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A GOOD MAN DIED SUDDENLY.
Mr. George H. Crump, of Augusta,
Ga., died suddenly in that city, on last
Tuesday morning. He had only a few
minutes before gone into his office, to
enter upon his day’s business. Heart
failure was the trouble. Mr. Crump
was a gentleman of high character, of
excellent business qualifications, and
was highly esteemed by all who knew
him. A good man and modal citizen
is gone. We are sorry for such loss.
Our sincere sympathy goes out to his
TIORE ABOUT SERGEANT PIOORE
Mr. George A. Webster received the
following letter, and handed it to The
Georgia Record, as a sequel to the
article we published two weeks ago,
about Sergeant W. R. Moore:
Atlanta, Nov. 13, 1899.
Geo. A. Webster, Lieutenant Co.
G, First Georgia Cavalbt, At
lanta, Ga. :
Dear Sib—Permit me, in behalf of
myself, my brothers and sisters, to
thank you for the kind expressions in
reference to my dead brother, made by
you in your communication published
in The Georgia Record,Oct. 28th,last.
We have no words that will express
our gratitude to you. He was a noble
boy and fell in a cause that will always
be dear to us. We appreciate it all the
more, coming from one who knew him
and fought by his side. Your state
ment of the two incidents cited, are
correct, as stated to us by our brother.
The Federal soldier captured was
"■ 1 T l .- 1 -.., «...<! w.s a member of
the First Illinois Cavalry. He and
my brother exchanged addresses,
agreed to write to each other after
the war was over, should they
be fortunate enough to live through
it. Just after the war a letter came
to the Rome postoffice, directed to
Sergeant Wm. R. Moore. My father
received the letter, my brother being
dead, and for some length of time
kept up the correspondence. After
wards my father died, and I do not
now remember the address of Mr.
Parker, neither have we been able to
find any of the letters. This man
Parker, on recognizing my brother in
jail at Knoxville, wber ■ he and his
comrades, Joe Hammond and Harrison
Waters, were confined, made a person
al appeal to the officers in charge of
the prison to be kind to my brother
and to give him the best to eat that
the place afforded, assuring them that
he, Parker, was kindly treated at the
hands of my brother when a prisoner.
Harrison Waters died a few years
after the war, near Rome, Geor
gia. Joe Hammond was alive
in 1875 or 1876, and lived in
Scott county, Tenn. Ido not remem
ber his postoffice address. I mention
the name of Mr. Waters, as you had
failed to mention him in your article.
He was with Hammond and my brother
on that perilous expedition, was cap
tured, and suffered in common with
them. Again thanking you, I am,
Very tiuly, your friend,
Jake C. Moobb.
' STAFF OFFICERS OUT.
Charge In Fourth Georgia Regiment
Causes Their Release.
All the staff officers in Brunswick of
the Fourth Georgia regiment received
a letter Wednesday from Colonel
Wooten, asking them to resign their
This was done on the part of Colonel
Wooten on account of the Brunswick
Riflemen being transferred to the
First Georgia regiment.
The colonel said in his letter that it
was with much regret that he had to
ask them to resign, but as Brunswick
was no longer in his regiment, he
would be comrelled to appoint staff
officers in the cities of which his regi
ment is made up.
New Railroad For Texas.
The attorney general of Texas has
approved the charter of the Houston,
Brazos and Northern railway. This is
the corporation which has acquired all
the premises and rights of way, fran
chises and property formerly owned
by the Texas Western.
GEN. LOGAN KILLED IN BATTLE
FELL WHILE CHANGING FILIPI/NOS
AT HEAD OF BATTALIO/N.
Engagement Was Most Stubbornly Con
tested of the Entire War.
A cable dispatch received at the
war department Tuesday announced
that Major John A. Logan, Thirty
third volunteer infantry, had been
killed in a fight in Luzon. He was
leading his battalion in action. He
was a son of the late General John A.
Logan, of Illinois, and Mrs. Mary A.
