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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1889.
Tun jury in the celebrated Howard libe)
nit at Jackson, Tcun., fouud for Howard,
fixing the damages at oue ceut.
. Secretary Tracy has accepted an in
vitation to visit Secretary Blaiue at Bar
Harbor during the bitter part of August.
The Now Hampshire Supremo Court
lias declared the law requiring license for
tho practice of mediciuo and dentistry
Govkhxor Richardson of South Caro
lina has accented Dr. MeDow's resigna
tion as Kiirgoon of the First Battaliou of
infantry of that Slate.
An eff rt was made iu the Washingto u
Territory Constitutional otivoution. ou
thoi'O Ii, to abolish the veto power of the
Governor, but it failed.
JamksO. Blaine, Jr., was flromaa ou
the train on which his father and party
1 eturuod b Bar Ilirbor from their visit
to Senator Hale, at EUworth, Me., oa tho
Wkslky Eiuins, eleven years old, of
Clayton County, la., has confessed that
lie billed his father and step-mother, the
former with a gun and tho latter w itli a
Ox the 20. b Scripps League Workmen
expedition to tho Paris Kxpositioa was
lieard from by means of homing pigeons.
All were, well, and wero enjoying the
Thk Columbia, a new ocean steamer.
has broken the record from the "Needles"
to Sandy Hook, 3.10 miles. Time, six
days, tweutv-ouc hours and thirty-seven
A very beavy rain-fall, ou the night of
the 2Jd. general throughout the State of
Colorado, wrought much damage to
crops and fences, railroad and other
Thk joint commission at Bismarck.
I)ak., that is striving to arrange a satis
factory division of Uw property of
Territory, practically ajreod ou a
port on the 20i h.
Ox the 20th Frank Blount, colored, was
legally bauged iu the jail-yard at Val
dosta, Ca., and Tom Bowling, also color
ed, was executed according to law at
Baton Bouge, La.
The two New York houses which have
practically Coutroled the manufacture of
lied quilts aud comforters, have pooled
their issues and will advance tue price
about twenty-live per cent.
ChauLKMAUnk Towkk, the noted capl
talist, niiue-owuer, railroad director and
lawyer, died, on the 2-Vdi, nt bis summer
residence in Watorville, N. ., of iaral-
ysis, at the ago of eiihty-ono years.
On tbo 2:ld the committee on executive
tind pardoning power reported to the
"Washington Territory Constitutional
coincntion, niu mg other things, a pro
viso that the Governor hhall be ineligible
for the office of Senator.
Sins. CiKUTitL'DK Bumus, wife of Nel
sou Driggs, tho captured counterfeiter,
of Cincinnati, gave bonds, ou the ,l!u, in
the sum of S10,0.)() for her appearance on
August 2. Her husband was returned to
jail, being unable to give boud.
A ft Kit a Ion x discussion, ou the 20!h,
thn Montana Constitutional convention
voted down tho clause iu the SutTrage bill
providing that after live years onlyciti
eeus wh ill be outltlod to vote, a declara
tion of intention not to bo held sufficient.
Finn iu the mammoth six-story build
ing of the Atchison, Topeka it Santa Fo
Hailroa-l Company iu Topeka, Km., on
the 20th, caused .2".0 0 damage to the
buildiug besides a loss of valuable pa
pers, records, etc., that can not bo esti
mated. tlfi'H of the money required for the
projected last steamship line from Mon
lauk Point, I I., toMi'.f.nd Haven. Wales,
will he supplied by Kuropean capitalists,
among them being tho Rothschilds aud
Sir William Allan, of tho Allan line of
TllK Vienna Freio l'resse believes that
1" upland's positi.m in Delagoabay points
to n desire to annex the whole territory
from the capo to tho Congo, and roco.n
jnends that the matter be brought up at
tho forthcoming African Congress to be
held at Brussels.
The Ball Mall Gazette prints an inter
view with a representative of Mrs.
Mackey, refuting tho statement that she
was formerly a laundry woman, boarding
bouse keeper, etc., and asserting that sho
was tlie daughter of a highly -educated
American army officer.
A ni:rurc-ENTATiVE of an English syn
dicate has be-Mi eudeav-iring to socnro
options on the business of Macy fc Co.,
Altmau & Co.. Stern Brothers, and Simp
son, Crawford & t-impson, leading dry
coods homes of N'jjwi'ork City, but in all
cases has been refun
Thk (lermau Admiralty have uncovered
a perfect nest of corruption within the
navy department, involving many high
ofllcials. A number of naval oiaoers were
arrested, on the 21th, in Berlin and nt
Kiel, on the charge of wholesale bribery.
One of these ou beiug taken into cu .tody
(hot himself dead.
Ziva rtTi iiK.it Kin), a lawyer and real
estate dealer of Aun Arbor, Mich., who
for twenty years h is been treasurer of
tho fund for superannuated professors
of the University 4, Michigan, is an cm
be.ilep to an amount estimated to bo
fully ?2d,0io. King has tamed over to the
trustees property worth - 0) ).
