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ESTABLISHED IN 181
ASSAULTED BY A BR?TE.
A BURGLAR DISSUADED FROM COM
MITTING AGRAVE CRIME.
A Woman's Flight Through a Window to
Kscape Aitsault?HclpleKS Condition of
an Authorens Who Lives Alone?Locked
In a CloHPt by a Scoundrel.
A little hut which closely hugs the
base of a hill on the farm of C)scar
Purely, in the town of Harrison, X. Y.,
was the scene of a fearful struggle at an
early hour on Sunday morning. The
principals were Mrs. M. S. Robinson, a
writer of Sunday school books and
Methodist tracts, and an unknown
young man who broke into the hut to
commit a robbery and an assault. Mrs.
Robinscn, who is a lady of the highest
respectability and education, lives
alone in the little hut. It is set into
the hill, so that the rear is against the
earth. It is a one-story affair, built of
brick, and is used as a sitting room and
sleeping room. In front is a smaller
wooden building, connecting, in which
Mrs. Robinson does her literary work.
She takes her meals at the farm house
of Oscar Purdy, three hundred yards
away. She came there about a vtar
ago and built the cabin. She has been
engaged in her profession for several
vears, having formerly lived in a simi
larly isolated place at Sandy Hook.
She" is separated from her husband.
Rev. Mr. Stevenson, who a few years
ago was pastor of the Methodist
Church at Mamaroneck, three miles
from where Mrs. Robinson lives, is her
The story of the assault, as told by
Mrs. Robinson, is as follows : She retired
at an early hour Saturday night after
having fastened the doors and windows.
She lay awake until about 3 o'clock. Then
she heard a noise at the window of her
workroom,and got opto investigate. She
inquired who was there and the answer
came : "Let me in !" The voice was
that of a man. She said it was rather
an early hour to receive visitors, and
suggested that the intruder postpone
his visit. The fellow answered her by
smashing the window and crawling
through it. lie advanced toward her,
and by the light of the night lamp on
the table she could plainly distinguish
his features. He was of medium size,
and apparently about 22 or 23 years old.
He had a slightly hooked nose and a
very brown face?so brown, in fact,
that she thinks he was a mulatto. As
he came toward her Mrs. Robinson ran
to another window, out of which she
leaped, and started to run up the hill to
the residence of William L. Purdy,
which was nearer than that of Osctir
Purdy. The young brute leaped out
after "her. and, overtaking her, caught
her in his arms and carried her back to
the bedroom. There a prolonged strug
gle took place
Finally Mrs. Robinson became ex
hausted, and began to argue with the
fellow about the enormity of the crime
he was about to commit, and told him
nobody but a coward would take un
manly" advantage of a woman, unable
to longer defend herself. The brute,
after offering her much indignity final
ly gave up his intention of perpetrat
ing a graver offense, but in his rage he
struck the woman several brows with
his clenched fist, and then forced-her
into a small closet under the stoop, and
fastener", the door. The fellow then
ransacked the house, and stole a gold
watch and chain and $35 in cash. Then
he bade his victim good-by and started
to go away. She begged him to release
her from her uncomfortable position,
as she was clad only in her night dress
and was almost stilt* with cold. He
said he would open the door if she
would promise not to come out until he
had time to get a good distance away.
She promised, and the fellow unfasten
ed the door.
After the ruffian had been gone
about five minutes Mrs. Robinson came
out aud ran to Mr. Purdy's house for
assistance. She screamed for help, and
arousei; Mr. Purdy and his farm hands.
They started in pursuit of the rascal,
but no trace of him could be found.
Yesterday afternoon Constable Woldorf
and a squad of citizens went out to
make a systematic search of the tramp
nests which abound in that territory,
believing that the fellow belongs to a
gang called the "Swamp Angels," some
of whom have recently been sent to
State prison for various crimes. At a
late hour last night the fellow had not
. been found.
Mrs. Robinson is about 33 years old,
good looking, tall and graceful, with
brown hair, and dark hazel eyes, and
bears herself like a lady of high etil-1
tu re. _
A Terrible Kuli.
