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1~ AnTTITT)165. EWBERRY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1894. ___ PRICE $1.50 A YEAR
THE COrSTABLES BLAMED.
The Finding of Governor Tillman's Spe
daly Invented Military Jury to Hear
the Evidence at the Coroner's
Inquest in the DarIIngton
The Columbia and Charleston news
papers print the detailed report of
Brigadier General Riebbourg regarding
the operations at Darlington, giving
much of the correspondence between
the Governor and himself. Included
in it is the report of the military court
of eoquirY appointed under. Governor
Tillman's orders to sit with the jury of
inquest. It is.as follows:
"DARLINGTON, S. C., April 5,1894.
"Brgadier General R. N. Richbourg,
Commanding troops, Darlington S. C.:
"The undersigned having been ap
pointed by you to constitute a military
court of inquiry, under orders of Gov
eraorTilliman, commander-in-chief, to
sit with the jury of inquest in session
at the Coast Line depot, said inquest
being for the purpose of inquiring into
the cause of death of Frank E Nor
ment, R. H. Pepper and Lewis Red
- "We have the honor to report that
we attended the inquest, askingthrough
the coroner such questions as we
thought proper, and heard all the testi
mony. We have reached the following
"The sad tragedy which ended in the
death of the three- men above named
had its origin In a fight between two
young men of the town of Darlington
-Rodgers and Floyd. They met at the
depot and after a few w-1rds engaged
in fisticufft, in which Rodgers was
whipped. At the fight one J. D. Mc
Lendon, a State constable, was the
friend and backer of Floyd, having a
good deal to say to encourage the fight.
After the fight Rodgers went up town
and returned with several friends.
About the same time the chief of police
of the town arrived at the depot. Rod
gers began cursing Floyd, and at the
same time pointing to McLendon, said
that he had aided Floyd, using very
opprobrious epithets, to which Mc
Lsndon replied in very Jorcible langu
age. The chief of policearrested Rod
gers and Floyd and for the moment had
order restored. Mr. Sorment and one
or two other citizens pointed to Mfc
Lendon and said that he was responsi
ble for the whole matter. Norment
called McLendon a d-d s-n of a b-.
McLendon replied that he would not
take that and immediately drew his
revolver and fired at Norment. Imme
diately some six or eight citizens drew
their pistols and the constables drew
their pistols and began firing at each
other, several of the constables using
Winchester rifles. Wa firmly believe
that had-McLendon not in.terfered, the
chief of police would have had no
trouble in preserving order and avert
iug the tragedy. We'deem it unneces
sary to state all of the testimony, as
the copy of the same will be trans
mitted to your headquarters and to the
"We conclude from, the evidence that
Frank E. Norment came to his death
in Darlington, S. C., on the 33th day of
March, 1894, from the effect of a gun
shot wound inflicted by one J. D. Mc
Lendon and that the said killing was
felonious murder, and that W. P. Gail
lard, C. B. McDowell, J. C. Murphy,
J. L. NunnamnakeriR. M. Gardner,
John Felder, 3. M. Scott, L. -H. Mc
Cants, William Livingston, 0. C. Cain,
E. C. Black, J. W. Holloway, W. H.
Bryson, Jack Holling and Wash Owens
"We conclude that R. H. Pepper
came to his death at the same time and
place from the effect of a gunshot
wound inflicted by one Lewis Redmond
and that the said Lewis Redmond
came to his death at the hands of 0.
~C. Cain and that said killing was
felonious murder. Redmond was run
ning from the constables and Cain shot
him in the back with a Winchester
rifle. All of whieb is respectfully sub
"3. A. MOONEY,
"Capt. and Chm'n Court of Inquiry.
"H. J. HARVEY, Captain,
."3. C. CooPER, Sergeant.
"A. D. MJLsTED, Corporal.
"F. H. DANTzLER,
"Fort Motte Guards."
AFTER THE MILITIA.
Governor Tmlman Intimates That There
Are to be Plenty or omBeers Court
martialed-The First Man.
[The State, 13th.~1
The State authorities have begun to
move against the military companies
which declined to obey the orders of
the Governor during the recent trouble.
Yesterday the following order was pre
pared by Adjutant-General Farley and
it will be sent to all companies in the
State which did not respond to the
"You are hereby ordered to collect
all arms and equipments, uniforms and
other military property belonging to
the State that have been entrusted to
you, or in tbe possession of your com
pany, put them in your armory or
some convenient place and hold the
same subject to orders from these head
quarters, reporting the number and
caracter of same to me.
"Your attention is respectfully called
to section 426 and 427 of the revised
statutes in regard to the militia laws of
"By order of the Governor,
"H. L. FARLEY.
"Adjutant and Inspector General.
