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THE HICKMAN COURIER.
PaklUked Erery Friday by
limi Mil ii M oti iisti
QKOROl WARREN. , K.IIlor.
IAA. C. VTEARN, i Assistant Kdltoi.
Trice of SubxcHpUou, $1.00
Carmikh pigeons are In regular scrv
lee between Catallna Island and
I.oa Angeles, a Jllffht of about fifty
A (IrnMA.f linn Intcnted a chemical
lorch which Ignites when wet It It
klo bo used on lifo buoys When one
Is thrown to a man overtanrd at night
ho can thus sco the light and llnJ th
A Tiiiii.t.Kt railroad running for fifty
miles along country highways, and
fuiincctlMiralx Indiana towns with
is soon to he built. It will he the
longest trolley road In Indiana, and
one of the longest In tho country.
a .nrxicAVlaw Just enacted mokes
train and Mage robbing a capital of.
.fense. In accordance with thUlaw,
four men recently captured after they
had "held up" a paymaster In Sonora,
were taken to the scene of their crltim
discovery of unod pulp . a !.
stltnte for rag In tho manufacture of
pape' will. It. would seem, toon haro
to bo followed up bj.tke.dlwuTerj'i.f a.
w. il frtatl lllllrl itaAWTBHVMKWt titiK dbi a
vr ' -p-i!
mat bw.vMsBWJ reel of snrucn
llors living In and about .San Diego,
fCal., ate making money catching
liorned tonds for tho Hawaiian
nient, whlcli Is Importing Ihein In do-
'stroy a Japanese bug which Is ruining
many cni In the Islands. The
rrnment wants .1,ti loads, and Is
.. mo nij ji n nnxen tor them.
Ilirxi kx'h faco was thin and his
so dark as to bo aluut
swarthy. Uien ho shaved off his
imMarlie and the skill wasipilto
blue-black. Ills hair was worn long.
OnMlm platform he was a remarkably
self )i)smI mair, without a trace of
PflAMCRlsglngto bnlld at mice two
largo cruisers of great ower anil
pCl, rapablo of competing with Iho
HritUli Terrible and our Columbia, and
f overtaking the fast Atlantic liner.
l"heyiwlll have a maximum contract
red. of knots, and must
,,lfa" 7? ''O'Jt t twelve knots au
Pixci: Uie earthquake In rioreneo
hardly a street In tho ancient
tow n that does not contain one or moro
shrines holding llguresof Iho
Madonna and saluu. In ... i..i.
'tliVrrnm as many as four or flv of
tjirte shrines, with garlands of evergreens
and ftowtr around them and
rows of burning candtes before tho
Tilt effect of tho Chicago drains
- -,.- i.u.u Lilt nn.fr .11-.
n.r tn .. Jflr"t: ',T7
of the work assures the
rrlnrr of war that tho reduction nf the
lake le'ct when tho canal Is taking Its
insium in iu,uw cumc feci oi water
arcond will never, reach ilx Inches,
ud that tho avcmire. reduction
throughout tho year will not exceod
thrre and one-half Inches.
Mm. HfTTr nitKKv, who is not a new
woman, but the richest old woman In
s.Jtojerjuntry, refused to pay ten cent
for it slice of railroad lunch-counter
pie at Krrcport, 111., the other day,
ili said that the pries was exorbitant,
lud tho meek pieman, In the confusion
of the moment, cut It to fit cents, under
Die Impression that It was wrong
toroba paopor. Now ht 1 robbing
eery body lo for roveng.
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(V Tiir coniumption of tobacco In III
various forms shows a steady increase.
Ijt month, according to government
reports, there were manufactured It,
this country JflJ,?:,W cigars.
clgareites, :,Q7,(43 pounds of lobs
ceo and more than a million pounds
of snuff. This was an Increase over
the production during tho samo period
Instjcarof nearly two million cigars,
djiilf n million clgarcttns and one and a
li'alf million pounds of tolmcro.
lir.KTI i: which feeds on the Isrraa
of the jxilsto bug ha been discovered
"ln 'Japan by Prof. Koebele, of the Call
Jornlu. 'Horticultural commission, wtic
"recently ' discovered the Australian
ladybird, which Is fast clrnrlng California
orchard of scale pests. Hu hai
' hot Wmimnnlcatud any details ooiirrru.
ing tho new discovery, but saja he
tho beetle will exterminate tin
potato bug, which ha cost American
furmera so many million of dollar.
. i ,
P. U Coottlis, ex-minister to Japan,
say that, a to opportunttle now In
Japan for the average American, they
nro not good, a tho Japanete nr
themselves hack of overy now enter
prise, like the Introduction of electric
ity, and others meant to develop tha
empire. "The Japanese have the money,
too, to push these things," said Mr.
Coomb. "They do not have to borrow
It. Their oxjHirts last year exceeded
the Imports by $2n,ooo,ooi, and
sums like this In a smalt country,
among economical people, count u good
, A IUll.no At) map, which Is said to 1J
tho largest In the world, was put In
place n few days ago In the great mnlu
uniting room of tho now pnssonger depot
of tho Pennsylvania railroad at
llroad and' Market streets, Philadelphia.
The map measure 1I2IC feet
lpng, by IS feci It I painted
beautifully upon canvas which li
6tretched along the upper half of tho
aldo walls of tho waiting room, and tho
'work-la done so neatly a to make it
appear that tha painting Is iijhhi the
wall Itself. . Tho lower portion of tin
wall space-Is to be finished with handsome
Tjik post ofllce In India not only col
kcts atld dcllvora letters parcels and
uthor articles, but acts to certain ex
lefal tl a bankor to tha (antral publlo,
folia qulnltl and atlt, pay military
political and Mlltotttha
th fortramtttfrom ltnd
and othtr sourcti. Hut to tha ftrllU
brain of ont ot tht oldtit offlr la
tha department U dtt tha lattst dtvab
opment In the work of tha post ofllca.
