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by HUNTSVILLE GAZETTE COMPANY. “With Charity for All, and Malice Towards None.” SUBSCRIPTION: $1.60 t>er Aautia. --
News from Everywhere.
Vorf. than one-half of tbeUnited States
^tors own real estate in Washington.
The Comptroller of the Treasury has
decided that a Congressman is not an of
of the United States.
Co:?oressmax Springer thinks Presi
. nt Cleveland will he renominated in
and that ho will carry Illinois.
TUE re'irement of General Kanl bars
from Bulgaria, is spoken of in all the
European capitals as the retreat of Russia
before tbo united force of Europe.
The Cologne GaMt>‘ is forbidden to
,„rer Turkey on account of having
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wav anf> Mm-rfHe Germans
P'S5-” ._—
The prospect that the American exhibi
tion London will be the only exposi
tion np«> during the jubilee year (1887)
ha increased public interest in the enter
prise- _._
(Iran immense Socialist demonstration
jo Trafalgar squire, London, on the 21st,
^solutions were adopted colling on the
government to relieve the distress among
The President will nttend the funeral of
u-Prcsident Arthur and will be accom
pmiedbytho Secretary of State, Secre
tary of the Navy, Secretary of the In
terior and the Postmaster-General.
The Berlin police seized 8,000 Socialst
pamphlets on the 20th. They found that
7,000 had already bien distributed. Five
workmen, w ho were employed to circulate
thctn, were expelled from the city.
Secretary Manning is steadily im
proving in health and strength. He walks
(wv pleasant morning and drives out in
the afternoon. The Secretary has dis
pensed with (he daily attendance of a
Story's statu? nf America for the mon
ument to the author of the “Star-Span
gled Banner,” which he is making for
California, has been successfully cast in
bonze at Rome. The operation lasted
three hours.
The Cook County (111.) grand iury j
Ignored the bill against the Pinkerton men ,
charged by the coroner’s jury with com
plicitv in the death of Terrence Begley,
tesrrbe Union Stock Yarils after the close
ef the former strike.
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Ex-Governor Phelps of Missouri, who
i lrecently in St. Louis, serve 1 nineteen
fonsecutive years in C'ongreis, during
nti-'i lime he made himself conspicu
ously useful, not only to bis own constitu
ency, but to the entire West.
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The Vermont Legislature on the 10th
passed a joint resolution expressing sor
row at the death of “that illustrious and
fminent son of Vermont, ex-President
Chester A. Arthur,” eulogizing him and
tendering sympathy to his famidy.
The American legation at Berlin was
fk-cl on the 20th, under the supposition
that that was the day fixed for the fun
fral of ex-President Arthur. The Berlin
tross eulogize: General Arthur as an up
hjttman and an independent politician.
i ‘5i Third Auditor of the Treasury is*
| -requisitions on the Treasurer of the
“WStates on the 20th for £11,^,025 to
'» pensions accruing D .-comber 1.
■' ftvs the Topeka (Kas.) agency gets
»nd£|.207,0.)0 goes to the Chicago
fuoxELJonx Moore, of the medical
NEiuont of the army, has been ap
nte.i Surgeon-General by the Presi
-fnt,to ucceel Surgeon-General Mur
b retired. Colonel Moore, who is in
^ 1 ancisco, has been directel to re*
,(lr‘: Washington immediately.
^overtures made by the tenants on
~ -'•1 muricade’s estates in Ireland, with
'-of a settlement of the rentques
bhave l een rejected. Messrs. Dillon
• Brienspoke ou the 18th at Portumna,
’,f 0UntT Galway, where these estates
• ’ iiiteil. Thcro was much excite*
J.5“r‘AL Kaulbars and bis s: aff de
^rcm h'Otla on the 20th. Only
t , P°l!ions were at the station to bid
^ sr.Wfi] Tho l0Wn was decorated
»;(n. a"’ a,1T illuminated; notin honor
'h e.."*8* Kaulbars, but because it was
anniversary of the battle of
'SEyr -
tiefc£"ee of Boston began on the 21st
°Pen s|j ement°f the ancient law against
kjrii,, 0!lJuAay- Bakers and res
ba;!3r'i'alre exemp'ed bjr special laws,
fcvMo-‘b ‘r 1Jit venders, news dealers,
fcop.^1 aealers, druggists and Jewish
Ur at ii Crf cJpeneA their establishments
e r!sk of prosecution.
