OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE CITY.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael,
riherill —J, 0. Beauchamp,
Deputy—J. \V. Crawford.
Surveyor—B. J. Jinks,
Treasurer —T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector —T. J. Cole.
Tax Receiver—C. R. Carter.
Coroner —Simon Hardy.
Cierk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court 3rd Mondays in February
Road Commissioners—Gls G. M.,
J. U, Barkley, 11. G. Asbury, T. O.
Woodward; 013 G, M , J, M. Ball,
J, E. llale, J. W. Fletcher; 609 G.
M., J. W. Minter, J. L. Pye, S. K.
f mitli; 014 G. M., J. W. Holoway,
J. 11. Cole, J. Van 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 <J, M., T. P. Bell,
K. M. Fletcher, J. G. Coldwell; 616
G. M., J. H. Maddox, J. J. Wiloon,
J. C. Baines.
Board of Education--W. M. Mal
let, A. G Hitchens, J. T. Goodman,
D. N. Caimichuel, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Oilice in
Jury Commissioners---!!. N. By-*
an*, T. L. Williams, W. B. Dozier,
L. .J. Ball, T. P. Ball, Alex Atki
Justices Court—Gls Dist., R. A,
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell.
Gl3 Dist. 11. L. Brown, j. 13.;I 3 .; H.
C. Thaxton, N, P,
609 Dist., W. A. Waldrup, 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. Ball, N. P.
616 Dist., O. B. Knowles, J, I\;
J..U. Barnet, N. P.
61 1 Dist., A. H. Oglelree, J. P.;
W, F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Council men — T. J. Lane, J. W. Car
michael, 1. F. Bailey, TANARUS, M. Furlow.
Methodist —Hev. T. W. Bell, pastor.
Services every Sunday at II a.ns., 7
p in. Flayer meeting every Wednes
Baptist -Rev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at li a.
m. and 7 p.m. Fraycr meeting every
rreHhyterian—Rev. Mr. l’hair, pas
tor. Services every 3rd Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7 p.m., ..and every Ist
Sunday at 7 p.m.
F. & A. M. —Chapter meets 2nd and
4th Monday nights. Blue Lodge, Ist
and 3rd Monday nights.
Red men— 2nd and 4th Tuesday
nights in each month.
M, V, McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
M. M MILLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW•
Office in court house, Jackson, Georgia.
W. W. Anderson. Frank Z. Curry.
ANDERSON & CURRY,
attorneys at law.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackstin,
FLO VILLA, - - GEORGIA.
Crown and bndje wrk and all the
latest methods of dentistry. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. Prices moderate.
Dr. O. H. Cantrell
JACKSON, - - - - GA -
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per da\.
Miss Jexnie Wallacx. Prop.
~~ —STOP AT THE
EYE R Y THING NEW
Free End to Depot,
C. It. Gn-sham, 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
*IKS. An. JESTER, Pt*p.
dec 14-3 m
Henry Watts Killed by the Mother
of a Ruined Daughter.
HOW HE ACCOMPLISHED HIS PURPOSE
The Platol Used to Effect, and the Fair
Assassin Coolly Surrenders t the
Authorities—Different Acts in
the Tragic Affair.
Norfolk, Va., March 22.—Fred Watts
was shot and killed yesterday at Lees
store, about two miles "from this-eity,
by Mrs. Henry Hugo. Watts is a young
man about 18 years of age, residing
in the country near the scene of the
tragedy. Some time in January, it is
claimed, Watts went to the residence
of the family (Hugo) while they were
in the city and finding Edith Hugo, the
10-year-old daughter alone, threatened
her with death if she did not comply
with his desires.
The girl, it is stated, in fear of her
life, gave way to him, and he accom
plished his purpose, swearing her to
secrecy under threats of killing her if
she revealed the crime. Asa result of
this crime he transmitted a loathsome
disease to the girl, who was taken ill,
and, growingrapidly worse, her parents
sent her to a friend's in town for treat
ment, not knowing what her disease
was. She did not get better. She was
sent to the St. Vincent's hospital, where
at last the attending physician discov
ered the real nature of her disease,
which was then made known to her
M rs. Hugo went to the store yester
day where the tragedy was enacted,
under pretense of making a purchase.