DKTKOIT, Nov. 22. This morning, in
the new Cyelorama building, on tur
ned street, about twenty feet cd' scaf
folding gave way. precipitating four
carpenters to the ground, fifty feet he
low. Two others saved themselves
by catching the broken scaffolding.
Michael Geeglcr was killed instantly.;
.7. Austin's head struck a niece of scat'-1
folding, crushing in his face so that he
died while on the way to the hospital.
William Reader had a leg broken, and1
was injured internally. His recovery
is doubtful, d'eorge Phillips sustained :
internal injuries, besides having a
broken leg and mashed arm. It is
thought he will recover. The accident
Weis caused by the men crowding in i
An Attempted Poisoning.
Ciiit Aco, Xovember 17.?An attempt
has b^en discovered to poison the lam
ily of Phillip I>. Armour by means of
what appeared to be a sample package I
of buckwheat flour, heavily charged '
with strychnine. The attempt failed
because the family make it a point not
to use sample packages left for adver
Using purposes. Philip Armour to-day ;
confirmed the correctness of the report
but refused to talk of the matter.
Smalls to Contest Klllott'S Seat.
The returns from the Seventh Con
gressional District having been can-;
vassed by the State Hoard of Canvas
sers and the result announced in favor
of Colonel Elliott, Congressman Smalls
returned Saturday to Beaufort. He
says he does not propose to give up the !
fight, and will wage a contest for J
Colonel Eliiott'sseat before Congress. I
Col AI Mover ,/an 1, >
WHAT WE ESCAPED.
The Wind Storm of tust "Week Does Con
siderable Damage North.
Staunton, Va., November 18.?A
wind storm of almost unprecedented
violence prevailed here last night,
blowing down trees, unroofing houses
and doing a great amount of damage.
Chicago, November 18.?The record
of marine disasters during the gale is
an appalling one. Reports up to a late
hour to-night show over a dozen vessels
foundered and ? score of lives lost.
Troy, November 18.?The vitriol
works of the JohnL. Thompson Chem
ical Company, near West Troy, were
demolished by a cyclone this morning.
Six men were cut and burned bv vitriol,
but none fatally. The loss is'$10.000.
a canal boat captain was blown into
the canal and drowned.
moorstown, N. J., November 18.?
During a very heavy wind storm; ac
companied by lightning, this morning,
the Chronicle building was struck and
the upper wall shattered. The wind
lifted off the roof and destroyed the
walls above the second story, wrecking
Hie building. A number of minor cas
ualties are reported elsewhere in this
Reading, Pa., November 18.?a
heavy wind storm this morning created
sad havoc in Oley township, in this
county. For half a mile in the track
of the storm fences, trees and small out
buildings were destroyed. Kohn &
Gresemer's large tobacco warehouse
was wrecked and its contents scattered
in all directions. The church atSwartz
wald was partially unroofed, and many
small buildings were wrecked.
1)es Moines, Iowa, November 18.?
The storm continues. While a snow
plough on the Panda I toad, of the
Wabash system, was pushing through
a drift near Panora, yesterday, three
trackmen, Mr. Farrow and his son and
.Joseph Davis, were struck and so badly
injured that Farrow and his son died
last evening. Davis had both legs
broken and was otherwise severely
hurt. The storm was so blinding that
the men could not be seen by the en
New YORK, November 18.?a terrific
thunder shower broke over the city
shortly before noon, and rain' fell in
torrents. Over two inches fell. The
wind attained a velocity 40 miles an
hour. During the progress of repairs
and additions to the Stock Exchange a
temporary roof has been erected over a
part of the building. The boards upon
this became separated by the heavy
rain storm this morning ami a small
deluge of water poured suddenly down
upon the heads of the brokers on the
Uoor of the Exchange.
Buffalo, N. Y., November 18.?The
maximum velocity of the wind was
reached about 9.30 A. M., when tire
wind blew over sixty miles an hour.
"Waves are dashing high over the break
water and the wall is being broken up.
It is expected that-nothing will be left
of it if the gale continues much longer.
Furious wind and waves have again
swept the island, and had the former
inhabitants gone back to their old loca
tion the damage to property would
probably have been as great as a month
ChAMBERSBURG.Pa., November 16.?
