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THE SUMTER WATCH3?AN, Established April, 1S50. "Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's." THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established June, 1866.
Consolidated Aua. 2. 1881.1 SUMTER. S. C.. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1881. New Series-Yoi. I. No. 6.
Published C7sr? 2uc-siay,
-KY THE
Watchman and Southron Pv.UiJnng
Conijxan/y
SUMTER, S. G.
TERMS :
Two Dollars per annum-ia advance.
ADVERTISEMENTS.
One Square, first insertion.$1 00
Every subsequent insertion. 50
Contracts for three months, or longer will
be made at reduced rates.
Al! communications which subserve private
interests will be charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of respect will be
charged for.
Marriage notices and notices of deaths pub?
lished free;
For job work or contracts for advertising
address Watchman and Scvthron. or apply ai
the Office, to N. G. OSTEEN,
Business Mauager.
WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND
AUGUSTA E. R.
OX and after May lath, ]$S1. the following
schedule will be run on tin's Road:
NIGHT EXPRESS AND MAIL TRAIS. (Baily )
(Nos. 47 West and -IS Eai-t.)
Leave "Wilmington.10 05 p m
Arrive ot Florence .^. 2 25 a m
Leave Florence .;.;.... v. .. 2 40 a ra
Leave Sumter. 4 OS a m
Arrive at Columbia.6 OU a ia
Leave Columbia ....;.....;..;0 00 p m
Leave Sumter..;.? .12 OS a m
Arrive at Florence. 1 40 a m
Leave Florence. 2 00 a m
Arrive at Wilmington. C 20 a m
This Train stops onl? at Brinkley's. White
villc, Flemington. Fair D!u?F. Marion. Florence,
Timmonsville. Mayesvillc, Sumter, Camden
Junction and Eastovcr.
TBROUC?I FREIGHT TRAIS.
Daily, except Sundays.
Leave Florence._.._12 25 a m
Leavft Sumter . 3 13 a tn
Arrive at Columbia. 5 25 a m
Leave Columbia.- 5 00 p m
Leave Sumter.. S 20 p m
Arrive at Florence.II ?0 p m
LOCAL FREIGHT-(Daily except Sunday.)
Leave Florence. 3 50 p m
Arrive at Sumter-Lie over. 7 50 p m
Leave Sumter. 7 30 a m
Arrive at Columbia .ll 00.a m
Leave Columbia._3 15 a m !
Arrive at Sumter-Lie over. S 00 p m j
Leave Sumter. ? SO a m ?
Arriva at florence.12 "0 m I
A. POPE. G. P. A. I
JOHN F. DIVINE. Monera! Sup't._j
South Carolina Railroad, j
CHANGE OF SC If ED ULE.
ON AND AFTER MAY lath; ISSI, j
Passenger Trains on Camden Branch will \
ran as follows, until further notice:
EAST TO COLUMBIA-DAILY ?XCE^T SUNDAYS. |
Leave Camden. . 6 15 am;
Leave Camden Junction. 7 20 a m ?
A?rive at Colombia.10 35 am
WEST FROM COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEFT STSDAYS.
Leave Columbia. 6 30 a rn... 0 OU p ta !
\ Arrive Camden Junction, 10 52 a rn... 7 4') p m ;
Arrive at Camden. 12 40 p m... S 45 p m j
EAST TO CHARLESTON AND AIGUSTA
(Dat'y except Sundays.)
Leave Camden. 6* 15 a m... 3 ?0 p m j
Leave Camden June*... 7 20 a tn... 5 37 p m !
Arrive ai Charleston... 1 55 pm... 10 45 p m \
Arrive at Augusta- 3 20 o m... 7 25 a m j
WEST FttOM CHARLESTON AND ACGCSTA
(Daily Except Sundays )
Leave Charleston.- .5 .?C a tn... 9 05 a tn
Leave Augusta. 7 00 p KI... 7 55 a m
Arrive Camden June"... 10 ?2 a rn... 7 10 p m
Arrive at Camden. 12*49 p m... S 45 p m
CONNECTIONS.
Columbia and G r. e.] ville Railroad both ways
for all points on tha? Road and cn the Spar?
tanburg. Union and Cb!nmb?a and Sparenburg
and Ashville Railroads, also with the Char?
lotte, Columbia ant? Aug?sta Railroad to pud
from all points North hy rrains leaving Camdon
at 6 15 a m. anti nrr?ring a: S 45 p vi.
Connection* ;it A::j;us.:>. to ill TK.?ntS
"West and Soutb; also at CLariesioa with
Steamers for New Tor!; and Florida-on Wed?
nesday? and Saturdays.
On Sat^rd?ys ROI'ND TRIP TICKETS are
sold to and from all Stations ai one lust class
f>:re for the round trip-tickers being good tili
Monday cos, to re:urn. Exc-urciou tickets
good for 10 duvs are regularly on sale :'.> :? ri ?
j'rom all sratiens at 6 cents per mi!c f-.r round
trip.
THROUGH TICKETS to all points, can he
purchased by applying to James Jones. Agent
at Camden. " D. C. ALLEN*
General ?as?e*iger and Tivket Agent.
JOHN B. PECK, General Sop't,
Charleston. S. C
Columbia and Greenville Bail Hoad.
PASS ENGER D EPA RIM EN f,
COLTTXSIA. S. C.. Au-rust 31. ISSI
ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, S^ptemb r
1st, ISSI, Passenger Trains wUl rua as
herewith indicated, up*>n this road and its
branches-Daily except Sundays :
No. 42 Ur? Passenger.
Leave Columbia (A).ll 20 a ra
Leave Alston._.12 20 p m
Leave Newberry.I 2l p m
Leave Hodges.-.*.. 3 52 p tu
Laave Belton. . 5 05 p :a
Arrive at Greenville_. G 27 p m
No. 42 Down Passenger.
Leave Greenville at. .10 33 a tu
Leave Belton....ll 57 a m
Leave Ilodg-s. 1 12 p ?u
Leave Newberry. 3 47 p tn
Leave Alston. 4 -U> p m
Arrive at Columbia < V). ? 50 ? m
SrARTANSt'RtJ, U.M?S & CoLCMZMA K- R.
