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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1889.
VOL. XXIV.-NO. 44.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
THE NEWS IS BRIEF.
TnE cab drivers of Pari struck In a
body, on the 13th, and not a singl cat
conld be seen on the streets.
A trek in front of Mrs. Langtry's
house, in Twenty-third street. New York
City, was shattered by lightning on th
The first annual meeting of the National
Association of the Loyal Women of
American Liberty was held in Boston on
Whit Caps visited E. B. Washburn,
near Three Oaks, Mich., on the 13th, cut
his hair, trimmed his whisktyvs and com
peled him to put on cleau clothes.
Thk Canadian Order of Odd-Fellows,
In session at Toronto, on the 13th, voted
down a motion to provide for the eligibil
ity of colored men for membership.
Thk Prince of Montenegro, on the 11th,
ordered that the army of Montenegro bt
immediately reorganized and put 1e
readiness for active service at the short
Ix round numbers f&'H.ooD had, up to
the 13th, passed through the hands of the
clerk of the mayor of New York City for
the relief of the Hood sufferers of the
Thk governments of Germany, Austria
and Russia have sent an idonticil note to
the Swiss Government asking the latter
to deal In a more severe manner with
Anarchists and Socialists.
' Austria has sent a note to the Turkish
"Porte declaring that the hostility of the
Servian regents to Austria is regarded as
a. casus belli, and expressing the hope
that the same will be modified.
Four hundred telegrams were received
at tho Vatican deploring the uuvailing of
the Bruno monument. AH of the Am
bassadors accredited to the Vatican met
in the Pope's chapel on the S)th.
A numbkh of members of the old Den
ver (Col.) police force ha v$ been indicted
for receiving bribes from gamblers and
others. Ex-Chief Brady and Chief De
tective Liuton are among the number.
TnE advocates of high license in Mary
land are making a gallant fight in favor
of the movement in that State. Contrary
to their usual custom the Prohibition
ists are lending their aid to the measure.
Nearly 100 persons, mostly Methodist
Sunday-school children, were killed in a
frightful accident to an excursion train
near Armagh, Ireland, on the 12th. The
number of wounded is not stated, but it is
Fire Is sweeping the fore.sts south and
west of Superior, Wis., and unless the
weather soon changes the loss will be
enormous. Up to the 13th over a half
million dollars' worth of pine timber had
Father Tahney. a Catholic priest,
celebrated mass in Patrick Matthews' side
yard at Johustown, Pa., on the !th. Many
of those present shed their first tears
over the disaster in response to the good
priest's touching remarks.
A courier who arrived at Bismarck,
"Dak., cm the 10th, from Standiug Rock
Agency, stated that Sitting Bull, who had
been -dangerously ill with pneumonia,
was slowly sinking, and no hopes were
entertained of bis recovery.
A number of citizens of Johnstown,
whose property was swept away by the
flood, are looking up the financial condi
tion of the members of the South Fork
Fishing Club, with a view to bringing
suits to recover for the property de
btroyed. The Naval Inspect ion Board, of which
Bear-Admiral Jouett is president, has
been ordered to convene at N ewport, K.
I., on the 1st, to appraise the United
Slates vessels there. The board will also
go to Boston au 1 Portsmouth on similar
A mas about forty years old, name un
known, was made a prisoner at police
headquarters in New York City on the
night of tho 11th, and from the mystery
Fiirroundiug the affair it is believed that
the arrest was in connection with the
The London Times' Berlin special of
the 11th says thut the gist of the Samoan
treaty is that King Malietoa is to be rein
stated, ami the control of affairs on the
islands is to be left mniuly to the natives
themselves. The importation of liquor
and fire-arms is to be restricted.
Twelve thousand people attended the
camp of the. German Baptists at Harri
eonburgh, Va., on the 13th. Under the
rules adopted ladies are forbidden to
wear any but the plainest and longest
riding habits, aud all members hereafter
will have to give up their gold watches.
The German Government has formally
notified the Government of Switzerland
that it is impossible for Germany to
acree with Switzerland in the justice of
the latter's course in the affair of Police
luspector Wohlgemuth, and that Ger
many reserves the right to take action in
There i great excitement at Shelburne
Falls, Mass., one of the most thriving
towns iu the Dearfield Valley, over the
possibility that the Sadawasa lake dam
in Whittingham, Vt., some distance
above, may give way and flood the valley.
resulting lu fearful destruction of life
MM. Laoukrre, Laisant and De Kou-
ede, who were arrested for resisting the
authorities at Angouieme, on the Oth, on
the occasion of the prohibition of the
Boulangist meeting there, were placed on
trial at that place on the 12th. The charge
against them is that of rioting and threat
ening the police.
In pursuance of " directions from the
President, General Schofield, the acting
Secretary of War, has prescribed a radius
of fifty miles from the District of Colum
bia as the limit within which Captain
Geo. A. Armes bhall be confined for five
years as part punishment for his assault
on Governor weaver
Ths coroner's jury In the Cronin mur
der case in Chicago, closed their investi
gation on the Hth, and warrants were
immediately issued lor Dout tmrty per
sons, many of whom had been mentioned
-.in connection wi.h the crime. Alexander
b ill) vau wa among those who were ar
rested and locked up.
