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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1889.
VOL. XXIV. NO. 10.
The publishers of tho Chicago city
directory estimate the present popula
tion of the city sit over 1 00,000.
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The Canadian (lov.'rnracnt has re
duced the export duly on pino logs 50
cents per 1,000 feet, board measurement.
Tiif, new quarters at the new mili
tary post, Tort Logan, near Denver,
Col., havo been completed and ac
cepted. Hon. Francis E. Bryant, a friend
of Stephen A. Douglas, and an old
line Democrat, died ut Dement, 111.,
It is not thought likely that there
will be if. yacht contest this year for
tho America cup, owing to a disagree
ment over the new rules.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and Mail.
The out. crop of Illinois is now esti
mated at 1-J7.0W.000 bushels, while
ryo is expected to make 4,072,000.
Drought in April caused some loss.
! fsLTEKINTENUr.NT FnUTKH, Cf the
National census bureau, has decided
to divide Kans.is into three and Mis
eouri into eight districts. It is prob
able Oklahoma will ulto bo mado a
J. (il.AIIKX. proprietor of tho Btick
ner fArk.1 Hotel, died suddenly of
congestion the other day and his wife,
upon seeing his lifeless body, dropped
dead by his side, both deaths occurring
in ten minutes.
' The new rules providing for trading
In petroleum futures completely upset
things at tho petroleum exchanges.
Tho brokers did not seem to under
stand the new system and but littltj
business was transacted.
Nina Van Zandt, the young woman
who was anxious to marry Angus',
tSpies, the Anarclibt. is stage struck
and Joseph Haworth, who owns "l'an
Kauvar," has made an oner to her.
fche will probably lend tho Anarchist
mob in that play next season.
The death ni "Irs. Hayes was re
ceived with feelings oi -genuine sorrow
and regret by tho older cmyloyes of
the White House, to whom she was
endeared by final recollections of her
kindness to them while she was mis
tress of tho executive mansion.
' The Tension Oiace has made requi
sitions upon tho treasury for fl.),0()0.
000 out of tho appropriation r.vailablo
July 1. This amount will bo placed
to tho credit of tho pension agents.
There are said to bo between 8.000 and
D000 first payment vouchers awaiting
the depositing of this money.
TllK Journal de St. Petersburg make .
no comment upon the speech of tho
Emperor of Austria to the. Ileichsrath,
but in editorial article which occupies
n prominent position of the paper it
remarks that Prussia's foreign relations
are unchanged and expresses the hope
that peace may bo maintained.
The recent unexpected rise in the
pioo of iron caused great rejoicing
among the iron men, who look forward
to an immediate revival of business
and a period of prosperity. Tho de
mand for rails, wrought iron pipe,
bheet nnd bar iron lias experienced a
marked increase in the past ten days;
Is tin" criminal court at Washing
ton on tho -J.vh tho last of tho notori
ous star route cases were disposed of,
the District attorney entering a nolle
pros, in each. This act ion was taken
linivmsn the, rrinoinnl cases against
Drady, Dorsey'and others having failed
there was m hope of convicting th
Ceou;f. W. Wi:tik, a well known
business man of Philadelphia, who il
prominently connected with several
beneficial associations, is said to ba
(.hort in his accounts as treasurer o!
tho Order of Tonti and it is understood
that warrants for his arrest have been
issued charging him with being a. de
faulter to the amount of $10.000..
( Sr.CKETAKV Windom bus issued R
circular to collectors of customs di
recting tbe allowance of drawback on
jute cotton bagging manufactured ir
this country from imported jute ami
imported for use again as a covering
for exported cotton. Drawbacks aro
to bo paid to exporters or their agents
only and not to parties owning "ship's
II. D. Oi.eson. who lived with his
Fon-in-law on a farm a few miles from
Clifton, Tex., was abusing his daugh
ter the other night when her husband
ordered tho quarrel stopped. Tho old
man procured & shotgun, chased the
family out of the house and then set
lire to the premises, keeping the neigh
bors away with his gun until it was
almost destroyed when ho leaped into
the flames and was burned up.
rEItSONAL AND POLITICAL.
The Ohio Republican State convention
assembled at Columbus on the 25th.
William Walter 1'nELFS, one of the
American Commissioners to the SSamoan
conference, arrived at Washington on the
?:.th Hn railed unon Secretary Blaine
and had a long consultation. lie brought
the Samoaa treaty with him.
The wife of ex-President Hayes died at
Fremont, O., on tho 25th. bue was born
at ChilHcothe, O., August 28, 1831, and her
eventful life was ono of great usefulness.
Secretary Tracy authorizes an em
phatic denial of the story that, his recent
Visit to the New York navy yard was
connected with or attended by the whole-
bale discharge of Democratic employes.
France has decided to refuse to agree
to tho scheme for the conversion of the
Egyptian preferred debt unless England
will jive a guarautee that she will evacu
CiOVKKXOR Foraker has been renomi
nated by the Republicans of Ohio.
