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" .... s ,x 3& 63 18 T fcti Mfc. V.si f-V 1 11 II I T V STAR. Vol. 30- No. 25. KOSCIUSKO, MiSSISStpPI, JUNE"iS95." itt ). J. Hammond Narrowly Es. capes Dentil from a Jioiler Explosion Eight Pages. as WHILE IS NEW OKLEAXS. One -Han Killed, Ten Woumlert A Boiler That Was to Have Ueen Useil in Kosciusko Explodes. Mr. W. J. Hammond was in New Orleans last Monday morning with a party of gentlemen from Ellisville testing the compress and boiler that had been bought for Kosciusko; but which will not be located here. Soon after steam was raised the boiler exploded with terrific results, killing one man in three feet of Mr. Ham., rnond; stunning and bruising the latter, and wounding nine others, two of them fatally. Mr. Ham mond returned home Tuesday morning with a bruised leg and a heart full of thankfulness for hie narrow escape from an awful death There are conflicting stories to the CAl'SE OK THE explosion. The one which became current immediately after the ac cident was that the boilers wi-w. unable to stand thp them, and had blown up when! ui iti was a piessure of little more than eighty pounds of steam up! "iieieu ip.ey were guaranteed to stand 150. But after the first excitement f'K.ti .1......U ; ...i i ... ,. .v- vincipeu wnicn would in dicate that there might have been other caus' s for the disaster. Some of the men acquainted with the Lnion press think that the ma chinery might not have been in proper order yesterday when the test was made, and if h-uc, was case uiey say that the boilers were weak. press in operation before moving it to Ellisville. Mr. Hammond telegraphed to Mr. Benedict to have the place put i.i order and the steam raided, so that a V it be n: -. 'ice on i. Mom morn- Highest of all in Leavening Power. Litest U. S. Gov't Report BftJcirtcr i!.e 1 tl.o cky o'clock. !;.r.. o c. ississippi party readied yesterday morning at (j it consisted of Mr. XV. f. oi Kosciu-.K-o: . i ! turner, oi osburg; L. 13. Shelb'v and S. i. Inlincnn of v'H;,.,.;n..' J j VI JJl" 1.1 111.,, to the i:et VBmuywmiM posse After breakfast thev went Reynolds Iron Works M to press in the Mississinni town in . I' . T. 1 ' . The occurrence is thus related by T , n ,vas by a very the Times-Democrat: ' Y T "h"h . making While the Union Cotton Press I the I V'Z ,h Vlden4 n mg about 9:40 o c ock lor the in-1 -invthir, i, i "IV,uVm n,lu Action of a committee from Mit ! Z aippi representing recent pur-! mium, but none of the s cklmld en chasers, an explosion oecuned n : would sell Z , n ? Clem B. Penrose outright and se- i riously wounded a number of oth-1 AN or,,,smo-' Oo.mi'kkss. ers. and Mr. Hammond, who had man- The building was badly wreck-j agu onu with such mark ed. A section of the massive boil-1 e(1 .success! v,'as one of the most tr, ten feet in length, was blow n f,ctive organizers of the new coin across the street, piercing the i l'ai,y- AH the merchants in the 1'iiek wall of the independent I barnnS 01ie. Ascribed to branch yard of the Shippers' press ; !'ie strtcfc atui ndveriisements were lik paper, and 'continuing on its ' l)S!J, te in the New Orleans, Mo- ; uiuim', i:m two massive posts in v OUM iUI11P'il papers lor a ! tn . lu,!-.. Rner.dintr its . f.Mvn nnd ! sewnd-hancl press. This adver- lailing an the vard. jxiiement m the Ytmes-UenKHu -il The New Coini icss. Some time ago the attention of Messrs. Boyd & Benedict was at tracted bv an ad VPl'tisptripnt in t),n rr; -p.- - , IU1U luc ifverman cauea out to th limes-Democrat of parties in K'os. fir.