MACON, GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 20, 1885.
A GREAT SHOW.
wail' THE STATE FAIR PROMISES
Tli*‘ Merchant*’ I>i*p.a.v»—Field Crops—Cat
tle, Sheep and Swine—Horticulture
and Orchard— Inn Tournauinnt
book* in tlie secretary* office, and the information
next State fair will lie the bent every held hy the
Stub! Agricultural Society. There haw not, perliaps,
been as uiueh effort ui«>u tho part of a upeiintcnd-
\cut.s of department* to see are exhibit* as there was
jjjJvinnev yviri'w but extraordinary effort haslneu
unut^ ,, t;b , >'- Ti-o people have determined to ex
hibit «KTr produc tion* at the fair almost without
invitation. The harvest* have been rieh, busiuess
in all quartet 1 * of tk e State is brisk, and us a result,
the people are in the buwor to make the fair what
It will undoubtedly be, a great success.
In Department A, horses, mules and jacks, tho
display will bo butte. Entries from almost every
couut> have been made, and there will l»e exhibits
from Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville. Spring City,
Montgomery. Huntsv Hie, Columbia, Cliarlestou,
and from a large number of smaller town*.
•xhibits will be more numerous tnau were ever seen
jt «!• fair in the South. Jerseys, Devons, Holsteins,
grade* and natives have been entered. More than
100 registered Jerseys will be sold at auction,
/ In Department C, poultry and bees, u larg<
her of entries have been made. The poultry exhibits
especially will be numerous and luterestiug. They
a«e from all parts of the State.
ilu Department D, field crop*, a magnificent dis
play v be made. In a number of Instances coun
ties will mnke collective exhibits. Another inter
esting feature of this department will be the exhibits
of Georgin Held product* made by individuals. < Hie
well-known farmer of Middle Georgia will exhibit
not only all kinds of Georgia products, but lie will
also make a hue display of Georgia woods and i "
interesting than any
gf tany tine spec
imens of orchard products will be exhibited.
Iu Department F. home industry, the exhibits
will be immense. Judging by the entry books, all
the housekeepers in the State will display some
thing in this department. The quantities of pre
serves, pickles, jams, jellies, t ie., which will be ex
hibited will be mitllcient to feed an army.
In Department G. Dr. 11. 11. Carey, the superin
tendent, has had his hands full. All the tine needle
work In Georgia will lie exhibited. That is. the en
tries are so numerous that it is not easy to under
stand how a single article of needle work made by
a Georgia lady could be omitted. Dr. Carey is a
been sent out earlier, but It will coutain much i
Interest the visitor.
TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTS.
In Department J, tools and implements,
In this department will be the tinest ever seen t
the larger mauntactures, the department will bo full
of interest to those who iuspcct its displays.
In Department L, machinery, the exhibit* will be
very tine. Many of the leading manufacturers of
machinery from all parts of the country will
make display*. Additional afferent will l»c given to
this department by reason of the fact that much of
the machinery will be seen in full operation.
In Department M. merchant*’ displays, tin- ex
hibits will be extremely handsome. It is under*
■food that an Atlanta dry goods tlrm will make a
really magnificent display. Several of the Macon
merchants are preparing surprises iu tho wry of
handsome displays, ajul the department will bo one
of the most interesting at the fair.
Iu Department N, races, a large number of en
tries have been made. There will uot lie a single
•lull race.. On the contrary, the races will all be
closely contested mid exciting, and lovers of fine
horse* will have ample opportunity to gratify their
tastes. Iu some Instance* entire stable* of flue
trotting and naming horse* will be entered iu the
race*. One hundred new stables for the accommo
dation of racer* luve been erected, which is itself
an iudicatiou of the rare sport to bo expected. Be
side* the premium* offered by tlie State Agricultu
ral Society,, several valuable special premiums will
be made up. Atuoug them it i* understood that a
number of horsemeu will make up a pur*e of
$l,imo for a running race of one mile, the money to
go to the winner of the best two out of three.
But one thing in needed to Insure large crowds
and that is good weather. The Central railroad hjis
given the most liberal rates ever otfefed to visitor*
" • ‘ J ’ ' - - * ’ mile*
to a State fair. For distance of eigbty-foi
the rate for the round trip will lie two and a half
dollars. These rates will be in force on the main hue
and on all branebe*. The last Tennessee. Virginia
and Georgia railroad will offer rates fully as liberal
a* those given by the Central. The other Mads iu
the Htate will also offer low rate*.
The agent* of the State fair, who have recently
traveled in all sections of the State, declare that im
mense crowds will visit tin- exhibition. They say
t tho intcutiou to visit the fair i* almost i
s in Macon are
. . arations to entertain visitor*.
