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The Ohio Democrat.
nilEHM & WHITE, l'ubll-hcr.
LOGAN. : t OHIO.
Bai.timohi- will soon havo a crematory.
Mark Twain is said to be worth a mil'
DinminniA Is opldomlo throughout On
Thomas F. BATAnn, jr., Is n Yalo frosh
man this fall.
Cuoicn frozen turkays ore twenty contu
m pound in lioston.
Nine-tenths of tho army and navy of
fleer havo blue eyes.
TiiEiir. are twonty-BOven peaks In Nevada
e-tcocuing lu.uuo feet In height.
A niiEEX rose Is one of tho nowest pro-
auctions of botanical sclonco.
A riNcit of snuff largo onough to produco
goou sneczo will euro hiccough.
Mn. Bkecimr's lectures in England are
old on tbo strcots at a ponny a pieco.
The Rhodo Island census shows aprepon
deranco of 11,000 women in that Stale.
There are numerous Masonic lodges in
franco composed exclusively of women.
J at Gould gives it as bis opinion that
telegraph rates will never bo any hlghor.
Tiieiie nro sevonty-thrco students now in
the Harvard annex for women, with moro
It is now claimed that Robert Hooke, In
1C04, was tho first to indicate the use of the
There Is not over six pounds of waste to
the largest ox now kill at a Chicago pack'
The flow of water from tho famous arte
sian woll at Belle I'lain, la., is gradually
The valuo of tho exports of breadstuff's
from the United States during September
It is estimated that the prune crop in
Banta Clara County, California, this season
is worth $1,200,000.
Denis Kearney has appeared upon the
political stage in San Francisco again. Ho
wants to bo a sheriff.
Fresi air and pure water havo been
called twin sisters, nnd as such they should
bo welcomed in every bomo.
There is a man in Boston who swallow
llvo frogs. Ho can easily take in six before
lie begins his regular dinner.
General Beauregard visited Grant's
tomb at Riverside, tho other day, and left
m bunco or violets on tbo grave.
TnE constitutionality of tho United states
Btatuto against importing labor was affirm
ed at Detroit by Judge Brown.
Henrt Georoe, workingman's candidate
!for Mayor of New York, at one timo during
his eventful life, was a tramp printer.
If somebody will kindly remove tho
ruins from Wiggins' prostrate form it may
yet be time to catch his expiring predic
tion. Mn. E. Stone Wiggins, tho Canadian
earthquake and general weather prophet
parts his hair as well as his name, in the
The mortality from Alpine climbing h.is
been unusually high during tho present
.nenson. There have been twelve fatal ac
cidents. Boaud at Canadian hotels is ndvancln
so rapidly that cashiers of moderate steal
dugs will soon havo to lookup some less ex
TnE lion nnd lamb paradox is knocked
into insignificant flinders by a Cedar Ran
ids (la.) cat which has adopted a mouse as
iier nursling and special pet.
TnE grape is the most easily digested of
an iruits. it contains sugar, gum and glu
ten, together with a vegetable acid, and is
therefore very nutritious.
While it may be truo that the tobacco
crop has been injured by frost in some sec
tions, we have the assurance that tho cab
bage crop is in prime condition.
Maxwell, the condemned murderer of
Freller, has lost tho indifference that char
acterized him during his trial and is re
ported to be completely unmanned.
A joreion astronomer has just predicted
a terrible earthquake for tho latter part of
jfrlOO. This is something like business, and
it gives every one an opportunity to pre-
pare for it.
There are in Iowa about 11,075 school
bouses, 23,119 teachers, 023,157 children of
school age, with an enrollment in tho
schools of 472,000 and an average attend
ance of 24S.408.
Datlioht is to be let into the patent
medicine bottle in Darmstadt. The city
-chemist is to analyze every drug of tho
sort and print a statement, so that he who
brinks may read.
The number of deserters from tbo U. S.
Army the past fiscal your aggregate but
3,800, against a, 100 in 1SS5, 3,000 in 1SS4, and
about an equal number in tho four or fire
Tue Lowell .Courier claims to hare con
structed the fol, owing ingenious palin
.drome: "No, it is opposition." A palin-
rflrome is a sentenco that reads the same
.forward and backward.
Out of the 702,44.4 words composing the
trevised Blblo721,U72 are the same as found
jin tbo revised edition issued in 1011. Only
nlno per cent. .70,772 have been changed,
66,508 have boen excluded.
i Boston's yachting mania bad such a hold
on one suburban congregation that on a
recent Sunday a Aural yacht adornod the
pulpit to the scandal of the conservative
.lament among the -worshipers.
A mo eagle that measured nlno feet from
(tip to tip, captured last spring near Bing
'bumpton, N. Y., was released tho other
day. On its leg is u brass tug giving the
date of its liberation, and offering cash
prizes for tho return of tho bird.
TnE manufacture of solid carbonio aoid
gas has become a settled industry in Borlin.
It Is put up in small cylinders, and it kept
under pressure will last some time that is,
s cylinder 1J inches (a diameter and 2
inchou long will take tiro hours to melt into
A "saleslady" of Philadelphia who has
been twgnAy-Jlye years behind the counter,
ays tlie greatburtlen In store life lies no!
in the work but In the fact that women
dQ'n't like other women. Some days girl's
feol bad, and to hare their own sax bully
them and browbeat them is more than tbey
can bear- The women iu front of the
counter make life bard for the woman be
Tiieiie hare been more than 43,000 trees
set out in the streets of Berlin within tho
past two years. This has been tho work of
the city authorities and not of indiriduui
property owners. One of the results has
been to make Berlin one of the prettiest
cities in tbo world.
A raw days ago a romantlo marriage oc
curred on aWilllamsport and North Branch
train, near Wllliamsport, I'a. Oliver How
lett and Emma Whltwlre made up their
minds to get married and prevailed upon
Abe conductor of the train, Iter, W. H.
141 ly, to tie the knot for them. Tho couple
stood up and in a very short time the
-proanber-conductor prpuouuped tlwm muii
THE BIG STRIKE ENDED
tho Peremptory Ordor of tho
Knights of Labor,
Anil Hereafter Trn Hours Will lie a Day's
Work for tho Chicago l'nckcts.
