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HHASBORO. s t I 'OHIO.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
The San Francisco Mint employes at
present 800 hands. It is the largest in tho
world, having a coinago capneity twico
that of Philadelphia and thrico that of
the English Mint
Bibles are distributed at Castlo Gar
den printed in English, Welsh, French,
Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Span
ish, German, Dutch, Russian, Bulgarian,
Hungarian, Bohemian, Polish, Slavic,
Arabic, Greek, Armenian, Hebrew and
The officials of the Llght-hpuso Board
claim to have discovered that there is no
authority for a light on tho Bartholdl
statue in Now York harbor, and that
until Congress grants the necessary per
mission, none can bo allowed. By somo
oversight, no mention of a light was
made in tho bill appropriating money
for the Bartholdi statue unveiling.
In an English magazine an attempt is
made to give a series of Americanisms;
that is to say, words coined or invented
in America. Under the word Bonanza
tho definition is given: "Spanish, a big
Fcheme by which, honestly or otherwise,
much money is made." Upon this the
critic pounces and says that bonanza
means "good fortune or good luck."
The new materia! for unsinkablc ap
parel has been further tested, with suc
cess, in London. This material is com
posed of threads of cork interwoven
with cotton, silk or woolen machinery
which sliccs-tho cork to tho required
thinness forming part of the invention.
The garments which arc made in this
manner have the same appearance as
ordinary clothing, and possess remarka
ble boyuancy in water.
Probably the largest literary prize
ever offered is one of $1,000,000 to bo
given in 1925 by the Russian National
Academy for the best work on the lifo
and reign of Alexander I. In 1825,
shortly after the death of Alexander I,
the sum of 50,000 roubles was offered
by one of his favorite Ministers to bo
given as a prize a century after his
death, and it is this sum at compound
interest which will amount in 1925 to
The new letter-sheet envelopes are
now out, and are likely to prove a jrreat
convenience. In effect they are closed
postal cards. By a clever arrangement
a bheet of paper is so folded that it can
be sealed and then reopened by meiely
tearing off the perforated edges. Tho
two-cent stamp, in green, represents
General Grant. The whole thing makes
a single piece of paper, and is easily
carried in the pocket, and will be likely
to prove popular.
A wiUTEii in London Truth defines an
Englishman as one wbo looks before he
leaps; a Scotchman as one who looks
and seldom le aps, and an Irishman as
one who leaps and never looks. An
other writer's definition of tho threo is
'strong-headed, long-headed, wrong
headed." Another: "Full of bristle,
fond of thistles, pig and whistles."
Still another: "Shoddy, shoddy and tod
dy, toddy and slip-shoddy." Again:
"Brag, fag, rag."
James Lyons, of Elmira, N. Y., de
sired a photograph of his lino St Ber
nard dog. When the dog saw tho
camera pointed at him ho suspected
that something was wrong and bolted
out of the door. Ho was coaxed back
and posed again. Again be took alarm,
and tho door being shut jumped out of
a window, fell on an awning, broke
through, fell on two young men,
smashed a hat flat, and terribly scared
a small colored bootblack. The dog
weighs 150 pounds.
Holders of wheat in this country have
the promise of a better market for what
they have to spare, if statistical reports
from abroad are to be relied upon. It
appears that France will need to im
port in the neigfiborhood of 50,000,000
bushels, and the United Kingdom will
doubtless want considerably more than
last year to compensate for their home
crop deficiencies, while the supply from
Australia, it is stated, is reduced to
about zero. The yield in Russia and
India will not bo very excessive.
Superintendent Kimball, of tho
Life-saving Bureau, has received a letter
from Admiral Ward, of the British navy,
and for many years connected with tho
.Royal National Lifeboat Institution of
Great Britain, in which be says thai tho
American service shows by far the most
complete record of life-saving work.
Information has also been received,
ahowing that the Spanish Government
. has adopted the gun invented by Cap
tain Lyle and used in the service of this
country for throwing lines over wrecked
Parasols carried at Saratoga this
summer have never been equaled in
magnificence there before. Ono dealer
alone says she has sold several, each
over $100 in price. She has somo as
high as $175, whose covers are of fine
point lace. The parasols wholly of lace,
lined with lawn, through which one can
easily see from the inside, are called
"'flirtation parasols, 'J because the lady
carrying one, if she chooses to screen
hkr face with it, can not be recognized,
while she can see plainly all who come
Tickets for a railroad ride fromPltts
burgh' to Cincinnati were sold on the
streets of Pittsburgh a few days ago for
twenty-five cents. Railroad managers
salsa that they can not carry a passen
ger. in first-class style, under any clr
MasUnoes, at a less rata than a cent a
tile. The legal rate for transient paf
age is much higher. The regular fare
from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati is t.25.
Bat it U alleged that the knocking off
be extra nine dollars, and charging the
twenty-five cents,, was the result of a
fgst between two rival road
.siokenlngCJalamltyln, a Perm
l; syhranla Town.
N pH TT J
Boasted Allre la'Xhelr Beds In the Secoad
'' " tBterr of Railroad Shanty., -
Wilmamspobt, Pa., Sept. 3 Word has
been reeeived hero ot a sickening calamity
which occurred about midnight last night,
five miles and a half above Jonestown, on
the line of the Willlamiport i and North
Branch railroad, whore a large number of
Hungarian laborers are employed on an
extension of the road. A shanty, in which
over twenty of these men lodged, caught
flrn last nicrht from the overturning of a
store while the men wore asleep. Slxteen(
men Slope on me hccudu uuur. muw
the first floor and nil on the second floor but
seven succeeded In getting out. The others
wore left to their fate an(l were roasted
alive In the burning Bhanty. Their charred
remains were afterward found in tho ruins.
