MACAON, GEORGIA^//ESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1885.—TWELVE PACKS.
THE INSIDE OF ATLANTA.
review of the prohibition issue
Atlanta, November 1.—It is “pull Dick
pull Devil," of a verity, so far os the prohi
bition contest in Atlauta is concerned; es
pecially the “pull Devil” pnrt of it, if Dr.
Hawthorne’s recent assertion at a prohibi
tion-meeting tuny be believed. At that
meeting he used the choice expression that
“those opposed to prohibition favor drunk
enness, immoralitv,filth and Deviltry.” The
big D in deviltry is mine.
No mutter who is doing the pulling the
lines are tank The opponents to prohibi
tion are very sanguine of success. The big
meeting they bad last week lias given them
courage. On the other hand, the prohibi
tionists nro confident of victor}'. Cer
tain it is, , that they nro dis
playing nn nctivity and management
that must show handsome results, which
ever side wins. There has been nn effort
on the .part of the anti-prohibitionists to
poo-pooh the idea of the prohibitionists
winning. It is a foolish effort. The men
engaged on the side of prohibition are of
the very be st class. They have ample
means, w kich, I feel sure, they will use very
judiciously in all legal efforts to carry the
election. "They are shrewd men, nnd they
are better organized nt this writing than is
the other side.
I remember no contest in which the pub
lic seem so divided. Every ono is taxing
interest, nnd nearly every one is taking an
active part in tho move, pro and con. No
issuo ever brought ont the better elements
of n community as is this prohibition fight
in Atlanta doing. I do not believe there
is a nmn here worth a thousand
dollars who is not nctive in bis efforts on
one side or the other of this contest.
Tho prohibitionist* have this in their
favor, that their object is worthy, and they
alAfuUy raise tho cry that their opponents
are whisky men. Besides, nearly every
pastor in the city is for prohibition, and
they nr, doing great service to the canse in
the pulpit, on the platform and in the
bonus of their parishioners. The value of
this inllnenco is greater here than it wonld
bo in any other city I know of, because it is
eminently a city "of chnreh-goers. So for
ns church influence is felt in public affairs,
1 might sav that Atlanta is not priest-ridden
hut church-ridden. To me it seems rather
nn anomoly for ministers to take pnrt in
prohibition lnovi II -u-.-e- it-- If
that it is a confession of
tho gospel’s failure. When churches give
np the task of controlling and governing in
matters moral, it makes them liable to the
charge of pleading guilty to their own in
efficiency, for surely all churches teach that
drunkenness is a sin, and prohibit it accord
ingly. This position. I know was taken by
nt least one clergyman. He was waited
upon by a delegation asking his assistance
in behalf of the prohibition. His response
was that pul.li, t.nini. nt was politic d,
and that as a minister he did not interfere
in polities; that be could not concede that
ihltior was an evil in itself, and the abuse
of it is a matter of cous.-i- n -e and not of
legislation: nnd finally ti^. ’ he regarded
prohibition ns fanaticism i ono form, nnd
that ho was not n fanatic. • •
Anoth- r curious religious phase of the
issue is in this tact that in n petition by
the vestry of St. Pliillip's Church to Bishop
Beckwith not to suspend Dr. Armstrong
pending the dnto of his trial, it is there con
ceded that Dr. Armstrong had been impru
dent in the ttso of strong drink. Tho sign
ers of tlmt document, right or wrong, con
fessed that the Doctor had been so impru
dent, and yet they ask that he bo retained
in the ministrations over his congregation,
to preach and administer the Lord's Snpper.
One of those vestrymen is, strange to say,
u leader in tlio prohibition move. Surely
if on abase of liquor docs not unfit one for
tho ministry, .there can bo no great
harm in tho nso of liquor, or even, by
that standard, in the aknse.
Now, I want it distinctly understood that
in citing tho case of Dr. Armstrong I do
not concede that Dr. Armatrong was guilty
of the alleged imprudence. I am aware
that tho vestry now say that investigation
acquits the doctor of that charge. But that
does not alter tho position of the vestrymen
Tho presiding over the anti-prohibition
meeting last week by young Clark Howell,
of.111.- Constitution, waa significant. At
onetime the Constitution favored prohibi
tion. As a fairer ground for all hands it
advocated high license. Then for a time
llte paper was silent. Of course its silence
meeting of the physicians to protest
against the law as it is. They will not take
any stand ns to prohibition, but will protest
that any law depriving doctors of liquor in
the practice of medicii
fine outgkt not to be
AN ATTEMPT TO MURDER.
A Drunken Ruffian Tries to Kill a Pas
senger on a Street Car.
Atlanta, November 1.—Yesterday after
noon between four nnd five o'clock a most
dastardly act was committed by a drunken
man on street car number 20 on the Mari
etta street line. Two Atlanta ladies of the
highest standing whose—names for obvious
reasons are withheld—took the car near
Spring street. They were bound, ns a mis
sion of charity, to visit n poor siek woman
in the suburbs, who has often hod reason to
bless them tor words of comfort and sub
They were seated side by side in the car,
the sole occupants,and everything was quiet
and pleasant until the car passed be
yond Brooklyn, when it was
motioned down by some one and a neatly
dressed man got on. He was very mueli
under tho influence of liqnor. He sat down
directly opposite the ladies nnd placed his
feet in the middle of the aisle. Pretty soon
the enr stopped agnin, and this timo a gen-
tlernnn got on, nnd in goim; along tho aisle
tapped the drunken man's knee in the moat
civil manner and asked him please to re
move his feet in order that he might pass.
