COLUMBUS,'GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNUS G, AUGUST 20 1889,
v-;m, XXXI. NO. 2,7
! GEORGIA LEGISLATURE.
l’HE DEATH OF REPRESENTATIVE
IX THE HISTORY
OF OUR BUSINESS
HAVE WE BEEN SO ANXIOUS
TO SELL GOODS.
We have written and telegraphed the manufac-
tu‘ ers not to ship our fall purchases for two weeks,
hut they ar like ourselves, crowded tor room, and
continue to hurry them through. Now to state facts,
we ore crowded for room, and must hove it at once
or rent quarters. To reduce our stock, we name a
few prices that cannot he met.
U mbrellas! U mbrellas!!
Seventy-two Umbrellas, Gloria Cloth, Gold and
Oxidized heads, and natural handies, that we have
been selling for $1.50 and $2.00, will go to-day and
Saturday at 90c., $1.00 and $1.15. Many Silk and
Gingham Umbrellas in proportion. Stock must be
Two Hundred Neck Ties,
Walking Canes, at prices to close. Call it needing
anything in our line. Will try and suit you in
Chancellor & Pearce
I)AN ALSTON’S TRIAL
Will Begin in Decatur To-morrow, But
Reviere May Never lie Tried.
Decatur, August 19.—Dun Alston and
A. D. Reviere are very interesting charac
ters to the public at this time. Both are
confined in the little rock jaii at Decatur
on the charge of murder.
Alston skilled the Scotchman, Wilson,
near Lithonia, by stabbing him in the,
head with a one-biaded pocket-knife.
Reviere is charged with shooting and
beating to death with an iron burglar’s
jimmy the unknown “crook” at Stone
Alston’s trial will begin before Judge
Richard H. Clark, in Decatur, to-morrow
Reviere’s trial may never take place be
fore the bar of an earthly court, as he is
lying very ill in a close, damp and narrow
cell in the jail, and may possibly never re
cover unless he is moved to more com
On the -1th of July Dan Alston, with a
number of his friends, went to a sociable
given at the house of a Scotchman. Alston
and his friends wore drinking, and one of
them blew out the lights, which brought
on a tight. One of Alston’s friends'struck
a Scotchman over the head with a beer
bottle, and one of the Scotchmen threw
Dan Alston out ot the window. The Alston
parly then started home, but a party of
Scotchmen from the house ran around,
headiDg them off.
"Where’s Venable’s fireman? - ’ asked a
“He’s not here, but this is his engineer,”
replied one of the others, pointing at
The Scotchman then struck Alston, and
he retaliated by stabbing him in the head
with a long, single bladed, heavy-handled
poeket-kuite, such a kaite as the boys
would call a frog sticker.
Tbe blade penetrated the skull of the
Scotchman, whose name was Wilson, and
he died from the effects of the wound.
It would seem, from looking at the
knife, that it would be impossible to stick
it in a man’s head. Solicitor Candler, in
order that no doubt may arise on this
point, had a portion of the Scotchman’s
skull, where the knife penetrated, re
moved, and will tender it in evidence.
The piece of bone is not very large, but
in the centre of it is a slit, into which the
long blade of the knife fits exactly.
Alston is very hopeful as to the outcome
of his case. He was seen in his cell this
morning and talked freely about his trial.
Alston is quite a young man and has a
youthful, downy-looking moustache upon
his lip. He occupies one of the up-stairs
ceils in the jail, where there are besides
himself three negroes. He was smoking a
cigarette this morniDg and said he felt
that he would come out all right. He is
hoarse Irom the effects of a severe cold,
contracted by sleeping in one of the damp
cells on the grounu floor of the prison.
For fear of serious results he employed a
guard to watch him at night, and was then
allowed to sleep up-stairs, where there is
more air and where it is dryer.
There is quite an array of legal talent in
the case, and every bit of evidence for and
against the prisoner will be thoroughly
sifted before the jury.
Alston is represented by Mr. H. C.
Jones, of Decatur, and bv Messrs. Hulsey
& Bateman, Calhoun, IviDg Spalding,
and Cox & Reid, of Atlanta.
Solicitor John S. Candler will be as
sisted in prosecuting tne case by his oldest
brother, Col. M. A. Candler, who, by the
way, is Reviere’s leading counsel, and will
tight against his brother when the case
comes to trial.
When A. D. Reviere was arrested and
lodged in jail last April, he was quite a
youthful looking man, apparently not
more than twenty-five.
Since then he has grown old very rap
idly, and to-day one might fancy him to be
at least forty from the appearance of his
face. He has been aiiing for several
months, and was for a long time in one of
the upper rooms of the prison. Three
weeks ago he asked to be removed down
stairs on account of the noise made by his
His request was complied with, and in
one of the humid little rooms I saw him
this morniDg. He was lying on his back
on a narrow cot. The ceil, which was
whitewashed, is about eight feet long and
four feet wide, while it is not more than
eight feet hign.
JThe only opening to the cell is a narrow
No light or air can get. in anywtere
lamp, the light from which cast a ghastly
gleam upon the glaring whitewashed
walls. Reviere’s arm was thrown back of
his head to shield his eyes from the light.
On the opposite side of the cell from the
lamp was a bucket of water, while from a
number of hooks in the ceiling hung the
sick man’s clothes.
The cell was hot and close even to a well
man, and it seems a mystery how a man
as sick as Reviere can exist in such a
Reviere, when asked how he felt, re
plied in a very weak voice:
“Oh, I fee! weak and sick. I can’t sit up
now, and if I don’t get out of here I don’t
know what will become of me. I can
never get well in this place. I’m sure of
that. I don’t know what is the matter
with me except that I have a slow fever
and am getting weaker every day.
