Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Atlanta Constitution Newspaper Archive: April 30, 1890 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Atlanta Constitution

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE ATLANTA .CONSTITUTION. VOL. XXI. ATLANTA, GA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 189O. TEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TO PERPETUATE HIS PARTY. He So That South- ern A V De-peiatc HKht. Prrrsin.1" Vjnl ]-It was known th it i n flit i 1-.1 >n of the Ameri- cas ban mght, Congressman that ho was un 1 is fitt when the time came ll1 ll tho toast 'IhevVays H win h r munttee he holds i 1 for torn t and f 0 tl here genera1 becauu chief i i i 1 i of jtoktr it t nutil t i 1 pi U i 11 t rt v you t H n 1 th-Ulhe pm ite in imiker who was piping corks until he u Ji to iigure a-, his .n I u in ruing p, uno hi til but not it di 1 that of rt %e1rv mi H i; (.10 roi eiled in i T IT Qniv It WHS 1 III Macto th J D i 1 secretar the i t i hi 1 tl il is ni 1 i" 4 (rgni t n t i ui i UM embpii, tot t t I i wJJODI c i uf llil .1 flit iful f Of Mi i tht r i r-. is were r s i k H n lev! tl o pin. ito i 1 f ut turn f tho chi imin of r, i ui i in Mmmttee became a t h in cut, some tune fur tht t f tl t. bin L nt i pi In si 'i c ui u tl t t at ton uiturillj Drifted n Oi s, k i lirshin of the paitj and U M tl M mil le me indignant He 1 1 tl it Qi 111 U ficed tlio rjjiu n f r tht situ of tne ic, ton tli it Hit un _ hous of r u t f )1 -v wrs f rc led 1 each in a iaU rtu-rrs Ii ilf i iUmrt t nt That meeting of the ri_[ U i in c numttee on May 7th is I f r Tc rt ut j urj s than tho icct.pt ance of O s n s aUon It is called to take n i tu r 11 T. plan which per fected an 1 s( uio of them undei his ti n alrea Ij -ncll under w promises to insure tl e nermiucnt control of all branches -of the g eminent to the republican part} lea ii i moment, and then ibruptlj asked his c m pinion ho is liking- tins rcnsns imw 'I >birtP h assistants I sup- wa-> the soDifnliit surp- sod inswer and you can just bet that it will be taken tight was the speedy answer What tlo jou suppose HK.UC all those In Florida for0 T irpon fishing9 liardK I tt mo te 1 u and here his oice In c imt, at cute h itio and imperious, Th.it as u htm negro w ill to bo cry c i) JK ion to bo counte 1 m tho census this fCl hat 1 3011 mein9 Tfisr I su The census enumerators -Will disrotr few southern negroes this year Th negroes will n .t kick and nobotly 1 o alloivtd to u can see in a ino- mout the momentous result of this e ex wet t h-ue tho census completed b> Jane 20 "Thanks to in amendment to tbe laws proposed -on the subject pn bv Sunset Cox the certificate of Superintendent I orter 13 all that needs to take action for a new appor tioumeiit H )Vi THF SOLTH MIIL LOSE "By our sjstem of counting continued tho speaker growing more enthusiastic, "we ex the southern states to lose at least eigh- teen or twentj representatives If the negro Is not counted at the polls he shall not be in tbe census The ostern states will gam In just about the pn portion that the southern ones will lose Minnesota will get three or four more congressmen, and Kansas and Ne braska perhaps a half each, not to speak tbe Dakotos and tho rest of them "But can such action be forced thiough con at the eleventh hour, against all prece- dent0 exclaimed hia listener m astonishment It can and easilj, too "ion see this is not a hast) scheme It was decided upon as soon as it was found that the democrats would re- distnct Ohio Ihe McComaa anti-gerryman- denng bill will not be passed It does not cover the exigent ies of the case There is need  itdstnct for congressional Purp. sos to make the most of the increased opportunities It will be of no use for the deimcnti t) ittcmpt t. follow this line of for with the Lxuption of one or two ues the-, ui l nni -i decided decrease, and f >OW WHAT TOU THINK9 aikea the HPeafcer. tnumphantly, WM do you think about the next congress? Andmf course, the sanw situation applies to 41 ill the electoral votes There is one state usually called southern, by the to which the census scheme does not apply That la West Virginia It is surely republican fci 1892 In the last two years Bikini, through his liiid, cool and railroad companies, lias intro- duced new votes mto the state It was made tho nrst condition of tlieir employment that thty should he tried and true republicans West Virginia will vote for the next repub- hean candxdatc for president beyond all possi- bility