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ELBERT H. AULL, Proprietors.
WK p. .fHOUSEAL,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
ISDAY, AUGUST 13, 1891.
STOKES AS EDITOR AND STOKES AS
We were at the Prosperity meeting
and heard both President Stokes and
Senator Butler. We were pleased with
President Stokes' fairness and courtesy
in conducting the discussion. Nothing
was said by either of thsse two speakers I
which could be considered harsh or
discourteous. But in the last issue of
the Cotton Plant, Editor Stokes is
neither fair nor courteous in his hand
ulng of Senator Butler's speech. The
following extract is particularly outra
At Prosperity Senator Butler divided
all men into three classes. Two of
these classes are honest including him
self. The "third one" he said, "wno
borrows at any price and never intends
to pay it back. This last class is the one
who wants to borrow at 2 per cent. (ital
ics ours). LFrom the News and Cou
rier's report.] This is a remarkable
statement from the Senator. The man
"who borrows at any price and never
intends to pay it back," is a thief and a
tr scoundrel. According to the Senator,
therefore 40,000 Alliance man in South
Carolina, and a good many non-Al
ance men, who would like to borrow
money at 2 per cent., are thieves and
scoundrels. How do you like that,
farmers of South Carolina? It is au in
famous charge; but since it comes from
a United States Senator, of course it
will keep our mouths shut-till the
In the above extract Editor Stokes
attempts, by a course of deduction, to
convert a statement which was under
stood by all present, to contain no fling
at the Alliance into an infamous charge
that 40,000 Alliance men in South Caro
lina are thieves and scoundrels. I do
not believe that there was.a single Al
liance man, or non-Allianceman on the
7 ground who put or could put this con
struction upon what the Senator
said. It appears by the report of the
Press and Reporter, which Editor
Stokes reproduces in his own paper,
that the expression was cheered. Cer
tainly it is strange that this should
have been the case, in a crowd com
posed -for the most part of Alliance
men, if the crowd thought that it con
tained an infamous charge against Al
liance men. Na, Editor Stokes very
well knows that Sena'or Butler in
tended nothing of the k:L, and only
the ingenuity of Editor St& -s has been
able to discover it.
The Greenville News of Saturday last
had a suggestive editorial entitled,
"Suppose your own case" upon the
pra-tical working and effects of the
sub-treasury scheme. It answers the
~question asked of Senator Butler at
Prosperity, "Can a poor man get money
under the sub-treasury scheme." We
publish it elsewhere. Read it, and
-think over it.
LET -THE mscIS10SIN GO os.
SWe confess that we do not admire
the announcement that discussion is
now in order. But let discussion go on.
If it is conducted in the proper spirit,
and with the desire to reach the truth,
good must result. Already .the good
result of the free discussion in the
newspapers of the sub-treasury scheme
*is beginning to be felt.
The leaders themselves are not so
-much wedded to the plan.Livingstone,
of Georgia, proposes a modification of
it, and even President Stokes in his
speech at Prosperity, said: "The Alli
-ance does not claim that it will have
the sub-treasury ware house or nothing.
We say if that is not sound, if that is
not the best, why give us something
better. We will take it, and thank the
Lord." Col. E. S. Keitt also, has an
other plan to propose, which if not dif
ferent from the sub-treasury scheme,
certainly modifies it very materially.
It is acknowledged both by Alliance
men and non-Alliance men that some
thing is the matter; that money is unu
- sually "tight"; that there is wrong
somewhere in the finances of the coun
While wepo not and cannot accept the
sub-treasury plan as a solution of the
difficulty, we are not opposed to it be
cause it is an Alliance demand. We
are with the Alliance in most its de
mands, and have been, and further
more we belie'e there is too much con
servatisnm and good sense in the order
to carry it irretrievably into any thing
wild or revolutionary.
We hope and believe that 'good will
finally sesult from the wide-spread dis
cussion of financial questions which
has largely been brought about by the
More thought and investigation isJ
being turned upon the true relations of
the government to the finances and
commercial prosperity of the country c
than ever before in the history of thet
United States, and sooneror later the
right solution will be reached.
Therefore we say' let discussion of c
these questions go on bet ween Alliance
men and non-AlliaVc men in a spirit
of mnutual forbearance, and with an
honest desire to reach the truth, and no
one need fear that the final outcome
will not be for the good of all-.
Rev. James Woodrow, L L.D., has c
been elected President of the South I
Carolina College. Dr. Woodrow is an
eminent sebolar and has been an in
structor in the college for fourteen
years. lie ~is a busy and successful
The Alliance in Kentucky got con- v
trol of the legislature in the elections P
last week by a large majority. While
this is true, it is also declared that the f<
Third party has no showing in that
State, and the Alliance wili work with- t)
in the Democratic party.
