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VOL. 2. NO. 155.
CLARKSVILLE, TlilNN., TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4)0.
FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK;
PW. v "tk.
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SPECIAL PRICES FOR THE NEXT 30 BAYS.
FRIES 2 CHOTT2TD SPICES.
i OFFICE OF BLOCH BB.OS lj
TO THE LADIES :
We would especially invite your atten
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Goods, including the VERY LATEST nov
elties in Fancy Tailorings, Biilliantinrs,
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an early call, we are
"Sro-ULrs to Sartre,
(IIMl oot frnm
v ... ...
up to $2.00. A
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cents, a good one
for 50 cents,
very good o o for
75 cents. Also
Fine French Wo
ven Corset from
the cheapest to
Come niul poo my all wool Dress Goods, oods which you al
ways pay 8 or 40 cents br, you can now get them in plain and all
colors, stripes and plaids, for 27 cents.
Ko uso paying S12.or $13 for a businesa suit when Twill sell
you a better one for $10. Come in and see if it is so or not.
I can show you the prettiest line of Men's and Youth's pants
you ever inspects 1, and for less money.
Kecfers, Iilaz ms and nil new stylo jackets in all new colors at
Don't buy your blankets, comforts and quilts before you see
and price mine. It will certainly be to your interest to do so.
A look at my Carpet Department will convince you that I can
suit you in ltody and la pest ry Urussell, 2 and o-ply all woo
pets, rugs, oil cloths. Trices always lowest. Department" oi
h TRACE MARK Up
Eureka - Shirt,
Laundried and Unlaundried,
BEST : SHIRT -: IN -:- AMERICA
t Prices, 50c. 75c. and $1.00.
PLEATED BOSOM, OPEN BACK
AND OPEN FRONT.
Neatly 20,000 Deaths Eesult
from 38,425 Cas.es
Since the Outbreak of the Dis
ease in the Empire.
The Epidemic at Present Said to He Al
most Subsided Wonderful Invention
to Protoot Wnr Vessels from the At
tanks of Tornadoes The Czarevitch'
Voyage Around Uio World.
Great Ravage of the Disease over
I'er Cent, of the t'useg KuIhI.
London', Nov. 4. Since the outbreak
of cholora in tlio Chinese Empire there
have been 38,453 cases and 2") fill
deaths. The epidemic has almost sub
bided. WONDERFUL, YET SIMPLE.
Invention by Which Ships Are Frotecte..
British naval experts are a good deal
interested in u very valuable protection
against the torpedo, which has been
submitted to Ihe admiralty. Its ira-
I portance nmv bo estimated from the
tilu tuat ill nrue. till ljit;iuui mill
te largest battleship in the service can
be protected from the attacks of any
number of torpedoes, no matter how
skillfully they may be directed. Tho
admiralty itself refused ail information
concerning the device, but certain ex
perts dcscril e it as so simple that the
wonder is that it was never thought f
before. It will bo submitted to a final
test with the Victoria torpedo, an in
vention of a young Vietoiia, N, S. W.,
man, which is clawed to posess certain
qualities which . render it unusually
dilicult to discern its course.
THE CZAREVITCH'S TRIP.
Not Known Whether He Will Pass
Through America or Around It.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg says
that the reluctrance of the czarina to
permit her sou, tlio czarevitch, to make
a voyage around the world, has at
length been overcome by the argument
that it would prove a "valuable experi
ence in fitting him for the future sov
ereignity of Kussia. Tho czarevitch will
not, however, visit Constantinople,
Athens being the starting point of his
journey. He will in all probability
cross the Pacific after visiting India and
China and call at fc'an Francisco. It is
not yet determined whether the Ameri
can part of tho journey shall lie over
land or around the southern part of the
continent. The prince will travel as
such, under the guardianship of a
trusted oflicer of the imperial staff, who
will be held responsible for his personal
A CO-OPERATIVE . FARM.
