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rLATTSMOUTIl WEEK Li HERALD, , Til URS DA T, DEOKMRfR 1:?, 1SS3.
THE BIRMINGHAM ftlOT.
A Number of Prominent Citizens
Lose Their Lives In Their
Efforts to Provent
Troopson the Scence.
lilRM INOH an, Ala., Dec. 9. The crowd
which had been collecting on the s'.rects
for several hours last night, at midnight
advanced on the county jail with the in
tention of lynching K. It. Ilawes, charg
ed with the murder of hU wife and child.
Many of the lct citizens tried to rensen
with the crowd and prevent trouble, and
BOine lost their lives in the attempt.
When the crowd was within a few feet
of the j:iil door, and had failed to heed
the numerous warnings, the officers open
ed fire upon them, killing three men in
stantly, futdly wounding seven, and
wounding more or lesa seriously about
thirty others. The following la a full
list of the killed and wounded:
M. IJ. Throckmorton, postmaster, a
prominent and popular citizen.
An unknown negro was shot through
the lungn and died this morning.
J. 11. MeCoy was toward the front of
the crowd when the firing commenced,
lie fell wounded at the first volley,
A. i. Tarrant was shot in the back and
A. I). Bryant was shot through the
heart. He was near the front and did
his best to restrain the crowd.
f C. Tate, fatally wounded.
C, Si.iit;. (cyjarcd) killed.
Lawrence Fitzhugh, badly wounded.
Clris. liailep, fatally wounded.
A U. Schiede, fatally wounded. Sev
eral of his companions were wounded,
but less seriously.
pins?. Jenkins, killed.
A mm named hranden killed.
Fr.ink Childer, killed.
.1. V. Gilmore, fatally wounded.
J. T. Montgomery, Mr. Berkley. Chas.
Bailey, J. 1 1. Merrill, Matt Kennedy, J.
Y. 0yen, Albert Smith (Vo'ored), and
W. A. hoyU yvere ad biuliy wiiunded in
from one to three places.
Most of the nbuva were married and
some of the dead leave large families.
Colonel Thomas G. Jones, of the Sec
pod rciiiput of Alabama state troops.
BViyed here tjiis morning wijJi five com
panies and is confident of his ability to
prevent any further attempt nt inob
violence. There was much excitement
for a. while last night, but it has subsided
St- Lqlis, Mo., Ike 0. A special
from Birmingham, Ala., says: The situa
tion is comparatively tjuiet today, though
the feeling is intense and the authorities
have taken every precaution to avert a
repetition cf last night's horrors. Colo
nel B. F. Jones, of the Second regiment,
arrived today and assigned command of
j!he miliiia. 'Iierifi Smith, in an inter
view, said In deeply regretted the
occurrences of last night, but felt that he
bad simply done his duty in upholding
Vi(t majesty t)f the Uvf. He sajdljegnve
the mo!j ample warning and did not
give the order to tire until it w is abso
lutely necessary to do so, and that after
the mob had begun to fire upon the jail.
Mayor Thompson, who was only in
ducted into oflice last Wednesday, issued
'proclamation this u;orning, expressing
sympathy for the families of the victims
of last night's tragedy, and deeply re
gretting the occurrence, but favoring a
maintenance of law and order, and ap
pealing to all who love peace and good
1 i - .;. 1.1:,. Kl j
oruer io reiraiii iru;u puuiiu ussciuumgc
and rem iin in the riaiet of their homes.
Tn Birmlnynam Massa;re.
B i iiM i n t; ii am, Ala., Dec. 11. The cor
oaor is endeavoring to get at the bottom
pf the facts in Saturday night's massacre.
The excitement etill runs very high, and
the people are divided in opinion over
the action of the ollicers. One very re
markable feature is that nearly every man
killed had been shot in the back, show
ing that the crowd had turned away in
the alley when the riling began.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En;
ineeii, of which Ilawes is a member,
have telegraphed that they have engaged
a detective to look up the case. They
believe that Il.iwes is inuocent of the
crime, and that the colored woman, Fan
nie Bryant, and Albert Patterson mur
dered aud robbed Mrs. Ilawes, and then
killed the children.
