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air. Tillman Bit? ISixck. an ?2 Toll? Ab'ont
tho Farmer's Movcineut-?He Has J?o
Political Ambition to Subserve.
Since the publication of my reeeDt
"open letter to tho farmers of the State"
I have been the recipient of many cour
tesies from the newspapers and their
correspondents. I am' like King Lear.
"The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanch
and Sweetheart. See! they bark at
me." I have been accused of nearly
every sin mentioned in the decalogue,
and many others besides, and I doubt if
ever a column of plain and lucid English
has been so variously construed or had
so many different interpretations put
upon it. There has certainly been a
"ring" firing at me, whether there be a
political "ring" in South Carolina or
not?and I seem to have pinched many
people's toes of whom I was not even
thinking. Such a broadside from politi
cians and pap suckers , has not been
heard in the State in many a long day.
We farmers can now locate the enemy
and govern ourselves accordingly. But
I feel under lasting obligations to the
gentlemen of the press for so liberally
advertising "a farmer's convention"
gratis. "The agitation of thought is
the beginning of wisdom." Farmers
need only to think, to wake up. and all
will be well. They are doing this, I
hope and believe, and I am therefore
more than satisfied with the situation.
The firing has almost died away and
things are growing quiet. But hush,
hark ! what deep booming sound is it
that breakes the stillness at this late
honr of the bombardment? ''Hamburg
Moses," "Moses Tillman," "slander
er," "crank," "dreamer" and "dema
gogue," who somehow feels uneasy at
being the innocent cause of all this tur
moil, and who is trying to make out
why a simple suggestion to the farmers
to organize and demand a redress of
grievances should create such a commo
tion. "Moses" picks himself up, shakes,
ieels for his head, and finding be is not
hurt looks around to see by whom this
"air gun" was fired. There was no
bullet in it, or certainly Edgefield would
have a funeral on her hands. ? A burly
form as fat as a porker on official pap,
and as red with impotent rage as a
turkey gobbler, stands read; to claim
that he killed "Cock Robin." "Moses"
has been begging with tears in his eyes
for some "Richmond" from the agricul
tural bureau to Answer his arguments
and. disprove his facts; but our belated
warrior who at this late day appears
upon the scene and'fires the gun it
l^ffla-^thaftrt- JEMWtfrB _tft >nd.
ignores argument, pays n? attention to
facts, dishes out abusive epithets like a
fish wife, claims to be the only original
and possible "Agricultural Moses," and
winds up with a pitiful appeal to the
farmers and people not to punish him
because he refuses to accept "Moses
Tillman as a leader." Oh how these
men who are sucking the public teat be
gin to squeal when they feel or fear they
are about to lose their hold! It is heart
rending. Col. Upscomb has been nurs
ing his wrath to keep it warm and it is
certainly very hot, but it does not burn
"Moses" because he has only told the
truth, and Col. Lipscomb must disprove
?the charges of incompetence, extra
vagance and inattention to duty made
against the board of agriculture before he
can injure "Moses" by flinging mud. I
shall not descend into the gutter and
fight this doughty granger with his
chosen weapon. A negro can beat us
both on that line. I prefer decency and
courtesy, although I am accused-of
"outraging" both. Col. Lipscomp mu?t
prove these charges 'ere they will harm
me. I have been severe but parliamen
tary, and have always attacked the offi
cial acts of men and not the men them
selves; and although my words were
thus interpreted by many. I have never
said anything about the State officers
except the. agricultural bureau and their
administration.- of. their trusts. They
are not the "ring" to which I alluded,
but may and dputless do form a part of
it, and Col. lipscomb's ready anger at
the mere suggestion of such .a thing
makes one suspect that his oohscience
accuses him. "The wicked flee when
no man pursueth, but the righteous is
bold as a lion."
Ivoted for Col. Lipscomb for secreta
ry of State in the State convention in
1882, and have never denied that his
motives are pure. But the possession
of office has strangely emasculated and
silenced the sturdy advocate who was
wont to make the welkin ring while he
depicted the wrongs and abuses heaped
on farmers. He spoke for my resolu
tions at Bcnnettsville, but it was with
bated breath aud in general terras. He
was mild; and while I have written
nothing since which wps as severe as that
speech, no farmer enjoyed it more or com
plimented it so highly as he did. Let
him deny this if he can, and explain
why he has since changed front. I said
little there about the board of agriculture
and only sought to enlarge it aud in
crease its usefulness. That is what I
propose now, and my efforts are not
bent towards "pulling down and de
stroying everything and everybody," &c.
but towards building up, encouraging
and protecting our agricultural interests.
