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THE SUMTER WATCH3?AN, Established April, 1S50. "Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at, be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's." THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established June, 1866.
Consolidated Aua. 2. 1881.1 SUMTER. S. C.. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1881. New Series-Yoi. I. No. 6.
Published every Tuesday,
Watchman and Southron Publishing
Two Dollars per annum-ia advance.
One Square, first insertion.Si 00
Every subsequent insertion. 50
Contracts for three months, or longer will
be made at reduced rates.
AH communications -which subserve private
.interests will be charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of respect will be
charged for.
Marriage notices and notices of deaths pub?
lished free.
For job work or contracts for advertising
address Watchman and Southron, or apply at
the Office, to N. G. OSTEEN,
Business Manager.
ON and after May 15th, ISSI, the following
schedule will be run on this Road :
(Nos. 47 West and 4S East.)
Leave Wilmington.10 05 p m
Arrive at Florence......... 2 25 a m
Leave Florence.... 2 40 a m
Leave Sumter. 4 OS a m
Arrive at Columbia.... 6 00 a m
Leave Columbia__.10 00 p m
Leave Sumter.._........12 OS a m
Arrive at Florence_._ 1 40 a ia
Leave Florence_. 2 00 a m
Arrive nt Wilmington. 6 20 a m
This Train stops only at Brinkley's. White
rille, Flemington, Fair Bluff, Marion, Florence,
Timmonsville. Mayesville, Sumter, Camden
Junction and Eastover.
Daily, except Sundays.
Leave Florence..._?".....12 25 a m j
Leave Sumter ....1. 3 13 a m
Arrive al Columbia_...." 6 25 a m
Leave Columbia..l_ 5 00 p m
Leave Sumter-._..._ .. S 20 p m
Arrive at Florence*.._...ll 10 p m
LOCAL FREIGHT-(Daily except Sunday.)
Leave Florence_. ......... 3 50 p m
Arrive at Sumter-Lie over.'.. 7 50 p m
Leave Sumter. 7 30 a m
Arrive at Columbia........ll 00 a m
Leave Columbia-. ....... 3 15 a m
Arrive at Sumter-Lie over. S 00 p m
Leave Sumter....,. 6 BO a m
Arrive at Ilorence. 12 00 m
A. POPE, G. P. A.
JOHN F. DIVINE. General Sup't._
South Carolina Railroad.
Passenger Trains on Camden Branch will
run as follows, until further notice:
Leave Camden.". 6.15 a tn
Leave Camden Junction._.... 7 20 a m
Ai rive at Columbia.....10 35 a m
Leave Columbia. 6 30 a m... G 00 p m
Arri*? Camden Junction, 10 52 a rn... 7 40 p m
Arrive st Cumden. 12 49 p m... S 45 p m
(Daily except Sundays.)
Lesvo Camden... 6 15 a m... 3 10 p m ;
Leave Caiodea Jun?'... 7 20 a m... 5 37 p m j
Arrive a? Charleston... 1 55 pm... 10 45 p m j
Arrive at Augusta. 3 20 p m... 7 25 a m ?
(Daily except Sundays.)
Leave Charleston..... 6 00 a m... 9 C5 a m
Leave Augusta. 7 CO p BI... 7 55 a m j
Arrive Camden June*... 16 52 a rn... 7 40 p m j
Arrive at Camden. 12 49 p ia." S 45 p m
Colurxbia and Grcenvilie Railroad both ways
HOT vAl paints on that Road and on the Spar
taubttrg. Union and Columbia and Spartanl-urg
and A-sbviHe Railroads, also wita the Char?
lotte, Columbia &r.d Augusta Railroad to and
from &tl poiGis North by trains leaving Camden
at 5 1-5 a rn, and arriving at S 45 p m.
Connections made at Augusta to all points
West and S*Kitli-* also at Charleston with
Steamers for New York and Florida-eu Wed
neni&ys and Satordavs.
sold to and from ali Stations at one first class
fare for the round trip-tickets being good till
Monday coon, to return. Excursion tickets j
good for IO days aro regularly un sale to and
from alt staricas at 6 cents per mile fur round
THROUGH TICKETS to all points, can be
purchased by applying to James Jones, Agent
X? Camden. D. C. ALLEN,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
JOHN B. PECK, General Sup't,
Charleston, S. C
i t
Columbia and Greenville Sail Bead.
COLUMBIA. S. August 31. ISSI.
1st, ISSI, Passenger Trains will run as
herewith indicated, uf?n this road and its
branches-Daily except Sticduys :
No. 42 Up Passenger.
Leave Columbia (A)._. lt 20 a m
Leave Alston._._12 26 p m
Leave Newberry.............. I 21 p m
Leave Hodges_._.. ?....3 52 p ta !
Lsuvc Belton. .".. 5 05 p m j
Arrive a: Greenville...... . ? 27 p m j
No. 43 Down Passenger. j
Leave Greenville at.10 33 a tn j
Leave Belton.._ -.ll 57 a ni j
Leave Hodges. 1 12 p m \
Leave Newberry. 3 47 p m !
Leave Alit"0. 4 4?p m !
Arrive at Columbia (F). 5 51) p m j
No- 42 Up Passenger.
Leave Alston.... 12 40 p m ;
Leave Spartanburg. S U ?fe C Depot (B) 4 03 p m
Arrive Sparenburg R&D Depot (E) 4 12 p m
No. 43 Down Passenger.