No. 42 Up Passenger.
Leave Alston. 12 40 p m
Leave Spartanbarg. S U A C Depot (R) 4 03 p m
Arrive Spartanburg R ? D Depot ( Ej 4 12 p m ?
No. 13 Down Passenger.
Leave Spartanburj; R & D DepotfTI) 12 4S p m
Leave Spartanburg S Jj ? C Depot (G ) 1 07 p ta
Leave Union. 2 *;5 p tn
Arrive at Alston. 4 30 p m
LAURENS KAIL ROAD.
Leave Newberry._. 3 55 p m
Arrive at Laurens C. II. 0 45 y m
Leave Laurens C. H. S 30 a m :
Arrive at New-berry.II 30 a m ,
ABBEVILLE BRAXCII
Leave Hodges. 3 50 p va '
Arrive at Abbeville. 4 4r*> [? m
Leave Abbeville.12 15pm j
Arrive at Hedges. I 05 p m j
B'.cc Rince R. R. & ANDERSON BRANCH. !
Leave Belton...... 5 os p m i
Leave Anderion._. 5 4 i p m ,
Leave Pendleton. <5 2? p m :
Leave Senaca (C). 7 2'; p m :
Arrive at Walhalla. 7 45 p m .'
Leave Walhalla. 9 2'.'. a m j
Leave Seneca (O). it 54 a m i
Leave Pendleton.li? ."0 a m i
Leave Anderson.Il 12 a m i
Arrive at Belton..li 4$ a m :
On and after above date toronga cars will he
run between Columbia and Ilenderscnvillc with?
out change.
CONNECTIONS.
A-With South Carolina Rail Road from
Charleston ; with Wilmington Columbia ? Au?
gusta R R from Wilmington and all points north
thereof: with Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta j
Kail Road from Charlotte and points north \
thereof.
B-With Asheville & Spartanburg Rail Road j
for points in Western N. C.
C-With A. ,fc C. Div. R & h. R. R. for all !
points South and West.
D-With A. ? C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from At- ;
Janta and beyond.
E-With A. <fc C- Div. R. ? D. R. R. for all
points South and West.
F-With South Carolina Rail Road for Char- i
leston ; with Wilmington, Columbia A Augusta j
Rail Read for Wilmington and the North ; wi1 h ?
Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Kail Road for j
Charlotte aod the North.
G-With Asheville & Spartanburg Rail '.toad j
from Hendersonville. j
Ii-With A. ? C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from
Charlotte & beyond.
Standard timo used is Washington, D- C.. :
which is fifteen minutes falter than Columbia. ?
W. FRI', Snp't. j
A. POPE. General Passenger Agent.
August 30, ISSI. tC
I A SHORT-SIGHTED FATHER.
-0-;
A farmer bad seven daughters,
And but little else he had :
Thc girls all bad good appetites,
And times were very bvA.
He bribed the country paper
To say in his cellar's mould
Ile had bidden, being a miser,
Seven kegs of pure, bright gold.
j He thought he kucw human nature,
That farmer, and he smiled
When down the seventh rope ladder he
Saw elope his seventh child.
But it's extremely doubtful
If at the time he foresaw
Tbeir return with his fourteen grand?
daughters
And seven sons-in law.
Times-Star.
\ THE SONS 0? A CLEEGYMAF.
i _
j A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE EX
j PEOlTS OF THE J A 31 ES ROYS.
-
j Robberies and Murders Snrpassing those of
j tb.? Celebrated Marrett Gang--1VIiat thc
I Motlier of the Boys Says, A Dozen Express
Trains and a Score of Banks Plundered.
From thc Cincinnati Enquirer.
i KANSAS CITY, MO., Aug. 4.-Upon
! arriving here on Monday the task of,
j finding out something of thc history I
! of the James boys was an easy one, j
? for here they were reared and here
I has ever been their harbor of refuge, j
! when chased from pillar to pest and j
j State to State by detectives. Here I
j many of their old guerrilla comrades j
! live, aud herc too, they have friends j
j and relatives residing.
The James boys were raised in j
j Clay County^, within twelve miles of
I Liberty : the Youngers in Jackson
j County, within four miles of Inuepen- j
I dence. There is something suggest- \
? ive in the names of their homes, for j
! liberty and independence with them i
I have been carried beyond the limits j
j of criminal l?ense.
I Frank James was born in Kentucky
?? 1841 : Jesse in Clay County, Mis- j
souri, in 1845. Their father was the
! Rev. Robert James, a prominent and :
; eloquent Baptist minister, a pleasant j
and courteous gentleman, possessed j
of more education thau was common j
with the ministers of his Church in j
the frontier days of 1843 in this State, !
wheu the James family moved from j
Kentucky to Clay County. He was j
one of the first trustees of the Wi I- ;
liam Jewell College, localed at Liber- !
I tv, and, though a rc-ident ofthat vi- j
cinily only from 1843 to 1849, he has j
! left a kindly remembrance of himself j
I among the old settlers. In the latter- ?
j named year he wont to California, j
; and there died, in 1851. To this day j
! the old settlers about the James's j
' home say, and it has become a tradi- j
j tion, that the Rev. Robert James was j
j driven from home by his wife.
This brings me to speak of the j
I James boys' mother. She is still alive j
j atid vigorous, and resides on a well- j
i cultivated farm four mites east o? j
i Kearney, a station on thc Hannibal .
? anet St. Joseph Railroad, seventeen |
; miles northeast of this city. She was j
j a Miss Zetelda Cale, of Scott County, ?
I Kentucky, and, though she has at- j
j tained the advanced age of 5S, she
! wears the traces still cf what iii her ;
\ young womanhood must nave made j
j her tiie famed beauty la all thc court- .
; try lound about. Her neighbors say :
i that Aunt Zcrel, as she was common- ;
\ ly called, has transmitted to "the j
; boys'\ali the deviltry they possess, j
I If so, what an exuberant abundance j
j she must have had in her day. No !
I wonder her meek Baptist husband j
' went on a mission to California.
! I
THE MOTHER OE THE JAMES BOYS.
She is 58 years old, well preserved, !
i vigorous in body as well as in spirit, j
! Her hair hair is gray, quito white, \
j her eyes a steely blue, her face is a .
