Jessie Pomeroy, the Human Fiend of Mas
sachusetts—Little Tobins Hippar.
Amoug the boy fiends of history
Jessie Pomeroy, the Massachusetts
murderer, stands at the head of the
list in the country He appears to
have been born with' the instincts of
Satan. As a mere child he delighted
in torturing birds, insects, animal or
whatever living thing that fel into
his hands. When scarcely twelve
years o'd his fiendish disposition be
gan to find vent in torture of human
beings. From time to time he decoy
ed little boys younger than himself to
* lonesome spotsih Che sea, .where his
parents resided He "would then ap
ply a whip or club lb their shrinking
bodies, in sdtne 'instances using his
On the testimony, of seven boys,
whom he had thus tortured, the yonug
scamp was sent to Reform School
This seems to have had a hardening,
effect upon him, for he had hardy re
gained his liberty when he added mur
der to his list of crimes. Katie Cur
ran, a twelve-year-old child of South
Brooklyn, was his first victim. After
killing her he buried the body in an
ash heap in the celler of his mother's
house. He was then only fourteen
A few months later young Pomeroy
decoyed a little boy named Horace
Miller out on the the marsh at South
Boston, and dut his body into pieces
with a pocket-knife. The cutting
was done such a manner as to prolony
the little fel'ow’s agony. The body,
in fragments, was then hidden in the
smoldering ashes of a clam brake. Its
diecovery lead to Jessie Pomeroy’s
arrest, trial and condemnation to life
imprisonment. These crimes and
others the young fiend subsequently
confessed. Citizens of Chelsea and
South Boston believe him to have
been the nurderer of at !east one othe
little child, whose body was never
Since his incarceration in the Mas
sachusetts State Prion in Charlestown,
Jessie Pomeroy's murderous instincts
have cone to the surface at least twice,
when p'ots were discovered to kill his
keeper and escape. He has repeated
ly boasted that the only ambition of
his life was to murder his jailors and
regain his liberty. He is, therefore,
kept in. a solitary cell. In November.
1887, he attempted to escape by drill
ing a hole escaping gas. An explo
sion followed by «hich the boy was
made bli .d for life.
Only last week Warren Chatham, a
mite of a colored boy, was found guil
ty of shooting and ki ling a still small
er colored hoy, Hector Grant, in
Berkeley county, 8. C. The young
murderer was said to be only six years
old. He denied having done the
shooting at first, but afterwards con
fessed. Lawyers for the defpnse in
troduced no evidence, except to prove
the age of the accused, relying upon
the old common law maxim, that a
child so young is incapable of com
mitting murder, since the motive
must necessarily be absent. The jury,
however, found the boy guilty of man
slaughter, and he was sentenced to
two years in the South Carolina pen
Another case of a few weeks ago is
that of the son of a saloon-keeper in
a Pennsylvania town. This • boy
Wan in his teens. He had been read
ing b’ood and thunder literature and
had rerched the point of yearning for
the West and to kill. He had pro
vided himself with arms to that end.
One clay recently he stepped to the
door ox his fathers place of business,
guniu hand, having just “shined it
up.” Across the street at the moment
stood another boy, at whom the young
murderer deliberately aimed his gun
and fired. A few minutes later his
unsuspecting victim was a corpse.
The killing of a little four-year-old
Tobias Hippar, on Second avenue, in
April last, by William Lutze,
ten years old, ar d Lorenge Hassinger.
The child was in the cellar of his pa
rents’ house. The other two boys,
according to testimony, saw him and
began throwing dirt at him. Then
one of the lads, filled his mouth with
dirt ar.c rubbed his hand across his
lips. Little Tobias, in the mean
time, had crawled up «ut of the cellar
but was pushed back. Ilh mothe
then came and rescued her ^hild fro
his tormenters, but he died a fe
weeks afterwards, and the boss, Lutz
and Hassinger, were held for his
murder by the Coroner.
Pink Floyd, sixteen years old
stabbed Cornelius Sowden, about the
same age, at a church door in Abbe
ville, S. C., in January last. Sow-
den’s jugular vein was several, and he
died a few minutes later. The tragedy
grew out qf a report that Sowden
had been drunk at an oyster supper.