Leave Spartanburg R&D Depot ( H) 12 4S p m
Leave Spartanburg S U ?fe C Depot (G) 107pm
Leave Union._.......... 2 36 p m
Arrive at Alston ..... ............... . 4 36 p m
Leave Newberry.......?.-................... 3 55 p m
Arrive at Laurens C. II. 6 45 p m
' Lea**e Laurens C- H. S 30 a m
Arrive at Newberry.ll 30 a m
Leave Hodges. 3 56 p m
Arrive at Abbeville. 4 4? p m
Leave Abbeville....12 15 p m
Arrive at Hodges. I 05 p m
Leave Belton...... 5 OS p m
Leave Anderson.~. 5 41 pm
Leave Pendleton. 6 20 p m
Pea ve Senaca fC).... 7 20 p m
Arrive at Walhalla.". 7 45 p m
jLeave Walhalla- . 9 23 a m
.Leave Seneca (D). . 9 54 a m
?Leave P???4? eton..?..10 30 a m
Leave Anderson_.~-.ll 12 a m
Arrive ai Belton.>.H 4S a m j
On and after above date through cir? will be !
run between Columbia aad H??der??nville with-J
,on? change.
A-With Sowt-k Carolina Rail Hoad from ?
Charleston ; with Wilmington Columbia .t Au J
gusta R R from Wilmington and all points north j
thereof; with Charlotte, Columbia ? Augusta t
Rail Road from Charlotte and poiuts north j
B-With Asheville <fc Spartanburg Rail Road
for points in Western N. C.
C-With A. ?fe C. Div. R ?fe h. R. R, for all
points South and West.
D-With Ai ?fe C. Div. R. & D. R. U. from At
lanta and beyond.
E-With A. ?fe C. Div. lt. ?fe D. E. R. for a'l j
points South and West.
F- With South Carolina Rail Road for Char !
ieston ; with Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta j
Rail Read for Wilmington and thc North ; wi'h j
Charlotte, Columbia ?fe Augusta Rail Road for
Charlotte and tho North.
G-With Asheville ?fe Spartanburg Rail .Hoad
from Hendersonville.
H-With A. & C. Div. R. ?fe D- R. R. from
Charlotte <t beyond.
Standard time used is Washington, 1>. C..
which is ?fteen minutes faster than Columbia.
J. W. FRY, Sup't.
A. POPE, General Passenger Agent.
August 30, ISSI. ti.
Great Destruction aa? Loss of Li
on Land and Sea.
The Rice Crop Badly Damagec
The storm that swept the coast
Saturday August 27th, was one of
severest that has visited this section
i many years. From the News a
Courier which contained a Iengl
sketch of its fearful work we gather l
following items, which is confined
the ravages in and about Chariest*
The wind commenced to blow on Fric1
morning and continued rising throu
the day, and by Saturday morning
had iucreased to a gale, reaching, at
o'clock in the afternoon, the velocity
fifty-four miles an hour. Much darna
was done to the wharves and the batte;
and some dozen squares on the E;
Bay line were submerged to the dep
of several feet.
Roofs and window blinds were bloi
down, and trees, fences and gates prc
trated in various parts of the city. T
shipping in the harbor, being warn
by the storm signal, made preparatic
and rode it out in safety. Commui
cation with Mt. Pleasant and Sullivar
Island was entirely cut off, and the t<
egraph wires were so damaged that
was found necessary to take dispatch
at Summerville, and bring them to t
Deep boles were washed in Wbi
Point Garden, and on the South wal
and everywhere there were to be se<
piles of broken bricks and crushi
shells. The old Bathing House w
badly battered about the foundatio
but still stood erect. The bridge leat
ing to it was entirely swept away.
The storm burst upon the Island o
Saturday morning in its full forci
blowing down fences and damag?Dg tl
buildings, but fortunately no lives wei
lost. The tides rose very high ac
covored the railroad track in var
ous places. Three fiats loaded wit
stone for the jetties were sunk, and sei
ral residences "were undermined an
i left in a dangerous condition. Tb
j Catholic Church was partially unroofei
and the wiudows broken. In all, it i
thought that ?30,000 will not cove
the damage on thc Island. A larg
number of women and children eocatni
ed in the fort on Saturday night, quai
ters having been fitted up for them b
the officer tn charge of the Governtner.
Several lives were lost, among whie'
was Mr. Thomas P. Lesesne, a youn
man 23 years of age, son of ex-Char
cellor H. D. Lesesne, who it is sup
posed was washed by a wave from th
railing on East Bay Battery. Exactl
how the sad event occurred canuot b
definitely told. Some of the party wh
were with him thiuk that while sittin.
on the railing he lost his balance an
fell backwards, while others think h
ventured outside of the railing and wa
washed off by the waves which wer
breaking over the sea wall at th
j time.
As already reported yesterday th rei
j houses on Edingsville were washec
away, and their occupants had to seel
I refuge at a neighboring house. N<
ether serious destruction to property or
Eaisto Island is reported, but the crops
are said to have been injured from i
fourth to a third.
At Enterprise, on Wad mala w Island
the damage done by the storm was not
! very great. Geraty & Towles's gin
! house was uuroofed and their whari
was injured. Mr. F- Schafer's ware
! house was also unroofed- The injury
j to the crops is said to be extensive, and
! is estimated at one fourth of the crop,
i A large raft of lumber, which had
I been lying in the stream for several
j days opposite Enterprise landiog, which
up to Saturday night was manned bj
two colored ?en, was seen Sunday
morning badly broken up and the men
gone. It is supposed that the mea at?
tempted to get-ashore in a small boat
and were drownded, as the boat has
been found empty and nothing has been
heard of the men. On John's Island
the storm levelled a large number of
trees and fences, but no houses have
been reported as injured to any great
extent. Thc crops have suffered about
the same as those on the other islands.
Morris Island has been swept clean
by the storm, only a small portion of
one of the old war batteries remaining
above the level of the beach. The is?
land has been so levelled that an obscr
! vcr on Sullivan's Island can look un
? interruptedly across the island and see
the houses at Secessionville. The light?
house stood firm.