A storm, beginning with a heavy rain,
yesterday niorninpr. became a tornado
by nightfall and lifted several houses
from their foundations and badly dam
aged several, but the chief mischief in
town was to chimneys, shutters, &c.
In the country the ends of houses were
blown out, barns levelled with the
ground, schoolhouses upset, trees torn
out by the roots aud fences carried
away." Much fear and excitement pre
vails, .ml the lives of many at various
times were in imminent danger. Up
to the time no loss of life has been re
Kingston, Pa., November 18.?A
new Catholic Church, 120 by 00 feet,
with 12-inch walls, was blown down
and totally wrecked here last night. At
Parsons the Delaware and Hudson
Canal Company are putting up a new
shaft, and during the gale the timbers
and planks were, tossed about promis
cuously. Robert Johnson, a carpenter
at work at the time, was struck by a
Hying plank and instantly killed. The
steeple of the Methodist Episcopal
Chnrch. one of the biggest in tins sec
tion, was blown down and completely
demolished. At Mill Creek, the head
house of No. 3 shaft, and the roof of
No. 2 shaft of the Delaware ami Hud
sou Company were blown down and de
stroyed. The damage done at these
two collieries has caused a suspension
of work for the present.
Lock11.wen, Pa., November 18. a
severe wind storm that swept over this
city at t5 o'clock this morning did
much damage to property. At the!
Pennsylvania Paper Mills" two huge
iron smoke-stacks, seventy-live feet
high, wen-blown down. One of them
fell on the evaporating building, com
pletely demolishing it and injuring
four men, w ho were buried P: the ruins.
The other stack fell across the boiler
house and crushed it. Fireman II.
Dennett was badlv injured. Many
buildings in the city are damaged, and
a lar^e tobacco shed owned by Proctor ?
Myers was totally demolished. The |
roof on the new nail mill building was
sligbly damaged. Itcports from the
country are to the effect that the farm
ers have suffered severely by damages
to fences, fruit trees and buildings.
A Story of llriltailty.
Savannah, (Ja., Nov. 2o.- Georgia
Baker, a colored woman, living a few
miles out of the city, walked into the
Court House this morning with her
hands tied, and told the sheriff a story |
which excited the sympathy and indig
nation of every one. Her husband
after beating her with a club until her,
back and shoulders were torn almost |
in shreds, tied her to a tree and left ?
her all night without lood and nearly |
dead from wounds. During the night
she gnawed the cords with which she j
had been tied until they broke, and |
then escaped into the woods, reaching 1
tins city early this morning. The cords ,
were still ou her wrists and cid into
the tlesh nearly to the bone. Warrants
have been issued and search is being
made for Raker.
This paper only S1.50 per annum. I
.^gebtjrg, s. c, thue
TAXED TO DEATH.
TARIFF REF?RM THE REAL BATTLE
FIELD IN POLITICS.
Farmern Especially Interested In Bring?
lug about Legislation "Whereby the Con
Htantly Growing Encroachment* of
' Monopolists may be Checked.
To the Editor of the News and Courier :
The apparent blindness or indiffer
j ence of our people to the real cause of
their troubles is almost inexplicable.
It is true that during the last campaign
i there were unusual manifestations of
political unrest that developed into
various schemes of reformation. But,
unfortunately, the blows were dealt, to
a great extent, in the wrong direction.