""'"ft jg repined vhiit ifawes hs made a
full confession of his crime.
In addition to the injured whose names
were given last night, there are a large
number of poople who received slight
but not disabling wounds, and are there
fore not reported at the hospital.
erain prcmineui ouici&l3 in the city
have telegraphed Governor Seay that
they consider it necessary for him to be
here, and have asked him to come at
once. Many telegrams passed yesterday
between the governor and city officials.
The funerals of Postmaster Throckmor
ton and other victims took place yester
day afternoon with impVesslveceremoEies.'
Sheriff Smith still claims the crowu
" Nashville, Tenn., Dec- U- A special
from Birmingham, Ala., says: CjoYcrtor
ijeay arr.ivtd 1,'ere at "1 1 :3a last night and
is In conference with Col. Jones. lie
says that from the reports he has received
he thinks Sheriff Smith did his duty.
TheNew Airship Obeys Her "Rud
der" Like Her Ocean Sisters.
New Yokk, Dec. 9. A balloon ascen
Bion, under the direction of the uoyelty
Air Ship company, was made yesterday
afternoon at Coney Island. Peter C.
Campbell, a South Brooklyn jeweler, is
the inventor. James L. Allen, a profes
sional aeronaut, of Providence, It. I.,
made the start at 4 o'lclock. The airship
moved upward to the height of 500 feet.
There is remained stationary for several
minutes and finally under the direction
of the aeronaut moved about in different
courses at his will. After maneuvering
about in the air for half an hour, the ship
took a northeast course, and came to the
ground in the village of Sheephead Bay,
Allen states that in all its movements,
with but few exceptions, the machine
obeyed the action of its various propellers
screws, and that the landing made was
intentional. The air ship combines the
principles of a balloon and a flying ma
chine. The balloon is cigar-shaped, sixty
feet long and forty-two feet in diameter
in the center. The car and flying ma
chine is suspended from the balloon by
means of a bar running lengthwise under
it. A propeller is provided on both sides
pf the car, and hinged wings are adjusted
$o as to allow a yertjeal movement at
right angles to the car, like the wings of
birds. The inventor of the ship has
formed a company with a capital of
A Bold Young Robber.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 10. Hugh Harper,
a desperado well known throughout
western Kansas, entered t)e slqre of Mr.
Turner, of Harold, Ness county, yester
day afternoon and presented a bill for
change. When Mr. Turner opened
his . cash drawer young Harper
covered him with a six-shooter
and nwe I'im hafil flVcr wllnt money
he had, which amounted to $J)3. Harper
then got on his horse and headed
for Ness City. The sheriff was warned
to look out for him, but he got into
town without the knowledge of that
ofj-jcef. Uoit d.11'1 he Y;M discovered
leaving town, and the race eommencd.
The sheriff organized a posse, and after
an e.xeltoing chase oveitjok the young
man some six or seven miles south of
town. He fired on the sheriff's posse,
wounding one officer, and then put spui-3
tq ljs jc.rsc Tj.e thtrit toofc a Wear euf
for Harold and arrived there In time to
see the voung man ride in. He soon
covered him and commanded him to
halt, but he turned and rode in an oppo
site direction. Harper was fired on and
brought to tl;e ertl,. TmQ bail shattered
Ids Jeg belqw the knee, and ' "will be
ctjppled for life. IJe was brought to
Ness city find his woijp.da VvCIO dressed.
The "Q" Strike.
Chicago, Dec. 11. A final attempt
will be made in a few days by a com
mittee of the engineers wh, "j,'.e.t oa a
stride qn ihe iiuriington road last Febru
ary to get the men back to work upon
the old terms, or better. The result of
the conference is bound to be important,
for if tho tyei paqQQt get back the com
mittee haa power to renew the efforts
made last spring and declare a general
boycott on "Q" freight. If this boycott
is declared, it is said the switchmen will
seek to defeat the engineers for the reason
that the former vow vengeance against
the engineer au.d charge them with
treachery in having induced them to
strike last spring and then leaving them
in the lurch.
