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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., SEPTEMBER 1, 1893.
The shooing of a striker by a colored
miner at ^Litchfield, Kau ns, h .s terribly
?stirred op the miners lo Weir City. About
fifty of them, with guns, drilled iu vacant
lots along tho main street. Many of the
strikers nre armed with Winchesters, while
ueariy ali the others havo shotguns and re
volvtrs.-The boilermakers of the entire
Brotherhoo 1 from St. Paul to Great Falls,
Montana, ou tbe Great No: them, have struck.
Tho trouble seems to bo that tbe company's
foreman in Barnesville, Minn., has been hav?
ing helpers to do the work of the boi er
makers, and because some of the men re
monttr.tcd they were discharged.-The
employee of tho Louisville and Nashville
hoad bare decided to meet tho comp my ball
way aud accept tho proposed reduction In
waget for a specified time, but not other?
wise.-Henry Helmick was killed by high?
waymen whili returning from Philot Chapel
to Danville, HI. His wife escaped.-Harold
McCormick, the son ol tbe reaper manufac?
turer, was arrested by ii detective for a crook
of the en nie ii:
Uoboers tortured J, N. Bolles, a Pu'aski.
Tenn., farmer, until ho delivered ono thou
siud dollars be bad withdrawn from bank.
-J. G. Rhodes, proprietor of the Rhodes
House, at Girard, Pa., while speeding his
horse, was struck ly a train and killed. The
horse, a valuable animal, wasaiso killel
Mrs. Argus E. Wearer, of Buffalo, was shot
nt Drumbo, Ont., ly burglars.-Miss Mary
Bcwcn, a Salvation Army leader, was ar?
rested in PaUcrivn. N. J., charged with a
brutal assault cn a little girl.-At Camp
Knox. Ky., Mrs. Martha Mahon poured coal
oil all over her dress and applied a match,
and was bumed to death in a few minutes.
-John McCormick committed suicide at
h's home in Albany, by cutting his throat
with a piece of window glass. He was de
tpcndint over his non-suceiss in securing
work, was unmarried, and about thiriy-nino
years old.-State Bank Commissioner
Briedeclba), of Kansas, has issued a circular
notifying the 1.auks in bis jurisdictou that
euch New York Unks cs refuse to honor
drats In cash are legally insolvent.-The
Ford County Bank, ol Paxton, UL, with lia?
bilities cf $38,531), and assets of $154,000,
The Tucker (V. Ya.) county seat war ls
over for the present.-William Goss, of
Roaring Springs, Pa., got drunk nt a Luth?
eran reunion.was placed in a cell, set fire to
thc prison and was fatally burned.-Mrs.
Rebecca Fergus u was struck by a train in
Philadelphia. Augustus Johnson, who tried
to save her, was seriously hurt.-The steel
steam yacht Columbia was launched at the
shipyard of the Charba Hillman Company,
Philadelphia.-AtWnukegun, UL, eleven
frame houses and five brick houses were de?
stroyed by lire. It was thought nt ono time
that tho entire town would bo destroyed, but
the fire was checked ju-t in time.-Forest
fires are raging on all sides of Woodville,
Wis. They caught from burning brush and
a passenger train. Four hundred men fought
it all day.?- L. Mackintosh Ward, formerly
of tho editorial staff of the Atlanta Constitu?
tion and the Macon Telegraph, died in
Elizabeth, N. J. He was born in Savannah,
Ga., his father being John E. AV ard, who
was United States minister to China during
President Buchanan's administration,
Mis3 Tillie Mann, of Philadelphia, was
drowned in the Susquehanna river.-Th03.
G. O'Brien, of Bethlehem, died from too
much cigarette smoking.-Nathaniel
Froinae, of Duncannon, Pa., was killed by a
circular saw.-Heppeuheimer <_ Son's
large lithographic and printing shops in Jer?
sey City, N. J., were destroyed by fire. The
loss is estimated at about -*30,000; fully in?
Dan Muuroo was killed near his store at
Danville postofflee. in Louisiana, by J. G.
Jones.-Two lams and several outbuild?
ings on the model farm of Hon. James Foeht
located in Panther A'alley, three miles from
Creaton^, Pa. .was destroyed by fire. Twenty
three head of cattle, three mules, ten pigs
nnd sc-vral hundred fancy breed chickens
perished iu tho flames, and all the agricul?
tural implements, includin^*a steam thresher
were burned, as was the entire season's crop.
Loss about $18,000; insurance light.-A
warrant vu sworn out in Sioux City for the
amit Of E, M. Donaldson, the fug five presi?
dent of the Marine Ban!:, who established a
chain of banks in Iowa aud Kansas.?-In an
eastern-bound Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe train which passed through Lajunta, Col.,
was a Wells Fargo express car containing
$1,400, OJ iu gold coin. Tho treasure was
watched by a number of heavily-armed
guards.-The 8th of next month is the time
set for the execution of the nine Choctaws
convicteJ at AViluerton in June. Private
advices from AVashington state that they will
not be shot at ad ; that Geu. Armstrong,who
has long been in tho Indian service, will
visit the Choctaw ?*icn and look into the
A eolore i woman and ner two children
were turned to death in a cabin near Char?
iest-rn, Mo.-Prof. F. C. Anderson, au
aeronaut, wac- fatally injured by a fall from
the top of Snoqualmie Falls, AAT bebington.
