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^OLUME XV. HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1891. NUMBER 28.
^''''"^Tkhkuy^ says ft’s extremely f/ '! re the man of the future and * difficult to be the man of the , . Indiana miners who are of the (hat proclamations don't go " remember what happened to the v-eiend statesmen who thought in jurious didn't go. . .SAsTiiTnot boasting as much of . a'jmor plate as lie used to. Hut it is :'Y- ,.r of gratulation that he discov ’a defects himself instead of wait <! \n have an enemy point them out jo him- ___ 10 steamship Lucania is still the ’t 0f the tleet. Her latest record * knots in 133 hours shows that ; ' i,uld steam away handily from anv fr with guns on board much larger than a torpeih> boat._ i,rv. K'KU.v's visit was not an un jsed evil to St. Louis, after all. The hospital has a few more patients r’: t;,e city jailer must feed two or m0rc prisoners: but, then, the ■ ,mt rid of a couple hundred tramps feo went off as recruits. vrrp.F.TAiiV Moirro.v has annihilated .Knf the traditions of the agricultural apartment, and has encroached upon .time-honored custom in the foreign ic of the government. He has or that all reports and communica -is from his department he typewrit sif steam and electricity were not pniing nut the horse rapidly enough, jjew competitor must arise in the MBcl. The steed of the desert has re f’ntly been introduced into Russia, Inhere his cheapness and toughness mke him a capital boast of burden for rough farm work. \ ( ommittkk of the Presbyterian gen eral assembly now contemplate the creation of a denominational religious trust. At the rate we are now moving j all the corner lots in Heaven will soon te gobbled by a class of people whose sle aim seems to la* to figure as the tonsciencc-keepers of others. Srssra has one policy which would smunend it to American labor re fers. Xo employer can reduce «rs or discharge his men without Eiying the government, which tries f tnd places for discharged help. 5i> is state aid for the unemployed; ud still Russia is not Elysium. Thk Kelly commonweal army were so vi. received and fed in St. Louis that they found time to resurrect some of their old dissentions with the result, at las: accounts, of a probable split, apor ' r, adhering to “Col.'’ Speed and start ing "n their own hook to make their air to the Mecca of the “industrials.” "ostkrn boys at the Annapolis naval fcademy are holding their own in good y.c. A Wyoming cadet graduates at head of his class this year, and ■on? the first twelve are seven other T*!em hoys. A Tennessee cadet ranks hi in the engineering division and lie lowed by it Texan, a Georgian and fflMahoan in the order named. A i.awsitt over Dr. Emin's papers •Gneen begun in Berlin. One claim '’-i'lerida. Emin's daughter by an "inian woman, and generally re • as his heir: the other isa woman in Constantinople, who asserts she was Emin's legal wife, and fetees a certificate signed, apparent ■ i-inin to prove the legitimacy of -"child. Paulina. The proof in the ■her case seems to he complete. hi. determination of Mr. Asquith k'i'MVh home secretary, in refusing Jgn the Maybriek case or even to at affidavits which have been sub J 'd. throws a strong light on En ' Methods of procedure in criminal ' ' In that country when convic ,j ,l''’een secured, the ease for the ^ ' mned is practically closed, in oth r s. the administration of the law liwie is. according to their notion. Qilihle. rS'' a h'u months ago John Y. Me ^ -'as a boss in high feather in n'*- h'. 'i .. with a strong pull in 1 "-'lay he is in Sing Sing. esPnd has been consolidated Sw ! * one.v Island no longer vf!T' tri1nitc to a boss, and has o. respectable. McKane’s best s'iminerfield. has surren -s ,pJ*>klyn s sheriff, and is like -. ^r,son’ *'° "'onder the New »* '.bosses are seeking the seclu ® 01 Private life. s - onfederate officer on the Gettys '' LaTf efield '-nrnmission. Mai. Wm. North Carolina, has is* Ss,at u,ro'lia:' letter asking for the ssj./ ‘’’ ssoi all confederate offi :;?batt’ m-'n ,'t:'l living who were in Stag. • ,/n : ^or their co-operation in y' inei>- positions and evolu the'r -egiments. The land s'-^ an" 'burg will thus be pre] ^vlea„f‘ n” doubt the field before : ..ar’ t , '^ made a national U' park. . ^ACox** s \* u ":sr„ ;er ;i ' ' d uiTK. the New York ' ha> re’.''