Watts was standing in the door, with
his hack to her, when she suddenly
whipped out a revolver and fired.
Watts called to a colored boy to keep
her off. Mrs. Hugo rushed at him,
pressed him down, and fired two more
shots at him, one of the shots taking
effect in his hack, resulting in death
within ten minutes. After Mrs. Hugo
had ceased firing she threw a liquid in
his face, lingo and his w T ife came to
tow n and reported the case to Justice
A. 11. Hawks, and Mrs. Hugo surren,-
Wm Aid Given the Insurgents by Officers
(f European Vessels?
Rio Janeiro, March 22.—Interna
tional complications, which threaten
to assume grave character, have arisen
from the revolution and subsequent
surrender os the insurgent war vessels
and the escape of DaGama and his offi
cers. The Portuguese worships on
which DaGama and his officers took
refuge w T ere permitted to leave the
harbor under the express stipulation,
imposed by the Brazilian government,
that DaGama and his officers were
to remain on board those ships until
the government of Portugual and
Brazil had settled the question as to
their ultimate destination. The action
of the Portuguese naval officers who
protected DaGama and his officers has
raised a strong feeling of indignation
in official as well as civil circles, and it
is known that President Peixoto is in
possession of documents of the utmost
importance, showing that aid was sys
tematically given to the insurgents by
the officers of other European vessels.
AS TO NEW YORK POSTMASTERS.
Out of Fifty-Six Important Appointments,
Only Eight Have Been Confirmed.
Washington, March 22. Since the
beginning of the present session of
congress only eight nominations of
New r York postmasters have been con
firmed by the senate. There are now
pending before the committee, to which
they were referred, forty-six nomina
tions, ten of which were sent to the
senate on the assembling of congress.
For this reason Postmaster-General
Bissell has been unwilling, in many in
stances, to recommend nominations to
offices in New York state on the expi
ration of the commissions held by re
publican postmasters until he has some
intimation of the fate of those already
sent in. Neither of the New York sen
ators ever visit the postoffice depart
ment or recommend the appointment
of any candidate, notwithstanding the
fact that the department has invited
them to make known their wishes re
garding postoffice appointments.
Excitement Grows in Denver.
Denver, March 23.—The intensity of
feeling over the city hall matter has
by no means abated. The most conser
vative business men are greatly
wrought over the determined attitude
of Governor Waite in his defiance of the
courts, and in his repeated threats to
clean out the city hall, regardless of
the courts decision.
Simplex Signal Company Grants a Lease.
New Orleans. March 32.—The Sim
plex Signal company, limited, of this
city, has signed contracts with C. B.
Washburn, cf- New York, granting him
sole lease and license of all its rights,
which are principally electric patents
of the Charles Kahl-Lillard electric
system, adapted for the prevention of
accident on railways.
Marriage of Tragedian AVarde’s Son.
San Francisco, March 22. —Arthur
F. Warde, manager of the M arde-
James combination, was married last
night to Miss Polly Stoekwell, daugh
ter of Comedian Stoekwell. The groom
is the eldest son of Frederick W aide,
the tragedian. The attachment was
formed a year since in this city.
To Join ilie Industrial Army.
San Antonio. March 22.—A company
>f ii '.Lty more unemployed working
men left today via the International
mil Great Northern railroad for \\ ash
urton. bv way of St Louis, where
i .ev expect to join the so-called indus
JACKSON, GA., THURSDAY MARCH 22, 1894.
YIELDED TO FAIR MADELINE.
Colonel Breckinridge Claims Intimidation
at the Hands of the Plaintiff.
