RY THURSDAY AT HARLEM
?OND-CLASS MATTER AT THE
HUE IN HARLEM. GA.
AY FEB. 4, 1886.
5 Husband ?
ait. Ovsr I D.‘id Maa’s
Mrs. Pierce, the Wife of the
Rich Texan. Killed in the
Georgia Pacific Accident, in
• Atlanta and Identifies the
jj oc |y—A Lady From Texas
Also Claims the Remains.
Constitution: Mr. Walter R. Brown
has just be; n retained in a big law
suit which promises some extremely
livelwaml sensational developments.
Toe legal tight in which Mr. Brown
will soon lie engaged will be a kind
of a triangular battle.
Two women are now seeking to
establish that they were both the
i lawful wife of the same man at the ;
same time, and both are trying to
recover damages against a railroad
forlthe death of the man, they claim
The man who has stirred up this
legal strife was J. AV. Pierce, the
Texas stock dealers who trailed.
HIH A C ‘ R LOAD OF TEX .S PONIES.
for the while mare, Gypsy, and was
afteward killed in the terrible
collision on the Georgia Pacific road
at the seventeen mile tank.
The story is full of thrilling sensa
Several weeks bcfoie the never-to
be for-gotten collision between the
Georgia Pacific and the East Ten
nessee trains at the seventeen mile
tank a long, lean, lank stock dealer
came to Atlanta with several car
loads of ponies, and putting them up
at W. O. Jones’s stable, gave his j
name as J. W. Pierce, and claimed
Los Angelos, Tex., ns his home.
Pierce proved himself a sharp I
shrewd trader; and disposed of his |
ponies to a good advantage, lie was
also a genial companion, and mad*
many friends in Atlanta. He talked i
of Texas and about Texas until every- 1
body who heard him
<' BECAM?: TH‘>It.)U<iHI.Y INOCULATED
with the T xas fever He spoke of
his three ranches and his stock on
them, and said that Gipsy would be a
fortir eto him. Pierce created the
impression that he was worth con
When Pierce left Atlanta on the
'■ ‘ill-fated train an Lour or two before
the accident, he parted with ids Atlan
ta friends saying that he would be
back in a few weeks with more ponies.
But that night he was killed and the
next dav Lis body was brought into
Atlanta. It was taken to Swifts
place, win re it remained for a week
awaiting the arrival of Pieices son,
who had been notified by telegraph
of the old man's death '1 he son,
however, failed to come lor the body,
and at the end of the week the re
mains were laid to rent in \\ estview
Yesterday the body .
and then againjx"'
' - IS 1118 NAME.
days after Pierce’s death ,
Mr. Walter B. Brown received a letter
from Congressman Peelle, of I
dianapolis, Indiana, In i.k k.tt. r ,
Congressman Peelle said that he had ,
reason to believ that J. W. Pierce J
the Texas stockman, who wss kided
in the collision, was J. Pit i ce M eaver,
of Indiana, ami that if such was the ;
case, Mrs. Weaver, bis wife, a resident |
of Indianapolis, would like to know |
it. Mr. Brown made a careful invest.-,
cation of the matter and in doing so
gathered an accurate description o
Pierce. He then forwarded Ins]
information to Indianapolis, and in a
few days received an answer, saying
that Mrs. Weaver identified lierce
as her husband. Mr. Brown was
then retained as Mrs- Weaversat
tornev, and was instructed to piocre.
against the railroads in a suit, for |
damage, and to recover what monej (
the man had when be <i‘< • 7 ’ j
same time Mrs. M eaver ;
TOOK OUT LETTEBB OF ADMISICTBATION ,
on Weaver or Pierce’s estate, an a :
correspondence between her and Mr. I
Brown ensued. In the course of tha
correspondence Mrs. Weaver informed
Mr. Brown that she had not seen her
husband but once in two or three
years, because be had been in Texas.
The disclosure of Pierce’s dual
name created somewhat of a surprise
among his Atlanta friends However,
the double name aet was soon ex
About the Mine time that Mr.
Brown heard from Indianapolis.
Messrs. Gartrell and Larsen received
a letter from Mrs. J. W. Pierce in
Texas, in which she claimed to be the
wife of the dead man. This letter,
I like the one Mr. Brown received,
j contained statements which convinc
ed everv one who read them that
| tl.e writer knew the dead man well
Mrs Pierce instructed the attorneys
! with whom she was corresponding,
to sue the road on which Mr. Pierce
was killed, and they are now doing
TWO WOMEN FOR IT.
Thus two women are asking the
same railroad for pay for the death of
the same mau.
