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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1889
VOL. XXIV NO. 47.
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Tnic St. James Gazette states that the
Earl of Fifo and tbe Princess Louise will
be married next spring.
Frkd JlAfUKn. au old pioneer, died ai
Ms home in Urbana, Iud., on the 1st.
Deceased was eighty-two years old, and
leaves a largo family.
Kinq Ai.exandeh of ervia has re
reived from tho Czar and Emperor
Frances Joseph congratulatory telegrams
upon his coronation.
Prof. H- P. Lanqlkt, secretary of the
Fruithsonian Society, sailed from New
York, on the full, for Paris. lie will
ipeud several months in Europe.
Tns Montana Constitutional conven
tion met at Helena, ou the Mb. and ef
f ?eted a permanent organization. Hon.
AV. II. Clark, Democrat, was elected presi
dent. O.f the Fourth, American Minister to
Rpain Palmer celebrated at Madrid by
giving a dinner to several Americans, in
cluding Mr. Loving, tbe American Minis
ter to Portugal.
The funeral services of the late Theo
dore. Dwiirht Woolscv. ex-president of
Yale, were held at New Haven, Conn., on
the ftb, ond tho body was laid in Grove
Owino to tho political situation result
lug from the correspondence with Ger
many and Russia regarding foreign So
cialists, tho Swiss Bundesrath will not
aOjouru as usual this summer.
The London Chronicle says that when
the Pope received the Spanish Ambassa
dor he spoke of the possibility of leaviufr
Home, and adds that arrangements for
Lis refuge in Spain have been made.
A thief entered Sol Mier's Bank at
Ligonier, Ind., through a side window, on
tho 2d, while the cashier was at dinner,
secured nearly 10,000 from the cash
drawer, aud got off without detection.
Bins were opeued, ou tbo 2d, by Third
Assistant Postmaster-General Hazen for
an improved foTm of registered package
envelope. There were forty-two bids,
embracing a great variety of designs.
Most of the diplomats in Berlin have
r.bandoned all hope of a visit of the Czar
either to Berlin or to Kiel, and there Is
at preseut no likelihood of a meeting be
tween the Czar and Emperor William.
Tfif. Shah of Persia went to Windsor
Castle to see the Queen ou the 2d. He
held a reception ou the same niorniug, at
which Lord Salisbury and the members
of t lie diplomatic corps were presented.
At tho recent examination in Wash
ington for assistant surgeons in the Ma
rino Hospital service, there were twenty
six candidates examined, of whom only
four were found qualified for appoint
ment. The Senate committee on irrigation, of
which Senator Stewart t chairman, will
meet at St. Paul, Miuu., August 1, and
proceed thence to Washington Territory
to make an examination of the arid-land
Mr. Ward, a wealthy collar manufact
urer of New York, his wife, baby and
coachman were instantly killed, on the
Mb, by being struck by
New Jersey Central
Branch, N. J.
a train on the
railroad at Long
t?ir- Tn. Isaac: K. Loos, who was
1 romlnent in the recent factional troubles
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in Christ Reformed i. nurcu, uicuai irm'
lehem. Pa.. o!i tho 5th, aced sixty years
He was one of the most prominent divines
vt the Reformed Church in America
Mrs. Anna Guof.s, aged thirty-four, a
nnti.oit at ho ButT do ( N. Y.) State Asy
lum for tho Insane under treatment for
ti..;.t .1 ni.wiia. hancred herselt lu nor
room with a slvet ou the 'I'.Kh. An unsuc
..sfi:i nttemnt was made to hush the
The second wholesale outbreak of.hy
,1 fit,, )i il ill Southern Indiana has made
its appearanoo ou the farm of Henry De
lav. mar New Marion, Ripley County
Throw of Mr. Delay's cows aud a number
of hogs nil'.icted with tho rabbios have
'Rf.ctcnt elections in Bohemia resulted
iu a pronounced victory for the Pauslavist
party. Tho Pauslavists were also suc
cessful in Galicia, Austria and Count
Von Tnafe, the Minister of the Interior,
lu tho face of these reverses, finds his
Thk Massachusetts Ritle team began
their series of contests with the English
crack shots at Manbead, England, on the
1st, and signalized the occasion with two
decided victories over the Honorable Ar
tillery team, w ho rank high among Brit
WnaK on express was running between
M'lycuco and Mannheim, Uermauy, one
of tho passenger coaches left the tracks,
and several American ladies and children
were badly lujurcd by broken glass. After
their wounds had been dressed they pro
ceeded to linden.
Major Garrett J. Lydeckkr, of the
T-'n.ineer corns, who was receutly tried
by a court-martial for neglect of duty in
superintending the construction of th
Washington aqueduct tunnel, has been
ordered to Vancouver Barracks for duty
iu the Department of Columbia.
v.-i-sTOExT McKEtt of tae Vandalia
Line made a proposition, on the 21, to the
...,.,r,(.ra m trni . Ind.. to nine lueir
coal to Chicago, at ten cuts per ton
,..M iimviiil in rates, if the
woul d give ten "cents per ton more to tho
miners for getting out the coal.