TriK Connecticut House, on the 11th,
amended the Secret-Ballot bill vetoed by
the Governor, by restricting its opr.-
lions to SUito and Presidential elections.
s amended it was passed by a large ma
jority. An amendment requiring the
grooving of n..mes according to politic
PERSONAL AND GENERAT.
While crossing the Fort Wayne track
at Louisville, near Canton, O., on the
12th, Lawrence and Edward Streb, Can
ton business men, and two Catholic or
phans named Seifert, whom the Strebs
had adopted, were struck by the limited
express, and all were instantly killed.
CAtvist S. Brick, of Ohio, has been
elected chairman of the National Demo
News has been received at the Depart
ment of State which would seem to in
dicate a somewhat serious state of affairs
at Port-au-Prince, Hayti. The Boston
has been ordered to sail for that port
Alexander Sullivan, arrested in Chi
cago for alleged complicity iu the Cronin
murder, applied for habeas corpus on the
12th. Judge Tuley reserved decision.
On the 12tb the Bell Telephone Com
pany declared a quarterly dividend of
three per cent., and recommended the is
suing of $2,500,000 additional stock.
The steamer City of Sidney arrived at
Ban Francisco on the 12th, bringing the
intelligence that the inland city of Lu
Chow, China, was visited by a disastrous
fire not long since iu which ten thousand
lives were lost.
A London dispatch of the 12th stated
that the Berlin correspondent of the
Times was informed that Germany had
withdrawn her insistence upon the pun
ishment of Mataafa. and that the path
was thus smoothed for American ratifica
tion of the agreement.
A negro named Caffee has been ar
rested in i Princess Anne County, Va.,
charged with setting fire to the residence
of Rev. F. C. Clarke, near London
Bridge, several weeks ago, causing the
loss of five lives.
A Zanzibar dispatch states that a let
ter has been received from Stanley dated
December 2. He was then at Uriva and
was soon to return to Victoria Nyanza.
Sickness and lack of provisions had
greatly reduced his forces.
The Cut Nail Association met at Wheel
ing, W. VaM on the 12th, but could arrive
at no decision.
Steps are being taken in the City of
Mexico to raise funds for the relief of the
Johnstown (Pa.) sufferers. - '
Bob Younger, the celebrated Missouri
outlaw, is said to be slowly dying in the
State prison at Stillwater, Minn.
The trial of the eight-inch carriage,
built for the Navy Department by the
Pneumatic Gun-carriage andPowder Com
pany of Washington at the South Boston
Iron Works, was made on the 12th. The
test proved satisfactory.
Forest fires northeast of Duluth, Minn.,
in the Vermillion Iron Ilango country,
are again fiercely burning.
James McGrady, a brakeman on the
New Jer.?ey Central railroad, was found
dead, on the morning of tho 13th, at the
foot of the railroad embankment near the
station In Scranton, Pa. Ha was tweuty
two years old.
The Comtoir d'Escomptehas been fully
reorganized in Paris, and M. De Norman
die elected president.
It was reported in Berlin, on the 13th,
that the German Government will not
break off diplomatic relations with Switz
erland on account of the expulsiou from 1
that country of the German police in
spector Wohlgemuth. It was the con
census of opinion that the incident is
closed, but that Germany may perhaps
apply vexatious measures in regard to
Lieutenant Heath, of the United States
ship Vnndalia, died at Mare Island Na
tional Hospital, iu San Francisco, on the
12th, of pneumonia, tho result of a cold
contracted during the Samoan disaster.
The striking seamen on the Itiver Clyde,
on the 13th, seized and burned a van en
routo to the Anchor Lino Comuanv's
sheds containing provisions for the im
ported laborers at work tuere. Strikers
to the number of 6,000 congregated
around the harbor.
Frank Templeman, who was convicted
in New York City recently of felony in
accusing Inspector Byrnes and District
Attorney Fellows of beiug in a cons piracy
to defraud the city treasury, was, on the
13th, sentenced to Slate prison for three
years and nine months.
A London dispatch of the 13th stated
that it had been learned thure that the
members of the Clan-na-Gael who signed
the majority report finding Dr. Cronin
guilty of treason and sentencing him to
be "removed," were James J. Hogers, of
Brooklyn; T. A. O'Boyle, of Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Christopher F. Brynes, of Saxson
ville, Mass.; John D. McMahon, of Rome,
A Mora (Minn.) dispatch of the 13th
stated that an Indian outbreak had oc
curred at Millie Lac Lake, in that State.
Six settlers were believed to have been
killed. The Indians are Chippewas, who
assembled to hold an annual war-dance.
State and Government troops will be hur
ried to the scene. The last ceusus gives
the number of Indians on the reserva
tion at 2,300.
Stt.vk Brown, a Vermillion County
(Ind.) farmer, pleaded guilty to man
slaughter, ou the 13th, and was sentenced
!o seven years in the penitentiary. Brown
Afterward attempted to commit suicide by
swallowing the pulverized jowder of a
looking glass with the quicksilver. He
killed a tramp in cold blood.
