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The Ohio Democrat
nilEHM & WHITE, Publisher.
LOGAN, t i OHIO.
Iowa has sovornl hundred artesian wells.
Detuoit is to havo a toboggan slldo this
i GenoMtMO U young In years under
tilrty-but old In deviltry.
Nrahlt all tho New York banks are mak-
I Jng loans at four por cent.
Tub steamers on the Kite are driving tho
I crocodiles from that river.
Massachusetts boasts of having CO art
I schools and 11,000 art students.
Orb haul of a Bolne near Bridgeport, Ct,
yielded 5,000 pounds of blueOsh.
A nb form of Iron strcot paying has
I -keen tried In Chicago on Madison street.
Philadelphia claims that one-flfth of its
I population Is enrolled In Its Sunday schools.
A baby was seized as security for rent
in a little Pennsylvania town the other
Shorthand has been introduced in tho
I Beading (Pa) high-schools as an optional
Forty-two new chemical elomonts are
I reported as discovered in tho past ton
The unrolling of tho Statue of Liberty
I 'Enliglitening tho World is fixed for Ooto
The present popularity of tho chestnut.
I belle ought to give tbo red-headod girl a
The houso in which Goncral Hancock was
born, near Lonsctulo, Pa., was burned a few
Tur production of quicksilver in Cali
fornia has dropped to tho lowest point for
L many years.
A Philadelphia child, on peeing n negro
baby for tho first time, asked, "Is that a
Jeriit Rosk, who has just been ronoml
Inatod for Governor of Wisconsin, used to
be a stago driver.
It is snid that watercress destroys th
I toxic principle of tobacco without injuring
its other properties.
A Mostaoue, Mich., boy fell head fore
most in a barrol containing eight inches of
I water and was drowned.
Ix Charleston, S. C, tho scene of tho r
I cent earthquake, thoro live 32,1130 colored
I persons and 27,003 whites.
The conscience fund in the Treasury at
I Washington is approaching the round sum
I of a quarter of a million of dollars.
.El Cotote appears to havo been th
Jesse James of Mexico, and met very much
I the same fate as his Missouri prototype.
Ajj Egyptian mummy on exhibition at
tho Iowa State Fair was seized by a land-
I lord in payment of the owner's board bill.
A New York policeman has been robbed
I of a $400 diamond pin. Preserving tho
r.eace mnst bo a paying business in Gotham.
Three Fall River, Mass.. policemen havo
I been suspended for blowing beans across
I the street Into the Salvation Army bar
The new Issuo of two-dollar silvor certifi
cates bears a portrait of tho late Major--General
W. S. Hancock in full dress uul
Senator Dawes says thoro are to-day
1300,000 Indlaus who, to all intents and pur
I poses, are as uncivilized as they wore 250
I years ago.
The Czar of Russia adds an abnormal
Ifear of hydrophobia to all tho dangers,
eal and imaginary, which surround his
The Chinese notion of England is said to
I be that of "a tribute-bearing nation of men
I without pigtails, governed by a lady with
I large feet."
A force of ditchers in Council Bluffs,
flo., recently exhumed a well-preserved
wagon that had been buried since the old
Preachers have much to be thankful for.
I No man will be allowed to ring a chestnut
gong in a church, no inattor how old tho
sermon may be.
It cost a fashionable lady who was so-
Mourning at Saratoga this summer $300 for
doctor's bills for attendance on a pet dog
I which was taken sick.
The Boston Advertiser thinks that voices
I In Boston are running too much to tenor,
and ascribes the fact to the use of the
I telephone and high collars.
A single block in the vicinity of Castle
I Garden, and which is about 125 by 800 feet,
Itcontains no less than thirty-five saloons, or
houses where liquors can be obtained.
Speaking of thirteen as an unlucky num-
Ifeer, how about the original thirteen rolo-
I sties and the Nation that has grown from
them any thing unlucky about theme
Germany, notwithstanding its weakness
lor wind and strlner instruments, whloh
I makes that instrument a mere side issue,
leads the world by turning out 73,000
ianos per annum.
Tux greatest balloon in the world has
en constructed at San Francisco by a Mr.
(Tan Tassel. It will hold 150,000 cubic feet
' eras, and has been made for the nnrnnm
f traversing the American continent from
cean to ocean.
Sir John Sloan, of England, diod in 1S37.
Ifn accordance with his will, twenty-two
oms in Litncoin inn Fields havo been
ealed and unoponed pluce death. Thev
rill be examined on November 22. as tho
will provides. Their contents are a rays-
I' The King of Portugal's marriage has
aatiy Deeu settled with the Princess Hen
rietta, younger daughter of the Comte do
Piandres. Princess Honriotta will receive
i immense dowry. She is the favorite of
: f athor.Iwho is among the richest princes
i Takino four heads of hair of equal
uguc, a pauenc uerinan puvsIolocLst
found the red one to contain about 00,OOC
sirs, me niacic iiu,uuu, tno brown 109.000,
ad the blonde 140,000.
Indian iielles of Alaska wear a thick
itlng of oil and soot on their faces when
Dt in full toilet. This is said to presorvo
complexion, which, after a thorough
Bbbing, looks as fair and smooth as a
od article of soft-soap.
A most astonishing phenomenon of the
panese earthquako was tbo splitting of
rapunaayang Mountain. In a flash of
ao it was split into seven parts. Whoro
lone mountain bad stood loomed uo
even peaks, each some 7,000 feet high.
I;Kvehy street in tho City of Mexico is as
ralgbt as streets can be made, yet it is a
r that on every corner thoro shall be a
rectory containing names und numbers
business houses on that square.
I ;Mis Staklev, a Dakota girl, spent the
nmer entirely aione, wilnout even a cat
r company, on her claim four miles from
fatcrbury. She had ten acres of grain, a
garden, ana water-melon patch.
