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WKstaAT. OCTOBESS. ISSS.
HILLSBORO. i i OHIO
TOPICS. OF THE DAY.
The iron trade, which is held to bo
the unfailing Indicator of general busi
ness, Is unpreccdontly popular just now.
Tho railroad and other calls for the man
ufactured product bids fair to mako
things lively for a long time.
The Unitod Stales Is placed by hot
own authorities at tho foot of tho list of
naval powers in tho essential matter of
ehlps and guns, there being threo South
American, two Aslastic, and iiftccn or I
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The first Japaneso to settle In Sa
Francisco were eleven persons" who ar
rived In 1870. Nowthero are more than
800 Japanese In tho city, of whom abcut
forty are women. Of those forty, twenty
aro married and their children, attend
tho public schools.
Consul General Williams, St Ha
vana, transmits report to thu Secretary
of State, which shows that ncarlynincty-
four per cent of all the sugar-cme pro
duct of Cuba lor the first q Barter of this
year, found "consuming mat&ets" in
the United States.
A retort presented at the National
Druggists' Association Convention at
Minneapolis showd tbt the amount of
quinine used in the United States during
the past vear was 2,6(J0,0O0 ounces, and
that the use of morphia s a stimulant
was jsapidly growing.
Vice Conscl Tocrjct, at Turin, in
concluding a report to the Department
of State upon agriculture in Italy, says
tho grain growers in that district are
-reduced to a desperate condition by
taxes, high rents and above all by com
petition from the United States.
Missionaries to cannibalistic coun
tries should always learn to chew and
smoke tobacco before departing for tho
-scene of their labors. It is roiiably
-stated that a cannibal has to be very
much pressed by hunger before he can
be induced to oat a missionary who
mokes or chews.
The earthquake philosophers say tho
South Carolina affair was caused by tho
ran crossing the celestial equator. Tho
Philadelphia Press takes tho sun to task
and says if it "can't cross the celestial
equator without raising such a disturb
ance it should be fenced in with barbed
-wire- or tied to the North Pole with a
TriEr arc building a vessel in Pitts-
"burgh, which is expected to reach New
'Orleans from that city in as short a
time as it now takes to go to Cincinnati.
An ocean ship modeled on tho same plan
-would, it is expected, reach Southamp
ton, Eng., from Halifax, in twenty-four
, hours. Mr. John Dougherty, of Mount
Union, Pa., is the inventor of this mar
A unique exhibition is about to bo
held at Washington, illustrative of the
advance of the colored race In the m
dustriai and mechanical arts. The ob
ject is to show that the race is not so
deficient in this field of progress as is
generally assumed. A large building
has been provided for the exhibition,
and its liberal spaces have been engaged
by those who are anxious to Bhow the
results of their ingenuity and industry.
Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret Gordon
has issued a pamphlet addressed "to all
the Inhabitants of the world," in which
she argues that a railroad should at
once be constructed from St. Petersburg
to Behring's Strait and from San Fran
cisco to the same point. Mrs. Gordon
is convinced that a necessity for such a
-railroad will shortly arise; since, if sho
be .eorrect,. tidal waves are to increase
And are to render the ocean unnaviga-
The foolish earthquake prediction of
Wiggins caused great alarm among the
.negroes on the South Atlantic coast.
and the excitement seriously interfered
-with plantation work until the alleged
latefnl period had passed. Should this
alarmist feel symptoms of breaking out
again with his id.otio predictions, it is
to be hoped be will crawl Into a bole
somewhere in Canada and pull the holo
ia after him .before he promulgates
Dr. Van Marter, of the Eternal
City, has been.delvlng among tho Etrus
aa tombs, and has re-iurrected skulls
which antedate the Christian era by at
least 600 years, itnd which discover the
existence in .those .early times of the art
f dentistry. False teeth have actually
bees -found in these human and echo
1ms caverns. The toothache is not a
"teat art," neither is artificial teeth
staking a new one; it is simply an old
Scnumno investigation of the recent
eases efnsilk poisoning at Long Branch
show that sailk, warm from the cow,
when placed in tight cans, under condi
tions which greatly xetard the dissipa
tion of H beat, wBI undergo change
with the development In the course of
Are hour f enough of a poisonous
ptomaine to sense alarming symptoms
ef poisoaisg. This should be sufficient
warning: to sailkmen to take the eass to
the pump and give them a thorough
cleaning; and sooling off before milking
fiase instead of after.
Dutatcbes (rear Italy state that a
aswstreet of tombs has beea discovered
sU-Pompeil near the eastern rate. The
ld Street of Tombs, which was among
She first discovered, was oa the Hercu-
Isseao rood, and the inscriptions
enough eighteen eeaturies old areas
trash a if cbis.'led yesterday. And, by
sbs jrey, the priaoip.il Ibb of Pompeii
was test poBOsitosse of the prlseipal
.sms by, mi to rewind, the spectator
,, $ eres,. m tho, remeta days thet
nima; mmymmmim vs uev wutf
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General Kaulbars Mrdlfles Els
Demands on Bu'rarlo.
A Strong rrobabtl'jty That the Hecener
Will Secur Better Term.
Vixnsa, Oct, 1. It is stated positively
that General Kaulbars, In consequence of
hints from f ft. Petersburg, has moderated
his attitud equally with the Regency,
and has ' jecomo more conciliatory. An
immedla'A relaxation of tho tension be
tween Tftuia and Bulgaria is therefore
conld'jrfe probable. General Kaulbar's
mode atlon Is duo to a telegram from M.
