A SUNDAY’S ROW.
CLINT COCHRAN AND JOHN AII8T1N
ON THE WAR PATH.
Pistols snil asst Flourished, But Blood
shed Prevented—Besistlnj the Police and
Outrageous Conduct—A Horse Baoo or six
Tears Ago the Cause o: the Trouble.
The peaceful Sabbath in Athens was
disturbed by onu of the most disgrace
ful rows that has ever occurred in 'our
city, and for a time it threatened serious
g. trouble. It seems that John Austin and
* Clint Cochta , both colored rai n, had
wager of (5 as to which hone won in
race made between Randall Brown,
well-knbwh ebony sport of Athena, and
a white man from tower Oglothorpe
named Goolsby, that took place sixycars
ago. The bet was made three days be
fore'the difficulty, and the part es met at
the house of Cochran, roarb! Hr. J. II
Rucker’s, to decide it. Austin claimod
that he won, and a dispute followed,
that resulted in John accusing Clint of
being the lineal descendant of an unreg
istered canine. Uoohran gathered his
pistol, and was preparing to bore ' an
uugcr hole through his insulter, when he
'Austin) left for home, but soon returned
with a double barrelled shot-gun on his
shoulder, loaded with buckshot and ms't-
ing the most deadly threats. Mr. DaTe
Kenney, who lived near, had his atten
tion attracted by Ihe row, and telephoned
to the police. Capt. Oliver and Officer
Goodrum hastened to the scene of tho
disturbance; When Austin saw them
coming ho hid his gun, and took refuge
in the house of I'henia Thomas, near at
hand. He was arrested without resist
ance. The prisonor was then left in
charge of Policeman Goodrum, and Capt.
Oliver went on to Cochran’s house and
- arrested him. Cochran was quiet, -ami
readily submitted to the officer. In the
meantime, Capt. Oliver was notiHed that
Austin was resisting Mr. Goodrum, and
leaving Cochran in the hands ,of Mr.
Kenney, be ran to tho relief of Mr.
G. He found them insido of I’henia
Thomas’ lot, and Austin was trying to
get into tho house to. secure his gun,
that he had secreted thcro. As soon ns
Capt Oliver reached ths scene, ho grab
bed Austin by ono ann, and with the
assistance of Mr. Goo Irani, dragged him
out into the street the prisoner resisting
the while with all the strength at his
command. The prisoner was then car
ried to the calaboose, with considerable
trouble, as Atistin was fronzistl with li
quor, and fought to ,ho end. Not con
tent with for. ible resistance, tho fel
low used the most vile and abusive lan
guage to Capt Oliver nnd Mr. Goodrum,
and refused to be quiet even while ladies
were passing. Yesterday morning, how
ever, ho was very pouitent, and said he
did not know wlmt lie was doing the
previous evening, as he wa3 beast’y
drunk. The cases will be bopkedagainst
him, and the extent of the law doubtless
meted out by the Mayor, as his conduct
was most outrageous. Cochran gave
bond and was released. He was very-
quiet and orderly, after the appearance
of the officers. The cases will be heard
this afterndon at 3 o'clock. After ’the
city is through with Austin he will be
turned ovqr to the State to be dealt with,
and the probability is that he will be
elected to*s long term in the chain gang.
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL.
Cases Booked for the Mayor s Matinee this
' Mr. Wallace came into the city, Sun
day, and had a case booked against Mr.
John A. Carithors, who keeps a store and
wqgon yard at the fork of the Islington
mad, for cursing out and abusing him. It
seems that Wallace rented a bouse from
Carithera, and refused to vacate the same
when ordered, hence the row.
Laura Burch, a colored datpsel, pre
ferred charges against a white man
named Grier, who does business at Mr.
J. H. Dorsey’s old store in East Athens,
for using profano language to her. It is
rumored that there are some naughty
disclosures connected with this case,
that are not very creditable. All will
probably come out to-day.
Jim* Johnson, a colored Jehu, had hia
name enrolled at the police barracks for
disorderly conduct on the street Sunday
AH the abow cases will be tried this
afternoon at 3 o’clock. No extra charge
for reserved seats. '
Mr. Sam Hunter and family attended
camp meeting at Bethlohem, in Wilton
Rev. Simon Potor Richardson preached
s lively sermon Sunday morning. Danc
ing was his them). |
Miss Gipsey McDaniel was at Bcthls-
hem camp gto and on Sunday. She has
many admirers everywhere she gees?
