MACAON, GEORGIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY ft, 18M5.—TWELVE PAGES.
VOL. LX, NO. i.
INSIDE OF ATLANTA.
COURT WHICH WILL TRY DR.
kta, Janaary 2.—I bad a talk with a man to-
o is thoroughly up on flab. Ho says that tlio
easily run off into tangents. The farm-
ieorgia have an epidemic of carp culture.
i0 poorer fish in nourishment and flavor
ftarp. The only thing in its flavor is that
irstes easily and innumerably. It will thrive
ill pond, or even in a tub. In Germany
oor people raise carp in a tub and feed it the
r al that in this country is fed to hogs. The
the swln* among Ash. It will fatten and
i a tnh like a nig in a pen. Where food is
as it is in Germany and the people so poor
thoro. the carp is a wetoome dish; but in
ntry. where food is plentiful and cheap and
>rer well paid, to propagate carp is like culti*
reeds. In Germany carp is a rotating crop.
thrown up around a half acre, which.
>odcd. is devoted to carp raisiug. The next
water ia drained off and potatoes and cab-
re raised where before carp swam,
orgia there are so meuy better kind*; of fish
carp that there is no good reason for pro-
the carp. The general government could
pend its money In propagation any oi
other kinds of fish than this,
rp has no spirit and it wallows in mud
g. When it bites at a hook and takes it, it
> resistance. That is an Important point,
ih that have spunk, are game, pull hard
and play with spirit at the end of it, i
i hvor and very nutritious,
ks here in Atlanta wish to raiso fish, let
lira the artesian pump water to fill ponds,
pagate speckled trout. Those are game
they would die sooner than live in dirty
ke that from the city waterworks,
ty well to raise speckled trout, and with the
water there Is no reason why there should
dozen ponds in Atlanta very soon.
KICH MANGANESE BEDS.
trgrat Deposits of the llest (Junlity
of MangHneito Are Ours.
a, January A. r. McCutchcon, the
of the State Agricultural Department, haa
report of the manganese beds of Ucor-
lie United States mlnerological report,
angancse deposits of Georgia are confined
rtbwest part of Georgia, where the quan-
rge and tho quality of the best. It is mixed
iren ore. The ma^Kaneso beds are
apping tho hills, and ia easily mined,
that from Georgia is shipped to England,
is used for bleaching purposes and in pic
rro-maugancse,which is used in tho inarm
f steel. Manganese Is a cheap source of
rhich is required in bleaching purposes.
the manganese is used iu preparing
i some of the most extensive hods of
known right here in Georgia, the quality
nganeso being really excellent,
manganese has paloou the wholo better
Vjlithcr mining. Tho most cxtecsivo de
lft discovered in Ooorgia surround * Car-
They are owned and worked by several
companies and by a few individuals.
3atcbeon regards manganesoas oue of tho
•ources of Georgia. ^
Dr. Armstrong's Trial.
a, January 2.—Hov. J. G. Armstrong, pas-
Thlllip’s church (Episcopal) wiD be tried
| of five clergymen of this diocese on the
barges formulated by an inrestiga-
mlttee, for being intoxicated, and visiting
teoumlng a clergyman.
Dr. Armstrong took a list of all
the diocese, and struck off names
at a timo, until only five were
fivo are the court.
*e Reverends Reese, of
Hunter, of Columbus, Fond, of Al
ine. of Kavannah, and Lucas, of , ,
not been determined whether or not the
be admitted to the trial, which will take
chapel adjoining 8t. Philip’s Church
Smith and Senator John W. Davidson, of
are attorneys for Dr. Armstrong. Mr.
»ut of town now; and it ia understood he
up evidence and consulting high ebnrch
of other dioceses as to the rnlea of evl*
modes cf conducting inch Investigations,
istroog’s friends really seem to look for-
he trial as only a righteous vindication.
Not Press Purdee’s Rule Nisi.
a, January 1.—Judge McCay starts for
Tuesday with his daughter who is at*
obable the Judge will be away several
Judgo Thompklns, of counsel for the
ltionlsts. has informed the court that
rt, granted by Judge Pardee, and which
'ay was to have heard January 4. would
ised for the present, if. Indeed, it would
late Tax Receipts for lftft.1.
January 1—Tax receipts on the general
Is levy are f 31,512 less for 188ft, up to De-
. ul Oao, than they were for tho previous
same levy. The recoipts for 1884 up to
31st, were $4101,003, and for 1885 only
The receipts on the special levy of 1-2
illding the capitol, for the pa*t year
$04,001. Pear la entertained that de
ft will be very bard to pet this year for
llnjor Cobb's Annual Raid.