The man raised his legs and drew his feet
back quite reluctantly, and the gentleman
passed to the rear of the car and sat down.
In a little while a young gentleman cnuic
in the car, nnd having deposited his ticket,
took his seat alongside the ladies. He at
once noticed that the drunken man opposite
was eying the gentleman at the rear of
the car most savagely, and soon saw him
draw a large pocket knife, deliberately open
the blade amt try to put it up his sleeve.
The ladies also saw this and of coarse
showed signs of nervousness. The young
men said: “Sir, there are ladies in this car
and there must be no trouble. You must
and shall respect these ladies." Without a
word the would-be mnrderer drew back his
arm and hurled the open knife at the yonng
man with all his power. It missed its aim,
and whizzing between tho young man and
the lady seated next to him, buried itself in
tile sash. The ladies for the momont were
almost beside themselves with fright, nnd
the young man turned white as
death, but with a mighty effort
controlled himself—remembering that la
dies were present. At this juncture the
driver appeared, and assured the ladies that
ho would protect them. After a short time
the young man left the car, and his assail
ant followed him out, and when he reached
the street seized him in the collar, when the
young man knocked him down and gave
Lim a richly-deserved beating. This was
the last seen of the men by the ladies.
Kelly, tho driver, did not seem to know tho
men. At any rate, he reported no difficulty
to the police. The ladies did not know the
men, and of course made no report
to tho station. I learned tho facts
to-day from one of tho
indies nnd nt once reported the case to
Chief Connolly, who immediately ordered
Captain Crim to ferret the would-be mur
derer ont nt all hazards.
He It making diligent search for him to
night. Ho will be
The officer’s strategy worked to n charm.
Jim fell upon his knees, and quaking with
terror sain: “Oh, please don't kill me and
I'll go right straight and git ’um." "You
will?” said said the officer in a deep gnttnral.
Yes sur—yes sar, p-l-e-a-s-o let
me go.” Officer Foute released
the boy, when he at once crawled
under the house, and in a few moments re
turned and handed over the watch and pin.
He was then taken to the station-house,
booked for larceny from the house, anil
when officer Foute turned over the valua
bles to Dr. Hanley he was so surprised that
he could hardly believe he was living. He
had not once suspected the real thief.
There is nothing like being n good detec
tive, you know, nnd officer Foute is one of
> caught and severely pun-
Tolling Atlanta's Cush.
Atlanta, November 1.—The Devil's
Auction Company left at 12 o’clock to-day
for Knoxville, nnd Cole’s circus pulled out
at 2 ;15 for Greensboro.
It is estimated that these attractions took
about *S,00t> out of Atlanta-enough money
to establish a house of refuge here for
women prisoners nnd juvenile criminals.
Juilge Harrell on a Worthy Mission.
Atlanta, November 1.—Judge Harrell,
of Webster, was in the city yesterday. He
would not tell wliat he wns here for, bnt it
is learned from a reliable source tlint ho
was here looking into that matter of the
hill granting the North Georgia and Mari
etta railroad about $80,000. It is almost
certain that the Judge will hike some legid
action to prevent the road's getting the
money. It is a general opinion that the
bill is unconstitutional.
An Attempt to Suppress A Telegram.
Atlanta, October 80.—At 11:30 last night 1 sent
the Tkleobaph A dispatch about the arrest And Im
prisonment of C. D. Wyman, of the Belt road. New
York, and D. L. Valentine, tho treaenrer. About 1
o'clock these gentleman got very sick of their cell
and concluded to make terms. They summoned
the station keeper and stated that they desired to
put up the requited *8.7S each, ea collateral, and bo
released. The cash waa received and their effects,
consisting of a brace of aplendid watches and a big
roll of money, was turned over to them. Their
wholo manner changed. They seemed to have aban
doned the idea of spending *l(M).liou in lighting the
city government, and were repentant and qnite hum
ble. But they bocame Intensely active In the effort
to enppresa the nows. In company with Captain
Crim they repaired to tho telegraph office. The
front door waa dosed. They sent Cap
tain Crim in tho back door and re
quested a conference with the manager. Your
correspondent was on hand, forbe understood their
little game. They bad got wind that a dispatch had
been sent about their condnet and were determined
to have It stopped If money wonld do It They en
tered the office through the beck door and hid a
long talk with the manager. After awhile Captain
Crim came ont to look for your correspondent and
told him that tho big bugs wished to know wbat It
would be worth to him to send a telegram to his
paper Hupprofllng their name*. I at once went into
the telegraph office and told the gentlemen that
under no consideration would any telegram be sent
—that their names aa they appeared on record at
the station house would be published on the mor
row and that any effort which they might make to
monkey with my paper would bo futile.
