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r the first ubsequcnt . . 2O0 oo .. i ; oo 7fl oo to OO .. ! . ' . OO ... 7rt OO 40 00 IS oo .. 75 OO 40 00 fi OO IS OO cents lor BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE. I 1 J. M. HUBBARD, Editor and Proprietor. Half column, a Quarter coluin Klfrhth column One column, tl Half column, t Quarter colimi r n - ttl." nths. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: For one year tin advance) St SO For six months 1 OO Shfhtl VOL. XVIII. NO. 49. BOLIVAR, TENN., THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1883. $1.50 per Annum. i on application. tiers niut ho wltl reaacd to J. M. HUBBARD. Wtit oliviir ffuUctitt PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT M 0 NEWS IN BRIEF, ' Compiled from Various Sources. Chiek-Ji s tick Waite was severely Injured the other day by being thrown front a bucking mustang La Yellowstone Park. . The biennial convention of the Na tional Cotton Exchange of the United Htates met at Fortress Monroe, Va., on the 1th. Governor Cameron, of Virginia, was Invited to a seat in the convention. Thk Leigh Court collection of pic tures U'longins to Sir Philip Niles, Leigh Court, Somersetshire, England, have been purchased by William H. Vanderbilt. The ' price wlls in the neighborhood jf .i-."uO,000. Pricmdkxt Ahthi k lias designated in ef Senator Vance and a grandson of Henry Clay among those who are to appear at fortress Monroe, Va., in October for examination for Second Lieutenancies in the army. : . Thk steamer Pinta, having recently received $100,000 worth of repairs, was obliged to return to port on the 17th, be fore she had fairly got to sea, being unfit for service. Her capacity was found to be six knots an hour. THE Mexican Consul at Tucson, Ariz., had information on the 10th that the ApacheJInfiians hail attacked a town near where General Crook found them, killing five persons. A detachment of troops pur sued, but were defeated with a loss of seven nun. At the election for member of Parlia ment for the Wexford Borough, Ireland, on the 17th, the windows of the Liberal committee were smashed and the Liberal candidate was hooted in the streets. Wil liam Redmond, Paruclite candidate," was elected. e Thk State Department at Washing ton has been informed that the Royal In stitute of the higher studies of Florence bag offered a prize of 5,000 francs to the person presenting the best essay in Latin or Italian on experimental method in science. It was stated at Washington on the ISth that the Yellowstone expedition which the President is to take part in is a regular War Department exploration, and not a junketing party. The President's presence with the outfit will make no difference in the expense nor the size of the pack train. Cholera was reported on the 17th to have spread among numerous villages in Egypt not named in the official reports. At Cairo efforts were being made to isolate the oases which had occurred. At Alexandria stringent measures were enforced. At Dandeta the number of deaths was rapidly decreasing. . Governor Crittenden has refused to remit a fine or forty rtouars assesseu against Henry Schumacher, of Sedalia, Mo., for Belling liquor without license on the Fourth of July, though petitioned to do so by a number of Sedalia citizens. The fine was the first one imposed under the new high-license law. . The total value of exports of bread stuffs from the United States for the month of June, 1883, was $11,5411,936; June, 1888, $0,270,1-0- For the six months ended June 30, MBS, $8&,U8JMB; same period in 1884, IMygQAjMO. For the twelve months ended June 30, 188.1, .$20-',!7',401 ; same time in 18M, $177,001,896. : The second annual exhibition of the National Mining and Industrial Exposition was Opened at Denver, Colo., on the 17th, the ceremonies beginning at noon by a pro cession of trades and industries to the Ex oostion ground. A national salute of thir ty-nine guns was fired. Governor Grant delivered the address of welcome. The reports of deaths from cholera in Egypt on the 17th were as follows: At Damieta, 10 ; at Mansurah, 4."; at Menzaleh. 4; at Samanoud, it; at Cholar, 11; at Cairo, 17; at Chirbin, , and at Talka, . The number of deaths at Cairo during the twenty-four hours ended at eight o'clock on the morning of the 18th was sixty -one. The committee of arrangements for the Louisville (Ky.) Exposition has been officially udvised that President Arthur, Secretaries Folger and Lincoln, and Postmaster-General GroshfjW will leave Wash ington July 30, in a special car tendered them. Another car will be sent to Chicago for General Sheridan andparty, who will leave Louisville for Yellowstone Park. A talking-match occurred at Og densburgh. N. Y., on the 18th, lietween Han Ian and Courtney, the oarsmen. The latter charged the champion with cutting his boat Chautauqua Lake or luring someone to it. Haitian retorted that Courtney was n liar nna a uuei. in n rui-r wu u ion, place late in the afternoon nanlan beat Ross by a quarter mile, making the best four-mile time on record '27:57 H. The cholera was increasing at Cairo on the 19th, and diminishing at the other principal infected points in Egypt. There was a rumor that the disease hail appeared at Trieste. Austria. The number of deaths at Cairo on the 18th was sixty-eight; twenty-One at Damieta, thirty-two at Mansurah, twenty-four at Samanoud, thirty at Ghigeh and twenty two at Chirbin. Official returns mention sixteen towns infected