WEELYK BANNER-WAtCHMAN TUESDAY MARCH i$S6.
rf u f neur»lffi». Rheumatism,Tooth-
rtin*. Bum#. Hliff Joints, Buntona, Con-
„iiacle*. etc., the Turkish Llnv
,ju*l- H will frequently relieve
-inutea. Saturate a piece of
aent, nod hold it to the fore-
\ burnt freely, and the headache will
FIVE YEARS’ SUSPENSION.
Biibop Beckwith Render* HI* Declslan--
Dr. Armstrong Suspended for a Termor
Atlanta, Uarch 5.—Bishop Beckwith
rendered his decision in the case of Rev.
J. G. Armstrong, rector of St. Phillip’s
Episcopal church, of this city, whose
trial on the charge of immorality in Cin
cinnati, was concluded a few weeks ago.
The Bishop ratified the findings of the
ecclesiastical court, and sentences Dr.
Armstrong to fire years’ suspension from
the pulpit. The report of the Bishop
has created great discussion in the city
and Cincinnati, and recrimination is being
indulged in by the Episcopalians to-night
Bishop Beckwith, in self-defense, will
publish the whole matter, which will
show conclusively that a great deal of
sympathy has been wasted on Dr. Arm-
AN INTERESTING BATCH OF NEWS.
nny one not 8*t-
* r u*iHg a bottle of this I Iniraent- It la
* r a •• a remedy Id the treatment of all
•* ' n Horse*, where tin* men ta are uaed,
..,».la Sprain*, Brulaea. Cracked Heels.
1 , >wernpy, Fistula, Scratchea. etc., etc.
v mo 50c per bottle.
^ ,lh the liniment, mod hold It to
r’l^'.IUra.frerfr.and U. B»da ...
% V° M« W a.LVm' fa I stron & * nd th »‘ he is far guiltier than the
lor^f^pot^p ne•Hy with India | public thinks. On several counts in the
most serious charges against him the
court unanimously found Dr. Armstrong
guilty. An evident attempt was made
to bulldoze Bishop Beckwith by insinu
ating that he was prejudiced against the
accused man on account of an old church
trouble in Atlanta, but it is false. With
in one hundred days every Kpiscopal
church in the United States, Canada and
England will be officially notified of the
suspension of Dr. Armstrong, and he
will not be allowed to preach again until
his sentence expires.
:atf r«iting Batch of Nawa From the
n.sviM.r., March 0.—Court ad-
vesterday. The docket was en
tered. but at the same lime a
my oases were disposed of.
a( w Lumpkin holds court in Elbert
silay, two negroes charged with
laming Mr. Henderson's house, a
fable citizen of Madison county,
j guilty, and seemed to be very pen-
and asked the mercy of the court.
Judge sent ihem up for seven years
anieWville is a dry town—no liquor
ig been ;old here since the first of
ary. The license is per Vt-ar
,1 whisky witb'ii the town, but not*
•lauding tii' 1 fa -: tliat n«> liquor is
n the town, i great d* al of drunk-
vas indulged i
uf ll*t* law »
mid h -
it so well that they
desire to take two copies. They
heie is alwavs room for the
of t ie
prince in Paniels*
i the fat of tb«- 1-mhL
i. ,1. .1. Stric.daiui has the hand-
*t re.Mdenee in Danielsville.
ladies t>f l lanielsvilb* di*i not lose
We admire the ladies because of their
fieauty—reep ct them liecanse of their
virtue—adore them tiecause of their in
diligence—love then) beeause we can’t
help it. We buy our Jewelry and
Spectacle* from Skiff the Jeweler be
cause we love honesty.
SMITH S CONVICTS.
That Letter a Slander- Dr. Felton Invited
to Visit the Camp.
From a private letter from Hon. .James
M. Smith, in reply to the attack made on
him by by a letter published in the Car
ters ville Courant (Dr. Felton's paper),
that gentleman says:
**I see from the Banner-Watchman an
extract copied from Dr. Felton’s paper,
giving what purports to he a letter from
a convicted thief whe served in this camp
a short while last year. I have the evi
dence that the letter was false from be
ginning to end, and designing men are at
the head of it. The words were put in
the thief's mouth by some one else. I have
written to Dr. Felton to come down and
visit my camp and investigate everything
connected with the management from
beginning to end.”
FAILURE IN MADISON.
non ro’ores another morcantile
Mr. L. J. (llenn, Jr., a small
in family groceries, was, we re-
>uie, closed out by Brannon &
ns Atlanta creditors, and his stock
, the bailiff yesterday at ruinous
ADYlt’K IO *0 illEHS
. Win* l ow’s Southing svacr should ul
ti»vd lor children U-slbint. It #oothes
Ml i. aoliena the films, allays all pain, cure*
colic and is Hie l»«*t rewrdy for dUrrhcea.
iy-flve rents a home. jySldflwly
BOTH HANDS UP.
MkwNan, Ga., June 4,1S85.
K«»r over two year* 1 have be**'* a
:hrer from Rheumatism, affVctlngboth
>ublent to nuch aii extent that 1 could
at put on my coat wittioul help. The
of seven bottles of B. B. B. effected
imtire cure. 1 reler to Rev. W. W.
H’atls wort Imnd all merchanUofNewnan
POLITICS IN MADISON.
um a gentleman just returned from j Hm j t, v
■’rce Slate, we learn that already pol-
n that county are gutting red hot.
r.rmls of every man spoken of, from
••oinan down to coroner, are talk-
h m up.
An Enterprising, Reliable House.
IsXig&C • ,cana'"ays l»er»dled upon,
v to .tarry in •i*»ek the best of
mi!, hut t» secure the Agency for
,ci«*s as have well known merit,
Jare popular with ilie people,thereby
ing the repufa!i*»n nl being al-
nterprising, ami ever reliable,
secured i he Agency for thecele-
i*d Dr. King’s New Discovery for
nmptioii, will sell it on a positive
iTMit' e. It a ill surely cure any and
•lection of Throat, Lungs an*l
ii.u i«> slmw our confidence, we
(j a».'l yt a Trial Dottle
Fortuue Favors a Poor Women.
AnnieSunfh, colored, cook autl washer
rc-icli».g hi ILl Liberty Streci, *rn» the
lucky h**hler of one-fifih of the ticket
ihe ! *u Tr»e Loni ianu State Lottery which
drew the first capital prizeoi $75,000 on
Tuesday Feb. 0 She wa^seenat the office
of the company yesterday noon, and
gave the following iac;s in reation to
the go •• I torlnne which has liclalien tier.