Washington, March 22. There were
no exciting scenes, either tragic or
comic during the hearing of the trial
of Madeline Pollard's suit against Rep
resentative TV. C. P. Breckinridge for
breach of promise of marriage. The
interest centered in the disclosure of
the line of defens • to be pursued. The
defendants ease was opened by Major
Shelby, his law partner.
He outlined the defense very fully,
telling what Colonel Breckinridge ex
pected to prove and how he would
prove. Major Shelby made known that
the principal point of the defense would
be the production of proof that Colonel
Breckinridge submitted to the demands
of the plaintiff through intimidation
and to avoid scandal, and that it was
under these conditions he stated to Mrs.
Blackburn that the plaintiff and him
self were engaged to be married, when
there was no such agreement between
them, and because Miss Pollard had
agreed, this being done, to go away
and pass out of his life.
Major Shelby acknowledged that
Colonel Breckinridge and Miss Pollard
had maintained illicit relations, but he
made the flat statement, which he said
would be supported by testimony, that
M iss Pollard made the advances, and
told the defendant that Rodes, her old
lover, had been unduly intimate with
her. thus placing her in the position of
being the betrayer of Colonel Breckin
Defendant’s counsel promised that
testimony would he produced to show
that Madeline Pollard had maintained
criminal relations with other men, and
Major Shelby asked the jury to take
into consideration his character for
purity when they were preparing to
render a verdict.
The defense would attempt to show
also that Miss Pollard made three at
tempts to kill Colonel Breckinridge,
and will show that he did not maintain
illicit connection with her after bis en
gagement to Mrs. Wing.
After Shelby’s address the rest of the
day until adjournment was taken up
by reading the deponent deposition of
Sister Agnes Regina Brown, of St.
Joseph foundling asylum at Norwood,
near Cincinnati, with reference to Miss
Pollard’s claim that she gave birth to
child at the asylum in 1885.
WILL NOT SURRENDER BURKE.
The Dispatches to the Contrary Declared to
lie Without Foundation.
New Orleans, March 22. — There is
no truth in the special dispatches to the
effect that the Honduras government
will surrender Major E. A. Burke, late
defaulting state treasurer. It may be
stated that the Louisiana authorities
have n<_ information on the subject and
that there is no foundation for the
story further than the knowledge that
Burke has been represented as taking
an active part in defence of the gov
ernment, and as the revolutionists
were successful recently the conclu
sion has been jumped at that the now
existing government would be quite
willing to punish Burke for any ser
vice he may have rendered the former
government by surrendering him to
the state authorities of Louisiana. No
recent effort has been made to secure
COXEY’S MAN WANTED SIOO,OOO.
A “Soldier of Peace" Witli a Revolver
Makes a Wild Demand in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 22. —A recruit
from the commissary department of J.
S. Coxey’s Commonweal Army yester
day entered the branch office of the
Postal Telegraph company, and with a
revolver demanded of Frank Gallagher,
in charge of the olfice, 8100,000 to aid
Coxey in feeding his soldiers.
Gallagher told the soldier of peace to
come back in a short time and he
would have the money for him, as he
had not the change just then. The
soldier left and said he would call
again. He threatened death if his de
mand was not complied with when he
Gallagher found a policeman, but the
soldier had disappeared. He is de
scribed as being about 35 years old,
with full black beard, black hair and
wild eyes. He was shabbily dressed.
STREET DUEL IN ALABAMA.
The Smoke Clears Away to Find Three
Men Killed and Another Wounded.
Birmingham, March 22. Yesterday
afternoon about 3 o’clock one of the
bloodiest street duels that has taken
place in Alabama for years took place
at Eutaw, in Green county, in which
three men were killed and one wound
ed. Sheriff Ilennagin had a warrant
for two desperate characters, named
Ried and Russell, who were wanted for
safe cracking. The sheriff went to ar
rest the two characters, who resisted.
Thej r began firing at the officer, who
returned the fire. Twelve or fifteen
shots were exchanged, and when the
smoke cleared away it was found that
the sheriff and the two men for whom
he had warrants were instantly killed
and a bystander badly wounded.
WHAT WILL CLEVELAND DO?
