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ESTABLISHED 1865. KEWBERRY. S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1893. PRICE $1.50 A YEAR
- DREADFUL RAILROAD DISASTER.
Collision on the Grand Trunk Railroad
Twenty-five Killed, Many of them Burned
to Death-A Conductor or Engineer
Disobeyed Orders-Mrs. Van Du
-sen Burned to Death in the
Presence of her Friends.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., October20.
Two train trains, both ladened with
passengears, met in a direct bead-end
collison on the Grand Trunk railroad
at 3.40 o'clock this morning, in the
suburbs of this city, and that the num
ber of dead and injured was not four
fold greater is due that the collision
,ccurred in the bounds of a city instead
of an open country, where both trains
would have been running at full
- Twenty-six chaired, disfigured and
unrecognizable figures lie in the morgue
to-night and twenty-seven maimed
and bleeding passengers are groaning
In agony in the Charity.hospital. How
aany of these wounded may be in the
death list to-morrow no one can teil,
for the injuries in many cases are inter
nal and quite unfathomable to the only
saperficial medical examination that is
possible now. All that surgical science
:n do is being done, and the officials of
- the Chicago and Grand Trunk railroad
are doing all that is possible to alleviate
- the condition of the suffering and care
for the needs of the victims of the dread
The two trains, which met face to
face while going at a rapid rate of speed
this morning, were both regular trains,
-although each was considerably behind
time. One was a Raymond and 'W hit
comb special train, returning from the
World's Fair, and bound for New York
and Bo'ton, and the other was the reg
ular Pacific express, west-bound. The
Reymond and Whitcomb was run
ning as an extra section of a regular
train, and was, therefore, a "regular"
in the phraseology of the railroad men.
The engineer of the latter train had
positive orders to side track for the
express at a siding a mile east of this
city. He ignored these orders and six
hundred feet beyond this siding he met
the eastbound train full on.
Both trains were wrecked, and half
the train of the Pacific express was de
molished and burned. The Raymond
and Vhitcnb train being composed
almost entirely of heavy sleepers, es
caped serious injury, and none of the
excursionists lost their lives. The en
gineers and firemen on both trains
jumped in time to save their lives.
A FIERY FCRNACE.
Wben the collision took place the
aeozd a < eeonNo. 9
were comptetely telescoped. It was
here that the horrible sacrifice took
place. The second coach cut through
the third coach like a knife and the
roof passed over the heads of the sleep
ing and ill-fated passengers in the
third coach, entombinng them in a fiery
The most awful experience of this
terrible affair was that of Mrs. C. C.
Van Dusen, of Sprout Brook, N. Y.,
who was burned to death with hands
free and in full possession of her senses
in spite of the utmost endeavors of the
party of rescurers.
Soon after the wreck occurred Mr.
Van Dusen was removed from beneath
a pile of debris and taken to the h aspi
1..tal, where he died in a short time. He
was conscious to the last. He left his
business affairs in the hands of Rev.
George Gulp, of this city,and died with
out knowing that his wife had met the
most awful fate of all.
Mrs. Van Dusen was penned in the
telescoped car and at first had no doubt
of her rescue. As she looked out of the
'window and awaited her rescue the
alarm of fire was suddenly .given.
i'urry up, please, hurry up," she
said as the fear crossed her mind that
perhaps she was in danger of burning.
A minute later while strong men were
straining to extricate her, the possibi
lity be$me probable that she would
born and the flames crept rapidly to
- ward the imprisoned woman.
"You shan't burn; we'll get you out,"
said the men, as they wrestled heroical
ly with the splintered timbers.
There was a lull of speech for five
minutes. The men had become giants
in strength and mad men in despera
tion, and they struggled wildly with
tangled masses of wood and iron. The
woman was silent and gazed imploring
ly and inquiringly into the faces of the
"My God! Oh, my God!" suddenly
burst from the lips of one of the heroic
workers and in this despairing cry the
helpless woman read her death war
ra'nt. She gave gne agoni;ing wail
sn4 then her woman's weakness gave
way to a martyr's strength.
"I can die-oh, yes, I can die, if I
must," she said soothingly to the
strong men wh~o were weeping in their
Again they struggled breathlessly to
the rescue, but the fiames were encIr
eling the party and the blaze claimed
the victim that the crash had spared.
"I am a Christian," she said resign
edly, and a moment later her voice was
raised in prayer.
The flames now completely encircled
the helplese victim and the firemen
- were driven away.
As the blaze caught her arm and she
fought to keep the flames from her
face, she told her name and address
and left 'sages of love for her hus.
band a- a family.
