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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               CHIEF JQTTBELL SLAIJV Who, In Turn, It Shot Down by Another Terrible Double Tragedy la Rendered. THJS COKSTITUTIQN: ATLANTA. GA.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 27, 189O. THE HALL TBIA'L. SfUST -TUT sooai. THJB JUST G Ga December 26 Chnstmas Day WTS one of olood in Gaines- ville Mr -VF J Kittrell, chief ol police, was shot and fatally wounded by John J (Blue John) Pruitt, colored, while attempting to arrest his daughter for violating, a city ordinance, at about 5 o'clock, and tho negro in turn at once paid the penalty of his folly with his own life, at. Policeman Henry lowrey was with Mr Kittrell at the time, and at once rnstantlv killed the negro THE CAUSE OF THB TROUBLE. At about 4 o'clock m the afternoon Mr W. Wofford, who lives just across the Rich- mond and Danville railroad from its depot, telephoned up town for a policeman His call was answered by Chief Lowrey, who hastened to the deoot and Mr Wofford informed him that Pruitt s daughter had been very abusive to his children and had threatened violence, and that he desired to make a case against her The girl was on the street in front of Mr Wof ford's house at the time Mr Lowrey arrested her but she flatly refusnd to accompany luin, clinging to the fcnco At this time Prmtt, a notorious negro put in lus appearance, with pistol in hand, and wanted to know what was np 1HE CHIEF CALLED FOR I on rey saw there w at. trouble brewing and remarked thit he could get help in makiugthe arrest lie stepped er to the depot and tele phoned up town for assistance Mr Kittroll soon responded and together they renewed the attack In the meantime John was rushing his daughter down Brand- lord street making for the country to avoid airost They had gotten about fifty yirds from tho house where they lived, when Otocers Kittrell ind rey came up within tc i 1 et of Pruitt and demanded him to halt ho answered by in ibont face, and d n  M VN JOIFS T owrey turned hi attention to Kittrell ind isked him if he n ib bidlj jkit He inswered thitlio wi md inquiieT if the negro IMS deil leiji-eitn tr 1 mi to irike a finish of him if icuisiiot Ivittrell lived flio hours after tl c shooting ind 1 i tl e waiting room of t'e depot Hole it i wife 111 Ifo ircluldrrn, girN Hewi itue faithful thoer and en 1 the c iihdencc md esteem oE our I eon e Die coroner held in inquest oier the bolj of the dead todav m 1 fullv jnbtihed 1 or no ciime had tho Frenchman suffered lor ills Jonvil was a Frank born and bred He had simply talked of lioertt ind equal rights to man Hithin the dominion of the potentstadtholder of Hollaufl At hrst the I renrhmim rejoiced that the martvr s fate was his and when he discovered the spider in the comer of the dungeon ho talked to him of liberty and brotherhood But even the spider fled from the sanguine repub lican And as weeks grew into mouths Dib Jonval grew nearyof his confinement and Lou rey in his irt on ml ly worked up last had not been kille lynched I he citizens were n night ni d if the I lo woull have been pined for the free air of heaven Tho stadt- liolder was iron tears and prapers moved him not a jot Then too the tricolor menaced Jlollind ind the French general Pichegm with a large force was hovering oil the fron tier, like some huge bird of pro> preparmEfor i swoop upon his quarrj The spider too was a constant source of consolation and from long observations ol the lnoits of his black friend the Frenchmin be cime quite wise 1 he spider never appeared durinn weather and Dis lonval was able to pi edict frost it least a week previous to its couunn simply by watching thospider s move menti, md noting his own feelings for he had observ cd that when the spider kept securely boused he, the Frenchman, was usually troubled with a bad headache MAJOUS IS HIA1J JSis Wratli Attempts Tlnn TVT Ga December 21 J Mr T A J Majors late editor of The Ledger but now of Tho Banner of South Carolina came near killing a Mr Cotton here today Cotton is a stranger hcic and little is Icnonu of him lie did considerable talking about viajors m his absence md wrote mm a. icrj in lilting letter thro him Majors was here for t hnstmas and