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2 A DAY WITHOUT A DEATH FIFTEEN NEW PATIENTS ON THE LIST, HOWEVER. Tho Weather Still Sultry and No Abatement in the Disease Noticed It Begins to Invade the Country—. ho Quarantines and Cordons Pass Inspection Satisfactorily. Tampa, Fla., Oct. 28. — Fifteen new eases, with no deaths, is the record for the past twenty-four hours. Three patients are in critical condition. The weather is hot and sultry. The disease is reaching out in the country. There is no sign of its abate ment. Dl’VAL's HEALTH BOARD. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 28. --Not hav ing a full attendance this afternoon tho Board of Health adjourned till to-morrow so the full board can act on t lie commit tees’ reports. There will be two reports presented and great interest is centred on them. During the time tho quarantine camp at Plant City has been in operation there have been eight eases of yellow fever and one death. This illustrates well how thorough has been the guard there, and also how important it is to keep it up. The Leesburg anu Tavares Base Ball Clubs piayad a game at the former place to day for trie Tampa sufferers. Thirteen dol lars was secured. Drs. Kenworthy and Bacon, the special committee appointed to visit the Tampa cordon and quarantine, returned this morn ing. Leaving here Wednesday noon on the la-t mail, they reached Lakeland that night. There they found Dr. Caldwell waiting for them, and after supper they drove down to the quarantine camp, six miles be low. Tho scene there was weird in the extreme. The comp is located in the pine woods, with the tall, stately pines looming up in all directions. On elevated platforms, covered with earth, which were arranged through and around the camp were burning huge fires fed by resinous pine knots. The snowy white tents gleaming through the trees, iit up by the tar-reaching flames. and the shadows cast by the one wooden building, conspired to convey the idea of a hunting camp more than tliut of a picket post against a most insidious and deadly foe. After being thoroughly shown the workings of this camp, where only three suspects are now held, the party proceeded two miles further anil inspected the railroad hospital. No cases of illness of any character were found there. Dr. Kenworthy carefully examined the building and hmitccominodations, and ex presses himself ffs well pleased with what had been done. The party then returned to Lakeland and remained over night. At *i o’clock yesterday morn ing, by the kindness and generosity of the South Florida railroad officials a sjiecial train was at Lakeland subject to their orders. They took first a run over the Pemberton Ferry branch of the South Florida to the Hillsborough river and Dado City. There tho >■ found the quarantine re strictions perfect, mid Dr. Kenworthy said to the News reporter this morn ing that he considered it very satis factory, and with some suggested changes and additions perfectly safe. After inspecting that section they retraced their steps, and taking the southern extension of the Florida Southern, were soon whirling on toward Bartow and below. They went to the southern quarantine station at Bowl ing Given,and examined the line carefully as they went. The mounted guards ail assured the committee that the country through out that section was nearly all under water, and that there was i’t the slightest chance in the world for a refugee to pass through, unobserved. After viewing the si; uation as thoroughly as possible the committee re turned to Lakeland and took^the,night train for home. Dr. J. G. Bulloch, of Savannah passed through hero the other day bound for Tampa, as he had volunteered to serve for the war. He arrived there at night and the next day took the return train for home. Dr. (’indwell's sharp-; yod guards caught him, and he is now serving his fifteen days quarantine at “Hotel do Caldwell, ’’ South Florida. The doctor says Dr. Wall “bull dozed” him, but all the same the medicos, as well as tho others, are en joying the joke. Among the new eases at Tampa to-day is Charles L. Billings, formerly of Sanford, and a prominent Pythian. GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY. The Governor Vetoes the Bill to Pro tect Oysters and Clams. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 28. —The Governor has vetoed the bill to protect clam and oyster fisheries by prohibiting the bivalves being taken in certain ways and in certain seasons, etc. The bill was submitted to the Attorney General, who gave it a thorough examination. The reason assigned for the veto is that it does not provide proper ma chinery for carrying the law into effect, and further because there is no limit fixed to the pecuniary penalty, which is uncon stitutional. In pursuance of a resolution of the Gener al Assembly approved Oct. 24, 1887, Treas urer Hardeman to-day in the presence of witnesses destroyed by fire 410 #IOOO, 7 per cent, bonds with forty coupons attached to each. Two hundred and si <ty-eight were of the issue of 1008 under the Bullock adminis tration, and 148 of the issue of 1873, under Gov. Smith. These bonds were all signed up, but for some reason not on record in the Treasury were not put on the market. The rosters of the Twenty-eighth Bat talion of Sharpshooters, Majs. J. J. Cox and Richard H. Wlately; the Second Battalion of Georgia Volunteers, Majs, Hardeman, Jr., and George AV. Hose and K. J. Moffatt; and Fourteenth Regiment, Col. A. V. Brumby. Felix Price and R V. Tolsom, were received by Adj. Gen Kell this morn ing from Mr. Munroe. the State’s agent, en gaged on the work at Washington. Before leaving for Ohio tin* Governor ex tended for ninety days the respite of Henry Pope, which expires Nov. 2. Pope is the negro sentenced to be hung in Chattooga county for rajie. No motion for anew trial was made at the trial, hut at the last term of court anew trial was granted on extraordinary grounds, it being claimed that Pojie is innocent, and another negro, who is in custody, guilty. The Governor has pardoned Silas Ivy, a negro convicted ill Bibb Su|ierior Court of manslaughter in 1883, ami sentenced to five years. Application for pardon was made nine months ago. The following Supreme Court decisions were handed down to day in Fulton county cases. Giles Moore vs. the State. Reversed. Bully Orlernas vs. the State. Affirmed. Mrs. S. L. Solomon vs. Mrs. E. G. Tarver. Affirmed. Conelia Wilson vs the State. Affirmed. Ed. Bailey vs. the State. Affirmed. A THIEF IN A FATAL TRAP. The Owner of a Store Placed a Gun With a String on Its Trigger. Athens, Ga., Oct. 28.—Ben Cochrane, a prosperous merchant of Oconee county, has been suffering very much lately from par ties breaking into his store and considerably decreasing his stock. A broken window in the store caused Mr. Cochrane to suspect it as the entrance of the thief, so on last Wednesday he loaded a double-barreled shotgun, placed it at a convenient point in the room and tied to the trigger a string which he passed by the window on the in side of the store.' Pretty soon, it ap pears, Bam Jones, a negro, living in the vicinity, wishing to replenish his pantry in u cheap way, entered the window, pulled against the string and received the two loads in his left side. Jones staggered off a few' steps, but fell dead. Cochrane is not blamed in tRc least, as every man has a right to protect himself against thieves. FLORIDA’S METROPOLIS. Death of a Negro Politician—The Pus sell Case Continued. Jacksonville, Oct. 28. —Rev. C. H. Pearce, better known as 15ishoff Puree, a no ted negro politician was buried here to-day. At one time he wielded more influence over his race than any other man in the South ern States. He cauie to Florida from the Bahamas during the late war and located at Tallahassee, where he held several impor tant offices in reconstruction times. He was a power in politics, and nidi'll the “car pet-baggers” to a very great extent, llis influence then ever the negroes was almost unlimited, and his plans were implicitly carried out by them. When that element went down he fell into obscurity and of late years has been unknown. The case against Maj. Russell for timber depredations, continued from yesterday, was continued in court this morning. All the government witnesses were examined, and the cast* was adjourned till Nov. 11 to enuble testimony to be taken for tho defend ant. The ease is against the firm of Kppin ger & Russell, but as the former is in New York, the latter is the only one who could be arrested. It is stated that the govern ment has a strong eas i against th firm. The milling intere-ts of the firm are at Olustee. but the warrant charges that the depredations were committed in Columbia county. Special Timber Agent J. M Dell, of Gainesville, made the arrest. Tho complaint specifies that 1,40 ft pino trees were cut from govern ment land. Col. C. F. Hopkins, who was injured in yesterday’s accident on the Florida Railway and Navigation loud, is doing very well, hut is still in a precarious condition. The muscles of his back are badly sprained, and other injuries are report and. If fever and inflammation can be kept down, the doctors will tie hopeful. All the other injured here are doing well and w ill be out in a week. ENFORCING LICENSE TAXES. The lice.ise tax is working