'A wkalthv Charleston merchant, who
rauea moiieil ot ire passes offered by
rauruau w soua dm jamiiy away, and
docked bis clerks for comliinr to work
the morning after the earthquake, baa
HujTuufctou uy vu citizens aaq HIU
ably hay to rttire from busiuwa.
A LAKE OF LAGEK.
Tho Amount of Boor Drank
Germany LaBt Year.
A Cmnnl RnlvM the Problem of Temper
ance In Clcrinntiy mid Drunkenness In
Washington-, Sept, 27. Conui Tanner,
of Chemnitz, reports to the Secretary of
State that tho beer production of Gormany
In 18S5 was 1,000,000,000 gallons, enough "to
form alako more than one mllo squnronnd
slxnndahalt feet docp, or It would mnko
a running stream as large as some of our
rivers." Uo says tho consumption of In
toxicants In Gormany por head is four
tlmos as groat as In tho United States, yet
thero aro 1,000 hopoless drunkards In tho
United States to 10 In Gormuny. Tho dif
ference arises largoly, ho Bays, If not en
tirely, from tho manner of drinking In
voguo In tho countries. "This science of
drinking," ho writes, "consists simply in
tho tardiness of drinking. AH drinks aro
taken sip by sip, a half or three-quarters
of an hour bolng consumed for a glass of
bocr. This Is so simple Hint one is lliiblo
to ridlculo for laying stress upon it, and
yot on this ono point hinges, in my opin
ion, a question of vnst Importance to
Amoricans. By this manner of drinking
tho blood is aroused to grontor activity in
so gradual n manner that there is no vio
lent derangement of tho animal economy.
By slow drinking tho Gorman accomplishes
tho object of drinking, and gives his animal
economy a chanco to say 'hold, enough,'
which only slow drinking will do." Mr.
Tanner Bays that since bis arrival in Ger
many ho has his "first glass of water to toa
TWO POLLEYB KILLED.
How John Clot IIIk Gun Oat and Defended
Brainerd, Minn., Sopt. 27, A cabin on
a Government claim near this city, wns
yesterday tho scono of a doublo murder,
committed by tho claim owner, named
John Davenport, whosu story, howover.
Is all that is yot known, as bo hastened
here and surrendered himself to tho au
thorities. Ho snys that two men named
Polloy, fnthor and son, camo to his cabin
after church yestordny to drive him from
his claim, that a fight on sued, mid in it his
wife was struck by one ot tho Policy,
whereupon he mounted tho cabin loft. go-j
his riflo, and shot both Polleys dead, fiav
U1S1I11U. UUU DHUk UU.U 1 Uiwtn uvum ......
enport is in jail horo awaiting tho ofllcors
of tho adjoining county, in which the crin. j
Stamping Out Pleuro-pneumonla;
Washington, Sept. 27. Commissioner
Colman, of tbo Government Bureau ot
Agriculture, writes concerning his efforts
to stamp out pleuro-pneumonla among
cattlo: "Wo did not got through Congresj
tho bill we oxpocted to pass on this subject,
so wo can only second tho efforts ot tho
Btato authorities, and assist in carrying
out tho State laws. Under existing law wo
can only stamp out tho disease In a State
with the permission of the local authorities.
Sometimes the Govornor of tho Stnto will
not consent to Federal interference, so wo
can only second their efforts."
Another Shock at Charleston.
CnARLESTOK, S. C, Sopt. 27- A slight
earthquake shock was felt hero at 5:02 thii
aftornoon,accompauiedby a loud rumbling
sound. Tho wave moved from north to
south. The shock lasted about two seconds.
Houses wero shaken perceptibly and n num
ber of persons rushed into tho streets. No
damage was done beyond the falling of
loose plastering. Tho same shock wns lelt
at Savannah., Ga.. Summorvllle, Orange
burg, Camden, Grnnitevllle, Hopkins,
Kingvlllo and Ten-mile Hill.
Signed the Pledge and Fell Dead.
New York, Sept. 27. Matthew Dowd, a
woll-known citizen of Eliznboth, N. J., and
a member of tho Red Ribbon Club, signed
tho temperance pledge at tho rooms of tho
Woman's Christian Tomporanco Union, at
tho corner of Third and Fulton streets yes
terday afternoon.nnd immediately dropped
dead. Dowd had been drinking rather
heavily for somo time, and wont to tho
meeting of tho Union for tho special pur
pose of signing the pledge
Smart Alecks to be Prosecuted.
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 27. Initiatory steps
havo been taken looking to tho prosocu
tion of the parties who sont bogus reports
concerning tho alleged now fishery treaty.
Their offense is indietublo nnd in conse
quence of tho popular indignation overtho
numerous impositions practiced lately it
seems that the industry is to bo put an end
to, for a time at least.
Another Bond Call.
WAsniNOTOS, Sept. 27. Tho acting Sec
retary of the Treasury this afternoon issued
the 143d call for the redemption of bonds.
This call is for $15,000,000 of the three per
cent loan of 1832. payable on the first day
of November, 18811, and interest on said
bonds will ceuso on that day.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 27. Louis Crowe,
a brakeman on the Detroit, Grand Haven
and Milwaukee railroad, was knocked from
the top of a car by the Congress Btrcet
bridge. The cars passed over bis body, hor
ribly mutilating it.
Mrs. Parnell to live in Ireland.
Livbrpool, Sept. 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 view of my advanced
years and the state of my health I prefer
remaining in Ireland."
She Left the Gas Turned On.
Jersey Citt, N. J., Sept. 27. At Naeglis
Hotel, Mrs. Adler, of Denver, Col., was
found unconscious in her room, this morn
ing, from the effects of escaping gas, which
was left turned on. Sho died this evening.
Two Children Burned to Death.
PiTTsnunoii, Pa., Sept. 27. A lamp ex
ploded in the homo of Mrs. Flannigan, on
Pennsylvania nvenuo to-night, fatally
burning her daughter Sadie, aged eight
years, and her eigLteen-months'-old babe.
Dangerous to Europe's Peace.