? long oval, set off by a firm, determin- ;
j ed expression about the mouth, maik- j
; ed bv a few lines of age, and flushed ;
? v O* I
j with a ruddy glow of health. In fig- j
I ure she is a commanding woman, j
! weighing fully ITO pounds, and is :
; six feet high-away above the modi- j
j um run of womankind. She is shrewd, :
i has dauntless courage, and displays !
I a devotion for "the bovs" that can .
_ v
I be likened to nothing else but a ti- ;
i gress's love for her cubs. After six ,
j years of widowhood she married Dr. j
j Reuben Samuels, a respectable cit?- \
\ zen, and he is still under her dominion. ;
! 1 saw her in a store itt Kearuev. I :
: said, 'Tm glad to meet von, Mrs. !
j. . ' O ml ' I
! Samuels." 1 did not find her disin- i
I dined to talk, but found her whollv ;
, disinclined to be communicative ;
j about the boys. She claims they are j
both dead, and tears filled her eyes j
j when she said it. "A sure sign," :
; said an old neighbor, when i told him !
! of it. '-'that the boys was in that thar j
j affair up at Winston.7' When asked j
: how they died sise replied with her ;
Customary declaration when any in - ;
formation of thc boys is sought to be j
pumped out of her. "That's a lead- i
ing military question.77 When asked :
ii Jesse had been killed by George ;
Shepherd, as was claimed, she red- \
dened with indignation, and con-:
temptuously exclaimed ; "What, that j
one-eyed fellow- ? Xo one-eyed lei- j
low could get the drop on Jess. It j
would take a man with two eyes, and :
mighty good ones at that, to do it." j
Claiming, tearfully, that both her ?
husband and boy are dead, she denied, i
of course, their connection with the ?
Winston robbery. Warmed up on j
the subject, she gesticulated violent- j
ly, and thc stump of her right arm- j
she lost her right hand during a raid j
on her house by detectives-pointed j
emphasis to her equally emphatic de- ;
mmcialion of press ur person who i
attributed the Winston or any other j
robbery or murder to her boys. The j
talk lusted for an hour, and was |
brought to an abrupt conclusion by |
the old lady saying, "? must go," j
but not before extending a cordial I
invitation to your correspondent "to j
come out to the house and see ns." i
She then went to a horse block, un- I
hitch her saddle horse, mounted un
assisted, and trotted oil' home.
Accepting the in- itation as a safe- !
guard against atty danger, oven j
though the boys were at home, 1 j
went out the next day.
The road leading to tho James' cita- [
adel, for it may almost be called
is up and down hill through a ri
rugged country, with scattered w
on either side, with here and 1
an opening for a cornfield or a h
patch. The country is weil sei
and farm houses are almost in ha
ing distance all thc way to Mr. ?
ueis's. The house stands near
road in a well-wooded pasture,
just around it there is consider
shrubbery, and a row of lilac bu
to the left of the building, lt :
I modest three-room habitation 1
of logs, but about it and ail over
farm there is a look of thrift, g
management and comfort. Enter
I was at once recognized by 2
Samuels, who busied herself at c
to extend cordial hospitality,
visit, however, profited nothing
youd seeing the home of the Ja
boys.
THE YOUTH OF THE JAMES BOYS.
j lt was here and about Kcar
! that Frank and Jesse James led
eventful lives until the breaking
of the 1SGI--65 war. They were
ovei-fond of attending school in tl
youth, but preferred squirrel hunt:
and in horsemanship they bec?
famous. As the other boys in
neighborhood were, so were th
There was nothing vicious ab
them, though high spirited, and tl
are remembered to-day as boys
pleasing manners and general lav
ites. When their comrades got
frolicking the boys never took p;
for then and now they never drii
The latent devil in them was brou*
out during tiio war. Both sides
Missouri were guilty of the great
atrocities, and each party vied w
thc other in devising devilish a
horrible wa'ys of retaliation, Il fin
ly became not war, but murder, i
sanctioned by anything but the li
of blood. In this school of crime ?
James boys learned the lesson tl
has made them at this day the 1U(
daring, desperate, and bloddthirs
criminals known to the West.
Frank James jjiued Quanirel
guerrillas when he was twenty yer
old. Ile soon became noted for 1
daring and murderous ferocity. Jc
se, only fourteen years old, song
service at thc same time, but was i
jected as too young. Returning hom
he became serviceable as a spy ?
the guerrillas infesting Clay and a
joining counties. His stepfather, I
Samuels, was a pronounced Sec<
sion ist, and old Mrs. Samuels ga
unbridled license lo her tongue
advertising her s\rmpaihy for ti
South. The family, thus making the:
selves conspicuous, were marked i
vengeance by. the Union militia
the State, who were stationed
Kearney and other tow?s in th;
locality.
Some time in thc eariy summer
IS62 the Federals, in pursuance <
their vow of vengeance against tl
Samnelsc8, visited the farm. Dr. Sar
uels was encountered, and abrupt1
told it was their design to hong hin
A rope was produced, and, condnc
ing him a few rods from the hous'
he was actuali}* swung up, withe,
being given time even to expostulate
His wile, fearing danger, having soc
the squad of soldiers moot her hu
band and go off with him, followec
and reached the scene of the hangin
just us tito Federals had tv med trot
their work as a completed job, an
cut him down. Ile was resuscitate
with great difficulty. Jesse Jame
was threatened with hanging, bul Iii
youth saved him, lie escapod wit
many cuffs and blows nt tue hands o
the soldiery. His mother and sisle
were imprisoned in St. Joseph. Tin
so enraged Jesse that he again sough
Quantreiis' bund and implored io bi
admitted. lie was accepted, iris broil;
or Frank interceding for him. Thu
the lad of fifteen began a life of mut
der and crime, a career of daring an<
desperate deeds that has no paraile
in history. Frank had airead}' attar;
ed eminence in OuanlrelFs gang o
murderers and cutthroats, and Jesse
emulating his example, soon eclipse?,
him, and became the leader in ail ex
pedllions where nerve, daring brave
ry, and a reckless disregard for hit
own or other lives were required.
