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np them with the
U?^ d?f hold their
' mavort meetinc and
el officers.
HtlOJI PlWUSSed alUi *
, je**?' ?" ^i^d Whether the
fl^SUlofCIty Attorney and
?*C?ml*?oner of Inter
nalBevenoeftre m
council met Monday night,
*U ilavor Bullitl being >? the
Hii Honor,
l*? . orescnl *erc Goodloc, Spalding
JSirf. Aftcr readins :uid ,rtp"
s> ? th? minutes of the preceding
,hc election of officers whs held.
fS^wM re-elected recorder, Mr. W.
*'Limissioncr and City Attorney.
I'""'0?? .:<,dhvJndgeSkeenthnt
?to, were incompatible, and the
liWWW. Bmsheal... work
?fit?? fOUKl tl,?l ""' tW? """?'CS
?rr i.lCom:.=..i'.U he would resign the
[? er.!? t? u'ak? elear
\slut the duties
nhl post secured llietypc written copy
ef lhe ordinances, and from the tangle in
ihich the laws arc, he extracted the fol
]o w jnir ?
Tbtt the Commissioner of the Revenue, an
BBj|r before proceeding toassess the property
^dtom shall at the expense of the town,
Btkeorcause to he made tue blank books, one
for real and the other for personal property
rtichiisubject to taxation under the ordin
IDCesoftbetown. Thesebooks shall be ar?
ranged according to the forms for the State
boob reassessment of taxes except so tar as
mav be necessary under ordinances of the
(ova to change them.
Tbt the Commissioner shall begin annually
on the 1st day of February in each year, ex?
ert the Tear 1890, which shall he on the 1st
diVof Jnl? or as soon thereafter as he mav be
reouired, t*o discharge the duties ol his office;
tad shall complete the said duties and deliver
the books, both real and personal, to the coun?
cil on the 1st davof April in each year, except
tot rear IS90, which duties he shall discbarge
and'delim the said books to the council so
looo as he lias completed said duties. And
should he fail to complete the duties of his
office and deliver said books on the 1st day of
fcpril incach year to the council or delay any
unnecessary turn in the year 1890 in discharg?
ing the duties of his office and delivering the
?ud books to the council lie shall forfeit oue
balf of his salary.
That the Commissioner shall ascertain and
iucss all personal property not excepted from
UtatioD,aqd ill subjects of taxation in the
town Gn the 1st day of February in each year,
and also all male persons residing therein, on
that.day, and herein shall include all persons
ai?J propertv moved into the town between the
1st oar of February ami the day on which the
eotamissioner is required to deliver his books
to the council; but persons and property as*
assessed in any other town or city for that year
ahull not be assessed,
That the Commissioner before making out
his land book for 1890, shall take from the land
Limk for tbe Western District of "Wise County
fur the year 1880, the names of* nil persons
who owned real estate in 1% Stone Gap on the
?Utdayof December, 1889, and the assessed
ralue of all such leal estate: and the same
shall be shown to the person s<> charged if he
lives in Hie; Stone Gap, or to his agent if he has
one living at said town, who shall state whether
the same be correctly entered, whether any
jiiirt thereof ought to be transferred tu any
other person and if so m whom and the nature
iif iheeyjdpu.ee to authorize sucli transfer and
|o state whether an v other real estate in the
town ought to be charged to resident or non?
In case the Commissioner fails to comply
wjth these ordinances proceedings must
under the law, be instituted against him,
Hin] it seems the City Attorney ia the per?
iod to inaugurate and conduct these pro?
ceedings, Judge Skeen thought, inas?
much a* a City Attorney would not likely
inaugurate proceedings against himself',
the two offices were about as incompatible
as two officers could well lie.
The matter was deferred however to the
neil regular meeting for final action.
The Mayor appointed the following
itapdiug committees:
^t:i.TfoMxim,._w. t. Goodloc, Chairman: c.
" buai and h, k r,A
^alVvHirrtK-t'. B. Spalding, .
.nuscp iu?i>urrM:-ll. k. Pox, Chairman: \V. T.
\Wit W k Harris?.
J'farui 8ii?wii.t Coumittki:?C. E. Spaldiug,
VMjrnian; u p. Upsooud) and J. F. nullitt, Jr.
?"?tau CoaaiTTR?-C. W, Kvans and W, P.
Ihe matter of making an appropriation
tu lupplement the State fund for tbe sup
l"r,("f the public schools was brought up
"J Mr. J. W. Pox, Sr. It was discussed
"? souiclvngtli and final notion deferred
Ji'til the adjourned meeting to be held
July Nil,.
During the session the fact was devel?
oped thai no regular books had been kept
'"owing H,0 simou,,! 0f warra?tg out?
standing or conveving nnv idea of bow
'he city itunds finauciallv. *
Thi- Sj?!eiadid Success or the Electrical
'rparatoi trill Cause Other States
to Adopt it.
