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VOL. XXV. NO. 3.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER G, 1889.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
The city of Boston has boon selected as
the place for holding tho next G. A. It.
Tnic Swiss Government has decided tc
prosecute tho authors of the recout An
archist pronunciamen to.
Gkkat dnniago has beeu dono at Da
kayama, Japan, by a disastrous storm of
wind and ruia which lately flooded the
M its. Hor.EitT It. Hamilton, who fatally
stabbed Iter nurse girl at Atlantic City,
N. J., is held without bail awaiting tho
result of the girl's injuries.
The Maryland republican State Cen
tral committee, on tho 2Sth, appointed
October 1 for the holding of tho Statu
convention at Westminster.
TuorsAvns of tailors in Loudon who
have been victims of the sweatier system
are reheling against it and organizing a
strike for payment at first hands.
Tnr. drivers of iho Iondon ranil-carts
made a demand on the post-office au
thorities in a body, on the 27th, for an
inereave of jay, which was promptly
Oxr. tiiu'Rand tous ot mutton rotted on
fdiips lying at the docks in London in
consequence of the dock-laborers' strike,
it being impossible to procure men to
IlKrnmsnNTATiVK Owkv, who was nt
Deer Park on the ilo'.h, reports tho Presi
dent as saying that there will be an extra
session of Congress called to n.eet on the
SOlh of October.
Tub Vienna police have unearthed a
secret Socialist society extending all over
the province of (lalieia, with members
among wealthy citizens iu a largo num
ber of the principal towns.
(Jentkal Boilanokii will stand for
elect iou to tho Freuch Chamber of Depu
ties in Moutemarte. Amonj the Bou
langist caudi'Vites who will stand for
election is General Thiebaudt.
M. Blowitz, Paris correspondent of
the London Times, telegraphs to his
paper that ho is confident (Itinera! Dou-
lnnger will return to Frano before the
elections which take plaeo ne.xt month.
(lENEKAL RlTSSKLL A. ALliEU, of Mich
igan, was chosen CotuuiauiVsr-in-Chiof
of the Grand Army of the Republic for
tine ensuing year at the National en
campment in Milwaukee, Wis., on the
The Department of State, was, on tho
USth, advised by a telegram from the
Consul of tho United States at Colon that
the steamer Adirondack had left that
port for the United States with yellow fe
ver on board.
The State Department was informed, on
the !th, that tho Government of Para
guay had accepted the invitation of the
United States to attend the International
Congress, and that a delegate would soon
Skvou I'acheco lias a'aiu accepted the
portfolio of Minister of Finance of the
Argentine Republic, and Seimr Zebalios
has become Miuistor of Foreign Affairs,
vice Dr. Costa, who has been transferred
to the Ministry of the Interior.
Mil. Wasiiruunk, the American Minis
ter to Switzerland, lias formally protested
to tho Swiss Government agaiust tho
wrongful arrest of four Araericau tour
ists nt Heme recently. Heavy damages
are claimed by tho injured parties.
Tiie II. C. Frick (Joke Company of
Pittsburgh, I'a., has purchased tho entire
plants and interests of tho J. M. Schoon
lnaker Coke Company, comprising 1,00(1
ovens, together with a large acreage of
coal lauds. The prieo paid is not stated.
The steamer City of New York, which
left New York for Liverpool, on the 21st,
passim: Sandy Hook nt G:."' p. in., passed
Urow Head, Ireland, at S : 1 0 p. m. on the
27th. Allowing for difference of time, the
passage w as made iu six days and five
Titrc nsw naval vessel Baltimore was
examined, on the 27th, by a board of en
gineers and other naval experts, who ex
pressed satisfaction at her construction,
nnil it was announced that she would
probably be ready for an official trial trip
by September 0.
II. Y. Wahnkii, the head of tho large
proprietary medicine establishment iu
Rochester, N. Y., has agreed to sell tho
business to a British syndicate for 1,
OOo.iitM. Tho guaruutcn money has been
put up. Mr. Warner will remain at the
head of the establishment.
Ovf.ii three thousand negroes havo re
moved from the Carolina to Arkansas,
and are to bo followed by eight thousand
more negroes and four l'uudred white
families. Tho exodus is being arranged
by Passenger Agent Williams, of the
Memphis & Cnarlestoii railroad.
Minims Enoinkeh A. P. Mekm ventured
iilone into the submerged miuo of tho
Cou soiidated Coal Company, thirteen
miles from Cumberland, Mil, where all
others refused to enter, on the oOth, and
rescued and brought safely out of their
living tomb forty-four imprisoned miners
and a boy.
EMi'Kiieii William in mi interview, ou
the -'.Hh, with a member of the Provincial
Council said that existing laws for the
protection of laborers in Prussia were
deplorably insnflcient to protect them
ngainst the piordiuat greed of their em
ployers, lteform, ho said, was highly
The first bale of cotton of the season,
forwarded b New Yoi k City by the
Farmers' Alliance of Jacksonville, Fla.,
was sold tit auction, on the 20th, in front
of tho Cotton Exchange. Messrs. Will
iam S. black it Co. purchased it at ten
and a quarter rents a poand. The cotton
Is of iufei ior quality.
The official trial of the pneumatic dyna
mite gnus of the cruiser Vesuvius, which
was to take place ou the "7th. did not come
off, owing to the discovery of a defective
auxiliary valve, which will necessitate a
delay of probably two weeks until it can
bo sent to the New EuglauJ firm which
constructed it fr repairs.
