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(Joinr Soil h No 48 No 10 j t
Leave Wilmington U 30 p m 11 10 p ni J J
a rri ve at Florence... 1 60 a m 2 20 a ni j '
Arrive at Columbia . . .ft 40 a in
Going North No 4H No 47
Leave Columbia. 10 00 ji m
Leave Florence. . 4 60 p in 1 62 a m
arrive at Wil inington ... 7 40 p m G 10 u in ]
Train No. 43 utops at all stations, nos.48
'and 47 atop only at Brinkley's, WhiteriHe,
Fleming ton, Fair Bind", Marion, Florence,
TiHuioravillc, Sumter, cantden Junction nrd
fclabl?rrr. PaHrtengers for Columbia and all
pwiutH on c * u b k, c, e ? a k r, Aiken Junction
and all puf*ts beyond, should take no. 48. |
aight exprcflfe. Separate Pullman sleeper* i
for OhnrleBtnn and Augusta on trains 48 and
47. AD trains ru? solid between Charleston
and Wilmington\
On and after May 12, 1884, passenger *
trains will be run daily, except Sunday, be- j
twren Spartanburg and Hendersonville as
follow*: J
l'P TRAIN. 1
Leave R. \ D- Depol at Spartanburg 6 00 p in v
Lear* Spartauburg, A. L. depot . 6 10 pm v
Leave Saluda H 60 p in >
Lear* Flat Hock !) 16 |i m
4^ A rriva Henderson vilic V ID ,d ,,
Leave Hcndersnuville 8 00 a in r
Lraro Flat Ruck. 8 15 n m ;l
Leave Saluda . . ! 00 u in v
l.eafr .< Ir f.iue Junction 11 25 u in c
Arrive R.,'k 1> Depot Spartanburg;. 11 30 it in i
Trains on this road run bv Air-Line tinu*.
Both trains make connections for Columbia
and Charleston via Spartanburjr, I'nion and
Columbia; Atlanta and Charlotte by Air Line. ~
JAMKS ANDKRSON. SuneriuU-ndcnt. T
Magnolia Passenger Route. v
Iti ?ft'?ct September 14, 1N84.
noi.NM Bovrti.
Leave Greenwood . *5 80 ain 14 00 pm
Arrive Augusta........ 11.HO am S 50 pin
Leave Augusta 10 30 am V 00 pat
Arrive Atlanta b 45 pin 6 40 aui
I.ear* Augusta 11 40 am '
Arrive Beaufort ... 6 60 pm
" I'ort Royal 0 05 pm
" Clialeston 0 50 pm I
' Suvawnab. S 43 pin
" Jacksonville. . . V 00 am ' S
#oi sa noktii. 1<
Leave Jaeksuaville. 6 30 put c
" Savannah 6 bb am t
CkarltMHB ti 16 aut
Leavt Port ... 7 2a aai
Baeofuri. 7 27 am
Angaitta ] 40 jiiii
Ltava Allaata IK&flpni
Arrive August* rt 10 am
LaaraAaguMa . 4 put 0 41) am
Arriva (irtilwosd. . S 00 pm U SO ?m '
Tiek.tn on tala at (rrrenwood to all points
at thinn^a rataa?liajjjajce cheekcd to rU-Minat
Daily. +I)ailT, irdit Sutulitv. c
W Y. Aiii.i.uiv, Traffic llauap-r.
J S. II A 6 8, SlIpyiuttMldftll .
Wily. />'/}/ loth, lHSJf.
SKW LINK between Charleston and Columbia
and I pper South Carolina. j
? !* ftOINO 3
7 2)1 aio I.r . .(?harl*atou At-. P 44 ptu
8 4* * ' I.anrn . . ' H 06 " I
?o . nniiiirr .. " 0 J:i " u
HUH pa* Av . Columbia I.v, 5 30 '
2 >1 ' . Winnsboro S 4ri "
1 45 " " ('beater " ? 44 "
Ik ' ' VorkrilU "1 (10 "
25 " " . . . Lancaster ' It 00 '
5 BO ' " Rock Hill . . - 2 00
li " Charlotte " 1 00 *
1 j;i pa Ar Niwberrv I.t S 02 jun
3 09 . . (<re?nwiK>(i ... " IJi 48 "
6 " " 1.aniens " 7 40 am
? IB " " Anderson " 10 33 "
i; |i ? , Crcenrille " V 50 " i
7M - VTalhalU " 8 50 " .
4 4k - Abbeville ? 11 00 "
i " Spartiinburjr . . . 1050 "
II t" '"? HendernnnTille 14 H 00 "
Xoli?l Train* betnren Cb?rlfi>tnn anil Columbia.
H. C.
fi??n'l Sup*. (fen'l I'ns. Agent.
