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r 4 "VI A VOL. XXVII. NO. 17. BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1891 SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year. ft Do la. ate Stylish Turnouts and Fine Htsss . torrwrots, -$10 to $3-60 per day.; Doolls tarnouU, 3 00 to flW ptf th Vzxn vA kid, 10 to X0 petfaUr.: :fdiU horaea, $1. ITarows bor,U lien aad plow 1-00. "Wago l-aoe, $1X0. i Jeweler and Optician. oiid Gold GoodJ of Every DA tcrtptlon. Watches, Diamonds. SllTertrare, Spectacles, Clocks, Umbrellas, Caneo. Piiiij d Tzi Essd Kyi P GREAT VARIETY. All Work and 265 Main BRYANT & STRfiTTOW Business College cZ-.'VfTiZl.O ISSSVILLE.KY, ASTII GS' FIYE AID TEH China, Glass, Tiawars, Toys and Fancy Poods. Mail Orders Receive Prompt and Careful Attention. Conger's Saw and Planing Mills S. TZ. CO-eSTCr-lEER, -Proprietor, boors, m, mmi mim,mm, Paling. Brackets, Cedar Shingles and Posts, Moulding, Well Curbing, Etc. JACKSON, TENNESSEE. GOODS SENT C. 0. D. EVERY WHERE. ZELLNER & CO., 300 Main St., Memphis. S.0.T COTTON 39 Perdido St., lew (Means, La i A pampni or iDTorranion ana a- ' Mark, trntrnca, rent jrt. '. V JU4m MUNH & CO. , v StaHeBl ETK3 Preperijf lltM with FtoM Bts. tad r&llinsr SJxhl lUeUrei fry Ua bTh.ajrer'e UaM. nEPAiRlN of Fjnt Wteh and Jw!rj and Working Over Old QoidpfecUttlel Qood$ Warrantsd. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, St., Memphis, iteiux CERT STQSE WRITE TO OR CALL ON. Zellner & Co. FOR YOUR Firtots&Stos FACTORS, C. A. & A. MILLER, Attorneys at Laic, Insurance Agent. lomas k Go A LUNATIC'S BOMB. rho Terrible Alternative Offered Millionaire Bussel Sage. Give Up Twelve Hundred Thousand Dollars or Die Fearful Results or an Explosion which Fol lowed the Demand. New Yon, Dec 5. A terrific ex plosion occurred at 12:25 o'clock yes terday afternoon in the old Union Trust building, at C9, 71 and 73 Broad way. It U also known as the ' "Ar cade." , It runs through to Trinity place and is used for egress from the Rextor-street Elevated railroad station. The noise and shock was frightful, and caused a panic in the entire lower part of the city. It was caused by a dyna mite bomb exploded in Russell Safe's office. 'Mr. Sage was badly hurt, but will lire. The man who threw the bomb, and one of Mr. Sage's clerks were killed. Several others were killed. and many persons were injured. The explosion was the work of a fiend, whether insane or not, is yet un known, who went to Russell Sage's of fice with the purpose of assassinating him. The story is that at 12:15 o'clock a small, well-dressed man, apparently about 83 years old, carrying a leather bag, called at Russell Sage's office, on the second floor of 71 Broadway, and asked for Mr. Sage. lie was told "that Mr. Sago was busy and could not be seen. The man persisted and contin ued to talk in a loud tone. Mr. Sage, who was in an inner office, came out to see what was the matter. lie asked the man what was wanted. The man said: "I demand a private interview with you." Mr. Sage inquired with what he could oblige. The man with the satchel replied: "We want,"- he said, slowly and dis tinctly, 'Sl,20a,000. We want it right here and now." . Mr. Sage started back, but instantly recovering his presence of mind, said it was a great deal of money, and tliat he would have to think about it He knew that he was dealing with a crank, and was sparring for time. But subter fuges were in vain with this crank. He had no time to wait, and he said so, "We cannot wait. I told your clerk our business was urgent. The money ii wanted now. In this satchel I have dynamite, pounds of it. Unless yu hand over the money, up she goes." Mr. Sage made one more attempt to temporize. lie had not got the money, he said; lus visitor might come again.. At the word the man made an angry gesture and raising the satchel at arms' length, "You will not?" he said, "then here goes." ' An explosion followed which almost raised the roof from the building, and Mr. Sage was blown clear through the doorway of his private office, and across Vhe room, of rubbish. lie landed in a bank fhe persons in Mr. Saere's office at the time of the explosion were: Mr. Sage, his brother-in-law, Col. Slocum; C. E. Jamesj- of 7 Nassau street; B. P Norton, of Far Rockawav, C. W. Os- born, of Brooklyn, and Mr. Menzies, attaches of the office; Frank Robinson, of Bergen Point, a messenger boy and the bomb thrower. When the explosion occurred there was a great rush of air from below The building rocked and shook and the floors seemed to rise up. Everywhere the walls were cracked and big lumps of plaster, loosened from the ceiling. fell with a crash. The panic in the upper stories was something awfuL People ran over and ttampled upon each other in their mad haste to get down the stairways. There were two elevators in operation, both rilled with passengers at the time. How the escaped death no one knows, for the confusion was so great for half an hour after the occurrence that no de tails of the narrow escapes that many must have had could be obtained. The scene in the wrecked office of Russel Sage after the explosion was one of ruin and chaos. The large mam office has a smaller office on each side. The explosion apparently occurred in the main office, and expended its force westward toward the larger of -the smaller offices, and through it to the offices of the elevated railway. , In Mr. Sage's main office .the furniture was overturned and broken. The walls and ceilincs were bared of plaster in great patches; ahe little closet built under the wash basin was wrecked; broken ink