CniUAno, Oct. IS. Tho strike of tho
packlng-houso workmen was formally
ended this afternoon. Tho strikers hold n
mass-mcotliigon tho prnlrlo about So'clock,
at which between 12,000 and 14,000 men
wero present. A proposition to roturn to
work on tho 10-hour plan was carried al
most unanimously and tho strlko was do
clarcd at nn cud. Shortly afterward, Mr.
Barry, the Knight of Labor dolcgato,
watted on Mr. Armour and said thostriko
was at end and that tbo men would ro
turn to work to-morrow morning without
making any c ndltions. Tho pnckl g
hji so i wn rs will keep nil their n w mo i
a d by rutin ng tho houses up to their fu 1
capicly expect to be able t lotalnin
their employ n arly nil tlior od men.
By tho timo the miring on tho prairlo
wus about to be c lied to older by Mr.
Bair this proposed surrender hud oeu
divined, and It w s with tho gicatest dim
cut that tho men woiesufllciontl quieted
to I'crmit Barrv's volo to bo heard lie
steppe l to iho front of th slao and look
a sheet of pr.per fiom h s pocket. The
crowd gu s i d fti con outs, and a showor
of grouns nnd hisses followed tho move
ment. Not in the least taken aback tho
dolcgate came down upon u tnblo with a
guvel iu so decisive a munnor as to rostoro
suflk'lcut order for the hurried rending of
tho order for tho men to go to work at ton
hours u day. A howl went up at tho reading
of tho paper that could bo hoard for blocks.
Agaiu, with difficulty, Mr. Bnrry secured
quiet. "This is tho order of the Knights
of Labor. You will return to your sov
cral shops to-morrow morning, every ono
of you." This was delivered with un
mistakable emphasis. Some cool-headed
delegates arose at this point und counseled
the mon to obey. A vote was taken on
tho question. The affirm atlvo vote was
very weak, but there wore no dissenting
voices. Mr. Barry immediately Btepped
into a carriage and drovo down to 1. D.
Armour's city office. The packer received
blm courteously and listened attentively
while he l elated the brief story of the end
ing of the strike. Then Mr. Burry put the
query to Mr. Armour: "Will you dispense
with the services of your now men if the
old employes return to-morrow 1" Mr.
Armour emphatically declared that not
one of the now men would be sup
planted, if they deslicd to remain. He
added that the beef butchers upon their
return must work ten hours or not at all.
This evening Mr. Armour, to stand by
his oft-made assertion that the packers
could better afford a concession to the beef
men than to the pork mon, Instructed his
manager to give all the beef mon who re
turn to work to-morrow an advance of 50
cents per day ovor the old rates. Some
time after the strike had beendeclaied at
an end, announcement was made thai the
packers had adopted a winter schedule of
wages, to go into effect immediately. This
is equivalent to a temporary advance of 10
per cent. The scale ordinarily does not
take effect until the middlo of November.
Boston, Oct. 18. The twenty-nine-and--ne-halt
foot python which recently got
away in City Hall Fark, New York, again
escaped this morning while being trans
ferred fi om his box to a cage at a museum
here. Crawling under tbo stage, the
snake broke anuy several boards, cntored
the cellar, got Into the cold-air box of the
furnace and burst open its sides, tho bricks
flying in all directions. Four men seized
him, and after a terrible struggle, lasting
an nour and a half, they succeeded in
caging him. During the fight the python
wound himself around two ibick joists and
snapped them as easily as it they were only
pipe-stems. He bit one man iu the wrist,
and squeezed the breath out of another by
'ammiug bim against the wall.
Mad With Thirst.
Beaumont, Tex., Oct, Is. A new dan
ger seems to have s-rung up in tho vicini
ty of Subtno that has scared the searchers
for the unfortunates. The cattl' have e
come da gerous w Id animals. The water
ing pooN have been fill d with sea w ter
and ho cattle ar wild with thirst. Satur
day o en ing a stee chased three men who
were ulk ng along the edge of tho bayou
and would probably have killed t o u if
they had not succeeded in re ch ng their
boat. When the sieer saw he was foiled
he seeine . to b-coinom re furious, plough
ing up th) sand with his horns und bellow
The Storm in Ireland.
Belfast, Oct. 18. The low-lying dis
.riots of Ulster are submerged. Tho gale
on the Irish coast continues unabated,
compelling all vossols to seek shelter. Lim
erick advices say the Malcair river drain
age works burst, flooding the adjacent dis
trlct and destroying valuable crops. Much
damage was done Ty the urricane on the
.northwest coast of France. Many steam
ers were compelled to postpone their de
parture. World's Championship Ball Games.
Chicago, Oct. 18. The first game of a
series of seven, between the Cbicagos,
champions of the League Association, and
Browns, of St. Louis, champions of the
American Association, for tho champion
ship of the world and $10,000, was played
here this afternoon. Following is the score:
Chicagos, 0; St. Louis, 0. There were be
tween three thousand and five thousand
peopie present at the commencement of the
A Panther Runs Amuck.
Paris, Oct. 18. A panther escaped from
a menagerie in Chambery, the capital of
Savoy, to-day, and ran through the streets,
creating a great panic The beast bit many
persons andscalped and killed a policeman
before he was captured.
Gypsy Emigrants Denied a Landing.
New York, Oct 18. Commissioner of
Emigration Starrs to-day refu ed to hIIow
fortv -three Gypsies who arri ed to-day on
the Nethe land' steamship W A. Sch 1
ter, from Rotterdam, to land, and ordred
them so tback to tho t amer. The Scha -4er
"ill now have to -oard and keip them
until she returns to Rotter am.
Marriage of the Govei tor of Maryland.
Camuridge, Mo., Oct. 18. Governor
Henry Lloyd was married to-day to Miss
Mary E. Staplefort, also of this old town.
They will make a short wedding tour bo
fore going to Annapolis to resid in tl'
m m m
Tho Smith family was largoly rep
resented In tho army of tho Union, and
at one timo there wero upward of six
hundred in tho Army of tho Potomac.
