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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1880.
VOL. XXIV. NO. 19.
Tnr. vencrahlo Nelson Dewey, the
first (iovcrnor of Wisconsin, was re
volted lying at t ho point of death tit
his home in Cassvilb.
Gleaned by Telegraph and Mail
a well known me
oT New York, com-
recently. IIo showed
M mptOms of insanity.
in it ted bU'.'eido
Il"iM"ji"K, Iowa, was recently in
"vudod by swarms of "Mormon'' or
t-and Hies. Tho inserts hud possession
of tho town for several days.
Jt (iAi:i)KNSiui:K, of tho circuit
court nt L.-i Tayet to, Teim., has charged
the prnnd jury that :t man is indicta
ble for talking infidelity in pviblio.
P. !i'NTiNi"i'N and the directors
of tho I'm ;.i 'Vail Steamship Company
have filed at New York a certificate
Fiaun-r T hut tho M ,000, 000 Ol stock is
, TliK ChieaM) Hoard of Trado lias
adopted a resolution declaring strain
the recent decision of tlia court, but
resolving to restore the market quota
tions withdrawn May -11.
Thk. New York Craphio f-nvs that
llio Xattonil- l)einocnitie Committee
f-tul owes ver sj' :).( ( M) for campaign
vxpenso.-i, end lh.it Messrs. Briee. ( Sor
man and. Scott have made up $l:.'0,OO0
of tha,t sum.
' iiaiwman Ar.iioTT, of Carnegie
J'hipps iV: Co., eir.phalicallj' denied
h:tt his lirni had reduced tho price of
&teel plates a t .m or made any oth
lit whatever i i the selling- prieo of
tlieir product;-. ,
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Thk Cologne, Cazetto publishes a
dispatch from St. Petersburg statin
that the C.ar lias expressed the inteu
lion of meeting Ei?iioror William on
tho JeMnan frontier. The Czar is
avers; to fioing- to JSerlhi.
Anita and Miriam Hop-jjs, maiden
sisters living in .Jackson County, Va. ,
connniltcd suicide tho other day be
taking arsenic. They left a. letter
signed jointly saying that there was
nothing in life for oll maids and that
they wire tired of it. They were in
fair circumstances, but had no relxi
TliK Civil-Service Commission has
submitted it-; It-port in the caso of
Pestnia-ter l!iair, t)f the Crand Krip;ds
(Mich.) po.t-o!l'.-e, who. it was
'harmed, encied political favors from
Jiis subordinates. Tho Commission
finds ttie charges not sustained and
f-nyn that it had no authority to ex
amine witne-ses and make a thorough
T.IK Massachusetts State police, or
board the stcanier Nellie, recent'
ovi-rhauleil t!i' steamers Asterral anu
Sea Come, of Xewpoi-t, K. I., whose
.reu s were ii.-hinir near West Island.
in violation of Massachusetts law
'J'lio crews, numbering twenty-nine
men, were arrested. The penalty is
conf.sea! ion of tho vessels and 2' it)
line for ( ach man.
PERSONA t. ASD POLITICAt-
JcnriE Ttnkr. formerly rostmaster-
ieneral and now Asistaat Attorney-Gen
eral of the rost-ofliee Dppartnjent, was re-
poitatl critically ill -n itl- congestion or toe
By nome hocus poem or nnotber Isew-
port, Ky.. Ilnils itseir wnn lour niayois.
Miss Ansa Kki.ly, aaugnieroi amuuuy
Kelly, and Jaiuej F. Blaine, of bt. 1 aul,
nepliew of J. u. Biaine. were lnarrieu ai
tho Immaculate Conception Church at
Minneapolis, Minn., recently.
John L. Stone has been Dominated oy
tho Democrats for Governor or aiissis-RirTL
Charles II. Bollman, ot tne national
Fish Commission, dio-.l recently in tne
nwanips of Southern Gt;ors,ia while at work
for the QoTei anic.it.
Thk cnotain of the steamer Caroline
Miller, which arrived at Kew York recent
lv. declared that when he left all
ouiet in Northern liayti. as uenieu iu:o.
Lesrilime had enlisted female troops.
A CRANK recently shot at the Emperor
of Brazil at Rio de Janeiro without ellect.
Thk New Yoik Express stales that
Archbishop Corrigan has been summoned
to Rome to give an account of his admin
istration of the New i ork diocese.
The report of the Civil-Service Com
mission on Postmaster I'aul, of Milwaukee,
Wis., rec mraends his removal.
Becrktart Koblk has issued a peremp
tcrv ordir to the acent at the Quapaw In-
,,ar, f.iifu- in tho ii oil heas tern part of
the Territory to immediately remove from
the reservation all the cattle unlawiuuy
Ths Prohibitionists of Virginia have
nominated a full Slate ticket, headed by
Thomas K. Taylor, of Loudon County.
The Egyptian Government has notified
the French Government that the latter's
refusal to accept tho conversion scheme
wiil cost Egypt 200, 00J yearly.
The anniversary of the death ot ex
Preside nt Juare 5 was celebrated through
out Mexico on the lStti by imposing dem
onstrations of the Liberal party. In the
capital there was an immense procession
and considerable excit-ra;nt among the
people. A bitter factional fueling pre
vailed and yells "Death to Conservatism"
and ' Death to tho clergy," were heard
everywhere. There was no serious disorder.
