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VOL. XXIV. NO. :J9.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1889.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Tear.
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events.
Coot Toi.rtoi, llussian Minister of th
Interior, died on tho Hth.
O the !)lh tho ooal-heavers of Ashland,
Wi., struck for higher wages.
Thk resident, oa tho 7th. appoints
Frank V. l'ulruor.of Chicago, to fc fablic
icF.nA. William t. Harney, the
noted Indian fighter of a past gemmation,
lied at Orlando, Fla., oa the Oth, agod
Thko. Roosevelt, of New York, and
Tr&nk Thompson, of South Carolina. have
leu appointed members of tho Civil
Twfxtv-kivk acres of small buildings
at Morcland, a auhnrb of Chicago, was
pwept by flro, nu the 8th, and seventy
five families rendered homeless.
Thk President, on the 7th, appointed
Arthur L. Thomas, Governor; Elijah
Hells, Secretary of J-ato, and Ellsworth
Daggett, Surveyor-General, of Utah.
Thk Fin-i!!y ((.).) Goblet Works, said to
l the largest establishment of the kind
iu the Ur.ited States, were burned, on flta
S'tli, throwing :W0 persons out of cmploy
nynt. The total loss is JliVOOX
Walker IU.aimc minted, on the 10th.
that there was absolutely do truth in the
published report that the Danish Govern
ment had protested against the appoint
ment, of Mr. Kaander as Minister to la
The indicted member of the Jersey
'ity,N. J., Hoard of Public Works.Messrs.
Kern, Milliard, Watt and Reynolds, com
monly known as tho "Big Four," were
placed on trial, on the Cth, charged with
mnl.Vasauce in office.
I'.rPRFSENTATIVES of the Scotch-IrNh
ritizeus of tho United States ruet at Col
umbia, Tenn., on the 8th, and organijed
the Scotch-Irish Association Ki-tiov-ernor
Proctor Kuott, of Kentucky, deliv
ered the opouiu address,
Tns Interior Department, on the sth.
Instructed Inspector I'ickler, at Oklahoma
City, Okln., to notljy settlers that sales of
lown lots by town-sit- companies or other
!rivato individuals or organizations are
worthless under the law.
Theodore Wh.dmav, of Now York City,
vho Was secretary of Typographical
Tuion No. 6 from lt to isss, is Raid by
ia expert who has examined the hooks to
le between .',, W and i'T.ni) short in his
accounts with the Union.
The Edward Unit Shoo Company, of
Boston, has assigned. The corporation
was organized jQ 1S.X7 under Maine laws,
mid with a capital stock of .t-.VVMX. Tha
cause of tho alignment was an attaoh
wut by a siu:vll creditor.
' t'di-OMKL F. C Lovr.bASD has been ap
pointed to succeed Genoral Siegei as pen
sion ogent In New York, Colonel Love
land formerly held a position as special
agent in New oTlc Clly, but was dis
missed by Coinluiesionor lilack.
Hknrv Geouok cousoles himself for the
Indifference of the masses iu the United
Wtate by the attention which he has re
s-eird in Great Britain, wher the halls
Irtvc proved to smalt to hold tho audi
ences that nightly flock to hear him.
The new suspension bridge at Niagara
Falls, to replace the one carried away by
u cyclono last winter, was opened Up
travel on the 7th. Tho brldgn, which was
commenced March 21. is 120 feet loug, 17
teet wide and 1!7 feet above the water.
The Department of State has been in
formed by our Minister at Paris that the
French Government, in rgply to a request,
lisd cheerfully granted permission for tb.9
thirty marines sent out for thst purpose
to guard tho, American sectiou of the ex
liib:tlon. Forty-six of tho striking street-car
drivers of Rochester, N. Y., united in a
fMltion, on the Kth, to betaken back into
Ihe employ of the company, thus prac
tically ending one of tho longest and
most expensivo strikes iu the history of
The Commandant of the Boston Navy
Yard has been directed to fire a National
isjiluto at sunrise, on Jiuy 17, the anniver
sary of the battlo of Bunker Hill, and,
tdiould ho consider It proper and expe
dient, to direct the marines to take part
In the parade.
Ira V. Hopkins, of Maiden, Mass.,
whose coat, containing personal doeu
Hiient.s, was found in the railroad wreck at
Hamilton, Ont., is safo at home. He in
tended taking the ill-fated train at Chica
go, but missed it. His trunk, however,
went forwa. d.
A srrr ngainst Adam Badeau. ex-Con-nul
to Havann, who figured as a claimant
Tor compensation as the nlleged author of
Grant's Memoirs, has been tiled in New
York by tjie Government to recover
nioney wlii 'h it is claimed Badfau appro
priated while in office.
Emma Abiiitt, the prima donna, has
contracted with a Philadelphia firm for a
monumenC to her lat' husband, Eugene
W'etherell, to cost Jh.'S.ikw). It will bo
erected at Gloucester, Mass., ami will be
fifty-fqur feet lush an 1 composed of va
rious species of" marble.
The body of Thomas Downs, a promi
nent Democratic politician, who had been
mysteriously missing for more than a
week, was found floating in the lake nt
Cleveland. ., on the 8th. Inability to
procure employment i supposed to have
caused him to commit suicide.
It is expected that the President will
noon be called ujHn to decid e a dispute
between the Interior Department and the
Civil-Service Commission as to which i
entitled to dispense the patronage of the
Census Bureau, numberiug three thousand
clerks, besides local superintendents.
News was received, on the t'th, that
Rev. Father Damien, who for the past
Mxteeu years had devoted himself to
labors among the lepers at Molaki,
Hawaii, died at Kalawa, April 10, of
leprosy, contracted in the performance of
bis duties. He was a Belgian by lurth.
The Comptroler of the Currency, on
the'Jlh, forwarded b S.ui Francisco divi
dend checks amounting to "7..V'. for the
payment of the first divideud of sixty -five
per ceut.'on claims proved agaiust
the California National Bauk of San
Francisco, which failed December 17, lsss.