The President Sp ndiug Wtary Hours
Over the Seigniorage Bill.
Washington, Mqreh 22. —Secretary
Carlisle was closeted with the presi
dent for an hour yesterday afternoon
at the executive mansion discussing
the seigniorage bill. The president is
making up his mind on this matter with
great deliberation, weighing all the
facts presented with judicial impar
tiality. His action in requesting the
committee of the New York chamber
of commerce not to visit him is ex
plained by the statement that he
wished to reach a conclusion by a study
of the subject without disturbance
from outside presence one way or the
New Georgia Postmasters.
Washington, March 22. —Two fourth
class postmasters were announced for
Georgia yesterday —Gussie Barksdale,
at Box Spring. Talbot county, and Cary
C. Brim, at Sussex, Terrell county.
POISON FOR THREE.
And the Father, Daughter and Dis
carded Lover, All, Partook.
SPANISH HOSPITALITY IS ABUSED.
Tragedy in Caoaria iu Which a Well-
Known Young Man Kills His Sweet
heart, Her F'ather and Him
self—Great Exeitem nt.
Durango, Mexico, March 22.—There
is much excitement among the people
of the little town of Cacaria, situated
about sixty miles north of here, over a
terrible tragedy that has lust been en
The perpetrator of the. deed was a
well known man of the town named
He was engaged to marry Miss Fa
rina, the pretty daughter of Martin
I’arenza, a wealthv ranchero of that
section. Having recently heard reports
very derogatory to the character of
Lopez, the young lady wrote him a let
ter. breaking their engagement.
Shortly after he received the letter,
Lopez called upon her and pleaded to
be re instated in her affections, but she
refused. The father of the girl with
true Spanish hospititality, invited the
discarded lover to remain for dinner,
and the invitation was accepted. The
three sat down to eat and Lopez in a
seer, t manner put poison in several
dishes of food and then partook of the
fatal mixtures also: in a few minutes
all three were taken deathly ill and all
died before a physician could be sum
“HEARKEN TO OUR CRY, LORD."
Earnest Prayer in the Senate lor the
Stricken Member From Georgia.
Washington, March 22,-The very
serious illness of Senator Colquitt, of
Georgia, from a second attack of
paralysis at his residence in .this city
was referred to in Chaplain Milburn’s
opening prayer yesterday morning.
“Hearken to our earnest cry, O,
Lord,' be prayed, “in behalf of our be
loved friend and brother, the senator
from Georgia. Stretch forth thy hand
and draw him back to the duties of life
of this world, so that he may once
more take his place in this chamber
and rejoice the hearts of all wlio know
and love him.”
Among the bills passed were the fol
lowing: Senate bill appropriating $lO,-
000 for improvement for the road to
the National cemetery near Pensacola,
Fla; Senate biii ior the restoration of
the books of Beaufort Library society
of Beaufort, S. C.
Senate bill appropriating $40,000 for
an equestrian statue to General Fran
cis Marion, of the revolutionary army,
in Columbia, S. C.
Twenty-five bills were passed, and,
at 2 p. m., the unfinished business was
taken up, being the senate bill to sim
plify the form of deeds of conveyance,
trust and releases of land in the Dis
trict of Columbia. No action was
SENATOR CALL WAGES WAR.
The Florida Representative Fighting the
Appointments for the State at Large.
Washington, March 22.— Today’s ex
ecutive session caused some vigorous
argument behind closed doors. It was
held in accordance with Mr. Call’s no
tice, it being his intention to make a
fight against the appointmentsgnade
for the state of Florida at large. These
George W. Wilson, collector of inter
nal revenue for the district of Florida;
William 11. Milton, Jr., surveyor gen
eral; Henry W. Long, register of the
land office, and Newman D. Wain
wright, receiver of public moneys.
All of these nominations were made
in opposition to Call’s and in
the face of his recommendation of the
applicants. It is said that Call takes
this as a declaration of war, and has
arrayed his forces for the contest in the
BY WAYS THAT ARE DARK.