Constantinople, Sept. 27. Turkey's
agents abroad report that tho peace of Eu
rope is endangered by tho presont tempor
Ono of tho most trying times in a
younglady'slifo is whun, in church, sho
feels n great, big, overgrown sneeze
coming on, nnd she starts out on a voy
ago of discovery to And the pockot of
bur dress to get her handkerchief.
'The femalo pocket used to bo in a got-nt-ablo
place, but now it is wherever
the architect's fancy makes it. Dans
Throw a light covering of straw
ovor tho strawberry bud which has
homo tliis your and burn it ovor.
Thus tho wueds and insects may bo
killed and thu bed greatly benefited.
Leave old wood on raspberries uutil
Winter. Prairie Fanner.
A novol railroad bridge has re
cently boon constructed at Iluralston,
on tho Toronto, Gray &Hruoo railroad.
Tho novelty lies in constructing tho
bridge of old Iron railB, and Is said to
comparo favorably hi cost with wooden
Sick Ileadaohoj Sick hoadacbo
may generally bo cured by tho admin-
jmmuuii ui uiu juice ui ntwi u luiuuu m
a cup of strong, blaok cottoo, without
ufiar. '4'oletfo Blade,
STRUCK AT A CROSSING.
Two Women Killed nnil n Man fntnlly In
jured on 'f heir Way Homo from
PitovinnNCE, R. I., Sept. 20. About
olcvcn o'clock this morning a shocking nc
clilent occurred on tho Now York, 1'rovl
denco and Boston rnllrond, nt tbo village
of Poquonnocy, Conn. UenJ. Gnrdciior,
a fnnnor, his wlfo nnd tho wlfo of tholr
son James, whllo on tholr return from
meeting in a wagon, wero
struck bv nwost-bouml cxptcss train go
ing nt tho rata of fifty miles an hour.
Tho horso wns killed anil tho wagon broken
Into kindling-wood. Mr. Gardener wan
hurled foi ty teot from tho crossing, receiv
ing fatal injuries. His wlfo wns killed out
right, nnd Mrs. James Gardener died be
foro sho could bo removed. Tbo nccldent
happenod nt a crossing just west of a cul
vert, a short distance from Monnok, and as
tbo railroad Is banked up nt tbnt placa tho
engineer, Charlos Colburn, did not seo tho
party until within twenty yards of tho
Prehistorlo Discovery In Wisconsin.,
Kaukau.va, Wis , Sopt. !. Workmen
ongagod In excavating n sower came upon
tho ruins of a stono building at u depth of
eight feet. Tho stono first found bore
traces of flno workmanship nnd polish.
Further digging doveloped a quantity
of ashes, about twonty-flvo bushols of
which oro removed, when another wall
was struck. Tho stones wero flnoly
faced, homo bolng blackened as if by 11 ro
nnil smoke. Others must havo been sub
subjected to groat artificial heat, as thoy
had crumbled into Hue. Tho work wns
found but a foot or two abovo bed rock,
nnd shows ovldonces of workmanship that
could havo been performed only by a
highly civilized race. It must havo bcon
done centuries ugo, ns a Inrgo elm treo had
crown over tho ruins. Tho discovery has
led to tho advancement of many theoriov
Killed While Playing at Being Dead.
Boston, Sept. 20. Wlllio Lowdcn, aged
eight years, whose parents livo in the Hotel
Baldwin, on Northampton streot, diod to
day In great ngony from injuries indicted
by older boys while at play. Wlllio was
playing at being dead, and an excavation
in the sidewalk served as it
grave. His companions lowered
I in into this nnd placed n heavy block oC
Saving grnulto upon his stomach. Whllo
e was in this situation and unable to holii
himself they jumped upon tho block until
Willie's body was covered with bruises.
During the sickness which followed tho boy
was etborized and his stomach opened,
when it was ascertained that recovery wu
Ihild Killed and Partly Devoured by Rat3.
SunLiiYvti.i.E, III., Sept. 20. Wm. Rey
nolds, a farmer living flvo miles north of
this placo. has just lost his child, six
months of age, in a most terrible manner.
Tho Infnnt wns placed in its crib in a room
occupied by its parents. Aludy in nn ad
joining room heard tho child cry near
morning, but supposing the parents were
nwako said nothing. In tho morning Mrs.
Reynolds discovered thut her babe wus
dead. Rats, which aro very numerous
about the premises, bad killed tho child
and literally denuded the bones of tho
face, and otuorwise terribly mutilated thr
Women Play Ball for the Church.
Uradi-ori), Pa., Sept. 20 Ono of tho
most novel and interesting bnll gamts of
tho season was played otGilmoro yesterday
afternoon between teams of married and
single ladies. Tho women took this method
to raise money lor tno cnurcn. otx Hun
dred persons saw tho game. Tho ladles all
wore long dresses, mid gnvo a good exhibi
tion. Seven innings wero played, tho mar
ried defeating tho singlo women by a scoro
of twonty-flvo to hovoutcen. The 'decisions
ot tho ludy umpire wero not seriously dis
puted. Roasted to Death on a Cook-Stove.
Sheliivville, III., Sept 20. Mrs. An
drow Chrisenburg, a resident of Okaw
Township, last Weduosday whilo alono was
seized with an epileptic attack, mid, fulling
upon a cook-stove, was literally roasted to
death. In extricating herself, whon con
sciousness returned, largo pieces of llesli
still adhered to tho stove. Sho died in ter
rible agony this morning.
A Curious Display of Electricity.
Waupaua, Wis., Sept. 20. An interest
ing electrical display was witnessed hero
during a severe thunderstorm. Tho elec
tric light wires which run nlong Main
street wero so heavily charged with elec
tricity that largo bails ot ilro were seen
banging or suspended in tbo air just below
them. Occasionally ono would explode,
and n number of persons In tho vicinity
received severe shocks.
A Locomotive Bailer Explodes.