About Twenty-Five Families Interested
In the Scheme in Aluhamn.
Cullman, Ala., Nov. 4. A colony of
about twenty-five families from the
north, for tho most part farmers, have
recently sei nred about 8,000 acres of
choice farm land . in Cullman county,
Ala., on which to locate a co-operative
farm. It is to be organized as a joint
stock company with a capital stock of
of $-00,01)0, limited to 00 shares of
$1,000 each. No person can purchase,
hold nor control more nor less than ono
share of the capital stock. The labor
is to bo "pei formed by themselves and
families at stipulated wages, and the
profits are to be distributed as dividends.
They propose to introd nee manufactories
as soon ns practicable, as they possess a
forest of valuable timber and an inex
haustable supply of coal, It will be re
membered that this county is the only
territory in any of the southern states
Ilon'l Want to Pay TiixeH.
Ottawa, Nov. 4. For years too
farmers of Low township have refu-ed
to pay taxes. The township authorities
had possession of tlio tax roll, and as
they refused to give it up it was impos
fibio to ascertain who tax payers were.
By a clever move, however, the sheriff
has obtained possession of it and these
who should iay taxes will be prose
cuted. They will certainly resist to
the death, and .rouble is expected.
Deserves n Monument.
Richmond. Va.. Nov. 4. A move
ment has been started to raise a monu
ment to Lieut. .Matthew T. Maury, "tho
Pathfinder of the Kea," whose contribu
tions to maritime science .have been a
blessing to the , marines and to com
merce. Senator 'Chandler in said to be
a warm advocate of a government
appropriation for the monument.
Murder ear Cincinnati.
Cincinnati. Nov. 4. Saturday night,
near Silverton, ten miles northeast of
here, Joe Walters, Anthony Fritz and
August Cix got into a drunken tight
with each other. Fritz was cut in the
arm ai d fix was killed. Which roan
was the murderer is not known, but
both Walters and Trill are jailed.
Killed Ilix Kte-IallKlitr.
Thoy.-N. Y., Nov. 4. Andrew Val
dron. a shoemaler, struck his step
daugh er, L'ridget Martin, Saturday
night with an iroa last, f r m the elf-aoU
ofVhi'-h the girl will die. lie struck
her while in a rage 1 fecuuse ho thought
she di.l not bring hack enough beer for
which he had sei.t her.
All- .Id uf Hi Life.
Key Wet, Fla., Nov. 4. The mayor
has received a communication from the
Spanish consul stating that he is com
pelled to retire from the consulate
under his charge under protest in con
s'piene of there being no guarantee to
life in that city, dui to the excited cou
dition of Culuin refuses.
Snrr Trrfst Decision.
New Yor.K. Nov. 4. .lodge I'rntt, in
the supreme c nrt, llrot klyn, has hand
ed down a decision in the pngar trust
case. The judge s.tys a receivershio is
not only pit per and nrciv bnt in
the opinion of the court not only one
but two receiver liouiJ be HPi.Bted.
Ool Sn.OlH) a Foot.
Vch Mirrows, O., Nov. 4. (feorge
Ickes. of Alliance, O., Was injured br a
train in the Uni-'U station ai riirsbr.rg.
and romnieiiced sr.if fer damage, lias
been givt-n a verdict aaiti-t the IVtin-
fvlvama company for ...wh, in tne
accident llie arch of hU riht foot w
Get In Their "Work nt KlehmomS.
