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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION XXI. ATLANTA, GA. MONDAY MORNING. MARCH 31, 189Q. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE TARIFF BILL r.vro XK If SSAPX BT T11K XErriti.iCA.sa, BOODLE CROWD SATISFIED. the HonseTo- ml Tobacco Are Han- for the Week. March ley and the republican members ot the jid means committee announce that m and it bo reported to the full com.- on Monday. Tbey abandoned their pontton on silk ami lumber, recast twenty or iirty' schedules against which opposition was iliu cti'il, ami after circling around 5, sugar "-ihedulo for ten days, they have r b-ought up wliere they started, from -tho to fortv per cent reduction. tobacco fix has been cut in two; re- duced from eight to lour cents per pound on cheu ins, snuff UAiacco, etc. All the 'It is estimated 'li.it tho reduction on tobacco will be million, as against eighteen pillion as at tirst contemplated. A FUBi-K BLILmN'U FOlt AMRRICUS. Crisp jcsterday afternoon introduced Inthe'hoa.e a bill appropriating for a pabhc bnmling at Judge Crisp las held off for several the more pretentious Georgia cities an opportunity to theu claims, but as they dou't scorn dis- posed to ilo 50, .Judge Crisp has concluded that ho ulll have a slice ot the public building. pork. _______ THE WEEK IS CONGRESS. The Montana Senatorial Question to He Con- WIKHISQTON, March the direc- tion of Hie Edmunds committee, in charge of lerlati'm, tho order of business in thesenato is reduced to almost a certainly. The dependent pension lull is the untiu.shed business, and up for discussion tomorrow, uu it should be decided, meanwhile, to first finMi coiiMderatioii ol the Florida judicial nominations m executive session. ACter these two matters are disposed of, tho Montana elec- tion c.iw will be called up. A long debate is ant'eir.ttL'd on the reports in this case. Sena- tor firay, w ho prepared tho minority report, ami Ins' associat'-i on the committee, Senators Vance, Turpio and 1'ujjh, together with Sena- tors lieorse and Coke, have given notice that they will speak in favor of Magiunts and CJftfk, the democratic, claimants. Senator Hoar, ehairman of tlie committee, will open the dcbvto iu support of the resolution doclar- Sanders and Power entitled to Other speakers on tho republican side have not vet declared themselves, except Senator fenooner. These three subjects, the committee oii order of business believe, will fully occupy the entire time of the senate during the vveeK, notwithstanding that, under tho new order of tilings, beginning tomorrow, the senate hereafter meet at 11 o'clock. Senator Keagan will speak -tomorrow upon hills providing lor the issue of treasury ait es 'upon deposit of silver bullion for the ti coinage of gold and silver. si tho Tiouso the army appropriation bill V 11 continue as the subject of consideration, xvuh the probable interruption tomorrow, to aV.ow individual members to move to suspend the rules and pass certain measures of local interest. When the considera- tion of the army bill is completed the bill to admit Idaho as a state will be called up, and at Iea.it two days will be occupied iu its discus- sion. 'Ulie long deferred tariff bill is expected to Hi.: e its appearance in the house during the week, and the appropriations committee is making ready to report the legislative appro- pl-i.uion bill, -which leave put two of tho bills committed to tbe appropriations commit- tee to be reported.________ THE SOUTH'S NEW INDUSTRIES. Georgia leads In Cotton and Electric Light Works. CHATTANOOGA, Teiiu., March Compiled by the Tradesman of tho new indus- Jnes e during the first three months of 18110, in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Geor- gia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, show a total of 853 against a total of GDI for the same period in 1S89. Tradesman reports from all sec- tions of the southern states indicate greater ac- tivity in the planting of new industries in the south at present than at any other previous time in its history. The most notable feature in the report shows that sixty-four cetton and mills were established during the thiee months against thirty-three in the correspond- ing