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Compiled from Various Sources.
Chiek-Ji s tick Waite was severely
Injured the other day by being thrown
front a bucking mustang La Yellowstone
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
.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
The steamer Lottie E. Merrill, of Ti
vertown, N. J., was reported lost oft
George's Bank, with all on board, on the
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
The San Domingan Congress has
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
The Assassins of Cllngan, the Folk Cttf
(la.) rotiuater, Xi im Down One of I te
Murderers Killed and the Other At
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
an v
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
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 :
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
they may not. eaten n.
thousand patent medicines
Kited to pre-
vent a person from dying from th
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.

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