Wyman Maid: “Sut it will be copied Into the
York papers, and we would not have it known up
there for anything in the world. Can’t you Jnat
telegraph and leave the name* left out?”
••?Io. sir,” I replied. "I shall countermand noth
ing. That telegram will be published Just as sent.”
lie then said: “What wonld it be worth to keep
it outr .
He waa told that no amount of money would
#t lle*thcn said: “Well. 1 auppoae that settles It.”
“Yea, that settles it”
They then began to monkey with the manager,
hen l told him that If he made any effort to stop
Atlanta, Ga., October .‘II, 1885.—No. 15, South*
western. Stephens vs. Wallis. Argued. J. I*. Wim
berly k Sou. E. H. Beall. B. F. Watt*, for plaintiff;
T. D. Hightower, contra.
No. 3", Southwestern. Pioneer Manufacturing
Company v*. Callaway a: Co. Argued. Ji. A. Smith
for plaintiff; K. G. Simmons, contra.
No. 31, Southwestern. Lockoy et al. vs. Mize,
sheriff. Argued. E. G. Simmons for plaiutiff; Haw
kins k Hawkins, contra.
No. 34. Southwestern. Weems et al. vs. Harrold.
Johnson % Co. Argued. O. W. Warwick, Lyon k
Gresham, for plaintiff; Hawkins k Hawkins, Guerry
k Son. Hollis, Hinton. G. W. Warwick. C. A. Davis,
Court adjourned to 8:30 o'clock a. m. Monday
Atlanta, November 2.—No. 14, Southwestern.
Patterson vs. Collier et al, exocutors. Argued.
Little. Worrilh Wimberly k Son, Hightower for
plaintiff; \V\ D. Ktddoo contra.
fco. 1, Pataula. Brown, administrator, vs. Har
dee. Argued. J. II. Gueny. L. 8. Chastain. W. C.
Worrill for plaintiff; C. B. Wooten, A. Hood k Son,
W. D. Kiddoo contra.
No. 3, Pataula. Phelpa vs. State. Argued. L. S.
Chastain, A. Hood k Sou for plaintiff; J. H. Guerry,
solicitor-general, C. Anderson, Attorney-general, by
4. H. Lumpkin, contra.
No. 3, Pataula. Tufts vs. Chastain. Arpueil.
Hoyl k Parks, by J. II. Lumpkin, for plaintiff;
‘nimoni t Guerry contra.
ITEMS FROM WASHINGTON.
THE PRESIDENT'S THANKSGIVING
churches announced yesterday that tickets
could be bad to take voters into Virginia to
ote, and they were urged to vote for Ma-
Tlio Vl.lt to New York to Vote—The Civil
Service Commlasl oners — Monthly
Debt Statement—The Clerks
ami the Elections, Etc.
No. 4. Pataula. Continued.
No. 5, Pataula. Continued.
No. 7, Pataula. Dismissed.
No. 8, Pataula. Baldwin vs. State. Argued. W.
D. Kiddoo for plaintiff; J. II. Guerry. solicitor-
No. fi, Pataula. Coleman, sheriff, et al, vs. Blade
k Etheridge. Argued. A. Hood 4c Son, W. C. Wor
rill, Wells 4; Lark, Henry McAlpin, Garrard k Mel-
drim for plaintiff; Goetcblus k Chappell, W. D.
Pendiug argument of last named caso court ad
journed to 8 o'clock a. m. to-morrow.
A MOUNTAIN WEDDING.
Washing ton, November 2.—The comp-
troller of tbs currency has extended for
twon y years the corporate existence of the
First National Bank of Macon, Ga, and
and the National Valley Bank of Staunton,
The President to-day appointed the fol
lowing Presidential postmasters: James
W. Locke, at Greensborough, Ala., vice W.
White Jones, suspended; John B. Chris
tian, at Uniontown, Ala., vice J. H. Hous
ton, suspended; Wirt Adams, Jackson,
Miss., vice G. C. McKee, suspended, and
A. Clay McClaurine, Pulaski, Tenn., vice
J. D. Lowris, commission expired.
Fourth-class postmasters appointed to
day: In Virginia, at Spring Grove, Thos.
H. Burt. In Alabama, at Logon, Luther
THE PROHIBITION CAMPAIGN.
Speeches l>y Sum Jones nnd 11111 Plodger—
llnwttiorne on Colquitt.
Atlanta, November 2.—This was a red
letter night in the temperance campaign
Sam Jones nt the theatre nnd Bill Pledger
nt the Court House, Sam talking in his
original vein for prohibition and Bill shell
ing tho woods for anti-prohibition. The
biggest crowd ever seen nt tho opera house
turned out to hear Sam Jones. At seven
o'clock, before tlio doors were open,
there were more people in
the street than coulil possibly
C ito the building. Every foot of spaco
tlio pit to tlio loft was jammed with
humanity, but the majority at the circus
don't always indorse the clown. The
Young Men's Prohibition Club, several hun
dred strong, met in a body and crowded
the stage. Sam Jones took the crowd by
storm with his mother wit and fantastic
fanaticism, but did not advance a single
proposition which could not have been
lucidly answered by the humblest member
of a village debating club. Argument don’t
draw, and Sam knows it, for lie has watched
the Supreme Court room, but jokes and
quaint wit always do, and be knows it, lor
he has watched the clown in the circus. He
n so important a question light.at It* door some hard things about the Atlanta
rested comment. Tho current rumor is Constitution -thought that something
Mf ,t «2t c
made by the Wentera Union
to withhold or snpprces the rewrem. Ho it went,
juet it vu written, snd. lie,, was pnbliitaed,
which was Jnit right. I tuwat «*/, however, that 1
think the nlRhtluanwr of the W cetera Union did
very wrong to allow these men to come Into hi. of.