WHOLESALE MURDER OF WOUNDED oOI.D?Er.i
In Quahtroll's command the James
boys found congenial spirits in Cole
and Jim Younger, Jarrette, dell Mil?
ler. George Shepherd, and others
who have been partners in their rob?
beries since tiie war. Both wore in
t?u nu troll's band of 200 when Law?
rence, Kan., was sacked, burned, and
nearly every malo inhabitant ruth?
lessly murdered. Jesse James boast?
ed at the time to have shot down
thirty-six.
Probably no horror of cqnal enor?
mity or atrocity was ever perpetrated
tuan the massacre at Centralia, Aro.,
a way station on thc Wabash llail
road " in Boone County. Here, on
Sept. 27, 1804, Bili Anderson, assist?
ed by Jesse and Frank James, killed
thirty-two invalid soldiers in cold
blood, xii ey first raided the village
and sacked the stores. Then, wait?
ing for the east-bound train, they
stepped it and robbed the passengers
of their money. Among the passen?
gers were ihirty-two sick soldiers eu
route from St. Joseph to St, Louis
for better hospital accommodations.
These poor wretches were marched
out and aligned by Frank and Jesse
James; and Bill Anderson, with his
own hands, shot and killed every man
of them, a pistol being handed him
by either Frank or Jesse a.-; J'M.SL as j
he emptied the one in Land.
Scarce had the diabolical massacre
been finished before a company of
Iowa volunteers appealed in the dls
tance, and they, ' ?o, became victims
to the unerring aim of these bandits.
Thus within two hours eighty slain
were piled about thc village. Such
scenes as these hardened tl>c James
boys, and make their latter-day
crimes merely trivial iii comparison
When the war ended this country j
^ccamu tor? hut to hold the guerrillas. !
Jesse J amos accompanied George j
Shepherd to Texas, while Frank lol- ?
lowed lue fortunes of Qtiaulsoli into i
Kentucky, whore ho escaped, by tho :
merest accident, from being in the
fight when (Quanti-jil was mortally
wounded and his bund exterrriit.
THE FIRST SANK RC^CDSUTES.
For three years tue James
sank from public gaze. Tn the ??]
of 156S Jesse James, aceomp;
by (Jobi Younger, Al Shop
George Shepherd, and Jim V\
dashed into Russell vii Ic. Ky.,
robbed the bank of ? 14,000: Pi
the party entered the bank, whii
others remained outside, and b
a fusillade up and down the sive:
intimidate the inhabitants. Aile
curing the money the robbers
oil', and, though vigorously purs
escaped. George Shepherd, how<
was captured t'.vo weeks after
robbery, fully identified, and so
a th. ee years' term in thc penitent
Their first robbery in Missouri
place in Galiatiu, where not only
they rob the bank bat deliberr
shot and killed the cashier, after
had collected all thc money in
bank; Frank and Jesse Jai?es
Cele Younger were tho only i
concerned in the robbery. Fi
guarded the avenues of appro
while Cole Younger and Jesse ei
ed the bank and forced tho tribut'
For two years the Jamos t
hung around tue Kio Grande from
in Mexico. In 1870 they retun
Corydon, Iowa, a prospeious
liage near the Missouri line, was
vaded and the bunk relieved of
COO. At the time of this robber
political meeting was in progress ;
the town and when the boys
euectually gutted the bank they r
to thc public gai hering. There (
Younger interrupted the speaker,
announced thc fact of the bank i
bery. The crowd was fairly stupe
iincl derisively laughing at the c
sternation produced, the bandits
spurs to their horses and rode
Pursuit was given but in vain.
Two years intervened before
gang was beard of again. Kcntuc
was a second time thc sufferer,
i limbla was the scene of the ?obbc
and thc two James boys, Cole, Jim, ;
John Younger, were the Jive who di?.
Here again, murder signalized
visit of these highwaymen, the b:
cashier being shot down in c
blood, and another party in the b:
being seriously wounded, thou
effecting his escape by a rear do
Only $200 was obtained by this rn
A DARING ROBBERY IN KANSAS CUT.
In the fall of this year Kansas 0
was for the first time visited by l
outlaws in an official capacity. 1
County Agvicultaral Fair was in p
grcss, and it was on Thursday. <
big day, that three men not oi
?light have been but were seen
ride up to the gate of thc groim?
They were mounted and wore io
linen dusters and the usual wi de-bri
med slouched hat commonly affect
Missourians. On reaching the
oi\>.: dismounted, handing his bric
reins tc his comrade. lie approach
tiie ticket office, and. looking thron
tito window, said to tho cashie.
" What if I was io tay I wa^ Jo
James, and toni yon to hand out ri.
tin box of money-what would y
say?';
'.I'd say I'd see you ir; h-i ii rs I
was thc contemptuous reply .
"Well, that's just who 1 am-Jes
James : and you had better hand
emt pretty d-d quick or-" Aird i
rest of the sentence waa finished i
levelling a huge navy revolver at tl
cashier.
The box was handed ont, with i
contents of $10,000. Returning wi
the cash, Jesse remounted, and ti
three desperadoes began firing the
pistols and hurriedly rode off. Ti
alarm became general almost immoc
ateTy. Pursuit was organized, b
the boys got away with thc moue;
jpn ly three nights after this occu
ance two men rode up to tho front ?
the Timen building, and hailing
passer-by politely requested him 1
go up stairs and tell Major John ^
Edwards the editor, that two genii*
men would like io see him at the bo
tom of tho stairway. In a few KU
ments Major Edwards came dowi
and one of the horsemen accoste
him by saying : "Major, we are th
James boys, wo wish to present yo
this gold watch and chalti beca ur,:.' c
the fair treatment you have alway
given us."
At this thc taller of the two, au
thc spokesman, Jesse, pulled out
handsome and costly gold watch
and, holding it by the chain, pas?c?
it over to the editor of the l-iniet
11 o w c d i tor of th e S e d al i a Demacra .
So soon as thc watch was ?ccepte?
with an astonished "Thank you,- tba
boys said "Good-by, old fellow" in ;
jovial sort of w&y, and rode off. Tim
occurrence was made known to t!?
police witriiii ii ve minutes after i
took place, but thc boys were no
caught
Tiiis daring exploit was followec
in six weeks by the robbery of tin.
bank at St. Genevieve. Noboby wai
killed herc, but $4,0 Q?0 way puai-'..-'
into the capacious mouth of tin:
bandits' saddle bags. They wc:;
followed northwest to tho Missouri
where al! trace of them was lost.
