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ESTABLISHED IK 18(
MURDERED BY A WOMAN.
A TRAGEDY IN A CROWDED CHURCH
IN BARNWELL COUNTY.
I Mi.i.H Emina Connelly Shoots John A.
W; Steedly In Hunter's Chapel while Sun
day School Service? ye Being Hold?N?
Warning Given to the Victim.
Midway, July 4.?At Hunter's
Chapel Church this morning, while Sun
day-School was in sessiou. Miss Emma
Connelly killed John A. Steedly. Siie
walked into the church with her arms
folded and a pistol in one hand, cocked.
She passed into the seat in rear of Steed
?^ly.-and when just behind him shot him.
He arose, looked around, tried to get
out Iiis pistol, and at the same time
made for the door. Miss Connelly
snapped her. pistol at him agaiu, but it
failed to go off. If it had gone off the
chances arc that some one else would
have beeu hurt, as the church was
crowded. Steedly fell at the door of the
church just outside aud died in about
three minutes. There was great ex
citement among the ladies and cluldreu
at the time. Steedly had been putting
out damaging reports about Miss Con
nelly, for which her brothers aud a Mr.
Ott had horsewhipped him some time
ago, an account* of which appcard in
your paper. Some ten days since Steed
ly published a letter in your paper giving
j^jjiis version of the whipping and reiterat
*Eg the reports. This letter seems to
have been the immediate cause of the
shooting. As far as can be ascertained
the feeling of the public seems to favor
Miss Conuelly. who is under arrest In
the News and Courier ou June 7 the
following letter was published from our
""Some excitement prevails in the
neighborhood of Hunter's Chapel over
the cowhiding of Mr. John A. Steedly
? by Messrs. \V. T. Counelly and A. L.
Ott. It seems that Steedly had been
circulating false and damaging reports
concerning Connelly's sister. In order
to obtain full satisfaction for the offence
Messers. Conuelly aud Ott purchased a
$2 50 whalebone whip, waited upon Mr.
Steedly and administered about thirty
lashes, wearing the whip completely
out. It is said that Steedly has become
reconciled to his fate, since calling upon
a trial justice and being advised that in
case a lawsuit was cutercd against
Messers. Connelly and Ott other punish
ment would nrobably be indicted for
circulating reports equally faise and
damaging concerning other persons."
On June 23 a letter from John A.
Steedlv was published, in which he
Qt "In your issue of .the 7th inst, I see a
Ncard from your Bamberg correspondent,
siftti!;g thai I was eovhided by tV. T.
Connelly and A. L. Ott. Your corres
pondent did me great injustice m that
report. I was attacked by Messrs.
Connelly and Ott, and before 1 had any
warning Connelly presented a cocked
pistol at me and Ott placed ins baud on
his and I was told by both of these men
that if I moved they would kill me.
.Connelly did strike me several blows
with a whip, the cost ol which I do not
know or care. Your correspondent says
that I had been circulating false and
damaging reports concerning Connelly's
sister. That is untrue. All that I said
was in a very confidential way, and I
had no desire or expectation of doing
Miss Conuelly any damage by speaking
to my friend, but uulortuuately for me
and him he divulged the secret.
"And now, since the lady aud her
friends have taken the steps they have,
injustice to myself I must say that her
mother' knows the whole truth and
knows that I have not lied. Everyone
can see that your correspondent was
not disposed to do me justice in that
"I hope in the future, when using my
name through the papers, he will be
careful to say nothing but the truth.
Time will tell whether I am reconciled
to my fate or not; and as to Iiis state
ment about my calling ou a trial justice,
it is. as other statement made, either
wilful or negligently untrue. Xow Mr.