There will be no increase in rates und visitor* need
not fear extortion.
Major T. H. Henderson, tlie finest caterer in the
celled In quantity of fund ami quality of cooking by
anybody else In Georgia. Ill* price* will bereft**
THE Ol’N TOURNAMENT.
under the auspice* ot tin- National Gun Association,
will be ati interesting feature of the fair. The pro
gramme is as follows:
first ray, sTra.
Match No. I, cUm* "C.”—Five single clay pigeons,
Match No. 3, class "A."—Five single and two dou
ble clay pigeons, entrance fS,
SECOND DAY, 28t*.
Match No, 1, class ‘’C.”—Thaee double clay pig-
is, entrance #2.
THIRD DAY, 2t>th.
Match No. 1, open to all. both barrel* allowed—
Seven single clay pigeons, entrance 12,
Match No. a. individual championship of the
United States for the medal and 5o tier cent .of the,
entrauce fee*—Ten single and live double clay pig
eons, entrance fit).
Match No. 8, open to all—Ten single clay pigeons,
Open to all sweepstake*, arranged on tho ground*
sn. ranee 12, $3 and f 5.
following are the general rule* and inatruc-
Yided 80. A) and 30 per cent,
amission to the ground*.
6. All dead birds to go to contestants.
: bo paid for before shooting.
. .... -gin promptly each day at i» a.
., and continue throughout the day, rain or shine.
. Chamberlain Cartridge Company’s loaded
,—e of 825 for best average score of anyone shoot
ing lu twelve or mote matches. Shooter's twelve
score* to be considered.
All the railroad* will run excursion train* every
No gatubliug will be allowed to swindle visitors
and from the park
to the fair.
every day during the fair.
The gun-shot wing tournament shooting will be
one of the most interesting feature* of the fair.
Tickets to the fair will be on sale at all the prom
inent point* iu the city, a* well a* as at the park.
Col. E. C. Grier, secretary of the Georgia State
Agricultural Society, will open his office at the park
A large number of lady visitors are expected to
■r for the huildiug lot offered a* a prize by Mr.
remain eoiistautlv on the grounds to enliven the
crowds with stirring strains of music.
Tlu* uiimher of side attractions which will be ex
hibited at the fait will be overwhelming. All the
side shows in the country seems to bo gravitating
The grounds aud buildings will have ample po
lice protection. Evil doers will profit by staying at
home. If they atteud the fair and give any evidence
whatever of their character, they will be arrested
and locked up in the city prison.
THE OHIO ELECTION.
Cincinnati, October 10.—Odds are being
offered by numbers of Democrats that John
Sherman will not be the United States Sen
ator. This is bused on the theory that there
has been a canvass of the new members
made* and information elicited that there are
several Republican members who will not
support Khermun, iu ease tlie Legislature
is Republican. The outward claims from
each headquarters at this point now ure that
they will each have three majority on joint
ballot, conceding that the Democrats will
have Hamilton county solid. This county,
with Ilardin aud Montgomery Senatorial
districts, are the ones on which interest j list
at present is centering.
CoLL’MBFH, October 111.- -Tlieofficial count
of this county was continued to-day. In
the thirteenth ward tho original vote stood:
Republicans 603 on the head of the ticket
and 203 for Houdly. Three hundred tallies
had been added to tho full Democratic ticket,
with the exception at Horton for Suprenm
judge, who had been given 200. This mode
the total vote over 1,000, or about 300 more
votes than are in tho precinct. The board
decided to count the votes of the precinct
as returned. This will elect about the en
tire Democratic county ticket and Taylor
(Republican) for the Legislature by fortv-
tive votes. Myers and Young (Democrats),
Representatives, will be defeated.
Lateii. — Clerk Joyce (Democrat) an
nounced thnt there appeared on the face of
the returns from precinct A, thirteenth
ward, a bold fraud, which had been eou-
sumated since Saturday evening by some
person who lmd secured tho tally steet and
made the addition of 300 votes to tho
amount of each Democratic candidate. He
would neither sign tlie abstract nor issue
certificates to any candidates unless those
300 were first deducted from tho totals on
the Democratic ticket. Matt Martin, an
other member of the board, spoke in a sim
ilar strain. Justice Fritzey, the third mem
ber, said they were then unanimous
on that point. Tho 300 fraud
ulent votes which bad been
tallied up were deducted and tho returns
read ns originally returned. This will give
Taylor, Republican, about 60 plurality over
Young, Democrat. Tho official footings
have not been made, but will not vary much
from these figures. The Republicans will
have two of the three members of the Leg
islature from this county. Clerk Joyce
offered 8200 for the apprehension of the
thief who stole and altered the tally sheet,
aud the commissioners were requested by
the meeting of citizens who witnessed the
count to offer a reward of 850 for a similar
Cincinnati, October 10.—The official
couut of tho vote cast iu Hamilton county
at last Thursday’s election was begun to
day. The Republican aud Democratic
rcandidates are represented by counsel. The
returns from three precincts are missing,
and a mandamus for their production was
issued in each case. It may require two
or three days to complete the work.
