0p L * ad Plpe * to
fy6t YanXeo WltU.
(1n I'ri.ice avenue, near its upper end,
k , m ,< distance back free she street, and
y , , : rove of beautiful native and orna
mental tree* and in a wilderness of choice
i,rubbery, sits one of the queerest shap-
j house* mat the eye ever rests upon.
l, js built somewhat after the style of a
Swiss cottage, only more so, and while
it looks queer and unusual, at the same
tunc there is a rustic beauty about the
■dace, and such an evident display of taste
,nd refinement, that one never wearies
0 f looking at it. Although the house is
apparently a cottage, being built on that
order, it is one of the costliest and best
constructed and arranged. residences in
oar city. The house was designed b}
the mother of Miss Mary Franklin, the
artist, and cost $20,000 to complete. The
timbers in it are all of heart pine and im
mense size, and everything about the
house of the very best. The walls were
tirst varnished, then painted and var
nished again, and are as fresh to-day as
if just from the painter's brush. The
entire first floor can be thrown into one
room. No pains nor expense were spar
ed to render tins house as near perfec
tion as the skill of the architect could
reach. Mrs. Franklin was educated at
the North, and was a schoolmate of Har-
rot lleecher Stowe; but she was devoted
to the South, and during the war, when
ammunition was very scarce, lore the
lead pipes that carried hot and cold
water all over her house out and pre
sented them to the Confederacy. They
were moulded into bullets, and with
these missiles was the battle of Shiloh
SITKRISTEX DENT ELECTED.
Prof. Branson, From tbe Old North State.
The Hoard of Education met at the
University Hank yesterday evening, for
tile purpose of electing a Superintendent
of the free schools. A full hoard, with
the exception of Mr. Charles Stern, v as
present. There were two applicants for
lie place from Athens—1’rof. Orr and
.'I- Mitchell. There were also appli
cants from Massachusetts. Illinois, Ohio,
Kentucky. Maryland, Florida and Ala
bama. Each one of the applicants were
well recommended, but Frof. E. C. Hran-
son, of Wilson, North Carolina, was
elected, with a salary of $],;>UO a year.
I'rof. I'.ranson is a scholarly gentleman
and will make a good Superintendent of
the schools. The time of the board was
taken lip in reading tbe different applica
tions, and it took them some time to get
through with their business.
A-THEjSTS, GEORGIA, TTXESDA.Y, MARCH 9, 1886.
THE STOCK LAW IN ELBERT.
A Decision Which Seems Favorable to the
* Pence Men. " v
EtmcRTox, G*4 March 1.—-Last Satur
day the celebrated stock law case came
up for a hearing Wore Hon. George L.
Alma?.d, ordinary. The case had been
to the supreme court on a bill for prohi
bition, and was sent back by that tribu
nal to the ordinary,Tor him to declare the
result of the election. The trouble in
the case was that part of the vote had
been consolidated and returned to the
ordinary, which part gave “no fence'’ a
majority. After elaborate and exhaust
ive arguments by Messrs. W. M. Reese
and M. I*. Reese for the fence party and
Messrs. F. H. Colley, Joseph F. Worley
and John P. Shannon for the “no fence”
party, the ordinary granted an action di
recting she superintendents of the elec-
tien from the several precincts to assem
ble on the 16th of March and consolidate
the vote of the whole county. This is
in effect, a decision in favor of the “fence”
party, unless some of the precincts
should he thrown out for irregularities
in the election. Several of the militia
districts of the county will probably hold
elections on the question as early as prac
POLITICS IN HALL.
Judge Brown will hold Habersham
court for Judge Kstes while Judge Estes
goes to ] Lawson for him. F.ach has the
congressional fever in mild form, and de
sires to circulate among the dear people.
Col. Candler has injured himself in the
introduction of a hill to pension the sol
diers of the 1st Georgia regiment. This
was a hand of thieves, cut-throats and
bushwhackers that infested this section
during the war. Nearly all of them were
deserters from the Confederate army.
Most of them were captured in Bucktown,
Gilmer county, and about twenty of them
taken from jail at this place, carried near
New Holland Springs and shot by some
Confederate soldiers in November, 1864.
—Gainesville Correspondent Augusta
There will he four public school build-
I in*s erected in Athens—in the first and
j third ward for the blacks, and second
Turner Latimer Fatally Wounds Ed Bolton . and fourth for the whites. 'I he one in
OtiLE i ilORPK.
— Tue Murderer at Larqe.
I.knisutov, Ca, March J.—Sundai
morning about nine o clock Turner Lati
m- r, colored, had an altercation with on«
l,i Bolton, colored, on
: .elate W. A. < unnun
miles from town. Turner, it seems, or-
d- red said Ed out ofhis yard or he would
attack him. Ed, refusing to obey said
mandate, began abusing Turner, where
upon Turner picked up an ax laving near
him, and with it struck Ed a terrible
blow just below the heart with the butt
end of it, knocking him down. Turner
then left for parts unknown, .as yet no
wai rant has been issued for his arrest.
Ed died to-day.
BANKS COUNTY ITEMS.
East Athens will he for the negroes. The
buildings will he completed ami finished
exactly alike, built after the same plan,
ami will cost about .$4,000 each, besides
the plantation of ! furniture. The localities we last week
ham, about four ; published are the ones selected, and all
four lots will only cost the city $1,100.
The colored people must hear in mind
that it is the Citizens’ ticket aldermen
who are doing this, and are giving them
the same showing as . the whites. The
next election will show if they appreci
Mrs. Joe Gunnels, the daughter of Rev.
Win. Parks, died yesterday with heart
disease. She was a very estimable lady
Bushrille and I)»vi<J’8 districts will
vote on the fence question in a short
time. They arc two of the most fertile
districts in the county, and will go for no
fence by a large majority.
The farmers are complaining of being
behind with their preparations for a new
There are very few negroes in the
county. They have all emmigrated to
the west. Farmers who once owned fif
ty and a hundred slaves could not r.ow
find a half dozen.
DEATH IN BANKS.
Mrs. Gnnnels, wife of Rev. Joel P.
