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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               'f J; tJONSTT VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., TUESDAY MOBSrMjR, EEBRUABY 11, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SHAKOFS POSTOFFICE. mrcKwoitTH ED WJ.EDS J V EFFIGY THE STATEMENTS OF BOTH SIDES s Democracy Asserted and De- nied Alleged to be i Personal Duckworth In Possession BVRMITT Ga, February Edwirlli Duckworth was installed as post- tnaster at Sharon today by Postofhce Inspec tor Tate There were iUe deputy marshals at the ecene but their ices were not required, as no opposition was show n and the of the oftict, was made quietlj The charge that the peo] le of Sliarnn ire unwilling to tol erate i republican as tl r postmaster is un tr e b it it i-> the duj lit tv bj Ducketrth that h isod their jnst in itlon as he 1 i N t f hi1) ic mcrac> m the community and pie w alletfiance to the republic AH arty in 1 is plication E >r the c Ihce and m tl e com in miration to tho depirtmuit DLClvWOl Til i> I I 1C li irnt, i that Duckworth ]iad son red the appomtiiH i t it was also runu re 1 is atDini hsl e 1 bj the ludoreement of se iral negro ol tic ins upon a petition b gi ed by iriosp< ble in groes Tl e c t ere indignant aud caiiod a n ii PI t i u for investigation and Duckworth was In ittd btlore it ntCKWOKTH 9 ANSWFR lie attended tl e meet ng and when asked If he h id obtained tho appointment in the iii'u nei m liuittd he denied it most emphati cillj and asserted that lie had violated no  longer ch caused 11 e a limuiatratiou to apj reheud trouble ce the i action A CLKDUS EL A i an m Sharon w ho atten led tho a Ijourncd meeting; read a It ktet w Inch Duck vorlh li id written him exj "essinc his regrets at nnable to atte d and sajmg soon I heard tho Jiames of ne- frroea were on a. petiti n I bent to "Washington, in my behalf I forwudel my resignation as pOatniastcr to tho department xt once aud I vou 1 not the oflico fur all the town ia -90 tl THF FXTCLTION r 1HK r The I on 1 was exeiuu 1 ibo t 10 o clock at -n t it tl o mst u ce f N C 1 Iwards Dnrk ortl s e g t r n 1 w 1 o is rnsj 01 ble f >r Dll of the m sel ef Ii t the bend Elnarls Di ckw rth md the justice of the peat were reset t Tl e ft cer asked then to iea I hat he w is to witness Edwards re jlie 1 tl 11 t w i n t i eees uv is it was only ft jr ate bu mess i itter between ho n d o th It as a, frx id on the dcj art- ineut as well as the g od people of Sharon Tl e 111 pector is IK w engine I in the Interrogatories of 11011 i it c As Told b> C ro ik Friends "W C i lei The f irt-> 111 re0ard to the ostortiec at Sharon as f llow s Dickwoith who 1 is been aj po nted post master w i.s imerchint at Shiron H) had bee i a c h rk f Vr Mr t. Iw irds Edwards filled in d Duckwoith wound up tl e solo of ds W THK riACF BAD Duck lial i rofesse 1 to be i demorrat but set us a ch ee to get tho posts mce he sci t an aj heation to tl e postofeto depart- ment in winch lie pro noised to the rej licaii ntv JL I 11 was accompame 1 by a peti tion 1 as tl e i ec pie f bbarun state by negioes miuors and i un icsidents It is said a W h to resi ler ts si0i ed it Ho was ap 1 an 1 when accused domed that he had got up a p( tition ed by negroes THE U LNCK SFCL UPD The pooi lo S' aron wrote to i hington Citj and had a cop> of e aj j licatiou and petitieii sent to them Then they had an Indignation meotii g and burnt Duckworth in and asked him to resign He fin illy left Sharon and informed tl cpostoflSce dei art 'taient that Tie Ujs 1 fe to bo in dangT THF AUlHORITIfcS IVTEIll FHK The department sent two inspectors Clark -andTitc and f ur L i teJ St tes i iar 1 nls to "Sharoi to settle the n itter Todaj ho w as put in possession of the postomee Tho iliuted States ofheors have not left but are taking 111 tl o case DUCKUOItlrf 1> CONTFMPT Tl e trutli seems, to bo the people of Sharon liad a contempt for Duckworth and were not slow to e-vpross it in manj wajs He docs not appeal boen in my personal danger s( me drunken jiecipitated tiouble