. Norris.
r. Norris was greatly indignant al
yeing cow:hided and afterwards
halenge was passedl between the gen
leen and accepted to meet on a tiek
f honor and1 exchange bullets.
That was as much as my first infor
nant knew of the affamir, btt from an
ther source it was learned that Mlessrn
Corris and Gardner disappeared las1
ight fronm Edgetield atnd that the.s
ae gone to sonme selected spot to fighv
he duel. This is all that has vet beer
eard of the duel. If it has beeun
aught, where it took place hias not yel
ee ascertained, but your correspond
nt has made arrangements to get the
'ews of the duel as soon as it trans
ires, if ever. The gentlemen have nol
ome in this direction, if they hiavo
aft Edgefield, though they maity be
aking their wvay for Sand IBar Ferry.
he famots duelling giround, just across
he Savannah River, where they wvil
ettle their aff'air of honor.
It is understood that M1r. Norris was
a have been married one day nex1
reek to Mr. Gardner's sister. The
flair is deeply regretted in Augusta.
rhere bot h parties are well k now n anc
enerally liked. It is to be hoped thal
he diference between these genitlemer
an he settled other than on the h!oody
IE I)t'EL Is oFF, HUE IT .MAY YET! HI
EiFiEIu>, February 3.-As has
en telegraphed, half an hiour' aftei
le encounlter lbetwveen (Gard ner anc
Ldams a challenge was passed by Nor
is to Gardner, whuich was accepte d.
euding arrangenienits for a mneetingt
th parties were arirested. It appears
bat Gardner's friend was under 21
ears of age,, to which Norris's second(
nder the Code excepted. Thuis wais
eognized as a valid and( propier posi
ion to take by Gardner's friend, aiid a
am iniucation was.1 at once miade by
hard ner that this error wotuld be cor
acted1 and speedy arrangements uiado.
o a meeting. This is the wayv the~
atter now stands. No duel has been
>ight, but what may be (lone ini the
itttre is a miatter of conjecture.
TIlE IIAND) OF D)EATII.
nductor Rave.nel Die.s fromn the In)ju,ries
Iceivedt whie copin;; (ars.
[Special to News and Courier.]
lANsalani. Feb. 1 .-Conductor
L Ravenel, of the Sout h (Carolina
ailway, who was injiured here a wveek
o, while coupling ears, died here to
av at the residenice of Agent D umas
12.14:; P. M.
le begati to get seriotusly worse Onl
ridav. lie was5 conciiiou up to 9 -
k last night. Hie was aware or his
)iditioni and was very calm and
dected. IHe selected the place lie
-ished to be buried: chose his pall
'arers. and told what hyns lie de
rrd to be stunig at his funeral.
Dlr. W. C. Rtavenel, his uncle, paid
im t wo visits,!aid was here vesterdhay.
esides M1rs. Raveniel anid her muother,
voof hs brothers and his sister were
The corner and his jury met this
rtrnoon viewed thle remiiains anid
.1iiurned to meet agin~uii on '.Tuesday
e~xt. 11rs. Saly and Jetlords miadle a
ostt-mo rtmf exaiminfationi of thie body.
he remains were taken to ChIarles
e avesa wife and several childe.
[is life was insured in the (Irder of thec
nig~hts of Pythiias and lie belonged to
n,. ,.der f. niw-a- ( 'ndurt ors.
A TALK W!T1! Mr. CLE EL.% D.
The )>"nmewratii: stamlar21d Y.arer 5tei
1 Hope ror Tarift iff fr,.
to-inorrow morning V.il c' t:an a
lentgthvy interview; withi Ex-I're'-1<1t"nt
('levInd had by E.. W. ('i,riiiaek,
e-t ii(r of [lhar i'';wrI. I aI ther ((oUr-' u1 i
oreUrs the f(illw'in\
O)I co)Ur'st the tal'l in t i"!l II n (:!1'tp
inl thet (urli'e uof:)I ' vonveratlin. 1 -:aid t(,
:r. 'levelan(l tl:t as In otlie:' illani
had bIen kept '' c !\ely ill coltact
with the tarill refoin'lll -eltilileit of the
!outrytiV as I11-, oiho r, l ri::p-, c:,uldl
-peak with ;i')r kiiowh'i e as to tie
progre"- it was inakin:g ill the iin of
3M r. ('Ie ho L(,( .;i'I ih'. 'In- f('lt tt: re
(conitietit than ever l;e1': ,. the tri
uiplh of tar'itl refulrin (n.ll linemt
Illar'!("d ou.t by\ the. l)i".iurra!tie_ lpar!i.