D Cjleni to the effect that Russia did not
wi' A to Interfere with tho Bulgarian Con
st lUtlnn or with the domestic affairs ot
Sofia. Oct. 1 TheDeonlethrnuKhoutthe
Gauntry hare held meetings and adopted
resolutions begging the Government to re
ject General Kaulbars' demands. The Aus
trian military attache at Sofia him been
Instructed to encourage the Bulgarian
Regents to resist the Russian demands,
with a hint of eventual support Sev
eral officers arrested for participation
in the revolution have been released on
parole. M. Btambulolf has informed Gen
eral Kaulbars that he htmsolf and all the
Ml nit. tor and Regents are willing to give
a pledge that Alexander will not be re
elected. The inquiry into the revolution
has been concluded. The Sobranje will
be asked to empower a court-martial to
try the offenders. It is reported that three
ex-ministers are implicated. The accused,
with the exception of the leaders, will bo
dealt with leniently.
8t. PKTxasBTKO, Oct. 1. The A'oroe
Vreinya publishes a telegram from Moscow
which says: "The Bulgarian crisis has para
lyzed trade and checked the revival of
business which the good harvest had in
cited. Moscow is prepared for any
eventuality. The present condition
is as bad as war, if not
worm. The Moscow Gazette declares that
thirty Hungarians have been whipped to
death for expressing sympathy with Rus
sia's action in Bulgaria. Tho St. Peters
burg papers Dare been roroiaaen topuwisn
certain portions of the speech mude by the
Hungarian Premier yesterday.
An Alaskan Vslctns.
8ah Fnmcisco, Oct. 1. A letter pub
lished under date of Rodiak, Alaska, Sep
tember 16, says: A volcanic peak of Pah
loll mountain, 300 miles southwest on the
Alaska peninsula, is in eruption. Blight
falls of volcanic dust resembling emery
powder have been observed. Captain Curry,
of the schooner Rodiak, reports that on Au
gust, 12, when 100 miles from the volcano,
his vessel was enveloped in a black cloud.
The darkness was so great that lamps were
kept burning from 10 a. in. till 2 p. m. At
the same time black dust fell upon the deck
to the depth of several inches. Captain
Abbey, ot the United States Steamer Cor
win, who arrived here August SI, also
brought samples ot the dust and reported
having heaid a noise like thunder while
passing near the volcanic region. No earth
quake shocks have been reported thus far
in connection with the outbreak.
CniCAflo, Oct 1. About seven o'clock
this morning a tin can with a hole in the
top and something that looked like a string
sticking through It was found on the steps
of Mrs. Serley's boarding-house, No. 43
Twenty-fifth street. Near the can was a
match partly burned. The can was taken
to the Cottage Grore-avenue Police Sta
tion and opened. It contained a quantity
of cotton, saturated with a thick, brown
liquid. The string proved to be a fuse, and
was burned off close to the can. Mrs. Ser
ley's family aie at a lots to account for
the proximity of the "machine" to their
One D'Auwale's Great 61ft.
New York, Oct 1. The Herald's Paris
dispatch says that the Due D'Aumale has
presented to the Institute of France his
Chantitly estate and castle, valued at 60,
000,000 francs, to be held In trust for the
French Nation. The great collection of
books, pictures and works of art is included
in the gift Tho revenue of the estate is to
be used as a pension and county fund for
literary men and artists. The art gallery is
to be open to the public.
Life Insurance Fraud Suspected.
Peohu, III., Oct 1. The Northwestern
Mutual Aid Association of Bloomington
had the body of J03. Wanner exhumed yes
terday, after it had lain flvo months in the
graye and four weeks in the Illinois river.
They expected to avoid the payment of a
2,SiX) life c aim, it is said, maintaining
that the drowned man was not Wanner.
The tak was given up as the body was un
recognizable. Government Honey Matter.
Washisotos, D. C, Oct 1. The Comp
troller of the Currency reports a decrease
during the last month of 1,157,593 in the
amount ot National Bank notes outstand
ing. The decrease since October 1, 1885,
aggregates $13,810,6.3. The amount out
standing to-day is 303,213,153. The Comp
troller also reports an increase in the de
posit of legal tender notos during tho last
mo th ot (4.327,918 and an increase since
October, 1685, of i 8,655,274.
$6,500 Gold Brick Swindle.
Kansas Cjtt, Oct 1. William Warner, a
well-to-do citizen, was induced by a confi
dence man to go to Lawrence, Kan., yes
terday, and pay $6,500 for two gold bricks,
which it was said bad been found by an In
dian in New Mexico. On returning here
to-day the speculator found his bricks val
ueless. Counterfeiter Caught at Werk.
Albant, N. Y., Oct. 1. David M. Chad
wick, aged sixty-five years, was caught by
secret service officers and local detectives
to-day manufacturing counterfeit coin,
large quantities of which have been ship
ped to New York and other places.
Cutting Waiits $50,000.
El Paso Txx., Oct 1. Cutting's attor
neys have prepared the papers to be pre
sented to Mexico through the Washing
ton Government The claim is for (50,000
Gili Stateavnt fer September.
WAsatsfoTow, Oct 1. The total gold coin
and bullion in the Treasury September 80
was 243,09,0I8. as compared with $235,430,
6B5 oa the 31st of the previous month.