On one of tho regimental rolls in tho
Teutonic division, which gave tho names
and birthplaces, wero ontercd, "Glo
vanui Smith!, Italy; Juan Smlthas,
Spaii Hans Schmidt, Holland) Ivan
Sclm thiweski, Poland; Jean Smeets,
France; Ion Skiniuw'ton, Greece," and
twelve John Smiths born in this coun
try, besides one whoso nativo land was
eweot Erin, of whom it was recorded,
'named Patrick, but says that ho Is
called John for short." Jcmj Perky
Tho Grand Old Man scorns to have
a great admiration for Cassar, for I
recollect in 1800 ho announced that
"he had crossed tho Rubicon and burnt
his boats and bridges." A non-classical
reporter on this occasion mado a
serious mistake, for ho announced to a
wondering world that Mr. Gladstone
had "not only passed tho Rubicon, but
ho had burnt his coat nnd breeches!"
This astounding (information caused
great misgivings among Mr, Glad
Btono's friends, for tho weather was
Tory chilly when ho performed this dea
pornto font, Zom(w Temple liar,
OF NO EARTHLY USB.
The Kngllftli Sparrow anil the Ilolmltnk,
Vests That Hhoutd be exterminated.
Washinoton, Oct. 17. Tho material l
largely In hand In tho nowly organized
division of economic ornithology of the
Department of Agriculturo for a scries of
bulletins upon tho relations of several com
mon specie of birds in till- country to agri
culture, Tho ovldenco collected will hnvo
a strong tendency In some casos to upset
widely prevalent notions respecting the
habits nnd value of certain birds, in others
to lead to organized efforts for tho miti
gation or oxtluctlon of posts which threaten
destruction to valunblo branches of
agriculture. In tho latter category
Dr. C. II. Mcrriam, tho head of tho
division, placos tho English sparrow as
chief. This bird was imported with a
flourish of prutso somo ycftrs ago, as nn
agent for the protection .of sliado trees
from tho ravages of caterpillars, Inch
worms and other creoplng things, nnd has
so multiplied nnd devoloped among Its
now surroundings as to become, Dr. Mcr
riam thinks, a vast groatcr scourge than
tho ono it was expected to countoruct.
Its present rato of incrcaso is enor
mous, and tho now territory which It
Invndos is estimated nt more thou
1110,000 squaro miles annually. It is
essentially a town bird, nestling almost
exclusively about nnd upon tho projections
of buildings, but it takes long vacations
during "tho fruit-growing seasons, nnd
wreaks its fastidious appotlto upon tho
largest and juciest of grapes and tho
daintiest of tree fruits, In which work of
destruction its aggregate of damages is
almost Incompu tllilo. How best to prevent
its furthr increase and curtail its rav
aging propensities Is an unsolved prob
lem. It may be shot or poisoned, or It may
bo despoiled of Its nest, but uoltbor plan
promises permanent reliof. It is a wary
nnd suspicious creature, readily learning to
avoid places whoro any of its follows mot
their fate, while, as if iu anticipation of
futuro necessities, it has within the lnsc
your or two begun to study and practici
tbo art of nest-buildlng in trees. Tbn
bobolink of tho North (tho rico bird of
tbo South) has boen rocoiving mucn
closer attention from tbo ornithol
ogist and his correspondents. This choer
ful creature Is found to bo rather
helpful to the Northern grain-growers, an
examination of its maw disclosing tho fact
that it does not care for tho growing grain,
but lives upon tho seeds of destructive
weeds and equally destructive field insects.
But it so times its annual migration as to
pass about three weeks in tho rico fields of
the South, at tho scuson when that grain
is in the milky stnto, and there its ravages
aro enormous. The estimated annual loss
to the rice planters from tho depredntions
of this bird is between (3,000,000 and $4,
000,000. A MILLION-COLLAR FIRE.
The Town of Salisbury, Md., llclnc Swept
Out by the Flames.
Salisbury, Mn., Oct. 17. A fire, which
started in a small frame stable about 7
o'clock to-night, swept over the entire bus
iness portion of the village. A brisk wind
from tbo southeast spread the flames rap
idly, while the inhabitants stood by power
less to prevent tho destruction, as the dry
frame buildings burned too fiercely to be
chocked by tho small apparatus. Assist
ance has boen asked from Crlslleld,
and Wilmington, Dol., but at a
lato hour to-night it looks as though tho en
tire village would bodestroed. It is im
possible to enumoruto tbo property lost nt
this late hour,but a rough guess places the
damago at over $1,000,000. Stores with their
contents wore licked up by tho flames, and
tho streets to-night aro full of people whoso
homes have been destroyed. At midnight
the fire is still burning 'fiercely, and there
seems to be no hope of stay lng'lts progress.
No lives havo been lost so far as can bo
Something Must lie Done to Protect Her
Against American "Tourists."
Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 17. The enormous
influx of United States forgets, defaulters
and swindlers into Canada within the pust
month or so has roused tho autboritios to
taking further action in urging upon tho
British Government the noco-slty of ar
ranging extradition treaty with the United
States, which in its scope will include
many of tho crimes and 'criminals wbo,
under tho present treaty, nro beyond tho
reach of the law.
The Death List Increasing.
Beaumont, Tex., Oct. 17. It is estimated
by persons who havo been ovor the scene of
tho disaster at Johnson's Bayou, Sabine
Pass and Taylor's Bayou, that the death
list will amount to two hundred and fifty.
Eighty-five bodies havo beon recovered and
burled at Johnson's Bayou, fifty-four at
Sabine Pass and about seventy white and
colored persons are still missing at Sabine
Pass, alone. Hundreds of thousands of acres
are still submerged, rendering the search for
the dead verydillicult. Over sixtypeoplo still
remain to be accounted for at Johnson's
Bayou. It is thought that many of the
dead have boen carried out to sea by tbo
National Ordnance Factory.
WASiHNOTOx.Oct. 17. The work of trans
forming the Washington Navy-yard into a
naval ordnance factory will bo commenced
in a few days. Tho old buildings will be
taken down or reconstructed, and new
ones, suitable to the new kind of industry,
will bo built. The Secretary of tho Navy
Intends to place this new naval ordnance
shop as speedily as possible in a condition
of the most efficiency. It is expected that
within sixty days ,100 men will bo employed
in the shops, and that ultimately more than
3.000 will be at work there. Appropriations
have already been mado to establish the
Fall ef a Brewery Building.