8*** \r?e*tJoly1?.I-Oov; Hill said to a
Kfoipol reporters at the Hullman House
lail mghl :
"t'hc system of oleotrlcal executions
n*8 oome tu stav,''
"'- had come' down frrm Albany with
8. MoEwnn, Assistant Adjutant
l! ??d a clerk from the executive
owniher. They are to join a yachting
r<?r a few davs" steaming. 'Another
"*7'?rof thepartv who met the Govern
? the hotel was Major J. W. Hinckley.
^ 'JeGovcmor wa6 disposed to confine
? ,Rlkm relation to the executions to
whence above quoted, but he was so
[*8c"v questioned that he ended by talk
^'H'^e freely. He said that he knew
J n'"g eoncenting the occurrences of
j, " y. at Siug Sing except what he had
J*ro,ed from n depateh received from
aruen Brown and from the Associated
c"? ^sputches in an Albanv evening
iWt. I h? telegram from Warden Brown
*? handed to him when he got up in the
th? Ul,d an announcement t'aat
tJ'tx<?cu,ioi,? h^ taken place and that
e) ?tue successfullv and satisfactorily
^'Oucted. He could not remember the
,* , W0|,ei?g of the anuouncemciit; b?t
iad f tb(i PurP0rtofit, and what ho
km in the Albany newspaper seemed
und! ?i K(;m,?i?r execution, the first
ri*5J ll,e law, it was considered ad
J?Wle to have an official report, and Dr.
??-aoiiald as a State officer had made one.
*m*im tybe ft{l 'WP0'^"* docu"
ev? l\ (lemttU(1 for copies came from ail
?r the world and more h&d to be priuted
w ,uPpiy it. But whether any 8u?h report
would be made in this case the Governor
XZV*y' ltll,i^tl)efound?dvisa.
Die, but it was not required bv the law.
I he Governor bused his opinion of the
importance of the official report in the
kcmmler case on the fact that there was
a disagreement nmoug the medical men
a* o what had actually happened there.
And the first reports that were pub
.shed would not stand investigation,"
added the Governor. "Men went in there
who were not aecustomed to seeing exe?
cutions, and, indeed, nuv not even ever
have seen a man die a natural death.
"They were very much affected, and
they invested the chair and all the ac?
cessories of the execution with horror.
1 he same thing could be done in a story
about a dentist's chair. I consider the
new system an improvement. Hanging
is a barbarous method of execution. AM
oi its accessories were horrible and bru?
talizing. The sheriffs juries and other
spectators were too numerous under the
bes! regulations, and in some instances
the occasion was made a gala day for the
people of a county."
Secretary Blainc's Condition Worse Than
His Wife Will Admit.
(From the Mail and Express, July 8.)
Bau Harbor, Me , July8.?Mr. Einmons
Blaine, who has been away for a few days,
came home this morning. He was met at
the steamer Olivette by Mrs. Emmens
Blaine, Mrs. Damrosch and his mother.
He seemed in much of a hurry and quite
excited over the tidings of his father's
health as they had reached him in Boston.
After a few hurried greetings the carriage
drove direct to Stanwood, and later in the
forenoon, about 10 o'olock, Emmens was
seen in the village telegraph office busily
sending messages.
Secretary Blaine did not ride out yes?
terday. In fact, the Blaine carriage did
not appear upon the Mall at all, though
the day was fine. There was a rumor in
town that Senator Quay was at the West
End. The Mail and Express man was un?
able to verify the story. If the famous
Republican is in the city he is either dis?
guised or a guest at one of the cottages.
Mr. K. K. Quay, the Senator's son, is ex?
pected here soon.
Senator Hale and the stranger who
called yesterday are the only persons Mr.
Blaine has seen for some time. The Sec?
retary of State is in a pretty bad shape.
Friends who see him at the window, where
he often sits looking out at (he ocean, re?
mark to Mrs. Blaine about his failure in
appearance, but Mrs. Blaine tells them he
is improving every day. Whether this is
a clever bit of diplomacy or whether she
is deceiving herself it would not be safe
lo say, but his condition can pretty well
be summed up in the remark made by a
friend who had not seen him since he left
Washington, and who got a good glimpse
ol him as he rode by in his carriage:
"That is not Jim Blaine! That's his
His shoulders are drawn in and his
chest recedes. His doctors are buoying
him up and encouraging him, but a noted
metropolitan doctor who makes his sum?
mer home here was heard to say only yes?
terday in a hotel oilice that the Cabinet
room iu the White House would never see
him again. The world outside has no
idea of the real statue of this distinguish?
ed man's illness. There are plenty of
correspondents hete, but for some reason
or other they are keeping the truth back.
But all his friends and even the simple
farmers about Bar Harbor say, "He is not
going to get well.1'
(C<>1. McCIure in the Philadelphia Times.)
While Blaine's physical condition is
not so unfavorable as is represented by
those who don't want him iu the Presi?
dential race, it is idle to attempt to con?
ceal the fact thai ho is a very sick man.
And his illness is no temporary attack.
He is physically broken, and his mental
powers sympathize with his bodily infirm?
ities. If he were half as vigorous as is
claimed by some of his friends, he would
have been heard from unmistakably some
time during the last month. While it is
remotely possible that Blaine may im?
prove on his present feeble condition,
there scents to be little to warrant the
hope that he may be strong enough to
enter a National contest next year. He
could not be the party leader and not
lead, and if nominated for President, he
would fret himself into prostration unless
he could be in the fure front of the fight.