he 1l)enioern i e eaL i! ,ihe a-t
Pritesie ti::l Cr a :' i n'1: !l'; " . i+l
cour"aa!!ihadiilit rn edte
purpose andi nIer'.:-ed tii l'" _ ul
the tariff' iefi1ler , alien;l:it-e nI
the restit of the nex"t oi intt-. ;peiareO
to grow as -i_ii- o(i--1e"llti(,-:1 paliu
in the 1'rotcec!Iii-t rilik. Ilet thought
.)I!e of ttIhelul-i rosi obe h
tetulIcai plarty w\ui i hI:ive' tO el
lotnltelr wa- a revo'i)lt Of tiwt NeV "'l
! ilatndi maniicturer lia "
we-tertl State- Wer nHw iieit i!o:l:
fully inl tihe Rettptblie:ti colunln oiily
l\ reason of ectional pre.(u(lie"rs.
Thie blood \"Shirt, heL saidl, had1 don1e
valuaiie service in Ihi' list caliliaia
Colnternetig the ell'eet of the tarif'f
That could agai=: :\a"e the l eimbh)lia11
party" front defeut. \Othiiln el-e Coul.
Tle Republican: of New Englarol aiinl
tll; Northwesterii titates, who have
been, hoping for a reductionI of the
tarifl ilty at the hands of tle Itcpublii
e:i narty, are bound tto realize soonIer
or liter t:iat this hope is In valn .
\What ten would they dl about it.
Contitue the foilly of robbing thein
-elves by supporing the Rtepulite:ti
party an(I of obstructi ng atiii defeating
tle very reformtt I ievy are ela:l,orilng
'These people," said M r. ('lev'elandt,
-'are already be-ininl!g to realize that
the party whivh persists in I (our-e
hostile to their interests is theirenieiliy,
and that the party which is iglting to
give theitn what th.-y want is Iheir
f friend, no inatter if it does Contain
soine 'onlfveerat" brlnit-dier.
[r. (Clevelail said hi th uhn kit the
Rtepublicant par(ty inia,ht make Some
el'ort to Coll"iiiati' the low\' taritt 1111en
in its own ranks, hut the liilieatiolns
appeared to Ie coIIItraIV. The p 't'
lelers tllotgIt it wiSei' to stnadl by
the contract with the Plrotectionist
inanufacturers thati to enaler the
-oIi(lity\ of the ricb idd powerful "ol
binati'i which hadi ll'Iped it so often
to victory by departinga hair'Fs breadth
from the letter of the bowil. The I e
publ icaln party, he said, are driving
straight up o the rocks and could not
change its course.
In the course of conv\"ersa:tionl the
question of "'bailot reformn" was touched
upon, and Mr. ('l('veland interrogated
te regardlig the letai!s of the L)orteh
law in 1'enniessee. He is intensely in
terested in thisqluestion and szidl it was
one of the. inutist ilnpor'tatit retornis
that had betnl ateilpted ill years, anl
that the imlportance was becoming
greater. Honest goverinntelt would
fprofit by it, said Mir. C'levehauul, anid so)
would everyV worthyt eause whieh
depends uponi honiesty aind no)1t upon
c?oruptt miiethiods for success.
The South Caroliina Fariners.
[New York Suit.]
The Executive Cotinittee of the
Farmiers' Associationi of South Ci(arolinta
has issued a longi audress attacking
the nianagenltnt oif the D)emocratic?
party in that State. The Farineis'
Associationi is coiinposed of D)einoerats,
but tihe State o11ieholders do) not be
lonrg to it, and thle L egislature, e-spee
ialy the State Senate, is not coiitrolledl
Eve-rsincee 189li the fariniers have been
trying to control thle Deirnoeratie State
Convention, and they eane very near
doing so last year. Next MIay they
wiltlihold a Cu onntioi' of' th elir own.
atnd noini11nate a State ticket whIieb~ will
be sub:nliteedl to the D einiocratic State
Conventin. Aplparenltly the farmers
expleet that their ticket will have to) be
taken by the othlen Derniioerats this
The atnnounced .iurpolse51 ofl the Farm
es' Assoi-iat in is to "scutre ret reinch
nient and refornii, and a recogniition ,>f.
