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THE ATHENS BANNER TUESDAY MORNING. AUGUST i*. 1890.
INIQUITIES OF THE FORCE BILL.
No man of average honesty and
intelligence, says the Indianapolis
Herald, who will take the trouble to
lead the Force hill through cure fully,
will Imrhor even a suspicion that it
was drawn io the interest of liontst
Some of the defenders of this pro*
jecl of iniquity have laid great stress
upon the provision which requites
that the three supervisors of elec
tions “shall not lie uU of the same
political party.” This clause is
pointed to as evidence of the non
partisan character of the hill. In
point of fact it amounts to nothing.
With two out of the three members
in every board of supervisors the le-
publicans will have control just the
same as if all the members were re*
publicans. It will be the old 8 to 7
game over again. And then the
third man need not be a democrat.
A ‘prohibitionist’ or a ‘grcenbacker,’
will meet the requirements of the
bill, and whenever s democrat is ap
pointed it will no doubt bo one whose
democracy is not skin deep.
The bill provides that the chief
supervisor may have power “to trans
fer at any time any supervisor from
duty in one district to another in
the same city, or county, or district.”
The purpose of this is clear. “ A
knavish supervisor might be so well
known in his own election division
that he could not perform efficient
service to his employer for fear of
being watched by suspicious neigh
bors aDd punished for any wrong*
doing. But by transferring him to
n remote election division in which
he would cot be known he might be
able to serve his masters more ef
fectively.” As the Philadelphia Res
cord says : “A careful examination
of this nefarious scheme will show
that nothing is wanting in it for the
purpose of facilitating and protect*
iug from punishment official frauds
on the ballot-box in the interest of
the party controlling the machine.'
The execution of Kemmler by
electricity in Auburn Wednesday is
reported as having been a most bru
tal affair, though the victim received
no pain. The trouble seems to have
been due to the inexperience of the
watden, who did not understand the
workings of the apparatus perfectly
Doing away with the old custom
of hanging and adopting that of ex
ecution by electricity has met with
the greatest opposition in New York,
and up to the last minute it was
thought that the powerful eflorls
made to save Kemmler would be suc
cessful. This opposition is a strange
thing, and can only he due to the
mysterious dread people have of the
While the first trial is reported as
barbarous, the affair is apt to have
been greatly exaggerated, and even
if not, the doctors present say that
the victim felt no pain after the first
shock. If this bo true, why was it
brutal ? If the first shock rendered
him insensible to pain and uncon
scious, it was a thousand times bet
ter than hundreds of cases of slrun*
gulation by hanging. In our opinion
hanging is as barbarous a method of
putting to death as is possible with
out torture, and the new custom
should be given a fair chance to
prove its superiority.
The first trial has been watched
by the world, and the public preju
diced against it, hence the sensa
tional newspaper account of it
Every day we hear of some hanging
where the victim slowly strangled to
ucutb with horrible gasps and con
vulsive movements, lasting some*,
times for many minutes, and the
the account of the electricul execu
tion, greatly exaggerated as it no
doubt was, cannot compare in brus
tality to it.
COTTON MILLS AND OTHER ENTER
The day is not far distant when
Athens, with the fine water-powers
wilhiu her borders and in the im
mediate vicinity, will be a leading
Southern manufacturing centre. Al
ready within the corporate city lim
its, and within four miles of the
Court-house, there are ihree or four
of the staunchest companies in the
State, with mills in the high tide of
successful operation. The Alliens
M'f’g Co., for many years has been
in a most prosperous condition, and
will continue so under the present
efficient management. The same re
mark is true of Georgia Factory,
the old pioneer mill of the Stale.
Under the present management,
Princeton will not only maiutain its
higli standard for good work, but
will surpass it. It seems to be the
purpose of our manufacturers to
Introduce into their mills all the late
improved machinery, and this with
the skilled labor in their employ,
will enable them to coui|>elo with anv
like concerns in the State.
