Atlanta Constitution, December 25, 1890

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December 25, 1890

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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 25, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia E ATLANTA CONSTITl VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 189O. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE GAG BULK THAT XT HILT. Nt.FEK EIGHT REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST IT i. Juices I1 lent witH i 2teeU Whitlcy Purt base t.eneral News froiu the Capital. December 24 [Special Tlie-o amount gossip about the aenauO this uiern T m er tho gag rile resolu on an 1 the hnan ial li 1 reported yesterday, Few sen itors of either have anv S'jat the gas; ru o can be aa not less than eight republican sen itors are ooposed to it These men are Ingalls TVol cot: Plumb, Stewart Paddock Far- well and C 1 1 foe If possible thcj will pre ont tbe resolution er tbe day aga n 1 hey w ill endeavor to prevent 3ven its J h m. coolly thathe wa-i a burglar md lie 1 id called to the of bib diu il propertj and den inde 1 to know the where hej h -3 i table t at be cii ire y at tl e nier y of the mti drr tho j L '_o tbe ij.li t 10 desired iiifoii atioii ana wh lo he TS ii it n id 1 e f ms a j icce j n i tl e b a i oolon ing to Mrs B o rn a t ac o 1 1 o 1 ursrl ir s ttout on HP mcd to u.1 c it ip suid J i Bi i u 1 i i on i r 01 n lu r i ei I t U t I 1 e s ie f tl o j t r all and i it ia 1 tr i f c r tl o THE ELECTION. 1I( surr c Inn i reai i tho 1 1 1 ng of e tn a iv th Ii Ot 111 let i s L j 1 e T gc hi "t 1 in i_an.v and I t> time tho I ir ad rea hed L! o 1 Lt n of the s'aiis i -e eon se u e I tl OM ii tl e o is well tlie i ibors ai 1 t t eu at ne ant tl t Ui is o 11 and hj th it t HIP tl c p Ce i 1 n >rs 1 i I ma la tl ir j. od.-inct tl e t m_l.ii su ttdt i i cs ip n p, i r iu xs i b u t wt i iw t e i id bcei' d an 1 si if 1 c was ra p-d li s lair b it 1 is oi on so ser ous that Le died before he ul be ai reject A fui Itt tine President Ilainsoii mi e bterctuv B ame j. id Mr Millikeii a Chr nitsont today hich "as not p-ocii erl b> ther lit, SE, it to be senate i liar H irbor ill lit! Mr vet eil t s 01 1 once and now that h is don IB.U vibe and ior rhe fain e Bar Harb r v 1' have to a'uait another presidei Mr jlarnsou failed to sigu the Komo b 11 bat he has a vv eek longer yet to keep it before L. will become a law without bib signature Baby McKee's Christinas Laby McKee and his grandpa will have a bribtuias turkey all to at the i ite lioiibe tomorrow All tho cabinet of- cerb except Air Wanamaker w ill remain c e Mr "W anamaker went over to I'h'la lei i hia this afternoon Personal Items. Air Grimes, Mr Bynum of Indiana, Mr -'lerce of Tennessee and a half dozen other i pressmen o Friday for the coast of North Carolina where they go to spend the olid lys duck shooting Charles O I orce has been confirmed aa post master Valdosta Mr John C Calhoun and family passed .irougti u av en route for Atlanta E W B Senator Speech Morgan ealied up his resolution directing the mimttee on privileges and elections to amend ctson oi of the election bi1 Mr Sherman con ndeil tl a'- i w is m now in orUc1- to call up 'lit ic ulion t seep upon a formul motion Ir "M r an said that durii t, hii se-vice m tie i ate tl one ft urteen -vears tl e ther practice hid P lie likercd the pre ect cnnditmn t he senate tj the condition ot n o svcophmtic Jam cles wit) a, dingle luir Jioldn 3 a swora sus "ndecl over his OCA 1 icsterda tbe stite f Rhode Inland hit a swurd till senate the spates of Ala j isctts rk Rhode Island liaJ ifnr uc I that a' tlie and pleasure ot oi he per ni mt f-e but ot caucus i T it-tt free si etf Ji MIS to te t 1 M 10 jot id res fct to svco an antU v. -ird-. l T i en tvlio krew the r pjitis ti K ro in i i ts T onMne st ett.ii eafue witli especial ill i i f Iroin t! >io had aat in tlnaelnm 'or almost Lj L le senate 1 av clo re in var >ub lur ub and shapes After ears of 1 in other practice, s i Hcnlv had discovered a ot :ru bj Injphcat on Tins was but a part of the Mr irad? tlif j olrt of order tl au J- v, is n c itjtiet! to ti but tlio prc-idi n ufj pr rule t ibe i id Air resumi d his re if he. raid a sword were ener tha :f oi uauts and cow j-da, there imcht bo '-e linn in it but when it was suspended over reseiitntives ot -sovereign s.