I The whole burden of attack was upon
I State and county affairs, while Federal
J politics, the true seat of the dilliculty,
escaped comparatively unnoticed. Here
I should have been, and must be in the
i future, the real battlefield for reform,
i Doubtless there are some faults in our i
[State and county governments that
I could be corrected, but these dwindle I
I into insignificance alongside of the |
j enormities of Federal legislation. To
1 enumerate these enormities is entirely
I too stupendous a task for the limits of
: one article. The President's message
j of December 6, 1881, states that the
: revenues of the government for the
(fiscal year were $360,782,292 57. As to
j how this outrageous burden falls upon j
, the people, it may be interesting to I
! read the following extract from a
i speech made by Senator Coke in the
j Senate February 7, 1882 :
"For every dollar paid into the na
; tional treasury under the existing tariff,
I six and a half dollars, at the lowest
j calculation, go into the pockets of the
manufacturers. If this vast sum of
j money were collected annually from
i the pockets of the people directly, to be
I given to the already richest class of
[people in this country each year, its
monstrous iniquity would, of course,
be so apparent as to defeat it. But it
is collected indirectly, shough as sure
ly, in an increased price of everything
they consume, in everything they eat,
drink aud wear; in every tool and im
plement they work with; in every
article which enters into the construe
j tion of the houses they live in, whether
I used for strength, or" utility, or orna
ment; in every book or newspaper they
read. This tax is as all-pervading as
theat mosphere they breathe, and they
have been so accustomed to it that they
neither feel no appreciate its enor
lie then makes a list of the articles
most heavily taxed, such as blankets,
clothing, salt, soap, sugar, ixe, and re
"I appeal to t he tariff list in proof of
the assertion that the poor people, the
working people of the country, who
are least able to bear it, pay more than
double the amount of taxes under the
tariff, in proportion to their consump
[ tion than any other class.*'
There are some who want to say that
the tariff does not bear so heavily upon
the laboring people, and yet, iii addi
tion to the above, Mr. Spofford, in his
American Almanac for 1H79, shows
that where $29,097,288 were raised on
such luxuries as diamonds, dolls, fans,
feathers, silks, &c, 680,035,51)0 were ex
acted from cotton and woollen goods,
crockery, sugar and other necessaries
of life. Another outrage connected
with the system is the cost of collec
tion. Mr. Thompson, of Kentucky, in
! a speech in the House in 1882. makes
j a list of fifty-two places at which the
cost of collection far exceeded the
amount collected. As a sample, at
nine places in Maine it cost 620,928 to
collect 84.217, and at live places in Arir
ginia it took 610,032 to collect 61,074.
The present system is kept upon us
by the corrupting inlluence of rich
monopolists to still further enrich
themselves, and there, is no doubt that
it will be rectified as soon as the eyes
of the people are properly opened to
the enormity. When this happens we
will then see our Representatives step
i ping more boldly, and the following of
! Randall ended. It is the people to
! whom we must appeal between now
j and the next election. The last Con
gress did substantially nothing in the
l way of tariff reform, although there
I was a good Democratic majority in the!
i House; and it is a significant sequence
that the party lost badly in the recent;
elections. There seems, therefore, little .
prospect for anything to be done in the j
' coming Congress with a greatly reduced j
i Democratic majority. '
The only hope is for the tariff refor- [
niers to organize, and work with sys
tem and energy to better matters in'
. tin? future; and to this end they should I
allow no discouragement or opposition j
to bailie or impede their efforts. It is a \
cause in which the fanners especially, j
all over the Inmn. outfit to unite. " :
* S. R. M.
Orangeburge, November 18.
fatal Logging Accident.
Moxtcomeky, A i.a., November 15.??'
At Martin's Bridge, a party of ten
men were rafting logs in a creek and
had a number of other logs fastened
with stakes some distance up an em
bankment. While all were busy at
work the stakes holding the logs u p on
the enbankmeut gave way and the logs 1
came crashing down the embankment
with terrible force, running over,ter
ribly mangling and instantly killing S.
L. Penney of Greenville, who was
superintending the rafting of the loirs.!
Thomas .Jones was terribly mangled
and has since died. The others escaped ,
Somebody's Lost .law.
Asiu kv Pakk. N.J.. November 17. '
A sensation was created on the after-:
noon train from New York to-day !
by one of the hrukcmeii picking up a
package in the car which contained the
lower jaw of a human being. The:
brakcman hastily threw it from him
and soon imagined he saw ghosts float- '
ing through the ear. The conductor
bad to be summoned into the car to pick ,
up the worn-out jaw before quiet was
restored. The jaw is now in the rail-'
way office at Long Branch, where the
owner can claim it. It is supposed to I
have been left by some medical student, j
who probably procured it in New York. I
SD AY, NOVEMBER 25,
AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN.
Maggie Beadling's Trance and What She
Alleges tlie Lord Kevcaleil to Her.