Small-pox and yellow fever are raging
in a virulent form, not alone in Rio Ja
neiro, Brazil, but through all ths coun
try within two hundred miles of that city.
Th death rate for three days at Santos
was seventy per cent.
On the 15th, the President made an
other trip down the Potomac, in Postmaster-General
The works of the Canada Powder Com
pany, twenty-seven miles east of Brock
Tilie, Ont., took fire aud blew up at seven
o'clock, on the morning of the 14th.
The explosion was terrific "killing a num
ber of horses aud sheep and smashing
many plate-glass windows in Brockville.
Fortunately the workmen had not yet re
ported for duty,or there would have been
heavy loss of life
The Dakota law increasing the liquor
tax is now in force. The retail liquor li
cense has heretofore bt-en J3X) per an
num. Under the new law the lowest ta x
that can be imposed i fiOO, and may be
placed as high as f 1,6)0, at the option of
the county commissioners.
The International Typographical Union
has decided to establish a home for indi
gent printers near Colorado Springs,
CoL, the citizens of that place having of
fered a donation of eighty acres of land
for that purpose.
Charlie Morich. nine years old, of
Cincinnati, was fatally burned by the ex
plosion of the taok of a gasoline stove on
All the stokers on the Antwerp line of
steamers struck work on the 1 Ith.
The North German Lloyd steamer
Trave, from Bremen to New York, sank
the Russian schooner David iu tho North
sea on the 13th. The Trave rescued the
i schooner's crew and lauded "th.em at
Southampton on tho lltiu
Thk will of the late Carl Rosa, of Lon
Aon, has been entered for probate. The
instrument makes bequests aggregating
Thk steel torpedo depot ship Vulcan
was launched at Portsmouth, England,
on the 13th. She is the largest vessel the
British Government has ever built.
Lord Adelbert Perry Cecil, the evan
gelist, who was drowned at Picton, Ont.,
on the 13th, was a brother of the present
Marquis of Exeter and distantly related
to Lord Salisbury.
Thk Iowa State Normal School gradu
ated fifty-three students, on the 13th, a
gain of twenty-one over last year.
A call for a Territorial convention in
Oklahoma has been issued, signed by
Mayor Dyer of Guthrie and a committee
of citizens. The convention is to begin at
Guthrie, Wednesday, July 17.
Wm. Semple, the well-known dry-goods
merchant of Allegheny City, Pa., died on
tho 14th, aged sixty-two. Mr. Semple had
been engaged in the dry-goods business
in Allegheny since 1848, and was largely
interested in a number of railroads,
banking institutions, etc. He had amassed
a fortune of about $3,000,000.
Thk period of mourning prescribed for
the late Emperor Frederick of Germany
expired on the 14th..
It is probable that a date will soon be
fixed for the marriage of Prince Leopold
of Prussia and the Princess Louisa of
Schleswig-Holstein, .which was indefi
nitely postponed when Emperor Freder
The Prince of Wales, on the 13th, visitec
the British-American Home in Paris, sup
ported by the Christian societies. He ex
pressed himself as highly pleased with
the institution, and particularly eulogized
Mrs. Lewis, through whose instrumental
ity the home was founded.
Tns Lord Provost of Edinburgh has re
fused to confer the freedom of the city
upon Mr. Parnell on the occasion of the
visit of the Irish leader in July. The sen
ior magistrate present at the ceremony
will therefore officiate.
A banquet was giveruon the evening of
the 13th,by the executive of the Paris Ex
ibition. Among the 30 guests were sev
eral Cabinet ministers and many diplo
mats. General Franklin, the American
Commissioner to the exhibition presided.
Advices from Malone aud other points
in New York as far east as Champlain,
say that the report of the powder explo
sion at Brookville, Ont., on the 11th, was
distinctly heard at thse places.
The Comptroler of the Currency, on the
13th,declared a second dividend of ten per
cent, in favor of the creditors of the Fi
delity Bank of Cincinnati, making in all
thirty-five per cent, on claims proved
amounting to 3,S33,29S. The bank failed
. Thk ship-builders in Great Britain
have never been so busy as at present.
They are so hard pressed that many of
them, are absolutely refusing all orders
for new vessels.
A Scotland Yard detective is said to
be in New York watching developments
in the case of the murdered Dr. Cronin
and the men under arrest there charged
with complicity in the crime.
Patrick A. Ward, president of the
Irish-American Republican Club of In
dianapolis, and a prominent Clan-na-Gael
tnan, committed suicide, on the 13th,
by taking prussic acid.
King Leopold of Belgium is seeking
to interest American, capitalists in the
development of railways in the Congo
The tatalities resulting from tho Ar
magh (Ireland) railway disaster, reached
-seventy-six, on the 14th, thus exceeding
the number lost in the wreck of the Tay
bridge several years ago, which hereto
fore ranked as the most terrible in the
history of the United Kingdom, by two.
On the 13th. Edward Crawley and an
other man known as the "Australian,"
were burned to death in a fire at L-?ad-
ville. Col., which resulted from a drunken
The New Hampshire Republican caucus
chose W. E. Chandler as the party nom
inee for United States Senator on the
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the Court of !eneral Sessions at
Charleston, S. C, on the 17th, the grand
jury returned a true bill against Dr. T. B.
