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--NO. 41. PICKENS S. C. THURSDAY." OVEMBER 2,899 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
Silver Dollars Giyen Am
G feenville, k
We have placbd Iti our store i
Silver Dollars. We irave lhid made t
will unle" the box; *,With every -
given a key 4ttvcied to a tag. Kdye
-month aftek (Wober Ist, and the H
be. given 00 as a present,
This". a " hew. auonovel'way wd6
in cash 'what w''hV4 h'dretofore pall
greater niumber will'be beiiefitted.
You will find the I
Men's Wear at
Solo agents for Stetson's Stiff Hats. S1
President McKinley Oalls Upon Am
Orleans, Cubans, Porto Ricans and
Filipinos to Observe a Day ol
President McKinley has issued the
following thankegiving proclamation :
A national custom dear to the hearts
of the people calls for the setting
apart of one day in each year as an oo.
casion of special thanksgiving to Al.
mighty God for the blessings of the
preceding year. This honored obser
vance acquires with time a tenderep
significance. it enriches :lomestic lf4
It summons under the family roof the
absent children to glad reunion wtb
those they love. , X
Seldom has this nation had greater
cause for profound thanksgiving. Nc
great pestilence has invaded our
shores. Liboral cmployment- waits
upon labor. Abundant crops have re
warded the efforts of the husbandman,
Increased comforts have come to the
home. The national finances have
been strengthened, and public credit
has been sustained and made firmer,
In all branches of industry and trade
there h-e been a steady gain in the
moral and educational growth of o:r
Churches and schools have flourish
ed.., American patriotism has been ex
alted. Those engaged in maintaininb
the honor of the flag with such
signal -success have been in a large
degree spared from disaster and
disease. An honorable peace has beer
ratified with a foreign nation with
which we were at war, and we are now
on friendly relations with every power
on earth. .
The trust which we have assumad
for the people of Cuba has been faith.
fully advanced. There is marked pro
grosa toward the"I-storation of healthy
industriai conditions, and under wise
sanitary regulations the island has en
joyed exemption from the scourge oj
fever. The hurricane Which' sfepi
over our new possession of Porto B'co,
destroying the homes and property ol
the inhabitants, called forth'.the in
stant sympathy of the Jeope bf the
United States, who- were swift' tore
spond with generous aid.to# the suffer
ers. 'While the'insurrection still con.
tinues in the island of Luzoji, br iness
is resuming its notivity, add bnein CE
in the good purposes of the United
Si~e ibing rapidly, established
throughout the archipelago.
"I'or these reasons and countlesi
others, I, William McKinley, Preat
dent of the United State., do hereby
name Thursday, the 30th day of No
vember next, as a day of general
Thanksgiving anid prayer, to be oh
served a. such by all our people or
this continent and in our newly ac.
quired islands, as well as by those wh<
may be at sea or sojourning in foreigt
lands ; and I ajivise that on this dai
religious exercises shall be conducted
in the churches or meeting places o
all denominations, in order that in the
social features of the day it. real signi
ficance may not be lost sight of, but
fervent prayers may he offered tcrthi
Most High for a continuance of thi
Divine guidance without which man'i
efforts are vain, and for Divine con
solation to ,those whose kindred and
friends have sacrificed their lives foi
I recommend also that on this day
so far as may be found practicable
labor shall cease from its accustomeE
toil and charity abound toward the
sick, the needy and the poor.
In witness whereof, I have set m3
hand and caused the seal of the Unitet
State. to be aflixed. (Sig ned)
THE~ COLOR OF WATER.--Prof. Spring
reports on his experiments of mana
years to explain the color of water
He has come to the conclusion that
pure blue is the natural color of water
for when we look through a long tubi
filled with distilled water against
brilliant white surface, a pure blue I
seen, such as is shown by the Lake o
Geneva, in quiet weather, a color whic]
is not influenced by superficial or in
terior reflection. When pure water be
comes slightly turbid by extremels
finely divided white or colorless par
tidles floating therein, they reflect evel
in the ease of ground mountain crysta
a yellow light, which unite. with I,
natural blue into a brilliant gree
color, such as is exhibited by the Neu
enburg and Boden Lakes. The pecu
liar fact established by various obser
vers, that the water of ordinaril
green lakes turns perfectly colorless a
times, is not due to a clarificatio'n, bu
on the contrary, to an influx of a nedl
dish mud, colored by ferric oxiae
which completely neutralizes th,
-Man is a peculiar animal. Who:
ho gets what he wants he duesn't wan
ray by Smith & Bristow,
4 handsome Oak Money-Box containinE
V us: a numbbr of keys, some of whiel
ash Purchase of- $100 or more will bc
can. be tried the first Saturday in each
iderq of Keys. Th Unlock the Box will
alV o.'adfvrtIsing an give to our trade
for-ad'vertb9ig, ~1ilh the hope that the
iest of everything in
ILLE, S. C.
e our special- line of Men's $3.50 Shoes.
