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CAMDEN, TENNESSEB, Fill DAY, NOVUM HER 121, 18!)().
The President calls upon the peo
nlo to give tluinks this November.
Every Democrat say Amen. New
Is it too. Moon to Infill to talk
J about the; good road law the next
general assembly is going to en
act ? Nashville Herald.
Dudley's occupation's gone. His
;purchased '"blocks-of-fivo" stand
rtio ehance,evonin Indiana, against
ihonest and -angry bionics of fifty.
New York World.
The three -Republican P's who
'voted against the McKinley bill in
the Senate. are true prophets and
;an honor to the alphaljet. Louis
..Now that members of the Stanley
Expedition have done a little talk
ing about each other, the,public be
gins to understand why Emin was
not anxious to be rescued. New
All the five (Representatives in
Congress from Minnesota voted for
the McKinley bill. Every one of
them was re-nominated. All are
defeated at the polls. New York
The Democratic-farmov fusion
'in South Dakota will elect the new
United States Senator. South Da
kota gotinto the Union, just in time
to help 'xejmGiate the . McKinley
lunacy. St. Louis Republic.
"Whenever a custodian of public
funds is dubbed "Honest John,"
'"Honest Dick," etc., it is always
well to see that. his bond is legal in
form, anT-that -his securities are
; all solvent. Mem phis Appeal-Ava
TnosE empty Democratic seats
which have had such a conspicuous
J) pictorial illustration on the streets
.for the past week were filled by a
solid Democratic majority on Tues-
-day. It's too bad to spoil a good
picture, but it can't always&e help
ed. Boston Globe.
The list 'of members elected to
'the general assembly, it is claimed,
mpon analysishows that the.Alli
anee has forty-nine of the Demo
crats, and Uhe remaining fifty-five
do not belong to the order. How
the Republican members are divid
ed is not stated. Nashville;Herald.
Massachusetts, which has elec
ted a 'Democratic governor by f
majority of 13,000, used to roll up
.a Republican majority of 100,000.
It is plain that it docs not believe
:that the party that passed the Mc
Kinley bill is the same that put
down the war. Chicago Herald.
No -man, no record, was more
'certainly on trial before the coun
try at tho recent election than Mr.
Eeed and Mr. Reed's record. With
regard to them the verdict has been
given and. recorded. It is over
whelmingly 'against both the de
.fendant.and his theories and acts.
.No public condemnation of a poli
tician or his policy could be more
'decisive than was that of tho Speak
er and his policy. Philadelphia
The theory of inevitable Teaction
after a political tidal wave, with
which the :Republican leaders tire
consoling themselves, will not hold
" Tin the light-of history. 'The tidal
wavo nvhich brought Democratic
victories in 1882 carried Mr. Clove-
land into the -'Presidency in 18S4,
;and kept the House of Representa
tives Democratic until 1888. The
reaction theory does not always
work, and the McKinley law which
will continue to work the other
way makes the Republican pros
pect for 1892 gloomy St Louis
One-half tho lead used in the
United States is mined in Missouri.
Five thousand hat workers "are
idle at Danlmry, Com:., on account
of the factories having shut down.
Galveston, Tex., is importing
Irish potatoes from England. Tho
duty on them is 25 cents per bushel.
William Rico and his '.father were
Opposing candidates for the legis
lature in Kansas. The sou beat his
father by twenty-six vote.
The Seventy-seventh anniversary
of Judge Allan G. Thurman was
celebrated -with great pomp at Co
lumbus, Ohio, November 13.
Attorney-General Moses Priest,
of Nashville, is very 'ill and his
death hourly expected. Mr. Priest
is a native of Carroll County.
Maj. E. B. Stahlman,' of Nash
ville, has resigned the third vice
presidency of the .Louisville and
Nashville Railroad Company.
Postmaster-General Wanam aker
announces that Mexican newspa
pers will not be distributed on ac
count of lottery advertisements.
Mrs. Dr. D. C. Kelleydied at her
home in Leeville, last Friday after
a brief illness. Mrs. Kelley was a
laughter of ex-Governor Campbell.
A report has just been put in
circulation that an attempt was
made on President Harrison's life
by a crank last May in AVoshington
city. . y
Fourteen! hundred geese in one
drove was a novel sight witnessed
in Vandalia, Mo., recently. They
were driven in from the country to
be shipped to Chicago.
Dr. J. B. Jones, medical superin
tendent of the insane asylum at
Bolivar, died last Saturday mora
ine of consumption. He was a
former resident of McKenzie.
Charles Woods and Bud Goins,
employes of a flouring mill at
Chattanooga had a difficulty about
some trivial matter last Friday .and
the formerwas disemboweled.
J. H. McDowell, editor of The
Toiler, has withdrawn .from the
race for State1 Comptroller of Ten
nessee, and will be a candidate for
Commissioner of Agriculture.
Application has been made to
Governor Taylor to appoint ten
delegates to the Southern States
Immigration Society which meets
at Ashville, N. C, December 17.
