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CHIN FOO AND DENIS.
THE SAND LOTS ORATOR AND THE
The Most Lively Debate Yet on the
Great Chinese Question-Denis Made
a Splendid Start, but Wong Chin
100 Was a Better Stayer- -Kearney
Was Pacific at Times, but the Lie
Was Occasionally Exchanged.
Froin the -Xrw York World.
To soe and hear Wong Chin Foo and
benis Kearney in a set-to to a finish on the
Chinese question is a treat for which the
intellectual sporting men of this country
have wished for many years. Such a con
test took place iu the li'orhl office yester
day. When Denis, the fiery-tongucd, came
to this great town half a dozen years ago to
tell us ail how wicked the Chinamen were,
Wong had just beguu to publish iu New
York his artistic but short-lived paper, the
G/nnesn-Amerioaii. He, a mandarin of
bluest Celestial blood and wearer of many
buttons, challenged Denis, a plain Anioricau
truckman and all-round sand-lots orator, to
come out on the platform and bold public
debate on the merits and demerits of John
Chinaman as a factor in the American body
politic. A shrewd theatrical man, seeing
prospects of large and juicy gate-money,
tried his host to bring the pair together iu
public, but in vain. Denis knew that, al
though Wong wus a little fellow, he had
much ready wit and a keen tongue, and not
even the chance to earn a good sized purse
could induce him to enter the contest. Mo
he quietly went on in his peaceful pursuit of
throwing mud at the Chinese character and
scorned to debate with Wong Chin Foo.
The mandarin grow very angry over the
sand lots’orator’s slight. The orator n
tinued to utilise the Chinese, all and sund ■
as a vile, treacherous, pestiferous lot, but
wouldn't consent to make a speech where
there was any danger of his being contra
dicted. Then Wong, seeing that there was
no show for a struggle oi intellects, chal
lenged Denis to meet him with swords, pis
tols. or any other weapon the man from the
Pacific slope might choose. Denis trembled,
but preserved a bold front. He declared he
didn’t want to hurt his brave little foeman.
To everybody’s surprise Denis at once left
town, having suddenly discovered that he
had important and unfulfilled engagements
on the Pacific coast. Wong didn’t crow the
least bit, but p„ -.served an air of grandeur
for several weeks. Then he soon mourned
so much for the untimely death of his Chi
iiear-A me.*' *<*. that he forgot all about his
triumph over the fierv orator.
Since that time Wong Chin Foo has been
growing greater, and so lias Denis. Wong
has lectured at SSOO a night, traveled all
over America and lately wrote articles for
ihe World and the North A mrriran Itcrieiv.
Deni.-, was elected to high and profitable
offices by his appreciative San Franciscan
fellow-citizens again and again, and gave
up track-driving altogether for the delights
and gains of speech-making. Everybody
who reads the World knows that lately lie
returned to New York for the purpose of
delivering more speeches. This time he is
going to help pass the Mitchell bill to pro
liibit anj" more Chinamen from setting foot
iu America. His great effort at Cooper
Union Hall last night shows how thoroughly
in earnest lie is. Wong got back tbe other
day from his lecturing tour in the West and
happened to come into the World office yes
terday morning and Denis Kearney dropped
in at the sam > tin a A rejorter was made
referee of the contest. Then* were no time
keepers, seconds or stakeholders. None were
THE CONTESTANTS MEET.
Promply at 11:50 o’clock the contestants
entered the editor’s little room. He intro
duced, them and they shook hands. Wong
had to reach upward to perform this act,
and Denis had to poke his arm downward
at an angle of twenty degrees. As they
ia<*ed each other the contrast was striking.
Denis is alamt 5 feet 9 inches high, broad
shouldered, deep-chested and muscular.with
a broad, round head set solidly on a thick,
brawny neck. His little ears bulge out over
wads of thick, cervical muscles and Ins
grayish blue eyes peep out above chubby
cheeks the color of ripe cherries. His
hands are broad and thick and his
fingers stubby. His short-cut brown hair
and bristly little red moustache heighten the
pugnacious aspect created by his broad, low
forehead, slightly turned-up nose, wide
mouth and square chin.
Wong is about 5 feet 2 inches high, slen
der and agile as a greyhound. His features
are distinctly Mongolian and his hands long
and Rlender. He seemed what a sporting
man would call a little fine; that is, there
wa-.ui an ounce of suiierfluous flesh on his
slender frame, and his black eyes were
snappy and sparkling. He wears'his hair
cut short in the American fashion, and his
lithe figure was covered with a black suit
whose leading feature was a modish frock
Both men appeared eager for the fray,
just as you will see two boxers eye each
other anxiously from opposite corners of
the squared circle. Denis was a bit nervous.