CIOM;mhia A KD
Ob anil after October 5, 1K34, ]'a t*skxiikh
Trains will run u* heitnritb imlitateil upon |
ma invu aaa 11* itranclit'*. t;
/'?<7</, turpi Sum/aw>. v
No. M. V1? I'AHSKNtiKK' w
' Iiwave f.'aluwbia S. t*. .lutic'n. .. . . 10 46 p m a
' t'uluiubia A. <).]>.. *11 10 p ni a
Arriri Alston 12 10 pm |,
Nnwberrt 1 1:1 p m H
Ninely-Ki* 2 47 p m
Hratuirniul S Otf p m
Hodgas J 33 p in .
Meltou . ' 4 40 p m '
at (irroufille .. 6 06 p in 1
No. 62. DOWN I'ASSiiNUKK. t
l.aaT* Ore em ills jl 0 60 a ru j
. Arrira Reltou 11 13 a id .
Htulgea. . .N. 12 23 p ui
Orreawoml 12 48 pm *
Niaatr-Six. 132 pin )i
X?wl?#rrr 3 02 j? ni s
.Alalon * ' 4 10 p in
'* (' luiubiu C. t fl. D & 16 pin .
Arrive Columbia S C. Junc'n...... ,530pm ''
s<>. 53. rp vakhusokh. ft
l.i-ar* Alston 12 62 pm a
" L* oion 3 66 p tu n
" Spartanburg, S.L'.iO.depot 6 60 p in
J.t \t> Spart'g R. A 1>. Ht'put . .. 10 35 an
" rtparl'if S. I*. A; C. Uttpot 10 60 a m ^
" loion < . .. 12 60 p in t
Arriv* nl Alston 8 49 p ni |
L?if? N?wber?y 330 p m
Arriv? at 1,aureus 0. FJ. : 0 60pm
l.eav# J.aureus (!. 11 7 40 a in
Arrive at Newberry 11 10 p m
I.eava Hodge* 8 45 p in
Arrivaat Abbeville. 4 45 p w
I.aara Abbeville 11 0(1 a di
Arrive Ht Hadgei* 12 00 p in
l.vave Helton 4 46 pm
Arrive Audersou 6 IK p in |
Pendleton a 56 p m
" Seneca ? t 40 p m P
Arrive at NTu 1 bm 11ii 7 O'.i p m
I.MI* Walhalla H 60 a in
. A ri i * a Haneea . V II a in t
' I'eudletou . ... U 62 h in
" Anderson , . 10:l:Uni J
Ariiv* al Helton II OK a in
voyy at tjoxs. I
A.'With South C'rtrolinu railroad to and froin j
,'b>wUat*u: with Wilmington, Columbia and
Anjraeta railroad from WiliniiiKtun and all
iata norih thereof: with Clinrlottc, Columbia
and Augusta railroad from Charlotte and
all point* north thereof. It. With Anhevlllc
an4 Spartanburg railroad from and for (mints
in Weatern X. Carolina. Witb Atlanta and
Cbarloltc div Kichiuoud and Danville railway ^
for Atlanta and all [mint* south nod treat.
,1(uMtfnrJ Kanttm Time. ? -;?
?*. H. TA1.COTT. Superintendent.
M. Si. AtMiHTitu, (ien'l I'aaneiijfcr Agt.
I). Card* ei.l. Aan't/Unn'l 1'aan. Agl.
A I.I. the new shape* in TIata and Honnvtx,
with Ribbons, Birds, Flowers, Satins
and Yclveta to match. t
K. M. If ADDON & (JO. h
rzr?. ? r? ???
Commencing Sunday, Sept. 7th, ISrt4, at
I 35 11 in, Passenger Trains will run as follow s
jnlil further notice, "Knstern time:"
Cult/in bin Jfirifi on?Daily.
Leave Columbia 7 -IS a in 5 27 p m
Due at Charleston 12 20 p m !? 3S p in
Leave Charleston 7 (II) n in 4 30 ]> ill
One at Columbia 11 00 p in *J 22 a m
Cittttifen Division?Daily except Sunday*.
[.care Columbia 7 4H a m 5 27 p m
Duo Cniuden 12 55 p in 8 25 p m
Leave Camden . . 7 15 a in 4 00 p in
Due Columbia 11 00 p ni 9 22 p m
.4 in/iiKtit Di v in ion ? Daily.
[.eave Columbia 5 27 p ni
Due Augusta 7 41a in
.eave Augusta 3 50 p in
Due Columbia 9 22 p in
rfade at Columbia with Columbia and CJreenille
railroad by train arrivinir at II 00 a. in.
iml departing at 5 27 p. in.; at Columbia
I unction with Charlotte, Columbia and Au:usta
railroad by same train to and from all
loints on both roads.
At Charleston with steamers for New York
>n Saturday; ami on Tuesday and Saturday
nth steamer for Jacksonville and points on
<?. John's river: also, with Charleston and
>a van null Kailroad to and from Savannah
id all points in Florida.
At Au^'ii.stn with (Jcorjjia and Central rail
oads to and from all points West and South:
I KlackviUc to and from nil points on Itarnrcll
railroad. Through tickets can be piirhascd
to all points South aud West by applynjr
D. MiQfKKN. Agent, Columbia, S. C.
John B. Pkck, <>rueral Manager.
1). C. Ai.i.kk. (?en. I'ass. and Ticket Ajr't
Flie Georgia Pacific
iew Short Line, via., Atlanta, (ia., and
Birmingham, Ala., to Points in
1lafiama, M ississ //>/>/', Louisiana,
A rfcu/ixas, Texas and the West and
.Worth trcs!,
'liw favorite route TO THE WORLD S
pOMMEN'IMNti December 1st, 1884.
U Double Daily Trains, with elegant
' loping Cars attached, for which the
nw rate of $1 for each section in
barged?the lowest sleeping; car rates in
up i mien ruaies. isertits socurod ton
lays in advance.
Pztf- $KK that your Tickets
ATLANTA, v.* the
jkokoia pacific ha [.way and
For further information write to or
ull on
1.. S. IMIOWN. (ion. Pass. Agent,
III It U I Kli IIA M, Al.A.
A. S. Til \V 1-: ATT. Trav. Pass. Agt.,
Atlanta, lia.
i. Y. SA< 1*2. <Jen. Superintendent,
BI K M I N'i If A M. Af.A.
/'otfutijfr I>tpurfin*atOn and after AnfcU,
l>S$t, imssi-n^iT tlinn survive on the A.
nil C. Division will be as follows:
Xortiuntri!. No. 51* No. 5H+
,rav?' Atlanta 4 41) p in 8 4(1 a in
rrivf Caincavillv p in IU 3.S a in
I.nla ci 7 2'i p ni II 01 a in
Ullbun (ian illno / 8 12 n in I 1 .1(1 a in
Tucriiu e H 54 p in 12 11 1 p in !
Seneca CiJv </ II 50 p in I <ll) p in
Central . . .10 32 p lit I 52 p in
Liberty ID 53 p in 2 1:! p in
Kaslcv II 10 pm 2 27 p in
(Srcetivillc * 11 42 p in 2 47 j> m
Spartanburg/' 1 HI n ni 3 5ti ji in
(Sastoniu j 3 20 h in 5 54 p in
cliarlnltc h 4 10 n in 6 40 p in
South tear J. No. 50* No. 52+
.eavtt charlotte I 45 a in 1 00 p in
rrivulSastnnia.. 2 30 a m 1 45 p in
Spartanburg 4 28 a in 3 45 |> in
(Sre?nvillc 5 43 a in 4 55 p in
Haslov . 0 17 a in 5 2G p in
Liberty 6 34 a in 5 42 p in
central . C 55 a in fi HI p in
Seneca city . . . 7 33 a ni 7 36 p in
Toceoa H 40 h ni 7 35 p in
itabiin (Sap jiiuc .0 34 h in 8 30 p in
I.ilia 10 00 n m 8 50 p in
Gainesville 10 3(i a in 0 25 p in
At hint a .... 1 00 p in 11 30 a in
"Kxprons. t.Mail.
Freight train* ?n Ibis road all carry passencrs;
passenger trains run through to Danille
ami connect with Virginia .Midland railray
to all eastern cities, and at .4tlanta with
11 lines diverging. No. 50 leaves Richmond
t 1 p in and No. 51 arrives there at 4 p ni: 52
Mveb Richmond at 2 28 a in. 53 arrives there
t 7 -II H 111
Huff at Sleep! it (j Cars without
tm/ii/e: On trains Nos. 50 and 51, New
'ork and Atlanta, via Washii.gton and
)anvill<>, lireensboro and Ashevillc; on
rains Nos. 52 and 5.'!, Richmond and
)anville, Washington, Augusta and New
)rleaus. Through tickets on sale at
-harlotte, (ireonville, Seneca, Spartanturg
and (iaiiiesville to all points south.
onthWest, north and east. A connects
rith N. K. railroad to and from Athens;
> with N. to and from Tallulah Falls;
with Kl. Air Line toand fiom Klberton
nd Howorsville; d with Hluo Ridge to
nd from Walhalla; c with C. and (i. to
nd from Greenwood, Newberry, Alston
nd Columbia;./' with A. ?fc S. and 8..
& C. to and Irom llendersonville,
Uston, ?Src.; y with Chester and Lenoir
o and from Cheater, Yorkville and l)alas;
h with N. C. division and C., C. &
i. to and from Greensboro, Raleigh, &c
r.I)Ml!Nll ifKHKI.EY, !Supt.
M. Slaughter, (Jen. Pass. Agt.
A. Ii Riven, 2d V. 1'. and (Jou. Man.
CARPETS and House, Furnishing
ioods, the Largest Stock South of IJaltinore,
Moquet, Brussels. 3-Ply nnd In;r?rn
Carpets. Hugs, Mats and Crumb
"Moths. Window Shades, Wall Papers,
borders, Lnce Curtains, Cornices nnd
'oles, Cocoa nnd Canton Mattings, Up.
lolstery, Kngravings Cromos, Picture
?raines. Write for samples and prices.
Augusta, Ga.
-v. < . ikskt, jas. ii. iiicr, i. w. sMirn,
Abbeville. Ninety-Six, Abbeville,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all the Coin Is of the
State, and give prompt attention to all
egal business entrusted to them.
Tiioh. F. Uii.ky, Proprietor,
Greenwood, S. 0,
Dinner house of the A. it I\., road.
Passengers on the down train of the C.
& (1., road, going East, have ample time
to secure a good dinner before the departure
of the train for Augusta.
Transient board $2 per day. A liberal
discount from above rates to parties
wanting board by the week or month.
fl?y~l,ivery. Feed and Sale Stables
connected with this hotel.
W. K. White, Proprietor.
I.. W. I'EltHlN. T. I\ COTllRAJf.
Attorneys at Law,
Abbeville S. C.
Jj^UC?EXK 15.G A KY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Abbeville, S. 0.
Mks. M. W. Thomah, Proprietress.
Broad street, Augusta, (Ja.
Sl'kuron Df.STIST,
Oreenwood, S. C..
AI'I'I.IOATIOX will be made lo the Oanernl
Assembly of South Carolina at its
next session for a charter for a Kailrtad from
Greenwood by l'hccnix and Edgefield C. H.,
t-? Aiken on Ihe S. C., It. K. sep 11-3m.
French Candies,Fresh!
til Mil-;H SXAI'S, l'KKSH!
Just Iti-ccired.
VfOTtt' IT1IST A N 1)1 N(5 the hard times \v
Iiuvc spared neither pains nor expense
in the selection of our stock lor this spring
The Indies can rely upon jjetting tlie latent
fashions and lowest prices ?t
An Ordinance Creating the Office
of Clerk o! Council,
Regulating his Election, Defining
his Duties and Providing
for his compensation.
Section 1. l<e it ordained by the town
council of tlu? town of Abbeville in the state
of South Carolina, unci by the authority of
the .sainc, that at the organization of each
town council now or hereafter elided or at
some succeeding meeting it shall he their duty
to elect some suitable person either it> or
out of the council, clerk of council to serve
for tho full term of the council by which he is
lected, unless removed for good and sufficient
cause to be deter nincd by the council.
Section II. That it shall be the duty of
the said clcrk of council within ten days after
written notice of his Appointment to tile with
the intendant of the town of Abbevillu n
bond signed by two sureties in the penal suni
of one tlfousanrf dollars, conditioned upon the
faithful discharge of all duties that arc <>r
may hereaftvr be required of hi?n. The sufficiency
of the said bond to be determined by
the town council in meeting issembled.
Section ill. That it shall bo the duly of
the said clerk of council to keep a full record
of all tho proceedings of the council in a
hook of minutes to be preserved by him and
turned over to bis successor in office. To
lake all returns made by citizens liable to
taxation in tbe town of Abbeville, transfer
thein alphabetically njiitii the tax book and to
collect all taxes that may be due thereon. To
colled all fines, license! and penalties imposed
by the council. To pay out the funds so
received only upon tlia order of the town
council nnd retain vouchers for the saiuo.
To provide a book in which he shall make regular
entries of all cases containing the names
of all offenders who shall be summoned lo
appear before council for the violation of any
ordinance now in force or which may hereafter
he ordained by the authority aforesaid
with the specifications of the offence charged
nnd the time and result of the trial. To submit
to the Iutendant by him to bo laid before
t!iu town council on the fourth Tuesday in August
of each year a full exhibit of tho receipts
and expenditure* of the year preceding.
To turn over to the succeeding council
within thirty days after tho expiration of his
oflice all moneys in his hands belonging to
the corporation and deliver up all books papers
and other records incident to his office.
Skctiox IV. That for such services the
clerk of council shall receive iyt per cont. for
receiving and 2l? per cent, for paying out the
funds that rray come to his hands as said
That nil ordinances and parts of ordinances
inonnsistnnt with this ordinance be
and the huiiic are hereby repealed.
J. S. HAMMOND, InttMidant.
II. P. MclhWAIN,
Jonkh F. Mim.f.k, Clerk of Council.
Main street, Columbia, S. C., Opposite Hotel
THE best brands of do/tioMic and imported
whiskies, wines and champagncs always
in stock.
Orders by mail promptly filled with firstclass
goods at reasonable prices; address
T. E HRAN'lOAN\ Columbia, S. C.
Paints. Oil* and Varnishes at Spc*d
Best Cocktails at Bailey's.
To the rir/iirx ?/ Jfr*. K. Jf,. < 1 Ahbtrillv
C. 11. S. C.
She staiidcth in our midst
A pure soul unalloyed;
We lu-ar lior earnest words.
Am! know that angel-messengers
Have earthly tongue employed.
A balm for sorrowing hearts
lieams from her gentle eyes,
A wealth of pitying love,
Of kindly thought an.1 sympathy,
Fresh from the hemline skies.
Her own life hath not been
.1 fair and sturmless one,
.1 nd yet she murmured not,
Hut thankful looked to Ikmvoii
| When each dark day was done.
Truth in her trusting heart,
lilooins like a lily fair ; Her
life revealing it, ?
-Is incense near the (lower
Tells that the flower is there.
Her Triumph, Iter Downfall nucl Hit
Decapitation in Japan.
Xi:\v VoitK, October 27.?Soon after
the war a most beautiful young '?dy ar- '
rived in New York from the South.
She brought letters to Thurlow Weed. ,
' 1
Hugh J. Hastings and many other NewYorkers,
vouching for high respectability
in the South. Her family had lost
heavily by the war. Soon the beautiful
refugee won all hearts by her sweetness
of manner and beautiful face. Among
her suiters was the wealthy Mr. John '
IJeeeher, who married her. Mrs. '
Needier soon hecamc famous as the '
most beautiful woman in the city. She
was beautiful in her lovely Fifth Avenue '
residence and graceful as a quei^n as she
rode in the park. She led in Tu^auty at '
the Jerome l'ark races. Her lovely 1
face attracted Mr. Lloyd i'htcuix, who i
soon won her affections away from her 1
husband. The story of her relations i
with Mr. 1'hwnix ami her shooting him <
as ho went up the steps of his &i-iter's 1
mansion on Fifth avenue were narrated '
in every newspaper of the time. Mr. 1
I'huMiix had his ticket bought for Kurop?\
hut Mrs. Heecher's ' pistol so
frightened him that he gave up his I
state-room ami left New York quietly '
for l'hiladelplia. A week after Mr. '
l'hamix sailed for i'.uropn. Mr. Beech- 1
er separated from his wife, though ital- !
most broke his heart, and she followed
MMxrnix to Kurojie. Oncc iu l'aris, her
\jeauty captivated, not M r. Ttneuix, but 1
Count l'ortallis, formerly of the French
Legation at Washington. The first wife 1
of Count Portallis, who was Miss Jen- '
nie Holiday, daughter of Hen llolliday. i
had been dead two years. Count Pour- '
tailis took Mrs Beecher to China, when? .
he was an attache' of the?"French
Legation. On their ivtiun .to Par- '
is the Count's money gave out 1
ami he abandoned Mrs. Heecher. In 1
l'aris Mr. John Iteecher, who never 1
ceased to love his wife, furnished her '
with money. After bewildering the 1
boulevards and turning half of Paris 1
mad with her bewildering loveliness, 1
<hn hi ti'ifl* o l'Vunnli I
A IY'\v months of love titnl extravagance :
and Mrs. Ilcecher ruined the ofiicer and '
he returned to I'aris, leaving her in J a- 1
pan. While there she won the heart 1
and became the mistress of the Japan- i
esc Secretary of State, a very wealthy '
and highly titled Japanese. After as- (
tounding Court circles with her grace, 1
beauty and extravagance she at the end
of a year had a quarrel with her hus- '
band and went to live with another titled
Japanese, but inferior in rank to the !
Secretary of State. Last week came '
the astounding news that the Japanese '
Secretary of State had prevailed upon
the Micado of the Empire to have Mrs. "
Heechor beheaded. An otlicial edict
was issued and the once beautiful refit- 1
gee from South Carolina was beheaded
and her last husband imprisoned. '
Thus ends th? life of a woman once '
known and admired by thousands of 1
people in our city, ller sad fate is the
talk of tlx; uptown clubs.
fTlio it 11 itv j > oviilftiitl v mfftpu f a o ( Aiitn.
what noted and very handsome woman,
h native and former resident of Columbia?Miss
Mary Boozer. She was the
reputed daughter of Peter Burton, her
mother's second husband, hut adopted
by Dr. Boozer, the third spouse. Tho
first husband was wedded on his deathbed
in Philadelphia; the second died in
a very singular manner in Columbia ;
the third suicided in Newberry, and the
fourth was abuudoned by the muchlymarried
and really beautiful woman,
whose remains now repose in a pauper's
grave in New York. When Sherman
evacuted this city in 18(55, among the
hundreds who followed his army were
Mrs. Feaster and her frail hut lovely
daughter Marv, or Mario, as she was
pleased to call herself. A hrief history
of tlit*exploits of this young woman in
New York and other cities?for she
traveled extensively?was published a
few years ago, while she was living as
the wife of Count Pourtallis in China.
This is the first intimation, so far as we
' know, that has been given to the public
ns to her whereabouts and adventures
since that time.]?Columbia Jiei/istvi'.
Special attention is called to the large
1 and attractive stock of Ready-made
Clothing now offered for sale by White
Brothers. 1-tt
I ! ! I?! Illlll IIIMIIMIIWmilll
A Iteport. tliat the l^asl Countess Is
liiviiiK in Switzerland?What a .Japanese
OHit-ial Says?An lOiitineiit
Hanker Reiterates the Statement !
That She was Killed.
(From the New York Trutli. October 2Stli. ) J
Tlx; ri-ported death of the famous l
Mrs. Needier in Japiiu, under the most
tragic circumstances. has led to a great 1
many contradictions and reassertions. j
We feel hound to state that the report j
was received by us from responsible i
parties, and vouc.hed for by a prominent j
banker of this city. It was published
in good faith, and should it prove not t<> j
be true, it will afford relief to many I
persons who yet remember Mrs Needier
with kindly feelings. A responsible
gentleman railed at this office last night
and showed us a letter purporting to
come from Mrs. Needier from Switzerland.
According to that letter Mrs.
Needier was at Marienbad, Switzerland,
its lately as September 27th last, and residing
with her husband, tin? Count
I'ourtales. If this 1)4! true, news of
her return to .Japan ami of her execution
could hardly have reached here so >
Mr. \V. Wallace Hastings, assistant
secretary consulate of .Japan was seen
by one of our reporteis yesterday about '
Lhe matter. Mr. Hasting was somewhat
inoveil, ami madf a decisive counter-statement.
lie said lie wished to
*peak in the name of the Japanese con>iil.
In the first place, then; was no
law or custom in Japan which punishes
i mistress for infidelity. "The law
there with regard to women of ill-fame
is the same as hero?a lewd woman, in
:aso ol life or death, being protected by
Lhe law as much as any man. I do not
Lhitik it necessary to give any proof of
this, as it is plainly evident, to any who
will take tin1 trouble to look into the
Japanese laws, ami I do not wish togive
the story any more publicity than possible."
Ho continued: "The Japanese
jllicinls, as officials, aro scrupulously
careful ahout their private connections
is well as public careers. 1 do not
?|1eak of the Japanese people in general,
lint of theollicials as public olliecrs who
have public trusts."
When asked how the story could have
originated, he said he could i.ot conceive
how it came about, ''Nothing has been
in the .Japanese papers about the matter
:tnd nothing has been heard 011 the suit
joct by the olHcials of the consulate.
It has been slated that the C'ty of Yedilo
was thrilled by the news of the tniRi'dv.
This is all Dure fiction. I cannot understand
the motive for such fabriea
lions, ami the Japanese officials (Vol
ileply hurt. The nation being comparatively
new?that is, nccoidiii" to modern
Kuropean ideas?and having adopted
Kuropean usages, it has, if in no oth r
way, evinced its ambition to be considered
at least moral. And such a
chargo against one of the highest officials
in the realm is a heavy set-back to
the nation's advance. It is a mistaken
idea that Americans and Kuropeans labor
under to consider the Japanese
Ciovernuiesit despotic. There is as
much political liberty there as here.
The highest official ax well .is the lowest
peasant, is amenable U> the law.
There is a very high sense of honor
r ?i...
i,,v vunuin i\|?i Mini o'M 11 l""5
classes in Japan. An oHicial who has
Drokun his word is ostracised."
lloporter : Have you any ollior reason
for discrediting the story ?
Mr. Hastings : Yes; there has heen
10 such report in the Japanese papers.
Keportur: t Don't yon suppose the
[not of the prime minister bein/j con corned
would account for the suppression of
the news in the Japanese papers ?
Mr. Hastings : No, 1 do not.
In other quarters it is stated that
Madume l'ourtales has been living happily
with her husband ever since her
marriage, some ten years ago, and is at
the present moment living with him in
Switzerland. She will return with him
IU II ir? JIUDt 111 UUVil ^IIUl ?J ajHIIJ) 111 lilt)
expiration of his leave 'of absence,
soine time in January next. A number
of letters from the Countess, dated
('bateau dc Cobicre, Pres Kstavayur le
Lac, Canton do I'reibourg, Switzerland
some us late ns September 30th, nt which
time she was said to have been in Japan,
have boon received by her friends.
Our representative was, therefore,
sent to the house of tho banker, who
gave us the details of her death as published
in yesterday's Truth. His name
is as familiar as a household word on all
the exchanges of Europe. When it was
read to him, he smiled and said :
"Well, of course it is expected to be
denied, but I assure you the denial is not
worth publishing."
