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VOL. XII. NO. 24.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. SATURDAY, MAY 30. 1896.
TRICE, 5 CENTS.
A BRUTAL MURDER.
BARNEY PERKY HEETS
Two White Hen the Gui.
A JURY'S PEOULIAB VEKDIOT.
The brutal mu ni er of Harney Perry.
Friday night, Ma 22nd on Mayo'**
Bridge by what seems now to be two
white men has attracted wide spread
lt appears that an attempt is being
niade to "hush" the matter up and
to place the killing among the list of
accidents How a coroner's jury with
County Coroner Leftwich presiding
could come lo the conclusion that Bar?
ney Ferry (colored ) died from unknown
causes when witnesses testified that he
was thrown over the bridge by two
white men and blood-stains were found
on the bridge ia a mystery to most
MB. LII'SCOMII TESTIFIED.
James Lipscomb testified as follows:
"But what I know is I -aw the color?
ed lioy and this fellow Barker. He
was sitting in tin* window and some
otlieer tapped him aa the shoulder and
tola him t j get up I invited him to
get a drink. I could not Bay whether
it was ten or half past ten. 1 nev*r
saw Mr. Barker any more. After 1
got on the bridge, about 2 o'clock. I
heard some one say, *Oh, don't.' Then
I ualyuM*uil slid rrijt ?*i??i?**wj. I SSL"?' t\V*>
m**n. 1 could not tell whether they
were white or black.
TOLD TDK AT I HOR1TE8.
1 then ran back to Richmond and re?
ported to the authorities and came
back to the britlge and found the
stains and hat on tin* spot where the
man was supposed to be thrown om r.
I then report i'd to the Manchester au?
thorities. I then came back with Mr
Jones and saw Mr Harker on the
bridge on the Manchester side I then
told Mr. Wright that 1 saw Mr. Barker
and the boy together Mr Wright
?aid Barker was always drunk, to let
him go along. Then, after seeing the
spot where the blood was, I left them.
I was not afraid to go back thei:.
CURTAIN THEY WIRK WHITE MEN.
I am certain they were two white
men who threw the body over. I was
close enough to see that two white
men threw the body over the bridge.
Dr. Leftwich here culled the atten?
tion of the witness to the fact that he
had contradicted himself by first saying
that he did not know wether the two
men he had seen tin the bridge were
white or colored, and then declaring
that he saw two white men throw ?
body over Um railings.
TIM: WITNESS' EM'I.AN \TION.
The witness explained this by saying
that he had meant to say he did not
know whether the mun thrown over?
board was white or black. One ol the
members of the jury interposed and
said he did not thin% the evidence giv?
en in by the witness should be adjust?
ed to suit what he said on second
Edward Parham, a colored employe*
of the Southern Railway, was next
examined, and in reply to questions ht
testified as follows:
MK. BARHAM'S STATEMENT
"Hetween 2 and 2:30 o'clock I sal
down by an electric light and went ti
reading. I saw one gentleman go D]
Mayo's bridge from the Richmond side
About live minutos after that I saw
two men go up there, one man tallei
than the other. After that 1 saw twi
men come back. They loitered in be?
tween. After that one of the men kep
on. I think the other went down thi
York River traek.
MET POLICE OFFICERS.
I went at far as Fourteenth street
after the lights were out, and when !
got there I saw two police officers. Om
of them asked me where I was going
I told him I worked over here, and lu
said, 'All right.' I went over an<
stopped at the company', office. I sa
there for sometime and was approach
eu by some other gentleman We re
mained there and talked for sometime
1 then went to the opposite side o
Fourteen street,and this other gentle
man came along and asked me wha
did they ask me. 1 said to him the;
asked me where 1 was going. I mea:
the policeman asked me. I then askei
the man what did the policeman as
I did not know the man. but wouli
know him if 1 saw him. Yes.I recog
nize Mr Barker as the man. That wa
about 2:80. as near as I can come to it
It was after the officers went off th
bridge that 1 saw Mr. Barker. Il
asked me if I were going over th
bridge, and I told him no He was
stranger to me. The last I saw of lui
he was going towards Manchester,
knew the boy who was killed.
THB COLOR OF THE MKN.
I could not recognize one as a coloi
ed man because the lowest man was o
the outside. You can recognize
white man by the electric light,
was close enough to identify the fin
man as a white man. I said there wi
a small man and a tall man togethe
The one this side was dressed in dar
clothes and had on r. derby hat.
said I cou'd not see the small mai
This man Barker had on a light suit*
clothes as he has now. I could not sn
he was one of the twe tKat went ti
wards the bridge."
The next witness was Sergeant Ote;
of the First District. He told how 1
had accompanied Mr. Lipscomb to tl
bridge and found a straw hat and son
few clots of blood. He further testiih
to having met Barker near the Allegh
ny railroad trestle and to have spoken
him. Barber had been drinking, bi
said nothing to excite suspicion, ar
was let go on. He told the officers th
he had just left Mr. Baker's saloo
and investigation showed this to 1
true, and that he had been there c
and on from ll o'clock.
THB Ml'RliBRBP MAN'S COMPANION.
After Sergeant Otey's examinatk
was completed. J. H. Ba-ker, the whi
man who was in company with Her:
on the night of his death, was exami
ed. He told how he, in company wii
Henry, came to Richmond and had se
eraidrinks. While in Baker's salot
drinking, some of the crowd teased
Herry about the students, and he left
the place and went out on the street.
He was persuaded to come back and
remained for a while, and after the
crowd wer.t out on the street Herry
left and went up towards 14th st. while
he ( Harker)returned to the bar.
After the examination of Geo Whit?
low, one of the men who found Perry's
body. Alice Southall, colored Sergeant
A. 8. Wright of the Manchester Police
force, the jury took the case and re?
turned a verdict that the deceased
came to his death from unknown causes
THOSE TELL. TALE WOlNlls.
The post mortem examination held
Tuesday afternoon by Dr. Leftwich,
the county coroner, assisted by Dr. R.