Editor. I hope in justice to me vou will
On June 25 the Bamberg correspon
dent of the Xews and Courier wrote as
"In justice to your correspondent and
Mr. Steedly it is necessary to state that
the report made concerning the cow
hiding of Mr. John Steedly was found
ed entirely upon information given
your correspondent by a gentleman
whom lie believes to be reliable. His
statements have been confirmed by
other parties, and your correspondent
lias neither seen nor heard a denial of
the facts as reported until Mr. Stcedly's
card appcard in the Xews aud Courier
\ cstcrday. It was far from Hie intention
of your correspondent to do Mr. Steedly
an injustice, and it is hoped that he may
be able to clear up the matter satisfac
torily."?Xews and Courier
Bamheko. July 5_lefferson Stokes
was foreman of the jury of inquest over
the body of John A*. Steedly. The fol
lowing evidence was aiven before, the
Jacob Hcutz: "I was at Hunter's
Chapel on the 4th day of duly, about 11
o'clock. Emma Connelly came into
the church, passed down the aisle till
.she got near where Steedly was sitting,
when she shot him. Steedly got up and
moved towards the door and Miss Con
nelly followed with her pistol presented
at him. When Steedly got to the bot
tom of the steps of the church he fell
bis full length on Iiis lace. I think be
lived about ten minutes; did not speak
after he was shot."
James Carter: "i was at Hunter's
Chapel ou .July -1: saw Emma Connelly
come into church through the frontdoor,
next to the road. She went in the
direction of the seat where Johu Steedly
was sitting; had her arms folded: droop
Col M iilover Jan 1 'Xfi
19. ' O
cd her right arm and 1 saw the pistol
in her hand. .She raised the pistol and
fired directly at Steedly. Steedly got
up aud went in the door. Emma Con
nelly followed after him and snapped her
pistol twice before Stccdly got to the
back door of the church, and when she
was about six feet from the door J. 13.
Hunter and Lawton Connelly caught
her and took the pistol awuv from her.
Steedly lived about live or ten minutes
after he. got out of the door."
Dr. J. F. Baggot made the postmor
tem examination and found that Steedly
had been shot in the back, the ball enter
ing near the upper angle of the scapula
on the left side, passim; between the
third and forth ribs in a downward direc
tion, abuut two feet to the front of the
abdomen. The ball was thirty-eight
calibre and was cut out about two inches
below and the same to the left of the
left of the umbillicus.
Miss Connelly returned to her home
this evening, and will remain there, if
not molested by the officers of the law
until next week, when Court convenes
at Bnruweil. She did not like the idea
of being confined in jail, and for this
reason concluded to wait until Court
meets, when she will probably demand j
trial. It is said that she says that the
immediate cause of the shooting was a
dirty blackgaurd letter written to her a
tew days ago by Steedly.
Miss Emma Connelly the slayer of
John Steedly, went to Uarnwell this
morning in company with her father, and
surrendered to the authorities. She was
in good spirits and did not seem to be
the least, excited. The cause of the
shooting is supposed to be the reports
circulated by Steedly. reflecting upon
the honor of Miss Connelly, but rumors
arc afloat to the. effect that certain let
ters, which have not yet been made pub
lic may have been the immediate cause.
The inquest was held by Justine D. J.
Kowe this morning. The verdict was
that the deceased came to his death from
a gunshot wound inllcted by Miss Emma
Ceunelly. Quiet reigns at Hunter's
Chapel, and public sentiment seems to
be with Miss Connelly. The affair is
very much regreted by the friends of
Two Farmers Fight it Out.
Tkextox, July 5.?Charles Ander
son was committed to jail yesterday,
charged with the murder of John Robert
son. Both parties were highly respect
able white farmers living in the Mine
Creek section of our county, some twen
ty miles northeast of this place, where
the k'lling occurred. Some two months
ago the parties had a falling out on ac
count of the stpek of one trespassing
upou the land of the other. This hostile
feeling has daily increased until it cul
minated last Saturday in the killing oz
one and the scribi&if not mortal wound
ing of the other.