the needs and rights of the rnasses."' A
recogniit ion of the needs an d ighti s of
mernbrs of the Faieilrs' Assiti on
to) hold4 oilice is imnplied, btit ii>t ex
pressed. I f the assertions of t lie address
a'e trueh, the Deiinoeracy oft Sonthi Car
oinia ineeds stirr'ing upj aind a vigorous
course of rotationi hn oilce. "South
Ca rolina,"' we are told, "I as never haod
a real republican goivernlinenit. Siince
the day of the Lords Propietors i hs
been ali aristocracy, un tder the formi of
a denmioeracy, and10 whenczever a chtain
p)1in of thle people~ has a1t teinupte'd to
show thei:i their rights, tid adivocated
thIose right s againlst the istocratie
oligreby', it has~ boutghit himi with an
ofic, or' faiiling? in th at , turneitd 1l)oise
thle floodgates oif niiisrepre'sentat iion and (
slander ini orderi to dlestroy his ini fluence.
The fea r of 4 di v1iin arning us antd ie
coseqliunt ret uirn of negro r'ue h l-s
kept th e people <i niet atuid the y h ave
sutbin it ted to nt iiy grievances unposed
by the rutling factioni i-ause they
dreadied to irisk suchd a di visionl.
There certainly utsed to be an olig
archyv or aristocraey ill South Carolina,
and1( it p)rodn;eed ruiany fainous lahies,
but the wvar put ain ehill to it, except ini
so far' as it mnay st ill cherish social
f reasos I n pl)iities the liaires of
sonic of tile faiilies thai:t ruled the
Panietto) State in t1u. days wh'ien ( (t
ou was Kinig are still (list inuguish ed,
but we Inulst supI pose t hat tu:' er the
neIw coindhitions1 such dlist jinctioni is thle
work of pesoiniliI nieit andii not of in
heitaice. If,. however, there aire dry
boes t hat aced shaking upj and eliqueis
of otlicebolders thtat need the apl)iea
ion of rotationl, tihe inovenienit of the
faier's Imay deserve\' olnenulirage' ient,
althloughl i n atV'ti lyt at political
solidarity oii time part oIf al sinle ini
terest will bea-r care'fuli wa*tching.(
Proba bir it will be news~ to a good
manyOi\ So~th 'C(arolina D)enioeraots tha:t
ineint by tIhe peopl'. ii thet inenliiei' of
the F"arriier-' ssoin tioni ire ighlt inl
a tssrtinig that the >tate i- gomvernd byi
an aristoe crati ' lgreby the. iy ouighlt
to have no Ironuble in pult 'ung thet -g
Ini view oif the rnark11 iet p'olitical
d isia\'i ed by vaiouils origaniiz':t:ions otf
farmers inl the Southmernl State". it hIuayi
be posiblet f'or the opponenia'ts oif thle
F -armeris' Associatin of Suithl ('aro
the p eple thev assie:ai i'n tmieans .g)v
(i'nmeri'it byv itS itiembier,'.
Pie' C'orn at TiwentyO~ Don4ar-, pelou no'.
i.tti' Drk,who \xas r'ecently tiw:arded
the 4in1% ti>i I i rn, is 5i'l~ ini'h
i.- ill-hel er-ip for seq-d iit du2i h4er
b ulie!.tI i limS thant it is thei'finest
eqa guan htity' if teiliz/er, pri(loduce
moe a the :icre tlhai anyi ter
Ipal :t News andi Con'ie.
resoltionh wtas' adop)tedl .iin- eizI-a
tueto-day. requting- the pryIl'senlta
ives ini C ongress~ fromt \irganai to
ure te passage of ahil befIore t hat
odhy auth)orlin the Seerotary oil thie
Troasuryl ti loan in Ioney to farmi eirs at
I pe e:ineet
A HIOLOCAUST IN WASHINGTON.
Secretary Tracy Makes a Narrow Escape
fro:n tilm! Fl:um -Iiis Wife Killed by
Fal, On:e Daughter Burned to a
Cri:-p and Another Badly I.jured.
Wasih IN ;TON, Februay 3.-A terri
ble ealaiity vi ited the household of
Seretary Tracy this morning, whereby
tIee pei-lons lust their live, and three
tilw"rs %were badly injure(. It is in
1ossible at this writiig to state the ex
act details. The house, a three-story
ai:i baseiielt brick, is situated on I
street. betweenl ('oniecticut avenue
and I-th street, and has recently un
iergone eXtensive improvements. Per
stils) passing the house at 7 o'clock this
mouriit saw iiioke issuing from the
front windws, andi at once raised the
alarm of lire. The tire and police de
partiments responded proiptly. The
preaies were almost concealed by
dense smoke, which was just lifting.