flee after It vu cloned for the night and get re
formation in reference to the contents and devtlna*
tlon of a vpeclal vent by a correspondent to a re
sponsible paper. It wav certainly none of their
buvtnevv, and they had no right to know anything
about who rent it. or where ft wao lent after It waa
hied. To take any other view of the ce»e would
open the door to the perpetration of continual trend
upon tho press and public.
Wyman and Valentine did not succeed, bnt tt
not became they did not uae Herrulesu efforts.
Tho local press wonld have suppressed the news la
this Instance bnt for the tact that It waa vent else
where. The gentlemen preferred to forfeit their
collateral rather than appear In police court this
morning to answer the charge of disorderly com
duct. They skipped out for New Turk this morn-
A STRONG-LUNGED USHER
A Nlglit Scene of Novel Interest In a North
The streets of Ellijay on lost Tuesday
night about 9 o’clock were rife with the ru
mor that a marriago wns soon to be consu-
rnated, or ns the town boy rapidly circulated
the "sensation” by the spasmodic expres
sions, “W editin' in town to-night!" “Leas
go!” The report gathered volume as it r
verhemted from alley to alley, and the cre
dence which greeted its momentary surprise
soon suggested itself into a jolly and loqua
cious throng eager to witness the novel
spectacle soon to be enacted. Here*thcy
come, some buttoning coats, some with
hats in hands and others with eyes aglare
to catch the identity of the crowd that hur
ried to the scene of action. Judges T. F.
Greer nnd J. C. Allen, Commissioner Bled
soe, Collector Chastain, two Courier men
and .various other persons whose nnmerosi-
ty forbids mention here swelled tho prodig
ions number to scores. With Captain Frank
Walton at the head of the concourse bearing
n shining flambeau, the procession started
with elastic step and jocular tongue toward
the scene that inspired that memorable con
vocation. Their lively pace soon brought
the anxious sight-seers without tho pale of
incorporation where they crossed the mill
pond of Mr. Duckett with as much vicissi
tude, though greater hilarity, ns Washing
ton's fnmons transit of the Delaware amid
the floating icebergs from the Aitirondacks.
The party finally was ushered into the
honse of’ Mr. Brannon Thompson where
tho palpitating hearts of eager expectants
glared nt our unexpected arrival. Now
comes the tug of war. A momentary silence
icrvaded tho scene. The prying crowd
ooked st each other and then at theconple,
whil. tney in turn repeated the inquisitive
glance with an air of tacit inquiry, as if to
say, “What have we done?" A rustle of ex
citement ricnscitated the taciturnity of the
drama when it was ascertained that the
magistrate was absent. A thorough re
search, however, soon identified the where
abouts of Judge Greer, for it seemed that
the timidity consequent to his maiden effort
at the shrine of matrimonial connummation
luul abashed his accpstouted self-reliance so
oft evinced at the bar. and he hail sought
Tofugo in tho nocturnal shades. Every
thing in readiness, after the usual pitty-
liatter of the heart and tho alternate long-
drawn breaths of the meek groom, who look
ed a* if he had never done anything bad in
his life and that he loved everybody, bis
Honor proceeded to administer the oath of
allegiance as if to say under the familiar
impulse, “Is the defendant ready in this
Springdale, James D. Dodd; DeSoto, Geo.
The President left Washington on^ the
7:15 train this morning for Buffalo, N. Y.
He wns accompanied by W. S. Bissell, of
Buffalo. Ho will return to Washington
The following is the text of the Presi
dent's thanksgiving proclamation:
By. tho Provident oi tho United States—A Proc-
Uxnvtiou: Tho Amoric»n people have alwayv
abundance for which to be ihankfnl to Alniljhty
Ood, whoee watchful care and guiding hand hare
been manifested in every stage of Uleir nation,
guarding and protecting them In time of peril and
lately leading them In hours of darkness and of
danger. It la flttlug and proper that a nation thua
favored should on one day In every yoar, and for
that pnrpoae specially appointed, publicly acknovrl
edge the goodness of God_ and return t
him for all bis
him for au his gracious gifts. Therefore I, Grover
Cleveland.Presidentot the UnitedHtateaof Amer
ica, do hereby designate and set apart Thursday,
the 36th day of November, Instant, aa a day of pub
lic thanksgiving and prayer, anil do'
servanoe of the same by all pcoplo In
the 36th - i nT0 Yv tho ob-
---- -- ■ the land. On
that day let all secular business be suspended, and
let the people assemble In their usual places of
worship and with prayer and songs of pniive de
voutly testify their grsUtuile to the giver of every
— * « _ "» . A I S, A-- ell It, nt tin K S S el.tfil* fikfllll
ft for nil that He baa done forna
year mat baa poaacd, for our pre
servation aa a united nation and for our
deliverance from tbo
M political convulsion*;
eood and perfect Rift for all that He baa <l<
in the year that haa paaaed, for
* * ktion and
abock And danger
for the bleaalngt
peace and for our safety and quiet while wars
_i| rumors of wsrs have agitated and afflicted
other nations ot the csrtb; for our security against
tho scourge of peetllence. which In other lands has
claimed Its deaths by thousands and flUffl the streets
with mourners; for plenteous crone which reward
the labor of tho husbandman and Incrcaso ourna-
Uon's wealth, and for the contenlmentthroughout
our borders, which follows In the train of prosperi-
and abundance. And let there also be one ds
ns set apart for tho reunion of families, ssnctl
fled and chastened by tender memories snd asaoet
atloni, snd let tho social Intercourse of friends,
with pleasant reminiscences and
affection, strengthen tho bonds
ly feeling, snd let us by
much divided on (he issue.