D. Garciu, developed the fact that the
dead man's neck had been broken by
the fall from the bridge; there was an
ugly wound on the side of the head
just above the left ear, about two inches
deep, and there were several abrasions
of the skin of th?> face The wounds
were of such a chi r icter us to denote
that they were all sustained by the fall.
No marks such as might be received
in a struggle were found on the corpse.
Tbe body was interred in Maury Ceme?
Closing Exercises of Hartshorn Memorial
The Commencement Exercises of
Hartshorn Memoriul College began
Sunday, May 17, with the baccalaure?
ate Sermon, b> Dr. Tefft at the First
Baptist Church It was a scholarly ef?
fort, teeming with good advice and
wholesome food for the thoughtful
Wednesday night launched forth
fourteen bright young women to do
service for the Master in uplifting
The essays were both practical and
interesting, giving evidence that the
foung ladies had boen taught to view
ife from the proper stand-point The
delivery of the essays was clear and
smooth, show ing the impress of their
inimitable teacher, Miss Half-Kenny.
Thursday morning at 10 a.m. the
members of the Alumna* Association
held their Annual Business meeting.
At Ti p.m. of the same date they had
their Reunion and Supper.
The Association was fortunate in se?
curing Rev. W. H. Brooks, D. D , of
Washington, I). O . for the speaker of
the evening, and Prof. Vassar for the
Hoet The subject: "Education asa
Factor in the uplifting of the Negro
Race," was treated in a masterly man?
ner Unfortuately Hrof. Vassar wai
unable to be present hot in his absence
the poem was well rendered by Miss
Mary A. Tefft The poem, "The Nt w
Morning," is a gem.
An indispensible feature of all these
exercises was the music, under the di?
rection of the peerless music teacher,
Mrs. Rosa K. Jones. At no time hat
t he music been surpassed in excellence.
The Hartshorn Chorus consists of some
line voices and they sang with a def ree
of harmony, accuracy and spirit that
was most pleasing. A Medley, arrang?
ed by Mrs. .Jones, was highly appreci?
ated, judging from the rounds of ap?
plause, with which it was greeted.
Too much praise cannot he given to
Hrof Tefft and his corps of teachers
for the excellent work which they are
doing for young women, and conse?
quently for the race, at Hartshorn
Madame F. P. Walker is preparing a
beautiful operetta culled, the 'Musical
Enthusiast" to be given rt the True
Reformers' Hall June 22, 189?.
Among the male singers will be
found Messrs Joseph Vandervall,
Simms, Standard, Osborne, Wilder
brothers, Ellis, Hope, Jones, Forres?
ter, Thomas, Wells, Jackson, Morris
and several others. Mr. W. B. Rich?
ardson of Duluth, Minnesota will tak?
part; or the character of Professor
Crotchet and the girls will present a
scene of beauty and grace. Watch for
Madame Walker always seeks to sat?
isfy the public in her entertainments.
The services of Prof. Augustine of New
York has been secured in training the
Fanny P. Walker.
Y. M. 0. A. NOTES.
At 4 p. m. last Sunday large numbers
of boys gathered under the leadership
of Master Clifton Cabel, who made a
very impressive talk to the boys assist
ed by Brother J. W. Tribbey and the
General Secretary. The boys'meeting
is a great help to them.
All who heard Lawyer J. R Pollard
last Sunday, felt that they were paid
for their visit to the Men's meeting
Mr Thomas M. Crump and Director
C. 0. Williams accompanied by Mr.
H. B. Burwell, added much to the
meeting by the choice solos which they
rendered. Much to our surprise we
found that there was a treat in store
for the men, when we discovered that
Assistant State Secretary Walkar and
Mr. Hopkins, who favored us with
three solos, which were greatly enjoy?
ed by all Our brethren are coming
again soon. Watch.
Rev. R. O. Johnson will explain the
Sunday-School lesson to-day 5 :30 P.
Meeting in the jail Sunday ll a. m.
Boys' meeting Sunday. 4 p. m.
President R. T. Hill will address the
men of the city Sunday, 5:30 pm, at
True Reformers' Hall Solos will b*i
rendered by W. Q. Moon of Manchester
and Director CC. Williams. Free to
The contest is still being pushed hy
Closing of the Y. M. 0* A. Night School
Last Monday Evening at 8 P. M
Many gathered to witness the exer?
cises by the school and friends. Pro
gramme:?Song by the School, Hrayei
by Director Nelson Williams, Solo bi
E I). Thomas, Welcome Address by J
A. Brown, Select Reading by F. Ford
Duet by Mesdames Burrell and Slang!
ter, Essay, "Ambition" by Miss Eller
Armistead, Addresses by Dr. S. H
Dismond, Director M B. Jones ant
Rev M. E Gerst.
Prizes were awarded the following
ftt scholars: A. D. Price, Gold Medal t<
W. H. Crymes; Dr. S. H. Dismom
Webster's Dictionary to Miss Ellet
Armiated.and Principal W. A. Mitch
ell, Pen and Inkstand to Miss Eller
Galego Song God be with you 'til
we meet again ; Bendiction by Direc
tor M. B. Jones.
School will open Monday, October 6
t-h For low prices and fine goods, cal
v- on Mr A. F. Oliver, N. K. corner of Sd
>n and Baker.
MORE ABOUT IT.
THE APPEAL OF MARY
A Voice From Penitentiary.
Mi HY B HIS ES WANTS
Happy Over Her Daugh?
ter's Release,But Un?
A SI UBBORN FIGHT A HEAD
AM INTERESTING MISSIVE
Pokey Will Make Her Statement to the
There are no new developements in
the Lunenburg case. The clerk of tin*
county court of Prince Edward is pre?
paring a copy of the record of the case
which will be duly attested hy Judge
Cm te and will be in shape to be pre?
sented to the Judge Ol the Circuit.
As the evidence is embraced in this re
cord, it will be quite voluminous and
require much care in the copying.
