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The Huntsville Weekly Democrat
The Huntsville Weekly Democrat
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Description: Personals, Marriage of Bolling & Walker, Deaths, Local Items, US News, Legal Notices, Classifieds

Date: November 2 1881

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Microfilm at Huntsville Library

Page/Column: Page 3

Dr. Gilbert C. Greenway left, last week, for his residence at Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Greenway and her sisters, Misses Sanie and Shelby White, and Master Addison Greenway, went to New York.

J. Withers Clay, Jr., and Henry Newman left, yesterday, to visit the Atlanta Exposition.

J. J. McDavid, Esq., who went to Atlanta, last week, on professional business, and took in the Exposition has come back, and is enthusiastic in his exposition of the Exposition.

We had the pleasure of greeting Robert T. Simpson, Esq., of Florence, Ala., in our city, yesterday.

Rev. Father Ryan, the Poet-Priest of the South, is expected in our city, shortly.

Mrs. Governor Patton is visiting the family of J. J. McDavid, Esq.

We regret to learn that Mrs. Chas. H. Patton, who has been ill for several weeks, is but little, if any, better.

Dr. Wm. H. Bolling, Dean of the Louisville Medical College, who came here to attend his brother's marriage, left yesterday.

Mrs. C. C. Clay, after spending two days in Huntsville, left for her country residence, "Wildwood," today.


BOLLING - WALKER. - At the residence of the bride's mother, in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday, November 1, 1881, at 12 m., by Rev. Dr. J. M. Banister, Rector of the Church of the Nativity, JOHN M. BOLLING, ESQ., of the City of New York, to MISS MARGARET P. WALKER, only daughter of the late Judge Richard W. Walker.
The bridegroom is a worthy member of one of the first families of Virginia, and now, a practicing lawyer in the City of New York - the bride a lady of rare personal beauty and intellectual graces. The invitations were limited to relatives and a few select friends. We learn that the profuse and magnificent decorations of the Walker house made it redolent with choicest perfumes, and radiant with beauty, enhanced by the brilliant array of silver service and other presents; and the prandial entertainment was magnificent in display, and delicious to the taste. The happy couple left for their New York home, followed by the many blessings of tender love and fond friendship.


JONES. - Near New Market, Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 8, 1881, of typhoid fever, JAMES A. JONES, son of Col. Wm. B. Jones, aged nearly 25 years.
We learn that the deceased was very exemplary: that, for 12 years, he had been a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, had made his calling and election sure, and was prepared to meet his Lord.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." We tender sincere condolence to his young wife, and to his aged father, who has lost five of his family, including his wife, within ten months.

WHITE. - At her residence in Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 27, 1881, MRS. SARAH A. H. WHITE, in her 77th year.
Mrs. White had been, many years, a widow, and a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Such were her daily walk and conversation, her precepts and example, that her children have reason to rise up and call her blessed, and her Church to regard her as a mother in Israel, a full sheaf, ready to be gathered into the garner of the Lord.

We regret to learn of the death, last night, of MRS. SALLIE WARD, the venerable mother of our esteemed countryman, Geo. W. Ward. She died at her home four miles West of Huntsville and was in her 82d year.


We hear that there was a delightful Musicale at the residence of J. J. MCDAVID, Esq., last night, in which a number of the best amateurs of our city participated, and, then, were entertained with an elegant supper.

New Manufacturing Enterprise for Huntsville
We have, repeatedly, alluded to the Curry cotton chopper, invented and patented by our respected countryman, Capt. B. J. Curry. Now, we are glad to announce that he and several other enterprising citizens of Madison county have leased for five years, from the M. & C. R. R. Company, the large brick building at the Huntsville Depot known as the smoke house, which they purpose to convert into a two-story brick building for the manufacture of The Curry Cotton Chopper, primarily. An iron foundry wilt be worked in connection with the chopper factory. Machinery will be put in the building, for general iron work on the second story. The machinery has been purchased, we understand, and is on the way to Huntsville. We congratulate Capt. Curry, his associates, and the Huntsville public, on the assured establishment of this industry here, and wish it abundant success. Huntsville is, again, on the ascending grade of prosperity. Cotton, cotton seed oil, and cotton chopper factories, iron foundry and machine shop - all in one year. Io triumphe!

Finale of the Lanier-Love Affair.
The following telegram to the New Orleans Democrat gives the results of the trial of JOHN F. LANIER for killing D. L. LOVE:
GREENVILLE, MISS., Oct. 25, 1881, 4 p. m. - Lanier, who killed D. L. Love here, last Friday, was examined before Judge Valliant, Mayor of Greenville, to-day, and acquitted. - Mayor Valliant is one of our most highly respected citizens, and his decision is endorsed by the entire community. The details of the assault by Love on the wife of Lanier are utterly unfit for publication. It appeared at the trial that Love was an unsuccessful suitor, and persecuted the lady before her marriage, and, after that event, sought the revenge of blasting her character. In thus discharging the prisoner, who was defended by Percy & Yerger, of Greensville, and Milton Humes, of Huntsville, Mayor Valliant said: "I have been a practicing lawyer for more than twenty years, and I have never seen or read of such a case as this - there is no law to fit the defendant in a case like this. If any one, in a position like that occupied by him, had sued for damage, she would simply have been laughed at. It is therefore my opinion that he did just what I or any other man of honor would do, and I, therefore, discharge the prisoner, and bid him go hence without delay." This opinion was received with shouts of applause.
Capt. Milton Humes, Dr. Harris, W. M. Holding, Wm. R. Rison, and Wm. F. Baldridge, who went to Greenville - the first as attorneys, the rest as witnesses for Lanier, returned with him, his father Burwell C. Lanier, Sr., and brother, B. C. Lanier, Jr. on Friday last. They have given us many details of the sad affair, which we deem unnecessary for publication. All of them are warm in their expressions of gratitude to the noble citizens, male and female, of Greenville, for their cordial sympathy and generous hospitality. The following from the Aberdeen Examiner expresses the general sentiment of people everywhere, so far as we ascertain it from the public journals:
"Public sympathy throughout this State is with Mr. Lanier, and even Love's warmest friends expected and justified the deed."

The Federal Courts
After a three weeks' session of the U. S. Circuit and District Courts, Judge Bruce dismissed the petit jurors on Saturday morning last. Monday morning, he adjourned the Courts for the term and left for Montgomery.
During the last days of the Courts, the following cases were disposed of:
U. S. vs. Securities of Wm. H. Garrett, a deceased U. S. Indian Agent, two cases, involving, principal and interest, over $100,000. Verdict and judgment, in one case, for plaintiff, for $2,015.62; in other case, for defendant.
U. S. vs. James Criscoe, charged with murder of Deputy Marshal John Hardie. Attachment for Government witnesses, and continued.
U. S. vs. Geo. Hill, negro, charged with robbing of Post Office at Woodville, Jackson Co., acquitted.
U. S. vs. Ben Bowling, negro, for working in illicit distillery. Guilty, with recommendation to mercy. Sentence, one month in county jail and $100 fine. The poor ignorant negro ought to have been discharged, without punishment of any sort.
U. S. vs. Dan C. Clark and Jos. T. McGhee, Inspectors in Congressional election. Motion to quash indictment overruled. Demurrer to indictment taken under advisement, and case continued.
Rev. J. T. Freeman vs. M. & C. R. R. for $5,000 damages for refusal to carry him on road, &c. Verdict for $400 damages set aside, and case continued.


Serious Difficulty in Athens.
Special to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Athens, Ala., October 26. - A horrible affair occurred about 12 o'clock today on our streets. The facts, as we gather them, are, that, in consequence of some unpleasant words about the weight of cotton, Col. Thomas J. Cox slapped Andy C. Witty in the face. The affair soon came to the ears of Mr. John W. Crawford, Witty's brother-in-law, who, then, attacked Col. Cox, knocking him down, and severely cutting him in the head and arm, with a large knife. With difficulty, Cox drew a pistol and fired two shots.
The first shot hit Mr. Crawford a little to the left of the breast bone, and is supposed to have entered the upper part of the stomach. The wound is very serious, if not fatal; the second missed Mr. Crawford and lodged in the leg of Mr. Willie Hogan, who was among the bystanders. This affair has cast a gloom over the community. All of the parties are highly respected. COURIER
LATER. - Mr. Crawford died, and Capt. Cox promptly surrendered himself to the sheriff.

The Summit Times has been purchased by W. A. Battalic of Yazoo City.

Hon. A. B. Hurt has purchased a half interest in the Winona Advance.

Captain E. R. Thompson, of the Aberdeen Weekly, has been appointed Superintendent of Education for Monroe county.

Mr. Eissler, an engineer sent to Panama by capitalists in San Francisco to inspect M. de Lesseps' canal, so that they might know whether or not is was a safe investment, reports that the work of excavation is proceeding satisfactorily. In August, the number of laborers employed was 1,150, and this number is being constantly increased.

Terrible Calamity
NEW YORK. Oct. 21. - A special to the Herald from Davenport, Iowa, furnishes the following:
The steamer Gilchrist left this point last night, apparently in good trim and condition, bound for all points up the river, and loaded with a large and valuable cargo of miscellaneous freight, and carrying in her cabin a full list of passengers. - When the steamer had passed under the Government bridge, spanning the Mississippi and connecting the cities of Davenport and Rock Island, the connecting rods of the engine suddenly gave way, causing the engine machinery to become unmanageable and useless. The river was very high, owing to recent floods, and the current unusually rapid. So, when the Gilchrist had no longer her machinery to keep her bow up, the stream of the swiftly running river carried the helpless vessel down the stream at a rapid and appalling rate. Being so near the bridge, the steamer was thrown with tremendous and resistless force against one of the abutments. As the Gilchrist came in collision with the enormous mass of stone, she careened, causing the weights on the safety-valves of the steam chests to break from the fastenings and slide off, the valves no longer holding a check on the steam in the boilers. It poured out in huge volumes, and enveloped the hopeless crew and passengers, who were wholly endeavoring to secure life preservers in the main saloon, and scalded many of them in an awful manner. No sooner had the steamer rebounded from the shock of the collision, that she began sinking, in which condition she was carried past the city - the shrieks and cries for help uttered by the frenzied victims being distinctly audible to a large crowd of citizens, who soon thronged the banks, but they could send no assistance, as the steamer hurled past their eyes by the turbulent river. All of the small boats and skiffs, usually numerous on the river, had been drawn ashore and laid away for the Winter, to escape the floods which have prevailed all along the course of the Mississippi river for nearly a fortnight. So there was no means of speedily reaching the sinking steamer. Other steamers, lying at the bank, immediately went to her assistance, and are actively at work searching for the survivors. I learn that there were on board twenty-three passengers, four of whom were female, and a crew of 15. Only eight persons have been saved so far, and one of these is very badly scalded. Three lady passengers are known to have been killed or scalded to death. The city is in great excitement and everything possible is being done to relieve the unfortunates. There is very little hope of any more being saved.
ROCKLAND, ILL., Oct. 28. - Further intelligence, from the scene of the steamer Jennie Gilchrist, is to the effect that seventeen persons in all were lost and seventeen saved. Other passengers might have been saved, if they had yielded to the entreaties of the more cool headed who went among them before the steamer struck the pier and urged them to get on board a barge. The latter even tried to drag them from the cabin, but they were so terror stricken and powerless that they could make no effort to save themselves. The steamer had in tow a barge and one flat boat. The latter was being pushed at the bow of the steamer, while the barge was fastened to the port side. There seems to be no doubt that the steamer was totally unfit for the work expected from her. She was heavily laden and most of the crew were drunk. Furthermore, she was not licensed to carry passengers. The accident was entirely due to carelessness and liquor. There was a good deal of whiskey in the cargo and some of it was tapped before the steamer left the wharf.

Episcopal Church Congress
PROVIDENCE, R. I., October 25. - The Church Congress of the Protestant Episcopal Church began its fourth annual session in this city today. There was a large gathering of prominent clergymen and laymen. After devotional services, an address was delivered by Bishop S. S. Harris, of Michigan. The Congress then assembled in Law's Opera House where an address was delivered by Bishop T. M. Clarke, of Rhode Island, followed by a memorial address by Rev. Dr. George D. Wilder, general Secretary of the Congress. Civil Service Reform is the topic assigned for this afternoon.


State of Alabama, | Court of Probate,
Madison County, | Nov. 2, 1881.
Estate of Sarah A.H. White dec'd.
Petition to Admit Will to Probate.

This day, came Caroline C. White and others, heirs-at-law and distributes of the estate of Mrs. Sarah A. H. White deceased, late of the County of Madison, State of Alabama, and surrenders to the custody of the Court certain instrument in writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said Sarah A. H. White deceased: and said petitioners also file with the Court their written petition asking and praying an order and proceedings from this Court, admitting said instrument in writing to probate and establishing the same as the last true will and testament of the said Sarah A. H. White deceased. It is ordered by the Court that the
25th day of November, 1881
be and is appointed a day on which to hear, consider, and determine said petition, together with the proof submitted in support of the same. It is also ordered that notice, by publication of the filing of the petition, the nature of the same, and the time appointed for the hearing thereof, be given for three successive weeks, in the Huntsville DEMOCRAT, a newspaper published in this county, to Elias Wellborn and his wife, Susannah Wellborn, who reside in the County of Phillips, in the State of Arkansas; at which time, all persons interested can appear and contest the same, if they see proper to do so. It is, also, ordered that citations issue, as the law directs, to the resident heirs-at-law of said decedent.
Nov. 2-3w. Judge of Probate.

State of Alabama, | Court of Probate,
Madison County, | Nov. 1, 1881.
Estate of Hughey Smith dec'd.
Petition for Additional Bond.

This day, came Stanhope C. Smith, one of the heirs-at-law of Hughey Smith deceased, and filed with the Court a written petition, only verified by oath, representing and stating that the sureties on the official bond of Morris K. Taylor, former General Administrator of the County of Madison, and who, as such General Administrator, had charge of the estate of Hughey Smith deceased, are, or are likely to become, insufficient, and that the said Morris K. Taylor has removed or is absent from the State of Alabama, and that it is to the interest of said estate for the said Morris K. Taylor to give an additional bond for the performance of his trust: It is ordered that the
25th day of November, 1881,
be and is appointed a day on which to hear, consider and determine said application: and that notice of the filing of the application, the nature of the same, and the time appointed by the Court for the hearing thereof be given by publication for three successive weeks in the Huntsville DEMOCRAT, a newspaper published in this county, to Morris K. Taylor, who is not in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, to appear on the day appointed by the Court and show cause of any he has, why the said petition should not be granted.
Nov. 2-3w. Judge of Probate.


The Farmers' and Mechanics' Mutual Benefit Association of Nashville, Tennessee
Insurance limited to $2000.00 Membership Fee $3-10
No Dues of Lodge Meetings.
H. W. Buttorff, President Rev. Jno. W. Hunter, Vice-President
W. H. Weakley, Secretary and Treas. F. C. Eelbeck, General Agent
B. F. LUDWIG, Ag't, Huntsville, Ala. J. B. Leeman, Ag't, Madison, Ala.

Grand Opening!
Having Received A Large and Elegant Assortment of
Millinery, Fancy Goods, and Notions
Latest Styles, Patterns and Colors
Very cordially invites the Ladies of Huntsville and the public at large to
Compare my Goods and Prices with Those of Rival Firms
Special: I am offering hats from 25 cts to $10 and upwards.
Opposite Huntsville Hotel Mrs. A. Herstein
Huntsville, Ala.

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