“If I can get up at ali I want to have
my trial so as to get through with it. If I
don’t I’ll die in here.”
A gentleman who has watched the pris
oner closely gives it as his belief that Re
viere is troubled with remorse and noth
ing but a confession of the terrible deed
will relieve him.
The bill of indictment found against Re
viere is a ghastly looking document. It
reads as follows:
“We, the grand jury, find that the said
A. D. Reviere did, on the 2d of April, 1889,
with force and arms, and with a steel
tool, and with a pistol, unlawfully and
with malice aforethought, kill and mur
der a man whose is name to the jurors un
known, but who registered his name on
the hotel register at Stone Mountain as
Charles Thompson, and a photograph cf
whose face is hereunto attached, as de
scription of said killed and murdered
Then in the middle of the indictment is
the ghastly looking photograph, taken
after death, the face cut and*gashed by
the iron tool and the pistol bullet, the
hard lints about the mouth and eyes
deepened, and even more revolting than
they were in life.
For the sake of humanity, if nothing
else, Reviere, even if he is an accused
murderer, should be placed in a more
heathful Diace. If he is not, he will never
be tried on earth for the murder of the
unknown man.—Special Atlanta Journal.
CARLISLE IN MEXICO.
else. Lookirgin from tne doer a picture
fit for an artist is seen.
toe sick man, attired only in his under
lie U a '“. sefcu Jyhig with his head close
up against lhe back wall of the ceil.
J ust above his head was a little kerosene
Ex-Speaker and His Wife
St. Louis, August 19.—A dispatch from
the City of Mexico says: Hon. John G.
Carlisle and wife, accompanied by United
Statts Minister Ryan, left there for Guada-
lojara Saturday night, where they will be
given a reception by Gov. Cosona, of the
state of Jalisco. Saturday afternoon Sec
reiary of Ixterior Romero Rubio gave a
dinner at Taeubava, at which Mr. and
Mrs. Carlisle, Mr. Ryan and President and
Mrs. Diaz were present. The entertain
gient is said to have been the finest ever
given in Mexico. Mrs. Carlisle was vis
ited by Mrs. Diaz during her stay in the
city and «b,y many of the ladies of the
American colony. Mr. Carlisle has re
ceived more attention from Mexican offi
cials since he has heen here than any
American since Grant’s visit.
Centennial of Catholic Hierarchy.
Baltimore, Md., August 19.—Answers
to the invitations to the centennial of the
Catholic hierarchy, to be held in Balti
more, N^yember 10, and succeeding days,
indicate a .very large attendance. Fully
fifty of the bishops of the United States
will be present. Cardinal Tischereau,
archbishoD of Quebec, has sent a very
cordial acceptance, and a large number
of Canadian archbishops and bishops will
doubtless do likewise. An unprecedented
feature of the occasion will be the proba
ble attendance of a delegation from Rome,
headed by a prelate holding high rank in
the propaganda. A delegation of distin
guished laymen from the Pacific slope
have already sent a request that seats be
Attempt at Train Wrecking.
Vincennes, Ind., August 19.—A most
atrocious attempt at train wrecking is re
ported on the New Evansville and Rich
mond railway. In the course of building
through Einora, about four miles out of
Odon, some miscreants had placed a lot of
rails upon the track with the intention of
wrecking the first train that came along,
but several persons of the town of Odon
borrowed a hand car to go to Einora on a
visit, and were going along over the new
railroad at a terrific rate when the car
struck the obstructions, knocking the light
structure into the air and throwing the
passengers in every direction. They were
all more or leas injured. Tne attempted
train wrecking was thus averted.
>lr. Sneison Introduce ?lis Usual Monday
Morning Ke^oiatiou—Tlie State Road
Lease Kill Other Matters in
the Senate and House.
Atlanta, Augast 19.—[Special.]—The
death of Hon. Lewis Amheiin, of Dough
erty, removes from the Georgia legislature
one of its ablest and best members. Upon
his first appearance in the house Mr. Arn-
heirn took high rank, both on the floor
and in committees, and was considered
one of its most influential members. He
married in this ci y some years ago, Miss
Ida Mayer, a daughter of Hon. David
Mayer, one of the moat prominent citizens
of Atlanta, and his wife and two children
survive him. He had been ill for many
months, and his death was not unex
The fuuerai of Representative Arnheim
at 3;3G this afternoon was attended by a
large crowd. Rabbi S. Reisch and Luvi
officiated. The legislative pail-bearers
were Speaker Clay, Harrell, of Webster,
Barnee, Glenn, Simmons, West, Hal! and
Huff. The Masonic and Hebrew orders
with which Arnheim was connected were
well represented. The body wa3 interred
at Oakland cemetery.
Mr. Sneison, of Meriwether, came to the
front again to day with a resolution pro
hibiting the payment of per diem to mem
bers except for active service. Most of
Mr. Saeison’s resolutions are killed, ana
this one met the same fate.
IN THE HOUSE.
When the house convened Mr. Glenn,
of Whitfieid, offered a resolution that be
cause of the death of a distinguisned mem
ber, the Hon. Lewis Arnheim, the house
appoint a committee to confer with the
relatives of tne decased as to the ceremo
nies of interment, and to draft a suitable
memorial to be presented to the house
Also, that the house adjourn at 12 m.
to-day to enable members to attend the
funeral, and that the flag on the e&piroi
be lowered to half mast. The resolution
Mr. Davis, of Elbert, offered a resolution
that debate on the Western and Atlantic
bid and amendments be closed at 11
o’clock to-morrow morning.