,as sonl' (fiscoverel that the house
inl ule was all ab'laze and that the main
rwa was burnt, thus cutting off
comiimlu:liiatiol with the sleeping
a'artmncts on the second and third
ho+'rs. several strtats of water were
pyedon hiie Ilanes and 'every effort
w:a(Iae t. cheek the tire and rescue
Two i,.!' bI:. .I'.t FRiMI A W!NDOW.
'r". \\'ilnerding; the S.:eretary's
dau.:hter, ani 3I1 is-s Wilii-ding forced
tIheir way through the blinding smoke
and ju:niped from the second story
wimilow front. Ladders were raised
for them, but in their excitement they
failed to see theni. Mrs. Wilmerding
broke her left wrist and was severely
bruised. Her daughter was badly in
jire1 about the lower limbs, but broke
1o bones. They both sutlered severely
iroi the shock. They were taken at
o,nce to the residence of Dr. Baxter,
near iy, and restoratives were applied.
MRS. T;A('Y'S FATAL FALL.
While tlhi. sad scene was being enac
ted in front of the house firemen were
engaged in the sad task of removing
otlher iieinibers of thic ftaily froin the
Mrs. Tracy enieavored to escape by
dropping herself from her bed room
window, and in her effort to decrease
the distance to the ground she grasped
the narrow window sill and lowered
herself as far as she was able. Those
who saw her ill this perilous position
shouted to her to hold on, but either
she did not hear or her strength failed
her, for alter thus hanging a mionent
betweent life and death, she fell forty
fe-t into an alleyway. She was liime
diatelv taken to the house of a neigh
bor, 1)r. Rtheemn, and plaeed upon a
lounge in the sitting room. She was
perfeetly conscious and did not seem to
auller pain. Occasionally she con
plained of oppression in the neighbor
ood of ier heart and found difliculty
in breathing. the talked awhile,
coughed slightlyand thenbecamesilent.
The plysieians looked at each other
signiticantly. Mrs. Tracy was dead.
Tihe innliIe(iate cause of death was sup
posed to be from injuries to her heart,
sustained inl her fail fron the window,
which iloaded her lungs with blood.
Her body was sioon reioved to the
residence of Attorney G=eneral Miller
on Massachusetts Avenue.
MISS MARIE ANDI TIIE FRENCH MAID.
Almost at the same time two bodies
were taken from the burning building.
(n. was tile Secretary's daughter,
3iss 3Marie, a yountg lady, and the
othier was that of the French maid,
.J(J5ephinie. 'Thait of the f'ormer was
found by (Ch ief Parrish, lying on the
loor ini the I secondo floor hall at the headl
of tihe stairs. The body was not greatly
disfiaured. She had evidently died of
stficoationi. 'The chief lif ted the life
less body ini his armls, and although the
staircase was ablaze he brought it safe
ly out into tihe street.
'THlE SECRETARY'S NARROw ESCAPF
Secretary ra~cy himself had a mlost
miraculous escape, and is now lying in
someiw hat precarious condition at the
residence of the Hon. J. C. Baneroft
Davis, on H1-. street. near 18th street.
Like all the others he was overcome in
his sleep by the smoke, which filled the
house aind renderedl Ihim completely
helpless. HeI was discovered in tis
coitition, and with consiaerable diffi
eulty was removed to a place near one
of tile windows. Cries for a ladder
were quickly anisweredl, and many
willing hands wvere raised to assist him
to the groundo. lie was at once removed
to a nieighbor's house, andt was soon
surroundled bly physicians including
Drs. Wales. HeI was sufferinlg from
'T'he (doctors applied artificial means
to induce respiration; and succeeded
after ani hour's work ill restoring hinm
t' semii-consceioulsness. It was then
thought safe to remove himi to .Judge
Davis' house. He imiproved slowly
fron that time and1( soon regained con
siousnless, recognizing friends who
caled to intiuire inl regard to his condi
tionl. Among th~e first of these were
the Presideint, Vice-President and
several Inlemlbers of tihe Cabinet. The
full extent of his terrible afflietion is
witheldl from Ihiml. His first inquiry
uponli recolveri ng consciousness was inl
regard to the safety of his family. He
is gr'adutally gaining ini strength, and(
his friends are very sanguine of his coim
C.ONDITTr(N OF SE('!ETA RY TRACY.