The track of the storm between Beau?
fort and Charleston is marked by disa?
bled vessels of all classes. The schoon?
er Bertha and sloop Quickstep are
ashore at Beaufort. Pilot boat No. 3
was ashore at Port Royal but has got
off. Four schooners aud ?loops, whose
names arc not known, are ashore at
Parrott Creek. The abandoned light?
house on Combahce Bank, St. Helena
Sound, was blown over to the north?
ward, and the northern half was carried
away by the sea. The floor on that
side is level with thc water, and it is
probable that the whole structure will
be carried away in a few days.
The followiug vessels arc ashore :
The Ellen Souther at Edisto, one schoou- '
er and one sloop at White Point, two j
sloops near Martin's Point, thc water ?
boat Old Joe in Elliott's Cut, the sloops I
Jane Hope and Wallace, and schooner j
Dully Varden and three lighters in
Wappoo Cut All of these vessels are ?
high and dry, three hundred yards j
from the water. The sloop Enterprise !
was completely wrecked near Hock ville. ?
The steamer Howard Drake lay at j
Scheper's wharf in Beaufort, and though j
two schooners aod one sloop ran into
her, she was saved without material in- !
jury. The schooner Mary Scheper lost j
her sail aud bowsprit and cut her sides 1
against thc Howard Drake.
The most gloomy and disheartening j
reports of tho damages to tie rice crops ;
by the storm on Saturday have been re- j
ceived In this city, and although it is '
not yet possible to form an accurate es- j,
t?mate of the losses, the general opinio
seems to prevail that the yield will b
cut off fully two-thirds in all field
which have been flooded by the sa
On the Combahee River the wate
rose bisher than ever before known
aud the destruction in this region wa
fearful. At Combahee Ferry, abou
six miles from Green Pond on th
Charleston and Savannah Road, th
river is as salty as the sea. Durin?
thc storm the wind blew with tremend
ous force, overturning a number o
houses, uprooting trees and Mowin;
down a great deal of fencing. The ric
plantations are nearly all under water
the embankments are broken in man.
places and the crops are in a most de
plorable coudition.
The same disastrous condition c
things exists on the Ashepoo River
which is salt up to its head.
The plantations on the Edisto Rive
are also reported to have suffered in th
same terrible way, and. thc outlook i
distressing to the last degree. Thi
scene along the Combahee is said to bi
a picture of desolation. Large flocks o
sea gulls are described as flyiug ove
the flooded fields and the banks of th?
river and of the ricefields are coveret
with dead frogs and insects, while tht
fresh water reeds look as if they ha(
been scorched with fire, so deadly wa?
the effect of the salt water upon them.
There is some difference of opinion aj
to the extent of the damages that wil
result from the action of the salt watei
on the rice. Some of the planters saj
that all rice, excepting that which wa;
ready to be harvested when the fields
were flooded, will be totally destoyed,
and that this portion of the crop will b(
badly injured. One prominent plarUei
is reported to have said on Monda}
that when the storm came he was count?
ing on a first-class crop, but that bc
did not now expect to make more thar
one-third of an average crop, if that.
Very little of the rice was ready for the
harvest when the fields were overflowed,
and it is feared that thc worst predic?
tions will be fully realized.
GEORGETOWN, S. C., August 29. The
storm of Saturday assumed the propor?
tions of a hurricane as early as 4 A. M.,
and continued to blow with great vio?
lence until late Saturday night. The
damage to the rice crop is immense.
What with the salt rivers of July and
this month, not more than half a crop,
and that of poor quality, will be made
in this section.
From other exchanges we glean the
following reports of the storm at other
places :
PORT ROYAL, Aug. 29 -A hurri?
cane passed over here on Saturday night.
On accouut of the storm the ferryman
could not convey passengers across the
river. A number of persons were iu
the ferry house awaiting the abatement
of the storm, when the hoasc was car?
ried away by the high tide. Seven
bodies were recovered to:day. The
number actually drowned is uncertain,
as the rumors conflict, varying the num?
ber from twenty to forty. One washer
and ene dredger of the Coosaw Mining
Company in the Coosaw River, sank
No lives were lost there. Considerable
damage was done to the wharves and
lighters of the company. The estimated
damage to individual and railway pro?
perty is ?2,000. The loss at Beaufort
is estimated at ?S,000.
AUGTSTA, GA., Aug. 29.-A terrific
hurricane visited Savannah on Saturday
night. The velocity of the wind was
about eighty miles an hour. Early in
the evening the Signal Service office was
unroofed and the instruments destroyed.
A portion of tbe roof of the Morning
News office was blown off and the build
ing flooded. The City Exchange was
badly damaged. A number of firms on
the bay lost heavily. About fifty private
dwelliugs were more or less injured.
The sheds on the new wharf of the Bal?
timore Steamship line were blown en?
tirely down. Several flour and rice
mills were unroofed and their contents
flooded. A large portion of the city
was under water for several hours.
The Central Railroad wharves were
badly damaged. The public parks were
denuded of some of their finest trees and
otherwise injured. The destruction of
shade trees was very great. The Geor?
gia Infirmary was wrecked and the pa?
tients barely escaped, a number being
bruised by falling bricks and plaster. \
The Germau brig Maria Louise, Capt.
Minkie, had her stern badly smashed
and her rudder, bowsprit, and jibboom
broken. Her sides were also injured.
The pilotboat Maid of the Mist collided
with a schooner and sunk, and several
tugboats were injured. The steamer
City of Bridgeton had a hole punched
iu her side.
A house was swept down the river
and three of thc occupants, Mrs. Stokes
and her two children, were drowned
Mr. Stokes barely escaped. Engineer
Richard Fitzgerald of thc steamer H.
B. Plant was drownec^. The loss of
life among the colored people occupying
little huts on rice plantations and along
the river was very great On Tybee
Island the house of Henry Solomon was
blown down, and the ruins caught fire.