PiTTSBUiion, Oct. 17. The Keystone
brewing Company's four-story brick ware
house, on South Thirty-fifth street, fell with
a loud crush about daylight this morning.
The building was completely wrecked, and
a large amount of beer stored In kegs In
fhn Ct t11 ft 11 .. .laDtctirArl Tlin Iaoii .......
Hw hv.hvwu.w uuou.vjuu. AUU IU3I, W3
forty-thousand dollars. No person was In-
j" ,- ai-uuuui nua -juu&uu UY Hit
All n 1 n t n fa tellHM
WUUUBHUUB 1T1I1 Tiny,
i. - ..-
New Orleans, Oct. 17. Yellow fover has
made its appearance in Mississippi, and S75
cases were reported at Biloxi In the past
two weeks. The State Board of Health
quarantined tho place to-day.
Mike McCool Dies at New Orleans:
New Orleans, Oct. 17. Mlko McCool,
well known in pugilistic circles, died this
morning at the Charity Hospital hero of
kidney diseases and complications arising
therefrom. He was 41) years old.
One Thousand Deaths a Day.
San Francisco, Oct. 17. Privato advice
eceived iu this city stato that cholera is
still raging fiercely in Corea. No idea can
be formed of tho extent of tho scourge. It
has moro than decimated the Capital,
where out of a population of two hundred
thousuud tho death rute runs at tho fright'
ful average of a thousand a day.
Extensive Fissure Left by the Quakes.
Cuauleston, 8. C, Oct. 17. News has
been r celved hero that anntboreartbqiiako
fissure has been discovered near the mui u
fucturiug town of Polser which is neur tlio
mountains, and which was thought to bo
out of the range of the disturbances. It is
said to be -ovoral inches wide, and runs
through a cotton-Hold east and west.
Terrible Deed of a Mother.
London, Oct. 17. Mrs. Leader, wife of a
utcher doing busluess in Cumberwel), a
suburb of Loudon, altera quarrel with her
husband lett her home, taking hor ilvu lit
tle children with her. Stio wont to the
Thames river at Fulbatn and threw herself
and the flvo children into the water. AiJ
were drowned but one of the children.
Attempt to lurn a Town.
3alt Lak, Utah, Oct. 17, Tho east halt
of Stockton, Utah, was burned to-day by
supposed Incendiary fires, Tbo loss will lis
23,(100; Inkuranco about ono-third. Tho
suspected party is a Mrs. Provost, who
threatened a tow days ugo to burn tba
town unless tba suloomi quit sellfug Jlquur
n bar liindiaiid. "
Packors and EmployosLook Hornfl
on tho Eight Hour Rule.
Nearly Seventeen Thousand Men Out A
Long nnd ltttter Struggle Kvident.
CntOAoo, Oct. IS. Thoro is no prospect
of nn early settlement of tho packers'
strike. The packing-house firm como to
tho reliof of Armour by saying that thoy
nro as much responsible for tho stand
taken as ho, and that thoy will stand to
gether to the last. Thoy claim that Ar
mour has l,GO0 mon employed and moro
arriving dnlly. Armour's beef-packors
wero ordered out this morning. Dolcgate
Harry, rcforrlng to tho ordering out of
those mon, said; "Wo hnvo formally de
clared war on tho big pork specula
tor, nnd it will bo war to tbo knile
nnd knife to tho hilt. I shall get to
Richmond now before the convention ad
journs, and you may depend upon it that
Armour's meats throughout tbo United
States will bo an unknown quantity in loss
than throe months. Wo intend to light nn
aggressive battlo, and Armour, with his mil
lions, will cither bo brought to terms or rele
gated to tho position of a rotirod, if not a
bankrupt, pork-packer. As far as tho mon
nro concerned, we shall take care of them.
Besides, tho closing down of ho industry
hero doos not necessarily do away with it al
together. Tho demand is bound to boniot;
if not horo, elsowhere." During a confer
ence this evening botween Dolcgatos Butler
nnd Barry on the ono side, and P. D. Ar
mour and S. W. Allcrton, two of the
wealthiest pnekers, on the othor, the sug
gestion that a long striko would result in
great loss financially, and tho loss of life,
perhaps, beside, elicited from Armour
tho sentiment that loss of life cut
no figure In tho case; it was a
question of right or wrong, and
right was going to prevail at any cost.
Nearly seventeen thousand men, in addi
tion to those already out, refused to go to
work this morning, In obedience to tho or
der of the Executive Board of District As
sembly No. f7, "Knights of Labor, of which
Dolegate Butler is Master Workman. Al
most every regularly employed workman
in tho houso quit, and ton sheep butchers
quit this morning. The beef and sboop
butchers made great sacrifices iu obeying,
for they enjoyed good pay and eight hours,
but not a man of them failed to go out.
Swift & Morris, rivals of Armour, are
thus enablod to eclipse tho latter's beet
trade, unloss he cau rosumo work at once
with non-Union men and this Armour
is attempting to do. Flnkorton guards
have been largoly increased at tbo yards,
and each prominent packer's residence Is
guarded to-night by two stalwart police
men, who refuso to allow ovon reporters to
set foot on the premises.
THE check: RETURNED.
Editor Dana Refuses to Allow the Grants
to Pay That Ulll.
New York, Oct 15. Colonel Fred. Grant
has written a letter to tho editor of tho
Sun, saying that white the Grant family
regards the bill of Holmes & Co., the under
takers, who embalmed the General's
body as unjust, they did not wish to see
others suffer by reason of it. and he there
fore encloses Mrs. Grant's check for 1500,
the amount of Holmes & Co. '8 bill. To
this, Mr. Dana replies that as the Grant
family regard the bill as improper, there
is no reason why the Sun should be reim
bursed for its payment of the same, and
the check is therefore returned.
To-n to Pieces by Hogs.
Mount Steiilino, III., Oct. 15. Mrs.