-George A. Daly, the well-known Ameri?
can, who, wh.de employed on tho Mexican
< eutral Railroad as locoT.otivo engineer,
accidentally ran over and killed a man near
the City of Mexico four months ago, has
been released from prison by the Supreme
Court.-Three-fourths of the town of Birds?
eye. Iud., was destroyed by fire.-The ex
tepslve hardware house of AVm. Starr's Son
& Morrow, in Halifax, wa3 destroyed by fire.
Loss. $125,000; insurance 580,C00. Rufus
Keating, a fireman, fell from a ladder and
was fatally injured.-Treasurer Curpain is
reported to have absconded with a million
dollars giveu to him to pay the Choctuws.?
Judge Simonton, in the United fctntes Court
in Greenville, S. C., declared the Dispensary
law, so far as it forbids common carriers to
deliver intoxicating liquors iu the state, void
and contrary to toe Interstate Commerce
law.-Paul Smith fire! into a clump of
bushes near Oieopolis, Pa., aud killed hi?
youuger brother, Jlbert, who wai lyiug
The Michigan l'eniusular Car Company,
at Detroit, will close its shops for thrco
months. The shops when in full operation
could build 100 cars a day, aud employed
about GOO'J hands.
Prime Bismarck, at Kisse_gen, spoke to a
large throng of admirers upon Gorman un?
ity He condemned certain government pro?
ceedings as unconstitutional.
Two Hundred and Fifty Houses
Destroyed in Chicago.
MILLION DOLLARS LOSS.
HEROES OF iHE ARMY.
Officers and Priva'es Commended for
Six months ago an order was formulated
giving the names of officers and enlisted men
of the army who were reported for distin?
guished services curing tho past year. The
order has just come to light aud mentioned
a large number who havo won commenda?
tion by courageous acts. Lieut. P. J. Lowe,
eighteenth infantry, and a Seminole Indian,
scout nre menti ned for heroism in rescuing
another Indian scout from drowning in Pecos
river, Texas, in May, 1890. The enlisted
men of company G, eighteenth infantry are
mentioned for skill, courage and devotion to
duty in saving at great personal risk tho
public buildings nt Fort Clark from destruc?
tion by fire. The enlisted men of the
twenty-third infantry arc mentioned for
courage and determination in sirail r work
at Foit Sam Houston, Texas, in Augu-t.
Private Harvey McGuire, hospital corps,
is mentioned for saving a comrade from
drowning'in tho Lick river, Kentucky,
Sergt. C. F. AVolf, battery M, third artillery,
for heroic conduct in saving the life of an
insane patient, who attempted suicide by
drowning in tho Mississippi river, at Jackson
Barracks, La., in rescuing a young lady
from drowning at Fort Monroe, in July, 1886,
in rescuing a cbiid at tho same placo in 1890
and in saving a comrade from drowning
there last year; Lieut. G. H. Macdonald
first cavalry, for heroic daring in rescuing at
the risk of his own life a civilian from
drowning in New York bay, August 14 last;
Capt. T. H. Barry, first infantry, with the
privatos of companies A and B, for meri
torious conduct in saving a sailor from
drowning in San Francisco bay.
DRAWN BY THE ROBBERS.
Farmer Bolles Should Have Left His
$1,000 in the Bank.
News reached Pulaski, Tenn., of a bold
robbery, J. N. Bolles, a farmer, drew $1,000
from the bank a few days ago nnd hid it un?
der the edge of a carpet. At midnight two
masked men gained entrance into his house,
covered Bolles nnd his wife with pistols, and
demanded their money. P. dies lefused to
te 1 whero it was, whereupon the robbers
bound and gagged him and his wife, and
with a pair of pincers began to pull his toe?
After suffering the most horrib'e agony
Bolles disclosed the hiding placo of his
money. The ro'. hers secured the money (1n 1
Seven Thousand Working People
Rendered Homele3S-A Panic in
tho Streets-Two Churches
Eurned-Work of the Fire?
A fire which covered a vast extent of terri?
tory bega a in that part of the city known as
South Chicago about 5 o'clock P. M. From
a three story brick building at thc comer of
Ninety-first street and Superior avenue flames
Tvhieh rapidly grew in volume under a galo
of wind Iron) the west, ate their way over
bloc* after block of small frame residences
until they reached the lake.
The fifty thousand residents of the town
were precipitated into a panic. As the pine
structures in.which lived the workingmen
employed in tho large steel mills of the Illi?
nois Steel Company, aad in which thesmaller
merchants of the plaoa made their homes,
wcr-3 leveled by the roaring flames, those
whose homos had no" yet fallon fled with
their good's and housahold utensils to the
othei portions of the c'ty. Streets were
blockaded with wagons containing tjcefl'octs
of the frightened and fleeing residents, and
men and women, appalled by the calamity,
fled in every direct.on.