The manifesto issued by the London
6trikers' committee, on the ;toth, is signed
bv all the labor oruauisatious or that
ai'ii. iiM-lndinn the stevedores', Sailors'
nmi F.rcmeu's unions, numbering six
thousand meu. The necessiou of these
union is most important. If the dock
companies refuse to accede to the terim
demauded, ffrava coint
T.ntr village of Kheinzorek, on the Rus-
.i,.n frontier, win Mailed by a terrild
niiake. on the '.MUi, which destroyed
tho larger part of th town. Croat fis
sures opened ill tho earth, ami in many
eases the villagers were swallowed up by
dozens, bo far people are kuowu to
L.ive lvu Lrviea alive U taw way.
THE 1TEV73 Iff BEIEP.
PERSONAL. AND GENERAf-
The Union Cornet Baud of Winchester,
Va., making a Northern tour, arrived at
Lynn, Mass., from Boston, on tho 27th,
and were entertained by G. A. It. Post
No. ft, of Lynn, and other military organ
izations, and formally received by the
The cholera, which has been making
fearful havoc in Bagdad, Asiatic Turkey,
has spread to other poiuts in Mesopo
tamia, notwithstanding the precautious
which were taken to cut off all communi
cation with that city, and is now ravag
ing the entire province.
Mrs. Leonida. Bcrli.v has brought suit
aeaiust the Sharon estate to recover
iK27,(M7, which she claims her husband
paid to settle the debts of W. C. Rilston.
Thk school directors of the Couemaugh
Valley havo issued an appaal for help to
rebuild tho school bouses washed away
iu the Johustowu flood.
Lloyd Heislkr, aged sixteen, was in
stantly killed by a heavy steam boiler
which he was assisting to load on a rail
road car at Bellefonte, Pa., ou tho 27th.
Tho hoistinar-rope broke, allowing tho
boiler to roll bacx upou him, crushing
his head in a horrible manner.
Buffalo Bill gave a breakfast to a
number of distinguished Americans in
I'aris on the 27th.
King Leopold of Belgium has been al
most bankrupted by his expenditures iu
tho Cou;o State.
Fire early ou the morning of tho 27th,
which originated in Cliff's hardware
store in Spring Lake, Midi., destroyed
nine storo buildings and three barns.
Loss about if-lO.O.H), with S-18,00.) ,jnsuranc.
Half a ton of powder, stored iu the hard
ware store, exploded shortly after tho
President Shaw of tho Hocking Val
ley railroad refused, on tho 27th, to re
sign, as requested to do by tho stock
holders. The explosion of a boiler in the nail
factory at Towanda, Pa., on tho 27th,
partially wrecked th building aud in
stantly killed five of tho employes aud
fatally injured two others. About a
dozen more recoived slight injurios.
A rumor prevailed iu Loudon, on tho
28th, that tho dock companies had con
ceded t lie demands of their employes.
At a fully attended m -eting iu "Boston
of the creditors of Brown, Steeso &
Clark, ou the 27th, the following commit
tee was appointed to select assignees
aud report at a future meeting: E. Ij.
Tead, president of the National Exchange
Bank; Charles E. Morrison, of tho
Faueuil Hall National Bank, and Jesse
Metcalf, of Providence.
Thk date for the general election in
France has been fixed by a decree signed
by President Carnot for Septeuibjr 22.
Another raid was made on alleged
gambling houses iu Saratoga, N. Y., ou
the 28th. The Saratoga Club House was
among the places visited by the police.
Not so much as a poker check was found
at. any of tho half-dozen places visited.
The Mussulmaus iu Crete are threaten-
iug to attack the Consulate and cathe
drals where Christians have takeu refuge
against their aggressions. Outrages
continue to occur.
Burglars entered the post-offlca at
Delano station, on tho Butler branch of
tho West Pennsylvania road, on tho
night of the 2th.and broke open the safe.
securing $3,."0J in money aud stamp i.
Mrs. E. 1. Bennett and her sister,
Mrs. Dodson, of Wauwatosa, Wis., were
killed at a crossing while riding in a bug
gy In Milwaukee ou the 2Sth.
Amo.no the passengers of the City of
Paris, which arrived in New York from
Liverpool, ou the 28th, were Mr. ltilssell
B. Harrison, Andrew Carnegie and John
After a consultation with the judges
of the New York Court of Common Pleas,
it was decided, on the 28ih, to lay tho no
torious Flack divorce case before the
Krand jury. The original papers havo been
.lent to the Bar Association.
At the B mlangist mjjii ig in Paris, on
the evening of the 27th, tho police arrest
ed M. Thiesse, a Boulaugist member of
tho Chamber of Deputies, for interfering
with the performance of their duties.
Dennis A. Kkllehkii, tho defaulting
confidential clerk of Captain Beck, o'
Philadelphia, was, on th? "sth, commit tad
to prison in default of l'J.OOJ bail. Kil
leher, who is charged with swindling his
employer out of $8,0J0, was captured in
Thk block bounded by Twelfth an 1
Thirteenth. Webster aud Harrison streets
irvOaklaud, Cal., was burue 1 ou tli 2S;h.
The Dietz Opera-Honso caught lire, bat
was saved; loss about !0,OM).
