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ABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., TIIURSDAY, API 16, 1891 PR 1.5 A YE
THE EASTER EGGS.
A STORY OF LOVE, POETRY AND
BEING A CHRONICLE OF THE DUTCH FORK.
BY DR. 0. B. MAYER, SR.
The forenoon of Saturday, the next
day after the night in which David
had so happily matured his scheme for
the reformation of Poetry, was passed
off by him in deep meditation. He
had now his letter written (it was in
poetry, too), and be resolved to deliver
it that very night with his own hand
to Bekky, as well as the Easter egg.
He had also selected and memorized,
from a little treatise on letter writing,
several elegant and pertinent sentences
which he intended as preliminary to
the phraseology to be used in "axin
Bekky ef she would have him."
About sun-set David dismounted at
the gate of Mr. Jacoo Bright.
"Good evenin' to you, Davy. my boy:
how goes it with you?" asked the old
man, advancing with extended hand
to greet his visitor.
"I'm doin' as well as common, Mr.
Bright," replied the young man, "how
do you do, yourself?"
"Middlin', Dave, only middlin'," re
turned Mr. Bright.
They proceeded into the house, where
Bekky wassitting at a window, sewing.
"Go<.d evenin' at you, Miss Bekky,"
was Dave's salutation as be entered
the large hall, or common room.
"Wy howdy, Dave," exclaimed Bek
ky, with a lovely little intonation of
surprise at seeing him, although she
had been watching him from the point
where he came into the main road that
passes her home until he dismounted
at the gate.
Gtntle evasion, thou artless servant
of modest love, when and where dost
thou assume the name of hypocrisy
and become the guileful slave of im
"Take a cheer, and make yourself at
home," insisted the old man.
Mrs. Bright came in at this moment
and gave David a hearty welcome.
"Do, Bekky, go and git somethin'
nice for supper;-git it for Dave," said
she to her daughter.
Bekky jumped up, and giving David
a look that made him speechless for
fifteen minutes afterwards, went into
the kitchen to superintend the prepara
tion of supper. Mr. Bright meanwhile
engaged his visitor in conversation
upon agricultural topics in the course
of which he expressed his opinion that
it was very dry, to which David an
swered that he was of the same opinion
and that "truck was a sufferin' for want
of rain." Mrs. Bright enquired into
the condition of his mother's garaen,
and observed that it was "utterally
onpossible to set out plants ontil it
In three quarters of an hour, Bekky
S had supper ready, and they all seated
themselves around the table.
"Say grace, Dave," whispered Bek
ky, bestowing upon her lover a look
They bend their heads reverently
foward, and David, for himself and the
family whose guest he is, gives thanks
to the Almighty Provider of the uni
verse for his bounty, in the followiing
" Almighty God, these blessings are
thy gifts; may they be enjoyed with a
sense of thy love unto us and all man
These wvords he had long ago learned
from the Lutheran Hymn Book used
at St. John's Church, and had re
peated them at his father's table from
his earliest boyhood; and Bekky was
aware of it,-having heard his sister
Tee ner speak of it.
For the first time since the foot and
stirrup adventure at the church, David
felt an inclination to eat; and to the
S gratification of the kind-hearted old
S people, w~ ho judged the state of a per
son's health by the quantity of food
eaten, he drank t wo cups of coffee, and
ate five waffles, and the half of a
broiled fowl, not to mention a saucer
of preserved quinces, which Mrs.
.Bright declared were miade by Bekky's
After supper, Dave and Bekky began
si:iging hymns, from the same hymn
book. The old folks listened with much
delight for nearly an hour, and then
showed well-marked symptoms of
I'clare, mnammy," cried Bekky1
wit most dutiful solicitude, "you and
% daddy wvill fall out'n yourcheers toreck-1
ly. Do go to bed."
Upon this admonition, Mrs. Bright
gave her husband a good shake and 4
said: "Come, old man, let's go to bed."
After stretching and writhing with
' their arms, and gaping and yawning
wvith their jaws until apparently all the<
S joints in their bodies wvere dislocated,:
they betook themselves to their bed in:
the far end of the apartment and soon
gave evidence of profound slumber by 1
going through all the cadlences of snor
ing from the sound of a pot boiling to 1
that of sawing a gourd.
D)avid suured the candle, and drewv I
his chair close up to Bekky's.