From the amount of editorial space
the last number of the Cotton Plant
devotes to comments on Senator But- e
ler's speech at Prosperity, it would fl
seem that Dr. Stokes is not at all cer
ta that he an2 vered the Senator. on f
that occasion. C
BETTER PRICES FOR GOOD COTTON.
From Five to Ten Dollars More Per Zale
Made by Careful Picking and
Wir_xxGToN, N. C., August 1.
Alexander Sprunt & Son, cotton export
ers, have issued the following circular,
which is important to cotton planters.
"The accumulation of low grade cot
ton has overstocked the markets of the
world, and this surplus will probably
have to be sacrificed at extremely low
prices. On the other hand, the supply
of good cotton is quite limited, and
there is always a market for the better
grades. It is therefore a matter'of the
utmost importance to our friends the
planters, that extraordinary care be
taken in handling the next crop. The
greatest precaution should be taken to
pick the cotton only when it is perfect
ly dry, avoiding stained and sandy.
cotton, which should be most carefully
kept separate from the better qualities.
Then exercise care in setting the gin
saws, so as to av6id cutting the staple
and when packed, see that no gin falls,
inferior cotton, sand or water is per
mitted in the bailing. This preparation
will insure a ready sale at the best
current prices, while the neglect of
these precautions will probably cause a
loss of from five to ten dollars per bale
to the farmer upon every bale he pro
"Hitherto many of our planters could
afford to take the easier course and gin
good, bad and indifferent cotton to
gether, but as the indications point to
ruinous prices for medium and inferior
grades next season, it behooves every
cotton producer to exercise the utmost
care in preparing his crop for market.
"We trust that our friends to whom
this letter is addressed will apprecate
our motive in offering this advice for.
their benefit, and that they will circu
late it among their neighbors."
Suppose Your Own Case.
You, man, who are reading this, sup
pose the sub-treasurx and the land loan
scheme was in operation to-day. How
would you go about getting a dollar?
Have you any cotton or wheat? Sup
pose you borrowed eighty per cent. of
it present price on it? Wouldn't you be
twenty per cent. behind where you al
ready are? You ;an sell either of them
in Greenville on sight and getione hun
dred cents on the dollar of their full
Do you own land already mortgaged?
Suppose you borrowed money from the
government on it? Would'nt you have
to turn it right over to the man you
have already borrowed from to give the
goverlment clear title?
Suppose you have neither cotton nor
land? You could not get a dollar from'
the government even if the treasury
vaults were.packed with silver and pa
Character and cr6dit are capital now.
Under the proposed system how would
they be worth a rap? Now the man
who owns some property and who has
the reputation of paying his debts can
generally borrow money on his own
naime or with a good endorsement.
With the sub-treasury and land loan in
operation he could not get a dollar un
less he deposited or mortgaged. Private
money lenders would be driven out of
business because they could not com
pete with ona and two per cent. rates.
When you talk of the land loan and
sub-treasury think of your own situa
tion, and then take your neighbors one
by one and say how any ot you would
Colonel Keitt and the People's Party.
LGlenn Springs Letter to Aiken Jour
nal and Review.]
Col. Ellison S. Keitt, of Newberry, is
spending a few days here. He is a
prominent allianceman, and last year
was a candidate before the legislature
fe-thenited-Sttes~Smite. ~He war
defeated, and afterwards accused Presi
dent Stokes of selling out the alliance
in the senatorial fight for the shadow of
being governor in 1892. Colonel Keitt
says he is no longer a member of the
Democratic party; that he had worked
for it.in the past, but would work for
it no more. He thinks the people's
party, at the conference to be held next
February, should put out a presiden
tial ticket to be voted for at the next
general election. He thinks that the
ticket should have a good man from the
South and one from the West on it.
'he colonel has a pet scheme for the
solving of the financial problem. It is
entirely original with him, and should
be be selected as the "good man from
the South," ou the people's party1
ticket, and ge' eleetcJ, he will have the
apportunity or putting his scheme into
A GIGANTIC SWINDLE.
ffeers of a Building and Loan Association
CHICAGo, A ugust 10.-Alfred Down
ng, president, and N. H. Tolman,
rice-president of the National Capital
savings Building and Loan Associa-<
ion of North America, were arrested (
o-day by the Postoffice Inspector
stewart, charged with using the mails t
or fraudulent purposes.
It is charged that the men who have
een conducting this association have 1
windled thousands of people fromr
~very State in the Union and takenr
~rom $200,000 to $600,000 and given no-e
ing in return. The victims hail from
Iaine to California and are numbered
mnong the rich and poor alike.
From the facts already in the posses
ion of the authorities, the scheme will .j
arallel that of the great "Fund W."
windle which was broken up about
ive years ago. There are still two men
Lt liberty, they having disappeared
everal weeks ago. These two men, it C
s believed, got away with most of the
Downing and Tollmnan were held in C
2,000 bonds each by Commissioner
-oyne. Both had lawyers on hand ~
.nd Tollmnan was quickly bailed out.t
)owning was unable to secure bonds
aen and spent the time in the custody
.f the deputy marshal. One of the at
orneys for the men says there was no
toubt that the concern was rotten toc
he core but he, believed that Downing
nd Tollman were simply the victims
f others' guilt.A
Praise from Another sir Hubert.
