OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE CITY.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
►Sherill —J. O. Beauchamp,
Deputy—J. W. Crawford,
Surveyor—B. J. Jinks.
Treasurer —T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector—T. J. Cole.
Tux Receiver—C. R. Carter.
Coroner —Simon Hardy.
Clerk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court 3rd Mondays in February
lioad Commissioners—6ls G. M.,
J. L, Barkley, H. G. Asbury, T. O,
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. Holoway,
J. H. Cole, J. Van Wright; 552 G.
M., D. B, Moore. R. M. Harper, F.
M. Maddox; 612 G. M. t W. O.
Crawley, Cornelius McCluare, T.
H. Nolan; 610 G, M., T. P. Bell,
R. M. Fletcher, J. G. Coldwell; 616
G. M., J. H. Maddox, J. J. Wilson,
J. C. Barnes.
Board of Education-*W. M. Mal
let, A. G Hitchens, J. T. Goodman,
D. iN. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Olhce in
Jury Commissioners---H. N. By
ar, T. L. Williams, W. B. Dozier,
E. J. Bali, T. P. Bell, Alex Atki
Justices Court—6ls Dist., R. A,
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell.
613 Dial. 11. L. Brown, j, P.; H.
O. Thaxton, N. P,
609 Dist., W. A. Waldrnp, 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. I\; T.
616 Dist., O. B. Knowles, J, P,;
J. L. Barnet, N. P.
614 Dist., A. H. Ogletree, J. P.;
W, F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayoi - E. E. Pound.
. Coiincilnicn —T. J. Lane, J. W. Car
micliael, B. P. Bailey, T. M. Furlow.
Methodist —Rev. T. W. Bell, paetor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.., 7
p in. Prayer meeting every Wednes
Baptist -Rev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every riunday at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.ra. Prayer meeting every
rreebyterian—Rev. Mr. Pharr, pas
tor. Services every 3rd Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7 p.tn., and every Ist
S u nit ay at 7 p.tn.
F. & A. M. — Chapter meets 2nd and
4th Monday nights. Blue Lodge, Ist
and 3rd Monday nights.
Redmen— 2ud and 4th Tuesday
nights in each month.
M. V. McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
M. M. MILLS,
attorney at law.
Office ill court house, Jackson, Georgia,
w. W. Anderson. Frank Z. Curry.
ANDE ?SON & CURRY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackson,
Dr. T. K. Tharpe,
FLO VILLA, - * GEORGIA.
Crown and bridge work and all the
latest methods of dentistry. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. Prices moderate.
Dr. O. H. Cantrell
JACIvSON, - - - - QA.
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace. Prop,
dec 14 12m
STOP AT THE
£ YER YTHING JfE IF
ARDFIRST ■ CLASS.
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
son. Terms moderate. Satisfaction
.nits. A. T|. JESTER, Fr*p.
THE BEAM BILL HP.
Tho Debate Closed, and the Vo e
Now Come3 on Its Passage.
WHAT WILLCLEYELASD DO WITH IT ?
In the House the Sundry Civil Appropria
tion Occupies the Day—Dank Re
ports Appointments and
Washington City News.
Washington, March 15.—The house,
at 1:10 p. m., on motion 9 f Sayers, went
into committee of the whole on the
sund y civil appropriation bill, Lester,
of Georgia, in the chair.
Morse withdrew his amendment,
which was pending Tuesday at ad
journment to strike out the appropria
tion for interstate commerce com
No amendments were successful and
at 4:30 the house adjourned.
In the Senate.
After routine morning business, the
senate resumed consideration of the
Bland seigiorage bill.
Dolph stated that as objection had
been withdrawn to the printing of the
extracts which he had referred to in
his speech Tuesday he would consider
that speech as ended.
Teller addressed the senate in sup
port of the bill.
(ieorge, argued in support of the bill,
although he admitted ihat it was “ar
tificially drawn, inapt in expression,
and with some ambiguity in it.”