In a quiet wav, devoid of the least
excitement, she said, in substance:
“My name is Annie Smith. I am 40
vea. s of age and a widow. My place of
nativity i* Monroe, La. 1 came here to
live about five years ago. since when
1 have been earning inv livingby cooking
ami washing. On Wednesday, Fob. 3,
mv attention wan attracted to a ticket
in ihc monthly uTawmg bearing the
numbers 57 705. The com hi nation pleased
in*-/:t»d concluding to try mv hurk on
it, in tde puscfiARBe of one-tl.'th ol’ the
tick* t. for which 1 p»id >h© sum of $1.
This morning, Feb. 10, I called at stir
office of the company io learn the result
of *nv venture, and to my great astonis
hment and delight, was told that I had
won $15,000.” Hereupon tha fortunate
woman exhibited the winning ticket to
th** reporter, and raid: “Sir that is all
what J know to say, except to express
my m"!d fervent thank* for the blessing
that h*« come upon me.”
congraiulutcd by the reporter
ry tie in tin* office and ad vised
t>» take good «are of hej motley. She
received a clo ck for the »mount on tne
New Orleans National B.ink, und depar
ted as peac**»nlly a* fin- came, hut with
giafiiude hu*v at h**r heart an* plainly
depicred in l*er hone-t face.The fortune
all corn** t * h.-i and tor her own use, as
she has no children lividg and is alone
in fh* w ... M.—New Orleans (La.) Pica
yune, F» I*, lit.
A GOOD SELECTION.
. am that Capt. Burnett has given
Mr. II. C. Latimer, of Lexington,
of the financial department of the
>. post-office. He could not have
. a better man, or one who will
faithfully discharge his duties
The Court-House Work—Lexington's Gran.
1 to—Prohibition and the Stock Law-
Small Grain Crops—Bard Times—Politi
Lexington, Ga., March 4.—Editor
Banner-Watchman: Hands are now en
gaged in clearing away the debris of the
old court-house, when the ground will
be graded down for the new building.
The square will be taken off some three
feet, the stone wall in front removed*
and the new structure set to the rear of
where the old house stood—its front just
reaching the back wall of the old build
ing. Our new court-house will be a
model and convenient one, with fire
proof rooms for the storage of records,
and other conveniences. It is now pro
posed to add $2,000 to the cost of the
building and have the first story built of
Oglethorpe granite, which, I think, will
be a good investment A $1,000 clock
will be put on top the court-house, when
completed. I was not in favor of build
ing a new courthouse just at this time
but since it is decided on, let U9 have a
first-class structure, even if it costs a
few thousand dollars mo e. It will be
paid for by bonds, that can be floated at
5 or 5}£ per cent, and the next genera
tion will have to liquidate them.
Lexington is proud of her granite,
which the court-house workmen say is
the best they ever stuck a chisel to. It
is susceptible to a beautiful polish, splits
like wood, and the deeper it is taken
from the earth the finer the quality.
There is an inexhaustible quarry of this
stone in and around Lexington, and we
only need a railroad to develop it into a
Both prohibition and the stock law
are working like a charm. Last sale day
1 did not see a drunk man in town, and
very little liquor was in the crowd. Men
v’ho were never known to come to Lex- j tom of the hoof,
ington and go home sober now keep as !
straight as shingles. On the first of
April the bar-room at Maxeys will close
doors, which dries up our county. One
can but be impressed already with the
beneficial workings of prohibition.
1 think that between one-half and
two-thirds of the wheat has been killed
out by the freeze, while oats, with the
exception of a few patches in the Flat-
woods, are entirely destroyed. Some
fields have been resown with spring
oats, but they rarely ever do much.
It is a waste of seed and time.
I don’t want you to look upon me as a
chronic croaker, but 1 tell you our farm
ers are in a had way financially. The
low price of cotton this winter has about
completed the ruin of three-fourths the
planters in this county. How some of
them will manage to run their farms this
year—being minus provisions and credit
—is a serious question. They have
worked hard, lived sparingly, and yet
find themselves poorer every year. It
is all due to the credit system. They
pay from 50 to 200 per cent, interest,
and no business on earth can stand such
a drain. And it i* still going on. Only
a few weeks ago 1 saw a well-to-do, pros
perous planter pay 8 b,' cents per pound
for meat on time till Nov. 1st, when he
could have got it for 6 cents cash. Here
is over 40 per cent. Our farmers don’t
stop to count the cost when they buy on
time. These store accounts are injuring
the planters more than even cotton at 8
cents. That big interest for goods on
time is the source of all our trouble and
I learn that roost of the big farmers in
Wilkes are badly embarrassed, while a
collector who has been over Madison,
Jackson and Clarke tells me that hard
times are not confined to Oglethorpe.
Politics are very quiet now, except that
Mr. Reese’s friends are secretly at work
in his interest, and are stocking the cards
for him. I have heard of a private meet-
Small Items That a Reporter Caught on
the Fly Teiterday.
Many sewing machines that are sold
for $50 are said to cost only $9.50 to
Dr. McCleskey is the proud possessor
of a ten-pound, girl, bom on Wednesday
Judge Estes, of Gainesville, has for
mally announced himself as a candidate
It was reported yesterday that Miss
Puss Frierson would be given the clerk
ship in the post-office.
8. Seegar, an old merchant of Har
mony Grove, has failed in business. His
liabilities were not large.
A Flowery Branch man has discovered
a plan by which he can make good whis
ky in an ordinary coffee pot ,
A large deer was killed by one of the
Messrs. Eberhart, near the Sulphur
Springs, in Hall county, on Monday last.
Pat O’Conner, of Atlanta, has applied
for a patent on a bustle, that is said to
give a graceful hump to the female form.
Lily and Blanche are favorite names
among the colored childj-en in Southern
A smoke and cinder receiver, which
will protect passenger coaches, is nearly
A ton of seed yields thirty-five gallons
ef oil, twenty-two pounds of cotton and
750 pounds of cake.
Astronomers promise that a bright
comet will be visible just before sunrise
during the latter part of May.
Judge Pottle was insured in the Legion
of Honor for three thousand dollars, and
this amount will soon be paid over to his
A horseshoe has been invented that
comes on and off like a man’s shoe. A
rim at the bottom and a buckle at the back
hold it in place. A pad protects the bot-
THE TOCCOA TRAGEDY.
