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ESTABLISHED 186.0. - -
THE DICKENS PARTY.
A Striking Impersonation of Characterr
Dickens' Books and Dickens' Fame.
On the evening of February 14t!
1890, a large number of the people
Newberry met together in the Skatii
Rink Hall, and for several hou
thought of Charles Dickens; talked
him, and some, it is said, went hon
and dreamed of him.
It is true the famous author did in
visit Newberry when he was in Awe
ica, nor has it ever been intitat
that he contemplated such an ide
But Dickens' books and Dickens' fAn
years and years ago found their wa
to our little town, and there are man
indications that they will abide he:
for a long time to come.
As is well known, Dickens w as bor
in the month of February, and on
day not far removed from the- dai
which was selected as the most co!
venient one on which to do homaL
here to his memory, and after all thei
were just as many people present, ju:
as much interest manifested and ju:
as much love for Dickens in Newberr
on the 14th day of February, as thei
was on Dickens' birthday. It w,
shown, therefore, by the Dickens Pa
ty that while no age or land can i
nopolize the great humorist and no
elist, neither can any point of ti:
calendar claim him for its own.
The Dickens Party was for the ben<
fit of St. Luke's Episcopal church; c
the principal, however, that the goc
of each is the interest of all, ever
denomination lent a hand and helpe
to make the evening a most charmir
and gratifying success.
The hall in which the entertain met
was given is on Main street below tl
public square and directly across tl
way from the big pillared Court Hous,
The entire second floor of the buildir
constitutes the hall, and on the ever
ing of the Dickens Party fairy finge:
had transformed the spacious root
into a place delightful to look upoi
The walls were tastefully decorate
with evergreens, and along the who
length of the east side of the hall the:
peeped forth from bowers of spriu
and holly exquisite little booths au
tables. Here and there colored bun
ing blended harmoniously with t
green foliage making, with the varit
costumes of those who personat,
Dickens' characters, a scene of strikir
beauty. Though green foliage ti
sign of "Hollywood Inn" could I
distinctly seen, and it goes withot
saying that all who entered that f,
mous hostlery feasted on oysters, tu
key, ham, creams, cakes and oth<
dishes and delicacies of a most bootl
some kind, and such as would hai
made the heart of Charles Dicket
leap for joy.
It was truly a Dickens' night. H
flag was nailed to the foremost, ar
Dickens was .triumphant everywvher
not the Dickens who melts us to, tea
with his pathetic descriptions of 11
woes of outcast London, but the miitt
ful Dickens, the big-hearted Dicket
who loves to tell us of the green fiel<
and smiling lanes of "merry England.
That was the Dickens who preside(
over the Dickens Party, and as if I
contagion, everyone present seemed
catch his genial and joyful spirit.
The programme of the enter:a
ment was as varied as it was attrac
ive. Was one of the mathematie
turn of mind. There he could gue
the weight of a mammoth Dickei
square. If his calculations went astrr
there was a sparkling fountain<
"treacle" near at hand in which I
could bury his disappointment.
A marvelous Dickens hasty p)uddir
for the children was also one of attra,
tions of the evening, and those wl
took "dips" into its mysterious dleptl
miet with constant surprisesg
Theni there wvas the D)ickens art ga
lery filled with Dickens testhetic
Among the many works of art exhi
ited were a tortuous Oliver Twist froi
a rope factory; a study in oil straigi
from the classic waters of the Levan
a composite picture of great expect
Of Dickens' characters there was*
small-sized army. They were take
mainly, however, fronm Oliver Twis
Old Curiosity Shop, David Copperfie
and Nicholas Nickleby. The personi
tions were excellent. Especially
this true when it is takent into consi
eration that the time for making pre]
arations for the entertaitnent w
comparatively short. Old bandboxe
however, were searched; old wardr',b
overhauled; trunks of a past getner
tion rolled out fronm their restir
places, and su perannituated bu reat
ransacked fronm top to bottom. A di
play of curls, bonnets, gowns, wig
swallow-tailed coats, and other fine:
of by-gone days was thle result, togets
"Ribbons and laces to set off the fae
Of pretty young s.weethtearts at
At the southt end of the hall a smtu
stage was erected. Directly over tl
stage hung a life-like erayon picture
Charles Dickens, drawn especially
-the occasion, and which surveyed
renely the eti re assembly.
On the right of the stage and n]otf
from it was a large pianto for t
Dickens musicianis. Various sekt
tions of vocal and instrumental D)ie
ens music were given during. the eve
ing witht great expression and spir
and were received by the audieni
witht every mark of favor and en~j'
Mention should be' made of the p'
grammnes of the ev~eninug, prinmed
The Herald and News Dickens Pri
" h Aot seventy-!ive :ulies, .e::tle
meipn, b=oys aiid giris took 1art in the
en tertain:Oen. an(d to tlhir interest
and enerr_y. indivially : =1 collect
ively, is due the credit for tho sle'. s
of the uanbrtaking. .Su=h an ena r
:taineini"t ilv1Ve -.1reat labor :nd care,
and the various Coittnittees of lalies
in1 charge may:i well be commneiid fur
t their untiring effbrts and ceaseless in
r dustry and sincerely congratulated
cI upon the excellent ianner in which
they performed their varied and ex
Our citizens have always shown anl
active interest in all such enterprises
for a good cause, and on this occasion
they gave invaluable assistance antl
liberal patronare. Every one present
a spoke in admiring terms of praise of the
progralmme presented, all agreeing that
the entertainment was a Iiost popular
stucess. The exercises provedi to be
novel, inistructi' e and entertaininig
and the remembrance of the happy
t event will long c'nltinlt.