while talking to friends Cotton passe 1 M the house >1 ijors called to him to come in He anted an explan itiou o( nib letter Cotton turned t i come in and as ht did so put his hand behind h in and seemed tobotrjiuc; to draw some- thing from his pocket Majorsgota i istol from v man here no one knows v, here and was in the ict of shooting Cotton hen Mr Vi J -Hilburn struck his arm ana caused ihe bill to go into tho ceiling 1 nends luterfeied and dis- armed him And while lonval was amusing himself pull these interesting observations, troublous times came to Holland 1'ichegru w ith an overwhelming force, ad vanoed suddenly across the border Th statdliolder did not attempt to dispute tb imrch of the I rouUiimii He simply rotiied and n lien the French armj was M ell in th center of the land he adopted igamst thi it 10 o clock they marched into the court- room as usual accompanied by the two depu- ties, who have stuck to them like brothers from the beginning of the trial THE iASI BEGINS MUCH interest was centered on today's pro- ceedings from the fact that the defense was to begin the examination of its uitness.es rho comtroom was crowded long before there was standing room onlj Just a few minutes before 10 o clock the prisoners marched in hitched double They appeared bright and cheerful and to day was the first time that smiling was so gen oral among them Hat Birdsong s Chnstmas The witness was here shown a bond and asl- ed if he knew the men whose names were attached to it He knew 11 the men He was then asked tho character of the men whose names w ere there as securities Mr Erwm here interposed an objection Mr Bacon stated that the evident purpose ol it was to show that Wright Lancaster is the bondsman of Charles Clemens was to show that they were intimate, and that after Clem- MEfALLIG LATH! YOU USED IT? there were twenty odd other names on that bond, who were men of as good character as ?ny m tlle county, men who could in no way be convicted of crime tlie pnr- proseca- the law with" a knowle'dee 'of the guilt of Clemens, was so connected with him as to throw around them a tiam of circumstances that was a valuable illustration He did not hold the mere fact of Lancaster having signed the bond was a matter of importance Judge Speer ruled that it was competent for SHAFTIM, PULLEYS MD HAMERS, Friction Clutch ------------o UJIUUA 1HJOU UUilLi XI, iOt dinner had probably brightened them up a bit, I the defense to show that there were other and prisoners though they were with the most good character on the bond serious charge in the annals of crime hanging over them, thev appeared to be happy After the reading of the minutes Attorney j -Uessan, for the defense, began a statement of tho case He began by tackling tho chane of county ___ A tl V XtGKO S A Bullet fioiu CHKIST-VI GIFT Wesson JCiidg His VMIIN Gi December "G Christmas Daj brought a trigody in negro life to Ithens a Th) dirk es of the city have a dubroom on Hull street known 13 Morton s hall and here tliev were a-.si.inl led to hive a jolly good time Li inor was nig prett> freely and they were makiiis tlie n hideous Two negroes ill .barber and George Brown got to iiuar lellmg over some money _hat Brown said Bar- oerovedhiin ahej woie both drinking and s on botan to curse and abuse each other -Dions lollowed an 1 the sharp crack of a pistol close i t ie tragic scone Brown had bhot Bar bcr tl rough the head and in a few moments tie negro was dead Brown ran off but was captured by Sheriff Wipr and placed behind the bars to aw tit his mai Three Hen Will Probably Die December 26 iVascal an Italian was shot and --j---------------..v.i vuujyju uuu uim one .