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Tho T,?u<ting Jewc|w?, BJC STONE CAP, VA, j WATCHES, CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, SPECTACLES, ETC. W. C. ROBINSON & CO. VOL. !? BIG STONE GAP, VA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 14,1891. f - -I NO. 52. j?TRADE REVIEW. 1 ,vr OK CON W?BS CK STILL IX H;K,J CKKAS1SO. |.ro!.prct* |lrlir!iter-lorelKn De. < f ' n?J InrrrHKlng for Our SurpliiH???.. "rMi"? *'rcnt Not 1,<,r ???nont _. v..i k Aug. 13.?R. ?. Dun &Co.'s bit review of trade says that with im - in n,anv linos di8aPP?i!,t'"olJ jl (he feeling of confidence nevcrthc ? ji^Mictlj increases. Its basis is that I crop prospects are clearer and hlcr, ?hilc the prospects of a foreign i ...nd for American grain expand with . ?cok's news. I nlcss many con im. rcnorts. official and unofficial, are .tit i? error, the Kassian crops have ' for failed that the exports from that ,.?u!!in most l?c snjall, while the require m: H ?f Kurland, France and Germany ,1 ),o unusually large, hence the very )?.?-,v movement of wheat for the season, t. reCCjpt,i nl Western points exceeding I niM.onoO bushel* every day, depresses the price imt little. The belief increases difll tin- country will l>e aide to sell sneh usi quantities of grain abroad add to ^fan-so heavily upon foreign supplies oapir.i! thnt all the home industries will I* greatly stimulated. Cotton reports are also most favorable on the whole, and corn is making excel? lent progress with an enormous acreage. MoncUn difficulties are still in the fu? ture, for though at some Southern points the markets arc light, the supplies at Western centers are adequate for legiti? mate business and mere speculation gets Iff- help than usual. Tbc depression in some industries con? tinues and is real, but may be traced to causes obviously not permanent. Thus the (ton manufacturer is much set back tri the inability of the railroads to make purchases because they fail to negotiate securities, but when large crops and prof? itable business have placed the compan? ies in a stronger position, they will be glile to buy freely again. The cotton manufacture; though retarded by the ex? traordin?r)' fall in the price of cotton, ami the consequent losses on goods made; Ina? Material purchased early in thfl past viai. still finds a fairly large .demand, and it soon reduction in prices jnost goods an* moi ing freely. Bleached goods are lower and print; cloths dull at -'.87 cents, but ample sup? plies of cheap material promise a healthy business hereafter. Wool manufacture is distinctly improv? ing and the sales of wool at Bnstotl rise to ?,Isii.iiiin pounds, the sales there, at Philadelphia and New York since Jan. 1, being l-U<,<J00,U0t) pounds, against 138, IHMMKH) pounds last year to the same dale. Reports from other citie8 reflect a grow? ing confidence in the future. At Boston the trade in merchandise increases and is very good for boots and shoes, with the factories well employed, and Western and Southern reports ijuite favorable. At rittsburgmanufactured iron is fair? ly active and the glass trade good, but collections are rather slow. Chicago feels the effects of the great crops distinctly, wheat receipts being sevenfold h<\ year's, rye fivefold, barley, (wojojd, ?'o?d nearly double, and in corn, ln??f,butleraod bides some increase ap? pears, as aUo iji all worts of wool. Sales of clothing and shoes are larger t hap ever before at this season, and in all lines col? lection"; are satisfactory. At other Western points, crop pros? pects are ^almost everywhere mentioned as unsurpassed and at St. Louis the de? mand for money in the interior towns frrows more pressing and commercial bor? rowers are held closely to their needs. At Minneapolis, St. Aaul, Omaha, and Kansas City, trade is generally good. At (?oujsvilte and Nashville it is improving. A' iJ'MltgQjncryj the demand for goods is fair Lijt grefills are very conservative. At Memphis and Savannah the reports of trade are less favorable- and at Jackson? ville business is very dull. Unfavorable weather has strengthened cotton at New Orleans, and the demand for sugar is good, with rice strong, and money in good de? mand but with supplies ample lor legiti? mate trade. I lie juices of commodities are down, and for the first time this year the general level is lower than a year ago, having de? clined 1 and 2 |,ir cent the past week, "heat has risen % of a eent with the exports greatly exceeding last year, and enormous Western receipts make the tmtmtte repeated assertions that the AHiajw can jjpjj] |slcjc wheat appear ridiculous, W?^er? estimates pot ns ualh extreme, now allow froifl "ushels upward for the crop, while oven "'"re moderate eastern estimates make J?|,000f0tlO bushels for export. Corn is ?,?* cents higher. Coffee K cent and oil 1 cent lower. I'he financial prospects have nol gauged and though money on call is cheap commercial loans are made with JHUtion. Large failures have occurred, ?ut none threatening financial dislur ,,anw The tone abroad is less strained ?n<l I he Ibtnk of France has gained gold l?rgelr but a preg8Urc jn Kur0pe lnust M-'rtll || fhe needs for breadstuff's are as >jr-^? ii opposed. Foreign imports of ?BrchaiidUn ill gejv fork in Jqlv fell 111 pweeut below lust year! 'while "the ex? ports largely increased. he demand for monev to move the "?l's neg'iis to be felt bv manv bunks, *2 (iu""^ ?hc week the treasury has j "in from circulation $000,0011 more l/"' ."