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Description: News Briefs [1 of 2] Page 3Date: February 12 1885
Newspaper published in: Washington, D. C.
The Evening Star February 12, 1885 News Briefs [1 of 2] Page 3
Thirteen men lost their lives in the colliery explosion at New Glasgow, N. S. Most of the victims have large families. Nine horses were also killed.
The British bark Erinna, from New York to Antwerp, with a cargo of petroleum, has been passed at sea, dismantelled [sp.] and on fire. The fate of the crew I unknown.
While driving from Philadelphia to Media, Pa., Tuesday night, James HARRADY, colored, was frozen to death.
President GARRETT, of the B. &O. Railroad, denies emphatically that his road has secured enough Jersey Central stock to control that road.
William DUDGEON, living near Hammondsville, Hart county, Ky., owing to grief over the death of his wife and child, committed suicide Tuesday night by cutting his throat.
Ex-Prosecuting Attorney James CAPLIS, of Detroit, began action yesterday against the Free Press, alleging libel and asking $25,000 damages. The Free Press stated that he drew unlawfully from the treasury of Wayne county $2,562.
Lewis STARTZER, a young married man, was sentenced to twenty years' imprisonment, at Cumberland, Md., yesterday, for rape.
China Will Ask Indemnity - A dispatch from San Francisco says: The Chinese government intends making the expulsion of the Chinese from Eureka, Cal., on the 7th inst., an international matter, and will claim indemnity from the United States.
Fatal Incendiary Fire at Charleton [sp.], W. Va. - An incendiary fire at Charleston, W. Va., yesterday morning, destroyed the Kanawha hotel and adjourning houses. Walter HANNA, who was ill, was burned to death. Other inmates of the hotel escaped in their night clothing. Loss, $12,000.
Funeral Services in a Theater - A solemn and impressive funeral service will take place at noon to-morrow at Ford's grand opera house, Baltimore, over the remains of William FORRESTER, late stage manager of the Boston Ideal opera company. The entire opera company will be present, with their manager, Miss E. H. OBER. The sermon will be by the Rev. L. C. BURKE, of the third Evangelical church, Baltimore. The music will be rendered by the Boston Ideals and a grand orchestra. The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks will render their ritual at the receiving vault.
A Historic Hotel Burned. - The Leyden house, at Atlanta, Ga., was burned yesterday. The house was the headquarters of the confederate army during the siege of Atlanta, and when Sherman burned the city it was the only building of any prominence left standing.
A Brief Stay in a Convent - Miss Elizabeth ESMOND, one of the young ladies who entered the convent of Notre Dame at Annapolis, Md., last week, came out after remaining there three days, and before she had received the habit of a candidate. Miss ESMOND is the only daughter of a widow lady, who could not bear the separation from her daughter and caused her to return and live with her.
Shot His Wife's Betrayer Dead on Sight. - On Saturday night a stranger rode up to the ranch of A. J. NATHANS, near Coleman, Texas, and asked for Dudley HENDERSON. When the latter, a young man, came out, the stranger shot him dead and rode away. The stranger was a wealthy stockman, who lived about 50 miles from Coleman, whose wife had been seduced by HENDERSON. The latter had come to NATHANS' ranch to hide himself from the wronged husband.