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VOL. XXIV. NO. 36,
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1889.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
HEWS ASP NOTES,
A Summary of Important Events.
Ex-Si:sator Plait's son has entered
General Tracy's law firm la New York
Tu Bank of Franco, on the 21st, de
clared a dividend of forty fraacs per
Brcrictary Noble, on the 17th, received
and accepted tho resignation of General
Fran Big"!, pension agent in New York
Four men were killed in a Qht betweer
Chickasaw police, boomers and cattle
men on the borders of Oklahoma on the
It is asserted in Berlin that the Germai
Government intends, after the Reichstag
is dissolved, to prosecute the Socialist
Thk Blav News, a paper printed ir
Pittsburgh, Pa., has been inhibited li;
Austria, and can no longer enter that
Wm. O'Coxxor has cabled an accept
ance of the challenge to row Searle, the
Australian oarsman, for 2,503 a Bide, oji
the Thnins, in September.
Several Russian officers connected
with the artillery service have been ar
retted in connection with substantiated
charges of plotting against the life of the
Oh the 10th, Secretary Windom directed
that Mrs. Kuta Flynn and herthrea infant
children, nnd Mrs. Margaret Cassidy,
paupers, be returned from Philadeljihia
The Cimarron and Canadian rivera in
Oklahoma are swollen and running with
great force, and it is predicted that many
boomers will be drowned la attempting
to ford them.
Famine prevails iu the villages of Bic'tse
and Bistritz, and in tho Waa river
district in Hungary. Hundreds of peopio
are starving and many deaths have al
The report that yellow fever had re
Ippearod at Jacksonville, Fla., was posi
tively contradicted, an the 19th, by Dr.
Mitchell, president of the Duval County
Board of Health.
President Harrison, on the 17th, in
formed a prominent applicant for a con
sulship that ho would not be able to cou
ii&er any applications for consulships for
three or four weeks.
Eiqhtkks inches of snow fell at Veta
Pass, Col., on the 10th. Thore won snow
all over Bouthern Colorado, but out on
the plains it melted as fast as it fell. A
good grazing seasou is assured.
Bisnop O'Hara has issued a circular
letter orderiug special services iu all the
Catholic churches of tho Scranton (Pa.)
diocese on April 30, to commemorate the
centennial of Washington's inauguration.
Tub secret order of the Golden Field
was formed at Los Angeles, Cal., recently
with the object of seizing Lower Cali
fornia, making it an independent repub
lic ami then seeking admission to the
Tun opening of the Ceuteunial Loan
Exhibition of Historical Paintings and
Holies at tho Metropolitan Opera-House,
New York, on the evening of the 17th,
was graced by the presence of Mrs.
G rover Cleveland.
Reynolds Bros., of Toledo, O., on the
10th, shipped eleven cargoes of corn, ag
gregating O'W.OOO bushels, to Liverpool.
The entire fleet left together. This is one
of the largest shipments of grain ever
inado from that port.
Empkbor William will go to Stuttgart,
ou June 2.1 next, to offer hU congratula
tions to King Charles of Wurtteiuberg at
the jubilee celebrullou to b held ou tho
twenty-fifth anniversary of King Charles
accession to the throne.
Nkarly 0iM) immigrants were landed at
Castle Garden, on the 10th, from ths
steamers Thiugvalla, Helvetia and
Italy. The steamship Bothnia, which was
Bigualed oil Handy Hook, also had a num
ber of immigrants on board.
C. N. Gurkx, traveling passenger agent
of the Bee Liue, who returned to Kansas
City, on tho 18th, from a trip through
Oklahoma, says he touud more than five
persons for every claim, ready to cross
the Hue at a moment's notice.
Ox tho 17lh, Assistant Secretary Bus soy,
of the Interior Department, rendered
three decisions iu pension cases in which
the question of "lane of duty" was in
Tolveil. He followed the principles laid
down in tho case of Brokeushaw.
Tint will of Mrs. W. K. Vamlcrbilt
Allen, daughter of the late Commodore
Yaudorbtlt, bequeathes the CKtate, valued
at V. 000,0 k), m fix equal parts, one to
each of her five living children and ono
fco the children of her deceased son.
Tne eleettou to till tho vacaut seat in
the British Parliament for the Central
division of Birmingham, which took place
on the lMh, resulted in the choice of Mr.
Albert Bright, by a vote of 0,010 to 2,5ti0
for Mr. Beale, the Liberal candidate.
Gabriel DmosT, a prominent leader
In the Kiel rebclion, has arrived nt Duck
Luke, N. W. T., the scene of the battles of
JXS"), and is addressing meetings of half
breeds, urging them to pro their griev
ances upou tho Dominion Oo-vemuient.
Nan PoICe. a Chinaman, sold about
seven hundred bosrus passports to New
Haven (Conn.) V-leitials who have
friends iu Chiua desirous of ouing t
America. Ho charged one dollar each,
nnd having th roughly worked his field
Thk one hundred and fourteenth anni
versary if the battle of Lexington, Mass.,
was celebrated on the lUIh. Salutes were
fired and all church bells rung at sun
rise. About two hundred persons par
took ot nn old-fashioned breakfast, served
In Massachusetts Hall.
Tuk Cherokee Commission met at the
Inferior Department, on the lMh, and had
a conference with Hecret-ary Noble in re
gard to their duties. He explained the
Cherokee treaties to the commissioners,
ud also handed them printed instruc
tions for their guidance.
Ths Secretary of State has been in
formed by cable of the death, at Bresluu,
Prussia, on the l.Mh, ot Consul Pithmar,
the United States representative there.
Mr. Pithmar was appointed to the posi
tion by President Hayes in IMS, and had
hefd the office ever since.
Fred Uvax, a son of the newly-appointed
Minister to Mxlco, has been ar
rested at Los Augeles, Cal., charged with
obtaining on a draft on his father,
which the latter refused to honor. The
young mau is about twenty-three years
old, and has led a wild life.
Governor Homnsox of Massachusetts
called onJ.be Piesideut, on the l(Hh, and
triformd uim that he ould not possibly
accept the position of Cherokee- Commis
sioner. This will necessitate a new ap
. pot-j tic out, and will delay the departure
ht tho coyi.idoners for their tield of
To facilitate th dispatch of business.