January 2.—Major Lamar Cobb, tress-
i State University, made his auinal
State Treasury to-day, and was success-
iut $30,000; $8,000 annual appropri
ate interest on fifty year bonds, and
renshaw cats Offs Head.
January 3.—Collector Crenabaw, jester-
it notice, cut off the head of Lew Xlorrla
neral storekeeper and ganger. In bis
luted T. J. Waddell, transferred from
lugs, where ue baa been ganger at Eagle
iry at a salary of fifty-two dollars per
new position pays one hundred a month
Booth Crenshaw was in he dismissed
| ook him hack in a few weeks, owing to
f of the man who took Morris's place,
npetent. faithful man, bnt he haa no
Collector Crenshaw ia a derao-
* that to the victor belongs the
i Dark Cloud From Carolina.
January 3.—Mr. R. A. Williams, of the
l Little Bock route, got In from Char-
his morning. He reports an encamp*
|famlllee of negrots on Lucky Hill.near
f waiting to gat transportation to Ar*
• gave the above eminence the name
pli” berauae colored emigrants flock to j
t the Carolina Central railroad, erect j
tents, floor (haa with straw, and j
t the coming of the emigrant agent who j
‘ tniupoR, lb,u to T.iu, Ar '
PRINTING TS3 LAWd.
A General Inquiry nil Around aa to Delay
nnd Other Matters.
Atlanta, January 4.—The law as to when the
State printer shall ha\e completed and published
the laws passed by tho legislature, is:
“That the laws shall be completod and delivered
in the office of tho Librarian of the State within 30
days from tho adjournment of oach session of tho
Legislature. Tho journals shall be printed and de
livered in the office of tho Librarian within 30 days
from the adjournment of each session of the legis
The penalty for non-fulfillment of the law, is
forfeiture of tho contract to do the State printing.
Knowing that the laws are not printed by the
State printer within tbe timo required, but that the
general laws are printed and published within
thirty days after tho adjournment of the Leginla-
rare, by au ouusidv |*u>, •uIuu.mcu by
the (Legislature and subsedized by the State,
I called on Secretary of State Barnett and inquired
the reason for tho procedure. He and Comptroller
Wright and Treasurer Henderson are a commute
uudor the law who have supervision of the State
printing. They give out the contract,
Mr. Barnett said that the reason the terms of the
law were not enforced, is that it is impracticable
for the laws to bo printed within thirty days after
the adjournment of the Legislature, but that it
really mado little difference, as tho general laws
were always published by another party Within the
* Why is it, Mr. Barnett, that Jas. P. Harrison k
Co, as State printers, cauuot issue those general
laws, then, within the required timo, when as pri
vate printers and publishers they do issue them for
this outsldo party; who in tbi ands several other
instances of this kind, happens to he tho superin
tendent of the printing and publishing department
of Jas. P. Harrison k Col”
“I did not know that to be tho case. We liavo
understood that tho laws could not be gotten out
within the time specified by law, and the Legisla
ture has generally provided specially for tho publi
cation of tho general laws, which, of course, took
that from our supervision. The Legislature is re
sponsible for that, and not our committee.”
“Does not the State pay twice for the one setting
np of tho type for printing the general laws}”
“I don’t know that it does. If it does ills wrung
Why do you ask?”
“Becauso Mr. U. H. Cabanlss, who has tho print
ing of tlio spocial edition of tho general laws, is su
perintendent for James P. Harrison k Co., who are
the State printers, and bccauso they published the
general laws for Mr. Cabanlss. Now, as they wiU
have to print those same general laws in the <
pilation of all tho laws, they surely have business
acumen sufficient not to distribute one hundred
and sixty or more pages of type, when
they will use the same matter a few weeks later,
probably they may print their pages ready for tho
book of all laitjs, at the tlmo.that they work off Mr.
Caban is Vs paper back edition. In tbat case, it
would not be fair to expect Messrs, Harrison k Co.,
not to charge for tbe setting of the type for the gen
eral laws. That they get it cheap, or free, is due to
their tact; and they are entitled to the reward of It.”
‘Well, 1 had not looked at it in that light before.
I'll look into that hereafter.”
After the talk with Mr. Barnett I met Mr. Jas. P.
Harrison. This gentleman is one of the frankest
men in the world, ne never has a secret because
it might seem like concealing. Knowing this, I
tackled him. m d.bts full mpunhanslTB asus
warrant my estimation of his character.
“Mr. Harrison, how soon will the laws be pub
“It is Impossible to say.* The journals are nearly
done. The laws will make a book of about seven
or eight hundred pages. I believe tbe law says
that the laws, and journals, too, nrast be ready
within sixty days after the adjournment but of
course, that is impossible? The compiler would
require nearly that tiiuo for his work alone. The
law, when it so limited the time was Intended for,
and it contemplated,.short sessions of thirty or
Certainly there is noteing wrong in all this, but
it does seem that tho Legislature haa boon very lax
If Harrison k Co. can publish tho general laws for
Mr. Cabanlss, they should print them tor the State,
with the understanding that the pages for the book
containing all the laws should be struck off at tbe
same time when the special edition ia run off. This
would save the State paying twice for one setting of
the general laws.