In short, everything relating to Blaine's
health seems to point to his final retire?
ment from National conflicts, and hope?
lessly broken vigor alone is likely to pre?
vent his nomination for President in 18J2.
The Thrilling Experience Belated hy
.jostpii Flude.
Indiana, Pa., July 9.?Any time Joseph
Flude, of this place, wants his hair to
stand on end he need only to recall a lit?
tle trip he took over Laurel Hill the other
He was on his way tp the hopse of John
Dick, but got oil' the trail, Darkness
soon settled areuw? him, and a drenching
rain fell. The lightning was vivid. One
of its flashes saved his life, for by its
light Finde found himself standing on the
edge of a steep declivity, . .
On turning about he fell the sickening
crunch of a huge snake under his toot.
He escaped from this one, but m a mo?
ment he felt something strike his leg just
below the knee. He thumped it wi ll his
umbrella and began to run. tn?
umbrella broke, and Flude reached for a
heavy stick of wood, which a flashi ot
lightning had just revealed to him. With
this he clubbed the snake into submis?
sion, and it let go of his trousers.
Upon composing himself Flude was
nlun-ed into another cold sweat by hear
S ominous rattle of other snakes.
He found himself on a rooky plateau, and
from all directions came the sound of
rallies. The air was full of the fumes of
iVUd as he did so felt another ot those
horrible elutches at his .trousers.. He
concluded to take that snake with nimj
it wanted to go, so he ran and it thiesbul
about the bushes as he jumped.
That was about 3 a. m. At h o'clock h^e
arrived at his destination- F'jrmer P>ck
told to he haa |>*?sed. throng 4 4en of
rattle s &ek' on tfee previous 4av bad
peen doie^ ?led
together at that place,_
IIa? Adapted tlielnvitattoo.
t vv.vrTos Ya? July 8,?It isofficialiy a.n.
aouncedIStb^f?VuW A. Karly has ao
? the invitation of the monumou com.
mit ce as orator on the oooasion of the unveil
" L ,r X" lHckson monument at this, place
1&?21st 52T^bject will be the military
j3^1Saau!lMl Praeter of General Jack
The Prospect Continue* Encouraging and
There Is Every Reason to Hellere
Bettor Times arc at Hand.
New Vouk, July O.?Dunn's weekly re?
view of trades says that everything waits
tor the crops. It i*, therefore, of the first
importance that the crop prospects have
never been more uniformly satisfactory at
this season than thev are now. From
nearly all Western and Southern points
the reports refer especially to tho improve?
ment in prospects resulting from the re
| cent rains, and particularly in the Dakotas
; and in portions of the South where rain
was recently much needed, and the course
ot the markets favors a heavy movement in
During the past week, the treasury has
paid out only as much money a3 it has
taken in, though the disbursements for
July 1 have not yet been reckoned out.
1 he money markets appear on the whole a
little less easy, though the rate on call
here has ranged during the past week be?
tween ?}A and 3 per cent. Stringency
?till appears at a few Southern points, but
at New Orleans the supply is vervrfair,
though the market is firm. In" other
respects the general outlook is in the main
unchanged, though there is less anxiety
than of late about gold exports, some pur?
chases of securities on foreign account
appearing in the place of recent sulcs.
and the large disbursements by the Treas?
ury and by many corporations for half
yearly interest and dividends will make
the money markets generally easier, and
there is a prevailing confidence in the
Bpeedy recovery and expansion of trade.
Trade is dull at Nashville, holding up
fairly at Savannah, sluggish but strength?
ening at Memphis as the crop prospects
there improve, and larger at Jacksonville,
where vegetables are moving in large
quantities. Trade is reasonable at New
Orleans, but refined sugar is active.
It is tho dull 6eason in iron, many mills
having closed for the usual vacation, and
while prices are generally a shade stron?
ger than in May a vague fear of the future
chocks purchases. Structural and plate
iron are fairly active, but of rails no sales
are noted, and the shipments for the half
year are placed at -100,000 tons against
775,000 last year. Coal has been advanc?
ed by dealers but the independent opera?
tors make no change.
The business failures occuring through?
out the country during the last seven days,
as reported toR.G. Dun & Co's mercantile
agency, by telegraph, number for the
United States 210 and for Canada 21, or a
total of 2'S1, as compared with 2'M last
week, and 2.">3 the week previous to last.
For the corresponding week last year the
failures were 199.
Jno. G. Carlisle Writes a Letter In Which
he Condemns the Document.
Louisville, July 0?After some delay
that has not been fully understood Sena?
tor Carlisle has finally had it published
that he opposes the new Constitution ofJ
Kentucky. Under date of June :24, Col.
J.Stoddard Johnston wrote from Louisville
to Senator Carlisle, setting out reason
why, in his opinion, the new Constitution
should be rejected by the people.