One of the most trying times' is a
young lady's life is when, in church, she
feels a great, big, overgrown sneeze
coming on, and she starts ont on a voy
age of discovery to find the pocket of
her drew to get her handkerchief.
The female pocket used to be in a get-at-able
place, but now it is wherever
the architect's fancy makes it Zans
Throw a light covering of straw
over the strawberry bed which hts
borne this year and burn it over.
Thu the weeds and insects may be
killed and the bed greatly benefited.
Leave old wood on . raspberries until
winter. Prakrit Farmer.
A novel railroad bridge has re
cently been constructed at llnraiston,
on the Toronto, Gray Sc Bruce railroad.
The novelty lie in constructing the
bridge of old ron rails, and is said to
compare favorably in cost with wooden
Sick Heedashe: Sit headache
aay generally be eared by the sdmln-
uarstion oi tse jsice of ssir S wines in
a cup of strong:, blaekcofee. without
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ONE OF THE SEVEN SLEEPERS. I
A Wire Carried Frees noma by Baffler
and Threatened With Death, Iterated
to Tell Where Her Money Was
The Itaeket Did Not Awake a
Conors, N.Y., Sept. 80.--Superintendent
Wheeler, ot St. Agnes Cemetery, on the
outskirts of the town, lires In a house in
the cemetery. Last Might, about 9 o'clock,
Mr. Wheeler was In, bed sleeping, but Mrs.
Whoelcr was aboo.t the house. There was a
rap at the door, -which was opened by Mrs.
Whoeler. Fouvmen Immediately pounced
upon her and carried her through the ceme
tery. Although she screamed with all her
night, her Vrasband did not hear her. When
the end of. tho cemetery was reached the
men tied, her to a fence. They then de
manded that she toll where the 100 was
hidden which her husband had received
from '.he pastor of St. Agnes Church, but
sherrtfused to tell. They threatened to
hang, her, but she firmly refused to give
tho Information. Then the men left her
and went to the house, which they searched
thoroughly, but did not find the money,
raid the men left. The woman's screams
finally attracted the attention ot neighbor
ing fanners. They found her tied to the
fence and insensible. Mrs. Wheeler was
carried home and her husband awakened.
To Leave this World In Good Style oa
the XOth Dtsappolated.
Hei.lmas, Mien., Bept SO Richard Wel
lington, a farmer living near here went
daft over Wiggins' cruel hoax. Welling
ton has, of late, devoted much of bis time
to studying Biblical prophecies regarding
the coming of judgment day. His wife and
tao children were gradually impressed by
his persistence that the end of the world
was near, and were brought to that state
where they were easily frightened. When
Wiggins' last prediction was learned
by the Wellingtons, they firmly believed
the earthquake would occur on schedule
time, and would destroy the world. The
fatal Wednesday arrived, and the family
prepared to leave the city in good style.
Wellington constructed a platform, upon
which they all gathered, clad in their best
clothes, and sat down to wait for he final
shako. When yesterday finally passed
without Wiggins' prediction being fulfilled,
the more courageous members of the com
munity compelled the family to come down
from the platform. The old man Is trying
to figure out by the Bible what caused the
The Cutting Trouble Over Work Agala
llegun on the Mexican Legation
Wasuivoto-v, Sept. 30. During tho Cut
ting controversy the Mexican Minister here
Interrupted the progress of plans for a le
ts tion building,not knowing what might be
the result of Mr. Bayard's demand. Since
then confidence has been restored, and the
architect has completed his work. The de
ilgn has been sent to Mexico for the ap
proval of Mr. Mariscal. The site selected
tor the building is on the north side of I
itreet, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
itreets, and wilt occupy the ground now
sovered by five frame dwellings. The
mildlng is to cost $50,000. The British and
German Legations are the only ones at
present occupying- buildings owned by
A Sad Accident,
Ai.i.F.vrow.v, Pa., Sept 30. At Bergen
Station on the North Pennsylvania road,
while standing noar the track Mrs. Wagner
with her four-year-old daughter, observed
a special tr tin approaching at a high rate
Df speed. Turning around to her child she
was horrified to see the little one playing
In the middle of the track. The woman
hrieked to the child to get off the tracks,
but finding that it failed to heed her she
iprang in front of the train. She succeeded
In reaching the child, but before the could
got off the track, the train whirled by. The
:hild was thrown high in the air, and
landed on the foot-board of the engine.
Mrs. Wagner was thrown under the wheels
nd mangled in a horrible manner.
General Miles' Report.
Wamii.sotov, Bspt. 80 General Miles'
annual report was received at the War De
partment to-day. In it is included his re
port of the pursuit and capture of Gero
mmo and bis band. The circumstances
connected with the surrender of Geronimo
are briefly stated, and show that the sur
render was conditional ; that it was made
on the promise of General Miles that he
would protect the lives of the prisoners
and take them out of the jurisdiction of
the civil authorities of Arizona. General
Drum has submitted the report to the Presi
Powder-Makers Blown to Atoms.
New Yobk, Bept 80. At Bay l hester,
about tea o'clock this morning a disastrous
explosion occurred at the Ditman powder
works. Four men were blown into frag
ments. The explosion was caused by a
squirrel-hunter shooting into the building.
The explosion caused great alarm at
Nyack, especially among the negroes, who
believed it to be an earthquake. At New
Haven the shock was also felt distinctly.
Sheriff Iiocked Up by Women.