Mr. Brown, in the course of his j
correspondence with Mrs. Weaver, 1
suggested that she had better come
to Atlanta, and yesterday the lady
reached the city.' She was accom
panied by E. Hedges, an Indianapolis
undertaker who knew \\ eaver or
Pityce for years Soon after reaching
Atlanta Mrs Weaver and Mr. Hedges
culled upon Mr Brown, and after a
consultation it was decided to go to
Westview, take up th* body and
remove all doubt by looking at the 1
dead man. In the afternoon Mrs |
Weaver, Mr. Hedges, Mr Brown and
Chief Connolly went out to the ceme
tery. On the way out Mrs. Weaver
told her companions a most sensation
HER STORY TOLD.
“James Pierce Weaver and I,” she
s id, “were married in Chicago on
the 25th of Feburaty, 1866. The Rev.
J. P Gulliver, pastor of tn* new
Congregational church, performed
th* ceremony, and we then went back
to Indianapolis. My husband was an
undertaker and did well. About
1882 he sold out everything and with
SB,OOO iu money started to Texas to
buy n ranch. I sewed the momy in
bis clothes before h* left and I knew
what he bad. He said he’d get a
good ranch and send for me. Well,
after be was gone awhile I heard from
him in Fort Worth. He wrote me
that he was going to buy a hotel, and
afterwards that he had changed his
mind and would buy a ranch Well,
after he bad been gone quite awhile
I heard that he was runing the hotel
in Fort Worth, and that he was living
with a woman and going under the
mime of J. W. Pierce, I went to Fort
Worth and found this to be true, and
1 prosecuted him. He
WAS FINED SI,OOO,
and I went back home. Afterward
he wrote me that he had broken
awav from the woman and that he
would buy a ranch and send for me.
He instructed me to direct his letters
to J W. Pierce, and I did so. I
have heard from him regularly and
have all the letters. I would know
him anywhere. He has dark hair
turning’ gray, and it curls slightly.
! Then a cartain mark is bis toes. Ou
both feet the toes turn back like
thev were cramped with a shoe, and
it amounts almost to a deformity.’’
W hen the party rea died the ceiut
tery the grave was opened, but be
fore the collin was taken out Mr.
STOOD BESIDE THE GRAVE
ami asked some one to take off ♦'
plate over the glass. The >•' f
removed and the tie" ~ an d
revealed. Mr. II- ’
"“‘‘V. , Pi-roe Weaver. I have:
Lin too long to be mistaken
Ibe coffin was taken out and laid |
on the ground, the hd was removed
and then Mis- Pierce left the carnage ,
it looked at the face.
‘•Yes lint's Jim Pierre .Veaver, my
husband,” she said. “Now remove
the sock and see the tots.
The s .cks were botli taken oft a d
the peculiarity described by Mrs.
W eaver were found. Otuer marks < n
tl e body described by the lady weie
ound juit as she said they woul A be J
and then the body was again buried
and the party returned to town.
SHE is WELL BECOMMENDID. j
Mrs Weaver is a preposessing loo' -
ing ladv, and brings with her the
strongest Lind of letters from the
Mavorof ludianapo.u, ti eJJu n e
the’Supreme Court and other ullimls. .
She will remain in the city a ew days
and then take her husbands bo< y
back to Indianapolis where she will
have it intered. Mrs. Weaver has
instructed Mr. Brown to bring suit
against the railroads. She wi 11 als
goto Texas and take charge of her
husbands property in that state 01
K'jirt another Ihw suit*
When Pierce's body was brought
jbaek to Atlanta wa< found on
him The Texas claims, ts have wiit
’ ten to Mr. W. 0 Jones who has the
. ...onev for it, but Mr. Brown Las re-
Xl Mr-J-nes to hold the money.
! The suit thus launched on the sea
of law will be a I mg but tedious one.
I F ‘ent of sort^ with hcadjebe stmnach
~atf»!i,*lc . odjo y Ula W | H glve relief,
j btrona a Sanative, r , aD <i ,tfur.
\ f pv.’ do"*** r?. ’ ,rr '
E, G BOGEBS,
Nos 547, 549 and 541 Broad St., Augusta, Ca.
My Stock i* alwav* full, is carefully selected from th* be«t fsetorie* »•
sold for just what it it is. I allow no misrepicarntali.-mi ami »b.p MM tlv
what you buy. I don’t promise to give away or sell goods fit l< I him tb*»
cost, but do propose to sell as low as any hou“* in th* Stair It will <•••*!
nothing to examine my stock. „ . . ,
UNDERTAKING. - 1“ tll >’ li»« I always keep ou had a full st.. k fn-wi
the lowest price wood coflins to the finest metallic cii-r Trh -isph older*
promptly shipped. Orders from country trad* tilled promptly awl sitishc
J. R. KIDWELL,
1,026 Bioad St., Augusta, Ga.
Steam Bread Bakery
9 cents per pound, wholesale.
Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes
every day. Give us a call.
Augusti, Gibson & Landers?! Io E- E
Avgusta, G. asd S. Railroad, I
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 10, ’BS. (
In effect Sunday, October 11, 1885, at 5 p. ni:
No. 1 A. M. I No. 1 K. X
Leave Avera 6.30 | Leave Augusta.. .8 00
“ Stapleton .. .6.53 I “ Wisteria. 8:27
“ Pope 7.08 | “ Adventure.B.34
“ Matthews. . 7.231 “ Gracewood. 842
Smith 7.31 I “ Richmond .8:52
“ Keys 7:46 I “ Hephzibah.9:l2
“ Burke 8:02 | “ Bath 9.24
“ Bath 8:17 | “ Burke 9.4*
“ Hephzibah. .8.32 I “ Keys. 9.55
u Richmond. .8.53 “ Smith 10.10
“ Gracewood. .9.03 | “ Mathews..lo.l7
“ Adventure. . 9.11 I “ Pope 10 32
“ Westeria 9:18 | “ Stapleton. 10.47
Arrive Augusta 9 45' Arrive Avera 11.09
No. 3 r. x. | No. 4 I‘. x.
Leavve Avera.. 3.40 | Leave Augusta 3.00
“ Stapleton. .4.03 i “ Westeria.. 3:27
■, Pope 4.18 j “ Adventure .3.24
“ Matthews. .4:34 | “ Gracewood..3:42
“ Smith 4.41 I “ Richmond. .3:52
“ Kevs 3:56 | “ Hephzibah.4:l2
“ Burke 5:11 | “ Bath 4:24
“ Hephzibah. 5:381 “ Keas 4:55
“ Richmond. .5:58 | “ Smith 5:10
“ Gracewood.6:oß | “ Matthews 5:18
“ Adventure..6:l6 | “ Pope 5:33
“ Westeria 6:23 | " Stapleton 5:47
Arrive Augusta.. .6:soArrive Avera 6:10
Except Sundays—Passengers and Freight.
No. 1 A. x. I No. 2 A. M.
Leave Avera 5.23 , Lv.Augusta... 6:23
“ Stapleton. .5:45 ( “ Westeria.. .7:12
“ Pope 6:00 1 “ Adventure. 7:20
•• Matthews 6:151 “ Gracewnod 7.36
“ Smith 6:23 | “ Richmond. 7:48
“ Kevs 6.35 | “ Hephzibah. 808
“ Burke. . 6.50 | “ Bath 823
“ Bath ...7:051 “ Burke .8 56
“ Hephzibah . 7:17 | “ Keys 920
“ Richmond...7:37 | " Smith 938
“ Gracewood .7:47 I “ Matthews *
“ Adventuie .7 55 | “ Pope
“ Westeria. . .8:03 | “ S«- '
Airive Augusta 8:30 Arriv- ,
, N "- : ! r .?! .ern .5 27
„ ,o “ Richmond .5 52
404 .. H-)>hzibah 612
JJurke 4 31) “ Bath
•• Bath 454 “ Burke 6 39
“ Hephzibah 518 “ hey. 634
“ Ricf.moud 5 53| “ 77
» Gracewood.6 05 | “ Matthews. ,7 17
.< Adventure 617 | “ ' 1 „'' f 47
• ■ Westeria. ..«29f “ Stapleton. .1 47
Arrive Augusta.7 03,Arrive Avera . "
A ' RIL MITCHELL, President.- ;
THIS PAPER I
Newspsper Advertising Bureau' 2° X |
where advertising Ml £ Ilf VfIRK
OPEN FIRE QTnVrQ
VENTILATORS lu, £y-
Bum. any kind of Fuel!
•OFT OR HARD COAL.
iTlaay l»e«P ,he *“
M rwwm pur. hr
EAVE IN FUEL
MORE THAW THEY COIT
GIVE NO OAE
BUT BURN IT ALL
Haaalthriilu'we. ,„, H _
AsUwla prio. m
Ml Open-Grata Fira. Worth m bafor*
bb Opan-Flra Ventilator Rtova, u
barfnff any Etora. A*k yonrßtova
•bn ; If ha haa nona oataioruaa an
BOLD’S HEATER NFS. CO.
M 4.042 Ea*t 14th St., Naw Yarß.
.. —■ ii ia^——
r y ABTIES desiring Surveying done ca"
ESCAPE HIGH REKT3 A!!3 THE C9ST 0‘
HEATING A F.JJJ !f L'SINQ
ross Table sed.
TV* Style*, from full. •
|Lx- OI’EN Full Mlt ft S la. Hag.