Cargo of Brandy and Wine Shipped From
California to Germany.
San Francisco, March 22. —A cargo
of brandy and wine is on the way from
California to Germany. Four hundred
barrels of the brandy is for use in the
German army hospitals. As to the
destination of the remainder of the
cargo nothing can be learned. It is
said that it may come back w r ith for
eign labels as the product of German
vineyards. It has recently been ascer
tained that American cotton seed oil is
converted into pure olive oil by simply
shipping it across the sea and back
Why Stocks Are Higher.
New York, March 22.—The belief
that the president will veto the seign
iorage bill; the heavy payments of
assessments by the holders of the East
Tennessee and Richmond terminal
securities under the modified plan of
reorganization; purchases of small
amounts of low-priced bonds for for
eign account and a slight shading in
the rates of stealing exchange, thus re
ducing the chances for gold exports,
all contributed to a higher market for
Against Butterine Frauds.
Chicago, March 22. —Armour and
Cos., the Hammond company, Swift’s
and other large manufacturers of but
terine have agreed to co-operate with
Internal Revenue Collector Mize in the
suppression of the illegal sale of the
Heavy Morning Blaze in St. Louis.
St. Louis, March 22.— The carsheds
of the Missouri Street Railway com
pany, covering an entire block, were
burning this morning. It is thought
they will be entirely destroyed. The
loss is heavy.
Mr. Gladstone and Hi* Eye-Troubles.
London, March 22. Mr. Gladstone
has had a consultation with Dr. Neth
ercliffe, the celebrated ophthalmist.
Happenings Gathered from all Tarts of the
Conutry by Wire.
The Cleveland democracy held a
meeting in Buffalo last night.
Joseph Stephenson dug out of an old
cellar at Warsaw, Ind., an iron kettle
No mails have been received at Port
land, Ore., from the far east for over a
week, owing to Washouts.
Governor Werts, of New Jersey, has
deferred the execution of Charles
Bergesman from March 29th to April
John W. Howe has been chosen re
publican and Caleb W. Mitchell demo
cratic candidate for president of Sara
toga, N. Y.
Work on Woolner’s anti-trust distil
lery. to have a daily capacity of 10,000
bushels of corn, was begun Tuesday at
A contract has just been made by
the Canberry Lumber company, of Du
luth, Minn., to cut 100,000,000 feet of
logs for 8500,000.
The city council of Woonsocket, R.
TANARUS., has just authorized the issuing of
$350,000 worth of bonds to take up
the floating debt.
MEMBERS TOURING FLORIDA.
The General I’assenger Agents Convention
and the New Officer's Elected.
Palm Beach, Fla., March 22.— The
general passenger agents association
met in annual convention here yester
day, France Smith, president and A. J.
Quebec, Canada, was chosen for the
The annual election for officers re
President—J. C. Anderson, of the
New York, Ontario and Western rail
Vice-president—Wm. Davidson, of
the plant system.
A. J. Smith, was re-elected secretary.
The annual address was delivered at
3p. m., by Samuel Powell, of Chicago.
The convention then adjourned.
The members are scattering today in
different directions. Many of them in
tend to tour Florida before starting
THROUGH SMOKE AND FIRE.
School Children’s Narrow Escape as the
Building Is Burned.
Chicago, March 22.—The four story
public school building in south Evans
ton, 13 miles north of this city, caught
fire from some mysterious cause shortly
before noon yestex-day and was com
pletely desti’oyed. Six of the panic
stricken pupils, surrounded by smoke
and fire, took the desperate chances of
juming from the third and fourth story
windows to escape what seemed to be
certain death, and were severely but
probably not fatally injui'ed. The re
mainder of the children, who retained
enough composure to listen to the
pleadings of their teachers and the
firemen were mai’ched through the
thickening smoke to fresh air and
COTTON SIX POINTS UP.