Dcbliv, Sept 30. At Milltown, Malbay,
County Clare, to-day, while the sheriffs
were employed in distraining on the prop
erty of a man named Kelly, the married
women of the neighborhood attacked, over
powered and imprisoned all of the officers'
engaged, while their husbands secured the
cattle and removed them from the locality
A' Mich lean Snow-storm.
Milwavkh, Bept 80. A dispatch from
Marquette, Mich., says a snow-storm pre
vails there. The wind and sea on Lake Su
perior are very heavy, and vessels aif
Randall Nominated by Acclamation,
FaiLADSLrHiA, Bept 80. The Hon. Bam
Ml J. Randall was re-nominated to-day
for Congress by the Democrats of the
Third District There was no opposition.
Baling- Passion Strong In Prison.
DrraoiT, Mich., Bept 80. Adolpb Gor
don was discharged from prison this morn
ing at the expiration of ' a five years' sen
tence for counterfeiting. Be was immedi
ately arrested by Deputy United Bute
Marshal Tlnney on a charge of counter
feiting while in prison. Molds and tools
were found on his person and ia his cell.
The Plearo-Pneamonla Spreading-.
KAXa-AKis, lu., Bept 80. Twenty-flveot
the 100 bulls sent from s Chicago distillery
before the quarantine to Tripplet's Bench,
near St Mary, Kankakee County, have
died, prenmaMy of pleuro-pntamonla.
Fosnd Dead la Hie Bed.
St. Louis, Sept 80. Theodore O. Trade,
late United States Internal Revenue
Agent In Kentucky and Tennessee, who
registered at the Llndell Hotel on Wed
nesday evening, waa found dead ia his
bed at 6:30 o'clock to-nlbt,h evidently
having expired from as attack of apo
plexy. Oeatk of s Mas Ajredi MS' Tears.
Bsuntroas. Our.. Seat. St. Andrew La-
watiimd ase of H yaaia. He was born ia
slavery ta Teaaeasee sad was Oeseral
i'e easvaae' J r j v v
FROM DEATH TO LIFE.
A Chicago Woman Who Wat
Is Revived by a Hrpod'rttMe Injection el
Chicago, 8ept 29, The Evening Journal
to-day publishes a case ot remarkable i e
suscltatlon from supposed death of a young
woman namedMrs. Fraser, who, In August
after several days' Illness, was pronounced
dead by ens of her attending physicians.
Dr. Mark H. Lackersteen, who was also at
tending Mrs. Fraser, says; "I did every
thing I could think of to restore respira
tion, without effect. Ten minutes, must
have elapsed. Then it suddenly struck
me that I would like to try a hypodermic
injection of th s solution of nitro-gly-cerlne.
I took up ten drops ot it and
let the corpse have the full benefit of
it. The first minute there was not a pulsa
tion, but just a gasp; that was all. I
looked at my watch, and there were four
such gasps distributed over the first sixty
seconds, but that Is not life. In the sec
ond minute there were six respirations
and a slight heart-pulse could be heard,
but no pulse could be felt In the third
minute there were 18 respirations and the
pulse became distinctly perceptible at the
wrist. In the fourth minute it was 180 and
upward, so that it could not be counted.
Her face flushed. Her eyes began to roll
in thoir sockets. All the muscles relaxed
from the extreme stiffness ot death. All
the contraction of the limbs gradually
relaxed. Speculation came back to
her eyes and she became conscious.
In ray opinion in all cases of shock or col
lapse this thing ought to be tried before
they are given over for lost There is noth
ing peculiar or sensational about It at alL
The only thing is I have been the first per
son to try It It ever I have saved a life it
Is tbts one. She had lost her pulse. Her
heart had ceased to beat She ceased to
breathe. Her temperature fell to I do not
know how low, for our thermometers do not
begin to register low enough. They are
only marked to 95 degrees, but I think her
temperature must have been down to 93
degrees, at the least Her father, mother,
brother and husband stood around her
Jed, and all had given her up for dead,
rhey spoke of her in the past tense, and
hey were very sorrowful." "How do you
account for the effect of the Injection!"
"It promoted action on the arteries. It
caused the vessels to dilate, enabled the
blood to flow, and when it begins to flow
anywhere it would not be long till it Is
flowing through the heart It simply set
the machinery going again." The report
ers for tho Journal confirmed all the main
facts in the case by interviews with mem
bers of the family. The patient is at pres
ent enjoying excellent health.
Butchered by Inches.
Canton, Sept 29. On August 27th a
Chinese woman, aged only eighteen, under
went the "ling-cbi," which is that, while
still living, one piece of her body after
another is cut away until tho body is di
vided up into exactly 1,000 pieces. The
victim, as in this case, always dies from
loss ot blood before the horror is complet
ed. The woman was charged with having
poisoned her husband and three relatives,
and, although It was shown on examina
tion that she was Innocent the people of
the district Insisted on ner execution, which
the Viceroy finally ordered.
Death From a Foolish Attempt.
New Lokdox, Mo., Sept 29. Daniel De
wiro, while drunk last evening was seen
by some parties trying to ride his horse
over a trestle bridge on the Short Line
railroad, as he had ridden over some cattle
guards. His body and one arm were found
on the track near the bridge this morning,
tho other arm and both legs wero found
about one hundred and fifty yards from the
body. His head was not found until near
eleven o'clock to-day. Tho remains were
an almost unrecognizable mass. His horse
was found near the body, considerably
skinned up. No doubt he was run into by a
Volcana of Colima In Ernptlnn.
Citt or Mexico, Sapt 29. The predicted
earthquake did not take place, but the vol
cuo of Colima is again in a State of erup
tion, a huge white cloud overhanging the
suMmit, causing great terror among the
Inhabitants ot the neighboring villages.
This is the third time within a year that
this volcano has become active. The erup
tion is plainly visible from tho city of
Colima, on the Pacific coast, and unusual
meteorological disturbances have been
noted in that city.
Wiggins Was Wronjr.
CnABLESTOv, S. C, Sept 29. There has
been no recurrence of earthquake shocks
since one o'clock yesterday afternoon, al
though some nervous persons say they
felt a slight tremor about ten o'clock last
night There were several slight shocks
at Summervillelast night, but no damage
is reported from any quarter. The weather
in Charleston to-day was mild and pleas
ant The sun shone brightly, the tempera
ture was not oppressively warm, and the
city was full of activity and hope, in spite
of Wiggins' fearful prophecy.
Disruption of a Jewish Congregation
Br. Louis, Mo., Bept 29. The troubles
which for some time past have existed in
the Jewish congregation of Sbaare Emitb
Temple, the wealthiest and most promi
nent synagogue in this city, bas finally re
sulted in disruption to the extent that over
one hundred of the members left that so
ciety and organized another congregation
under the charge of the former Rabbi of
Bhaare Emitb, Dr. Bonnescheim, and to
night they held their inaugural services
in Memorial Hall.
No Bad Signs at Galveston.
Galveston, Tax., Bept 29 Up to noon
there bad been no signs of Wiggins' pre
dicted disturbance in this section. The
weather, which bas been rainy and dis
agreeable for several days, to-day broke
clear and continues pleasant
More Fight Injr la Belfast,
Bei.tast, Bept 29. There was desperate
fighting to-day between Pr testaat and
Catholic workmen at Barbour's foundry,
in this city. The police Interfered, when
the fighters Joined forces, stoned and routed
the police. Cavalry waa summoned and
charged upon aad dispersed the mob.
Scores of rioters and several policemen
Maxqcette, Mien., Bspt Sft This fore
noon three miners were buried under a
mass ot falling reek at the Winthrop mine,
near Ishpemieg, and instantly killed. Their
bodies were recovered during the afternoon.
ROCBESTBB, Ian Bept SB. Herman
Hudtwalker, wife and three children, liv.
log near hare, were taken violently 111 with
arsenical poisoning, and are lying very
low. It ia supposed the drag was ia the
coffee, though bow it came there hi a
A Thonaand Deaths a Day.
Toxio.Beptm-Cholerals still ragtag
tarMgaost Japan. The ' proporMoa of
deaths to oases' to Very ..beery., Between
Aagsas M sad setsssbar a, laelaaiva, alae
days, lMst-aew easse were resorted.
ueatae ssnng ess essse perms Swisses
SWEPT BY STORM.
Great Destraetlon on the Southwest Coast
8t. Loots, Mo., Bspt. 28 Advices from
the southwestern coast of Texas, parttou
lorly in the region of the mouth ot the Rio
Grande, and from some interior points.
give accounts of a great rain-storm and
much destruction of property during the
past week. From the 21st to the 23d a tre
mendous rainstorm and hnrrirano swopt
over the vicinity of Brownsville, Tex., In
cluding Matamoras. Trenty-stx inches of
rain-fall up to the night of the 23d, and
the wind Is said to have reached a ve
locity of nearly one hundred miles per
hour. Over two hundred houses in
Brownsville were blown down, and a large
number damaged, rendering homeles some
three hundred famillos. In Matamoras over
three hundred houses were leveled and
many injured. The entire rear part ot the
city, embracing over thirty blocks, was
flooded to the depth of from three to eight
feet, and the people living there were res
cued only with the greatest difficulty. All
telegraph lines were blown down, and
the Rio Grande aad the Matamoras
and Monterey railroads were washed
out, and traffic has not yet been re
stored. All the surrounding country was
inundated, many houses blown down, and
crops destroyed. There Is great suffering
in both Matamoras and Brownsville. In
the latter place fully one hundred and fifty
families are destitute, and in the former
four hundred families are homeless and in
want Relief measures have been adopted,
and a large amount of food and money has
been raised and is being distributed. At
Point Isabel the auarantlne station was
swept away and other damage done. A
four-masted steamer was wrecked fifty
miles south of the mouth of the III o Grande,
and Is said to be a total loss. Her name is
unknown, but she is thought to have been
an English vessel. Her captain and crew
were saved. At Colorado, Tex., the river
has risen twenty-five feet, and at last ac
counts was still rising. All tributary
creeks are overflowing, and large sections
of country are submerged. Very heavy
rains have fallen in other sections, and
much apprehension is felt for the safety ot
Memphis, Tikk., Bept 28. There Is great
uneasiness felt here by the masses of the
colored population regarding the earth
quake, which, according to Prof. Wiggins,
will be due to-morrow. To-night services
are being held in all the colored churches
of Memphis, and will be continued all
night Open-air-prayer-meettngs have
been held in the country all of this week,
and there never bas been such a wide
spread belief among the negroes of the
coming ot the end of the world
as fills their minds. Should the weather
be threatening to-morrow, there will be a
general stampede of negroes to the open
fields. They will not linger long in houses,
which, they say, will bo shaken to their
foundations and laid in ruins. Religious
revivals are in progress, and repentant
sinners have been gathered into the fold
during the past two weeks by hundreds.