SfMSKK Vine, director of the Imperial
Institution of England, arrived in Wash
ington On the 2fhh. llo is on an exten
sive tour of investigation among muse
ums and other institutions in the various
parts of the world. Prof. Laugley and
Prof. Gorde will extend every facility to
him for examining the Smithsouiavi In
stitute and the National Museum.
The safe in tho post-office at Cornwall -on-the-Hudson
was blown opei, on the
night of the 2X!h, and robbed of wonh
of money and stamp.
The State Department was informa l,
on tho 2:);h, that Nathaniel Emmons, au
Americau citiz.m. had died in Cliwi.
A meeting iu connection, with the de
parture of a party of missiouaries undr
tho auspices of the Uaitariau B ard was
leld in Boston on the 2;bh. O' tiio num
ber sent away six sailed for Turkey aud
India and eleven for China or J ip an.
Colon kl Tii ompson, secretary of tho
Mutual Life Insurance Company, was in
Montreal, Can., on th i 2:th, trying to
trace the movements of Manager Moore,
of Iudiauapolis, Iud., who absconded
several months ago with i"'''V0 K) of the
company's funds. II; fouud evidence of
Moore's having been there iu February.
TnE explosion of a g isoline stove iu tho
back room of a hardware storo at Weep
ing Water, Nob., caused the destruction
of property, on the 2! h, valued at .s:i'1,00).
James M. Newbxker, of Satartia,
Miss., was assassinated, on the ni 'ht of
the 2th, about nine o'clock, as ho was
enteriug his house. He was riddled with
bullets. He was a prominent politician
aud a candidate for the Legislative nom
ination at the last county convention.
An attempt was made about a year ago
to assassinate him.
The Secretary of War has authorized
an expenditure of V .0 u") for tho c instruc
tion of two double uarracki at Fort
Emperor William has c inferred upon
Prince George of Wales th i order of th j
Black Eagle of tho first class.
The carpenters of Birmingham, Ala.,
struck at a good t;m more than two
thousand buildiugs being now iu course
of erection under contract in that city.
Tub first B-epublican caucus was held iu
South llikotsou tb S'Mli, s-'.ol K.ar was
elected chairman and K. V. CvklJ6li. vf
' Sioux Tails, secretary,
The Embreeville Iron-Works and 43,
000 acres of timber and mineral laud
situated near Jonesboro, Tenn., have
been sold to Englishmen for $d0), 001. .The
furnace has beeu out Of blast since 1873.
Wm. J. Fry, a young man who was sent
to the Alljgbeny County (Pa.) jail for
druilkruntss, was found dead iu his cell
on the morning of the SOLh. Just ovt
tho heart were several holes male with
a lead pencil which was found, broken
and bloody, in his pocket.
Thk German powder factories are all
at work night and day turning oat tho
ue.v smokeless powder for tho army.
They are also crowded with orders for
tho Austrian and Italian governments,
both of which hava adopted the smoke
By the late storms in the district of
Wakayama, Japan, ton-thousand people
perished and twenty - thousand were
rendered homeless. The loss of prop
erty was e normous.
Intense excitement prevails amongst
the Americans residing in Shanghai,
China, iu consequence of news recsived
from Pekia that prominent Chinese of
ficials have petitioned the government
for the expulsion of all Americans from
the country. It is reported that Prince
Chua, the father of the Emperor, is ad
vocating the expulsion of Americans.
A collision occurred, on tho night of
the 19th, on the Central Vermont road near
Middlehury, between a passenger and a
live-stock train. Several persons were
A mob of about .003 men visited tho
Fayettviile (S. C.) jail, on tho night of
the 2'.Kh, and after shooting Johu Turner,
the negro who murdered Chas. Walker
at Rush Run, July 4, took him out aud
Lewis Bros & Co., of New York and
Philadelphia, on the 3Jtb, offered their
creditors 02 'i cents ou the dollar, aud
asked that they be giveu eighteen months
in which to make ttie settlement.
Tub striko of cigar-makers in El Mo
delo factory, Jacksonville, Fla., ended, on
the JlOlh, the men agreeing to return to
work aud submit the question of the
method of payment to arbitration.
The social democratic societies of
Switzerland are holding meetings daily
in all tho cities aud demanding ot the
government that its action in creatiug
the office of public prosecutor be submit
ted to a vote of t ae people. It is not un
likely that tho Federal Council will bo
compeled to yie d to this pressura.
Jos. H. Kkall, of New York, the au
thor of tho Oleomargarine law which
consumed so much of tho timo of the
Forty-ninth Congress, went to Doer
Park, on tho 30th, to urge tho President to
call an extra session of Congress to con
sider the World's Fair questiou.
Edward Spencer, who was shot by his
step-father, Scott Staudiford, at Van
Bibber's station, Md., because he refused
to bring the latler a drink of water, died,
on the 30th, and Standiford was re-ar-
ested aud placed in the Harford Couuty
jail ou tho charge of murder. Spencer
was twenty years of ago.
People: from all over Northern Vir
ginia flocked to Maunasses on the 30th, tc
participate iuthe dedication of the monu
ment to tho memory of the Confederate
dead. The orator of the occasion was
Seuator John W. Daniel.
Port Huron, Mich., is surrounded by
forest fires aud considerable damage has
beeu done, with -promise of still more
disastrous results if the drought which
has lasted two months should continue.
The steamship Columbia, of the Hamburg-American
liiif, which arrived at
New York, on the 3Kh, broko the record
from The Needles to Sandy Hook. Time,
0 days, 18 hours and 2 ) minutes.