The closing minute was a pathetic
struggle against the inevitable, but it
was the flesh that fought and not the
spirit. The white face of the woman
gazed heavenwari and her lips moved
in prayer. Even the furious flames
that wreathed her lips and blistered
and curled the white flesh of her arms
Suddenly there was a crashing of
timbers, a wild groan burst simultane
ously from the lips of the spectators
and strong men wept.
Through their tears they saw the
flames sweep around the martyred wo
man and her hair burned for a moment.
Her head dropped to one side as the
victim inhaled the flames and the soul
of Mrs. Van Dusen had passed beyond
the fury of the elements of earth.
An hour later the husband, for whom
she had left a loving message, joined
her in the world to come.
THIS IS PLAIN ENOUGH.
Governor Tillman's Ultimatum to the
Phosphate Miners-The State will
Make no More Concessions to
the Crippled Phosphate
[Columbia Journal, 2Oth.1
Governor Tillman has at last htard
from the phosphate miners and they
will hear from him in no uncertain
In a long letter to the Governor a
number of the phosphate men tell him
that even if they were to start with all
the energy possible to restore the condi
tion of atairs they could not get ready
before June, 1891, if then. They say
that they could not produce 130,000
tons the remainder of this year. The
total reduetion offered them by the
board, they say, including the amount
on the rock on hand when the storm
came, would be only $70,000, when it
will cost $300,000, to restore the plants.
They say that at the expiration of
1894 the royalty will return to $1.05 a
ton. Had not the storm occurred they
could not have continued at that price
and would have had to stop.
They say that they are compelled to
meet a fierce and increasing competi
tion from Florida, which State oniy
charges fifty cents a ton royalty.
The letter conclud:es by a proposition
to the Governor and State board of
phosphate commissioners that the roy
alty be reduced to fifty cents a ton for
five years, the contract to be sanctioned
by the Legislature.
Governor Tillman has sent the phos
phate men the following breezy an
CoLUMBIA, Oct. 20, 1893.
Messrs. F. Brotherhood, Jacob Paul
sen, M. E. Lopez and Paul S. Felder,
Beaufort, S. C.
GENTLE.EN: Your letter of the 16th
of October, addressed to me as chair
man of the board of phosphate com
missioners, has been~ received, and the
same submitted to the ex officio mem
bers of the board resident here, who,
with myself, constitute a quorum.
We have given full and careful con
sideration to its contents and- regret
that the river mining companies, at
represented by yourselves, seem dis.
posed to drive a bard bargain with the
State, and demand concessions which
we cannot give.
The amount of rock on hand at the
time when the industry was paralyzed
by the storm, is estimated at from 30,
000 to 40,000 tons. The reduction of
the royalty on this to 50 cents, as
Beaufort September 16th will cause a
loss to the State of from $15,000 to $20,
000. It is guess work, of course, as to
what amount of rock can be mined
next year, and it is just as easy to
figure it at 200,000 tons as at 130,000,
and the amount which the State will
lose under the conditions imposed in
~that resolution, and by the sale of the
rock on hand, between now and Jan
uary, can be just as easily and reason
ably put at -$150,000 as $70,000, the
amount under your calculation.
You complain of delay, and request
prompt action on our part, in the face
of the fact that more thian a month has
elapsed since our meeting .at Beaufort,
the proceedings of which were pub
lished, and you gave no sign as to your
acceptance or rejection of our propo
sition till now.
I may as well say once for all that
'.he board considers that it has made all
the concessions possible or proper, and
it is unreasonable in the miners to ask
We will not enter into any contract
reducing the royalty to 50 cents a ton
for five years, nor will we advise the
Legislature to make any such agree
The royalty in Florida has nothing
to do with the royalt.y here, and then
river rock there cuts avery small figure
in the market. .
We were under tlze impression from
what we saw in Beaufort in September
that some of the dredges should be put
to work in thirty days, and that by
[Christmas at least half of them would
be mining. I do not know what has
been done towards restoring the indug
try, or whether it is intended to re&um@
gimrng at all, buit the board is not re
sponsible for any delay, and any at
tempt to drive the State into yielding
~more than it already has will inevita
bly fail. We had just as well leave the
rock in the river as give it away.
The conditions offered by the board
at .Beaufort, weie aa li'beral and .just as
we felt warranted in making and un
less they are accepted at once and
written notice given, royalty on the
rock on hand August 27th, will be col
lected at the rate of $L 05 a toti,
If you choose to go to the Legislature
and make your plea there we have no
objection, but the board will not make
any change in the proposition already
submitted to you.
B. R. TILLEIA, governor.
The wonderful cures of thousands of
people-they tell the story of the merit
TILLMAN ON :THE LAW.
