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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 C7sr? 2uc-siay, -KY THE Watchman and Southron Pv.UiJnng Conijxan/y SUMTER, S. G. TERMS : Two Dollars per annum-ia advance. ADVERTISEMENTS. One Square, first insertion.$1 00 Every subsequent insertion. 50 Contracts for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rates. Al! communications which subserve private interests will be charged for as advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respect will be charged for. Marriage notices and notices of deaths pub? lished free; For job work or contracts for advertising address Watchman and Scvthron. or apply ai the Office, to N. G. OSTEEN, Business Mauager. WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA E. R. OX and after May lath, ]$S1. the following schedule will be run on tin's Road: NIGHT EXPRESS AND MAIL TRAIS. (Baily ) (Nos. 47 West and -IS Eai-t.) Leave "Wilmington.10 05 p m Arrive ot Florence .^. 2 25 a m Leave Florence .;.;.... v. .. 2 40 a ra Leave Sumter. 4 OS a m Arrive at Columbia.6 OU a ia Leave Columbia ....;.....;..;0 00 p m Leave Sumter..;.? .12 OS a m Arrive at Florence. 1 40 a m Leave Florence. 2 00 a m Arrive at Wilmington. C 20 a m This Train stops onl? at Brinkley's. White villc, Flemington. Fair D!u?F. Marion. Florence, Timmonsville. Mayesvillc, Sumter, Camden Junction and Eastovcr. TBROUC?I FREIGHT TRAIS. Daily, except Sundays. Leave Florence._.._12 25 a m Leavft Sumter . 3 13 a tn Arrive at Columbia. 5 25 a m Leave Columbia.- 5 00 p m Leave Sumter.. S 20 p m Arrive at Florence.II ?0 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 j Leave Sumter. ? SO a m ? Arriva at florence.12 "0 m I A. POPE. G. P. A. I JOHN F. DIVINE. Monera! Sup't._j South Carolina Railroad, j CHANGE OF SC If ED ULE. ON AND AFTER MAY lath; ISSI, j Passenger Trains on Camden Branch will \ ran as follows, until further notice: EAST TO COLUMBIA-DAILY ?XCE^T SUNDAYS. | Leave Camden. . 6 15 am; Leave Camden Junction. 7 20 a m ? A?rive at Colombia.10 35 am WEST FROM COLUMBIA-DAILY EXCEFT STSDAYS. Leave Columbia. 6 30 a rn... 0 OU p ta ! \ Arrive Camden Junction, 10 52 a rn... 7 4') p m ; Arrive at Camden. 12 40 p m... S 45 p m j EAST TO CHARLESTON AND AIGUSTA (Dat'y except Sundays.) Leave Camden. 6* 15 a m... 3 ?0 p m j Leave Camden June*... 7 20 a tn... 5 37 p m ! Arrive ai Charleston... 1 55 pm... 10 45 p m \ Arrive at Augusta- 3 20 o m... 7 25 a m j WEST FttOM CHARLESTON AND ACGCSTA (Daily Except Sundays ) Leave Charleston.- .5 .?C a tn... 9 05 a tn Leave Augusta. 7 00 p KI... 7 55 a m Arrive Camden June"... 10 ?2 a rn... 7 10 p m Arrive at Camden. 12*49 p m... S 45 p m CONNECTIONS. Columbia and G r. e.] ville Railroad both ways for all points on tha? Road and cn the Spar? tanburg. Union and Cb!nmb?a and Sparenburg and Ashville Railroads, also with the Char? lotte, Columbia ant? Aug?sta Railroad to pud from all points North hy rrains leaving Camdon at 6 15 a m. anti nrr?ring a: S 45 p vi. Connection* ;it A::j;us.:>. to ill TK.?ntS "West and Soutb; also at CLariesioa with Steamers for New Tor!; and Florida-on Wed? nesday? and Saturdays. On Sat^rd?ys ROI'ND TRIP TICKETS are sold to and from all Stations ai one lust class f>:re for the round trip-tickers being good tili Monday cos, to re:urn. Exc-urciou tickets good for 10 duvs are regularly on sale :'.> :? ri ? j'rom all sratiens at 6 cents per mi!c f-.r round trip. THROUGH TICKETS to all points, can he purchased by applying to James Jones. Agent at Camden. " D. C. ALLEN* General ?as?e*iger and Tivket Agent. JOHN B. PECK, General Sop't, Charleston. S. C Columbia and Greenville Bail Hoad. PASS ENGER D EPA RIM EN f, COLTTXSIA. S. C.. Au-rust 31. ISSI ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, S^ptemb r 1st, ISSI, Passenger Trains wUl rua as herewith indicated, up*>n this road and its branches-Daily except Sundays : No. 42 Ur? Passenger. Leave Columbia (A).ll 20 a ra Leave Alston._.12 20 p m Leave Newberry.I 2l p m Leave Hodges.-.*.. 3 52 p tu Laave Belton. . 5 05 p :a Arrive at Greenville_. G 27 p m No. 42 Down Passenger. Leave Greenville at. .10 33 a tu Leave Belton....ll 57 a m Leave Ilodg-s. 1 12 p ?u Leave Newberry. 3 47 p tn Leave Alston. 4 -U> p m Arrive at Columbia < V). ? 50 ? m SrARTANSt'RtJ, U.M?S & CoLCMZMA K- R. No. 42 Up Passenger. Leave Alston. 12 40 p m Leave Spartanbarg. S U A C Depot (R) 4 03 p m Arrive Spartanburg R ? D Depot ( Ej 4 12 p m ? No. 13 Down Passenger. Leave Spartanburj; R & D DepotfTI) 12 4S p m Leave Spartanburg S Jj ? C Depot (G ) 1 07 p ta Leave Union. 2 *;5 p tn Arrive at Alston. 4 30 p m LAURENS KAIL ROAD. Leave Newberry._. 3 55 p m Arrive at Laurens C. II. 0 45 y m Leave Laurens C. H. S 30 a m : Arrive at New-berry.II 30 a m , ABBEVILLE BRAXCII Leave Hodges. 3 50 p va ' Arrive at Abbeville. 4 4r*> [? m Leave Abbeville.12 15pm j Arrive at Hedges. I 05 p m j B'.cc Rince R. R. & ANDERSON BRANCH. ! Leave Belton...... 5 os p m i Leave Anderion._. 5 4 i p m , Leave Pendleton. <5 2? p m : Leave Senaca (C). 7 2'; p m : Arrive at Walhalla. 7 45 p m .' Leave Walhalla. 9 2'.'. a m j Leave Seneca (O). it 54 a m i Leave Pendleton.li? ."0 a m i Leave Anderson.Il 12 a m i Arrive at Belton..li 4$ a m : On and after above date toronga cars will he run between Columbia and Ilenderscnvillc with? out change. CONNECTIONS. A-With South Carolina Rail Road from Charleston ; with Wilmington Columbia ? Au? gusta R R from Wilmington and all points north thereof: with Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta j Kail Road from Charlotte and points north \ thereof. B-With Asheville & Spartanburg Rail Road j for points in Western N. C. C-With A. ,fc C. Div. R & h. R. R. for all ! points South and West. D-With A. ? C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from At- ; Janta and beyond. E-With A. <fc C- Div. R. ? D. R. R. for all points South and West. F-With South Carolina Rail Road for Char- i leston ; with Wilmington, Columbia A Augusta j Rail Read for Wilmington and the North ; wi1 h ? Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Kail Road for j Charlotte aod the North. G-With Asheville & Spartanburg Rail '.toad j from Hendersonville. j Ii-With A. ? C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from Charlotte & beyond. Standard timo used is Washington, D- C.. : which is fifteen minutes falter than Columbia. ? W. FRI', Snp't. j A. POPE. General Passenger Agent. August 30, ISSI. tC I A SHORT-SIGHTED FATHER. -0-; A farmer bad seven daughters, And but little else he had : Thc girls all bad good appetites, And times were very bvA. He bribed the country paper To say in his cellar's mould Ile had bidden, being a miser, Seven kegs of pure, bright gold. j He thought he kucw human nature, That farmer, and he smiled When down the seventh rope ladder he Saw elope his seventh child. But it's extremely doubtful If at the time he foresaw Tbeir return with his fourteen grand? daughters And seven sons-in law. Times-Star. \ THE SONS 0? A CLEEGYMAF. i _ j A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE EX j PEOlTS OF THE J A 31 ES ROYS. - j Robberies and Murders Snrpassing those of j tb.? Celebrated Marrett Gang--1VIiat thc I Motlier of the Boys Says, A Dozen Express Trains and a Score of Banks Plundered. From thc Cincinnati Enquirer. i KANSAS CITY, MO., Aug. 4.-Upon ! arriving here on Monday the task of, j finding out something of thc history I ! of the James boys was an easy one, j ? for here they were reared and here I has ever been their harbor of refuge, j ! when chased from pillar to pest and j j State to State by detectives. Here I j many of their old guerrilla comrades j ! live, aud herc too, they have friends j j and relatives residing. The James boys were raised in j j Clay County^, within twelve miles of I Liberty : the Youngers in Jackson j County, within four miles of Inuepen- j I dence. There is something suggest- \ ? ive in the names of their homes, for j ! liberty and independence with them i I have been carried beyond the limits j j of criminal l?ense. I Frank James was born in Kentucky ?? 1841 : Jesse in Clay County, Mis- j souri, in 1845. Their father was the ! Rev. Robert James, a prominent and : ; eloquent Baptist minister, a pleasant j and courteous gentleman, possessed j of more education thau was common j with the ministers of his Church in j the frontier days of 1843 in this State, ! wheu the James family moved from j Kentucky to Clay County. He was j one of the first trustees of the Wi I- ; liam Jewell College, localed at Liber- ! I tv, and, though a rc-ident ofthat vi- j cinily only from 1843 to 1849, he has j ! left a kindly remembrance of himself j I among the old settlers. In the latter- ? j named year he wont to California, j ; and there died, in 1851. To this day j ! the old settlers about the James's j ' home say, and it has become a tradi- j j tion, that the Rev. Robert James was j j driven from home by his wife. This brings me to speak of the j I James boys' mother. She is still alive j j atid vigorous, and resides on a well- j i cultivated farm four mites east o? j i Kearney, a station on thc Hannibal . ? anet St. Joseph Railroad, seventeen | ; miles northeast of this city. She was j j a Miss Zetelda Cale, of Scott County, ? I Kentucky, and, though she has at- j j tained the advanced age of 5S, she ! wears the traces still cf what iii her ; \ young womanhood must nave made j j her tiie famed beauty la all thc court- . ; try lound about. Her neighbors say : i that Aunt Zcrel, as she was common- ; \ ly called, has transmitted to "the j ; boys'\ali the deviltry they possess, j I If so, what an exuberant abundance j j she must have had in her day. No ! I wonder her meek Baptist husband j ' went on a mission to California. ! I THE MOTHER OE THE JAMES BOYS. She is 58 years old, well preserved, ! i vigorous in body as well as in spirit, j ! Her hair hair is gray, quito white, \ j her eyes a steely blue, her face is a . ? long oval, set off by a firm, determin- ; j ed expression about the mouth, maik- j ; ed bv a few lines of age, and flushed ; ? v O* I j with a ruddy glow of health. In fig- j I ure she is a commanding woman, j ! weighing fully ITO pounds, and is : ; six feet high-away above the modi- j j um run of womankind. She is shrewd, : i has dauntless courage, and displays ! I a devotion for "the bovs" that can . _ v I be likened to nothing else but a ti- ; i gress's love for her cubs. After six , j years of widowhood she married Dr. j j Reuben Samuels, a respectable cit?- \ \ zen, and he is still under her dominion. ; ! 1 saw her in a store itt Kearuev. I : : said, 'Tm glad to meet von, Mrs. ! j. . ' O ml ' I ! Samuels." 1 did not find her disin- i I dined to talk, but found her whollv ; , disinclined to be communicative ; j about the boys. She claims they are j both dead, and tears filled her eyes j j when she said it. "A sure sign," : ; said an old neighbor, when i told him ! ! of it. '-'that the boys was in that thar j j affair up at Winston.7' When asked j : how they died sise replied with her ; Customary declaration when any in - ; formation of thc boys is sought to be j pumped out of her. "That's a lead- i ing military question.77 When asked : ii Jesse had been killed by George ; Shepherd, as was claimed, she red- \ dened with indignation, and con-: temptuously exclaimed ; "What, that j one-eyed fellow- ? Xo one-eyed lei- j low could get the drop on Jess. It j would take a man with two eyes, and : mighty good ones at that, to do it." j Claiming, tearfully, that both her ? husband and