It is general y conceded that the
evidence was insufficient to convict
and tho prosecution is now in a worse
predicament than ever.
None of the Collard money or prop?
erty has been traced to any of the
Counsel for the women have in their
possession facts which while not ne
ce?-ury io bo used in ihe court would
he powerful in their presentation to
the Chief Executive if it were neces?
It is known and can be asserted with
ahsolute certainty thai Mary Aberna?
thy knew nothing of the murder.
When she left the Collin il house the
murderer or murderers approached and
did their cruel and bloody work
Solomon Marab'e declares in solemn
tones that the women are innocent
anil that fa white man forced him to
assist bim in killing Mrs Collu il.
There are many enquires concerning
Mary Barnes, the mother of Cokey.
She is now serving ? ten year sentence
in the penitentiary. The failure to
make out a case against Hokey Barnes
i-ettles her ease, and as soon as Mary
Abernathy's is disposed of the (iovern
or will be appealed to.
MARY HARNKs' I'liKDIrAMINT.
The collapsing of the conspiracy the?
ory proves Mary Barnes innocent. Mie
could not have participated in tte mur
der for Mr. Pollard, the husband of
the murdered lady says she was work?
ing in the field with him. The follow?
ing letter from Mary Barnes will ex?
My Deak Daughter,
I take the opportunity of writing
you a kind letter and I hope when you
receive my letter it will lind you en?
joying the best of health, al it leaves
me in very good health. We had a
grand meeting this morning. We had
baptizing, and two persons were bap?
tized. I would be very glad to
you You must come to see me as
?OOn as you can.
I have been quite frick with that same
old misery in my head that I have every
Spring. 1 have been feeling better to?
day than I have been for two months
NKNDINli FOR GOOn Till NUS.
We are going to have flower mission
over here. Fix me up a box of some?
thing to eata nd send it to me next
week Be sure and send me a big
white apron. Be sure ami send me the
box by the middle of the week or Fri?
1 enjoyed those things which you
sent me so much. O, I can't tell you
how 1 do feel in this place. Tell your
papa to come over here next week and
bring me some money; if he cannot
bring any money tell him to bring me
a sack of flour and sugar. If you think
that it is best to write and see about
the children I want you to write, but if
you don't think it is best for you to
write you better not do so.
PRAYER ALL 1-OWKRFUL.
This is a beautiful Sunday, and 1
wish I could be with you. I hope you
are enjoying yourself. You must pray
for yourself and me. You must pray
every day and all the time and the
Lord will help you and keep you safe
from harm and danger. Trust God
and no man can hinder; for God is
Lord of all and King of Kings. Only
I have not been punished since I
have been here. I have DOM getting
along all right with my work. 1 hope
we will see each other and all live to?
gether again very soon.
LOVE TO FRIENDS.
Mr. Burrell has been over lo see me
and several ladies came with him All
the ladies have brought me nice pres?
Give my best regards to Mr. Mitch?
ell and tell him it is past my mind
what to say to him for what he ha.
done- I cannot tix it in words but
(lod will flx all things. I have two
good guard masters to work under, and
a nice lady that watches over us 1
put all my trust in the Lord. Write to
me next week and tell Mr. Mitchell tc
come over and eoe me next week.
Lizzie sends love to you and glad tc
know that you are free again. Be sure
to send me something next week.
Tell Mr. Mitchell that I feel so grate
fut to him, that all I can say, and to al
others who helped to defend ns in tri ii
No more at this time. Write soon
Many kisses. Here is a lock of rn]
Your affectionate old mother.
Pokey was much wrought up ove
this letter and spoke in mournful tone
of "Marmy," as she calls her.
Previous to this, she had been like i
bird out of a cage, happy and joyous
A STATEMENT OF TH K FACTS.
She is naturely of a lively tempera
ment. Kditor Mitchell has lieeu en
gaged in taking her statement in de
tail relative to her experiences durinj
the trial ordeal through which she ha
passed, lt will be intensely interest
ting, and will be illustrated vs ith pic
tures |drawn by him, and will soot
appear in the Plan kt under the can
tion of "Pokey's Own Story." W
This helpless woman says she wash
?in ? photograph taken hy Editor Mitchell in the Virginia Penitent iary.]
She hid just bewailed the condition of her daughter Pokey,who
was then tinder sentenced of death, hut lins sinee heen 'acquitted
and had sriid, "Poor Pokey ! poor Pokey !and I herein the peni?
ed for for seven in family, cooked
and milked three cows for ($2 60) two
ll ol In ra uni! ? h"If V?r month HV.ii
tiiis. was payable in goods secured from
the stores. And this was a good price
she says for that ?OOt-Os-i She was
satislied and had no complaints to
make, as they did not want to pay her
Aunt Mary Writes Again
liYNcnuiKij, V\ , If ay 25, 1886.
Dear Sir: ?I received your kind
and welcome letter and 1 was glad to
hear from you lt found BR well. If
I uet anew trial in-lune I think 1 will
get clear. I wish you would come up
here I want to see you. Baby is get?
ting on very well and I wish you could
Oriya my love to all of my friends
Tell them that 1 want to see them all
so bad. You must be --ure to oona up
here. (Jive my love to Bokey. I will
close. Yours truly.
Ma uv Ahkunathy
LIVE LIZARDS AND FROGS.
Stranee Contents in the Stomachs ofTw
Trenton, N. J., If Of 23.?Miss Km ma
Large, tbe young women who emitted
a live lizard ten days ago, was buried
to-day. Miss Large was but 83 years
of age, and exceedingly popular The
girl had been ill for eight weeks with
stomach troubles which bathed several
physicians, and which finally yielded
to the treatment given by Dr Lalor.
A lizard was disgorged. Blood poison?
ing followed, and she died Tuesday,
last. Members of tVe family think that
tin* girl drank the lizard in water tal en
from a spring.