11 is right hand crumpled the rim of his
black slouch hat and the pudgy fingers of
his left drummed automatically against the
seam of Ins trousers. Wong had his olive
lace screwed into an expression of grim,
firm determination, but he was outwardly
in a profound calm. A hasty observer, in
spite of the fact that the American orator
seemed out of condition and quite fat,
would have predicted his triumph in short
The writer led the combatants to a small,'
cozy inner room, and the nimble office bov
lugged in three chairs. When the cham
pions and their humble referee were seuted
the contest began. Denis dropped his hat
into his lap. clasped his fingers and stead
fastly regarded his adversary. Wong fired
his coat over on a little table and kept his
hat on. Denis held his guard well up and
made play cautiously, after the manner of
a man who "waits for an opening.’’
Wong took the initiative in a daring bit
of play, “I understand, Mr. Kearney,” said
be "that you are against all Chinamen, and
that you have come to New York to fight
KEARNEY’S NEW GOSPEL.
Denis stopped the thrust neatly. "I am
not against Chinamen as a race,” he an
swered. “but I am opposed to them coming
here as serfs! peons!! slaves!!! If the Irish
Catholic, the English Protestant or the Ger
man Lutheran, came here under the con
tract slavery system, I’d oppose them the
same wav. It isn't the Chinese as a race 1
oppose, but their slavery system. I’m
against them because they are brought here
Anybody who has read Mr. Kearney’s
speeches will at once see what anew and
iia< ifie departure this was from his usual
line of talk.
“That is not true,” said Wong briskly.
“You cannot prove that. Can you show
me one Chinaman who was brought to
America on contract !”
“They all are,” said Denis. “I—I—I”
“I wasn’t brought here on contract,” said
Wong, warming up to his work. “I’m an
American As . . •
"The Federal decisions are against tliat,”
put in Denis.
“I beg your pardon, they are not,” was
Wong’s calm reply. “I am an Anieriean
citizen, and I’ve voted the good old Demo
cratic ticket and sometimes for a good Re
publican The Federal decisions you speak
of are wrong and unconslitutioniil if they
forbid the naturalization of Chinamen.
They must lie admitted to citizenship, as 1
was fifteen years ago, by the provisions of
the Constitution maile by our forefathers,
“Your forefathers!” exclaimed Denis,
wrathfully; “sure what had your fore
fathers to do with it! Nothing at. nil. You
can’t call the framers of the Constitution
your forefathers. Huh!” The great man
of the sand-lots snorted violently and shoved
back bis chair from anything like proximity
to Wong’s thus firmly proclaiming that
there couldn’t possibly be anything like
coimn 'ii forefatnerhodd for them.
Wong smiled wrathfully, but coolly, and 1
; said: "I call them ray forefathers because
politically they were ”
“I’m against that. That ain’t so,' 1
The referee was on the point of stopping
the contest when Wong resumed: “Y ou
saw now you are not opposed to the China
men as Chinamen pure and simple, but be
cause of the way they come to America.
It seems to me you have backed down a
great deal from your old race prejudice.”
“I’ve not backed down a bit.” Thus the
angry Denis from beneath his bristling,
| fiery-spiked moustache. "I tell you again,
my son, that I’m against all Chinamen be
cause they come to America really in
slavery under their contracts, and
“That’s a lie," exclaimed Wong, while
little spots of red burned on his sallow
“What, what!” shouted*Denis, “a lie is it ?
Look here, my son, you can't say that to
i me. for I’m a big man aud you’re only a
■ little man. I’m yoti’resu]ionor, and —and" —
"No, you can't,” said Wong, cheerily.
The men quit talking and regarded each
other furiously. H oug glared. Denis
glared Both glared. Fiercer anil fiercer
grew the glances, and it sremed as if celes
tial and sandlot blood must surely How. At
the end of his glare, which was conceded by
all to be the most soul-reaching, Wong said
pacifically: “Well, I don’t mean that you're
a fiiar, you know: I only say that that
statement is a lie."
“Oh, no,” urged Denis, “I can prove it.”
“Do so,” said Wong.
he missed his opportunity.
Denis didn’t do so. and thereby a grand
opportunity escaped his grasp. Peace was
restored, though, and the purely intellectual
conflict was resumed. Various islitors of
benign and peaceful aspect sauntered up to
the door and gave heed for u few moments
at n time to the merry war. Denis shuffled
around in his chair'with the air of a man
who is trapped and feels bad to have to tie
knowledge it. Wong asked how lie could
prove his statements about slavish contracts.
