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VOL. XXII. BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY-, JULY 15, 1887. NO. 47. TT O AX A AX t' Ian WORLD AT LARGE. Summary of tho Dally News. WASHINGTON NOTES. Fred iJoiciLAOs, who has been making qmto an extensive tour to Europe, is ex peeted to return to Washington in Septem ber, and the colored people arc making ar rangements to welcome him home with a public reception. Uommani'Er Lcaiit reports the man-of-war Iroquois rotten and unlit for sea. The vessel is a third-rate and built of wood. Hlie hah been ordered to Mare Island. The Becretary of the Interior has ren- 1 dered a decision that teamsters and others not actually at the seat of war with Mexico are not entitled to benefits under the Bounty Land act. Land Commissiosek Sparks, in answer to a communication from a settler suffering from drouth, nyn he would be willing to extend the benefits of the granhopper clause of the Lund act in cases of drouth. Tim Treasury Department has decided that an American vessel which arrived at New York with a cargo of fish, caught off the coast of Newfoundland, is exempt from the contir ued superviion of custom officers on the ground that she did not clear Irom a foreign port and beeansa her cargo was free of duty. Tns Government receipts for the first week of July were $ 10,0yj,S03 less than the expenditures. The list of the contributors to the Oar- field campaign fund of 180 from the Tatent Office, as unearthed in the late Disbursing Clerk Bacon's papers, was made public on the 7th, but only one clerk from Missouri and. not a single one from Kansas was down on the list. C)c vu J. Harvet, late an employe of the Treasury Department, has been arrested, charged with defrauding the Government. His defalcations were thought to be about ro,ox). THK KAST. A moscment to the late General Bum- side was unveiled at Providence. It. I., on the 4th. The work is of brouzo and rcpre sents the General on horseback nine feet high. The other morning a man by the name of Glacun Evans Olds was found dead in his room In New York, dressed in woman's clothes A.v aeronaut named Clarago has died in Olenn, N. Y., from the effects of a fall from las balloon on the 4th. The comedian Edward Lamb died at Brooklyn recently. His trouble was cancer of the stomach. He was fifty-eight years old and had boen an actor for thirty- five years. Justice Cowman at New York the other day committed Vintrolia Van Rensselaer, a ten-year-old colored girl, to the House of Mercy, but the sister of mercy in charge refused to receive her because sno was colored. . In a speech at Scranton, Pa., the other evening, T.'V. Powderly urged the neces sity for rest raint on immigration. He want cd all new coiners to have been self-sup porting at their old homes. While Postmaster Flanagan and his clerks were delivering mail at Astoria, L. I., the other day some person entered the roar of the ofllce and carried off a book of blank postal notes, together with the stamps and punches used in issuing them Ci.ar!ndon, l'a., was swept by nro on the riluht of the 4th. But very little was left of tho place, the loss amounting to The mortality of New i ork excites alarm. On the 4th 'J00 deaths occurred ; on the 5th, 'JOS. JSix suicides were repotted in New York in one day recently. Ninr persons were seriously injured bv tho fall of tho roof of a dining hall during a picnic given bv St John's Catholic Church at Kvisquehanna, Pa., on the th. BtciiAiU) CitoNAX, while attempting to swim across Niagara river recently, start ing from tho "Maid of tho Mist" landing. was caught in a current aud carried down through the whirlpool rapids, lie was from Boston. John Slade & Co., dry goods. New York, liavo assigned. Preferences, $SfJ,110. The attendants, Mcllugh and Clcary, who wera lately placed in custody by the ver dict of tho coroner's jury, who accused them of beating an inmate of Ward's Island Insane Asylum, named George Earns, so brutally that tho man died, have been in dieted for manslaughter by the New York grand jury. Yan 1'hon Lee, a Chinaman who gradu ated with high honors at Yale recently, has been married to Miss Elizabeth MaudJe- rome, a New Haven, Conn., heiress. At a meeting of the First Assembly dis trict of the United Labor party at New Yoik Rev. Dr. Edward McGlynn was elect ed it delegate to tho national convention at Syracuse on August 10. Makk HriAN'soN, a well-known sculptor, while at work on tho Government building a! Erie, Pa., recently, fell from tho roof to the ground. He was picked up dead The works of the Conesus Lake Salt and ?1 ining Company at LakevUlo, N. Y., burned the o.t her day. Loss, J.0,000. The Boston Daily Alitrtixer and the imf 7iVwtf have been sold to Charles E. AVhitin, of Whitinsville, for flOO.iWO. Tho " stock of the old corporation is wiped out, mid all of the old stockholders retire from tlipownersliip in the new concern. Foktt ladies took the white and black vails at the Malinckrndt (Gorman) convent at Wilkeslmrre, Pa., on the 0th. Ji ihie Wallace, of the United States Circuit Court at New York, has given a de cision in the case or the United States against General Badeau to recover $10,57 which it was claimed that he had kept while he was Consul General at London. The result was a verdict in favor of the t.'cneral. An explosion of gun cotton at the celu l.u.l works at Arlington, N. J., caused tho deaths of a man and a woman recently. A dozen others were injured. Loss, $."0,000. WAi.Tr.u Vkooman. a socialistic Knight cf Labor, was snubbed on a recent visit to tho headquarters at Philadelphia. A riot was reported at the West Leisen ring (Pa.) coke works on tho 7th. Four of tho strikers were shut anil killed and two wounded. Later the reports were denied. An excited reeling prevailed ail over the coke region. Cyki s W. Field published a card in New York the other morning stating that he ind Gould were on tho best oT term a and that reports to the contrary were false. He (Field) and associates had sold 7S.0O0 hares of Manhattan to Gould, but there would be no change in the directory. Sevfn hundred of Dr. McGlynn's former parishioners recently held a meetiug at which the Pope and Archbishop Corrigan were jeered at and threats of excommuni cation detled. Tin: WEST. McMrHN. the desperado and pal "lUinkv" Morgan, has been North Lansing. Mich. captu red Thomas 8. Baldwin- dropped from a bal loon, bs'. Jing a parachute, ut Quincy, III., on the 4th. He reached the ground in safety. Tub Union Labor party of Ohio has nom inated the following ticket: Governor, John Diet, of