Gjjfwj. ' .
!W:iLK.AVLBAn8' *Q his note to the
Wrtur„ ,'t>Vernai°nt announcing his
,f‘e'"e(] p Sa-^ that the government has
We j . USs‘a’s counsels, which were in
a ti«« est! ‘-ate Bulgaria from her
,!VSs n,311' *ias continued its violent
Wber pre-l'1 ilU3sian subjects. His
?ria liavin..n ' he adds, is useless, Bui -
c completely Inst confidence in
Italian"1 i 1*" Atkixs' Commission
50 °a the i.faairs’returned to Washing
» ' tiab'ihe l,'' ral!er 3 Illonth spend in
,6it- He id,an agencie* in the South
> a"-" .that affairs at the
m that ttr° 111 ? satisfactory con
JfW tha| S **?<**? of the Indian
h'ihal velalT' UnS *hculA abonAon
£4**b seterlhS ’ ?d accept tbeir
'^Haiong the tribes.'laily growin8 iB
The remains of ex-President Arthur,
after solemn services in the Church of the
Holy Name in New York on the 22d, were
taken to Albany and laid to rest in Rural
All the Russian steamers on the Dan
ube have been ordered to proceed to
The idea lias been broached iu Wash
ington to make the occasion of the Na
tional drill there next spring conspicuous
by a carnival pageant after the order of
similar events in St. Louis, New Orleans
and other cities.
A desperate fight occurred on the 22d
between the police and a mob at Listowel,
County Kerry, Ireland, in which several
of the latter were wounded before they
were dispersed.
Ahe'W sQSP’.ieast gale presq iled pc
■ • j-t!i? Std, Vrr:>t
damage to shipping.
The appropriation committee of the
House of Representatives met in Wash
ington on the 22d, and assigned the various
appropriation bills to the sub' committees
which had them in charge last session.
The Yale freshmen have challenged the
Harvard freshmen to an eight-oared two
mile straight away race, to bo rowed at
New London next June.
Fire at Marysville, Pa., on the 22d, de
stroyed seven buildings, including a
stable, hotel, five dwellngs and two
stores; loss, $20,000.
Michael Geegle was instantly killed
and J. Austin fatally injured by a falling
scaffold at tho new cyciorama building at
Detroit, Mich., on the 22d. William
Reader and George Phillips also sustained
serious injuries.
TnE wheat crop of the Red River valley
proves to be larger than the estimates,
and the elevators and warehouses along
the line of the Manitoba road are all full
to overflowing.
Chief Signal Officer Hazen laments
the discontinuance of Fort Merer as a
port of instruction.
A sensation was created iu the Madi
son Avenue Baptist Church in New York
on (he 21st by the advent of fifty live In
dians, in full border costume, into the
sr.cre 1 edifice. They were Sioux, Paw
nees and Cheyennes, connected with Buf- j
falo Bill’s show.
Two half-breeds, Pierre Larocques and j
his undo Basil Richard, met at St. Vital, I
Manitoba, on the night of the 21st, and
during an angry discussion the former
shot tb3 latter dead with a shotgun.
The murderer was arrested.
Tiie American Base Ball Association
held a special meeting at Cincinnati on
the 22,1 to take action on the matter of the
withdrawal of the Pittsburgh club from
the association. There was a large at
Austrian diploinates and otllcials be- j
lieve that the rupture between Russia and |
Bulgaria will facilitate the solution of the |
crisis in the Balkans.
Civil Service Commissioner Edgarton
says if there is any lesson to be learned
from the late elections in Indiana, it is
tiiat the opponents of Civil-Service re
form had a hard t ini“.
Ex-Public Printer Rounds wants the j
committee w ho presented him with a three j
hundred dollar clock to raise thirty dol- j
lars to pay for damage? sustained in its j
transit to him by express.