SINGLE BED OgHft
ARK YOUR 1 UIIM NypjlHMil
CIXWKD With *ll b«Min« ImM*
FOREST CITY FURNITURE CO,
W9LBAALK rUBNITURK MANVrAOTVBOML
ThoOld Itetl-Ible . < lne S p OOB
Bulling u. r diode.
(One Teavpoonrul toauunrt or Flour)
On the market for 0 v ,.., r , p,. (1 rec,ended
by piomuient p 'rea uLM 1U; hejill.hlul.
Warranted to freo iroui Ammonia
and all im r.sllent. ond to gjV e peew
/ret «firtnf,r, rl un .
Isk your grocar for a fr:a sample for trial.
MAhF GNLY BY
AJso maniifactm-er«..t qu.lrerTe.hh.Kim J*.
Ue.l, Preserv. .. Ate .1. Flavor.
Ing r < etc.
THE UNIVEP' L
n ’'?? > iaill Will last a lifetime, aocur
•***’ 00 weißhtA tx> loom.
-dfllKfligK always ready, eaxily
derstood, occupy ~u*
apace and b* tiie tdiaapM*
scale ever made.
Rbkd fob W Pads lu.rrrnATKD CutrvLAß.
I. S. SPENCER’S SONS,
ALWAYS HANDY STOVE SHELF.
COMPLETE Bj /
Light and Strong, or- EK|| 1/
namental and durable. ®
and exceedingly uftefui
in warming dudna. etc.
FITS ANY SIZE PIPE. ■
Aak your hardw ere dealer for on*
or lend to u« for Circular.
I. S. SPENCER’S SONS,
GUILFOI !>, CONN.
itheQRR VI LIE
Ackawwledgw* by Threahermen M b«
- ng- r i
Si. l P h. wtde,?.e t .Ar.>b l g capsr Ity of an,. m.rd. n.
tothe msrk.t, I. r %
but one belt and rerpiire.
SX, list. etc . of Thresher., Knglnes, ««w Mina
THE KOPPES MACHINE CO.
ii tMi >•• ■ ' *•**••• taWJMSM .'<, Caah. * r
AUGUSTA SAVINGS BABB,
111 non muv UhTICUMA
SMMBIM* • * AMBW*
Svrplvf < ‘.OCJ CO
riA»3ACT3 A CtWBBAI V./.UiTNI
• >’»»•' »-<»■•» ■’ F.t>luM» If/URt
SPECIAL ATTENTION 8S ,f tft J • tCTIONS
• •,m <• • • t rrrv.
|,C LEV Y.
Clothier and Hatter,
M F; iAUTIM
FINE CUSTOM-MADE CLOTHING,
836 Broad auiciimli'v
Extra Size Men’s Si.ito, W « and CMdnm*
Clothing, Gents’ Furnish, ig uuoat,
Ali Styles flats
a* • V< nt
I employ an experienced Taylor «• •
nay dam re without additional •«»•<
I Giand Clcirancs Cais,
Sale Contmu“’l f.u' ImriY !».»%«
We wish to eloar nut and aaake ream f*r «:b«i *'■ <“ •
:in th. following gooda: ».-.1.. Wrw • 1.. w '
Body Bnißßela (’nrpeta, new dcNiga* <d eo or M’s ’«»
I (’nrpetingN, beautiful deHigna and e<-lm if* >« «■ “ eS ’ \ ' n
I gooda. Hearth Buga, beautiful patten an<l !<o • <Tiap » P . mw
petß. Door Mata ami (’runib (’lothn. ■* ’
1 3.000 Window Hhadeio, new Ntylra, jnat ofvntui » ■'
, from. 1,000 Pair* Window Curtain*, Xottingbaw i-ae"
gooda. 1,000 Kolk Canton Mattii.g*, frenh new good’
j pattarua. Wall Papera 10.000 Rolla New Wal
gouda, newest patterns. Remember! Bis
JAMES P * . |
, . (R. SUMMERALL,
YOUNG, HACK & CO.’
WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL
G It4l C E RS,
901 BKOAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.
H... e.».1..>i1, ... 1...3 -<1 -‘" Ua S *“ k
Groceries and Plantation Supplies.
For sale »t lowest market price*
ALWAYS IN THB FRONT.
The New Turk Uillinery Store
MISS NJSLtlzlffi PUBCKIaIf,
Un ler Uentral Hot. 1, Augusta. Ge-
Still Leads in the Line of Fashionable Milhn.ry. z
fcmbn.idcr , Kuachings, Snvelttes
J.t J.w.lry, *e.
I- " "" A. F. TISCHER,
94 0 Broad St. ----- Au S ust ’; o ?t I
X I r lim IDAY GOODH. The largtei a«4 ■
Z A PEERS special imlm'rim.nts to :>urch».i r' < - M
( 7 leri.-d HPs-k »v.*i brought Houin N