-ill die from being struck ova cobble stone These are the net results of Ohirstmas whisky J-hree of tho inj ired will probably die DKCATLI a Decatar Vote December Among them tho closing exercises of the fill tactics that jears before had baffled Spanish Alvi ind had cost a rpiich king s brother the Duke of Anjou a splendid army The word was guen md the dykes were cut a flat country, the greater part of it below the level ol the sea Pichegru found in the Holland seas a far greater foe tmnvasthe Holland ar-nies Tlie Dutch land was all a swamp the S could not adv hirdly letreat the fate of Anjoii and his gallant army seemed in store for him He hid wnted until winter set in bef ire he had the command for the for wind movcnunt for the wily Gaul had antiei I pnted the tactics of tin Holland commander Hue the weathei hadsuddenlj shifted around md in almost summer mildness reigned er tl e I md And affairs were thus on the morn ing when tho prisoner of trecht lay at full length upon his p illet and w atchod for his friend the spider The jailor brought the prisoner his break fast i sorry rep ist enough for the prudent 1 >utohmon knew that there was nothing like simple food to reduce hot blood and curb im petuous wills mynheer said the jailer who leaned by the door swung his kejs musi callj and watched the pnsoutr I have httlo appetite That is bad the jailer remaaked, thought fully, Mjnheer should eat and keen his strength Dis Jonval made a wrv face Bah' such food as tins is enough to take away the appetite of a well man, let alone a sick mm the rienchman said That is Hue nijnheer the jailer replied the food IB co irse but I will see that youThai e a better dinner although I go against my in structmns and would suffei if the government should imd it out Tho matter 11 between us two" Dis Jon val rejoined I shall say nothing and I judge that you will not care to speak of it I feel more inclined to do you a kindness mynheer because two da-vs ago I thought it might be probable that ne should change places sou become the jailer, and I the oris- oiior How so' asked the Frenchman in aston isnuieut 1he jailer then related to Dis Jonval what had transpired during the past week He told of Pichegrn's advance, how the French had threatened the capture of Utrecht conspiracy (as set forth) m the indictment without illusion to the result Mr Dessau contended that the testimony on which the prosecution solely relied lay in i confession of an accomplice with in ittempt at corroboration by another party wh.o was equally interested in the conviction of one or more of tho defenaants The confession of Leon Burch, he said won d not convict its clients and the court would so instruct This confession he claim- ed, was in every way calculated to benefit the confessor and, besides this c >me from a man whose character would not allow his oath to be believed under any circumstances But be that as it ma> the juiy would ana could not accept his testimony under any circumstances without corroboration that could not bo doubted The piosecution he said, proposed to cor roborate this confession by the teitimonv of Bohannon ind possibly by that of Clemens TO GOOD CHARACTER Mr Dessau went at length into the details of the case He proposed, he said to proi e the good character of the defendants He also proposed to impeach beyond the question doubt tho matenil evidence of fraud by the prosfciition In the last proposition Mr Dessiu laid down, perhaps, the entire line of defense It is evident that they propose to reap ill the advantage possible from tho formei good character of the defendants and also to reap an added troni the allege 1 bad chaiarter of several of tho witmssej Afttr outlining tut case began the calling of wit The following names were called but sev eril failed to answer Mr Bartlett then asked the court that they be looked up, which was directed by the court B M liozell, Tom Earm W Singleton, Jeremiah Walter D Williams D W Williams J D McLeod, John Williams, W T Thomas Knight G W Culver 3 T Warren Tim Arben Bill Jones, H L Wilson S L Folsom M Clements, Char ie Tillman John McDuihe, T T Buchanan Elijah Livingston John n w Coonedy li r Lee Continuing, the witness said the majority whoso names appeared there lived Clemens s father lived in Telfur The men on that bond were among the best in the At this juncture Judge Speer announced chat the court would take a recess "Noah s Head VFas teveL From The Tamaqua la Courier A oah advertised the flood He lived through it id tho fellows wlio laughedathimweredrowned Ever since tlien the advertiser has been getting almiE ind those who don t advertise have been getting left R. H. RICHARDS CO., 59 S. Broafl St., iaaa THE POSITIVE CURE INTO EACH NOSTRIL ALL DRSJGGIST': 50 S Kigshie D and had only been prevented from taking the town by the cutting of the dykes and the Hood- ing the country