A party of explorers in Nebraska un
earthed fifty skulls and two hundred
l::idlcss skeletous iu Chalk Blulf, about
ten miles east of Yankton, Dak., ou the
2-1 ih, which local physicians pronounce to
be the remains of white people, chil
dren und adults. Indications are that
they have been buried forty or fifty years.
Thk Secretary of tho Treasury, on the
2."lh. instructed the collector of customs
at New Orleans to allow the twelve
Chinese coolies detained there under
the Chines" Exclusion act, t i proceed
via tho Southern Baci!e railroad, as
tourists, in accordance with a recent
decisioa rendered by th: Attorney-General.
Thk Ohio Frohibiii. mist, ia convention
at Zv.iesville. on thj 2.lh. nominated the
following State ticket: J. B. Helwig for
Governor; K B. E gau, of Alliance,
IJentenant-tiover jor; Gideon T. Stuart,
of Newark, Siprem.i Julg-?; D. !d.
Trowbridge, Tole.lo, State Treasurer, and
E. J. I'euuey, Ashtabula, Attorney-Gou-ci
The Feather I.loyd asserts that Prince
rd-marck's annulment of the treaty with
S.vif.'.-rland is far frrt constituting a
poUlemeut of tho eov.troversy between
the two countries, and says that some
i.ronoiinced uc!bn will pro! ablv be taken
lie! lli:lll V " !U'U 'i tt v-
Wus from bis yacbliug tour.
CURRENT i TOPICS.
THE 1TEWS IU BEEP.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
It is stated that the German Southwest
African Company is negotiating for the
sale of their entire African belongings
to an English syndicate.
Mrs. John Mackey, with the De Cas-
tros, of New York, sailed from England,
on the 23d, for America, on a visit to her
Latk advices from China say a recent
fire at Lucbow destroyed 87,000 houses.
Over 1,2'X persons were burned to death,
and 4X) othrs wero killod. Nearly 170,-
000 people were made homeless, ami at
last accounts were camping out without
shelter, and were dying at tho rate of 100
a day from want and exposure. The au
thorities were providing for their necessi
ties as far as possible.
Thk trials of Messrs. Boulanger, Dillon
and Rochefort, iu the Senate Court, have
been definitely fixed for August 8.
The Fourth of July was celebrated at
Yokohama. Minister Swift gave a re
ception, which was attended by all native
and foreign notables, aud the American
and other men-of-war in the harbor fired
A new trust called the Knickerbocker
Bean Compauy was announced in New
York City on the 23d. It proposes to
supply all the saloous in the city with
materials for lunches.
Rev. Cr.os8X.kt, prominent iu mission
ary work iu China, died June 21, on ship
board, between Shanghai and Tien
Tsiu. Toe German press devours every scrap
of information frorn Paris about Bou
langer. All agree that the brave General's
chances for success in the coming elec
tions are not injured by his Indictment,
to which they attach no importance.
Tub Austrian infantry has been in
creased by an addition of 0,000 men, rais
ing that arm of the service to a war footing.
Forty-three regiments of cavalry have
been reduced by thirty-six men each.
"Wayne Wkittibr, aged tweuty years,
was arrested, onthe2Hh, while attempt
ing to wreck a freight train ou the Read
ing & Columbus road near Ephratah, Fa.
He was committed to prison for trial.
Thk steamer Bertha, from Ounalaska,
brings confirmation of the report of the
loss in the Arctic ocean of the whaling
schooners James N. Hamilton, Otter and
Annie. The vessels carried about sixty
officers and men.
Andrew F. Crutchfield, editor and
proprietor of the Bnltimorean, a society
and literary weekly published at Balti
more, Md., died, ou the 2ttu, aged about
sixty years. Mr. Crutchriald was a na
tive of Richmond. Va., and was well-
known throughout the State.
Emperor William will attend the "Wag
ner festival which opened at Bayreuth
on the 2lst. aud is expected to arrive in
that city about the middle of Angust.
Apartments are beiug prepared for him.
Thk impediments aud annoyances to
which the German authorities are sub
joetiusr all travel and trufiio across the
Swiss frontier are becoming harsher
every day. They now insist uptn opening
aud examining all postal packages going
to or coming from Switzerland.
Commissioner Gilvky, of the New York
Citv Board of Public Works, on the
2ttn removed Thos. Connelly, the time
keeper who it was said blackmailed
HuErh Cullum. the army veteran who
committed suicide receutly.
Thk party of American workmen who
are being sent to Europe by the Scripps
Newspaper Eeague to represent America
at the Paris Exposition, left New York on
the Anchor Liue steamer City of Rome on
the 24th. The party will visit the priuci'
ral towns in Europe, and will return in
Secretary AVindom was tho guest of
Postmaster-General Wauamaker at Jeu-
kiutown. Fa., ou the 24th.
Frank Suttov. a truest at the Grand
Union Hotel, New Y'ork City, was found
dead iu his room, on the morning of the
21th, from gas asphyxiation. It is sup
posed ho committed suicide.