The cominit tee of arrangements was
'Mrs. N. B. Mazyck-ehairnan.
r Mrs. 0. Mc1L. Iolnes, Miss Carrie
(reneker, Miss Lizzie Simuons, Miss
O. E. Garlinlgtonl.
i Chief Usher-Mr. Wmln. A. McFall.
A'sistants-Messrr. Foster N. .far
tin, II. T. White and Haskell Wright.
d Caldwell Fant and Robert Mayes.
The opening number of the pro
d gramme was an enlivening selection
well rendered by t'e Dickens quartet te
composed of Mrs. Peter Robertson and
it Mias Mamie Holbrook, piano; Mr. F.
Werber, Sr., violin, and Mr. John W.
Taylor, cornet. The quartette was as
sisted by 'Mr. R"bert Tarrant, cornet.
After the musie G. G. Sale, Esq.,
read Vic Ludy i.i Cu l Papers from
Pickwick Papers, and was interrupted
by frequent laughter at the quaint and
irresistible humor of that favorite and
d always enjoyable selection.
le Two tableaux followed. the first,
"Oliver asking,for norc"." As the cur
,tains were drawn aside there stood
d the hungry, wretched and forlorn
O(ircr. master Claude Greneker, with
1 outstretched arms, holding in one
(I hand an empty bowl and in the other
d a spoon. Seated around a table behind
him were six or eight of his fel!mav suf
ferers looking equally wretched and
e hungry, one with a spoon in his
it mouth, another licking his plate, a
third sucking his fingers, and all
r watching with the greatest interest
and anxiety the effect the request would
have on the master of the workhouse.
.e The mastcr, 3Ir. 0. MeR. Holmes,
I wearing a white apron, and with ladle
in hand, stood by a large kettle and
is was looking in dumbfounded aniaze
d ncnt at the boy who thus dared to
violate the rtules of the school. Near
s the m,aster stood one of his a.sssants,
31Miss MIallie Wheeler, looking on the
.scene with open mouth and speech
i less horror Th'len followed a group
k P tire of ch aracters represen ted from
n, Oliver Twist. In this tableau the
Scentral figure was .Vr. B?n /r, MIr.
). MecR. Holmes taking tea with JIrs.
o (orne//, MIiss Annie Mfeggett. Hud
dled together on the right of the stage
were the workhouse boys, kept in or
t- (der by the threatening gesture of JMrs.
JIMann, Miiss Mfallie Wheeler. On the
ss left of the stage ,S/:ni, Capt. N. B.
31Mazyck, with stick in hand1, was
v stadhing over NXane//, MIiss Maniie 11o11
Ifbrook, whIo was kneeling on the fl.or,
e and with closed1 hands was imploringI
her not to strike her. Not far away
g stod ClOr/o, M1iss Bessic Wheeler,
-holding thme guaking little Olic'rr by
o the collar, and in thle act of belaboringi(
s him soundly, while near thieim stood1
Rose JIun'/i;r, MIiss M1attle MleCaughirin,
- who was trying to save poor O/ir
s. from this threaten ed puinishnient.
b- "Fagin ini Prison"' was inext -pre
n sented. This was an improvised dram
it itiz.ationl of the description of Fagin' s
t: last day onl cart h. In order thait the
a- scene nmight be moi(re fully appreciated,
George BI. (rmer, Es(j., read as an
a introduction a part of that vivid and
na powerful descrip)tion containedl in the
t, first part of the last chapter btut onie
d of the book. MIr. ('romuer read in a
j- clear and resonant voice, and his real
is itng added much to the enjoyment (If
I- the scino that followed. The intro
y' ductory readinigended with the passage
s describing the admtissioni to the prison
, of JVr Breorn/wr, D)r. E. C. .Jones anud
s. Oir r A t this point one of the eur
- taiuns was (1 rawni aside andi 3fr. BZrown
lolr and( O/;ru entered the stage 01n
the right. A fter am few words they
.- watlked to the left of thle stage, whlen
tihe oer eurt ainI was drawn aside and
-vthe in iful, iniserable an id half crazed
-1Ffin, Mr. Bartiow B. Ratmage. was
discovered seatedl (on thle couch 1l in his
s prison cel,l, rockingi to an d fro and mut
dteruig inoherenitly. Thei ststance (If
the interview (of the visitors with thle
.i Jew was given wVith I nanliatic effret,
t ne clo0ing wih Fa1K/in lein'g left
eanein Is cell and24 throwing himself
dlown I oni his couch ini agonIy and1 (Ie
Mir Geo~ rze a M oodyv, first ten r: Dr.i
ariiTheo. Jhnuu'ne, secoind teiior: Vir
Bairtow 1. Raniniae, tirs-t lass and D)r.
. . Jonies, s'conId Ibass const ittin g
k the Chjuzzlewit male quartette-then
songi w.~ithi goodl efTeet Two Itoses, MIrs.
i1t,'ter iI oberts n playintg the piano0 ac
y.\t this pinht in tihe prolgranitie an
intermiiission was taiken for thle D)iecns
it. and plecasinIg pIroranne oIf vocal and1(
te- instrumiiental miusi--all (If it dledicated
cor'ts of niale and female voices di
coursed several lively songs, whiu
were heartily applauded. This clort
was collp sed of tle f l. siing ladic
und -.rent letln. Sopranos. Irs. I
Itotertson. MIiss Tilla ooze"r and _Mi
Laura B;lease; altos, \trs. Geo. -
NIo~dy, fii-se \Iaie Holbrook an
iE"s-;ie 'Wheeler; tenors, M1e,.rs. :et
A. \loody and Eduard Scholtz and 1)
1 hco. Johnstone; basses, Dr. E.
lone s arii Mr. Bartow B. Itamag
The Dickens quartette also gave at
ther of their stirring numbers with a
xeellent cornet solo by Mr. John N
While the strains of music floate
hrough the ball, the audience betoo
theinselves to the supper tables, an
here to the tune of Dickens music at
t well prepared and very etjoyabi
Dickens supper, of which the followin
Ovster,, (hircren falad.
