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VOL. IX. FORT MILL, S. C., WEDNESDAY, .1UNE 13.1900 NO. 13. All AIIICS IS HMD. ? 1 American General May Command v. Foreign Forces. < . t CHINESE SITUATION ALARMING < ^ \ Lives of F. rclgners in (ireat Panger? ^ I McCnilrt Put in Command of tlie ^ Forces. c o c Washington. IX C.. Special. -The fol- x lowing cablegram was received at the 1 Navy DepartuientFrida.v morning from ' Admiral KcinptY, on beard the Newaik ' ?x?V ?!.? W-" * vr.t ?.nc lUKu ions: Tong Ku. Juno 5. 1900. 1 "There was a battle yesterday be- 1 tween Chinese and Boxers near Tien 1 Tsin. A large number of Boxers ex- 8 peeted to reach Tien-Tsin tomorrow. 1 I (Slimed. > "Kemp if." 1 Minister Conger, at Pekin, also has t been heard from. His to the i State Department said that there was I . no improvement in the situation and i ashed for instructions. Secretary Hay t took the message to the cabinet meet- 1 I ing. where the answer will he framed, i The State Department is steadfastly < pursuing Hie line of policy laid down ,n , ?1. *- - - - m in.- uc-K-iiiiing oi inn? Jioxer trouble, ( of avoiding any interference with Chi- ( nese internal affairs, beyond sueli measures as may be absolutely necessary for the protection of American life and property there. Especially is it determined to avoid commitment to the policies of any of the European powers whic-li might involve the United States in trouble. Therefore, notwithstanding the ominous news conveyed in Admiral Kempff's cablegram, it seems entirely probable that Minister 1 Conger will lie directed to stick to the same line of policy which he had pur- 1 sued up to this time. i It is not to be understood by this that the United States government is deerrous of evading any proper measure of responsibility and the State Department ollicinls are careful to point out that while retaining our independ ?-m i- in m iion, our government is real- 1 ly acting concurrently with t'ho Euro- j pean governments respecting this Boxer agitation. Thus, at Taku, Admiral Kempff is acting in a similar manner to tihe commanding oilicers of the foreign navy there assembled, although his orders are subject to the approval of no one. , At Tien-Tsin. forty miles up the river. which the admiral experts to be attacked. the foreign naval commands are acting together. It is said that in cuse of an emergency involving jeopardy to the lives of foreigners, the I'nited States forces at Tien-Tsin might even be directed in their general movement by the senior naval officer achore, even though that officer should happen to be a German, a Russian, a Frenchman. or an Englishman. This temporary subordination of authority might be brought about, and in fact would exist. solely through a military exigency, if Tien-Tsin is to be attacked by a vast horde of Boxers, i! is entirely conceivable. according to military practice, (urn a s,i( cPK;nul defense of I Ik- foreign lives and property in the olty can be maintained only through the assumption of the command of the foreign naval forces by one competent officer; too many captains may moan defeat, in view of this possibility the assumption of the command of the American forces ashore by Captain McCalla may be significant, it is an unusual course fbr a captain of a-hip himself to take command of a landing party, as has been done by Captain McCalla. Hitrank would correspond with that of a colonel of marines and i; may lie that he would himself he the senior officer a.i Tien-Tain and thus he obliged to assume command of the European naval : parties landed there. The naval officers here are confident that Tier.-Tsln proper is not in particular danger. The gunboat Helena will soon have the town under her guns and there are believed to be three foreign warships in position to co-operate. Havana Postal Scandnis. Havana. By Cable. The troubles of Mr. Estcs Rathbone, former director u. iiuovs, ??'wiii i<> i>" increasing. The auditor's department lias thrown out $r'>.000 worth of vouchers, including $8,000 worth of hills, which htiye been paid twice, most of tlieni at Muncle, lnd. The Fidelity Company has been notitied that it will he held responsible on Mr. Rathbone's bond. St. Louis Outrage. St. Louis, Special. A mob of furious women and boys boat and denuded Tena Kenier, a young woman who makes her living by peddling lunches among the employes of the California street car line. When the mob had stripped her to the waist, one woman daubed her with green paint, while two others held her, the jeering hoys and women of the mob applauding the outrage and throwing mud. Two shop girls were attacked by the same mob and partly denuded. Au organized "committee" of women began to visit the public schools Friday afternoon, . threatening bodily lianrn to teachers riding on the tabooed cars. ' J TO CAjLL OUf MILITIA, < ; fhe Sheriff Unable to Cop? With