Following tbe unusual case of Miss
Large comes another almost similar
in kind, but which may not re
suit fa'ally. Miss Robeotta Comfort of
o IS Liberty street, this city, vomited
four frogs, now on exhibition in Dr.
M ullen's otliee.
Min Comfort, a woman of 46 years
and exceedingly corpulent, who has
heen sick since the lirst of the year,
had stomach troubles. She suffered
intense pain, and her abdomen became
very much distended. She felt at time*
that she was being bitten by some in?
sect, and had distinct twinges that in?
dicated something moving in her in
testines. On the afternoon of May 16
she emitted four frogs. One was per?
fectly developed and the others wert
embiynonie The woman is now ai
Shannock with her sister and is grad
nally recovering, although there ii
danger of blood poisoning. She har
frequently drunk spring water but hoi
LOOK! LOOK!! LOOK!!!
Annual meeting Independent Order o
(it.od Samaritans and Daughters o
Suffolk, Va., June 12,1890.
Mr. Q Wm. Moon, Box 61, Manches
ter. Va. ;
I have this day is
sued authority for the sale of ronni
t rip tickets from points on lines in thi
Association within the state to Suffolk
Va, on the basis of the enclosed dis
tance tariff, on account of the abov
Tickets to sold June 7, 8, and 9th, fl
nal limit June 18th.
The following rates will govern com
petitive and junction points:
Belfield to Suffolk and return.$2.7
Burkeville. 4 4
Clarkeville. 5 6
Danville. 7 7
Jeffress Junction. 5 6
Lynchburg. 7 2
Petersburg. 2 9
South Boston. 7 1
W. If. FlT/.t.BRAI.D,
To the Samaritans working under th
State ti rand Lodge, No. 6:
Your annual meetin
will take p'ace in Suffolk, Va., Jon
9th?12th, and your attention is hen
by called to the above circular an
rates. You are hereby notified to ai
tend if possible t . business of grei
importance claims your attention, bi
sides some steps must be taken to pu
off the debt due by the S. M. A. A.
There will be on lune 10th at 12 rn
a grand parade, headed by the In
form rank of Norfolk, and in line w\
lie the National Secretary, John 1
Williams of Newark, N. J. Bc ?
hand and make this one of the gram
est sessions that the order hus know
Yours for the good of the order,
Q Wm. Moon Et. W
A farm laborer in India is fortoJMi
if bc receives IO OntBtal a day for lubo
lug from duwil until dark.
Personals and Briefs
Tl.. XT_? ll_ ? (ll-ri-.
? . i .-*. i.ttiiuj rtiicn un vyiiaae *o*vjf
called on us.
-Kev. *.. L. Murray of Indianapo?
lis, Ind., called on us.
-Rev. R. R. Hamilton of Mecklen?
burg Co .called on ns.
-Mr. Charles Denier of Newport
Nows, V"., called on us this week.
-Mr. W. B Taylor of Cumberland
Co., was in the city and called on us.
-Mr. William Lee left $2 00 at
this oliice for the Lunenburg Case.
Many, many thanks.
? Hov. A. Smith of Indianapolis,
[nd , and Dr. W. P. Anderson and wife
of Toledo, O., called on us.
-Mr George J Teamer of Norfolk,
Va., was in the city Tuesday May 12-h,
visiting Miss Lelia Cables of North 5th
-We have received tbe initial
number of the Pcrn-acola, Fla., Age.
It is a newsy sheet, and we wish ir suc?
-A good home can be secured by a
colored female by applying to Mrs. M.
A Tyler, 1 ll? Albany Ave, Hartford,
-Rev. Dr. Samuel Christian will
preach at 20th St Baptist ("burch next
Sunday night. May 31st, at 8:30. We
desire a full house.
-Mrs. George H. Carter of Ply?
mouth, Po*( is visiting her parents at
Bowling (-Jreen, Va. >he will remain
during the summer.
-We return thanks for the invita?
tion received to attend the Commence?
ment Bxeroiaof of Allen University,
Columbia, S. C , May 29th to June 3
-The Budget and Messenger al
Americus, Ga., have combined undei
the title of the Hud get-Me ase riger with
A. Lincoln Smith, M. D.. and Col
Charles J. Russell, editors.
-We return thanks for the invita
tion received to be present at the Com
mencement Exercises of the Virginia
Seminary, Lynchburg, Va., May 29
1886 al Court St. Baptist Church.
- ?Miss Lucy R. Wilson has left tin
city for Boston, Mass., to spend th*
summer with her sister, Mrs Brand
ilson She anticipates visiting otbei
cities also during her absence from th*
-Rev T. W. Henderson, D. D.
pastor of the Bethel A. M E. Church
Indianapolis, Ind., Messrs. S. A. Har
dison, Danville, 111., John Powell, Mat
ton, 111, and W.T. Floyd of Indiana
polis, Ind., Past Grand Master of A. 1
ll., called on us.
-Mrs. T. H. Ly les of 8t Pau
Minn., pretddent of the John Browi
Monument Association, was in the cit;
last week en route to the A. M. E
General Conference at Wilmington, N
'., to address that body on tbe subject
"Should Afro-Americans Honor Jobi
-Rev. W*. H. Brooks, D. D. pasto
of the 19th St. Baptist Church, was i
the city. Ho delivered a most excel
lent address to the Alumna- Associa
lion at Hartshorn Memorial College
Thursday, May 21st. Rev. Dr. Brook
wa. looking well and was much pleas
ed with his entertainment here.
A Wide-famed Artist Galled Away.
Our well-known Miss Q. Pattie Mere
dil li of Church Kill has under advise
ment the acceptance of-i position i
one of the finest art galleries in Bui
lington.N.J. < he many inquiries a!
ready made with referer e to the mat
ter evidence the popularity of our ce.
ebra ted female artist.
A Gard of Gratitude.
Many thanks to the members of I i
G. for their courtesy shown toward ii
with our deceased one, Joseph Johr
son. May God bless you all throng
life and at last give you all a seat, wit
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
James Johnson, Jj
ALUMNI! ALUMNI!! ALUMNI!!!