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Richmond, Ky., Nov. 4. Shoitiv. Se )
tore u o clocii fjaturttay night hie fast
discovered in the Bonanza roller
on Main street, and u few minut
ill an abandoned stable on Wat
The excitement increased whe r fcyt,
meu were seen attempting to fire Di.u-i!
aldsou's carriage shop, on Second sin it
rfl Ut -
and genuine alarm prevailed a tow turn -
uu: later when JJ. i. Dykes shot
at a man in his stable out on 1
street, and Mr. Oost shot at a mi. sA -
tempting to break into his house near
u ttumucj veimaiueiKrt. Jlien WIHI
Riina nun jMsiuia weio Been
US I ill. lv.A'S
every direction, ana bad a susrnticiw i
character been found nothing sh irt i f
ueatu wouia nave oeen visiiea njvi
The water works have not been eetfio
pleted, and there are no steam 'iitfW
engines, the chemical engines were
powerless, and the flames spread. Four
dwellings near the mill burned, but the
crowd demolished Wells' coal office liftd
Bute's plumbing shop, that stood nxc,
and saved the Second Presbytei iUu I di'tven to the Hoffman hoiiyo.
church. The square on First street, ;b8- i"l Shortly after noon .governor Hill
tweea Main and Irvine, by the free .tiyw icajljsd on Messrs. Dillon,-, and O'Brien,
of wet blankets and mud and w.itei-'f a&td a short talk jvftJH'ljom and told
from a ditch, and the stables next to -the I the-ia that his f y-Juautlrt; was with the
one on fire were saved. j irish movement. Theiv he. signed the
The mill contained 1,000 barra!Si i( aflflfess of welcome-kiia itiviied tho dole
flour and the elevator 20,000 bnshslS c' vgtrfion to visit hiui at -ike capitol in
wheat, all of which was lost. The - wiiif JUbany. Mayor (iV-ant '.called a few
recently sola at assignees sale for rwtiHiKites and paid fisiesm-cts.
000. The total loss is at least QJMi
with not quite !?;;0,0D0 insurance., Tbs
mill belonged to Banker C. D. Cheiiu)
ijnd Collector of Internal Revenue illH--nam.
The contents of the dwellisi
were saved, and the houses were jiiif-
uaiiy msoreu. i v
BOTH PARTIES CLAIM IT
The Bliijority lu the Nxt Uouse
Cincinnati, Nov. 4. Monday ruo-vii-ing
a dispatch from Washington BMdVj
The congressional committees, v?jio?e
lieadquarters are in Washington, b;vv
been busy in tho last two days figfirfcig
out ihe possible results in the con
gressional tampaigu. The Democratic
committee claims a majority ot::?,'.'
in the next house, but tins clai:ii;in
cludcs every possible doubtful district
in Ohio and all of tho doubtful BOiitliprt.
district. t -..
Ihe Republican committee claims 150
districts and concedes 15it to the Democrats.-
This leaves twenty donbtlnJ
tricts and the committee's estiin.ttb on
these gives the house to the Republicans
by a majority of 7. ' i .- ' f
lion. j. S. Clurkson, who has beSJ; Mi
gaged in active work for the Rop-.-bli-can
coinmitti.-e for some weeks, is e ex
hausted by his exertions that lie ijf n
finod to his home in this city and for
two days ho has been deuied to all visi
tors. ANARCHIST CELEBRATION
In Honor of the 'Five JMiartyri," vr flit
Annlvonmty of Thotr Hmnjlnfri'' 'v'!s
Chicago, Nov. 4. Representatives
from fifty societies, who are to&iflce
jyart in the memorial exercises in;'c-)2ir-jnemoratioii
of the execution of VtS fivo
Anarchists, met at Grief's hall Suulay
to make final arrangements for t'ifi otji
ebration. . The following progra;is'r)v?s
arranged to be carried out Nov. lii',- Ko
cieties to meet at Market square '$) a.
m.; procession to march by a circttoiis
route to the Wisconsin Central depot,
where they are to take a special '-train
for Waldheiui cemetery.- At the niRe
tery speeches will be made by Profoisct
()aiide, of New York; Messrs. .Solinltz
anil Jack Nicolai. There will be r, mass
chorus by the entire delegation. K was
announced that 5,000 men would take
part in the commemoration. A MS-'is
meeting will be held in the Culrary
armory on the evening of Nov. 11. '' :
FIRE.V r C
A SAN FRANCISCO
The Grand Hotel Kntlrely
Lous Over W'iOO.OOO. . ' .'