th< Siti atlon in Stj Louis. St. Louis Mo.. Special.?Governor Itephens, "Brigadies General H. C. ?lark. Adji Want General M. F. Bell, ol he MissouJri National Guard, police ftleinls anid a committee of citizens I vlio held conference Saturday night v'th a vie w of calling out the militia oniric*? , uisoruer in connection with 1 ho street railroad strike, were clos tod again; Sunday at police lieadinarters. The feature of the meeting vas the presentation to the Governor yf a form al written request by Sheriff 'ohlman to call out the militia, as folows: "As shd-riff of the rity of St. Louis. desire tto inform yon that there now xists in y, this city a condition of tunult. A yts of violence and disorder ire of <ln ily occurren e. I have sumtvoned t<S my assistance a large posse, md hav<e exhausted every means at ny coniiinand. but the civil authorities ire una) de to cope with the situation All oth<|:r means being exhausted. I -espectly call upon you and request hat tlifft National Guard of Missouri jt- cjnifMi out in numbers sufficient to -estore jorder and prevent further add if violeince." The t Jovernor left soon afterwards, rienera. is Bell and Clark said positively that tr.tey have not yet received any lelinit'.? orders. If the imilitia i6 called aut, it is likely that the entire National Guard of the State, comprising Four regiments and a battery, will be pressed into service. P rogress of the Enumerators. Wa shington. D, C., Special.? It liaa been reported to the Director of the Censihs that complete returns have been j made from 17.1 enumeration distr'ct j;, principally in New York and otliejr large cities. The entire enuro* eratlon of the large cities will be finished by the middle of this month, and as sjoon as they can be checked and tabulated the results will be made publie. An enumerator in the Indian Territory has informed Director Merriam that certain Indians there refuse to reply to questions contained in the census; schedule. The Director advised him to let the matter drop, as an effort to compel the Indians to reply would probably lead to serious difficulties. Ilanna Will Be Re-Elected. 'Washington, 1). C., Special.?It is j stated on high authority that Senator ! I i anna will succeed himself as chair- ! man of the Republican national com- j mittce and will conduct the coming ' campaign. The only thing which can j change this programme, it is stated, is i some change for the worse in the Senator's health. Senator Hanna and Secretary Dick had a long conference with the President about political matters in general. Mr. Dick will go tc Philadelphia next Monday, and Senator Hanna will arrive there on the I3tt inst. Native Police Did the Work. .Manna, uy Cable.?General Pio del Pilar, the most aggressive and most persistent of the Filipino leaders, whc was captured as previously cabled to the Associated Press, was made a prisoner at GGnadaloupe; six miles east ; of Manila, by some of the Manila na- : tive police. Upon information receiv- I ed that Pio del Pilar was to be at a ' certain house. Captain Par a and twelve l policemen proceeded in a launch to ' Guadeloupe where, aided by a de- < tacliment of the Twenty-first infantry, ! thej surrounded the house, captured , the general and brought him to Manila ! this morning, where he was positively identified before the provost marshal. Killing at Ocala. Oeala, Fla., Special.?Joe Pitts, a well known citizen of Kendrick, hecame intoxicated and went to the 1 house of \ rs. Chappell. The letter's son. Will. s;eing Pitts enter the house, ran to his mother's protection armed 1 with a shot-gun. Pitts attempted to 1 shoot young Chappell, but the latter emptied a load of buckshot into the former's body. Pitts died a few hour* later. Graves at Camp Chase Dccorat- d. Columbus, O., Special.?Palmetto wreaths from South Carolina, Magnolias from Tennessee, daisies and roses from Kentucky, and flowers from North Carolina were Saturday afternoon strewn on the graves of the (kinfederate soldiers who sleep in the old burying ground at Camp Chase. Sectionalism was forgotten, members of the Grand Army taking cousypieuous part and floral contributions were ad numerous frt>m Federals as Confedertes. IDIRItNI OF CONGRESS ? :cssion of Both Houses Closed on Thursday. ft ANY MEASURES WERE ENACTED. ? I he (iold Standard Bill, Porto Rican Act and Plan of (iover?ment For Hiwaii. I After a session marked by much leated discussion and the transaction f legislation of great importance to he whole country. Congress adjourn d on Thursday. Following is a sum- ! nary of its work, from the Wasuing011 Post: The record of the first session of inc <*ifty-Sixth is now closed, ind it is possible to survey the inportant work it has accomplished luring the last six months. It has been j i busy Congress, the busiest, according ! o veteran officials in many years. In ; ;ome respects