Gunnels, and sister of Rev. H. H. Parks,
presiding elder of the Atlanta district,
died at her home near New Salem church,
in Banks county, Monday morning, of pa
ralysis. She ilitl her domestic duties
Friday last ami seemed more cheerful
than usual; was stricken of paralysis at
night and died after an illness of only one
day. She leaves a husband and large
family to mourn her loss. This leaves
only three children living of the late Rev.
William J. Parks. She was a faithful
wife, earnest Christian and loving moth-
THE UNION POINT & WHITE PLAIN8 RAIL
Atlanta, Feb. 28.—It now looks pret
ty certain that a railroad will soon he
built between Union Point and White
H»ins. (’apt. Harry Hill, of the Geor
gia railroad, who was for years conductor
on the fast passenger train between here
and Augusta, has retired from his posi
tion to devote all his time to the building
»*f the road between Union Point and
White Plains. Capt. Hill has wealth,
pluck, energy and youth. These prom
ise success in any of his undertakings;
so the road may now he regarded as as
Mr. Prince Hodgson has a little setter
that is the smartest dog in the state.
The carrier of the Banner-Watchman,
when he gets to Mr. Hodgson’s house,
gives a shrill whistle, and the dog comes
to the gate and as soon as the paper is
thrown over, he picks it up and
carries it in to Mr. Hodgson. He is very
proud of his accomplishment.
MUST HAVE MEAT.
A one-horse farmer living near Win-
terville, set fire to a brush heap to run a
rabbit out The wind wa 4 * blowing and
the brush heap set the woods on fire, do
ing considerable damage. One of the
farmer’s neighbors asked him why he
set fire to the brush heap, and he said
that the rabbit was meat, and he was
very much in need of that commodity at
* RIGHT MOVE.
Mr. Smith, Oglethorpe’s big farmer,
has bought a 100-horse power engine,
with which he will operate his oil mill
and fertilizer works, his cotton gins, saw
mill, Hour and grist mills, and other ma
chinery. It will save the hiring of a half
dozen engineers, and is an economical
move in the right direction.
Two harmless incurable lunatics, or
idiots, have been received at the pauper
farm from the asylum. They are a
brother and sister by the name of Gully.
They were sent to the asylum from this
county before the . ar, and under a re
cent act of the legislature were returned
as harmless and incurable.
AN EPITOMIZED HELL.
Horrible Atrocities Practiced in a Convict
Cartersville Courant: We give
below a letter written by a convict,
a young Whiteman, whose name we
withhold for the reason that there is
no protection between him and the
rackcity and ctuelty ol the lessees
except the profit his labor mav bring
to them. If the State of Georgia
had been half sc> careful of her own
interests as she was hasty in giving
over these poor unfortunate human
beings to people who are mainly in
terested in pulling the last farthing’s
worth of profit out of their bodily
labor, we should not be compelled
to lav these bare facts before the
public, desparing as we do of a rem
edy until the State’sforbearancc will
endure it no more. The poor con -
vict who laid these horrors before
his attorney is as helpless as a Sibe
rian exile under the knout. He was
sentenced for receiving stolen goods,
nnd sent to Smith’s camp, in Ogle
thorpe county. We will give his
letter in full, followed by our friend’s
Macon, Ga.,Feb. S.—Dear Sir:
I give you the facts regarding the
cruelty which was carried on in J.
M. Smith’s camp in Oglethorpe
connty, six miles from Winterville,
form March 4th, 1SS5, to Mav Sth,
John Martin, who complained of
being sick and unable to work, was
whipped, two men holding him
close to the grand with a laige leath
er strap mv!c ol three-ply -ole
leather. He was struck 175 l.ishes.
Burrell, a negro boy,was whipped
until he was disabled for work for
John Bell, Lindy Moore and one
other,whose name I have forgotten,
had the skin whipped off their hips
in places as large as a man's hand.
The places were raw and sore end
I called Mr. Towets’ attention to it
While piling manure 1 ; the horse
lot, five others wire bucked
and unmercifully beat: n. T hey re
ceived from 150 to 225 lick- each. I
counted the licks. I was inside a
crib assorting seed corn.
Jesse Pollock and John Lar.c were
cruelly treated — whipped almost
On the first of May my jaw was
broken and I was unmercifully beat
en because 1 reported them for their
unhuman treatment to the prisoners.
1 was told by guards and convicts
that Gilmore Johnson, who did all
the whipping, shot and killed a
negro man tor no other reason but
becau.e relused to pull down his
trousers to be wlvpped the second
time tor the same offense. This was
in June. 1SS4. It is impossible to
write it alt,but this is some specimens
ol their ctuelty.
Now we give an extract from the
letter enclosing the above to the
“I enclose you statements made
by a man, at presen: in the prniten
tiary. He was tried and convicted
of receiving stolen goods and went
to the camps. Afterwards his >ela-
tives took the case to the Supreme
Court. A superstdius being gran
ted, he was released. The Supreme
Court relused to interfere in his
case, and he has been returned to
the penitentiary. Smith’s camp is
the one reported to the Governor by
Dr. Westmoreland. The convict
who wrote tne letter is a young white
man with good connections in this
11 these things are true,these must
be a remedy somewhere. It cannot
be possible that our Christianity and
civilization will longer tolerate this
horror in our midst. The state must
redeem her name and honor. It will
be remembered that a Georgia Leg
islature refused to grant a separate
camp for women, or a reformatory
prison for young criminals. Even
Legislators on the floor of the House
sneered at such a humane effort, de
nouncing it as a shemc to “fix up a
Kimball House lodging for con
Some newspapers ofGeorgia.es!-
ling themselves Democratic j lurnals
arraying themselves on the side of
inhumanity (perhaps stimulated by
the substantial help from the lessee
lobbyists.) and tney became so bra
zen in their support as to claim th
THE DEADLY DYNAMO-
Circumstances Surroundlnt tbs Evansville
Case—"Uy God, I Am BbocFvdl"—Tbe
singular Effects ol tbe Deadly and Invis
ible Fluid-One Shock Will Kill a Thous
Evansville, Ind., March 2.—
The peculiar and fatal accident
which befell Edward Oliver,an em
ployee of the gas and electric light
works, of this city, is still engaging
public discussion. The facts gath
ered at the coroner’s inquest are as
It is an established rule that em
ployes, while working about the
machines, shall keep their unoccu
pied hand behind them to avoid an
accidental completion of a circuit.