Mr. Patrick Euan, United States Min
ister to Chili, arrived at Callao, Peru, on
the 1st, and proceeded on his journey on
Ex-Kino Milan arrived at Belgrade on
the 21th. Kim: Alexander, his sou, met
him, as did also the Regents, members of
the Cabinet aud foreign representatives
The report of the committee on judici
ary to tho North Dakota Constitutional
convention provides for a Supremo Court
with three judges, and six judicial uis
tricts, with a judge for each.
Geo. Y. Childs, of Philadelphia, has
received from Colouel Fred Grant, Min
ister to Austria, a contribution of $142
from the people of Carlsbad, .!) from
Mrs. U. S. Grant, and $10 from himself
for the Johustown sufferers.
Tub striko among the lasters at tho
Athol (Mass.) Shoe Company's factory
ended, on the 24th, by the lasters return
ing to work at an advanced price list, to
hold good until Mr. Breed's return from
Europe about September 15.
Thk trial of Mrs. Maybrick on the
charge of poisoning her husband will
commence at Liverpool on the 31st. Sir
Charles Russell has been engaged for the
defense, his retainer beiug 500 guineas.
Thk Secretary of tho Navy, on the 2"t h,
awarded tho contract for furnishing 42S
tons of steel for the new cruiser Maine to
tho Linden Steel Company of Pittsburgh,
Pa., for .s.H.7."3.
Thk United States 6hip Galena was
docked at New York, ou the 2")th. for the
purpose of being cleauod. She recently
returned from Hayti.
Thk Postmaster-General is going to try
to popularize the Postal Guide, by thein
, sertiou, commencing with the August
supplement, of matter of interest to all
patrons of the post-office.
Thk Interior Department, on the 2-'th,
issued a warrant for $22,0)0 to the dele
gates from tho Pottawatomie band of In
dians, being ten per cent, of an old claim,
the amount of which was appropriated to
the band by the last Congress.
A number of the wealthiest and best
known citizens of New York met, on the
2."th, at the mayor's office, and discussed
plans for a World's Fair, which it is pro
posed to hold in that city in 1.12.
Mr. Louiso. the now American Minis
ter to Portugal, presented his credentials
to the King at Lisbon on the 25th.
Thk board of officers to examine appli
cants for appoint nieut as superintend
ents of National cemeteries met in
Washington on the 2oth.
The funeral of the late Joan J. Mur
phy, the celebrated trainer and driver of
trottiug horses, took place from St.
Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, New
York City, on the 2ot'i. ai-.d was largely
attended by prominent horse fanciers
aud sporting men. Robert Bonner ami
Uabe Case were among the pall-bearers.
It is currently reported in New York
that the failure of Lewis Brothers & Co.,
which startled the commercial world, on
the 2."th, was in some degrco due to tho
Bpeakino of the proposed new post-
office building in New York, Postmaster-
General Wanamaker, on the 2oth, said:
"The building of the new post-oface in
New York City is a matter of ten years
or more after Congress has acted on it.
What we have to do now is to put the old
building in condition for use."
Henry S. Ives obtained a writ of ha
beas corpus, returnable to the Supreme
Court of New Y'ork City on the 2Gth, re
quiring cause to be chosen why he should
be longer detained in Ludlow-Street jail.
He and hi? partner, G. H. Stayaer, have
been in confinement six months.
In the debate on the royal grants in the
British House of Commons, on the 2oth,
Mr. Gladstone said he was adverse to
practicing ajiy economy which would
impair the dignity and splendor of the
crown. At his age he could look back on
a long career as a representative of that
crown with feelings of unaffected pride.
Thk son of Marshall H. Mitchell, the
United States Consul at Kingston, Oat.,
was arrested for house-breaking on the
25th. He is thought to be insane.
The Denver, Texas & Fort W"orth rail
road on the 26th, made, a reduction of
eighteen cents per hundrW on first-clas3
freight from Denver to New York via Gal
veston and the gulf, and promised an ad
ditional reduction of four cents in a few
days. Arrangements are also being
made to extend this reduced rate to
Utah. Montana and all Northwestern
points. Tho matter is causing no little
consternation in railroad circles.
Thk English syndicate has purchased
five of the six breweries in Paterson, N.
J., for an aggregate of $2,aS0,000. The
former owners retain one-third interest
in the concern.
At the Detroit (Mich.) Driving Park, on
the 26th, Guy was driven with a running
mate to beat Maul S's time but failed to
do it, making the mile in 2:12Li.
Hutchinson, Ocsdkn & Co., worsted
yarn spinners, of Philadelphia, assigned
on the 20th; liabilities about $32,000. It is
thought some arrungemaut will be made
bv wLich the firm can continue business.
The contract with the Union Iron
Works of San Francisco, for the con
struction of a coast, dafease vessel was
signed on the 20th, by Sacretary Tracy.
The contract price is $700,000.
A belated south-bound Midland pas
senger train ran into an extra freight
train near Waterloo, Va., on the 20th, de
railing five freight cars and badly wreck
ing them and the enjine. Engineer
Matthew Acton, of Alexandria, was badly
injured aud an uuknowa tramp, who was
stealing a ride, was killed.