"Here's somethin' purty I have1
brought you, but you muns'nt look at it
ontel you go toyour room,'"said David,i
drawing a small calico bag, very awvk
wardly made, from tunder his vest, and;
placing it ini Bekky's lap.
"I declare, if it ain't a Easter egg,"
she cried, as she took the bag in her
hand: "but I won't look at it tel I go
"There's somethin' wrote on it. and
there's somethin'~ else in the bag."
Bekey in aswer to this, hestamed
upon David a look of such overpower
ing tenderness that he was forced to
abandon all his preliminary steps, and,
seizing her hand, he said:
"Miss Biekky, I love you, and you
know it; then what's the use of wastiu'
words-tell me now if you love me or,
She averted her face an instant, and
then suddenly looking him full in the
eyes, replied with a seriousness that
declared the irrevocable nature of her
"Yes, Dave, I love you, and if you
don't know it"-here she dropped her
eyes and blushed-"I am sure you
ought to know it."
"And you'll marry me?"
"And if your parents won't consent
to it, you will run away with me?"
"And you'll kick Martin Sawyer?"
"Yes, Dave-but do give me time so
that I can do it without hurtin' his
Noble-hearted Bekky ! when misfor
tune shall approach your dwelling to
deliver your allotment of earthly woe,
those words shall blaze out upon your
cottage door, and the monster will leave
your happiness unmarred.
"I never gave Martin any reason to
believe that I loved him, but it's as
much as I can do to prevent him from
un' me to marry him. Here is a
Easter egg he gave me yisterday."
She rose up from her chair, and fol
[owed by David, went to the mantle
piece and took from a tumbler a guinea
gg dyed in madder.
"Since you gave me your egg," she
-ontinued, "I have fell upon a plan to
et Martin know that I prefer you."
"Martin's been my buzzum friend,
md he has know'd for more than three
weeks that I loved you; now I'll be
"Oh Dave ! Dave ! Dave ! what have
rou said?-Oh never say again 'you'll
>e ding'd', for its profane.swearin' as
;ure as you're a man, Dave. Oh to
hink now that you have cursed in my
resence. Do don't git in a quarrel
with Martin-oh he has sich a high
emper, and he fights so fearful-do
lon't quarrel with him; for my sake,
Dave, do don't! do don't !"
"Dog my old cat if I'm afeard of
ui," returned David with a stubborn
iess for which Ringwood ought to have
cratched dirt into his face for a month <
Lfterwards. Tears streamed over Bek
ty's face-she clasped David's arm,
and bearing all her weight upon it,
orced him down into the chair from
vhich he had risen, and sank upon his
Enee as naturally as achild would have
lone; for real grief knows no rules of
tiquette. Her heart was full; the
nan who had said grace at her father's
able, and to whom she was betrothed
-ay, irrevocably betrothed-had sworn
6 frightful oath in her presence. She
id her face upon his shoulder and
iiept most piteously. David could not
tand it-who could? Tears the size of
~pril rain drops ran races down his
~heeks, and after several ineffectual at
empts to keep his heart down by
wallowing, it would come up to the
ery top of his throat, where it poured
)ut its anguish in the most woeful
"Bek-keky ! oh Bek-kek-ky," lhe
>lubbered, "do-hoo-boo-oo-oo don't
~ry-y-y-y ! Oh jeeminy what have I
ent and done now ! There, Bekky,
lo hush !"
"You-you-you won't h ur-h ur-hurt
ny fee-fee-fee-feelins any more Dave?"
"You-you won't say you'll be-be d-d
i-ding'd any more?"
"An-an-an-and you won't fi-fi-fi-fi
ight Martin Sawyer?"
She kissed him, and taking her hand
erchief wiped the tears out of David's
yes, until his eye-lids became as red
is the under crust of a blackberry tart.
* * * *
The congregation at St.John's Church
as a large one on the Easter Sunday
>f 1X30. Dozens of kind-hearted old
adies, perfumed with sprigs of thyme,
ere distributing eggs among the chil
Iren to prevent their crying in church,
>ld men wvere giving opinions about
he weather, and prospects of the crops,
nd the boys and girls were going to
md from the spring, as if they had just
eea delivered from the black hole of
7alcutta and were dying of thirst;
fartin Sawyer was dressed out in his
idiest, and had hitched a vixenish
t tie animal, named iharpir. Bars, near
he sp)ot where he knew Bekky would
iisount. He was waiting there for
ier, but when he sawv she was ac
:onpanied by David Hartman, he
valked moodily to the church. At the
tour when the congregation were dis
>ersing, the two rivals, much to the
ismay of Bekky, manifested consider
ble hostility towards each other.