The Government printing office will is-
f tie a publication entitled ''Stale Papers
of Grovcr Cleveland," ed. ted by Lnmont
If n-i'l rmmist of nil Cleveland's messages
la Contrress. vetoes and otherwise.
Mrs John A. Loo an returned irora r.u-
ronn recently on the steamer Trave.
M ITniTviicn. tne l-reneii .unifier ol
Finance, has dism.ssed hve ireasurei
general (collectors of inland revenue) ior
being active members of tha Boulangerist
Tun- Tnrv ca n d i date was dected in
Marylebone. London, on the 10 h. receiv
in.r 1 fiTO votes to his opponent's 2,0tC
l; ti. Houn. of Michigan, has declined
his anuoiutinent as Consul to Va'paraiso,
Mr. I'ahskli. addressed 3). 0O0 of his fol
imvi. nt. Fdinhurcrh. on the l'Jth, and was
received with great enthusiasm.
Fast Guthrie Ok., had its First election
..I. t!,n isth (;:;s vote? lietnor rr sristered. T,
H. Stockslngcr was elected mayor.
PvUMOli3 were prevalent in Europe that
the widow of the late Emperor William
of Geimanv had juined tho Catholic
A Washington correspondent, of the
Baltimore Sun says that the Government
is u.spuung wuii riaiRi) mo rui""'"""
Coeat Inagun, an island near liayti.
,!r. Fuii.iiMAN was grinding sausage
at his meat market in Carbon, Wy. T..
tho other day, when William Miller,
mi employe of a rival establishment,
entered. The visitor hinted that de
ceased cani'.-o entered largely into the
mixt are. ricdiean became crazy mad
lit once and without any warning
rushed upon Miller, and with both
hands sank a cleavr into his skull.
TliK board of review and equaliza
tion, of Minneapolis, Minn., came to
tho conclusion at a recent session that
under tho ileeiion of Judge Seagrave
Smith they could not assess the. wheat
in stoic in the elevators. Under this
decision, which was delivered in tne
Eugene Wilson ease, it was necessary
for them to locate the ownership o!
the wheat, on May 1. This they could,
not do. -
Tilt; following i-i a statement of tota
pro-s postal receipts in the chief West
ern cities for the quarter ended June
JiO, IKS'.I: Chicago, ifiiOo.ti'-M; St- Louis,
c -.-. i-:i. I " n,M ii ii-i t i Sl'iil 7 UV Sin
Tranciseo. .-j I I'.'.i.tiT-'; Pittsburgli, ifl-l.-Cleveland,
I. !::; Detroit. $:H).
7 Kansas ( 'ity. if S0.'; New Orleans,
$.sr,VJ:; Milwaukee. ';7 ,d ill; M.ia:ieap
(lis. $7:.( '"; St. Paul, o.-'.'X: Louis
ville, $72.i "'.'; Indianapolis, l!.7 1;
Toledo. Sli..M7. The total of thirty
inding 'it;es In which the above are
included are .". k- 70C, and the aver
nro rate per cent, of increase over the
tame quarter of lsss is 8..").
A Pi m:o A i ion of Creek Indians re
cently called on Secretary No Ye and
nrirued for a per capita payment
among tho Creek from their fund ol
tK,,t :', ooo Oo to meet the present
reeds rf tlieir people, who now mini
i ot.net lltioO. 1 he Secretary ex-
pressed litmsilf n- favoring the pay
ment provide,? it could be done bj
vniiv :miI) oritv. but said It wns
doubtful whether any portion of th
.r,.-i-,l i on'.i be so l aid without
1.1-Islat iv e action. The delegation.
rnticinating a decision that legisla
live action would be necessary, asked
v.. :i rv ror sue l muorse nn-ia
iouh1 enable them to borrow
fro.n cat'it .lifts, p-r.d'.ng snea
This onivosition, however.
did not meet witti tao recreiai.
i v Mivers o li' lev ii o
.ed to t ilieago.
J id tie
I KTAIN l.i-i)
T ..;.e reeeista- ann
have tiled a bill for an inji
tliat Cii V nieago n
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:on oe res 1 1 .t i ii "
ssion of t he m hool pi :
the annc. town.
Tlif. Rush llouso at Fresno, Cal., was
burned the other morning. Several peo
ple were seriouslv burned, but no lives
were lost. The stables were burned m
chiding n number of horses. The o s was
estimated at slO.UOn.
Seriovs difficulties continue to bo re
ported from several towns in Oklahoma,
caused by lot jumping, ejectments and ef
forts to change tlio local governments.
The troubles have their origin in the
doubt prevalent that the authorities have
no legality for any of their acts in fact,
that There is no legal government for tho
Territory except the coercion of Federal
THE demands or tne engineers ui mo
Pittsburgh irC Western railroad for an ad
vance in wagei were acceded to and the
threatened strike was abandoned.
SuvLLltOCK, Iowa, has teen destroyed
A wrOK area of country in Prince George
County. Va.. sunk ttie other day, creating
much alarm. A lake formed, and as no
stream existed in the vicinity, the sub
sidence was credited to the action of a
pubteri aneaii river.
Av fiiiilpmio ot tvohoid fever is re
ported at Path Valley, near Chambers
The three-yenr-old child of Italian
steamboat passengers and Henry Shelton,
fr,!ni-o,l who tried to save it. were
lrowned near I'a lucah, Ky.. recently.
Tn it cront. Illinois Steel Company has
decided to to into the building or steo
vessels for the lake commerce.
The first seven clauses of the bric?