The Newberry Herald and News is
eceiving many compliments for its full T
ud accurate report of the Butler-Stokes ti
ebate, printed the morning after it D
ccurred. The Herald and News well b
(eserves all the kiud thing its contem
oraries can say of it. It fairly shared el
be honors of that memorable occasion al
ith Senator Butler and The State, the tl
tter having given the public a steno- n
raphic report of the debate. o3
President Kolb, of the Alliance of
Jabama, in his speech at Mobile, says
2at if the National Democratic con
ention adopts all or part of the Ocala
latform, or rejects it in toto, he will
bide by the action of the National ~
'emocracy. Kolb knows what is good
>r hi.-National American.
Kob is a better success after all than t
:e watermelon he originated. fi:
An African Bishop Dead. c
PHILADELPH:A, PA., August 10.
ishop Jabez P. Campbell, of the Afri
m Methodist .Episcopal Church, died
ithis city last night in the 68th year si
his age. Bishop Campbell was or- E
ained Bishop in 1868, and for the past w
>ur years has been Bishop of North cc
arolna, Virginia nd Maryland. a
THEY FLED FOR THEIR LIVES.
Startling Stories4 of the Late Great Earth
quake-An Immense Tidal Wave
Sweeps Over the Country.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Aug. 7.-A corres
pondent at Yuma says: A report
brought in by the Cocopah Indians
states that the earthquake on the 30th
ultimo resulted in changing the course
ot the Colorado River. It left the old
bed and now flows through a crevasse 1
forty feet wide and 1,000 feet long. The
report is not generally believed; but one
result of the recent earthquake was the
renewed activity of the volcanoes in
that region. At the same time, a tidal
wave occurred in the Gulf of Califor
VOLCANOES AND TIDAL WAVE.
YU3A, A. T., August 9.-Reports
continue to come in from the earth
quake region at the head of the Gulf
of California. Two Cocopah Indians. of
the tribe that live near there, arrived
here yesterday. - The tell a thrilling C
Early Thursday morning hundreds e
of mud volcanoes, thirty miles off, burst C
into violent eruption. The air grew e
denser and many infants were suffo- C
cated. At last a violent thunder storm r
cleared the air, only to show tidal
waves approaching with fearful rapid
ity. The waters arose, swallowing up a
cattle,horses, grain fields, and driving t
them for their lives to the top of the 1
mesas, a hundred feet above the river. i
The earthquake shocks then began. 3
The fourth threw every one down, se- a
riously injuring many. The dust dark- n
ened the air. rhe rumble'of the earth- S
quake, the sharp: explosion of the (
distant volcano and 1the bellowing of t:
crazed cattle, made an unbearable up
roar, and the frightened Indians broke i
and fled wildly up the river. V
Two only succeeded in reaching here t
who t311 the story. The others dropped y
exhasted along the route. Jose Perez, 3
a cattleman from. Sendo, and five men 1
witnessed the scene from the top of a a
hill to which they had escaped. They t:
report that the tidal wave was fully a
one hundred feet high and also that f
there was a river of bluish purple
fire which was flowing down into
the Colorado, near the Gulf. This
isundoubtedlyfrom Sulphur.Mountain, I
which was set on fire by the volume of (
burning material thrown out by the ,
Much property is destroyed. The d
residence and all the valuable buildings t
on the ranche of Charles Townsend, L
breeder of fine cattle, were levelled by
the earthquake. b
EFFECTS OF THE EARTHQUAKE. r
YUMA, ARIZONA, August 11.-The d
daily arrivals from the region of Sono- t
ra, on Colorado River, report a most v
wonderful change in the topography I
and appearance of the country. Many 'I
old iandmarks are obliterated. Promi- f
nent natural objects are wiped off the p
face of the earth. The damage done is a
principally to the stock wen,who have t]
lost many head of cattle. The Coco- n
pah Indians are heavy losers. I
A small stream four miles north of si
Laredo,which prior to the earthquakes I
was readily forded, has become im- o
passable owing to its depth. It is now e
necessary to cross the water courses six
miles back from the Colorado. The
Cocapah Indians now predict another
earthquake liable to occur soon. They A
say natural signs indicate it.
Ingalls on Negro Suffrage.
ATLANTA, Gia., August 5.-Senator ~
[ngalls' speech at Chautauqua to-nighte
reated a big sensation.
