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QUEER STREET MUSICIANS
HOW A RED HEADED WHISTLING
GIRL WON A HUSBAND.
The Blind Singer and His One-Armed
Rival- Dr. McGlynn to Become a Poli
tician -No Jubilee Enthusiasm in
New York, June 25.—The traveling
troubadours of ancient times would, if alive
to-da>. l>e moved with envy to discover how
the modern street musician in New York
makes money. There are in the metropolis
more than 0,000 pei-sons who make a living
or letter by providing street music. The
little brass hands that raise the gorge of
their victims with atrocious music, and the
organ grinders form a majority of this mul
titude who live by making noise. There is
the difference between the German bands
and the Italian organist, that while the
former play in front of Gorman saloons, the
Italians never have to grind their organs in
the Italian district of New York. The most
eccentric music maker in New York is an
elderly man, apparently a half wit, who
plays a hurdygurdy on certain streets in
habited by well-to-do people. Every Satur
day afternoon at 5 o’clock this man has for
twenty years apiwared on West Twelfth
street' and contiguous thoroughfares. He
carries an atrocious old hurdy-gurdy slung
over his shoulders and grinds it with malice
aforethought, while he waltzes aliout the
sidewalk to the rythm of his racket. He
springs hither and yon, throws.one leg over
a hydrant, hops out into the middle of the
street, and jumps up and down, accompany
ing his hurdy-gurdy all the while wit h a pe
culiar whistle. His actions enlist the en
thusiasm of his auditors, and he makes
enough money in his Saturday after
noon pilgrimages to pay his way the rest of
An old woman sits every evening on Fifth
avenue near Tenth street, and grinds a
wheezy organette. It emits old, time-worn
tunes, that would naturally repel the listen
er, but the aged woman makes enough at
her post to support a large family. A little
poodle sits on its haunches at her feet hour
after hour, holding in its mouth a little bas
ket, into which the contributor drops his
money. She looks to the stranger the pict
ure of dejection, but she and her dog make
the comfortable income of 8;i day.
The most notable noise maker in New
York is an old, gaunt man who appears
every pleasant evening on Fourteenth street.
His instrument has no counterpart in
America. It is an old, battered, spinet,
which has been played upon so much that it
gives out only a distractful noise with
out the slightest suggestion of melody. Its
very atrocity is a source of profit to the old
man, for persons who would not stop to
listen to a hand organ or a street hand are
attracted by the terrible tumult of this old
instrument and the anaint appearance of its
old operator. He has been playing the old
music machine at one point on Fourteenth
ttreet for twenty years, and he is worth
touch more than many well-dressed persons
who stop to drop coin in the old tin basin
that he keeps on his spinet.
The most prosperous street musicians of
New York are a band of six eolorod min
strel singers. They appear every afternoon
n certain residence streets of the west side,
*nd give a complete minstrel show with
Jongs, clog dances and ancient jokes. Every
summer evening after the dinner hour, the
thousands of New Yorkers who live in flats
and boarding houses, cluster on the front
steps of the houses, and any one who can
furnish them real diversion is welcome. It
is at this hour that the strolling musicians
make their money.
The liest anil most widely known street
musician in New York is a Frenchman.
His history has a pathetic interest. Years
ago he was the principal tenor in the finest
opera troupe that then delighted Paris. He
married, and all the world went well with
him. Suddenly his eyesight began to fail,
when he went to an oculist he learned the
terribe truth that he was doomed to perpet
When he was no longer ahle to read the
notes of music, he lost his position in the
opera troupe. With his wife, whom he had
married in the days of his prosperity, he
fame to America. Starvation stared him in
the face and he curbed his pride to the ex
tent of going out on the street at, singing.
He has a powerful voice and sings the Mar
seillaise in such a stirring manner that the
most careless pedestrian cannot help stop
ping to listen to him, and every Frenchman
throws up his hat and goes wiln with enthu
siasm. His wife, playing a harmonica ac
companies him, and the blind French
man makes an average income of per
No song for outdoor music surpasses the
“Marseillaise.” The blind Frenchman
above alluded to, who sings it so well, has a
rival in the parson of an Italian woman
with one arm who invades certain streets on
the west side, and sings the national French
air in a high shrill key. She makes an aver
age income of $2 a day and she is more in
debted to her missing arm than to her pleas
ant voice for it,
Some years ago a girl with red hair and a
winsome face caused quite a sensation by
whistling on the streets of New York. A
theatrical manager heard her and induced
her to go on the stage. She went West and
made a wide reputation whistling at church
concerts. A rich .young man, charmed with
her whistling and her face, married her
and she is now a lady of fashion and
The love of New Yorkers for street music
Is illustrated by the case of the colored man
who has for several seasons been whistling
all over the country with one at the t heat
rteal troupes. He was formerly a laborer
In a livery stable. He fell sick and destitu
tion overtook him. When he was able to
hobbl<> down the street for the fli-st time
after his recovery, he relieved his feelings
by whistling a mournful tune taught him by
his grandmother, who claimed to have learn
ed it from her kinsneople who sang it on the
ship that brought them into slavery him
Africa. A theatre manager happened to
bear the African's sad but tteautiful
music and approached him with the
“Do you want 1 1 earn some money
“Deed I do, boss,” said the colored man.
“I’ve been sick an’ we ain’t got a mouthful
to eat in the house.”
‘•I’ll give you fftO a week to coco with
mo and whistle on the stage,” said the mana
ger. The offer was a Giml send to the Afri
can. He went on the stage whistling dur
ing the theatrical ijieason, and in the
picnic seasons of the summer ho makes
1.10 or more a day whistling for jileasures
A curious experiment indulged in by
P<>ung men aliout town who have a feeling
ftf resentment toward street bands is to get
pieces of lemons, stand before the musicians
lust,as they prepare to play and begin to suck
the sour fruit. It is said that no musician
ran shape his lips to blow bis born when
looking at a tnan eating lentous and much
money is usually wagered on the result of
the experiment. Amos J. Clm minus.
