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The Ohio Democrat
ItKEUM & WHITE, I'ublUhor.
Iowa bus several hundred nrtoslan wells.
Detiioit Is to have a toboggan alldo this
Gbronimo Is young In years under
Shirty but old In doTlltry.
Nearly nil tho New York banks are mak
ing louns at four per cent
Tint Btcar9rs on tho Nile are driving the
crocodiles from that river.
Massachusetts boasts of having GO art
schools and 11,000 art students.
On it haul of a solne near Bridgeport, Ct,
yielded 0,000 pounds of blueflsh.
A nkjt form of Iron street paving has
been tried In Chicago on Madison street.
rinniir.u'lllA claims that one-IUth of It
population Is enrolled In Its Sunday schools.
A BAnr was seised as security for rent
in a little- Pennsylvania town the other
Shorthand has beon introduced in tho
Reading (Pa) high-schools as an optional
Fortt-two new chemical elements are
reported as discovered in tho past ten
The unvolllng of tho Status of Liberty
EnUghtonlng tho World Is fixed for Octo
The present popularity of tho chestnut
bello ought to give tho red-headed girl a
The house in which Ooneral Hancock was
born, near Lonsdale, Pa., was burned a few
The production of quicksilver in Cali
fornia has dropped to the lowest point for
A Pun.AnEi.rniA child, on seeing a negro
baby for tho first time, asked, "Is that a
spoiled child 1"
Jeiuiv Rusk, who has just been renomi
nated for Governor of Wisconsin, used t6
bo a stage driver.
It is said that watercress destroys tht.
toxic principle of tobacco without injuring
its other properties.
A Montaoue, Mich., boy fell head foro
most in a barrel containing eight inches of
water and was drowned.
In Charleston, S. C, tho econo of the re
rent earthquake, tliero live U2,330 colored
porsons and 27,603 whites.
The conscience fund in tho Treasury at
Washington is approaching the round sum
of a quarter of a million of dollars.
Ei. Coyote appears to have been th
Jesse Jumos of Mexico, and mot very much
the same fate as his Missouri prototype.
An Egyptian mummy on exhibition nt
tho Iowa State Fair was seized by a land
Ijrd in payment of tho owner's board bill.
A New "York policeman has beon robbed
cf a 1400 diamond pin. Preserving tho
I eice must be a paying business in Gotham.
TnnEE Fall River, Mass., policemen have
been suspended for blowing beans ncross
thustroet into tho Salvation Army bar
racks. The new issuo of two-dollar silver certifi
cates bears a portrait of tbo late Major
General W. S. Hancock in full dress uni
Senator Dawes says there aro to-day
800,000 Indians who, to all intents and pur
poses, aro as uncivilized as they were 250
The Czar of Russia adds an abnormal
fear of hydrophobia to nil tho dangers,
real and imaginary, which surround his
Tub Chinese notion of England Is said to
bo that of "a tribute-bcuring nation of men
without pigtails, governed by a lady with
A force of ditchers In Council Bluffs,
la., recently exhumed a well-preserved
wagon that had been buried since the old
Preachers have much to bt thankful for.
No man will be allowed to ring a chestnut
gong in a church, no matt or how old tho
sermon may bo.
It cost a fashionable lady who was so
journing at Saratoga this summer $300 for
doctor's bills for attendance on a pet dog
-which was taken sick.
Tub Boston Advertiser thinks that voices
In Boston are running too much to tenor,
and ascribes the fact to the use of the
telephone and high collars.
A single block in the vicinity of Castle
Garden, and which is about 125 by 800 feet,
pontains no less than thirty-five saloons, or
bouses where liquors can be obtained.
Sfeakino of thirteen as an unlucky num
ber, how about the original thlrteon colo
nies and the Nation that has grown from
them any thing unlucky about themi
Germany-, notwithstanding its weakness
(or wind and string instruments, which
makes that instrument a more side- issuo,
loads the world by turning out 73,000
pianos per annum.
The greatest balloon in the world has
been constructed at San Francisco by a Mr.
Van Tassel. It will hold 150,000 cubic feet
of gas, and has been made for the purpose
ef traversing the American continent from
ocean to ocean.
Sin Joun Sloan, of England, died in 1837.
In accordance with his will, twenty-two
rooms in Lincoln Inn Fields huvo been
icealed and unopened since death. They
(will be examined on November 22, as tbo
will provides. Their contents are a mys
tery. 1 The King of Portugal's marriage has
finally been settled with the Princess Hen
rietta, younger daughter of tho Comtede
VUndres. Princess Henrietta will receive
n immenso dowry. Sho is the fuvorlto of
tor fathor'who is among the richest prlncos
Txk.ino four heads of hair of equal
weight, a patient German physiologist
found the red one to contain about 00,OOC
lairs, tho black 103,000, the brown 109.000,
and tho blonde 140,000.
Indian iielles of Alaska wear a thick
coating of oil and soot on their faces when
not lu full toilet. This is said to preserve
tho complexion, which, after a thorough
scrubbing, looks as fair and smooth as a
good article of sott-Boap.
A most astonishing phenomenon of tbo
Japanose earthquake wus the splitting of
the Papundayaug Mountain. In a flash of
time it was split into Beven parts. Where
tbo lono mountain had stood loomed up
seven peaks, each some 7,000 feot high.
Eveuv street in tho City of Moxlcoisas
straight as streets can bo made, yet it is n
law that on every corner thero shall be a
directory containing names mid numbers
of business bouses on that squaro.
Miss Stanley, a Dakota girl, spent the
summer entirely alone, without even a cat
for company, on her claim four miles from
Waterbury, She bad ten acres of gralu, a
Hue garden, and a water-melon patch.
A wealthy Charleston merchant, who
availed himself of free passes offered by
the railroad to send his family away, and
who docked bis clerks for coming to work
late the morning after the earthquake, has
been boycotted by the citizens and wjll
probably bare to retlrs from bullous.
A LAKE OF LAGER.