Logan, now a resident of Washington.
He leaves a widow and three children,
who are at present residing at Youngs
The news of Major Logan’s death
reached the war deparment in a cable
gram from General Otis, under date of
Manila. The information came to Gen
eral Otis through a report from Gen
eral Wheaton describing the battle on
Sunday, the 12th instant, near San
Jacinto, between the Thirty-third in
fantry, to which Major Logan was at
tached, and 1,200 intrenched insur
Major Logan fell at the head of his
battalion, which he was gallantly
leading in a charge. His command
succeeded in routing the insurgents,
who left eighty-one dead in the
trenches. Besides Major Logan, six
enlisted men were killed, while Cap
tain Green and eleven men were
The news of Afajor Logan’s death
was conveyed to his mother, Mrs.
John A. Logan, by a personal note
from Secxetary Root, sent by Major
Johnson, assistant adjutant general.
Mrs. Logan was prostrated by the
shock, but later in the day recovered
her composure, and driving down
town communicated with young Mrs.
Logan at Youngstown, 0., over the
long distance telephone.
Fiercest Battle of the War.
A description of the battle in which
Gen. Logan was killed is given in the
following advices from Manila:
The Thirty-third infantry, in one of
the sharpest two-hour engagements of
the war, with an equal force of insur
gents, five miles from San Fabian,
Saturday, lost one officer and six men
killed and one officer and twelve
The Americans captured twenty-nine
Filipinos and 100 rifles and found
eighty-one insurgent dead lying in the
trenches and rice fields. Many more
Filipinos doubtless were killed or
General Wheaton was informed that
the enemy was gathering at San Ja
cinto for the purpose of preventing ■
the caravans from controlling the road I
from Dagupan north whereby Aguin
aldo might retreat. The Thirty-third,
Colonel Howe commanding, nnd a de
tachment of the Thirteenth with a gat
ling gun, Hoeland commanding, were
sent to disperse them. The troops
encountered the worst road ever found I
in the island of Luzon.- There was n
succession of creeks, whose bridges
the Americans had to stop and repair,
and miry ditehes, and at certain
places men and horses struggled waist
deep in quagmires. A hundred sol
diers had to drag the gatling gun part
of the way, the horses being useless.
Shiirpsliaoterg Get In Their Work.
The insurgents opened the fight two
miles from San Jacinto, while the lead
ing American battalion was passing a
clump of houses in the midst of a co
coauut grove knee deep in mud. The
Filipino sharpshooters,hidden in trees,
houses and a small trench across the
road, held their fire until the Ameri
cans were close to them. When they
began firing other Filipinos opened
fire from thickets, right and left, fur
ther away. The insurgent sharpshoot
ers picked off the officers first. Five
of the Americans who fell wore shoul
der straps or chevrons.
But the Thirty-third never wavered.
Its crack marksmen knocked the Fili- ;
pinos from the trees like squirrels and I
the Americans rushed the trench,leav- I
Ing four dead insurgents there. The I
STOCK IS CUT DOWN.
A Receiver Will Conduct Exchange
Bank at Athens, Oa.
The stockholders of the Athens,Ga.,
Exchange bank met Monday morning. •
Tho experts have not finished their ex
amination and no definite report could
A committee from the directors re
ported that the capital stock has been
reduced from 875,000 to 845,000.
The discrepancy in the accounts
amounts to between $14,000 and $15,-
The stockholders decided to place
the bank into the hands of a receiver
and Mr. A. S. Pariser will be the per
regiment then deployed under fire
with Major John A. Logan's battalion
in the center; Major Cronic’s on the
right and Major Marsh’s on the left.
The skirmish line, which was a mile
long, advanced rapidly, keeping up a
The Filipinos made an unexpectedly
good stand, many of them remaining
under cover nntil the Americans were
within twenty feet of them. Major
Marsh flanked a trench full of insttr
gents, surprising them and slaughter
ing nearly all of them before the
town. The gatling killed five of the
force holding the bridge and swept
the country beyond the town, driving
about 150 Filipinos into the hills.