The men who escaped were so panic
stricken that they made no efforts to save
their companions. The remains of the
seven dead were removed to Jonestown to
await the arrival of the coroner from La
porte. The names of the victims have not
yet been received. A Hungarian named
Jenlnsky was murdered and his body hid
den under a shanty on tho same railroad
atElkllck. A short time since, when the
shanty was torn down, portions of human
remains were found in a quantity of
bloody straw. The men who occupied tho
shanty have disappeared.
THB PRINCE'S PERIL.
-n Attempt to Wreck Hie Train to Sofia
Bcbel Troops Surrender at the
Londov, Sept. 8. An attempt was made
to wreck the train which was conveying
Prince Alexander to Sofia. When near
Phllippopolis the engineer discovered an
obstruction on tho track and brought the
trnl-. to a standstill. On Investigation it
was found that Ave sleepers bad been
placed across the rails. Pi ince Alexander
when informed of the attempt upon his lifo
showed no, sign ot fear, maintaining a
calm demeanor. A conflict between the
revolutionists and the followers of Prince
Alexander Is feared at Soda. Prince Alex
ander has promised King Milan to send a
diplomatic agent to Servla. The revolu
tionary regiments hero have surrendered
unconditionally to Prince Alexander aud
applied to him for clemency. Bulgaria is
Is Felt along tho Atlantic Coast From
Ftorld to Washington.
Cincinnati, Sept. 3 Another shock ot
earthquake was felt a few minutes after
eleven o'clock to-night. Tho wave extend
ed from Jacksonville, Fla., to Washington.
The commotion was most severe at
Charleston, 8. C. Two buildings fell. A
white woman, name unknown, was killed
by a falling wall. People are
encamped in the public square, singing
and praying. At Richmond, Va , the shock
in the upper part of the city was as severe
as that of Tuesday night. At Savannah
the shock was severe. All structures were
deseited and everybody will sleep in the
streets, enoexs were icit in tvasningion,
Raleigh. N. C, Wilmington, N. C, Au
gusta, 6a., and Macon, Ga.
Mysterious Eruption In Illinois.
Oakland, III., Sept 3 Yesterday, the
citizens of Bowdric Township, north of this
city, were startled by a noise like the ex-
nlo.ilon of a stenm boiler. On exam
inatlon, it was found to have been caused
by an eruption on the farm of Christian
Lunkenbacb. That gentleman stated to
day that when the noise occurred a cloud
of smoke and dust was thrown sixty feet
in tuo air, in which were stumps or trees,
stones and roots. A deep bole was left In
the earth, which has not yet been exploied
The Week's Failures.
New Youk, Sept. 3 The business fail
ures occurring throughout the countiy
during the last seven days, number for tho
United States Wi, and tor Canada 24, or a
total of 190. ascomnarod with 201 lust week.
and l$tl the w cek previous to tbo last. The
Western and Pacific States furnishing
nearly nan tuo ciisuaiities reported in tan
Secretary Bayard Has a Npw; Case,
Heifxi, Mont., Sept. 3 Secretary Bay
ard has written Governor Hazer, nsking
for a history of the case where a Chinese
laundry was blown up in Acomla and tuo
Chinamen killed, and 3,000 worth of prop
erty destroyed. It is said the Chinese au
thorities want the Government to pay in
demnity. Reminders of the Earthquake.
acousta, Ga., Sept. 3. A special from
Beaufort says: Near Coosa w Mines there
Is a crack in the earth 200 feet long and
six inches wide at the top. On St. Helena
Island, oil Beaufort coast, several large
openings were made and piles of mud and
sand were forced up.
Killed by Electricity.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 3 Superin
tendent W. H. Brockway, of the Brush
Electric Company, was instantly killed
here last night by an electric shock received
while he was engaged In repairing the elec
tric lights at the Nicollet House.
A Horrible Death In the Machinery.
Pittsbckou, Sept. 8. John Welsh wa3
instantly killed in the Union Foundry and
Machine Company Works to-day. He w as
caught in the belting and his body was ter
ribly mangled, nearly every bone being
Business Good at the Mint.
Philadelphia, Sept. 3. The mint Is now
overwhelmed with work. The employes
are working from 8 o'clock a. m. to mid
night every week day.
Twelve Houses Burned.
Mt. Carmel, Pa., Sept 3. Twelve houses,
occupied by twenty-four families, were de
stroyed by fire. A woman and child aro
Bled to Death.
Central!!, III., Sept 3. In an angry
scuffle between two, brothers, near here,
the main artery in the elder's arm was
severed and he bled to death.
Philadelphia, Sept 3. The will of the
late Joseph i K, Temple, probated to-day,
bequeathe over. 3s,Ce to' public institu
tions. . ' v J-
Few boys desiring an education bare
overcome more obstacles than Adam 8.
Green, a Colby Senior. He is a colored
young man, born In poor circumstances
In Mississippi. Becoming converted
when yonng, he felt a call to preach.
He had but one leg, and in the first
place htd to painfully earn and lay by
money enough to boy an artificial limb.
Toiling manfully, be broke through his
environment, fitted himself for college,
and has worked hi way through Colby.
He will take a theological course at
Newton. LeuHston (Mt.) Journal.