McDow for the murder of Capt. F. W . Daw
son in March last. McDow was arraigned
and pleaded not guilty. June 24th was
fixed for his trial.
The Board of Control of the Mississippi
penitentiary, on the 17th, cancelled tht
lease of L. C. Dulaney, of Washington
county, of fifty five convicts on account of
charges of maltreatment, and re-leased
them at once to W. A. Poliock of Green
ville. At Amite City, La., on the 16th, Mrs.
Dave B. Williams, aged 18, was accident
ally shot and killed by her husband.
Gov. Robert Taylor and staff, and the
Legislative Committee, from Tennessee,
tocether with about forty prominent
citizens of that State arrived at Mont
gomery, Ala., on the 16th and were re
ceived with military honors. They will
proceed to Fort Decatur, Ala., accom
panied by the Governor and stall, and a
military escort from the State of Alabame,
to disinter the remains of Gov. John
The heaviest rain that has fallen in over
a quarter of a century occurred at Piue
Bluff, Ark., on the 15th. The streets in
many places were from four inches to
three feet deep in water. The damage
will be heavy.
Thk handsome granite and bronze
memorial erected at the grave of the late
President Chester A. Arthur, at Albany,
N. Y., by some of his personal admirers,
was unveiled on the 15th without ceremony
by the donors, who inspected it.
The Little Rock (Ark.) Gazette was sold
on the ltth to a stock company for 442,000.
Amon; the stockholders are Maj. John D.
Adams, John C. England, Col. Zeb Ward,
Col. John C. Fletcher, Dr.. C. J. Lincoln,
Cart. J. R. Miller, Col. E. B. Moore and W,
H. Campbell, and many other leading
Democrats over the State.
Dr. T. J. Maxgham, the well-known
veterinary surgeon of Yazoo City, died at
Greenville, Miss., on the Kith of blood
Dr. R. H. Winter, cf Jackson, Miss.,
ex-United States Marshal, received on the
1ith from Judge Pardee, the appointment
as Clerk of the United States Circuit Court,
and from Judge R. A. Hill the appoint
ment as Clerk of the United States District
Court of the Southern District of Missis
sippi, vice Jas. M. McKee, resigned, from
both positions. Mr. A intef is an old citl
zen of Jackson.
The total amonnt of contributions re
ceived by Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania,
for the flood sufferers to date is about $700,-
ALEX. SULLIVAN RELEASED.
JTadce Taley Deride to Grnt the lie-
lean from Custody of Alexander Sal
IiTan, Charged with Complicity In the
Murder of Ir. Cronin,. Hu. Places Illm
Under S2O,O0O Bond. ;".
Chicago, June 14. Alexander Sullivan
Is at liberty under bail of $20. 000. His
bondsmen are Hon. Fernand Jones, one
of the oldest and most wealthy citizens
of Chicago, who celebrated his seven
tieth birthday last week; J.VV. Tuohy, the
extensive dry-goods merchant; Michael
W. Kerwin, a real estate operator, and
Daniel Corkeny, coal meechant. The
combined fortunes of the four men prob
ably exceed a million and 4 half of dol
The scene around tho court . wa3 in
tensely dramatic. Inside every seat and
every foot of ground was occupied, and
even the bench was invaded.? Outside, in
the corridor, a great crowd,, made up in
the main of men whose countenances de
noted their Celtic origin, struggled and
tore and beat in vain against the' barred
Sullivan, escorted by Sheriff Matson
and two deputies, was brougjt in by a
private entrance. He was a shade paler
than usual, and at the audible commotion
caused by his appearance his eye swept
the crowd with a hurried look as if in ap
prehension of a hostile demonstration.
Then he took & seat amojig his array of
Three o'clock was the time that had
been fixed by Judge Tuley for rendering
the decision, but that hour came and
went by and still his Honor was absent.
As the minutes went by Sullivan became
perceptibly nervous, and his agitation
w as communicated to the spectators. All
sorts of rumors went round the room
concerning the delay, but the hum of
conversation stopped like a clock, when
at a quarter of four o'clock the judge
made his appearance. Without any de
lay he plunged into the case. Having
explained the petition and the law upon
which it was based, he proceeded to
review the testimony taken before the
coroner's jury, which had covered 1,100
pages of type-written copy. He quoted
copiously from the evidence of the wit
nesses to whom Cronin had said that
Alexander Sullivan would be the cause
of his death, and that the lat
ter had instigates a conspiracy
to kill him. Nona of this
evidence, he said, would be admitted in a
court of law. This excluded, there was
practically no evidence against him. It
was conceded that Sullivan w as an ene
my of Crouin's; it was also conceded that
Cronin was a bitter enemy of Sullivan.