A screw in one of the brushes be
came loose, and Oliver was taking
it out to replace it with a new one,
when he startled Superintendent
White witha cry. Turning to where
Oliver stood, Mr. White saw him
grasp his left hand and exclaim:
“My God, I am shocked!” Mr.
White hurried to the spot, and, see
ing Oliver standing there with a
death-like face, asked him how it
happened. Oliverattempted to an
swer, then closed his eye s and reel
ed blindly forward. Mr. White
caught him, but the stricken man
appaiently revived and attempted
to walk from behind the dynamo,
but staggered and fell.
It was not thought that he had
sustained any injury, but had mere
ly fainted. Water was dashed ovei
him, when tie opened his eyes,
gasped once or twice and then be
came quite still. Dr. Corley was
summoned, and responded immedi
ately. The unfortunate naan was
still quite warm, but Dr. Corley,
afier a thorough examination pro
nounced life extinct. Examination
showed on the forefinger of the
rig >t hand a small black hole, ap
pearing as though punctured by a
pin, on the left hand, which com
pleted the short circuit and caused
the fatality, was a deep burn, run
ning diagonally across the
third and little finger. Another pe
culiar feature of the affair was that
death was not instant. The dyna
mo supplies light for fifty six arc
lights, and generates sufficient elec
tricity to kill one thousand men in
A Distressing Tragedy.
Cattletsburg, Ky., March 2.—
Intelligence has just reached this
place of a most distressing tragedy,
which occurred on Marrowbone
Cteek, in West Virginia, last Sat
urday night. An individual by the
name of Rev. J. N. Pickelseiiner,
who claims to be a preacher, has
been teaching school at the above
named place, and the school closed
He was celebrating the event by
a big drunk Saturday night. Colo
nel Bennett, the midget, and
sleight-of-hand performer had the
school house engaged for an enter
tainment, anil while it was in pro
gress Pickelst inter rode up to the
door with a shotgun on his shoul-
derand demanded admittance. This
was refused him and the doorkeeper
shut the door in his face. Enraged
at such action, he fi-ed both barrels
through the door, killing Colonel
Bennett, the midget, instantly.
Robert Hamilton, aged seven years,
was badly shot, and died in a few
Four other persons were wound
ed, and it is thought they will all
die. As soon as he fired Pickel-
seimer turned his horse and left tbe
scene under a full head of speed.
The denizens are searching the
country in a body for him, and
should he be caught they will lynch
BETBAYAL AND DOUBLE DEATH.
gad Sequel to aassuuradoat Attachment at
Dahlonega, Ga., Feb. 26.—A
gloom was cast over village a few
days ago by reports of the ruin of
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.
Strickland, of this place. She was
only a little more than 13 years of
age, an only daughter, anti a gener
al favorite with all who knew her.
Her betrayer was Cris Conroy, who
died here six months ago, a book
keeper for the F. W. Hall merchan
dise company. He was a talented
young man, and well liked by his
employers and also much respected
by all his associates, and much sor
row was expressed at his death.
He hoarded at Mr. Strickland’s,
and the* ^treated him very kindly, as
they did their other boarders. Mrs.
btrickland took care of him in his
last sickneks, little dreaming ot the
Hark deed done to their only little
daughter. Six months after Mrs.
Strickland called in their physician,
C. H. Jones, and he was obliged to
tell the mother of the sad condition
of the daughter. The mother, al
though heart-broken, consented to
be merciful to her child and let her
go away with het father from her
schoolmates and young associates
for a time. Sunday evening Mrs.
Strickland received a telegram from
her husband that she was dying.
The secret so well kept at once be
came known to all, and sad indeed
were those who knew the young
girl only to love her as a modest
and unassuming child, as it were.
She left a little girl only a few hours
old. She was brought here for
burial, and to-day old arid young,
playmates and schoolmates, stood
around her grave and shed tears of
sorrow at her sad death.
A HEW INVENTION.
Mr. Frank Edwards, one of the model
farmers of Oglethorpe county, has in*
Tented a corn and pea planter. He had
it on exhibition yesterday at Hodgson
Uros*. store, and it was pronounced by
every farmer who saw it to be the best in
use. Mr. Edwards is a farmer, and
knows exactly what they need.
QONE TO NEW YORK.
Captain Harry Hill, so well known as
a conductor on the Georgia road, left for
New York Tuesday morning, in the in
terest of the White Plains and Union
Point Uailroad Company. He will be
absent several days.
A LARUE PURCHASE.
We learn that Senator J. M. Smith has
purchased a half interest in Perkins' saw
mills, below Augusta.
A GHOST-HAUNTED COMMUNITY.
The Scene of a Triple Tragedy Said to be
the Home of Perturbed Spirits.
From the New York World.
New Haven, Feb. 28.—The res-
idents of Killingworth, a quiet little
village on the Sound, ate very much
exercised over a haunted house. On
a loneri road near the centre of the
town stands an old house of pecu
liar construction. It was in this
mansion that a decade ago Mrs.
Horace Higgins cut the throats of
her three children while they were
asleep. They were buried in the
village churchyard and, although
the other graves there nre covered
in summer with an abundant growth
of grass, not a blade ever grows on
the graves of the children.
Their mother was adjudged insane
a d confined in a room overlooking
the graves, and every night until
she died she would stand at the
window gazing on the clock in the
church tower near by, moaning and
craving pardon for her crimes.
For many years the house had the
reputation of being haunted, and it
almost continuously remained ten
antless until last summer, when the
Ray family, of Boston, took it as a
summer residence. The first night
they slept there the two tenants
were nearly scared to death by the
apparition of a woman in white
standing at their bedroom window.