The naval review at Spithead has been
fixed for July 27. Tho Queen will view
the maneuvers of the fleet from the deck
of the royal yacht Victoria and Albert,
and the Emperor of Germany and his
brother. Prince Henry, will witness the
ccene from his imperial yacht IKhen
zollern. At Tokio, Corea, April 1.1, one hundred
constables beat a man named Boku to
.ith because he hid paid the entire tax
levy Tr'-fcio villa ce, the people being too
poor to pay it. Th eif. -; ,1 townspeople
thereupon attacked the constables, kill
ing a number of them and wounding ih
The apportionment of tha 4X,0o0 ap
propriated by the last Congress for dis
tribution among tho Natioual Guards ol
the several Slate, was made by the Wai
Jlepartment on Hie pth. Now York re
ceives 17.1; Pennsylvania, .T,47;
t)hU, .21.KS-i; Illinois, rJ'i.ss aUK t U
pther bta'.cs smaller omouutt.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
Rebecca Bovvxk, aged sisty, Catharine
aud Ellen Bowne, aged si and fddr, and
Catharine and Mary Daun, a?ed nine
teen and ten-, were Incinerated, on the
morning of the 7th, in the destruction of
the old Bowne mansion at West Chester,
N. Y. Mr. Watson Bo"t6 was severely
burned while avlilg his wife and infant
daughter. wo, being wrapped in blankets,
Jacob A. Brown's sale stables at
Cutchegia, I. I., were burned, on the 7th,
and four valuable horses perished. Loss
estimated at $7,000.
The conference committees of the va
rious oil exchanges of New York, l)rad
ford, Oil City and Pittsburgh, met in the
last-named city, on tho 7th, arid after an
all-day's consideration f the question,
rtocided to recomrrleiid dealing iu futures.
The various exchanges have to act upon
The colored jockey Jamea 5tifie, for
tne murder of Henry Miller, a Coney
Island bartender, was, on the 7th, son
tended lo be hanged June 25.
Emperor William, on tho 7th, boarded
the yacht Irene, at Keil, and from her
deck inspected the fleet in that harbor
Sixteen men-of-war comprised the deer-,
and made a maguificent exhibition of na
ral excelence. In the evening the wharves
were brilliantly illuminated in honor of
Six women were killed and several
others injured, on the bth. in a collision a
Kalamazoo, Mich., between a Michigan
Central switch engine and a Slreet car.
The State of New York has purchased
three Weetinghouse alternating-current
electric-light dynamos for tho electrical
Execution of condemned criminals one
each for the Stato prisons at Sing Sing,
Auburn and Clinton.
The centennial anniversary of Wash
ington's inauguration is to ba commoin
orated by the erection of a marble arch
to cost $100,00) over Fifth ttvenii at
Washington Square, New York City-.
An oil well recently hunk just east of
Washington, Pa,, in a territory thought
to have ben exhausted, increased its
flow Until, on the 7th, it was ruurn'pg seventy-five
barrels per hot"-.
The equalization of wagos in Mr. Car
negio'? w.iiis at Pittsburgh, Pa., is said to
be made necessary by tho fact that while
machiuery aud methods have changed in
late years, th9 old system of payment has
been retained, aud it is claimed th3 men
who work by the ton have been receiving
enormous wages, some earning as high as
thirty to fifty dollars per day.
The foundation stone 6t the. new hos
pital for wom6n, ia the Euston Road,
Loudon, was formally laid, on the Tth, by
the Princess of Wales, in tie presence of
a brilliant ailiblage. The Princess
was received with enthusiasm bv the
ptlclators, and an illuminated address,
inclosed in a silver casket, was presented
to her at tho conclusion of the ceremouy.
The car drivers of Prague, Austria, en
couraged by the success of their brethwn
in Vienna, have gou ot ou strike. The
authorities fear thftl tho riotous scenes of
the lattee rilv will be reoentod in Prague.
nn'l are taking precautions agaiust possi
Jose Riva Galbax, a Spaniard, died at
Bordeaux, France, on the 7th, at the age
of one hundred and eighteen years.
The lower house of tho Hiuicarian Diet
passed th bmlgettra theTTh".
News was received, on the 8th, of a
powder explosion on board the whaMnsj
brig Sea Fox, on tho West coast ct ATrica,
March 20, by which five men Honors
Pina and HafflAhas aud Captaiu John
N. Holmes, Third Mate Domingo Barbasa
and Steward Jose Fernandez were
killed; and John Peters, boat-steerer ;
Jose Laurence, cook; DeWart Garro,
Charles Leireail and Soverino Gonzales,
wore injitrod. Tho Sea Fox belonged at
New Haven, Mass.
Chauscey M. Dkpew an 1 other promi
nent railroad men were before the Senate
committee investigating tho workings of
the Iuter-State Commerce law, in New
York City.on the 7th. Discriminations in
favor of Canadian railroads was the prin
cipal feature complained of.
Tits steamship City of Paris, which ar
rived off Sandy Hook, on the 8th, broke
all records from Queenstown, her cor
rected time being 3 days, 2.1 hours and 7
minutes, Tho best previous tima oa
record, which was made by the Etruria,
was ((days, 1 hour and . 56 minutes. Tho
City of Paris, best daily record was made
ou the 7th, when her log showed 511 miles.
The fund which is being raised in Lon
don as a testimonial to Captain Murrell
of tho steamslkip Missouri, who rescued
the passengers of the sinkiug ship Dan
mark, had, on the Sth, reached :W0.
The committee, consisting of members
of the United States Ssnate, appointed to
investigate the commercial reiahons be
tween Canada and tho United States, ar
rived at San Francisco oa the 8th.
Two persons were killed and eight in
jured by a wreck on the Valley road in
the suburb! of Cleveland, O., on the Sth.
Secretary Wisdom aud Assistant
Secretary TicI;nor heard arguments, on
tho Sth, in favor of the continuance of
the custom of non-assessment of duty on
railway cars coming from Canada to the
United States, which, until recently, had
tieen in force for the past twenty years.
Immense deposits of rich copper ore
have been discovered in tho cliff forma
tion of tho State of Chiapas, Mexico, and
a company has been formed in London
to work the mine.
A conflict took place at Essen, Ger
many, on the 8th, between tho striking
miners and tho military. Three strikers
were killed and five wounded.
Governor Francis of Missouri, on the
8th, refused to interfere with the sentence
of Dave Walker and his son Bill, convict
ed Bald Kuobbers.
Fire at Danville, Mont., on tho 0th, de
stroyed twenty-three buildings, leaving
ouly the bank and hotel standing in the
business portion of the village.