)avid assisted her into her saddle; but
vhile he was away for his horse, Mar
in urged Warpin Bars to the right
ide of Bekky, and commenced a rat
ling conversation with her. Nothing
owever of aserious nature occurred un
ii they arrived at Mr. Bright's. There,
LS Bekky was hastening into the house
o take off her bonnet, Martin, in his
iurry to follow her, unluckily stepped
Ipon David's foot.
"What did you tramp on my foot for,
ou onmannerly scapegal lus?" thuni
"Why don't you stand out of my
~vay, then, if you don't want to be run
"Run over !--if you think you can
run over me, I want you to try the
projjick as soon as you like."
"Yes, dog my old buttons if I ain't."
They both jerked off their coats and
slammed them upon the ground. Mar
tin shook his fist in David's face, and
cried out with great vehemence;
"I'm jest as good a man as you or
any of your breed-my daddy is as good
a man as your daddy, and my mammy
is as good a man as ever trod shoe
"Cleer me the law ! cawntrive your
"Law and gospel cleered !" screamed
Martin, as he sprang into the air and
struck his heels together three times
before he touched the earth.
"What are you about there !" ex
claimed the old man, attracted to the
door by the noise; "what! goin' to
fight in my yard?"
"Oh daddy ! daddy !" shrieked Bek
ky, rushing out with her hair hanging
over her shoulders; "don't let 'em fight
-oh good gracious they are going to
fight about me!"
"Are they, though?" continued Mr.
Towns; "then they shall fight-it's jest
what I would have done myself when
I was of their age." Saying which he
ealled two negro fellows, who were
watching from the kitchen door with
great satisfaction the proceedings of
the young men, and appointed one
named Sam for David's second, and
the other named Dick, for Martin's
3econd;-threatening at the same time
to break his stick over their heads if
they did not see that the fight was con
"Look here, Massa Dave," remarked
Sam, going up to his principal, "I got
piece ob advice to gib you. You make
pertense as if you was goin' to hit
assa Sawyer 'pon de hed wid your
lef fis, and when he raise he arm up to
knock off your lick, hit urn in de short
ribs wid your right fis; and den make
pertence as if you was goin' to hit urn
'gin wid your right fis in de ribs, and
when he trow he arms down to fend
aisself you hit 'um pon the head wid
your lef fis. Hah!-ain't I right? I
knows it from 'sperience!"
"Massa Martin," said Dick, "I hab
)nly few words to say. Nebber you
nind ennyting Massa Dave can do to
ou, but trow your hed forruds and
ut 'um in de pit ob de stummick.
Vou see dat will knock all de bret out,
tnd he 'bliged to holler."
The young men were eager for the
,ombat, but the angel of peace was
here, and the fierce impetuosity of
lartin and calm determination of
David, yielded to the weak interference
,f a girl; for Bekky with one fair nana
Lgainst Hartman's breast, and the
>ther against Sawyer's, kept them apart
is easily as if they had been her pet
"Oh! Dave, did I exp.ct this of you?"
;he cried. "Is this the way you keep
-our promises? And Martin, is this
he respect you have for my father's
]ouse? Have you ever been treated
mnkindly by me, or my father, or my
notber, or any other bein' here? N:>!
io! no! not even by a dog. Oh! boys,
30 don't fight about me; do don't.
But if I can't persuade you, wait until
[ go into the house and return; I have a
plan Dave-a plan to settle this with
ut hurt or harm. The Easter eggs!
be Easter eggs, Dave!"
Throwing her disshevelled hair back
rom her face, pale with alarm, and
et with tears of sorrow, she ran into
he house, and in a moment after re
urned with the two eggs the rivals had
iven her in her band.
"Here, Dave, is the egg you gave me,
mnd here Martin is the one you gave
zie; now take them, and since you will
nake me a prize, decide by the eggs
who is to have me." "Peck the pints
>f them together, and if --"
"If my eg'g breaks David's you will
narry mc?" inquired Martin.
"Why, Bek-ky, I wont stand a half
L chance, for hizzen's a guinea egg, and
whoever hearn of a hen egg breaking a
~uinea egg?" remonstrated David.