quarter last jear. Georgia ieads u ith four- teen, Alabama, North and South Carolina each lime, Texas eight. During the three months tweuty electric J'ght works were orgaui7ed Ceorgia leading with ten. Forty-three I tlour and gnst mills, North Carolina and I Virginia each leading with seven; tho total during the same quarter last jear was fifteen. foundry and machine shops were Jorgaiiized, Tennessee leading with eleven and Alabama next with ten. Twenty-three blast furnace companies were organized, against seventeen in the corresponding quarter last year; Alabama seven, Georgia six, Kentucky ten, Tennessee five, Texas and Virginia one each. Twenty-seven ice factories were organ- against twenty-four in the same period last year. mining companies, tironty-one oil mills, seven potteries, eleven rolling companies; fifty street railw ay com- panies against seventeen in the corresponding period of last year; eighteen waterworks com- panies; 167 wood workiug establishments, against an aggregate of 130 in the correspond- ing period of last year. A noticeable feature is the fact that not a single natural gas or oil company has been reported In tho past three mouths as organized south. The Eufaula Trades EtrFAuiA, Ala., March grand trades display and carnival Friday, proved a success. There were about tbirty-nve floats in line in the day procession. The pro- cession was headed by H. D. Clayton, grand marshal, and his aids, followed by the floats, extending a mile. The carnival at night was participated in by a hundred maskers in uniform. Card's band, of Macon, f urnished the music for the ball at Bight, which lasted till 3 o'clock. Tbe crowd was estimated at eight thousand. Tbe Work ol the Tract Society. March Washington annual meeting of the American Tract society was held this evening. Justice Strong presi- ded. Bev. G. L, Shearer, presented the report of the operations of the soo.ety for the eleven months ended March 1st, and shows total receipts S3O4.263, a gain ot J26.126 over the corresponding period of tbe previous year. Of the new publications issued in tbe year, a majority were in other languages than English, and the grants ol tracts averaged pages each week. The New Brain. WASHIKOTOH, March information received by Mr. Valente, Brazilian minister, allows affairs in Brazil to be quiet and peace- ful. The government, it is said, Is endeavor- ing to arrange matters so that the first general under a republican town ot govern- I SSST'sS'Sw'ariSfr TBE DEAD AffD INJURED. The Death tUt In LoolmrlUe Has Not Beached One Hundred. IOPMVIIJ.K, March bodies have been recovered. It is supposed that five or aix more may be found in out ot way places. Ot the injured to a noticeable extent, tbe closest estimate ia one hundred and twenty- five. Snow began falling about 4 p. m. It meltg fast as it falls, and has the effect ot a gentle rain. But there has been nothing like a heavy storm, and no prospects of one. Kearly everywhere some measures were taken to protect property in, the roofless territory. In many places temporary roofs ot long planks have been put on, and in a few instances tbe permanent work was nearly finished. Tar- paulins and whatever else will turn the water have been pressed into service, and the dam- age will be greatly lessened. At the tobacco warehouses nearly everything is under tarpau- lins or other protection. Crowds of men set to work in them when It was plain that snow or rain would fall, and the farmers' consign- ments, along with manufacturers' purchases, vv ere made as secure as possible. In spite of all, however, the loss will be considerable, and may reach well toward No work has been done on the ruins today, except by individuals, and uo bodies reported, taken out anywhere during the day. Funeral piocessions followed each other iu quick succession to Cave Hill, St. Louis, Bertraud and other cemeteries, and the city has been all day in mourning. Many funerals have been with military, Ma- sonic or other honors, and some of the scenes v. ere very impressive. Masses have been at the Catholic churches and sermons preacheoV at tbe Protestant. A Towboat In a Cyclone. MEMPHIS, March towboat "Nail with her tow, was caught by a cyclone at Gayoao, 134 miles abo-ve here. Tbe