FrKOAU reports to Bradstreet's, on the
f MHXUXM busliels of
r.',,. nt Minneapolis. St. Paul, Milwnu
kte, Dulnth and at over nine hundred in
.,.ir l-ilors in Wisconsin, Minnesota
and Dakota, as compared with 10.70.000
T.iwlls oue year ago, and P.,77i,0OO two
om which four hundred
.:-., ..itiioiw were envivin? aa ex
cursin w as wrecke i on vue ivni ivir,,
the North, iu Maulioba, on the 4th, bv
being driven on the rocks before a henry
(".rent consternation inrn""' '
but all were sorely jnuueu mifr
llt'dcully by small boats, from
TnKnr. was a heavy rainfall nt Wash-iu-ton.
on the 1st, and tbe large silver
vault iu tne court-yard of tho treasury
buih'in-, in which over 8O.C00.C0O silver
dollars are stored, was flooded with two
inches of water. Considerable damage
W!,s done to the boxes and b ig contain
lug tho silver.
Stats Pkpw.tmknt tTuiai say thnt no
cficial advices whatever have been re
ceived et tho d-'paitmcnt respecting the
reo i 'ed rupture between Costa Rica and
Nicaragua likely to grow out of couces
,,,, , te Nicaragua Canal t ompany.
The report is geuerall di.cred.ted by
SUto Dopartuieut people.
THE NEWS EJ BEHT.
PERSONAL AND GENERAT-
On the 1st, in New York City, detect
ives arrested Reynolds Timson, of Mil
waukee, Wis., for the alleged larceny of
tCOO.OQO worth of watches there. Timson :
was turned over to Detective Kelly, of
Mrs. Charles Fischer, wife of a mer
chant tailor of Brazil, Ind., while kin
dling the kitchen fire, on tho 1st, was hor
ribly burned by the fire igniting the coal
oil in the can, causing an explosion.
Prompt relief was summoned, and she
Skcrktart Blaise and Walker Blaine
have gone to Bar Harbor, Me., whero the
former will remain until September.
President Harrison contemplates paying
the Secretary a visit some time in July.
Naval Cadkt Herbert L. Draper, of
Ellsworth, Kas., who was recently admit
ted to permanent duty as an Ensign, has
been made a Second Lieutenant $nd as
signed to duty in the Marine Corps.
Active oporations commenced at the
Norfolk Navy Yard at the beginning of
the new fiscal year, and several hundred
mechanics and laborers were put to work.
The working force is t be increased to
W. J. Lekchman, aged seventy years,
died at his home iu Ceuterpoint, Iud., on
the 1st., from the effect of a snake bite.
His body became much swollen, involving
the luugs. For many years he was a
Five weeks ago Dr. Knowles, Indiana
State Veterinary Surgeon, killed two
horses belonging to a man named Eads,
at Carlisle. Eads himself was suffering
with glanders, and word lias been re
ceived that he had died from the disease.
Dakiel Ajauveiv, twenty-three years
old. who is a police officer in New York
City, attempted to end his life while on his
way to his post of duty by shooting him
self in the right side. 11a was removed
to the hospital a prisoner. He is believed
to be out of his mind, and will probably
The official vote of the recent election
in Pennsylvania as received and com
puted is as follows: For the prohibition
amendment. 200,717; against, 41.614; ma-
oritv aerainst. 188,027. For the suffrage
amendment abolishing the poll-tax qual-
fication, 183,371; against, 420,323; majority
Cardinal Gibbons has received a beau
if ul present from Pope Leo XIIL It is
a large golden and richly-jeweled osten-
sorium, and was sent to the Cardinal as a
souvenir of the Pope's jubilee.
A passenger train on the jiorroiK &
Western railroad went through a washed-
out culvert, near Roanoke, Va., at l:0o
m., on the 2d. The entire train, con
sisting of locomotive, baggage, express,
smoker, passenger and two Pullman
cars, was piled up in a heap or wreckage
which immediately caught fire from a
gasoline lamp aud burned, together with
a large number or dead ana wounueu
passengers and train hands pinioned in
The German officers in the service of
China are about to resign.
At his own request. Colonel John G.
Parke, of the Engineer Corps, superin
tendent of thi West Poiut Military Acad
emy, was, on the 21, placed ou the retired
list of the army. Colonel Parke had
served forty years as an army officer.
The members of the Cherokee ludiaa
Commission left Washington for their
homes on the 2d. They will go to the
Cherokee country about the 2oth.
The Norwegian ministry resigned on
Mr. Thomas J. Morgan, of Rhode
Island, the new Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, arrived iu Washington, ou the
2d, to take charge of the Indian umce.
A destructive water-spout broke over
Altoona, Pa,, aad vicinity, on the night of
the 2d, and several persons were pros
trated by lightniug during tho storm.
Eli Mix, the coroner who has been in
vestigating the fatality which occurred on
the New York, New Haven & Hartford
railroad a few miles north of New Hav
en, Conn., on the 20th, handed his report
to State's-Attorney Doolittle on the 21.
He finds that the accident was caused by
the criminal carelessness of Thomas
Shields, a section boss.