1')t:at' Sa,lad. 'tl'k ;
Finishing the repast one was at lit
rty to visit the Dickens Art (alleri
atalogues of which iad been distrit
.ted. The gallery was found to contai
mauny rare and interesting pictur
niquely illustrated. In charge of thi
lepartmzent were M1isses Edith Her
ersont anld Katie Rutherford, who e,
zorted the visitors around the galier2
pointing out each picture of the famou
ollection and giving its history in
ost novel and entertaining style.
One might then pay a visit to tl
z:iily adorned booth which containe
Ahe immense Di':kens Squash, an
ien guess its weight and try t
econe its owner. Misses Hennie Iol
rtson and Mattie McCaughrin had th
iuanagement of this attractive featur<
ind were kept busy registering th
names of the guessers and the
If by this time one became thirsty
visit might be made to the "treacle
lemonade) booth, and there be rt
freshed by a glass of that delightfi
beverage. Misses Fannie and Lu
McCaughrin and Laurens ilenn wer
;o be found at this popular resort.
For the special benefit of the chi
Irei there was the Dickeus hasty pu<
ling, a large iron kettle filled wit
;awdust, buried beneath which wer
innumerable presents to gladden th
heart. These little gifts were "dipped
)ut by means of a long-handled ladl
ordipper and many and loud were th
exclamations of surprise and delight <
those who took a "dip." Miss Kati
Nazyck superintended this attractior
Misses Alice Mazyck, Mary Butk
Pope and Nina Bynum being in activ
At the north end of the hall was
astefully decorated booth over the ei
trance of which hung the sign of thi
noted "Holly.wood Inn." Under thi
vergren bower one found su~ch del
-aeies as ice cream, sherbet, etc., all
which were served ini charming styi<
1ises Sue MIazyck and Annie Mlegge!
id the honors here.
Five minutes before the intermnissi'
xpi red a call bell was rung summo:
ing to their seats those who weret
take par't in the remai&ning exercises.
The second part cf the programmn
was begun by two tableaux, the first<
whch was "MIica'yber Waiting ft
omething to Turn Up1.'' As the cu:
ains were drawn aside, 3Miewebler, MI
John M1. Kinard, was standing in th
entre of the stage in an attitude<
onteplative expectancy and undi:
t urbed tranquility. On the right of thI
tage sat Jfr.e. Xican ber, Mi1ss Nat hall
Mazvk. with numerous little Xir-r'
Or around her, all of wvhom were o<
upied in one way or another. F-ollou'
ing this tableau w as a group p)ictulre
all characters represented from Davi
Copperfield. The central figures in th!
picture wvere Bairkis, D)r. E. C. .Jone:
4anding near the shy and confuse
P>cygoiy, MIiss M1amie M1ayes, and cas
ing up)on her loving, though bashft
glances. Lic Emi/y, Hattie Leave]
4ot od at Peggyottys sidle and was lool
ig up into her face with a perplexe'
yet trusting expression. On the rigl
of tihe stage were the various memibe1
of the .Jicroebe7r family, Wi/kIns. ri
taining his characteristic attitude.whil
D)r. WFickfch, M1r. WV. G. Mayes, wn
feeling the pulse of the youngest JIicar
br ofspring. On the left of the stat
were grou ped David Copperfield, M1
M. L. Spearmiani, einmored (of Dor<
M\iss Willie Cozby, whose presen<'
lighted up his face with an expressil
f great happiness, and .1lynes, Mi1
Ifennie Robecrtsonl, whose countenan<
expressd approval of this match. B
hind this group was Jfiss~ JI,rds/tn
Miss F.nuniie Pope, who viewed thn
love making with fusted countenant
ant Icrabbed looks. Up the stage J/
gi.ged in conversation with JJrs. Chi//ig
Sils. Geo. A. Mloody.
Next on the progranmme was a seer
between Mr. ~Spcers, Mr. Bartow .
Ra age. Xrs. *S:tJrers, MIrs. Peter Rou
(anntn and some of the boys of "DIot]
bovs IIlall.'' Thlese boys were Ma
tes James McCauhlrin, Claude G reIn
ker, JI arry Robe,rts o, Tom1 Popqe, Me
ie IHotrnsbyv, B ennlie Rollerson, Ne
Folk. Willie Bynumi and Otis Ftl:
The boys were odiscovered seated 01n t
tors, enljoy ing tlhemselv'es in idlI epr
tie. Mr. Sq1uers stoon madle his ao
pearance:~ accompanied by Xrls. Sfqu,
ni it'holaS. Thei r arrival, anld esl
ijl a remnark from M1r. Sqorr' p:
an i edt at on1ce to anyv furthier conlverIs
ion. A sptirit of indu stry sudden
.i'/'ldi, the boy, anld all were busi
enOZagd co)nlning their lessons, whi
..nfv ds-4 Of trea,l1 and i . nt ?he ;:, !
]i choked wreteli- o th. .
is ina-te'r tlenL pr,., ii to ol, ' 1
*s read the lette - reni ; i:t V:: ri
>.boys, withi cu:anwtls upo0:0 :6. t t,..