Greenwell, a widow, aged sevonty years,
left home on Tuesday attornoon between
three and four oclock to visit Mr. McWlI
liams, distant about three-quarters of a
mile. She did not return on Tuesday
uight, but nothing strange was thought
of tbat; but anxiety came when
Wednesday morning did not bring
her, and search was mado, and after
a time the bones and pieces of her bloody
flesh were found surrounded by a drovo of
hogs, who wero fighting over her remains,
which were identified by scraps of clothing
asthoso of Mrs. Greenwell. It is supposed
that the old lady fainted, and tbat tho bogs
attacked her before she regained conscious
ness. The Storm at Erie, Pa.
Erik, Fa., Oct 15. The gale which struck
Erio last evening prostrated the wires and
Erie was isolated until this morning. The
water rose in the bay to the bight of flvo
feet and destroyed a number of Usurmon's
houses and a large amount of pvoperty.
The only lives lost were those of Samuel
Oxer and Clayton Royer, who. during the
first gale, drove in front of a train and
were killed outright The storm was tho
worst known iu twenty years.
A Bad Dakota Judge.
Pierrb, Dak., Oct. 15. Judge McCann,
one of the most prominent men of Sully
County, has suddenly disappeared, and it ia
reported that he has fled to Canada. The
Judge has appropriated a considerable
amount of money belonging to other par
ties entrusted to bis care. McCormick
Reaper Company and others are interested.
McCann's office was declared vacant yes
terday and another appointment made.
The Sabine Pass Disaster.
Beaumont, Tex., Oct. 15. Reports from
Sabine Pass state the destruction of life
and property there by the recent deluge
is terrible. The list of missing is over
one hundred, ninety of wbom are known
to bo drowned. The pecuniary loss is esti
mated at half a million. The town was
wiped out of existence.
A Slight Shook at Charleston.
Charleston, S. C, Oct 15. There was a.
slight but distinct shock of earthquake
shortly after 4 o'clock this morning, which
made windows rattle, but did no other
harm. The same shock was felt at Sum
mervillc. Niagara Knocked About.
Niaoara, Ont., Oct. 15. Tbo wind-storm
which set in last night continued till this
morning, blowing down fences, wind
mills, trees and huusos, loaving the town
iu a dilapidated condition. Nobody war
Richmond, Va., Oct. 15. Minneapolis
bas been selected as the placo for holding
the uext annual convention of tho General
Assembly of tho Knights of Labor after a
loug und tedious contest.
The Department of Missouri.
Washington, Oct IB. General Wilcox,
recently promoted, bas been ordered to
assume command of tho Departments of
Rome, Oct. 15. Within tho last few days
eleven Italian regiments bavo been armed
with repeating rifles. The work of alter
ing the present rifles into repeaters is
proceeding night ana day.
New York, Oct. 15. There were 179 fail
ures in the United States and Canada re
ported to R. G. Dun & Co., during the weok,
as compared with a total of 100 last week.
Paris, Oct. 15. Louise Michel writes to
the Social papers that she will decline a
pardon and will inslt on golug to prison
unless sue is grautod full umuesty.
Janitor Titus Found Guilty,
Bblviuere, N. J., Oct. 15. The jury In
the Titus case roudorod a verdict of murder
in the first degree for killing Tllilo Smith.
Foreman Lake burst into tears after an
nouncing the verdict. On the first ballot
tbe jury stood 0 to a against the prisoner
as guilty of murder in the first degree.
To Try Sam Patoh's Feat,
Rochester, N, Y,, Oot. 15. Donovin,wbo
jumped oil thu Brooklyn bridge, is her
examlulng tbe Qeueseo Falls, where Sam
Patch mado bis celebrated leap to death
over fifty years ago. Donovln will erect
ilatforw. and attempt the saiue leap.
A WIDE-SPREAD STORM.
Farther Details or the Disaster at Rabin
Oranoe, Tax,, Oct 14. Details of the
destruction by tho Btorm at Sabine Past
and Johnson's Bayou come In slowly and
aro yet Indefinite, though all agree that
there has beon a great loss of life nnd
property. Two brothers named Pomoroy
wero picked up by tho Rchoonor Andrew
Baden in Sublno Lako. Thoy had been in
tho water thirty-six hours, clinging to
tholr capsized yawl. Tliolr mothor nnd
slstoraml M-b. Captain Jttnkor, her son nnd
a littlo girl of tho party wero lost. Tbo
Pomoroys roport that 60 livos woro lost at
tbo Portor houso. whoro tho pooplo bad
collected 'as tho bost plnco of safety. It
wont to pieces nt 0 o'clock. Many persons
are mlsdlng. Still greater loss is roportod
from Johnson's Bayou. Whole families
woro swept away. Not a houso was loft
standing within flvo miles of tho lake. Par
tics woro organized Inst night and loft on
tho steamer Lamar and Emily P. with pro
visions and bedding.
blno Pass, by tho storm of Tuesday night
was fearful. Tho mal.-bont from Cameron
Parish reports that tho water at Calo
casiou Pass Was eight foot deep at tho
Ught-houso, and that tho entire country
east and west was submerged Tuesday
night, drowning thousands of cattlo and
ruining crops. Nows from Pointe la Hncbo
and points below shows that tho first ac
count of the damago was rathorundorthan
overestimated. There has boen almost a
total destruction of crops of all kinds from
Folnto a la Hncbo to Fort Eods on the cast
sldo of thorlver. Tho Bcbooner J.&J.,lumhor
laden, wnn driven nn tho levoo. thirtv-flvo
miles below the city, and lett high and dry.
Two unknown luggors shared tbe samo
fato. What oranges thore wero on the
trees woro torn off. Tho damago botween
Polnto a la Hncho In rice gardens, cattle,
horses, poultry, bouses, etc., is estimated
at $200,000. No loss of lifo is reported.
Washington, Oct. 14 Reports of disas
ters from the storm aro coming in. At
Chicago troos and saplings were twisted off,
and houses demolished. T wen t -nine
houses nt Buffalo, N. Y., were totally de
stroyed and a number of persons killed.
The wires throughout Michigan are nlmost
all down, caused by tho storm. Tbe storm
was pretty general through Illinois, Indi
ana and portions of Kentucky and Ohio.