STARTLING NEWS FROM THE HA CL-
FINGERS OK WOOD.
A PARTIAL FRIEND.
It is gratifying to learn that Mr. Larry
Gantt, of the Athens Banner-Watch man,
who has been so long ill, is improving.
Mr. Gantt is one of the most useful mem
bers of the Georgia press—he is live, pun
gent, fearless as a writer—firm, honest,
strong as a democrat, and an honor to the
profession. Too much in praise cannot
he said of Larry Gantt. There is none
to fill his place should he he taken away,
and all over the state, especially among
journalists, there will he true delight that
his condition is improving. May he he
restored rabidly to good health.—Greens-
It is a singular fact that but one bo
gus $20 gold piece has ever been discov
ered, and this hears the date of 1850.
The negro population of the United
States in 1840 was -2,873,048; 1850, 3,-
638,808; I860, 4,441,830; 1870, 4,480,000;
The Oconee string band is in fine
practice, and it is really a good band.
They have been invited to play at the
anniversary celebration of the Goshen
Hill farmer's club in May.
.The Popular Science News asserts
that the average length of life is con
stantly increasing, and the time may yet
come when persons 100 years old will
excite no more curiosity than one 80 years
old at the present time.
Shocking Murder of Two Ladles in Baldwin
Milledoeville, March 5.—About nine
miles from here on on the land of George
Vinson, and about two miles equidistant
from the home of Frank Humphries, and
his half brother E. J. Humphries was
committed as terrible a murder yesterday
afternoon as has shocked hnroanity for
many years. Late yesterday afternoon
Frank Humphries went to the house of
E. J. Humphries, and asked Miss Carrie
Raines, his sister-in-law, to go over to his
house with him as his wife was not well.
He started out accompanied by Miss
Raines and her niece, Miss Ella Hum
He stated this afternoon, before the
coroner, that when near a pine thicket in
the road, about two miles from his broth
er’s, four men with masks on suddenly
attacked him: that two of them had
double-barrel breech-loadiug shot guns
in their hands, and that two were armed
with knives and pistols. He says he was
struck on the head with a sand bag, and
as he was falling he tired both barrels of
his gun, which Miss Rains was carrying
Eagerness for Blood Money—Fresh Discov
eries That Will Probably Clear Fred
Freeman—Will be surrendered by His
Friends at the Proper Time.
The Banner-Watchman has always
contended that it. did not believe the
Mauldin boy at Toccoa was murdered by
Fred Freeman, and that if Fred shot him
at all ’twas an accident W hile at a hasty
glance the chain of circumstantial evi
dence seemed conclusive, a careful ex
amination of the surroundings of the
murder does away with many of the sur
mises. We learn from an authentic
source that Major Freeman and family
have been greatly annoyed by spies
hanging around their premises at night,
thinking that Fred might return and they
could thus secure his blood money. Ma
jor Freeman has been very patient, and
stood much more than most men would
have endured. Intimate friends of the
Freemans say when the time comes
that Fred will be brought home and turn
ed over to the legal authorities, but this
will not be done until the excitement is
allayed, as the child's life would prob
ably not be safe where there is so much
indignation against him.
But in the last day or so fresh light
has been thrown on the killing of young
Mauldin, that has wrought a wonderful
change in public opinion, and many be
lieve it will result in the entire vindica
tion of Fred Freeman from the horrible
charge under which he now labors. Two
notorious negro gamblers, who had their
headquarters in the cabin where the mur
der took place, suddenly and without ap
parent cause disappeared the day after
the death of Mauldin, and no trace of
them can be had. It is now believed by
many that the negroes are the real mur
derers of the child, and that the dastard
ly deed was committed because the dead
boy had discovered evidence to convict
them for gambling, and they decided it
best to quietly put him out of the way. It
is now a settled fact that the hogs did not
sever Mauldin’s head from the body and
remove the skin from the head so nice
ly, but that it was the work of human
fiends. Fred Freeman had no weapon
by which he could do this, and not a spot
of blood was found on his clothes. Again,
when suspicion rested on Fred, and his
parents decided to send him off, he at
once positively refused to go, saying that
he knew nothing abuot the killing of
Mauldin, and was not afraid to stand trial.
And when at last he was carried off, by
his brother, given money and told to
leave the country, he deliberately re
turned home that night, walked into the
house while the family were at supper,
and begged them not to make him leave,
as he was innocent, and wanted to prove
himself so. His mother was in such dis
tress of mind that she nearly fainted
when her boy entered the room, and it
was only by appealing to Fred's sympa
thy for her that he agreed to go oft’
again. He is now in a safe retreat, where
he will remain until ready for trial. He
still persists in declaring his innocence,
and begs to be permitted to return to
Toccoa. We trust and believe that the
mystery will soon be cleared away, and
the cloud that hangs over the distressed
family lifted. The people seem to
have jumped at a conclusion without
stopping to weigh the evidence or inves
tigate, and were ready to condemn with
out a hearing a child less than fifteen
■ * '• T
for him, at his assailants; he says that the
ing they held a few days since, at which, | udieg screamed, that he fell over and be-
so report says, they decided that the
only way to save P- «se Oglethorpe coun
ty will be to repeat the old game when
Black ran, and select delegates by pri
mary election. It is conceded that if
left to a mass meeting of the democratic
party that Mattox has a dead sure thing.
I know that this week Mr. Reese’s
friends have been very active in gaining
converts, and I advise Col. Mattox’s
friends to be on the alert. You hear hut
little said of county, politics. We con
cede Madison the next senator if she
wants it, and our people would like to
sec Mr. John J. Strickland selected. He
is one of the best men in the district.
THE COLD SATURDAY.
This famous day was the 9th of Feb-
, 1835. An old gentleman who
i record of the weather says we
had several days equally as cold
• inter, ami two colder.
> are often heard enying that their
lions arc high, but ever) time they
their noses go toward* the earth,
indication* that they will follow
soon, unless they are wise enough
lotrke Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup in time.
Is Every Body Orvnk?
Among the many stories Lincoln use !
to relate was the following: Trudging
along a lonely toad one morning on mv
way to the comity seat. Judge-
A Machine Which Operates Them In pick
New York, March 2.—“If that
machine works. I'll sell the entire
cotton crop short," shouted a cotton
broker yesterday afternoon in the 1
Jutton Exchange. The machine
-’eferreo .0 was a cotton ha: tester
which, if all that is claimed for it is
true, will revolution ze the South,
and take a place among the greatest
inventions of theage The haives-
ter was on exhibition yesterday.