up the busi ness men here to quite a pitch of—-well, profanity would nearly express their feel ings if not their opinions. One hundred and seventy-five copies of arrests were issued yesterday against those backward in paying this tax. Several of them appeared before the court this morning, but us_the extra cost tax expenses of $7 r>o was added to each, they all refused to pay, and said they would employ counsel and fight it. This “bright creation ’ of the last Legislature makes it a misde meanor for any person to carry on or con duct any business for which a license is re quired without first obtaining such license, and it also provides that it shall ho the special duty of the Tax Collectors amt County Judges to report to the Comptroller and State’s Attorney any violations of this law. The safe in a business office off Bay street was mysteriously robbed last night. The front door of the office was locked this morning when the store was opened, and the safe door also was locked. But. never theless the sad fact remained that $224 in Uncle Sam’s promises to pay had disap peared during the night. Certain parties are suspected and the police have them “on the list.” The safe is an old fashioned one and opened with an iron flat key. No violence was used, and it is suspected that the party under espionage hod access to the key. There is some mys tery to the affair, and the party in charge desired the name suppressed, as it would aid in the arrest of the party suspected. , KILLED BY ALCOHOLISM. A Covington Man’s Spree at the State Fair Ends in His Death. Macon, Ga., Oct. 28.—A. L. Davidson, of Covington, lies dead in his room at the Brown House, having died a few moments after midnight. Last Saturday Mr. David son registered at the Brown House, and that evening paid his bill. Manager Mitchell thought ne had left the city, but it seems that Mr. Davidson continued to remain at the hotel, and very probably confined him self closely to bis room in an up per story, and in the great rush and excitement of the State Fair his presence was not noticed among the iarge number of guests. The supposition is that he hail been drinking heavily and stayed several days in his room without eating any thing, and consequently became very weak. Yesterday afternoon about 8:2*0 o’clock he came out of his room and started to walk down staire, hut stumbled and fell down the steps, and cut a severe gash on his head. Dr. \V. C. Gibson w*as summoned, and administered tp his relief and gave the necessary medicines to bring him from under the effects of the liquor. Manager .Mitchell and Mrs. G. C. Brown, the propri etress, did everything in their power for the comfort and care of the unfortunate man. They extremely regretted the accident, and left nothing undone that could administer to his relief. At 7 o'clock last night Dr. Gibson again called to see his patient and found him in a sinking condition and stated to Manager Mitchell and Mrs. Brown that Mr. Davidson would probably die before morning. Just at 12 o'clock last night Dr. Gibson was summoned by telephone to come immediately to see Mr. Davidson. The Doctor left home instantly, but before lie could reach the Brown House, Davidson had breathed his last. Dr. Gibson gives it as liis opinion that death was the result of alcoholic poisoning. Manager Mitchell tel egraphed to the Mayor ot Covington to know what disposition should be made of the body. The Mayor replied that he had telegraphed to Mr. Davidson’s sister at Con yers for instructions. It is probable that the remains will bo shipped to Covington to-night. Circulars found among Mr. Da vidson’s effects at tho Brown House show that he was traveling in the interest of the Davidson fertilizer. FOUR DAYS OF RAIN. The National Jockey Club -in Hard Luck at Washington. Washington, Oct. 28. —This was the fourth day of the fall meeting of the Na tional Jockey Club, and the fourth raiuy clay. The events were as follows: First Rack.—For three-year-olds and upward. One mile Favor won, with Hu mum second and Young Duke third. Time 1:45t(. Second Race.—Handicap sweepstakes; six furlongs Stuyvesaut won, with Hess second and Sum Harper, Jr., third. Time l:lt>ki- Third Race.—Potomac stakes tor three-year olds: mile and a quarter. Kingston won, w ith Dunlyne second. Time 2:13. Fourth Race Handicap sweepstakes. One mile and a furlong Florence 1. won,* with Royal Arch second and Wilfred third. Time l-.ftOM- Fifth Rack Purse S6OO, for three year olds and upward. One and one-sixteenth miles. Danner Bearer won, with Maggie Mitchell sec ond and Ten Strike third. Time 1:5215. The races for to-morrow have been postponed until Monday. FINE WEATHER AT NASHVILLE. Nashville, Oct. 28. —The weather was pleasant and the attendance about 3,000. The events were ns follows: First Rack.