The, Portland Oregonian relates a
story of a portly and Jolly government
official who wont out of his office one
dav last week without his cane. "Oh!"
said he, "I must go back. That is bad'
iuck. no to avert the threatened ovil
be marched back into the office, sat
down, took a half-dollar from his racket.
laid it upon his desk, turned it over, and
then replaced it in his pocket He thea
took bis cane and marched out with a
cheerful heart Ot course, he did not
believe in this hocus-pocus business; but
wen ne aaa neara we omen M Ma Me,
and; it oould do no barm to go through
the rigmarole, so he west tl ngb it
AN EXPERIENCE AT SEA.
the Waters Charted With Fhosfihorns
I and the Star (hoot la Showers.
Waiiunoton. Beet. 2. Officers ot the.
revenue cutter Swing, which arrived at
Baltimore yesterday afternoon, relate the(
following remarkable experience in Lower
Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday nlghvaboub
the hour that the first earthquake shocks!
were felt on land: The Ewlng left ForW
ress Monroe on Tuesday afternoon,'
and all went well till between eleven!
and twelve o'olock that night , At
that time a strong gate came out
from the north, catching the Ewlng in
the vicinity of Smith's Point All' at once
there was a strange and weird appearance
about every thing. Nothing looked natur
al. In the heavens the stars wore shooting
in all directions, and the breaking seas
were charged with phosphorus to such a
pronounced degree that no one on board
recollected ever seeing such a display. The
fixed stars seemed to move, and balls of
fire first appeared on one bow then on the
other, which Pilot Madigan thought were
vessel's lights, and kept an anxious
watch as ho progressed. It was only
when they became general that the pilot
found that they were due to atmospherical
disturbance. A base peculiar to earth
quake countries, was visible along the
horizon, and it excited the interest of Lieu
tenant Brann, who had bad thrilling expe
rience under the same circumstances at
Arlca, Peru, when, as an officer of the
United States steamer Walteree, he was
carried ashore on that vessel by the great
tidal wave and earthquake of 1803.
She Is Said to Have Gone Home to Her
Father, Leaving1 Ernst Out In the Cold.
Nkw York, Sept. 2. Ernst Schilling, the
husband of Victoria Moroslnl, went home
last evening and found things in confusion.
Evidently somebody bad been ransacking
the bureau drawers and tumbled the furni
ture about in lively style. There was a
letter on the bureau. It was addressed to
Ernst It was in his wife's handwriting.
He tore it open. A glance was enough. It
was brief but to tho point Victoria had
flown. According to what could be learn
ed, Mrs. Schilling has been recently visited
by a gentleman of line appearance and
they wereseen together frequently In the
street. It is said also that her slock of
Jewelry has been on the increase for some
weeks past There was an impression last
night In somo quarters up town that if
Victoria has left her husband and gone
wits) a handsomer man, that man Is her
own father; that, in fact, a reconciliation
has been effected. It is the impression that
if she has returned to her father, poor
Ernst is left out in the cold.
A Wonderful Upheaval.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 2. Near Adams'
Run, thirty miles from Charleston, on the
Charleston and Savannah railroad, oc
curred a wonderful upheaval tbo night of
the first earthquake. The track for several
miles swayed out of place from three to five
feet. It was moved in every instance to
the east and toward the ocean. The road
runs through a level country, and there is
little or no grade, so that the track was
simply shoved out of place, at some points
clear off from the road-bed. Along the
road, the entire distance from Adams'
Run to Ravenels, the ground Is
full ot deep holes, some of
them fifteen and twenty feet 'deep
and from ten to thirty feet across The
soil in that part of the country is black,
but around the openings of these curious
holes are masses of a blue substance some
what resembling volcanic matter. Instead
of being sinks, tbe holes are tho effects of a
tremendous upheaval. The blue matter,
which is something like mud, has tbe ap
pearance of having been blown out of the
ground into tbe air and then fallen back
Alexander at Sofia.
Sofia, Sept. 2 Prince Alexander en
teied Sofia this morning, and was warmly
received. All the Consuls were present at
the reception save the Consul of Russia,
but even tbe Russian Consulate had hung
out a banner in honor of the occasion. The
negotiations with tbe rebellious regiment
have been continued, and were expected to
terminate to day, the Prince having given
orders for the acceptance of the amnesty
demanded by the lebel chief, StoJanofT.
Alexander also stayed tbe court-martial
proceedings in the case for the present.
Decatur, III., Sept 2. Hog cholera in
Adams County has now extended over the
entire county. One farmer lost eighty
six head all he bad. Unless the cholera
abates in the next two weeks there will
not be enough hogs left in tbe county to
supply the home consumption. It Is esti
mated 130,000 worth of hogs have died in
the last two weeks in this county.
A Fight With Mexicans.
Tombstoni, Anu., Sept 2. A report has
reached here that Mexican troops have de
manded of the American troops tho re
lease of Geronimo. The latter refused. A
fight ensued in which five Mexicans were
killed and two Americans wounded. Ue
ronimo escaped during the melee.
An Investigation co be Made.
Washington-, Sept. 2. An official ot tbe
Coast Survey has been sent to Charleston
to make soundings of the harbor and ad
jacent coast in order to see whether any
remarkable depressions or elevations ot
the bottom of tbe ocean have been caused
by the earthquake.
Eruption of a Volcano.