The parties met, it Is said, by agree
ment, armed with double-barrelled shot-!
guns loaded with buckshot. The de-1
ceased first saw his antagonist ami im
mediately fired upon him, two shots tak-'
ine effect in the heal. Robertson rush-1
ed upon his enemy and discharged the
contents of his gun Into his body, al
most tearing it to pieces and causing
instant <eath. The prisoner claims that
the meeting was accidental and that he
acted strictly in self-defence, while it is
said by Standmore Rodgers, an cye
wituess, upon whose affidavit the war
rant was bassed, thai Robertson was
the aggressor. Robertson :> sufieringJ
'greatly from his wounds, and appre
hension is entertained that they will
prove fatal. If not the matter will re
ceive legal investigation in Au
gust.?News aud Courier.
A Duel to the Death.
Chicago, June 30.?A Gatcsvillc,
Texas, special says: James Cooper
and Joseph Van Wynkle fought an in
formal duel with revolvers on Drown
Creek in Coryel County. Cooper was
shot in the head and djjjd in a few min
utes, aud Van Wynkle was shot through
the bowels and has since died. Cooper
and Van Wynkle were mortal enemies,
having quarreled about a year ago over
some cattle. Yesterday they met on
Brown Creek, and after some hot words
they agreed to light to the death. They
measured off the ground aud each with
his watch in his hand waited for the
moment agreed upen for opening firing.
At the appointed time two shots rang
! out almost simultaneously. Van Wyn
I kle had received bis fatal wound, but
Cooper was not scratched. Another
round was fired and Cooper fell with a
bulltet in his brain. This is the story
told by Van Wynkle before bis death,
j The firing attracted some herders about
j a mile distant and they cared for the
! wounded man until he died.
Severing the Jugular Vein.
AvnEViLLE, July ?.?This morning
just before day Spencer Uothran and
Henry Allen, both colored, had a diffi
culty about Spencer's wile. In the
altercation Cotlirau cut Allen in the
right side of the neck, 'severing the
jugulaa vein and penetrating an inch
into the right lung. Allen died soon
afterwards, and the deputy sheriff, who
went to arrest Cotlirau, found him hoe
ing. As soon as Cotlirau was informed'
that lie was wanted he willingly follow
ed the deputy, and was lodged in jail.
He did not know that Allen was dead
when found at work. It is claimed that
Cotlirau acted m self-defence.?Xcws
A New Enemy to Cotton.
U.VLKIoir. X. C. June 30. ?A new
and insidious enemy of the cotton crop
lias appeared in thi- section. Lice
attach themselves to the under surface,
of the leaves and suck the. juice of the
leaves and young buds as soon as the
latter pi t forth. A healthy stab- will
in one or two days niter beim: at ack'ul
look as if it bad been dipped m hot water
and will be drawn into knots and granu
lations. The lice are damaging the
crop to the extent of perhaps 50 per
BA^GEBTJRGr, S. C, TB
AN EXTRAORDINARY ENVOY.
He Knocks Out His Secretary in Bogota
anil Wuuts a Fresh One
Washington, June 2'J.?Charles D.
Jacobs, of Louisville, is United States
Minister at Bogota. Colombia, and V.
O. King of Texas is his Secretary-of
Legation. Mr. Jacobs is a man of wealth,
a lawyer of prominence, and a citizen of
social standing. In addition to these
qualifications he is a pugilist of skill, and
bas a tenjper that explodes upon con-'
cession like dynamite. It is said that
be is a very mild-mannered and gentle
man under ordinary circumstances, but \
when be becomes excited he always at-'
lacks with great violence any obstacle 1
he may encounter, and his caieer in |
Louisville lias been a succession of )
"affairs" in winch he has usually come ;
out on top. Shortly before leaving for |
his post in the capacity of a diplomatist
Mr. Jacobs was in court at Louisville as
an attorney in a case in which the Mayor
of the city was a witness. The latter i
refused to auswer a question addressed j
to him, and after an exchange of angrv
words Mr. Jacobs jumped upon his I
Honor the Mayor aud hammered him j
with<his list until the witness box looked
as if a serious surgical operation had
been performed there. The Court lined
Mr. .Jacobs for contempt, and a duel
was expected, but the Mayor concluded
that be had got enough, aud didn't de
mand a second round.
