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VOLUME XV. HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1894. NUMBER 51. Kailwa t travel in Germany is almost free from risk, as only one passenger in 1)3,000,000 is killed. The figures in this country- are simply frightful by con trast. Thf. rapidity; with which the .laps are racing around in China and picking up land is calculated to make the boomers in this country' feel that they have ex isted in vain. The republicans of the country ap pear to have celebrated the thirty fourth anniversary of the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the Cnited .States with considerable eclat. I >it. Tajlmagk will hereafter preach n> an evangelist and not in a church of his own. It is to be hoped that the doctor’s ill fortune in the matter of church fires will not follow him. The destruction of church property would he fearful. Tt is a mournful fact for the bicycle trade that the soldiers of Europe find that they can not utilize the bicycle to «u,v great extent in war. Had roads appear to be the bane of the bike. The horse market can not be abandoned al together just yet. The cost of a loaf of bread in New York has been reduced from ten cents to five cents and in Cincinnati from five cents to three cents. A similar cut is announced in Washing ton. An era oi cheap wheat without correspondingly cheap bread is too absurd to require debate, j m^mmm__m That was a neat point made by a Massachusetts senator in an ante-elec tion speech when, in referring to the calamity howler sneer, said: ‘'The dif ference between me anti the Boston Herald is that the Htj-alc* wants to stop the howling and I want to stop the calamity.” Thk Chinese are said to be waiting until some of their imperial halls and ancestral tom hr, fall into the hands ol the Japs, which will be accepted as a that, the present dynasty has reached an end. Millitary men who are wa'.ching this war in the east find it as ’instructive as a comic opera. 1 aIxo Alexander of Servia having l ae right to marry a peasant or a princess, there is a report that he has .-hosen Miss l’nllman for his queen. This, however, may l>e only the dream I of some slumbering passenger in an upper berth. Newspaper readers will await further advices from Servia. All reports arier^t the eastern war agree that the Chinese can’t light and won’t try to light: that the Japs can and will fight, and are having every thing their own way. That being the case, the prolongation of the war by China is simply suicidal, and the sooner -he sues for peace the easier will be her exit from the present expensive entan glement. Japan, in spite of her mistakes, stands for light and civilization; her institutions are enlightened; her laws, drawn up by European jurists, are equal to the best we know, and they arc justly administered; her punish ments are humane; her scientific and sociological ideas arc our own. China stands for darkness and savagery. Iler science is ludicrous superstition, her law is barbarous; her punishments are awful; her politics are corruption; licr ideals are isolation and stagnation. A nkw edition of the works of Jona than Swift is announced -in Ldndon. Another evidence, if more were neees s.'irv, that whatever in literature really deserves to live will live; that here, as elsewhere, the eternal law of “the sur vival of the fittest" prevails. Swift has been dead nearly an hundred and fifty years now, years of larger intellectual achievement than any similar period in the world's history; yet he is not for [rotten, nor is there the smallest sign that lie ever will lie—so long, at least, as intellectual power obtains recogni tion among men. "hat with the indiscriminate dis trandiisement of legal voters by the employment of grossly incompetent deputy revisers and the open and gross ‘fauds on the ballot box as practiced by hired thugs in what may be termed 'he “hoodlum” wards of St. Louis, a state of mind has been engendered among the better elements of both re j Publican and democratic parties which Prompts them to inaugurate a. move meut to ascertain whether state, city •md police officials are their servants or 'heir masters. Tammany is defeated. The nominal Majority of 00.000 usually polled by 1 >at organization in New York city ,las been obliterated, and an opposition ■'a-partisan majority of 40.000 to 45, "“i ha*, been piled up. making the net '^position gain more than 100,000. - ever since 1871, the year in which the delations concerning the operations '-‘e 1 weed gang were made, has tre been such an opposition arrayed v<unst Tammany, aad the returns ‘‘1"v’ that u severe blow has been J'uek at the foundation of the most i 'v.erful local political organization in country. j j IUNc r Kuxe, president of the Tsuag i't n'1I1U n’ °alailv avows the impotence ' ua to withstand the Japanese at* .A ' ail‘'kas appealed to the powers t ’ rVt tK*- saving that China Ls w in i'. "I ' ll-bandou her sovereignty over ^ Rji-t tg W (’• war JSBJtV, NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Variotu Souroea. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Tun suggestion has been made, and may be carried out, that as a testi monial to Rev. Dr. Parkliurst for the work performed by him in bringing about the purification of politics in New York city, a chair be endowed in Columbia college in his honor. It is proposed to call it ‘’The Parkliurst Chair of Municipal Reform," and to in stall Dr. Parkhurst as its first pro fessor. Rumors are once more afloat concern ing the reported engagement of Odette Tyler, the actress, to Mr. Howard Gould. Gossip has it that the engage ment, which was declared off some months ago, owing, it was said, to Miss Tyler's resenting an objection on the part of young Mr. Gould’s family, is now on again. Ox the 9th, after a half century of commercial prosperity, the Schulen burg-IJoeckeler Lumber Co. of St. Louis made an assignment for the benefit of all its creditors, making Eugene C. Titt man the assignee. The failing firm places its assets at WOO,000, but, no in formation is given nor can be. obtained concerning its liabilities. Capt. J. P. ScmxnnL, of the Sixth in fantry, died from heart disease at Fort Thomas. Ky.. on the 10th. Supt. Ha.nxax of the New York state department of public works has ordered the canals closed for the season on the 30th. at midnight, unless sooner closed by ice. Ox the 10th proceedings were insti tuted in Rome against Deputies Ferri, Prampolini and Agnini. on allegations that thejr were connected with the an archist agitation. The emperor of China has had a se vere attack of fever. Tiie power of Viceroy Li Hung C hang in China is waning. Ox the 10th Conrad N. Jordan, assist ant United States treasurer at New York, arrived in Washington quite un expectedly, and was inclose conference with Secretary Carlisle at the treasury department for some time. He re turned to New York on the noon train the same day. Ox the 10th it was reported in St. Petersburg that Dr. Hirsch, the sur geon who attended the late czar at Livadia. and with the other physicians signed the daily bulletins during his majesty’s illness, was dead. The re port, however, was not confirmed. Ox the 10th the long-pending case of certain republican leaders, includ ing George Swift, who asked that the election of Mayor Hopkins of Chicago be set aside and Mr Swift be declared the mayor, come up, on a motion to dismiss the petition of the republicans. Jndge Scales granted the motion, thus ending the matter, as far as the local courts are concerned. Ox the 12th Judge Grower, of Omaha, Neb., handed down a decision in the United States circuit court making the injunction against the Nebraska rail way rate law perpetual. Hexry Schmeue, a Chicago pedes trian, has accepted Edward Weston’s terms for a six-days’ walking match, to take place at Rochester, N. Y., pro vided that Weston shall make the stake 81,000 instead of $500. Schmehl was willing to walk in Chicago for $500, but would not go east for less than 81.000. CHIMES AND CASUALTIES. Ox the Sth John E. Iiaibeau. manager of the Albemarle club of Richmond, Va., shot and mortally wounded Otto Frazer. The tragedy was the result of a drunken quarrel originating over a game of dice between the parties the previous night. Ox the 7th John F. O'Malley, a.state senator from Chicago, wiio was defeated for re-election, was drinking with two companions in a North Clark street saloon, when the bartender entered their private room to collect. O'Mal ley took this for an insult and fired a bullet through the bartender’s arm. Charles Shepard, the driver of the cab in which the senator was taken home, was shot through the knee and hand by O’Malley because payment of fare was asked. The Spanish coast steamer Fernando foundered "0 miles north of Haniu lion da, Cuba, on the 0th, and ten of her passengers and crew were drowned. A cloud-burst near Velencia, Ven ezuela, killed 1.70 persons and damaged the coffee and other crops to the ex tent of ?o00,000. Houses were leveled, bridges washed away and traffic gener ally suspended. ‘ Kid" Thompson and ‘ Col.’’ Hopper, members of the gang that robbed a train at Koseoe. Ariz.. were captured at the foot of the Keno mountains, on the 9th, and taken to Phcenix. Ariz. They fought desperately, only sur rendering on condition of good treat ment, after over fifty shots bad been fired. Fifty pouuds of dynamite, exploded on the Hailwood & Kelfer sewer con tract at Huntington, Ind.. on the f'th. John Hartman and Norton Keffer were killed and John Flynn was fatally in jured. Residences in close proximity were badly wrecked. Ernest lluux, superintendent of the Eagle Hird mine at Maybert. Cal., fell COO feet down the shaft, on the evening of the 9th, and was instantly killed. The body was horribly mangled. Huha was a mining expert kfietyo tjpwgbwt tb? COVdBtl’J* At Toledo, O., the schooner M. P, Barklow, of Detroit, coal-laden for Chatham, Ont., ran into the Wheeling & Lake Erie railway bridge and sank in