Miss Helen Trknholm, a niece of ex
Comptroler Trenholm, of South Carolina,
eloped, on the !Hh, with Wilson W. Brenne
mau, clerk lu a real estate office in Wash
ington. Tho couple went to Philadelphia,
Miss Trenholm is eighteen years ot age,
and was one of the belles of West Wash
ington. The persons arrested for participating
in the Gweedore (Ireland) riot, in which
Police Inspector Martin was killed, have
been charged with complicity iu his mur
der by a special jury.
There is a shortage of over $O,00 in the
accounts of Eekford Moore, lato postmas
ter at Trenton, N. J., which is under
stood to have been the cause of his sum
Abovt forty survivors of the Tippeca
hoc Veterans who voted for General
William Henry Harrison, in 1M0, called at
the Executive Mam-ion. on the SUta, and
raid their respects to the President.
Owivo to the strong auti-Semitio feel-
Inc in Vienna, Hungarian merchants re
fuse to buy grain in the markets of that
The Pennsvlvani Legislature ad
journed sine die on the nth.
OstheOih Special City Tax Collector
Michael J. Burke, of Brooklyn, confessed
toashortase of $2,OX in his accounts
with the city. His bondsmen are respon
sible for the deficit.
The daily average attendance at the
Paris Exposition is ia the neighborhood
Colonel Fred I). Grant, the new Min
ister to Austria, arrive! in Vienna on
The trial of Howard O. Spencer for
murdering Sergeant Pike in Salt Lake
City, Utah, over thirty years ago, is ia
progress in the District Court in that
Representative Laird, of Nebraska,
who has been ill for several mouths, part
of the time iu a very critical condition, ii
T covering slowly-
Proctor JTsotf was beaten at the
Louisville IKy;) Derby by Spokane by a
Tes miners wore killed by a falling: car
in the William colliery, near Middleport,
Pa,i on the 9th.
The ury in the Kemmler murder trial,
at Buffalo, N. Y., after being out eighteen
hours, returned a verdict, on the 10th,
of murder in tho first degree. Sentence
Asa Matthews, of Illinois, has been
appointed First Comptroler of the Treas
ury. It is understood that a company of
American aud Canadian capitalists,
headed by Mr; Carnegie, contemplates
laying a hew cable from Nova Scotia tc
the Irish coast.
Notices were posted, on the 10th, of a
reduction of ten per cent, in the wages ef
all employes of the Dickson Maunufact
uring Company of Scranton, Pa, to take
effect May 15. The reduction affects
about nine hundred men.
United States Senator Brows, of
Georgia, who has been lying at the point
of death from malignant dysentery for
several days, has rallied somewhat, and
hU physicians think he will recover.
Memoriae, day was observed at Charles
ton, S: C, with the usual ceremonies at
Magnolia Cemetery, where the Confeder
ate dead are buried. The attendance was
very large. The ceremonies included re
ligious exercises and the decoration of
the graves by the young ladies of the
Italy declines to surrender Vitelie and
Bovino, the murderers of Paymaster Mc
Clure, near Wilkesbarre, Pa., but will try
them in that country if evidence is for
warded. It is reportod that Sir Charles Russell'a
fee for acting as counsel for the ParnelU
ites before the epecial Commission was
U5T the lOtli three miners were killed
and . several wdunded in a conflict with
soldiers at Bracked, Germany. The strik
ers had gathered in a large body and re
fused to disperse when ordered. The sol
diers thereupon fired on them.
A dispatch from Zanzibar states that
an officer and two seamen belonging to
the German cruiser Schwalbe were killed
at Bagamoyo, on the East coast of Afri
ca. Japan-esK papers express the fear that
the United States steamship Patos, which
left Tien-Tsia foT Shee-FOo early in the
spring, iind has not been heard of since;
has been lost. . .
A scddest wind and rain storm, resem-
bliug a cyclone, swept over the Potomac
valley near Point of Rocks, seventy
miles above Washington, on the 10th.
Twenty-five men working on a railroad
trestle spanning the river were blown off
into tho water, sixty feet below.
A general strike of the Nottingham
(England) la oe -workers is imminent.
Joici P. SaclsburY, Secretary of State
of Delaware, son of Willard Saulsbury,
Chancelor of State and ex-United States
Senator, and the nephew of ex-Senator
Eli Saulsbury. died at his home in Dover,
Del., on the 10th, of heart disease, aged
The funeral of Count Tdlstdii late Rus
sian Minister of the Interior, took place
on the lOthi The Czar, who was present,
has donated the sum of 20), 0)0 roubles to
CouutasaTolstoi, nd in addition a yearly
pension of 6 000 roubles.
The retirement of Miss Kate R. Drexel,
of Philadelphia, to a convent is said to ba
only temporary. She intends to devote
her life to the education of Indian and
General Clinton B. Fiske denies the
statement that he had said that he would
not be a third-party man next fall. He
says he is still carrying the Prohibition
flag on the highest summit he can reach.
The first prosecutions in Cincinnati nn
der the recently-passed law agairist
bucket-shops began on the loth.
The strike of the car-drivers at Prague,
Austria, is ended, the tramway company
having-, on the iOth, yielded to the de
mands of their employes.
Tns site of Fort Sisson, formerly Fort
WadsworMi, Minn-., has been trausferred
to the Interior Department, and will bo
disposed of UDder the provisions of the
act of 1884. The tract comprises four
townships adjoining the Sisson Indian
reservation. It will not be offered nntil
surveyed aud appraised by the commis
sion. It is believed that Captain Wissmann's
victory over the natives at Bogomayo
marks the collapse of the omoute on the
East coast of Africa.
A dispatch from Bochum, Westphalia,
says that the firing by the military, on the
night of the ;th, was the result of a blun
der on the part of tho officer commanding
the troops, who mistook a number of
passengers coming out of , a railway Sta1
tiou for rioters. The strikers made no
LATE NEWS ITEMS-
Prof. St. Claiu, in attempting to give
his "leap from the clouds" at Houston,
Tex., on the Pith, lost bis gripou the para
chute and fell .100 foet to the earth. Nearly
every bone in his body was broken.