Unc nouso ot the Ukiaiioma leg.
y"V 1 A il M t 1 1
islature has passed a bill making i
a criminal libel for a newspaper to
even insinuate anything against a
man's character whether it is true
No successor is obtainable for
postmaster atBaumstown, Pa., since
F. K. Leiderman resigned, Octobe,
13. The post-office has been in ex
istence .for fifty years, and pays a
salary of $30 a year.
Charley Coleman, keeper of th
Franklin County jail, was 'found
dead near the jail at Wincheste
Sunday morning. It is not known
whether he came to his death by
accident or wasmurdereil.
There is a threatened Indian out
break at Fort Smeade, iLaramie
and other adjacent settlements, ant!
the War Department has orderet
the troops at these points to be
ready for marching orders.
Herr Most, the noted Anarchis
was refused a hall in which to lec
ure at Cincinnati Sunday rtiigh
'Ho was also notified that he would
not bo allowed to harrangue on the
streets. Most is a radical Anarch
ist,. and his lectures . are . generally
I very -incendiary.
Tho feat of carrying the mails
from New York to London in sevr n
days has just been performed. A
pneumatic tube laid across tho At
lantic, it is thought, would convey
the mails in less than two hours.
A vote of tho citizens of Lexing
ton, Ky., on the question rtf appro
priating 2."i0,000 for tho purpose
of removing the State cepitol of
Kentucky from Frankfort to Lex
ington, will be taken next Monday.
Charles Eaton a Memphis attor-
ey had the papers in ;a case before
udge DuBose, taken from him
aturday because he failed to pro-
uce his license as an attorney to
practice bffif ore the criminal -court.
A'youngtnanby name of Teaguo
'ell into a vat of boiling water at a
jox and basket 'factory At Chatta
nooga last Friday. He went in up
to his shoulders and when taken
cut was parboiled. 'He was alive
at' last accounts.
The Turkish Government has
sent 3,000 troops to Tripoli, and is
increasing the armaments of its
brts. It-is stated that these prep
arations are due to fears concern-
the designs of the Italian Gov
ernment upon Tripoli.
J. G. Arata, a St. Louis drum
mer, was shot and seriously wound
ed by a man named Burns at Little
Rock, Ark., November 13. .Arata
had been criminally intimate' with
T I . 1 "I A it
liurns step-tiaugnter was tne cause
which led to the shooting.
A negro hoy was found hanging
toa tree aim run or ounet noies
near Water Valley, Miss., Friday
of last week. On investigation it
was found out that he had assaulted
a young white lady living near, and
Iiad m6t tho 'usual punishment
meted out for such crimes.
Henry Smith, the well-dressed
negro urate who assuiteu iurs.
Calhoun near Birmingham, Ala.,
ast week, was captured and lynched
Sunday night. Another negro who
attempted to incite a riot to avenge
tho death of Smith was taken out
and'hung by a mob the next night.
Physicians and scientists are at
present taken up with a discovery
by Professor Koch, of 'Germany, of
a cure for consumption. It is said
that experiments made with Koch's
remedy so far have been very satis
factory, and there is good reason
to believe that hie discovery is a
William Widths, who murdered
two men in Carroll County, an ac
count of which is published in an
other column, has been carried to
Paris And placed in jail. Fears
being entertained that 'an attempt
would be made to lynch him was
the cause of his being removed
from the Huntingdon jail.
Mr. J. O. Bailey, of Arlington,
has gone insane brooding over the
murderous assault made on his wife
several weeks ago by an unknown
negro. The unfortunate man has
been taken to. Memphis and placed
in confinement. It is thought the
only thing that will restore his rea
son will be tho capture and punish
ment of his wife's assailant.
A travelling showman, William
Fountain, advertised a show for
children at Birmingham, Ala., on
November 10, but made no prepar
ations for any exhibition. When
the children were gathered in the
hall he held a burning match and
screamed fire. A panic ensued and
the children trod upon one another
in a frantic attempt to escape. A
number of children were horribly
crushed and mangled, though none
were lulled outright -lho- scoun
drel was Jirrest'Ml.
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IlimtlliKiloii Special 1o Niislivllli! American.!
'One of tho most atrocious kill
ings in the history of this county oc
curred near Clarkcburgh, 13 miles
from this place, on last Saturday
about 11 o'clock. The facts, nsyour
correspondent is able to gather
them, are rather meagre, but about
as follows: Some two or three
years ago William Widdis, an Irish
farmer, got into a difficulty with
an old man by the name of Jacky
Grant, and struck him over the
head with a piece of a fence. rail,
inflicting a severe wound. Widdis
was prosecuted, and employed dpt.
J. P. Wilson, a lawyer, to defend
him. Captain Wilson succeeded
in clearing his client, but failed to
collect' his fee. The account was
put in the hands of Constable High
Rosswith the instruction to make
the money out of Mr. Widdis' cot
Last Saturday morning the officer
went to Widdis' home and levied
on thev cotton,-Mr. Widdis telling
him he -might take the cotton, but
ho would replevy it ' when carried
Just before noon the officer, ae
companiod by his nephew, Jim
Ross, and '.also Lum Wiles, whose
mother had a-small account against
Widths, and a, party to the suit,
went to Widths' with, a wagon to
haul away the cotton. High Ross,
the officer, was in the cotton-house
filling up baskets, Jim Ross'was in
the wagon receiving the cotton', and
Wiles was standing near by, when
Widths, unexpected to all, appeal
ed upon the scene with' a double
barreled shotgun, and without a
word commenced shooting. The
first shot took effect in High' Ross'
left side, killing him instantly ; the
second shot was nt Jim Ross, en
tering his stomach, from which he
died in three or four minutes.
