OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE CITY,.
I Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
I Sheriff—J. O. Beauchamp,
Deputy—J. W. Crawford.
Surveyor—B. J. Jinka.
Treasurer —T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector—T. J. Cole.
Tax Receiver —C. R. Carter.
Clerk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
■court 3rd Mondays in February
■ and August.
Road Commissioners—6ls G, M.,
■ J. L, Barkley, H. G. Asbury, T. O.
I Woodward; 013 G, M , J, M. Ball,
J. E. Hale, J. W. Fletcher; 609 G
! M., J. W. Minter, J. L. Pye, S. K.
Smith; 614 G. M., J. W, lioloway,
J. 11. Cole, J. V T an Wright; 552 G.
M., D. B, Moore. R. M. Harper, F.
M. Maddox; 612 G. M. f W. O.
Crawley, Cornelius McCluare, T.
H. Nolan; 610 G, M., T. P. Bell,
K. M. Fletcher, J. G. Coldwell; 616
G. M.,J. 11. Maddox, J. J. Wilson,
J. C. Barnes.
Board of Education--W. M. Mal
let, A. G. Hitchens, J. T. Goodman,
D. N. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Office in
Jury Commissioners—H. N. By
ars, T. L. Williams, W. B. Dozier.
\j. J. Ball, T. P. Ball, Alex Atki
Justices Court—6ls Dißt., R. A
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell,
613 Dist, H. L. Brown, j, P.; H
C. Thaxton, N, P,
609 Dist., ’V. A. Waidrup, J. P,;
Steve Moore. N. P.
552 Dist., James Jolly, J. P.; J
M. Maudox, N. P.
612 Dist., Howard Ham, J. P.; F
. Z. Curry, N. P.
610 Dist., T.J. Collins, J. P.; T.
P. Bell, N. P.
\ 616 Dist., O. B. Knowles, J, P.;
* J. L. Barnet, N. P.
614 Dist., A. H. Ogletree, J. P.;
W. F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Conncilmen—T. J. Lane, J. W. Car
michael, B. P. Bailey, T. M. Furlow.
Methodist —Rev. T. IV. Bell, pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m., 7
.m. Prayer mtetiug every Wednes
Baptist -Rev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.m. Prayer meeting every
Pres by led an—Rev. Mr. Pharr, pas
te'!-. Sci viucfc At
Sunday at 7 p.m.
F. & A. M.—Chapter meets 2nd aod
4th Monday nights. Blue Lodge, let
and 3rd Monday night*.
Red men— 2nd and 4th Tuesday
nights in each month.
M. V. McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
I M. M. MILLS, [B
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office iu court house, Jackson, Georgia.
ANDERSON & CURRY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackson,
FLOTILLA, - - GEORGIA.
Crown and bridge work and all the
latest methods of dentistry. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. Prices moderate.
Dr. O. H. Cantrell
JACKSON, - - QA.
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace. Prop.
-—STOP AT THE
Free Sack to Depot,
C. R. Gresham, Propriet r.
SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC
SQUARE, JACKSON, GA.
Strictly first-class in all respects.
Give it a trial when you come to Jack
eon. Terms moderate. Satisfaction
MRS. A. HI. JESTER, Prop.
Still Engages the Attention of
SI'GAH GOES OS THE TREE LIST.
Secretary CarlinU Aak* for a Bond lasae—
to*n CrrttfTcates Propouv-The
Preaidant I.mtm the Hawaiian
Mutter With Congrea#.
Washington, January 17. —The civil
service law and the way it is adminis
tered was discussed in the senate to
day. Senator Berry took exception to
tha policy of allowing the fourth class
postmasters to remain in office in
order to carry out the spirit of the
Senator Ballinger, of New Hamp
shire, criticised the law and said it
ought to be repealed.
The federal elections bill .consumed a
couple of hours, and Senator Chand
ler, of New Hampshire, tried to secure
an amendment recognizing the right
of federal supervision over elections
so far as to permit every candidate
ior congress the privilege of appoint
ing a watcher for each precinct to
guard his interests in the registration
and the election, but the vote was not
Secretary Carlisle today issued his
circular announcing the issue of bonds
in which he savs:
“As soon as practicable after
the Ist day of February, 1894. the
allotment* of bonds will be made to
the highest bidder therefor, but no
proposition will be accepted at a low
er price than 117,223, which is the
equivalent of a 3 per cent bond at par,
and the right to reject any and all
proposals is hereby expressly reserved;
in ease the bids entitled to allotment
exceed the bonds 'to be issued, they
will be alloted pro rata.
