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I once knew all the birds that came
And nested in our orchard trees,
For every flower I had a name
My friends were woodchucks, toads and
I knew where thrived in yonder giea
W1 at plants would soothe a stone bruised
Oh, I was very learned then,
But that was very long ago.
I knew the spot upon the hill
Where checkerberries could be found,
Iknew the rushes near the niill
Where pickerel lay that weiglhed a pound:
I knew the wood-the very tree
Where lived the poaching, saucy crow,
And all the woods and crows knew me
But that was very long ago.
And pining for the joys of youth,
I tread the old famili'r spot
Only to learn this solemn truth:
I have forgotten. am forgot.
Yet here's this youngster at my knee
Knows all the things I used to know:
To think I once was wise as he
But that was very long ago.
I know It's folly to complain
Of whatso'er the fates decree,
Tet, were not wishes all in vain,
I tell you what my wish should be:
'd wish to be a boy again,
Back with the friends I used to know,
For .[ was, oh, so happy then
But that was very long ago.
A STORY OF
THOMAS P. MONFORT.
THE SERPUNr SHOWS ITS TANCS.
When Pearson reached Scraggs' office
he found the agent alone. He was sit
ting at his desk, with his pen stuck
above his ear and with his face buried
in his hands. It was evident from his
attitude and his listless manner that he
was deeply engrossed in study.
"Hatching up some scheme for plun
dering these poor devils," Harry
thought as he halted for a
moment in the open door to con
template Seraggs. "He's got some
deep laid plan at work, and whatever it
is it'll bring a few thousands to his
pocket at the expense of the settlers."
At that moment Scraggs looked up,
and his eyes met those of Harry Pear
"Beg pardon, Mr. Scraggs. I didn't
mean to intrude, so if your meditations
are sacred l11 withdraw."
"Come in and sit down," Scraggs
said in reply. "I was meditating, and
seriously, too, but my thoughts were of
you, and I am glad you came."
"Ha, you are a faithful agent,
Scraggs. Always got my interests in
mind, and forever studying out some
plan for advancing them. What now
scheme are you working up now?"
"I am not working up any scheme,
"Yet you were thinking of me. How
does that come?"
"I was thinking of you in an entitely
"What connection, then?"
"Why, in connection with those
Greens. It has come across my mind
that there is some deep purpose in your
"Ha, ha! Is it possible that Scraggs
haa got his mind off financial matters
long enough to let a thought of some
th'mg so foreign creep in? Come,
Seraggs, stick to the per cent. and the
commissions, and don't go to muddling
your brain about things that don't
concern you and that will never put a
dollar in your pocket. It ain't in your
'line, Scraggs, and you'd better let it
"alone." - '
"Ordinarily, Pearson, I don't meddle
much with things that don't directly
concern me. I am counted heartless
and unfeeling, and have been cursed
from Dan to Beersheba by everybody
who has had any dealings with me, and
as a general thing people are not to
blame. .They have had room for swear
ing, and not knowing that there was a
monkey in the case are not to blame
for swearing at the eat whose paw has
been used to rake the chestnuts from
the fire. But I suppose I ought not to
complain. I am paid for my work, and
it is my duty to shoulder the blame that
attaches to it and take the curses it
brings down on my head. Anyhow, I
*am willing to go on with that; but I am
not willing to be a party to aworse
crime, and, by George, I won't be. I
say, I won't be, and I mean it."
"Are you through with your sermon,
"For the present, yes."
"Then-may I ask what deepecrime you
refuse to be aparty to?"
- Y-"es, you may. It's the crime you
contemplate against those Greens; or
rather against Green's girl."
Pearson's face flushed and a spark of
anger lighted his eyes. For an instant
he gazed steadily at Scraggs, then slow
ly let his glance fall to the floor. It was
some time before he spoke, and when he
did he said:
"Mr. Scraggs, are you aware what
'your words imply?"
-"1 am, most certainly," replied
Scraggs, "and they imply nothing but
the truth. I am not fool enough to
think that your actions towards Green
mean anything good. It would be
hard enough to believe that if your con
duct in hispresence was the only thing
to go by. It is not likely that you
would interest yourself in anyone's be
half, unless you had a selfish motive be
hind it. It is not in your nature. But
what makes your purpose more ap
parent is the fact that while you are
making a pretense of f'avoring Green,
you are coming in here and command
W2ng me to bear down on him. A t my
expense you are working yourself into
his good graces, and at the same time
getting him deeper and deeper into your
toils. I know you, and I know your
purpose, Pearson, and I denounce it.
Furthur, I refuse to be a party to it. It
is all right to rob and plunder these
people with exorbitant interest, and to
break them up with wild speculations,
and so long as it stops at that, I will go
*with you; but when it comes to an at
tempt to trap that innocent girl I'm out."
The young man's face changed color
alternately as he listened to this speech.
One moment it was livid with anger
and the next flushed with a sense of
shame. Once or twice he made gestures
for Scraggs to stop, but the agent went
on to the end.
"Well, Mr. Scraggs," Harry replied
after a short silence, "I dtont admit
anything you have charged, but say you
are correct, arid it must be acknowl
edged that you are not above reproach.
Your virtuous indignation don't comn
nmence quite soon enough. It begins
where the profits leave off. In other
words you are willing to condone my
crimes, as you choose to call them, and
even assist me in executing them, as
long as there is money in it to you. But
the moment they cease to bring a finan
cial return to your pocket you get ter
ribly down on them. You are willing
to help 'rob and plunder' the settlers
because it pays yvu, but there is no
profit in trapping the girl, so your vir-.
tuous soul revolts at the idea. That is
the size of your honor, Scraggs."