No one who knows the man wonders of
the continued interest manifested in the
?ase of Dr. McGlynn. He is destined to oc
cupy even a larger place in public lifo than
he does now, for his talen ts are of an ex
traordinary order and his earnestness and
ton* prodigious, George is for George,
McGlynn is for George and the multitude; ns
Vet he is not for McGlynn. Despite tile acri
mony of politics, he holds the respeot of all
men, I “‘cause his sincerity is unquestioned
•Jid his purpose high. For years he has fret
ted under the rod of the church and his ex
rommunication will insure a certain support,
trom the Protestant voters. I have it on
the best authority that, he will l“>gin a poll-
Ucal career in the full, amt with his elo
w’n 110 !'’ ij l ' ulu f a ' u l force of character he
, WM> ld a vast influence among the con
norT^f*a“ n 01 I’ Qm l K, "“ business men, i g .
nol< ?' politicians arid
, Albany. McGlynn
A hud and shoulders above the other
lenders of workingmen in intelligence and
learning, mid he will show for the first
time the results that > - an lie gained from
tho vast labor vote and support in New York
It is the labor element that makes politics
quiescent just now. Many a “statesman”
as he stands perplexed and baffled by the
curious developments of the times gazes
longingly after the departing steamer of
the artful Blaine, of the State of Maine,
who leaves the turmoil and muddle behind
him and plunges amiably into the turgid
revelry of the Queen’s jubilee. Shrewd
Mr. Blaine. The cable disjiatohes are alive
with him, even to the exclusion of Victoria
I recall no more thoroughly absurd and
pitiful failures of Into than the celebra
tions in New York of this same jubilee. It
looks like a boom for Ingalls. The talk
about “cousinly love,” “our common
mother," and so on is all apparently with*>ut
any real foundation in the affections, either
of native New Yorkers or Englishmen, who
have settled there. The love of tho Queen
is not general, for all efforts to arrange a cele
bration on a popular basis fell through. One
of the big choral societies advertised for 350
English born citizens to sing on Jubilee Day.
Sixteen applications were received The
great hullabaloo about the danger of all
New York turning toward Anglomania is
Wing rapidly refuted. Out of 500 women
presented to tho Qneon at the last drawing
room only nine were Americans, and Ameri
can men have been blackballed wherever
their names have been presented at
Tendon clubs for years. English,
men abused and insulted the
hospitality of New Yorkers for many
years, but the adulation was poured out on
them steadily until a year or so ago. The
Duke of .Sutherland capped the climax by
swaggering into Mi's. Bigelow’s house on the
occasion of her daughter’s marriage, dressed
in a dirty shooting suit nnd accompanied by
a brazen and insolent woman who belonged
to the outcast class of society. This was just
after the exhibition of greed and imperti
nence on the part of the Hurlingham polo
team at Newport, and the effect was not
lost. A titled Englishman was blackballed
that week at the Knickerbocker Club and
the reaction set in. Blakely Hall.
WHAT WAS IT?
The Adventure of a Party of Gentle
men on Appalachee River.
From the Greensboro (Gad Herald.
Several gentlemen from Greonesboro and
the county were Ashing on the Appalachee
one night this week, when they met with
an adventure which made them think
of ghosts, and will ever remain a mystery.
They wore stretched around the camp
fire after supper, when Mr. O’Neal said:
“Boys, look at that dog's eyes.” Tho rest
looked in the direction indicated, and saw
two big eyes gleaming out of the darkness.
“That’s a mad dog, and I’m going to shoot
him,” said George Culver, excitedly. Mr.
Vunce Hall suggested that it might be a dog
belonging to the neighborhood, and it
would not lie right to kill it; he therefore
fired over the creature in order to frighten
it off. But a strange thing happened—
tho creature (if such it was) did not move.
“I knew it was a mad dog,” exclaimed
Mr. Culver, “don’t you see he doesn’t move!
And look! he is coining to us! Here! give
me a gun, quick!”
How that party of brave men scattered.
Vince Hall crawled up into a wagon, hold
ing the one light—a lantern—high over his
head; Harrison O’Neal climbed n tree 40
fret high; Frank Hall mounted one of the
horses, while two boys in the party slid up
saplings quicker than squirrels. ' George
Culver he'd the fort, breech-loader cocked
Bang! went Culver's gun, and that gentle
man raised a shout of victory—“l’ve got
him; I’ll bet he never kicks again—that was
a dead shot!”
Everybody felt relieved, each man came
down from his jierch and all started out to
see what it was. Culver leading the way.
Before they nad reached the sjwit where
tho supimsod mail dog was lying one of tho
boys called out: “Look! there it is, out there
in the pines, don’t you see the eyes!” All
saw' the eyes.
The thing was getting interesting. “What
in the thunder is it!” said O’Neal. They
followed it up, and this time Vince Hall
b ok deliberate aim and tired at it between
the eyes—the same thing. Those two glar
ing eyes still circulated around the camp.
Then began a regular fusilnde. One man
would “shine” the “varmint’s” eyes with
the lantern, while all the rest would empty
load after load at it., from guns warranted
to kill a buck eighty yards. Still that
“varmint" circulated round the camp un
harmed—at times retreating out of sight in
the pines, then returning—always showing
the two fiery eyes.
Fourteen shots were fired from first to
last, nnd not u hair of the “wliat-was-it"
seemed to lie touched. Somebody suggested
ghosts, in a half whisper. “It’s the strang
est thing I ever saw,” said one after another.
After awhile the two gleaming eyes disap
jieared in the darkness, anil the excitement
quieted down; but the boys took turns in
watching —all not daring to sleep at the
Those are all known tobestriet prohibition
ists, and the suggestion of “snake bite," ns
an explanation of the curious experience
would not lie worth considering.