Loud and unearthly noises echoed
through the house. The next night
Mr. and Mrs. Ray say they saw the
apparition, and they promptly gave
up the house. Recently these facts
were learned by the villagers, and
since then several weird sights have,
it is said, been seen in the old man
DRIVING OUT CYPRIANS.
Large buttons are still the rage.
Flounces are entirely out of fash
■" Torchon lace in all colors is entire
The short spring wraps will have
long front tails.
Dresses are trimmed with lots of
little ribbon bows.
Scarfs of fine whitelawnare again
India silks will be much in vogue
the ensuing season.
Round hats will he more worn
than bonnets this spring.
Canvass with lace border for
trimming is one of the novelties.
Rich oriental embroidery is used
for vests for silk dresses.
Many dresses are made with long
waists pointed front and back.
Ginghams with tufted spots are
shown in all the leading colors.
Jets and fancy beads ot all sorts
are still favored adornments.
Blouse dresses are still the most
popular styles for young children.
During the summer hair will
continue to be worn high on the
On the new spring parasol a rib
bon bow is tied just under the han
Birds and ornaments,but no flow
ers, is the spring millinery man
Fringes in all colors are formed of
twisted strands of very narrow
Ivory white vests are worn with
velvet, silk or fine wool basques of
Feathers are liked even better
than flowers in the coiffure on cere
Velvet will be largely used this
spring for trimming wool and silk
as well as cotton dresses.
Collars and dresses will be higher
than ever this spring and cut per
fectly straight on the edge.
Persian lawn is much in favor for
white summer dresses; it is inexpen
sive, and washes well.
Velvet skirts will be worn this
spring with a great variety of cos
tumes for street or house wear.
Bonnets for visits and the theatres
are dainty capotes, fastened with a
single string and jewel brooch.
Barege is one of the leading
fabrics tor spring wear and is shown
in finely woven and in opea work
Marabout feather fringe is a grace
ful, pretty trimming, much.used on
handsome evening wraps of rich
French percales are shown in
beautiful designs and colorings.
They are in plain and coral stripes
and set figures.
Gray suits with red velvet skirts
are much worn in New Y'ork. Red
velvet toques accompany such cos
Ginghams in blue, tan, brown
ecrue and cream, richly embroider-
eied, form entire dresses with vests,
collar and cuff of velvet.
Mountain cheviots,soft and heavy,
are excellent for mountain and sea
side wear. They are in stripes and
checks and cheviot effects.
Whole breadths of netted beads
or passementerie, on which heads
are strung from the underdresses of
handsome black costumes.
Y’ellow ve vet is still prodigally
used on many of the most charming
of evening toilets. Two shades are
used in making bows for tulle
TURNING NEGROES WHITE.
Hows “Fly" Yean* Man la Trading on Col
ored People's Vanity.,
The police department has been for
some time past endeavoring to get
between its official thumb and fare-
finger a sharper, who has been for
the past two months swindling the
negro population of this city by
working on their credulity and’their
desire to become white. The man
is described as tall and thin with
negro features but white skin. His
swindling consists in vending among
colored people a preparation which
he tells them will bleach the black
est skin to a Caucasian white.
He refers to the different freaks,
Gen. Sherman attacks Gen. Frye
again in the North American Re-
who call themselves “leopard boys,” vlew
as samples of the effect of his lo
tion and tells gullible colored peo
ple that it is through his “anti-black
oleachine” that the “leopard boys’ ”
skin have become white. He sells
the “bleachtne” at $i a bottle or six
bottles for $5. Assurances are given
that a dozen bottles will have the
desired effect if the purchaser will
only persevere in the application ac
cording to directions. There’s where
the swindler is right, for if it be true
that all the angels are white the ap
plication of six bottles of ‘bleachine’
would give the blackest of the
black-a-moors a skin of dazzling
whiteness with a pair of white wings
a harp and a crown thrown in.
The effect of succumbing to the
desire to become white may be seen
in the colored district of down town,
where dozens of darkeys go with
their faces swarthed in greased
cloths. The cause of the swarthing
was explained by an old darkey the
“Dish yer white nigger soil me a
bottle o’ stuff dat he said would
would tu’n my brack skin white. I
mus’ jest pour same ob de 'bleach
lime’ in a sassah an’ rub it on de face
wid a ha’drag. I ’ud git jest as clar
a ’plexion as a—a—w’ite lady. I did
jest as he told me, an,’ bless ye, hon
ey, I jes’ t’o’t I win rubbin’ a nacid
on my pooh face. De skin all kim
off an’ I felt like I wuz burnt in de
fiah. Y'er kin jes’bet ef I wuz to
keep ’plyin’ dat stuff I’d a-gone to
hallelujah lan’. It ’ud take a Florida
man-eaters hide ter stan’ de burnin’
in o’ dat med’ein’.”
The swindler reaped a harvest of
dollars : n a very short while, hut
has not been seen lately in the same
neighborhood for the second time.
J. Menko, clothier, Atlanta, has
failed. Assets 810,000.
The public debt was reduced $2,-
500,000 during February.
Mr. E. W. Martin is Atlanta’s
new police commissioner.
The senate has rejected two of
the President’s nominations.
Hon. B. E. Crane’s property in
Atlanta brought fair prices.
A dry house at powder works in
Dayton, O., blew up, killing three
A BRUTAL EXHIBITION.
Tbe Killing Traced to Rev. sum Jones:
Millkdgkville, Ga., March 2.
The killing of Marshal .Haygood
Saturday has given a bloody culmi
nation to one of the bitterests con
tests over prohibition yet conducted
in Georgia. As explaining the
feeling that led to this sta’e of
things, both parties charged the
other with inciting the riot and
bloodshed. The prohibitionists
brought Sam Junes here, and he de
livered a speech and pleached a
sermon The anti-prohibitionists
allege that he advised the prohibi
tionists to be ready to fight.should it
necessity of more brutality, more 1 be fo,,nd necessary, in order to se-
in'iumanity and more vicious treat- ! cure lhe Piling of their votes, and
ment j that he even recommended they
f sueh sentiments could be open- ! should go to the polls armed with
ly set forth in ot.ierw.se decent I P'S’ols. The prohibitionists admit
newspapers, is it to he wondered at I ‘ hat J*' n es made use of some
that J.M. Smith’s camp has become j s,,ch expressions, but they insist
NO MONEY IN CONVICTS.