"I admit that appearances do seem
against me, Pearson, for after being a
tool in your hands so long," said
Scraggs with emphasis, "it would be a
miracle if I had an honorable impulse
I have a spark of honor et unob~sured.
I wmonXI say what I bark , and oposC
youjr desins On reen's daughtr, even
if I lost money by it. In a ease like
this money emus no tigure wt h me."
"You are very pious all at once.
Scraggs," said Pearson with a light
laugh, "and I wonder you didn't turn
preeher in your young days. You
would hatve raade an eloqieit sermon
izer. Uu well drop this subject, if you
please, for the present, and when 1
form (lesig-ns against Green's girl. sueh
asc van inition, and find I am in loed
of your assistance in carrying them out.
I'l put up the -stuf' and make you
"You'll do no such thing," Seraggs
exclaimed with wrath as lie arose and
paced the floor. "No money will in(uce
me to aid in betraying that girl or any
other girl into your power. But I11 tell
you what I will do," Serags said, stop
ping before Pearson and looking him
square in the eyes, "I'll warn John Green
against you, and I'll warn the girl
"You will?" exclaimed the young man
springing up with flashing eyes and
clinched fists. "You will, ch?"
'Yes, I will," replied Scraggs, calmly
maintaining his position.
For a minute the two men stood
silently eyeing each other, Scraggs cool.
collected and immovable, and Pearson
at first angry and flushed, but slowly
calming down. At last the latter broke
into a light laugh, and with a -toss of
the head spoke:
"Don't be a fool, Scraggs," he said,
"because that don't pay. I have no de
signs on the girl. and besides if I did
have your putting in wouldn't do any
good. Do you suppose the Greens, or
any of the other settlers, would take
your word in preference to mine? Of
course they wouldn't. It's you that is
known as a heartless villain, while I, in
the shade back of you, am known as a
kind, feeling gentleman. These pbople
"t ninn rEARSoN, BEWARE!"
don't know that I move you and con
trol your actions, and more it is hardly
likely that they will know it, sine
there is no one to tell them but you,
and they'd never take your word for
anything, not if you were to swear to
it. So you see I have got the advantage
of you, Scraggs, and if you want to do
any warning juist go ahead. But you
are making a great fuss about nothing,
anvhow. Wait until I make an attempt
against the girl, won't you?"
"Wh,'wat houdi be' xett
Green, us asweintend to make"i u
o' every othatr movter." n cn
Trl your acis, itaoudo moe fin it hardl
likely tohdpt hyourslf knowar ithiner
stter is nou o towardl the buteens?
athing noten?" uwr t wert
ItS yupsed thae go fre adountage
oyScraggs, and if you wadnt tovedo
eawing jote popl aheu reaon
whyre akngosgeatof bouer othing,
autaintte girl on'eth you?"in nm
LI ouie Toabe nondesignsrank and confi
Pean," aithked Scraggs, "I'll ou
thee sut what syu thatosoel me
"yar wad soulad inebe hep and
maeve sall lohe mnone e cand oo
lov Gre, juad w'e intend thakse ithall
ofaver buther setler v hr
"anTwn hwrioityout o n fidet nec
essary towert ynourselfe tor coter
Wy irs and youbmndit toemysaresses,
thrrs ofean,? ear!Thsi
goi suposaread thy wshal fre couned."
"erGgs and wathaman did'l not e
eyplai o otere poles."reso
"Ala that hoss too tre ora the
Buto sine you fore the qsin n meu
Gees willabeotaken becaseliketh
denil th yuh Israks Ill go fur
terad sy noe her m forebeing
your tuth when nevethele, so hel me
muy ht wan soul, aanst neouav and
nevel shat ll ove nyoem else. wAninow
han gone hsufaer, Ie oeurthes. I
love heand I'o sorrythatir nshe-"al
"a, bu don' shalneve toary her. In
cInot wiproe but anhin othe
settledpforeme.anh focehe ato ome tov
kindlby slected I womal frlean
heroing tofr ad going shal be waned."e
lieeks a don't yove say. I'm ntverido
"Alags thade nto re. to this the
demron wn yon: hesitadyu
womnebts will take as gospelle truh
while therths her spa will be bena
excuse tor Buiget, endles itc isere
dut tol wrn thm agndstyu andm
handpifntes dnth wanity of mye ittey
wild olyw er the coanseqece."
"AhnI dn'Otoe wat oarry hersond
Iwdn'et proor te puroseyt ogt tng
settled.fo Ie h folk atoone ve'
moredthaneoced or twomae afer the, cond
verswich Iewe im gon doiags few
ees conson't himse her laindgee idth
bhut ht i cud mney be loat we
aore afer."bc aan ndh oe
Scraggs sade nohingly to hires and
thearsoung wen's ontetos:fri h
fIrshllc go realize theand mary would
weoa btI wlehm no d in com ee tc
sut ther witoah he Ionl soonhandub
exus forl bein preatur, anynehert
Iswllok ten my endws pable findam
happines n Louie, socieen of my littlt
ild eo tme plnogospekhe
Peronn' camoS back. Se te mtte
Alon ino OtobraraiePry Pasme
wenteat proorthensurvery or hettn
aredf lis hadewo goe day byeen',
more tan onearstceafe theruhocstms con
he onsehmsfingta leangs found t
thoessht tatak it two notr slngst
infore was ebecktin; and lire hoeds
tapes, whesm. ihalyisus
werasaishd nthn town. renso
theyon man' itetins ford toeo
first places ihi alie thany daeys woud
ondlac at fdt a largtane Specl
came the rage of the hour. John Green
made no efort to sell his lots, for they
were well located, and he felt secare in
holding them. They would go on in
cr"asiug he thought. and when the
rai'r-)ad comp anies began to construct
their lines into the place, and all the
other public improvements were put
under way, their value would go be
yond anybody's expectations. Ile de
ternined to hold th em, and hold them
But Scrags nade an effort to sell
them, and in a short timie lie found a
customer who otfered to take them at
double what John paid. Seraggs sent
for John and laid the offer before him,
"It is a big profit on the investment,
Mr. reen., and my advice is to take it."
