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MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1895.
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.i ...L'i;i kv. ill imiiniirtii
t(t" kiIi, chosen president
.... ,.,,iiltcss in session at
., i VAMiKiimi.T, (laugh-
Win. K. Winiiciuiu,
r. ...,f., the end of tho year.
fil"l ....... .1... .1....W.1 r.1
t .. ..f.t-r.ilii'
n. (nun Shanghai, on the
1" .n nf the prisoners
Mill UIUI . , '
... ...mmlieilv m tlio recent
f" v,i. uin(l lit K ii Chenc
i flu presence of tlio for-
, f .1. L. Waller, e.v-
. o.tos consul at Mtidiigttscur
.n.fpnrointr t""i twenty
. . In f'lf.renlv niiM.
C '.. ..!.... .111... nn tlipLNII.li.
funeral f Ail mirnl Dulgado
, io was drowned liy tlio sink-
(l,e fipiiimn cruiser r-iinciiea
dlT ,Moro cnue, toon
tii)iai"J. (m Urn UOtu, witl.lui-
fSt Parle .Jcm iuil says the report
led SltltOS niinisu..i .........
i.lmrtlir change places wit li Sir.
,. itnnvnn. t ii i toil Mines am-
Ur to Loriuii".
1 1 41.- I-..L...1
r,.,,-nr t ll'llllir lion I, mo I llllcu
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L;f! asre)0il'ii ny 11. u. mm iv, i.i.,
ikeivfcu eiuieii me ,uui, were .-1.1,
L..0111 fr the corresponding week
..iv.-ar: tnr laiiuila tlio lanures
LtK, afitiiisl Is lust yeiir.
wniinrtci centennial reunion of
Societv (if tlie Army of the Cumber
i neetiofr In conjunction wit.li tlio
iition el the ( India manga n nil
-lUnonga .imonni pa rii, ivns neiu
i(httni'i.'i lenn., on mo mm.
nSpanisli transport steamer San-
Ssrbnni arrived at Havana, on the
j, with additional troops from
in. ,Slie was enthusiastically
trttluiii her arrival by a huge
nlofpo'ipie who gathered to wel-
vntcr in the hay at Alpena,
ti., reeeiU'il suddenly, on the 13th,
kiinf tin' level about thrco feci
linting several vessels on the bot-
lt came htie'.t gradually. J he
ttplienctiu iumi occurred last year
sltlie Mime tune.
ivcrliel of the coroner's jury in-
ptiuc the Osceola mine disaster
Hoopli t ii. Mich., in which thirty
k Inst their lives, niailo public
itlSlli, said that tho cause of the
;i iiiniiiiiH n, unit exonerated the
fttfcials from nil negligence.
:hfal ation of SIM, BOO on the part
ie recei viiiir and paving tellers of
Sitlotinl llauk of Illinois ntl'hi-
was, on the Huh, admitted by the
IrrMif that institution. The short-
id all been made good, and it is
'Stood there will be no proseeu-
v.wnliiiiee with a resolution
tol by the Chicago Union League
irnuigciuentsare bciiiff made for
imass meeting to bo held in Con-
Musie hall in that citv. on the
tT of tlm :illth, to take up the
of the ( 'iilum struggle for lib
tti llAiiinAi.ui, son of the pa-
iitn. (niiseppo daribaldl and a
mul the liiiliim chamber of dep-
nas aniiniiiiceit that he will no
pr support the povermncnt In the
wr, inasmuch as it has refused
pat complete amnesty to political
I'fC'otlon States exposition at At-
I'a., for w hich preparations had
I'noeusiriKly making for two years,
lormally opened, on the IHth,
at Cleveland, at tiray liablcs,
"nzmrd's Hay, Slass., stnriiiir up
finilermis niuchinery by touciiiiiff
:nc on lion.
Nwekly statement of the. New
pfitvassm-iiitj.il luinli. .i-i,u
fine '.'1st showed tho following
p lieserve, decrease, 54,241,75(1;
Kfccrease., S."i.450.0(H): Rnecla. da-
Vi54,(M10: letral tenders, de-
K 7,il!t,8no; deposits, decrease,
VW circulation, increase 8187,-
f I'Ar.Kiii HST returned to New
".Vim the stennisliln (lormnnle..
r;("h, after an absence of three
f in Kurope. The great crnsa
ffntliis vacation in Switzerland,
'his own words "derived both
land mental profit from thecon-
Puon or naturo iu her most
't'neinmitl Price Current, on the
(uiin;irized the crop conditions
i week as follows: llenomlly fa
for maturinif corn, ltut ft
Nporlion could now be serlous-
fti hv frnst. Tho vlcbl Indica-
rf been maintained. Autumn
F'"i!iliii(I Is deficient, but may ul
''f prove equal to last year.
r'RMxu to the Independence
f'ta agent In the liahinnas of a
hflnu has telcirruplicd to his
I thnt nn tmiTii-iiKn Ollnntitv
kl. ainiiitinit Inn nml ntlii'l mil I-
ltom, intended for the Cuban in-
K has been found on the llrlt-
',IJwl of Andros. Tlicse stores.
f!(t snvs. were seeretlv shinned
'"earner Kdam, from Now York,
j"r 5, f,. Amsterdam, fonn
off Start point, on the southern
01 England, on the lBth, after ft
" with the steamer Turkestan.
PPiclieO up by the steam trawler
r. which wiib afterward taken
pxhv n, ... i. i i i
'escorted to Plymouth.
, - nut 13(1 1 1 UHULIICil IIUI
rMi, Wlth Admiral Uclptade Pa-
- warn, was struck by the in
rH I'onslir.,, ii. ...... j- vr.'..... i..
it . V"K nre.ui.r murvci.) .
r' Morro castle, Havana, at mid-
18th, and tank almost
.V. Arh,,i,.Bl U.ul. ....1 41.