of dispute "lliat is but one feature ol tho plan, con- tinued I each The actual work of the next presidential campaign is already well under vsaj MFD IN( INI, t n It looks as though C U ill hi the c fntlnlite ami Qu tv lion lifj in his personal ainmiuution, he will fire Soneof tlu> mi> lie fuel off at an date if those Uttk ittacks Qua> arc not st  i Saj H Ilcni y at in n Chin les ton 1! I I STON St. Vj Til l' 'I UR them c liti rs TIC hyie in num IMM The Ur t Trrn-1 w is tint of Ilcnrj it i r oit ho is to (tuio toun nou it n M i i an 1 M uls Ii in in t in tod ij Mr W talked liti s t it, t n t lie sai I Et mt tho l.itton off rt lii in tht hi 1 IK ir i I in is to rt il tr i n tl o in which thr j s the uniitnt all ilion th it v, 111 etd f i t i 1 j expect to tiir> i distrK in the south to put Hum to i rrj nt r xE ctioi in 1 do not Itlu th it they will succee 1 1 IhinJ flu ir anil sst s will so n v t u] n the 11 in the ninth ia to entirely in> i int thcj maj aujvuro Ij f m d itn u 1111- I of tJ c democratic foi the IK t. ecti u 1 ft sij s I that the ths rf the Tt i rail nirU of tho n< ithwcst will Con ti UK but is to the hopes (fa democrat t it t  H that tl demoi ri( r wi 1 still to loi k to an 1 in tceitatnHtii Mates like Nt >rk Ti lulnni tind t init cti ut It v ill icquiio them with tliptmitel south to i irrv Ju olcction t the states into tl e republican account WHO WILL. HI C VTK'l Of the outlook: in he sajs he icgirds it as oncour If Nt w ork shall to the torn cntioii uiiittd for CievoJunl, thero is no doubt that ho will be ruminated but if suth be not tho coso tho pirtj must h ok el e here for a nominee It w oultl be suicnl il to take tht, nominee from New ork state if it were ttiMdcd and there was an opulent de termination of any lerablo to knife the party Outside of Clevelind there is no one whom I think of now as the nominee No 0110 knows w h it ma> happen MIGWUMPS MLST BF DIS< 1RDFD I e if Clev eland should go back to tho white house, lie will go as a democrat, and not as n mugwump, though T nothing to say against the mugwumps and mean no disre spe jw IORK, tutures opened lower and further declined closing at about tue lowest figures of the day and eight to ten points off Iron It is no lunger speculation in cutton but in silver Silver lost a part or its late ad vance BO did cotton Cotton of itself is weak but silver mav carry ft higher At any rate cannot win unless you bet antl tben you are api to lose The weather at the south was clear ani in short, the temperature at manj points I: quite too low The crop movement is prcttj wol maintained at interior towns. Cotton was one sixteenth lower and dull The Bank Did a Poor B NEW ORK, April 29 Homesteat bank, doing business at the corner of Tent] cnue and Fifty-third street, has shut down Its affairs are now in the hands ol N A Chap- man, who was connected with the Western JSational bank Everyone will tbe money due him The bank was not profitable and the depositors wete asked to withdraw their TWO BAD BILLS WHICH JT1V FORTS THE BILL A RESULT OF IGNORANCE. The Buttenrorth Kill Hard Upon the mer, While the BiU in One of Olaring; Seclionttl Interest ISHINQTON April 23 [Spec.al ests are in from everj section .he Bntterworth "options" or "futures" bill, Ahiih places a hoiv> license fee upon dealeis n futures, together with a tix upon every jxmnd or b ishe1 of ceitam specified articles so r Ils object is to break up the dealings ti conitrs haie ikcn place in the grain, cotton and meat mar- kets of recont enrs BLl IT e.01- S MLt H KUUTHFH In peaking of it a 8ontlii.ni member said The ct sought was not merely the moral one f the s of gambling but more potent nas the idea of rel of for the firmer who his bee 11 popularly p( sel to ground between the bulls antl IK irs tlio of cadi in turn This retUuniu i ed .th the committee- which re- trteil the bill on the 8th of Apill, s is cle trly apparent from an imeudment which tl ev n a I< exempting from the full ef- fect of it tlio uiivde In farmers m to rops in the actual course of prod ic ion H the bill bhows that its frinicn M rc not txuiiliai w ith modern businew nethods 4S IT 4.1-1 If  ould be quick to take of to detriment What he does do is to o a cotton note pajable in cotton an agreed pei pound, but co this is gi en befoie a p'ant in tho ground it would not come under the exemption clause the present rat tu o enables the farmer to pay st i> irt and often 111 important pait of his 111- [lebltdnoss with his produce at a f valua- tion w huh the miuuf icturer