bottles and other office implements were scattered about, and valuable papers were strewn over the floor. The safe lay in the midst of the sag ging floor, agape with documents en closed in stout manula envelopes. The office to the east, a small one. was not so seriously wrecked. The plaster near the ceiling was knocked off, and all the furniture was covered with plaster. The office to the west was nearly as badly wrecked as the roaiu office. All the windows here, as well as in the other two offices, were broken, and the walls were in a large part bared of plaster. In the offices of the Manhattan Rail way Co. on the same floor with Mr. Sage's office, but farther in the rear toward Trinity place, the shock of the explosion was about as severe as in the front W indow panes were blown out. walls and ceilings were cracked and everything thrown into confusion. In the Manhattan directors' room. which is in about the center of the building, George Gould and several other members of the board are said to have been ' holding an executive meet ing. They were terribly frightened by the noise, but none of them were hurt. Across the hallway is an unoccupied room full of books. It looks out over the well under the skylight. Ail its windows were broken and a part of the furniture was overturned while the floor was strewn with books and other debria Just to the east of the sky light well, and across the hall from Mr. Sage's offices aro the offices of Uoassell & Ilicks, agents of the Con solidated Coal Co. of Maryland. Tha wladoivi hero were broken aad tfje furcUare tossed alosV Just to the south of these offices are the offices of J. F. De Navarro. Tha ' office door is at least twenty-fire feet irom Mr. Sage s omce. X evertneles3 the windows were all broken, and everybody in the place was badly shaken. De Navarro was cut in one hand1y flying glass. The second floor hallway, leading to Mr. Sage's office, was badly shattered; the floor was cov ered With debris. - In this hallway, just outside the door eading to Sage's main office, was found the shockingly-mangled body, of a man. The trunk and legs were in a statd that would have made recognition im possible, but the head, which the police report as having been severed from the body, showed few marks of the explo sion. Aa the trunk and legs lay m a net of rope brought by the firemen, they looked like a bundle of ragged old clothes, and were ab solutely without human semblance. The man wore a pointed reddish beard. The face looked like that of a man of education. The po- ice from time to time brought little clots of blood from the office and laid them carefully . with the body. There was blood on the wall close to the door, through which the man had ap parently been blowc. The remains liave been recognized as those of the dynamiter. Russell Sage, after the explosion. groped his way out of the passage. His face and hands were dripping with blood. He was almost unconscious. Two men carried him down stairs and across Broadway to a drug store. A few minutes later Mr. Slocum, his brother-in-law, came rushing down stairs. His hands were bleeding and there was a gash on one side of his head. He was also carried to the drug store. Mr. Sage's clerks, with ringing ears and bleeding faces, deafened, blind and weak, covered with dust and blood," staggered out into the hall and fell, rather than walked down the stairs. They were cared for at the drug store, as were others who were injured. At lo clock a closed carriage drove up to the drug store. Russell Sage, ac compaied by two friends, got into it and drove away. He refused to speak of the accident, but one of the gentle men said: "Mr. Sage's injuries are not serious.'" Mr, Sage walked to the car riage without assistance. His hands were bandaged. He had his high hat on, but although his face was blood stained, it wore no bandages. A telephone message later an nounced that Mr. Sage is probably much worse hurt than was at first sup posed. It was necessary to carry him up the stairs to his door. No one is ad mitted. At 1:30 o'clock Coroner Schultze, who had" been notified" by telephone, ar rived on the scene of the explosion. He viewed the remains of the dead gathered up in the net A few moments later he gave orders for their removal. The list of the dead and injured so far as now known is: BEAD. n. W. Wilson, alias Lo.'d, the thrower of the bomb, frightfully mangled and torn. B. F. Norton, of Far Rockaway. SO years old; died in Chambers-street hos pital. Unknown man, head and fragments of body picked up on floor and walls of Russell Sage's office; supposed to be a clerk to Mr. Sago. Unknown man, portions of whose mutilated remains were found in the hallway outside Mr. Sage's office. MISSIKO. F. J. Menzies, 25 years old, type writer and. stenographer to Russell Sage, said to have been blown up by the explosion, may be one of the un- kown dead. INJURED. Russell Sage, millionaire broker and investor, bleeding from many cuts on the head; partly conscious. Col. J. J. Slocum, gashed and cut about the face, but not seriously; able to walk away. C W. Osborn, cashier for Russell Sage, cut, gashed and bruised from head to foot and probably internally injured. Will probably die. Wm. Lalor, Wall street broker; cut about the face and head and bruised. At the hospital suffering from shock. W. R. Laidlaw, at the hospital suf fering from many injuries. Samuel C Calhoun, telegraph opera tor, badly bruised and dazed. Frank Robertson, broker's clerk, badly lacerated and cut; may die. Unconscious man, supposed to be Samuel Biern, of Hiawatha, Kas.; iden tification -assumed from documents found in pocket The fragments of bodies were taken to the morgue. A TRIPLE WRECK. Several Fenoni Killed by a Week of Three Trains at East Thompson, Conn. An Open Switch Said to be Responsible lor . the Accident. Wooxsocket, R. I., Dec. 5. Tele phones reports give meager details of a terrible accident on the New York & New England railway at East Thomp son, Conn. The steamboat train, bound east, and two hours late, ran into a freight train at a crossing, and five per sons were killed outright Another was burned to death in the smoker, which took fire, and several others were seriously hurt, including at least one fatally. The passenger engineer is among the killed. All ti-affic is blocked A wrecking train from Norwood with 103 men has gone to the scene of the acci dent, as has also a special train with physicians from Boston. The Long Island express was passing on the other track at the time and all three trains were piled up. The engineer of the Boston train and his fireman were reported killed. The wreck almost im mediately took fire and doctors have been summoned from near-by points. The accident is said to have been due to an open switch. The long unprecedented drought in Texas h been brought to close by a perfect delnga of rain. Tha last rata that visited Dslsoa aad vicinity wm September Z sines which time flxsst riSsri&f from want 0? TTt?r by stwfe ba TENNESSEE STATE NEWS. The Crops. Nashville, Dec. 2. Dr. Godwin, Com missioner of Agriculture, has issued his Crop report for November. Nearly all of the corn Crop has been housedi th8 yield isffrery large, being now estimated at 98.6 per cent of a full crop. Cotton picking has progressed well, and fully four-fifths of the crop has been gathered. The yield is larger than expected, tha estimate being now 72.8, an advance of 8.5 in the last thirtrday. The acreage is not bo large a9 last year. Th yield of this crop does not even come up to the expectation of a month ago. There is complaint that the crop did not ma ture well. The yield is placed at 51.3, or a little over a half crop. This does not mean, however, that the total yield will be half as much as last year, since the acreage if feiderably less than lo 1890. Only about one-tourth the counties show a greater acreage in wheat than last year, and by far the greater number show a decrease. Of the counties which show an Increased acreage the largest number, proportionately, are in West Tennessee. In reply to the question, "Is the stand of wheat good, bad or medium?" 307 replies were received, as follows: 163, medium; 89, bad; 50, good. The crop was sown very late. 3!ce Points of Law. NAenviLLE, Dec 2. An interesting case was decided by a magistrate here today. The Tennessee Brokerage Asso ciation having become indebted, in a business transaction, to W. II. Thompson Ar. fV,.. of Waco. Texas, on June 13, 1891, deposited the amount of 8325 with Sax's Bank of this city, and the bank on tho same day wired Thompson & Co. of the deposit. Thompson & Co. drew upon the bank for the amount deposited. When the draft arrived hero the bank had failed, and they refused to honor it Thompson & Co. then applied to the Tennessee Brokerage Association for payment of the amount, and were re fused. Suit for the amount was brought against the association by Thompson & Co. Justice Everett, in delivering his opinion in favor of the brokerage asso ciation, held that defendant would un doubtedly bavo been liable to Thomp son & Co. for the amount duo them and lost by the failure of the bank had not said association put in the plea that it was a gambling contract, which, under the laws of Tennessee, it has tho right to do. The Convicts. xriciviTir. Dec. 1. There was a moeting today in the Governor's office regarding the eonvict trouble. Besides the Governor and the three Prison In spectors, tho Treasurer, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Superintendent ol Prisons and WTarden were present The status of affairs was discussed and the Superintendent authorized to employ 100 men at Briceville and 100 men at Coal Creek for guard duty, should that many be required. Nothing was- done in regard to Oliver Springs, but the same number will probably be allowed there. It is pretty certain that it is the Governor's intention to create a militia guard of at least 75 men at each stock ade. As soon as the stockades are finished the recaptured convicts will be mnrf.hpd into them against wnatecer opposition may be offered. Their cap ture has already cost the otaw j.ojj. Miscellaneous. Tt ts rumored that C. P. Huntington, tho railroad king, has purchased the Hartsville Branch and all the franchises of the original projectors of the road, and will extend it to Cartbago at once; bridge tho Cumberland at that point, join the Crawfords in pushing the Nash ville & Knoxville o: ease irom Cookeville to Knoxville, and lurnlsn Nashville with a competing line by run ning into that city on an extension of the Chesapeake & Ohio iromuauaun. A white woman, claiming to bo a doc tor, has been swindling the colored pop ulation of Jackson out of several dollars tho past week. She would take their money and tell them the diseases would leave them when she put tho money into running water. She left town be fore her operations became known to the police. She is believed to be in Memphis. The following Tennessee postmasters were appointed last week: J. M. Mar tin, Coulterville, Hamilton County; Mrs. J. Dillard, Leadvale, Jefferson County; pi V. Brooks, Rough Point, Jackson County; G. 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