Marsh's battalion, entering the town
first, captured a flag, which was flying
over a convent. The insurgents are
supposed to have retreated toward
Dagupan. It was impossible to pur
sue them, as the Americans were ex
hausted and their supply of ammuni
tion was low. The outposts killed five
Filipinos during the night. The body
of the Filipino lieutenant colonel com
manding was found among the killed.
The regiment retired to San Fabian
Sunday, it being impossible to get
supplies over the roads.
A proclamation of the Filipinos’
secretary of war was found in all the
villages giving accounts of Filipino
victories and saying 7,500 Americans
had been killed and 15,000 wounded
during the war.
SOLD DEAD BODIES.
Memphis Undertaker Did Big Busi
ness In “Cadavers.”
Four zinc-lined trunks, such as are
used by traveling men to carry sam
ples, each containing a corpse, were
taken from the baggage room at the
union station at St. Lonis, Tuesday,
and E. D. Thompson, a brother of
Frank Thompson, who says he is city
undertaker at Memphis, Tenn., is un
der arrest Charges against Thomp
son are being formulated. For some
time the police have been aware that a
traffic in human bodies has been going
on through St. Louis and have been
on the watch for evidence.
When taken to police headquarters
' Thompß£j,,madej»Llean breast of the
■ whole affair. Tldaaidhe had the con
tract for burying the city dead of
Memphis. For some time he had been
■ selling the bodies to medical colleges
throughout that part of the country.
PHOSPHALE LAND DEALS.
Valuable Property Changes Owner
ship In Tennessee County.
An interesting review of the sale of
phosphate land in Columbia, Tenn.,
is given by The Chattanooga News,
from its special correspondent.
The sales of phosphate lands within
the last two weeks have amounted to
about $125,000. One of the places
sold was the Orr farm, near Mt. Pleas
ant. There are about 300 acres in the
farm, and it brought $75,000. It is
estimated that there are not more than
100 acres containing phosphate rock,
of consequence, on the farm. The
price paid for the rock proper, there
fore, was something like $750 an acre.
This will give the public some con
ception of the value now placed upon
phosphate lands in the district.
ALMOST A SAM HOSE.
Farmer Brained With Ax and His
News reached Columbus, Ga., Tues
day, of a case in Harris county, which,
for fiendish coldbloodedness and de
liberation, almost equals the notorious
Sam Hose case, near Newnan.
Sunday night Mr. Bartlett Horn, a
well known and highly respected
farmer of Harris county,was assaulted
by a negro named Will Stapleton, who
struck him on the head three times
with an ax, crushing his skull and in
flicting probably fatal injuries.
The negro’s purpose iras robbery,
and he was successful in this, securing
$65. It is thought had it not been for
the timely arrival of neighbors the
second chapter of the Sam Hose case
woold have been enacted, as Mr.
Horn’s wife was in another room,
A L ACK OF FUNDS.
.Tany League Island Navy Yard Eiid
A general reduction of the force of
the department cf construction and
repair at the League Island navy yard
at Philadelphia has been made. Os
the 380 employes 102 have been dis
charged, and it is believed that more
will follow. The discharged men in
clude shipwrights, ship fitters, paint
ers, shipsmiths, joiners, plumbers,
boat builders and laborers.
Naval Constructor Linnard says the
reason for tho cut down is a lack of
funds to keep all the men employed,
although there is plenty of work for
the full force.
A Nitro-Glycerine Magazine Blows
Up and Causes Death and
A magazine used by the Bradford
nitro-glycerin factory to store the ex
plosive, located two and a half miles
east of Gibsonburg, Ohio, exploded
Monday afternoon. The shock was
heard in towns within a radius of forty
miles and the effects of the explosion
in the immediate neighborhood were
The magazine was located in the
woods a quarter of a mile from any
dwelling, and this alone prevented
greater loss of life.