While (leorge was still speaking the
hour of 2 o'clock arrived, and then
Harris rose and demanded (in accord
ance with the terms of unanimous
consent) the vote to be taken on Alli
son’s motion to reconsider the vote or
dering the bill to a third reaeing.
The vote was taken and the motion
was disagreed to —yeas, 28; nays, 45.
Then it was proposed by Harris to
abrogate the agreement that the re
mainder of the discussion be under the
five-minute rule. He proposed that the
debate be general, the vote to be taken
at 2 o’clock today on the passage of the
Unanimous consent was given, and
George resumed his argument in sup
port of the bill.
George was followed by Carey, who
argued against the bill, and then, at
5:35, after a short executive session,the
No Clash in Carolina.
Commissioner Miller has received no
information of a clash in South Caro
lina between the state authorities
and Collector Towns.
Condition of Georgia Ranks.
Returns of the condition of twenty
seven national banks in the state of
Georgia February 28, show the average
reserve to have been 40.72 per eent
loans and discounts $7,124,000. lawful
money reserve $1,183,000, surplus fund
$1,007,000, and individual deposits $5,-
The New Nominations.
The president has sent to the senate
the following nominations; George
M. Adams, pension agent at Louisville,
Ky.; W. W. Degge, postmastei, at Nor
TRAIN ROBBERY FRUSTRATED.
One of the Gang: Squeals and Gives the Plot
Little Rock, March 15. —Passengers
arriving on the fast express last even
ing from Texarkana report that a
to rob the International and Great
Northern northbound express at Mc-
Neill’s switch, near Round Rock, Tex ,
at 2 o'clock j’esterday morning, was
frustrated by a confession of one of the
The railroad officials had information
that the robbery was to occur and the
train was heavily guarded. At Austin
one of the band boarded the train, in
tending to ask the conductor to stop at
McNeill. As the train approached Mc-
Neill. the conductor signalled to slacken
speed, expecting to be flagged, but the
robber aboard had discovered the offi
cers and failed to give the signal to at
tack the train. He was, however, so
closely questioned by the officers that
he confessed the plot and agreed to
, elp trap the band.
SHOT AT BY HIS WIFE’S LOVER
Lutr Demanded the Return of His Spouse
and Rossi Tried to Kill Him.
New York, March 15.— Maggie Lutra,
a good-looking Italian woman, left her
home at No. 113 Mulberry street two
weeks ago and took with her S2OO. Her
husband. Pietro, suspected that she had
eloped with his friend, Frank Rossi, of
9 Mulberry street. He got on their
trail several times, but they managed
to elude him. Yesterday he met the
“Give me back my wife,” cried Lu
tra, as he seized the woman by the arm.
Without saying a word Rossi pulled
a revolver from his pocket and opened
fire on Lutra. He discharged two
shots, the first of which broke one of
Lutras fingers and obliged him to re
lease his hold on his runaway wife.
The other shot passed through bis coat.
Then Rossi fled, but was captured. In
the Toombs court he was held for the
Fxpecting Trains to Be Robbed.
Austin, Tex.. March 15.— Trains on
the International and Great Northern
roads are gua ded with armed rangers,
the company being in hourly expecta
tion of train robberies between here
and McNeil, a station twenty miles out.
T- • i injy Adjustment Not Male.
\!.v. Y :k, March 15. The com mi t
t->e ::’'.pointe.’. i-y the Southern Railway
and St : m h > association to adjust
the d.itVrca.cs in the body were in
-ession ail day and did note make any
NEW ORLEANS’ ANARCHISTS.
Urea' Excitement Prevails Over Threats of
Ni:\v Orleans, March 15.—Anarchists
have put in their appearance in this
city and the police are on the trail.
Three of the largest tobacco manufac
turers in the city, W. W. Walls, W. R.
