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The Slayer of Dawson and the Jury in the Case Koughly Handled by the Parsons —Criminal News of the Day.

Cnyarieston, 8. C., July 21.—[{Special.]— The parsons pitched into Murderer McDow today without gloves. At the Huguenot church, the oldest French Protestant church in the United States, onn the place of worship for two hundred years of the old cavaliers of Carolina, the Rev. Dr. Vedder preached a powerful sermon from Proverbs 17:15. Aliud- ing to the McDow verdict, he said:

Our city, so long and so worthily the pride of those whose birthplace itis, o: who have learned to loveand call it home—never more dear than

amid the calamities with which it was visited, nor more worthy of honor than from the spirit with which they were borne, and the strength with which the:r desolations were repaired, had already passed into popular literature cs the “city of disas- ter,’ when its crowning catastrophe came trom its hailofjustice. Whether or not the judgment there rendered was te@ehnically warranted—and it was reached, by some at least, of unimpeachable integ- rity, some at least, who might have been misiaken-- I think they were, but who would not knowingly be unjust or untrue, yet there can’t be a doubt thata very iarge aud influential portion of our community, aud well nigh our whole land, hoid it to have been there demonstrated that Charleston holds nothing more cheap than human life. that truth has Leen stricken down in what should bave been its very citadel; that one whose loss was a public calamity has been stealthily put to death under circumstances that sickcn the heart which hears the recital of them, whilst the wanton and worse than worthless “slayer” goes forth, not oniy uuscathed of penalty, but applauded by some as a well doer. This isthe verdict of a very extended and outspoken public sentiment.


At Grace Episcopal church, the fashionable church of the city, the Rev. Dr. Charles Colesworth Pinckney, who is first vice—presi- dent of the national society of the Cincinnati, preached from “Who so shed- 4dleth man’s blood,’

Life is far too owe inourland. It is sacrificed with a recklessness which would not be tolcrated in England, or any other civilized land, where God's law isknown. Theresult of the recent trial in this city seems to fall very tar shortof any cen- sure of homicide. Jt has tailed to condemn crime, to vindicaie God’s law, or to protect human life against the murderer's pistol. Tbata human Iffe has been taken by violence is an acknowledged fact; and the tribunals of justice have no word of ceusure for the deed. The slayer is restored to his place without condemnation of any sori, without fine, imprisonment or any legai disapproval of the wrong. The murder pollutesthe land beyond all other evil decds, and Jeavos an indelible stain in God's sight. Norcan this blood siain be obliteratcd until it be ‘‘washed out with the blood of him that shed it."’ Mcrey tothe murderer is crueity to the community. Eyery decd of violence, whether murder, manslaughter er mob law. becomes the seed of future crime uniess repressed by the majesty of the law.



A Reporied interview With Judge Kershaw About the Verdict.

CHarersron, 8. C., July 21.—[Snecial.}— The court has been lugged again into the Mc- Dow case. The Charleston Worid publishes this morning, at the instance of some of the white jurymenin the McDow case, what pur- ports to be an account of an interview with Judge Kershaw, who presided at the trial! and who notably ruled every point made in the trial of the case in favor of McDow’s counsel, The letier is signed by Dr. B. R. C. Todd, of Barnwell, and is as follows:

“Onthe 7th of July I camoon a car with my army friend, Judge Kershaw, going to Camden from Kingsville, and inquired of Judge Kershaw what he thought of the ver- dict in the McDow case, stating that he heard all of the evidence and perused all the facts. ‘Under the circumstances, if you had beena juror in the place of being the judge, what would have been your verdict?’ His answer was: ‘Doctor, I would have been compelled to have given the same verdict as that jury did.’

I immediately told a lady friend on the train the judge’s spinion on the case.’"" The World al SO says:

One of the jurymen stated yesterday that Judge Kershaw had expressed surprise at tbe verdict, be- cause he did not think the twelve men who com- posed the jury could all maintain their independ- ence of tllooughtin the face of the dificulties that td Tasca have to meet by following sucha cou

Nob “uly here but the McDow worshippers Leliev e this statement. On tho contrary, sev- eral gentlemen who met Kershaw after the trial say that the judge expressed considerable surprise at the verdict. He is reported as say- ing he thought that the best the jury could have done wouid have becn to bring in a ver- dict of manslaughter, Which in this state is murder in second degree. In the meantime the respectable element of the community ut- terly refuse to believe that Judge Kershaw made any such statement. Ife has been writ- ten to and asked to aitirm or deny Dr. Todd’s assertion.