Ex-Senator Stephen W. Dorsey ap
peared at the office of Thompson, Acker-
ley & Kaufmanu.in New Y'ork.on the 20th,
and supplementary proceedings were at
once begun before Mr. Kaufmann. It was
announced that no information would be
given to the press unless the matter was
bled in court.
Two-thirds of the cotton-spinners of
Eugland have reached an agreement to
run ou half time for one month.
Thk Yellow river has again burst its
banks in the Shaug-Tung district, China.
A large stretch of territory is inundated,
and great loss of life aud property is re
General Emmoxs Clark has de
clined the appointment as United States
Consul at Havre, France.
James McCall, of Troy. N. Y., kicked
his wife to death on the 2tUh.
Forest fires were raging in the neigh
borhood of Helena, Mont., on the 20th.
A movement will be inaugurated in
Virginia to secure Congressional uid to
pay the State debt.
An English syndicate, it is said, has
purchased seventy-eight grain elevators
in the Northwest.
The personal property of ex-Editor
West of the Chicago Times was levied on
by the sherirl on the 2.0th.
An exhaustive iuquiry shows negro
labor to be growing in value in the South.
The Richmond Paper Company, o
Providence, ii. I., suspended on tho 20th.
The valuation of Indiana railroads for
taxation has been raised over $2, 090, 003.
Two small sons of Fred Dwenker were
killed by a train near Chicago.ou the 2oth.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Holla Brown, colored, died at Louis
ville, Ky., on the 28tb, aged 105 years
She was born in Virginia.
Charles S. Crystkr, of Independence,
Mo., a noted politician and well-known
lawyer, is reported to be short in his ac
counts to the extent of 3-30,000.
It seems pretty certain that the great
White Earth Reservation of 3,000,000 acres
will not be opened this year.
A tarty of fifteen men visited the farm
of Milt Barclay, near Somerset, Ky., and
called out a negro tenant who was accused
of stealing from the surrounding neigh
borhood. The crowd gave the negro a
sound whipping and ordered him to leave
the State, wLic he did -without lurther
ceremony. Then they called out Mr. Bar
clay and gave bim a sound thrashing for
keeping such tenants on his farm.
The State Assembly of the Knights of
Labor of Mississippi will meet at Meridian,
Tuesday, August 0.
Fourteen out of twenty-two patent
leather manufacturers of New ork have
optiens to sell to nglisn synaicates on
cash terms, rut an option to take one-third
instead is given.
Five store houses and two hotels were
burned at Homer, La., on the 27th. Loss,
There has been an excess of rain during
the past week along the Atlantic coast
from Maine to South Carolina, and over
the cotton region from the Atlantic coast
westward to Northern Texas.
Four women are looking for Charles A.
Lewis, at Newark, N. J. Three claim to
be bis wife, and one expected to be.
It is reported that the Governor of Mary
land issued a warrant for Kilrain's arrest
aud that Kilrain w ill be obliged to go back
to Mississippi, although the Grand Jury
of Marion county, Miss., has not yet found
an indictment against the pugilists.
A severe storm passed over Natchez,
Miss., on tho 28ih. Trees were unroofed,
telegraph poles prostrated, and much dam
age done to both cotton and corn crops, the
stalks beiug blown down.
John Strocker, aged seventy-five years,
is in jail at Steubenville, O., for brutally
abusing his children. It is alleged that he
has been in the habit of banging his sons
and daughters up by the thumbs and whip
ping them with a hickory ramrod until
their flesh was reduced to a jelly.
The value of imports of merchandise
during the last fiscal year amounted to
$740,127,470, and of exports to J742,401,7'.0
an excess of imports over exports of $2,
A TKfE bill has been returned against
Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Maybrick, the
American, on the charge of having
poisoned her husband, James Maybrick,
wh ) was a wealthy'cotlon broker of Liver
pool, England. -
What a Committee of the Boston Tailor,
Union Found in an Investigation of the
"Sweating Sliops" in New York where
I'.eaitr-Hixie Clothin? is Manufactured
for the Wholesale Trade.
-New York, July 27. A committee sent
here by the Tailors' Union of Boston has
been investigating the condition of the
"sweating" shop3 where ready-made
clothing is manufactured on the east side
of this city. From time to time these
places have been described in the col
umns of the daily press, whose readers
are tolerably familiar with the character
of tenement houses, but the Boston men
were startled by what they saw and
heard. When the Boston tailors struck
six jionths ago, their employers told
them that competition with the "sweat
ers" of this city was impossible. Thi3
story could hardly be believed.
Hence the committee Yesterday
the delegates visited some houses
in Hester and edjacent streets,
and every place was simply, a repetition
of the others. No. 73 Hester street, which
is a six-story double tenement, was
found occupied by contractors, or
"sweaters," oa every floor. Here were
being made men's and boys' clothing,
trousers, vests and coats. Every room
was occupied by scantily dressed men
and women, boys and girls. The princi
pal work-rooms were 7x6 feet, and all
contained red-hot stoves, on which the
food of the "bofises" and their families
were prepared and the irons.of the press -ers
were heated. In tnese rooms were
crowded eight to ten men and women.