Tiffin; Lieutenant-Governor, F. M. McDonald, of Sprmglield ; Supreme Judge, long term, Tim O' Conner, of Cincin nati; short term, Granville N. Tut tie, of le: Aud. tor. O. J. Sutter, of Akrcn; Treasurer. E. P. Harter, of A1U nnc; .Attorney-General. William Baker, of Newark; member of public works Carl A. Reader, of Cleveland. Nahdizaz, the Apache who was found guilty of murder in the first decree of the killing of Lieutenant Mott, at San Carlos, March 12, and sentenced to imprisonment 1 : I fe.br beta sent to the prison at Ches ter, la. The Judge of the United States Circuit Court at Portland, Ore., has authorized a receiver to charge nioro for a short than for a long haul. The American partv closed a three days secret session ut San Krancisco on the Oth. The platform declared against various "isms," theories and practices supposed to bo inimical to what are thought to be na tive interests. The gasol.'ne stove-workers of America met in annual convention in Cleveland, O., on the Oth. Over OfW music teachers attended the national convention's meetings at Indian apolis, Ind., on the Oth. A number of murdered bodies of China men have been floating down the Snake river in Idaho latelv. It was generally thought they had been robbed and murdered by white men, though some thought it was the work of Indians. Worms are destroying the cranberry vines in and about Berlin, tv is., ana n is feared that the vines will be entirely ruined. The Pacific Investigating Committee un earthed some sensational facts at Leaven worth on the Oth, the principal being a list of prominent persons bribed in the early days of the Union Pacific. Dr. North, the physician in charge of the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway Hos pital at Peru, Ind., was shot and fatally wounded recently by John Cbristianson. The man was beating his daughter at the time, wh'jn North attempted to stop his brutality, with the above result. The shoot ing incensed the people, who took Christian- son out of jail and hanged him to a bridge. Tub Utah constitutional convention com pleted and adopted its constitution on the th. The planks regarding bigamy and po- lysramv, representation for minority and separation of Church and State were adopt ed with others. The vote of the people will be taken in August. The President, In a letter to Mayor Francis, of St. Louis, says that he will be unable to visit that city during the Grand Army encampment next falL His reasons. briefly expressed, are that his presence might lead to discord and cause feelings retarding the fraternal sentiments at pres ent increasing between the North and the South. EiGnT Italktus were drowned inthe Stur geon river mines at Metropolitan, Mich., on the 7th, the river breaking into the works. Peru am, Minn., reports the country alive with grasshoppers and every thing being eaten up. Engineer Johm Scott and Fireman James Huckish were fatally injured by the explosion of a boiler in the Excelsior mine at Oskaloosa, Iowa, the other day. The cause of the explosion was unknown. The Chronicle, of San Francisco, recently published two pages of letters aud afUda vits accusing H. F. Beecher, son of the late Henry Ward Beecher, of extensive frauds on the Government while acting as collector of the port of Townsend, W. T. There were also sensational charges of Beecher being concerned in the murder of A. L. Blake to prevont the latter divulging Beecher's dishonesty. " Ben Holm dat, the famous pony express and overland stage man, died at Portland, Ore., on the 8th from paralysis. TUB SOUTH. Hon. Duncan F .Fen nek, president of the Louisiana Jockey Club, president of tho Sugar Planters' Association, and iden titled with many enterprises in Louisiana, died suddenly at New Orleans on the 3d. Mr. Kenuer was formerly a member of Congress and Confederate Commissioner to France, and also one of tho Tariff Com missioners appointed by President Arthur. Til P. old Nat ional Theat cr at New Orleans, known as Werlein Hall, was destroyed by fire recently. Sam Jones instituted a new departure the other evening at Baltimore by charging a fifty -cent admission to his evangelical meetings. The citizens of Helena, Ark., have sub scribed SsVI.OiK) to be used in conjunction with 7o,0U) allowed by tho Mississippi Commission for the protection of the levees along the river front at that place. The first deadly encounter over the pro hibition issue, now convulsing all sections of Texas, occurred recently at Sunset John Glass, a Prohibitionist, shot and killed Sam Trammel, an anti. They quar reled over the canvass and made friends. Later on they met, with the above result. B. F. Reedkk, a miller of Danville, Ky., was bitten nu the nose by a rat a day or two ago. He lies in a critical condition, erysipelas having set in. Thomas A. Carter, of Ozark, Ark., has been appointed appraiser of the- right of way of tho Kansas fc Arkansas railway through the Indian Territory. Tkn new cases of and three deaths from yellow fever wero reported at Key West, Fla., on the 5th. In ls, while J. Samp Swift was sheriff of Callaway Countj-,Ky., his accounts were (.'1,000 short. He thought a deputy had robbed him. In making good the deficiency it bankrupted him, and he has siuce sup ported his family us a day laborer. Re cent ly his wife was sent to an insane asylum, and in her ravings told of nicuey hid in tho smoke house. Investigation re vealed 3.'J0 in greenbacks. It is thought she concealed the money in ono of her at tacks. Advices from Jonesboro, Ark., say that a man got off the west bound train at that place, and, walking up to a small crowd of people, drew a revolver and fired three shots, killing ono man and fatally wound ing another. The man was believed to be an escaped lunatic. A oano of eight men recently attempted to rob the through Kansas express on the Santa Fe near Pendleton, Tex. A posse on loard opened lire and one of the robbers fell. He was carried off by his compamons, who escaped. William Bowen and Miss Eunice Kin ney, of Palestine, Tex., were struck by lightning while under a tree the othereven ing and both killed. The old National Theater at New Orleans was burued some clays ago. Recently some men were engaged in removing the debris, when a windstorm blow down one of the walls, injuring nine of the men, three probably fatally. CK.VKKAL. Advices front Cubut say that the Ameer, suspecting the fidelity of the Jamshedies, near Herat, owing to the visits of a Russian emissary, has imprisoned the Khan and threatened to execute him unless his tribe send to Cabul some of their chiefs as hos tages. Belgian import duties have been estab lished as follows: On bulls and bullocks, 4 francs per kiloirram ; for oxen and calves, 5 fraucs Scent.mes per kilogram; on sheep, 24 francs, aud on lambs, I franc per head ; ou fresh meat, entire or half carcasses, fif teen centimes, anil on other kinds of meat and game, 30 centimes per kilogram.. Five hundred Orleanisls, including many titled persons, paid visits to the Count of Paris en Jersey island the other day. The Count deprecated the demonstration and when a number of the visitors crowded around him shouting -Vive le Roi" he or dered them to desist. Tns Portuguese Ministry has proposed to Parliament ttiat the buildings ou the right bauk of the Tagus be declared free port, and that stores for shipping, landing and bonding all goods not destined for home consumption be exempt from all fiscal charues. The British ship Muskota, it is feared, has been lost at sea wit h ail on board. She left Sorabia, Java, December 15, and called at Haujoeiianjia on New Yeur's day. Her desutstion was Qucensto-A-n. The crew belonged principally to New York. TuE new French budget us prepared by M. Rouvier. Premier and Minister of Fi nance, vi ill M ot a saving of 15,000,000 francs, as coiiipmed with the last one. The Rulsrariuu Cab. ..ft has rfsinest be cause of disputes bjtwoon the Minsr -. asd the Regents. DrKixe a drill of sappers at Jasz-Bereny, the capital of Zazyga, Hungary, recently a dynamite cartridge exploded prematurely, killing twenty-seven men and injuring forty-eight others. Of the killed four were officers. A. B. Dri rt & Co., jewelers, Montreal, have assigned. Liabilities heavy. The party of the Belgian Right will soon hold a meeting to consider the Personal Military Service bill. The Government an nounces that the adoption of the measure will be made a Cabinet question. A terrible explosion of . naphtha took place the other day in a drug store at Ant werp. Ten persons were buried beneath. the burning ruins and three were rescued badly injured. M. NicoLAiErr, Bulgarian Minister of VV ar, in a speech to the officers of the army, asked them to absolutely abstain from mixing in politics and to give their whole attention to the army. He said he was happy to be able to declare oat the training and discipline of the Bulgarian army was better now than it had ever been while under the supervis ion of Russian instructors. The North German Gazette, referring to the French Foreigners' Tax bill, says the mo ment seems to have arrived for Germany to consider whether all the anti-German meas ures which are being carried out in France should not, in a tully reciprocal manner, be enforced in Germany, especially in Alsace- Lorraine. It is said that the Dominion Government has entrusted to Sir Frederick Middleton the task of reorganizing the militia of Can ada, in order to place it upon an efficient footing. When carried out the scheme will nearly double the force. General Lamour, charged with attempt ing to murder President Salomon, of Hayti, has been sentenced to imprisonment for life at hard labor. James G. Blaine was entertained at sup per in London the other evening by Henry Irving, the actor. He was to start on a short tour through Scotland and Ireland. Tde Thistle again defeated the Irex in a regatta off Scotland. The Pope has decided to unite the dio ceses of Wichita and Concordia with that of Leavenworth, Kan., and the diocese of Lincoln and Cheyenne with that of Omaha. The new Austro-IIungarian turret ship Kron Prinz Rudolph was launched on the Oth at Pola on the Adriatic in the presence of the Emperor and the Archduchess Mario Theresa. The latter christened the vessel. Ax immense fire raged in Quebec on the night of the 0th, breaking out in the bar racks and threatening the arsenal and cita del. A roitTioN of the land bordering on the lake at Zug, the capital of the canton of that name in Switzerland, went into the lake on the Oth with half of the new quays. Forty houses, a crowded Inn and the Hotel Zurich, a four-story structure, full o vis itors, vanished entirely. One hundred per sons perished. A recent dispatch from St. Thomas, W?et Indies, says: Peter Barlow, who took part la tho American revolution, under General Washington, has died in Demarara, agel one hundred and thirty years. Advices from China state that a rebellion took place recently at Chang Chow, near Shanghai, but was suppressed by the au thorities and ninety of the conspirators ex ecuted. The imports in Great Britain in Juno were 1,550,000 less in value than in June, 18SG, while the exports decreased 1,'JJ0,00) for the same time. Prince Ferdinand, of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, has been elected Prince of Bulgaria by the Sobranje. If the Powers refuse to recognize his election the Sobranje intends to abrogate the article of the Berlin treaty and proclaim the independence of the coun try. A tispatch from Madrid says the com mercial treaty between the United States and Spain will be prolonged by the Spanish Government at the end of the present year. The June fire record shows the largest fire loss of any June on record excepting Juno, 1S77, the month of the great fire at St, Johns, New Brunswick. The total is flO,lS2000 against 'J, 750,000 for June, 1880, and larger than the average of June fires for ten years previous to ISSj, by nearly $4,000,000. The Pope has appointed the following Bishops: Rev. James O'Reilly, of Wichita, Kan.; Rev. Richard Saunel, of Concordia; Rev. Thomas Bonacum, of Lincoln, and Rev. Maurice Bourke, of Cheyenne. Business failures (Dun's report) during the seven days ended July 7 numbered for the United States 130, and for Canada IS; total, 15-1, aeainst 181 for the previous week and 170 for the corresponding week of last year. Advices from Palermo report further deaths from cholera. All the port; of Southern Europe have quarantined vessels arriving from Sicily. The Irish Crimes bill passed its third reading in the British House of Commons ou the 8th by a vote of 349 to 'J03. THE LATEST. The work of the Bureau of Pensions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 15)S7, makes a remarkable showing. The total number of pension certificates of all kinds issued was 112,340, of which 53,194 were riginal allowances. The National Rubber Works, Bristol, R. I., on account of the large amount of man ufactured goods on hand, has suspended work for an indefinite period. Three colored children. were burned to death near Tchula, Miss., on the!th. Their parents went to church, leaving four chil dren in the house. The eldest, aged ten years, set a