From the brick building in which the fire
had its origin, and before tho few fire engines
J of the district could make tue slightest im?
pression upjn it, the flames bounded east?
ward between Ninety-first and Ninetieth
streets in tho direc.ion of the lake. House
after house rapidly fell be.'ore the sweep of
3ro, whi;h hurlol blazing bran ls far in ad?
vance. From Superior Avenue the flames
crossed to Ontaaio avenue, Buffalo avenue,
Mackinaw avenue and Cnenbay avenue.
Among the first buildings to fall was the
First Methodist Church, nt Ninetyflrrst
street an! Superior avenue, and before its
S] ire had toppled to the ground thenewand
commodious German Lutheran church on
the opposite corner was blazing in a dozen
places. Hardly had these more pretentious
bu ldings been leveled to the ground than
the fire wa? detected blazing in a dozen
places further east.
The local department, a branch of Chief
Sweenie's city service, bad been called upon,
also all tho help in /the immediate district,
but by the time tbe First Methodist Church
wa? well on fire it was seen that every effort
must be made to prevent the destruction of
the greater part of the town.
The central fire-alarm office sent to the fire
every engine that could ba spared in the
south side of the city. The Yosemite, the
giant fireboat lying at the foot of La Salle
etrett, was hurried from its dock aud was
soon plowing its way through the waters of
the lake in its thirteen-mile race to the far
southern section where the fire was raging.
Belere it had reached the harbor at South
Chicago the terrific force of the fire had
eaten away the five blocks between Superior
nvenuo and the lake, and the Yosemite turned
its attention to th? immense lumber yards on
the river front.
At 9 P. M. the fire wns under control. It
had burn d 250 hcu es. Keven thousanl
people were homeless, and tho damage was
Uth Dav.? Tbe resolution offered by Mr.
Pelter, calling for information as to the vio?
lation of tho law by tho national banks of
Boston, New York and Philadelphia in re?
fusing to pay promptly aud in currency tho
checks of ttio depositors, gave rise to an in?
teresting discussion. At that time the morn?
ing hour expired and tho resolutions went
to the calendar, where it cannot bo reached
ntain except in tho regular order of I. U3i
ncss. Lee Mantle's claim to a seat in the
Senate from the state of Montana was re?
jected?yeas 35, nays 30.
15th Day.?In the Senate, Mr. Peffer de?
livered a three-hour speech on the silvor
quest loo He was foll* wed by another Pop?
ulist Senator?Mr. Allen, of Nebraska?who
spoke for an hour and a half in support of
his amendment, proposing to add to the
Voorhecs bill a provision for the free and un?
limited coinage of silvor nt the ratio of 16 to
1. At 2 o'clock Mr. Petter's speech was in?
terrupted to allow the regular business to be
presented Tnat was the motion to lay on
the table the motion to reconsider the vote
whereby Ihefieoate declared Mr. Leo Mantle
not entitled to a seat ns senator from Mon
IGth Day. -lu the donate, Mr. Yest at
tacked the statement contained in the lettec
of Secretary Carlisle to Senator Yoorhecs.
Mr. Hi 1 made an ela'-orate address on tte
Silver-repeal bill, and was followed by Sena?
tor Stewart. Tho House joint resolution as
to townsite selections in the Cherokeo Out?
let was taken up. discussed and passed, the
ameudment ol tho Committee o<\ Public
Lan ts. r quiring ihe trustees to be bona fido
ree dents oi Oklahoma Territory, bein3 de?
feated by a large majority. Notice was
given that one of the financial measures
(Mr. McPherson could not particularize
which) would bo pressed to a vote next
week, and the Senate adjourned.
17th Dav.?The United States Senate was
not in session to-day.
14th Day ?lu the House the debate on the
Silver bili was resumed.
15th Day.?Quite a number of five-minute
speeches upon the silver question was made
in the Hou3:\ the speakers inelu ling Messrs.
Waugh, Sommers, Johnson, Tickler, Lucas,
Hartman, Bartholdn, fclouok, Heard Caratti,
Wilson, Van Voorhis, Bussell and others,
ihe features ol tho debate being the sp--edies
ut Pence, Populist, who quoted Bynum's
lecord against him, and Dingley's logical
IGth Day.?In the House, besides the ftve
minuto speeches made by many on the repeal
bill, longer addresses were delivered by
Messrs. Burrows, Springer nnd Compton
17th Day--The If >use of Representative?)
held sessions day and night Saturday. J he
debate on th^ repeal of the silver purchasing
clause of the Sherman law was elos d at
night Dur ng the day Representatives Reed,
Bourke, Cockran and Wilson spoko in favor
of the repeal. Representatives Allen, Bland
and others opposed repeal.
PEOPLE AiND EVENTS,
Philip L. Hale, a son of Edward Everett
Hale, has relumed from his student life in
Paris and will teach next wintor at the Bos?
ton Art School.