The case of Col. Hudson, chief of police,
charged with dereliction of duty in not ar
resting men charged with violation of the
c -gistry laws, was continued till next Mon
thly, at tin* request of the State. The cases
of others charged with violating the registry
law were also continued to enable their at
torneys to argtiu demurrers which art! based
on tlu* miconstitutionality of tlu* law, tho
point being that it applies oulv to Cincin
nati and Cleveland.
Cincinnati, October 19.—Julius Dexter,
one tif the most active nu mbers of tlio citi
zens’ t- jinmittee of one hundred, now en
gaged in investigating tho alleged election
iu this county was arrested to-day on the
charge of perjury. Dexter was released on
81.0*8) bond. John Miner and Patrick
Kelley, judges of election precinct F, iu
ward 19, charged that Dexter made oath to
a complaint before a justice that they, after
the counting had been commenced in their
preeinct,postponed it and then ivtiiov. d tlu*
ballot box. They claim that Dexter com
mitted perjury in swearing to this.
Cisitnncti, October 19. — While the
otfieial count of the votes cast last Tuesday
was going on to-day, Dr. Thompson, of the
tenth precinct, cairn* in with Charles Rogen,
both judges of elections. They brought the
missing tallv sheets wrapped up in paper,
which they delivered to County Clerk Dal
ton in that shape, instead of sealed, as the
law requires. The count was adjourned
after tour wards had been canvassed.
The discrepancies between tlu* tally sheets
und the official count were of little
importance till preeint A of the fourth
ward was reached. Tlie total number of
votes announced as cast in this nrecinct
was 91*», divided as follows: Houaly, 929;
Fornker, 48; Leonard, 22. The county
auditor, Cxppeller, objected that, according
to the newspapers, there were but 7« 0 reg
istered iu this precinct, and if this were
true, over 200 fraudulent ballots had been
cast. County Clerk Dalton said, he did not
know whether the newspaper statement
was correct. He lmd only to count the vote
as returned, and the count was proceeded
A DAY'S EVENTS IX ATLANTA
Atlanta. October II'.—The <
ular business *•» •"»"«* this ai
minor matters were .ittctuli-il l
il pubis.- interest i u.'.
y council held a reg*
ruooii. a wo.... ,,t
. Only a few tiling*
>q.i" U 1
.... lout-1 Diehard Deters.
ami I can n nu mber the time when the stage* used
i„ run oa it fioin the old Atlanta hotel to C’olutu-
hii*. I alter* did hoc to hear a ztage bugle aud I
love* to hear one yit." Mr. Garrett went on iu this
eloquent manner forworn* time. The council sat
down on thu report and Peter* will still lie Peters.
THE BELOIAN l'A YEMEN T.
A petition signed by Me**rs. William Mnrkh.-.m,
Anthony Murj hey and several other rieh nun ask
ing that the council rescind a resolution pasM-d
some time ago to lay Belgian Block on Hunter be-
twet u Broad and Wk.teLall. brought Alderman
Cooper to hi* feet. -We should not grant thU pc-
aid h* 1 . “these men are amply able to pay
— -fel unable to pay their
part for paving that street aud yet they had to do
it. I say let in* have this work done—Hunter street
needs it—ami make these men who say the street is
in good condition because they do not want to pay
... . their share."
ml just In the expres
sion* of hi* views which were right, that he con
vinced the body aud the resolution was not re
scinded. But for him though, the vote would have
been the other way.
THE ARTESIAN WELL.
Col. Colonel Baum submitted a report on the ar
tesian well which showed that the oast two weeks
it lias cost $moA to run the work. Duriug that
time the drilling was suspended six days. The
cabin is badly worn ami is liable
taxpayers. #20 a foot. Mr. Beattie, of the ffnam
committee, said that the finances of the city did
not Justify the council in continuing the work on
tlie artesian well. The mayor thought it
was better to stop now than risk the cable, which it
broken iu the drill would give great trouble if work
should be renewed iu future.
ell. which was adopted,
A committee was appo-.ntcl to examine the thing
and see if it can be changed into a steam pinup,
This all shows that the T»:LE«I.
making the tight
i, the tax]
the artesian well. 1 touched it
ad the TeleoraI‘H, and then
punclii <1 up Col. Bantu and the council. Hence the
Tlie Executive’* Approval.