*8 Paid out. Foreign exchange y Wtai froii,4.w;i., to4.85W,and some *,. " gold imports is now heard. ? m buainesg fa i I u res occ u ri i ng t h ro ugh - \ W country during the past week hubiuc, f0l ,u. pI|ited gt-teg m^ Cunudlt toIul ?f -HI, against 247 last week. NKWs*,AI?EK RUSH TO ?LAIXB. "tabargl, !'ilJM.rit Tumbling I!?mdU>?g In ?a?U? r?r the Nomination Train. insftvaoH, Aug. 13.?The newspaper n^f U,i*,cit-V? wi,Sl noteworthy unaui 1 >?'?** joined the Blaine boom.* Tiak D'8palch' Con?n?ercial Gazette, ^ c?roiiicle-Telegraph, the Leader Rial the P.- i r iress have all pronounced for Dispatch in the morning ??d ti^m??er ,he ?iead of "Politicians "It I 16 ^?oni:" ''ooiti I 1 Uct ,hat the present Blaine boawt! !he mogt spontaneous and toe i,eo, i p\L:mon *"?r a public man from eottalr?.' ]m beefl wiln^Bcd in this !osu , <'a11 ln 1808 UP?? Gra,lt foiJeoI * ,l,c Il'J?se. H has been a ?rot? hi J0?clu8iott ever since Blaine if ?liveVu\m>Uu letter that, Vi beini ?i ! d' uo1,hi?g eo?W prevent WttW candidate for k^mo,!t^WesPread a,,<! earnest feel j l> <iie people (hat BUine is, by great odda the moat Capable man in the party, or, indeed, in public life in this country to-day." pc bornrncrcial.Guzcttc in its leading editorial to-day speaks of Mr. Blninc as the one man above alt others to lead his party to victory in the great battle of 181)2. Men who once distrusted and opposed him arc now his supporters, because to Ins conceded brilliancy he has added the proots ot a conservative and dignified statesmanship that has made the State Department of this Administration the pride of his countrymen." The Chronicle-Telegraph savs: "It is time for the Republican partv of this Statu und every other Slate to'speak in unmistakable terms for the greatest statesman, the brainiest leader, and the most earnest, unfaltering exponent of Republican doctrines in the republic." It adds: "it is an old cry, a strong cr v nnd a cry altogetlici?Blaine, Blnine James (i. Blaitic!" The Times, speaking of the attitude of Quay and others, says of Mr. Blaiiie: "His nomination is so clearly the parlv dvsire that there will be no room in the next Republican National Convention for any name but his, except he declines abso? lutely in advance. A SKC!)Nl> .1KSSK JA>lKS. Shoots Three Men ami Kohs mu Ohio Kauft, Lima, Ohio, August 12.?Shortly after the Exchange bank at Columbus Grove opened this morning a stranger entered a hardware store which adjoins the bank and asked for two revolvers. After load? ing them he pointed them at the propri? etor's head telling him to take his pay out of that. He then entered the bank, Cashier T. .1. Maple had just opened the bank of which his father is proprietor and laid out about $5,000 near the cashier's window. The intruder immediately began shooting. Maple was struck twice, once in the arm and once in the right side as he fell to the floor, and an old farmer, Wilijgtri Vanderhorkc, aged (H), entering the door, the robber turned and shot him through and through. The old man fell dead. A third man sat in the lojjby of the bank was paralyzed with fear, but he was not molested. The desperudo then grabbed $1,500 in greenbacks, shoved I hem in the pockets of his sack coat and darted out the door shouting "I'm a sec? ond Jesse James." Quite a crowd had been attracted, but f?erc was a scattering when the murderer appeared in the street, having a gun in .either lmnxl>;i,<J shooting indiscriminately. One of the hysf at vi erf; Jienry Buck, was struck ;dow,u by a bulled t/je fellow ran lo the outskirts of the fowit anil /disap? peared into a big cornfield,. The .desper? ado is short, heavy set, with full face and small black moustache.. IV' wore & black alpaca cashmere black sack coat, blue pants with white stripes atid no vest. He appeared to he about 30 or 35 years old. A posse was quickly organized and started. Another posse started from West Cairn and others rapidly organized. It Is thought the wounds of Maple and Buck are not necessarily fatal. Vandcr bark who was killed was a prosperous farmer .in Union township. Ho leaves a large family. A reward has been offered for the capture of the villian. Columbus drove is a town of 2,000 inhabitants, it is twelve miles North of Lima. THIRTY THOUSAND. A Sensation in Alliance Circles in Georgia. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13.?The liveliest Alliance sensation of the scnsoirhas come lo light. J. 0. Wynn, the business agent of the Georgia Alliance Exchange, is over $30,000 short in his accounts. The Ex? change and Mr. Wy mi's securities will be called upon to make the shortage good. Wynn was appointed business agent of the Exchange when it was first organized. He was elected by a Board of Directors and had the management of the Ex? change's affairs. He did all the buying for the Exchange and had large dealings with local commission merchants. His plan of procedure was simple. He would pay for Exchange goods with his personal notes, marking the account'paid' upon his books. This gave him the use of the money of the Exchange for one month to six months. With this he has speculated in Atlanta real estate. He has made in this wav, and has now invested in real estate, more than enough to se? cure his bondsmen. 