The story that Mgr. Persico, in his re
port to the Pope on (he result of his inves
tigation of Irish affairs, had a sorted that
tho Irish Nationalists had formed a plot
to kill him if he returned to Ireland is
pronounced urely imaginary.
Mr. CnAMimRLAlx bas written a letter
to n member of the Baptist Church, in
Which he says that neither party can gain
tirnfit or honor bv a barcain with Mr.
Uladitone, binding him to advocate the
disestablishment of the church in Wa'es
in return for Nonconformist support of
his home ru'e scheme.
Hsrr IXEicunoLZ, German Consul at
Newcastle, Kngland, has committed sui
cide. Ton lower house of the Michigan Legis
lature has passed the Holbrook Anti-Trust
bill by a vote of 55 to 8.
General Simon Cameron, the well
known statesman, whose life extended
oyer ninety yTTs, died at Lancaster, Pa.,
on the 20! h.
William Walter Phelps, of New Jer-se-,
has been appointed Minister to Ger
many. Tns War Perartruent is in recofpt of
dispatches confirming the press reports of
trouble with the Flathead Indians near
A sweeping general order has been is
sued by Kectetary Tracy, requesting an
entire reorganization of the business
methods of the Navy 1) -p-irtment.
J. II. IIollekdeu, who was recently ex
pelled from Guatemala by the Govern
ment of that country, has laid grievances
before Mr. Blaine.
A handsome monument to Captain John
Mason, who ended the Pcquot war in Con
necticut in 1037, was unvaded at Mystic,
GeougeLoiunq Brown, oace a noted
painter of this countiy, died at Maiden,
fcl-iss., recently, aged seventy-five.
Princess Louise, aged twenty-two
years, daughter of the Prince of Wales,
has Leen betrothed to the Earl of Fife,
her father's bosom friend and the Queen's
neighbor at Balmoral Castle. The Earl is
past forty years of ago.
Colonel A. M. Baxton, one of the orig
inal settlers of St. Joseph, Mo., died on
the 27th. He was born in Ohio, February
Commodore Greer, now cn bis way
homo from Europe, has bsen appointed
president of a board to revise the organ
ization, tac-.ics and drill cf the navy.
Qcken Christina asemded 100 feet in an
air balloon at Madrid on the 2s; h. It was
her first ascent. Tho bnlloon was chris
tened "Maria Christina."
Murray's Magazine announces that
Frinea Alb:rt Victor, oldest son of the
Prince of Wales, lias been affianced to
Princess Victoria, of Frussia, a sister of
the Emperor of Germany.
Maria Mitchell, the noted atronomr
nf Lynn, Mass,, is dead. Sh- was born in
Nantucket, Mass., August 1, 181S.
Fred Douglass has been appointed Min
ister to Ilayti.
Carlotta Fatti, sister of Adelina, died
onthe2Sth. She was a singer cf consid
The funeral of the v ife of ex-President
Hayes took place at Fremont, O., on the
Great damage was flone to winter
wheat, rye and corn in Winona County,
Minn., recently by hail and rain.
Application has been made at New
York for an order directing the executors
of the will of Louis C. Hammersly to pay
to the Duchess of Marlborough $100,000
from the accumulated income of her late
husband's estate, she being ia need of the
Georgs and Fred Saniskey, brothers,
were drowned recently in the river at
Des Moines, Iowa.
There was a sensational finish to the
Cornell and Columbia boat race at New
London, Conn., On the 27th. On getting
out of their boat, six of the Columbia crew
fell in a dead faint from exhaustion.
Throe were in a serious condition, physi
cians being hastily summoned.
The United States steamer Adams, now
at Honolulu, has been ordered to Samoa
to replace tha Alert and Nipsic, now en
route to the United States.
Commencement day at the Lake Forest
University at Lake Forest, III., wai a
regular jubilee, because of the fact that
700,000 had been added to the endowment
and more was promised, i nere were iour
The committee at Johnstown has issued
an appeal to persons holding relief funds
for the forwarding of the money, uona
tions have been held back for various
reasons and the work at Johnstown has
been seriously hampered thereby.
At the Paris (Ky.) races R. W. Brass
flntd thn well known turfman, was ex-
nelled bv an unanimous vote of the judge
The inspection of the pictures of M
Sueitan. which are to be offered for sale at
Pari-", began on the 27th. The parlors
were crowded with aristocrats. Amonj,
those nreseut was the Due d'Aumalo. It
is understood that Mr. Vanderbilt has of
fered $1.60X000 for the collection. One of
the Rothschilds is prepared to give a high
figure for the Angelos.
A rnMRiMATioN of the knit rroods men
in the territory west of the AUeghanies j
and noi th of Memphis has been practically
effected by a meeting of a number ol
manufacturers at Chicago.
An extensive prairie fire recently
ravaged Cascade County, Mont. No lives
were reported lost.
Part of tiie Burton block, Clinton and
Van Buren streets, Chicago, was Durneci
the other day. Loss, $200,000.