boy are dead, she denied, i of course, their connection with the ? Winston robbery. Warmed up on j the subject, she gesticulated violent- j ly, and thc stump of her right arm- j she lost her right hand during a raid j on her house by detectives-pointed j emphasis to her equally emphatic de- ; mmcialion of press ur person who i attributed the Winston or any other j robbery or murder to her boys. The j talk lusted for an hour, and was | brought to an abrupt conclusion by | the old lady saying, "? must go," j but not before extending a cordial I invitation to your correspondent "to j come out to the house and see ns." i She then went to a horse block, un- I hitch her saddle horse, mounted un assisted, and trotted oil' home. Accepting the in- itation as a safe- ! guard against atty danger, oven j though the boys were at home, 1 j went out the next day. The road leading to tho James' cita- [ adel, for it may almost be called is up and down hill through a ri rugged country, with scattered w on either side, with here and 1 an opening for a cornfield or a h patch. The country is weil sei and farm houses are almost in ha ing distance all thc way to Mr. ? ueis's. The house stands near road in a well-wooded pasture, just around it there is consider shrubbery, and a row of lilac bu to the left of the building, lt : I modest three-room habitation 1 of logs, but about it and ail over farm there is a look of thrift, g management and comfort. Enter I was at once recognized by 2 Samuels, who busied herself at c to extend cordial hospitality, visit, however, profited nothing youd seeing the home of the Ja boys. THE YOUTH OF THE JAMES BOYS. j lt was here and about Kcar ! that Frank and Jesse James led eventful lives until the breaking of the 1SGI--65 war. They were ovei-fond of attending school in tl youth, but preferred squirrel hunt: and in horsemanship they bec? famous. As the other boys in neighborhood were, so were th There was nothing vicious ab them, though high spirited, and tl are remembered to-day as boys pleasing manners and general lav ites. When their comrades got frolicking the boys never took p; for then and now they never drii The latent devil in them was brou* out during tiio war. Both sides Missouri were guilty of the great atrocities, and each party vied w thc other in devising devilish a horrible wa'ys of retaliation, Il fin ly became not war, but murder, i sanctioned by anything but the li of blood. In this school of crime ? James boys learned the lesson tl has made them at this day the 1U( daring, desperate, and bloddthirs criminals known to the West. Frank James jjiued Quanirel guerrillas when he was twenty yer old. Ile soon became noted for 1 daring and murderous ferocity. Jc se, only fourteen years old, song service at thc same time, but was i jected as too young. Returning hom he became serviceable as a spy ? the guerrillas infesting Clay and a joining counties. His stepfather, I Samuels, was a pronounced Sec< sion ist, and old Mrs. Samuels ga unbridled license lo her tongue advertising her s\rmpaihy for ti South. The family, thus making the: selves conspicuous, were marked i vengeance by. the Union militia the State, who were stationed Kearney and other tow?s in th; locality. Some time in thc eariy summer IS62 the Federals, in pursuance < their vow of vengeance against tl Samnelsc8, visited the farm. Dr. Sar uels was encountered, and abrupt1 told it was their design to hong hin A rope was produced, and, condnc ing him a few rods from the hous' he was actuali}* swung up, withe, being given time even to expostulate His wile, fearing danger, having soc the squad of soldiers moot her hu band and go off with him, followec and reached the scene of the hangin just us tito Federals had tv med trot their work as a completed job, an cut him down. Ile was resuscitate with great difficulty. Jesse Jame was threatened with hanging, bul Iii youth saved him, lie escapod wit many cuffs and blows nt tue hands o the soldiery. His mother and sisle were imprisoned in St. Joseph. Tin so enraged Jesse that he again sough Quantreiis' bund and implored io bi admitted. lie was accepted, iris broil; or Frank interceding for him. Thu the lad of fifteen began a life of mut der and crime, a career of daring an< desperate deeds that has no paraile in history. Frank had airead}' attar; ed eminence in OuanlrelFs gang o murderers and cutthroats, and Jesse emulating his example, soon eclipse?, him, and became the leader in ail ex pedllions where nerve, daring brave ry, and a reckless disregard for hit own or other lives were required. WHOLESALE MURDER OF WOUNDED oOI.D?Er.i In Quahtroll's command the James boys found congenial spirits in Cole and Jim Younger, Jarrette, dell Mil? ler. George Shepherd, and others who have been partners in their rob? beries since tiie war. Both wore in t?u nu troll's band of 200 when Law? rence, Kan., was sacked, burned, and nearly every malo inhabitant ruth? lessly murdered. Jesse James boast? ed at the time to have shot down thirty-six. Probably no horror of cqnal enor? mity or atrocity was ever perpetrated tuan the massacre at Centralia, Aro., a way station on thc Wabash llail road " in Boone County. Here, on Sept. 27, 1804, Bili Anderson, assist? ed by Jesse and Frank James, killed thirty-two invalid soldiers in cold blood, xii ey first raided the village and sacked the stores. Then, wait? ing for the east-bound train, they stepped it and robbed the passengers of their money. Among the passen? gers were ihirty-two sick soldiers eu route from St. Joseph to St, Louis for better hospital accommodations. These poor wretches were marched out and aligned by Frank and Jesse James; and Bill Anderson, with his own hands, shot and killed every man of them, a pistol being handed him by either Frank or Jesse a.