Tho Amount of Boor Drank In
A Cntnul Rolvrs the l'rolilnm of Temper
unco in tlernmny nurt Drunkenness lu
Washington, Sept. 27. Consul Tanner,
of Chemnitz, reports to tho Becrotnry of
Htuto that tho beer production of Gormnny
in 18S5 was 1,000,000,000 gallons, enough "to
form alaka moro than ono mllo squaro and
six and a half foot doop, or it would uiako
a running stroam as large as porno of our
rlvors." He says the consumption of in
toxicants In Gormnny nor head is four
times as groat as in tbo United States, yet
thoro aro 1,000 hopoloss drunkards In tho
United States to 10 In Germany. Tlio dlf
forenco nrlsos largely, ho says, if not en
tirely, from tho manner of drinking In
vogue in tho countries. 'This sctenco of
drinking," ho writes, "consists simply In
tho tardiness of drinking. All drinks aro
taken sip by sip, a half or throo-quarters
of an hour being consumed for a glass of
boor. This is so slmplo that ono Is liable
to ridlculo for laying stress upon it, and
yot on this ono point hinges, in my opin
ion, a question of vast importauco to
Americans. By this manuor of drinking
tho blood is arousod to greater activity in
so gradual a manner that thero is no vio
lent dorungemont of tho animal economy.
By slow drinking the Gorman accomplishes
the object of drinking, and gives his nnlmnl
economy a chance to say 'hold, enough,'
which only slow drinking will do." Mr.
Tanner says that nlnco bis arrival in Ger
many ho has his "first glass of water to seo
TWO POLLBYS KILLED.
How John Got His Oun Out ami Defended
Brainerd, Minn., Bopt. 27. A cabin on
a Government claim near this city, was
yesterday tho scono of a doublo murder,
committed by tho claim owner, nnmod
John Davenport, whoso story, howover,
is all that is yot known, as ho hastened
hero and surrendered himself to tho au
thorities. He says that two men named
lUUUji IHtllUI Ullll BU11, IU111U IU JllO UtlUIII
after church yesterday to drive him from
his claim, that a fight onucd, and in it his
wlfo was struck by nno of tho Polloys.
whereupon he mounted the cabin loft, go
bis riflo, and shot both Polleys dead. Dav
enport is in jail hero awaiting tho officers
of tho adjoining county, in which tho criu.ii
w as committed.
Stamping Out Pleuro-pneumonla;
Washinoton, Sept. 27. Commissioner
Colman, of fio Government Bureau of
Agriculture, writes concerning his efforts
to stamp out pleuro-pneumonla among
cattlo : "Wo did not get through Congress
the bill wo expected to pnss on this subject,
so wo can only socond the e Harts of tho
Stato authorities, and assist in carrying
out the State laws. Under existing law ro
can only stamp out tho disease in a Stato
with the permission of tbo local authorities.
Somotimos the Governor of tho Stato will
not consont to Federal interference, so wo
can only second their efforts."
Another Shack at Charleston.
Charleston, S. C, Sept. 27 A slight
earthquake, shock was felt hero at 5:02 this
afternoon, accompanied by a loud rumbling
Bound. The wavo moved from north to
south. The shock lasted about two seconds.
Houses were shaken perceptibly and a num
ber of persons rushed into tho streets. No
damage was done beyond tho falling of
loose plastering. The sama shock was felt
at Savannah., Gn.. Summorvlllc, Orange
burg, Camden, Granitevlllo, Hopkins,
Kingville and Ten-mile Hill.
Signed the Pledge and Fell Dead.
New York, Sopt. 27. Matthew Dowd, a
woll-known citizen of Elizabeth, N. J., and
a member of tho Rod Ribbon Club, signed
tho tomperanco plodge at tho rooms of tho
Woman's Christian Tempernnco Union, ut
the corner of Third and Fulton streots ye
terdny afternoon, and Immediately dropped
dead. Dowd had been drinking rattier
heavily for some time, and went to tho
mooting of tho Union for tho special pui
poso of signing the pledge.
Smart Alecks to be Prosecuted.
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 27. Initiatory steps
have been takon looking to tho prosocu
tlou of the parties who sent bogus reports
concerning the allegrd now lUhory treaty.
Their offense is indictable and in conse
quence of tho popular indignation over the
numerous impositions practiced lately It
seems that the industry is to bo put an end
to, for a time at least.
Another Bond Call.
Washinoton, Sept 27. Tho acting Sec
retary of the Treasury this afternoon issued
the 143d call for the redemption of bunds.
This call is for $15,000,000 of the threo per
cent, loan of 18S2. payable on the first day
of November, 1830, and interest on said
bonds will cease on that day.
Detroit, Mich., Sopt. 27. Louis Crowo,
a brakeman on the Detroit, Grund Haven
and Milwaukee railroad, was knocked from
the top of a car by the Congress street
bridge. The cars passed over bis body, hor
ribly mutilating It.
Mrs. Psrsell to live in Ireland.
Liverpool, Sopt 27. Mrs. Delia Par
nell, in an interview to-day, said: "I am
not certain that I shall ever return to the
United States. In vlow of my advanced
years and the stato of my health I prefer
remaining in Ireland."
She Left the Gas Turned On.
Jersey City, N. J., Sept. 27. At Naoglis'
Hotel, Mrs. Adler, of Denver, Col., was
found unconscious in her room, this morn
ing, from tho effects of escaping gas, which
was left turned on. Sho died this evoniug.
Two Children Burned to Death.
Pittsbuiioii, Pa., Sept. 27. A lamp ex
ploded in the homo of Mrs. Flannigan, on
Pennsylvania avenue to-night, fatally
burning her daughter Sadie, aged eight
years, and her eigUteen-months'-old bubo.
Dangerous to Europe's Peace.
Constantinople, Sept. 27. Turkoy's
agents abroad report that tho poaco of Eu
rope is endangered by the present temper
of the British and Austriau Cabinets
Ono of tho most trying times in a
young lady 'slifo is when, in church, sho
feels n great, big, ovorgrown sneeze
coming on, and sho starts out on n voy
Bgo of discovery to find tho nockot of
hur dross to got her handkerchief.
Tho femiilo pookot used to bo in n got-nt-ablo
place, but now it is wheruvor
tho architect's funoy makes it. Dans
Throw n light covorlng of straw
over tho strawberry bed which has
borno this year and burn it ovor.