Irby and the Hernsheims, have re
ceived several anonymous letters de
claring that unless they discharge all
the girls employed in their factories
and employ' men in their places the
factories and private residences of the
owners would be blown up with dyna
The matter was put in the hands of
the police and kept very- quiet. In the
meantime the several gentlemen se
cured special details of officers to guard
their residence. The publication of
the facts nearly caused a disaster in
Hernsheim’s factory at noon yester
day. A plank fell down an elevator
shaft and the excited employees think
ing the anarchists had begun to carry
out their threat, became panic-stricken
and fled pell mell for the exits. Half
a dozen of the girls were hurt and one
of them trampled almost to death.
Detec.ivc s Unearth the Most Eiaborat
Plant Ever Seen, in Chicago.
Chicago March 15.—Detectives have
discovered the most elaborate wire
tapping plant ever seen in this coun
try, near the Roby race racks.
it was located in an unused hotel,
about three-quarters of a mile from the
track. Five men were in the place
when the raid was made, but all
e o iped through the rear wir dows.
Two men, however, were lecognized,
Jim Turner and a sporting character
Fifteen hundred dollars worth of
telegraph instruments, including du
p’ex and quadruples sets, and sixteen
eells of battery were found.
The establishment was well fur
nished with beds, bedding, cooking
The detectives found copies of every
despatch that has passed over the wires
between Chicago and Ro >y for the past
five days. Letters were also found
showing that m mi in all parts of the
country were implicated m the scheme.
The plan was apparently to delay the
results of the Roby races until money
had been placed in the pool rooms of
WOMAN DID THE FORGING.
Ollie St. Clair's Signature Closely Imitated
and Fooled the Rank.
Nashville, Tenn.. March 15.—From
November 2 ist to February 15th seven
checks were cashed at the Fourth Na
tional bank, signed by' Ollie St. Clair, a
woman of the town, for a sum aggre
gating over S4OO, which were disclaimed
by her when her book was balanced on
the latter date. Without a single clue
the detectives went to work, and have
arrested J. Hugh Morton and a negro
woman, Dora Goff, charged with the
forgery'. The woman confessed, and
b >th are locked up. Morton is a tough
and was sent to cash a check the St.
Clair woman gave in payment for a dia
mond ring. - He took the check ard
showed it to the woman, who counter
feited the signature, while he filled in
the body of the check. The woman’s
writing is an exact copy 7 of the origi
nal, and it was the wonderful resem
blance that suggested to Morton the
idea of forging these checks.
WILL ANNIE SKELTON TESTIFY?
It Is Now Probable That She Will Not Ap
pear at All in the Court Room.
Scottsboro, Ala., March 15.—Not
withstanding the fact the defense in
the case of the Skelton boys made
much of the necessity of having Annie
Skelton appear as a witness when the
case came up for final hearing, it is not
believed that she will ever be seen in
the courtroom, much less on the wit
Various reasons are assigned for this
belief. As stated in yesterday’s dis
patches, the attorneys for the proseci -
tion do not hesitate to express it as
their opinion that it is the intention of
the defense to institute a plea of insan
ity for the purpose of incapacitating
the girl as a witness
Gov. Fatt’son. Chairman Harrity and the
Vive President an Interesting Trio.
Asheville, N. C., March 15. —Vice
President and Mrs. Stevenson left Ashe
ville last night for Statesville, N. C.,
where they will visit relatives. Tomor
row night they will return to Washing
ton. Both have been very much bene
fited by their stay here and will return
During the week Governor Patt son.
of Pennsylvania, and Chairman Har
rity. of the national committee, has
been at Battery Park. Ail kinds of
political gossip has been the outcome
of the meeting, however there is no
significance known further than acci
dental meeting at a wellknown resort.
DYNAMITE IN GEORGIA.
Bomb Found Under the House of Edward
Fowler, a Blacksmith.