-; J'M.SL as j he emptied the one in Land. Scarce had the diabolical massacre been finished before a company of Iowa volunteers appealed in the dls tance, and they, ' ?o, became victims to the unerring aim of these bandits. Thus within two hours eighty slain were piled about thc village. Such scenes as these hardened tl>c James boys, and make their latter-day crimes merely trivial iii comparison When the war ended this country j ^ccamu tor? hut to hold the guerrillas. ! Jesse J amos accompanied George j Shepherd to Texas, while Frank lol- ? lowed lue fortunes of Qtiaulsoli into i Kentucky, whore ho escaped, by tho : merest accident, from being in the fight when (Quanti-jil was mortally wounded and his bund exterrriit. THE FIRST SANK RC^CDSUTES. For three years tue James sank from public gaze. Tn the ??] of 156S Jesse James, aceomp; by (Jobi Younger, Al Shop George Shepherd, and Jim V\ dashed into Russell vii Ic. Ky., robbed the bank of ? 14,000: Pi the party entered the bank, whii others remained outside, and b a fusillade up and down the sive: intimidate the inhabitants. Aile curing the money the robbers oil', and, though vigorously purs escaped. George Shepherd, how< was captured t'.vo weeks after robbery, fully identified, and so a th. ee years' term in thc penitent Their first robbery in Missouri place in Galiatiu, where not only they rob the bank bat deliberr shot and killed the cashier, after had collected all thc money in bank; Frank and Jesse Jai?es Cele Younger were tho only i concerned in the robbery. Fi guarded the avenues of appro while Cole Younger and Jesse ei ed the bank and forced tho tribut' For two years the Jamos t hung around tue Kio Grande from in Mexico. In 1870 they retun Corydon, Iowa, a prospeious liage near the Missouri line, was vaded and the bunk relieved of COO. At the time of this robber political meeting was in progress ; the town and when the boys euectually gutted the bank they r to thc public gai hering. There ( Younger interrupted the speaker, announced thc fact of the bank i bery. The crowd was fairly stupe iincl derisively laughing at the c sternation produced, the bandits spurs to their horses and rode Pursuit was given but in vain. Two years intervened before gang was beard of again. Kcntuc was a second time thc sufferer, i limbla was the scene of the ?obbc and thc two James boys, Cole, Jim, ; John Younger, were the Jive who di?. Here again, murder signalized visit of these highwaymen, the b: cashier being shot down in c blood, and another party in the b: being seriously wounded, thou effecting his escape by a rear do Only $200 was obtained by this rn A DARING ROBBERY IN KANSAS CUT. In the fall of this year Kansas 0 was for the first time visited by l outlaws in an official capacity. 1 County Agvicultaral Fair was in p grcss, and it was on Thursday. < big day, that three men not oi ?light have been but were seen ride up to the gate of thc groim? They were mounted and wore io linen dusters and the usual wi de-bri med slouched hat commonly affect Missourians. On reaching the oi\>.: dismounted, handing his bric reins tc his comrade. lie approach tiie ticket office, and. looking thron tito window, said to tho cashie. " What if I was io tay I wa^ Jo James, and toni yon to hand out ri. tin box of money-what would y say?'; '.I'd say I'd see you ir; h-i ii rs I was thc contemptuous reply . "Well, that's just who 1 am-Jes James : and you had better hand emt pretty d-d quick or-" Aird i rest of the sentence waa finished i levelling a huge navy revolver at tl cashier. The box was handed ont, with i contents of $10,000. Returning wi the cash, Jesse remounted, and ti three desperadoes began firing the pistols and hurriedly rode off. Ti alarm became general almost immoc ateTy. Pursuit was organized, b the boys got away with thc moue; jpn ly three nights after this occu ance two men rode up to tho front ? the Timen building, and hailing passer-by politely requested him 1 go up stairs and tell Major John ^ Edwards the editor, that two genii* men would like io see him at the bo tom of tho stairway. In a few KU ments Major Edwards came dowi and one of the horsemen accoste him by saying : "Major, we are th James boys, wo wish to present yo this gold watch and chalti beca ur,:.' c the fair treatment you have alway given us." At this thc taller of the two, au thc spokesman, Jesse, pulled out handsome and costly gold watch and, holding it by the chain, pas?c? it over to the editor of the l-iniet 11 o w c d i tor of th e S e d al i a Demacra . So soon as thc watch was ?ccepte? with an astonished "Thank you,- tba boys said "Good-by, old fellow" in ; jovial sort of w&y, and rode off. Tim occurrence was made known to t!? police witriiii ii ve minutes after i took place, but thc boys were no caught Tiiis daring exploit was followec in six weeks by the robbery of tin. bank at St. Genevieve. Noboby wai killed herc, but $4,0 Q?0 way puai-'..-' into the capacious mouth of tin: bandits' saddle bags. They wc:; followed northwest to tho Missouri where al! trace of them was lost. YUK FIRST RAILROAD ROmiSKIES. The next heard of them was in June of 1373. The James boys wore rec? ognized around home in Ch?y County, and shortly after their appearance a train on the Chicago, Rock Island ami Paeiiic Railroad was wrecked, and thc express messenger was robbed of $0,000. .Eight mon were en,ira ev tl in tiiis afialr, and it is credited to :hc James boys, Cole, Bob. and Jim Younger, and three oilier bandits whose names aie not known. Follow? ing this event severa! sb?ge robberies tock place about ti::: ?le? Stirings, Ark., in which the cid gang are said to have been implicated. They put tia- climax to their auda? cious career in this section of i mmlry by thc robbery of an Iron Mountain Railroad train at Gad's .Hid. They io? ' possession of the sta tit JU-, swltcu: cl thc train ca- a ri.le Lt .wk, and, at their le?