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ATHENS, GEORGIA TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1890.
VOL. 58—NO. 177
TrtE UNITED STATES SENATORSHIP.
Tin- people of Georgia love and
lion*»r John B Gordon. He was one
C South’s most gallent defend**
t> . su-1 has stood by his State and
jjj S | K >,i ( ,ie as faithfully in peace as he
jpi m war. There is no office or
lincior within the gift of Georgians
tu*: toe} would refuse Gen. Gordon
t iut he asked—provided, the ruling
clement, the Farmer’s Alliance, is
con - i need that he is in sympathy
w t.i their cause.
it is understood that Gen. Gordon
IV hi.- a candidate for U. S. Senator,
to Micceed Joseph E. Brown. There
is only one stumbling-block in the
way of iiis success, and that is the
ii.Treasury bill. This great mea-
r ::<- of relief for our struggling far
mers is as indelibly fixed in the
platform of the Alliance as the laws
o the Medes and the Persians. This
t ,realization well knows that to se-
c :a- the passage of this bill they
mu't elect to congressmen who are
p ciiged to its support. The Hues
have beeu drawn on members of the
llouii*, and a majority of Georgia’s
co! cri -si on a I delegation will be sup-
pi..t<Ta of the Sub Treasury bill.
Now, all the efforts of Idle Alliance
would be more than useless, if they
m ioibly defended their rights in one
quarter, and left the other uuguard-
ni In other words, there is no use
i.i passiug the Sub-Treasury bill in
Ur* House, unless we have it sup-
ported also in the Senate.
While Gen. Gordon has deluged
the Alliance with compliments, he
has ni ver fairly committed himself
on the Sub-Treasury bill. In his
letter to Editor Brown of the Alli
ance Farmer, he systematically
dodged that great issue.
Tli is won’t do, General Gordon
V u must toe the mark, and declare
yourself on that great issue. The
Alliance most properly considers
that he who is not for the Sub-Treas
ure bill is against it.
The Alliance is this year voting
for principles, and not men. They
feel and reulize the vital necessity
of having defenders of the Sub-
Treasury bill in the Senate, as well
a* iu the House. Without the one.
any work done by the other would
If Gen. Gordon cannot consistent
ly support the Sub-Treasury bill, he
should not aspire to the position of
U. S. Senator from Georgia. It will
force his friends and admircis to the
unpleasant duty of voting against
The Farmer’s Allinuce will con
trol the next legislature o£—Georgia,
and no man can hope to repiesent
oui State as Senator,unless he stands
pu-dged tosupporttlie Sub-Treasury
dangerous element from power.
Let these old defeated ringsters
g* ah their teeth and howl. The
people of the Palmetto State have at
last been aroused,and the politicians
and bosses are consigned to oblivion,
where they will remain for many a
long year, we sincerely hop*.
We see that the Georgia Agricul
tural Society has endorsed John B.
Gordon for United States Senator.
This body is not a fair representa
tion of the farmers of our State—for
there are as many or more profes
sionals and merchants in its ranks
tha » tillers of the soil. But among its
delegates are a number of Alliance-
men—and men holding high office in
the order at that.
Now, these same men, when the
race for congress was made iu their
respective districts, very properly
demanded that every candidate des
Clare himself for the SuhaTreasury
bill before they would support him
But here we see them presenting the
inconsistent spectacle of endorsing
a man for U. S. Senator,without even
knowing or asking how he stands on
this great measure of relief for our
These Ailiancemen certainly know
that it is even more important to
have this Sub-Treasury bill support
ed in the Senate than the House—for
in this branch the hardest fight over
it will be made. We cannot under
stand their position ub Ailiancemen*
If they are true to their order and
its demands in one place, they should
be also true in another. And yet we
read that leading Alliaucemen are
giving their influence and their votes
toward the election of a U. S. Sena
tor, who has never as yet said wheth
er he was for or against the very bil
they have made an issue in every
Thk Banner will cheerfully sup
port Gen. Gordon for Senator if he
declares himself for the SubsTreas-
nry bill—otherwise we will oppose
him. We have enlisted with the
Alliance to the end, and will stand
POSSESSED THE POWER
OF MIND READING.