No word or series of words can be found
to express the amount of dirt or the qual
ity of the atmosphere. Both were awful
and overpowering to an ordinarily clean
person. Here the slaves of tho "sweaters"
worked from daylight to ten and twelve
o'clock at night, many of the men rarely
going home, but throwing themselves
down on the heaps of clothing and rag3.
Most of the men worked on the "task"
system, and all the hours given them
were required to keep up with their
"stent," "Greenhorns" are frequently
brought in and start as low as eighty
cents a week. Nor are the "sweaters"
themselves so much to blame. They
work as hard, or harder than many of tho
others, gettiug up at two o'clock in the
moruiug to xrepare the work for the day.
and their earnings are comparatively in
significant. The stories heard by the
Boston delegates had a sameness about
them that enforced the truth. The com
mittee said they would begin a crusade
against the New York ready-made cloth
ing when they returned to Boston.
Probibillty that Lord Dunraven's Yacht,
the A'alkyrifl. Mny he It ro us lit Over to
Compete with Some of Our American
Flyer It Will Not be for the America's
Boston. July 27. Yachtsmen are again
talking about the prospects of seeing the
Valkyrie pitted against some of tho
American 70-footers, the interest being
reawakened by the published state
ments to the effect that General Paine
had already arranged matches between
her and the Titania- and the Katrina.
General Paine was not in town yesterday.
but Mr. Burgess, who kuows all the im
portant yachting transactions made by
General Paine, says that the announce
nient that matches have bean made is a
little premature. General Paine's law
partner. Mr. Georcre H. Richards, also
denied that any matches had been made
Mr. Burgess slid: "On receipt of Lord
Duuraven's letter, General Paine ad
dressed letters of inquiry to the owners
of the 70-footers, asking if they would en
gage in a match race with the Valkyrie
The answers were favorable to tho idea
of racing the Valkyrie, but there can be
no international racing connected with
this, and it is. understood that Lord Duu-
raven will not coma until trial races are
held to decide on the yacht which would
have defended the America's cup. If he
insists upon this there can be no race.
The terms suggested by the owners of
the American 70-footers have already
been forwarded to Lord Dunraven by
General Paine. The Paine cup is an in
ternational cup, and if Lord Dunraven
really wants sport he can have enough
of it contending for this. It is the in
tention of the Eastern Yacht Club to hold
trial races to select a defender of Uiis cup
in case it is challenged for, and the own
ers of the four leading American 70
footers have agreed to enter their yachts
in tho trials. Lord Dunraven would find
glory enough in beating the fastest of
LATEST FROM HAYTI.
Another "Terrible Struarfflo" Reported to
Have Occurred Near Fort-A n-l'rince, in
whicn One Man was Klaitjrhtered After
Terrilic Flghtiug;, Several Others IScinjj
New York, July 20. The steamship
Frederick Hendrick, which arrived yes
terday from Port-au-Prince, brought
word of still another terrible struggle
near the Haytien ca-pital. Oue man was
slaughtered during tho conflict and sev
eral others received severe bruises. Tho
battle was brought about under the follow
ing circumstances: Oa July IS, the day be
fore the Frederick Hendrick sailed, Hippo-
lyte's forces, laboring under the impres
sion that the small fortress at La Coupe
had been evacuated by Legitime, marched
forward boldly and took it by storm. It
is an advantageous position for either
side, being but two miles distance from
Port-au-Prince and in a commanding
spot. Tho forces of Legitime had not
evacuated it, and were aroused to action
by the sudden and unprecedented attack
of the troops under Hippolyte's General.
Before the latter had time to apologize
for entering the fort in to uncere
monious a manner Legitime's troops hail
poured into the ranks of Hippolyte a de
structive volley. Actual fighting resulted
at once, aud as has been said, one hero
paid the penalty of his intrepidity. Tiie
forces of Hippolyte then succeeded in
withdrawing from the false attitude in
which they had been placed aud another
victory was scored for the arms of Le
gitiue. Legitime has just floated l.OOO.OCC
"gourdes" a gourde is equal to about
Descents which will make a total debt
incurred thus far on both sides of about
Washington, July 27. Tie Secretary
of the Navy has remitted the sentence
imposed by a court-martial on Passed
Assistant Paymaster Heur' R. Smith,
who disappeared from the Essex at Nev
York last April, and whj was not discov
ered for several days. He was charged
with absence from his station and duty,
pleaded guilty, aud tho court peuteuce 1
him to six mouths' suspension from rank
anl duty on furlough pay, s.nd to retain
his present number ou the list of passed
assistant paymasters, with the recom
mendation that the Secretary of the Navy
remit'the sentence, bee o.uso the conrt-be-lieved
Smith not mentally rospoasibls foi
Secretary of the Tennessee Stat
Wheel a Defaulter.