Thus tho weeds and insects may bo
killed and tho bed greatly bonofited.
J.oavo old wood on raspberries until
winter. Prnirie Farmer.
A novol railroad bridgo lias ro
contly beon construotod nt llaraiston,
on tho Toronto, Gray &Hruco railroad.
Tho novolty lies in constructing tho
bridge of old Iron rails, and Is Hold to
compare favorably in cost with woodon
Sick Iloadaoho; Siok hoadaoho
may geiiorally be ourod by tho admin
Jstrution of tho juleo of half a lomon In
a cup of strong, black coll'oo, without
ugar, Wetio Blade,
STRUCK ATA CROSSING.
Two Women Kitted nnd n Mnn 1'atnlly In
jured on Their Way Homo 1'ront
Providence, R. I., Hopt. 20. About
cloven o'clock this morning a shocking ac
cident occurred on tho Now York, l'rovi
douco and Iloston railroad, nt tlio village
of 1'oquonnocy, Conn, llenj. Gardener,
a farmer, his wlfo nnd tho wlfo of their
son James, whtlo on tholr rottirn from
moating In n wagon, wore
struck by n woit-bound oxpross train go
ing nt tho rata of fifty miles nn hour.
Tho horeo was killed and the wagonbrokcti
into kindling-wood. Mr. Gardener was
hurled forty foot from tho crossing, receiv
ing fatal Injuries. His wlfo was killed out
right, and Mrs. James Gardener died be
foro sho could bo removed. Tho accident
happened at n crossing just west of a cut
vort, n short dlstnnco from Moanok, nnd as
tho railroad is banked up ut that placo tho
engineer, Charlos Colburn, did not soo tho
party until within twenty yards of tho
Prehlstorlo Dlsoavery In Wisconsin.
Kaukauna, Wis., Bopt. 20. Workmen
cngngod in excavating n sower camo upon
tho ruins of a stono building at a depth of
eight feot. Tho stono first found boro
traces of flno workmanship and polish.
Furthor digging dovolopod a quantity
of ashes, about twenty-fivo bushels of
which wore removed, when another wall
was struck. Tho stones woro finely
faced, somo being blackened as if by firo
and smoko. Others must havo boen sub
subjected to great artificial heat, ns they
had crumbled into lime. Tho work was
found but a foot or two abovo bed rock,
and shows evidences of workmanship that
could havo been performed only by a
highly civilized race. It must havo boon
dono centuries ago, as a largo olm trco had
grown ovor tho ruins. Tho discovery has
led to tho advancement of mnny thcorlor
Killed While Playing at Being Dead.
Boston, Sept 20. Wllllo Lowdcn, aged
eight years, whoso parents Hvo iu tho Hotel
Baldwin, on Northampton street, died to
day in great agony from injuries inilictcd
by older boys while nt play. Willio was
playing at being dead, and an excavation
in tho sidowalk served as u
gravo. His companions lowerod
him Into this nnd placed u heavy block of
I laving grnnito upon his stomach. While
us was In this situation and unable to holp
himself they jumped upon tho block until
Willlo's body was covered with bruises.
During tho sicklies1; which followed the bov
was othorized and his stomach opened,
when it was ascertained that recovory wu
Ihlld Killed and Partly Devoured by Rats.
Hiielryvili.e, III., Sept. 2(1. Wm. Rey
nolds, a farmer living Hvo miles north of
this place, has just lost his child, six
months of age, in a most terrible manner.
Tho infant was placed In its crib in a room
occupied by Its parents. A lady In an ad
joining room beard tho child cry near
morning, but supposing tho patents woro
nwuko said nothing. In the morning Mrs.
Reynolds discovered that her babe was
dead. Rats, which aro very numerous
about tho premises, bad killed tho child
nnd literally denuded the bones of tbo
face, and otherwise terribly mutilated th'
Women Play Ball for the Church.
Braiifori), Pa., Sept. 20 Ono of tho
most novel and interesting bull games of
tho season was played at Gilmoro yesterday
afternoon botween teams of married uud
single ladles. Tho women took this method
to raise money for tho church. Six hun
dred persons iaxv tho game. Tho Indies all
wore long dresses, and gave n good exhibi
tion. Seven innings wero plnyod, tho mar
ried defeating tho singlo w onion hy n scoro
of twcnty-ilvo to seventeen. Tho UccIsIcmih
of tho lady umpire wero not boriously dis
puted. Roasted to Death on a Cook-Stove.
SiiEi.iiyviLLE, III., Sept 2(1. Mrs. An.
drew Chrlseuburg, a resident of Okaw
Township, last Weduo.sday while alono was
seized with an epileptic attack, nnd, falling
upon u cook-stove, was litoraliy rousted to
death. In extricating herself, when con
sciousness returned, largo pieces of flesh
still adhered to tho stove. Sue died iu ter
rible ugouy this morning.
A Curious Display of Electricity.
Waupaua, Wis., Sept. 20. An interest
ing electrical display was witnessed hero
during a seveie tbundorstorm. Tho elec
tric light wires which run along Main
street wero so heavily charged with elec
tricity that largo balls of fire wero seen
banging or suspended in the air just below
them. Occasionally ono would explode,
and a number of persons In tho vicinity
received severe shocks.
A Locomotive Bailer Explodes.
Baltimore, Sept. 20. Tho engino at
tached to tho Baltlmoro & Ohio train from
Now York burst her boiler about a mllo
outside tho city. The engino was com
pletely wrecked and tbo baggage and
bmoking-cars telescoped. Fireman Charles
Lizcr was scalded fatally and Engineer
Jeremiah Morningstar was badly injured.
Fatally Beaten By Drunken Brutes.
PiTTsnuiiou, Sept. 20. Four drunken
men assaulted Jacob Pesch, an inoffensive
German, this morning about two o'clock,
and beat him so badly that no hopes aro
entertained of bis recovery. Pesch was
sitt ng on the front steps of bis residence,
when the men came up and attacked him
without any cause. Tho assailants wero
Texas Fever in Missouri.
St. Louis. Sept. 20. Texas fever destroy,
cd twenty-five head of cattle on tho ranch
of J. Coyle, near Marshall, Mo., and they
are btill dying rapidly. Tho disease was
contracted from a nerd of Texans (.hipped
from Kansas City, and has spread to other
The Treaty a Hoax.