(ieneral Bradley T. Johnson, of Baltimore,
an ex-Confederate, has liuished his biogra?
phy of George Washington, and the book
will soon be brought out by the Appletons.
The land office has decided to make the
eeven new towns in the Cherokee strip as at
tra'tivo as possible. They will be laid off
with eighty-foot streets aud twenty-foot
sidewalks, and eighty acres in each will be
reserved for parks and couuty courthouses.
American experiments with smokeless
powder continue lo grow more satisfactory.
At some tests at the government ordnance
proving grounds, made at Sandy Hook last
week, it was shown that the Leonard pow?
der, American make, is ll per ceut. more
powerful than any foreign powder yet used.
From a 5-inch gun, 91 feet long, it sent a
projectile at a muzzle velocity of 2,865 feet
The new Chinese minister to the United
States, w! 0 has just landed at San Francisco
on his way to Washington, is a Mauchu>
connected remotely w.th the imperial clan'
and, as such, possessed of more influence
and prestige than an/ of his predecessors.
He bears the reputation of being an enlight?
ened und liberal-m nded official, having
earned tbe esteem of foreign residents in
China by his excellent demeanor und ener?
getic action ;:t Wuhu when . tho riot took
place there a cotJble of years ago.
Tnt nearest living relative of George
"Washington is Ebenezer Burgess Ball, who
keeps a little cigar stand in the rotunda of
thep3nsioa offlie. The sons of tba Ameri?
can Revolution have invested his claims
thoroughly, and their verdict goes to sup?
port them. Hs ls said to resemble Washing?
ton's portrait moro closely than uny other
person claiming relationship, and the pic
tuies that have been taken of him dresse ? in
the Continental uniform have been mistaken
by many as representations of Washington
himself. Mr. Ball is 7G years old, but la hale
The New York Herald building is designed
n the style of the Italian renaissance, and
closely resembles in many respects the far
famed palace of the Doges in Venice. It is
au odd, mediaeval-looking structure, set
down in the midst of the surrounding prac?
tical Yankee architecture. In tho form of a
trapezoid, it is only two stories and a half
high with a height of fifty iect. Along the
roof aro arranged twenty wise-looking owls,
and behind t:.e eyri of each one are power?
ful electric lights, connected with the clock
ever the main entrance, and arranged so
that at midnight each owl will wink first one
< ye aud then tbe other. Opposite the clock,
over tho maia entrance, J3 a wind dial. Later
two bronze figures will be put in place,
which will automatically strike the hours on
a boll over the clock._
SANK IN FIVE MINUTE3.
A Man Rescued After Being in the
Water 33 Hours.
The steamer Eggleston Abbey. Captain
Barnett, arrived in New York from Cardiff
bound to Delaware Breakwater. She put
into New York for repairs. Tho captain re?
ports lhat on August 22 a man was resumed
in .11 exhausted condition from a broken
boat. He proved to be George H. Upton,
one of the cn w of thc fishing schooner Mary
Lizzie, of Portland, Me., which foundered on
August 21, he having been in (he water
The rest of the crew, six in number, one
of whom was his brother, had perished, Up?
ton having seen tho men go down after the
schooner sank. The Mary Lizzie gink in
Yellow Jack and Starvation
Threaten Brunswick's Poor.
ANOTHER SUFFERER FOUND.
Business Houses Looked and Barred
and the Streets Deserted-Four
Thousand People Hungry-An
Appeal to Georgia Con?
gressmen and Senators.
Brunswick. Ga., truly presents the appear?
ance of a city stricken with tho yellow fever
scourge. Out of 15,000 people there nre
scarce 4,000 left in their homes, and these
are there only because they cannot get away.
Every factory in the place is closed, and the
wholesale cotton warehouses, which gave
employment to hundreds, nr3 barred.
The store-; have shut their doors, and half
af the residences are also locked up. The
streets aro deserted. Every person who
could get out of the city left some time ago,
aud now none but the poor are left.
These families are already suffering for
the Common necessities of life, and will be
i.-ithout food In a few days if nothing is done
ta reliove them.
The citizans met nnd appointed a commit?
tee of relief, and the committee immediately
appealed to near by cities for help. Later
they formulated the following, which was a1
once forwarded to Washington to Senator8
Colquitt and Gordon, Speaker Crisp and thc
mesiber6 of the Georgia delegation.
The situation here is distressing. We nre
shut off from tho entiro outside world.
Starvation stares the poor people in the face.
The refugees, the ordinarily bread winners,
with their families, have leit the city without
means. About 4,000 people left in the city
unable to procure supplies. Immediate
need, provisions aud money Time is an
important elom"nt We appeal in behalf of
a stricken people for immedlnte aid nnd con?
fidently rely upon the heart of a great
American people and the government to
The document is signed by Charles W.
Lam, Mayor C. P. Goodyear, Jacob E. Dart,
Rev. Ea ward T. Cook, Bev. J. H. Thompson,
Rev. Father Hennessy.