with the disease. The exports of provisions, tallow and dairy products from the United States fo the six months ending June .10, 188.1, wer, $53,515,437 against f."i0,708,ir0 for the snm time in If!. Exports of provisions and tallow for the eight months ending June 30, 181. ffiTi,S,.Vw against $65,474,116 for the same period in 1882. Exports of dairy pro ducts for the two months ended June 30, lft, -2,f0,413 against $2,'2!t,3fU for the same time in 1882. The telegraph edrike took effect a little alter 11 o'clock en the 19th, being gen eral all over the country at the same time. The interruption to business was tempo- The strike was cause 1 by the refusal ra of dM ifi e companies to agree to the operators' tads that all Sunday work should be ile paid; that eight hours shall consti- i a day's work and seven hours a night's tut win k, in place of ten and eight hours re- 1 speettvely; that women shall be paid the same as men, and that pay for all work shall be increased fifteen per cent J PERSONAL AND GENERAL. FjtEKCn import for Juno increased C4,000,000 franc -i as compared with June 1S8-'. Exports decreased 21,000,000 francs. The Toronto (Cana.) authorities, seized 25,00-) cigars the other day for in fraction of the revenue laws. FOUK warehouses, containing grain, flax and oil, were destroyed by fire at Hull, Eng., the other day,' the damage being 100,000. The Spanish Cabinet has given favor able consideration to a project for a tunnel under the straits of Gibraltar. The missing ledger stolen from the Tennessee Treasury, which was said to con tain important evidence againt M. T. Polk, the defaulting Treasurer, has been returned without mutilation of any kind. The steamer Beauharnois, with a pleasure party of 300, ran on a reef in the river at Montreal, Cana., a few days ago, and sank in eight feet of water. A panic seized the people, mostly women and chil dren, but all were rescued. TnBEE hundred journeymen horse shoers struck at Cleveland, O., the other day for higher wages. Burglars ransacked the residence of J. G. Rood, at Wauwatosa, Wis., the other night, and got a thousand dollars' worth of property, including a gold certificate for fnvlk .1. M. Ker, the defaulting clerk of the banking firm of Preston, Kean & Co., Chicago, 111., who was captured in Peru, ar rived in that city a few days ago in the custody of a detective. A boiler explosion in the Glen Falls Paper-mill Company's works,at Glen Falls, N. Y., the other day, destroyed property valued at $100,000, mortally wounded two men, and seriously injured a number of others. The steamer Lottie E. Merrill, of Ti vertown, N. J., was reported lost oft George's Bank, with all on board, on the Kith. A bark laden with rags from Alex andria, Egypt, was quarantined at New Haven, Conn., a few days ago. Newberry, Mich., on the line of the Mackinac & Marquette Railroad, was visit ed by a f 150,000 fire a few days ago. The Commissioner of Internal Rev enue has appointed Isham Young, of Knox ville, Tenn., revenue agent, vice C. M. Hor ton, removed. BlGHT boilers of an anthracite fur nace, operated by Kauffman fc Co., of Read ing, Pa., exploded on the 17th. Two men were fatally injured and a number badly hurt. The San Domingan Congress has O fS fixed an export duty on tobacco graduated with a view to prevent exportation of im mature leaf. The President has approved the sen tence of dismissal in the case of Lieut. Sam uel N. Holmes, of the Thirteenth Infantry, recently tried by court-martial at Ft. Bliss, Tex., for duplicating pay accounts. Th official order dismissing him from the ser vice has been issued. A freight train w.ts wrecked on the Reading Railroad, near Shamokin, Pa., the other day, killing a passenger. A CYCLONE swept through Fort At kinson, Wis., on the ltith, wrecking one hun dred buildings and injuring six persons. At Fon du Lac, a section of ninety -two feet of an electric light tower was blown over up on some buildings and a three hundred pound weight went crashing to the last ceilings, where it suspended itself over the head of a saloon-keeper. Considerable damage was done in Illinois on the same day, Pekin suffering the worst, the damage there being estimated at $50,000. There is to be a contest over the es tate of Louis C. Hammersley, of New York, valued at $7,000,000. Fifty 'longshoremen struck in Brook lyn, N. Y., on the 17th for an advance from twenty to twenty-five cents per hour in their wages. There was frost at Davenport, Iowa, on the morning of the lsth. Two voung girls, llattic Arkell and Bessie Morley, were drowned while bath ing in the lake at Port Stanley, Ont., a few days ago. The shock came with double force on Mr. Arkell, whose brother Robert died suddenly the day before in London. At Vernon, La., the other day two Barnard brothers, charged with murder, were released from jail by an armed mob. The jury for the trial of M. T. Polk, Tennessee's defaulting Treasurer, was sworn in nt Nashville on the 17th, and the trial was commenced. At Bedford, Eng., on the 18tb, while playing lawn tennis, a young army officer, named DeVere, shot dead a Miss McKay and immediately committed suicide. Some scoundrel opened a switch on the railroad near Knoxville, Tenn., the other night and turned a train of cars into a zinc furnace, causing a bad wreck of train and building. General Sir Evelyn Wood has re turned to Egypt in consequence of the out break of cholera at Cairo. In the thousand-yards rifle contest at Wimbledon, Eng., on the 18th, Wilson, of