W. T. Davis, secretary of the Tennes
see State Wheel, is, according to state
ments of this secret order of agriculture
ists, a defaulter for a large amount. It
has been ascertained that when the St-te
Wheel met in the Slate House to consider
the question of consolidating with the
State Alliance, Mr. Davis was absent,
and it was necessary to elect a secretary
pro tern. A bombshell was then explod
ed. A letter from Davis acknowledging
that he was short in his accounts, and
saying that his body would be found iu
the bottom of the Cumberland river, was
read. This startling information gave
the assembled farmers something to con
sider besides tho proposed consolidation.
They discussed the matter, and came to
the conclusion that there was no douot
about the defalcation, but they discred
ited the statement that the defaulter in
tended suicide. Officers of the organiza
tion kept the matter quiet, but it leaked
out, and the officers at last consented to
give the facts to the press. According to
the information thus obtained, the de
faulting secretary has lived at Gleason
Station, Weakly County. He is almost
thirty-three years old, and has a wife
and three children. He was a farmer,
afterward becoming a teacher, and last
January he was elected county superin
tendent by the County Court over strong
opposition. He has been considered an
npright man,' and has been highly es
teemed in his community. He has been
elected secretary of the State Wheel
three times, and has just 'completed his
third yearly term. He came to Nashville
and wrote a letter to A. E. Gardner and
E. A.Gowan.acknowledgirng his shortage.
Mr. Gardner is secretary of the National
AVheel and treasurer of the State execu
tive committee. Mr. Gowan is State pur
chasing agent for the Wheel and Alli
ance. The letter, in addition to mention
ing the writer's shortage and his
intention to commit suicide by drowning
in the Cumberland river, said that he was
tired of life and that he could not bear
the disgrace and face his friends. He re
ferred in affectionate terms to his fam
ily. He did not explain how he bad spent
the money. The amount of the shortage
is not known, but it is stated that it is
fully covered by Davis' official bond for
$3,000, and that the order is perfectly
solvent and has sufficient money to pay
all its obligations. The suicide statement
finds few .believers. It is thought that
Davis left the city, and detectives are fol
lowing clews which they think may lead
to his capture.
Fatal Quarrel Uetwcen Miners.
At Redding mines, six miles from
Birmingham, Ala., Ed Duncan shot and
killed Ed Cooper. The men quarreled
about some trivial matter, and Duncan
picked up a shotgun and fired a Cooper
who was only a few feet away. The
enftre load of shot passed through
Cooper's body, killing him instantly,
Duncan escaped. Both were miners.
A Captured Moonshiner.
Deputy United States Marshal Sparrits
reports the seizure of an extensive illicit
distillery seven miles from Red Boiling
Springs, Macon County, Teun. The still.
when captured, was hot, and gave every
evidence of having been recently desert
ed. Only one man was arrested, George
Cartner, on whoso land the still was lo
Tho Tennessee Wheel and Alliance Con
The Tennessee State Wheel and the
State Alliance met, and the unanimous
ratification of the consolidation of the
two orders, as ordered by the Meridian
(Miss.) council, followed. It require
three-fourths of the States to ratify this
order, and Tennessee is the first State to
act upon it. The Alliance of South Caro
Una and the Wheelers of Arkausaa were
notified of this action by telegraph.
The State Alliance elected J. P. Buch
auau president and E. A. Gardner
Negroes Crazed by a False Christ.
The negroes of Liberty County, Ga., are
in a state of excitement over the preach
ings of a man named Bell, a pseudo
"Christ." who has been melting the igno
rant people of the country and telling
them that be will lead them icto the
promised land of CanaaM. Hundreds have
left their farms and occupations to follow
the false Christ. Bell was tried for lunacy
and sent to au asylum. His successor, a
negro named James, began preaching
and telling the people that human sacri
fice was demanded. Iu a remote part of
the County a woman, who was one o.
James' followers, slew her little niece,
cutting symbols on the body and then
throwing it in a ditch. The woman was
arrested and is in jail. The white people
fear the violence of the excited negroes
who are following James' and Bell's teach
ings. Death From Lockjaw.
Stephen A. Leonard, Jr., son of on ex
councilman of that name, died at Mobile,
Ala., in great agony from lockjaw. The
case was peculiar from the fact that the
wound causing lockjaw was a simple skin
cut on the end of the index finger with a
pocket-knife. Stiffening of the muscles
began and attacks of convulsions set in,
growing more frequent until the end.
X Rrisht Authorens Dead.
The death of Noe Eliza Lof ten-Phillipst,
wife of W. W. Pugh, Jr., occurred at Lin-
wood, La. Mrs. Pugh was well known in
literary circles. She contributed to the
literature of the South many sketches un
der the noin ae plume 01 - Aria."
Georgia's First Cotton Dale.
The first bale of the new crop of cotton
was received at Savannah from Albany
by Garnett, Stubbs & Co. It weighed 48o
pounds, and was classed unofficially low
middling. It was
forwarded to New
A Fool and His Money.
Samuel Cole, a nephew of Colonel E.
W. Cole, of Nashville, Tenn., was sent to
the work-house at Knoxvule for thirty
davs on a charge of drunkenness. He
arrived there with .."5,003, aud had a good
time. He was dead broke when sentenced.
A Young Drideif room'i Death.