Washington Irvino Bishop, the mind
reader, died at New York on the 11th. The
cause of his death was hysterical cata
lepsy. There is considerable rejoicing at New
port, Ark., occasioned by tiio definite
knowledge that Newport shall have a
The United States Supreme Court on the
1.1th, in an opinion by Justice Bradley,
awarded tho executors of tiie w ill of Myra
Clark Gaines the sum of $."7,0io agaiust
tho city of New Orleans, for the use of
property sold by thecity, but recovered by
Mrs. Gaines after long litigation.
Sarah Ixioney, who killed Mrs. Martha
Arrington near Tullahoma, Tenu., on Feb
ruary 4 last, was on the 11th found guilty
of murder in the second degree and sen
tenced to imprisonment in the peniteutiary
for twenty years.
Rich gold diggings have been discovered
near Deadwood, Dak.
It has been definitely ascertained that
Cady, who was killed and roasted on a
stove near Tuscou, Ariz., recently, the
murder beiug charged to Apache In
dians, was killed ly three Mexicans who
bad quarrelled witli him during the day.
He was killed, roasted and mutilated.
A heavy storm swept through Iowa and
Illinois on the Uth, doing considerable
damage at Des Moiues, I a., and Geneva
and Aledo, 111.
The loss from the cyclone in West Penn
sylvania and Eastern Ohio will aggregate
.-( 0,l . Several lives wrre lost.
Minnie Mases, a white woman, was
convicted of highway rohlery in the
Criminal Court at Birmingham, Ala., on
tho 11th aud sentenced to death by bang
ing. She assaulted raud robbed au old
Egyptian woman last summer.
A shock, vibrations from northeast to
southwest, supposed to be an earthipiake,
was felt st Annapolis, Mil., on the 11th.
The trembling was nocoinpauied by a loud
clap, os though something heavy had
falleu on the floors of the bouses.
The White Cap warning received by the
Rev. Schweinf urtu, of Rockford, 111., Las
resulted in the insurance companies can
celing all policies ou his church, and the
sacred structure is now at tho mercy" of the
While Caps aud the elements.
W. I). Hodges, a well-to-do farmer, liv
ing near New irt. Ark., has a mare that
pave birth on the luth to two cults, one a
burst', the other a .mule colt. Both nre
fully developed aud ns lively us colts
Usually are at their age.
AN EASTERN TORNADO.
A Frightful Storm Pay Its Respects to the
Feopl of the East Much Damage to
New York, May 1L Yesterday was in
tensely hot, but about five o'clock a sud
den wind storm came up and cooled the
air, but did considerable damage to sky
lights, signs, etc. Small craft were over
turned in the bay, but no loss of life was
reported. A heavy rain followed th
At four o'clock In the afternoon clouds
begail to gather in the western sky and
soon swept on towards Jersey and New
York. A tremendous gale of wind deJ
veloped and much damage was done afe
Burlington, N. J. While sweeping over
the face of that State the gale, blowing
fifty miles an hour, whirled up volumes of
gray dust from the soil, which was carried
before the storm. When it at last
swoopod down on Jersey City Just about
sunset the tky seemed a brassy hue and
the Jersey shore was soon lost sight
cf. The storm quickly swept
over the bay and river and
was upon this city, licking streets clear of
dust at one moment and drifting them
again with the city's refuse and the red
sand of Jersey. Men, women and children
on the street were blinded by sand and
gropod for trees or clung to fences, un
able to see and afraid to move. The tall
Tribune and Times buildings on one side
of Park row were not visible from th
other side. Wagons and cabs were over
turned, street car windows broken and
over ail continued the terrific roar of the
tempest. The storm continued in this city
for nearly half an hour, when rain began
to fall, the atmosphere was cleared and
the wind calmed dovrii.
Many painful casualties are reported in
this city. Many of the poles remaining
are down, signs and broken glass strew
the walks and in the harbor ferryboats
Were blown about well nigh helpless.
Lamp posts were hurled to the ground
and the remains of the centennial decora
tions strewed the streets.
The storm swept across Long island and
buildings wera blown down, huge piles of
lumber scattered, etc The ferryboat
Flushing was just approaching the slip on
this side of the river when the whirlwind
struck her and turned her almost com
pletely around arid dashed her against
one of the bulkheads. A number of pas
sengers, mostly ladies, were throwrl
down with great force and great excite
the STOnM at other points.
Point of Rocks, Md., May IL The new
iron bridge in course of construction
across the Potomac to the Virginia side
was swept away by a storm last evening.
Charles Beamer and Augustus Carter,
two workmen, were badly hurt.
New Haven, Conn., May 11. During a
severe storm yesterday afternoon an un
finished building was wrecked and six
teen workmen injured, Fred Sherman fa
tally. Reading, Pa., May 11. A terrific wind
and rain storm passed over tho city about
i:3)p. m. yesterday, unrooflng a nunibef
of hoUS?s and prostrating tfees and
fences. The storm is reported to have
done much damage in the Lebanon valley,
particularly at Palmyra, where many
houses were blown down. Wires are down
and d 'tails lacking.
Newport, Perry County, Pa.. May 11.
The county fair exhibition building was
demolished and other buildings damaged
by a tornado at four p. m. yesterday.
Charles Meyers, aged eight, was killed.
Pottsville, Pa., May 11. A terrific
wind and rain storm damaged many build
ngs in this city about four p. m. yester
day. A panic occurred among the girls
in the silk mill and Sail it) Reichart was
thrown down a "flight of stairs and se
riously injured. Work had tb be sus
pended for the day.
WiLLlAMsFont, Pa., May 11. The sud
den storm caused a panic in the large
audience at Barnnm's circus. Part of the
tent, was blown down and the following
performers injured! Ichato, a Japanese,
bead and body injured; Miss Mollie
Thompson, hit in the face by a stake ; Miss
Nellie Flynn, nose broken; Master E.
French, rib broken; Miss Lillie Deacon,
knocked senseless by a pole; George
Marks, scalp wound. The loss is esti
mated at $10.0J0. A number of buildings
In the city were damaged.
Easton, Pa., May 11. A cyclone yester
day afternoon uprooted trees and unroofed
buildings in this city and vicinity. Mrs.
David Ji Warding and her son were badly
injured by a blackboard which Was blown,
lown Upon them.