the Maumee river on the 10th. Ox the 10th fire on the British steamship Ilajeen at New Orleans dam aged 200 bales of cotton. At an early hour on the morning of the 10th five large warehouses in the Minories, London, filled with tea, to bacco and other goods, were burned, loss is estimated at £200,000. At Grand Rapids. Mich., the watch man of the Lake Shore <fc Michigan Southern railway bridge found a box on the river bank, on the morning of the 12th, containing the body of an in fant. The head had been severed with an ax in order to crowd the body into the box. The coroner decided the child was born alive and had been murdered. Ox the 11th the first mate and five sailors from the steamer Crown of En gland landed at Santa Monica, Cal., in a dense fog, bringing news of the wreck of their steamer, which oc curred at 2 o'clock on the morning of the 7th. MISCELLANEOUS, Copenhagen has been declared a free port. On the 12th the schooner West Side, carrying a crew of seven men. went ashore on Point Pelee, Lake Erie, and displayed signals of distress. The tug Home Rule went out from Amherst* burg, Ont., to try and reach her. The superintendent of the Chicago police department suspended seventeen officers, on the 12th. pending trial by the police board, on the ciiarge of neg lect of duty on election daj\ They were accused specifically of not pre venting the assault and driving a way of voters from the polls in various parts of the city. On the 12th a heavy snowstorm raged in Menominee,Mich. The steam barge Pringle and consorts, also the Business, were two or three days overdue at that port, and fears were entertained for their safety. On the lltli the British cruiser Caro-' line left Shanghai with sealed orders, but it is known that she was bound for Chusan, where the Porpoise had al ready spent. . .< in preparing for an occupation of the island by several thousand Indian troops. William Wako, a well-known and wealthy farmer near Williamstown. Kas., was sitting at a window in bis home, on the night of the 11th. when an unknown assassin stole up and emptied a load of buckshot into his face and body. Although fatally hurt, Ward ran half a mile to a neighbor's and gave the alarm, and a posse of sev enty-five men were soon in pursuit. On the 12tli the Laughlin nail works at Martin's Ferry, 0., which closed over two months ago, was placed in full operation. About f>00 men and boys are employed. Lack of orders and hard times were the causes as signed for shutting down. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Secretary Carlisle on tho 14th issued a call for bids for $50,000,000 of 5 per cent bonds. John M. Taylor, a blind man, plead guilty on tbo loth in the United States Court at Fort Smith, Ark., to oerjury and making false claims against the government.. Ho has received over 817,000 in pensions that he was never entitled to. As a consequence of the long drouth forest fires are raging all around Pine Bluff, Ark., and reports received from various points indicate that many farmers have lost fences and outhouses. Tho fires aro said to have been started in many places by hunters. Tub police of Lincoln, 111., were called on the ldth to the house of Stephen Nicholas by a small crippled son of Nicholas’ whom the stepmother bad beaten. When the officers reached the bouse an over-turned coal oil lamp lay on tbo floor, with tho oil burning and tho drunken woman was trying to roast a 7-year-old girl alivo by building fire around her. The officers burst open the door, subdued Nicholas and bis wife, and at the points of revolvers extin guished the (lames. While Charley Cobb was picking cotton near Calhoun, Ga., on tho 8th a cockleburr lodged in his coatsleeve, and in attempting to pull it off with his teeth, ho sucked it down his throat, where it lodged in his windpipe. The little fellow suffered intensely and was unable to speak above a whisper. Dr. Perry located the burr but was unable to remove it without an operation being f performed. Three thousand Armenians, includ ! ing women and children, are reported | to have been massacred in the Sassouen region, near Moos, Turkish Armenia, i during a recent attack by Kurds. ! Twenty-five villages were destroyed. A party of tramps camping in the edge of tho town of Boone, Iowa, had a row on the lltb, and one of their num | her named Hendricks, was beaten to i death with a coupling pin and his body ! thrown into the fire. The police have captured six of the gang. John Tbaisor, marshal of Athens, i Ky., shot and killed Isaac Davidson on ! th’o Sth. He also seriously cut Lew I Sharp, a farmer of the Athens neigh borhood. Trainor is a Breckinridge man. and Davidson and tsbarp were Owens supporters. HAWAWAN AFFAIRS. Tht Patriotic llirty Carries the October j Elections—Annexation Candidates Cho- 1 sen—The R»p*tbllc Recognized by ()oeen ; Victoria and the Czar of Russia—.Rome. 1 stead Laws for the Enactment of the \ Coming lefNatnre. Victciia. B. C., Nov. 18.