The Southern Markets Continue Firm and
New York, March 22.— Cotton ad
vanced 5 to 7 points, lost most of this
and then rallied and closed 4 to 6
points above the last quotations of
Tuesday, ending steady. Sales 101,500.
Liverpool advanced 1 to 1 1-2 points,
closing very steady. Spot sales 12,000
bales at firmer, but unchanged prices.
Southern markets were steady or
firm at generally unchanged prices.
Small interior max-kets were firmer at
unaltered quotations. New Orleans
sold 4,600 bales and advanced l-16c.
Galveston sold 516 bales, Memphis 900
bales, Mobile 700 bales, Augusta 654
bales and St. Louis 600 bales.
SEVERAL DAYS YET.
The Scandal Trial at Washington W r ill
Continue for Weeks.
Washington, March 22. —At the out
set it looked as though the Pollard-
Breckinridge trial would be deter
mined within a week or ten days, but
now it appears that it may take some
three weeks longer to complete the
hearing of this remarkable case.
Colonel Breckinridge has several wit
nesses here to testify, and it will prob
ably take some five or six days for his
testimony, as it is understood that
Judge Jere Wilson will make a special
effort to break the colonel’s testimony
on cross-examination. Altogether the
outlook is not very encouraging for a
STRANGE DOUBLE SUICIDE.
A Young Hawkeye Couple Found Hanging
to a Tree.
Rose Hill, la., March 22.—The bod
ies of John Reed, aged 20, and Etta
Shaw, aged 19, were found last evening
hanging to the limb of a tree, the
couple having committed suicide.
No cause is known for the act. They
were both members of respectable
B. W. Wrenn Complimented.
Palm Beach, Fla., March22.—At the
meeting of the American Association of
General Passenger Agents at the Hotel
Royal, Poincana, yesterday, Colonel B.
W. Wrenn. of the East Tennessee, Vir
ginia and Georgia, was the recipient of
a very elegant diamond studded scarf
pin from the members. He was not
present in person, but a response bv
proxy was made for him.
Savannah's Car Lines in a War.
Savannah, Ga., March 22.—The
street car lines of the city are in the
midst of a race war. The cut to 3 cents
on the West Broad street line of the
city and suburban railway went into
effect yesterday, but little more travel
has been induced by it. The Electric
Railway company say they will not
meet the cut.
The New Gun a Success.
Washington, March 22.—The new
big 13-inch gun, the largest ever made
in the United States, was fired twice
yesterday at Indian head proving
ground in the presence of a company of
distinguished officials, and proved to
be a success.
NEW YORK MYSTERY.
The Latest Sensation in the Police
Circles of Gotham.
SUSIE MARTIN FOUND IN A CELLAR.
The Mutilated Body of the Missing Daugh
ter Discovered, Amid the Awe and
Consternation of Midnight
New York. March 2:3.— The police of
of this city have another horrible mys
tery on their hands for solution —a mys
tery which savors of “Jack the Kipper”
and his fiendish methods.
Mrs. John Martin, of 656 Eleventh
avenue, has positively identified the
trunk of a dead daughter, found yester
day in the cellar of 517 West Thirty
ninth street as that of her 14-year-old
Susie, who disappeared from her home
on March Bth. The clothing wrapped
around the body had belonged to the
The headless and limbless body was
found last night in the cellar of the
tenement house by Mrs. James Farrell,
the janitress, and Bridget O'Toole,who
were in search of firewood. It was hid
den under a plank in one corner of the
Screaming with terror, the women
rushed up the stairway and into the
street. Mrs. Farrell continued to run
until she reached Tenth avenue. There
she met Roundsman Woodside and Po
liceman Johnston. To them she told
what she had found. It was with diffi
culty that they persuaded her to accom
pany them into the place.
The policemen, with the aid of Mrs.
Farrell’s candle, found the trunk.