His subject was 'Problems of the *J4
Second Century," and he jumped into t
his subject by declaring that the en
ranchisement of the negro was a mis- g
take. He said the force bill was nothing 'j
ore than a bill to give every man his
vote, and that it was killed through the
lethag of the Northern people. And
skd? Why, simp y because if they ~
aad been where you of the South are, ~
hey would have fought it just as you a
Ingalls jumped on the sub-treasury b
with both feet-.t
His audience was a large one, many t:
dliancemen and legislators being pre
ient, and he was given a rousing recep- .
ion. __ _ _ _ _ _ _g
A GREAT PROJECT.d
property of a New Bailroad Mortgaged for s4
Nine Million Doflars. h
[Special to Columbia Register.] tt
CHARLESTON, S. C., August 5.-The ai
>ggest railroad deal of the century has tj
*ust developed here. A. B. Morton, st
ice President of the Cincinnati and ic
ape Fear Railroad, who was here last tc
week, had recorded in Berkeley County fi
3 mortgage for nine million dollars on as
;he property of that road. The project a
.5 to run a road from Norfolk to Charles- ta
on East of the Atlantic Coast Line, bl
entering the city on bridge across Coop- st
r River, crossing Ashley River and be
oing down to Savannah. The railroad y
iow has a line built from Norfolk to
~outhport, N. C., and is engaged in
~onstructing a line from Southport to iz
~onway, S. C. 2EFrom there the road M
vill be extended via Georgetown down fa
Charleston. The company has pur- a
bhased the franchise of the Mt. Pleas- sb
nt and Little River Railroad with all r~e
be necessary land grants. The new t
'oad will, it is said, give the shortest of
oute North and West now in exist- of
nce. The fees for recording the mort
;age amounted to $40. 11
KNEE SKIRTs IN BOSTON. a
h spectacled Ladies wim Wear High IX
Water Dresses. be
BosToN, A,.gust 8.-The two hun- trn
red ladies, more or less, who belong. dij
> the dress reform Club here propose an
appear on the street the first rainy ca
ay in October in dresses that will lii
arely touch the knees. High-topped
aiters or common riding boots will Tl
lothe the feet and nether limbs of bu
]iese reformers. The dress skirt wvill th:
e kilted, so that the bothersome wind Ca
rill not cause any annoyance. Water- th
roof overskirts and sailor hats will a
> nplete the attire.ro
DIED IN A POT OF LYE. be
2-Year Old Infant Meets a Horrible Death I
[Special to Augusta Chronicle.]
COLUBIA, S. C., August 8.-A 2- lo,
ear old motherless infant named Lily La
Yooten, living with Mrs. Gus Holt, ofin
s city, fell into a kit of lye this eve- vil
ing, and died almost before she could ret
apulled out. laz
The attending'nurse had left the Du
ild for a moment, on the back piazza, Co
id Mrs. Holt, happening to walk out D
uere, found the child lying headfore- W
iost in the lye. The child gasped only
ce after being pulled out.
[Special to the State.]
FLORENCE, S. C., August 10.-At fir
ewis's mill yesterday the Rev. E. R. Of
oberts, pastor of Trinity Baptist Mi
hurch (colored), baptized 106 persons. Mi
he time occupied in the immersion of Co.
s large number of candidates was ha
y-nine minutes. A crowd of over ba1
uree thousand people, both white and
4lored, witnessed die baptizrng.
The G. C. and N. Bridge Completed.
ATHENs, GA., August 8.-The last wb
an on the Georgia, Carolina and wh
orthern bridge, across the Oconee, but
as finished to-day. The bridge is now a
mplete from abutment to abutment, hai
disance of 875 feet.hB
TUE RICHMOND- TERMINAL.
Serious Charges Brought Agalnat tht
Management-The Answer of the
NEW YoRK, August S.-An atta(
)n the Richmond Terminal system t
hay made charges against the compar
ts follows: That the three divisions oftl
ystem, Richmond and Danville, Geo
ia Central and East Tennessee, w
how for the year ended July 30, 1891,
leficit of $17,000,while the debt on thr
oads increased in same time $16,735,3C
hat the Richmond and Danville in tI
rear earned 1 per cent. and yet paid
ividend of 10 per cent., making ti
leficit on this line $1,026,560; that ti
4eorgia, Central barely earned intere
n its bonds,and that the East Tenne
ee earned only $96,840 above charg
ohn H. Inman, president of the Te
ninal Company, was not in town t
lay. Other officials of the r-ad call<
ttention to the following statement
Irset the cbarges:
That an issue of Danville and Wes
rn bonds had been counted at $1,00(
00, when only $500,000 were in exis
nce; that an apparent increase of $3.
00 in Richmond and Danville gener
nortgage sizes had been reporte
vhereas th as bonds bad been issue
take the piace of matured first mort,
gesizes; that it bad been t he policy
he Richmond and Danville to mab
iberal advances to leased lines, as f
astance one of $600,000 to the Virgin
idland, and one of $1,100,000 to tb
alanta and Charlotte Air Line, bot
f which had since been repaid; th
17.5,000 had been expended for tb
eorgia Pacifle in building new shop
bat the increase of bonded indebte(
ess had carried with it a correspondin
acrease in the company's propert
hich had not been taren into accoun
he additional property being the S:
anLiah and Atlantic, Covington an
facon, Chattanooga, Rome and C<
ambus, about 150 miles of the Savar
ah and Western, and an extension <
he Mobile and- Girard. Under th
ttack Richmond Terminal stock fe
rom 11j to 104
WHAT PRESIDENT INMAN SAYS.