—The fol- | lowing Honolkilu advices tip to Novem ber 3 have beien received here by the steamer Miovqncra: ‘‘The election was held October 29 for senators and rep resentatives flor the legislature on this island and all the candidates of the American uqion party were elected. The single op position candidate failed of election. On the other inlands the candidates elected are nearly all active buppoiters iff the republic. It is be lieved that all the senators strongly support annexation, uotwitljstandiug a disposition of some of the planters to advocate continued independence ox of the republic in onlfcr to be free to import Asiatic contract, labor. Henry P. .Baldwin. (#f Maine, stands at the head of the planters and is a leader in legislation. He has come out strongly for annexation notwith standing his detirc q; a planter for cheap labor. He believes that if an nexation abolishes the contract labor system it will more than compensate in other ways. He thinks that there are too many Japanese in the cour try; that Portuguese should lie introduced instead, that the plan of co-operative planting or share sysbem may succeed. An autograph letter of Queen Vic toria, recognizing the republic of Ha waii was received on the 26th of Octo lier by Her British Majesty’s Com missioner Hawes, but. owinqj to the absence of President Dole in Hawaii it has not been jires £nted. A letter of the czar of Russia, recognizing the re public, was received to-day. The birthday of the emperor of .Ta pau is enthusiastically observed by his subjects to-day. A procession of Jap anese paraded the streets. The Chi nese were much irritated, and notified the police that there would be a tight upon the slightest display of insolence by the Japanese. There was no trouble. President Dole is inspecting crown aud government land on tJie island of Hawaii, lie is preparing new home stead laws for the coming legislature. The British steamer Nashua arrived October 28 with 1,000 Japanese labor ers. Several days previous the Japan ese sailers mutinied and were sup ported by the passen<?ers. A court martial is iu progress upon the mu tineers, held by the British commis sioner. The Japanese in Hawaii raised §6,000 for the Red Cross society attending the Japanese armies. The French cruiser Duguay Trouin arrived this morning, twenty-seven days from Calao, en route to Yoko hama. ROBBED THE EXPRESS. j A Traill oil the St. l.ouM & San Fra ncinca Kailway Hoarded by ftobberg at Vferona, Mo., and the Kxprces.’uan, Cnder Cover of Winchesters, Compelled to tflvc t'p Kverythlng of Value in Slglit—A Posse In Pursuit. i Mosett, Mo., Nov. .13.—Train No. 1 | on the St. Louis & San Francisco rail way was held up at Sc30 o’clock last night at a small station named Verona, fire miles east of this city, by two masked men. The affair did not oc cupy over twenty minutes, and the amount secured by the robbers did not j exceed SHOO. The bandits boarded the tiwin as it stopped at Verona, and as the engineer pulled the throttle to start the train he was confronted with two Winches ters and given orders to g'o ahead un til he was told to bring the train to a halt. llalf a mile out the train was stopped and the engineer was compelled to get down from the cab and walk back to the express car. Then he was told to order the expressmaD, Dolph Chap man, to open the door. Chapman did as requested, recognizing Engineer Stephenson's voice. The robbers immediately covered tUe. express messenger with their guns awl compelled him to give them the pack ages that were in sight. Engineer Stephenson was then marched back to j his engine and ordered to pull <att. | The robbers departed in a northerly di I rection. A posse of citizens is pursuing the | men. TWO BRAVE MEN Save Six Imperiled Prisoners From Death in a Hurning Jail. STAXDISH, Mich., Nov. 13.—Through tho bravery of two intrepid fellows Sunday the six prisoners in the Saran ac county jail owe their lives. l ire broke out in the plank wall which sep arated the two prisoners in an outer cell from the four more important convicts in the steel cell. These im prisoned men saw the lire and fought it with their hands and bedding. For nearly two hours did those prisoners battle with the flames, which gained on them inch by inch. At length the floor took fire and the courthouse, which is over the jail, was soon ! ablaze. Two of the crowd of spectators j when they learned of the men confined i UK>k the keys from the jailer, rusfced in and dragged out the six men who i were insensible from the suffocating j smoke. Three of the men were badly | burned about the hands and face. Had j the rescuers been a few minutes later ! all six would ha-re died from t-utfoesp > Ik1?. LET US HAVE PEACE I W'esWfut Cleveland'* Offer to Mediate Be tween Them, So Promptly Agreed to by China, Will Doubtless Beceive the Assent of Japan, and the Bloody and One-Sided War in the Orient May Soon be Terml- ' nated. Washington, Nov. 13.