Pittsburg, Pa., November 18.?For
many weeks back, according to the
statements of her parents, Maggie
Peddling, the daughter of James Bead
ling, ? fcoal miner, near this city, has
been ina trance, during which she has
only taken the smallest amount of
liquid. : She has now awakened and
scores of people daily crowd around her
bed to hear the strange story she has to
Maggie does not admit that she has
been sick. She insists she has "only
been away," while her friends speak of
her having "come back."
"When I first lost consciousness," she
said to a Herald correspondent to-day,
"all seemed dark to me. Then a bright
light suddenly burst forth, and then
appeared twoangels dressed in white,
with long wings and haying crowns on
their heads. They were my grand
mother and aunt. My aunt, who died
three years ago, told me the other angel
was my grandmother, whom I had
never seen. They bore me on their
wings to the bank of a river. This
river was crossed in a boat which was
moved by some invisible power. "When
we reached the opposite shore we found
the Saviour standing to receive us. He
guided 'us up a narrow path to the gates
of heaven; but I was not allowed to
pass them. Sounds ot beautiful music
burst irpon my ear, and angels, some of
whom'J had known on earth, tlitted to
and fro with harps in their hands."
"Did-you see God?"
"Oh, yes. But I must not say what
He is like. I was told never to reveal
certain things I saw, but God told me
that when I returned to earth I was to
write a book describing some of the
wondejp of heaven. This I am to do
in return for what the Lord did for
me, and the book is not to be sold for
Many of the people of Banksville
reallybelieve the girl has had a revela
tion and that she met her dead relatives
up in -'.'heaven. Her father says he in
tends to get the editor of the Pittsburg
Christian Advocate to write the story,
which he thinks is too holy for a daily
paper. r He, two disavows any inten
tion of ^making money out of Maggie's
visit'to^heaven. "Jf any money is made
out of.the book," he says, "it will be de
voted to some benevolent institution."
Mrs. Beadling, on the'other hand, looks
at the. matter from a more practical
point pf view. She thinks that as they
are poor, there is no reason whatever
that they should not benelit by Mag
gie's 'alleged adventures.
DIED TO SAVE HER FATHER.
Mr. Bess's Daughter Springs in Front of
thetv^i that wits Leveled at Him.
St.Lows,November 16.?Four miles
East of,-Bonne Terre. in St. Francis
C<oiu>'~T^ds-#t3te, at Big Mills, a little
hamlet, was the scene to-day of a
deplorable tragedy, the victim being
Miss Minnie Bess." Robert Stock well is
a big landowner and farmer residing
with his family at Big Mills. Jonathan
Bess, also a farmer, is a tenant of Stock
well. The families have been neigh
bors and good friends for years, and a
son of Stock well was generally consid
ered to be a lover of Miss Minnie. He
went away to college a year ago, and it
seems, though he never wronged th?
girl in word or deed, that she or her
family thought the young man had not
done just the right thing. Out of this
matter bad feeling grew up, and last
Spring there was a bitter quarrel, re
sulting in Stockwell ordering Bess to
vacate his land. Bess had a lease, and
refused to be dispossessed. The bitter
feeling grew until it culminated to-day
in a tragedy. About 7 o'clock this
morning old man Bess and his son,
about KJ years old, went into the timber
for the purpose of cutting wood. A
younger son of Stock well saw them, and
called his father. Then the two Stock
wells started after the Bess couple, and
on overtaking them forbade them cut
ting any wood on the land. A quarrel
followed, and words led to blows. See
ing the Stock wells were getting the
best of it, young Bess ran to the house,
a hundred yards away, and got a dou
ble-barreled shotgun. " When he return
ed be was followed by his sister Min
nie. The two fathers were fighting,
and young Stockwell met young Bess
and undertook to lake the gun. A light
for possession of the weapon resulted
in favor of young Stock well. On get
ting the gun away from Bess he raised
it and fired both barrels at old man
Hess. The girl noted his action as he
leveled the gun at her father, and
sprang between her father and the
weapon just as the trigger was pulled.