We want a real agricultural college.
We want a large and representative
board of agriculture composed of live,
progressive farmers, We want farmer's
institutes to teacli our people how to co
better and increase the general prosperi
ty. We want fewer laws and better
ones; we want fewer officers and more
efficient ones; we want a government of
the people by the people and for the
people; and as the people are, by a large
majority, farmers, farmers have a right
and it is their dutv to govern the State,
and "if this be treason make the most
of it." Such a government does not by
Col M Glover Jan 1. '86
;a. oi
anj' means imply that onlv farmers
ought to hold oltiee or thnt other classes
a?c to be excluded altogether or impos
ed upon. Only a dreamer or idiot would
imagine such a thing and only it narrow
minded, selfish bigot would want it.
The assumption that this movement has
any such object is entirely gratuitous
and only emanates from those who seek
to bamboozle farmers and obscure the
real issue. "Divide to conquer" has
ever been the tactics of our enemies,
and the same old dodge is being tried
now. It may succeed but I hope for
better things.
Col. Lipscomb telt obliged to acknowl
edge that a farmer's convention is a right
and proper tiling and advocates it, but
he objects to it because he did not .sug
gest it and cannot "boss It" and is silly
enough to say it will be called and con
trolled, appointed and organized by Mr.
B. E. Tillman. He does me too much
honor. I have ?dled the convention in
common with those who endorsed the
idea and sent me their names. It will
assemble and choose its own officers
and will, I trust, result in great good to
the State and entire people. I will en
deavor to get it to adopt some measures
which I deem highly important to our
welfare as farmers; only this and noth
ing more, and the idea that it will be
composed of puppets to be "bossed" by
anybody will I think be only too clearly
disproven when it assembles.
It will be no joint summer meeting of
politicians to "make a slate." Three
will be no ''free passes," and lacking
i these two familiar features, perhaps
Col. Lipscomb does well to turn his
back on us. 'Tis a pity, but I suppose
we common people must preforce do
without him. Let the fanners of this
State see that good and true men, not
politicians or office seekers, are sent to
this convention and it will mark an
epoch m the history of South Carolina.
If any county can find a better man who
is. not a farmer than It can among far
mers, by all means let the farmers of
that county send him. We want the
brains and patriotism and honesty of the
State to come together and take charge
Of it. B. B. TlIiLMAN.
A Shin-Kicking Contest That Was Fun for
tue Crowd, hat Death to Will and Jack.
A shin-kicking contest, or as it known
m spoTting^ernacular, a "purring" con
test, was held in a barn in the rear of a
saloon m East Orange, N. J., last Mon
day night. The men were Jack Faw
cett and Will Wilson, and they contested
for $100. They wore canvas jackets,
knee breeches, no stockings, shoes with
wooden soles, the tips of the toes being
of iron. After the referee had informed
the men that.-an&kick. abovezthr frnfflHi
Si'0Uld:~be cCn^IderebT^aTloul, each man"
grasped his competitor's coat collar, and
the sickening sport be^an.
That it was not sickening to the forty
persons collected in the barn was eviden
ced when, alter some minutes of plunge
ing and parrying, Fawcett landed his
left toe on Wilson'G leg laying open the
flesh to the bone. This elicited a round
of applause from the spectators, which
was renewed when shortly afterwards,
Wilson retaliated upon his antagonist's
shin. The sport then continued without
interruption, each thud of the iron-toed
shoe upon the quivering flesh being
followed by applause. So it went on
for ten minutes, when Wilson began to
show signs of weakening. His kicks
became less vicious and he was unable
to successfully parry Fawcett's blows.
Five minutes later he fell powerless to
the floor and Fawcett stumbled over
him. The later arose, however, and as
Wilson did not respond to the call of the
referee, Fawcett was declared the win
Terrors of the Boycott.