The Adams Express Company is de
fendant in a suit for §50,003 damages
claimed by E. D. Coleman, the sick man
in Topeka, Kan., who was placed under
surveilance by detectives, who ransacked
his private baggage and papers on sus
picion of his 1 eiug the express robber.
A RUMOR was in circulation in New
York on the 22d that ex-Alderman Full
graff, whose testimony proved him to be
a perjurer, had committed suicide, but it
lacked confirmation.
United States District Attorney
Stone, of Pennsylvania, has written a
letter to the President asking to be rein
stated in his position, denying that he
neglected his duties.
The Italian faster Merlatli i3 said to be
still vivacious, but he suffers from pain
in the stomach, and has terrible dreams
at night. He will, if he succeeds in his
present experiment, have no desire fora
repat itioir.
E. A. Maynard shot and killed W. H.
Biddle, a blind man, near Anderson, Ind.,
on the 22d, end then sent a lullet through
his own brain.
The cne hundredth anniversary of the
birth of Karl Von Weber, the composer,
will be observed on December 18 with
operatic performances throughout Ger
It is intimated tnat secretary .Lamar
will make some in portant recommenda
tions in his report concerning territorial
grnz'ng lands.
The captain and seven of the crew of
the French man-of-war Pengouin were
massacred recently by natives of Am
An attempt at wliol esale poisoning was
made in Springfield, Mass., cn the 221,
thirteen persons being made severely
sick by drinking tea with which “rough
on rats’’ had been mixed.
It is now stated that there will bene
strike in the Conuellsville (Pa-) coke re
gion, owing to the opposition of the
Knights of Labor.
A dispatch from Mandalay says that
the Shan country is the scene of much
fighting and anarchy, and that friendly
natives are appealing to the British for
Reports come that hog cholera prevails
ieir Urbr.ua, O. One farmer lias lost
c-ighly bogs out of a herd of two hundred
from the disease.
Baldwin Gardiner, president of the
Pacific Stock Board at San Francisco, and
a leading stock broker of the city, has dis
appeared. His liabilities are supposed to
be about $200,WO, mostly to customers.
About midnight of the night cf the 20th
Elias Simmons, a good, law-abiding and
peaceable negro, was most foully murder
ed in his own bouse two mil«» frftm Min
den, La. A party of masked men broke
open his door and shot him to death while
he was sleeping in his bed.
A freight train on the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad broke in two near Barnes
ville, O., on the 22d. As a resalt thir
teen cars were wrecked, canning a loss of
|10,000. The track was blocked for sev
eral hours.
A Family of four persons living near
Breslau, Germany, were killed on the
night of the 22d by a peasant, who entered
the house to rob it and, being discovered,
attacked the inmates with a hatchet.
The steamer Barnard Castle, in the coal
trade between Puget Sound and|San Fran
cisco, ran on the rocks near Race ltocks
light on the 21st, and stove a large k's
m her bottom, lue steamer was her
and will prove a total loss. The c
were saved. Loss, $10(1,000: well >;»
-naming ana tnree annex iniilaings of the
Newburgh woolen mills, nt AVest New
burgh, N. Y., were destroyed by fire.
One hundred and twenty-five persons are
thrown out of employment. Loss es'i
mated at $100,000; par:ly insured.
Patrick McAdams, an old miner, and
ever since its organization a prominent
member of the order of Knights of Labor,
was instantly killed while at work in the
Nelson Coal Company’s mines at Mont
gomery, Ind., on the 221, by tbeprematur
discharge of a blast j> laced Ly another
News of a horrible affair comes from
Catlettsfcurg, north cf Chattanooga,
Tenn. A farmer named Thrower, while
driving some hogs, was attacked by a
boar and torn to pieces. The infuriated
animal knocked the man down and seized
him in the abdomen, tearing bis body al
most in twain.
Great excitement has been caused at
Ghent by an order of the Communal
Council forbidding the striking cotton
operatives to bold a demonstration.
The lamps in the torch of the Liberty
statue at New York were again lighted
on the night of the 22d, and will be hence
forth kept burning by the lighthouse
It is officially declared that Rosaire, in
the Argentine Republic, is infected with
cholera. Several points in the country
along the P.io de la Plata are supposed to
be also infected.