"Official: 3. GARY WATTs.
"Asst. Adjt. and Ins. Gen.
iesterday Lieut. T. B. Wood ward of
tpe 4,norenci Guards, Aiken Coun
ty, sent in his resignation. The Gov
ernor refused to accept it and told Gen.
Farley to notify Lieut. Wood ward that
he could not resign while under orders,
and that a court martial would be
ordered to try him and all other officers
who refused to obey orders.
Governor Tillman yesterday made
public the stenographic testimony
taken at the coron'r's inquest in Dar
lington recently. The matter is entire
ly too voluminous for any newspaper
to attempt to publish. There are about
150 pages of typewritten matter. All
the constables told pretty much the
same story and they swear that young
Norment, who was killed, fired the first
Col. John Gary Watts is preparing a
report of all the military affairs inci
dent to the "insurrection," as faras the
Columbia end of the line is concerned.
It will also give a statementof the guns
taken away from the Columbia, Char
leston and other troops. It will be made
public this afternoon.
Governer Tillman yesterday after
noon offered the press an opportunity
to copy every telegrom he sent out
during the entire trouble. The mass of
telegrams was so great that it was im
possible for any of them to be handled
yesterday. The most important will,
however, very likely be published from
time to time.
GOOD ADVICE FROM CRaNKS.
A Letter From the Peace Society to Gover
nor Tillman-PeaCe Better than Blood
shed for South Carolina.
[Special to News and Courier ]
CoLUMBIA, April 12.-President
Alfred H. Love, of the Universal
Peace Union, comes to the front with
some new ideas of arbitration of the
dispensary trouble, and writes Gover
nor Tillman to this effect:
Governor Tillman and Citizens of
South Carolina-Respected Friends: A
portion of young fellow citizens, orga
nized as the Universal Peace Union,
feel drawn to you in sympathy and a
common interest in your trial hour.
It is not our intentionto criticise the
maintenance of law by your Execu
tive, for he hascovenauted to maintain
and execute the law, and we all admire
the fulfilment of an obligation: neither
is it so much our intention to criticise
an expression of opinion of dissent
from certain laws if those laws are not
acceptable or popular, for it is a right
we uphold and enjoy to express our
opinions, but it is felt to be an oppor
tune moment for us to urge upon you
all the consideration of love, justice
and charity, and especially to implore
those who would violently :oppose the
law to be patient and to abide by
enactments and seek their amendments
or abolition through the peaceable
and potent means of the ballot. What
the ballot makes the ballot can unmake.
If the bullet destroys life the bullet
cannot restore life.
Especially do we want to present the
better way of settling difficulties by
arbitration, instead of having military
force as a reserve tribunal, to have
Courts of arbitration.
From the reports we have received
we find history has repeated itself, in
so far that the military refused to act
under of your Governor and that he
ad recourse to volunteers.
We may admire the surrendering of
arms rather than using them against
the Government; but what we wish to
emphasize as a thought for the future
and one more in accordance with our
American idea, thoroughly Republi
an and Democratic, is that deadly
force is unreliable. Our people will
think for themselves. One class
shrinks from firing upon another class
of our fellow citizens, and that the
military system is not a guarantee of
loyalty, but is a dangerous and an
In your zeal and wisdom, good
friends, will you not live in peace,
preserving life, liberty and happiness,
which will insure prosperity? Let us
all strive to establish wise and impar
tial aribitration for the ruinous, uncer
tain and wicked military system.
On behalf of the Universal Peace
A LFRED H. LovE, President.
P. S.-A pril 6, 1894.-Although~ our
latest information indicates that there
is at least a cessation of hostilities, if not
a restoration of order, and we believe a
isbanding of the soldiers, we submit
oes it not leave a sting behind? Is
not the loss of life and treasury un
cessary as it is sorrowful. Will it
not incite evergone to arm, and ereate
rilitary spirit that will induce the
forming of rifle companies and brigades?
s not the time opportune to submit
the potent and practical influences of
reason and humanity as exemplified by
ourts of arbitration?
We appeal for this and submit the
proposition to your calm and earnest
onsideration. A. H. L.
I Already Convinced.
Mother (wishing to draw a moral)
And he said, "Father, I cannot tell a
Son-Humnph! Of course he couldn't
-standin' there with the hatchet in
his hand and chips on his clothes!
)f Hood's Sarssparilla is due to the
tremendous amount of brain work and
onstant care used in its preparation.
Try one bottle and you will be con
vinced of its surperiority. It purifies
the blood which, the source of .health,
cure's dyspepsia, overcomes sick head
aches and billiousness. It is just the
edicine for you.
Hoon's PILLs are purely vegetable,
car'fuly prepared from the best in
A HERO DEAD.