Iha Punjab post ofHea hat coma for
rrard as an slsatr ntary Vsiehri It nol
only collects and dtlWart thtm,
but tea -li boys how to writ sham
and me cover.
An Kitrannllnarr lluilneu Doing- for Jaly
In ftprlnf 1'urchue the Cant
New Yoiik, July 13.--R. 0. Dun A
Co., In their weekly review of trade,
A business flood so strong and rapid
that the conservatives fear It may do
harm, is out of.scBMm In July. Hut
tho season thin j car lap over and
crowd each other. May frost
and frights It Is now t.
dent, kept back much business
that would naturally havo been
tlnlshrri before fflldtumrnitr. nnd !.
delayed culmination of one season pets
In the way of effort to beirln
on time. Hut the volume of bulness
uuwevrr, u may ie measured, l re.
murkably largo for the month. The
week hns been noted for ft sensational
full In wheat of Ho In two day, followed
by recovery of fire cent.
Tho sudden drop In prices was the
result of speculative rather than commercial
Influence, though exports not
half as large at last year; A,0D7,Al3
bushels, floor Included, from Atlsnflr.
the largest ever irrown if weather f.v
v.rs, but tho price I only c lower
than n week aga Cotton has not
ehniuf I, though speculation stilt turns
whplly on prospects, regardless of
mormons stocks carried over. In Ku-
roc the manufacture lags, but hero It
fpeculatlon In slocks has weakened
Inspltoof better crop projecU, caring
more for current prices of sugar,
gn and whisky, than for railroad earnings
and tonnage, Kallroad atocka of
tho bettor class have been fairly steady
but those liable to assessment nro
The weekly out nut of nli Iron was
171,1111 tons, having rien n.!7D tons In
'line, and other furnace have gone
Into operation since July . The rapid
r!o lr prices has brought Into operation
nianr additionnl unrk nn.l n,..
Is still a rush to buy before prices ad
vancc further. Influential manufacturers
arc sending out warnings that
the rise may easily do mischief, and
prices have in fact advanced nearly!
irccnu in two weeks, put are still I)
per cent, lower than In I81C. The
demand fur structural forms Is
enormous. pig has advanced
to8H h) at Pittsburgh, and wire nailr
to t.i both higher than in October,
IrW, f.rey I orgo to ltl.2.1, structural
beams to I io. and angles to I Sic.
Copper Is stlffer at Il7cMid, and lead
aiJ.aic.uul tin Is slightly lower at Ik
Wool It still advancing with enormous
sains 12,714,000 pound for the
week, and In two weeks of Julr,
pounds against ll,on,lN j (nc
mo weeks ot n'JT. A tbe sale arc
about four times the-weekly consumption,
It I obvious that the market li
essentially speculative, but the rise
abroad has set the country ablaro
so that western holders are anking
even hltiher price than heretofore.
f ftomestlo wool l.cltx thm
in ttie aomestlo din.
opening prices for many llghl
weight goods shows great Irregularity,
perhaps a majority being on a par
with last year, but soma lower and
Cotton goods contlnfe active and
strong, with comparatively little diffi
culty as to labor. Tht northern mills
have taken little over 100,000 bales In
thn vat three months since cotton
was belrtw seven cents, but with cotton
, bought cheap for Ave months
ahead, thoy are able to do good business
Foreign trade It not quite encouraging,
exports for July showing a largo
Coal Operator Combine.
IlinMltoiiAM, Ala , July IS. The coal
operator of the Uirmlngham district,
who control seven eighths of the out-
pnt south of Itichmond, have completed
the formation of a combination for
the regulation of prices and the maintenance
of a uniform system of securing
contracts Tho Tennesee Coal
and Iron, and Moss Iron and Steel Cos,
and all the other big operators arc In
tho combine, and Thursday night
agents wero sent to Atlanta to meet
Tennessee and Kentucky operators and
get them Into the pool.
IV 1 1 IVoin n ilninmook,
Ourrxrint i, IiuL, July 11 Dousrlas
ltcckner, of this place, while at Arlington,
and lying In a hammock, was Injured
by n fall, the rope giving away,
lie wclhs 217 poumls In the fall his
entire weight was thrown iton his
nock and head, and the tendons were
either ruptured or badly strained. Ho
cati not turn nr raise hi head without
using his hands and hit recovery
threatens to bo very slow.
The Prairie I'lres In Michigan
Travkusk Citt, Mich., July IS.
Kin roe and damaging (Iresoro still raging
near Thomnsonvltle, Frankfort
and around Wallin. South of Frankfort
farm buildings and valuable
is Itelng destroyed. Around
City forests art) ablaro, but there
has been no serious damage to property
except tostanding limber. Near Solon
nml (Vilar every at nilable man Is out
fighting the flames to prevent communicating
with farms, buildings and
Chicago, July IT Tho special irrand
Jury impaneled Thursday to Investigate
nllcgcd charges of boodllng In the
city cnucil, late Friday afternoon re
turned two Indictments against
Flnkler Bnd two against Alder
man Martin. The indictments chargo
tho soliciting of bribes Tho jury then
adjourned until Saturday morning.
New Hteamshlp I.lnr.
Nr.w Oiii.kanb, July 13. The Tan.
nma Railroad Co. will establish n
steamship line between here and Colon,
to begin operations August L
Yokohama, July 13. beven hundred
Chinese attacked llsldchu, Island of
Formosa, on July 10. Two hundred of
them wart killed and many were captured.
On tht Japanttt tide tha lo.ii
na tlavtn rum.