Then Jacobs sailed for Bogota in his
capacity as Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to the United
States of Colombia. Mr. King was ap
pointed Secretary of Legation, and fol
lowed him on the next steamer. That
was in December last. Mr. Jacobs gave
his muscles a vacation until May. when
a controversy arose between himselfand
his Secretary over some official question,
and the Envoy Extraordinary furnished
the inhabitants of Bogota with an exam
ple of the nineteenth century diplomacy
by polishing oil' Mr. King in good style.
Xgood deal of'gore was spread about the
legation, and considerable clothing was
damaged, but no bones were broken.
What was left of the Secretary of Lega
tion was carefully patched up witli stick
ing plaster, and Mr. Jacobs sailed for
Washington. The Secretary of'Lcgation
related his part in the controversy by
letter to the Secretary of State, aud the
Envoy Extraordinary made a personal
explanation. Mr. Bayard is very much
mortified at the scandal, and it is under
stood that he expressed himself to that
effect to Mr. Jacobs'. The wonder among
the friends of the latter is that* Mr. Bay
ard, in such circumstances, should have
escaped without a couple of bla?.k eyes.
Mr. Jacobs might not have understood
Mr. Bayard's remark*. Lrwcvor. -
It is said at the State Department
that Mr. Jacobs will not return to Bogo
ta. His friends sav he has no intention
of returning there. He is a candidate
for the Persian mission, it is reported, to
succeed the lamented Winston.
Mr. Jacobs has gone to Iiis home in
Louisville and may become a candidate
for Congress to succeed Mr. Willis,
whose popularity was impaired by his
connection with the appointment of Mrs.
Thompson as Postmaster there.
Witchcraft and Murder.
Sumtku, June 20.?After considera
ble difficulty I have at last managed to
glean a few facts concerning the murder
at Bishopvillc. It seems tiiat Venus
White, the wife of the murdered man
Cully,'had been having some intercourse
with John Kembcrt, to which the hus
band objected. Ou last Tburday night
\ about 11 o'clock Venus was sitting ou
the steps of Mrs. Scott's house with
; Kembcrt, when her husband approached.
I Fearing his anger she lied, and before
j she got into the house a pistol shot was
I heard. Xo investigation was made by
the parties in the house until next morn
' ing. when Cully White was found in the
yard dead with a bullet hole behind the
left ear. Mrs. Scott, at whose residence
the killing took place, is an aged white
! woman, aud is known in her neighbor
: iiood among the negroes as a witch. A
j lew days previous to the killing she had
j sold Venus White what is known as a
j conjure bag. Venus was told that this
: would do her good, which amounted to
! saying that il would put her husband
; out of the way so that she could marry
' Humbert. This bag. is now iu the pos
session of the sihet ill*, and the contents
consist of a curious mixture of sand, hair
and other tilings. Mrs. Scott, Venus
White and Philip Davis, another negro
woman who is also accused ot being an
; accessory to the fact, are now confined
j in the county jail.?Xews and Courier.
As True As Gospel.
Bisliop W. W. Duncan, in bis dis
course before the graduating class of
the Columbia Female College in Colum
bia ou Saturday morning. 20th tilt.,
said: "A woman true to her God will
be true t<> her sweetheart, husband
and society. What we need is not mere
? women of fashion?those who go to
church as to an opera?but women of
true hearts ami purity of spirit; not so
much the scientific men or philosophers.
I but incorruptible men who connot be
? put on the market aud bought as stocks
and bonds." These words are true as
gospel, and any young lady who will
ponder them carefully will be well paid
for her time anil trouble.
Hacked Ui Pieces With Knives.