"Never mind, it's a plan Dave-a
"Come on, said Martin, exultingly."
The negro Sam was here seen to no
ice David's egg closely; and then throw
ap his hands, exclaiming,
"De wimmin is goin' to be de ruina
on ob de worl. Ho! ho! ho! I knows
"You, Sam, won't you hush!" cried
The combatants approached each
yther. "Peek away," said Martin,
olding out his egg. Crack! and to
;he astonishment of all except Bekky
tud Sam, Martin's egg was demolished.
"Mine ain't broke," shouted David.
"No, I reckon it ain't," screamed
sam, in an agony of restrained mirth.
"I fix'd dat egg last night. After
assa Dave went to bed, Miss Bek-ky
yame into de kitchen an broke a little
iole in de big eend of dat dere egg, and
ihe took out all (de white and de yaller
.id a spoon handle, an' she made me
ile some pitch, haw! haw! haw! and
pore it into de holler egg, and when it
~ot cold you see it was hard as a roek,
ao! ho! ho! ho! you could n't Lrake dat
agg 'gainst my forred! Dis is de fust
:ie I ebber hearn of a hen egg whip
pin a guinea egg."
"'What Sam says is true," added
Bekky. "But I didn't think it would
:urn out as it has. 1 wanted to let
Martin know through a joke that I
bad given my heart and hand to Dave.
[ was goin' to make you peck eggs in
the house, for I knew how fond Mar
in was of a joke, and I thought it
would be the best way to let him know
my mind without hurtin' bh.fel.ns.
You don' think hard of nie Martin, do
"No, Bek-ky, no; Dave, here is my
hand, I was wrong from fust, and I
know'd it long ago; but you know
wen a ellowa knnwvs he's wrong, he
must either acknowledge it or keep oti
a doin' wrong."
"There now," interposed Mr. '1'owns,
"that's well said and well done Martin.
Come into the house now you young
villions, and tell me where the preach
er took his text?"
After entering the house, Mr. Bright
repeated his question:
"Now, Martin, what was Fron!
"Well, sur," stammered Martin,
scratching his head, "I've entirely for
got it. I know this, it was a mighty
"Yes, Martin," said Bekky. "very
short, but. oh how full-how full-,"
Bekky shook her head in great pity,
and turned to Dave.
"What was it, Dave?"
"Forgive me, this one time, I,e4ky,
and I will never forgit agin. But raly,
I was in sich a fix, I couldn't rickelict
"That is very true boys," continued
Bekky, "Mr. Framinherz's text to-day
couldn't stay in your hearts when that
other thing was in 'em."
"What other thing?"
"Why, hate!" .
"Well, what was the text?"
"God is love."
,F * x
In the Conclusion of Marmion, Sir
I rhyme not for that stu:'id elf
Who cannot imiage for himself.
Those, therefore, who would force a
tale-scribbler as far as he dare go, are
referred to a hynienial notice, from the
elegant and copious peu of Martin
Sawyer, to be found in the "Times and
Gazette" for 1830.
On the -- inst., by Rev. Josias
Frommherz, the accomplished Mr.
David Hartman, son of the Honorable
Mr. Matthias Hartman and his worthy
wife Hannah, to the most beautiful
Miss Rebecca Bright, the admirable
daughter of the most excellent Mr.
Jacob Bright and his much-esteemed
wife Eva Margaretta,-all of the Dutch
ALLIANCES IN EVERY STATE.
Leaders Are to Work Actively in Making
WASHINTON, April 8.-Represen
tative Jerry Simpson left the city yes
terday for Olean, N. Y., to spend the
next ten days in the work of proselyt
ing the farmers of Western New York.
The national lecturer of the Alliance,
.Mr. Willitts, also left yesterday after
noon for New Jersey, where he hopes
to awaken considerable interest in the
Alliance cause. He has already made
a jonrney out to Ohio and sown the
seed from which he hopes a large crop
of Alliance leaders, according to Sena
tor Peffer's statement to a United
Press reporter, is due to the fact that a
movement is on foot to carry the Al
liance ideas into every State of the
Union before the next campaign. Sen
tor Peffer also spoke hopefully of the
onference to be held in Cincinnati on
the 19th of May, and said that it was
the forerunner of the organization of a
The effect of the recent visit of Rep
resentative Simpson to New England
is viewed with some alarm by the
members of both the Republican and
Democratic parties in New Hamip
shire. Both parties there have dis
overed how equally divided the vote
is, and it would not take many con
verts to the Alliance ideas to give the
third party tha balance of power.
BA PTIST P'REACHIERS IN THE AILLIANCE
President L. L. Polk, the President
of the National Alliance, is a Baptist
preacher, and so is Superintendent R.
M. Humphrey, of the colored Natianal
Alliance, he being the only white man
in the organization. The President of
the Alabama State Alliance, S. M.
Adams, is a Baptist preacher, and the
ex-President and ex-lecturer of the
Georgia State Alliance, S. M. Adams,
is a Baptist preacher, and the ex-Pres
ident and ex-lecturer of the Georgia
State Alliance, Rev. RI. H. .Jackson andl
Rev. J. W. Beck, are Baptist preachers.
The editor of the Progressive Farmer,
the organ of the North Carolina Alli
ancemen, is Rev. Baylcss C'ade,
THE NEW ORLEANS TRAGEDY.
The Grand Jury Actively Enters Upon an
Investigation of the Recent Lynching.
New Orleans, April S.--The grand
jury miet again yesterday and actively
entered upon the investigation of the
lynching of the eleven Italians in the
Parish p)rison. A ttorney Genieral Rlogers
was present assisting the grand jury in
its work. Among the witnesses exam
ined during the day were W. D. Par
kerson, the leader of the mob, and the
Italian Consul, Pasqjuale Corte, and his
secretary. It is understood that the
original list of the committee of safety
that made the call upon the people to
attack the prison wvas filed with the
A Prominent Doctor Accused of Mturder.
A gentleman recently made a start
ling accusat ion in the heaimri of thli
writer. Said he, "I firmly believe that
Dr.--, intentionally or unutentionally,
killed my wife. He pronounced her
complaint - (Consumiption- incurable.
She accepted the verdict, and-died.
Yet since then I have heard of at least a
dozen cases, quite as far advanced as
hers, tbat have been curedl by D)r.
P~iere's Goldeu Medical Discovery.
Her life mlght have been saved, for
Consumption is not incurable."' 1
course it is niot. The "D)iscovery" will
remove every trace of it. if taken ini
time and used faithfully. Consumiption
is a <i"ae of the lolod-a scroful'u.
affection-ud the "Disco :ery" striker
at the root of the evil. Far all cases ol
weak lungs, spitting of blood. severc
lingering coughs and kindred ai!rnents.
DO YOU PAY POLL TAX?
Ir Not, the Auditor Wants Your Name-A
List of Names of rho.e Who Are
Now on the Books.
Autiitor Cronier, in oecordance with
instructions from the Comptroller
General, has made out a list of those
who pay poll tax, said list, to be fur
nishedl to the school trustees of each
township for revision. This is done to
see if there are any persons who are
liable to pay a poll tax whose names
are not now on the tax books, and if the
trustees find any such they are to re
port tie same to the Auditor. All
wlale persons between the ages of 21
and 5 years are liable to poll tax, un
less exempt by law.
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Alston, Sauli Long,ltore, Wilson
Allder.oin, Boyce 3angin, Bob
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Anilersoii, \%luit Maigum , Cube
Baker, .John Mfanguni, I) Spurgeon
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Bloatwright, Ed Mat,n, E'jah B
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Boozer, Ebb Martin. lachard M
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lBoozer. George It McConnell,
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THE STATE WILL NOT CO3PROMISE.
Coosaw in the United States Court-The
Attorney General Rakes up Old Stories.
[Special to the Register.]
CHARLESTON, April S.-All the law
yers in the Coosaw case turned up in
the United States Court to-day like so
many little jokers, greatly to the sur
prise of everybody, the impression hav
ing been entertained that they were
still in Aiken arguing the case in the
State Court. The sanie arguments fol
lowed, Mr. McCrady being heard for
Coosaw and Attorney General Pope
for the State. The State put in a plea
to the jurisdiction.
The only event that occurred to liven
up to the proceedings was a' skirmish
between the Attorney General and Mr.
Smythe. After the two had mutually
explained the spat that occurred yes
terday, the Attorney General in the
course of his argument intimated that
charges had been made that in the be
ginning of Coosaw's life there was
something connected with the legisla
tion that was not handsome, referring
to the charges that the scallawag Leg
islature of 1870 had been bribed to
grant the charter. Mr. Smythe inti
mated that this was not in the plead
ings. The Attorney General replied
that if the Coosaw Company behaved
itself he would not rake up these old
scores, but if it did not the strong arm
of the law would catch it by the nap of
the neck and swing it clear out. Mr.