Hurrying up the journals and leaving the laws
till last might suggest to the suspicions a possibility
tbat the delay, however unintentional, mast re
dound to the benefit of the publisher of tho special
early edition of the general laws; for the practi
tioners of law are always so anxious to see the gen
eral laws that they prefer to spend a dollar for the
special edition than to wa.t for the Issue containing
all the laws. The longer the delay in publifhing all
the laws, the greater must be the demand for the
special copy of the general laws. «
As to the propriety of a high clerk of the Legis
lature's being given the job of printing ttys general
laws, there can be no diversity of opinion. Mr.
Cabanlss was reading clerk of the Senate. In that
position he had opportunity of being of - valuable
to senators. Besides, he la a brother of one of
the senators. Of coarse, all who know Mr. Cabanlss
know him to be not only an upright man, but a
religious man; and no one could for a moment
believe that he could barter favors as readiugderk of
the 8enate; but there are proprieties Wirt* the Sen
ate outraged when it forced tbe Job on ope of its
officers. A Governor may appoint bis brother tq
office, bnt U would violate propriety-^I cannot’ say
precedent, for In these latter days, even Democrats
have fallen into the way of nepotism, which civil
service reform tends to reader perpetual. That
Mr. Cabanlss should have been placed in the same
embarrassing position in regard to
general laws, several times, by
by an inconaidetato Senate, ia only a stronger rea
son for my calling the Senators' notice to the In.
delicacy of their gratitude to a faithful officer. No
member of the (■ «ltgf HI* to any post-
tion created by the assembly of which be is a mem
ber. The same principle should prevail in regard
to the clerks especially aa to the higher clsffim. Mr.
Cabanlss, it is understood, shared salaries with the
secretary of the Senate; and that indicates tbat Mr,
Cabaniss was an influential man amo ng the Sena
Mr. Cabaness'e relations with the State printers
cast another tent in the background of tbe picture.
Why he, net a printer or publisher, should have
been pressed into service In a matter of speedy
publication, when u was fair to presume that he
could not have any better facilities for doing the
work than the State printers, is suggestive to aa in.
But aside from all this, In these days of lightning
passes, to aoy tbat a book of *00 or 800 pages can
not be gotten out in thirty days, is a confession of
want of the facilities of aArat-clasa publishing
house. That these facilities ere as a matter of feet
wanting, may be true, for the printing of the Benato
journal was done by tbe Constitution, and It is
probable that the House Journal is also being print
ed by the same office, that both Journals ipay have
the same t> pographlcsl appearance.
Tbe committee of three who have charge of the
pnbUc~printing exercise a discretion in reffitn! to
tbe law as U> the publinlilcg of tbe journals and
laws within thirty days after adjournment of the
Legislature, that the text cf the law does not seim
to warrant. Ia exercising that diecretkm they are
Indirectly responsible for the extra cost for publish
ing tho general laws in special edition.
The law allows Mr. Cabaniss $300 for six hun
dred copies, paper back; of the general laws. He
sells copies to thr- lawyers at $1.00 each; which,
owing to the great number of lawyers in the State,
must net him a nice stun.
There is nothing wrong in the transactions re
ferred to here, so for a* the parties named are con
cerned. There is a carelessness In State affairs
shown In and by them. Tbe blame is with the
A DESPERATE MOONSHINER.
A First Cousin of the Murderer Reck Ar
rested Wednesday Night.
Atlanta, January 1.—Eugene Bock, first cousin
of the murderer by tbe same name, was arrested
last night in Rabun county, on the cherge of Illicit
jUMtilng. An<ntat Riwk was hi snstnriy on the
same charge, and be escaped from the officers. Ev
er since there efforts had been made to rearrest him
Beck is known as a dangerous man. II*. ran last
week from two officers w ho chased him Into am
bush where two other officers met him with cocked
revolvers. Beck had a double-barrel gun with him.
He had threatened to make it warm for any officer
who attempted to arrest him. He was so ensnared
that ho had no chance to use his gun. When he
found himself facing two cock d revolvers,
he threw up both hands and begged the
officers uot to shoot him. When first discovered last
night. Beck was at his old business of illicit work.
Tbe still wr*s captured. Beck and two others also
captured in Rabun county last night are ou tbelr
way to Atlanta.
THE PROHIBITION ELECTION CASE
Atlanta, January 4.—The prohibitionists’ attor
neys demurred this morning before Judge Marshal!