entire tow v as lost, including a coal, one fuel and two produce barges. Six of tbe crew were lost. Tho ".Nail City was not injured. Fire in A Ikon, S. C. AiKEir, S.C., March fire Friday night at 9 two frame store building belongings to H. B. Burckhalter, one a two-story and one smaller one-story, next west of passenger depot on Park avenue, and opposite 1'ark av enue hotel. The store was occupied by Jo E. Murry for store of assorted merchandise. The one-story by a colored man, Bean, as a shoeshop. T..OSS on buildings about 81.800, insured, for Sl.OOO; loss on goods about insured for Insurance in Ashurst'g agency. The Body of a Crook. BresuNOHAM, Ala., March A mysterious murder was discos erea yester- day morning near Buchanan, Cleburnecounty. The dead body of a well-dressed young white man was found in an outhouse. The head hod been crushed to pieces by blows with a heavy stick, and pieces of bone, llesb and brains were scattered all over the room. By the side of the body was a valise containing some food and what are supposed to be a set of burglar's tools. There was no scrap of pa- per or anything by which tho body could be identified, and no ono in tbe neighborhood had seen the dead man alive. The body as buried without identification, and tho affair remains a mystery. _____ She Stood Before Che Mirror. KAI.KIOH, N. C., March "Wednesday, Martha Eaton committed suicide in Surry county, bj' cutting her throat with a razor. The horrible deed was coolly committed before a milter, and she nearly severed her head from her Dody. She died almost instantly. Show-asm ill health and of unsound miud, andsome time: ago threatened to drown her- self. Her age was about 46 years. ADBIFT AT SEA, OF PARIS THE PASSENGERS GREATLY EXCITED. TeMvl in TWVTB tbe Into Queeoctowa.. QUKKNSTOWN, March Inman line steamer City of Paris, towed by the strainer Aldflrsgate.arrived Qtteenatown at 4 o'clock this morning. The accident by which the City of Puts was disabled, occurred on Tues- day, and was cloned by the breakage of the low pressure cylinder M the pott engine, the flying pieces of metal forcing the bulkhead and disabling the starboard engine. The pas- sengers became panic stricken when they found the ship making water and that there was a tKMSihility of the vessel foundering. The water which flooded the engine compartment forced Its way through tbe injection tubes, which, It ia alleged, the engineer during hU ex- citement, neglected to shut. The starboard eu- giiie was shattered almost to pieces. port engine rooms were filled with upward ol tons of water. The port engine was useless. PBIVATE JOHN ALLEN, root WIT, Of WHO HOLDS THE PLACE OF S. S. COX- Kbw Started His ropnlmr.tr-Mr. Witnessed by the Qreatvat Crowd Kver Stoeu in It or Jin. BEKI.IN, March departure of Prince Bismarck for Fredericksruhe was the occasion of the greatest pubiic ovation given in Berlin since the return of the victorious troops in 1871. The only thins lacking was the official display of banting. The sight pi the crowd seemed fairly to take away the prince's breath, and he appeared to be making; a strong effort to repress his emotion. The in- terior of the railway salon was heaped with flowers. On the cushion lay the emperor's tubute, a great wreAth of violets encircling a laurel wreath with golden bfos-soms and red, white, and black ribbon attached. The empress sent a basket of elder flower blossoms and magnificent roses, Several times a great cry arose, "come hack which seemed! pain the prince. Then 1 'Wacht on Rhine" was started and awakened the deepest emotion while just before the departure of the train "Deutsch Land, Dentbch Ijand Uber Alles" was sang. The officials tried to exclude the public from the station, whereupon hundreds rushed to bay tickets for Spandau. Soon all the tickets were sold, then a raid was made on the next station, the fare to which is a crown. The prince was half pushed, half lifted from the platform. The police was utterly powerless to keep order. The Catalonlnu Workmen BARCKI.ON.I, March strike move- ment is spreadijig. Throughout Catalonia, men Lavo quit wortf, and it 13 expected that nmuy inoro will soon join the strikers. Fears are enter ained that all the factories in Catalonia will be competed