Hritish bondholders contract with 1 em
been anrimved bv the Chamber ot
Deputies of that country and the accept
ance of the entire co i tract is now thought
to be assured.
Two men were kiil d and several fatally
or seri at-ilv injured by an accident on the
Leh gh Va, ley road n-nr Sh'imosi'i, I a.,
leceiit.v. Two runaway cars collding
with a passenger train waj the causJ.
FlKTEKN persons wero more or lss in
ired by an pec d em on th Cairo & Vin-
cenries road near jiouni Laruivi, x i., it
cee.tlv. The tram wis demolished. A car
jumping tlie tiack caused the accident.
THE Cuicago lieraui recently iiuensnpii
a report that the Chicago ic Alton lait-
roai was in the market tor sa e una toat
it .would probably v1' the hands of
ihe Missouri Pacific or th- N'orth western.
Thk stable of the Lowell (Mass Horso
Kailroad Company was lurnedthe other
night with 12J horst s. Thirty cars and
oiher contents were destroyed. The Hotel
Belmont was damaged. The loss was
1 100,0 '0.
McDofCALL S cigar-shaped boat has
been launched at Duiulti, .Miun. it win
carry 100,000 bushels c.f grain.
Fire in Columbus, u., tns otner morn
ing did $7.V"M damage to the rjreyfogle
building aad the stock of occupants.
Three Creui-n wt re injured.
Thk rumor that Jay Gould was prepar
ing to buy the Chicago & AU.tu was de
.1 .red to be a Wall stieet fake.
TiiK New York T ices recently pub
bhod the ouiline ef a si heme to consob
lato on an immense scale several trunk
adroad bns with a capital ot $7'V.,
.uO. The ol'j-'clive point would be B.iston,
vhich the proiuolers inten lsd to make
he great metropolis of th coatin-nt,
.vith steauishiij lines, etc
A white convict named Wells, working
on the railroad near Taris, Ky., was shot
by a guard the other day while trying ta
The Irish team won the Llcho challenge
shield at Wimbledon with a score of 1,6S9;
the English, 1.681; Scotch, 1,020.
Thk coal heavers ol buperior, w is.,
struck recently for fifty cents an hour, on
which they were beaten in the spring.
The Wabash railway car shops at sut
ler, lad., were destroyed by fare recently
wiih several cars. Los, ?rJO,l)oa
Johs Fitzpatrick, referee; BudRenaud
and Pat Duffy, managers of the excursion
to the prize fight ; E. B. Kieh, owner of
the lighting grouud and JCilraiu's host;
J W. Smith. Rich's clerk, who enter
tained Buliivan before the light; D. A
Gilbert, the head carpenter; W. B. Gilbeit,
sawyer at tho Rich mills, were arraigned
at Purvis, Miss., on the lth for participa
tion in the late prize fi 'ht.
A secbkt babot was taken among the
miners of the Brazil (Ind.) region recently
to determine whether they should resume
work at the operators' term. The prop
osition was defeated.
Two hundred houses were destroyed by
fire at Constantinople the other day.
Dr. McDow, the slayer of Captain Daw
son, at Charleston, S. C, ha3 been ex
pelled from the South Carolina Medical
The Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin
will demand $125,000 annuities and back
dues which the Government owes them.
TnRKS men were killed by the bursting
of a boiler at Stone'd planing mill, Chi
cago. The building was blown to atoms.
Postmastkh Gray, of Givin, Ala., was
shot and killed recently by Burrows, the
train robber, for sending to the dead let
ter ffli?e a mask which Burrows claimed.
At Denver. Cel., on the lSth warrants
were issued for tho arrest of Secretary of
State Rice, Sheriff Webber and his part
ner in the furniture firm of uratiam &,
Webber, and Lawrence & Co., who sup
plied the Assembly.andthe State Printers,
Collier & Co. all caargeawua conspiracy
to defraud the State.
Arsenic was placed in the food cf the
four children of Joseph Hulter, a planter
living near Star City. Ark., recently and
three of them died. The criminal and his
motive were unknown.
CnuRCHlLL's mill at Alpena. Mich., was
burned recently. The less was $120,UJU;
Business failures (Dun's report) ror tne
seven davs ended July 18 numbered 208.
cempared with 205 the previous week and
2". 8 tho corresponding w eek last year.
It was reported at Jew oi k on tne 11.11
thatClausSpreckles was in with the sugar
trust. It was believed that tne raamet
was tornered and that a grand coup was
A mas supposed to bo Jack the Kipper
was arrested in the Whitechapel district
on the morning of the 20th. He had just
killed a woman and hail the knife on his
person with which he had committed the
The Little Kanawha valley in tves,.
Virginia was swept by a cloudburst on the
night of the Ibth. At Norristown several
lives were lost.
Charles F. Coi.sman', treasurer ot
Warren County, O , has been arrested,
charged with embezz'emen .
The National Educational Association
adjourned at Nashville, Teuu., on the l'Jth
to meet next year in St. Paul.
Two Indians, White Horse and Binck
Eagle, were killed by lightning recently
in their tepeo at Standing Rock Agency,
Pearce & Ryan, wholesale liquor deal
ers, of Nashville, Teun., have assigned.
Liabilitie , iflo:t,OS9; assets. flO.1,149.
Chairman Walker, of the Inter-State
Commerce Railway As-ociation, has is
sued a new decision restoring rates on
bullion nnd ore from Pueblo and Denver
to Missouri river points to the former basis
of J5 and i t respectively.