Sowden accused Floyd of origina
ting the report, and was murdered as
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iu other ffarts of our paper.
The Union Point & White Plain Railroad.
We have the liiglitest authority for
announcing that the track-laying of
the Union Point and White Plaines
Kailway will begin Monday, June 17.
Orders have been issued from the rail
road authorities for the placing of ties
and rails to begin on that date. The
work will start at the Union I'oint
This powder never varies. A marvel of pn-
rity, strength and wholesomenesis. More eco
nomical than the ordinary Kinds, and cannot
he sold *n competition with the multitude of
low tests, short weight alum or phosphate now-
dors. Sold only iu cans. Royal Baking Potvuci
Co., 106 Wall street. New York.
At wholesale and retail by Talmadgc Bros..
THE G. C. & N. NOW AN AS8UBED
So Says a Gentleman Connected With the
Richmond and Danville—A New
Railroad System for the South
With Athens as its Center.
A gentleman who is closely connected
with the Richmond and Danville
railroad, and is directly interested in
that corporation, says there is not a
particle of doubt about the G. C. & N.
railroad being built to Athens; that the
R. & D road has done everything in its
power to crush out or buy up this rival
line, but without success.
His company can purchase the little
independent roads through South Caro
lina, Alabama and Georgia, but they
can’t touch the G. C. & X. *
This gentleman says he cannot say
positively when dirt will be broken on
the new road, but he does know that
plenty of money has been raised to
build and equip it, and it is to the in
terest of the company to complete the
line as soon as possible.
The capitalists who are backing the
G. C. & N. have invested millions o
money in the bonds of short railroads
throughout Georgia and adjacent
States. Since the recent big rial road
scoop, all of these roads are effectually
“bottled up,” and unless an outlet be
giveu them, independent of theR. & D.
system, this property will become
worthless. It is essential then that a
great trunk line, connecting with the
rival systems East, Southwest and
West, be built, and this line will be the
Georgia, Carolina and Northern, that
ends in Athens, and our city will thus
be made the central point for the new
system of railroads.
Again, the Seaboard & Roanoke
System has been cut off from Southern
freights, and this wealthy and power
ful corporation is determined, to have a
line of its own, that will penetrate into
the South and act as an outlet for the
The Southern extension will begin at
some point on the C. & M. road, be
tween Athens and Macon, and by
building a short line to Griffin a chain
of roads independent of tlte R. & D.
System will be struck, extending to
There were no new developments
yesterday with the Georgia, Carolina
and Northern. A gentleman, who
is in position to know what he is talk
ing about, said he had every reason to
believe that dirt would be broken in a
week or ten days. There are a few
preliminaries to be , arranged, such
as securing deeds to right-of-waySj etc.
One thing, however, is certain, all the
money necessary to complete the road
has been arranged for, and it will only
be a short time before it will be built.
The well know' strengthening proper
ties of Iron, combined with other tonics
and a most perfect nervine, are found
in Carter’s Iron Pills,whieh strengthen
the nerves aud body, and improve the
blood and complexion.
HAD HER BY THE HEELS.
Queer Antics of a Rural Desperado
in Jackson County.
Last Thursday a young* white man
of the name of Bob Preston, w ho lias
been working on the farm of D. J.
Pentecost, was passing the house of
some colored peope on Mr. Pentecost's
farm, and suddenly concluded to have
some fun. He saw thier negro chil—
i dren in the yard, and told them he was
j going to give them a whipping. They
' ran into the house and closed the door.
Bob followed them and pushed the
door open, when the eldest, a girls of
12 years, ran out of the back door
Preston following in close pursuit
Having captured her in the back yard,
he carried her to the well and taking
her by the heels, held her headfirst
down the well, tel iug her he was go
ing to let her fall and break her neck.
He desisted from however, and curned
her loose and decamped.
On Friday the girl swore out a war
rant and had him arrested. He was
carried before Justice McDaniel for
preliminary trail, and placed under a
After the trial, while sitting in Mr.