-T.tea of the union tio i would be t in no other manner than tie ptoteat against its Injustice Jts Jiirf iiiiess ana itsjmuropnetv The president J} l-at UP is cading (.hit. movement (-wlncli ii L ai piv as e to uancul as to tue et u 1 1 i) He (o d in i just at a gnat w is n a afTil on w i e lorn jie Tlie "nr it n t i and-, nf senators on tins floor, n Acre at tsl r l P lencv idu f -t i r i e L 10 )i iuror it o'clo k i- tl i "Ucf IH a; oout iineil his siteccll M t 1C clCcf U 1 Ul a envtc it cHck on motion of 3Ir od til! Sattirdav at uyon, yvith tie thit at that time the vice presi ti -iail declare tie adjourned tiU Mon- y tnoon. Comment of the Irish Papers Upon tho Situation DCEHV, December United Ireland todaj, referring to tho recent election in .North Kilkenny, Kilkenny has declared for Gladstone I'arnell The battle fought wit' weapon that hatred i iall L ingratitude- and treachery could btipplv the mutineers -were tho priests caLtr to regim the i-ower Parnell secured n r Ireland ten vears (L.IJ, lho> sanctn ne I rueth ot w irfare hitlu rt unused an 1 onen ligbtinc w b implemented by intimid itioii AuhougG this cimbiniti n secured a in Ktlkciiiu )t must I e remembered that KilUfnuj is not Ireland Thej shall be f on ed to 11 ueiv the w ico battle at everv spot on Irish il, from the center to the sea The J reem nt s Journal that 1'arnell starts for I iris touight in order to meet his trusty lieuten mt ilium O Bricn acr mime to The Touma.1 refuses to believe that a. friendly conference between O u and hinihcJf will 1 e barren >f icsults until thoy luvve dellnuely failed to establish i modus vlvendi 1IIF Rom niber 24 is announced on good authority tint the v Ictoii of Sir John lope Hen f ver Scull> at the election In i vv is undoubted v welcomed at tho v n It IH also understood that tlu pipe ap 1 r VPH of tho attitude assuuu d by the Irish Uivii.psaiidiriPbts 11 c oi however will not interfere in Irish pilitics having decided to m imtain hit> usu il mitndeoi txserve3o fa-as Iiish affairs are con cerned THH uo December-H John Clarke presi dent 11 th Hibernian bank cibled to lay to the joint tnasur Vlfred ebb md Di Kenm Dublin _ 0 Hie n untv is the entire proceeds up to date f Ion O Knen. ID IBS meeting held in thia city at Batterv J> armoi v iiititN s Aititir u LONDON December steamshlTt Obdam, from having Messrs O Unrn and dill Irish on 1 card was sighted oil raw ey I jiut at 1 o elocn. this afternoon It is txptited tliat the two gentlemen named IMS Hmleu at Boulogne mer at ibout 0 clock t m irrow Several gentlemen supi sed to be Irish members of the parliament are nxaitmg the arrival of the OLdain at Bon logne 31 C 1RT I1V ON O BRIEN UOCIOGM- December an interview todav Mr Justin Mc( a'-thj declares that hw idea in here wis to inform Mr O Brieu iully in r( d t i rtrent events in Ireland Air McCarthy flaad 1 e (e-heved tiiat lu v ew of JParnoll a dei 1 irations liter tho Kilkenny clci tion all idoa of a reconciliation between tlie two iacti >m of tho Iilth parts must lo 1 mdontd Mr llneu hu naid was eminontlv and might have leit inuiitmn )1 clTeetiug a n cmioili iti n I it events cince dei irture wouhi linn to find this nnt issible Even n ,_ that he wi uld go from hi r" tr> Pans to oirer his eoi i, rat illations o Air linen oil t ic success of the latter s mission t Viuerlca In regard to himself lie said that he Mou'd lot itecde (ne inch ftaui his positi jn A ter 1 ib