Overrules the Judges and Solicitors but
Says the Legislature will Fix the
Dispensary Affair Anyway.
Since Judge Hudson rendered his de
cision holding that a man could not be
prosecuted under the dispensary law,
aside from all questions as to the con
stitutionality of the act, because there
was no punishment provided in the
act, to be inflicted upon a mau found
guilty of its violation, Judges Gary and
Izlar have fallen Into line and have
turned men loose upon identically the
same grounds. Three of the circuit
judges agreeing on the same question
it is reasonable to presume that all oth
ers will act likewise and that the pe
culiar condition of affairs will exist in
the near future, that no man can be
punished for violation of the act, mak
ing it practically a dead letter.
The governor's attention was called
to the matter yesterday and he did not
hesitate to express himself in his usual
emphatic manner. What he said in
dicates that when the general assembly
meets much time is going to be devoted
to the work of remodeling the law so
that it will cover every possible contin
gency of this kind; so that he will have
power that he has not now to enforce
its operation; so that there will be no
thing in it to interfere with the opera
tion of the system according to his
ideas. In regard to the matter in hand
"'Well, I can't help it if judges
and solicitors don't know the law.
That section which Buchanan quoted
to the public the other day, providing
for the punishment of parties convicted
where no other punishment is provided,
seems to me to cover the case w .re
there nothing else. As far as this is
concerned there is no sp.cific punish
ment provided for a felony; the law
simply fixes a limit and leaves the pun
ishment to the discretion of the pre
siding judge. But there is this 21st
section of the dispensary law. If it
covers anything it covers any convic
tion for the selling of liquor under the
dispensary law. When it was put in
the act it was put there with that in
tention and its meaning is clear enough
to any one. Read the section:
"'Section 21. Every person who shall,
directly or indirectly, keep or main
tain, by himself or by associating or
combining with others, or who shall in
any manner aid, assist orabet in keeping
or maintaining any club room or other
place in which any intoxicating liquors
are received or kept for the purpose- of
barter or sale as a beverage, or for dis
tribution or division among the mem
bers of any club or association by any
means whatever, and every person who
shall barter, sell, or assist or abet an.
other in bartering or selling, any in
toxicating liquors so received or kept,
E all be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and upon conviction thereof,
be punished by a fine ot not less than
$100 nor more than $500 and by im
prisonment in the county jail not less
than ninety days nor more than one
"One must strain himself to try and
confine this section to clubs. Why he
would have to split hairs and then get
a microscope to find'the hairs in order
to do it. The decision of a circuit
Judge is worth nothing till the supreme
court passes upon it.
"We intend to have this matter
tested, however, as soon as possible ina
the State supreme court. We have
already appealed from Judge Hudson's
decision, but the constitutional ques
tion is primary there, and we want a
simple test case of this. Accordingly
we have just instructed Solicitor
Hough to take an appeal at once from
Judge Gary's decision in order to get
such a test.
"But this will not be necessary for
the final successful enforcement of the
law,. no matter how the supreme court
decides, for the Legislature can,when it
meet3 next month, declare the mean
ing of that section of the act, and de
fine its purpose so clearly that no circuit
judge can get around it. This will not
be an ex post facto law and conse
quently can apply to all those parties
who have been released or who will be
released between this and the time the
"I would say, too, ti>at when the
Legislature gets through remodeling
the law it will be strong enough and
full enough for any' iing and any one.
They will make it go p.lain, and close,
and tight that a flea won't be able to
hop through its meshes, much less a
All the Family Doing Well..
[Galveston Daily News.1
KA UnMAy, TEX., Cf ober 9.-A. E.
Pittipan sp wife of genderson County
were in the city to-day with their four
children-two boys and twogirls-that
were just one month old and weighed
forty-eight pounds. When they were
born, the 9th of last month, they
weighed twelve pounds. The ngo eris
a very gmall yogian, weighing only
seventy-five pounds when in good
The Credit of the South.
Sumter Freeman.I .
We are informed by a merchant of
this city that the credit of the South
was never so good at the North as it is
to-day in consequence of the remark
able manner in which this section stood
the panic. He said he found no diffi
culty whatever In getting goods on
su.h time as~ he wanted a every
where heard the splendid record of the
South in the panic commented upon.
This is certainly cheering news for our
somehat denreseda nennlea
SHEPPARD ON STATE POLITICS.