The belief that the fever is in the atmos?
phere was substantiated by the discovery of
another ease in a locality far removed from
where the other cases were found. The suf.
ferer is the five-year-old child of Mrs. Bertha
Cox. The child has not been out of the
yard of her mother's house since the fever
was first discovered. She has not como in
contact with any one who has been near tho
fever sufferers. Where she caught tho dis?
ease is a mystery, unless it is becoming
epidemic. Tho clerk, Harris, who was
taken down several days ago, is worse and
can hardly recover.
KLOBIDA TUTS Cr A BAR.
At the request of the State health offlcer
of Florida, the Marine Hospital Service
stationed inspectors nt Way Cross and
Jessup, Ga., to prevent pass ngers from
entering Florida unless they havo a certifl
cato of immunity signed by the proper
Marine Hospital officer nt Brunswick.
Advices received from Dr. Torter nj
Tampa state that are no new developments
of yellow fever in that vicinity.
Dr. Wyman has established a bureau of
information in the Marine Hospital for the
purposo of furnishing information to all
Columbus, Ga.?Two days ago the board
of he dth recommended a quarantine against
Brunswick. The city council ignored the
re ommendation. They stated that such an
action was not necessary. Four of the six
members of the board resigned.
Tho city is crowded with refugees from
Brunswick. ________ ?
WORK AND WORKERS.
The Findlay (Ohio) Rolling Mill Company
recumod operations with 400 mon, who will
bo paid partly in cheks.
Business at Swift & Co.'s packing house(
at Kansas City, was suspended becauso of
the strike of the butchers.
The blast furnaces at the central works of
the Cleveland Rolling Mill Company closed
down, throwing several hundred men out of
The Evansville and Terre Haute Railroad
Company paid its men in checks, and tho
switchmen, being unable to discount their
Varuges and Moony"s shoe shop, at Alton>
N. H., wnicb has a pay-roll of 88j,600 j early,
closed indefinitely, because of inability to
A Durra, Colorado, relief committee has
offered two carioads of flour and two of pota"
toes to President Gompers for tho unem?
ployed in Kew York city.
The unemployed in San Francisco have
organized the "United Brotherhood of
Laoor.'' A freo employment agency and
soup kitchen are among the plaus of the
A oe.nebal strike on tho Chicago, Mil?
waukee and St. Paul Railroad is 6aid to bo
likely to occur if the company insists on the
reduction of 10 per cent, in tho wages of the
i rain men.
President Walters, of the Coal Miners'
Union, took a mob of about 350 men to
Frontenac, Kansas, aud prevented most of
Ihe men from going to work in the Santa Fe
mines, under the agreement reached with
Notice was given in the mills of the Great
Falls Manufacturing Co., at Somersworth
N. H., that a cut-down in all departments o
10 per cent, will go in.o effect this week. lu
No. 3 mill, which makes course goods, there
will be two-thirds reducion iu force.
A teleobam from Fort Wayne, Indiana,
says that freight business on the Pennsyl?
vania Company's lines has been so slack for
the past four weeks that many trainmen aro
idle. One trainmen on every regular freight
crew between Pittsburg aud Cuieago ou tho
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago system
was laid -eff iudellaitely. Sxly in rn were
dismissed between Fort Wayne and Chicago
Clarks Thread Mills, at Newark, Now
Jersey, resumed operations after a three
CROPS AND PRICES.
Farmer8 Likely to Obtain th8 Average
Return of Recent Years.
The American Agriculturist's annual re?
view of the crop situation shows that the
harvest of 1803 in tho United States is in
mary respects similar to that of three years
ago, but with every prospect that home con?
sumption and an increased foreign demand
will so advance values as to yield as large a
tet return to farmers ns on tho average of
August indications point to a cotton crop
not exceeding 7,500,000 bales, with favorable
weather, and very much less than that if in
fleets and climate remain unfavorable. There
is a scarcity ra.her than a surplus nf staple
and desirable goods, and mills are already
B'.artiug up to fill orders, with every prospect
of being crowdod to supply the domestic de?
mand for tbe ensuing Six months.
Present indications point to a crop of 1,750,
000,000 bushels of corn, contrasted with
1,680,000.000 last year.
Ihe wheat out turn will not exceed 433,000.
KO bushels, compured to G!4,000,000 bushels
as the average for the past two seasons.
Available suppiies of old wheat are 40,0C0,
000 bushels gloater than twelve months since,
but even allowing that farmers ulso hold
17,000,000 bushels more old wheat now toan
then, the total supplies for the ensuing year
are only 500,0.0,000 bushels or 17,000,000 less
than the average of the two previous crops.
Tbis year's uereage of oats was never ex?
ceeded except in 18S9, when over 750,000,000
bushels were grown on 21.40 >,000acres, com?
pared with 6.0.C00,000 bushels on a slightly
6inaller acreago th s season.
The usual quantity of rye, buckwheat and
barley will bo garnered.