President Harrison has assigned one day
tf ea u week lo rVn-ider busmen portaiu
iug to each of the ti great executive de
partments, and on the day allotted to one
lutili s the bu.tuev is of pre-sing and
urgent importance) he will net cousidei
tho business of another.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Thk trial of Luke Emerson, the Mis
souri horse-dealer, who in February last
ratAlly shot one man and seriously wound
ed another in Oxford street, London, was
concluded on the 16th. The jury acquit
ted Emerson of tue charge of murder, and
he was discharged.
Kej?k refuses to pitch for the New
Yorks for less than IS"i,000 a year, and as
Mr. Day declines to pay over $4,000, it Is
probable that Tim will not be with the
Giants this season.
Two brothers of the man who committed
suicide at the American HotaL Niagara
Falls, recently, have identified the body
as that of James XV. McGann, of Peters
burg, N. Y.
The State Department has been In
formed by Consul McLain, rt New Provi
lence Island, that the brig Tarifa, of New
York, J. W. Brown, master, stranded at
Uosselle shoal, Bahama on March 21,
while bound for Vera Cruz with a cargo
of crude oil. The ship is a total loss, but
the crew of nine men and part of the
cargo were saved.
Private letters from Vienna convey the
intelligence, undoubtedly authentic, that
tha Austrian court is exerting every pos
sible endeavor to conceal the actual con
dition of the Emperor and Empress.
Both are represented as being in the last
stages of mental dissolution.
Governor Nichols of Louisiana issued
a quarantine proclamation, on the 16th, to
take effect May 1, iu accordance with the
resolutions lately adopted by the State
Board of Health.
Thk schooner Eva, of Baltimore, Md.,
which had been missing for several days,
was, ou the 17th, given up as lost by her
owners. She sailed from Baltimore for
Old Point Comfort with a load of oyster
shells, and was manned by Captain Henry
Isaacs, oi Baltimore, and a crew of five
The condition of Louis Kossuth was re
ported, on the 17th, as much improved.
II is physicians stated that tha favorable
symptoms of his malady wero Increas
ing. The court-martlnl of Lieutenant-Commander
Bjok, in Washington, ended on
the 17th, but tho findings of the court
were not mado public. The extreme pen
alty that can be imposed upon a com
mander for leaving his ship in time of
peace is dismissal trom the service, but
there arc certain modifying circumstances
iu Lieutenant-Commander Book's case
that will probably lessen tho sentence to
SiKCRKTARY Blaine estimates that there
are upwards of 3,500 applications on file
in his department for the 210 United
Fkijcie Vtart, aged seventy-two, a
professional bdggar, died recently of de
bility and neglect iu New Orleans, and
when the coroner searched the shanty he
found $34,000 secreted in various places.
Pellhttikr Delahoussate, of New
Iberia, La., and his youngest son, Louis,
were, on the 10th, shot and dangerously
wounded by an unknown negro. The ne
gro was afterward captured and lynched
by a party who pursued him.
Thk steamer Everett, a rafter owned by
the Burlington (la.) Lumber Company,
was struck by a gale near Burlington, on
the night of the 18lh, and sunk. Sixteen
persons were on board, twelve of whom
Dr. Eliot Couks, accompanied by Mrs.
Coues, will sail for England during the
summer. It is his purpose to take a trip
around the world in the interest of the
Theosophlcal Society of America.
TnE Nova Sootian Legislature was pro
rogued, on the. 17th, by Chief -Justice
MacDonahl,Admiuistrator of the Govern
ment. Thk National Academy of Sciences at
its session in Washin'-rton, oa the lith,
re-elected Prof. O. K. Marsh, president.
and Prof. Simon Newcouib, vice-preside
John II. Swift, a brutal wife murderer,
was hanged nt Hartford, Conn., on the
ISth. This is the case in which the Bisters
of the condemned man labored so earn
estly iu his behalf in the State Legislat
ure. Frank ltonivsov, wanted in Chicago for
stealing ;t,500 from a building and loan
association, has been captured in Kansas
Joseph Kino, a wealthy farmer near
Spriugflold, Mass., wa kille 1 by his son
Edgar, ou the 18th. E lgar then fired the
house and committed suicide.
A bao containing $d.Y000 in gold was
stolen from the express office at Brainerd,
Minn., on tha night of the l.th.
Sylvester Grvbb, who killed his sweet
heart, Gertie Downing, at the Vincennes
(Ind.) fair, last fall, was hanged on the
While removing telegraph poles, in
New York City, on the ltuh, two men were
dragged from a third story window by a
guy rope. One was iustantly killed and
tho other seriousjy injured.
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, having in a
published letter stated that Lord Ran
dolph Churchill said iu November he
would not contest the seat for Birming
ham, Lord Randolph replied, on the 18th,
that the statement was utterly false. It is
expected that further interchantres of
amenities will ensue between the two
Two thieves were arrested at Provi
dence, It. I., on the 18th, and receipts
were found upon them for goods eent by
express to Mrs. Mamio Marshall, of New
York, and to parties in Chicago. They
gave their names as Michrvel Koach and
George Burke, and are lelieved to be
noted thieves. They had been working
Boston and other Eastern cities.
Tiiie Fairmouut coal mine aud breaker
at Pittston, Pa., operated by W. U. Har
ris, was closed, ou the 18th. by tho sheriff.
on an execution taken out by S. B. Fian,
Th- embarrassment of Mr. Harris was
caused by t.ullness la trade.
Whitrlaw Reii was sworn in as United
States Minister to France on the lsith.
The Common Council of Boston, on the
18th, appropriated 1,000 for sports on
Ivbor Day. Half tho sum will go toward
defraying the expenses of a regatta on
the C'.iarles river, uiiil 'r the auspices of
the New England Amateur Bowing Asso
BiciiARD Byrne a member of the book-
publishing firm of C. A. Thompson, Ssw
ork.died in the Pullman sleeper of a San
ta Fe train near Alma, Kan., on the niht
vf the 17th. D.ath was caused by hemor
rhage of the lungs. Mr. Byrne, accom
pauied by his wife, was ou his way home
from California, whither he had gone for
An exhibition of revolutionary relics
was opened at the Louvre, in Paris, on
the lsih, by President Carnot.