Baltimore, Sept. 20. The engine at
tached to the Bultimore & Ohio train from
New York burst her boiler about a mllo
outside the city. Tho engine was com
pletely wrecked and tbo baggage mid
smoking-cars telescoped. Fireman Charles
LIzer was scalded fatally and Engineer
Jeremiah Morningstar was badly injured.
Fatally Beaten By Drunken Brutes.
Pittsburgh, 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 are
entertained of his recovery. Pesch was
sitt ng on tho front steps of his residence,
whon the men camo up and attacked him
without any cause. The assailants wero
Texas Fever in Missouri.
St. Louis. Sopt. 20. Texas fever destroy
ed twenty-five head of cattle on the ranch
of J. Coyle, near Marshall. Mo., and they
aro still dying rapidly. Tho disease was
contracted from a nerd ot Texnns shipped
from Kansas City, and has spread to other
The Treaty a Hoax.
Wasiiinoton, Sept. 20. Tho fishery
treaty telegraphed from Ottawa turns out
to be a joke. It is a rehash of tho treaty
of 1854. The fourth section of the treaty
of thut year seems to have been taken by
tho inventor of the troaty 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 thut a
column of flame and smoke 100 feet in di
ameter issues from the crater.
Pestii, Sept. 20. A London merchant
died of cholera three hours after his arrival
A Fiendish Husband.
Chicaoo, Sept 20. James MoCambrlcl:
boat his wife, poured coal-oil over her, in
tending to burn her ulivo, but changing his
mind, threw her out ot a window, breaking
her neck. She will die.
The Bridge Broke Down.
Pateuson, N, J., Sept. 20. Dundee Lako
bridge, on Susquehanna Hallway, near
horo, broke down while a freight trulu wns
crossing it. No fatalities, Six freight
Moonshiners In Hoc,
Nabiiville, Tknn,, Sopt. 20, Revemib
olllcere returned from a raid amongst Ten
nussoo moonshiners, lodging flftuou prUou
era in tho Nashville Jail.
Revenge of a Colored Servant.
Mexico. Mo., Sept. 20. Mr. and Mrs. H.
Xi. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Gibbs,
who livo ten miles southwest of here, be
came violently ill yesterday morning from
the effects of poisoned victuals eaten at
breakfast. An antidote was administered
and all are now out of dangor. Tbo goueral
supposition is that a fourteon-yoiir-old col
ored girl, who is employed in tbo capacity
ot a nu mo to Mrs, Miller, administered tho
poison, She was punished a tow days ago,
and has beeu iu bad humor about it,
An Aged Relative.
Sl'iiiNoriKLi), Mass.. Sopt. 20. Mrs. Oli
ver Cleveland Clarke, a relative ot PresU
dent Cleveland, celebrated her lUUt birth
day hero to-day,
IIERE IT IS.
Now Tro&ty Botwoon tho TJnltod
Btatos and Canada.
The rlilicrles DUpiiia Iletween tho Two
Ciucaoo, Sopt. 24. Tho I)atty JVctcs this
morning prints n special dispatch from
Boston, giving what purports to bo n sy
nopsis of tho much-tnlkod-of treaty, Bald
to havo boon arrhngod between Canada
and tho United States. Tho first clause ot
tho treaty glvos American fishermen tho
liberty to take every kind of fish except
shell fish on tho coast, as well as in tho
bays, harbors and creeks of Canada and to
tbo adjacent islands, without restriction ns
to distance. It also glvos them tho right to
land for tho purposo of drying tholr nets
and curing tholr fish, providing thoy ar
rnngo with tho owners of tho proporty
they may uso and do not interfere with tho
British fishermen. The shad and salmon
flshorlcs and all rivers are reserved for
British fishermen. Article 2 gives British
fishermen tho same rights and privileges
on tho .western shores and coasts north of
tho thirty-sixth parallel. Articlo 2 admits
freo of duty into each country tho follow
ing articles t Grain, flour nnd brendstuffs
of all kinds, frosh cured and smoked meata,
fish of all kinds, fresh or salted, undried
fruits, cotton, woo, seeds and vegetables
oil of all kinds, products of fish and poul
try, eggs, bides, tanned skins, furs, skins
or tnlts undressed, stono or marble in crude
or finished stalo, buttor, cheese, tallow,
lard, horns, manuro, salt, oro of motals ot
all kinds, coal, pitch, turpontincashes, tlra
b r and lumber of every kind, manufac
tured in whole or in part, boots and shoos,
agricultural implements or fnrming tools,
firewoods, plants, shrubs or trees, cotton or
wooden goods of all kinds, whon manufac
tured in clothing, fish-oil, broom corn and
bark, unmanufactured tobacco, rags, flax,
hemp aqd tow, unmanufactured, dye stuffs
of all kinds, gypsum, ground or uupround,
hown or unwrought burrs or grindstones,
woodon, china or earthernware, books,
music, compositions, prints and sculpture,
rice and raw cotton. Articlo 5 gives United
States citizens tho right to navigate and
uso tho river St. Lawrenco and canals In
Canada the same as British subjects, and
allows British subjects the same right on
Luko Michigan. Article 6 extends tho scope
of tho other articles to Newfoundland, so
far as appllcablo to that colony, If tho
Provincial Parliament and the United
States Government pass tho necessary laws
to carry It into effect. Tho troaty is to
take effect as soon as the laws requiring it
sbnll have been passed by tho Imperial
Parliament of Great Britain, of the Pro
vincial Parliament of Colonies and tho
Congress of the United States. Such as
sent having been givon, tho treaty is to ro
mniii in forco twenty years, after which it
maybe terminated by giving one ycai's
notice by either party.
Washington, Sept. 24. The Washington
scientists have combined against Wiggins.
They all ngreo In pronouncing him a crank
a person of no scientific attainments,
without a knowledgo of tho first olemont
ary principles of physics, without standing
among scientists and wlthoutcreditamong
sensible men. "If bo is entitled to any
namo besides that of crank, it is astrologer.