Necrology of Congress.
tVAsniNOTON, Oct 14. The death of Sen
ator Pike makes the death roll of the Forty-ninth
Congress eight in numberalrcndy.
Mr. Duncan, of Pennsylvania, who was a
member of the Forty-eight Congress and
re-elected to the Forty-ninth, died before
tho close of tho Forty-eighth.
Mr. Ellwood, of Illinois, died before the
session of the Forty-ninth began. Rankin,
of Wisconsin, came here dying, and was
the third on the death roll. Congressman
Hahn, of Louisiana, was next; then Mr.
Colo, of Maryland; then Mr. B-ach, of
New York. In the Senate Senator Miller,
of California, died during tbe session, and
now Sonator Fiko. Tbe number of deaths
in this Congress is a good deal above the
average rate of mortality in Congress.
His Innocenoe Established.
Newark, N. J., Oct. 14. Ten years ago
Charles Smith, treasurer of Kearney Town
ship, near this city, was accused of robbing
the township of S25.000. He claimed that
he bad refunded $25,000 worth of bonds,
but the canceled securities had been stolon
from his office. Proceedings woro begun
against him, but they were discontinued.
Wednesday workmen discovered a strong
box buried in tbo ground some distance
from Mr. Smith's houso. It was found to
on tain SSO.OOO of canceled bonds of Kear
ney Township. Smith's innocence is thus
In Spring Grove Cemetery.
Cincinnati, Oct. 14. Tho remains of the
late Cbiof Justice Salmon P. Chase arrived
.from Washington by special train this
morning, escorted by members of his
family, the Chief Justice and his associates
on the Supreme Bench, and a committee
f the House of Representatives. Homo
Tin I services wore held in Musio Hall, where
tho remains were received by Governor
IForaker on behalf ot tho citizens ot Ohio.
Addresses wero then made by ex-Governor
IHoadly and Jnstlce Stanley Matthews.
!Rev. Dr. John Hall delivered the prayer.
The remains were then carried to Spring
Grove Cemetery for interment
Costly Work of the Wind.
Kankakee, III., Oct. 14. Tho water
.works tower at this place which was com
pleted last week, was blown over to-day,
.crushing the barn of H. H. Johnson and a
portion of the residence ot Joshua Aldrich.
Aldrich and his wife were In another por
tion of the house at the time aud were un-
In-ltlHAl Tho tin.... na 19A taat- l.lmL
twenty feet across was of boiler iron, and
cost $15,000. The wind blew down trees
and chimneys and tore off roofs. No lives
Mammoth Butterine Factory.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 14. The Duquesno
Dairy Company, of this city, and the firm
of C. H. Robinson & Co., of Chicago, have
consolidated, and will commence the man
ufacture ot butterine in Pittsburgh next
month. Natural gas advantages bring the
factory here. It will be one of the largest
tn tbo world, turning out seventy-five
thousand firkins ot butterine per day, and
will pay internal revenue taxes of $450,000
Bold Bank Robbery.
Ashland, Wis., Oct. 14. Two men enter
ed Wilmarth's Bank about 10 o'clock thli
morning, and compelled Mr. Wilmarth to
enter the vault at the point of their revolv
ers. Wb.Uo ho was in the vault tho robbers
secured $4 000 in cash from a small
safe and mado their escape. The police
and a posse of citizens are on tho track of
the robbers, who took to tbe woods.
Hewitt Accepts, With a Proviso.
New York, Oct. 14. Abram S. Hewitt
has accepted the Tammany Hall nomina
tion for Mayor of New York, provided the
balance of the ticket Is a good one. Th o
dore Roosevelt has been nominated for
Mayor of New York by the Citizens' Com
mittee of One Hundred.
Censured for Hauling Down the Flag.
Ottawa, Oct. 14, Tho Canadian Council
confirraod tbe $400 fine against the Amer
ican vessel Marion Grimes, but censured
Captain Quigiey for hauling down the flag.
Perry Belmont Renominated.
New York, Oct. 14. Perry Belmont was
renominated for Congress to-day In the
First New York District.
A Great Strike Ended.
Philadblfiiia, Oct. 14. Work will be re
sumed to-morrow at all of tho Frunkford
cotton and woolen mills, which have been
ylug idlo for tbo past nlno days, and' in
which about 1,100 hands wore employed.
A Strange Freak.
Toronto, Oot. 14. A woman gave birth
today to a child, just flvo months after
her previous confinement. Both aro weU
'developed and heulthy boys.
Grief Caused His Suicide.
East Ukadino, Fa,, Oct. 14. IIunryToms
banged himself to-day because his sou bud
recently boen drowned,
Vermont's Claim Against the Government
Washinqton, Oot. 14. Vermout is asking
the payment of a claim of $00,800 against
the General Government. Third Auditor
Williams finds, howover,that thoro Is stand
ing on tbe books of tbo Orduauoo Depart
mont acbarnoagaiuBt that Stato of $M!1 780
in favor of Uuole Sam, and pending such
action as Secretary Manning may soo fit to
take, tbe claim of tbo State will be bold
Mimmukre, Wis,, Oot. 14,-Tue steam
bargo Holah Chamberlain, valuod at $00,.
000, was sunk off Sheboygan In a collision
with tbe bteainur John Prldgeou, jr, Fir
of (b ciew were lout
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
The Ohio Btato Board ot Health has is
sued n pamphlet on tho subject ot scarlet
fover, from which the following rules for
prevention aro taken I
1. Avoid tho contagium of tho disease.
Especially should children bo proventod
from going noar a case of scarlot fovor, or
from coming in contact with anything
which has been near one sick with this dis
ease. 2. Bo careful ot books, toys, cnts and
dogs which may bavo boon bandied by a
scarlot fever patlont Tbo dlscaso has
beon spread by circulating libraries, pic
ture books having been taken therofrom to
nmuso tho pntlont and returned withot be
0. One recovering from this dlsense should
not bo permitted to mingle with tbo public
until bo nnd his clothing have boon thor
oughly clcanod nnd disinfected.