General Joseph B. Kershaw Passes Awa3
A Soldier Without Fear and a Man
Without Reproach, His Death
Will be Mourned Througb
out the South.
LSpecial to Journal.]
CAMDEN, April 12 -Gen. Joseph B.
Kershaw died last night at 10:30 o'clock,
aged seventy-two. He was the mosi
beloved and distinguished citizen o1
The funeral services will be held to
morrow afternoon at the Episcopal
He was postmaster here and was en
gaged in completing the Confederate
records of South Carolina soldiers.
STATE OFFICIALS TO ATTEND.
Governor Tillman and all the State
House officials will leave to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock for Camden to at.
tend the funeral. Chief Justice Mclvei
to-day telegraphed a message of con
dolence to the family of General Ker.
General Kershaw was born in K?r.
shaw County and was a grandson of
a distinguished Revolutionary soldier,
He graduated at the South Carolins
College and commenced the practice of
law at Camden. He entered the Pal
metto Regiment under Col. Dickinson
and was distinguished for personal
gallantry in all the battles of the Mexi.
can war in which that splendid com
Before the beginning of the late war
he became a leading citizen of Kershaw
County and was a representative in the
He entered the late war as Colonel of
the Second South Carolina Volunteers
and took a conspicuous part in the bat.
tle of First Manassas.
Subsequently he was promoted to
Brigadier and then Major General and
was engaged in all of Lee's campaigns
except when he was sent with Long
street's corps to reinforce Bragg at
Chicamauga. Afterwards he served in
the ill-starred campaign against Knox
ville. Though foremost in every fight
General Kershaw was fortunate enough
never to be wounded.
General Kershaw was trusted and be
loved by his men and enjoyed the
marked respect and admiration of Gen.
eral Lee who often imposed upon him
the performance of important and diffi
General Kershaw was elected a judge
soon after the Democrats came into
power in '76 and remained on the bench
until last year, having de^lined to
stand for re-election when the Legisla
ture met in '92.
He was recently appointed postmaster
He was a devout communicant of the
SOUTH CAROLINA ROAD SOLD.
Bought in by W. H. Peckhamn for First
Mortgage Bondholders, But Charles
ton's Hope is in Rumor That the
L.. a N. Wil Control It.
CHARELESTON, April 12.-In pursu.
asce of the decree of the United States
Court, made last December, the South
Carolina Railway was sold at public
auction at 11' o'clock to-day. A large
number of prominent financiers were
present at thesale, but little excitement
attended the bidding.
The road was sold to Wheeler H.
Pekham of New York, who repre
sented a syndicate of first mortage
bondholders, for $1,000,000 with which
to discharge prior liens and outstanding
indebtedness. The price paid virtually
amounts to something less than .$7,
The Louisville and Nashville system,
which owns about $900,000 worth of
second mortgage bonds, was repre
sented at the sale by 3. H. Probst, but
he took no part in the bidding. There
are rumors to the effect that there is an
understanding between the first mort
gage bondholders and the Louisville
and Nashville people by which the lat
ter may ultimately centrol the pro
Mr. Peckham deposited a check for
$100,000 with Receiver Chamberlain,
acting as special master, and the re
mainder of the purchase money will be
paid within twenty days.
A E'evolutionary Heroin.
One of the most heroic actions in the
history of the Revolutionary times was
that of Marion Gibbs, a thirteen-year
old girl, who lived on a plantation near
Charleston, in the State of South Caro
lina. Marion's father had been a brave
soldier in the Continental ,army, and
been horribly wounded by a cannon
ball, which left him a cripple for life.
Shortly after the invasion of .Char
leston, the British soldiers under
Cononel Tarleton ravaged the sur
rounding country, stealing the horses
of the planters, and setting fire to their
barns and homes. One morning while
Mrion was busily employed with her
spinning wheel, one of the plantation
slaves made his appearance in the room
where the young housekeeper was at
work, and in great excitement begged
his mistress to hurry to the swamp as
the English soldiers were nearirg the
house, adding that they bad already
fired some of the buildings and shot
several of the negroes who attempted
Hastily summoning the servants,
Marion had her father and the chil
dren conveyed to a hiding place in the
swamp but a short distance away, and
directed the negro nurse to get the
baby, and join them whdle she should
get together a few needed articles. As
soon as the red coats of the soldiers
were obqerved approaching through
e orchard. Mar-ion slipped out of the
rear door and sped away to the retreat
provided for this emergency.
