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Friday, September 29, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, January 8, 1879


Frightful Mortality.
Lowville, N. Y., Jan 8. A very fatal disease has broken out at Martinsburg, near here. At first it was thought to be diphtheria or scarlet rash, but it is now called black tongue. A few days ago four of Edward William's children died and were buried in one grave. Three more of the same family have since died. Today a young man named Millard, saged seventeen, after a few hour's sickness died, and many more are lingering on the point of death. The people in that section are almost panic stricken.
Death of a New Jersey Judge.
Washington, N. J., Jan. 8. Judge Joseph Vleit died yesterday morning at his residence, in this place, from injuries received by a fall several weeks ago. The injuries were not thought to be of a serious nature at the time. Judge Vleit was a man well known throughtout northern New jJrsey, and was appointed to the law judgeship of the county at the expiration of Judge Sherrerd's term. He always did his duty without fear, was a gentleman of the old school, and was highly respected by all who knew him.
Burned to Death.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 8. Jacob Ira was employed as a wiper on the Dubuque and Southwestern railroad. He was standing on his engine near the furnace warming himself, when his clothes, which were soaked with grease and oil, became ignited. He was not aware of the fact and had occasion to go out. The instant he did so the wind fanned his smoldering garments into a flame, and he was enveloped in a sheet of flame. He began to run and scream for help. Assistance came, but not in time to save his life.
Died in a Sleigh.
Danville, Pa., Jan. 8. David W. Frymire, in company with A. O. Sparr, both citizens of this place, started yesterday morning with a horse and sleigh to drive to Pottsville. When near Bear Gap, Northumberland County, Frymire was taken suddenly ill and died almost iimmediately. The verdict of the coroner's jury was death from apoplexy. Frymire was in excellent health up to the time of his death. he was thirty-six years of age, and leaves a wife and three children.
The Late Noah Gill.
His Funeral Today-Floral Tributes from Friends.
The funeral of the late Noah Gill took place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The services were held at the family residence, No. 312 North Broadway, and were conducted by Rev. J. P. Wilson of the M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. Uriel Graves, Independent Lutheran, and G. G. Baker, M. E. Church.
A large number of prominent citizens were present among them Hon. John L. Thomas, Collector of the Port; Deputy Collector Captain Burchinall and Deputy Surveyor James T. Caulk.
The remains were enclosed in a handsome black cloth casket, bearing a silver plate with the inscription,
"Noah Gill; born August 14th, 1823; died January 5th, 1879."
The pall bearers were Messrs. D. Pinkney West, James Bond, Sr., James Bond, Jr., W. W. Post, Stephen R. Mason, James S. Lowry, Edward Mason and Captain Edward Biddleman.
Many floral tributes were sent by the friends of the deceased, among them an anchor and pillow from the Custom House night inspector's department, mound, from Internal Revenue Department, and pillow with the words, "At Rest," from the children.
The interment was made in Baltimore.
Beheaded in a Quarrel.
Cynthiana, Ky., Jan. 8. John Downard and William Fisher, living near Horner's Millil, in this county, had some trouble last Monday about a few apples, when Fisher seized an axe and cut Downard's head off.
Found Dead.
Quebec, Jan 8. A middle-aged bachelor of St. Antoine de Tilly, named Maxime Labonte, who lived along and led an exemplary life, not having been seen about for some days, the neighbor broke in the door of his house, when a terrible spectacle met their gaze. Labonte sat dead in his chair, life having evidently left him several days before. The flesh of his face and portions of his body had been gnawed off by two cats, which had been confined in the house and found no other means of appeasing their appetite.
Old Church Burned.
New Brunswick, N. J., Jan. 8. The Reformed Church at Franklin Park, N. J., was destroyed by fire originating in an over heated stove Tuesday evening. A thousand dollar organ had been put in on Monday. The building was about 75 years old and was one of the largest and finest country churches in the state. Insurance, $7,000.
Extreme Illness of Well Known Citzens.
The condition of M. J. Kelley, Esq., remains as hopeless as it was yesterday, and his life is still desparied of by his physicians.
Bishop Whittingham's condition has sustained no change.
Mr. W. F. Hysore, druggist, Carey Street and Edmondson Avenue, is still in a precarious condition.
Funeral of Mrs. Carr.
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Davis Carr, wife of Gen. R. h. Carr, who died yesterday of an affection of the throat, will take place tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock from No. 89 St. Paul Street, She was the daughter of the late William Saunders, of Annapolis. Benevolence was a prominent trait in her character, and she has numerous testimonials from Confederate prisoners, whom she aided during the late war.
Locked Up With Her Babes.
How Mrs. Wittig Tried to Cure Mr. Deitrick of Drunkeness and the Sequel Thereto.
A case of embrassing and somewhat distressing circumstances was up before Justice Farlow this morning. It was that of a woman named Mrs. Elizabeth Wittig, charged with assaulting Mrs. Louisa Deitrick on the 7th instant with a stick.
It appears that both woman are residents of the same house, No. 188 South Caroline Street. The accused stated in defense that Mrs. Deitrick, who is advanced in years, was in the habit of begging money and spending it for liquor which she drank and became intoxicated.
"Well," said the justice, "is this woman related to you?"
"No, sir, but I don't like to see her disgrace herself by getting drunk."
"But, by what right do you take it upon yourself to beat her?"
"Well-I-I wanted to cure her-and-as she wouldn't take advice I thought that was the best way to do it."
"Your philanthropy is commendable, but you should have employed gentler means to bring her around. You committed in default of bail to answer the charge in court. Put her back, Henry."
Then came the embrassing part of the program. Mrs. Wittig had brought with her two children, the elder about three years old, and the other in arms. These she insisted upon taking with her to the cell, and she vowed, if she be sent to jail, the children should accompany her. There was no alternative but to put her back, where she lingers for some one to become her security.
A Wedding and a Funeral.
A dispatch to the NEWS from Aberdeen, Harford County says: Information has just been received here of the freezing to death, on Friday night of Edward Gilbert, son of Charles Gilbert, a resident of Bush River Neck, about fifteen miles from here. It is a most distressing case, as it was during the celebration of his brother's marriage on the evening that young Gilbert lost his life.
After the ceremony had been performed Edward was sent to the store of McHenry, about a mile from his father's house, for cigars, and when he returned complained very much of the cold, but started out again immediately on some errand known only to himself and never returned alive. He was missed late in the night and a search was made for him with lanterns, but unvailingly, although the searchers must have passed within six feet of where he lay. He was found the next morning about 7 o'clock laying on his face in a small creek which runs throught the place, and frozen stiff. A short distance from his father's house a fence runs along the bank of this creek, and it is supposed, from a rail found broken in the fence that in attempting to get over the fence the rail broke with him and threw him forward on his face down the bank into the creek, and so stunned him that he did not recover consciousness. His death is much regretted by all his friends. He was but twenty-one years of age, and universally liked and respected by all his neighbors. His family are almost wild with grief and at his funeral on Sunday, it was almost more than they could bear.
In Need of Assistance.
Mrs. Seabore, living on Harrison Street, near McDonald, Canton, is reported by the police of the Eastern District as being in a very destitute condition. She is confined to her bed with sickness and has an infant dependant upon her.
The police of the Southern District report the family of William Boswell, living at 174 Burgundy Alley, in a starving condition. The Boswell family consists of Mr. Boswell and his wife and three young children. Both Mr. and Mrs. Boswell are sick and for some time past he has been out of employment and his family are now suffering fro the necessaries of life.
Making a Thief of His Child.
Distressing Details of a Father's Depravity-Nellie Stoddar's Sad Story.
A bright little girl, in the elventh year of her age, appeared in the Northwestern police station this morning, in charge of Mr. Palmer the agent of the Henry Watson Children's Aid Society. She was without a home, and on that account the agent asked for a committal of the girl to the care of the society he represented.
The child, Nellie Stoddard by name was one year ago committed to the care of Mrs. Lucy Hook, of Ann Arundel County, as her mother had been dead about four years.
Mrs. Hook took a fancy to the little motherless child, and urged Nellie's father to sign an agreement by which she should have possession of the child by adoption. The father consented and the agreement was drawn up, but never received the signature of Mr. Stoddard.
Nellie received occasional visits from her father, but instead of those visits being productive of good, they wrought great harm to the little girl. At the solicitation of her father, she stole twelve dollars from her adopted mother and gave it to her father.
The money was missed and when Nellie was confronted with the accusation of having stolen it, she acknowledged that she had done so, and told the part her father had played as an instigator and accessory.
Other visits were paid to the little girl by the father, who bade his daughter steal all the money she could and save it for him. The little girl did as her father ordered and only recently a small sum of money was found concealed in the hem of one of her garments.
Mrs. Hook seeing that the child had fallen a victim to intentions of the father, endeavored to have the latter arrested, but he was nowhere to be found, and it is thought that he is a sort of tramp, preying on the community for a living.
He was much given to drink, so the young girl said, and she remembers that when her mother was living the father used to come home intoxicated. Mrs. Hook was sorry to part with her little protege, but it could not be helped under the ccircumstances and Nellie was sent by Justice Peters to the care of the Watson Aid Society.
Not Under the Ice.
Frederick Koethe Turns Up Alive and Well this Morning.
Frederick W. Koethe, the would-be-supposed suicide, who thought to frighten his relative and friends by making it appear that he had committed suicide by cutting a hole in the ice at Spring Gardens, has, as was predicted at the time in the NEWS, turned up.
This morning Koethe walked into the house of one of his relatives, doubtless thinking that his silly act had been appreciated as a first-class joke. But he was doomed to disappointment, as his former conduct in life had been such as to make it a matter of indifference to his friends whether the suicide was aufait accompli, or not, and when he made his appearance this morning he was inconveniently hustled out.
His next objective points were the residences of two other relatives, but at each of these places he was recived in about the same manner as he was in the first instance and forbid ever entering the doors.
By the time Koethe made his last call he became convinced that the little side scene he had gotten up for a small amount of cheap notoriety had not proved as successful as he anticipated it would, and he left considerably crestfallen, doubtless for another tramp, as tramping is said to be his normal condition.
Fighting About aDog.
Desperate Encounter Between Colored Men on Greenwillow Street.
In the absence of Justice Thomas, Justice Peters sat on the magisterial bench at the Northwestern station yesterday afternoon and committed Isaac Mack, a colored man, for the action of the Criminal Court on the charge of making a desperate assault on Joseph Cornish, an old colored man, and his son William. The dispute orginated about a dog belonging to young Cornish, which Mack had the temerity to kick.
The piteous howl of the dog aroused the sympathies of Cornish, who expostulated with Mack, from whom he received very little satisfaction. A quarrel ensued and a desperate hand-to-hand conflict took place between the men on Greenwillow Street near Pennsylvania Avenue. Mack was badly beaten about the face, but he seemed to have the better of his opponent, in whose left hand he left the deep impression of his teeth. The combatants were separated by Cornish, the father, amd Mack took his leave.
He returned, however, shortly, and with a club, something similar to a baseball bat, near the end of which was a nail. With this he dealt Joseph Cornish a heavy blow, driving the nail about two inches into the fleshy part of his arm. He held the murderous weapon poised for a second blow, but his arm was arrested by the bystanders, and he was taken to the station house by Sergeant Schultz. Justice Peters committed him for the action of the Criminal Court, and released William Cornish on bail to keep the peace.
Express Drivers Fighting.
William H. Aeston and Christopher Rose, two drivers of express wagons became involed in a quarrel this morning on Holliday Street, near Baltimore Street and the quarrel culminated in a fight.
While they were fighting, John P. Aeston a brother of William, appeared on the scene and immediately went to the assistance of his brother.
Seizing his whip he dealt Rose a blow on the back of the head, which cut a severe gash and knocked him out of time.
At this juncture Sergeant Rheinhardt hove in sight and arrested the other beligerents.
Justice Johns committed all indefault of bail for court.
Death Hastened by Fright.
A child of David Clemmer of Barto Station, Pa., Colebrookdale Branch of the Reading Road, is said to have been frightened to death on Tuesday night last by New Year callers. The child was very low of diptheria. A party of New Year callers arrived at a neighbor's house, close by. At the first report of the gun it is said that the child was so frightened that it was fairly lifted up in its bed, and when the guns had all been discharged the child had died. This is the fourth child that Mr. Clemmer lost in a short time. The other three were also victims of diptheria. So writes correspondned J. G. L., of Longswamp.
Postmaster Murdered.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 8. Robert Mahone, postmaster at Beckley's Station, was murdered yesterday by an unknown party. The instrument used was a hatchet.
Epilepsy and Insanity.
( Pall Mall Gazette.)
At the last meeting of the Islington board of guardians the case of two young women confined among the imbeciles in the Banstead Asylum was brought under consideration. These two women, it seems, are not imbeciles or insane, but have occassional epileptic fits. One of the guardians said that when he visited the asylum, both of them appeared to be thoroughy well, and the medical officer admitted they they were so with the exception of their liability to epileptic fits at times.
It seemed a hard case, he added, that two young women in good health as they were should be kept year after year among some of the most distressing cases of insanity simply because they were subject to occasional fits. It was urged, on the other hand, that one of the two women was, according to the medical offer, not only epipeptic but "dangerous to herself," and that consequently it would be better to let the matter rest as it was.
After some discussion the subject dropped. It involves, however, a question of some importance-namely whether under any circumstance the association of epileptic and insane persons is justifable. Epilepsy is not insanity and it surely cnnot be for the advantage, even if it is not prejudicial to patients of their class to witness each other's afflicition.
Death of a Congressman.
Washington, Jan. 8. Hon. Julian Hartridge, representing the First Congressional District, of Georgia, who has been lying ill for several days past, died in this city this morning of pneumonia.
Associate Justice Hunt still lies in a critical condition, there being no change for the better since last night.
An Iron Firm's Failure.
St. Louis, Jan. 8. Spooner & Collins, carwheel and pig iron dealers, of this city, made an assignment yesterday to Charles F. Joy, of the law firm of Harris & Joy. Nothing is yet known regarding their liabilities and assets.
A Female Danite.
Henry Worn has been chased half over the country, says the Chicago Inter-Ocean, by a young woman who wants to marry him, and he's almost worn out. Her name is Anna Morris, and she is a woman of pluck, who endeavors to enforce her wishes at the point of a pistol.
Seven years ago Worn met Anna in San Francisco; she was nineteen years old, had black eyes and blonde hair, boarded at 24 Downer Street and captured Henry's heart. He was in easy circumstnce, courted her two years, arranged to get married, lavished about $7,000 on her, and then found out she was false, awfully false.Then he went to New York, Buffalo, Cleveland, Louisville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Oshkosh, but Ann still pursued him, and hunted him out again. Awhile back he came here, and opened a turnery on the corner of State and Twenty-second Street.
Thursday morning his heart sank when he found her standing on the steps of the post office when he went to get his mail. She smiled sweetly, and said she wanted him to marry her; would give him ten days to think about it, and if he didn't come to time she'd have his gore. Then they parted.
At three o'cock that afternoon they met outside the Sherman Hosue. She spoke again. He said he was not matrimonialty inclined, and then she drew a revolver and held it up so that he could look down the barrel. He seized her arm and she d ropped the weapon, but picked up up again and made off. Worn says has had enough of this thing now, and will have the female Danile arrested if she shows up again.
Local Lines.
Several member of the Modjeska party are registered at the Gibbon's Hotel.
John Friesner, charged with assaulting his wife Magdelana, was committed for court this morning by Justice Farlow.
In the Orphans' Court today letters of administration were granted on the estate of Mary Ashe to Richard J. Scott and on the estate of Charles Ashe to the same Georgianna Scott.
Condensed News.
The jewelry store of Rauth & Son, No. 168 Bowery, N. Y. was robbed of $3,000 worth of silverware and jewelry night before last.
Henry Hartman, brakeman of the Louisville and St. Louis Railroad was knocked from a car while crossing a bridge today and fatally injured.
AT. A. T. Stewart's Tenth Street store, New York, a young man named Thomas Dillon, yesterday lost his life through carelessness in riding on an elevator.
S. T. Appolonis and Walter J. Morris appeared before the Pilot Commissioners of New York yesterday with drawings and a proposed plan for disposing of the ashes, garbage and street sweeping of the city in a cremationg furnace.
About seven o'clock this morning Officer Hayes found the body of a dead female colored infant on a lot in the rear of Benson's Foundry, East Monument Street. It was taken to the Middle Station and Coronor Walker was notified.
It has been announced that Senor Zamacona, who had tendered his resignation as Mexican minister to the United States has, at the urgent request of all the members of the cabinet and other prominent public men, withdrawn his resignation and would remain in the United States for present.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, January 8, 1879