to close their doors. There is a strong anarchist element among the working men. Bismarck's Birthday, BERLIN, March birthday was celebrated at Kaiber's lauterin today with a grand fete, attended by inaiiy deputies and a large concourse of people. Herr Mignel de- livered an eloquent speech on Bismarck's in- comparable services to the emperor and the empire. Thousands of people visited Bismarck today. _ To the French Chambers. PARIS, March Guichard, republican, was etected to lire chamber of deputies from the department of the Uhiue today, and M. Kaiborti, an independent republican, was elected deputy from Nice. Both take the places of deputies whose elections were quashed by the chamber.______ The Hand of Despotism. Bio JANKIRO, March decree has been. issued ordering persons guilty of publishing or telegraphing false alarmist rumors fco be tried by court-martial. NOT KISS THE BIBLE, And the Judge Approves, Calling the Cus- tom a Belie of Idolatry. PHILADELPHIA, March stylish young wo- man nacl been sworn and had partially given in her .testimony before Judge Arnold, wlien one of the jurors objected on the ground that she had not kissed tbe Bible. After a breezy discussion between counsel. Judge Arnold cut the matter abort by ordering the witness to be swom by the uplifted hand. "I am not Bald the Judge, "that this witness did not kiss the book. I would not do it book like that. This custom is a relic of idolatry, and the sooner it is abolished the better it will be. I do not think this witness ob- tertfed to kisaine the book because she intended {oluVbutItacauK It IB a dirty book. I respect her regard for her person and her health." TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. The executive committee of the National Bdi- tortal association will meet at Cincinnati on May Tth. Bond offerings Saturday, an accepted at lJU for four per cents and for lour-and- fjThc house committe on naval has com- pleted the naval appropriatUmfcUl. The bill car- ries a total appropriation of JS23. The Ionian line Meamer "City of Parts" sailed -York March ITth, wai spoken west MMI MMLV WmWf WBCjr THK DTSA9TIR All went well until the twenty-fifth, when, at p. m., while the steamer was going at fall speed, the starboard engine suddenly col- lapsed and the low pressure cylinder broke, smashing the injection water pipe bursting the iron bulkhead dividing the port and starboard engines. The metal flew around in all directions. A portion of the machinery smashed through the steamer's double bottom. The water poured through tbe hole into tbe engine rooms, compelling the engineers and firemen to rush to the other deck for safety. Terrible consequences would ensued, but for the bravery of the second engineer, who, at the peril of his lite, en- veloped, as he was in hissing steam, managed to shut off tbe steam, thus saving tbe machinery from total demolition, which would have happened had the engines continued working. He then escaped unhurt. Tbe passengers were much excited, but the cap- tain and the officers succeeded in assuring them that there was no danger. The life boats were cleared in readiness for use, and the pumps kept working. Tbe steamer drifted helplessly until the 23th instant, when the captain sent Chief Officer Fasson and six men in a life boat to get into the track ot the other line steamer, in the hope of being able to mtercent the City of Chester or the Adriatic. The boat met the Adriatic, which declined to, take the City ol Paris in tow. The Aldersgatc now hove in sight, and offend to tow the City of Paris. The offer was accepted. The Aldersgate is a small steamer, unable to tow over four or nve knots hourly, and progress was slow until Satur- day, when the Ohio was sighted. She stood by until 3 p. m., when Fastnet was sighted. Two tugs were sent later. The water kept increasing in spite of the work of the pumps, the examination being made by divers. The accident occurred 916 miles west ot Fastuet. SBATKHENTB OF THK FASSBBQBRS. The statements by the passengers, which are similar to other accounts of the accident, are to tbe effect that there was a loud crash fol- lowed by tbe explosion. The ship quivered and the engine thumped. The vessel leaked rapidly from the hole in the bottnm. Tbe officers calmed the excited passengers. The conduct of the crew was admirable. Tbe weather was nne with no wind. During the sixty hours the steamer drifted, she kept show- ing distress signals, sending np rockets and burning flares On Friday morning the Adriatic was sighted. She offered to convey the passengers to New York, but the offer was declined. Tbe Adriatic proceeded, and sent tbe Aldorsgate to aid tbe City of Paris, Three tugs joined the disabled vessel and accompanied her to Queenstown. The passengers held a meeting and returned thanks to Providence for thoir delivery. They also expressed appreciation of the exemplary con- duct of tbe captain and the crew, raised a sub- scription of COO pounds for the Liverpool and New York mariner's institute. THE CAFTAIN'S BBPORT. The captain of the City of Paris has fur- nished to the company's agent at Queenstown the following report ot the accident: It must be considered a very meagre account of an oc- currence that has every appearance of being one of the most serious on record. The report is dated "from the City of Paris, March and is addressed to Cummins, and says: "Tuesday, March 25th, p. 21G miles west of Kastnet, the starboard engine broke down from some unknown cause. The cylinder went to pieces, injuring the bulkhead aud breaking the injection and water pipe connections, allowing a considerable quantity of water to run into both engine rooms and adjacent sections. No one on board injured." THK 9TKWS IS SCAJTT. Cummins himself went in a tug in meet the City of Paris which entered the harbor precisely at p. in. A number ol press agents who sought to go off to the steamer were refused admission. Indeed, throughout the whole matter scant courtesy has been shown them. "When Cummins returned he was accompanied by three persons, evidently pas- sengers, but none would give a wora of information. The second tug went oat and brought back neither mails or passengers. It was only on the arrival of the third tug, con- siderably later in the day, with a dozen pas- that anything could be gleaned to the nature ot the acci- dent. Special trains were kept in readiness here throughout tbe night with a large staff ot railway hands. Early last even- ing, probably before the actual state of affairs on the steamer was known, the Intention of the agents was to land the mails and passen- gers who desired to go ashore, and have the steamer towed straight to Liverpool. As morning approached it leaked out that the steamer would be brought to Cork harbor and all the passengers aud malls disembarked. The mails were all landed by 7 a. m., bat in- stead of tbe greatest dispatch and energy, it was well into the afternoon before the passen- gers and baggage got away. The getting of authentic and detailed information is attended with the utmost difficulty, owing to the reti- cence ot the company's officials. However, interviews with the passengers furnish a fair outline ot events, both before and after the accident._______________ Another Teasel Wrecked. LONCOM, March is learned that tbe British steamer, Quit ot Aden, from Clyde, January id, for Valparaiso, was wrecked when one hundred miles from land. Three boats, containing in all eighty-one people, left the vessel, and one of them arrived at Chilo Island, off the west coast of South America. Two steamers are searching for the missing boats. The Govenunattt Wina. IJSBOK, Match government party has carried Oporto. The minister ot colonies la elected. Dispatches from the provinces show that the government will have a strong majority in the new chamber. Serpa Pinto and Castelloes, according to revised returns, are elected in Lisbon by minority votes. The president of the recently dissolved municipal March "Private John of Mississippi, who became tbe wit of tbe bouse of representatives with the death of Sunset Cox, tells a good slety-on himself of how he came to be a pro- fotnd lawyer. A party of members were telling yarns in the cloak room of the house yesterday, and vfcen Allen's turn came he told this one: "I want to tell you of the greatest legal vic- tory ot my said Allen, as he lighted a cigar and propped his feet against the wall, in true southern style. "It was down in Tupelo, during tbe trying period jnst after tho war. I waa at that time a practicing is, whenever I had any cases to prac- dee with. One day old "Uncle" Pompey, one of the old negroes of tbe settlement, came into my office and said: John, I wants yon to cl'ar me. Tse gUlne to be 'rested for stealiii' ot two hams voVen de cross road store." t 'Well, I asked, 'did you steal the 1  a short passage In the eld BmjlUh law, dearly decides this uase and whteb, tbe moment, your honor may have forgotten. "Then I fished down into my pocket and drew forth, with a great flourish, an old copy of Julius Caesar. I opened it with great dig- nity to the first page and read the Ime which is familiar to every school-boy, 'Omnia Gallia in partes tres divisa est.' 'That decides the case, said I, throwing the book upon the table. 'That' clearly acquits the defendant.' "With great dignity and solemnity I the: took my seat. The old magistrate was com- pletely nonplussed. He looked at me a mo- ment qulzlcally, and scratchedhlshead. Then turning to Fompey, he raised himself to his full height, and said: 'Pompey, I know yon stole them bams, but by the ingenuity of your lawyer I've got to let you go. Git he said, as he planted his number nine in the seat of Pompey's panto, 'and if you ever come here agaih, lawyer or no lawyea, you git six months." "Bill Scott, ot is again coming to the front. He will be remembered as a member of the last house, and as Mr. Cleveland's closest political adviser. Mr. Scott was one of tbe few democrats who ever came to congress from a republican district. He served two terms, but was not a candidate for tbe present house. He is going to be a candidate for election to the lower house of the Pennsylvania legisla- ture. He has made an arrangement with tbe other democratic leaders of the state that it he can succeed in electing a democratic legisla- ture he will be the recognized democratic candidate for the United States senate to suc- ceed Don Cameron. Mr. Scott is as much, an admirer of Mr, Cleveland now as ever, and be is perhaps doing more work towards obtaining the vote of the next democratic convention for Mr. Cleveland than any other of his admirers. nresmentol merecem council is also elected. Speaking of Mr. Cleveland, his popularity among the people ol Washington ia something wonderful. Many say it is Mrs. Cleveland and perhaps it is, but nevertheless, tbe two Clevelands compose the most popular family with the people, that ever occupied the white house. An evidence ot the extreme unpopularity ot President Harrison, and the popularity ot Mr Cleveland was noticed at Albangh's grand op- era house last night anting the performance of the Water Queen. One of the tronp gave an im- personation of many modern celebrities. He disguised himself so as to make himself appear to be a dozen or more public men ot the pres- ent day. His impersonation ot Gladstone Parnell, Bismarck, Blaine, Cleveland, Tliur- man, Harrison and Wanamaker was perfect Blaine was applauded; Wanamaker was greeted with laughter; when Thur- man appeared the audience applauded enthusiastically; ,bnt when Cleveland appeared the house indulged in wild applause and cheering. However, when the clever artist appeared as Harrison, which was a splendid Impersonation, there was almost silence. Harrison's unpopularity with the people Is also shown by tbe very small number of viat- tors who attend his public receptions. When Mr. Cleveland occupied the white house the great east room was fairly jammed on each ot his reception days, while now the crowds ttiot attend Mr. Harrison's recep- tions appear like a few stragglers in the grea loom. No one ever calls twice to see him, tor he shakes their hands ta such an indifferen and icy manner that none care to be chilled second time. It Mi. Harrison has a single warm, personal friend, other than bis i one has ever heard ot him. "Did yon know that Governor Gordon w_ named for said Colonel Jack Brown.the well known Georgia republican lawyer, here Yesteidav. "WeU, it's a fart. Imbootoa AN OLD QUARREL Out Anew" With ratal B Scbaman Shot. BOSTON, Ga., March B. W. Daniels was summoned last night about midnight to dress the wounds of Mr. Schuman, at Aucilla, about ten miles south of ere, who was mortally shot by M. B. Linton, bout 