The Lassie of Currahee and Some of
Her Strange History—-A Beautiful
and Innocent Child of Nature—Her
SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS.
When Bi n TillmaD, the farmer’s
candidate, was making the race tor
Governor in South Carolina, the ohi
bosses and politicians charged that
he had slandered the good name of
his State, and was trying to wreck
the democratic party. These state
ments Mr. Tillman denied, and the
I't q.le vindicated him by an over
whelmingly majority—snowing un
der the old leaders by such a shower
"• ballots as were never before known
The politicians were routed horse,
but aud dragoon, and the Alliance
secured a sweepiug victory. Every
tree democrat and fair-minded man
would have conceded the victory to
Tillman and bis party, and accepted
the result in good faith.
But not so with these old moss-
back leaders. They could not bear
lo see the reins of power pass
hum their hands—where they
hail remained for generations—and
the government go into the control
oi a class that they had always looked
with disdain, and considered
011 i.v worthy to vole as they dictated
when the State convention met,
l,,e v «ry men who had, from every
s'ump in the State, so recently
' barged Mr. Tillman and his sups
porters w ilh being organized to de-
VjVl - v Hie democratic party, were the
'cry ones to threaten to bolt the
invention, and are demanding un
reasonable and undemocratic con-
ccssions from the majority.
I lithe kickers have plaiuly shown
tue country that they arc the ones
^bo are ready and willing to wreck
110 democratic party of the Palmetto
' 1 lte » a °d appeal to the negro vote,
ber th an lose their hold on the
i*°'erutnent. They have manifested
U r ”*v-or-ruin policy that will hring
‘l ,,,Q them the censure of every true
< euioerat, and prove to the peoj le of
‘ °ut*> Carolina that the farmers were
n hbt in kicking such a selfish aud
THE SUB-TREASURY BILL IN THE
The Allianccmeu of Georgia and
the Southern Slates aie not alone in
their demands for the passage of the
Sub-Treasury bill, but the Western
farmers are as loud and clamorous
for ibis measure of relief and pro
tection as are our cotton-growers.
The farmers of Kansas are aroused,
as also every grain-growing State.
T.tey are nominating out-and-out
Sub-Treasury congressmen, and say
they will elect them, too. The pros
peel now is the Alliance will have
such a strong representation in the
uext House, that their demands
will be heeded.
it was the attitude of the Alliance
more than any other cause, that
killed the Force bill—for the op
pressed and down-trodden agricul
turalists of our country demanded
that sectional issues be dropped and
their law-makere look to their relief.
The Alliance is to day the ruling
power in both the South and West.
The farmers of these two sections
have bridged the bloody chasm, and
arc now banded together for their
common interest and protection.
A Card from Mr. Colley Correcting
August 15, 1890.
Editor of the Banner :
1 see it stated in your issue of today
that in a speech in Madison it i8 report
ed in the Augusta Chronicle that I
have changed my position in regard to
the Sub-Treasuiy bill. I have already
corrected this mistake to the Chronicle
and 1 now ask space in your paper to
atate that the report is entirely errone
ous F. H. Collet.
AN ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAY.
One Will be Built and In Operation Be
fore Next January.
There is no longer any doubt about
Atlieus having an electric street rail
way. The enterprise is as good as set
tled. If the proper in Jnsements are of
fered by property owners it wilf tra
verse every section of our city- An
.electric company is now .figuring on
the cost, and in a few 4AJ’B will present
their estimate. There are two esti
mates—one looking to reu ing the pow
er from our electric .company, and the
other putting in a dynamo of its own,
when a separate plant will be run, and
in ail probability acival company start
ed to furnish light* to our city.
The present street railway will be
torn up, aud new cal's bought. There
will be no trouble in selling the old
iron and equipments. The best and
most improved c-rs will be used on the
new line, and with ibis rapid inotor, it
wili be only a twelve miles rule from
the extreme limits of the city to the
This electric railway will be a great
b.-rf>ni for Athens, and people will be
-oyetyjoyed to liear of its jsyeqess.