—Three-quarters of a mile. Tommy R. won, with Khody Pringle second and Bixby third. Time 1:2144. Second Rack—Five eighths of a mile. Orange Girl won. w ith Out Step second and Round about third. Tim.'l;(tj. Third Race Seven-eighths of a mile. White Nose won. with Dark Ilall second and Frankie Louise third. Time 1 Fourth Rack Five eighths of a mile. Cupid won. with Col. Owens seeoud and Bill Sterrit third. Time. 1:0044. Messenger Smith’s Big Rewards. Austin, Tex., Oct. 28.—J. E. Smith, the express messenger, who recently killed two train robbers near El Paso, was paid #2,000 yesterday by orderYif Gov. Ross, us a reward for his act. Smith will probably get $2,000 more from the express company, and SI,OOO from the railroad company, making a total of $5,000. Locomotive Engineers. Chicago, Oct. 28. —The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will hold its next meeting in Richmond, Va. THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1887. BUSINESS STILL BRISK. SEPTEMBER S EXCESS, OF COURSE, HAS A LITTLE EFFECT. Collections Much Better Than Was Predicted a Week or Two Ago -Con servative Indisposition to Undertake New Enterprises Reported in Many Quarters- Fair Progress in Settle ments. New York, Oct. 28.—R. G. Dun & Co.'s review of trade for the week says: “During the past week, and during the month, the volume of business has diminished some what, as is natural at this season; but the October trade, In some branches and sec tions, falls behind that of the same month last year, a fact partly explained by the un usual volume of business in September. The dis rihution of goods purchased does not quite meet expectations, and collections are still slow or but fair in many quarters, I hough the situation in that respect is more favorable than it appeared to he a week or two ago. Demands for accommodation from the West and South are still frequent, and the demand for money from this point has not reared, though it has lessened in volume, partly because many balances have been drawn dawn to a minimum, and some ap plications for accommodation have been re fused. Tho exchanges still reflect fair ac tivity in trade, and railroad statistics show a movement of products large for the season. Conservative indisposition to undertake new enterprises lias appeared vice Julv, and has brought a timely check in railroad building, real estate operations, and some branches of manufacturing. LIQUIDATING PAST OPERATIONS. “Consequently liquidation of past opera tions is now the feature of most interest. If that, progresses satisfactorily the outlook for an excellent trade in the future is good. Thus far the returns indicate fair progress in settlements in most branches of trade, and at most Southern and Western points, but some exceptions are noted. At several localities where real estate speculation had become excessive a year ago failure to make second payments is now producing a reac tion with severe losses to many. All over the Southwest there are many holders of real estate paper who are seeking pay ments, not always with success. From most points this week’s reports indicate some improvement in collections, a fair ac tivity in business and diminishing stringency in the money markets. Distinct improve ment appears at Loulsviile, Memphis and Atlanta, The iron trade still hesitates, and tho market for other than the best grades is very irregular. Store inquiry for rails is noted, but orders are hot up to expectations, and there are reports of sales at SBB. The coal supply is short, and the Lehigh strike does not end. The miners are losing over $10,000,000 )<er month. The prices of cotton goods are firm and the movement satisfactory. The business fail ures throughout the country during last week number for the United States 198, and for Canada 28, a total of 210 against 201 last week and 202 the week previous.” CHILDREN’S DAY IN MACON. A Wing of the Rising Generation Passes Before Mr. Davis. Macon, Ga.. Odt, 28. —The fifth day of the fair was marred by the rains that have continued all the week, but great crowds of visitors poured into the park all day, and notwithstanding the disagreeable weather they have kept in remarkable good humor. Except as to weather the fair has been a splendid success and fully meets public ex peetation and pleasure. The display is ex cellent and the attendance has been enor mous. While the trains carried thousands from the city last night, this morning they also brought thousands into Macon, who spent the day viewing the sights. This was the regular apjxjin