They wrapped it and the clothing in a
newspaper and hastened to the precinct
house. There the trunk was carefully
The clothing was taken to the Martin
house for identification, it being sup
posed that the body might be that of
the missing young lady. It was imme
diately identified by the mother, who
told the following story of the disap
At noon on March Btli the mother
and children sat down to dinner, the
father being away at his work. When
they had finished, which was about 1
o’clock, Susie told her mother that she
was going out to visit Kate
the same age as herself, and would be
back in a short time. The mother
allowed her to go.
Kate, however, had gone to school,
so Susie went out alone.
When 6 o’clock came and Susie had
not returned her mother was almost
insane with anxiety. When her hus
band came home the couple went to
the Thirty-seventh street station and
reported their daughter’s absence.
When Mi s. Martin had finished tell
ing this she' and her husband went to
the station house and saw the muti
This morning the police began the
work of following the clues which may
lead to'the discovery of the murderer.
Inspector McLaughlin’s men were de
tailed on the case in addition to the
ward detectives. The most commonly
accepted theory is that she strayed
from home, was enticed into a resort
by some of the dock laborers who
abound in that vicinity and her body
hacked to pieces and boiled to destroy
the evidences of the crimes committed
MISS DESHA ON BRECKINRIDGE.
Why the Sister-in-law Dislikes the Silver-
Tongued Kentucky Star. *
Louisville, March 22.— Miss Mary
Desha, the sister of the former wife of
Colonel Breckinridge, probably dislikes
him as intensely as any of his worst
enemies. She had parted from her sis
ter in anger some time before her death,
and she blamed him entirely for the
difficulty. At the time of Mrs. Breck
inridge’s death she wrote to a well
known society' woman here:
“My sister had been dead several
hours before I knew anything of it.
Can you imagine greater cruelty, or
that I will ever forgive Colonel Breck
inridge? I was down town shopping
when a comparative stranger came up
to me in a store and told me my sister
had died several hours before. I
thanked her, and, of course, hurried
One of the causes of trouble between
Mrs. Breckinridge and Miss Desha was
the latter's advanced woman’s rights
view, and one day her sister said to
“I think it is a wonder our father
does not turn in his grave when you
talk so.” -
“You need not be afraid,” was the
answer. "If he can rest quietly and
see you nothing but the blind tool and
echo of Colonel Breckinridge, nothing
I say will disturb him.”
It would seem from this that Miss
’Desha had some idea of her brother-in
ANOTHER BULLOCK TRAGEDY.
The Fourth Murder in Ten Days In One
Three Notches, Ala., March 22.— 1n
a general fight between the Cobb and
King families yesterday morning John
Cobb's throat was cut and he died in a
few minutes. Brad King and his
brother Dave were badly wounded.
Warrants were issued for the entire
King family, consisting of father and
The fight was the result of an old
feud, and is the fourth murder in ten
days in Bullock county.
New York Bankers Protest.
New York. March 22.— Purchasers of
the 850,000,000 l nited States new 5 per
cent bonds met at the Union Trust
company yesterday afternoon to pro
test against the Bland seigniorage bill.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE HIM.
THE WIDOW PAYS THE BILLS.
The Statement as to Who is Backing Mis*
Bollard Comps Out.
Lexington. March 22. —Major Horace
Means, who is one of the leaders of
Colonel Breckinridge’s political oppo
nents here, declares that a wealthy
widow, residing in Washington, went
to Mr. Wilson, at the time Miss Pollard
was begging him to take her suit, and
told him to go ahead with the ease and
she would back Miss Pollard to the
amount of $5,000.
“I will not call the lady’s name,”
said Major Means, “but Miss Pollard
had been introduced to her at a sum
mer resort by Mrs. Blackburn and she
took quit© a fancy to the young woman.
When the scandal came up she wrote
Miss Pollard, telling her to call, and
assured her that financial assistance
would be given her.”
Major Means could not be persuaded
to disclose the name of the woman he
referred to, but was confident that this
was the source of Miss Pollard's funds.
ARKANSAS UNDER WATER.
The Greatest Flood in the History of tlie
State Now On.