3 f the deficit had not been discovered he would have held the property for profit, replaced the money taken and been satisfied with the net pro? fit. Wynn has surrendered all his prop? erty, and his bondsmen are not at all un easv. He has no statement to make in his own defense, except that other and more prominent officers in the Exchange did identically the same thing. GUARDING Till: JAIL. Twenty Person? Employed to Guard the Jail at Gladevllle. For the past week about twenty persons, armed with Winchesters and revolvers, have been employed to guard the jail at Gladcville to prevent the rescue of Bates, who was under arrest when policeman Hvlton was shot at Norton by Talt Hall, and who, it is charged, held Hylton while Hall shot him. It was reported that Hall was seen near Gladeville some days ago and it was supposed he was there to se? cure the release of Bates. This is not likely the case, however. It is more likely that Hall is now in Alabama or Tennessee where he has friends and that the part he took in Bate's behalf was accidental. It is believed he had other reasons for kill? ing Hvlton, though it is not certain what they were. One report is that Hylton said before he died that he did not know Hall. There is a reward of $300 offered for Hall bv the cilizens of Norton. He is a desperate character and, it is said, has killed fifteen or sixteen men. A MI?I>U:SDOKO LANDLORD SKIPS. Leaving Dc!?i?*l.IIlm ? Host of Angry Creditor*' MinntKLiiouoiou, Kv., AuglJJ.?The In? tense hot weather of the past few days appears to have forced S. E. Bicktord,pro. nrietorof the Park* Place hotel of this cilv, to seek the cooler clime of his na? tive state of Michigan, where upon tjie borders of the great lake he can pass Jit review his but too short stay in this moun? tainous region. The gay Bickford came here from Michigan a few months ago and leased the Park Place hotel, a fash ionable resort which was patronised by manv of the best families in town. Bick ford'made money, but he hated to pay his bills, so last evening he decamped, taking with him his wife and all that he possess? ed, leaving behind him a numberof cooks, maids and waiter to whom he owerf ? month'* wages, and some twenty to thirty creditors with accounts against bin ag? gregating the neat, sum of ^over $2,000., be made to have him brought back, . SAFE BLOWERS CAUGHT. They are Tracked to North Carolina and Captured by Deteetfrr*. (Rrirftol Courier.) Chief of Police W. J. Cox on Saturday received a telegram from AV\ B. Kilhourn asking to he met at the 5:33 p. m. train. When the train came in officer Cox met it according to request. wAJ??,?5khc PaBSe?Kcrs were Detective W. B. kilhourn and W. J. Allen, of Char? leston, S. C, Frank Stanshurv, of Rich? mond, and William Frazicr, "of Austria. Allen, Stanshurv and Frazicr are the men who,?on the night of Jnlv 25, blew open the safe of C. F. Flanncry, of Wise C. H., J and ,ook from't somewhere between $2.>0 and $400, a Remington 44 calibre pistol, a 3H calibre "British Bulldog," and torty Mexican dollars. After the robbers had been locked up in the Bristol, Va., jail, the reporter had a talk with Detective Kilhourn at the Ham? ilton. Mr. Kilbonrnc lives at Big Stone Gap, and is a detective. He said that he had been on the trail of his game for nine days and had traveled nearly a thousand miles in Tennessee, Kentuckvand North Carolina before he finally captured the men for whom he was searching. The capture was made at Blowing Rocjc. N. C, on Thursday evening just about dark. The three safe blowers were stop? ping near Blowing Rock with a man nam? ed Estes. On the evening in question the detective andonoof the officers of Blow? ing Rock were watching the house when the men they were after started to town. Mr. Kilhourn brought his pistol to bear on them and commanded a halt. One of the men, Allen, ran, and the detective fired. The other two men gave themselves up and begged not to be shot. When Alien was fired at he fell, and Kil boum thought he was dead. He jumped up and began to run again, Kilhourn chas? ing him into the woods, where he finally surrendered. He was unhurt. The men wore all three bound together, about fifty feet of rope being used for that purpose. Their baggage was exam? ined and a full set of burglar's tools was found. The men did not have so much as a dollar in money between them. Mr. Kilhourn then began the homeward jour? ney, and part of the way he alone had charge of the prisoners, driving them be? fore him, tied together like horses. He told his men he would kill them if they tried to escape*, and they had sense en? ough to know that the detective was not to be trifled with, and, as%stated, they were safely landed in Bristol Saturday evening. Mr. Kilhourn did a very clever piece of work, and as he says, "feels powerful good over his victory." He will take his men to Big Stone Gap to-dav, and thence to Wise C. II. tiikv akimve hjckk. Detective KiJhoijrp reached here with his prisoners Sunday ant| t'jpji Ijjcm to Gladcville, where they are now in jail. They do not deny their guilt. J. W. Bel? cher of this county was also arrested, charged with being complicated in the crime. JOHN HOUR NOMINATED. The Heir to the Honk Throne In the Re? publican Candidate. Kxoxvillk, Tkxn., Aug. 13?The returns from the primary election held in this dis? trict to nominate the republican ^candi? date for congress, are coming in rapidly. Although all of the counties have not been heard from, enough is known to in? dicate the nomination of John C. Houk over W. W. Woodruff by a majority of from four to five thousand. Money