McDow will appear again @n Monday night next. It seems that he is a member of the Washington Light Infantry, of Eutaw flag fame. The company meeison Monday night next, and his case will probably come up for consideration. It is said that he has a certain following in the ranks, and that there will be a lively discuzsion.


Hie Attends an Episcopal Church—A Stroll in the Afternoon.

Drerrark, Md., July 21.—President Har- rison heard a sermon today by Rey. E. D. Meade, Episconalian, on the duties of business men as Christians. A passing reference to politics by the preacher was to the effect that the employment of improper agencies in public affairs to counteract similar agencies was never justifiable.

The president and his father-in-law, Dr. Scott, remained communion. The president took a stroll in the afternoon with the family at the cottage.

Private Secretary Halford says the story about Mr. Harrison inviting a,physician with

~ Kilrain’s party, on the occasion of his first trip to Deerpark, to have a glass of wine, is a pure invention.

The president will take up public business Somorrow ; but no appointment 1s likely.

The Guthrie Convention Adjourned.

GuTuri£, Oklahoma, July 21.—The territo- rial convention adjourned yesterday until August 20th to give the ¢ ommittees an oppor- tunity towork. The proceedings were har- monious. Committees on organization, law, the judiciary, the legislature, ete., were ap- pointed. I[t was decided to divide the territory into twelve counties. Names recom- mended for two of the counties were Harrison aud Cicyeland.

4 Sadden Death in Chattanooga.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 21.—[Special. ]— ?.-b. Few, a well-known grocery man of this city and a prominent Grand Army man, dropped dead this afternoon at his residence here, from heart failure. He came to this city

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A Strange Story of the Abduction of a Child in South Carolina, |

Cotumnia, 8. C., July 21.—[Special.J—A somewhat romantic story is related from Flor- ence county. Twenty-four years ago, Sallie Hatchell, then a child of six, happened to visit her uncle Lazarus, who was then on the eve of departure for Miss‘ssippi. Lazarus conceived the idea of taking the motherless girl with him, and accomplished his purpose by leaving in the night time, sooner than he had previ- ously announced. Fora long time the father heard nothing of his child and had well nigh given her up for dead, when the news reached him of her abduciion by her uncle. She was well cared for and properly educated. Her one hardship was her separation from her father.

Ifer uncle resorted to everv device to keep.

her With him. The father was unable to re-

claim lis daughter, and corresponde a regular- y, but the watchful uncie kept the girl with him. At last, by dint of much saving and many cevice, Sallie managed to get together money enough to make the irip to Seuth Caro- lina, It required ingenuity to escape the uncie’s vigilance, but she did so, first apprisipg relatives in this state of her coming, but directing them to keep it from her father, lest the unele should thwart her plans and bring disappointment. Shereached home yesterday. The father did not recognize in the now hand- some woman the child who had gone from him so many years ago. Each were overcome. There was quite a company present at the very affecting meet and the people for many miles around are rejoicing over the lost

one’s return. NICE ITTLE KOMAN .CE.

Two of the Educational De! egates Altar.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21.—(Special.]— The educational convention did not pass with- out its bitof romance. Among the delegates were Professor J. M. Hubbard, A. M., presi- dent cf Stanford Female college of Kentucky, and Miss Mary F. McAnally, A. M., president of the Marion, Ala., Female seminary. The two have been acquainted for years and an at- tachment developed recently, which resulted in an agreement to unite their fortunes. Their plans were kept secret, however, until this morning at the Church of the Adven, ascore of spectaiors were assembled, and Dr. W. C. Gray united the pair in wedlock. Mrs. Bettie Allen, of Memphis, asister of the bride, was her attendant, -The bride is weli known in Tennessee educaticnal circles. She taught in the graded schools of Memphis, her native city, and conducted a school there which bore ler own name, and recently declined re—elec- tion tothe presidency of the Marion, Ala., seminary. She will be lady principal of the Stanford academy next year.