Ihe supply of hay (over 83,000,000 tons)
and other forage is abundant, though mill
fe:d und cottonseed meal may be higher
than last winter.
Tho wool clip is somewhat heavier than
Butter, cheese and milk havo been in only
ordinary supply owing to the reduced num?
ber of cows, stocks are light aud dairy Inter?
ests wero never in better shape for a profit?
There is an increased domestic crop of
sugar, tut a shortage In tho world's produc?
tion of 300,000 long tons of sugar.
A reduced yield of heavy leaf nnd plug to?
bacco is assured, and tho cigar leaf crop ol
tho Connecticut and Hous nonie Valleys has
been curtailed by drought and hail.
Hops will make a fair average yield in the
United States, but aro only half to two-thirds
of a full crop in Germany and with a light
yield in England.
Potatoes have felt the drought, and about
165,000,000 bushels are looked for?slightly
more than last year?comparod to245,'C0,0.'0
in the bountiful crop of two years ago.
Winter apples promise to be in very scant
supply at high prices.
Reviewing tho financial situation from the
farmers' standpoint, the Agriculturist con?
cludes that ''the prospect for prices in the
early future depends more upon the mone?
tary situation than upon natural conditions,
all of which point to causes that should re?
sult in higher prices."
The European rye crop is hardly a fair
average. Oats aro under avernge and pota?
toes are injured by drou#>i(. With no extra
surplus of tho bread crops and an assured
deficit of wheat, the United States is likely
to be called upon io export as much wheat
as last year, if not moro. Indeed, exports
ha-> e been much heavier since July 1 thau
last season. "The conclusion is justifiable
that present prices of all grains aro abnorm?
ally low, as there is little evidence of our
ability to spare as much wheat as Europe
w;ints unless alargeunder-consamptiou pro
vails in tho United States."
The hay crop is believed to represent e,
value to the farmers of tl,"00,000,000. Corn
at 45 cents per bushel, comes nex^, with a
total of $75,000,000, followed by wheat,valued
at $30 \C00,000, if worth 60 cents a bushel,
aud by oats worth 1185,0.;0,00) if valued at
30 cents on the farm. Potatoes promise to
net an average of 70 or docents per bushel,oi
a total of 5125,'110,000. This last is about
ono-hnlf the prospective value of the cotton
crop of 1893, reckoned at $35 per bale.
CHOLERA IN RUSSIA.
Official Report fr cm the Various Depart?
The official cholera report from the affected
governments for the past weeks is as fol?
In Kieff, there were 529 new cases and 184
- deaths; in Nljni Novgorod, 468 new cases
and 191 deaths ; in the Don Province, 245 new
oases and 109 deaths ; in Samara, 193 new
cases and 75 deaths ; in Kazan, 75 new cases
and 28 deaths ; in Kalisco, 97 new oases and
33 deaths ; in Minsk, 32 new cases and 15
deaths ; in Simbirsk, 31 now cases nnd ll
deaths, and in KhersoD, 54 new cases and 22
deaths. In the city of Moscow tho daily
average for the week were 90 new cases and
Owing to tho quarantine regulations es?
tablished by Bulgaria, Turkey and Servia,
the express train servico of tbe Eastern Rail?
way between those countries and Russia has
been entirely suspended. The express trains
now run between Belgrade and Paris only,
Thero have been five cholera deaths at
Helsingfors the Capital of F.nland.
BROKE 2400 E0TTLES.
How the Anti-Liquor Laws Are In
forced in Northwestern Kansas.
At Osborne in Northwestern Kansas 2400
bottles of beer that had been seized from a
cellar in the town of Downs wero cracked in
the presence of 1000 people and the contents
poured into a ravine, the volume of liquid
being sufficient to start quito a stream which
flowed for miles before it was licked up by
the parched earth.
This prohibited liquid was tho property of
Tim McCarthy who had been for mouths
running a wholesale supply house for North?
western Kansas. While the destruction of
beer was going on. old topers stood by smack?
ing their lips aud deploring the waste of
liquor, while hundreds of men and women
who had gathered to rejoico over the pro?
ceedings shouted "Amen," as the Sheriff and
bis deputies broke the bottles.
A Day's Happenings as Told by
BARONESS EOQUE'S SUIT.
Pulaski's Rapid Gr owth-Virginia
Populists - Jefferson Fleming
Dead-Ablngdon's Closed Banks
-Bold Bank Robber Water
In southwestern Virginia one notices a
number of interes mg towns, chiof among
which is Pulaski, about sixty miles from
Roanoke. This town took its name from
Pulaski -ounty. named a ter Coaat rulaski
of the revolutionary war. It bus risen
within tho last feur or ive vars, aud uow
has a population of 4,000, which ll increas?
ing every year. Two very han isomc hotel9
hnve been recently built, and ''burches of
every dene- lunation except the Catholic are
among its prominent fentur<>
Pulaski has the only two iron furn ices
which are in blas' in Virginia at this iime.