ted Children’s Day, when it was intended that many thousands of little ones should gather from all parts of the State to see “Jeff Davis.” President Northeu had sent telegrams to many of the cities and towns of Georgia notifying the people that the children would be reviewed by Mr. Davis. Des) ite the inclement weather a great host of i hil dren assembled at the hippodrome and passed in review before the chieftain. A RUNAWAY MARRIAGE. Parental Objections Proved Unavailing With an Augusta Girl. Augusta. Ga., Oct. 28. —Quite a roman tic marriage occured lure*to-day. N. T. Smith, of Goldsboro, N. C., has for some time been attentive to Miss Louise Dallis of this county. Her parents objected to mar riage. but the young people determined to wed at any rate, anil this afternoon the girl left her homo pretending to he going to visit friends. She was met by Smith seven miles in the country. They were married at Mcßeau and came to the city to-night. They are now at the Augusta Hotel, but will leave in the morning for Goldsboro, N. C. Two operatives of the Riverside mill engaged in a desperate fight this afternoon, one boing armed with a knife and the other with a club. Both were cut up terribly, and one, named Paine, is probably fatally injured. ltain continued to fall during last night and a portion of to-day. The river is sta tionary at this writing. Selling a Wrecked Bark. Pensacola, Fi.a., Oct 28.—The hull, masts, etc., of the wrecked schooner Sarah F. Bird were sold at public auction. Capt. E. E. Saunders bought the hull, and the other stuff was bought by miscellaneous parties. COON DOGS AND COONS. Uncle Efrum’s Hunt Through Swamp and Brake. From the New York Times. Baltimore, Oct. 31.—Two Southern Ma ryland darkies met at a croosroads. “Mose,” said one, "das a good rabbit dog o’ yourn.” “He was onct,” said Mose, “but he ain’t now. He’s got too proud. He's done had der imperdence to sot himself up lor a coon dog.’ To the country negro tile height of canine excellence is a good cuon dog. The greatest prize in the Queen’s register is a second-rate animal compared to tuts peerless creature. And all tho sports iu the world, from base ball to a colored cainpmeeting horse race, cannot equal a tirst-ciai-s coon hunt. It has not beau many years since the number of coon skins tacked lo a man’s barn door in the backwoods districts was one of the tilings by which his importance was esti mated. The sport still remains. It does not flour ish as it once did, but there is enough of the old-time enthusiasm ieft t > make Maryland coons cautious about life. These cool, crisp nights, witii just enough light to add weird dess to the experience are capitally adapted to the sport. There were three of us fresh from the city, and when we told Uncle Ephraim (pronounced by his family Uncle tilrum and generally abbrev {ptod into Uncle Epii) that wo wanted to go with him on a hunt he did not seem to take the suggestion. Vet eran coon hunters have no fondness for greenhorns, and at least two of us belonged to that category. “Is you willin’ to wade froo briers 'en mud 'en stay out 'till (luyhght 1” he asked. “We are." “Bery well, gent’men, berv noil. Rf you git too much of it it won’t be de ole man’s • loin’.” Eight o'clock was the hour agreed ujion, and at 8:30 everybody was ready. We, ot course, had on the worst clothes that we could get Kph was accompanied by three •olored men and four coon d"gs—thick pointed, muscular, short-legged animals of more activity and noise than beauty. These dogs kep up a ceaseless barking, and when the start was made they bounded away in full cry. With this noise and tho “Hi! Hi! There!” of Eph, and the banter of the ot her negroes things were lively and exhil arating. A coon hunting party spurns the conven tionalities of civilization such as roads and gates. From the start our progress was a great hurdle race over fences, ditches, and logs. We plunged on through the cornfield stout nearts and stumbling feet. The young darkies rushed ahead turning somer saults and making prize jumps like the acro bats that they were. When they got tired of that they unbosomed their souls in song with the yelping of the dogs for a chorus: Ite o!e man coon am a sly ole cuss, Git erlong coon dog now. 'En <ie lady coon am a loetle bit wuss, Git erlong coon dog now. Ob, we hunts’em w hell lie night gits dark, Git erlong coon dog now, 'En dey runs when dey bear de big dogs bark, Git erlong coon dog now. But, ’deed, mister coon it’s no use to try. Git erlong coon dog now. Fur when we comes out you’se got to die, Git erlong coon dog now. And sc* on until Eph called a halt. He was too old in experience to throw away ull his energy at the start, lie knew that it would be needed before tho night was over, and he cautioned everybody else to that effect. Then lie proceeded to tell us übout coons. A coon, he said, was the cleverest animal on four legs. He is as cunning as a fox, as patient as Job, anil as strong as iron. He bad more tricks than a ward politician, and more staying powers than a mule. His trail was cold and scentless. He led his pursuers through the thickest parts of the swamp and deep hollows, crosse i and re crossed streams, stopped a dozen feet from a tree, glided up to the longest brunch, and leaped five or six yards to the ground again, breaking the scent and putting the dogs to tho necessity of find ing it agaiu. The coon had a trick for every emergency and it must be a very bright dog with the keenest of noses who could follow his devious path. No wise coon ever went out on a bright moonlight night. Like the sinner, he preferred ways that are dark. One cause of this was his eyesight: another, his fear of his own shadow. “He knows’nuff ter sleep all day ’en den to spend de dark nights prowlin's arter other people’s property,” said Eph. “He atn a cur’ous critter ‘en a sly critter 'en he kiu fight like a cornfield nigger full of whisky.” \Ve had advanced a considerable distance in the woods, and we were stumbling over logs and getting castigated by springing limbs and branches to such an extent that conversation did not have the interest that it had on clear ground. There were several falls, of course, for our flickering torches did not disclose all the treacherous obstacles in our path, and involuntary gymnastics were the consequence. It was a queer torch light procession, and everything was inex pressibly weird. But with it all was an in tense desire to find a coon. The dogs were ahead barking spasmod ically. Suddenly the bark broke out into something like a yell; then it became stronger, louder, steadier. Eph was ail action. “Come on, come on. Dey’ve found him, doy’ve found himj’ he exclaimed, and forward we went in one great dash toward the dogs. Scratches, and falls, and mud did not stop us. Tho fuil stimulus of the excite ment was in our souis and we would go to that coon even if he were defended by four teen companies ot militia. It was a long chase. The dogs seemed to go in a half dozen circles and to plunge through the meanest part of the swamp, but we followed as if our livqs depended upon it. Eph was ahead, and his bo years appeared like so many leathers on his excited head. At last we reached a black gum tree, somewhat isolated in the depths of the woods. The dogs were under it barking furiously. “Oh, ain't dis luck ;” said Eph. “Got you a’ready, Mr. Coon. Oh! Ho! Ho! Ho! One o’ you niggers—Bill—climb de tree. Boys, git yer clubs. Ho! Ho! Mr. Coon! Shake him on dts side. Good bye. Mr* Coon! Hurry up. Now come erlong, Mr. Coon. Wow! The excitement was at fever heat. The noise of the dogs, the ecstasy of Eph, the hubbub of the boys, the applause of us all made a pandemonium that, should have scared an ordinary coon to death. We were all ready for the fray. Bill had climbed well up in the tree. “Uncle Eph,” ho stopped to say, “he’s a buster.” “Bless goodness! Shako hard! Let him come!’’ One shake; and no result. A second shake, and down conies a mass of activity as suddenly as one of Jove’s thunderbolts. It pitches on its four legs. In a twinkle there is a rush for it —men, dogs and clubs— all against one mad, snapping coon. It is a fierce combat despite its one-sidedness. The coon fights like a tiger. It bites one of the dogs, it eludes the descending clubs, it bears its part in the melee like a hero, hut its efforts cannot last; the odds are too great, aud just as it pauses one brief instant for breath a dub hits it squarely on the head and leaves it dead. Uncle Ephraim leaned back against the tree and caught his breath. Tiie rest of us wiped the perspiration off our brows and sat down on toe bushes. The dogs, too, looked as if a little rest would be welcome. That one coon lind given seven men and four dogs just about as much as they wanted to attempt, but, thanks be to for tune, victory and a 17 pound coon were ours. Our other experiences during the night were somewhat similar, except that the trails were more difficult and the coons— there were two more—were not so large. We tramped for miles, got scratched almost to pieces, and became well plastered with mud, but the excitement and the novelty fought off weariness until the return home. It was thou that we three from the city felt as if every bone and muscle in our bodies had decided to work no more. Tired? We were laarly dead. ]sut Eph and his