10 o'clock with a shotgun, loaded with tren buck shot. One shot entered the left ung, and the remaining six shattered the left aoulder to pieces. The shot was made at lose range. THK QUASBKX, These parties have had previous quarrels and bout one year ago exchanged shots, but no amaga was done. Last night a young Mr. Catch entered Mr. Lintons store to make a ew small purchases. Mr. Linton was mad, and Fatch left the store and went across the treet to Schnman's store to do his trading, n picked up bis shotgun and went across the street to Bchuman's, cursing and trying to raise trouble. Mr. Schnman started to the door to ask Mr. Linton to have no fuss. Lin- on instantly opened fire on Schuman with the above results. TBR ASSAILANT ESCAPES. AA soon as Schuman fell, Linton left for tarts unknown. A warrant was sworn oat nd placed In Deputy Sheriff Blond's lands for execution. Every means will be taken to capture Linton. It s reported that one thousand dollars reward s offered for Linton's arrest, and it is thought hat the reward will be raised. Public feeling a very much against Unton. When drinking Linton Is considered dangerous. Dr. Daniels returned to Boston this evening at 4 o'clock, and reports his patient .resting very well under he circumstances. There is little hopes ot tehuman'a recovery._______ MEETS DEATH AMONG STBANGKB8. A Tonne Ohloan IMes While Koroate to Florida for His Health. MACON, Ga., March southwestern passenger train, which arrived in this city at T :30 o'clock this morning, brought with it the remains of young Noah Hollinger, ot Weaver, Ohio. Hollinger was on his way to Florida tor his health, accompanied by bis brother and slater, a voung girl ot of rare beauty. Ono yeftr ago he was toe tare of health, but consumption seized him, until wasted and almost at death's door, ie started for Florida. While sleep- ing last night aboard the train be breathed his last, and his remains were brought to Hacon for embalming and ship- ment. Undertaker Clay took charge ot the corpse and prepared it for shipment. The re- mains were placed in a handsome casket and sent off on the 1 :V> train today. His sister was almost overcome with grief and her sorrow seemed to touch all who wit- nessed it. TEST DAYS DEAD. The Discovery of a Dead Body Suggests a GBATSVII.I.I, Ga., March [Special.] A negro boy was found dead in Chicamauga river today, at the No. B railroad bridge, on the Western and Atlantic, one mile south of this place. It Is a mystery bow the boy came there. The boy had been dead over ten days. He was neatly dressed. No such person bas been missed in this county. An inquest was had, and the corpse buried. The impression is that tbe boy fell from the train as the car passed over the bridge, and was drowned One oye popped out. There was a deep cut or braise across the nose and eyes. Some parties think the boy was murdered and thrown in the stream. The boy was abont seven years old. SHOT FROM BIS OWN GUN. The Tragic Death of a Fanldlng County Honter. DALIAS, GA., March terday afternoon quite a sad accident took place about eight miles from this place. Mr. Jeff Austin was oal hunting, aud, while stand- ing on an old stump, his gun fell from his hands and was discharged, the whole load lodging in his body. Sir. Austin died from the effects of his wound this morning at 3 o'clock. He was eighteen years old. Baw Bimroed. RADI.KY, Ga., March huge saw mill owned by Messrs. Donovar Perkins Pinetncky, about seven miles north ot tbi. place, caught fire yesterday, al- most totally destroying the whole mill, bnJ by the faithful work of the convicts and the management of Contain J. A. Cheatham, the fire was extinguished before the mill was burned. The elevator was totally destroyed and seven or eight cars of boards. The toss Mr. Perkins says, is between twenty-five hun- red and three thousand dollars. Small insnr ance. Tried for Kcztter. FKAVKI.nr, Ga., March B. H. Tompkins, onelof Heard county's best citizens, was tried for the murder of Mr. Joe Head, February, 1889. The evidence was sub- mitted to the Jury without argument. The jury retired only fifteen minntes, and returned a verdict of Mr. Tompkins hav fag been tried by jury of inquest and acquitted Presented to grand jury one year ago, they found no bill. But the grand jury ot last Sep- tember found thebill. _______ A Oreat Day for tfce MetnodlMs. BiVASHAB, Ga., March was a great day in Methodist circles. They dedicated Wesley Monumental church, an ed ifice of great beauty within. Dedicatory ser vices were held in the morning and afternoon and at night, Kev. Dr. Morrison, of Atlanta, preached About JS.OOO was contributed to the church during the day. The Boy Bad Skipped. ACOCSTA, Ga., Connolly wired the police authorities bare to- night to arrest News Butcher Hamlet, of the Georgia railroad service, charged in Atlanta with larceny. The police failed to get the boy from the Incoming train tonight. SLIME LEVEES SAFE. Tsrsr JBATM THE LATEST fROM THE ftlVER BANK. Jolra P. TelAgraplis That tlrt Leven Are Now. f rasa OtK CHATTinoooi, Tenn., March The fol. oving, dated Memphis, has been received bf he Times from John P. Richardson, largest cotton planter in the south I find from special telegrams no break n tbe levee at Friar's point. Chief Kogineet Dabney wires that there is no break in his dia. .net, and none expected. His levees are ine- shape. A large force Is strengthening and raising every suspicions place. To a great extent the newspapers have been too sensa- tional. I am sure the planters can and will provide lor their labor. Their lands are use- without tabor. Wait until the. plantenr call for aid. At the moment of an break s confusion. I tear the will labor to do as they did in in 1832, wait for gov- ernment rations, and refuse to work whan ilautiug is further behind now than I knew it. Planters will call for aid when nec- essary, and then their calls should be re- sponded to promptly, and privately, and by government. The breaks intho levee are bad. ind causing a good deal of the country to M covered with water, but yet the will not appeal for aid. Otherwise labor will ta demoralized, and leave the planters in a  an egg-haiHnjT, anil after spending several in friendly converwitirn, Aulltnan and embraced each other for a ami began disputing wltn each othi-r to some imma- terial and one woril CAU. il for another uuttt tue of a iwrioua difficulty, took Jackson and put him out or tna Aultman ajid when he waa com- inB down the Jai k am uixmed fire. shots were excluaiirn. Jack-on alined with pre- ci-ion. one ball eiucnnK AiiHman's body niuler the left arm, ijiJ the otuer taking effect somewhere about tlif heart. Aultman returned the Mre, it ia not ki.uwn whether Jacknon wounded or not. Aulunun's condition is conaiu-4 serious. _ A BEAD BODY FOEIUB. Evidence that Tragedy Most Have Flace. EATOMTOH, Ga., March dead body of a negro man was found Saturday near Mt. Lee academy, about eight miles from Eatonton. From appearances he seemed to have been dead about three days, as decompo- sition had set in. It it evident that tbe body was brought to the spot some time during Wednesday night last, as it Is in plain view ol the public leading to Eatonton, and was found by some partiet pasaLng early Every evidence of foul play ta ratnmt, there are several severe bruises about body and bead. The body has been recognized as that of Tom Guy, a negro in the employ ol the, Griffin Monticello and Athens railroad, and working until recently, near the scene. The coroner went out to investigate the matter tonight, but has not jet returned. THB WIKTKB SEASOH CtOSIJfO. _ Thomasviite gasified With tltt at TBOMASTILI.E, Ga., March The winfer season here is drawing to a clow. The "round up" will show that while we are a little behind last year's business, the differ- ence f. not very .The Piney WoodJ howl has had an exceptionally too and other hotels have done fairly well. Xbj birds of pawage are beginning to PjuM thete wiiucs for flight homeward, and by.April IS enjoy oar beautiful spring season._______f_______ Deforest laio KOMI, Ga., March VewYork Matnal Life Insurance company paid to the estate of DeForest Allgr.od yesterday, the amount of their policy oa his We. The UAf.1 insurance on Mr. f lite was Lrntoxu, Ga., March terday at 2 o'clock the bouse occupied by A. Norton, and belonging to Mr. R. H. Bandle, ot Atlanta, was burned. Caw, defective store Oat 
                            

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