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One Having aianirvc Tied by His Compan
ion*?Terrible Suspense When Teasels
Passed Within Sight but Failed to
Hear Their Cries.
The steamer Advance, of the United
States and Brazil line, which arrived
in Hew York recently, brought into
port six shipwrecked whalers who had
been found at sea in an open boat De
cember 30, by Captain McNeil, of the
British steamer County Clare. Their
names are John P. Pararo. third mate;
Alexander 6. Wood, boatsteerer; Man
uel Hormen, Antonia Perrira, Law
rence Irodrovener and Antonia'Manuel
Lima, seamen. Alexander Wood, the
boatsteerer, is a negro, born in Connec
ticut, and is the only one who talks
English fluently. His shipmates are
Italians. He said that they had sailed
on the whaling schooner Mary E. Sim
mons, from New Bedford some months
ago for the whaling grounds off the
coast of south America.
When about one hundred miles to the
eastward of Pernambuco, on .November
29, a school of whales was sighted. The
first and second mates lowered away,
the former taking the third mates
boat, his own having been stove in
on a former occasion. In a short time
both boats had made fast to a whale.
From the deck of the schooner, the
work of the two crews could be seen,
and there being other whales in sight
the third mate ordered the spare boat
to be lowered. She was without water
or provisions, and it was late in the af
ternoon when a start was made. A big
spouter was selected for capture by the
third officer, and when near enough the
boatsteerer sent his harpoon into the
back of tho victim. He proved to be a
fighting whale of tremendous size.
At the first stroke of the harpoon he
"sounded," or dived. Line was paid
out and when he rose to the surface a
strong pull was made to get alongside
of him and the lance in the hands of the
third officer was plunged into his aide.
Then the whale "fluked" and lifted the
boat, men and all, out of the water,
When they came down the boat had
been overturned and with great diu>
culty it was righted. The whale was
dead and lay on the surface a haamless
mass of untried blubber, alongside
which the men hauled their boat, which
was stove and waterlogged. By this
time it was nearly sunset and the
schooner was nowhere to. be seen.
Shortly before dark the sail of one of
their own boats was seen and the
wrecked men yelled and shouted to at
tract attention. Their cries were not
heard and night coming on all hands
were obliged to sit on oars lashed across
the boat's gunwale, with their legs
dangling in the water. After dark the
lifjbtn i*i ftpQ aohinnnrr fiPUhi >*? >??
plainly, biit too far'off to windward to
allow a hail'to be heard.
The next morning another schooner
was sighted standing toward them, and
a man's shirt was lashed to a boat-hoot
and waved aloft. The schooner tacked
three times within eight or ten miles
of them, and at last squared away and
was soon out of sight. >v*<iaknes3 from
want of water and food and exposure,
added to the disappointment when this
schooner sailed away, made the men
almost desperate. Shortly afterwards
another vessel hove in sight and hope
was renewed. Frantic waving of the
signal on the boat-hook failed to at
tract attention, and again a feeling of
despair came over them.
During the day seven sails were seen,
and all passed on their way without
noticing tho suffering men. When
night again fell, seaman Lima had be
come delirious and raved wildly. His
shipmates were compelled to tie him
with the boat's painter to prevent his
jumping into tho^ea. All night the
men were forced to listen to the rav
ings of the delirious man, but as sea
man Wood said, "it seemed to distract
our minds from our own sufferings."
The third day passed and ?tili no signs
of help, and the men were tortured
with thirst and hunger. On the morn
ing of the fourth day, November 3, two
more vessels passed by. At 11 A. M. a
stearcer was made out coining directly
towards them. She saw them at noon,
and the six exhausted, starved and al
most crazy seamen were taken on board
the County Clare. Every kindness was
shown them, but It was some time be
fore they recovered their strength.
They were taken into Pernambuco
whence the American Consul sent them
home on the Advance.