The women take the lead In the services,
and their Influence has caused the sterner
sex to heed what they ray will be the de
struction of all mankind.
The Ccar'a Terras to Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bept 28. General Kaulbars' note
to the Bulgarian Government does not ask
that elections be postponed. It simply
asks that the plotters be released and al
lowed to leave the country, and that the
state of siege be raised. He verbally ex
plained that it would be politio to pospone
the elections as the Czar desires; that the
nation might choose any Prince except
Alexander, whose election Russia would
forcibly resist His understood that the
Bulgarian Ministry will courteously tell
General Kaulbars they regret that they
are unable to comply with Russian de
mands. Changes In Postal Hates,
Washington, Sept. 23. The following
changes have been made In postal rates :
Blank checks, drafts and similar printed
forms, such as deeds, Insurance policies,
etc., will hereafter go through the mails as
third-class matter, at the rate of one cent
tor two ounces. This will include cheek
books or books of blank drafts but not or
dinary blank-books, which are fourth-class
matter, one cent an ounce. Checks, drafts
policies and other such papers filled up
wun writing win be charged letter postage.
The New Civil Service Unlet.
Washinotox, Sept 28. Civil Service
Commissioner Oberly had a consultation
with the President yesterday, upon the new
Civil Service rules. One of the new rules
will have the effect ot removing the custody
of applications from the appointing offi
cers. All candidates for appointments will
be required to file their applications with
the local Examining Boards. The question
of the rules as submitted by the Commis
sion will, it is stated, receive the approval
of the President
This Settles It.
London, Bept. 8 The Foreign Office
and U. B. Legation authorize the state
ment that the report telegraphed from Ot
tawa that a new fishery treaty bad been ef
fected between the United States and Cana
da is en entire fabrication, and that no
such treaty had been proposed by either
The Pay-Roil Too Large.
Washington, Bept 28. Two hundred and
twenty-four employes of the Government
Printing Office here, Including a hundred
women, were discharged to-day. It is
probable that 250 more discbarges must be
made to bring the pay-roll within tbeap
priation for the present bait of the fiscal
High Tide In New York.
New York, Sept 28. The tide In the
harbor rose higher to-day than bas been
known, with two exceptions, within the
memory of old river men. The occurrence
is attributed by some to planetary oonjuno
tlona Fighting In San Domingo.
Havana, Bept 28. San Domingo advices
of the 17th Inst, say that the rebels were
defeated at Agucate, their loss being fire
killed and six wonnded. At Cierra the
rebels lost seven hilled end ten wounded,
and one man waa taken prisoner. Among
the killed was General Tabares. The Gov
ernment forceo lost only one killed and one
Cattle Dying In Pennsylvania,
Rxisivo, Pi., Bept 28. Pleuro-pneu-monla
is raging with unprecedented vio
lence among cattle in Limerick Township,
Montgomery County, as well as some
neighboring districts. Many have died.
Killed by an Electric Wire.
DrraoiT, Sept 88. Roda Carroll, a
Western Union Ineman, this morning was
a.iiea oy a shock from aa electrlo light
wire which had crossed a wire be was
working with. At the same time a horse
stepped oa the wire and was knocked down
by the shock, bat not killed.
Xirsoour. Mas., Sept. IJ8.-O0 the recem
meadetlos of the Lire Stock Saaitarv
Cemmlseiee ef this State, Soveraor Dawes
ee-dey based a preelasjetioa eesab.tehioga
SsaswtiMf assise. sU settle tram the
State ef lUiashv
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
Atgdno eon of Jacob Mayse, living sear
Urbane, was playing with a shot-gsa and
didn't know It was loaded. The tern t hie
eft hand will remind him that It was.
Acconciae) to an opinion by Attorney
General Kohler, beer may be sold In this
Btate in quantities ot a gallow or over, In
spite of the Dow law. But this selling
mutt be by an agent acting exclusively for
A man named Rock, suspected of belong
eg to a gang which has been burglarizing
farm houses In the neighborhood, was ar
rested at Ada.
Tnx appraisers in the celebrated Duncan
MoArthur will case have filed thoir report
in the U. a Court in Cincinnati. The total
amount under the appraisement going to
the heirs Is 1427,600.43.
Fred Hamilton, a prominent coal opera
tor at Wadsworth, while riding home from
work the other night with his son in a
buggy, fell into his son's lap and expired
Patrick Morax was fatally hurt at the
Bellaire Steel Works in a singular way.
Sparks from a converter had formed an
Incrustation on the iron walls, and this had
become so heavy that a piece fell, fractur
ing Moran's skull.
A sen for damages against the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company by John Schteen
baker, a brakeman, ot Youngstown, was
settled by the company paying $2,000 and
B. J. Conweli, ot Magnetic Springs, was
ridden on a rail through the publle streets
of Marlon. He had alienated the affec
tions of another man's wife. t
Tnn city of Cleveland has an ordinance
forbidding children under fourteen to be on
the streets unaccompanied by their elders
at tor 9 o'clock at night
Fredxrio R. Warren, at Belle Point, and
Cecil E. Cottrell, at Curtice, were commis
sioned as poitmasters, a few days ago.