The contents of both barrels took effect
in her breast and stomach, killing her
instantly. This stopped the light. The
dead girl was carried to the house and
voting Stoekwell was taken into cus
A Botitwn Mmu'h Curious Suicide.
Boston. November 15.?Edgar Lom
bard, of Brainlree, and a member of
the well-known linn of A. C. Lom
bard's Sous, steamship agents, commit
ted suicide at. Young's Hotel to-day
while laboring under a fit of despon
dency, caused by family troubles.
About a week ago he engaged a suit of
rooms at the hotel, where lie has spent
the greater part of his time alone. .1 ust
before noon a porter passing by his
door delected the odor of gas. Mr.
Lombard was found in his bath room
lying on the llnor. He had taken a
rubber pipe and had fastened one end
over the gas burner and putting the
other into his mouth, lay down and in
haled the gas until he was asphyxiated.
He leaves a widow and three children.
Boycotting a Tag.tu Governor.
CON'COKD, N. II., November II?. Gov
ernor Currie's Thanksgiving proclama
tion is to be boycotted by the ministers
throughout the State because it makes
no reference to the Supreme Being. His
proclamation last year was also boy
cotted because it was not sufficiently
religious in tone and made no reference
Lo the churches. The majority of the
ministers have decided to read Presi
dent Cleveland's proclamation on
Thanksgiving Day instead of the Gov
A SINGULAR ACCIDENT.
Dr. Dauer of Yale Nearly Killed by tho Ex
plOHlon of an Ostrieh Egg,
New H?ven. Nov. 20?About 9
o'clock this morning a terrible shaking
was felt in the Peabody museum at
Yale College, and alter a thorough
search had been made Dr. George Dauer,
the entomologist and assistant of Pro
fessor 0. C. March, was found lying in
sensible in the basement, covered with
blood and the most obnoxious smelling
stuff that a chemical laboratory can
It seems that in November, 1880. a
friend of Dr. Bauer's in .South Africa
had shipped him a box containing four
ostrich eggs. This parcel was shipped
on board the bark Aurelia, which was j
wrecked near Trinidad on her way to j
New York. A few things were saved, j
and among them this box of ostrich
eggs. A few days ago the doctor, re
ceived notice of their" arrival in New
York after their year's journey, and
sending on money the package was sent
him, arriving here early this morning.
With the ardent interest of a scient
ist, as soon as he received the box he
took it into the basement to examine
the contents. Taking a pointed in-1
strument. he cut small, circular holes j
in the ends of the. eggs, and set cut to j
remove the contents. Two were dis
emboweled. Taking a towel, he placed i
it round the third and began to plunge
che file through the shell. This towel
probably saved the doctor's eyesight, for
when a small hole had been made a
hissing sound followed, and the next
the scientist knew was several minutes
afterwards when he found himself on
the floor, having been insensible about
ten minutes. Happily his wounds
proved to be only flesh ones.
The egg that exploded weighed three
: pounds and a half and was eighteen
! inches aud a half in circumference. Its
! contents were equal to that of twenty
five hens' eggs. The first two eggs had
been previously punctured and treated
with sulphate of mercury, which pre
vented their fermentation, but this
third one was neglected and its con
tents generated a terrible gas which,
when the slightest indentation was
made caused the. shell to weaken and
explode. The shell was so hard that it
took a heavy hammer to crush pieces of
it. This is* an unparalleled scientific
phenomena, and has created great ex
citement in this city.
A BAD PREACHER.
Who Sent His "Wife to an Asylum Uccuuse
of Her Liberal Views.
Minneapolis, November 15.?At to
day's meeting of the Orthodox Clergy'
Mrs. K. P. W. Packard, of Chicago, ap
peared and asked the endorsement of
the association for a bill which she pro
poses to bring before the Legislature,
providing that every patient in any
asylum shall be permitted to write one
letter a .jaealcto any individual he
chooses, without being subjected to the
Superintendent's surveillance. She said
that she had been convinced of the need
of such a law by a bitter experience,
which she related.