Atlanta, October ID. -The Governor has signed
the following batch of bills since the last report
Au’act to provide for the compensation of bailiff*
of County Courts.
Atm-mling au act giving to owners and keeper* of
stallions, jacks and bulls a lieu upon the get of such
stallion. Jack, hull, e'
incorporating the Athens Saving* Bank.
To amend article 7, section 1, paragraph 1. of the
constitution, for the relief of maimed Confederate
Abolishing the County Court of Clinch county.
Amending section 3337 of the code iu reference to
To authorize municipal corporations to issue exe
cutions for taxes, water rate*, license fees aud taxes
and assessment* of every kind due or to become
Providing for the sale of estrays appra a-d ai the
•orporation* orgauizeil uuder
upon the assessim-ut plan.
of voter* in Museo-
I) further preserilie the duties of tax col-
Authorizing the granting of letters of dismission
to administrators aud executors without adminis
trating upon the reversionary interest iu the lauds
set apart as dower.
To regulate the practice in the Supreme Court.
To regulate the issuance of requisitions by the
Governor for the extradition of fugitives from Jus
Amending an act for the relief of the lunatic
filed with the deed of assignment: also, pn
that fraud shall void the deed of a*»|gnmei
giving Jurisdiction to court* of equity.
office after in lietmeiit or pres
jury for tual|i
To exempt telegraph line repairer* from Jury
Conferring upon sheriffs authority to serve or
execute all processes heretofore issued or thnt may
be hen-after issued from Justice court* or court* of
notaries public, who are rx-officio justice* of the
* An net making additional appropriation* for the
years 1885 nml iss*;, to supply deficiencies in the
several departments for the expense* of tho govern-
lend section ll"t of t
j To reimburse F. Mm
j wild laud sold.
Authorizing the n
i favor of J.
of Chattooga county, for
i draw his warrant on
>op« *•. ■
.f Cobb county, to reimburse the
. liquor dealer*.
Relating to the collection >»f the Tn-zevaat claim.
The Salvation Army Coming;,
i Atlanta. October l'J.—An advance agent of the
Salvation \nu> «a> a piss.-ngcr on an imnmlng
' train to-day. lb- was very a. tive in the distribution
I oftniets. circulars, paper* and like i iinp.u.n do, u
menu. If this moth \ crowd of fantastic* and self-
I styled religion* crusader* conduct the
! a* they have
. Ml pc
tramp law \
ill In- regarded by all
l law abiding citizen* as an mraiiti-
It i* to be hoped tin- vagrant and
be rigorously enforced during their
pn.val. The bill Is still on the
<1 at pool selling.
Governor’s table and
t known yet whether
n-qulte a number of
Tlio Armstrong Cum*.
London, October 19.—Tho recorder, in
charging tho jurors to-day in relation to the
Armstrong abduction case, urged them to
return true hills against the prisoners for
abduction, conspiracy ami indecent assault,
claiming that the motives alleged by the
accused wore a legal defense.
1 other bills which b<- ha* n
■ THE RBHOBOTH ASiOCIATION.
Filial Proceeding* of the Meeting .lust llclil
The R.-lioboth Associate ti. which adjourned on
Monday at noon, no t mar Moutc/uuia. at the
meeting house of Traveler'* R»-*L on Friday, the
pith, l>r. A. J. Battle, the former moderator, in the
chair. Rev. V. Z. Allen, of Thomaston, was elected
moderator, and Itev. A. J. t.’heves clerk, who for a
number of years has filled that office so efficiently.
The number of delegate*, though not a* large a* 1*
the care somi titm s, \va» enough to constitute a
very respectable audience in point of size, and eon-
, taiiicd many of high standing iu both church aud
i community. Among tlo-m w. n- the Moderator and
j Rev. R. T. Goodrum, from Thomaston, Dr*. Battle,
Warren, Ilyals, K. C. Corbett, (1, K.
Obear and 8. Boykin, from Macon; Dr.
! Tharp and Rev. G. T. Stansberry, from Perry: Dr.
! Ross, from Fort Valley; Dr. laiwton, from Atlanta:
1 Rev. A. I,. Monerief, L. W. Parrott, Rev, James
Evans, Rev. A. J. Harvey. L. U. Niles, J. p. Carson
and many other*.