4. No child coming from a houso contain
ing n caso of scarlet favor, should bo allow
ed to attend school or other public assem
bly, nud should bo pre von ted from playing
with other chtidron.
5. Any one coming from such a house
should bathe, disinfect and change his
clothing before going where thore aro chil
dren. 0. Bowaro of any one with a sore throat;
do not allow your children to bo kissed by
such a person, or to drink from the samo
7. When scarlet fovor Is present in your
community, do not tnko the children to
crowded assemblies in unvontilatod rooms.
8. Seo that your houso and promises nro
perfectly clean. Look to your cellars,
sowers, cess pools, sinks and water closets,
and allow no decaying animal or vegetable
matter to poison tho atmosphere of your
DuniNO tho heavy wind-storm which
prevailed throughout that section a few
days ago, Union School-house, four miles
southwest of Felicity, was totally destroy
ed. Forty odd scholars wero engaged in
their studies, when the teacher noticed tbe
increasing forco of the wind, and dismissed
them from tho building. Scarcely bad the
last ones been taken from the house when
it fell with a loud crash into a heap of ruins.
The corner-stono of tho Intermediate
Penitentiary at Mansfield' will be laid No
vember 4. Letters of acceptance have beon
recoived from Governor J. B. Foroker, Attorney-General
Kohlor, Secretary of State
J. W. Robinson, Ex -Governors George
Hoadly, Charles Foster and Bishop, Ex
President Hayes, Grand Master Mason 8.
Stacker Williams, oHon. Z. R. Brockway,
of tbo Elmira Reformatory, Hon. Allen O.
Myers and Hon. John C. Covert, wbo are
expected to bo present and participate in
tbe exercises, and also to address a meet
ing held in the Congregational church in
the evening of tbat day, which will be pre
sided over by Ex-President R. B. Hayes.
All the benovolent and secret organizations
in tho State have been invited, and many
bavo accepted. A large number ot tbe del
egates to tho National Prison Congress,
which meets at Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 0, will
stop off. All membors of tbe General As
sembly bavo been invited. Senator John
Sherman will be Officer of tho Day.
Leonard Cook, an old resident of
Brownsville, while driving a throe-horse
team drawing a wagon-load of pottery
down a steep hill, tho wagon overturned,
throwing tho load ot pottery on top of him.
Mr. Cook was horribly crushed, and at last
accounts was not expected to live.
Thieves effected an ontranco to the store
of Donges Bros., merchant tailors, at Alli
ance, and carried away about two hundred
dollars' worth of goods. No clew.
Striking miners at Belfont Iron Works,
Lawrence County, have returned to work
at old prices.
John McBride, of Logan, formerly Su
perintendent ot the Ohio Canal, died from
an overdose of morphine.
A Lake Erie and Western train ran over
Timothy Carmody at Fremont, and killed
him instantly. Asleep on tho track.
Henry Hughes, living near Jackson,
caught bis finger in tbe rollers of a cider
press. In extricating ithe pulled his linger
entirely from his band, tho palmar tendon,
twolvo Inches long, coming with it
The day after tbe first severe shock ot
earthquake at Charleston, a well in the
yard of Thomas White, Sandusky, began
to smell bod, the water turned black, and
has boon unfit for use. It was cleaned ont
a few days ago. In tho bottom a deep hole
had been drillod. Into this a long pole was
tbrustand churned up and down. Sud
denly it was forced out and oil began to
flow. The well is nearly full and is ex
pected to overflow. Mr. White attributes
it to the earthquake shock.
Workmen, the other morning, dug from
the tunnel under the railroad on Second
street, Newark, the dead body of a man. It
was found in a kind ot leaning position
against tho west side ot the tunnel. Coro
ner Yearly bad tbe body movod. The body
had only been dead a few days, and was
recognized as tbat of Perry Dovaro, aged
about thirty years, of Coshocton. He was
a victim.to drink, and tho other day was
intoxicated, not bolng at work. Tho other
men worked until midnight that night, aud
it is supposed that be afterward went into
the tunnel and knocked one of the braces
out so tbo dirt would cave In, aud thus give
tbe mon moro work, when the top came in
on bim, burying him alive. His chest and
face wero badly bruised. Coroner Yearly
held an inquest and returned a verdict in
accordance with the abovo facts.
Lewis Wkdstek was acquitted of the
murder of Ferry Harrington, a
farmer at Geneva, after having been
twice convicted of tbe murder and once
been seutonced to be banged.
At Sandusky tbo other oveniug tho four-year-old
daughter ot Theodore Knoberle
was left alone for a short time, when it
wandered into a cistern nnd was drowned.
Andrew Lucas, one of the Pittsburgh
gang employed on tbo Water-Works, at
Massillon, whilo drunk, bounced a freight
east the other night, mid bis mangled und
dead body was touud the next morning
three miles from the city.
A very violent wind-storm passed over
Fostoria a few days ago, doing cousidor
ablo damage to roofs and trees. The mag
nificent new main hall at the
Fair-grounds is fully throo feet oft
plumb, und Floral Hall is blown a foot off
its foundation. Tin roofs are injured and
itreou are blown down all ovortowu. It
was the most violent storm that has visited
that eity for ten years.
Amiiiiose Bowers bad his band caught in
the machinery of a printing press at New
Philadelphia, a few days ago, and so badly
lacerated that ampution will probably be
Wi. L. Maoinnis, of Ohio, has been ap
po nted Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of 'Wyoming.
Cuas. O'Donnell, well known as a nitro
glycerine manufacturer of Flndlay, while
shooting a wuter woll at tho refinery tbo
othor afternoon, was fatally Injured. The
well is but twenty-eight feet deep. Tbe go
devil slipped from bis hand, and before be
could get away he was thrown about fifty
feet iu thu air, nearly every bone in hU
body being broken. He lived but three
hours after the accident
Auqust BacKBit's tailoring establishment
burned at Cincinnati, and Margaret Link
,and tier daughter, eighteen years old. per
dulied In the flames.