Three persons perished. The family of
David Bowens, colored, comprising sev?
en persons, were drowned. A colored
woman and her four children were
washed away iu their house. All the
people at Shad Island were drowned.
Several other persons are known to have
perished. At Fort Pulaski thc officers'
quarters were flooded. The telegraph
lines to Savannah arc all dowu. It is
apprehended that, notwithstanding the
warnings gi vea of the approaching storm,
some vessels along thc coast have suf?
fered, and news of disasters will be re?
ceived during the week. The storm has
been Very severe and particularly dan
porous to vessels, from thc fact that the
wind shifted frequently, blowing from
the north, cast, northeast, northwest,
and west.
Thc Savannah News contains many
additional particulars of the terrible
storm of Saturday night, from which we
take the following :
Wc learn from a gentleman who lives !,
an one of the coast islands, that ou J :
Ho<r? and William I4ands; some twenty J ?
bouses, with their colored occupan
were swept completely away, and soi
thirty-five colored people drowned. T
rice crops arc very materially damage
Boston Forrester, a colored rc ab w
lives on the Waring place, about fo
miles from the city, lost his wife a;
three children. The house was blo\
over and carried with its living occ
pants into the raging, secthiog wate:
Several gentlemen, in searching f
a lighter, saw on Hutchinson s Islai
beach, the bodies of four colored w
men, a colored boy and a colored ma
which had been washed ashore at th
point. They also came across an o
Italian fisherman named Jacinto, who
hut had been swept away. The o
man was nearly famished and very mm
emaciated, and his clothes were torn
shreds. A colored man and his wif
who were living in a new building <
Rabbit Island, were blown into the riv
with the house. The building beir
strong held together, and they were ti
hours in the house, and floated a di
tance of three miles before they su
ceeded iu reaching the shore, whi<
they finally accomplished without su
taining much damage.
On Wilmington Island five neg
houses were blown down at Pinder
place and one at Screvcn's. At Maj*
N. O. Tilton's place the damage is vei
extensive. His dwelling house w;
blown off its foundation. At Dr. 1
Oemler's place a barn was blown dowi
and the Schooner Daisy, lying at h
wharf, was broken to pieces by drif
wood and logs Ali through the woot
and fields are wrecks of furnitun
houses, fencing, &c , dead cattle, sc
eral boats, a flat and several headboard,
probably from the soldiers' graves. Tl
most of these probably came from Cocl
spur Island. The tug boat Canooch(
is lying about a mile and a half froi
Dr. Oemler's house, having, as state
yesterday dragged four miles over tl;
marshes. She lies about one hundre
and fifty feet from a creek, and can t
got ofF. She is in good order.
The coroner received information la:
night that four more bodies had bee
found on Hutchinson's Island, all co!
orcd. The body of William Campbel
colored, was found late in thc evcain,
floating in the river.
There are thirteen dead bodies o
Fig Island upon which inquests will t
held, and it is probable that many mor
will be found, as from nearly ever
plantation on the river there have bee
cabins with their colored occupanl
swept away. All thc huts on eithe
side of the river, which were owned an
occupied by colored persons, have'dis
appeared, and the fate of their unfortu
nate occupants is no mystery.
Woodward Barnwell, Esq., report
forty negroes messing from his planta
tion near this city.
A bark, partially dismasted and wit
both anchors goue, came iuto Tybee o
Sunday. She was blown off from th
Charleston bar and had a pilot of tha
port aboard. She was put ashore 01
the edge of St. Michael's Shoals as sh
had no anchors.
Col. Rutledge's place on Back Rive
was very badlv damaged, several build
ings haviug been prostrated and ric
swept away.
The revenue cutter Bout well is s til
ashore on McQueen's Island, and wil
probably have to be dug out. Duriu<
the storm she had both anchors dowi
and both propellers working, and wouh
have riddeu out the gale in safety hat
oct the pilot boat Neca, which wa:
drifting by, got her hawser afoul of th<
steamer's propeller, which disablec
The extent of the damage to the ric<
crops on the plantations along the rivei
is not yet estimated, but it is thought tc
be very heavy.
The Norwegian bark Condor is lying
across Garden bank, near the foot ol
East Broad street, with her stem stove
in and bowsprit carried away. A tug
attempted to drag her off yesterday
morning, but did not succeed. The
schooner 31. K. Rawley had one of her
masts broken and sustained other dam?
age. Both the masts of the pilot boat
John R. Wilder were broken off close to
her deck.
The Spanish vessel which is totally
wrecked at the quarantine station is
the bark Marieta, Capt. Terrasa.
The steamship Irene Morris, Capt.
Bailey, arrived at Tybee last evening,
bringing two seamen, Peter Nelson and
Lafayette Greenlcaf, who were picked
up at sea. Thc captain states that on
August 19th, in latitude 44.12 north,
longitude 45.23 west, he took on board
from the French fishing bark Ville de
Fichan the two above named fishermen,
belonging to the schooner Grace L.
Fears, which vessel was lost in a fog.
The men were five days in a small fish?
ing yacht exposed to the mercy of thc
The little steamer Tyb e, used by thc
government to carry the boarding offi?
cers down to thc vessels, is sunk at the
foot of Habersham street, no portion of
her being visible.
The barge Rockwood, which was
laden with 1,500 sacks of salt at one of
the wharves in Doboy, was sunk by the
storm. Thc damage cannot bc ascer?
tained till she is raised.
The storm in Florida was. very severe
and many serious disasters arc reported.
A New Money Lending Enterprise.
A gentleman is travelling through
Georgia with a view of making ar?
rangements for loaning money ou real
estate. Ile represents a promiuentNew
Yuri: house. Under the system pur?
sued correspondents arc obtained in the
various Counties and thc New York
Mouse transacts business through these.