The annual meeting of the Alumi
Association of the Normal School wi
he held at our Alma Mater, Mondt
afternoon, June 1st at .r? o'clock p r
Ihe election of officers, reports fro
the various departments and otb
business for the welfare of the Assoc
ation will be transacted.
J. Anorkw Bowi.kr, Pres.
Do You want to Borrow Money?
Do VOQ want to borrow money?
ill on WEST-END REAL EOT VI
(OMI'WV, No 821 W. Broad j
Moue*, loaned on -eal and psjUfPOB
property, rents collected, houses hu
0*1 easy monthly payments. Mon
nd\ ancell on r<
THE CRUEL MURDER
ON THE BRIDGE.
The Body Found
IHE ALL MM BANQUET
A (Irand Time at the Build?
INTERESTING NOTES GATHERED
HERE AND THERE.
Personals and Briefs
Manchkbter, Va., May 27, '96.
During the dark, cloudy and stilly
hours of last Saturday morning, while
many were resting in peaceful slum?
ber, and the "land of nod was all in
a dream, between tbe hours of 2 and 3
o'clock, Mr. Barney Perry was launch?
ed into eternity by some of the most
cowardly and brutally hands of hu?
man beings. He was horribly beaten
over the head on Mayo's bridge and
thrown into the James river just three
spans from the city of Richmond.
Perry was an employee of Mr. C. A
Jones, who keeps a grocery store in
the lower part of our city?lietter
known as "Skinnersviile." Perry was
well-known and was greatly entrusted
by Mr. Jones.
Only one arrest has been made (up
to this writing) and that was Joseph
N. Barker, a white Manchesterian.
hark kr's statement.
To a "Leader" man; Barker said
that he and Perry went over to Rich?
mond on the car together last night,
and that they took several drinks to?
gether. Perry, he says, sat down on a
door step on Main street and went to
sleep, when a police officer, who hap?
pened along, tapped him lightly with
his club. This seemed to frighten
him and he ran down Fourteenth
street toward the bridge. Barker call?
ed to him to come, but he paid no at?
tention. Barker claims that this is the
last he saw of him."
Joseph N Barker was the last person
seen with Perry on that night. He it
was with a white face drank with the
black faced man (no doubt off of his
[ Perry's] money) on that night. He it
was that road to Richmond on the car
with Perry. He it was that strolled
the streets of Richmond with that col?
ored man drinking here and there un?
til he [Perry] fell asleep on a door
step on Main street. He was the man
that waited while Perry slept and he
was the last man seen with Perry on
Does this seem reasonable that Bark?
er could prove an alibi? Could such
a statement stand the tests of the
court? Where are our courts of jus?
tice? Should the murderers of this
man go "scott free" and the case go
into oblivion? Echo answers, "No."
The body of Perry was brought to
our city last Monday evening. Itwas
found floating on the river near Rich?
mond Cedar Works by two fishermen
about 9:30 o'clock By much difficulty,
Undertaker James H. Cunningham se?
cured the ^body in the afternoon, and
at 7 o'clock placed it in the rear of his
As soon as it was learned that the
body of the drowned man was on its
way to Manchester in charge of Capt.
Cunningham, people were seen in large
droves walking rapidly to the under?
taker's establishment. The news
spread like wild fire throughout the
city. Hundreds of people, both White
and colored, viewed that body which
had swollen twice its size. It seemed
as if his throat was cut and in the side
of his head was a large hole. He was
buried lust Tuesday morning.
It is earnestly hoped by the citizens
of Manchester that the brave John
Mitchell, Jr., will turn every stone
in this so-called mysterious murder
case and not rest content until the
guilty party or parties have received
their just reward.
THE ALUMNI BANQUET.
On Friday night, the 22nd inst., the
Public School building was brilliantly
lighted, and one of the grand scenes
happened which only takes place once
every year, the Banquet of the Alum?
ni Association. The members and
visitors commenced to assemble at
about 9 o'clock, and thea it was that
the chit-chat and walks of the evening
engaged the attention of all present
The besutiful ladies and gentlemer
were attired in their evening dresses
Promptly at 12 o'clock the grand
march was played by Miss Malinda F
Harris and the master of ceremonies
Mr. Q. Wm. Moon led the guests tc
the heavily ladened table, where the
following menu was served :
Bo-led Smithfield ham, leg of lamb
caper sauce; potted tongue, mixe.
pickle, potato salade de laitue. Vieiv
na loaf bread, cream crackers. De?
sert: Pound cake, sponge, cthelo
french kisses, lady fingers, macaroons
mixed candy, ice cream?peach, va
nilla, strawbeny. Oranges, bananas
nuts, raisins, English cheese, coffee
Toasts were responded to by the fol
lowing persons: Our Alumni, Messrs
John R. Coghill and 8. Decatur Phil
lips; Our Profession, Mr. C. L. Win
free; Our Ladies, Dr. W. K. Atkin
and Mr.John Baker; Our Gentlemen
Misses Lelia Johnson, Etna Moon, Lu
la Baker and Laura E. H<>pson;Ou
School, Mr. T. D. Atkins; Our Reli
gion, Mr. Gordan C. Coleman; Goo*
SiKiioty, Mr. Q. Wm. Moon.
After the appetite of all had beei
satisfied, they returned to the ban
I'ueting hall and listened to sweet mel
odious music of the mandolins am
guitars. As the early hours of mon
pnt in their appearance, the guest
could be seen wending their wa
through the darkness to their severs
Committee of arrangements: Messrs
W. L. Deane, chairman ; J. H. Holmet
secretary ; Charles H. Robinson, Mist
es Winnie S. Blackwell, Lillie R. Hick
man and Lucy J. Winfree.