rrtinn irom I ranee he proposes to re sum hia campion 1 it 1 imerick men i i n r --i the MeC art mtcroii held 1 ere touT Alu h lei itt denied that tho pi tests 1 id inrnnitUtiug .IKYI cr votes, beiiKg: polled in rtu KUkinnj lie deanriliPct ParneU as being a scend-intot i' common Or m-wclliaii soldier it j was now atteiupti it, to destroy Irel md VN WHO WILL GET IT TBE STRVGGLtS JTOR THE IN THE LEGISLATURE OF ILLINOIS. Tbo Republicans to Contest the Flection Of Three of ITour Democratic Kepresont- Balance ot Power. I'cters Abandons His So tiallsts cis December 2-1 Peters has al in a i.d h s 1 ittiiut regarding tlie seizure The t ditor ofjthe tlberteUl I reie Frease a social ist paper i" 1 rn piy I h tt married hand weav ers now receive i than o mil Its wt eklv been iv rt, irat move d labor it ederation Labor Troubles In Belgium BRI ssi t s December 2-1 coal mining com panics throughout the coal district today camo to the m that on and alter Oth there must be a gciier il red iction of wages oi tht ir es J IIIH has lien' t r --oiue time past an 1 prej intic mule both b> th mj auies iiid v t i ossible outcoi of t d termined up hit me. in in this new truggle 1 el wet 11 c is considered cert un tl at the will lalm immedi itc renei the nasG Vs i ommenceme he ledetation has issued a pr clamation to r ftect that a er il btril e will be rlered 1111 parliament BO rev isea the constitution to tne miners pro ttttion ail itiarj iction upon the part of the Movements jn Po-u PVNAIIV December 24 Kurmis of revolutwn ar> moveii ittsmltri have tecu rife hero lor boi-tt-tin e pisT, and it kno vn tl at tbe instant a meeting was held m Fort fanta C it ilina outride of J ima md th it an effort was nude in behall ot I x Dictator I icroia Them vementuas suppressed bur at a co--t ol iortv lives matters stand in Peru it unlikely that a sJmil ir rising will m cur at n his pair 1 added jC Jie held lack mv hmht he could tbi on ctr t tin fjubjeets li in conclusion lus ]ufct vuuld cuirc verv soon Tlie CUaiupton Skater IONDON Deccm cr -b Donoghue of AL amateur champion >.ater ol the United states and Canada fodaj wo i i.li3 interna tn nal ait. ttcur skating uupionship race on Lmirav ten, near Ciuil rid c u t overed the course, oie mile and a half In f n-miii tea 11 d liltv w ec beating the world s Tlie IiKlians i-Rt iped, dispatch re ceived by General Scuofieid from Gen eral dated bt Paul, Decembei the surrender to Colonel "umner, of Big1! his following, which included somr1 of Sittuig Bull s fugitives, and those disaffected Indiana iu the Cherry creek district Chejenne reservation who had joined him Xhia report is touiRht in a dispatch sent to deneral by (.eucial iiiles who report that thfy did uoc sur rciitlei js tupy prounsit cl hut escaped Tlie Suu s Cotton oil r .4 Futures eluded steady ata decline of four poii.ta on Jtee-emuer and one tu two.points on other months trom yesterday's closing prices At one time February sold below 0 cents It was a subject of general remark. Spot cotton was dull. CHICAGO December 24 "Long" Jones, of the republican state centra! coniiftii- tee, pavo notice tonight that tho nirht of live democratic state senators elect to sit iu tho legislature would be contested Tins is the latest maneuver in the tight for the United States senatorship from Illinois f Tlie notices were withheld until the last moment illowed by law, the motive for delay being, it Is understood to stirring up the democrats to possible reprisals The state senators upon whom jiolico was served are of the first district, of tho thirtj ninth, Arnold of fifteenth. kins, the seventeenth Goupiiiger, the fortj-first. General charges ot voters with money, and promises of oficosm the of tlio general assembly ire the mam grounds for contests, exrejit 13 to DOW- kins who 13 alleged to be ineligible because Ot foreign bir h With tlie contest ajramst Alcrntt of Spring- field, there 13 now i