In a talk with Mr. Bloomfield not
long since, he iuformetl us that the
new mill recently erected at Barnett
Shoals, teft miles below the city,
would be put in operation the com
ing fall. This factory will start
out with the most improved ma
chinery, and will soon he, no doubt,
ranked as one of the most prosperous
cotton mills in the State.
rhero are other old established in
dustries—as the Paper Mill, Bobbin
Mill, &c.—which have made a good
record in the pa9t, and which will
continue to increase in value and
All these enterprises are in ex
cellent condition. Each factory has
a thriving, happy population, of
from three to five hundred.
With the hum of many thousands
of spindles now being run by busy
hands, and the certainty that other
and varied enterprises will soon be
started up, is but one of the many
indications of the grand prosperity
which awaits the people of North
east Georgia. With factories, foun
dries, mills, and all sorts of indus
tries dotting the hillsides and val
leys, Athens with her railroads now
running, and those soon to be com
pleted, will hecomethe metropolis of
a populous and rapidly growing
OVER THE CITY
The race for the Legislature in
Floyd county is attracting a great
‘deal of attention. Besides the three
‘.regular democratic nominees, three
.other candidates have come out, and
according to reports from Rome, two
of tae latter are sure of election.
Capt. Seay, one of them, is one of
Ihe Hill City’s most prominent and
influential citizens, and the vote in
the city will be overwhelmingly for
/him. Capt. Turner, the other, has
'held a seat in the Legislature for
years, and it looks os if he will lie
returned to the Capitol next fall.
it Blaine is said te be flirting with
£l)e Farmer’s Alliance, However,
this body is too sensible to pay any
Attention to the Plumed Knight, and
bis little game won’t work.
The Constitution's elephant will
lie kept from the sight of Atlantaans
until the parade on the 16tb. We
suggest that “ Uncle Remus” Harris
and F. Longfellow Stanton be depu
ted to act as drivers.
TWO STATE ELECTIONS-
The course of the Republican par
ty in congress, says the Courier-
Journal, has thoroughly solidified
the Democrat c party, if wo may
judge by the elections held in Ala
bama and in Kentucky on Monday
Reports from Alabama show in
creased democratic majorities from
all sections, with the Republicans
controlling scarcely a county in the
In Kentucky the Democratic roa«
jority is far ahead of anything known
in recent years. The majority for
Gen. Buckner three yearn ago is in
creased 125 per cent ; that given for
Cleveland in 1888 is increased 50
per cent. Ereu rock-ribbed Repub
lican counties, just now penetrated
by railroads, join the Democratic
These returns indicate the feeling
aroused among the people by the
revolutionary methods of the Repub
lican leaders. Men who have never
voted with the Democrats on any
issue see that tLe Republican party
is a sectional organization, ready to
sacrifice every interest in the South
to some temporary party necessity
They see the hopelessness of trying
to build up the- Republican paity in
the face of such tactics, and so they
cast in their lot with their neighbors
This is the first response of the
people to the challenge of Reed, Me
Kiuley and Davenport. Now for the
Another cigarette smoker is crazy
is a sentence frequently seen in the
newspapers. The cigarette causes a
great deal of trouble. Many bright
boys have been made gibbering idiots
by the cigarette.
The Philadelphia Press has bad a
staff correspondent in Virginia and
North Carolina interviewing leading
republicans of both races regntding
the force bill. Nearly all of them
express themselves in strong terms
against that measure.
According to the St. Louis Repub
lic, the South is developing her lum
ber Interests very rapidly and al
ready the busy scenes of the Michi
gan and Wisconsin pine regions are
being .reproduced in the yellow ipine
forests of-the Southern States. It
will not be long before Southern pine
lumber will -hold all the markets
east of the Rocky Mountains and
Peaches.—A wagon from the country
came in yesterday with peaches for salt.
They brought $1.50 per bushel. This
is lather steep, considering that last
seuson at this period, peaches could be
bought for twenty-five and thirty cents
The Crawford Herald.—The first
issue of this paper, published at Craw
ford, came to us to-day. It is a neat
sheet, and we can hut wish it success
and a long life. It is published in a
live town, and in a large and splendid
county. It is an eight-page six-column
paper, and is published by a stock com
pany. Mr. II. AuJerson, of South Car
olina, is its editor.
A Traveling Blind Tiger.—At the
Sunday-school celebration at Bishop the
other day, a negro was caught in the
act of selling whiskey, and promptly
nabbed. He had a big lot of it on hand,
anil was very hold in dispensing it at a
good price, considering the quality.
NO HOUSES TO LET.
MR GANTT TELLS OF THE POLIT
And Speaks of the Various Candidates
—He Doesn’t Like tho Atlanta
Wator--Made a Mash on
Athens Losing Citizens Because -of
Why don’t our capitalists seeking in
vestment place some of their money in
There is a dearth in houses to let, and
many who desire to settle here are kept
away by the fact that they cannot se
And not only homes, but store-houses
cannot be gotten, and many are needed.
J. II. Langford & Co., Athens’ new
tailoring establishment, informs us that
they have experienced the greatest
dilliculty in securing houses for their
workmen, and would bring several more
here with families if houses could he
gotten for them. They cannot build,
and it is too expensive for them to
board, and by the scarcity of houses to
let they are prevented from coming
It is the same way with many others
who desire to settle in our midst, and
while Athens is increasing rapidly in
population, she could move along with
much greater rapidity if we possessed
loom for the incomers.
There is no better paying investment
than building houses, both for stores
and homes, and we cannot understand
when there is such a cry for them as is
now, why the capitalists of our citj
do not invest some of their money
MISS Ga’rMANY DEAD.
The Sad News Reached Athens Yes
A telegram was received from Savan
nah yesterday, telling the sad news of
the de>th of one of gthat city’s fairest
and most lovable daughters.
She is one who spent the greater part
of the last three years in our midst,and
during that time her sweet nature and
noble character endeared her to all who
came in contact with her. She was one
of the pupils of the Home School, and
the ladies who have charge of that in
stitution speak of her iu terms of the
Truly it is a pity that such a bright
and beautiful character should be cut
off at the time wlien just beginning to
bloom into lovely womanhood, but He
who does all things well knows best
w hat should be done, and the many
friends and relatives who mourn ner
irreparable loss may and do find conso
lation in he knowledge that she ha:
flown to a better world and now rests
quietly with loved ones goue before.
BEHIND THE BARS.
And She Is Very Anxious to Get Out.
The other day a telegram was receiv
ed in this city from Madison stating that
one Sallie Hunter, who claims the Clas
sic City as her home, had left that city
with property in her possession which
did not rightfully belong to her, and
asked the officers of Athens to hold her
in their grasp until a Madison officer
could come for her.
The woman in question is well-known
in Athens police circles, and is a mulat
to of no good repute.
She had hardly arrived here from
Madison before she was nabbed and put
in the jug.
Nothing more has been heard from
Madison, and she wants to get out, hut
there is an old score to settle between
her and the city of Athens.
A ease was made against her a few
weeks ago, in company with several
other women of like character for kick
ing np a row. The others appeared at
court, and were fined, but Sallie skip
ped. For this she was fined, and until
she pays it will remain in the lock-up.
OF STUMP SPEAKING,
Talk of Independents Entering the
Race—Athens’ Platform Speakers.
HIS FLOCK DON’T LIKE IT.
The Negro Preacher, Lake Brown, In
The readers of the Banner will no
doubt remember the scrape gotten into
last winter by the notorious negro
preacher, Lake Brown.
Lake was the pastor of Athens’
church, and up to that time had held
the respect and admiration of his con
Last December, however, mutterings
of discontent were heard, and the affair
culminated in Brown being accused of
fornication and adultery. He was tried
in December last, found guilty of the
charge and fined fifty dollars. The tine
was paid, and nothing more was heard
of tho hypocritical parson until yester
it seems that lie has been in ebargeof
a negro church in Lexington recently,
and as he did here, held the respect of
However, somebody told them of
Brown’s Athens record, and discon 1 oat
arose among bis followers.
They have been investigating recent
ly and finally brought charges against
him. Among others was one referring
to his Athens trouble,(and this was ex
plained by Brown as being a conspira
cy against him, and that while he was
tried, nothing could be proven against
him and he was cleared.
Somehow this didn’t satisfy the mem
bers of his church, and yesterday the
clerk of the court here received a letter
a>king him of the occurrence.
The reply was one Jnot calculated|to
bear out Brown’s statement and read
“Lake B.-own was found guilty, and
fined $50 or twelve months in theebaiu-
gang. The evidence was overwhelm
ingly against him.”
Brown has a terrible reputation be
hind him, and is now a whited sepul
chre with most of the white rubbed off.
An Attempted Suicide.
Special by New* Telegram Association.
Atlanta, August 8.—About 11
o’clock last night Mrs. Jennie Joyce, a
landlady Iivining at 55 South Forsyth
street, attempted suicide by shooting
herself in the right breast with a big
Sfie clainis that she did it because
soiqo of Jier tcpfu.t# bothered her abouc
The wound is a very serious "ne,
but it is.not.thought that it .w.ijl (result
Editoii.il Correspon fence t > Hasnkit.
Atlanta. Ga.. August 7.—Atlanta is
full <>l politics,and last night the riemls
of the dilfi-rcta candidates were cau
cusing until a late lmur. The big
gest light will he over the Commissioner
of Agin-uiture and Attorney General.
All candidates are equally confident
and equally frightened.
The friends of Nesbitt and Hunnicutt
hold their caucus iu adjoining rooms iu
Concordia llall, and several efforts
were made to unite their strength, but
withou snec.-ss. Nesbitt is the stron
ger of the two, and hence think theilun-
nicutt tnen should come to him. This
they “can’t see.” Tln-re will he an
other caucus this morning, hut I don’t
think it will amount to anything, and
that the light will be made in the con
Col. Smith, of Oglethorpe, presided
over the Henderson caucus. This was
a sore disappointment to llimiciitt’s
f. iends, as they had counted on him as
one the l>est workers, t ol. Henderson
is badly frightened, nnk his frien s are
working like Trojans for him It is the
geui-ra, impression, however, that he is
I think Lester will defeat Anderson
for Attorney General. The former can •
didate’s vote was a surprise to himself
and the State. The friends of Ander
son are hard at work, but say it is a
matter of indifference to him whether
he is nominated or not. They argue
that the Alliance carried the S,ato for
Judge Lestnr, because he was not :i law
yer euoungh to hurt. He is a pure and
able man, however.
I met Gov. Gordon last night, and he
has already put on It s campaign smile
and begun his “wild injun” talk for
the U. S. .Senate. The Governor re-
maked to us that Clatke hud as well fall
into line and support him this year, or
they would be worse loft than before,
as his column would he longer than
ever. I told tho Governor that from
the way his vote looked to us Bacon
men, lie would then have to extend it
over into another state.
It is the general impression in Atlan
ta that Livingston will be iu the race
for U. S. Senator, against G.rdon, and
he will press him pretty hard, if the Al
liance members of the legislature will
One of the most exciting little pros
pective contests is for Judge Lumpkin’s
robe, in the event that he is placed on
the Supreme bench, whicli is almost
an assured fact. Messrs. Seaborn
Reese, of Sparta, Hamilton McWhorter,
of Lexington, and J. N. Worley, of
Elbertou, arc the candidates, and they
and their friends are putting in some
good work. Mr. Worley is backed by
a delegation of iron-ribbed democrats
from Elbert, and they are putting in
some splendid work for bint. He is one
of the strongest mehibers of the Geor
gia bar, and would make a splendid ju
dicial officer. The other aspirants are
likewise able and popular gentlemen.
The congressional race in the 8th dis
trict is attracting considerable atten
tion and there is great anxiety to know
who will he the winning man. The
general impression here is that Carlton
will be the dark horse.
Well, 1 was disappointed last night
in the great political revolution that
swept over Georgia. While the Alli
ance won the fight, the same old crowd
still rule the roost that have been ma
nipulating politics in Georgia since tho
angels sang together. Occasionally
there is a strange face, hut it seems that
the lawyers are still on top.
The water iu Atlanta is simply awful.
You must hold your nose while drink
ing it, and it tastes about as bad as it
smells. Atlanta’s water works must
certainly lie run in sympathy with her
bar rooms. One gentleman says the
water has cotton seed oil it. It tastes
more like cotton seed guano.
There is one advantage in coming to
Atlanta when the Kimball is crowded
while you have to;take an inferior room
the mosquitoes are distributed more
generally around, and a fellow hasn’t
to fight for his dear life all night.
T. L. G.
THE NEXT BILLS TO COME UP.