Writing from his-, home in Cbvington,
under date of July 4, Senator Carlisle
replies as follows :
"Absence from home has prevented an
earlier receipt and acknowledgement of J
your favor of June 24. In my opinion it
would be a great mistake to adopt the pro?
posed new Constitution as it now stands,
and it was my purpose at one time to
write or say something upon the subject,
but the question is a large one and I found
that my engagements would not permit
me to discuss it in a satisfactory manner,
and, therefore, concluded to let it alone.
1 am obliged to leave for New York in a
few days to attend a meeting of the Sen
ute sub-Committee."
Thd Pennsylvania Senator Contradicts
Republican Charge*.
. Philadelphia, Pa., July !).?The Inquir?
er tomorrow will contain an interview
with Senator Quay. When asked whether
he had read the recent address of the In?
dependents, he replied: "Oh, yes, 1 have
read it; and 1 wuuld just like to say in the
most emphatic manner that so far as it
refers to mo it is false from beginning to
end; there isn't a word of truth in the
charges. I deny every charge; they are
false, as were those of last year. The
gentlemen who signed this address are.
not Republicans. All of them voted for
Pattison for Governor, many of them
voted for Cleveland for President, and
you will find among them a large number
who are free traders or whose sympathies
are with free traders. I can stand at?
tacks coming from such Democratic
"And to think of connecting me in any
way with the Bardslcy business?it is
ridiculous. Bardsley was not nominated
by politicians, he was not a politician's
candidate. He was thrust forward as a
representative of business men. I have
only a slight acquaintance with the man,
I have seen him and that is all; 1 should
not know hjm if I met liim on the street.
I never had. any dealings with him and
know nothing whatever of him, except
what I have read in the newspapers.
These charges arc as preposterous as they
are false."
A Mlddiesborough Worker Who has Gone
MinnEESBOKOUoii, Kt., July 9.?In April
last one Robt. Knight, alias B. Kuight,who
has served a term in the Illinois state
penitentiary for forgery, came to this city
apparently well off and with bogus recom?
mendations. He succeeded in organizing
the National Loan and Investment Com?
pany with one million dollars capital,har
ing * himself elected secretary. With him
was a dashing, pretty young woman who
he introduced as his wife. Both lived
high here and attended many of the ultra
fashionable receptions and entertain- j
ments. Soiua short time ago they disap?
peared aud it is now discovered that he
forged many checks and drafts here on
Cincinnati, New York and Chicago banks.
He has also swindled many prominent
people out of "various sums of money, A
warrejit has been sworn out for his arrest
ana* 4 reward offered for his capture.
Before coming here he worked simBar
schemes in Chicago and Detroit. His
photograph, taken from the rogues gal?
lery, was received to-day from the Chicago
The Peculiar Story Told by a Veteran of
(From the Atlantic Constitution.)
A group of old soldiers gathered in the
rotundi of the Kimbail House yesterday
were telling stories of field and camp dur?
ing tne war, when one of the nurobe&gATe
the following graphic account of the sui?
cide of a Federal officer on the field at
"It was there," said he, "I saw a Feder?
al officer, chagrined because nothing
would stay the retreat of his men, raise
his pistol to his head and blow out bis;
brains. It happened on the second day's
fight. (Jen. Longstreet had just come up
with part of his troops from Chambers
burg, Pa., and vigorously assailed Sickles'
corps, which he was driving back in great
disorder. Sickles halted and formed his
men in line to receive Longstreet's
"It was one of the few times I ever saw
corns commanders at the front line.
Sickle?, with his staff, was riding among
his men, encouraging them to withstand
the Confederate assault, while Longstreet,
with his 6taff, and Col. Frecmantle, an
English officer ami correspondent of the
London Times, were cheering our boys to
the charge.
"Wc advanced and gave the Federals a
terrific volley ar close range. They
staggered under the galling tire, when
Longstreet ordered us to give them the
bayonets. As the men wavered and
broke to run, an officer stepped to the
front, and, wiih his sword, signalled them
to come back. Again and again he waved
to his men, but by this time they were in
full run, and the officer, in his angry roor
tiflcntion, raised a pistol to his head and
fired. When Gen. Longstreet and Col.
Freeman tic rode up, they looked down at
the brave Union officer, but the tide of
battle swept us on."
New Orleans Editors Jab Each Other
With Frog .Stickers.
New Orleans, L.\.. July 0.?A party
from this city crossed the Louisiana line
and fought a duel today with rapiers.
The principals were L. P. Bouby, the
editor of L'Orlean; and A. S. Carrntti?
ers, editor of* the Mascot. Those present
were the principals, .Messrs. Bilstein,
Hciderman, Serres and Judge Buisson,
Drs. De Grange and David. Each party
had a pair of rapiers. Bouby won the
toss for weapons .and selected his own,
time was called and the duel commenced.
During the encounter Carruthcrs was cut
below the eye, and notwithstanding the
manifest desire of the two combatants to
continue the fight, doctors and seconds
decided unanimously that honor was sat?
isfied, and that the two adversaries had
given sufficient proof of their courage
and dignity. Subsequently a reconcilia?
tion took place on the field of honor,
The trouble between the duelists grew
out of a article published in their respec?
tive papers.