Levi Stratt, of Boston, convicted of
passing counterfeit bills, was, on the lth
lined J,000 and sentenced to five years
Simpson's largo steam saw-mill at
Churehwood, Pulaskt County, Vs., was
totally destroyed by the explosion of a
boiler on the lth. John Harkdrider, V
P. S. fiord and Charles McCoy, all white
were painfully injured.
Ihe body of an unknown roan was
found fioatiug iu an eddy lose to the
t-hore under Inspiration Point, at Niairara
Falls, on the ISih. The only articles
found ou the body were a silver watch
and a red cotton handkerchief.
The coal elevator and pockets belong
ing to Thomas L, Tone, at Oae Hnndred
and Thirty-third street and North Hiver,
New York, were burned on the 19ta.
One hundred coal-heavers and trim
mers employed at the Delaware & Lacka
wanna railroad coal docks, in New York
City, struck ou the l'.tth. They claim that
tho time-keeper has .not been keeping
their time correctly.
Thk Canadian Oatmoal Millers' Asso
ciation, embracing over City mills, dis
to'.ved, on the l'Jih, on Recount of depres
sion iu tvudo.
English politicians are somewhat dis
turbed at the tone assumed lately by the
Italian newspapers regarding the situa
tion in Abyssinia, caused by the death of .
King John, which leaves no immediate
successor to the throue.
The Fairmount colliery, near Pittston,
Pa operated by Morris & Co., suspend
ed on the 18th. The colliery employed
about three hundred men. It was old
and pretty well worked out, and had been
unprofitable for some time. The liabili
ties are unknown, but are thought to b
Rev. Dr. Bradford Pierck, the noted
Methodist, professor, editor and author,
died, on the' 19th, at Newton, Mass., aged
seventy-seven years. He was a trustee
of Boston University, of YFellesley Col.
lege, and president of the Wesleyan Or
phan Home,, and always had been promi
nent in the work of industrial and re
Excise Commissioner Jons Ccnsixg-
ham, or New York City, who was known
ad ''Honest John," for the reason that he
always turned his face against any thing
savoring of corruption, died, on the 19th,
from a cancer of the throat, similar to
that which caused the death of ex-Presi
Thk rush of emigrants from the south
western part of Ireland is so great as to
alarm the authorities for the future of
that region. The country is being rapidly
depleted of its population, and there is
really no inducement to be offered tor
people to remain.
The steamer British Prince arrived at
Philadelphia, on the 18th, from Liverpool,
after a terrific passage occupying fifteen
days. Nothing was seen of the Danmark
or her missing passengers.
A committee of Grand Army officers
waited upon the President, on the 19th.
and asked him to attend the reunion of
the Army of the Potomac at Orange,
N. J. The President informed the dele
gation that he could not possibly be pres
E. T. Avery, the Treasury Department
agent who investigated the complaints
concerning the partly-finished public
building at Binghamton, N. Y., mado a
lengthy report to the Secretary of the
Treasury, on the 19th, in which he states
that a great deal of the work is poorly
done and that deviations from the speci
fications have been made.
Secretary Noble, on the 19th, ap
pointed John H. Timple, of Ohio, prin
cipal examiner of laud claims and con
tests in the General Land-OSQce.
The music halls and dancing saloons of
London are having hard work to renew
their licenses under the new County
Council. The old Board of Works granted
licenses in a free-aiid-easy style, but the
council is invest iga ring and refusing
applications for licenses in a manner
quite appalling to the petitioners.
Three children of Nathaniel Powell, of
Miner's Mills, Pa., died, on the 19th, with
in a few hours of each other of typhoid
Thk wiTl of the late W. J. Syms, the
millionaire speculator and contractor of
New York City, bequeaths $350,000 to
Roosevelt Hospital in that city. .
Mr. Gladstone scarcely ever misses
taking a long daily walk, even violating
the injunction of his physician to indulge
in his favorite pastime aud exercise.
Marshal Tom Needles went to Guth
rie, Oklahoma, on the 13th, and was given
the privilege of sleeping in a tent by the
United States officer in charge of a de
tachment of troops which had arrived
only a few hours previous.
The Dolphin arrived at Singapore,
India, on the 19th, and sailed the follow
ing day tor Bombay, stopping at Colom
bo. All on board were well.
James William Whitely, of Grove
Hill, Ala., was, on the 19th, appointed to a
cauetship at the Military Academy. Guy
Soldom Painter, of Titusville, Pa., and
Geo. Vidmer, of Citronville, Ala., were
Theo. F. Schcmaker, a German gar
dener, seventy-five years of age, commit
ted suicide in Washington, on the 18th, by
shooting himself through the breast while
crazed with drink. Ho leaves a widow
and six children.
There were two cases of sun-stroke in
Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 19th. neither of
them serious. The thermometer regis
tered 87 degrees.
Toe celebrated Codman will case, at
Boston, was amicably settled, on the 19th,
Mrs, Kimball, whose relations with Mr.
Codman were alleged by Mrs. Codman to
have given her undue influence over the
testator, accepting 515,000 instead of the
bulk of the estate, as provided in the will,
and the widow and children retaining
most of the property, valued at 409,000.
The cathedral at Seville, Spain, is again
in danger of falling. The structure is
tottering, and repairs of a most extensive
character will be required to save it from
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
A large number of the tax payers of
Yalobusha County, Miss., are greatly ex
ercised over the action of the Board of
Supervisors in condemning the courthouse
tCoSTeeville aud advertising for bids for
the erection of a new one, to cost in the
Is September, 1890, two centuries will
have passed siuce the first paper mill was
erected in America, in Ilox borough, Phil
adelphia county, and it is proposed that
the bi-centeunial anniversary of the event
be fittingly celebrated.
It is given out on good authority that
Baron Ki danger is on a trade for the Louis
v'lle Southern railroail, which is likely to
result in the Queen & Crescent acquiring
The Farmers' Exchange will be perma
nently organized at Memphis on Saturday,
The American Timber Com pany of Mich
igan has purchased , 150,000 acres of the
finest cypress and hardwood timber laud
iu Mississippi. The company is also look
ing for 150,000 acres of Jougdeaf pine land.
aud will next year, remove five of their
mills to Mississippi to cut timber for the
At Sinter's Mill, near Nashville, Tenu.,
on the 20th, Misses Flora and Allie Carver,
Nancv OJle and Emma Anderson and
Thomas Anderson were fishing in a eance,
which capsized. Allie Carver, Emma An
derson and Miss O lie were drowned.