the Ulster Rifles, scored sixty -six; Dr. Scott, the only American contestant, scored sixty -t wo. ( rsroM-nousE officers at Halifax, N. S., discovered a number of boxes of contraband tobacco lieiug landed from a coasting vessel the other day.and seized both vessel and tobacco. Father CHoran, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., has forbidden Sunday-school children to wear bangs or frizzes in church. A stroke of apoplexy caused ex Congressinan Archibald McAllister to drop dead at AltoonaPa., the otlier afternoon. W. L. Ewing, Mayor of St. Louis, Mo., was married at Vincennes, Ind., a few days ago, to Miss Mollie Fleming. After a trifling uuarrel with her lover. Miss Ida Bussells. aged eighteen vears, whose parents reside in Lancaster County, Va., repaired to her room and committed suicide by blowing her brains out with a revolver. A farmer near Coshocton. O., find ing a stranger in his house '.he other night, and taking him for a burglar, killed him with a club. The Grand Ixnige of the American legion of Honor ha adopted a resolutior calling for a reduction of salaries of offi cer;.. An explosion seriously damaged the Yonkers (N. Y.l Gas-Light W rks, the other day, and iniured several irsons. Swain, the man arrested at Nash ville, Tenn., for stealing the ledger, so list. portant in the Polk trial, has oonfesso.l he took it at the instigation of ex -Treasurer Polk; also, that he received $175 for the deed. In the Criminal Court at Washington, . D. C, on the 18th, Judge Wylie dismissed the pleas in abatement filed against the star-route indictment in the Kellogg case. A motion to quash was filed. In an affray at Toyah, Tex., on the 18th, between the cowboys and State Rang-1 ers, one of the former was killed and an other mortally wounded. Postmasters have been notified by. the Department to make preparation for the reduction in postage, "which takes effect October 1. Senning, the American student who fought a fatal duel in Germany, has been arrested in Switzerland. Fire among the shipping in Brooklyn (N. Y. ) harbor on the 10th destroyed sev eral vessels and a pier. Twelve firemen were badly injured, and the captain of a vessel was drowned. It was thought the loss would reach $2,000,000. -John L. IIechman, cx-Supreme Treasurer of the Catholic Knights of Amer ica, has gone to Europe. Reports on the 10th made him short in his accounts all the way from $10,000 to $G0,000. The Virginia State Republican Com mittee has elected Congressman Dezeudorf Chairman and declared in favor of James G. Blaine for President. Fobs farmers were arrested near Newry, Ireland, on the 10th for beating nearly to death a man who took a farm from whica the previous tenant had been evicted. Andrew Mercer died in Canada, leaving an estate worth $250,000 and no will. It has been decided fhat the property escheats to the Dominion Government, which represents the crown. Four men robbed a bank in Cold water, Mich., in broad daylight the other day, one creeping into the vault and secur ing a package of jewelry before the cashier discovered him. The news of the recent assault upon the American Consulate and wounding of the acting Consul at Monterey, Mex., has been confirmed. The steamer Daphne, which sank in launching at Glasgow, Scotland, recently, has been floated. Twenty-seven more bodies were found. The Government telegraph lines of; Venezuela have been opened to a connection with the Texas system. At Wellington, O., Marshal George Brainard saw two suspicious character prowling about the street under his window the other night, and went down and ordered them to halt. After exchanging shots with them he was hit in the jugular vein, anil soon expired. The murderers were caught. The son of a farmer named Zimmer, living near Milwaukee, Wis., lost a leg a few days ago wirile hiding in the grass to surprise his father, who was driving a mower. Employes in the Bessemer Steel Works, at Chicago, 111., presented a de mand to the company on tho 10th for a change from work by the day to work bjr the ton. The company refused the demand, and 2,000 men struck. The funeral of Turn Thumb tools place at Bridgeport,"Conn., on the 10th with Masonic ceremonies. Fully ten thousand people viewed the remains. The wedding of Sir Charles Michael Woolseley, Baronet, and Miss Anita The resa Murphy, daughter of D. T. Murphy, of San Francisco, Cal., occurred at Kensing ton, Eng., ou the 19th. Minister Lowell witnessed the ceremony. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The business failures throughout tho United States and Canada during the seven days ended on the 20th numbered 108 as compared with 150 last week. They wero distributed as follows: New England States, 15: Middle, 23; Southern, 17; West ern, 63; Pacific States and Territories, 25; Canada and provinces, 28, and New York City, 10. The telegraphers'' strike continued on the 20th. Considerable embarrassment was experienced at St. Louis, and the best ope rators on duty had plenty of extra work, being required to stay at their post all sorts of hours. From other points various reports were received. The business was generally delayed, but still moved. The European powers were increas ing quarantine regulations against persons, goods and vessels from Egypt on the 20th, owing to tho prevalence of cholera. There were forty deaths from chokra at Cairo on the 19th, twenty-nine at Mansurah, twenty-four at Samanoud, twenty-eight at Ghizeh, forty-four at Chirbin and three at Damieta. Two regiments of British troops had gone to Suez. The steamer City of Washington was quarantined at Havana, Cuba, on the 20th, with twenty-seven sick on board. Coal'Oil Johnny, the bunko man, was shot dead by his wife in Terre Haute, Ind., n few days ago. A. D. Bullcm'K & Co.'s curled hair and bristle factory at Fairmount, a suburb of Cincinnati, O., was entirely destroyed by j fire on the 20th. The establishment covered I five acres of ground with numerous build ings and gave employment to 150 men. The total loss was $215,000; insurance, $100, 000. The recent failure of Phinney & Jack son, of Portland, Me., was caused by sim ulations of one of the partners, who lost over $100,00 ) of the firm's money. About 400 Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians left the Indian Territory under military escort for Pine Ridge agency, Dakota, on the 20th. George McMillan, a wife murderer, was hanged at Canton, O., on the 20th. ; Robert Wilson, who shot and killed rVank B. Rnssell m the 2!th or September, iss2, was legally executed at Memphis, Tenn., and David Timberlake, a negro who made an assault on a nine-year-old colord girl, was swung off at Lexington, Ky. Two heavy failures were announced on the 20th, that of the Manchester Iron and Steel company, capital sbck $V0,0o0T at Pittsburgh, Pa., and that of E. W. Uol brook S: Co., cotton goods manufacturers, with liabilities of $750,000, at New York. By an explosion in a powder-mill at St. Petersburg, Russia, the other day, the mixing room was destroyed, nine persons ; were killed and two severely injured. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. There is a community of some fifteen families residing in the neighborhood of Nauvoo, Marshall County, W. Va., which profess the Mormon faith and act accord ing to its teachings to a great extent. Tliey are not thorough polygamists. Not long since one of the old sisters was afflict ed with an ailment that baffled the skill of her physicians. She then insisted that one of the prophets of her church from the "City of the Saints" should be sent for. He came and laid his hands upon her, and she at once declared herself greatly better. Whether the improvement was permanent was not stated. ,lir!i The registration of voters in Louis ville, Ky,, is 23,372 white and 4,737 colored, a total of 28,109, or about 7,000 more votes than have over been polled in that city. Apples are falling off the trees in Kentucky to such an extent, it is feared th crop will be short. A deaf mute of Mercer County. Ky., has invented an electrical instrument which enables him to hear an ordinary conversa tion. A queer accident happened to a little girl in Atlanta, 6a., the other day. She was working with a sewing machine, and was running it at a good rate of speed, when the driving-rod, which was made of wood, snapped in two, and one piece pene trated the flewhy part of her leg below the Jmee, tearing the flesh fh a terrible manner. As soon as the broken rod entered the child's flesh the machine stopped, and in order to remove the wood the wheel of the machine had to be turned by hand. Two young men of Wroodstock, Ga., were such desperate rivals for the hand of a lady that a duel became the only means of settling their troal !es. Bowie-knives were selected as the weapons, and Mount Carmel graveyard as the place. Principals and seconds were on time, but soon became involved in a fist-fight and broke up in dis order. The prosperity of the Louisiana sqgar planters is shown by the fact that $600,000 is being expended in and around Donald son for improved machinery, new sugar houses, bagasse burners, etc. A Fluvanna County (Va.) farmer who rents out his land and manages his tenants cloared fourteen dollars an acre on his land last year. A turtle was brought into Cedar Key, Fla., a few days ago, that weighed 425 pounds. Information has been received at the Treasury Department at W ashington that "filled" twenty-dollar gold pieces have ap peared in Tennessee and other parts of the South. Bob Parsons stepped cut of a window at Dallas, Tex., the other night to slip up on a supposed burglar, who was trying to get in the front door. He stepped on the spout of an oil can which a carpenter had left under the window. The spout entered the bottom of his foot and came out at the top, and his physician feared lockjaw would result. An epidemic among hogs in thevicin- ity of'Atistfn, Tex., is said to be carrying off large numbers. They take sick and die very suddenly. During a heavy storm in Talcott County, Jld., the other day the dwelling of Frank Willis, near Wye Mill, was struck by Jightning and his eldest daughter was hilled. On a narrow-gauge road in Dodge County, Ga., a few days ago, four cars went through a burning bridge, by which three men lost their lives and ten others were wounded. - Fire at Monroe, La., the other morn ing destroyed a restaurant, the old Post office, two residences and a number of tenements. The property destroyed was valued at about $11,000. At one time the entire town was threatened with destruc tion, as a high wind prevailed at tho time of the fire. A Georgia negro, a few dtlys ago, coughed up a cocklebur that has been lodged in his throat for more than three years, giving him much pain. After a married life of "sixty-seven years,. Amelia Sanford, of Milledgeville, Ga., died recently at the age of eghty-eight years. Her husband is ninety-two. It is proposed among the cotton fac tors of New Orleans to set asido two cents nn the bale on their cottonreceiptsto the stock of the Exposition. Such subscription would amount to $25,0J0. If this is done, other cotton associations and the sugar and rice interests will assume a similar tax, all of which, it is estimated, would raiso about $100,000 more. Near Paducah, Ky., the other day a negro herb doctor named Fletcher stabbed and killed his wife and mother-in-law with a butcher knife and then made his escape. His children gave the alarm. A most remarkable case of deter nuned suicide was recently reported from Hampton, Ga. A negro climbed ten feet up a tree and launched himself the third time from a limb, after adjusting a ropo about his neck, before successfully hanging himself. At the first two attempts he touch ed the ground. The l ark Menrovia sailed from New York the other morning for Liberia with fifteen negro colonists. The negroes were all from the South. A handsome college building thai will accommodate six hundred students is going up at Decatur, Tex. A citizen of Gallatin County, Ky., has a watermelon patch containing 2,700 hills. A few years ago he sold $500 worth of melons the product of one acre. By a boiler explosion in Clarendon, 8. C, the other day, a mule which was hitched to a water-cart standing a few feet from the engine was blown out of the shafts a distance of twenty yards or more, and alighted on his feet nose the worse for his rapid .transit eacep a few scalds on his legs. A Virginia dog died of sunstroke. Bids for the hire of Texas convicts were opened at Austin a few days ag- Hawley and Allen bid tor all convicts and two penitentiaries for six years, at eighty thousand dollars per annum. There are 2,300 cSavtrtc. Four other bids were for a limited number of couvicU and s Uop room at sixty cents per day for Urat-class con victs, and forty cents foreeond-chS6s. The awarding of contracts mu postponed for several days. A new post-office in Georgia has beeu christened "Hat Off" bocause there is one "ttetton" post -office in the State already. A BIG FIRE. Three Vessels and Their Cargoes Totally Destroyed at the Harheet Ioek, ltrook ljn Twelve Firemen Seriously Injured, One Fatally. New Tonx, July 19. At about 10iW o'clock this morning sparks from the engine fell into a pile of jute which had just been landed Ott Har bect Dock from the ship Lawrence E. De lap, from Calcutta. The dock was filled with hemp, jute and coffee. The flames spread with incredible rapidity, and in a few minutes the entire dock was ablaze. The Delap was the first vessel to catch Are, and all her rigging was burned before she could be towed out. Next to her on the south side of the doek was the ship Perse verance, also from Calcutta, which arrived yesterday, and on the north side lay the ship Col. Adams, from Calcutta. To both these vessels the flames communicated, and the crews jumped overboard for safety. In the meantime a general alarm had been sent out, and five steamers and fuur hook-and-ladder trucks were soon on the spot. When the firemen reached the dock the sup- fiorts of Jhe roof gave way, and the roof ell In with a terrific crash, burying over a dozen firemen and dock hands be neath the ruins. A rescuing party was quickly formed and the men dragged out from the blazing rafters. None of them wore dead, but all were more or less burned and bruised. Firemen McNamara, McDon ald and McDongal, of Hook and Ladder Truck No. :d, were injured seriously. A commotion just then occurred in the crowd, and the chief of the battalion gave orders to clear the dock, as the ship Lawrence Delap, which was now on fire above and below, contained 4,50'J bags of saltpeter. A rush was made by the crowd to the further end of the dock. While this was going on the hoisting derrick, from which sup ports had been burned, fell over on the wharf with a crash, knocking two dockmen overboard. Custom-house Inspector Rarraden, in at tempting to escape from the ship Col. Adams, was severely burned about the face and hands. The ships Perseverance and Col. Adams had by this ' time been towed far out in the stream, and tho tugs poured streams into their holds. The efforts of the firemen were mainly directed to extinguish ing the flames on board tho Lawrence E. Delap, in which it was momentarily feared an explosion would take place. Three men were seen to throw the trunk of Captain Grove, of the ship Lawrence Delap, overboard, containing 2,000 and $4,000 worth of jewelry belonging to his wife. It was picked up by river thieves, who rifled it. The wife and child of Cap tain Grove were saved. Twelve firemen were badly injured by the falling ia of tho burning roof of the "pier, but only one is thought to be fatally hurt. The ship De lap burned to the water's edge. She was valued, with cargo, at $150,0u). The ship Col. Adams burned at the pier. The bark Perseverance floated into the stream and burned to the water's edge. Total less is estimated at $1,000,000. Tcllow Ferer al Vera Our. Washington, D. C, July 19. The following dispatches have been re ceived by the Surgeon-General of the Ma rine Hospital Service: Veha Cruz, Mexico, July 18. 7V Suiyron-GfTicral Hamilton, WcuMnffyto: Yellow fever is prevailing with ununia! se verity. There were ninety deaths In May, 261 rd June, 144 to tint in July. The number of uew cases is diminishing,' especially anringrst the shipping, for want of material. An excep tional feature has been the prevalence of tho disease :imonst the shipping, usually exempt. Not counting tho steamers of the Alexander line, saven per cent, of American sailors die of fever. It commenced in port amongst Norwe gian vessels. These have suffered most. They are particularly dantrer..us because most of them clear for our gulf ports. (Siirncdl Gihteras, Assistant SurKeon Marine Hospital Service. at ocr noons. Ntw OHLEAN8, La., July 18. To Surgfm-GnrroI Hamilton, Waxltington: The steamship Buteshine arrived at quaran tine July 17 witti six cases of yellow fever on lxiard. riho has had thirteen in all. The steamship Merchant arrived at quarantine July 16; one death from yellow fever. Both are from Vera t.'ruze. (SigrnedJ Joseph Jones, M. D.t President Hoard of Health. Surgeon-General Hamilton says no case of yellow fever has yet appeared on shoro it the United States, and he believes tho precautions taken will prevent its ingress beyond quarantine limits. Aerial Navigation. Bnunon km, Ixr., July lfl. In the Secretary of State's office yester day George W. Starr, James Donnell. and Josph Gotthelp filed a certificate for incor poration of what is to be known as the "Aerial Navigation Company of Chicago." The object of this corporation is stated to be "the transportation of passengers and freight through the air." Two millions of dollars comprise the capital stock of the new corporati in, and each share to be sold at -20. The total number of shares is to lie 20,000. The immense amount of capital stock,togetherruh the comparatively small number of shares,is evidence that the scheme is something more than an aggregation of intangible ideas, and from the informa tion gleaned it is probable something more will be heard of the "Aerial Navigation Company" in the near future. It is as serted that the machines to be manu factured by this company are a perfection of the one tested at Hartford, Conn., nearly two years ago.which at that time attracted such a widespread interest. Immediate steps are to be taken towarft the manu facture of a monster machine of great power and capacity, and if the Inventors of the machine are not over enthusiastic it will be but a few months before the scientific and inventive world will be elec trified by the announcement of attained perfection in aerial navigation. A Hideous Hoax. 8t. Louis, Mo., July . Early this morning a report began cir culating to the effect that General Grant had dropped dead on the street in New York City. The story was that some of he personal friends of General Grant in this city had received a dispatch conveying the information of the' ex -President's death. -A great many friends of the Grant family in this city were seen, but none of them had received such a tele gram. Bulletins were posted in some of the newspaper offices saying that a dis patch had been received announcing Grant's death, but that it lacked confirma tion and was probably a canard. The great body of the people believed the report and about nine a. m. flags were floating at half-mast on all the public buildings in honor f the illustrious dead. After twelve o'clock dispatches were re ceived at the Western Union office slating that Grant was alive and well. A Misplaced Switch Causes a Wreck. Ksoxvili-e, Txxi., Jury 19. Yesterday morning, a mile east of the city, the express train, going at full speed, was thrown from the main track by a mis placed switch. The train struck four coal cars on a side track, demolishing them. The engine jumped the track, ran into the main building works just erected by the East Tennessee Valley Zinc Company, tearing away the whole side of the build ing and playing havoc' with the machinery of the locomotive. The engine ran into a stationary engine of the Zinc Company, demolishing the latter completely. CAPTURED. The Assassins of Cllngan, the Folk Cttf (la.) rotiuater, Xi im Down One of I te Murderers Killed and the Other At relied. Des Moines, July 18. The Polk City murderers wore captured Saturday in a large grove out in Shelby County. The fugitives stole two liorse3 near Angus, Wednesday morning, and since then they have been closely pursued until Friday night, when they sought shelter in the grove above meutioned. The grove cov ers an area of about one hundred and fifty acres, and as the country is very bluffy and abounds in heavy timber and dense under brush, it rendered concealment for the des peradoes comparatively easy, while it was hazardous for the pursuers to approach. They concluded to close In on them, however, and accordingly stationed them selves about twenty feet apart and gradually inarched to the center. They had not gone far before Willis Halleek. of Extra, discov ered them concealed in the grass. He im mediately called out; " Here they are, men." At tills the two sprang up and one of them shot Halleek in the right side. The wound will probable prove fatal. The pursuit was then abandoned for the night, but guard was stationed around the grove. The assassins made an attempt to escape about four o'clock Saturday morning, but were met with a volley of buckshot At nine o'clock the pursuers were rem foroed by a crowd of some eight hundred men, who had assembled to assist in the chase. They then formed in a circle and inarched in on them, firing at intervals. An encounter ensued, in which one of the mur derers named Gates was fatally wounded, but had time to confess that he had shot both Mayor Stubbs and Postmaster Clingan before he expired. He also said that their object was robbery. Ho requested to be taken to some house that he might die in peace, but the