Upon joining the frightened grc up
our little heroine discovered that the
nurse and the baby bad not been seen
by any one in the party. Without
uttering a word she darted back along
the intricate path that led through the
lonely morass, fear and distress adding
wings to her feet. Upon emerging
from the gloomy forest she beheld the
house in flames, and surrounded by
soldiers, while flying towards her and
wringing her hands in agony came
Aunt Dinah, who sobbed out:
"Honey, honey! is you not got de
babby? Aunt Dinah jes stop one
minute ter go ter de wash-house fo'
de babby's clo'es an' when she go back
de hous all on fire! Oh! tell me, honey:
is you got de babby?"
The next moment a little form
flashed between the ranks of the
dragoons, .nd disappeared within the
structure, from which greedy tongues
of flames were spitefully thrust out of
doors and windows, accompanied by
rplling volumes of black smoke. Before
the startled soldiers had finished their
cries of consternation, Marion reap
peared, bearing in her burnt, brave
little arms a white bundle, from which
a child's frightened cry was heard as
the heroic girl once more rushed away
in the direction of the swamp. Instead
of impending her fight, the English
soldiers swung their hats and cheered
her until the dark forest hid her from
their view.-From Harper's Young
rrohibition, Dispensary, Etc.
To the Editor. of The Herald and
News: In these days when there is so
much discussion of the liquor question,
whether it is better to have Dispensa
ries, Prohibition, High License or Free
Drinks. and whether wine is the fer
mented or unfermented juice of the
grape, it may be well to call the atten
tion of all interested in the matter
and sureif all are-to the instructions
of one of the wisest and best lawgivers
of all times to his people. He had de
livered them from bondage to an alien
race; bad safely led them through
many dangers to the borders of a good
land into which they were about to
enter, and now, in a long and affec
tionate farewell address, he recapitu
lates the dangers through which they
bad passed; the enemies they had
fought and conquered, and promises
them that, at some time, soon after
they had possessed that good land
wbich had long been promised them
and to which they were going, their
God, who loved them, and who had
led them, and would never forsake
them, would put his name in some
place and make it holy,where he would
abide and meet them when they went
up to worship with their families and
rejoice before him.
He says: "Thou shalt truly tithe all
the Increase of thy seed, that the field
bringeth forth year by year. And thou
shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in
the place which he shall choose to place
his name there, the tithe of thy corn,
of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the
firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks;
that thopu mayest learn to fear. he Lord
thy God always. And if the way be
too long for thee, so that thou art not'
able to carry it; or if the place be too
far from thee, whbich the Lord thy God
shall choose to set his name there, when
the Lord thy God hath blessed thee;
Then shalt thou turn it into money,
and bind up the money in thine hand,
and shalt go unto the place which the
Lord thy God shall choose; And thou
~shalt bestow that money for whatso
ever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or
for sheep, or for urine, or for strongq
drink, or for whatsoever thy soul de
sireth, and thou shalt eat there before
the Lord thy God, and thou shalt re
bjoice, thou, and thine household."
Deut. xiv : 22-26.
This was the way and manner in
which a great religious' festival of the
people of God was to be celebrated.
They were to assemble at thbe holy place
named, eat and drink and rejoice be
fore him. This exhortation gave the
people to whom it was addressed no
warrant for indulgence in gluttony and
drunkenness; but it was an exborta
lion to eat and drink wine and strong
drink before the Lord, and to rejoice
and make merry with their families
The eastern people were, perhape,
never given to excesses in the use of
wine and strong drink, like the nations
of western Europe, and if the descend
ants of the Saxons, Scandinavians and
others of the great Teutonic family, in
this country, cannot be kept sober with
out choking, it is.better to choke them
a little. Yes,-choke them a little, but
it is well at all times to avoid fanati
cism. Madame Roland, a great and
wise woman, when about to die ex
claimed: "0 Liberty! what crimes
have been committed in thy name."
In the name of Religion and of God the
earth haa often been wet with blood.
Declined the Job.
Especial to The State.]
DARLINGTON, A pril 1.-Mr. George
Bland was to-day offered the position
of dispensary agent in this place and
declined. Mr. Bland is one of the very
best citizens of Dlarliugton, a man of
high principles and sterling intergrity
and would have conducted the business
admirably to the satifaction of all
parties. Mr. Yeldell is still on the
lookout for some suitable person for
The Deacon's Misinformation.
(From the Industrial World.1
A crusty old Welch Deacon was
asked for the loan of the schoolroom
for a concert. He granted the request
n the ground that no comic songs
should be sung. The concert took
place, and "Ta-ra-ra boom-de-aye" was
sung. The Welsh Deacon's curiosity
was aroused by the applause. He
asked what "Ta-ra-ra boom-de-aye"
ment, and he was told that it was
Greek for Halellwia. Sunday was th'e
hurch anniversary. The preacher held
forth and the Deacon began shouting
"Amen, amen, dioleb iddo," &c., and
all present were convulsed when he
burst out "Ta-ra-ra boom-dc-aye."