Deputy Marshal Carr arrived at Fort
Smith, Ark., on the 19ch wilh a notorious
full blood Chickasaw desperado named
Harrison Austin, who has been wauted for
five years for the murder of a white man
Atlanta, Ga., lost $1.,000 worth of
property by fire ou the 2Jd.
As Mrs. A. H. LrCAS, of Carthage, Mo.,
accotnpanie 1 by her two daugtu-rs aud
a hired man, were attempting to ford
swollen creek in a wagon on the 20th, the
rushing water carried the whole outfit
down the raging stream and all the peo
ple as well as the horses were drowned.
The will of the late John D. Jennings
the pioneer real estate dealer of Chicago,
was probated on the 19th and letters of ad
miuistration were granted to Lis widow,
Hannah W. Jennings. The will disposes
of au estate of nearly 5,000,000.
Captain Harry B. Jinks, who was put
out of office by Cleveland after a sensa
tional fight, -was on the 20th reinstated by
President Harrison as Chief of the Rail
way Mail Service for the Louisville
The Oklnhoma excitement is getting
worked for all it is worth at London to ship
fx emigrants to America. Not for many
yeara has the exodu been to large as it
was iu (he past week.
SWEPT BY FIRE.
Several Kqnares on North River. SswToti
City, Licked Cp by Flames Eleva
tor, ' Lard Rrflnerie and Oilier Facto
ries Among the Kutns Two "Million Dol
lars Will Hardly Cover the Loss Two
Men Killed and Several Injured An Im
New York, April 20. Tho most de
structive fire that has visited this city for
years completely swept the east bank of
the North river from Fifty-ninth to
Sixty-fifth street yesterday afternoon.
It destroyed more than a million and a
half dollars' worth of property belonging
to the New York Central Railroad Com
pany, and at least half a million dollars'
worth belonging to N. K. Fairbauks, of
Chicago, the Rossiter stores and others.
The fire started on the ground floor of
Fairbanks' lard refinery, formerly belong
ing to the'J. WT. Wilcox Lard Company, a
building two hundred feet square, stretch
ing from Fifty-ninth to Sixtieth streets,
and facing North river. It seems to have
originated at a spot where some workmen
were patting in new lard-cooling appa
ratus, but the exact cause can not be
learned. The building was old and
soaked with grease, and the flames quick
ly enveloped the whole structure.
The 130 employes found escape by stair
way cut off, and most of them had to jump
from the windows. Many were injured,
and one was killed outright. The excite
ment was so great and the policemen had
so much to do that it was impossible to
secure the names of the injured. The un
fortunatss were hurried away to hospital.!
as rapidly as possible. The police kept
back a crowd of women, runny of whom
had relatives in the building.
Tae building, which contained also the
Rossiter stores, was soon beyond saving.
The blaze was an imposing spectacle,
and attracted the attention of people in
Jersey City and thousands of passengers
on ferry-boats crossing the river. The
six-story structure was soon destroyed.
Meanwhile the efforts of the firemen to
save tho grain elevators opposite the
factory, belonging to the New York Cen
tral Railroad Company, had been fruit
less, and the great structures were in a
blaze. All the fire engines between
Fourteenth street and Harlem were on
the spot, but the elevators were so situ
ated as to be difficult of access by the
firemen. Twenty-seven sunken tracks of
the New York Central railway, and a line
of 6tock-yard inclosures intervened be
tween tho fire and the elevators, and the
only way to reach the buildings was along
Sixtieth street, where tho heat was too
great for the firemen to live in it. A
company of the firemen, however, got
past and into the railroad yards, but
there was only a six-inch water-pipe
there, and with the engines so far away
they could do little effective work.
The fire-boats working from th9 river
side, aided by a number of tugs belong
ing to the New York Central, were able
to do more, but not enough to save the
The employes kept the hose in the
building playing as long as they could
remain, but at last they had to abandon it.
Elevator "A" was the first to go, and
the flames then communicated to Eleva
tor "B." The 6heds of the stock-yards
next fed the flames, and the conflagration
spread rapidly northward.
v hen the walls of the factory fell an
immense amount of goods that had been
packed in the Rossiter stores fell out
ward on Sixtieth street, blocking the thor
oughfare and preventing tho firemen from
doing further work through that channel.
There never was a fire in tho city before
at which the work of the fire department
counted for so little. It was impossible
to make headway against such odds. The
streams thrown both from land and water
The elevators were each about 325 feet
by 126 feet, and had a capacity of over a
million bushels apiece, but they were al
most empty. Elevator "A" contained
only 100,000 bushels of oats, and elevator
"B" a smaller quantity of barley, making
the total value of the contents not over
000,000. The buildings cost, respectively,
t7o0,000 aud $000,000 when built, thirteen
years ago, a large part of the cost being
for the foundations, which are probably
not totally ruined.
Tho New York Central Railroad Com
pany also owned the factory building in
which the fire originated. They leased it
to Fairbanks. It was worth fl,000,000.
The losses on contents are not aocurately
known, but Fairbauks loss is about $300,
900, and that of" Rossiter & Co.'s custom
ers, comprising a number of merchants,
$250,000. The owners of goods are proba
blay fully .insured, and Rossiter &
Co. themselves lost but little. Fairbanks
is also said to be fully insured, and the
railroad company kept its property well
covered. After the fire had swept along
the shore to Sixty-sixth street, it stopped
for want of further material to feed upon.
The fire lasted from about three o'clock
until nine, and was witnessed by a vast
throng. The police estimated the crowd
contained over two hundred thousand
people. The sight was a magnificent one,
and there was nothing for blocks around
to obstruct the view. After dark the sky
was brightly lighted up all over the city,
milos away from the fire.
The workman killed by jumping from a
window was Henry Benning, single, of
No. 694 Tenth avenue. Tho workmen in
jured, as far as names could bo learned,
are: John Johnson, back injured, and
Chas. Brown, severe injuries to head.