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The ‘irauge tcination of Capiuin Somers.

Somers Pornt, Pa., July 21.—Captain Will iam A Somers,a large property owner and resident here, was found in the woods last nigiit, insane. He has been taken into safe keeping by his relatives.

Last March a party of gypsy fortune— tellers cast their tents at Linwood, three miles from here, and Somers, with others, was induced to have his fortune told. Lis friends noticed that he frequented the place at vari- ous times afters and each time a liberal fee was given the gypsy. From that time he has appeared tobe another person. He begar to fear his most intimate friends, who sus- pected nothing until about six weeks ago, when he told several that the gypsy had told him that his relatives were going todo him harm so as to secure his property, and to thwart them he had deeded it all away to a Wesiey Gibbs, of Montgomery Square, Pa., and in consideration of the purchase money had taken a mortgage for the amount which no one could take from him. He also drew his balance from the bank, and, leavinga small amount with a friend, buried the bal- ance, where no one but himself knows, and he cannot be induced totecll. For several nights he has roamed the woods and when taken in charge by his brother-in-law, William Brad- dock, was in a most dilapidated condition. Hopes are entertained by his physician of his ultimate recov ery.

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of Consul Doc kery to America,

RALEIGH, N. C., July 21.—[Special.]—-O. Dockery, United States consul to Rio de neiro, left this state for Brazil today. In interview he said he had just left his home§ Richmond county, for Washington City. On twenty-seventh of this month he would leave the city of Newport News on the steamer ‘‘Fi- nanece’’ for Brazil. This steameris wail car- rier, and will nake stons at St. Thomas, Para, as ahara and other places, thence return to Rio

de Janeiro, when Coionel Dockery will land the i'nited States consul. Mr. Doekery spoke of the climate, saying that he understood that brazil was one of the finest climates in the world. The reason he is going now is because this season of the year is their midwinter. desires to avoid reaching there in sumimer. said that his son is to be vice-consul, and present closing out hislaw business and pet ing his. affairs in proper shape toleave. Mrs. Dockery will join her husbank some time next May.

Departure South

BITTEN BY A SHALK. A Young Englishman Bleeds to Death in Cumberland Sound. | JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 21.—Ed Roe, a young Englishman, while swimming in Cum- berland sound with fifteen other boys from Fernandina, was struck bya shark, which bit off the calf of one leg. Noe wastaken into a boat at once, but bled to death before medical assistance could be obtained. Thisis the first

instance known of ashark attacking a man in 4

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Trying to Set the Assig rament Aside.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21—[{Special.]—In the chancery court to-day The American Na- tional bank filed a bill against Pearce and Ryan and others for the purposeof rendering void ihe recent assignment. The bank alleges that Pearce and Ryan are indebted to it upon prom- issory notes aggregating $7,200 and interest, and also indorsers to the amount of $15,597.78. Two notes are partially secured by collaterals. The plaintiff asks that dotendants be required to fully explain the sale of stock to the father of C. 8. Pearce. Soon after the bill had been filed another bill of similar character was tiled by Charles Nelson. Nelson seeks to recover five hundred barrels of liquor sold to defend- ants, a partof which, it is claimed, has been sold to C. B. and C. D. Pearce.


A ‘Natur al Gas Tr ust.

Lia, Ohio, July~21.—There is a movement on foot looking to the consolidation of all nat— ural gas companie Sin the Ohio and Indiana fields and the formation of a trust. It is un- derstood that this arrangement has the sanc- tion of Calvin S. Brice, Oliver H. Payne and other Standard oj] magnates. They now own a rhajority of the stock of the companies in Ohio and Indiana, and will buy up the stock of the remaining independent companies.

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North Dakota’s Constitution. jismAncK, Dak., July 21.—The constitu

tional convention has been given a genuine surprise by the presentation of a complete con- stitution which will be considered during the

resent week. This constitution is said to iave becn prepared with great care, and after consultation with some of the ablest constitu- tional lawyers inthe union. It has the best provisions of the—various state constitutions

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e A Scoundrel Has a Bogus Marriage Cere- mony Perforneed—The Alabama Ven- detta--Cther Criminal News.