IJkxxkttsvjm.k, July.?On Satur
day evening, about s o'clock. Zack Quick
was killed by Wheeler and Allison
Jacobs, brothers, being cut in fifteen
places with knives. The murder occur
red at the house of Wheeler Jacobs, i-j
j the San?! Hills, near the Slate line. All
were drinking. The coroner held an in
quest yesterdav and both the Jacobs
were arrested last night aud lodged in
Jail this morning. Quick was a "peace
able and quiet man when sober. All
were of mixed blood, white and
! Indian.?Xews and Courier.
[TJKSDAY, JULY 8, 18St
Dip HAND IN HAND.
a bride and groom run down by
A Young Man and a Young Lady Over
taken .On an East Tennessee Trentle and
Crashed to Death?Married Only the
Atlanta, July 4.?North bound
passenger train No. 12, on the East
Tennessee railroad ran over'a lady and
gentleman on the copper mine trestle
three miles south of Dallas yesterday
morning killing them.
The .lady and gentleman were bride
and groom of twenty-four hours.
!: The . train which did the killing left
'Atlanta yesterday morning at 0 o'clock
and eighteen minutes. It was a through
tram Und was scheduled to do some
lively Winning. Conductor Evaus, one
of the most careful men on the road, was
! in charge and at frequent intervals gave
his engineer Mr. Bowers instructions to
pull up. Three miles South of Dallas
is a long trestle known as copper mine
trestle^ Trains going North approach
this trestle on a heavy down grade and
[ around a sharp curve, which prevents
I engineers from seeing the trestle until
they .are almost upon it. Engineer
; Bowers was moving at a lively speed I
? when he struck the top of the grade
[ leading to the trestle. Without taking
j up his engine lie rolled along towards the j
? trestle, and like a flash darted around >
? the curve and upon the trestle. Just as j
j the engine turned the curve the fireman,
I whowg? on the walchout, yclhv:
"Quick, there's a man and woman on
j the tittle."
The Jreman's cry was a startling one,
i and a^ the engineer threw his eyes to
! the frojjtt he saw a man and woman walk
ing aci'OSb the trestle. They were niov
ing iulg?ic same direction as the train,
! andfWOTe evidently unconscious of their
j impending danger. They were hand in
liand.^and were iu the middle of the
track.pThe picture sent a chill to the
engineer's heart, and with a hand as lirm
as a fo?k he grabbed the lever. In an
instant the air brakes had been applied,
and tEwengine was rattling forward uu
der a,-r?ferse motion. At the same time
the shrill whistle sent forth an alarm
which attracted the attention of the man
just as/the engine was in the act of run
ning him down. When the man turned
hiff he.^B and saw the engine it was only
a Tew^'feet away. He did not' lose
his presence of mind, however, and die
I without a struggle. He threw his left
arm around the lady and made a leap to
wardsitjthe side of Hie trestle evidently
wilhian intention to leap down into the
gorge&blow. But he was too late, and
reached the rail the pilot of
jthjj engine hit firm. For an instant he
I and the lad}- seemed to rest upon it, but
i as the engineer was beginning to hope
I that they would cling to the pilot until
j the engine crossed the trestle they both
! llew high into the air, and as they went
up the lady left the man's grasp. The
lady, after whirling through the air a
short distance, dropped back upon the
track and in another instant the heavy
engine was crushing the life from her.
; The man was thrown much further than
\ the woman and landed upon the track
just iu front of the engine as it came to
I The instant the engine stopped the
: engineer sprang off and ran bacK to the I
1 woman. A glance only was necessary I
j that nothing could be done for her. He
1 then hurried to the man. whom be found
1 living, but unable to talk. Conductor
'. Evans, to whom the sudden halt and
! the danger whistles conveyed a know
! ledge of some trouble, hurried forward
' and reached the man about the same,
j time his engineer did. The man was
i breathing and was barely alive and was
I carefully carried into a car and made
! easy. The woman was lying under the
; engine and the mutilated body was
! picked up and placed in the car and then ]
I the train moved on to Dallas. At
! Dallas the wounded man wa*s removed
I to a hotel while the remains of the lady
; -e placed In the depot and the coro
: l sent for. The dead lady and the
injured man were strangers tocvery
! body who looked at them. The man
' could not talk and no papers were
: found in his clothing. In the ladies'
dress pocket, however, was found a card
; on which was written W. C. Ilortou,
: J. P., G33 Marietta street, Atlanta, Ga.
i The coroner reached the depot about
eleven o'clock and organizing a jury be
gan to hold an inquest over the remains
of the lady, but during the progress of
the inquest the man died, and the ver
dict was the same in both cases. The
dead people were not identified during
the day. notwithstanding the fact that
the East Tennessee road is doing even -
thing possible to ascertain who they are.
Judge Hortou says that from the de
scription given of the pair, be thinks
they are John Course}' and his bride.
On Friday a young man. who gave his
name as Courscv. entered bis office tit
u3."> Marietta. He was accompanied by
a young lady of eighteen years, and. ex
hibiting a marriage license, asked to
have the ceremony performed. The
' cuiide was decidedly a good looking one,
and in a pleasant way Judge Ilortiu
married them. This couple tallies in
every respect with the dead people at
Dallas. Tlie man was not badly cut up,
but the woman was terribly mangled.
Her bead was severed entirely from her
body. The bodies are still at Dallas,
but will be buried to-day if they arc not
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DIED IN SPITE OF VOUDOU.
A Negro Magic Doctor Vanquished bjTJl
Cane of Blight's Disease.
New Orleans. June 30.?That the
negroes arc not the only believers in
voudou practices in Southern Louisiania
has been abundantly shown in tins city
during the past week. Some weeks ago
a young Geilnau, uamcd Henry Forschl
er, a grocery keeper in fair clrcum
stauces. was taken ill. lie sent for a
negro herb doctor, who prescribed and
administered simple remedies, but For
sclder did not improve. At last the
sick man became convinced that he had
been voudoued and nothing could re
move the impression from his mind.
Conversation with neighbors only
strengthened Iiis belief and a week ago
Forschlcr determined to consult a
voudou as to his condition. He sent for
oiic Grapion, a French speaking negro
and nephew of the notorious Marie
Laveau. The latter for more than fifty I
years aud uutil her death, three years |
ago. was known as the Voudou Queen, j
and wielded great influence among the j
negroes and a certain class of whites,!
who feared her mysterious power, in
which they firmly believed. Naturally,
among this class, the Voudou Queen's
relatives arc supposed to be endowed
with like powers. Grapion called to
sec Forschler and after a brief investi
gation declared that he had been vou
doued and could not be cured unless the
voudou grigri was removed.
This lie said, would be found under
Forschlcr's store. Grapion went to the
store, followed by a crowd of four or
live hundred people, and proceeded to
remove the flooring. Underneath he
found various articles in triangular-shap
ed vessels, which he pronounced grigri,
consisting of gunpowder, vinegar,
needles, burnt cork aud other sub
stances. This manifestation of Grapion's
power and the deviltry of the voudou
enemies of Forschlcr was conclusive
evidence to the crowd, consisting al
most altogether of white people. They
haunted the store and the house of For
schlcr continually seeking further mani
festations. Notwithstanding, the assur
ance of Grapion that he would now get
well, Forschlcr continued to sink and
died last night, to the last believing
that lie was the victim of voudou
machinations. This belief was shared
by the hundreds who had followed the
case with unabated interest. An
autopsy was held on the dead man this
morning and it was found that he had
died of Bright's disease. The voudou
Grapion is under arrest for malpractice.
Three Fishermen Drowned.
George Simons, Andrew Simons and
Isaac Smalls, three colored fishermen,
were drowned- off the Bar on Tuesday
aflerno/u by the overturning of their
boat in a squall. ?
The party consisted of live men, who
left here in a small bateau on Tuesday
morning forthc fishing banks outside the
Bar. About half-past 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, while returning, the boat was
struck by a squall and turned over in
about eight and a half fathoms of water.