A storm swept over South western Ohio
on the afternoon of the 28th. The south
bound train on tlie Ohio & Northwestern
run into a washed-out bridse just south
west of Ea'avio, fatally and seriously in
juring several persons.
According to the figuies of the just
completed directories the population of
the twin cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis)
is now close to half a million.
The assassination of Dr. Cronin was de
nounced in a mass meeting hold at Chica
go on the night of the 2Sth.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven davs end d June 27 numbered 2u,
compared with 220 the previous week and
201 the corresponding week of last year.
Two attendants in the State Insane
Asylum at Rochester, Minn., have teen
SAT) t to the neuitentiary for killing a
Germany has bought a majority of tho
shares of the Swiss Western railway, and
has replaced the French by German di
Yale won the fourteenth annual eight
oared race at New London, Conn., defeat
ing Harvard. The course was four miles;
time for Yale 21:30; for Harvard, 21:53.
The record now stands: Yale, 8 victories,
( defeats; Harvard, 6 victories. 8 defeats.
The people of Albuquerque, N. M., have
raised $75. 0X, to bo given as a bonus to
the Atlantic & Pacific railroad if it will
build thirty-five miles of track this year
toward the San Po iro mining camp.
A passenger train struck a cow twenty
miles below Cairo, 111., tho other day and
was ditched. Six passengers were slightly
hurt and an old negress fatally crushed.
Bom houses of the Michigan Legislature
have agreed to the Damon bill fixing the
liouor license at $30 '.
Four men and two women were recently
fnnriH rlmii in n. disrenutabl9 resort at
Paterson. N. J., all having been asphyxi
ated by the fumes from a gas stove.
A FATAL TRESTLE.
Secretary Tracy KeorganliM tti Business
of the Navy Department.
Washington. June 29. By a sweeping
general order Secretary lracy propose j
an entire reorganisation or me ousiness
methods of the Navy Department. Up to
this time new equipments and new duties
constantly arising from the conditions ot
change incident to the replacement of the
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old wooden vesse:s wuu now tm nun
modern guns have been assigned hero and
thera to the several bureaus of the depart
ment, often with no better reason than
the convenience of the moment ine re
sult has been confusion and an exaggera
tion of the defec s of the bureau system.
Duties which have no connection have
been Dlaced together and those naturally
associat9d have been divorced. Supply
has been complicated aud expensive.
Electric lighting, for example, has been
claimed by three bui eaus. The training
of officers and men, apart from the inde
pendent establishment of the Naval
Academy, has been divided bet-ween a:a
equal number, and there has been no
cfTics to control and detail tho per-onnol
as a whole, both officers and men, and to
receive and transmit the correspondence
of the fleet.
Secretary Whitney realized the evils ot
tho sv.tem and made an effort to change
them, but was obligedfrom the magnitude
of the task and the paramount importance
of concentrating his energies upon the
TM-ns.,it-omont f new shins and cuns, to
Rhun.lon the task Secretary Tracy, how
oro, i,r,v v that the time is ripe for
further change, and has accordingly is
sued the new ordsr. It enlarges the duties
of some of the bureau? notably those of
the bureau of eauipment, to which is at
trihnted neariv all tho duties of supply,
to the bureau of
navigation, and the control of the hydro
graphic and compass offices and the naval
observatory. To the constructing, maim
facturing and purchasing bureaus are
naitrn.i nthpr duties, eroumng them
svstematicallv and appropriately.
F.nih bureau exercises control
of its shops, labor, superintend
ence, requisitions, accounts and appropri
ations. Thn limits ot authority are well
defined. The bureau of navigation loses
its duties of supply and its control over
several important oScej and becomes un
der the immediate direction of the Secre
tary, an executive section lor miiuary
matte -s, and is charge 1 witn tne irammg,
discipline and control of the personnel of
the fleet. Finally, thi chiefs of the bu
reaus of yards and docks, equipment,
ordnance, " construction and repair and
steam engineering ex-officio constitute a
b ard for the design, construction and
equipment of new ships. Practically the
effect of the ordor will be to make the
burenu of navigation to correspond to
t'ie A-ljutant-Geueral's office in the War
Department in the control of the person
nel of the organization.
of s Mall Train Near Katavla, O.
Many Passengers Injured.
Cincinnati. June 29. At half past five
o'clock last evening the passenger tram
from Portsmouth to Cincinnati on the Cin
cinnati, Georgetown & Portsmouth rail
way, with the directors' car, two passen
ger coaches and baggage car, went down
a trestle one and a hdlf miles west of Ba
tavia. The trestle was 100 feet long and from
12 to 25 feet high. The engineer ten ll
sinking down when he went on it, and
turned on a full head of steam, inus ne
saved the engine and baggnga car, Dut
not the three coaches with passengers. A
heavy rainstorm was falling at the time.
No one was killed outright, Dut ddoui
fourteen were injured, as near as can be
learned, some, it is feared, mortally.
lat.er were tieneral ilanagei
Experience With Ru$t.
Thirteen years past I commenced
farming on some land that was said
cotton could not be raised on on
account of rust. Tho first year I broke
the land deep with small-furrow plows,
and then used 200 bushels of high
graded puano to the acre. The rust
struck the cotton the first of August,
and it looked like a fi.ro had singed
over it. I gathered that year 600
pounds of seed cotton to tha acre.
That fall I sowed tho land in small
grain. I gathered a fine crop of oats
frosa it. I kept my stock off of this
land, snd allowed all the vegetation
Among the lat.er were genera. M..m, nn 5f wftlf1 (Trnw which
Samuel F. Hunt This is not general s- ' ' .
Samuel F. Hunt, the attorney, but another was m03Uy tne rag-weeu.
of the same name.
General Passenger Agent T. D. Rhoades
was sitiing at the supper tab:. The table
was driven into his side, inflicting, it is
feared, a mortal wound; II. L. Sunder-
brush, wife and child, of Cincinnati, were
seriously hurt; William Kain, the con
ductor, suffered a broken shoulder blade
and a broken leg. The others injured
were: William Griffith, colored porter,
badlv bruised; Conductor Newton,
hurt in the hip; Char es Homrod, hurt in
the back; Lou Hilman, painfully hurt in
the hand and arms; W. H. Frazer, of
Springfield, 111., right leg broken, head
bruised, serious; H. Ballman, right leg
broken; E. B. Showhan, Covington, Ky.,
painfully injured in the right leg and hip;
Mrs. Williams, of Williamsburg, O., seri
Mrs. Hayward, of Port-mouth, O., had
a babe in her arms. She was thrown
through a window and the babe was left
in the car. She recovered soon and
screamed !oi herbabi. It was found in
side the car cooing and entirely unharmed.
All in the above list whose homes are
not designated are citizens of Cincinnati.
AFFAIRS AT JOHNSTOWN.
! It is thought likely that tho extra
session of Cougros which the Presi
dent is expected to call will not bo
held until November. Tho impression
has prevailed that Congress would
likely be called together in October,
but several Senators, prominent on
tho republican fide of tho chamber,
havo stated recently that the President
would not e;.U Congress together be
fore the firt week in IVcemlx. r.
U. ink, WR. is to h ive a genuine
Old-fashioned Puritan Sunday. Tbd
chief of police, acting under instruc
tions from the mayor, h is nontied tho
proprietors o.' .-vu-y cigar store, soda
fountain, ice cream t and and.confco.
liuiifj-y I;oo to closu ou ijliiluy.
Govmxou Nichols, of Louisiana, is
fuoJ oi ders to arrest ail persons concerned
in the Sullivan-Kilrain yr.z? tight.
Thk immense oil stores of Tietgan &
Robertson, at Hamburg, have been de
stroyed by tire. The loss was estimated
The entire people of Arizona are up in
arms against tlie proposition to remove
Geroniiuo and h;s Apache murderers from
f lorid;i to Ariz ma.
fc'TEVF.N Allen, colore 1, was hanged in
Oxford, Miss., the other day for a murder
last year. His neck was broken by the
A lion went to the jail at Shepherds
ville, Bullitt County, Ky., and took
Charles Aidell, who wns confined there
charged with the murder of a peddler
named Joseph Lavine, an. I hanged him.
Chicago will make further investigation
as to the condition of the Conemaugh suf
ferers before sending the remainder of its
Mrs. Lizzie Frensan, aged fifty, is
under arrest at Holyoko, Mas'., charged
with poisoning her hus'.isnd and two sons
for $.'5,000 insurance money.
A train on the C. &; N. road, near Bled
soo, Tenu., went down an embankment re
cently. Mo one w.is killed, but three were
s'r.ouly hurt and fourteen slightly.
The police of London broke up a Salva
t.on Army parage thn other night, des
troyed their instruments and made several
Joas T. Robrins m l Henry F. Hall,
iron and steel manufacturers of Philadel
phia, have failed with 12X0J0 liabilities
and $70,000 assets.
A terrible collision occurred on the
Pennsylvania road near Latrobe on the
20th. Three freight trams were wrecked
nn a bridle spanning a creek. A load of
lime took fire, intensifying ths disaster.
It was thought that forty lives were lost,
many of the unfortunates being tramps
who were stealing a ride.
A convention of Grand Army com
manders has ben called to meet at Chi
cago July 9 to consider the increased rate
ina'de by the railroads to the National En
campment. Floods in Northern New York have
washed out ths railroad and cau-ed the
wrecking of nine cars at Redwood. N. Y.
G. 1'liiri.K, a farmer of Manitoba, has
tued the Canadian Government for $1,'00
damages for sws'ng 'wo threshing ma
rhines made by Minnesota convicts.
Thk weavers at the Nat racansett mills.
Fall River, Mnss. struck the other day
of the discharged a suu-over-
1;kn- Marks and E Idie llor'ou, b-j-,
were recently dmwn uitoiho slmU of an
-levator at Lima, V , aud smothered to
saloon keepers were ar
rested at Cinciunai on the 30th for violat- I
ing the Sunday closing law.