Malta, Sept 2. The captain of a staamer
just arrived here reports that on August
30, when his ship was fourteen miles to the
north of tbe Island of Gallta, off Tunis, in
the Mediterranean, he noticed that tbe
highest peak on tbe eastern end of tbe
island was In a state ot eruption, ejecting
smoke from a crater like Mount Etna.
A Sea Serpent.
Charlotte, Mich., Sept 2. A lake mon
ster with "a body about tbe size of a stove
pipe and a head resembling a serpent," is
said to have been seen near here.
Farmer Killed by Dynamite.
East Saginaw, Mich., Sept 3, Jerome
R. Hurd, a farmer living In Genesee Coun
ty, was kilted to-day by the accidental ex
plosion of dynamite cartridges he was car
rying In a basket His limbs and neck
were broken and his body horribly mutil
ated. i i
Was tbe Earthquake tbe Cause?
Pittsbleoh, Sept 3. There was a short
age In tbe supply of natural gas on tbe
South Bide to-day, and several factories
saspended operations. Some people at
tribute tbe decrease in the 0n,w fo the ear th
quake, and 'officials of tbe companies are
Natural Gas In Illinois.
Cuxton, III., Sept. 3. While Tbos. Gab
bert was digging a well in the rear of his
home, he struck a vein of natural gss at a
depth of only twenty-seven feet. When a
match was applied to the gas It produced
a shock that was felt six blocks away, and
severely burned two men named Atwood
andLogue, wbo were standing near tbe
A Desperate Former.
St. Pavl, Minx., jBept 3. Hans Ander
son, farmer, near here, dangerous
woundsd his wife and child with brva
axe to-day, and then suicided.
A CITY IN RUINS.
Charleston, S. C. (Disastrously Shaken
'by an Earthquake. '
The Dead and Wounded Counted by Scores
Nearly all the House Entirely Unfit
for Habitation The Fire Fiend
Adds Horror to the Scene.
Charleston, B. C.,. Bept. 1. An earth,
quake swept over the city last night
sb jrtly after ten o'clock. Houses tottered
and fell In all directions. Fissures " In the
earth are noticed, from which a fine sand,
apparently from 'a great depth, exudes,
and a strong sulphurous smelllls very no
ticeable. The city is literally in ruins, and
the people are living in tbe open squares
and publto parks. There Is a great rush to
tbe railroad depots to getaway, but, owing
to the earthquakes, no trains have been
able to be dispatched from tbe city. Tele
graphic communication Is also cut eft, save
one wire of tbe Southern Telegraph Com
pany. It Is Impossible to depict the
ruin and desolation that prevail here. Not
a single place of business in the city is
open save a drug-store, which Is busy pre
paring prescriptions for the wounded. It
is Impossible also to give any correct esti
mate of the killed and wounded, as bodies
are constantly being disinterred from tbe
debris of wrecked houses, but It is expect
ed that between fifty and one hundred per
sons have been killed and several hundred
wounded. Many dead are lying unburied,
these being of the poorer classes of colored
people who await burial by the county. St
Michael's Church and Bt Phillip's Church,
two of the most historic churches in
the city, are in ruins, as also the Hibernian
Hall, the police station and many other
public buildings. Fully two-thirds of the
residences In the city are uninhabitable,
wrecked either totally or partially. Scarce
ly one hundred houses in the city are occu
pied at this time. The people are all en
camped in the open place". Three or four
fires started in as many sections with the
first shock, and the city was Illuminated
with flames, thus leading all to believe
what was left by the earthquake
would be devoured by fire. However, the
Fire Department was so well divided and
handled that the fires were under control
by daylight. From fifteen to twenty resi
dences and stores were consumed. The
loss by Are and earthquake can not be ac
curately estimated, but can be placed safely
at 85,000,000. Shocks equally as severe
were felt at a distance of thirty-flve miles,
and have done inestimable damage to rati-'
road and telegraph property. Charleston
Is now entirely isolated from the outside
A Night of Terror at Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., Bept. 1. Last night was
one of horror In this city. Eleven distinct
and severe shocks of earthquake, shook
the city between 9:28 o'clock, sun time, last
night and nine o'clock this morning. The
first was the most severe. It occurred at
tbe night hour mentioned above. People
describe the approach of the shock as re
sembling a brick wall or the rumbling
ot a heavy-laden wagon. Almost simul
taneous with the coming of the noise the
earth trembled violently and people
ran from their bouses, fearing their
collapse. Pedestrians fled to open places
seeking safety. Chimneys were demolish
ed and the debris fell into the street with a
crash, adding to ;the fright ot the fleeing
people. Several people were struck by
falling bricks, but no one was seriously in
jured by them. Two women in different
parts of the city leaped from second-story
windows and suffered broken bones. One
of tbe women had a babe in her arms, but
It escaped uninjured.
Chinese Killing Christians.
SnANGHAi, Sept 1. Advices from Ching-Too-Foo,
the chief city of tho Prqvlnce of
Sechuen, state that the uatlves of tbe east
ern part of that province and those of
Northern Cochin-China have risen against
the Christians, and are massacreing them
and destroying their property. This
active persecution is attributed to the im
prudence of the English and American
missionaries. In Cochln-Cbina alone fifty
Christians have been killed, their houses
burned and their farms destroyed. In Se
chuen a general massacre of Christians is
reported to be in progress, and they are
killed wherever found. It is said that whole
villages occupied by Christians have been
destroyed, and that all lands occupied by
the professors of that faith are being devas
tated. Cheeky Geronimo. '
Tombstone, A. T., Bept 1. Geronimo,
accompanied by twenty-one bucks, sixteen
squaws and some children, walked boldly
into Captain Lawton's camp to-day and
made known the terms on which he was
willing to surrender, wbioh were that his
two wives be brought back from Florida,
and that he and nineteen of his companions
be given a separate reservation, not on the
sea coast Impudent as tbese demands are,
it is believed here that they are the best
General Miles can obtain from the power
ful Apache chief.