CLEVELAND, O.July 21.—A terrible tragedy occurred near Edgerton, Williams county, to- day on the farm of a man named Newman, whose dauchter had left her husband, Hiram Hoadiey, Jr., formerly a prominent county politician and a prosperous and respected citi- zen. Hoadley’s wife was seeking a di- vorce and this morning early he secreted himself near the farm house of his wife and killed her with a revolver as -she passed by to milk the cows. He then shot three times and instantly killed her father, who was attracted by the pistol shots. He pursued the mother anda sister of his wife aiso, but they escaping he returned to where his wife’s body was and killed himself.

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Miss Ada McCormick Has Made a Hundred Attempts to Take Her Life.

RocHEsTER, July 2i1.—Two attempts at snicide within half an hour is Miss Ada Mc- Cormick’s record, made in the police station early this morning. She is, doubtless, the most desperate female prisoner with whom the police authorities of this city have ever had to deal. She has been arrested repeatedly for street walking, and each time she has been locked up she has made persistent attempts to end her lifa. She has made a dozen attempts in a single night to hang herscif in her cell.

At1:15 a. 1a. today Patrolman Schwartz ar- rested her on Central avenue. She had searcely been lodged in a cell when she at- tempted to hang herself to the door with her handkerchief. She was cut down and promised to behave herseif. The turnkey and matron were- out of her sight a few moments when Ada set fire to her clothing, screaming at the

top of her voice as the ilames spread rapidly and began eating their way into the flesh. The call door was thrown 0 pen and Adarushed out, her clothes blazing about her. Captain Keith, Detective Lyne h and Turnk ey Struble has- tened to throw water upon the unfortunate woman, and after a time the flames were ex- tinguished.

Ada was placed on astretcher and taken to the City hospital. She was terribly burned about the lower part of the body. She groaned, and said over and over: ‘“‘God forgive me; IL done‘myself up this tinte.’’

She had deliberateiy applied a match to her underclothing in her mad determination to make an end of herself. The police officers say she has attempted suicide a hundred times, and with no sham about the atie:npts, either. She is lying in the City hospitat in a precari- ous condition, but the doctors think tonight she wuil survive,

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Iiow the Wife of a Desperate Man Savcd Kier Life.

. Lovis, July 21.—About two years ago far nes Sylva and Miss Buckalow, daughter of a well-known citizen of Wirkville, were mar ried, and removed to Keokuk, Iowa. About six months ago Sylva returned tothe parental roof, stating that her husband would not support her. Yesterday -she received a telegrain from Sylva saying he would be there today to kill the family. He kept his word, arriving this morning, and, going to his wife’s father’s house, he asked his wife:

‘Allie, will you return to me?”’

The young woman replied in “the negative, whereupon Sylva tired at*her and she fell. Thinking that hehad killed his wife, Sylva turned tha weapon upon himself and senta ball into his brain. Ile will die. Mrs. Sylva was not hurt.

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KR. A. Thompson Confesses That She Killed Her Husband.

NORFOLK, Voa., July 21.—Mrs. R. A, Thomp- son was arrested this morning for beating her husband over the head with a hatchet Tues- day afternoon at his residence in Atlantic City, so badly fracturing his skull by the blows that he is not expected to live. Mr. Thompson Bhs stubbornly refused to tell who- his assailant was, but this morning his wife confessed and was at-.once arrested. fer story is that her husband came homo drunk Tues- afternoon and very ugly. He ‘‘oussed’’ her and threatened to chastise her, and on acconnt of being displeased with his meal threw a plateac her and struck at her with a piece of scantling. To protect herself, sha says, she picked up a hatchet and struck him over the head with it several times. She Says it was a question of getting killed or pro- tecting herself, and she chose the latter course. The affair has attracted much attention here on account of the prominence of the parties concerned. To-day Thompson is better, but it thought he cannot live more than three or four days.

This morning Mrs. Thompson was given a hearing before a magistrate, and presented a appearance She was committed to

ail for ten days, and is now in sucha ner- Sine condition that she is considered insane. Her agonizing cries can be heard outside the

jail and much sy mp athy is expressed for her.