The mortgage indebtedness of Illinois
farmers for borrowed money has increased
23 per cent, since 1880. This is more thun
twice the ratio of increase in the value of
farm lands upon which the mortgages rest.
The State authorities of Louisiana have
determined to prevent a fight between Sul
livan and Kilrain within the limits of their
In a difficulty at Warrentou, Miss., on
the 30th, betweeu Edna WiKiams and Delia
Anderson, both colored, the latter was hor
ribly slashed with a razor, and expired in
a few minutes.
Grave fears are entertained of a general
nnrisino' and wholesale butchery iu the
i - -Oro
Fino mining district of Montana Terri
tory on account of the operations of an or
ganized gang of town site claim jumpers.
Two colored emigration committees from
Texas are in the City of Mexico consulting
with the Government officials in regard to
procuring laud for a large colony of colored
cotton raisers from Texas.
The Supreme Court of Arkansas ad
journed on the 20th for its summer vaca
tion, and will re-couvtue on September 30.
A majority of the members of the Court
will spend the summer outside the State.
At Macon, Ga., on the 20th, Judge Emory
Speer, in tfce United States Court, imposed
a fine on Nat Birdsong, State Jailer, for
chaining up by the neck for several hours
Joe Warren, a colored United States pris
oner. Warren had been disorderly.
The dead body of a w hite man was dis
covered at Helena, Ark., ou the 3'lth with
some drift that lodged against the elevator.
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The body was considerably oecomposeu.
There was-uothing on the floater to iden
Frank Faulkner, an engineer of the
Illinois Central, was shot and fatally
wounded by Ernest Smith, a negro brake
man, at Grenada, Miss., on the 20tb.
It is estimated at tfce Treasury Depart
ment that there lias been a dtcrease of
about $15,500,000 in the public debt sine
June 1. This will make the debt reduction
for ths fiscal year- ecding June GO, f?,l2,
200. Is Terry county, Ala., on the 20tb, while
Marshall Cooper was riding home a stroke
of lightning killed loth him and his horse.
The only trace left on the loy was the
burning of one sleeve.
The American Cotton Seed Oil Company,
of New Jersey, have purchased ten of the
cotton oil mills in Texas.
At Charleston, S. C, on the Sth, the
jury in the McDow case were cliargfd by
Judge Kershaw at hslf pat 2 o'clock, and
i after deliberating lor two hours retun.nl
1 witii u verdict of "Nut guilty."
KviprnlativR Excitement Hut No Material
Cliunsre in Kusines".
New York June 29. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
weekly review of trade eays: Ic has b?en
a week of considerable excitement in
speculative ciicles, and of heavy general
trale. without, material change in condi
tions. As all depends in large measure at
this season upon crop prospects,
it is most encouraging to Cud the
renorts in thii particular nnu-ually
favorab'o, the ouly noteworthy ex
cer.tion beinar that some damage to cotton
and grain from frequent rains is reported
at Galveston. In the Northwest the grain
outlook is particularly line, great im
provement being reported in quarters
where there had Leen some apprehension
WTith crops of unusual magnitude highly
V.Ia Mud with a sreneral vclume of
business so maintained, and the main in
crease of 30 per cent, over last year m
clearing house returns, the prospect is not
Detroit notes quiel business, and Kansas
Citv and Omaha lenort fair activity; at
Milwaukee improvement is seen with
onuir nctivitv. and at Cleveland and
Pittsburgh the iron ami otl.er trades con
tinuo to mend. The glass factories have
nhn.it U closed for the summer. Coal
miuincr ou the Mononprahela is dull. Col
lections are still slow at Milwaukee, but
nt Detroit there is a visible improvement,
The money markets continue amply sup
VVhnit. ndvnnced 2 cents, with sales of
91 01)0.000 bushels cn Wednesday, and 55,
rxio Oik) for the week, but all accounts of
harvesins thus far are satisfactory.
Corn and oats have declined each a frac
tion, and coffee is still sold heavily, trans
actions for the week reaching 71H,000 bags,
nnd has declined ii cent. Fork and its
..ri,,,.to nr nil . little s'roncer. The
general average of prices has fallen.
Thn business failures number 2lo, as
..,r,r... -ith 9-nln.t vear and 250 tho
week previous. For the corresponding
week of last year the figures were '.!0L
Latest Estimates s to tlie Nuiitber of Vic
tims The Situation Growing lirighter.
Johnstown, Pa., June 20. Tbe time
keepers in the Cambria iron works om.ee
estimate that from 400 to 500 of the work
men in the Gautier and Cambria iror
works were lost an !, counting women and
children dependent on them, they put their
loss of people at 2,0 0.
They estimate the entire loss oi nia at
10.000. Mr. Hawes, the IirebricK manu
facturer, thinks this is about right, lie
believes at least 500 strangers were in
town at the tima of the flood.
The bureau registering the name3 of the
living for the distribution of local funds
have secured about 12, 0W aud tney expeci
to register 20,000.
AhoutSOO deposit books of tho Johns
town Savings Bank are reported lost by
depositors or their heirs. Tnere were
1774,000 on deposit and much of this is the
property of people having no li'irs.