An Incident With a Moral
Last night as a certain young man of
this city was wending his way homeward,
sometime after dark, picking his way up
one of the back streets over the loose
boards of an imitation of sidewalk,
guided by the faint rays of light from a
corner street lamp, he was startled . by a
sudden rustling nnd rqnning sound across
the street, and the animal causing it was
coming towards him. His first thoughts
were of mad dogs and most everything
of that description that can be imagined
when one thinks he is standing in immin
ent danger of something but he don't
know what; his first glance in that
direction called to mind. an. enmention
able animal, but as the rustling, running
animal or animals drew hear he
discerned by the dim light that it was
a common house cat under full headway
after a rat, and they were making straight
for Lim. With an understanding of the
circumstances he recovered his senses
" I'll give that cat a lesson in rat killing,'
te nought tq Lim.self, Jus; as the rat
bounded across his path towards his
right. He swung his left foot right
about, intending to lift the rodent into
eternity with one effort. Oh undesired
assistance wed to hasty miscalculation,
thi e only children are sore disappoint
ment and chagrin ! The rat ran sway,
the cat ran away, and the young man got
home after many a painful step. His
right ankle had projected into the course
of his left heel, and today he wears an
aristocratic step not altogether pleasant.
Moral: Don't monkey with other
people s business.
Wool boots with rubbers reduced to
$2.uQ at Sherwood's mens arctics only
tJ3 c at Sherwood's, sold elsewhere for
-r-i'Saow''' is used a a substitute for
"Rats," "Chestnuts," Tn the Soup,
and such expressions, by the street pa-
, raders today.
Amos Chase caught a Urge wild cat
last week in a steel trap.
George Hendrickson has repaired tho
old brick parsonage by putting on a new
roof, and new windows, and is keeping
bachelor's hall there.
Our fall term of school closed last
week on Wednesday, and the winter
term began this week on Monday and is
taught by Mr. O. W. Curtis.
James Glial fant and wife got back
from Wyoming territory last week and
have moved into the old home again
fully satisfied with the western 'ho busi
ness. Mr. Frank Lambert is down sick in
bed with an old trouble that he contract
ed while in the army, and his recovery is
Byron Young came down from Key a
Paha county a few weeks ago and thinks
he will winter at the old home this win
ter. By the way, his father, Mr. L. II.
Young, has sold his farm for if 2,500. and
he intends to move away In the spilner,
but has not yet decided where he will
Last Tuesday night, after the services
at the Methodist church were over, a
wagon from the Carroll farm was upset
by a bad place in the road as they started
from the church. Mrs. Charles Carroll
was quite badly hurt, aqd Miss Nettie
Campbell had an arm badly sprained.
The road was repaired the next day.
Lou. Sawyer is recovering, butjslowly,
from his feyer.
L. C. Eikhoff is very ill of typhoid
fever, at his hciofi.
Mrs. Jagemeier a German woman living
about three miles southeast of town who
has been suffering from cancer on the
tonguo, has had a portion ot her tongue
amputated and reported to be getting
Messrs. Butler fc Bray, the Idaho
horsemen, who have been here for the
past month with horses on the market
have disposed of the last of their herd to
Mr. Sweeney, and gone home.
Jack Else, of Buffalo, county, is in town.
M. M. Shives, who has been absent at
his home in Maryland for some weeks,
has returned looking hale and hearty.
Mr. Timblin was at Springfield attend
ing an educationl meeting of some Hjd
. .. .
Our school board has had some much
needed repairs made in the lower room.
Our solemn friend, Geo. D. Madison.
still finds a few pointed connuftdivons to
put to his aruuaiia'uvicg of, democratic
prc,c,t ukv;, 1 ' ;"
Fred Washer has rented. butcher
shop to Charley O'Brien and signifies his
intention to shake tho dust of South Bend
from his feet for all time.
M'$S Mary LwWitfc who has been visit
ing her sis'er, Mrs. J. A. Sutton, during
the summer, returned to her home in
Ohio a short time since.
Mr. Thad Adams is improving his
property cm Cherry street by moving
houses on it and fitting them up for
The accessions to our high school has
made it necessary to have more help
Miss Augel h is been employed.
The death of Alfred, the little son of
Mr. and Mrs. Spann, occurred on Thurs
day, after an illness of oyer a year. Mr.