This division developed into almost a dis
agreement among the gentlemen. Mr.
Howell opposed prohibition anil wanted, it
i* said, t« write nn editorial on the ques
tion. To this both Messrs. Grady snd
Hemphill objected, nnd, it is told on tho
stregU, objected emphatically. The ma
jority ruled, and the paper has lieen signifi
cantly silent, save yesterday and to-day.
when short editorials appeared suggesting
the propriety of considering the bestlnter-
, ,is of the property holders and merchants;
bin it did not sav what those interests nre,
an, I how prohibition would affect them.
The presence of Mr. Howell’s son as pres
ident of the anti-prohibition meeting is re
sided es n public evidence of the
Evan Howell on the issm
K' . .
position of Mr.
**IUniiy.be taken a* settled that tlio white
vote has made up its mind on the question.
The field for speculative enterprise is the
negro vote. Both sides are inclined to cul
tivate it. Church-ruling has been tried on
the colored citizen, and the colored premi
ers have been pretty active in behalf of
prohibition. Bnt tho conviction of Pledger
the other day for libel has brought that
sable leader to liar; and he has now taken
an open stand .'.gainst prohibition, 1 ledger
is the shrewdest negro in the State, and hi
has. undeniably, crest influence with his
race He will he able to do more thou all
the preachers in the town. Conceding
about nn equal division betw. a the whites,
it now looks a* if the opponents to
prohibition would get the most negro vote*;
• in which ease prohibition will be defeated.
I laughed heartily yesterday at a certain
prominent man wlio Is very fond of his
t",l‘lv, going to a bar and paying f*n account
,,f some months standing, preparatory to
taking tin stump for pn liibition.
\1.. it t-.itr-t.ttl.- ' ■ • d>■. bo- at. t-
i t .. ti. law .is it is to be voted on.
'l! , , ■ i v 11. ' 1 ■ (- no di.-im-
wiihont the use of liquors. The prohibi-
ti.ini-.ts have published interview* with*
few doctors th* exroptiour, who say that
alcohol uill answer oD pun;"** for
h wine*, whiskies, beers and brandies
n.-.td. It i* understood tha'
paper, and of late bad
the matter with tbo | | .
fonnd ont that the old sucker had gone
North and had left the minnows to run the
; inner. Ilis mind jump«d about like Hurn-
ly-Dnmptv in the pantomime.
Ho was followed by Alfred H. Colquitt,
Mayor Hillyer nnd Dr. Hawthorne. The
latter said, among other wild tilings, that
he would not give riant Jones for ten thou
sand men in Georgia, and that
Alfred H Oolonitt was worth all
the politicians in the State. Indirectly
he pitched into Senator Brown,
strongiy insinuating that lie wrna a skulk,
too cowardly to come out either for or
against prohibition. "Why did not onr
S ublic men come out to the meetings like
. 11. Colquit?" and much more trash,
llnudreds of women -and children were
there, but they can’t vote.
Pledger spoke to a large crowd at the
court house, including many white people.
He made a liberal speech to a level-headed
EXPLOSION OF A DREDGE.
Every Man of the Crew Killed or Drowned
—A Dog's Escape.
New London, Conn., November 2.—A
terrible calamity, by which six lives were
lost, occurred in Race on Sunday night,
caused by the explosion ot the boiler of the
steam dredge No. 1, of the Atlantic- Dredg
ing Company, of Brooklyn, V. The
dredge has been employed on tho Provi
dence reef for four years, and in
company with n water-tank left
Providence for New Yorknt 0:15 Sunday
morning, in tow of the tug “C. C. Waite, ’
Captain Tweedy. In order to keep the
bilge clear, tho steam pump on the dredge
was kept at work. Just before midnight,
when nearing Race Rock light. Captain
Tweedy, who was nt the stem of the tng,
notie.d a moving light on the dredge, and
heard a voice, hut could not distinguish tho
words. A minute later he heard nn explo
sion on the dredge and saw fire, smoke and
steam. The dredge sank immediately and
the stem ot tho tng was drawn under
water before the hawsers conld be cleared.