control orsy jaieed an half dozen democratic beats and a Hp" of republicans 1 he legislature vfl almost evenly divided between democrats republicans on joint ballot with three farmr ers' alhancemen apparently holding the bal- ance of power The avowed candidates so far ire Genera .fohn AI Palmer democrat, and Charles B Farwell republican whoisthenreS- ent motimbent The struggle promises to be fully as-nerce and bensatioual as the memor- able one in TV Inch the late John A Logan defeated ilhani It Morrison, now i member of tho nterstate couimerce commis- sion A Murdoror Sfcett, Death at the Hands of a Mob. NOPFOI K a llecember dia patch to The L inti nark from Oulanuei N C brings intellifjenco f a Ij-nehmg at M niton, in fie same stato oLaii tonotis uamodKincli Fieemin who on October 4tli brutally murdered Ncp ALkins and his mother in Bertie onntj, b% In their brains out a two pound weight and then set nic to tlieir icaldence Ho vi rccopmzed at the time bj tho house kecpei, who litdinj ipi d his muidefouB blows t reeinan wan arrested in Norfolk and taken bael to North Caroim i for trial Last about 130 m thl ed men surrounded the jail at Winton andthiceof them withaiourth tied as if a criminal went to the jail and they had a prisoner t loek up The jailer onotl the d( or and was at once overpowered Frcemau had bhaekles on his feet and hands and at> in ad d tional precaution against escaj e H as chained to the floor The lynchere did not take time to loose him and strung him up to tlie rafters uf his cell where he was iound this moimne; when the sherifl went t the iail The jailer bound and and ould not give an alarm Jtreeuian was an old uenitentiary bird, and his crimes were manv, though hut last was his most atrocious ont ANOTHER NLOItO TO HANG. Savonnali Now Two for VNVAH, Ga December 4 [Spe-clal Another negro prisoner m jail js under sentence of death To in Webb is the unfortunate He was convicted tiio murder of Hill and Judge I sentenced him to bo executed on I- rid ij Tebruarv Cth "Webb a defence uas in H imty He pretended that he thnngltt he was justified m killing: Hill because Hill had threat ltd to Kill him Tho 3 ir> was out an hour and a h iml made no recommendation to mercy Wt-lbn act was delilente murder for ho bor i a (_i n with the avowed intention of killing Hill A point strongly in Webb a lavor was his linnry i irrendei ilo spent the nip-fat of the minder and the day unt, 1 1 iiin.ih an I himselt up at the court h JUM A new trial will be asked for Jt is 1111 pi >l ible that either Vi el b 01 n w ill be C've uted on the bet ts UK ir h tngmgs can be delated bj TJ peals THEY KAISEO TaEIF. SALARIES In a Rather Peculiar 4. Sensation in DesMomes DtaMOiNES, Ia December 24 VI hen tbe board of met the last time the slzo of the fee bills illed b> the various justices of the city m liqnor cases atnazeu them and tliev passed a reso ution directing the county attorney to assist the grand 3no iu making an investigation with a view to determining whether c r not there did exist A tonsi iracy amnnp: the justices, constables and searcher--, to defraud the count} of fees while pretending to entoreft the prohibitory Uw As a result ot the investigation indictments charging to deiraud the untj line been returned against several const ibles and assistants or irchei-s, as they are called Ihe indictn ents charpp the defendants in a number of counts with defrauding the count v by lalse pretenses and means of using fictitious namtb m making returns foi information and warrints never served, and bv agreeing1 together to obtain small quintitics of liquor from parties which could be condemns 1 th it each it che c( in the could be suiipo3iiaed and draw the doings >f juitices ire still under conBidera tion Ihe jury returned a batch of indict monts (li trsins I P II K Utjnolds I Ilradj I 1 T C Ala ej and George Al Sheldon tneml ers and former members f the city council