Washington, Sept. 20. Tho fishery
treaty telegraphed from Ottawa turns out
to be a joke. It is a rehash of the treaty
of 1854. Tho fourth section of tho troaty
of that year soems to have beon takon by
tho inventor of the treaty of to-day.
A Volcano in New Zealand.
London, Sept 20. Advices from New
Zealand say that White Island volcano is
in a state of active eruption, and that a
column of flame and smoke 100 foot iu di
amoter issues from the crater.
Pesth, Bopt 20. A London merchant
died of cholera three hours uf tor his urrivul
A Fiendish Husband.
Chicago, Sept. 20. James McCambrlck
beat his wife, poured coal-oil over her, In
tending to burn ber alive, but chunginghis
mind, throw her out of a window, breaking
ber neck. Sho will die.
The Bridge Broke Down.
Pateiison, N, J., Sopt. 20. Dundoo Lake
bridge, on Susquehanna Hallway, near
hero, broke down while a freight tin In wih
crossing it. No fatalities. Six fi eight
Moonshiners In Hoc
Nashville, Tenn., Sopt 20. Roventtb
ofilceru returned from a raid amongst Toil
nessoo moonshiners, lodging fifteen prison
ers in tho NushT illo jail.
Revenge of a Colored Servant.
Mexico, Mo., Sept. 20. Mr. anil Mrs. H.
L. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Gibbs,
who II vo ten miles southwest of here, "be
came violently 111 yesterday morning from
the effects of poUoned victuals eaten at
breukfast. An antidote was administered
and all aro now out of danger. Tho gonerul
supposition is that a fourteon-year-old col
ored girl, who is employed lu tho capacity
of u nurse to Mrs. Miller, administered tho
polbon. She was punished a few days ago,
uud has been in bad humor about it
An Aged Relative.
Si'iiiNariELi), Mass.. Sept. 20, Mrs. Oli
ver Cleveland Clarke, n relative of Presi
dent Cleveland, celebrated her lOUt birth
day hero to-day,
HERE IT IS.
Now Troaty Botwoon tho TJnltod
Statos and Canada.
Tlio ritficrle l!lpute lletwcen tlio Two
Cihoaoo, Sept. 21. Tho Dally Item this
morning prints a special dispatch from
Boston, giving what purports to bo a sy
nopsis of tho tnuch-talkod-of troaty, said
to bnvo boon arrangod botween Canada
nnd tho United Statos. Tho first clausoof
tho treaty gives Amorican fishermen the
llborty to tako every kind of fish except
eholl fish on tho coast, ns woll as In tbo
bays, harbors and crooktof Canada and to
tho ndjncout islands, without restriction os
to distance It also gives them tho right to
land for tbo nurposo of drying tholr nets
and curing iholr fish, providing they nr
rango with tho owners of the proporty
thoy may use and do not intorfero with tho
British llshormen. Tho shad and salmon
fisheries nnd all rivers are reserved for
British flsbormon. Article 2 gives British
fishermen tho samo rights and privileges
on the western shores nnd coasts north of
tho thirty-sixth parallel. Article 3 admits
frco of duty into eaoh country tho follow
ing articles! Grain, flour and brcadstuffs
of all kinds, fresh cured and smoked meats,
fish of all kinds, fresh or snltcd, undrlod
fruits, cotton, wool, seeds and vegetables
oil of all kinds, products of fish and poul
try, eggs, hides, tanned Bkins, furs, skins
or tails undressed, stono or marble In crude
or finished state, butter, cheese, tallow,
lard, horns, manure, salt, oro of metals of
all kinds, coal, pitch, turpentine.ashes, tim
b r and lumber of every kind, manufac
tured In wholo or in part, boots and shoos,
agricultural implements or farming tools,
firewoods, plants, shrubs or trcos, cotton or
wooden goods of all kinds, when manufac
tured in clothing, fish-oil, broom corn and
bark, unmanufactured tobacco, rags, flax,
hemp and tow, unmanufactured, dyo stuffs
of all kinds, gypsum, ground or unground,
hown or unwrought burrs or grindstones,
wooden, china or earthornware, books,
music, compositions, prints and sculpture,
rico and raw cotton. Article 6 gives United
States citizens the right to navigate nnd
use tho river St. Lawrenco and canals in
Canada tho same as British subjects, and
allows British subjects tho same right on
Luko Michigan. Article 0 extends tbo scope
of the other articles to Newfoundland, so
far as applicable to that colony, it tho
Provincial Parliament and tho United
States Government pass tho necessary laws
to carry it into effect Tho treaty is to
tako effect as soon as tho laws requiring it
shall have been passed by tho Imperial
Parliament of Groat Britain, of the Pro
vincial Parliament of Colonics and tho
Congress of tho United States. Such as-i-ent
having been given, the treaty is to re
main in force twenty years, after which it
may bo terminated by giving ono yeni's
notlco by either party.
Washinoton, Sept. 24. Tbo Washington
scientists havo combined ngalust Wiggins.
Thoy all ngreo in pronouncing him a crank
a person of no scientific attainments,
without a knowledgo of tbo first element
ary principles of physics, -without standing
among scientists and without credit among
scnsiblo men. "If ho is entitled to any
name br ides that of crank, It is astrologer.
His wa ure the ways of tho astrologers
of 1'l i-knges. But he has not wit or
Icnrniiv' enough to bo classed oven as an
astrologer. Scientist he is not."
Chicago Packing Interests.
Chicago, Sopt. 24. Tho Illinois Llvo
Stock Commission to-day decided to kill
all tho diseased cattle now iu tho Phoenix
and Shufuldt distilleries at Chicago and
sell all healthy cattlo to the hlghost
bidder. President Sherman, of tho Stock
Yards, protested iu vain that millions
would bo lost to the packing interests if
tho report went out that hoof from the In
infected distilleries was being shipped from
Indian Outrage Ameliorated.