It has a large number of these corres?
pondents in several Western States and
Territories. Money is loaned ou five
years' time on real estate at seven per
cent, interest and four per cent, com?
missions, making eleven per cent, per
annum iu all. These loans will be
made on deeds under Section 1,069 ot'
the Code, with botui to ?ecouvey upon
payment of tho debt. Thc gentleman
referred to stated that at one time thc
house loatied money in Kansas at ten I
per cent interest and twenty per ccut. :
commission, and did not loose a cent of
it. Uc proposes to visit all the Couuties j
in Georgia. I
The Belie of St. Louis, having Bejected
Ninety-nine SuitorK, Fallft in Love with
a Philadelphia Tenor-What Her Big
Brother and His Friend had to say about
The St. Louis papers bring to light
a scandal which involves the name of
Nellie Hazeitine, the reigniug belle
of St. Louis, whose name a year ago
was mentioned in connection with
that of Samuel J. Tilden, it being
reported that she was engaged to
marry bira. The gentleman iii the
present case is John Amweg, a
blonde, with a fair voice, fine eyes,
and a good leg. Ile has held subsi?
diary positions in the Ford Opera
Company for some time past, and this
is probably the first time his name has
appeared prominently in the news?
papers. It appears, according lo his
story, that three weeks ago a young
lady of great beauty occupied a front
seat at the Uh rigs Cave Theatre, and
seemed only to take an iuterst in the
proceedings when he was on the stage.
She looked at him fixedly and smil?
ingly, he says, until at last his atten?
tion was drawn to her and one even?
ing she took the bouquet from her
breast, kissed it, and, by moving it
about, pinned his attention to it.
Then, with a smile, she placed it
under the seat upon which sho was
sitting As soon as the curtain
dropped Amweg hastened to the
place and secured the flowers, among
which there was a note, and then
asked a friend who the lady was.
"Miss Nellie Ilazeltiue,,; was the
reply. "And who is she ?" "The
Belle of St. Louis." Au interview
was arranged, in the course of which,
Amweg says, the ladyT told him she
had received ninety-nine offers of
marriage, one of them from an old
mau in New York worth $15,000,000
that he was a Democrat, (meaning
Tilden,) and she was a Democrat, but
that"she could not marry where she
did not love. He says she went on
to tell him that he (Amweg) was
the only one who had touched her
Amweg said that he replied that
he had not $5 in the world, and that
he would just as soon settle in Si.
Louis as anywhere. Several notes,
he alleges, passed between them, and
two photographs, upon the back of
one of which was written : "Yours un?
til death us do part. Nellie." Natural?
ly all this good fortune, real or alleg?
ed, turned Amweg's head, and he
I confided the matter to two o* three
I dozen friends, besides writing home
j to his mother that he was going to
get married, and sending her one of
the letters which he claims to have
received. Of course the story spread.
Last Monday night Miss Hazeitine
and her mother left for the While
Sulphur Springs, iu Virginia, where
they now are. At this point Amweg
may be left for a little while and the
attention of the reader concentrated
on Mis9 Ilascltine's brother and Mr. I
Fred. Paramore, who it wa3 explain
ed, ''net a right to act in the prcmi-i
ses." These two gentlemen heard
the stories afloat, and concluded that
the proper course to pursue was to
punch Amweg's eye, and for this
purpose that sweet singer was yes?
terday afternoon beguiled up into
Mr. Paramore's office on the fourth '
floor of the building on the southeast
corner of Fourth and Pine street.
Mr. Ilasoliiiic had asked a Mr. Linn
to be present as Amweg's friend, to
see fair play. As soon as the party
j gathered Mr. Ilaseltiue asked Mr.
I Amweg if he had said he was going
to many his sister. Mr. Amweg re?
plied that that was his intention. Mr.
Haseltine then struck Amweg with
his fist, which was ieturned, and the
two patties caught each other by the
hair and swung round and round as
though practicing a new-fangle ger?
man. Mr. Paramore iu the meantime
produced a cowhide which he had
bought for the occasion, and was
waiting for somebody's pants to get
tight so that he could have a little of
the pie himself, when he was collared
by Mr. Linn, who remarked that one
at a time was enough for Amweg.
Of course Paramore resented this in?
terference, and for a time there was
a double shuffle, in which much hair,
many collar-buttons, and considerable
temper was lost. When everybody
was tired of the circus they all drew
off and began to discuss the matter.
"You know you must be mistaken/'
said Will Hazeitine, "You may be
honest iu what you believe, but my
sister could not have written you any
letters." "But I've got the letters."
"Where." "Out at my house." Ile
was compelled to give Hazeitine a
written order to search through his
trunks, and that young gentleman
soon returned, looking very much
annoyed, and bringing two letters
and two photographs, all of which
were promptly confiscated. The
young lady's friends still declared
that there was some mistake; that
Amweg had been imposed upon by
one of Haseltine servants, and he
was asked to come out to the house
and see if he could not identify one
of the girls there. On the way out
Hazeitine asked him to describe the
position of the furniture in the parlor,
ii' he had really been there ; and he
did this very correctly. At the house
Hazeitine summoned one of the sor
vants, a very pretty laundress, up?
stairs, and asked Amweg if that was
not the girl he had met. "No," he
replied, "it was Miss Nellie Hazel
tine that I met-she whose photo?
graph yon have there." No amount
o'questioning, no threats could turu
him from his ?tory, and the idea was
at last abandoned. The party broke
tip on the Hazeitine door-step. All j
four of the gentlemen were pretty
badly rumpled up from the fuss at j
Paramore's office, Amweg being1 es-1
pecially beaten up about the head j
and face, so that ho could not appear j
upon tho ?tage last night. To day j
he say:? ho .will begin two suits j
against Will Hazeitine and Fred, j
Paramore-one for assault with in-!
tent to kill and tho other for civil I
damages. The case is more than a j
cause celebre. Amweg belongs to a j
highly respectable Philadelphia fami?
ly, aud his futter i?? a well-known I
lawyer lhere. His brother holds a
very responsible position with thc
Pennsylvania Railroad, being inspec?
tor of bridges on that line. For three
years young A m weg has been on the
stage, having first been connected
with Frank Mayo, playing a minor
part iii "Davy Crockett.'7 Since Uren
he has been singing in the chorus of
Ford's Opera Company, and has been
connected with the various Pinafore,
Fatinitza, Boccaccio, Billee Taylor,
and Olivette productions. Ile is a
tenor and makes up when on the stage,
having the foundation or framework
for a good phisique, which will fill with
time His folks have long urged
him lo leave the mimic stage, and it
has been against their wishes that he
has continued the business.