A Scoundrel Deceives a Young Lady and She Sues Him.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., July 21.—[{Special.]—A

wither novel suit was entered in the criminal court at Duriam yesterday. About a month ago a young man by the name of Joe Fraley married pales Bettie Hall, near Durham, or at least Fraley made Miss Hall believe she was his “tere wife. They lived together until Friday, when the fact became known that the marriage was bogus. Young Fraley drove Miss ilall some few miles into the country, where a bogus marriage was performed by some one whom the girl believed to be a min- ister. By thorough investigation Fraley’s das- tardly deed has been exposed and be has left for parts ubknown. Miss Hall has instituted legal proceedings against him, and if caught he will be prosecuted.

Killed His A Wife.

ASHLAND, Wis., July 21.—A brutal wife murder was committed one mile: north of Morse at 5 o’cloek yesterday afternoon. Jo- seph Flucks is forty years old and his victim was but eighteen. They had been married two weeks and were here till 2 o’clock, when they left on a train. A section foreman saw them after leaving Morse walking arm in arm.

A moment later he looked up the track and saw tbe man strike the woman several times. As he approached he the man timew the woman down and ambankment and escpaed to the woods. When he picked the body up life was extinct. She had been stabbed several times

7 F 7 -- AC Carving Mateh.

Ga., July 21.—[Special.]—At Watertown, seven miles from here, today, aay was a serious cutting affray between

Sam Tucker and Major Young, both colored. Tucker cut young several ti mes in the arm and body. He will die. Young was arrested and lodged in jail here this afternoon.

sshilisaitallictiaderhe ona Killed for His Fun.

CHEYENNE, Wy. T., July 21.—Joe Fried- man was grinding sausage at his meat market in Carbon yesterday when William Miller, an


employe of a rival establishment, entered. t


The visitor hinted that deceased canine en- tered largeiy into the mixture. (Friedman became crazy mad at once,and without any warning rushed upon Miller, and with both hands sank a big cleaver into his Frenzied at the sight of blvod, he con- tinued his assault until fe en fearful wounds had been inflicted, either of which would have proved fatal. Fricdiman boarded an outgoing ireight, but wasthrown from the train, cap- tured and cominiited to jail.


A Member of a Fresco- Painting Firm Disap- pears With All the Cash.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 19.—The_paper- hanging and fresco-painting firm of Williams & Wattson, located on Main street, has lost one of its members. The junior member of the firm, Alfred F. Wattson, collected on Tuesday upw ard of $2,000 of outstanding bills, in sums ranging from £700 to $160, and myste+

riously disappeared. His partner was cut of town, and on returning that night found Weattson gone, Althou; gh having more than 1,000 in his pocket on Tuesday. Wattson allowed three firm notes to go to protest and conducted himself so singularly as toexcitethe comment of his book- keeper. The day before, in a jocose way, he remarked that if he had $1,800 he would skip for Europe. and on Tuesday afternoon wished hisemployes good-bye, saying he was off to


Mr. Williams did not know the full extent of his loss until he visited the Safe Deposit and Trust company, where the firm deposite d, and learned that the d: iy of his departure Wattson had drawn nerly ev ery cent of the firin’s money. The missing man leaves a wife and daughter behind him. Another woman is believed to be mixed up in the case. Watt- son was prominent in musical circles, is thirty- one years old and good-looking. Ie has been traced as far as New York, whence it is be- lieved he sailed for Europe.

One of the jinn Capt ured. BigMINGHAM, Ala., Juiy 21.—/[Special.]— Two officers camein this afterncon from

Mud Creek, the scene of the Simpson-Howell feud, bringing Bud Franklin, one of the Simp- son party, who was arrested this morning. Franklin had been concealing Tom Simpson and was feeding him while he was hiding in the old gin-hcuse where he was killed. Franklin was onhiS way to the gin-hoaso with cg oe s breakfast when the shooting occurred Friday morning. The ofiicers sur- rounded the Franklin house this morning and being alone he surrendared without resistance. The other members of the Simpson faction are hiding in the woods at Redding Mines, six miles from this city.


Probable Lynching in Louisiana.

Cuinton, La., July 21.—Three of tie five negroes who murdered Pyratorion, a few months ago, were captured at Red Liver Junction and brought to Clinton today, and will be lynched tonight at the scene of the murder.

The pursuit of the Pitts murderer at Pan- therburn still continues, but persons arriving from that vicinity say that no more captures have been made.

THE WEATHER “AN D THE CROPS. A Bulletin of the Conditions ef the Crops of the Greet Agriculiurail Sections,

WASHINGTON, J uly 21.—The weather crop oulletin of the signal ofiice says that the week ending July yoth has been slightiy warmer than usualin states ,west of the Slississippi river aud in Mississippi Maryland; Delaware and portions of Penn. ylvania, V and Alabama.

About normal température south Atlantic states, Oljiio I Mississippi valleys, While the daily temper: ture in New Eng ane and the upper 1a ke re gion, including northern portions of Indiana, filinois, and Ohio, has avéraged about be low the mean for the week.

There been more


prevaiied in the and the upper

has than the average

amount of rainfall during the week generally,


nert hern States ihe only exceptions are in Minnesota, northern Wis- consin and east Dakota, where only {local Showers occurred. Lhe rainfall has been in excess in Georgia and some portions of Ala- baina, South Carolina and Texas, Ower the remaining portions of the southern states gen- erous rains occurred, though the amount W aS less than the average forthe wee k, except in Kentucky, West Virginia and the western portions of Virginia, where the rainfall was in excess.

Seasonable rains from January lto July 20 continue in excess from New York southward to Florida, and from Texas northward to the Missouri valley, alsoin northern Illinois and eastern Wisconsin. Over the greater part of the cotton region and the prince ipal corn pro- ducing states, the rainfallfor the season gen- erally exceeds 80 per cent of the normal. In Minnesota and Dakota the weather was fav or- able for growing crops and for harvesting, which is in progress as far north as ecntral Minnesota.

Throughout the principal corn producing states from Ohio wesi to Nebraska the weather was Pap ynge J favorable to the crop whicl: is repofted in excellent eondition, but excessive rains cause damage to wheat and oats, and in- terrupt harvesting in some localities.

In the southwest, including Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, the excess of sunshine and light showers proved very favorable to all growing crops, and cotton is reported as much im- proved.

hentucky reports the tobacco crop improv: ing under the favorable weather of the week that the harvesting of a good crop of oats is it progress and that corn was neyer in better condition.

In Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama ex- cessiv’ .ains have caused some damage to cotton, Which is greatly in need of culture. In middle Tennessee wheat was damaged, and tobacco is growing well. The weather was unfavorable for farm work.

in the south Atlantic states and Virginia the weather was especially favorable for ail grow ing crops, and the prospects are excellent.

The Rice Crop.

Nrw York, July 21.—Dan Talmage’s Son’s rice circular, issued Saturday last, says, re- specting the Louisiana rice crop, that heavy rains and high water in the Mississippi river are doing wonders, especi: lly for late plant- ings. It is conceded the outcome is likely to be six or seven hundred, thousand sacks. If the present weather continues, the crop 1s likely to be the largest ever produced in that


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A Railroad Appointment -A Lively Wedding —An Irate Fathér.

RALEIGH, N. C., T. W. Whistnuant, for many years roadmaster of the western division of the Carolina Central railroad, has been promoted to tho sujerinten- dency of that road to fill the vacancy caused by

July 21.—[Special.!|—Mr.

the death of Colonel L, C. Joues, late-superin- |


The Baptist Orphanage association will meet at Thomasville on July J0th, 1859, at which time there will be delivered an interesting programme; a serinon by Kev. J. S, Harda- way, of Oxford. The laying of the cCoruer sione of the new building will takepiace. An address will be delivered by Key. J. W. Carter, D. 1)., of Raleigh.