lighted lamp near a bed, which caught fire, and three of the children were burned to death. There were five new cases of yellow fever reported at Key West, Fla., on the 10th. The record to that date was: Total cases, 83; deaths, 27; sick at present, '.).:; discharged cured, 23. James G. Blaink mmle a speech at Kdinburg, Scotland, on the 10th, tlie oci-a-ion being the laying of the corner-stone of th new library building. The Egyptian cotton report shows the plant is generally stronjj and in good con dition. While all nationalities were represent ed in the successful revolt in Honolulu made against King Kalakaua, Americans were predoniinent, assisted by the English, French and Portugese residents. Discontent is spreading among the Knights of Labor, iron and isteel workers throughout the country. They a: e in ii nant at the general officers of the order because thev have not been granted a National Trades' Assembly, and already several assem-lies threaten to withdraw from the order unless a charter is granted. A COMPANY was organized nt Clarksville. Tenn., on the 9th for the purpose of Imring for natural gas. Prof. Lyon, who has be-en rnakingextensive in restintions, say he is aure gas will be found w it'iiu 100 feet of the surface. A sensation was caused at El Psso. Tex., by Sheriff James H. White ptiblb-'v caning E. R. Fox, a prominent mason and contractor. Th caning w .i the herifl" reply to a challenge which Fox sent him to fight a duel iu Mexico. THE Suprem Court of Arkansas on fth affirmed th constitutional!' v ' ti ll:!. 1 ! t 1., -. ; !i-t i validity of the act of the last Lev.isiat reducing r&i!r a 1 passenger f.tie- t. 1 1 cents per mile, w hich was resisted t y Memphis and Little Rock R.tilro.-id C. pany on the ground of a defect iu the rollment of the bill. Suoht earthquake tremor- were ' different i oints iu b'outli t'aiuliiia n 10th. -SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Lightning struck a tree against which a negro biy was leaning near Atlanta, Ga., the other day. He whirled around two or three times and ran. After running some distance he stopped and went through the same spinning motion. He has been crazed ever since, A Tennessee mountaineer - recently found, under a ledge of rock, the sword of a Confederate officer. It proves to have belonged to a Captain who was killed in a skirmish, and one of his command hid it that it might not fall into the hands of the Union forces. J. B. Scott, of Americus, Ga., a few days since, found his mule apparently dead in its stall. He put a chain about its neck and dragged it two miles to the woods and left it for the buzzards to feed upon. The next morning the mule stood at the lot gate waiting to be fed. Rain fell in torrents in the vicinity of Louisville, Ky., a few days ago. The storm was accompanied by great claps of thunder and a vivid play of electricity. At Harrod's Creek, about eleven miles distant, Euiile Caldwayand Claude Sum mers, two boys who were at a picnic, were killed by lightning. The boys were each seventeen years old and were sons of well-known people of Louisville. They had taken refuge iu the hollow trunk of a largo sycamore. The .tree was split in two by lightning, followed by a loud clap of thunder. Caldway was killed in stantly. His companion lived long enough to be carried into a doctor's office near by, where he expired in a few moments. Camden, Groenbriar, Mout Eagle and Sevierville, Tenn.; Ellesville Depot, Goodman, Martin and Spprta, Miss.; Bardwell, Central City, Hillsbrough, Junction City and Williamsburg. Ky., and Wilson Station, La., have been made pos tal" money-order offices. Ex-Mayor R E. Nichols, of Cochran, L1., a few days since struck Constable Meachman on the head and killed him. They were quarreling over a business matter. Nichols is hiding out The message sent to Governor Knott of Kentucky by the chief ot the posse who wiped out the Tolliver gang will take its place alongside oT Veni. vidi, vici, and other laonic statements of victory. It was simply: ''I done it." Gsorge S. Turner, the wealthy owner of a cotton-mill in Spartanburg County, S. C., a few days since shot and killed one cf his employes named Julius Metzkia who had made a claim for wages which Turner disputed. The murderer fled to the woods, and the sheriff, with a posse, was in pursuit. Primus Jones, of Baker County, Ga., has for the twentieth time marketed the first bale of Georgia cotton, which was classed as low middling-, and he will thus contitiU3 to wear the belt as the champion cotton-raiser of the State. Milo Thomas, a young white man, was killel at Augusta, Ga., a few days ago, by a fourteen-year-old negro boy. A dis pute arose about a cigarette picture be longing to the boy. Thomas slapped the boy and was killed by a stab from a dirk in the hands of the latter. Alfred Soveck, a Gormpn employed on the farm of T. J. S-utherl;tnd, three miles from Wilmington, N. C, a few dnys ago shot a man named Mills, the superintend ent of the farm, wit h a pistol three times. Soyeck then went t.i his room and shot himself through the heart, dying instant ly. Mills is not seriously hurt, and will recover. The trial of Geo. H. Mi llington, at Mem phis, Tenn., for the murder of Thomas O. Kenedy at Millington Station on May 16 last, was concluded by the jury return ing a verdict of guilty and sentencing the defendant to the penitentiary for fifteen years. Sam Breen and Eph Jones were terribly whipped by a mob at Graysville, Ga., a few days ago. Breen had made dis paraging remarks about a respectable young lady of Graysville on July 4, and a mob was orginized to resent the insult. Mormon missionaries from Utah have been laboring for some time in Georgia and South Carolina with such effect that they have been ordered to leave those Statos by bands of "regulars." They re fuse to depart, however, and it is inti mated that Kuklux methods will be adopted in order to rid the country of their presence. Dr. E. Standiford, of Louisville, one of the wealthiest men in Kentucky, and a candidate for the United States Senate to succeed Mr. Beck, was married atPaducah a few days ago to Miss Lorena Scott, an estimableyounglady. The ceremony was a quiet one. Dr. Standiford has been married three times and has grown chil dren. John W. Mackey, the engineer at the Brush Electric Light Company's works in Memphis, Tenn., was caught in the belting a few days ago and was killed by being drawn under the fly-wheel. The deceased was formerly engineer at the custom-house and had only been em ployed at the electric work a few days. He leaves a wife and two children. Data recently collected as to the wages of skilled and unskilled labor in the South show that the prevailing averages are not much below those of the North. Unskilled labor commands about $1 a dav, on an average, w ue sKiiica laDor ranges Trom f 2.25 to $.'