Benjamin Card, driver of a stock
wagon, had brought a load of 720
quarts of nitro-glycerin from the fac
tory at Bradford and was unloading it
when the explosion occurred. Just
how it happened will never be learned.
Card and the two horses driven by him
received the full force of the explosion.
He was blown almost to atoms, only a
few shreds of his body being found
and pieces of horse flesh were hurled
It is supposed that Card had a com
panion, but this is not positively
known. The explosion made a hole
seven feet deep in the solid rock and
trees in tho vicinity were torn to
splinters. People within a mile of the
place were knocked dowm, pictures
torn from the walls, dishes thrown out
of cupboards, windows shattered and
houses moved from their foundations.
All the windows in Gibsonburg were
broken. There were about 1,500
quarts of glycerin on the wagon and
in the magazine. Card lived in Brad
ford, 0., and left a family. The shock
was distinctly felt at Tiffin, forty miles
GROWTH OF THE SOUTH.
List of New Industries Established
the Past Week.
The new industries reported during
the past week include, among the
more important, 200-ton blast furnace
in Tennessee; a carriage factory in
North Carolina; coal mines and coke
ovens in West Virginia; a construction
company in Arkansas; a $200,000
eotton mill in Mississippi; cotton
seed oil mills in Alabama, Missis
sippi and Texas; a creamery and
eold storage plant in Arkansas; an
electric light plant in Mississippi;
flouring mills in Tennessee, Texas
and Virginia; foundries and machine
shops in Alabama, Tennessee and Vir
ginia; a gas retort manufacturing com
pany in Alabama; a harness factory in
Tennes»ee;a handle factory in Alabama;
an ice factory in Florida; an ice and
cold storage plant in Arkansas; lum
ber mills in Alabama, Arkansas, Mis
sissippi, Tennessee and Virginia; lig
nite mines in Texas; phosphate plants
in Alabama and Florida; a planing
mill in Tennessee; a shingle mill in
Alabama; a stave factory in Georgia.—
Tradesman (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
DECLARED TO BE FRAUDS.
Four Pension Associations Are Barred
From the Mails.
Officials of southern first-class post
offices have received a statement from
the pcstoffice department in regard to
the organization of associations for
the purpose of agitating the question
of pensions for the ex-slaves aud their
The department investigated the
“ex-Slave Petitioners’ Assembly,” of
Madison, Ark.; the “ex-Slave Mutual
Relief, Bounty and Pension Associa
tion” and “Vaughan’s National ex-
Slave Pension Club Association,” of
Nashville. The report made on these
investigations is that the three organi
zations named were operating through
the mails systematic schemes to de
fraud. The department prohibits the
delivery of all mail addressed to these
MORE MEN FOR WHITE.
British Re-Enforcements Are Finally
Landed at Cape Town.
A dispatch from Cape Town to the
war office in London announces the
arrival there Monday of the troop ship
Armenian,with three batteriee of artil
lery and ammunition column, and the
troop ship Nubia, with Scots Guards
and half a battalion of the Northamp
tonshire regiment. This brings the
♦otal number of re-enforcements to 12,-
802, of which about 6,000 are already
on the way to Durban.
M’HUGH PLEADED GUILTY.
Ex-Mayor of Pensacola, Fla., Receives
n Heavy Sentence.
A Pensacola, Fla., dispatch says:
Ex-Mayor Pat McHugh, against whom
several charges were pending in the
criminal court for malfeasance in office
in 1897, and who returned home a few
days ago and gave bond, appeared be
fore the court Monday morning and
lu one case for maliciously threat
ening to accuse, he was sentenced to
pay a fine of SSOO, but this sentence
On the charge of conspiracy he was
sentenced to one year in the county
jail or to pay a fine of SSOO and costs.
The third case was nol prossed.
ON THE ROCKS
Vessel Wrecked In Unchartered Wa
ters Off Luzon Island.