The situation is growing i r;gnier vvviy
day. E ghty thousand dollars in casn
arrived yesterday to pav the ino:i in the
various departments. Tho work of regis
tering tho fl ;od sufferers for tho purpose
of distributing tl.o iocil funds was finished
last night but the totals havo not bsen
added. Tuo men in chnrgo of the work do
not think more than 4,000 persons were
Kev. Dr. Beale, chairman of the morjne
committee, has made his oniciai leporu
He has a record of about 2. 3JU I o nes, len
bodies were recovered yesterday, ihe
greatest lo s sf life occurred on Washing
ton street, 129 persons being killed in one
house and ihe lists of deal from this
thnroutrbfnre reaches 138. Property losses
amounting to nearly $6,000, 000 havo been
Seen in the
The Disappearance of the St. Iouls School
Teacher-Her I5oly Found in the mver
Effects or Disappointed I-.ove.
St. Louis. June 20. The disappearance
of Miss Bertha Gerspaeher, the y-oung
school teacher, has been solved, her dead
body having baen found in the river near
Selica, Mo., just south of St. Louis, and
fiiw i,lniitid. The followi.iir ietter has
been forwarded to the dead girl's mother
by in.-rry Hoffman, of Chicago, Miss Ger
spacher's lover, and (-hows that she hac?
contemplated suicide for sune time past:
St. Loris, June VI My Own DarlinR Harr7
I am sorrv, Harry, for the news I have to break
to you in this letter. O, how 1 dread writing
this; I thought first I would not write at all,
because I could hardly stand it, but then you
would know what was the matter. I don't
know what has come over mc, hut I um t
changed person. I had hoped to win ma over,
but 1 know now that I never, never w ill get her
consent, and I would nut marry without her
onsent. I think this way: a mnmcr ioous
into the future, which we do not, ana certainly
a marriage without a mother's consent would
be an unhappy one, nnd then you don"t kno
how vour mother would feel toward me.
In the fall
aud winter I worked these weeds into
the land. Preparing my land next
spring- for cotton, I bedded up deep
nnd used 200 pounds of hkrh-
grade guano to the acre. That sum
mrr T bad some rust, but not near
as bad as the first year. I gathered
900 pounds of seed cotton that fall to
the acre. I then sowed the land in
oats, realizing a good crop of grain tho
next vear. which was the third crop
of cotton planted on the land.
worked the vegetation under deep in
the fall, and in the spring I bedded
the laud deep, and again used 200
pounds high-graded guano to the aero
and about twenty bushels of killed ccV
ton seed to the acre. I had no rust m
cotton that vear. II gathered 1,200
pounds of seed cotton to the acre
Since then I have sown this land aft
er each crop of cotton, and when
planted in cotton I use compost of
rougrh manure and cotton seed and
rmnrl orado of fuano fas I have used
different grades of guano I call no
name). I have never had any rust in
my cotton since. I have gathered as
high as 2,400 pounds of seed cotton
from some of this land to the acre.
Your North Carolina farmer says in
his inquiry that he had noticed that in
places where brush-heaps were burnt
cotton remained green. I have noticed
this on my land. I think where we
find this to bo the land is lacking of
As to what caused my land to rust I
can not say. But the plan I adopted,
in rotation of crops and manure,
cansod the cotton to keep creen until
killing frost, and have no more rust,
I would like to have your views oi
what you think tho real cause of this
land rusting so in cotton, and what part
of the management I gave to this land
that stopped tho rust.
This land was very poor at first. I
think poor land is ono cause of rust.
The land was planted so mary years
and had no rest, and was exposed to the
hot sun with no vegetation left to litter
the land. I think a- man should sow
his land every other year if it is not
adapted to cotton or small grain. It
rests tho land from one crop to the
other, and when sowed tho hot sun
does not kill the land, and heavy rains
do not wash it- Sowing the land makes
the best terraces you can put on it
although I do both, but like sowing
the best. For three reasons it gives
rest to the land, keeps tho land from
washing, and makes the best feed in
the land for your stock. Think of it,
the best feed made in the land for stock
nt. tho. cost of S15. -well spent, to feed
one mule a year.
hands, viz: The complete lmme.'sioi
of the wheat to bo sown in a strong
solution of bluestono water and its re
maining there for two or moto hours.
My practice is to dry with, land
plaster, which though small in
tity helps tho wheat growth.
about ono pound of bluestone to six or
eight gallons of water, and then pre
serve this liquor for the next soaking
and adding more water and bluestono
as needed. I pulverize the bluestono
and dissolve it in a small quantity
of hot water beforo putting it
where th wheat is to be "soaked.