Took Poison fur Canity,
HoI.tojs Ind.t July U. The young
Mt son of Dr. Cass had a very narrn
ticape from death. Thinking mor.
phinc capsules were candy, he swal
lowad two before ha realised his mis.
it prrucceMr. The nvinl early
morning prayer meetings were held
from 6:30 to 7-1.1 a. m. In varlom
churches, and were 91 In number. omi
prominent visiting divine presiding at
each. As tiMial they wcro crowded.
Mechanics hall contained a great
throng at 0.30 when tho forenoon
oiencd. Kcv. II. K fchnpe, of
Oayton, Ohio, one of tho Christian Endeavor
trustees, presided, and tleorgt
C (itebblns led the usual twenty min
utes prnisc service.
4WftM'iyjf,,,wf artVpHr''L?AH'iw.iiwii m iw.
.,,.. .,"'; uv jcr, nan tneir encct,
i wru as
Jog, will b needed to fill the Tmt b."h.i. "" 'V' ,7
Wnnt.ofth.mllUthUyear. 3.I.VJ,lH8Jatyear, ' K. cJPred
Tim United Ntate voting prr,lnct
w Ith tho highest altitude U that of tho
orth Ur, located near the celebrated
.North Mar mine of King Solomon
mountain In han Juan county, CoL
The stoun at the office dnop of tho
Htuual polling place U exnetly IS.J0J
mi aoorc uie icrel or lite ca.
iiratinnnenormoucropof corn, much
Of tho Gret Christian F.rdeavorsr
Ker. II. F. Mite, of Dnyton, O, frrilitrd
at Kurri nop !
tlmSjrnru. tn! i fur licit Work la
Promoting I lirlntlan t Itlienthlp.
IIoktov, July 1ft. 'I ho third foil day
of the groat Christian Kndearorer
International cltlzunshln dav.
ojiencd with tho miiiio fair skynud
iiool atmosphere which characterised
presentation of a bannerfo tho union
representing tho best work In tiromot
Ing Christian cltlicnshln. Itev. CL M.
Houlhgate. of Worcester, Mass.. made
a happy 'speech of 'prcsentnllon and
iiniiiifii too nag to tiio representative
oi tno yrnclle, .N V.unlon, who a
happily responded. Congressman
Mnrtt, of Massachusetts, then delivered
one of his stirring uddrvsses.
After singing. Hon. Xeal Dow, of
i'ortland, Me., the veteran prohibition
advocate, was Introduced to the audi
ence, anil was greeted wlthapplaure
ami waving oi linnners.
The address of the motnlng wa then
delivered by lllshop Alexander Wal
ters, I). I)., of Jersey City.
At 12:1ft p. ni. Itev. .1. Wilbur Chapman,
1). I)., of Albany, addressed a
large gathering In Faunicl hall.
Tent Wllllston, on lioston Common,
was also packed at tho opening of the
morning session. President Clark nro
sided and tleorgo J. Nnncrby, of
led tho twenty minutes nrulse
Ttlcc. Mc speeches called "Voice
from North America" were delivered
by Itev. I). C McDonald, of (irafton,
N. D. "A Voice from tho North;'
IVof. . A. Taylor, Illrrolnghain, Ala ,
"A Voice from the South;" llcv. J. A.
Allison, II. D, of Seattle, Wnsh., "A
Voice from the West;" Miss Chirlotte
Ihorndyko, llelfast. Me, "A Voice
from the Kast;"and Itev. Mungo Krai.
er, of Hamilton, Ont, "A Voice from
AH wero full of encouragement be-
caue of results accomplished and en
thtislism In view of results expected.
i In this tent Itev. a U Morrill. I). D.,
oi iH'iiver presented tlio banner to the
local union, representing tho best
work In promoting Christian citizenship.
After Singing lllshop 11 W. Arnold,
D. II., of Wilberforce, O., delivered the
principal address on "The Itesponslblr
Kirs and Possibilities of an American
'The meeting then dissolved and the
udlence Joined tho great crowd at the
open atr meeting around tho subtler'
present In tent Kndearr lion Trustee
Ucv J, M. of lioston. opened
the forenoon meeting, and Percy S.
Foster, of Washington, IX C, began
tho preliminary prayer service.
"The voice from North America" was
also the feature of the occasion.
Itev. Wm. O. Clarke, D.D., of
then conducted a very Interesting
open parliament on the topic, "What
aro you doing for Christian
this was followed by a
of the presentation of n bflnnet
to the local union representing the best
work In promoting Christian
the presentation speech being
made by Rev, Edward Young, of New
ark, r. j.
Girl Cousins Drowned.
a, July IS. Two girli
named Flora Oedeon and Marr To-
masch, who accompanied an excursion
from this city to Chippewa lake, were
drowned Sunday by the capsizing of a
rowboat. The girls went out rowing
with Adolph Schwortt When they
were quite n distance from shore they
tried to exchange places with each
other, and tho skiff was overturned.
rcnwanx ciung to me boat ana was
rescued, whllo his companions sank at
once. Their liodles wero not recovered.
The girl were cousins
It'tlrn by n Snapping Turtle.
I.tons, Ivy., July 15. Hdlth, a
year-old daughter of Henry Servens,
living nt Marengo, of this
village, Is lying In n critical condition
from nervous prostration from spasms
courrlng hourly, nnd her right arm Is
swollen up to twica Its normal sire, all
on nccount of a bite from a snapping
tprtle whlcli she was teasing.
Ill-; Kentucky Campaign.
Louisvillb, Ky., July IS. Tho democratic
state central committee, after
an all-night session, decided to say
nothing ono tvay or another about
what the spoakers should talk about
during the campaign. Thoy then pro
ceeded to turn upside down tho I..ouis
villo city executive committee, putting
new men in place of tho old ones
KmbrMler Hughe.' Case,
O., July Is-Judg Rlekl
htard argumtnts on a damurrer to tha
Indictment against Charles M. Ilughtt
for embesiltment from tha First Na-
take. Hard work with the atomaelj Honal bsnk
oump and an antidote saved hit Ufa. Mrved
Dint In a Well.
Ulllilciisviu.r.O, July 15. Alexander
Robinson, born In Ireland
years ago, died of exhaustion from Am
damp at tho bottom ot nu
A $I,7JH Yearling
Lkxinotoh, Ky., July 15. Charles II.
Smith, the Chicago turfman, Friday
purchased of I P. Tarlton, Pay wood
Stud, tho yearling buy colt (brother to
Marslan) by lllne Kjes out of Missive
(the dam ot Roily n nnd Roselnnd). The
price paid wns .51,750. Tho colt will be
shipped with tho balance of Smith's
yearling to Suratoga on Monday,
Krnsatlonal Paper Seised.
MU!ciic, Ind., July IS. The police of
this city have seized papers from outside
cities wlilch tnnko a feature of
Stock Ilnrn llurneil.
Kanawaka, lud., July Is. Hen.
drickson llros.' stock barm, together
with a large amount ot feed and the
nottd trotting stallion Newsboy, war
burntd. Tltobo, alto a famous trotUr,
was badly lnjurad. Lost 115,000,
ot fiima. Decision
TUB OLDEST NEW8PAPWIN WESTERN KENTUCKY.
HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTJKY., FRIDAY, JULY
Tli Clbnls, Jlnrns to tha Water's T.dg
I.tnltliin, ?i. T.
Lawisiox, N. V., July HX Shor
ooiore I o clock Monday rooming I
handsomo steamer Cibola, of the NI
arn river line, which nliea betwi
here and Toronto, was discovered
bo on flro nt her dock. Tho flam
spread with greot rapidity and
enveloped tho steamer and
to the dock. -
steamer broke away from her m
Ing and floated down the rl
a mass of flame. .Nbo burned to t
water's edge, and her hull lies on
sand bar between hero und tho mou'
of tho rive. Tho flro on the d
spread to the Ainorlcnn hotel and for
tlmo threatened tho New York (Jentn
depot. The dock and hotel were
most totally dostroyed and tha de
badly scorched. When tho flai
were discovered on tho Cibola,
crow and a few passcn
wero aboard nnd asleep. They
quickly aroused, nnd all succeed
escaping with tho exception of
oTrroTtvoTi 11 mNlng.
to have been in the engine room at tbe
time the tiro started, but IiJs not been
seen since, nnd It was supposed ho wai
ourneu to death.
Tho total loss will probably reach
Second Eglnccr Woodford had a nar
row escape. When heawokohewa
surrounded by flames, and before he
could reach the deck ho was badly
burned. Ho throw himself Into tht
water and was rescued by those on the
QurrRSTow.N. Out.. July in. The
liody of a man supposed to be the third
engineer of tho burned steamer Cibo
la, was found In tno river hero Monday
morning, witn legs anil Head gone.
Cau.es a Trclj t Memphis Trnn
rromlnrnt I'lifalrlsn Klllrd.
.MKUfitt, Tcnn , July 14 At 0:15
Monday oveninc Jacob Holhsehlld was
shot nnd Instantly killed by Dr John
IX White, n leading local physician.
Tho tragedy occurred on tho most
prominent section of Main street, on
the sidewalk In front of D. II. llaldwln'j
music store, in which tho deceased
was the chiof salesman. White evi
dently gave mortal offense, for his
companion, usually a mild-mannered
and peaceable man, struck at him with
a small pocket knife. In an Instant
tho doctor, holding a pistol close to his
side, flrtd two shots, with the effect as
Tho tragedy was caused by a well-connected
nnd widely-known young
woman aitd tho result of insane jealousy
on the doctor's pnrt, though he It
n mau of .family. His victim la alio a
married man, but his itifo and two
children lire in Dallas, Tex.
A rulltlrlsn anil a Young Farmer 8ttl
Tlirtr "trouble Wltli Hlflm.
Elktos, Ky., July 10. S. H. Dnvall,
a constable, and ex-candidate for sheriff,
and Louta llutler. a vount? farmer
both of this county, mot by itrnV4
lojMrtUo an jctdfaiBHjr
ana jioiicr with a shotgun
They met In n secluded part of the
woods In tho north end of tho county,
and Duvnll managed to flro first, tho
ball striking llutler In the face under
the right eye, and lodging in tho base
of hit brain.
lie can not possibly live. Duvall
was arretted Sunday night and broueht
to this place, and Is now under guard.
liutier has several brothers, and 'as
both families are of fighting stock, tho
nair nas not yet ended.
A Woman' Long Hide.
IaoiASAi'ot ts, Ind., July 18. MUs
Jettle Itoblntun, r handsome' young
lady of 20, who resides at 88 John
street, this city, hat completed arrangements
to make a ' bicycle run
from Chicago to the City of Mexico, a
distance of 3,000 miles Mlsa Robinson
will leave Chicago August 10 clad in
neat gray bloomers and expects to arrive
In Mexico September 7.
Disastrous Storm nt JeOersonTlltc.
Jk rr eusoxvillb, Ind., July 18. A
disastrous storm awept over thia city
early Monday morning. The German
Catholic church, courthouse and sev
ernl residences were struck b light
ning and mucli damage done. Thrre
men were struck by Jlghtnlng, but
none fatally hurL Reports from tho
Interior of tho state show that much
damago has been done by the storm.
Will .Not Grnitt thn Advance.
IIicj.i.aiiik, O., July 10. At the meeting
Monday of tho coal operator In
tho Ohio county, West Virginia coal
district thoy decided not to grant tho
aarnnco or nino cents on a ton asked
by tho miners. Tho liien want sixty
cents and will quit work Tuesday
morning if not granted. Fu3y ,ooo
men will be thrown out of employ
mem it tno sirine is not aeitici
Novell In Turnpikes.