The peace convention closed its throe
days' session at New London, Conn., on
tho 30th. A message was sent to tho G.
A. R. at Milwaukee conveying congratu
lations. It was resolved to build a peace
temple in which the principles of arbi
tration shall be taucrht.
Mrs. W. E. Christian, nen Julia Jack
sou, only chill of Stonewall Jackson,
d'.ed at Charlotte. N. C, on the 3)th, aftei
two weeks' illness of typhoid fever.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Jim Dyer, one of the most notorious des
perados in the Indian Territory, was shot
and mortally wounded on the 1st.
At Jacksonville, Ala., there was a unique
reunion on the 1st. The colored men who
served in the Confederate army in various
capacities as teamsters, cooks, etc., had a
A prairie fire ten mil?s wide is sweep
ing the Minnesota bottom lands, and the
town of Big Stone City is threatened
Hundreds of farmers have lost all their
liny ami stock, and the fire is beyond con
While sitting in his houso on the 1st J,
A. Woodall, a business man of Birming
ham, Ala., was struck by lightning aud
On the 31st two sleepers containing a
large party of Georgia farmers nnd editors,
left Atlanta, Un., for a two weeks' tour
through Ohio and Northwest. The route
will be so timed that the party will visit a
number of agricultural fairs in Ohio.
While a well was being dng near Rom1?,
Ga., and when the workmen bad dug to a
depth of twenty-five feet, to their con
sternation the bottom of the well suddenly
fell out, dropping them teu feet and lodg
ing them in a cave.
AT. B Grainger, one of the oldest and
wealthiest citizens of Ixmisville, died on
the.'l'th. Hi was eighty-two years old,
and p -rat-d one of the largest foundries
in the South, siuce ls:!2 up to a few mouths
Ixicis A. NoiiTn, formerly a representa
tive of Tufts & Co., Boston, recently in
duced C. W. I'retou, of Galveston, Texas,
to indorse a draft drawn by North on Tufts
Co. for .V. The draft was repudiated
bv Tnfts it Co.. who say North is now
operating thus iu Tennessee.
Two men were killed and sven others
injtii'ed at the Homestead Steel Works at
Homestead, Pa., on the Suth by the boiling
over of a lad!e containing ten tons of mol
ten steel. Three of the injured will die.
Thk United States Trensurer on the 31st
maiied 7,0.13 check". ngsxegHtittf: Sl,2"!.724.
72, in pavment of the interest due Septem
ber 1, on United Ststes repistered 41-2 per
cent, bonds of the funded losn of 1801.
There is trouble at New River, W. Va.,
on account of a w hite man shooting a ne
cr -. The hardware stores in the city 1-ave
sold fill their iueliester rifles, and nior?
nre o-dercd from other cities. It is feared
that there will be an outbreak on the part
of t he iie; roe-.
I r is estimated at tho Treasury Depart
me it t..ar, ow ing to large pension pay
tii'iits nearly i IVO'V ' ' coming ou top of
other larjrra payments in July, the dle
increased about $lJ0l,O0Q during the
notitu of August,
A BRAVE MAN'S DEED.
A Half Hundred Miner Rescued Front
Doaitljr reril by the "intrepid Action ol
A. 1. lirein, Miiilna Knfiiifr i t Mi
Alleslipny Mine, Xcnr CninbrUnl, Mil.
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 31. P.jrty-fiva
meu were at work iu the Allegheny mine,
thirteen miles from Cumberland, bsloag
ing to the Consolidated Coal Conrtyiy,
yesterday morning, when the wall be
tween it and the worked-out Boston, or
Etna mine, gave way f rem pressure of
water in the old mine. It JSowed steadily
in a stroug stream over rour reel; la
depth, and. there were grave fears for
the men iuside. Hours passed before any
relief could be obtaiued by the imprison
ed men, and outside the deep concera of
wives, children and loving friends was
depicted on every countenance.
Finally, tho water had subsided to a
depth that would allow entrance to the
mine, and A. P. Meem, the mining engin
eer of the company, starto 1 in alone in
search of tho imprisoned men, none of
the outsiders being willing to venture.
After wading through the water against
a strong current up to his armpits and
over an irregular bed, fifteen hundred
feet, he came to a group of forty-three
men, who toll him of a man and fi boy
being in a distant room. No one would
go to their relief. He started on anew
and, finding the two, placed the boy on
his shoulders and bidding the man to fol
low turned back and joiued the group.
The men seemed terrified aud without
judgment. They declined to go forward
until after much persuasion, aud theu
ouly after Meem had taken the lead with
tho child oa his shoulders. Fortunataly
all escaoed. Tho water was an accumu
lation of years and is still flowing at. con
siderable depth, though with less force.
The loss to the coal company is said to
be heavy, the full extent will not be as
certained until the water has entirely
subsided. Meem's courage in enlrinjr
the mine, his bravo spirit and the hope
and encouragement he gave the entomb
ed miners wheu he met them may be
justly considered their salvation. He is
certainly the beneficiary to many o, lov
ing heart in homes that would be grief -stricken,
where widows' tears arid or
phans' cries would prevail in place of
joyful aud thankful hearts.
CHINA LOOMING UP.
The Viceroy of Canton ISecoinlnqr Im
bued witli Ideas that Will ICedoutul to
the Matoriul Prosperity of th Kmpire
and Astonish the World.