.45 per day. It will be seen that the negro laborer of the South is not so much worse , off than the white laborer of the North as Mr. Blaine has tried to make tho country believe. The sergeant at the Nashville (Tenn.) poli' C-station heard a scream in behind the bars, the other night, and, running back, found Pleas Terry, an old negro, trying to hang a small white boy, who was also a 'prisoner. The negro made a rope out of a blanket, and, catching the boy, proceeded to hang him to the bars of the cell. A woman who was scrubbing gave the alarm. The boy was uncon scious when rescued by the sergeant. Ter ry was examined by Dr. Mitchell, who pronounced him insane. A heavy burglary was perpetrated at Canton. Trigg County, Ky., a few nights ago. The safe of W. J. Fuqua's store was drilled into and robbed of f20.000 in money. About half of it belonging to Fuqua, the rest was deposited with him for safe keeping by Lsster Bros., Lewis Johnson and others, as 1here is no bank in the town. The burglars' tools were found near the safe, and the work was evidently done by professionals. A re ward of $300 is offered. The year is on tho down grade. A few days ago as a train was going over a long trestle on the A. P. & L. road, near the limits of Americus, Ga., two dogs were observed on the bridge iust ahead. Th e whistle was sounded and the peed of the train slackened, but so near had it approached the dogs that they be came frightened and leaped off the track to the ground below, a distance of twenty-five or thirty feet, and, with the ex ception of a hard skakinsr up, escaped un hurt. R. F. Reeder, a miller, was bitten on the nose by a rat a few days ago at Dan ville, Ky. He lies in a critical condition, erysipelas having set in. The old National Theater in New Or leans was burned a few days ago. Hon. Duncan F. Kenner, a prominent and representative citizen, president of the Louisiana Jockey Club, president of the Sugar Plan bars' Association and iden tified with many leading enterprises in i New Orleans and in the State, died sud i iealy a few days ago, asred seventy-four rears. M-. Kenner was formerly a mem j ber of Consrres and Confederate commis- ttoner to France. Two negro children, sis and eight years ! ,-ld, were killed a few miles from Helma, : Ala., a few days since. One was hot, ; whiJe tho other's neck was broken. Sus j picion issta on two negro hot s, t&irte ind seventeen years old. ZUG'S CALAMITY. Seventy Persons Missing lAtnt Peealiar Features and 8250,000 of ttia I .a ait- slides. Berne, July 8. The disaster of Zug re calls in many respects the phenomena of South American earthquakes. For several days crevices had been observed in the new quay at Zug, which cost $40,000, and at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon the lake in front of the stone work began to bubble, the quay cracked and eighty feet of it felL A dozen persons who rushed from an adjoin ing cafe were precipitated into the water and drowned. After a short inter val another slip dragged several houses into the water, the landing stagd followed and a steamer which had just arrived was hurled a nundred yards for ward. At four o'clock two boats going to the rescue were engulfed, only one boat man rising again to the surface. At the same moment a boatman's hut, in which were three children, fell into the water. Furniture and cattle were hurriedly re moved from the threatened quarter, and at seven o'clock the land slips began again and several carts removing property sank into the lake, while fifteen houses and ten huts disappeared within a few minutes, in cluding the Hotel Zurich, the roof of which is still visible above the surface of the lake. A cafe in which were ten customers was next engulfed, and 150 meters ot a neighboring street then vanished, the people jumping from the windows of houses to escape be ing drowned. A party of officers returning from Lucerne assisted the fire brigade in rescuing imperiled persons, but as the dan ger increased troops were summoned. A third landslip occurred at. eleven p. m,, carrying five houses into the lake and dam aging many others. The municipal treasury was removed from the town hall to the post office. Seventy persons are missing and 600 homeless. The damage is estimated at $350,000. People are pouring into Zug from all points to view the scene. CHEERED BY VETS. Th President Cordially Oreeted by m Mas sachusetts Post. Washington, July 8. General Landes Post No. 5 of the G. A. R., of Lynn, Mass., which arrived here Wednesday night from Virginia, called on the President last even ing, and were received in the east room. When the President came down .stairs to receive them, Post Commander Walker stepped forward and said: "Comrades of General Landes Post No. 5, I propose three cheers for Grover Cleveland, President of the United States." The veterans gave the cheers and a tiger with a vigor and earnest ness that made the air ring. When its echoes had died away tho Pres ident with a smile addressed the visitors as follows: "I can only say to you. gentlemen, that I am glad to meet you here. I have ex tended to you this courtesy as I have lately, with much pleasure, to the other posts of the O. A. R. on their way home from visits to their Southern friends. I want you to understand that I have lost no confi dence in the G. A. R. as an organi zation, notwithstanding recent occur rences to which it is tot -necessary further to allude. It is incomprehensible to me that men who have risked their lives to save the Government should abate one jot or tittle of the cespect and support which every good citizen owes to the Government and constituted authorities. 1 greet you then as citizens as well as veter.ui.H, and I shall be pleased to take you all by the hand." m CLEVELAND AND THE WEST. Report That Me Will Not Come West This Fall Another Invitation Prom St. Louis. Washington, July 8. It is practically settled that the President will not visit the West at all during the present year. The abandonment of his proposed visit to St. Louis has resulted in wholly changing whatever plans he had made for visiting Western cities. It is stated at the White House that the only plans the President has made for leaving Wash ington during tne summer and autumn are those for his visit to Clinton, N. Y., on the 15th instant, which will probably not con sume altogether more than a week's time, and for his visit to Atlanta, Ga., in October next, on the occasion of the Georgia State fair. another invitation. St. Loui9, July 8. A meeting of the com mittee that invited President Cleveland to be present at the G. A. R. encampment was held at the mayor's office yesterday after noon. It was resolved to sever all connec tion with the G. A. R-, and the committee was dissolved. A committee of five was appointed to take suitable action in the matter. The committee met last evening and decided to call a mass meeting, which will be held on 'Change to-dav, when reso lutions will be presented- inviting the Pres ident to be present during the fair and ex position. CELLULOID DISASTER. An Explosion of Gun Cotton Causes Two Terrible Deaths. Arlington, N. J., July 8. Six of nine one-story brick buildings, covering an en tire square, occupied by the celluloid manu factory, were demolished by an explosion yesterday and two persons were killed and several others " wounded. The company makes collars, cuffs, knife-handles and other articles from celluloid. The explo sion was caused by the careless handling of gun cotton by one of the employes, August Hulangrem. His body was torn in pieces and thrown into a neignoor ing field. -The other victim was Miss A. T. Muchmore, another employe. She was pinned down by the debris of the demol ished buildings and burned to a crisp by the fire which followed the explosion. Probably a dozen other employes were more or less injured, but none fatally, lue works were in the middle of the village, and there is scarcely a whole pane of glass within a quarter of a mile and many houses are otherwise damaged. The loss is $50,000. Eight Italian Drowned in a Michigan Mine by the River Breaking Through. Marquette, Mich., July 8. Last evening in the Sturgeon river mine at Metropolitan a number of men had just got a blast ready when the water rushed in so fast that many could noi escape. Bight Italians are known to be in the mine, and are surely dead. It will be impossible to recover the bodies for some hours, although the work will be pushed. The names of the victims can not be learned. A Desperate Fight. Cortdon, Ind., July 7. News has just been received here of a terrible fight which occurred at Marengo, Crawford County, Sunday night, between a band of "White Caps" (regulators), and two brothers named Naushee. The "White Caps" called upon John Naushee for the purpose of whipping him. John and his brother, Sher man, were awaiting their arrival and with wagon spokes attacked the regulators. In the fight that ensued Sherman Naushee was, probably, fatally shot and John was beaten with clubs until he was left for dead. The Naushees were powerful men ; ni ... u ...... .... t ' ' VI White Caps" were wounded and killed. Cartmen's Strike. New York, July 8. Nearly 300 building materials cartmen of the West Side of this city struck yesterday morning, and unless they soon return to work building opera tions will be. suspended. The men. who furnish their borses and wagons or carts, were heretofore paid by the load or day, and a man with a horse and cart could make $4 a day, and if he had a team and wagon $7. The dealers insisted cn the cartmen "lumping" or contracting for the job, and tLe men found they had more work to do for less money than under th eld system, and then "tied up." The cartmen's strike extends from the Rattery to King's bridge. It affects dealeis in brick, csmect and lath. CONSIDERATION. O, sometimes such a little thing Can hope and cheer impart. To one grown tired, and healing bring Unto a wounded heart. A kindly smile, a pleasant word. Which we can always give, Perhaps some weary soul has stirred With strength to love and live. Something we did unheedingly Has helped one on his way ; The song we sing so carelessly May light some dreary day. These little things seem naught; but O, Be generous of such, brothers, And feel the joy which angels know, In giving joy to others. Inter-Ocean. PEDKO'S PEONS. An Adventure With the "Wild Man of the Mountains." "You are not afraid of getting lostP" When Dick Vincent asked this ques tion Miss Lucy Shelton smiled scorn fully. "All we have to do is to keep Pogalos Peak in sight," she replied.. "With such a landmark it is impossible for us to lose our way." Tourists, of course. One glance at the two settled that: Their sketch books explained the object of their early morning walk. It was too early for the guests at Prospect Cottage to be astir. These two were lovers of nature. They were in search of the picturesque, and they were determined to keep their pencils busy during their week in the Sierras. "I am in a reckless mood to-day," said Miss Lucy. "Let us seek untried fields. I don't believe that the average California tourist finds a hundredth part of the beauties hidden in these canyons and valleys." Young Vincent did not wait to be persuaded. A pretty girl and a ramble in the heart of the Sierras were temp tations not to be resisted. "A late breakfast will not matter," he remarked. "We ought to make our way back in three or four hours," The first blush of a gorgeous sunrise was sending wave after wave of color over the white summit of Pogalos Peak as the pair turned into a rocky defile leading westward. Birds of gay plu mage flitted about among the trees, and Miss Lucy could not restrain an occa sional exclamation of delight as the novel panorama was unfolded before her. An hour or so of this aimless strolling brought the pedestrians to a winding pathway evidently leading downward into some hidden valley. "It is worth all the trouble and the risk," said Vincent, when they found themselves after a difficult descent in a lovely little valley of perhaps a score of acres. The locality was walled in by precip itous mountains on every side, and Vin cent understood at once that the path which they had followed was doubtless the only means of communication with the outside world. "What does this mean?" he cried. The valley bore evidences of cultiva tion. Here and there were to be seen little patches of corn, beans and other vegetables. Vincent and Miss Lucy looked at each other with a vague uneasiness. "We are too far from Prospect Cot tage," the young man suggested. ,C V.lil UUl DOG J. UClllja J. COrflkf replied the young lady, nervously. "In a wild country like this," con tinued her companion, "we can not be too careful. Some years ago there were some very desperate outlaws in these mountains. This valley is evi dently inhabited by some person who desires to hide himself. If