-ere. ('ici! Miller, J'-ssy ami Frank, and Jim - ai Cole Yimn'Tr strippet] tue pas^eifgers of their sur pies wealth, and robbed tie: express i car of $Ii,?00. This robbery, following co fast tip- j on numerous others, arc'-scd !he : j nuthoj^ics, and especially the 1 i read K:v\ CX press companies to : something to protect their large : teres! s. pinkerton's Detective Ap . cy was employee? to hunt down ; ! bring these daring outlaw?; tojusll ! From thc appearance of Pinkerlc detectives on tho scone in 1S74 a thc undertaking was hopelessly afc doned two 3-c::rs altor, the ?nest iii ling "vents of tho story occur. "? detectives put forth their best efix to compass thc capture of thc bi ands, but their most adroit senor wore frustrated, and the dctecti who undertook their capture came an untimely end at the hands of enemy, TUE FATE OF SEVERAL DETECTIVES. j John "W. Wi cher first minerie ; thc perilous task of finding and c i turing Ibo James boys and their sociales, ii-'.' found them, but it v he and nut they who were captnr Disguised as a laboring man, he \ ited tue Samuels farm, nod ap pl i for work. The boys were at hon and with them Cleil Miller, for so reason, whether advised of i'm prude inquiries made by Wicher in Libel or not, the boys suspected hi Against every asseveration that was just what he represented hims to be, Wicher was made captii Bound and tied ou a horse lie v. marched by the three to and a cn. the Missouri, and his body was lou near Independe, ce, Jackson Gonn) with three gunshot wounds in ? head. This failure did not deter others the detectives from continuing t work. Wicher had undertaken ferret out (he James boys. Capt. Ti of the Chicago police and Jam Wright toed: upon themselves 1 task ('('uncovering thc Younger bro! ors. Disguised as cattle buyers, th? invaded tho Younger country in Ca County, in route taking into thc confidence anni employ Ed McDaniel a deputy sheriff at Osceola. In tl course of their travels they stopp? ever night at a relative's of ti Youngers, where John and Jim we: at the time, but ?ticy kept out ofsfgl The turee strangers being togetlr awakened thc boys' suspicions. Ti next morning they followed the th rt strangers, and overtook them on t! road. An unguarded cxclamatioi "My God, herc is Jim and Jol Younger," gave the trio away. Tl Youngers ordered them to hold i their hands. McDaniels and Tr obeyed, but Wright put spurs to h 'norse and lied, Jim Younger pursuit; i him. John in the mean ti.ne pourc ' the contents of a double shotgun in! McDaniels and killed him. Tull ; this pulled out his pistol, and firin at John Younger, struck hit? in il neck, from which wound he die? Jim Younger, attracted by thc firin gave up thc pursuit ol' Wright, au I returning look part in the fight, au . firing at Tull he foil from his hors, as ii was supposed by the robbe j do:ni. John Lounger being sore iii i ins brother took him in charge an I returned to thc house they hud ju* iel';, on their murderous /mission-. Gap Tu!: was fourni that night by sorti negroes, was taken io i>. neighbor in town, and a?cr lingering for si weeks died. ROUriiXiT A rr.Aix ce: TUE KANSAS rx?z?i For sor.:o time tho gang d?sappe.-vi cd from, sight. Tn December, 1ST ? however, tl icy robbed a train on li; Iv.-insar, Payffio Railroad, near Munch I The hand comprised Jesse Jame; Ciel! Milier, Thompson, Bud McDar ibis, and Jim Hinds. The five firs placed obstructions on the track a hour before clark. When che tra; stopped two men jumped on the en ?i'-O, wiili revolvers ia their hand; and 01 de ced thc engineer io inov slowly ahead, tho express car having in the mean time been def ached fro ti the train. Moving ahead about ??a! a mile, Jessi: Janies, GI ci i Miller, am Bud McDaniels br ol;, j into the expr?s car. At Lue monti; of a pistol the ex press messenger handed over $^iTQ''?i in rs oney and a largo consignment o jewelry cu route to New York fron a Lawrence house. Thc gang the: fired several shots in order to frighten I tiro train hands, and then mounting horses concealed in thc woods, es Caped. Three days afterwards Bud McDau ie!s, whose father kept a livery stable on Grand avenue, in this city, wai arrested on Main street while drunk. an-1 upon being searched at police Headquarters, ?1,100 and some ni the san) plo jewelry taken from the Kansas Pacific train ivas discoverd j on In's person., lt was the first sus ; picion the police had that McDaniels i was one of the train-robber gang, but ? thc proof was absoluto, and he was j taken to [Cansas for trial. He finally broke jai! at Lawrence in May of the year following, and was shirt by a farmer mimed Bauennan while escap? ing: Ba norma!: went into a field to mow. and took a nile with i ii in, it having been reported that ibo train robbers was in tlie imighborhor.d. lb: saw McDaniels a quarter (d' a. : mile distant:, and as he was mounting a horse he had stoic:?, ?.auermav. fired, and the? noted bushwhacker was mor? tally wounded. With tho exception of the killing of John "Voungcr by Capt Tul!, the death of McDaniels was the first violent ending of any member of thc famous robber band. Ciel! Miller ami Ilir.ds were arrested for ?lie Muncie robbery, Miller in Carrol! County, ami iliads at inde? pendence, the e?irnty seat oj* Jackson ? ' .amy, ten miles ire n (Cansas GKv. ?till cr:-al ter Ivis mrcS?, capiured the SheriiT in c!:?,rgv, ?md hoi ting him ia front ol' In's, body, bade him semi !::s d.cputies away, and with a re? volver i?n:?7,?o in his <-ar, thc (.ilicer complied-, ami th?' ifighwayman cscat- ;d : Imf his end was nut manv vears distant. i lin ls ese;.ped ii: about, tho same manner from tho nin? eo rs (?f iiidepeudenCf, and i: is never be-on boas .! 