Washington, Sopt. 24. Tho Acting Sec
retary of Wur has rccolvcd a dispatch
from tbo Indian Agent at the Carlos
Agency, stating that tho removal of tho
Warm Spring uud Chiricahua Indinns is a
cause of rejoicing to tbo Indians left thero,
who aro relieved of their fears of attacks
and are afforded a better opportunity for
acquiring habits of industry.
OH trains Wrecked and Burned.
PiTTsnuROH, Sept. 24. Tho first section
of an oil train on tho Allegheny Valley
railroad ran into the second section near
Logansport, Pa., at six o'clock this morn
ing, and both trains wero demolished.
After tho accident the cars took fire, and
were entirely consumed. Tho loss will
reach (20,000. No ono was injurod.
Heavy Losses from Hog Cholera.
Springfield, III., Sopt 24. Lato infor
mation received at the Agricultural De
partment regarding the condition of hogs,
is that in Illinois and Indiana cholera pre
vails generally. In the former State heavy
losses aro reported in several counties. In
Ohio and Michigan the condition of the
animals Is fair.
Two Men Killed by Cars.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sopt. 24. Geo. Webster,
aged twenty-five, and Clarence Wyman,
aged soventeen, were killed by a train on
the Buffalo and Southwestern railroad
yesterday, near Eden Center. They wero
sitting on the ties, and did not see the train
Severe Frosts About Quebeo.
Qceiiec, Bept 24. Frost has been very
severe during the past few nights in tho
country districts surrounding this city.
Tender planU and flowers and cucumbers
and tomato vines have boen killed.
Earthquake Shocks in Iowa,
Peoria, Sept. 24. A special dispatch
from Wlnfleld, la., states that five distinct
earthquake shocks wero felt at that place
last night at about eleven o'clock. No
bpeclaldamage was done, but considerable
alarm was felt
The New Trial for the Anarchists.
Chicago, Sopt. 24. Judgo Gray decided
this morning to bear the argument for a
new trial in the case of the condemned An
archists next Friday.
New York, Sept. 24. The business fail
ures in the last sevon days number 187, as
compared with 185 last week and 178 tho
Whirled to Death.
Detroit, Mich.. Sept 24. Jacob Mar
quette, aged twenty-nine, employe of tho
Peninsular Car Company in this city, was
to-day caught in tho machinery in tho
wood-working department and hurled
around sovoral times and then thrown
ncioHS a beam, dead. His skull was frac
tured, limbs broken and bis body horribly
mutilated. Ho leaves a family.
A Colony for Mexioo.
Milwaukee, Sept 24. A colony bus been
formed in Wisconsin, known as the Pacific
Colony, which will emigrate to Topolo
bumbo, Mexico. October 1, on a graut of
fifteen thousand acres of land from tho
Crushed by Falling Rook.
Watkutown, N. Y Sept. 24. A torrlbla
accident occurred at the iron mlnosat Jays
vllle, St Lawrence County, at about six
o'clook yesterday morning. A charge of
dynamite had been fired, and tho foreman,
William Apple, and two workman, Felix
Basso uml Frank Blackburn, descended to
observe tho result of tbo blast They bad
scarcely entered the mlno, however, when
a muss of rook fell, instantly killing Basse
and Blackburn. Apple was badly Injured.
V.Ulr. Pi.. Knnt (U Wm Wnnil...l..J
Willis I'liolpii, of this olty, went out gunning
on Luko Conneuut to-day, The firing of
Fropheiletl by n Crnty Negro nt Chatta
nooga. CnATTANOooA, Tenn., Sept. 23.-A prophot
by tho namo of Richmond Roovos has ap
peared in this city and created a great sen
latlon In predicting tho destruction of tho
city by nlnoteon earthquakes. Ho has
ehoson tho summit of Camoron Hill as hU
rostrum, and appoars thoro each ovonlng
nt sevon o'clock. Tho bill rises two hun
dred feet abovo the city, built around its
base. On tho summit Is nn old fort, a
flagstaff nnd n plno thicket. Tho hill
is too high for rosldonco sites, and
It therefore lonely and uninhabited.
Last Thursday evening a volco was
hoard up thero In tho darknoss calling
loudly, as It in arnost prayer. It was
repeated tbo next night, anil officers
went up to make an inspectd n. Whon
they approached tho man u.sap .eared
in the thicket This happens each
succeeding night, and bo'soeined to havo tho
powers of disappearing llko n wlll-o'-the-wlsn.
and nuzzlinir his nursubrs. Mondav
night be arousod tho whole neighborhood
for squares around by calling : "Flee for
your lives: destruction is at
band I" Ho was chasod , and
stoned, but escaped again in tho
thicket. Stories of his prophesies wero
spread abroad, and when darkness sottled
down ovor the hill last night hundreds of
pooplo quiotly wended tholr way up tho
slopes. Tbo town clock struck tho hour,
and when tho revorberations died away
behind tho hills tho volco of the mysterious
mnn was heard. The spectators ap
proached gradually noaror, and soon
formed a circle around tho speaker. He did
not seem to bo disconcorted by their ap
pearance, and continued preaching at tho
top of his voice. Ho predicted the de
struction of tho city, the overthrow of
Lookout Mountain, and tho oponlng of the
earth from the Atlantic to tho Pacific. "I
am a messenger of God," sold ho. "Thero
are to bo nlnotoen oartbquukos; ono has
already come. Four stars will fall, one in
the South, one in the East, ono iu tho
North, one in tho West, and thtn the earth
quakes will begin." Great excltemont ex
ists among tho negroes bcro, and many re
vivals ure being held.
Several Tanks at I.lnm, O., Fired by X.ght
ulng Klectrlc Storm the Most Terrl
flo onltecnrd In that Section.
Lima, O., Sept., 23. This morning at 7
o'clock our city was startled by a terrlflo
clap of thunder. In a fow moments black
clouds of smoko were seon rolling up from
one of tho oil-wells on tho Brotherton
land. Tho firo at onco communicated with
the tank, and in! a few minutes all was on
fire. At the samo time tho gas in the tank
800 yards west ignited. Tho wolls, nil tho
machinery, tanks, and about 2,400 barrols
of oil woro consumed. At 1 o'clock p. m.,
tho derrick nt tho gas-works
was struck, consuming the en
tiro structure, machinery and tanks, and
1,200 barrels of oil. This well Is adjoining
tho gas-works, which at one time wus in
great dnngor, but the gas-works and all
machinery connected therewith are s"aved.