we have accidentally intruded he will not like it" "Waugh!" "Merciful heavens!" and Miss Lucy dropped her sketch book.' Vincent faced about and saw a gigan tic fellow with long hair and tangled whiskers standing at the mouth of the narrow pathway leading out of the val ley. The man looked like a Mexican or a half-breed. He was clad in a tunic of bear skin fastened by a girdle around his waist- His face and arms were of a coppery red, and his big black eyes blazed with a ferocious glare. Worst of all, he held a musket on a straight line with the heads of his astonished visitors. "I beg your pardon, Colonel," said Vincent, with a quaver in his voice, "but don't shoot, old fellow We have lost our way, you know, and want to get back to Prospect Cottage." "Yah! Yah!" "What does he say?" whispered Miss Lucy. "Come, now," appealed her escort; "this won't do. Lower your gun. We are going back." He took the frightened girl by the arm and started to leave the valley. "Me shoot! Stop!" thundered the giant. Vincent was unarmed. He had even left his pocket knife in his room. The ruffian would have to be humored. "line place, sam the young man. airily, "but you must get tired living here alone. If you will guide us to Prospect Cottage I will pay you well, and give you some tobacco and a bottle of brandy. "Walk, or me shoot!" The horrible man seemed impatient, and pointed to the interior of the valley. "We must obey," said Miss Lucy. There was no help for it, and the un fortunates allowed themselves to be marched at the point of the musket to the corn patch. Here, not much to their surprise, they found a rude cabin. But they were not invited in. lheir captor had other plans. Keeping his eye upon them all the time, the wild man hunted for a couple of heavy and clumsy hoes. When he found them he motioned to the prison ers. "Work!" he growled, "old Pedro peon himself once. Now peons work for him. Work or me shoot!" "I'll die first!" shouted Vincent, "Oh, for my sake!" screamed Miss Lucy. Don't let that horrid monster kill yon. What would become of me?" Enraged as Vincent was, he was sensible enough to see that it was his . duty not to lose sight of his fair com panion. "Now my peons, go to work," com manded the tyrant. To gain time the prisoners picked up the hoes and pretended to examine them. Pedro stood off, and leaning on his musket watched his victims with a vic ious twinkle in his cruel eyes. "My peons," he mumbled. "Pedro 8 peons. Yah! Yah! ' Oh, Mr. Pedro," burst out Mis9 Lucy, hysterically, "it is time for us to return to Prospect Cottage. Do, please, let us go!" "Work! work! or me shoot! was Pedro's savage response. Undoubtedly this wild man of the mountains was a maniac. It would be dangerous to cross him. What poor Vincent would have done can not be guessed, but just at thai moment a bird sailed over the valley. "Shoot him!" said Vincent, pointing upward. "Ugh! Can't. Nobody hit bird so high," "I can," boasted the j-oung man. A look of childish pleasure and curi osity flashed over the wild man's face. "If you kill him give him to me," he begged, in a tone of almost piteous earnestness. 'I'll kill him and jrou may have him," said Vincent. Pedro at once handed over his gun with nervous eagerness. 'And now," yelled Vincent, jump ing in front of Miss Lucy witn the musket leveled at his enemy, "show us out of here or I'll blow your head off!" The maniac, finding himself thus baffled and tricked, retreated a few steps. Then, in a fit of fury, be rushed forward, but the threatening musket caused him to fall back. 'Pedro fool!" he groaned, smiting his breast. "Come on!" The hearts of the two leaped with joy as they saw the wild man start in the direction of the path leading to the upper plains and hills, and they fol lowed without saying a word. Several times Pedro looked back, but each time he found Vincent ready to use the musket at a second's notice. 0 'I see Pegalos Peak!" cried Miss Lucv. 'Yes, and Prospect Cottage is over there," said Vincent. "We do not need our guide any longer. Pedro, you may go. Make tracks, old fellow. Tle Mexican looked thoroughly ter rineu. "Poor Pedro! ne liowleu, "you won't rob poor Pedro. Give him back his gun. But Vincent was firm in his refusal and the crushed giant in the bear-skin tunic dejectedly took his departure. The pleasure seekers at Prospect Cot tage were tremendously excited when the amateur artists made their appear ance late in the day minus their sketch books, and looking decidedly the worse for their trip. In the miust 01 tne clatter or ques- tions and explanations the landlord j spoke up. "I never thought," he said, "thai ( any of my guests would run against Pedro or find his hiding place. He has I been known as the wild man of the ! mountains for the past ten years, but it is a new thing for his insanity to take j the shape of violence. To-morrow 1 11 get a party to eaten mm ana sena mm .. .... . ...i to the asylum. He will not bother you again." All this was very reassuring, but the tourists made up their minds to leave the next day. "It is outrageous," said Miss Lucy to Vincent; "you know that last sum mer when you joined our party in the Adirondacks we roamed about a good deal, but you were the wildest man J met." Vincent showed symptoms of return ing wildness at this, but he signified his readiness to go with the others. Even at this early stage of their ac quaintance Pedro's peons appeared to be of one mind about everything. Foi an engaged couple they were very rea sonable. But that was their last sum mer in the Sierras. Ji. P. Heed, in At lanta Constitution. HOW MOSQUITOES BITE. The Long;, Slender and Kver Active Pro boscis of th lllooit liirty Insect. While people think they are familiar with the mosquito, they in fact know next to nothing about it. The word mosquito is a Spanish and Portuguese word, and is probably the diminutive of the Spanish mosca fly. The mos quito belongs to the order of dipteraor two-winged flies, and to the family of culicidas. From the high degree of de velopment of its mouth parts it has been placed at the head of the diptera. The principal characteristic is its long and Blender proboscis, nearly half as long as the insect, appearing as a sim ple organ, but really composed of sev eral pieces peculiarly fitted for boring their way into the flesh and drawing the blood therefrom. There are a number of separate and distinct species. They may come in winter as well as in summer, but their visits then, happily, are rare. Though numerous in indivi duals they are not numerous in species. There are 158 species, one-quarter of which are North An;rican. The proboscis of the riio.-quito, when in its normal condition, seems but a single piece, but upon dissection is found to consist of seven distinct pieces, one of which is double. The operation of inserting the proboscis in to the flesh, the professor said, was an interesting operation to witness. The mosquito, besides furnishing food for fishes, serves to purify standing water and lessen malarial influences. They have organism so contracted that they are almost without consciousness of pain, and could eat themselves up, liko the dragon fly, if their bodies could b brought in contact with their mouths. Baptist Weekly. A wedding ring, first worn in 1849, came into the possession of the grand daughter of the original posfeesor, a Rochester, Pa., girl, and the lost iL Now, after six years, it has been found i in a garden which had been rcgularlj worked every year. OF GENERAL INTEREST. Naval academies and school-ships turn out some pretty good skippers, but old cheese can doubly discount them when it comes to quantity. Some important experiments were made by the French iron-clad squadron at Toulon. With the aid of a new re flector, torpedoes were visible four thousand meters distant. In upright boilers that part of the tube nearest the fire, being covered with water, remains uninjured for the reason that the heat is taken up so quickly that by the time the gases get above the water-line they are not hot enough to do serious damage. Boston Budget. A chemical examination of an antique figure, and a fragment of a vase from the excavations at Tello, has been made in Paris byMons. Berthelot, who finds that the vase consists of pure metallic antimony. Heretofore it has been generally supposed that this metal was not known to the ancients. Electric whistles, very melodious in sound, and said to be less expensive in manufacture than electric bells, are being favorably received in France. The whistle is made by fitting a small brass tube with suitable apertures so that it opens against the spring of a suitably-formed commutor, or circuit "make-ahd-break." Arkansaw Trav eler. What is the shortest sentence on record was pronounced not long ago by an English Justice. The convicted prisoner had married a second husband while her first was living, undivorccti, but the circumstances were such that the Judge said that he could not con scientiously sentence her to more tha n five minutes' imprisonment; and that was the sentence. Bill Nye has been surveying the family crests adopted by the New York aristocracy, and comes to this sage conclusion: Some day I am going to get myself a crest I am only wait ing for something to put it on. It will consist of a monkey with his eye knocked out and a bright green parrot with his tail pulled off, and over this the simple remark: "We have had a high old time," or words to that ef fect. Some of tho trees of Arkansas have peculiar properties. The fruit and roots of the buckeye are used by Indians on their fishing excursions. They put the fruit and roots in a bag, which they drag through tho water. In an hour or so the fish rise to the surface dead. Cattle die after eating of the fruit or leaves. Man eats the fruit of tho paw paw, but hogs won't. Ropes and mats are made of its bark. The fruit and bark of the bay tree are supposed to bo a cure for rheumatism and intermittent fever. Boston Budget. The researches of medical men in England tend to sustain the theory . that scai-let fever has its origin in a dis ease to which cows are subject. Few subjects of investigation by physiolo gists can be more important than this, as it may afford a means of prevent ing the occurrence of one of the most dreaded maladies of household life. Germs of the same character have been detected as the product, cause or accompaniment of scarlet fever in per sons and of the disease of cows already mentioned. N. Y. Ledger. "There are more women in the city of Brooklyn who smoke cigarettes," says a tobacconist of that city, "than anyone not in the tobacco busirresi would ever dream of. They prefer a cigarette made with a waxed mouth piece or with a stiff paper end, as in their use the tobacco does not stain the lips or get into the mouth. Wo have them made of the mildest and best grade of Turkish tobacco and the thin nest of rice paper. There aro a groat many boys sent here for the goods by the ladies. Messenger boys come soma times." To make positive copies of draw ings, coat suitable paper with a two per cent, solution of bichromate of am monia, to which a little grapo sugar has been added, and dry in the dark. The paper containing the drawing is laid upon it and exposed to the light until the prepared paper has assumed a gray color; now dip into a ono per cent, solution of nitrate of silver, one tenth of the volume of which consists of acetic acid. The positive image de veloped thereby consists of bichromate of silver, which becomes dark brown on drying. Boston Ihulget. The Coroner of Ipswich, an Eng lish town, before commencing an in quest lately on the case of a young lady whose dead body had been found in a pond, requested the newspaper report ers to withdraw. They refused to do so, and the jury also stated that 1 liey should decline to serve unless the court were an open one. The Coroner threat ened to fine the jurymen, and the thief constable, at his request, proceeded to remove the reporters by force. The jury persisting in refusing to receive evi dence unless the reporters were ad mitted, the Coroner adjourned the in quiry for a week. Galton has" pointed out some very curious facts concerning the children of professional men. He found, from a study of the heredity of tho members of some of the largest scientfic socie ties of London, that the legal profes sion presented the most eminent men and the fewest idiots. The medical profession came next, and lastly cler gymen, who produced the smallest number of eminent men and the largest number of idiots and feeble minded. The lawyers gave origin to six times as many eminent men as the clergy. The clergy gave origin to six times as man' Idiots and feeble-minded men as the lawyers. Boston Budget. A Fitting Tribute. "Sir," said Colonel Iiiffkins to a book agent who had called on him repeat edly, T do not care t buy one of your liooks because I don't want it. I have no curiosity to read it, and do not euro to have it in the way. But 1 do feel dis posed to have a statue erected in your houor." "Indeed! I feel gratified." "Yes, sir. I do feel much In lined that way. A nice, big, life-hiro bras etatue." Merchant Traveler.