YUK FIRST RAILROAD ROmiSKIES.
The next heard of them was in June
of 1373. The James boys wore rec?
ognized around home in Ch?y County,
and shortly after their appearance a
train on the Chicago, Rock Island ami
Paeiiic Railroad was wrecked, and
thc express messenger was robbed of
$0,000. .Eight mon were en,ira ev tl
in tiiis afialr, and it is credited to :hc
James boys, Cole, Bob. and Jim
Younger, and three oilier bandits
whose names aie not known. Follow?
ing this event severa! sb?ge robberies
tock place about ti::: ?le? Stirings,
Ark., in which the cid gang are said
to have been implicated.
They put tia- climax to their auda?
cious career in this section of i mmlry
by thc robbery of an Iron Mountain
Railroad train at Gad's .Hid. They
io? ' possession of the sta tit JU-, swltcu:
cl thc train ca- a ri.le Lt .wk, and, at
their le?-ere. ('ici! Miller, J'-ssy ami
Frank, and Jim - ai Cole Yimn'Tr
strippet] tue pas^eifgers of their sur
pies wealth, and robbed tie: express i
car of $Ii,?00.
This robbery, following co fast tip- j
on numerous others, arc'-scd !he :
j nuthoj^ics, and especially the 1
i read K:v\ CX press companies to
: something to protect their large
: teres! s. pinkerton's Detective Ap
. cy was employee? to hunt down ;
! bring these daring outlaw?; tojusll
! From thc appearance of Pinkerlc
detectives on tho scone in 1S74 a
thc undertaking was hopelessly afc
doned two 3-c::rs altor, the ?nest iii
ling "vents of tho story occur. "?
detectives put forth their best efix
to compass thc capture of thc bi
ands, but their most adroit senor
wore frustrated, and the dctecti
who undertook their capture came
an untimely end at the hands of
enemy,
TUE FATE OF SEVERAL DETECTIVES.
j John "W. Wi cher first minerie
; thc perilous task of finding and c
i turing Ibo James boys and their
sociales, ii-'.' found them, but it v
he and nut they who were captnr
Disguised as a laboring man, he \
ited tue Samuels farm, nod ap pl i
for work. The boys were at hon
and with them Cleil Miller, for so
reason, whether advised of i'm prude
inquiries made by Wicher in Libel
or not, the boys suspected hi
Against every asseveration that
was just what he represented hims
to be, Wicher was made captii
Bound and tied ou a horse lie v.
marched by the three to and a cn.
the Missouri, and his body was lou
near Independe, ce, Jackson Gonn)
with three gunshot wounds in ?
head.
This failure did not deter others
the detectives from continuing t
work. Wicher had undertaken
ferret out (he James boys. Capt. Ti
of the Chicago police and Jam
Wright toed: upon themselves 1
task ('('uncovering thc Younger bro!
ors. Disguised as cattle buyers, th?
invaded tho Younger country in Ca
County, in route taking into thc
confidence anni employ Ed McDaniel
a deputy sheriff at Osceola. In tl
course of their travels they stopp?
ever night at a relative's of ti
Youngers, where John and Jim we:
at the time, but ?ticy kept out ofsfgl
The turee strangers being togetlr
awakened thc boys' suspicions. Ti
next morning they followed the th rt
strangers, and overtook them on t!
road. An unguarded cxclamatioi
"My God, herc is Jim and Jol
Younger," gave the trio away. Tl
Youngers ordered them to hold i
their hands. McDaniels and Tr
obeyed, but Wright put spurs to h
'norse and lied, Jim Younger pursuit;
i him. John in the mean ti.ne pourc
' the contents of a double shotgun in!
McDaniels and killed him. Tull ;
this pulled out his pistol, and firin
at John Younger, struck hit? in il
neck, from which wound he die?
Jim Younger, attracted by thc firin
gave up thc pursuit ol' Wright, au
I returning look part in the fight, au
. firing at Tull he foil from his hors,
as ii was supposed by the robbe
j do:ni. John Lounger being sore iii
i ins brother took him in charge an
I returned to thc house they hud ju*
iel';, on their murderous /mission-. Gap
Tu!: was fourni that night by sorti
negroes, was taken io i>. neighbor in
town, and a?cr lingering for si
weeks died.
ROUriiXiT A rr.Aix ce: TUE KANSAS rx?z?i
For sor.:o time tho gang d?sappe.-vi
cd from, sight. Tn December, 1ST ?
however, tl icy robbed a train on li;
Iv.-insar, Payffio Railroad, near Munch
I The hand comprised Jesse Jame;
Ciel! Milier, Thompson, Bud McDar
ibis, and Jim Hinds. The five firs
placed obstructions on the track a
hour before clark. When che tra;
stopped two men jumped on the en
?i'-O, wiili revolvers ia their hand;
and 01 de ced thc engineer io inov
slowly ahead, tho express car having
in the mean time been def ached fro ti
the train. Moving ahead about ??a!
a mile, Jessi: Janies, GI ci i Miller, am
Bud McDaniels br ol;, j into the expr?s
car. At Lue monti; of a pistol the ex
press messenger handed over $^iTQ''?i
in rs oney and a largo consignment o
jewelry cu route to New York fron
a Lawrence house. Thc gang the:
fired several shots in order to frighten
I tiro train hands, and then mounting
horses concealed in thc woods, es
Caped.
Three days afterwards Bud McDau
ie!s, whose father kept a livery stable
on Grand avenue, in this city, wai
arrested on Main street while drunk.
an-1 upon being searched at police
Headquarters, ?1,100 and some ni
the san) plo jewelry taken from the
Kansas Pacific train ivas discoverd
j on In's person., lt was the first sus
; picion the police had that McDaniels
i was one of the train-robber gang, but
? thc proof was absoluto, and he was
j taken to [Cansas for trial. He finally
broke jai! at Lawrence in May of the
year following, and was shirt by a
farmer mimed Bauennan while escap?
ing: Ba norma!: went into a field to
mow. and took a nile with i ii in, it
having been reported that ibo train
robbers was in tlie imighborhor.d.
lb: saw McDaniels a quarter (d' a.