with water on see, mynheer, said the jailer, in con elusion, jour countrymen depended upon hard weather If a frost had come he surely would have taken the city, but as it is he will soon have to retieat to Belgium Harkye, Betolf said Dis Jonval "if I could get a note to Pichegru he would be sure m> fcy intercession with the stadtholder possibly by exchingemg a pnsone? J E Thomas E D HiKgms, G W Culv Judge Speer here stated that he had -very grave doubts as to whether or not it was com potent for counsel on either side to go into these matters of land troubles in a case of criminal proceedings WKBE Map, OF GOOD CHAR-ICTFR The next witness called was DavmKnowles He baid ho had known Jerry Enroll since he Jiis eight years of age He lued two miles from him He knew his general character Mis character was bad He would not believe him on oath He knew the defendants Had Known several of them since they were ingchildren He knew the general character of Wnzht Lancaster He knew his character for truth veracity, integrity, honor and uprightness is a citizen His character was good It was eood mthe T He John Lancaster James Moore and Lewis Knight he Makes the lives of many peoplo miserable, causing distress after eating sour stomach, Bick headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, a faint, all gone feeling bad taste, coated and Irregularity of mST.reS3 the bowels Dyspepsiadoes After no' set well of Itself. It Eatirno' re'LUires careful attention, and a remedy like Hoods Sirsaparllli wrhich acts gently, yet efficiently It tones the stomach, regulates the diges- tion, creates a good IP- petite banishes headache, SICK and refreshes the mind Headache hive b en troubled with djspepsia. I Bad but littla appetite ind what I did ei Haart- dlstressed me, or did mo hii 1'ttle good After eating J wurn would have i faint or tired all gone feeling as though I had not eaten anything My trouble was aggravated by my business painting Last e spring I took Hooa s Sai SOUf sapanlla, which did me an Stomach immenso amount of good It gave me an appetite, and my food relished and satisfied the craving I Ind pleiious'y experienced.' A P Watertown, Mass Hood's Sarsaparilla Sold by all druggists gl stcforSa Prepared only tyC I HOOD CO Apothecaries towel] IHa- IOO Doses One Dollar QOVDJGTON ANO HACON EABLROA lime table-No I! To take effect at 0 00 o clock a. April 18 18JO Tzams lun on central (JQth Meridian) standard time NOKT1I BOUM) J-o 13 Ixcal Tin, Mall. Dailj 'OU11I BOLND No IjOCOl Trsut. lion W dFri Fast Mail Daily MACHINIST FOUNDEE IS 71 am Lv 'Vlacon Ar! G 20nm 71 S "V .in Buren 1 oTJtrts Murton Gr-ivs Bruliev C 40pm oI9 I 500 4.oJ 441 433 1 1 EEPAIKS ALL KINDS OF MACHIXESt All Kinds of Geais Cut m Iron Steel and Brass -----HAMT 1CTUKEE OF---- I nr pis engines 1 Olpm general I could do that easily enough tho said My brother ,s turning I pretty penny now by supplying Picheero with fresh provisions, but- 'and h5 hesitated Do not fear what possible information can prisoner convey to Pi trU6'' the Jai'er slid It is a bar Great was the astonishment of the French geneial to receive a dated from the ol L trecht And what did the note contain" :Hhtihard frost and P'Chegru no? to "I lOc MILES MED Co, Celebrated. We are carrying a glasses that cannot be Our Prices Ti- and hohday presents atoor ana Lewis Jinight he said, in reply to the question from Mr Bacon MtTSt, T PARTICULARIZE The court again called the attention of counsel to the fact that it was not the province of the defense to inquire at such a length Into these matters It fell to the prosecution to conduct the examination in this line J thought it was the privilege of the defense to show in every particular the good character of their clients He said it was their privilege to bring out every element of that character In this case of life and death that privilege was made all the more a privilege to show the priceless treasure of character It was one privilege of inestimable value to his clients to bo enaoled to show every point of their character He did not simply propose to have that privilege limited to the bare statement tnat his clients were simplj men of Eood character It was necessary to find theUrath of the evidence to show auj degree of that good