G. W. M. ay field conducted the funeral
ceremonies on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were at Weeping
Water Friday night aud Saturday going
trom there to Springfield where Mr. Sut
ton delivered'a lecture to the teachers of
Sarpy county on the subject "Schools of
the Past, Present and Future."
A movement is on foot now to organ
ize a K. of P. lodge here. Prof, is work
ing the ropes on that score. Success, let
the good work go on.
The Union Pottery is now being re
paired and rearranged and will be in
running order by Xmas. The proprietor
Mr. Wade, says it will be started about
Jan. 2, 1SS9.
Dr. A. V. Robinson was in town Mon
day making professional calls.
Mrs. M. Peterson is in Omaha today.
Quite a number of cases of diphtheria
are reported to be in town at present..
Mrs. M. Peterson has purchased the
property where Sir, Thad Adams has his
hardware store and her son-in-law, Mr.
E. Palmer will remove hisstock of goods
into it soon.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The school case which was brought
up for trial several times and was finally
continued until yesterday niorping, oc
cupied nearly the whole day and was very
interesting. It was tried before Judge
Clifford and a jury of six business men
of the city. The suit was brought about
by ii'r. J. Woodson, proprietor of the
Cottage House, against Prof. Geo. Chat-
burn, principal of the high school, on
account of a whipping h.e had given his
son Tommy for disobedience. Although
the boy was badly marked up, as was
shown in the evidence, yet he was not
seriously injured in any way as was testi
fied by two physicians who were employ
to examine the boy. There were many
witnesses on the cr.s3, ao.&g whom, were
sevetal o,f the lady teachers of the high
gchool who testified that the boy had
been under their instruction and that
they hnd, aa a rule, found him to be very
J unruly and hard to manage. Miss Saf-
ford, who is his present teacher, called
the principal to her assistance only when
the boy would not submit to her, peace
ably. "When Mr. Chatburn arrived and
took him in charge, he was allowed ten
chances, as the boy testified, to do the
woik set before him, which was to write
three hundred words, as a punishment for
misconduct. Mr. Chatburn swore that
after he had struck the boy over !e
limbs but live times when lie flatly refus
ed to ob'-y, that he did not strike him
more than three or four times . "cr that
without allowing him an opportunity to
do his work. Mr. Chatham was accused
of striking the boy o i the buck and cur,
cutting it so that it bled profus-.-ly, but
he swore that he did not strike the buy
on either place, and had been very par
ticular to only whip him on b-g.
Several of the lady teachers testified that
they saw the boy about an hour after the
whipping, riding around the streets o:
horseback, which statement the boy ad
mitted, wliich goes to show that the
bruises he bore were nol of a very serious
nature. After the jury had been addres
sed by tho defense, no ne presentdoubt
ed but that the verdict would be as it
was, Not Guilty." The jury were
unanimo'.H in th ir verdict and agreed in
a very few minute. If the ease had
gone in favor of the prosecution, "and
if the hoy would ag'du att"nd school, the.
beet teacher in the country would 1
obliged to resign, as the whole school
would consider themselves unpunishable
and graduate as a band of nulla v, but
as it is, such trouble will not probably
occur again with the same pupil. All
right thinking people will say that the
case was justly treated. r,ad ihat ihe jury
iiutett wisely. Although the plaintiff
cannot understand how the jury returned
the vorlwj Yi did, there are many who
evv ttoattm asters.
Washington, Dec. U.- Willard D.
Morgarerge has been appointed post
master at Simon, Cherry county, Neb.,
vice Elias Stillwell, resigned.
The following Iowa posiu.asters have
Veefl appointed; ftmily Brian. Blairstown
Benton county, yice Jane Applyate, re
signed; Chas. II. Buech, Goos Lake.
Clinton county, vice P. A. Gohlra.auu,
resigned; Andrew T- B.an, Lelghton,
Mahasl;f; comity, vice D. A. Gray, re
signed; Lorrnza D. Ewin, Levey, Polk
county, vice L. B. Laub, resigned.
The light running Howe at Robert I
Sherwood's only $25.00.
Husband. Mary, won't you
mend this horse blanket ? I have
only had it two weeks.