the work has been less 4\citing than that of the preceding | Congress, which covered the dramatic j jo rod v<hen war was declared against ' Spain, and also tlie period of reconstruction and treaty making with Spain following the successful close of ho war. Hut in work actually accomplished and started toward accomplishment, the record of the present session stands well in comparison with the lost energetic Congresses. Our new territorial possessions have received much attention, and while there has been no definite action as to the Philippines or Cuba, a form of gov- j eminent and a means of raising rev- , enuo has been provided for Porto Iticc and a comprehensive territorial form j of government has been given to Haw- j aii. The financial act lias made im- 1 portant changes in the laws relating tc ! the parity of the metals, the bonded ) indebtedness, national banks and tlie ^ security of the Treasury by a gold reserve. THE NICARAGUA CANAL HILL. The Nicaragua Canal bill has passed the House, and is on the calendar o) the Senate ready for attention when ( Congress reconvenes. The anti-trusl bill is similarly advanced. The anti ' trust constitutional amendment has : ' defeat recorded against it. The Pacific cable measure has passed the Senate and is awaiting final action in the i House. The exclusion of Brigliam 11. Robert* from a seat in the House because o! ' his polygamous status, the refusal ol the Senate to admit Mr. Quay on tin j appointment of the governor of l'enn- . sylvania, and the sensational charges ! investigation and developments in tin , Senate in the case of Mr. Clark, ol , Montana, have added some exciting j personal phases to the session, Invea- i tigations have been prolific, including the inquiry into tlie Coeur d'A lent | mining riots in Idaho, the various in- i quiries on polygamy growing out ol the Roberts case, and more recently the Senate investigation of the posta' and other irregularities in Cuba. The total of appropriations cannol yot be stnted with exa< tness ius fivt j bills are pending, but it is approximately $700,000,000 for the session The Senate, in executive session, has been occupied to a considerable extent with important treaties. Of these the treaties with Great Britain and Germany closing the tripartite government in Samoa and awaimng to tin i United States the island of Tutuila ; with its valuable harbor of Pago, hat been ratified, while the commercial re ; ciproeity treaties with l'Tnnce and tin British West Indian Islands and the llay-Pauncefote treaty concerning thi i inter-ocean canal go over without ac i tion. NEW LAWS ON THE ST A TUT i- : BOOKS. Of the legislation actually accomplished and now on the statute books the financial act is regarded jus tin ' chief achievement of the year. Tin I noteworthy feature of the debate or this measure in the House was thai | party lines were broken to some ex | tent, a number of Democratic members trom tne Kastern and Now Knglunt States joining with tlie majority ii j passing it. In the Senate, also, part] lines were not entirely regarded. Senators Lindsay and Caffery voting for the , measure and Senator Chandler agains it As it became a law by the l'resi i dent's signature on March 14, It makei ' Bpecille the declaration of the golc I standard, provides a Treasury reserve of 1150,000.000, establishes a division of issue and redemption of the Treasury, provides for the redemption anc reissue of interest-bearing bonds yl the t'nitcd State:- and make new reg illations as to national hanks then 1 Circulation, establishment in snial : communities, and the tax they pay The act also contains a specific declaration that its provisions "are not in tended to preclude the accomplishment of international bimetallism." F'osto Rico legislation has been tht j most fruitful thmne of controversy in ! and out of Congress during the sesiion. The discussion first turned on thf revenue bill lnwimr .* rlutv i rent, of the Dingley rates on Porte iiico goodt,. The majority of the Wayt Mid Means Committee urged the constitutionality and necessity of this ourse, while the minority, re-cnforc<<5 by Nlh McCall, of Massachusetts, a member of the majority, malntuitieri that the Constitution of t?e United Spates extended to Porto Kico. and that ^oi.gicSb wan IliiitiguiaUil^ ?? uew and dangerous precedent by giving the island any other law than that of the rest of the country. PASSAGE OF THE PORTO RICAN Excitement ran high under the spur of widespread public attention. The debate \ in the House was signalized by the division of the majority, which for a time made the result doubtful, but the bill ultimately passed. The con. test in the Senate was animated but less acute, the Senate changing the etu