'rom. j To ll.] COXT1XTTE1?. | vino i i' j*arn':;ni's td'.-v::-; .-.'tvs nc i;;.:: ? hail as ::?.;ny sweaty live women to oner to elope with him in a single ic?soh. \Vh..l\j umro, v worried iiiiu almost io death :Vr fear, th cv j v^u. : i Parable cf tho Farmers. -0 Ac religions services, ono night last ? week, thc 'Parable of thc Ton Virgins' j was read, and as wo listened with atrcn ? tire ears to what thc preacher had to ! say about them t bc 4 "Parable of the Farmers" occurred to us, which will no doubt bc found in the revised edi? tion of thc New Testament, as being applicable to the times. Thc Parable of the Farmers" reads as follows : 1. Then shall thc State of South Car? olina bc likened unto a great multitude of farmers, that set out in thc Spring time to plant thc seed and harvest the yield therof. 2. And a few of them were wise, and a great multitude were foolish. 3. They that were foolish took their mules te thc ?clds, and took no corn with thom. 4. But the wise took corn from their cribs wherewith to nourish and invigor? ate their animals. 5. While the spring tarried they all loitered, and made no provision for thc nourishment of the animals wherewith they would be enabled to harrow the soil 6. And at mid Spring there was a cry from every bill : Behold the beauty of the sun; feel the warm and pleasant air; hear thc- song of the winged tribe ; go ye into all the Sehls and valleys, and prepare the land fer the sower. 7. Then ali these farmers bestirred themselves, and with plow and gear pre? pared fer tlic great struggle. o'. And the foolish said anio thc wisc, give us of your corn ; for our cribs are empty. 9 We have not hewn down thc un? profitable tree, neither have '.ve tilled the soil nigh unto the waters' coge. 10. Thc excessive growth of that grain which doth most cheaply appease tire cravings of your plow animals arc most assuring to you, and of your abundant cribs wc ask a measure. 11. But thc wise answered, saying. Xot so ; lost there bc not enough for ns and you : but go rather io them thar, sell, and buy for yourselves. 12. And while they were gone to buy of thc merchant, even of him who takes a Hen upon the cotton and other growing crops, while a mortgage secures to him also the beast of burden, aud what? ever else the foolish farmer might pos? sess, even unto thc four footed beast which wears the yoke, the wise farmers had prepared the rich soil aud sown the ; profitable seed. 13. The rains ?esconded cn thc ground of thc wise farmer, thc seed sprang up, while the fields of the foolish farmer, who bad gone to thc distant city and enslaved himself that bc and his os might cat, had not yet been stirred. l-l. Thc wisc farmers having done their work in season, they gathered some fifty and others a hundred fold. 15. But because of neglect of thc hus? bandman thc ?elds of him who was lazy, yea of him who loafed under ibo shade o' *1;c forest, even while he promised an immem'C profit to him who held a lien upon ali ha had, would not in due sea? son cause tho seed thereof to germinate, neither would it fructify tho earth. IO. in thc Fail cf year at the har? vest time thc gil mers uf the wise far? mers were filled even to overflowing. 17. Sut the garners of the foolish far a.-ers were empty, and their cattle died from hunger. IS. The :ucrc3iant v.'Tic sold corn to these foolish farmers then demanded the shekels which were due to him, and 'll the property nf the foolish farmer was sold to furnish gold with which to satis? fy tho lieu to him who was wise. 19. Aod it came to pass io the Fail of that year, that the high sheriff, at thc command of the wisc merchant, snld everthing upon which thc foolish far mer had given a lien, and thc vase mer? chant gre ?y exceeding rich, and on ac? count of his gold, m's nanic was known far and near. 20. fe that year distress was great iu ali parts of the land, and many foolish farmers began to complain at fate, and also to speak bitterly of leaving the homes of their birth, to settle in thc re? motest bounds of earth, even in the worst land known to man, which is sometimes called thc State of Texas. 21. Others again of thc foolish far? mers looked with ionging eyes to that hind called by thc seductive name of thc- "land productive of flowers, milk and honey." 22. But woe is them that arc deceiv? ed. Their latter days shall bc worse than the first, and they shall be given to thc constant and ceaseless batting of Hies and gnats by day, and their ears at night shr.ll noi bc exempt from the music of the friendly mosquito, 23 Aud in after years thc wife and children of thc foolish, farmer who left his native laud suffered greatly for bread, and bc had not shoes to put upon their feet. 21. And being unable to send them to school, and there bein* no church or synagogue within a day's journey of bis borne, the oils pring cf his marriage became not a pride to him who forsook tho home and friends of his nativity. 25. While all this befell thc foolish farmer, thc wisc farmer remained at home, and because of Ids nrudence and energy, is surrounded by friends and i kindred, and his gold iocrcaseth daily. 2(5. Ami when all those things be? came known thc tillers of thc soil, from thc mountains to thc sea. who remained in the homes of their birth were deeply impressed with their p-ist felly, and with ono accord all resolved to sow* their hill sides in red oats, and deter? mined to plant the waste bottoms in corn. -7. And when all thc?c came to pnss, ? tho people throughout thc leungtli aud breadth of all Abbeville, were happy, and rejoiced in the possession of au abundance of gold.-Abbeville Press :;;::[ Ho urn r. i., rd Shaftesbury raid : 4,i lia vc len;- ft.-!