A number of the readers of the Ban
ker remember the young girl who lived
near Tugalo some years ago, and crea
ted so much wonder among all who wit
nessed her in her mind readingattempts.
Those who allowed her to attempt to
read their thoughts, or whether willing
or not, if they allowed her to merely
take one of their hands in one of hers,
thus giving her power an opportunity
to assert itself,were more than astonish
ed, and were mysteriously bewildered
by the marvellous accuracy with which
their most secret thoughts were told b\-
As stated above, there are a number
of our citizens who can and do testify
in enthusiastic language to the extraor
dinary power she possessed, but there
are many who have never even heard of
her, as she was not allowed to exhibit
her power to strangers, and all who
were present at any time were asked
not to advertise the matter. Her par
ents were dead, ami those under whose
charge she was were unwilling for her
to be brought before the public as a
Yesterday a Banner reporter talked
with a lady of this city, who had wit
nessed an exhibition of the girl’s won
derful power, and whose thoughts had
been read by her.
She gives some very interesting facts,
and while disclaiming ail belief in spir
itualists, is absolutely certain that the
young girl in question possessed a most
mysteriously marvelous faculty of read
According to our informant,the young
girl was born and bred in a little moun
tain hut on Currahee mountain. Her
parents were of a better class than the
average Georgia mountaineer, but lived
in a fashion similar to them, and until
their death the child had no compan
ions save the birds of the air and the
Over these she possessed a peculiar
and powerful fascination, and for days
at a time she wandered over the inoun-
taius, then the resort of wild and fero
cious animals, alone, except for the
company of feathered songsters and un
tamed—except for her—animals.
She was truly a child of nature, and
her early habits were never totally (.lone
Before the death of her parents, both
had noticed wonderful things done by
their child, and spoke of her as being
It was not until after their death, and
the removing of the child to a new
home, however, that the power of mind
reading was noticed.
She was taken in charge by a family
of most excellent people living near
Toccoa, who, learning that the child
was left alone, out of their kind-
heartedness, gave her a position.
An attempt was made to educate her,
as she seemed to possess a wonderful
acuteness, and raise her up almost like
one of tbe family.
The confinement was too much for
her, however, and she longed to again
be with her frieuds of the forest. When
asked why she loved them, she said they
understood her better than humans, and
she could talk to them with more pleas
ure. She also said she understood them,
and what they told her was “so much
prettier” than what she heard from
Of course all this was looked upon as
childish prattle by everyone, but atten
tion was drawn to her, and many pe
culiarities were noticed.
Occasionally she would sit for hours
doing nothing, with her eyes wide open,
and her appearance being’similar to that
of a somnambulist. When spoken to in
this condition, she would either not an
swer at all, or in a far away
voice, as if she heard, but
did not understand. After arousing
himself, and being asked what she was
doing, her invariable answer was,
Though thi3 was remarked as being
peculiar, uo especial importance was at
tached to it until one day, one of the
family feeling sorry for her, sat beside
her and clasped her hand. Still the
girl remained motionless, her eyes gaz
ing vaguely on space.
Mrs. theu began thinking that
the girl was losing her mind, when sud
denly she turned, and gazing straight
at her protector, said: “Do not think
•“What?” enquired Mrs. —
“That 1 am crazy.”
In astonishment, Mrs. — asked how*
•he Knew of what she was thinking,am 1 ,
received for a reply that she “jus t
From this time on tbe investigatioi
w as pursued, and never did she fail 6
tell the thoughts of those who wotil<|
clasp hands with her.
When our informant first saw her.
she was about sixteen years of age, *»■ |
was strikingly beautiful. A peculiar
soft expression was noticed by all, an
and her eyes were simply entrancing
She seemed very delicate, though inti:
best of health.
The la«y asked her if she would tr
to read her thoughts, and being at.
swered in the affirmative, placed he
band in that of the girl.
She says that as their hands met,
thrill passed over her of mysterio* l|
kind, and for her life she could not r
move her eyes from those of the med :
urn. She was completely and in the fu i
sense of the word, fascinated, and b
feeling was so mysterious as to begg.