The Conservative Leader's Views on the
Dispensary and the Tillman Aduinistra
tion-Does not Believe a Metropoli
tan Police Bill Can be Passed
May be on the Stump
[Charlotte Observer,] I
EDGEFIELD, S. C., October 16.-An a
Observer reporter to-day saw ex-Gov- n
ernor John C. Sheppard at Edgefield a
and had some talk with him on the e
features of the present administration
at Columbia. I
"Do you think, Governor, that Gov- a
ernor Tillman will execute his plan of o
creating a metropolitan police in c
Charleston and other cities of the g
State?" inquired the reporter. t
"I don't believe he can do it. I i
doubt if he would dare attempt it, if '
the.legislature would authorize it. He
will pile on one straw too much before t;
long if he continues his methods. The ii
legislature, however, will surely not e
follow Tillman to the ends he _would 'J
carry the people of the State if al- v
"What will be the result of Judge c
Hudson's decisions as to the constitu- t
tionality of the dispensary law ?" c
"They will probably be reversed by b
the State Supreme Court." t<
"(Will there be any way of getting
the question before the Supreme Court e
of the United States, and what would a
be the result of that ?"
"I think it may get there, and if it fl
does I think the United States Supreme a
Court would sustain Judge Hudson's t
"What will be the outcome of the
dispensary experiment, Governor?" in- g
quired the reporter of the ex-Governor. a
"It is bound to fail," answered Gov- ft
ernor Sheppard. "The law might h
have been made a good one if 't had v
been executed as many members of the a
legislature intended it should be when fe
it was passed. It is already past the h
support of any honest prohibitionist by c:
being turned and strained into a reve- d
nue measure, and is not being in any i
way onerated as a prohibition bill. a:
Tillman promised a reduction in taxes. b
He has not made any reduction, but si
has a number of expensive spies all
over the State. By expense and ener- tj
gy there has been given some appear- h
ance of headway, but neither the ex- b
pense nor timie heretofore spent on it a
can be indefinitely continued. Then
the whole thing must fall to pieces, and:
It undoubtedly will do so and be an ig
nominious failure. In this towi of
Edgefield several reputable citizens
signed an application for.Mr. Davis as.
dispenser, if there was to be a dispen
sary at all, and these signatures were b
construed to be a petition for a dispen. e
sary, instead of simply recommenda
tions of a man for dispenser. In Lau- 0
rens I am told that about one-eight of it
an acre of land was divided amongst g
sixty-one people to make them free
holders, in orde to get the necessary
signatures to establish a dispensary.b
"The digziary act was passed as a n
temperafice measure but the execution d
of it is faisifying the spirit of the bill
as honest temperance people intended
it. The Prohibitionists in this State '
are an intelligent lot of men and they h
will not tolerate a complete perversion
of their moral influences for the pur
p'ose of raising money to relieve the '
administration of a very emibarassing
situation about its promises to reduce '
taxes, and this failure to reduce taxes
becomes a tribute to the ability and
honesty of the past administrations of I
the State government."n
"I intend to print the substance of J
this conversation in the Charlotte Ob
server" said the reporter. h
"I thina it is best for me not to ap
pear in print," said Governor Shep- al
pard, "and I perfer that you would not
do it for the reason that in the past I
have said whatever I had to say of y
Tillman's management of public b~
affairs in the presence of the people
and face to face with Tillman on the
platform and I think it would be most b
decent and decorous to pursue the same
course in the future. I prefer to wait a
till a proper occasion should require "
mne to speak out and then I would pre. a
fer to do it on the stump and again in ~
the presence of the people and the ~
representatives of those whose views I.
"Might not the dispensary bill be ti
modified to be a good measure? Many
people say the dispensaries are better S
than bar rooms," said the reporter. 0
"'I am in favor of a good law to con-b
trol the liquor business, and I have a:
some ideas on the subject which I may b
formulate into a plan for presentation al
to the people at some future time, but ri
I am unalterably opposed to, the State'g d
gong ito the liquor b45iness in any
shape or foro,i. I don't believe in the
priiciple of the thing, and still less can
tolerate such a business under the
guise of a moral measure, when in fact
it is a financial measure which is being
forced upon communities whether the
dispensaries are wanted or gg n
when the impelling ioroe in the matter w
s the necessity the administration is it
under to raise revenue and not the S
ause of temperance or the good con- si
duct of the people."
4lSair Qil S )138t fAo,
CHmCAQo, Oct. 19.-The South Park F
ommissioners and World's Fair coun- ti
cil of administration held a long con- Ii
ference to-day. Two things were. (s- i
tively decided, there will bg nod ir d
nest summner and the parik gommis- att
soners Will hold the World's'Fair es
directory strictly to the requirements ce
of the $100,900 bond. The World's Fair es
officials pleaded for an extension of wv
time, but met with a refusal on every a
point. The buildings must go, and go ai
n the tirna agreed unnn.
