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Waycross Weekly Hersild.
WAYCROSS, GEORGIA, SATURDAY. MARCH 4.1893.
A PISTOL DOES THE WOKE.
Tom Cobb Jocluon, One of Ike Beit
Known Young Ben In Atlanta
Katddee In a Haek.
At 8:30 o'clock last night Tom
Cobb Jackson shot and instantly
killed himself in front of his father’s
residence on Mitchell street.
Captain Harry Jackson and his son
left their office in a cab a few minutes
after 8 o’clock and went at once to
the family residence.
Captain Jackson stepped out of the
cab as it stopped in front of his door
and in an instant later a shot was
tired behind him.
As soon as the shot was fired Cap
tain Jackson ran to the cab and saw
Jackson engaged me, We drove to
bis father’s office at the Kiser build
ing on Pryor street. Mr. Jackson
got out and went np stairs, and after
I bad waited about an hour Mr. Tom
Cobb and his father returned and got
in the back together. Mr. Tom Cobb
Jackson was drinking. When we
arrived at the house Capt. Harry
Jackson got out and went to the
fence to put his overcoat on the
fence, intending to return and beip
Mr. Tom Cobb out. Just as he had
reached the fence Mr. Tom Cobb
Jackson shot himself. 1 said,
“Mr. Jackson, your son has shot
“Surely he has not,” replied his
father. Then he went quickly back
to the hack and saw thst Mr. Tom
C'ohb bad committed suicide.”
There were rumors this morning
that bis son was dying from a wound "Jackson shot himself in
in the temple. The captain asked a
man who was near by to assist him
and carried the dying man into
Dr. Baird, who lives just two houses
distant from the Jackson residence,
was sent for, but berore he arrived
the suicide was dead.
Just after the arrival of Dr. Raird,
Drs. Armstrong ond Hagan arrived,
but Tom Cobb Jackson had passed
beyond all human aid and was lying
in a front room of his father’s house
A NEW PISTOL.
Yesterday morning he bought a 32-
calibre pistol from Thomas M. Clarke
& Co., and ns be was lifted from the
cab his weapon fell from his hand.
In his pocket were found a number
of cartridges. His manner yesterday
and his purchase of the pistol in the
morning looked as if he had decided
upon liis terrible act early in the day.
After the business of the day had
been finished at the office Cobb Jack-
son went out with several friends and
returned to his father’s office, and was
front of the Western Union after the
receipt of a tcledram, but these prov
ed to be false
AFTER THE WHISKY TRUST.
Thomas Dcwcr, a United States
revenue gauger, fired a bombshell in
to the whiskey trust Wednesday morn
ing. He testified before the con
gressional committee that secretary
Gibson of the trust had offered him
825,000 to act as a secret employe of
the trust while retaining his position
with the government. Ten thousand
dollars were to be paid cash and the
balance in stock. He agreed to ac
cept the proposition so as to get into
the secrets of the trust. About the
first thing he was asked to do was to
blow up a rival company with an in
fernal machine. Gibson brought
him the machine to the Grand Pacific
hotel, Chicago. It was the size of
an oyster can end contained several
large bullets and explosives that
would make it go off in three hours
found there by his father, lying upon j after it was properly placed. When
a sofa, at C :30 o’clpck. | Dewer had gotten the machine he
Captain Jackson remained in bis-ceased negotiations and turned it over
office for two hours with him though
very little was said by cither of them
while there or during the drive home
was beiiwixe’s VUIKNll.
Lewis Rcdwine and Cobb Jackson
were intimate friends and siuce the
disappearance of the defaulting cash
ier he had been very much depressed.
During the morning lie was at the
Gate City bank several times con
sulting with President Hill and in the
afternoon was seen to come from the
rear entrance to the bank building
He seemed terribly affected and.
walked in the direction of the Kim
About 5 o’clock be entered the
hall from the Decatur street side
leaning upon the arm of a friend and
had evidently been drinking. He re
mained but a few minutes in the ho
tel and then went to his office, which
is in the Kiser building on Pryor
Tom Cobb Jackson was one of the
most prominent young men in the
state and was a member of the law
firm of Jackson, Barrow & Jackson,
and took an active part in the immense
business of the firm.