"i can prove it. - ’said Denis, “by the treaties
lietwecn China and Pern. Brazil and Ha
vana, all of which acknowledge the exist
ence of that form of slavery.”
Wong asked how it was that Chinamen
kept right on coming to America in spite of
tli** laws forbidding them, and Denis ex
plained that it was because sundry San
Francisco lawyers, “white Chinamen, pros
tituted their brains to help the coolies into
the United .States. The decisions of the
courts,” Denis continued, "are all wrong in
allowing Chinamen to enter America be
cause they have been here before. They
sell certificates of t e a (mission at home
to other Chinese, and then come here and
swear their way in falsely. The courts are
all wrong in allowing them to do so."
“Oh, then you’re attacking the Federal
courts and the Judges on this trip, not the
poor Chinamen!” was Wong's tart observa
tion. This phased the orator, but only for
a' moment. He soon got steady on his in
tellectual pins again. “ There isn’t a free
Chinaman,” he remarked, “in all New
York. Every man of them is owned in
“That isn’t so and you can’t prove it,” re
“Then why have the bodies of all China
men who die here got to Is* scut back!”
“Oh, that's only a national peculiarity—
just like the American lmbit of drinking
whisky. You’re bigoted, Mr. Kearney.”
“I’m not bigoted, liecause you said my
statement was a lie aud 1 didn't get mad."
The last statement Denis evidently con
sidered a crusher. So did Wong. He
couldn't understand that kind of argument.
Denis resumed his argument that under the
law Chinamen couldn’t possibly become
"That law is unconstitutional,” answered
Wong. “Our constitution provides that
any man may become an American citizen
‘regardless of race, color or previous con
dition of servitude.’ ”
“Oh, ho!" exclaimed Denis triumphantly
and with the proud air of a man who has
delivered a knock-out blow; “that applies
only to the black man. It doesn’t apply to
the brown man at all.” Then he launched
out into a torrid description of the big
Chinese procession he saw in San Francisco,
where thousands of men marched behind a
“fat, greasy Joss,” to whom they offered
“baked snails, roast rats, cats, dogs aud dis
Wong declared that no rats, cats or dogs
were eaten by Chinamen and offered to
steer Denis and protect him all through
Chinatown to prove that what he claimed
was true. Denis trembled and said “I can't
tell but that they might murder me in
broad daylight ’i f he Chinese highbinders
are a terrible lot. Just the same, I’ve seen
Chinamen around rat pits again and again
waiting for the dead ruts. They’re a iiecu
liar people. They might stay here a thou
sand years and they’d never assimilate.”
“Nonsense,” said Wong. “There are
2,000 Chinamen like me in New York who
eat, dress and live in all respects like Ameri
“I don’t believe it!” exclaimed Denis, and
then started in on a tirade of personalities
about the unclean habits of Chinamen in
general. Wong challenged him several
times to meet him in public debate on the
Chinese question. Denis incontinently re
fused. “I don't want to divert public at
tention from the Mitchell bill,” lie said at
first, aud then added: “I don’t consider
you niv equal anyway and I wouldn’t de
bate with you in public.”
“Far be it from me to call such as you my
equal,” said Wong, proudly, with u queer
That closed the argument. Wong fright
ened Denis still more by offering to bet 510
that his vote would be received in New York
this fall. Denis wouldn’t hot. The chairs
were shoved still further apart with great
emphasis by both the contestants. They
did not shake hands at the close of the en
gagement. Great beads stood out on
Kearney's brow and little I loads liedewed
Wong’s. It seemed clear to the referee that
the mandarin had had the best of the
struggle, and the young men of the staff
who had bet on the result cheerfully ac
quiesced in the decision.
MAC WILLI AMS' DEATH.
His Friends Lack Sufficient Evi
dence to Justify a Trial.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21.---Last
night's arrests were the talk of the town
tliis morning. All sorts of rumors were
afloat, and little knots of people stood on
the corners talking over the matter ami
venturing all sorts of prophesies about the
result of the examination.
At 10:30 o’clock, when Justice Magiil
opened court, tho crowd tilled the room
and extended far out into tho hallway.
The prisoners appeared before his honor,
accompanied by counsel, and were bailed on
55,000, on their own recognizance, to appear
Monday morning at 10 o’clock, at the same
place. Mr. Houston is financially good for
liis bond, but it is said the others have no
means or any amount. The effect of the
proceedings is to increase the feeling favor
ing Bangs, though all can see that a very
strong effort is being put forth to try
an 1 criminate him. Mr. Tope admitted
this morning to the reporters that the State,
(or MacWimams’ friends), had no evidence
yet to justify a trial. There have b ;eu so
many sensational features connected with
this trial,that it is becoming almost,the only
topic of conversation on the street.*.
A rumor is current on the streets to-night
that one, if not two, witnesses before the
Coroners’ jury w ill lie prosecuted for per
jury. Interesting testimony is promised to
Augusta's Confederate Survivors.
Augusta, Ga.. Oct. 21. —The Confeder
ate survivors of Augusta held a meeting to
night, and unanimously agreed to meet ex-
Fi'esideut Davis iu Macon, and probably to
lieli) escort him to Athens anil other (ieorgia
points. The meeting was an enthusiastic
one, and the old Confederate chieftain’s
name invariably brought forth hearty ap
plause. There will be n large delegation
from Augusta to gre**t Mr. Davis in Macon.
For llroiiehtnl. \sthnintle ami E'nhtinnnry
UotiqilntnlH "Brown's Bronchial Tt'oches"
have rein likable curative properties. Sold
onto in bones.
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY*, OCTOBER 22, 1887.
The Remains of the Victim of the St.
Albans Disaster Coming Home.
Columbus, Ga., Oct. 21. —J. L. Webster,
who was seriously iujured in a railroad col
lision yesterday, at St. Albans, near Charles
ton, W. Va., and who afterwards died, was
raised in this city, and was only 20 years of
age. He was a son of James M. Webster,
who for a number of years was a conductor
on the Western railroad of Alabama. The
remains will reach here to-night, and be
Rev. Walker lewis, who lias been pastor
of St. Luke and St. Paul churches in this
city for six years, has been transferred to
Nashville. He will leave for that citv in
two weeks and will take charge of the West
End church and be chaplain of Vanderbilt
A train on the Mobile and Girard rail
road, due hero at D:3O o’clock last night, Girl
not arrive until 4 o’clock this morning. The
delay was caused by a freight tram run
ning into a ear loaded with wood at. Pike’s
road. Five or six trains were blockaded by
the accident, and 2.000 people going to and
from the Montgomery fair wore delayed.
A Claim That the Population is Be
tween 40,000 and 50, -00.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21.—The an
nual trade edition of the Times-Union, pub
lished to-day, gives some interesting facts
and figures regarding Jacksonville's growth.
Within a year the city limits have been
extended, so as to include the suburban
towns of La Villa, Brooklyn, Riverside,
Springfield. Hansontown, East Jacksonville,
Fairfield and adjacent territory, greatly
enlarging the city's area and raising its
population about 25,000. The population
during the year closing Sept. 30, is esti
mated at between 40,000 and 50,000. During
the year over sßuo,ooo was expended in
building operations, and the area of paved
streets has been considerably extended. The
wholesale trade of the city has quadrupled
within three years, anil the wholesale
and jobbing business of the State is gradu
ally being concentrated here. Upwards of
eighty houses are now engaged, wholly or in
part, in the wholesale trade. Cigar maim
factories are rapidly increasing, and steps
are in contemplation to make Jacksonville
the tobacco market of the State, tin- indica
tions being that tobacco culture will, in the
near future, again become Florida’s loading
industry. The lumber shipments show an
increase over any year since IKBI. The
vital statistics show the death rate to bo
only fourteen per 1,000 of resident popul.i
tiun. Tbe paid fire department, recently or
ganized, has reached a high degree of pro
ficiency. A spacious building lor the .Nub-
Tropical Exposition, which will be ojiened
m January, is approaching completion. As
the commercial metropolis of Florida, Jack
sonville reflect.-, the general prosperity of the
EACH WINS A GAME.
The Second Gives the World’s Cham
pionship to Detroit..
Washington, Oct. 21. —The tenth game
of baseliall of the series for the world’s
championship lietween the St. Louis and
Detroit clubs wus played here this morn
ing, having been postponed from yesterday
on account of the rain. The' grounds
were in fair condition only. The
attendance was good, numbering between
3,000 aud 4,000 people. The St. Louis team
outplayed their opjibnents at all points. Al
though they committed more errors than
their opponents, most of them were tnval
and the game resulted in an easy victory
for the Association club. The score fol
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 x— ll
lietroir 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 I—4
Base hits—Detroit o. yt. Louis 10.
Errors—Detroit 3, St. Louis 5.
DETROIT WINS THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
Baltimore, Oct. 21.-The rival clubs for
the base ball championship of the world
reached this city from Wasington about 2
o’clock, and at, once went to the grounds.
The attendance was small, and the weather
clear, but quite cold. The tide of victory
was turned, and the St. Louis Browns were
compelled to relinquish them proud
claim to the title of champions of
the world, as they were defeated
by the Detroit boys this afternoon,
thus making eight victories for Detroit out
of eleven games so far played. The Browns
played like amateurs, while the league
champions took advantage of every point,
batted hard and ran the bases to perfection.
The score was as follows:
St. Louis 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0— 3
Detroit 1 0 0 3 4 4 1 0 x— lß
Base hits—St. Louis 4. Detroit 18. Errors—
St. Louis 7. Detroit 7.
PIMLICO'S FOURTH DAY.
How the Racers Finl hed in the Five
Baltimore, Mil, Oct. 21.—'This was tho
fourth day of the Pimlico meeting. The
events were as follows:
First Rack—Purse $500: three-quarteri* of n
mile. Mamie Hunt won, with Freedom second
and Bess third. Time 1 rliiUj.
Second Rack -Purse $500: mile and a furlong.
Lenox won. with Volante second and Swift
third. Time 2:0244.
Third Race—Dixie stakes, for three-year-olds:
two miles. Hanover won, with Glenniound sec
ond. Time 3:5144.
Fochth Race— Uplands stakes: free handicap
sweepstakes for two-year-olds; three quarters
of a mile; Omaha won, with Salvini second and
Los Angeles third. Time 1:19.
Fifth Rack—Purse $500; one mile. I’bil Lee
won, with King Bee second and Banner Bearer
third. Time 1:4 s 1
MEMPHIS’ MEETING ENDED,
Memphis, Tevn., Oct. 21.—'The fall meet
ing of the Memphis Jockey Club is ended.
A meeting of the owners of hoi-ses who had
entries in the stakes to be run during the
fall meeting of the club was held this fore
noon and the following was adopted:
/iVvuf red. That in view of the calamity
which has fallen upon the Memphis Joekev
Club through the sudden death of
its President, Henry A'. Montgomery,
we respectfully request the ’officers
of the club to declare all stakes, as well as'
purse races, off. Under the circumstances
we would prefer not to run our horses. We
revere the memory of President Montgom
ery, and wish to thus express our individual
sorrow over his untimely death. He was
our friend, and as such we mourn in com
mon with the jieoplo of this city.
The directors aud officers of the club met
this afternoon, and, in compliance with the
expressed wishes of the horse owners, de
clared off all stakes and purse races, and
announced the fall meeting closed. Gener
ous assistance will lie rendered all owners
by the club in transporting their stables to
other racing centres.
A SALE OF STOCK.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 21.—The
fourteenth annual stock sale was held
at the Ewell farm, thirty miles south of
Nashville, yesterday, bv Maj. Campbell
Brown, and proved more gratifying as to
prices than any yet held Over sixty stand
ard bred pacing and trotting burses were
sold, averaging nearly 5250 per head. The
highest price paid was $BlO for the promis
ing young stallion Prince Hal. Several
brought 5.51X1 and over. Purchasers at
tended froili nearly every State, and many
purchases were made b/ Dr. Ten Evoke, of
Hamilton, Can. Including the ponies sold
the sale aggregates nearly 514,000.
It Never Reaches the Country.
Front the Detroit Free Press.
He was a gushing, exquisitely refined young
mmi talking to a demure, tender-eyed young
rural maiden at a village picaie. "All." he
siiil, "till; gives me joy. I am so fond of
rural scenes and rural joys. They an* so
simple so unaffected, so in harmony with wlnit
1 tiiiuk all our lives ought to la*. You lead surli
pure, simple lives here, and are so free from the
gross, contaminating influences of eity life.
City girls shock me with their boldness, their
slang, their—all, 1 doubt if you rural maidens
know the meaning of the won!‘slang - ; you, 1
am son*, do not."
"No." she s aid shyly, her eyes on the ground,
"we don't t untile to anythin.; of that sort; we
don't hn-a-a ve to Ketch on. eii>"
LIONS IN A TERRIBLE FIGHT.
Tearing Themselves to Pieces Until
Death Ends the Battle.
From the Philadelphia Times.