then ni t rts into cash Abolish this method and tho grower becomes a ictor indeed, while the imcertiinty of receiving hia pay iu- ji res diieetly tho manufacturers of tho fer- tilizers OPPOSKSMASUFACTI Nor is (his ill The cotton manufacturers, as well are made to suffer There is hardly a n aiiufacturer in the country who could give storige room for a >enr s supply of his raw article or who could detaik the amount of capital from his huainefls to Inv i fear a, or even six months'stock Ho can go into the maiket, purchase saj 000 hales deliverable at the rate of 1 001) bales per month e the cost of storage and insurance on tho great bulk of the material, bite it along a it is if Etiilly needed for (he minuf iiturt r and bv taking advantage of f i or ible n Jit ions of the m irkct insui'e a rea- sonable in tiie competition to vhich he is subject and keep lus bauds continually employed Such aio some of the legitimate operations in a sing o article which would be broken up should the Butterwoitb bill become a law. PROTESTS ARE CO511NO IN Tn the f ice of this danger protests are flow- upon the members of congress in a steady stream, and a lively debate is certain to be heard when the bill is called up in the house The I3utterworth bill is oneof two important measures recently reported from the house agncultural committee The other 11 the onger lard bill The men who favor the Bntterworth bill, as a rule, oppose the Conger lord bill Both sides want a day fixed for the bouse to consider the bill they favor, but want tbe other laid aside Those who favor the lard bill aie very much op- posed to the Butterworth bill, and the two factions of the house are fighting each other s bills vigorously For tins reason it is by many that neither of the two bills will pass the Butterworth bill were before the house, and a vote was reached it would probably pass, but the difficulty its supporters will experience will be 111 get ting it considered [E W B QUESTIONS TO SHERMAN, But He to Answer Not the Time Them. WASHINGTON April the transac tion of some routine morning business of little public importance, the consideration of the land, forfeiture bill waa resumed in the senate The debate on Mr Call's amendment was continued by Messrs Plumb, Berry, Mitchell, and Call During the debate, Mr Platt interrupted and offered a concurrent resolution (which was agreed requesting the president to return the Oklahoma bill He explains that, owing to an error of his own the word "west had been used in place of the word in the description of the boundaries Finally Mr Dolph moved to lay the amend ment on the table There was not a quorum voting (yeas 27 nays 14) but as a call of the senate showed the presence of fifty-two mem- bers, the vote was about to be taken again when Mr Sherman rose and notice that er there was a quorum present and the did not disclose that fact, he should insist upon the sensible rule, that senators present and not voting should be counted Several senators complained that they had not been able to bear Mr Sherman's remarks Mr will repeat it I say that hereafter when ttiere is a quorum-present (and more than a quorum, but when, on account of pain and of the absence of some senators, a quorum does not appear as voting, I will insist on the chair deciding the question and naming the senators present who are en- titled to ote and ha-% e not oted M r pairs Mr not disregarding the pairs Mr how can they make a quorum if thcj cannot vote9 Mr it the purpose of the senator from Ohio either to disregard the pairs of senators, or to disregard a rale of the senate, and authorire its presiding officer to do that which the speaker of the house baa oeen recently engaged in Mr w ouM not break a pair, hut there are one or two senators present, whom I will not name, for whom pairs were not announced, and who did not vote on the last ote I think it is the doty of every per- son who o not paired, to vote, and that Is the position that I ha% e always occupied. X neTer have been unpaired without feeling it my duty to vote Mr agree to that. Mr. thorn one or two senators did not care to rote, and who did not vote In such a case as that, I think that the fact of their being present, constituting a quorum, may be pro- wrly announced bv the chair, and I believe hat even the rule adopted by the house of rep- resentatives is in exact accordance with our own rule and with the constipation Mr the senitor answer me cue other question9 Mr Ifr he in the face of tbe rated, ander which this body has