Siielbtvh.lr, Ind., July 1
board of commissioners ot this
purchased the last gravcWoad
in inn county. Miioro ara n
miles of turnpike In the co
lYckhnm Dermis ritcpnlfick.
At.r.XAMiiiiA, Va., July In - Hito
Pcckham. of thia city, defobtetl mils'
Fitzpatrick, of SL LonU, in a fifteen.
round glovo contest Monday i,ight for
the goto receipts and a puno.
Steel Works Mart Up
WAsiiiNorox, July 10. A dispatch
from Cumberland, Mil., says that tbo
Cumberland bteol Shafting works lisvo
disposed of their bonds and received
sufllcicnt funds with wlilch to be-In
operations Monday morning. This is
one of the largest plants of this kind
in tho United States and will gle em
ployment to a largo number of men
' ' m i
Orantett an Inoroaso of Witges.
HorxiuAvsnuno. Pa.. July 15. The
puddlera employed nt tho Unlonsvill"
rolling mill wore Monday granted sn
increase of 25 cents a ton.
Woodruff Get Another Trial.
Lrrrt.R Rock, Ark., July In. The supreme
court "Monday noon handed
down a decision revtrslng the conviction
ot Ex-State Treasurer Woodruff,
and ramtndtd tha cast for another
trial. It It gentrally btllavtd tnit
this will tnd tha proitcutton In tbe
oast of tht famous ex-slate treasurer.
- i, I, i
ixtUA!VAi'ous Ind., July 18, Ooy
Matthew Monday pardoned Fred!
Kruger, of thla county, convicted In
U9 of arton and sentenced to flri'l
VS:Pl pwffl ti "Mm ifeTto4i
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IT 18 VALID.
Attorney General of Texat Qlvea
Opinion on Prize Fighting.
With the other provision of writtcr
law, that it can not be understood.
In rebuttal tho attorney ceneml
holds tho intention frequently controls
tho express language lc
the construction of statutes and
following this doctrlno laid down by
tho higher court the courts are nt liberty
to eliminate that word felony,
If auch elimination were necessary tc
give effects to the legislative Intents
It must bo plain that the court believ
ed that the intention of the legislature
was to prohibit prlzo fighting. If the
court further believed that tho fact
that tho legislature afllxed tho punish
ment of a misdemeanor to the oflens
of prlro flghtlngnndthat the word felony
was Inserted by mistake, it was at
perfect liberty to disregard that word
in tho construction of the statute. Ho
agrees that tho court of criminal
has held tho law to bo valid and
ho docs likewise. Ho Instructs the
sheriff of Dallas county that It is not
his duty to question the legality of any
law, but that ho must carry out Its provisions
to tho letter until said law it
sot asldo by the courts. The opinion
i very liable to ralso a stir among the
nana people who are Ionirintr for th
A Dol rtttwfwn a Yonnff Man and
llrllUh Meamihlp Foundered.
ths Opinion U Handed Down at thn la
tanrrornCountr Attorney In Vl.w of
the Approsrlilnx Flfht
lurbeti and Fltttlmtnons.
ADAH'S Tev.. Jiilv is AM,.,.,.,.
llaH n AM I S.. . f S -
imnonimuay gavo to tho pub
Ije lila opinion on tho law of 1891
Which prohibits prlzo fighting In Tex
M. The opinion Is handed down at tht
Instance of tho county attorney of Dil
las county. In view of th
: fight there In November between Cor
belt and Fltxslmmons. The
general holds that tho law of 1891 prohibiting
prlxe fighting is valid and oper
stive. This opinion Is
to that of many lawyera who contend
that the law Is invalid becauso'it denounces
tho offenso at a felony anc
affixes thereto the nuntsbment nf .
Wed cither by Itself or in connectlot
Nr.w York, July 15. A Recorder
special from Amory, Miss., says: Denton
Odell, a prominent young merchant
of Chnlahama, Miss., and Miss
Grace Jeffries tho society belle of the
town, were married Just a week ago.
Since then Odell and his bride have
been making their homo with Mrs
Jeffries, tho bride'a mother.
Thursday Sirs Jeffries loft for"an
extended visit to relatives in an ad-joining
county. Hefore going she
called in her son-in-law and daughter,
and allowing them a little tin trunk
wherein she kept her land deed and
other valuables the cautioned them not
to let It be removed from tho house.
tered mc house and secured possession
of tho trunk. He had carried it ont
when he was met by his sister,
Mrs Odell, who remonstrated with
him A quarrel followed. Odell
then oppcarcd on tho scene
and his young wife appealed to him.
As he laid hands on the trunk, young
Jeffries drew a revolver and shot him
After Odell had fallen and as he lay
on me ground, no pulled his pistol and
6red six shots into Jeffries' body. Odell
lived a few minute while Jeffries survived
The young bride witnessed the deadly
th Ohio SUU University, DUd at the
An of 80 Tears.
CoLUiinrs O., July 15. Norton S.
Townsend, professor of agriculture in
the State university, died early Sunday
morning aged nearly 80 yars. He
nas born In Northamptonshire, England,
in December, 1815. In the anti-
helium days he was an active and Important
factor in Ohio politics He was
a member of the general assembly in
ISIS, and with two other free soil
whigs, joined with the democratic minority,
and sent Salmon P. Chaso to
the United .States sonste. Ho was regarded
as tho father of the State uni
versity, having held a profc"orshlp in
that institution ever since It was established
Dysentery was the cause of
death, and he was sick only about a
week. Pour children survive him, one
on and three daughters
July 15. Word reached
hero early Sunday morning that the
steamship Mexico, owned by the Edlcr
Dempster Co., of London, Eng., foundered
in tho straits of Relle Isle, and is
a total w reck. The Mexico was valued
nt S35.O00. and carried a lari'e nf
iThe I cattlo nnd merchandise. Including tho
tinty first cold storage consignment of but-
4 1 ter from Montreal. The crew wul
Voluntarily Increased tho VTaf vs.