A FEMALE HERCULES. -
Vouderful Feats of Strength of Miss Vic
torina, a Strasburg Girl.
The audiences of the variety theater
f the Crystal Palace, of Leipzig from
those stage many prime curiosities
ave been promoted to wealth and
filuence by emigrating to the dime
iuseums of the United States, are all
gog at the present time over a fem
nine athlete, Miss Victorina.
She is the daughter of the Crown
,ands, having been born at Strasburg,
nd from the time she was eight years
Id she was drilled in the arts of the
ircus, having been a member of the
ymnastic staff of various circuses, un
il she has developed into one of the
iost prominent athletes who might
do" even a Sullivan.
Miss Victorina is a handsome woman,
ll, muscular, and very graceful withal
2 the various exploits in which she
xhibits her wonderful bodily strength.
'o lift hundreds of pounds in weights
1ith one hand is child's play to her.
he tears, bursts, and cuts in two iron
baius with links one quarter inch in
2ickness, and stops the progress of a
nnon ball by catching;the missile in
er hand, thus robbing it of its trajec
This wonderful feat of catching a
nnon ball that weighs twelve pounds
t a distance of ten feet from the mouth
f the gun, is one of the most wonder
il performances ever witnessed by
oybody. Prowess and absolut'e cer
Linty go hand in hand with ex
Loaded down with 634 pounds, a
igantic balancing rod in her hands
ad with heavy iron balls dangling
om her body, Miss Victorina displays
er almost supernatural strength to the
ery best advantage. To lift 100 pounds
ith he'r teeth is an easy task for the
male Hercules. With one thrust of
er arm she snaps asunder a strong iron
ain like a thin piece of cord. This is
one by the enormous tension which
given to the muscles of her upper
rm. She also cuts in two -Sith one
low of her powerful fist a chain
retched between two poles.
She closes each daily performance in
ie tableau of the ironclad Germania,
er body encased in a steel armor and
ilancing on her shoulder the barrel
an enormous cannon.
[From the Detroit Free Press.]
I helloed the cabin, and a tailoe
?gone woman about 40 years of age
ime out to the brush fence and said:
"Stranger, 1 reckon yo' want a drink
water, but the onery hogs ar' waller
' in our drinkin' pond, and I can't
t yo' any fur an hour or two."
"How abouta bite to eat?" I asked.
"Stranger. I reckon yo' ar' hungry,
at the meal and 'lasses gin out last
ight, and I've bin' chawin' roots all
"Any corn for my horse?"
"Stranger, I reck-on a peck o' corn
ould do that critter good, but we
adn't had that much on hand fur the
at five y'ars."
"You,don't happen to have a sip of
hiskey in the cabin?" .f persisted,
tinking I might mix it with swamp
ater on a pinch.
"Stranger, I reckon a cup of corn
ice would freshen yo' up, but it's
arcer than gold about yere. The
ighest I kin cum to it is smellin' of a
:g ay'ar ago."
"You seem to be in hard luck around
are," 1 said, as I got ready to go on.
"Stranger, I reckon yo' ar right,"
ie replied, as she placed one of her
ire feet on alog and extracted a sliver.
Deed, but I orter explain things to
>' in the start. I'm sorter bet wixt and
etween, yo' see."
"How do you mean?"
"Wall, I buried my critter of a bus
md two weeks ago, and it'll be two
eeks to cum afore it'll look fashion
ble fur me to take critter No. 2. This
rter leaves me between coon meat
ad sassafras coffee, and betwixt
Lournin' fur Dan and sparkin' with
omn. Do yo' follow me?"
"1 do, and also appreciate the situa
on of affairs, and am sorry to have
"Stranger, I reckoned as much.
bake! If yo' return this way drap in
i me. If that critter of a Tom goes
ick on his word, it's your next chance,
id I'll take yo' without axin' any
ard questions. Keep to the right
-ter yo' cross the branch, and as yo'
se the hill look~ out that old- Barker
ai shute yo' fur a revenue ossifer."
WILL GIRDLE THE EARTH.
a Monster Modern Religious Crusad,e
A movement to encircle the earth
ith a girdle of religious conventions
the 1,900th anniversary year of the
viour's birth is assuming degnite
iape, with be;dquarters in Pittsburg.
be expedition will be entirely non
ctarian. The plan as outlined con
mnplates a rousing convention at San
rancisco as a beginning. The expedi
n will then sail direct for S.ombay,
idia, after wyhich the crusaders will
sit gerusalemi, Cairo, Rome, and Lou
n. The final convention will be held
INew York. It is estimated that the
:pense of the~ crusaders will not ex
ed $1,000 each, and 1,000 persons are
:pected to join the expedition. They
ill be abselnt from the country perhaps
year, and it is the intention to allow
Sinterval of several weeks between
ADVICE FROM ARP.