Brunswick Citizens Alarmed?Effort to
Suppress the News.
Brunswick, Ga., July 9.?The discovery
of yellow fever in this city has caused
much alarm. Two unmistakable cases of
the dread disease were reported on Friday
last, but the victims had been suffering
for fully a week.
A foreign brig was sighted oft' the bar
last Saturday and was boarded by Pilot
Charles Arnold, and. in spite of the strict
quarantine regulations regarding infected
vessels, lie brought this one into the har?
bor. On Friday he was stricken with the
fever and is very sick.
People are leaving town by the score
because of the bad sanitary condition of j
the streets and houses. They fear a gen?
eral outbreak ami are moving their fami?
lies and taking everything with them for
a prolonged stay.
The authorities have taken remarkable
precautions to keep the matter quiet and
have even threatened the newspaper cor?
respondents with arrest in case they
should communicate the fact to the out?
side world. On Friday morning the tele?
graph wires were cut to prevent the send?
ing of despatches. The injury to the city
would be extreme in case of a general
stampede or if the neighboring towns
should place quarantine restrictions on
the place. It can readily be understood
that the railroad companies and all the
business community arc interested in
suppressing the facts.
He Sayn He will he-Elected and will De?
pend Aluch Upon State Clubs.
Pittsburgh, July 8.?Major McMinley
passed through here this morning on his
way home from Woodstock, Conn. In an
interview he said:
"I am going home to make a hustling
political light,'and I shall win. The cam?
paign in Ohio will be cleanly fought and
the issues will be national on the Repub?
lican side. Campbell will be my oppon?
ent. And, lest any one should believe
that this campaign will be a bitter per?
sonal one, 1 desire to say that' Gov
Campbell is one of the warmest personal
friends I have."
Major McKinley was asked as to the
Republican organization in Ohio. He
said: "Our organization is almost perfect,
and upon it is largely based my certainty
of election. We have Republican clubs
in every city, town, and borough of the
State, and they will begin w ork in a week
or so. By the time the registry books are
closed we expect to have a fair idea of |
exactly what vote every town will give.
The Democrats depend upon committee
work, but I regard the club as the strong?
est weapon for use in a campaign."
-. ? .
Foor Eugenie.
A monarchist journal in Paris presents
this rather touching picture of the Em?
press Eugenie as she appeared during her
recent visit to France, explaining that
this is the first long visit the Empress has
paid siuce France was at her feet. Tbe
writer says:
"She complains no longer, and she
neither weeps nor mourns. For hours to?
gether she remains without talkiug and
traverses slowly and as if there were some
Calvary at each station at "which she
must halt?the places dear to her in her
former capital. Her smile has reappear?
ed, sad and monotonous though it is. Her
eyes have regained their softness and their
melancholy beauty, but the charm of the
radiant face is flown forever before the
tears she has shed. Her graceful, elegant
figure is bowed down, aud her voice has
grown deep and low with many sobs."
Census Figures of the Membeisblp of the
Roman CathoHc Church.
Washington, P. C, July 9.?Superinten?
dent Porter, qf irie Census "Bureau, has in pre?
paration aui^ will soon issue a bulletin upon
the membership of the Roman Catholic Church
in the Jlnited States by States and counties.
The bulletin will show that the membership
POK numbers 6,250,000 communicants over
,/fteen years of age. This minimum limit of
'age to fifteen years will be adhered to in the
statistics of other churches which are in
course of preparation.
Details of the Capture and a Talk With the
Officers. Hundred* of People Visit
Sax Die?o, Cal., Julv S.?The Chilian
transport Itata, and the United States
cruiser Charleston arrived in port at 9:30
yesterday morning direct from Iquique. |
The Itata entered the harbor and anchored
in the channel, while the Charleston re?
mained oul;,ide at the head. The Data
was at once boarded by revenue officers.
At 1 o'clock the Itata reached the iden?
tical point from which she eloped so sen?
sationally some weeks- ago with the
United States marshal on board. The
wharvos were soon crowded with people,
all anxious to get a look at the vessel, and
was dotted in every direction with sailing
crafts of all descriptions. As soon as
possible, officer Churchill, in charge of
the vessel, came ashore and. telegraphed
his report to the department at Wash?
The Itata came in flying the Chilian flag
covered with bunting in honor of the day,
and carrying as officers and crew the same
men who manned her when she left sud?
denly, with the exception of Silva Palma,
commander of the Esmeralda, and two or
three of his officers, who assisted the
Itata to get out on hor last visit. There
is no prize crew, the Charleston having
simply put officers on board and conveyed
her up, leaving navigation to the original
crew under the military commander,
Teiede and Capt. Mauzeam. The Data's
machinery, which was said to have been
purposely damaged by insurgents, is de?
clared to have worked admirably until the
last two or three days of the journey,
Arrangements were immediately made to
turn the vessel over to proper United
States authorities. The Charleston, it is
understood, will remain outside until
Monday to engage in target practice and
then will come into the harbor. While
lying at her anchorage, about a mile west
of Corondalc, the Charleston was visited
by hundreds of people in steam tugs and
sailing vessels and train loads of people
have come in from Los Angles, Sanber
nardinc and intermediate points to see the
DETAILS ok Til L c Al'TL HK.