Dktiioit, Mich., July 15. The Michigan
Malleable Iron works, which
between 300 and -100 men, nearly
all of whvm are skilled workmen,
will voluntarily increase the wages of
ita employes ten per cent, beginning
' Tha Drought Ilroksn.
St. Paci, Minn., July 15. Reports
from half u dozen counties of Western
Minnesota nnd na many more South
Dakota border counties aro to the effect
'that there I a protracted drought
in that section, and that the wheat is
damaged at least 33 per cent.
vnanes rc. puisbury, the big miller,
aid Sunday two weeks ago he placed
tha wheat yield of Minnesota and tho
Dakota at 140.000.000 bushels Ho
now wonld not bo surprised if tho
yield were not more than 115,000,000
bushels the same as last year. Central'
and southern Minnesota was visited
by a heavy rain Sunday afternoon.
A Seal Hied.
Tcrrr Haute, Ind., July 15. The
Indiana miners and operators hasc,
sfter a threo days' session, practically
agreed on a seals for an indefinite period,
aubject to a higher or lower rata
a established by competitive fields.
Tha price for mining- It to bt 81
ceBti, a reduction ot 0 cent. Day laborer
aro to receive 11. 85. a raduntlon
of 1 cent per day, and the operator
are to laka baek mlntrt sought to be
excluded a offensive In former wags
troubles. The extcutivt committees
ot each orranliation may call a
I ir.ee In l-
finding ill tlm llmtlm nf t,r Two Plot id
(lilldrrn In n Irllar In Toronto Thn
Pnthrr Mtirilrrfd In I'MUilrlpM.
'Toio.nto, Ont, July 10. The bodlcn
of Alice nnd Xettlo Plotrel, tho missing
daughters of Ilcnjamln 1', Pletzcl,
were found by Dctcctlvo Cruddy, of
Toronto, and Detective O. K. Goyo, of
Phlladclphio, Monday afternoon,
In tho cellar of houso Xo. 10 hL
Vincent itrecL II. Holmes, now under
arrest at Philadelphia, is believed to
have deliberately murdered the girln
after ho had first murdered their father
In Philadelphia. Inquiries by the police
led to tho knowledge that Holmes
and tho children lived at tho houso In
question, nnd search was in ado by the
Thoy were both nudo nnd laid there
sinco Inst October. '
The bodies of the little ones were
buried threo feet from the surface and
wero in a fair state, of preservation.
Holmes, the alleged murderer of the
girls is held in Philadelphia on a
ot conspiracy, and is nice .leaml
VOL. XXX. NO. 3G.
the case must bo tried within its boun
daries, but as Holmes has pleaded
guilty to ono charge Jn the United
States, ho may insist ou being sentenced
Holmes, alias Harmon Mudgott, alias
II. II. Howiinl, was born la Xmv Ha
ven, Conn., nnd attended a medical
school nt Ilurlinpton. VL, and later at
Ann Arbor, Mich. He was married at
the latter place. He and a friend swindled
an insurnnre company In Chicago
out of 5J3,oOO soon after graduating.
They mado another haul of 10,000 In a
Holmes went into tho drug business
and speculated. Ills wife went homo
nnd ho married nnothcr woman, with
whom be went to California. Returning
In about a year he went to housekeeping
with tho woman typewriter of
tho comptny, whoso acquaitanco ho
had formed. He tried to cheat a flro
Insurance company out of tW.OQO UUl
failed, nnd learning that his typewriter
and herslster had inherited
00(1 laid a schema to get tho money. The
sister came, to live with them and disappeared,
whllo ho and Minnie, the
t.t pew ritcr girl, took up their nbode at
tho Plaza hotel, Chicago.
Holmes next appeared In Terro
Haute, Ind., where ho balled Pietzel
out of jail, l'rom there he went to
Franklin, Ind., where ho married Miss
Yoke, and they spent their honeymoon
In Dcntcr, where Holmes madeS27,OO0
At Philadelphia later ou ho and
plajcd the last card. Pictzel was
Insured in tho Philadelphia Mutual for
310,000. On Septembers he was found
dead In the house nt 1310 Caljowhlll
street, which ho had rented un'dcr tho
name of IL l Perry. Ills body was
badly burned and tho faco was almost
unrecognizable. Holmes, Pletzel'a wife
and children identified the body as
Pietzel's and S7,&00 of the insurance
money was paid over.
Then Train Robber Hedgcspath gave
tho w hole case away to Chief of Police
Harrison because L&wver llnwa. whrtm
no nan troiicn into tne conspiracy, had I -53
v BBiawjMr VTieyeoyBSweei yrwara!l',''',tl " ""
formes wssrlNa tujoniDMVnur. imm
'ton and Itoston. and In the latter I
city was arrested, tho loy being I
traced to Indianapolis and the two I
girls to Toronto.
Holmes ntvaits sentence in Philadelphia
for insurance fraud, and the police
expect to fix several murders on
He Wss Areuted of Seven Attenpta at an
WtxctiEtTEif, Ky., July 18. 3:10 a.m.
A mob hanged n Negro named Rob
Hazzard at 13:45 Tuesday morning. He
waa in jail charged with criminal assault,
and wai arrested at Lexington
late Monday afternoon. The mob as
sembled early in the evening and threat
ened the prisoner with violence, but it
was tnougnt they had all cone home
The sheriff and his deputies had left
tne jail with only two men In charge.
Tho mob then broke down the tall, and
although the Negro begged plteously
tor ins life no was hanged to the railroad
Ills body is still hanging. It It said
ho wns guilty of seven different criminal
lo lie Hunted In October
Foiit Smith, Ark., July 1C. Mrs
Mary A. Kettcrings was sentenced to
death In the Unitrd States district
court for murdering her husband in
order to collect insurance. G. W.