acted, hold that it id within the power of the presiding officer to recoenixe as senator, who under his obligation as he construes it, thinks that tie has no nght to vote? Mr rise to a question of order The pending motion ts to lay the amendment on the table and debate is notin order Mr am not debasing, I am only asking a question Mr was but one vote lack- ngofa quorum, and that is present now The vice-president directed the clerk to call the roll Mr ask unanimous consent to live time given to the senator from Ohio to answer the question w hich I have propounded to him Mr would rather not answer it now There is a non-debatable question pend- motion to lay on the table The question was again taken, and Mr Call's amendment was laid on tbe table by a atnct party JO, uaya 18 Mr Pasco offered an amendment giving to jtnal settlers on railroad lands where the road was not built within the time limited m :he grants, the nght to perfect their entries uuder the uomcstead and pre-emption acts Tbia amendment was laid on the table by a like to 18 Another amendment was offered by Mr Uall, and was similaily disposed of Mr Moody offered aa amendment, which was agreed that the ict shall not be construed to confer any nght on any state, corporation or person, to lands that were ex cepted in the grants The bill was then passed without division The He Km Joy customs administrative bill was then taken up, read and amendments recommended bj the committee were agreed Other amendments were submitted by Messrs Dawea and West, andnent without action The senate adjourned PLAIN WOlilXS TO THE SPEAKER. Mr. Denounces Hia Ralliiff as an Oat- Tariff Debate Begun. iTON April Pierce of Tennessee rising to a question of personal privilege in the house, denied a statement made a few days ago by Mr Evans, of Tennes- see, to the effect that there bad been ballot stumng in his district The speaker ruled that this did not pieseiit a matter of personal privilege Mr Pierce responded, sharplj, that he thought it did The speaker said that the gentleman had no right to make such a response to the chair Mr Mills, of did not the speaker stop the gentleman from Tennessee (Sir Evans) tho other day? The The speaker was not present when that occurred Mr you ought not to stop the gentleman from Tennessee now The does not follow. Mr does follow The chair does not rlasire to enter into any personal controversy with the gentleman, and he thinks that if the gentle- man will reflect he nil! not persist m tlte im- propriety Mr   all be in the slate Bib'e testa ment and puzzle Ho had just been into the faith of the Methodist church and was reeoiving the last words of las inimste rial advisers, bis colhu had been made, and ho was soon to be placed in it, whon, at this last moment, a lander ankuowii to "Warden Durston, and not only vnkuown to the prisoner but even unexpecti ii by him a lawyer from the distant city of ork, who, in lus regular practice has nothing to do with murder cases, suddenly appears and the condemned man a new lease of life It was as if at a banging in a count) jail at the very moment when the rope being fastened, 3 ou heard an imperious rap at the jail door and a messenger should stride in bringing a fioin the Such, at an> rate, was tho effect produced here in Auburn todaj, at the prison and on tho streets when the startling news was announced JX WAS Sm-aMAN The lawyer who caused this commotion was Roger M Sherman, of >ew York citj Ho had er cammunicated with Kemmler and very likely had known anything about him except" through tJio newspapers Just Sherman would be inter- esting to know It is only by chance thit the present stop ostensibly m behalf of Kemmler, counts for anything-, for had there not been a little deiay in getting the apparatus in final ordci the cilminal would haie been shocked into the next-world this morning, just after daj break THE TWO STHVNOE LAW YFRH A frequent topic of speculation since the developmeutsof todaj, has been upon the point as to when and v. here the w nt of habeas corpus proceedings had its inception This rooming's tiains brought u OQC of tho mou who expect to be among invited to witness the execution There also aopeared on the scene, at tbe same time Lawyers Sherman and Henry D Gailey 3sew newspapermen recogni7ed these lawyers and immediately be came suspicious Mr Gailey is of the law firm of Carter, Hughes att attorneys for tbe L111 ted States Electric Light com pa 111 the Brush company, and in tome wtjs for the Paul D of the firm, is probably