Washington, January 18. —A note
to the president from Senator Walthall,
stating that he had sent to the gov
ernor of his state his resignation, to
take effect on the 14th instant, was
laid before the senate and placed on
A resolution offered by Mr. Peffer
was laid over till tomorrow, declaring
that, in the opinion of the senate, the
secretary of the treasury has no law
ful authority for issuing and selling
bonds as proposed in his notice of yes
A somewhat similar resolution of
fered by Mr. Alien was laid over.
The republican senator's met in cau
cus this morning to consider matters
connected with-legislatiqn now before
the senate and agree upon some con
certed plan -action. No definite
conclusion waif reached and the cau
cus adjourned after having
which will consider the matter fur
ther and report to a future caucus.
The full text of the internal revenue
bill, including the income tax, has
been agreed upon by the demoorats of
the ways and means committee.
The bill provides that the income tax
la to go into effect January 1, 1895, and
that the first collection on incomes is
to be made on July 1, 1895. All classes
of incomes are included in the meas
ure, and the uniform rate of 2 per cent
tax on incomes over $4,000 is fixed. It
is made obligatory on all persons re
ceiving individual incomes of over
13,500 to make a return to the local
collector of internal revenue. These
returns are gone over and a list made
of whose incomes exceed $4,000.
No tax is levied on those under $4,000,
but the committee deemed it expedi
dient to leave this margin of SSOO be
low the exemption point in order that
the returns might be sure to show all
who are subject to the tax. The pen
alty for failure to make returns is fine
and imprisonment, as well as double
It is estimated that not more than
$5,000 persons will be effected by thi*
limit, and the great majority of citi
zens will not have to make returns.
The bill provides for a tax of two
cents per pack on playing cards, and
on and after the second calendar
month after the passage of the act,
on all distilled spirits produced iu the
United States on which the tax is not
paid before that day, a tax of one dol
lar per proof gallon is to be paid by
the possessor on or before the removal
from the warehouse within eight
years from the date of the original
entry for deposit in any distillery or
bonded warehouse, except in eases of
withdrawal without payment of tax as
authorised by law.
WAiHixaxoir, January 19.—The
bouse this morning voted to reduoe
the duty on steel rails from something
over fl 6 to S4.
The vpte was 100 to 79; many demo
srats Voting for Tom Johnson’s
amendment to put steel rails on the
The amendment proposed by Mr.
Johnson was lost by a vote of 71 in the
affirmative to 100 in the negative.
After the defeat of the Johnson
•teel rail amendment. Representative
Henderson, of lowa. offered an
amendment to substitute the present
law for the agricultural schedule, and
a long debate on agriculture ensued,
in which Messrs. Hopkins, of Illinois,
Hull, of lowa. Springer, of Illinois
and others took part.
It is evident that Secretary Carlisle
will have no trouble in placing the
new $50,000,000 bond issue. The capi
talists are eager for them. One man
has offered to take the whole amount
on a basis of little more than 221* per
cent., but the secretary prefers to
place them among the people in small
Washington, January 20.—1n the
house, the amendment proposed by
Mr. Henderson, submitting the exist
ing law for the agricultural schedule
of the Wilson bill was defeated bv a
vete of 03 in the affirmative to 116 in
The president in a brief note of
transmittal today submitted to con
gress the last correspondence relating
to Hawaii. It comprises some brief
notes of Minister Willis to Secretary
Gresham, which are unimportant, but
the chief features of it are letters
passing between Minister Willis and
President Dole, in one of which the
minister complains of the uterances
of President Dole as reflecting upon
the rest of the United States, and a
letter from President Dole in which
he specifically inquires if Minister
Willis’ instructions authorized the
use of force. These matters appear
to have been settled by the last mes
sage from the president to congress
and the last instructions of Secretary
Gresham to Minister Willis.
Washington, January 22. —The pres
ident today nominated Wheeler H.
Peckham, of Few York city, as associ
ate justice of the supreme court. The
nomination is for the place that Mr.
Hornblower was recently nominated
for. Peckham is the president of the
New York City Bar Association.