ZEB VANCE IS DEAD!
A Stroke of Apoplexy Ends a Brilliani
WASHINGTON, April 14:--Senator
Zebulon Vance, of North Carolina,
iied at his residence, 1,627 Massa
chusetts avenue, at 10:45 to-night. The
Senator had not been in good health
for the year and in the early part of the
present session of Congress :a com
pelled to abandon his Senatorial duties
and take a trip to Florida in the hope
of recuperating. His trip proved bene
ticial and on his return to Washington
he was able for a while to partially re
sume his official duties. His improve
ment, however, did not continue long
and for the last few weeks he has been
confined to his home. He was practi
cally an invalid, but lately has been
able to receive a few intimate friends
and superintend the looking after the
interests of his constituents. During
the past week he has been reported as
doing as well as could be expected, and
the serious change for the worse to-day
was wholly unexpected.
Shortly after 11 o'clock to-day he had
an attack of apoplexy and became uu
conscious, regaining.consciousness only
a few minutes before his death. His
wife, Thomas Allison, Harry Hartin,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vance, Judge
and Mrs. Houke and Rev. Dr. Pitzer
and Drs. W. W. Johnson and Ruffin
were at his bedside when he died.
The critical condition of Mr. Vance
became known this afternoon and soon
inquiries from his many friends in this
city were made at the house. Senator
Ransom and Representative Hender
son of the Seventh North Carolina dis
trict and a few other close friends, spent
the greater part of the evening in the
parlors of the Vance residence and
waited anxiously fer tidings from the
sick room. They left about half an
hour before the Senator died and were
notified by messenger of his death.
To Repeal the State Bank Tax.
WASHINGTON, April 10.-The Dem
ocratic caucus to-night reiterated that
plank of the national platform which
provides for the repeal of the prohibi
tory tax on State bank issues.
To enable this plank to be executed,.it
decided that, when the Brawley bill is
called up, an amendment should be
offered repealing the ten per cent. tax
on State banks, and that the Com
mittee on Rules be directed to provide
for a full discussion upon this and
One hundred Representatives were
present. Messrs. Warner, Straus, Dan
phy, Cummings, and Ryan were the
only Naw Yorkers in attendance.
Speaker Crisp was also present. Mr.
Holman, of Indiana, called the caucus
All Born in 1809.
A wave of great men (or babies that
were destined to become great) seems
to have swept over the world in 1809.
Why they were precipitated upon the
world during that particular year will,
perhaps, never be known, but it is a
fact that the following named histori
cal personages count it as their birth
year: Lincoln, Gladstone, Darwin,
Edgar Allan Poe, Cyrus McCormick,
Benjamin Pierce, Alfred Tennyson,
Mark Lemon, Jules Fayre, Raphael
Semms, Albert Pike and Oliver Wen
dell Holmes. It has been asserted that
Jefferson Davis was born in 1809, but I
find it was in 1808.,
Death of David Dudley Field.
NEW YORK, A pril 13.-David Dud
ley Field died suddenly at 3:30 this
morning of pneumonia.
Great Eailroad Race.
[Atlanta Constitution, 12th.]
There has not lately been such in
terest in a race between two railroad
trains in the south as that aroused by
the second contest for speed between the
Atlantic Coast Line and the Rich
mond and Danville.
The race was in progress yesterday.
It was b'etween the two fast trains of
the respective lines, and was for the
purpose of testing the time that can be
made by the roads between Jackson
ville and New York.
The Coast Line left Jacksonville at
10:25 o'clock a. m. Wednesday, the
Richmond and Danvile at 10:43 o'clock
a. mi. on the same day. The Coast
Line had 149 passengers, the Rich
mond and Danville 206. The two
trains each had five coaches and one
The time of arrival in Washington
yesterday morning of the two trains
gives the advantage to the Coast Line
by one hour and twenty-six minutes.
The Coast Line reached the national
capital at 7:I9 and the Richmond and
Danville entered the car shed of that
city at 9 o'clock, sharp.
The Richmond and Dsnville, having
more people than the Coast Line, had
a heavier load, and, more than this,
had to stop at Columbia to add another
car for the comfortable accommodation
of its passengers, thus giving it heavier
weight than the other train. Further
than this, some unexpected delay was
incurred on the Virginia Midland di
vision of the road. The'first race that
was run by the two lines was a victory
for the Richmond and Danville, and
it is more than probable that this
would have turned out the same way
but for the increased weight of the
train that went over the Richmcnd
and Danville tracks.
Since the Richmond and Danville
entered the Florida field, it has brought
tbehaedule donwn between Jackson
ville and the enst to tw%lve hour.
quicker speed than has been the rule
heretofore. The Richmond and Dan
ville has been getting a great share o1
the Florida traffic lately.
