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VOL. XLYI. WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1889. ^ NO. 11.
f Dr. Henry C. SIcCook, in a pa#1- in
the North American Review on thef^ermination
of the mosquito, holds that
there is hope for us in an incre?86
dragon flies and spiders, the pa ticular
enemies of this particular insect.
/ Dueling has not only lorn, heen
in the French army^ s
recent order of the Minister <|j War
teems to encourage it. The orde-j inter(
? f ,
diets the use of fleurets, or foi' and
specifies either small swords or bres.
Duels with sabres, as fought the
French army, ar-* almost always ^ to
one of the combatants. ,,
The number of the blind in th^phiied
Kingdom according to the las' jcensus
was 32,296, being at the rate ^
blind persons per million of tht-leriera^
normlation as compared with Ooi^f 1871,
964 in 1861, and 1021 in IS; j The
decrease in blindness -would thwaPPear
to be gradual but steady, even Rowing
for the fact that many who have ?*7 defective
sight and are practical blind
object to return themselves as su u
The Argentine Republic is t~ ?hably
i 0 ~ * V
|lhe most progressive of the nat p south
of us. Every head of a fam: js eQti
tied bj law to 250 acres of 4 free,
f and as much more as he mjrt|ant to
f purchase, to a limit of 150C atBeventy-five
an acre. Or a s- fr may
acquire 1500 acres free after /), years,
by planting 200 acres in | a^d
twenty-four acrea in timber. ^0
-. r Slave free transportation frcotPuenos
!A.yres to the place of location ^fnption
from all taxation for ten years; the
Government "Will loan them mo-T> QOt
exceeding $1000, at six per c?- Per
annum, upon the cultivation of pertain
area of land, and the erection F
* jprovementa of a certain value. Is a rs*
Wt of these liberal laws, over a million
| acres a year are added to th< ?ricul'toral
The opponents of capital pu; hment J
el aim that hanging does not 1?!n the
- - ??-a? iirm.:-, ? *1 2$ew
Clime 01 muruer. - i um>,
fork Star regards as "rank i sense. J
J" Certainly that operation prevent ie fel~
k tow that is hanged from killing r niore
people; and that is a good dea ;"*ined
toward the protection of soci - So
would the hanging of burglarsind to
lessen the crime of housebreakil~both
I * by redaciagihe number of thatj^ ?f
f criminals and by deterring otU -worn ;
r entering into the business as a r-ns of |
y^ining & livelihood. And t ktter
crime must sooner or later b ia(^e a
capital offense. When a mar lter3 &
bouse for the purpose of comm robbery
he goes prepared and d roiled
to commit murder if necessarj } carry
out his purpose or to escape action, i
* " " "* nf tlio I
Pills is the history ana nair
crime everywhere, and it is r t*1116
rthe law-makers of the coudj should
awaken to the fact, and give fa com_
mvmitj that protection .igainrurS^ai7
. to which it is entitled." f
t r It throws light upon Chinp^kods
? to read in the same issue of
* * * * -* - - ^ - it Hr^flrh
Journal wtucii aescnoes me
J in the Yellow River banks tpe^orial j
L from the Peking Gazette r?mending I
special honors to the mandaiw^? fur@fe
oiahed materials for the em&P-evts.
En The Chinese, in carrying or&& >or^j
V* persistently T?fixse to ^mplpuropean
f engineers or to listen totj suggeatF
ions. The result -was costly# k- which
' was opposed to all scientif 10^163
tod which lasted only a fevreks after
' *he laborers had put the la|ouciies
It. The mandarins in *?r~
tones in commissions and ra^ honors
I for services which, in any i country,
Would have led to their dl5^ from
v - v iffice. The San Francisco \nicle con"
aidsrs that the incident is f^^hy 83
r| specimen of the hope less at"
temp ting any large publica1"^ un^er
v She present Chinese sy$ten?^eremus^
w- idle to
UC XMUAXU IClUlUId Vi I
talk of an efficient army o 01 even
railroads, telegraphs or th ;*nc
I Where every public work e?ar<^eci as
m opportunity for piund< a<^vancc ^
The introduction of 1 - iuL? 0Ur
wn country is traced b; ^orr?w ^
lour separate and distinct ,e*" I
earned into Louisiana iJF
Into the Northwestern S? "u-v ScandiEm
??vians, along the Pacific?*" ^7 Chinamen,
and emigrants fromW^est IQdies
brought it to the Southe Jantic coast- I
forty-two cases were reported I
at New Orleans and oneljrecl at Ke7
West, while numerous ? concealed
eases are suspected as eMg *Q differRrvt
mrh? of the UnicH^1"- Morrow
k therefore regards the cA'? spread oi I
teprosy in this countryM possibility J
*trong enough to requirBac*?PtioQ of
legislative measures foM ^?hition ot
every leper, and to preM*c immigration
from foreign countjff" those who J
ffcave ia their systemafce^s ?* the I
f?ghtful and so far ^E>le malady.
Contrary to the opinio?1^ foreign
physicians of emineJI maintains,
from his personal o'ose^P ?' leprosy
in the Sandwich Islafip1^ there is
"'the most abundant a^FJusiveproof
m of its eminent contagiB5- 11 uuh
B is tl e case, of course^ iei)er is dac
gerous, observes the B York
m **or is it safe to assumJB^e susceptim
bility to leprosy is extjB:ed ^7 eiviliK
zatioa. As Dr. Morr&s> spread
of leprosy in the Sa*f Elands has
BP been coincident with ^ anced civiiiK
tatioa of tfee aatiyes, jS
3UMMABY OF ! SOUTHEEU"
Happenings of Suecial Importance Prom
Virginia to he Lone Star State.
The production for August of the
new Hoover Hill Gold Mine in Randolph
county was 12 ounces of bullion.