The men tried to "douse" the sail and
furl it when they felt the squall coming,
but the wind blew it away from them
three times and finally capsized the
boat. George Simons, Andrew Simons
and Isaac Smalls sank immediately and
were drowned, while Alfred Davis and
Joseph While, the other members of
the party, managed to save themselves
by clinging to the boat. After banging
on for nearly an hour they were, picked
up in an exhausted condition bv Capt.
Henry Simons, of the James Francis,
who happeucd to be passing at the time
and heard their cries lor help.
The drowned men were all fishermen
and hud families in the city. Their
bodies have not yet been recovered, nor
is it likely that they will be, DWing to
j the great depth of the water in which
they were lost.?News and Courier.
A Sinnier Sensation.
Recently the members of the Legisla
ture from Sumter met in the ollicc of
Col. Joseph 11. Barle, in the town of
Sumter, and unanimously recommended
to Governor Thomson that Colonel
James D. Graham be appointed Clerk
of Court for Sumter vice W. H. Cuttino.
deceased. The Governor was notified
of this action but all Sumter was set by
j the ears on Wednesday week, when the
J Governor sent to Col. Earle a letter
which he had received from Colonel J.
J. Dargan, stating that Colonel Graham
had presided at Radical meetings, had
, held ollicc under several Radical Govern
I ors. was a drunkard totally unfit for any
, oilice of honor or trust, but was useful
only to spoils politicians. When the let
ter was received a meeting of the citizens
was called and resolutions were passed
dcclearing that Colonel Graham lias
been and still is a self-sacrificing, hard
working Democrat, and deservedly one
of the most popular men in the County.
The resolutions were forwarded to the
Governor who thereupon appointed
Col. Graham to the ollicc.
ISrothcrs Meet After a Long Separation.
Joseph and Frank McCoy, brothers,
met in Savannah. Ga., the other day.
alter a separation of forty years, in
1840 Josiah McCay. a blacksmith, left
his home in Norfolk. A'a.. and never
made his whecabouls known to his
relatives. Fifteen years ago bis brother
Trank settled in Savannah, Ga., where
he has since been engaged in the mer
cantile business. Josiah McCoy, after
(ramping over the South, settled in
Olustee, Fla., where lie has a flourishing
(?r?nge grove, and is well lixed in world
ly matter-. Seeing the name of Frank
MeCoy recent!;.' mentioned as a mer
chaul in Savannah, lie journeyed to that
city, and wa- di lighted to llud hi> broth
er. One of the strange things connected
with the story is that Josiah has been
m Savannah six or eight times since his
brother settled there, and they have
possibly met on the street without re
cognizing each other.
E ?1.50 PER ANNUM.
BAFFLED BY A BULLDOG
A WOMAN'S HONOR SAVED BY A
The Terrible Fight at a Tramp With a
Delicate Woman?Her Dog Dies in Her
Defence?a Mob in Pursuit of theltitfllan
?Tracked by Blood.
Xew York. July 1.?The farmers of
l'lumsack, Sussex County, Xew Jersey,
are scouring the surrounding country in
search of a tramp who brutally assaulted
Mrs. Whaleu Green on Saturday last,
l'lumsack is a hamlet in the Sussex
County mountains, near Dcckertown.
There are only a few houses in the
place, and they are occupied by far
mers. Early on Saturday morning,
just after the men had left tor the fields,
a tall, swarthy tramp, clad iu rags, ap
proached the residence of Wesley Gould
and knocked for admittance. Mrs.
Gould is a powerfully built young wo
man, brave and determined. She open
ed the door, and the tramp promptly
demanded something to eat. He step
ped within the doorway, but Mrs. Gould
1 slammed the door in his face and scut
him sprawling on the stoop. Infuriated
at this sudden attack, the fellow kicked
in one of the panels of the door. Mrs.
j Gould seized a kettle of hot water and
j rushed up stairs. From a second-story
j window she emptied the contents of the
kettle on the tramp and scalded him
severely.. Cursing and swearing, the
fellow left the place and walked through
the village until he reached the suburbs
where the cottage of Whalen Green
stands. Green was absent in the fields,
and his wile, a delicate little woman,
was alone. The tramp knocked at the
door and demanded lood. Mrs. Green
was too much frightened when the
fellow walked in to offer any resistance.
