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The Booming Weiers of the Savannah Sub
merge* F;ietoriea and Houses?Bridge? in
Danger?The Waters Falling?A Narrow
Escape from a Freshet.
The citizens of Augusta should be
very grateful that the whole city is not
flooded, and we have narrowly escaped
a freshet. Thirty-five feet would bring
water all over the city, and to-day, at
2:30, the river registered 32 feet 6*
inches, which is the highest point it has
reached iii?yeare. Two and a half feet
more would have brought it into the
city. As it is, the whole upper portion
of Reynolds street, from Kollock to
HavrjkV fGulIy, is uriaer water. The
Cteonfele* reporter started out on a tour
of inspection, and. arriving at Kollock
and Jones, lie witnessed a picturesque
scene. Twenty boats plying from bouse
V- to house, and taking curiosity seekers
around the flooded district. A boat be
ing at hand was tendered to the re
porter by the courteous Superintendent
of the Riverside Mills. The mills are
completely hemmed in on all sides by
water. The sjoods have all been moved
to the second floor. The dye room is
10 feet in water. Superinteddent Ander
son hnS been kept very busy, and has
not been able to take off his clothes to
lie down since Monday night. The
bleach room is under water, and the
pulsometer is kept at work pumping all
the time. The loss to the Riverside
Mills cacioot be less tlian one thousand
dollars. In Diamoud Row, opposite
the mill..the water was up to the floors
of the houses.
Hundreds of people all during the
afternoon viewed the scenes on the Hood
ed streets, nud many enjoyed the boat
riding, elc. The owners of small boats
' did not fail to make use ol the oppor
tunity, and had their boats couveying
passengers from houses to the streets.
Anxious to see the-condition of things
in the flooded district, and to ascertain
it there was any suffering or need, the
Chronicle representative took a ride of a
mile over jthe flooded territory, finding
houses from two to six feet in water,
but all bright and cheerful, as well as
thankful, that it is no worse. A boat
ride from Koilock street to Hawk's
Golly, around the bridge ever to the
Augusta and Knoxville trestle, the
Chronicle reporter found no incident,
but viewed a most magnificent picture,
which can only be described with an
artist's pen. The river and the streets,
combined with the brood expanse of the
river, made a most picturesque sceue.
All the mills have been compelled to
- ,^but 4ovvn._Tbc Riverside Mill will
be the heaviest loser. Their damage
alone will reach easily one thousand
dollars. The bands will4not be;able
to" go to work before Monday. The Al
gernon Mill is also in water and the
lower floor is entirely covered. Every
mill in the city has been compelled to
cease operations, and it is not probable
that they will be able to resume before
uext week.
The water was !n Broad street, near
Conway's stables, yesterday. All that
portion of the city west of Kollock and
. north of Jones streets was flooded
yesterday and boats were used to reach
the houses. Broad street above Hawk's
Gully was impassaple yesterday?the
water being about 3A feet deep. Greene
street, near the Enterprise Factory,
was covered, with the exception of a
narrow space in the centre of the road
way. The floor of Mr. J. J. Lee's store,
on upper Greene, was covered with
water two feet deep. Many people in
the uppor portion of the city have mov
ed out of their houses, the water in
many instances covcriug the first floor.
Nearly all of Hambun; is submerged.
Serious apprehensions are enfertain
ed in regard to the city aud South Caro
lina railroad bridges. The gates of the
city bridge w ere closed-the city authori
ties having been notified by the S. (.'.
R. R. that a fender projecting from one
of the piers was loose, and if it struck
the bridge might do great damage. No
cars crossed the Carolina bridge for the
same ieason, the tralus of the S. C.
R. R. going out over the C. C & A.
The houses along the line of the flood
are in from 2 to 6 feet of water and a
number of out houses have floated off.
At three o'clock yesterday afternoon
the river commenced to fall, at mid
night registered thirty-one feet 9 inches
~and, unless there is another ram, we are
out of danger. The river was on Mon
day morning ten feet high, and in twelve
hours It was twenty-nine feet six inches.
The danger is now over and Augusta
saved from a terrible disaster.?Augusta
Chronicle 2d iustant._
The Wlnoonki River.
Montpklier, Vt? April 1.?Last
night's heavy rain and the melting of
mountain snow have raised the Whiooski
river, breaking the ice aud flooding the
banks. The mam street of Berlin, for
nearly a mile, is filled with ice. Wil
liam Lmdsey's house was swept from its
foundations. The members of the fami
ly were asleep at the time, but escaped.