There were several theories of the mur
der. One was that he was murdered by
people for revenge, growing out of the
society troubles. Assuming this to be so,
what evidence was there identifying Sul
livan with the crime? He was not shown
to be connected with the renting of the
cottage, or the hiring of the horse and
buggy. It was not shown that he knew
O'Sullivan, or had met any of the other
prisoners. No act could be traced homo
to him. The theory that he was killed to
prevent the exposure of the secrets of the
Triangle was unreasonable. It did not
appear that Cronin was in possession of
any vital facts. All he had would have
been in existence after his death. He
could not have taken it with him. All of
the evidence taken at the Buffalo investi
gation was in the possession of
Dr. McCahey, of Philadelphia, and
others. As to the theory - that it was per
petrated as the result of -a decrcer of the
Clan-na Gael, the f ac4; stood ont that Sul
livan had severed his connection with that
order years ago. How then could he in
fluence ana control it? It was not known
that he had ever met, or had any
business dealings with any of the con
spirators. The jury was influenced by
hearsay testimony. The strongest evi
dence against Sullivan was furnished by
himself. It was a protest issued five days
after the doctor's disappearance against
his sitting on the Cronin trial commit
tee. It was couched in language of extra
ordinary virulence and hatred. But this
very publication at such a time tended to
show that Sullivan had no knowledge of
the conspiracy. It seemed incredible
that if he was a party to it, he would have
promulgated such a document right after
The evidence pointed to Sullivan as a
man who desired revenge on Cronin, but it
pointed to no overt act. No impartial man
could make up his mind that dny jury
would convict Sullivan on this evidence.
The mere fact that a party was an enemy
of the man killed was no proof ' that he
was a participant in the murder. He had
therefore come to the conclusion, and not
without very considerable hesitation.that
bail to such an extent as to insure his ap
pearance should an indictment be found
should be accepted.
Sullivan preserved his usual cool, stolid
demeanor when the conclusion .was an
nounced, and an attempt to applaud was
suppressed by the bailiffs. There was an
argument between State's-Attorney
Longenecker and Mr. Trude as to the
amount of bail. The latter,, who said
Sullivan was almost entirely without
means, thought .$5,000 to $10,000 sufficient.
Finally $20,000 was agreed upon.. and the
four gentlemen named swore to the aggre
gate possession of over half a million of
real estate. The bonds were then made out
and signed, and Sullivan walked out of
the room a free man. t
THE SAMOAN PROTOCOL-
The Document Sijfned by All the Com
missioner at. Berlin Its Prrtvision May
Not be Mle Public Until Congres
Washington:, June 15. The-Berlin ne
gotiations for the Samoan treaty are at
an end, and dispatches received at the
State Department state that the proctocoi
was signed by all the commissioners yes
terday in Berlin. It is now understood
that the agreement originally submitted
to the State Department was found to bo
entirely satisfactory to the President, to
Secretary Blaine and the rest of the Cab
inet. State Department officials are not yet
certain whether or not the Samoan agree
ments can be made- publio before the
meeting of Congress. If a formal treaty
pertaining to international questions, it
will have to be submitted to the Senate;
but as a simple agreement the State De
partment has power to make public its
provisions at its discretion.
The Pennsylvania Kctlroad Rrgairrd.
Chicago, June 15. The Pennsylvania
railroad has been rebujlt through the late
flooded district under the direct supervi
sion of the officers in charge of the en
gineering and transportation' depart
ments of the Pennsylvania; lines. The
last rail needed to-connect the severed
parts of the great thoronghfare- ws.s
placed in position yesterday. The new
track has been substantially bai1t, and
it will be gradually tested until Monday
next, when the great-trunk line 'will be
reopened and express" trains will again
run in both directions between Chicago,-
St. Louis, Cincinnati and Clevjdaiid.iua-'
the west, and Baltimore, V asibiogtop,?
Philadelphia and New. Xork on the eas'i.
Mrs. Henry Lair, of Mercer County,
Ky., is six feet four inches and has seven
sons taller than herself, one standing six
feat eight inches.
M. O. Lancaster, & prominent shoe
doaler of Lexington, Ky., fell oft a stool
in his counting-room, a few days ago,
and was seriously, if not fatally injured.
Sam Jones' preaching, at Jackson,
Miss., ha3 stirred the city from center to
circumference. Fully five thousand per
sons of all classes and conditions listen to
him at each service.
The Alabama State Board of Assess
ment of railroad property has completed
its work for the present tax year. The
total valuation of railroad property is as
sessed at $40,163,776. This is an increase
of valuation over last year of $4,855,918.
A heavy cyclone struck the little city of
Dayton, Tenn., a few days ago, from one
end to the other. The cloud was funnel
shaped. It struck a new block and dam
aged it so that it will have to be torn
down and rebuilt, unroofed the opera
house and shook the most substantia
building in the city. No lives were lost
A convention of ex-Confederates was
held at New Orleans, a few days since,
for the purpose of organizing an associa
tion embracing all the surviving Confed
erate soldiers. The meeting organized
tho "Confederate Veterans' Association"
by adopting a constitution and electing
General John B. Gordon, of Georgia,
Fire destroyed sixteen houses at Liv
ingston, Ala., a few evenings ago. Loss
not estimated. There was no insurance
on buildings or stock of goods.
The East Tennessee, Virginia & Geor
gia road has discharged two hundred
shop-hands at Knoxville, Tenn., on ac
count of dullness in business.
The commencement exercises at Fisk
University, at Nashville, Tenn., was held
recently in the presence of a very largt
gathering, both from Nashville and else
where. There were nineteen graduates.