But tl e wiser heads now see tho danger and lolh of a conflict with tho United States eminent and w ill ent trouble Duck vorth will coiry (n tho ofhce without molesta- tion now, it is ed The Other Side Ga JiFessrs E Iwards and Duckworth tlie two gen tlenen who figure 1 so conspicuously in tho Sharon postofhce affair have been 111 "Warren I >n There of the affair are as fol lows ME EDWARDS s VT SoJie m nths ago Mr Lames the republi postmaster at Thomson Ga while at Shai n met Mr Edwards and asked if he co Id recommend Mr E L Duckworth his fr cud ind ftrmer clerV who is a true demo- crat Mr Barnes and Mr Edw ards proceeded to sec re tho position for Mr Duckworth A petit 11 wai circulated and signed by inanj democrats of tl at dis r ct recommtading Mr Duco.worth for tlie position REPUBLICAN INDOSSEMEVTS They also secured the indoi-soment of the leading lepuplicans of tho state, includmg Colonel V E Buck The appointment was en him, about two weeks ago "When tlie uews readied the little town the friends of ex Postmaster Croak held an indignation meeting denouncing Edwards and Duckworth in the strongest language and burning them in effigj A coffin was place9 on the porch of the residence of Mr Duckworth, as a araing of death FKEES S, Mr Daclrnorth, his life was in jeopardy, sought his Mr Eduards, at Warrenton They communicated witb tlie atitlionties at "Washington Hi Duct worth was ordered to take charge of postoffice, and United States marshals were-flent with him for protection Mr Duckworth, is at present holding the fort. Mr Edwards was formerly a merchant of Sharon hut moved to "Waixonton -n here he has been residing for some time His democ- racy is unquestioned in this country Mr Duckworth, who it. a native of this county is belies ed by all to bo a staunch democrat and saj s he accepted the position as a democrat A PERSONAL MATTER It is ed by many that the present trouble grew out of a personal difficulty be- tween Sfess Croafc, ex postmaster and Ed wirds and this is why Croak and his ir ends took, such an active part against Mr Duckw orth ___________ The Chronicle s Statement Ga February T jost fiice irspecttrs and one Un ted S ates. il aie now at Sharon imcsti gat the p< I mce trouble theie It is as cited by tho ciurens i i Sharon that Duck rtl wh has, heretofore been a democrat, t inied lej ub ican for the sake of tho ofhco In a cail to tho Chronicle, -which 10 pnblisl c 1 tomorrow IN C Edwards, Due s friend against whom the nation of the i t was also directed states tl it ik A rth is a democrat as were tlie two otl er applicants an 1 this fact was stated in 1 is appl cat Tl o Chronicle bays the w 1 le aifo.ii s a "i small sensation Theio w ill be no obsti ctu n anywheie in Georgia to ron hlit in officials discharging tho duties of tl e offices to winch thej are appointed by the 11 evident Marslial s Stnry Deputy Marsl a s Seott and Campbell who wire cut wu rridoy night to investigate the I usti 11 ce tiouble at Sharon TaliaXerro countj aie still in Share n T'ICT. i 2; If they maJe any airests   wioto that when tiio> aimed in bhiron DI CKWORTH W VS GONF II cy aftciw irds feu d out wl ere he was an 1 be w 11 f co ir e bo ro jue e 1 to go b ick in ittcn 1 to tl c du es of 1 is uflice InDukwoiths lettci to mo he an account of the trouble s ibstant allj as it was in. S in laj s C bTiri IION lie to d of how he wab made to a lettci of resign a tion and of the coftm bomjr left at h s d or But from what I can learn tbe trouble is not bee mso Duckworth s a lopublie 111 but a sort of personal affair The truth of the matter ib that THE POSTMASTEB TS A He is a hbeial democrat to be uic but e sajs they he wl on thej e ill lum a icpubl can The fellow who was tuncl o it aid his friends would irale the same lick no matter who Tney are not do 3 to ill this be i Duckworth is i ro ub i cm but s mi H I cc i i o 1 o ictecdcd one of their fr ends JT1 iietFjiip: to run him off and ossebbi n of tl t tti c a0ain CIIAKt-LS I Appointed Ministei to I iiftsia tlic Other AV VSHIVC.T 1 tbi irj 30 Amtng the rion illations to tl e