Bunbcry, Pa., May 11. Tho storm was
very severe in this city, mahy buildings
being damaged. One end of the Clement
House fell into tho street and several per
sons narrowly escaped injury.
Leominster, Mass., May 11. A terriflo
storm at seven p. in. damaged many build
ings and Wheeler's large barn was set on
fire by lightning and burned with eleven
cows and other stock.
Shamokin, Pa., May 11. A tornado at
8:30 p. m. yesterday wrecked many build1
ings including new uuoccupied touemont
Sr&QCEHANNA, Pa., May 11. During a
severe storm yesterday afternoon William
Clapper of Gulf Summit, Ji. Y., was killed
Elmira, N. Y., May 11. A heavy storm
passed over this section yesterday after
noon damaging many building-. Several
persons were httrt by flying debris, and
Jacob Metzger, a merchant, severely in
jured by his carriage boiug blown over.
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 11. A Newcastle
special says the storm did considerable
damage there, Ex-County Treasurer
Reynolds' bouse was struck by lightning
and his wife and daughter stunned.
Rutland, Vt., May 11. A sudden storm
came up yesterday afternoon and shat1
tered a building at the marble quarries
where Miss Emma JUch, the vocalist, and
soma friends had taken refuge. They
were stunned Lut not injured.
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 11. A heavy
storm late this afternoon did considerable
damage in this city and vicinity. The
day had been so hot that many glass aud
iron workers were compelled to stop
1'OTTSVILLE, Pa., May 11. During the
storm at Mahanoy City yesterday, a
miner named Betz was killed by lightning
and two other struck, but not fatally
FoxborO, Mass., May 11. During a
storm last night John Trumbull's barn
was stiui k by lightning and destroyed.
To Untl Klectrlc Sunr.
New York. May IL Judge Barrett in
Supreme Court yesterday granted At-torney-GeDeral
Tabor permission to bring
suit in the name of the people of the State
of New York against tho Electric Sugar
Refining Company for tho dissolution of
the corporation, annulment of its existence,
the enj fining of the corporation from act
ing further and for the appointment ot a
receiver of its property. The moving
papers were affidavits by Lawion N.
Fuller, which set forth that the corpora
lion did not effect the purpose for whicfc
it was formed w ilhia the prescribed time.
Bishop llDfan MistaiDed.
Kansas City, Ma, May 11. The Coun
f cil at Rome has sustained Bishop Hogaa
of this city in his controvery with Rev.
Father Hiaes, who was removed from
Peirce City, Mo., by the Bishop to another
charge. Rev. Mr Hines, backed by his
congregation, resisted the change and
appeal v-s taken to Rome.
A Maniac Amuck.
Stiytgart, My 11. An auctioneer
named Bosch, living in this city, suddenly
lcmiie violently insane yesterday. Ba
fore ho coold be secured he seized a
hatchet and killed his sister, aud then
rushed Into the street and killed a passer
Ly. lie was finallv arrested and locked up
Tho centennial of the revolutlon-ary bat
tle of Guilford Court House was celebrat
ed on the battleground near Greensboro,
N. C, on the 4th. Several thousand peo
ple were present.
The celebrated Canewood Farm, near
Louisville, Ky at which the late M. Grata
raised some splendid race horses, has
been bought by Thomas P. Scott, c Phil
adelphia. Ha paid $125 an aero for 375
acres. He intends making it a private
summer resort for himself and friends.
He will go into the fine hofsebreeding
business on a small scale.
At Sandusky, a mining tillage five
miles from Birmingham, Ala,, a few
nights since, Thomas L. Blakely, aged
sixty, was assaulted by two dmnken rail
road nien named Tate and Hayes, who
entered his house and grossly insulted
his wife and beat him about the head with
a bludgeon until he died. The murderers
fled. The miners were np in arms, and
should the villains be caught they will be
Rev. W. M. Roberson, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., has disappeared. Foul play le
A Miss Carter, who lives near Scotts
ville, in Allen County, Ky., was fatally
wounded a few days ago. A young man
visiting her playfully pointed a pistol at
her and pulled the trigger. The girl feP.
backwards with a bfill in her abdomen.
She can not live.
Jefferson Davis has accepted an invita
tion to attend the centennial celebration
of the adoption of the Federal Constitu
tion by North Carolina, which took plac
at Fayetteville, November 21,. 1789. Mr.
l)avis accents 6a condition that he will
not be tasked as orator of the day.
Governor Fowle of North Carolina le
negotiating with a syndicate; of whict
Governor Gordon of Georgia is the head,
for the sale of 100,0 00 acres of swamj
lauds owned by the State. These lands
are ia the northeastern section, and are it
some cases very valuable, particularly
for timber, now, and for corn lands aftei
the timber is removed.
The littlo town of Oakford, eight milei
west of Owensboro, Ky., was almost to
tally destroyed by fire, a few evenings
ago. The fire started in R. M. Hagau'?
residence and burned his dwelling anc
store; loss, X)0; Hagan & Stanley's mill,
loss, $2,500; Talbott's blacksmith shop,
loss, $500; Wro. Gordon's residence, loss,
$G0J; Mrs. Mary Lancaster's residence,
A lively shooting took place at Scuffle
town, near Henderson, Ky.. recently.
James Taylor and Sherman Billings, wh
had a fuss a few days previous, met again
ind, both drawing pistols, commenced
firing. Billings was shot in the legs. Th
latter then got his brother, and both
armed with shotguns again attacked Tay
lor, who responded with a Winchester
rifle, killing the horse and shooting the
hat off one of the brothers. The parties
are all quiet now and no arrests.
Tho board of directors of the Alabama
Colored University met at Montgomery,
recently, for the purpose of permanently
locating the institution and electing offi
cers and faculty. Montgomery was de
cided upon as the place of location, and
the following officers were elected, all
white men and prominent citiiensr T.
M. P. Otts, president; AV. B. Jones, sec
retary and auditor: F. M. Billing, treas
urer. Prof. AV. B. Paterson was elected
president of the faculty. A new build
ing, to cost $25,000, will be erected at
The fourteen-year-old daughter of Mrs.