J. Clarke to tbo prayer for mandamus to compel
Crdlnary Calhoun to hear a contest by the votes.
The demurrer was on the ground that the result
having already been declared by the ordinary, a
contest before him could amount to nothing, and
tbat the complainant* bid ample remedy at law
without such au irregular aud necccssarUUy mina
tory proedure as tho prayer for contest.
Judgo Clark said that he was disposed to sustain
the demurrer unless the other sldo had some law to
refer him to that would favor their prayer for mis
demeanors. Tho petitioners reiq*onded that the
merits of tho case had already been fully and
comprehensively argued, that there coni-
be little or no use In repeating
the law and cases. Judgo Clark
therefore sustains the domurrer. The case will
now go to tbe Supreme Court on a bill of exceptions
to Judge Clarke’s ruling in tho petition for in
junction to restrain tho Ordinary from counting tbo
voto and declaring the result
Tho real status of the flght is this. An effort has
been mado in the only openings presenting them
selves to have tho courts decide the constitution
ality of the prohibition act. Judge McCay
doddged it end delivered a homily
on elective franchise. Judge Clark shied and fol
lowed Judge McCay. Tbe Supreme Court Is very
likely to sustain the ruling of tho court below, and
so avoid the only real question: Is tho prohibition
act constitutional? If it does dodge, why, then,
no decision on the question can be had until some
ono whoso license has expired continues thereafter
to soli liquor and make a test case on his violation.
That will bo so late that the game will hardly ba
worth the csmlle. ^ —>•
Atlanta, January 4.—The following notAr Ire pub
lie were commissioned to-day; Laurens county,
Dennis McLendon, 343d district; N. 8. Dixon, 341st;
S. T. Darxey, 344tk; J. I. C. Stanley, 391st; J. L.
Jones, 86th, and John Wilkes, Jr., l,33Hth, and W.
A. Jones, 1.316th district, Calhoun. There were
two jnstlces of the peace appointed; n. A. Gould,
26th district, Glynn couuty, and E. H. Martin, G2Stb,
They Appreciate a Good Thing.'
Atlanta, January 1.—Tbe railroad men here are
right uneasy every morning until t* ey get hold of
the Tklkubaph. They like the (taper and no mis-
THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.
Supreme Court of Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga., January 4—No. A Augusta circuit
No. 1. Augusta circuit Ramlle vs. Stone k Co.
Argued. P. A. Johnson for plaintiff; N. Dutcher
No. 2. Augusta circuit Withdrawn.
No. 3. Augusta circuit National Bank of Angusta
vs. R. K. Cunningham. Argued. F. U. Miller for
plaintiff; Foster k Lamar contra.
No. 4. Augusta circuit Bugg vs. Russell. Argued.
Harper k Bro„ F. U. Miller for plaintiff; Foster k
Lone, Futt k Lockhart centra.
No. 0. Augusta circuit Wilcox vs. McKenzie.
Argued. Twiggs k Verdery for plaintiff; Foster A
Court then adjourned to 10 o’clock a. m. to-mor
Hereafter the court'hours will be from 10 a. m. to
3 p. m.
SHE HAS GOT HER DIVORCE.
The Terribly Mantled Ilody of ■» Hen an
the I-Oke hfirtre lull rood*
1. OlejeUnd (O.l Special,
liie morning about 6 o'clock sever.'/ resi
dents of OlenfBlF, which ie a tmbnrb of tho
city, Walking ou the Lake Shore track
when one of them ataniblcd upon an object
lying on the tiee. Upon examination it woe
found to be tbe terribly mangled remaiun
of a man. ' The leg* and body were fright
fully cut and bruised and the head
won missing from tho trunk. Careful
aeareh along the track for half a mils failed
to diacoror the head. Pieces of the body,
toes ayd lingers were found lying along the
track, and pools of blood iu different places
showed that the engine muet have. struck
him several times. Sections of clothing
ith pieces of flesh attached were indiscrimi
nately scattered aronnd. Late in tho morn
ing the skull, in several different sections,
was found several hundred rods from where
the body was discov- red. In one piece of
hie vest was found a letter addressed to J.
It, Nesl, which stated tbat ths writer had
just applied for a divorce. The letter was
written upon the back of on order blank of
D. McConvilic, a grocer of Steubenville, 0.
It was dated at that plant. This is the only
riue to the identity of tbe body.
Loweu.. Haas., January 4.—Tho Demo
crat's of the common council to-day, with
drew from tho council refuting to take
part in its deliberations, at they claim tbat
Enright, their candidate for presi
dent, was not fairly defeated. Sawyer,
tbo Republican candidate received
twelve Republican vote*, while the count
showed eleven votes for Enright, with one
Democrat voting. An affidavit was read
signed by twelve Democratic members that
they had noted for Enright. The Demo
crats urged a new election, but the Repub
licans refused, os when the vote was an
nounced, Enright made a motion, which
was carried, to make the election unani
mous. Tbe body ia nov without a quorum.