Young Men Should Insure Their Lives and
Every Man Should Pay His Own
[From the Atlanta Constitution.]
If I had my life to live over again I
would insure it. I would begin at
twenty-one. I would take a life policy
for the benefit of my wife or my mother
or my sister or somebody very near and
dear to me. If I was poor I would in
sure for $1,000, for that would take only
$9 twice a year. Any young man could
pay that much and if he died young
the thousand dollars would help his
mother or his wife or his sister so
much. Funerals are expensive nowa
days, and a poor man can't afford to
die unless his life is insured.
If a young man who is getting from
$50 to $100 salary does not spend any
thing for whisky or cigars he could
safely take a policy for $3,000 and pay
$27 twice a year. If he was twenty
five years old it would cost him only
$30 semi-annually-not as much as his
cigars. If his salary was $150 a month
he could afford $10 of it each month
for insurance, and that would carry a
policy of $5,000. What a blessing that
sum would be to the wife or the mother
or the sister. I know a young man who
carries $10,000 for his father and mother.
They are old and poor. He supports
them out of his earnings, but fears he
might die before they do and then they
would be helpless. If he outlives them
the policy becomes his own.
Life insurance is the best savings
bank in the world for a young man.
He gets it so cheap. N,-w, here I am,
old and poor, and am carrying only
$2,000 on my life and it costs me $175 a
year, and it is a hard struggle to meet
the premiums. I began only five years
ago. Too late, too late, but I must hold
on until I whip the fight. I'll whip it
sure if I hold on, for old Father Time
is backing me. If I had begun at
twenty-one or twenty-five the premi
ums would have been about $40 and
the dividends would have paid that
long before this. Heard a man say the
other day that he paid on $10,000 for
twenty years and now has a paid up
policy and draws dividends on it just
like it was stock in a bank. I wish I
had done that when I was a young
man. Wouldent it be glorious if I had
such a document for my wife and the
But if a young man seriously objects
to make money. by dying for it let him
take out an endowment policy for
twenty or twenty-five years. It eill
cost him about twice as much, butthe
can, if ie lives, walk up to the cap
tain's office and call for his money and
do what he pleases with it. If he hap
pens to die before hand his wife or his
mother or his sister can draw it for
him. Every young man should take
out two policies- if he can, one for life
and one on the endowment plan-one
for others and one for himself. It is a
comf'rtable thing for a man of forty
fire to have a paid-up policy that is
drawing dividends, It is still more
comforting for a widow or a sister or a
child to inherit both policies if he
should die before he expected to.
Insuring one's life for the benefit of
others is the most unselfish act that a
young man can perform. No selfish or
thoughtless young man will do it. It
is like looking death square in the face,
but few .young men will do that. It is
the next thing to getting religion. It is
a confession of mortality. But death
is a fact and if the young man-would
stop and think, he would take a busi
ness view of it and leave the religion
out of the question. Let him ponder
upon the fact that not half of the men
at twenty-five live to be fifty-that
half his life is already gone, and the
chances are against him, that he will
leave somebody behind him who has
been dependent upon him and may
suffer without him. Then if he is a
reasonable man he must admit that he
ought to insure his life, whIle it costs
so little, and not wait until it costs so
Why not? For forty-four years I
have insured my house and furniture
and no fire yet. The insurance com
pany has got all that money for good
and yet I have taken comfort all that
time. I have slept better at home and
felt better when abroad in knowing
that if a fire did come and destroy my
dwelling the loss would be made good.
That fire may never come, but here
is a case where death is sure to come
a death which in most cases of man
b~oQd deprives the family of one of its
pillars-perhaps its chief support, and
yet how few of the young married men
are carrying a policy for the wife and
children. They are just going it blind.
[t looks like defying fate for a young
man whose only income is his wages,
to live a day without a policy. He can't
ifTord to. Even the rich insure their
lives as an investment. In fact it I
sould make the laws I would require
every young man to take a policy for
it least $1,000 wben he applies for a
alarriage license, If he, couldn't raise
$1$ or $20 to protect the girl he loved
~or one year, he is not fitten to have
aer, nor fitten to get fitten. If he be
lun with a policy he would be very apt
o keep on. The ordinary should be
~rohibited from issuing a license unless
:e policy was produced and was ap
,roved by him. A young married man
aias no righ t to die and leave a widow
md one. or two children helpless. A
polley of one or two thousand dollara
wvould be a good document to~ court
Every man should pay his own fu
aeral expenses and not die a pauper.
