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The Montgomery Advertiser

January 4, 1890

Died, near Bellville, Conecuh County, Samuel BRADLEY.
Died, in Talladega, Mrs. Hattie G. WILSON and Mrs. Elizabeth GIBSON.

Died, at Columbiana, Neil McMILLAN and D. B. GARRETT.
Died, in Troy, Mrs. J. B. PARKER.

On yesterday a warrant was issued from Justice James Jackson's Court for the  arrest of Andrew LEWIS, charged with the murder of Henry LOVELESS. A Some days  ago Henry LOVELESS and Andrew LEWIS, both colored boys, had a street fight in  the Western suburbs of the city, and Andrew struck Henry on the head with a  brick, inflicting injuries that finally resulted in lockjaw and death.

(Birmingham) At Springville, 28 miles north of this city, on the Alabama  Great Southern Railroad, Frank M. LAYTON, a freight conductor, met with a fatal  accident in a terrible manner about 9 o'clock this morning.

Mr. F. B. FISK was called to Thomasville, Georgia, a few days ago by a  telegram announcing the critical illness of his mother, Mrs. L. L. MOSLEY. A telegram  was received here yesterday morning from Mr. FISK stating that his mother
died Thursday night.

The news of the death of Judge Samuel F. RICE will be received with sorrow  all over Alabama. He has been identified with the State ever since his early  manhood, and with this city nearly 40 years.

Judge Samuel F. RICE died at his residence on Madison Avenue at 8 o'clock  last night, in the 74th year of his age.  His death was caused by heart disease, and after the attack he gradually grew worse until his big heart forever
ceased its beating. Last spring Judge RICE had a severe stroke of paralysis.  He leaves a wife and three children.   The children are a widowed daughter, Mrs.  Daisy GLAZE, a young son, Samuel, 11 years of age, and a little daughter,  Marguerite Wiley, aged 3 years. No man in Alabama was better known through out the  limits of the State than Samuel Farrow RICE.  He was a son of Judge William  RICE, who was a State Senator in South Carolina.  His mother was a sister of Z. P.  HERNDON, a noted South Carolina lawyer, another of whose sisters married  Samuel FARROW, of that State.   The subject of this sketch was born in Union  District, South Carolina, June 2, 1816, and was graduated at the South Carolina  College  

He opened an office in Winnsboro, but in 1838 came to this State and  settled in Talladega.  He at once purchased a newspaper and edited it six years. In 1840 and again in 1841, he represented Talladega County in the Legislature In 1852 he settled in Montgomery as the associate of Colonel James E. BELSER.   In December 1854, he was elected to the Supreme Court bench  He resigned that  position in 1859, and represented Montgomery County in the Legislature that year.  From 1861 to 1865 he represented Montgomery and Autauga Counties in the State Senate (Lengthy article on career)

(Atlanta, January 3) Philmore BALL, colored, was hanged at Louisville, Georgia, today for the murder of J. L. EVANS, a white man.   BALL confessed.

(Birmingham, January 3) Carl CLARK, one of the bridge carpenters who was  fatally injured by the falling of a trestle on the Briarfield, Blocton &  Birmingham Railroad, ten miles from Blocton, Wednesday afternoon, died
of his injuries  at the Charity Hospital this morning CLARK was about 23 years old.

(Selma, January 3) A young German girl named Lena DEUTS, who has been for  some time in the employ of B. ROCKAWAY, committed suicide this morning by swallowing a quantity of carbonic acid.

January 5, 1890

In Memoriam- Miss Eugenia FITZPATRICK fell asleep in Jesus, November 17, at
her home in Wetumpka, Alabama.   She was taken sick, while absent last summer
and was carried in August back to the home of her childhood, which she never
left again At a tender age she united with the Presbyterian Church

(Grove Hill, Ala., January 3) Fred KIDD was hung today  He was one of the  four charged with the murder of Sam WALKER on the 23rd of December 1888

The news in our telegraphic columns yesterday of the death of Judge Porter  KING, of a dropsy affection in Atlanta, where he had gone for medical treatment,  will be received with a pang of sorrow and regret throughout all of Alabama.
Judge KING was about 65 years of age, was the son of Gen. Edward KING, of this  State, who was one of the wealthiest farmers of his day in Alabama.

The remains of Mrs. L. J. Mosby, who died at Thomasville, Georgia, Thursday night, reached this city yesterday morning attended by two sons and daughter. They left last night for their summer home at Avon, New York, where the funeral will take place.