ALL THE CREW SAFE.
Admiral Watson Sends Particu
lars of the Mishap.
Advices received from Manila state
that the U. S. cruiser Charleston
ran aground near Vigar on a hidden
reef with 35 fathoms of water on both
sides. She worked her machinery
two days and nights trying to get
afloat, but a typhoon arising, the crew
were compelled to take to their boats
and seek refuge on an island five miles
away. The natives are friendly.
Lieutenant McDonald and a number
of sailors put off in a small boat and
reached the Callao, which carried
them to Manila. The gunboat Helena
was dispatched to bring away the crew.
Lieutenant McDonald describes the
Charleston w-hen he last saw her as
hard aground, with bottom badly stove
and well out of the water.
Admiral Watsou cables to the navy
department the following official re
port of the wreck of the cruiser
“Manila, November 14. —Charleston
wrecked on uncharted coral reef three
miles noithwest of Guinapak rocks,
north coast of Luzon, 5:20 the morn
ing of November 7th. Everybody
safely landed at Kamiguin island,
armed with rifles and two Colts. Na
tives friendly. MacDonald made Lin
gayen gulf in a sailing launch. When
he left he had no opportunity of ex
amining the condition of wrecking op
erations, a heavy sea prevailing. He
reports that the ship struck easily,
then thumped violently. Fire room
completely flooded. First watertight
doors closed promptly. The ship lies
settled aft; water one foot from name.
Well out of water forward; apparently
very steep bank; ten days’ provisions,
one-half rations, landed. Helena dis
patched from Lingayen by Oregon to
Kamiguin; due today.
Was In Prime Condition.
The Charleston has been in Asiatic
waters more than a year. She was one
of the first vessels to be sent to Ma
nila after the destruction of the Span
ish fleet by Admiral Dewey, the navy
department utilizing her for the pur
pose of sending ammunition and other
supplies for the Asiatic squadron.
Just previous to her assignment to
that duty she had undergone an over
hauling at the Mare Island navy yard,
San Francisco, and therefore was in
prime condition for her duties.
The Charleston was built in San
Francisco in 1888. She had a • dis
placement of 8,730 tons, was 312 feet
7 inches in length, 46 feet 2 inches in
beam and 21 feet 8 inches in draught.
She was of steel,having two propellers,
one funnel and two masts with mili
tary tops with the following armament:
Two 8-inch guns, six 6-inch guns,
four 6-pounders, two 3-pounders, six
1-pounders, two machine guns and
one light gun, with four torpedo
tubes. She had a complement of 306
WILL FIX RESPONSIBILITY.
Wrecking of the Charleston flay Re
sult In Courtniartial.
A Washington dispatch says: As
soon as possible a court of inquiry
will be called to fix the responsibility
for the wrecking of the cruiser Char
leston. This will follow irrespective
of any action of the navy department
and will be ordered by Admiral Wat
son. Should it appear that the w-reck
was caused by negligence of any of
the Charleston’s officers, a courtmar
tials will follow the inquiry, but in
view of the very dangerous character
of the north coast of Luzon aud the
lack of necessary aids to navigation,
it is not believed to be probable*that
any of the officers will be found se
Child Labor Bill Failed.
The Nesbit child labor bill failed to
pass iu the Georgia senate Tuesday
morning. The vote stood 20 to 17,
and the measure not having received
the requisite constitutional majority,
TO SUE ROADS.
Clmttauoogans Will Attempt to Col
lect For Overpaid Freights.
The merchants of Chattanooga are
preparing to bring many suits against
the Southern, the Western and Atlan
tic, tho Nashville, Chattanooga and
St. Louis railroads to recover from
them money overpaid on freight.
The decision of Justice Harlan
at Cincinnati that these roads could
not charge Chattanooga more for
freight than they did Nashville
merchants, is the cause of the suits.
They will sue for all amounts over
paid since the first decision in favor of
Chattanooga waa given about six