An otherwise eood farmer brought
me a bunch of smut heads and declared
that he had soaked his seed in blue
stone. I askod him if he did it by im
mersion or sprinkling; he said by
sprinkling, but that ho knew that ho
had wet every grain. I told him he
could not know such a fact except by
a complete immersion, and even then
the water should havo several hours
to complete its work of penetrating
the crevice in the side and the fuzzy cr
hairy end of the wheat grain. Thc. O
aro homes of the supposed smut germ,
and I am disposed to think that thft
caustic solution must come in actual
contact with all the smut there con
cealed beforo a complete preventive
has been used. I speak of these things
because now is tho time to decide
where, when and how we will sow our
wheat next fall. N. B. Dudley, iu
Farmers' Homo Journal.
Blue Grass Seed.
Tho poorest crop of bluo-grass seed
raised in Kentucky for many years
will soon ripen for harvest. Tt is very
thin on the ground and much of it is
straw-fallen. Horses aro tho greatest
enemies to blue-gcas seed among all
stock. They strip the sood ofT, and na
long as they have a .supply of seed
do not eat the blades. Lexington ija-zetto.
HERE AND THERE.
A single visit of the gobbler to a
turkey hen is sufficient to fertilize tho
eggs for a whole season.
Warm water will not answer for
tho cows on a warm day. Shade is also
indispensable for st6ck in tho summer
Wet grass is injurious to young
chicks even in the summer. Do not
turn the hen and her brood out until
the sun is well up.
Keep tho soil around cabbage
plants frequently stirred and they will
grow faster. Woods and grass must
not be allowed among cabbages.
Ducklings of tho I'ekin, Aylesbury
and Rouen breeds can bo made, with
high feeding, to attain the weight of
five pounds each when they aro ten
Water the young . celery plants
with a solution of a pound of saltpeter
in twenty gallons of water. Thin them
out if too thick, and use only the strong
and stocky plants.
-A solution of a gill of carbolic acid
in a bucket of water, sprinkled over
tho floors and yards of pig-pens, will
assist in preventing bad odors and less
en the number of ti'fs.
Sell the young gecso in preference
to the old ones. Old geeso make tlu
best breeders, and are more careful
with their young, and give a larger
It will take 75, at supply of feathers when pi ticked..
tho best, to mako corn to feed one
mule a year, and your land will get no
rest That is what is the matter with
the poor farmer now; he- won't take
care of his land, and tries to raise all
corn to feed his stock, and fails at
that. Then takes his little cotton
money to pay for tho raising of that
little corn, and to buy more corn to
feed, or to buy more mules to replace
the ones that died lor tno want oi
r-ood. wholesome food. I think if these
-r inrmirors will sow their lands'
down in small grain every other year,
It is not too late to sot out mom
sweet potato plants. As the ground n
still damp they will gat a good stark
and grow rapidly. They love plenty
of sunshine and warmth.
It is very important in transplant
ing troes, plants aud vines, to cut back
severely. Very often trees fail to
grow, simply because too much top is
left in proportion to the roots.
Sweet corn is one of tho mofd im
portant of garden vegetables, ami in
order to havo a constant supply for a
family of ten persons about fifty hills
Ozark, Mo., June 29. Last Sunday
evening in a desolate part of this county,
Thomas Yeary was in the woods sitting
on a log when his doz sprang at some
thing, and the next moment Wileiy Mat
thews, the condemned Bald Knobber who
escaped from the Ozark jail, appeared
and spoke- to him, call him hy his
name. Matthews wai so sunburnt that he
l ai diy knew him at first
Matthews told Yeary that he wanted
him to help him get away and not to tell
any one that he bad seen him. He raid
that he had been in the hills all ".he time
li9 had been out of jail, and was afraid to
get out where people could ses h:,m for he
said: "I know they are on the lookout
for me. "
Ye ry was well acquainted with Mat
thews from boyhood up until he was sent
to jail for the murder of Grens and
Ed-n Matthews was armed with good
pito!s and would be very hard to take.
Yeary came mtoUzirk aftr three days'
bard ride, as he thought there was a big
regard offered for Matthew.
Z. A. Johnson, the sheriff is now in
Stone County, Mo., but will start out after
Matthews as soon as he geti back. There
is only W0 offered for the arresl; of Mat-
Big Prairie Eire.
Helena. M. T , Juas 29. A prairie fire
which started two days ago ra Cascade
County has already spread over 100 square
miles much of it valuable hay ground.
Th j tii e can not bs stopped and must barn
i.selfouL Tbeksswill bs biz. It is tho
bisreest prairie firs known in Montana iu
recent years. 'o lives havo bet.n lost,
Killrd in the Y.irds.
Kansas City. Kau., June 9 About
nine o'clock yesterday morn n at Fred Red
.lv. a thirtei n-yei.r-o;d co'ori-d I oy, wm
struck bv a tiassengor coach in the Mcrih
.-.esterii yards ami til ed indantly. Tbe
bov was carrvinz a washboi!'.r over his
htaJ, aud did not seo tbe train.
and plow their lands deep when pre- should bo planted every ten days until
paring, and manure liberally ana cuiu- July 1.
vate shallow, and don't let tneir crops Keep the burdocks down, inoy
A COMBINATION STORM.
Instructive Storm Sweeps Through
Portions of Minnesota.