The Chautauqua (N. Y.) Assembly
opened its sixteenth annual session on
The tenth annual meeting of the
League of American Wheelmen was bo-
gnu at Hagerstown, Ma., on the 2d.
TnosiAS McBride and Alex. Hart were
instantly killed and several other per
sons were injured by the bursting or an
immense steam bleaching vat in the
Lyons (la.) paper mill on the 2d.
Fovr business blocks at iiaiiey, laano,
were destroyed by fire, on the 2d, causing
a loss of !Ki00,OO0.
The belief existed in Paris on the 2J
that a Cabinet crisis would result from
the charge made by M. de Cassagnac in
tho Chamber of Deputies that M. lnove
not, Minister of Justice, was tbe accom
plice of M. Meyer in the Credit iloowier
frauds, for connection with which M.
Meyer has been sent to prison. Some ex
citement was accasioned.
The British Cabinet has decided to ap
point a committee on.-royal grants, to
deal with the whole subject of grants to
members tf the royal family from tho
imperial treasury. The powers of the
committee in fixing amounts in cases
where they recommend appropriations
of public money will be limited.
The veterans of the Second Connecticnt
Light Artillery, Battery B, dedicated
their monument at Gettysburg on the 3d.
It is of granite, teu feet high.
Frederick Douglass called on the
President, on the 3d. to thank him for
his nppoiutment as Minister .to Hayti,
and to recommend Chas. 8. Morris for
Minister to Liberia. It is expected that
Morris will get the appointment.
The German gun-boat Wolf has been
dispatched to the Marshall islands to
take back to Samoa King Malietoa,
whom the Germans carried of.
Hr.Rn Vox Weilexd, editor of the late
Crown Prince Rudolph's work ou Austro
llungary, died on the Si.
Archdeacon Goodyear, of the Ejst
African Missions, died.ou. the 3d, iu Lon
don. The Society of Authors held their an
nual bauquet at the Criterion Club, Lon
don, on the 3.1. Earl Pembroke presided,
and over two huudred authors were pres
ent. Speeches were made advocatiug
measures for the better protection of
The constitutional convention of Wash
ington Territory, met at Olympia, on
the Fourth of July.
Another tei rib's colliery disaster was
reported, on the 31, from the district of
Stetienne, Franco. Aa explosion of fire
damp occurred ia one of the pits iu which
three linudred miners were at work.
Their escape was completely cut off, and
there appeared to be small chaaca of
any of them being roscued alive.
" A dispatch received from San Fran
Cisco, on the 3d, by George Gould, presi
dent of-the Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany, confirms the report of the loss of
the compatfj's steamer Granada on the
rocks at Punta Tejohan. The vessel and
cargo will be a total loss. The steamer
was valued at J&'O.OOO, and the cargo at
The Russian-press declares that in the
event of war between Russia and Ger-
i-maHrwDeanrk, Russia's natural ally,
would range her forces against Germany.
The Danish papers treat the subject very
gingerlybut protest in an exceedingly
cautious manner agaiast Russia's as
sumptions. Wthilk ex-President Cleveland was
driving in a carriage with Joseph Jeffer
son, the actor, near Buzzard's Bay, Mass.,
on the 3d, one of the horses became un
manageable and both, gentlemen were
thrown from the vehicle to the ground, es
caping with slight bruises, but both were
severely shaken up.
The French Chamber or Deputies neia
another stormy session on the 3d, the
excitement running high ou the proposal
of the enemies of the government to
abolish the secret service fund.
Chauncet M. Depew sailed from New
York for Liverpool, on the 8J, accom
Danied by his wife, young 6oa and a
retinue of servants. Many railroad men
and others were present on the dock to
bid bon voyage to the party. Mr. Depew
will probably be away about two months,
The Treasury Department monthly
statement of changes in tho circulation
shows a net decrease of 17,324,701 during
the month of June. There was a decrease
of $12,251,005 in gold certificates; $3,509,-
208 in National bank notes; $1,810,698 in
United States notes; $007,376 in gold coin,
and $330,350 ia standard silver dollars,
and an increase of $1,5G4,G33 in silver cer
The carpenters, painters and smiths
of Co Denhazen joined iu a general strike.
on the 5th, attributed to the agitation of
In a fight with several tramps stealing
a ride at Monocacy station. Pa., on the
5th. Joseph R. Kaucher and George Wart
man, of Reading, both special officers in
the employ of the Reading Railroad
Company, were badly hurt Kaucher
was shot in the head and Wartman in
the leg. They were attacked by two
tramps who escaped.
A fire in Wredenhagen, in Mecklen-berg-Schwerein,
Germany, on the night
of the 4th, destroyed fifteen houses, tea
barns and a church. Two hundred peo
ple were rendered homeless.
The Dowager Empress Augusta re
ceived some of the American engineers at
Coblentz on the 5th.
Wm. Robinsox Finlet died at Altoona,
Pa., on the 5th, aged seventy-eight years.