: mile distant:, and as he was mounting
a horse he had stoic:?, ?.auermav. fired,
and the? noted bushwhacker was mor?
tally wounded. With tho exception
of the killing of John "Voungcr by
Capt Tul!, the death of McDaniels
was the first violent ending of any
member of thc famous robber band.
Ciel! Miller ami Ilir.ds were arrested
for ?lie Muncie robbery, Miller in
Carrol! County, ami iliads at inde?
pendence, the e?irnty seat oj* Jackson
? ' .amy, ten miles ire n (Cansas GKv.
?till cr:-al ter Ivis mrcS?, capiured the
SheriiT in c!:?,rgv, ?md hoi ting him
ia front ol' In's, body, bade him semi
!::s d.cputies away, and with a re?
volver i?n:?7,?o in his <-ar, thc (.ilicer
complied-, ami th?' ifighwayman
cscat- ;d : Imf his end was nut manv
vears distant. i lin ls ese;.ped ii:
about, tho same manner from tho nin?
eo rs (?f iiidepeudenCf, and i: is never
be-on boas .! 'rom.
j To ll.] COXT1XTTE1?. |
vino i i' j*arn':;ni's td'.-v::-; .-.'tvs nc i;;.:: ?
hail as ::?.;ny sweaty live women to
oner to elope with him in a single
ic?soh. \Vh..l\j umro, v worried
iiiiu almost io death :Vr fear, th cv j
v^u. : i
Parable cf tho Farmers.
-0
Ac religions services, ono night last
? week, thc 'Parable of thc Ton Virgins'
j was read, and as wo listened with atrcn
? tire ears to what thc preacher had to
! say about them t bc 4 "Parable of the
Farmers" occurred to us, which will
no doubt bc found in the revised edi?
tion of thc New Testament, as being
applicable to the times. Thc Parable
of the Farmers" reads as follows :
1. Then shall thc State of South Car?
olina bc likened unto a great multitude
of farmers, that set out in thc Spring
time to plant thc seed and harvest the
yield therof.
2. And a few of them were wise, and
a great multitude were foolish.
3. They that were foolish took their
mules te thc ?clds, and took no corn
with thom.
4. But the wise took corn from their
cribs wherewith to nourish and invigor?
ate their animals.
5. While the spring tarried they all
loitered, and made no provision for thc
nourishment of the animals wherewith
they would be enabled to harrow the
soil
6. And at mid Spring there was a cry
from every bill : Behold the beauty of
the sun; feel the warm and pleasant air;
hear thc- song of the winged tribe ; go
ye into all the Sehls and valleys, and
prepare the land fer the sower.
7. Then ali these farmers bestirred
themselves, and with plow and gear pre?
pared fer tlic great struggle.
o'. And the foolish said anio thc wisc,
give us of your corn ; for our cribs are
empty.
9 We have not hewn down thc un?
profitable tree, neither have '.ve tilled
the soil nigh unto the waters' coge.
10. Thc excessive growth of that grain
which doth most cheaply appease tire
cravings of your plow animals arc most
assuring to you, and of your abundant
cribs wc ask a measure.
11. But thc wise answered, saying.
Xot so ; lost there bc not enough for ns
and you : but go rather io them thar,
sell, and buy for yourselves.
12. And while they were gone to buy
of thc merchant, even of him who takes
a Hen upon the cotton and other growing
crops, while a mortgage secures to him
also the beast of burden, aud what?
ever else the foolish farmer might pos?
sess, even unto thc four footed beast
which wears the yoke, the wise farmers
had prepared the rich soil aud sown the
; profitable seed.
13. The rains ?esconded cn thc
ground of thc wise farmer, thc seed
sprang up, while the fields of the foolish
farmer, who bad gone to thc distant
city and enslaved himself that bc and
his os might cat, had not yet been
stirred.
l-l. Thc wisc farmers having done
their work in season, they gathered
some fifty and others a hundred fold.
15. But because of neglect of thc hus?
bandman thc ?elds of him who was lazy,
yea of him who loafed under ibo shade
o' *1;c forest, even while he promised an
immem'C profit to him who held a lien
upon ali ha had, would not in due sea?
son cause tho seed thereof to germinate,
neither would it fructify tho earth.
IO. in thc Fail cf year at the har?
vest time thc gil mers uf the wise far?
mers were filled even to overflowing.
17. Sut the garners of the foolish
far a.-ers were empty, and their cattle
died from hunger.
IS. The :ucrc3iant v.'Tic sold corn to
these foolish farmers then demanded the
shekels which were due to him, and 'll
the property nf the foolish farmer was
sold to furnish gold with which to satis?
fy tho lieu to him who was wise.
19. Aod it came to pass io the Fail
of that year, that the high sheriff, at
thc command of the wisc merchant, snld
everthing upon which thc foolish far
mer had given a lien, and thc vase mer?
chant gre ?y exceeding rich, and on ac?
count of his gold, m's nanic was known
far and near.
20. fe that year distress was great iu
ali parts of the land, and many foolish
farmers began to complain at fate, and
also to speak bitterly of leaving the
homes of their birth, to settle in thc re?
motest bounds of earth, even in the
worst land known to man, which is
sometimes called thc State of Texas.
21. Others again of thc foolish far?
mers looked with ionging eyes to that
hind called by thc seductive name of
thc- "land productive of flowers, milk
and honey."
22. But woe is them that arc deceiv?
ed. Their latter days shall bc worse
than the first, and they shall be given
to thc constant and ceaseless batting of
Hies and gnats by day, and their ears at
night shr.ll noi bc exempt from the
music of the friendly mosquito,
23 Aud in after years thc wife and
children of thc foolish, farmer who left
his native laud suffered greatly for
bread, and bc had not shoes to put upon
their feet.
21. And being unable to send them
to school, and there bein* no church or
synagogue within a day's journey of
bis borne, the oils pring cf his marriage
became not a pride to him who forsook
tho home and friends of his nativity.