with CODSJ iracv to drfnud the This is tho wth of the revelations male some IIK ntlis ajz oi the >uncil vieie increasine their --alailes bj meinsof U> us claims They trie I for willlul inlsiniidu tin onlco and M quitted on the prround th it n biicli crime was known to the statutes. The imUetineuts are 1 under in striictions f rom Dibli >j. GOES OUT OF 'annuh Fire Innaranec Cotnitany Closes Out. SAVANNAH Ci December Savannah lire andj Atari ue Insurance Compan> goes out of business todaj so imuli for the AMilttield bill a meeting of the todnj it was decided to wind up the alfalrs of tlio t ompaiij I or this result the adverse legislation is threatened in (.0 and adjoining s is respond! le The Whitlleld bill t break up the tarnt isfeociation frightened the ung companies for thoy reahz that in petition for old md stroupr c mip nne would survive and the voungoneb ukl g to tlie wall or would be unabfc to piv dividends for i longtime While the an> has been lairlv BucfesHful tbe stoc kiiolder-s wanted to put t ir uiumvm jtlier investments not so uncertain and loiaiBini; better returns All ot the Savannah tire au i luirine ItiMness be tranfllerred to the Haiti >rd >ne Ins ir ance Company hoi lers vsill not suffer it all but will be insured in a eouipim 5 of capital mwtead f nne with JO 000 Iho transfer il i will be inido vMthou. mr( menicueeor c jstto thoj >li 3 holders Stock holders vuill get all ot then investment mil a satisfactory dividend The tompaiiy his 11 en In business ior three vearp It has been managed well, and the losses have been eomparitivelv sot til Its surplus list jear was 100 The Jli eersof the couipjiij are William Gmard dent W H Daniel secretary The directors are WilUam tlie Electric Cnneut. MrMi HIS Tonn December J4 A negro named Will Oiosvenor was killed th s afternoon by leaning up igainst an iron pout to was tied In ise telephone wire The -wire was crossed 'it i an electric wire and the full force of the cur runt went into the post A mule which the negro waa driving hart touched the post with his nose ami Xell to the (.lonntt The negro hatl gotten down from the to see what was the matter with the m ile and leaned against the iron post with the result as stated He died qlinoit mstantl} Iliree Tramps Lynched WAI L v WALJ A Wash December _4 "News has reached here that three tramps been near Huntington Ore on the Oregon Short Line by railroad men 1 our tramps boarded a lreic.ht tram near f.Ieii s Id They were put off by a brakeman but aiterwards g1 en and he died soon after Iroin tho injuries The repoit the tramps were caught near and three ot them lynched I he lourth escaped On the Trnclt of a llarderer RAI nicn "N C December -1 he Raleigh police are on the track oi a murderer L.ast Vi ednebday louisa Jiarrio a ne0ro waa shot at a, disreputable house and has died from her injuries The alfair is terious The woman became and declared tihe would ihe house of which she was an inmate She was told t> at she must not go left and bet ore she got ten jaitin irom the house a revoKer was tired and a bullet I through her thigh I" mr negro men werf aircssted tori charged with the murder, but alt proved an alibi Another Murder "Vear Birmingham -V.lv 24 Special Harr s a ju-itire of the peate, in the western part ol this county was murdered todaj bv a negro named Will The justice had a warrant for the negro and having no const ible at h md went to it hitnselJ loo surrendered but -when to h tndcuiE him ho strucl the itft t r 01 the head in rushing HI hi> kull The murderer 1 Jled 11 1 hai i> f 11 t ij t rt d Au Instant li VM Iwccmber Mraltcr Dennis foreman at the stables of the Lmon Street Kailn vy Company, was shot dead at 10 o clock tonight bj Toe Griffith a negro lab >rer The murder T as without provocation Gnflith h ul q ut work for tho and Dennis or dereii him to Ueep irom tne stables for -which the negro ki'led him Griffith escaped Tlir Sucrtd Voawcla Ala, December 24 I ast Julj the In tlio Catiiohc church here, in which was kept tho sat red of the church service, waa broken into and the gold chalice, valued at S2 600, was stolen, together witn other vessels of silver trace of the burglar could be found and nothing -was heard of the ves- sels until today, when a servantaround the church discovered them buried in an unused stable on the premises "None of tho stolen articles were A Verdict Against the Road t PLFNMI LT Iiccen erJt A jur> m the circuit court returned a aerdict this morning against ttoe Louisville, 2s ew Orleans and Texas railroad for in favor of Sirs Jake Hirsch, for injuries her daughter received, which caured her death about two years ago, at Iceland, A Mother's Death in an Attempt to Save Her Child YOBK, December 24 Buena Guisa a pas sender who arrived jes erdaj on the -steamship Aguan Irom Nicaragua md Kingston, told a storv of a battle that occurred between her mother and an eagle, over the possession of a 4 year-old boy at Jalisco, Mexico which, resulted in the deatty of the mother The father of the. boy Jnan Gutnz, a cattle borne to attend to busines1- alter telling his wife J4ike goodcareot their httle bu> Pedro The mother was attending her household duties ivjth little tooyjUr feet Jhe little fellow ioilttlerfour mothers back was tnrafd. AVhenahe discovered Ins absence a few minutes later she hurried out and found her child m tho talons of an eagle which was carrying it iwaj The bird of prey was about two feet trum tbe proun 1 and the little fellow in the eagle R cla.w-1 and erMiig with i am lira (.utriz threw herself on the back oi the Hie bird leit the child and spre idiiig Its slapped the mother n the head fellinc; her to the unconscious The eagle a 'am left the mother and was takin j; the cinl 1 off when tho cattleman came in tjight He took iu the situation at a glance and raising hm nun fired at tbe eagle lodging a bullet in its lett wing Ihe bird dropped to the ground and released the child Gutriz cilled f >r elp uid soon a number of Ins neighbors came iihu it md carried the in( ther and child into the house where the fc-rmei died ati hour from a ira ture 1 sk ill le hlld b ounds were not dangerous and he wag rec w hen Buena Giuvia left the canvon twjdavs later The eagle was killi d He meas- ured six feet from tip to tip of wimrs The BiriKliam Schoolhonso ou Fire DUHUAM N C December 21 fire occuired this morning it tho school, near Slebane in Alatuance countj Rorth Carolina, bj which the academy and gymnasium buildings were totally de destroyed The fare is supposed to originated from a defective Hue Ihe property was covered bv insurance vl- The academy 2oO each in five associations of Philadelphia and An [Jo The gymnasium lu the Virginia fire and marine The insurance In the agency of J gate X Sou of Durham South Carolina's Phosphate Mines OorcaiHiA S C Dereraber j The returns of phosphate rock wined and removed from the naMgable waters ot this state for the q natter ending November 10th winch is the first quarter ol the phosphate jearof IHJl have just been hied with the state agricultural department, and a considerable increase in this the heaviest revenue m the state Tlie tiiruies are as lollows September 1 01 i G t us November 1 2 2 G4S tons total for the quarter 1 HOT tonb Million Dollars WortH of I oirt Al Aia December 24 [--pecial United States Alarshal receiver of the Molnle and Girard railroad lands, has Drought suit against Alartm H Sullivin of the Sullivan I umber Penbacola Fl i for 4 000 000 of lumber alleged fto have heen cut by SuiliMii BtmpU yes from pul In lauds in Bald and Jscambia countie- tins state The loss are talued in the suit brought fcr their re Itwascharlj in sebt-defensp Cp Its Business. SA% December 21 Savannah Fire and Marine Insurant e Company wound up its affairs tndav The eompan> was organized in it-8 with a capital of --300 000 Threatened id Icgislati m in (leoriri i was the principal cause of c o m, up the 1 usmesi TJie h v3 a Burp i s ot J> OOU whit h w ill i e uted amoiiz the btockhol lers The will be transferred to the Hartford I ire Insurance Com- panv ccidents in Ae-GiSTt, Ga December 24 The Bon of isamaon King was badly burned tooav by the explosion of a cartridge he was tryintr to the powder out of A nepro named Qnarles was probahly fatally stabbed in a Christmas affray by Afcmin bullivon, in tho mill district late tonight. a Jtun on the Binli. BUpwmber 24 r the last two dajs there has been a run on tho Kellogg National bank of this city It waa reported that the bant hadfailedand there was a. heavj run on UieWTlngB department by small depositors, but bualncBs men continued nutkliie deDouU and baa been restored. IT WAS LOADED. TWO HOTS PI.AY WITH A. OAJET IS ALLIED WALKER MARTIN INSTANTLY KILLED Two Homes toWliich Cliristmas Will Bring Instead of Details of the The fatal pistol A Christmas traged> Two bojs weje plajmg with a pistol yester day evening and one accidentally shot and killed the other. The dead boy is "Walker Martin The bov in whosa band the fatal weapon was is V> I'he Small Martin was about nineteen jcara ot age and Small ig in his seventeenth year The two lioj s were chuint. Martin was tbe main support at tbe family, and Small is the only bou of an estimable widow laclj The lulling was purely accidental It oc curred in the street othce of tho I ostal Telegraph Company just across tho struct from the Kmiball bouse Martin the dead boy TV is a te e graph operator m the postal office THI LIGHT OJ- A-HApPI ICuiIr He was a lad of fine charactui, and was trusted and respected by all who 1 new mm Ho was tho idol of a oted mother and ing sister and his tra_i the will of God w is to be so sad to them HOW IT ocGen.ru o The details of the tragedy ore W irtiu was sitting: at bis instrument desk at the front, w mdow of the oflice, onl> a fen feet from the sidewalk with a bnghi, arc illuminating tho oihce and making the tragetK plainly visible from the arcade of the KimbiU house as well as to people passing along tho streets oung Small -u as standing at the end of the desk waiting for Martin to put up his pistoi. and get things read} to go to supper Martin had just purchased from Bam Kirkpatnck's gun store, next door Ito the omco, several boies of cartridges to shoot to- diy He placed the boxes of cartridges in the drawer of the desk and theft broke one of the boxes and loaded the pibtol. During thisiime Small remained standing at the desk, playing with the telegraph instru ment FINISHED LO4DING THE PISTOL When Martin had nnished loading the pis- tol, which was a very cheap affair, without anj tugger guard, he cocked it, and with the simple rcmaik, handed it to Snail lu handing the pit-tol to Small, Margin did so with his own hand grasping the barrel, which pointed toward Ins head Small took hold of the weapon by the han- dle, his fingers naturally pressing against the trigger He sajs he did not know that the pistol was cocked, and had not noticed that it had no trigger guard The moment Small's finger touched tho trigger the pistol discharged The ball entered Martin s head, just above the right eye His face waa powaer burned and hia hand which held tbe pistol in handing it to Small blackened with smoke V TRAGIC SCENE "When the pistol went off Small dropped it to the rioor. and uttering a terrified scream caught the sinking head of hia wounded friend in his arms 1 On, my God'" he exclaimed, "I hare killed him' I have killed him'" The pistol shot and tbe screams attracted the attention of Mr Harry Frank and Dr A Harwell, of Cbeneyville, JN C., who were in tbe othce at tbe time, as well as startling the passers by on the street "Speak to me, Walker' Ob, just one word! Speak to ine' young Small repeated as he held the head, while the crowd gath- ered about