['here is a family pride about such
:hings and the parents or the widow
wvill sacrifice everything for the loved
mne. The doctor's bills, the drug bill
the burial case, the burial lot, the car
rlages, the hearse and the mourning
all cost money. A few months ago a
young man of our town died away
from home. His life was devoted to
his mother and his sisters, but it was
not insured Pnd the express charges
and other expenses have been a griev
ous burden. How easily he could have
carried a policy of $1,000, out of which
he could have been buried and left a
good sum for his widowed mother.
I wonder how many of these travel
ing young men carry a policy for their
mother or their sisters. Filial love is a
sweet and blessed thing and the occa
sional visits of the boys to their homes
is a comfort and joy, but when death
comes untimely and unexpected the
bereaved ones can't live on sorrow. I
was ruminating about all this because
one of our boys has sent home a dupli
cate of a policy he has taken out if the
benefit of his sisters. He will keep it
alive as long as he lives.- He will do
moie. He will look after and protect
tnem when the parents have passed
away. That is a parents great concern
-what will become of the girls-the
unmarried ones-when we are dead.
Will they have to live in penury or ac
cept a home with kindred-a home
where they are perhaps not wanted
and where the feeling of dependence is
ever before them.
And so I thought I would write a
letter and encourage young men who
love their sisters to carry a reasonable
policy for their benefit. I know many
girls who have been to the World's
Fair on a brother's bounty and that is
all right, but it will be still better to
take a life policy for their benefit and
keep the premium punctually paid.
Twenty-five years ago I carried one in
the old Knickerbocker for the benefit
of my wife, but the company failed
and I quit in disgust. But they don't
fail now. There. are plenty of good
companies solid as a rock and there is
no excuse. Stop young man-stop and
think, and I know that you will agree
with me. Let us all take care of the
girls, married or unmarried, if.they
are needy or dependent.
Then Uprose Mr. Pefer.
[From the Washington Post.]
No other Senator is quite'so punctil
ious in his regard for the self-ordained
code of legislative rules as is Mr. Peffer
of Kansas. Whatever Mr. Peffer does
he is willing that his constituents and
the country at large shall know and
the pages of the Record should embalm.
If Mr. Peffer is not upon the floor
during any part of the proceedings it
is because of some sufficient reason to
Yesterday afternoon, while Senator
Stewart was drawing to the close of the
second chapter of his continued re
*marks upon the President, Mr. Pefler
crept noiselessly around in the rear of
the seats and perched himself upon the
arm of the chair nearest Mr. Stewart.
It was not intense interest In the sub.
ject, however, that drew him there,
but the desire to gain a point of van
tage from which to catch the eye of
As soon as Mr. Stewart finished,
with the announcement, "I will con
tinue my remarks to-morrow." Mr.
Peffer loomed up over his shoulder,
."Mr. President, I ask leave of the
Senate to be excused from attendance
For a moment the Senate held its
breath-the presiding officer seemed
unable to comprehend the import of
the request-then the request was laid
before the Senate, and, needless to say,
Fairfield Granite Wins.
[News and Herald.]
The World's Fair committee on
awards has decided that the stone from
Winneboro Granite Company's quar
ries is entitled to first premium for
building and ornamental purposes.
This news has afforded us intense grat
ification, and it should be hailed with
joy by every citizen of Fairfield who is
interested in the success and prosperity
of local enterprises. The Winnsboro
Granite Company is by no means an
infant organization, and during its life
has met with many trying difficulties,
but the gentlemen who compose it
have exhibited unusual perseverance
and business pluck. Their energy has
been amply rewarded, and an already
successful business will be inestimably
increased by the frvorable decision ren
dered by the World's Fair committee.
The men who some years ago In
vested their capital in the quarries had
unflinching faith in the superiority of
the granite, and that faith has been
justified beyond all expectation.
The exhibit at the fair was insignifi
cant and unimposing, but quality will
tell in the end.
The getting it down is bad enough,
with the ordinary pill. But the having
it down is worse. And, after all the
disturbance, there's only a little tem
From beginning to end, Dr. Pierce's
Pellets are better. They're the small
est and easiest to take-tiny, sugar
coated granulets that any child is ready
for. Then they do their work so easily
and so naturally that it lasts. They
absolutely and permanently cure Con
stipation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks,
Sick and Bilious Headaches, and all
derangements of the liver, stomach and
bowels. They're guaranateed to give
satisfaction, or~ your money Is returned.