The tracks of the Montpelicr and Wells
River and Central Vermont railroads
are damaged. The railway bridge on
the Northwestern road, at East Rich
ford, was carried away last night.
Six Men Killed.
At 4 o'clock Ulis morning intelligence
was received here of the explosion of
the boiler of the steamer E. II. Bar
more, plying between Morgan City aud
Abbeville. The Uarmorc had entered
the Teche. aud was returning laden
with lumber. When about two miles
below the wreck of the Mary Lewis,
which was sunk yesterday, her boilers
exploded, killing five or six negroes and
wounding a halt" dozen others. Engineer
Johnson was severely scalded. Some
of the crew were drowned.
Loss of Life?Providing for the Sufferers
Railroads Damaged.
Birmingham, April 1.?Specials to
the Age from the river towns of North
Alabama show that the effects of the
fresiiet are worse eveu than telegraphed
yesterday. Gadsden reports the Coosa
river at.its highest mark and rising with
alarming reports from above. All rail
road bridges on the branch road, be
tween Atalla and Gadsden, are swept
away, and a number of washouts on the
Alabama Great Southern are reported
on both sides of the Atalln. The mill
and lumber interests at Gadsden have"
suffered immense damage. .
The Tennessee is reported out ofiltf
banks at several points. From Tusca
loosa, on the Warrior river, advices are
serious, though it is bclieve.l the worst
has passed. Many houses on either
side of the river have been abandoned
and the water is running through the
doors and windows. Some families oc
cupy the upper stories of dwellings and
skiffs and flat boats are used for trans
The village of Northport, across, the
river from Tuscaloosa, is almost sub*
merged now, and the iron bridge con
necting the two places is uuder water at
both ends, and fears are eutertained for
its safety. The water is a foot deep in
the Tuscaloosa Cotton Factory, and
work .had to be abandoned. Just before
dark the wreck of a small house passed
down the river, and several persons
were observed clinging to the timbers.
Rescuing parties, in skiffs, skirted out
in pursuit from the Tuscaloosa shore and
were rapidly borne out of sight by the
rapid current. Many persons living on
low lands below Tuscaloosa had to be
rescued fi*om their homes in a skiff. No
calculation can yet be made of the
amount of damage to the farming inter
ests and to railroads and other high
Montgomery, Ala., April 2.?A
special to the Advertiser states that as
Warrior, Coosa and Trdlapoosa rivers
fall, thousands of hcrsco, mules, cattle
and hogs have been swept away. All
the corn, cotton seed and provisions in
reach of the flood were destroyed, and
planters in the overflowed region will
;-ave great difficulty in starting anew for
this year's crop. Relief boats liave
brought in a large number of the people
who had been in peril and without food
for three days. The President of the
Board of Inspectors made his way with
boats to the imperilled places and got
them off in safety. So far the reports
of drowning in the various portions of
the State foot up nine persons, all colo>
ed but one. Four of these were a wo
man and three. children who floated off
In a cftbm dowVtbe Cahaba river.
The river lias fallen about ten inches.
Boats have bceu distributing food all
day through the inundated parts of tiie
city. Several hundred persons have
been shut up for two days without food.
The convicts on the Steite farm, alter a
perilous time, were carried from the
flooded quarters in a flat boat for a mile
and a half and placed in the peniten
tiary at Wetumpka. Reports from
different "points near here show that five
more negroes have been drowned. A
?steam ferry boat left here to-day. going
up the river to pick up all persons in
danger and to supply food to the water
bound people. It will go to Wetumpka
on the Coosa river.
A special from Opclika says : John
son Bridges, engineer of the construc
tion train, which went down on the
Tallapoosa river, died after his leg was
amputated. Six hands on same train had
already died or been drowned.
Shot Robbing his own House,
A sensational tragedy is reported in
Granger county, Tennessee. .The trus
tee of the county was William Julis, a
man universally esteemed aud respected.
He enjoyed the absolute confidence of
the comunity, and held the position for a
number of years. On Friday he returned
from his office and deposited a money
bag m his room, saying it contained
$2,500, which he had collected iu county
taxes. He bid his wife goodbye, saying
he had buisncss in nn adjoiniug county
and would return next day. During the
day a cousin or the lady came to her
house and was given a room for the
night. About midnight he was aroused
by a burglar and fired on him. The
thief uttered a howl of agony and fell
back dead. He proved to be the trustee,
who was endeavoring to stael the pub
I lie money, and then claim that ho had
I been robbed.