—Although the formal acceptance by Japan of Amer |ican mediation already agreed upon by ' China has not yet reached the depart r ment of state, no doubt whatever is en- j | tertained in diplomatic circles that it j ! will be forthcomiug as promptly as the ; I Japanese government can act without j j sacrificing ceremonious avoidance of j i undue haste. The reply to the proposition of President Cleveland is momentarily expected, and eon- 1 i fldenee is felt that it will | | convey Japan's assent. It is un | derstood that while Presidtyit Cleve i land’s offer to mediate simply pre ! sen ted a general proposition without j details as to procedure. Japan has [ been made aware that China concedes in advance most of Japan's probable claims as far as cash indemnity and Corean independence are concerned, but does not expect that any partition j of a portion of her territory will be in- ! volved. It is also understood that the assur- ; ance which China has given respecting the proposed mediation of the United i I States between China and Japan do j j not favor arbitration, but look only to ! the use bv the United States of its good offices in bringing the two hos tile countries together with a view to peace negotiations. The offieialsnt, the j Chinese legation maintain a diplo- i matic silence respecting the progress ; that is to be made, but no doubt is en tertained that the end of hostilities in the east is nearly in sight. Meanwhile Japan is pushing her 1 forces in the direction of Moukden us 1 j rapidly as the physical conditions of j the country will permit. While there is little doubt that Japan will accept I the friendly offices of the United • States, as proposed by President Cleve ! land, there will be no cessation of ag- i ! gressive movements on their part un- | j til a definite arrangement has been j | bad. Our government is fully aware i ' of Japan’s purpose to continue the | war until some decision looking to , ! jxaace has been agreed upon, and for j ! this reason there will be no delay if I both countries agree to mediation in ; bringing them together at the earliest moment in order that further blood- j shed may be avoided. | China Will Have to Consult (ire»t Britain !• Before Answering. Washington, Nov. 13.—Atalatehour yesterday afternoon nothing official ■ I had been received at the state depart- ; ment from either China cr Japan. The Japanese ministry, it is well known, are considering President Cleveland’s proposition, but it is a matter of too great import to be settled hastily. The Emperor of Japan, whose head quarters are at Hiroshima, will be con sulted and these various consultations require time. It is believed, however, that definite replies will be received from both countries by to-morrow. Ho far as China is concerned, it was not expected that her reply would be formally given until she had consulted Great Britain. That she is anxious to bring to a close a war so destructive to her interests, is well known, and it is this that has led the Cleveland admin istration to believe that she will accept any honorable terms made by Japan. It was said yesterday, however, by those who are in a position to reflect the views of the Chinese minister, that China will not dare to determine the matter absolutely, until after Great Britain shall have been heard from. And it is not believed that Great Britain will be wil ling that the United States alone shall gain the prestige which , will naturally belong to this country from bringing the war to a close, (treat Britain is more anxious than this country that hostilities should cease, but she wishes to have a voice iu effecting this result. China, it is thought, will not. for this reason, of fend Great Britain by rashly accept ing the proposition of the United States until she first learns the tem per of the Briti sh mind. Another stumbling block will be the amount of the indemnity. Japan will doubtless hold out for *100,000,000, while China will regard not more than half that amount as the proper figure. Aside from the very natural desire of China to reduce the indemnity as much as possible, it wCf be a matter of great embarrassment in her present impov erished condition to raise so large a sum as that which -Japan will exact. It can only be done by increasing her duty on foreign importations, which is now about 5 per cent., and which, in view of her treaty obligations, will not be easy. Great Britain, who is the largest exporter of manufactured prod ucts to China, would be the first to pro test against this increase in customs duties, and this it, another considera tion which will cause China not to act precipitately, but to await Great Brit ain’s pleasure. A Sixty Thousand Dollar Klazc. FnAXKFor.T. Ky.. Nov. 13.—Fire yes terday morning destroyed the three story brick warehouse of the state pen itentiary. The building contained a | stock#of chairs tielonging to Messrs, ! Norman & Hubbard, of the Kentucky | Chair Co. The total loss is In j surance, $40,000. The explosion of a SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Near the Century Mark. Mrs. James Sumruers-Johuson. 