Washington, Aug. 31. Charles Denby,
United States Minister to China, writes
from Peking under date of Miy '20: "I
have the honor to inclose the imperial
decree commenting on the late proposal
of the Viceroy of Canton to develop the
iron industry in the two Kuang. In
order to foster this important industry
he has abolished tho inland duties ou
iron and the prohibition against its ex
port. He now proposes to investijate by
a commission tho subject of abolishing
the heavy duty now levied on furnaces.
Such a plan, put into force for three
years, would not involve a large diminu
tion of tho revenue, but would greatly
benefit the iron producers by doing away
with illegal fees. Hi proposes also the
creation of a joint-stock company to
work the foundries with foreign machin
ery. It would seem that the mind of this
distinguished man, Chang Chi Tung, had
undergone a change. He now, while still
materially seeking to retain for his
own people the benefits of industrial en
terprises, favors the extensive usa of for
eign methods in building railroads and
establishing electric lights and foun
dries. I do not doubt that tho next pro
cess in his mental development, will
lead him to the only correct coaclusion,
that is to say, that foreign talsnt and
honesty and will-power are indispensa
ble to the successful introduction, of for
eign improvements. I have long advo
cated the idea that the successful work of
Sir Pobert Hart, Inspector-Gaaeral of
Imperial Customs, furnishes the model
for future enterprises in Ctiim. AVdren
China puts at the head of her railroad
system a distinguished foreirner. and
wheu she does this also in a department
of banking, a magnificent im i.'cva uent
will be inaugurated which, in ic results,
will astonish the world.
FIVE NURSES INJURED.
Accident to an Klevator In the Plil'a lel
plil Lrins-In Charity.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 31. Two
strands of the cable attached to tho ele
vator at the Philadelphia Lyiug-in Chari
ty, Eleventh aud Cherry streets, broke
yesterday and the car fell from the third
floor to the basement. The elevator boy
and five nurses who were in the car were
all more or less injured, as follows:
Head Nurse Miss Alice Millspangii, slight
contusion of ankle; Nurse Buttle, fract
ure of ankle-joint; Nurse Chaudy, spin
al coutusion and shock; Nurse Wilkin
son, compound fracture of ankle-joiut;
Nurse McDonald, fracture of ankle-joint.
Frank Atkinson, the elovator boy, had
his knee sprained. Miss Wilkinson's
condition is said to be dangerous.
The nurses were going down to the
basemeut for dinner. The fall of the
elevator shook the building, and the
screams of the injured women quickly
brought assistance. The car was com
pletely wrecked, and it is considered re
markable that no one was killed.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
A Train-Load of Cincinnati Kietirslon
its Saved by a Chance,
CoLfMBUS, O., Aug. 31. The Cincin
nati excursionists to Pittsburgh oa the
Midland railroad, came near meeting
with a disastrous accident yesterday
morning. The train runs exceedingly
fast, and when about thirteen miles from
Columbus, the engine struck two rail
road ties and a stone which had been
placed on the track by some dastard.
The engine was derailed and the train
ran fully one-sixth of a mile with the air
brakes on anil the lever reversed. Fort
unately the wheels of the front pirt of
the engine went on the out jide of the
rails, aud the wheels on the rear ou the
inside. This prevented overturning and
rolling down a high embankment and
making a terrible accident.
Melville Garlitz 11 tniced for i,v Ife-Sf order
at 1'iimhnrtiftiid, Md.
Cumberland, Md., Aug. oO. Melville
Garlitx was bauged here this morning for
the murder of bis wife. Ha showed no
signs of faar on the scaffold and died
without extraordiuary struggling.
Garlitz made a statement last night as
follows: "I desire to express my grati
fied appreciation of the kind treatment
of the fcheriff and his family to me while
in jail; also tho constant nod consider
ate attention of the guards. .1 would hivo
liked to have si;ea my little daughter be
fore I di-Ml, aud to be buriej beside my
wife, bntrry father-in-law refused both
request. I dio without any malice in mj
iie irt toward any person.''
Two Children Poisoned.
Bessie Wood, aged eight years, - and
Mamie Parker, aged three years, while
playing at Nashville, Tenn., swallowed
pills containing arsenic aud strychnine.
Each took seven of the pills and soon be-
camo very nick. Mamie Parker died, but
Bessie Wood will recover. The former
was the daughter of Charles Parker. The
latter is the child of B. G. Wood.
Mormon Elders Whipped.
Three Mormon elders, uamed EugeL
Taylor and Laird, wore whipped by "reg
ulators" in Marion County, Ala. The
elders had refused to leave the couuty
when notified to do so, and then were vis
ited by a party of masked men, who hung
them to trees by their thumbs aud pun
ished them severely.
A l?iir Contract.
The firm of McDonald, Shea & Co.,
composed of Memphis and Knoxville
(Tenn.) parties, has received the contract
for the completion of the entire unfin
ished part of the Charleston, Cincinnati
& Chicago road, between Marion, N. C,
and Minneapolis, Va. The estimated
cost of the work is over 2,000,000.
War to the Death.
There is a factional war to the death in
Harlem Couuty, Ky., in which a half
doaen men have been killed, aud prepar
ations made for the murder others.
JJudue Fulliam Cioes to Prison.
Judge A. M. Pulliam, who was convict
ed at Brandenburg, Ky., of tho killing of
James Miller, and sentenced to fifteeu
years in the penitentiary, has been taken
No Place for Mormon Klders.