Tbe girl slowly began telling tl
thoughts of our informant, correct i
every point, until she whose mind w:
being portrayed, in self defence, will
drew btr hand. Others in the pan
were anxious to prove that the
thoughts could not be read, but oh a
she tried she was completely successf u
Many other points of interest cot
cerning her could be given, but tbe.*
are kept for another issue.
Her death recurred some years agr
and w is as strange as her previous lit
Nothing seemed to be tne matter wi
her, and doctors who were consult*
could give no cause for her deelin
She just faded away, and passed out <
existence as quietly and calmly as i
It was more ‘like a transformati*!
than any thing els.. For months si
said she was going to leave this wor >'■
jmd while in the best of health her pr* i*
(fiction was fulfilled. It waa mysterio. ,i
to all, and as expressed by one, “she
slowly changed from an augel on earth
to an augel in heaveu, merely moving
from this earth.”
The whole aflair is wonderful to those
cognizant of the facts, and there is no
doubt in their minds of her possessing
the power of mind reading. There
could have been no humbug about her
as she was simply a plain mountain las*
sie, with no knowledge of spiritualism.
In Their New Quarters.—We call
attention to the fact that the firm of I.
Morris «fc Son have moved into tlieir
new quarters, the store formerly occu
pied by M. M. Maddrey, just one door
below their former stand. As is well
known. I. Morris JkJSon are among the
-reliable staunch business houses of the
city, carrying an immense stock of
ready made clothing,dry goods, notions,
etc. They now occupy one of the most
commodious and handsomest establish
ments in the city, and with increased
facilities and abundant capital, will in
crease their already established large
and prosperous business.
Against The LawSjuT clever and
enterprising shoe nierehants, Messrs.
E. I. Smith & Co. bought a lot of imi
tation greenbacks, with their card
printed thereon, to circulate as au ad
vertisement; but after they had paid
for same learned that it was a violation ef
the United States laws, and they were
destroyed. The agent must have known
this when he sold the goods.
The G., 0. & N. Leaders.—Hands
a e at work now on the Atlanta end of
the G., C. & N. road from the city lim
its, on Huunieutt’s Jersey farm, to tbe
Middle river. Dirt is being rapidly
moved, and before our people can real
ize, the trains will be running on this
new line from Athens to Atlanta. The
right of way through the city has not
as yet been settled on.
Will Not Run.—Archie Carey, the
negro mentioned yesterday as the can
didate of the negroes for the legislature,
informs us that he will not make the
race. This is the most sensible course
he could pursue and his stand is but
that of all the better class of his race.
The Savannah bridge.—The bridge
over the Savannah river, on the G., C.
& N., is progressing finely. Several of
the pillars are built, and by the first of
December next the trains will roll into
Elbert county. The first train in Geor
gia will be on Col. Mattox’.- place.
OFF FOR NEW YORK.
Dr. H. Rosenberg, Our Eminent Obtt-
cian Leaves Today.
The firm known as the Rosenberg
Spectacle company is no more, and Dr.
Roseuberg has entire charge of the bus
Dr. Rosenberg is known a* one of
the finest opticiaps in the South, and
will open a splendid optical establish
ment on September the 1st at No. 11
He leaves today for New York, where
he will purchase a fine lot of spectacles,
and have glasses made to Order. He
has been in the business for tweve years
and knows all about it, and will see.
that the glasses made are of the'most
He is a reliable and respected dealer,
and in his new and excellent establish
ment, r.ot equalled by any in the State,
Le will receive tbe patronage of all our
A BLOODY FIGHT.
TOBE MURRAY AND GSO. BONE
A Good Deal of Blood Spllt-But No
Serious Damage Done-Both Re
leased on Bond.
There was a great deal of blood spilt
yesterday afternoon, and Tobe Murray
and George Bone furnished it.
The fight occurred just back of the
shoe shop opposite the Banner office,
and attracted a large crowd.
As to how it originally started there
is some doubt, as the statements of the
two sides are somewhat conflicting.