A RECORD BREAKER.
WASHINGTON, April 12.-The "spe
cial hotel train" of the Atlantic Coasi
Line from St. Augustine, Fla., eii
route to New York, which left Jack.
sonville at 10:25 yesterday morning,
arrived here at 7:19 this morning and
started for New York at' 7:30. The
run from Jacksonville to Washington
in less than twenty-one hours is said tc
Living for Show.
What we want in our homes is a
much simpler style of honsekeeping,
and we shall have it when we learn the
great lesson-which is the only r: medy
for this matter-to live more for com
fort than for ostentation; to live lesi
for show and more for substance.
There is where the evil lies. We live
too much for others; tao much for the
world. We fix up our homes altogether
too much with the idea of either what
the outside world will say of them or
to outdo our neighbors. When we
reach that point where we shall dis
miss a little of that ostentation that is
now so prevalent in many of our
homes, we shall not only reach a hap
pier state for ourselves, but we will
remove one-half of the nervous ail
ments from which our women are now
suffering. It is all well enough to
have a pretty home, with rooms filled
with dainty bric-a-brac, mirrors, cush
ions and ornaments of every sort. But
someone must take care of these
things, and generally it is not the help
we may employ. So far as the orna
mentation of our homes is concerned
we are overdoing it in the majority of
cases anyway. A room tasteful in its
rich simplicity is the exception rather
than the rule. The greater part of our
drawingrooms resemble museums more
than anything else, and a man is never
so comfortable as when he is out of
them. Between kicking something
over, or knocking something off, the
average man's mind is anything but a
tranquil one in the typical modern
A Get-married-if-you-can Club.
[From the Warren Tribune.1
Each girl member must pay into the
common fund a certain sum in propor
tion to her matrimonial chance, and
the member who is last to be married
will receive the entire amount. Now
there is one member who is but sixteen
and another whose age is an unknown
quantity. As there are but ten mem
bers enrolled in the organization, she
of the sixteen summers mus4 pay just
ten times as much as the lady 'Whose
age isunmentionable. We have posi
tive evidence that two of the young
ladies'expect to be married in the next
A Verdict of S I 5,000 for Madeline Pollard.
WASHINGTON, April 14.-The jury in
the suit of Madeline Pollard against
Col. Breckinridge for $50,000 damages
for breach of promise of marriage, has
rendered a verdict for Miss Pollard,
fixing ~the amount of damages at
Confederate Veterans' Re-Union, Birming.
bham, Ala., April 25th-26th, 1894.
The Richmond & Danville Railroad,
and The Georgia Pacific Railway, will
make special reduced rate of one fare
for the round trip for all persons attend
ing the Confederate Veterans' Re
Union, at Birmingham, Ala., 25th and
26th of this month. This is going to
be a great gathering of the old Soldiers
and their friends, and the people of
Birmingham are expecting many thou
sands to be in attendance.
The Richmond & Danville and the
Georgia Pacific are making prepara
tions to handle the Veterans from all
along the line in Virginia, the Carolinas,
Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and
the low rate of one fare offered makes
it within -reach of all to enjoy the
great pleasures on that occasion.
Call on any Ticket Agent of the Lines
named for full information.
southern Baptist Convention, Dallas, Tex.,
May 11th-15th, 1894.
It affords us much pleasure to Invite your
attention to the superior advantages of the
Georgia Pacific Baiway, the Great Short
Line. and its unequaled attractions for your
journey on the occasion of the southern
Baptist Convention at Dallas.
The GeorgIa Pacific Railway from Atlana
via Birmingham is the only Line presenting
ROUTES, and Memphis,
3 RUTS, and Sheeort,
.Via Birmingha:r .(and New Orleans.
In addition to regular service in Daily
Operation, the Georgia Pacific contemplates
Special Trains on this great occssion to
most comfortably and expeditiously take
care of our Baptist friends.
Diagrams are now ready, and you should
most certainly look out for your own best
interest by seeing or communicating withi
any Ticket Agent of this Line. or with ~one
of the undersigned, before closing your r
ragements. 7Be sure you get the nest,
ROBT. W. BUNT, Ca As. L. HOPKINs,
Tray, Pass. Agt., Tray. Pass. Aqt..
A uguEta, Ga. Charlotte. N. C.
N. B.-You understand of course that the
srvice returning home ward is also best by
LFrom the Boston DailyAdvertiser.]
WAsHINGTON, April 9.-I saw As
sistaut Secretary Hamilin, Mr. Carlisle's
ieutenant, on the street yesterday af
ernoon. "I can tell you." he said,
"that the Wilson bill is going tbrough
he Senate, and more quickly than
most people in this vicinity think."
amlin ought to know.
will do you as much good as the one
tat buys Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
This is what you get with them. An
absolute and permanent cure for Con
stipation, Indigeston, Bilious Attacks,
ick and Bilious Headache, -and all
erangements of the liver, stomach,
and bowels. Not just temporary relief,
ad then a worse condition afterward
-but help that la8ts.