A little three-year-old son of James
Brown, of Ohio County, Ky., overturned
a kettle of boiling water upon himself, a
few days since, and was terribly burned.
He died in great agony.
Mrs. Catherine Boyle, aged sixty-five,
and her children. Miss Nora, aged twenty-five;
Frank, aged thirty, and William,
aged twenty -three, were all adjudged in
sane at Louisville, Ky., recently, and
sent to Anchorage Asylum.
James Warren, white, about nineteen
years old, employed as a watchman on
the steamer E. T. Holman, was drowned
by the overturning of a skiff on to which
he had stepped from the steamer at
Nashvifte, Tenn., a few days ago.
The Republican State central commit
tee of Kentucky has decided to hold
another convention to nominate a candi
date for State treasurer in place of John
Barrett, who declined the race. This
convention willjnieet at Lexington July 4.
The revival meeting of Rev. Sara Jones
.closed at Jackson, Miss., a few days ago.
It was a great meeting. A conservative
estimate of the accessions to the church
is between six and seven hundred.
George Handley, a teamster, died at the
Charity Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., a
few days since, of lock-jaw, caused by a
kick of a mule. Handley was trying to
put a harness on a young mule when it
kicked him in the face. His injury did
not appear to be serious, but lock-jaw set
in and he died in a few hours.
R. A. Fretwell is in jail at Memphis,
Tenn., charged with obtaining, by false
pretenses, deeds to 14,000 worth of real
estate from R. W. Buford. The property
is situated in Shelby County, Tenn., De
Soto and Tallahatchie counties, Miss.
Fretwell is a member of the firm of Fret
well & George, of Tyler, Tex., who own
the patent rights to an ironing table.
A cowardly and unprovoked murder
was committed at Aberdeen, Miss., a few
days ago. Alphonso Webb, a well-kuown
citizen, became intoxicated and was taken
to his home by Policeman Ed McCoy. As
the officer was passing through the gate
he was fired upon by Webb and almost
instantly killed. He managed, however,
to exchange one shot with Webb, inflict
ing a slight wound.
News has been received from Nebo, n
village in Hopkins County, Ky., in regard
to a killing that took place at a colored
funeral near there a few evenings ago.
Several men, who were drinking, became
involved in a difficulty over a jug ol
whisky, when Harry Perkins drew a re
volver and fired upon Dick Green, shoot
lnghim through the head. Green fell and
instantly expired, when Perkins fled and
A most horrible triple murifer is re
ported to have occurred recently at Al
crove, S. C. Tho slaughter was commit
ted by a Mr. Anderson, who is a section
master of the railroad between Sumter
and Lanes. While suffering from delirium
tremens he cut the throat of his wife and
killed his two children, who were in bod
asleep. The mother and wife was
found lying across the threshold of her
home with a terrible gash in her throat.
Although there have been forty murders
in Scott County, Tenn., the double lynch
ing of Loyd and Reynolds, a few nights
ago, was the first hanging. After the
men were in the hands of the mob they
were asked if tbey wanted to pray, and an
affirmative answer having been given,
they were allowed to kneel in the road in
silent devotion for five minutes. Rey
nolds was first tied to a limb and stood
upon a log fence. Somebody was asked to
sing for him, but as all were backward,he
led the singing in a hymn, "Come Think
On Death and Judgment" Loyd was
placed beside him and the fence pushed
down under them .
Conductor Barlow Whigham, of the
Savannah, Americus & Montgomery rail
road, was brutally murdered near King's
Crossing a few mornings ago while tak
ing his train to Americus. He wm on
top of the cafs, and discovered two negro
tramps stealing a ride on the ladder. He
ordered them to come up, and at the
same time pulled the bell-rope in order
to stop and put them off. As the negroes
came forward one drew his pistol and
fired. The ball struck the conductor over
the eye. He fell from the car, which was
moving at a rate of twenty-five miles an
hour. The train was stopped and the
conductor picked up. He soon died. The
Bailiff Hamlin died a few days ago at
Tyty, Ga., from a pistol-shot wound in
flicted by Join Croom, colored, whom he
was trying to arrest. Croom shot Section
Master Stricklin last falL bue'haa ince
eluded arrest. " "
Shelby Ward shot and "mortally
wounded Rhode -Thompson, ,5.bont Seven
miles from Lexington,-Ky., a few days
ago. Both are yonng white men 'and they
fell out over a young ladyi Ward is out
on bail. ;
David McCabe-attempted to-be.the in
front of the olev-ator.at Vicksburg, Miss.,
a few evenings ' ago. -Although he could
not swim, he went Clone and' a floating
hogshead waa viJaJiit used aia buoy.
They found hi3 body,tfce next .da,
Some Stories of the Groat Flood
Thrilling Accounts of Narrow Escapes
Told by Survivors Many Deeds of
Heroism Pathetic Incident
of the Woeful Disaster.
TIMES WHICH TRIED MEN'S HEARTS.