Tim Ohio Supreme Court bos rendered a
deouiou reinstating Firs Chief Tresenrlder,
of Columbus, removed by the mayor JJ
Under tho now law, If a farmer, or
largo manufacturer in cities, clandes
tinely tnnnufneturo oloomnrgnrlno or
stiatio, not only tho machinery, but tho
farms, lots nnu buildings aro forfeited
to tho Oovornmont. Proiric Farmer.
A dnlrymnn sayss "To koop nutter
fresh, work It until solid; nmko into
rolls. Tuko two gallons of water, ono
pint ot sugnr, ono lorcl tnblcs-ioonful
of snltpelro; nmko tho brine strong
enough to botir nn ogg; boil und skim.
Whon cool, pour over tho buttor, nnd
keep under brino with n weight. Hut
tor will thus koop for n yonr ns sweet
as whon churned." Farm, Field and
Under tho now ordor of farming
dairying litis become, witli tho nid of
co-oponttion In buttor or checso facto
ries, or both combined in ono, ns ono
of tho "chores" rnthor than labors of
tho farm, tho milking boing dono nt
morning nnd evening, nnd not usually
interfering witli tho farm work, nnd as
thu rovenue thus gained Is likely to bo
noarly us much ns othor farm opera
tions combined, tho nil vantages of
dairying can bo readily seen. JJoston
Tho farmer who would plant and
woll cultivate onough ensilage and
other corn to feed Ills stock nil tho
forage thoy need, without relying upon
much grass or hay, would lind his farm
as fertile, oven if ho sold hay, ns under
present gonoral management; and if ho
would invest ills hay monoy, if he can
do no bottor, in moro improved stock,
ho would, soon have n Turgor income
from tho earnings of his cattlo and a
moro valuable farm. Hoard's Dairy
man. Weighing tho milk is tho best
means of registering tho capabilities
and particulars of a cow and hor yield.
If dono ono day each weok nnd noted
down, tho table so constructed will bo
a most efllcient guide to the total quan
tity yielded, tho rato of Increase, tho
average or season's yiold, tho time of
calving, tho time of going dry, tho ef-'
fects of particular food, etc., while n'
suddon decrease Is tho first symptom;
of any disease or trouble. Wo can con
fidently spenk from experience as to
tho benefits to be derived from even a)
roughly kept register of tho produce. '
American Dairyman. ,
TREATMENT OF COWS.
How tn Preserve the Flavor anil Body ofj
Milk from All Contamination.
Any harsh trcatmont that excites the
cow lessens tho quantity and injures
the quality of her yield. Cows should
bo allowed an abundant supply of
wholesome, suitable food and as much
pure water as thoy will drink. A sup
ply of salt should bo placed where they
havoracccss to it every day. Cows
should not be allowed to drink stag
nant, impure water or to eat cleanings
from horse stables, leoks, turnip tops,
or any thing that will give the milk an
offensive taint. All milk vessels should'
bo thoroughly cleansed, lirst boing
well washed, then senjded with boiling
water and afterwards sufficiently aired
to keep them perfectly sweet. The
cows should be milked with dry hands
and only after the udders havo been
washed or woll brushed.
Milking should bo dono and milk
should be kopt only whore tho sur
rounding air is pure and froo from all
objectionable and tainting odors.
Milking in a fouUstrelling stable or
yard imparts to milk an injurious taint.
Sour wlioy should novor bo fed. nor
should hogs bo kept in a milking yard
or near a milking stand. Tin pails
only should be used. All milk should
bo properly strained immediately after
milking, and for that purpose a de
tached strainer is preferable to a strain
er pail. Good ventilation for a milk
house, milk cellar or dairy room is most
essential, and may bo provided by lead
ing an air drain undi rground for say
two hundred feet. Through it a sup
ply of pure, fresh, cool air may be ad
mitted. The foul or warm air may be
allowed to escape through tho ventila
tors or windows in or near tho coiling.
Cream should invariably bo removed
from tho milk bofore tho milk is sour.
Tho cream for each churning should be
gathered into and kept in one vessel,
and the whole should bo well stirred
ever) time fresh cream is added. In
summer it should not be left longer
than throo days beforo churning. The
best churning temperatures arc be
tween fifty and sixty degroos during
tho summer, and between sixty and sixty-four
degrees during the winter. But
tor can bo moro thoroughly washed
froo from buttermilk while in a granu
lar condition than after it is gnthored
or pressed into a roll. Only tho best
pure salt, of medium nnd uniform fine
ness of grntn should bo used, and from
threo-quartors to nn ounco of salt per
pound of butter will be found satisfac
tory for the Biiiniiioi-. The utmost clean
liness in milking, in utensils and in all
surroundings can only prosorvo tho
flavor nnd body of milk, cream, butter
and cheese from contamination. N.
GOOD AND BAD BUTTER.
Rapid Approach of the Time When Dairy
' Products Will Sell According to Quality.
The establishment of creameries has
accomplished ono good, apart from
financial benefits accruing to owners
jnnd patrons. They hare rondo the
.public bottor acquainted witli what
ood buttor really is, and consumers
arc bocoming moro exaoting as to
quality. This will compel the manu
facture of a bottor article by farmers
and (Inirymen. Formerly in local mar
kots "buttor," whatever tho flavor,
,color or other characteristics, all sold
at tho samo prico. Now. except in
somo of tho smaller towns, thoro
Js a wido rnngo in tho prico. At
somo country storos ail butter is still
bought nt a uniform prico, suiliolontly
'low to allow tho donlor to nmko the
.nocossury classification of "oholco
roll," "good countryj" "old grease,"
etc. Many buttor-makors would be
surprised and mortified if they knew
how much of tholr product wont into
tho latter class. Thoso country deal
ers disliko to offend good customers by
tolling thorn thoir buttor is inferior to
that mado by othors, as farmer's wlros
especially are sensitive on this subject.
Tho result Is that thoso who make a
really good artlolo object to helping
pay for inferior produots, and scud
their buttor to a market whore a olassl
dicatlori is mado. Thus tho "one
prico" butter donlor is losing his trade,
and the timo will soon bo wTicn buttor
will soil orerywhoro according.to qual
ity, This will prove a groat stimulus
to the manufacturer of good buttoi
and an undoubted bonolit to tho dairy,
A now post-ofllco in Ner
ha boen christened Gladstone.