The cotton men had heard of the
invention and wanted the evidence
of their senses to prove that such a
thing existed ns a machine that
would take the place of human Un
gers in the picking ot cotton. So
J. D. Cumming, R. H. Rountree,
Felix Warley and H. Allen were
named as a committee of investiga
tion, and the floor of the hoard room
was converted into a miniature cot
A line of cotton plants ready for
picking stretched half way across
the floor,and a large machine not un
like a McCormick reaper was drawn
by several men over the plants.
Strat ge looking fingers of wood
grasped the plants and took the cot
ton from them. The experiment was
pronounced a success by the 200
gentlemen who witnessed it, and
would have been more so were it
not that the harvester could not be
readily handied on the polished
floor of the Exchange. The impor
tance of the invention, if it finally
proves its utility for practical work
in the field, can scarcely be under
estimated. Owen T. Bugg, the in
ventor and President of the com
pany which is introducing the har
vester, explained the situation to the
brokers. The cotton crop of the
season of 1SS4 and 1SS5 was 5,774,-
665 bales of cotton from the field.
Taxing this as a basis of caicula
tion, the enormous sum «t $57,-
000,000 is expended annually lor
harvesting the cotton crop ot the
Southern cotton states. When the
machine comes into general use it
is believed that the same work can
be done for one dollar per bale,
therehy effecting an annual saving
of at least .150,000,000. “It may be
said,” remarked Mr. Bugg in his
speech, “that we will destroy the
cotton bloom if we do not break the
plant. To this we would say we
claim our machine will not destroy
them any more than at piesent,
where the cotton is picked by hand.
But assuming that it will do so, this
difficulty can be overcome by not
putting the the machine in the field
until the time arrives when the
blooms on the plant would not have
time to produce cotton before they
would be killed by the Irost.”
Projre** Sad* by tne Empire State Since
[ Extracts iron. Letter la C|nciauati Times )
Georgia’s increase in manufac
turing products from 1S60 to 1870
was nearly 90 per cent. _
Georgia is enjoying a great rail
road boom. Twenty new roads,
covering 1,738 miles, to cost $26,-
070,000 are projected. Ninety coun
ties will be touched by the new
The mica found in North Georgia
is said to be the finest in the world.
Some of it is clear and somea beau
tiful wine color. A block weigh
ing sixty-two pounds and squaring
thirteen to sixteen inches, was taken
out recently from a mine near EUi-
In 1S76 the crop of corn raised
in Georgia was 17,646,459 bushels,
in 1SS0 over twenty-three millions.
The oat crop of 1S70 was 1.994.501
bushels, in 18805.548,843 bushels, a
gain of nearly 300 per cent, in
ten years. Wheat crop in 1S70,
2,127.017 bushels, in 1S80 overthree
Georgia is ahead of all other
Southern states in cotton raising.
In 1SS0 she had 63 cotton factories,
with 86,632,142 capital, producing
$7,925,456 worth of goods, the en
tire capital in cotton manufacture in
the South was between $17,000,000
and $18,000,000. Since 1S80 Geor
gia has expanned her cotton manu
tacture until her capital will amount
now to over $13,000,000, and her
products will run to $14,000,000 an
nually, with 70 mills, 7,843 looms,
350,130spindles, employing 10.000
hands, and cansuming 100,000 bales
of cotton. The details of increase
in cotton manufacture in Georgia
since 1SS0 were 22 factories, with
3,130 looms, and 139.156 spindles.
Hart & Son, of Atlanta, have
Dr. J. B. Ficklen, of Washington,
Ga., is dead.
Three persons were fatally burn
ed in Richmond, Va.
Mr. Allen D. Candler has deliv
ered his silver speech.
The strikers were dcieated at the
Virginia nail works.
Queen Victoria went to the cir
cus last week.
New Mexico is being overrun
Riddleberger was drunk this
week in the senate.
Parnell has determined to buck
against the Tories.
The French Chamber voted
against expelling the Princes.
The New York Herald thinks
there is a crisis in England.
M.J. O’Brien, of Columbus, was
found dead Sunday morning.
New York street car dtivers are
striking and blockading travel.
Saturday, snow fell to the depth
of eight inches in Rabun county,
Four small houses were burned
on the suburbs of Savannah, Wed
The killing of Haygood in Mil-
ledgeville, Ga., was declared to be
The Bell Telephone Cotnpahy
cleared $1,069,442 last year.
Rumors are rife that the South
Carolina Railway will soon change
A MISDIRECTED SHOT.
Mrs. Joseph Miller, of Raleigh,
N. C., aged 70 years, was burned to
Savannah's public building bill
lor $200,000 was passed by the
Chinese are coming East and to
New Orleans and Texas. The West
won’t have them.
Scooting at a Cow and Kills Bis Son Instead | , Mr 'J.' Ha !f’ a C ° n y ers . G a.,
-TH0 Accident Greatly Grieved. edlto ’’ ,a th ?ught to be dytr:g from
GEORGIA’S SCHOOL FUND.
THE AN1TE OUTRAGE.
The Victim of the Masked Brutes Recover
ing—Shameful Treatment of a helpless
Man—Stripped and Flogged—Large Re
wards Offered for the Arrest of the brutes.
A gentleman remarked to us yesterday
ai he and his brother both had cooking
•ves bought in 1868, and they were as
t'oi as new now, although in regular
He says they use imferior iron now
taking stoves, and they are not near
lasting as the old ones.
"Adam the goodli**at man ot men
Uc ** born,” still could not b« called
*x*orlv enviable, tor when he tilled tl»«*
r<Mind in the dewy twilight and caught
lough ot rheuraatiMi), he had n**
JalvaiionOd lor hiscnre,aiul no twenty*
c * ,ll a to try it.
overtook me with his wagon and invited
ine to a seat.
We had not gone far before the wagon
began to wobble. Said I, * Jnge, I think
your coachman has taken a drop too
Putting his head out of the window,
the judge shouted : “Why, you infernal
scoundrel, you are drunk!”
Tuni ng round with gravity, the
coachman said : ”B** dad ! hur that’s the
fin*’ r.ghtful a Vision your Honor's giv’n
’n t wel* mout!”
If people knew i he facts they would be
surprised to learn h«»w m *ny people reel
In the streeis who never* 1 * rink a drop.