Mr. Will Brown, son of Captain Sam
nel Brown, the Pittsburgh (Pa.) coal
king, turfman, etc., died at Princeton,
Ky., a few days ago, of typhoid fever,
Mr. Brown was married more than a
month aeo. He was an engineer on the
Ohio Valley railroad, owned by his fa
A Georgia Jadge Killed.
Judse John Clark, jude of Patau!
(Ga. ) Circuit, and one of the most note
judges in G-eorgia, lost his life at Smith-
ville. He was attempting to jump from 3
moving train, when he was turown under
the wheels and his head aluiout eiltirulj
severed from 11 body.
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
A dog down in Piedmont, "V. Ta.,
has two tails, and ho wags them in
A number of persons in Atlanta
recently responded to a parrot's cry of
fire" and discovered that a hou'so
across tho way was in flames.
The coin and slot device has been
applied to children's savings banks.
When once set for action a regulated
number of coins must be dropped in
the bank before it can bo opened.
A Kentucky man who was dying
alone left his will in lead pencil on the
head of a whisky barrel, . and it is
held to be valid. The only thing he
left, however, was a gallon oi whisky
in the barrel.
Big sheets of cork a little less
than half an inch thick are used in
bathrooms because it is said they are
pleasanter than any other material
upon which to stand in one's wet bare
feet directly after coming from the
-At Lewiston, Fa., what is called a
"thunderbolt" was found imbedded in
tree which had been shuttered by
lightning. It is egg-shaped, three and
one-half inches long and of a metal so
hard that a file does not affect it.
A man in Sedalia stole a horse for
the purpose of getting a term in the
penitentiary, lie gave as his reason
for so doing that he might reform, as
had been running about the country
for three years and had grown very
A sharp fakir makes a good incomo
by advertising a sure method of killing
all insects. When you send him fifty
cents you will receive a printed card
on which are these words: "Get your
insects to 6moke cigarettes and they
will die within an hour. So long."
In one block on Main street in
Battle Creek the other day a reporter
saw three one-legged men, four one
armed men and two other men who
were so lame they couldn't walk with
out canes. The reporter went home
and wrote up tho item, stating that
Battle Creek is one of the greatest
railroad towns in the United States.
American engineers visiting En
gland are chiefly impressed with the
superior solidity and finish of En
glish engineering work and tho extreme
backwardness in the speed of elevators
and in the adoption of the electric
light. But England is ahead of Amer
ica, they think, in keeping clear of
A respectable looking white wom
an has been going about Louisville
for the last eight years telling people
that her husband had just died, and
that if she had a sewing machine she
could make a livinsr. She would then
borrow ten dollars to pay on one
promising to return tho money as soon
as she had earned it. Sho has taken
in a good deal of money in this way
from kind-hearted people.
At Summerside, V. E. I., tho other
day a man came into town and bought
a complete funeral outfit coffin.
plate, gloves, etc., when the clerk was
engraving the plate ho asked what
date should be put upon it. "Oh, ho
is not dead yet," was tbo reply. Tho
death of tho person for whom tho out
lit was intended was daily expected,
and the idea was to have every thing
in readiness when required.
It is an error to suppose that the
Johnstown disaster is the greatest of
its kind in modern times.. The great
Hood in tbo Yellow river of China in
1887 destroyed three thousand villages
and the "best informed European in
Pekin" calculated the destruction of
life at seven millions. The lowest
estimate was one million. In 1870 a
tidal wave overflowed the island of
Deccan-Shahbazporo, in tho Bay of
Bentral. drowning three hundred
E. Randall,-tho mountain evango-
list of West Virginia, some years ago
went over tho Stato painting texts on
rocks and walls. Ho decorated all
sorts of waste places with the text
What shall I do to bo saved?" A
patent medicine man came along later
and painted just below this, wherever
he could find it, "Use Blank's cure for
consumption." Tho quaint combina
tion got into the papers, and Randall
seeincr it. went back over his route
with his paint pot and added below
the text: "And prepare to meet thy
How a Snake Dines on Frog.
A naturalist in Dakota was inter
ested recently in a snake's feast on
frog. He tells about it in the Natural
Science Monthly. Frogs may be sue
culent to snakes, but their deglutition
is very much liko hard work. It is
difficult to tell where the fun come
in. The greatest trouble is to swnl
low the fro;? after catchinsr him. lie
is swallowed heels first. It is prob
lematic whether this is done by pref
erence cr to wedge the victim down
When caught the frog cries out piti
fully. This seems to delight hi
snakeship. The frog soon finds it i
useless to struggle to release tho on
leg swallowed and tries to keep th
other out of the trap. But the fnak
gives a gurgle and a leap and catches
the other leg. Then poor froggy
eyes dilate and assume a glassy stare
the bodv is stupefied. The snake does
not swallow; it simply crawls over it
prey by contracting the muscles in its
throat. When the frog gets fairly in
the snake's belly the latter seems to
have a terrible case of indigestion. I
rolls over and over and looks as if i
would give a hundred dollars to g
out of the scrape. I hen it become
stupefied and doubtless resolves nve
to make a fool of itself again, but when
hunrrrv it coes for fro-'d ju-t a
eagerly as before.