1'rnzlcr and Richard Calhoun, accomplices
in tho crime, were also sentenced
to death. They will bo hanged October
1. Mrs. Kettcrlngs bore the optical
with astonishing composure.
Chicago Aldermen Fnrnlih. Ilonds.
Chicago, July 18. Aldermen Flnkler
and Martin Monday furnlshod bonds
in S5.000 and 57,500 respectively for
their appearance to answer the charge
of offering to tako bribes, for which
they were indicted by tho special grand
jury last week. It is said that the indicted
Aldermen can not bo sent to
prison, as their alleged offense is a
misdemeanor and not a felony.
Acquitted of Murder.
Aaiir.viii.E, N. C., July 18. Raxtor
Shcmwcll, on trial nt Lexington, N.
C, for tho murder of Dr. Payne, has
been acquitted. The jury returned a
verdict of not guilt Monday
Attempted Wife Murder and Suicide.
Chicago, July 10. At 9 o'clock Monday
morning Putcr Hazer attacked his
wife with n knife, indicting wounds on
her head nnd shoulder. Ho then cut
his own throat and died almost
Mrs Hazcr's wounds are ot a
serious nature, llazcr was until re
cently tho senior partner of Hazer .t
Graham, a planing mill firm, and was
wealthy. Mr. anil .Mrs Razor had not
been living happily together for some
time, nnd tho discovery that the wife
meant to apply for a divorce In court
Monday mudo the husband downcast
and despondent, and he srent the
night ylsltlng saloons
Pi.Ai.riKi.i, N. J., July 18. The
most kcrious result of the hall storm
Saturday was the death of MUs Susan
K. Van Winkle, only daughter of Mr.
and Mrs Jacob Van Winkle, Just before
the storm she and Mr. Leonard
btnlth, of New York, wtrt addressing
invitation), to tho wedding, wulth wal
to take place on Thursday afternoon,
Miss Yin Winkle, at the approach of
tne storm was scixcu witn Hysterics,
and it was with difficulty that Mr.
Smith succeeded In holding her. She
gradually trrew worse, and notwithstanding
prompt medical aid, Miss
Van Winkle riled Sunday morning.
i'maprrlr Ilrtnrnlns Through the
Among the other fncts unmistakably
how Ing the revival of business Is an
Increase In our export trade. New
York merchants within the past few
lays have been commenting upon this,
mil tho reason thoy assign for It ts a
remarkable Illustration of the solidarity
of tho commercial nations of the
It has pleased a certain school of
American politicians for tnnny years
past to represent International commerce
as analogous to war. They
hnve held out the Idea that when one
nation gains anything from trade another
necessarily loses. Thoy have
treated imports as a calamity, and exports
alone as worthy of consideration.
They have quite Ignored the fact that
international commerce is mainly an
exchange of commodities, and that if a
nation doen not buy it cannot sell. Occasionally
exceptions to thia rule may
be noted, hot It Is lniontUbly trae
to pay for them, for tho simple reason
that other nations cannot go on paying
for their imports in money, for in
a few years they would havo no money
left. Asa rule, Imports must lie paid
for by exports Hence when Imoorts
Increase exports must increase in a
Tho protection papers have been
making u grent outcry about the in
crease of our imports for the past fiscal
j car, comparing them with the panic
period that extended from July 1, 1893,
to June 30, 1891. Our Imports then
were small liecause our ability to
was limited. Much has been
raid nbout the largo Increase of imports
of woolens during the fiscal year just
closed. In the first ten months of tho
flscnl year ended on tho 30th ulL our
imports of woolens were of tho value
of nearly thirty millions of dollars
which wns in excess of those for the
corresponding months In the preceding
fiscal year. Hence tho howls to which
we have referred. Hut If wo go back
another year wo find the Imports of
woolens for tho coraespondlng period
amounted to thirty-three millions and
a half. In other words, wo are not yet
Importing so many woolens ns wo were
before the panic under tho McKluley
bill, which tends to show that the return
of prosperity Is not complete, as
we know well enough from other
We have alluded Incidentally to the
reasons assigned by New York merchants
for the Improvement of the
FINE JOB PRINTING;
WITH'IEATKESS JIHD DISPATCH. '
call and srcic us.
DEFHJIT OF REPUBLICANS.
1 lie Conn rr Crippled C If r tho (Wrlson
When Tanner said "Clod help tha
surplus," he fnstoncd by confession on
tho republlcTii ptrty nil tho blnmo for
tho deficit whlcli Carlisle finds nt thrt
cloc of tho fiscal year.
Treasury embarrassments entiled by
tho mortgnges of tho Reed cougrcsi
predestined tho panic of 1301 and lhi
deficit of lstn.
It was an embarrassed treasury
which engendered tho distrusts of tilt
government's ability to continue th
redemption of currency notes It wal
a McKinlcy tarlff which hampered
trade and prevented a normal Incrensi
of customs revenues. Long befort
Harrieon vacated the whlto housa
every financier In America perceived
that trouble was lmicndlng, and thai
the government must Issuo bonds oi
default in Its payments Harrison's
secretary of the treasury had the bondi
ready, and only by nharp practice wot
able to drag along until the stli oi
trade and revenue receipts prevented
tho Immediate, success of democratic
efforts to administer tho government
economically nnd honestly.