The MAKEEs of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy say: "If we can's cure your
Catarrh, no matter what your case is,
we'll pay you $500 in cash." Now you
can see what la said of other remedies,
and decide which is most likely to cure
you Costs only 501 cents.
VAN ALEN CONFIRMED.
The Opposition was Strong, but the Nom!.
nation Went Through by . Vote of
39 to 22.
(Special to Atlanta Constitution.]
WASHINGTON, October 20.-After
three hours' fight over Van Alen, the
Senate finally confirmed him this af
ternoon by a vote of 39 to22. The fight
in the executive sission was very lively.
Senator Hill, of New York, did more
talking than any one there. He was
vigorous in his opposition to the mon-.
Dcled ambassador. Gorman led the
fght for confirmation. Hot 'words
were spoken on both sides, but Gor
man's management, as usual, proved
Senator Hill, in his opposition to
Van Alen's confirmation, was only
able to carry three Democratic Sena
tors with him. They were George,
[rby and Vance.
The speech of Senator Aldrich, of
Rhode Island, carried the nomination
through. He declared Van Alen to be
somewhat of a dude but beneath his
ludish appearance, he said there was
i man of ability and integrity. He -
knew Van Alen personally and knew
aim to be such. This, from a man of
A.ldrich's standing in the Senate, car
ried the nomination through. But be
tides this, both parties agreed that the
politics of the present day would not
permit of men being turned down be
:ause of canpaign contributions.
Another card played in Van Alen's
'avor was a statement from several
Senators that the New York World's
ittack on him was personal. He had
efused to admit Pulitzer into his so
ial set and the editor's attack was for
It was said that if had he taken Pulit
er into his social set, the World w.ould
iave occupied a different position.
LEGENDS OF NEWBEERY AND
BY PEOF. F. MUENCH.
Long live the King! Rebellion lies
Bruised, crushed, stamped out forever
And never more shall Treason rise
To lift with rash endeavor
[ts insolent, unhallowed sword
Against our King and Sovereign Lord"'
'Twas thus that Lord Cornwallis wrote
In victor's haught% i4on,
When a courier br cty fash a note
That set him wiZought hi''ion:
SWha smoulderd with passi
i ng yet Rebe F ,
When n-I had wee..
What caused his acd it dead entire3.\
How rebels, few'ager
Had, under Colonei number
Surprised his mer attor,
Dlose by, at Mobley' t g-ouse
What helped still f :bhiswrath to
"Up Captain Huck, collect your men'
The irate captain thundered, I
"And fall upon the traitors' den,
At best a paltry hundred,
And bring me,'to receive his due
Each member of the rebel crew!"
They rode, and having reached the spot,
Broke through the door of batten,
Then roaming wildly through the cot,
Inquired of Martha Bratton:
"Where is the Colonel?" Then said she:
"With Sumter, where he ought to be!"
Thereby incensed, a Scotchman took
With murd'rous grim intention
Down from the wall a reaping-hook,
When by the intervention
0T Captain Huck the lady's life
Was spared from the assassin's knife.
They searched the house from ground
From cellar to the' gable; ~~
They went without, through barn and
Through yard and gin and stable:
No Colonel Bratton anywhere
And yet they saw he had been there.
"Our bird has flown! To horse, ye all!
We may yet overtake him
At Williamson's plantation-hall,
And from his sieep awake him!"
They reached the place, but found him
And worn wAth ride, camped at the
But faster and a difl'rent way
Had Martha's servant ridden,
Hir. mistress' message to convey,
Where Surnter's men lay hidden.
Ee, never slow to strike a blow,
Forthwith fell on the slumb'ring foe.
l'hey rose but to be struck aground
They fought, but vain their labor,
Foo strong'- the patriots' blows they
From musket, sword and sabre;
When rose the sun that morn in June,.
[t shone on fields with corpses strewn.
But few escaped by speedy flight
'Mong them a wounded Tory
Who galloping with all his might,.
Exhausted, pale and gory,
R~eached Martha Bratton's cottaige door
Where faint he sunk upon the floor.
Twas he who we before had threat
Her life by brutal venture,
But now so soon, so quickly .met
The doom of the avenger;
or judged he was condemned to be
inspended from the gallow-tree.
3ut Martha spake: 'Give him to me;
'Gainst me he hath been sinning!
t'o me he came with mercy's plead,
My heart's compassion wioiimg,
tnd mercy should to him be given
t.s mercy 'tis I hope from heaven!"
Each action of a noble mind
Will spread its bounds transgressing~
lo Martha's deed was not confined
To him who felt his blessing,
sat, circulated far and wide,
Von hundreds o'er to Freedom's sides
Charleston, August, 1892.