He was a physician for fifty-eight years,
a prominent Mason and well known
throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
In the Burke case at Winnipeg, Man.,
on the 5th, the whole time was taken up
in the examination of Assistant State's
Attorney Baker of Chicago. His evi
dence was principally that of a legal ex
pert. He also identified uurKe as me
original of the man in the photograph
taken at the unvailing of the Irish Na
The German Government has just
placed orders to the amount of three
millions of marks for repeating rifles.
Thev will be made in German factories.
Herr Lavbs, the cashier of the pro
vincial treasury at Stettin, in Prussia,
absconded, on tho 5th, with 4o,000 marks.
It is believed that he has fled to America.
The Prussian Episcopal Congress will
meet at Fulda. August b.
The North German Gazette advises the
German holders of Russian securities to
noee-nt renavment instead of agreeing to
their conversion and reinvesting under
more unfavorable conditions.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com
pany, on the 5th, withdrew its rate of two
cents a mile for parties of ten or more
traveling together on one ticket.
Secretary Wisdom and Assistant Rec
retary Tichenor had a conference, on the
5th, on important questions pending uo
fore tho Treasury Department.
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BY A SPURT. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, umuhwup "
Tb Annual Contest on the Schuylhill fn
heJfld Cop Won by Cornell by m
JlrUjiiiint Sport When the tTnlvu-lty of
Pem.uTlvania Crew Tlianjht TUy Had
it in Tbeir Grasp.
Philadelphia. Jnly .6. Tie annual
contest for the Childs cup tooK place
yesterday afternoon on the Schuylkill
river and the Cornell eight wore the vic
tors. The distance was one and a half
miles straight away, and the only other
competitor for the trophy was the Uni
versity csJs-Pennsylvania eight. The race
was tho most remarkable ever rowea
over the course, aud the Cornells won it
in the last one huadred yards after tho
spectators had made np their minds that
the Pennsylvaniaus would win. The
water was very high, owing to recent heavy
rains, and th& current was very strong.
The start was made at 5-w p. m., and be
fore the Cornells had taken half a dozen
strokes a swell struck their boat, drench
ing the oarsmen, throwing them out of
stroke and giving the Pennsylvanians a
lead of nearly twoleLfths. Cornell also
shipped 75 or 100 pounls of water which
they carried over the course.
The Ithaca men quickl gathered them
selves and pulled a quick, steady stroke
of 40 to tbeir opponents's 36. At tne halt
mile the Pennsylvanias led by about two
lengths, aad at the mile their lead was
unchanged. At the one-and-a-quarter
mile post Pennsylvania led by only I
length. The relative positions were
maintained until within a huadred
yards of the finish, when the Cornells
made one of the grandest spurts ever
witnessed on the Schuylkill, and won by
one-quarter of a length. Time, 6:40;
University's time, 6:40..
Courtney, who has charge of the Cor
nell crew, ran along the . foot-path the
last half mile of the race, coaching and
shouting words of encouragement t bis
crew. The finish was "witnessed by great
crowds on both banks who greeted the
victors with hearty cheers. Courtney
was very enthusiastic over the finish. He
had almost given up hope of his crew
winning, the University seemingly hav
ing the race in hand, but the Cornells
erand spnrt at tho finish to which tho
Universitys were unablo to respond.
changed the complexion of things aad
gave them an uaexpected victory.
THE LAST STRAW.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Tli Hade of the "Agreement Ani'.Ji;
Onntleinen" In Danecr of Ueimr lirohen
by the Last Straw Laid Upn It by tho
Ittltimore Si Ohio, and a Freight War
Baltimore, Md., July 6. Commentiai
upon the reduction in freight rates made
by the Baltimore & Ohio road, which goes
into effect to-day, Hambleton's Circular
says: The cut in graia rates by the Bal
timore & Ohio wa the last straw which
threateas to break the back of tho "agree
ment among gentlemen." The cut rate is
seventeen cents from Chicago to Balti
more, and eighteen to Philadelphia.
Whether the step taken by the Baltimore
& Ohio is a wise one remains to be seen.
If the Baltimore & Ohio is permitted
to carry freight at a reduced rata
without the redaction beiug met
by other- lines, it would, of course,
secure a very large traffic, and enjoy an
advantage; but it is not to be presumed
that such will be the case, as more than
likely tho other roads will make such
sweeping reductions as that only tho fit
test will survive. One would suppose
the Baltimore & Ohio would be about thf
last road to take any action which might
precipitato a railroad war. The last
management tried the experiment of
"takiug independent action," which pol
icy was so disastrous as to bring the Bal
timore & Ohio to the verge of bankrupt
cy, from which it escaped only by ap
pealing to the Drexel-Morgan Syndicate
for aid and by paying dearly for the
The Memphis Crop District.