The third and last week of the tariff
debate in the house opened with a
slim attendance of members and
After the reading of Saturday's jour
nal and some executive communica
tions, the house went into committee
of the whole to consider the tariff bill
There was nothing of public import
ance in the morning business of the
senate beyond the presentation of
several remonstrances against the
Wilson tariff bill. Many industries
were represented in these remonstran
ces, but particularly the clothing and
woolen goods industry.
After considerable discussion, Mr.
Call’s civil service resolution was
agreed?* with an amendment (sub
mitted .or that offered by Mr. Berry)
requiring the date of the appointment
to be giveiv which would indicate (as
Mr. Cockre*' uggested) the politics of
the persons Appointed. The resolu
tion offered '*or e Mr. Peffer (populist)
of Kansas, lacvp. declaring
that the secreta"*. Mae treasury has
no authority to ik„ ae or sell bonds as
proposed in his notice, was taken up,
and Mr. Peffer proceeded to address
the senate upon it.
Washington, January 23. —In the
senate a resolution was reported from
the eommitte on foreign relations and
went over without action till tomor
row, declaring it unwise and inexpe
dient at this time to consider any pro
ject of annexation of the Hawaiian
territory to the United States; that
the provisional government there,
having been duly recognized, should
be allowed to pursue itc own line of
policy, and that intervention in
the political affairs of these islands
will be regarded as an act unfriendly
to the United States. _
Mr. Stewart, of Nevada, addressed
the senate in support of Peffet-’s reso
lution offered on the 18th instant de
claring that the secretary of the
treasury has no lawful authority for
iaauing and, a* >
After two hours’ labor, the- house
voted that Mr. Warner’s proposition,
looking to free refined sugar, adopted
yesterday afternoon, shall be treated
as a substitute and not as an amend
ment. This released the house from
the taugle in which it adjourned.
The paragraph, as amended, was
then adopted by a rising vote of yeas
161, nays 38. A demand for tellers re
ceived but 19 votes, not enough to
The object of this vote is to put all
sugars, raw and refined, on the free
list. The bounty was abolished by
the vote yesterday afternoon.
The sugar schedule being disposed
of, the coal schedule was taken up
and a number of amendments offered
to it by democrats from coal producing
They Use Dynamite, Wound a Guard aad
Blow Open a Gate.
Birmingham, Ala., January 21.
Seven desperate convicts, led by the
notorious Jim Morrison, effected an
escape from Pratt mines last night by
dynamiting the guai’d, John Patton.
The entrance to the opening in which
they worked was guarded by a heavy
iron gate and Patton stood just out
side of it. The men lighted some dyn
amite sticks and hurled them at the
guard. They exploded at his feet and
he was knocked senseless and mortally
wounded. The convicts then blew
open the gate and escaped to the
woods. Officers gave chase with
hounds. About midnight one of them,
Marshall Wyatt, was caught in the
woods ten miles away. He said the
men had separated at that point, each
going in a different direction. The
officers followed one of the trails
which led into Bessemer, Ala. There
it was lost and search was abandoned
until this morning, when it was
learned that three of the escapes, Jim
Morrison, Jim Davis and Will Allison,
had visited Morrison's father’s home
near that city last night and procured
weapons. Deputy Sheriff Frank Dex
ter, who knew Morrison’s old haunts,
among the hills of Bibb county, start
ed with several good men to search
these rocky fastnesses. When the
posse reached a wild section of
country in the neighborhood of Greely
mines, they observed the three convicts
in the road in front of them. The
convicts saw them also. Simultani
ously both sides opened Are. At the
first volley, Sheriff Dexter fell dead
with a ball in his heart, and Jim
Davis, one of the convicts, fell mor
tally wounded. The firing continued
until the convicts exhausted their
ammunition. The dead officer and
wounded convict -were taken toGreely
and a fresh squad set out after the
escapes. Morrison is a desperado, as
is his partner. There will be another
battle when the officers meet them
again. The other escapes have not
been heard from.
Capture of Chihuahua.
El Paso, Tex.. January 20.—A dis
patch to the mayor of Juarez says
that Chihuahua is in the hands of the
rebels. A first attack was made by a
detachment of revolutionists on the
west side of the town, which called
the federal garrison to that point,
immediately, the insurgents rushed
into the city on the east. The masses
of the people being in sympathy with
Santona Prez, there was no resistance
from that source.
JACKSON, GA., JANUARY 25, 1894.
GOOD FOR PI., dill
The Aquidaban the Only Vessel to
Cross the Bar at R ...
THE CITY IS BOMBARDED DAILY.