character Ho proposed he said to put the character of his clients wholly m issue and character Major Bacon '-iouwill please remember that the observations of the court only ap- plied to the form of the question liisuop Hill Ar Athens I Aetmg Superinte m your old stei ngines t and injectors to be repaired will Guarantee te cood as new Models and t ols made to orfc Or nd piper and flaner in the most I roved manner i bouth Forsj tli street, Atl-vtt, Oa dec SI dly P and opu ar route service between Ch; A double dally and Car E00d comfortable effect September "s STATIONS NOETH. I dec NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS I have fifty miles of team ad station work on the Southbound Railroad to let between the Sam I nah river and Graham s, on th I South Carolina railroad. Good price vi, 11 be paid for quick work to the undersigned at Savannah, C GEO DOLE WADLEY, Chief Enginea Passengr Irams brain Judge Speer "The court had no anticipa- tion of provoking this lengthy arjrument It simply questioned the legality of the form of investigation The court mmply thought it was a pregnant question, and still thinks so -there must b6 a limit to that inquiry defendlnt w proven details In Eleven Monfiis of 1890 312 TONS of WOOLEN GOODS, 22 TONS Of BUTTONS, 11-4 TONS Of LINEN THREAD, 13-4 TONS of SILK THREAD, WEST INTO THE MANDPACTUKE OP PLYMOUTH ROCK PANTS, StUTS and OVEBCOATS. Book of samples sent FREE to any address in U S- Plymouth Rock Pants Company, p, Incorporated ----BRANCH STORE---- 39 Whitehall St Atlanta G-a ded.0 -sat tu a thur n r in rtEOBGiA auriMLAiro ANO GULP B K Ij COLCiinus Ga, Sunday June 22 thlS foUoivlllS schedole will b" ______________SpUTK BOITVD OAILT P 31 A AI Dep Ar- p 31 A.M S 13 11 ol> 0-811 4J 5 11 oa 541 1 04 C 00 12 I. 10 1 H. 623 12 3o 7 OOi 1 10 710 1.28 1 42, 7-36 1 4 ".50 21SJ Chattanooga Robsville Mission luclge Crawfish Sprincs RocKSiriilsfa Coueland Xai ayette llartindalo Tnon SamnilrviHe Racwjoii Milih I TaHtfciro Holland White springs cnder Koine 1 TLANTAAKD NEW OKtEASS SHOW ATLANTA A1TD WEST KAlLEOAD The most direct and best route to I-cw Orlcjus Teus and tao SoutbOTit The iollowing schedule m cllect uwsmbtt CarroJIton n ace, Bacon upon it is not necessary to go into BOMETHTSQ OT AN EXCITEMENT ths juncture a little excitement caused by an accident to Major i his resuming his seat Upon the floor That isthe third time, your honor that I have met with the same fate m this chair I what reaWitwplaced ere, said Major Bacon, some what hpfttnriiir J Leave Atlanta via C R. E, Leave Griilln via C R. R Leave Atlanta via E T V G Leave via G M. Arrive Griffin via G M. G Leave Gnflin Amve Warm Springs Arrive Columbus I 7 00 2 lo pm 20 am 4 00 pm 35 am o 57 am 30 am 30 am 545am 4 15 pm r 33 pm Passengers tearing Chatt lent Koine Ga. 5 45 10 5 32 10 It 1 J4J 503 OJO 44 914 4 J OL 8 U 41 8 12 410 40 b 7; 0 740 300' 1- G 4S 200 I 1-J8 1 18 II Jo" _ Dei) II Aij SOUTH Lv At! tut! 1 20 pm lo Ofl TI Ar 2 oQ pm 12 a Ar L-jtfrnre 4 03 pm 1 40 a crt rt, jGdal. lyeicept Ar OpPllka-j 5 14 Ar Colun bs No 50 Duly ______ 4 -o im J20U1 6 lopm 40 pm 9 pm. OS am f> Ij i oO am Ar 7 2j pm ArPensacla 1 2j lr Uoblle 2 10 am Ar N Orlens 00 -i n j Ij an 0 la am 8 10 am J 00 TO bELMA SHKbVEPOKl Li Mont 5 8 GJ pin 7 10 00__pmj 9 am 5 tin it Sunday vNOrlena 8 lo pm pit v M D It I   am 4 M n 10 20 am 5 35 pm Leave Columbus Arrive Warm Springs Arrive Griffin Leave Griffin Central R E l oo pm 6 2J2pm 6 o5 pui 3 60 pm 8 n 00 pm 8 32 mn r, nn. In In Amve Atlanta Central K. E 5 40 pm 10 10 S Leave Gnffin G M. t, K R. I _ Pm g J? Amve McDonougu Cr 3L E.R. Arrive Atlanta T B.B. 835pm 9Iapm 10_25 pm Tram 50 carries Pullman Buffet sleeping caw between New and Atlanti, and PttUmas Buffet sleeping cars between Atlanta and Orleans Tram 51 carries Pullman Buffet be- tween New Orleans and Atlanta, and Atlanta NewYorlc. Trains 52 and 53 carry Pnllman BuStt Bleepinc car between Waahmctoa and Or leans. I fiDM. L. TYLER, R. R LCTZ, -l Manager frame Managen As, t. Gen Through coaca between Colnrabns and Atian5 via Qliffio on trains Nos 61 and CUSTOM JOSES, S. JP. IRON PENCE SIXTY STYLES FOX CEMETERY LAWN CATALOGUE TO RICE, ATLANTA. 64, LYON MOM ROC STS CH   

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