ITEMS OP GENERAL INTEREST.
Quaint .-And Curious Paragraphs
Gathered from Various Sources.
-Lient. Brumby, of the Olympia, i
said to ba the greatest smoker in the
navy. Etcept when eating, sleeping
or on duty, he always has a cigar in
-The construction of a cigar box
may seem a very simple matter to the
novice, but the box passes through 19
different processes before it is ready
to receive the cigars.
- --The movement for the erection of
a monument in San Francisco to com.
megnorate Admiral Dewey's victory at
-aIla is already assured of a snecess
TU outcome, the fund hailng reached
-Idfd0 of issuing return checks to
persons leaving a theatre during the
performance, the Japanese mark the
departing spectator on the hand with
an India rubber stamp, the marldary
lug each evening in form and color.
-Of the 140 cities in the United
States having a population of 30,000 or
over all save 41 own and operate the
municipal water supply. Only four
have municipal gas works-Duluth,
Richmond, Wheeling and Toledo ;
while 13 own and operate electric light
-Cooperage woods have advanced
20 per cent. largely caused by the en
ormous demand from the whisky com
bine. Experimenters are trying to
make cloth and soap out of wood pulp.
Sawdust and wood waste have almost
as great a value vs the plank ten years
-The Illinois Supreme Court has
ruled that the shade trees in the street
in front of a mas%4s4rQperty belong to
him and cannot be out down or mutil
y ;p je 6. The evit
; ,60 rpetvowner
sued-a telephone company for outting
off the limbs of his trees, in orle'r to
(pake room for its wires,..
-A few years - ago a Western ull
'odd plattied 600- 'acres olf- land with
Ie ifwith -the'if1ta of-growing tiMber
for railway ties -and telegiaph poaes.
Tbg .rphave made good gfowth, but
M'e nctq'te' ready for use 'as poles,
and some of the trees are now being
cut out and made into fence, posts in
order to tihin the forest.
--A paper published in Lima, P'eru.,
tells of an artillery soldier who was
sentenced to be flogged, and as the re
gfulation cat-o'-nine-tails was not at
hand was put in prison to await its ar
rival-the officer in charge being a
stickler for discipline. It was about a
year before the requisite scourge was
supplied by the authorities, and by
that time the sodler had been dead
--The Lincoln League of California,
which is to erect a statute of Abrahamx
Lincolnlin San Francisco, has about do
cided to accept the design submitted by
John.Golert, of New York. The deuign
reprcuents the marty red President
seated in a large arm oh air. The figure
will be of bronze and the pedestal of
granite, with decorative panels of
-The next great celebration in New
York is likely to be held in September,
1909, and it will be the 300th annivers
sary of the discovery of the Island of
Manhatten by Henry Hudson. The
200th anniversary, in Septenabar, 1809,
was enodestly celebrated by a dinner,
held -under the auspIces of the New
York Historical Society. There is al
reacy talk that the anniversary may
be celebrated by a World's Fair.
-Jt ia said that the bo- olinks which
rear their young on the shores of Lake
Winn Speg, Canada, and go to Cuba and
Porto Rico to spend the winter, twice
traverse a dihtance exceeding 2,80(
miles. or more than a fifth of the circum
feredce of our earth, each year. The
kingbird lays its eggs as far north as
the 57th degree of latitude, and ii
f found in the winter in South America.
SThe biennial pilgrimages of the little
.redatar exceed 3,000 miles, and the
. tiny hummingbird 2,000.
ANOTHJER COTTON MILL.--The Spar
Stanburg Evening Telegram says thai
Mr. A. B. Groce, of Duncan's, hai
secured an optIon on the famous Vam
.Patton Shoals, about four miles above
.Woodruff, on Enoree river, and stepi
.will be taken to organize an immense
cotton mill at that point. This shoa
is one of the finest water powers in the
Pidmn rgin a large body of wate1
with shoa ofever sixty feet ii
height. The power, if developed, wil
be sufficient to tu.-n a vy large mill
and its location is highl desirable
being only about three mie from tha
Charleston 'Abd Western Carolina rail
a roagd. The surrounding country is
t splend'd farming region, and has
great. deal of. realth.