WESLEY-DESHIELD. On September 15, 1878, by Rev. Joseph Sutton, ISAIAH WESLEY, of Baltimore, to Miss MARCERLEAN DESHIELD, of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland.

HURTT-POOL. On January 1, by Rev. David J. Beale, HAMILTON C. HURTT to ANGELINE, onl daughter of George T. Pool, all of this city.

ROBINSON-RULEY. On 6th January, by Rev. David J. Beale, WILLIAM H. ROBINSON of Kent County, and Miss MARY KATE RULEY, of Baltimore.


CARR. Fell asleep in the Lord Jesus, SARAH DAVIS, wife of General Robert H. Carr, on Tuesday, the 7th instant. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the burial service at her late residence, No. 89 St. Paul Street, at 2 o'clock p. m. Thursday.

GEBLACH. On 7th of January, CHRISTIAN GERLACH, in the 31st year of his age, beloved husband of Mary Gerlach and son-in-law of John and Kate E. Fenge.

GAGEL. On January 7th, ANDREW GAGEL.

HAIN. On January 7th, BENJAMIN J. HAIN, in the 48th year of his age.

MURDOCH. Suddenly, on January 7, ALEXANDER MURDOCH, in the 78th year of his age.

WHEAT, On 7th of January, J. J. WHEAT, in the 69th year of his age.

BLACK. On January 6, ELIZA J. BLACK, in the 27th year of her age.


A Furious Cat Attacks a Lady.
(From the Wilmington (N. C.) Sun, Jan. 4)
Yesterday morning as two ladies were preparing their toilet an accident of perhaps a serious nature occurred. The elder lady was sitting with a large cat at her feet. Suddenly, without warning the animal seized one of the legs of the lady and tore the flesh with its teeth and claws. Before the younger lady, her daughter, could come to her assistance the wounds inflicted by the cat were many and painful. The young lady took hold of the little enraged beast and pulled it quickly away.
The cat, infuriated to tigerish anger, then sprang at her, its tail swollen as large as a human arm, and scratched her, besides badly tearing her dress. A neighboring gentleman was appealed to for help, and by the aid of the young lady's tight grip on the cat's neck and dumb-bell in the hands of the gentleman, the furious creature was killed. A physician was called to dress the wounds of the elder lady, who is afflicted with erysipelas in the lacerated limb, and whose safety is a matter of anxiety.
Divocred at Seventy-Three.
(Cincinnati Sun, Jan. 5.)
Judge Johnson yesterday morning decided the case of Buckner Robinson against Hannah J. Robinson. Robinson is severnty-three years old and married his last wife after having been a widower nine months. The parties met at a Methodist Church and it appeared to be a case of love at first sight. After marriage, however, a change come o'er the spirit of their dream.
Mrs. Robinson discovered that the worldly good with which her leige lord had her endowed, as she fondly imagined, in reality belonged to his children, whereupon she uncermoniously left him to fight life's battles alone, and refused ever after to return and share his joys and sorrows. After three years of willful absence the old man sued for and obtained a divorce, the court remarking that he was sorry he could not make the decree so that Robinson could not marry again without his children's consent, as he thought the man needed a guardian.
Guetig, the Indiana murderer, catching a mouse in his cell tortured it to death.
A Lincoln, Ill. man says the present snow fall there is the deepest since 1838.
A Jerseyville, Ill., lad who tried to lick snow off the iron fence lost his tongue tip.
Buffalo Bill, has made $135,000 on the stage and put it mostly in Kansas cattle.
The brothers of Ketchum, who was burnt at the stake in Nebraska, are bent on revenge.
Returning from Congressman Douglass's funeral, the horses drawing the hearse jumped from a ferry goat into the Pamunky and were drowned.
To Messrs. Schurz and Sheridan-Let there be no scalp talking gentlemen. Let this war be conducted on civilized principles, even if both are killed. Buff. Exp.
Jack Reynolds, the murder, lived just long enough to realize that hanging was not played out in New York, as he so sanguinly boasted during his trial, and Hunter the Camden criminal is now unpleasantly convinced of the potency of Jersey justice. He left no stone unturned at first to save his neck from the halter, and acted all along as if he expected mercy from the court. Now that the dread day of execution is approaching, however, he seems to have abondoned hope and lets his prayers keep time with the hammering of the workmen's tooks upon the gallows.
W. N. Castle, the defaulting city clerk of Astoria, Oregon, saved the courts the trouble of a trial and the state the expense of paying his board, by blowing out his brains at the monment of arrest.
There is doubtless some consolation to the victim of a robbery, in the thought that the thieves did their work in a business like manner, and with sufficient boldness to make the case interesting. For instance H. Goldsmith, jeweler, of Chicago, no doubt preferred to have two men drive up to his door in an handsome cutter, smash his window, each grab a tray of dimond rings and drive off before a street full of people, to having them sneak in the back way some night and blow open his safe and run of with its valuable contents. There is something startling, almost romantic, in the former procedure which the latter does not possess, and the loser feels compensates his loss in a measure, by the novelty of the robbery and the importance attached to it thereby. If anybody robs us we hope they will come in a six-horse sleigh with bells jingling and horses prancing, and create a little excitement for the children in the neighborhood, as well as to let us know something about it, for we should like to be home to see that everythig passed of nicely. Not that we would interfere, on! no, but just to be on hand in case they should want any help-the police we mean.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, January 7, 1879