Mrs. Packard is the daughter of a
Massachusetts Congregational clergy
man, and married a minister of the
same denomination, who became pastor J
of a Presbyterian Church at Manteno,
ill., and was a member of the Chicago j
Presbytery. In the course of time her j
religions views changed, and she no!
longer adhered to the creed of the Con
gregational Church, she represents
that her husband became alarmed at
her liberal views and their possible el- J
I feet, and, as a means of defense, got her j
committed to the .Jacksonville Insane!
t Asylum. She insists that there were j
I no evidences of insanity about her, and j
I that she. was not examined. She left at i
I home six children, the youngest au in-1
! fant of 18 months. An effort was made j
! by her friends to secure her release, but I
? it was frustrated by the refusal of her
\ husband to give his" consent. Her only
other course was to make application
j to the court by letter. She wrote the
application but claims that it was in
; tcrcepted by the Superintendent, who
j was in sympathy with her husband.
She was "kept in the asylum for three
J years, as she believes, simply because
she could not send that letter. She
'finally managed by strategeui to get
I the communication sent, ami a /(?/??/?
I corpus was obtained. The result of a |
'long (rial was her release. Shi- added
that uer husband had left the country, j
taking all the property and the minor;
children, and leaving her helpless.
The pastors appointed a committee
to investigate the matter.
An Electric Storm.
GiUAitD, Ks.. Nov. si A cyclone, or
an electric storm, struck Girard at s
o'clock this morning, ami passed
through the residence portion of the
town, from the s mthwcsl to the north
west. The path of the storm was only
from fifty lo seventy-live feet wide.
All of the lighter building were de
molished. Inil the hn-ger and more sub
stantial buildings stood the shock with
much damage. Tin' Presbyterian
Church is wrecked. A number of per
sons were injured. .Inn. \V. Ilerrouj
was blown out of his house, cut about
the head and internally injured and.
may die. His wife had unarm cut.and ]
their child was bruised. Jno. A. Ken
nedy had an arm broken .and Mrs. Ken
nedy was injured, but will recover.
Mattie Goodsiitg. aged 115, was injured
internally, a part of the roof failing on |
her. She is in a critical condition. I
'?Villiam Smith, tin aged man, was in :
his house when it was turned bottom '
side up. A vinegar barrel fell on him;
his injuries are slight. Outside of Gir
ard the damage was slight.
Must Foully .Murdered.
New Oi:i.lan's. Nov. 22. A special I
t<> the Picayune from Menden says:'
About midnight last Saturday Charles
Simmons, a law abiding and peaceable
negro, was most foully murdered in his I
own home, two miles from Menden. A j
party of masked ne u broke open his
door and shot him to death while he I
was sleeping in his bed. The whole
affair is wrapped in mystery. The
coroner's jury was impanelled" Sunday
morning and is still in session. No ar
rests have yet been made.
E $1.50 PET? ANNUM.
A TERRIBLE DISASTER.
LOSS OF THE STEAMER LUCERNE
WITH ALL ON BOARD.
.She Founders In Ijikc Superior During (Tie
Gale of Wednesday Niglit?Summary of
Marine Disasters on the Lakes in the Rc
cent Storms?Thirty-Seven Lives Lost.
Chicago, November 20.?The Inter
Ocean's Washburne, Wis., special con
firms the loss of the Lucerne, with all
on board. The special says : News has
just been received here that the steamer
Lucerne, which left here last Monday
evening with a cargo of ore for Cleve
land, has gone to the bottom of Lake
Superior, with all on board. .She is not
known to have been seen :ufter she left
here until Wednesday, when the captain
of the steam barge Fred Kelly saw her
turn about and head for this" port for
shelter. She not arriving here yester
day morning the captain of the "steam
barge Raleigh, who had bought the Lu
cerne, telegraphed to Bayard for a tug
to go in search of her. The steamer
Barker immediately started out. She
had only gone a few miles when the
spars of a vessel were seen just above
the water, about a mile South and
about ten miles from this city. The
bodies of three men were found lashed
in the rigging. They were immediate
ly cut loose And brought to this city
last night. One was recognized as be
ing the second mate. The vessel is
lying in forty feet of water. The Lu
cerne left this port with a crew of nine
men, all of whom are supposed to be
lost. The tug Brown of Bayard search
ed about the wreck all day for more
bodies, but found none. The bodies
were covered with from one to six
inches of-ice. The Lucerne is suppos
ed to have gone to the bottom some
time "Wednesday night. The wind blew
a terrific gale that night, with a blind
ing snow storm from the Northeast..
