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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               D VOL. XXI. "ATLANTA, QA.. WEDNESDAY MOBNINQ, MAY 7, PAGES. PEICE FIVE CENTS. OYEE BECK'S REMAINS. HE WAS A VICTIM. iBE BOAT UPON WHiCH BOOTH FLED P In PiiMliuont Pirk by One of nb. Help, dUlm to Ort Out of t'lu Miv 0 ,1 and thii lule >int hich Join, tbepnbhc "he -tr-ot ons o tl" _r u mailm eiv offered of the ot UtAtlanta Since Jones sJisil ir, Hanavv vani I ist I un und the circunist m f. 1 rmted he 1 us n SflCVlCFS MARCH OF THE FUNERAL PROCESSION Fioin the Oapi'ol to tlie railroad Depaitnrt. of the Spt lal Tram for Lexington, Ky. Mjj 1 dripping iltj the moital reu "mi ot James Bitrnie Bock late Lulled Stills -senator fiom Ktiituekj, were borne, it 10 o e oc v this morning fioui the residence of 1 i pro cnlitive of Kentnekv, to the cuiito' The wcie ae eoinp tilled bj the comm ttce of .r and honciarj pa'l named bv tl e Kentucky delegation Ar riv n K it (he e 1st fiont of the senate wing the sinitors mil pill lott their im fm 11 two hues with benitors burn md 1 it tiie held the iaskot THE COllSFIItACr I.E il-KEAKT'S "DEATH. LETTERS FROM MISS ROSA CANNON And Other Evidence Which Slieds Liglit on the Ti ue Inwardness of the Murder of an Innocent HIOCTO. IT WAS LIVELY. A AT THE CLAYTON INVESTIGATION. Armstronc Judge UIc- Clure. I'oirell Clavtoii'3 Attorney, and Iteceives a Blow in the Face. w is borne from the hi In a detail of eight af iles.ro the erous letters ftom mg dune must urn from the oaltim: the ficts of 1 11 eroto hiving i V foi himself mtioi il 1 t tuh diucblj with tlio pvcnnooE Im ilkts i iatio.1 of Prcsilcnt tl t capuol l lice up the steps ind into the 11 ible room wheio it vv es visited bv seveni hi mile I [cr hi fire its al into the sin. c clumber The c Iwas toveicd with bUcKMo.b ml boieisihcr pi uo viith the wouls- Tunis Ilurme Beck, bom lo Ih-U, died o IS'tO I-OItM IK III US Onthet-uAotiu i bum li of rose, from Mr ind Mrs 1' K Brei k ind tho gl vss tin theUet mil bust if the de c  embark in the sb w business with himse't is chief attncti n his from the nav v vird an effort v as maleb} afnend to i must r Iwm Booth in his boln f but to no purpose 1> w vs behov e 1 mil irjcned thatwl'ile Jonealal nil nis acted w lupin-ring tlie part he in 1m issisting l.ooth to escape he did no mi re th m me n a i ut t f a thons-md would liivo done nd {or tl e love Edwin BoOih foi his brother he shou'da d Hie man w 1 o stood bj John Will.es Booth in Ills darkest houis MJ WORD T-fOM I-DWIN Seronl let ers expl mini, the situation wire sent Edwin Boi t'i but no replj ever cime When he w-as recentlj iv ma: in Balti 11 11 this friend who 1 id interested himself H Jones belief visile I that cits in 1 made ev ciy Effort t> see him hut to no pun >se 4 Ho 1 is dec ded to go the Piedmont hon nJ forsevcul weeVb pi-l ho has been In Dithering up di'Tcrcnt pieces ot tho boi' which he 3 ive Booth to so across the "mer I understmd that ifter the boat wab deserted on the bmk of M ichoi'oc c-eek near Mrs Uutseiibi rv s tint it w is Clineil oil i 1 taken to i ee >nn m those dijs people were tun is n 1 rent juts of the b it fcnnd tin i w-i into the posses.su n of i iinny people Of course at, veirs rolled bj tl o pieces i f usi h ss pink bieii guarded illy anil ho 'iis foun I t >ns 'crab e dill- ntv m ill erii s; up tho i icces One old ad an m nmi bi ar 1 mult of i l lete mil 1 r .eirs i ist 1 i has mt Tcimitt( 1 it t bo liivcn off the lid} I iills- nil Gentril ilchite is limited ti Hvs wh le debate ou the bee lions miller the nmute rule is limited to eightdavs Then a vo e will be tikeii The short time a low p l is ronsti ned to mem tint 3ho republu ans are ifraid to illow den r crats enough time LO show up i11 the bad por bons of tlie bill Major McKm4e> will open the debate to tliorrow He will bo followed bv Mills then Burrows an 1 All Millu'i will inswei the le mamiler of the d ly Mr Cirlislo w is to open for the dean  unibcrs i f rl nl tr b itcs weie biought to the stinte lumber aud dis[ Hjed on the leiksdisk Vmonj, them weie a w re th of fiom the president and Mrs Hairisi wreath, t in lo i t-s trim Mi -md Mis l-an luekei v.rcvthcsof lilies of tlie lei fiom rand Mrs i bunch of from Lin no Lee Cox imla pillow of losis miiden hair fern ind iv J f.om I aura I [ill. ml Tngills oil id e senile to o.dei I v Mniti.s- I ...civ of I lu g.naii of N  evidence in the hinds of the governor, which c msed tl o mdge to recommend i respite and CJoveinor Kiclnrdson to grant the same in the case of Willie I e iphirt, lynched in Lexington on Smid ij night, and going to show that the lugio was piobiblj innocent and the victim of u horiiblc ci iispa-itj r as mane public today THIC LETTERS KOFI Cannon, tlie e jhtcon-l ear old B rl al- to hive been assiulted, is a former f n ton Rirl with little education She, with i little blether his, lu ed for home time in the f im Iv of bjimeon Corley, i man at one time piom nent in polith-M Her mother mil father Ined m ano.litr section cf the co mtj few dais ifter the alleged assinlt slio VMOte tho follovimg lettei T IfMMj-iiN lebniarvl lijo Motl or I have ibout Lotovei mv scare wliicu haptiemd Mindiv mjrbt Ent 1 Buppoee pa tiki vou il about It w IKU he cot 1) irk I nev er w 13 bo scan U in im h't ulien lie asked lor moncv nnd some thhifXtoeat I went to t.ct him "onie tire Ml inu in ulp up n v mmil m t to Ml wtero the mimes firMr or would be mail witn mi Whin 1 handed him tlie brcu! lietniilto ihovcme butleivi the ilirm and Owen   asymit mi lint I ihdii t think so is li- never tried tu in nnv thins to me 1 did not know wh it w-is nut it inai h ivc hcen VA illie I elplurt as lit was seen on tin itriitsalterwanU ai iltorlej thinks it linn t u I w is siared so U-d tint I don t tli isitivtlv vih It w I" (on don lUv and [v ill tell vou ill about it I ur Hi did not collie down but bei brothel, twenty thiee jcirs old, visited her ind iflcrwards a second letter wis wnttmi s t Fibnnrj 11th VI >thoi I (H rildei 1 roth-rj w Iurei1.-w d ivs aj i md said t i it mime one t ,lil vim tliat the negro did mure tli in I wrote jnnhe did til-t I lokl h rlt v whit lie ilnl mil 1 In ilnl 1 ItH ionic irn'rumi'd" I'ain'f.reiio'f iilopl. tjk tOniedown si 111 .lied A FOB LIFE. OP AS I3iSA.yf! NJSAX MOIll 5TMEAE. KELSON'S BOODLE EFFORTS TO REMOVE THE PATIENTS. Several Sisters of In to TVeird Scenes nk I 11 Sun ewmiKllieriail) to ihirii.uror t.reil of peopii 11 k ent itn es d asso est, I'u0h inu Cil'jsi l THI lllllbsl -TVT1VKS FM Lit Five minutes liter members of the house of repicsentatives, headed by hergeant-at Arms Holmes and Assistant Sergeant it Aims Clnr es B Reid, of tho senate were, an nouncedbj the latter and took seaW it the right ind loft of the clumber in the rear of the senators, who stood torcioive them bpeakor Keod was escorted to a place at the naht of Pieoident IMo Pern Infills of the house of wert fol'owcd by the chief justice and asso nalo instil es of the supremo court preceded M irslial W Vht md Clerk McKoniiev, iti 1 it the i Bht -m front of tho roiie entities the dlplomiLii- ei ips repre iiti i bv Sir Julian 1'iunceforti British mm isti- in I lie nbers of the Chinese, Japmese ml Branlilii nvcminuto later Proilent Hirnson and nicmbei sot his cabinet were received the iv. sombl ve usmn SPI rotirv Noble who is not ilithonty ant Utoincj Citnel il Millci who is ill wrrp s 1 OS t! e easki o wis borne into the chim Ix- thiouRh tie mini dm 011 tho opposite si lc fri n the i in hip n oil whcio it had been IMI It wis preridel bv Ch iplam f 1 mi 1 iilli cb t IP senate ind the hoi committei vxeung white sashes with bliriv i isettes the h pill beirers wear m b'n k sashes f isfii" 1 with white risettcs Toll im the iiskit came Mrs Goodloe St illn Pecks lint. I'll liulMvjor C.oodloo, htl Im bin! mil Inonds of the famllj who wcie seitiil at the lift of the casket opposite the l re ideilt ind Ins cabml t illE. SLI V II FS gAs the procession movod down the ailes C hipUin Bullei ical fiom the burial service I im the resurrection and the ]iK After ill had been seited, the clcrgv Im i 15 taken tl oir it the clcik s desk v. Chai am rtid the "Wth psalm He then ffnod l IIIMI m which he spoke of the icarts that vtre filled with sonow in per the last sid oinces of kindly ifftction tow lids the belovel friend whose 11; in the coftin th it was soon 1 e homo- iwiy to bo buried n his ow 11 e stite of Keiitnckv Ho had m j mm h all mt me 1'lcasc dow, n )ii mill III Mints tllf li >v punl-litu nii.tsnvsit is Wilhe 1 paphirt inil it maj nive bem I d ni t su positive it Is He sine inflame soon 1 K  VIII lOI'LICY Mis t innoii then r' d E sa i v_isit, ml tried to sot her to go liomp but Mr torley re fused to allow it, md wro'e somewlnt mjs- tcnouslj to her f ithei i i wl rt he S15-J The troulile is 11 t vet ended in 1 s-oiuc it our liiendshin i ouiisil th it it would I P M r> unwise fVr v ur emldn n t, It ,v e just at tins nportaiit inn tn i) It o ilj tlio I'1' krurnnceof I and slanders tothe detri- HK nt of jur dauclitf! B and defJtoureff .rt to I clilltlycn ft-' ratiler JIAVI. done and it >ou ire rtcklw to tike "icm li mum while mm h need inv cmnstl an 1 ummtreH npon and to prosecntf the ta uul f" >t tl e l ill- IdTTtE ROCK, Ark May 6 two hundred witnesses yesterday testified before tho Ciaytpn-Breckcimdge IIH estigatmg com- mittee A majority of them were negroes and swore they voted for John M Clayton for con- grcis Oue hnuared and fifteen of them ed in Kuerside township, and the remoiiideiTm Cotton Plant and Augusta, Wcodrafi countj, and Howard township, Con- way county Tlie greatest sensation that o% er took place in a federal conrt in this city occurred at eight o clock last e% enmg Mrs Thomas Hooper hid just finished giving ideiice in which she testified she vas acquamtel with baler, when Mi Carroll Armstiong arose aad addressed the committee as follows THE CHARGES AS FOUL "Mr Chan-miii there have been some foul charges made against the people of Mornllton ind Conway counties, by the of Powell Clayton I desire to enter an appear- ance for the people of Conway county "Not that Mr Armstrong desires to enter an appearance for said Major Lacey to tho stenographer "t understand this committee intend to ad- journ w ithm a time after having recen ed testimony heie that would cast a cloud upon tho people of Conway countj and retire to the citv of Washington for the purpose of making their report "I thtnk that is quite said Major "I that this committee shall subpoena witnesses from among the good people of Con war county to refute the tint boon mode by this infamous aud wle slan- derer JUDGE M'CLURE STRIKES ARMSTRONG No sooner had Mr Armstrong uttered these words than Judge McClure sprang from his seftt and struck tl'e attorney in the face The court room as packed, and erybody wob 011 his feet Colonel M H Clajton reached for his pistol Hold on' hold on'" exclaimed Powell Clay- ton "v, e don t ant any of that Friends caught hold of Mr who w as struggling desperatelj to get at tho judge to resent the blow 1 Stop that right here [stop it' shouted Mr BretkenndgCs That won't do Soire him and see if lieu armed'" cried out Colonel C'ayton hj don't the committei UP iif XBE jrjstr IOKO COIJITS, WHERE IT WILL REMAIN A WHILE Until the lawyers Shall Have Exhausted oil There la of Queer Story oU the the Way Through. fire brigade arrived on the scene The citement among the lunat cs m the groun In slli W hj exclaimed Powell an end to this oarborbill will d to pass If not they -will allow it E W B CO 10 KXCHMOMJ. Ne-w to At- L Soc.elj, of id tho tee Vi NEW OIK Maj e Con- federate Veterans' camp, of New York, held a ng tonight at the New Yoik hotel to perfect arruigomeu a to itteiid the un veiling monument of Oeuentl Kobert E Lee, at Richmond a on M ty There large attendance ind the members -were er their proposed return to The; eot to turn out250 strongon the occasion ail will be acconip.ime.1 die-, au 1 fnends IiwitahoT s will 1 to the Southern of Xew v.Yorfc, and the icty of Aulti faywe to Jomthem 011 the excursion The ca up iuloptetl uniform 01 a rib soil felt hat, dark cut-away Coat, white cst iml gi ly trouscis Aspeciiltnn wm cairy tha members of camp aud fi en K to and from Riciunond, OTer the railroad A full ba jFill accoaipiiij tht, etciins Tbe ofliccra o] camp aro Colonel G com ifler, Coloi.cl Ihomas Snead, torst lienten- conimaiidci t Colonel John J Garnett, "'nd Iientou int commander, Major J H rt jihiid lieutenant fcoinmander; Edward On piymastert Captain W Jones quartermaster, Major "William Kelloy adjutant, Br "VY Page Dr J H fohoiter, surgeon, Captain Matthew CUrk ofhrer of the day. _ wie committee of arrangements is Colonel Dickenson, Major McNulty lonol Captaii Major btow t and Captain W. S. Kelley, Captain Captain n his own loi e o eiincv o eft a mil legacy to the family Mid friends cRacy i f an honorable, useful life The nation nonrned his loss and would never forget to 101101 the mcmorv of aman who had loft a Icep and Usung imprt- sion upon his brothei enator-? Attcr readme Jrom the fifteenth ct apter of the tirst epistle to tho Corinthians, Vow it. Chi ist risen fiom the dead Eev Ur llutlor offered pravcr Th 3 closed the ceremonies, which lasted less than hfteen minutes Members of the -joint committee of the two houses headed tho procession as it filed out of the senate ch-mbor The cprhn wasbornooiitbv a deUil of capitol police Members of the mini} followed close after wj tmj -J -u ml then the president and his cabinet, then justices of the supieme co ut, then membersof ;he diplomatic Tbe floor and gallenes were soon emptied of spectators and at 12 o5 the senate was, declared adjourned until 12 tomorrow THE LQTSO The casket was borne to the hearse through the east door oi the capitol between two lines composed of of the senate and house committees on arrangements who stood with uncovered heads Thereat of those who were to accompany the remains to the Baltimore and I'otomic station fell into line and the piocession started Preceding the hearse were numbers of the house and senate committee o.i arrangements on foot, and following it were the family and relatives m carriages, the president and members of his cabinet in car nages, ind members of the senate and house of representatives ou foot The procession took its way slowly around the senate side of the capitol and up Pennsyl- vania avenue toward the railroad station PLACED OK THE TRAIV Upon its at the station the pall- bearers, joint committee on arrangements, committee and members of the senate and house of representatives, who escorted the body to the station, and placed it on the spot where the deceased senator fell when stricken down with fceirt trouble last Saturdav Tbereit remained a leis seconds when, pro- ceeded by the hononrj palt-bearers, it was cimed through the station gate, down the lone shed ind placed m a heavy ontoi casket m the compartment car of Die bpeci-il tram tendered by the Chesapeake aud Ohio iail- Tliose who accompanied the body to Ken- tucky, besides tlie family and a few fnends of tbe deceased, were the committee on arrange- ments of the senate, all of the Kentucky dele- gation in congress, except e Goodnight, ex-Congressman Phil B iThomp- son, Lieutenant Young, of the navy, and some of the honorary pall-bearers The tram started on its journey -westwara at 3 p. m and is scheduled to reach .Lexington tomorrow a. m. at 9 o'clock, funeral will take place tho following 1 d ne T, ust -tand tlit situation ml be alt thtr s itiMu cl I m the prebuut relation ex luting between u" 1 un ett 1111 rKOTHFP's FMDENCB. The iiett papci on file 111 the goi eriior i is in aftul'u it mide just one week bv C annon brother of K >sa He tl ithis sistci lias told him prnitelj tint she w ib not issuiltecl ami no .it'empt was made to Th it ho know-, ibo wis unable toid. ntifj illie Ixapb irt and would not t, sw m is sho di I on tho trial bid she been from the inHuenfe of feimeou Cor- His ibbt 1 to e C ones with him, but Coiloy w oul 1 not allow her to do so Ho had iioidci that Tjeiphiit was riieio wis other to tnnonv 111 the same line So much for tho i tu il ideiite TIIF1RL HOI TUI M V TTFR The rumors in 1 re] orU ilatf d ire tint tbe girl has been in in d rocentU that expos me would cnmp in tin c ind tlie scheme ol the negro with tbe assault wis ar ranged and plain e 1 bv those most interested l in tne milter so that tbo> would gun mere timo ind pirhaps iiltimi oH cut ex posute Leapl irt wis solelj upon llosa Cannon s testimonj A QLCKK The inquest tho botij of Willie Leap hart was held this morning D tlie t >uiso of tho tho following men were identihed asbiMna assisted and taken part in the murder 1 C taiiffliman, Marks Peirce ThoiniA. beav, t cor0o Kujrcr, and Junes Oglesby The solicitoi ropresoiited state Tbe jury remained ten minutes ami returned with the remarkable loidict tint ilhe I eapliart came to his dcith gun-bit wounds at tbe bands of persons unknown stamping them perjurers and a to the state Ihe will probabh oficr a large re waid for tbe conMCtion of tho murderers, or any one of them, and the so- licitor will present the six names ho has to the jurv It is probable that all the members of the lynching party will acknowledge it and defj the state to convict them Several have openly ac- knowledged it already There ib great indig- nation in all parts, of tho state except Lex ington The sheriff was notified on buiidaj e-vemng that vnl would be attacked If be had gone out of the wav or locked himself tho jail, no mob could gotten in with- make arrests, "That would put in a moment afterward Mr Armstrong was lad >nt of the room, and quiet being restored, tJia i proceeded without further in tori upturn MKS HOOPER CKFATES A SCENE There w as a great deal of excitement created ni the court room about M o'clock, by Mrs Hjoper She b> the side her daughter on the east side of the room when suddenly she got up and w ent er to the op posito side, where Saler was seated, near e 1101 Eigle, and in rear of the attorneys for the tontebtee There w as a -vacant seat next to tl L tiie occupied bj Siier, and Mrs, Hooper thiew herself into it and commenced a comer- w ith the man who accused her husband of rui-lei ng Clajton hy did j oil want to swear tlio e lies my dead husband baler Oh I don t know of any he, Mrs Hooper, I swore against jour Saler replied es j ou did know that nrv husband hid no iiure- to do with the killing of John M Clavt >n thin jou "S our husband to hi me everj word I testi- fied here that be said to me Siler vou know better than that You know he er said anj thing in Ins life against ohnM Clijtou, and I want to tell jou. right yv, had better not saj anything jiinst mo Ihave never spokon ill of jou m my life (M ell I jubt d ue >.ou to do it, that'll all I could not saj aiijthing against jou If on will lead m> testimony given labt Satur ay >ou will find that I bpoke very highly of on and ought to be proud of tbe eompli- .eut I paid j ou Mrs> Hooper about this tune, was beginning o elcv ito her voice, and Saler to pi event a cent got up and hurried to the rear part of ie room As soon as ho left, Mrs Hooper >rancc foi her seat and strode across, the room, anghlnq; and claspiiig IICL baudb, to the great mubomeiit of the spectators MOVTKEAD, May6 insane asylum at lionguo Potnte> nine miles from here, caught fire at 11 o'clock and at 3 was a mass of flames, wilh no hope of saving the building from utter destruction As near as can he calculated from 100 to 150 insane in mates were caught in the building witn no chance of escape The fire apparatus at the asylum was utterly inadequate to control tlie flames and several steamers were forw aided from here on i special train The sights in the grounds surrounding the institution are hoinbie beyond descr ption Hundreds of male and female, are grouped together jab benng and in a frenzied condition The nuns are making erj effort to control and al lay their fears, and as rapidlj as possible the poor creatures are beinc removed to places shelter in the neighborhood At a few minutes past 2 o'clock a detachment of tno Montreal f _ _ 1X_ ids finally became so great that a detachment of Montreal police force was hurried out to assist the guards There were l.oOO persons m the asylum when the fire broke out A HUNDRt.J> LIVES T O3T LOISGUE POINTS, Quebec asjlum totallj destroyed Nothing remains stand- ing hut blackened walls and chirmieis It contained thirteen hundred patients, or rather prisoners, and hundied are accounted for Of the remainder a considerable number escaped to the woods and bushes and are scattered through the country What the number ot dead is is purely a matter of con- jecture and cm never be ascertained, since no other record is kept than that in the asylum baoks, and they are albo destroyed Taking into considerition the whole of the evidence from the firemen, half the sane inmates, the sisters in charge, bystanders and person U on, it is a conservative estimate to say that a hundred victims met their though some a.saert that the number is doub'e that stated, and others place it below this figure this fact remains, that 110 such calamity has fallen upon the province of Quebec since the earliest times The nremeu were of little use, because the only supplv of water available was in the tanks, aud tlus was exhausted in fifteen minutes HOW THB TIRE OEIGI1S VTFD The fire originated in a Cupboard in the wo- men's quarters, and was the work of a patient The plan and construction of the building show a total disregard of any kind of precau- tion against fire, its plan inspiring its rapid de- stnction once a fire started It was ball a mile from the river and nothing but tanks SYRACUSE, N May 6 [.Special Jus- tice Kennedy, m the supreme conrt, has hand- ed down his decision m the case of the Capital City bank, of Atlanta, against Chartos C Nel son, the defaulting head of tho North Sids Sav ings bank Adolphus Pareiid, of Trenton, Ont the First National bank of and the First National bank of New York city Judgment was ordered dismissing the com plaint on its merits, with costs The judge's opinion is a lengthy docu jiont of nearl} 4 000 words In it he lews, in minutest details, the story of the flight ol Nelson from Atlanta on June 29, 1888 h s financial transact ons m this c ty, his final arrest in Canada aud the subseqi' nt unsuccessful negotiations lor a settlement with the Capital City bank, through Cashier Haas, who had followed him into Canada and causeil his arrest of the uegotiat oas for settlement, the details of w liich hav e been kept from tliff public T-he judge in leciting the case, says Tho negotiations resulted m an agreement for a certain sum, substantially, as follows! Nelson agreed to nay Haas the sum of in payment in full settlement of the piamtiff'a demand, together w ith certain other demands of other banks at Atlanta, which he had against Nelson, and which had been entrusted pa} him to for the settlement, and chief constable to att the to uopend on for water was lost Ivot a male patent out the Keys tect the jail But he made no effort to pro THE FACTOKl The Great Machine Works of Elizabeth I ELIZABETH, Ashes J Mayo The Singer Sew- ing Machine factorj was discovered to be on fire at 11 o'clock tonight The Hames were first seen on the third floor, having broken out in the mam office Tbe entire fire department to the alarm, but water from the steam engines had little effect 2AM the fire engines in the city are at work and five tugs on the mer The main building is entirely burned down and the fire 13 spreading rapidlv It broke out m tbe machine shop, on the third floor Tlie walls are all falling Man-y narrow escapes are re- ported Much of the stock and books anc records ot the company were sav ed Alxmi two thousand men were employed m the building destroj ed It is likely that tbe entire factory will be destroyed The loss wil amount to several million dollars Insurance or loss, not know n Another large the Bucket Shop Bites Oast. CHICAGO, May G backet-shop system of S, B Floyd Su Co with headquarters in this city, is now in process of being wound up The stoppage of grain quotations and the rise in w beat and stocks were too powerful a com blnation to contend agamst Tbe system em barrassed agencies through, the entire south and west, covering every importan center. Exactly how business stands, Jtfr Floyd at present very busj trymg to find out He says the-losses to hi customers, he hopes, will be small, hat his own bo enpenwras. ;r-w The senior member of the firm. S. 8 Floyd is native of has bucket business since 13T6. the hotel wherefhe was s the money for him on s stopping to a draft of SfiOO, one TH4, TiJSKIBXK Persons Killed and Crops Damaged in Cook County. ISFW ORLEANS, May 6 special to the from Granbury, Texas, says a de- trnotue cj clone visited Salt creek, in the 'astern portion of Cook countj, after 5 o'clock morning The beginning of the serious trouble was at the residence of Mr Rhodes, tw elve miles east of that place There were about twenty persons in the house when the cyclone struck it Miss Delia Car- mlchael, aged seventeen jears, was instantly tilled also Mary Carmichael, aged one year, and a little babj of Mrs Gibbes Mrs Rhodes and her twel-ve-year-old daughter, Nora, were seriously hurt and may die Mrs Gibbes and ler ten year-o'd daughter were a'so seriously njured Other children in tbe house were bruiseil At Fall creek, a little further south, John Manle> 's house w as wrecked and he was badly njured, Charles Houston's house was demol- ished and Mrs Rushing hurt Mrs Camp- bell's house was blown away Mrs Zerklty's house was demolished and her arm was broken in two places Mr dung's house was, blow n down aud his wife and child hurt. Mr Rob- ertson's house was demolished and Mrs Payne hurt Other houses wrecked are Alf McPherson's, J Woodcliffe's and Mr Brook's Damage to out-houses, fences, crops and timber is v ery great. At the little town of Octon tour persons were killed and a number seriously injured Man> houses were demolished in that vicin- ity At Eobinseek, m Hood county, eiglit per- sons were killed, five oE whom belonged to the family of George Griffin A heavy hail storm fell throughout this sec tion, doing immense damage to crops News from Graham, in Young county, says a heavy hail storm fell there on Sunday The hail completely ruined the crops, and egeta- tioii, wheat, corn and oats______ Among the women it w as different The less hopeless were placed in the lower wards, and the} were remov ea withot-t difficulty but from the uppei w ards, where the v loleut patients were secured, tbei e came the wildest screams, as they resisted the mins, who were beseeching them to make their escape JAfnS AT THE WINDOWS At a window a maniac would be seen peer ing through the bars, grinning and jabbering at the bright flame that went up to the skv and as the heat became more intense she w ould grasp the bars and remain there until the flames enveloped her Inhabitants had come from all parts, attracted b} the and m an hour the little v ilhvge w as one surging mass of shouting, vociferating people, recounting the strange scenes the} had beheld When the firemen found the} w ore power- less to sav e tho building, they tinned their at tention to the inmates and Durst m the doors with axes THF tiRK CHIEF'S STATEMENT Inside. Chief Benoit bays it was a s.ght that no fireman ever before witnessed In one ward that be entered were patients and at his appioach thev huddled together like a pack of beasts entw miiig the r arms into one mass of humanity He seized the nearest one but said the ch ef I could no more separate the crowd than I could parts of vour horse He tugged it the n until the fire da-tcd into their garments and enfolded them like a shroud of flame, and then he escaped with h s life In another w ard three hremeii were nearly trapped to death The} entered a door, which had a spring lock, and it closed behind them As is customary, there w as no handle on the ipside The door resisted the r axes and the} rushed to the windows bnt were diiveii back b} the flames The chief, suspecting their peril sent aid to the other side and the men were carried down on ladders The engineer of the building did good work in sav in nine patients and ev ery fireman made a record of vvLich be may feel proud On the first alarm the engineer turned on the hose, but it w as utterly useless, as the fire leaped along the ventilating shaft to the tow ers and burned in a dozen places at once, aud here a melanchol} o ent occurred FOLR PERISH One of the Tertiar} nuns, Sister Mane, lay sick m the infirmary on the fifth floor and to her rescue came three others The} seized their companion and bore her in a blanket to the stair-case, but they w ere met by a sheet of flame and all perished None of them was over twenty-four years of age, and all came from parishes below Quebec The sisters worked with the persistency of heroines bv turns, imploring beseeclung and commanding the pat'ents and finally sav ing a very large number, in v lew of the inadequate facilitaea at hand Sister Therese, superioress, is broken heart- ed and be'ngat present in ill-health, her name may be added to the already long 1'st of v ic- tims Drs Bonrque and Baralet were carried Trenton tne amount of a reward plaintiff had offered for Nelson b arrest and in consideration thereof, Haas, for tbe plaintiff and the parties represented M him, agreed to release and from all claims and demands Ihe judge continues Nelson transferred, the certificates of do- posit for 000 issued to JSelson bj tho Trusft and Deposit companj of Syracuse w hen ha left tbat amount of money on his way to Canada, and two other drafts amounting to> S1SO Nelbondid not leave the balance ot cash, and applied, by the landlord of to procure wlucli he had albo bought in Sj mease Pareiid upon, the absuranee of Haas that the draft w as good, and that it would be paid, agreed to advance the nionev to pay the balance of the and also the S500 reward In execution of the agreement Parend gave his check to Haas and Attorney O'Kouke, for S320 later Saturday afternoon Itwas drawn; on a blank form of the Stewart's hank, Pareiid explaining that he did not money in that particular bank but that ha would take up the Ciieck on Mon- day morning On Monday, how- ever the -attorney vi ent out of tow n, and did not return until the following Tlturs- day In the meantime the check had been presented at tlie bank and payment refused. This caused a delay in the execution of tha settlement lelease papers, and on the follow- Ihursday the attorney receiv ea notice from AUinta by telegraph not to accept the balance of the money 'After leaving Canada Haas sought to re- pudiate the settlement and brought action to recov er the balance of tbe bank b do-nands. Tbe summonses were served by publication NelbOii did not appear and wa3 talten by default for 000 Tho plaintiff then brought the present irtimi in the nature of a judgment creditor a bill to set aside the transfer of the Sjrunse diaft to Parerd upon the ground that tho si'i wib f-audulent, to wit, a Creditor of f Tins probabl> ends tbe whole case and Nei- aoii w ill not be mo ested further It Will Be arncd tp That decision not settle the said Mr Jacob Haas, when told of the result at Syracuse 'Our attornevs will at once take the case to the court of appeals lou see tho supreme court IB not the lugliebt court in New York, though its ninie would seem to indicate that it was "We knew that no matter which way this court held, the cabe would be earned to tl e court of appeals and wt will carry it there '______________ MBS FEILTOS. HAS THF FLOOR. The Eighth Annual Contention of tha Women K Christian Tomperanre Union ROME, Ga May 0 ecial eighth annual convention of the omen Christian Temperance union met here this morning autl was organized at tLe Tirst Mcthoaist church. Mrs Or B'anchard oi Columbus, conducted the religious at the ope nng of the Rcpons were then read Mrs. Margaret Chandler, of Gnfiin, on tho 'Observ- ance of Sunday by Mrs Dr Blanchanl, on "Health and Hereditj by Mrs Dr Felton. on Petition Work bj Mrs M N Caloway, of Atlanta, on "Social Pt.nty Work and by Mrs M C Rowe, of Brunswick, on "Work Among Sailors and Mrs Dr Felton read an address on Woman's Relations to the Temperance Cause" tbis afternoon, to which tlie audience listened with notable interest and received with repeated applause There was a special request that the address be published in tho citj papers, and the question being put the convention unanimously bj a rising vote in favor of publication At the night session addresses of welcome were delivered by Hon Seaborn Wright in be- halt of the citizens of Rome by Airs A B S. Moseley, in behalf of the Women's Christian Temperance union, and by Rev Dr Gwalt- ney, in behalf of the clergy Responses wera made bj ladies from oral states A Suspension in Ixraisville LOCTSVIIXE, Ky May G Ditpatch announces the suspension of Charles Jenera, Louisville correspondent of Floyd Co from the unconscious, and whatever j result of the Chicago failure, can be said of the management as a whole, the individuals exercised power to lessen. TELEGRAPH BREVl Baces at LEXC-OTON, Ky Stay 6. Tne opening ing daj of the springmeeting of the Kentucky as- sociation-was weU attended, weather clear and cool and track in fair condition. First race, one mile, Baflyoo won, Palisade sec- ond, Cacalpa tbtrd Time, 147 Second race, mile and seventy yards. Cutaway won, Spectator second, Silver King third. Time Third race, one and a.Tmlf mites, Famine won, Meadow Brook third-; TIme.2.01 Fourth zaee. 9-16 
                            

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