The regular monthly crop report for the
Memphis district, which embraces West
Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Ar
kansas and North Alabama, says:
Tne weather during June was in the main
unfavorable for cotton. The complaint Is Ren
eral of too much rain and crops are badly tn
the grass. Stands, as a rule, are very irregu
lar. The early is eood, but late planting of cot
ton was affected by the drought which prevailed
during May, and the result is that fully one
halt of the crop ia late, gsnerally ubout two
weeks later than last year. The imperrect
stands taken together with the lateness of
tiie crop and the unfavorable weather that pre
vailed during the month makes the outlook any
thing but favorable for the cotton crop. The
plant, is reported small and backward in form
ing, while blooms are very scarce, or our
correspondents, 70 report land planted In cotton
having been abandoned, owing to imperlect
stands and continuous rains. The majority oi
these crops of abandoned lands coma from
Tennessee, where the weather has been most
unfavorable, and crops are in tbe poorest con
dition. Arkansas has the most favorable out
lovk. with Mississippi ranking second. Corn in
all the four States is in a most flourishing con
dition, and the outlo k for a large yield of this
cereal is very flattering.
Prof. Ralph Graves, of the chair of
mathematics in the North Carolina State
University, attempted and nearly suc
ceeded in committing suicide by cutting
has throat, at Raleigh, with a pocket
knife. The carotid artery was exposed
and had barely missed being severed.
The wound is dangerous, but may not
prove fatal. He has been removed to the
insane asylum. . Prof. Graves is thirty
eight years old, and was one of the fore
most and most brilliant mathematicians
ia tho country.
Killed by Lightning.
In a thunderstorm at Morgan City, La.,
lightniug struck the boat of a party of
bird hunters, killing Ambrose Hiaer aad
iajuring three others.
Mrs. Joseph North was fouad at her
laome at Lee's Lick, Harrison County,
Kv.. murdered. Her husband was ar
- A Youthful Candidate.
The Republican State coaventioa of
Kentucky, held at Lexington, was largely
attended. David G. Colson, or ueu
County, was nominated for State Traas
urer. Although but twenty-seven years
old, he is a member of the Legislature,
and has been in public life seven years.,
Killed bv Lightning:.
Joha II. Maginnis, of New Orleans,
president of the Magiunis Cotton Mills,
was killed by a stroke oi iigmning ai
Ocean Springs, Miss. Mr. Maginnis wat
well-known in New York, being a son-in
law of the late Wm. M. Tweed, of that
Mail Robber Indicted
The colored mail messenger, H. J. Lew
is. who was arrested for stealing regis
tered letters from the mail at Chotard,
Miss., several weeks sinco and taken to
Vicksburg. Miss., was indicted by the
Federal erand Turv, tried and convictea
by the petit jury and sentenced to three
years ia the Columbus (.O.) penitentiary,
all within the space of an Hour.
A Federation of Labor in Alabama.
A meeting of representatives of all la
bor organizations in Alabama was held
in Birmingham for the purpose of per
fecting the organization of a Trade and
Labor Counou or Federation or ljaDor
This is regarded as a political movement,
A Physician DUcoarscs on Their .Causes
There are many kinds of head
aches." said a doctor recently. "In
these days the nervous headache is a
very distinct variety. It is generally
located in front of tha head, across
the forehead over the eyes. It may
be in other parts, though at the top
of the head, at one or both sides, at
the back, or all over. It is painful.
depressing1, disabling. A man feels at
the height of the paroxysm like a
hunter who has galloped his legs clean
off, and who could not leap a three
foot ditch to save his life. The spur
is of no use, neither is the whip. The
pain in the bead is worse to bear than
either, and the patient will rattier en
dure both whip and spur than make
any kind of effort which will make
the head pain worse. Physio by
itself is of no use. There is not a tin
gle drug know to medical science
which will of itself at once and perma
nently cure a nervous headache. On
the other hand drugs are not always
needed. A complete change of air and
circumstances will usually take away
the pain in ten or twelve hours. Per
fect rest of a duration proportioned to
the severity and long continuance of
the symptoms will make the cure per
manent. There are, of course, meth
ods of relieving and diminishing the
pain until such time as it may be pos
sible to obtain the complete rest But
the rest is the thing to be secured at
all costs. If not, the pain goes from
bad to worse and the risk from less to
greater. The final consequence it is im
possible to predict, except that a break
down sooner or later is inevitable, and
the breakdown may be for a year or
for lifetime. A nervous headache is a
danger signal; if it be frequent the
danger is increased; and, if continuous,
a catastrophe is imminent. Tho driver
must put on his breaks at all hazards,-
or he will probably soon have a leap
for his life, xnere are very iew sets oi
circumstances in which it is a man a
duty to go on with his work when he
is in this condition, at all risks. Even
a threatened bankruptcy had better be
risked than a threatened lifo. Besides
a man who ia ia tho unyielding grip of
a permanent headache is not really the
best judge of his own circumstances.
He magnifies and distorts things
amazingly. He takes counsel of his
fears and abandons his hope and cour
age altogether. Rest immediately and
sufficient is the sovereign remedy.
Two weeks at once may be better than
a year very Boon.1' N. . Y. Mail aud
OZONE AND DISEASES.
New Facts Concerning the Ilelatlou of
I'lant to the Foblio Health.
Ozone active oxygen is believed
to bo a product of plant life, espec
ially, according to Dr. Anders, the
Droduct of opening blossoms. As
the purpose of which is the control of the I ozone is believed to be the agent which
destroys the germs of disease, or per
haps prevents their activo develop
A TRIP TO AFRICA.