OUZTO FIRE8 ANOTHIER GUZ- e
'JUST SHELLING THE WOODS. h
His Correspondents In Marion Coun- 11
ty Tell an Interesting Tale About i
Ex-Ohairman Haselden. V
Mr. D. A. G. Ousts has begun a new
series of revelations, and promises to
open with heavier guns hereafter. Ile
writes as follows :
To the Editor of The State: b
So far there have been two and a t
quarter attempts to answer my " re- t]
velations." I do not think any impres- a
slon has been mAde on the public by b
the two an'd a quarter attempts, whic
are only an effort to muddy the waters
by calling me names so as to divert at
tention from the clearcut issues I have
made. The public does not care what
Is thought of me by the men against I
whom I have made charges-but the
public is anxious to know if those 0
charges are true. If no better de- c
fense can be made than has been pre- a
sented, they had better keep silent.
They try to weaken my charges by at- a
tacking my character, but while they b
call me names and make a few charges, P
they simply make the charges and do 1
not attempt to prove them as 1 proved
what I charged. p
The quarter attempt was made by J. ]
St. Julien Yates, who simply exempil- c
fled the truth of the saying that " fools
rush in where angels fear to tread." it
There is no use wasting time on such 0
a poor, pitiful dispensary pimp. He 6
used to hang around Columbia, beg- 01
ging for orders. He got several large 1
orders for glass, but his bottles were 81
of such inferior quality that he could
sell no more, and had to find fresh
fields to work. Then he secured a a
beer privilege in Chai leston, which he
farmed out -getting $75 a month for P
the use of his privilege. The tenant- x
holders of the privilege finally was
closed out, owing the State several P
hundred dollars for royalty. Yates 84
now rushes into print and bootlicks s
the majority faction, probably in the
hope that his zeal will be rewarded
with some of the crumbs from the dis- d
pensary table, at which he has feasted
in the past.
The replies of Haselden and Black
have already been sized up by the
papers of the State at their true value.
They are generally regarded as a a
transparent attempt to draw attention S
away from my charges by blackguard
ing me. But even were all they say
about me true-and it is not, nor have
they attempted to give proof-it would C
not weaken the force of my charges,
which I backed up with proof.
Some papers say I should not have
waited until I lost my position before 0
making charges. At the outset of my
revelations as to unworthy officials
who made public office a private snap,
I stated that many matters of which I
would write I had reported to the
members of the State board of control. e
If in their judgment it -was not wise t
thento turn on the light and have an
investigation, it is not my fault and e
should not be charged up to me. The I
complaints I made of irregularities r
drew down upon me the wrath of those r
against whom charges were made. I
was accused of being a mischiefmaker
and I was in danger of 10sing my posi- V'
tion. My friends on the board advised d
me to make no more complaints until a
they had a majority of the board, ,but
unfortunstaly they have r in a
minority. - - - -(
;hen I was first elected book- tl
keeper to Commissioner Vance, Mr.
Haselden, then chairman, asked me h
to,. keep him posted. I did so for
awhile, until I saw he would do noth- V
ing on my reports. He was not so c
strong oh investigations then as he is h
now. Haselden in his card says he re-.
[41es to articles " appearing over my r
name." I would like for him to informu
She public who wrote the messages tou
the board of control he signed and
read to it while chairman. He got
the credit for them, but who wrote d
them ? One of the messages ended by a
praising my work as bookkeeper and ~
saying I was well qualified and com- 0
petent. I did not write that part, for
I am too modest to praise myself. 'But C
that praise of me made the other a
clerks jealous, and a paragraph had to a'
be added giving them the praise of the 0
chairman. I am responsible for all '
articles signed by me, and if Mr. Hasel- *
den does not like them he can easily !