Wc learn from good authority that Hon.
James M. Smith last year lost over $10,-
OOO on his convicts. He had just pitch
ed his crop when measles broke out in
his camp, and for several weeks his en
tire force was down. When they got
able to work the crop was badly injured.
OUR NEW HEAD.
To-day the Banner-Watchman appears
with a new head, the old one being not
only badly worn but out of style. We
think the new one is quite tasty. We
have also ucw ones for the Sunday and
Weekly editions. We wish the editor
could order a new head as easily—one
without « bad cold in it.
Never Heard of Death.
From the Marietta (Oa.) Journal.
We are told that in the mountain
fastness of North Georgia, where
the locomotive whistle has never
been heard, where the “worm of
the still never dieth,” and the mis
sionary has not preached, that there
aremen and childten who cannot
read, never heard ot Jesus Christ,
his mission or death, know nothing
ot Sunday schools, or the proper
observance ot the Sabbath, or what
Christmas means. It is related that
when a man’s 13-year old daughter
died up there not long ago, the fath
er bent over the corpse, with weep
ing eyes and lacerated heart, and
exclaimed: “She did not know
there was such a thing as death.”
5>he had never seen anybody dead;
>he had never been taught she had
to die, knew nothing of the shad
owy land of eternity, heaven or
hell; yet thousands of dollars are
•nnually collected from the people
tk *5?* 10 Christianize the “hea-
then Chinee," while in the moun-
Win seeluiions the rough and illiter-
e inhabitants scratch the ground,
» n Aj th * dter , harb the trout, make
li ? drink ‘heir whisky, and are ob-
htioua to the gospel of Jesus Christ
We lesrn that the Knights of Labor
are organizing lodges in every district in
the county, mainly among the blacks, and
are preparing for a hard fight for both
city anc county officers. The negyocs
say they will get $1 a day for farm work
next year, and board besides.
Prof. White was down to sec us yes'
terday, and says his position toward the
negTO on the peasantry question is mis
understood. He did not advocate run
ning these people from the country, for
there is land enough for all to work. Let
the negro remain and take his chances.
FOR THE CHAMFI0N8HIF.
The Oconee county hunters claim to
be the best shots, and to have the finest
bird dogs in the state. There is a prob
ability of a big hunt between several
parties living in Clarke and Oconee for
the championship of the two conntiea.
The Messrs. Scofield yesterday rented
Mr. Moss’ hotel at Tqllulah Falla. It is
reported that they will also run hotels at
Gainesville and ML Airy. We did not
learn how long the Tallulah Falls hotel
was leased for.
Mrs. Holly Csrter, an aged lady of
upper Oglethorpe county, died last Sun
the head centre of barbarism and
unnecessary cruelty to prisoners?
The leading journals of Macon,
Columbus and Augusta cleared their
skirts, and advocated a house ot
correction for the unfortunate chil
dren who are hardened and corrup
ted by association with veterans in
vilainy, but the little understrappers
(some of whom we are reliably in
formed took a fee of $5 to change
sides on the Railroad Commission,
yelled like they were paid the by line
in behalt of the convict lease sys
Now, in view of all these facts,
what ia to be said of our pulpits,
which moan and sigh oves Chinese
ignorance, and are perfectly “mum”
on this great crying shame of Geor
Here in our midst white men and
black men ate punished like dumb
brutes by vicious “trustees,” them
selves olten the grandest scamps in
the corral (and as in the case of the
white convict shot in the Chattanoo
ga river by a negro fiend, himself
sentenced for a more villainous
crime,) there is whitewashing, ex
culpation and apology in high
places, because the lessees are pow
erful in politics and vindictive in re
Saipan Bones In Mexico.
A correspondent from Mexico
City writes: “While excavating for
the planting of some trees in front
of tne Cathedral the workmen un
earthed great heaps oi human
bones. Americans who viewed the
grinning skulls were a little horri
fied at the. manner in which the
bones of human beings were han-
died. For more than half a day
they lay in the sun, exposed to the
gaze of the curious but unsympa
thetic crowd. Toward night they
were hauled off and deposited on the
level land as fertilizers. Some claim
the bones are of pi iests or victims of
the inquisition, while others say
they are of a more ancient origin.
The ground close to the Cathedral
was once the site of the Aztecs’
greatest Teocalli, or temple of hu
man sacrifice, and many claim the
bones are remnants of the Aztecs.
They would certainly have furnish
ed a study for Eastern people, but
they caused hardly a second thought
to the Mexicans.”
hat he meant the prohibitionists
should stand firm for their rights,
nd nothing more. Immediately
after the terrible tiagedy such ex
pressions as these were common:
“It was Sam Jones’ work,” and
“How will Sam Jones leel when
he hears to what his incendiary ut
terances have led?”
A dispatch from Macon, Ga.,
makes similar charges that Mr.
Jones incited the prohibitionists to
A Han Publicly Malned In a Wrestling
A dispatch from Chicago,Feb. 16,
“The papers this morning com
menting on the wrestling match be
tween Lewis and Soratchi, declare
that it was not sport in any sense
of the word, but that it was unmiti
gated brutality. Arms have been
broken, shoulders put out of joint,
hips dislocated, ankles sprained,col
lar-bones broken.and other accidents
fully as serious have happened iu
wrestling bouts while trying various
locks, but that never in the history
of wrestling that a big hulk of a fel
low straddled a weaker and smaller,
twisted his legs back until his an
tagonist was completely at his mer
cy, and then with cold blooded,mal
ignant, brute ferocity, deliberately
snap off the ankle with a wrench
that would almost snap a bar of
A Horrible Tragedy.
Aiken ,8. C.) Recorder.
On the night of February iqth, a
colored man by the name of Wm.