They arc the vic.fms oj •ipeplessnes'*, o!
drowsy days, of apoplectic tendencies,
whose blood is set on tire by uric acid.
Someday they will reel no more—they
will drop dead, just hecau**- they haven’t
the moral courage to defy us<*le>>s
professional attendance, and by use
of wonderful Warner’s safe cure
neutralize the uric acid in the 8)8ten>
and thus get rid of the drunkcnin-as in
the blood.’’—The American Kurd Home
After the 10th the weather will become
remarkably warm in the United States,
Between the 10th and 15th a heavy
storm will form over the lower lake re
gion and move eastward, causing destruc
tive floods in the state of Maine and in
Canada East, and dense fogs at New York
city and along the New England coast.
This storm will cross the Atlantic ocean,
and cause floods in New England about
the 20th. About the 18th a cyclone will
form in the South Atlantic ocean and
move up the Gulf stream, causing heavy
northeasterly gales along the Middle At
lantic States, and unusual high tides at
New York city and Long Branch, follow
ed by a sharp, cold wave, which will
strike New York about the 22d. After
the 25th it will grow very warm, and
continue warm to the end of the month.
MOST PERFECT MADE
Prepared with special recard to health
No JUtiiDOola, line or Alum.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO..
CHICAGO. OT. LOUIS*
DEATH OF DR. WILKES.
Died, t his residence in Gainesville, »t
2:30 o’clock,Thursday morning,after a se
vere illness of about two weeks, Rev. W.
C. Wilkes, aged about 68 years. Mr.
Wilkes came to Gainesville about 12
years ago, and served as pastor of the
Baptist church with great acceptibility
several years, when he resigned and in
augurated the Georgia Seminary for
young ladies, of which he has been pres
ident up to the time of his death.
$400 AND COST.
The case of John Moore was tried in
Danielsville, this week. Mr. Moore was
sentenced to the penitentiary for assault
with intent to murder, at the last term of
the court, but got a new trial. His case
came up again at this court, and he was
found guilty of assault The Judge fined
him $400 and costs, which is much bet
ter than the penitentiary.
ADVANCE IN FRIKTS.
Thera is an advance in prints in the
Northern markets, and if the method
holds it is said wages will be raised
There is a strike begun on the part of op
eratives for higher wages.
A NEW RAILROAD.
Harry Hill says he will complete the
Union Point and White Plains road in 90
days. He then has several roads in Flor
ida to build.
came unconscious and knows nothing that
happened after that until he recovered,
which was near morning. He states that
he lay on the ground, where he fell all
night. At the coroner’s inquest, several
parties were examined.but their eveidence
only amounted to having heard two gun
shots about sundown over in this woods.
Mrs. Georgia Haines testified that Frank
Humphries was not at his home last
n ght, and that he only came home about
breakfast time this morning; that when
h? came into his house he was wet and
muddy; bad blood on his clothes and told
her that he had been attacked, as stated
j above, and that he did not know what
j had become of the two ladies. He wrote
note to his brother relating the same
story. His brother, E. J. Humphries, on
going to the place found the two young
ladies lying dead in the woods and at
once sought persons to come there. Upon
examination both ladies were found to
have been shot in the right side of the
neck, the shot going through, and the
shoulder of Miss Haines being b'adly torn.
After being murdered, their bodies were
dragged a few yards in the woods.
Suspicion rested so strongly on Frank
Humphries as the murderer that he was
arrested this afternoon by Sheriff Ennis
while the inquest was going on,and
brought to the city and jailed. The sheriff
thought best to quietly take him off for
fear that on outraged neighborhood might
not wait for the law to take its course
The clothes he had on yesterday have
not been found yet. It was reported on
the ground this ofternoon that there was
negro on Erank Humphries place that
knew where Frank was after the deed
was done yesterday afternoon.
The news of the mprder was brought
to town by Turner Benford, a negro
about one o’clock. Sheriff Ennis aud
Coroner Scott, accompanied by about 20
citzens left immediately for the scene of
the murdea. Ii is said that Frank spent
the night at the house of Turner Benford,
a negro, butthere is uo positive evidence.
It was stated at the coroner’s inquest
that when Frank Humphries asked Miss
Raines to accompany him home, she re
fused. She said she was afraid to go, as
Frank seemed to be drinking. She final
ly consented to go, accompanied by Miss
Humphries. The bodies of both ladies,
when found, were about twenty yards
from the road, in a thicket, and seemed
to have been dragged from the road after
they were murdered. . Miss Humphries
arms, when found, were stretched above
her head, and her. body bore strong «vi
dence of hawing been outraged.
The bodies of the murdered ladies pre
sented a ghastly appearance. Their
clothes were torn and rumpled. Mias
Raines, the elder of the two, was about
forty years old and rather homely.
Miss Raines was much younger, and
said to have been quite handsome.
Later.—Thr coroner’s jury brought
a verdict of murder against Frank Horn
phries. Everything quiet up to this
NewOkleas, March 3.— Fortner
particulars of the outrage perpetin-
ted upon Mr. George A. Peet, the
manager of the Gullet cotton gin
lactory, near Anite City, on Friday
night last, prove the affair to be even
worse than at first supposed. It will
be remembered he wa* starting tor
the city to visit his wife and lainily,
and was waiting at the Gnllet flag
station for the inwardbound train.
He was in an out of the way place,
far away from help or friends, when
he was suddenly and violently seized
by a crowd of masked men who
were heavily armed, and threatened
him with instant death if he attempt
ed to make a struggle.
Partly stripping him,they beat and
lashed him with a rope through
which thorns had been inserted, so
hat the blows would not only cut
and lacetate the flesh, but *0 that
the prongs would pierce the skin,
causing the blood to jet lorth in little
streams and inflict more painful
wounds. Mr. Peet still suffers from
Governor McEnery has offered a
reward of $500 for the arrest of the
fiendish perpetrators, and the New
Orleans National Bank will also give
,OoO for the aprehension and con
viction ot the criminals.
As an evidence of the harm done
the locality, a party living in Anite
City has since been refused an ad
vance by the merchants in this city,
aud there is a rumor that the factory-
will be removed from Anite.
Ed. Bolton, col., of Oglethorpe coun
ty, who was reported killed by Turner
Latimer, col., was badly hurt, but is now
up and doing well.
At Haberaham court, Bob Morris plead
guilty to killing Jasper Henderson, but
says it wss in self-defense.
WILL KEEP POSTED.