NEW YORK, August 10.-Presider
nman, of the Richmond Termini
,ompany, to-day made the followin
tatement in reply to the charges tha
be company's system had declared th
ividends in periods when the opera
ions of the roads showed deficits I
reeting fixed charges:
"In reference to the statements thi
ave recently been made in regard t
be financial condition of the Richmon
'erminal Company and of the severs
ivisions of the propery, I have to sa
bat there is no portion of the systen
hich consists of the Richmond an
)anville, Georgia Central and Eas
'ennessee, which is not earning it
xed charges. When the detailed ri
orts now in preparation are complete
nd given to the public it will be see
at the statements which have bee
iade are misleading, and that th
tichmond Terminal Company and it
aparate divisions are entirely solven
ach of these companies owns securit
f unquestionable value largely in ex
ess of its outstanding indebtedness.
A BOLD BANK ROBBER.
. Desperado wita a Pistol in Either Han
Terroizes the Town, Shoots the Cash
ier and Several Bystanders.
LIMA, Ohio, August 8.-Shortlyafte
de Exchange Bank at Columbu
irove opened this morning, a strange
utered the hardware store which ac
ined the bank and asked for two re
olvers. After loadtiag them he pointe
1em at the proprietor's head, tellin
im to taske his pay out of that. H
ien entered the bank. The cashiem
J. Maple, had just opened the banh
fwhich of which his father is proprie
r and laid out about $3,000 near th
aliely began shooting; the cashier wa
~ruck twice, once in the arm and ono
the right side. As he fell to the,fiooi
old farmer, William Vandebark~
ged sixty, entered the door. The rot
er turned and shot him through an<
irough. The old man fell dead in hi
ack. A third man sat in the Jobb;
the bank paralyzed with fear. H
'as not molested. The desperado the,
rabbed $1,.500 in greenbacks, shovei
em in the pocket of his sack coat an<
srted out the door, shouting: "I'm:
cond Jesse James." Quito a crowi
d been attracted by the sound of the
iota but there was a scattering whem
ie wild..eyed murderer appeared or
e street having a gun in either han<
d shooting indiscriminately. One o
ie bystanders. Henry Buck, wa:
ruck down by a bullet. The fAl
w ran to the outskirts of- thi
wn and disappeared in a big corn
ld. The desperado is describe<
being short and heavy set witi
full face and small black mous
che. He wore a black alpaca cap,
ack sack coat, blue pants with whit4
ripes and no vest. He appeared t<
about 30 or 35 years old. A posa
as quickly organized and started it
irsuit. Another posse started frorg
Test Cairo and others rapidly organ
ad. It is thought the wounds.o:
aple and Buck are not necessarily
tal. Vandebark who was killed was
proserous farmer ini Union Town
ip. He leaves a large family. Big
wards are offered for the capture 01
e villain. Colnmbus Grove is a town
2,000 inhabitt.n:s, twelve miles north
LIMA, Ohio, August 8.-Later.--At
o'clock t"-night, the Columbum
cove Bank robber was still at large,
d the chase has been abandoned un
daylight. Almost everybody in the
>rthern part of Allen County have
en out all day looking for the des
rado. He is -alone and on foot, and
ice of him has been obtained at
[erent points. A dozen corn fields
d woods were surrounded, and when
pture was thought certain, the rogue,
:e a will-of-the-wisp, made his escape.
[t is not thought be can get a'vay.
Le farmer who was shot is still alive
t cannot recover, as the ball passed
rough his back into his stomach.
shier Maple will recover. The au
Lirities of Columbus Grove will offer
liberal reward for the capture of the
>ber. He was seen in Grove the
y before the robbery and claimed to
a silk hat mender.
'eachers of the Laurens Grcded Schools.
[Special to News and Courier.]
AURES, S. C., August 5.-The fol
i'ing teachers were elected for the
urens Graded School to-day: Super
endent, H. H. Corington, Fayette
le, N. C.; principal, C. L. Fike, Lau
s;' assistants, Miss Elizabeth McCas
, Miss Perrin Farrow, Miss Mary
.nklin, Laurens; Miss Claudia Earle,
lumbia The board was composed of
.E. M. Caine, Messrs. John J. Pluss,
J. Gray and L. WV. Simkins.
First Bale in south Caroiina.
[Special to Augusta Chronicle.]