McDaniel's house, he jumped from
the window and made a break for lib
erty. He was pursued by Bai iff Mc-
Elhannon, and upon being overtaken
drew a rock and defia l recaptured.
Whereupon the bailiff promptly drew
his pisto 1 , and thus they stood until
the officer’s brother came up behind
Preston and seized him
He was carried to Bai iff McElhan-
non's residence and guarded during
the night. On Saturday morning the
bailiff started with his prisoner to
Jefferson to put him in jail. When
about 3 miles from from town l\e t m
broke away and ran. McE.hannon
fired three times at him, but he made
good his escape—Jackson Herald.
If sick headache is misery, what are
Carter’s Little Liver Pills if they will
positively cure it? People who have us
ed them speak frankly of their worth.
They are small and easy to take.
Past All Precedent!
Over Two Millions Distributed.
Louisiana State Lottery Comp’y
Incorporated by the Legislature in 1868 for
Educational ami Charitable purposes, and it*
franchise made a part of the present State Cou-
Htltution, iu 1879, by au overwhelming popular
V °Its GRAND MAMMOTH DRAWINGS
take place Semi-Annually, Juue amt December,
Mid its GRAND SINGLE NUMBER DRAW
INGS take place in each of tlie other teu mouths
of the year, and arc all drawn in public, ut the
Acadeinv of Mutdc, New Orleans, La.
FAMED FOR TWENTY YEARS
For Integrity of its^ Drawings and
prompt Payment of Prizes.
Attested as Follows:
“We do hereby certify that we supervise the
arrangements for all the Monthly anil Semi- An
nul Drawings of the Louisiana State Lottery
Compauy, and in person manage and control
the Drawings themselves, and that the same ave
conducted with honesty, fairness and In good
faith toward ail parties, and wo authorize the
Com pan v to use tills certificate, with far -chillies
of our signatures attached in its advertise
Anxious to See the Banner—The A. & J
R. R—Crmmencement Visitors j„ f
Jefferson, Juue 15.—Jefferson was
on the qui vici on yesterday to see
Gantt’s issue of The Banner, and our
own paper said that The Banner would
under the new management be a paper
that all would appreciate. YourG., C.
& N. rooster was all O. K. Now we
want the Jefferson rooster up.
Our our energetic directors, Messrs,
Williamson, Brock and 1 Askew, have
got up the amount expected of us for
the Athens and Jefferson Railroad, and
we want Russell to’go ahead and com
plete the road. •. . ,-r
Among the Visitors to commence
ment that have arrived we are glad to
report that Miss Clarke, sister of Con
ductor Clarke, of the G. J. & S. II. R.;
Miss Ivihbro, Mrs. Clarke (nee Alice
Hunter,) late of Athen^.
Mrs. Dr. J. B. Pendegrass speaks of
having a hop at her home during com
mencement ; also Mrs. A. A. Bell will
give hercousin, Miss May Lou Craw
ford, of Athens, a sociable during her
We know that our old friend, The
Banner, will have a representative
We have been informed that a person
calling himself DeWolfe is passing
through the country below Athens pre
senting our business card and repre
senting himself as a piano tuner rec
ommended by us. We have no knowl
edge of him, and have not recom
mended him. 'Haselton & DozIkk.
The McDuffie Journal has resur
rected the extract from an eloquent
masonic address, delivered by Bishop
Georgia F. Pierce, which appears be
low. The Journal thus speaks of it:
“The following eloquent and beau
tiful tribute to Free Mosanry was
delivered by Bishop George F. Pierce,
in a Masonic address in Warrenton,
on the anniversary of St. John the
Baptist, in June, 1885. Bishop Pierce,
like many other great and good minis
ter of all denominations, was an en
thusiastic Mason, and a man in
whom there is no wrong* His ardent
and hearty endorsement of the an
cient Order ought certainly to satisfy
the most skeptical, aud entirely dispel
that ground ess prejudice which yet
unaccountably exists in the minds of
some good men:”
“To the outer world I asa glad to
say, that the principles of our Order
repudiate every vice and am them
selves with every virtne. As a sys
tem of Benevolence,the record of Ma
sonry is known and read of all men.