The Oldest City in the World.
Damascus is the oldest city in the
world. Tyre and Sidon have crumbled
on the shore ; Baalbec is a ruin ; Pal?
myra is buried in a desert ; Nineveh
and Babylon have disappeared from the
Tigris and the Euphrates. Damascus
remains what it was before the days of
Abraham-a centre of trade and travel
-an isle of verdure in the desert ; "a
presidential capital" with martial and
sacred associations extending through
thirty centuries. It was near Damas?
cus that Saul of Tarsus saw the light
above the brightness of the sun ; the
street which is called Strait, in which
it was said "he prayed," still runs
through the city. The caravan comes
and goes as it did a thousand years ago ;
there is still the sheik, the ass, and the
water-wheel ; the merchants of the Eu?
phrates aud the Mediterranean still oc?
cupy these "with the multitude of their
wares." The city which Mahomet sur?
veyed from a neighboring height, and
was afraid to enter, "because it was
given to man to have but one paradise,
and for his part he was resolved not to
have it in this world," is to-day what
Julian called the "eye of the East," as
it was, in thc time of Isaiah, "the head
of Syria."
From Damascus came the damson,
our blue plums, and the delicious apri?
cot of Portugal, called damasco ; dam
ask, our beautiful fabric of cotton and
silk, with vines and flowers raised up
on a smooth, bright ground ; the dam?
ask rose introduced into England in the
time of Henry VIII. ; the Damascus
blade, so famous the world over for its
keen edge and wonderful elasticity, thc
secret of whose manufacture was lost
when Tamerlane carried the artist into
Persia ; and that beautiful art of in?
laying wood aud steel with gold and
silver, a kind of mosaic, engraving and
sculpture united-called damaskeening
-with which boxes, bureaus and swords
are ornamented. It is still a city of
flowers and bright waters ; the streams
of Lebanon and the "silk of gold" still
murmur and sparkle in the wilderness
of the Syrian gardens.-Exchange.
- m ? ? i w
Broad but Businesslike.
A newly elected justice of the peace
who had been used to drawing deeds
and wills and little else, was called upon j
as his first official act to marry a couple
who came iuto his office very hurriedly
and told him their purpose. He lost no
time in removing his hat and remarked,
'Hats off in the presence of the Court.'
All being uncovered, he said : 'Holdup
yer right hands. You, John Marvin,
do solemnly swear that to the best of
your knowledge and belief you take
this yer woman to have and ter hold for
yerself, yer heirs, cxekyerters, admin?
istrators and assigns, for your an' their
use and behoof forever?
j 'I do,' answered the groom.
.You, Alice Ewer, take this yer man
for yer husband, ter have an'ter hold
forever, aud you db further 6wear that
you are lawfully seized in fee-simple,
arc free from all iocumbrauce, and hev
good right to sell, bargain and convey
to the said guarantee yerself, yer heirs
administrators and assigns?'
'I do,' said the bride, rather doubt?
'Well John, that'll be about a dollar
V fifty cents.
'Are we married V asked the bride
'Yes, when the fee comes in.' After
some fumbling it was produced and
banded ro thc 'court.' who pocketed it
and continued : 'Know all men by
these presents, that I, being in good
health and of sound and disposin roiud,
in consideration of a dollar'n fifty cents
tome in hand pi!d thc receipt whereof
is hereby acknowledged, do and by
these presents have declared you man
and wife during good behavior and
until otherwise ordered by the court.
A Colored Girl Turning White.
One of the greatest curiosities belong?
ing to the human family ever seen in
these parts, perhaps, was on our streets
one evening recently. It was in the
person of a little negro girl, aged about
seven years, who, about a year ago,
commenced to turn white. Her fore?
head, from the hair of her head to thc
bridge of her nose, extending around on
either side of her neck, is perfectly
white, while both checks are almost a
jet black. Her arms, feet, legs and
hands are covered with black and white
spots, the latter apparently the most
numerous. She has a very heavy head
of hair, which is almost as straight as
that of a white person, but it is very
coarse and nearly all white, it having
commenced to turo gray at the same
time the skin commenced turning white.
She is perfectly healthy, so her parents,
who were with her, informed us. Her
mother is very black, but her father is
between a copper color and a black.
Lafayette. (Ala.') Sun.
Thc Mayor of Philadelphia, not sat?
isfied with astonishing thc nation by
the appointment of four negro police?
men, has gone a step further which
utterly horrifies thc small politicians,
l?e has ordered (bc police to keep the
steps kailing to his office clean of loung?
ers and ofiiec seekers Heretofore this
spot lias been considered sacred to those
'niling nuisances. Now they have to
move on, or a policeman shuws them
how to do it.
Tho New York Herald says that
thus far fourteen wives of Marvin have
Lceu heard fruin. Nest,
The Lien Law.
Some Reasons why it should not le Repealed
-A dissenting Opinion by Senilor Brad?