IAUNwELL, S. C., August 8.-The
it bale of South Carolina new crop
30tton has this day been shipped by
ke Brown & Bro., over the Carolhna
diand, to Messrs. F. WV. Wagner &
Charleston, S. C. Col. Mike Bro wn
b'een for several years past the first
e man from South Carolina.
Steve Eyan Wants to Settle.
wtLANrA, August 10.-Stephen A.
an, the Atlanta dry goods merchant
o recently failed for $500,000, and
o was sent to jail by Judge Gober,
who is now out on bonds pending
learinzg before the Supreme Court,
offered 30 cents on the dollar to all
CAMDEN'S BIC HIDDEN TREASURE
Dying Confession of the Soldier Who Hid
-Original Documents Describing the
I ocation Brought to Light.
[The State, 10th.~
The story of a large amount of hIn
y den treasure buried during the late wn
ie by Yankee soldiers near Camden ha
r- oft been told in the newspapers througli
1 out the land, but accurate informatio,
a as to the locality has been wanting an
e all diggings have resulted in finding
0. nothing. Now, however, the origin:
l papers in the case have come to lighl
a and The State has received them frou
le Solicitor P. H. Nelson.
ie The story runs that Seargt. Rhode
at a Yankee soldier during the war, tc
a- gether with sonie comrades, got th
s. money from along the line of marcl
r- and buried it in the old churchyar
mentioned below, and that Rhodes sub
d sequently, thinking he could secure i
o all, took it up, put it in a sack whiel
he threw across a horse and carried i
- to another spot, where be buried it. Bi
. valued it at $00,000. The fortunes o
war left Rhodes far away, and seeini
. he was going to die, lie made out i
3 statement as to its location, and sent i
1, toJ. H. Gibbon, in charge of the Unite(
d States mint at Charlotte, N. C. Bi
Mr. Gibbon it was sent to Col. Wm. E
)f Johnston at Camden, accompanied b
e the following:
)r U. S. R. MINT, N. CAROLINA,
a CHARLOTTE, 8 Jany, 1866.
e Col. Win. E. Johnston, Camden, S. C
h DEAR SIR: In order to decide tht
at question of the concealed treasure nea
e Hanging Rok Church I requested thal
; the proper directions should be pro
I- vided. I enclose a copy of th,m-anc
g hope you will be able to institute a stic
y cessful search-tho' I think the state
L, ment indistinct. I saw your Senator
L- Gen. Kershaw a few weeks since ir
d Columbia S C and think he would in
- terest himself in the enquiry.
I- He told me he knew Hanging Rock
if Church from the graveyard of which it
e is supposed the property was removed
11 by the wounded soldiers.
If now discovered, I think the trea
sure will prove to have been brought
from a distance and to belong to distinct
parties who have been robbed along
the line of march of the invading
t I cannot doubt the kind intention ol
e the person who communicates thih
information with the hope of being ablt
to return the property to its original
t Will you do me the favor to let mE
know t be result of the inquiry orsearch
and believe me very respectfuliy, your
obedientservant, J. H. GIBoN.
7 P. S.-In case of success would it not
be well to advertise descriptions of the
articles and call upon claimants foi
The dying statement of the sergeant
is us follows:
Near Col. Shotwell's or, Bardwell's
e plantation S. C.-cross Lynch's Creek
s at Hanging Rock-below the old mill
take the foot path up over the hill
and follow it until you come to the
swamp and when opposite the Pitch
Pine Tree-on the right hand side of
the patch-go on twelve (12) paces
south of the tree-to a sugar tree.
Fall east as the arrow marks on the
tree indicate-and measure eleven (11)
paces-then go north five (5) paces
and on the west side of a thorn bush is
the spot. There is a large gravel rock
-same buried on t'a surface.
r HER.MAN R. RHODES,
s Sergt. Co. I., 1Sth Ky. V. V. T.
r These papers are now made public in
-the manner stated and it is only neces
- sary to add that search has been made
in the locality mentioned according to
the instructions and still the treasure
a has not been found.
Since the above was written it is
,found, by reference to The State of
-June 8. that refereewas made to the
B documen a e amount is
-giyaIn_ $"163,000. This ieport also
B gives a rumor that the spot had been
found by two Yankees named Rhodes
,and Swaggert, the former a brother of
,the Rhodes now mentioned, about this
time, and they had secured and made
I off-with the money. The report as to
this finding is very vague, however. -
r Subsequent reports gave Mr. Swag
gart's denial of this latter story and
ishows that the treasure is still in Cam
I SENATOR GEORGE ALL RIGHT.
The Story of Bli' Defeat Declared to ce
I Without Foundation.
A pSHVILLE, Tenn., August 7.-A
special from Canton, Miss., says: The
report that Senator George is defeated
in the primaries is utterly without
foundation. He failed to carry his
county (Carroll) yesterday, which was
entirely due to a 1aroee Alliance majo
rity. The vote stand to-day: George
66; Barksdale 22. It requires 90 to elect,
and George is certain to get 120 instru
ted votes. Even Barksdale's friends
concede George's election, and their
only hope now is to elect B3arksdale as
Wathail's successor, which they can
not possibly do. It is not believed that
the report of Senator George's defeat
originated in this State.