... u. . OICJU BUU Hill J-
l01 the crew of thn wnr ahin. In-
f 'Capt, Ybauezaud three other
n re drowned. The remainder
trtw n i t .
i ..u iu uuiiioefi ncro
UH f'.n. I... 1
11! -".n.-ioi.B nun revet eu
"f t,, auaitjv of the treas-
I ,"B 8t"M department and de
L;" A. si. Kansoin, United
"""'"iliter to' Mexico, may drftw
H annl. under lit.
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events,
FERSONAL AND GENERAL.
That is an inter. .sting dispute j
California as to whether or not the
lambs as well as the sheep me covered
by mortgages. It is well known to
many people who have jriveu mort
(rntfes that those papers are fur reach
inif, and such people will not find it
hard to believe that the lambs "ivill
have to go.
Tun free silver forces of the 1'nitcd
States will lie consolidated and head
quarters will be established- in Chica
go, (icn. A. ,1. Warner, president of
the National Uiinetallic leiiRue, will
be the president of the consolidated
body, and Secretary Kdivard II. hijrlit
of the American Iliiiietnllic union will
occupy a similar position in the new
ltoHKiiTt'oo.MiiiiH, the boy whostabbed
his mot'ier to death In homlon, a few
months nro, has be'en adjudged guilty,
but declared insane, and will be con
lined in an asylum at the pleasure of
lioixin, Neb., was almost wiped out
by lire on the 17th. l'orty business
houses were burned, (with contents,
and also many residences. The dam
ago is over $1110,001). l'reiiiont. Kcrib
ner and ot her towns sent special trains
with fire apparatus, which arrived too
lute to bo of service.
A NOTAW.K reunion was held at Indi
anapolis, hid., on tlio 17th. It was
that of t he One Hundred and Twenty
third Indiana regiment, known to his
tory as "II ovey's llubies." They were
recruited by den. Alvin I'. Ilovev,
afterward governor of the slate, and
they got their inline from the fact that
tho average age was the lowest, of liny
regiment that participated in tiie war.
Of tlio l.ilOD men enlisted 700 at the
time of enlistment were under 'J.'i years
of age, and many were tint l,"i years
old. The regiment made a ureal light
At Dubuque, la., on the 17th. cred
itors libeled the revenue cutter William
Windoin iu the federal court for 82.S00.
This is expected to precipitate action
by other creditors of the Iowa iron
works, whose experience in the con
struction of tlie Windoin anil the tor
pedo boat Krics-.en has been very dis
Osiikosii, Wis., was visited by a de
structive coulkigralion on the 1 St It.
Property, including millions of feet of
lumber, was destroyed to the amount
of 5350,0011. Only after the city lire
department was reinforced by engines
and men from Xeeiiah, Menasha, Ap-
pleton and Pond du Lac, were the
Humes cheeked anil the (ire extinguished.
Jakp. (I.M'DAUlt, the oarsman, said,
on tho 18th, that owing to other en
gagements he can not accept Harding's
challenge to race In Knglaml, but he
will row the Lnglislimun In Texas, one
week after the regatta at Austin, for
.VK) a side.-and will allow him f"iU0
expenses from Kngluiul.
Tiik national eiicaiiipuienl of .Sous
of Veterans at K'noxville, Tenn., came
to an end on the IHth. On that day
tlie encampment elected otlieers and
it night a display of fireworks was
provided near Fort Saunders.
On the ISth Chicago customhouse in-
spectors arrested Raphael t'ordina, a
Mexican youth aged 17, in whose pos
session SI, OHO worth of smuggled dia
monds were found.
Font persons were injured, one prob
ably fatally, hv a collision between a
trolley car and an ice wagon in 1 ort
Scott, Kan., on the IHth.
Fiuk in Indianapolis, Ind., on the
IHth, destroyed property variously es
timated at from Muo.noo to Snoo.oOil.
Ut ssiAN agents have gone to Pekin
to negotiate for the establishment of
a liusso t hinese bank in that city.
It was reported, on the 18th, that a
cond Chincxo loan, guaranteed by
liussla -and France, will be concluded
in .Novemucr. rrance iiinieiiiiiiins,' .
find the money, (leriiiau financiers re
fuse to take any part of the loan.
Ski kktahv Lamom's bash fulness
held him absent from the Chickamauga
rostrum, with his maiden speecli yei
undelivered. In spito of tlie wide ad
vertisement given to tho prospective
speech by the press, as tho tune drew
near the secretary pleaded pressing
family matters and hurried away to
Pl!Ki.i.MiNAity to tlie formal dedica
tion of the Clilekamauga National
park, tho various states that were in
readiness dedicated their monuments,
on the 18th, and turned them over to
the park commission. The various
ceremonies were of a very interesting
Kosh C. Van IIokkhi.kn, receiving
teller of the Merchants' Lonn and
Trust Co. of Chicago, was reported
missinif. on tho I'.'lh, as was also
about 858,000 of the money belonging
to the institution. Mr. Van liokkeleu
Is supposed to bo in Mexico.
A nmuiixo in course of construction
in Klosterstrassc, (ioben, In Itranden
burg, collapsed, on the lliUi. burying '
sixteen workmen in the ruins. Nine
ol them were killed, and tho others se
Tiik steamer lurkcRtan renciieu
Cardiff, Wales, on the Iftth. in a dam
aged condition, as a result of her col
lision with the steamer Kdam, having
on board some of the passengers and
crew of the latter vessel, picked up
after the accident.
It wns estimated that 80,000 visitors
to Chattanooga, Tenn., helped to swell
the attendance upon the exercises at
the opening of tho national military
park on the field of Chlckaninuga, on
A nisi'ATcri from Kio.lunoiro, on the
lUth. said the llrazilian government
had decided that if Ungland established
a cable station on the island of Trini
dad, tho llrilish minister nt Rio Ja
neiro would receive hia passports.