One Jones, a colored railway mail clerk,
running on the Yazoo Valley Railroad,
was arrested at Jackson, Miss., on the 7th,
on the charge of robbing the mail.
Heil D. Miller, cashier of tho Malta
National Bank, Malta, O., has disappeared.
There is a shortage in his accounts, it is
said, of at least $32,000, and it may reach
AV. L. Edolkwos, a prominent negro
politician of Kansas, is tho prime mover
in a scheme to induce the negroes of the
South to emigrate to Oklahoma. He has
organized an immigration company, which
will havo agents in all tho prominent cities
in the South, their headquarters being in
Topeka. He expects to have 100,000 colored
people in Oklahoma by next July.
Thk grape crop at Nauvoo, 111., usually
the largest in the Mississippi Valley, will
probably be a total failure this year on ac
count of the black rot, which has just
The Mexican press is making fierce at
tacks upon the scheme to settle colored
etuigrants from the United States in Mexi
co, and asks the Government to be patriotic
and not to countenance it.
TnE Stata of Mississippi has obtained
judgment against Hamilton, Alien & Co.,
lessees of the penitentiary, for $16,000.
The Hon. William Overton, of Mont
gomery county, Tenn., died at Nashville
ou the 6th. He was over eighty years old
and a bachelor. Mr. Overton was a mem
ber of th Legislature at tno time Andrew
Johnson, Bowling Gordon and G. W. Jones
were members, and was a member at the
time the "immortal thirteen" served in the
The remains of Col. F. M. Walker, of tho
Tennessee Confederate Volunteers, who
fell in the battlo of Atlanta, July 22, 1SG4,
and who was buried at. Griffin, Ga., will
be removed from that city to Chattanooga
Deputy Marshal Swats arrived at
Fort Smith, Ark., ou the 5th from Chicka
saw Mountains with nineteen prisoners,
two dead men and on nearly dead. Oue
of tbe dead men is Cornelius Walker, who
bad been shot thirteen times. Ho was ap
proached by the officer but resisted and
shot one of tbe posse named Williams, who
died next day. Swayne at once returned
the tire, shooting Walker thirteen times
before he fell dead.
A riot occurred at Gate City, Ala., on
the 7th, in which three men were killed
and four others seriously wounded.
The sensation ut Atlanta is the news of
tbe desertion of his wife by Frof. W. H.
Syferd, of Clark University. This is ono
of the must prumiuent institutions for tho
education of colored people, and Syferd
bad charge of tbe mechanical department.
Arranging the Detail of the Scientific
Ksrpetliliou to Africa to Observe the
Eclipse of the Snn December 21 Xext
A Mun-nf-War will Convey This lart.y
Washington, July 6. The committee
appointed by the Secretary of the Navy
to arrange for the scientific expedition to
Africa next fall to observe the elipse or
the sun, December 21 next, held a mee t
ing at tho Navy Department receutly.
The conference consisted of John W,l
ter, Commander-in-Chief of the Bureau
of Navigation; Captain Phythian, Super
intendent of the Naval Observatory;
Prof. Hall, of the Naval Observatory, and
Prof. Newcomb, Superintendeat of the
Nautical Almanac office.
It was decided to divide the expedition
into two parties one under Prof. Todd,
of Amhorst College, and the other under
Prof. Jos. Russell, of this city, both to
leave this country about October 1 ia a
man-of-war. Both will go first to St.
Paul da Loanda, on the west coast of
Africa, and will then separate, going into
two different camps. The idea at the
Navv Department is that tho United
States ship Baltimore will be selected for
the trip. She will bo tried with-.n a
month, and wdl undoubtedly be roady
for sea by October, tn case of an acci
dental delay, tho Richmond will probably
be selected. The Baltimore will not have
her guns on board for at least a year, but
that fact need not bar her from the scien
next State Legislature.
Damared.CtopJ In Alabama-
Heavy rains have fallen ia Middle and
Southern Alabama, aad tne rarmers ap
prehend damaging results to the growing
crops. Cotton worms nave appeared m
localities, and much wet weather will in
crease the danger of caterpillars, besides
causing cotton to throw off its fruitage.
Fatal iSpldemle Among Convicts.
The county convicts who work in the
mines atCoalburg, Ala., have been dyingofl
at the rate of forty per cent, a year dur
ing the past three months. At this rate,
without recruits to their ranxs, tney wiu
nearly all be dead in less than three
years. Dysentery is tho principal cause
for this frightful mortality rato.
ment, the relation of plants to the pub
lic health assumes a new interest.
There was a marked deficiency of
ozone in the atmosphere at Marseilles
during the existence of cholera there.
and in one hospital where artificial
ozone was provided the death-rate
was low. The fatality was found
to bo greatest always in pro
portion to tho smallest amount of
atmosphere ozone. The influence of a
thunder-shower on vegetation is well
known to be wonderful, and it' is said
that after tbunder-sho.vers tho atmos
phere always presents a marked ad
dition to its ozone, and instances are
A. Child Dolled to Death.
4- n..n4. A 1. lorn tletAra vprA rtTftir
Loiniui, " j , ..i : .. . !
inc in an ice factory when an ammonia given wnero epiueuii u u,u
tub burst. Tho eldest, aged eight years.
ran one way, and her six-year-old sister,
Gertie Langdon. ran m a different airec-
tinn. nnd suffocating, fell into a vat or
boiling water and was scalded to ueatn.
Kaid McLean, a-Scotchman, U
Commander-in-Chief : of tho army of
tho Sultan of Morocco.
Statistics just published show that
there are 2,272 soldiers six feet or over
in height in the British army.
In 1888 the Italians-residing in
France numbered almost half a million,
having increased seventy-five thousand
from the previous year.
The oldest living peer is Lord
Teynham, who has just completed his
ninety-first year. He entered the army
only a few months after the battle of
Waterloo, and retired more than sixty
Th Lord Mayor of London's dress
suit for ordinary evenings is of black
velvet, with a point lace frill, tights,
silk stockings, diamond buckles in tho
shoos and a diamond-hilted sword.
Leprosy is increasing in Russia.
During the last ten years forty-nine
patients wei-o treated in the St Peters
burg hospital, half of whom were
natives of the city. Tho Baltic prov
inces suffer most from the disease.
Under the present police rule in
Russia au officer can enter any house
at any hour on the excuse that "he
suspects a suspicious person may have
entered there to talk sedition." He can
arrest the whole family, keep them in
prison a year,, and then turn them
loose without tho slightest apology.
English women are getting into tho
habit of smoking tea cigarettes. Only
the choicest brands of tea are used,
and the smokers think they find their
nerves greatly soothed for a time. The
inevitable reaction takes place after- "
ward. howeVer, and they are apt to bo
Tho Emperor of China is seldom
disturbed in his sleep. A Pokin paper
announces that "strict surveillance is
kept bv the gendarmerie around the
palace to prevent the imperial repose
being broken by firing of crackers,
street cries or wrangling voices, tho
blowing of horns or noisy marriage or
funeral processions." j
The British matron has at last
3uccumbed to tho attractions of her
own music halls. Those most agreea
ble places of entertainment, wheretho
singing of old ballads and now fancies
is so ' delightfully done, have always
been regarded as highly improper,
with sufficient reason, perhaps. -But
now women havo begun to go, in tho
boxes only. But they are still there,
wives, daughters, and sisters of re
Tho Queen Ucgent of Spain is fond
of a game of whist, and frequently in
vites members of her cabinet to pass
an hour or two in a social ruDuor.
The Queen plays cavendish, five points
for the game, the play being for stakes
of a quarter dollar a point. She al
lows the gentlemen to smoke cigar
ettes on such occasions, and endeavors
to soften the royal Spanish etiquette
as far as possible.
One of a recent party of convicts
bound for Siberia was a Baroness and
her husband, formerly her footman,
sentenced each to twenty years' servi
tude. The Baroness was married when
young to an old man, and sho fell in
love with his footman. She poisoned
her husband and was arrested, but tho
footman escaped. She subsequently
escaped from tho hospital where she
was confined, sought out her footman
lover, and married him. They settled
in Kovno, and were only recently dis
covered there, living in abject pov
erty. Ex-King Milan, says a Belgrade
correspondent, is a well-educated man.
He talks French smootiuy, ucrmm
after thunder-showers. The atmos- slowly but almost without mistakes
Change lu tho Method of Making Pay
Washington, July 4. On the 1st of
July an important change in tho method
of making payments on claims for reim
bursement on account or the last sictness
of pensioners went into effect. These
claims will, as heretofore, be filed with
the Third Auditor if in aa army pension
case, or with the Fourth Auditor if in a
navy case, and the claims will be consid
ered, and the amount paid will be deter
mined by said auditor. Tho settlements
will then bo forwarded by the Commis
sioner of Pensions to the pension agent
on whose rolls the deceased pensioner
was paid, and tho pension ager.t will
thereupon draw his official check for the
amount found duo and mail it to the ad
dress of the person who paid said ex
pense. Heretofore these settlsments
have been paid by draft direct from the
Terrible Arei'lent at a CroHr.
Lo o Bbaxch, N. J., July 6. Mr.WTard,
a wealthy collar manufacturer of New
York, his wife, baby and coachman were
instantly killed yesterday afternoon by
being struck by the train which left New
York at half-past three o'cloc on the
New Jersey Central railroad. As they
were crossing the tracks Mr. Ward saw a
train coming from the south, find or
dered the coachman to increase lr.sspe?d
to avoid being struck by it. They crossed
the up track safely, but none of tho occu
pants of tho carriage saw tho tra.a f rorn
the north, which struck them a they
attempted to cross the iiecond track. Ths
bodies of the four victims were terribly
mangled. Tho horses were alss killed.
A Misulfisipipl I Ian grin)?.
The double execution of the negroes
Prince Fleming and Richard Jordan, at
Ouitman. Miss., for the murder of the
negro John Taylor, was witnessed by a
lnre throne oi people, feinions xiau
been forwarded to Governor Lowry ask'
inc a commutation of sentence, but the
Governor sent a telegram staling inai
with the facts before him he could not in
Over an Embankment.