On three subjects then- are standing committees
—temperance, education aud mission*—and able
report* on these subject* were made by L. O. Nib s,
j Dr. E. \\. Warren aud Dr. D. F. Tharp, In the
and ebb* addresses by Brethren Warren, Niles,
((hear, Stansberry, Ilyals ami Lawton. It goes
without say ing tt.at high ground* in favor of prohi
bition were- taken by the orators, and the report,
which was a st.«.ng presentation of the HUti-intcoi-
peraMre side of the question, was ad-pled. The
document, iu vv hieh
polished ami placed in i
to give power and works
Is like agricultural instn
which must be learned j
efit from them: or it i.* li
instruments of a surge :
such a variety of n<..
kept ami sliarj nmumI ken
but must be pn-f
forth the grand prim
• mind is compared t
oved the following:
'hat the ltehiiboth Assoeiatioi
apathy with the cent-nnia!
hundred thousand dollars to
Mener; and that we will endeavor to
bounds the sum of f.'t.o »• for this pnrp
J. M. Wall.-
ng .M.-rcer Fniversity, and a
payment of his expenses
rial student now att.
sufficient amount fo
was pledged by the representative* of
The report of missions, by Dr. Tharp, dwelt on
the moral duty of obeying the “standing" aud
“marching orders” of the -great commission," as
given, aud after discussion by several brethren w as
i publications, tho staunch and
also the Sunday school pmer of the Southern Bap
tist Convention, Kind Word*, and the Sunday
schools were earnestly tid>TM-d to take it und us.
it* lessons in the schools. Just about that tint, a
•little incident manifested the spirit that ml. 1 tht
association. Due of the brethren, B.-v. W.s. Briggs,
had gone to Atlanta t<> have an o|s-ration pcrioruu-d
on his eyes, for tin- preservation of hi* ey. -.ght,
fit. after which special prayer for las recou ry was
made, Dr. It. L. Ross, of Forsyth, leading. This
little episode ill the proceedings was very touching,
and the effect was, for a time, to melt all hearts
with brotherly love.
The report on the Sunday-school work of the last
year showed that nearly every church has a school,
and that about 2,<NN) is the total number iu the Sun-
cnees of the young who have joined his church,
and j'resenting the duties of the various members
and officials towards tlie Sunday-school.
Dr. Boss, of Fort Valley, also made a forcible
Hpeecli, dwelling somewhat on whut should be taught
'.imposed of tho entire amlicti
j. O. Niles before preaching, on Sabbath i
;«e lesson of the day being used and so
being made, that of J. F, Canton,
twice each day. nml
three time* on Sunday, was good and appropriate,
the most striking sermon being that of Di. llyuIs on
Sabbath morning, to a large assemblage under the
bush harbor on “The key* of tho kingdom," and, in
whh-h lie maintained his high reputation for theo
logical learning. Intellectual vigor and logical force.
The general spirit of tho body was eminently har
monious and brotherly, not a jar of dissension be
being exuberant. It '
meeting with the church at Forsyth.
Supremo Court of Georuin.
Lacy and Bishop by J. 11. Lumpkin for plaintiff':
llobertsau.l Smith contra.
No. 3 Oconee, Haynes vs Ferry. Argued. Jno. M.
Stubbs and B. A. Stanley for plaintiff; It. R. Norman
No. 4 Oconee, Ilooks vs Frick k Co, Argued, J.
M. Stubbs, 11. K. W. l’almcr for plaintiff; Roberts
and Smith, coutr
No. 5 (Iconic, I
Mitch* li, A. C. Fate. \V. L. G
dan and Watson, J. II. Mortol
No. •; Oconee, continued.
Miiicitor-geucral, by Harrison und Peeples, con-
No. 8 Oconee, Harpcr\et al vs Wilkes. Argm d.
W. II. Lastinger, Roberts und Smith for plaintiff; J.
11. Martin, contra.
No. UOconee, withdrawn.
No. IU Oconee, dismissed.
•, Graham vs Kastman. Argued.
MARRIED ON HORSEBACK.
A Kentucky Voutli anil Maiden Kliule Fur-
suer* anil Are Married in Novel Style.
A romantic marriage occurred last Mon
day night, about 9 o’clock, in front of the
residence of Justice John McCann, oil (liven
Htreet. (ho. A. Elkins uttd Mnllie Stewart,
a runaway couple from Henry county, Ky.,
shouted a loud “Hello!" several times to at
tract the umgihtrato'H attention, who came
out with a lantern and asked to know what
was the nutter.
The youtig gentleman and a young lady
were both Heated Oil the Millie borne and
were drenched with the vain, which had
been fa 11 i114 for several hours. Elkins Hiiiw
that they wanted to he married at once and
that the ceremony would have to he hurried,
as the fath r and tlu* brothers of the young
lady wemin pursuit of them.
Ifil"; Jujtieo asked tlie couple to show
their lie. >se, which was done, and then in
vited theii to come into the house, where
the cerehiony could !*•• performed. This
the coupi- retuwed, on the groufinl of tmt
having stfficient time, and asked, instead,
to marriild then and there on horseback.
The 'Stjiiire consented, after some hesita
tion, nn.fealled to ('til. Win, Hardin, who
imppeut-4 to he passing at the time, to hold
nil unihrtllu over the couple while tie- s. r-
viet! cold A be performed. The ceremony
won brief and at the conclusion of it the
groom remembered tlu* services of the
'Squire with a liberal Mini, when tin- couple
rode iiwat. The bride was young aud very
pretty, while the groom looked like a pros
perous i*ud well-to-do young farmer.
Fire at Powder springs.
Marietta, Oa., October 19. A tire at
Powder Springs in this county last night
destroyed tho stores of J. M. Ab-Kitchen,
H. S. Watery, Sargeant’s soap factory and
an empty store belonging to ('. Kiser
and J. R. Winters, of this place. The
damage will hardly amount to $5,0<k»,
though half the stores in the town were
Serviit unit Hulgurhi.
Sofia, October 19;—The relations be
tween Bulgaria and Servia are much
strained. The Bulgarians are exasperated
by Serna’s attitude. A cabinet council
was held to-day to consider the situation.
Tin- militia continue drilling. The popu
lation ore resolved to resist a .violation of
THE HACKENSACK HOIIROK.
A TELEGRAPH OPERATOR HELD
The Number of Victims Larger Than Was
Supposed—Four lloille* Found t'luler
a Wrecked Fnglue, With Frag
ment* of Another, lite.
Jersey City, October 19.—Thomas R.
Pratt, telegraph operator at Marion, was
arrested tins morning, charged with having
been the cause of the accident on the
Meadows last night, l’ratt, who ( i* 20 years
•Id, is an experienced operator. He n.lmit*
that lie did not give the right • ign.il. il -
says he was advised by hi* friends to do
*crt, but he refused t.» do so. ilv i* ht Id to
aw.it the actioii of the coroner's jury. :t
J-eMde-; ;if 3gS Fifth street, this city, with
his wife and three children.
Three more bodies Were discovered tliiw
morning, buried beneath th- trout of tie
Lehigh Volley engine. They weie
brought to ihi* city and piace.l in
the morgue. The remains were
those of a woman, unknown and unrecog
nizable, and of two boys apparently about
ten years of age. The tracks have been
cleared and trains are ruuniug on schedule
time. All that remains of the wreck is the
Lehigh Valley en ;iue, which is completely
destroyed, it will be dug out some time
to-day, aud it is thought that more bodies
will then be found. There have been eight
deaths iu all, and ino-t of the wounded, it
is thought, will die. The depot is sur
rounded by « crowd of morbid spectators,
awaiting news, and grenf excitement pre-
vails here. The bodies at tht
not been identified.
Jersey City, N. J., October 19.—Four
more bodi. s were found this morning under
the wrecked Lehigh Valley locomotive.
Two unknown hoys were found under the
pilot truck. One, aged eight years, was
dressed iu a black suit nnd stockings, and
carried a silver watch. The other boy wan
about twelve years of age and coatletu* He
was dressed in black pants and white shirt.
Another was an unknown woman, dressed
iu gray, had an arm gone. The remains
were lmdly scorched. The fourth was an
unknown limn. The body was burned to a
crisp, was found five feet btlow the surface
of the wreck. Four of the injured will
The wrecked Lehigh Valley engine was
raised at 7:3(1 p. ui. in the mud beneath
the boiler was found the ho ly of a bahv ap
parently about 19 years old. She had light
hair, and was dressed in a gray suit, with
stockings of the same color and a hickory
shirt. Both legs were off below* the knees.
The right side of the face was crushed in
and the hands were scorched, Besides tin*
body was found the right leg of a hoy who
was presumably about 12 Veursold. Thelimb
was encased in a boat. The member does
not correspond with the remaining portions
of any bodies iu the morgue. It is thought
another life lets been lost. This makes a
total nine deaths.
Itunieil in Their House.
Chicago, October 19.- The one-story and •
a half liri *k cottage at No Mil Vernon Park !