The Knights of Labor have the upper
hand at Fort Worth, Tex. The board
ing houses and hotels which accommodate
men who take the places of strikers are
being boycotted, Even the butchers re
fuse to sell them meat. All this is true,
yet the sentiment of the people is
against the strikers, but business men
are afraid of the boycott. Johu Taggart,
boarding house keeper, was boycotted
on Thursday. The waterman from
whom he has been purchasing his sup
ply of drinking water refused to sell to
him, and he has to go two miles to se
cure water. His landlord, one of the
richest citizens of Fort Worth, has
ordered him to vacate his house. On
the same day poison was thrown iuto
Taggart's water barrel, and one married
woman and two little girls were poison
ed and now lie m a critical condition.
The case cited above is the worst yet
reported, but there are others nearly as
disgraceful. The people are afraid to
call their souls their own.
A Woman's Awful Vengeance.
Memphis, Teuu., March 17.?At 8
o'clock to-night Emma Norman, ayoung
lady tweuty-one years of age, shot and
killed Henry Arnold, proprietor of a
grocery store at No. 109 Heal street.
Arnold seduced Miss Norman about
eightheen months ago and has made re
peated promises to marry her. Five
months ago he married Miss Nellie
Kilcy, aud to-night while standing iu
front of his store door was shot through
the heart by Miss Norman, who ap
proached him trom behind. Miss Nor
man resided eight miles in the country
and came to town this afternoon for the
express purpose of killing her seducer.
She was arrested and locked up. She
expressed great satisfaction at the fatal
result of her shot.
A Baby Contest.
More than 3,500 babies have been en
tered for the international baby contest
in Paris. The favorite for the prize in
the heavy-weight class Is a boy named
Sidoyne Vollez, a Belgiau by descent.
At the a^e of five years he is four feet
one and a half inhes in height and
weighs 158 pounds.
The Prospect aud the Power of the Cora
lnlng Carolinian.
Charlestox", March 10.?Nothing
strikes an bid South Carolinian, who
has returned to his native State after ?
several years residence m other States,
so forcibly as the fact of the vigor and
activity of the young men of the State.
Circumstances have recently thowD me ,
in many sections of the State, and '
everywhere I have observed that the j
young men are coming to the front. I
consider this one of the most hopeful signs ,
for tho future of South Carolina. With
the young and new generation in charge
ol its affairs, South Carolina is destined
to make rapid strides in genuine materi
al progress. It is a hopeful sign to
notice that this young element does not
despise the wisdom of years, but on all
occasions blends its active force with the
experience of old inen. These young
men do not belong to that class of youth
ful ' politicians, who are continually
making sport of the "moss backs*" It
is evident that there is no movement on
the part of the young men to gain con
trol of the State, but that they are put
into positions of honor and trust by the
people because their sterling qualities
are appreciated.
My attention was first directed to the
prominence of the young men of South
Carolina by. going to the editorial rooms
of the News aud Courier and finding in
the chair, for years bo ably filled by that
graceful writer and profound scholar,
Barney Riordan, an active and bright
young- man, who has not yet reached
his twenty-filth year. This 3roung man,
Mr. John L. Weber, reads ihe entire
mass of the exchanges received at his
office, besides managing the State depart
ment of his paper and doing his share of
editorial work. I was told in Charleston
that Mr. Weber is one of the best
equipped journalist of the South, and it
as much noted tor bis popularity as for
his ability. Gen. Hemphili, who is
manager of the News and Courier in
the absence of the editor-in-chief, is a
young man, and one of the leaders of
progressive thought in the South. There
are other quill drivers in the State who
are making reputations for themselves,
and doing good work for the State.
Among these are the vigorous Jones, of
the Spartanburg Herald. The clear and
witty Williams, of toe Greenville News,
the courteous McSweeny, of the Hamp
ton Guardian, and the progressive
Murray, of the Anderson Intelligencer.
There are many others whose pens exert
au influence beyond their counties.
The young men are more prominent
at the bar perhaps than in any other
field of activity. In Charleston Chas.
A. McHugh, Ancrum Simons, John D:
-Cap::-cIu):;u-~ t?ooVyif-Jta'Cttr -E;:;^
Perry, George M. Trenholm and Chas.
A. Boyle are the young men who have
already reached enviable position at the
bar. McHugh and Simons have both
been pressed into service in the Legisla
ture, though neither lias reached his
thirtieth year. Orangeburg county has
always shown her appreciation of her
youm: men. T. M. llaysor, who has
just passed his twenty fifth year, has
reached a commanding place at the bar
and against his wish has been sent to
represent his county in the State Legis
ature. The same county seuds as rep
resentative Mr. C. G Dantzler, a young
man less than thirty years of age, who
has jnst begun the practice of law.