Mr Smith, of Gwinnett, wus opposed to
anything like “gag law.”
Tae resolution w T as tabled.
Mr. Sneison, of'Meriwetber, off'erdc, of
course, his usual able bodied Monday
morning resolution. He again asked of
the taxpayers to demand of their repre
sentatives why tney fail to pass the great
original and only genuine Sneison resoiu-
j tion, providing that the pay of members
| of the aouse shaii o ly run during their
| time of actual service.
He made a speech on the subject
which cleared the house of ali memoers
except a diminutive and long suffering
Tne j kers whetted their beaks and
pecked at the gentleman of Meriwether in
a vain attempt to silence him. No go. He
had his say, and the house was obliged to
tabie his resolution in taeir usual Monday
The house, in committee of the whole,
then took up the Western and Atlantic
The ninth and tenth sections were
adopted without amendment.
The eleventh section was also adopted,
with amendment by Mr. Glenn, as fol
“Section 11. Be it further enacted, that
said lessee or lessees shall be required to
pay all taxes and assessments upon the
property of this state in the state of Ten
nessee, and in Georgia upon all property
owned or controlled by them not received
from the state, and such further taxes upon
their income as is now paid by the Central
Railroad and Banking company, and shall
not sub let said road, or any part thereof,
to any other company, corporation or
An amendment to the Glenn amend
ment was offered by Mr. Hand, of Mitch
ell, to add “nor shall any share in said
lease be sold or transferred so as to defeat
or lessen competition or encourage mo
Mr. Felton, of Bartow, opposed this
amendment. He thought it would tack
to the lease aot the worst features of the
The resolution called forth a lively de
bate between Messrs. Glenn and Felton.
Mr. Rankin, Mr. Calvin and Mr. Hum
phreys, of Brooks, also opposed the
On motion the committee of the whole
A report was presented from the com
mittee appointed to confer with the fam
ily of Hon. Lewis Arnheim.
The pall-bearers selected are Messrs.
Clay, Turner, Howell, of Webster, Huff,
West, Hall and Simmons.
The following bills were introduced:
A piobibition law for Wilkes.
By Mr. Reid, of Putnam —“That the tax
payers ot Meriw ther, be requested to ask
Mr. Sneison to explain why ne was absent
on last Friday while a motion to adjourn
till Monday was being discussed.”
By Mr. Matthews, of Houston—To
amend section 4579 of the code.
By Mr. O’Neil, of Fulton—To require
the clerks of the courts in counties having
a city of 10,000 inhabitants, or in which
two or more judges ot the superior court
may preside in bank, to brief the book of
By Mr. Howell, of Fulton—A resolution
that the governor be authorized to draw
his warrant on the treasurer for |5,019 59
in favor of the city of Atlanta in full pay
ment for the stales’ pro rata share of the
cost of permanent improvement of streets,
abutting on property owned by the state.
To abolish the county court of Jefferson
To incorporate the town of Lovett, in
IN THE SENATE.
An important bill was introduced in the
senate by Senator Rice this morning. The
purpose of the bill is to create a state
board of mediation, or arbitration, to take
cognizance of such controversies as may
arise oetween employers and employes,
when the same do not involve suits at
It is proposed that the board shall con
sist of three members, two of which shall
be appointed by the governor. One shaii
be an employer and one a member of some
labor organization. The third member
shall be ordinarily selected by the other
two, but in case they fail to agree upon a
third person within a reasonaDle time, the
governor shall complete the board by ap
pointment. The bill was referred.
Senator Hall introduced a bill to amend
sub-section 6 of section 287 of the code,
touching the immediate recording of dec
larations, pleas, bills in answer in equity
cases, etc. Referred to the committee on
Senator Sharpe offered a bill to incor
porate the Carrollton Street railway.
The bill to establish a county court for
Screven county passed.
Mr. Howell’s bill, diminishing the num
ber of university trustees, and providing
for their appointment by the governor,
At 12:30 o’clock, the following resolu
tion, offered by Senator Strother was car
“Resolved. That the senate do now ad
journ out of respect to the memory of
Hon. Lewis Armheim, of the county of j
Dougherty, now deceased.”
Edison Made an Italian Count.
Paris, August 19.—The special envoy of
King Humbert, of Italy, to-day presented i
Thomas A. Edison, the famous American |
electrician, with the insignia of grand offi-
cer ot the crown of Italy. Mr. EaisoD ]
tuns becomes a count, and his wife a ,
Lynchburg, Va., August 19 —Two ne-!
groes, named T. F. Alien and John Carter,
eseaped from jaii here yesterday evening
by knocking the jail door down One was 1
recaptured, bat tne other is stiil at large.
A BLACK FIEND LYNCHED.
He Makes a Villainous Assault I'pou a
Young White Girl.
Savannah. Ga.. August 19.—Lula Kiss-
man, the • -ven teen-year-old daughter of
i Engineer Kissman, at Newton’s lumber
i mill at Pooler, was tne victim of a desper
ate assault by Walter Asbury, alias Ber
rien, a negro ' mili hand, Saturday after
noon. Ail of Pouter was under arms Sat
urday night, and halt a d^zen posses
armed with shot guc and Winchesters
scoured the wood all night for the perpe
trator of the assault. Sheriff Rocau and
Chief of Police Green were notified and
the sheriff's deputies and the police were
notified to keep a lookout for Asbury.