Canadian statistics show a shrinkage of
only sixteen per cent, in fish exports, not
withstanding the heavy duty imposed by
the United States.
The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
denounces the action of the British Gov
ernment in giving the carriage of the
American mails to “subsidized foreign
The London Sian dat'd considers the ap
pointment of Sir Robert. Hamilton to tile
Governorship of Tasmania a sign that Sir
Michael Hicks-Beaeh is weak and irreso
Dr. John Hancock Dovgeass, who at
tended General Grant during bis last ill
ness, has been suffering recently from
nervous prostration. His friends havo ad
vised him to take a trip for his health, and
the doctor has decided to travel through
the Southern States.
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About 1000 coopers are out ou a sti ist
at Cincinnati, demandiug an advance it
the scale of wages of from 10 to 25 pel
cent. The outlook promises a long lock
Officer Dan Scmnett, of Nashville,
Tenn., was set upon by a gang of roughs
and badly beaten on the 20th.
Mrs. Lucy Parsons, the wife of th*
condemned Anarchist, addressed a miscel
laneous crowd of betwoen 300 and 400 at
Allegheny City, Pa., on the 21st. She
spoke for two hours, but the address did
not differ materially from tboso delivered
John Johnson, of Cleveland, Ohio, liai
invented an apparatus by which he make*
1,000,000 feet of gas out of a barrel of coal
Oil, and after this immense quantity of ga*
has been made the residue of oil as a
lubricator is said to be worth as much a?
the barrel of oil originally.
About one hundred bauds on the Fair
view plantation, one mile above Berwick,
La., are on a strike. Cutting and hauling
and grinding cane has entirely ceased.
Ge.v. Arthur is supposed to have saved
£100,000 from bis salary as President. Hi!
total estate, real and personal, is thought
to be between $200,000 and $400,000. Alar
and Neflie Arthur inherited from theii
mother property valued at about $100,000.
The State Comptroller of Tennessee has
issued a statement of the collections of the
current revenue for last year. It shows a
total of $1,007,397.84, against $1,029*100.31
for the previous year, a decrease of $22,
E. J. Boasso, formerly chief of aids it
New Orleans, under sentence of seventeen
years imprisonment for forgery, and John
Boniat, under a life sentence, escaped from
the peniteutiary at Baton Rouge on the
light of the 20th.
A strike, in which 20,000 cotton oper
atives will take part, will be inaugurated
at Fall River, Mass., within a month, un
less the manufacturers grant an increase
in the wages of their employes.
Hog cholera prevails near Urbaua, O
One farmer has lost eighty bogs out of a
herd of 2 W from the disease.
The Postmaster-General's report, jus*
out, shows: Number of new postoflice* j
established for the year ending June 30, !
1886 34$2. Number discontinued, 1120 J
Total number remaining in operation, 63, ,
614. , , ,
Heavy cyclones, gales and electrical
storms are reported in Kansas, Michigan
ana Wisconsin. It is apprehended tba;
ships and steamers on the Northern lake*
have suffered great damage.
Of the total appropriations for the yeai
amounting to $64,188,642.14. the entire out
fay actually made and estimated to fc.
made, is but $50,880,340.46, leaving a bat
t.nce to be eventually covered into tbs
j treasury of $3,344,J01-68. '
One of the Florida hotels has advertised
pine cone pillows for invalids as a "spe
The average cost per scholar of tin text
books in the South Carolina schools is
S9.4t> a year.
j There are two counties in Speaker Car
lisle's district in Kentucky that never had
a railroad or a telegraph station,
j Nathan Hobbs, of Penfield, Ga., who is
ninety-six years old, works every day and
, reads without spectacles.
Iroquois, the only American horse that
ever won the English Derby, is being
wintered on a farm near Nashville, Tenn.
A former named Mcore, of Chatham, N.
,f; , was sent to the chain gang recently
•swapping off his wife.
' “T. E. Knox, of Daisy, Tenn., died
, .5 fair dsye ago at Hot Springs,
Arc., under circumstances indicating sui
I Cide.
Ten thousand acres of undeveloped land
in Mississippi will be put in cultivation by
i Northern capital no xt year.
: Several Alabama papers want the State
Legislature to pass a law requiring every
man to produce a tax receipt before vot
; *>ig.
At Atlanta, Ga., there has been formed
an association of young Indies who are
sworn to do everything in their power to
abolish the “parlor-beau” fashion.
George Long shot and accidentally killed
.John H. Braswell at Cedar Hill, Robert
son County, Tenn., a few days ago. Tbo
charge of 6bot entered Braswell’s mouth,
causing instant death.
While Henry Esterwin was chopping
wood in Bethany, Va., one day recently,
his four-year-old daughter ran up play
fully and put her little foot upon the log,
and the next instant it was severed by
the descending axe, the father not seeing
his chihl in time to stay the blow.
John McLaughlin, on the third trial at
Fort Smith, Ark., for murder, was ac
Vicksburg, Miss., has made a contract
for the construction of a system of water
The business quarter of Durham, N. C.,
was damaged by fire a few days ago to
tho amount of $500,000.
A. E. Peterson, late chief of pol'oe of
Bine Bluff, was recently convicted in tho
Circuit Court of highway robbery and
was awarded two years in the peniten
: tiary.
• Nearly every citizen in Perry County,
Kv., has armed himself for a share in the
vendetta between French and Bversol, ri
vals in business, who control the trade of
several mountain counties.
The Mississippi penitentiary and one
thou ;nml convicts have been trnn«f«rrorl
for six years to tire Gulf Ship Island Rail
road Company, for $20,000 per annum and
Attachments to the amount of $350,000
have been run on C. M. Neel, president of
the First National Bank of Pine Bluff,
Isaac Shelby, Sr., the only son of Ken
tucky’s first Governor, died a few days
ago in the ninety-second year cf his age
at the home of his son, John W. Shelby,
near Danville. Deceased had no disease,
and seems to have died of old age.
George D. Wise, a member of Congress
from Virginia, was arrested in Richmond
a few days since and held in $1,000 to keep
the peace toward Colonel William Lamb,
of Norfolk, whom he bitterly assailed in a
published card.
Rev. Gordon Jones, a colored nifbister,
and who is somew hat of a noted local pol
itician, was sent to jail at Memphis, Tenn.,
a few days ago in default of $2,000 bond.
Jones has been systematic lly swindling
colon d people there for the past six months
by representing himself as president ot
the “Sons and Daughters of Jacob,” a
benevolent society, with headquarters a I
Rome, Ga.
Major S. W. Wood, an oid and highly*
respected citizen of Canton, Miss., died a
few nights ago. lie removed from Mis
souri in ]8tU , where he has many friends
and kindred. He was at one time sheriff
of Franklin County, in that State.
A passenger train on the Newport News
Sc Mississippi Valley road partly ran off a
trestle a lew days ago near Triplett Tun
nel, Ky., caused by a broken wheel. A
sleeper was thrown entirely off an
eighteen-foot trestle. Chief Engineer
Lum, Ihe Pullman conductor and several
passengers were injured slightly.
The trial of McDonald and Poppom at
Aberdeen, Miss., for thr killing of Henry ,
Roberts in September last, w-as concluded
a few days since, the jury rendering a
verdict of not guilty.
Nora Brown, stepdaughter of Mr. Jack
Cull, of Owensboro, Ky., while suffering :
with fever a few days ago. created quite ,
a stir in the family circle by suddenly ex- '
claiming that she saw an angel and the
messenger said to her in clear tones- j
“Thou shall live another year,” and fur* :
ther said she felt its hands on herknee=
She was not given to exaggeration, am* j
it was certainly a strange message.
Something was found to be wrong witt
the kiln-drier of the Henderson Homing :
Mills, at Henderson, Ky., a few days ago
The engineer saw it was necessary to ge
the accumulated dust out of the kiln, it
order to prevent an explosion, and begai
to take off a nut. The steam burs j
through the aperture and badly seal dec j
Joe Brant, who will lose his eyes if not hit
life. John Jones and George Gaines wen
r.lso badly scalded, but not seriously.