Kttrhfoud. Minn.. June 29 A combined
cyclone, waterspout and hail storm passel
from one to live raues east ol nti o uu. -day
night, destroying every thing in its
path. It probably gatnerea over vue i m n
of Wiscoy, Winona County, enioreu
Money creek, Houston County, section J
and a, passed almost due north, curving
si ghtly to tbe west, through Yucatan and
the eastern part of Norway in Fillmore
County, and then on through rreu:e mi
it spent its force.
A belt two miles wide in ir.e pamwajr v,
this storm for thirty nines in jenm
absolutely laid wast", the trees being at
bare of leaves as in winter, ana mo loss
r the storm can not fall mucn Deiow
$100,000. Immense trees, two teet or more
in diameter, were torn up ana twtsien on.
For two miles in width tbe nif n ib s hail
pelted every thiDg into the ground. 11
crossed the railroad track wupre rne sec
tion men were at work, and tfcey say tnai
thestonej fell fully as largo as a man's
fist. , .
Andrew Fizico. of Yucatan, was drowned
in the fiool nnd anolher drowning is re
ported from Houston.
stand too long between workings, they
will soon have no rust in their cotton.
Farmer, in Southern Cultivator.
Smut in Wheat Its ijause ana nem-
Neat Swindling Clame.
St. Paul, Minn., June 29 A swindling
scnetua by which at least ijOO.tXX) has
been male fcy we operator, has been
discovered bv R-gUter of Deeds Beb. Ths
sc! eme cons sts in t he sale c f real estate
bv impostors impersonating the owner. A
transfer was tiled in ths n-c o.'dei 's (Ti -e
Siiturdnv of valuibl4 r a! c st.ita cwue.i by
August 'Uhulni. of th-3 I'a'.st Ilrewing
Company. 1!:e cjns d rution named was
!jS,0!0. A policy vvu-i i'-Ufd ontl.ed'd
by a re.il estate firm and the gi nn:es th ;n
atu-inpte 1 to got ii -V 0 by giving a moit
jrage on the piopu-.y. An i ive-tiation
disclosed tbe freu L .Seven nioii wre ar
rested last r.ii'lit bs participant in th
In view of the fact that a great many
fields of wheat are this year injured by
smut, farmers are discussing the causes
and remedies for it
A fw davs since I was talking over
these matters with an intelligent neigh
hm. for T have that kind), and wo
v , . - '
compared our opinions and experience,
,t, r-vamination had shown us that
wherever we had found one smut head
all tho heads produced from same grain
wore smut, and so we concluded that
we must look to the grain for the cause
of smut We decided upon four pro
lific causes of smut: First, if we sowed
bmut we raised smut Second, if we
sowed even good wheat in land too wet
to be worked we raised smut lhird.
if wo sowed wheat too lato in tbe sea
son we raised smut. Fourth, if we
sowed a very feeble grain, whether
thai, feebleness came from the wheat
being unripe when harvested or any
ntl.er cause, we would raise more or
Wo also agreed that traveling wheat
threshers carried the smut germ from
one farm to another. But we disa
greed as to the assertion that wheat
grains cracked and bruised by ma
chines would produce smut
Ys 'Jtcided that it was not tho busi
ness of tho practical farmer to look for
the bottom of a scientific solution of
whether ftnut was a parasitic or fungus
growth, or any other work of nature
punishing tho shoddy farmer for his
shoddy work, liecauao we had tho
remedy for iu recurrence, in our own
delight in plenty of food, and a plant
of burdock will rob tho soil forward
around its base. As fa-st as they show
their shoots above ground they should
be chopped off.
Plant potatoes in deeply-ploughed
furrows, and cultivated level. They
will stand drought better thus than if
planted shallow and billed up'and will
bear a heavier crop, but it will be ;
littlo harder work digging them. .'
Tho tent caterpillars are unusually
numerous and troublesome. Ibis year.
The usual remedy is to, brush off tho
nests with a conieal-sbdpod brush 'on a
long pole, doing it in tbo overling or
early morning when thoy.are'all in tho
"est . , ' , ;;
If you haven't got the capital to go
into fancy poultry, try commercial
poultry. Wo know it will pay, and tho
market is not likely to become glutted
The Georgia Horticultural society
will meet this year at Griffin, holding a
three-days' session, from" July ill to
August 2. Grifiin h in the henrt of
one of the best' fruit-growiu;; section.)
of th State" and easily -aceehf-ible to
If the lSS corn crop wer'o kialel
on two-horse vaffOhK thioU,Mhre
burhels to the load, and the wagon
were placed twenty-rix fe?t opart, or
as nearly as iMsiblc in a string, tbo
String of wagons would roach twelv:
times nround tb g!ob", . tni'- s.
The prcsi-.bu.ts of both the Tennes
see State Alliance nnd Wb-el ' )u, vo
called a joint meeting nt Nahvlib.
Tuc-dny. July -,:5, for the purpose of
uniting" tho two ordeiv into one imd- r
the name of tbo Farmem' and Lubor
tra1 Uniou of Aiumciv.