The Mormon disturbances have arisen
again in Wilson County, Tenn. Deputy
Marshal Ballon, who has just returned to
Nashville from that county, says that re
cently a small party of masked men went
to the houses of several Mormons and
notified them that if they in any way har
bored another Mormon elder they would
be summarily dealt with.
Only a Hoax
There is no truth in the press telegram
sent out from Birmingham, Ala., about
two negroes being seen hanging to limbs
a few miles from Meridian, Miss., and
supposed to be the two negro editors of
the Selma (Ala.) Independent. Bryant,
one of .the editors, was in Meridan, and
an attempt was made to arrest him, bu"
A Mississippi Assassination.
James M. Newbaker was assassinated
at Satartia, Miss., being riddled with bul
lets as he was entering his own house.
Newbaker was a prominent politician,
and a candidate for the State Legislature
before the last Yazoo County nominating
convention. About a year ago an attempt
was made to assassiuato him.
A North Carolina Elopement.
A romantic elopement took place at
Greensboro (N. C.) Female College a few
days ago. Ed Heilig, of Mount Pleasant,
N. C, was a suitor for the band of Miss
Mattie Kindley.of the sameplace.aud ob
jections seemed to have been iuterpised
by the t young lady's parents, who dis
patched theirldaughter off to.the boarding
school, hoping to break off the attach
ment. Young Heilig went to Greensboro,
procured a laddar, mounted to the girl's
window, and in the darkness of the night
carried her off and took her to Salisbury,
svhere they were married.
M ssisaippI Farmers' Alliance.
The Mississippi Farmers' Alliance met
at Jackson, Dr. K. X. Love, president,
presiding. The alliance remaiued in
session about three' days, and inany
matters of importance to farmers were
discussed, chief emong which was the
bogging question aud the establishment
of a bagging factory at Jackson. Near
ly ever county in tho State was repre
A College Ordered Cloed.
Wm. McCloskey, Uoman Catholic Bish
od of the Louisville (Ky.) diocese, has
ordered the closing of St. Joseph's Col
lege at Bardstown, Ky. Tne reason is
that a faculty such as desired could uot be
made up for the ensuiug year. Rev. C. J.
0'Conm;ll resigned the presidency some
time ago to give hi3 time to his duties a3
priest. The school is oue of the oldest,
and best known in Kentucky.
Tennessee Coiieroslonal Candidate.
It is rported that Governor Taylor of
Tennessee will remove to Chattanooga at
the expiration of his term of office as
Chief Executive of the State and become
a candidate for Congress from the Third
district. Henry jSuodgrass, iOf Sparta,
is mentioned as a prospective Congres
sional candidate in the Third district, and
it is further said that Hon. Creed F. Bates
will be in the field.
Mississippi KniehU of Honor.
Tho convention of the Mississippi
Kuights of Honor was held at Greenville.
The following grand officers were elected
for the ensuiug year: Past grand dictator,
W. R. Trigg; grand dictator, H. S. Van
Eaton; grand vico dictator, Pat Henry;
grand assistant dictator, G. G. Dillard;
captain, E. D. Miller; reporter, A. H.
Coleman; treasurer, C. A. Brougher;
guides, J. L. Root; guardian, T. J. Bin
ford; sentinel, D. It. Burch. The next
annual meeting is to be held at Jackson.
Death Caused lir a Fever Blister.
A child, nina months old, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. II. Pence, of Birmingham.
Ala., died from the effects of a fever blis
ter on the lip, the first case of the kind on
record. About a month ago a blister ap
peared on the lip of the child, then a
strong, healthy infant. After a few days
the blister broke and commenced bleed
ing, and a doctor was summoned. He
applied the usual remedy, and the bleed
ing stopped for awhile, but in a day or
two it commenced again. The child con
tinued to bleed at intervals, growing
worse every time. Other doctors were
called in, and still others came out of
curiosity to see so remarkable a case.
Every thing known to medical science
was done to stop the bleeding, but it con
tinued until tho child died. The case has
greatly puzzled the doctors.
Wonted In M-isourL
Wilson Howard, who successfully re
sisted Judge Lewis' attempt to arrest
him near Harlan Court House, Ky
is wanted in Missouri for killing
and robbing a deaf man, near Spring
field. He was captured by the sheriff of
Cass County, Mo., but escaped by killing
the sheriff ahd a constable. He is onli
twenty-four years old.
Featfnl Fate of m Mother and Child.
Annie Rawlett, of King George, Va.,
with her infant child, disappeared mys
teriously. Her body and that of the
child were found on the Uank of Poplar
creek badly mutilated by hogs and dog
Ftul play ia suspected.
ANCIENT BOOTS AND SHOES.
A History of Foot-Gear from the Days ol
thn Kffypl iuns Curious Shorn and San
dals How the Ancient Creeks and
Koinans Were Shod-Curious Fashions
of thn Sixteenth Century Itoyal Fugliah
That the habit of going barefooted
was, o lato as the sixteenth century in
some countries, ad
hered to even in con
junction with an
costume, is proved
by Scotch and Irish
in the British Mu
seum and Bodleian
libraries. In a MS.
at the British Muse-
Peoplo once walked the om tho "History of
ireets la these shoes, the English King,"
written by a French historian in 1300, the
Irrsh warriors are depicted riding without
stirrups or boots on, though otherwise
fully equipped for fighting.
A Captain Thomas Leo is represented In
tho National Irishdress of tho period (Eliza
Oethan). This consists of a very elaborate
ly embroidered shirt, terminating in short
skirt, falling below the hips; over tho shirt
is a short loosa black jacket with wide
collar; the jacket is richly trimmed with
gold, and lined with
scarlet, and the cap
tain may . well bo
looked upon as a
typical beau of a by
no means uncivilized
portion of the coun- Cleopatra Shoes,
try. Strange, however, to relate, he is ab
solutely bafe-legged and bare-footed, ami
the portrait is therefore a most important
corroboration of the other earlier records
of this singular method of attire, which cer
tainly, though so near at hand, calls forci
bly to mind the stories ono occasionally
hears of African monarchs regardipg tho
remnant of a soldier's coat as the height of
To discover the earliest traces of shoes
and boots, we must, vf course, says the
Philadelphia Press, turn to the East, the
fruitful mother from whom has sprung
livilization, and all her endless progeny of
science and arts,
-luxuries and follies.
Jr-j Luxury and the love
vaO-Ass6' of display no doubt
first led to the inven-
Shoes Years Ago. tion or sandals and
3hoes; but probably, however, as is still
more or less the case in tho East,
they were, in the remote days of
antiquity, reserved almost exclusively for
out-of-door use. It was certainly always
the duty of inferiors to remove them when
entering the preseuce of persons in au
thority. Moses was commanded to take
bis shoes from off his feet; and as there is
no mention of any covering for the feet
amongst the otherwise minute details ol
the priestly vestments to be worn in the
Temple, it is evident that Aaron and the
priests ministered bare-footed therein.
In Egypt, amongst the wealthy classes,
the attiring of the feet tv'as of a most costly
and elaborate description, their sandals and
shoes being encrusted with gold and
Precious perns, aiid the soles made of gold;
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is to be believed, the -gi
entire revenue of a
town was assigned to
an Egyptian Queen for
A curious custom
prevailing in ancient
times was for war
riors to have engraved Worn In the Four
on the sole of the shoo teenth Century,
or sandal the names of the people they had
vano,uished. The purpose of this was that
in their walks the names might bo im
printed on the sand, and thus literally as
well as typically become trodden under
This custom of engraving the sandals
with portraits or names was not, however,
by any means exclusively confined to war
riors, for in these early times lovers en
graved upon their heels the names and
sometime the por
traits of their be
loved one, as a token
that as at each step
the impression of it
was made upon the
ground, equally so
was it with their
hearts. We may be
permitted to query
if such a readily-effaced
token of their
A Nobleman's Foot, devotion Was not
wear 5J0 Years Ago. frequently in thoBe
by gone days, as it would .be now, a very
apposite illustration of the transient emo
tion aroused by some fair face and form. It
must have been awkward, to say tho least
of it, when some gay Egyptian spark sul
stiluted thus prominently the name of some
fresh divinity for one become less precious
in his sight.
Sandals with points elongated and very
much curved back were apparently, in
Egypt, eKclusivcly the prerogative of roy
alty. Amongst the Greeks and Romans tho use
of sandals, buskins and shoes was for along
period exclusively reserved for tho upper
classes; and, judging from vases and
sculptures, even among these both men and
women were frequently bare-footed. Slij
pers, however, were in use in the house:
and we find Anacreon, in oneof his dehekus
odes, wisning to be transformed into a va
riety of things in order to be near his favor
ite lady, and concluding with the saying:
"Oh, that I were a sandal (or slipper) only
that you might trample mo under your
feet." In the ''Odyssey-' wo read of "gold-;n-sandaled
Juno;" and Thetis is celebrated
iD Homer for her lit
tle silver slipper, and
as the silver fooled
goddess sho is fre
quently desiematcd in
tne "i iu." SnMif
Pliny, in one of his tXL
epistles, affirms that ------ -
tjao ladies were not In Menard IL s Day.
content with ornamenting their boots with
precious stones and jewelry, but that they
must needs alsoembeliish in an equally lav
ish manner tho slippers they woro in the
house, and that not only tho tipper parts,
but, to be in tho fashion, they encrusted the
roIcs of their shoes with pearls and gems.
In considering this apparently absurd
fashion of lavishly decorated soles, we
must not overlook the fact that the recum
bent position of the
wearers, at their fre
banquets, afforded an
of displaying the pre
cious metal of which
they were made and
the gems encrusted
upon thorn. Ujmnt hc
These wcr? worn by upper jiomon oi vue
Queen Kbzabetb. Roman Imperial boots
tho eagie embroidered in pearls and jewels
was frequently displayed. But as regards
form, judging from sculpture and other
re'cirds, they were nil made to fit the foot
with ease, and the soles were broad and
ervkeabic ja shape, aad beu&ycd. Roue ,t
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the eccentricities which crept Inlo use a fe
In the ninth and tenth centuries person
ages of distinction in England woro well
shaped, rather tightly-fitting, black leather
ehoes, finishing off at tho ankles, and abova
this cloth hose or bands ot clotn Bound
crosswise round tho leg. Very higfc black
leather boots with turn-over tops, greatly
resembling t ho top boo 13 of t he present day,
wero worn over the bare leg in the four
Low strap-shoes, of natural as well ns
black leather, were fashionablo in the fif
teenth century. Theso wero worn over
brightly colored hose, and impress ono
with an idea of comfort as well as comeli
ness. Nearly all the figures in a lino MS.
copy, dated 1405, of tho Bible written by
Petrus Comestor are thus represented.