ate t ulaj were tli st of Charlei Kmory S mth of Philalci phia to be em oy e and minister I Itnipotentiarj to K iss> L an 1 T tenner Lee of Mary Jar d t bo secretary of lej, iti n at llio Janeiro Mr I ce is now chief cU rk of the state dei artment api omted by Secictaiy Bayard Ihe presulent has signed the piorlamatiou open i the Sio ix res atiou in South D ikot to settlement He 1 is issued an oidei est ibhijhmg 1 uid olhi cf> at 1 lerre and Chamber lain In tho house todaj Wirkham of Ohio introduced foi refci me a bill the purpose of which is to pre-.ent pirryman leni g in stat( s It ide1? that represent iti es ele( ted to the second shall be returned from the same li tricts as snnilai es elected to the iiftj con grcss _ _ Kb S FLIGHT The Montana Senator Git es His Guards the Slip HELFNA Mont February 10 Democratic State Senator Becker who was, brought here by the shenff on Satuiday night was spirited aw ay by the democrats last night on a special trail A. di patch just sajs he cr -j ed the Idaho-Montana line this morning of the democratic senators are now out of the state and the senate is without a quorum Tbe question now is raised whether the bills T assed batmday ber-on e laws The lieutenant goveinor is 01 lerc I to bills in the presence of tl e senate The bills are not yet signed Legal ico w ill be taken whether the signature must be a-tnxcd in the presence of quorum If not tl e ajipn pnation. bills will bo signed and to tbe In Danger of Ills Life Tenn I1 cbruarj 10 [Special Vice President Smith of tho and Isashville 1 ad a iiaiiow escape this morning His car was on the rear of the first sec lion of southbound tia n >o This sectitn was stopped in the South jards to allow anothei tra n to haul t ahead A dense ft g hung er the ground at the tune and it w as in possible to see o or ten feet T 10 south bound Louisville and "NoshMlle "So 5 i into No 3 and smashed the latform of Mr Smith s car j s engine was sliglitly damaged Iso one was hurt The Sun s Cotton Review NEW YORK February 10 I uturesadvanced li t 16 points closing 10 to 13 points higher for tbe day on this crop and 6 on the next after an speculation largely influenced by the bureau report which made the crop esti mates of 7 bales general while re ceipts at the ports and interior towns were light southern markets firm or highei and spot prices here also higher laverpool was lower and there was considerable long hqnida tion as well as covering with quite alittle new buying for tho long account Cotton on spot was 1 16 cheaper __ Isamedfor Jefferson Davis JACKSOTS Miss February 10 The house indefinite y postponed the bill creating a new county of parts of the old counties to he called Jefferson Davis county by a vote of forty five to twentv nine and immediately af- terwards passed a bill changing tlie name of Bolivar county as now constituted, to Jeffer- son Davis county Investing in Pine BALEIGH, N C February 10 [Special Northern men are making large purchases of pine lands in Richmond and Moore counties SOT, oraF thousand acres have been bought in. the past few days. CEISP FOR SPEAKEfi. ITAXTTOBE OF PREFERS TO REMAIN IN THE HOUSE He Is in lane of [Promotion for the to Ma Uie Oliio Delegation. February 10 Judge Crisp's friends berfl tlimk it woold. be very unerase for him to enter the guberna- torial race notwithstanding the nnaiuinons opinions of the press of Georgia that he be made goi ernor if he would become a candi- date HE STANDS TV THE LICAI> He has made a, reputation in congrgss few Georgians have attained stands today side by side with Carlisle They are the two great leaders of the party in the house of representatn es With Carlisler out of the race, Jndge Crisp xvill be the next speakei of the house "Within the hundred jears of congress Georgia has onlj hid one speaker Hvnel Cohb, m the thirty nfflftw thirtj congress IN LIVL OF PROMOTION that she has a man inline of promotion to bo made speaker it would, deed be an unwise course for him to be taken away to fill another olhcc Judge xs satisfied with his present position and would perhaps not