:s after which the cla- ini "'Eh.li-h -
. Ing( and lhil:,sol,hy" was.- ,:ai"l , i;,
d and the iiastter in;itiai."l i'- ,r" i:. ,
>.the "pr"acti(ali ehd o -ab
r. lpursued at DMthebuoy,. H:,11.
'lThen followed a groupi, pb1urt t:lr
7. te Nickleby colle", ion. In ti:i tiI:;
the central Itiure W.. a reprel'Ctatil 1
nof J l F1111 anni 1/1(':9r1S, 1 iss \tiA -
M elitosh, re<u-tin;r tht: newly inl
stalied usher, 'iehoer, to shitrl'en the
d Iencil whicl the blushintg y"oun1,.g 1l"0'y
k held in her outstretched hand. (> th 1.
el right of the st:ie stod ir. 1,;//eh
e Niel:b/'/, \Ir. .Jaies Keniirly. it; an
e attitudeof rellec"tin:t. llhtin,l hint wer
. 1 ',inn (Cuinles, tlr. Eduatr1 rd i( ico .
with a show hilh in ia . ati 'ii
r/sa Cruninles, )i-s L.ois Fant , w >t o
had just taken a r:w-efui t,e0 i a
dance. Jiss La ('r, ry, liis 'M .ie
Verber, in yellow costuine. wa,4 :e,":r
at hand with easel anld l,t'usi. i' tIe
right of the sta w:s Me,ni!ini, .\ir
Geo. A. _Moody, bearin'.; in in suliti
silence the railery of JI/crIoe J/1-r/
S/ini, -Miss Laura Blea-e. On the left
Mr. &,S7ucer, and 11,. .Sqeir', iv ere
. plotting new atrociti,"- a,ainst the per
secuted boys. Up the centre of the
stage Madelinc I'w/, Miss Matie Wil
son, and Kate Xie/:/c 1y, Mliss Aliee
o ('zby, were conver.in g toget her; Jia
ilda 1riec, Miss Katie Mazyt'k, icing
not far away. L'ehind theim sttmd L n-d
riederick ericopht, )r. T heo. John
d stone, engaged in making an at:ek
d upon the heart of k161rietU, J'c01ur/; r,
Miss Hattie Jones.
Next came a tableau, "Little cel
and her grand:ather receive a call from
Fred Trent and Dick Swive"llt"r." i nt z
e Scott being ill, Hattie Leave"il to~k the
r part of Litt/c 1e//. Near the cetltre of
the stage Li't/c 1// was seated on a
a stool close to her Grran(fathr, 1r.
Peter Robertson. )ick ,S'1'rc//r, Mr.
Silas J. Mc('aughrin and 1+iicd Tr lit'.
ir. Zack Wright were lounging in
careless and o\ erbearing fashion, ia
ing just upbraided the old mnan scverely
for his cruelty to c1// and scored hirn
soundly for not giving them noney.
Litt/c _/1 was trying to shield her
h Grandfatecr frot these cruel Word1]s
and was looking up into his face
an expression of tenderness antd d1et",)
e tion. The old man was sull'ering inl
e silence the calumny hcalei tluponi hitru
e by his visitors.
3 irs. Jarley's Wax Figurs werre next
exhibited. Miss Mary Burton took
the part of 1frs. Jur/cly, and went
through it admirably, iuitating that
historic character with wo(nderful cor
reetness. Her assistants were Messrs.
11. D. Wright and Bichiman Glas:w
I Each of the figures was in tura pl:aced
in position and the assistants wo:'hi
lien go t hrough thle formt (of w inding;
.up eachi, wheni t hcir acecompl ish im It ts
Mrhs. Jar/ry would t hen give a brief ex
n!anaiitin and hiist ory of each figurre.
The first' was a challraing debutante.
M iss tallite Whe iel er: the secorlt, 311I
non, \l is Nina Bvynr. The othier
figures were: The Dunde, Mfr. Williamn
0 A. F'ant:1 tIndian ebatsin:.g gir-, \! r. I'd
ward Riser, MlaudeA F'ant; P'ri ina D)1nni,
30 iss Lois F"ant ; Genitlellran (oat roc1(ious1
riterniory, MIr. EdwardlMc 3eltesh aind a
twohede gill, MIir-es .lessie Iliornsby
anid Annie Byntuii. All thle fIgures
r- went thtrough their respective 1art1 in
C very praisewvorthiy manne 77r.
A G roup p)icture. of alt char: 'rs
represented froml Oh! Curiosity Sh op
e followed. In the cenrtre oh thet sitage
e2 ,itt/c Xell was repiresenited as le:77l:n1
her 4'rant(fec/hcr along thle hiighiw::y .
Neat' at hand wais lrs. .Jar,lfiI O cunt
ing over her receipts. On the right
Dik: ,S'rirc//rr was playing at cards
dwith the Xarchlioness, MIiss Alice!
'\zk,~ w~hile P"rrel Tr'e,n/ looked 7:n
Sthe proceedinlg. .Janm /ors Mir
dj Fraink B. McInltosht, was not far away
-with a patronizing smile playing upon
2 his mobile features to) catcht the tin
Iwary traveller. Not far awaty st'ood
- r. A.'>c/ Garland, 3Mr. I. 11. Ilunit,
~absorbed in dlmphierinig a legal docu
t Iment. On1 the left of the stage Chryy..