‘v "n top once more, as jArs ,M r donated five thousand ivacm >n"X c°llege in Illinois. ' bis. p... . u!s had lots of ups and *?' generally manages to bp NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the senate, on the 31st. a resolution was unanimously adopted declaring that it belongs wholly to the people of the Hawaiian islands to establish and maintain their own form of government, and that any interference on the part of a foreign power would be considered as an act unfriendly to the United States. The four paragraphs of the lumber schedule were dis posed of. and the sugar schedule (E) was taken up.In the house several bills of minor local interest were passed and the bill for the repeal of the state bank tax law was further considered. In the senate, on the 1st. the consideration of the tariff bill was confined to two long speeches on the question of repealing the bounty on sugar, the first by Mr. Manderson and the sec ond by Mr. Peffer. Mr. Hill gave notice of a resolution for open sessions of the investigating committee on the connection of the Sugar trust with the sugar schedule of the bill. In the house speeches were made by Messrs. Brossius and Henderson against the repeal of the 10 per cent, tax law. and by Messrs. Swan son. Tucker and Izlar in favor of repeal. Sev eral bills of minor importance were passed, and an evening session to consider private pen sion and relief bills was held. in tne senate, on the id. Mr. Hill made a de termined effort to secure open sessions of the special senate committee on the Sugar trust investigation, which was resisted by the chair man and two members of the committee, and went over without action. Discussion of the sugar schedule occupied the remainder of the * session. In the house, after the passage of several private bills, the bill to repeal the state bank tax was taken up and its discussion was participated in by a large number of members. In the senate, on the 4th, the whole day was devoted to the discussion of the sugar schedule of the tariff bill. It was agreed that the vote on the amendments fixing the date of the re peal of the sugar bounty be taken at 1 o'clock on the 5th. that other amendments be under the ten-minute rule, and that the sugar schedule be disposed of before adjournment on the 5th. . In the house the bill to repeal the state bank tax law was further considered, the re mainder of the day being devoted to the trans action of miscellaneous business. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Neal Dow. author of the Maine liquor law and the father of prohibition, was the central figure in the International Temperance congress held at Prohibi tion Park. Staten Island. N. Y., com mencing on the 3d. In his reply to the many flattering addresses by members of the congress he said, among other things, that three-fourths of the people of Maine had ever seen a grogshop or a drunken man. It was learned from official sources on the 1st that arrangements had been made by the United States authorities to arrest Gov. Waite of Colorado for se dition if he sent the militia to Cripple Creek to prevent the deputy sheriffs from discharging their duty. On the 4th the general term of the New York court of 'common pleas handed down a decision in the case of Ellen Pollock against her wealthy fa ther-in-law, Alexander Pollock, for alienating the affections of her hus band, tried before Judge Price in June last, and which resulted in a verdict of $37,000 for the wife. The general term reversed that judgment. At the state levee at the St. James palace, London, on the 4th, Admiral Erben and Capt. Mahan of the United States cruiser Chicago were especially presented to the prince of Wales, and all the officers of the Chicago had pre cedence over other guests. Ex-Gov. Charles.Coli.ixs Vax Zaxdt of Rhode Island died at 1 a. m. of the 4tli. Ox the 4th Senator Gray, chairman of the Sugar trust investigating commit tee. laid befftre the senate the official stenographer's report of the testimony given by Senators McPherson. Harris. Jones, Mills, Vest. Voorhees, Secretary Carlisle and Representative Warner. Ox the 4th Gen. Charles H. Grosvenor was renominated for congress hv the republicans of the Eleventh (O.) dis trict. Baron vox Kkttkleh. chancellor of the German embassy at Washington, has been promoted to be secretary of the embassy. CltniF.S AND CASUALTIES. Gen". John Hkwston, an American, was arrested in