Found in the Falls.
Officer J. E. Riley this morning found the body of a white male infant in the Falls, at the intersection of Center Street. He placed it in a box and took it to the Middle Station. Cororner Walter notified.

Mrs. John Bright's Good Fortune.
(From the Missouri Republican.)
Four days ago the law firm of Lay & Belch of Jefferson City, received from Mr. Henry E. Fales of Boston a communication making inquiry for "Ellen Finnelly," the wife of John Bright, who was last heard of as living in that city about six years ago. The communication further said that Mr. John Bright was a mechanis and married "Ellen Finnelly" in Philadeliphia about ten years ago, and that the father of Ellen had lately died near New York, leaving $75,000 of which she is the only legal heir.
The facts as we heard from Mr. Belch are these: While Mrs. Bright was yet a girl her father's family, then living in Ireland was broken up in removing to this country. A sister and herself were the only children. The sister has since died. Her mother lived near Boston, and her father settled near New York where he amassed a fortunre of $75,000, and recently died. A brief conference was had by Mr. Bright with his wife's attorneys and it was decided that he should at once go to New York and protect his wife's interests.

A Baltimorean Killed in Texas.
Marshal Gay this morning received a portal card from Denison, Texas, announcing that a young man named J. F. Dyer, a brakeman o the Houston and Texas Central Railroad had been killed by accident on that road.
In one of his pockets was found a card with the address of J. F. Dyer, of Baltimore, Maryland. He had no friends in Texas, and the authorities there wish his friends elsewhere to be notified.
A young man named J. F. Dyer, a former student at St. John's Academy, Alexandria, Virginia and at one time clerk of the American House in this city, is supposed to have been the person.

Funeral of Mr. Samuel Hart.
The funeral of Mr. Samuel Hart who died suddenly at his residence, No. 176 N. Calvert Street, Sunday, took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the officiating minister being Rev. J. B. Stitt and Rev. Robert M. Baer.
The remains were enclosed in a handsome black cloth casket with a silver mountings and a silver place bearing the inscription: "Samuel Hart. Died January 5th, 1878, in the 79th year of his age."
The pall-bearers were Messrs. William H. Reed, Lewis H. Cole, G. S. Griffith, William Johnson and Alfred Tyson.
The Firemen's Insurance Company, of which deceased was a director, sent a committee to act as honorary pall-bearers.

Smashed to Pieces.
An Alarming Runaway Accident on Monument Street this Morning.
This morning shortly after nine o'clock whilst the private carriage of William J. Albert, Esq., of No. 52 Cathedral Street was being driven by John Marks, near the intersection of Cathedral and Monument Street, the aminals took fright and dashed wildly out Monument Street, eastwardly.
The drive did his utmost to check them but without avail, and they continued in their mad flight to the imminent danger of pedestrians, who scampered quickly out of harm's way. Marks, however, kept manfully at his post and tugged at his reins. When St. Paul Street was reached he endeavored to turn into that thoroughfare, but the horses would not be controlled, and dashed on the sidewlks, colliding with a tree with a loud crash, smashing the carriage literally into pieces, only one wheel being left intact.
Marks was thrown among the debris and several persons ran to the spot expecting to find him either a corpse or dreadfully hurt. Luckily, however, he excaped serious injury, only his right arm being badly hurt. One of the horses was seriously cut and bruised. The accident will entail a loss of several hundred dollars.
Funeral of a Suicide.
The funeral of William R. Forney, the young man who died on Saturday from the effect of a pistol shot would through the right lund, inflicted by his own hand, took place at eleven o'clock this morning from the residence of his parents, northwest corner Mulberry and Stricker Streets.
Rev. Campbell Fair, of the Church of the Ascension, performed the funeral rites, and the interment took place at Loudon Park Cemetery.
A Counterfiet Five Dollar Note.
Bertha Miller who keeps a notion stall in the Cross Street Market was arrested this morning charged with passing a counterfeit $5 not on Lee Mayer, keeper of a dry goods store at 19 Brown Street. The bill which purports to be on the Northampton Bank of Massachusetts is nicely executed when presented at one of the national banks.
Skating a Long Distance.
Three youg men skated yesterday down the river three miles below Fort Carroll. They found some of the ice smooth, and in fine condition for enjoying the sport. Part of it were very rough. The lighthouse-keeper at Hawkin's Point said they were the first person that had ventured that fart this season.
Wedding in Frederick.
A fashionable wedding took place this morning at the M. E. Church, Frederick, the contracting parties being Mr. Harry Depkins, of Baltimore and Miss Millie A. Crise, daughter of Mr. D. Crise, of Frederick.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Weech, pastor of the church, assited by Rev. E. R. Eschback, of the German Reform Church.
After the cermony was concluded the wedding party proceeded to the residence of the bride's parent on Church Street, where a reception took place.
Amont those present were Mr. and Mrs. Depkin, parents of the groom, also the parents of the bride, Mrs. Mrs. M. Depkins, Messsrs. J. W. O'Hara, Jonathan Cunningham, Jonathan Cris, Jr., Charles Rusching, Louis Depkin and others.
The presents were numerous and costly. At two o'clock the nwely wedded couple started on a Northern tour.
Michigan Miscellany.
Detroit, Mich. Jan. 7. John cunningham, milkman, was killed by a Detroit and Bay City train at three o'clock this morning.
The International Bench Show opened this morning with one hundred and forty dogs of all kinds. Many were delayed by irregular railroading on account of the weather.
Mrs. Bradford Kellogg, of Charlotte, Mich., was operted on for a tumor yester at Ann Arbor University and died from the effects of the operation.
Burned to Death.
Davenport, Iowa, Jan. &. While Mrs. Hogan was sitting near a coal stove yesterday morning with her infant child in her arms, her dress daught fire. Instantly she put the child in a place of safety and began fighting the fire, which by this time shrouded her. By the aid of her husband the flames were subdued, but not until fatal injuries were received. Mrs. Hogan's body was a mass of burned and blistered flesh, three fourths of her body at least being shocklingly roasted.
Alexander H. Stephen Very Ill.
Washington, Jan. 7. Honorable Alexander H. Stephens had an attack of neurlgia of the bowels last night.
He is in worse conditon physically that he has been for years. He is still confined to his room at the National Hotel.
Fatal Fire in New York.
One Fireman Killed and Ten Others Injured.
New York, Jan. 7. Fire occured early this morning at Nos. 73, 75, 77, and 79 Vesey Street, occupied as tea and provision stores. During the progress of the fire the east wall of No. 75 fell in, burying beneath it eight fireman, one of whom, son of ex-Alderman Irving was killed. Loss, about $18,00, covered by insurance.
New York, Jan. 7.
Burned in Her Bed.
A Woman in a Philadelphia Tavern Meets Her Death by Fire.
Philadelphia, Jan. 7. About two o'clock this morning a woman's shrieks were heard in the third story of the building 551 Vine Street, a tavern and restaurant. A crowd in the bar-room heard the cries and rushed upstairs in hot haste and found that the interior of a little room at the end of the upper hall was all ablaze and through the smoke and flames they could dimly see the figure of a woman, throwing her hands in the air, as if to fight away the flames in which she was enveloped, and crying, "Help! help! for God's sake save me!"Water was brought as quickly as possible, but the pipes being frozen in the house there were considerable delay, and when finally the fire was controlled the wretched woman lay on the floor dead, her body burnt absolutely to a crisp.
The unfortunate woman was Clara Potts, a cook employed in the restaurant portion of the house, a single woman of whose family her employer knows but little. She was about thirty-eight years of age, however, and has been in the house about ten months. About half an hour before her screams were heard she took a lighted candle and went upstairs alone, bidding the people downstaris good-night as she passed up. She was sober at the time.
The supposition is that she carelessly let the candle fall on to the bed, and that in trying to extinguish the flames her night dress ignited. The bed was entirely destroyed, but strange to say, that with the exception of the injury done by the smoke nothing else in the room was injured.
Panic in a Church.
A panic occurred Sunday night in the Cross Street Methodis Church of Paterson. A union service for the opening of the week of prayer was held in the church. A young lady entered the church and told her mother their house was on fire. Several persons overheard the excited girl, and a scene of great excitement followed, many believing the church was on fire. The member of the congreagation rushed for the doors, but were assured by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Craig, that there was no danger, and order was soon restored.
Drunk For Seven Weeks.
From Liverpool to Cleveland Without Knowing It.
Cleveland, O., Jan 2. When John Wren, a middle-aged Englishman stepped out of the Charity Hospital in this city today it was with something of the sensation of Rip Van Winkle awaking from his long sleep. His story is a record of one of the most extraordinary drunken frolics that has ever been made public.
Wren has a son in successful business near London, England, and he started from this city three months ago on a visit to him. Previous to his trip he had not taken any liquor in a number of years, and when his friends gave him a party shortly after his arrival in England, he was with difficulty persuaded to take wine.
About three weeks ago Wren returned arriving here stupidly intoxicated. Being recognized by an acquaintance, he was taken to his home, where he was placed under the care of his wife and children. On recovering consciousness he demanded whisky, and this being refused he began such an uproar that to quiet him they yielded. He drank the contents of a pint bottle which made him so drunk that there was no diffiiculty experienced in conveying him to the hospital where he was placed under medical treatment. On regaining consciousness he asked of the Sisters of Charity who attended him for whisky and, on being told he could have none said:
"If you don't give me whisky I'll holler or else break something.:
The Sister's reply was: "It won't hurt us to have you 'holler,' and you are able to pay for anything you break."
Wren then inquired for his English friends. On being told that he was in a hospital he named one near London, and said he supposed that that was where he was. He spoke severely of his friends for not coming to him while he was ill, and after a time asked the sister to get a sheet of paper and write a letter to him to Cleveland, Ohio in America and inform his family of his whereabouts, requesting them alos to send him money to pay his passage home. The sister asked him if there was a hospital in Cleveland and he replied that there was describing, and locating the Charity Hospital. He was then told that that was where he was.
"My God!," was his exclamation. "Have I crossed the Alantic Ocean drunk."
It has been ascertained from letters received here that Wren was actually put on board the steamship at Liverpool drunk, and in this condition came through to Cleveland. His friends had prevously bought him a through ticket.
Wren is proprietor of a small hotel and is a man of moderate means. He says that he recollects nothing from the evening of the party seven weeks ago until he revied to find himself in Charity Hospital.
Chicago Notes.
Chicago, Jan 6. The rebuilding of the Honore block burned on Saturday will commence as soon as the insurance adjusters finish their work.
St. Louis dispatch says the Hon. George D. Vest will surely be elected Senator from Missouri.
A Washington special to the Daily News says the late Congressman Beverly Douglass met his death in a house of prostitution, in a fight with another Virginia Congressman.
George Guyon will begin a walk on January 9th in the Expositon buulding in this city with the fast trotter Hesing, Jr. Guyron to go heel and toe and the horse at will.
Sitting Bull.
Omah, Neb. Jan 7. Captain Clark, of the British mounted police passed East last evening on his way to England. He states that he saw Sitting Bull three weeks ago, and that he was hearty and strong. He is suspicious to the last degree of all whites, and had with him 1,500 lodges, averaging two able-bodies warriors to each lodge. He has no thought of coming south.
Frostbitten While on Patrol.
Manahocking, N. J., Jan. 7. Information has been received at this place that two of the government crew of stations Nos. 18 and 19, Long Beach, had their faces badly frozen on Thursday night last while on patrol. One man was almost blinded from the effects of sand and shells.
The Vanderbilt Will.
New York, Jan. 7. The argument before Surrogate Calvin in the matter of the petition of Cornelius J. Vanderbilt, asking for an enjoinment of the executors of the Vanderbilt will, was yesterday adjourned until next Monday, owing to the absence of Mr. Choate, who is at West Point, engaged in the FitzJohn Porter case.
Mother and Babe Frozen.
Cincinnati, Jan. 7. A widow of Zanesville, Ohie, named Sarah Clark, gave birth to a child on Sunday and being without fire and alone the babe was frozen to death before aid reached her.
Arrest of an Ex-Banker.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 7. Yesterday afternoon Constable Ginkinger arrested Mr. William H. Blumer, a member of the late banking firm of Blumer, Line & Co., on a warrant issued at the instance of the estate of A. Mayer. The estate charges Blumer with the embezzlement of money belonging to the heirs, and as yet unaccounted for.
Mr. Blumer was given a hearing and afterwards held under $3,000 bail to answer at court. Mr. George Probst became his bail. Their arrest caused much excitement among the friends of the late banking firm, as he is the second of the member under arrest. Mr. Jessie M. Line was arrested on a similar charge made by the estate of John Hoffman.
Whipping a White Man.
A Colored Judg'es Sentence, from Which as Appeal is Taken.
Washington, Jan 7. The Virginia Democrats in establishing the whipping post as an instrument of terror to keep Negroes in order, overlooked the fact that it might happen in some districts colored people would be in the majority and would retaliate.
This happened in Alexandria, Va., where a colored Justice of the Peace has just sentenced a wealthy white man to be whipped for petty larceny. The sentence would have been carried into effect by a colored constable had not the case been appealed. The case arises out of a dispute as to the ownership of some ice cut from the Alexandria canal, one of the parties charging the other with stealing a lot of ice of the vaule of ten cents.
The colored justice found the white capitalist guilty of petty larceny, and proposed to administer to him the medicine that the whites intended for the colored people alone, and sentenced him to be whipped. The case in now pending on an appeal.
The Cobb Poisoning Case.
More of That Extrordinary Connecticut Trial.
Norwich, Conn., Jan. 7. At the opening of the Superior Court tomorrow morning it is probable that the cross examination of Biship will be resumed.
Jep Lamb has a confectionery store in Main Street, at which in past days Bishop was in the habit of purchasing summer luxuries. On the day that Cobb died, and after his death, Bishop entered the store and asked for a quart of strawberries.
While the clerk was putting up the berries Bishop pulled a dainty note from his pocket, and as he opened it a rosebud dropped to the floor. As he stooped to pick it up, the clerk said jocosely, "Got a letter from her, I suppose?" "Yes," said Bishop smiling, "and (placing the rosebud carefully in the note) there is more than a rosebud in it, too." The clerk will be introduced as a witness.
Among the unpleasant features of the trial will be the appearance on the witness stand of two or three children of the alleged guilty parties. The little daughter of Mrs. Cobb, not twelve years old will be placed on the stand against her.
Case Removed.
Singular Case to be Tried in the Baltimore Criminal Court.
On the 6th of last June Moses Johnson is alleged to have stolen a bay mare from James J. Bruce and Joseph Patterson, trading as Bruce & Patterson of Baltimore County. In September he was indicted by Grand Inqust for larcenty.
Placed on the 20th of October at the bar at the court at Towsonton, and asked "how he of the premises will acquit himself," he pleaded not guilty, a plea wich he afterwards withdrew and filed instead that of "autre fois acquit"-alread acquitted. To this the State replied 'nul tiel record'-no such record-and issued joined, the case proceeded to trial. The veredict went against him.
Again placed at the bar and required to plead, he said that he was not quilty. The next day his counsel, Messrs. Ensor and Grason appeared for him and filled an affidavit to the effect that their client could not have a fair and impartial trial in that court and praying a removal of the record of the proceeding in his case to the court of some adjoining circuit. They based their petition on the prejudice which it is claimed exists because of the court and jury of Baltimore County having heard the evidence as presented at the former trial.
The case was accordingly removed to the Criminal Court of Baltimore City, and will be tried here something during the January term.
Nomination of a Baltimorean.
The President today nominated A. Worth Spates, of Baltimore, Md., to be secretary of Wyoming Territory.
Mrs. Hayes is described as wearing at the White House reception on New Year's day a cream white silk gown trimmed with gauze and lace. A white plume and a silver comb ornamented her dark hair, and she wore no jewelry.
Local News.
There has been no arrest in the Northwestern police district for the past forty-eight hours.
William Keyser, second vice-president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is expected to return from Wheeling tomorrow.
The NEWS has received and forwarded one dollar and additional for the relief of the Clark family which is in distress at Canton.
Isabel Ray, a five months old child of John Ray, living at 411 South Eutaw Street, was found dead in bed at 11 o'clock this forenoon. Coroner R. C. Lee has been notified.
A two weeks old child of Rachale Gray, colored, was found dead in bed by his mother this morning in her residence, No. 143 North Chapel Street. Coroner Walker declined to hold a inquest being satisfied that death resulted from natural causes.
A reception and entertainment was given last evning by Mrs. Lorenz at her resident, No. 306 Aisquith Street. A large number of guest was present-among them Mr. Harry Waitjen, at one time a member of the Christie Minstrels, who rendered several of his old time favore songs.