Smythe said he would be glad to have
him do so. At this point argument
was adjourned over till to-morrow.
"BY THE NAPE OF THE NECK."
[Special to the State.]
CHARLESTON, April 8.-The Attor
ney General followed in a remarkable
speech, containing many of the ele
ments of a stump speech addressed to a
United States Judge on a legal point.
He said Ben Tillman will smash Coo
saw as Andrew Jackson smashed the
United States Bank, and that he (Pope)
would take the Coosaw Company by
the nape of the neck and swing them
out. The Attorney General's manner
was very insulting to counsel on the
other side. He frequently approached
them with ge -ticulations, and in his
excitement addressed much of his argu
ment to the negro spectators in the
rear of the court room instead of the
The town is agog over this exhibi
tion. Gen. Pope seems to think he has
made a great and favorable impres
ARGUMENT AT AIKEN.
[Special to the State.]
AIKEN, ,S. C., April 8.-Judge Al
drich, in chambers, contained the hear
ing of the argument to-day on the pe
tition of the Phosphate Commission
that the appointment of a temporary
injunction of the Coosaw Company be
made permanent. The State was rep
resented by Col. Robert Aldrich and
Mr. G. S. Mower, and the Coosaw
Company by Gen. Edward McCrady
and Mr. A. M. Lee. The hearing com
menced at 10 a. in, and continued until
2 p. m. A recess was taken until 3.30
p. mn., when the hearing was resumed.
It was concluded at 4:30 p. mn. Messrs.
Mower, McCrady and Lee left for
Charleston on the night train and Col.
Aldrich returned to Barnwell.
The matter is in Judge Aldrich's
hands, and his decision as to whether
he, sitting in chambers, had jurisdic
tion in the canse, and as to whether the
appointment of a receiver and the
granting of a permanent injunction
may be expected in a few days.
Mr. Mower, in opening the argument,
addressed himself to the task of proving
that Judge Aldrich had jurisdiction in
the case. In support of his views lhe
quoted liberally from law and prece
Col. Aldrich followed for the State
and Gen. McCrady and Mr. Lee for
Coosaw. The time before dinner was
taken up in arguing the question of
jurisdiction. After dinner the argu
ments were on the appointment of a
receiver. Col. Aldrich said it seemed
that the roek was owned by the State,
which is not disputed, and when the
Coosaw Coimpany ceases work the State
is deprived of its revenue, adding bur
dens to the taxpayers. It appeared
that his Honor should issue the usual
con firming the order issued appointing
a temporary receiver, and continuing
him until further action of court. He
thought there is nio reason why Mr.
Brooks should not be appointed re
oeiver because he is clerk in the offie
of the Secretary of State.
Gen. McCrady-"Would you think
it proper to ap)point a Coosaw otlicial
Col. Aldrich-"Yes, if it please-i the
Gen. McCrady then suggested Mr.
Moses E. Lopez for the position. He
knows more about phosphates than
any other man in this State.
CONTINUATION OF THlE ARG;t7ENT IN
THiE UNITED) sTATrEs COURT.
[Special to the State.]
CHARLEsTON, S. C., April R)-In1 the
United States Circuit Court this morn
ing there were gathered a full array of
counsel, representing both sides inter
ested in the Coosaw Company contest.
Mr. George S. Mower, of New berry,
had arrived from Aiken, and occupied
a seat on the left of Attorney General
Pope, who had on his right, as associate
conlsel for the the State, Mr. H. A. NI.
Smith and Major Julian Mitchell.
Gen. Edward McCrady, .Jr., and Mr.
A. M. Lee, of counsel for the Coosaw
Company, had also returned fronm
Aiken and were arrayed with Maj. A.
r. Smyt he, Mr. T. W. Bacot and Col.
L. DeB. McCrady, on the Coosaw side
of the chamber.