25. While all this befell thc foolish
farmer, thc wisc farmer remained at
home, and because of Ids nrudence and
energy, is surrounded by friends and
i kindred, and his gold iocrcaseth daily.
2(5. Ami when all those things be?
came known thc tillers of thc soil, from
thc mountains to thc sea. who remained
in the homes of their birth were deeply
impressed with their p-ist felly, and
with ono accord all resolved to sow*
their hill sides in red oats, and deter?
mined to plant the waste bottoms in
corn.
-7. And when all thc?c came to pnss, ?
tho people throughout thc leungtli aud
breadth of all Abbeville, were happy,
and rejoiced in the possession of au
abundance of gold.-Abbeville Press
:;;::[ Ho urn r.
i., rd Shaftesbury raid : 4,i lia vc
len;- ft.-!-: that unless mothers arc guod,
on- eli arches can accomplish but little.
Any improvement that can be brought
lo bear up-,ii mothers, will accomplis!;
a greater amount of good than anything
else that cnn in dene.*'
Lot avcuy man endeavor to make the
v;>?r':'. napp}'., by a strict ?>cr.foni>:??eo. ?
of his duty co Cod and man, :?m. thc ;
mighty work of reformation will .-uou !
be accomplished. j
Eleven ?Tens of Gold,
Over ?5,000,000 in bron-], salmon
colored bars' or bric!:.- of gold, occa?
sionally darkly ting rd with a copper
like coating, says tho Philadelphia
Times, arrived recently nt thc United
States mint. They eau:e on in orre
hundred wooden boxes, about two feet
square and a foot deep. An express
wagon with several custodians, carried
them and they were rolled and dumped
into the weighing-room like so much
lead. To thc men ia the mint thc daily
handling of fabulous sums of the pre?
cious metal begets an indifference that
puts it on a par with the commonest
merchandise. Not an ounce of it, how?
ever, is free from the closet scrutiny
while within these walls Although a
man may walk in from thc street and
stand at a stop before tim open door of
thc weighing room vault, where ?30,
000,000 is stored, with bat a single
o facial in sight, it would need but the
slightest alarm to have a score of men
with loaded weapons in their hands
standing cn thc spot. Unlike foreign
mints, no display of armed protection
of thc treasure is made, but thc prceau
ions arc nevertheless complete. Thc
large eonsigumcnt came from thc assay?
er's office in New York. Each box con?
tained a "melt," or in other words, thc
entire relined contents of a crucible,
each varying in quantity, and every
brick was numbered. Thc men who do
thc heavy work opened thc boxes, took
off the paper wrappings and piled the
bricks upon thc scales. Then the clerk
weighed them and carried tho bricks
into thc vault. The entire weight was
2?0:060.78 ounces troy, or eleven tons.
The actual net weicht valuation was
$5.11)4.4GG.ol. If" any one could
count ip30 every miaute, and keep it up
without stopping, it would take within
a fraction of four mouths to count this
amount in coin, in thc mint all the
counting is done by weight and meas?
ure. Piles of various kinds of coin are
measured, and if ?hov arc thc requisite
number of inches each way, and the
weight corresponds, the number and
value is set down far more accurately
than if the money had been counted by
thc deftest finders.
Belshazzar and His Ercther
EUI,
Belshazzar Smith bad a bad and
very dangerous habit of walking in his
sleep. His family feared that during
one of his somnambulistic sauateriegs
he would charge out of a window and
kill himself, so they persuaded him to
sleep wita his little brother William,
and to tie ono end cf a rope around
his body, and the other around little
William. Thc very first night after
this arrangement was made, Belshaz?
zar dreamed that a burglar was pursu?
ing him with a dagger. So he crept
over to William's side of the bcd,
stepped over William's slumbering
form, jumped out on thc ?oor aud slid
under the bed. lie s:uyeU herc awhile
and then, his nightmare having
changed he emerged upon the other
side of thc lcd and got under the cover
in his old place.
The rope it will be observed, was
beneath thc bcd. and it was pulled taut
too. Karly in the morning Belshazzar
about half awake scrooged over against
William. To his surprise thc move?
ment jerked William clear out of bod.
"Bel^hr.zzar lcr.pcd out to n^cerralt! thc
. cause of the phenomenon, and at the
same tune his brother disappeared un
der thc bcd. Belshazzar, hardly awake,
was scared and he dived beneath thc
bedstead. As he did so he heard Wil?
liam skirmishing across the blankets
above his head. Once more he rushed
out, just in time to see William glide
over thc other side. Belshazzar just
r.hnn bc-C?mc milicien?ly conscious to
feel thc repe pulling OD him. Ile com?
prehended the situation at once, and
disengaged himself.
Perhaps, little William was not mad.
lie was in the hospital, undergoing re?
pairs, for about three weeks, and when
he came out he had a strange desire to
sleep ?loue.
Belshazzar anchors himself to an
anvil now.
Henry Clay Fond of VJhizt
Henry Clay's favorite recreation for
many years was a game of whist, to
which at one time he was passionately
addicted-not for thc stakes but for
thc distraction and excitement of thc
gaum. Mr. Winthrop says that there
is a tradition that while Cloy was vis?
iting Boston in ISIS, and lodging at
the Old Exchange Coffee House in Con?
gress street, a servant ra hed into the
parler in which h? was at the
whist table with a few gentlemen of
the old school, and announced that
j the hotel was on fire.
I "Oh. there will he time enough, I
chiul:.;J cried Mr. Clay, "to finish thc
game,'* and Suish it they before the
lietel was burned to thc g.o ? d. .
A similar tradition was curren* in
Washington at a iaicr period, that,
while Mr. Clay was Sneaker, he and
his friends had passed a whole night at
cards, and were still going on with
their games when thc hour was close
at hand for thc opening of thc morning
session of Congress.
"Wait a few minutes, gentlemen,"
said Mr. Clay, "and I will wash my
face and bauds, and run down to the
House and call John Taylor to tho
chair, and then ? will come back and
we will have another rubber."