Two firemen, Wm. J. Noble and E. H.
Tobin, were prostrated by heat. While
looking at the fire from a window of house
No. 617 West Fifty-seventh street, Mary
Murray, an aged woman, lost her balance
and fell to the pavement, twenty feet be
low, and her skull was fractured. She
was taken to the Roosevolt Hospital.
An AUeilgett pint to Assassinate the Czar
St. Petersburg, April 19. The prefect
of police has discovered the existence of
a Nihilist plot to assainate the Czar,
while he was attending the funeral
of General Paucker, Minister of
Roads. The Czar was immediately
warned not to attend the funeral. A num
ber of persons charged with being impli
cated in the plot have been arrested. The
Nihilists intended to use dynamite in their
attack on the Czar.
l'lrt Case of the Hind in N'ebrnxki.
Omaha. Neb., April 19.The case of
Jailer Miller against the Worid Publish
ing Company and G. M. Hitchcock, edit
or, was decided before Judge Hopewell
in the District Court this morning.
Miller sought damages of
000 for alleged libel in the pub
lication of charges affecting the
management of the county, jail. Judge
Hopewell instructed the jury to render a
verdict for the defendant, holding that a
newspaper has a right criticise the con
duct of a public officer. The plaintiff
moved for a new trial, and ths case will
probably go to the Supreme Court. The
case is the first of the kind decided in
A Schema to Gobble Oklahoma Lands
Washington-. April 29. It having come
to the knowledge of the Commissioner of
the General Land-office that attorneys
were arranging with soldiers for them to
make the declaratory filings id Oklahoma
and then to relinquish the same for the
benefit of the attorneys, tha Commission
er of the General Land-office has taken
such action in the premises as will pre
vent the consummation of the alleged
fraud. He will permit no entries of such
character followed by a relinquishment
unless upoa oath of the attorney that he
receives no benefit from the relinquishment.
Hear Hayneville, Alau, recently, two
mules belonging to Moses Patt, colored
died from hydrophobia.
Tom Cochran, whe was hot at the race
track in Memphis, Tenn., recently, by
Policeman Hendrick, is dead. Hendrick
was lodged in jail.
Mack Carneal, a yardman in the Louis
ville & Nashville yards at Birmingham,
Ala., was struck by a locomotive a few
nights ago and almost instantly killed.
Carneal leaves a wife and two children.
Rain has at last stopped the forest fires,
which have been so destructive in North
Carolina. Immense stretches of tho long
leaf pine country have been burned, en
tailing irreparable loss.
John Green, a negro, now living in Jef
fersonville, Ind., two years ago, in the
Federal Court at Louisville, Ky., sued a
number of white men of Hart County,
Ky., f or ku-kluxing him while he was liv
ing in that county. The suit has been
compromised by the defendants paying
Green $700 and costs.
The stable of James Miller, a colored
hackman of Louisville, Ky., two horses, a
carriage and his colored driver, sleeping
on the second floor, were burned a few
days ago. Miller, as soon as he discov
ered the fire, rushed into the building to
save his horses, but was overcome by the
smoke and lost his life.
An interesting historical document, up
to a few days past, was the property of
Captain R. A. HaTdie, aUniontown (Ala.)
citizen. It was the inaugural address of
General W. H. Harrison delivered on
March 4, 1841. The address is printed on
satin, and is pert ectly clear and well pre
served. Captain Hardie has sent it to
At Ringgold, Ga., a few nights ago,
Jacob A. Parson, a contractor, and five
of his family were poisoned by drinking
coffee. A table-spoonful of arsenic was
found in the bottom of the coffee-pot. The
attending physician said the family would
John Banks shot and kil'ed Andrew
Taylor, near Coal Creek, Tenn., a few
nights ago. Banks was badly wounded
by Taylor's brother.
Wm. Dibble, alias J. E. Dow, colored,
was convicted of the murder of Walter
Long, in Thomas County, Ga., and sen
tenced to death.
The Southern stove molders at Chatta
noogo, Tenn., elected Fillmoro Gibson, of
that city, president, and P. L. Pfingst, of
Louisville, Ky.,' secretary. They ad
journed to July 10.
Miss Nannie Tatum,of South Pittsburgh.
Tenn., was shot through the brain and
instantly killed by her brother, Joseph
Tatum. a few nights ago. The shooting
Isaac Jones, a Jacksonville (Fla.) ne
gro, broke every bone in the body of his
four-year-old child with an iron bar, a
few days ago, and then fatally beat his
wife. Jones says he has tits, and that he
was suffering with one at the time of the
The Grand Lodge of Tennessee, Knights
of Honor, met in annual session in Nash-"
ville last week. Thore was a large attend
ance, ninety-six out of 119 lodges being
represented. The reoorts of the grand
officers showed that the order is in a flour
Wm. Wiley, who was recently tried in
the Circuit Court at Hopkinsville, Ky.,
charged with the murder of Albert
Wright at a dance near Madisonville last
December, was found guilty and sen
tenced to the penitentiary for life.
Joshua F. Ross, convicted of the mur
der of his uncle, George Hughes, at Glou
cester Court House, Va., and sentenced to
five years' imprisonment, will have an
other trial. It was asked on the ground
that one of the jurors had expressed an
opinion on the case before he was
Captain John S medley, an old and
prominent citizen, died at his homo in
Paducah, Ky., a few days ago. He was in
the sixty-first year of his age. For a
number of years he was engaged on the
river, and for several years past was a
member of the City Council.
Henry Rice, the murderer of Wince
Olive and John Hollis, who was lodged in
jail at Florence, Ala,, had to be moved to
Huntsville for safety. A mob was or
ganized, and the leaders declared they
would have the prisoner and lynch him.
A west-bound passenger train, on the
Vicksburg & Meridian railroad struck an
old gentleman named Dolittle, at Newton,
Miss., a few days ago, inflicting wounds
from which he died. He was upwards of
eighty years old, and being very decrepit,
did not hear the train in time to get off
Bishop Walden, Dr. J. C. Hartzell and
associates held a meeting at Chattanooga,
Tenn., a few days ago, at which the papers
were signed and the unification of the
Chattanooga University and the Grant
Memorial University at Athens was com
pleted. The two universities are now
combined in one. The School of Liberal
Arts will be in Chattanooga, the School
of Technology at Athens, both being un
der one board.
