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A REMARKABLE CASE.
THE DEPTHS OF INFANY TOWHlfiHA
WOMAN CAN GO.
It* to i.lvu With Uio .Vn
er tu im H mm.
Mauion, s. c, OoL 17.?William
Somerset, colored, was convicted on last
Wednesday of the murder of Ed M. Foro
on Jnuunry 19, 1885, and sentenced by
Judge I/Jar to 'jo hanged on Friduv, tho
13th day of November proximo." Tho
trial was in many respecta the most rc
markahlo ever had In Marion County
and excited more interest and feeling
than perhaps any trial had in Eastern
' Sauth Carolina in many years.
When EdFore was killed it was not
supposed that ho, quiet, peaceablo as ho
was, had an enomy in the world. Such
being tho case it was impossible for Ws
friends and the public generally to lix
upon any theory as tp 5&TrT- he camo to
but death, orswpect a motive on the
part of any humau being for the perpe
tration ol tho crimo, aud Iub death was,
therefore, attributed to accidental
All suspicion of foul play was lulled
into inactivity. Days, weeks, months
and evon years rolled by, and still the
guilty parties remained In security. But
"mtudor will out," "the damned spot
will not rub out." William Somorsc
tho bold, cunning hireling ou Ed Fore's
plantation, lulled into security by an un
suspecting public, becamo bolder and
bolder in his conduct. With nothing to
recommend in personal appearance, and
with only tho manners aud mind of an
ordinary negro, in somo unaccountable
way ho managed, before the death of his
victim, to insiuuato himself into'the
good graces of the wlfo of his employer,
and straugo to say events proved that
if possible she was moro in lovo with
?Jilm than ho with her. Bcforo Foro
die I it came to his ears that Somerset
in his absenco was taking too many lib-'
erties with his household, but uoblo man
that ho was ho refused to listen to tho
slanders that wcro being whispered
about in connection with the woman
whom ho had vowed at the altar to
"lovo, honor and delend," and tho out
sido public knew nothing of what was
going on or was suspected.
Somerset continued to work on tho
place. Peter Godbold, an old colored
hireling on tho place- and whom Mr.
Fore regarded as one of the trusty dark-1
ies of the olden time, warned him of
Somerset's conduct. Somerset's next
movo then was to get rid ol old Peter,
and he cunningly got Mr. Fore to sus
pecting Peter of having committed sonic
offence, for which he wns ejected from
Mr. Fore's premises, and Somerset as
sisted tho constablo in ejecting him.
Peter moved over the Big Pec-Dec
liivcr. But Mr. Foro becamo more
watchful of Somerset, and no doubt his
increasing vigilance caused Somerset to
conceive the plan of putting him out ol
the way. Monday morning, January
19th. was selected as the most propi
tious timo to commit the bloody act.
Mr. Fore, owned a place at Wiggins's
Landing ou the river. To reach It lie
had to ?o through tho slash country.
Tho road was in a terriblo condition and
cncompas8cdon either side with marshes,
thick undergrowth and the low, Hat
"slash" land. At tho time he was en
gaged in hauling lumber to his river
pluco to make Bomo improvements there
on in tho way of buildings.
About sunrise on tho morning of the
19th Somerset camo up to tho Pore's
houso and asked for hpn. One llusscll
Berry wfl8.e?gagc.vl at fchf^ time loading*
~Th? wagon with lumber. Somerset was
told that Mr. Fore was in tho house
warming brick to put to his feet to pro
tect him from tho extreme cold ol the
day. Upon getting such information
Somerset immediately left and went in
the direction the wagon was to go, and
was about ono hour abed of it. 11c was
not seen about tho place that day any
more until late in tho altcruoou. Mr.
Fore started and reached what is known
as Balary Marsh Causeway iu the
"Slashes." The causeway is only about
eight feet wide and Hanked by a wide
ditch on each side, which was then
about two feet deep in water. On that
causoway Mr. Foro was found about 10
o'clock "leaning against his wagon and
his team standing perfectly quiet iu the
road. There was a deep indentation of
the skull on tho right side of the head,
apparently made by an nxclrom behind.
He was carried back to his father-in-law,
Mr. Charles Haselden's house, but never
spoke after ho was found.
From that timo forward Somerset con
tinued to live on the place and to man
age it, as if it belonged to him. Ho as
sumed more authority over it than any
one else. It is said that he even ate at
the widow's tablo with Ed Foro'a chil
dren, and slept a good deal of his time
at the house. Their conduct became
bolder and bolder, and finally became
a stench to tho whole community.
Somerset received numerous warnings
from tho neighborhood to cease his
lecherous conduct, but to no avail.
Finally it becamo intolerable, and an
incensed body ol citizens had him taken
up under a protensivc warrent, and ar
rested by a constable. Tho intention
evidently was to lynch him, and staid
old Marlon County would have been
stained by a first-class lynching if by
some means Somerset had not escaped
from tho constable in chargo ol him.
Ho fled then to Columbia, whither his
infatuated paramour followed htm. That
was about two years ago. The wretched
woman, however, came back last year
for a few months, and Somerset slipped
hack sovcral times to see her. About
the first of the present year she went
back to Columbia, where they were liv
ing when Somerset was arrested and
brought to Marion.