McQcade, on trial for boodleism in the
Broadway, Kew York, ccmbine, has been
Judge Loxgexeckeu says that much
valuable evidence against the men in
dicted for the Crcniu murder had been
secured since the last grand jury, lhe
new grand jury will not t uch th j case.
r.i Sweetnrs and More Money-
Squeezed Out of Suirar A. Combine to
Advance the l'rlce of Salt.
New York, July 20. A belief that the
vast quantities of refined sugar that have
been piled up in the big storage ware
houses along the Brooklyn water front
during the past two years has been cor
raled with the view of a squeeze bv the
managers of the sugar trust has found
many supporters in uuautiai viiitia.
Though for some time past. the piling up
of the commodity was generally known,
it was supposed to be owing to a scarcity
of room in the refining buildings. TIj
Havemeyer & Fider, Havemeyer &
Mathieson and Wecher companies, the
apparent controlling spirits of the trust,
were the most extensive storers.
On the Stock Exchange the opinion pre
vailed that the trust had been engineering
a corner in sugrr and that ere long the
price of the refined article would be ssnt
up like a rocket. The wholesale grocery
houses and other consumers of the article
in this city evidently anticipated this
movement on the part of the trust, and
for months past every available inch of
storeroom in the big grocery houses on
the West side has baen utilized for storing
sugar, and many of the public ware
houses heretofore at this season of the
year filled with the winter supply of
canned gaods have been engaged by the
wholesalers for sugar storage.
On the other hand WTall street sugar
brokers thosa who will talk on the sub
jecthold that the trust has stored the
sugar because there is no market for it.
Tha prices have struck bottom ana runn
ers can realize no profit on their manu
facture. It has been suggested that possibly the
sugar has been accumulated to underluine
Claus Spreckels when he got his Philadel
phia beet proluct refinery in operation;
that it was the intention to swamp the
market with the genuine article at a low
price as soon as fc'preckels should turn
out his first cargo. In auswer to this
theory a member of one of the mo3t
prom neat sugar concerns in Wall street,
but wiih no ofniiatiors with the trust,
said: "Whatever the object of storing
this sugar is it is nlcuost certain that
Spreckels has a band in it. His alleged
enmity to the sugar trust 13 all moon
shine. No one on the inside supposes for
an instant that he is going to fi,;ht s
corporation with S.r:0,C00. 000. lie is wiih
the trust hand and glove. Ha'a too smart
a business man to fisht against it."
THE SALT TRUST.
Albany, N. Y., July 2). The North
American Salt Company filed articles of
incorporation in the Secretary of State's
offics yesteidsy. Franklin Woodruff,
Horace K. Thurber, AV. A. Hazard and
Charles F. Burger, are the incoi porators.
with a cr.p.tal of $11,000,009, divided into
275.0C0 shares of M) each. They state that
they are to manufacture and sell salt and
its products The principal part
of their business will be in War
saw, N. Y., bat they will
also carry on thfir business in the
following places. Meigj and Tuscarawas
Counties, Ohio; Mason County, W. Va. ;
Reno and Rica Counties, Tex; Si. Clair,
Huron, Saginaw, Bay and Iosco Counties,
The following thirteen trustees, who
shall manage the concerns of the company
for the first year, are named: Wellington
Burt, Franklin Woodruff, H. K. Thuiber,
William A. Hazard, John Cjnfield, Wil
liam S. Conkliu, Albert Boardman, Jay
Morton, Rachard L. Wilson, Henry W.
Cann n, Charles V. Burger, Right Hen.
Lord Thurlow and Joseph Verdin.
AH on Account of a Corn.
Mark Lisle, a prominent citizen of Muhl
enberg County, Ky., had one of his legs
amputated, the operation being necessi
tated by blood poisoning, caused by Mr.
Lisle having a corn removed from one of
his little toes several days bef oro.
Dick II awes' Case.
The execution of Dick Hawes, the con
victed murderer at Birmingham, Ala., has
been postponed pending a decision on an
appeal to the Supreme Court. The ap
peal acts as a stay, and as the court does
not convene until December next no
action will be taken until that time.
Heath of a Distinsru'.Blied Kentucklan.
Colonel D. noward Smith, ex-auditor
of Kentucky, died suddenly at Louisville
of heart disease. He was horn near
Georgetown, Ky., in 1821, and served witb
distinction in the Confederate army.
r--F you had told any or
J 1 i a r
Fatally Wounded witli ritcliTorks.
John Lewis, colored, was seriously, it
not fatally, wounded at Ilopkinsville,
Ky., by some hands in the employ of
William Withers, who attacked him wit'i
pitchforks and beat him over the head
until he was unconscious. No arrests
had been made.
Denth of the Wealthiest Kentucklan.
George W. Norton, Sr., the retired
millionaire-banker and capitalist of
Louisville, is dead. He was the richest
man in Kentucky, possessing large real
estate interests in Chicago, Ditluth, Cin
cinnati, Louisville and elsewhere. IIo
was seventy-four years of age.
A Kentucky lilopomcnt.
Quite a sensation was created in socioty
circles at Ilopkinsville, Ky., when it be
came known that Claude Clarke,a promi
nent young business man, and Miss Ethel
Braden, a society hello and daughter of
J. P. Braden, of tho Bank of Hopkins
vine, had eloped to Clarksville, iTenu.,
where they were united in marriage at
the Arlinzton House. A party of young
friends ficcomoanied them, and they all
returned to the residence of Squire H. B,
Clarke, the groom's father, near Bello-
view, where an elegant reception was
Ileneath the Stars and liars.