110 Degrees In the sh, -die.
ST. L AWR ENCE, S. D., Aug. S.-The
hottest weather ever experienced here
has prevailed for three days past. At
p. m. yesterday the mereury rose to
1100 in the shade.
AS HOT AS A FURNACE IN NEW YORK
NEW YoRK, August 10.-New York
to-day has - been a turnace seven times
heated. This has been the third day
of the heated term in this city and the
hottest of the three with no prospect of
a change to-morrow. According to the
probabilities as furnished by local fore
casts the mercury bids fair to touch
the 100*0 mark to-morrow. By a tner
mometer which registered the actual
degree of heat on the street 97* was
reached at half-past 3 o'clock.
THE WEST SCORCHING UP.
NEW YORK, August 9--The West is
having a pretty warm time of it. Chi
cago reports to.day the hottest of the
season, with the thermometer at 100.
At Pittsbulrg the maximumi tempera
ture is 92; at St. Louis 98* is recorded,
with a number of prostrations. Kan
sas City claims 100. Jamestown, N. D.,
is cooling a little, but the temperature
is still at 90, and the reported injury
to wheat from bright is at the rate of
ten bushels to the acre.
The Alabama Alliance.
MONTGOMERY, A LA., August 11.--At
the Alabama State Alliance at Brud
ridge to-day a special to the Advertiscr
says the Ocala platfornm was endorsed
with one dissenting vote.
It was resolved to send delegates to
the labor conference at WVashington on
February 5, 1892. -
A resolution pledging the Alabama
Alliance to abide the result of that con
ference was voted down. Senator Pef
fer and Livinstone and Macune were
expected, but it is now understood that
Ithey will not appear. National Secre
tar Turner is the only one man from
ou of the State present.
Mr. Davis's Final Resting Place.
RICH-.IoND, \A., Auigust 10.-A gen
tleman, wo has returned from Narra
gansett Pier, where he went to call
Iupo~ Mr. Jefferson Davis, says that
lady will be here in October to select
the place for her husband's remains.
She has no special place in mind, but
will make a personal examination of
the different localities. Mrs. Davis em
phasized the fact that she desired the
remains of all her family to rest beside
raea those of the Ex-President.
-NO riIIlRD TICKET IN LOUIsIANA.
it The Farmer's Alliance Will Act Within the
Democratic Party's Limits.
N -:w HLEANS, August 5.-It is now
euident that the State Farmers' Alli
t ance in session at Lafayette will not fa
r vor the third party movement or put
s an Alliance ticket in the field for the
State election. A minority favors this,
but the President of the order and two
thirds of the delegates believe in acting
inside the Democratic party. It is
, probable, however, that the Alliance
will formally suggest the name of its
President, Capt. T. S. Adams, for
Governor, subject to the approval of
the Democratic State Convention.
The movement for a third party was
e by the State Alliance lecturer, Giice,
a and supported by the delegates from
1 the northwestern parishes. The farmers
- also resolved to fight the lottery com
t pany and vote against the extension of
1 its charter, but refused to approve the
t strong resolutions adopted by some of
the Alliances declaring for revolution,
f if necessary, to drive the lottery from
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
COODS MUST BE
TO MAKE SPACE
Next 30 Days
CALL AND SECURE BARGAINS
AT THIS CLEARING
J.D. Davenport & Co.
Contracts to Let.
OFFICF OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
NEWrBERRY, S. C., August 4, 1S91.
F RIDAY, AUGUST 2STH, AT-TO
oclock, a member of the Board of
County Commissioners will be at the
bridge across Cannon's Creek, on the
Ridge road, near T. IDCinard's, to let
the contract for building on extension
to the bridge.
Saturday, September 5th, at 10 o'clock
a member of the Board will be at Domi
nick's mill, near Bush River Church,
tiet-ttre-con tract for building a bridge
at that place.
Plans and specifications will be made
known at the times and places named.
The right is reserved to reject all bids.
By order of the Board of County
GEO. B. CROMER, Clerk.
NEWBERY, S. C.
TEXT SESSION OPENS OCTO
.3ber 1st, 1891, and ends June 15th,
192. Expenses are as,follows: Board
$9 a month. Other necessary expenses,S2
to $6 a month. Totalexpense for session
$119.50 to $149.50. Board from Monday
noon to Friday noon, $5.25 a month.
Ministers' sons are given tuition at half
Complete Business Department, in
which are taught Book-keeping, Teleg
raphy, Type-writing and Short-hand.
Expense of 4 months' session, $6.5 to
For catalogue or other information,
write to G. W. HOLLAND,
JERSEYS FOR SALE.