His ways uro tbo ways of tho astrologers
of the dark ages. But he has not wit or
learning enough to be classed oven as an
astrologer. Scientist he is not."
Chicago Packing Interests.
Chicago, Sopt. 24. The Illinois Live
Stock Commission to-day decided to kill
all tho diseased cattle now In tbo Phoenix
and Shufeldt distilleries at Chicago and
sell all bealthy cattlo to tho highest
bidder. President Sherman, of tho Stock
Yards, protested in vain that millions
would bo lost to tbo packing interests it
tbo report went out that beef from the in
infected distilleries was beiugshippod from
Indian Outrago Ameliorated.
Wasiiinoton, Sopt. 24. Tho Acting Sec
retary ot War has received a dispatch
from tbo Indian Agent at tho Carlos
Agency, stating that tho remoyal of tbo
Warm Spring and Cbiricnhun Indinns Is a
cause of rejoicing to the Indians left there,
who are relieved of their fears of attacks
and are afforded a hotter opportunity for
acquiring habits of industry.
Oil trains Wrecked and. Burned.
PiTTsnunoii, Sept. 2-1. The first section
ot an oil train on tho Allegheny Valloy
railroad ran into the second section near
Logausport, Pa., at six o'clock this morn
ing, und both trains were demolished.
After the accident tho cars took fire, and
were entirely consumed. Tho loss will
reuch $20,000. No one was injured.
Heavy Losses from Hog Cholera.
Sfringfield, III., Sept 34. Late infor
mation received at the Agricultural De
partment regarding tho 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., Sept. 24. Geo. Webster,
aged twenty-live, and Clarence Wymun,
aged seventeen, were killed by a train on
the Buffalo and Southwestern railroad
yesterday, near Eden Center. They were
sitting on the ties, and did not see the train,
Severe Frosts About Quebec.
Quebec, Sept 34. Frost has been very
severe during the past few nights in the
country districts surrounding this city.
Tender plants and flowers and cucumbers
and tomato vines have been killed.
Earthquake Shocks In Iowa,
Peoria, Sept. 24. A special dispatch
from Wlnflold, la., states that five distinct
earthquake shocks wero felt at that place
last night at about eleven o'clock. No
special damage was done, but considerable'
alarm was felt.
The New Trial for the Anarchists.
Chicaoo, Sept 24. Judge Gray decided
this morning to bear the argument for a
new trial in the case of the condemned An
archists next Friday.
New York, Sopt 24. The business fail
ures in tho last seven dayB number 187, as
.'omparod with 185 last week and 1)8 the
Whirled to Death.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 24. Jacob Mar
quette, aged twenty-nine, employe of tho
Peninsular Car Company iu this city, was
to-day caught in tbo machinery in the
wood-working department and hurled
around toverul times mid then thrown
across a beam, dead. His skull was frac
tured, limbs broken and his body horribly
mutilated. He loaves a family.
A Colony for Mexico.
Milwaukee, Sept. 24. A colony has been
formed in Wisconsin, known as tho PaclOo
Colony, which will emigrate to Topolo
bambo, Mexico, October 1, on a grout ot
fifteen thousand acres ot land from tbo
Crushed by Falling Rook.
Wateutown, N. Y.. Sont. 34. A terrible
accldont occurred ntthe Iron miuesat Jays
vlllo, St, Lawrence County, at about six
o'clock yesterday morning. A charge of
dynamite had been fired, and tbo foreman,
William Anplo, and two workman, Felix
Basso and Frank lllaokburn, descended to
observe the result of tbo blast They had
scarcely entered the mine, however, when
amass ot rock fell, instantly killing Basse
and Blackburn. Apple was badly injured.
Erie, Pa., Sopt. 24. Wru. Woodward ana
Willis Phelps, of this city, went out gunning
on Lake Conneuut to-day, The firing of m
gun capsized the boat, and Phelps wt
Cropheiled by n Crazy Negro at Chatta
Chattasoooa, Ten.V., Sept. 23. A prophet
by the name of Richmond Roovos has ap-
poarod In this city and created a groat sen-
mtlon In predicting tho destruction of tho
elty by nineteen earthquakes. Ho has
chosen the summit of Cameron Hill ns his
rostrum, nnd npponrs thoro each evening
at soven o'clock. Tho hill rises two hun
dred foot abovo the city, built around its
base. On the summit is nn old fort, a
flagstaff and a plno thicket Thu hill
Is too high for rosldcnco sites, and
Is thoroforo lonely and uninhabited.
Last Thursday ovonlng a rolco was
hoard up thero in tho darkness calling
loudly, as If in earnest prayor. It was
repeated the nxt night, and olltcors
went up to mnke nn inspect!; n. Whon
they approached tho man c sap .eared
in the thicket This happens each
succeeding night, nnd ho seemed to havo tho
powers of disappearing llko a will-o'-the-wisp,
and puzzling his pursuors. Monday
night he aroused tho wholo neighborhood
for squares around by calling! "Flco for
vour lives: destruction is at
band I" Ho was chasod and
stoned, but escaped again in tho
thicket. Stories of his prophesies woro
spread abroad, and when durkness settled
down ovor tho hill Inst night hundreds ot
pooplo quietly wended their way up tho
slopes. The town clock struck the hour,
ana when tho rovorbcratious died away
behind tho hills tho volco of tho mysterious
man was heard, The spectators ap
proachod gradually nearer, and soon
formed a circlo around tho speaker. Ho did
not seem to bo disconccrtod by their ap
poarance, and continued preaching at the
top of his volco. He predicted tho de
struction of the city, the overthrow of
Lookout Mountain, and tho opoulug of tho
enrth from the Atlantic to tho Puciilc. "I
am a messenger of God," said ho. "Thero
aro to bo nlnoteen earthquakes; ono bus
already come. Four stm-s will fall, one iu
tho South, ono In the East, ono iu tho
North, one In tho West, and then the earth
quakes will begin." Great excitement ex
ists among the negroes bore, und muny re
vivals are being held.