Wife. I will mend your shirts
and pants, but I draw the line at
horse blankets. They smell bad.
Husband. If you will mend
this one, I will buy a SA Horse
Blanket next time, and you won't
have to mend it.
5A Five MHe.
Eu FW 1U1i of Warp Thrdf.
5A Boss Stable.
EtrocgMt Hon Blanket ld.
Jut t!ie thins 'or Oat-Door Jh.
5A Extra Test,
Something New, Vei-7 Strong,
30 other styles
At prises to suit tv.rybody.
For sale by all dealers.
None genuine without this
5 Trade Mark sewed inside.
Copyrighted 1888, by Wm. AvpS & Sc.;i5-l
Dr. C- A. Marshall
Preservation of the Natural Teeth a
Specialty. Auesthetics given for Pain
lkss Filling or Extraction of Tekth.
Artificial teeth made on Gold, Silver,
Rubber or Celluloid Plates, and inserted
as soon as teeth are extracted when de
All work warranted. Prices reasonable,
FiTZGKBALn Block. Pi.vrraMOUTH, Neb
Long enough to tell you that our ! ine of Fall
Dry Goods is unsurpassed.
J. TC 3Z
Rich Surmay Rugs
All w;,iti.0 .,-! .-r
I. i. Mill II,.
Underwear of ail Kinds
"We have the
LARGEST and BE ST LIKE?
In the City. An inspectson will con
Wo liavc the best lighted .store
Ills Hfiii'f Tnlm
Tj Cj V
Parlor, Dining Room and Kitchen
FUEN ITU J
The Lruvest ai:l Must Comi.k-le Sleek i:i the City.
AND A CO.MPLETK
H IC JNT I "Y
Bank Cass County
CotEfcr Mfcii) and Sixth Streets.
. C. II. PA R'TFI.E, President, 1
1 J M. PATIEftdO'. Cashier.
Transacts a General BanHni Business
HIGHEST CASH PRICE.
Paid for County and City Warraiili i
inl Dromptly remitted for.
C. H.Parr Hp, J.M.Patterson.
Fred Gorder, A. B. Sir.ith.
K. H. Windham. M. Morrisey,
James Patterson. Jr.
ALFRED DOLGE S
Celebrate French Slippers
R. SHER WOOD'S
Yt M . B RQ Y N E,
P rsonal attention to all Cusirt Cctrust
to my care.
XOTASY IX OFFICE.
Titles Eximlnt-d. Alitp.rct roiuf.i'.ed. In
surance Written, Peal E-it&le Sld.
Better Facilities for maklni; F&rm.Ixaw8 thaa
Any Q tiier Agescj
ani Your Attention
A line line of White and Colored
B-IA1N KTS I
-A. 2NT 3D
(Jet our prices before you buy.
c i.iur i. lie in ; in
A Superb Ltnc of
j Henrietta Cloth,
And Goods of Cheaper (Quality.
ruoins in the Slate f Ncbr:i.4.:
' x CXI
N T7" T7I m n
rl O Ih X O
FOR ALL FUNERALS.
Wagon and Blacksmith Shop.
Machine and Plow
A Specialty. He uses tho
Horseshoe, the Rest Hoe.-hoj for lh(3
Fanner, or for Fast l'rlv'nr asui City
purposes, ever invented. It is nmde s-
anyone c-iin can put on Silimp or Hat eorkw
as ner-dod for w-t nnd slippery rond, .r
nioutli dry romls. Vnll nd Exfiniino
thee Shoos and yon will hav no utln-r.
J. M- Schneilbacher,
'Ah St., I'liittsmouth, Nel.
S. F. THOMAS.
Attoniev-at-Law and Notary P:?lip. OfUce in
Fitzgerald Ploek. Piatttinoutli, Neb.
A TICKS tY.
A. X. fnXIVAN.
Attorney-st-Lavr. T'ill eiva prompt attention
to &'. Inii'ini"' ntpist'?' to Mm. OFc.e in
Cltjon R'.ock. East ?de. Plattsmouth. Npb.
StHpli? and Fancy (ief-ru's. Glassware anil
Crockery. Flour and Feed.
- Send Tour job work to the Hkhald
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