"Havo you read the stories as given in
the columns of the Truth ? '
"Y es."
"Are you willing to say positively
that they are true ?"
"Not of my own personal knowledge,
of course. I was not there, but I have
every reason to believe that the Counters
is dead. ami that she was bowstrung
ami her body thrown into the
river. My information is such that
personally I am willing to give it all
"The assistant-secretary of the .Japanese
consulate called at the 'l'rii/h office
this evening and denied that any
such practice as how-stringing is in
vogue in .Japan : can you say whether
there is or not ?"
R'?W?STIt 1N <11 N< i A l'llAt'TK.'K IN .(Al'AN.
"Yes. there certainly is. or at least
was until verv recently, and it was considered
a sort of vindication of a .Japanese
nobleman's honor to pay miserable
scoundrels to torture their unfaithful
mistresses and toss their.bodies to the
The President of tin* FnterpriKo Factory
$100,000 Short?Several Failures.
(Special Dispatch to the News aixl Courier.)
ArcsrsTA, October 'J'.t.?The town has
been in a stir to-day over the disclosures
in reference to the Enterprise Factory.
Humors have been alloat for ?vural
days about deficiencies in the accounts
of the factory, but did not gatli
VI IK'IIIIIII' nil ill tu-tiay, WIU'll 1114*
whole affair came to light.
Cieo. T. Jackson, a senior member of
the linn of Geo. T. Jackson ?S: Co.,
which failed :i few Jays ago, was the
president of" the Enterprise Factory,
and soon after the failure sent in his
resignation to the hoard of directors,
which was accepted. It has now transpired
that there is a deficiency of from
.$'>0.0!X) to $1<K?.(KX) in the funds of the;
company. The deficiency is admitted
by Mr. Jackson. The book-keeper says
that the deficit is $1(X),000.
A committee of experts has boon examining
the books, and will report to a
meeting of the stockholders to be held
Ik:xi week. Mr. Jackson has made
over all his interest in the MagrudeT
mines in Lincoln County to the company,
ami his family have also given up
ill their private property.
The capital stock of the mill is $500,<KK>,
and six months ago there was $50,(X>0
to the credit of the profit and loss
account. The original- capital stock,
therefore, will only he impaired about
$50,000 hy the deiiciene} .
There will he a thorough discussion
of the aIIairs of the company when the
stockholders moot next week. Mr.
Jackson possessed the entire conlidence
of the community and was highly respected.
The present state of affairs,
therefore, is very much deplored by everybody.
Coming upon the licels of thcr.e disclosures,
the failure of M. J. Yerdery &
Co., Stock brokers, is announced. The
firm is composed of M. .1. Yerdery,
nephew, and James I'. .Jackson, son of
(ieonre T. Jackson, and they were endorsers
on the paper of (ieo. T. Jackson
Co., as that firm was on theirs.
Their liabilities are ."ji.'K),0(K), and nominal
assets about t'J l.fXX). They have no
cash assets, :iii(I have been on tin; vergu
of failure for some time.
The community has been greatly
stirred up over the KnterpriKC Fatory
deficiency and it has been the
town talk all day. All soits of rumors
have been afloat, hut they have solidified
upon the statement given above.
The original capital stock, the bonded
debt, the losses of the phst six month*
and the present deficiency will make
the total cost of the mill to the stock
Holders lully one million dollars.
W. II. Barrett, wholesale druggist,
sol>1 out to-day to Glascoek, Barrett and
1). JC. McM aster, subject to liens ol
creditors. The mortgages foot up
(XXJ. The assets and liabilities are not
A Kln^ Faiiii^ I'eut ileui'o.
The Canocchia Hospital is not only
full, but even its staircases were crammed
with the sick yesterday. One unfortunate
inmate threw himself out ol
a fourth-lloor window to-day and ended
his sufferings. The Royal carriages,
with King Hubert, 1'rince Ainadeo, Sig,
Depretis and the syndic left the palaec
punctually at 1.30 1'. M. and arrived in
half an hour at the Conocchia Hospital.
nntt.ncinul.. nil ?lnnn
""V"* VM V .140..MI.M HO VU (III ll.Wlip
the rond as lias never been soon before.
At the entrance cf the hospital the King
was received by the director, Prof
Rtionnotno, and a little higher on the
staircase by the Cardinal San Felice.
Without delay the King passed, closely
followed by his suite, though the wards
on the lirst story, without haste, calmly
conversirg and (nuking inquiries of those
who were in a state to answer him. Hi
shook bands with many who could nol
speak and noted down immediately any
request made. One of the bystanders
oll'ered a cigar to tbe King as a safeguard
against infection. He smilingly declined
it, saying : "We must not spoil the
air for the patients."
The round having been made, it w<n
intimated to His Majesty that nothinj
more was to be seen, but the King said
"There must be a second story, let u."
go thcro also. We are #11 equal here.'
licit', indeed, wen* the more severe ea
ses, 1 mit those also were inspected with
i the same patient anil kind attention.
I'.eforc leaving, the King: expressed his
! warmest acknowledgments to Cardinal
San Felice for his services and those of
the entire clergy of Naples. He was
equally warm in his praise of nil engaged
in the hospital service.
The royal party visited next the refiijje
at the f'ristallini, where poor families,
chielly mothers and children !?< I
reaveil liv Mio / !>..I...... ? 1 - *
...? V..V>VI? 11,111' lll'I'll It'll I .
porarily lodged nt Hie expense of iho
town. The King was not tired in listening
to all tite requests made to liiin, and
he seemed to In: especially touched mid
interested in many little cribs and their
inmates. On his leaving the place an
immense crowd had collected outside,
so that the carriages could only pass
with difficulty on their way to tlu;
1 Fell Work Disorderly Xcgrocs in
I<]<lf;uficl(l County.
(Special Dispatch to Ihc News and Courier.)
A irorsTA, October 2N.? Last Sunday a
party of negroes disturbed the dedication
ceremonies at a white church at
I'arksville, Edgefield County, by firing
pistols and other boisterous conduct.
Complaint was made, and to-day Ofliccr
.las. Pdackwell was sent with a warrant
to arrest them. He found the negroes
barricaded in a house, and upon his appearance
tliev fired unon nnd 1 i
Much excitement prevailed in tho
place and Governor Thompson 1ms been
notified of the trouble. A party of
white men from Pnrksville were here today
for arms and ninunition, and endeavored
also to get a company of men to go
from Augusta to their assistance.
The Action of tlic Governor.
Governor Thompson received a dispatch
yesterday from Mr. Bothoa. of
Kdgefield, who was then in Augusta,
informing him that Mr. BlackwMl had
been shot and tha< the negroes were entrenched
betwven Steven's Creek and
Savannah River, and asked for armed assistance
to suppress any disturbance
and securc the arrest of the negroes.
Governor Thompson immediately telegraphed
to the sherilf to take such steps
as was necessary and communicate further
with him.
Governor Thompson had made all his
arrangements to speak at Uonneau's
to-day. but in view of the occuirence in
Kdgefield County, and as it is probable
?!...? ;? ...;n i... --- r - ? -
vi..iv iv miii uu nctusMi v iur mill iu DC' ill
Columbia, he is unable, to his great
regret, to keep his appointment.
Marvelous Horsemanship.
A St. Petersburg correspondent, writing
to the London Standard, says :
This morning I witnessed a wonderful
display of horsemanship. It took place
in the I'etrofFsky l'ark. Here in the
presence of the Grand Duke Nicholas,
ltwl timet nf ilio n aOw?/?i-o ??*/!
guests, the regiment of Cossack (luavds
went though an extraordinary series of
exercises which threw the most daring
feats of the circus into the shade. The
entire'regiment passed at full gallop, in
loose order, with many of the men
standing upright in their saddles, others
upon their heads with their legs in the
air, leaping upon the ground and then
into the saddle again at full speed, some
springing over their horses heads and
ii t\ cinrt/i * f?*Ai? n >t <1
I (.4VK1..1, ii mv givuiui, <11111
' yet regaining their scats. While performing
those feats all were blandishing
their sabers and tiring pistols, throwing
their carbines into the air and catching
them again, ami yelling like maniacs
[ Some men went past in pairs, standing
with a leg on each other's horse?one
wild fellow carried olF another dressed
as a woman. The eilcct of the scene
was absolutely bewildering, and it seemed
as if the whole regiment had gone
mad. Upon a signal being given, the
. regiment divided uito two parts. One
rode oil'; then halted and made their
horses lie down on the ground beside
[ them, waiting as in war the approach of
the enemy. Tho other section of the
regiment then charged down, and in an
, instant every horse was on his feet,
! every rider in his saddle, and with a
wild yell they rotle at their supposed
. enemy. When tho maneuvers were'
over, me reguneut rode pass, singing,
, mid uncommonly well togather, a military
chorus. Altogether, it was a inar,
velous exhibition of daring horsemanship,
and one hardly knew whether to
admire the docility and mettle of the
, steeds or the .skill and courage of the
riders. All the foreign guests and ofli- '
cors were no less astonished than dolighted.
Queen Isabella daughter of King Phillip
II. who flourished in the 12th'centu'
ry, vowed she would never change her
linen till the city of Ostend had been
taken by her soldiers. To tesify their
regard for her persistency, the ladies of
the court adopted a dingy yellow color
' for their ruffs and stockings, which
' they characterized l'esaheau. This is
' the origin of the tint eerue. (?o to ft.
* Ilnddon & Co. for ruflV, stockings and
' I dross goods, thoy have nil colors.

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