AN INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT
Bis Views as to the Fate or His Rrroinincn
<iat ion* About Silver aud tlie Tariff-
New York, January 3.—Tho World will
to-raorrow publish a Washington despatch
giviug a report of mi interview of its cor-
correapondent with tho preidont.. The
correspondent inquired: '‘Doyon believe
con grown will carry out your recommenda
tion about fcilver? do you not think some
compromise will be tbe acturai retralt ac
The President said he bnd no mean of
knowing whnt would be done. 11 wom a snb-
joct which had now passed beyond his con
trol or direction. Ilo had not the slightest
wish or desire to intluence in any way the
conrideratiou of Cougrew* beyond the ueth-
odH employed by him in directing their at
tention to the Hubjucl through liis official
The President was asked how he regarded
Senator Beck’s speech upon tariff. He re-
My own personal Me* about that is tbat tbe only
r al way to pas* a bill would be to have
House committee charged with
work take up the subject
in a bUMim-M* fashion and modify the present law
in such a way as to help poor people who labor, aud
to take away needless protection from the
few who have grown enordinstely rich at
the expense of many. There are many incongruities
in tariff which could be remedied by looking at the
wholo system from a business standpoint.
Upon tho Hubject of the Senate and the
consideration by thnt body of hi* appoint
ments, the President *iiid:
“I have made no hasty selec
tion of officers, but on the
contrary, have given very much time and investi
gation to the subject, appreciating that very much
depends on the pcnonuci of the government Pos
sibly I may have erred in some instances; but
I am sure they are few, and I have every
evidence that the country in satisfied with it*
new officials. I have no knowledge os to what
course the Hcnato will pursue. Bui I have no ides it
will assume to interfere with the prerogatives t f tie
I have my dutien; it han its duties. Oue thing I
do not believe, and that in, that the United Staten
Senate will spend its time in iinteniug to petty criti
Chuns of appointee, which ooino from disappointed
applicautn for office.
THE HOUSE AND SENATE.
. SHOT HER HUSBAND.
Dldn'nt Know That he Had Changed Ills
Paris (Tenn.) Special.
On Saturday night, about aix
o'clock, Charles Hitter, y arc! master
ut the depot of this point, wm fatally shot
by a douol-barrel ahotguu iu the bund* of
his own wife. Mr. llittcr had been hunting,
returned homo and proceeded to clean his
gun and dre8B Ids captured game. HIb
wife passed during the denning of tho gun
aud stopped aud admired the beauty
of the pride of her husbnnd, his gnn. Mrs.
Ritter then paused from the presence of her
husband, and he subsequently finiabed bin
lobs, returning his gun
house, sitting it on the fl.vor, and told his
Organization of tho limit* Committees—
Iluslnt'ss of tho Two Ilonsea.
Washington, January 1.— A most inter
esting nnd iropoftant feature of tho present
week in the llouKe will be, of course, the
announcement of tho membership of the
IB committees, which will formulate
vprk to be done by the Forty-ninth
f 88. Throughout tho holiday recesa
for Curlkle hurt been busily engaged in
fofadug committees, and to-day he occu
pied one of the rooms at tbe capital, deny
ing himself to all callers, nnd devoted him
self to tho completion of his task. Unless
something unforeseen should happen, the
rnuR of hi* labors will be announced
after the reading. of the journal.
Then, in obmlienco to the order of the
House, the call of the States for the intro
duction of bdli aud resolutions will be re
sumed at the point which it was interrupted
by adjournment for the holidays. The caII
will probably not bo conploted until late
Wednesday afternoon. The 1,001 bills in
troduced the day before the recess were in
troduced by eighty-nine members, an aver
age of over eleven bills to each representa
tive. Should the averago be kept up, nearly^
3,000 additional measures will bo referred'
on Tuesday and Wednesday to the newly
appointed committees. Hoar's presidential
succession bill remains upon the Speaker’s
table. Though an attempt may be made to
pass it by unanimous consent it will in all
likelihood be referred to tue committee
having jurisdiction over its subject matter.
Should this he done, the House will find
itself on Thursday without any business
before it, and an adjournment until Mon
day will probably bo taken to enable the
committees to organize, and to consider
id report proposed legislation.
Thu bill Co fix the salaries of judgea of
tho district court*, and resolutions of in
quiry with regard to tho action of the au
thorities of Dakota constitute the unfinished
business of the Senate, and the committees
of that body are expected to begin work in
earnest during the week, and it is expected
that not mnch legislative work will be un
dertaken in the Senate other than the con
sideration of the two measures named.