fellow-dirkies seemed as fresh as ever, and the dogs trotted along ns happy ns colts in clover time. They were used to it and we were not. The old-time coon hunter is very proud of his reputation, and he likes to weave his experiences into pleas ant romances, lie always has n choice col lection of ghost stories to draw from, and in his midnight prowlings he meets with strange local itie-, inhabited by queer beings. His tales of the ghosts arc full of interest ing impossibilities. The coon is eaten mainly by the colored people. It is a great delicacy with them. A lull of fare that would make a eountrv negro happy in the presence of an earthquake is baked coon, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Coon has a very rich taste, and, when properly cooked and well served, it is a palatable dish. IMPRISONED IN A TANK. A Workman’s Hour and a Half of Peril and Agony. From the New York Sun. Paterson, Oct. 25. —Avery remarkable accident occured nt the Grant Locomotive Works in this city about 5 o’clock this even ing. Archibald MeFauden, aged 40, crawled into a water tank which formed a part of tiie tender of anew locomotive, in order to remedy u slight defect before the locomotive was sent out of tiie shop. He entered through the hole on top through which the tank is lided with water, taking with him, besides his tools, an oil lamp and a piece of carpet to put under his knees when he knelt oil the hard iron. The in terior of ttie tank is braced With rods run ning in all directions, and it is like making ones way through the meshes of a series of nets to move about in it. Mcl widen entered the tank a I suit 5 o’clock. A few moments afterward the other men heard smothered cries ami groans issuing from the hole, aud a little later a cloud of moke came out. The man had upset his lamp, set fire to his clothing and the piece of carpet, and was unable to make his way out. One aft *r Vnothe e ther men entered lho hole, but each immediately came out again choking and half smothered wi(h the •moke and gases given off by the oily flames inside. The shrieks of McFadden "for help made them redouble their efforts, but in vain. A stream of water was poured in to put out tbe tire, until it was found necessary to stop lest tbe water should drown the im prisoned workman. Then a stream of air was pumped in to keep him from suffocat *fhe affair caused the most intense excite ment. Hundreds of men gathered around the tank making all sorts of suggestions, and again and again venturesome men vol unteered to go m, but no one got his body out of sight Iwfore lie backed out. W. W . Evans, the manager of the company, offered SIOO reward for the man who would rescue McFadden, but it was of no avail. It was a physical impossibility to penetrate far into tbe tank. “Then,” said Mr. Evans, “tear out the top of the tank.” A hundred hammers and cold chisels w ere at once at work, and the rivet heads fiew in all directions. In fifteen minutes the stout boiler iron was torn away enough to allow the unfortunate man to be rescued. He was nearly dead when he was taken out, for he had been in the tank nearly an hour and a half, having gone in about 5 o'clock and been taken out at 0:3t) o’clock. He was fright fully burned about the legs and lower part of the body, and it is feared that he cannot recover. He was at once removed to the Sisters’ Hospital, where he now lies in a very critical condition. He had managed to put out the fire with the water that had been poured in, and the air forced in had saved his life, but heissuffering from shock. SAVED BY AN ALIBI. Jim Brown’s Wild Ride to Prove His Absence From a Scene of Crime. From the Cleveland Press. No man loved an alibi better than Jim Brown, known *i Ohio’s past history as “Chief of the Counterfeiters of the Cuya hoga” The band of outlaws dealt princi pally in bogus money,and their favorite way of escaping justice was by proving an alibi. The band was so numerous, s*> scattered and withal so loyal, that any sort of evi dence required to show that a defendant was somewhere else than at the place of the alleged crime at tlie time of its commission was always forthcoming from the mouths of witnesses who often stood high in their community for veracity. To prove au alibi Jim Brown once rode horseback from Pitts burg, Pa, to Boston, Summit county, Ohio, a distance of about 100 miles, in one night. The officers arrived at Boston, Brown’s home, a few hours after his own arrival. They arrested him. On his trial several witnesses swore that they saw him at sun down of the day previous to his arrest in Pittsburg. These witnesses also identified his hors*'. On the defense Brown proved by a