London, Oct. IS.— Early this morning
there was a fearful and exciting battle in
the Jubilee Exhibition at Liverpool. Dal
monieo, the most plucky tamer of beasts in
this country, has been exciting the nerves
of the visitors for a long time by trifling in
a cage with three big forest lions. Five
more lions of a different kind, but all fierce
and full grown, arrived from Africa
yesterday and were put at once into
the big cage with the three already
there. They hail no training, but Delmon
ico went in among them and thrilled the
crowd that filled the menagerie by an un
usually sensational performance. When he
had done Mile. Kora, hi-s partner, went in
with the lions and took a little dog with her.
This was repeated four times during tbe
day, and the five new lions were too much
stunned by the huge, noisy crowd about
them and the repeated visits of the man,
woman and dog to do anything but crouch
in their comers in fear.
Their astonishment hail not worn off, and
they were still quiet when left alone for to
night by the attendants at, 10 o'clock.
Shortly after midnight, however, the
menagerie was filled with a frightful roar
ing and snarling, and u servant sleeping on
the premises rushed iu to find the big iron
cage rocking eielit lions fighting
furiously. They were rolled up into a huge
dark ball, from which blood-stained fur
w as flying in all directions. The huge beasts
rolled over and over, dashing madly against
the sides of tbe cage and biting pieces out of
each other with a ferocity that, was sicken
ing All the sights organized to gratify
man’s fondness for fighting would have
seemed the tamest child's play in compari
son. After a while it became evident that
there were distinct sides In the battle and
that the new arrivals were pitted i t unfair
odds against the lions who had been in pos
The efforts of the servant to separate
them only increased their fury. At la-t he
rushed off for Delmonico, who was asleep
near by. The tamer arrived half clad and
found his lions bleeding tearfully, but still
fighting. The battle narrowed down to a
duel between the two biggest lions, which
were rapidly biting each other to pieces in
the middle of tbe cage. Occasionally it be
came general, and for a few seconds there
would be a wild jumble among the snarling
lions, with a sax age crunching of teeth to
toll bow flesh was being torn.
The appearance of Delmonico with a red
hot iron in bis hand produced immediate ef
feet. All but the two chief combatants
stopped fighting and crouched sullenly
down, licking their bloody wounds and
snarling encouragement to the two leaders.
On these in their rage hot iron was useless,
even when applied to raw flesh. They re
sponded to tin* burning sensation only by
tearing at each other more fiercely. At last
Delmonico bravely entered the cage, liait'
clad as he was. and shut himself in. He
next opened the door communicating with
the second cage and drove into it, like so
many sheep, the six lions that had been
Meanwhile the other lions were still light
ing, although much weaker. Delmonico’s
attempts to separate them were useless.
They paid not the slightest attention to
him, and. although ill their struggle they
dashed against him. they were evidently un
conscious of his presence. Before the tamer
could form any plan to separate them the
tight ended of itself. The big forest lion
rolled over on h s back and died, while the
other gave a faint roar of victory. The
dead lion was terribly mangled, while the
victor's mane was gone aud his body looked
as though an especially wicked harrow had
tieen repeatedly dragged over it. Blood
trickled from a hundred ugly wounds, and
there is little hope that he will live.
"CONFESSIONS” BY YOUNG STAIN.
Some of His Stories Are Worthy of
Adorning- a Dime Novel.
\ew York Tribune S tecial front Boston
It may not be possible to fasten upon
Stain and bis gang the murder of Cashier
Barron of the Dexter Bnnk, but there is
already enough known about them to send
them probably to prison for life, if not to
the gallows. It is charged that at least six
murders and as many lug robberies com
mitted during the last fourteen years can be
traced to these men.
About fourteen years ago a farmer named
Messenger, in Norfolk. Muss., was found
murdered in his house, and about SI,BIXI in
money was missing. Stain's gang was liv
ing about twelve miles from Messenger’s
house. Young Stain, who has confessed to
Sheriff Mitchell his share in a good many
crimes, says that one morning he, his
father, and Cromwell went to Norfolk,
where the old man Messenger was known
to linvo come into the possession of a large
sum of money. They arrived in Norfolk
late in the evening. Young Stain drove
the horses and remained with them while
the other two went on foot to the house of
Messenger. They returned not long after,
bringing a small bag which contained the
money. They divided the booty in the
w agon. They said they did not get as much
as they expected, but Stain’s share was
about *5OO. Young Stain says his father
told him the}' did not kill Messenger, but.
that ho w ould probably die.
Sueriff Mitchell savs the murderers got
into the hou-e while Messenger’s wife and
daughter were absent, ami found him in
bed He refused to tell where his money
was hid. whereupon they beat him terribly,
gagged him and bound him with a rope to
the bed. They then searched the house, and
at last iouml about ?i,st)o. There was 5500
more secreted hi an old clock, but the rob
bers failed to find it. The detectives who
worked on the case noticed at the time that
the knots were evidently tied by a sailor, as
in the case of Barron, at Dexter.
Sheriff Mitchell relates a horrible story
about Groin well and the elder Stain. Young
Stain says that a farmer named Steele, of
Medfield, was picked out by the gang as a
good subject to work upon. They deter
mined to secure Steele’s farm, which ad
joined one owned by Stain. Cromwell and
young Stain went to Steele’s place one day,
taking with them a bottle of whiskey, in
w hich hud been put a heavy dose of arsenic.
When Uiey reached Stacie's house they en
gaged the old man iu conversation and
offered him a drink of the poisoned whisky,
which ho look, and died soon after. It was
part of the scheme that young Slain should
marry Steele’s daughter, live with her a
little while, and then kill her and secure the
farm; but the young man refused to carry
out his part of the plot, and so it fell
Another murder was committed in a simi
lar manner. A man named Hammond
owned a farm adjoining Stain’s, which the
latter coveted. Stain determined to mur
der him The gang went to his place with
poisoned whisky and found the farmer busy
in his barn handling an uglv bull. The
animal pinned Hammond to the barn, but
did not injure him. The poisoned whisky
was administered and Hammond died. The
gang made it appear that the bull had in -
flicte I injuries which caused the farmer’s
death. Stain failed, however, to get posses
sion of the farm.
About 2.0 m men will be at work in the Brook
lyn navy yard by the last of October.
IE 3 . BARRETT,
S3 WEST BROAD STREET.
Horscshoer. General Blacksmith k Wheelwright
I AM now prepared to do all kinds < f Ltnilding
and He* during of CARrtIA'JRS, HL’GCIKN
TRUCKS, WAGONS, etc. CAKHIAUK PAIN !
INN and TKIM.MINO done in the iw\st stx 1 * hv
an exjierlHtieo-l workman. All I want in li rriai.
1 and Tv eoiiiiviition in either workman ship or
EXLEY.—Died. at Savannah, Ga., on Friday,
Oct. 21, 1887. Carriic. infant daughter of Frank
A. and Alice 13. Exley. Will be buried in the
family burying ground at Turkey branch
(Methodist) Church, four miles above Spring
field, Effingham county. Georgia, THIS (Satur
day) AFTERNOON, at 4 o'clock.
MOORE.—Died, at Scarboro. Gu., on the 19th
inst., Each Aitt ait Moobk, in the (kid year of his
“Rest, weary pilgrim, rest.”
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ULMER'S LIVER CORRECTOR.
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“Farewell to thee, Atlanta,
We ail bid thee adieu;
We may make a trip to some day,
But we ll never come back to you."
To the air “And don’t you forget it.’
The President and his wife
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merged in rain and red mud,
and gone up in a “balloon,”
but the old reliable
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progressive conservatism. We
take the lead in our direct im
portation of Pianos, Musical
Instruments and Toys.
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THRESH MEAL and GIUTS in wliito sacks.
F Mill stuffs of all kinds.
Georgia raised SPANISH PEANUTS, also
CUV. PEAS, every variety.
Choice Texas Kisl this! . roof Oats.
SjKX'ial prices car load lots HA V and GRAIN.
Prompt attention given all orders and satis
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THREE NIGHTS, COMMENCING THURSDAY,
OCT. 20. SATURDAY MATINEE.
APPEARANCE OF MR.
KE PC X E,
and an imposing company selected from the
the ranks of the best, legitimate artists in
America, under the direction of Mr.
ARIEL BARNEY, iu the follow
ing BRILLIANT REPERTOIRE:
THURSDAY NIGHT HAMLET.
FRIDAY NIGHT RICHUEU.
MATINEE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
SATURDAY NIGHT RICHARD HI.
Seats ou sale at DAVIS BROS.
Next attraction: Mac Collin Opera Cos., Oct.
26, 27, 28 and 29.
FOUR NIGHTS, OCT. 80, 27. 28 AND 29,
The Mac Collin Opera Comique Cos.
Grand Chorus and Ensemble of 35 Voices.
MISS HAAS, Miss (Millard, Mins Hall, Mr.
Branson, Mr. (iaillanl. Mr. Mac Collin, six
gt&rs.large augmented orchestra.in tbe following
sparkling reportoire: Wednesday and Saturday
nights, ‘ BEGGAR STUDENT;" Thursday night
and Saturdav matinee, “MERRY WAR;'’ Fri
day night, “FRANCAIS, THE BUTE STOCK
ING." This company has met with such uni
versal success in the Southern circuit that
managers of theatres have insisted upon and
secured return dates for the present season.
Read the Atlanta papers. .‘Seats now on sale at
Next attraction, “Odell Williams," Oct. 31st.
Grand Complimentary and Classic
MATINEE AND PIANO RECITAL,
BY THE CELEBRATED SWEDISH PIANIST,
1. Sonata, Piano and Violin Beethoven
Professors Dahlberg and Leon
o Piano Solo 1 “• Adagio Beethoven
- 1 hol ° ! ft. Fantasie Liszt
3. Concerto Chopin
4. Violin Solo, Elegie Ernst
(a. Piano Solo, Scherzo Chopin
b. “ Impromptu Schumann
5. c. “ Sylvia Dell it km*
j and. “ Gondoliers Liszt
[e. “ Home, Sweet Home. Dahl berg
The superb Chickering Pianos have been
played in public concerts during the season of
l88<)-*87, almost universally preferred by all the
eminent artists, indorsed by Prof. Dahlberg and
used by him in all his famous recitals.
No tickets. Free to all. Reserved seats for
ladies. Performance will'commence 5:30 p. m.
sharp at LUDDEN & BATES SOUTHERN
MUSIC HOUSE PIANO WARKBOOMS,
Charleston and Mil
Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15m, this Com
pany will sell round trip tickets to
By following Trains and at following Rates:
By train leaving Sundays only, at 6:45 a. m.; re
turning, leave Charleston at 3:35 p. m., same
day 51 oo
By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 a. m, ; re
turning, leave Charleston Monday morn
ing S2 00
By train leaving Saturday at 8:23 p. m. ; return
ing, leave Charleston Monday morning. $2 50
By train leaving Saturday at 12:26 p. m.: return
ing, leave Charleston Monday morning.. $3 00
Tickets for sale at WM. BREN'S, Bull street,
and at Depot. E. P. McSWINEY,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
J'JUIUNG our annual visit to the Northern
markets this year we have added many
new Delicacies, and now offer a stock which for
its variety and excellency of goods cannot he
surpassed South. Our prices will be satisfac
tory. and the best attention given to all who
favor us with a call or their patronage.
A. M. & C, W. WEST.
Choice Mixed Pickles and
Chow Chow by the quart.
Rock Candy, Drip Syrup,
and a first-class stock of Staple
and Fancy Groceries, at
Mutual Co-Operative Association,
BARNARD AND BROUGHTON ST. LANE,
ARTISTIC STORE FIXTURES. CABINET
''OKK. CI-.DAR CHEST. Mate Wants. Ask
fw PamphlO. Addru< TERRY SHOW CASE
CO., Nashville, Tima.
\M\m\ Brand Condensed Ailk.
A Pure Milk i.'onariwu to a syrupy consistency.
AT STRONG'b DRUG STORE,
• ionic,• Bull and Perry struct a,
Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 24 & 25.
Marvels of Fashion!
And the latest productions of
London, Paris, and our own
WATCH THE DATES AND BE
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NEVER WILL SUCH A SIGHT
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S is always our aim every winter, we have
tried to get the best variety in HEATING
STOVES, and think that when our assortment
is examined this will be conceded us. All winter
goods connected with the Stove trade can be
had from us in abundance.
LOVELL & LATTIMORE.
SHED OAT S.
Rust Proof Oats, Seed Rye,
And all kinds of VEGETABLES and FRUITS
By svery steamer.
25 Cars Oats, 25 Cars
50 Cars Corn.
GRITS, MEAL, CORN EYE BEAN, PEAS,
and feed of all kinds.
155 BAY STREET.
Warehouse in S., F. & W. P.'y Y ard.
T. P. BOND & CO.
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
75 BARRELS APPLES;
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POTATOES, TURNIPS, CRAPES, PEAVV*
LEMONS, BLACK EYE PEAS (new),
HAY AND GRAIN,
SEED OATS, SEED RYE,
BRAN, FEED, etc.
Close prices on large lots.
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r rn in
Forest tii? Ills.
w K are making an extra quality of GRITS
and MEAL, and can recommend it to the trade
as superior to any in this market. Would b
pleased to give special prices on application.
We have on hand a choieo lot of EMPTY
SACKS, which tve are selling cheap.
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