consent to change it for any posi tion itlun the of the e< pie of Geoigia 1 El HIM EI COMI bPl 1KK1 The greatest honor that can be conferred upon htm by a will be to send luni hack to congiess and let him become speaker of the house of reprc-icnli e ANOTHFn MT S' HKME of Ohio today sprung a surprise on the house wli ch has stiireduptho almost as much as some of Spe ikei lit i d s rulings It was in the shape of a bill to lequire that the congressmen elected from the state of Gluo to the congress shall be elected from Jhe districts as now constituted in that state The purpose of the bill is to present tho state from being gerrymandered by the present demo- cratie leg blature HOI so At first the bill appeaii.1 to be to call atten t u to the proposed gcrrj imiidermg d stncts in Olno by its pioscnt demouatic leg is at in o bt f Mr Wickhsm a he intends- to puoh it to i as it is ba cd on the fourth sccUf n of the article oE tho Inch s that compress may at any tijjie, charge t e n 0 ilations in any stale unjler Inch congressmen iro elected The Ohio dc mocrats been ounviug on tho present democratic lug tblat LI i e to gerrymander the state in such manner as to make at least thirteen out of the tw enty-one congressmen democrats LIKE A BOMBSHELL A few years ago the republicans dered the state and now have sixteen of twenty-one congressmen The democrats up t) the present time were confident this could be almost reverse 1 but this Wicfcham has f illcn into the democratic party like a bomb shell for tlifj know that the republicans will vote feu it  Ne ida 000 Halting Nc broska 000 Oregon 000 Salem Oregon StiJlwator Minn Kcno fcjj 000 and San Cal On motion of Mr Gibson tl e senate bill ap propnat ng 000 for a site for a public building at New Oilcans "nas taken from tl o calondarand passe 1 The senate resumed consideration of the bill to i le a temporary government for the terntory of Oklal onia FLUMB OFFFFS 4N Mr Plumb offered an amendment to include within the bound incs of the territorv all that tract of land bounde 1 on the oast by the 100th meridian on the south she state of Texas on the-nest bv the territory of New Mexico and on the north by the states of Coloiado and Kinsas aul known the public (or no man s 1 md Objection was raised that tho country de scribed in Mr Plumb s amendment was not contiguous to that described in the bill After a long debate rhe question ivas taken on Mr Plumb s amendment and the i ote w Yeas 14 najn quorum After tho call of tho roll and the asceitain ment of the presence of a quorum the bill was laid aside without fin il acaon Mr Plumb a amendment and the bill to aid in the establish ment and temporary support of common schools was taken up as unfinished busi BLAIH, S BILL AG UN Air Blair resumed his argument in favor of the bill He read extracts from reports of school commissioners in York Con necticut Rhode Island and other states show ing the bad state of there in a public school point of MOW and declared the condi tion of education in the north waa most dan geious and that the northern people might aa wen set over their self righteous notions that they were mucn better off than their neigh- bors in the southern states He notified" the senators that if they defeated tue bill they would deserve and wonld suffer tho utmost condemnation at the hands of an outraged people or at all events at tne hand of pos tenty that would call them to accoontif no- body did today Mr Allison asked Mr Blair, as he had been speaking nearly two hours to the floor for other business Mr Bla.r said he was under the impression that he would require to speakotwo or three days more, as the facts which be had he de- sired to go to the senate and country, but with the senators having matters pressing upon them, he would be under the necessity of extending a little courtesy to them, as he wished to receive as mach in return The bill was laid aside until tomorrow, and the vice-president laid before the senatea mes- sage from the president on the subject of the recent negotiations with the Sioux Indians, and recommending