In 1886 he graduated at the state
university with high honors and after
spending a short time in Virginia he
returned to Atlanta and entered his
father’s law office.
Eighteen months ago he was mar
ried to Miss Sarah Francis Grant,
only daughter of W. D. Grant.
The marriage was a most brilliant
one and the couple after a bridal tour
through Europe returned and resided
for a short time at the residence of
the Grant’s on Peachtree.
Later they went to the Jackson
home where they have since resided.
Mrs. Harry Jackson and Miss Cor
nelia Jackson, his sister, were both
absent from the city. Mrs. Jacksoa
was at Athens and Miss Jackson is
now visiting in New York. r
The following is the story of the
backman who carried Tom Cobb
Jackson to his home:
“1 was standing with my hack, in
front of the Kimball bouse and Mr.
to the authorities. Mr. Gibson found
it necessary to get a United States
guager to do this work because no
one else is allowed in the exami
nation of the distilleries. This tes-
timouy has incensed the committee
against the Whisky Trust Combine.
WAYCROSS IS PRIST.
X.tvs Items oflntemt From the Atlanta
of South Georgia.
Wavckoss, Feb. 18.—The growth
of Waycross during the past five
years has been almost phenomenal.
Five years ago there were but a few
houses of any kind where new
Waycross is to-day. There was a
swamp between old Waycross and
where the depot is now. The few
citizens of the place then realized
that Waycross was destined to be
come an important railroad and com
mercial town, and they cleared away
the swamp and began to bnild stores
and residences. It was found that
the swamp made the place unhealthy
amt the town cut a canal through the
at’amp, which drains it, and now
there are handsome brick blocks
where there was oniy a few years ago
a swamp. New houses are going np
all over the city all the time. The
citizens of Waycross are progressive
and they Intend to place Waycross
foremost among the towns of south
Mayor Knight recommended that
the city build apnblicpark. Mr.Knight
has always worked for the good of
Waycross and has shown a progres
sive spirit. The park is a necessity,
and will be an ornament to the city.
Uf course this city will have a public
park, and it will be another progres
sive step in the history of Waycross.
—Waycross correspondent Donglas
YalwaUe Property tbr S«Ie.
Any person desiring to invest in val
uable Quitman and Brooks county
property, will learn something to their
advantage by calling at the Herald of
fice, We mean every word of it and
more too. .
job pumKttetjww. m
THEY ARE BOUND FOB AFRICA.
IdRdfd lrk»im» Negroes in Brnmwlck,
Cl., on Their Way to Africa*
Thtjr arc Looking for
Bel-xswick, Feb. 20.—The other
day a special train passed through
Macon on the East Tennessee road
for Brunswick. The train carried
260 negro immigrants from Arkan
sas, who were bound for Africa via
They reached Brunswick all right
that night, bnt found no ships, or
agent, or anyone to meet them. They
were in a deplorable condition.
Among the immigrants were peo-
of all ages, sizes and colors, and they
Chief Beach, of Brunswick, and
members of the force and detective
Wiggins heard the stories of the be
wildered negroes and at onee lent
assistance. Colored people’s hearts
were also touched, and they went
about securing sleeping places for
tlie African bound visitors. All of
the women and children were housed,
while many of the men were noticed
on the streets all night.
In the notorious colored lodging
house ut the corner of Bay and Mans
field streets, a reporter, with detec
tive Wiggins, visited some of the
visitors last night at midnight. In a
room 12x14 feet, nineteen men, wo
men and five children and one small
dog were found, all making efforts
to sleep. Some were standing against
the walls sleeping, while others were
twisted up on the floor
An old gray-headed darkey was
found in this room who seemed to he
one of the leaders.
He said they were all living com
fortably in Woodruff and Jackson
counties, Arkansas, a month ago,
when a man named Doll, or Doyle,
or Dodd, came to them and told them
if they jvoukl bunch together and
come to Brunswick they could take a
steamer to Africa and there live with
out working, or if they wished to
work they could get several dollars a
day wages working on turpentine
farms. They hail just closed out
their last year’s crops, so they bunch
ed and paid the ngeut 81,200 and
now they are very anxious to come
up with this agent. They last saw
him at Memphis but expected to meet
He hasn’t turned up.