The Kdgefield Monitor says; "While thc
lien law may conduce somewhat to extrava?
gance it works ne compulsion. If ? man can
"arrange to obtain his supplies without giving
a lien so much the belter. But repeal the hav?
ana there are thousands of poof white people
who, instead of being at the mercy of the
merchants as under thc lien system, would be
at the mercy of the few land-owners who
might be able to furnish supplies for such ten?
ants as they might need. Repeal the iieo law
now and there are thousands of land-owners
who would not be able to obtain supplies
with which to cultivate their own lands, for
it must he remembered that the homestead act
renders a small farra valueless as a ba?is of
credit. If a man is compelled to mortgage
his farm to obtain supplies he is no better off,
than if he gave a lien, but rather he is worse off.
inasmuch as the cost of recording a mortgage
is greater than that of i lien. While, there?
fore, we cannot see how, under the circum?
stances, it would be practicable to do away
with the lien law during the coming year,
yet we thiuk there are some modifications
that might be made and which would work
advantageously to ali concerned- We would
have it modified, so as to cover only actual
necessaries-corn, bacon and hay. Flouracd
molasses, perhat s, should also be included.
Whatever else the merchant might sell the
cropper, let him uuderstand that he takes
the risk without security. In this way the
supply bills would be considerably lessened,
for economy would become a' necessity, but
all occasion for actual suffering would be re?
moved. Our position then is that the con?
tinuance of the lien law for at least another
year is an absolute necessity, but let it
be modified in the manner we have sug?
The Abbeville Press and Rinner says:
'The farmers of this county owe perhaps
half a million dollars on the present crop, and
without that credit we would have starved
and now had almost no cr.ip at all. Poor
people and improvident landowners are obliged
to have credit, and it is a mere waste of breath
to talk about denying it to them. Stop their
credit, and labor and values of every kind
would be disturbed. The result would be
tbaL hundred of our people would be broke,
and thou-ands would be compelled to seek
other homes.'
The Hon. J. F. Bradley, a member of the
State Senate and editor of the Pickens Sen?
tinel, says : 'We urged the repeal of the law
iu the Radical Legislature in 1864, and have
continued to work for it ever since the Dem?
ocrats came into power. We intros-reed a
bill to repeal the law in 187&, but the low
country farmers said their lands were heavily
mortgaged and they had no other means than
the lien law to make a crop, an* . 5 repeal
would ruin them; so the bill wr.s . :feated.
We are glad to know, however, that farm?
ers have at last moved in the matter, and hope
to see the law repealed at the next session of
the Legislature. It has been almostasgreat a
curse to this State as was the rule of the Rad?
ical party.'
The Abbeville Medium says : 'We may look
for an effort at the next Legislature to abolish
the law. The farmers are in a majority in
that body and can pass any law they may
desire. They will no doubt vote solidly on
this question as they did ouce before. When
they shall have done so they will find that this
law has not been the source of all their woes
and that its repeal will not he a cure-all for
tbeir troubles. If the law is abolished it must
be doue gradually and not at once or serious
consequences will follow. A little common
sense will be in place when action is taken cn
this important question.'
The Torpedo Fish.
While ail the world nowadays k?ows
of the torpedo, invented and named by
Fulton, as a machine to blow up ships,
comparatively few know that it takes
its Dame from a tish of marvelous elec?
trical properties, which was anatomized
by the famous surgeon John Huuter..
The torpedo is found in the Mediterra?
nean, the bay of Biscay and tho southern
English and Irish waters. The ancients
employed it as a therapeutic agent. It
is believed to use its extraordinary pow?
ers to benumb a big enemy or to cap?
ture a smaller fish. It loves to lie in
sand, in which it will bury itself by flap?
ping its extremities, throwing the sand
over its back. Tread on it then and
you will be prone in a momcDt. It is
sometimes sold for food in the French
? Senator Beck, of Kentucky, appre?
hends grave complications in the United'
States Senyte in case of the death of
Mr. Garfield. One side or the other
must give way for re-organization, or a
permanent deadlock may result. Many
other contingencies may also arise to
complicate the question.
The Bath Paper Mills arc manufac?
turing at thc rate of two hundred reams
per clay. This paper can be sold at
the mill three-fourths of a cent cheaper
than the same grade in New York, and
is pronounced an excellent article, al?
though wc have not seen a sample.
They are also making a new style out
of common piue straw. As their facili?
ties and custom increase so will the
production. The style of the new en?
terprise is the Barrett Manufacturing
-mum - -
The Louisville and Nashville system
will put into effect the three cent per
mile rate ou November 1st. They agree
to all changes and recommendations
suggested by the Railroad Commission?
ers. It is thought that the three-cent
rate will be applied to every road be?
longing to the line. It is thought that
the East Tennessee and Virginia will
adopt the same rate for their entire
system. If so, the Alabama Commis?
sioners have accomplished good work
for Tennessee and Kentucky.
It is not to bc wondered at that
the English people are excited! over
the discovery- of thc shipment fron)
the United States of the infernal
machines found on a vessel from the
United States, and upon the whole
they treat the matter in a temper
of great fairness to our government.
The reckless devils who arc engaged
in attempts to influence the settle?
ment of public allai rs ir, Great Britain
by such murderous methods as these
deserve no better fate than some of
their kindred assassins in Russia have
mel. and we are as confident as thc
English press appears tobe that
there is any way to discover and pun?
ish them by the laws of ihe Un.Ued
Stales t!?oy will not escape. The
government should make every effort
to put an end to thc maintenance of
all societies and conspiraces as are
formed with such revolting purposes
as are shown by thc sending of
deadly machines from our ports to I
blow up people and public buildings I
abroad. Of course tho difficulties to 1
be snot aro great, but nothing should '
be left undone to show tb^t we are Vn I
earnest in our elVoits *o put a sior) to !
murderous Nihilism in the United1
A British steamer with nearly 200
pttbow? \o$i au tue vVSgt vf Africa.