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
Count von Moitke has at his hoin
one of the finest flower gardens in tho
world. His favorite flower is tho rose.
Mrs. Sarah Burnett, of Lafayette,
Va., took to her bed forty years ago
and has not left it since. Her appo
tite is good, as well as her general
health, but sho suffers from an injury
of the spine.
It is said thatM. Gounod, the com
poser, who is a man of intenso ro-
ligious convictions, once spent an hour
upon his knees praying for the conver
sion of Sarah Bernhardt, in that lady's
presence Sarah's response was short
but not very sweet, and at last sho
had to turn bim out of her bouse.
Louis McMurray, the first man to
successfully can oysters and the owner
of the largest corn canning factory in
the world, died recently at Frederick
City, Md. lie began business in 1851
in a modest wiy and before his death
employed more than 2,000 hands in a
single establishment. He left behind
a large fortune.
Ex-Justice Strong is often referred
to as the most sensible man in Wash
ington. He served ten years on tho
Supreme Bench and then retired on
full pay. In 1880 he resigned, and
has since lived quietly in Washington,'
lecturing occasionally, and performing
faithfully the one duty that tho law'
requires of him. Whenever tho Su
preme Court is required to take part
in any public ceremony Judge Strong
puts on his robe and walks with them
n the procession. In consideration 01
this and his past services ho receives
$10,000 annually from Unolo Sam's
-Miss Kate II. Pierson, of Rich
mond, Mass., who died recently aged
inety-two, was one of tin; best known
residents of Berkshire County, ljer
father. Captain Nathan Pierson, left
her a handsome fortune, which she
increased by investment. Samuel J.
Tilden was her legal adviser. Shu
was generous, and used her money
wisely. One of her proteges was
Frederick Bridgmaa, tho artist, and
she had on her walls many of his first
paintings. It is snid that she was en
gaged to bo married when a young
woman, but the match was broken olT
and she remained single tho rest of
her long life.
It is said of tho lato Leonard II.
Swett, of Chicago, that he strongly
resembled Abraham Lincoln, his old
end intimate friend, in feature, and
manner. He nominated Mr. Lincoln
for the Presidency in 18G0, and per
formed a liko service for Judgo
Gresham at tho last Republican Na
tional convention in Chicago. Ho was
bofh and educated in Maine, but drift
ed to Indiana in 18P1. Then he went
to tho Mexican war, and when he was
discharged, on account of illness, set
tled in Bloomington, 111., and began
the law practice which afterward
brought him into intimate association
with Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Swett was
married twice, tho last tune, about
two years ago, to his private secre
tary. "A LITTLE NONSENSE."
Thieves who arc caught in tho
camo job may bo expected to co-rob-ber-ato
each other. Merchant Trav
eler. "I want to write a letter to tho
Secretary of tho Navy. Shall I ad
dress him as 'Your Excellency?'" "(),
no; use tho term 'Your Warship.'"
"Mr. Speaker, I've got the floor."
So I perceive, sir, and if your feet
were a little larger you u nave 1.110
whole block." American Commercial
At tho barracks. "How goes it.
sergeant?" "Pretty well, Major; only
I'm as hungry as ahorse." "Orderly,
have a bale of hay sent around to
Sergeant Brown's qu arters." Time.
In a caso in Memphis a witness
testified that "Jim then rushed tho
growler." "Ah! 1 see," replied tho
judgo, "Jiin then drove a dog off, did
ho? I understand; go on, sir." De
troit Free Press.
"My dear," said Mr. Fhunnyman,
"why is the Prince of Wales a geo
graphical paradox?" "Give it up."
"Why, because lie is allowed so much
latitude that he is without a parallel."
Some one says that a woman
should never allow a man to propose
marriage to her unless she is willing
to become his wife. Some people
would deprive tho women in this world
of all their fun. Somervillo Journal.
Bashful Youth "Will you tako
this chair. Miss Ethel?" Miss Ethel
"Oh. no. It has no arm." Bashful
Youth (eagerly) "I shall bo most
happy ah to supply the deficiency,
I assure you." Aud he did. London
Waiter "I can recommend tho
eggs, sir. They're beautifully fresh,
new laid, in fact!" MacDuffer
"What, to-day?" His Spouse (horri
fied) "My love, what are you think
ing about! You don't suppose hens
lay on the Sabbath:"' Pick Me Up-
Distrusted the Fisherman's Scale.
"Have you got your scales with
you?" said the trout to tho sucker. "I
have," answered tho sucker. "Why?"
"Well." said the trout; "I'm going to
take that' fly and I'd like to be weighed
before I leave tho brook, just for my
own satisfaction." Puck.
Stranger "You are not booming
your Stato very much at the prei-etit
time, arc you?" Kansa3 Citizen "No.
we are not ad vcrtS-ing at all now; but
wait till tho cye'.ono period arrives,
and you'll sec the name of our gioriotn
commonwealth in every paper you
i-k up." Omaha WyriU.