Wiiii.k crossing a bridge ou the
North Pennsylvania road near Ojjouta,
on the 80th," Mrs. Wiu. Moorhoad, of
Oak Lano, Pa., and her 10-year-old
daughter, were struck by an express
train and hurled from the bridge. The
mother was instantly killed and the
daughter fatally injured.
O.N the 20th Sirs. W. M. Thompson,
acting secretary of the West Virginia
State Historical and Antiquarian so
ciety, fell from tho third floor ol the
state house at Charleston to the bot
tom of the elevator shaft, crushing
her skull and klllinp her iustunlly.
Mm leaves six children.
Disi'atchkb from liuayaquill, Ecua-
a. -a., i.tmt llenera h llowen ana in
vono, cuught red-handed In a conspi
racy to overthrow the president, have
Wn dismissed from the army and de-
pfS?e4 ot their military grde.
Tamvan,!,-, the 1,1 capital of .',
', ami ihang-Hwa, an adjacent
forlilied towu, were captured by a
body f ..(.(HI ,laaneso od August SO.
! after a short contest, in which .4 of
i the assailants were killed or wounded.
; Of the native garrisons, numbering
; IU.0U0, c,o were killed or wounded, and
i the remainder dispersed.
I Tiik steamers Constantino ami Tre
, vethick collided, on the Joth, oft the
I entrance to the Klver Tyne. The Con-
sLimine, cut to the water's edge, was
run ashore to prevent foundering.
Tlie crew were rescued by means of
A dispatch fi-nm Shanghai, on the
2'lth, Mil, Uiat t'hinaexpects to occupy
Lino-Tung in October, and that ItiiRsia
is pressing Japan to Immediately evac
uate that territory.
Tin-: Central Labor union of New
York has declared a boycott on all the
llihles, prayer books and all religious
works published by llenziger liros., on
the ground that the firm employs non
JIayok .McCrt.iv of I.jmoiit," III.,
was, on the 10th, hold to await the ac
tion of the Cook county grand jury un
der three charges of bribery, the bail
being fixed at 85,000.
Firry thoi haxd Mohammedans are
iu active rebellion in the northwest of
China. They are lighting with arms
said to he supplied by Kusslan sympa
thizers, and their avowed purpose is to
set up an Independent government in
territory taken from Kansu, Hi and
Ai.aiimi-.i at tlie recent, startling dis
covery of crookedness iu three trusted
employes of the National Hank of Illi
nois and the Merchants' Loan and
Trust Co., most of the other Chicago
hanks are examining their boohs to
see if their own clerks huve been led
Tine London Times gives prominence
to a letter from Admiral Fitzgerald, In
which the writer says that Lord Dun
raven must expect that his conduct in
the matter of the America's cup
match races will lie severely criticised,
and that it compares unfavorably with
that of Mr. Iselin.
Mxs. SIiciiaki. ilAi.i.AniiKit, wife of a
well-known citizen of Huron, lvas., on
the With, threw carbolic acid in her
husband's face in a fit of jealous rage,
disllgm-iug him for life. One eye was
entirely put out, and it is barely possi
ble that the other can be saved.
On the night nf the 20th two trains
collided on the Lookout Mountain
( Tenn.) railway with a mild crash. Sev
eral persons became frightened and
jumped, one of whom was Senator I'cf
(or, of Kansas. His whiskers were un
injured, but his face was badly cut.
Tiik cold wave from the northwest
reached lies Moines, la , on the 22J.
The early part of tho day was very
hot and tho sky almost clear. At 1
o'clock the temperature fell with re
markable rapidity, going down -'-'degrees
in fifteen minutes. At other
points throughout the entire west the
fall iu temperature was radical and
severe, anil in ninny places caused
much damage to fruit trees and crops.
Hist'ATi'iiKS from Madagascar, on the
,".M, said that lien. Duchesne, with a
force of French troops surprised 6,000
llovas in a dellle near Spahinodri. Af
tera short engagement tho llovas tied,
leaving eighty dead. On tlie French
side no one was killed and only three
Tiik boiler at the county infirmary,
which is situated about miles west
of Dayton, O., exploded, on the -1st,
smashing tlie walls of the engine room
and killing Paul liuttcrhorn, the engi
neer, and Albert Hnde, an inmate.
Four other inmates were badly in
jured. IIoim; for the Kafrty of the four
masted Itritish ship Stoneleigh, over
.00 days out from London for Mel
bourne, has been abandoned. It. is be
lieved the ship mid crew of thirty-six
went down while rounding t he Horn.
Wm. ('. Ci ims, just returned from
the orient, says that the Japinese cab
inet has practically decided t have
four ships of Japan's new navy Con
structed iu the I'nited States.
On the 21st the banks of New York
city held SiJ,44:i,:00 in excess of the
requirements of tho 33-per-cenU rula.
Tiik annual renortof Fourth Assistant
Postmaster (ieneral Maxwell shows that
the number of postolllces in operation
in the I'nited Slates June 30, IWi.l, was
70,001. DuriiiK' tho year'!,4.'J postoflices
were established and 'J,li!3Uiscontinued.
hi iu i v Siir.uirrs Hauius and Stiffel,
of Arkansas County, wero shot dead
near Kngland. Lonoke County, Ark., on
the :ii while attempting to arrest an
cscapad prisoner named Lacy.
AiiiiAxni .MKNTS have boon perfected
in New York and in othor lingo cities
to get up a monster petition that the
United States rocognizo tlio insurgents
in Cuba as bolligorents.
Ji'lidh Hai.k died at Auburn, Oil., on
tho mid of old aire. Tho judge was a
pioneer, crossing tho plains with an ox
team and arriving in Sacramento in
Tiik president, by an executive ordor
Issued on the ','ud. has cxteniieu tuo
civil S'rvico system in a modi tied form
to all consular utllcer.-. whoso compensa
tion directly and through fees range
from 81,000 toSV'b".
W'lt.i.tAM Smith, colored, who on Sep
tember lith murdered Tony Podone,
ttm lmiianii n?ont of tho Illinois Cen
tral railroad at Amite City, La., was
taken from ofllccis at Hammond, La.,
on tho .1st by an infuratcd mob and
Tin: uianii.ors of the government bond
svndiealo have taken action which is
regarded as a formal dissolution of the
syndicate, tho government having no
lonsrer any need of its sorvlce.
A TiiKMUNiioi s cold wave came upon
Omaha. Neb., on tho il. Two llicnes
n.u foil ii.i. I.natl. S. II.. and snow
fell over parts of Western Nebraska and
.... . I ' a
Wyoming, llie mercury ion uny-uuu
degrees In two hours.
Thr Ilov. Dr. H. W. Thomas, of
n.jpn-n. cuuaed somewhat of a sensa
tinn nn the 22d by declaring irom bts
pulpit that the oppression of Cuba by
Spain must come to an enu.
Tin. l.ronKiirv on the 20th lost S1S0,
000 In gold for export and gained $75,000
by deposits, leaving me irue amount oi
the Bold rosorve at U5,71Mv&
Tkhhiiii.k prairie Ilres are raging1 In
Oklahoma and great damage nas oeen
,i,,o. Thousands of acres iiavo been
burned over, and much hay and other
erous destroyed. Several people had
narrow escapes. i
RETURN OF THE KITE,
Hrliiln re.rr, le ad llen.on Htrlj
i, line rinm iiiir An ile KiplorHtlnim
An Inlnrmrlnit i.,rj of Their l:ipprlfii.'
Ulili li, lli.ucicr, Failure So Fr
ill the I lll.rf Ol.jeut uf tlie Vuvai'a Va
St. Johns, N. p.. Sent. ". The
Peary relief steamer Kite arrived here
yesterday afternoon, bringing Peary,
Leo and Ifenson safe home. The
Peary expedition party endured much
hardship last winter, but undaunted,
started northward again in April in
an attempt to make a new record.
J hey succeeded In reaching Independ
ence bay, where they camped. They
wero unable to make any pronounced
advance uorthward owing to the weak
ness of the party.
The Penry oartv are verv reticent.
but generally conceded that in the
main the expedition was practically a
full ure. Last winter was passed un
eventfully at Anniversary Lodge in
preparing for the great expedition
over the ice cap, which left Anuiver;
sttry Lodge April 1. All three, Peary
Leo and llenson, took part, having
live sleds and forty-nine dogs, besides
a supporting party of natives during
We lirst stages of the journey.
When they arrived at a point 1K5
miles from headquarters, where he
had cached provisions on tlie failure
of the expedition in ISO 4, Peary could
not liud the cache, which had evi
dently been snowed over and buried.
Consequently he decided to continue
on toward Independence bay, hoping
to augment his limited stock of pro
visions by shooting game, lie ex
pected to reach the hay and do some
coast exploration which two hopes
were realized, although at the cost of
dreadful hardsjiips. Lee gave out and
had to be hauled for several days till
the bay was reached where they con
trived to shoot several musk oxen.
Owing to the Miialluess of the party
and the fatal defect of a scarcity of
food, Peary could not make his way
northward. The dogs became emaci
ated from want of food and then de
veloped contagious sickness. Peary
was compelled to kill the weaker ones
by degrees to supply the stronger ones
During the return Lee ugain col
lapsed and had to lake to the sledge,
which Penry and Hcuson, with the re
maining dogs, drew over the frozen
snow until he recovered. For over
two weeks all three lived on one meal
The Kite reached the mouth of In-
gletield gulf July ;;t, but could not
penetrate north of llinborland sound
owing to ice, and eventually eiftcrcd
McCormack bay on August
The relief expedition started and
walked thirty-five miles to Ilowdoin
buy, where they found the gallant
trio. Ilotli parties returned to the
ship August 4. She then started on a
Next she followed the coast south
and crossed Melville bay tot'apa York,
where she explored for meteorites and
contrived to get two safely shipped,
one weighing half a ton, nud the
other three tons, but a stone couiiiioul-
known as Sir John Moss, an immense
block of almost pure iron, weighing
about forty tons, it was found impossi
ble to mofe, and they were compelled
to abandon it.
Tlie Kite has ou board the most
valuable collection ever brought out
of the Arctic regions. It is nininlv
tlie work of Prof. Dyche, of Kansas
university, who collected nearly 4,000
specimens of birds, eggs and animals
in the neighorhood of Ilolsteiiiburg.
Peary secured ninny valuable meteor
ological data. All the members of the
combined expeditions agree that this
gives tho death blow to any Arctic ex
pedition under American auspices for
many years to come Peary feels his
failure keenly, and much sympathy is
expressed for him here.
SNOW AND ICE.
lnmse llevotnl Conititiitloa Dun- to
I'rult. tliul Mlimle Tree.
DtxvFit, Col., Sept. The damage
done to fruit ill this state by tlie
heavy snow-fall of lust night Is be
yond computation. In the viucinity
of Denver fruit and shade trees were
broken by the weight of the snow
freezing to tho limbs yet iu full leaf,
and scarcely a tree for miles around
escaped injury. Reports frc ill the in
terior show the same deplorable con
ditions, varying only in degree. While
the fruit growers may save most of
tlie matured fruit out of the wreck, the
more serious injury is in the broken
.Telegraph and telephone wires suf
fered locally from the siuiie cause.
The snow storm was general all over
tho state, the amount varying from
four to twelve inches. To-day the suu
shone clear, but did not succeed in
melting all the snow that lay on the
ground. The Indications ore favora
ble for a killing frost to-night.
Felt Thirtjr-Two I)r.Kri In Flftneu Min
utes. DesMoises, la., Sept. St!. The cold
wave from the northwest reached here
this afternoon. The early part of the
day was very hot and the sky al
most clear. At 1 o'clock the tempera
ture fell with remarkable rapidity. In
fifteen minutes the fall was 33 degrees,
and since then has been slowly sink
ing. It is very cold to-night, and u
frost is expected. It will do little
damage, as nearly all corn is out of
danger and only late pastures will be
! A DAZZLING t Cfl 3 I IT.
8rri- Ihe 11.1,1,1 ,.r Anollmr lll. li Ainrrl-C-nlllrl
Wllllr K. V.iiiil. hill'ii lUuclltor,
i'eiiHnilii, In llf.-wnii. tlm !)itHi. or
atMi'llmroiigli l'., r..r the Kuri uf lllttfl -ltf
Kilimiieuii'iil l-'utniiilly Aiilioa::riil.
KW YoiiK, Sept. .-' The Herald
bay'K: Mist ( onsnela Vanderbill,
daughter of Mrs. Win. K. Vanderbilt,
wil), before the end of the year, be
come the duchess of Marllioiouch.
The engagement was quietly nr.
noaneed to the families and later the
friends of the contracting parties Fri
day. It was continued beyond uny
question Fri lay evening.
As tlie engagement is of such recent
Uatje only few details of the approach
ing marriage have yet been arranged.
The ceremony, however, w ill be held iu
thin city within the next few months.
It , ivill be performed in ' accord
ance with the ritual of the Protestant
Episcopal church, conforming with
that of the Church of England Itishop
I'otter will probably olliciate, and tlio
services, it is thought, will be iu open
Tho duke of Marlborough communi
cated the news Friday to the members
of his family and intimate friends iu
England and on the continent. In
cluded among those to whom the in
formation was con vcyed was tliepriuee
of Wales, who is godfather to the
duke. It is expected that several of
the intimate friends of tlie duke will
cross the Atlantic to be present at the
Tlie acquaintance between the duke
and Miss Vanderbilt was formed in
London about eighteen months ago.
During tlie last two London seasons,
and in Paris last spring, they met fre
quently in society, and the friendship
thus formed led to the entertainment
of Mrs. and Miss Vanderbilt at lilen-
heim early in the present summer. It
was but natural under the circum
stances that when the duke reached
New York upon his contemplated
tour of the world that he should
have received and accepted an in
vitntion to visit Marble Home at
Newport. The three weeks spent
there gave him a pleasant insight
into American affairs and customs and
culminated in the engagement. Tho
duke has said that under any cir
cumstances his best man and several
of his ushers would be of his own
countrymen, but that as vet he had
been unable to announce their names.
The persons who will form the bridal
party will bo of the lirst prominence
in title, wealth and beauty in Kn
gland iind this country. I'nder these
circumstances tlie wed ling will bo a
most imposing spectacle.
The plans of the duke of Marlborough
have naturally been changed by tho
engagement and approaching wed
ding. The tour of the world will be
abandoned, but he will devote sonio
t ime iu seeing America. Within a few
days now he will join Sir Rivers Wil
son, ths recently-elected president of
the Orand Trunk railway, and a party
in making a tour of thn't road.
Thereafter he will join Mrs, and
Miss Vanderbilt, either in this city or
ut Newport, aii.l-. Uiiout doubt par
ticipate in an extensive round of en
tertainments given in his honor and
that of his fiancee.
THE CHINESE MASSACRES
Keem tn Huve llren Jiinircriitefl hiwI Ntlm-
uliilril by linpprlHl I'rorliumulim.
Loniion, Sept, 2:!. The Times this
morning prints a dispateh from Hong-
Kong which says that at an annual ex
amination thousands of students were
giveu copies of an imperial decree, in
which the doctrines of I hristians were
fiercely condemned. The decree uses
the following language:
'A stupid, black-huircd race is es
tablishing sundry sects, and they re
giyd not their own lives but pretend
to nsc again us immortal men and
'They congregate, and, abandoning
chastity, behave like obscene birdsand
'Confucians must shoot and stone
und behead tliein without mercy. I,
tlie emperor, command the authorities
to eradicate these weeds. Kill the ser
pents. Throw them to the wolves, be
cause there is no salvation for them,
either against heaven-sent calamities
or misfortunes caused by human agencies."
I)lh of rhynl. inii Who Contracted lt
lee While TrralliiK Kemate I'atient
-llieilUr M, miter of Si'lf-inoculat loon ltd
Hh):iI Itrveloiinient .if I lie ('sneer, Ileal It
Oi'iurrliiK lnle lha l.adjr Patient Nllll
Ni:w York. Sept. '.'3. Dr. E. W. Bur
nett, of 11.) West Thirty-fourth street,
who some time ago, while profession
ally caring for a patient hi ffering from
cancer, became inoculated with the
cancer, died yesterday afternoon. Dr.
liolnnd Jones, who attended him. will
probably give full particulars of this
Dr. llurnett was a native of Connec
ticut He studied medicine and grad
uated from the College of Physicians
and Surgeons in this city in 1800. For
a number of years afterward he was
house surgeon of Bellevne hospital.
The doctor was unmarried. His only
known relative is a brother in San
Something like a year ago the doc
tor was called to attend a Mrs. Hatch.
The patient had a small pimple on her
tongue. Dr. llurnett treated it with
nitrate of silver, making the applica
tion with his finger. A couple of hours
later, while shaving, he cut a slight
gosh in his left cheek. To check the
hemorrhage he applied some aluin,
using tho Bame finger as iu the pa
tient's case. Ho made one more call
upon Mrs. Hatch, w hose case was soon
diagnosed as one of cancer, anil she
suffered the removal of her tongue not
A month latter, a small, glandlike
swelling developed on Dr. Burnett's
cheek. He thought little about It at
first, but as it became more trouble
some, lie recalled the incident of tlie
cutting while shaving and consulted
high medical authorities. The swell
ing of his face wns diagno,ed as a
cancer and the doctor submitted to an
operation for its removal, ltut the
cancerous taint had evidently pene
trated and thoroughly taincd his blood
and rapidly developed again, filially
Sirs. Hatch, from whom he cou
tructcd the disease, is still living.
SIR GEORGE NEWNES
Witt rtullil Cutter to Compete for the
London, Sept, '.'X The Graphic to
day says that Sir George Newnes,
formerly a member of parliament, has
expressed his intention to build a cut
ter to compete for the America's cnp.
provided arrangements can be made
to avoid interference by excursion
Sir George, is the proprietor of Tid
bits, the Strand magazine, aud the
Westminster Gazette, an evening
The Forfait for a Usee Between the De
fender kiui Valkyrie Put tip.
Lojjdon, Sept 23. In thi Sportsman
to-day Is printed ft letter from Secre
tary Grant of the Royal Yacht squad
dron, to Lavcock, Good fellow Bell,
In which the secretary notifies that
firm that ho has received their check
for 1,000 for a race in English waters
between the Defender and Valkyrie
III., but says that It la so late In the
aeason that it will be impossible for
the two yachts to race air aiu this year.
Hea lvisos the firm, however, to con
sult Lord Dunraven personally when
he return from, the United statf
May Get Some of I lie JapaneRe Contract!
When They Are l.et,
San Fiiaxi'isuo, Sept. Wm. G,
Curtis arrived from the orient on tho
steamship Gaelic. He came directly
from China, tarrying but three days in
Japan. In Japan Mr. Curtis saw Irv
ing M. Scott, of the Union iron works,
und also the representatives of the
Cramps, the Bethlehem works and
of Carnegie and llotchkiss. Tho
Japanese cabinet bus practically
decided to have four ships of Japan's
new navy constructed in the tinted
States. Said Mr. Curtis: "It is un
stood that the Union iron works will
get un order for one battleship and
one cruiser, and that the Cramps will
receive a like commission. Some of the
under officials, influenced perhaps by
the English, are endeavoring to pre
vent an award to American builders.
Mr. Scott was expecting the
Olynipia every day, und hoping that
the presence of this cruiser in Japanese
waters would strengthen the senti
ment in favor of American ships. If
Cramp and Scott succeed iu getting
contracts for building warships Cur
ncgio and the' Bethlehem works will
probably furnish the armor plating."
lleilly Hurt by a Collision of Trains on
CflATTANoosA, Tenn., Sept 25. A
collision occurred on Lookout moun
tain Friday evening between trains of
the broad and nnrrow-gange roads
Several persons wore injured, includ
ing Senator Peffcr, ot Kansas, who
was thrown from bis seat and cut
about the head severely, but not eerl
ously. He was taken to Lookout inn,
where his Injuries were dresseit.
Stephen Parrish, of Chicago, has a
Iu Ihe BiulueH 1'urclou of Tower Hill,
Pasa, 111., Sept. Si. -Twenty-five
thousand dollars was lost by a con
flagration at Tower Hill, 8 miles cast
of here, Friday. Tlie lire started in
John Selby s restaurant und was
caused by a defective Hue, burning
the restaurant J. 'i Heed s dwelliinr,
Charles Conrad's grocery. Storey .4
Gimme a millinery. Storey s law olllee,
Longwells' barber shop. Jester's fruit
stand, Dr. Young's burn anil the school
Ima.iug. ilto loss U partly covered,
Twenty-Three Aereii Horned Over In Fond
ilu I,ae Willi Heavy KosfieN.
Fond mi Lac, Wis., Sept. 23. The
Moore & Galloway Co.'s yards caught
fire ut 2:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
and with a heavy gule blowing from
the southwest, the flames spread ran
Idly. From the start It was evident
that the local department could not
control the fire. Aid was sent for to
Oslikosh, Neenab aud Appleton, and
the former city scut two engines aud
8,0(10 feet of hose.
The combined efforts of tlie depart
ments were fruitless to stay the flames
which .swept everything over a tract
of thirty-two acres. The property de
stroyed was 10,000,000 feet of pine and
hemlock lumber; a warehouse filled
with sash, doors and blinds: the com
pany's mill, barns and ufilces; ten cars,
and all the tramways and tracks on
the grounds. The loss will aggregate
S-'.iO.(loo with not to exceed SUW.uoo
VuliiHljIe Timber Humeri In the Tirlnlty
Of Applbtllll, WlR.
Api-i.kton-, Wis., Sept. U'. Fire 1ms
broken out again in Center swamp.
and yesterday burned over a small
tract of valuable timb-r. Tlie rain
checked it considerably, but. unless
long continued, soaking rains come
whole swamp seems des-
'-: 'o Vneli lUseHee Hollow Horn.
In the Starkvillo Farm Gazetlo Dr.
I'ult Butler, veterinary surgeon of the
Agricultural and Mechanical College,
ays: "There is no such diseaso as
'hollow born.' Tho size of tho cavity
in dilTerent horns varies, and in certain
conditions of diseaso and emaculation
tho normal cavity may be increased.
Votorlnarians of great learning and ex
perience have all failed to find such a
disease of the horns. If such a diseaso
did exist the remedy would bo to dc-
horr, as hornless cattle aro not dis
posed to have 'hollow tail.' This dis
ease certainly exists only In the brain (?)
of tho 'cow doctor.' The lower portion
of the tail is free from bones in order to
givo greater flexibility to tho organ in
Its function of protecting its owner from
the attacks ot insects. Examine a few
other cows and you will see exactly the
same conditions that existed in yourj.
'Hollow horn' and 'hollow tail' are dis
eases ot hollow beads and not of cattle."
Hay liaising in MiinUttlpiii.
Mississippi is fast becoming ono of
the best hay producing States in the
Union. Five years ago farmers piid
little or no attention to hay making;
now thero aro hundreds of mowers at
work in every county In the State, and
hay has become an important item in
agriculture. All the indigenous grasses
of tho State mako tho best quality of
hay, which brings Sl" per ton on tho
market. Yalobusha County is one of
the best hay growing counties in the
State, and thousands of tons have been
cut and stored during this month. The
month has been unusually froo from
rain und very little hay haa been lost.
The hay making industry is being
rapidly transferred from Illinois to
Mississippi, and this factalono is bring
ing thousands of Western farmers into
tho State, who see tho possible develop
ment ot the future.
Making Ho anil Hominy.
For the present year Mississippi w 11
raise moro hogs than in any twelve
months since tho war. Evidences of
this are visible on all hands. A largo
corn crop will be harvested, which
means a still greater increase for the
next season. Mississippi has truly
moved hor smokehouse- and corn crib
from the West, where she let them re
main till forced by necessity to make
the change. The Macon Beacon says:
"We publish tho assessor's report this
week, and would draw special attention
to the great increase in tho hog product
in Noxubee County. A few years ago
there were only a few hundred exempt
hogs; now there aro 11,100, which shows
that the crop is pretty well divided
among the farmers, as the report of over
ten head amounts to only 1,-00."
Well Supplleri Willi Water.
Tho Amory Argus says its town "cb
boast of the most bountiful water sup
ply of any town its sizo in the Statu.
She now has nineteen overflowing ar
tesian wells with a capacity of water
ranging from 12 to KM', gallons per mlt
ute. And it may also ho stated that It
is tho most healthful water known. Be
fore theso wells were pat hero there was
a great deal of sickness during tho sum
mer months, many peoplo dying every
season, but now the peoplo aro wunder
fully blessed with good health."
I-'unri for the MUtiniarL'.
'. J. Dillighan. corresponding secto
l of tho Baptist Missionary Society,
rts collections for tho first, foul
lis of the year 10,794. TO for forcigr.
.ous. Ho says one-third of the con
onal year has passed; Mississippi
Used 1740.40 of tho above amount,
las asked by tho Southern Baptist
.iition to raise 82,(100 in that time,
0(10 for tho year. Every State is
d tho amount requested hy tho
I'ei-ftnn-1 Assenmiif nt of shar-ry.
) personal assessment of Sharkey
,y for lf'.'S foil off ascompared with
ear ii8,07 ), according to tho Itoll
ork Pilot It says: "Thero wero
mules on the roll last year, val-
t $1-5,025, while the roll this year
s 734 more hoadat a reduced value
:t9,305. Tho capital employed in
rhandising has boon decreased by
100, and tho number of polls reduced
:H. The State tax will le Sitn.oS
than last year.
o'mblic that I now oc t ,..,.,,....
" he board of supervisors of Washing-
. r v- 1 rt.-rl Urti01"1'? reductd tliotountr tax lnj
dojYlrS' IjOglC. UllU Ila7to5 mills at tho meeting last
k. The tax levy of Washington
TBl liMTI? TYftr TVR 1 for county purposes is probably
Ha.J. UliillkJl- ;iowest of any county in tho State,
. . r (ough during tho past few years the
G'lOPrOn SlOLK UUlll liity has erected a handsome court
of ' Ise and jail at a cost of more than
sq. - . .vixt' - .iou -?'f'rtv6,000, and assisted materially in
building tho railroads constructed
Humboldt this couuty, is burning
over. Damage so far has been con
fined the burning of stacks ot hay and
fences, but there is great danger from
Its liability to spread.
All the Nelghborhoori Turned Out to
Fight the Fire.
Kiki., Wis., Sept. 22. A great fire is
raging in n swamp half a mile north
of the village of New Holstein. All
the neighborhood has turned out to
Hay the progress of the tire.
A NOVEL SWINDLE.
Aflverttiied for (.ulries for tlie Atlanta
Bipotitlon and Fleeced the Applicant.
CmcAdo, Sept i2. L M. Adams re
cently opened an ofiice iu this city and
advertised for men to go to Atlanta in
the capacity of guides at the exposi
tion. He had numerous callers und
from each he exacted 30 iu advance
for a uniform and as pay for his serv
ices. Yesterday Adums was arrested
on the charge of obtaining money un
der false pretenses. Adams claims he
Is the authorized agent ot New York
people who own the guide concession.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Sept. 32. Willy
0. Cox, president of the Kausas City
State bank, has been appointed re
ceiver of the Kansas City Times upon
application of the Remington Paper
Co, tho largest stockholder in the
Times Publishing Co.
Two Hoys Drowned.
Pittsburgh, la.. Sept 23. Harry
Biaun, son of J, L. Itrann, of Bellevne,
and Frank WJlson, living on Palo Altu
street, Allegheny, two 10-year old boys,
were drowned in the Ohio river at
Oavls Island, while swlniinin..
through the county.
The Confederate Veterans of Premiss
county held a reunion at Buoneville last
week. Fivo or six hundred of tho old
soldiers participated, and the day was
ono of much enjoyment. The adjoining
counties wero well represented. There
were more, than 2,000 visitors la town,
and dinner was served to all present.
A Prnmlie Fulfilled.
Mike Stevens, the last of the thre
negroes convicted at Live Oak, Fla., if
murdering Henry Ryherg, whi'.e, was
hanged there a few days ago. He as
serted bis innocence to the last The
execution was witnessed by a large
crowd, in which were several women
with babies In their arms. As the trap
was sprung the negro women present
begun to wall, and continued their la
ment until the body was cut down.
Henry Brown and George Mitch
ell, Stevens' accomplices In the
murder of Ryberg, were hanged
on July 17 and August 1 respective
ly. Brown swore on the gallows that
he alone killed Rybirg, and that
Mitchell and Stevens were innocent
The declaration caused the governor
to respite Stevens and Mitchell. This
infuriated the people, and they tried
to storm the jail and lynch te negroes.
On being promised that the negroes
would be executed the mob dis
persed. That promise has been ful
filled, though many believe Stevens
and Mitchell were Innocent
Ks-Preildent Harrlion's Opinion.
When ex-President Harrison was in
Pittsburgh a few days ago he was
asked, among other matters, regarding
the action of Comptroller of the Treas
ury Bowler In refusing to pay the
sugar bounty to the southern planter,
despite the attitude of the administra
tion on the subject. Said be, in reply:
"Mr. Bowler's attitude puts me in mind
of a discussion I had once with Comp
troller Durham, who officiated during
Mr. Cleveland's first term. Mr. Durham
insisted that the comptroller's power
In matters pertaining to his depart
ment was superior to that of the presi
dent. He asked my opinion of the mat
ter and I answered: 'The president has
the power to secure a new comptrol
ler.'" Forty-One Necroet Poisoned.
The negroes of the Oak Grove settle
ment, near Camilla, Ga., assembled at
their church to spend a day In re
ligious worship. Each of the families
carried a basket, and dinner was
spread for all who would partake. Be
fore the meal was over several had to
leave the table on account of violent
sickness. At first nothing was thought
of It, but they grew rapidly worse, and
since then six have died, and the
chances are that several others will
follow. Forty-one in all were poisoned.
There nre many rumors as to the
causes of their death, the most reason
able being that the pies, in tin plates,
were made a day or two before they
Bnterprlae at Little Kork.
Committees have been appointed by
the Little Rock (Ark.) board of trade
to raise a purse of 8100,000, to bo given
to the first railroad completed from
Little Rock to the northwest and
south. A telegram was read from citi
zens of Hot Springs, stating that that
city would contribute a bonus of ?50,
000 to any company Hint would pur
chase the Lltiie Bo-lc A Memphis road
and extend it westward through Hot
Springs. Steps have been also taken
to secure a free bridge across the Ar
kansas river at Little Rock. Commit
tees will call on citizens at once for
Dr. Diuilel I . Wriiilll.
Dr. Daniel F. Wright, a member of
the Tennessee board of health, and for
merly professor of physiology of the
Nashville medical college, died in
Clarksville, Tenn., aged 80. He was a
native nf Norfolk, England, lie was
surgeon of Archer's brigade of confed
erates during the war, an.l twice ran
the blockade to England to procure
surgical instruments. Dr. Wright was
a high medical authority in the south,
aud his articles were widely quoted.
About fifty white tents have been
stretched in the grove at 'lyler's lake.
neur rort Worth, for the state spirit
ualists' camp meeting. Many a"e
present from Alabama. Kansas and
other states. Prominent spiritualists
deliver addresses, and at all hours
there ore public and private seances
for the entertniuiDeut and Instruction
of the inquiring.
Killed Hit Wife' Aliened Paramour.
In Logan county, Tenn., Lee John
son wns discovered, It is alleged, bv
Henry Morgan, at the letter's home at
night, in company with Morgan's wife,
and the enraged husband Immediately
opened fire on Johnson. Johnson man
aged to get out of the house, but died
died a short distance away. The men
A Little Judgment.
The increasing price of cotton will ba
maintained if the farmers will but ex
ercise a little judgment in marketing
their product. There are many farmers
in the south who are out of debt and
have plenty to eat, and can afford to
take their time n- disposing of their
crop. Little Rock (Ark. G-ette.
t'orn Crop ol tlie ti-.itth. '
The corn crop of ue aonth t'tia ear1?
is worth J50,000,000 more than the c irn
crop of last year when the yield was
nearly 600,000,000 bushels. This year
the south will produce about 650,000,
000 bushels of corn.
(Under- In Yalubuiha.
The Witter Valley Progress says that
"glnuders, the most dreaded disease
among horses, has tnado its appearance
among the stock ot William llurney, re
siding one mile west of the city. It is
supposed to have been brought Into the
community in a car of cheap horses sold
on the street some two months ago.
Mr. Bumey bought one of the horues
which bad running sore at the
time, and now has plain evidence of the
disease. Four head of stock in all have
been effected, three of which were
killed by order of Health Officer
A and M, Collet.
Mississippi Agricultural and Mechani
cal College opened Its fourteenth ses
sion last week with 335 students in at
tendance with every indication that the
number will reach 400. Every county
n the State will be represented except
possibly a half doiten.
Ninety BtMheU tu the Aere.
On the Lowe place, In Coahoma coun
ty, thero aro six acres ot corn which it
Ib said will yield Wi bushels per acre.
Each crtln of this corn has a One white
shuck ipcllnf it. It will he a portion
ol the exhibit at Atlanta,
Large and Small.
County Treasurer Payne of Atlanta,
Ga., bad ocetslon to sign in succession
jthe smallest and the largest checks
that he ever made. The first was for
25 cents and the next for $25,000.
Lint Ills Sight Whit Asleep.
Silas Auderson, a wealthy farmer of
Garrard county, Ky., whose sight had
always been good, awoke the other
morning to Hud that he was blind.
John Colyar. son of Col. A. S. Colyar,
of Nasiiville, Tenn., connected at va
rious times with newspapers in Nash
ville, died suddenly of congestion.
An Old Womml Uitrned to Denlh.
Mrs. Eliza Johnson, aged 70, of Mont
gomery county, Tenn., was found in
the yard by her husband, on his return
home, fatally burned.
The Longest Term.
The present governor of Mississippi
is filling the longest single term ever
served by a chief executive in this
country six years.
A Young riaimen'e I ate.
At Birmingham, Ala., T. M. Qultly,
a youug flagman on the Southern, fell
between the cars of freight train and
Talk to Constitution Maker
Miss Laura Clay, of Kentucky, ad
dressed the South l.'uruliua counitu
tional convention lu fuvor of women