Uaruwell has her young representatives
Jas. E. Davis and W. R. Kelly, Union
her Chas. C. Cnlp and David .Johnson,
Anderson her George E. Prince and H.
G. Scudday, Abbeville her W. C. Benet
and W. A. Bradley, Edgefield her N.
G. Evans and E. R. Gary, and, indeed,
every county in the State has active
young leaders. Spartanburg, perhaps,
has more vigorous young meu than any
onther county In the State. They take
an active interest in every movement
that concerns the country, and exert a
good healthy influence., Well may
Spartanburg be proud of her Stanyarne
Wilson, Ed. Bomar, J. K. Jennings,
Charles Wofford, Stobo Simpson, Hugh
Farley, Arch Calvert and Tucker Mc
Crary. South Carolina has a host of
young men with tho right spirit and
may meet any issues presented to her
without fear of danger.?0 D in Augusta
An Anderson Tale.
Mr. James Harrison, while engaged
in getting out staves on the Steele place
in Pendleton township last Monday,
found a small lock of brown huinau hair
in the middle of a large white oak tree.
A hole had been bored in the tree, the
hair iuserted and the hole stopped. The
tree had grown around the hole to the
extent of ninety-seven circles, showing
that the hair "had been placed there
about the year 1789. It is supposed to
have been the act of some superstitious
person, who hoped thereby to ward off
witchcraft or something of that kind,
such practices in olden times beiug tra
ditional. Mr. Harrison preserves the
hair as a curiosity.?Auder.sou Journal.
Old Bricks.
An old brick kdn has been discovered
near the town of Laurens which promis
es to turn out several thousand good
bricks. Some of the older citizens of
the place say it is probably one of the
kilns of brick from which the present
postoffice building was built, about thirty
live years ago and were made by the
late Colonel James II. Irby. Two or
three lame pine trees, besides much
other smaller growth, have sprung up
on the mound. The man who discover
ed it carries a rabbit foot.
A Mysterry.
McCormick, Abbeville county, is in a
muss over its recent municipal election.
Only thirty-live votes were cast, aud
since the election twenty-two men have
made affidavit that they voted for a cer
tain mau for intendant, and still ho was
not elected,
Corrible Scenes In a Court House?Killed
In tnc Presence of the Court?The Guilty
to Uo Punished.
Xew Orleans, March 17.?A
special to the Picayune from Grenada.
Miss., says: News of a terrible tragedy
enacted at Carrolltown, an interior town
twenty-four miles suthwest of Grenada,
(fas received here this evening. Fifty
men rode into town and repaired to the
;ourt house, where thirteen negroes were
iwaiting their trial. The white men
walked into the court room and shot ten
negroes and mortally wounded the other
three. The shooting grew out of the
attempted assassination of Gaines Lid
?ell, a prominent citizen, who was shot
l8eriou8ly wounded by these negroes
. .oral weeks ago.
Winona, Miss., March 19.?The
dreadful affair which occurred at Carrol 1
toti'i in Carroll county, by which thir
teen negro men were killed and eight or
ten won, led, has thrilled the State like
an olecti c shock and intense feeling
exists over the deplorable affair. The
circumstances which led to the catas
trophe and the details of the fight In the
court house are in brief as follows: The
trouble began some three weeks ago in
a trifling altercation between a young
white man named Moore and a colored
man named Brown. S. M. Ltddell, a
friend of Moore, afterward got into a
difficulty with Brown through reference
to* Brown's treatment of Moore, in
which Liddell struck Brown with his
fist and was shot in the elbow by Brown
and was fired at by several other color
ed men. In the further course of the
difficulty Liddell was shot a second time
and.two colored men were shot slightly.
Another statement of the beginning
of the original trouble was that a crowd
of negro men were standing on a street
corner, apparently quarrelling, Liddell,
who is a young lawyer, stepped up to
thefnand asked what they were talking
about. One of the negroes answered
aggressively: "It's none of your
d-?-d business." Liddell whipped out
WaJ revolver and fired at the negro;
whereupon the others drew their weap
ons and a general fusilade ensued, in
which Liddell was,seriously wounded.