The railroad bridge was on firo several
times, caused by oil running down, but was
saved without much damage. About that
timo high columns of black smoko wero
seen southeast from the city, and fivo wells
aro reported struck by lightning uud de
stroyed; Hogle No. 2, Shackoy, McLuin,
Holmes and Bowman. Rain has been fail
ing iu torrents. The thunder and
lightning has oxeceded any thing of
the kind known here. The loss
to tho oil men thus far is estimated at $25,
000. Mrs. Henderson, standing in tho door
way of her home, near tho first well struck,
was bit by tho samo bolt and instantly
killed. Reports of damage by lightning at
sovoral places in this vicinity novo been
received. At Bluff ton tho Eastern & West
ern Narrow Gauge railroad depot was
struck by lightning nnd totally destroyed.
At Beaver Dam tho Lake Erie & Wesdurn
railroad depot was budly damaged. At
Splccrvillo Charles Hoovor's barn was de
stroyed, and many barns and out-houses
are reported to have beon destroyed iu tho
vicinity of Lima.
THE GREAT CATTLE PLAGUE.
A Grncral Slaughter of ArTecteil Cattle
Agreed Upon Protest From Chi
cago Live Stock Dealers.
Chicago, III., Sept. 23. Tho State Llvo
Stock Commission bold a long meeting
with closed doors this afternoon and
evening and discussed tho disposition of
tho cattlo affected with tho pleuro-pneumonla
In the Chicago distilleries.
Governor Oglesby, Attorney - General
Hunt, and Dr. Rauch, of the State Board
of Health, took part in the procee i
ings. They agree w ith the Board and tho
veterinarians that tho only safe thing to do
would be to destroy all the animals that
bad been exposed or wore affected. Tbo
cattlo now quarantined in the Phoenix and
Shufeldt distilleries, numbering 2,000, will
be slaughtered and either cremated or seut
to the rendering establishments. Tbo llvo
stock men protest against the action.
Raging Down in Texas.
Victoria, Texas, Sept. 23. Telegrams
from Indianola ore to tho effect thut a
heavy storm is raging thero. The wind is
reported at fifty miles an hour, and the
streets aro three feec under water. Efforts
are in progress to remove the few inhabi
tants still there to higher ground. The
telegraph operator moved his office to a
box-car four miles this side of Indianola.
No loss of life is anticipated, and as but
little remains there in tho way of proporty,
no serious damage is likely to occur.
Brooks' Execution Postponed. "
St. Louis, Sept -23. Iu tho Criminal
Court to-day the dates fixed for tho exe
cution of Hugh M. Brooks, alias Walter H.
Lennox Maxwell, the chloroformer, and
Chio Chiagiak and Colo Goom, the Chinese
Highbinders, were postponed, the former
for sixty and the latter for thirty days, in
order to allow a transcript of the cases to
be made before tho appeals aro taken to
Russian War Preparations.
Berlin, Sept 23. Tho Vosslche Xdtung
says that General Gourko has ordered each
brigade in Warsaw, Courland and Livonia
to bold itself in readiness to start for the
south at a day's notice; also tbat each bri
gade has been instructed to have four can
non ready for transportation.
The Cholera Marching, On.
Budapest, Sept, 23. Cholera has broken
out among tbe soldiers in the Central Bar
racks here, and a general flight from the
city of the wealthier inhabitants has be
gun. m m
Minister Pendleton Coming Home.
Berlin, Sept. 23. TJ. B. Minister Pendle
ton and daughter sail on tho steamer
Etrurla from Liverpool, for New York,
Americans Ordered Out,
Berlin, Sept. 23. Two Amorican citizens
of German birth, named Schmidt and
Stuhr, who have boon spending sovoral
weeks on a visit to tholr old homes in
Kiel, Holstotn, have been ordered by the
German Government to leave tho Kuiplro
by thb 8th of October.
Woman Burned to Death.
Omaha, Neu., Sopt 23. Mrs. Alice Tit
comb was burned to death by ber clothing
Igniting from a lamp that had beon upset
Killed by a Horse.
Georgetown, Pa., Sopt 23. Charles Poo
was klckod in the stomuch by a horse, re
ceiving injuries from which ho dlod to-day.
Caught by a Revolving Shaft.
Pittsuurgh, Sept 23. Thomas Hoppsji
aged about fourteen years, employed by
the Pittsburgh Manufacturing Company at
Twenty-eighth street, was fatally In
jured about live o'clock this evening. Hop
per was standing near a revolving shaft,
when bis apron was caught by some pro
jection, ami he was whirled around the
shaft four times before the machlnory
could be stopped. The lad was released
from bis predicament and a doctor sum.
monad. Bofore examination it was found
both tbe boy's thighs and left arm were
broken and bis skull fractured. The ur
?:eon removed fifteen pieces of broken bones
rom his bead before trephining tho skull.
Hopper was removed to I4 borne, tie can
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
Jicon Bales, a Maumoo Valley pioneer,
whllo rolling wheat land near Napoleon,
was thrown from tho roller and injured so
badly that he died noxt morning.
A good volnof gas was struck at Qunko
City at tbe depth of ono thousand throo
hundred and sixty feot Tbo woll was shot
with fifty quarts of nltro-glycorlne.
Finns woro Rtartod in tho window-glass
workB nt Barnosvlllo, a fow days ago, they
having been idlo slnco July 1.
Ttic noxt mooting of tho Sovereign Grand
Lodge, I. O. O. F., will bo bold nt Columbus.
A bingularlt fatal accident occurred to
Mrs. Hufford, wlfo of A. W. Hufford, a
Cincinnati broker, tho other evening while
preparing suppor. She plckod up a cream
crackor from a plato nnd began eating it
A moment later she was soizod with a vlo
lont fit of coughing, "A plcco of tho crackor
has lodged In my windpipe," sho ga'spod.
In a fow minutes sho became paralyzed.
Medical aid was sont for, but of no avail
for in twenty minutes sho was a corpse.