Probably a large part of the time of the
Kenatu w ill be spent with closed doors in an
endeuvor to dispose of the great number of
The Number of Fourtfi-ClAM Poet masters
Washington, January 4.—The number of
commissions issued to fourth-class post
masters since tho 4th of March last, is
A LIVELY RAILROAD FIGHT.
One lload Tunnels its Rival and Tears Up
Howell, Mich. January 4.—Thors is
liable to be troublo here over a railroad war
iietween the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North
Michigan and Detroit, Lansing and North
ern railroads. There has been a dispute
about the right of the former road to cross
the latter’s track in extending its line, and
the casewa* brought into court and ap
peals \ It is now pending, on an appeal to
the Circuit (Mart. Yesterday morning a
force of okie hundred and fifty Toledo and
Ann Arbor and North Michigan employes
were brought to the point of the projected
crossing aiulbfgon work, digging under tbe
Lansing road. They made a cut, braced t
up the tracks of tho Lausing road and!
constructed the line of tbe Toledo road
under it. The workers were protected by
an armed force which left when the work
was completed. This morning about five
hundred men were brought on the scene by
the Lansing road people tor the purpose of
filling np the cut. Tbe Toledo and
Ann Arbor men however drove them away,
and then cut the telegraph wires of tbe
Detroit, Lamiing and Northern and tors np
the track for half a mile on each tide of the
ent Traffic on the road between Genoa
and Fowltrville is now interrupted.
The Louisville and Nashville's Karnlngn.
New York, January 4.—The statement of
the Louisville and Nashville road for No
vember fhowa its gross earning* to have
been $r. 123,022; operating expenses, $683,-
3Uo; net earnings, $445,626. There wa*
husband, and he subsequently
lobs, returning his gun to tho hall iu tho
house, Milting it on the floor, and told his
wife that he believed he wouldn't load the
r for four of the children utuiperhig with
Mrs. Ritter agaiu passed from the pres
ence of her husband. After his wife had
gone, Mr. Bitter found that he had only a
shell or two in hi* pocket, nnd concluded
to rid himself of them by just sticking them
into his gun, which he did, *ot the gun
down and pnased into an adjoining room to
recruit the fire, when his wife naased into
the hall, wholly unobserved and unawares
of her hushaud, thought to amuse him by
handling the pride of her husband,
picked the gun to snap
him, when, to her overwhelm
ing surprise, that same unloaded
gnu discharged itself, pouring its entire
charge right into tho shoulder of her hus
band, crushing, the doctors May, the entire
head of the huinens, fracturing the scalpula
aud tearing up the flesh in proportion.
Mrs. Ritter is almost frantic from grief and
anxiety for her husband. They have two
small children and have lived together most
amicably. Mr. Ritter is about 35 years‘of
age and n most exemplary man; was form
erly an engineer ou the Louisville and Nash
ville road from this point to Bowling Green,
but is at present yardmaster at the depot at
this point. The doctors say his condition
is very critical.
Kvfn at a Funeral There was no Time for
A man who was selling washing machines
drove up to a farm houHe in Rhode Island
the other day to find several teams hitched
nt the gate and a number of people within
the houso, aud while ho was hitching his
team tbo owner of tho farm came out and
“Have you cor ie to the funeral?”
“Why, no! L’ any one dead?”
“My wife, Lucinda, lies stretched ir.death
inside, sir. Died two days ago, sud we lure
about to conskn her portal remain.) to
silent tomb. What you got there?”
“Washing machines. . But of oourso I
didn’t dream of a funeral here.”
“Of course not; hut maa cometh up liko
a llower and is cat down. What's the Ag
ger on tho machines?”
“Six dollars each. Excuse my mistake
and I'll drive qil"
“No, you needn't. Jnst come right in
and make yonfoetf at home, and
‘ the cwJepfrfr 1*0'
AN ELECTRICAL SUPPER.
JicMoxviLLE, Fla.. JM>D»y3.— ATiinw- j jiaiii tot construction *22,474—luting ■
Union apwial Mfa: Uy * fire, nuppowd to | bnUne. of *423,162. Thc-e Uguren, com-
hav. been ot incendiary origin, tbo ex tenure I pared with ttiok. of lh« aame month but
•bop. of tho So nth Florida railway at Son-
font, Fla., war. ileaUojed but night with
three locomotive*. Lom 160,000; supposed
year, ahov n decrease in grow receipt* of
*70,774, an increase in operating expense*
of <0,466 and a decrees, in it* rraarT* of
of n procession MI can, and would like to
huvo your rig go to the graveyard. WiU
yon tue half cuh and halt sheep pelta for
"Willingly; bnt I gneas I had better drive
on to town sad come bock to-morrow.”