Following this the negroes made affi
davits against Liddell and others, charg
ing assault with intent to murder. These
f$ses came up Wednesday for trial and
were called at noon, when the court
boose was immediately filled withue
gross, who stationed themselves around
gV| about Brown's brother. The at
J^gfiys werenroceeding with the case
^K^CTTeTe suddenly appeared IGSSVf?f?
hundred white men, all of whom were
well armed. Perceiving their entrance,
Ed. Brown drew a pistol and fired in
the direction of Liddell, who was be
tween his attorneys, and thereupon the
firing became general. Ten negroes
were instantly killed, and three others
have since died. Some escaped by jump
ing through the windows a distance ol
at least twenty feet from the ground.
On most of the dead bodies arms were
found. The room was completely filled
with smoke. The judge's bench is on
the North side of the room and the
benches facing it are towards the south.
It is a Yery large court room, with win
dows all around. On the south wall
were counted 135 shot holes, in the
wall of the passage leading down stairs
ten shot holes. One shot struck a
northwest window sash and glanced into
the wall. Five others show on the
north wall from the direction of the
benches. Large pools of blood were on
the floor of the court room. The mob
left as quickly and as quietly as they
came in. The sheriff and county officers
have control and there is no apprehen
sion of danger requiring the protection
of military. The law will be rigorously
enforced against the guilty.
A Horrible Tale.
Cora Green, a pretty fourteen year
old girl, escaped Monday night, at
Greenville. Ohio, from John McVey, a
roving gipsy, and -ins two female com
panions, who kidnapped her two years
ago on her way home from school near
Lebanon, Indiana. The girl's story is
a terrible one. She says she was kept
a prisoner in McVey's wagon, and
traveled all over Ohio and Indiana. He
shot her in the head, kicked her, cut
her on the body with a hatchet, beat
her with a club, flogged her with a buggy
whip and assaulted her. He also drove
a nail through her fool, fastening her to
a board, and swung her up to the wagon
bows. Marks of the girl's wounds are
still plainly visable. licphes to tele
grams confirm the statement as to the
place where she lived, her name und
parents, now at Jamestown, Indiana.
McVey fled as soon as he found the girl
had escaped him and his two compan
ions. The girl's parents have been
telegraphed to come, and officers are
after the guilty outlaw. The people are
much excited, and lynching is talked of
every where.
A Merchant's Great Nerve.
Thurshay night while a leading whole
sale grocer, W. B. Mitchell of Chatta
nooga, was sitting at his desk in his
office opening his mail he heard heavy
breathing in the room, and, supposing it
was some animal that had crept in,
glanced casually around. He beheld a
negro within fen feet of him, hidden
behind the desk, with a double barreled
shot gun in his grasp, levelled at the
gentleman's head. The negro did not
kuow he was discovered and Mr. Mitch
ell, with wonderful coolness, proceeded
to open his mail and then carelessly
left the store. He immediately notified
the police, and the negro was captured
in the building. lie confessed that he
was scut there: by two professional
cracksmen to remain hidden until the
store was locked and then to let them in.
A Boy Thoughtlessly Take* Human Life?
Particulars of the Tragedy.
Atlanta, Ga., March IS.?An
other human life was taken this morning
! by the earless handling of lire arms".
William Pinion, a white man, was killed
by a pistol in the hands of Pat Hickey,
a white boy 10 years of age. Hickey
clerks in Dr. C. J. Johnson's family
grocery store, 147 Smith street. Tins
morning Dr. Johnson came to town and
left Hickey in chame. About 11 o'clock
William Pinion entered the store and
walked up to a show-case on the coun
ter and rested his elbows upon it. Hickey
was standing behind the show-case im
mediately .opposite Pinion. The two
began conversing, and Hickey opened
the show-case and picked up a pistol
that was lying inside. Without taking
the pistol from the show-case he cocked
it and pulled the trigger. There was a '
loud report and a heavy fall. As soon
as the smoke cleared away the boy saw
Pinion stretched out upon the floor and
blood was flowing from a wound in bis
breast. Frantic with excitement Hickey
sprangto the side of the prostrate man.
begged him to speak. Pinion said only
these words: "I'd die." Help was
summond, and the wounded man was
carried to his Ironic, which is about a
'square from Dr. Johnson's store. In
ten minutes after the shooting lie was
dead. His wife was crazed with grief
when she learned her husband had been
killed. The shooting, it is claimed, was
purely accidential. Dr. Johnson said
to a reporter that the pistol, which was
a Remington, had been lying in his
show-case unloaded; that last night he
loaded one chamber, and did not men
tion the fact to his clerk.?AugusLa
The Ex-Confedorate Chieftain to Lecture
In the First Ex-Confederate Capital.