-: that unless mothers arc guod, on- eli arches can accomplish but little. Any improvement that can be brought lo bear up-,ii mothers, will accomplis!; a greater amount of good than anything else that cnn in dene.*' Lot avcuy man endeavor to make the v;>?r':'. napp}'., by a strict ?>cr.foni>:??eo. ? of his duty co Cod and man, :?m. thc ; mighty work of reformation will .-uou ! be accomplished. j Eleven ?Tens of Gold, Over ?5,000,000 in bron-], salmon colored bars' or bric!:.- of gold, occa? sionally darkly ting rd with a copper like coating, says tho Philadelphia Times, arrived recently nt thc United States mint. They eau:e on in orre hundred wooden boxes, about two feet square and a foot deep. An express wagon with several custodians, carried them and they were rolled and dumped into the weighing-room like so much lead. To thc men ia the mint thc daily handling of fabulous sums of the pre? cious metal begets an indifference that puts it on a par with the commonest merchandise. Not an ounce of it, how? ever, is free from the closet scrutiny while within these walls Although a man may walk in from thc street and stand at a stop before tim open door of thc weighing room vault, where ?30, 000,000 is stored, with bat a single o facial in sight, it would need but the slightest alarm to have a score of men with loaded weapons in their hands standing cn thc spot. Unlike foreign mints, no display of armed protection of thc treasure is made, but thc prceau ions arc nevertheless complete. Thc large eonsigumcnt came from thc assay? er's office in New York. Each box con? tained a "melt," or in other words, thc entire relined contents of a crucible, each varying in quantity, and every brick was numbered. Thc men who do thc heavy work opened thc boxes, took off the paper wrappings and piled the bricks upon thc scales. Then the clerk weighed them and carried tho bricks into thc vault. The entire weight was 2?0:060.78 ounces troy, or eleven tons. The actual net weicht valuation was $5.11)4.4GG.ol. If" any one could count ip30 every miaute, and keep it up without stopping, it would take within a fraction of four mouths to count this amount in coin, in thc mint all the counting is done by weight and meas? ure. Piles of various kinds of coin are measured, and if ?hov arc thc requisite number of inches each way, and the weight corresponds, the number and value is set down far more accurately than if the money had been counted by thc deftest finders. Belshazzar and His Ercther EUI, Belshazzar Smith bad a bad and very dangerous habit of walking in his sleep. His family feared that during one of his somnambulistic sauateriegs he would charge out of a window and kill himself, so they persuaded him to sleep wita his little brother William, and to tie ono end cf a rope around his body, and the other around little William. Thc very first night after this arrangement was made, Belshaz? zar dreamed that a burglar was pursu? ing him with a dagger. So he crept over to William's side of the bcd, stepped over William's slumbering form, jumped out on thc ?oor aud slid under the bed. lie s:uyeU herc awhile and then, his nightmare having changed he emerged upon the other side of thc lcd and got under the cover in his old place. The rope it will be observed, was beneath thc bcd. and it was pulled taut too. Karly in the morning Belshazzar about half awake scrooged over against William. To his surprise thc move? ment jerked William clear out of bod. "Bel^hr.zzar lcr.pcd out to n^cerralt! thc . cause of the phenomenon, and at the same tune his brother disappeared un der thc bcd. Belshazzar, hardly awake, was scared and he dived beneath thc bedstead. As he did so he heard Wil? liam skirmishing across the blankets above his head. Once more he rushed out, just in time to see William glide over thc other side. Belshazzar just r.hnn bc-C?mc milicien?ly conscious to feel thc repe pulling OD him. Ile com? prehended the situation at once, and disengaged himself. Perhaps, little William was not mad. lie was in the hospital, undergoing re? pairs, for about three weeks, and when he came out he had a strange desire to sleep ?loue. Belshazzar anchors himself to an anvil now. Henry Clay Fond of VJhizt Henry Clay's favorite recreation for many years was a game of whist, to which at one time he was passionately addicted-not for thc stakes but for thc distraction and excitement of thc gaum. Mr. Winthrop says that there is a tradition that while Cloy was vis? iting Boston in ISIS, and lodging at the Old Exchange Coffee House in Con? gress street, a servant ra hed into the parler in which h? was at the whist table with a few gentlemen of the old school, and announced that j the hotel was on fire. I "Oh. there will he time enough, I chiul:.;J cried Mr. Clay, "to finish thc game,'* and Suish it they before the lietel was burned to thc g.o ? d. . A similar tradition was curren* in Washington at a iaicr period, that, while Mr. Clay was Sneaker, he and his friends had passed a whole night at cards, and were still going on with their games when thc hour was close at hand for thc opening of thc morning session of Congress. "Wait a few minutes, gentlemen," said Mr. Clay, "and I will wash my face and bauds, and run down to the House and call John Taylor to tho chair, and then ? will come back and we will have another rubber." - -j-mm~ aim - A distinguished Austrian physician has recently published a book in which he attempts to provo that habitual crim? inals are .-uoh because they cannot help it. ile has examined tim brains of a ?umher of pe rti > tc n t *. co u c J reis, and has invariably found that the superior frontal j convolution is.not continuous, but is} di video! into four sub-convolutions anal- j agous to the parts found in predatory | cami'.vryus animals, and he thinks j that the mental characteristics of criminals are due to this peculiar forma? tion of the brain. 