Craftonjiving on some land bought
from Hon. G. W. Turner, about five
miles from VancJuse, had hi* house
and contents destroyed by fire, and
also his son and daughter burned
into ashes. Their ages were be
tween twelve and sixteen. Thete
was another young man about
twenty three years of age that also
was burned to death. He lived, we
understand, in Barnwell county,
and was boarding with Crafton, and
going to school at the Betris Acad
emy. It seems that there were fif
teen persons asleep in the house
that night, and if a pistol, which
was in a bureau drawer, had not
been discharged several times just
when it did, all of them would have
been hurried into another world
without a moment’s warning, and,
as it was, they barely escaped with
their lives. The three that were
burnt never woke nor moved from
their beds. It is supposed that the
house caught from the fire place by
means ol a broom that was left
standing near a bed after sweeping
the hearth just belore retiring.
An Effort to be Hade to Improve a Dlsrep-
Atlanta, Ga., &arch i.—The
prohibitionist victory is about to be
followed up with the aboilition of
the houses of ill repute. About
three months ago a real estate agent
went to the proprietresses of two
well known places of this character
in the city and offered a handsome
sum for the propeity. Both were
sold at $18,000. The women were
told that they could keep the houses
at a rental of $250 monthly until
they were asked for. They thought
that with such high rent they would
never be asked to give up the prop
erty. They have been notified,
however, that they must vacate in
lorty-eight hours. They can get no
other houses conveniently located,
and it is thought that forty women
will be turned loose on the city. It
transpires that the property was
bought to put toother use, and thus
to raise the valuation of other prop
erty on the block whiclwwas injured
by the location of these houses. The
purchasers own most of the block.
Fred Douglau' Family.
A Washington Special.
Frederick Douglass, the colored
Recorder of Deeds, for the District,
was one of the attendants at the
President’s reception last night. He
had with him a young mulatto girl,
his wife and her sister. As the ven
erable Fred approached the Presi
dent with the colored girl on his arm.
Col. Wilson, of the army, who was
making the presentation, announced
in a loud voice:
“Mr. Frederick Douglass and
“No, this is my grandaughter,Mr.
President,” said Frederick, correct
ing Col. Wilson. “This is my wife,”
said he, introducing a demure look
ing white woman, attired in a black
silk gown ornamented with a broad
The ladies of the receiving party,
as well as all within hearing of Col.
Wilson’s voice, turned their atten
tion to the remarkable couple, and
it is sale to say that Fred Douglass
and his white wile received more
general attention and comment than
any other couple present.
The Penally Fits the Crime—A Negro Lynch
ed on Account of a Gross Outrasre.
Spartanburg, March 2.—Abe
Thompson, tha negro committed to
jail here Sunday tor a felonious as
sault on Mrs. Lancaster, near Glenn
Springs, last Friday, was taken
from the prison last afternoon by a
crowd ol citizens without disguises
and carried to a grove on Main
street, about half a mile from the
court hduse, and hanged to a limb
of a tree' He was about twenty
years old and of a most brutal coun
tenance. He acknowledged the
crime and said he deserved death.
Suspended mills are starting up
Oil miners have struck it rich in
Ultra republicans are trying to
kill the Blair bill.
Gov. McDaniel Defines His Position.
Atlanta, Feb. 2S.—Within the
last few days a number of the
friends and followers of Gov. Mc
Daniel have called upon him and
suggested to him the propriety of
declaring his position on the ques
tion of his being a candidate for re-
nomination. The question' of his
eligibility was a'so laid before him,
but upon that as well at his candida
cy he remained as silent as the
While a Piute youth was asleep
under a tall tree in the Eel river
region, California, a huge nut fell
with such force straight down on
his upturned temple as to kill him
lasaas Tfirongli Hunger.
Erie, Pa., Feb. 25.—A most dis
tressing care of starvation was dis
covered here at an early hour this
morning. Frederick Saunders, wife
and two children came here from
Cleveland a month ago, and, being
unable to find employment and be
ing without means, was sorely dis
tressed. For several days be refus
ed to eat anything, giving his share
of food to his wile and two famish
ing children. His hunger and die-'
tress overcame him, and this morn
ing he became a raving maniac,
tearing his hair out of his head and
attempting to kill himself. The
case has excited the profound sym
pathies of every one.
Samuel Davidson, of Corydon,
Ind., failed tosupply his family with
enough wood to keep them warm.
A lot of his neighbors seized him,
tbe other evening, hitched him to a
sled, and forced him to haul wood
night. When He lagged he was
well whipped with limber switches
Helena, Mont., Feb. 27.—Win.
S. Moore and wife have been lound
dead in their house on the Benton
road, about 45 miles south of
Helena. Appearances indicate that
Moore first shot his wife and then
himself with a Winchester rifle, and
that a terrible struggle took place
before death. They leave three
small children, who were away at
sehool at the time of the tragedy.
A good fat sheep was grazing in
afield near Mount Pleasant, Pa.,
when a big bald eagle swooped
down upon it like a lightning bolt.
It buried itself so deep in the sheep’s
hack that it could not release itaelI,
and the sheep ran home, when the
immense bird was captured.
An old pine tree recently cut near
Merriwether measured 315 feet in
The colored people of Georgia
own 600,000 acres of land, and pay
taxes on about $10,000,000 of prop
The four-year-old daughter of
Dan Jaricks, colored, living near
Ilogansville, fell into a well fifty
feet deep, and was drowned before
help could be given.
In the yard of a farm house at
Augusta there is an old oak tree in
appearance, but, instead of growing
acorns, there are miniature forma
tions of a singular nature. The
usual cup of the acorn, and by which
it is attached to the limb, is present,
but is about the size of a pea, and
contains four small seeds. Birds
flock to the tree in great numbers
and feast upon these seeds.
Some years ago there lived in
Greene county a much esteemed
citizen who, if he were living to
day, would have no use for a tele
phone. Without any apparent ef
fort he could make himself distinct
ly heard a distance of five mites. It
was a common thing for neighbors
living two and three miles ‘to hear
the orders to his hands in the morn
At Milton, Friday, J. M. Dodds
complained of lack of employment,
and Pink Mayfield proposed to
give him 75 cents to carry a brick
all day back and lorth from the pub
lic well to the church, a distance of
a quarter of a mile the round trip.