A Friday Yenr.
London. Bent. 1. The Nt. .7m a,.it.
in commenting on the earthquake in the
united otaieB, relapses into superstitious
views, remarking! "1886 began on a Fri
day, will end on a Friday, and contains
fifty-three Fridays. Four months Jn the
year have five Fiidavs. Five changes of
the moon occur on Friday, and both the
loncest and shortest dnv In t.H iwaWn
months are on Fridays. This might, in-
aeea, oe termea a Friday year."
An Electric Storm.
RocnxsTEB, N. Y., Sept. 1. A magnetic
storm has been raging all the morning.
The swaying of heavy magnetic needles
for the detection of earth currents was
very great at 7 a. m. At the beginning of
the observations a heavy needle, nine
inches long, swung an inch and a half to
the west of themagnetic meridian at in
tervals. A needle two and a half inches
long was deflected five inches toward the
Opentngof the Cincinnati Exposition.'
Cincinnati, Sept, 1. Six thousand peo
ple attended the opening exercises of the
Cincinnati Exposition to-night at which
there were addressee by Senator Bherman,
Governor Foraker, Mayor Smith and
others. An Immense military, elvio aud
trades procession, miles in length, took
place in the afternoon. ,
Another American Vessel Seised.
Hautax, N. 8., Bept 1. The cruiser
Houlette seized tbe American schooner
Highland tight for ashing within tbe
three-mile limit off tbe' east point of Prince
Edward's Island. This Is the Art tactual
seizure made for ashing.
The Well Still Flowing.
Cxdab Rapids, Ja., Bept t The artesian
well at Belle Plains. Ia.. Is still vomiting-.
George Morganh.tbeJJbicago engineer, Is
estimating tbe volume of water and locat-
catlng its source. This afternoon a cone of
twenty feet in length, tapering twelve to
thirty inches, of boiler Iron, Js being made,
attached to a five-Inch tube' filled with
sand, and will be sank to-morrow, to see If
the low can not he backed.
Kilted by b)I,
Bcottsbdbo, Ixd., Bept 1, Chester I
Vest a prominent former pear this L place,
was gored by a bull to-day and died shortly
iter from loss ot blood. '
TERRIBLY (SHAKEN UP. ..
An Earthquake Occurs In the Untied
States Bootes Totter, Furniture
Vpeet and China and Glassware ,.
of earthquakes In the experience of any1
ii, iiiK luoaoiiant were ieu in mis city mis
evening, a little after 9 o'clock.Oreat build
ings swayed and tottered as If about to fall.
Furniture was upset and china and glass
ware broken. People rushed pell
mell from theaters, hotels and
private residences. Patients at the city
hospital were thrown from their beds. No
great amount of damage was done, how
ever, in this city, outside a general scare.
The shocks were experienced more or less
violently throughout the country from the
lakes to the sea, the vibrations being ex
tremely severe at Cleveland,Plttsburgh and
Detroit. The walls of alargenewbulldlng,
In process ot erection at Pittsburgh, were
so badly cracked that they will have to be
torn down. Dispatches from Savannah,
Ga., state that several buildings were
ruined, chimneys tumbled In all directions,
and window-glass was shattered throughout
the city. The air was filled with the shrieks
of men and women. At 10:45 many casual
ties are being reported from various parts
of Savannah. At Louisville, Ky., the shock
was severe. The Alexander Hotel rocked
upon its foundation like an egg In the
surf, and It seemed to the people within
that it was tumbling In all directions. In
the upper part of 'Louisville hundreds of
houses were moved from their foundations
and the peoplo were frightened almost Into
convulsions. Atlanta,Ga.,was badly shaken
up. All over tbo city window-glass Is broken,
chimneys knocked down and dishes and
clocks smashed to pieces. The shock
in Evansvllle, Ind., caused a strange
phenomenon. The Ohio river fell
nearly a foot by the Government guage
and did not return to its level for nearly
five minutes. At Columbia, B. C, the
walls of the court-house were cracked and
other buildings damaged. Charleston, B.
C, seems to be the center of tbe disturb
ance. Since the quake no telegraphic com
munication with the city can be had from
any part of the country. It Is known that
a bridga in the vicinity of the city was
shaken from its foundation and the wires
are all lost, but that is not so serious as
the fact that various other points through
which there Bhould be communication are
unable to get any thing from the city. It
f feared that the city has suffered terribly.
Light on an Express Robbery.
CniCAoo, Aug. 81. Five tramps Cleve
land Charley, "Captain" Ebb Ebbs, Brick
Henry, Jack Williams and an unknown
are now believed, it is stated by detectives
to-night, to be the perpetrators of tbe Rock
Island train robbery last March, when Mes
senger Nichols was killed and 21,000 stolen
from the express car. Cleveland Charley
and "Captain" Ebbs are at present under
sentence to Waupun Penitentiary, for a
burglary committed In Milwaukee, and the
detectives are close on the track of the
Is it a Volcano?