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, December 9, 1878


For the Grand Jury.
Glement Glassaway, a colored man, was committed for the action of the Grand Jury this morning by Justice Peters, on the charge of perpetrationg an outrageous assault on Letitia Grayson, a colored girl who lives with her mother at No. 9 Marion Street. This child is only twelve year of age, and her assailant was a border in the house.
Frozen to Death
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 9. W. C. Baber, in company with five other gentlemen, who composed a hunting party traveling through Greenbrier County, were passing Cold Knob with a wagon and team when the party noticed a bear trail in the snow. Mr. Baber dismounted from the wagon and started in pursuit of the bear with two faithful dogs.
The trail was followed all day Tuesday and on Wednesday, Mr. Baber's companions, who remained behind became somewhat alarmed at his prolonged absscence and started in search of him. The day was spent in following a zigzag trail over which the bear and man had gone. The pursuers continued in their search, but did not find Baber until late Thursday night.When found the body was about twenty miles instant from the Knob, frozen stiff, life apparently having passed away without a struggle. A faithful dog was beside the body when it was found.
Struck by a Locomotive.
A farm hand named Patrick Gerrill, a native of Wilkesbarre, Pa., while walking on the track of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad, near Northeast, at an early hour yesterday morning, was struck by the locomotive of passenger train No. 55, due in Baltimore at 3:30 a.m., and severely injured about the head, arm and body. He was brought to this city and sent to the city hospital for treatment.
Firing Upon Burglars.
Three men who were attempting to break into the store of Mr. B. Rosenour, in Frederick early this morning were surprised by the officers, Beckley and Eichberger, and took to their heels. The officers fired eight or nine shots after them, but they made good their escape.
Robbery and InCendiarism.
How Property Was Fired and Pillaged in Pennsylvania.
Scanton, Pa., Dec. 9. George Burns, W. A. Mayer and Fanny Van Gordon, of Hollisterville, have just been arrested for complicity in the robbery and incendiarism perpetrated at that place. Hollisterville is a small town in Wayne County, about eighteen miles from Scranton, and during the past ten years has been noted for the number of mysterious outrages and robberies committed there.
The latest and one of the most startling took place on the 8th of November. On that date Squire Hollister paid T. H. Baker, a merchant of the place $2,500 and the same night the barn of C. M. West was fired and destroyed, together with three valuable horses.
During the excitement incident to the fire, and while the neighbors were at the scene endeavoring to prevent the spread of flames two masked men entered Baker's house, knocked Mrs. Baker insensible, beat her child brutally and then decamped with a pocketbook, which they snatched from the mantleplace. They doubtlessly thought it contained the money paid that day to Mr. Baker, but he had already sent it to a bank in Scranton. They also attacked Mrs. West, but were compelled to beat a hasty retreat.
The man Burns who has been arrested was for many years living in the house with Squire Hollister, and it is thought this fact gave him the opportunity of knowing the money was paid to Baker by Squire. Rumor has been busy with the name of Hollister himself, but he bears a character beyound reproach, and it is absurd to think he would pay such a sum of money and then encourage any one to steal it.
Mayers, who was suspected of being Burn's accomplice, was a school teacher, and the female accomplice, Van Gordon was a domestic in Baker's employ. The others were released on heavy security. it is thought the trial will reveal a number of crimes perpetrated in Hollisterville, including the robbing of the mail years ago, and the mysterous murder (?) in the vicinity more recently.
Runaway Partner.
How a Baltimore Man Lost Several Hundred Dollars.
Several months ago Mr. W. H. Nicholson, of this city, formed the acquaintance of a man giving the name of W. S. Edwards, and claiming to be a discharged soldier from Company "E" 107th New York Volunteers, Edwards was a man of pleasant address and plausible manners, and succeeded in getting Mr. Nicholson to advance enought money (several hudred dollars) to equip a traveling photograph gallery.
They in company made a tour of the Eastern shore and did a thriving business, Edwards getting half of the profits. A few weeks since they arrived at Chestertown and pitched their tents.
In the mean time Mr. Nicholson was taken sick, and was obliged to come home to Baltimore. Upon his recovery, he returned to Chestertown, but found to his surprise that Edwards had decamped, carrying with him all the paraphernalia of the gallery, the cash receipts at Chestertown, amd Mr. Nicholson's watch, valued at $61.
No clue was discovered as to his whereabouts and Mr. Nicholson has invoked the aid of the police to work up the case.
Sent to Washington for Trial.
Jennie Harris, Eliza Jones and Christina Johnson, all colored, who were arrested last night on the charge of robbing Mr. John Morrison of $900 at a house near the corner of Fifteenth and D Street. Washington, where this morning they were returned to that city in charge of Detective McDevitt and Officer Schillinger, who came on from Washington for the purpose.
Schooner Raised.
The schooner Rouche, which was run into and sunk near Crisfield a few days ago by the steamer Helen, was raised Saturday. The damage is trifling.
A Newport Hotel Threatened.
A Fire Which came near Destroying Valuable Property.
Newport, R. I., Dec. 9. What promised to be a serious conflagration was happily averted Saturday night, and this wooden city again has a great deal to be thankful for. The promptness of the fire department alone saved the United States Hotel and numberous other buildings on Pelham and Thames Street from being burned down.
The fire broke out in the extensive stables of Anthony Stewart & Son, which was totally destroyed. This was without doubt the work of an incendiary, the stables being set on fire during the absence of the watchman, who had left the buildings only a few minutes before. The flames were discovered in the hay loft. Several stables have been burned here of late, and there seems to be a general impression that the fires have all been the work of an incendiary.
The city government will take prompt action in the premises. The police are said to be on the track of several suspicious persons. One man was discovered last night cutting the hose while the building were burning, but he escaped from the officers. He will be arrested tomorrow. Some are of the opinion that he knows who set the fire.
A victim of the Pommerania.
Romance Attached to the Life of Caroline De Kori.
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 9. Among those who lost their lives in the Pommerania disaster was Caroline De Kori, of this place, whose family history is full of romance. Her husband, who died several years ago, was a colonel in the Russian Army and saw much service in Siberia, and her object in returning to Russia, for she was on her way there when the Pommerania went down, was to secure a pension for a dead soldier's service.
She had not intended to sail by the Pommerania, but learning in New York that she would have the company of the family of the late Russian Consul, General Bodisco, by doing so, she was persuaded to take passage on the ill-fated vessel. Mrs. Caroline De Kor's brother is Prof. C. M. Podgarski, of this town, an accomplished violinist and teacher of modern languages with whom she lived, gaining her living by also teaching the modern languages.
Prof. Podgarski's career has been the most romantic of the family, which belongs to the Polish nobility and holds high rank in the court of the Czar, though under suspicion on account of its nationality. He is brother-in-law of the titular President of Poland who headed the last insurrection against Russia, and is now an exile. Holding the rank of captain, but performing the duties of an adjutant general, Podgarski saw active service in the Caucasus Mountains. He left his regiment, however, and joined the insurgent, getting into a dungeon thereby and narrowly escaping execution.
Influential friends saved his life, however, General Franz Edward Todleben, commander of the Russian forces in Turkey at the present time, and the prisoner's acquaintance when they were students together in the military school, presiding at the court martial, and the captain was sent to Siberia. Having served his time there, he came to this country six years ago to escape the annoyance of government spied, who always watch a suspected person, and after living in Brooklyn, N. Y., a while, he settled here.
Kentucky Civil War.
A Terrible State of Lawlessness in Breathitt County.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 9. The Courier-Journal correspont who was sent to Breathitt County to write up an account of the civil war that has been raging there for the past two weeks, after a horseback ride of 150 miles over mountain roads and through snow and rain, returned last night and represents that the affiars in Breathitt County are indeed in a deplorable condition and that instead of being exaggerated, the stories about the strife, there do not represent as bad a state of affairs as really exists.
Law is over-ridden and county officer are powerless to make a single arrest. Prominent citizen who have been threatened have fled for their lives, and Jackson, the seat of Breathitt County, is almost depopulated. Opposing parties are encamped a few miles from each other and are likely to have a collison at any moment. The state of affairs there, the correspondent say, is equal to if not worse then they were during the war, when bushwhackers and home-guard companies filled the hearts of the strongest men with terror and dismay.
Condensed News.
The Indian Commision today heard the views of ex-Senator Lot M. Morrill, of Maine, on the question of tranfer.
A strong effort is to be made at the coming session of the New York Legislature for the passage of an act making canals free.
John C. Hayward, a medical student, in Chicago, Saturday, shot and killed James McMahon, a saloon-keepr, during a quarrel about a game of cards.
The clerks of the General Postoffice of New York, made their first public apperance as a uniformed and semi-military body yesterday afternoon at the funeral of George McBride, one of their number, who died on Thursday.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, November 30, 1878


BEHRENS-BELL. On 28th November, by Rev. John Keiler, at his residence AUGUST BEHRENS to KATE BELL.

CROMWELL-WARFIELD. On November 27, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. L. T. Widerman, SEDWICK T. CROMWELL and CECELIA S., daughter of Caleb Warfield.
CLARK-FAULKNER. On the 27th of November, by Rev. William Morrison, W. T. CLARK to OCELA FAULKNER.
FADGEN-CORRIGAN. On November 12, in St. Partick's Church, by Rev. M. J. Brenna, MICHAEL FADGEN to Miss THERESA CORRIGAN, all of Baltimore.
GALLUP-SANNER. On 26th November, at the Second Presbyterian Church by Rev. Mr. Fulton, EDWARD B. GALLUP, of Harford County, to SUSIE, second daughter of the late Joseph A. Sanner, of Baltimore.
MORRISON-WILLIAMS. On 27 of November at St. Paul's Church by Rev. Dr. Hodges, Dr. R. B. MORRISON to ELIZABETH H., daugher of George H. Williams.
MALONEY-HESS. On 1st September by Rev. P. Wroth, DANIEL A. MALONEY to IDA LIZZIE HESS.
PICKETT-EVANS. On November 27, by Rev. J. Julius Sams, D. D., JAMES H. PICKETT to LAURA R. EVANS, daughter of Charles D. Evans.
STEHMAN-BIBB. On November 27, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. A. M. Courteney, A, W. STEHMAN and KATIE A. BIBB, both of this city.
ABEY, On 29th of November, JOHN S. ABEY, in the 24th year of his age.
ALLENDER. On 27 November, GEORGE HENRY ALLENDER, aged 46 years.
DORRITEE. On November 29, Mrs. SARAH E., aged 43 years, wife of William S. Dorritee.
HOOPES. On 22nd of November, VIRGINIA R. HOOPES, wife of William Hoopes, of West Chester, Penn., and daughter of the late Thomas Russel, of this city.
MCCOMAS. On November 22, at the residence of his son-in-law, W. L. Mccubbin, GEORGE A. MCCOMAS, aged 75 years and 4 months, formerly of Harford County.
TRUSIL. On 28th of November, PHILIP J. TRUSIL, aged 86 years. A defender of the War of 1812.
WILLOUGHBY. On November 29th, Mrs. MARTHA E. WILLOUGHBY, in the 45th year of her age.
The late Thomas H. Powers of Philadelphia, who left an estate valued at ten millions of dollars, wrote before his death: "I believe it is my duty to provide work for the poor in this time of general distress, and therefore, I build, although I might find more lucrative investment for my money." This will be inscribed on his tomb. How many rich men among us can truthfully say what Mr. Powers said? How many are worthy of such an epitaph?
Last week at Calloway, Ky., Romus Kemp, aged ninety-six and Mary Bridget, aged sixteen, were made man and wife.
Three student have been expelled from the Adventist's College at Battle Creek, Mich. The charge is that they were professional burglars in disguise. They are under lock and key and an investigation is going on.
Miss Sallie Ward of Kentucky was an American belle of wide celebrity some thirty years ago, familiarly known as the "Great Western." She married Mr. J. Bigelow Lawrence of Boston, from whom she was divorced and afterward Dr. Hunt and Mr. Armstrong, both of whom died. The Washington Post says that she is soon to marry Major Downs, of Louisville.
Texans Who Shoot.
Two Bloody Affrays in the Southwest Yesterday.
Cincinnati, Nov. 29, A Texas special says two bloody occurrences took place yesterday at Houston. The authorities being warned of the presence of several desperadoes sighted three strangers. One quietly surrendered, but the other two concealed themselves in a house all day and in the evening went to a livery stable for their horses.
As they were about entering four deputy sheriffs, John G. Fant, John F. Morris, John Wood and Carter Walker and Policeman Herman Youngst surrounded them. Morris and Walker seized one of the desperadoes calling himself Walker, who drew a six shooter and endeavored to kill Morris, but was eventually disarmed.
In the meantime Deputies Fant and Wood and Policeman Youngst laid hand on his companion, calling himself Willis. The latter broke off the nippers, and was in the act of braining Fant with a chair when Wood drawing a pistol fired on Walker. Two shots were fired and one ball went through Walker's body, breaking a rib and passing through the left lung. His injuries are thought to be fatal. Walker was carried to jail, where all three desperadoes are now confined. They are thought to belong to a gang of highwaymen operating in the West, and were armed each with three revolvers and five rounds of cartridges in their pistol belts.
Information has been received that three more of the gang are expected here today, their object being to rob one of the banks of Houston.
At Marlin, William Hart rode up to a gang of men working on the road and told James Gray to get out of his way, as he (Hart) was a cavalryman.
Gray replied that he was as good a man as Hart and would fight him. Gray threw off his coat and just as he turned Hart drew a six-shooter and fired, shooting Gray dead. A man named Smith, with a hoe, interfered and was also shot in the cheek (?) by the murder who put spurs to his horse and escaped.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, December 6, 1878