No ship is here bound for Africa.
The negroes are determined not to
starve. They say Brunswick looks
a land of milk and honey, and they
will start ont in search of employ
ment this morning.
The East Tennessee railroad has a
soliciting agent named Doll who
spent last summer here and who car
ried the Knights of Pythias of Bruns
wick west over his road, and many
believe it is he who sent the negroes
PEACE IN KANSAS.
Govcinor Lcwelllaf Hu Backed Down.—
The Republicans Jubilant.
A Topeka special says: After a
consultation Friday morning, which
lasted over three hours, Governor
Levelling signed the -peace agree
ment between him and the republi
can house of representatives. News
of the settlement of the revolution
was received in the republican hall
with the wildest demonstration of joy.
The teimsof peace area complete
back-down by the governor, and the
republicans claim that they have
gained all that they ever demanded.
The decision of the courts is now
awaited with great anxiety. The
populists are very much discouraged
at the"’turn affairs have taken, and
are abusing the governor for agree
ing to the terms of peace. Many of
the leaders say that they will not
obey the supreme court if it decided
. 'I' TERMS OF AGREEMENT.
.The agreement proposes to give
the ^republicans undisputed posses
sion of the representative hall with
all its appurtenances and connecting
The republicans to agree not
tin* ke any further arrests of the
Popufiit house officers for contempt.
The.populists were to continue their
meeting in a hall ilown town. The
governor was to remove the militia
force of deputies. The governor is
to at^ide the decision of the supreme
court before which two cases are now
. y > TROOPS ORDEIIKD BACK
Immediately after the agreement
had* been signed, dispatches were
sent out by the Aujutant General
Ordering all troops now cn
to the capital to return to their
The populists also loaded
down the wires with messages to
their supporters that all occasion for
their-p’resenee in Topeka had passed
warcrou Steam LtmSiy*
Notice is hereby given that the Way-
crocs Steam Laundry will be open and
ready for business ou Monday morning
next. Patronage solicited.
4t J. E. Wilson & Co.
Modern seers are rising up to tell
us that Shakespeare was not the au
thor of Shakespeare, that Coiambus
did not discover America, etc. Now
an Ohio doctor strikes a blow at a
time-honored custom that has come
down to ns from Adam,* in condemn
ing the kiss as dangerous from a hy
gienic point of view, At the com
mand of cold-blooded science, the
mistletoe and all that it suggests
must be banished. When the tradi
tions and customs of centuries are
handled so ruthlessly, it begins to
seem that there is not much solid
ground on which to stand.
To be Given Awmjr.
New subscribers for the Herald, as
also those paying the back subscrip
tions, will receive ‘-free gratis for noth
ing,” a small though complete pocket
dictionary. Don’t fail to call for it when
you pay your subscription. It is worth
LIFT YOUR HATS.
“There are two occasions upon
which I never will recognize a gen
tleman, not even my own husband,”
said a well-known society woman the
other day to a New Orleans Picayune
man. “If he is sitting on a street
ct&ner to have his shoes blacked he
might bow at me till the crack of
doom, but I would not recognize
him. Or if he was coming out of a
“Did you ever have a man greet
you in the street without lifting lii9
hat?” asked a friend.
“Once or twice, but I never recog
nized that individual again. One of
the best known clergymen in New
Orleans makes a habit of not raising
his bat to some ladies he knows. He
would not feel flattered if he could
hear the comments that are made on
his boorish manners.”
“Perhaps lie forget9,” said a man
who wa9 ready to defend his sex.
“That is no excuse. 1 would not
expect an armless man to lift his hat
to me on the street, but nothing less
could excuse him. A gentleman has
no business to forget at least the ap
pearance of good breeding. A wom
an feels a man has treated her with
almost familiar contempt 'who does
not lift his hat when speaking to her,
and if she has any spunk at all she
will never bow to him again.”