-mn : , there was but one Cotton com- bale was iust about to Vnr,,,, exn;r; ;o go with them to examine the press. Upon securing the ser vices of the expert, they 'went to the press, reaching there about io o'clock. George Lynn, th-: leverman of the Shippers' I'rcfis, and his son, John, got up the steam and one bale was pressed; the press worked handsomely, and then another bale was rolled up and was about to be compressed, when a holt on the lever broke 1 appeared to be only a slight defect, and the leverman called out to the cr-'-: politics ix mmm on : Out. Hi. lioxikvvCo otsf km- thv Sv:mU when the explosion occurred. What was the cause of the ex plosion? If any litigation ever grows out of it, there promises to be a very complicated fight, on which expert testimony will phy a very important part over this question. Mr. Hammond says that there is in Mr. Kelly's bank in Koscius ko a certificate from the- boiler in spectors to the effect that the boi H. Tur Miss., iniurrd 1 1 "" oLinieiuer, nt'.rns.'d on face and cut on back of bead. i i.aura Jones, colored, injured ! tlie h.cad. Mr. Inkster, iSn Carondolet street, hurt on right arm. . Preston Keaghey, injured se riously on the head' j George Lynn, arm and head. ! j. Johnson of Ellisville, Miss., j slightly hurt Who Populites Call a State Cen . -V L- Shelby of Llhsvillc, Miss.. I v... .r..... ., lie Is for Free Silver, lint Vituiieiathe. Not TIIH MiVv WAItlSANTS. Have I5een Ilia ived by the Air litor and June Distribu tion ISegiui. The new special warrants, the issue of which is $150,000 have hetn received by the Auditor, and the June distribution of th school fund is being made in half casn and haft warrants, which bv the way bear three per cent, inter est and are passing in Jackson at par. mi. iuii- -..v-.v. uiouiuuiniiis. us jirovmeu erS Coil ( Kfnnrl n nrrar,,,,, l I iv 1,,,.. l- V , " riv-M" 150 ij uiH mauR iu January and IH Mil C fit rtnni TT . . f'vi,l , pounds of steam.. Mr. Hammond says that he did not have his glas ses on at the time, and r.m.h! "nnt see what pressure the steam ' indi cator registered. He was Ukl. however, shortly before the rxplo sion that it was about So nonU; A number of other people said t!at June. n me pvj.hH tnus ex pended, two-thirds is sent out to the several counties in January, the remaining one-third in June, so that the amount now to be dis tributed is 8-',07. (i:J:j. These warrants were printed by loot ik. Co., and Mr. Hazen will The force was terrific. The walls 'of ,he compress tottered and Sell iinvard, burying Mr- Penrose tanenth the debris, while flyiiui briuk injured number of specta- lurs wiumi a :jw teet hm. it was about 80 pounds, and ih'nt Ihardlv ehdm ihev nri. imii;tn,l.' ,1 - . I " ...V t.i UMllllllUMI. li thp lIRJ.Wlirf !llcntlflnfl,1 l.v. il. '.n V., 1 1 D....1 ..,.4 1 , . r , .,- ' , vu uic i " '"""in j-JULuv uuies its e aid WM flip imiicn nf a , .1 - nn ire . o tl,o -ili-.o .-. r .. i ...... . " "-- lui i L-p(iuufiiee i ' . "K ivpuic oi the lauoui mo lirst lsstu between Messrs. Boyd & Benedict aim t:ie Mississippi promoters, and Mr. IlamiGond was induced I to -ocm-io to the -city and exarni?ie me V. IMU1I. lie W IS Vl-rV TilVrtf l Mr. Clem IVnrose-reniarked tc ! ''Iv impressed with it, and tele his lu'other tnat he did not like the ! -.raliflfcd -uaf' home his irnpres appearance of the boilers, and said !Mfr,s- Lt tb;', owners of the. ex ihev IhiiI U.t.y. ..... .i I istin" roniin iii iv", ..;,,I.i- 1.,. better get mt of isting coinintts in Kosdusko. b cimi- ! KVic; ut.vmI.I ....-,.f.v;l l 1. .i l J f'rn the position thev accident. When the Mr. Hammoni ing ly the pre cotton leing j utes befoie tl CNpIosio.'i occurred I said he -was staul s matching a halo 0f eased. A few ;nin- expiosioii a bolt Ml place. Bv a istrnriw. (at b..' uk oriv one ot the nartv nnl. t. (" "i'pos.uon wi u-.h tu.- nev act oi: hisowa advio:, f.nd bv foil Hre to do so die was the orilv to me to meet fc.ith. " A n was leaving the place an ac quaintance said: "Air. Penrose. "How me to introduce Mr. Htm mond." Mr. IT ".vv ,.u ,1U. j;..