A Probable Contest between the Elec,
tlons and the Agricultural Commit
Special by News Telegram Association.
Washington, D. C., August 7.—As
soon as the general deficiency appropri
ation bill is out of the way in the*house,
Chairman Rowell, of the elections com
mittee, will make a strong effort to call
up those contested eases in which re
ports from the committee have been
made, of which there are six. including
the Breckinridge case. He will be an
tagonized by Chairman Fnnston, of the
Agricultural Committee, who wants to
.bring up the Cooger compound lard
bill. 'The elections is a privileged com
mittee, hut the houso enu, by a majori
ty vote, give the right of way to any
committee or hill it desires.
SHIP COTTON DIRECT
From Our Southern Ports SoSays Ful
ton County’s Alllancemen.
Special by News Telegram Association.
Atlanta, August 7.—Hero’s a most
It was unanimously adopted by dele
gates of the county sub-Alliances at
their meetings this morning.
Governor John B. Gordon indorsus it
by attaching his signature.
Here it is:
“Whereas, It is important
that the cotton ef the
farmers of Georgia and of the South
should be sold in the best market possi
ble with the least possible cost before it
reaches such market;and
“Where'S*, A large portion of the
southern cotton goes to Europe ; there
fore be it
“Resolved, That the trustees < f the
Alliance exchange who are to meet in
Atlanta on the lStli of this month be,
and they are hereby requested to make
arrangements by which that portion of
Southern cotton which goes to Europe
shrll he shipped from Southern ports
directly to the consumers ill Europe.”
The resolution was originally drawn
and argued by Mr. T. A. Jackson, a
prominent Alltanceinan, and when
placed before the meeting of delegates,
this morning was unanimously adopt
It means a great deal for the South,
and its spirits should by all me&ns be
carried into practice.
Hon. J. W. Twitty, Jackson’s repre
sentative in the Legislature, was in
Athens yesterday. He was one of the
best members of the last Legislature,
and is prominently mentioned as the
speaker of the next House.
It is now nearly a week since tho pri
mary election, ami nothing hilt the host
of feeling prevails between the candi
The most ardent supporters of the
gentlemen who were defeated have for
gotten all the little differences and arc
now just as ardent in their support of
Col. Morton, and the other nominees of
The Colonel got there by a small ma
jority, but in a solid old Democra'ic
county like Clarke, and with a solid
m m like Col. Morton,everybody is now
for him, and accepting the action of the
democrats last Saturday, when they
made b in the choice of :h par
ty, his oppot.ems now declare for him,
laying down their own opinion as to
whom the i ominee should he.
A great many, of course, differ with
him in regard to the liquor question,
hut this they will have an opportunity
to fight, as it comes up before the peo
ple of the county, if it comesjup at all.
All that Col. Morton proposes to do
and all he can do, is to work to put he
c mnty under tho general local optiton
bill. In this lie may fail, but if he suc
ceeds, the people of the county will
have an opportunity of easting their
bajlot as they see fit. About the only
difference between the platform of the
nominee and those of Iris opponents w as
that tho former declared that he would
work for the passago of a law placing
us under the general local option bill,
while the other two would only do so at
the request of a majority of the demo
crats of Clarke county.
The question now is, can tho Colonel
succeed in his undertaking?
There is a sensational rumor afloat
about independents being put out for
ad county offices. There may he some
thing in it or there may not, but even if
there is, it will amount to nothing.
It is rumored that the negroes have
been holding meetings at various places
in the country, and are organizing for
the purpose of securing candidates as
strong as possible to make races against
In fact, a prominent gentleman tells
us that one of the leaders among the col
ored people informed him that they
were fixing things, and all they wanted
now were some good men with strength
to go in with them.
This has always been the trouble with
them They can’t find any of their own
color capable, and can’t get a respecta
ble white man to go into their schemes.
Thus it will ever be with them until
they understand that the Democrats,
and especially Southern democrats are
their best Irieuds.
A crowd was gathered a day or two
ago talking of politics in general,' and
among other good things gotten off, was
the following, attributed to Emory
Sp. er, which we do not remember of
having seen in print.