The negro was captured early Sunday
morning, about a mile from the scene of
the assault. He was taken back to the
girl’s housa and she identified him. His
clothes were covered with blood from the
encounter with tne girl. He confessed
the crime. Tnree hundred masked men
then harried him to an open field, strung
him up to a tree and ridded his oody with
The assault wa? committed at the Kiss-
mac's home on Newton street about a
quarter of a mile from the Pooler depot.
The father of the girl was at work: her
toother was visiting a neigabor. acd the
other members cf the family were away,
leaving the girl alone in toe house. As
bury told a colored man at the depot that
be was going to Kissmaa’s house to collect
some money. A short time after he had
gone tne giri’s cries were heard, and the
man whom Asbury told that- he was going
to Kissmsn’s hurried there and found the
girl struggling with the negro, who
sprang through a back door, ana jumping
a fence started tovvara the woods.
The girl was nearly unconscious. Her
ciotnicg was torn from her body. Her lace
was terribly beaten aud gashed. One eye
was closed* The Suger prims of the ne
gro were on her neck, and her cheeks were
t-orn and bleeding. Her neck was so
wrenched that she was unable to turn her
head. The neighbors were aroused, but j
in attending the ir-jured girl her assailant j
was allowed Lime to escape. Dr. Bleakney
was summoned, and he found the girl in a
dsz-d condition and suffering trom her
wounds, but other than the cuts and
bruises upon her nead and body she was
The struggle must have lasted several
minutes. The fl ior and furniture were
covered with blood and the girl’s hands
were bloody where she fought cer assail
ant. The girl herself in her excited con
dition could give but a vague account of
After leaving the Kissman house Asbury
attacked Mrs. Grayson, about a quarter
of a mile from the scene of the first as
sault, and beat her over the head with the
butt end of a gun which he seized as he
entered the house. Mrs. Grayson escaped
into the street, and Asbury raided the
house aud armed himself with a double
barrel gun and a single barrel gun. He
then went to tne house of Mr. Walls, aud
was about to assault Mrs. Walls, when her
husband entered tee house, and Asbury
escaped into the woods in tne direction of
Asbury is a large black man with a re
pulsive countenance ana ugly manners.
Hi is well known at Pooler, where ho
had oeeu employed some time in Newton’s
mi!!. Before that, he worked at Eden,
ana he was known in Savannah. The
vieim of bis assault is a rather oreposses
j sing and well developed girl. Her father
came to this country with hi3 family from
Germany, and is engineer at Newton’s
miffs, where Asbury also worked. The
family is eminently respectable, and the
asseult earned the greatest excitement.
RACE TROUBLE IN SELMA.
ATLANTA'S NEGRO PAPER
THE INCENDIARY UTIER UNCE5 OF A
Through HI- Paper He At'acks the White
People sail Predict- a Race War,
The White People Aroa-ed.
The Editor Denounced,
PR S-IDENi HARRISON.
He Will Visit Ciuciuuati and Attend a
Deer Park, Md., August 19.—President
Harrison bss somewhat changed the plan
of his trip west, intending to stop in Cin
cinnati before instead of after bis visit to
Indianapolis. Tne sub committee of the
Circinnaii Chamber of Commerce waited
upon the president this afternoon, and he
promised to attend the reception to be
given Wednesday at 12:30 d. m. in the new
Chamber of Commerce building, and to
pay a short call at the Builders’ Exchange.
Prasiaent Harrison will be at t tie Gibson
House in the morning, aud receive callers
from 9 to 11 o’clock. The president will
leave here Tuesday night and arrive in
Cincinnati at 7 o’clock Wednesday morn
ing. and take a special train about 4 p. m.,
on the Big Four, to Indianapolis. Accom
panying the president will be Secretary
Rusk, United States Marshal of the Dis
trict of Columbia Ransdell, and Private
Secretary Halford Tne committee which
waited on the president consisted of Theo.
Cooke, Joseph R. Brown, Q. L. Perin, L.
R. Keck, B. H. Cox and J. M. Balier.
They are highly elated at tne success ot
Deer Park, August 19.—The president
spent the morning considering pest office
appointments and examining the papers
in the case of Linden I. Clark, sentenced to
five years in the Virginia penitentiary for
making false entries on the books of the
first national bank of Richmond. In view
of several extenuating circumstances, the
president decided to commute tne sentence
to three years’ confinement.
The sub-committee from the Cincinnati
chamber of commerce called with a warm
invitation to the president to visit the
Queen City. The president accepted the
invitation, and will leave here at 9 to-mor
row night,arriving at Cincinnati at seven a.
m, and leaving at four o’clock. He will
hold a reception in the exchange, aud
expressed a desire that the exchange
could be open to all citizens. This will be
done. Several invitations to visit several
Cineinrati entertainments were declined
for lack of time.
In the afternoon, the president and
General Miller, and Private Secretary Hal
ford drove over to Oakland in a tea cart,
and in the evening, the president and Mrs.
Harrison took tea at the house of ex Sena
Birmingham;. Ala., August 19.—Ao arti
cie in an independent paper at Soima,
Ala., edited by a colored preacher named
Bryant, has created a stir iu Alabama. In
,?n editorial in the last issue he abased the
whites for various injustices against the
colored race and concluded as foliows:
“Were you (the whites) to leave this
southland, in twenty years it would be
one of the grandest sections of the globe.
We would show you m-^ssbaek crackers
how to run a country. You would never
see convicts half starved, or deserving,
honest working men hunting a living. It
is only a matter of time when throughout
the whole state, affairs wiii be changed,
and I hope to your sorrow we were never
destined to always be servants, but to be
ali like other races. We must have our
day. You now have yours. You have
had your revolutionary and civil wars, and
we here predict, that at no very distant
day we wiii have our race war, and we
hope, as God intends, that we will be
strong enough to wipe you out of ex
istence, and hardly leave enough of you
to tell the story. It is bound to come, and
just such hot-headed cranks as the editors
of your democratic journals, are just the
right set to hasten it. It is fate.”