However, there was some sort of a
difficulty in the morning in the pool
room under Hadaway’s store, but no
fight took place. In the afternoon a lit
tle before six the two were seen togeth
er, each accompanied by a friend. They
were seen to go over behind the shoe
shop opposite the Banner office. An
ticipating a fight, several followed iu a
When they got there, blows had al
ready been exchanged, and both men
were decidedly bloody. Bone jumped
on top of Murray, and was beating him
up biully in the face. The foirner was
bleeding from a gash on tiis head, and
the latter from his nose and cuts in his
A crowd gathered rapidly, and sev
eral police came running up, and Bone
was pulled off.
A number of frieuds of each man
Henry Hunter the Vic
tim of an Uncalled-
HE IS REPORTED TO BE DEAD.
It Occurred at Car er*8 Camp, About
Nine Miles from Athens, In Madison
County—The Negro Escapes, but Is
Being Hotly Pursued—Great Excite
ment Prevails, and Many Athenians
Visltthe Scene of the Tragedy—Ath
ens Officers? In Pursuit.
Henry Hunter is reported to be dead!
His death caused by being shot by a
The citizens are indignant, and great
A hundred left last night for the
place of the shooting, with a good pack
The news reached the city last night
about half past nine o’clock th*at Henry
Hunter had been shot by a negro work
ing on the G. C. & N. railroad. It was
brought by Ben Booker, a colored man
came running up, and in their anxiety I employed by Orr <s Hunter, and another
to see their man be treated right, came I ne g ro> Booker was an eye-witness of
n o«l r hriniiimr a t i*ao fi erh t IF «t I ** »
near bringing on a free fight. If it
were not for the timely appearance of
the police, aud the efforts of cool-head
ed men, a much more serious occurrence
would have to be chronicled.
The two men were carried to the sta
tion-house, and placed under fifty dol
lar bonds, Mr. Charlie Cooper signing I negro who waa using the stock too
Murray’s and Mr. J. C. Richards sign- I roughly, and reproved him sharply for
ing Bone’s. I cutting the blood out of a mule with his
The case will be heard Monday, when whip. The uegro answered insolently,
each man will show up his side. but Mr. Hunter moved off without aua-
Whatever was the direct occasion, wering.
whisky was the primary cause, as both At night when work was over, how-
men were drinking heavily. I ever, he rode up to the uegro and asked
— him if be meant what he said. The
The Banner’s Weekly Edition.— negro answered with a volume of oaths,
The merchants of Athens miss a splen- I and drawing a pistol, fired straight at
did opportunity to place their business him. Tbe ball entered his head just
before the people all over this section above the ear, and Hunter fell from his
when they fail to advertise in The I horse with a groan.
Weekly Banner. We have the largest The ne*ro immediately skipped. He
subscription list ever reached by a paper I was employed on the G., C. Jc N. road
in Athens, and it is swelling every day. and was brought here recently frqrn
The farmers all take our weekly, and Memphis.
lead it, too. Ic is the organ for ihi Al
liance in 32 counties, and is a welcome
isitor at thousands of homes.
H. M. Quillain Suffering, and Un
able to Fill His Pulpit.
Rev. H.M. Quillain, potor of Oco
nee street church, has been quite afflict
ed for the past few weeks. On his re
turn from the District conference at
Maysville, lie was first attacked. After
a few days indisposition, he endeavor
ed to engage in his work, but was un
able to do so. He is suffering from
nervous prostration, aud it may be sev
eral weeks before he will lie able to at
tend to his duties. He will probably
take a trip to the mountains. Perfect
rest and quiet is absolutely essential to
bis recovery. Mr. Quillain has bad
two attacks of a similar charter in the
last 8 or 10 years, and it is feared this
will be the most Serious of them all.
Last Sabbath the pulpit of Oconee
Street church was filled by Rev. W. R.
Stilwell in the morning, while Mr. R
Chappie conducted the services at night.
Next Sunday the pulpit will be filled
by some of the local ministers of the
city as aUo the Wednesday evening
prayer meeting. While the pastor can
not attend to his ministerial duties, the
regular services of his church will be
conducted by different ministers in the
city. Meantime we wish for Mr. Quil-
lain a speedy recovery.