Moonet, Ind., Aug. 31. Rumblings in
the earth and other volcano indications
occur In the Northeast corner of Lawrence
County. Occasionally sharp explosions
take place. These explosions have been
heard atvarlous times of lato, but are con
fined to the same locality. One the farm
of Mr. Christian Linkerbach Sunday morn
ing about 7:30 o'clock, ono of themost
severe of these explosions occurred. The
family were in the house at the time, and
the immediate scene of the eruption was
not more than 160 yards from the house.
Tbo noise was like the explosion of gun
powder or of a steam boiler, and the earth
waB completely torn up for yards around.
A Dangerous Artesian Well.'
Belle Plain, Ia., Aug. 31. An artesian
well has been developed hero which shoots
an immense column of water, sixteen
inches in diameter, several hundred -feet
into the air. All attemptsto suppress its
violence have failed. Two gigantic rivers
have been formed by this phonomenal
water-burst, which runs through the town
at the rate of twelve miles, an hour. Houses
and lives are threatened.
Des Moines, Ia., Aug. 31. Sunday night
a dwelling belonging to J. 8. Martin, Em
mettsburg, was set on fire, but was ex
tinguished without loss. Yesterday, at 4
o'clock, the house was again set on fire and
totally destroyed. Mr. Martin has been
active In forcing Prohibition, and this Is
supposed to be.the reason for the outrage.
New Mexican Minister.
Washington, Aug. 31. Judge T.T Man
ning, of Louisiana, is said to have been ap
pointed Minister to Mexico to-day. The
report Is that his commission was returned
from the Adirondacks to-day signed by the
President Judge Manning was a visitor
to Washington about year ago, when he
made the acquaintance of Secretary Bay
ard. Arrested for an Old Mnrder.
Rochester, nJY., Aug. 81. Mrs. Berman
and Jacob Steinmiller are under arrest,
charged with the murder of the former's
husband six years ago. The murder was
confessed by Mrs. Berman's mother, wbo
witnessed It and is on ber death-bed. Tbe
motive was Steinmiller's love for Mrs.
Berman, wbo Is his wife's sister.
.CniCAoo, Ang. 31 It has just been dis
covered that there are in Englewood, a
snburb of this city, three Know-Nothing
lodges of the principles, of years ago. In
Englewood proper there are two lodges
and one in Normal Park, the total mem
bership being something like three hun
dred. ' i m
CoscoBn, N. H., Aug. 8a It Is stated by
one of the trustees of the Brewster estate
that the towns ot Tnftonhoro and FoUboro
will have tbe interest on about 11,800,000
for the support of schools and public libra
ries and tor aiding the poor.
Tbe Perils of tbo Grand Banks.
St. Johns, N. B., Ang. 81. Another tragi
edy of tbe banks Is reported, twelve vic
tims this time probably losing their lives.
On the Grand Banks, while fishing on the
18th Inst, a sudden gale of wind sprang up,
An impenetrable fog shnt down on tho
scene, and six dories, with twelve men un
board, were unable to reach tbe schooner
Meteor, and all are supposed to have been
Bennett, Iowa, Ang. 81'. There was con
siderable frost last night ia the low lands,
but po damage ot any consequence oc
curred. A Yellowstone Geyser.
Cinnisae, Mont., Ang. W. Excelsior
Geyser, In tbe Yellowstone Park, the
most powerful geyser in the world, rad-'
daely broke out at 8 p. m. Friday, and eon
tinned to play for twenty-four hours. Tbe
Excelsior has been in a state ot quietude
for ever four yesrs prior to this,
n i n
Mother Shot by Her Child.
XxioariTOWN, Inp.i Ang. 81.-Thla even
ing Harry, ssven-year-old son of Jesse
Bates, living north of town, while play
faHy pointing4 'a small cartridge gnn at bis
STATE NKW8 .ITEMS, x
Omcin Xavaxacm, a Cincinnati police
mj shot 'and fatally wounded Barney
Lynns, a saloon-keesisr on Gilbert avenue.
At NllM Mrs. Xl A. Wilkinson wai
thrown from a butcher's cart and ber neck
Youngstown Is to have tube works, em
ploying nearly 1,000 men.
W. and X. Gladstone, two dusty miller
pt Whits' Cottage,Stark County, are cousin
of the great English statesman. They are
quiet c nnobtrnsli e i business '' men,' and 'nr '
said to take more pride in their American
cltisensbip and their millstones than in their
Citizens In the neighborhood of Rome
seised a farmer named Simon Dolpb, coated
him with tar and feathers, and subjected
him to other outrages. Ho had made him
self obnoxious by spreading slanders
against respectable women.
Fred Andrbbs, an old German citizen,
was arrested by the Government for Illicit
distilling, at No. S3. Sycamore street, Cln.
Mark Phhjiricx, a boy about thirteen
years of age and residing with his parents
one mile and a half northwest of Upper
Sandusky, went out after supper the other
evening to stable the co a s. About an hour
later he was found dead, lying upon his
face in tbe barn yard. The cause of his
death is shrouded in mystery.
BahneV Minrnr, a thirteen-year-old boy,
jumped from a moving train at Ashland,
and was fatally Injured.
Tns other afternoon Napoleon was vis
ited by a terrific wind and rain-storm doing
considerable damage, blowing down trees
and buildings on the fair ground. Ahouse
in Bouth Napoleon was struck by lightning
and damaged considerably. A barn owned
by a man named Donnelly was struck and
burned to the ground and one .horse Ini
stantly killed. John Earnhardt was also
struck and 'Instantly killed. He leaves a
wife and eight children In poor circum
stances. Francis Ml-rpht is conducting a temper
ance rovlval at Tiffin.