A Family Assassinated.
A dispatch from Panama says:4'An
entire family have been murdered at
Arboledas, in the State of San tender.
The names of the victims are Carbelleon
Marciales ; Facunda Ortega, his wife ;
Camilla, a girl of 12 years; Valeria, ago
10; Ricardo, age 8; Cayetano, age 5;
" Virginia, age 2, and an infant to which
the mother had given birth in the excite
i ment which preceded the slaughter.
j The assassins are Antonio Kstcbnn
and Francis Marciales, Miguel Florcs,
' Pantaleon Roscco and a deaf-and-dumb
! man. The president of the republic has
i directed that the assassins be tried by a
! military court-martial."
A Horse anil llidcr Swept Away.
Covington, Ga., April 1.?Phillip
(Parker, a horse drover, from Ilaber
Isham county, to-day. while attempting
[to crossthe Alcovn river near McGuirt's
; which is now entirely submerged by
' high waters, was swept from his horse
] and both horse and rider were lost in
; the stream. Newton has lost thirteen 1
i river bridges by late rain storms. j. W. i
I Bosworth's store near Island Sholas !
? was carried oil' yesterday by the South I
river?with entire contents. His floor]
j and grist mills arc said to have six feet
; of water on first floors. There has been
' great loss to farm lands.
, Seed Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Ap
i pies and Oranges at Jas. Van Tassels.
With Col. Bntler's Compliments to CoL
Columbia. S. C, March 29, 188G.
Editor Preis? und Banner:
I have just read Colonel Aikcn's com
munication In jour last issue. Permit
me to say that like him I am strongly .
in favor of: a, farmers' convention?not
one but .imahy conventions. Public
meetings- of the farmers will do more
real good for their cause than aH the;
buncombe speeches made in Congress ,
m a century .rliieartily approve Colonel
Aiken's suggestions concerning the ,
State's tepairrroebt of agriculture. Xt \
am prepared to.sRy that any suggestions
from an organization of farmers or from' !
Individuals for the improvement of tbe:
department will be?- most gratefully xe*j\
ceivetL bot I trust that on investigation ;
of the work .of the^partment will show'
that it is already1 an honor to the State."
Col. Aiken suggests that If the depart
ment is "not worth the money paid for
it" such alterations in its ndniinistrn
tione should be made as will bring it up
to this standard. I also cordially en
dorse this patriotic sentiment. Col/
Aiken aeks "why should a fajmer feed ,
his cattle on cotton seed meal exempt!
from taxation, whereas if he feeds his
crop on the same article he is taxed for
the privilege.*' I will tell bun. The
Legislature passed an act authorizing
the department of agriculture to analyze
all fertilizers sold in the State. When
cotton seed meal is "fed to (he crops"
it becomes a fertilizer, and as such is
subject to inspection, as it is liable to
adulteration, and is consequently tax?
able. As stock food it is not subject to
inspection by this department, I fear
Col. Aiken's suggestion in regard to
this tax was inspired by the fact that
he recently purchased a lot of meal that
was not taggf d In accordance with law,
through his own or the manufacturer's
negligence, and he was somewhat in?
convenienced thereby. It may be wise
to repeal all the laws" of South Carolina
passed for the protection of the farmers
of the State, whore they conflict with
Colonel Aiken'8 interest, but I must
be pardoned for saying that I do not
think so. The department of agricul
ture is not only willing but anxious to
be investigated by tb; farmers of the
State. It was created specially to ad
vance their interest and if it is not ful
filling its purposes the farmers should
know it. As it seems to be in order for
everyboy to make suggestions to the
convention which is to assemble in
Columbia on the 29th of April,T will
exercise the same privilege that others
are taking and Buggest to the farmers
that they should remember that our
Congressmen are not out of reach of *
representatives lie examined and let the"
farmers "learn whether or not they are
worth the money paid for them and if
they are not. make such alterations in
our Congressional delegation as will
make it an honor to the State."'
A. P. Butler.
The river' and harbor appropriation
bill, as completed by the house commit
tee makes a total appropriation of $15,
164.200, which will become available
immediately upon the passage of the bill.