The Stalks Breaking Down with
Green Bolls—A Model Farmer.
We never saw in our life such fields
of cotton as Mr. W. S. Holman has on
bis farm near the Rock College. There
are no such ciops in tbe Mississippi
bottoms—and if no calamity overtakes
him, Mr. Holman will make two bale;
or more per acre. Tuesday evening we
walked into one of his fields, and the
cotton was oertainljr a sight to see. The
stalks were aa high as a man’s head,
and from top to bottom laden down
with green bolls. Some of tbe limbs
were dropped to the ground with their
burthen of fruit. Not only ou tbe
lower limbs, but within a few inches of
the top, we saw green bolls, while very
few squares were falling otf. If the
stalks continue to take ou fruit, we
cannot see how they can bold it up.
While Mr. Holman’s crop is excep
tionally fine, news reaches us from all
over this section that there was never
known such a prospect for cotton,
we can have plenty of sunshine mixed
with tbe rain, our farmers will begin
to see daylight ahead, and our mer
chants do a splendid business.
how rr occurred.
He says the trouble Started during the
day- Mr. Hunter, who has charge of
the drays of Orr & Hnnter, spoke to a
SNELSON WILL RUN.
As Independent Candidate ^Against
Special by News Telegram Association.
Atlanta, Ga., August 15.—Snelson
will make an independent Alliance race
for the senate against Joe Terrell, the
de . ocratic nominee. The Snelson fac
tion of the senatorial district conven
tion, met in Fairburn to-day. T. B.
Swanson was elected chairman. Snel
son was nominated unanimously. Tbe
chairman appointed a district execu
tive committee, one man from each
county. The convention recommended
the primaries for future nomination for
senator, and cousolidation of votes for a
nomination. A committee of three was
provided to issue an address to the peo
ple of the district. Snelson was present
and notified of his nomination by a
committee. In a si>each he said the
election in October must decide.
Flat Rock River Dry.
Special by News Telegram Association.
Columduk, Ind., August 14.—The
upheaval at St Paul, ten miles from
here, caused by natural gas, will cause
immense damage. Flat R*>ck River is a
thing of tbe past in that locality, and
below it. The water is sinking rapidly,
aDd the water course above that point
is almost dry. It is the general opin
ion that every water-power mill on the
river will cease running forever in
day or two.
Several thousand people visited the
scene of the eruption to-day. Flashes
Hunter was immediately attended to,
but at the time of tbe departure of the
negroes who brought the news, was un
conscious and said to be dying.
who iie is.
Henry Hunter is one of tbe best
known and most popular boys in Ath
ens. He i3 the son of Mr. John Hunter,
of Harmony Grove, and the nephew of
Mr. Sam Hunter, of Orr & Hunter.
He has been at work with the latter firm
for a long time, and recently has been
in charge of the dray line employed in
hauling dirt for the G. C. & N.
He is a bright amt attractive young
man, of about twenty years, and if the
news be true of his death, many sad
hearts will mourn his loss.
From the report rrceived, it looks as
if he »as fatally hurt, but until certain
news is received, hope remains.
HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED IN ATHENS
Soon after the negroes, Booker and
Hampton brought the news to Hun
ter’s relatives it became known over
the town, and before ten o’clock little
groups of excited people could be seen
discussing the affair on every street cor
Others were 6ecn rushing hurriedly
to and fro, and everybody seemed
wrought up. Some were gallopiug
about on horseback, others ratling over
the streets iu buggies, and all in all tbe
scene was a most exciting one. Soon
some sort of an organization was per
fected aud people began to prepare to
leave for the scene of the shooting.
Some left immediately and from then
until eleven a perfect stream poured
from the city of those going to the place
of tbe killing
In all there were at least one hundred
who weut, and all efforts will be made
to catch tne perpetrator of the crime.
The pack of dogs belonging to Mr.
Jim Smith, who lives about three miles
from the camp, will be secured, aud put
on the trail at once.
IT MAY GO HARD WITH HIM.