Montgomery, Ala., March 20.?
The monument committee to-day receiv
ed from Jefferson Davis, Ex-President
of the Confederacy, a letter officially ac
cepting the invitation to lecture in Mont
gomery on behalf of the monument to be
erected on the Capital grounds here in
memory of the Alabama soldiers who
died in the civil war. Mr. Davis will be
here about the last of April. His lec
ture will be delivered in a large ware
house with seating capacity of 5,000
I people. He will also lay the corner
stone of the monument, which will cost
$50,000, of which $10,000, or enough to
eomplete the pedestal, has already been
raised, and John W. Daniel, of Virginia,
has been invited to deliver an address
on that occasion. All the men who
jjj?ea f\ prnminBntjpflrt in the civil and
military service orthc Confelder?le Gov
! erment have been invited to be present
to meet Mr. Davis, as also many prom
inent men North, and Ex-Union gene
rals not now in active service. All of
the Alabama State troops, some tJurty
companies strong, will be here, and
invitations will be sent to the millitia
companies of all the States, North and
South. It will be so timed that the
companies going to the Savannah drill
can stop In Montgomery. Great inter
est in the occasion centres in the fact
that on the porch of the Capitol building
here Jefferson Davis took the oath o:
otfice as President of the Confederacy
?and the government was here organized.
The Blood of Innocent Men,
Ashland, Ky., March 10.? A hor
rible murder on Chrlsmas eve, 1881,
when three children were murdered here
which resulted in a lynching, is recalled
again by development about to be made,
which will demonstrate that Neal, Craft
and Ellis were innocent of the crime for
which they suffered. For some time
several gentlemen have been employing
detectives to sift every clew. Their work
has been crowned with success, and it is
claimed the arrest of the real criminals
will soon follow. The evidence is said
to be conclusive, aud will show that the
triple murder were committed early in
the cvenimi; that the perpetrators went
to the house by appointment with one of
the girls, who had been on intimate
terms with one of them, and that the
triple murder followed the unintentional
killing of the boy, for^esisting the as
saults on the girls. The arrest would
have been made before, but for the exci
ted state of public leeling here on the
subject. The suspected parties hold
very respectajde places.
Church Burned.
The Baptist Church atGranitevillc
was burned to the ground on Sunday at
12 o'clock, during the morning service.
The house was filled to Its utmost capaci
ty and the sermon just concluded.
Theu a conference was being held to
decide on the appointment of the Rev.
Mr. Patterson, the pastor for the year
when it was discovered that the whole
j of the front of the church was on fire,
and the wildest confusion prevailed; a
great many jumped from the windows,
but the greater mass of the people pass
ed through the burning door with the
ashes dropping on them, but fortunately
no one was seriously hurt. It originated
possibly from a careless cigar laid on
the wood work outside. It is a terrible
calamity on the Baptist congregation.
All the dwelling houses iu jhe immedi
ate vicinity caught lire, also the gate I
house over the canal, but the hose came j
I in to put these fires out with but slight
I damage done._
To Bo ltejcted.
i The New York Sun says the republi
I can senators have a list of twenty of
i the president's nominees whose con fir
I mation will be refused and that Collcc
j lor Bradley is one of the doomed.
i A Six Year Old Girl Kills Her 1'ather.
Chattanooga, March 10.?A six
year old child of Joseph Taylor, in Clay
couuty, Tennessee, accidentally killed
her father while handling a pistol In his
presence to-day,
E $1.50 PER ANNUM.
They. Overpower the Watchmen at the
Hound-House and then Proceed to 'Kin*
all tJu; Engine*.