The following officers were electe
at the annual business meeting of th
Alumni:?John R. Coghill, president
Lucy J. Winfree, 1st vice-president
Lewis M. Scott, 2nd vice-president; (
E. Armstead, secretary ; Alma Thom]
son, treasurer: M. K. Washington, co:
The dedicatorial se .-vices at the li
al' Baptist Church 'were well attended.
ill Mr. Richard T. Coghill, Sr.,
ey J somewhat indisposed this week.
? Mr. George Fitzgerald left the ci
last Monday morning for his home in
Kenobia, West. Va.
On Monday night of last week Mr
and Mrs. (j. Wm. Moon were very
much surprised by a number of their
lady and gentleman friends of Rich?
mond. An enjoyable time was spent.
Among those present were: Misses
Mattie Cook, Fannie Robinson, Rosa
Brooks, Lillie Early, Henrietta Bac?
chus. Katie Cooke, Lizzie Burrell, Mrs.
M. E. Hill. Messrs. Jacob Wright. Jas.
Scott, Benj Cephas, W. A. Payne, W.
B. Richardson and W. J. Ferguson
Rev. J. Andrew Bowler of Richmond
filled the pulpit of the 2nd Baot int
Church Sunday evening and night.
He preached two instructive sermons.
We learn that the marriage of Miss
Elizabeth Gray, of this city, to Mr.
Lewis Williams, of New York, took
place on Thursday, 21st inst, at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R.
Mann. Messrs. E. Garland Coghill and
G. Worthington Bennett were-he ush?
Rev. L. R. Frayser of the Swanshoro
Baptist Church officiated on last Sab?
bath morning for the congregation of
the First Baptist Church. Tho rever?
end was quite interesting in his re?
marks, and was complimented by Pr.
Binga for harving preached such an
able money sermon. In the afternoon
the Lord's Bupper was administered by
Dr. Binga, assisted by Rev. Richard
At night, Rev. Daniel James of the
Rising Mount Zion Baptist (burch of
Fulton, assisted by his choir were pres?
ent, and like those from thc capital
city did their part well.
Theist Church has signified its in?
tentions of securing one thousand dol?
lars during these meetings and noth?
ing less will satisfy its demands.
Shall we have it? What say you read?
er, friend and brother?
Mr. John Allen, the brother of Mes
dames Hamih Scott, Nicie Carter and
Aaron, who died in the North was
brought to this city last week and his
funeral took place from the 1st Baptist
Church on Friday evening, tho 22nd,
Rev. A. binga officiating. A club of
young men, numbering ariout.'K), head?
ed by the 1st National Band and mar?
shalled by Mr. Tay lor led the corpse to
its last resting place. "Peace tb his
Mr. George Perkinson Munford, the
father of Mr. C. H. Munford was also
buried on the 22nd in Amelia County.
Owing to the absence of his son Sam?
uel in Bayonne. N J., the funeral was
deferred until some future time when
all will be present on the occasion.
Kx-representative Henry Hill spoke
over the remains and paid a glowing
tribute to tin* Christian life and the
many virtues of the deceased.
Misses M. E. Washington and Ida M.
Binga are on ihe sick list this we_k.
Mesdames Nancy Gaines aud Bettie
Lipscomb of Newtown are detained at
home on account of ill-health.
We failed to mention in the notes of
the banquet, Prof James Heyward
Blackwell, who made a very impres?
sive speech after the toasts had been
said. He was highly elated over the
grand appearance of his gradual'
On last Monday memorial services
were held at tbe cemeteries, (foot of
St. James St.) The beneficial clubs pa?
raded out to the cemeteries in full
dress. Marshal of the day, Wm. John
son and Simon Travers on prancing
steeds, headed the parade. Then could
be seen the white duckings of the 1st
Battalion Band, the pride of Jack-on
Ward, playing the latest marches of
the day. As they filed by, the hand?
some banner of the Lincoln Beneficial
Club could be seen. This club has
lost more members than all the rest of
the clubs combined. The members of
this club wore black cutaway suits and
carried bouquets of Bowen in their
hands and small U. S. flags in the lapels
of their coats. As they passed by, the
youngest of the beneficial organiza?
tions, St. Joseph Club came next with
black Prince Albert suits and button
hole bouquets. They made a credita?
ble showing and came out strong in
numbers. Next in line came the DOH
band, "The National," who played re?
markably well all things considered,
Following them came the oldest club
the Little Dove's with black Princi
Albert suits, handsome bouquets and .
dove mounted on frame work, covered
with flowers. They kept'up their re?
putation for good marching. Bring ur
the rear was the Messiah Associatioi
with their new banner. Their mern
bers wore black Prince Alberts, whit(
vests and gaiter tops, black pan'ts and
carried handsome bouquets. The]
presented a fine appearance.
The line of march was crowd ed witl
both white and colored spec'ators, ant
when the head of the parade reachec
Jackson Ward every porch, windov
and every inch of the sidewalk wa
taken up by a struggling mass of hu
inanity anxious to see the parade.
The line of march was as follows:
From Broad and 17th, to Venable, ti
25th, to Main, to Governor, to Broad
to Brook Avenue, to Leigh to Sain
James to the cemeteries.
About 2,500 people gathered at thi
cemeteries and listened to the address
es by Revs. J. H. Brice, W. R. Cullin
THE W- H. ANDERSON 00.
All persons desiring to become inter
ested in the establishment of the Milli
nery, Gents' Furnishing and House
hold Departments of the above name
company are cordially invited to at
tend a meeting on Monday, June 1
1898 at 5 o'clock P. M., in the large ha!
over their book-store, 222 East Broa
St .where the plans will be explained
and general information given, an
subscription to stock taken.
All seeking information are invited
These desiring positions must apply i
person to undersigned.
W. H. Anderson, Sec'y.
Cheap Bf pu tnt ion Ka-ally Os-lced.