Black river rose three feet at Potato?
Ferry on Saturday night?
There is a great demand at S?van"
nah for ship carpenters and other me?
chanics, to repair damages by the storm.
Worry is said to kill more people
than work ; but laziness kills more than
either, and its a magnificent death .to
Forty thousand bushels of oats and*
seven thousand bales' of cotton were
sold at Ninety-Six daring the past sea?
It is asserted that twenty-five acres,
on many plantations in Kershaw coun?
ty, will not make more than one bale
of cotton'.
A firm injSpartanburg received *25,
000 pounds of bacon on Thursday last,
and on Tuesday customers were told that
there was not a pound left.
New York State Republican Conven?
tion will be held in the city of New
York on thc 5th of October. Thomas
C. Platt is chairman of th'e Executive
The Cotton Press Association of Sa?
vannah is moving in the matter of hav?
ing seven iron bands put on each bale of "
Cotton wheo it is pressed, instead of six,
as heretofore.
Santa Cruz-, Cal., has passed an or?
dinance making rt a misdemeanor i?'
sell or give a cigarette, cigar, mr any
tobacco, to ?ny person under sixteen
?-ears of age.
A census report gives Virginia - J05'
counties, Texas 151, Georgia 137, Ken?
tucky 117, Missouri 115, and Illinois
102. No other states have more than
100, Iowa falling one below that num?
The Secretary of the Treasury decid?
ed that there is no law authorizing the
redemption of any U. S. coins on ac?
count of their being mutilated. Such!
coins will have to bc purchased by the
U. S. mints.
The tatest scientific sensation is the
discovery that ice can *bc heated con?
siderably above the boiling point with?
out being melted. Red hot ice is even
more startling than even* a black swan .
or an honest pasha.
Hon. B. H. Hill, of Georgia-, it is
stated, looks remarkably well since his
return home from Philadelphia.- His"
Tongue seems to be about well. He "
has gained fifteen pounds, and docs tot
apprehend any farther trouble ffo?'
Dr. J. B. Mack, traveling io tre
interest of the Presbyterian Theologi- -
cal Seminary at Columbia, recieved four
hundred dollars subscription to the cn-4
dowment fund ?.f that institution from
thc congregation at Manning and ex?
pects to increase the amount to fivo
There are confined in the Chester
county jail sixteen prisoners, thirteen
of whom arc awaiting trial at the next
term of the Circuit Court. This is the
largest number of prisoners in jail at
Chester at any one time for the last two
years. Since the first of August the-e
have been thirty-seven commitments.
The Aiken Journal and Review says:
Capt. C. R. Paul, of thc 18th U. S.
lufantry, is not? in Aiken. The Cap?
tain married a daughter of that Chris?
tian soldier and gentleman, Gen. Rains,
and has many warm friends and admir?
ers in this town. His regiment is sta?
tioned at Fort Asinaboine, Montana,
aud he goes next month to join them.
I The New York canals are doing a
[ losing business on account of the rail-'
I road war, and of the surplus of $300,
i 000 with which thc year was commenc
I ed, ?100,000 has already been expend
1 cd. The diversion of grain by way of
the Mississippi has already depreciated
canal tolls. The advisability of restor?
ing west bound freight tolls is being
seriously considered by the canal au?
During the last few weeks many riot?
ous demonstrations against the Jews
have taken place in thc small cities of
Pomerania and west Prussia, where
houses have been demolished and Jew
families persecuted by the mob. Tho
government has now taken the necessa?
ry measures for protecting the Jews
there, but a strong hatred against the
Semitic race seems to pervade the
whole population.
In Kingston on-thc-Htfdson is a low,
long stone house with a white cornice,
on which is this inscription : "Senate
of thc State of New York, 1775." Up?
on a sign over one of thc side doors is
this: * 'Col. Wessel Ten Brook, born
at West Philadelphia 1635, erected this
stone house about 1686, wherein the
Senate of the State of New York war
held in thc year of the adoption of i'
first constitution, 1777, continuing hf .
until the barning of Kingston, * > h
16, 1777." .
Gen. Gordon didn't resign froi A ..;
Senate for nothing, says the Ne- ??
Observer. He, together wit?rv- J&g?
Gordon and Mc, AY. S. Gor don, ???A
Gov. Colquitr, dotermined ta biild a
road from Atf.auta to the Mississippi.
They got appropriation from three
counties r , Mississippi, a*l aggrega- .
m)S 0,000, also contracts for land
grants for 100,000 acres of land delir-'
?rabk wb'-n the road should be built,
and several railroad charters.
Arm-id with these they began to or
ganize. the Georgia Pacific Railroad.
Company, and Senator Barnum andi. .
otb er wealthy men took ali the stocks
Tiicy then consolidated with the BaVc-i ~ .
mond and Danville Railroad Com.rj;:^L*
as far as that line is concerned ; if' 5
the terms being that the cor c0?C /
building should bc let to tho -tract for
aud Danville Extension Co '.iPc&??0??l[
it is said has a capital of ^W^Sf??S
hold by the Richmond '0^0^000^
Railroad people, and " f*0^ ^anvill?
and Colquitt, who - MT. tte Gv,rdo?s
stock in that cy ?*n ?1.0?0,00? %f
ervthing is ^Dsioa company r^r
W -ald' the contracts SlW^j t??
?c Nehmend and D^JfflJ^* ?n*
V^Pany arc afc work % *xtCM*?
<-olquitt also arc to own 4*?^8?
stock in thc Gcorm ?j?'0(*.M of
K^the thing rv MroM*
quittwill^J^ t 0C CoJ*
western term^^?^ ? ?rca.ni* The
will connect with the Texas P, ?? r?ad
Iron Mountain. nc?,?c and
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