Place, owned and occupied by \V. S. Bates,
yes des*rov**d bv tfr<- •iiovt 1 ; after o'clock ,
this morning, an'd t it* the occupants, live'
persons and a servant girl, all but two J
met a most horrible death. The :
alarm was sounded at li:25, and when the
firemen arrived on the scene the house was '
in a blaze. Fire Marshal (Tuipion found
Mr. Bates in the alley at tlu* sub* of tlie
house, suffering from severe bruises, but;
able to tell the story of the catastrophe,
wringiug his hands in agony over the loss
of his tamily and suffering keenly from
his own severe hurts. He saiil at il
o'clock this morning the servant girl start- ■
eil ft tire in the kitchen, and went out doors :
a moment later, 1* .ving i.. • do«c »pen. S’.e
returned in a minute or two and fonnd the
kitchen in n blaze. The girl run away
screaming with fright, nnd Mr. Bat - '
was aroused, rushed mto the kitchen ,
and tried to extinguish tlu- flumes with a 1
hose attached ton hydi.ini, and afterwards
with buckets of water. Not succeeding, he '
rushed out and sent an alarm und the fir—
nu n went to work on the blazing pile with
a will, and succeeded in putting the tire out
in about fifteen minutes. The entire in
terior of the house was gutted, hut the
walls remained intact. When the firemen (
entered the house, they found the charred 1
bodies of the entire family with the exception ,
of Mr. Bates. The victims were Mrs.
Mary E. But -s, aged thirty-five years; John !
Bates, aged five; Edward Bates, au infant,
and Mrs. Droylson, aged seventy, mother ;
of Mrs. Bates. Tlie body of Mrs. Bates
was found lying two feet from the front
window* on the first lloor, burned ton crisp, j
the charred body of her baby lying close
by. The remains of Mrs. Drevlsnii were
found upstairs. She had evidently died .
from suffocation, as her body was not much
burned. The hoy’s body was found in the
ruins of a bed.
The partitions and walls of the house
were lined with felt, aud when the
llumes once started the Hume spread
all through the house with inconceivable
rapidity. The charred bodies were removed
bi The morgue by a patrol wagon. The
house was valued at 815,*nhi, and was unin
sured. Nothing was heard or the servant
girl after her flight. It is also said that a
brother of Mrs. Bates was lodging at the
house, and was seen about the place when
the fire was in progress, but suddenly dis
MIDGET LOt OMOTIVES.
Little Jolting steam Tug* Tint l>o Mules'
Work on I'liiiituthms.
New York Huu.
“It does jolt a bit,” said n man who was
riding in a cross-town bobtail car yesterday,
when the car bumped and swayul over tho
tracks of au avenue road; “but if you want
to have som- fun in this line that exceed*
the >port of riding on a log wag »n over a
corduroy* road, you should get a job as en
gineer on a plantation locomotive."
“Where had I better apply?" we asked.
••Down on some of the Southern planta
tions for the genuine nvticli, but you can
linl counterparts in Pennsylvania and
Michigan oml Northwest* ni Ohio. Yon
don't need Any skill bey on. 1 that required
to hang on when slu wobbus. 1 suppose
that wry few people have ai.y idea of tho
nun.b* r of small loeomotivcs in use in this
eouutry. They are driving the mule out of
th<* business entirely. Tin regular planta
tion locomotive is a midget In side au ele
vated railroad motor. Thus tin* elevated
motors weigh from eighteen to twenty-two
tons, while the midget weighs three, and it
is used on rails that weigh t wive pounds to
the yard. The cylinders arc only ten inches
long, nnd the diameter is
a trifle greater than the
breadth ot my hand. Very frequent
ly these lnoinunives ure run owr v. •■■»«L , n
rails. There is a four-mile road ;;t Summer
ville, S. ('., that uses timber four inches
square instead of iron. People generally
suppose that the old-fashioned iron strap
laid mi a stringer went out of iashinti years
ago, but a lumber road neurS.tvunn.-.h. s 1-2
miles long, has tho same old strap, aud it
is a modern road, too.
“In laying a wood railroad the tics are
notched so that the rail sets down about
two inches into the tie. The inner sid« of
the notch is perpendicular, and tlu* outer
edge slants away so that the notch is wider
at the bottom tuan at tin- top. Then when
the rail is laid wedges are driven in beside
it and under the edge of tin* notch,
thus keeping the rails from turn
ing over or spreading. Htlgur
maple with the heart up makes tlu* best
rails. Sometimes two-inch strips of maple
are laid on soft wood stringers. These
roads arc used for getting out lumber and
logs chiefly. Very little grading is done,
(.’ribs of logs are laid up iusD-ad of trestles,
aud the ordinary irregularities of common
level lands are overcome by blocking tip the
ends of ties with nil kinds of logs and
stumps. Tho ground under these roads lie-
conus soft mud wlu n it rains, and the wav
these little locomotives snake a train through
tlu* clearing with the luud slushing over
everything is a caution.