A passenger train on tho Southwestern
road was wrecked about three miles west
of Geneva, Ga. A sleeper rolled down an
embankment. Among the six fatally in
jured were J. H. Palmer, ch-.ef of pclice
of Columbus, Ga., hurt in tho back, head
and breast, and Miss Read, or Macon, ua.,
Fatal Flsrht at a Festival.
Harry Wright, colored, was killed by
Jim Dade, also colored, near Hopkins
ville, Ky., at a festival. Wright's throat
was cut, his forehead laid open, nis cacx
gashed and his stomach cut through, and
yet bo lived ror twenty nours. uauo c
Advanced the Price of Iron.
The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
Company has advanced the price of iron
fifty cents per ton all around. thu.s fol
lowing the example set Dy mo xuonjson
Trmi Comuanv. of Pennsylvania. There
is a rood demand for iron, and the Teff
nesseo company, wnicn operates several
of the largest furnaces iu tne boutn, an
Urinates a heavy trade, lne directors
elected Colonel F. B. Jackson, of Birming
hum. Ala., a member of tho board and
second vice-president of tho company
Natural Ga In Alabama.
Natural gas has been struck near Cor
dova. Walker County, Ala., about thirty
miles west of Birmingham. It has a pres-
ur of pixty-flve pounds to the square i
Inch, and was struck at a deptn of .00 feet.
It was discovered on tne property or tno
Cordova Coal and Coke Company, and
the experts ia charge of the work say
there is no doubt of the gas existing in
A Lunatic Jailed.
M. L. Hayhuret, head of the linen do-
oartment in the dry-goods house of Men-
ken & Co., Memphis, Tenn., has been
iailed as a lunatic. His affliction was
not noticed until a dav or two ago.
pheric fragrance so perceptible after
a summer thunder-shower is referred
to the increaso of ozone. The belief
becoming prevalent that pine forests
aid in the production of ozone, docs
not find support. It is well known that
tho terrible yellow-fever scourge of a
few years ago was just as prevalent if
not more so in some of tho thickly
growing pine regions of Southwestern
Mississippi as elsewhere, lhero is
more ozone in a pine forest than in the
open, but this is attributed to tho
greater presence of moisture in the
air, and not to any influence direct
from the pine-trees. Humidity with a
high temperature seems to bo par
ticularly favorable to the existence of
ozone. Humidity under a low tem
perature has no influence whatever.
A moist and cool climate may be un
salubrious, but a warm, moist one
much healthier than has generally
been supposed. The exact manner in
which ozone acts in favor of health is
not yet known. Tho proof seems to
tend to the conclusion that there is no
physiological action connected with It.
And yet there seems to bo an active
consumption of ozone in what may bo
termed the purifying process, lhis
would indicate that besides being in
some measure an agent opposed to the
development of disease germs, it also
acts as an oxidizer. Sun Francisco
Wanted to Go Faster.
He is also rather good in English, but
does not know Russian. 1 oung King
Alexander I. is mentally very devel
oped. Ho speaks French, German, a
little English, and has learned a-good
deal of Russian from his mother, who
always calls him "Sasha" (a Russian
abbreviation for Alexandor). At pres
ent the young King is taught privately
at Belgrade, according to the pro
gramme of the German gymnasium.
LIFE'S ' BEST YEARS.
Bat Only a Woman
I was reading in a paper yester
ny." ho said, as he halted a citizen
in front of the Soldiers' Monument,
"that a duck could fly ninety miles an
hour. Do you believe it possible?"
"That is rather a strange question
to ask me, sir!" repiieci tne omer,
with considerable cold storage in his
"Yes, I know, but I want to find
out. There are occasions when I have
to leave my house in a hurry, and if a
lu k can make this gait, and there is
no patent on it. I'm going to catch on.
Perhaps you never tried to outrun a
aflat-iron, sir?" Detroit Free Tress.
From twenty-one to twenty-five might -
be tho best years of life, but upon one
condition only that seems , possible.
The condition is that the- roan be in
bonds of noble servitude of admiration
to a noble woman. ' There will bo
much of disquiet attendant upon Buch a
service; but it will be the restlessness
of sure and certuin growth, and growth
in the highest direction. Ah! but the
woman must be of exalted mold littlo
short; indeed, of a divinity. Other
wise, it were diabolical. . '
Tho Greeks had no more than an
inkling of this method, although, as a
rule, they could not rear auch high
soulcd women as it is tho privilege of
modern Europe to excel in. With
them the philosophers played the pnrt
of the woman. Often they played it
detestably, but not always. Tho rare
exceptions were thoro unsexed men
who had attained to the state of pure
contemplative spirits, to whom the
world i3 but a shadow of a world
They made Greece.
Similarly, the woman of our gc
who, from tho most unselfish motives,
devotes herself to others whether to
individuals or classes, or entire na
tions has in her power to make the
man in hit early manhood. This is
well known, but it is worth iteration.
If only we could keep college of tried
women fn- the finishing of the educa
tion o.' our boys! I warrant the re
sult would bo ititoundiiig. All the