The schooner Mary E..Simmons be
longs to L. Snow & Son, of New Bed
ford, at which port her men were ship
Eed. When the Advance left Pernam
uco the schooner was still at sea, prob
ably engaged in a seach for the missing
The Italian bark Fiducio, which ar
rived yesterday from Smyrna, had on
board Captain Filippo and twelve men
of the Park Pietro, abandoned at sea on
November 12 off the Maderia Islands.
Captain Filippo left Marseilles, bound
for Bunos Ayers, October 22, with a
general cargo. On November 12, when
off Marderia. a terrific gale struck the
bark, and all her canvass, was blown
from the bolt ropes and several of the
yards carried away. The ship com
menced to leak, and the crew gave
themsalves up for lost, when on the
evening of that day the Fiducio hove
in sight and a boat was got overboard.
When they left the ship Captain Filip
po said there was eight feet of water in
the hold and she was fast sinking. The
Fiducio lay by the wreck for two hours,
when she went down. She was 524
tons register, built at Castollaniore, It
aly, in 1870, and owned by Marizie &
Co., of Genoa. Captain Filippo and
crew will be ?ent home by the Italian
U<ni.so> Swallowed Up by the Earth.
SiiEXANDOAir, Pa., January 7? A
cave occurred at Boston Bun, near
Mahoney city, to-day, and a block of
houses went down out.of sight. The
families living in the houses made a
narrow escape. The surface is still
caving, and five more blocks are ex
pected to go down.
79. ORJ
Vonr Sfcoxaa Burned Down and two others
Damttged by Fire.
Aikek, January. 10.?-A serious fire
took place here to-day on Main street.
It occurred about 11.30 o'clock, when
all the different congregations were at
their respective churches. The bell at
the town hall gave the first alarm, and
very soon throngs of citizens crowded
the streets. The fire took place in the
store of W. J. Mosely, Sr., and soon
spread rapidly. It appears that during
yesterday s severe gale a portion of the
chimney attached to Mosely's store
was blown down. He did not know of
this accident and last night built a fire
as usual. Ia the night the fire must
have caught and smouldered until to
day and broke out at 11.30 A. M. The
Aiken steam engine was out soon after
the alarm of fire, but in consequence of
the extreme severity of the weather
was all frozen ud and could not get to
work until the fire had been under way
over "three-quarters of an hour. Our
fire company and the citizens worked
bravely, and it is tine to their exertions
that at least cue-half of the business
portion of the town was not burnt up.
Help was asked from Augusta, and
soon a special train brought over an
engine and hose carriage with a full
eompieraent of men. This aid arrived
too late to be of much avail, but was
dnly appreciated by our people, and in
i the event of a general conflagration,
which we feared, would have enabled
us to save much property.
The following stores were totally de
Btroyed : . F.. B. Henderson, ? W. J.
Moseley and John 2$. Heriot. The
stores of Robt. Powell and C. K. Hen
derson were damaged. The insurance
on the property destroyed and damaged
was ?38,400. The total loss will not
exceed $20,000. The losses are only
partial, on account of removal, on all
except F. B. Henderson, ^Y. J. Moseley,
Sr., Ii. W. Moseley and J. B. Heriot
During the fire an explosion o? pow
der in one of the stores injurld Jeff
Ganey, colored, probably seriously,
John Ganey, his brother, painfully, and
Bradley Ott, white, slightly.
"We nave had a narrow escape from a
geueral conflagration. Too .muclr>
praise cannbt be accorded to .Engineer
Turnbull and the Aiken fire company
and the citizens generally for their
noble work to-day in'saving the town
of Aiken from complete devastation.
? ? ? ? .
Giles' Circus Sold Out In Monroe.
Monroe, Ga., Jan. 7.?The sale of
Giles' circus here brought to this little
place many of the most: distinguish
circus men in the country, among them
A. J. Forepaugh. Louis Sells, ^V. \V.
Cole and Jack Robinson. The circus
started out from Chetopa, Kansas, in
April, carrying a mortgage, and reach
ing here in December was unable to
carry tho load further, and the animals
rM^re^m?ftd^ oi><??^B^oowi?ufflccfyTiYtrr
no experienc#,in"handling animals, a?d
their treatment of elephants, lions anj
like animals was unique. At the sale
the bidding was not livelj E. R. Camp
bell, of Chicago, bought a 85,000 ele
phant for'Sl,300. Forepaugh bought
the two lions for S400. Campbell bought
two camels for. $325. During the sale
the elephant broke loose and scattered
the crowd, knocking many peopledown.
The big lion escaped from the box, but
was whipped back by the keeper. The
animals will be shipped to St. Louis
to-night. _
A Thief In a Tight Place.
Monday night Leander Smith planned
to rob the store of Robert Pugh & Co,
about nine miles from here. He climb
ed to the roof, took off all his clothes
and then tried to slip down the chim
ney. In doing so he loosened a brick,
which fell down into Mr. Pugh's cham
ber underneath. Mrs. Pugh, alarmed,
got up, and as the night was cold
placed a match in the fireplace, which
was filled with lightwood ready for
kindling. Smith had in the meantime
got half way down the chimney, and
there he stuck fast. He was unable to
get out. The harder he struggled the
tighter he was wedged in. Smoke from
the :3re underneath began to ascend
which made the condition unbearable.
Thoroughly alarmed, he yelled loudly
for help. His cries brought the whole
town out. A windlass was procured,
and by daybreak, after enduring much
suffering, he was pulled out and land
ed in jail.?Wilmington Star.
An Old Lady Burned to Death. .
Mrs. J. P. Keller, mother of Judge Kel
ler, or* New Orleans, was burned to death
on Tuesday while sitting alone in her
room. She was an invalid, sixty-eight,
years of age, paralyzed in the left side
and unable to - talk. :She was stirring
the coal fire in' tho grate, when the
basket fell out and the lire ignited her
dress on /the right side.'. The flames
quickly enveloped her person. Her left
drm being useless she was unable to
make even an elTort to extinguish the.
fire, and, being unable to speak, could
not call for help. She was found in the
room with her lower limbs almost en
tirely consumed, but still alive. The
chair in which she had sat had been
burned under her, and the aged lady
was lying on the floor, when smell of
burning flesh attracted the attention
of people in the house. Notwithstand
ing her age und tho terrible nature of
her injuries, she lived seven hours after
the accident.
Wants his Confederate Bank.
The clerk of the Virgina house of
delegates has received a letter from W.
Green, of London, under date Decem
ber 21, in which the writer says :
"Do me the- honor of informing me
what steps I ought to take to obtain a
reissue of the commission of honorary
major granted me toward the close of
the Confederate war by Messrs. Slidell
and Mason, in consideration of the in
vention of a projectile torpedo, and
whether I may now claim the further
recognition of the rank in tho United
States army."
The clerk of the house will reply to
Mr. Green and refer him to the secre
tary of war.
A colored boy was frozen to death in
Charleston las"t Saturday night. He
had been on a drunk.
The Bride Elect Deceives the Preacher
Who United Them?Clandestine Meet
ings and Correspondence Which JLed
to the Til-Starred Union.
Clevelaito, 0., January 8.?Last
Wednesday night Miss Ina Norton,
only daughter of wealthy parents, was
reported missing and to-day it has
transpired that 3he eloped with Clar
ence A. Barber, a mulatto, and formerly
the family coachman. The couple
have gone to Painesville, where Bar
ber works. Mrs. and Miss Norton were
at a card party at Miss English's resi
dence, No. 162 Prospect street, la3t
night. At 10 o'clock Miss Norton r ^.t.
from the table, excused herself and said
that she would have to go home. Noth
ing was thought of the matter and the
party broke up at midnight. Mrs. Nor
! ton soon Teached her home and was
surprised to find that her daughter bad
not returned. A hurried search proved
fruitless, and the mother sent word to
the police, and soon the whole city was
being scoured.
Thursday forenoon an uncle of Miss
Norton found that Ina had eloped with
Clarence A. Barber. Investigation
proved that a marriage license had
been issued to Barber and Mertis L
Norton on Wednesday afternoon. The
license had been procured by Andrew
J,. Bragg, ? friend of Barber. Bragg
was found in a barber shop on the pub-,
lie square, and in respone to inquiries
"Barber is a slender, good-looking
mulatto; in fact he is a regular dude.
I knew that he had been paying atten
tion to Miss Norton for almost'two
years. Before that time he had been a
coachman and waiter in the .Norton
household, and I suppose their ac
quaintance commenced then. Last
Wednesday afternoon he came to the
shep and said he wanted me to procure
a marriage license., I did so, and at 4
o'clock P. M. we walked to the corner
of Huron and Sheriff streets, where
Miss Norton was awaiting us. We
proceed 2d to the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, and Barber and Miss.
Norton were married by the Rev. M^
Gassoway. I was the only witness.
The girl was calm and collected and' j
made the respons&in a firm tone. Leav
ing the parsonage we walked a" short
distance and separated, she going home"
and we coining down town. That .
night Barber unfolded his plans for the
elopement. Miss Norton was at No.
162 Prospect street, and we were to
meet her there at 10 o'clock. Procur-.
ing a hack we drove to the rear of the
house and waited. Soon she came fly
ing towards us and sprang into Bar
ber's arms. We jumped into a hack
and drove to the depot, just barely
making the night train for Painesville.
'im thp ,vav-*Lrv"7-' fViQ girl seemed to i
bo absorbed completely* wjth ?Harber'^
and hugged and kissed him in- penecn
transports. Once she started to write
a note to her mother, hut, time being
short, she gave it up and asked me if X!
would not send a letter that night stat
ing that she had eloped with Clarence,
but that she was conscious of what"
she was doing and was happy with
him for a husband.
We reached the train and got them
seats, and thev left. Barber exercised
freat care in getting the girl from the
ouse, and from what I could see I
think he likes her pretty well. You see
this thing is not new to me. He has
been coming up from Painesville about
once a week and generally managed to
see her. Besides they corresponded
regularly. It was their intention to ,
have married on New Year's day, but
it happened to come on Friday and they i
regarded that as an ill-omened day and
postponed it until Wednesday
Barber is a good-looking negro, rather
slender, tall and wear3 an eye-glass and
a gold chain. He dressed in English
style and has saved -$2,000 in anticipa
tion of his marriage. Ina is a blonde,
twenty-three years old, rather plump,
of medium height and very pretty. She 1
has been reserved and was thought to
be unromantic.
Pastor Gassoway says of the couple '
that the lady was heavily veiled. "I
did not suspect anything wrong or I .
would have inquired her color, for I i
have, since coming to the city, always
refused to marry a couple of" opposite .
color. When they were .married the
lady, whose name.was Mertis I. Norton,
left the house alone, and her husband,
Clarence A. Barber, closed the. door
when she went out, and turning to me
said: 'That lady belongs to .a well
known family in this city, and she is
white.' I replied: Young man, you
have deceived me, else I never would
have married you; you have violated
the law, and besides I do not approve
of such unions.' Barber retorted;., 'I
am an American cititizen. the lady is
of age and I have a right to marry her
if I desire','and walked out." - ?
"Xot In Dat.Way Botis."
A gay and sportive colored gentle
man of 75 summers in this county,
took a dreadful hankering after a dash
ing dusky damsel#? eighteen winters, j
lie pressed his suit, so to speak, and I
won the affections' of his fair Desde-j
mona. A clergyman was fo.uni who |
was willing to tic up in ono knot the j
destinies of this December and May
couple. All things appeared lovely to
this three score and iifteen years old
expectant groom, until a younger
suitor appeared upon the scene. The
almost octogenarian hero of this inci
dent took to the bines and to an apple
tree, having previeusly equipped him
self with a log chain, one end of which
he was adjusting to his own neck, with
apparent suicidal intent. Just then a
good Samaritan came along and pro-j
posed to the "man up a tree" to akin
don his neck-breaking and permit him
?the good Samaritan?to substitute in
lieu thereof a throat-cutting, at the
sahie time brandishing a gleaming six-'
inch blade. The chained lover declined j
the proffered aid, remarking, "I mout
be willin' to die for dat g;d, boss; but I
not in de way you appears to contem
plate.".?Chester Reporter.
Two men froze to death in Mobile
last Saturday.
SpoakerXarllsle Awards the Commltteo
Prizes at Last.
"Washington, January 7.?The grand
distribution of committee prizes took
place to-day, and the House is now
fully equipped for the work before it.
Speaker Carlisle has exercised great
earein his selections and his assign
ments .-are well fseeived generally.
There may be a few dissatisfied mem
bers who are to-night making ugly
faces at the Speaker, because he did not
give them such prominence as they
alone thought they deserved, but on
the whole the make-up of the com
mittees is commended on all sides. The
South Carolina delegation appear high
ly pleased, with their assignments, not
withstanding the fact that they were
disappointed in their reasonable expec
tation that a State with so important a
seaport as Charleston should be repre
sented on the rivers and harbors com
CpL Aiken occupies exactly the same
position as during the last Congress,
chairman of the educational committee
and second place on the agricultural
Mr. Dibble is promoted to the chalr
iftansfeip of the committee on public
buHdingsJand grounds, and thereby con
trols the appointment of a clerk at six
dollarS'per day. He is alao a member
of the .commtttee on the election of
President and Vice-President, and as
such will have ample opportunity to
help along his constitutional amend
ment- providing for a second Vice
i:.Mr. Hemphill's appointment on the
committee on coluage, weights and
measures was an agreeable surprise to
his'colleagues, as well as a-deserved
compliment to a promising and popu
lar, young statesman. lie is also a
mfimber of the committee ou the Dis
trict.of Columbia, and therefore will
be expected to devote two hours daily
forbearing the grievouce of ci tizens.
Mfc Dargan is assigned the fifth place
on'the military committee, and hence
forth'ranks as a general. If he had
been given an opportunity to make his
own selection he probably* would have
chosen some other committee to >erve
6n|i.butvthe military committee will
have control of two annual appropria
tion bills, and is therefore one of the
most important committees in the
House. He is also a member of the
c$"rnmittee in charge of the expendi
tures in the interior department.
jL'Mr. Tillman is assigned to.the sixth
place ou the committee of Pacific rail
ways, and, by the end of the session,
may loom up as an expert on railroad
law, as he. win probably have abund
ant opportunities' in that direction.
ge.also has a place on the committee
jj charge of the expenditures of the
State department. Mr. Tillman might
bav;e been better pleased with differ
ent assignments, but he is too good a
Democrat to kick over; the traces, and
thereforo-will work well in anyharness.
?Op J/erry, :the ? new member, fared
particularly well. Ith not often that a
beginner has two committees his first
year. Nevertheless he is a moinber on
the committee on war claims and also
a member of the committee on Terri
Mr Smalls will divide honors with
his colleague on the war claims com
mittee. '
Death and Destruction la Louisville?Bur
led In the Debris.
Loursvill, Ky., Jan. 8.?Late this
evening, during the.heavy snow storm
which nas been raging here, the front
and middle part of the large four story
wharehouse, occupied by II. P. For
wood & Co., Trabue & Co., J, B. Balms
forth & Co., all cotton aud commission
merchants, fell suddenly and overturn
ing the stove, started a destructive
fire. The building was filled with cot
ton, tobacco, molasses and dry goods
storage, and the flames spread all over
the place instantly. The building is
the center of a fine block of large whole
sale houses,' and it looked for a time as
If there was to be a conflagration, as
the fire department was unable to get
the flames on account of the wreck.
They soon got to work, however, and
kept the flames confined to the fallen
building, and at 8 o'clock the fire was
out. The third floor was stored with
cotton and it was this that gave way,
falling on the second floor, which in
burn fejjf,' and then, after tottering a
moment, the whole front and middle
part of the building fell and blockad
ed half of the street. There were eleven
persons in the building when the third
tloo-- fell. Peter Perkins, the porter
heard the crash and gave warriing.to
seren men on the second floor,, who es
caped by jumping from a back window
to a shed. A colored porter gave tho
alarm on the first floor and started for
the front door. It is thought he was
caught, by the falling walls. .M. H.
Wright, manager of.the place, and J.j
B. Biilm'sforth, one ot the proprietors,:
were in their office on the first floor and j
started for the door, but they were
caught in the building and crushed to
They Tunnelled 0"t or the Mines in Ar-j
Little Rock. Alt kansas, January ;
8.?Hews has reached here that sixteen
penitentiary convicts employed in the
mines at Cool Hill, this State, affected j
their escape Wednesday. They tun
helled for a distance of thirty-live feet, j
"Work was commenced at tiie time of
the strike which occurred three weeks j
ago and continued until the tunnel was
completed withouttheofficials discover
ing it. Search was made through the;
mines for the purpose of finding the
passage, but it proved unsuccessful, |
the convicts having so effectually clos-!
ed it behind them, that not a traee is
left. Two of the men.have been re
captured. Blood hounds aud a posse1
are in pursuit of the others.
For reasons perhaps dependent upon
his shape, President Glev.eihnd has re
solved on the frock coat for evening
vecentions, and the swells are bestirring
themselves to trade off their swallow
tails and imitate the great Democratic
reform leader.
The Pitiful Fate of a Barnwell County
Baenett, January 5.?On the even
ing of Tuesday, December 29, near Wil
liston, S. C at the residence of Robert
L. Wade, two of his daughters, aged
respectively sixteen and twenty-four,
were married. The former to a young
man named Addison, and the latter to
Walter Stroud, a man about twenty
five years of age, and by trade a black
smith. Both couples bade their friends
adieu and started for Vicksburg, Mis
sissippi, where it was supposed they in
tended to locate. They reached Thom
son, Ga., the following day, Wednesday,
where they halted and put up at the
Knox House, and remained until Fri
day, January 1, when they boarded
train No. 1, and got off at Barnett with
the expectation of finding accommoda
tions. Failing to do so, after spending
several hours, Addison and his wife
returned to Thomson by fast train to
spend the night, and Stroud and his
wife went to Sharon on the Washing
ton branch.
Before separating, the baggage of the
party, consisting of fiye trunks, was
checked to Atlanta, and it was agreed
between them that they would all meet
the following morning at Barnett, and
proceed westward by fast train. When
Stroud and wife reached Sharon they
stopped at the Edwards House, and the
next morning Stroud informed his wife
that he would run out to Barnett and
meet the other couple and would re
turn on the next train. He carried
with him a small black valise, and
when he arrived at Barnett purchased
a ticket to Union Point and joined Ad
dison and his wife and has not been
heard of since, but it is supposed that
he went to Atlanta, as the baggage be
longing to himself and wife has been
claimed there, and he was in possession
of the checks. It was very hard for
the lady to realize that she had been
deserted by her husband after being
married only a few days, and when
she was enabled to view her position
in its true light she wept bitterly, and
remarked that she would prefer death
to having to return to her parents' roof
under such circumstances.
She was left without a dollar and
among strangers, but she has been
kindly treated and will be furnished
with the necessary means to return
home. The father of these young la
dies, R. L. Wade, is a respectable farm
er, and the father of thirteen children.
Walter Stroud is the son of the Rev. W.
II. Stroud, a baptist minister, who has
lived for some years in the vicinity of
Williston, Aiken County, and is the
father of ten children. He is poor, but
respected where he is known. In 1875
he removed from Langley, S. C, to At
lanta, Ga., where he located for awhile,
but finally returned to Carolina.
Walter Stroud returned his wife's
trunk from Atlanta., by express to-day,
and wrote her saying,: "I know I have
treated you badly. I am strapped, and
it is best that we should never.meet
again." She left for homo by the fast
train this evening.
A Itice Thief Comes to Grief.
Over the river in Brunswick New
Year's eve, a colored preacher who had
an engagement to hold a "Watchnight"
meeting, got into a little trouble which
not only forced him to forego his re
ligious duties, but has since kept him
confined to his bed with his lower ex
tremities pretty well peppered with
smalll shot. It happened in this wise:
The overseer on the rice plantation of
Col. Jno. W. Atkinson had reason to
suspect that some one was robbing the
barn where rice was stored, and set a
watch for the thief New Year's eve.
"The night was dark and the wind was
still," when he saw a dark object
emerge from under the barn, but there
was nothing in its appearance that
would even suggest a preacher in dis
guise. The overseer cried stop! but
his cry only lent wings to the flying
feet of the luckless wight, and a mo
ment later he was floundering in the
grass with his bag of rice, both of his
legs being filled with small shot from
the overseer's gun. The watch meet
ing was held, but the familiar voice of
the preacher was not heard there.?Wil
mington Star.
Wedded to n Dying Man, and a Few Hours
Later Demanding His Property.
Cleveland, Ohio. January 7.?
Lewis H. Baker, a salesman employed
by his uncle, A. II. Stone, wholesale
glove dealer, was taken very sick, and
the day before Christmas the Health
Ollicer told him he could not recover.
Maggie Norton, with whom Baker was
acquainted, called at the Probate office
that day and secured a marriage li
cense, then conducted Justice B?hm to
the room where Baker lay dying and
asked Rohm to marry them, which he
did. Baker was so weak that he could
scarcely raise his hand to that of his
bride. The Health Ollicer declares that
Baker was t <o feeble to realize what,
he was doing. That night Raker died,
and the energetic Mrs. Baker went to
A. II. Stone and demanded the keys to
Baker's trunks. Stone refused to giva
them up and told the woman that she
would make nothing by marrying a
dead man. She went away indignant,
and h;is retained counsel. Baker was
thirty-three years old, and recently
came from Nottingham, N. Y. At the
request of his brothers, A. A. Stone
was l;o-dav appointed administrator of
Raker's estate. Ho declares the wo
man shall have none of the property.
An Entire Family Insane Over Itellglon.
DAKNVILLE, 111., January 7.?The
surviving members of the family of the
late Wolcott Allen, the wealthiest far
mer in this section of the State at the
time of his death, have just gone help
lessly insane over religion. They arc
all converts of a recent revival. George
Allen, thirty-two years old, was ad
judged insane yesterday, and his broth
er, Heber Allen, thirty-four years old,
was adjudged insane to-day. Each has
a wife and two children. Their sister,
Miss Mary Allen, twenty-four years
old, will be tried for insanity to-mor
row, and their mother, sixty-years old,
is also pronounced demented.
Snow Twenty Feet Deep In New York?
Great Losa of Life and Damage to
Stock? Rivers Gorged "With
Ice and Cities Flooded.
Chicago, January 11.?Eeports from
the West and Northwest indicate that
there is, as yet, no abatement of the
cold snap. The mercury stood at fif
teen to twenty-four degrees below zero
throughout the State yesterday and
last night
Stauton, Va. January 11.?The
thermometer registered six below zero
this morning, zero at 6 thisevoning,
and is. failing. There are immense
snow drifts in the mountains^ render
ing the roads impassable.
Washington, January 11.?The sig
nal office reports the minimum tem
peratnre recorded here was 5.6 de
grees above zero, and that point was
reached this morning at 7 o'clock. This
evening the themometer registered
eleven degrees above zero. In the coun
try outside of Washington snow is pill
ed in drifts and the roads are almost
Chattanooga, January 11.?The
minimum temperature at the signal
office this morning is seven degrees be
low zero. It regisfered nine below in
the lower portion of the city. Dis
patches to the Times from the towns
throughout east Tennessee, north Geor
gia and north Alabama say last night
was the coldest ever known. Stock is
suffering greatly.