A liveiy occurrence is reported from Cres- well, Washington county. A day or two since Justice Howell was called upon at 11 ty m. to marry acouple. They came to his oftice when he was ready to retire, and as they be in a hurry, he went out in his shirt sleeves and inade them man and wife. They imme- diately left for home, and when about one nile from town they met the irate father of the bride, who had started to iook for his daughter. Heat once began to give the bride athrashing. The groom tried to protect her, and during the melee a pistol was fired. The bride and groom took tothe bushes and the father came to town and called up a justice, demanding a warrant for the groom for an as- sault with deadly weapons. night when the warrant was issued. day at 10 0’clock Benjamin Hill, the groom, was arraigned for trial, was found guilty and required to give bail for his appearance at court.

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JOHN HALLER EXECUTES HIS TRUST An O)d Miscr Dies in a Hospital and Leavesa Package in Charge of His Only Friend —Two Brothers Made Rich.


From the Philadelphia Press.

New York, July 19.—John A. Haller, who Was once a doctor, has of late earned his living by buying things at auction to sell to chance dealers in the country. Eleven years ago he met an‘eccentric man who said his name was Leonard Coe. Both were living im rooms at the New England hotel, at 50 Bowery.

Coe impressed Haller with the extent of his knowlege in medicine, law and arts. Coe.ap- peared desperately poor and did not seem to have any business. He told Haller that he had studied law and medicine both, but given them up, and Haller called him Dr. Coe, by which nume he became generally known. He was never seen in new clothes during thoir eleven years’ acquaintance and was always ragged and slovenly. He went out every day ant dg ‘en-

er: ally brought back odd th ing she had picked up in the streets. These he stored in his room till it became a euriosity shop. The stuff in the room was dusty and did not tempt anyone io examine it. Hie had hatge piles of newspa- per clippings and used to be found reading most of thetime. He was a womuan-hater and too cranky in his manner and tramp-like in habits and appearance to mako friends among men. a A MYSTRRIOUS PACKAGES )-

Coe paid his rent promptly and - spent a few cents éach day for food.. No oné knew or eared where he got his money. Healways car- ried around with him a brown paper package. This sometimes caused comment, but as the old man was so odd anyway as to win the name of “C razy Len,’’ it was concluded that the package ¢ ontained only old newspapers. {fn June the old man was taken sick and called Haller to him. He produced the brown paper pare el that he had carried with him on bis walks for so many years and asked him to take care of it, but not toopenit. Haller promised aud took the package.

Coe was sent to Bellevue hospital. On June 15 he sent for Haller to come to the hospital. Iie took the hand of bis only friend for-cieven years, and said: ‘“‘l am going to die. My name is not Leonard Coe, though you have thought soall these years. I am John A, Baer.’ Then he told Haller he had two brothers in Lancaster, Pa.. towhom he wanted to leave bis possessions. He madea will and named Haller as his executor and told him not to open the brown paper package till afier he was dead.


Coe died next day. package. It contained $24,500 in The bills were old and a litte worn. - They clung together, retaining the shape of the package tliev bh ad been in for so man and had the indentations of the strings bound the package.

When Coe made Haller his handed him a half sieet of paper upon was scrawled the statement that his e were to be divided betwe« n his brothers, Chris- tian and Reuben Baer, and that Haller, as ex- ecutor, should get his fees out of the.estate.

Haller was the on'y man inthe worid who knew of the existence of the money or that Leonard Coe was Jolin A. Bax r. i see Titus & Dowliug, Jaw) yers, abou said this will was cood , aD 4d at his re: filed it for probate. tialler erecta to brothers at Lancaster, whe ordered the sent home fol burial. On Thursday the will was probated. Cneof the brothers came on and promised Ifaller that he would be remem- bered for his kindness totheir brother and his honesty in addition to his fees of $440 as exec- utor.

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of the herm: t’s papers he had was a graduate of Yale college. He was (4 years old. He taught school in Lancaster while a young man, and studicd both law and medicine. He then jeincd his brothers as equal partner in a printing business, Which once Was well Known from the widespread publication of their Baer’s Annual Almanac. fe couldn't stick at anything permanently, and in 1868 withdrew from the firm in‘consid- eration of $10,000 in cash. For ten years he tried many things, turning up at various times at Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Cumber- land, Md. He seemingly prospered, for he had $30,600 when he came to New York eleven years ago. Upon coming here he sank his identity forsome unexplained reason under the name of Leonard Coe, and began the squalid, tramp-like life whic h he lived until his death. His brothers thought him dead long ago, buthe kept himself akaceeel through thenewspapers of the drift of matters at home.

Executor Halier.says that papers show that since he cameto New York he wrote toseveral law schools, seemingly with the purpose of re- newing the study of law.


HERE'S A YARN FROM JER An Old Lady Dines off “Gok 1 and Silver Livesin a Lonely Old House. NEW DRUNSWICK, Nia, os July 21.—A hermit has just been discovered living on the banks of the Raritan river bnt a few mules from this city. The hermit is a@ woman upward) of eichty years of and lives alone with an old seryant in asecluded mansion in the weods. She is reported to be very wealthy, and al though of ene rooms in the house are never use’ , they are handsomely furnished. The he a then to her room and has not looked on a liuman face but thatof the old servant for thirty years.

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Thirty-three! years ago she was disappointed in love, and althoug! arciening belle and heiress,she wi ithdee: Ww from all soeiety.

Her meals are served to her on ver dishes, and she still possesses the fine dresses and jew elry of her bygone days. She has never slept in a bed since her dis: appoint mentin love. The old woman spends her time in reading the thousands of old musty voluines in the book cases in herroom. She is the last survivor of an old family and re- fuses to hold intercourse with anyone. She has twenty-eight cats, fifteen dogs and a goat, which she feeds on the choicest viands, and when any of her pets die, she orders that they be buried in expensive cotlins by an under- taker, and her wishes are faithfully carried out by the old servant.

Her jewels are kept in a curious iron bound box in her room. Her estate is also large, and is looked after by a promiuent lawyer, who transacts all her business with the servant only, who is as great a mystery as her mistress. The place is thought to be haunted, by tho ignorant, who shun if. There are people, how- ever, Wid Say that they have seen the old ser- vant digging the woods at night by the light of alantern,and this fact, they think, has giuen rise to the ghost stories. A large amount of money and valuables are said to be buried in the woods surrounding the old hou The hermit’s name is Merritt.

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A Barge Burned.

Soutn Haven, Mich., July 21.—The steam barge J. P. Farnam, Captain L. G. Vosburg, owned in Cleveland, caught fire aft yesterday afternoon, andthe flames spread so rapidly that it was impossible to get out the boats. The mate was severely In ined in making an attempt. A frail raft was hastily improvised, and a cr ow of cleven and the captain and his vife put off in it. A patrolman of a lifesaving station twenty miles away discovered the fire, and the steamer Glenn, with a lighthouse crew, steamed out tothe burning wreck, and rescued the persons on the raft, who were in imminent danger.

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New York, July 21.—The stable and car- riage storage place of Moses Weill, on East Eleventh street, burned this morning with one hundred and twenty-five horses and fifty carriages ; loss 345,00.


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How the Irish Leader 1 Wa? f Welcomed -For- elgn News Genera‘’y.

Lonpon, July 21.—Edinburg ha* prononne- ed Charles Stuart Parnell not guilty Without Waiting for the judgment of the special com- mission, and has emphasized the verdici by giving him a reception unequalled by that sh@y has given any living man with the exception of Mr. Gladstone.

Thirty thousand Scotchmen welcomed him on Cotton Hiil Friday, the day of his arrival, and at night he was tremendously cheered at the meeting which he attended in the Grass Market under the shadow of St. Giles.

The ceremony of the conferring of th e free- dom of the city by the corporation todzy, was not of the usual pe rfanectory character. The resolution to grant the honor had been a sub- ject of contention. Cpposition was shown by the conservative mem-- bers, and there was a series of lively debates, in which the -matter was thoroughly sifted, and Mr. Parnell may be said to have gone through anothertrial. In the end theresolution was contirmed and adopted by a streng majority, although all through the provost was against it.

Such a vote from long-headed, hard- head ed and monumental Scotchmen, who cer- tainly have no prejudices in tavor of Irish- men, Was a victosy and vindication for Par- nell, and the fervor which apimated the pro- ceedings today showed that the members of the corporation wanted him to so under- stand it.