the closest adviser of the people, and last winter used to be in constant conference with Mr Westmghonse, in Windsor hotel Mr Gailey stopped hero at the Hbuse Mr Sherman took a room there also, but did not register, and did everything possible to keep his presence in town unknown Mr Gailey apparently had no business with Mr Sherman They were not together in the cor- ridors or on the streets Mr Gailey declared he liad nothing to do with the interference m Kemmler's behalf, and that; the Westinghouse company baa no interest m the present move ment He had a telegram while here from George Weatinghouse The last part of it read that the Westinghouse people had notli ing to do with the stay of proceedings Mr Sherman left here on the o 05 p m and Mr Gailey on the 7 05 p m train THE DUBIOUS WARDEV Soon after Mr Sherman arrived in Auburn, he saw Warden Durston and told Mm that he had with him a wnt of habeas corpus which would relieve the warden of the job of putting an electric shock into the murderer The war- den was surprised He did not know Mr Sherman and has been pestered so during the last fortnight by electricians and newspaper men m disguise, who, in the eyes of the war den, have been conspirators against him, that he was inclined to doubt the genuineness of Mr Sherman's statement Warden Durston told the was soon after 11 o'clock this any man might show what purported to be a wnt of habeas corpus for Kemmler and ask that it be accepted "I muat have some assurance of the regularity of this said the warden Mr Sherman explained that he had obtained the writ from Judge Wallace on Monday, and that a certified copy would be sent from the clerk of the court at Utica That was not considered sufficient, and, thereupon, Mr Sherman went before Supreme Court Judge who was sitting in chambers, and made affidavit that he was a lawyer, and had obtained a wnt of habeas corpus from Judge Wallace. THE WE IT RKTtlB SABLE IS JUSTE The writ was dated yesterday, and was made returnable at Canandaigua on the third Monday m June Mr Sherman had also pre- pared a paper for Keaunler to sign, certifying that Mr. Sherman was ant honied to act as his counsel and to apply for the wnt. Judge this would hare to he signed by the prisoner In the presence of a notary public Warden Dorston was satisfied with these certificates of the regularity of Mr Sherman's bnsinese, and, except to announce the news formally to the newspaper men and to notify Kemmler, the warden's troubles for the day were over The newspaper men had known, in a general way, about 1 o'clock in the after- noon, what was going on Their information came from District Attorney Qmnley, while at dinner. He said to some of the correspond- "Well, there is not going (o be anv execu- tion, and I am tired, and am going home this afternoon As a reanlt, there was a crowd of newspaper men at tbe prison in quick order to get details It was a quarter past 2 o'clock when Warden Doxston. stepped from his office into the pruoo corridor and formally announced that writ been served upon Mm. Ttojf ajmonjMOWftt wnt the newspaper own scurrying to the telegraph office w >ut for pirticalars whuh tht> nod later. Kotninler was not informed of tho tuni of hia affairs untiLo o clock, when a unary ap- peared with the paper creating 3lr Sheruuur lus counsel Kemmler signed tliepaners readil> but man' ifestfcd no feeling, otl er than t.iit he was somewhat proud of his ab 1 tj to real am) write When Warden wa-. at some to explain mmutelj to Ke nmler that be had boon a new of life fie merelr Oh just as if the real facts wore 11 j; lining to dawn upon Imn Tu.it 1113 fool much easier The future of the case will b ono of long protracted litigation Mr Sb iman wnl not say retaine 1 him Ho s-iid a tht, station. hi't boirdimr Ina trim ue that ha is Kemmler's counsel, an I th U Ha-, al' ex- cept that the wnt obtamel was jperatit o Hot said this gnmlj and tnero w i-s nue'h in his I th it made t1 c r ft U thai Mr s lermaii was in f( r a do tnu IK, I i ami tl at he knew it The r >urt of a.