The officers and several passengers in
the Chilian steamer Itata, which arrived
here from Iquique in charge of the cruiser
Charleston yesterday, recite some inter?
esting incidents connectod with the arrival
of the Itata at Inquique some weeks ago
and her subsequent departure for this port
in convoy ot the Charleston. They say
that when the Itata steamed into the har?
bor at Iquique her officers did not know
the vessel had already been delivered to
the United Statesand that formal demand
had been made on the insurgents for the
surrender of the vessel. They stated that
this was accompanied by the following
message from the American flag ship :
" If you refuse and do not give her up
peacefully, I will seize every one of your
ships and blockade every port on your
coast." The reply of the insurgents was
simply an order for Captain Mauzen to
deliver the Itata, her cargo and effects
into tho hands of the United States au?
thorities. The captain of the Baltimore
went aboard the Itata ami presented the
order to Capt. Mauzen with the word :
"In the name of the United States I con?
fiscate this ship and her cargo."
"That's all right ; that's all right, "re?
plied Capt. Mauzen, I am a German sub?
ject, you can do nothing with me, take the
The commander of the Esmeralda who
had remained on board the Itata when
the two vessels parted company off Acu
pulco, could not be found. He had ac?
complished his mission and had quietly
dropped over the side of the vessel. He
in company with several brother officers,
was soon on shore and safe from further
On taking possession of the vessel, the
United States officials and representatives
from the Chilians went on board and took
stock of the cargo. Preparations were at
once made to return and Lieutenant-Com?
mander Tood and Ensign Churchill, from
the Charleston, took charge of the Itata.
The latter's engines were found in bad
condition, owing to the terrible strain put
on them, and Engineer Hollis, of the
Charleston, was sent on board to superin?
tend the necessary repairs. This consum?
ed several days, but finally the hour of
departure was set for Saturday evening,
June 13th, at six o'clock. At that hour
the Charleston signalled "Go ahead."
The Itata signalled in return that she was
not ready. Again and again did the Char?
leston signal for her prize to put to sea,
but it was evident that the Chilians were
averse to undoing the results of their long
and tedious voyage.
At 8:45 p. m. the Charleston again sig?
nalled. The reply came back that the
Itata had not received her supply of
water. At 9 o'clock Admiral McCann sig?
nalled to the Itata "put to sea at once,
water or no water." The Itata accord?
ingly departed. The return voyage was
devoid of incident.
An Associated Press reporter visited the
Charleston and from her officers learned
that the feeling on the part of the Chilian
congressional party is extremely bitter
toward the United States, to which they
looked if not for assistance, at least, for
non interference.
The Charleston also brings news that
the insurgents have now about 20,000 men
in the field, while the government forces
are not quite as numerous. Besides,
the insurgents have taken possession of
almost the entire country north of Val
The insurgents were recently attacked
by Balmaceda's forces in the town of Iqui?
que. They fought their way into the very
streets. They attacked the custom house,
where there was a great amount of English
goods, and where a number of English
and American resitictrfa had isken refuge.
At a critical too merit the commander of
the British Warship, Warspite, appeared
with a detachment of marines. He in?
formed both sides that foreigners and
their property would lie protected. If
they did not stop fighting in fh'e street*
he would take a hand himself. They re?
tired to the country back of the city" and
continued the battle. The insurgents
finally came off victorious. It is reported
that there is au insurgent commander on
the It&ta now on his way to Washington,
but if such is the case, ho has kept his
identity concealed.
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Judge Green gets Into Trouble for Passing j
Bogus Checks.
(Wjthcvllli! Dfr patch.)
Judge C. R. Green, of Scott county, has
been, attending the Supreme Court here
for several weeks past. On Thursday he
rcceircd n telegram from his old home in
Charlotte county, conveying the sad intel?
ligence that his father Col. Green, was dy?
ing from the effects of an accident which
he met with the first of that week by being
thrown from a horse.
But before leaving our beautiful moun?
tain town he determined to make a lay ling
impression on some of our good people.
He succeeded, and that admirably ! To be
brief he commenced buying clothes, bor?
rowing money, and in payment of the
former he gave bogus checks. The checks
were drawn on the banks of EstHlville,
Scott county. Frank & Co.. got one for
$I?.?0; Bergman, the clothier, one for
$17..">0 ; the Fourth Ave. Hotel, for board
bill, one for $30.f>0 : C. N. Otcy, so we are
informed one for $\\f>0 in payment of a
bar bill, and Mr. Carngltau, one for $*^0.
foc.sonic r-fnek. The Judge also look iti
his lawyer friends here for harrowed sums
from $'2? down. In all be "raised" Wylhe
ville for something like $150. Those who
were taken-in by Judge Green swore out
warrants, and Constable llamlett took the
trail. The oflicor found the Judge at
Burkevillc and arrested him. They re?
turned to the "scat of war" Tuesday night,
when he was jailed. Wednesday morning
a compromise rag affected, the Judge pay?
ing off all claims, and the charges dis?