London on the 30th for fatally injuring a street musician named George Burton, by driving the ferrule of an umbrella into Burton's eye, the man dying a few minutes later. Hewston was admitted to bail, tlic case evidently being one of self-de fense. While still suffering from the effects of the cloud-burst of the 29th, I’ueblo. Col., was again visited, on the 31st.with a still more destructive experience of the same kind which sent the floods in the Arkansas and Fountain rivers high er than ever and caused the loss of many lives. The grand jury at Birmingham.Ala., on the 31st, returned a true bill against Mrs. Zettie Betts, the hand some little woman charged with poi soning her husband some time ago at Bessemer. Mr. Betts was married in St. Louis, and his father and brother now live in that city. .Teles Sanpoz. a ranch postmaster at (iravson. Neb., was lodged''iff jail at Omaha, on the 31st. by Deputy United States Marshal Liddiard for embezzling postal funds. He is accused of issuing postal checks and then getting them cashed himself, and appropriating the money to his own use Loeis Gebekdi.no. a youth of 20. fa tally shot Frederick Benstrop, his step father. at Cedarville, Minn., onthe 30th. Geberding wanted to attend Memorial day services, but Benstrop insisted upon his plowing. An altercation ensued, the inau chasing the boy with a pitch fork, whereupon the latter seized a re volver and shot his pursuer, The United States grand jury at In dianapolis. Ind.. on the 31st. returned an indictment against Frank O. Stannard, of Lawrence county, charginghim with conspiracy in the Indianapolis national bank trial, in which Stannard endeav ored to act as a go-between between the defendants and Juror Armstrong. Stannard is not to be found, and his bond of 84,000 has been declared for feited. M- Myleff, vice-president of the Bulgarian sobranje. was outrageously maltreated by a mob of students and others on the 31st. The troops rescued him with difficulty. The trial as to his sanity of Patrick Eugene Prendergast, the slayer of Mayor Harrison of Chicago, by an agreement of the attorneys goes over until the fall term of court, which opens September 3. Ox the 4th tire destroyed a coal shed and its contents—0<X> tons of coal—be longing to the Baltimore & Ohio rail road, in South Chicago, and two cars of oil; total loss, 815.000. Ox the 4th Francis Coffin got ten years and Pereival Coffin five years, at Indianapolis, for their part in looting the Indianapolis national bank. Sen tence 'Was deferred as to Albert S. Keed. MISCELLANEOUS. Ox the 1st it was reported that over half of the town of Boulder, Col., had been inundated or a washed away by an unprecedented rise in Boulder creek. No loss of life was reported. □ Ox the morning of the 1st there was a light frost at Nashville, Tenn., an unprecedented event that late in the season. Imports, exclusive of specie, at the port of New York, for the week ended June 2, were $8,782,504, of which $1,218,591 were dry goods and $7,509,5)93 general merchandise. For the corresponding week in 1893 the im ports were $8,472,955, of which $1,864, 207 were dry goods and $6,608,748 gen eral merchandise. Bringing herring from Norway by steamer to Chicago proved to be a profi table venture for the little Norwegian steamer Craggs. The owners of the steamer will realize a profit of $14,000 on her cargo of 8,000 barrels. The cargo of flour and provisions which she will take back to Norway will pay the expenses of the trip. Imports of specie at the port of New York for the week ended the 2d were $1,366,001, of which $1,312,171 w»k gold $53,830 silver. For the corresponding week for 1893 the imports were $21,405. On the 4th the bill appropriating $600,000 for a government exhibit at the Atlanta (Ga.) exposition was favor ably reported by the appropriations committee of the house, but not with out strong opposition. A court of inquiry to investigate the accident to the cruiser Columbia in her recent trial trip was ordered by Acting Secretary of the Navy McAdoo, on the 5th, to meet when the vessel is placed in the dry dock. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. A bill has been introduced in Con gress to reimburse the soldiers of tho rebellion, or their heirs, for the aver age annual difference between gold and the value of tho paper currency in which they were paid. The condition of the cotton crop in Texas could scarcely be better than re ports show it to be. Sufficient rain has fallen in all sections, tho stands are good, and the farmers are well up with their work. The recent floods in the Northwest have been extremely disastrous to rail road property. A tornado at Galloway, Neb., on tho 5th, totally wrecked the Grand Army HalLand blew the Episcopal Church off its foundation and badly twisted it. The Methodist Church is in the same con dition. All barns and outbuildings in the town were badly demolished. F. A. Coffin and P. B. Coffin, con victed of wrecking the Indianapolis Na tional bank, have been sent to tho peni tentiary. Steele & Walker, one of the largest wholesale grocery houses in St. Joseph, Mo., and of the West, made a general assignment on the 4th. The liabilities are estimated at about $700,000, with assets valued at from $000,000 to $1,000, 000. A cyclone struck six miles north west of Fort Scott, Kansas, on the 4th, cutting a clean sweep and doing much damage. Three men were crushed under a falling house in which they had taken refuge. A plan for adjusting labor differences through a national board of arbitration has been formulated by Congressman Kiefer, of Minnesota. As Sam Buchanan and Ezra Barton were taking a portable engine across a bridge near Huntington, Va., on the id. the piers gave way, dumping everything into the creek. Both men were pinned beneath the timbers and roasted to death by the escaping steam. Hardy Gill, a negro, was taken by force from the jail in Lancaster, S. < ., on the 3d, by a party of twenty-five men and carried away about three miles and lynched. A large massmeeting wa3 held at Versailles, Ky., on the 1st to protest against the candidacy of Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge for congress, two hundred ladies being present. THE LABOR TROUBLE. Wild Reports of Trouble From the Shel burn (I ml.) District—Returning; Troopf Held for Duty—Threats Against the Kenova Bridge—A Sheriff Who Says He Can Manage the Strikers—Strike Xew) From Various Ouarters. Terre Haitk, Ind., June 4.—The wildest reports come from the Sliel bttrn district to-night of trouble with the striking miners. Co. 15. of this city of the first regiment Indiana legion, was due home from Cannelburg at 4:4s this evening, but had not arrived at midnight, being stopped along with Co. X, in Shelburn. district to assist troops there in coping with the dis turbances of the striking miners, who seem to b on the verge of desperation. The trouble at Cannelburg is over. Adjt.-Ge>- Robbins having broken camp there and the entire trouble is now centered at Shelburn and adjacent country. The freight train crew on the Evans ville A Terre Haute road due here at fi o’clock this evening from the Shelburn district did not arrive till 10:30 to-night, and the story they tell is a thrill ing one. They were hauling live loads of coal bound for Terre Haute, the militia lieing a little ahead on another train, when suddenly, about two miles from Farmersburg. an armed body of miners descended from a hill.and at the point of Winchester rities compelled the engi neer to run the coal train up a siding on the coaj, branch. Simultaneously a bridge on the branch was set fire, and the engine after leaving' the coal had to run through a blazing fire of the timbers to get to the main track. Two shots were fired at the cab, but neither the engineer or firemen'were hurt. The proceed ings were bold to an amazing degree, . almost under the eyes of the militia. The troops charged back, but the min ers retreated to the. hills. Four of the leaders were arrested. The latest at midnight, is that the militia are ready at a moment’s notice for an attack and the greatest excite ment prevails. The railroad company is trying to repair the bridge to-night. A Sid for jllcliride. Coi-rsiBrs, O.. June 5.—The sheriff of Lawrence county, in which Kenova bridge is situated, wired for troops yes terday morning, but later withdrew the request, as things appeared more peaceable there. The miners’ commit 1 tee thereJiave agreed not to do any thing until after the meeting here to day. It is believed here that the strike will be declared off to-day. although President McBride hoots at the idea. It is reported here that the operators have agreed to support McBride for congress in the Massillon district. Mc Bride has indignantly repelled all such advances. Troops in Waiting—Five Nonstrikers As sassinateil. Huntington. W. Va., June 4.—The governor has the local troops under arras, and a train is waiting to rush them to Kenova bridge at the first in dication of trouble. At 10 o’clock the Wellston miners had not appeared at the bridge. Five miners at Powellton who had refused to strike were killed to-day by parties in ambush. SHORT AND DECISIVE Will lie the Contest if it Comes to Force Between the Authorities and Crip ple Creek Revolutionists. Denver, Col.. June 5.—At a late hour last evening Gov. IVaite declared that he had come to no decision in reply to the request of Sheriff Bowers for mili tary assistance. He received a request from Sheriff Radford of Las Animas county, through T. D. Mitchell, of Trinidad, for troops to quell the riot ous miners there. The governor said he did not think the situation war ranted the calling cut of troops and de clined to act. President Jeffery and Attorney Gaile, of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, held a conference with the governor in relation to the Cripple Creek situation, but of this nothing was given out. Calderwood disappeared from view from the time he arrived in the city. It is now believed that no further effort will be made at this time to place him under arrest. The city is full of rumors of the most sensational kind, and little effort is made to deny them. It is believed that no movement is contemplated by the sheriff and his posse against the revo lutionists in Cripple Creek for several days yet. The operators are planing to give him such thorough aid that the contest, if it shall come to one of force, will be short and decisive. The Marching Coal Miners—Refused to Quit Work. Trikidap. Col.. June 5.—The march ing coal miners are camped near the city where they are receiving support from the citizens. Several hundred dollars, 100 sheep and thirty beeves have been donated, besides quantities of bread. The sheriff has released the thirty miners arrested Saturday, though four leaders of the riot will be held for trial. The Hastings miners went to work as usual yesterday, and it is reported that the Rouse miners again resolved not to strike. At Crested Rutte, Col., a meeting was held Sunday night, the miners voting not to strike. The committee threaten to order a marching column into that camp and drive the men out. At Spring Gulch, near Glen wood. in spite of the fact that there were lf>0 Newcastle strikers there to force the men out,- the miners refused to quit work. GENERAL DESOLATION Has Full Sway In the Frazer River Valley, British Columbia—All Previous Kuown Records Broken—A Flv-^t of Steamers Kng;afi;efl in the Work of Rescuing the Settlers, Who Have Lost Their All—High Water in Oregon. Eto. Vancouver, H. C., .Tune 5.—General desolation prevails along the Frazer river between Westminster and upper end of the valley. The rise of water continues and is now fully two feet higher than all previous known records. The lowlands at Kootenay and Okona gon are inundated, hut not to the same extent as Frazer valley, where the rise of the river is fully fifteen feet, three feet higher than in 1882. Col. baker, in behalf of the government, with a ileet of steamers, tugs and scows is RELIEVING DISTRESSED SETTLERS, bringing their stock and effects to places of refuge. The districts most affected are Chilliwack, Sumas, Mats qui. Downey and Xincmen. Railroad traffic is paralyzed. The officials are making strenuous efforts to maintain through connections by utilizing river steamers at points where the train serv ice is interrupted. That the conse quences to the trade of the province will be serious is admitted by bankers and tradesmen generally. THE GENERAL ELECTIONS take place July T. A special session will possibly be called to consider the situation, and public works will be un dertaken to give employment to farm ers who have been flooded out. There is an abundance of provisions in the cities, but there will be an advance in prices, it is feared, if freight is unable to come forward within the next few days. Fortlons of Portland. Ore., Pnder Water. Porti.ani), Ore.. June 5.—The waters in the Wilamette and Columbia rivers continue to rise and Portland's danger is now greater than ever. The entire wharfage property along the city front, wTiere immense stocks of goods are stored, is in imminent danger of col lapsing. Front, and First street mer chants who thought they had their goods in positions of safety in the up per stories of their buildings dur ing the first stage of the water | are now making superhuman efforts to save them and remove them to safer parts of the city, as it is feared that the water will undermine the build ings. In the north end. where so many small dwellings are submerged, sec tions of floating sidewalks arc used as rafts. Many people who can not afford to buy boats or pay ferriage are build ing tiatboats. All along the line of tho Columbia there is hut one story told and retold—continual rise of the rush ing water. Terrific Storm In Tncorua. Wash. Tacoma, Wash.. June 5.—A terrific wind storm has occurred here, wreck ing a score of houses and business blocks and burying half a dozen per sons under the debris. The yachting sloop Constance, with four persons aboard, is supposed to have been capsized on Puget sound by the violence of the wind. At Olequa, Chehalis. Centralia, Ellensburgh and other points on the Northern Pacific railroad over a dozen houses and stores were blown down. The storm was ac companied by heavy rain, thunder and lightning. The velocity of the wind was 54 miles an hour. .Many fishing smacks were washed into the bay from the Puyalupe river. A KANSAS TWISTER Cuts a Wide Swath and Does Much Damage —Three Men Crushed to Death. Fort Scott. Kan., June 5.—A cyclone struck six miles northwest of this city yesterday afternoon, cutting a clean swath and doing much damage. Full reports are not yet in. hut it is learned that three men were crushed under a falling house in which they had taken refuge. Growing crops in a path IOC yards wide were leveled, and houses and barns in the way of the storm were blown from their foundations. At Fnion stone quarry Thomas Hodges, John Warford and E. H. Slater were badly hurt by timber from Warford's house falling upon them. Live stock was killed and injured. TERRIBLE LANDSLIDE. Ten Houses Precipitated Into Ked River In the Province of Quebec. Montreal, Can., June5.—News from Charlevoix county, '.«) miles below, re ports a terrible landslide has occurred. Ten houses, it is said, were precipitated into the Red river, and that there has been great loss of life. Details are lacking, but the occurrence is similar to the accident that happened at St. Albans about a month ago. The houses were carried away at Hrannoir. where the stream of that name joins the Red river. There is no telegraphic commu nication with that place, and news is meager. FOREST FIRES. Doing Damage Along the Northern Pacific in Wisconsin. West Superior. Wis., June.'>.—Forest fires started Sunday about 15 miles out of the city on the Northern Pacific rail road. and arc gradually working to ward the city. All day Sunday great clouds of smoke obscured the sun and under the strong wind the flames made good progress. The wind has changed and is driving the flames back, but be fore they are under control large tracts of valuable pine will he destroyed. The timber along the Mesaba ,v North ! fin railway is also burning. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Story of a Hidden Treasure. A middle-aged Hebrew, W. Wineman, died in the hospital at Montgomery, Ala., the other dav, and on his death bed told an interesting story. He came from Wollenstein. Germany, several years ago and settled at Hot Springs, Ark. | Shortly afterward there moved to Hot Springs from West Point. Ga., a physician whose name is not stated, and he and Wine man became great friends. Hast winter the doctor became ill of a lingerJu'T fever. Wineman nursed him most tont..Hfr j||p.nttw- ' out. until his death. An hour or two before he died, he called his Hebrew friend to him and .told him that in consideration of his love for him and his kindly attention he desired to make him a present. The dying man said that under a certain rock, near the root of a certain tree, about 3 miles from West Point. Ga., he had buried $14,000 in gold. He made a will, giv ing Wineman a title to the money, and append ed to it a diagram, or map, intended to show the location of the treasure, c; Wineman had his friend properly buried and went at once to West Point to find the money. Fearing lest he should let his secret out. he searched unaided, principally by night. The citizens thought his movements suspicious Seeing him go out after dark with a pick and an ax. they spotted him for a grave robber and warned him to leave the neighborhood. This and a lack of ready funds caused him to leave and to go to Mont gomery. where ho secured employment. He was just preparing to resume the search for the hidden treasure when sickness overtook him. which ended in his death. His ante-mor tein statement is as above detailed. 