KomA six months aaro. . B. Tate, a
wealthy farmer of Grainger County,
Tenn.. deeded iHO.000 to the one-legged
and one-armed Confederate soldiers of
East Teunessoe. Thefun-lwas distribut
ed at Morristown equally amoug forty
one maimed veterans. TLre was a large
crowd present, and tho stars and bars
floated from the opera-house, where tha
distribution took place.
Kesult of a Feud.
A young man named Therance Daigle
was shot and instantly killed near Church
Point, fifteen miles southwest or Upe
lousas, La., by Ulysses Thebadeaux.
Tr-re was an old feud between the par
ties, and it is alleged that Daigle went to
the residence of Thebadeaux, armed w'th
a shotgun, for the purposes of killing him,
but Thebadeaux fired first, with the above
result, and immediately surrendered to
the sheriff, claiming to have acted in self
A FURIOUS FLOOD.
The State Agricultural AVheel of Ark
ansas met at Hot Springs on the 21th.
The land companies in and within a
radius of six miles of Birmingham have
consolidated and will hereafter constitute
the Birmingham Lund company, with a
capital stock of $30,ooo,f;0(.
An illicit distillery seven miles from
Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., was captured
on the 22d. The mill, when captured, was
hot aud gave every evidence of having
beeu recently deserted.
Governor Gordon, of Georgia, has
recommended that the Legislature amend
the peusion laws of that State so as to in
clude every soldier of the State who is
maimed or helpless aud the widows aud
orphans of dead soldiers.
Mrs. Ellen Roberts, of Louisville, Ky.,
bled to death ou the 22d. A few days pre
viously a small sore appeared on her knee
and grew rapidly larger. Her health con
tinued good, however, aud little attention
was paid to it. Ou-the morning of the 22d
she was awakened by severe paiu and
found blood Dourinir from the sore. Her
husband hastened for a physician, but be
fore he could return, death had resulted.
Mrs. Hattik Gibson Heron, wife of
the Rev. David Heron, late of Jonesboro,
Tenu., is under sentence of death iu Corea
for teaching the doctrine of Christianity.
Sam J. Wilson l as been appointed
storekeeper aud gauger at ICnoxville,
Henry Duncan, the Free-Will Baptist
preacher who recently murdered his wife
iu Dale couuty, Ala., aud eloped with a
youug lady of the neighborhood, was con
victed on the iOth and sentenced to death
Circuit Judge Terrell, of the Second
District of Mississippi, has fixed August
12, as the date fer holding the official term
of court to try those charged with aiding
and abutting the Sullivau-Kilraiu fight.
The North American Salt Company has
beeu organized with a capital of Jll,0oo,0o0,
aud will coutrol ;'.. different works and
Cnors in the Canadian Northwest aud
along the Dakota line are in bad shape.
Farmers are almost destitute.
The Labor Congress, in session at Paris,
passed resolutions calling upon govern
ments 10 oppose monopolies of raw mate
rials aud the necessai ies of existence, and
urging the workiug classes to organize
Thk steamer St, Nicholas, with Mt) ex
cursionists on board, ran into the closed
draw bridge at Savannah, Ua., on the 21st,
deiiinlistiine- the forward port of the
steamer, killing two women and injuring
twentv-eieht men aud women, some of
whom v ill die.
Destruction In the Idttle Kanawha Valley
Lives Lost at JforrUtown, W. V.
Parkersburg, W. Va., July 20. The
exeaiest disaster which has ever befallen
the little Kanawha valley came Thursday
night in the shape of a terrible cl oudburst
which completely flooded the country, de
stroying many lives, carrying oil thou
sands of dollars in properly and ruining
crops for miles.
The deluge fell here about dusk and con
tinued to fall in torrents, doing much
damage in the city. The worst of the
storm struck the lower side of the Kan
awha, filling the small tributaries from
bank to bank and ending in tha worst
flood in the recollection of the oldest in
habitants. In three hours the Kanawha
rose six foot and ran out with such veloc
ity that it carried every thing before it.
At this point thousands of logs and s
number of boats went out or were sunk,
and Mrs. Isaac Tucker, Martin Liwlesf
and an unknown man were drowned.
Above the destruction was still greater
T,is Tveart vallev is ruine 1. A big mil:
near its mouth went out and took Tygart
bridge with it Fmces and crops and
much live stock were lost.
At Estrville, fifteen miles above, half a
dozen residences were carried off bodily
and left in corn fields.
In Clay the fine church and three dwell
ings were wrecked. Several steamers on
the river were wrecked.
The worst story of all comes from Nor
ristown, a small village near tho head of
Tacker creek, w hers the cloudburst con
centrated, coming down atiot.t mdnizht
and totally destroying it with many of its
people. The fust report fixed the loss at
eleven, but later news seemfi to fix the
loss at a greater number. Houses are said
to have been picked up and hurled against
each other in such short t-pace of time that
no chauce ot escape was eiven the people.
Among those dead at Norristown are:
Jake Kiger, his brothers, Joseph and
Thomas, a man rannd Bai.ey, Orrville
Wet nnd child.
At Fill Brush all the bridges, and cul
verts are washed away and it is impos
sible to reach or communica'e with thai
point or any other upon the upper waters-
It is impossible now to enumerate the los
even here, as the river is st ill rising. A
family boat containing three or four per
sons went out during the night and it i
believed all are lost.