The Dora Furnace, called efter Miss Mills, of
Philadelphia, has been built but one year,
and has turned oft as many as one hundred
and ninety-two ( 02; tons per day. The Pu?
laski Furnace has been built four or five
years. This is a rich mineral country, and
is said to be tho only section that can make
a profit ut pres3nt at the low price of iron.
There is also tbe Bertha Zinc Company,
which is running ten (:0) zinc furnaces, all
of which are wonderfully successful.
This ls a very fine grazing country, rich
with blue-grass, and th'j Pulaski cattle are
6hipped mostly to Liverpool. It is also
adapted to the raising of hoise*, which aro
as fine as those raised in Kentucky. Being
considered tho best sheep and beef-grazing
region In tho country, those products bring
the highest price in Baltimore, Philadelphia
and other c.ties.
The vegetable, fruit and grain raised are
exceedingly fine, and the climate is health?
ful and invigorating, being twenty-two
hundred feet above sea level. Pulaski is
thriving nnd prospering year by year, and,
if it continues as it has begun, the people
have reason to hope that it will soon be
quite a city.
The Suit of Baroness Von Roques.
Through their counsel, tbe defendants in
the suit instituted by tbe Baroness von Ro?
ques, the mother of Mr?. Maybrick, ngainst
I), W. Armstrong, formerly of Louisville.but
now of New York, aud others, charging fraud
and improper conduct in the salo of millions
of acres of lands iu this State, Kentucky and
West Virginia, hnve just filed au answer to
this suit Messrs. J. Taylor Ellyson, W. J.
Johnson, W. Hodges Mann nnd W. R. Mc
Konney, representing a syndicate who had
purchased a portion of these lands, were
made parties, though the bill stated that tho
bona fides of said sale to them was not ques?
tioned, and tho complainant expressed her
willingness that so much o' the said lands as
was embraced in the deed to Ellyson and
others should be conveyed to them by a com?
missioner of said court.
Tho allegations of the bill were very sweep?
ing, and if uncoutradicted would have placed
Armstrong in an awkward and unfortunate
light. Tho answer calls attention to the
further fact that this tuit was instituted
without tho knowlelge, consent or approval
of nuy one of those who had for years been
ber counsel and advisers, and charges that
the Baroness could not have induced her
former counsel and advisers, who in the na?
ture of things must havo knowu all of the
facts and circumstances to have brought such
suit, since such counsel nnd advisers well
knew there could bo no merit in the various
contentious set up in the bill. In view of the
general und particular denial by tho answer
of every material allegation of the bill.it
will be nc'ics-ary for the Baroness now to
support her allegations by legal proof upon
the penalty of having her bill dismissed.
Mr. Edmund li. Cocke, the populist nomi?
nee for Governor, issued an address to tho
people of the State. This pap r is conserva?
tive in tone, and the most of it is devoted to
the discussion of the financial situation,
"jhis great overshadowing money ques?
tion." says Candidate Cooke, must be settled,
and settled under constitutional limitation?,
before we can move forward. Virginia can
never move forward so long as hundreds of
thousands of her native born citizens are re?
corded as residects of other states ia the
census returns of tho country. You cannot
have immigra'.ion till you have stopped emi?
gration. Then we must be able to guaran?
tee every man who comes w.tain our borders
whether he comes with money to buy and
build up our waste places or whether he
comes with on y the labor of his hands to
win bread in the sweat of his brow, that he
6haIJ have every right given him uuder the
constitution of Virginia and tbe eons.itu ion
of tho United States sacredly respected, and
this right mu-t be guaranteed to every citi?
zen of this State without regard to its effect
upon political parties, for only by being
honest can you prove that you aro honest.
We must have no fraud stains, no dark
6pots shading our map of Virginia, foi it is
known and road of all men that those spots
are there, and unless public sentiment is
aroused and stands jealously on guard for
the honor and integrity of our State, those
spots will grow and grow until civilization
itself goes down in the blackness of dark?
Jefferson Fleming Dead.
Jefferson Fleming the father of tho Mullins
outlaws, Cal. aud Henan Fleming, died at
his home near Clintwood, after aa illness of
several week's duration.
Jefferson Fleming was born in 1820 on
Handy River, in Kentucky, and was there?
fore 73 years old. He always led a reckless
iuconsis cnt life nnd was dreaded by his
nci^htors as au ill-natured and disagreeable
man. He has been married twice. HJs first
wife was married when ho became acquainted
with her, und after a brief acquaintance her
hUSDana was missing, auu io iujs uay mw
fate of the poor woman has not been revealed j
but Fleming and this woman were married
a short time after this occurrence. They
lived together for some time, but at lengtli
another woman crossed his path and he de?
serted No. 1, secured a divorce and married
He is said to have been the father of thirty
one children, hus first wife is yet living near
Jlintwood, an old gray headed woman, who
is said to have entertained tbe *ame regard
for him that she did in other day?.
Fleming was charged to have been con?
nected with the Pound Gap murder, for
Which hi? sons are indicted. He was Indicted
as an accomplice ; but when the trial wa?
called the witness was absent, hftving left
for parts unknown through fear, and there?
fore the ca?e was dismissed.