Don't hawk, and blow, and spit, but
se Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, and be
SARGE PLV KETT.
The Old Man Stuck in the Mud with a Bob.
a iled Steer-A Courtship of Ye
[From the Atlanta Constitution.]
Everybody should get tired o1
"heavy" matters once in a while-I
am tired of tariff, of finance and of
"hard, hard times."
If the coming of spring turns the
young man's fan :y to love matters, I
can't see why the old should not be ex
cused a little on the same line. We
like to live over again our "courting
days," and it tickles us to think of
what fools we were. So bashful, so
hard to find words that suited-fools,
regular fools, in the light of subsequent
revelations. I hummed and hawed
and seasawed for two or three years
trying to "pop the question," when it
could have been d.d in fifteen minutes
just as well. After I had worked up
courage to arrive at the point it.looked
as if I would never get there-I could
never get the answer. The old 'oman
was mighty shy in her young days and
she got me desperate with her shy ness,
and to this day she brags that she
never did say "yes," and she did not;
it was this way. One Sunday after
noon we went to old Hebron church to
a singing. It struck me that afternoon
as I watched that she had a right
smart to do and say to other young
fellows, and that I was nothing more
than a knot on a log. I knew that I
had lost twenty-five or thirty-five op
portunities of getting some fine girls
and was still losing-there was lots of
them wanted me. When the singing
was over and 1 stood at the buggy hold
ing the horse waiting for her to get
through talking to three or four young
fellows I gritted my teeth and swore
right there that I would bring the mat
ter to a focus or burst a biler. We
started off home after the young men
had talked to her as long as they wanted
to and I set my eyes to watching the
front wheel on the right and never
once spoke till we had gone more than
a mile. She saw there was something
the matter with me, she saw that I
meant business about something, and
I think she was pretty scared. At last
I raised my head and spoke. We were
right at the top of a long red hill' and
could see away down the road for a
mile. I think that my voice had such
a ring of business about it as it had
never had before, as I turned and said:
"See that big pine tree side the road
"Yes," said she.
"That one with the squirrel's nest up
at the second limb?"
"Yes," she said again.
"Well," said I, as I cleared my throat
>n an independent sort of way, "if you
do not give me my answer before we
pass that tree our engagement is off.
I've stood this foolishness long enough.
Do you understand?"
"Yes," said she, with a tremble in
"But," said I, feeling a little sorry
for her trembling condition, "if you
don't want to say 'yes,' son can just
give me your hand. Lay your hand In
mine. Do you understand?"
"Yes,"said she, and we rode along in
"Down the hill we went, and I kept
my hand lying open on my left knee.
Through the sandbed and up the next
hill we were. rolling and not a word
Inor a move. My heart was beating
fast as we arrived within ten feet of
the tree, and I gave It up. When the
horse's head was even with the tree I
raised the whip to give him a lick, and
it would have been a hard one, but I
did not strike. Like a fiash she began
jabbing her hand in front of me forxme
to take and I took ite-that is all the
"yes" I ever got, but it did just as well.
To think of them times, of our feel
ings, of all that shyness and bashful
ness, is tickling now. It took me a
month to ask the old folks for her,
when I could have got her in a minute.
That :s w hat I tell her when we have
our spats, but privately, I don't put it
that way. I thought 1 would die when
I had to walk out before the crowd to
get married, but after it was over, I
saw what afoollIhad been. We had
a mighty fine supper after the mrriage
and I never will forgive myself for not
eating more than I did-I scarcely eat
anything. I was glad when supper
was over, and we did pretty well wak.h
ing the young people play till they be
gan to break up to go home. That
meant bedtime, and as I thought'upon
it, I got right spotted. "Fool, fool,
fool!'' that is what I think now as I
look back and remember my bashful
ness of that night.