Okcfenoke Drying Up.
Mr. James C. Mell, assistant chief
of construction of the Suwannee Ca
nal Company, which is now engaged
in the work of draining Okcfenoke
swamp in order to get at the vast
amount of timber located there,
passed through the city yesterday,
stopping while here at the De Soto.
“The work has now been going on
just sixteen months,” said Mr. Mell,
iu speaking of the present state of
i avails at the sw.nmp, “but, we have
gone two miles into the swamp’ from
■ , ,, , . gone two mucs into uic swamp irom
-Korn^oj tha popuheta from out-of- the cast si(]e au(1 for that distance
have held his own until the republi
cans were either starved out or driv
en out of the statehouse. Among
the citizens, however, there is a feel
ing of profound relief that the crisis
had been averted without bloodshed,
and the good name of the state is not
to be disgraced by open civil war.
have removed so much of the water
town are inclined to be decidedly
ugly over tire turn affairs have taken t ) mt there is Bcarcel y enough left to
contending that the governor should run p “ mps .
“It has been the opinion of many
that the cypress timber deposits there
are worthless, but Butlers, Peters &
Co , a North Carolina firm, have cut
10,000 feet to the acre from their
part of the swamp, and we have 80,-
000 acres which will cut 40,000 feet
to the acre. The cutting will lrcgin
just us soon as the dredge works up
to the timber lands, which will not
be for a mouth or two yet.
“The company has done very lit
tle work, however, since Christmas
on account of a SI,500 smash-Lp
which occurred just about that time.
The damage has been repaired and
the work will begin again in a few
days. A number of steam plows are
being pat ont in the low lands and
the surplus dirt is to be washed out
by the overflow water, which is
pumped out at the rate of 30,000 gal
lons per minute. The enterprise is
now well under way and in charge
of Hr. James R. Hal), of Atlanta,
chief engineer, the work will be
brougb* to a successful terminus
French and German Politeness.
In England, as the titles of nobility
are limited and cannot be usurped by
ficticious characters without detection,
they confer a degree of consideration
upon the possessor far superior to
what is observed in foreign coun
tries, where they are abundant to an
extreme and where every needy ad
venturer can assume them. A Ger
man baron, in derision, on a race
coarse n few days since observed to
a French mnrqnis that the title of
marqnis was very common in France,
“1,” added he, “have a marqnis in
my kitchen.” “And 1,” retorted the
Frenchman, who felt insulted, “have
a German baron in my stable. "This
repartee was particularly happy, it
being well known that German
grooms are as common out of their
country as are French cooks. It
affords a jnst lesson, too, against the
folly ns well as rudeness of all na
tional reflections.—Magazine Jour
To the Ladles.
I am now receiving ray spring and
summer stock of millinery goods and in
vite the ladies of Waycross and surround
ing country to call and examine them.
My stock has been well selected and I
am satisfied I can give satisfaction.
Next week my new milliner will be here.
Yonr patronage is respectful!}* solicited.
2t Mrs. E. C. Cottixgham.
Mrs. Lease hasn’t forgotten her
march through Georgia. She says:
“Yes, I see Hoke Smith has been
rewarded by Cleveland for bis dirty
work against the peoples party in the
sooth. It was this same Hoke Smith
who had a man following Gen.
Weaver and myself in the campaign
when eggs were thrown at us.”
Now Try ThU.
It will cost you nothing and will sure
ly do you good, if you have a cough,
cold, or any trouble with throat, chest 01
lungs. Dr. King’s New Discovery for
consumption, coughs and colds is guar
anteed to give relief, or money will be
paid back. Sufferers from la grippe
found it just the thing and un
der its use had a speedy and perfect re
covery. Try a sample bottle at our ex
pense and learn for yourself just how
good a thing it is. Trial bottles free at
A. B. McWhorter’s, B. J. Smith’s, and
E. B. Goodrich’s drug stores. Large size
50 cents and $1.00.
The senate which will have the
confirmation or rejection of Mr.
Cleveland's cabinet appointments will
be nearly evenly balanced between
tlie democrats and the republicans.