Rob Roy won the trotting race at the
Concord fair in 3.13 and 3.00, and Black
Bess won the running race. Dr. Kemp
P Battle delivered an address on the Farmer
Dennis Murphy, a young white man,
was accidentally shot at Charlotte while
bartering for the sale of a revolver in the
gunsmith shop of A. R. Williams. The
1 ball entered just below the left corner ot
his mouth, ranged upward, tearing away
two jaw teeth, splitting liis tongue and
lodged in the back of his head. The i
physicians would not probe for the ball.
The weapon was nickel- plated, 32-calibre.
The physicians say the wound is
not necessarily fatal. Murphy is resting
A letter has been received from Russel
Alger, the Michigan millionaire, saying
that he intended to visit North Carolina
iu the near future with a view of investing
some of his vast accumulated wealth.
It is not know* j.ust what line of business
he will interest himself in, but it is
believed he will place a good deal of
money in the state.
Hammet J. Harris, of Davidson county,
an ex-member of the legislature, died
^ 7 ?0 ?
Dr. J. C. Gidney. a prominent physician
and druggist of Shelby, died Wednesday
of heart trouble, aged 54. Dr.
Gidney was secretary of the Cleveland
county board of health, county physician
and county treasurer, and secretary of
the Masonic Lodge. He leaves a widow.
He was buried with Masonic honors.
J. T. "Wyati & Co. will shortly erect a
distillery for making sassafras and pennyroyal
oil in Salisbury.
The trustees of Charleston college
elected H. F. Wagencr, of Charleston, to
the chair o* the modern languages, and
Beauregard Boaz, of Virginia, assistant
professor of mathematics. There were
over one hundred applicants for the position,
and these came from all parts
of the world. It is regarded as the most
remarkable election ever held. The salaries
are $l,200'each, and there were applicants
from Europe, Asia aod America.
Mr. C. S. Gadsden, representing the
Plant system, has purchased for $60,000
the road and rolling stock of the
Green Pond, "Walterboro and Branchville
The new desks for the House of Representatives,
which the secretary of
State was authorized to purchase, have
been received by that officer. They aro
handsome single desks of antique oak,
one for each member. They will be
ranged around the hall in curred line?,
after the plan of the congressional arrangements.
The State has not saved much by making
stricter rules for the allowance of
pensions and decreasing the payments.
The number of applications approved
and pensioners paid during the fiscal
year just closed was 1,952, only 73 less
than last year under the old law. The
appropriation of $50,000 was exhausted
bv the payment to each pensioner of
$2.40 in September instead of $3, the
A special meeting of the Penitentiary
Twixd was hpld at. Hnlnmhia for the rmr
pose of investigating cases of convicts
deserving of clemency, aod several recommendations
for the commutation of
sentences wore made to the Covernor.
The directors inspected the big Taylor
farm in Lexington county, a few miles
from Columbia, which they desire to
buy for the institution when authorized
by the Legislature.
Another rich company has been organized
at Chattanooga for making iron
Charles Lacy, a well-known livery
man of Memphis, was shot and killed at
Dexter, by a negro named Bill Swift. A
few days ago Swift stole a mule from
John Farrable a farmer, living near Dexter,
and brought it to Memphis, where
he traded it with Lacy. Farrable ap
peared and claimed the mule. Lacy
swore out a warrant for Swift and in
company with Farrable drove out to the
thiff's house. Swift was ready for them
and as Lacy opened the door he shot
him dead. The murderer escaped.
A Chattanooga saloonkeeper by the
name of George A. "VVarmack fell from
the second story window of his residence,
a distance of twenty-five feet, and sustained
injuries from the effects of which
it is thought he will die.
jrroiessor vadium ocusuvmu, piufessor
of modern languages, in Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, is dead. He
contracted typhoid fever while on the
coast this summer. He leaves a wife and
one child. He will be buried at Gallatin.
Tom Ruck, Ed. Butler, Charley Harris,
and Will Olio, four white boys, were
arrested at Augusta for being drunk.
Several packages of cigarettes were found
on them, and they admitted haying
buying the weed from Mike Sheehan, a
dpaler on McKinnie street. Shehan will
be tried for violating the law against
selling cigarettes to miDors. The Augusta
Brewery company -will also be prosecuted
for selling the boys a keg of
The Atlanta Perfumery company intend
to erect a factory and distillery this
winter, for the manufacture of raw materials
for perfumery, with a capacity of
AAA ? f "?n 4 *"%/* UOQCiMI
puuau5 Ui iivnvio 1U .IV 9V4MWU,
The plant is to be put up ic the orangs
belt of Florida.
Frank E. Ramza, of Ramza & Arno,
acrobatic comedians, now with Wilson's
Minstrels, died at Atlanta of malarial
fever. lie was burifd Sunday by the
Birmingham Lodge of Elks.
An Athens special to the Constitution
said: "Major Hill, colored, of Banks
county, challenged Will Gobee, also
colored, to a duel. The men met and
were placed in position, when Hill broke
and ran, ending the fight."
A silk I'a^toiT with machinery for 200
hands, is about to be set jap in Fredc-ri
The Mayo Bridge and Improvement
Company has been chartered in the
Richmond city court. The objects are
to run a toll bridge between Richmond
and Manchester, and other points ovei
the James river^and elsewhere also to
construct steam, electrical, horse and
j other railways, to erect buildings, mms,
I etc., to furnish gas and electnc light, to
utilize water power, etc. The capital
stock is to be from $50,000 to $1,000,000,
Ware B. Gay, of Boston, President..
On Septenibei 16th the body of a man
was found in Oakwood cemetery with a
pistol near by with one chamber empty.
Ineffectual efforts have been made to ascertain
the name of the suicide. Friday
a looking glass was found near the spot
with the following words scratched on
the back: "My name is John Bowen, of
.Tosenh B. Davis will erectanlant for
utilizing the ammoniacal liquor i'rom the
City Gas Works in Richmond, Ya.