The white people in Selma are taking
steps to prevent R;v. Mr. Bryant, who is
now absent from the city, from ever
The executive committee of the white
republicans’ protective tariff league, with
headquarters at Birmingham, met here to
day and passed a resolution denouncing
the editorial as incendiary and dangerous,
and tendering their moral, and if neces
sary, their physical aid to stop such utter
Selma, Ala., August 19.—There is nf>
race trouble here beyond the publication
of an incendiary article iu the negro paper.
This publication is only one of a series of
articles which have been published. Much
indignation has been excited among citi
zens,aud a meeting was held to-day to take
measures to prosecute the offenders. The
city is quiet to-night.
Surgeon Forter’s Transfer.
| Washington, August 19.—An effort is
j making on the oart of some of the people
i in Florida to secure a revocation of the
I army order detailing Surgeon Porter to
proceed from Jacksonville, Florida, to
Jackson barracks, La., “if his health
would permit.” Dr. Porter, on account
of ill health, is not held to active erviee
ana is now awaiting retirement, the exam
ining board having found him incapaci
tated by reason of heart trouble. He is
state health officer of Florida, and the
people there have great confidence in his
ability to deai with any threatened epi
demic of yellow fever. They are especially
desirous tnat he should not be removed at
this time, as he has had eutire charge of
the precautionary measures taken to pre
vent the re appearance of yellow fever
Mr. Goodrich, who was one of the re
publican candidates tor congress from
Florida in the last election, came on here
to present the matter to the department,
and it is said has obtained assurances from
Secretary Proctor that Surgeon Porter will
not be disturbed. It has been suggested
that Surgeon Hernburg, who is now in
Cuba, might be detailed to proceed to
Louisiana in place of Dr. Porter.
The Situation at Jubustowu.
Johnstown, Pa., August 19. —It is now
stated upon good autnority that about all
the money has beeu speDt that had been
guaranteed to Governor Beaver for the
prosecution of state work here. Such
being the case, it is said that in a few days
the state force will be withdrawn, and
Johnstown will then be left to shift for
itself. The people are very much alarmed
about the matter, as it is evident if the
working men are withdrawn now, that
very serious consequences may ensue.
Two more dead bodies were taken out
of cellars to day. Neither of them were
recognized. The police officials have been
scouring the country for the past four
weeks, notifying the people who carried
off things from the debris to return them.
As a consequence, many valuables are
being returned to the owners.
The Atlanta Newspaper Union Refuses to
Atlanta, August 19.—[Special.]—The
Weekly Defiauce, Atlanta’s negro paper,
! was not issued Saturday. The Defiance is
printed by tbs Atlanta Newsoaper L'nion.
During the recent post office muss the
paper has been very bitter in its denun
ciation of the democrats and white people
in general. Last week the copy which
was sent to the newspaper union by the
editor of the paper contained some very
incendiary paragraphs. The character of
the writing referred to was so bad that
the managers of the company informed
\V. II. Burnett, the owner of the Defianec,
that they could not print them. This
made Barnett mad, and he failed to come
up with the money for the printing of his
paper. Without the money the newspa
per union do nothing, and so the Defiance
aid not not appear Saturday. It may not
appear aDy more at ail.
j Kts Utt OF A FEARFUL C TNFLI8T4-
TION IN NEW YORK.
j A Large Teuement Catches Fire aud Nine
! of the Sixty Tnm »tes Perish—Womep
and Children Burned and
Siuoth-red, Etc., Etc.
Review of Speculation in the Grain and
Chicago, August 19.—The wheat
market was dull and narrow today. Up
to within an hour of the close fluctuations
in December, which is the favorite month
with traders, were ail inside a jc range,
with the bulk of business within the limits
of le, or from 77ic to 78c. Business in the
pit was so light that the market was with
out feature, the prevailing sentiment of
the crowd being in favor of lower prices.
December closed at 73c bid, the same as
Saturday. O.her deliveries were a shade
A moderate business was transacted in
corn and the feeling developed was weak
er, the bulk of trading being at lower
prices. Tne market opened s to jc under
Saturday’s closing prices, was steady for a
time, but soon ruled easier, and prices de
clined Jc, ruled firmer, closing i to^c lower
Oats were slow ana easier. Prices de
clined |c, and the market closed easy.
Mess pork was fairly active. At the
opening the market was comparatively
steady, but a weaker feeling was devel
oped later, and prices receded 17£ to 20c.
Prices rallied slightly, but the market
Lard was weak. Prices rece ed 5 to 7ic,
with a fair business reported at declining
Short ribs attracted considerable atten
tion. The feeling was weak and prices
declined 7J to 10c, and the market closed
quiet at the reduction.
New York, August 19.—Futures ad
vanced five to eleven points ana closed one
to eight points higher for the day for
August to November inclusive, and par
tially one point lower for later options. A
sharp advance in Liverpool, together with
a surprisingly large export business here
of late, as well as a rise on spot here,
small receipts and a firm market at the
south (Galveston |c higher) caused con
siderable covering here, and at the ad
vance selling was largely by bulls taking
profits. Oa the late advance Wail street
sold heavily. Greeks and Germans bought.
Cotton on spot was firm; middling up
lands 11 7 16, gulfs 1111-16.
Brierfield Coal aud truu Company.