-jK-alJ of this passe 1 up u tin. Uw in 1 decided up  thrown into the the I mtod ttts uid a juestiott of the fed- eral C( list tutiuii irt of con- tf 1S7S mi ler which the put iti m w brought bt M hy thtt L sited Stat ssuprtmoc nit It wa-i intended to cover risos H hen lltf i ilijn e lion Kws in the south were a d I ho supreme cov rt in passing upon tin c w iero n it cliinicd that tl e e i ji of tho t on- stitutum applie I to state H imp cer- tain puiiMmu iits detidt 1 mat tht nHirtion applied to intioii il and not st 1 vio- lations A number of U i I ittm to dct ue todi> that tbt i{ t jti )n will not be successful is it i- i Ij ithiu limits of the decision reft ml t t l AIM SH 11 LTICA X A'iril M 1 lie application foe a habeas corpus for Kemm'tr up tup claim tlut the state Uw u; foi the execution of criminals by electricitj is HI conflict with the constitution of the I inte 1 States in that the punishment impose 1 thorob; i-, cruel unusual and Hint thertbj the siid btata abridges tbe privileges an i immunities bun the said Ivpuimler t} be exempt from. cruel and unusual [miushimnt for cnmp also that the seutei ce that he be exeettel ttauia daj within the current Mtek U 1115 tlie> warden of the prison to set The un- lawful in this that tht, juduial function tixiug the time of IUH de i h M thereby taken from the court ani gt ted to an exectai o ofticer or some untert LIU substitute, undefined and nnar untablo tiuse BIRMNG THF "PLANT" A St Johns' Burns to the Three Loitt. ILLE, t la April The steam- er H B I'lant one of the bent known of tho St John s craft burned to the water's edge at 4 50 o'clock this morning in the mid- dle of Lake lieresford, 10H miles from Jack- sonville, while on her wav to Sanford Threa lues were lost, all colored The men are sup- posed to drowned while attempting to swim ashore The raissme are Etbert MaUory, a waiter Walter a deck hand and an unknown deck passenger who boarded the steamer At way landing The 'Plant It ft here Monday afternoon with a heavy miscellaneous freight, eight cabin and ten derk and a crew of twenty three meii She rea< bed Bercsford about i iO the following morning-. thing was running smoothly and tha night was dear and still This take is about one mile wide and strettlies west from the en- trance to the lher  enter the mer The ill fated boat about in the middle of the 1 iVc on her m er course when tbe firo first broke out f U IF OF THE KIRF The watchman was about to go to bod as day began to break. As he was filling his it overflowed and ignitpd from the wick which it if supposed he left burning- He alarm, and several of the dt c k and fire- men rushed in and succeeded in nearly smoth- ering the blaze before damage watt done. but m the scuffles about the little room a five- gaUon of oil w as upset and the ftm 1 ram over the rloor It at once 1 in an in- stant the room was full of names The watch- man had lus hand severelj burned before hff could get out A stream of ran along the rfoor into the freight dock and under a pile of boxea filled with soap Tbe pine wood and tUa combustible contents broke oiitm a sheet oC bla7e and smoke The de  state room doors, the tern fled scarcely awake ran frantically mto the clad in their night clothes, only to find tba> cabin filled with a stifling cloud of blade smoke, and forward tbe red glare and cracklinff timbers, with the confused dm down stain, were enough to cause a panic, but the preaenoa of mind displayed remarkable The cabut passengers had no time to save their clothing, and men crowded out upon Ihe rear deck in trousers and shirts and Mrs Thweatt. the only lady in cabin, held the haivk of her two little boys, wh with nothing but night were the coolest of all BRAVE OFTICEKJ J Captain Hall rushed downstairs, but that a fight waa useless, and returned to tba upper deck to uncb tbe Tbe star- board boat aft of the wheel was swung and lowered a few feet, when a number of negroes, frightened beyond any leaped into it In a moment the boat filled with people. Captain Hall Second Engineer Charen were left lower tbe boat to the water The ropes the flesh from their hands, bat they held on with heroic courage and endanwea under the tremendous weight Three col- ored women and four deck passengers were gotten m the boat and she started for the shore, picking up several people struggling in tha water Captain Hall stuck to his ship until the deck was a mass ot and when ha was sure that all were off, he jumped over- board and swam ashore behind the boat pre- venting the frightened negroes from chnibiof over the gunwales and upsetting her TBKBK MKIf DROWM.D One passenger was seen to sink while j nung for the shore, and two colored deck-! hands, who are known to have jumped board, are musing Nothing was saved Teasel burned (o the wafer's adge, ami drifted ashore The passengen _were at a farm house The and by tbe Pf-iai ment company Tbe company will place an ordar fcr a with ar Oat th   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication