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VOL. XXIV. NO. 52.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1889.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
Loud Dlnhaykx has decided that
his yacht Yalkyrio shall not visit
Gknehai. PiiiLirovi-rcn, the Russian
conqueror of Bosnia, died in Prague,
Bohemia, recently of apoplexy.
Tiik wheat harvest in Austria
Hungary is said to he somewhat defi
cient. There will be but little for ex
port. Owixo to the small supply of raw
sugar obtainable tho great refinery Rt
Greenock, Scotland, has been shut
A fatal disease amonjj horses is
prevalent in the vicinity of Montgom
ery, Ala, The malady is called albu-niinaria.
Tiik hop crop of Central New York
has been badly damaged by blight and
in very few cases will bo any thing
like a full yield.
The statement that oil has been
found in Chicago will doubtless as
tound many people, but nevertheless
it is said to be true.
Tiik Cincinnati saloonkeepers ar
rested for violating the Sunday law
agreed in court to observe the law if
rulea-ed without bein" fined.
The wheat crop of Illinois i
threshing out seventeen bushels to
tho acre. Tho grain is of unusually
good quality. The aggregato yield is
placed at :U. 000, 000 bushels.
Tin; Iowa Railroad Commissioners
hnve decided that they can not estab
lish a joint tariff. The Iowa (shippers
complain that tho result is a discrim
ination in favor of inter-commerce.
Dr. Robkiit Lonofki.i.ow, professor
of dermatology in tho Cincinnati Col
lego of Medicine and Surgery, has
conducted a series of successful ex
periments with Brown-Sequard's dis
covery of tho elixir of life.
The editor of tho Citizen (the Do
minion Government organ at Ottawa,
Ont..) claims to liavo received scores
of threatening and insulting letters
from tho Tjnitod Slates as a result of a
recent editorial published on tho action
of tho United States' nggrcssivo move
ments in Rehrirg sea.
A Mttlk daughter of Mrs. Ballard,
of Savannah, G:u, found a box of ar
senic pills the other day and thinking
they wero candy distributed them
among eight other children. The
children were all taken violently ill,
but by the prompt use of antidotes
their lives were saved.
Mirs. Amelia Steaks and her
daughter wero ejected from tho ladies'
car on a Tybeo train near Savannah,
G:u, the other day by tho conductor,
who was under tho impression that
tlicv were colored persons. The ladies
talked of bringing an action for
damages against tho company.
M. Sri'i.i-EK, French Minister of For
eign Affairs, in reply to a oommuni
eiition from M. Dolyannis, the Greek
Minister to Paris, says the insurrec
tion in (Veto will undoubtedly givo
j-iso to a grave question. Tho French
Government, he hays, will givo tho
matter such attention as it deserves.
The forthcoming annual report o!
Acting Commissioner Stono of the
General Land-oflico will show that dur
ing tho fiscal year ended June 30, 1-SX9,
there wero certified to railroad com
panies under various grants a total of
4 0.40 acres of land or 401.115 acres
less than tho total certifications of tho
previous fiscal year.
The San Francisco Chronicle claims
to have discovered that Thomas K.
Plunkett, the defaulter who mysteri
ously disappeared from Hartford.
Conn., and whose supposed death in
Mexico was telegraphed over the
country from Hartford tho 17th of
last April, is to-day alive and is a res
ident of the Citv of Mexico.
Three St. Louis physicians went re
cently to Warsaw, 111., tho scene of
tho mysterious plague that has cost
many lives. Warsaw is on the Mis
sissippi river five miles south of Keo
kuk, Iowa, and h:s a population of
about .1.000. The business part of tho
town is on low ground, but tho resi
dences are on the high bluffs back
from tho river. Two weeks ago a
family was almost wiped out by a vio
lent intestinal complaint, and since
then the disease hns spread until more
than fifty people have died.
rrvoKK leaving Buenos Ayres foi
home United States Minister llanna
wrote a short report to tho State De
partment on immigration to tho Ar
gentine Republic. He said it was set
ting in from all the countries of Kurope
and the great numbt-r of arrivals was
marvelous. They were generally as
sisted by the Argentine Government
to the extent at lea.t of having their
passages paid from, landing point to
destination in the interior. The
amount thus paid in March alone was
estimated at $1,000,000. Already this
vast influx, the Minister said, was be
ginning to tell on the exports of grain.
Last year the country shipped 445,000
tens. This year it will go above -,-000,000.
The roli&ions fnuaties of Liberty
County. Ga.. have at last been dis
persed by the sheriff's posse. This is
the crowd which recently murdered a
child as a faerifico by order of two
fanatic kadetvi who claimed to bo
NEWS OF THE AYEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and LlaiL
PERSONAL AND rOLITICAL.
Elections occurred in Kentucky on the
5th for members of the Legislature and
for State Treasurer. The State at large
gave the usual Democratic majority,
though Republican legislative gains were
reported, due to local causes.
The Greek Government has sent to the
Powers a circular note demanding that
they intervene to restore order in Crete.
Otherwise, the note says, Greece must
take action to protect her subjects on the
island against the Tu ks.
Cardinal, William Massia died at
The Washington Constitutional conven
tion by a vote of 47 to 23 has decided not
to incorporate a clause establishing a rail
Thk Gentiles carried the recent election
in Salt Lake City, Utah, and were much
elated over their success.
Contrary to first report, which seemed
to show the triumph of Ch'ef Mayes and
the Downings in the Cherokee election,
later developments showed that Mayes was
overwhelmingly defeated and that the
next Council will be composed almost
solidly of Nationals, who are in almost
every respect opposed to the present Chief.
Thk President and party left Washing
ton on the 6th for their trip to Bar Har
Thk Pennsylvania Republican State
convention met at Ilarrisburg on the 7th
and Senator Delanieter was elected per
manent president, Henry K. Boyer was
nominated for State Treasurer.
Charles Francis Service, of Spring
field, Mass., has been appointed superin
tendent of the Haskell Institute, at Law
rence, Kan. Mr. Moserve is a graduate of
Columbia University, Maine.
Tint trial of General Boulanger com
menced in the High Court of the French
Senate on the 8' h.
Skciiktary Kobls has requested the
War Department to take necessary stops
to keep intruders from the Sioux reserva
tion. This action was taken in anticipa
tion of a rush of settlers now that the suc
cess of the Sioux Commission is assured.
The President and party arrived at Ear
Harbor, Me., on the 8th. He was warmly
welcomed and was the recipient of much
ovation while en route from Washington.
Harrington. Home Ruler, made'an at
tempt to assault Mr. Ba.four in the Brit
ish House of Commons recently. Much
uproar occurred before the excited num
ber was suppressed.
General Henry Dcpont, since 1850
head of tho extensive gunpowder manu
facturing firm of T. L Dupont, De Ne
mours & Co., died at Wilmington, Del.,
on the 8th.
Legitimes Government has delivered
to the United State Minister $7,500 as
compensation for the seizure and deten
tion of the steamer Ozaraa at Ilayti. The
money is on board of the Kearsarge with
view to safe keeping and at the request of
the Minister, and is subject to orders of
the State Department.
On the "tth of July. Admiral Gherardi.
in command of the Kearsarge, at Port-au-Prince,
participated in the celebration
of the birthday of the Queen of Spain,
with a Spanish cruiser, and fired a na
tional salute of twenty-one guns at noon.
A special meeting of the Naval Ad
visory Board has been called for Wash
ington August 21.
The steamship Montreal, of the Do
minion line, from Montreal to Livefpool,
was wrecked recently on Belle isle. The
passengers and crew were saved.
The arbitration committee of business
men, to whom wns referred the wage dis
puto in the Stieator (I!L) coal fields, ren
dered a decision, fixing tho price to be
paid workmen at 72 cents a ton. The
demand of the miners was for SO cents.
Tnt prisoners confined in Fort San Juan
De Ulloa at Vera Cruz, Mexico, recently
revolted against the official. The troops
on duty at tho fort shot twenty of the
prisoners and que'Ied the uprising.
The Galveston News has published the
last of its crop reports. The reports were
almost unanimous in chronicling the best
corn crop for Tears, while the yield for
other grain was fully up to an average.
The cotton crop was a splendid one.
The report of Cautain Shepard, com
manding the revenue steamer Rush, in re
gard to the British sealer Black Diamond,
whifh was mailed at San Francisco, has
been received at the treasury Depart
ment Acting Secretary Batcheler re
fused positively to give it to the press,
but admitted that, it confirmed substan
tially the newspaper reports concerning
A dispatch has been received at New
York police headquarters from Detective
I'hil Reilly, dated Panama, announcing
that ho had given up all hope of recaptur
ing Bushne.ll, the defaulter, and that he
Was on his way home alone.
A loss of about $150,(100 was caused by a
fire which staried the other night in A. C.
Trcntmnn's building, on Calhouu street,
Fort Wayne, Ind.
On the night of the 0th the Rio Grande
Western train No. 3, known ns the Modoc,
was held up near Thompson's Springs by
train robbers. Efforts to break into the ex
press car failed, and they secured only
about $1,000 and some jewelry from the
The committee to report on the books of
E. IL Stedman, county treasurer, of Des
Moines, Iowa, report a deficit of $11,500.
The wreck of the steamer Montreal in
the straits of Belle Isle was due to an ice
berg, which forced the steamer aground.
The finding of the dead bodies of Ollie
Jones, his wife and two other persons was
reported from Corvaliis, a small
town in Butterrot valley, in Western
Montana. A young girl, who had been
hot in the hip, was also found on Big
Hole mountain. All of them ha 1 been
shot In the back.
Ebin S. Allen, president of the Forty
econd Street Car Company, New York,
has been arrested for forging certificates
of stock for about 700 share-". Tho amount
of his defalcation is stated to be $12"i,000
or $130,000. The money was probably
sunk in a worthless lire escape patent.
A determined effort is being rnad in
Chicago to abolish the illustrated police
Benjamin F. Spandaver. who was the
principal witness agaiust Mrs. Surrat,
hanged at Washington in lSr.3 on the
(barge of conniving at the assassination
of President Lincoln, died recently in the
The annual convention of the American
Catholic Total Abstinence Society c'osed
at Cleveland, O., on the 8th. Rsv. J. M.
Cleary, of Wisconsin, was elected presi
dent. I ns Columbus Iron Company, of Lan
caster, Fa., recent y posted a roiice of
an increase from $X50 to jo S" fur puddling
and other wages in proportion, thus keep
ing the promise made four months ngo
that when trade grew tetter they would
fcdv&ncii vc:es to tbe old standard.
The great tunnel at Cumberland Gap.
which traverses sections of Kentucky
Tennessee and Virginia, lias been for
The Wisconsin Central passenger train
was robbed by one man near Chippewa
Falls early on the morning of the 8th.
A special from Laredo, Tex., gives a
description of the Tascott suspect under
arrest there, tallying more closely with
that of the much-sought fugitive than has
been the case in any previous capture.
The American Consul at Ottawa, Ont.,
has again drawn the attention of the Do
minion Government to a discrepancy in
the customs tariff as regards the importa
tion of certain articles of forest products.
which, he believed, should not exist.
Thk coke strike, according to a report
from Everson, Fa., ended in favor of the
men, who obtained an advance averaging
about 20 per cent.
THK finding of bpdies at Johnstown, Fa.,
Is yet a daily occurrence. The body of a
fifteen-year-old girl was found on Locust
street, near the business part of the town.
At a meeting of business men it was de
cided to heartily support Messrs. John
Thomas & Sons in their suit against the
South Fork Fishing Club.
Postmaster Lewis and the Republican
leader, Colonel Buck, were'burned in effigy
at Atlanta, Ga., the other night in the
presence of about 10,000 people. This
action was the result of the appointment
of a negro in the delivery department
where a white lady was employed as
Feeroletjjc has been discovered in Ta
basco, Mexico, and valuable coal deposits
in the State of Guerrero.
Two mines of mercury and one of anti
mony have been discovered in Cuba, but
are not being worked for lack of capital.
Owing to the opposition of proprietor
Warren F. Leland, of the Leland House,
Chicago, to the extension pf the Chicago
Exposition building along the lake front,
the exhibition and fat stock show this fall
will wind up the annual displays.
George Duncan Brys-on, a Montana
murderer, was hanged at Boulder the
other day. He had killed his mistress.
TnE book bindery of John Anderson &
Co., in Chicago, was damaged by fire the
other morning to the extent of $2o,000.
A gigantic syndicate having in view
the control of the sugar markets of the
world, is said to be in contemplation.
Lawyeh Frank Coli.om, the forger, has
been placed in jail at Minneapolis. It is
said that 112 of tho forged notes were
The Chinese are swarming In by every
Hong Kong steamer bound for Mexico.
No less than sixty came a week ago, all
destined for Mazatlan aniVPanama. They
have no difficulty in crossing tho frontier.
Admiral Kimberly reports great dis
tress among the natives of Samoa, which
he has partially relieved with ship stores.
Letters received from Crete tell of the
terrible condition of affairs on that island.
Massacres have been renewed and sev-
veral villages have been burned.
While a caboose containing Conductor
Otto Sanders, Brakeman Mark Christ-
man and William Ganan, was lying on a
siding of the Lehigh Valley railroad, at
Fenn Haven Junction, Pa., an engine
dashed into it, wrecking the caboose to
splinters, killing Garren and fatally in
An explosion of natural gas occurred at
Pittsburgh, Pa., on the afternoon of the
9th. Two men were killed and many se
verely injured. The accident was due to
the bursting of a pipe by compressed air.
The alleged epidemic of dysontery at
Warsaw, 111., is officially reported not
nearly so serious as correspondents at
that point have made it.
Chee Gong, a Chinaman, was hansel
at Portland, Ore., recently for the murder
erf Lee Gick, a fellow countryman, two
Prof "VV. K. Perry, of the American
Balloon Company, made an ascension at
Mount Holly, N. C-, twolve miles wet of
Charlotte, the other day. He was severely
injured in descending.
JiLONDiN, the daring tight rope per
former, has accepted a wager of 1,000 to
walk on a cable stretched from the Eiffel
tower to the dome or the main exhibitiou
in less than five minutes.
The heirs of the brothers William F. and
George W. Norton, deceased millionaires
of Louisville, Ky., have decided to give
$;0,000 to the building fund of the South
ern Baptist Theological Seminary, moved
to Louisville from South Carolina a few
Extensive preparations are being made
to celebrate the 103d anniversary of Davy
Crockett's birthday on the farm where he
was born near Limestone, Tenn. Among
the guests will be R. P. Crockett, of Cran
berry, Tex., the only living son of
tho frontiersman, and the only living
grandson, Col. K. H. Crockett, of New
The New York Cotton Exchange has
come to the support of the Southern plant
ers in the cotton bagging matter and will
ask the Liverpool Cotton Exchange to do
The surviving brothers of the late C. M.
Hull, of Rosedale, Miss., have offered a re
ward of $500 for the apprehension and de
livery of Weissenger.
The Augusta (Ga.) Orphan Asylum, a
magnificent five-story building, was almost
entirely destroyed by fire on the 11th. The
structure cost over $100,000, and was in
sured for $00,000. All the children were
gotten out safely.
The first schedule train on the Georgia
Pac tic Railroad Company's broa gauge
track reached Greenville, Miss., on the 10th.
A gigantic horse stealing industry is
thought to be established in the counties of
Dakota along the Missouri river.
Myriads of grasshoppers appeared in
the clover fields near Bolivar, Tenn., on the
10th, sweeping all vegetation before them.
Fortunately their inroads were circum
scribed to an area of half a mile's width, as
tuey passed on their journey eastward.
They stripped the corn stalks bare, eating
the husks out the ear.
Tiik State Board of Railroad Commis
sioners of Arkansas have just completed
the assessment of the railroads of the State
fcr taxation. The total assessment is
about $18,000,000, being considerably in
creased over last year.
The announcement that the Red Lake
Reservation would soon be opened for set
tlement has caused large numbers of peo
ple from Wisconsin, Dakota aud adjoining
Minnesota counties to squat upon valuable
laud on the reservation. The Indians have
become incensed at the squatters, and
threateu to go on the war path.
A find that will alTord study for those in
terested has been made at St. James, Neb.,
by D. I. Brewer. While digging for the
purpc.se of making repairs to his mill-dam,
he unearthed the remains of a prehistoric
j monster that probably roamed the prairies
hundreds if not thousands of years ago.
Hie Tiappearanee of a Prominent Busi
ness Mti Causes Great Kxclteinent and
Several Heavy Failures.
Boston, Aug. 10. The wife cfGt. "p.
Brown, of Brown, Steese & Clarke, wool
dealers, lately failed, is in an almost in
sane condition resulting from suspense
caused by the continued absence of her
husband, who has not been heard of since
last Tuesday. The brother of the missing
man expresses the opinion that the busi
ness affairs of the firm have driven him
crazy, while bis friends say he has either
committed suicide or has absconded to
Europe or Canada or else is wandering
about the country In a demented condi
tion. Not a line of intelligence &as been
received from him by any one.
M. F. Dickinson, Jr., counsel fcr Brown,
Steese & Clarke, said that a petition in
insolvency would be, filed to-day volun
tary as far as Messrs. Steese and Clark
were concerned and involuntary in
Brown's case. The affairs of the firm
were in such a condition he considered
that was the only course to take. He had
ascertained that the firm's signature was
on the notes of the Riverside Company
for a certainty of $800,030. H-s had no
precise knowledge of wrong-doing on
Brown's part aud was ignorant of his
Dickinson went to Providence yester
day to recover $125,000 worth of wool sold
by Brown, Steese & Clarke to the River
side mill, but the return of th e goods was
refused and he entered suit to recover
A dispatch from Providence says: The
Massachusetts Loan and Trust Company
placed an attachment for $200,000 on the
Riverside mill yesterday. This makes
$312,000 of attachments on the property
here. Nothing is known of the where
abouts of Brown, the treasurer.
CAUSED ANOTHER FAILURE.
Boston. Aug. 10. George W. Hollis, of
the Hollis Dressed Beef & WoolJCompany,
made an assignment yesterday for the
benefit of his creditors to Judge Asa
French and N." E. Hollis. His embarrass
ment is c.imed by the failure of Brown,
Steese & Clark. It is stated at the
office of the Hollis company that
Mr. Hollis' embarassmeut will not
effect the company. The assign
ment cause? considerable surprise,
Mr. Hollis being considered quite well to
do. The assignees state that this action
has been taken because Mr. Hollis had
consigned a large amount of wool to
Brown, Steese & Clark, on which he hai
received no advances and he did not know
how much stock he would have to realize
on immediately in order to meut notes on
which he is liable.
The Disbursements at Topeks Over Seven
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 10. Hon. G. W.
Click, United States pension agent at To
peka, who will soon be succeeded by
Bernard Kelly, has jut submitted his an
nual report to the Commissioner of Pen
sions at Washington. The report is an
extended one and its preparation required
much careful clerical work. The fiscal
year closed June 33, 1889, and the report
covers the transactions up to and includ
Ing that date. The total disbursements
from the Topeka office were $7.223 808.43
The payments are classified as follows:
Invalids $4,881,048 7'
Widows 1.403,543 61
Minors 39J 819 73
Dependent relatives 816,03197
Survivors of the war of 1812 S.2'J6 47
Widows of the war of 1812 C7.443 2."
Survivors of the Mexie-an war 2 8.s8J 55
Widows of the Mexican war 73,."f35 00
Surgeons' fees 81,708 06
Total $7,231,858 48
The sum of disbursements lor that
period is over $250 003 smaller than it
would have be en, had the appropriation
not been exhausted toward the close of
the fiscal vear. It shows the different
monthly rates paid to widows, minors
and dependent relatives and the
number of pensions at each rate.
Twelve dollars per month was
paid to 50,093 of the above
class, $17 per month to 139. $20 per month
to HI, $100 to one and $1G(!.C6 to one.
There are 5,531 pensions in this class. The
different rates of invalid pensions aver
age from $1 to $100 per month. One
man gets $1 and but one gets $100,
though there are 29,812 pensions in
this class. Oae thousand nine hun
dred and seventy-nine are paid $2 per
month; 5 605. $4; 435. $0; 0,004, $S; 2,074,
$10; 2,574, $12; 1.182, $10; 942, $36, etc.
The total number of pensioners of all
classes was 3S.E70. Eighty-nine persons
failed to claim pensions due them. There
was paid as fees to attorneys $121,0 13. 75.
THE GRANT " MONUMENT.
Preparations For tbe Unvalllrisr at Leaven
worth September 1 4.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 10.-
The committee appointed by the Grant
Monument Assotiation to make the neces
sary arrangements for he unvailing of
the c-tatue September 14 is making elabor
ate preparations for the occasion, which
It is believed will bring together the
largest number of people ev-sr assembled
at any place in Kansa-.
Senator J. J. In gulls. Major William
Warner, George R. Peck and General C
W. Blair have agreed to ba present and
speak upon the life of the great soldier
and will be the orators of the day. It is
intended that each will present different
periods of the soldier's life.
Invitations are to be sent to distin
guished people, societies, Grand Army
posts and Confederate associations to ba
present at the nnvailing. TSie lime set for
tbe commencement of the exercises is two
o'clock in tbe afternoon. This Is done to
give the people a chance to arrive here
from distant points in the western and
southern parts of tfets State as well as of
Application for reduced fares lias been
made by the committee on railroads to the
Western Passenger Association, which is
to meet in Kansas City in a day or two
and a favorable answer ! expected. Both
Generals Merrltt and McCootc are working
to achieve but one end, and that is to make
the day a grand success. General Mer
ritt, the ex-officio president; of the asso
ciation, wdl give an account of tbe move
ment inaugurated for the erection of the
statue aud the progress made daring that
A Child's Frightful Fa to.
Wichita, Kan., Aug. 10. Was it at
tempted murder or an accident? is the
question agitating the parents of tbe
three-year-ol I daughter cf Joseph Hil
ton, who was horribly mangled on a
street car track and who is now dying
in agonv. No one noticed the infant
until the shriek was uttered
which told of acute suffering. When
the car was stopped and the little one
was picked up it was found that the
nfule's hoofs had battered tbe bead, pen
tratel the tender Osh, laying l are the
sfomach, and dislocated one hip joint.
Suspicions have been directed against a
fcnirteen-y our-o'.d boy who has been in
the habit of abusing tho c bill.
Her Condemnation Kxcltes Much Tnteret
in England Efforts in Her Itehall.
New York, Aug. 10. A cable dispatch
from London says: In addition to the
memorial to the Government in behalf of
Mr. Maybrick, which
has been signed bj
most of the barristers
and solicitors of the
Liverpool circuit, and
ihe petition wliicb
has been circulated
among the merchants
and brokers, Parlia
ment itself has taken
ip the cause of the
5seVt A number of mom
yWtt&oera of the House of
Commons have de-
v ) elded to mate a
MRS. maybrick. combined appeal to
the Home Office for her reprieve.
Their action is based not only on the
confusion in the medical testimony
taken, but also on the peculiar be
havior of the judge, which has ex
cited a ferment of indignation through
out the country. The foreman of
the Jury has been interviewed concerning
the verdict which be and his fellow jurors
so hastily brought in, and he has shown
himself by his answers to be possessed of
only a confused notion of the evidence
which had been presented in court. He
did not know that Sir Charles Russell had
offered in court to call witnesses who
would substantiate the statement of the
defendant and that the justice refused to
hear this important testimony. He ad
mitted that he would not be sorry if a re
prieve was granted, notwithstanding his
vote was in favor of the verdict of mur
der. The general impression left by the
interview is that the jurors allowed them
selves to be swayed and biased by the
grossly one-sided summing up of the
judge and that they gave a hasty verdict
without giving the case and the evidence
any personal consideration."
THE WAR IN HAYTI.
Hfppolyte'g Forces lloinbardinjr Fort-an-J'rince
A Small Army Making a Mig
New York, Aug. 10. Purser Squira, of
the steamer Alvo, of the Atlas line,
which arrived from Hayti last night, re
ports that the Alvo left St. Marc, Hayti,
July 26, and arrived at Port-au-Prince
the same day. When tho steamer came
to anchor the noise of Hippolyte's cannon
could be distinctly heard firing at tbe
town. The attacking force was at tbe
west of the place about t-o miles away.
With the aid of a powerful glass Purser
Squire and the officers distinctly saw Hip
polyte on the coast. The United States
man-of-war Ossipee lay in the harbor of
Port-au-Prince and near her was anchored
an English and a Spanish man-of-war. A
tug boat named tbe Panama, formerly be
longing in the United States and of about
120 tons burden, was there too. She car
ried a few heavy guns and was in Legi
time's service. During the afternoon of
July 20 the Panama was ordered around
to where she could attack Hippolyte's
bombarding party in the right flank. As
soon as the little tug got within firing
distance she began to blaze away. She
kept it un until darkness set in. The
battle by Hippolyte's force was kept up
all night. The Alvo left the next morn
ing. Hippolyte losses can be reckoned in
the hundreds. It is said the Gatling guns
used by Hippolyte played sad havoc with
the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. The
officers of the Ossipee said to the people
on the Alvo that theyftho Ossipee officers)
had become used to the con'tiuued firing
and did not mind it a bit.
Comirenel Natural Gas Itlows Out the
Head Cap With Fatal Itesults.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 10. By an ex
plosion of a natural gas well on the South
Side last night two persons were killed,
two fatally injured and a dozen or more
badly wounded. Booth & Flynn, con
tractors, had just completed laying a
thirty-inch gas main and were testing it
by moans of compressed air. When a
pressure of 175 pounds had been reached
the head cap on the end of the pipe blew
out, carrying with it a large amount of
timber and debris. A hundred or more
workmen from adjacent iron mills re
turning home had stopped to watch
the experiment, The debris was
hurled into the crowd as though a bomb
exploded. The killed were John Miller,
twenty-three years, single; John O'Con
nor, twenty-five years, single. Injured,
John Grenin, internally, cut about the
head, will die; Henry Reich, skull frac
tured, injured internally, can not recover;
William Greene, injurned internally and
cut about the head and body: James Hen
drick, St. Louis, both legs fractured, head
cut; John B. Raney, millwright, severely
hurt about the head and hurt internally.
Among those sustaining painful cuts and
bruises were James Duffy, Thomas Welch,
Frank Doyle. William Jones, Martin Gar
vey, John Schwalter and Severance Mu
The Supposed Tascott Arrest in Texas MaJ
Turn Out Jtitcht.
Chicago, Aug. 10. It is possible thai
the young man under arrest in Laredo
Tex., may really be Tascott. He answers
the description to a dot, and tells conflict
ing stories. He says he is A. O. Del
phine, of Concordia, Kan. V. H. S. Pep
pere'l, postrpistor at Concordia, tele
graphs, in reply to an inquiry, that
no such person as A. O. Delphine ever
lived there or received mail at the post
office there. A. J. Stone, son-in-law of
Mr. Snell, the murdered millionaire, last
evening said: "If the picture sent on
from Texas is Tascott'j, it can be identi
fied in ten minute3. I know Tascott
myself. There are scorts of peo
ple in this very neighborhood,
where he lived for years with
in a few doors of Mr. Snell's home
who knew him well." ''What do you
think of this Larpdo arrest, as far as the
information goe?" was asked. "1 think
it looks very hopeful. It is the best news
paper discovery that we have yet had, but
I have so often been deceived into hoping
too tar that I am inclined to go slew. The
description is good and tallies wl't. Tas
cott in every particular."
Indians Threaten a Massacre.
Nora, Minn., Aug. 10. The massacre cf
the inhabitants of Chief River Fnll, a
small village near Red Lake reservation,
is imminent. Hundreds of squatters
bad invaded tbe reservation, staked
out claims and prepared to stay. Tne
Indians. incensed, gathered around
Chief River Falls until now about two
hundred braves with war paint on are
there. They have been drinking end
carousing and threaten to make a raid
upon squatters and slaughter them if thej
do not remove at once. Inhabitant of
the village have petitioned the Goven.or
to send troops to protect them and to re
move the cause of the trouble. Tho Li
diaus are in an ugly mood.
V . v J
Farmers and Fairs.
Agricultural fairs p.re intended to be
object lessons for farmers. The popu
lar idea that a fair ia a folic, is a
false one. Whilst the occasion fur
nishes a fine opportunity for needed
recreation and entertainment, the main
purposo is educational. This is about
the only way farmers can make a com
parison of methods and results, and
determine the best means for success.
It is sometimes objected, that Jarm
ers spend their money foolishly attending-
fairs, instead of patting it in im
provements upon the farm. It would
be of equal force to say that the young
physician expends his money unwise
ly in attending1 medical lectures, rather
than filling his shop with medicines,
must first learn the us of remedies,
otherwise, he may invest in such as
will be hurtful to his business. The
farmer invests in fairs as a large part
of his education, that ho may properly
and profitably lit himself for the du
ties of the succeeding year.
An investment in fairs is, therefore,
an investment for the farm. A farmer
may be satisfied with the character of
his field seed, until he sees the same
products much better developed by
some other farmer. lie may bo satisfied
with his scrub stock, and believe them
to be equal to the best, until he sees
the possibilities from improved breeds.
His hogs, to weigh two hundred and
fifty pounds, must be from eighteen
mouths to two years old. At the fair
he sees hogs of ten months weighing
three hundred. His sheep yield him
an average fleece of five pounds. He
sees at the fair sheep that will shear
fifteen. His cow gives him about two
and a half gallons of milk per day.
He sees at the fair cows that will give
eight gallons. And so on through
out the entire rounds of stock,
poultry and products, he finds
every thing far exceling what ho
has on his farm, and what he
had heretofore supposed to be possi
ble. His methods are improved by an
inspection of labor-saving machines
and implements. He finds, by the use
of jnachines he sees on exhibition, that
he can greatly reduce his expenses for
labor, and at the same time increase his
Fairs make the occasion for the as
sembling of numbers of farmers, and
each man has not only the benefit of
tho exhibits before him, but the better
advantage of intelligent discussion and
The best means for rapid advance
ment is to bring the people in personal
contact with facts rather than ideas,
and results rathe? than arguments.
Seeing i3 believing, and believing
makes tho basis of action.
For some years past I have watched,
with a great deal of interest, tho bene
fits of agricultural fairs. I hardly
think we can have too many. They
need not bo expensive in their ar
rangements; indeed, I do not think
they ought to be, but it would greatly
aid general agriculture if we had one
in every county in the State. It brings
the farmers together by comparison;
it measures a man in his success be
fore the public, and it stimulates him
to his best endeavor and his best re
sults. Let such a condition of things
affect every farmer in the country,
and tho advance and improvement will
be greater than can bo obtained
through any other means.
Some plan of organization should be
adopted to identify every farmer with
the exhibit, and have him put out a
sample, at least, of every crop he
raises good, bad and indifferent.
There is too little inspection of
farm methods and farm results.
If every member of a club or (Irango
or an Alliance is required to bring out
to public exhibition an average sample
of his crops, many who are now indif
ferent to results, could not endure tho
mortification of being the least in the
County fairs can bo mado more
profitable by inviting the co-operation
of several counties adjacent, and nx
ing dates so .as to allow attendance
upon each. Such a course will get
up a community competition that will
bo more extended, and, therefore, more
The money invested in any county
for the purpose of a well-conducted
county fair will pay cash dividends in
the improvement of agriculture and
tho general advancement of the peo
ple. All the expenses necessary can
be easily met in the small admission
Competition begun in the county
and then extended to adjacent
counties and finally to tho State,
as between different sections of
the State, by transferring exhibits
to the different expositions and to
the State Fair, would increase our yield,
improve our methods, advertise our
products, induce good settlers, and en
hance the taxable products many mill
ions of dollars. In such enterprises
we need large public spirit. Our peo
ple are greatly lacking in interest for
the public good, forgetful of the fact
that every man who advances the pub
lic good advances, in a measure, his
own interest. We are too much in
inclined to live at home and work ex
clusively for ourselves. These inter
ests I have been discussing are. there
fore, left to tbe few who virtually wear
out with fruitless Labor for others,
without the co-operation of those whom
they fseok to benefit.
Let us try the effect of competition
and contrast in county lairs ft com
mendable rivalry ia thcr increase and
character of our products and our farm
block,' and wLilo wo holy cursclvw,
help others to better methods and bet
ter results. W. J. Northon, ia South
The spasmodic organization of fann
ers in the South naturally leads to ef
forts to better their trade conditions.
Ferhaps a large majority of persons
joining the organizations of Wheels,
Alliances.etc do so to escape from tho
present system of obtaining supplies
for carrying on their farms or for
'Ihe Grange followed this course with
varying success generally their plans
unsatisfactory though. Tho more ro
cont movement among farmers has now
taken up this subject and quite a num
ber of stores are being operated.
The following plan is being adopted:
1. Let as many alliances as aro con
veniently located for acting together
combine to raise a capital stock of
$1,000 to $ 2,000.
2. Let every membor take some
share of stock, though it bo but $1.
But allow no ono member to take so
much as would be a controling share
of the whole stock.
3. When a sufficient capital has been
subscribed let the Alliances concerned,
or their delegates, get together and
select from among their best and most
level-headed men a board of managers
or directors, consisting of not loss than
one man from each Alliance repre
4. Let the whole general manage
ment of the store bo delegated to this
board of managers, who shall at all
times have access to the books and pa
pers, maintain a constant guardian
ship over the store, employ a clerk
and be tho accountablo agents of
the concern. They shall elect a
chairman who shall have power
at any time to call a meeting of board
of Alliances represented. They shaJl
purchase goods, make such contracts
as a majority of tho board may ap
prove, and attend to the whole busi
ness management of the store, or they
may delegate theso powers, or any of
them, to their clerk, or any responsible
member of the Alliance.
5. Let none but Alliance men have
any connection with tho store, or bo
employed in any way therein.
6. Let all the trustees, clerks and
others before entering upon tho dis
charge of their duties, subscribe to
before tho business . agent of tho
county, or other responsible party,
the following pledge: I do hereby
solemnly pledgo and declare it to bo
my honest intention to discharge tho
duties of trustee or clerk in this store
to tho best of my ability in an upright
and impartial manner, and with tin eye
solely to the interest of my employers
and good of tho Allianco cause. So
help me God.
7. Let every thing be conducted on
a strictly cash basis. Buy for cash and
sell for cash. Make no bills either
8. Let the capital stock bo divided
into shares of $10 cash, and each sharo
into halves, quarters and tenths, and
let each whole sharo bo entitled to ono
vote, and each fractional sharo to its
9. Lot no member infringo upon his
ca pital Btock, but let him, at his option,
sell or otherwise dispose of the same
in any way not detrimental to tho Alli
10. Let none but necessary farmers'
supplies bo kept in the store. Eschow
11. Let tho percentage of ndvanco
on cost of goods bo as low as may be
consistent with a safo financial basts,
say ten per cent, on cost of goods at tho
counter. Tho object is not to mako
money, but to snve money.
12. Let tho storo bo as conveniently
located to all tho Alliances concerned
directly therein as may bo practicable
If possible, let tho Allianco own their
own store-house." Farmers' Homo
HERE AND THERE.
To clean a garden from purslane
requires constant watchfulness, remov
ing every piece largo enough to ripen
seeds, in baskets, until frost stops its
The fall is the time when tho sheep
are coupled, and tho breeding rams
should be procured now, as they will
bo in greater demand and bring higher
prices later on.-
Manure tho chrysanthemums, and
work it around the plants into tho soil.
ft will soon bo time for them to flower.
Dahlias should bo in full bloom if tho
soil is rich.
Prof. Ileal has arrived at tho con
clusion that chopped straw makes tho
best mulch for strawberries and other
plants. Corn-stalks in two-inch lengths
serve a good purpose.
Leaky roofs in summer do damage
as well as in winter. It is Important
that the crops stored in the barn bo
kept absolutely dry. A single leak
will cause enough damage to pay for a
When a horso with a heavy load
stops to rest do not start him again
until he has had plenty of time to re
cover his strength. Some horses will
fchow an inclination to proceed ufter
they have thoroughly rested.
There will be no crop of onions if
the ground is not rich and well pre
pared. After tho beds begin to start
they will not thrive if grass or weed
grow amongthem. They must be clear
of all obstacles.
It costs no more. Bays tho Mary
land Farmer, to rais's and harvest S00
bushels of Swedish turnips than it does
for 1.W bushel- of potatoes, nod there
is more fun in it. Only l-arn how,
and do away with the feeling that it is
-gardening" and requires particular
skill, and then go ahead.