In tho fourteenth century shoes gradual
ly increased in length, until the prolonga
tion of tho toe rivaled in absurdity that of
tho towering peaked and horned head-dress
es worn by tho ladies
of tho same period.
wero also worn dur
ing the fourteenth
century, and eppar-
jSES ently the greater their
- contrast thrt creator
Freaks of tho Six- was their churm, tha
teeath Century. beau of the period re
joicing In one leg beiug attired la brilliant
scarlet whilst its companion leg appeared
in blue; and oven a boot on one foot and a
Shoe on the other was occasionally sported
by those who wished to outvie their f liends
Itidioulohs as such fashions may now ap
pear, are they, after ail, any more so than
those affected by the nineteenth century
masher and girl of the period i the present
day pointed toes and absurdly high heels
being, if not quite so ridiculous in uppoup.
ance, certainly more injurious to health
than the old fad, which at any rate had tho
merit of affording lu its upper portion
ample space for the play of the foot. ,
When the wearers of this form of shoe
became tired of them, they adopted tho
fashion of finishing them oft by a beak or
bill-shaped form four or live fingers in
length, whilst others, probably from n
spiritof contrariety, fell into tho opposite
extreme of wearing slippers measuring at
least a foot in breadth. Ha absurd were
W.ese fashions that laws were enacted for
the suppression of them, aud
imposed for violation
of the same by per
sons under a certain
rack. With the reign
nf Henry VII. the
pointed shoo passed
away, and the ab
surdly wido ones Our Forefather's Shoe,
which had supplanted them became modi
fied to very sensible proportions. Under
his successor, Ilcury V1IJ., close-lit ting
slashed shoes and buskins with broad toes
wero worn. Tho latter soon probably be
came of absurd proportions, as they were
publicly proclaimed during the reign ol
In tho reign of Queen Elizabeth shoe
were worn exquisitely embroidered, and
provided with extraordinarily high heels,
which were connected to the toe of tho shoe
by an under-solo. A pair ot shoes of this
kind were worn by Queen Elizabeth ami
left during a royal progress at the Earl ol
Essex's, wero lent by Lady Hamilton to a
recent loan exhibition of ancient needle
work, and a similar pair which belonged to
Mary Stuart were lately exhibited amongst
the relics of that unfortunate sovereign at
the New Gallery. The passion for lace
which raged in the seventeenth century led
to its adoption as a decorat ion for boots, the
tops of them being bountifully trimmed with
tho most exquisite Venetian and other point
laces, whilst broad bows decorated the
fronts of the r.hoes.
Of the Regency boots with hussar heels,
sported by some dashing belles; thedemi-
broqums or quarter-boot, with lacings ol
the same, put aside for the half-boot by
those fashionables who loved to preserve
the line rose on their checks by wholesome
exercise, the plaid slipper, the blue kid, the
levantine, the pea-grocn and other dainty
chaws urcs affected by the mrrvtit eimr, whori
wo might possibly claim os a grandmother
space permits but this passing mention,
Welll-proport ioncd shoes, with broad mili s
and uppers affording ample space for the
development of tho foot, should be carefully
insisted upon by ail who havo tho care, ol
young children, and no persuasion on the
part of the bootmaker should ever induce
an adult to peruu'' his or her foot to be
pressed into limits ton circumscribed for
health and ease. With soles of moderate
substance, and a slightly-raised heel, pedes
trian exercise can be enjoyed with di'lnrht,
and a graceful gait insured. For Indoor
wear slippers or houso shoes should on no
account be constrict! i over tho toes. The
vanity which prompts such a condition will,
if indulged, but loo surely and speedily
meet vvilh its self -incurred punishment, and
weariness, pain and incoti venieneo replace
the comfort enjoyed by those who disdain to
place themselves in tho ranks of fashion's
A Cheup I'limt Protector.
We illustrate herewith a convenient and
serviceable plant protector, in vcuted by Mr.
Joseph Harris. It consists of two pieces r,t
inch board, each ten inches wide and ilftr.cn
inches long, to the encis and one tddoct
which is tacked a strip of light cotton cloth
fifteen inches wide and n yard long. ThU
is drawn smoothly ami railed to tho odc
of t,he side pieces, leaving a harrow flap ot
each extremity of tho cloth, upon which
earth may be placed to present tho ingress
of cold air or insects. Two narrow, thin
sticks are cut to a length which enables
A GECI'KH PLANT PI'.oTlXTOIt.
them to bo slipped tightly into the inside to
hold every thing in place. When not in use,
tho stretchers are removed and tho protect
or is folded together, as shown at tho rV'nt
hand Of tho engraving. A largo number
can thus be packed away in a limited .space.
Any one can make tho protector for a few
cents, as it is not patented. American Ag
riculturist. J lint lnce.
Judge Tou are charged with breaking
up a meeting and striking this woman.
What have you to Hay i
Prisoner It was tliis way, judge. It was
a spiritualistic rueei ir.g, and this worna-i
was the medium, when she exclaimed: '!
am happy." I could ne t resist the tempta
tion to strike a happy medium just once iu
my life. Texas Sittings.
A Julii) Well Hone.
Bugging Mrs. U rubber, this steak is
Landlady Well, I don't understand h'o-.r
it could bo so, Mr. Buggings, it was suf
ficient time on th" lir".
"That may bo, Mrs. Grubber, but strati t'O
to say, it is quite tendr r, and tcndr steaks,
yvu kuow.ttn) very rare in this huua.'' -