It is no hackneyed utterance to say that
pen can not depict the horrors of the twin
disasters holocaust and deluge with
which the towns in the Conemaugh valley
were visited last week. Silence is the most
expressive eloquence for the deep emotions
that spring from the heart of every man
who has read the lengthy accounts In the
newspapers of the death wave which swept
away the homes and destroyed the liveB ol
the thousands of happy and prosperous in
aabitants of the stricken region, and the
flames which fed ravenously upon the huge
mass of debris which gathered at the fatal
oridge in Johnstown, and the hundreds of
CLINGING FOB XjXFE. '
victims hemmed in without chance of es
cape. People who witnessed such scenes
as those enacted at. Johnstown and
Chatsworth and Ashtabula alone
fully realize the insignificance of
human life. In this latest, and by far the
most frightful catastrophe ever experienced
in America, hundreds ot deeds of heroism
passed unrecorded into oblivion hundreds
of vain efforts' were made to rescue ' the
waifs who went floating swiftly onward to
their doom. Numberless cases of maniy
heroism and womanly devotion might be
recorded, and countless others will never
be known on earth. Mothers went to death
rather than accept salvation without the
children who clung to them. Bravo men
relinquished their chances of ewcape into the
hands of those of the weaker sex whose piti-
fnl cries for assistance fell upon their ears.
Stories of miraculous escapes are told by
men, women and children who reached
places of refuge after terrible experiences
in the awful flood. To those who find no
friends in the death-list these narrations
prove most readable.
Curtis Williams and his wire were carried
on top of their roof from Woodvalo. Their
house struck tne Catholic church in Johns
town and they climbed to the roof of that
edifice. They remained there until the
building took fire, when they made the,jr
way from roof to roof to the hill back of
Michael Bonesen, an Irishman, tells a
most wonderful story of his escape. He
floated with the tide for soma time, when
he was struck with some floating timber
and borne underneath the water. When he
came up he was struck again, and at last he
was caught by a lightning rod and held
there for over two hours, when ho was
' Tommy Brown, a little 14-year-old
youngster, his mother, brother and the 0-wecks-old
baby were in the upper flooi of
their house when the crash came. After
many efforts the lad succeeded in getting
tho family on the roof and they tore down
the stream with the current The roof wes
parted in a few minutes and Tommy saw
his sick mother and brother go down in
tho water. He made an effort to save
them, but they were too far out, and he
was compelled to turn his attention to the
babe. The pair floated to the mills in Mill
ville, where they landed on a heap of
"No one will ever know the real horrors
of this accident unless he saw the burning
people and debris beside the stone bridge"
remarked Bev. Father Trautmein; "the
horrible naturo of the affair can not be
realized by any person who did not witness
the scene. As soon as possible after tho
first great crash occurred I hastened to the
building. A thousand persons were
struggling in 'ie ruins and im
ploring for God's sake to release
them. Frantic husbands and fathers
stood at the edge of the furnace that wi
slowly heating to a cherry heat and incin
erating human victims. Everyone wns
anxious to save bis own relatives, and
raved, cursed and blasphemed until the air
A BCXDEED FUNERALS. ,
appeared to tremble. One man, who was
trying to steer a float upon which hi wif4
sat on a mattress, lost his hold, and in a mo
ment the craft swept into a sea of flame and
never again appeared. The agony of
that man was simply heartrending.
He raised his arms to Heaven and
screamed in bis mental anguish, and.
only ceased that to tear his hair and moan
like" one distracted. One young woman
waa found under the dead body of a rela
tive. A force of men attempted to ex
tricate her. and succeeded in releasing
every limb but one leg. For three hours
they labored, and every moment the flames
arept nearer and nearer. waa on the
rtoint several times of ordering the men to
chop her leg eff. It would have been much
better to save hex life even at that loss than
have her burn to death. . Fortunately it was
not necessary, but the young lady's escape
from mutilation or death she will never
George Irwin wu rescued from the limbs
of an apple-tree after having remained
there for two hours. He was carried for
miles on the breast of the foaming atream,
finally strikingtha tree.which circumstance
saved his life. While there many unfort
unates were swept by him and their frantic
criea for the uld he waspowerles to rentier
are, h says, still ringing iu his cars. One
woman and two children were floating
aloriif in apparent safety when they st.rfick
the corner of a building and all went down
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Two men were enting in a restaurant
when they uw the pallid f aces of people
who were fleeing down the streets They
sprang through the back door, through an
alley and up the side of a hill, but o swift
was the progress of the wave that they had
to wade throngh water -up to their waists
before reaching the high ground. They
had little more than a block to go, and tha
people who were twenty feet be
hind them were caught by the flood
and swept away. The water enrae in
a' wall, preceded by a yellowish cloud
of mist or foam, and as it caught the blocks
of houses it swept thorn down together with
a succession of crashes that was terrible.
As soon ns possible they began the work of
organizing relief parties to rescue the people
who were on the houses that had been
swept, back into Stony . Creek when the
water could notescape below.- tme secured
a clothea-lino -which was used to send
out a . raft with a strong , man
to take the people off the houses. A rivei
man voluuteered for this work, and with a
rope tied securely about his body he made
many trips into the Jlood, and each time
brought two people ashore with htm. The
other gentlemen carried these people up to
the high ground, w here they were cared
f or'by the residents of that locality. -. They
rescue I over fifty people in this way, most
ly women and children.'