tiro scope of the measure by adding a complete lbrm of civil government. In this form, raising revenue and establishing an island government, the measure became a law. subsequently it was amended so as to limit corporate franchises, and on the President's recommendation an act was passed appropriating for the use of Porto Itico for the $2,095,455 collected from island sources since its acquisition. Next in importance in the accomplished work of the session is the act 'to provide a government for the Territory of Hawaii."' The debates on it n the Senate and House aroused little jivision. save on matters of detail. The act provides a system of government much like that of Territories, with a governor appointed by tlie President, a legislature of two houses, franchise rights practically the same as these of voters in the Pnitcd States, with the additional qualification that a voter shall he "able to speak, read and write the Knglish or Hawaiian language." Administrative and judicial officers are provided, and the island is given a Delegate to the House of Hopressenta- ' tives of the United States, chosen by the people, with a right to debate in the House, but not a right to vote. CUHA AND THR.Jvitl LIPPINES. The Philippines and Cuba have occupied much attention in tli;> way of ucbate and the adoption of resolutions of inquiry. The Spooner bill providing that when all insurrection against the authority of the United States shall lie at an end then all military, civil, and judicial powers shall, unless otherwise provided by Congress, bo carried on under ths direction of the President, formed the basis of the Senatorial dehate on the Philippines, hut was fruitless of action. The only legislation as to Cuba is of a comparatively minor character, relating to Cuba shipping. The extradition bill, applying to all insular possessions and dependencies, ! has passed both Houses and doubtless \ will become a law. It is designed main- j ly to reach eases like that of Charles i P. W. Neely. The Nicaragua Canal bill and tlie , shipping subsidy bill are notable instances of legislation partly advanced during the present session, but not en- j acted into law. The canal bill has passed the House and has been made the! special order in the Senate, beginning December 10 next. The shipping Dill is . 011 the calendar of tach House, with favorable recommendation from a ma- j jority membership of the Senate and House committees. ATTENTION PAID TO TRUSTS. Anti-trust legislation has come prominently into attention in the llou-e at thr el OB* of the session, the House hav- j ing passed a new anti-trust bill and j defeated a < (institutional tun* ailment. j The Senate has passed a bill fo.* a cable to the Philippines and beyond, to J be constructed and continued under government, control, but no action has j been taken on it in the House. The restriction of oleomargarine has boon productive of considerable agitation, mainly in committee, and a radical restrictive bill has been reported to the 1 iOUoC. The general pension laws have been materially change*! by the present Con- ! gross, largely as a result of th" efforts of the Grand Army of the Republic, which secured the passage of a bill amending the law of June .7. 1S9*>. so i .is to permit the "aggregating" of disaI.IISC n.l ..hnnnln.r ll,.. nmolclnn o a I miiiiiid, hum ' nmit.,,iih *??? juwf ioiwm ? .? . to widows so that a widow :nay receive pension when she is "without i means of support other than her daily j labor, and has an actual net income j not exceeding $"">0," etc. The "free homes" act has tit last lie- , come law. It provides for the patenting ' of homesteads on the public lands acquired from the Indians, on the pay- | ment of the usual fees, and no other further charges. This opens to free ' homestead entry many millions oi acres o public lands in the West heretofore sold at suited figures per aero. Another measure passed of some general interest permits the Secretary of Agriculture to restore game birds which are becoming extinct, and provides means for the restriction of traffic in dead animals, birds, etc., from State to State, the latter provision being in part designed to limit the destruction of song birds for the sale or their plumage. PRESERVATION OF FRIGATE CONSTITUTION. Among tlir other miscellaneous acts of the session are those for the pre-| nervation of the historic frigate Constitution and extending the work of the twelfth census. Considerable general legislation i.carried on appropriation hills. These provisions include the amendment to the Military Academy bill, niu.ving the commanding general of the army : lieutenant general, and the adjutant general of the army a major general; also the amendment to the sundry civil bill appropriating $">.000,000 for the St Louis Exposition. Both of these bills are still ponding. The naval appropriation hill adds two battleships, three .armored cruisers, three protected cruisers, and five submarine boats to the naval strength, and may Include special legislation as to armor-plate and u ?,*>?