Little Rock, March 23.—The great
est flood in the history of south central
Arkansas is now on, and that part of
the state is rapidly approaching the
condition of an inland ocean. It has
rained almost incessantly all over the
state and in the Indian Territory for
four days. Railway communication
since Monday has been almost entirely
cut off from the south to Texarkana,
and from recent reports it is not im
probable that the same fate awaits the
country on the north and west, and
possibly the east. No trains went
south yesterday, and those going north
were made up in this city.
SENATOR COLQUITT DYING.
The Death of Georgia’s Distinguished Rep
resentative a Question of a Few Hours.
Washington, March 22.—The death
of Senator Colquitt is now a question of
a few hours only, and he will die proba
bly in tlie course of the day. The doc
tors have given up all hope and left the
bedside, frankly admitting that they
would not return to give medical aid
unlesjs summoned, as his life could not
be saved. The senate adjourned this
morning in respect to the member, and
there is a display of sorrow throughout
the congi-essional halls.
Mystery Surrounds the Action of a Florida
Clerk of the Court.
Bartow, Fla., March 22.—This place
is greatly excited over the mysterious
disappearance of Aaron Ferguson, as
sistant clerk of the circuit court. He
disappeared yesterday, leaving a note
stating that a conspiracy existed to de
stroy his character. Searching parties
have scoured the country without find
ing a trace of him, and it is feared he
has suicided. He handled large sums
of public money, but his accounts are
said to be correct.
FERDINAND WARD’S MARRIAGE.
The Ex-Fiancier’s Bride is a Young Brook
Brooklyn, March 22.—Ferdinand
Ward was married last evening to Miss
Belle Storer at Genesso, N. Y., invited
friends of both parties being present.
The bride was formerly of Brooklyn,
and is a beautiful brunette of 22 and
John C. Ilouk Declared the Nominee.
Knoxville, Tenn., March 22.—The
republican executive congressional
committee of the Second congressional
district of Tennessee, after a two days,
s.ssion, declared John C. Ilouk the re
publican nominee. There were two re
publican candidates, Houk and Judge
Henry R. Gibson. A primary election
was held March 10th to select a candi
date. The face of tlie returns showed
Gibson to have a majority of 1,039, thus
making him the nominee. Houk, the
present incumbent, contested the nomi
nation of Gibson.
Rev. Thomas Spurgeon Elected.
London, March 22.—The members of
Spurgeon’s tabernacle met yesterday
evening and elected the Rev. Thomas
Spurgeon to be their pastor. The Rev.
Dr. Pierson, of Philadelphia, who was
the rival candidate for the charge, re
ceived but 649 votes, against 2,027 cast
for Dr. Spurgeon.
The Paterson Weavers’ Strike.
Paterson, N. J., March 22,— The situ
ation Regarding the silk weavers’ strike
has not changed since yesterday. The
strikers are all orderly and the police
are not having any trouble with them.
There is little prospect at present of a
settlement of the strike.
The Entire Assessments Paid In.
New York, March 22. —lt is ar
nounced that practically the entire
amount of the assessments called for
on Richmond Terminal and East Ten
nessee stocks has been paid in. No
more stock will be received.
Disappointed Love Ends in Suicide.
Jasper, Fla., March 22. — Miss Mollie
Fr'nk, the handsome daughter of Ossie
Frink, suicided today by taking mor
phine. She was just budding into wo
manhood, and an unfortunate love af
fair was the cause of her suicide.
Ten Thousand in Purses at Macon.
Macon, Ga., March 22. —At a meet
ing yesterday of the racing committee
of the Dixie Interstate fair to be held
in this eity next October, it was de
cided to hang up 810,000 in purses for
seven days racing.
Will Introduce an Evicted Tenants Bill.
London, March 22. —1 t is announced
that John Morley, chief secretary for
Ireland, will introduce an evicted ten
ants bill in the house of commons on
Earthquake on the Gulf of Salonica.
Athens, March 2*2.—lt is reported
that an earthquake has occurred at La
rissa, near the Gulf of Salonica, de
stroying many houses. Particulars are
not yet obtainable.