A democratic tariff is encouraging
trade. Tho government's receipts nr
increasing. Wages are ristnsr. Mine!
and factories are busy. The fanner li
getting better prices Tho merchant
Is sellingjltore goods Exports ar
more active. American securities arc
attracting purchasers. A republican
administration left flnaucl.il confusion
nnd universal gloom. Tho democratic
administration will leave confidence in
tho good faith of tho government, a
balance In tho treasury, a prospcrout
condition of business and n hopeful
If tho policy of thn Harrison "admin
istratlon and tho Fifty-first congress
had continued to this date, It would
havo increased the national dobt by
hundreds of millions, if it oould. In
deed, have avoided the dlsgraco of a
suspension of specie piyments.
o aro dealing with a republican
deficit. Under democratic, manage
ment wo shall wipe it ont and recuperate
from its effects, as we ovcrcaino
the republican panic and restored the
activity of business St. Louis Re
RETURN OF GOOD TIMES.
A Pointed HucpcrMlon for tho Utile N
poUon of Protection. ,,
Gov. McKinlcy Is not paying much
attention to tho financial question it
II ii WaltHain f nil MTan m i Ifc T mf I ,tl maMum
export trade. They ay that the higher
prloet paid by ut for many foreign commodities,
such as hides, have Increased
the purchasing power of other countries,
and thereby enable them to buy
more from us Then, too, the consequences
of the Daring failure are passing
away abroad, as those of our panic
are doing here. Tho whole world,
with tho exception of China, Japan and
Cuba, is on the up grade, aud it is
expected that our oxport trado this
year will bo very large.
These views show how silly and
baseless Is the calamity howl raised
over the increase of imports. We are
taking more goods from abroad because
with the passing of depression
our purchasing power has Increased.
In like manner the purchasing power
of most other countries has been augmented,
nnd they aro taking more of
our goods than they havo heretofore
simply becnuss thoy have now found
themselves able to pay for more. This
docs not mean less sales by domestic
producers, but Increased consumption
and more comfort for all classes Profits
may be less in many cases but this
disadvantage Is offset by Increased
The moral of this is that foreign
commerce Is a good thing for all, and
with it On the other hand, depres
sion in one country extends to others,
or at any rate has a tendenoy to reduce
their trade. The long depression In
the commercial world teems now to be
approaching an end, and all countries
will get a share ot the improvement,
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS.
Returning prosperity Is assured,
and democratic tariff policy is vindicated!
Henjamln Harrison begins to
rather wish ho had not been so hasty
In uncovering hi scarecrow record on
tho force bill. Detroit Free Press
It was very mean to say that Tom
Becd has shaved off hie mustache in
order to let the country see that he
was keeping his mouth shut lioston
The Wilson i 11 continue to
"crush out American industries" by
raising wages In a way which is simply
exasperating to the McKInleyltes
Winona (Minn.) Herald.
Gov. McKlnley has at last placed
his ear to the ground. In a speech at
Freeport, 111., tho other day, ho actually
admitted that the business of the
country has vastly Improved under a
democratic Mrolnistratlon. Detroit
Whtn wagtt wtnt down in tht
ttttl builntiu it wat nndtr tha
bill, Whtn thty go ua it It under
the Wilton bill. This may eonvlnee
tome that the tariff doe t not give avtry
worklngman a Brussels carpet and a
piano. Prof. Uarrhoa, cf Indiana,
need to have a theory of that tort. Perhaps
he will revise it now. A good
many other people are revising it at
any rate. N. Y. World.
his speeches Tht burden of hit theme
it protection and tho tariff, and he alsc
professes great sympathy for the laboring
man. He talks about work foi
Idle hands wages for men who have
families to tupport, and markets foi
our surplus products Such a mlnoi
question as tho nuturo of the money
medium may bo left to solve Jtself.
We wont prosperity moro than w
want anything else, he says. Tho gov
ernor should put hit ear to tho ground.
He would hear the rumbling of hlghei
wages nil over the country for the men
for whom he haa so much sympathy;
ho would hear the satisfaction of tli
farmer expressed nt tho higher prices
he receives for hla produce; and ths
evidence that from tho Atlantic to the
Pacific Industry und trade nro rapidly,
healthfully and legitimately reviving
would be broughtliomo to him In u manlier
most convincing. Tho contents ol
tho strong boxes of tho manufacturer,
thelnvcstor.und the, licldcr of securities
are being augmented, and from theiu
lnbor Is getting a fair proportion. 'Iho
business in Now York city is home-thing
unprecedented within tho last
three yeart, and the wagos of thousands
of worklngmen are increased
materially. The dry goods trade it
much better than a year ago, and the
that tho prosperity of one nation is demand lorstruotural iron Is greater
shared by all the others that trade than It has been In years past. There,
has been a sharp increase In tho ship-
ouuuiug industry and a belief that tha
adrnncv. f rorU fa to uontlnuo.
Pittsburgh Iron and steel works nto'lu
full blast and crowded with orders.
Coke ovens In the Connellsvlllo district
are In operation, nnd many thousand
men who have been Idlo havo found
work at fair wages. Many window
plate glass manufactories nro working
to their capacity. Revival of building
operations enables them to do
business with profit. Wool prices arc
on the Increase nnd the leather trado i
active, tho boot and shoo industry
booming. There Is a marked Improvement
in the milling business,
with good prospects for a continuance.
In short, the belief Is general that the
country is rapidly climbing up tha ladder
Tariff reform waa finally won in
spite of a fierce opposition backed bj
the greatest aggregation of capital
this country has over aeon and the
treachery of some of those who professed
to be fighting ita cause. Returning
prosperity will Intrench it
firmly In the confidence and support of
tho great mass of voters and the day
is not far distant whcn.lt will have
ceased to bo a serious Issue.
manufacturers aro already reaching
out for foreign trade and they will
doubtless be among the first to protest
against any change which will curtail
their opportunities for selling thel
good abrend. Chicago Chronicle,
-The political tky, which was so
eloudy and threatening a short tlmu
age, ta beginning to dear, and the "Jn
dicatiotia" for democracy in 1900 If wo
may look so far ahead are distinctly
favorable to It In the great twiilile'itiat
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