Claudius Barde, a Frenchman, commit
ted suicide In Cincinnati by shooting him
self In tbe head with a needle-gun.
Pink-xte has broken out among the
horses in the vicinity of Leesvllle and
Bherrodsville. Samuel Sharp had one horse
to die from its effects, and one belonging
to Mr. Beamer was not oxpected to live, on
Geo. Maxwell, a boy about fifteen years
of ago, was knocked off the arch bridge
east of Dennlsou tbe other afternoon by
the yard engine, falling a distance of thirty
feet on the rocks, sustaining injuries
which may prove fatal.
Tom Melloer, while handling a gun at
Deunison, tho other evening, accidentally
discharged It, the charge entering at the
wrist and coming out at tbe elbow.
Several odays ago George Kratel, a
butcher, living near Cleveland, attempted
to take an apple from the throat of a cow,
and was bitten for his pains. On the 30th
he died from the effects of the bite, blood'
poisoning have set in directly after he was
The monthly report of the Lima oil
fields show s that there are one hundred and
seven producing wells, and an average'
dally production of three thousand barrels.
Br the capsizing of a boat at Summit
Lake, one mile south of Akron, Wm. Hel
ler, a teamster, was thrown out and drown
ed. Heller, with a companion, bad been
fishing, aud In some unknown manner tbe
boat was upset and bo h men thrown Into
the water. Heller, being unable to swim,
sank from sight His companion, reaching
shore, obtained, assistance, and after an
hour's dragging of the lake recovered" tbe
body of Heller.
The other morning' the residence of L. E.
Keller, of Wlnton Place, was entered by a
tramp. He secured a lot ot jewelry and
other trinkets and 14. The aged father of
Mr. Keller discovered the man and gave
chase. The burglar ran to the station, and
boarded the rear car of a passing train,
and Mr. Keller also got aboard, keeping an
eye on his man, whom he pointed out to
Officer Bollcan at tbe Grand Central Depot
Cincinnati. Tbe man ran again, and was
shot in the thigh by tbe officer. He gave
his name as John Wilson.
Honorauli J. H. Outhwaite has been
renominated for Congress by the Demo
crats ot the Thirteenth Ohio District
Tns engine in Heabler's grinding mill, at
Tiffin, '"ran away," causing one of the
stones to burst, and 'wrecking the Interior
of the mill.
The vicinity of Helena, Sandusky Coun
ty, is excited over a strange phenomena,
about ten miles from that place. It is a
ring of fresh tramped earth forty-four feet
in diameter, with the line of the clrcum
ence about two feet wide. It is in a field
near a forest No one can account for the
strange appearance ot the earth.' Hun
dreds ot people from the country around go
to view it daily. Just twenty-eight years
ago a rich young man came to that neigh
borhood. He carried his money in a buck
skin belt which he exhibited on all occa
sions. He mysteriously disappeared one
day. Nothing was ever heard of blm
again, but exactly In the center bt'the
mysterious ring his blood-stained belt was
found a few days after bis absence. A ring
(was formed like the one now exciting
curiosity, exactly the same size,
which finally disappeared. Three men
were suspected of 'the crime ot
murdering the young man. Fourteen
years rolled by, when one of the suspects
died, and for the second time ,the ring ap
peared. Now another fourteen years have
passed by, and on August 11 another' of the
suspected party died, and on that morning
tbe supernatural ring appeared for the
third time. .The' excitement is at fever
heat The people in tbe neighborhood have
commenced an excavation ot all the spot
Inside the circumference of tbe circle, and
hope to unearth tbe skeleton, or some
other tangible evidence of the crime.
J. J. Tranchant, miller of Osborne, drop
ped derd the other morning;
An election was held, the other day, at
Sycamore, on the proposition to' close the'
three saloons of 'the town. The Vote wast
Fpr prohibition 88, against 45. A poll was
left open for tbe ladies, and they voted 107
for prohibition to none against
Five thousand friends recently celebrated
tbe lOSd birthday of Robert Crntty, In a
grove on that worthy man's homestead,
near Prospect Marion County has four
persons who are over one hundred years of
age, which is a rj good record for a
county of only twenty-two thousand popu,
tattoo. ' -
Tun formal transfer of the Cincinnati
posfroaoefrom Colonels. A.' Whitfield to
j John C. Riley was made on the 1st
W neventyrfutnu v. u new it sixth
annual reunion In the fair-ground near
Hamilton a few days ago. Out of tbe 1,000
men who went Into the war, less than 180
are living now, and not more than sixty
answered to this roll call
CoxsiDsktSLB excitement was caused at
Xorwalk by tbe finding ot human' a leg In a
heap of rubbish dumped beneath the High
Bridge, A thorough search was mads la
tbe beep for, the, balance of tbe body,- but
nothing fnrtber'was found... How It came
there Vas a mystery, " J
Hsausx Joxits, a fresco painter, was
killed by a fait to Christ EplsMpalClMrea,
f nclnnatl. , ,
SCHOOL AND OHUROH
An ontiro town ot five hundred In.
habitants on tho coast of China, near
Poo Chow, has adopted Christianity,
says an exchange.
Dr. Prlngshotm, recently appointed
to a professorship in the University of
Munich, Is tho first Jew ever admitted
to a Bavarian faculty.
Slarns of tho times, oven In tho
fashloiiablo world, disclose 'tho dawn
lnc of a dav when a faithfully nrnctl-
tcal education shall.be demanded both
ior young women ana lor young men.