M. L. Hawkins, a widow living on Middle
creek, near Chattanooga, Tenn., was
taken, some days since, with what the at
tending physician pronounced hydro
phobia. She had had several frightful
paroxysms, and was in a very critical
condition. The doctor advised the parent
to use every precaution td avoid being
scratched or bitten by the child. She was
not bitten by a dog, but last winter helped
to take care of cattle which, it is sup
posed, died from the bite of a mad dog,
and in this way became inoculated with
At Compton mines, fifteen miles north
of Birmingham, Ala., a fatal explosion
occurred a few days since. A very heavy
blast, intended to break an immense rock.
was exploded without effect. Superin
tendent .Dorsey Collins then ordered the
men to fill the holo again. A Very large
hole had been drilled in the rock, and into
Ihis six kegs of powder were emptied. As
the men were putting in the seventh keg
terrific explosion occurred: Superin
tendent Collins was standing only a feW
feet away when "the explosion occurred.
Ho was blown sixty feet and instantly
killed. Two negro laborers were fatally
injured, and several others were slightly
The new insane law of Alabama, reg
ulating the trial of the criminal insane,
requires the Governor to appoint a com
mission of lunacy, to consist of three per
sons, a president and two associates, of
high standing and repute fcr learrJifig
md character, two of whom shall be phy
sicians and oue a lawyer versed as far as
practicable in the medical jurisprudence
of insanity, who shall hold their office for
six years, or until their successors are ap
pointed. The Governor has discharged
the duty thus imposed rpon him by ap
pointing the following as members of
the commission: R, H. Pearson, of
Birmingham, president; Dr. P. Brice, of
Tuscaloosa, first associate; Dr. R. P.
Huger, of Anniston, second assooiate.
While the reception concert tendered
the Mississippi Press Association was in
progress at Greenville, a few nights
since, what might have been a terrible
accident occurred. Governor Lowry and
his dauffhten Fenatcr Gertrge, Mrs. II. C.
Myers, Governor Stone and Congressman
Stockdale occupied a private box on the
ground tier. Immediately abovo them
was a gallery fhled with young ladies of
prominence in Greenville society. With
out warning the gallery sudjenly col
lapsed. Fortunately the accident did not
prove as seriotis as was feared at first.
There was intense excitement for awhile.
Strong men were soon on hand to raise
the structure and release the temporarily
imprisonea guests. None were badly
hurt, but most of the party were bruised
and shaken up. Those who suffered most
were Senator George, Governor Stone
and Mrs. Myers.
By direction of the President the Dew
military post near Atlanta, Oa., will be
known and designated as "Fort McPher
son," In honor to the memory of James
B. McPherson, Brigadier-General United
States Army and Major - General of
Volunteers, who was killed near the site
July 22, Itm.
The farmers throughout the Alabama
cotton belt are calling weekly conven
tions to co-operate against the Bagging
Trust. The resolutions adopted are of a
strong nature, and, if carried out, will
absolutely put jute bagging on the retired
list in the South.
William Gilmer murdered his young
wife and then took his own life, at Al
bany, Ga., a few days ago.
Miles Harris fell off the mountain, a.
Soddy, near Chattanooga, Tenn, a few
days ago. After dropping fifty feet or
more bo struck a tree-top, the branches
of which to some extent broke hi3 fall
and saved him from instant death. H
broke a leg and sustained internal injuries
which will cause his death.
Near Mount Sterling, Ky., recently,
Bert Curtis, a farmer's son, aged eight
een, died of hydrophobia. Curtis and
a cousin were scuffling recently when
the farm watch dog rushed in and bit
both of them. The dog was found to be
Owicg to the lack of fnnds the schools
of Vicksburg, Miss., will close oa the 31t
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
The number of inha.bitaE.ts to each
milo of railroad in this country in 1850
was 2,571; ia 18S7 the number was
A shoe dealer at Durham, N. C,
has his store built oa wheels. He goes
from one town to the other, and when
he finds trade dull he hitches on a
team and pulls to the next town.
. In some sections of the country
where fruit generally succeeds, the
devotion of entire farms to the grow
ing of fruits has become quite com
mon, and ia liable to be still more . so,
says the German town Telegraph.
Doubtless there nre mors legends
and traditions connected with Easter
than with any other festival, most o!
which are founded on some beautiful
fancy. One sweet legend is that
Easter flowers are Christ's smiles, and
that every bud and blossom has its
angel to minister to .longing human
A Jersey City postman recently
saw a piece of paper sticking out of a
crack in the fire alarm box. Being a
man of experience, he investigated
and pulled out a letter. He mailed
the letter and then followed it to its
address, which was in the city. There
he learned that it was dated seven
-A New York daily paper appeared
on St. Patrick's day printed in green,
and its editor sought to excuse his
toadyism by saying that his paper
revolves for all." At once a gentle
man offered to bet the truculent editor
that his naner was not so much of a
revolver as to appear in yellow on the
day celebrated by the Orangemen.
The bet was not taken.
Recent investigations and experi
ment seem to indicate that in all the
great modern European fleets, of
which we have heard so muh, there
is hot one really effective line-of-battle
ship. It is also beginintiing' to be dis
covered that the big guns with vhich
those fleets are armed are constructed
on a wrong principle, and will not
stand the stress of battle. If these
fears are well founded, the nations of
Europe have wasted many hundred of
millions of dollars within the last
Dry, loose sand, wherever it
occurs, is constantly being shifted by
the wind, and often buries cultivated
lands, buildings and forests. On the
shores of Lake Michigan are drifts 100
feet deep, and those of Cornwall reach
300 feet in depth, while the drifts of
the Gobi desert are forty miles long
and 900 feet high in places. On the
shores of the Bay of Biscay the drift
ing tmnd travels inland 16 feet k year,
in parts of Denmark 24 foet, and in
Southern India 17 yards. In some
places walls and barriers of vegetation
have been created to stop the destroy
ing drifts. Fine sand is taken up to a
great height in the air, and deposited
many miles away.
A Lewiston, Me., police officer in
passing a dark alleyway recently,
heard a strange noise. It was of a
voice in the tones of supplication. The
words were undigtinguishablei It was
about two o'clock in the morning, and
the officer drew his shooting Iron and
his club and hastened to the spot. As
he neared it the tones grew louder.
Some Oho vs shouting in a loud voice
from the back end of a horse shed.
The officer was not a little surprised
to find the object of his search in the
person of a devout soldier of the Sal
vation Army, who was out in the cold
and the darkness of the darkest hour
making his petitions. The officer
passed a good morning, and asked the
soldier to lower his voice a few octaves.