As soon as he was inside the house the
tramp slammed the door and locked it.
"Open the door." cried Mrs. Green, al
most fainting with fear and excitement. "
The fellow walked toward her and made
an insulting remark. "Help! Help!"
screamed the thoroughly terrified wo
man. With an oath the tramp seized
her by the throat and threw her violent
ly to the floor. Her head struck an
iron weight used to keep the door open,
and a deep scalp wound was made. Hut
j the woman continued to scream until
the tramp almost strangled her. She
was almost choked, when a large bull
dog, owned by her husband, bounded
through an open window and sprang at
the rascal. The fellow did nut release
his hold on Mrs. Green, but struck at
the dog with one hand. The animal
attacked him savagely and seized him
by the calf of the leg. The animal was
beaten back, but it sprang at the tramp
with redoubled fury. Mrs. Green faint
ed away, and when she came to. her
husband" was standing over her. The
dead dog lay in the middle of the room
and the furniture was smashed and
broken. Everything bore evidence of
a recent struggle. The dog was brained
with a heavy piece ofcord wood. When
Green heard what had happend lie
! secured bis gun and alarmed the neigh
j bors. A trail of blood was discovered
leading to Lake Shipcong, a distance of
two miles. On the way several farmers
were met who bad passed a tramp who
was terribly lacerated and bleeding. His
i clothing was literally torn from bis body,
i they said, and lie had a handkerchief
j stained with blood bound arouud his
: neck. They offered to give him assist
I ance, but he refused, saying be wanted
j to hurry on aud meet some friends. He
I was bleeding from a terrible wound iu
i his leg. The party followed the trad to
the edge of the small lake, and there
? lost all track of the fugitive. Since that ?
time every tramp who walks along the
road is stopped and questioned. Mrs.
Green's wounds are not dangerous, but
she is prostrated "by the nervous shock.
The noble dog was I tried in front of
the bouse, and it is probable that the
villagers will mark the grave with a
a Lover'a Suicide.
Chattanooga, Tkx>\, June 30.?
Clay Tomkins. a wealthy young man
.residing iu Walker County, Ga., com
. mitted suicide to-day by cutting his
throat from ear to ear and then blowing
out his brains with a pistol. He was
engaged to be married to-morrow to a
Miss Rushford, but last week a yay
young lightning rod man by the mime
of Watkins, while passing through that
section, met the young lady. It was a
case of love at lirst sight, and in conse
quence her afiinnccd husband was jilted
i und she promised to marry the dtspen
I scr of electricity: When Tomkins learn
i cd his fate this morning lie deliberately
ended his life. Miss Itushford became
a raving maniac when she learned of her
former lover's death.
An Kye lo I'unIih-?*.
We are told a few days ago of a col
lection being taken up at a funeral ser
vice conducted at Wesley Chapel a few
miles below Caindeu on last Sunday
week. The corpse was brought in and laid
before the pulpit and a collection then
laken up for ordinary church purposes.
Such as this shows the lack of sense or
loo much greed for money. It does not
speak well for the colored preacher who
had the collection taken up. or allowed
it to be done and we hope such will
not be repeated again.?Watcrcc Mes
Dr. Itelliuger Aeijulted.
ClIAKLKSTOX, S. ('.. July I.?Dr.
Amos V. Bellinger, who killed Stepney
llcilley, the prominent colored Demo
crat, in this city in October, I8s"?, was
acquitted of the charge of murder to-day
alter a .second trial continuing three
days since Tucsdy last at 9.30 o'clock.
The prosecution was rcprscnlcd by So
licitor W. St. Julien Jervcy, and the
defense by Major Julien Mitchell and
II. A. M. Smith, of the law firm of
Mitchell & Smith, and bv Hon. A. O.