Kensington, Ga.. March 15. —A bomb
was found last night under the house
of Edward Fowler, a blacksmith. The
deadly explosive was a mixture of
nitro-glycerine and gun cotton in a
glass bottle, from which a 14-inch fuse
protruded. The bomb was wrapped in
a sack. When exploded by citizens it
produced a concussion that tvould have
blown Fowler's entire family to smith
ereens had it extdoded last night.
Macon's N u Ad r ,ian.
Macon. March 15. — Atthe aldermanic
election yesterday to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of S. H. Pearson.
1,384 votes were east. J. Van w; s
elected by 82 majority. Van has been
an alderman before. - He will sei-ve un
til December, 1895.
McKane't Partner Is Also Guilty.
Brooklyn, March 15. —Justice Suth
erland. of Gravesend, on trial for some
of the same charges that sent John Y.
McKane to jail, is adjudged guilty.
JACKSON, GA., THURSDAY MARCH 15, 1894.
CAUSE THAT’S LOST.
Tho Insurgents Surrendered With
out Returning, . he Fire.
FLORIAXO PEIXOTO TRIUMPHANT !
People Celebrate the Collapse of the Insur
rection—niello. as De Gama, Deserts
His Followers The Closing
Scenes of the War.
Rio de Janeiro, March 15. Floiia.no
Peixoto is triumphant.
The insurgent vessel: have surren
dered without having answered with a
single shot the cannonade from the
government bill top batteries.
The report that Admiral DaGamahad
v <sfe>. X V
ADMIRAL DA GAMA
fled, was confirmed this morning. lie
sought safety on the French cruiser
The American officers of the govern
ment war ships came ashore yesterday
afternoon. They report that the crews
of the vessels are well, and delighted
that they won without a fight.
Excepting the officers. nobody aboard
Peixotos men of war, seems to have
been eager for battle. In coming up
the harbor this morning, the govern
ment fleet saluted the United States
flag and Rear Admiral Benham. The
United States fleet will disperse soon.
The men aboard the American war
ships are in excellent health. The end
of insurgent power in .the harbor, has
been welcomed with joy in the city.
Exchange has improved 25 per cent.
Business is as usual. Not a symptom
of disorder lias appeared in the city
The people are preparing to celebrate
the collapse of the insurrection.
The Aquidaban and Republica,which
constitute about all that is left of the
insurgent cause, ai'e reported to be in
south Brazilian waters. Both are said
to be disabled.
Admiral Mello has just been seen on
the streets of Montevideo. He has de
serted his followers, as Admiral Da-
Gama deserted his officers and men on
the harbor fleet.
The insurgent sailors here will be
pardoned; the officers will be court
DETECTIVE WALLACE KILLED.
Tragedy in Columbus, in Which a Negro
Desperado is the Assassin.
Columbus, March 15.—Will Wallace,
a detective of this city, was shot and
killed last night by a negro desperado
named Rich Jordon, whom he was try
ing to arrest at Suspension, a little
station in Bullock county, Alabama,
about forty miles below here. The
negroes in that section have attempted
to kill two white men within the past
three weeks. One white man was shot
through a window and seriously
wounded about the 15th of February.
A few days later A. D. Caroy, railroad
agent at Suspension, an old and de
crepit man, was attacked by a negro,
who beat and cut him in the head with
a hatchet and finally pushed him in a
Wallace had been employed to work
the case up. and had spotted his men,
and was attempting to arrest one of
them, when he was shot before he saw
his man. The negro escaped.
Wallace had been a desperate charac
ter, and was twice tried for murder,
but for the past .year or two he had led
a different life, and did some excellent
THE AMENDMENT LOST.
And the New Address Accepted by the
House of Commons Without Division.
London, March 15. —The house of
commons was crowded with members
and visitors yesterday. The amend
ment to the address offered last
night by John J Clancy, Parnellite,
impugning the government for virtu
ally continuing in Ireland the methods
of the late government was put to di
vision and rejected by a vote 351 to 12.