Suicide on a. Ircular Saw.
AtBrowton, Escambia County, Ala.,
a stranger walked into the saw-mill of.
Harold Bros. & Scott, and deliberately
cast himself upon tho large circular saw.
He was completely disemboweled aud
died instantly. From papers found on
his person it was ascertained that his
home was iu Iowa, aud his name Gaston.
He was of fine personal appearance and
was well dressed. His pocket-book con
tained $200. No cause can be assigned
for the act, unless it was disappointment
in love, as a letter found in his pocket in
dicated the breaking of an engagement
between he aud a Miss Smith, of Des
all of the boys on the
Chicago and Over
land railroad that En
gineer Joo Burdette
was sentimental or
N . . . , l : ...... I
WOUiu nave ueuuycu
you - that is to
say, they would
i nave Deneveu uuiu
(( ) :- 1 , " 3 ing of tho hind until
Mur- 1 something occurred
Mm3r K about which, en-
" .-1. -' -vT t, 1 reader. vou
tr1 1 Wc'r, are supposed to
vft-i know nothing un
til duly en
lightened by this narrative.
Joe has ran a locomotive over the C. & O.
ever sinco tho road was built, twenty years
ago. He now pulls tho fastest and most
important mail and passenger trains, and
his'name heads tho list on tho enginecin'
pay-roll. He has always been known and
wpA p. a skillful mechanic, a faith
ful, steady and reliable man, with nerves of
steel and eyes like an eagle's; ha has, from
the. first, attended dilisentiy to nis auuca,
seldom lost time on his run and has always
heen resiirc.t.fnl to his suneriors, corteous to
his equals and kind to his suDoramatcs.
Ann vet riurint? all tnose twenty jcais,
the C. & O. "boys" felt that Joe Burdett
bud nnver been reallv OE6 of themselves,
n-oio enntrninfid tO COUleSS lUcU
ifT- L-new verv little about him.
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But there was a littlo romance connectco
mrith TTn cri n eel" Rurdett. and a good deal ol
sentiment has woven itself into rus ine s
Before .Too went to tho C. ic O., ho was
a promising young knight of tho throttle in
the service of a railroad company wuuso
linn ran eastward from Chicago, lie was a
ve.rv vounsr man not yet twenty-four and
with all the deptii ana intensity 01 u
earnest nature ho loved (even more than he
loved his profession) a fair, sweet girl.
And when pretty Anna lteduian enoweu
preference for. and finally married the
handsome but "ne'er-do-well" Dick Pender,
Joe Burdett loved her not ono whit the less.
Ho was bitterly and sorely disappointed
himself, and he was. in a manly way, gen
ninelv n.nd honestly sorry for the girl; for
he could not but think that Dick Pendei
would deteriorate instead of improve. But
Joe said never a word to Anna or to Pender
or to any one else ; only he resolved not tc
lose sight of the one woman who might have
made him supremely happy,
Too soon Joo Burdett's expectations in re
irnrd to Dick Pender proved true. A little
child, a girl, was born to Anna; but instead
of awakeuinsr feclmgs of fatherly ana nu s
bandly pride in Pender, the advent of the
little one seemed to start the thoughtless
and unprincipled young man on a headlong
i-!ir1iertnttin"tho dosrs." 11 almost, Droiic
Joe Burdett's heart (for he had a large
tender heart under his greasy blue blouse)
as he perceived that things were going from
bad to worse with thoPcndcrs; and the
consciousness that he could not proffer anj
practical assistance to poor Anna only made
it all the harder for him to bear. At last
the worst came. Tho onco beautiful and
light-hearted girl died, and (more's the
pity) died of starvation and neglect.
Burdett did not learn the fate of his old
love until she had been several days in her
grave, and when ho set about to discover
the shameless father and his luckless babo,
both had disappeared no one knew whith
er. Joo looked up a shrewd private de
tective, to whom he took two hundred dol
lars of his savings, which he thrust into
the hands of the professional sol"er of
many social riddles. To the detective Bur
dett told his story. "Find the babe," said
he, "and obtain her father's consent to let
me keep her, and I will give you two hun
dred dollars more."
But neither money or
"Whether Joo suspected the opinions, ex
pressed and unexpressed, of his various
neighbors, certain it was that ho too-s much
comfort in littlo Anna, and certain it is, too,
that the child dearly loved Joo, or Had, as
sho called him. With Burdett nothing was
too good for the child, not even his locomo
motive. On fino days ho freoaently took
tho littlo girl into- his cab, showing her
every detail ol tne won.viiu; ui
Kt-P-ed and explaining the why and tho -.dc.-c-
fore of each part just as though she bad been
his apprentice, lndeea, jsumcu iuim,u
that she was, and to ms cuicr uu uanu
(when Anna was not ten years oiu; iu.it
his "little 'un" knew mora about a loco
motive than half the firemen on tho Chi
cago & Overland, and as much as some ol
Nino years had passed sinco Joe's mem
orable visit to tho Chicago polieo court, and
"Burdett's girl" was ffst passing- nom
girlhood to womanhood, but sho was fit ill
the engineer's baby and Joe was still Dad to
the engineer's baby ana Joe -
Thero v-ns a striko in prepress on tne
Chicago & Overland, though it did not di
rectly involve tho engineers. Anions? other
classes otthe employes thero existed much
bitterness of feeling toward the company
and excitement ran high in Steumvillc.