These gentlemen say they don’t believe in
ghosts—Oh, no; they never did —but they
say that “varmint’’ with two eyes shining
like balls of fire, ami, so far ns they could
sec, "without form and void” is just a little
ahead of anything they ever saw.
For want of a name we shall call it a
“what-is-it.” It might have bean Alf High
A Gft-eat Criminal.
From the Arl.-ansaw Traveler.
A man was arrested in Kansas for vio
lently assaulting a stranger. The magis
trate liefore whom the trial was held seemed
to be kind-hearted and disposed to rule
Justly, aud the extreme care which he ox
tiluted in the examination of the case at
once commanded the respect of the prose
“Mr. Jackson,” said the magistrate, ad
dressing the aggressor, “it is greatly to lie
lamented that you so far forgot yourself as
to strike this old mau, and, sir, I feel it to lie
my sworn duty to fine you to the fullest ex
tent of the law.” •
“Judge,” Mr. Jackkon rejoined, “when you
have learned all the facts you cannot, blame
me. lie accused me of dishonesty and ”
“But that gave you no just cause for
striking him with a bludgeon.”
“Ana,” Mr. Jackson confined, “he said
tViat he would not lielieve me on oath ”
“Tliut was serious, it is true, Mr, Jackson,
still it did not warrant such a murderous as
sault. ('ll have to fine you.”
“Wait a minute, Judge. It was not whnt
he said to me t lint, caused mo to strike him.”
“You took up the defense of someone else,
then. Mr. Jackson, that makes it still
“Hoi ’on Judge. After he had abused
me, he turned to u mail who stood near and
said: ‘This town isn’t on such a boom af
ter nil.’ I could not stand that, Four Honor.
1 actually could not and 1 luiulod off and
knocked him down.”
A dark expression settle! upon the Magis
trate's face: and, turning to the old man, he
said: ’Tve got thirty-six lot* in this town,
for sale cheap, for cash, and all of them are
excellent business sites. Now, you, a
stranger whom I have never liurmed, come
along and attempt to depreciate my prop
erty. You, sir, a Nihilist in this great whirl
of improvement, come here and attempt
to assassinate tho monarch of our growth.
W’y, blast your Communistic buttons,
we ought to hang you. Do you mean to say,
sir,” tiie Judge fiercely demanded, “that my
lot* are not worth S3OO apiece! Yes, you
do mean to say it!" he exclaimed without
giving tho old man a chance to reply. “Yes,
anil you mean to do worse than that.
You mean to turn this great commercial
emporium into a graveyard. Hero, con
stable, put those now handcuffs on this
lel low. Boys, come around to-night after
the real estate exchange closes and we’ll at
tend to hiiu.”
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. JUNE 26, 1887-TWELVE PAGES.
Tolliver's Party Make a Fight and Die
Pulling Their Triggers.
Regarding the killing of Craig Tolliver
and his gang, at Morehcad, Ky., already re
ported in the Morning News, the Cincin
nati Enquirer has the following: Craig
Tolliver and three of his gang, Bud Tolli
ver. Jay Tolliver and Harvey Cooper, are
dead, filled with bullets from Winchester
rifles, and their dead bodies lie in a little
room adjoining the barroom in the Powers
House, from which but a week
ago Tolliver drove Powers and took
possession of his property. The work was
accomplished in a manner that appeal's to
give satisfaction to the community, nnd it
was done by citizens of Howan, Morgan and
Fleming counties, who rose, as it were, en
masse to put down the lawlessness which has
made Rowan county a blot ou the map of
in the movement was D. R. Logan, whose
little home is on the outskirts of Morehead,
nnd which he had been obliged to leave fpr
fear of assassination three weeks ago. Ho is
a lawyer by profession, ami a mau of intelli
gence nnd nerve. He was exasperate l beyond
endurance by the oppression of the Tolliver
gang, and when he saw the Ixxlies of his two
little cousins who were recently jailed by
the Tollivers, and beheld the way in which
they had been so foully murdered, he shook
hands with Hiram Pigman, who had him
self suffered at Tolliver’s hands, and swore
to bring the murderers to justice. After
leaving his home and lying out in the brush
for a little while lie received word from Tol
liver that if he did not return at once
he (Tolliver) would sell his cattle
and hire out his wife. Then Logan
formed the resolution which was so
terribly executed to-day. He went to
Frankfort and explained to the Governor
the dreadful state of affairs in Rowan
county, and how the lives and property of
its citizens were at the mercy of a lawless
gang whom the people were afraid to openly
oppose. He told how Craig Tolliver, elected
Police Judge, had defied the law by opening
a saloon, selling liquor without license, and
permitting two others to do likewise. The
Governor replied that he was sorry he could
not help him; he could not send troops to
Rowan; he had sent them twice at a cost to
the State of SIOO,OOO without doing any
other good than protecting a court in the
conduct of trials that were
TRAVESTIES ON JUSTICE.
The Governor advised Mr. Kigan to call
on the Sheriff and County Judge to issue
warrants for the arrest of Craig Tolliver
nnd his murderous crew, and summon
ever}' good citizen in Itowan and adjoining
counties in his aid, and go and recover
his home and fireside. Logan wanted
arms, but the Governor could give him
none. Logan pleaded that the outlaws
were desperate, and that armed as they
were they would resist arrest and kill
many good men before they could be taken.