-,;imi tne lever man told the engineer to '-open uer .up, nitnning to u;h:ii the doors, llH! engineer di.l this, and tht Jever man then lixed the brok en press, using stead of a wine .Mississippi gonUenien v;ho Ms -examining the press. Mr. lenrose stopped to cht, alter ex muunng the visual courtesies, .tnd jvlnle so engaged a slight defect m "ie machinery caused a teinporary JJP. It was the broking oi a wlt,hich.was repaired b die wvman with a piece ef wire, siid letc-f-t was resumed. The signal "resume, however, had harfJv given oektre tliere was 4 TKRIUM.E KXMM3IOX. Mr. Penrose was standing unier Searched wall, and a mass of de tos buried him. Mr. Hammond, wo wafe standing onlv a few feet on luw, was .U'hind a krge post, --wi M tne only thing that sav JHH from being similarly man As it was, he lookefup on jeanng the explosion, and saw a 'age piece of timber falling in a me to strike him on the head, yeaned forward .and saved him ?u but again saw a uiece ofifirinor er descending, and had to wake 2 ";r jump, i orjer t0 ,a-oid e nShit. ne was Btruck by other , miwever, - and . knocked ;njeleB, and when he recovered Jas lying on the lloor in an f oihtcary shop, while soothing I' ons were being applied to sev painlul wounds on his right ed. in order to keev. the new''iwji and .'was be press away t-key offered to allow aK who wanted stock to secure it at -a saeritice, and in this -Manner the tbreaterievl opposition 'v,-as ef fcctuallv killed. fJut Mr. -JJelly, a jx-omincnt and wealthy gentlomai) of that place. kss. deterniiaod up-on i)it;cbasii?jg a press and going iuto the bus? nefs, and daily letfc-rs were re ceived irom Idterent quarters of feitng indunements to have the press located in them. Some of these were from Tejct s, ani frora this citv. Mr. Hammond .was sent to Texas to tike a survey of the new. but the inducements held out there wtese found, uponcarefuJ investigation, not to be sufficient to warrant the gentlejiien to em bark in the enterpnsein thai State. It wa3 decido.1 to locate some where in Misstssiom instead lisvilie, Miss., on the .Vartheastern Kauraid, was a bidder for the' en terprise, and tlwi Kosciusko gen tlemen went over there with the result tkit witlicn a quarter of 'n hour after reaching the place a stock company with ample capital was formed, and all the stock sub- sen bed to. , Mr. Hammond described the Union press which had been pur chased last month from Messrs. Boyd & Benedict. He said that two successful tests had already been held, and that the purchase price had been Ssoo. It was de cided to send a committee to the city with Mr. Hammond to see the j this free school distribution of 'over three hundred thousand dol lars will prove quite a boon to the teachers of the State, a good many of whom are awaiting a reniiltanco from the capital before they can attend any of the sumnisr normals. There are in the State nearlv rw(l,0()i) edueable children and it can readily be seen that a large number of teachers are nen-ssai'v i piece of wire in- j to their proper instruction. He then canu? i There is no reason whv nnv teacher .diould have" to '-shave" these warrants; they bear three per cent, interest, and are redeem able in i months, so that thev readily pass current. The former issue of warrants are now worth a small premium. Ther ;in .,11 ! receivable at any time by the State Treasurer for all dues to" the State. Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Miss., Tunc if,. Hon Chas. E. Hooker, of this city, who j for many years ably represented ! the Seventh district "m Congress. nas authorized the announcement that he is a candidate for United States Senator to succeed Senator George. General I looker, while be favors the free coinage of silver, has never publicly or privately as persed President Cleveland, Secre tary Carlisle, or any other Demo crat, or attributed unmanly or un patriotic motive? to any man. He is an able, clean man, was a gal lant soldier. r.nd is an eloquent orator, and has always fought for his party, whether lie war, a candi date or not. General Hooker has been earnestly solicited by' friends throughout the State, and espe cially in this congressional district, to make this race, and his friends insist that if a free silver advccr.te is elected Gerund Hooker wi.'l be the man. Genera! Hooker, it is stated, will take the stump at enco and make an accrcscive ca;r.oaiirn. I'oimHO-s Cali a t'onvci: nn'n.'