1 re oldest woman iu Fairfax county, Va., died a few nights ago at West Grove, aged 98 y'ears. Mrs. Johnson was a noted woman in many respects, being well known throughout northern Virginia. She had lived at West Grove, surrounded by some of her descendants, the fourth generation of which are living, and the descendants of her former slaves, all the latter having long since died. The aggregate of Mrs. Johnson's descendants is over 200, and they are to lie found in every state :'n the* Union. Three of her broth i rs emigrated from Virginia to dif ferent parts of the United States and each became a county judge. After her marriage to Mr. Summers she lived in the same house more than fifty years and buried two husbands from it. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed perfect health during her entire life, was never even troubled with headache, and un til ten years ago was able to read and knit without the aid of glasses. She was an old Ironside Baptist and had a great repugnance for everything that she thought ought to l>c classed as a frivolity of life. The body was laid be tween the graves of two of her hus bands, in the old family burying ground in Fairfax county. The Cotton Crop. The New Orleans Picayune, of « re cent date, says: Mr. Henry Neill, the well-known cotton-erop authority, has made public his estimate of the actual vfeld of cotton during the present year, and it must l>c confessed that the size of the figures is surprising. Mr. Neill beleives that the crop will be 10,250,000 bales, of which Texas and Indian terri tory will supply 2,930,000 bales. Mr. Neill's past record as a crop au thority entitles all his estimates to serious consideration, and beyond a question his opinion in the present in stance will be given weight in Europe. It must be remembered, however, that Mr. Neill is not infallible, and some of his estimates in the past have fallen far short of the mark. It is sincerely to be hoped that Mr. Neill is radically wrong in the present instance, and the Picayune believes that he has actually been misled as to the size of the crop. The publication of bis estimate in Europe, however, can not fail to do groat injury to the cotton producers hv lowering the price of cotton, unless in the very near fu ture a falling off in receipts creates a doubt abroad as to the accuracy of Mr. Neill’s forecast. _ liishop Turner's Idea. Says a New York dispatch of a re cent date: The steamship Kansas City has arrived here from Savanah, Ua., and among the passengers are twelve negroes, old and young and of both sexes, the advance guard of an African colonization scheme now on foot in several southern states. The plan originated, early this year, in the mind of Bishop Turner, who is now travelling through the south. It was formulated and put into shape by Jere mie Millau, a white man, of Birming ham, Ala., who founded what is known as the International Immigration so ciety. The plan of the society was not new by any means, but this particular scheme seems to have hail a large fol lowing from its inception. The society is now said to number 4,000. Waylaid and Murdered. Madison L. Connell, a well-known and respected fanner of the Ariel neighborhood, about 7 miles from Lake City, (la., was waylaid and killed on the public highway, within half a mile of his home, where his \fife and several children were watching for him. When found at midnight he was quite dead and partially burned, his clothing hav ing been set on fire by the charge that took his life. He had lieen at work at a ncighl>or’s house during the day and was returning home. Fell From a Train. A. 11. Mitchell, who boarded a Chesa peake <fc Ohio train at St. Louis, fell from it, 2 miles north of Memphis, and struck his head against a side-track rail and died of a broken neck. Mitch- t ell held an accident ticket for the trip for 80,000. He was at one time a prom inent merchant of Memphis, and was returning at the time of his death from St. Louis, where he had been on an affair of business. He was 46 years old and a bachelor. Tired of This World. Gus Raimer. a Little Rock (Ark.) po liceman, resigned his position and went to a cemetery, where he attempt ed to commit suicide by shooting in the head. Ho left a note to the sexton, which said: jox--Dig a hole and pot me la It. I am tired of living in this world; nobody Is to blame. GUS RAUfUB. Mr*. Charlotte Kobiniun Bell. Mrs. Charlotte Robinson Bell, one of I the best known women in Kentucky, | died in Jessamine county. She was | the last surviving daughter of the late | Chief-Justice Robertson, the intimate ; friend and chum of Henry Clay. Mrs. i Bell was the wife of the late Dr. David S. Bell, one of the most distinguished of Kentucky physicians. Frightened to Death. Willie Smith, a colored boy, fancied he saw a ghost i*i the road at Memphis, Tenn., and, running home, lie informed his mother. The lad became terribly excited, and a physician was sum moned, but, despite every effort, the 1 boy died Ip popvuisiups