driver in whose wagon he was lying said: "Cursed if I will haul him any further," and threw him out on the ground just as he was dying. His pal, known as Hardy, alias Smith, was captured, a rope placed around his neck, and bo un doubtedly would have paid the penalty with his life on the spot, but he showed a dispo sition to reveal matters of interest. The mob procured a rope, and started for the railroad bridge with the intention of lynch ing him. On arriving there the prisoner was granted permission to indite a letter to his mother, and afterwards was allowed to address the people assembled. Standing there with the rope around his neck, th wretch spoke as follows: "GKSTI.EMIS AND pEI.WJ W-ClTtMNB: I an placed in rather peculiar circumstances be fore you this afternoon. You may think that 1 have had experience in this business, but 1 have not. I will take my oath that until Jul , 1888, I never bad anything to do with an; such business, but through influence of tha man Crawford I was persuaded to leave my mother for the purpose of making money. You may think by my appearance that I have been in the business some time, but men In this biz do not wear (rood clothes. I never had eo poor a suit on before In my life. If you think that I am guilty of the. crime of murder, thon you ma' hang me; but I am not. I never killed a man. and never expect to. Boys, there are many of you about How would vou like to be swung- off this bridge Into eternity. Medi t ate on it, and if you think it is Just show me as much mercy as you think 1 deserve If there Is any Christian in this audience, or friends who will speak in my behalf, I would like to have them do so." Better counsel prevailed, and Sheriff Lit tleton took the prisoner to Harlan, where he wss confined in the County Jail, fine Wess Maddy, of Maine, was alto shot by one of the fugitives. Death of Charles Stratton, brated Ilwarf. the Celc MJDDI.EBOBO, Mass., July U. General Tom Thumb died of apoplexy Sunday morning. He had been slightly In disposed for several clays, but no serious re sults were anticipated. He leaves a widow, who had been on the stage with him since 1S03. He was forty-six years of age. His correct name was Charles Stratton, and he came to the notice of P. T. Bar piun in November, 1842, and the show man describes him as being under two feet high, weighing less than sixteen pounds, beautifully formed; a blonde, with ruddy cheeks and mirthful eyes. Bantu m IiJt .1 need Stratton to the public on Deceit' ';er 8, 1842, by the name that afterward pro ceded him around the world General Tom Thumb. Hex paid the little midget 9i a week, wi h expenses for himself and his mother for four weeks. Then he was re engaged for twelve months at it a week, but long before this term expired Mr. Bamum paid him 825 a "eek. In January, 1846, Tom Thumb, now getting fifty dollars a week and expenses, set sail with Barnum for Europe in the Yorkshire, a sailing ship. The little General proved a decided hit in En gland, France and Germany, and the state ment never afterward omitted from the show bills, that he was exhibited "before crowned heads" was literally true. In the autumn, Tom Thumb returned with his manager, who was then the proprietor of the museum that bore his name, and early the next year the mite returned again to Europe. When, three mouths later, he again came back to America, his value as curiosity had grown greater than before. Barnum took in $5,504.01 in twelve days with him in Philadelphia, and $070. 9e in one day in Providence. Mr. Barnum took him to Havana and made a great deal of money there. After that the dwarf was put In charge of agents of Mr. Barnum, who had no desire to spend his life in travel. In 1857 Bamnm took Tom Thumb and Cordelia Howard, a child who was famous as Little Eva In "Uncle Tom'a Cabin," to Europe, and in 1862 he engaged Lavinia and Minnie Warren, two tiny sis ters, to the former of whom Tom Thumb lost his heart' at the showman's home in Brjdgeport. At the old museum, where tho fitfafd building now stands, the receipt': (principally because of the presence of the noted little man and the Warrens) were frequently 3,000 a day. The fact that Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were to be married re doubled the popular interest in them, and Bamnm offered them f 15, 000 to postpone the wedding a month. This was indignantr ly refused. The showman resisted the temptation to have their wedding viewed by the public at so much a seat, though he said he could have made 825,000 by exhibiting the ceremony in the Academy of Music They were married 1n Grace Chnrch, and held a reception afterward in the Metropoli tan Hotel. This was In 1862. Of late years the name of Tom Thumb oc curred outside of museum show bills, when be and his wife escaped with their lives, but lost some money and jewelry in the burning of the Newell House, at Milwaukee. General Tom Thumb long ago grew In height, became stout, and ceased to be the smallest mortal on exhibition. He wore a mustache and a begird. Three generations of Americans sat before him. A little tin box, containing powder and percussion caps, was found in a bale of cot ten recently opened in the picker-room of It'!. ode lidaad OOtton mill. FACTS AMI FIGURES. The shipment of wheat from Du luth, Minn., from Sept. 1, ISHx, to Juno 1, 18S,'l, were 3,.ry2'2,:M bushels. There are 25,381 manufactories in the United States, the average number of hands employed being 2,7.,fi. and the money paid per auuuiu in wages about 180000.000 stoning. Tho num ber of manufactories has doubled during the last ten years. A7. 