The original address was then with
drawn and Sir William Ilarcourt form
ally moved and John. Morley seconded
the new and shorter address acknowl
edging the queen's speech.
The new address was accepted by
the house without a division.
Cyclone Passes Over Texas.
Berne, Tex.. March 15.—A cyclone
passed over this section last night.
Houses were unroofed and window
p: nes smashed. Fruit trees were all
uprooted and swept away.
oca Exchange to C'Use on Good Friday.
New York. March 15.—The New
•rk Stock exchange governing c< m
■ at their meeting today, decided
c • • th.* exchange on Good Friday.
Tb o '.e?n Gois to Florence,
a ~eh 15. The queen
..•a: . 'n c y via Holland, this
Hnpirn:n; Gathered from all Parts of the
Country by Wire.
There are fifty' cases of typhoid fever
in Buffalo, and the disease is spreading.
Senator Coke, of Texas, will retir#
from public life at the end of his term.
M. rch 3d, ISL*S.
Four of the bodies of the entombed
miners have been found in the Gaylord
mine. Plymouth, Pa.
Edgar Taylor, a Springfield (Mass.)
milkman, has disappeared under cir
cumstances leading to the suspicion ol
Mrs. Charles Johnson, wife of an
architect who died recently, killed her
self at Fullerville, N Y.. yesterday 7 from
grief at liis loss.
A Pittsfield (Mass.) court decides that
the Pittsfield National bank must make
good the $20,000 of bonds taken by its
cashier. L. Herbette.
The Swarthmore College students
thathazed John W, Hutchinson pleaded
guilty before the faculty and were sen
tenced to thirty* days' suspension.
Ex-President Harrison delivered the
second of his course of six lectures on
Constitutional Law before the students
of Leland Stanford, Jr., University, in
Menlo Park, Cal.
Isabelle Platt, the Ansonia school
girl who was found insensible at her
father’s door, was told a year ago by a
stranger that she was his daughter. It
is suspected this stranger tried to ab
duct her last Thursday.
The Rev. James Thomas, colored, on
Sunday baptized sixty-four persons in
Spring Creek, near Springfild, 111., in
little more than half an hour. Three
thousand people saw the ceremony.
A summer meeting of Economists
will be held in Philadelphia at the
University of Pennsylvania under t e
auspices of the University Extension
society, beginning July 2d. Lectures
will be delivered by noted professors
of Brown, Amherst, Yale, Cornell and
THE FLORIDA TOURNAMENT.
I’iaying oft the Finals for the First an<l
Magnolia Springs, Fla., Alarch 15. —
The second display in the tennis tour
nament opened before a very appre
ciative audience who were treated to
some closely contested games, as was
predicted. The winners of the doubles
were .Messrs. Morton and Bryan,
Farmer being a good second. The
singles are but partially 7 concluded.
Air. Swain, of Philadelphia, wins
third prize, while Air. G. P. Farmer
wins the consolation. After a very in
teresting contest as those placitig for
this were evenly matched in the pre
liminaries for the mixed doubles. Aliss
Reynolds and Air. Bryan are now land
Today the finals for first and second
places are to be played off as well as
the finals in the mixed doubles.
NEW TEXAS RAILROAD.
Steps Taken to Build One From San Anto
nio to Brownsville.
San Antonio, March 15. —A delega
tion of prominent and wealthy prop
erty holders of the several counties
south of here have taken preliminary
steps toward the building of a railroad
line between San Antonio and Browns
ville, via Pleasanton, Alice and San
Deigo. A heavy subsidy will be offered
by the property holders along the pro
prosed route to any responsible com
pany that will undertake the work.
There is some talk of a proposition
being made to the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas to extend that line from San
Marcas via San Antonio to Brownsville.
Mitchell Has Quit the King 1 .