The estimate by the Philadelphia
Board of Education of the expenses for
1887 of the city's schools iisks for
93,172,958.85', or' about 9300,000 more
than the appropriation of 91,864,154
for tho present year. The principal
Itom is 91,847,840.50 for teachers' sal
aries. The Sunday-school statistics of the
Methodist Episcopal Chur'oh hro now
in and footed up for 1885, with tho fol
lowing results! Schools, 22,490; offi
cers and teachers. 2,46,054; scholars,
14,818,032. This is an increase of 314
schools, 8,682 officers and teachers and
67,696 scholars. Christian Advocate.
Rev. Dr. Lathrop, pastor of tho
Baptist Church at Stamford. Conn.,
having offered his resignation, tho pas
tors of the Episcopal. Cdngregntlonal,
Methodist, Universalist and Roman
Catholic churohes requested him to re
call it. This is one of tho most re
markable instances of Christian unity
and sympathy on reoord. Christian
It is said that the Zion Hebrew
congregation of St. Paul, Minn. , adopted
a heroic method for testing the sermon
izing qualities of a candidate for its
pulpit He's not permitted to fire his
very best sermon at the congregation,
but a committee meet him on the way
to church, give him a text, and he's
oxpected to preach from it without
It Is remarked that Boston peoplo
like broad churchmen, whose sermons
are not flat; Philadelphlans like preach
ers whose thoughts are deep and well
rounded; New York likes n square man
with no frills about him, ' who can say
it all in twenty minutes, and Chicago
is always wanting something in preach
ers that it seldom gets. Chicago Times.
Vinegar is a very good thing in its
Iilaco, but a gallon of it ought to out
ast, In a well-ordered houso, a barrel
of sugar and an entire crop of potatoes.
But some people, in their lives, roverso
the proportions and aro so vinegary
that there is but little uso of the staples
and sweetnesses. Even when they ask
for grace they mean more vinogar.
Mr. George Williams, the founder
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tions, has been elected president of the
London Association to succeed the late
Earl Shaftesbury. Mr. Williams has
not only given his heart and lifo to
work -for young men, but has been
princely in his benefactions to Young
Men's Christian Associations on the
other side of the sea. He is a most
genial man, and greatly beloved by tho
young men. iBaplist Week'y.
The Presbyterians of this country,
both Northern and Southern, aro to
meot in General Assembly in Philadel-
hla in 1888. It will be tho one htin
redth anniversary of the Presbyterian
General Assembly in the United States.
The Northcrh brethren propose to
honor tha occasion by bringing an
offering of 91.000.000. The Southern
ers como tifraternlze, bi't they are op
posed to anything boing said or dono
looking to "an organic union. N. .
Age appears to increase the value
ofievorythlng except womon and but-
ShTN' r- faiL
" No man was ever so mean that ho
could not give advice. New Haven
Thrice happy lie whose wealth will let blm
Wbother to get up or take another snooze.
A writer in a magazine says the
earth would be heated more than 190
degrees by being stopped. And now
some fool who owns the earth will be
silly enough to try the experiment
It was said of an inveterate drunk
ard that he had met with great affile--tion,
and drank to drown, his grief.
"Then," said a bystander, "his grief
must know how to swim, for he has
never been able to drown it.!' AT. Y.
It is sold the English Government
is vainly seeking a placo of- confine
ment for its cranks. Italy has no dlfll
oulty that way. She attaches them to
a hand organ and sends them to this
country. Norrittown Herald.
"Do you know the prisoner, Mr.
Jones?" -Yes. to the bone." "What
is his character?" "Didn't know (hat
he hod any." "Does he live near
you?" "So near that he only spent
rive cents for fire wood in eight years."
Help wanted. Drowning Man
"Help! help! What do you mean
by sitting there and letting me drown,
man?" Newspaper Proprietor "You
should have advertised, my friend.
You could get all the help you want
through the newspapers." tidbits.
"These are extravagant days' we
live in," stld Mrs. Crlmsonbeak to her
husband, after they had been ap
proached by their son for a fr Ah lining
for his pooketbook. "Yes, and that
probably accounts for their getting
'shorter,' you know," replied the ever
jocular man. Tonken Statesman.
Father," said Rollo. "to whom
was Byron writing when he said, Fare
thee well?" "O.r & Hollo's father,
who is away up in ancient history, "he
was writing an ode to Paul's farewell
tour; 'Still, forever fare theo well,' "
And wbo was Byron?" asked Rollo.
"He was a prophet" said Hollo's
Uncle George, Burdetlt.
A young physician while diagno
sing a case tired a number of questions
at his patient whloh flew wide, of the
nark. He was finally successful,
however. "You re sometimes (have
a er-rtired feeling come over you,
which " -Ofcs," interrupted tbe
parent ''I fool it now, I'm tired, very
tired." "Just, as I thought" said the
young physician. "I am seldom mis
taken In my diagnosis of a' case."
N. r. Sun.
Restaurant Manager "You have
had experience as a waiter?" G)rl Ap
plicant "O, yes; threo years' experi
ence, sir." "You can be especially at
tentive to the young men?'' "Indeed
i. can, sir' "xon would any time
nass, a-oulet natieut old srentleman
Who has peen waiting half an hour in
uniif iu nan, uuuu a iiiiuaur woo nmn
fast seated himself?" n "Yes-yes! ' I
lways did' that; sir.'' Well.1 yon
don't suit me. Good.dsy.'V. Y,