The Governor said: “Then go and take them
dead or alive, nnd I furthermore authorize
you to spill every drop of whisky in More
head and smash every bottle.” Knowing
that it would be useless to attempt anything
without arms, Logan wont to Cincinnati,
and, as he expresses it, “expended as much
money in Winchester rifles as would have
bought a Rowan county farm.” These were
shipped to his home as hardware. He then
sought the assistance of a band of nervy
men from the counties named, armed. those
who needed arms, and fixed on to-day for
the meeting at Morehead. Last night and
early this morning the men gathered, and
lay out in tho bush around the town. They
were so many that they completely sur
rounded the place. The Sheriff and Deputy
were in Morehead armed with warrants of ar
rest. JThe Tollivers got wind of some move
ments against, them from the fact that the en
gineer and conductor of the early freight
train telegraphed from a point up the road
to their wives in Morehead to leave town.
Craig hastily gathered about him a dozen or
more of his friends, among them the dead
men, James Manning, Boone Day,
Bump Manning, Andy Tolliver, Cal Tolli
ver and a few others.
was brought, on about 0 o’clock in the morn
ing. After the posse, numbering about 200,
had been stationed behind tiers and bushes,
B. D. Logan, leaving his rifle in his hiding
place, went over to the railroad depot to
consult with Hiram Pigman. They ex
changed a word or two and separated, each
going in tho direction of a squad. Just
then a man named Byron appeared in the
clearing going toward Piginen’s men. The
Tollivers seeing him gave chase and began
firing. This brought the fight on before
the attacking party were quite ready.
Tho intention hail boon for the
Sheriff to first demand the surrender
of Tolliver. When Tolliver and his crowd
opened fire, however, parleying was out of
the uuestion. Pretty soon bullets from
Winchester rifles answered Mr. Tolliver,
and he began to retreat, mid as he did so
firing began in a different direction, and
puffs of smoke were seen to issue from the
bushes near the old school house, where Bud
Madden, of tho Sheriff’s posse and his com
pany. were located. The Tolliver crowd
paused to reply, to this fusilade, when Hirmn
Pigman advanced and took possession
of the depot, from which point he
riddled the Powers House and drove
out those who remained in charge there.
Then the posse began to close in from differ
ent directions anil the Tollivers were in full
retreat, bullets whistling übout their oars.
Nearing tho street leading to the Central
Hotel, Bud Tolliver received a shot in tho
leg and he fell. Cal Tolliver, his brother, a
lad of 10, stopjied, nnd aimffig his rifle, fired,
inflicting a probably fatal wound on Bud
Madden. At the same instant Cal was hit in
the side. All hands were now making for
the Central Hotel, kept by the Manning
Brothers. Tolliver’s friends and Craig and
his cousin, Jay, escaped between two
frame houses and gained the hotel. Jay de
layed for a moment in the hfiek room of one
of the buildings, hut the shower of bullets
that poured into it made him leave pres
ently. The Sheriff's posse were surround
ing the hotel where Craig Tolliver. Cal
Tolliver, Cayt Tolliver, Jay Tolliver, Hiram
Cooper, Andy Tolliver, Boone Day, James
Manning and Bump Manning wore secreted.
Mrs. Manning was summoned and told to
inform Craig and his men to come out nnd
surrender and nothing would be done with
them. They brought back the answer that
they would not eoihe out at all. At this the
WORD WAS PASSED TO BURN THE BUILDING.
Before this was done Craig and the others
left the house from the rear, pulling off
their hats as they ran at the attacking
party. They were known to each other by
lioing Imre-headed. The enemy discovered
this, and had gone some little distance be
fore being discovered. Then a concent rati si
tiro was delivered after the fugitives, the
' dirt pufflhg up around them as they ran.
A ball struck Craig Tolliver in the'back.
He wheeled and fell, rising to his knees, nnd
another ball struck him in the breast. He
rose again, when another hall hit him in the
breast. These last are under the right and
left nipples respectively. His
nr.oon flowed in oushks
in the road near t he railroad track where he
fell, and Inter in tins day the dogs lapped it
up. Jay Tolliver was killed in a little lot
on the side of the hotel. Bud Tolliver got into
a field of high grass behind Johnson’s store,
where he wu.s found and dispatched. Hiram
Cooper, the man who swore out the warrant
for the Kigali boys, was found in an upper
room of the Central Hotel, said to lie the
one occupied by Ottie Young. A ball
in the brain nett lad him. Little
Cayt Tp)liver, though he had been active
with his little pistol, was too young to lie
held to answer, and he was allowed to go.
He is a game little fellow, and when he saw
the men surrounding Craig and shooting at
him lie ran in between them. Cal Tolliver
got into a hiding place aniL escaped, al
though the town was seanfled for him.
Tho battle was now over, and the casualties
were U stated: Craig, Bud and Jay Tolli
ver and Hirmn Cooper killed on one side
and Build. Madden mortally wounded on
the other. The fight had lasted about
two hours, during which time bullets
flew thick mr' fast.. At the order of one
portion of the passe the ramming train was
delayed outside the town. Several ladies
intending to be passengei-s were thus caught
at t!ie deiiot when the firing began, and
were badly scared. Several of the house.-,
opposite the railroad were badly shot, one
or them, supjxisad to contain one of the Tol
livers, receiving a fusillade. There were
several narrow escapes, but, singularly
enough, no person was hurt but the parties
whom the citizens were after. There were
also. During the fight a little 4-year-old
son of Bud Tolliver came out upon the rail
road when the shots were the thickest, and
going up to Hiram Pigman asked him if he
would shoot him. “No,” said Pigman, “we
are not after children,” and sent him out of
.. ..j .
A public meetiug of the men who had
been engaged in the fight and of those who
sympathized with the object of tho inerting
was held in the Court-house at 8 o’clock, at
which D. B. Logan, Dawson M. Dillon and
J. M. Brain delivered addresses. They are
substantial citizens. They declare it was
the intention of the men then assembled to
see to it that henceforth the law should lie
obeyed in Rowan county and that
there should be no more lawlessness
there. That they meant what they
said they proved by organizing them
selves permanently, as a sort of Citi
zens’ Protective Association, and adjourned
to meet again at the same place on next,
Wednesday. They declared that if any one
was molested for participating in this day’s
work they would reassemble and punish
the man who did it to the bitter eud, and
hang him up in the sun to dry. The meet
ing then dispersed, and many of these, with
their riflas and shotguns in their hands, left
on the next trains going east and west to
their homes, drawing off their hats and
cheering as the trains drew out from the
depot. This was a somewhat
As onlv a few yards away was the home
of the Tolliver family, among them tho
mother of Craig, who were loudly bemoan
ing the loss of their beloved ones, for no
matter what they were to others, to them
they were dear. The mother of Craig Tolli
ver came up from Farmer's Station, accom
panied by her son, Marion, who seems to be
a gentleman. What this young man saw
to-night his emotions were almost too strong
to speak. That he T%as a man of peace and
would do his best to keep his friends from
doing any further violence.
This was his first visit to Morehead, and
he had done his best to induce his brother to
keep away from the place. He and his
family havo suffered much at the hands of
the assassin. His father was killed in his
mother’s arms when he was a child only 8
yeai-s old and Craig was 14, and that had
had a good deal to do with making Craig so
reckless. Marion Tolliver seems to be all
sincerity in expressing his regret of any
furt her trouble. For hi* part, he was willing
to let the matter rest where it was and
let the law take its course with those who
had lieen guilty of this day’s doings. But a
few of the armed men who were here to-day
ore around to-night. Not a half-dozen of
them remain, but tho town is peaceful. No
more trouble is expected lit ouce, but he is
sanguine who expects this day’s work will
have no sequel. The dead men have been
dressed, coffins have been sent for and to
morrow the remains will be carried to El
liott county,where all four will be buried to
gether. Two of Covington’s citizens carried
their guns in to-day’s war, Mr. J. M. Brain
and Mr. Mat Curry, both of whom had been
driven away frorii thoir homes. Another
Covington inan, Mr. H. C, Power, may
now return to Moreliead and take pos
session of his property from which he was
ousted. None of the Youngs were in More
head to-day. and it is probably fortunate for
them. Mr. Allie Young was threatened and
warned. John Rogers,a cousin of the Youngs,
made good his escape to bush when the firing
first began, mid has not been seen since.
Home citizens believed to lie favorable to
Tolliver were disarmed early in the day and
almost everv precaution was taken to insure
a complete job. It was an extraordinary
display of determination on the part of the
good citizens. Some who are not so good
were with them, hut the g'w>l element pre
vailed. Then when all was accomplished
that could lie done D. B. Logan telegraphed
this laconic dispatch to the Governor at
Frankfort: “I have done it.”
WHEN THE TROUBLE BEGAN.
The beginning of tho trouble in its more
serious form began with the August elec
tion of 1884, when Cook Humphrey, a
Republican, was elected Sheriff by a
trifling majority. He was a young, spare
built man, fresh from tho country and Un
sophisticated in appearance and manner.
Craig Tolliver, at tne head of a party of
friends, declared that Humphrey should not
serve as Sheriff.
On the evening of the election a row
occurred. Pistols were drawn and used,
and Solomon Bradley, a friend of Tolliver’s,
was shot and killed. The killing was charged
against John Martin, and Tolliver swore to
bo avenged. Suiisequently Floyd Tolliver
and Martin got into a fight, and* the former
was killed on the street. From this time it
may said that the Martin and Tolliver fac
tions were organized in deadly array, both
sides determined never to yield, one to the
MARTIN WAS CAPTURED
after killing Floyd Tolliver and taken to the
Winchester jail. Humphrey found refuge in
the hush, and never filled tuo office of Sher
iff. Tho Tollivers now had the best of the
situation. An infamous plot was con
cocted by them to get possession of the body
of Martin. He was to lie got out of the
Winchester jail and shot. Court was
about to convene in Morehead, and
an order was forged on tho jailer at
Winchester, commanding that John
Martin bo delivered to a sheriff’s posse to
be taken to Morehead for trial. The' forgery
worked well, and the body of Martin
was given up. White being taken to More
head a gang of Tolliver’s friends boarded
the train at Farmer’s Station, attacked the
handcuffed man and riddled him with bul
lets. Martin’s lxsiv was thrown out upon
the platform at Farmer’s, and the murder
ous mob went on to Morehead.
Afterward it was learned that Cooke
Humphrey was making his headquarters’nt
the home of the Martins, outside of More
head. The Tolliver faction determined to
raid it, and
MURDER HUMPHREY IF FOUND.
Humphrey was at the bouse and Tolliver
demanded his surrender. Humphrey re
fused, nnd when Tolliver and others at
tempted to enter tho house Tolliver was
wounded by a shot from Humphrey's gun.
Humphrey and Ben Raymond (the latter
was with Cook in the hon e} then attempted
to escape by way of a back door. The
former succeeded in reaching the brush, but
Rayburn was not so successful. A lmfiet
from Tolliver’s revolver struck him, and ho
fell mortally wounded. The Martin house
was then set on fire and burned to the
ground. Tolliver and his gang escaped
trial, in fact were never arrested, and they
wont ou terrorizing and killing whonover
an enemy dared to snow his head.
Meantime Craig recovered nnd then came
other lolling-, toe condition oi affairs be
came so serious that it was finally decided
to send troops to Morehead Had make an
effort to patch up a |)eace. Court was con
vened and Tolliver and Humpheys called
in, but nothing of a lasting nature was ac
complished, or in other words their trial
was little less than a farce.
Matters were quiet for a time, but a feel
ing of dread overhung the people of Rowan
that all was not settled, and that
A FRESH OUTBREAK WAS LIABLE TO OCCUR
at any time. A short time ago Tolliver was
elected police Judge of Rowan county by
twenty votes, no one daring to vote against
him, Tolliver now had a chance to avenge
himself on the Kignn family, whom he
looked upon ns enemies. Dr. Logan, the
head of the family, was in Lexington jail on
a trumped-up charge of Tolliver’S. Logan’s
two sous, John and William, wore at home
in Morehead. The Jndge ( t) issued warrants of
arrest for the two boys, and put them in the
hands of Deputy Hheriff User for execution.
A posse was summoned, and Craig took his
shotgun along as one of the party. Maer
demurred to this. but. whs compelled to
submit. When the Logan boys found out
who was after them they knew that the
party had come to murder them. The
younger boy favored fighting, and did fire,
wounding, it is said. Marshal Mannin. They
were promised protection if they surren
dered, and they did so. Tbe two striplings,
one 111 years of ago and tbe other 18, marched
out of the house and gave themselves up.
The youngest one, John, was
IMMEDIATELY SHOT AND KILLED.
William, who was almost dead with con
sumption, was taken some distance to a
spring, where he, too. was killed, in spite of
his entreaties upon his trended knees. His
body was riddled with shot, making a hole
one could put his hand through, most of
the shots being fired into him while he lay
upon his back.
of the bloody work done by these warring
factions includes the following victims: _
Solomon Bradley, John Martin, Whit
Pelfrey, B. Caddelle, Deputy Sheriff Baum
gardner. Mason Keeton, John Marlow, John
Davis, Wiley Tolliver, a railroad employe
named Witcher, Willie Logan, Ben Ray
burn, John Day, Floyd Tolliver, and a
party who.se name is not remembered, be
sides the two recent victims, John B. Logan
and W. B. Logan, and to-day’s last, Craig
Tolliver, Bud Tolliver and Hiram Cooper.
STANLEY AS A CONFEDERATE.
An Entertaining- Story of the Great
Explorer’s Early Career.
A dispatch to the Missouri Republican
from Little Rock, Ark., says:
Of course Henry M. Stanley, the great
African explorer, is known by reputation
to everybody. But in conversation to-day
with Co'. Leo L. Thompson, who was State
Senator from this county two years ago,
your correspondent learned the following
bit of information concerning the explorer’s
early career in Arkansas that will be inter
esting to everybody. In 1803 Stanley en
tered the Confederate service as First Lieu
tenant in Cant. Whitsett’s company, Col.
Lee L. Thompson’s regiment. He was a
bright, sparkling young man about
5 feet 'JLj iig-'hes in height, weighing 135
pounds, aud in complexion a blonde. For
awhile he was the life of his company, his
experience in the world, his native shrewd
ness and liberal education combining to
make him the centre of attraction in the
camp. In the spring of 1808 the regiment
was canqied on the Arkansas river, just
below Ozark, and while thus camped pay
day rolled around. The quartermaster was
also paymaster, and, although irregular in
procedure, he would foot up the amount due
each company, and turn the gross amount
over to the senior officer of the company
for distribution among the soldiers.
At this time Capt. Whitsett was absent,
and Lieut. Stanley was, of course, the senior
officer, acting as captain. Into his hands
the money was placed to pay out to the men.
That morning he obtained a leave of ab
sence for the day, and at once rode away
into the country. When night began to
draw her sable robes around the scenes of
nature, the young Lieutenant was still ab
sent. Knowing him to be a Northern man,
the soldiers at once became uneasy, and
without hesitancy expressed their fears to
Next morning Col. Thompson started two
men in pursuit of tho absent man. They
got on his trail and followed him to the Rio
Grande river, but were unable to catch him.
He had money, and would occasionally buy
a fresh horse. The two men sent after Stan
ley were gone forty days.
Stanley work's! his way North, and later
on during the conflict, returned to Arkan
sas witli the Union forces, but this time his
weapon was the pen, not the sword—he was
the correspondent of the New York Herald.
The above is authentic history, detailed by
Cos). Thompson, but appearing in print for
the first time.
Does it Pay to be Polite?
From the Boston Transcript.
Does it pay to be pohte? The experience
of a certain Washington street merchant
inclines him strongly to the belief that it
does. Let him tell tne story:
“It was about two months ago that I went
to Young’s to lunch, one day, feeling over
worked, tired and cross, I suppose. Looking
up and down the tables, in the part of the
room whore I always prefer to sit, I saw
one table where two empty chairs, one of
which however, had been turned down by a
quiet-looking mau with a black beard, who
sat at the table. I took tho other empty
chair and ordered my lunch.
“Just as I began to eat, a friend of mine—
Perkinson, son, of Milk sti'eet—whom I
wanted to see very much came in and
walked down past the tables. There was a
business matter between as which I was
anxious to consummate. I was also anxious
to keep at my lunch. I looked at the
chair that was turned down, and it struck
me that my neighbor’s friend, for w hom he
was keeping tho place, was a long time
coining in. I have told you already that I
w'as a little cross. So I quietly turned back
the chair and invited Parkinson to sit down.
Whereupon the man with the black beard
looked up in surprise.
“ ‘I was keeping that chair for a friend,’
“ ‘lt strikes me, sir, that vour friend is a
long time coming,' said 1 ill-naturedly,
‘and I don't think any one has a right to re
tain a seat to the exclusion of everybody
“The black bearded man said no more,
though he looked me over carefully, and
Perkinson sat down. Presently the other
man’s friend came in, and the black-bearded
man got up, had his dishes removed to
another table after some bother to get hold
of a waiter, and they sat down together,
while wo went on with our lunch and our
“About a month after that there was a
matter of some difference in a tran
saction between a man in our trade and my
self, and we agreed to leave it out to arbi
tration. We each selected our man, and they
selected a third, who wasn’t known to me
hut who ivas said to be a very fair man. I
had my side set forth in good shape, and
knew 1 should have won the case easily
enough. But when I went in to see the
arbitrators, and gave a glance at the tliiid
man, my heart sank. It was the black
bearded man whoseohair I had taken posses
sion of at Young’s. Now 1 beligvo that
man may have lieen fully resolved to decide
the case on its merits, hut I don’t believe
that he or any other man could have done
so under the circumstances. My rude act
struck in his crop, that was all. He decided
dead against me, and served ine right. I
shall always believe that it cost me just
SI,OOO to that man’s chair.”
In Jail HIh Sweetheart.
he Chicago lleralri.
Willianj^Rly* took Mms Wiseman to church
In H.t U iflßu dioivh. ii.ml- ( oryilon, Ind.,
lasi During the sermon la- pul
Ills arms moon! til young lady, an a beau doi‘s
on a Chicago street t ar. atm the deacons of the
church pits'll him off that is. tlv.y saw him In
the act. tliss Wiseman loaned hack against the
bench and found Its back less hard The dea
cons, going before the honorable Court of Com
mon Pleas at Corvdon, the seat of Harrison
county, have brought suit against William
Cowles for hugging his girl In meeting. I’ponn
call of the d.icket Thursday it was discovered
that the farmers were m the midst of harvest,
and that the State would stiller more if the
sheaves were not garnered than It would if
William should cont inue to hug his girl. The
honorable court, therefore, post)sine.l tins
momentous action at law until such time us
twelve jurors could Is 1 summoned, who might
give the cause a hearing without keeping oue
eye on the weather.
A Poor, Weak Slat or,
who is suffering from ailments peculiar to
her sex, dreading to go to a physician, but
knowing she needs medical help, will find,
ill I>r. Pierce’s ‘‘Favorite Proscription,” a
preparation which will give lior strength
and new life through the restoration of all
her organs to their natural and healthy ac
tion. It is the result of many years of study
and practice by a thoroughly scientific
physician, who has made these troubles a
specialty. To bo hod of all dru—risls.
LEVY The friends and acquaintance of
Mr. and Mrs. S. Y. levy mid family are Invited
to attend the funeral of Mbs. Levy, at ■>:*)
O’clock THIS AFTERNOON, from the residency
other brother. Frederick Myers. Gwinnett street.
MOORE.—Died Sunday, June 5. little Wil
liam Alexander Moore, aged 7 months.
He was too sweet to remain on earth.
" “~s\v v\WH YACHT CLUB.
There will lie a meeting of the Club at Ford's
Opera House on MONDAY, 27th ilist ,to take
into consideration the altering of Rule Xul of
the Sailing Regulations and for other business.
A full attendance is requested.
IVJI, HONE, Commodore.
W. D. Johnston, Secretary.
SPEC IAI. NOTICES.
WE WILL'.\OT seek OCR THUMBS:
We are first-class workmen, and have first-class
material to work with.
We have money invested in this town; we pay
gas bills, rent, taxes, etc., and will
have your trade.
The fun has commenced, and more money will
We lead in Fine Blank Books, Printing, Ruling,
We are Manufacturers.
Every Employe a Skilled workman. No Desk
Boss. No Walking Foreman. All Workers!
Not a Clam in the Shop!
Printing and Blank Book House, 86 and 8S
Bryan street, Savannah, Ga.
KRANICH & BASH PIANOS.
Pianos and Organs on easy monthly in
stallments. Moving, Tuning and Repairing done
at short notice.
See us about these things.
42 and 44 Bull street.
One combination Gray Mare, young, sound
and gentle, suitable for a lady to drive. Apply
to ROOS & CO., Green Grocers,
Corner Drayton and Macon streets.
THE tVlfilli fil'ILT
Raffled by Mrs. S. V. Bolton, at J. P. Cohen’s
store, was won by Miss Katie P. Jones, on a
throw of 45.
SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
JOHN A. CROWTHER, Principal.
Session begins Oct. 3d. Thorough preparation
for College, University or Business. For Cata
logue address the Principal, Savannah, Ga.
ANOTHER VERY PRETTY
Lot of WHITE STRAW HATS received per
steamer Tallahassee. Also a small lot of
FINE FELT AND CLOTH SOFT pATS,
For sale very low by JAUDON,
150 St. Julian Street.
BRISK ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER
Office of )
Brush Electric Light and Power Cos. , >
Savannah, Ga., June 21,1887. i
A dividend of THREE (8) DOLLARS per share
upon the capital stock of this Company, has
been declared payable on and after July 1, 1887.
Samuel p. Hamilton,
President and Treasurer.
The well-known SEASIDE PAVIUON at
Tybee will be open on SATURDAY and regu
larly thereafter. The Eating Department will
be strictly first-class, served well and at low
prices. Bathing suits furnished.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES FROM JULY'
Bth TO JULY' 13th, INCLUSIVE.
DR. HENRY S FOLDING,
Office corner Jones and Drayton (streets.
CITY' OF SAVANNAH, 1
Office Clerk of Council, V
Savannah, Ga., June 16th, 1887. )
Underand by virtue of a resolution adopted
liy Council at meeting of June IStli. 1887, Coun
cil will elect at its next regular meeting, that is
to say on WEDNESDAY, June 2.it h, 1887. a Cor
poration Attorney to fill vacancy occasioned by
the resignation of H. C’. Cunningham. Salary
$1,500 pT annum. Applicants must hand in
their applications to the Clerk of Council at or
before 2 o’clock p. m., WEDNESDAY, June 2i)th,
1887. By order of Council.
FRANK E. REBARER,
Clerk of Council.
3 BULL STREET,
Over W. U. Telegraph Office,
GIIOC EH IKS.
r pO MY KIND PATRONS AND FRIENDS.—
I My place of business now being enlarged
and repaired, after June 27th inst., 1 will close
every afternoon, Saturdays excepted, until
Sept. Ist., at 7:10 o'clock. Entrance to store
will Is- on Taylor street, in now addition, where
1 will tv found, and all orders filled promptly.
My driver, SAWNEY, will make his rounds as
usual and my patrons w ill receive prompt a;
tentlon as herot-fore Hoping to soon come to
the front again with a well selected stock of
choice Groceri- s at reasonablepriees.livhieh w ill
not require a “wild cut" advertisement of prices
to sell them: with many thanks for past favors,
and wishing a continuance of same in the future,
I am yours truly,
Whitaker and Taylor streets.
St. Clair Coal Cos.,
n'ORSALE, by Carload, first class COAL and
I COKE for steam and domestic purposes
PERRY M. DeLEON, President,
__ for < harter!
F< >l l EX Cl fl 1SIONS!
l-i' - Towed by Fleam Tug
*> \\ INPL.NNY. Church and Sunday School
Picnics solicln-d, being provided with Awnings
Benches, Stools and other requirements for the
safety and comfort of jiaaseugers. Tvliee Roll
Huoy, Warsaw, Potter’s Grove and other point*
by oommlttoes. Apply to GEu. F.
Hi KMCB. office No. 6 Dravton street.
Tuesday and Wednesday,
JTJIViC £8 AND 20.
GRAND FAMILY MATINEE
Wednesday Afternoon at 3 O’clock
THE EVENT OF THE SEASON
The First and Only Double Bill.
In DRAMA AND FARCE.
The Beautiful Pastoral Drama
Founded on Tennyson's Poem. To be followed
by the Roaring Farce
THE YOUTH WHO NEVER SAW A WOMAN,
Prices 75c.. 50c.. and 25c. Seats on sale al
DAVIS BROS.’ without extra charge. Matinet
Prices 50c.. and 2oc. Box Sheet, opens Monday
at 8:00 o’clock.
The Glorious Fourth
Trotting Race for a Purse of SIOO,
Open to all Savannah Raised Colts.
JT'OUR OR MORE to enter; same to start;
three in five in harness. SSO to first horse,
S3O to second, S2O to third. Entrance fee ten
per cent, of purse. Entries to close Thursday,
June 30th, at. 6 o’clock, with
M. J. DOYLE,
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1887.
TICKETS 50 CENTS
COMMITTEE— Wm. Gibbons, M. L. Byck, 0.
Coleman, H. Sc.heerer, I. Westheimer, J.
Dieter, Stephen Schwinn, Emil Warrabold.
SCHEDULE—Trains leave junction 10:35 a.
m., 1,3, 4,5, 7:20 p. m. Trains leave Schuetzeu
Park 6:15, 7:20, 9, 10:30, 12 p. M.
THIRD ANNUAL PICNIC
J. B. SOCIAL CLUB
WILL BE GIVEN AT
YVednesday, July 20. 1087.
WHOLE TICKETS . .50 CENTS
C COMMITTEE—J. D. Kehoe. Chairman: E. A,
> Leonard, J. Kelly, J. O'Brien, M. J. Cash, J.
J. Foley, J. J Dinon.
Cars leave Bolton street at 10:30 A. m. and 2. 3,
4, 5 and 7 ;30 p. m. Returning, cars leave Park at
6, 8 and 10:30 o’clock. Committee reserve the
right to reject the holder of any ticket.
Orientals vs. Warrens
BASE BALL PARK,
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, June 28, at 4:30
o’clock. Admission 25c., with privilege o£
Grand Stand. Ladies cordially invited free
Virginia Summer Resort^
ON LINE OF
Norfolk and Western Railroad.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS are sold during the
Summer Season to
MONROE RED SULPHUR.
MONTGOMERY' WHITE SULPHUR,
ROANOKE RED SULPHUR,
OLD POINT AND VIRGINIA BEACH.
Guide Books, Schedules and all informatio*
can be had upon application to
W. B. BEVILL,
Gen. Pass, and T’k’t Agent,
Charleston and Savannah Ry.
Reduction in Rates
THIS company has now on sale ticket*
at sls to New York via Atlantic Coast
Line and the magnificent steamships of
the Old Dominion S. H. Company, sailing from
Norfolk. Va., every Monday. Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and Saturday, arriving at New
York on following evenings.
Passengei-s should lake (rain 78 leaving Savan
nah at 8:23 p. m. on days previous to those men
This route affords a delightful sea trip, avoid
ing Cape Hatteras.
Pullman accommodations and elegant state
rooms secured on duplication to Wm. Bren,
T. A., 22 Bidl street, ot ,1. B. Oliveros, T. A.,
Depot. E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass Agent.
— 11 - ■
THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAft
By J. T. SCHARF, A M. : LLD.
CLOTH, $3 50. /
JUST RECEIVED AT
SI'HREINEH'S M. k T. BOISE
Office Health Officer, I
u Savannah, April sth, 1887. (
Notice 1* hereby given that the Quarantins
Officer is instructed not to deliver letters to ve*- ,
sels which are not subjected to quarantine de
tention, unless the name of consignee and state
ment that the vessel is ordered to some other
i*>rt apjiem-M upon the face of the envelope.
This order is made necessary In consequence ot
the enormous bulk of drumming letters sent to
the station for vessels whim are to arrive.
J. T. McFarland, m. and..
Office Health Officer, l
Savannah, March 26th, 1887. t
Pilots of the Port of Savannah are informed
that the Sapelo Quarantine Station will be open
ed on APRIL Ist. 1887. . _
Special attention of the Pilots Is directed to
sections Nos. 3d and 14th, Quarantine Regnl*
Most rigid enforcement of quarantine regula
tions will be maintained bv the Health authorr
tics. j. t. McFarland, m. and .
TAWY'ERS. doctors, ministers, merchants,
-J mechanics and others having books, maga
sines, and other printed work to be Istund or re
bound can have such work done lu the best st'i
of the lilndey s art at the MORNING
BINDERY'. 3 Whitaker street.