A Girl who ate her Father and Lover Too.
A personal narrative in the Century for
July, by one of the survivors, tells the
sforv of the overland trip across the plains
to California in 1846-47 of the ill-fated
Donner party. Of these unfortunate emi?
grants, eighty-three in number, all but
forty-one perished.
In March, 1847, 1 was at Verba BueiiH,
now San Francisco, when tho news of the
third and successful attempt at the rescue
of these people came to us, anil some of
tho survivors soon after reached Ycrba
Buena. The details of that terrible win?
ter in the mountains are too revolting to
be told, and I observe that Mrs. Murphy
only hints at them in saying: "We were
the only family no ono member of which
was forced to eat of human llesh to keep
body and soul together."
It is charitable, after all these years, to
accept Mrs.-Murphy's version, but I waa
told, by one of the rescuing party at the
time, that not one of those found at Don?
ner lake had been able to refrain from this
last resort against starvation, and that in
some cases the unfortuuatc people had
deliberately pickled the flesh of their dead
in their pork barrels. I well remember
one fine looking girl who wus'pointcd out
to me as having eaten of the flesh of her
father and her lover !
Tbe Great Tin Plate Plant? of Wales will
Likely be Transferred to the United
(London Dispatch.)
The Times to-day says: "Should the
sixty delegates report favorably the pros?
pects for tin-plate workers in the United
States, it is not unlikely that there will be
so large an exodus to America as to lead
to a great part of the trade hitherto
monopolized by Wales being transferred
to America, Hitherto the idea ha? been
that it was impossible to manufacture tin
plates in America, owing to atmospheric
conditions, but tin-plate makers who ac?
companied the iron and steel institute
delegates to America reported that there
was nothing, except the want of skilled
labor, to prevent the successful manufac?
ture of tin plate in America."
In the House of Commons to-day Baron
de Worms, Political Secretary of the Col?
onial Office, said in reply to a question
that the Government did not anticipate
that British deulers would suffer much by
the prohibition from catching seals for
the period imposed upon them by the re?
cent order in council.
British officers, who have been engaged
in fighting the slave trade in East Africa,
in submitting the reports of their opera?
tions for the year 1800, declare that the
traffic is on its last legs. The action of
the Brussels conference will, they assert,
kill it.
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It is Decided After Fending Fifteen
Paiiis, Ky., July 8.?The famous Mcgib
ben bull case,which has been in the courts
for fifteen years, was settled at Versailles
recently bv the jury returning a verdict
of $9,000 for plaintiff. In 1875, Thomas
Megibben, of Harrison county, and Edwin
Bedford, of this county, bought a fine
Jersev cow, which produced a valuable
bull calf. Megibben bought for $0,000
Bedford's interest in the calf which prov?
ed impotent, and Megibben sued for his
money. In 1879 Megibben was rendered
judgement for $10,000, but the ease was
taken to the Court of Appeals, where it j
was untouched for twelve years. Six
months ago it reversed the decision of
the lower court and last week the case
was tried at Versailles with the above re?
sult. Thomas Megibben, the original
plaintiff, has been dead a year, and the
verdict was in favor of his estate. Hon.
John G. Carlisle, Col. W. C. P. Breckin
ridge, Hon. Harry Ward, Hon. John B.
Houston and other noted lawyers were
employed in the case.
Poisonous House Decorations.j
(Indianapolis Independent.;
A notable article on the above subject,
written by Dr. W. B. Clarke, of this city,
decorated with eight head-lines, appeared
in last Sunday's Cincinnati Enquirer. It
treated of the alarming prevalence of ar?
senic in household articles, giving plenty
of proof, and certainly ought to awaken
people to the danger of blindly using
everything without employing the easy
tests for arsenic given. He said that 10,
000,000 pounds of arsenic are imported
annually, and to its great use in the arts
and manufactures may be traced the rapid
increase in the number of cases of can?
cer, feeing reported the last few years.
Tho many forms in which arsenic appears,
and tne^uscs to which it was put were
clearly described, as well as the symptoms
and treatment of poisoning from it, acute
and chronic, and the chemical tests were
so clearly described that any one can eas?
ily perform them.
*iiu& wm Kick *t off.
(Kljuira Advertiser.)
AnEtroba huilding U to-day to receive a root of
AsQ$rU*n ti&
New York, July 9.?Money loaned at
[email protected]}-;?' per ccut. Exchange lower; posted
rales, ft 85>;?014 S7?*; actual rates, $4
S4?4<?4 83 for (KT days, and $4 84>X for
demand. Governments stcadv; currency
Gs, $1 09% bid; 4s coupon, $11? bid; 4&6
coupon, $1 00 bid.