The citizens were justly indignant,
and, while quiet, plaiuly showed that
they meant business. If Hunter is dead,
of fiame and clouds of smoke are still
rising from the numerous crevices that I and the negro is caught he will
cover the fourteen acres immediately well there is no telling what will hap-
A large crowd from Athens and other
places were on hand, and they meant
Mr. Autry’s dr gs arrived at one a.
m., but some difficult*- was experi
enced in getting them to take the track
At this time the dogs of Mr. Smith
were expected every moment, and the
crowd was ready to follow them any
The greatest excitement prevailed
among all, and open threats were made
of lynching him.
It is thought he will head for his
home in Memphis. He is a short, thick
set and black negro, and be in a bad
The men are determined, and that he
will be caught is almost a foregone con
THE BIGGEST YET.
A Sunflower In Athens Two Feet In
Captain R. Nickerson has on his lot
on Clayton street, the largest sunflower
ever seen in this parts of the country.
It measures 23% inches iu diameter, or
lacks % inch of measuring two feet t
It is a hage looking flower, and ex
cites much wonder from all who see it.
And it ought to. Think of a flower over
six feet in circumference.
Capt. Nickerson got the seed from
Boston some time ago aud besides plant-
ins some himself , gave a great many
away to 'rienda in Athens and the sur
round! i gc un ry. None of them, how
ever, raised any rs large as the one
above m«-ntioued, tl o igh all were much
larger than the ordinary size.
It is worth your time to walk over to
his lot and take a look at the flower, as
you may never have a chance of seeing
Madison’s First Bale.—Madison re
ceived Her first Dale of cottou yesterday.
It was classed as low middling, and
bought by Mr. J. H. Rucker srr 13cts.
T. B. CABANlSS WINS
The Fight In Monroe County.
Special by News Telegram Association.
Forsyth, Ga., August 16.—In the
primary held here yesterday, T. B.
Cabaniss beat L. A. Fonder, the Alli
ance candidate, one hundred votes for
the senate. Berner was nominated by
3tl over G. G. Flynt for the house. J.
T: Crowder beat Flynt 76 votes. The
result is: Cabaniss for the senate, Ber
ner aud Crowder for the house. Pon
der, Berner and Flyut were the Alli
8pecial by News Telegram Association.
Conyeus, Ga., August 16.—At the
primary held the 14th inst., Mr. W. F.
McDaniel, the Alliance candidate for
representative, was nominated, and Mr.
J. E. Nunnally, of Walton, for Senator
from the 27th district. Mr. McDaniel
had no opposition^
BURRIEP WITH A DERRICK.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
When she waa a Child, *be cried for Castoria.
When abe became Mias, she clung to Castoria.
When she bad Children, she gave them Castoria.
where it occckrbd.
The shooting took place at Carters’
| camp, which is about nine miles from
' here, just in Madison county.
The camp is situated near Hardeman’s
I bar room.
Effort for Mrs. Maybrick’s Release-
Special by News Telegram Association.
London, August 15.—A movement is
on foot, wnich will be started alter the
end of the long legal Vacation, to pro
cure by a writ of habeas corpus the lib
eration of Mrs. Maybrick, the American
woman who was sentenced to imprison
ment for life ou a charge of raurderiug
Tarred and Feathered.
Special by News Telegram Association
Azusa, Cal., August 15.—J. M. Bent-
ly, editor of the News, was yesterday
taken out by armed men and tarred aud
fathered, lor publishing an article re
flecting oh the conduct oi Miss C. E.
Frasier, whire, teacher of a Azusa gram
mar school. The parties implicated are
Henry Hunter is dead!
Dr. D. W. Carter was immediately
sent for after the shooting, and dressed
the wound. But nothing could be
Tbe ball entered the left temple, and
scattered bis brains over tbe floor.
He was killed in the comissary store,
and was standing behind the counter
when the negro walked up. It seems
that the trouble arose about noon, when
Bryan and Capt. John Turner. The Inegro became insolent when r prov
Meeting was made up of the best citi- I ed, aud Hunter answered in strong lan-
zens af the city and county. Tbe chair- guage.
man was Col. W. C. Whitmore a prom- | About eight the negro walked „ p to
the door and asked Hunter if he meant
what he said at noon. Hunter said ves,
Independent Candidates Put Out for
the Leglslature--A Mass Meeting
of Her Best Citizens Yesterday.
Special by New* Telegram Association,
Atlanta, Ga., August 16.—At a mass
meeting in Rome today, threy men
were nominated to a fight against regu
lar nominees for the house of represen
tatives. They are John J. Seay, W. C.
Campaign committee was appointed.
Ample fuinds are ready and a stubborn
light will be made on Carpet and the and the negro shot, running off imme-
otber Alliance Democratic nominees.
Motes Gets tho Prize,
Special by Hews Telegram Association.
Washington, August 15.—C. W.
Motes, Atlanta’s popular photographer.
Hunter never uttered a word,and was
in a state of unconsciousness until 12:40
when he died.
Two white men named Niles and
Difficulties Encountered In Interring
the Heaviest Woman in St. Louts,
special by News Telegram Association.
»St. Louis, August 16.—From the liv
ery stable of Thomas Wand today took
place the fuueral of Mrs. Anna Mc-
Oowan, a woman of 36 years, who at the
time of her death on Tuesday night
weighed 400 pounds. Her remains were
removed with difficulty to the undertak
ing rooms from 119’ Poplar street,
whhre she died. When the attaches of
the place attempted to put the body in
the largest coffluthat was on band they
found that it was hardly half large
euougb, and it was then determined to
secure the largest casket to be bad at a
manufacturer's. Then even this was
not large enough, and they tried to pat
her into the pine box that is used for
casing for the coffin before it is lowered
in the grave. Once more they were
forced to abandon the attempt and have
a bigger coffin made.
Ittpoktenmen to lift the coffin into
a furniture wagon, there being no
hearse sufficiently capatious. It was
lowered into the grave with a derrick.
THE MAMMOTH CAVE SURPASSED
A Tennessee Cavern Explored for
Twenty Miles and the End
Special by Nows Ttuegram AsacUtlon.
Normandy, Tenn., August 15.—
Thereto intense excitement at this place
over the discovery yesterday of a cave
that, so far, seems to surpass the Mam
moth Cave iu size and grandeur. Yes
terday morning, as a party of gentle
men were inspecting the country two
aud one-halt miles southeast from this
?lace, and directly between here Tulla-
H>ma, they accidentally discovered the
entrance. Previously there had been
heavy rains and the people had been
awakened a few nights before by a
Tumbling sound in the earth. The
month of the cave seems to have become
exposed by a slide of dirt and rocks
from the side of the hill. Tbe party en
tered the cave and walked a good dis
tance by the light from tbe month,
which to about 8 feet in height by 12 in
width. They, having no light to go
further, returned to Normandy, got
lanterns, and theu went back to the
cave, arriving there about 5 o’clock in
the afternoon. They -walked in what
seemed to be a direct line all night, bat
found no end. There was a small creek
running through tbe cave from nortb-
ea-t to southwest. The walls were
very high and seemed to be smooth, ex
cept here and there stalactites hung
from the roof to the floor. The diatanew
travelled could not have been short of
twenty miles. Retracing their steps
they arrived at tbe mouth at 4 o’clock
this afternoon. They say there seemed
ts be do end to tbe cave. In s»me
places tbe passage to hundreds of feet
w ide. As tbe mouth of this cave lies at
the foot of what is known as the table
has just been awarded $1,000 cash prize
on his work now on exhibition at the Hart, were the only ones in the store, i lands or barrens it i* believed it extends
photographic association convention iu and the only witnesses of the shooting. I u . nde f ^^. ole £ ble 1 “ d * Tb « P«t
this city. 1 I P* e at 1 ‘ 11S P ,ace have gone wild with
His exhibit has met with the highest The sight was a most horrible one, and j excitement over the discovry. An ex-
compliments from every section of the -i. there were deeply affected t» witness P ,ori “K Pf** wiu ?° >» *■** *>bm
country, and it is equal to any work in I ' i time to-night, anil will stay tlifes or
tho immense exhibit. I the heartbreaking sorrow of the poor' four days or flud the pud.