Duntsok, Texas, March 22.?At 2
o'clock yesterday morning the watch
men, at the round-house were surprised
by the appearance of one hundred and
fifty masked men, who commanded them
to keep quiet. The watchmen, ten in
number, were taken up and carried to
the shop office,, were a guard was put
over them. They were told to remain
where they were quietly, as the masked
men had come determined: to do r,heir
duty, be the consequences what they
might, and that they would not be in
jured; so the watchmen sat in the office
awaiting the result of the affair. Of the
mob of one hundred and fifty men not
one spoke a word, except the leader,
who, after placing the watchmen under
guard, went to the middle table, where
all could see and hear him, and said:
?*Men,- you know your duty. Do it."
At that every man broke in some drec
tion without the least bit of noise. In
abont five minutes the speaker returned
to the office and addressed the watch
men, saying: "Gentlemeu, we are much
obliged to you for your conduct and wish
to return our thanks, you are all at
liberty to gs> about your business.
Good morning." The watchmen step
ped out of the office and not a man wa3
in sight or could be beards They then
made an investigation as to what had
been done. The passeuger engiue that
was to leave for Fort Worth this morn
ing at 4 o'clock was found with thu
steam cock open. The hose, was cut,
the fire dumped out,, and "-killed" entire
ly. They failed to. open the water
gauge so that the engine had enough
water to carry her to Whitesboro', and
while the hands were heating and bring
ing her to life again, new hose was put
in and in about an hour she steamed up
in the depot and took out the passenger
train that had been there all night. In
the shops the mon found that the large
stationary engine had been removed
from its place, the water let out of the
tanks, the hose cut, pins removed, the
engines "killed," so that it will take
uays to bring them to life again. The
damage done to the machinery was very
great, and it will take some time to re
pair it. Every masquerader carried a
large piece of iron, a brick bat. or some
thing similar, so as to be prepared for
combat if the watchmen resisted. The
watchmen, seeing the size of the mob,
knew it was useless to resist, and so
allowed tham to do what they would.
The celerity and quiet with which the
work was done showed that the men
had been well trained and instructed.
The watchmen have no idea who they
were, and those that wore no masks
were strangers to them. So there is no
way of finding out the guilty parties.
Two Brothers Murdered.
Richmond, Ya., March 19.?A spe
cial from Salem, lloanoke county. Vir
ginia, says: A horrible double murder
was committed on Back creek, this
county, Wednesday night. A man
named Griffey, who has a wife living on
Back creek, had just returned, from
Texas, where, it is alleged, he served a
term in the penitentiary. His wife re
fused to recognize him, and learning
that John and Pickett Metz, sons of
William Metz, had been visiting his
wife in his absenee, Griffey went to
their home, called one of the voting
men out and shot him through the heart.
He then entered the house and shot the
other young man through the right,
breast. The murdered young men
are aged respectively about seventeen
and eighteen years. Griffey is at large.
Hang Himself.
On last Monday at the Spartanburg
Court Ike Montgomery, colored, was sen
tenced to the Penitentary for two years,
for resisting an officer. When he was
carried back to jail he was placed alone
in a cell. He proceeded to hang himself
;o the cross bars in his cell window, using
a blanket for a rope. The deputy went to
the jail about au half hour afterwards
and found him hanging there dead. He
sent word to his family a few days ago
to make his coffin' and dig his grave.
When arrested m Jannary last, he threw
himself into the fire while tied, saying
that he might as well go one way as
Sum Jones.
Chicago March 20,?Efforts are being
made to contiuue the revival in Chicago
by Sam Jones and Sam Small two weeks
longer thau originally intended. The
idea is to have the services held in .the
Exposition building, the scene of several
national conventions. Should a suffi
cient sum be pledged to defray expenses,
the interior of the building on the Lake
front will be converted into a temple of
worship. Mr. Jones, it is said on good
authority, has cancelled his Springfield,
111., engagement and has, at the earnest
solicitation of tho ministers of this city,
consented to remain) here for a much
longer period than had been anticipated.
Died Alone.
Representative Hahn, who died in
I Washington on Monday, was the ouly
j republican sent to congress from Louisl
j ana. He was a native of Bavaria and
the first governor Louisiana had after
the war. He was found dead on the
floor of bis room in Wlllard's hotel in a
pool of blood which had flowed from his
mouth. He died of a hemorrhage from
the lungs._
Had News.
The distressing news comes from
Kentucky that the Slate treasury is
empty, railroad passes arc not gold at
hotel" bars and hoarding bouse tables,
and tho adjurumcnt of the legislature
I looms up as a thing of the immediate.
I future,

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