New York, Match 15.—Charlie
Mitchell has returned from Florida
much improved in health. He will re
main here until one week from today
when he sails for England on the
White Star steamer Majestic. Mitch
ell’s fighting career closed some weeks
ago, and in future he will devote all
his time to his music hall in London,
from which he derives a comfortable
income. He may spar with Corbett
during the latter's London engage
Marriage of Fred Gebhard.
Baltimore, March 15. — Miss Louise
A. Morris and Frederick Gebhard were
married at 12 yesterday. The wedding
was a very quiet affair at the home of
the brides parents, 207 West Franklin
The ceremony was witnessed by only
about fifty of the relatives and intimate
friends of the bride and groom. The
Rev. Dr. M. D. Babcock, of Brown me
morial church, officiated.
Soverign Denounces Secretary Carlisle.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 15. —
Grandmaster Soverign, Knights of
Labor, addressed a large audience here
last night. He denounced the policy
of Secretary Carlisle and the adminis
tration in issuing bonds. He also crit
icised Judge Jenkins because of his
strike order. The address was well re
Lightning Killed Man and Wife.
Birmingham, Ala., March 15.—While
riding to church near Damascus last
night, a storm arose, and lightning
struck a buggy in which were Charles
Thompson and wife, setting it on fire
and killing both. Their charred bod
ies were found this morning. The
horses attached to the vehicle were un
Alabama Bank Statements.
Washington, March 5. — Reports to
the comptroller of the currency show
that the twenty-eight national banks
in Alabama had an average reserve
February 23rd of 38.52 per eent; loans
and discounts. £5,857,000; lawful money
reserve 8972,000; surplus fund SBOO,OOO
and individual deposits $5,456,000.
Mississippi Town m Ashes.
Greenwood, March 15.— The princi
pal business portion of the town of
Sidon, on the Illinois Central Branch
railroad, was destroyed by fire last
night. Loss estimated at $20,000; in
Southern Appointments Confirmed.
Washington, March 15.—The senate
has confirmed the nomination of
Leonard Cornish, postmaster at Demop
olis, Ala., and Frank H. Foote, Post
The Way Mias Pollard Referred to
Col. Breckinridge in a Letter.
THE FIFTH DAY OF THE PROCEEDINGS.
Tiie Scandal the Topic and the Trial the At
traction in Washington, and Interest
Does Not Abate—Depositions
Offered in Court, Etc.
Washington, March 15.—Court had
assembled and the clerk was calling
the jury in the Pollard-Breekinridge
breach of promise suit yesterday when
the door to the left of the judge's bench
opened and Miss Pollard came in.
Carlisle then took up and read the
deposition of Mrs. Kate Perry Kane, a
physician of Cincinnati, a woman of
the firm of which Dr. Belle Buchanan
is the senior member.
Mrs. Kane recognized Miss Pollard as
the young woman who came to the
house of Drs. Perry & Buchanan in
1885, and was known as Miss Louise
Wilson. She understood that Miss
Wilson was recovering from confine
ment. Atone time Miss Wilson had
gone to meet her seducer, and when
she returned told the deponent that she
had met the man, but that it was im
possible to marry him. She loathed
him, she said. Miss Wilson said that
the man had offered to marry her to
clear things up, but that she disliked
him so that she refused.
Mrs. Kane thought that at the time
M iss Wilson was at her house she ap
peared to be about 24 or 25 years old.
She showed much knowledge of the
world and had many womanly wavs.
Miss Pollard contends that at this
time she was 18.
The identity of the friend who sat
beside Miss Pollard throughout the
trial was divulged when Carlisle called
Dr. Belle Buchanan and that lady
walked around to the witness stand
and took the oath. As she was giving
her name, occupation and the usual
preliminary answers, Phil Thompson
spoke out familiarly, ‘“Speak out a
little louder, please, doctor, we can't
hear you/’ said he.
Dr. Buchanan when questioned
whether she was the same witness who
had made a deposition in Cincinnati in
February, answered that she was and
identified her signature to the deposi
An affidavit by Mrs. Wesleyana Rob
ertson, wife of Wm. F. Robertson, of
Cincinnati and daughter of Dr. Brown,
the president of Wesleyan seminary in
1883 and 1884, was read by Mr. Carlisle.
The deponent had been a student
at the seminary when Madeline
Pollard was there, had been given by
Miss Pollard a letter to be opened on
the night of her graduation in June
1885. She had last seen the letter,
when her husband gave it to Col. Breck
inridge without her consent. Here Mr.
Stoll had said before the notary that
he had the letter, and wanted the court
to protect him in the possession of it,
and intended to offer it to the witness
“But you did not get it honestly,”
the witness rep] ied.
The letter was identified by her. In
their correspondence, the witness had
once in August 1884 addressed Miss
Pollard as “Madeline Lillian Breckin
In one letter Miss Pollard had spoken
of her deep debt of gratitude to Mr.
Rhodes and wrote: “How can 1 ever
marry the old wretch.”
The witness had under stood that
Rhodes was Miss Pollard's guardian
and wanted to marry her.
Miss Pollard had told of her visit
home on account of the death of her
sister and of meeting Colonel Breckin-
ridge on the train.
“I remember very distinctly that she
was very much elated that a man of
his standing should come to her and
address her,” said the witness.
FARMERS IN BIRMINGHAM.
The Alliancemen of Alabama, Meet and
Discuss the Order.
Birmingham, Ala. March 15. —A cau
cus of leading alliancemen who are
said to be working in behalf of a reor
ganization of the alliance without re
spect to affiliation with any political
party is being held in Birmingham to
day. As the movement is very quiet,
and there is little or no talk about it,
it is not known what scope it is taking
a the meeting is behind closed doors.
From what can.be gathered it appears
that the object of the meeting is to get
tne farmers together again on some
thing like the old alliance basis, the
success of which was handicapped
from the date the organization got into
politics. Among others who are here
is Dr. Macune, the alliance editor and
organizer, who comes from the national
Governor Marching on the City Hall.
Denver, Col., March 14.—The gov
ernor has determined to install the
new members of the police board in
office today, and has ordered the
militia to be in readiness to march upon
the city hall at a moment's notice.
This action will bring him into con
tempt of the district court, when his
arrest is anticipated. Then the su
preme court will be asked to settle the
matter. The patrolmen reported at
the city hall at 10 o'clock this morning.
The demonstrations will, it is thought,
The American ACm ral Not Tlirea'ms I.
San Francisco, Cy.la,, March 15. —
The despatch from Sydney about tie
threatening of the American admiral
by the captain of the .Japanese man of
war at Honolulu, is not credited here.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE COUNTY.
CLARKE PREFERS THE WOMAN.
The Sporty New Turk Clubman Disdains
Ills l ather's Message.-
New York, March 15. Herman
Clarke, the missing member of the bro
kerage lirni of Hunter, Clarke & Jacob,
was seen iu Philadelphia with Mazy
Stanley, with whom he is blindly in
A message from bis father, asking
him to return to his wife, was delivered
to him, but Clarke refused to listen,
and disappeared again with the woman.
His desertion of his wife will astound
their many social friends and club as
The Clarke family is well known.
Mr. T. C. Clarke, Sr., is a wealthy civil
engineer, president of the Fnion Bridge
company, of Buffalo, and has an office
at No. 4(5 Broadway.
Clarice married several years ago and
went to live at 10(5 East Twenty-ninth
street, but recently moved to apart
ments at 13(5 Madison avenue. Some
time ago he mot Mazy Stanley. They
took rooms at the Hotel Bartholdi
under the name of Mr. and Mrs. Stan
ley. and lived there until a few weeks
When Clarke found that he liad
hopelessly involved his firm by wild
speculation and use of assets he filed
from the city, taking the woman with
him. He had squandered large
amounts of money on her and in high
HIS FUTURE DISCUSSED.
The Champion Will Sail Next Month, and
Expects the National to Get the Eight.
New okk, March 15. —Champion
Jim Corbett was a conspicuous figure
on Broadway yesterday afternoon. He
never looked better. Corbett’s mind
runs to one subject just now—the Jack
son match. The prospects of its taking
place in this country he thinks are ex
ceedingly slim. Florida appears to be
the only available place for it, and of
course, the negro would not fi ht there.
“I shouldn't care to meet Jackson
down south,” said Corbett, “for when
we fight I want him to have as good a
chance as is accorded me. Ido not
blame him for declining to listen to
bids from southern clubs. My opinion
now is that the National Sporting club
of London will get the match. lam
perfectly willing to fight there, so long
as a suitable purse is hung up, and as
Jackson is quite a favorite on the other
side, he will have no objections.
“It has not been definitely settled
I shall start for England, but 1 expect
to sail next month. Billy Brady leaves
on the Majestic next week to join our
representative, Edward Thurnaer, and
arrange for the appearance of the
Gentleman Jack company. 1 do not
know how lorg I shall remain abroad.”
Loaned the Government in Pioneer Days,
l)e Haven's Heirs Ask Its Return.
New York, March 15.—Heirs of John
De Haven are trying to secure payment
from the government of $400,000, with
interest, from 1776. They say De
Haven loaned the government that
amount when it was in great need and
was never repaid.
De Haven was a wealthy Frenchman
who came to this country before the
revolution and espoused the cause of
the patriots. After his death papers
were found, it is claimed, giving evi
dence of the loan.
The claim was first presented in 1859
and received some favorable considera
tion, hut was lost sight of by the com
mencement of the civil war. Recently
the matter has been revived and $5,-
000,000 is the amount demanded.
DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT
Harrison’s Postmaster at Columbus, Miss.,
Paid Himself the Kents.
Columbus, Miss., March 15.—Dayton
Hale, republican postmaster here un
der the Harrison administration, was
arrested by the federal authorities
yesterday on a charge of conspiracy
to defraud the government and embez
zlement. Hale’s mode of operations
was to collect S4OO from the postoffice
department for rent on the building
occupied by the postoffice, while he
paid the owner only $95. He pocketed
the balance, $305.
Decision in the South Carolina Tax Case.
Augusta, Ga., March 15. —Judge Si
monton of the United States court of
Charleston Tuesday filed a decision
in the famous South Carolina tax case.
The state has levied taxes which
the roads claimed were excessive
and they refused to pay the
increase. The seizure of railroad
property by the state at the time cre
ated a great sensation. Receiver
Chamberlain of the South Carolina
railroad carried the matter to the
United States courts. Judge Simonton
has decide and that the assessment was
not excessive and has ordered that the #
railroad pay up the unpaid balance cf I
Boatner Will Show Railroad irregularities.
Washington, March 15.—Representa
tive Boatner, of Louisiona, a member
of the house judiciary committee, has
prepared an a will present in the house
a resolution, which he will recite with
explicit detail numerous defaults of
the Union Pacific railroad and conti
guous lines to meet the debt due the
United States. It will charge the pres
ent directors of the road and those in
past boards of directors with a viola
tion of their trust and improper absorp
tion of outside lines, and the voting of
dividends contrary to law and against
the interests of the United States.
Lynchburg's Heavy Fire Loss.
Lynchburg, March 15. A destruc
tive fire occurred here last night, the
loss aggregating $65,000, r j he blaze
started in the second story of Hughes’
flouring mill, completely destroying the
building and stock.
Officers, Atlantic and Charlotte Air Line.
New Orleans, March 15. -The At
lantic and Charlotte Air Line had its
annual meeting in this city yesterday
Eugene Kelly was re-eleeted president;
George Sherman was elected treasurer,
and William Wilmar secretary