Hon. Frank Hord ,Democrat, was nom
inated for Congress in the Toledo district
Frederick AcoENSTiNi,who resides about
two miles north of Waldo, Marion Coun
ty, while attending to his cattle the other
evening, was attacked by a vicious bull,
and almost instantly killed. His wife and
a neighbor heard him crying tor help, when
they went to the field and found him on
the ground, the bull butting him; the horns
of the Infuriated beast standing nearly
straight ont from the sides of his head, he
could not gore. When the bull was driven
away Mr. Augenstlne put his right band
over his left breast, and died in a tew
Dr. T. H. Babin, of Hlcksville, Defiance
County, bas been appointed to the position
of physician on an Indian reservation.
A oood story comes from Gregg's Hill,
on the Ohio Southern railroad, where a
farmer named Jacob Ritchie found some
torpedo warning signals on tho track. He
took them for a deep-laid dynamite plot,
nuu removed ine torpedoes from the trac
He then signaled the next train to st p,
and handed the engineer a note, telling him
that he had discovered and frustrated the
Pnor. a P. FisnER, who has occupied one
of the Chairs of Ancient Languages at the
Ohio Normal University at Ada, for the
past three yean, died there very suddenly
a few mornings ago.
The President commissioned Charles H.
Bcfamick to be postmaster at Leetonia, Co
The fish in the Scioto are dying by the
hundreds, caused by the poisonous water
let off from the vats at the paper-mills and
straw-board factory at Kenton.
A fire in a six-story building, on Long
worth streot, Cincinnati, occupied by
Cohen & Co., printers, and others, caused
a loss of 125,000.
Don Putt has been appointed postmas
ter at Mao-o-cheek.
Tbn Forest City rolling mills, Cleveland,
were destroyed by fire.
Lewis Stieoer, Chillleotbe, was fatally
injured by a mass of falling bricks while
cleaning an oven.
Auked B. CnALi, Lima, bas been ap
pointed Probate Judge, vice 8. a Yoder,
A sinoulault fatal accident occurred to
Mrs. Hufford, wife of A. W. Hufford, a
Cincinnati broker, the other evening while
preparing supper. She picked up a cream
cracker from a plate and began eating it
A moment later she was seized with a vio
lent fit of coughing. "A piece ot the cracker
bas lodged in my windpipe," she gasped.
In a few minutes she became paralyzed.
Medical aid was tent for, but of no avail,
for in twenty minutes she was a corpse.
The physician who was summoned oplues
that death resulted from the bursting of a
blood vessel, produced by the violent
coughing rather than from strangula
tion, as strangulation would not have
caused the paralysis which preceded disso
lution. Crus. Doll, President of the late Cincin
nati Board of Public Works, Cbas. T. Black
burn, clerk and James Morgan, a member,
were arrested a few days ago at the in
stance of the Board of Revision. Black
burn is charged with making out and ob
taining money on falsa bills of stone, grav
el and hauling in street improvements, the
amount of the steal being estimated at
about $l5,000,and covering a period of two
years. Doll and Morgan are charged with
approving the bills, knowing them to be
R. C. Pellino, a grocer doing business at
No. 803 Central avenue, Cincinnati, wat
arrested the other day on a warrant sworn
out by State Dairy and Food Commissoner
Geahan charging him with selling a pack
age of oleomargarine not stamped with the
true name of the substance therein con
tained. Jndge Fitzgerald allowed him to
go on his own recognizance.
Secretary Probst, of the State Board of
Health, ie sending Instructions to physi
cians throughout the Btate that, it follow
ed, will aid in preventing the spread of
diphtheria, which in many communities Is
Dcaino the storm the other evening a
large tree standing close to the residence of
G. W. Rankin, near Brownsville, waa struct
by lightning and completely demolished.
portioasoi it being buttled almost one
hundred yards away. A part of it
fell upon the house of Mr, Rankin, crush
ing down one side of it, and breaking the
glass into smithereens. The family nar
Is the Bapreme Court oa the Stw the At
torney General sled a motion to have the
Dow law cases taken oat of their order and
set for an early hearing.
Fires were started la the wiadow-glass
works at Baraeevlue, a few daye ago, they
having beea idle since July 1.
Tbr detectives arrested Llssle Hoy, alias
Kills, said to be pas of the most notorious
shoplifters in the country. The polios claim
that she has operated ia nearly every city
in the United States. Bbe was arrested at
Cleveland for stealing a shawl rained at
SifiO ia a prominent dry goods store.
Tbr Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry will
hold its eleventh annual reunion at the
battlefield of Perry ville, Ky., October 8.
Oeseral W. H. Gibson and General John
Beetty will to the orators ef the day, aad
it is also expected that General geecmas
will be present
Wat. lersscaw !UfMt4leeaeetteHeete
fer CemttCeeasstseieuerl- was badly ley
ejaajimgi agn, aa sbbusjbssus au s TgasaseAgaeaue; "
TsVSB 4tfS sej gBBjEjEfsaseBW SSfrieBssssssssssjsssssssssir - , s
When the earthquake earns the
other sight, more than thirty thon
aand women In Georgia wero convinced
that they had discovered a man under
tno Dea. Macon Teieqrapn. .4
The joys of photography: Photog
rapher (about to mako Ills fourteenth 1
attempt) "Could you roanagj to look T
a little bit loss dreary, air just for half
a second not moror" Punch.