"My son," said the aged man, "a
you are now ats mt to enter tho gre.
world thia little hit of advico may be c
great uso to you: Whenever you mak
a 10 cent purchase, shun a dollar dow
carelessly on tho counter in payment
In this way you may acquire a repute
tion for being a whole soaled folhAv t
whom money is as naught at a might
small expense. "?Cincinnati Enquirer
So many great illustrious spirits hav
conversed with w?*\ have in her scho<
been taught, as aro enough to coiisecral
distress and make ambition even wis
the frown beyond tho smile of foi tun.
Mt. Olive Bantist Ohurch.
There will be a Sunday School Mi
sioitary Meeting at 8:30 next Sunda
-tl Speakers for the hours will be J
I Smith, B. W. Whiting and many ot
isl ers. Baptizing 1st Sunday in June.
Janus M. Brown, Supt.
ty' , Pastor.
FURY OF A CYCLONE.
MUCH DAMAGE TO LIFE
300 or Hore Killed in St.
A Train Blown Oyer.
ILLINOIS, INDIANA, AND IOWA SUF-1
FEE GEEATLY FBOM THE
Boats Turned Over and Passen-l
gers and Crew Go To
a Watery Grave.
St. Lons, May 27.?St. Louis was)
-truck by a cyclone of frightful fury
late this afternoon. Hundreds of peo?
ple were killed und the property loss
is beyond estimate.
At 5.90tho clouds that had evered
the city since noon, broke into a furi
[ous storm. Within ten minutes the
wind reached a velocity of eighty
miles an b mr sweeping with it dense
waves of rain. The highest speed of
[wind previously recorded here was
[seventy-two milesan hour in August,
I.-71, Tin- screeching of the wind
j through electric wires, the crash of
(debris that swept it in every direct ion,
the Hashes from tangled wireg and
|crashing made a scene indescribable.
At9 p. m., the lowest estimate of I
[ killed in East St.. Louis and vicinity is I
placed at three hundred. Last St Louis
suffered probably the greatest, Mes?
sengers came at 7 p. m., from there
asking for physicians and nurses.
o\ TliK ic iv KB.
The steamer Libbie Conger, with
only passengers onl>oard, bound for |
Peoria, was blown hottoniside up in
the middle of the river and a number I
of persons were killed.
The steamer Delaphiu, with screw
of six and twenty lady passengers on
board was blown against a pier and
broken in two. The ladies and two of I
the crew clung to the bridge stone
work and were rescued.
The steamer Libbie Conger, with on?
ly Captain Seaman, his wife and three
of a crew, aboard, went adrift The
m reek of a boat opposite Carondelet is
supposed to be the steamer Cooper.
Ottened's furniture store al broad?
way and Solard, was demolished and
six men are reported killed. A saloon
at ?0d4 south Seventh Street, feUwith
nine men in the ruins St. Patrick's
church at Sixth and Middle streets fell
and the debris fills the streets. Tbe
electric railway line is burned out as
well as the electric plant. Fourteen
lire alarms were sounded w ithin an
hour, and three alarms were Mn! in
from the poor bouse which building j
has 1,"JOG inmates The door ot tho
poor house was blown off and the fa?
talities are great.
During the last race at f lu* fair j
ground, the roof was blown off the
grand-stand. The crowd had gone to '
the open field tor safety and but four
men were killed.
The armory at Seventeenth and
Pine streets is being used as a tempo?
At 7:30 P. M , ihe storm which had
ceased fora lime, began afresh, and
rain fell in torrents.
At 8 P. M., the eastern sky was
aflame with the light of tires in East
St. Louis. The metal roof of the Mer?
chants' Exchange was rolled up like n
scroll and fell into the street. The
Louisville and Nashville east-bound lo?
cal passenger train had just reached
East St. Louis when the storm struck
that city. The train was over-turned,
but. miraculously, only a few passen?
gers were injured. They were taken
from the cars by railrotdyardmen.
A WIIOLK TRAIN BLOWN OVER.
The Chicago and Alton east-bound
local passenger train which left St.
Louis at 5 o'clock was on the span of
the bridge when the wind picked the
cars up and turned them over on their
sides. The iron spans and truss held
the cars from toppling in the river one
hundred feet below. The passengers
were thrown into a confused mass. The
net-work of wires made resew diffi?
cult and dangerous, but it is thought
all will be gotten out uninjured.
The eaet span of the Eads bridge is
so badly wrecked it will take three
days to allow trains to pass.
The report of fatuities in East St
Louis is hourly increasing. At nine
o'clock it is estimated that the loss ol
life will exceed 150. It is impossible U
cross the bridge or river to get partic?
STANDARD OIL WORKS IN R'
Lightning struck the Standard Oi
Works and flames were soon pouring
from a dozen buildings. The fire de
partment was utterly powerless to cop*
with the conflagration, and it is fearec
nearly the entire business and a grea
portion of the residence section will bi
destroy i'd by flames, if not already st
by the wind.
Among the principal building al
ready in ruins are the National hotel
the Standard Oil Works, East St. Lou
is Wire-Nail Works, the Cresent Elora
tor, Hazel Elevator, all freights depot:
and stores and residences on St. Qoii
A 9 P. M., no wire can be had to sur?
rounding territory in the western anc
northern portion of Missouri, hut it ii
feared that the loss of life in tliese sec
tions will be very large.
The damage to property in St. Louii
is estimated at 1,000,000, and the los:
in East St. Louis is nearly 2,1)00,000
and the fire is still raging.
There was really two cyclones. Om
came from tho Northwest and the otu
er from the direct East. Both met oi
the Illinois shore of the Mississipp
river and joined in a whirling cloud o
death and destruction. The list o
dead in St. Louis is beyond proton
900 HUI KILLED.
A startling report bas reached polk
headquarters that two hundred girl
are in the ruins of Liggett and Meyei
cigarette factory at Tower Grove Par]
Alarming reports of preat loss of li!
in the southern portion of St. Lou
from the railroad tracks to Carondele
The wind swept away the roof of tl
Exposition building, and that itructu
i% badly damaged by the Qoodol
The greatest anxiety ir felt for the safe?
ty of those passing on the excursion
boats which were on tho river
when the storm broke. The steamer
( ity of Florence, with an excursion
Sarty is reported lost below Caron
elet. The steamer, Saint Paul,
with thirty passengers, left for Alton
at l o'clock, and is believed to be
The levee is packed with jieople
groping through the darkness and eag?
erly imploring information from loved
ones on the river.
