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  • HOME SEWS 03 THE WIRE A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS AT(

    THE ARTESIAN CITY. f

    Section* of a Freight Train Coma jfo- gether with Disastrous Results near

    • Columbus—A Prominent t ltl*4i f

    Atlanta Drop* Heart—The Convict Blamed for Betting Hi* Feet Frozen.

    Albany, Ga., Feb. 12.—'Therehas been quite a chapter of accidents here, llobei t Colwell, yard switchman on the South- western Railroad, had his left caught be- tween the engine and car while engaged in coupling this morning. Tbe car passed over his leg cuttingit off below the knot. Be was an employe of fourteen yeai“ Standing. His wife was attacked with spasms and is seriously ill from the

    Last night a negro. Martin Evans by ■ame, strolled into the oil mill to see brother who wa* employed there. ole leaning against the hoppers hls band be came entangled and was te Jrl > 'between two cog wheels. It was amj u

    Wilson! wVde stretching a barbed-WVe fence on the Wilder wo m.les from town, this morning, met with a

    seu- % accident. While the wire wus at an extreme tension it snapped,

    cutting his hand and arm fearfully.

    A fine amateur entertainment was given mt Willingham opera house last

    night, fin the benefit of St. Paul’s Church Guild. The attendance was gratifying. It is to he repeated next week for the benefit ol ♦fie Baptist and Episcopal churches.

    | yA B VLIi AT THOMASVIDIiK. bn andvome Costume*. Pretty Women

    f and Flashing Diamond*. Thomasvillk, Ga., Feb. 12.—Mrs. L.

    j H. Baldwin gave a-‘high tea” yesterdayj afternoon from 3 tos at her cottage, “Pine j Bloom,” and among the many alighting from their carriages the News oorre- spondent saw:

    .Mrs. Peaslee, of Cincinnati, brocaded | 'civet, chenille trimming; ornaments, diamonds.

    Miss Mamie Wright, Thomasvllle, cream silk, cardinal velvet and lace; or- naments, diamonds.

    Mrs. Paxton, Thomasville, biack velvet dress, pink curlew point lace; ornaments, diamonds.

    Miss Libbie Freeman, Springfield, 111., wine velvet dress, trimmed in rosary, beads, gilt passamenterie; ornaments, diamonds.

    Mrs. Morris, Madeville, Pa., Ottoman silk trimmed in satin passamenterie; or- naments. diamonds.

    Miss Mary Freeman, Springfield, 111., green velvet dress trimmed in jet and sieel irredesoent beads; ornaments, dia- monds.

    Miss Macey, New York, wine colored silk; ornaments, pearls and sapbires.

    Theorchestra was hidden behind flow- ers in the conservatory.

    Tne Pfney Woods, with its 225 guests, lias tbe appearance ot a village within it- self, while the new Mitchell, justopened five days since, shows an average of thir- ty guests per day.

    FLORIDA’S ORANGE TREES. The Press Association Passes (explana-

    tory Resolutions.

    Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 12.—At the annual meeting of the State Press Asso- ciation yesterday the following resolu- tions were unanimously adopted.

    Tbe Florida Press Association assem- bled in regular annual meeting, having bad their attention drawn to numerous published exaggerations and misrepre- sentations of tbe extent of the damage done in Florida by the recent unprece- dented cold weather, and knowing that thousands of persons are looking lorward to settlement in this State we are dis- turbed by these unlounded statements and deem it proper to make a true and candid statement ot the facts as tbov exist without coloring and without partiality. It is therefore—

    Resolved, That we, the members ot the Florida Press Association, coining from all parts of tbe State, and therelore fully cognizant of the real condition of the orange groves as now shown at the end of 30 days trom the time of the freeze, state the following as the true facts in reierence thereto:

    1. That inconsequence of the exceeding low temperature the larger part of the fruit remaining on the trees was frozen.

    2. That liearing treps, and trees which were in healthy condition, received no injury, although losing tbeir leaves, and are already budding with the promise ol a fair crop for the present year.

    3. That while the trees in the more northerly counties are not as advanced in budding out. It is believed that in no por- tion of the orange growing region of Florida have the trees received any ma- terial damage.

    4. Tual it has been demonstrated that orange trees can sustain a much lower degree of cold than has been heretofore supposed, giving renewed assurance of thesafety and durability of the orange growing interests of the State.

    Atlanta’s Artesian Water. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 12.—At a meeting

    of tbe Water Commissioners and the Com- mittee ou Water Works, held to-night, it was decided to put clown three miles of water pipe to distribute tbe flow ol water from the artesian well. The Council will endorse the action ol the commissioners and the Water Works Committee, and the pipes will lie laid at once.