When the congressional campaign
opens in this district the Banner.Wateh-
man will keep a reporter always on the
heels of the rival candidates, and give
fall accounts of their speeches and work
ings. We may look for a heated anm-
mer*i campaign, and our readers shall
have full and daily reports.
The State's Assistance Cut Down This Year
In Every County.
A short time ago State School
Commissioner Orrand Comptroller^
Geneial Wright made an estimate
on the probable revenue ot the
school fund tor this year, arising
from the liquor tax, and according
to the best information that they
could gather, figured it out that the
school fund for 1S86, from this
sources would not be more thanS4o,-
000. or half of what it was in 1SS5
Commissioner Orr then sent to
the school commissioner of every
county in the state the following
Office of State School Commis
sioner, Atlanta, February 27, 1SS6—
Dear Sir: According to the 1 est
estimate that can be made, the li
quor tax will not yield more than
$40000 the presenty ear. This state
ment must he received as a rough
approximation, as no man can give
the sum with exactness. The oth
er sources ot school revenue will
yield about the same sums as last
year. If each county school com
missioner will take away from the
sum apportioned to his county last
year, one eighth the *um, the re
mainder will be an approximation
to the county pro rata this year.
Add to this the poll tax and he
will obtain approximately the en
tire amount of school fund that
will beat his disposal for this year.
This information is communicated
in obedience to section 23, school
law of August 23d, 1S72.
Hogansville, Ga., March 3.—
The saddest accident that has ever
happened ir. this section occurred
yesterday about nine miles from
this place. Mr. Gaston McCarter
is a well-to do and much esteemed
farmer of Meriwether county, and
married a daughter of ’Squire
Thompson, who also stands high in
that county. Oil yesterday Mr.
McCarter became enraged at a mis
chievous cow that had been both
ering him for some time, and in a
moment of passion grabbed his gun
and shot at the cow, but instead of
shooting the cow hit and instantly
killed his nine-year-old son, who
was beyond the cow in the woods,
and out of his father’s sight. Mrs.
McCarter is prostrated with grief,
and fears are entertained for her re
covery. TheboywasMr. McCar
ter’s oldest child, and a great favor-
The affair has cast a gloom
over the neighborhood, and Mr.
and Mrs. McCarter have the sin- p e( j
cere sympathies of their many
friends. The boy was buried to
an attack of vertigo.
New York narrowly escaped a
street car riot Thursday. Quiet was
restored by the police.
Two brothers named Gilley, near
Carrollton, Ga., were both serious
ly cut in a fight over a dog.
In the wreck of a freight train
near Utica, N. Y., lour men were
burned to cinders.
The Covington Enterprise takes
up our gauntlet and fires this centre
shot at trashy correspondence for
the press. Let the good work go
on. The Enterprise says;
Miss Sampson was burned to
death in Richmond, and her moth
er fatally burned trying to save her.
An amendment has been added
to the Blair bill, discriminating in
favor of negroes, that will deleat it.
Mayor Rufus E. Lester, of Sa
vannah, has been adjudged in con
tempt ot court on the saloon squab
At Springfield, O., the manufac
turers are discharging all Knights
of Labor. One establishment ship-
KILLED BY HIS LAST DRINK.
A Tobacconist Takes a Draught of Wood
Alcobol and Dies in Agony.
\ViLLiAMSPOitT, March 1.—Geo.
P. Flick, ot Hughesville, died at
his store at 2 o’clock this morning
from drinking wood alcohol yester
day. Finding it impossible to get
liquor he procured some wood al
cohol, which he drank. He went
to bed soon after, and about one
o’clock Mr. John Houton, who lives
next door, heard him groaning, and
went to inquire what was the mat
ter. Mr. Houghton rapped at
Flick’s door and asked him to open
Flick answered that he could
not not get up. Then Mr. Hough
ton broke in the door. The tobac
conist was in terrible agony and
was writhing with pain. Mr.
Houghton sent for Dr. George
Metzger, but when the physician
arrived Flick had died from the ef
fects of the alcohol which he had
Mayor Jarrett.ofPetersburg, Va.,
was assaulted in the stieet by a sa
loon keeper. He was not seriously
M. L. Cosley was burned with
his store near Montgomery, Ala.
The fire was the work of an incen
McCormick, of Chicago, has won
the fight over the Knights of Labor.
Soo hands are now at work, all he
A Dastardly Attempt.
Unknown parties broke into the
powder magazine of McCord &
Son, at the extreme end of the old
fair grounds, at Augusta, Monday,
and burst the heads of two or three
kegs of powder, put them under a
barrel and attached a fuse 30 or 40
feet long, the end of which reached
outside of the building. The iuse
was lit, and it is supposed the rain
put it out. Had the demons been
successful in their work, 50,000
pounds of powder would have been
destroyed and great damage done to
life and property for a great distance
In the kindest spirit we will say
to those friends who write for our
paper, that what we want is news
ot an interesting nature, and not
‘puffs’ and personal jokes without
pith or point. It is not what to put
in a paper, but what to leave out,
that bothers an experienced editor,
Being somewhat of a liar ourscll
we prefer to wiite all ‘puffs’, at the
low rate of ten cents a line, and ‘get
otT imaginary narratives on those
who understand that no reflection
is intended by such items. Often
we notice in some of our exchanges,
that depend on correspondents, the
same items in hall a dozen different
places of the same issue. As a sam
ple of the brilliancy of some of these
localizers, we give this: ‘Damp
weather. Farmers busy. Oats be
ing sown. Burning brush. Fish
ing season most here,’ etc., etc., etc.
We want news and will appreciate
it, but cannot fill our entire paper
with garbish and tom foolery, for
goodness knows we get out a poor
enough paper at best, and should
we publish everything sent to this
office our paying patrons would be
justifiable in riding us out ot the
county on a rail.”
Ball Pleasures Followed by a Tragedy
Which May Prove Fatal.
Columbus, Ga., March 2.—A
probably fatal cutting affray occur
red here last night between two
white men, both about 21 years of
age. About a week ago Robert
Herring tried to forcejohn Han
cock to drink with him, but the lat
ter refused, which led to a quarrel
Last night they met at a dance at
the residence of a Mrs. Kemps,
When the party broke up abont 1
o’clock this morning Herring ap
proached Hancock, and without
any warming drew his knife and
stabbed him in the neck, barely
missing the jugular vein. A physi
cian dressed the wound aud thinks
Hancock is in a very critical condi
tion. A warrant is out for Her
ring’s arrest, but he is yet at large.
TOM THE DEVIL.
RUNNING CARS IN THE AIR.
Several years ago Dr. A. C. Matthews,
of Elberton, had a very remarkable
dream. The Doctor subsequently wrote
it ont from memory. It covered about
four hundred pages of foolscap paper.
The dream related to many inventions
and discoveries that science would make
the telephone, etc. Dr. M. says all of
his dreams have come to pass except
that which relates to the running of a
train of cars in the air without any track.
Bev. N. Z. Glenn, of the North Ga. Con
ference, says he has invented means
whereby this can very easily be accom
plished. Some time ago I had the pleas
ure of talking with Mr. Glenn concerning
hir invention. He Intends having it pat
ented and says he has a friend who will
invest one hundred thousand dollars in
putting this invention in operation.
A TRUE FISH BTUBY.
“I have seen in my day,” said an old
Banks county man, “some big fishing on
the Grove and Hudson rivers. There
came a cold spell, when I was a boy, and
the Grove river was frozen over. There
was a fish trap in the Grove river,
that was filled with big white suckers
the morning after the freeze. The fish
were frozen and floated in the trap until
it was full. This is no fi a h tale, but
shot by the Man Who Compelled Him to
Pray—The Mnrderer Arrested.
Point Pleasant, W. Va., March
2.—A rather novel murder is re
ported trom McDowell county, in
the extreme southern end of this
state, the victim being Tom Cline,
popularly known as “Tom the Dev-
il,”and a notorious character. Cline
fell : n with a young man nam
ed Lee, who was on his way to
Perry ville, the county seat. As they
went along the conversation turned
on a revival meeting then in pro
gress in one of the churches.
Lee said he had about (orgotten
how to pray himself, whereupon
Cline drew a revolvei from his
pocket and suggested that he be
gin practicing bis devotions at once.
Lee refused, but when the cold
muzzle of a revolver was placed
against his head he consented to
offer up a prayer. Cline then left
him. Lee, terribly enraged, pro
cured a rifle, and, following Cline,
shot him through the body. Cline
was taken home, where he is now
dying. Lee is the son of a respect
able farmer, and has always borne a
good character. He is in jail, with
Business failures are increasing in
Whisky Killed Him Quickly.
Salem Mass., Feb. 27.—Axem
Bouillard, a French Canadian, em
ployed in the Salem mills, went into
C. Dionne’s saloon last night to
meet a number of friends. After
some good natured chaffing Baud
lard wagered that he could drink
twenty glasses of whisky in inmie
diate succession. Glass after glass
was drank,antil he fell into a state of
unconsciousnes on the floor. When
an attempt was made to raise him
he was found to he black in the face.
He was taken to his home and
French physician called. Bot Boul
lard ceased to breathe between nine
and ten o'clock. The matter was
keptsecret until this forenoon,when
Officer Shortell was notified. Just
how many glasses Boullard drank
not known, but fiom all that can be
learned the number was sixteen.
Those present looked on the matter
as a huge joke and urged him to
win the bet, and none of them
seemed to think any harm could re
sult. He was 45 years old and leaves
Pickpockets annoy the great
crowds that go to hear Revivalist
Jones in Chicago.
Mississippi is also disposed to try
local option, the bill having passed
the House of Representatives.
Fred Frank, of Corpus Chriati,
Tex., sold 100 head of picked sad
dle horses at $30 per head, to be de
livered in San Antonio. '
It is estimated that the annual
cost for, the picking alone of the
cotton crop of the Southern states >
The people of Lee Valley, Haw
kins county, Tenn., are organizing
to drive out a band of Mormon el
ders and converts from that vicinity.
The publishers of General Grant’s
“Memoirs” say Mrs. Grant will re
alize $500,000 from its sale within a
year. This is at the rate of more
than $1,000 a page.
A New Orleans special says:
Two brothers from Pittsfield, Mass.,
named W. E. and H. F. Hermance,
aged respectively twenty-three and
eighteen years, arrived in the city
yesterday from Livingston, Mont.,
ha ving traveled the distance of 4.500
miles in an open light canoe since
July 4, 1SS5. The trip was made
purely for love of adventure.
Senator Riddleberger continues
to be the thorn in the republican
side. He makes awful thrusts at
his party friends in discussing the
Blair bill, and has no respect for
any of them when he puts on war
paint, as Mr. Edmunds found to his
sorrow. Riddleberger says the re
publicans are gnashing their teeth
at the prospect of $50,000,000 going
South. They hate to see money
flowing in that direction.
The grant of water power in per
petuity repealed, and a twenty years'
clause adopted by the Augusta, Ga.,
Thurber, Whyland & Co., of
New York,have been sued for$50,-
000 damages for putting up poi
It is said that there are 1,000 visi
tors at Thomasville.
It is now predicted that Tyler
Cooper will be the next Mayor of
President Cleveland has so far
suspended only six office-holders
At Macon, Sunday, James Walk
er was cutting wood, when a splin
ter struck his eye, knocking it out.
JJDawson Appeal: Some men give
tojthe church according to their
means, and some according to their
In his sermon ^at Farwell hall,
SanijSmall spoke’.of Chicago -as
having. 4,000 bar-rooms, 1,000
brothels and 500 gambling.dens.
Smithville Enterprise: Two
Georgia editors have married re
cently. Their wives have our pro
The farmers of Paulding county
are trying a new grain, Brazilian
flour corn, which produces from
twenty-five to seventy-five bushels
The Antericus, Preston & Lump
kin railroad was started in October,
1884, is thirty miles long, and was
built and equipped at a cost of only
$5,000 a mile.
Savannah, March 3.—The little
son ol Mr.John Gill, switchman of
the Central railroad, died from lock
jaw to-day, caused from a splinter
in his foot.
A Savannah detective arrested in
Florida a Pennsylvania woman who
had eloped with $22,000 ef her
husband’s money, together with her
The manufacturers at Springfield,
O., continue to discharge Knights
of Labor. Several new strikes have
been started. The mills are shut
ting down as soon as the hands
Saturday an old negro named
Johnson, who was employed on
the Covington & Macon railroad,
was smothered to death. Johnson
nd a man named J. T. Fowler were
n a tent made of wood, about two
miles from Roberts station. The
tent was clumsily constructed and
not at all secure. It collapsed with-
out’warning. Johnson and Fowler
were caught beneath it, ?and the
former was smothered to death be
fore he could be extricated. Fowler
was badly injured. His cries brought
assistance, after some time, and he
was removed from his perilous posi
Near Buchanan, Ga., while work
ing the roads, Henry Norris beat
George Ellioat’s brains out with a
hoe before he was arrested. Both
whites. No one khows fhe cause
of the trouble.
Two Plug-Uglies Fight Forty-Three Rounds
and One Dies from the Effects of His Inju
Louisville, Ky., March 3.—
Rev. Dr. Samuel Ramsey Wilscn,
Eged sixty-eight, died to-day. He
was the leader of the split which
caused the establishment of the
Southern Presbyterian church.
Jackson, Miss., March 1.—The
legislature has just passed a bill
making the teaching of the doctrine
of Mormonism or the persuading of
persons to espouse it in the state,
or to go out of the state to do so, a
crime punishable by a fine of $500
Holland, the Texan, now on trial
in New York city for the murder of
Davis, the “green goods” swindler,
is having a dramatic trial. He used
an unloaded pistol in showing the
district attorney how the killing
took place. Texans visiting New
York take great interest in their
Gloucester, Mass., March 4.—
The fishing schooner Virginia Dave,
with a crew ot fourteen, has been
given up as lost. She sailed for
Grand Banks December 24th and
has never been heard of since. Her
crew mckes a total of seventy-five
men lost from this port since Christ
Mr. Parks, of Jackson county, captured
a centipede one day this week. It is more
deadly in its bite than the rattlesnake,
and was never heard of before in this
part of the country. Mr. Parks has seen
them in Texas, and says it is certainly a
Charles Russell has been snubbed
by Queen Victoria.
Asheville Citizen: A young man
named Roland Huffstctler, from
Rutherford county, was recently
killed on the railroad between Spar
tanburg and Augusta. He had left
home in great distress of mind,
growing out ol a love affair. At
Spartanburg be took passage on the
freight.train, being seated in the
caboose of the car. Our informant
says that he drank heavily to drown
his sorrows. At a point on the
road of which we are not informed,
he bade those in the caboose good
bye, and went out on the platform
and stepped off. He fell ou the rail
and was crushed to death.
Americus, March 3.—The vault
of W. J. Wheatley & Co’s bank
was bored through by a profession
al burglar Monday night. After
several hours of bard labor he sue
ceeded in gaining entrance to the
vault, but was deterred from further
operations by the presence of a
Yale “time lock” safe, which de
fied his utmost efforts to force
Yesterday he was captured in Fort
A FATAL SLUGGING MATCH.
Fayetteville, W. Va., March
.—One of the most brutal prize
fights that ever took place in this
state was fought two days ago in a
him near town, and became known
only through the death of one of
the contestants yesterday. Frank
McGongle and James Sheady
fought forty-three bloody rounds
for a purse of $50. The real ani
mus of the fight, however, was an
old and bitter grudge growing out
of a quarrel about a girl who toyed
with both tbeir hearts. McGonigle
was a poung miner and Sheady a
blacksmith. Each man stripped at
about 1 p.ro. In the first round
Sheady’s nose was broken, and at
the end of the fourth round his face
was beaten into a pulp. McGoni-
gle’s right ear was torn almost com
pletely ofl by Sheady’s teeth, his
jaw was broken, and altogether he
presented quite as terrible a sight as
his opponent. Neither man would
give in, although at the thirty-fifth
round the seconds urged them to
stop. They lought like tigers, and
McGonigle’s torn and broken hand
felled his opponent to the floor
time after time. The forty-third
and last round fpund Sheady in his
corner, lying face downward and
insensible, while McGonis’le, who
had kicked him there, hurriedly
gathered his clothes together and
staggered out. The seconds car-
tied sheady to his home and left
him, where he died yesterday. Nei
ther of them have been seen since,
and the whereabouts of McGonigle
is also unknown.
RAILROAD AGENT MURDERED.
Tha Terrible Discover; Made b; a Railroad
Fifty-one miles of the Augusta,
Gibson & Sandersville narrow-
guage road is now in operation—
from Augusta toGibsor.. The road
is self-sustaining.and its net earnings
for the last three iqonths were $11,-
81S. The interest has been paid on
$350,000 of bonds to finish the road
from Gibson to Sandersville. It
has paid all of its New York lia
bilities, and the line will be com
pleted to Sandersville in July.
A recently returned Georgian
from Texas, now in Blakely, saya
that country will do very well for
men and dogs, but that it’s h—1 on
women and oxen.
Buchanan, Ga., March 4—Nor-
1, the murderer of Elliott, was
brought before C. W. Ault, notary
public, and waived hearing,
was committed to jail to await trial
in the superior court. He nearly
succeeded in breaking jail the first
day. He is now lodged in the iron
cage. Elliott, the murdered man,
leaves a wife and five small chil
dren in a helpless condition. The
killing grew out of Elliott teasing
Asheville, N. C., March 4.—A
brutal and deliberate murder occur
red yesterday afternoon, about thir
ty miles east of this city, and near
Mat ion. Herbert Bird and his two
sons, heretofore considered good
and peaceable citizens, own a tract
of land through which Mr. L. C.
Bright and a prominent citizen, a
neighbor, had what he considered a
right-of-way. He was passing over
it. The Birds had warned him not
to come on the land. Yesterday he
was passing there and the dispute
commenced, when the three Birds
fell upon him with clubs and beat
him to death.
Birmingham, Ala., March 5.—
A horrible murder was committed
last night at Scott’s Station, 30
miles west of Selma, on the Cincin
nati, Selma and Mobile railroad.
When the midnight passenger train
stopped there the conductor, in
starting into the depot, found the
door locked. Suspecting, after re
peated unanswered knocks, that
something must be wrong, he broke
open the door, and went into the
office. There he found the agent,
Frank E. Cocke, in bed, and strik
ing a light, discovered that his head
had been split open with an a$e.
Cocke was alive, but too far gone
to give any account of the assault,
and died shortly afterwards. The
depot had been rifled of everything
worth having, and it is supposed
robbery was the incentive to the
murder. A few years ago the agent
at Newborn, iz miles from Scott’s,
on the same railroad, was killed
with a crowbar in the night, and
the depot robbed and burned.
Cocke was about 28 years old and
unmarried. He lived here some
two years ago.
The Postmaster-General has ap
pointed Maj. E. C. Clure, of Soutb
Carolina, to.be Post Office Inspeq-