Joo Burdette, who honestly behoved tne
strikers, in this particular instance, to be
in tho wrong, showed them scant sympathy
War on Ireldnt Corbiri.
Reading, Pa., July 20. The Trade an?,
Labor Council has declare I war on Presi
dent Corbin, of the Reading Company, on
account of bis recent order excluding
members of labor organizations from em
ployment. The council app-sals to ail la
bor organizations to fisht the company.
Racing to Chicarjo.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., July 20. The r.ew
rate schedules of the Western Freight As
sociation and Chicago & A lton railway,
reducing the rata on cattle from this
point to Chicajo to 22 cents a hundred
pounds, went into effect at twelve o'o ock
Thursday ninht. At just 12:01 o'clock
tha employes at the stock
yards began loading the first cattle
that were to be shipped tinder tne new
rates. There were seventy carloa Is in a II,
rl.iri.led Tnrnr the Ch:cazo. Milwaukee &
St. PauL Santa Fe, Hannibal & St.
Joseph, Chicago & Alton and Wabash
railroads. Tho trains started were ad
racing hard to make the Saturday morn
ing market at Chicago.
An Escaplns Convict Killed.
A white convict named AVclls, who was
working on the Kentucky Midland rail
road between Georgetown and Paris, Ky.,
made his escape from the gnard-houso
and went to a neighboring farm-house,
where he obtained a change of clothes.
The guards, who were ou his track, came
upon him, soon after near a toll-gate on
the Paris pike, a mile from Georgetown,
f..n0,l Mm to halt. He started to
rua, when ona of tho guards fired, putting I
seven buckshot in his back, killing him
Got Tliem On the I.lt.
It having been reported at New Orleans
that a list of fifteen hundred names, in
cluding newspaper correspondents, rail
road aud telegraph people and spectators
at the recent Sullivan- lvtlrain ngnt nau
beeu forwarded to Mississippi, and that
all parties concerned would bo held to
answer for violating the laws of that
State, a correspondent at Jackson was in
structed to ascertain, if posrible, from
Governor Lowry, the scope of tho prose
cution, and whether or not tho spectators
would be proceeded against, but the Gov
ernor declined to be interviewed on the
subject in advance of the action of tho
authorities of Marion County. Tho Gov
ernor said, however, that ho might have
something to say on the subject in a few
davs. He thinks the report exaggerated
He Saw Too Much.
Postmaster Gray, at Gain, Lamar
County. Ala., was shot and killed by a
man who escaped. Gray nveu aunu.u,
and gave the following account of the af
fair: "A few days ago a package came
to the office addressed 'Cain.' No person
living there bearing that name, he re
turned it to the sender. Later a man
named Burrows called for the package,
and being told it had been returned, asked
Gray if ho had seen its contents. Giay
said yes, upon which Burrows shot him
aad threatened to suooi mis. umj
her sister." Gray said the package had
come to the offlce partly opeu auu no
could not help seeing that it contained a
white mask. Gray also said Burrows was
the same Rud Barrows, ino Aransas
train robber, who escaped from the of
ficers at Montgomery, Ala., a year or so
ago, the ta his brother Jim. was caug'ut
skill were of any
avail, and gradually Joe Burdett gave up
all hopes of adopting Anna itcaman s oauy
Six years passed away, and on a pleasant
day in summer Engineer Burdett, enjoying
a "lay-off," strolled through the busy
street3of tho great Western metropolis.
As he sauntered along he camo upon the
entrance to the central police station and,
prompted by mere curiosity, entered tho
court-room. The court was at that moment
considering tho disposition cf a little waif,
brought in from ono of Chicago's bustling
highways by a burly police officer. The
. J SUA
and carried back to Arkansas.
Sh Tried to Head OfT a
k. Rose Ingram, an as
woman of Ilopkinsville, Ky., has been
arrested ou the charge of haviag threat
eued to burn the house and put poison iu
the well of a neighbor. Her defense be
fore the judge was that the neighbor had
been attempting to conjure her, and 6o
Sold l.lquor Without I.leene.
Warrior, Ala., twenty miles north ot
Birmingham, is a prohibition town. Four
of the leading merchants were placed un
der arrest by a United States marshal for
selling liquor without license. The men
arrested were Martin and Oliver Parker,
I Virgil ayd Jack Warneck.
Vr't SV "
" TOUR IIOXOIl," SAID JOE.
tinv wanderer was a flaxen-haired girl with
huge blue eyes anu crniDoy uaaus-vmiiwui
nator shoes and with but one ragged and
soiled garment about tno littlo body; $o
oirty and o neglected yet wondrously
fair and beautiful !
The child was, perhaps, seven years old,
or less, and she said that her name was
Anna-that was all she knew. But Joe
Burdett knew more; be knew, beyond a
peradventurt, that sho was the child cf his
nM Invfi. the child of Dick Pender's dead
"Your honor," said Joe, hat in hand, ad
dressing the court.
"What is it?" asked his honor, who, be
sides being a judge of tine points of crim
inal law, was an expert juage oi numm ma
ture and rightly passed a verdict of ioie
and 8?M)e upon Joe Burdette.
"I should like to adopt that child, if possi
ble," replied the engineer; and half an hour
later, Burdette's references proving highly
satisfactory to the court, be walked out of
the police station leading by the hand Anna
Redman s ultie gin.