Mobile, Ala., January 11.?The
coldest wheather ever known here has
prevailed since last Friday night. Near
ly all day yesterday the mercury stood
twenty-live degrees above zero, and
this morning it registered twelve
Agtjsta, Ga., January 11?This sec
tion is experiencing the coldest weath
er in fifty years. This morning at 7
o'clock the signal office reported the
mercury six and three-tenths above
zero, the mean temperature for three
days, which is the lowest on record at
the signal office here. The river is fill
ed with fields of floating ice, and a
gorge forming at the Charlotte, Colum
bia and Augusta bridge will probably
cause the river to freeze over to-night.
Jacksonville, Fla., January 11.?
This is the third day of the cold wave
whose effects have been felt through
out Florida. But little news has been
received from the interior. The tem
perature fell to fifteen at Fernandina
Sunday, twenty at St. Augustine, and
is reported to have fallen sixteen as far
South as Tampa on the Gulf coast.
The damage done is less than would be
expected from such a freeze. Oranges
remaining on the trees are frozen, and
the lenon trees in Northern Florida
are probably killed to the surface of
the ground. Beyond losing their .
leaves it is not believed orange trees are
injured^even in the Northern part of
the State. Cold weather in December
prevented the sap from rising, conse
quently the average is less than i%
would have been. There are no signs
yet of the weather moderating.
Chicago, January 11.?The mcrcary
dropped to sixteen degrees below zero
during the night, and at 8 this morn
ing registered seven degrees below,
with very little wind stirring. The
signal service ai the same hours re
ported the temperature at Fargo four
teen degrees below, at St. Paul twenty
degrees, and at Des Moines twelve de
grees below. The railways continue
to encounter great difficulty in moving
trains. Eastern and Southern trains
due here twenty-four hours ago have
not yet arrived.
Syracuse, N. Y., January 11.?The
ice in the Oswego river at Fulton be
comes firmer and larger every hour, as
immence quantities or ice areconstantly
coming down the river. The water
has risenmore than two feet since last
night and is rising several inches per
hour. The damage already done can
not be estimated. Fully seventy-five
families have been driven from their
homes and others are constantly mov
ing out. The families are poor and as
fast as they are rescured are turned
over to the poor authorities. All teams
that are available are being used in re
moving fiour and other goods from the
mills and manufactories. Grain in the
mills is wet. Should the water recede,
the mills and factories will be filled
with ice, and as many of them had
large contracts on hand, the damage
will be very great. Hundreds of people
are thrown out of employment. Prof.
iJoynton of this city was telegraphed
for this morning, to consult with the
authorities about removing the gorge.
He visited the place and says that it
cannot be done, as it is now two miles
long and increasing.
A Whole Family Found Doud With Tholr
Throats Cut.
Detkoit, MlCH, January 8.?A Spe
cial to the News from Battle Creek,
Mich., says : "Dr. Martin White, wife
and two children were found in their
house in that city this afternoon with
their throats cut. The neighbors have
not seen any of the family lately, and it
is thought "they have beendeadsir.ee
SundayTast. There are evidences of a
fcer?ible struggle between the husband
and wile, and the supposition is that
Dr. White had Income insane and kill
ed his family and then committed sui
cide." _
Buying Wife and Children.
Chicago, January 0.?Herman Veck
sought a warrant to-day, saying that
about six weeks ago Herman Junk
haus came to board at his house, and
Saturday midnight he caught Junk
haus as he was leaving Mrs. Yeck's
chamber. Junkhaus was arrested. He
admitted that the husband's story was
true, but said that on Saturday morn
ing he and Veck entered into an agree
ment by which the latter was to relin
quish bis wife, child and household
goods for $230. Junkhaus was to take
the whole outfit and go West, but he
did not succeed in raising theS250,and
that was the reason Veck had him ar
rested. Junkhaus says he has an
agreement to this effect.

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