and meanness have been the characteristic features of the campaign Woodruff is a mighty nice old gentleman who would make an excellent Sunday School superintendent, but he has no idea of practical pylitics. He opened both ends of his bar'l; and the average republican earned good wages from both sides for his patriotic work that day. The boys hoodwinked brother Woodruff a few weeks ago,got in his head the idea that he really stood some chance in the contest. He won't do it again, for he knows better now. The democrats will run J. C. Williams. And there will be some fun this fall, with encouraging prospects of ejecting the democrat, on account of the off year and republican disaffection?the latter refer? ring particularly to the Houk dynasty. A YEAR'S COAL OUTPUT. InterestingCensus Facta About Yinglnla Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia nnd North Carolina. Washington, D. C, AugustJ3.-ln West Virginia the total capital invested in coal production during the census year was $10,508,050; number of employes 9,952; wage payments, $3,888,712; total expen diture of all kinds, $4,841,796. In Ken? tucky the total capital invested was $6, 581,380; number of employes, 5,2(50; the wage payments, $1,750,301; expenditures, $2,156,548. In Tennessee the total capital invested was $4,302,811; uumber of employes, 4, 108; wage payments,$1,000,310; expendi? tures, $2,110,202. In Virginia the total capital invested was $1,035,51?; number of employes, 1,555; wage payments, 621, 260; expenditures, $682,409. In Georgia and North Carolina the total capital invested was $724,500; namher of employes, 740; wage payments, $265*464; expenditures of all kinds, $426,055. HATCHING RABIES. Jncubator In n New Role at a Woman's Hospital. Philadelpaia, Aug. 13.?The New York doctors who are making a splurge over the fact that a baby boy was hatched out in one of the incubators at the Charity Hospital, on Blackwell'a Island, are be? hind the times. Their latest baby-hatch? ing is absolutely trifling compared with the record made at the Woman's Hospital in this city. That institution, without any blowing of trumpets, has within a year hatched out fifty Httle boys and girls _all of them living and lively?including a "6-months" child, which latter feat is considered a marvolous one by the best trained scientific minds of the age. It has been a popular belief among medical men that a "G-months" child cannot live. There is no mistake at all about the Wo? man's Hospital phenomenon, for the hos? pital physicians are certain as to the time and the result of the experiment. The incubators, for there are two of j them, were imported direct from Paris about three vears ago, and since that time not one of the Httle ones that have been placed inside them has died. In fact, ac? cording to the hospital authorities, who have kept special records of these babies, all of them are thriving in a remarkable manner, and . all are unusually healthy and free from disease. . t i Some of the cases which the hospital bag dealt with recently are almost as mir aculous as the one mentioned. About two weeks ago a policeman, while travel? ing an alley back of T hompson street, saw an old tin slop backet on top of a garbage box. He paid no attention to the bucket until an excited Italian came np and told him there was a baby in it. It was raining heavily at the time, and had been doing so all night. Aniild piece of carpet in which it was wrapped was soaked with the cold rain, and so far as the policeman coold tell the mite of humanity had returned to clay. The officer knew his business, however, and rushed off at once to the Woman's Hospital, where the inanimate mite was quickly placed in one of the incubators. For twenty hours there were no signs of life, and then a little finger was seen to move. A few hours later it could move an arm, and inside of two days the little black rascal was kicking its heels,, yelling, blinking and creating as much disturbance as anv babv in the hospital. When seen yesterday the little fellow was fat, happy and contented, with all the outward evidences of a determination to live to a ripe'old age. Another fact which the hospital people do not care to boast about is that Hie lit? tle fellows are nut kept in the incubators for a month, as was the case with the boy hatched out on Mack well's Island In many instances it has not been found necessary to keep them inside the incuba? tor for over a week. This is because the machines have been carefully studied and are understood by those who handle them. According to the experts it is possible to retard the development of a baby serious? ly if the temperature and humidity are not just right. XEW YORKERS DYING From the Very Intense and Oppressive Heat. New Yokk, Aug. 13.?Ninety-four in the shade. That is what a reliable ther? mometer registered in lower Broadway at noon. This is the hottest day of the sea? son and the hottest August in twenty years. The effect upon the city is far more serious than most people imaging. Persons are oyercomc by heat by hun? dreds and actual sunstrokes befall scores of people. The aggravation of other dis? eases by heat is incalculable and children, especially nursing babies and teething littlp ones, suffer untold miseries. The hospitals are crowded with poor supplicants for treatment for ailments generated by the weather and staffs of physicians are overworked and many of the attendants arc fit subjects for treat? ment themselves. Sunstrokes have car? ried off, directly or indirectly, a dozen persons in the last twenty-four hours, and there are scores of others in the hos? pitals, The suffering caused by the heat his been Intensified by the plagues of| mosquitoes. Sunday night these vemom ous little pests made their appearance by the million and drove all persons in doors. The oldest inhabitants declare that they had never experienced anything of the kind before and wondered what they had done to be so afflicted, At two o'clock this afternoon a thunderstorm relieved the oppressive heat some. A RACE WAR. Likely to lie gin Retween White and Xegro Miners* MmnLESBORoron, Ky., Aug. 13.?Trouble is feared in the Mingo Mountain of this city. The whites object to the employ? ment of colored laborers in the mines and the latter have frequently been "run off' by the white miners. Application was made to-day by the owners of the mines to the sheriff'of Claiborne county asking for protection to the colored men retained at the mines. The indications arc that a race war will follow. MIDDLESBORO ROASTED. The Thermometer Ranging From Xlnety Une to Xlnety-SIx Degrees. MiDDKRSDOitoi'on, Ky., Aug: 13.?For the past three days the weather in this sec? tion has been intensely hot, though Mid? dles ho ro stands at an elevation of 1,100 feet above sea level. The thermometer has been ranging from ninety-one to nine* ty-six degrees. At noon to-day indica? tions pointed to a severe storm, but it blew off in less than an hour and it is now as hot as ever. The creeks are a'.l dried up and rain is badly needed. A FATAL STAB. A Mlddlesboro Saloon Keeper Killed by a Mason. M1 PpLESBOROt'GU, Ky., Aug. 13.?W. It. O'Malley, a saloon keeper of this city was fatallv stabbed last evening by David Worthington, a mason who came here from Cincinnati. The trouble originated by O'Malley refusing to credit Worthing? ton for a drink of whiskey. The vorder? er escaped to the mountains and hid in the bushes but was captured this morning and is now in custody. TIX FLATE INDUSTRY. Soon to be Established In Mlddlesborough, Kentucky. MtnoLKSBOROCGH,ky., August 13.-Mr. A. Griffiths, of Colorado, has been here for several days arranging for the location in this city of a Southern brauch for the Colorado tin plate syndicate. A site cov? ering ten acres of ground has been se? lected near the iron furnace and steel plant of the Watts syndicate, where Iron and steel can be furnished them at a low figure. _ _ _ GENERAL FITZ LEE. Uesigna the Presidency of the Rockbrldge Company. Lexington, Va., Aug. 13.?At a general called meeting of the stockholders of the Rockbridge company at Glasgow io-day, with a majority of the stock represented either by proxy or In person, plans for re? organization were, discussed and financial measures for the future formulated. Ex Gov. Lee/president of the company ten? dered his resignation and it was referred to the board of directors. It is under? stood that ex-Got. Lee intends to re-en? ter political life and may become a strong candidate for governor to succeed Gov. MuKiuney or for Senatorial honors to succeed the Hon. John W. Daniel. Slavin and John L. New York, Aug. 13.?A London dis? patch to the Herald quotes Slavin as say? ing in .regard to Sullivan's challenge: "I will cover the $1,000 now deposited at the Herald office. I am perfectly- satisfied with the arrangement. I am now consid? ering whether I will send the money be? forehand or go with it myself to Now York. I have not the slightest doubt as to the outcome of the fight with Sullivan." THE BAKER CASE. The Deepest Interest Manifested In the Kesuit of the Great Trial. Abixc.dox, Aug. 14.?The case of the Commonwealth tb. Baker was giren to the jury last evening and the court gave in? structions. Owing to the illness of one of the jurors the court adjourned until this morning. To Defeat McKinley. New Yoke. Aug. 13.?A special to the World from Saratoga gives an interview had hy its correspondent with C. C. Shayne, the wealthy fnr merchant, in which he said he had hern informed hy the agent of a satin and silk importing house that the importers in New York City hare raised $500,000 to defeat Mc? Kinley in Ohio. Mr. Shayne would not give the name of his informant at present, hut said he would do so when he spoke for McKinley at Pomerv, 0., on the 22d. . A Noted Editor Dead. PoRTLAxn Si'Kixos, Mk., Aug. 13.?Mr. George Jones, of the New York Times, who has been ill with dysentery for some time, died at 4 o'clock this morning. No arrangements have yet been an? nounced for the funeral. Gilbert E. Jones was with his father when he died. Financial. New York, Aug. 13.?Money at 1%@2 per cent. Exchange closed stcadv; posted rates, ft 84% for 60 davaand $4 96% for demand: actuafrates, $4 83% (ft 4 83% for 60 days and 4 859?@4 86 for demand. Governments steady; cnrrencv 6a. 110 bid; 4s coup., 115% bid; 4%"s, do, 100*4 bid. There was a little more activity on the Stock Exchange this mornidg. Union Pacific, St. Paul, Burlingtou, Louisville k Nashville and Rock Island absorbed most of the trading The opening waa firm, with values fractionally higher. Union Pacific was the feature, however. It opened I per cent higher at 33*4, then further advanced % to 34% in the ca,rlv trading. It subsequently fell to 32%, and then rallied to 33% bv 11 o'clock. In the hour to noon Union Pacific made an? other advance of 1 per cent. The rest of the list advanced in sympathy and most stocks were % to % per cent higher at noon than they closed yesterday. At this writing the market is dull. HIS QUEER PATIENf, 4 Physician Delates U}* Slngulac E$n?? rJence with' a' Woovsn of Fashion* !