The President of Brazil Thinks 'be End
of the Revolution Is Xear, hi the
Resources of the Rel-e't
Rio de Janeiro, January 22. —Presi
dent Peixoto, of Brazil, authorises the
following announcement of the condi
tion of affairs at Rio concerning the
prospects of the revolution generally:
“The revolt ssems to be dru ving to
a close. The rebels here nur er less
than 800 men, anS only the A -Jidaban
is able to pass the forts at the c trance
of the harbor. There is no po -ability
of the rebels capturing Rio de Janeiro
or Nictheroy, as every hill is fortified.
The regular troops are still 'a their
barracks, the situation not having
been such as to call upon them for
their services. All the lighting has
been done by the national guard, who
have displayed great bravery.
“Almost daily the forts are called
upon to fire their heavy guns and the
rebelships bombard the lower portions
of the city with their rapid firing
guns, killing people in the streets with
wanton savagery and with no possible
“Father Joa Raptista, the guide and
private secretary of the papal nunc
here, has issued a pamphlet for pri
vate circulation advocating the estab
lishment of a monarchy. In tills pam
phlet Father Baptista says 1 bat Ad
miral de Mello promised to restore the
monarchy as well as the rites of the
“The wholesale and shipping busi
ness is at a standstill, and one-fifth of
the- people have left the city. It is
said that Admiral de Gama s begin
ning to consider the advisability of
trying to .obtain favorable 1 rms of
surrender. All the Americans here
are in favor of the governmeni. ,f
ARMS FOK PEIXOTO. *
Swann air, Ga., January ‘ l. —The
steam yacht Natalie, which ca ae here
December 1, left last Monday morning
with a cargo of about ten tons of
arms, which it is supsosed - ere in
tended for Brazillian watei The
arms came by the steamship City of
Augusta srom New York, a I were
consigned to Ernest Merrit The
captain of the Natalie gave •-s name
as Antoni Selina, but receh and tele
grams and communications u tier the
name of Nelson. Among T v< ms is
posed "tfie arn$ t T^ih' ,s be < transferred to
some steamer bound for Brazil. The
captain refused to give the steamer’s
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE.
A Bill in the Virginia Senate Looking
Richmond, Va., January 22. —A bill
was introduced in the state senate to
day authorizing the purchase of the
Richmond and Danville railroad, their
successors and assig-nes to become a
corporation, adopt a name therefor,
and possess and exercise general pow
ers and authorizing the consolidation
therewith with other corporations.
The security holders and creditors
of the Richmond and Danville have
been for some time endeavoring to
organize the road and to that end
have prepared a plan of reorganiza
tion, which has been pretty generally
accepted by all parties interested. It
is now proposed to carry out this
plan of reorganization and in so do
ing it is likely that the road will be
sold. The bill in question affords the
legislation necessary for the purpose
to form a corporation and authority is
also given to straighten out and re
tain the control of lines in other states
embraced in the Richmond and Dan
EXCITEMENT AT COAL CREEK.
Fifty Convicts Escape—Guards Pursuing
Knoxville, Tenn., January 23.
Fifty convicts escaped from the branch
prison at Coal Creek tonight by crawl
ing tfirough the bars of the w-aterway
leading to the stockade. This occurred
about dusk and it was not long after
that the guards discovered the move.
The guards gave chase and fired pro
miscuously although it is not known
that any were killed. Several hold
ups are reported as following the es
cape. It is doubtful if any will be
captured. The Coal Creek disorders
of two years ago will be well remem
bered. Several of the convicts who
escaped tonight were liberated by
miners on former occasions only to be
The Mexican Revolutionists.
Chihuahua, Mex., January 19.— The
report was brought here today by a
government courier that Victor L.
Ocha and Santa Perez, the revolution
ary leaders, are in the vicinity of Ojo
San Antonio, about eighty miles
northwest of here. The number of
followers is placed at 800 to 500 men.
A dispatch was received here yester
day stating that the revolutionists
have attacked the custom house at
Presidio Del Norte and took several
prisoners and secured a considerable
amount of money. This report has
not yet been verified, but it is given
general credence here. The federal
troops and rural guards will soon
have the rebels surrounded. There
is much anxiety felt here as to the re
sult of the prospective conflict.
Killed hy a Tongli Citizen.