As there was no appropriation made for
river and harbor improvements aL the
last session, the present appropriation
virtually covers a period of nearly two
years. Among the items for the south
ern States are tiie following : South
Carolina: Harbors?Charleston, includ
ing Sullivan's Handel, $250,000; George
town, $5,000. Rivers?The Ashley.
$1,000; the Edisto. $3.000; the Great
Pee Dee, $20,000; the Salknhatchic,
$2.000; the Santee, $25,000; the Wncca
maw. $15,000; the Wappoo Cut, $5,000;
the Wateree.$7,500._
Married His Sister's Daughter.
Wentwortk, N. C, March 30.?
Andrew Roberts, a well known young
man of Rocky Springs, made a visit to his
sister here, where he fell deeply in love
with his pretty niece. Not regarding
the law against the marriage of persons
within the third degree of kindred, the
couple appeared before Squire Hender
son and were made one. The couple
i were arrested a couple of days later for
incest; the husband was placed in jail,
while the wife was subsequently releas
ed. She begged, however, to be allow
ed to remain with him, but her entrea
ties were not listened to.
An Afflicted Family.
A lamenLablc report comes from Pied
mont to the effect that on Friday l^.st a
grown member of the family of a Mr.
Grogan died and was buried on Saturday
and on Sunday two more grown mem
bers of the family died, and were lying
as "corpses side by side on Monday,
making five that have died in the same
family within three weeks, and no?v two
children and the father of the family are
confined to their bed.?Honea Path
Fatal Accident.
Rev. James A. Woodard died. Sunday
at his son-in-law, Mr. E. W. Hyrnc,
Barnwcll, aged 73 years. The previous
Thursday evening Mr. Woodward fell
from the piazza and sustained a com
pound fracture of the thigh. All that
medical skill and lender nursing could
lo was done but lever supervened and
the end came speedily. His remains j
were buried Monday in the family bury
iiur ground near While Pond.?Barn
well People.
A Ghastly Find.
Manxingtox. West Va., March
3d.?While carpenters were tearing
down a portion of an old house in West
Mnnmngtou yesterday they came upon
sixteen human scalps, five of them evi
dently being those of women, and all
belonging to persons of the Indian race.
They arc supposed to have been taken
by some of the early settlers of the
country a century ago."
Soven Men Slain near Fort Worth?The
' -Merchants aud Citizens Arming Against
the Hob?A Sheriff who would Start a
Train or Die In the Attempt.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 3.?
What bad been predicted has come to
pass. The striking Knights ot Labor
and officers of the law have met in dead
ly conflict. Two officers fatally wound
ed and a third shot through both hips
arc. the casualties on the side of the law.
Of the strikers, as far as can be ascer
tained, only one has been wounded. It
W?s announced yesterday by the officers
of'the Missouri Pacific Railroad Com
pany that trains would move to-day or
that there would be bloodshed. The
strikers on the other hand had put it
down as settled that no trains would be
allowed to pass over the Missouri Pacific
line until the demand of the strikers for
arbitration was conceded. It will be
remembered that there arc only six men
:::uong the strikers here who were for
inerly employed by the Missouri Pacific,
tho Missouri Pacific and the Texas Paci
?jjcvfiaving pooled their Fort Worth
bu^Jness, so that freight was handled
and trains moved almost exclusively by
the Texas Pacific employees. The
places- oV these men have long been
filled but they dared not make a fight on
the Texas Pacific because that road i3
h> the hands of a receiver. Last night
the '-sheriff and his deputies were busily
engaged in serving writs of injunction
against the strikers and their confeder
ates, and by the time this morning
dawned most of them had received an
official notice to keep away from the
yards of the Missouri Pacific Railway,
and were warned against interfering
with the servants of the company in
their efforts to take out trains. The
effect of the writs was to keep the yards
clear, and at 9 o'clock this morning not a
man save the employees could be seen in
them. In the streets, however, near
the yards, could be seen knots of men
who had collected to see what would be
done to-day.
- At 10 o'clock the officers began to
collect at the Union depot and numbers-,
of them were stationed in the yards. At
10.15 o'clock a dozen or more of them
went to the round-house, and in a few
minutes Engine 54, loaded down with
armed officers, pulled out and steamed
up to the Missouri Pacific yards. As it
rattled past the crowd, collected on
either side of: the road, derisive cheers
went>up from a hundred throats, but
not a man attempted to interfere with
^h>??eyejnen,ts ofthc^enaincor to pre
*v?aT it 'from coupling on'to the. caboose,"
which was standing on a side track.