<-i i iiiaiii. iiit' otiiet appro- i priation bills in the main carry the usual government supplies. The Alaska code bill, giving a complete civil system of laws to the territory. has passed both houses and uitboubtedly will become a law. Other measures which have passed one house ' or the other, but are still pending, iu- 1 elude those for the election of Senators I by the people; authorizing the l'resi- > dent to appoint a commission to stuAy ,( commercial conditions in China and ; J?pan; for increasing the efficiency of the army by making serivice in the ' staff corps temporary; extending the eight-hour law. and increasing the an- P nual allowance (o the militia of the w country from $100,000 to $1,000,000. 1 Commissions Issued. Washington, O. C.. Special.?111 ac- j1 cordnncc with the provisions of the ^ Military Academy appropriation bill, p the President has issued commissions 1 to lieutenant Clcneral Nelson A. Miles, d commanding the army, and Major (Jen- ' eral 11 t\ Corbin. adjutnnt genera, of j" the auny. These arc recess appoint- j. incuts ami will he nominated to the t Senate at its next session in Herein- S kr. -I I Gov. Oatc5 Kills n Negro. I, Montgomery. Ala.. Special. Ex-Hoy- ( ernor \V. Dates, shot and killed a ' negro man at his residence in tliis eity h Saturday night, General Dates heard a pistol shot in his kitchen, and 011 investigation found his cook lying 1 dead, killed by a negro. The lie- e gro. whose name is not known, started '' towards the Governor, pistol in hand. 1 Not paying any attention to warnings not to advance, Governor Dates shot , and killed him. ri Hotel burned. ' Norfolk. Va.. Special. The Hotel ? Norfolk, formerly the Pureeil House, 1 a large six-story hotel on Main 81root, .1 caught tire Friday night on the fifth s floor from some unknown cause. The flames spread quickly through to the ' roof. The fire department soon had water playing on it. The flumes were t finally extinguished, hut the entire building is damaged by the Hood of water played upon it. \ The President's Movements. Washington. P. Special.?It j seenis probable the President will tnot go to Canton until the latter part 1 of the month, and certainly not until ' after the national Republican conven- *" tion in Philadelphia, on June r.t. A large number of letters have been re- 1 ceivcu at the White House from presidential organizations in different ' parts of the country, stating that it '' was their intention to stop in Washington for an hour or two on their ' way to the Philadelphia convention to pay their respects to the President. ^ t PAPA FROG AND THE TADPOLF.S , Ills Children Clinic to II In Hack Till They Are HIr Knougli to I.euve. A male frog with little tapoleK living on his back was discovered lately by Dr. August Brauer of Marburg, Germany. For a little fellow it has a ( pretty long name, but perhaps its pa- j, ternal devotion has earned it the Ion if t I,atln name, arthroleptis seychellensl^ boettger. rt lias been noticed bcfor3 |i tliat in somo species of frogs living ir? i Venezuela and tlie island of Trinidad ;1 the male bears the young on its back, to which they hold by their mouths. ' But this new species Is th 5 first 0110 *' 011 which so many as nine little ones v were discovered, and besides they do ( not hold on by their months, but seem ^ to be stuck to the papa frog's back and t sides by some gummy substance which ^ holds them in place until they are t IHMIS'I *' fin t" iur I lit* III SCI VPB. r It is u wonderful device of nature, that n tho female sometimes deposits hnr fi eggs on the hack of the male, where ^ they hatch out. and the little tadpoles ' grow until they attain a certain size. 1 Such is. of course, not the case with our common frogs, but in these raro species only lately found by naturalists is a strange reversal of what seems to us to be the usual law that tho mother takes care of tho young. In this species the eggs are not laid on tl the hack of the male, hut on the it ground, and only after they are " hatched do they take up their position ' on papa's hack. And there they ride f< until they are big enough to walk " around and look for their own food. ^ Tim iliip'a Kr??r<l for lli? Fog. All over Japan you will see images of foxes old foxes, with their noses t! (hipped and their ears broken oil; M older foxes still, with a growth of hi moss on their backs; sly. alert, foxe... ai with noses perked smartly in the air; w great foxes and little fo\> rages and clowns, all kinds and degrees showing the prevalence of this belief in the land of 'the wistaria and the fan. and also showing in what respect the " fox is held, 'ays a traveler. It is curl- xv ous to note that In all countries the fox above all other animals lias been considered to exert great influence and power. All nations have legends of Sj which the cunning and