- -j-mm~ aim -
A distinguished Austrian physician
has recently published a book in which
he attempts to provo that habitual crim?
inals are .-uoh because they cannot help
it. ile has examined tim brains of a
?umher of pe rti > tc n t *. co u c J reis, and has
invariably found that the superior frontal j
convolution is.not continuous, but is}
di video! into four sub-convolutions anal- j
agous to the parts found in predatory |
cami'.vryus animals, and he thinks j
that the mental characteristics of
criminals are due to this peculiar forma?
tion of the brain. 'There is probably
a substratum of truth \\\ the hvpothesis
of the learned professor,,' says thc Lon?
don Er ho, 'bur, inasmuch ns these
habitual criminals in varia.! !" ':uov; ;ho
;;..:"< .:. nee between a pe:my a' >io
ling, there is uo reason why they should
not leam thc difference between right
and vr:o:\-'.'
2TEWS ITEMS.
The Democratic State Convention of
Nev? York will be held at Albany Octo?
ber ?lth.
The notorious Jose Mansfield, whoso
association with James Fiske, Jr., is so
well remembered, iii keeping a gambling"
house in paris.
Millions of fish were killed in Borraic
Bayou last week by amtaoD?a that es?
caped from the iee factory at Houston,'
? esas.
If one-half the stories about? tte un'-,
healthy condition of the White House
amount to anything, they ought to pui.
Guiteau in there as soon as they get thc
Pr?sident out.
General Fitzhugh Lee will marshal,
three thousand Virginia militiamen at
Yorktown.
An exchange says: "Plump girls
are again in fashion." They have
never out of fashion io this bailiwick.
There are three Presbyterian churches
in Pickens county, and the fourth will
soon be completed.
The four Greenville Academy of Mu?
sic incendiaries, the News says, have
become very insolent and defiant siDce
thc order staying execution in their
cases, and seem determined to make
Sheriff Gilrcatb's future duty a pleasant
one.
A Liberal is defined by a Virgiuian
as "a man who is willing to get office
iu any way he can." Have we any
Liberals hereabouts ?
A chap in Oregon married four wives
within ten milos of each other, and
wasn't found out until the four happen?
ed tc meei, at a pic-nic and showed the.
same kind of dollar-store errr-rrngs.
The chair in which John Hancock
sat when he attached that handsome Sig?
natare to the Declaration of indepen?
dence, now stands iu St. Paul's Church
at Norfolk, Va.
A Connecticut man wouldn't be?
lieve thtit an attempt had been made to
assassinate the President* and uotbing
could convince him but a journey to
Washington. They wouldn't let him
?ce the President and be went home
mad.
Taxation for Sta*e purposes in 2veva
da is ninety cents on the one- hundred
dollars. This is the largest State tax?
ation in the Union, and yet it fails to
enable the authorities to meet curreat^^
expenses, which arc over- thirty thous?
and dollars a month.
James Barns, of Ohio, ate a maten
with a ??OO-pound hog the other day,
thc provisions being pudding and milk:
James ate from a pau and the hog front'
a trough and the hog was meanenough
to beat his riyal by two minutes,
Near Chattanooga they have estab?
lished an industry novel in this country.
It is a sheen dairy for the manufacture
of cheese. Sheep cheese is a favorite
article of food in Austria, and this en?
terprise, which begins with 1,000 sheep,
is under the management of an Austrian;
Gold is coming into thc country pret?
ty freely, and the receipts for the rest
of thc calendar year are estimated at
twenty-five million. Meanwhile tbs
elevators of the country are filled witH"
grain awaiting shipment. It dees not
look bad, especially as prices of produce'
are considerably higher than ayearagov
Bob Ingersoll : A Wisconsin woman
lost her voice, went to Devil's Lake, in
that State, this Summer, and it was re*
stored to her. Thus, yon see, the devil
is attending to business daring the lro?
seasons as weil as at other times, while
fashionable ministers close their busi
uc.-s and go abroad to the mountains.
On the 5th inst., between Pickc-ns
C. H, and Easlcy Station, a colored
num. Vf ta. Duke, was driving a yoke
of oxen, hauling logs to a saw mill.
As he was passing near the mill pond,
which is surrounded by ragged banks,
the oxen ran away and precipitated
themselves into the pond, throwing him
from tue wagon breaking Hs 5knil-,
ile died in about ten minutes sfter thk>'
accident.
Miss Alice Til ton, second daughter
of Theodore Triton, was married on Ju?
ly 4, at Stuttgart, Germany, where for
several years she has been studying art,
to Mr. John E. Cardia of Charleston,
S. C.. who for some time has been at?
tached to one of the Stuttgart banks.
Two daughters of the mtra-abolitionist
Tilton have been married in Europe
to Southern men. Miss Florence being
the wife of a New Orleans gentleman*
now residing ic London. Mrs. Gard" a -,
and her husband will return to V
country this fall with Theodore Ttl' ^a .
who is uow in Europe, and will r ?gnjj
in Chicago. Miss Alice pursued Tje-"art
studies with such display of talc-t}lat
a water color painted by hf r w ??- exhi?
bited ia the last Paris Su'on. an J,-mach
to her pride, it found a purchaser ai a
handsome price.
Judge B. C. Pressle- has purchased
and presented to his wife, a tract of laud
i:i Glassy Mountain township Green?
ville C'z-tJty containing about 1,000
acres. Upon ia:5 traci is situated
Saluda Falls. Although tuc roar of
these falls can bc distinctly heard from
Casar's Ilea?!, nothing WAS known of
them un to seven or right years ago,
when a party headed by Judge Pressley
succeeded, after some difficulty, in
openhig a trail to them. Persons who "
have visited thc place are unanimous ia
pronouncing thc falls superior to either
Toccsa or Tallulah : while some of its
moro enthusiastic admirers claim, that
in wile-' and picturesque beauty, it is
second en'y to thc celebrated Yosemite
Fails cf uahmrnia. Thc price paid by
Judge Prosslcy was ?800 He'pur?
chased from Henry and May G. Slings"
field.
Small boy-'Why docs a duck put
his head under tho water?"
Student, with great intellect- 'For '
divers reasons.'
Doy-AV hy docs he go on land?'
Student-'For sundry reasons.'
Doy. perplexed-"Why, did yon saj^
a duck purs ".ts in ad under water V
Student, s; :?iag-*To liquidate?* its
Boy - 'And why does it gb on
land V
Student-lTo make a run on
bank." . -

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