He then turned his' attention to
Wiles, who. getting the house be
tween Widdis and himself, escaped.
Widths followed him several lntn
dred yards, shooting at him once,
but did not hit Am.
Widdis then came to town, tolt
what he liad done wind was placet
in jail. To your correspondent he
refused to make any statements.
further than that ho was very much
under the influence of morphine
of which he is a habitual user, ant
hardly 'knowns w$ at did occur.
Widdis is about fifty years old
and has a wife and one child. Hig
Ross was about forty-five, years old
and leaves a large family. Jim
Ross was about twenty-two years
old, and unmarried.
There is a great deal of bad feci
mg in tne community in winch the
killing occurred, and somdhere fear
that there will bo an effort made to
mob Widdis, but such an offor
would very likely prove fruitless
ns he is well guarded.
SLUl'T IX I J.'E WOODS.
Recently four children wore dis
1 T-k m
covered near i ans, lex., in a sat
plight. They had lain out in the
woods all night in a drenching rain
and were wet through and num
from cold. Colonel Hodges, wh
first found them, carried them to
his home and provided them wit
warm clothing and food. The olt
est is a girl about sixteen years o
age, the second a girl about thir
teen, and the two others were boys
aged about thirteen .and seven.
Tho girls related a pitiful story.
They said theiv names were Emma
and Katie Thompson, and that they
had been living near Clarksville,
but that their m ther was a widow,
ami was recently seriously burned.
find had boon taken- charge of by
the county ; that they had relatives
somewhere near Bonham, aiid had
started out on foot to go to them,
as they had no money with which
to pay their way. Night had over
taken them in the woods, and they
had lain down under a tree aiid
slept there. They had a small bun
dle of clothes and a few hard bis-
uits. Their clothing and pinch-
d, starved expression, as well ta
leir illiteracy, betokened the most
abject poverty. They-are 'being
uopcrly cared for until their rela-
ives or friends, if they have any,
can lio heard from.
S FKIlliUAUY M A1A-!
The question whether tho'.'Jfcl,
of February is legally a 'day or not
ms lately been presented to the
courts of Indiana. There is author-
ty in that State to the effect that
he 28th and 29th of February arc
o be counted as one day; but, whom
the supremo court so decided, it
lad not examined an ancient Eng-
ish statute concerning leap year,
passed in the twenty-third year 6f
Henry III., 'which bears upon the
subject. Accordingly, in the case
to which we refer, the judge deter
mined to consider tho question 'de
novo ; and ho came to the'conclH-
sion that the 29th of February
must bo regarded as a drty, in the
contemplation of tho law, 'at' "least,
as much as any other, and must be
reckoned in the legal computation
of time where days are considered.
Is the man who works on Febru
ary 28 and 20 to 'have pay for one
day onlyV'heasks. "Has a judge
ment rendered on February 2S no
n'iority as a lien over one Tendered
on February 29 ? Could a man sen
tenced: 'to1 bo hung on February 28
bo legally executed on February
29?" Of course not. The confu
sion on the subject has evidently
arisen from statutes treating of the
entire year as a whole. Thus, there
is a provision in the revised statutes
of New .York that whenever '-'tho
term "year" or' "years" shall bo
used' in any law sentence, contract;
or instrument -of 'Writing, the yeai
intended shall be taken to consist of
305 days; a 'half year, 182 lays;'a
quarter of a 'year 91 Jays, 'and'" the
added day of a leap "year aiid the
lay immediately preceding, if they
shall occur in any period so com
puted, shall be reckoned together
as one day."
Ay IMVOUTAXT DECISIOX.
The Arkansas Supreme Court
handed down an important decision
recently. Some time ago Hardy
M. Banks, a farmer of Yell County,
negotiated a loan of 1.000 from the
New England Mortgage and Secur
ity Company and tho Corbin Bank
ing Company of Boston. Theloftn
was" made through broker Ocobock
The sum of $200 was' taken :out
of tho principal for interest, aiid
Banks was paid only 800. In re
turn tho farmer executed notes aiid
gave the security company amort
gnge on his farm to secure ivnx pay
ment The notes came due, but were
not satisfied, and proceedings for a
foreclosure were commenced in the
Yell County Circuit Court Banks
lost the case, and appealed to the
A decision was rendered against
the Security Company. Tho Court
held that the interest charged was
usurious, which fact forfeited tho
principal and interest The farmer
is ahead just 800. Considerable
interest is felt in the decision, as
it is the first rendered since the
passage of the act by the last leg
islature fixing the rate of iutojv"
notn above. 10 per oont