The division headquarters of that portion
of the The Chicago & Overland road, over
which Joe Burdette steered bis locomotive
were at SteamvUlc, a small but busy rail
way town, and thither tho engineer took his
Everybody said that Joo Eurdctte was
-razy, but somehow nobody ventured to
audibly express his opinions on taat, matter
o Joe himself. "The hoys" and the neigh
bors ttouvl-X a pood deal and compared notes
among themselves; whilo the womenfolk
were agreed that Joo was making a foci of
himself ovor a littlo stray-away young'un
v-ho might tic wed, tho Lord . only kucw
iu or uliul she raitht be I
BUT TUB GlKIi WAS F.QUAJ' TO THIS OCCASION.
and proposed (with tho rest of the Brot her
hood) to stay by tho company find his loco
motive. This made the strikers exceeding
ly angry and, as a consequence, Anna waj
constantly fearful of somo harm borallin-j
Joe, or tha dearly-loved engine or bot h.
One night when Burdctto bad to pull
mail train number four out of Stcamvillc,
Anna, in a strange but earnest, manner,
begged permission to accompany him.
"Why, my dear littlo girl," said Joe,
that cau hardly be. No you stay at home
nnd havo breakfast ready on ray return."
But tho girl entreated with remarkable
persistence, though sho could give no good
or logical reason for her wish. At hint
Burdetto yielded, and when Number Four
pulled out of KtetimviUo there was n ga i,
wrapped in a big shawl, huddled bko a
bundle on Joe's scr.t in tho cab. Sho hid
herself thus so that Jo's enemies might not
report him for carrying a j .--vj- r on hi a
engine, and she regained in her hiding
place whilo Joe, with his hand ou tho lever
and his eye set straight ahead, guided t he
throbbing locomotive through the misty
darkness of aNovembcr nightovr-r the bit ri
cate mazo of main tracks, side tracks,
switches and sidiuss of tho great SU-atn-villo
They had got about one milo from tha
depot, and wero still crawling very slowly
through the yard filled with idlo earn, when
Burdetto missed h.is fireman who had gono
to tho tender to threw down sumo cent.
Still keeping his band on tlto lever, Joi
peered through tho leather curtain and, ua
ho did so. was rudely dragged from the
locomotive by strong arms, wieldod by two
of tho desperate ai-.d revengeful htrikem.
In another moment, Anna, who was wide
awake, had grasped the situation. She un
derstood, perfectly, that the. intention of Die
rascals who had kidnaped Biinh-tte and hi.
fireman was to allow mail train No. 4 to pro
ceed on its way- unguided and tin Tottered -to
rush with increasing spend to certain dc
struct ion. But the girl was equal, and
more than equal, to the occasion. Sim was
bright as a dollar and smart as a whip and,
as 'Burdetto had frequently ussert cd, sho
knew as much about a locomotive as ninny
of tho engineers on tho Caicago & Over
land. Sho now saw an opportunity to snvo
Joe's reputation, as well as to inakoono lor
herself; sho also saw the chance- nay, the
imperative need to save tho old locomotive
and many lives, and so to frnstrato tho viio
plans of tho unprincipled si niters.
How sho did it not even tl.o ,iivl herself
could tell after the exciting time was past.
The Iliad train was scheduled to run ovr
tho division without a strip, and run it did.
For three hours tho plucky girl stood in mo
cab, guiding the train through nil its dan
gers, both seen and unseen. She peciel
ahead into the darkness, slio watched 1ho
stcam-guage, and anon shoveled coal into
tho furnace like an old-time fireman.
It was bard work and Hits hours wero of
we'd nigh interminable length; but tho end
came, and mail train No. 4 rolled into Chi
cago on time.
To-day tho boys hardly call Joo Burdetto
"crazy," and they are willing to admit that
Joq ought to havo a "soft n-of lr tho girl
who did so bravely on that eventful night.
Nor isono of the Chicago rfc Overland em
ployes jealous of the fact that upon tho pay
roli of C. fc O. engineers npp'-ars, each re
curring month, the nurne of Anna Pender.
W. If. S. ATKfNMI.V.
VI17 H I-eft SI- Iroitis.
The reasons which acluitod General
Sherman ia leaving Ht. Louis havo never
been given tothepubiie. bj always mud
during his life in Washington that l.o
longed forthe time when he ou.d return to
St. Louis and quietly end Ins days there.
True when ho was retired from ttie army
ho did take uobis residence in the city of
his love, but be did not remain there. 1 ho
old man bad trouble with tho girU in thai,
bustling Southern town. There seemed to
be a conspiracy on their part to make him
happy; but it was boomrungic in its t fTeet
They determined that ho should havo tho
opportunity of kissing every rhl in St.
Loui under thirty years of ue. Tho hero
stood up to his task bravely daily, m"
fnllv: but when old married women and
toothless grandmothers joined in tho com
bine, they outnumbered aad surrounded
him. Tic fought Uis wuymrousa, n''-'
beat a hasty retreat, and will never master
sufficient fortitude to return to the P
where he was so piccaauUy '-held by t.a
A Ont and a Half.
"Heilo, Choili.;, rid boy. Pi 1 you ever fee
accnt-aiid-a-half in lTi ited S'.aU s eoui !
"No, sirrcc, Ous-ir, olo S 1', nor you
either, havo ycu?"
Betchei lifo I l ave. Lookoo here.
a ,l Inr.iviiied l.L i palril. d.sclosiug a ! P
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agravatirjj reniurh; ' ll i-ta nut lie u-: