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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia ices ible bargams thaj wait a halt Be 2 ic ana c 1 colors for 51 I color-. olors lor (Be. D for SI 45. foe and 33 f now here o lars, 5c rear 2oc ics! "Dress' Hotr is this week far ice 20c ice co tee ISc. es plain India nl be sold 5EOUT week of out all summer ENDS heard of s -uid if yoa inU week ta L CO. irposes. mmm, y of Juarea (fitf' 23, 1898. HAEBISON WILL BUN TERM IN THE WHITE HOUSE HIS GOOD FRIEND ANNOUNCES HIM I And tbe Pliant Office Holders Are to Swinff Their Into Uiio fur News. D C July Superintendent Robert P Porter in a long double leude 1 dispatch to the 2sew lorlc Press the month i ii-te of the admmistratioiy 111 Bounces authontatn this morning that Pros Harribim is a cai di lato for renommation Tho announcement is put 111 the mouth of Marshal KamsUall Haruson s particular iriend wlo dilates to the extent of seioial -columns U] i tho numerous public and pri vate virtues of 1 s th The article is un but is n Tjeen writtt 111 j 1 r in 1 is taken as T, fcf public n s Harrisons appoint- ees, two in i U inex that they will le expected tc th i gations at the nest nati i al r i Uicin convention for the man who nttd the m to othce V, Hiri HOUSF DF YL Ail anhingt n is discussing the plunge the occupants of tho white house taken into sirburba.ii estate si t dilations Kot one w rtl of explanation his jet btcn .given out oil r ill} but the friends of tlie Harrison f L inly e been assiduously spread ing tlie ret ort that the president knew n Jtlnng er of the pun liases until he read the accounts m iiewipaj ers The sjndicate of men wl own the pietuiesque region known as Glen Ech t bughts w Inch includes eral old stagers who successfullv managed other advert s t Iges e not been slow to avail themselves of the crtising caused by tho publication of w lute house ind are preparing to go ahea 1 primptlj with thoir scheme inlineaim nts Although not one citizen in a thousand had heard of Crlen Echo until Thursday list the Conduit roal lea ling to the little cafe tl at has been erected at Echo crow ded w ith A eludes today carrying tho to the scene of the white house specu lation The Glen Echo boomers e already derived s bstantial benchts from Jetting the president s fin in on the ground floor t O> E.K'WIKNT COMItiG A bill wa.i reported to the senate granting the right of waj to the Metropolitan Southern lailwa> company through the eminent roj crtj a Ijuimug the at the terminus of the aqueduct; tl at runs ui tHr the conduit road Tlie Metropolitan railroad will cross the Conduit road skirt the borders of the Potomac until it roaches its terminus in the immediate "vicinity of the S 0000 worth of property which Mrs Harrison purchased for SI This charter is doubtless the beginning of such T, system of outs cona sting of smooth roads handsome bridges electric cars etc as -will quickly convert Mrs Harrison s real estate into a valuable piece of property In view of hei recent utterances as to the impro- oi doing just -svhat she has nnblushingly done she and her speculatmc both men and women, are being both criti cizcd and ridiculed heie THT" 1 ORCE BILL Thp sena e republican caucus committee has been nt work e erv day this eek prej ar a substitute forct, b II to be passed by the Senate in place ot tbe Heed bill Tlioj are to rep rt this to a caucus to bo held some tin e next Senators Spooner ind Hoar are tl e men, w ho are the lea ling in preparing tl e bill and it will probably beai Senator Spooner s nan e Such ubhcaii senators as Spooner, Hoar Shennai Chandler and Ingills say the bill is certain to i ass tho senate at th s sess on, and will become operafcne in time f< r the her sional e ect us Phe majority of doraociat-i irt. ccnli lent that the bill will le r e 1 through notwithstanding thoir ob jections there are some democrats who d not the hill will Senator Pngh of Alabama, is pne of these Tl t, elon cut of the repub- lican party is aga nat tbo bill said he this afteni on It is tho politicians wl o "nnntit The republican members of tho house wanted it to insure their 10 election The senators look at it in a different light One third of the republican, seimtois I believe are opposed to it They behevo it to be bad politics and thej are not w illmg to ote for it in the face of the protista of the capita ists and inanu who interests in the south and "Who subsciibc to their campaign fund it were the senite for i ote today they be compelled to pass t but my opinion. Is that the conservatn e senators will see that tlie bill is sn othered ]So I do not bel eve it will bo voted on B W B THt WEEK IN Jnlv deb tariff bill is expected touegm in the Topics M lucli are likely to Attract the At ti ntion of tlio Nation s Legislators debate on the ,e senate to- morrow The understanding as that ai the morning aonr tlie Indian ai p-opnitjfon bill shall be taken up and considered until 2 o clock and then guo vtay to the tariff bill, consideration of the former to be losttpied in succeeding days, m the 11011 mg hour if necessary Senator Voorheea has stated his intention to deliver a general speech on the tariff at 2 o clock tomorrow The republicans do not in- tend under the present arrangement to en m a general debate on the bill therefore tne democratic senator will make the opening speech The republican members of the finance com- mittee have been informed that the democratic minority will not make a formal report against passage of the "bill No ettort be made tins week to secure the river and harbor bill, but on the lanff bill proves to be traeted its managers wi I consent to set aside bill informally to permit the rner and azubor bill to come before the senate Nothing definite has been decided respect- ing the republican caucus upon the Dill, which is being piepaied fay a majority of eommttee on privileges and elections It said as soon as it is ready for inspection and scussion a caucus will be called to determine shall be done with it IT THE HOUSE: T- 7? tte this week, the programme of asuaess has been practically outlined bv upe- ai order Tomorrow, votes are to be taken the amendment to the original package bill a on the bill itself The bankniptcybill is come up next in order, and -svill cccupv the up to Thursday -Uiere is a disposition to debate at length the Tierence report on the District of Columbia opnatioii bill, and if it is taken tip for deration Thursday or tnday, it will bly occupy the remainder of the week TWO, the elections committee may be to nil m the tame with, the pending and South Caroling contested eles- A WXZ.D MAN AT LARGE. Be DePcs the People of n Whole County in Ivortli Carolina N C Jalj Union county this state, is very much -n rough t tjjvover tlie appearance of a wild man This strange being makes tho woods lus homo and hiding place He was a few ago by a pirty of nogrooa that were out hunting at mglit, and beforo tho neeroes li .d time to with. this strange idual lie had a pistol in each h-uid bidding them depart. His sleeping has not as been found Ho is a tor ror to the farmers m the Pleiiant neighborhood At the dead hours of he ill come to their houses and carry off any kind of fowl -uul sometimes will s uigh cr a hog and
ASTONtSHFW. The J- xperieiiec of a Pretty Typewriter in Worth Foin. Worm Tex Julj 0 Addie Cullcu Pendlrton arnved heie yesterday morning from Orleans Being Miss Cullen stated 111 elTect that she I id not seen tl e newspapers that 1 cndleton ha 1 kopt tl om fiojn her, coil sequentlj she di 1 not 1 now th it their mar riage bad created anj excitement Pondletou intoimed htr tint all his nitimato fuends knew of the dn orce and that he intended to in irrj her "When informed by tho reporter that the alleged divorce was a f -uger> the t lesiion on her an 1 her actions general 1j showed she hud tr btfore distr iste 1 tl e egahty of tlie dn orce She s nd slie could tell w hat steps she take It was all too sudden IVndletoii had never said anything to hei ab rut the dn orce Mrs I endleton .Is o 1 yestei lij filed a suit Miss Cullen is named as for divorce LISS JN BAKK 1TKY. Hule a i Queen Bccomms: Irksome WHEFT rvo W Va July The first ar rest on a w ariint ft r birratrj under tl e com moii law e% t r ma le in this state w is made yes terday The defendant is M has McGuuij qtiocn of tl e fit mi inondc who has practical! run the citv foi several and tho coin pi imant the stite M libs las by the in timidation of witnesses md bj causing the ar rest 011 trumped up charges of uiy against whom she happens to bear made herself the terror of tlie courts and of the couimnnitv and has been ablt to carry oil her ow 11 business w ith a high hand Recently she has been prosecuting people w-ho have not found favor in her ejes, and has cau ed them an endlesb amount of tiouble by creating "rtinfe ind encouraging litigation To ate engeance she hos not stopped even at intimidating law officers It is charged that she 1 us borne of them completely in 1 er power efT rt to stop her high handed game has failed Vs a last resort the piesent bar ratry piocecrl were btvjuu it is hoped that under tl in the rule of one of the most daring a Iventuresses in tl o state will be in tcrrupted The case attracts considerable at- tention TV OL A I5A1> OXE How Wallace O Donnell Kiiuself Into 1 rouble Tenn July 20 [Special j Wallace O Doimell a m in roum ent 111 lab i cucles arci Icntally shot himselt todav in flictmg probablj fatal wound HJS wife and childicii hau gone to '-j en 1 the day with f i iLiuls they ha 1 he thought that he would clean an old rust} pistol whioh. had been Ijmg on tho mantel shelf for some years It is a breechloader and in the ordi nary way ho tried to separate the barrel from the handle but the rust had so firmly joined them that he found he would have to greatei force Placing the barrel of the pistol his ablomen and stooping he atten pttd to wrest thorn apait His o taught the of the pistol the hammer was laised and the pistol was filed Tlie ball penetrated the stomach and into the back THE FUt-D ENGINEER Vandevandei Supposed to Have Been Killed by His Fireman. PITTSBUIIC Va July 20 special from Van "Wert Ohio says The shocking murder ot Engineer Vandcvander of the Cmcmiati, Jackson and Mackinaw railroad while on his engine and the probable fatal wounding of his fireman Koadhouse resulted today in the arrest of the latter charged with the crime Ho protests his innocence and sticks to his first statement thai, they were both, assaulted by uul novn n en Thev were known to have been rjnar cling for several days and tlie de tectiv the explosion of a eioseno lamp and us in a bad condition THE WOlIAVs CONDITION Tho relatives found her burnt from, her km t_s up in front only, terribly charred and sptLchlobS She died when an attempt was made to remove her During the. he lo week tho other woman passed and forward between the place she Ined aud Mary s island and siid nothing of the accident nor did Poaay until the uufortr unate ouiin could not speak THI HORRIBLE SUSPICION Iso traces of oil con Id bo found on the floor, no tiaees, of lun the knees of the woman These in 1 tlio contradictory state- ments caused the arrest of Poidy but he es caped fiom his guirds It it supposed that the poor wretch wis deliberately saturated with kerosene and set on fire by her husband and his accomplice THP WUETCH S SUICIDE But tlie talo is not jet told Poady having been run to eirth after his escape requested pet mission to return to his room for a short while Almost immediately the report of a gun w as heard and it was found that he had placed tho of his musket against his stomach exploded it bj some means blowiaff i hole clear thiouirh himself, thus proving al- most conclusively lus guilt His female ac co nplice ib in hiding but when captured will meet TI ith severe punishment THE MISSISSIPPI KACE. Seven 'Who Would Uke to Keep Their Scats I4.CKSON Miss July si'-sippi-i democratic congressmen are all caiidi lates for re election Allen has been nominated by acclamation, and I ind btockdalo will be renoimnated M itliout opposition M extensive m itlnne works of S J C Told one of the oldest manufacturing est tolishmerits in the cttv vi as destiojed bj file eirlv this morning GJ tailing a loss of about 150 000 The blaze disc >v ered at lo this mormnjj Every jiece of fire aj paratus in the city was called into service Ihovnorks are situated 111 the heart of the manufacturing district, and fears that the ilaines extend to the surround ing mills made the nreinen work with com mendablo although they were haiiip erod the peculiar location of the property It was utterly impossible to check the progress of tht 11 ames until the numerous buildings vveie noil nigh consumed Several venture some firemen ov ercome by smoke had to be earned from beneath the falling walls It took five hours to subdue the names The fire is thought to be of incendiary origin Tho Todd machine works weie the pnneipal estab- lishment in the United States for making hemp and rope machinery Its owner was the pioneer in this country in producing improved machinery for this purpose A large force of skilled mechanics will be thrown out of em- ployment CUREO BY FASTENG A Fnt Dentist Reduces His Weight Forty- five Pounds by a Diet of Milt and Coffee. POUGHKEFPSIE July 20 Charles K Barlow one of the leading dentists of this city, has taken no food ef any kind except a glass of milk or a cup of coffee each day for forty five dajs When he began fasting he weighed 245 pounds and measured 40 inches around the body He now "weighs 201 pounds and meas- ures 35 inches around the body When the foity five days were up he was ready to eat something substantial, but his appetite failed him and has not yet returned His board bill for fifty-three days has been less than He sajs feels jfood and has worked hard every day during his fast His entire food today consisted of a glass of milk, and a plate of ice cream He is about forty years ot age His eyes ate bright and his movements sprightly PSEACHEIt POI.ITICIAN Is a Combination to Which, Bishop Keener Objects. 3SASHVH.I.B Tenn July 20 1-Bev. I> C Kelly, D D having decided to remain on the prohibition ticket for governor, has been compelled to give up his church at Gal- latin Presiding Elder B F Haynes announced from the pulpit of Dr Kelly's church, at Gal- latin, today that Dr Kelly could not be a preacher, and a politician at the same time He will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday Sunday Tragedy m Montgomery. MONTGOMEET, Ala July 20 A gang of negroes occupied Sunday afternoon at .Riverside park shooting craps Tom Trtill- iard and Willie Watson, became involved in a quarrel, and Watson pulled; a 22 calibre jnstol and fired at Hilliard, the ball stoking him jtist below the left nipple, causing instant death. After, the shooting Watson attempted.to es- cape, but was captured by Detective 3PIot Against theXforernmentv BTTBHOS AicBKa, July re- ports are current the discovery ot, a plot against the government Semi-official papers declare that the reports have no fonndataon. The national convention baa been convoked in January to designate a candidate for the presideaey. _. 601E WAS SHED TBE GtrATJS3iJZJLirs AKD MANY MEN ARE KILLED General toJBalse the Standard of Barrillos May Be ws from Mexico via Galveston, July 20 321 Universal publishes an account of a battle "between the dnatemalans and San Salvador- iaira, -Saa Salvador, in which the former "weTo defeated "with, heavy loss Tho Gua- temalan force numbered OENFRAE, MOVEMENTS General Barrundi, Guatemalan refugee has to take part in the He will probably raise the standard of revolt in Gua- temala Private telegrams from San Salvador say that the Sau Salvadorians the Gua- temalan artulery in the battle which took place Thursday -BARRILt-OS MAY RESIGN It is rumored that President Barallos, of Guatemala, talks of resifjntng THE POSTED PHONOGRAPH SYSTEM The Mexican government has granted Mr Pemche, representing Edison, an extension of six months to establish the postal phonograph system. TJIE CROPS OF SPAJLDIXG. The Xong Causes Fears That the Yield Will bo AlntenaUy Cut Oft N, Ga July to a s ago the crops of Spalding county wfcre the most promising for years The sea- sens had been favorable to the farmers, and careful cultivation, and were free from grass But the drouth has reaction and now senons fear IB felt (hat an almost total failure of the corn crops on. uplands will ensue, and that the cotton crop will fall way below the average, if we do not have rain m a few days, BHVEN WEEKS WITHOUT RUN Hbn J H Mitchell, who is one of the largest farmers in Cabins' district, was in the city yesterday and said that for seven weeka he had been without rain and thai hia crop waa fast becoming parched, and would be a total failure unless it could get Captain W H Hartnett, of Flat Shoals, Pike county, says that his crops are fine, and have stood the drouth admirably His cotton crop, he says, is the finest he has seen for years, and that his corn, which is only planted on Bottom lands, is very fine OTHFR FAKMKKS TALK Other farmers are bewailing the want of ram and the truck farmers around the city are in despair, M, Mle tho gardens are parched up to such an extent that the vegeta- ble supply of the city is -exceedingly short This morning we had a good prospect for rain hut about eleven o clock the skies began, to clear and the hopes of tlie farmer vanished. TELE GKOWXJH OF AN ALABAMA CITY Snterprbes Give Promise of Groat Progress for Opellta, QPELIKA, Ala July 20 Ope- lika is certainly rapidly advancing in the manufacturing world Within the past two weeks two gigantic enterprises been se cured The cotton compress an account of which appeared in THE CONSTITUTION, his arrhed and the work of putting it up com meiiced T et it bo remembered that this is the thirdlargest enterprise of its kind in the United States having a capacity of 140 bales an hour Fully 85 000 bales of cotton be handled by the company this season But the advancement of Opelika does not end here The Trammel flouring mil' with a capacity of er 125 barrels of flour daily hag also been secured in the last few days The establishment is owned by a joint stock com- pany composed of F A Trammel Sons of LaFayette Ala and twenty one citizpns of Opelika A capital of 000 is subscribed to operate upon The mill is of the patent loller system, and will contain tho best appliances for the manufacture of the best grades of flour Opelika possesses the best railroad facilities of any other town in the southern country The Messrs Trammel are solid business men, and Opelika extends to them a hearty welcome Arrangements TV ill at oace be perfected towards the erecting of the enter- prise In a ery short time Opelika will have a flouring mill turning put er 125 barrels of flour daily Truly .THE COISSTITUTION s big write up has succeeded admirably towards attaining the end for which it was that of upbuilding the town generally Several other important enterprises are being discussed, and I predict Opelika will, at no distant day, be the Philadelphia of the south THE PRISON Kit IN J Sheriff Connell XCoturns From Texas With His Game GRIFFIN, Ga July 20 R S Connell, who u ent to Dallas Texas, last week, after Milton McCulIough, arrived home at 1 o'clock today THE CONSTITUTION called on Mr McCul- Iough this afternoon at the jail and asked him, if ho would make any statement for publica- tion He replied No If I were to tell my side of the unfortunate affair people would not believe me, aud as I can see that no good would come it any w ay I must decline for the present to say anything McCulIough seemed in good spirits, despite the fact that he is in bad health and has lost heavily in flesh from the malarial effects brought on by the Texas climate He was visited during THE s stay at the jail by txv enty to thirty friends, Who assured him of their devotion and prom- ised to render all assistance in their power McCulIough speaks in high terms of the Texas officials, and also of the treatment of Sheriff Connell He says it was his intention to return to Georgia in September, if he had money enough to get here on, and give himself up without expense to anybody He bears no malice toward Carson for informing on him The arrest of McCuJlough created very little excitement in Gnfiin. BISMARCK TAX.K3 AGAIN. He Disagrees With, the Emperor Sn His Treatment of the Socialists. DRESBEK, Jnly says Prince Bismarck, m an interview, emphatic- ally declared that he had no desire to return to office, as he was now too old to assume the cares of state. Ho said that if he decided to visit England he would go to some seaside place in September Prince Bismarck denied that there was any hostility between the em- peror and himself He a loyal adherent of the Hohenzollern, although he differed n ith the emperor on the question of socialism The emperor had: decided to trv and induce the socialists to maintain a peaceful attitude by means of concessions, but he, Bismarck, be- lieved m fighting them as blackmailers The sooner they were defied the better Tho time would come when socialism v, ould be fouud to be a military question, and in. place of the present mild state of siege, there would, be a universal state of war CAIKO, July reported that Ozmau followers have returned to Tokar. Ozman 'IB said to tayo loat 400 njen by famine THE FAIK Resolutions Passed Against Sabbatli Des- ecration CHICAGO, July 20 At a large meeting held in FarwelPball this afternoon, tho following resolutions were passed Unanimously by a rising ote i lteaolred That the legislature of our state called to meet this week and take actionjn reference to the "World s Columbian exposition closed Sun days Kesolvecl That injury to our city and na tion of European Sabbath cannot be estimated and that the American institution be saved for them Resolved Tuat a copy uf these resolutions be forwarded to tne senate and house of tives and to tfae governor Resolved That a copj of similar reso'utions be forwarded to the president of tlie United States and the commissioners of tlie World s Columbian exposition and board of The meeting was under the auspices of gen tlemen more or identified with the Men s Christian association and the Chicago Evangelical union World s fair matters were not the primary objects of the gathering The resolxitions were introduced and adopted the fair UUFK AT CAFE MAT. How the President and Uia Party Spend Their Time PHILADELPHIA, July 20 special from Cape May Point N J to the Press says The president was up early this morning and out strolling along tne board walk before break fast After breakfast the president, in com pany with Mrs McKee, Mrs Russell Harrison and Mrs Diaamock, walked over to the Beadle Memorial church, where they were to attend diwne service At the church door they -were 3omed by Postmaster and Mr Thomas Dolan After church they re turned to the cottage, -walking a short distance along tlio beach This afternoon the president.with Mrs Dim- imcfc, went out for a short walk Later on Mr G W Bovd, ofj the Pennsylvania railroad called with his wife Mr Boyd is an old friend of the Harrison family, having been quite intimate with them when they in Indianapolis The president will leave here Tuesday morning at 9 o clock His son, Bussell Harrison, will leave for New York the same afternoon DEATH OF MR BELKNAP. The Former Manager of the Georjjia Cen trnl Dies In Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky July S Bel knap, an American banker of tbe City of Mexico, died here suddenly yesterday He was t son of J T Belknap of New Orleans, and had been the Louisville and Nashville division superintendent He was general manager of the Georgia Central when, two years ago, he gave up tbe railroad business for banking DEATH OF ABE A Well Known Macon Merchant Yester- day MAcON.Ga .July 20 death of much sidness occurred in this city this morn ing It wagthat ofMr Abe Kockmau, a well known 5oung merchant and a member of tire firm, of Koclvniaa Barnett, wholesale cigar dealers Mr Kockman was at- tacked with malarial fever a few Tteeks ago and has been critically ill for some time Dur ing the week just passed his fever merged into typhoid, and ac So clock this morning it terun Dated in death Mr Kockman wis one of Macon s pro e and promising joung meichauts and his death is sorely regretted He been veil thought of and has been highly sue cessful as a business man Mr Kockman a and several chil dren to mourn his loss He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, and that organization wi'l attend his funeral in a body Mr Kockman s remains will be interred in Wolff cemetery tomorrow morning Hie fu- neral will take place from his late residence on "Walnut stieet MACON'S ICE TROl BLE Tho Famine Again on and the People Are Suffering MACON Ga July 20 is again clamoring for ice Thiss does not that she has ever been abundantly supplied this season, but at times the supply has been sufficient to prevent suffering Now howet er, tlie famine is again on and the people are ter nbly inconvenienced About ten ago they were troubled in a similar way but the care- ful management of the superintendent of Ve ice factory the famine was finally gotten control and it was not tin til yesterday tint the people began to suffer again It now appears that the famine if, on for good, unless the Planters' factory is able to make ice -within the next few days There was a flaw in the construction of this factory, and they have as yet been unable to luanu facture any ice A few davs ago however two experienced men from St Louis were se- cured, and it is thought they ilk'be able to get the machinery in order STRUCK BY Alt ENGINE An Old Negro Man Severely Hurt in Macon. MACON, Ga July 20 old negro man was struck by au engine in the Central Railroad yards this morning The old negro was employed at the yards to gi ease cars and has been 111 tho service of the company for a long number of years He -was in the act of crossing the track with a bundle on lua head when he was struck by switch engine No 128 The negro's extreme age had bent his form considerably and he failed to see the engine on this account He was over sevejity years of ago and is said to be one of the oldest employes of the company The old man was hit in the head and several gashes were cut therein He was picked up and corned to his home, where his wounds were dressed It is understood they may not nrove fatal, but the old negro S extreme age is against THE GOVERinniNT GIVING ALD To the Building of a System of Railroads In Australia. MEEBOtniN E, Jnly 20 The premier has in- troduced in parliament a railway bill, pro- viding for the construction of miles of country lines and thirty-nine miles of su- burban lines, the whole to cost 500 000, besides a grant from the treasury of He said that the scheme was necessary in order tp meet the growth of the population, which, as the census proved, -was increasing foster than the population of America Tho bill was well received _ Sunday Baseball. At Athletics, 1 base hits, 3 or- St Louis, 5, base h-ta, 12, errors 5 ISat teries SewardandJRobiiison, Stirettsan I At E-omsviHe, 7 base liits, 10 errors 8. base hits 10, errors, 4. Uatterica Menkm arid atyan and Pitz Tne Will Not Run AtroTTSTA, Ga r [Special Judson. "W. X.yons, the negro lawye- ot the Aacntsta, bar, announces that he will not be a candidate _ for congressm as hag been ru- i mored, THE ESCAPE OF GBAVES HO IT J.S EX TBEA.SVSEH OF MISSIS' 8IPPI JmOLfEn THE GAME. RECALLED BY flEMINGWArS TRIAL, Some Incidents of Forty Years Fine Italian Hand of the Much Abused Mother-m-JJaw. IFrom the Commonwealth Apropos of the recent trial of Hemingway; tne ex treasurer the writer was reminded of the defalcation of ex Treasurer Graves, mora than half a century ago and of his escape mtc Canada Tlie quiet little city of Jackson was stirred from center to circumference when it was made know 11 that Treasurer es w as short in his accounts and that tlie had appointed a committee to examine books The treasurer was at once put uudet arrest and the committee set to work to in vestigate the accounts of his office As it was not deemed expedient to confine him in prison- during the examination a number of citizens were appointed to guard him In the ante be Hum days there stood on tha corner in the rear of w hat is now known as the government building at Jackson, a famous boarding establish meiit known as the Dickson house kept by the widow of General id Dickson, i man in his daj 08 considerable political influence but nott more renow nod through the length and breadth; of the state than his widow It was the ren- dezvous of all the high political cockalorums of whatever cast w ho congregated at Jackson in those days, either dancing attendance upon the supreme court or attracted hither by tha sessions of the legislature or of some political gathering for Jackson v, as a mighty place in. those times for these conclaves where eacft man came to grind an ax for himself or foe some dearly beloved These were the days o} Sergeant S Prentiss and Shocko Jones and Hiram G Runnels and a host of those BRILLIANT LIGHTS that shed a halo over the fair name and faaia of Mississippi It was such characters aa those mentioned who were to bo fouud at this celebrated hostlery To this house Graves was carried on tha morning of bis escape and where he had rooms for himself and family The night Graves worn with care and weary with tha burdens heaped upon himself was by his guards to his room and w ith windows fastened was left with his familv with tho guard of citizens at his door It waa the last night for years that he waa to spend with his deioted w-iEe The next morning about 7 o clock one of the> guards knocked at the door with a request that Mr Graves dress himself and coma out The summons was answered by hibwife, who stated that her husband was in a deep sleeo and plead that he might not be dis- turbed Soon thereafter the mother of Mrs Grives passed the guards ind entered the room bearing in her hand a cup of coffee and wearing on her head aa old fashioned sun- bonnet Remaining in the room a short time, she passed out One of the guards it the door was Mr. James Kerr, a man whose devotion to duty wis not to be exceeded by any one After the adx ent of the mother in law tha suspicions of Blr Kerr were aroused that ail nught not bo right, and he approached tlie door and called for Graves. Again the pleading voice of tho wife was heard beseeching for more rest for the weary husband but the guard not to be put off, and pushing the door open he approached tha bed and the spread fiom off the re- cumbent form of tlie treasurer- Great scotts' "What a bight then and there presented to these Mgil mts of the honor of their ed state and of her welfare THE Ell D HAD OWN 1 he much abused mother in law had formed her duty well aud while she occupied the bed the husband of her daughter bad put on hergowii and sunbonnet and taken tho cup in hie band had passed the guards and, mountiug a horxe hitched behind the garden, and forever bidding adieu to his guards, investigating committee and the gov- ernor lnod himself away as fast aa the nimble stood he strode could carry hurt "What the thoughts of were thaC beautiful morning j_s his. steed bore him away from his home his friends and his do oted w jfe can only be conjectured It may have been as his horse breathing hara from the rapid flight and the familiar scenes ona by one passed from bis bight forever that the injunction, unheeded The way of tha transgressor is hard continually flitted across his mind and filled it with gloomy forebodcings as to his future There were no railroads or telegraph wires bearing swifB messages across tl o country 111 those davs and Graves made his way out of the state and went to Canada A LONGING 1 OE HO1IE In 1852 Governor Henry S Foote received a letter from Graves statine that if permitted to return lie w ould refund to the state tha a-mount of his defalcation Now grown old, and with the increased burthen of jears rest- ing on his shoulders his inind aud heart turned to the land of his nativity, and a lone- ing desire to be once more with his fnenda and abide among the familiar scenes oC Ins childhood so took possession of his vcrj nature that he earnestly plead to bo per- mitted once more to return and spend tha o veiling of His eventful life at home He waa at that time at Toronto Canada Governor Foote sent a gentleman by the name of Hugh. li French to Canada and h-id him arrested. ing no extradition treaty bearing on tho subject at that time w ith the Enghuh go's em- inent the authorities released him and Mn Trench returned home MAMA FOE SPECULATION1 Mr Graves was not regarded a bid man, but he fell into the trap that has caused the down- fall of so manv seemingly good men a mania for speculation and a desire to grow rich 1C was said that the friends of the treasurer, when it was first whispered that his accounts ere not correct made an effort to replace the funds in the treasury before the committee was appointed to make the investigation Mr fahelton, who had been president of that famous bank at the countj seat of Rankin and Known as the "Brandon it wis said had an, appointment with the friends of Mr to meet them at the "Farish bridge on tha pike leading to Brandon and recen e the money to cover the defalcation It was pre- sumed that the friends becoming frightened, failed to meet the appointment and Mr bhel- ton, in lus despair, rode up the mer about half a mile and hitching Ins horse and pull- ing off his hat and coat, forever buried his cares and sorrows in the swiftly flowing waters the beautiful Tearl "It is said that there is in the vaults of the treasury at Washington a brown wooden box, eight inches long, a foot wide and eight inches deep, -which contains paper to the nominal value of several hundred thousand dollars. Every bit of it came from the dead letter office ot the postoffi.ee department. The oldest notes are dated back as far as 1832 Ono package contained S54 OCX) and another The package waa sent from Brandon to Jackson in 1840, and tho letter accompanying jt shows that it was sent in consequence of repeated demands .Neither tho men who sent it nor the ones to wnoin. it sent cou'd be found. This extract are from a wishington lot- Icr to the Boston Herald It may have been that the sum was port ot the funds for tue re- lief of Treasurer Graves, but it came too latey and those sending it, fearing an exposure, de- termined to lose it rather thaaroii any risk ia WSI-v
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