The Waite was immediately put about, but
no trace of the dredge, her crew or the
water-tank conld he fonnd. After search
ing in the vicinity for half an hour, the tug
headed for thiB harbor, arriving in
tho teeth of nn easterly gale
that prevailed. As saon os the storm sub
sided, tho Waite again went out to Race, in
the hope of finding even the dead bodies of
tho unfortnnnte men who went down
with the dredge, but nothing conld he
found—not even a floating piece of the
dredge. The tng returned to port this
The names of the men on the ill-fated
vessei are not fully known. As far os can
he learned they are: Capt. Robert Kent,
Mate Ktrobs and his brother, the steward, of
Providence, and a deck hand known os
“Sandy," n fireman whose name conld not
be learned and a Providence man
who was working his passage to Brooklyn.
When the dredge left Providence a large
New Foundland dog was on board To
night two young men nt Black Point, seven
miles from here, saw s dog swim to the
shore and drop exhausted. They took
tlio dog to a house near by, and lie is now
raining strength. It is probably the only
iving thing tlint survived the explosion.
The distance from tlio place where tho
dredge went down to where the dog landed
is twelve miles.
Wet while* e (1 vs thank, ami enjoy the comforts
which have crowned our Uves, that truly grateful
hearta are Inclined todeedaof charity, and that
kind and thankful remembrance of tho poor will
double the pleeeurce of our condlUon end rcuder
our praise end thanksgiving more acceptsble In the
eight of the Lord.
tame at the city of Washington, this second day of
November, one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-five, end of the Independence of the United
States, the one hundred and tenth.
IHUned.1 Ogovxn CtETELasD.
By the President: President.
T. r. Bataed, Secretary of State.
TUE DEBT STATEMENT.
The debt statement, issued to-day, thow»
the redaction of the debt daring the month
of October $13,27«,771.18: debt, less cash
in tho treasury and items available for re
duction, $1,417,057,508.09; total cash.in tho
treasury, $487,800,498.59; old demand nnd
legal tender notes outstanding, $340,788,-
811; certificates of deposit outstanding,
$1B, 145,000; gold certificates, $109,020,760;
stiver certificates, $93,140,764; fractional
A Folsonlne Case*
l'insDtno, November 2.—Prof. W. J.
White, of Duff's College, this city, is lying
dangerously ill nt his home with symptoms
of strychnine poisoning. Ho wns taken ill
homo days after eating a hearty meal of
food prepared by Bridget Morgan, a domes
tic, who lias since disappeared. This girl
was in the employ of Emutuiel Leroy at the
timo of th# poisoning of his child, and left
shortly after. The nurse, Mary Allen, was
charged with its murder. Mary Allen wns
tried and convicted of the crime, and is
now in tlio penitentiary, serving a sentence
of 11 years. Her friends hare taken her
case in hand, nnd willeudeavor to defer the
-■■III. le-.-. dt . ■ 1 i 11 i 11 g that eireUln-talu • lieu
point in another direction.
Ftreil by n Luna 1 le.
St. Paul. Run., November 2. - .Yn Or-
tonvillo, Minn., special to tho Pioneer
Press, says: A lunatic named Hsnricb,
fired tho county building lost night and
S crished in tho flames. Tim Corwin, con
ned in tho same room for drunkenness,
says the lunatic mode an assault on h|m,
overturning the stove anil firing the build
ing. The loss to the county is *3,000. The
contents were saved.
Ht. Louis, November 2.—The Holme
county poor house, at Marshall, Mo., waa
burned to tho ground this morning and nn
' • ’ Igfa of Im
an early day tin
•A DIAMOND THIEF.
How OUtecr Foute Made tlio Voting Thief
Atlanta, November 2.-On Saturday
night Doctor J. B. Huntley who resides at
100 Thompson street was robbed of * dia-
mon pin set with eight stones, and a very
fine gold watch. Tho theft Was
reported at the station and the
police have been on the look
out for the missing valuables. This morn
ing while special officer Foute, of the Kim
ball House, wss on his wsy to the hotel he
learned from * negro boy that James Bird,
a negro employed by Doctor Huntley, hsd
been trying to sell a diamond pin. Mr.
Fonte at once suspected James Bird and
telling his informant to come along, went
to the residence of Doctor Huntley. lie
knocked noon the door, when James Bird
came out He stated no one was on the
premises except himself. The dental office
was open and the officer said to Jun,
"Come in here a moment." They entered
and the officer dosed the door. He then
turned upon Jim snd gripping him in the
collar snatched a scalpel from the table,
saying, “Now if you don t tell
I _ . me right away where that watch nnd pin
large I are III cut your threat-where are they.
Atlauta. October 30.—Mr. Ed Bloom, the advance
agent of Adelaide Moora-who was advertised like s
circus snd drew Uke s prayer twetln* here-got
very much offended et tn usher of the oners bones
last nt*ht and tors time things looked like s
During the potion acena of Romeo aad Juliet,
of course intended to be quite serious, a num*
her of people ia the endleuce laughed outright
several times—^because they could not help It.
l'arta were reeUy funny, particularly the peculiar
scream which preceded the drinking of the poison
by tbo fair Juliet Among those who hutched ont
vres one of the ushers who was seated on
ono of tho heck seats of the drees cir
cle. He le gifted with vigorous lung power end
smiled In s very rabbet manner. Mr. Bloom dldn t
like it and threatened to are the tuber out for what
Mr. Bloom said waa disrespect to the actors. But
tha chief usher. Mr. Cooper, would Dot Ore his
subordinate, because he did not regard hie laughing
disorderly, snd inUmatrd to Mr. Bloom If be should
attempt to Bre everybody who laughed durlMtbe
tragic scene, he would have bis hands full. Theta
made Mr. Bloom quite angry snd ha besa talking
to the chief usher In s very loud tone, which could
be heard all over the bonae. AU the ushers gathered
st th# hack of the auditorium, ea pectins s Oghl
every moment, snd doubtless Intending, it neceo-
aary.to protect their chief. At this point, however.
* policeman walked opto Mr. Bloom end told him
Ifhe did not keep quiet he would have to makes
ease against him for disorderly conduct. Mr.
Bloom kept quiet. A Mr. Moore, brother of the
Juliet of the evening-* typical English tourist—
got Very ntad. too. and espreesed s desire to clean
out the entire uaher brigade; hut on reflection de
cided not to do so. Both men were very sensitive
shout everything that pertained to the performanre.
and seemed at a lose to comprehend how Anybody
could possibly find anything in it to criticise.
One or tlio Sams.
Atlauta, October 31 .-Sam W. Small tin
Atlanta from Birmingham to-day. He said; “Onr
success over there has been great. The meeting haa
been aoing on eince lest Sunday and Aon have been
converted!# the city. Last utghtiMiaopeqpte stood
np snd said that they were done with theatre*, gam
bUng snd whisky drinking forever. "Burr o*ka'
played there the other night to only eight people.
Come over and spend a couple of days with ns. If
yon get inoculated with the brand of religion they
have over there tt will lest yon a long 14
I thanked Sam, bnt told him that 1
of the epidemic.
plaintiff bad not v<
The magistrate continued, after Bracing
himself up with all the dignity that tho
solemnity of the occasion inspired, and as
the shining rays of the pending lantern,
which served as a chandelier, shed its efful
gence upon the breathless attendants. He
hod scarcely asked the timid groom wonld
he have this woman for his lawful and wed
ded wife, when “yes,” he bashfnlly replied
with evident sincerity. Satisfying himself
of the yonng man’s assent, he pssMd to the
waiting bride, who evidently was less
aliiished than her timid consort. Ere
the first solemn inquiry “if she wonld love
this man" luul left his lips, she interrupt-
ingly replied “yes, sir. Tho magistrate,
after regaining hit self-possession, con-
m serve and obey”—
Supreme Court of Georgia-
Atlas*A. October ».-No. 1*. Southwestern cir
cuit. Argument concluded.
No. IS. Southwestern circuit. Jams# vs., Daria.
Argued. T. A. Bush. E. O. Sfmmone. for ptalnUff;
Z. A. Littlejohn contra.
No. 17. Sonthwoetera circuit Matthews vs. Boo-
worth k Joaeoy. Argued. Hawkins k Hawkins tor
plaintiff: J. A. Ansley. L. J. Blalock, contra.
No. l». Southwestern etirult Williams ve. Bach
.0.0 k Bra. Argued. J. L. Albritton tor pialnUff;
James Dodson k Son contra.
No. IS, Sonthwsetera circuit. Hogan ve. State.
Argued. J. L. Albritton. J. W. Brady for plaintiff:
C.L. It ml von. solicitor-general, contra.
No. 3*. runtime.tern circulL Withdrawn.
The court adjourned to »JO o'clock a. m. to-ntor-
n> There are seven eases left on tho Southwestern.
It Is probable that tbs FatauU circuit will sot bo
tinned, “and will you
Yea, I will,” she again el
carcely hsd h« concluded ti
rogatory “anti trill you have this man—"
“Of coarse I will,' she quickly retorted
with s complacent alacrity that evinced
the fact that she wns about as hearty a
co-operator into the transaction as any
body. John Brown, a youth of eighteen
summers, nnd Miss M. C. Visage, a lass
of sweet seventeen, were declared husband
and wife. The curtains closed on thi* oft-
repeated drama, and after accustomed con
gratulations and the saluting of the bride
jy the magistrate, the Party wended their
merry footsteps towards the slumbering
town and sought their wonted couches to
dream of the fortunes that moke life such
snd of the versatile toot-prints of love that
bloom in the fluctuating vicissitudes of ro
A fortune for n I’auprr.
Nsw York Herald.
William Buell, who is eighty years of age,
boa been an inmate of the Huffolk County
(Ia. 1.) poorhotute tor many years and has
been supported by the county, it being sup
posed that he was a pauper without rela
tives and friends. It now turns out that he
is next kin to Colonel Thomas N. Lester, an
eccentric and wealthy resident of Houthold,
who died two weeks ago, leaving property
valued at over $100,000 and no will.
Buell's share is $60,000. He ha* been re
moved from the poorhouae to Houthold.