I don't know whether the young
people of this day and time are as fool
ishly bashful as we used to be, but they
are foolish just the same. A .young
couple of my acquaintance have just
returned from off their bridal trip
"tour" they call it-and from what I
can learn, they have spent enough mo
ney to have made a crop on. Twenty
five or thirty years from now, this
same young couple wIll look back and
h ink of what fools they were. In the
olden time we couldn't talk up to each
other like they do now, and it was
mighty trying on our greenness to get
through with the ceremonies of the
occasion, but it didn't take a whole lot
of money to pay railroad fare, sleeping
car berths and sich like, and after a
day or two we went to work altogether
to build up a home. Asa rule old-time
marriages were a success. Sometimes
thie success lay in one direction, some
times another, but it was success. In my
case, I was very successful in the accu
mulation of wealth. Brown was a suc
cess in the matt ildren. Chidren
were a pride in d4 times; not a
home with a nurse, but every Sunday
the young mothers would prance up to
church with them in their arur-if
there were twins it was so much the
better. The baby must stay at home
now till the mother rushes to church
and back. This is a hardship on the
women and cruel to the litthe ones,
and the consequence is t,at women are
getting so they don't want no children,
and if I had regards for children this
way they wouldn't be born. If you
got.to rent a house these days they
don't want to rent if you are blest with
children. You can't hire out as well if
you have ebildren. This is not right;
it is cruel, and we are going backwards
on the tendency. As this is the season
for young folks to boil over in love they
have my advice to chunk up the fat;
let her boil, and dont be foolish enough
to delay what should be did at once
marry, and if you can't succeed in ac
cumulating wealth as I have done, you
may imitate Brown and find yourselves
in old age as happy as be.
I don't care whether the young peo
ple profit by the hints and advice I
give here, or whether they like or dis
like the way I put it, anyhow it is rest
ful and pleasing for an old man to die
miss "heavy matters" and live over the
.past or "build castles" for the future.
I need a little serenity and I think now
is the time to get it-I look for "times"
pretty soon. Brother Leonidas is too
quiet to please me with the signs, the
"two Sams" are conspicuously absent
everything strikes me as the calm be
fore the storm and I can't find out a
thing. The other day I thought I had
run up on the opportunity of my life
to Interview a "big man." I was
driving Brown's bobtailed steer and
got stuck in the mud and the steer
sulked. Just then Senator Joseph E.
Brown drove up in his carriage and
was compelled to stop, for he could not
pass. I forgot my stalled condition,
forgot the steer and with a rush I in
truded to the side of the Senator's car
"What do you think of the situation,
Senator?" I asked, with a kind of news
"Twist his tail," said the Senator
This was a terrible cooler to' my en
thusiasm, but with great presence of
mind I answered:
"He has no tail-he's bobtailed."
"In that case," said the Senator, as
he stroked his beard and smiled a broad.
smile, "my best judgment is that you,.
should sit down thereon that rock and
wait till his tail grows enough for a
My eyes followed the carriage as .
rolled off up the hill and in as short a
time as it was I fully decided that I
could nevet make a Bruff as an inter- -
But I would like for some one to In
form me "what is the situation."
The First Lady in the Land ad he
Mrs. Cleveland isan idea! mother. It
is true that the "}Roses of France"
have faded frm her cheek sipee her
lovely form and face. first dawned on
the city's astonished vision, but In
their place has come a matronly sharpe
a mother's tender dignity and a wife's
high resolve. No woman looks at her,
especially if she is privileged to seegher
with her babies, without warming to
intense loyalty. Ruth was not, to my
thinking, a beautiful child, but one of <
unusual attractions and exceedingly
winning. When I saw lher in'.jpe
spring, just after she had begun to _
alone, Ihad abunch of violets In mny~'
hands. She wanted them, and I gave
them ten her. She took them to a
remote part of tho room, spread on's
her dress, laid violet after violet upon
It, looked at them awhile and then
laid them daintily into- the tin foil and
brought them back. I never saw so
young a child so concentrate her atten
tion. The last I thing I heard of her
she was "doin down into the tichen to -
see the titens,'' in which' expedition -
she emulated Young America, North
and South. Father, the later born, is
an exquisitely beautiful child, or was
when she was two months old. I have
not seen her lately. The President
'will have it that she is n'ot as pretty as*
Ruth, but nobody agrees with .him.
"First come, first served,?' we cryl.
wife of one of our Republican Senators
was so charmed with the child that
her husband grew quite Impatient of
her reiterations. One day he en
countered the wicker carriage and
raised the curtain.. A few moments.
after he interrupted his wife's lunch by
the hearty exclamation, "By jove! you
were right about that baby.!' Mrs.
Cleveland is sometimes equal to her
occasions. She wanted the photo
graphs of her children and she got
them without informing the photo
grapher. No children were ever more
sacredly guarded from the public-eye
The Ineomae Tax-The Next Step.
[From the New York Clipper.1
"What do yer think of the income
tax?" asked Plodding Pete. "I ain't
get no obections to it," replied Meanb
dering Mike. "Only it does seemter
we that the Government mhight go:the
whole length ov~ the btring, an' per.
vide every man with an income ter~hJ
Dr. W. 0. HoYT, Rome, Ga., e 7
"I have found it both an agreeable and
seful remedy in many cases of indi
gestion, and also in nervous r.youbles
attended with sleeplessness and a feel,