Montgomery, Aia., August 19.—The
Brierfield Coal and Iron Company was sold
to-day under an order of the United
States circuit court for |600,000. Thomas
F. Larube and Thomas F. Peters, trustees,
wore the purchasers for the bond holders.
The pianr is situated in Bibo county and
consists of a furnace, nailery, and 32,000
acres of coal and iron land. Several cred
itors gave notice of an appeal from the
decree of the court.
Struck by Lightning.
Savannah, Ga., August 17.—Dr. J. H.
Whita, United States surgeon at Tupelo,
arrived in the city to-day on his way to his
home at Milledgeville. The doctor was
struck by lightning on Blackbeard island
Thursday afternoon, and is in a critical
condition. He was sitting in bis residence
when the lightning struck the house, en
tering the room he was in, and, in passing
across the room, struck his left leg. The
trousers were ripped, his leg was terribly
burned and his shoe was torn to pieces.
He was knocked unconscious. A friend,
Mr. Goetchina, of Columbus, was in the
same room, but escaped with a iight
Saratoga, Augast 19. — First race—
Five furlongs; Objection woo, Lady Pulai-
fer second, Lucan third. Time 1:04£.
Second race—Five furlongs; Deer Lodge
and Boccacio finished head and head.
Third race—Mile and a sixteenth; Brown
Princess wan, Dake of Highlands second,
King Crab third. Time 1:481-
Fourth race—Four furiongs; Rainbow
won, Major Tom second, Nannie P third.
Fifth race—Six furlongs; Ben Harrison
won, Gypsy Queen second, Bonita third.
Sixte race—One milt; Fonsie won, Mirth
second, Redlight third. Time 1:431.
Washington,August 19.—Indications for
Georgia: Fair, stationary temperature,
For Alabama: Fair, except light local
showers on the coast, stationary temper
ature, easterly winds.
Rescinds tlie Rule.
Washington, August 19.—Assistant Sec
retary Bussey, in a pension decision
brought before him on a motion for recon
sideration, rescinds rule 135, made by Com
missioner Black, and overrules the opinion
of Ex-Assistant Attorney Hawkins in the
same case, Ithat “dishonorable discharge
from service operated as a bar to a pen
sion.” The assistant secretary holds that
for the department to impose upon a
soldier forfeiture to the right to even claim
a pension because of dishonorable dis
charge, which may have been inflicted by
a courtmartial for an offense of which the
court had jurisdiction, would be equiva
lent to pumshiflg a soldier twice for the
Cousnl Conroy Dead.
Washington, August 19 —The depart
ment of state to-day rec ived a cablegram
from the United States vice consul at
Porto Rico announcing the death last night
of Consul Edward Conroy, one of the
oldest members of the consular service,
having been appointed in April, 1869. He
was fully eighty years of age.
Failure at Richmond.
Richmond, Va., August 19.—Richard
Frey, proprietor of the Richmond wagon
works, made an assignment to day. Lia
bilities >6000; assets not stated.
I AN caster , Pa., August 19.—The Penn
sylvania Iron Company, of this city, re
sumed work tbi3 morniDg, after eight-
teen weeks of idienesa. Employment is
given to 250 men.
Hon. Randolph Tucker 111.
Lexington, Va., August 19.—Hon. John
Randolph Tucker, ex-member of congress,
is repoited to be very ill to-nigbt, aud his
family fear a serious change.
A CRUE<OME WEDDING.
A Couple United at the Tomb of Theatre
Philadelphia, August 16 — Mr. and
Mrs. H. Burbank arrived he/a yesterday
on the way from New York to Nebraska.
They had a strange story to tell. At the
Brooklyn theatre five years ago the father
and sriter of young Burbank were lost, as
were the mother aud sister of Sadie King,
who then lived iu Stase street, Brooklyn.
Mr. Burbank wrote from the west for in
formation about his folks and was answer
ed by Miss King, who wrote occasionally
for her uncle, an undertaker. Young Bur
bank read the letter and a correspondence
has been kept up ever since. Last Oct ber
he proposed marriage. She replied in a
satisfactory manner, bat suggested as the
Brookly nflre had been the means of their
meeting that they should carry out the
marriage ceremony in Greenwood ceme
tery, near the monument that was erected
by the city of Brooklyn for the unknown
dead who perished in the terrible disaster.
Oa Wednesday Mr. Burbank, accompa
nied by Col. Montgomery Green, of St.
Louis, an old friend of his father, Forester
Bishop, of Cincinnati, aud his sister, ar
rived in Brooklyn and met Miss King for
the first time at her house on DeKalb
avenue. Tney drove to the cemetery
with a minister and 3tood before the tail
shaft. There were eight in the party, and
the group was quickly made.
Aware of the solemnity efthe spot the
bride said: “Harry, my mother and sister
are under that stone. We never fouud
He took her hand and answered: “And
so are mine.”
Colonel King, who was an officer in the
army during the late civil war, said: “Yes,
and they are in one of the most beautiful
spots this world can find for the dead.
Sadie, you have selected this spot to be
married. Are you ready?”
The minister then arranged them in iin9
facing the monument, aud the ceremony
proceeded. After being made man and
wife they walked up the glassy incline to
the shaft. The bride and groom knelt
while the clergyman offered a short but
effecting prayer. Then all returned to the
city, the bride aud groom going to the
house of an aunt, Mrs. C. Barnutn, at
Yonkers, where they remained until yes
terday, whan they left for their home in
MISTAKEN FOR A DEER,
Clarence Fell, of New, Shot Dead iu the
Rome. N. Y., August 16.—Clarence Bell,
a young New Yorker, was accidentally
shot and killed yesterday morniDg in the
north woods, near Morse river, by Ellis
Roberts, of Utica, who mistook him for a
Boll and two companions, Cox and
Hu.sted, were camped near the river with
their guide, Win. Pell, an old woodsman.