Several Tanks nt Lima, O., Fired by Light
ningElectric Storm the Most Terri
fic) on Record In that Section,
Lima, O., Sept., 23. This morning at 7
o'clock our city was startled by a torrilio
clap of thunder. In a few moments black
clouds of smoko wero seen rolling up from
ono of tho oil-wells on tho Brotherton
land. The fire at once communicated with
the tank, and iu a few minutes all was on
fire. At tbo same time the gas iu the tank
800 yards west ignited. Tho wolls, all the
machinery, tanks, and about 2,400 barrels
of oil wero consumed. At 1 o'clock p. in.,
tho derrick at tho gas-works
was struck, consuming tho en
tire structure, machinery and tanks, and
1,200 barrels of oil. This well is adjoining
the gas-works, which at one time was iu
great danger, but the gas-works and all
machinery connected therewith are saved.
Tho railroad bridge was on flro sevoral
times, caused by oil running down, but wai
saved without much damago. About that
time high columns of black smoko wero
seen southeast from tho city, and live wolls
aro reported struck by lightning nnd do
stroyed: Hoglo No. 2, Shackoy, McLaiu,
Holmes and Bowman. Rain has been full
ing in torrents. Tho thunder and
lightning has exceeded any thing of
the kind known hero. Tho loss
to the oil men thus far is estimated at (25,
000. Mrs. Honderson, standing in the door
way of hor home, near tho first well struck,
was hit by the samo bolt and instantly
klllod. Reports of damage by lightning at
soveral places in this vicinity have been
received. At Bluffton tho Eastern & West
ern Narrow Gauge railroad depot was
struck by lightning nnd totally destroyed.
At Beaver Dam tho Lako Erie & Westtern
railroad depot was badly damaged. At
Spicorvillo Charles Hoover's barn was de
stroyed, and many barns and out-bouscs
aro reported to have been destroyod in tho
vicinity of Lima.
THE GBBAT CATTLE PLAQUE.
A General Slaughter of Affected Cattle
Agreed Upon Protest From Chi
cago Live Stock Dealers.
Chicago, III., Sept. 23. The State Livo
Stock Commission held a long meeting
with closed doors this afternoon and
evening and discussed the disposition ot
tho cattlo affected with the pleuro-pneu-monia
in the Chicago distilleries.
Governor Oglesby, Attorney - General
Hunt, and Dr. Rauch, of the State Board
of Health, took part in tho procee i
ings. They agree with the Board and tho
veterinarians that the only safo thing to do
would bo to destroy all tho animals that
bad been exposed or were affected. The
cattle now quarantined in tho Phoenix and
Shufeldt distilleries, numbering 2,000, will
be slaughtered and either cremated or seut
to the rendering establishments. The live
stock men protest against the actiou.
Raging Down In Texas.
Victoria, Texas, Sept. 28. Telegrams
from Indlanola are to the effect thut a
heavy storm is raging there. The wind is
reported at fifty miles an hour, and tbo
streets are three feet under water. Efforts
are in progress to remove the few inhabi
tants still there to higher ground. Tho
telegraph operator moved his office to a
box-car four miles this side of Indlanola.
No loss ot life is anticipated, and as but
little remains thero in the way of property,
no serious damage is likely to occur.
Brooks' Execution Postponed. J
Bt. Louis, Sept 23. In the Criminal
Court to-day the dates fixed for tbo exe
cution of Hugh M. Brooks, alias Walter H.
Lennox Maxwell, the chloroformer, and
Ohio Chlagiak and Colo Goom, tho Chinese
Highbinders, were postponed, tho former
for sixty and the latter for thirty days, in
order to allow a transcript ot the cases to
be made before the appeals are taken to
the Supreme Court
Russian War Preparations.
Berlin, Sept 33. The Vosstche Zeitung
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 that 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 tho soldiers in the Central Bar
racks here, and a general flight from tbo
city ot the wealthier inhabitants has be
gun. Minister Pendleton Coming Home.
Berlin, Sept 23. U. S. Minister Pendle
ton and daughter sail on tho steamer
Etruria from Liverpool, for Now York,
Americans Ordered Out.
Berlin, Sept. 23. Two American citizens
of German birtb, namod Schmidt and
Stuhr, who have been spending several
weeks on a visit to thoir old homes in
Kiel, Holstoin, havo been ordered by the
German Govornmout to leave the Empire
by the 8th of October.
Woman Burned to Death.
Omaha, Ner., Sept 23. Mrs. Alice Tit
comb was burned to death by hor clothing
igniting from a lamp thut bud buen upset.
Killed by a Horse.
Georgetown, Pa Sept 23. Charles Poo
was kicked iu tbo stomach by a horse, re
ceiving lujurios from which he died to-day.
Caught by a Revolving Shaft.
PlTTSuuncu, Sept. 23. Thomas Hoppen
aged about fourtcon years, empioyod by
the Pittsburgh Manufacturing Company at
Twenty-eighth street, was fatally In
Jured about five o'clock this evening. Hop
per was standing near a revolving shaft
when his apron was caught by some pro
jection, ami be was whirled around the
shaft four tlmos before the machinery
could be stopped. The lad was released
from bis predicament and a doctor sum
moned. Before examination it was found
both the boy's thighs and left arm wera
brokan.and bis skull fractured. The suit
?:eou removed fifteen pieces ot broken bones
i-om bis head before trephining the skull.
Hopper was removed to m home. He can
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
Jacob Bales, n Maumoo Valloy pioneer,
while rolling whoat land near Napoleon,
was thrown from tho rollor nnd injured so
badly that he died next morning.
A ooon voln of gas was struck at Quake
City nt the depth of ono thousand throe
hundred and sixty foot. Tho well was shot
with fifty quarts of nitroglycerine.
Fiuks wero started in tho window-glass
works nt Bnrncsvlllo, a fow days ago, thoy
having boon idle slnco July 1.
The noxt meeting of tho Sovereign Grand
Lodge, I. O. O. F., will bo held nt Columbus.