Mr. Dodds accepted the offer and
carried the brick the entire day,
making over 80 round trips in tne
day, and receiving his pay at night..
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The Cuibreath lynching trial at
Edgefield, S. C., has been contin
An unknown man was found
frozen to death in New York, Tues
In Ontaria a man went crazy
from reading the Bible and killed
Some of the manufacturers in
Missouri are discharging all Knights
The treaty of peace be'.ween Ser
via and Bulgaria has been signed at
Prominent democrats say Cleve
land is killing democratic chances
The inhuman treatment of con
victs in Alabama is a subject which
has aroused indignation.
An attempt was made to assassi
nate Dr. Blewitz, Paris correspond
ent of the London times.
Steps have been taken to secure
the permanent location of the State
agricultural society near Atlanta.
The two eldest daughters of-
James G. Blaine have joined the
Catholic church within the last year.
Sam Tones has received a black
eye in Chicago. The congregation
took issue with him on the subject
Rev. Sam Jones is in the prints
defending himselt against charges
of responsibility for the Milledge-
The exodus of negroes from the
South has only begun. Thousands
are preparing ’,to move westward
during tne present season.
There was a $20,000 collision on
the Central road, Ga., at station iz£.
No one hurt, but two passenger
Boston, March 2.—°arscn
Downs last night severely beat a
Post reporter who has unearthed
scandals affecting him.
The McCormack works, in Chi
cago, opened Tuesday—<540 men at
work. Strike over. McCormack
carried his point and will continue
to hire non-union men.
Atlanta, March 2;—Within the
past eight months there have been
between fifteen and twenty escapes
from the penitentiary camps of the
Four negroes are now being tried
in Nashville for the murder of the
A vagrant negro has been arrest
ed in Chattanooga who ravished a
little white girl.
Emperor William is confined to
his room suffering from a contusion
of the left thigh.
William Gifford, Charlotte, N.
C., and Richard J. Fitzgibbon, Ma
con, Ga., suicided.
One purchase of 10,000 bushels of
corn at 40c created excitement in
the Chicago exchange.
Hon. Henry W. Hilliard has been
invited to deliver the Toombs eulo
gy before the supreme court
Atlanta’s tax assessors say they
will have to increase the value of
property, and the people are mad.
The Lowndes county jailor had
a desperate tussle with four priso
ners, but came out victorious.
The Missouri and Arkansas di
vision of the Texas and St. Louis
railroad, at public auction, brought
Charleston, S. C., Fqb. 27.—
Charlotte Williams, daughter ot ex-
Congressman Small, has been found
dead in a cabin from exposure.
Simmons and Bacon are going it
neck and neck. They are watch
ing each other like hawks; wher
ever one is, the other is gathered to
Mr. George A. Peet, manager of
the Gullet Cotton Gin factory, ?t
Anite, La., was seized by a tnob of
masked men, tied to a tree and bru
Monroe, Ga., March 1.—The
prohibitionists are getting up a pe
tition for an election. There is not
a retail bar in the county, and it is
thought there will be no serious
A. J. Coursen, of Waco, Tex., a
student attending the Atlanta Med
ical College, attempted suicide with
laudanum because he did not get a
diploma. He was pumped out and
Walter J. Duffy, a lad, died of
injuries said to be inflicted by two
playmates, who threw him down
in Tompkins’ square, N. Y., and
took his roller skates from him.
The young assailants were arrested.
A Georgia gentlman who had
business at the White House a few
days ago, said to me last night that
the President spoke freely of the
•‘glorious old party,” and predicted
the sate election ot a democratic
administration to succeed his own.
Cain Jackson, col., at Walton
court was sent to the penitentiary
for eight years for assault with in
tent to murder. Walton county is
out of debt, and has a surplus in the
treasury, after paying for a new
court house and jail.
Columbia, March 2.—George
McNeary waylaid and shot Mr. D
Henry Wheeler, one of the wealth
test and most quiet citizens of Pros
perity, last evening just outside of
that village. The wound is thought
not to be fatal. McNeary is a negro
Newburgh, N. Y., Feb. 27.—
Archibald Meyers was frozen to
death last night while walking from
Newburgh to Montgomery. He
was a brother of James E. Meyers,
who was yesterday on trial here for
cutting the throats of his wife and
her paramour. The deceased was
in attendance at the trial and miss
ed the train.
The notorious J. E. Bryant is in.
Washington after something.
Green peas from six to eight
inches high in the gardens of Al
An exchange says “a great many
cats were sown last week.” It meant
There are 231 agricultural socie
ties enrolled at the. agricultural de-
Pig iron is made in twentv-nine
states, and Georgia is the fou. .eenth
Mrs. Jonathan Fountain, of Wil
cox county, killed a hen the other
day that weighed 18J pounds net.
The last license issued to sell li
quor in Putnam county will expire
about the 15th of February, 1SS7.
Mr. Elijah Lingo, of Irwinton,
has a scuppernong vine that bore
fifty bushels of grapes last year.
Six black bears have been killed
in the Cohutta mountains in the
last two months. The mountains
are said to be full of them this season
Dr. A. G. Haygood states that
there are 1,000,000 negro children
at school in thfc Southern states,and
of the teachers for them 15,000 are
A pond in Glasscock county went
dry recently and the Gibson Enter
prise says ths decomposed tadpoles
in it were sufficient to fertilize thor
oughly one acre of ground.
Capt. J. B. Reese has suspended
the publication of his paper and
sold the material to Rev. G. W.
Fears, pastor of the colored Bap
tist Jchurch* in Eatonton, who will
run the Middle Georgia Banner.
While John Thomas was letting
down a piece of curbing for a well
by means of a rope, in Twiggs
county, the other day, he was jerk
ed into the well, falling a distance
of thirty-eight feet. Strange to say
he was unhurt.
Sam Emanuel, the negro, who
was cut with a scythe blade by
Peter Taylor, in Sandersville, Sat
urday, has died Irom his wounds.
They had been wrestling, and Tay
lor became so enraged because of
defeat, inflicted the wounds as stat
ed. He fled.
