Evansville Courier And Press
Evansville Courier And Press
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Description: Telegraphic Brevities

Date: January 7 1894

Newspaper published in: Evansville, IN

Page/Column: 5

Telegraphic Brevities

At Frisco, Coffee County, Ala., John Clowers killed his brother in a fit of anger, the outcome of a quarrel over a debt of eighty cents.

Baldwin & Co. and Atkinson & Sons, grain dealers and operators, went under at Fowler, Indiana, for a quarter of a million dollars.

It is reported from Ecuador that the government of that country is mobilizing its army with a view to a dispute at arms with Peru.

A sensation has been created, in commercial circles at Clarksville, Tennessee, by the conviction of two prominent tobacco men of irregularities in business.

At a special meeting, the city council of Burlington, Iowa, decided to spend from $8,000 to $10,000 in city improvements to give work to the unemployed.

At Rockingham, N.C., Daniel Gilchrist, colored, was privately executed for murdering Frank McKay, his father-in-law, on the night of February 9 last.

Honorable Benton J. Hall, ex-member of Congress, died at his home in Burlington, IA, of dropsy, aged 59 years. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, January 31, 1835.

Antoinette Edenborn and the horse she was riding were killed by a St. Louis electric motor car, the horse swerving in front of the car through bright at a pile-driver.

Boss Croker, the Tammany chieftain, has placed himself on record in opposition to the declared purpose of the house ways and means committee to pass an income tax.

An explosion of dynamite occurred near Lemont, Ill, on section 10 of the Chicago drainage channel. L. Miller was killed and Engineer Ben Rich was seriously wounded.

Mrs. Ann Baldridge, known as "Aunty Baldy," who was 104 years of age last October, died at Terre Haute, Ind., from the effects of a fall a week ago, when her right thigh was broken.

Secretary Hoke Smith has disbarred Wesley Flanagan of Jamestown, Ky., from practicing as an attorney before the Interior Department for demanding an illegal pension fee.

Zoe Fisher, at one time a variety actress with a national reputation, was declared insane by the probate court of Kansas City, Mo., before which she was brought at the insistence of friends.

While Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Punshon were in a cab at St. Joseph, Mo., Friday night, a shot was heard, and Mrs. Punshon was taken from the cab a corpse. Punshon says she committed suicide.

Mrs. Sarah Fence, aged 80 years, died at her home in Roann, Ind., from the effects of exposure. A few nights ago she fell in her dooryard and lay for several hours in the cold, and she never rallied.

At a meeting of the unemployed in Indianapolis, Ind., John Dalton, a boilermaker, created a sensation by declaring that the laboring men should arm themselves and demand work at the point of a bayonet.

Mrs. Harris, wife of Congressman W. A. Harris, died at the family residence near Linwood, Kansas, Friday. Mrs. Harris has been afflicted with rheumatism for some time past, and the disease suddenly affected her heart.

Samuel Wilson Brown, a Newburg, NY, young man of excellent family connections, has been sentenced to four months in the Albany penitentiary for stealing a sealskin sacque, which he presented to a woman of ill-repute.

Another wife of W. H. Grimm, the Brooklyn bigamist and the enthusiastic young exhorter of the Young People's society of Plymouth church, that city, has announced herself. She signs her name "Miss May Batley (Bailey?) of Bluffs, Illinois.

Thomas Rodgers, a well-to-do citizen of Hamblen County, Tenn., who shot and killed Walter Scott in a difficulty over a cow last summer, was found guilty of murder in the second degree and sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary.

A Negro who gives his name as Smith was captured in the Iron Mountain railroad yards, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and is held on suspicion of being an escaped convict. When captured, he had a shackle on his leg and tells conflicting stories as to why he wears it.

Revenue officers had a battle with moonshiners in the mountains of Monroe County, Tenn. Several volleys were exchanged between the officers and outlaws, but one was injured, though James Dodson was captured and his illicit distillery destroyed.

Submitted: 02/22/14 (Edited 02/22/14)

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