It is unnecessary to further relate the
sickening details of his career since the
death of Ed Foro. A motive was at last
found for tho crimo, and as timo wore
on Somerset, in his supposed security,
began to let drop hints as to the cause
ol Mr. Fore's death and to threaten other
peoplo with a liko fato should thoy get
in his way/ Various quasi acknowledg
ments of/tho crimo mado by him at dif
ferent i-Imcs were proven by many wit
--.noasesiand the web of circumstantial
ovldcnoe began to weavo itself around
h'.m until it seemed that without doubt
ho was the guilty party. Peter God6old,
Harry Godbold, Charles Godbold and
Sandy McNeill, all colored, wcro indicted
with bim, bu', at the commencement ol
the trial on last Monday morning tho
solicitor nol prossed the caso against
them, and then proceeded against Som
erset alone. Mr. Itobt Macfarlan was
appointed by tho Court to defend Som
erset. His defence was an alibi, and
an effort to show that if thoro wHs a
murder committed It was tho work of
those who wcro his co-defondants. Ho
^received an impartial trial, and his as
tute counsel mado tho host that could
ha./A been made out of a bad case. So
licitor Johnson mado tho llncst speech
of his Ihv^ Tho gravo of Mr. Foro was
opened an<f W8 broken skull was exhi
bited to tho jury m open Court, audit
was proven conclusively that tho signs
of the wound thus shown could nevor
have been produced by a wagon wheel
running over hie head.
Altera fair and exhaustive ?ehargo
from tho Judge the jury retired to their
rooms, and after about ten minutes' de
liberation returned a verdict of "guil
Thuapfter nearly fevcu year* the
guilty mwaesia of oao of tb? noblest aud
beat Citizens of clarion Countfy has been
brought, to justice. There ia a strong
belief ii> the vubW mind that hia fuith
lcas wife knew of aud counselled his as
sassination, out such an opinion is only
foupd'v'. <.ii sn-pu ioii. us ti-jthuiLj has us
has yet been developed, besides
her indifferent manner at her liusband'a
funeral, und her subsequent behavior in
connection with the raaujnst convicted
of the foul murder of her husband.?Nows
A TRIPLE LYNCHING.
Thno Neuroea Hansed nud Itiddled WUU
Shot In Vlrclnln.
Staunton, Va., Oct. 17.?A special
from Clifton Forge, Va., today to the
Daily New? Bays: This morniugagang
of six armed drunken negroes camo into
town, and boasted loudly that they had
cotno to lake the placo. This created
terriblo confti3lou on tho streets, as al'
the negroes had pistols aud other
weapons, which they exhibited freely.
They walked about the streets, insult
ii". ladies aud committing other out
raget, and creating a terrible riot. A
number of citizens decided to arrest
them, but tho negroes violently resisted
arrest and broke away from their would*
bo captors, who gave chase. When the
negroes had nearly reached liongate
they turned and commcuctd tiriug upon
tholr pursuers, and a batt le between tho
posse and the rioters cusucd. Phillip
Dolling, a brakemao of tho Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad, was killed outright
at tho Qrst lire, and Frederick Wilkin
son was injured seriously. Tho olllcers,
after some difficulty, captured live of the
gang, including tho leaders, but ono is
still at largo.
Two large mobs, numbering in all
about 500, formed In tho town and met
at Sweolwood's storo at about 10
o'clock tonight. They tired salutes,and
then the two combined and marched to
the jail when; the prisoners, taken in
the nllornoon, had been confined. They
attempted, after tiring into the jail for
some time, to break open the door with
( a nun, but it was too strong aud resist
ed their efforts. Thoy thcu procuicd
axes aud sledge hammers and broke iu.
They look out three prisoners, and luk
, log them to a uully about half a nnlo
fro n the jail, stiuug two of them up to
[ a tree and tilled them full of bullets.
I The third prisoner, who was a boy six
teen years old, they brought back to the
i jail lo lock him up again, but finally let
I him go, and he escaped. The fourth
prisoner, who bad been crippled with a
bullet in the afternoon, was still in tho
jail, the door of which bad been repair
ed. Breaking in again, they took him
cut, and putting him iu a cart, thoy
hauled him to the. same place and hung
him to tho tree that the former two had
been bung on.
Another member of tho gang had
been shot down in tho afternoon near
Irongatc and loft lying by the side of the
railroad track in a dying condition.
Walked to her Deitth.
Buffalo, N. Y? Oct. l?.?At 1
o'clock Ibis morning, while passenger
train No.on the Central Railroad, west
bound, was passing West Balavia, a
young hidy was sccu lo leave her berth
in a sleeper and walk lo the rear plat
form. She did not return, and an alarm
was raised. Failing to lind her the train
was stopped and backed toward Balavia,
the trainmen searching both sides of the
track. The search was unsuccessful, but
the operator at Croft's stat'OU, who wns
instructed lo continue the search, found
the frdrllylug now Ihs .'rack iust outside
of West Balavia. Hor head was cut
open and she was Internally injured.
She was brought to t lis city, where she
died. The police stale the girl's name
to be Mary McLaughlin, and that she
was on route to Ray City, Mich. A note
in her pocket stated that she was going
to her sister at West Branch, Ogiman
County, Mich. A card with the name
Ida li. Voorhcos was also found in her
pocket. She wns well dressed and woro
some valuable rings. The supposition
is that sho was a somnambulist and
walked oil' the train while asleep.
Gruel Treatment hj 1'itrouttt.
MONTCLAIlt, N. J., Oct. 10.?-The up
per end of 'obis township is in a state of
excitement over the abuse and neglect
to which the imbecile child of Kdward
Kimhnll Is being subjected. Sho is 14
years of age and has been demented
from her birth. Her lather is a laborer;
her mother helps to piece out the fam
ily earnings by washing. Tho girl is
their only child. A rude, stall-like box
has been (lited for the child's impris
onment In one corner of tho kitchen.
There sho is kept day and night, and
left alono if her mother has to spend a
day at work away from home. Uer
clothing is Insufficient, her feet are bare,
and some loose straw .serves her for a
bed. A County official to whose notico
the ease had been called visited the
house to-day. No ono .save tho child
was in tho house, and through a win
dow opening into her narrow cell sho
was inspected. Sho appeared not to
realize that she was an object, of curio
sity, and the presence of the visitor did
not attract her attention. Tho neigh
bors say that if Kimball does dot send
her to an institution where she can bo
cared for they will take the matter into
their own bauds.
Go Slow, Girln.
Scarcely a day passes without its
newspaper story of some young woman
who met a man so interesting that she
thought she couldn't live without him,
so she married him in haste and after
wards learned that ho was an ex-con
vict or a brute or already had a wife or
two from whom he had separated with
out the formality of a legal divorco.
In such cases the blame is laid upon
the man, who generally deserves more
abllSQ than begets. But girls, look at
the mailer seriously a few minutes and
see If the trouble might not have been
avoided if you had not been in too
much of a hurry. Marriage means
partnership for life; decrees of divorce
are merely exceptions that provo tho
rule. Would any man enter into a
business partnership with as little
knowledge of the other party as you
seem satisfied with? Well, no?not
Unless ho were a swect-aouled lunatic.
Talk Is cheap, girls; it can bo made to
order as fast as tho tongue can run,
especially when there is a protty face
to inspire It and two willing ears to re
coivo it, llon't fear that hoiiio other
girl will get tho fellow unless you se
cure him atonco._
SrAUTANBURa, S. C, Oc*. II?.? Spar
tan burg county leads tho world, that
ls,'tho Soulhern world. Tho following
are the figures of cotton spindles now
either in actual operation, or for tho
placing of which the plant'has begun.
Clifton, 50,000; Pacolet. now working,
213,100, building 31,000. total. 50,000; Kii
oroe, 25,000; Spartan Mills, $0,000; 1). JO.
Converco Co. addition to old mill, 5,000,
total 15.000; Whitney 10,000; Fairnionnt,
5,000; FlDgerville 5,000; Pelham. 5,000;
Cowpens. 3,000; Arlington, 1,500; Valley
Falls, 500; J. II. Cash, 15,000; grand to
Estimating the consumption at about
one-half bale to the Spindle, tho homo
consumption Is abou? lUo.000 bales.
This is about two and pne-half times
tho production of tho county. This
moans nearly 80,000.000 In cotton mills
in Sparenburg County.
Eight or ton yanrs.ago the difference
between the Spartan burg and Charles
ton market was from 7? to 100 points.
Now cotton brings as much on the
streets of this city as it does on tho
coast- This is due directly to the local
demand from tho mills.?The State.
an attachment grant ed.
Si?lt Ak'HluHt Ex-1'reaideu? H... v for a
Unif Million Dollar*.
Nkw Yokk, Oct. 16.?Judgo Tatter
son, of tri? Supremo Court to-day, upon
application of Henry Sanford, preaideut
of tho Adams Express Company, grant
od an attachment agaiust the property
of John Iloey, the deposed president of
the company iu a suit to recover half a
million dollars. The attachment was
granted on the ground of non-real
Idence, Hoey'a home being at Holly
wood, N. J. The attachment was at
once handed to Deputy Sheriff Stev
The attachment was secured upon
aflldavltof Frederick Lovejoy, tho pres
ent Vice-President of tho Adams Ex
press Company. The summons attach
ed to tho papers announces to Mr. Hooy
that If ho defaults in appearing to an
swer tho suit judtrmont will be taken
agaiust him for $712,950 with interest
Lovejoy, in bis affidavit, recites the
history of tho company, which is a joint
stock association, and says that ilory
was appointed manager of the com
pany on January 0, 1870, and has ever
since continuod to act and is now act
ing as such. Hony's elevation to the
trusteeship, vice presidency aud presi
dency is then referred to. In all these
positions, ho says, Iloey occupied a lidu
ciary relation to the company and had
control of tho funds and assets. It is
alleged that prior to March 1882, Hooy,
either individually or in connection
with other persons, acquired an inter
est in tho business of tho New York
and Boston N Dispatch Company, the
Kinsley Express Company and the Un
ion Express Company for 873.095, the >
full value at that time of the interest
purchased. On that samo day he sold
and transferred this interest to the
Adams Express Company for 8350,000
aod in his official capacity caused
this sum to bo transferred to him
self and others out of tho funds
of the Adams Express Company,
and by so doing appropriates 8270,
905 out of tho 8350,000 to his own
uso and that of others in fraud of tho
rights of the Adauis Express Company,
and in violation of his duties as olllcor
This sum has been wholly lost to the
Adams Express Company. Lovejoy
continues that prior to March 12,1888,
Iloey, either individually or in connec
tion with othors, acquired the remain
ing interest in the three specified chm
panles for 880,000, which was its full
value at tho timo. On March 12,1888,
Iloey sold It to |the Adams Express
Company for 8500.000, paying that sum
to himself aud others, while acting in
a lidueiarv capacity, thus appropriat
ing 8120,000 of the 8500,000 to his own
uso aud that of others in fraud of the
rights of the Adams Express Company.
For these reasons it is claimed that
there is now duo tho Adams Express
Company from tho defendant the sum
of 8000,005. It is alleged by Lovejoy
that when Isaiah C. Babeock, tho for
mer treasurer of the Adams Company,
died In 1885, ho was indebted to the
company for about $10,000. In order
to discharge this indebtedness Bab
cock's administrator gave Iloey, in his
capacity as an ofllcer of the company,
810,015. Iloey, it is charged, did not
apply any portion of tbis money to the
discharge of Babcock's indebtedness,
nor did he pay it to the company.
Iloey, says Lovejoy, appropriated said
sum'of 8111,015 to his own use and in
fraud of the rights of said Adams Ex
press Company. By reason of all those
facts, Lovejoy says cause of action
exists against Iloey, and the plaintiff
is entitled to recover 8712,750, with
interest on 827(1,905 from March 25,
1882; ou 8420.000 from March 12, 1888,
and on 810,045 from February 1, 1880.
The Sheriff's deputies served tho at
tachment upon theollicers of t he South
ern Express Company, the Farmer?*
Loa,u and Trust Company and tho
rAttains Express Company. Iloey has
no stock in the Adams Express Com
pany and at tho offices ot tho other con
cerns it was not known that he had any
property there. John Hooy could not.
be found in the city and deputy sheriffs
could not servo tho summons upon him
8ho Oponed Fire.
Birmingham, Ala, Oct. 11 ?A sensa
tional but bloodless street shooting oc
curred here in front of the United
Stales court house. Mrs. Fannie Hoff
man, postmistress at Coalburg, Mr. J.
T. Hill, tho manager of the Sloss Iron
and "steel Co., and Deputy Marshal
Schoonfeld, were standing in tho street
when Mrs. Hoffman opened lire on
them, firing three shots. Sho was
within three feet of the men, but none
of the balls took effect. A police ar
rested her and took tho pistol from her,
but she immediately reached into a
largo basket which sho carried, and drew
another largo gun. She resisted arrest
and created a sensation by yelling while
being taken to jail. She was afterwards
released on a 8200 bond. Mrs. IIoff man
has been regarded as eccentric for sev
eral days. Tho trial of Hill and other
prominent Coalberg citizens has been
going on in the United States court.
She had them arrested on the charge of
impeding her in the discharge of her
duties as postmistress. She says Schoen
lield and Hill were conspiring to defame
her character, and sho tried to kill them.
SnnkcH in a Troe.
Clarksburg, W. Va., Oct. 18 ?
While two lumbermen named McCray
and Dcuers were felling timber near
Cleveland, Webster County, they cut
down a largo limetree, which was liter
ally alive with snakes of a variety
never beforo found in this vicinity.
They wero brown In color, largo in size,
having yellow jaws, from which thoy
continususly evicted a slimy matter,
and were exceedingly vicious, attack
ing tho men as soon as the tree fell.
Alter killing a largo number McCray
and Detters wero obliged to retreat.
Securing assistance they returned to
the spot, and a general slaughter took
place, not less than live hundred repti
les being killed. Investigation was
then mado, and from litteon hundred to
two thousand eggs wore* foun l In vari
ous parts of tho tree.
An Unprecedented Cotton Movomoiit.
new orleans, Oct. 10.?Secretary
Hester's Weekly Now Orleans Cotton
Exchange report shows tho largest
movement of cotton during any slnglo
week in tho history of tho trado. The
amount brought into sight during the
week ending tonight was 499,851 bales,
agaiust 385,197 for the corresponding
seven days of last year, making fio to
tal thus far for the season up to date
1,790,213, against 1,087,859. Shipments
to Northorn spinners exceed this weok
last year 25,771 bales; Southern mill
takings, 83,788, against 83,848. The to
tal takings of American mills North
and South and Canada thus far for the
saason havo been 303,808, against 355,
311 last year.
A Fearful Shook.
BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 15.?Nicholas
C. Weatherstone, a passenger on the
Merchants and Minors'Lino Steamship
Alleghany, was found dead in his stato
room when the vessel arrived in this
city i rum Savannah, Ca., this morning.
Mrs. Sally Hay, who was engaged to be
mftrried to Weatherstone, met tho ves
sel at tho wharf, but instead of meeting
her betrothed, tho news of his death
was broken to her. Weatherstone was
anatlvoof Toronto, Conn., where his
father, Nicholas Weatherstone, is welt
known. In 1888 young Woatherstone
came to Baltimore._
Rheumatism Is eurcd by Jf*. P. P.
Pains and aches in tho back, Shoulders,
knees, ankles, hips, and wihits arc all
attacked and conquered by P. 1'. P.
This great medioino, by its blood
> cleansing properties, builds up and
strengthens the whole body
Flower in New York and Camp
ticll In Ohio seems to be a winning
team. They arc marching straight on
to victory and the Republicans in those
states aro sick unto (loath.
HOLD YOUR COTTON.
IMPORTANT ACTION OF THE GREEN
The Varoiera AdrlHd to Hold Their Cot
tun for Bettor ft*rlc*i and to Have it
Weighed When Sold by A 111.?uro Welsh
Gkkknvillk, S. 0., Oct. 19.?The
Greenville Oouaty Farmers' Alliance
met in special session today for the
purpose of taking somo action on the
vexed question (with them) of the buy
iug and selling of cottou. They passed
the following resolutions, which is in
tended to have a far-reaching effect and
to unite tho Alliance of the South in
an effort to raise the price of cotton:
Whereas, cotton ts our cash product,
and producers are forced to take for it
prices below tho cost of productiou.
Not onty the farmers but the merchants
who furnished them supplies on time,
must sustain loss. The profits on cot
ton are divided between speculators
We the GreenvlUe Farmers' Alllanco,
do adviso our farmers to refuse to sell
their cotton at the present prices, and
to at once warehouse so much cotton as
will satisfy their creditors, and bor
row from banks or individuals on ware
house receipts, and hold their cotton
for better prices.
That the action of our meeting be
published throughout tho Cotton States,
aud we ask tho farmers to at once,
through state and county Alliances, act
In accordance therewith.
That ull 8ub-Alliauces are hereby re
quested to call meetings at ouce to act
on these resolutions.
Tho Alliance of this county proposes
to accomplish tho purpose of the reso
lution by concentrating tho cotton
brought to t Iiis market in tho Alliance
warehouse for tho purpose of having it
graded into lots, "so that each grade
can bo sold at its true market value."
Tho warehouse will store cottou lllteen
days free of chargo to buyer and seller
alike, enabling the seller to hold his
cotton for better prices and tho buyer
to get largo lots for shipment. Aftor
tho li i t ecu days free storage is out, the
cost of storage and insurance will not
exceed twenty-live cents lor tho first
month and twenty cents for sub
A commltteeman of tho Alliance says:
"It is now generally conceded that the
present crop Is far short of that of last
year, and of a much liner quality; yot
tho prices are below tho cost of produc
tion. It thorcforo must be apparent to
all that there is everything to gain and
nothing to lose by holding. Somo of
the Greenville banks have agreed to ad
vance liberally on warehouse receipts."
A resolution was also passed asking
every true Allianceman not to sell his
cotton until he takes it to tho ware
house. Tho Alliance proposes to have
a grader of cotton, or grade it thorn
selves by "typos" from New York.
Tho cotton buyers here are defied, aud
if the plan of the Alliance is carried out
thoy must buy Alliance cotton at tho
warehouse and have it weighed by Alli
Head ot a Human.
Muncik, Ind., Oct. 18.?Word has
reached this city from a source that can
bo regarded as being perfectly reliable,
of the discovery of a semi-human mon
strosity that lays all other freaks of na
ture in the shade. Yesterday, while J.
T. Blackburn' a Washington Township
farmer, was going through a corntlelu,
in which were numerous stumps, ho
discovered lying on ono that was about
four feet in diameter a female dog that
had givod blrjU^^.TlJ?*P?r-of^pup?, oue
.of >r,.,.iA!.,."possessed the head of a numafi
*being, although its face bore a striking
resemblance to that of the worst kiud of
au idiot. Its body was shaped liae a boa
constrictor, and, being of an unusual
length, it would wind arouud in all con
ceivable forms but without injury to
any of its brothers and sisters. The
forelegs are much longer than the hind
ones, which gives it a giralle appear
ance when standing on its feet. Its
skin is soft and pliable, and is possessed
ot no hair, with the exception of a very
small "oasis" on tho top of tho head.
Instead of winning, like all pups, it
gives out a hideous scream that imi
tates an eagle when lighting for its
young. While the freak snaps like a
dog and Is possessed of a full set of
teeth, its instinct causes it not to mo
lest or disturb its relatives, other than
the annoyance that is brought about
by natural causes. On its feet are
claws that extond several inches in
length. This monstrosity will, in all
probability, bo exhibited, aud it is ex
pected that the owner will reap a rich
harvest from the exhibition. |
American and Chilian allorri Fight.
Santiago, Oct. 17.?The anti-Ameri
can feeling which is Yery pronounced
reached a climax last evenlug in tho
streets of Valparaiso. A number of
sailors of the United States steamer,
Batiinore, now in port, were walking
along the street when they wore con
fronted by somo sailors of a Chilian
man-of-war. Somo words passed, when
a fierce light followed. Thero was evi
dently bad blood on both sides, and it
only needed a pretext to bring on a con
llict. Both parties wero armed with
knives and pistols, which were freoly
used. "When tho combatants wero sep
arated by the police and bystanders, it
was found that one of the Baltimore
sailors had been killed and five othors
seriously wounded. Several of the Chil
ians were also badly hurt. This was
the lirst time the Baltimore's sailors
had been ashore for a month. The In
tendant of the city had assured Cap
tain Schley of the Baltimore that his
sailors would be perfectly safe on Chil
ian soil. Tho feeling today between
Ameticans and Chilians is very strong.
Several additional lights occurred today
among sailors, but thoy were not so se
rious as that of yesterday. The dead
sailor of tho Baltimore will bo buried
tomorrow. An armed force will bo
landed from tho military guard of hon
or lor the occasion. Trouble is feared,
as it will be Sunday and election day.
Oailian officials, alive to the gravity of
tho occassion, have again promised the
Americans protection from assault un
der all circumstances.
Saved hy a Dog.
Covington, Ky., Oct. 18.?Mrs. ICm
ma Smith's grocery and residence on
Bullock street was destroyed by lire
early this morning. Mrs. Smith and
her four children had a narrow escape
from death. Tho lady arose at 4:30
o'clock, made a liro and retired again.