At 5 o’clock in the morning, when the
mist was just risiDg from the woods, and
the sun was just beginning to creep
up they made their way towards the deer
lick. By a fatal coincidence Roberts
aud a companion named Sherman, who
had their camp about half a mile above
Lake Pansalla, had chosen the same lick.
Tney arrived there about ten minutes in
advance of the other party, and with
rifles ready quietly waited for the coming
of the game. In the woody shadows the
light was indistinct, and objects were not
clearly ducernaffle at a great distance.
It was Robert’s first experience of the
kind, and perhaps he was a little excited
and eager to secure the first shot. He did
not have to wait long. Suddenly, in the
opposite direction, was heard the cau
tious breaking of twigs and the
unmistakable moving of shrubbery.
Then the sounds ceased. The two hunters
were ready with their weapons, with
their attention centered in the direction
from which the sound came. A move
ment on their own part had evidently
warned the game. Tne sounds began
again, and the young men were on the
S ui vive. Suddenly, about tea rods away,
oberts saw a tan colored object, evi
dently the back of an animal. Quickly as
his excitement would permit, his rifle was
brought up to his shoulder. He took a
quick sight and fired. The object
With a shout of exultation Robert
rushed forward, followed Sherman and
their guide Spinper. The intervening
distance wae quickly covered, and instead
of a dear laid low by a bullet, they saw
Pell lying in the arms of his guide, the
blood gushing from a wound in his right
side. He wore a tan colored coat. When
Robert realized what he had done he was
overcome with grief. Pell made a cry
when he was struck, out never spoke
afterwards. He died iu a short time.
It was a sad party that returned to the
little camp. The two young men were
good friends. Owing to the distance from
any telegraph or telephone station, the
news had to be carried miles through the
wild country by PeL’s companion. Coro
ner R. W. Werner, ot Ilion, was summoned
and held an inquest on the body at Star
ter’s hotel, White Lake Corners, at 4
o’clock this afternoon. The jury, late to
night, brought iu a vtrdiol of accidental
shooting, and exonerated Roberts. The
body arrived at Boonville to-night and was
prepared by Undertaker Chauncey for
shipment to New York.
Both of the principals in this sad acci
dent are young men. Pell was twenty-one
years old in September last. His father is
connected with the firm of A. G. Spalding
& Co., sporting goods manufacturers. Rob
erts is only seventeen years old. He is the
son of George Roberts, of the Utica Herald,
and a grand nephew of Ellis H. Roberts,
assistant United States treasurer at Nbw
j New York, August 19— EirJy this
morning fire broke out in the kitchen of
j ft restaurant on the store fl x>r of a big flve
; story tenement at 305 Seventh avenue.
; Nine of the sixty odd occupants of the
j hcuDe iost their lives, and it is a great
i wonder that many more did not perish.
Tne dead are: William Glennon, aged
sixty years, burned to death.
Nellie AtcGeaghan, aged twenty years,
Mary Wells, thirty-one years, smoth
Jane Wells, four years, smothered.
Thomas Wells, two years, smothered.
Bertha Lustig, aged forty, burned to
Wm. Makes, forty-seven years of age,
burned to death.
James Jeffrey, aged sixtv-five, smoth
An unknown woman, aged forty five
The list of injured is William Glennon,
eighteen years of age, badly burned.
John Glennon badly burned and injured.
The building was oceupied by thirteen
families, who have been made tempora
rily homeless by the lire. The flames did
not do much damage in the various apart
ments, but burned out their strength in
I the hallways. The pecuniary loss will not
! amount to more than $10,000.
[ The fire originated in the rear of John
Suyder’s restaurant at an hour when all
the people in the house were 3ie»ping
soundly. Just how the fire started is as
yet a mystery, but. as the restaurant’s
cook is missing, It is fair to presume that
the accident occurred while he wa3 mak
ing a fire in the big lange. The awful
speed with which the flames swept up
through the building suggests the use of
kerosene by the cok. The door leading
from the kitchen to the hallway was fuund
open, and a great volume of fire
rolled out into the passage and
swept up the stairways so rapidly
that the families living on tho first "floor
must inevitably have perished without
even so much as a warning. But it so
happened that the rooms directly over the
restaurant were unoccupied, on account of
the heat which seemed to sift through
the flooring from the range underneath.
Less than half a block a way, on the c >r-
ner of Twenty-eighth street and the ave
nue stood Policemen Warner and McCal-
logh, of the Thirtieth street station. They
received warning from a cry of pain
which came from the building and look
ing in the direction whence it came, saw a
wall of fire beating against the front win
dows of the restaurant. By the time that
they realized what the trouble was, a
forked tongue of the flames shot out from
the roof and lighted up the neighborhood.
With their clubs the t wo officers beat in
the front door, but a spiteful biaza shot
out and drove them back. They tried the
next door and in that way found an en
There were signs of life in the building,
and the officers hurried from one room to
another, rapping on the doors with their
clubs, and calling to the inmates to fly
for their lives. Murmurings at first were
heard, then the buzz of many voices,
which finally changed into a wail of terror
and agony from the women and children,
struggling for their lives in the death trap.
The fire escapes leading from the burning
building to the, a3 yet, untouched tene
ment next doer, were speedily filled up
with half naked people.
In the meantime, alarms had been sent
out, and the fire department were soon at
work on the flames, and assisting the
The flames were extinguished easily
enough by the firemen, and all the people
on the fire escapes were safely landed.
Not one person escaped down the stair
way, and the names of a few who tried it
are found in the list of tho dead, as given
As soon as possible search for the dead
began. The first body found was that of
old William Glennon. The remains were
discovered by the side of his bed in his
room on the second floor. He had risen to
fly with his sons, but his old legs were not
strong enough, and he perished. The
boys were taken to the hospital. They
were burned on the feet, caused by walk
ing on the hot iron bars by the fire escape.
In the rooms of the Wells family was a
sight which cannot easily be forgotten.
In the middle of the floor knelt the moth
er, Mary W9lls, and in her dead embraca
were her children, Jane and Thomas.
They had been smothered, and not a burn
or blister defaced the palor of their coun
The nine dead bodies were placed in
ambulances and taken to the Thirtieth
street station. Coroner Hanly gave friends
permits for the removal of the dead.
Snyder, keeper of the restaurant ia
which the fire broke oat, was arrested oa
suspicion of being responsible for its ori
gin. A policy of insurance for $1000 oa his
stock was found in his possession, and an
employe states he found fat scattered over
the floor of the restaurant.
THE SULLIVAN COMBINATION.
At Philadelphia—Philadelphia 14, Wash
ington 1. Base hits—Philadelphia 16,
Washington 3. Errors—Philadelphia 3,
Washington 5. Batteries—Casey and
Schriver, Ferson and Daly.
At Boston—Boston 4, New York 4. Base
hits—Boston 5, New York 9. Errors—Bos
ton 3, New York 5. Batteries—Clarkson
and Bennett, Crane and Ewing.
Called on account of darkness.
At Cincinnati—Cincinnati 3, Columbus 4.
Base hits—Cincinnati 10, Coiambus 5.
Errors—Cincinnati 2, Columbus 2. Batter
ies—Smith and Keenan, Gastright and
At Louisville—Louisville 9, Brooklyn 8.
Base hits—Louisville 15, Brooklyn 17. Er
rors—Louisville 3, Brooklyn 2. Batteries—
Lovett and Carathers, Beynolds, Ehret
At—Indianapolis—Indianapolis 3, Chica
go 10. Base hits—Indianapolis 13, Chicago
14. Errors—Indianapolis 3, Chicago 1.
Batteries—Boyle and Buckley, Gumbert
At Cleveland—Cleveland 3, Pittsburg 4.
Base hits—Cleveland 3, Pittsburg 9. Errors
—Cleveland 1, Pittsburg 1. Batteries—
Bakeiey and Zimmer, Morris and Ca-
Chicago Breweries ®old.
New York, August 19.—An evening
paper says: “It is learned that negotia
tions have just been completed by which
the entire breweries of Chicago have been
sold to a syndicate ot English capitalists.
The negotiation was conducted by Mr.
Heiser, who has been heretofore more
prominent in Masonic circles than in busi
ness affairs. It involves millions of dol
lars, and has been kept a secret and is
only known in Chicago to the parties
Clune Says Kilrain and Sullivan (Vill Form
Pittsburg, August 19.—John Sullivan
and party passed through Pittsburg on the
limited express this morningea route east.
Sullivan was sleeping and Matthew Ciuna
would not allow him to be disturbed.
Clune said it was true they were going to
form a combination, and that Kilrain will
probably be in the company.
[After Sullivan had been sentenced Sat
urday nignt at Purvis, Miss., to imprison
ment for one year, his cou..sel appealed the
case to the supreme court, and Sullivan
was put under a bond of 51000 for his ap
pearance next February.—Ed ]
New York, August 19.—John L. Sulli
van arrived at 8 o’clock to night, accom
panied only by Matthew Clune, proprietor
of the Vanderbilt hotel. He was met by
his backers and the Port Chester band. At
the Vanderbilt hotel a crowd awaited him,
eager to shake hands, but he cleared the
sidewalk in a jump and ran up the stairs.
Being interviewed, he said:
“Boys, I am very tired, but I never felt
in beiter condition ia my life. I nad an
ovation at every station on my route from
the south, and at Cincinnati, Pittsburg and
Philadelphia, an immense crowd greeted
me, and others tilled the car aud insisted
on snaking hands with me.”
“What is your opinion of the vurdict,
“Judge Terrell, in charging the jury.”
said Sul ivan, with a show of bitterness,
“brought out every point it was possible
to u-e against me, and the moment the
charge was delivered I knew there could
be no other verdict. Almost without ex
ception the people sought to favor me.
I was constantly in receipt of encouraging
letters from men in the highest social and
business circles, who understood that I
had no intention of violating the laws of
the state of Mississippi. I hope that when
my case is tried by the supreme court the
decision of the lower court will be
reversed, as I dread imprisonment and
would never have fought in the state had
I known that I rendered myself liable to a
term of imprisonment. I hope to be able
to leave the city to-morrow evening for
Boston. I am in receipt of a telegram
from my people there stating that my
mother is very sick and urging me to
Jackson, Miss., August 19.—Governor
Lowry has received a telegram from
Agent Childs that Kilrain’s lawyer has ad
vised him not to fight being extradited,
and that he would come with his prisoner
to-day or to-morrow.
Cotton Worms in Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark., August 19.—Great
excitement exists among cotton farmers of
five or more counties in this state over the
appearance within the last few days of
cotton worm . They hive appeared in
the bottom lands of Pulaski, Jefferson,
Clark, and two other counties. As far as
heard from, Paris green is being freely