Death of R. Bruce Cummings
R. Bruce Cummings, the pianist of the Thames Street Varieties, who was so terribly burned on the occasion of the fire at that place on Thanksgiving eve, died at the City Hospital at a late hour last night from the result of his injuries.
During his stay at the hospital he has received every attention from the physicians in charge, Dr. Chambers and Brown. His friends have been notified and will take charge of his remains. Cummins was about thiry years of age and was well known on the variety stage of Baltimore. His family connections are very respectable.
Arrested on Suspicion.
Three suspicious characters were arrested last night on Harrison Street, by Officer Powers and Ward, on the charge of having in possession of a large and valuable hawser. They were taken to the Middle District and gave the names of James A. Barnes, Thomas Fitzsimmons and Henry Spatz. They were locked up until this morning, when it was learned by the police that the rope had been stolen from the schooner Samuel R. Waite, Captain J. J. Parks, lying at Farren's wharf, near Canton. A hearing will take place on the case today.
Charley Ross.
The Long Lost Boy Still Sought in Vain by His Friends.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 6. The reports published in the morning papers relative to the reported finding and identification of Charley Ross was utterly unture. Mr. Ross says the Vanderpool boy is at least five years older than his son would be, and does not bear the slightest resemblance to him. Mr. Ross returned to Philadelphia alone yesterday.
Something about Vanderpool.
Poughkeepsie, Deb. 6. A gentleman in this city has received a letter from Towanda, Pa., giving some details of the new story regarding the finding of Charley Ross. It seems that there is a tribe or "community" living within nine miles of Towanda composed of a mixture of half-breeds, Negroes and whites, who have lived there nearly a century, and they are known as the Pool family, and the locality where they reside is known as Pool Hill.
Many years ago a half-breed settled there and married a squaw. His name was Vanderpool, and from that couple sprung the tribe referred to. About five hundred persons compose the tribe, and they live by themselves. One of them goes by the name of Nelson Vanderpool, who is a sort of "go between" for negotiations between the tribe and the outside world. His is the one who has been corresponding with Mr. Ross.
This man Vanderpool and Mr. Ross had an interview Tuesday night, when Vanderpool made the offer that if Mr. Ross whould put in the hands of responsible parties, name the reward at $20,000, or whatever the reward was, he would produce the child Charlie Ross, and if the child was not fully identified he would pay all the loss and expense that Mr. Ross had incurred in visiting Towanda.(The Towanda dispatch proves the falsity of Vanderpool's statement.)
Another Mail Coach Robbed.
Cincinnati, Dec. 6. San Antonia, Texas, special says: The Austin stage was stopped last evening two miles from Marion, a railroad station, by two men aremed with ivory-handled revolvers, and the passengers ordered out. They proved to be W. C. Parsons and J. L. Chandler, of St. Louis, the former representing the grocery establishment of Barr & Ulmann, and the latter the stationery establishment of Vanbeck, Bernard & Tinsley. Parsons was compelled to hand over $32 and Chandler $22. The mail was rifled, but no registered packages were found.
Crushed in a Mine.
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 6. John Yancey, proprietor of a coal mine at Bridgeport, Ohio was in the mine yesterday superintending some work when a mass of soapstone dropped from the roof. A portion of it struck him on the lower part of the body, mangling his limbs in a terrible manner. He is still alive, but will not recover.
Hotel Fire in New Hampshire.
Nashua, N. H., Dec. 6. The City Hotel was nearly destroyed by fire this morning. The inmates were lowered from the upper stories by ropes. Total loss, $7,000; insured.
Burglary in Emmittsburg.
During Wednesday night the office of Motter, Maxwell & Company's grain and commission house at Emmittsburg was robbed of $150 in cash, and one-half dozen bottles of wine.When the office was opened yesterday morning, about 7 o'clock, the large, new safe of Cincinnati manfacture, was discovered wide open, having been rifled of its contents-the sum of money named above.
A part of the safe door had been smashed in with a fifteen pound sledge hammer, which was found with numerous other smaller instruments usually used by burglars, lying on the office floor. The wine was taken from an express package, Motter, Maxwell & Co., being agents from Adams Express Company, as well as for the Emmittsburg Railroad Company, to which corporation a part of the money stolen belonged. No clue which might lead to the apprehension of the thieves has yet been received.
For the Grand Jury.
Edwin Smith was arrested last night by Officer O'Neil on the charge of stealing an overcoat valued at $15 from the store of Mr. Curry, near the corner of Forrest and Gay Strett. It seems that the accused went into the store and asked from some cheese, and whilst the proprietor was fulfilling his request, he seized the overcoat from a peg on which it was hanging and ran off.
Mr. Curry notified the police and Smith was captured on Harrison Street by Officer O'Neill. He, however, after his theft at Curry's went in the store of H. Eichelman, No. 45 Centre Market Space, and pocketed a twelve pound weight, which was found in his pocket when arrested. He was committed for the Grand Jury on the latter charge and will have a hearing before Justice Johns on the other.
Cases to be Called in January.
Mr. S. Thomas McCullough, counsel for Thomas J. Perry, Robert B. Perry and J. S. Wilkson, the judges of election in the 8th election district of Anne Arundel County, indicted for unlawfully and knowingly holding the polls at the last Congressional election at a place two miles distant from that established by law and designated by the County Court of said county, &c., was in the United States Circuit Court at 12 o'clock today and conferred with District Attorney Stirling as to the time when the case would likley be called. After consultation on the part of counsel with the court, it was agreed that the case whould not be called before the second week in January next. The judges give bail in the sum of $1,000 each, with Mr. G. W. Nutwell as security.
A Schooner in a Gale.
The schooner Star, Capt. John Waison, arrived here this morning from Lynnhaven Bay, with a cargo of fine oysters. Captain Waison reports a fearful gale in the bay, and it was the utmost difficulty weather he ever experienced. He will go to Crisfield, Md., on his next trip. He was formerly commander of a canal boat.
A Tell Tale Key.
How a Trace was Discovered of Miss Gliesner's Watch and Ring.
Last April Mrs. Amelia Gliesner, residing at No. 336 Canton Avenue notified the police that a gold watch and a key and a gold ring, valued in all at $37.50, had been stolen from her room, and suspicion pointed to a man named Charles Winkler, who lived in the same house with her, as the possible thief.
Winkler was watched, but nothing occured to justify his arrest, and the matter of the robbery was nearly forgotten. Yesterday, however, the watch-key, which was of peculiar construction, was found in the possession of George A. Hartman, an acquaintance of Winkler, and Sergeant League arrested him on the charge of having in his keeping the key, knowing the same to have been stolen.
Upon being arraigned before Justice Farlow, he admitted that they key had been given him by Winkler and further stated that the watch and ring had been placed in pawn in different pawn officer. This led to the arrest of Winkler, who, at a hearing this morning before Justice Farlow, pleaded not guilty.
The justice thought the evidence sufficient to hold him on the charge of larceny and he was committed for the action of the Grand Jury.
Hartman was dismissed on the charge of complicity in the robbery, but was held as a witness to testify for the state. The watch and ring have not been recovered.
Local Lines.
Fish Commissioner Ferguson sent a large consignment of California salmon eggs and brook trout eggs to the river of the Eastern Shore yesterday.
John Spencer was committed for the action of the Grand Jury this morning by Justice Peters of the charge of stealing a barrel of sweet potatoes.
The Morning News at a Glance.
Captain Whyte Melville, the English novelist, fell from his horse while hunting and broke his neck.
The trial of Harley G. Brown, the train wrecker, was commenced in New Castle,Del., yesterday.
Charley Ross's father has returned to his home after another fruitless journey after his lost son.
Three boys were killed and several others injured by the explosion of the boiler in Hayden's Rolling Mill, at Columbus, Ohio yesterday.
An attempt was made to assassinate the Rev. Dr. Bull, of Trinity Theological Seminary, New York, yesterday by some person who fired through his study window.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Baltimore Daily New, December 1878


ALGERS-HOGG. On December 3, by Rev. Wilford Downs, J. H. ALLERS to ANNIE HOGG, both of this city.

KERNAN-O'HARA. At Govanstown, Baltimore County, on December 7, by Rev. D. E. Lyman, JAMES L. KERNAN to Miss ANNA O'HARA.

PRIBE-POSNINSKY. On November 39, by Rev. Dr. Szold, ROBERT PRICE to Miss LENA POSNINSKY, both of this city.

STEHL-REIGART. On December 4, at the Archiepoiscopal residence by Rev. Father Denny, of Loyola College, BERNARD G. STEHL to MARY JOSEPH, daughter of Henry F. Reigart, all of Baltimore.

SAVILLE-TIBBELS. On September 30, by Rev. J. W. M. Williams, of First Baptist Church, CHARLES E. SAVILLE to SALLIE TIBBELS, all of this city.


DUVALL. On December 8, 1878, Major FERDINAND DUVALL, in the 44th year of his age. His friends and relatives are requested to atten his funeral f rom the residence of his father-in-law, Joshua Linthicum, of Anne Arundel Count, on Tuesday, the 10th instant, at three o'clock p.m.

WEIL. At Goldsboro', N. C., on December 8, 1878 at 1 a. m., HERRMAN WEIL, aged 36 years. Relatives and friends of the family who wish to addten the funeral are repectfully requested to meet at 8: 15, at the Oheb Sholom Congregation vestry rooms, Hanover Street, where carriages will be waiting to join the funeral to take place from Norfolk boat at 9 a. m.

GAEHLE. On December 7, Mrs. MARY D. GAEHLE in the 73rd year of her age, wife of Henry Gaehle, deceased.

JOHNSON, On December 7, EZEKIEL C. JOHNSON, in the 80th year of his age.

KINGSLAND, On December 7, at Baltimore, MARSHLAND S. KINGSLAND, in the 40th year of his age, of Chicago.

KIRBY. On December 8, Mrs. ANN KIRBY, aged 71 years, relict of the late Captain Isaac Kirby, Sr.

OLIVER. On December 8, Dr. JAMES H. OLIVER, in the 68th year of his age.

OWENS. On December 7, ISAAC OWENS, aged 78 years and 2 months.

RIEHL. On December 7, MARGARET RIEHL, aged 68 years, 3 months and 22 days, wife of the late Casper Riehl.

SANNER. On December 8, ELLA F., consort of Isaac S. Sanner, Jr., and only daughter of l. Augusta and the late Capt. John H. Fry.

TARBERT, At Glencoe, Baltimore County, on December 7, ELIZA TARBERT, in the 69th year of her age, relict of the late Abel Tarbert.

YOUNG. On December 7, JONATHAN MARSHALL YOUNG, aged 40 years, youngest son of the late Michael Young.


Friday night an attempt was made to wreck a passenger train on the Erie Railroad, near Paterson, New Jersey. Three railroad ties were driven into the ground between the rails in such a position as it was thought would throw the train from the track. Fortunately the train was moving slowly when it struck the obstruction, and no damage was done. This will afford a good opportunity to try the effect of "Jersey justice" upon the perpetrators when they are secured.

Mr. A. J. Burks, of Amherst, Va., has been sentenced to a fine of $100 and a year's imprisonment for marrying a woman proven to have some white blood, but manifestly a Negress.

The Baltimore Daily News, Decmber 7, 1878


SCHOECKE-MILLER. At Mr. Zion Church by Rev. Dr. henry Scheib, HERMANN SCHOECKE to ANNIE F. MILLER.

PRICE-HARRISON. On November 26, by Rev. J. J. G. Webster, SAMUEL D. PRICE to LOTTIE HARRISON, daughter of the late William uckmiller, all of this city.

STIEFF-WORNHORST. On 28th November, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. I.. C. Burkhalter, J. C. D. STIEFF to LENA A. WORNHORST, ll of Baltimore.

SANNER-MCKAY. On 4th December, by Rev. Father Brenna, F. DAVID SANNER, of Baltimore, to ALICE B. MCKAY, of St. Mary's County.

TESCHNER-TSCHUDY. On 4th December at the German Reformed Zion Church, on Aisquith Street, by Rev. G. Facius, OSCAR TESCHNER to Miss AUGUSTA TSCHUDY, both of this city.


JOHNSON. EZEKIEL C. JOHNSON, died this Saturday 10 a. m., of pneumonia. Due notice of funeral will be given. (Georgetown, D. C. papers please copy.)

KENNEY. On December 6, JULIA AUGUSTA KENNEY, in the 29th year of her age, after a lingering illness, only daughter of Mrs. A. Kenney. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow (Sunday) at 3 o'clock, at her late residence, No. 51 East Baltimore Street, near High.

BURDICK. On 6th December, LYDIA A. BURDICK, in the 85th year of her age, relict of the late Henry Burdick, of Wheeling, W. Va.

CONNOLY. On December, Mrs. HANNAH CONNOLY, aged 96, a native of county Monaghan, Ireland.

EDWARD, On December 6, MARY E., aged 23 years, consort of John R. T. Edwards, and daughter of Rose and the late Joseph Stewart, of Charles County, Maryland.

MARSH. On December 5, CHARLES O. MARSH, in the 43rd year of his age.

QUINN, On 6th of December, DANIEL QUINN, in the 87th year of his age.

THOMAS. On December 6, WILLIAM H. THOMAS, aged 23 years, 11 months and 6 days.

KALINE. On 4th December, JOHN KALINE, in the 33rd year of his age.

UPPERCURE. On November 19, WASHINGTON, aged 40 years, sone of the late Frederick and Margaret Uppercue.


Mr. Woodberry Blair, son of Montgomery Blair is to be married to the widow of the late General Foster.
A ghastly witness was produced in an Indiana court the other day in the shape of parts of a murdered womanpreserved in alcohol. The sight completely unnerved the accused man, who was the victim's husband, and it was several hours before he recovered.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, December 6, 1878


BUSICK-SHIPLEY. On November 19, by Rev. Mr. Mackenzie of St. John's Church, ROBERT H. BUSICK to MINETTA SHIPLEY, all of Baltimore.

GALLMEYER-GRANTE. On December 3, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. John Rose, JULIUS C. GALLMEYER to JULIA C. GRANTE.

WOOD-GROVE. On November 27, at Ascension Church, by Rev. Campbell Fair, CLIFFORD F. WOOD to IDA S. GROVE, both of this city.


JONES, On December 5, MORRIS D., aged 18 years, youngest son of John and Caroline M. Jones.

KERRL. In Philadelphia, on December 3, HENRY KERRL, formerly of this city.

SMARDON. On December 5, JOHN G. SMARDON, in the 59th year of his age.


Prince Bismarck, besides being a great statesman, can fry oyster, discourse on the cooking of fish and the merits of cheese, and drink any man drunk in Germany.

The Towanda, Pa., Charley Ross was not Charley after all, and Mr. Ross has returned to his home sick at heart after his short lived hopes.

The keepers of Ludlow Street Jail declare that the ghost of Boss Tweed roams the corridors at will, singing religious songs. Detroit Free Press.

In Arkansas prisoners are sometimes let loose just for the pleasure and excitement of popping away at them with revolvers in the efforts of recapture.

Poisoned Water of the Gulf.
From Which Coleridge's Ancient Mariner Might Have Drawn a Picture.
(From the Key West Key, November 30.)
Our smack fishermen are nearly discouraged with their ill luck. For over two months they have been unabled to get live fish to Havana; they all die on reaching the putrid waters of the bay, which has now extended over one hundred and fifty miles into the Gulf of Mexico. The smack George Storrs, Captain Zeb Allen, attempted to run to the westward in hopes of escaping the deadly waters and when fifty miles west of Tortugas, in twenty-five fathoms water, lost his whole fare of fish in a very short time.
He describes the poisoned water to the south and west of him as far as he could see. The largest fish, such as shark, jew-fish and turtle were floating around his vessel. He pointed his vessel eastward and entered out port on Tuesday last, almost disgusted. On Saturaday last the water had appeared near the Northwest Lighthouse, with its thousand of dead fish, floating like tufts of cotton over the sea. On Monday and Tuesday the water was dotted with dead Portuguese men-of-war, but not until Wednesday did the dead fish appear in sight.
The stratas of dark reddish water passed through our island channels, carrying on its surface fish of all kinds, many of them of the largest specimensof sharks, jew-fish, barracouta (sic) grouper, grunts, interspersed with a few kinds of the fresh water varieties such as the mud-eels, bull-head, cat-head, breem, perch, etc. The fresh water fish, eels, etc., are found in great abundance in Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee River and Fish Eating Creek.
As these dead fish approached out wharves the stench became almost intolerable, and many plans were attempted and suggested to keep them in tide water. Had this occurred in the heat of summer a plague must have followed. It is even yet feared. The fish are dying in our harbor and no on knows where this great evil will stop. Our people are large fish-eaters, and if deprived of this cheap class of food, there must necessarily be much suffering.

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Baltimore Daily News, December 5, 1878


Foul Play Suspected.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 5. A man named Thomas Kearney left his home in Chambersburg, a suburb of this city, on the 25th of November. No tidings of him had been received until today, when his lifeless body was found floating in the Delaware River, near Bordentown. It is surmised that he met his death by foul play.

A Mormon Loses Two Wives.
New York, Dec. Elder Jayne was at the Grand Central depot yesterday with five wives and eight children bound for Utah from Europe. The elder is sixty years of age and three of his wives are nearly thirty-four uears old, but the others are about twenty-five. They were respectably dressed and the children were neat and pretty. The two youngest wives were attractive looking, and while the elder went for lunch they pretended to go to a stationery store, but didn't return. The remaining wives seemed rather pleased than otherwise at the secession of their sisters. Elder Jayne is now waiting to find his lost wives.

An Inhuman Mother.
A New Born Infant Thrown from the Window of a Passenger Coach.
Harrisburg, Dec. 5. On Tuesday evening while a watchman in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company was going over the track on his "beat" in the vicinity of Blair furnace, a few miles east of Altoona, he observed a strange object lying near the track on the east side, and upon examining it found to his astonishment a new born babe still alive.
He picked up the child and took it to the nearest dwelling, where it was property cared for, but died a short time after it was found. From certain marks upon the little creature's body it was evident that it had been thrown from the window of a car on the train that has last passed the point where it was found, the mail train westward, and accordingly a telegram was sent from Altoona to have the matter investigated.
The woman was found and arrested, but at what point on the road is not stated. We were unable to ascertain the name of the cruel mother, but were informed that circumstances tended to fasten the guilt on a young woman who was placed on the mail train at newport, Perry County, by an aged gentleman and that the woman had in her possession a ticket for Decatur, Illinois.

Two Men Murdered in Texas.
A Nephew Shoots his Uncle and a Constable and Escapes.
Cincinnati, Dec. 5. A special from Patterson Texas says: There has existed a misunderstanding about property between a young man named John Greer, Jr., and his uncles, Wynne and Edward B. Greer, all residing near here.
This afternoon the last mentioned and his nephew met, and a quarrel ensued at the only store in the place. John Greer drew a six-shooter and his uncle, being unarmed fled around the store. Seeing Lewis Cooper, the constable of the precinct, he wrenched the officer's pistol away from him and returned around the building. He and his nephew then met. The latter again drew his shooter and fired, the ball piercing his uncle's brain and instantly killing him. After he fell the nephew fired two shots into the body.
Stooping down, the young murderer took the pistol out of the hand of the corpse, and seeing it belonged to Constable Cooper, he ran after him and fired on him twice, on of the balls passing through the constable's lungs, mortally wounding him. The murderer then went to the depot and placed a revolver to the agent's head and ordered him to give him ten dollars to aid in his escape. The agent did so, when the assassin mounted his horse and made good his escape. Cooper and Greer were both good citizens. The murderer is a low scoundrel and a cattle thief, who two years ago shot a citizen of Houston.

They Wanted a Holiday.
Chester, Pa., Dec. 5. Three little boys, between the ages of eight and ten years were arrested last evening on a charge of malicious mischief. They are employed in the drying rooms of the print works at Eddystone. In order that they might get a holiday, as one put it, they placed several pieces of iron in the large drying cans to break the cog wheels, which would case a suspension of work. One of the boys says that they were dared to place the iron in the cans, but by whom he will not say. It is suspected that some older person connected with the place was the instigator.
Destruction of a Cotton Mill.
Ballston, N. Y., Dec. 5. George West's Cotton Mill took fire in the upper story about seven o'clock this morning. In two hours it was totally destroyed. The structure was brick with a Mansard roof, two hundred by forty feet, employed sixty-five hands and manufactured cotton year for J. W. Thompson & Co., of Valley Falls.The loss on the building and machinery is between $50,000 and $60,000; insured for $27,000; the loss on the stock, $5,000; insured for $1,750. The mill was built over thirty years ago by Chapman & Beach, and was the finest mill property in the county. It is to be rebuilt.
Firing into a Steamboat.
Cincinnati, Dec. 5. A lively skirmish took place last night between citizens of Neville-a hamlet on the Ohio side of the river above New Richmond-and the occupants of a boat plying between here and Trenton, owned by William Boyd and Mrs. Scott.
Shots were fired from the boat and returned by the citizens and several person were wounded, but none dangerously. The trouble grew out of the alleged bad character of the occupants of the boat, which had become a nuisance to the neighborhood.
A Heavy Verdick Against Cassina.
New York, Dec. 5. The trial of the action brought by Patrick Collins to recover $10,000 damages from General Nicholas Cassina, the wealthy Cuban whom he accused of having seduced and abducted his daughter was concluded before Judge Larremore and a jury in the Common Pleas yesterday. The jury, after deliberating for more than an hour brought in a verdict of $5,000 against Cassina. Judge Larremore awarded the plaintiff's counsel an extra allowance of 5 per cent.
A Cigar Maker's Suicide.
New York, Dec. 5. Prokop Muzik, a Bohemian cigar maker, aged 22, committed suicide on Monday night in his room, at No. 32 Ridge Street, by blowing the side of his head off with a shot gun. Disappointment in love was the cause. Muzik had not been long in this country. He formerly worked for Wenzel Klaccka, a fellow countryman and boarded in his house at No. 198 Seventh Street. He was a member of Jan Zizka Lodge, No. 432, I. O. O. F., and is to be buried by that body.
A Woman Burned to Death.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 5. Lizzie King, a domestic in the house of William Morton, was burned to death shortly before noon yesterday. She was raking the fire, when a hot coal dropped on her dress. She was wrapped in flames in an instant, and ran screaming into the street. Every garment, even to shoes and corsets were burned to a crisp and her agony was intense for several hours.
A Colored Murderer Convicted.
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 5. At Newcastle, this morning, George Draper, colored, was convicted of murder in the second degree for killing John Wilson, colored, during a quarrel at Middletown on September 22nd.
The Old Colony Disaster.
Boston, Dec. 5. The Norfolk County Grand Jury at Dedham yesterday indicted Conductor Hartwell, of the Old Colony Railroad, for manslaughter, charging him with criminal carelessness, thus causing thie Wollston disaster.
Ordered his Horses Shot.
The curious provisions of James Parker's will at Cotuitport, Mass., that a large quantity of his late wife's personal effects, consisting of clothing, feather beds, blankets, towels, etc., be burned on the beach, and that his span of horses be shot and buried, have been complied with.
Torn to Pieces by a Mexican Lion.
Condensed fromthe San Antonio Herald, Nov. 30.)
Reference was made in the Herald yesterday to the mammoth cougar, or Mexican lion which was chained in the stock yard of S. M. Wharton, on South Flores Street, Hardly was the description of the animal in type before Flores Street was in a furor. Little Jose de la Barrera, a child of widow Guadalupe Rameros was seen in the ferocious animal's clutches.
Andrew Hogan, was standing by the gate, says that the cougar had leaped unexpectedly to the length of its chain and seized the boys arm through the gate. Little Jose was pulled through the gate and literally torn to pieces. All that the hundreds of citizen could do was to pull out their revolvers and empty their contents into the cougar's head, but it was too late.
A Steamer Supposed to be Lost.
New York, Dec. 5. As nothing has been heard from the steamboad Hermann Ludwig,which sailed from this port from Antwerp September 28th, with a general cargo, it is feared that she is lost. She carried as passengers, Mrs. Durt, wife of the captain, and two other persons, whose names could not be learned last evening. A steamer was reported to have been seen under sail on October 12th in latitude 46 degrees 20 minutes north, longitude 53 degrees west, and it was then supposed that it was the Ludwig, but as fifty-three days have since elapsed without additonal tidings, the report is now believed to have been an error. The vessel was of iron, 1,505 tons, built in Antwerp in 1870.
Deserting from Sitting Bull.
Omaha, Neb. Dec. 5. Captain Dempsey, with a guard, passed through this city last night with seventeen Nez Perces prisoners, who came into Kapwal Agency, Idaho, in two parties from Sitting Bull's camp.
The chief, Tapabo, and fourteen braves, who had the fight with General Wallace in Bitter Root Mountain, are among them. Tapabo, the reported killed Nez Perce, is tired of Sitting Bull and escaped. They are now on their way to the reservation.
Fall From A Scaffold.
A Carpenter Receives Injuries Which Will Probably Prove Fatal.
Charles Cramer, a carpenter, fell from the scaffolding of a building in course of construction, on Myrtle Avenue near Perkins Square at nine o'clock this morning, and received injuries both internal, and external, which may possible prove fatal.
He was standing on a scaffold which he had erected himself, engaged in completing the cornice, when the scaffolding, on account of the insufficiency of its suppport, gave way, and Cramer was precipitated twenty-five feet to the ground below.
Sargeant Quinn and Officer Mcfarland carried the wounded man into a neighboring house, whence he was removed to his home, No. 292 Franklin Street. Dr. Baldwin rendered medical assistance.
Accidently Stabbed.
Capt. James A. Geogehan, of the steamer Georgeanna, which arrived here this morning, reports a case of accidental cutting at Cambridge. He says that on the afternoon of Friday last a colored man named Bob was standing on the wharf of the Potomac Steamboat Compan when Dick Pindar approached and began teasing him.
Bob told him to let him alone, but he kept on and forced the former to a tussle, whereupon, by accident merely, a knife which was in Bob's hand and with which he had been whittling before the sport began, entered Pindar's stomach, inflicting an ugly but by no means serious wound.
The two were taken before a magistrate, when, on Pindar's declining to prefer any charge, knowing the cutting to have been accidental, Bob was released. Bob was at his post on the steamer this morning as usual. It is thought that Pindar will in a day or so have entirely recovered.
Killed at a Crossing.
Barney Burgess Succumbs to the Injuried Received a Camden Station.
Barney Burgess, the old man whose wagon was run into by a train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Camden Station, at twenty minutes after five o'clock yesterday afternoon, and who was injured by the heavy fall which he received from the vehicle, died at seven o'clock this morning at his late residence, No. 115 Ridgely Street.
He attempted to make the crossing through Camden Station at Lee Street, and would probably have succeded had it not been for the hind wheel of his wagon, which was struck with considerable force and completely smashed. Burgess had his back bruised, his left shoulder dislocted, and several ribs fractured.
Dr. Tyler Smith was called in, and it was at first supposed that the injuries of the patient though of a very painful nature were not of a serous character. Towards midnight, however, it became evident that Burgess suffered severe internal injuries, which in the morning proved fatal.
Marriage of a Baltimorean.
The marriage of Mr. George R. Gott, of this city and Miss Mamie Brewer, daughter of Dr. N. Brewer, of Montgomery County, took place recently at "Greenwood," the bride's home. The Rev. Dr. A. J. Huntington, of the Columbia University united them in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives from the county, Baltimore, Washington and Frederick. They received the congratulations of their friends, joined in the elegant repast, and left on the evening train for Baltimore.
Andrew King, colored, fifteen years of age, was sent to the house of Reformation for Colored Children this morning by Justice Thomas.
Wedding at Mount Washington.
Miss Josephine S. Stablein, daughter of Mr. Theodore Steblein, was married yesterday afternoon at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at Mount Washington, to Mr. John F. Campbell, son of General Thomas W. Campbell. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. P. L. Chapelle D. D., assited by Rev. Fathers Meade, Lyman and Sartori. The bride wore a wine colored silk, trimmed richly with velvet and a bridal bonnet sans the bridal veil, and the groom was dressed in a black suit, with white gloves and necktie.
About 150 guest were present among whom were Mr. J. Q. A. Holloway and family, R. W. Rasin, Thomas M. Lanahan, W. C. N. Carr, Mr. Steifel and family, W. F. McKewen, Charles E. Savage, Augustus Albert, John Martin and other prominent citizens.
After the marriage ceremony the guest repaired to the residence of the bride's parents where, after partaking of a bounteous collation, dancing and other festivities, which time the happy couple took the train for New York on a bridal tour.
Morning News Condensed.
Charley Ross's father is investigating the case of another supposed Charleyin western Pennsylvania.
The Pacific Mills, Brooklyn, were destroyed by fire last night. Loss $200,000.
James McDonnell and Martin Bergen, "Mollie Maguires," will be hanged on the 18th instant.
A man was killed and two others injured yestereday by the falling of a rock several hundred feet into the Vershire cooper mines at Eli, Vermont.
Condensed News.
Henry Fisher, of Ottawa, Canada issues a challenge to skate any man in the United States from ten to one hundred miles for $500.
The jury in the case of William H. Devlin, on trial at Cambridge, Mass., for the murder of his wife at Lowell a year ago, after an all night session returned a verdict this morning of "quilty of murder in the first degree." The case has been appealed to the full bench on a bill of exceptions.