Si r. Frank Wearn, was miakinig eyes
a4t Jlliss ,Sopltia U ((ck/r.4 Miss AlUna
ec Werber, and1( easting glances at her
Sthat were calculated to touch the
heart. At the upper centre stondt 3/liss
Clc hyg.", MIiss i .zzie (Clemiin J/ss 3/P 'is
r- *a IiU'-k/rs, MIiss Carrie lhllesor a117;
SMiss~ .Janc WVaek/s, MIiss TIilla Bot'zer.
-eall three wvatebing this coulrtshlip wi th
enijoymienlt and approval. A t the upper
left was.i (7i/p, Mir. IR. I . Wearna,
e atbouit to "mansht in to a pulp" th le t A
B little scamnps tha:t were alwatys fight
Sig,7 and wiho( at thatt miomienit wer''
19 rollig over 'eih (other, wiral:t ini
-e "trong emb race. Mrs'. JIiwin, Yis
r- ue 3\1azyck. wvas attetitnig to pre~
- vent the liendhinsh (ti/p fromi carry
ing~ out his threat.
TIhis tab leau ended the pterforruI ancem.
le At the close, se veral catkes remining17
3 unsold were 1put tup :at auct ion1, aft er
I- which It wats annilounIced that the
nv1ea4rest guess o7f lie wei.:ht of lhe
IC Dickens s<junash hat been mal:de ht\ Alr.
el t lie D itkens par'ty watS edd
lI.::7:NA, Ao7K., A pril 1.-T'h. rin
I . ANOTHEn1:7 INCHI .\T GR I;:Ny VI .i..
lyGREENVILLE. M1iss., Apr'il 1. -The'
'river rose an inch y'esterdiay frtomt hieavy'
ratis. Two ntegroIes were drownied inr
m an overflowed section yesterday, e
- at.Viw.'-ide an on a Lake nohivar
C) wI:) A SCION O F ai;OLITIONIS.1.
I,T '.1innie ;tvi.E~: to Ir. Alfred
wilkinw m. a 1otmg Lawver of Syracu.e,
N. Y.-The .\ttair a Love )Iatch-In
t.-r tin:, Event. Whiichi Led to
i" "l the Now York Iferald.]
SAt.Sr ': N. Y. .\lrii 15.-I veri
!a reIport of ao vey iaV teryestii -
ui; wh,1i+"h has ttnate1rializ+ed into a fact
,t .r,at -i.tnlicaiec. :ni can not fail to
I :act the wi'est attention in both
E:r,pe aini .\ merica. In a word, it is
:le crowIing event of the great rebel
ion. It is nothing more nor less than
he annouincernent 'made to very inti
nate friends here of the marriage of
\Iiss Winnie Davis, the eldest daugh
er of Jefletrson 1)avi, the late P'resi
leit of the S"unthe"n ('+o)nfederacy, to
ir. .\lfred Wilkinson, of thi= city, the
oran n f l aniuel .1. May, the great
)anle rinnor has fir a lung time past
,ispered of tie possibilit' of such an
vent co:iling to pass, but it was only
ten ir. Wilkins',n returned from
Europe a few weeks ago that the ru
nor began to assutile tangible shape,
md it was only within a day or two
igo that one of If r. May's bosom friends
vas apprised of the engagement.
The event is of iore than ordinary
ignificance owing to its hearing on the
>irth and fall of the rebellion. This
iarriage, when accomplished, will
iite two families who have been
lertof~re the most implacable political
O's, and to whose efforts the fierceness
nid fervor of the rebellion are largely
The lifc of Miss Davis is too well
mown to be repeated here, but the
tory of 'Mr. Wilkinson's parentage is
-oniparatively unknown. He is a son
if .lohl Wilkinson, a very prominent
gure in local history and the grand
on of Iev. Samuel J. May. The name
if the Rev. Mr. May is one of the
right geis in the abolition sky, for he
vas the pioneer, with Garrison, Emer
i, 'hillips and Longfellow, in the
reat work for the abolition of slavery.
et only in the United States, nut in
.::ope also, did he tight for the aboli
ion cause. In Great Britain especial
r Mr. May lectured upon slavery to
arge aL(iences. A fter his renioval to
4yracuse Mr. May continued to be very
wti'te anl proninent in promoting the
imti-slave.v refurin. le soon b:ecame
:n?wn far and videasa fearless aud un
omp1r)'misi;r abolitionist. Hundreds
>f men, women and children, l eeing
ron bondage and bound for Canada,
-aue to him for protection and help
mad they never came in vain. He as
; sted any to escape, among them
icing the celebrated John MeHenny,
,-hose liberation created such a sensa
ion, the anniversary of which was
eItiratedi fo1' several years.
.is the metetiings of the abcolitilistS
::,trtly bfoire the declaration of war
ver violently assaiiledl in Boston and
ther cities, the M1ay' r of Syracuse
arnetly req uested Mir. Mlay to pre
ent the holding of a nieeting here,
e-t it shiouldl provoke a riot. Twenty
f the mo.,t influenitial genitlemen of
Aracuse, nearly half of whom wvere
i< parishiionercis, addressed a letter to
ur. 'lay, telinig hhai they were cred
ably infornmed that organiizedl and
oreibFle ellois to prieven;t the holding
lite abolition1 convyen tion would be
nde. Probablyv this was one of the
everest tests to whieli 31 r. Miay's loy
dtI' to hli' owni convictions wa ever
Ithjer(ted. Befoire the hiou r appointed
i' thle conlvenitionl, rioters took p)osses
*bn of thle hall which MIr. Mlay had
iired for thle 'onv en tionh, and was
-omghly used, the miieet ing being pre
:elntel aind Mr. Mlay wvas burned in
.iy il n hover squnare.