Mr. Allen Arnold, from Monroe,
prominent lawyer in Walton, is attend
ing Bethlehem camp meeting.
A. P. Henley, Esq., has just retarded
from a visit to Greene county. He visit
ed the Pork section of that grand old
county, and says the prospects were
n ver bettor for a great yield of cropa.
Jug Tarern bad a full quota of peopio
at thecMup-meeting, Sunday.
- Bob Crawford, who has returned from
Walton, says thst crops all along tho
line are excellent. Cotton is in fine con
dition and corn is about insured.
Miss Lucie Winter end Miss Lula Al-
esniidvr, of Augusta, passed J through
Atlanta Saturday, en route for North
Georgia, wWe they will visit Miss Josie
Martin, of Clarendon, the lovely summer
home of Mrs.LOcas.
Rev, David R. Butler died in Madison,
Sunday morning. He had been promi
nent i.t state affairs and had many warm
Mrs. Walter M. Jackson, of Augusta,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. W. Thom
as, of Atheis.
J. B. Holiingsworth, a popular Augus
ta boy, passed through tho city yester
day on his way home.
Professor W. W. Lumpkin, of Means
high school is expected norac in Atlanta
in a few days from Martha'a Vineyard,
Mass., where he has been for a couple
of months attending the institute of elo
cution, held by teachers of elocution
throughout tho United States.
Talk of a flue hotel at .Jpg Tavern is
heard in that section. Capt. Norman’s
school there is the pride of the country.
Rev. Robt Adams, of Eatonton, the
Presbyterian evangelist, preached in
Augusta on Sunday.
Mr. EFT. Shubriek, deputy superfn
tendent of tho state penitentiary, passed
through Athens yesterday on his way to
Smith's convict camp. He is one of the
state's best officers.
Mr. L. W Scoville has retired from
tho Kimball Uouso management. The
tirm now is iteerman, Thompson & Co.
Mr. Joe Orr, who baa been North on
business for two weeks was back at his
office yesterday. He is one of the solid
men of Athens, and represents the bus
iness outlook u first class.
Yesterday's rains wore refreshing and
serviceable. Come aga'n s’mofhcr day.
Mr. 8. Elliott Moore who delighted bis
friends with his genial presence, left Ath
ens yesterday afternoon. He is doing
some fine work on tho Mississippi levees
nnd makes a success of his calling. lie
behoves with hundreds of others that
thcro is no place like Athens.
Mr. John D. Metl his returned from
A t'anta, where he tcok prominent part
in the annual convention of - the S. A. E.
Master Clarence Rowland, of Augusta,
who has been spenuingsome weeks with
his friend, Master Nesbit Wright, in Ma
con, left yesterday morning for Athena,
to visit his brother, Mr. William Uow-
GEORGIA, TUESDAY MORNING, ’AUGUSI
AN OLD MAN TALKS
i COLLEGE BOY
Death of Frank Bryant In the Oconee—
Washed over the Factory Dam and Dash
ed to Death «i the Presence of a Vast
Concourse of Paopto-A Darla* Attempt,
Equal to Swimming the Whirlpool Kap-
A BOSS It) BOYCOTTED.
A OOWABDLT ACT’
Turo of the train hands on Capt Cos's
train on tht North-Eastern railroad bad
a difficulty, and while ono Whs stooping
down to pick up a piece of waste tho
other struck him several severe blows
- over the head with a conpling pin.
Trouble In th • Weaver Boom In Princeton
Rumors rcochcd the city yesterday of
trouble among the hands of tho Prince
ton factory. Inquiry showed that it was
not a strike, as the wages were not in
volved, nor was it a Knights of Labor
complication. It seems thst some .differ
ences arose between the hands in tho
weave room, and the boss of that room.
That peigon declared that if a majority
of the weavers opposed him he would
Yesterday morning a vote was taken
among ths weavers, and a majority, it is
Slid, sustained the boas. Later in the day,
howerer, hands in the other room took
up the trouble, and declared thst if the
weaver boss was retained they would
leave the taetcry.