score of good witnesses that he was at home at sunrise of the morning of his arrest, and that his horse was sleek and fresh that day as though it had not been ridden for a month. The court held that Brown could not have ridden the distance in the time and discharged him. But he did ride it and afterward told how it was done. Finding himself certain to be arrested if he stayed iu Pittsburg, on a certain night, he saddled his horse —a splendid animal —and as soon as it was dark started out on his wild ride of 100 miles. For the first thirty miles his horse kept bravely and steadily to his work. Then Brown noticed by tbe irregular reach and labored breath that the tirrible strain was telling upon his faithful brute. At the next tavern Brown procured a pint of whisky, and, putting half of it into a small quantity of water, gave it to his horse. Then on to the road again, his willing animal working more steadily. At every lull he would dismount and run beside his horse till it was passed, then on and away, to stop at the next tav ern to give his horse more whisky and water. In this way—galloping furiously along lev els, running on foot up and down hills, and stimulating his steed with all the caution a skillful physician would bestow upon a patient critically sick—he reached his Home before daybreak, where a confederate was found to devote his entire attention to the jaded horse, while Brown purposely showed himself to as many neighbors as possible, who testified as before stated. Fifteen years ago a great daylight robbery was committed in Hinckley, Medina county, Ohio. A farmer named Cray, was the victim. He was at home alone, tlie rest of his family having gone to a picnic. About noon, while going to the barn, he was met by two men coming from the direction of the wopds. The men were well-dressed. One of them called Gav bv name, shooks hands with and told him he had a warrant for his arrest for counterfeiting, displaying a badge on his coat. Before Gay had time to compre hend what was lining done he was handcuff ed.blindfolded and being led to the house,into which he was taken, placed upon a bed and tied down. A pillow was placed over his mouth and one of the robbers sat. upon it while the other commenced operations upon a small safe which stood in the next room. Failing to force the lock of the safe, the robber turned it upon its back and blew it open with gunpowder. The explosion tore a large hole in the ceiling and broke two windows. Securing $7,000 in Uuited'States bonds and sl,oiK) in cash, the robbers fled, as the picnic party, alarmed by the explo sion, was hurrying to the house. Gay was positive that he cou-d identify the robbers, not only by their faces but by their voices. He had seen them in broad daylight, face to face, and they had kept up a running fire of bantering talk while the safe was under going manipulation. Guy Foster, of Parma, and Charles Foster, of Brighton, a nephew of Guy, were arrested. Guy was the father of George Foster, shot a year or so ago by Patrolman Corner, in Cleveland. Guy and Charles were tried in Medina county tor rob bing Gay. Their defense was an alibi. Gay swore positively thut they were the robbers. Charles had a large number ot unimpeach able witnesses who swore that he was hunt ing seven or eight miles from Gay’s house at the time of the robbery. The jury thought that if Gay could be mistaken about Charles he might lie mistaken about Guy Foster, and both Fosters were discharged, and to this day the law has not entangled the knot. I*. p. p. The weather to-day will be fair For Sals bvAlJMsdici^r^rs. FUNERAL INVITATIONS. NELSON.—The friends and acquaintance" of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. 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In behalf of the annnal conference of the Afri can Methodist Episcopal church, which convenes here Dec. 14, 1887, at St. Janies' Tabernacle. This large body of ministers coming here will bring thousands of people from the surrounding cities, counties and States, hence a large -trade and considerable money to our city. Please help us to entertain them the eight or ten days they will be in our city. Whatever you con tribute to the support of the conference will be thankfully received and publicly acknowledged if necessary. M. R. WILSON, Pastor. NOTICE TO TEACHERS. An examination to fill the position of Assis tant Teacher in the Barnard Street School, will be held at Chatham Academy on SATURDAY, Oct. 29th, between the hours of 9:30 A. M. and 2 p. m. By order of the Board. W. H. BAKER, Superintendent. DIVIDEND NO. 8, Office of Mutual Gas Light Cos.. 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