The Baltimore Manufacturers' Record
reports that there is great activity
throughout the South in building cottonseed-oil
mills, and that a dozen mills, to
cost $1,000,000 or more, have been or
ganized in the last two weeks, while there
is a report that a $2,009,00) company has
been oi ganized in Philadelphia to build
mills in the South. The new mills re
portel are nearly all by independent
companies not connected with the Cotton
A negro named Grant, who has been
confined in the county jail, at Raymond,
Miss., killed the jailor, Robert Thomas,
a few nights ago. The negro was put in
jail some time ago under a writ of lu
nacy. It is thought that he was harmless
and he was allowed to walk around in
the jail-yard when the negro struck him
on the head with an axe, almost severing
the head from the body.
A Northern tourist receatlyphotograped,
at the Secretary of State's office in Co
lumbia, 8. C, one of the most remarkable
documents' existing among the records of
the State. It is the original deed made by
the Casseque Indians, in 107-3, to the Lords
proprietors of Carolina for all that tract
of land which now constitutes what is
known as the low country of South Caro
lina. Colonel W. G. Johnson, of Lexington,
Ga., has in his library a book that was
printed in 166.1, making it 228 years old.
It. is "Rolle's Abridgment of the Laws of
England," at that period. Rolle was the
presiding Justice at the trial of and signed
the death warrant of Charles L, under
which he was beheaded.
William Baker, a brakeman, was at
tempting to uncouple a moving train at
Earlington, Ky., a few days since, when
his foot caught in a frog and he was
thrown under the car-wheels. His leg
was broken in three places and he was
otherwise badly injured.
The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
Company will shortly erect a steel plant
tu Birmingham, Ala.
The eastern portion of Montgomery
County, Ala., was visited recently by a
cyclone, and a number of houses were
blown down. The cyclone was accom
panied by a heavy rain and an electrical
titorm. A negro cabin with five occupants
was struck by lightning, and two negroes
were ibstantly killed.
In a desperate bar-room fight in Birm
ingham, Ala,, a few days since, Torn
Terry, the proprietor, shot through the
head and iastant'y killed Bob Stone. The
affair grew out of whisky and a debt the
murdered man claimed the proprietor
The village of Milto.t, la Bracken Cona-
I ty, Ky., was destroyed by fire, a few nights
j ago. The loss is estimated at S40.0o0.
NEW YORK FASHIONS.
Cfaarmlnc Cloth Coatumes Made Accord
ing; to the Latest Styles.
The Empire polonaise cloth costumes
for slender young- women are Yery
handsome in cloths of two colors
trimmed with wide gold braid, the
front of the waist crossed and recrossed
with thickly-repped ribbons. A gTeen
cloth polonaise bordered with gold
braid two inches wide is made up over
a tan cloth skirt, with the lower
sleeves of tan-color, also the plastron,
while the bust has heavy corded green
ribbon crossing in Empire fashion, and
hanging nearly to the floor a trifle to
the left cf the front. The tan skirt ia
full and plain, with two rows of gold
braid around It above a hem. The
polonaise laps to the left side, and has
a single triangular rovers turned back
oa the waist, disclosing a plastron and
collar of tan-colored cloth. The rib
bon then begins in the arm-hole on the
right side, crosses to the left lower
down, then returns to the right
side at the waist line,, and
recrosses as a .wide Empire sash
with dropping - ends 'On the left.
Tho Bleeves are green from the top to
the elbows, and are pushed up in high
folds around the armholes; below the
elbows they are tightly fitted and of
tan cloth; the upper full parts taper
downward, are pointed at the elbows,
and are edged there with gold braid.
This and similar picturesque dresses
chosen for afternoon wear and for day
receptions are worn with an Empire
poke bonnet or a projecting-brimmed
round hat the color of the cloth,-with
ostrich tips and wide loo pa of ribbon
Other most graceful wool gowns are
mado of the widely-bordered camel's
hair stuffs, with tho border iit the foot
of the very plain skirt, which is raadt)
round, with a great deal of fulness in
the back, where it bangs in natural
and graceful folds. The grayish Em
pire green wools, with border of darker
green half a yard deep around the
skirt, make very tasteful' gowns with
this simple skirt and a round waist
opening over a gathered habit-shirt of
white or paler green wool; fevers of
the striped wool are made broad and
short, and there is a wide sash cross
ing the front of black moire
ribbon with ends hanging down
the left side. The back of the
skirt is gathered to pass over tho edge
of the round bodice, and modistes sup
port this by a very slight pad bustle
sowed to th edge of the bodice. Tbe
full sleeves give the effect of high
folds around the armhole;4ut taper
below in leg-of-mutton shape. Red
cloths and red India camel's hair in
various shades are made up with a
vest of white cloth wrought nearly all
over with gold cord, then draped from
each side of the vest with white ben
galine folds that cross at tho waistline
under a short belt of the white cloth
with gold cording. Other red-cloth
redingotos have the odd decoration of
copper cording instead of gold. Cop
per shades of cloth are made up over
very dark blue velvet skirts, with a
vest t blue velvet, striped lengthwise,
with copper cords in the long redin
gote. A novel way of brightening
black-cloth redingotes is to edge the
braided revcrs, collar and cuffs with a
narrow piping fold of light yellow
cloth. Greens with tancolor, and
gray-grteens with black, copper with
blue that is almost plum-color, and
dark beaver browns with dark fur, are
fashionable colors for wool gowns.
Other trimmings for cloth gowns are
applications of cloth in flower designs
on fur to be used as vests, cuffs, etc.
The cloth is much- puckered up aftec
tho natural-looking designs of ribbon
work, and its edges are covered with
cord; thus Suede-colored cloth makes
large flower branches on black Rus
sian lamb fur. and is edged with gilt
cord; rod cloths and pale greens are
used on natural Boal fur and on Per
sian lamb-skin. Silver embroidery of
mixed silver and gray silk threads is
also very fashionable trimming for
white, for gray, and for blue cloth
gowns; the rose, shamrock, and thistle
are favorite designs for this work.
Old Hutch's Secret.