A binoularlt fatal accldont occurred to
Mrs. Hufford, wlfo ot A. W. Hufford, a
Cincinnati broker, tho other ovonlng while
preparing suppor. Sho picked up a cream
cracker from a pinto and began cntlng it
A moment lator she was solzed with a vio
lent fit of coughing. "A piccoof tho cracker
has lodged in my windpipe," she gaspod.
In a fow minutes sho became paralyzed.
Medical aid was sont for, but ot no avail,
for in twenty minutes sho was a corpse
The physician who was summoned opines
that death resulted from tho bursting of a
blood vessel, produced by tho violont
coughing rothor than from strangula
tion, as strangulation would not have
causod tho paralysis which preceded disso
lution. Tun detectives arrested Lizzlo Hoy, alias
Ellis, said to bo ono of tho most notorious
shoplifters in tho country. Tho police claim
that she has oporated in nearly ovory city
in tho United States. Sho was arrested at
Cleveland for stealing a shawl valued at
$ 450 in a prominent dry goods store.
Jab. W. Duncan, Deputy Supremo Com.
mnnder of tho colored Knights Templar of
tho Unltod States, died in Toledo.
The Cincinnati Board of Public Affairs,
in employing workmen, will make no dis
crimination in favor or against Union or
Mit. Jas. L. Durrougu, of Walnut Hills,
ono of tho brick machine exhibitors at tho
Cincinnati Exposition, had an arm torn off
tho other evening. Ho died next morning
Henry Ainbworth, deceased, bequeathed
$25,000 to Buchtel College, Akron.
Lulu HALL,aged fifteen, was enticed away
from her homo at Youngstown,iby a fakir.
Wm. Ste.mcamp, Republican candidate
for County Commissioner, was badly in
jured in a runaway at Columbus.
R. C. Pellino, a grocor doing business at
No. 303 Central avenue, Cincinnati, was
arrested the other day on a warrant sworn
out by State Dairy and Food Commissoner
Geghan charging him with selling a pack
age of oleomargarine not stamped with tho
true namo of tbo substance therein con
tained. Judge Fitzgerald allowed him to
go on his own recognizance.
Chas. Doll, President of tho late Cincin
nati Board of Public Works, Chas. T. Black
burn, clerk and James Morgan, a member,
wero arrested a few days ago ut tho In
stance of tho Board of Revision. Black
burn is charged with making out and ob-,
tabling money on falso bills of stono, grav
el and hauling in strcot improvements, the
amount of tbo steal being estimated at
about 15,000,and covering a period of two
years. Doll and Morgan aro charged with
approving tho bills, knowing them to be
The one hundred and fifty men employ
ed by tho Musslllon Water Company in
digging trenches, struck tho other day.
They want an advanco from $1.23 to $1.50
Secretary Proust, of tho Stato Board ot
Health, is sending instructions to physi
cians throughout the Stato that, If follow
ed, will aid In preventing the spread of
diphtheria, which in many communities ia
The Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry will
hold its eleventh annual reunion at the
battle-field of Perryville, Ky,, Octobers.
Genornl W. H. Gibson and General John
Beatty will bo tho orators of tbo day, and
it Is also expected that General Sherman
will bo present.
In the Supreme Court on tho 24th the At
torney General filed a motion to havo the
Dow law cases taken out of their order and
set for an early hearing.
During tho storm tho cither 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 ono side of it, and breaking the
glass into smithereens. Tho family nar-,
The other evening about sir o'clock
Frank Rhoads, of Bluffton, near Lima, was;
seriously, if not fatally injured by the ex-i
plosion of an empty whisky barrel. Rhoads
is a bar-tender in a saloon, and was out on
the pavement in front of tho saloon burn-j
ing out an empty whisky barrel. Htr
dropped a fuse into the barrel, which was
lying on its side, and drove in the plug
In a second or so there was a terrific explo
sion caused by the accumulation of tho gas,
in the barrel. Tho head of the barrel was
blown out and struck Rhoads, who was
standing near by, with tremendous force,
knocking him half way across tho street
When assistance arrived ho was found un
conscious and a largo pieco of flesh torn
from his side.
Mrs. Dr. S. C. Priest had a terrific strng
glo with a tramp at Newark, thoothorday.
He appeared at her houso on Fifth street,
telling a piteous tale and pleading for
something to eat. She started to get him
food, but had hardly turned her back be
fore he grabbed a gold broastpin lying on a,
stand. Tho act was witnessed by tho hired
girl in the kitchen. The lady was inform
ed, and returning to blm, sho grabbed him
and began shaking him violently. In do
ing this his coat was thrown back and a
knife belonging to her was discovered in
the pocket Sho grabbed it, and domanded
the jewelry. The tramp sulleulylcomplled.
Sho sent the hired girl for the police, but,
changing her mind, allowed tho villain to
dopart without the food or stolen goods,
having bravely rescued it from the thief by
Ax old woman eighty years of age ap.
plied recently to tbo mayor of Zanesville,
for aid to assist her on her way to Dayton.
She bad started from tho northern part ot
Maine about a month before with a very
small sum of money. By the aid ot a gen,
erous public sho has traveled most ot tho
way by rail, but was compolled at times to
walk. Sho said she trampod 100 miles.
A new postoflice has boon established at)
Ryon, Scioto County, with Daniel Pool as
The meoting of the Ohio Blato Grango
will bo hold at Mount Vernon on tbo 14th,
15th and loth of December noxt.
There wero 8,240 marriage liconsos issued
in Cincinnati last year aud 230 divorces
Wm. Harmon nnd Chns, Baker, of Tiffin.
are drilling a water well on tbo farm ot Lu
thur Cox, southeast of Now Washington.
At a depth of 125 feet thoy passed through
a bed of coat fifteen feet in thickness. At a
depth ot 146 feet another vein of coal six
feet thick was struck, and thou some gas.