The soldier complied and the officer
What constitutes ail urisdJHd
horse, or other animal? 1'ernapS the
best definition is that given by an En
glish judge, a good many years ago,
and which has been often quoted in
the courts since: "If at the time of
the sale the horse has any disease
which either does diminish the natural
usefulness of the Animal so as to make
him less capable of work of atiy de
scription, or which In its ordinary
progress will diminish the natural use
fulness of the animal, or if the horse
has either from disease or accident un
dergboe any alteration of structure
that either actually does at the" tirft,
or in its ordinary effects will, diminish
the natural usefulness of the horse,
such horse is unsound."
The Great, Fervanive and Potential Fact ol
Orte rcstllt pf the lnbor of physiolo
gists has been the clearing of tha men
tal vision and the gradual comprehen
sion of the great, pervasive and po
tential fact of "heredity." "The sins
of the father shall be visited upon the
children," said Moses, more than three
thousand years ago. Probably he
comprehended in but a very small
measure the significance of his own
utterance. Not only do parents trans
mit to children their mental peculiari
ties, their moral tendencies, the feat
ures of the face, the stoop of the
shoulders and the trick of the gait.
but they pas3 on to them their blood,
their brain, their glands, their very
soul and life. We do not mean to say
that heredity is a tyrant from which
there is no escape, and that as the
narent in constitution and conduct, so
also must be the children to the re
motest generation. If that were one of
the discoveries of physiology, small
thanks would be due to the science
from overburdened man. But it is not
so. The parent ' himself, aa is well
known, can modify and make worse or
better both his constitution and his
character. Similarly, the child's con
stitution acid character may be
changed, until, bv the operation of
the law of heredity itself, a not very
remote descendant may be the anti-
nodes of his earlv progenitors. The
discovery of an existing inherited taint
of disease or of vice m a child is not
cause for regret, but for thankfulness.
The disease taint itself is, of course.
to be deplored, and so is the inherited
vica hut. its p.irlv discoverv is to bo
hailed with gratitude as pointing d
lines of physical and moral treatment
which may lead to the practical en
fwhlpmont of the taint, or even to it
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
Congressman W. I Scott, of Erie,
Pa., is worth probably 115.000,000, but
he is one of the least ostentatious men
in Congress. . . '
MissE-.A. Southworth, assistant
Mycologist at Washington, is said to
be the first 'woman to receive an ap
pointment to a scientific post at Wash
ington. Her specialty is fungoid
Hamilton Disston, the Philadel
phia saw manufacturer, owns more
land in Florida than any other six men
in the State, and is consequently looked
upon as something of a nabob by the
residents of that sunny clime. ', !
- John W. Haynes, of Fayette
County, O. , is a modern Samson. A
few days ago, in the presence of a large
crowd of spectators, he shouldered and '
carried twenty yards a hogshead oi
bacon which weighed 675 pounds.
An eccentric woman who died
near Winchester, Va., a short time ago
always wore heavy top boots, in which
she carried pistols for her protection.
She was noted as a fortune teller, and
was a well read woman, having a wide
knowledgo of American history.
Congressman Robertson, of Louis
iana, is said to be the greatest bear
hunter in the South. He is also an ex
pert deer-hunter, and has followed
more than one panther into the jungle.
He keeps a pack of hounds and bear
dogs and his kennels are famous
through the South.
Empress Eugenie, drawn by a Faris
special correspondent on the spot: "A
fragile form, vailed and robed in black.
a pallid face and snow-white hair, and
the infirm gait of a rheumatic invalid
such is the image now presented by
her who was the famous beauty and
the world's queen of fashion some
thirty-five years ago."
Thomas Thompson, who recently
died in Rockport, Mass., at the age of
ninety-four, was the oldest inhabitant
of the town. He was a sailor in the
United States navy during the war of
1812, and served the Government for
twenty-five years. While a privateers-
man he was captured ana serveu a
term in Dartmoor prison.
"I heard of one Farisian lady," says
Mrs. Frank Leslie, "who dismisses
every servant in her employ every six
months. Her theory is that the con
stant renewal of her household per
sonnel tends to keep her domestics in
good order. She gets the cream, so to
speak, of their services, and just about
tho time they settle down into lazy
habits she gets rid of them."
Countess Tolstoi, it is said, is the
daughter of a Moscow pbysiciaiv who
married the Count thirty years ago,
when very young. She has borne him
thirteen children, and upon her rests
the whole management of the house
hold. To the Count tho possession ol
a house superior to that of a peasant
is a sin, and in his eyes his family
lives in culpable luxury because they
have servants to clean their boots and
a cook to prepare their food.
An employe of Jay Gould recently
remarked: "George Gould and hit
father love each other as much as any
father and son I ever 6iiw. and the
samo is the caso with the other boys.
who consequently aro always glad to
go home to their parents. Gould hae
imparted to his sons skill enough to
take care of themselves. One of his
boys is a good telegraph operator,
another is a good stenographer. The
old man can go all over this land and
dictate his dispatches to one boy, and
the other one can send them by wire."
"A LITTLE NONSENSE.
Returned tourist "Does your
daughter play and sing as much as
everP" Hostess "O. no; she's mnr-
ried1' Philadelphia Record.
She "Did your uncle leave you
any thing, Henri? ' Henri "He did."
She "Henri, I am yours." He "He
left mo his blessing." She "Henri, I
am not yours.
Diplomacy. Mrs. O'Kny "I'm
going to Cutlet's, Horace. Shall I or
der th Sunday dinner?" Mr. O'Kay
"By all mean, no! Just ask for it-
Last month's bill is still due." Time.
A clam was walled up in a build
ing at Syracuse ten years ago as an
experiment. n hen taken out the
other day it was found alive and reit-
eonably ell, Mt not much given tc
Fond mother "Tommy, darling.
this is your birthday. What would
you like best to do?" Tommy, darling
(after a moment s reflection) "1 think
should enjoy seeing the baby
spanked!" Paris Figaro.