B. P. Hutchison, better known as Old
Hutch, astonished tbe world by the manner
in which he manipulated the Chicago wheat
market nmkin g, 'tis said, the enormous sum
of 45,000,000, on his wheat deals, in less
than a month. Eccentric; ' possessed 1
littlo education, his success seemed marvel-
His friends and those who know him best
were not surprised.
A prominent residont broker of Chicago,
who knows him well, tersely sums up
Hutchison in these words : "What he knows,
ha knows well, and that's Old Hutch's se
cret." We once heard a prominoot stock oper
ator, speaking of Jay Gould, remark: "He
know ay:ar ago what the balance of ua are
just finding out- Gould knows his business
thoroughly and we don't, else we, too, would
A noted manufacturer of certain medici
nal remedies has achieved a world-wide
reputation simply because ho possesses a
thorough knowledge of his business.
Enterprising and progressive, he was not
disposed to rest content with the introduc
tion of tho only genuine remedy for the
prevention and cure of all kidney and liver
disorders, tho name and character of War
ner's Safe Cure being familiarly known in
every household throughout the entire civ
ilized world but he concluded to further
benefit the world and revive some old-fashioned
remedies which have, for a period,
Ro-disoovered, they are tho oldest, the
newest and tho best.
Used when the Pilgrim Fathers lendod,
they have been much improved upon and
are now known as "Warner's Log Cabin
Remedies." Chief among them being "Log
Cabin Bamaparilla," for the blood, and '-Log
Cabin Hops and Buchu Remedy," a tonic
and stomach remedy.
Old Hutch's secret is worth its millions of
dollars to him, and millions of people in the
United States will rejoice that they are now
enabled to secure tbe best of thoM old-tunc
Log Cabin Remedies through the use of
which our grandparents attained and en
joyed rugged, healthy old ago.
A farmer who lives near Americus,
Ga., has a three-gallon cow that sud
denly ceased to give milk. He fed her
and cared for her in every way, but
the mystery was not solved until ho
found one day that an old sow had
been stripping the cow. Tho porker,
wbich, it is needless to say, was in fine
condition, immediately went to the
KEEPING UP FENCES.
iome Hints oa How to Curtail Steadily
Growing; Farm Kxpense.
An item of great expense to every
farmer is that involved in the building
and maintaining of fences. Formerly,
when timber was plenty, and fence
building was merely a matter of labor,
the expense of keeping up long strings
Df useless fence was not considered,
for while the average farmer is eco
nomical in the expenditure of money,
he knows and thinks little of the econ
omy of labor. Now, however, the time
has come when fences cost money as
well as work. Material is scarce and
valuable, and every year it becomes
more so. It is time for us to begin to
consider the cost of fences, and adopt
some means to curtail it.
In the first place, I would suggest
that to begin the reduction of this item
of expense it would be well to curtail
the amount of fencing every farmer
keeps up. No doubt every man thinks
he has only such fences as are abso
lutely necessary to the successful car
rying on of his business; but I believe
that by a littlo study he could devise
plans whereby a very material cutting
off might be practiced, and still re
sult in not a particle of inconvenience
I 'know farms that are crossed and
checkered over with long strings oi
fence that every year require an enor
mous outlay of money and labor, and
are of no benefit whatever to the owner.
They are, iu fact, nuisances, incum
brances and an aggravation.
To my mind nothing detracts more
from the farm than the practice some
men have of dividing and subdividing
it by means of cross fences into lots
and patches. It gives tho farm a nar
row, scrimped appearance, and some
how impresses one with tho idea oi
closeness. On the other hand, the
farm, with its fields and pastures, seems
to have an air of freedom and liberality
that is enticing'and pleasant.
But to the practical side of tha ques
tion. The less fence one has the bet
ter. It is better because it reduces the
expense of keeping them up, and it h
better because a considerable amount
of tillable land is savod for producing
purposes rather than taken up with
weeds and brush that too often flourish
along the fence rows. It is better be
cause your fields are larger ?ind tho per
cent, of waste land lying around the
outer edge of every cultivated Bpot ie
My idea oi a farm is something like
this: I would decide on what proportion
of ray acres I wished to cultivate In
cereals, what proportion I wished to
sow in meadow, and what proportion 1
wished to use as pasture. Then I
would divide my land as nearly as pos
sible according to its adaptation to
these crops, and so arrange it that it
would lie as nearly as possible accord
ing to its adaptation to these crops,
and so nrrange it that it would lie as
nearly as possible in regular squares.
In this way I would secure the best ap
pearance and give to my farm abroad,
healthy look, and, with two or three
lines of straight cross-fence, supplant
tho many zig-zag fences that are too
often seen winding about over a firm,
cutting the few acres up into patches
and narrow 6trps.
It depends a groat deal on the loca
tion of the house as to the amount ol
fence one can get along with on the
farm. If possible, tho house should be
so situated that the pasture land will
lie adjacent, and thus do away with the
necessity of a lano leading back pasl
tho fields and meadows, to the pasture
on the remote part of tho farm.
Every farmer should lay out his farm
systematically, and, with a little care
and study, ho can easily form plans
whereby a large amount of fencing can
be saved. Indeed, there are few farmers
who could not, by proper consideration
of the subject, soon arrive at moans by
which a large per cent, of the fences
they now have could bo done away with,
and their own convenience greatly en
hanced thereby. There are not many
farms free from the curse of too much
fencing, and the sooner this annoying
surplus is done away with tho better.
Mar your farm with just as little fenc
ing as possible. Do away with patches
and scraps, and in every possible case
throw your acres together. Save the
xpenso of keeping up fences, and. at
the same time, add to the value of your
farm by enhancing its beauty and con
venience, and by turning the fence rows
to producing purposes. Thomas P.
Montfort, in Prairie Farmer.
II ow to Itaiae m Good Corn Crop Told In
m I'(W Lines.
In order to raise a good corn crop
-ono must have clovered or new land to
raise it on. -
If close land it should be plowed in
tho fall to kill worms, bugs and other
enemies to a good corn crop
Manure weak spots, and keep your
land fertile, which will produce a rank
growth, in the corn, and bo a good pro
tection from bugs.
Corn should be planted as early as
the land will allow of cultivation, but
we should not plow while tho land i
too wet, that is, to leave a gloss on the
ground as It leaves the plow.