1". 7 7W1 .-. A Montana firm bought n,XMi head of cattle on tha.Sun Uivor and TeltoB rauge about a year ago for $1 :.". hki cash. They were sold to a Colorado syndicate recently for $2.V.00), the in crease in the value and the inrrease in the herd netting 100,000 in one year. Chicago Tribtm . It ma) uol be generally known that the hog furnishes more export hiaterial than the cattle, dairy product-, hor s, mules, sheep and poultry together. In 1879-"80 the hog produois amotuited to $180,087,720, while the product of all oilier domestic animals was ontj !H",-870,382.- . '. I, mid. An idea of the increase of rOal estate in New York City may be had from the statement tihafc two buildings iveontly lorndouu at the corner of Ilioadway and Nineteenth slreeN. vhicli"co-t their owner $9:500 originally, occupy a site w hich Is now vahtod gt$950,00a Last year the rent for the two building- was &.00C, N. Y. Sun. --It is estimated that Washington Territory will send abroad this year ;!:V),n0O,(H0 feet of lumber, 2T)(,000 'tons of coal, 'JOO.OOO pounds of hop;. 200.0O.I eases of salmon, "i, (100,000 mishels f Wheat, 8,000,000 bushels of oatr, 1". 000 bushels of potatoes, and .600,000 pounds of wool. In cargoes of l.ioO tons, this quantity of produce will load 900 large ships, or three every da) in the year except Sundays. The agricultural laliorers of Mis sissippi, :i 10,000 in round numbers, em bracing men, women and children, in-i eluding children from ten years of ago up to men and women of threescore, manage to wring from the Los nn ol mother earth the magnitiecnl aggregate, of !$().'5,701,8 1 1 per annum, or nearly $188 to every man, woman and child engaged in stirring the soil and gather ing fruits. The iunev value of the farms in the. Slate in l-u was $9' 844.915, against $81,716,678 in L870, which shows a wholesome Increase in value. ("iirtigo Hcrahi. With only two c.Wdptions the Judges of the Sumvhic .tirt are wealthy. Judge Blatchford is worth al least NS,000,0u0, and has no children nobody but his wife and self; Jutlgi Matthews i worth, at a very low osU mate, $S0t,HM; Wooch $100,000; Waile, $2)0,lK0; Field, $7oti,000; Judge Cray, $160,000, und he is an ohl bachelor; Bradley, &6O0,OX. Judges Miller ami Harlan are bo'th booy'meh. Their only income is their salary. So you see we have the enormous sum of $1S,G50,0I represented by seven men on the Su preme bench an average of $3,118,000. N. T. Tribune. WIT AMI WISIHI I. When a river is in its bed, Its only covering is a sheet of water. "Can you tell me the cause of u boil?"Certainlv; a lire under a kettle oi water. A. Y. Journal. The-remark of the gent leman that he wished his head was covered with gray hair was not surprising, in view of the fact that he was I aid. If you don't want evil things said of vou, don't do evil tilings. . It is poor policy to grow feat hern for your en emy's arrows. N. Y HstuUi. "Don't be afraid."' said a snob U a German laborer, "sit down and mako yourself my equal. '' . "I would had" l plow my prain out," was the; reply of the Teuton.- Clu'caao Triinnc. The experience of Naomi, daughter of Knooh, should not ! gotten by, American girls. She clared that she would not marry one who was not "just perfect, she did not rret a husband until fhe for- do. an v and slid was 680 years old. Philadelphia New. An old negro passing along the street stepped on a torpedo ingeniously placed in his way b) a boy. When the thing exploded he raPned and said: "Auh! nebcr see such tt town as dis. Da's' been tryin' ler blow me up ebsi since I come hcah. Whilo folks nuiO take me for tho (Jarof Bussia. -Arkaii-saw Traveller. He "May I call you revenge?" She " Why?' He- " BecstMfc revenge is so sweet." She " Certainly yo i may, provided, liowever. you will let me call you Vengeance." He -"And why would you call mo Vengeance?" She "Because vengeance is mine. ' And she became his in a few months nfUT. Hoxton Poit. Fifty Texan bullocks are n'puted to have run wild in Chicago tho oi tor (lay. The populace was trampled on, one man killed, and the citizens in re turn all joined in a private buffalo hunt. A cold-blooded morning contemporary heads the dispatch containing the news, "Hence these Steers," but the pun is only intelligible in a room when the a cow-sticks are perfect in 1 eiferv way. .San Francisro S'run-f. V r. Don't strike matches on an oil painting. Old overalls make very nice summer scarfs. Never beat the door mat on the piano legs. Never cut oil cloth with a now pair of scissors. To remove mildew from bronze, use a rat tail file. An oM starch-can painted green makes a nice jardiniere. Always remember that old Ixjot-lrgs make gx l hinges.- To destroy the smell of paint pour kerosene on toe tloof. Never beat eggs with a ctrrTY-Crtmh - unless the .-....! I, ,u kanl n i i-'.t i v in z 113 mill jt. 1 1 . - ni.1 ! - . knife to sharpen it an t : ldM -Sill. Vuck?H Fami'y ticrap-1 Fourteen persons li. in Philadelphia last m three of small-pox. T pears to be a fatal d I sea bear of persons getting of "bid age k, and only former ap but we don't ..... .;...,..! In order that the severa adM-rtise.l they may not. eaten n. thousand patent medicines Kited to pre- vent a person from dying from th ap- natvtit v incurable di-ea-e OIu ae. hundreds of there no-trum- " effectually ward off the malady, ear cially if the patient take- an overdose. Norriskwn Herald.