Mr. S[>eer was making one of his
magnificent stump speeches, and whieh
carrying his audience with him ia a
flight of eloquence, was interrupted by
a party decidedly under the influence of
liquor. The fellow staggered up to the
platform and, shaking his fist, yelled:
“Speer,- you’s a 'dema
Stopping short, Mr. Speer pointed his
finger at him and said :
“And you, if you had a little straw-
wrapped around you, would he a first-
Nothing takes so well with a crowd
as a pretty piece of repartee from n
speaker,and a man who has this faculty
is sure of arousing the enthusiasm of his
Athens possesses some of the best
stump speakers in the state, and their
success may he attributed to the fact
of the possession of this faculty in a
To a majority of men nothing is more
pleasant than to get up a joint discus
sion between two bright aud witty men
who are good at repartee, and watch
the fun, and in this way a great deal of
p.easure was gotten out of the last cam
A little gathering derived a great deal
of amusement the other afternoon from
a pretty play of words jietween two of
our citizens, both of whom have made
reputation in this line.
Major W. B. Pruitt and Mr. T m
Cobb were the parties, and the flow of
wit from both seemed inexhaustible.
Every body knows the Major and
when be starts jumping at a fellow with
that Banks county drawl of his, he is
usually let al ne.
However, there is no brighter fellow
in rhe state than Tom Cobb, and when
the Major touched him up a little the
For fifteen minutes there was one of
the brightest and keenest flows of wit
that is often the fortune of an Athenian
to hear, and the cuts and slashes in
dulged in kept the crowd in a roar.
Neither would stop, and when finally
one started off, they kept talking, and
shouted their replies to each other uutil
out of hearing.
They certainly are a pair when it
comes to e thing of this kind, and we
will hack them against anv in the state.
Kicking Against the St
| Spiciul by News Telegram Association.
Montgomery, Ala., August 7.—The
second day’s meeting of the State Alli
ance in this city is of unusual interest
among its members. Nothing absolute
ly is known outside ns to what is going
on, but enough is known to justify the
very general belief that a big fight is
now being made over a resolution en
dorsing the resolutions adopted at St.
Louis by the National Firmer*’ Alli
ance. There is said to be con iderable
opposition among certain members ♦<>
the Sub Treasury plank in the.St. I,t>ui*
platform of principles. At tin* in.(fil
ing’s session R._*v. 8. M. Ad mis, of Bibb,
was re-elected president; J. A. Downs,
of Elmore, was ele tori Vice President,
and J. P. Oliver, of Tallapoosa, secre
WARRING ON VANCE.
The North Carolina Alllancemen Say
He Must Co.
Special by Nows Telegram Association.
Charlotte, N. C., August 7.—The
warfare of the Farmers’ Alliance and
the Richmond & Danville railroad
against Senator Vance grows apace, and
it is exciting much interest.
It has been supposed by Democrats
outside the Alliance that that organiza
tion having named seven out of the nine
congressional nominees, would make no
formidable attempt to defeat the Sena
It appears, however, that the farmers
determinedly oppose Mr. Vance be
cause of his stand on the sub-treasury
COLORED COFFEE kAISERS.
spring to throw JS
tl» , wine « o
the sluggish wi ^
emulation of tl
Electrocution is Denounced.
Special by News Telegram Association-
Nkw York, Aug. 7.—Commenting on
the execution of Kemmler at Auburn
yesterduy,. thu Sun says, editorially:
•‘The first duty of the next legislature
will be to repeal the electrical execution
law. and to restore the old method of
administering the death sentence by
Mr. S. J. Tribble, of Garnesville, was
in Athens yesterday. He was a promi
nent. un tuber of the Junior class, m the
University last year.
A Scheme to Colonize Parts of Nextco
With the Black Race.
St. Louis, Aug. 7.—J. Milton Turner
left for New York t>~day to arrange tin-
detail* of Iris plan for colonizing color, d
people in Mexico. Ho says ihe plan i*
being promoted by a firm of enff .‘deal
ers in New York who have a c:.picul ot
about ffl,000.000. -'The purpose of tl.o
firm.” he said, “is to put the colored
people lo raising coffee and sugar. They
own about 2JHI0 000 acres of land whieh
will lie divided among the colonist-.