D. W. R. Read and others are organizing
the Lynchburg Drug Mills to manufacture
paint, drugs, chemicals, tobacco
flavors, barytes, etc. A building has
been secured. Capital paid in will be
fir Anm a
"W. II. Adams, a postal clerk on the
route between Melbourne and Jupiter
Inlet, died Sunday night from the effects
of a rattlesnake bite. About midnight
on Saturday he accidentally stepped on
the snake as he was walking on the public
highway. The serpent buried his
fangs in Adams's leg. He twisted a
handkerchief about tho wound and hurried
to a physician. The wound was
cupped and poulticed and whiskey used
freely, but the treatment availed nofhinD
the natient suffering intonselv until
?o? x - o ?
the poison finished its work.
Sunday night burglars entered the
Jacksonville postofiice and opened the
safe in the most skilful manner. Only
$160 was secured. Nothing else was disturbed.
A board of trade of Jacksonville took
final steps toward making Jacksonville a
cotton market. "Warehouse facilities
have been secured temporarily and a
stoCK company nas Deen iormeu to duiiu
a new warehouse. All Farmer's Alliance
growers will ship their cotton to Jacksonville,
and a Brunswick, Ga., firm has
agreed to open an office there and ship
largely through this port. It is expected
that at least eighty thousand bales will
be handled there this year.
At Cedar Bluffs, Ala., Pat Calhoun,
J. D. Williamson, Henry Jackson and
John King, principals and seconds in
the late Calhoun-Williamson duel, were
placed under $ouu Donas to appear in
court on Dec. 1.
A. C. Pool, editor of tlie Vernon, La.
News, and Lee C. McAlpin, sheriff of
the Vernon Parish, shot and killed each
other at Rabelien last Friday in McAlpin's
office, the resnlt of a newspaper
The Pioneer Chemical Co. has been
incorporated to manufacture medicines
in Augusta, Ga.
At Blountsville, Blount county, Ala ,
Saturday morning, George Smith, aged
72, was tried before a jury of twelve in
the Circuit Court and found guilty of
an assault and fined $20 dollars for kissing
his eighteen year-old niece, Annie
Governor Lowry,of Miss., has appointed
Hon. Thomas H. Woods, of Meridian,
judge of the "supreme court, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
Judge Arnold. He was strongly endorsed
by the bar, and is thought to be
well equipped for the place. His term
will expire in May, 1891.
A Dallas, Texas, recent trade issue
makes a splendid showing for Dallas,
which at the close of ttie war was a small
town. Here are a few points: Pooula
tion 65,000, taxable values $21,000,000,
six hundred new buildings in ten months
costing $3,500,000, ten banks, twentyeight
miles of street railways, ninety-one
factories, railroads in twelve directions.
Wild Land Speculation.
The town of Trenton, Tenn., eighteen
milts south of Chattanooga, on the Alabama
Great Southern Road, is on a great
boom, occasioned by tlie reported closing
of a big deal by a Northern syndicate in
volving the purchase of large tracts of
mineral and town lands, and pledging
the syndicate to spend $600,000 in improvements.
Hundreds of people are
therefrom Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee,
Mississippi and other States laying off
old cornfields, etc., into town lots.
The people are fairly wild, and large
amounts of property are changing hands.
Thursday's sales amounted to $40,000, and
the following day's reached about goO, 000.
Another deal, known as the Pudding
Mountain deal, is now on foot, and
part of the inonoy to consummate it has
been placed in a Chattanooga bank. This
deal involves thousands of acres of iron
J! J3 x"L - 1 i.1 .f iL.T
ana coai ianu anu. ine location 01 cue iurnace
and rolling mill. Eastern men are
behind this, and it will be closed in a
few days. This will cause greater excitement
than ever. The sccnes of 188G
are being re-enacted in Trenton, and
large sums are being realized.
Charleston vs. Chinese.
The first over act of the war ef expulsion
instituted by the municipal authorities
of Charleston against the heathen
Chinese was committed Wednesday,
when the city sheriff sold at auction the
effects of -five Chinese laundrjmen, who
had sneaked into the city and opened
laundries. The city charges a license of
$15 for laundries. The five heathens
opened laundries and refused to pay the
license. The sheriff levied upon their
effects and sold them. A wealthy Chinaman
named Charlie Chin Souy bought
the entire outfit for $50. and will re
establish His countrymen in ousmes?, diu
the Sheriff -will levy on their effects
again and again until he realizes the entire
$500 besides tbe cost. Most cI the
laundrying in the city is done by the negro
women, and these have declared war
against the he athen, and will aid the
municipal authorities in the tight.
An Officer Killed.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 3.?Charlie
Sparks, a United States deputy marshal,
was shot and killed at Bell Green, Franklin
county, by a man named Loc-k Ezzell,
who wa3 resisting arrest. Sparks
was a u'Ood officer, and had agreatmaDV
friends, who, together with sheriff Watrip,
are out with a posse after the murderer.
A reward of $150 has been offered
for Ezzell's arrest.
M.irfu, ! IHIHHIIWI i 11 mm ik
; FOUR NEW STATES.
ADDED TO OUB COMMONWEALTH.
' Montana, Washington and The Dakotas at
The Polls.?All Eepublican "With
Montana. fn Dnnht.
The elections in the four new States
in the Northwest have been held, and
the voters have given expression to their
So far as heard from the vote against
women suffrage is two to one. The legislative
ticket is believed to ba Republican
Washington capital fight will be probably
net settled until a later election, a
majority vote being required.
Terrey (Hep) is elected Governor and
Wilson (Rep) for Congress.
Reports from all sections of the Territory
indicate that there was no disorder
of any kind. In Helena, scarcely a
man was seen under the influence of
liquor, and there were no attempts at
illegal voting. The Australian balloting
sysrem proved, so far as heard from, a
complete success. The ticket is a long
one, and it will be late before sufficient
returns are in to exactly know the result
on Governor and Congressman.