The family of Mr. L. H. Legg, in
Pike county, came very near being
seriously poisoned a few days ago
by using rat poison about the house.
By some means the poison got into
the meal bin, and when the family
ate the bread they were poisoned,
but not seriously.
There have been some recent
and valuable findings in gold-bear
ing districts in Cherokee county,
N. C., on the waters of the Hiwas-
see river, and also in Georgia, just
over the North Carolina line. As
say of these ores average as high as
$75 per ton.
Johnson county claims a pine
tree on which is grown acorns. The
Wrightsville Recorder says: “Thick
ly perched upon every twig and
bow are to he seen these acorns,
varying in size the same as they
flourish on their parent stem, the
oak. Interspersed here and there
upon the tree are the original pine
One of the truly loyal editors of
Chicago put out the report that Sam
Jones and Sam Small were the
worst kind of “unrepentant rebels
down in Geoigia.” Small replied
that he was only 10 years old when
the war broke out, and that Sam
Jones was only 13, and that they
had both repented of all the sins of
which they were conscious of hav
The boycott against the Constitu
tion is practically at an end, and has
been without effect. The Constitu
tion has paid no attention to the
“boycott,” but has patiently await
ed the time when the Knights of
Labor would discover that they had
been misled in the matter and the
time has arrived.
Brownwood, Tex., Feb. 27.—
Three masked men entered Cam
eron & Co’s office last night, made
the cletkt hold up their hands and
then secured $1,500. The robbers
left as suddenly as they had come.
As they departed they were fired
upon by one of the clerks. One of
the robbers was killed. He proved
to be a painter, who was well
known about town.
Prominent membersof the Young
Men’s Christian Association in At
lanta are prosecuting all saloon
keepers who sell drinks to minors,
habitual dtunkards and persons un
der the influence of liquor. Mon
day Jack Kelly, a prominent saloon
keeper, was found guilty of selling
liquor to L. H. Mason while under
the influence of strong drink, and
fined one hundred dollars and costs.
Chicaga, March 1.—The Mc
Cormack Reaper Works resumed
operations this morning, 150 men
reporting for duty. Great crowds
were in the vicinity of the works
early this morning, and to their
presence is ascribed the fact that a
large number did not apply for
work, through fear of intimidation.
A 1 nrge force of police weae o n
hand to preserve order, and arrest
ed three or four men who were
noisy and aggressive. The men
locked out ware very threatening
until dabbed by the police. Trou
ble is feared.
Secretary Whitney has given a
prompt denial to the malicious re
port that he and Mr. Manning were
conspiring to get Garland eut of
the cabinet. Garland does not in
tend to resign.
Piedmont, S. C., March 2.—W.
King killed his wife by cutting her
throat this morning, and afterwards
killed himself with the same instru
ment, orphaning nine children.
Poverty was the cause.
Mr. J. H. Ladson, of the Rich
mond & Danville railroad, was
painfully injured in an accident on
the 24th inst., near West Minster,
S. C. The muscles were torn from
his right leg.
The thawing breeze that follows
the blizzard is known in the North
west as a “chinnok.”
General Hancock used to say that
Sheridan was “a whirlwind with
Gunpowder was known and can
non used in China nearly 3,000
The Vance family, sixteen in
number, draw $25,320 per year in
Henry Gtoss, who lives in Kan
sas, is eighteen years old, and never
until recently saw a fruit tree, rail
road or telegraph line.
It is thought that a dozen shots
from the new German bomb, charg
ed with dynamite shells, would de
stroy the strongest fortifications in
Mr. G. W. Ormsby died at Ro-
berdell Mills, N. C., Friday night,
Irom the remote effects of trost-bit-
ten feet, which misfortune he suf
fered during the war.
Sidney B. Holt, of Alamance
county, S. C., killed the monster
beet of the season last week. The
animal, when dressed and weighed,
pulled down 972 pounds.
The wicked story come* from
Paris that a sausage-maker there
displays a placard in his window
announcing: “Every link carefully
inocculated by M. Pasteur.”
Ada C. Sweet, formerly pension
agent at Chicago, is said to be the
most attractive member of the of
the Woman’s Suffrage convention,
whose session she has been attend
ing at Washington.
At Whistler, Ala., on Wednes
day, a mechanic named Bailey went
into John Holland’s bar-room in a
drunken condition and vomited on
the floor. After he had fallen asleep
Holland shot and billed him.
A colored man named Austin
was accidentally killed in Prairie
Laurent, La., Wednesday night,
while telling a tree to catch a coon.
A dismembered limb of the tree
struck him in the stomach, produc
ing instant death.
Petroleum is found in a number
of places in Overton county, Ten
nessee, where it oozes from” the sur
face, forming what are called oil
springs. A want of transportation
prevents the development of the in
Within two miles of Winder, N.
C., Mr. Archie McCraney milked a
cow last year each morning and
evening, getting a gallon and a half
of milk a day, and with the same
animal he plowed a corn crop du
ring the milking period, and made a
hundred bushels of corn.
The message of Presidant Cleve
land to the senate, in which he
states in positive terms his refusal
to submit to the demands of that
body for private papers bearing
upon suspensions which he has
made, is the most striking docu
ment which he has yet prepared.
His reply to the senate committee,
which made the formal demand
threatening to force him to terms
by refusing to ratify his appoint
ments, is made in such pointed and
positive terms as to leave but one
alternative, if the majority report of
the committee expresses the senti
ments of the republican senate. In
his message the President, in stat
ing his position, defined that of the
party to which he belongs. ,
The body of Major John H.
Hughes was recently disinterred at
Edgefield, S. C., where it has been
buried fourteen years, to be placed
by the grave ot his wife. When
the coffin lid was raised the dead
man’s face was found to be natural
and apparently as well preserved as
on the day of burial.
A few days ago J. W. Acord,
with five of his children, tried to
cross Mulberry creek, near Coal
Hill, Ark. The creek had swollen
by the melting snow, and the wag
on floated and became uncoupled,
the wagon bed turning upside down.
Mr. Acord succeeded in saving him
self and three of the children, but
the other two, a boy ten and girl
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