Dr. Hamilton heard of the trouble and
went out to prince ten yesterday after
noon. It is not yet knoarn what will be
the outcome of the trouble.
Princeton factory employs about 90
hands, although a much smaller number
is concerned in these differences. The
first trouble cropped out on Saturday.
Tho other day the conversation turned
on the whirlpool cranks at Niagara,
where a man, for tho sake of notoriety,
risked his life. An old citiaen remarked
the some thirty years ago ho witnessed
in this city, a feat as hazardous as any
over attempted at other places, and it re-
salted fatally to the daring adventurer.
Heavy reins had raised the Oconee river
to an unusual height, and it was far be
yond its bounds. The water swept over
the factory dam with fearful force; and
the timbers floating down the fiver were
handled like straws by the angry torrent.
Tho velocity and farce of the water were
so great, even in ths usually tranquil
pond, that it aeemed impossible for any
living thing to exist in them without
having the breath dashed from tho body.
The banks of the river were crowded
with people who had congregated to see
the flood, and stood fascinated by its
■' rrifle grandeur. At this instant the
n3ws spread that two young men intend
ed to attempt the perilous feat of rowing
a boat across tho pond, and when it was
herrd that tho daring and reckless Frank
Bryant was one, there was no surprise.
The pair were urged not to undorbko so
foolish and perilous a feat, and the dag
ger pointed out. This only seemed to
enthuse Bryant the more, and withjqdgn
Chariton, of Savannah, then a school-boy,
he started on the voyage. This was in
May, 1853. The bridges then were not
suspended across tho rirer as now, but
pillare were built in the stream, did at
nearly every high water they were car
ried away. The upper bridge had gone,
and ita timbers lodging against the lower
bridge, had destroyed thst also. It was
Saturday morning, and the pair of ad
venturous students, by going above the
bridge timbers, did manage 4o got nearly
across, when a ra f t struck the boat and
enpsized it, turning both young men into
tho river. They were both good swim-
mere, however, and managed to reach
tho shore, drenched to the skin. - But
they were in a bad fix—with a roaring
river between thorn and their landing.
id no me-ns of erox ing. Bryant aid
not hesitate long, and challenged Charl
ton to awim to the opposite shore with
him. Cbsrlfon was the most pradont of
the two and declined Intake such a risk.
"Then I will swim across alone!’’ was
Bryant’s reply, as ho proceeded to butte i
tightly his coat oger his breast He
stood out boldlv. heading np the stream,
but tho strong current drifted him down
in spite of hia utmost exertions. He
made desperate struggles to breast the
cureent, but he was carried into the mid-
dlo of the stream, and washed against
a raft formed from the dobris of tho brid
ges and lodged againt a central pier. The
spectators with horror saw him sucked
beneath this reft, and he next reappeared
below; but his movements showed thst
he bad been badly hurt or stunned by
tho timbers, and was completely at the
mercy of the flood. Tho crowd upon the
banks were powerless to aid the rash
victim of hia own daring, and they could
only with blanehad cheeks and bated
breath watch him carried onward toward
the dam. As this raging cataract was
neared, the doomed man realized his dan
ger and his every movement showed the
fear that was in . him. At last tho dam
was reached and Bryant struck the tim
bers first with his teat The waters then
seemed to lift him up,and headforemost,
madly dash him over the brink and upon
the rocks below. This was the lest seen
of the anfortanate young man that day,
as the raging water prevented any search
for the body. Sunday afternoon,'whon
tho rain bad subsided, the bruised and
mangled body of Frank Bryant was
found lodged on the little ialand just be-
iew the factory, wedged la among a raft
of litter. The remains wen carried to
the old Newton House on a litter and
sent to the home of the unfortunate
youth, n Bryan county, Gs.
The Colored Population of Athens Close
One of Their Own Academies.
The Board of Education rented tho
Primitive Bkptist oharcii building, in
Cobbham, as a free school for tho col
ored people, and had gone to somo $50
expenso toward fixing up ths room. The
Board had secured consent from tho
white officers of tho church, but to their
surpriso the colored members notified
this body that they would protest
against such uso of their church, and
posted a notification to that effect and
nailed up the door. Tho Board of Edu
cation lure dona everything in their
power to'secure a*building in which to
open another school for the colored poo-
ple, but there-are members of this race
who aeem determined to prevent it
Even a lease of Knox Sohool was frus
trated. These gentlemen lay they will
not bother any more over the matter, and
the negroes Bare only . themaelvea to
blame for losing one of their schools.
There are reports out that all manner
of swindlea have been practiced by these
people, in order to get their children
free tuition—pupils under and over age
having beenontered, and oven children
living without the corporate limits.
The Board decided yesterday to de
mand admittance to tha Primitive Bap
tist church, or a return of the money
expendod by them in improvements. In
the meantime, unless cither the Knox
School or A* Primitive Baptist church
is turned over to the Board, or’y three
hnndrcd ami fifty colored scholars will
bo adm’ttcd until the new school bouse
is completed, no other space being
We lesrn iust a proposition will be
made from the colored peopio to the city
council, that if the Knox Academy is
bought, at a coat of $2,500, and a a mall
addition made, that they will not ask for
any other building. Th s s wilt be a sav
ing nf about $3,1X 0 to the city, and will
probably be accepted.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Ms for the Least Honey!
THE AUGUSTA STRIKE.
Propos'd Revision of tie Far Bolls for the
Acoubta, Gs. Aug. 29.—Boforo ths ar
rival of Secretary Tumef a committed
was appointed from tho Manufactuers’
Association to compare and revise the
pay-rolls, and to fix salaries. Tho hitch
in the arbitration with Mr. Turte
stopped them in their work. Since the
agreement was declared off .they have
again gone to work. They will finish
their work early next week, and will
submit the schedule of prices as made
out by the Manufacturer’s Association if
they are adopted. The manufacturers
will advertise for hands of all and any
kind-to go to work acco-ding to the
schedule of the Manufacturers’ Associa
tion. The schedule may be accepted by
the present employees.
Imperial Bread always
on hand at Moore & Elder’s.
Prof. 8. P. Orr will open his select
school for bovs and young men, Sept.
8th. It will be at the corner of Mr. J.
R. Crane’s lot, and this well-known
teacher will prepare young men for the
lower classes of the University. Ho ia
an excellent teacher, and should com
maud a fine school
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Calf and gefT bread tick
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• : V- ; ‘ A KCB SHOWS*.
- Last evening a delightful rain fell, that
cooled the air and-was of inestimable
benefit to crops. The seasons have been
Albert Glenn, son of Margaret and Hh^foreblo as one coojd ask.
Thomas Glomi. died in Athens, Ga, Aug/
23th, 1H88. lie was highly -thought
and loved by all who knew him.
OH THE JURY.
THS GEORGIA MIDLAND FKEIIDENT.
. Atlanta, August 28.—Captain Seaton
Grantland, president of the Georgia Mid
land railroad, was in tha city to-day, and
visited the Telegraph bureau. He left
on the Air Line this afternoen for New
York, tthereT ho goes to look after im
portant business tor his road. Ho thinks
the road will bo
There Is a good stand of turnip* this
year, and large patches are town.
Cotton ia opening very fast. On red
land the crop is evcellent ■
A great deal of nice fodder has been
saved, that sells at 80 cents per r.).
It is estimated that Mre. Rutherford’s
prise ten of corn will make about 75
Field peas are making very (kit, and a
fine crop is promised.
A third more small grain will be sow-1
ed this year than formerly.
| Cotton has retained nearly s’J th* forms
thus far took otte-aomething unusual.
■You can buy good hay on th* itreetat |
fonts per 100.
TheLespedeza ia being ent for hay
[awl it make* a good feed for stock whon
In stock law counties th* breed of
stock is improving very bat
Th* finest atrain* of Asiatic fowls arc
being crossed oa our common dunghillr,
Ljl over tho countr/.^^^^^^^B
Tho ewoct potato crop is only moder
ate this fall. There has been too much
dry weather for the reoUgjy-
LAND TO BEST.
Mr. W. :L Jonoz, Jr., offors for rent
small tracts some new land in Clarke
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