If the former should control it, the
appointment of Jndge Gresham to
be secretary of state ought not to be
A choice lot|of Chinese*,arborvifcrs
for sale at greatly reduced prices at the
THERE** SOMETHING IN THE WIND
Plant and Flagler.
Savannah, Ga., Feb.—The Flori
da Central and Peninsular Railroad
Company baa stopped its negotiations
for land herd and everything is be
ing held in obeyance awaiting the re
sult of the deal now said to be under
way by which Mr. Flagler and others
may secure control of the road.
Several purchases of land were
almost consummated, but negotiations
are off for the present, with the pros
pect, if any buying is done, of Mr.
Flagler and his associates being pur
chasers instead of tlie Florida Cen
tral and Peninsular people.
If the reported deal is made it bodes
no good for Savannah. Mr. Flagler
and Mr. Plant have never manifested
any interest in Savannah. Their in
terests are id Florida. If the Flori
da Central aud Peninsular, with its
coutrol of the southbound and its
northern connections via the Rich
mond and Danville remained as at
present, in independent hands, Sa
vannah would stand an excellent
chauce of obtaining tourist rates and
of securing and retaining much of
the travel that now goes to Jackson
ville aud St. Augustine here.
This city is recognized as the best
tourist point in the south if proper
rates are given it. Messrs. Flagler
and Plant, with millions invested in
Florida, have no desire to have it
this way and hence the present deal
which, if consummated, will bottle
up Savannah again. ' r he Florida
Central and Peninsular has become a
formidable competitor with the Plant
system. When connected with the
southbound it would make great in
roads into the business of that sys
tem. Everybody realizes this and
there 19 no wonderment expressed at
the negotiations by wbich this grow
ing rival may be cut off.—Savannah
A rumor has been floating around
for somij days that negotiations were
peuding between the two great rail
road magnates, aud the above shows
that there is something in the wind.
RkemnatUm Q,olckly Cured. ~
Three days is a very short time in
which to cure a bail case of rheumatism
but it can he done, if the proper treat
ment is adopted, as will be seen by the
following from Janie’s Lambert, of New
Brunswick, III., “I was badly afflicted
with rheumatism in the hips anil legs,
when 1 bought a bottle of Chamberlain’s
Pain Balm. It cured me in three
days. I am all right to-day, and would
insist on every one who is afflicted with
that terrible disease to use Chamberlain’s
Pain Balm and get well at once. Fifty
cent bottles for sale by the Cash Drug
The New York Press has discover
ed that President Cleveland had a
very free and easy way with his first
cabinet, and thinks it will be the
same with the second. The press
says: “Mr. Cleveland had nick
names for every member of his old
cabinet. Mr. Bayard was ‘Tom,*
Mr. Manning wa9 ‘Dan,* Mr. Whit
ney’‘Will.* Mr. Fairchild ‘Charley,’
the venerable Mr. Lamar ‘Quint,’
Mr. Vilas ‘Bill,* Mr. Garland *Alf,’
Mr. Dickinson ‘the Squire,’ and Mr.
Endicott ‘William.* Mr. Cleveland
rarely addressed any member of his
cabinet by his official title. Even at
formal cabinet meetings he would lean
back in his chair and say: ‘Tommy,
let’s hear what you have been doing
at the State Department,* or ‘Quint,
tell U9 about the Indians,’ and so on.
Presumably the new cabinet will be
treated the same way. Judge Gres
ham will be known as ‘Walt,* Mr.
Carlisle as Johnny,’ Colonel Lamont
will succeed Mr. Manning as ‘Dan,*
Mr. Bissell will be ‘Will,* Mr. Mor
ton ‘Sterling,* Mr. Herbert ‘Hill,*
Mr. Smith ‘Hoke* or ‘Hoax,* and
Mr. Olney as *Dick.’ ”
Iu order to make room for our new
stock of furniture, carpets, matting, baby
carriages, etc., we will sell our entire
stock for the next 30 days at cost. If
you need anything iu our line, now is
the best time for you to buy. This sale
will be for thirty days only.