"Stranger, thin is no time (nr false mod
esty. Come in nnd view tho but remains,
and help tu ting a hymn or two.”
The agent entered, was introdnoed to aU
prceont u "a gentleman selUng the boa*
washing machine,” and tho ooremonies then
went on. He was called upon to start the
hymn, and, a* a reward, was selected aa
one of the pallbearers. When tha proces
sion was ready to start tbe farmer took his
place in the rehiole of the agent, and a red
wagon, loaded with bine washing machines,
hauled the train. Very little was said on
the way to the graveyonl, but as soon us tbe
services were concluded tbe fsrroer mount
ed the wsgon, wiped nwsy nteur and said:
"That's the but of Lucinda, and will it
make uny great difference to you if I put in
a calfskin in place of one of those sheep
S elts? Drive up sharp, now, for we can t
o Lucinda any good, and I wont this trade
off my mind.”
SUICIDE OF A DltUQOIST.
U.PnUslIullat Into Ilia Drain While Ly
ing la Itel III,
Boom, Oa., CjMclal.
This community was terrible shocked this
morning by tbe news that Robert T. Hoyt,
a member of tbo wholesale drug firm of W.
D. Hoyt A Co., had committed suicide by
shooting himself in the right temple. Hr.
Hoyt was a prominent cinaen, and no one
stood higher then bit did. He hid been
confined to bis room for tbe pest two
we*ks,and of late was very mneh depressed.
How he secured the piitol is not known.
He committed tbe deed while his family
was at breakfast, and tbe report of the
weapon was not heard. The dlsoovery was
made by hi* thirteen-year-old daughter, who
went to hi* room to kiss her father good-bye
before going to Sunday-school. Bnelnres
trouble* are beliavad to have prompted the
A Dog u Property.
There have been a number of dog* stolen
in tills community of late. There seems
to be sn idea tbat a min has no right of
property in hi* dog, and there ia no pun
ishment for the perron who entire* one
away. For the information of *11. and as a
warning to kidnappers of dogs, we publish
below from tbe code of Owugia, the law on
this subject as follows:
Code. Mellon MM. AU other damntu animal,
which are flt for food, and ahw a dug, may be ,'ib-
Jecto tif tanesy, and any person or persona
who shall steal any s uch animal or animals shall be
punished aa prescribed In section i310 of thin
flection 4310 provides for punishment by
line not exceeding tl.OUO, imprisonment
not exceeding six months, work on choin-
gung or public works, not excMding 12
months, and any one or more of these
S uniahment* may be ordered in the discre-
on of the judge.
Killed ou the Ball.
Hoirrooifxur, January 4.—As tha south
bound train of tbe Louisville and Nashville
railway, was about four miles from this
city to-nigbt. Dr. D. B. Hamilton, of New
Orleans, fell from the platform of a car.
The trein we* slowing np to cross the Ala
bama river bridge. Hi* heftd struck the
rail and canoed injuries from which be
died in u short time. He war retaining
with bis daughter from Nashville, and they
had in charge and on the train th. body of
bi* daughter’s son, who was accidentally
shot ana killed near this city. Tbe doc
tor's remains were cerri.d on to New
Orleans on the same train.
THE NEW YKAlt'S FEAST GIVEN IN A
Mr. Edison's Chief Electrician Invites »
Few Friends to Bpend an Evening at ■
Bis Home—Ills Guest* Believe
Thor are Dining Below.
New Tort World.
Mr. William Hammer gu»e an e'oetria
■npper to u fsw old classmates on New
Yew’s ere. It was like an evening in
sheoi. Mr. Hammer has been associated
with Edieon, the great electrician, for each
a long time, and has become so steeped in
electricity that it fairly ooxes out St kit
finger tips. .He carries lightning about in
bis pockets as carelessly as a boy would
carry a toad. His pretty little home *t No.
21 Rowland street i* bnilt upon Leyden
jars and batteries and qnear electrical in
ventions, and everything mbont the pbteo
from opening the front wit. to blacking
shoes is done by eleatnaily. Yon can't
walk across the threshold without ringing
bells or sounding barglar alarms, or light
ing the gas, or doing some odd thing that
you never dresuned of doing.
Thursday evening Mr. Hammer bnd all
the hidden wires about his house connected
so as to give bis twenty guests a lively time,
A* far aa outward appearanoe. went, the
parlor* and dining-room looked like any
other well-furnished apartmenU. Bnt hid
den beneath the carpet, end in the walla
and ceilings were strange systems of wire,
and buttobs and signals that mode the,
place like one of the enchanted castles wo
used to read about iu fairy.tale days.