The young man in Montana who
rbot himself because his sweetheart
rejected him, missed one of the keen
est pleasures of life. He should have
married her neighbor and bought lor
his wife the prettiest spring bonnet
that camo to his town. lort Worth
Wife "I see that our neighbor,
Bonds, is down again." Husband
"What is it this time? Wheat. I sup
pose." Wife "No, I think from his
appearance that it was rye that hat
floored him now. And I don t want you
to dabble with it any more, either."
Fond mamma (who knows him at
home) "Frankie. I hope you have
been a nic quiet boy nt school this
afternoon." Frankie "Yes. indeed,
mamma. I went to sleep in my seal
right after recess, and the teacher
said she would keep in the first boy or
girl that waked me up." Puck.
Miss Hightone (seeing Rollo, the
new Scotch terrier for the first time)
"Why Sarah! what have you done
with Duke, that lovely little pug?"
Mrs. Llewlyn (lately a widow) Oh!
I've given hirn away. I like Rollo
much better, he reminds me o much
of poor dear Alfred, who ha I such
lovely blonde whiskers." Drake'e
Flahley "You can lock up your
typewriter. Miss Alice, and take a
holiday the rest of the day." Miss
Alice "Why. Mr. Flabley. all this
correspondence requires immediate
attention and" Flabley (hastily)
"Ia I the correspondence go for to-day.
My ife will be hero shortly, and she
well you'd belter not como back
to-day." -Iowell Citizen.
FARM AND HOUSEHOLD.
It is always late to sow grass seed
after the first few favorable days ia
spring have passed.
The roots of lucern extend very
deep into the soiL thus enabling the
plant to endure drought.
As long as possible the chickens
should be allowed in tho garden, nur
sery and orchai-d. They destroy many
Feathers can bo washed in warm
soap suds and rinsed in clean water, :t
little blueing is used ia the rinse water
for white feathers.
Affection can not be pounded Jn.
Kind treatment insures the affection
of an animal, while rough treatment is
sure to cause its hatred.
Milk must bo drawn in clean
stables, free from bad odors, kept in
clean apartments free from bad ordors,
and the cream must bo protected from
the same if tbe best of butter is to be
made, and then tho butter must also be
kept free from odors.
Two pounds of rice boiled in two
gallons of soft water until soft, then
poured into a tub of warm water,
wash chintz in this, using tho rico in
place of soap, rinse in wator in which
ice has been boiled, strained off.
The hog is probably capable itsolf
of producing iiiO pounds weight at
eight months old if all the conditions,
provided by the owner, aro favorable;
but if these favorablo conditions aro
wanting, tho failure lies with tho man
and not with the hog.
- Alive mouse fell into a panful of
milk. It swam round and round in
its efforts to get out. but in vain.
Howeverv through the activity of its
movements tho milk was at last
churned into butter, when the mouse
was enabled to jump out of the pan and
regain his liberty. Gazette do Qu.it-recht-
Potatoes in Batter. Mix one well
beaten egg, a gill of milk, and a quar
ter of a pound of flour, to a smooth
batter. Boil large potatoes, peel them,
and when cold, cut them into thin
slices. Dip each slice in the batter,
and fry in clarified bocf drippings to
a rich brown. Serve hot. Orange
There is such a thing as n natural
apitude for different kinds of business.
One farmer will grow poor on a rich
farm, while another will grow rich on
a poor farm. One poultry-man will
make money in fowls, while another
will lose it. The one is adapted to his
business, tho other Is the right man in
the wrong place, or tho wrong man in
the right place. Success can be had
only wherf'tha "rfgTiTrii'an la iu tho
RAISE ONLY THE BEST.
Some Comment Coiicrrnliifr. Ju:iIl(y nn I
Ov,t-Product I on.
Quality is sought in all goods sold,
and, as quality varies, all goods aro
graded and the price fixed in accord
ance with tho stock in market of the
grade sought. ' A market may be over
stocked with an article of a certain
grnda. and yet a bi iisk demand may
exist for the same art icle, hut of u dif
.ferent grade. This rule applies to the
products of the farm as well as to
manufactured articles, but it receive-
less consideration by farmers than by
other classes. The farmer devotes
his energies to produce as much in
quantity as he can secure from the
soil, and in that manner assists in re
ducing prices and injuring the sales ol
his goods. There should bo no objec
tion to quantity, as tho greater tin
quantity tho larger the receipts, but
the quality is moro important than
If a choice article can be grown on
the same space required for an inferior
one the cost will be but littlo more.
Tho first item of expense is tho use ol
the ground, and that item must lie paid
under all circumstances, as the interest
and use of tho land commands a mark
etable value. Next, the labor is ex
pensive. Whilo a choice article may
call for more labor to a certain extent,
yet there are items in the bill of labor
that always present themselves. For
instance, it requires as much time tc
hitch the team, sharpen tho tools.
travel to and from tho field, koepdowu
tho weeds and grass and protect
nrrainst insects for a poor crop
as for a better one. To
proportionately lesson this expense
the crop must not only bo largo but ol
excellent quality, and tho better the
quality the lower the cost proportion
ately. It is MometimeB extravagant to
grow an inferior crop, as tho farmer
can not afford to do so.- His laud and
bbor are too valuable to bo devoted to
crops that do not pay because they
fail to be of the quality in demand.
Over-production of inferior articles
is possible at nil times, but over-production
of choico articles has never
yet been accomplished. There arc
too many grades in tho market, which
split up the whole into so many sepa
rate articles, any one of which inny be
lacking while the others are in excess.
A slight difference in quality is some
times sufficient to double the profits.
It is estimated that the average cost
of growing, picking and shipping
strawberries is three cents a quart.
If one grower receives thrco and one
half cents per quart and another four
cents per qunrt the- ono will have
twice as much proSt as the other, al
though he received but one-half cent
more. This is duo to the fact that
the first cost of three cents per quart
must be paid, no matter what the prices
may be. The grower who aims U
have bis products in market eo as to
grade them to the highest standard
can realize a large profit even when
others, selling inferior articles, may
luffer loss. Philadelphia Record.
The average college graduate,
trained to literature, must first un
learn many thing before he can cope
with mechanical art. Yet in mechan
ical science and art lies the path to
ward a competency, if not wealth. Of
tho seventy-two wealthiest men of tho
day in tho United States, nearly nil
started In lifo poor, and nearly all of
thtrn made their money outride tl
professions, or, in other word, in
manufactures and trade Pralrht