It was not long afterward that the
iring upoii Fort Sunmter put an end to
nehi proceedings iin the free States. It
t his man's grandson who is to wed
he "D1auighter of the Confederacy.''
The story (if the courtship is most ro
ii:mtic. MIiss Winnllie Davis caime
Northi some f'our years ago to visit Dr.
II'homas Em:nory, of tile firm of D. Mc
arthby & Co., in this city. It w~as her
r ist visit to this old abolitionist strong
obl. and she was c'onsequlently quite
nilxiius to mleet the society of Syra
use. .\t (onet of the recepitionis given
: her honor shle was introduced to
\[r. .\lfred Wilkinson. It will be re
:nemibered that Miss Winnie received
ivery ecool receptioni ill one or twc
oses hlere. aind thiis treatmnenit of the
D aughiter of the ( on federacy'' is said
'I hav'e brought her and Mir. W ilk ina
onin verh'" c'lose relat illS, He resenilted
hei to- ne- toiius shown h er and gal
bo ltly chiami uoned hn''er ause. Tbc
Frieniship' thus (engenerated bietweerj
Ltheml lois-smied into love in dtie time.
ti-s Winnie later oni went to Europt
ith a cotusini of hers, tind is stil
I'ir. Wilkinsuu 'ome two mlothis ag
rossi'd the oceanil toi see' Miss D)avi,
'nd ;o pentil several weeks with heu
.ightseing til tlihe c'nht inen't andi p)ress
i! his suit. W\heni lh retiunedl the3
il r. W\ilkinison is brighlt and prnihs
ing younig lawyi' liere, about twenity
.\r. .\iert H ey. Th'leir bu tsiness'is al
ti t iuir'ely coanti l to patenit calse's
lheir inlt'irne is ijuit' lair, but M1r
Wi!kinsoni no a riebl lnan. ft is:
i.v match'i. Thie yoliug runn,1 however
movie's ini lt veryv bst sei'ity here an<
nt tbeen i't, bunt it is tind--'tstod tha
ta'. iai- will be' in the! lntr future. I
i,lt.tti ly inted that titvre. is no ver,
pani tri p anid the wedtiing trous-eatu
have been apprised of the coming wed
ding is not known, but it is believed
that some of themt at least are still in
blissful ignorance of the affair. Among
the few friends of Mr. Wilkinson here
who know that the wedding is an as
sured fact there is the greatest sur
prise. That the representative chil
dren of the North and South should
thus come together is to theni like the
reputed love of (od. "surpassing all
AFTER TWENTY-FOUR YEARS.
Arrewt of a Murderer Who Killed His Man
in 1S66-A Deathbed Confession Led
to the Arrest.
[Special to Charleston World.]
Si'A l 'r.unt.iu; April 1t;.-Sauiel
Jefferies was arrested at his house in
Gatflney to-day for the murder of )r.
White in 1St;';, and has been carried to
the Union jail. ''he cause of the arrest
was the confeSsion of one Wedlin, who
has just died in Texas. J. J. B.
TlE SToRV OF TilE CASE.
UNiox, April 17.-The publication in
the World this mornitg of the arrest
of Mr. Samuel .Jeffries of Gaffney, for
the killing of Dr. White twenty-six
years ago, caused a sensation here.
The following is the story of the case,
as gathered by your correspondent:
About twenty-five or six years ago,
during the last stages of the war, Mr.
Samuel Jeffries was deputized to go
through the country and collect all the
deserters from the army. While out
he happened to meet a young man
named Sparks, and arrested and sent
him back to the army. This greatly
incensed the father of young Sparks,
and the first time he met Mr. Jeffrier,
in a stillhouse, they became involvcd
in a difficulty, the result of which was
that old man Sparks was killed by
The principal witness in this case
was one Dr. White, a prominent phy
sician in that country. On the eve
ning of August 25, 18615, Dr. White
was sitting in his home near a window
when an assassin slipped stealthily up
and :illed Dr. White with buckshot
from a double-barrelled shotgun, kill
ing him instantly. This was in Au
gust, and Jeffries's trial came off in the
following October, at which trial he
came clear. Suspicion rested on him
as being the murderer of Dr. White.
Enough evidence, however, could
never be obtained to justify his arrest.
About four years ago a man by the
name of Medlin died here. On his
death bed he made a confession that he
was paid by Jeffries to kill Dr. White.
But the only persons at the death bed
of Medlin were his wife and Jeffrie;,
all other persons being excluded by
Jeffries. For soic reason, which can
only be inagined, Medlin's wife kept
her mouth shut.
At the last term of court here Mir.
Sam Jeffries had yotung Medlin, a son
of the man who killed Dr. White, in
dicted for burning his stables and a
nu mber of horses and farm i mplemnen ts.
To get even with Jeffries the Widow
Medlin has brought forward the death
bed confession of her husband. It also
seems that another man's conscience is
smhiting him- the man that went along
with the crc wd that murdered Dr.
White on tl-e ntight of Aug. 26, 1805,
and held the horses of the crowd. He
has said that he can give some initerest
ing facts in the trial.
This will be an intensely interesting
case, as the man implicated is one of
the wealthiest and most prominent
men in tileupper portion of this coun
ty. He is a very old man.
The constable sent to arrest hlim yes
terday found him sick in bed, anld he
asked that a guard be placed over him
until he is able to be remroved. He
also offered a .$10,000 bond for his ap
pearance to the sheriff when he is able
to get here. T. M1. N.