intelligence of jr the fox 13 the theme. r( WINTHROP COM MENCEMENT, lass-Day and Graduating i:\crcisesat Rock Mill. Three store and live "sweet girl raduates" were seated on the stage t Winthrop Tuesday morning when lie hour arrived for the class day ex. n isi s. i ne graduating class was in ontrol of the situation and the pretty xereises entertained the large gatherig of friends from the city and from ifferent sections of the State; for the arents of many of the young ladies 'ere present to rejoice with their aughtcrs in this the close of a busy ut happy school life. The :il graduates in the four years' ( orinal course with the degree of aehclor of arts this year are Misses laggie Connor. Orangeburg; Ida Corett. Hampton; Nellie Cunningham, leaufort; Ollie Klder. York; Inez Peeler. Clarendon; I)oeia Folk. Colleton; ailie llarvin. Clarendon; Cora Hug-, ins. Williamsburg: Fannie Johnston, 4 tarnwoll; (lertrude King, Aiken; Mith lanyea, Orangeburg; Rosa Melon. Orangeburg; Gertrude Mitehell, aluda; Jeanette Murdoch. Abbeville; nnet Mclatre, Chester; Paris Neal, aincaster; Luey Reed. Dorchester; lloise Scaife. Spartanburg; Seltna hirlev. Anderson; Emmie Tindal, 'larendon: Beulali Walden, Spartanurn: Nannie Wallace, Cheater; Mary Iwaffleld. Richland. Those who graduated with the deroe of Lioenoiate of Instruction after three years' course are Misses Mazie Ireland, Berkeley; Julia Gregg, Flornec; Millie Lynn, Chester; Eva Verier. Beaufort; Lvdia Taylor, Lexingon; Josie Platte. Berkeley. In the literary department, full nurse, with degree of bachelor of arts he following finished the course; Agios Douglas. Chester; Louise Gillepie. York; Anita Hall. Chester; Berlin Kirkley. Sumter; Mayne Me- % rteekin. Fairfield; Cora McRae, Maron; Lila Neal, Anderson; Mary Alice leaves, Marion; Scotia Meid. York; eannie Sprunt, i* i.. Fannie Wilon, York; Virginia Norrts. Anderson. Miss Ethel Welliorn of Anderson is lie only graduate in the department ' ., if science, and Miss Edith Howard ' , Itewart of Rock Hill has completed lie full course in music. There are quite a number of special itildieuts who have finished the ourse selected by themselves and vere given certilieates of proficiency. These are. In Stenograph v and Typewrit inn ? diss Willou Moyil. lamrens; Miss htdie Mao ltyrd, Darlington; Ada 'asey. Anderson; Mary Cummings, ilay Fllison, Mary Sledge and Beulah j pears. Miss Willie Southard. 1'nlon, corideate in industrial branches. Dressmaking Misses Mullic Breeale, Itarnette Miller, Margaret Tripette. Lucia Bradley and Klla Parks. Millinery- Bessie Dove, lillerbe tiehhourg. Margaret Spears, Ronnie vnderson, Mabel Crosswell, Mamie leMeekin and Cora McRae. Miss Floise Robert Scaife of Sparanhurg, the class president, welcome)' he visitors. Miss Mary Elizabeth Smith of Anlerson rend the class history, a hisory of which each of the ?I5 is prou ml the saddest page in which is tl. ast. Miss Inez Fullenwider Feldor c 'larendon read the class poem, a com losition which is creditable to her na ive talehts well trained. aiiss .leanie D. Sprunt rendered a dano solo i.i a delightfully easy and ntelligent manuer, its sprigi...>ncsa tiding tt> the effect of tin- last will ml testianient of the class of 1900. his instrument was not so doleful fter all. as it merely disposed of the liiniv inil twltlilii.u ??*.! f the seniors, bestowing them upon hose succeeding to the dignity of the raduating class. This was devised by lie class lawyer. Miss Alice McRae ol larion. The class prophecy followed, and aeli of the sweet graduates blushed, loved nneat.ily in her chair and tinned vigorously as the prophet, ? - lis-. Rosa Melton, drew aside the urtain of futurity and pictured the ineied destiny in this life of each ol er sissociates. Miss Scaife then feelingly bade the lass adieu and distnis ed the audience South Carolina News. C.ov. McSweenry lias commuted tc liree years the sentence of four years nposcd on Joseph Smith, convicted ol lanslaughter in Chesterfield county i Decomber, 1 st?7. He also commuted ) two years and eight months the senone of three years given Turnei leredith upon his conviction ir. aureus in October, 1 SOT. for the samt ffense. While a man named (Hover and Naum Rrown, plowmen on the farm ol Ir. (1. 11. Cornel-on, near Orange- I ' nrg, were riding to the field a disputt / rose over some trivial matter. Hot ords ensued and without stepping le mules they were riding it is supis ed an altercation occurred when lover whipped out his pistol and shot rown, inflicting a mortal wound, ol hich Brown died soon .after. The offers were at oner notified and the uoner with the sheriff repaired to le place of the homicide and found mt the slayer of Brown had fled heriff Dukes, however, lost no time i getting upon his trail and finally ar>sted Glover after a llvelv chass.

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