Having done this, the engine was run
on to the main track and then backed up
the road to Hodge, from which point it
was to pull a freight train'lnto the city.
For nearly iwo hours the crowd await
ed the return of the engine with the
tram from Hodge, aud as the minutes
rolled by they amused themselves in
various ways. The raw weather could
not scatter them and the men, wrapped
in heavy overcoats, were continuously
stamping their feet to keep warm. At
11.30 o'clock the engine left Hodge and
at 11.35 o'clock steamed into the yards.
The tram consisted of a caboose aud ten
car's loaded with coal. As it approach
ed Sixteenth street the crowd reeled out
but halted on the line of the right of
way and remained there, aud not a man
made a move toward the train, but at
the lower cud of the yard three woman,
wives of the strikers, appeared ou the
track, one of them armed with a red
Hag, which she waved as a signal for
the engineer to stop. No attention was
paid to this, and the tram passed on and
by the Union depot and continued on its
journey south.
The suggestive silcucc that marked
the passage of the freight train through
the city was not without its sequel.
When a train left the depot it was under
the protection of a posse of twelve j
officers, commanded by Jim Court-1
Wright, a special deputy United States
marshal. Some of the officers were de
puty* marshals and others members of
the regular police force. The train pro
ceeded slowly to the crossing of the
Fort Worth and New Orleans Railway,
about a mile aud a half south of the
town, where it stopped as is customary
before crossing. The switch was found
open, and two men stood near the cross
ing. The officers approached the switch,
and as they did so they discovered five
men with Winchester rifles partly con
cealed in the woods a few yards distant.
The entire posse advanced toward the
men in ambush. They had reached the
ditch alongside the track, when they
ordered a throwing up of hands. The
command was obeyed, but as the hands
came up they brought Winchester ritlcs.
The officers were armed with only re
volvers. They demanded the surrender
of the strikers. Roth sides then opened
lire almost simultaneously, there being
not more than a lapse of two seconds
between the time the first and second
shots were tired. As to which side fired
first eye-witnesses differ. After the
first fire the posse advanced and con-1
tinucd firing. The strikers retreated!
behind some piles of ties. The posse,
seeing that it was useless to light Win
chesters , with revolvers, placed the'
wounded officers aboard the train and
returned to the Union depot. The
strikers remained at the scene for some-!
time after the train returned to the city.,
when they secured the Winchester of
their wounded comrade and started ofl'j
for the sycamore bottoms, all carrying :
their rifles.
As soon as the train reached the city
a posse was formed, armed with Win
chesters and started in pursuit of the
murderers. It is estimated that there
were twenty men among the strikers,
but of these only five or six carried Win
chcsters. Tom Nacc, the wounded
striker, was brought to this city in a
wagon this afternoon and as soon as the
officers learned of his whereabouts he
was carried to jail, where he will be
strongly guarded. No other arrests
have as yet been made. The Knights
of Labor claim that the first shot was
fired by the officers, but the weight of
testimony is against the proposition.
Sheriff Maddox this afternoon organized
two companies ot citizens, which were
armed with Winchester carbines, and
mnnhed to the depot?the avowed de
termination being to suppress all oppo
sition to law. The people are in a ter
rible state of excitement and appear com
pletely dumbfounded. The breach be
tween the law and strikers has been
widened and the bitterest expressions
can be heard on every side. There are
hundreds of Knights of Labor in the
city who do not appear to regret the
uccurrance of to-day.
He Splits the Sknll of His Sweetheart with
au Axe ami PoI.hoim Himself.
Nanugatuck, Conn.. Marli 30.?
Jay Andrews, aged fifty years, and El
sie Williams, aged forty, were neighbors
in Oxford, four miles, west of this place.
Andrews, who was a farmer and a bach
elor, resided with his sister. Miss Wil
liams was a dress maker audt Andrews
paid attentions to her for some time,
and his seutimcuts were reciprocated.
Lately Charles Procter, of Woodbury
visited her and she dropped Andrews.
The latter pressed his suit vigorously
nnd made threats against Procter. At
10.30 o'clock this morning Miss Wil
liams was sewing for her sister, Mrs.
Orlanda Osborn, when Andrews came
in with an axe. He asked for Miss
Williams, who was in the front room
with Mr. Osborn. Andrews went in
and snt for a moment bv the fire. Then
spinging to his feet without a word of
warning he swung h\a axe aloft and
brought it down with terrific force on top
of Miss William's head. She threw up
her nrms in timo to partially ward off
a second blow, which gashed the side
of her bead. Mr. Osborn grappled with
Andrews; who acted like a madman and
tried to strike Osborn'a little son. An
drews was a powerful man, six feet high
and weighing i85 pounds, and the strug
gle was a terrific one. When disarmed
Andrews ran to his own house, eighty
rods away, were he drank one-eigth of
an ounce of sulphate of strychnine, pull
ed otT his boots and started for the
woods. The neighbors went in pursuit
and found him half u mile away, with
his face buried in the grass by a stream.
He was dead. ? Meantime Drs. Barnes
of Oxford, and PuHordofSeymonr, were
called to attend Alias Williams, but could
do nothing, her head being literally split
open. She lived for five hours but was
unconscious. Miss Williams was highly
respected and worked in the first fami
lies of AnsonianndSemour. She leaves
a mother, Mrs. Nelson Williams, and a
brother and sister. Andrews had al
ways resided in Oxford, was well known
and considered a good-tempered, kind
hearted man. Jealousy at Procter's
visits to Miss Williams is supposed to
have crazed him.
A Southern Mormon.
A veritable Mormon has been brought
to light in Crawford comity, Georgia,
by the (logging of two white women,
Mrs. Julia Ilutto and Mrs. Vina Ilutto.
They are the wives of William Ilutto,
the story of whose lores is a scandal
to the comunity. Years ago he started
his matrimonial ventures by selling his
first wile for a fiddle, to which be had
taken a fancy. He got in addition a pen
of shucks. He received a barrel of syr
up in pay for making himself the hus
band of No. 2 That lady died before she
could be traded off. The third wife he
sold for a bushel of cow peas. His fourth
wife was so hard to dispose of that he
abandoned her in desperation and es
tablished himself with his present two
wives. When the maskers appeared at
his house, several nights ago, Ilutto
broke through the back door, ran, and
escaped in the swamp. The women
were taken out of bed, and under the re
peated laying on of whips they were
warned to leave the country. The men
then disappeared, promising to call
again. The women arc.uow preparing
to leave. _
No End to .Sliver.
There is something painfully ludicrous
in the letter from assistant Secretary
Fairchild, presented to the house on
Friday. It recites with solemn plain*
tivene&s that the law requires 27,000.000
silver dollars to he coined each year,
nnd goes on to gravely state that the re
maining space In the sub-treasury vaults
will uot sullice to hold the coinage of
the ensuing twelve months. Therefore,
an appropriations for the erection of
more vaults in the sub-treasuries is
prayed for. Again and ngaiu, in the
past few years, have these petitions
been presented and granted. The
vaults have been enlarged, and duplica
ted, in double and quadruple and still is
there not room enough for the 7'J cent
tokens which must be ground out at the
rate of 27,000,000 per anum.
Good IfTruc.
If the story of the Grant family now
being told in the newspapers is found to
be true, it will add much to the honor
of the Grant name. The story is that
the profits from Gen. Grant's book (ire
being used, in accordance with his request
to repay the losses of those creditors of
Grant & Ward who were induced to in
vest with the firm by Gen. Grant's
assurances or iullucuce. Mrs. Virginia
! Corbin. a sister of Gen. Grant, who
i was induced by him to invest $25.000,
. all she had, with the firm, lost her in
i vestment ntiJ has received a certified
' check for the sum from Mrs. Grant
' and it is said others who invested
i under similar circumstances have been
E $1.50 PER ANKUM.
The United Shite* Supreme Court Decrees
that the Carpet-Dug Firm Must Surren
der the Phosphate Money which they
Collected and have Kept for more than
Ten Years.