Now the ground is plowed we crops
harrow it, which should leave it In line
Then we take our marker, made with
two runners, each about thirty inches
long, and checked it off, going across
tbe furrow first.
Now if you have good scod-corn,
which, by tho way, is best gathered
from the stalks In early fall, and not
from shock corn, plant three grains in
a hill and cover about an inch deep.
If rain fias not settled the ground by
tho time the corn begins to sprout,
And now if there is to bo any deep
cultivation, do it while tho corn is
small, getting shallower and farther
from the corn as it gets taller, for we
tbink by ploughing too neaf the large
zorn the roots that form a perfect net
work near the surface, aro destroyed,
and you do more harm than good.
When it begins to tassel, belter let It
Don't allow a crust to form around
tho corn whilo smali.
lf in following the above you fail to
rai.e a good corn crop it will iiot bo
your fault, but we do not fall. Journal
aggravations ana Annoyances to Wnicb
Jewelers Are Subject.
"There is a great deal of imported
jewelry in the market," said a leading
iealer yesterday, "that is imported
only in tho sense of having been
brought into the city. That is one of
the ways in which the credulous pur
chasers are duped into paying fancy
prices. That which is foreign seems to
have a charm for the average lady. I
have even known pieces of jewelry thai
was out of style to have ready sale
when the alluring bait that they were
imported novelties' was held out. Ol
course this trick would not work with
society ladies, who, as a rule, keep
track of innovations as carefully as
their husbands do of stocks and bonds,
but tho number of those who are will
ing to be gullod in this way is legion.
Still, little fault can be found with this
weakness on tho part of ladies, since
gentlemen stickle for their imported
"As a matter of fact, except in cer
tain types of work, wo make better
jewelry than our foreign teachers. Peo
ple aro misled into believing imported
goods to be of superior make by the
fact that wo commonly see more cheap
stuff of American make than good arti
cles, while of foreign jewelry we soa
only tho best It would pay to iinpoH
no other quality, since wo can make
third and fourth rate jewelry and put
it on the market at lower prices than
though wo availed ourselves of cheap
foreign labor and imported tho articles.
There are some kinds of work which,
as yet, we are away behind in. We
have few good lapidaries, for instance.
Our precious stones aro almost invari
ably cut beyond the soa and shipped
hero to bo set by American workmen.
That accounts for much of the so-called
foreign jewelry. A few cholco pieces
aro bought abroad for tho sake of se
curing th styles, nnd tho importod
stonos are then sot in home-made
frames de3lgnod after the foreign pat
terns. Ono of the most popular of tho for
eign novelties and It is one in which
the old-world artists have no equal is
tho painted ivory artistically sot in a
gold frame. Tho delicate finish and
artistic beauty of tho Ideal painted
faces give this class of jewelry a lien
on public favor which it well merits.
Tho frames aro often thickly studded
with gems and are of exquisite work
manship. With these miniatures the
same practice is followed as with dia
monds the paintings aro imported
and tho frames aro made hero. Most
of these pieces aro made so as to b
worn either as a pendant or as a pin.
Theso ivories aro essentially articles ol
virtu and as such are probably the
nearest approach to tho antiquo we
now have in tho lino of jewelry.
think that they afTord a wider field for
puro art in personal adornment that
any other type of articles worn.
"Upon the whole, our business is one
of tho most aggravating now pursued.
You would bo surprised at tho amoun!
of annoyance wo experience from peo
ple's indecision. When ladles come in
they, as a rule, have littlo idea of what
they want. They aro captivated bj
tho stylo or finish of a particular piece,
but the price is beyond what they fool
warranted in paying. They know they
can't buy the article, but thoy revert tc
it time and again, wish thoy could af
ford it, wonder if tho price can't bo cul
a little, put it on and want to know how
it looks, and ask a thousand and on
questions about what thoy don't moan
to buy. Thero is an almost constant
conflict between longing, and finances.
Thero is frequently an uncertainty ot
to what is host to do and the jeweler h
asked his opinion, which he gives only
to find it isn't wanted. Wo aro alsc
largely subjected to that nuisanco ol
having peopio eorao in to handle, price
and admiro goods without the slightest
intention of buying. It is somewhal
risky to be short or show that you have
divined tho intruder's purpose, for it it
often difficult to gungo a person's in
tentions and means and n customci
lost'in this way means moro than the
loss of so much profit- So, practically
all we ran do is to grin and bear oui
annoyances. " Chicago News.
OWNERS OF THE SOIL.
Their Felln Worili Can Not 1'nlnt ma4
ioll Can Not Hujr.
The man that stands upon his own
soil who feels that by the laws of tho
land in which he lives, by tho laws ol
civilized nations, ho is tho rightful and
exclusive owner of the land ho tills ie
by the constitution of our naturo under
a wholesome Influence not easily Im
bibed by any other source. Ho fools
other things being equal more strong
ly than another tho character of a man
who is the lord of an inanimate world.
Of this great and wonderful upbore
which, fashioned by the hand of JoL
and upheld by His power. Is rolling
through the heavens, a part is his
from tho center to the sky. It is the
space on which tho generation before
him moved in its round of duties,
and ho feels himself conneetod by
a visible; link with those who follow
him, and to whom lie is to transmit a
home. Perhaps his farm has come
down to him from his fathers. They
have gone to . ,helr last homo; but ha
can trace their footsteps over the
scenes of his daily labors. The roof
which shelters hlrn was reared by those;
to whom he owes his being. Some in
tc-resting domestic tradition is con
nected with every inclosuro. Tho fa-
ivorite fruit was planted by his father's
hand. Ho sported in boyhood bttslde
tho brook which still winds through
tho meadows. Through the field lies
tho path to the village, school of early
days. He still hear. from his window
the voice of tho Sabbath boil which
called his father to the housa of Cod;
and near at hand is the spot whore,
when his time has corno, he shall bo
laid by his children. Theso are tho
feeling of tho owners of tho soil.
Words can not paint them; gold can
not buy them; they Sow out of the
deepest fountains of the heart, they are
tho lif3 fcpring of a fresh, healthy and
srencrous national character. Edward
Advice should bo liko a gentle fall
of snow, and not liko a driving tdorm ol
hail. It should descend softly, an I nol
bo uttered hastily.