In society she is known as peace
maker, and you know who hath said,
“blessed are the peace-makers.’’ In
her own family, her voice is potential
to hid the angry passion down—to
quench the sparks which threaten
with explosion the quiet of the neigh
borhood—to stay the violence, ard to
bring the transgressor to a better
mind. She guards with watchful
tenderness and scrupulous fidelity do
mestic virtue and female he plessness.
Her signals are as potent as a magic
wand, introducing thestanger to kind
consideration, and challenging sym
pathy for the prisoner in his dungeon
and tlie exile in his lone'iness. An
angel of mercy to the sick, the wid
owed and the orphan,the house murn-
ing grows bright under the benefi-
cient beam of her eye, and drooping
proverty revives at the sound of her
footsteps. Her cry of distress would
peal like the trumpet of battle or the
a arm of a fire bell upon the dull ear
of midnight s umber, and the Widow’s
Son can. summon aid and frendship
in the midst of hostile legions, when
cov age is no shield and power is de
fenceless. In the world of trade a sel
fish, cheating* fraudulent Mason is a
speck'ed bird, whose plumage tells of
miscegenation with fowls of another
feather than his native genus, and he
ought to be, and if a brother com
plains, will be 2>ecked till he moults
and comes forth anew; reformed in
color, taste and habits. In society,
the law of kindness dwells upon her
tongue, and her heart pulsates with
warm, generous, expansive charity.
Slander stands rebuked before frowns,
and a brother’s good name is precious
i her sight as the apple of her eye.
Nurse, guardian,friend aud guide, like
the Bible from which she springs, she
is the patron of knowledge, truth and
mercy. The arts and sciences are her
handmaids; unity the law of her asso
ciation; her evangel, good will to all
mankind; her influence silent, unseen,
gentle as the dew which falls* on Her-
mon's hill, soft and soothing as the oil
ptur.-d by holy hand on Aaron’s rev
We the undersigned hanks and bankers will
pay all Prizes drawn in the Lodisiana State Lot
teries which niav tie presented at our counters.
R. M. WALMSLlEY. Pres. Louisiana Hat. Bank.
PIERRE LANAUX, Pres. State National Bank.
A. BALDWIN, Pres. New Orleans National Bank.
CARL KOHN, Pres. Union National Bank.
GRAND MONTHLY DRAWING.
At the Acadumv of Music, New Orleans, Tues
day. July iP, 1889.
Capital Prize $,300,000.
100,000 Tickets at $20 'Each: Halves $10;
Quarters $5; Tenths $2'Twentieths $1.
x Li»i> OF FRIZES.
1 PRIZE OF 3303,000 is <330,000
1 PRIZE OF loo,030 is 100,000
1 PRIZE OF 5 j,UU0 is 50,000
1 PRIZE OF is 25,000
2 PRIZES OF 10.003 arc 20.000
5 PRIZES OF 5,000 are 25.000
25 PRIZES OF 1,000 are 25,000
100 PRIZES OF 530 arc = 53,000
200 PRIZES OF 330are 63,000
500 PRIZES OF 230 are 100,000
100 Prizes of <530 are 60,000
loo Prizes of <330 are 30,000
100 Prizes of <2j0 arc 20,000
TWO NUMBER TERMINALS
999 Prizes of <100 are 99,900
999 Prizes of ?loo are T.... 99,900
3,131 Prizes Amounting to 31,051,000
Note.— Tickets drawing Capital Prizes are
not entitled to terminal Prizes.
B3P*For Club Kates or any further Informa-
tion desired, write legibly to tlie undersigned,
c.early stating your residence, with state, coun
tv. street and number. More rapid return mail
delivery will be assured by your enclosing r.n
Envelope bearing vour full address.
Address M. A. DAUPHIN,
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or M. A. DAUPHIN,
Washington, D. C.,
By ordinary letter, containing Money Orders
issued by nil Express Companies, New York
Exchange Draft or Postal Notes.
Address Registered Letters
Containing Currency .to
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Remember that the pavmcnt of Prizes is
GUARANTEED BY FOUR NATIONAL
BANKS of New Orleans, and the tickets are
signed by tlie President of nn Institution whose
chartered rights are recognized in the highest
Courts; therefore, beware of any imitations or
One dollar is the price of the smallest part ftr
fraction of a ticket issued by us in any drawing.