WAs ilNwr;oN, Felb. 4.-Secretary
Trav coiitinu tes to imnprove slowly.
Many piroineni't peopie called at the
house during the morning and were
informled thlat tile Secretary was getting
Th'le ph ysicians attenidinig Mrs. and
Miss Wilderming said this morning
that their patients passed qtuite a fair
night anld are better to-day.
A Traini Wrecker Caught in the A.ht
[Special to thle Register.]
( iCN:V vnI:, S. (C., Febi. 1.-U. S.
P ittmilani, a younig w hitec man living at
iedm!uonit, tis afternoon pl laced an
iroin rail across the (Col umlbia and
Green villec track, about three miles be
low tile citv. A shiort. whlile before the
til p)assen'ger was odue, the sectionl
lads discovered t lhe rail, and captured
~ittman, holding him11 until tIle train
eane aloni', whleni they senlt himl to the
it v. P ittm:lan aoknlowledlges the deCed,
bul salid he was5 dirunk and (lid niot
kno1w what lie was doing.
A Democoratic Victory.
.Aitm.:S-roN. W%. VA., Feb.-The
GofFirlinaing conitest was5 decidled at
noon01 to-day1 inl favor ouf Flemi ing, the
vite stand!(ing -lo for (Goft and 43 for
F'lemin g. ( air, tile Uniiion-Laubor Seni
ator voted wvithu thle D)emlocrats. .Ihie
IRepubll i lans1 accepit tile sit uatio n grace
Thle iDeath of a Greenbhack P'o' iticianu.
)Di:n wili .ho livedi at Knoii(tt.'s Mill,
tbi orteeni miles fromui here, in this
muntv die of o healrt dIisealse last niighit.
ewa ti he reat (Green backer of this
omuit y.I He was regatrdedi as a very
ied' v manl~. lHe died very suddenly.
Iiir D'urhamil stumhipedt MalssaChusetts
for Ha;rri-oin iin Ithi last campa):igni. He
wais or a1 lonl. timei pa1stor of the lit
i (tiCurlh of his neighborhood. In
his time hle hast beenl physieiani, pre:.
We Can and Do.
Gua rantee Acker's Blood Elixir for it
I bcell fu llydlemionlsIttedl to the peo
ie f this colintry that it is sulperior to
dil rt her preptarationms for blood dhiseases.
It is ahpositive cure for syphilitic poisonl
n!, I leers, F.rtuptiontis and11 Pim ples.
It pitie is the whole system and
horoughily I bui ldis til thle conistituitionl.
.i t AL.h.de,J tineal & Kibher's.
MISS BISLAND ARRIVES.
Her Trip Consumes 77 Days, 16 Hours
and 48 Minutes.
NEW 'oRlK, Jan. 30.-A large crowd
assembled at tne Cunard dock this
morning to welcome Miss Elizabeth
Bisland home. The old Bothnia, the
slowest vessel of the Cuuard fleet, was
unluckily the only ship that Miss Bis
land, who went to London instead of
Paris, as was expected, could take. In
this slow boat she left Queenstown on
Sunday, Jan. 19, and after ten and a
half days of buft'eting with fierce gales
arrived at this port this morning.
The French steamer LaChampagne,
on which she should have come, and
which waited four hours for her in
Havre Saturday, Jan. 1s, arrived Mon
day last, and Captain Boyer said to a
reporter to-day that had Miss Bisland
been on board, he would have landed
her on Saturday afternoon last, one day
ot.ly behind her rival.
The story has already been told of
the arrangements made for Miss Bis
land to get to the French boat, and the
aiazement of her friends that she did
not do so. As she rushed down the
gang-piank this morning, and into the
waiting arnis of her sister and brother
and amid a mighty shout from the by
standers, fifty people crowded around
her, strangers as well as friends, and
asked anxiously: "Why did you not
go to Paris and take the Faench boat?"
Miss Bisland looked around with a
puzzled expression, and said, "I was
told not to do so."
"Who told you?" asked the question
"'A tourist agent who met me out
side of Paris. I received no cables at
Brindisi, or along the route, and this
agent told me the boat had left and
there was no use of my going to Paris.