“As fast as the available timber is cut ot*
one tract of land the road is shifted to a
new one. The engine on the road at Sum
merville runs from ten to twelve miles over
its four mile rood every day, bums a cord
and a half of wood in doing it, and hauls
out 14.<Mhl feet of logs, from fifty-five tt>
sixty toils. It took the place of twenty
mules, and is said to pay for itself every'
year. Some of the little engines burn less
fuel than tlmt. There is a road three and a
half miles long at Pensacola. Fla., on which,
the engine bums only one-third of a cord
its daily service of thirty miles.
These little engines are not confined to
wood for fuel. As Hmiberincn. they bum
wood because th» wowll e.^tM little ». u*wli-
ing. As genuine plantation engines, used
for transporting cotton or sugar or supplies
across the country, the frequently burn re
fuse dry-pressed sugar cane. Iu a different
form, lint with the same diminutive cylin
ders, they are used in coal mines for hauling
cars, and burn either soft or hard coal or
coke. In their smallest sizes they are only
in feet long over all. For use in mines they
are sometimes only I 1-2 feet high and 5
feet wide. A few bushels of coal und a
few pails of water keep them running
all day. One of these moles iu a.
c<ml mine at Brookfield, Ohio, pulls
twenty cars, weighing nearly three-quarters
of a ton each, up a grade l.JC.O yards I014 „
that rises at the rate of 1(15 feet to the mile.
Aud yet any good athletic school hoy could
jump over the engine without drawing a
secmul breath. Curiously enough these lit
tle locomotives, that completely* iillthctuu-
in Is through which they ruu, serve as ven
tilators, forcing the air ahead of them uml
drawing it iu after them, the same ns a
pump plunger draws water into a pump und
forces it out again.
“In the mines, of course, iron or steel
mils are used. Iron is really cheaper
than wood in any locality. The wood
rails need constant care. When it
is wet tho locomotive cannot
draw half a load, and in the North it is hard
to keep clear of ice,”
“What does it cost to buy* and run one
of these midget locomotives?"
“The first cost of the outfit depends al
together on tlu- kind of a >.oud and the kind
of service required. Tie re is one road down
South where the engine cost $3,<MN1. Tho
wooden road cost $459 a mile for the timber
delivered along the lint*, To lay and grade
it cost nearly us much more. The oil
and repairs to tin- engine have cost
830 a year. The cost of cut
ting the wood for fuel was $110 a
year. The engineer got 8150 a year for
running the machine, and tho hoy who
worked the switches, eoiipled the cars and
made himself geiierallv useful got $180.
Allowing 8 p. r cent, interest on the invest
ment, tin* cost of that engine was l«ss than
81,(Ml a year. The lumberman found that
it cost him 30 cents p. r I.INHI feet to deliver
his lamb, r alongside tlie tloek ready to ship.
A PBEA( 'HEIUS FALL.
. X. V.,
Other Hail Deed*.
Springfield, Mass., October
('. M. Booth, a Baptist evangelist
meily pastor of a church at Mexi
has beet! suspended from t
Street Church, this city,
fessed that the letter «u
lie was received into the Springfield
church from one in Mexico, N. V., some
eighteen months ago, was forged by him. ,
He also states that he forged in August last
the signatures of several men in Plain-
field, Mass., to a paper certifying to the
good character of a woman with whom he 1
lmd associated, who had previously.
confessed to him she was a prostitute; the ;
names were eopied from signatures to a let- ,
ter thanking him for his labors as a revival- .
ist at Plainti* Id last winter. Ho has been j
acting pastor of the Cuuiuiington Baptist
Church for a year.
mules and their drivers that did
the work before tin* locomotive was pur-
elms* d eost him over $3,000 a year,"
“One would think thnt with such rough
usage us a 12-shilling eiigin* er and a wood
en railroad would give a locomotive, a new
on** would he necessary every six months."
“The fact is, such locomotives nr** built
proportionately strong and are well bal
anced. A man of good common sense cun
1m* hud in some purls of the country for
81.50 a day, and that is all that is required
of ail engineer. The work is easy i.ft* r on**
gets used to the motion. Tin* locomotives
do not wear out under twenty or twenty-
five years. Their economy i* found ulono
in operating expenses, however, for when
markets art; dull, or trade slow, they cost
nothing but a little tallow to prevent rust,
while mules eat their heads off, wet or dry,
good times or bail.’’
Tivoli, Italy, October 19.—A party of
Irish students was uttucked by Italian rail-
mploycH here to-day and one student
Bomkfont, Pa., October 19.—At tho
Preslij t' riun Hynod to-day the committee
on freedtm-n reported and strongly recom
mended tin* erection of a college in every
Southern State for the education of colored
An Rosy Wmy t»» l'ay»
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