Anything in our name offered for less than a
dollar is a swindle. wed&sun-d-w.
A list of 1000 newspapers divided into .STATES
AND SECTIONS will be sent on application—
To those who want their advertising to par.
we can otter no better medium for thorough and
effective work than tlie various sections of our
Select Local List.
GEO. P. ROW ELL & CO.,
Newspaper Advertising Bureau,
10 .Spruce Street,.New York
<K7E oo a? or; a oo a month cau
*P / □. lO 3>43U. be mame work
ing for us. Agents preferred who can furnish
a horse and give their whole time to business.
Snare moments may lie profitably employed
also. A few vacancies in towns and cities. - IS.
F. JOHNSON & CO., 100!) Main street, Rich
N.B.—Please state age and business experi
ence. Never mind about sending stamp for re
ply. B. F. J. & Co.
Every Thing on Wheels.
Ten per cent Cheaper than anybody
Don’t bur before getting our prices and
catalogues. THE GEO. W. STOCK ELL CO.,
V \ <11 VII T L’ ri’L’v v-
Name this pajmr.
15Shares Athens Saving Rank stock.
0 ROOM HOUSE and roomy jot on Jackson
_ street, iu good neighborhood, and must be
5 ROOM HOUSE and good garden
College avenue, 31,750.
C- j. O’FARRELL.
O’FARRELL & JANKOWEt]
The New Furniture Sb
We have an elegantly assorted
Parlor, Dining and Chamber Suits in allw
styles, grades and coverings; also odd
in end-less variety, all at prices never
Every line of goods, through our imm
Furniture Establishment, is complete with
latest and best designs. We are sure topi'
O’FARRELL & J ANK0W1
37, 39 and 41 Clayton Street.
.. . , Etchings ......
Engravings, from one of the largest anil
^sel^tcd stocks in the Country. Estab-
JAMES S. EARLE & SONS..
Catalogue on receipt of stamps.
2 SPLENDID BUILDING LOTS on College
avenue, 3700 and 3800.
7 ROOM HOUSE on Jackson street, good gar
den and well for 31,650. ’ b h
6 ROOM HOUSE and roomy lot on Baxter st
( 'OOD HOUSE and pretty lot, containing one
I acre out on Rock Spring avenue. Must be
sold in tlie next 00 days, and can be bought
Desirable building mt on Hill street.
A SPLENDID BUILDING lot on Milledge
avenue, containing 3*4 acres.
,' evel bind, lying between the
VJL/pubMc road, leading to Farmington and
High Shoals. The C. and M. railroad runs
through one corner of said tract. Said tract o£
land is within one mile of the Court House of
W atkinsvillc, and will make a nice little farm
for any man, aud cau be bougbt reasonable.
\X1 ATER POWER, gin and grist mill, rnn
V V by a bold stream with 4 foot fall; 25 acres of
land in the mill tract, 20 acres in high state of
cultivation, a nice new dwelling containing 7
rooms, barn and other out buildings, on a public
road, and only 4 miles from Athens, aud can bo
bought for 41.000.
0 ROOM house on Prince avenue <12.00.
0 ROOM house on Washington street 38.00
0 ROOM house on Jackson street 313.50.
A LARGE and well arranged boarding house,
convenient to business.
J. T. Anderson, R. E. A.,
No. 297 Broad street.
W. G. Lowry & Co|
(At Crawford’s Old Stand,)
Clayton Street, - Athens,
DRUGS. MEDICINES. CHEMICALS
Pure Wines and Liquors for Medical Us
Dye Woods and Dye Stuff generally. Medicines warranted
ana of the best quality. Our stock is complete, comprising many i
is impossible here to enumerate, and all sold at moderate prices.
Knowing that times are dull with the Far®
have determined to put down the price of
so that all the Farmers * can get what they want at greauy
This cut in prices is done for'the benefit of the Farmers who are ia 1
such articles as I have on hand. Call at once if you need anythin?
HARNESS LINE aud you will he surprised at the great redaction^
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