.'' to nn UK.viaie ag'jfji. Mr. Hammond walked ar.kind the press and was gojag up In front of the boiler when he hnivd a re-port as though a-canium ,'iad been hot under him, and looted up and saw pieces of t'.Eiberla),'ing all around. Onu lece Was coining .tiroctlv at 1dm and ashe dodsred it. nnntlnT a-ight liilttnd, and .while trying to dedgeftius last lie fcll and did' nr.t .know Iffj thing rre until he woke v.p in he drug fre some minutes later. He said .that he could ....11 .1. , i . ' . jen wr.v nc naa Jsot i.-r-n S'U as toe Jool .i lilt Ma (a I a ' 1 II -r 'tnrlugh many battles and linen -D.aPc" dose Waces, but I came Xovv Oil 31 ill to jJe Liuiit. Giccpvili,', ;Mi?s,, J,.m? Jackson. Miss.. June l'onulites of Mississiiipi sued an oiiicial call ior vention to nominate a Si; ulite ticket, to assem'.-ieir. on oitnesvia-, ulv y. i is. call is sigiii;d bv V. 1'. K chairman, and S. Y. Kobi secretary pro ten;, h pro that count' cor.vt r.iMiN ;. i.e. each of the stvv;:tv-ave cei in the State on Sai;;:h to select de iee'ates to convention, and tlii.se .Kb leeted are- to be em;-iv;-their respective co::'.ltv : to nominate candi.bites ir attorney for tb.e nir.. t tn'i't.: ui' - ! ,'..! :; 't, so recoaimenils li!iat ij,., lists of the State nominate count)' ticket in t ach countv State, and make a vigoroin for the cause of reform ar.V !(). The ha i. State ve acKSon t;. Id in nties -' J ' t'ne tc ca." :! the rood Populiti. i . : 1 1 . j i ilie eonfmef tM-!:. ji ed jip. the piece of ! Jers' Oil Mill was let yesterday to respondent as'.."?' niuk straight at him. j eal. There were il vj liI- nlites anticipated the contract for machinery had alreadv boon let. The buildi'n-s and mi chmery ft-ill cost S.'O 000 ' '. , l '4v.:-s, iiu i came , , .- it c.umuhi. neaifr being killed this time than j eoniitieiiced ' at ' c J t-vr was befo,re. I want "to'.cet I yery'thihg'.wiJl he reat'Iv oijee am out.M tins towili .as omVk- ns nnc,;. bAeJto.r.1 have, bad erwntri, ; . nil Uia last mea life . time, and I uwjt .care nejw q-mck the train CQiiee. -This was the third trinf llwold .hoileir.. lunt- tho uie pressure and someth'ing ation by September "next.. for, .oper a nonmiatio,.' convention of ha te; be i r "will v. im H to go. "1 have been a Presby lan all bv, life. snA T 'k i t, -. " iv ix tr one lironi now on. iiljedCSjem. B. Penrose. , woi;nhki. fV. i'Haniniond, of Kosciusko, (, sngntly wounded on the left VIbert Frankenbush. unded on the left leg and head. A l-ebcriniia cf..' ..p. ...... y (-UNH,s jr0m way down in Georgia. 'It Wems'a I resltjderian' mlhister" received a visit from, a cblored pastor who wanted counsel. "UVll ct. just this way," said he, "Is'e wo.rked on election, sanrtinw;,,.. Dredestiriation ti'l T another word to tsave my life His white brother suggested that he" should breach 11 SfM'mrtri I... 1 v . .uv.ii n y 1VHV ot a chance, on "Tlmn ki; v. Steal," for a text. "Vei( boss; oat' eertninlw i'c o .1 i . luons'ous 'Irani t will .. coolness in the congregation." In conversation with a to-,,);,,, to-dav. the Pic-iv.-,., '"aLj;n whvth. i'emoeracs in its date ior ho h bno- n , "'C cxn vention and makimr the State Democrat i- l naving neon called for Au- -He replied that the populites" pro posed to take the aggressive. am to anticipate a so tlio ,,tt.. a - iiuuam.1 rce suver Democrats, should that , faction be in control, in the matt, r oi nuances; that the Populi'e par v w.e xmiv partv which b ever favored the free' t i' V li lt i 1 iil 1 lt.'t.I coinage at the ratio of 16 to i without ' international agreement; uiai mey proposed in this cam paign to be first in the field with both their candidates and platform that while they expected to reiter ate their position on the financial question, that this question, as this-was a State and not .i inim-'i election, would be subordinated to oiau-issues, which he said, fairly bmtlrd- He said that lbnkitt :ad Continued on page 8."