DiriiTHEHiA of a most malignant type is
raging among the children at Bellefon
taino. It seems to be a throat disease
formerly known as blaok tonguo, All tbo
physicians in the city are kept going day
aud night. Two adults ouly havo diod with
the diseaso up to the 31st
JimTieunbv, a freight handler, was killed
by a C,, 0.,C &I. train at tho Wood
iveet crossing, Cincinnati, tbo other ulgbt
Churn ofton If you would liavt
swoot butter. Farm' Field and Slock'
Tho dcopor milk Is sot, tho less
nlrlngtho croain gots whllo rising.
Good salt tastes bettor than poor
buttor, but good buttor tiistostun tlmos
bottor than tho boflft suit. Agriculture.
Havo your milking performed In
n cleanly manlior, so that tho operator
can "stomach It" to drink himself, ami
occasionally test him. Prairie Farmer.
Cream makes bottor butter to riso
in cold air than to riso in cold water,
but It will riso sotmor In cold water,
and tho milk will keep sweet longer.
A calf that Is ralsod In tho dairy-
fed on skim milk and kept In a small
pasturo whoro but llttlo traveling Is
done, inakos tho bast stour whon but
two or threo years old. It Is sliortor
legged and miioter than tho ono that
has followed tho cow upon tho rnngo
whon a suckling. Farm and Field.
Whilo cheese-making does not ro
qtilro any more skill than btitlur-niak-Ing,
yot In tho country wo Und very
fw people who know how to make
first-class cheese. This is becau&o
choeso has not boon studied. Thoro is
no question in our minds but that
through tho heated season cheeso pays
bottor than butter. Field and Farpi.
A Holstoin cow, Clothilda, ownod at
Syracuse, N. Y., has closod her six-year-old
record. Sho has given during
that time a llttlo moro than 20,001)
pounds of milk, or about seventy
pounds a day. The highosl previous
record was 23,776 pounds, made threo
years ago by the cow Echo, owned at
Attica, N. Y. Boston Globe.
Thoro aro no mon on tho earth who
deserve bottor butter that "tho poor,"
if they work and pay for it; and still the
butterino men keep assuring the world
that thoy aro kindly making tho stuff
for tho especial delectation of tho poor;
and, lest they insult them by insinua
ting they are unable to pay a bier price
for their butter, they put it to them nt
crcamory prices. Hoard's Dairyman.
The problem is not only how much
butter per acre, but how much butter
nor ono thousand pounds of livo weight.
We want thb cow that turns out tho
most product on the least feed that is,
that most completely digests, assimi
lates and appropriates to milk and fat
the food she oats. 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 Full to
Make Hotll Kmls Meet.
Mr. J. Wallaeo, proprietor of ono of
tho leading Iowa creameries, issues a
thoughtful circular to his patrons on
tho causes of tho low profits of dairy
ing. This is a praisoworthy act on tho
part of Mr. Wallace, and it would ba
vastly to tho interest of co-oporativo
dairying if there 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 the creamery pat
ron. If we should sum it up in u nut
shell wo would say it is becatiso, us a
rule, ho is not a dairyman and is not
willing to expend either tho time,
thought or money to mako one of him
self. How can a man go into the 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 specilio business just
ns tobacco farming or cotton farming.
A large proportion of tho patrons of
the creameries in Iowa, Minnesota and
the West in general are ordinary far
mers, just emerged from whoat grow
ing, nnd as a rulo thoy don't seo any
need of special dairy education to mako
a success of producing and making
cream. We know this to bo true, for
the reason that it is extremely dilllcult to
get them to spend a small sum even in
tho purchase of printed matter where
these important questions are discusoed.
Such being tho case and showing as
little intorest as thoy do in their own
salvation, how can thoy expect to mako
money in a timo of low prices for cream
or butter. Yot we know of plenty of
well-posted dairymen who in those
times are making three times the money
on tho production of cream that tho
average patron is. This shows plainly
that the mischief with the patron is
his poor understanding of his business:
Take ono cause of tho many that
effect Mr. Wallace's patrons just
as they do the patrons of the majority
or other creameries. We allude to the
amount ot cream they get por cow.
Now ono of tho things a well-posted
dairyman always docs is to milk a good
cow. He won't have a poor unprofit
able cream producor about him. He
goes right to work at the outset to
study how to get her, and last how to
care for her. He knows, that as truo
as fate, if he makes any monoy in
times of low prices ho must have a
cow that produces a largo amount of
milk, and he must feed and caro for
her so she can produce a largo amount.
When all the cows in a certain Iowa
creamery are of such a poor unprofit
able oharactor that thoy average only
twenty-two dollars each in the sale of
cream for an entire season, any man of
sense knows that tho trouble is with
tho patron. Such men don't know
what it is to be cow farmers, and just
as long as thoy continue in that frame
of mind thoy can never mako monoy
from tho eow. Thoro is only ono road
out of tliis slough, and that is for
them to commouco to study what it
moans to bo a dairyman. Hoard's
Butter Fifty Years Old.
A writor tolls the following story
about a crook of buttor which was kept
nice and sweet for fifty years. Mrs.
Jupp, who was a famous dairy-woman
near Albany half a century ago; used to
lower her buttor into a well on the
premises which was noted for its very
cold water. Mrs. Juno would leave tho
butter hanging in tho wator for several
hours, and when taken out it would bo
as hard and cold as ice. One day in
1834 sho was lowering a crook of butter
into tho well, whon tno ropobroko and
tho crook foil to tho bottom, No ellbrt
was ever mado to recover it. For the
first timo inils history this well became
almost dry during tho rocont long
drought. A fow days ago the present
owner was cleaning tho well out whon
ho found tho crook Mrs, Jupp had lost
fifty yeara ago, In taking tho crook
from tho well tho finder accidentally
broke It. It was about ono-quartor full
of butter, whloh was as solid unci swuut
as It was tho day it wa? put down halt
a century ago, Popular Science.
Ljbrarios are a fouturo of tho Jails
in Yucatan, Mox,
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