*My funniest patient?** said the doc? tor. ''Well, that question is something of a facer. You newspaper fellows do ask the queerest questions.'' ??Tell mo, Doc," urged the scribe, "about the mo^t singular patient you have or ever had, as the case may be." "I see," said the doctor, thoughtfully, ??you arc bound to stick to mo like n yampirc until \ tell you something, so hero goes. A certain woman who lives on West Fifty-seventh street has a mania for evory thing extraordinary. She is what you would call a beautiful woman, but I don't believe she has even an apology for a soul. Whether her husband realizes the latter fact I do not pretend to say, and if bo does he has too much pride to confess it to the world. Well, this woman came to me one morn? ing with a little vial and requested me to inject some of its contents in both of her arms and nock. Of course I in? quired what the liquid might be. She answered: " 'That's all right; I will give you fifty dollars if you will do it' '' 'But, madam,' I protested; 'I am not in the habit of injecting unknown fluids into the human system.' "'Oh, I know what it is,'she an 8' ered, *an 1, moreover, I don't want it in my system nor in my voins. I sim? ply want it administered under the skim' "I look'vl at hor a moment and won? dered, though she did not look like one, if she was a morphine fiend. She seemed to divine my semi-suspicion and said: 'No, it is no kind of morphine. Smell of it' "She held the little vial in her own hand to my nostrils, which inhaled & potent fragrance in which rose oil was represented. *You see.' she explained, 'I have a friend who has just returned from Paris where she has seen this thing1 successfully done. Come, here is a fifty-dollar noto. Do you refuse?1 "Now, you as a newspaper man know the value of fifty dollars and so do I. It so. mod wise for mo to say *No,' but I secured the nccossary instrument and told hor I would comply with her request at her own poriL 'All right,' she answerod, and in five minutes I had completed my novel task. She had an idea, you know, that her arms and neck would exhale u delicious perfume and oho went away as happy as a two days'-old butterfly. "In about a weok she came back and wanted mo to inject some more of the potent essence in hor arms and neck. On hor right arm 1 noticed an in? flamed spot just whore the previous injoe?nn hod b en made, and I told her that it looked as if an abscess was form? ing there. " 'Never mind,' she said, 'I want to And out if thorp is any thing in it' "Thon I fi.'ipty declined to pursue the experiment Sue departed in a state of wrath, and I have riot aeon her from that day to this. Sho was my funniest patient"?N. Y. Press. WORMS AS SOIL-TILLERS, The Wocderfnl Work They Perform la We t Africa, The Kew Bulletin contains a report by Mr. Alvan Millson, the Assistant Coir onial Secretary of Lagos, on Yorubaland, the native territory adjacent to Lagos. After describing- the wasteful system of cultivation employed by the natives and the wondorful rapidity with which the soil recovers from it he says the mystery is solved in a simple and un? expected manner during the dry season. The wbolo surface of the ground be? neath the gras-? is seen to be covered by rows of cylindrical worm casts. These vary in height from a quarter of an inch to three inches, and exist in as? tonishing numbers, It is in many places impossible to press a finger upon the ground without touching one. For scores of square miles they cover the surface of the soil, closely packed, up? right, and burned by the sun into rigid rolls of hardened clay. The rain ulti? mately breaks them down into a fine powder, rich in plant food and lending Itself easily t > t-ie tip? of the farmer. O i digffin r d ?u .f i}j ? :.?jH is' found to bo drilled it! all di.-oc.mu* by a rounlloss multUu.L* id worm drills, whilo from thirt. cn ich.s ui two foot in depth the worms are ton id in groat numbers in the moist subsoil. liaving carefully ?t moved the w rtn casts o! one season from two separate squaro feet of land at a considerable distance from one an? other, and chosen at random, Mr. Mill son found the weight to bo ten and three-quarters pounds, in a thoroughly dry state. This gives a mean of over five pounds per square foot and a total of not less than 62,233 tons of subsoil brought to tho surface on each square mile of cultivable land in the Yoruba country every year. This work goes on unceasingly yoar after year, and to the untiring- labors of its earthworms this part of West Africa owe* the livelihood of its people. Where tho woran do not work tho Yoruba fcnows that it is useless to make his farm. Estimating one square yard of dry earth by two feet docp as weighing half a ton, there is an annual movement of earth per square yard of tho'dopih of two feet, amounting to not less than forty-five pounds. From this it appears | that every particle of earth in each ton of soil to thj depth of two feet is brought to the surfao once in twenty seven years. It seoms more than prob? able that the comparative freedom of this part of West A frica from dangerous malarial fevors is due in part at least to the work of earthworms in ventilating and constantly bringing to tho surface the soil in which tho malarial germs live and breed. From specimens which Mr. Millson has sent homo it appears that tho worm belongs to a new speoies of vfco gc-flus siphonogastor.?N. Y. Sun. J% Y;?lttablii 3i*n. Strawbcr ? '1 'bat was a pretty good trick that was played on a gas company in Chicago. A U How out I here discon? nected a meter, put ;v rubber tube around it, and for months ihoy didn't discover that ho had boon rubbing them. Singerly-What did they da with him then',* Scrawbor?Thev made him ono of tho directors uf th ? company.?Life. -?-rr? ENTERTAINING CURRENCIES. <?iie volcanoes of Washington aro so active that around O'Oanogan and LakjQ Cheban, east of the Cascades, is a region pf changing level an<3 almost continu? ous earthquakes.. ^ traveler with the postage stamp m,ania acknowledges that he has visited countries for no other purpose than to get rare postage stamps to add to his < immense collection, valued at thousands of dollars. A new sketching apparatus for cyclists has recently appeared in En? gland. The paper is placed on, ft small board in front of the cyclist and tho work can be. ro.ughly contoured in about half tho time ordinarily required. Tue Pirna Indians, who live in thatched huts on tho banks of the River Gila, in the South Arizona mountains, antedate the whito man in America by many years. Thoy were a flourishing race 300 years ago, when the Spaniards came among them. Clever thieves are robbing importers of Havana cigars by plundering tho boxes in transit and substituting chips and shavings for tho cigars. Caro is taken to replace the original contents with trash of exactly tho weight of tho cigars, so that a test by scales would show no discrepancy. Tucson is ono of the otyest as well as largest and best-known towns in Ari? zona. In fact, it is so old that there is no record showing when it was first set? tled. When the first Spanish explorers visited this country, about 1530, they found an old Mexican village there, and it was then said to havo been inhabited for centuries. The largest applo tree, in Now En? gland, and probably in the world, is in tho Northwestern part of Cheshire, Qonn., standing in Mr. Dolos notchkiss' dooryard. Its age can bo tracod by a family tradition to one hundred and forty years at least, and it may be twen? ty or twenty-five years older. Its cir? cumference is thirteen feet eight inches. A story of a fire at Savannah was rendered novel by the addition of this little incident. A cat and several small kittens were huddled up for the night in a restaurant, the building adjoining where tho fire was, and as soon as the fire alarm rang the old cat, with moth? erly instinct for tho protection of bor kittens, carried them outsido of the building. _ HIBERNIAN HUMOR. "Well," said an Irish attorney, ,4if it plaze the court, if i am wrong in this. I havo another point that is ?iqually conclusive." Magistrate?"Were you prisint whin the assault r,was committed on ye?" Witness?"May it plaze the coort, I had jist got there." "I don't see the bell," said a hand? some woman at the front door of a house to an Irishman shoveling coal. "Faith, ma'am, an' ye would, though, av ye were to look in the glass." Mr. O'Rafferty?"And what did yer brother think was tho rale*cause of his death?" Mr. Duffy?"Mo brother niver knew the rale cause of his death, as no inquest was Mid on him.". Moss?"I've lost my time-book* Pat, and 1*11 have to depend upon your hon? esty as to how many days you've put in this month." Pat?"Well, let me see; I think it do be thirty-two, sir." An Irish editor recently wrote a eulo gium in which this sentence occurred: "A great Irishman has passed away. God grant that many, as great, and who shall as wisely love their country, may follow him." . The following advertisement lately appeared in an Irish daily: "Wanted, a gentleman to undertake tho sale of a patent medicine. The advertiser guar? antees that it will be profitable to the undertaker." A poor Irishman offered an old sauce? pan for sale. His children gathered around him and inquired why he parted with it. "Ah, my jewels," answered he, "I would not be af ther parting with it hut for a little money to bay something to put in it." Paddy is often poetically polite. On picking up and returning a lady's para? sol, which had been blown out of he; hand, a gallant Irishman said: "Faith, miss, an'if ye was as sthrong as yer handsome, be jabers, a hurricane couldn't have snatched it from ye." Lawyer?"And yon say that you do not remember ever purchasing a single article from tho plaintiff?" Witness (Irish lady)?"Indade Oi do, and Oi aiv8r run an account with him that .01 did not pay cash; niver traded with him, niver enlbered his stbore, niver owed him a cine, and 01 have the receipts in me hou8et? show ? toaV\ - THE POULTRY THIS WINTER. It is not a good plan to have the pool try too near the pig-pen. Cam: with poultry does not imply that they should be parupord. Two-Tin uns lard and one-third coal oil will ki'?: ? um >nro body lice. Alwa?? s?*it\a with a good breed, whether a .?egg? or with fowls. Keeping in filthy quarters will usual* ly make short work of tho turkeys. Food can bo wasted by giving too little as well as by giving too much. With poultry, as with all other kinds of work, care must be taken not to un? dertake too much. If a fowl becomes sick separate it from tho others and doctor it, as the disease may be contagious. Bad housing or cold, damp, ill-ventil? ated houses arc provalent causes of dis? ease amoung the poultry. .. A good feed for an ailing fowl is parched wheat It serves as a correct? ive and also invigorates them. Tnnowtxo the egg-shells into tho yard where the hens can pick them f\p ts often the cause of the hens learning to oat eggs. When a fowl has developed a full case of cholera there is rarely any profit in attempting a cure, unless tho fowl is far above tho average in value. It is not wise to feed too little, neither is it wise to feed too liberally. Fowls should only have enough to make them eat up clean all that is thrown to them and ho fed more frequently. Waste of food or starving fowls are extremes which every breeder should avoid. 1 Juan, meal and ground oats scalded make an excellent moss for laying hens on cold days. Feed it in the morning, and at night give wheat, allowing an hour or more for*tho hens to scratch for it, as tho proper mode of feeding grain is to throw it in litter, such as leaves or cut straw. PHOTOGRAPHY IN COLORS. A Frenchman Pug'-cats a Simple Process ?The ....test Wonder. The fixing in the camera of the nat? ural colors of r. picture has always been the philosopher's stone of the photog? rapher, nnd ever and anon the state? ment is given out that this much-de? sired goal has been attained, to bo quickly followed by a description which goes to show how far from its promise the actual result of the supposed discov? ery really is, M. Lippmann has, how? ever, now put before tho French Acad? emy of Sciences a plan which, if the statements made concerning it are sub? stantiated, will constitute a distinct . step toward tho solution of the problem of photographing objects in their nat? ural colors. The suggested process is very simple, and involves the use of the ordinary re? agents. The sensitive film, during ex? posure, is floated on the surface of mer? cury. Sunwise, for instance, a ray of blue li fht strikes the sensitivcofilm, it will pu.u> through and, being reflected from the su-faoeof. the mercury behind, will pa.;.; out through the film again in tcrferia?? on its way with the incident ray. AY hen the two rays arc in the same phase their effects will be addi? tive, and the s ailtive matter in the film will hi st:\>i?ly acted on. At a small ili itiaee i v- iiier on the two rays will neutr ili-.se c.ie'i other so that the film is taoiv totally unacted on. In this way the thiekas?of the film is divided up into layers, pit winch the light has acted, h .lf a Wivv^-length apart, and hence vracn fixed and dried it maybe considered :. i ?ousisting of a number of . thin plates ? ? tta'f the wave-length of blue li;.;Iit ia thi-kaesa, and will, there? fore, give rls-'t'?.: blue color when seen by reflect-vI U;;:'it, just as the thickness of a soap bubble gives rise to the colors seen in it. Ownr; to the fact that the thickness of an ordinary film is many times tho wave-length of a ray of light the colors obtained r.rc said to b ? remarkably bril? liant. They are, moreover, perfectly fixed, and t!is prints have been exposed both to a jv.v. rin| electric arc light and .to bri ;i:t ,. iyli.:l't without any signs of fad! *e . It is ai;>r> round that ii the print..-; ? v<? l f?/ trxtncmltted in place of r-.i? t if\''>t eaeh color is re ? placed by it:; <? .: ) I in ntory one. rfiilAiC ROOMS. No Satisfaction li Deoratlng Rooms to, Su'.t .1 s i; .' incy. ??Yes," said a d-.orator to a reporter of the I'hihuhl.diii Upholsterer. "I have a holy horror of freak rooms. There is no satisfaction in decorating a room to suit a p issing fancy, for nine times out of ten it is soon wearied of and everything has to come down and out again. The reason why the 'Queen Anue,' the ?.Ulam* or iienaissancc,* or any other rcco^nh'.ed period of design is still in vogue, is Itccawsc those schools are perpetuated by ?onnd principles of beau? ty and good taste. You never get tired of a drawing-room in the early French schools of two hundred or more years ago. But here's a man comes in to me and wants a 4sporting:room.' He has his own ideas, and I simply fill them out for him, and ten to one he's tired of it in a month. He has a baby alliga? tor suspended by tail and jaw from the mantle, and a Japanese dojl astraddle I its back, holding a pair of ribbon reinsf which tic round the reptile's nose. The ceiling is draped with a huge fish? net, oars are used in place of curtain poles, and an Indian canoe is suspend? ed from two corners and fitted up fee a bunk. The wood work is picked out in Indian red, and fossils are scattered around on everything, like cotton snow on a Christmas tree. That man will weary of it all as soon as the silk rib? bons are dirty and the crocodiles get dust covered. VI have discovered one thing," coa? tinned the decorator, ' and that is that there is more rad more independence felt People that want their house fur? nished nowadays know what they want, and don't require as much as? sistance as they did. This reason is largely due to the fact that people who can afford liaudsome interiors take the art Journals? and their taste is cultivated up to a high staudard, while the men who sell the goods dont, as a rule, do a great deal or reading, and they don't know as much as their cus? tomers." The 2fct<2 Come*. Boston, Aug. 13,?Mr. Xowett d?ed at hi* home, MEtmwoc4,v't in Oaa&r^M* where he trat bom February low. The iramedsate cause of hh tola live? eompiaial. ^