Mr. T. W. Bacot brought to the at
tention of the court the reply of the
Coosaw C<:ipany (made and filed on
Wednesd:ay) to the "suggestion" pre
sented by Attorney General Pope on
Wednesday, informing the court of the
hearing pending in the Court of Com
mon Pleas for Beaufort, concerning
the continuance of a receiver appointed
and the making permanent the injunc
tion heretofore ordered by the State
Court. The "reply," after setting
forth the tenor of the "suggestion"
traverses and says: "On the contrary,
these defendants aver that there
is no Court of Common Pleas for
Beaufort Court now in session, and
and there lias been no session
of such court since the-day of
February, 1891, and that the next
regulir term of the said court is fixed
by law for the-day of May, proxi
Judge Simonton said his understand
ing was that his functions were eon
fined to deciding two points: First, as to
the question of jurisdiction; second,
finding that the court was properly
vested with the jurisdiction, whether,
the circumstances were such as would
necessitate the court staying its hand
until the matter is passed upon else
Mr. H. A. M. Smith began and con
cluded his argument for the State. He
spoke three and one half-hours, and
made a powerful speech.
The hearing was then adjurned till
to-morrow morning, when Maj. Smythe
will address the court.
A NEGRO BOY FIEND.
Clarence Robinson, Aged Eight, Murders a
[Special to the State.]
CHESTER, S. C., April 8.- -Coroner
Evins went to Richburg Tuesday and
held an inquest over the body of Em
mie Stroud, aged four, who was killed
by Clarence Robinson, aged eight, near
the house of the child's parents. The
young fiend did the deed with a heavy
stone, with which he crushed his vic
tim's skull, after having unsuccessfully
tried to down her. It happened on Dr.
James Atkinson's place, where Clar
ence tried to burn his parents' house
last year. He was arrested by Coroner
Evins and is now in the county jail.
He is very quiet and does not seem to
be annoyed by the situation in which
he is placed.
Kiuv a Wie S th.& r '
[Special to the State.]
FLORENCE, S. C., April 8.-Dorsey
Brown, an old white nan, well known
here, was found dead about a mile
from the city this morning on the track
of the Columbia division of the Atlan
tic Coast Line. The post mortem ex
amination showed that Brown's back
was broken, causing death instantly.
The Coroner's verdict was to the effect
that the deceased came to his death by
being accidentally killed, while sitting
on the track, by one of last night's
trains. Brown was an old fisherman.
WVASHJGTON, April 3.-The jury in
the Kincaid-Talbee murder case this
evening brought in a verdict of "Not
Guilty." Argument in the case was
finished about 3 o'clock this afternoon
and case was given to the jury, after a
brief charge by Judge Bradley, about
3:30. Two hours and a half later the
verdict was brought in and Kincaid
declared a free man.
Africa Gobbled Up.
The latest calculation of the A frican
possessions of the European great
powers is as follows : France, 7,400,000
square kilomietres with 24,000,000 in
abitants ; England, including Eypt,
5pN),000) square kilometres, with 32,
ii00,000 inhabitants ; Germany, 2,300),0H%
siuare kilometres with 7,800,000 inhab
itants ; Portugal, 2,200,000 square kil
ometres with 5,100,000 inhabitants.
Population of Our Globe.
Europe's population on January 1,
was 380,200,000. The populati-m of each
of the other continents was estimated
to be as follows: Asia, 850u,000,000; A frica
127,000,000; Austrailia, 4,730,000; North
America, 86,250,000); South America,
3,420,000; polar regions, 300,000. The
total would then be 1,787,000,000.
Labor May Day.
Greek, Roamanian, Swiss, German,
Belgian, French, and Italian working
men have decided to celebrate Mfay 1
as a holiday. In Belgium the congress
of miners and metal workers declared
for a genieral strike on Mfay 1. The
number of workingmnen affected by this
declaration is4 200,00)0.
srnallpox In Savannah.
SAv:ssAIn, Ga., April 8.-There
are now" nineteeni cases of smallpox in
the MIilitary Hospital here.
Then and Now.
In ancient days for mainy an ill,
We used to take a big blue pill.
It did so) surely tear and1 gripe,
We felt for p)urgato)ry ripe.
To-day, when sick, we take Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pelt . They are
gently aper ient eathartie, areo~rding to
.-ize of' do.-. Cures Sick Heaaache,
Bilious Headache, C2onstipat ion, Inudi
iestioni, Bilious At taks, and all de
rangeiments of thbe Liver, Stomlach anid
Bowels. Put up~ in vials, hernmetically
seaed, hence always fresh and reliable.
Purely vegetable, they operate without
disturbanc~e to the systemn, diet oir occu
pation. Sold by druggilts, at h cenIts a