You enter the gate and the boose nppew*
dark, but as your foot touche, the- lower
stoop throe electric light* blase out and the
number of the house appoArs in bright re
lief. The next step set. s bell to jingling,
and the third throws open the door and
lights the gas in tbe hail by electricity,
transmitted by the pressure of the foot.
Inside the hall there is on odd-looking foot
rest attuched to the bet reek, and by prov
ing a button a pair of brashes oome oatand
shine yonr shoes; npsUirs, where yon remove
your wraps, then Is a bedroom that would
be worth a fortune to n luy man. By
touching your head to the pillow the gas
fifteen toet away is extingui.' bed, end by
pressing a knob at the foot of the bed it is
lit again. Octside tbe door tbo clock-work
attachment sounds a drum at the proper
walringtime. anfl if the occupant does not
get np aftor fifteen minute* grace, the bod
rises on iu hind legs and dumps the sleeper
out on the floor.
In the parlors the guesU who had oome
ewly stood about in little group*. Notw dy
sat down, although Ottomans and sofa* and
chairs were scattered through the roooiu.
Every newoomer was oordiaiiy greeted aud
a choir pushed towards • him. If ho wd.
down—as he usually did—the chair eithur
donbled up on him or otarted for tho door •
with him, or disappeared or completely ex
ploded. If hs sat on a » ‘
»t pat out the lights and
i safe, aitl
lenew when 'ue wss safe, although there
were a few apparently safe *e*U. In one of
these Hnmoriat Brown wss telling • very
fuuny story. Hs had left electricity fur
behind, ana just ss he reached the climax a
pretty, funnel-shaped Japanese affair, like a
big dnnce-cap, that ornamented the ceiling
overhead, dropped quietly dowh end cov
ered him up,silently extinguishing the story
and the story-toiler.
Homebody proposed music, and half of a
selection went very nicely on the piano.
But jnst a* every one breams into rented
something seemed to give way, and instead
of strings end drains and bells, and .very
kind of noise-prodaeing implement. Bat
tbe wont came in the (lining room. Aboai
11 o'clock the twenty guests sat down to a
table loaded with the usual delicacies. At
the head a figure of Jupiter preside I. At a
signal the gnat god began to talk
(unonographically), and made a welcome
address. He wore eleotrio light* for shirt
studs, a bibnloas red light for a nose, and
hi* green eyre had the snap of lightning in
them, while bine bolls blared from hi*
Th. table seemed bewitched. Tonch a
knife or fork and it put out the light, and
introdaced queer sight*. Put yonr spoon
into a dish of cream and it flared np in
great columns of green or red flames many
feet high, like s fountain of lire. Reach for
on innocent-looking nandwieh and it rang a
bell inaidr, where the meat ought to Be.
Try to pick np sn onngs and a dram beat
inside. Help yourself to padding, and tb.
dish and all slid silently into the gnat un
known. Aak for Mnlnga grapes and find
that an electric light Hashed from each on*
as yon palled the stem. Poor a glass of
lemonade and it waa tnoindeecent and (nil
of fire s* it touched your lip*. And y*l
everything wo* good to eat and the coffee
ss cooked by electricity.
And when the little olook tinkled out 12,
ushering in the new year, and tbe chi in is
from the distant churches came reftiy into
the room, pandemonium seemed to hsv*
changed places with the modest dining
room. Two big cannon unexpectedly went
off with a suddenness that rolled every man
back from the t*hle, tbe lights disappeared,
gongs under each chair best a tattoo and
two bricks dropped off tbo chimney. For
a few minntes every malignant noise ever
invented waa piled on top of one another,
and then silence and the light* earns back,
and anpper waa resumed a* calmly a* if
such a uiing as a score had never here
known. . , ,
After snpr m eleo'n'’ lira-works sn l pho
nograph experiment* and a luminous
chamber of horrors sent the guests home
with a bewildered felling that somehow they
bad been living half a century ahead of the
Th. Booth Carolina Prrahjtory Opposes
Cqaslkstox, 8. 0., January 4.—At • spe
cial meeting of the Charleston Presbytery
to-nigbt, resolutions wev adopted declaring
DrSas. Woodrow unfit to teach in the
Theological Herainary oa account of hi* «vo-
lntion theory, and directing th. theological
students under the care of th# pre.bju>ry
to withdraw from the seminary, ^s reso
lutions were adopted by a Vote of 18 to 20.
A strong protest was filed by Dr. Brackett
and J. Adftor Smith.
A Strike Kpreadlaf.
Chicago, Janaary A—The strike at Mjus-
well Bro*\ box factory is spreading. Tbi*
morning twenty-fire man employed in tha
planing mill refused to go to work. They
bare no special gttevane* and •*“** “**°"
ia based on sympathy wito Uro striking
nailer*. Thirty-fir* non-union nailers went
work in the factory this morning. They