Chicago, Nov. 22. The terrible gale
that raged with unabated fury for
three days last week was one of the
most disastrous storms that have swept
the lakes in many years. Thirty-six
vessels either foundered or were driven
ashore, and several vessels are missing;
eleven have gone to pieces or been
buried beyond recovery, and it is be
lieved that quite a number that now
are on the beach will prove a total loss.
The loss of life is appalling: IT persons
are known to have perished, and the
crew of an unknown steam bark that
went down oil' Burthain's pier has not
been heard from. If they are lost the
list will be swelled to nearly 00. The
loss in dollars on nine of the eleven
vessels that have gone to pieces aggre
gates 8328,000, but partial losses'will
bring the amount up to fully SfoO.OCO.
This estimate is not so large as some
tnat have been printed, but is probably
more accurate. The aggregate ton
nage that has been wiped out of ex
istence will not exceed i>,<)00.
All About a Girl.
Columbia, November 22.?This -
morning Python Williams, charged
with the murder of llesekiah Green,
w as committed to the Biellhmd County
jail by Trial .Justice j. W. Taylor. The
killing seems to have been a clear case
of cowardly murder, prompted by jeal
ously. The substance of the informa
tion gathered from the witnesses was to
the effect that on Saturday evening Py
thon Williams went to Kastover with
his gun and bought shot and powder,
fie loaded his weapon, a rille resembling
a small cannon, which probably figured
in the Revolutionary war. and then in
vited one of the witnesses to join him,
saying that he was going a short dis
tance and might shoot .something. They
had gone but a few steps when they
met llesekiah Green, who also had a
gun. Williams asked Green to accom
pany him for a little way. and then
suddenly turned to him, saying. "I am
going to try a shot at you," and dis
charged tin; contents of his gun. The
load of large shot penetrated the abdo
men of Green, who died shortly after
wards. I*p(,n Green's falling to the
ground Williams is stated to have said ?
that he had a spite against him anyhow
for being on a familiar footing with
some girl of their acquaintance. The
two men had quarrelled a few Sundays
ago about the same girl. All parties,
witnesses and principals, were colored
ami comparatively young.
Over ii Precipice.
Dkxvki:, Col., Nov. IT. Late last
evening a stage containing nine pas
sengers that left Lead vi lie yesterday
morning for Aspen, was caught in a
snow-slide on top of a mountain fifteen
miles from Aspen, and the entire outfit
carried over a precipice two hundred
feet high. A relief party from the
I lomo Stage Station succeeded in dig
ging the passengers out of the aval
anche. Four were uninjured, but
Itnhert Dwyer, Chris. Conn, Duncan O.
L'ohertson.' I. A. Herkwell and Lillic
McPherson are expected to die. As
the telegraph wire.; to Aspen arc down
on account of the severe storm last
night, further particulars cannot be
had for some ! line.
Seven Men Drowned.
Milwafkkk, Nov. IT. A special
from Creeii Hay says two b?rge? nam
ed Dixon and 'Kmerald, in tow of the
steamer.I usticc Fields, broke loose and
foundered oil Kewannec this morning.
Two men of the Dixon and live of the
Kmerald were drowned and the mate of
the breakers is unconscious and has
remained so; he will probably die. A
third barge of the same tow is riding in
the breakers, living signals of distress,
and will probably go to pieces. Two
schooners are ashore on Graham's
Point, four miles from Detroit, with
sh inier chances for the vessels or those
A Lady Drowned al Sea.
New Vokk, November 22. Mrs. Fl
rose L. Christian, fifty years old, of
Richmond. Va.. was a passenger on the
steamer Wvanoke. of the Old Domin
ion Line, that came in this morning.
When the steamer was olf Atlantic City
yesterday .she fell overboard and was
drowned'. Ollicers of the vessel report
that, despite all efforts to save or recov
er her body, she was carried away by
the swiftly (lowing tide.