11c has only one relative in this country, a brother who lives in New York city. —— i The Killing of Banker Ross. Mrs. 1!. C. Ross, widow of Hanker Ross, of Seottsboro. Ala., who was shot and killed at Stevenson, Ala., by (he Skelton boys last winter, has filed suit against the Western Union Telegraph ("o. for £30,000, claiming that sum as: damages for the non-delivery of a tele gram sent to Ross from Seottsboro,warn ing him of his danger. The impeach ment proceedings against Judge Tally for aiding and abetting in the murder will be continued in Huntsville. Ala. July when the supreme court will sit for the purpose of considering his ease. Tally sent a telegram to Stevenson tc t he operator there not to let Ross es cape after the Skelton boys started in pursuit of him. This telegram follow ed the telegram to Ross over which Mrs. Ross claims damages. Judge Tally was also indicted by the last grand jury of Jackson county for mur der. He gave himself up ami promptly gave bond for his appearance at the next term of court. Fvi Search of Her Mother. Mrs. Mary White, accompanied by her little daughter, 8 years old, and carry ing a baby I year old, arrived at Deca tur, Ala., a few days ago. They had walked nearly tin* entire distance from Texas, nearly 1.000 miles, and had been nearly two months on the way. Mrs. White is in search of her mother, who, she says, lived in Decatur twenty-one years ago, and whose name she gives ;i“ Mrs. Darkis Smith. She claims to have been taken away from her home by her grandmother when she was 0 years old, and taken to Greenville, Hunt county, Tex., twenty-one years ago. She says at one time, when she was almost grown, she heard from her mother. She says that her mother was born anti raised in north Alabama, and that her mother's name was Putnam before she was married. Ben. .JackRoll and Cotton Bales. A New Orleans citizen writes the Picayune of that city as follows: At a meeting of the Historical society, the question was raised as to whether cotton bales constituted a part of Jackson's breast works. The writer was informed in the summer of Ikll by the late Maj. Smith Gordon, a leading citi zen of Rapides parish, who was arnontf the volunteers from Rapides parish, that the only cotton bales in Jackson's works were at the river end of the works. The reader will perceive that tail was only twenty-six years after the battle. Maj. Gordon, beintf then a man of clear intellect, there could be no doubt of the truth of the information. Philip Yejser. Corner Magazine and Race streets. Th«- Darwin Theory. The board of regents of the Texas university recently investigated charges made in private and from the pulpit that Prof. Charles I.. Edwards, of the chair of biology, is teaching infidelity. It is alleged that he is teaching the Darwin theory, and not orthodox sci ence of creation as treated in the i»i ble. Prof. Edwards is a Johns Hop kins man. completed his education in Germany, anti has been in the 1 exits university about a year. The matter with regard to Prof. Edwards resigna tion went over for final action. Killed ID* Coachman. Will Lunsford, who is one of the ex ecutors to his father's estate, one of the largest estates in lliriningham. Ala., shot and killed his coachman. Arnold Taylor, a negro. Lunsford made the negro clean a horse, when the negro complained, saving that he had to take his mistress' children to Sunday-school. Words followed, when Lunsford pulled ont a pistol and shot the negro twice, killing him. Lunsford gave himself up. Giving it to a lex ah Murfl«*r**r. Jack Crews was convicted at Gaines ville of the murder of Mrs. Thomas Murrell, and the penalty fixed at life imprisonment. He was convicted of the murder of Thomas Murrell, a few days before, and given the death penalty, and will soon be tried for the murder of Morgan Murrell. Held by Canadian Authorities. Dr. G. 11. Howard, the high priest of occultism, whodupeda number of prom inent St. Louisians some time since, and who is wanted in Fairfax county, Vn.. is in the hannds of Cauadii-.u authori ties.