The withdrawal of the Ems at the last
moment from Southampton was also a
little disappointment. I knew when I
got to London and learned that the
Bothnia was my only boat, that I could
not win. I had a lovely trip, and every
one has been most kind."
Miss Bisland wore a dark blue trav
eling suit and a glazed sailor hat; she
was deeply sunburned, and was in ex
cellent health and spirits. She was
driven at once to her apartments on
Fourth avenue, which she found filled
with flowers sent by friends in honor
of her safe arrival.
Her actual time from the Grand Cen
tral depot, 6 p. m., Nov. 14, 1889, to the
Cunard dock, New York, Jan. 30, 1890,
32.30 p. in., was 77 days, 16 hours, and
48 minutes. As she started nine hours
behind Nellie Bly, a id the lattergained
a (lay, her time as compared with Nel
lie Bly's was 76 days, 7 hours and 43
minutes, so that she was beaten by
Mfiss lily 4 days, 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Charleston's New Collector.
t'iARLESTON, S. C., Feb. 1.-Col.
Thos. B. Johnson, the new col'ector of
customs of this port, took possession of
the office to-day. His first otlicial act
was to appoint John H. Ostendorff
deputy collector. There are fifteen
appointments in the collector's gift and
there are upwards of 500 applicants now
for the places. The new collector is
w,estling with the problem and will
try and solve it on Monday next. The
appointment of Colonel Johnson leaves
but one of Cleveland's appointees in
office here Postmaster Mowry. An
impression prevails that the postmaster
wvill not be removed for several months
Murderer Hawes Must Hang.
MONTGOMERY, A LA., February 1.
The Supreme Court of Alabama held a
consultation to-day on the application
for a rehearing in the case of Dick
Hawes, the wife and child miurderer,
who has been sentenced to hang in Bir
minghami on the last day of this month.
The court overruled the application
and Hawes must hang.
Did Ingalls Say It?
[From the Atlanta Constitution.]
On Thursday last, just after Senator
Ingalls concluded his speech on the
negro question, he met Senator Butler,
of South Carolina, in the lobby. As
the two men shook hands, Senator
"Ingalls, what in the--do you
mean by doing like this?" evidently
referring to his bitter speech.
"Butler," replied Ingalls, "do you
know anything about Ronman history?
If so, perhaps you remember how the
Roman fathers used to get together and
privately laugh over the gullibility of
the Roman people."
With a snmile, the Kansan walked
The A tlanta Journal quotes Congress
nman. A. D. Candler, of the 9th district
of Georgia, as saying that he will not
be' a candidate for re-election. He re
presents a mountain district and camn
paigning is hard and expensive. It cost
him $.5,000) in each canvass, and Mr.
Candler says he is "simply tired of
this all glory and no pay schedule."
Mr. Candler is an able Representati ye,
and his retirement will be a loss to the
Denioeratic patrty and the State of
Nota aPimple on Baby
Baby one year old. Bad with -Eezema.
flair all gone. scealp covered with
eruption'.. Cured by Outicura. Hair
NplenadidI and not a pimple on him.
Cured by Cuticura.
I cannot soy enough in praise of the CUTI
CUI(A REMEmEu,s. 31y boy, when one year of
age. was so bad with ecz.ema that he lost all
of h is hair. H is scalp was covered with erup
tionss, which the doctors said was scall-head,
and that his hair would never grow again.
Despairing of a cure from physicians, I began
ie use of the C Tvicna R EMEDIES, and, Ilam
happy to'say, with the moost perfect success.
His hair is now splendid, and there Is not a
pimpleon him. [ recommend the CUTIcrnA
REMEDIEs to mothers as the most speedy,
economical, and sure cure for all skin diseases
of in fants and children, and feel that every
mot her who hias an afflicted child will thank
mze for so doing.
MIRS. M. E. WOODSUM, Norw~ay, Me.
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but is happy to say he is noW entirely well,
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name, which is H. H. CAsoN. merchant.
JIOiIN V. MINOR, Druggist.
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GOSS COMES TO GRIEF.
The Assistant Postmaster at Blacksburg
Caught in the Act of Robbing the Malls.
[Special to'the Register.]
CHARLOTTE, N. C., Feb. 1.-The
arrest of James H. Goss, assistant post
master at Blacksburg, yesterday, has
caused a decided sensation in that sec
Goss has for several years held a posi
tion in the postoffice at Blacksburg and
was assistant postmaster under the
Democratic administration. He was re
garded as a capital young fellow,
honest, moral and of exceptional busi
ness ability. When J. M. Guyton was
appointed postmaster last year he con
tinued Goss as his assistant, and every
body applauded him for the act.