Half an hour after sho was awakened
by her Newfoundland dog tugging at
tho bed clothing and barking furiously.
Sho was nearly smothered by smoke,
but groped her way to the bedroom of
her childsen. Tho room was full of
smoko, but sho got them out of the
burning building just in time.
Piano* and Organs.
N. W. Trump. 134 Main Street Co
lumbia, S. O, sells Pianos and Organs,
direct from factory. No agents' com
missions. The celebrated Chickorln*
I'lano. Mathushek Piano, celebrated
for its clearness of tone, lightness of
touch and lasting qualities. Mason &
Handln Upright Piano. Sterling Up
right Pianos, from $225 up. Mason &
(lamlln Organs surpassed by none.Ster
ling Organs, $50 up. Every Instrument
guaranteed f#r six years. Fifteen days'
trial, expenses both ways, if not satis
factory. Sold on Instalments.
Rheumatism.?James Paxtoa, of Sa
vannah, Ga., says he had Rheumatism
so bad that he could not move from
the bed or dress without help, and that
he tried many remedies, but received
no relief until ho began the uso of P. P.
P. (Prickly Ash. Poke Root and Potas
sium), and two bottles restored him to
,. ..' J Y- . ?? TA!
NORTH SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE, - - - LAU RENS, S. O
Over KENNEDY I5KOS., Store.
Keep constantly on hand a large assortment of Coffins and Ca ;U
oth Wood and Mctalic, which will he sold low down. Furnishe xi
ny hour day or night. Hearse sent w hen desired.
Yiyq KENNEDY BROS.. Successor to J. M Robertson.
Cotton Sample Improved.
ONE CENT PER POUND BY ACTUAL TEST.
At the gin house of Mr. F. II. Roberts, in Richmond county, just
before starting- his SAILOR ELEVATOR one ?:11C had been ginned
by the old method.
Just after starting his ELEVATOR another hale was ginned from
the same pile. Without knowing this fact the cotton buyer oflcicd one
cent more per pound for the bale ginned with thcou oflereti' elevator.
Read the statement of the Buyer and Seller.
This will certify that of two samples of cottonsod us to-day
by Mr. Rowan Rose, the market value of one exceeded that of the other
by one cent per pound. (Signed) 1). CR AWFORD & SONS.
This will certify that the two bales of cotton ottered as above
were both from the same pile'of seed cotton and rcchdghcuhtlht same
gin. One was carried to the gin in baskets and ohtcnncn.cgj Sailor
Cotton Elevator. (Signed) R ROSE.
The best GINS, PRESSES, ELEVATORS, ENGINES nond the
best machinery of all kinds for sale by
W. H. GIBBES.
COLUMBIA, S. C
Cooper & Burnside Bros.
Keep constantly on hand all kinds of
Groceries, Provisions, Vegetables,
FRUITS 1ST SEASON,
AT LOWEST PRICES,-*
Oa.ll and E^r^rnlrio ouir Stock.
COOPER & BURNSIDE BROS.
n* rv rr-T-c^TT Ma
r8?&* ? mm
mm ?l p W 1
MM It I IF m %
Hg SAFE; CURATIVE; BEAUTIFYING. (. 2.3.
? White, 11 l??.nwmiw All Druggists
three j iStJI j apoasgsosffye I
Better Than Any Bank
Mutual Life Ins Ge
OF NEW YORK.
TotAl A?netH now $147,154,001 SO.
No other envestmcnt in the
world is so absolutely safe, or con
sidcring the protection, more pro
fitable than n life or endowment
policy in The Mutual Lite Insur
ance Company of New York, for
the following reasons :
ist. The contrcct is based upon
a natural and universally operating
law of mortality, backed by the
good fa:'h and continued payments
of.*' argest number (182,013 in
lSS\ of carefully selected lives
insm..d in any company on the re
serve fund system.
2nd. The Mutual Life lias the
largest reserve fund of any insur
ance company in the world?being
now over $ 147 ,ooo,oou.
3rd. During the (orty-scven
years of its business, its receipts
from interest alone have paid all
death claims and left a surplus
therefrom of $ 11,315,901 69.
4th. Its interest receipts have
exceeded all expenses of manage
ment by the enormous sum of $55>*
5th. Its annual income in 1889
exceeding all the requirements lor
paying deatli claims, matured en
dowments, annuities, surrender
values, dividends to policy-holders
and expenses (in all amounting to
$21,629,502.61) by nearly ten mil
lions of dollars, or exactly $9,981,
6th. The Mutual Life has al
ready paid to and accumulated for
ts policy-holders ovei $435,000,
000, which is double the transac
tion of any other company in the
No other financial system can
give such protection and security,
and is 60 well guarded on every
side against the disturbing elements
that undermine and overthrow H?
best laid plans and methods of men
acting in their individual capacity.
jtutuftl Life Im, Cq,
OF NEW YORK.
Ed. L.Gknand, Columbia, S. C.
IM. T. SiMrsONt, Cross Hill, S. C.
f Agent. /
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ritfli*?iii lias boonthoroughly revhoA
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iug titlo, benvn tho nemo of Weh?
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torial laborers having boon employ
ed, and ovor 8300,000 oxponded
hoforo the first copy wao printed.
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paratively worthless edition of Webster are be
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GET THE BEST,
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THE LAURENS BAR.
F . T. JOHNSON. W, R. RIOBH
JOHNSON & RICH MY
ATTOHNHYS AT LAW.
Ol'FlOK Fleming's Corner, NorlhwOB
?hlo <>l I'ltlmc Square,
LAJLVKltNd. If., - a.o.
B A Tj L I) A Ti L,
A 1 T O W X ? Y !. AT fj A \T ,
[jAURVNS, - - - - s. 0?
Oat. SB, Sin
r>IR, W. iE BALiL
like Over Nf.liti.fi] lit"lk, I ii itr.p
00l<< dayaAlontl y iidTuoaday.
II. V. SIMPSON. c. I). IIA ItKKDALlC
SIM!*.SON A ISA KKSDALK,
Attorneys at Law,
i.Ati:i:Ns, f-OU'fll (JAROMNA
W. W. KENNEDY.
ATT0HNBY AT LAW
Spools! attention given to Iho inreHti
Kation of lltlon.
LauronsC, H.tt. 0.
W. H. MARTIN,
ATTORNKY AT LAW.
"Seeing !s~ Believing." JsT^
/ffi^?^^^ must be simple; when it is not simple it is ^j^fflf^S^^
j^S^?^^ not ???c^- Simple, Beautiful, Good?these Cj^=^jy~^y
wBpwords mean much, but to see " The Kochester" f?^ESttTtZQ
y& will impress the truth more forcibly. All metal, vM^lmBBfeQy
V ?ough and seamless, and made in three pieces oniy?^R?iisSP*
it is absolutely sa/eam\ unbreakable. Like Aladdin's
of old, it is indeed a "wonderful lamp," for its mar- JBBbky^
JL vclous light is purer and brighter than gas light, ^?wBHf^'
Y softer than electric light and more cheerful than cither.
/fC rajbi I.ook for thi? stump?Tub RooimxR. If the tntnp dealer has n't the gentiltio
^fsUPv Kochcfttr. nuil the style you want, scud to us for our new tlliifttratcU catnloKue.
^-?fiT?tN\ an.t we will send vou a' lamp Mfelv by cxi>rr-s- -your iliu;^ ot out 2,000
lJ>X/RJij varieties fioin the Latgtit Lamp Stot ctu the Wotld.
*$<JKk Kot JtKSTJiu I, A .TOP CO.i 42 Park Place, Now York City.
DO YOU WISH TO
hi: iiosn of yoi'k oh->
THEN BUY THE THOMAS STEAM
PRESS AND SEED COTTON"
It is the most perfect system in uso, un
loading cotton f rom wagons, cleaning and
delivering it Into gins or stalls. Cotton
does not pass through fan and press re
quires no pulley nor belts. It saves tune
TALBOTT & SONS'
ENGINES AND BOILERS, STATION
ARY AND PORTABLE. OLD DO
TALBOTTS SAW MLLIjS, IMPROVED
FRICTION AND ROBE FEKD
?200 TO ?G00
LUMMUS AND VAN WINKLE COT
TON GINS AND COTTON PRESSES.
Wo offer Saw Mill Men and Glunnrs
tho most complete outfits that can be
bought anil at bottom prices.
V. C. BADHAM,
Columbia, s. c.
the talbott engine is ihk
COTTON SAMPLE IMPROVED!
?*a: cent i?kr bm>i;:vi> ?v
At tho niu of Mr. F. li. Roberta In Rich
land County. Hist before Starting his Sailor
Elevator one bale had been ginned by tho
Old method. Just after starting tho Elova
?V?*?>.? other bale was ginned from tho same
pile. Wltli?i*nl knowing *bis fact the cotton
buyer offered one cemr'jf?r pound moro for
thubalc ginned with the use of the Eleva
tor. Read the statements of the buyer and
This will certify that of two samples of
cotton offered us today by Mr. Kowall KOSO
the market value of one exceeded that of
the other by one cent per pound.
[Signed.) ii). CRAWFORD & HONS.
Titles will certify that tho two bales of
cotton offered as above wero both from tho
same pile of seed cotton, and K>?ned in tho
UAineuin. One was carried to tho gin in
baskets and onu through the Sailor Seed
(Signed.) .J. R. ROSE.
The best (lins. Tresses, Elevators.
Engines and the best machinery of all
khnis, for salo by
W. H. (?IRRES, JB., A CO..
COLUMBIA, S. C.
THE LARGEST STOCK.
MOST SKILLED WORKMEN.
South Carolina MarMe Worts.
F. H. HYATT,
Is the bost plac e in South Carolina 01
Southern States to secure satisfaction in
American and Italian Marble Wotk. All
TA Ii LETS,
Send for prices and full information.
F. H. HYATT
April 8 ly COLUMBIA. 8. C.
LPPMAN BROS.. Proprietors,
Drufloliti, tlapman's Btock.- SAVANNAH, 6A.
Pa?iett Pays the FreisM. fl
A GREAT OETKR THAT MAT not AOAInB
BS KSI*RATRD, bo do rot dki.AV. j
"Si'iukk Wmi.KTHr. Iron is Hot." !;
Writ* for Catalogue now, and say wli \" ?
taper you saw this advertisement in. *
l\?,mcmber that I Bell eveiv thing that]
oesto furnishing a h<nao?manut actio-,
ng some things and buying others hi thvt
largest possible lots, which euables me tCs
wipe out all competition.