Ablngdon's Closed Eanks.
Tho people are still very gloomy over thi
closing of the banks, many of them having
had the savings of a lifetime deposited in
them. Most of the depositors, however,have
an abiding confidence in the integrity and
capacity of Ihe bank officers and directors,
and believe they will eventually get nd their
money. The Bank of Abingdon will endeavor
to wind un it-, business and will hardly at?
tempt to open up again, but the Exchange
and DepcitBank is making an effort to re?
sume busmess, and depositors representing
much more than one-half its indebtedness
Lave already signed a paper looking to that
end. As it is conceded that the bank will be
able to pay its obligations dollar for dollar,
parties owing will be permitted to discharge
their indebtedness with any outstanding cer?
tificates against tho bank that they may be
able to obtain. It anticipation of this kind
of a settlement much paper bas already ex?
changed hands. The Exchange nnd Deposit
Bank has assets ia excess of liabilities of
more tbnn *150,00). Tho Bank of Abingdon
bas more tuna $200,001?. Only the currency
famine and the eagerness of depositors to
get hold o' their money caused tbe suspen?
sion ol-these tanks, but it is a great mlsicr
une, all tho same.
Bod Bank Robber.
"When the Bank of Big Stone Gap closed
Its doors two weeks ago it was supposed that
it would reopen in a soort while. No blame
was attached to any official; indeed Mr. H.
H. Bullitt, the cashier, is an able and astute
financier, who had and stitl has the confid?
ence of tho community. But it now tran?
spires that Mr. H. T. Ferguson, has been
systematically robbing the bank for quite a
while. Mr. Ferguson was a society leader,
and gave elegant receptions at his boarding?
house, but it was generally supposed that he
was the heir of a wealthy aunt. No sucn
aunt proved to bo lu existence, howevei.
The amount of his shortage hasn't been made
public yet, but the last week of tho bank's
existence he expended over $60). It is be?
lieved that his family will make up his de?
He tried to burn the bank's booka, Vut wm
prevented by Teller McElivee. One book ia
badly charred. Failing to hide his crimo,
and unable, from sickness, to flee, he bought
two ounces of laudanum,telling the clerk at the
drug store that he always took laudanum for
the complaint that was on him, and took half
an ounce, He never revived after swallow?
ing the dose. His remains wero carried to
Louisville, Ky., for interment
Richmond's Water-Gas Plant.
Some time ago Richmond made an appro*
priation of 1*25,000 in bonds for the purpose
of establishing a water-gas plant. The new
enterprise is now complete, and will be
turned over to the city in a few days.
Tho plant is located in the.lower gas works
and consists of two generators, two super?
heaters, two washers, one condenser, two
fifty-Lorse-power boilers, one tt'.teeu-horse
power engine, one relief holder, one oil
storage tank of 15,000 gallons capacity.
The old gas bas a candle power ol ll
The water gas has a power of 35 -andlee.
The old pant had a capacity of 1,000,900 feet
per day. The wat-r ga* will add 700,000 feet
per day. The presnt consumption aver
about 1,030,0 X) feet per day. At the reduced
price of |l.00 per 1,000 feetthecousumptlon,
of course, will be much greater.
The water gas will not only be economy
for the city, but the quality of the gas will
bo much finer, as already iudiected by the
figures, 19J$ against 25 candle power.
Sad and Sudden Dea^'
One of tho saddest deaths e\er known lt
this State occurred nearGreenville. James Wi
Jackson, a young man of Greeubricr county,
W. Va., was married at 1 P. IL to .Viss Ret?
tie S. Ecburd. daughter of silas C. Echnrd.
Just after the wedding dinner the groom be?
came suddonly ill, aud iu a few moments
lost consciousness. He remained in this
stupor for eight hours, recovering conscious?
ness for a few moments before death. Physi?
cians ascribe apoplexy as the fatal malady.
The young mau was but twenty-three yeai*
of age andu is bride uot quite twenty.
less than ten hours she wps maid, wife a'id
Fatal Accident on the Midland.
John Padgett was run over by a train near
Covesville, on the Virginia Midland Railroad
and instantly killod. He was returning home
in company with a young friend when Ihey
got on tho railroad, and. beeomiug tired,
stopped to rest. Sitting on the same railroad
tie, but upon different ends, both fell asleep.
Padgett's friend falling along but outside
the rails, while Padgett reclining directly
across the rail was caught in this position by
the train and horribly mutilated, tho largest
portion of his body that could be found be?
ing his hoad and breast.
A Live Stock Association.
"The Virginia Live Stock Show" wns or?
ganized at Staunton, and comprises among
itsjmembership many of tho leading raisers
of fine horses, cattle, sheep and swine in the
counties of Rockingham, Augusta and Rock
bridge, in Virginia, and Greenbrier county,
W. Va. The new organization is preparing
for an exhibition on tbe Brew farm, on the
suburbs of Staunton, early in October. The
place is being equipped with stablee and a
race track for the purpose.