"No," said John, "I can do better
than that next var. Wait till the rail
ronds come in."
"I tell you, Green," Scraggs went on,
"now is a goo d time to sell. You double
y-.r money, and that is profit enough.
Take mv advice and sell out. I can
loan your money where it will be safe
and where it will bring you good inter
est. Make the change, then when the
mortgage on your farm is due you will
have the money to pay it off."
But John shook his head, saying:
"You can get no interest to equal the
profits on the lots, and besides I would
rather not turn usurer."
Seragg was silent for a little while,
during which he looked hard at the
floor. Then looking up he said:
"Green, I have a purpose in advising
you as I do. I do not like to say what
that putrpose is, but I assure you it is an
honest one, and besides it is well found
ed. For your own good I advise you to
this step. Get your money out of these
lots, and keep it out."
John made no reply but looked at
IScraggs incredulously. The agent saw
that he had made no impression, and he
-'Will you promise upon your oath,
Green, never to whisper a word of what
I am going to tell you?"
"Yes, if it is right that I should not."
"I don't know that it would be ex
actly right, but I know it would be to
your interest, and would, if you acted
on it, save your money and save you
from a great deal of suffering, perhaps.
But be that as it may, I won't reveal
any secret. It wouldn't be safe. I will
say, though, let those lots go and make
your money secure."
"Isn't it secure where it is?" John
"You heard what I said, Mr. Green,"
Scraggs replied, "and ought to be able
to draw your own conclusions. I say
take your money out of the lots and
make it safe. That's all I can say to
you, and it's more than I have said or
will say to anyone else. I have a
reason for advising you to this step,
and strange as it may seem, it is al
together for your interest that I do it."
"It's a little strange, indeed, Mr.
Scraggs," John said with an incredu
lous shake of the head, "that you
should feel such an uncommon interest
in my welfare. I cannot understand
why you should make so great an ex
ception in my favor. Why am I alone.
selected from all your customers to re
ceivj the benefit of your advice? Am I
more to you than any of the hundreds
of others who have invested in these
town lots? I don't think so."
"You are right, Green, you are not
enore to me than the others. But it is
"YOU ARE SLY, SoBAGGS."
not that which influences me. There is
not a man among all my customers
whom I would not advise as I do you,
were lie placed in like circumstances.
But it is folly to talk and argue. Ihere
is a customer for your lots. Take my
advice and sell out."
"No," said John, "I'll keep them. I
know your object, Mr. Scraggs--I can
see through it perfectly. Those lots
are destined to sell for an enormous
price, and you know it. You see a
thousand dollars or so in them, and you
want them. You are the man who pro
poses to buy them. You are sly, Scraggs,
and you can hatch out some plausible
schemes, but I understand your motive
in this instance."
Scraggs arose and walked the floor for
a minute or two, then stopping in front
of Green, said:
"John Green, I wouldn't pay you fifty
per cent. on the investment you made
in those lots. I don't want them, and
wouldn't buy them at any price. But
talk is useless, so I have no more to say
-at least only this. In less than six
months from to-day, you will recall
what I have said, and you will say that
for once Scraggs advised you aright.
These last words of Scraggs made a
slight impression on John, andl he left
the oficee in a halting state of mind.
Once or twice as he walked down the
street lie stopped, half inclined to go
back and accept Seraggs' offer.
"If I sell out," lhe mused, "I will
make a large profit, and besides being
able to redeem my farm will have a
couple of hundred dollars left towardsI
builing a home. . It may be that
$eraggs is right, too, and that by hold
ing on I will lose all. Perhaps it would
be safer to sell."
Then on the other hand he 'would re
Icall Scraggs' reputation as a schemer
and an unprincipled shnrk, and noting
the improvements that were under way
and the avidity with which other peo
pe were taking up "bargains" in real
estate, he would conclude that he
was right, and that Seraaggs only want
ed to get the lots himself because there
was a big outcome to them. Reasoning
pro and con, he finally decided to keep
his lots, and accordingly went home,
perfectly satisfied that he had acted for
The boom at Paradise Park kept roll
ing on and on, reaching out farther andl
farther until the winter came on and
the severe storms andl cold weather put
a check to all imnprovemecnt. That win
t'r was an inte-nsel~y cold one, and there
was a great de'al of snow. so that people
ven!tured't out butt little, and as a conse
(Iuenice the( excitement at P'ar'adise Park
didl down and the sales of real estate
Thei~ inivestorns felt no uncasiness, how
ever. being assuredlthat with the return
f fair weather' the bojom would set in
again with renewed vigor. In the
sriig the railroads were to be located
ad work was to begin on thecm at once;
and all the other public improvements
were to b'e got under headway, too; so
the the realI boom was to come, and
only a few short months of inactivity
was to come between.
Thus the winter passed, and by the
mdle. of March all the snow was gone
pegan to shoot tip. The boom at Para
dise Park revived, and while real estate
transactions zesumed their wonted
strength, the sound of tl hammer, the
saw aud the trowel were heard on every
hand. Rusiness blocks, both frame and
brick, were started up all about the
center of the town, while residences
were being constructed in every quar
ter. Unprecedented activity re'elned.
and Seraggs' prediction that the place
woul(l have twenty thousind populat ion
within the year bade fair to cvoiie true.
But day after day passed. and no
iove toward constructing railroads or
other publie improvmients was niade.
Yet the people were strong in the faith
and kept the boom rolling.
A BURSTED BOOM.
A month passed and then the great j
boom at Paradise Park recived a sud
den cheek. A railroad line was located
through that section of Kansas. but it
camne not to or through the place. It
ran within five miles of the town, and
the company located a depot and laid
out a townsite at the point nearest to
As soon as this fact became known as
a certainty the great boom burst and
the embryo western metropolis lay flat.
The sale of lots stopped short, and
within three days the value of real
estate ran down until it was impossible
to sell lots at any price. The no ise of
the saw and hammer ceased, and un
finished buildings were left so.
Then a new town on the railroad was
'tarted under the name of Magic City.
Scraggs, the inevitable, shook the dust
of Paradise Park from his feet and
went down to Magic City to inaugurate
a boom there; and he succeeded so
well that within a few days there was
a grand rush of people to the new
town, and a real estate craze rivaling
that of Paradise Park began to rage.
The people who owned houses at the
old town moved them to the new, and
thus within a couple of weeks the
famed town of Paradise Park-the
once proud infant wonder of the world
-was blotted out of existence, and
nothing save a few old foundations and
the painted corner stakes remained to
mark the spot where the embryo
metropolis had stood.
The collapse had been sudden and un
expected, and hundreds of poor settlers
who had invested their little all in the
hope of making a raise awoke sudden
ly to the fact that they were ruined, and
that their hopes and their money had
gone down together in the great wreck.
Some who had a small amount of means
left invested in the new town in the
hope of retrieving what was lost in the
old, but hundreds had nothing left to
invest, and all they could do was to
mourn the departed, and curse Scraggs.
This latter pleasure, however, was
denied John Green. He could mourn
the fall of Paradise Park, but he had
no occasion to curse Scraggs, for
Scraggs had warned him and had made
every effort to get him to save himself.
John took his loss seriously to heart,
and many were the wakeful nights it
caused him. The sum of money was
small, but it was all that stood between
his family and want if lie should fail
on his crop the coming season, as there
was a fair prospect of him doing
since the season had opened up exceed
Mary, ever patient and long suffering,
deplored the loss of the money equally
as much as John did, but made a pre
tense of considering it a mere trifle.
True wife that shi> was, she was willing
to bear her own biamders alone, and be
sides shoulder a large part of her hus
band's. She saw nothing in the future
utlook to encourage her, yet for John's
sake she affected to see a great deal,
and the more he regretted, the more
cheerful and hopeful she became, and
the more lightly she treated their loss.
"I am glad, Mary," John remarked
one day, "that you take such a happy
view of the situation. The loss of the
money, and the knowledge that it was~
my fault, is enough to make me despise~
myself almost, even at best, and if you
had blamed me as I deserve to be:
blamed, I believe I'd have gone mad." :
"John, there is nothing for which to
blame you," Mary replied. "You in
vested the money, as hundreds of others
invested, and tried to act for the best.
It was a mistake, and nothing more.
Such a mistake as anyone might have
made, and as almost every poor settler
did make. There is no use to condemn
yourself, or make yourself miserable
with vain regrets. The money is gone
-let it go. We can live over the loss,
and in a short time won't feel it."
"I hope so," replied John, "but it is
hard to raise expectations where there.
is so little to base them on. There are
poor prospects for crops this year, for it
is already late in the season and there
is not moisture enough in the ground
to sprout the seeds. If it does not rain
soon we will raise nothing, and again
we shall have to go through the expe
?iences of a year ago. Sometimes I feel
like turning loose and cur.'ing this God
forsaken country from end to end. I
wish we had never set foot on Kansas
soil. There is nothing here for us but
suffering, hardships and disappoint
ments- From year to year we have got1
to contend against drought, hot winds5,
chinch bugs, grasshoppers, greedy
Shyloks and swindling schemes, and
the settler has a poor showing among
'It is discouraging, John," said Mary,
"but where can poor people do better?
The east is overcrowded, and the pocr
man canniot hope to get a home there.
ie cannot go into business for himself,
and to work on a salary is uncertain.
Thousands do it, of course, and'a small
per cent. of them get on very well. but
such cases are rare. We hare had ex
perience in that way, and we know
what it is to b~e thrown out of employ
ment and left stranded without mney
and with sickness. We have hardl times
here, and suffer many prirations and
d lisappointments, but I would not ex-1
change it for the east, for here we have
a hope of a home by and by, and there1
we could hope for nothing. Here you
are your own master, there you were
the servant of v-our emplovers, who,
because they paid you a pitiful saimry]
suficient to keep yourself and family
alve, felt that they owned you body
and soul. I'll take Kansas with its
trials and disappointments in prefer
ece to the east."
"Yes. so will I," said John, "but I do
think the settlers who come here to
build up homes and improve and beau
tiry the land, ought to receive better
treatmnt from the government. There
is no justice in givingz up to corpora
tions a n ,. a++ le ing i i al the choice
P:onions of the pu.n a . m>"i
the home:e!kr.- the sand.r d 1 p1a*,.
wvhere -nothing 1)mt s:1it d -
otes Ilourish. .ht he :-i' : . I
pose. must be e'n
ther don't~ wantis :r. tth
poor. But after al .
as good as any place
man. for he dou't se e'1i '. t
anywhere exept a., a n:
the wealtIhy. It i-. a trut. n-iy Ihs
there is no plaoe in Ih:i-;.l f -r
the poor. Tley are 4u r f the
John and ilMarY. i ri.. -:r r and
discouraged. wer- r :
taket a rVcno td V V <;1 !te-~
tionl, as proph-1" are aipt tt o 1-under -
circunstances. IUut aftor al. whois
there to say that their view. th. 'rgh
melancholy, was not to some extent at
least based on facts? Who is there to
say that poor men with famie
brought into competition with the la >Or
of all the civilized and se:ni-civiled
worldI do not have a hard time' of it in the
east, and feel themselves fortunate in
nine cases out of ten if they are able to
keep their dependent ones barely above
want? Who is there to say against
John Green's assertion, -hat the poor
settlers on the publie lands of the west
have not been neglected by the govorn
ment and forced tn occupy the arid
plains passed over by the rich ca-Ale
men and giant corporations as usel.ss?
Mary and John may havc looked at the
situation through smoked glass, but :f
they did, they saw not far wrong.
As John had feared, the outlool: for
crops grew less and less promising
with each week. The weather con
tinued dry, and day after day the, sun
ran his course through cloudles
heavens. The earth became parthed.
andthe vegetation that had, in spite of
all obstructions, forced ltself into life
drooped, withered and died. For h ree
long months not a drop of rain had
fallen, and it being now duly there was
no longer any grounds for hope -- the
part of the settlers. It was inp;,ihie
that any crops could be grown the. late
in the season, even were it to r..in at
[To be (;' tted.)
AN ATTACH'MiNT Gf:ANTED.
OIt Agalit 1-mc"de:,t Ioiiv For :a
Nmv Yonxi, Oct. J
son, (if the urm Ccur, to-day
IPppliCtiono C-flry fodpide:t
>f the Ada ns Express Com pany, grant
d an attachmeuti gilst the r '
)f John Hoey, th. deposed pre-i nt of
,he company in a suit to recove r hli! a
nillion dollars. Th attach n'eut was
zranted on the ground f .en-rmA
idence,lHoe~y's htome-:r a.t Hly
vood. N. J. Tihe att..chntit ws at
>ne handed to De;uty n'Shriff Stev
The attachment wa; s cured upor
illidavit of Frederlck Lovejiey. the pres
mnt Vice-President o1 the Adams Ex
press Company. The summons attach
!d to the papers ar.nounces to M:. Iloey
"hat if he defaults in appearing to an
wer the suit judgmert will be taken
igainst him for .5712,95o0 with intertst
Lovejoy, in his uildavit, recites the
istory of the company, which is a joint
stock association, andl says th it Iloey
was appointed manager of tmie comx
ny on January 6, 1870, and 'ias ever
mene continued to act and is nlow act
g as such. Iloey's elevatior to the
rusteeship, vice presidency a id presi
lency is then referred to. In all these
positions, he says, Iloey occup)ie d a lida
:ary relation to the company and had
outrol of the funds and assets. It is
lleged that prior to March 1l8.2, iloey,
ither individually or in co'mection
with other persons, acquired in inter-*
st in the business of the Nnv York
md Boston Dispatch Company, the
Kinsley Express Company ant the Un
ton Express Company for $73,O95, the
full value at that time of the interest
purchased. On that same da y he sold
:d transferred this interest to the
dams Express Company for 83h50,000
id in his ollicial capacity: caused
this sum to be transferred to him
tlf and others out of the funds
>f the Adams Express Company,
id by so doing app~ropria:es $276,
)05 out of the S35U,000 to his own
ase and that of others in frar d of the
rights of the Adams Express Campany,
md in violation of his duties as oflicer
This sum has been wholly lost to the
&dams Express Comnpany. Lovejioy
ontinues that prior to M1archl 12,1b08,
E[ey, either individually or in connec
:ion with others, acquired tlbe remuain
ng interest in the three specified chm
anies for 880.000. vwhich w is its full
alue at the tiine.' On Mlarch 12, 1888,
[Ioey sold it to ithe Adams~ Express
'lmpany for 8$00,000, paying that sum
:o himself and others, whi'e aLctmgl in
mliduciary capacity, thus appr opriat
.ng 8420,000O of the $F(00,00 to) is o' wn
ase and that of others in fraud of thme
~ihtsof the Adarms Express Cmnpany.
Lor these reasons it is eia rned that~
lere is now dune the Adl.unvs Ex p'ress
Company from tl'e defend.u t Ihe s'im~.
yr $i%.905. It m. is '!!' led by Loveja
;hiit whsen lsaiam h t C.o'abmes th'I r
nr treasurer o thle Adues 4ilnpany,
lied in 1l85, he ws ' Ce o h
~opniy for about Iid I. '' odr
:o discharge tis ind bP-ae' b -
ocs admiinistr. r .ave ('ey. in ha :
apacity as an (4IiClierofth e:'mpay
16.015.~ Hoey, it is~ chac~ e, di not4
Ippy any pertin of thisr m'e' 1o the
iischare of abeock' indedel.mdess,
br did he pay it to the .comp:07 .
[Iey, says Lovejoy, :approprutted said
mm of 81t6,013 to his ownVi useL' an in
rand of the righlTs of 'aid \ln Ex
press Comipany. y rea n *f c i th1
:acts, Lovejoy says cau:,' Ui a ctionl
:xists against ilboy, andthe pmm 441
.s entitled '0 recover' -712,750 .u t
nterest on $2763,05J from March 5.1
182; on $420,000 from M~mtch I2 18'8,
umd on $16.045 !rom I' bru:: rn" 1. 18h .
The Snmerm lis deputies ser ;ed th.' at
achment upon the olhlcers of r. heSeutI .
arn Express Company, th'e IFarnwrs'
Loan and Trust Companyv and inej
Xdams Express Company. H o-y has
i stock in the~ Adans Ex prett Com
>any and at the Oliites5 of te other cou
erns it was not known tha he had any~
roperty there. John Hoe" could no.
je found in the city andi depty sherill's
-:oldl not serve the summeius up~on hI im
Scarcely a day paes without its
o spaper story o! roam youn1g woman
sho met a man? .5 i nt-resting 1 ha;t she
hought she couldn't live wit hout him ,
:o she married him iin! hate~ and!] after
.vards learned that he'. wa an ex-('on
it or a brute or alreadyi ad a wife c'
:wo fromr whom43 helh::d s'eparateol with1
)ut the orma.1lity' of a h-'gal 'ivorce.
I such cases time blanw is ili upo
man, who gem-'rah deser'n siicore
ibuis: than he ;:et. liut girls, look at
he matter s'-riouxsly amIo ten minutes andc
see ift he troiuble imi'ght nL 't a've ben
m;oidd it you had 14 nt been ini to
nueh f : am hrryv.XMarri:ig; e man
artnersipl for lif' di( rers of diiore
re merel'y exceptions~ il-at p4rove :hit
'ule. Would an ;nn enter 'it to a~~
jusiness p4artnetrsiip w i as '1: 'I
mlle ofit~( the ot'i(1her party as yu e 1
'Emf satisf1ied with? Wel I' o)0 t
iless he were'' a' weet ' uled luaic
ala is cheap.,~ irls: it man he made to
rder as fast as thme tonguem ('tm runm
speially when there is a pre'tty fac 1; 1
oo ispire it arnd two wiing oars to re
ive it. D)on't fear thamt 50ome1 other 1
rl will get the fellow unless I.ou se- I
ThLD YOUR COI0T .
!MPORTANT ACTION OF THE GREEN
Th-: !F.-mer. Advised to Hold Their Cot
t,,n I-- Ie.ttcr IPriced 2ind to Have It
weardwh1CCA.Mld b3y AlliaLuce Weigh
G mm n~~yS. , Oct. 19.--The'
Gr., ivei - Ctunty 1rmrrs' Alliance
meit m1 )bl session today for the
purpo.;se of -.in~g some action on the
vexed qietiou (with them) of the buy
in e and selli:2g of cotton. Tney passea
ta- iollo wing resolutions, which is in
to:dd to have a tar-reaching effect and
tn unite the Alliance of the South in
an effort to raise the price of cotton:
Vhertas. cotton is our cash product,
amiLt producers ar forced to take for it.
prices ibelow the cost of prodaction.
Not only the farmers but the merchaut.#
wh f urnished them supplies on time,
must sustain loss. The profits on cot -
ton are divided between speculatora
We the Greenville Farmers' Alliance,
do advise our farmers to refuse to sell
their cotton at the present prices, and
to at once warehouse so much cotton a1
n ill satisfy their creditors, and bor
row from banks or individuals on ware
house receipts, and hold their cotton
for better prlces.
That the action of our meeting bo
pnblished throughout the Cotton States,
aid we ask the farmers to at once.
t:rough state r.nd county Alliances, act.
in accordance -:herewith.
That all sub-All:ances are hereby re
quested to call meetings at once to act
on thc-se resolutions.
The Alliance of this county proposes
to accomplish the purpose of the reso
lution by concentrating the cotton
brought to this market in the Alliance
warehouse for the purpose of having it
graded into lots, "so that each grade
can be sold at its true market value."
' he warehouse will store cotton litteen
days tree of charge to buyer and seller
alike, enabling the teller to hold his
cotton for better prices and the buyer
to get large lots for shipment. After
the flifteen days free storage is out, the
cost of storage and insurance will not
exceed twenty-five cents for the first
month and twenty cents for sub
A coininitteetman of the Alliance says:
-It. is now generally conceded that the
preseit crop is far short of that of last
yvar, and of a much iner quality; yet
the prices are below the cost of produc
tion. It therefore must be apparent to
ail that there is everything to gain and
nothing to lose by holding. Some of
the Greenv ille banks have agreed to ad
vance liberally on warehouse receipts."
A resolution was also passed asking
every true Allianceman not to sell his
cottun until he takes it to the ware
house. The Alliance proposes to have
a grader of cotton, or grade it them
teves by "types" from New York.
The cotton buyers here are deted, and
if the plan of the Alliance is carried out
they must buy Alliance cotton at the
warehouse and have it weighed by Alls
Head of a Human.
MuxcIE, Ind., Oct. 18.-Word has
reacned ths city from a source that can
be regarded as being perfectly reliable,
of the disco very of a semi-human mon
strosity that lays all other freaks of na
ture in the shade. Yesterday, while J.
T. lIlackburn' a Washington Township
farmer, was going through a corntielo,
in which were numerous stumps. he
iiscovered lying on one that was about
four feet in diameter a female dog that
had gived birth to a litter of pups, one
of wnich possessed the head of a human
being, although its face bore a striking
resemblance to that of tie worst kind of
an idiot. Its'body was shaped lire a boa
instrictor, and, being of an unusual
length, it would wind around in all con
eivable forms but without injury to
any of its brothers and sisters. The
forelegs are much longer than the hind
ones, which gives it a giraffe appear
ance when standing on its feet. Its
skin is soft and pliable, and is possessed
o no hair, with the exception of a very
small "eais" on the top of the head,
Instead of whining, like all pups, it
ives out a hideous scream that Imi
ates an eagle when fighting for its
young. While the freak snaps like a
log and is possessed of a full set of
teeth, its instinct causes it not to mo
est or disturb its relatives, other than
th annoyance that is brought about
by natural causes. On its feet are
:laws that extend several inches in
ength. This monstrosity will, in all
probability, be exhibited, and it is er
pectedi that the owner will reap a rich
arvest from the exhibition.
Spartanburg's Fac tories
SP'ARTANBUitG, S. C., Oct 16-Spar
anurg county leads the world, that
is, the Southern world. The following
ire the ligures of cotton spindles now
Either in actual operation, or for the
placing of which the plant has begun.
lifton. 50,000; Pacolet, now working,
,400. building 34,600. total. 50,000: En
ree, 25,000; Spartan Mills, 30,000; D. E.
onverce Co. addition to old mill, 5,000,
otal15,000; Whitney 10,000; Fairmount,
.000; Fingerville 5,000; Pelham, 5,000;
ow pens. 3.000; Arlington, 1,500; Valley
alls, 500; J. 11. Cash, 15,000; grand to
Eimait'ing the consumption at about
re-ha1 1bale to the spindle, the home
onsumtif4on is about 100,000) bales.
Thin; i about two and one-half times
heprodutiton of the county. This
:ea s nearly $t6,000,00J0 in cotton mills
n Spartanhu rg County.
Eiht or ien years ago the difference
n'WtnoI the Spartanburg and Charles
n wourket was from 75 to 100 points.
ow cotton brings us much on the
~trets of this city as it does on the
~oast. This is due directly to the local
lemand from the miils.-The State.
Sho Open edi Firv.
];uMn'on1ur, Ala, Oct. 14 -A sensa
>na! but. bloodless street shooting oo
arreT'd heore in front of the United
wiates court house. Mrs. Fannie Hoff
n. liostmuistress at Coalburg, Mr. J.
I'. IllU, the mnage'r of the Sloss Iron
nd devel Co., and Deputy Marshal
,chon feld, were stani-ing in the street
avlhen Mrs. Hoffman opened lire on
hm, firing three shots. She was
vithin three feet of the men, but none
.f the balls took effect. A police ar
e~sted ner and took the pistol from her,
tt She imm~fediately reached into a
arge balsket which she carried, anddrew
mother large gun. She resisted arrest
nd created a sensation by yelling while
ding taken to jail. Sho was afterwards
eea'd on a $200 band. Mrs. Hoffman
s been regarded as eccentric forsev
rni days. The trial of Hill and other
'romiuent Coalberg citizens has been
oig on in the United States court.
The had them arrested on the charge of
mpeing her in the discharge of her
in ties as postmistress. She says Schoen
id and 11:11 were conspiring to defame
er character, and she tried to kill them.
snakes in a Tree.
C1..uu.:silrno, W. Va., Oct. 18S
While two lumbermen named McCray
mdl Deuers were felling timber near
~level; n,. Webster County, they cut
:wni a large limnetree, which was liter
Hyk alive~ with snake-s of a variety
ever before found in this vicinity.
I'hey were browui in co.lor, large in size,
maving yellow jaws, from which they
ontinususiv evicted a slimy matter,
md were exceedingly vicious, attack
ng t:.e muen as soon as the true fell
fer killing a large number McCray
d ,)eutrs were obliged to retreat.
ecuring assistance they returned to
h spot, and a general slaughter took
>ace. not less than live bundred repti
es being killed. Investigation was
len made, and from titteen hundred to
wo thousand egya -;'erea foun I in vari
A TRIPLE LYNCHING.
Three Z.toi s anaadI1d b
Shot in Varinia.
STAUNTON. \a.. OS. 17.-. sneehd
from Cli:to I'Fre. Va.. today
Daily News say.: This morning a:ang
of six armed drunken ne.moei cane into
town. and boasted loudiv that thev had
come to take the plae h his created
terrible confusloa on the sLrects. as al
the negroes had pistols nid othe r
weapons. which the: i frieelv.
They walked about the strcets. nmuh
ing ladies and comimitting oler tout
raes land creatin: a terrible ri->t. A
number of citizeis decillod to arrest
them, but the negroes v*ieiltliy resisted
arrest and broke away from their would
be captors. who guve chase. When the
negroes had nearly reac:hed Irowngate
they turned and conimencd (iring upon
their pursuers. and a battle between the
posse and the rioters ensued. Philhp
Bolln, a brakeman of the Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad, was killed outrighit
at the tirst tire, and Frederick Wilkin
son was injured seriously. The officers.
after some difi:.uliy. captured five of the
gang. including the leaders, but one is
still at large.
Two large mobs. numbering in all
about 500, formed in the town and met
at Sweetwood's store at about 10
o'clock tonight. They fired salutes.and
then the two corabhined and marched to
the jail where the prisoners. ta-en in
the atternoon, had been confined. They
attempted. after firing into the jail for
some time, to break opea the door with
a ram. but it was too strong and resist
ed their efforts. They then procued
axes and sledge hammers and broke in.
They took out three prisoners, and tak
ing them to a gully about half a mile
froa the jail, strung two of them up to
a tree and filled them full of bullets.
The third prisoner. who was a boy six
teen years old, they brouaht back to the
jail to lock him up again, but finally let
him go, and he escaped. The fourth
prisoner, who had been crippled with a
bullet in the afternoon, was still in the
jail, the door of which had been repair
ed. Breakiu in again. they took him
cut, and putting him in a cart. they
hauled him to the same place and huun
him to the tree that the former two had
been hung on.
Another member of the gang had
been shot down in the afternoon near
Irongate and left lying by the side of the
railroad track in a dying condition.
American and Chilan allora Fight.
SANTIAGo, Oct. 17--The anti-A mer
can feeling which is very pronounced
reached a climax last evening in the
streets of Valparaiso. A number of
sailors of the United States steamer,
BJtimore, now in port, were w-lking
along* the street when they were con
fronted by some sailors of a Chilian
man-of-war. Some words passed, when
a fierce ight followed. There was evi
dently bad blood on both sides, and it
only needed a pretext to bring on a con
flict. Both parties were armed with
%nives and pistols, which were freely
used. When the combatants were sep
arated by the police and bystanders. it
was found that one of the Baltimore
sailors had been killed ana five others
seriously wounded. Several of the Chil
lans were also badly hurt. This was
the first time the Baltimore's sailors
had been ashore for a month. The In
tenoant of the city had assured Cap
tain Schley of the Baltimore that his
sailors would be perfectly safe on Chil
ian soil. The feeling today between
Ameticans anel Chilians is very strong.
several additional tights occurred today
among sailors, but they were not so se
rious as that of yesterday. The dead
sailor of the Baltimore wIll be buried
tomorrow. An armed force will be
landed from the military guard of hon
or for the occasion. .Trouble is feared,
as it will be Sunday and election day.