Some weeks ago complaints began to
be received at the Department at
Washington about letters being rifled
while in transit through upper South
Carolina, and Inspectors 'lark and
Tate of the Chattanooga division were
assigned to run down the trouble.
After many day's hard work they
located the trouble in the Blacksburg
office. Thursday they went there in
disguise and told the story tol Post
master Guyton, who did not believe a
word of it.
The inspectors decided that the post
master should take his daughter, who
also assisted in the office, and go away
for a day or two, leaving everything in
charge of his assistant, Mr. Goss. The
The inspectors arranged five decoy
letters, registered and containing two
hundred dollars, and all were mailed.
When these letters reached Blacksburg
on Friday, in transit, the inspectors
went in on young Goss and demanded
to see them. They were opened before
his eyes, and the money was missing
the inspectors searched Goss and found
the money on his person.
Goss was taken in custody, carried to
Spartanburg and bound over to the
August term of the Federal court.
It is thought that he has succeeded in
pulling in some fitteen hundred dollars,
having been "doing business" since
December 23d of last year.
Dickens a Party
WILL BE GIVEN AT
SKATING RINK HALL,
NEWBERRY, S. C.,
FRIDAY EVEN1IG. A
Readings, Recitations, Dialogues,
IlPKRSONATIONS AND REPRESNTAT1ONS
Dickens Music !
Dickens Oysters !
Dickens Refreshments !
Admission 10 cents. Refreshments 25 cents.
Exercises will begin promptly at 8 o'clock
A LL PERSONS HOLDING
claims against the estate of James
Gauntt, deceased, are required to hand
the same, properly attested, to our at
torneys, Bleas & Blease, on or before
1st day of March, 1890.
JNO. A. LINDSEY,
R. H. LINDSEY.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
By J. B. Fellers, Esq., Probate Judge.
WHEREAS, Caroline Pitts, hath
made suit to me to grant her Letters
of Administration of the Estate and
effects of J. G. Pitts, deceased:
These are, therefore, To cite and ad
nmonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said J. G. Pitts,
deceased, that they be and ap
pea r before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Newberry Court
House, on .the 18th day of February,
1890, after publication hereof, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause,
if any they have, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 3rd day
of February, A. D., 1890.
J. B. FELLERS, J. P. N.C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
C JMMON PLEAS.
Seldon Ruft and Others vs. Jesse C.
B Y ORDER TOF THE COURT
herein, dated 27 January. 1890,'
I will sell at public outcry, on the first
Monday in March. 1890, (in two parcels,
as indicated by plats thereof,g all that
lot of land in the town of INew berry,
in the County and State aforesaid, the
real estate of Dan'l Cockerel, deceased,
containing two acres, more or less, and
bounded by Scott Street, Gauntt Street,
lots of John McMorris, - McKellar,
and Mahala Sutherlung.
Terms: The purchaser will be re
quired to pay in cash one-half of the
purchase money, and to secure the bal
ance, payable at twelve months with
n terest from the day of sale, by a bond
and mortgage of the premises, and to
pay for papers.
SIL AS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office, 5 Feb., 1890.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.--IN
Jesse C. Smith, Clerk of the Court of
Commou Pleas for the County of
Newberry and State aforesaid, Plain
tiff, against James Crawford, Ben
Harrington and James Cannon, De
Judgment in Foreelosure.
N PURSUANCE OF THE DE
cree in the foregoing action, ren
dered by the Honorable M. Moses, as
Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit,
dated the 24th day of November, A. D.,
1873, 1 will sell at Newberry Court-.
house, in the county and State afore
said, on the first Monday in March,
A. D., 1890, at the usual hour of sales,
at public outcry to the highest bidder
for cash, the following lands in the
Town of Newberry in the county and
State aforesaid, in the following order
Firs~t: All that lot of land, contain
ing two and one-quarter acres of land,
more or less, as the lot of land upon
which Ben Harrington was living as
the owner at the time of his death,
bounded by lands of Reuben Harring
ton anid others.
Second: All that lot of land, contain
ing two and one-quarter acres, more or
less, which is now in the possession, as
the owner thereof, of Reuben Har
rington, bounded by lands of Jim Can
non, by Vincent Street, and by lands
of estate of James Crawford and others.