N. Amsks to.be Sent Back to the Spatrtanxburg
COrrUMBIA, AIpril 10.-rThe governor
has received the following letter from
G. S. Turner, the man wvho killed his
brother-in-law, and who was removed
from the Spartanburg.jail to the Rich
land jail to prevent his being lynched:
('oLUMBIrA, A pril 12, 18L60.
To His Excellency, .John P. Richard
son, Governor:-As Riclandl (ounty
jail is thlreatenled, or expected to be
raidled by the lynchers, and there being
four prisoners in tile jail fromt four dit
ferent counties to escape the lynch law.
I will beg your excellency to order me
back to the Spartanburg jail, with or
(ers to the sheriff~ of said county to arm
me if a mob tries to r:aid thle jail, so
that I may protect my own life. Such
a thing as the four coulnties uniting
may be possible, and if - hiave to tight,
[ want to oight in my on it self-defence.
This jail was guarded last ntight, and I
think the sherif of Spartanburg can
andl oulght to guard his jail as well as
Very respectfully, your mlost obedient
servanlt, G. S. Tr' nNEit.
Bloody Fight in Kentucky.
IA,risv im:, A pril 1 .-A special to
thle T1imeits fromn Harlan (Court House,
~A decided fight to(cu rred( thlis morni
ing at 1.2n~ o'clock, seven teent mlile% east
of here, inl the Bllack Moun tainIs, be
tween a detail of State troops. coneist
ing of sixteeni privates, Lieutenant Mil
ton and Sergeant Pullian, anid about
thirty outlaws. whlo were fortifie<d in
an old barnt. Five of thIe soldiers were
woundedl. It is not knownl how mnl:ty
outlaws were killed. as th1ey still have~
A corporal was sent to Ha:rlanr for re
inforeents 1, and' hle b rinag this news.
Sharp.fighting is ex pered ~ . The oiut~
laws are wvell arnmed. well inrtrenchted,
anid determtinted. Some. of thenm are
-under indictment. The militia have
thlelr blood up because of their losses,
and are thlreatening vengeance.
THE CLAFLIN REBELLION.
The Students Must Return to their Duties
Under Prof. DeTrevilie, or be Dis
missed from the College.
[Special to News and Courier.]
COLUMIA, April 18.-The Univer
sity trustees did not announce imme
diately after their adjournment, about
1 o'clock this morning, what their ac
tion had been in the Claflin College
matter, because they censidered it pro
per courtesy to President Dunton to
give him the first notification of it. Mr.
Dunton was notified soon after the ad
journment of the board and returned
to Orangeburg this morning.
After considerable effort the facts
were obtained this afternoon for publi
cation. The preamble and resolutions
adopted read as follows:
'The trouble between one of the pro
fessors of Claflin College and the stu
dents of the iustitution, in which the
students are clearly in rebellion against
the authority of the College, coining
before the trustees:
"It is resolved, That the students be
and are hereby required to return to
their classes under Prof DeTreville at
once, and that every student failing to
comply with this resolution be expelled
from the College:
"And whereas, it appears that the
rebellion of students grew out of the
grave misconduct of two of the profes
sors, beginning in the faculty meeting
and ending on the College campus:
"Resolved, further, That it be re
ferred to a committee of three, to be
appointed by the chairman, to report
what action should be taken by this
board in reference to the offending
As heretofore announced, this com
mittee consists of Messrs Buist, Coker
and McIver. The board of trustees will
hold a --,ecial meeting on the 30th inst,
and wi, then consider the report.
SOME TALK OF THE STUDENTS REFCS
ING TO REPORT TO PROF DETRE
.RANGEIBURG, April 19.-The action
of the University trustees in the matter
of the recent Claflin trouble is com
mended by all the sober-thinking peo
p;e of this community.
Reports were out this morning to the
effect that the students were all packing
up preparatory to leaving for their re
spective hoies, but when your repre
sentative went out to the College to
inquire into the matter hefound every
thing quiet and the exercises of the
institution going on as usual. Dr. Dun
ton, president of the College, would
say very little about the affair. He
remarked to your correspondent that
he had stated publily to the students
this morning that he could take no ac
tion in the premises until the Claflin
trustees had met and taken action.
Prof. DeTreville was not in the city
to-day, and consequently did not re
port for duty at the College. It is not
knowvn whether he will report or not
until after the Claflin board meets and
takes action in the premises.
It is positively asserted by the repre
rentative students that Pr<.f. DeTreville
will have no class to instruct, even if
he does report for duty. This is virtually
ignoring the decision of the State board
The Clatlin trnstees will meet at an
early date in Cincinnati.
GRAND LODGE K.0OF H.
List of Prizes Offered for the Next Year
The Officer, Elected and Committees
[special to Charleston WVorld.]
CoLrMimA, April 13.-The Grand
Lodge of the Knights of Honor, which
has been in session here for the last
t wo days, adjourned to-day after trans
acting a large volume of business. Most
of the delegates have returned to their
At to-day's session it was resolved to
offer four cash prizes in the subordinate
lodges next year, as follows: For largest
n umerical i ncrease,$20; for next largest,
$10; for largest proportionate increase,
$20; for next largest, $10.
No lodge will be allowed to take two
pr!zes, and no lodge can compete un
less its increase in membership be over
twelve during the year.
CIA RLESTON GETS THE PRI?VS.
The committee on prizes reported
that it had awarded the prize of $20 for
the largest increase of membership dur
ing the past year, to the Charleston
lodge, whose net gain is 102 members.
The prize of $10 for largest percent
age of increase was awarded to Moul
tric lodge of Charleston.