Callian officials, alive to the gravity of
the occassion, have again promised the
Americans protection from assault tun
der all circumst ances.
Saved by a Dog.
Cov1GN.~s Ky., Oct. 18.-Mrs. Em
ma Smith's grocery and residence on
Bullock street was destroyed by fire
early this morning. Mrs. Smith and
her four children had a narrow escape
from death. The lady arose at 4:30
o'clock, made a fire and retired again.
Half an hour after she was awakened
by her Newfoundland dog tugging at
the bed clothing and barking furiously.
She was nearly smothered by smoke,
but groped her way to the bedroom of
her childsen. The room was full of
smoke, but she pt them out of the
burning building just in time.
213 \Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Lachinery, Supplies, Oils.
Attention tuill men ! We are now oifer
ig the best and latest improved
Iron, Steel, Pipe, Nails, Fitting, Delt
Lacing, and a full line of Phosphate and
M~ill Supplies. state ag nts for
THE SCIENTIFIC GRINDING MiLLS,
peSend for our new illustrated catalogue
ad lowest prices. Agents wanted in every
PIEDMONT GUANO CO.,
CIIAltLESTON, S. C.
IMlop.rER., 3MANUFAcriUREli. DEAr.CuRSIN
Safest, High Grade, and (Guaranteed
Kainit, Blood Acids, Dissolved
Bone, Solubles, and Ammoni
Handled by Mr. ML Levi, Manning. S. C.
Get pries~ before buy ing.
WM. BURMESTER &CO0.
Hay and Grain,
Opp. Kerr's Wharf, and 23 Queen St.
CHARILESTON, S. C'
157 and 109, East Bay,
CTTARLETO. S. C.
!H A. NO F T
[Mnecessoer toC. I H' yt *A ]ra.)
Largest Cnd Oldest m'ny Stie r
A very large stock of Britannia waie, the
ve.iv best silver plated goods made. 550
Gold Rings on hand. Fine line. of Clocks.
Wedding Presents, Gold Pn, tnd Specta
cies. A big lot ot solid coin silver just re
ceived, at lowest prices. My repairing de
partment has no superior in the State. Try
around first and get prieos, then come to re.
You will certainly buy from me.
L. W. FOLSOM,
Successor to . II. Folsomn & Bro.
-SUMNTFlt, S. 1.
WATCHES, CLOClis iEWE I
The celebrated Royal St. John SewinR
Machine. and Finest Raors in Aninrica, :l
ways on hand. Repairing pr.-i:ptly and -
neatly executed by skille-I w.orst'men.
Orders bv mail will receive cartful attua
:l at ba~dsi ii
I have in stock some of the most
.rtistic pieces in this line ever brought
to Sumter. Those looking for
Tasty Wedding Presents
will do well to inspect my stock. Alsa
on hand a magnificent line of Clocks,
Watches, Chains, Rings, Pins, But
tons, Studs, Bracelets, in solid gold
silver, and rolled plate.
Repairing of all kinds will receirve
prompt and careful attention.
L. E. LEGRAND,
SUJMTER, S. C._~
EAT AND DRINK!
I have opened a first-class liquor saloon
in the city of Sumter, in the Solomons
building on Liberty street, where I will
keep the choicest brends~ of
I.IQUORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS,
and all kinds or smokers' articles. My sa
loon will be managed by a first-class bar
tender, who wtil prepare all the~ latest in fan
cy drinks at the shortest notice. I have also
gone to considerable expense in preparing a
in the rear of my saloon. MIy tables will be
filled with the very best the inarket af'ords,
and this branch of my business will be un
der the supervision of one who has served
as chief cook in several fine restaurants.
Tha trade of my
s respectfully solicited. Come to see me,
take a drink of something good, and then
sit down to a meal that will serve as an invi-4
tation to call again.
WOLKOVISKIE & CO.,
Sumter, S. 0.
NOTICE OF RECISTRATIONn
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRO VIS
ions of an act of the Ge'neral Assembly
ratified onl the th day ot February, 1882, I
will be in the court house in MIanning. in
the office of the clerk of the couri, the first ]
MIonday of each month. for :he purpose of
allowing persons coming of age since the
last general election to regist.e. and to at
tend to any other busmness pertaining to my
oficial duties. S. P. iOL L ADAY,
Supervis. r Registratin Clarendon Co.
P. 0. Address: Panola. S. C.
Stephen Thomas, Jr.&.
JEWELRY, SILVER & PlaTED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye Glasses & Fancy Goods.
.WWatches and Jewelry repaired by
257 KINGI STRET,
CIHIA RL ESTON. S. C.
Carrin , Thomas & Co.,4
JEWELRY, SILVERWAR E AND FANCY 6O00S
No. 251 King Street,
CHARLESTON. S. C.
James F. Walsh,
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER.
IGHII GRAD)E LIQUORS,
1'' 3kin st. ~, CHARLESTON, SJ.A
Manning Shaving Parlor.
HAIR CUTTING ARITISTICALLY EX
ecuted, and shaving done with bes
razors. Special att-ntion paid to shampoo
ing ladies' heads. I have had considerabl
experince in several large cities, and guar
antee satisfaction to my customers. Parlor
ne+ door to M..nning Times.