the window and blocked into the office 1 he boy waa beside himself with, gnef and excitement When the officer ed and took charge of the wounded boy he continued to wring his hands and cry as if his heart would break, imploring his dying friend to speak to him DIKD WITHOUT SPEAKJM3. Martin was lifted from his chair and earned to tbe back of tbe omce and laid upon s conch Dr Harris was called and reached his Bide bofcie death came, but medical assistance was of no avail 1'he boy lived about a half hour, bat waa not conscious a moment from the time he was shot Dr Avarj the coroner, soon airived, and when it became evident that the hoy could not possibly live, a messenger was dispatched for his mother and father BBKAKING THE NEWS Mr Kobert Manloy. who knew the wounded broke tho news to hia mother, whose home is on Hayden street Mrs Martin w as in a neighboring grocery store when Mr Manley told her of the sad accident that had befallen her son The shock was more thau she could stand hhe sank to the lloor m a faint, and it was some time befoie sne coula he brought to the scene of the tragedy Mr Martin, the father, was not at home, but lie had been found and told of the acci- dent, and was there-when the stricken mother am v ed It is impossible to descrihlo the scene when the mother and fatherreached the side of their boj It as a scene that wrung the hearts of the crowd sathercd about with the keenest pity and sympathy AX After he expired the both of young Martin was taken to the undertaking establishment of Wyhe Barclay, where an inquest was held Small been arrested and taken to the station house At the inquest only two witnesses were m- trodaced, Mr Harry Frank and Dr Harwell, w ho ere in the oince when the shot was fired .Neither, however, was in a position where ho could seft tbe boys when the tragedv oc- ci-r-ed The> had heard the boys talking, but paid no attention to thorn, and had heard the pistol report and the screams of Small The jury returned a verdict declaring the killing purely accidental, after consulting not more than a minute SMALL'S STOKT With eyes streaming with team, Willie Small, the boy whose hand pressed the fatal trigger, told his story of the tragedv It was a touching sicht. The dead boy had been his pia> mate and friend I was in Bain some blank cartridges to in my brother's he said, "when Walker camo in to get hia cartridges "We Ine near together, and when I asked him if he iras going home he told me to come mto ihe ofhee while pat his pistol and cartridges and lie would go on up stree to the restaurant with me I in md is standing at the end ol tho desk 11 with tho telegraph instru- ment nhen ifker liande 1 me his pistol He was holding it In the burei and I didn t know tli it it was cocked e li td been talking about the nistol, bul I don t know hat made him hand it to mo I took hold is for i the second rea IK 1 tl e ntv oi 111 tu.ii ptedast-osoination in Oeonee count's i. lute n a.n named KUlPrwas ti his liciint" ne ir sJien and on the road 1 1 a man un> c it h >ld of his hugpry Ildprc nth je 1 drive on and th( man I YI.IS tliiown to th i in I I he man 4 name is re- ite t t j 1 e M nl k a 1 fr i i this little incident J there inie in i ben L. a i as a sfniti n AB Elder I return 1 n 1 n w n i L k alter ivmc carried hia i Inend li i e al ut tin. hj ot win re he saw this i an hi he rl i n Iding in the 1 i-i and this I wislollouedlv a u I r 300 The tirtt the Bristol block a fire- story lmek, the second was a building, M Ware- ham street Jrank han been on trial in Washington for the murder ol Maurice. Adler in Jimc, 1S8.J fie jurv brought in i of not guilty Burglars yesterday entered the mill -of Feoria, Ul., Oatmeal ompany bound the wateU- znan, threw sack over his head and tied him to a chair They then blew open the safe anu tbe contents, which are supposed to NFWSPAPFK! ;

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