There Is one candy homo in New
York that has a factory ot immonso
sire nnd eovcral stores, nnd they were
all croatoil within a few years out of
an original capital of $10,000, which
was borrowed for the purpose. 1
A big bear attacked a colt on Dry
crock, Col. Its mother canio to the
resctio, and, while sho fought tho bear,
tho colt ran to tho house of its owner, V"
who went out to see what was the mat
tor, and found the faithful mare dead
and the bear sitting on the body. San
A hen at Bath, Mo., hatched a
brood of chlokons a short tlrao ago nnd
then desorted them. A fow days Inter
It was found that the brood had been
taken charge of by a dove from a
neighboring cot, and the little chlcke
are apparently well taken caro of, their
foster-mother remaining with them
during tho night Boston Post.
It la moved and seoondod that the
American cyclone and the Americas -f
earthquake go off to some uninhabited '
spot and Battle the matter between
themselves. As a tribute to the promi
nent character of the contending
parties, it is suggested that thia motion
be adopted under a suspension of ths
rules Philadelphia Press.
A recent poem is entitled "On the ,
Cliffs," and tho first verse roads
Her dress of shoenr laoos
Was floe as the falrr snare.
Been when the dewdrops sparkle r-v..
In the morn ng's sunny aiaro.
A girl that would go cliff-climbing is
such a dress as that would be guilty of
wearing diamonds with a calico gown.
A now and plausible explanation
of the destructive fires occurring in
pino forests is offered. Tho pine resin
exuding from the treca is oft -n of lens
shape, and before it thoroughly hardens
frequently of crystalline clearness. It
is surmised that while in that condition '
a resin lens may focus the sun's raya
upon some light twig or resinous point
and so start n blaze that quickly oats
up a forest N. T. Sun.
A recent consular report states
that tho trade of Loando, on the west
const of Africa, is principally in the "
hands of the English, Dutch, French
and Portugese, ilrit ah manufactured
.roods are largely imported, not only
direct from English ports, but also
through Portugese vessels. Tho coun
try is snid to bo rich in minerals, and
the soil is exceptlon-tlly fertile from the)
coast line far up into the country.
"The nroner thine in statlonerv."
I noto that narchmont paper, blue ink,
quills and blottingsand are now all the
rago with that class of my correspond
ents who writo a large, ecarud-to-doath-throe-cornerod
hand, nnd who
spell every with two vs and weather
without an a. I hare frequently ob
served that pnoplo who aro faultless in
tho style of their "stationery" aro not
infrequently liible to spoil by ear.
Confessions of a Reformed Mission
in Middlctown. N. T.. three miles
from the village, is a curiosity that is -
attracting wide-spread Attention. It is
a spring, tbo water of which is as cold
as ice and as clear as crystal. In die-,
sing down two or three feet, wherever
tho water has touched every thing i
crystallized. Leaves, grass, feathorsi
and grasshoppers can be clearly traced
in the beautiful whitel mostone. Large 1
numbers of these specimens are carried' y
away dally. Buffalo Kxpreis. l
There Is on exhibition in a jewelry
store at Washington a very unique
electrical time piece. The face, ot in
dicator, of the clock is suspendrd by
two cord", and tho electrio apparatus,
which is tho motive powor, hang) by a' y.
wire in the bottom of the window
The clock works silently, and it has
been tested nnd proves to keep accurate
time. No clock work ot any kind is
attached to the time-keeper, except
the hands which move only each min
nte. Washington Star.
Mrs. Mark Hopkins' palatial rest- ,-.
dence, in process of erection at Great
Barrington Mais., has a state dining
room 40x60 feet, two storiei in height,
with a roof of glass. The walls of this
room aro finished in all varieties of
Itillan marble. There are two breakfast-rooms,
ono capable of accom
modating a large numbor of guests.
The resTdenoe lias soveral beautiful
towers nnd a lawn of over ono hundred
acres. The placo will cost nearly 83,
000,000. Boiton Journal.
A racy paper was got out for sals
In Nashua, ft. H., lately, and a corps
of newiboys distributed handbills early
in the day announcing that the copies
would be sold early that afternoon,
with sensational personal details about
well-known residents of Nashua.'
When tbo paper arrived, howover, tho
city marshal seized and confiscated the
whole lot and gave the venders a brief f
space in which to leave the city. They- '
availed themselves, and a "sensation''
was spoiled. Troy Times.
Joseph Nathamon, the emigrant,
agent and interpreter of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, recently found on a
west-bound emigrant train a young
girl who had been robbed ot hor money
y s fellow-pas.-enger. Telling her he
would find her money, Nathanwn bor
rowed s carrier pigeon, olosed' tho car
windows so that the bird could sot es
cape and addressed the passengers,
telling them that the bird would slight
on thu head of the one who had com
mit tod the theft. He released the bird
just as the train entered the Sprues
crock tunnel, and on striking s match
found s suspected woman crouching
between two seats and waving her
hands abovo her head to keep tho bird
sway. She gave up the mouty.Pktl
Knew What Shs Wss Dsing.
"Clara, I don't think much t that"
young Blobkins who keeps coming
here." said so old gentleman to bis
"Don't you.' paf"
"No I don't. Why he smokes cigar
ettes, aad drinks soda water."
"Yes, I know it, papa." (f-
"Andho woarsoollarsthat corns sp
to his ears, and carries a number 17
case, and spends his evenings st a
"Yes, ao I understand. Br the way
I have promised Mr. Hlebkins that I
wosld marry him this fall."
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