Terms of sale cash.
W. W. RISE1R, Sheriff N. C.
Sheriff's Office, Feb. 5, 1890.
WIRIGHT & J. W. COPPOCK
Vrespectfully call upon all persons
indebted to them either by note or
account to settle the same by the 1st of
February next, as it is highly im pr
tant that their old business be ced by
that date. One or both of them may be
found at the Book Store of Zack F.
HURRY UP OR I
The cold wave has come
Have a heavy stock of OVERCOA'
A $20.00 OVERC
AN $18.00 OVE1
We will give you a Good Overcc:
The price of cotton goes
We bought our stor:k cheap and
Now is your chance to buy cloth
seized, will lead you on to fortune.
thing of beauty and a joy forever.
Remember this when you want
BOOTS, SH FOES, E
We mean business. Oar Wint
regardless of cost.
Wright & J. W. Coppock's Old Stac
THERE'S MONE1Y IN IT.
MONEY IS TH E
hat draws the contented customers t
Kettner's Store. When friend ask
friend "Why trade with Klettner?'
he answer comes,
TIlRE'8MY IN IT1
The plain meaning of this languag<
is, Klettner sells Cheaper Goods, mor<
oods for the Money, than any othe
NOTllIG S1ALL AB0[T
Prices aM PEJCIS
These are the smaliest of their kind
veritable dwarfs. Yoa are not advise<
to take the advertiser's word. Tak
the testimony of customers, or bette
TEST 118 WVITil TRADE
ad you will find that Klettner sell
More Goods for One Dollar than an:
ther house sells for one dollar an<
HERE IS HIS OFFER-GOOD FOI
ONLY TWO WEEKS.
Space and time forbids a comnplet<
list, therefore we can only znentioi
Best Rio anid Java Green Coffee
worth 30 ets. per poundl, sold at 22 cente
Best Young Hyson and Oolong Gree
Iea, worth 604 ets. per pound sold at 3.5
Best Rice, worth 8c. per lb., sold at 5
Best Tobacco, 12 in. 4'., worth 553c
per lb., sold at 38c.
20) yds. Checked Homespun for onl:
20 yds. Calico for only One Dollar.
CLOTHING AT HALF PRICE,
ad all other goods will be sold a
Knock Down Prices.
S0ME AND BE 00NVIN6ED
THAT WE ARE THE
POOR MAN'S FRIEND.
At Foot's~ Old Stand.
DUNG TH E PUBLIC SCHOOJ
Jtermi, I can be found at mny ofte
n Saturdays. On other days I will b
visiting the schools.
and its no use to shiver for
S that must be sold, and will be sold
OAT FOR $14.50
,COAT FOR $12.00
Lt for $2.00 or $1.50 if you prefer.
up but clothing goes down.
must Fell it before the winter is over
ing cheap, and if the opportunity be
A suit bought from us will be a
A dollar saved is a dollar made.
IATS, CAPS. &C., &C.,
US A CALL.
er Stock of Clothing must be sold
l Seitle Up..
All persons indebted
to me will please cafl
and settle at once, as
1 must have money.
Ver y respectfully,
ILEY W. FANTI.
THAVE OPENED A CHOICE
..line of Family Groceries, Confec
tioneries, Cigars and Tobacco, in
Lane's Red Front Building opposite
Mrs. S. A. Riser's. I will make yob
happy if you give me a call, as I will
sell you goods cheaper than anybody.
Call and be convinced.
I will pay the highest prices for
T. G. WILLIAMS,
Main Street, Newberry, S. C?.
I WILL CURE THE DISEASES
- of women. in those who may apply
I to me for relief. Those in advanced
a life, and those in married and virgin
rlife, and tbe diseases that have existed
for more than twenty years, all can be
cured, and the patients restored to good
health in a few months.
'. B. RUFF, M. D.
I LL PERSONS INDEBTED Tu
l.Mayer & Mayer, or thbe under
signed, are notified that they must
settle their accounts.
CAUTIO can'.- .sap'"i
W. L. DOUCLAS
$3 SH OE CENTLEMEN.
Fine Cal, Heav Laced GanadCed
est*E EAND-SWD sHOE.
a8" OLIE AD FAMRS 0HE.
5)(:() ano.5 BO S' SC OSHE.
Aflo adeI Css. Bsto s LacEs.
j$3& $2 SHOES JID9 .
MINTER & JAMIESON,