an immediate appropria- tion to carry out the recommendations of the commission. Referred Bills were passed providing for public omlu- mgs at Sioux City, Iowa, to cost and Cedar Rapids, Iowa After several bills of local interest was dis- the senate went into executive ses- sion, and at 4 45 adjourned Among the petitions presented and referred were petitions from Mississippi and Georgia praying for tiie passage of a national law to be-  uuied THE COTTON RtPOKTS Nine Tenths of tlie Crop Has Left tho Plan lotions. "WASHINGTON February 10 returi s of the department of agr culture for I gnes local estimates of the pripoition of tl o eiop which has left tlie plantation The con solidation makes 904 per cent Icav ng 00 per cent to still go forward About nine tenths of the ciop has therefore been re- ported in sight or in small stocks unrej orted lu the hinds of country merchants or in tran bit The state averages aie as follows ir gmia 87 Isorth Carolina 89 South Carolina (K) JO F onda S3 90 Missis bippi 91 Louibana rf9 lexas 92 Arkansas 90 Tennessee 87 The aveiago date of tl e elose oE pieking is about tlie same aa la t 111 a Misstss ppi Louisiana anJ sec aud is carl ei in the Florida and Arkansas and later in Alabama and Texas The of county dates is De cember 12 rang ng from "No ember to Jan uary The proportion of seed to oil nulls but has been found diffacjlt to estimate is apparrently uot much over twenty five per cent of tho crop possiblj betw cen 900 000 and 1 000 000 tons The largest proportion reported is in Louisiana followed by Georg a Arkansas Texas Mississippi Alabmaa and the Caro- linas Tlir state prices as consoh dated are The C-irolmas and Georgia 18 cents perbubhel Tennessee 17 Florida 1C, Ala bama and Mississippi lo Louisiana, 14 Texas and Arkansas 13 Peturns of quality are very high except in irgima and Carolina and in Tennes- see and Arkansas It is superior in all states of the gulf coast. The per centage of lint from seed cotton is as follows Virginia 30, Isorth Carolina 315 South Carolina 7 Georgia 32 2 Florida 32 3 4-labania 32 1 Mississippi 32 3 Louisiana 32 5 Texas, 32 4 Arkansas 322 Tennessee 32 The damage by insects was the greatest in Arkansas aid Texas In Fionda Mississippi, Tennessee aud ftorth Carolina it was general, but less severe Georgia ana South Carolina suffered less The loss from the boll worm was in Georgia A labama Louisiana and greater than that from the caterpillar HERE S FA2SZ He "Writes to Spooner this Time and Says He Cruelly Treated. "WASHJNOTOif, February 10 -Senator Spooner has received the followsng letter from. H J Fanz victim, of the Aberdeen, Miss outrage which formed the subject of the recent debate in the senate LEXCCGTOV, Tenn January 30, Spooner Washington, D C Sir I notice in tlie daily papers, in your answer to Senator George 8 address, made before the Tfnited States senate, January 28 1830, that you refer to an oat- rage that was perpetrated by citizens of Aberdeen, Miss Unfortunately for me I was the victim of their bratal assault, and desire to say that you have them pictured up about right I desire to say that t was promised protection by the mayor or tlie city and one or two citizens, but I could not, at that tune, see what good their protection -would do me after I bad been scourged and fonllj abused and brutally beatan by fifty other blood villains At any rate, I left as soon as practicable Am glad to say that I am now surrounded, by law abiding people, who regard the rights of a almost as sacred as those of our Creator Your number servant. HESBT J Fisz. Telegrams. RxxGGora, Febmary an effort of many years Kmggolanow has Street lamps, and her people are happy Mr Joan Evitt, who -was accldentJy shot IterQ last week by Mir Matitews. does not seem to im- prove, and hi? many friends have become ulamted- HAWES TALKS AGAIN A.CCVSBS JOH3T WYI.Y OF THE JIM HAWES WITH HIS BROTHER Tlie Preliminary Trial of Jolin Wyly to Take Place To to be Taken Oat to Testify Against Him. AM, A.la February 10 [Specia1 The preliminary trial of John Wj ly on the charge of the murder of Mrs Hawes was set for 10 o clock today in Justice Poe s court but the solicitor was engaged and the case as continued until tomorrow This mormmg 110 door of "Wyly's cell was blocked for an hour with friends who called to express their belief in his innocence He seems perfectly at ease and sajs he has no fear but what he will be promptly discharged jra wi> DICE: Jim Hawes came from Atlanta this morning, and spent an houi lu Dicx: s cell Se tried to a further confesMou from Dick, but Dick tell me the whole he plead ed, as he stood with an arm around the con- demned man My God Jim I have told all I swear to you that I don t know aiivtl ing more 5ou sti I sa> John. killed jour wife and children0 HE WANTS TO FORGET Before God yes Jim, don t ask me any more questions Let me try to forget, for 11m e told you all TO BE TRIED TODAY Dick will be taken out to testify against tomorrow and his evidence will be re duced to writing so there will be no need of granting him a Tomorrow will proba- bly the last time he will walk in the the open air and sunshine BY Who Mask Themselves and Dress in Male Attire CHAELESTOV S C A strange story cornea from Allendale a small hamlet ui Barnwell countv near the scene of the recent lynching Hattie Fr-mer a negro w oman and the mother of a mulatto child w as the-victim of a queer black cap outrage The storj of the outrage is thus related by a lady who recently arrived in the city "W hen the new s of the butchery at Barnw ell Courthouse reached the 4Jlendale section Hattie Frazier vias one of the few negroes who did not join lu the chorus in the condemnation of that act On the contrary she expressed the somewhat lemarkable opinion that the murdered men only got what they deserved and the opinion was very openly expressed Since that time the woman has been in bad odor with her race She had received threats fiom time to time, but tieated them w ith scorn THE LYNCHEH.S APPEAR One night last week the storm burst While asleep in her house with her only a few veeks old, she was aroused by a noise indi- cating that some one was trying to get in at the door suspecting anything she weut out with her child in her -anus to see what troa the matter Arriving at the door she was buied from behind and thrown down Her infant was from her arms and thrown on the ground She TV as then dragged to a distance from the house and sub- jected to the most brutal beating The Ivnoherswere in masculine attire ind wore black masks and caps After beitint? the woman neirlj to death they left her with a warning that they would return the next night and finish her if she was found in the neigh borhood After the departure of tl c bl.ick caps tne woman dragged herself back tj her house where she f nn I her child Ij ng 011 the ground The day she idei lifted two of her assailants THEY WFFE ALL WOMEJ, They were negro women living in her vicin and were at once arrested and lodged m jail These women turned state s evidence and confessed that the flogging was done by a band of from twentj to thirty negro women who were dressed in ira e attire with black masks and caps and w 1 o undertook to punish their viction for the expression of her opinion Upon their testimony fifteen negro women residing" in the were arrested According to the testimony of the two women arrested the women had disguised themselves as men with the intention of creating the impression that the outrage had ben committed by men The af fair has created considerable excitement in Barnwell county Greai efforts wereinade to keep the matter but the story leaked out today INTO THtF RESERVATION The Boce for the New Opened for Settlement CHAMBERLAIN S D February report of a cannon this afternoon startled the crowd camped here waiting an opportunity to get reservation lands which turned out to he a signal for the crowd of town site boomers who were secreted in theheavy timbers in Island to get upon' the covered bottoms on the west side of the rner Immediately the parts, of various combinations sent here for the purpose of securing tbjs tract were in motion and teams with loads of lumber were started on a dead run across the nver, but it was evi dent that the local town site boomers had se- cured an advantage by reason of their close proximity to the lands It was a grand sight viewed from the high bluffs on the east side of the river to see the teams dashing across the nver up the bluff on American island and finally being lost to sight in the heavy timber which covers the island and several thousand people gathered there on the bluff to see as many mtfre take part in this exciting event The Indian police, to the number of nearly 100, had been placed as a guard toTjrevent any premature invasion but they stood dazed and helpless as they viewed tne irresistable force for the reservation The most novel sight was the moving of a large boildmg, tmderwhicu had been placed heavy timbers and wheels This, like other wagons, was pulled across the nver bygallopinshoises THE TOWS BITE BOOMEKS The local town site boomers secured an ad- vantage over other organized boomers by a few mmutes but among the boomers are a number who intend to BectEre homes there The Shags, if possible, which if persisted in, will complicate matters to such an extent as to result in a protracted legal struggle While this rash and conflict was going on for the bot- tom lands, many other intended settlers rushed promptly into the uplands and began at once the erection of houses, and these axe prepared to defend their rights as against the later set- tiers, determinedly guarding against any m- vasion of their lands. Slarahal Frye and In- dian Agent Anderson, assisted. by deputies and Indian police, were soon at attempting to eject in- vodezsria the absence of any word from the secretary of the ulterior, bat they were over- numbers upon whom they coald make no impression Settlers who hiv e Inm- ber on the ground ore erecting houses by th9 light of lanterns The mornmg sun will sluna on scores of new houses many of themCTonped in the new town on the west side of the river. The local town siters who got advantage of tha other boomers for the possession of tho tosra site has e arranged for representation m nearly fifty different branches erf business. Inside ol forty-eight hours the buildings will have been erected and everything in running order witbt a population of between 2 OOP and 3 OSO SETEX WERE The Ace dent to a Tow boat at Yesterday MKMPHIS February 10 tow hoat Port Eads Captain "Nelson Davis of the St and Mississippi "Valley Transportation pany, was sunk at 7 o clock this morning, af tho new railroad bridge two miles below tho citv She earned a crew of about forty men, and for a tune the wildest rumors j ailed, and the loss of life was placed at from tweiity- fiie to thirty but it is now known that onlj all colored were drojyned1. The Port Eads hid tow of six cram laden barges, and one fuel baigc destined for New Orleans from Cairo They parsed the city shortly before 7 o'clock tins urmrnang in a heavy fog Hogging the Tennessee shore, the steamer appro icbed tho b lire as slowly as possible to tho dcuse fog she was unable to 'ocate the sunken p t r A moment later she -was seen to stop s idu u 1 aiie sta- tionary for i ITUnu LU 1 t! oir M ng i- with force a 1 cul n i aide The men nn Jiom OMIJ directi 11 to tha jaw 1 fighting each m pi LUC ci en des- peratu n to reach it One niau tha roiKis holding it and was ut to climb in. w hen the water rushed n er the boat s deck and all ran to the ttl si k wave closed oier tbe boat i_ek a.n 1 all ran to tha opposite side when slit, '-e t cd 1 :n or Ten ol the crew were tV en to tli L nit d Sti t s 1 ca- pital near by buferu j, irom c its and bruises and the remainder l< ir I foi Tlie Lnfortunatc Skaters KINGSTON N 1 tcoruary 10 is learned that the children dr wi ed yesterday were not all of one family o u ere sens of Slater aged seventeen and fourteen 3ears A third was a grandhhild named Terwilhger. aged nine years and a fourth was girl named Rush igeti fourteen Thebolj of Mrs Slater was recovonjd about ifne o clock last night. Difficult} ib cxpenenct I in