Tho physician who was summoned opines
that doath resulted from tho bursting of a
blood vessel, produced by tho violent
coughing rnthor than from strangula
tion, as strangulation would not havo
causod tho paralysis which procoded disso
lution. The dotoctives arrested Llzzlo Hoy, alias
Ellis, said to bo ono of tho most notorious
shoplifters in the country. Tbo police claim
that sho bos operated in nearly ovory city
in tbo United Statos. Sho was arrested nt
Cleveland for stealing a shawl valued at
1450 in a prominent dry goods store.
Jab. W. Duncan, Deputy Supremo Com.
mandor of tho colored Knights Templar of
the United Btates, died In Tolodo.
Tnn Cincinnati Board of Public Affairs,
in employing workmen, will mako no dis
crimination in favor or against Union or
Mr. Jas. L. Dunnouau, of Walnut Hills,
ono of tho brick machine exhibitors at tbe
Cincinnati Exposition, had an arm torn off
tho other ovonlng. Ho died noxt morning
Henry Ainsworth, deceased, bequeathed
125,000 to Buchtel College, Akron.
Lulu HALL,aged fifteen, was enticed nway
from her homo at Youngstown,lby a fakir.
Wm. Stemcamp, Republican candidate
for County Commissioner, was badly In
jurod in a runaway nt Columbus.
R. C. Pellino, a grocer doing business at
No. 803 Control avenuo, Cincinnati, wns
arrested the othor day on a warrant sworn
out by Stato Dairy and Food Commissoner
Gcghan charging him with soiling a pack
ago of oleomargarine not stamped with tho
true name of tho substance therein con
tained. Judge Fitzgerald allowed him to
go on his own recognizance.
Ciias. Doll, President of tho late Cincin
nati Board of Public Works, Chas. T. Black
burn, clerk nnd James Morgan, a member,
were arrested a fow days ago ut tho in
stance of tho Board of Revision. Black
burn is charged with making out and ob
taining monoy on false bills of stono, grav
el and hauling in street improvements, the
amount of tbo steal being estimated at
about $15,000,and covorlng a period of two
years. Doll and Morgan aro charged with
approving the bills, knowing them to bo
The one hundred and fifty men employ
edbytho Massillon Water Company In
digging trenches, struck tbo other day.
Thoy want an advance from $1.25 to 51.50
Secretaht Probst, of tho State Board oC
Health, is sending instructions to physi-'
clans throughout tho Stato that, if follow
ed, will' aid in preventing the spread of
diphtheria, which in many communities is
Tnn Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry will
hold Its elovontb annual reunion at tho
battle-field of Perry vlllo, Ky., Octobers.
General W. H. Gibson and Gonoral John
Beatty will be tho orators of tho day, and
it is also expected that Gonoral Sherman
will bo present
In tho Supreme Court on tho 24th the At
torney General filed a motion to have the
Dow law cases taken out of tholr order and
sot for an early hearing.
Durino the storm the other evening a
largo tree standing close to tho residence of
G. W. Rankin, near Brownsville, was struck
by lightning and completely demolished,
portions of it being hustled almost on'
hundred yards away. A part of it
fell upon the house of Mr. Rankin, crush-,
ing down one side of it, and breaking tba
glass into smithereens. Tbo family nar-,
The other evening about six o'clock,
Frank Rhoads, of Bluffton, near Lima, was'
soriously, if not fatally injured by the ex-
plosion of an empty whisky barrel. Rhoads
is a bar-tender in a saloon, and was out on
tho pavement in front of the saloon burn-;
ing out an empty whisky barrel. Hr
dropped a fuse into the barrel, which was
lying on its side, and drove in tho plug
In a second or so thoro was a terrific explo
sion caused by the accumulation of the gos,
in tbe barrel. Tbe head of the barrel was
blown out and struck Rboads, who was
standing near by, with tremendous force,
knocking him half way across the street
When assistance arrived bo was found un
.conscious and a largo piece of flesh torn
from his side.
Mrs. Dr. S. C. Priest had a terriflostrng
gle with a tramp at Newark, the other day.
He appeared at her house on Fifth street,
telling a piteous tale and pleading for
something to eat Sho started to get him
food, but had hardly turned her back be-i
fore he grabbed a gold breastpin lying on a
stand. The act was witnessed by the hired,
girl in the kitchen. The lady was inform
ed, and returning to bim, sho grabbed him
and began shaking him violeutly. In do
ing this his coat was thrown back and a
knife belonging to her was discovered in
the pocket She grabbed it, and demanded
tho jewelry. Tbe tramp sullenlyjcompllod.
She Bent the hired girl for the police, but,
changing her mind, allowed the villain to
depart without the food or stolen goods,
having bravely rescued it from tbe thief by
An old woman eighty years of age ap
piled recently to tbe mayor of Zanesvllle,
for aid to assist her on her way to Dayton.
She had started from tbe northern part o(
Maine about a month bofore with a very
small sum of money. By tbe aid of a gen,
erous public sho has traveled most of tho
way by rail, but was compelled at times to
walk. Sho said sho tramped 100 miles.
A new postofllce has been established at
Ryon, Scioto County, with Daniel Pool as
The meeting of the Ohio State Grange
will bo held nt Mount Vernon on the Htb,
15th and lOtbof Decembor next
There wero 8,240 marriage licenses Issued
in Cincinnati last year and 230 divorces
Wm. Hahmon and Chas. Baker, of Tiflln,
are drilling a water woll on the farm of Lu
tbur Cox, southeast of New Washington.
At a depth of 125 feot they passed through
u bed of coal fifteen feot in thickness. At a
depth of 145 feet another vein of coal six
foot thick was struck, and then some gas.
Diphtheria of a most malignant type Is
raging among tbe children at Bellefon
tutue. It seems to be a throat disease
formerly kuown as black tongue. All the
physicians in tbo city are kept going day
and night. Two adults only havo died with
tbe disease up to the 31st
Jim Tikiinev, a freight bandlor, was killed
by a C.,'0., C. &I.' tratu at tbo Wood
street crossing, Cincinnati, tbe other nlgbt
iChurn ofton If yon would hnv
woot butter. Farm. Field and Slock
Tho doopcr milk Is sot, tho loss
nlrlng tho cream gots whllo rising.