The semi-annual exodus of Mormon con
verts from the Southern States toTJtat
took place a few days since. Chattanooga
TenD., being the Southern headquarters o'
the Church, the hundred converts as
sembled there. They were from East Ten
nessep, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgit
and Alabama, and were of the most ig
norant class. They were joined by re- j
emits all along the line to Memphis, Rnd
fully two hundred left that point. Tb< :
elders state fljat the growth of Mortuou- j
isnf In the South is marvefoua.
The Agent of .Jav (imild’s Southwestern
System Ides after a Lingering Illness.
New York, Nov. 23.—Mr. H. M. Hoxie
di«4l at 2:30 o’clock this morning at his
room in the Metropolitan Opera House.
The cause cf his tleatH was exhaustion,
consequent on an operation performed on
him at Saratoga ia June last by removing
stones from the bladder. He has also suf
lei'ed from kidney disease for the last
thirty-five years, lie had been very weak
for the last seven days, but his lioctors
bad great hopes of his recovery. The pa
tient began to sink rapidly at 5 o’clock
last evening, but was conscious to the last.
Mrs. Hoxie ami (.'apt. Haves'were with
lint when he expired.
shortly alter the trorbles on the Wabash
system of railroads and the youth western
•<>ads last May, Mr. Hoxie began to com
plain of pains in his loins. Finally he
became so much worse tint he was com
pelled !o give up h s work and take a
much-needed res:. The trouble-with the
strikers woiried him very much. He left
St. Louis in the latter part of May and
fame Fust to Saratoga. After coiisulta
ion with a physician he concluded to have
;he operation performed which resulted in
ais death. After the operation Mr. Hoxie
was relieved ami felt better for a time
;han he had for years. He hoped that by
iaking a rest he would regain his health
Mr. Hoxie, in company with his wife,
:ook u trip to Montreal, August 25th. From
'.here they went to (^ueliec and the White
Mountains. He came to New York Sep
tember 10th, and took apartments in the
Broadw ay lla(s,iu the Metropolitan Opera
House Block. He became ill. His physi
cians, Drs. Metcalfe and Ward, were
called. He was still weak from the effects
if the operation. Any excitement was
leleterious. He failed rapidly, but suf
fered li.tle, and had hopes that he would
oe able soon to attend a meeting of the
managers of the Southwestern system.
Mrs. Hoxie aud Capt. llayes were with
jini continual]v. Friday Mr. Hoxie was
ible to sit up for a short time nud had the
lewspapers read to him. Yesterday he
recieved several friends in the morning
ind talked with his wife about business
rffairs. At 5 o'clock in the evening he
complained of being weak and said that
le thought ho was going to die. Mr.
Hoxie’s physician, Dr. Metcalfe, said to
luy that his patient had a wonderful will
power, and that he fought bravely against
ieath. If he had been u young man with
i strong constitution he would have lived.
Th.re will be no funeral services iu this
city. The lody will be embalmed and
;akeu to Des Moines, Iowa, to-morrow and
.he funeral servi es will be held on Kalur
lay. Mr. Hoxie bad a son, who is buried
n the family plot in the cemetery at Des
Moines, and before he died lie expressed
i wish that he should be buried by the
••he side of his child.
Des Moms, I\., Nov. 2B.—In his early
lays Mr. Hoxie resided here and for
twenty years thereafter. He wssappoint* d
rjniteil Stnkotf Muivlial for Iowa by PrtrSi*
lent Lincoln in 1MI2 and was very efficient
u suppressing Knights of the Golden Cir
cle. Koon after the war he left here to
iccept a position on the Union Pacific
Railroad. His remains will be brought
lere for burial.
St. Lruis, Nov. 2l>.—The news of the
Ieath of Col. 11. M. Hoxie, first vice-pres
ident and general manager of the Missouri
Pacific Railroad, was received here to-day
with profound sorrow, not only bv his as
sociates iu t.he management of the great
system and the employes of the road, but
.■y the wide circle of friends aud no
[juaintance which he bad in the city.
The general officers and employes at the
central headquarters of the company and
at the various stations in the city he'd a
meeting this af ternoon and adopted high
ly eulogistic resolutions- of Mr. Hoxie’*
ability as a rail way manager, his kindness
aud courtesy to associates and employes,
aud his high personal worth. The reso
lutions w ere signed by several hundred of
the employ s, and they will he held a day
or two for other names, when Ihey will be
r ut to Mrs. Hoxie as a memorial.
A committee representing each depart
ment of the road aud a considerable num
ber of Mr. Hoxie’s more intimate friends
will attend the funeral at Des Moiue-. and
it is expected a large number of railroad
officers iu different parts of the West will
be present aud attest their sorrow for the
Kan Down l»y Itlood hounds.
Nashville, Te.v.v., Nov. 20.— Last spring
young Mr. Tod cl, of good family in Talla
poosa oouutv, Alabama, wb.ro liis father
teaches school, obtained of Gray & Knight,
merchants in Da levil e, Tallapoosa county,
advances on his crop by mortgaging about
three head of stock and his prospective
crop. .Subsequently it was ascertained he
mortgaged what he did not possess. He
farmed some little. The precise spot,
however, w as unknown, but it was f' un 1
uut that ho “ranged” mostly across Talla
poosa liver, his peculiar operations ex
lerding within a ratio of about uiueieen
miles, where he managed, without con
fessing, to belong to the Mormons, and to
keep within convenient distances, about
lifteen white concub.ues, whom he success
fully kept np by furnishing them with the
provisions he obtained from his merchants
on his crop and dividing them among
these women. The latter part of the sum
mer he succeeded in getiing more pro
visions from his Dadeville merchants on
his crop, dividing them again among his
lteeeutly Gray & Knight learned that
Todd sold a bale of cotton mortgaged to
them in Alexander City, aud had pur
chased a suit of clothes, preparatory to
going to Texas. They obtained a warrant
for his arrest, but he got posted before the
officers reached his abode, and now- fol
lowed a system of well-conceived eva
sions of arrest all through his numerous
concubines, who were well-posted and in
strue’ed. they tor some time misdirecting
amt misleading the officers o'' the law,
who, being tired of being foiled by these
women everv da'.', determined to hunt
Todd w ith bloodhounds.
They first scoured his range for two
days, but his epacubim-s foiled eveu the
bloodhounds. Two more ltioo Ihounds
were secured, the concubine* still protect
ing their utau. aud changing and obliter
Ving bis trails. At last, however, an in
furiated husband, whose wife charged
Todd with having outraged her in the
woods, joinetf the chase. His trail was
quickly found, and the four bloodhounds
spotted him in close quarters, with two
concubines trying to hide him. He saw
that be was cornered and surrendered,
c:,d was followed part of the wav to prison
hr seme of his concubines, and is solitarily
.-alined in jail at Dfidt-vilie. The «if air
,reates much talk, ami is r.|. tTe v *-.ip
Mini around Dade Vie. -
Interesting Kxeerjits From tlie Animal Re
port of General VV. B. Hazen, Chief Signal
Officer—The Value of the Service J»s Indi
cated by Practical .Results—Further Ex
tensions Desirable." '
Washington.' Nov. 21.—General W; B.
Hazen. Chief Signal officer, has transmit
ted to the Secretary of War his annual re
j port, showing the operations of his bureau
during the last fiscal year. The report
j begins with'a statement of the value of
tlia instruction afforded at Fort Myer. and
I the service of the signal corps attached tc
; Gepearl Miles' command duriug.the Gero
1 ninio campaign are cited as evidence of the
utility and necessity of trained1 sigfftfl'offi
eers. Regret is-"ex pressed at.the action of
Congress in failing to provide for a .contin
uance of Fort Myer.aaa post of instrno
tion. On this subject General Hazeu says:
“The present plan must inevitably bring
into the service ^lnanCm^n not nt for it.
and this fact cannot he learned until much
time and money is lost, and the service im
i paired.”
Concerning the work ot the meteorologi
cal division the report says: “Many very
important laws have been recently de
duced theoretically and confirmed by oh
serveratious and experiments. Solar and
terrestrial radiation, the conditions deter
mining temperature; tin*, rations be
tween the amount of solar heat- received
by different jiarts of the earth's' su'rftii-p
: and the corresponding resulting tempera
ture; the effect of the deflecting forces of
the earth's rotation on the mechanics of
atmosphere, and the theory of the general
, motion of the atmosphere, and o.f cyclones,
tornadoes, etc., are subjects which have
recently received much attention.