gnpphng fortha bodies J as the ice is coi tmuallyj giving aw ly 1 emg but an inch thick m the vicinity of the hole through wh ch the pennons peared ANOTHER CASHIER SHORT He Squandered S35 COO of a National Bank's Money LANCASTER Pa February Bird, cashier of Lincoln "Satiui al bank in thia counts is a defaulter to tbe extent of S25 OOO. H s operations haic extended i consider- able period and the money was used to assist j.ii Fphra-ta firm Bird man. has no means of his own bi t his are liable for SJ5 000 which amount prob- ably deficit Tlie defaulter is not ed to e profited by the robbery the hole amount being swallowed up in the bnsi- ness of the Ephnto, firm here large sums were lost The directors claim to deceived by Bird who dcx tored the boosts ind advanced large sums without their know [edge. Bird has resigned his position but no cnmmal steps have as yet been taken against him Tha bank examiner, who has beeu sent for has not jet arrived The bank is doing business as usual and President says it can meet all demands___________ He Will Have to Hang GRENADA, Miss February 10 In the famous case of the state of Miwa.ssippi M J Chcatoni the supremo court liaa decided that Che-atom must I 01 g iiid I LS set the 1 Hh of Maich ft r execut on It it a remarkable CT-SP and three of f heatom a partners in cntno to tbe penitentiary for life Letter t rom S< cretary Tracy ILLF T( nn Febi uary 10 J Tbe Men s Demo ratic club tonight re- icd tbe following reply from Secretary Tracy to their resolutions of sjmp OH 1CF O E n Tleoiatorof tha Philomathesiaii society will be J C Whitew of 4.pex Governor Gordon of Georgia will delivem the comineiicement address at idwm col- lege _______ _______ The Penitentiary Complotod- RAI KIOH N C Februa-y 10 The west wing of tho is to ba completed bv Apnl 1st andthiw will com- plete the building according to tl c original plans prepared twenty two years ago Tha insou will be one of the best in the I uited States and will have accommodation for two thousand convicts A Road to IVXcLcinore K Cove CHATTANOOGA Tcnn Ff bruary 10 contract was let today for building the hatta- nooga Southern railroad to run from this S'ty to McLemore a Cove in alker countj Ga a distance of twenty five Tbe road, will open up forests of fine timber and beds of iron ore ana coal The Oyster War RALEIGH N C February 10 JSpeaal There were no new lodaj in tho oyster war matter The cr arse taken by tha autaonties is firm and pcnsible and the mat- tfr will probabh go into the courts at once tta that the questions at issue can be legally tested _______ At tlie Affe of Sixty Eight RAI.FIGH K C 10 P E Hervey a native of Halifax countv H. C but for many icars a at burg a died at his J erf thin of pneumonia He was eixtv-eigbt jears old. fELEGRAPH BREVETIES Vorth Dakota s ereat lottery bill was Indefinitely postponed by the house jesterOay The dock laborers at htrnck yesterday for an advance of one pean> per hour m tlieir Seven hnndred bales of cotton, were burned at New Orleans compress yesteniaj Loss insured. Tbe switchmen on the York Central rail- road, at Suspension Bndge, V struck f r aa advance vesterday The conductors on the People s line of street cars at Bt Joseph Mo struck The cause of the trouble is that toe coinjiar them to present a box to a so tliat a nickle could be dropped into d slot, The fork world s fair com- mittee until 9 a in tornorr iv, tf> await the meeting of the general at the, chamber commerce m Sew York tuia noon. The comer-etone of Dr Talmase s new taber- nacle wniefa is In tlie course of erection in Ivn was laid yesterdav afternoon in the preseneo of a large congregat-ion Tbe ceremonies were conducted by Talmage aad las troHtecs TUe secretarv of th" treasnry yesterday sent to the senate a statement of amount of Indian trust funds Invested in state bonds wJuefa not been paid at maturity, with tbe amount of in- terest in default. Georgia is not in tftfllfefc- Ms statement of direct tax oncoUected Georgia a put ilowa at nucollected. 'SP4PFR1 ?c j>   

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