UKRBAKKA FKW OF MY STAU'i-a
LING BARGAINb ?
A No. 7 Flat top Cooking btovo, lull
Ize, 15x17 Inch oven, htted with 21 plows
)f ware, delivered at your own depot,
all froight charges paid h> mo, tot
nly Twelvo Hollars.
Again, 1 will sell you a 5 hole Uootthi
Range 18x13 inch oven, 18x2tj inch top, lit >J
tod with 21 pieces of ware, tor Tlilli q
TEEN UOLLARb.nnd pay tho freight tog
jyeur depot. jf
?UO NOT FAT TWO PRICKS FOKfl
I will soud you a nice plush Parlor suit,
waluut frame, either in combination uij
banded, the most Stylish colors for 83.00,
to your lalhoad station. ?rolght paid.
I will alsosell you a nice Bedroiuos in
^consisting of Bureau with glass, l hlgl
hoad Bedstead, 1 Washsiand, 1 Centre
table, 4 cane seat chuiis, 1 cauu seat and
back rocker all for ltt.oO, and pa} 1 relgu
to your depot.
Or 1 will send you an elegant lied room
tilt with large glass, full warble top, for
$30, and pay freight.
Nice window stmdo on sprlag roller * o
Elegant largo waluutH day olottk, l.i.t
Waluut lounge, 7,01
Lace ourtains per window, l.ouS
1 cannot describe ever) tiling in a s?ndig
advertisement, but have an immense sto eE
coutaiuiug 22,iR)0 feet of Hour room, williM
ware houses and factory bulhtingsiaothnijj
Iparts of Augusta, making in alt tho lar
gest busiuess ol this kind under ouo man
agemunt lu the boutheru btatos. Tuest
storv.saiul warehouses are crowded with
Uie choicest productions of too bunt faoU*
lies. My catalogue containing llluMratioiu
of goods will be mailed if you will kludl)
say where you saw this advertisement, -a
L F. PADGETT,
Proprietor Padgett's FutUltUie, Stov?
and Carpet Store,
|lllU-1112 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, OA
mm ? IBB ? BBSS o
LURES ALL SKIN I
..... .. JilJouj i'.Ti
?nd ;?<?? rllW t with prrat MlUhcOon f.r lh* euro -f sll
r.rn -.1 ....
Svphtili, Kj|iMlltlo Kh.uihattwn. KtroTur??Ulr,re rn.t
? t.i, Ulatiiliilar Sw.lllog,, llhrumatiti.i. Malaria, ? ' 1
Ohrocls L'Km that hava ri.Utcd ?11 troirueiit. Catarrh,
kin Dlinmr t<wni?, Chronic KnBi UobpUubu, Hit*
irUI IV.jn.T.iur, Scald Ural, ttr., ?(>-.
J^P. P. |? g SgjtjVi tytfl". .nd an cTt-ll.r.l >rp.llc/r.
taillel w:.<> . tytUcis i.r, i Mor.c .1 and n1 it blood U la
! ul'.TVy" "iT".^ iiy TBS WiXl.l.rful lud' bl?od
:>ua?r?:i of P. P. P., IV. Uv A?h, P?k? Roe?
LIPPMAN BROS., Proprietors,
CruKKi?O, j.Ippman's Dlock, BAVANNAB, GM.
CHILD BIRTH ? ? ?
? ? ? MADE EASY!
" Mothers' Frip.nd " is a scientific
ally prepared Liniment, every ingre
dient of recognized value and in
constant use by the medical pro
fession. These ingredients arc com
bined in a manner hitherto unknown
WILL OO all that is claim 1 foi
it AND MORE. It Shortens Labor,
Lessens Pain, Diminishes Danj 11?
Life of Mother and Child :'?>? l<
to " Mothers " mailed l:RKU, con
taining valuable information and
6?ntbyexpre?non receipt of piii e :i ?>, < l>ottH
0RAOFIEL0 HECULATGIt co.. Atlanta,Ga.
60i.0 IIY ai.i. intlftKIIBTft,
I>KIM AKT, ACADKMIC, COLLUCl
1 ATE and COMMERCIAL COUKSKS;
Vocal ami Instrumental Music., Art. Elocu
tion, Physical Culture, Cooking, Dross -
ting, Domestic Economy, Weekl) Ilihlo
Studies. Nine teachers. Enrollment, last
year 180. Pupils from thlrronn counties,
strong moral and rollgotis Inihtenco. No
bar room nearer than seven miles.
Healthful location, 700 feet above the
level of the sea, 400 feet above Columbia,
128 feet above Aiken. Elegant hilllditig.
Young ladies can board with the President.
Only College in the State that makes put
vision for young ladies to reduce expenses
by doing domestic work. Seventeen youm(
ladies aided this way last year. Kxpeu* s
for literary course and bund for h">
months, f 100 to |130; music, faO; bookkoep.
ing, $20. Next session opens September
2:xi. Kor catalogue address
L. 11. 11A V N ES. A. M ,
jSop a-3moa l^csvllle, s. < .
Firs* Class Work.
Very Low Prices.
lJuggics, Oairiaijes, Kood Carts, VVftgon \,
ate., Wairanted Sueond to none.
Inquire of nearest dealer in these goo-is,
or sond for Catalogue? Mentioning thW
HOLLER & AN.') E R S 0 N
KU??V CO.. KOCK HILL. S.O.,