Washington, April 5.?In the
Supreme Court to-day Chief . Justice
Waite rendered the decision of the Court
in the case of William Stoue against the
Shite of South Carolina in favor of the
State. This suit was brought by the
State of South Carolina !n the Court of
Common Pleas of Richland County in
August, 1877, agaiu8t D. T. Corbm "and
William Stone, law partners, to recover
a balance claimed to be due for moneys
collected by Stone for the State and not
paid over to the State treasury. In
April, 1878, Stone presented in the
Court a petition for a removal *of the
suit to the United Stales Circuit Court
from South Carolina, stating that he
was a citizen of New York and a resident
there, and that his co-defendaut was a
citizen of South Carolina, and so also
was plaintiff a citizen of the same State,
and t .der the Statutes of the State and
the United States Statutes the suit was
one in which there could be no final
determination reached so far as he was
concerned with the presence of the co
defaudant to the cause. The State
Court proceeded with the suit, notwith
standing Stone's petition for removal,
aud after trial gave judgement against
both defendants for $23,728, with interest
from July, 187G. During the whole
proceedings, says Chief Justice Waite,
Stone denied the jurisdiction of the State
Court ater the filing of Iiis petition.
The Supreme Court of South Carolina
affirmed the decision of the Court of
Common Picas, and to reverse "that
judgement of affirmance the present
writ of error was brought. This Court
holds, says the Chief Justice, that a
State Court is not bound to surrender
its jurisdiction of a suit on petition for re
moval until a case has been made which
on its face shows that the petitioner has
a right to transfer., This Court further
holds that the money sued for was re
ceived by defendants as partners, and
they arc liable jointly for its payment if
they are liable at all. Such a case is
not removable, aud, therefore, the
judgment of the lower Court is affirmed.
?News and Courier.
Two Persons Drowned?Houses Under
mined and Swept Awny.
Macon, Ga.. April 1.?Hundreds of
peoplo were to bo seen on the banks of
the booming Ocmulgee lo-duy, watching
the mighty current as it swept past
carrying death and destruction in its
course. The incidents last night were
fearful, and with the coining of daylight
it was found that an unfbrunntc man
named .Cornell Checly, a drayman, who
had climbed to the top of a tree for safe
ty, and whose cries lor help were heard
at intervals during the night, was no
where to be seen. He was one of the
men who refused to leave his house yes
terday morning, even after the water had
reached it. At last he was forced to
seek refuge in a China Irec near by. It
was then too late to rescue him, although
many attempts to do so were made.
Efis cries for help yesterday afternoon
were piteous, aud although there were
hundreds of people who heard him, they
were powerless to lend assistant. He
continued to call until 4 o'clock this
morning when his voice was no looser
heard, and when dawn came he was not
in the tree. It is supposed that being
exhausted and benumed by cold, his
strength failed and he dropped into the
water and perished. Another man
named Jack Reeves, who was a fireman
at the compress, is also missing, and it
is supposed he was drowned. A num
ber of attempts were made yesterday
and last night to rescue these men, but
each time the boat capsized, and the
rescuers were compelled to return to
land. Mr. II. K. Gilmorc and Mr.
Sell attempted to reach them, hut lost
their boat, and sought safty upou one of
the undermined houses. They were
rescued by a brave colored man named
Harrison Owen. Two others, whose
names could not be learned, were res
cued by Mr. W. G. Faireloth. Of the
forty or more houses near the river,
ui East Macon. about twenty-live were
undermined and have toppled over aud
are in all sorts of positions. Many of
the occupants lost all their household
I effects and arc Buffering for the ncccssi
j ties of life. The river has fallen about
three feet to-day and it is hoped that the
I worst has passed.
A Sad Accident.
A sad casualty occurred near Yawhany
1 Ferry, in Georgetown county, on Satur
; day, March 27th, by which two lads, the
children of Mrs. T. L. flarrelson, met
i their death. These two boys, aged six
j teen and thirteen years, went to the
; woods In company with their cousin,
I another lad. lor the purpose of felling a
j tree. While the later was engaged tn
; cutting the tree tho two brothers engag
ed in a wrestling match, during which
: the tree, unobserved by them, came
j down with a crash, crushhi". both of
them to the earth. These two lads
, were the only children of a widow lady,
i wlio, at the time of the accident was at
i the bedside of her sick father, aud had
: no intimation of the terrible tragedy uu
i til the dead and mangled bodies of her
sons were brought to her.
100,000 Men to Guard One Czar.
St. Pktehsbuko, April 1.?The
Czar and the members of his court start
ed tor the Crimea to-day. The utmost
. precautions have been taken for the
protection of his person. The railway
I route over which the party will pass
j will be gaurded by 100,0*00 men.

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