(Hayneville, January 4) Mr. Napoleon Shanks, of Bragg's Store beat, Lowndes County, died this morning of measles and pneumonia.   Mr. SHANKS was one of our  best citizens, and his death will be sorely felt by all who knew him.

(Marion, January 4) Miss Susie Maxwell , daughter of J.C. Maxwell, of Alexander City, died at the Judson Institute last night  Her remains left here this  evening for her home, in charge of friends, resident of Marion.

(Marion, January 4) Judge Porter King , of this place, died last evening in  Atlanta, Georgia.   His remains will reach here tomorrow coming via Birmingham  and Akron.  The burial will take place tomorrow afternoon from the Baptist Church

(Birmingham, January 4) A double and bloody killing occurred at Blossburg, a
mining town sixteen miles from here, this afternoon.  Alf  HALL shot and
wounded Dan GREEN in the leg.   GREEN shot HALL through the heart, killing him  instantly  They called
on HALL to surrender and he refused whereupon they shot him  dead in his tracks  HALL and GREEN were both colored.

January 7, 1890

A private telegram received in this city yesterday afternoon announced the death of Mrs. Ella Wyman ASHLEY at her father's residence in Tuscaloosa about noon. This esteemed lady was the wife of Mr. Charles R. ASHLEY, of the county, the daughter of Dr. William S. WYMAN, the President of the State University, and the niece of Mrs. Judge SOMERVILLE and Mrs. Dr. I .F. JOHNSTON.   She had for  more than two years been gradually yielding to the insidious attack of  pulmonary consumption She leaves a husband and five living children to mourn her loss.

January 8, 1890

The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Jacob ABRAHAM and family, Isaac ABRAHAM
and family, David ABRAHAM and family, Mrs. H. ISAAC and family, and Mrs. S. CELLNER and family, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Jacob ABRAHAM, from her late residence, corner of Clayton
and Sayre Streets, this  Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

The announcement of the death of Mrs. Jacob ABRAHAM, which occurred at the
family residence yesterday afternoon, is very sorrowful intelligence to her many  friends. The husband and father, Mr. Jacob ABRAHAM, died recently and the  death of Mrs. ABRAHAM is a doubly sad affliction to the bereaved family

Death of Dr. B.F. JOHNSON- This estimable gentleman and well-known citizen of  Macon County, died at his home in Nota sulga on Monday, and was buried  yesterday with Masonic honors.

Marriage Notices The Montgomery Advertiser

January 3, 1890

Mr. Thomas R. SHARP, of this city, and Miss Bessie THRASHER, of Wetumpka,  were married at the home of the bride's parents, in Wetumpka, Wednesday afternoon

January 4, 1890

Married, near Bowles, Conecuh County, F. M. EDIKER and Miss Ella JOYNER.
Married, in Tallapoosa County, H. L. TODD and Miss Fannie FINCHER.
Married, in Macon County, W. B. WALDROP and Miss Emma JENKINS.
Married, in Clanton, J. E. EVANS and Miss Glenie PHILLIPS.

January 5, 1890

Married, near Suggsville, Clarke County,
Jere CLEVELAND & Miss Lulie EVELL;
Robert McCLURE & Miss Neoma BURGS.

Married, in Prattville, C.B. COOK & Miss Mary SIMMONS.
Married, in Prattville, R.E. LOVELESS & Miss Maria ELLIS.

Married, in Henry County, Charles KINGRY & Miss Ella BOWDEN.

Married, in Wilcox County, Richard WILLIAMS & Miss Bettie MOBLEY.

Married, in Lamar County,
Joseph C. THOMAS & Miss E.J. HANKINS
A.A. CASH & Miss Sarah J. RECTOR.



Yankee Atrocities in North Alabama.

               The darkest chapter in the history of this cruel war if not in any other war, will record the atrocities of the Yankees wherever in the Confederate States they have been permitted to march their thieving, brutal hordes.  Their deeds so in violation of all the rules of civilized or humane warfare, entitle them to a place in history with the Goths and Vandals who overran and laid waste Southern Europe.  Intent upon their barbarous errand, they have shown themselves entirely wanting in the instincts of common humanity, much less possessing any of the traits of a civilized or humane people.  They have not been satisfied to take possession of a portion of Confederate territory; they must need make it a waste howling wilderness, by destroying the provisions, buildings, fences, agricultural implements, stock, &c., and driving defenseless old men, women and children into the woods, in many instances setting fire to their houses over their heads.  In no portion of the Confederate States have they acted more barbarous and cruel than in the Northern portion of Alabama.  A journey through parts of Jackson, Madison, Limestone and Lauderdale counties would recall to mind, the descriptions of Greece through which the Turkish fire and sword had gone, or the utter destruction of whole sections of Poland by the Russian hordes.  We have lately been put in possession of the facts in detail of certain Yankee atrocities in Limestone and Lauderdale counties, which it is well to put on record for the information of the world.—In the former county, the outrages were committed by the 9th Illinois Regiment, Commanded by Lieut. Col. Jesse J. Phillips of Bellville, Illinois.  
On January 25th, Gen. Roddy, with a small portion of his command, attacked the forces of Lieut. Col. Phillips, who were encamped near and in the grove of Mrs. Coleman, the widow of Judge Daniel Coleman, deceased.  The enemy's pickets were driven into the encampment, when they, with those of the forces who were in camp, took shelter behind the dwelling house of Mrs. Coleman.  They fired a few rounds and fled in perfect consternation.        
One of our secret scouts who was in the enemy's lines a day or two after the raid, says that the treatment of Col. Phillip's men to Mrs. Coleman and family was unparalleled in the history of the war.  Our men having accomplished their purpose, were scarcely out of sight, when the Yankees rushed back to their encampment perfectly infuriated because of their defeat.—To avenge themselves, they rushed into the house of Mrs. Coleman, with fire brands and built up a large fire in one of the handsomest parlors.  The mother and daughter implored them not to burn the house, but they heeded not their entreaties.  They pushed them violently out of the house drawing pistols on them both.  In a few hours that portion of the command which was on a scout at the time of the attack by Gen. Roddy, which was commanded by Maj. Kuhne returned to camps.  They rushed into the house of Mrs. Coleman, and commenced plundering.  Mrs. Coleman appealed to Maj. Kuhne to control his men and so give her his protection as a defenseless female.  He ordered her from his presence, saying:  "Woman, go away, I have no protection for you.  Men, pitch into her house, and sack it from bottom to top."           
The vandals needed no encouragement from their officer, but immediately obeyed his order to do their work of destruction.  Mrs. Coleman had with her two little boys, her only protection, she having lost in this cruel war two as noble and brave sons as is now [sic?] mother ever had, and her oldest son absent in the service of his country.  Her little boys were torn from her in the night, put under guard and carried to the jail.—Their mother plead with the Colonel for their release, when he added to her already unutterable anguish by saying that he would have to send the older one of the boys to Northern prisons—he however relented in a few days, after torturing their mother sufficiently, as he thought, and released the boys from their imprisonment.  Mrs. Coleman and daughter were driven from their home in the night to seek refuge in the town of Athens, which was about one mile distant.  The furniture, which was of the finest rose wood, was split up.  The marble slabs to the bureaus and wash-stands, were broken into pieces, mirrors were shattered—handsome Brussels carpets cut up into saddle-blankets—beds dragged out into camp with all the bed clothing, including the finest blankets and Marseilles quilts.               
The portrait of Judge Coleman, also that of Mrs. Coleman were so pierced by their bayonets that they could not be recognized.  All of the table ware and several pieces of silver were taken out into camp.  Several handsome silk dresses and other articles of clothing belonging to the family were taken.  A little trunk which Mrs. Coleman prized more than anything else, because it contained the mementoes and letters of her noble sons who had given their precious lives for their country were broken open, and the precious contents destroyed by their infamous hands.  The books of a large and select library were scattered through the camp and destroyed.  All of Miss Coleman's music was taken.  After the completion of their work of destruction, the officers, Major Kuhne and others, took possession of the house and are now quartered in it.  Mrs. Coleman, daughter and two sons, were ordered out of the Yankee lines.  Mrs. Coleman's health would not admit of her coming out6, hence her order was rescinded.  Miss Coleman and her two little brothers are now exiles in our lines.  
Col. Phillips took Mr. Crenshaw, a respectable citizen of Limestone, into his tent and demanded his money.  Crenshaw handed his pocket book and some loose change he had in his vest pocket.  Colonel Phillips asked if that was all, Mr. Crenshaw replied no, and Phillips demanded the balance and took from his person five thousand dollars belted around his person.—This man is trying to equal Butler, the Beast, and is the Representative of the Lincoln Government.          
In Lauderdale county the conduct of the enemy has been as bad as in Limestone.  This county is continually ravaged by bands of tories, who have been armed by the enemy.   They are stealing all the horses, mules, and cotton.             
On the 2d February, John Wesson, a tory, shot and killed Lewis C. Moore, an aged and highly respectable citizen, a member of the commissioners court.  Wesson is a young man, and had been reared in Moore's neighborhood, and Moore was in the act of shaking hands with him when Wesson shot him.  




An Appeal in Behalf of the Indians.

                                             Montgomery, April 5, 1864.          
Whilst on my way to Richmond under other engagements, it was urged upon me the duty to represent to the good people of the Confederacy, east of the Mississippi, the distressed condition to which the women and children of their Indian allies in the Creek and Cherokee nations have been reduced by the calamities of the war; and to evoke, earnestly, aid for the relief of those suffering people from the utter destitution with which they are visited.  Their country lately the abode of plenty and blessed with the [illegible] of home and civilized progress, has been invaded and occupied by the enemy, their property wantonly destroyed, their fields laid waste, their homes laid in ashes, and their families driven ruthlessly from their borders, subjected to lamentable want and distress.              
Especially have these hardships fallen upon the Cherokees.  Homeless and naked they are now wandering among strangers in search of food and raiment, and dependent upon the charity of their less afflicted brethren for shelter in their refuge.  These suffering people were prompt to embrace the cause and link their fortunes with the destiny of the people of the South whose interest and civilization are theirs.     
The quota of warriors which the nations bound themselves to furnish in the treaty of alliance with the Confederate States have been greatly exceeded in the numbers sent into the fight, and seven regiments from the Indian country are now in the service, organized with the forces operating West of the Mississippi.  These, the natural protectors of their families, are thus withdrawn from them, and their helpless, impoverished children and wives are left pining in beggary and wretchedness.—Will the good people of the Confederacy permit this scene of suffering and distress to widen upon their faithful allies on the border?  Will they not generously respond by their contributions of relief to clothe the nakedness and comfort the hearts of these unhappy people?  In days to come, when Southern independence shall have been established they will have upon their Southwestern borders a loyal and watchful band of allied friends, who will not themselves nor let their children forget, this timely relief, to their stricken families in the hour of distress.                    
               Richard Fields,                 
               Late Chief Justice Cherokee Nation.  




From the Virginia Army.

               The following extracts from a private letter written by a gallant youth to his father will serve to show the spirit of the boys in camp and to indicate somewhat the preparations going on for any terrible conflict in Virginia;                        
               Camp Near Orange C. H. Va.          }                           
               March 25th, 1864.              }            
A heavy snow storm prevailed all of yesterday and the day before.  The snow covered the ground to the average depth of twenty inches, and the dull leaden appearance of the sky, to-day, betokens a continuance of snow or sleet.  Yesterday amidst the beating of drums and the sounding of trumpets, Battle's brigade was thrown into battle array, without arms or accoutrements and marched down to challenge Daniel's (N. C.) brigade to "mortal combat" with snow-balls.  We threw out sharp-shooters, scouts were sent out, vendettas were posted in trees, in short the pomp, circumstance and all the paraphernalia of an actual attack was strictly observed.  The North Carolinians having gotten "wind" of our approach hastily prepared for battle and pretty soon our skirmishers were sharply engaged with those of the enemy and an occasional snow ball passed over our heads, from the retiring pickets.  Presently our brigade emerged into a large open field at the farther extremity of which stood drawn up in line of battle Daniel's N. C. Brigade.  A wild cheer ran along our line, which was promptly echoed from the other side.  We immediately pressed forward at a double-quick drove in the sharp-shooters of the enemy and closed with their line of battle.  As Southerner was opposed to Southerner and the reputation of each was at stake, both sides fought at once with great fury and desperation.  The combat raged furiously until the air was literally filled with snow balls and the woods resounded with the tumultuous shouts of both sides and the cries of the leaders to "Stand your ground, my men."  We drove the North Carolinians for a while, until they flanked us, when we retired.  They now attacked so vigorously as to drive us nearly a mile even to our quarters.  Our General now rode out and ordered us to "charge and never stop charging."  This time we made a terrific simultaneous charge and once more closed with them.  The shock was irresistible, and they fell back but we followed up our advantage with such vigor and fury as to change the retreat into a general rout.       
We captured the enemy's colors and General commanding whom we unhorsed and rolled in gloriously in the snow.  We pursued the demoralized North Carolinians through their quarters and took possession of them.  We then arranged the cartel and exchanged prisoners.  We then drew off our forces parting each with mutual good feeling.  Hundreds of the men attested the fury of the battle by "bleeding noses and black eyes."  The snow fight was a strange and novel scene to me, and surpasses description. 
We are this evening cooking rations preparatory to going on picket on the river to-morrow morning where we will stay a week.         
From the large amount of rations accumulating in Richmond, I think that city is destined to sustain a siege, the duration of which none can tell.                               C. T.  

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