Excepting the additional comforts which
his new found wealth will afford him he
will have tittle enjoyment ot it because of
his infirmities. The county authorities will
present him a bill for the amount he has
cost the county during the many year* he
has been an inmate of the poorhouae.
Killed by a ML
Datton, 0., November 2.—Edward E.
More, a slater, was killed here to-day by
falling from the steeple ot the new Broad
way Episcopal Church.
currency (lea* amount estimated as lost or
the errn. sebvici commission.
The hoard of civil service commissioners,
Messrs. Eaton, Gregory and Thoman, held
a final meeting as a hoard Saturday even
ing, and Messrs. Eaton and Thoman then
retired from office under the terms of
their resignations. Mr. Gregory still
remains in the office, and at pres
ent lias the responsibility of the enforce
ment of the civil service law resting upon
his shoulder*. It is not yet definitely
known when he Trill ha superseded.
At the closing meeting Saturday afternoon,
tho commission spread upon its minutes a
resolution “That the commissioner* wish to
their high appreciation of the earn-
eat and efficient service rendered by
all thoao nerving aa anbordinaie to them,
ond also to members of different boards of
examiners, whose work ha* been as onerous
to themselves as it bos been helpful to the
commission, snd advantageous to the pub
lic service.” . . .
The constitution of the new board of
commissioners still remains a matter of
speculation. The name of Controller
Chapin, of New York, it is stated, bos been
sent to the I’resident for one of the places
on the commission. Mr. Eaton did not go
to the rooms of tho commission this morn
ing. To a reporter he said he was not to
hold over, and wss no longer a commis
sioner. He has perfect confidence, he
said, in the President's determination and
ability to enforce the law, and think* thini
will go on all right. He will remain
Washington dnring the winter, and will be
ready to render any service he can to the
Mr. Thurman called at the White Honse
this morning. To a re porter he met a* he
came down the walk he said simply: “I
am out. I shall be here for a week, and
then am going away for a while."
the anus and the elections.
There has been no marked increase in
the number of applications for leaves of ab
sence to indicate that clerks have gone
home to vote. The oldest employes say
there has never been a year within their
memory when so few have gone home on
election day. The greatest interest is taken
in the contests in New York snd Virginia,
and the Republican clerk* have thought it
prudent to remain at their decks, and as
yet there are comparatively few Democrats
in the departments. The Democrats har
ing vote* in Maryland, Virginia and New
York have generally gone home, but there
ore many who have not. Treasurer Jordan
and Assistant Secretary Fairchild are still
here. Mr. Fairchild is paired with Mr.
Coon, and some others who could not get
stray formed pain. Appointment-Clerk
Higgins is in Butimorc. Quite a number
of colored voters are said to have gene into
Virginia to-day. The Star to-night nay*
that the preachers in some of the colored
insane inmate perished. Tho origin of tho
firei* not known, bnt it is supposed an in
sane man set fire to tho building.
Bellows Falls, Vt., November 2.—Tho
severe ruins which fell in this section to-day
undermined a culvert on the Brmttleboro
and Whitehall railway, about ball a mile
north of Townsend Station. A mixed train
which leaves South Londonderry at 12:30
o'clock reached Jlhis Jpoint about 3 p. m.,
and the engine fell into the gap caused by
tbe destruction of *the culvert. Georgo
Mann, the engineer, is probably fatally in
ured, and several others were severely
J raised. A passenger car was placed next
tho engine, but did not fall with it.
A nausqtlon tn New York.
New You, November 2.—It is rumored
here to-day that Mayor Grace and several
other prominent individuals are to be ar
rested for alleged complicity in the Marine
Bank frauds. United States District At
torney Dorsheimer. when questioned about
the matter, said: “It is true that several
imminent individuals were implicated in
hese frauds ou the Marine Bank, bnt they
have not been arrested as yet” It
is reported that warrants have been issued,
but nothing definite conld he ascertained
A Detective Indicted*
Chicaoo, November 2.—The grand jury
lias returned an indictment against James
Collins, a Pinkerton detective, for the mur
der of an old German named Kiersch during
the McCormick reaper factory strike. During
the trouble, while on omnibus in which
Coleman and other officers were riding was
driving out of tbe factory, the strikers sur
rounded it, making threats of violence
against its occupants. Coleman reached
out of the window of the 'bus and
fired into the crowd, the shot striking
Kierscb and inflicting a wound from which
Aged 113 Years.
Kansas Crrt, Mo., November 2.—A
Times’ Little Rock, Ark., special says:
Rev. Mr. Lonnant died in Evansville, Ark.,
tonlay, aged 115 year*. The deceased was
the oldest gospel minister in the United
States, and hail preached fur nearly ninety
A Prominent Planter Uovdered.
Galveston, November 2. A special to
the News from Richmond, Texas, -ays:
This evening while J. 1!. White, a promi
nent planter residing two niiU- from ht r>\
was seated at supper, he wss shot dead by
some unknown person who fired nt him
through a window. Bloodhounds will be
put on tin tr»'k of the munli rer.
Another .Man l>rail.
Dmtorr, November 2.—Frank I'urtuli-
wheelman, died this morning, making tho
fifth victim of yesterday morning's tug ex,
plosion at Marine City.