'There is probably a substratum of truth \\\ the hvpothesis of the learned professor,,' says thc Lon? don Er ho, 'bur, inasmuch ns these habitual criminals in varia.! !" ':uov; ;ho ;;..:"< .:. nee between a pe:my a' >io ling, there is uo reason why they should not leam thc difference between right and vr:o:\-'.' 2TEWS ITEMS. The Democratic State Convention of Nev? York will be held at Albany Octo? ber ?lth. The notorious Jose Mansfield, whoso association with James Fiske, Jr., is so well remembered, iii keeping a gambling" house in paris. Millions of fish were killed in Borraic Bayou last week by amtaoD?a that es? caped from the iee factory at Houston,' ? esas. If one-half the stories about? tte un'-, healthy condition of the White House amount to anything, they ought to pui. Guiteau in there as soon as they get thc Pr?sident out. General Fitzhugh Lee will marshal, three thousand Virginia militiamen at Yorktown. An exchange says: "Plump girls are again in fashion." They have never out of fashion io this bailiwick. There are three Presbyterian churches in Pickens county, and the fourth will soon be completed. The four Greenville Academy of Mu? sic incendiaries, the News says, have become very insolent and defiant siDce thc order staying execution in their cases, and seem determined to make Sheriff Gilrcatb's future duty a pleasant one. A Liberal is defined by a Virgiuian as "a man who is willing to get office iu any way he can." Have we any Liberals hereabouts ? A chap in Oregon married four wives within ten milos of each other, and wasn't found out until the four happen? ed tc meei, at a pic-nic and showed the. same kind of dollar-store errr-rrngs. The chair in which John Hancock sat when he attached that handsome Sig? natare to the Declaration of indepen? dence, now stands iu St. Paul's Church at Norfolk, Va. A Connecticut man wouldn't be? lieve thtit an attempt had been made to assassinate the President* and uotbing could convince him but a journey to Washington. They wouldn't let him ?ce the President and be went home mad. Taxation for Sta*e purposes in 2veva da is ninety cents on the one- hundred dollars. This is the largest State tax? ation in the Union, and yet it fails to enable the authorities to meet curreat^^ expenses, which arc over- thirty thous? and dollars a month. James Barns, of Ohio, ate a maten with a ??OO-pound hog the other day, thc provisions being pudding and milk: James ate from a pau and the hog front' a trough and the hog was meanenough to beat his riyal by two minutes, Near Chattanooga they have estab? lished an industry novel in this country. It is a sheen dairy for the manufacture of cheese. Sheep cheese is a favorite article of food in Austria, and this en? terprise, which begins with 1,000 sheep, is under the management of an Austrian; Gold is coming into thc country pret? ty freely, and the receipts for the rest of thc calendar year are estimated at twenty-five million. Meanwhile tbs elevators of the country are filled witH" grain awaiting shipment. It dees not look bad, especially as prices of produce' are considerably higher than ayearagov Bob Ingersoll : A Wisconsin woman lost her voice, went to Devil's Lake, in that State, this Summer, and it was re* stored to her. Thus, yon see, the devil is attending to business daring the lro? seasons as weil as at other times, while fashionable ministers close their busi uc.-s and go abroad to the mountains. On the 5th inst., between Pickc-ns C. H, and Easlcy Station, a colored num. Vf ta. Duke, was driving a yoke of oxen, hauling logs to a saw mill. As he was passing near the mill pond, which is surrounded by ragged banks, the oxen ran away and precipitated themselves into the pond, throwing him from tue wagon breaking Hs 5knil-, ile died in about ten minutes sfter thk>' accident. Miss Alice Til ton, second daughter of Theodore Triton, was married on Ju? ly 4, at Stuttgart, Germany, where for several years she has been studying art, to Mr. John E. Cardia of Charleston, S. C.. who for some time has been at? tached to one of the Stuttgart banks. Two daughters of the mtra-abolitionist Tilton have been married in Europe to Southern men. Miss Florence being the wife of a New Orleans gentleman* now residing ic London. Mrs. Gard" a -, and her husband will return to V country this fall with Theodore Ttl' ^a . who is uow in Europe, and will r ?gnjj in Chicago. Miss Alice pursued Tje-"art studies with such display of talc-t}lat a water color painted by hf r w ??- exhi? bited ia the last Paris Su'on. an J,-mach to her pride, it found a purchaser ai a handsome price. Judge B. C. Pressle- has purchased and presented to his wife, a tract of laud i:i Glassy Mountain township Green? ville C'z-tJty containing about 1,000 acres. Upon ia:5 traci is situated Saluda Falls. Although tuc roar of these falls can bc distinctly heard from Casar's Ilea?!, nothing WAS known of them un to seven or right years ago, when a party headed by Judge Pressley succeeded, after some difficulty, in openhig a trail to them. Persons who " have visited thc place are unanimous ia pronouncing thc falls superior to either Toccsa or Tallulah : while some of its moro enthusiastic admirers claim, that in wile-' and picturesque beauty, it is second en'y to thc celebrated Yosemite Fails cf uahmrnia. Thc price paid by Judge Prosslcy was ?800 He'pur? chased from Henry and May G. Slings" field. Small boy-'Why docs a duck put his head under tho water?" Student, with great intellect- 'For ' divers reasons.' Doy-AV hy docs he go on land?' Student-'For sundry reasons.' Doy. perplexed-"Why, did yon saj^ a duck purs ".ts in ad under water V Student, s; :?iag-*To liquidate?* its Boy - 'And why does it gb on land V Student-lTo make a run on bank." . -