Bristol, Tenn., January 23.— At
Kingsport last Saturday evening, Bob
Ketron and Joe Bird well became in
volved in a difficulty which resulted
fatally to BirdwelL The two men
were engaged in a quarrel at Ketron’s
house, when Ketron struck Birdwell
in the head with a club. Birdwell
lingered Until Sunday morning, when
he died. Ketron ia under arrest.
Both were married men and Birdwell
had the reputation of a peaceable citi
zen, while Ketron was a tough char
(iL'iLuii uDuliiuii.l iFo J,
Raleigh, N. C., Januarj' 21.—Dr. E.
Burke Haywood, of this city. a ph\’-
sician of prominence and a surgeon
duriug the late war. died here this
Columbia, S. C., January 20. —Gover-
nor Tillman has offered a reward of
SIOO for the capture of the party who
burned the store of H. tS. Folk at Bam
berg, on January Bth.
Athens, Ai,a., January 23.—The safe
of lligtower & Grisham, of Elk River
Mills, near Athens, was blown open
last night. About three hundred and
fifty dollars in money was stolen.
There is no clue to the burglars.
Knoxville, Tenn., January 22. —A
negro named Gamble committed an as
sault on the eleven-vear-old daughter
of A. B. Francis yesterday afternoon.
He was captured, taken to Central Jel
lico, identified b.y the girl, and hanged
by a mob of citizens last night.
Anderson, S. C., January 20. —After
the meeting of the county alliance the
members of the old farmers’ associa
tion met and passed resolutions favor
ing a March convention to nominate
candidates for state officers as called
by Editor Bowden, of the Cotton Plant.
Birmingham, Ala., January 20.
While the Bookkeeper of the whole
sale hardware firm of Mayberry &
Watson was in the front of their store
last night some thief entered by the
back door and took from the safe in
cash and exchange $2,000 and escaped
without being seen. There are no
Birmingham, Ala., January 20.—1 t
is stated that furnaces at Shelby and
Ironaton, Ala., are being put in readi
ness to beg'in operation by about the
first of February. Each of them has
been idle for six or eight months. The
mineral district of Alabama is fast get
ting back to its normal condition and
a much better feeling is now existing.
Chattanooga, Tenn., January 19. —
George Mapp, the seventeen-year-old
negro boy, convicted of the murder of
Marion Ross, in December. 1892, was
sentenced to hang March 13th. The
sentence was received with seeming
indifference. This was one of the most
cold-blooded assassinations ever com
mitted in Hamilton county, and a clear
ease was made out by circumstantial
Savannah, . January 24.—F. A. As
penwall, of Patterson, has been ar
rested on a charge of murdering a
tramp named Nad Sullivan, who ap
plied to him for something to eat two
weeks ago. Sullivan’s pathetic death
bed letter to his mother, as wired thp
Southern Associated Pr ess, attracted
widespread attention. Aspenwall gave
bond for $5,000 for his appearance.
Knoxville, Tenn., January 19.—1 t
is reported at Johnson Citv as coming
iiou/ WLUIId I* l—VT- CTraacrok, °
Cranberry magnetic ore mines are to
be closed down entirely and that the
company owning the property will
cease all operations there. It is said
that the company has decided to take
this step after six or seven years of
experience. All the while they have
been mining the ore at a loss.
Nashville, Tenn., January 20.—A
desperate shooting affray is reported
Gainsboro, in which Jim Whittaker
defended himself from an assault
committed by two drunken mefi, with
whom he had quarreled. John Staf
ford and his brother, Nathan, entered
Whittaker’s house and attacked him
with drawn knives. Whittaker had a
pistol handy, and shot the former in
the back, inflicting a probably fatal
injury. The other man was shot in
Chattanooga, Tenn., January 19. —
Dick Jones, alias William Sylvester
Harris, the desperate highwayman
and alleged murderer of W. W. Inger
soll in December, was recommitted
today till the next quarterly term of
court. Depositions of important Ala
bama witnesses could not be secured.
Indictments were found against Har
ris for kukluxing, highway robbery
on four counts and for murder. The
insanity dodge will be resorted to by
Louisville, Ky., January 31. —Fire
at an early hour this morning com
pletely gutted the telephone exchange
in this city. The loss on the building
is not great. The total loss is estima
ted at 8100,000, about half covered by
insurance. The building is the prop
erty of the Ohio Valley Telephone
Company. General Manager Gifford
says it will be three months before
the loss will be repaired. The switch
board contained 3,000 wires and was
Chattanooga, Tenn., January 17.
A verdict of murder in the first degree
was returned by the jury at 9 a. m.
today in the case of George Mapp, col
ored. Mapp and “Buddy” Wooten will
probably both hang for the murner of
old man Ross. The convicted boy who
is but seventeen years old, laughed at
the foreman when he made his return
to the court. Thirty witnesses were
called during the trial and a conclu
sive case of guilt was made out wholly
from circumstantial evidence.
Nashville, Tenn., January 23,
Mike Rooney, an aged car inspector,
was instantly killed this morning at
the union depot. A switch engine
backed up against a car under which
Rooney was repairing the brake, and
Rooney was dragged quite a distance.
When Picked up he was dead. Hi*
neck and one leg were broken, and
his skull crushed. He was sixty-five
years old, and had been employed by
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis
railway thirty one years. He leaves a
wife and three grown sons.
Barnwell, S. G., January 22.— 1 t is,
perhaps, remembered that Howard,
the Jackson divine who was recently
tried and convicted, ran a portion of
his career in Barnwell county at Hat
tieville on the Port Royal and Augusta
railroad. After posing there awhile
as a pettifogging lawyer, he ran over
into Georgia with the wife of the sec
tion master, with whom he boarded.
Some ten years aftemvard he returned
to Hattieviile to gather testimony in
his favor in his infamous libel suit
which he instituted about 1887 against
Dr. J. R. Graves, of “Iron Wheel”
fame, am 4 ether Baptist divines.
PLOTTED TO ESCAPE
Dr. Howard is Put in a Cage For
BROCKAWAY MAKES A CONFESSION
It la Believed That He Haa Given the
Scheme Away—Hle Wife Threateua
to Suicide—Could Not Stand
the Disgrace of Guilt.
Jackson, Tens., January 24. —Judge
E. L. Hammond, of the federal district
court, finally concluded the famous case
of the United States vs G. F. 13. Howard
by refusing to fix a bail bond pending
the decision of the supreme court. In
deciding the case he said that after full
argument made by Mr. Canada upon
this application, he did not see any
probable grounds to believe that the su
preme court would reverse the convic
tion and grant anew trial, and he
would therefore refuse the writ. It was
impossible to say how far his convic
tions on this question were influenced
by the course of the trial.
The court adjourned to February
19th, when the grand jury and petit
jury will be summoned to investigate
and try the four young men from
New York who are accused of perjury.
There are rumors on the street that
Brockaway, the leading man in the
quartet, has confessed aud given the
whole thing away. It is certain that
he has been closeted with the district
attorney all the afternoon and it is
not improbable that the grand jury,
when it meets in February, will indict
Howard for subordination of perjury,
aud that these witnesses will be used
against him on that trial. Mr. Canada
has applied to the marshal to hold
Howard here until the matter is dis
posed of which will be in about ten
days. But this will not be done, and
tomorrow morning Howard will b©
carried to the penitentiary at Colum
Immediately after the decision of
the court Marshal J. A. Manson or
dered the prisoner removed from his
luxurious apartments in the county
jail to a cage, and at 5 o’clock two
deputies went to the jail for the pur-
Sose of removing the prisoner. Dr.
toward was found reclining in an
easy chair faultlessly attired and in
conversation with his wife who,
through all the gloom of his situation,
has spent every moment possible with
him. As it was about the usual hour
tor excluding visitors, she was re
quested to retire, after which Howard
w&s placed in the cage.
He made po serious objection, say
ing only that he did not see why that
was. but that he recognized persecution
S*>-±ben requested that
bis wife be informed of his removal to
the cage. It is now understood that the
reason of the change was a hint drop
ped by Brockaway to the attorney gen
eral that Howard had devised a scheme
for the whole gang to escape, and that
the plan would be put into execution in
a little while. The young man, Brock
away, just before his confession, re
ceived a most touching letter from his
wife advising him to confess and gain
his own freedom and that if he was con
victed and sent to the penitentiary, she
would suicide. There is no doubt of
the guilt of these four birds.
Foster Kills a Neighbor and a Negro in
West Point, Ga. January 18.—A
double murder was committed near
West Point, this morning. B. Y. Fos
ter shot and instantly killed H. C.
Hudson, a neighbor, and John Tripp,
colored. Foster had sued Hudson in a
justice court about the location of a
fence. The case was tried Saturday
and went against the plaintiff. About
9 o’clock this morning, armed with a
gun loaded with buckshot, Foster
went to Hudson’s home, and finding
him overseeing work in the field,
called him from the hands. Hudson,
unsuspicious and unarmed, responded
to the call. When within twenty feet
Foster fired. The load entered the
back of Hudson’s head, killing him
instantly. Turning, Foster went to
the house of John Tripp, who lives on
Hudson’s farm. Tripp was a witness
in the case Saturday. Finding John
in the house, Foster shot him above
the heart, killing him instantly.
Foster is still at large, but the
officers are after him. He has threat
ened the lives of two other negroes
and his own.
TO PROTECT GEORGIA.
The Brave Sheriffs *f the Border Counties
Will Do Their Duty.
Waycross, Ga., January 23.—This
morning Sheriff Miller was called to
Brunswick to confer with the sheriffs
of Glynn, Camden, Charlton Pierce
and Clinch counties, in regard to per
fecting plans to prevent the Corbett-
Mitchell contest taking place in this
state. While the sheriff would not
admit it, it is understood here that
the sheriffs of the border counties will
meet the state attorney general to
night, and receive private instructions
in reference to their duty in prevent
ing the pugilists from crossing the
St. Mary’s river January 24th and 25th.
Mr. Miller said that the state would
eertainly provide a sufficient number
of troops along the lines running into
this state from Jacksonville.
Convicts Murder a Guard.
Roxbobo, N. C., January 23.— A man
named Royster, who kept the jail here
was murdered by two ex-convicts yes
terday. It seems Royster went into a
cell occupied by these two negroes.
He was accompanied by a little negro
boy. The door to the cell was opened
and a broom was handed to the men.
They swept up as usual, but on hand
ing it back, they caught Royster and
pinned him to the floor and literally
choked him to death. The prisoners
then loeked the little darkey in and
made their escape, but were recap
tured four hours later. Royster was
a popular man in the town and it is
quite probable the negroes will be
BFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE COONIV.
SEWS OF THE WEEK COSDESSED,
The Exchange Bank, of Ottawa, 0.,
Governor Stone has retired from th,i
senatorial race in Mississippi.
The Rome, Ga., foundry and machine
works resumed work last Tuesday.
It is thought that a federal prison
will soon be built at Atlanta, Ga.
Brock Beckwith has been nominated
for collector of the port of Savan
Hon. Jere Simps on, of Kansas, hai
announced his candidacy for re-elec*
tion to congress.
The Speers’ Creek baptist church,
near Columbia, S. C., was burned by
an incendiary Sunday night.
Conductor Anderson, of the Norfolk
and Western railroad was run over and
killed near Suffolk last Tuesday.
Two new railroads and river navi
gation to the gulf are among the good
things iu store for Dallas, Texas.
Hon. Marion Butler, it is said, will
be a prominent candidate for United
States senator from South Carolina.
The Columbus City, Ala., Mining,
Manufacturing and Development Com
pany lias gone into the hands of a re
A bill pi*oviding for the establish
ment of free public employment offices
is pending before the New York legis
North Carolina turfmen will meel
in Raleigh February 14tli for the pur
pose of organizing a running horse
Late Thursday night W. C. Clark, do
ing business at Ruston, La., was assas
sinated between his store and his dwel
ling. No clue.
The great Imperial porcelain and
glass factory at St. Petersburg, Russia,
was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.
The loss is very large.
Again the meeting of the director*
of the Western Railway of Alabama
has been postponed. The date now
fixed for the meeting is March 21.
Jesse Evans, while out hunting cat
tle near Kosciusko, Miss., was shot to
death by some unknown parties. His
horse was also riddled with bullets.
L. M. Ezell, the Atlanta balloonist,
dropped from his airship at Washing
ton, N. 0., Saturday afternoon, and
was dashed to pieces by the dizzy fall.
Harry Hill, the Atlanta man so of
ten arrested for forgery, has been
captured in Chicago. Efforts are be
ing made to get him to atlanta again.
Lillian Russell, the actress, was mar
ried to John T. Hatterton in New
York Saturday. Her husband is a
leading member of her present com
More than a million unclaimed let
ters were left in the Chicago post
office last year, nsarlj' all the increase
over the preceding year in this bureau
"being due, of course, to the worlds fair.
Jim Corbett has issued an announce
ment that the fight between himself
and Charlie Mitchell will positively
take place in or near Jacksonville Fla.,
A Baltimore dispatch announces a
threated injunction by the Knights of
Labor against Secretary Carlisle to re
strain him from issuing the proposed
$50,000 in bonds.
The populists of Blount county, Ala.,
will convene at Gadsden on the 27th
inst., to select delegates to the state
convention, which meets at Birming
ham February Bth.
Near Concord, in Mason county,
Kentucky, there is a burning moun
tain that has been afire a month. It
is supposed that the flames are fed by
oil that flows from a crevice in the
Major Burke, the absconding state
treasurer of Louisiana, who embez
zled $3,000,000 and fled to Honduras,
is manager there for a mining syndi
cate. He says he will come back and
stand trial as soon as he gets rich
enough to defend his case.
Shea Was Eismisxed.
Knoxville, Tenn., January 24. —John
Shea, who shot and killed Walker
Mills, colored, Saturday, was released
when his preliminary trial was finish
ed. The four presiding justices de
cided the killing was done in self-de
fense. The negroes threaten to push
the matter further.
Report of the Situation for the Week
Ending January 22, 1894.
In its review of the industrial situation ia
the South for the week ending January 22
The Tradesman reports that the newly es
tablished Industries continue to increase in
number and Importance. The report for the
past week aggregates a larger number t-.an has
been noted since May 1893, and they include al
most every branch of industry. Enlargements
have increased in equal proportion, and enqui
ries for new machinery continue active. The
reports from all parts of the south concur In
the statement that the settlement of the tariff
question will be at once followed by an exten
sive revival of industrial irit res s.
Fifty .new industries are reported as estab
lished or incorporated during the week, together
with twehe enlargements of manufactories
! and eleven important new buildings. Among
the prominent new industries of the week
[ are the following: A cotton mill with 1200,000
. capital at Aug: sta, Ga.; machinery works with
I 00000 capital at Atlanta, Ga.; yarn and ho
siery mills at New Orleans. La. capital 8100 000'
a bridge company at Point Pleasant, W. Va ’
capital sco COO; a steam excavatin' company at
Marshall, Texas, capital i0 000: a foundry at
New Orleans, La., with 53,000 capital; a lum
ber company. capital $3.; 003, has been organi eri
at W heeling. W. Va., and one with 830 000 capi
tal at Smat kover Ark. A furniture company
cap.tai 1.5,000, is reported at Pine Bluff , Ark ;
a lumber company, 8.0 000 canital. at Toccoa
Ga.: an ice factory, capi al *3O CK3O c. Dallas.’
Texas; a *10,003 It mber company at estmins
ter. S. c -- and trick and tile works capital
*6,000. at Jacl son, Miss.
Brick works are reported at Glen wood, iQa •
cotton mills at Opelika, Ala., and Spartanburg
S. C„ and v. oolen mills at Staunton, Va.; flour
and grist mills at Piedmont and Pollard. Ala
Mountain Homs and Roseville. Ark., aud an ice
factory at Tavares, Fia. F.lectrieal plants are
to be built at Mammoth Springs and Vanßuren
Ark.; machine shops at Glenwood, Ga., aud
Covington, Ky., and oil mills and refineries at
Camden. Ark., and New Braunfels, Texas.
Paint works are to he established at Little
Rock, Ark., a pottery at Augusta. Ga.; refrig
erator works at Gainesville. Fla., tanneries at
King’s Mountain. N, C.. and El Paso, Texas, a
shoe factory at Statesville, N. C., and a tobacco
factory at Raleigh, N. C.
The woodworking p ants of the week include
a box fa story at Tavares. Fla.: saw and plan
ing mills at Emory an t Georgiana. Ala.; Cam
den and Mammoth Springs. Ark.; Cave and Co
lumbus. Ga.; Lo isviile, Ky.; Trenton. Miss.,
and Corsicana. Texas; shingle mills at Little
Rock and tmerril, Arm, and a wagon factory at
Center Point. Arm
Water warks are to be built at Madison. Fla.,
and Crawford. Texas. Tee enlaigemeuts for
the week include a cotton mill at Athens Ga.;
fertilizer works at Lc ui le. Ivy; ;u lee fac
tor 'at Columbia S. C\: r n forks -. Opelika,
Ala., and Augusta, Ga.: oii mills at New Ire n
feis, Tsxas, and woodworking plants at i-u-at
ka, Fla.. Wayirtseiile, N. C., Lexington, Ky,.
and Poplar Spring, Tenn.