Will Mr. ilaselden tell the public jI
who wrote his statement in regard to P
Mr. McDaniel of Chester, who was re
moved by the board ? Bly the way, ii
doss he write what he now signs ? d
Judging by the past I would say that n
he gets somebody else to do so. s5
In those days Mr. Haselden did not il
think me incompetent. Nor does he d
believe now that I am either incompe- d
tent or dishonest. If he did, he would s
have had me removed on such charges, d
instead of a trumped up charge for d
violation of an alleged order of the fa
board-a charge they did not dare I
give me a hearing on, though they ti
promised it. 'I1
But Mr. Haselden is good at making ti
false charges, such as he preferred ti
against Mr. Douthit, and he now insin
uates against me. Hie started at that d
game early in life. I have gone back ii
and traced up his record. I would not r
have done this but for the fact that u
the child is father to the man and the I
further fact that as the twig is inclined n
so is the tree bsent. I will show how I.
he is now fulfilling the promise of his d
youth. As a preface to that story, n
which will be published in the future, a
I will publish two letters from citizens c
of Marion, Mr. Haselden's home coun- d
ty, showing how my " revelations " t
are appreciated by lia neighbors. A ni
man's standing at home is the surest il
criterion of his real worth-if he have u
Tefirst is dated Oct. 17, 1899, and is s
as follows : -
Mr. D. A. G. Ouzts, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: I have been reading with t
Imuch interest your revelations in ref- t
erence to the mismanagement of the )
dispensary, as they have appeared from
Iday to day in the public prints. It I
Istrikes me that while your charges are v
well sustaiued, they do not go down i
deep enough in the matter and many I
5 things are as yet unrevealed and wil Li
- only be known when there is a thor- ]
' ough legislative investigation as there 1
4 was in the penitentiary matter. e* *1
There na some th ings in refer.ence to I
c-Chairman Haselden asa puic' of.
Do-'that ought to be % .~ -ne
is gonnectiotalthThe a df con
!ol hundreds of bottles of-all kinds ol
quors and wines and lager beer by
ie barrel have been shipped to Sellers
) him by various liquor houses for hie
wn personal use. In every instance
ie freight is prepaid and he has noth.
ag to do but take it out. Of course it
a physical impossibility to drink 11
l himself, while he does his level
Bat to do so, and the balance is dim.
ibuted about free, whcre it will dc
ie most good. I am told that he has
room in his house fixed up for the
xe display of his goods and has large
bttles on which appear, in large gill
ittors such labels as the following :
Haselden's Night Cap' Haselden'a
rivate Stock " Haselden's Dow
rop," etc. All this is received from
quor houses and is sent to him abso
isely free. Many young Inen have been
Tered liquor in his house and often
)me away in all stagea of intoxication
md I, myself, have seen older men,
Len with families, come from his house
i drunk as the proverbial fiddler's
Itch. The books of the express com
aIny at Sellers will show the many
11uments. The influence of a free bar
i that community is worse than a dis.
Bnsary or a blind tiger. * * * All
ie above facts and many more similar
n b- substantiated by record and un
npeaohed testimony. You might also
iquire who was it-Haselden or
ooper-who had the box of samples
uipped to 8partanburg for a certain
indidate during the last State pri.
ary and about which Bo much was
bid at the time.
The second is from another town in
[arion under date of October 18, 1899,
3d is as follows:
Mr. D. A. G. Ouzts-Dear Sir: The
sopIe of this county have read with
uch interest your chapter on the
on. J. Dudley Haselden. What Is
3rhaps a surpriee and shook to other
ctions of the State only creates a
nile down here, for the people have
ing been talking that some people
ere feathering their nests. In ad
[tion to the many relatives of Mr.
aselden whom you have mentioned
I getting office under him, you might
ention another cousin by marriage,
L. Bass dispenser at this place. At
le time Gov. McSweeney took office,
large part of the constabulary of the
bate hailed from this county. Through
hose influence they were appointed
do not know. Perhaps you do. They
ere Chief W. W. Sellers, DivisioE
hief John G. Watson, Privates J. Rich
[ayes, - Game J. T. Dosier, being
ear neighbors of Mr. Haselden.
At the time Mr. Haselden became i
iember of the board of control ht
wned a judgment against him of be
ween .2,000 and $2,600. That judg
lent has been paid. It has been re
orted for mouths that packages o
rhiskey had been shipped to Mr. Has
den from various liquor houses, o
ae very fanciest kind put up in bot
Les marked " Haselden's Best , "Has
Iden's Pride," etc. It has also been re
orted that Mr. Haselden has a collegi
acord equal to that of his dispensar;
Messrs. Mobley and Webb join i
1o attempt to make it appear that I
d not work hard and that I madi
Mr. Mobley is one of the bookkeeper
the Sta hoard of control. Hit
ame is in Wini; " - Ap , h. goal
lere nearly every Saturday evening
sing time from his work. Sometime.
B does not return until Monday even.
ig or Tuesday morning. Captair
Febb also pays visits to his home ir
harleston. When here he does nol
urt himself with work. He and Mob,
y often get behind with their work,
ad then an inspector is taken off thu
>ad to help them. This soft snaj
mually falls to Inspector Moody, one
Mr. Haselden's cousin.
He has no regular work in the State
lepensary, bus help. Messrs. Webi;
od Mobley. They go to work at 8 a
., and leave at 1 p. in., for dinner
!ten staying from one and a half t<
vo and a half hours. On October 2(
apt. Webb went to dinnex at 1 p.* m.
ad returned at 4:30 p. 'n. Mr. Moods
soms really afraid they will catch up
r, at least, I suppose he has such a
ar, for I and others have seen kin
mjoying a quiet nap in the dispensar3
the afternoon. But as he is Mr
:aselden's cousin he can sleep on hii
.b. His naps come high, for the Stat.
16ys him $100 a month.
Mr. Mobley talks of mistakes. Her.
one in which he figured. It is hii
uty to furnish inspectors the state
ients they use in checking up dispen
rs' accounts. He furnished one to ar
ispector to check up the Allendal,
ispenser, but charged against thal
is penner about 66,000 worth of liquoe
hlich had been sent to the Abbevill,
ispensary. Naturally the Ailendal,
ispenser was soared nearly to death
ir he seemed to be badly in the hole
[e refused to accept any such inspec
on and another trip had to be made
'he State lost the expense of the extri
to Allendale, beside. the inspec
>r s time.
All the invoices I made out for thi
ispensers were verified by some on.
the board of control office. Th<
sason for having such a verificatioR
as to detect errors and correct them
in the rush of business I made mis
istakes the verification by them wa
> catch them, but they did not alway
0 this. Such errors, therefore, are a
iuch,,if not more, theirs than m'ine.
m willing to compare my record to
rrectness with any of them in thi
Ispensary and I am willing, to go ti
ue books for my proof. But this ha
o bearing on my case for I was no
red for incompetency, but was don.
p as "as a personal courtesy "to Mr
liles in sustaining his action as to m3
tispension, and this, too, when he tolk
[r. Douthit he would not have sum
ended me had he known at the tim.
he facts in the case as he learnet
hem afterward. Why did he not asi
efore suspending ?
They are prating so about mistakes
will just say here that the board ias
reek admitted some of my chargel
rhen it passed a resolution as to mak
ng a change in the way of markinj
he boxes so as to prevent mistakes
lut still this does not stop them, a
ril be seen from the following letter
rhich proves that mistakes continui
n the shipng dpart..ment:.
VARNVILLE, 8. 0., Oct 9, 1899. 1
IDear Sir: I only ordered six 1-gallon i
domijohns of X corn and six 1-gallon i
demijohne of 80 rye. Through some I
mistake I received thirty-six 1-gallon
demijohns of X corn and thirty-six I
1-gallon demijohns of 80 rye, which
overstocks me considerably.
R. A. RICE, Dispenser. I
I guess it does overstock him con- I
siderably-nearly two whole barrels c
more than he ordered. Varnville is a c
small place and thiA overistocking will I
take him perhaps a year to sell. C
As the other side seems to have run I
out of ammunition, I fire the above
few rounds to show I have plenty on I
hand. They appear to want to let c
them die out, so I have written this to z
keep up interest. When they do at- I
tempt to reply I will fire the heavy I
gins I hold in reserve. f
D. A. G. OUzTs.
TRUTH REV XAID IN DREAM I
A STORY OF AOTUAL LIPE.
The Innocent Wift Has the hteal
Murderer Shown to Her By Her
Slain Husband in a Vision of the
The Thornton murder, which oc
curred at the McKinley mines, In Vir
ginia, has developed into one of the
strangest sensations of the times and
the profound mystery which develop
e~l the bloody deed has been revealed
by a dream.
The innocent wife of the murdered
man, who was incarcerated in jail,
charged with the crime, seemed to
have had some strange visitation dur- 0
Ing her sleep in her prison cell, and d
the unknown murderer was revealed :e
to her in a dream, in which her dead
husband told her that. her cousin,
George Ray, was his murderer.
John Thornton, who was so myste
riously assassinated on the morning of
July 30th, was a popular mining man
who had many friends at Prosperity,
where he resided, and also at Webb
City, his former home. He was thirty
four years of age when killed. About
eight years ago he married a girl, and
for several months they lived happily
together. She was insanelY jealous,
and he seemed to often delight in trifl
ing with her jealous feelings and to
amuse himself by exciting her suspi
cions, especially when she chanced to
provoke or irritate him.
On one occasion he had aroused her
jealous fury to such an extent that she
got a pistol and attempted to kill him,
on the streets of Webb City, but the
bullet missed its mark. Two years
later she again tried to kill him, but
he seized the pistol and in the scufile
for it Mrs. Thornton was shot in the
stomach, but soon recovered.
After that they lived more peaceably
together, and seemed happy and
devoted to each other, except for oc
casional little family tilts, when she
would become infuriated with anger,
almost always the result of jealousy.
Once in her life she vowed that she
would never be happy until she had
drunk John Thornton's heart's blood,
but when her anger passed away she
was the same loving and affectionate,
but suspicious wife.
On Saturday night, July 29th, John
Thornton went to his usual work as
night engineer and watchman at the
Bulldog mihe, one of the McKinley
roup, just west of Prosperity. It was
in cusgem .tn rewm..r -ht
when the miL . -"A.ng a nignat
About midnight he received a visit
from a friend, E. D. Hawkins, the
night watchman of the Good Enough
mine, close by. During their conver
setion Hawkins noticed a new ring on
Thornton's finger and spoke of it ad
miring ly. Thornton said : " Yes I
paid S9 for it on the installment plan
at 26 cents a week." Saying this, he
took off the ring and handed It to
Hawkins who examined it and then re
turned it to Thornton. The two men
chatted pleasantly together until after
1 o'clock, when Hawkins took his de
parture. He was the last person, ex
cept the assassin, who ever saw John
Next morning about 8 o'clock J. 1R.
Cornett, an employee of the Victor
mine, was passing, and glancing into
the engine room saw Thornton lying
down, apparentiy asleep. Ho called
to him, but receiving no response
shook him, and then discovered that
the man was dead, with his throat cut
from ear to ear and a immense gap
ing wound and mass of clotted blood
Ipresenting a ghastly spectacle. Thorn
ton had been lying face downward in a
pool of blood and a mass of cinders
from the boiler, and his face was
covered with cinders and ashes and his
own life's blood.
Cornett soon spread the alarm and
the coroner appeared. When the mur
dered man's face was washod a bullet
hole was found in the right tom ple.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict
to the effect that John Thornton had
-come to his death at the hands of some
aperson or persons to the jury unknown.
It was a mystery to which no clew
could be found until Rawkins, the man
who had last seen Thornton alive, ap
p peared. He told about his visit so
Thornton and his chat about the ring.
It was then noticed that the ring was
gone, and robbory was supposed to
have be en the motivye of the murder.
While the mystined miners and vil
lagers discussed the strange killing
and advanced various theories as to its
cause and as to the assassin, a curious
coincidence happened at the Thornton
The wife of the murdered man
handed her mother a gold ring and
told her to put in on- John's finger;
that she wanted him buried with the
ring on the finger where he had worn
it. Those who heard of this incident
and had heard dlawkins tel) of seeing
this same ring on Thornton's, finger the
night before coupled the two incidents
together and thought they had found
a solution of the mystery and had dis
covered the assassin.
Mrs. Thornton was asked where she
got the ring.
" I shook it out of John's clothes,"
she answered, unconscious of the part
Sthe ring was to play in leading to her
accusation of the murder.
There was -talk on every side. The
wife of the'dead man was believed
Sbe the assassin or an accomplice.
Her seveal attempts t ill her hs
iand were recalled, as also her asser
Ion that she would never be happy
tll she had drank John Thornton s
The gossips told of Mrs. Thornton's
ast,and the dark spote in her career
were magnified until she was made a
lend in human shape. The more they
alked the more firml!y convinced were
hey of the woman's guilt and no
other theory was considerea and no
other clew was sought. Her guilt was
ully established, accordibg to all ae
epted theories, and on Monday a war
aut was Issued for the arrest o! Mrs.
Phornton on the charge of murder in
he first degree. In some respects the
ase resembled the great Maybrick
nurder sensation, but a merciful and
nysterious spirit or power revealed
he truth and saved Mrs. Thornton
rom the awful fate of Mrs. Maybriok.
In jail charged with her husband's
nurder, Mrs. Thornton seemed as
ounded and unable to realize the sltua
4on or to understand why she should
ie accused of murder. But her pro
estations of Innocence and expressions
If astonishment were all accepted as a
art of the tragedy which a fiendish
roman had committed. Her guilt was
egarded as certain and the unfortu
iate woman had no defenders. She
con found that her only hope was in
power than man, and that in
rder to prove her innocence she must
nd the murderer.
In her adversity she had lost her
riends. She felt as if all the world
ad deserted her, and in her wretched
e0s she sought relief in prayer. Im
oring Almighty God to be merciful
nd reveal to her the murderer of her
usband and free her from the charge
f guilt and open her prison door, the
ejected woman feel asleep and dream
d that her dead husband had returned
o her. When he appeared before her
he asked him if he could not tell her
who killed him. He bowed his head
md told her to send for her cousin,
leorge Ray, and accuse him.
The dream seemed so real to the Im
)rlsoned woman that when she awoke
ihe could not control her emotion.
3he was sure that what her husband
ld her was true, and whether what
ihe had seen was a spirit or only the
Iream of a disordered mind, she could
not tell, but she was so fully convinced
that George Ray was her husband's
assassin that she could not rest until
he was brought before her.
Day finally dawned, and the anxious
prisoner told her jailer her dream.
So firmly was he impressed by its
vividness that he consented to send for
George Ray. A deputy sheriff visited
Ray and told him Mrs. Thornton
wanted to see him at the Cartage jail.
He went with the officer, and together
they entered the woman's quarters,
where she met them. After a few
commonplace remarks were passed be
tween them, Mrs. Thornton turned to
Ray with a look that seemed to pene
trate his very soul, and said :
" George, I'm in prison charged
with a terrible crime, and i you have
any idea who murdered John Thorn
ton for God's sake tell me, for I don't
want to suffer for this crime."
Ray sat motionless and almost dum
founded. The woman's earnest and
impressive manner completely un
nerved him and the abruptness of the
question threw him off his guard. For
several minutes he was silent, but the
woman's eyes were riveted upon him,
and he seemed owerless to turn his
oyes away from her penetrating gaze.
Hie In A le
nat her pleadinglyand
piteously, and then broke down and
" I done it," were the only words he
laid, until the deputy sheriff began to
luestion him, when he mode a clean
breast of it and told all. He said he
went to the engine room and found
Phornton asleep in a chair ; then he
shot him. When the bullet struck
Fhornton he opened his eyes and
seemed to recognise his assassin as he
fell from the chair. Then flay drew
a razor, and, to make sure of the job,
out the dying man's throat from ear to
ear, almost severing the head from
the body. He then took Thornton's
money, a roll of bills, and his ring, and
returned to Thornton's house, arriving
at 3:10 o'clock.
Ray gave as his motive for killing
Thornton the hatred he bore the
latter for repeatedly cursing and abus.
ing him for loafing about the house
and living off him instead of going to
work Rayis a consumptive in a very
ebl condition. His feet are swollen
with rheumatism, and he felt unable
to work. On the day preceding the
night of the killing, Thornton had
been very abusive to Ray, and the con
sumptive boy, driven to desperation,
determnined to kill him. He took the
money and ring to give the idea that
Thornton had been murdered and
robbed by tramps.
Ray told where the roll of bills was
3oncealed in an old stove, and where
bhe razor had been driven into the
ground, in the stable. The money
us found as he described it, it being
a roil of bills amounting to $75, and
the razor was dug up in the stable.
Ray showed the offmers an old mining
shaft, lno which he had thrown the
pistol, but as it contained several feet
of water, and they were convinced of
the accuracy of his confession the
officers deemed further search unneces
Ray was committed to prison and
Mrs. Thornton was released, her in
nocence having been proved by the
discovery of the murderer of her hus
band, as revealed to her in a dream.
-To designate a minister as " Rev
erend Brown " is a i'ulgarism that vie
l4tes correct foam and good taste, and
yet not only is the phrs used by news
paper repor ters, but it is heard even in
presbyteries, in reports and minutes,
md, worst of all, sometimes ministers
themselves are guilty of this illiterate
tolecism. The correct form is " Rev.
hr. Brown," or "IRev. John Brown,''
r the most dignified form is " The
R~ev. .John Brown."
-Ages ago music was considered
the food of love, but now the menu
sonsists mostly of bonbons and ioe
Give Alligator Liniment, a trial, it's
sure to please you. Tl e sale has gradually
increased until it's siml wonderful that
we have yet to refnd teamount paid for
ra single bottle, and we sell it on its merits.
REAP OF BUSINES
Sign of the Do
[s what interests the trading uo most
they are at once interested, ave just
closed the heaviest week's business of our
existence in your midst, and Its all due to
our efforts in placing the most suitable.
the most stylish, the mos etisfaco and
the most economical, dek of first. lass
Dry Goods and Shoes
In the State. It is our desire to save mon
for those who deal with us.We urchase
our stock In the nick of time, efore the
reat advance along all lines; everything
a on the move, the merchant who pur
chased early scored a victory.
There is a great demand for just the kind
of merchandise we have, at the prices we
ask. You can buy good goods here too
oheap to fool with trashy merchandise.
Capes and Jackets.
5.000 Wraps of every description, choice
Md new ; just the kind and just the price
that you thougth of paying.
1 lot Tan Covert Jacwe~e, latest out, only
1 lot Handsome Black Kersey Jackets,
1101 All Wool Beaver, newest styles, $3.48.
I lot Novelties, braided, at 89.75.
Capes In all grades, prices up to $18.
Children's Jackets-we have a very
1 Special Lot of Misses Jackets at $5.
Ready Made Wrappers.
Just arrived, 1 lot Percale, nicely made.
I lot Percale Flounced Skirts $1.
Flannelettes in pretty designs $1 to $1.75.
Is the kind that cost you a little and gives
you a heap of comfort and service. We
nave It. Ladies, 10 cents to 52; ients, 20
cents to $1.50; misses'and children s at any
price you wish to pay.
Jeans, Flannels, Domestics.
We bought these goods when the ther
mometer was playing around " 98 in the
shade " and we are now giving the trade
the benefit of vigilance.
below we name our salesmen who will
be glad to servo you.
Geo. M. Buchanan, Thos. S. Maxwe)i,
L. Albert James, Walter C. Willis,
Paul C. Parkins, J. Thos. Ai nold,
Chas. M. Bowen, W. 0. Estes,
0. 11. Mahon, John Parkins,
W. F. Gresham,
MAHON & ARNOLD,
NO. ar UPPER MAIN STRXXT,
J. H. MOR1AN & Bno.'s OLD &TAND.
Agents for McCall Bazarlatterns.
Here are some of the Dutch words
that are oftenest in print in connec
tion with the news of the Transvaal,
and their pronunciation and meaning
-.---.-... ........ V # -'.. ier
Bultenlander (boy-ten-lont-er)... ....
.. . .. .._.... .. .. .... qFr i nar
Burgher (buhr-ker)... . .....citzen
. ...... . ......... .. Citizenship
.Memnbors of the Volkraad gntlemn
Raad (rahd). ............... senate
Raadsheer (rahd-har).., .....Snato.r
Raadskuie (rahde-~hays). . .Senate house
Rand (rahnt).........Margin ; edge
Stat (tah )...............State
...............Courcil of State
Stad (st..... ..................Cty
Stemmer (stemmer).... Voter; elector
....................ircular ; valley
Trek (6reok)......Draught ; journey
Trekken (treck-en)... to draw; to travel
Uit (cyt)- ...............Out ; out of
Uiander (oylt-lont-er ).Foreigner
... Love of one's country; patriotism
Veldfelt).......Field ; open lands
........Lower house of Congress
.................Franchise ; privilege
Witwaterarand (vit-vot-tererout) ..
..........Margin of the white water
UNDER No OBLIGATION-OnI return
ing from the barn early one morning
the old man found his wife in tears.
" Wha' oher crying about, Melissy?"
stole las' night," she sobbed.
" The red-headed un ?" he asked la
" Yes-pore Mag-she was the beat
" Bob Souttls ?"
" Uv course ; hasn't been no other
feller waitin' on her. Ain't yvou goin
to pursue after 'em an' arrest -im 1"
'"U, course not," he replied, sternly.
"I'm not under obligations to help Bob
Scuttles out of no difficulty. Let him
go ahead and work out his sentence
same's I've been doint fur the las' 46
-Rev. John L. Scudder, of Jersey
City, in the fourth of his sermons on
" Marriage Beils," said : " In the Gar'A
den of E en there were two persons-s
man and his wife." The Boston Jour
nal says : "No, there were three. The
serpent was with them. Always the
triangle that has inspired so many