'MIrs Mary Adams drifted on the top of a
box-car towards the burning debris at the
etone bridge. Her - rait lodged about
twenty feet from the flames, whichwere
burning furiously. Boards and drift of all
kinds was packed around her and she could
not move auy thing but ber hands and head.
The flames crept nearer and nctirer, andshe
became frantic, calling out to the men on
the bank to shoot her or stone her to death.
At last a rope was thro'i'u her which ahe
fastened around bef body. The Homes at
this time were all around her. The men
dragged her ashore more dead than alive.
Her left arm Was broken In two places and
both legs were badly crushed.
Mrs. Georgo btaultcr was rescued alive
Thursday night from the wreck of a house
away down the river. When, found she was
lying in a cavity beneath a pile of beams
and rafters which held ip the mass of tuina
on top and prevented them from crush
ing her. tho was unconscious and
was - just breathing. ' 'Her!i hold on
lit'g was a , very Blender,, one,- and
It is not probable that she will
live, although ehe is reciving the tender
est of care. When the news of her rescue,
after six days and nights of, exposure and
lack of nourishment, spread through the
town, hundreds of people crowded about
the stretcher on w hich she was being car
ried to see her. It is considered almost
miraculous that she vhould have remained
alive so long. Th$ .rain and cold were
enough to kill hen 1 ' -
Tho body of a woman was found with a
pretty baby clasped in her arms with what
had been a most loving cmbrsfse. All effort
to unclasp her arms were unvavntiing; The
only wy to get tho baby from the dead
.KEFUOEES ON THK llll.LfcinE-
mother was to break tho arm, nnd the res
oners resolved 1k let them Ho in death cs
they had in life.
William Gaffney lost fourteen relative-,
including his wife and two children.
Several of the bodi3s ho recovered, snd im
aidod performed tho mournful duty of dlg
iring their graves and burying them, in
speaking of the matter ho said: "I never
thought that I could perform such a sad
duty, but I had to do it and I did it No
one has any idea of the feelings of a man
who acts as undertaker, grav:-d!gger and
pa 1-bcarer for his own family." ,t
'Mamma, mamma!'' cririd n" child. Hhe
had recognized a body that no 0119 else
could, and in a moment tho corpno was
ticketed, boxed and delivered to laborers,
who bor it away to join the - long funeral
No hearses were wen in Johnstown. Rel
atives recognized their dead, ' secured the -cbftins
and got fhem carried the best way
they could to the graveyards'. A ' prayer, .
some tears and a few more of the dead thou
sands were furled in Mother Karth. " - . .
' Mrs. Ogle was the Western TJnfort tele- '
graph operator at Johnstown for twenty
years. Her daughter, Minnie, was her as
sistant, !She was at her post when the flood ,
camo. Her Inst message was one of warn
ing to those lower down in the valley. Khe
could have escaped with her daughter and
two other assistants had she selfishly mind
ed the first warnings that came over tho
wire, but she ordered that no one leave
the office until tho vnlley was wnrncd. All
heroically stood their ground and were lost.
A wealthy young Philadelphia named
Ogie recently became engaged to a Johns
town lady. Miss Carrie DicbL. They were to
be wedded in tho middle of Juno, and both"
parties were preparing for the ceremony.
The lover heard of tho terrible' flood, but,
knowing that th residence f his. dear one
was up in the-hil's, tct little fear fr her
safety. To - make sure." "liwe'ver, he - -started
for Johnstown." Near tho 'Fourth- -
street morgue " be met Mr. '. - PiehU ';
"Thank God you are safe" "he-exda'med,
then, added: 'Is tJnrfie well"" "fshe was .
visiting in the vallfiy when tile wave came,"
was the mournful reply, then he beefconed
the young man ;to enter the chtnlwr, of '
death. A moment later Mr. Ogle wa kneel-
ing beside a rough bier and wa kissing the
cold, white face. From the. lifebiss finger .
he slipped a thin, gold ring, and In its place .
put one of his owu.. . Then Jie stla. quietly
out one of the thousand made to mourn
by the bursting of the South. Fork Jam?
The most pathetic case yet brought to f
light is that of James Llgto H had oomej
to Johnstown to attend the wedding pf his'
sister Ellen He knew of the act that a
terrible disMter had taken, place, but
had no idea that his famiiy was involved."
His agony may be imagined rather
than described when Warning on bin
arrival that' his mother and three tUMera
had bean drowned nd his father demented
over the terrible affliction The old gen
tleman was crying like a child and asking.,
those he met: "Did yen see them? Did .
you see them go down; they will come baolc
lor the weddiny to-nti'ht. Hue luis pone for
her bridal wtcuUl"
Kqufro Fifher and his wife had an inter
esting family of seven obildrcn. Their
houso withstood the tAUu k of tho wave,
but a locomotive was wept down, struck
the residence, and al). snv ono.ta l"y 'f
17, wt'te lost. This lad a Tw d..y Inter,,
overpowcied by his. trrivf, . ;oiuiiiit.U-d . wi
cldu by hm lig Uimnclf Ituiu the top ot
w rejected to iu-.