The destruction to property in this
city will not tie learned until daylight.
The plant of thi* flour mills and the
works of the St. Louis Iron and Steel
Company were destroyed- The dead
and injured are being taken from the
ruins as fast as possible. The Watern
Pierce Oil-Works were burned, and
buildings in several parts of the city
have been burning all night.
H. C. Rice, the manager of the West?
ern Union, at the relay on the East
Side, reports a wreck .of terrible pro?
portions. Ile said the National Hotel,
the Martel House. De Wolf Cafe,Ha?
zel Milling Company's mill, Horn's
cooper simp, and a large number of
dwellings east of that section were
swept into wreckage.
The Baltimore and Ohio Vandalia,
Hound-1 louse. Standard Oil-Works,
East St. Louis elevators, and a dozen
freight-houses were caught in the vor?
tex of the cyclone, and reduced to
A cyclone, destructive of much prop?
erty and life, visited East St. Louis in
Jone, 1873. The principal destruction
was along the waterway, the front, and
in the freight-yards. Between sixty
and seventy lives were I
The difficulty in getting information
from outlying districts is increased by
an ord^r from Mayor Walbridge order?
ing al) electric light circuits turned
Off. This is to prevent death to the
person- coming in contact with broken
electric light wires.
thi. oonnn found.
Lat rta from the City Uoboi".
al states that only two were killed and
six injured as a result of the roof of
that institution being blown off. South
i, southward as far as Carondelet,
the wind played havoc with the busi
houses. The streets are filled
with the wreckage of demolished hous
I er an area ol ti it cen blocks,. The
number ol bodies already found indi?
cates tlytt tin' Joss of life in that sec?
tion will reach at least thirty.
The body of a well-dressed man was
found at Marion street and Park ave?
nue. Peter Diedrich was killed in the
collapse, of a big mill at -Ninth and
Marion streets. William Ottendale,
proprietor of a factory at Marion and
Eighth streets, and Benjamin Burgess,
an employee, were killed in the wreck?
age Ol the building. An unknown
dead man was found under the bricks
of a fallen chimney at Second street
and .Chauteau avenue.. Fireman .Jos?
eph Carpenter, of the Sc Louis Rail?
ing Winks, on Monard street, togeth?
er ?rita, his wife and child, were crush?
ed to death in the collapse of the fac?
tory. The body of an unknown man
was found badly mangled in a quarry
ou Desoto sir.
A dairyman was struck by a falling
tree and killed on Third and Marion
streets. Fred Wetts, age seventeen
and his sister Theresa, age thirteen
years, were found dead in the ruins of
their home, at No. 1798 south Ninth
EM Pool's Gorman Church, on Ninth
t and Lafayette a\ ernie Lutheran
Church on Eighth street, and the
Catholic Church on Kansas avenue
O70T0 totally demolished. Epstiens
and Bernstein's wholesale liquor store,
at 838 south Broadway, collapsed in
the force of the wind. Tlie power?
house of the Sculling line at Jefferson
and Crier avenues, was totally destroy?
ed and a dozen employees received se?
rious injuries. The Gem Theatre
building on Walnut street was badly
v* recked by the wind.
In ?he suburbs, dozens of frame
houses were blown down, but up to
ll o'clock to night no fatalities are re?
RAILROAD VISS Xl'MUKBED WITH TDK DEAD
OhioAOO, May 27?Word was receiv?
ed by wire at the Union Depot that
the Vandalia freight house at East St.
Louis had blown down and all the em?
ployes at work inside except four
clerks were killed.
A; the Chicago and Alton telegraph
olllce the operators were unable to
get a line from the division office in
Bloomington, explaining that the offi?
cials wore no doubt too much occupied
with serious business west of that city
to attend to the Chicago office. At tlie
freight office of the road arrangements
were made to send a special train to
St. Louis at 12:30 with two car-loads
of Western Union supplies and a party
of linemen to repair the wires east Of
THINKS I.00O WKRK KILLED.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 27- Railroad
officials say the best estimates on the
number killed at St. Louis put it in
the neighborhood of 1,000. The cy?
clone is moving rapidly almost due
east. The Vandalia road started a
special train filled largely with sur?
geons and newspaper men at 10:30
THB BADS BRIDOB.
The Eeds bridge, which crosses the
Mississippi at St. Louis, and which
was so badly damaged, has three main
spans o.'497, 615, and 497 feet, respec?
tively, the central one being the larg
estarchin the United States. In each
of these spans are four arches, com?
posed of steel tubes nine inches in ex?
terior diameter and connected by
lateral bracing. Each section of
tube between the joints is straight,
and the joints being formed by
wedge-like plates, which give the nec?
essary curvation. In the construction
of this bridge many difficulties were
encountered and overcome, particular?
ly in the foundations. The chief engi?
neer was James B. Eada. The total
length of the bridge including abut?
ments, is 1,700 feet, and it carries two
railroad tracks, together with a high?
way on the upper deck. When built
this bridge, which is one of the largest
in the world, cost $r>,3<K>,000, but since
that time there has been a great re?
duction in the price of the material
used in its construction.
130 PUPILS REPORTED KILLED
Two School Houses said to have been De?
Rornd Hot'sg, III., May, 27_It is
reported that eighty children wen
killed in a school-house at drake near
this city, by the cyclone.
Bloomington, 111., May 27.?Word
reached thoGhieofoond Alton'railroad
officials this evening that a cyclone had
demolished the village ot Hush Hill,
Mo., twelve miles from Mexico, in Au
1 |durah county. The cyclone struck tho
>r. ' ned on fourth pa