    A BIG RIOT AT LEICESTER BTIUKING FACTORY HANDS

    HM l*H WINDOWS. ; Charges uf the i’olice Successfully K-

    Ntstvd—The Socialist Leaders of Lon- j dou Cali on Gladstone, hut Find hlin

    I Out—Th* Reply of the Premier s Bec- retary Unsatisfactory.

    1 London, Feb. 12.—The striking opera- tives in thefactoriesat Leicester renewed tbeir riotous demonstrations to-day. They attacked and sacked several houses. The police frequently charged the strikers (luring the day, and in each instance were resisti and. many policemen being injured. The authorities were alarmed *at the ag- gressiveness of the strikers, and seeing that the regular police force was inade- quate to cope with the disorderly ele- ments, ordered theappointment of special policemen, and a number ol citizeus have been sworn in to do duty as such.

    Tne operators continued their riotous demonstrations until a late hour to-night. Many street lamps were smashed. Twen- ty-seven rioters were arrested. The mob has made several but unavailingattempts to rescue the prisoners.

    CALLS ON GLADSTONE. Burns, Hyndman, Champion, Watts

    and Williams, who managed the Trafal- gar square meeting last Monday, called in a body to-day at Mr. Gladstone’s offi- cial residence in Dowuing street, for tbe purpose of obtaining an interview with that gentleman. Mr. Gladstone was absent at the time, and his secretary re- ceived the callers. The Socialists stated that the object of tbeir visit was to obtain from Mr. Gladstone some declaration of tbe government’s intention withregard to affordingreliel for the unemployed work- men of the country by means ol public works.

    THE OBJECT IN VIEW. Tbey desired to obtain tbis information

    before uturnpiug tbe country in tbe im- pending labor agitation, in order to be able to carry as much encouragement as possible to the people.

    Mr. Gladstone’s Secretary advised the deputation to call at the office of the Sec- retary for Home Affairs, as the subject was not one properly pertaining to the Treasury Department, of which Mr. Glad- stone is first Lord.

    THE REPLY UNSATISFACTORY. This reply was received wilh dissatis-

    laction and the deputation banded tbe secretary a document tor Mr. Gladstone's perusal. Tbis was in the nature of a for- mal declaration insisting on behalf of the unemployed workingmen that the govern- ment take immediate steps to relieve their pressiug needs.

    Air. Childers, Home Secretary, has ap- pointed a committee, of which he is President, to inquire into the character and origin of tue recent riots aud the conduct of the police.

    DARIEN’S TIMBER TRADE.

    Colored Meu Beginning to Accumulate Property— l h Kyats Purchase.

    Darien, (> a., Feb 12—The supply of tim- ber continues steady and cutters leave for the up-country with the impression that In these dull times timber cutting is as profitable an occupation as they could en- gage in.

    It is a feature worthy of notice that among the owners of timber floated down to Darien a large numberare colored men. This iact confirms the theory that certain occupations tend to make even this pro- verbially tbrittless race become aware ot the advantages following in the footsteps of an accumulation of worldly goods. There are on the Altamaba river many colored men of tbis description who per- sonally conduct extensive and profitable timber cutting businesses, and who dis- play a surprising degree of skill and shrewdness both as to manufacture and gelling to advantage.

    The steam-tug Crescent City has been doing some good and remunerative work lately in the shape or towing stranded vessels off. and the best feature of this is that in neither case does the stranding re- dound to the discredit of the port, being simply attributable to tbe common dan- gers ot navigation. Tbe vessels in ques- tion did not strand whileattempting to enter.

    The land purchase from the Ryals fami- ly, reported in most of the Georgia dallies Is being explained by the attorney rt- lerred to in the reports. Tbis explana- tion may possibly prove a slight inaccu- racy as to the reported time of purohase, but it will never succeed in dissipating the impression produced by the stern fact that a lot of very valuable land was bought for a mere trifle.

    FREIGHT CARS WRECKED. Breaking of a Coupline Pin on a Down

    Grade the Chum.

    Columbus, Ga., Feb., 12.—A serious accident occurred to-day at Knight’s sta- tion on tbe Columbus and Western road about two miles from this city by wnich six freight cars were thrown from tbe track and badly smashed up, as was also tbeir contents. The train consisted of 32 loaded cars due here at 12:4t>o’clock, and the accident occurred about 1:30 o’clock, as tbe train left Opelika a little later than ite regular schedule time. Twelve cars became uncoupled and