It was stated on good authority in Wall
street circles today that Lazard Freres,
who has been shipping gold abroad so
freely of late, had entered into an ar?
rangement whereby it may be expected
that a portion of the gold will be return?
ed in the fall. The details are matters of
conjecture, but it appears that the firm is
practically loaning gold to the Hank of
France, receiving ink-rest upon it, and
receiving also the privilege of drawing
bills on the bank at such" low figures as
to make the rcsliipment of gold to this
country profitable. The Paris correspon?
dent of the London Times estimates the
total ?um which Lazard Frerel will draw
from America at $30,000,000. The stock
market this morning was duller than for
several months past. The sales to mid?
day were insignificant, By noon they
amounted to 32,300 shares, and the small
totii! was made up wholly of transactions
in Burlington. St. Paul, Chicago Gas and
Jersey Central. The general market was
slightly higher, while Jersey Central show?
ed a los:; of 1 percent, and Chicago Gas
r>... At this writing the market is stag?
nant, with values generally sligUUrHowcr
than yesterday's in most rases.
Louisville, July 9.
The tone of the security market today
was firmer than it has been for several
weeks, and there is more disposition on
the part of investors to buy first-class
securities. Unless something uuforseen
happens abroad, it is likely that money
will get more comfortable from day to
day here, and it would seem that by the
middle or at least the last of the mouth,
our local securities should show a decided
improvement in price. There was quite a
lively demand for street car bonds this
morning at 88^, but holders were asking
89, and they were scarce at that figure,
Wagon Company stock sold at 43, Street?
car common stock at 19?4'. Fidelity Trust
Company stock was also in demand at
19."), but could not be bought for less than
It is Having a Had t; licet on the Govern.
mcnt'h Finance*.
A prominent cabinet officer closely con- ,
nccted with the United States Treasury,
having been accused of ill-advised ex?
pressions rsftecting upon the public credit
more particularly with reference to the
silver coinage question, a contemporary
remarks with some pertinency that 11 with
the Treasury gold fund at the lowest point
since the silver agitatation of six years
ago, and with silver certificates represent?
ing a larger percentage of the Government
receipts from customs, and gold certifi?
cates a smaller percentage than for a long
time past, it is a very inopportune time
for outgivings from Washington calculated
to cast the slightest doubt on* the conser?
vatism and soundness of the methods to
be followed in the administration of the
Bristol Heins,
(Uristol News.; ?
The Danville and East Tennessee has
evidently gone to that bourne from whence
it cannot return. The doctrine of trans?
mission may prevail and its spirit pass
into the body of another stronger and
better constituted creation, but the infant
has given up the ghost, and while we
mourn, we should not be discouraged.
A few days ago the wife of Mr. Peter
Ormsby, the popular enginoer on the S.
A. & O., left Bristol to visit her relatives
up North. While she was waiting for
connection in Jersey City, some one "re?
lieved her of a purse containing $1^0 in
cash and other things.
In the News yesterday mention was
made of the 3 C suit that was to come up
at Jonesboro. A Bristol gentleman re?
ceived a letter stating that this case was
ordered to be removed to the federal
court at Knoxville.
Judge Smith was petitioned some time
ago to make this move, but refused to do
it until ordered by higher power.
Persons living in Sullivan or Washing?
ton county who have small claims against
the company now would do just as well to
let them go, as expenses to Knoxville and
return would cat up the amount that
might be obtained.
The Growth of Cities.
(American Economist.)
The remarkable growth of population
in cities in the United States contrasted
with the slightly increased or often di?
minished population of the rural districts
is attracting the attention of political
economists. The census returns of all
countries indicate the same tendency to
an extraordinary increase of urban popu?
lation. In the United States the special
reports of the census show very clearly,
and in a manner to call for comment on
the part of the superintendent, the mi?
gration to the cities to be one of the
most striking features of the census of
1890. In Europe this feature is no-less
remarkable. Tho great cities, Berlin,
Paris and London, arc as conspicuous for
growth of population as arc New York
and Chicago. The city of Berlin in 1871
contained about 500,000 inhabitants and
at the present time numbers a million
and a half. Paris in five years has in?
creased 102,000, and now contains about
2,500,000 inhabitants*. London has added
ten per cent to its population in the past
ten years and now includes a population
of about 4,500,000. The same conditions
will be found in India, Japan and the
South American States,
Temperance From Maine and Georgia.
(From the Belfast Age.)
Belfast has one citizen who believes in
law. He it in the habit of going on sprees
occasionally. When he gets tt a certain
stage of inebriation, he arrests himself,
walks up to the jail and remains until the
next day. He was seen one evening last
week staggering toward (bat placet of re?
fuge with tears streaming down his face*.
On being asked his trouble, he replied that
he had to go to jail. 14 Why n?t go home?"
was asked him, "Can't; have been drunk;
ought to go to jail," and to jail be vent.
(From the Middle Georgia Progress.)
A female temperance lecturer visited
Yaldouta last week. She published a
pamphlet setting forth the horrible effecte
/of intemperance, and exemplified them in
person by getting on a rousing drunk.
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Gov. Bocttt?stf&9tUI Call an Extra Session
tt Requested*
Nashville, July 9.?Oer. Buchanan has
promised to eall an extra session or the Legis?
lature if the Chairman of the various County
Democratic Executive Committees present him
with a unanimous call to do so? Clerk Harm
of the Senate has just warned from a vtsfc to
the Governor at tits home in Rutherford County
and verifies the aime.

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