A FE CHOICE HALF AND
three-quarter Jersey Heifers from
No. 1 cows, also two thorough-bred
bull calves, for sale.
Write or ap!"y to
S. J. McCA UGHRIN,
Innisfallen Dairy Farm.
I S NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Deposits in sums of one dollar and
upwards received and interest paid on
same at the rate of four (4) per cent per
annum if left exceeding ninety days.
Money loaned on easy termis on Per
sonal, Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, Col
Rt. H. WRIG HT,
I WOULD RESPECTFULLY AN
nounce to patrons and to the public
that I am prepared to meet competition
in prices and every other respect.
Ottice over C. & G. S. Mower's store.
Had the Desired Effect! 11
CaSnroLO. Green Co., In., Nov., 'ES.
I highly recomtnond 1'astor Koenig's Nerve
Tonic to anybody that has sidfered from head
5.chi as may son did for 5 years. because two bot
teS of the miediciziu cured him. M. McTIGUE.
WASHINGTo N,. D. C.. March 6, 1891.
For s years I had feelings that I ean hardly
describe. 1 would feel at times that I wa sure
ly dying, or hive presentimnents tha.t something
dreadul was about to happen; sice tcAis
P astor Koenig!'s Ncrve Tonic I have felt like a
ditrent person. It is a woderful medicie.
LOaETro, Ky., March 2. 18%)
I have taken Pastor Koenig's Tonic for epi
epey of 3 yea.rs' standing. and it worked ULl. a
cham on me, a.fter several doctorm did met i.e
good. Your medicine is perfCLEAVE.
DieS5seut freto ay add e$i
- ~L s edicine free of ceagc
s reSmed hz been repae by th EvzendI
rnow prepared underhis direction bythe -
Ki.ENIC~ MED. Co.. Chicago, Iii.
Se yDu.-istatS1erBOttL.-6olr S& po
La-c Sie. J.5 ODntt21afress. m
<1ur Sumr1 AnRouRcwelri!W
WESTILL HAVE ON HAND A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT
SPRING ANI -SU fMER
CLOTHINC, SHOES, HATS
AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
WHIGH WE WILL SELL CHEAP FOR CASH
O UR STOCK OF THIN GOODS, CONSISTING OF
ALPA11, SICUIN, DRAP RETE AND SEERSUCKER
: : IS IMMENSE!
ALL THE DIFFERENTCUTS--LONG,8HORT, MEDIUM.
NECLICE SHIRTS IN PROFUSION
IN ALL QUALITIES FROM THE PLAINEST AND CHEAPEST TO THE
FINEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS.
Our Straw Hat Tra[e Hlas Been Immense, but
WE STILL HAVE A NICE VARIETY TO SELECT FROM.
T THE LADIES WE WANT TO STATE THAT OUR LINE
ZIEGL.:ER BR OS.'
ARE THE HANDSOMEST LOW CUT SHOES
IN THE COUNTY.
VE HAVE THEM IN PLAIN TOES AND PATENT LEATHER TIPS
IN OPERA AND COMMON SENSE TOES.
P We will close out our entire stock of Boy's and Children's
Clothing at prime cost from now on. Call early and get your choice
before they are all gone.
SMITH & WEARN.
rand laLranco Gall
NE WBERRY, S, C
THlS SALE WILL LAST FOR
Now is Your Opportunity.
NINTER & b
381 PRING P SUMMER GOODS. t*
This is a cance seldom offered to te public toscre
we have marked down to cost and some below cost.
~traw Hats to be Closed Out at Any Price.
seaso to another and ifo l carry an oeramine our
prices you will be convinced of this fact.
HE SHOE HOUSE OF NEWBERRY.
We have bought the largest stock of Shose for the
fall trade that we have ever carried, and in order to
.make room for them, we will sea .ll
SUMMER STYLES AT GREATLY HREDUCED PRICES.
Do not miss this grand clearance sale. Come to see
us and we will save you moe pcly.
1".eac'.er0 Of I.zOW 'iri.s
RYANT & STRATTON hsiness CeBeg
RIE R AALGU NDFINFORMAOUISVILE,KY
HSTATE OF O EB f~R0 CAYDIUAAAEY
-IN COMMON PLEAS. Toog r~rto o l o~e
aam int Elizabeth C. Lane, eta rnia'sfnl.Sn o aaou oj
E. Buzhadt deces a re herb bAKE
mad,on or befor the rt dyof
SILAS JHNSTONE, Master. - ~ cpdae artB~
Master's Office,:23rd July 1891.
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RPLASTERS. be are no~ak4Arc"b tn
5 the r p Poo s ste r d ly Li ~?rahbefrprt,fa
UI uo *$ a "ellonte back-clo
ERoSVNoR & RICHARS BostOotieoia ete
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Cros i- ont inroate Court9o,
r Deicios Fo p ove pn h reafe a rtly f or i ich g as
)n pun o Etrctf ee eua t o fotyD.H nos cadanet
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