At least a quarter of a million was
staleod on the result in Helena alone,
most of it in the ratio of $10,500 on
; ivuitj i/cuiuviai/iu ivi uv*ernor,
to $2,800 on Power, "Republican
candidate. Even money has been the
rule on bets on ila^innia and Carter,
candidates for congress, 'while on the
legislative tickets tbe Democrats, gave
odds of 2 to 1. Helena is the capital,
no other town contesting for the honor.
The legislature is strongly Republican.
Tlio Democrats elect Senators in eleven
districts. The Republicans get twenty,
with the 23rd district.in doubt. The
Republicans also get thirty-six members
of the assembly. The Democrats get 18,
and there are five districts in dnubt.
Ilamsbr-.ngh, Republican, is elected to
Congress by about; 12.000 majority. Bismarck
was chosen as tho capital of'North
Dakota; no opposition.
The ticket elected is as follows: Jno.
Miller, Governor; Alfred Dickey, Lt.
Gov.; John Flittle, Sec'y of State.
The Republicans have made a clean
sweep of the State. The majority, as
shown by "Mellette for Governor and
Pickler and Gilford for Congress, will'
be from 10,000 to 12,000. The Republicans
will have a large majority in the
Legislature, thus insuring the election
of two Republican United States Senators.
The constitution is earned almost
unanimously, and the minority as to
representation is so far in minority as to
be almost lost sight of. There is hardly
a doubt that prohibition has carried, as
the cause got a good majority in many
of the leading towns, and everywhere
its success is conceded.
In the contest for. the capital of South
Dakota were Pierre, Watenown, Huron
and Sioux Falls. Pierre was chosen,
having received the highest nuunDtr oi
A Southern Woman's Ohaim
The charm of the Southern woman is
not that she knows so much, is not that
her gowDS are the very latest style, or
that she aspires to any high degree of *
physical culture, but that she is essen
tially a woman. She is a happy girl,
she expects to be a mother Bome day.
She doesn't think all thi3 out, but still
if the question were to be put to her,
she would tell you that it was the truth
She does not wear a tailor-made gown
wiili the chic of the New York girl, but
she is wonderfully bewitching in the
white one'that she dons in an evening,
and in Which, just now, she locks a bit
like a picture taken from one of the old
She "wears a full, plain skirt, a bodice
that is cut round at the neck, showing
the white, firm flesh, and the sleeve#
that are the veritable and yet which
show the entire arm. About her waist is
a white ribbon belt, and just in front is
a buckle set with briliiants that gran'dmftmmn
wore in her dancine davs. Her
? - - ? - fj ? - -
hair is knotted low on her neck, and
just on one side is placed a great creamy
white rose. She will tell you that ?he
heard that the beautiful girl who married
the Duko of Portland inclined to
wearing a flower in this way, and then
she remembers that there was a picture
'home of some aunt who was famous in
her time, and who had her rose placed
just so, and from it she learned the
nrcmer method of arrangement. Now.
i. I <-? *
tliis is a pun-and-iuk photograph of a
real living girl who is going to marry a
New York millionaire.?Boston Trareler.
Mr. Tweedy's Wrong.
Augusta, Ga.?Mr. Ephriam Tweedy,a
prominent Republican, who is an as^
pirant for Postmaster of Augusta, is
prosecuting Mr. Fred. Jones, a society
youDg man, upon a charge of adultery,
Which Mr. Tweedy alleges young Jones
committed "with his wife, Mrs. Jesse Tweedy,
a handsome lady, on the night
of September 5th, at hiB house on Elbert
street. The court room was crowded
all day with the best people of the city
anxious to hear the testimony of Mr.
l weeay, wno is cue principal wime??. i
The evidence was not reached. "Wednes- I
clay as the entire day was consumed by
lawyers arguing the point whether the .
husband can testifv against his wife.
That point has not yet been decided by
Mrs. Tweedy is not here, having left
a few nights after the crime is.alleged to
have been committed. She is in Atlanta
with relatives. The case is the first of
its kind ever tiied in the courts of Aui
gusta, and the people are surprised at
I Mr. Tweedy dra^gin^ it into the courts.
I Mr. Tweedy has filed a libel for divorce,
| which ,.iil be heard in a few weeks.
Cap9 Faar and Yadkin Valley,
Twenty-three miles of the track of the
C. F. & Y. V. railroad between Wilmington
and Fayetteville has been laid.
The intermediate trestles between the
end of the track and Black River bridge
are being constructed and will not delay
the work of laying the rails. A. turn out
i i hasbc-ei: nut in near Mott'3 Cross-roads.
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i seventeen miles from Wilmington in.
| Pendur county. It is proposed to chII
the place "Currie." in honor of Sir. J.
j H. Currie, of the firm of Wood & Currie,.
I of Wilmington.
THE FA&MEBS' NEW MOVE
Tare Mnst be Settled for Whon the Parmer
Sells Hi a Cotton.
The national committee of the Farm
ers' Alliance met at Atlanta and adopted
the following preamble and reiolutions:
"Whereas, the Association of American
Cotton Exchanges met in New Orleans
on the 11th, and in conjunction with
various commissioners of agriculture and j
representatives of the farmers' interests, j
did recommend that cotton be sold by
weight as a solution of the tare question;
and whereas, information now received
shows that said action has not received
tne approval oi a sufficient number ol >
Cotton Exchanges, and to enable the j
New Orleans Cotton Exchange to carry i
it out, commencing on the time agreed I
upon, to-wit, October 1, 1889; and j
whereas, the action taken by the New I
Orleans Cotton Exchange, in faTor of assisting
the farmers to get paid for the
eigbt pounds more cotton than each cotton-wrapped
bale contains than the jutecovered,
is highly appreciated, but for
said Exchange to contend for the cause |
in spite of the fact that many leading j
exchanges had deserted, ia especially j
commendand will be co-operated in !
by the interests wo represent; and
whereas, the justice and equity of the
farmers1 claim on the tare question is
basea on the fact, which stands boldly
and undisputed and indisputable, that
erery cotton wrapped bale actually contains
eight pounds more of lint cotton
than it would if covered with jute:
Therefore, it is hereby resolved, That
the action had by the Shreveport Cotton
Exchange be adopted in the present
em^'-gency, and every farmer is hereby
instructed, when offering for sale cotton
wrapped in cotton bagging, to demand
payment for eight pounds more of cotton
than the actual gross weight of such
Resolved, That this action is intended
to supersede and take the place of the
tare question. In no case shall a bale ;
of cotton be sold subject to a dock of
sixteen pounds for cotton bagging or
twenty-four pounds for jute bagging
as agreed in New Orleans unless the cotton
be sold at half a cent per pound in .
advance of the current price at that
time and placc.
Further instructions will be given the
Ureter by the national cotton committee
on the 26th of Octobar, through the
president of each County Alliance, "
Wheel or Union of their county sites,
where the President of each Primary
Alliance, Wheel or Union will meet !
them to receive the same.
Signed; J. R. Sledger, chairman,
Texas; M. L. Donaldson, South Carolina; '
W. J. Northen, Georgia; T. T. Hather,
Louisiana; Oswald Wilson, Florida; S.
B. Alexander, North Carolina; B. M.
Hord, Tennessee; S. P. Feathers tone,
A Queer Oase of Lunacy. |
D. A. Reid, a well-known citizen of ,
Chattanooga. Tenn., formerly a member '
of the firm of J. K. Sneed & Co , Mem
pms,wno lately Dougnt tne mountain :
cave in north Alabama, and was elected ;
general manager of the Alabama Black
Land, Coal and Iron company, has become
violently [insane, and was taken 1
into custody. His company has organized
a new town called Memphis, and extend- :
ing from Scottsboro to' Lime Rick, Ala 1
batna, and Reid's hallucination is that the 1
Memphis is a sort of an association. He j
started out the other morning with a
rifle on his shoulder, and flipped nickels
&t hk acquaintances. He then announced i
that the Memphis would give ai* enter
tammcnt at the opera house, ana forced
his wife to accompany him there. The
principal part of the performance con
sistcd in his violently striking his -wife's
head against the building, which he did
a number of times, and would p.obably
have killed her had the police not sac
ceeded in stopping him. He is now in 1
the city jail, awaiting an inquisition of .
h ~ T-*- Cfi.i. TTT-J J."
Q-U jJiici-cttttD neumu?. |.
Allegitajnt Station, Ya.,?There was
a romantic wedding the other day on
top of the Alleghany Mountain. The
bride was on'e of the rosy mountain girls,
Miss Honard. The groom was a splen
did specimen of manhood. The '
mountain selected is directly upon the
border between the Virginias. The bride
and groom redo ';:p and dismounted.
They were met t;.ere by the Ret. Mr.
Suerren, a Mjchodist minister from
"White Sur *r Springs. The wedded
couple st i upon the Virginia side,
wllilA fl. .lov/yrrmftw p^AArl Awn* IITIA
*1^ J1L4C*" otvvu wci wo uuw
in We-: Virginia, as he could not perform
""'.j ceremony in Virginia.
The Peabody Educational FnncL
New York,?The trustees of the Peabody
educational fund held their 27th
annual meeting at the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
Among the trustees present were:
Ex-President Cleveland, ex-President
Tiayes, Justice S. J. Field, Chief Justice
Fuller, and others. Hon. J. If. M. Currv,
of Richmond, Va., reported a grati
fying increase of interest throughout the
"William "Wirthenry, of Richmond, and
JudgeR B- Summerville, of Alabama.
Tvere electcd trustees to fill the vacancies
caused by tha resignation of Trustees
Stewart and Jackson. A. banquet followed
in the evening.
"Where He Got The Counterfeit Money.
A ttoo rtrnofori in omk/arQ
A ocuoauvu ??tw v&vc*fv%* au
county, Ala., several days ago by the arrest
of Rev. J. H. M. Duran, a Methodist
minister, charged with. passing counterfeit
money. He was lodged in jail, and
his trial came off Tuesdf y He admitted
that he had passed spi nous money, but
proved that he had got it out of the contribution
box. There -were eight silver
dollars in the box, and seven of them
were counterfeits. He said God and the
sinners who passed the coins were the
nnltf nnpc .vchA triAW Thft nftilfi VT89
dismissed on account of the officers inability
to get absent -witnesses.
. A National Bagging Trust,
Si.. Louis; Mo.?The bagging interests
of the United State# ar$ to consolidate
under the' name of the American
Manufacturing Co., of New York. About
twenty dhffr-rent factories at various
nninte it io stntpf^ rtp ttt Via ftTlsrcrhfd
into the* American company. "Warren,
Jones & Gratz, of St. Louis, the head of
the jute bagging trust are the chief promoter
of the new organization. The
combination is precipitated by the Missouri
anti .trust law.'
NORTH _AND WEST.
newsy items by telesbaph,
Being A Condensation of the Prmcroal
Happenings in Different States
A Chicago bookkeeper is off for Caoa
da with $39,000.
The world's visible supply of cotton is
The Florida Farmei a' Allian ze Convention
It Is said that $50,000,000 of American
property is owned by Englisnmen.
One man was killed by a railroad col- \
lision at Wilmington, Del., on Saturday
The danger of running passenger traina
twu v/iwo^/ n ao luuauatcu ai x aia"
tine Bridge, New York, on Friday night
last. Five persons killed and a large
A meeting of sixty or seventy Fourth
district Democrats was held at the Sherman
House, Boston, in the interest of
John L. Sullivan's candidacy for Congress
in that district. Eulogistic speeches
we re made and plans were laid for
securing the champion's nomination at
the 'ixpiration of the Hon. J. H.
Shipping circles in Baltimore were
somewhat alarmed at the yellow flag
displayed on the British steamer Recta,
C'apt. Lowe, which arrived in ballast i
from St. Lucia, West Indies, to load for
London. She remained at Quarantine
with eight seamen aboard having what :
is thought to be charges of fever. The
Captain remained aboard the ship, but
the pilot was allowed to land.
A man and his wife wore killed by a
boiler explosion at Wrightsville, Penn.,
The committee selected by the Cali
fornia Legislature to erect a monument :
in honor of J. W. Marshall, discoverer ;
of gold in California, has accepted the
monument made by Sculptor Wells of ;
Sun Francisco and ordered payment of
his claim. The statue will bo unveiled 1
at Goloma, Eldorado county, the site of i
the discovery of gold, next May. Some
of the old canL.on and anvils whioh wereused
in the settler's fort will be placed
in position about the monument.
A bashful young Icelandic woman
was landed at Castle Garden
Monday from the steamship Ethopia.
Her name is Guddjorg Bjarnardoptis.
She is from Reykjavik.
Matthia* G ruber, a member of Company
P A fVi Vofirvno 1 rvf "Pi>nn_ 1
Uj A V/^iUiwUb| AlOUVllOl UIKUUVI JL VUU
sjlvania, was shot through, the back and
ibdomen at target practice at Allentown.
He cannot live.
Action has been commenced by Attorney
General Tabor, of New York state,
against the Assembly ceiling contractor,
John Snaith, in the Supreme Court of
Oaeida County, to recover $250,563.
The Albany County sheriff arrested
Snaith, who gave bail in $50,000.
A canal 250 miles long i* to be built
for navigating purposes in New Mexico,
[t will be 80 feet wide. J
California engineers have accomplish
sd the difficult task ot lilting the i'eather
River, a fast flowing stream, fifty
feet, and carrying it for more than half ^
a mile in an artificial bed at that height ]
above its old channel. It has been ac- }
romplished in a little less than a year. |
The object was to drain the river near (
Oroville in order to reach the very rich i
gold deposits believed to exist in its bed, <
The promoters of the great enterprise (
are chiefly Englishmen.
The fiftieth birthday of Miss FraBcis
E. Willard, President of the National
Women's Christian Temperance Union,
was celebrated Saturday night by a huge
gathering in the First Methodist Churcn,
Evanston, HI, Messages of congratulation
were read from notable people
throughout the oountry, including the
The Brotherhood of Bat* Ball Players
has leased two block* of ground in NewYork
A special to the New York World
from Ottawa says: British Columbia
advices state that the United States
Cruiser Rush i? expected shortly to call
at Victoria on her way south, and that
it is feared trouble may ensue between
the crews of the seized sailing schooners
and their frisnds and the orew of the
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad
have ordered 1,000 more freight cars and
twenty new locomotives.
Four mill operatives living near Pontoosuc
Lake, Mass., were rowing on the '
lake when the boat was overturned.
Alfred Ford and Firon Champion were
drowned. The other two were rescued
by a boat from shore.
Admiral Kimberly has arrived at San
Francisco He was given an ovation at
On August 80th last Arthur F. Dow.
a prominent business man of Littleton,
N. H., the owner of three dry goods
stores, a coal and wood yard, and a
creamery, came out of his coal office, aad
directing one of his drivers to tell has
wife that a telegram had called him to
Plymouth, N. H., and that he would be
back on the 4 o'clock train, disappeared
toward the railway station. He took a
train for Plymouth, since which timehis
friends have neither seen nor heard from
him. Aire. Dow hai offered a reward of
$500 for his capture.
MAF7 LIVES LOST.
The Boilers of a Pasaonger Steamer Ex'
ploda With Fatal Eeralts.
iteamer Corona, of the Onachila
consolidated line, which left New OrTIT
J _ 1 .r i-v
leans weanrsaay evening lor me unachiia
river, exploded her boilers at False
river, nearly opposite Port Hudson about
noon Thursday, causing the loss of the
steamer and about forty lives. The Anchor
Lin? steamer, City of St. Louis,
happened near by and her crew saved
The following is a list of the passengers
lost, so far as known, besides the
crew of 20 lost: Dr. Atwell, a chiropodist,
and four negro musicians traveling
with him; Scott, of Smithland, La.; Sin.
LJavis, oistocuman, jiexas; ?ir. noenicn;
Mr?. Huff, of Opelousas, and Mrs. Kaufmnu's
nurse and eldest child.
The < orona^aa on her fibt trip of the
season, and had but recently been repaired
at an expense of $12,000. She yas valued
at $20,000. V
WHY SLIGHT "TEE SOUTH?
Pensacola Insists that the Delegates to the
Continental Congress Shall Visit
Tho following communication has
reached Secretary of State Blame and
the matter of bringing the delegates.
South will be brought to the attention of
the board of trade of-- Birmingham and
chamber of commerce as Pensacola immediately
Pexsacola, Fla., September 2S.?To
the Hon. J. G. Blaine, Secretary of State,
?Sir.: It has been given out by the As-.
sociated Press, as shown in the enclosed
clipping, that the department of State
wilL by the 3d pros, start a train bearing
delegates from South and Central America
to the InternationaT"Congress for
a tour over twenty States of the Union,'
that they may appreciate the vast re- i
<jrniwv>a nf niir r>rmntrv Of fru?
mentioned Kentucky appears as the
most southern in the list. ?
The object of this communication is '
to submit respectfu'ly, and.to most
earnestly petition that this expedition be
extended to Pensacola. It would be de-,
plorable if these delegates are not shown
Birmingham, Ala., the centre of. the
minerai development which-has aston- '
ished the world. Once at Birmingham I1
it .would follow as a natural sequence
that these delegates should visit Pensacola,
the only land-locked deep-water i
harbor on the const of tiie (iulf of Aiexi-11
co, and the natural outlet of the inter- ;
change of traffic between the Gulf States '
and Central and South America. For !1
years the people of the Gulf States hav6 (
watched with interest the grewiDg ]
tendency for better commercial relations ^
with both Americas. 5
Pensacola has already a largo timber (
trade with both, and itffliarljor ouers security
and deep water to the fleets J
which are to carry our increasing com1
merce. Pensacola is the nearest port to
Birmingham, the centre of the coal and
mineral section of the South. Taking
Nashville as a common point through (
which the produce of the vast areas of 1
the Middle and Northern States would 1
pass, Pensacola offers the port nearest to
producers, whether on the Atlantic or i
Gulf, through which commodities can be \
sent to the nations south of us. I beg. 1
therefore, that you trill grant our peti- ]
rtonsand give our neighbors an oppor- j
tunity to see our Gulf. Respectfully, (
"W. D Chipley, Mayor, i (
? ? 1
Superstition in Alleghany County. j
Allejrnany Station. Ya..?A month 5
igo Dick WiDSton, a track walker on the 1
^hesipeake and Ohio railroad, was asr
ias^inated by another ne<?ro, who asserted (
:hat he had bewitched a member of his *
family. Another negro. Joe Rose, who 1
eras liked by blacks and whites, sue. '
- - - - i * -r 1!C
seeded mm. jno sooner naa joe entered ?
apon his duties than he asserted that he
tad seen the spirit of the dead Winston c
jit her entring the tunnel where he form j
jrly worked or the culvert where he fell
tvhen shot. Strange characters would
suddenly shine out upon the dark sides
of the interior of the tunnel like the
famous handwriting on the wall. These
strange visitations continued for a month.
Joe went to the White Sulphur Springs
3n Saturday night. At the station he ,
iccidently brushed against a mulatto ;
boy, one of the crowd of negroes who
lang about. The mulatto would take
no explanation !)ut going to his room .
brought down his revolver and shot Rose
dead. The nesrroes connect the ghostly
appearances \riLh this fatality, considering
them to have been -warnings to Rose
3f his approaching death.
Fruit Groiriag Oat of tlis Eocks.
A hardy apple tree, loaded with rips,
luscious fruit, growing from the crevices
of a rock, was a curiosity which attracted
the attention of visitors to Fairmount
Park, Philadelphia, the past summer.' The
tree, which is very large, shoots uj
from the crevice of the rocks blasted tc
form the pool for the pumping at th?
Fairmount Water Works.
The apples on the tree were the beauti
ful rosy ^cheeked, yellow variety, and; j
from their quality and size it would sp- j
pear that there was some rich source ol i
sustenance, though none was visible fron j
any point of view, the roots being plainly j
seen clinging to the'rocky walls, shooting j
in one crevice and cut of another. Hundreds
of small boys tried, day after day,
to procure specimens of the fruit, but th?
isolated position of the tree saved it Irvuj
their raids. . _.
More Praudulant Louisiana Bonds.
New Orleans, La.?The statement is
now made that irregularities have been
discovered in what are knows as B:ib>.
bonds, commencing at No 103.o00, -with
some slight regularity previous to that
number. Nearly all of the Baby bonds
above 102,000 are fraudulent. s
The State Auditor and Treasurer will
soon take up this branch of-the invest^- j
gation. Attorney-General Rogers ad- j
inits that the Baby bond3 have been ab- j
stracted or. otherwise tampered - with to [
the amount of $400,000. According to
Judge Roger's figures,-the defalcation
already in right will reach more than
Booth and Modjeska in Pittsburg. ,
Edwin Booth and Mme. Modjsuka
opened iheir season Monday night at the
Grand Opera House in Pittsburg in ;
"The Merchant of .Venice " It was the
first appearance of Mr. Booth and Mme.Modjeska,
and, despite the disagreeable 4
weather, the large auditorium was j
packed. The indications arc that the J
engagement will* be the largest ever j
played by Mr. Booth in this city The J
Combination goes to Cleveland for one j
week and then to New York for eight ;
Danville's Tobacco Trade.
Monday closed the Danvillp, Va., to*;
bacco years. Sales of leaf tobacco i
on warehouse floors for the year j
were 28.803.363 pcuads;-a decrease fro;:; |
I-.* V, . O -trwi AAA T'^ .. !
ladt o dated i>i 4r,oyu,vvv. j j
average price was ?8.To per 100. The j
decrease in sales was due to the' short
crop. The sales of uian-ufacrured pro
duct since January 'were 5.807,000
pounds, an increase over the same tinje
of last year of neaily 2.000.000 pounds."
Planning a $3,000,000 EoteL
A New York syndicate of eight men
have secured an option on real estate for
the site of a $3,000,000 hotel at Louis
ville, Ky., after the styie of the Hotel
Ryan at St. Paul. The location is convenient
to the Chesapeake and Ohio
station, and it is supposed that C. P.
Huntington has an interest in the sup-.,
WASHINGTON NOTES. 'jl
It is estimated at the treasury departmeet
that there has been a decrease of
?13,500.000 in the public debt since the
first of September.
Bids were opened at the Treasury De- v5j
partment for the construction of a court -- 2
^ ni vr n '
uwuec duu puj>tuuu:c au v^uitnutte, JLUV*; .*&
the lowest being that of J. E. Tinsley,
of Staunton, Ya., at-?65,831. J ~M
The comptroller of'the currency has
authorized the First National Bank, of
Tallahassee, Fla., to begin business wife
a capital of
C/ivjL service lyommissioner Hugb.
Thompson and his wife Have given i*p
their streets house for the season and ;
have taken apartments 1.332 Mass&ehu.
setts avenue. Miss Thompson is visiting
relatives in Soutii,Carolina, but will. JN
be back for the winter gayeties. fl|
Beautiful -white marble busfc-o*3S?3.
Cleveland, upon a pedestal of black and
white marble,', is at present occupying a
corner of Mrs^-Wilson's drawing room, v It
was left in the ex-Marshal's "charge V 7|jS
when Mr.' Cleveland went to New York. \ '*,
The bust is life-size, and is the work of \ -. :'fi
G. Scanki, Genoa, and bears date, 1886. jmi
It was made from imores lions taken
when sha travelled ia Europe. The
marble represents the head and'shonldtsfs,
showing the chest midway. ' The hair Is" MA
Pressed in the style that is now familiar
to the public-as that worn in the photographs
extent of this popular lady, in a
coil on the top of the head. The features '
ire idealized, and the form is slight.
rhe drapery is a knitted -undergarment i
made with square opening at the neck, ^
2d<yed with Hamburg trimming, and a Jfl|
knitted shawl falling from the shoulders A
in a roll forms the edge of the bust. - The JH
statuary will be sent to Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland as soon as they are located in l
Vfo<^ %cnr? oxr/irmo Iiaitc/* nna-r
street, New York ciiy:
Subscriptions to the fund to meet the
expenses of Parnell in his defence before
the Parnell commission have closed. The
:otal amount subscribed is ?1,000.
By the treaty between Italy and King
ilenclik of Abyssinia, the latter engages * ' J
:o communicate with other powers only *'
Vvrnri<-rTi Ttoltr T>tt tT-?ic frnofr +V> A n?v I
?ing of Abyssinia has in effect accepted
:he protectorate of Italy over the whole
>f Abyssinia and Shoa, and the sovereignty
of that power over Massowah on '
:he Red Sea coast, arid Keren and AsTiara
on the northern highlands of Abys
sinia. The Italian t.rfrq>ps-have alread^^^^^^
;aken possession of Keren an3TCsmaaC~^. _/UJ|
RheDish newspapers anuounce that N
IJount Yon Hatzffcldt, German minister
jo England, will shortly remarry his for- 4
ner wife, an American laav named J
Vloalton. The ceremony will take place M
German government will ask a credit
>f 300,000,O*>0 -marks -for bronze .guna
or the hew smok^lpss powder.
J .1 .r> xs. . T _
? oou unu wart) 01 me jLaoraaorxans.
The manner of subsistence of all the
Indians and half-breed population of
Labrador. is practically the same. The ijijM
Montagnais and Nasquspees live in lodges
the year round, whetlierinthe interior.or
on the coast. The Esquimaux generally * fl
live in igloes, a sort of turf-covered wig* fl
warn, -when in the interior, and when afc ' fl
the missions in rude huts modeled aftet^_J|
the igloe;. while the few remaining
dians seldom appear on the coast, unless
H y.i *r> .Kr- fowsina A* Ttr'fion t"K/?TT /W\WA
uiiv^u. AAA uy sjx. J TTAAWAL CAAVJ* WAUU r^mm
to the villages to barter, when they bring
all their belongings down the rivers and fl
inlets in open boats, camping at night
under sealskin tents. The* coast Labradorians,
and there are not 600 others,
are occupied in sealing.in the early
spring; they fish in the summer and
trap in the -winter; and these occupations ^
are common to all, including half-breeds \H
and -whites. There"is nothing else to be
done, whatever the ability or inclination.
In the extreme north the clothing is ex- fl
Mneivpl-c- coolcL-Tri onrl nn trio ?nnA aVinro
th8 attire is a combination of sealskin
and fustian; the" latter being especially _ I
prized for withstanding the cruel" winds "**
and storms of - the region. The number
of stockings worn by these folks is often 4H
astonishing. Four, five and. sometimes M
a half-dozen are used inside their sealskin
boots. There is nothing striking about
the dress of the few white* women who
are here, save that they remind one, in H
the mountain of clothing they -bundle
upon inemseives 01 me iremeuu.ous sains
of the women of Irish Connemara. But^|
the Indian women of the._sojjJh.
Esquimaux womeri of the north are/wonderfully
appareled. Anything they can
get their hands upon -possessing gorgeous
color is more noticeable among the worfiten ~ ' i
of the St. Lawrence coast than with the
northern Esquimaux.?New Orleans Time* fl
~ Tka Fat TTiTes of' Labrador. - I
The dress of the women of Labrador
usually consists of huge1 -seal-skin 'boots,
a petticoat, a seal-skin' garment covering H
the -whole person from the neck' to'the' ' JHfl
knees trimmed with -white for,' a cap en-veloping
the .entire heajl. an^.a sort of
baggy cape or hood hanging. .down. ,the. . ,
back, in which their fat little -babies,pee, flj
carried. The cradle is unl^^
Vio 'P.cniiirr.onv hilt. ' tn'o ivnirp'tssl'*
dencvof all mothers to bounce, ~s\?ayjfl^"
heave about^the helplessfafant^Jfitf^as* **
tration here in the "jigg*ng?o^h?:I&-:r
quimaux child, in its aerifsT.craddler.:v?
Walking or .sitting the EsgfSimaa? rngthr_ ,j|
er has an endtess s^y^kent like that of /J Jfl
an old tar under a heavy sea. "It is a' "
writhing, weaving, ' spraying Diction.
which cannot be adequately described.
But it suffice?, and the fat mother gets a
good deal of exercise out of it, whatever
the effect upon' the babe. Only among
the half-breed women are' there forms
and faces that are" attractive as civilized " ' fl
folks judge-these things.* The compensation
is-here, however, for- nearly all ^ H
Esquimaux women will measure in girth fl
what they will in height; and ail forms
of fat represent the Labradorian idea of ^
both utility and" beauty. At childbear
ing their" own women-officiate as mid- *
wives; and they get- along very well in fl
every respect without physicians.-,T!iere fl
is not a resident doctor in all Labrador;
nor, for tnat matter, a lawyer.?2?ew Orleans
No More Gmblmg in New Orleans.
.By direction vof .Orleans city 9
council Mayor Shakespeare has ordered 9 H
the cioing of all the gambling houses in
the city. The Mayor himself has been
in,favor of licensing t';e.>e places, but
.the council refused to endorse his views, fl
and have ordered him to. close all the S
gambling places at once.
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