“It is stated that the plan of securing as
observers young men qualified by educa
tion for the pursuit of Scientific studies,
and thus raising the standard of the enlist
ed force of the signal corps, has 'now been
in; operation five years, and of the 8M en
listments made during, that time ninety
seven were college graduates; and it has
proved of benefit to the service."
Touching the weather forecasts anc
special warnings issued during the year, it
is said-that the increasing demand: for
these forecasts may be taken as evidence
of their value. The officers are unable to
comply with the numerous requests re
ceived from cities, towns and corporation
I for the special warnings, owing to the lim
ited appropriations for this branch of-the
General Hazen says that the progress
made in indicating the approach of cold
waves lias been highly satisfactory and
he is convinced that property to the.Value
of many millions of dollars has been sa ved
through the agency of this Service. The
cold wave signal is now displayed by or
ders from the central office at 290 cities
and towns in ihe United States, and from
these points distributed bv telephone antt
and railways to about 2U.0.A) stations. An
appropriation of $5.0: Ml is recommended
for the extension of the service and thf1
opinion is expressed that no appropriation
would be more acceptable to the people.
Of the 1.085 cold wave signals displayed
during the year. 911. or 95.5 per cent, were
The number of signal stations in opera
tion June 30. pvsfi. in the 1’nited States was
452. These include the telegraph stations,
display, special river, -cotton region and
twelve repair stations. Ip addition, rr _
ports are received from Twenty-four (Aina
dian stations by the co-operation of-tin*
1'anadian meteological service. The office
has continued to co-operate with foreign
observers in collecting simultaneous me
teorological reports, and in this work re
ports have been received from 294 foreign
stations and tilt, naval and merchant mar
ine vessels.
Being desirous of ascertaining the opin .
ion of the public as to the value of the svs
tem of warnings and indications bv the dis •
play of flags, the chief signal officer say*
he addressed a circular letter to those ir
charge of the display of those signals at
various joints requesting that they report
to what extent they give satisfaction.
More than 2.50 replies were received ecuy
mending in the highest'terms this new
feature of the signal sen-fee which gives
to many cities and towns the advantages
of a signal service station without expense
to the Government. An appropriation ol
*10.000 is recommended to enable Jhebu
reau to furnish flags and transmit tele
grams to those volunteer stations.
Of the utility of the flood warnings fur
nished by the Signal Service, the rojiort
says a careful estimate shows that prop
erty valued at $129.Ot) was saved at v
single slation (Nashville, lenn.). by thf
flood warnings of the Signal Service in thf ;
Cumberland river during March apd Ariri
of the current year. The expense Jo thf
Government in communicating thf: a’oovf
warnings to all stations of that, system, in
cluding pay of river observers, was *27.Kf)t
This single cxamjde illustrates Yvhat is
being done in the whole system
The system of seacoast telegrajih iin'*«
is said to be of great value, and its ex
tension along the entire Atlanttc coast is -
Of ihe State weather services. <Tericra
flazen says: “The plan of organizing State
weather services, co-operating with tin!
Signal Service, has met with encourage
ment during the year, and the evident
value of such organizations in affording
means for the rapid and economical dw-.
tribution of the weather forecasts and.
frost and cold wave warnings of this serv
ice has led me to arrange for establishment
of similar service in States where they are >
not now in operation.
The chief signal officer hopes that Con
gress at its next session will recognize the .
successful work performed by Lieutenant
freely and his party in providing promo -
tions of the survivors and support for the
families of those who lost their lives while
serving with this expedition.
The report closes with recommendation*
looking to the establishment of additional
eautionarv stations on the lakes and the
purchase.’at a cost of *K*.000, of a new
building for the accommodation of t'nc bu
The UtpUltaerla Scourge.
miFEMisa. Mkh.. NT s2 —On account
; Qf the prevalence of diphtheria.-all d&nbe*
, and public meetir.as have been prohibited
in this city. The sehowjp ha- c been do*ed
iititl no services were held in the eunrct-.e*-.
b/order of the Board of Health, yester
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