Hood salt tasto? bottcr than poor
buttor, but good butter tnstoa tun times
butter than tlio best B.l.Atjricullurc.
Havo your milking porformed in
a oleanly mnnnor, so that tho operator
can "stomach It" to drink himself, nnd
occasionally test him. Prairio Farmer.
Cream makes bottor buttor to riso
In cold air than to riso in cold water,
but it will riso sooner in cold wator,
and tho milk will kcop sweet longer.
A calf that Is ralsod In tho dairy
fed on skim milk nnd kept in n small
pasturo whoro but llttlo traveling Is
done, makes tho best stocr. when but
two or throo years old. It' Is shorter,
legged nnd nuiotor than tho one that
has followod tho cow upon tho rango
whon a suckling. Farm ami Field.
Whllo chccsu-maklng does not ro- l
qulro any moro skill than buttur-mnk- J"
Ing, yot in tho country wo Und very
fw pooplo who know how to mako
first-class ohooso. This is because
chooso has not boen studiod. Tlioro is
no question in our minds but that
through the boated season cheeso pays
bottor thnn butter. Field and Farm.
A Holstoln cow, Clothilde, owned nt
Syracuse, N. Y., has closod hor six-year-old
rocord. Sho lina given during
that timo a llttlo moro than 26,000
pounds of milk, or about seventy
pounds a day. The hlgliost previous
record was 2a, 776 pounds, mado three
yoars ago by tho cow Echo, owned at
Attica, N. Y. Boston Globe.
Thoro aro no mon on tho earth who
deserve bottor butter that "tho poor,"
If thoy work and pay for it; and still tho
butterino mon keep assuring tho world
that they aro kindly making tho stuff
for tho especial doloctation of tho poor;
and, lest thoy insult thorn by insinua
ting they aro unablo to pay a bir price
for tholr butter, they put it to them at
creamery prices. Hoard's Dairyman.
Tho problem is not only how much
butter per acre, but how much butter
per ono thousand pounds of llvo weitrht.
Wo want tho cow that turns out the
most product on tho least food that is,
that most completely dlcrcsts. assimi
lates and appropriates to milk and fat
the food sho cats. No matter about
the breed. Let the cow stand on her
own individual merits. Wo will not
question tho blood if tho performance
is all right. U. 8. Dairyman.
Why Many Alleged Dairymen Fall to
Make Iloth Ends Moot.
Mr. J. Wallace, proprietor of ono of
tho leading Iowa creameries, issues a
thoughtful circular to his patrons on
the causes of the low profits of dairy
ing. This is a praiseworthy act on the
part of Mr. Wallace and it would be
vastly to tho interest of co-oporativo
dairying if tliero was moro of this spirit
of discussion and interchange of views.
But in our opinion Mr. Wallace has
not touched tho real cause of the low
profit of dairying to tho crcamory pat
ron. If we should sum it up in a nut
shell wo would say it is because, as a
rule, ho is not a dairyman and is not
willing to expend either tho timo,
thought or monoy to mako ono of him
solf. How can a mnn go into tho silk
business, tho iron business or any other
kind of business without making any ('
special effort to understand it except
to mako money out of it.
Dairy farming, or if you please cow
farming, is a specific business just
as tobacco farming or cotton farming.
A largo proportion of tho patrons of
the creameries in Iowa, Minnesota and
tho West in general aro ordinary far
mers, just emerged from wheat grow
ing, nnd as a rule they don't seo any
need of special dairy education to make
a success of producing and making
cream. Wo know this to bo true, for
the reason that it is oxtromely difficult to
get them to spend a small sum evon in
tlio purchase of printed matter whore
these important questions aro discuseed.
Such being the case and showing as
little interest as thoy do in their own
salvation, how can they expect to make
monoy in a time of low prices for cream
or butter. Yot wo know of plenty of
well-posted dairymon who in those
times are making three timos the money
on tho production of cream that the
averago patron is. This shows plainly
that the mischief wltli the patron is
his poor understanding of his business:
Take ono cause of the many that
affect Mr. Wallace's patrons just
as thoy do tho patrons of the majority
or other creameries. We allude to the A
amount of cream tlioy get per cow.
Now one of tho things a well-posted
dairyman always does Is to milk a good
cow. Ho won't havo a poor unprofit
able cream producor about him. He
goes right to work at tho outset to
study how to get her, and last how to
caro for hor. Ho knows, that as true
as fate, if he makes any monoy in
times of low prices he must have a
cow that produces a largo amount of
milk, and he must feed nnd caro for
her so sho can produco a large amount.
Whon all the cows in a certain Iowa
creamery are of such a poor unprofit
able character that thoy avorage only
twenty-two dollars each in tho sale of
cream for an ontiro soason, any man of
sonso knows that tho trouble is with
the patron. Such men don't know
what it is to bo cow farmers, and just
as long as thoy continuo in that frame
of mind thoy can nover make money
from tho cow. Thoro is only ono road
out of this slough, and that is for
them to commenco to study what it
means to bo a dairyman. Hoard's
Butter Fifty Years Old.
A writer tells tho following story
about a crock of buttor which was kept
nice and sweot for iifty years. Mrs.
Jupp, who was a famous dairy-woman
near Albany half a century ago, used to
lowor hor buttor into a well on tho
promises whloh was noted for its very
cold water. Mrs. Jupp would leavo the
butter hanging in tho water for suvoral
hours, and whon taken out It would bo
as hard and cold as ico. One day In
1834 sho was lowering a crook of buttor
Into tho woll, whon tlio ropo broko and
the crook foil to tho bottom. No effort ,
was ovor mado to rooovor it. For the
ilrsttlmo lulls history this woll boottmo
almost dry during tho rocont long
drought. A few days ago tho present
owner was cleaning tho woll out whon
ho found tho crook Mrs. Jupp had lost
fifty years ago, In taking tho crook
from tho well tho findorncoiduntiiliy
broko It, It was about niio-qiiiirtorlull
of butter, whloh wim as solid ami sweot
iib it was tho day It wa put down hnU
a oontury ago. Popular Science,
Mbrarlos are a foaturo of tun lull s
in Yucatan, Mo.