Fo rental will be charged for the. land,
and the firm will furnish u means of
support for their employes ti.l they cun
get their grounds under cultivation and
become self-sustaining. They are will
ing to S| end $200,000 or $200,000 in that
“The details of the scheme will be
settled August 14. It is believed the
movements can he made very beneficial
for the colored people. 1 have already
received a larg number of applications
from those who are anxious to go. It
may seem strange to some people t>*
know, too, that all these application*
are from colored people in the North
About twenty families of Mount Vei-
non, in.liana, have applied and more
lhan twice that number from N.-w Jer
sey are anxious to go.”
Astonishing Her Husband.
Chicago, August 7.—Ad inquest wu
held to-day on the body of an int:i!ii
whieh Mrs. Frances Russell is accuse,
of having starved to death. Mrs. Rus
sell, to th.- surprise of everybody, >ai.t,
when placed under oath, that the infant
was not hers.
The woman then said that she obtain
ed the child from an orphan asylum and
palmed it oft' upon her husband as their
offspring. The reason she assigned for
tne deception was to prevent trouble in
her tamily. By means of drug*, taken
to quiet her nerves, she had been pre
maturely confined, and to conc-al the
fact from her husband, she had surrep
titiously brought home the child.
Thomas Russell, the husband, was
tensely angered on hearing his wife’s
“I did not know until this moment
that the child was not ours,” he said.
“All the neighbors were running in and
out, and I thought it was allright.”
Russell is a book-keeppr and earns
good wages. His wife tried to patch
things up by declaring that she had tes
tified to a lie, but he would not believe
her and left the court room. Mrs. Rus
sell was held without bail to await the
action of the Grand Jury.
Trampled on the Flag.
Elizabeth, Aug. 7.—The Elizabeth
police this evening arrested, aiter a
lively chase, Felix Marx, William Mill
er, Edward Bowman, and Charles Klop,
four of the Anarchists implicated in a
riot at a picnic in Eller’s Grove here on
Monday night in which several of the
police got severely handled. Klop tried
to draw a revolver on Policeman Smith
and then fled, but was overhauled.
Emil Vogt, a leader in Hie fight, was
committed to j.-.:I to-day without hail
for an atr. ciou assault on Policeman
Wind. The cry of the anarchists, it. is
“Kill the police!”
One of them tried, it is said, to brain
Policeman Wind with a beer keg when
he was lying on the ground.
It is alleged also that the rioters tore
down and trampled under foot the
American flag that floated on the flag
staff outside the grove. Special orders
have been given to-night to the police
to arrest several more ot the anarchist*
whoso name are known. In all twenty-
eight are wanted, warrants being issued
for that number.
Selling Girls* to*Rich OldMen.
Buda-Pksnh, August 7.—A piano
teacher named Ehrenfeld has been ar
rested here for selling young girls to
rich old men in South America and
Constantinople, on pretence of getting
them musical employment. One girl
named Gisela Schoen was sold to a man
named Agrarn Parvenu for 200 florins.
The man’s scholars were mostly of the
upper classes, and great excitement is
caused by their terrible fate.
Th© Balloon Didn’t Go Up.
Special by News Telegram Association.
Isupkuing, Mich., Aug. 7.—Bough’s
circus was handled roughly hero last
night. They advertised a free balloon
ascension, whi.J* failed to materialize,
so a mob of several thousand people tore
the tent to pieces, mobbed the circus
people and looted everything in sight.
THE OLD STORY.
A Young Girl’s Betrayal Leads to Her
Lincoln, Neb., August 6.—A beau
tiful woman, giving the name of Mrs.
Mollie Richsrt, committed suicide in
this city to-day by swallowing three
graim of strychnine. She was visiting
with a friend named Mrs. W. A. Stan-
nus, aud later her supposed husband ar
rived from Dewitt and astounded the
sheriff by saying his name was J. B.
Randall. At the inquest he acknowl
edged that be had been lying. He tes
tified that his correct name was Rick-
art, and that he w r as not married to the
dead girl. He said that he was a mar
ried man, hut that his wife had sued
for a divorce in Saline county. It was
his intention, however, to eventually
marry the deceased, whose name was
Miss Mary E. Mbrford. The dead girl
had been under medical treatment for
some time, and her physician said she
was soon to become a mother.
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