OFFICERS FOR THlE ENSUING YEA R
were elected as follows:
Past Grand Dietator-W. XW. Simons,
G;rand Dietator-P. K. McCully, An
Grand Vice-Dietator-W. H. Lock
Grand Assistant Dictator-Gen. J.W.
Grand Guide-Hion. J1. C. Sheppard,
Grand Reporter-C;. WV. Holland,
Grand Treasurer-J. F. Robertson.
Grand Guardian --N. W. Trump.
G;ranmd (Chaplain-N. WV. Burton
( rand& Sentinel-J. L. Addison,Edge
Grmanmd Trustees-J. A. Henneman
Spartanburg; F. H. London, Roel
1l11l: Hi. Ryttenberg, Sumter.
M r. P. K. McCully was elected de
gate to the Supreme Lodge, which wil
meet in IDetroit. Ex-Governor Shepl
npard wa hledt a l ternate.
A BRAVE TEX!t.
WHO GAv3 HIS LIFE IN DEFENSE OF
The Story Connected With a Lonely Grave
Near Newberry-The Brave Man Digs
His Grave-Ancient Deeds of Chiv
[D. A. Dickert in Atlanta Comstitution.]
NEWBERRY, S. C.. April 13.-A little
mound near the cotton mills in New
berry, S. C.. covers the remains of one
who has left an eternal monument to
the South's chivalry. His name is un
known. Immediately after the close
of the war the negr' troops belonging
to Sherman's army were marched by
different routes to Port Royal and
Charleston, there to be disbanded. The
night of which I speak, a regiment of
negro troops were encamped in New
berry, near the railroad depot.
The town had been plundered,
and her citizens subjected to all the
indignities that a drunken mob could
offer, A government train was then
running from a point twenty-five miles
North of Columbia to Greenville to
carry soldiers and refugees as near their
homes as possi'>e. This night as the
train slowed up the depot it was imme
diately surrounded by a drunken,
howling crowd of negro soldiers. On
board the train were two ladies. The
negroes swarmed through the ears like
a set of demons set free from the infer
nal regions, while white soldiers on
board were helpless and at their mercy.
What a place for helpless woman with
out friends or protectors!
In the coach with the ladies was a
soldier, and from his dress and de
meanor, one would judge him to be
from Texas. He was tall and stat.:ly,
piercing black eyes, while his massive
head of hair well became his brawny
face. He plainly showed that he had
been a determined follower of the lost
cause. In their wild carouse one of the
drunken negroes came to where the la
dies sat, and commenced to offer in
sults and indignities to the younger,
too revolting in its nature for rehearsal.
In trying to release herself from his
loathsome embrace, she cried out in
despair: "My God, have I no friend;
will no one protect me?" In a moment
a voice was heard in the rear end of
the coach: -Yes, I will protect y u, if
I die for it." The tall form of the un
known Texan was seen rapidly ap
proaching along the aisle. His eyes
shone in the dim light like those of the
wild beast ready to spring upon its prey.
The keen blade of a knife was seen. to
glitter above his head and with a
mighty blow was buried to its hilt in
the breast of the.black ruffian. With
a wild yell he leaped from the car and
fell dead upon the side-track.
The stranger quietly walked out of
the coach at the other end, and.stepped
a few paces away, under cover of the
darkness, and waited developments.
He had not long to wait. All the imps
of darkness turned loose could not
have equalled the uproar and tumult
this deed created. Word flew to camp
that one of their comrades had been
murdered by a Confederate soldier. A
wild rush was made for the train, and
and for a few moments it looked as if
all on board would be put to death.
Search was made for the murderer, de
claring that if found he should be shot
at once. The stranger stood but a few
feet away, quietly listening to his death ,
sentence, as the soldiers madly rushed
by. At last one declared he had found
the man; he seized one of the officials
of the railroad, and others coming up,
with equal positiveness swore to his
identity. Violent hands were laid upon
the innocent man, while the drunken
mass that crowded around him seemed
as if they would crush him to death.
His vain pleadings of innocence were
drowned by the wild yells of the
surging crowd. He was being carried
away for execution. Where was the
unknown Texan? He had shown his
courage, now would he waver in the
face of immediate death? With hi
hand he had protected the person of
defenceless women, by dyeing it in the
blood of her assailants, would he stand
by and see an innocent man die in his
W%ith calm deliberation, without any
emotion whatever, he made his way to
the maddening crowd, and with a loud
voice said: "Turn this man loose, he is
innocent. I am the one who did it
now do your worst!" This gave new
impetus to the drunken crowd, and he
was hurried away to camp. A drum
head court-martial was convened, and
he was condemned to be immediately
shot. While he was being tried, word
tiew like lightning over the town that
a white man was to be shot, and every
negro that could possibly go came
rushing into camp and surrounded the
brave Texan, offering him avery insult
and indignity that their wicked souls
could invent. The negro women outdid
the men in rejoicing over the fate of the
prisoner. Even the bloodthirsty and
cruel Queen Esther could not have rc
joiced more over her captives.
A t half-past twelve a spade was given
the condemned and ordered to dig his
grave. Selecting a spot near the brow
of the hill, he commenced the heart
rending tusk of digging his own grave.
Spadeful after spadeful was thrown4up,
until three feet is reached. Thebstand
ing erect and stretching out his arms,
he said : "I am ready." A breathless
stillness for a moment prevailed. The
command fire was given-a volley
rings out, and the brave Texan falls
dead in his grave, amid the deafening
shouts oIf the multitude, leaving behind
. hire the gradest tribute to Southern
I chivalry ; that no other land under the
. sun rear men who give their lives to
protect the honor of unknown wmr.c