San Francisco, Nov. 4. Firu-'-w
discovered at 3 o'clock Monday M'tvn.
ing in Ileuter Brotliers' painty stofe
under the Grand hotel. The fire spread
rapidly, and the hotel was soon in
ilames. There was great excits:eivi
among the guest), but they all e-ci;pftd
safely. ill) hotel was entirely le
btroved. The loss is estimated at over
tfiO'j.OOH. ; -
llssii.lii'8 Coimtltntlon Cnmplelr.'
Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. The foiti
tutional convention bronaht its WiK'ts
to a closo Saturday evening by ad jrit
ing, with a few imuiaterial chaiift,
tlio constitution atul ordiuancen , - as
printed. Only nine neirative votos were
cast. The printed constitution n.iJ'es
sixty-two pages and is said to ba tbe
longest of a:iv in the United States ex
cept that of Texas. President Calhoun
was presented with a handsome bronze
clock by tlio convention and ' Ilia
usual complimentary resolutions weie
adopted. ; :
llonble Tl-Htfedr Ht Colttinhu. :.
CoLVMiiis, O., Nov. 4. At 6 'clock
Sunday morning Tunis Amack shot and
instantly kiiled his mistress. Mrs. Clix
abeth Anderson, residing on J&ieh
streot.- Immediately after the shoo: ft
he left ihe hous.-, and, going to his
apartmeiils. a few blocks distant. Shot
himself through the heart. The double
tragedy wms caused by Mrs. Andersva
declaring her intention of returnisg to
her husband, near iluntsville, O. Tly
couple have had several quarrel lately,
fcmnllpiix Among E in I (-rati it.
Ntw Your, Nov. 4. The stcanhip ;
Belgravia, from Metliterranear, ports. '
arrived here Monday morning witii
over 1.000 Italians and other endgrnntfl
aboard. She anchored of cpmr;u! bio j
ami her captain reinsea ro allow ';.nc
revenue ofticers to board her, swIhi
that there was smallpox among tlw
passengers. Health otticials will tikd
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v. JO' 'burr Vr'"- a
Nkw York. Nov. 4. Tee Sun enyti
Joe Coburn, the once famous ciiavntion
Engilist, is dying of consumi tion, jind
is friends think that he has but A sbert
time to live. Several sporting men of
this city arranged to gjve him '4 benefit
twowtrt'sn", but a nali conlu fcojr be
t,ru.ni.Ajl witti tho fnnsent at tli Tfcrl-V'A
if aunt her attempt to bring off beMi- '
proves rinsncceroi. arr,tiicemetit4 wiii
lie mado to have it in Brooklyn, or
Illi-th uf HiilTnlo lair.
vv AsnviToit Nov. 4. A buffalo ci.it
was born at the National museum fliut-
1 he father and mother of the calf
wt-ie capt ure .1 near the North S,tU'K , tAlfSig
river m Nebracka ffreral yenn agv 1 1 ' iu v
oiler l -HSjArriYal a! Messrs; '.Q'Brieii, IMl
hiUr stui mV Harrlnstori' aiijl Sullivan.
. . w":f'r-' t.
cn a Crnd. Reception on
J 1 Landing in " New TYork
' 'ri tn tl,e n"
I. j!rter on th MtMiKioaior Irish a r-
l.?, airs mid the FurjmTt of the Visit of
if tfce Delegation to Amefiia-To Speak
ThroiiBhont the otmt-y
-TliroiiBhont the Cotmiyyi-"-1
5j w York, Nov. 4. Messrs. William
O'Brien, John Dittbt. Simothy Har-
i rrJrjston and T. D. ..Sjillivan arrived ut
York .Sunday. meriting by tlw
steamer La Champjiciiv. ..Tiiey were
met down the bay by a i.vfjse delegation
ofjrishinen on boiird tlitagbont John
& Moore. The dteftScttlsuetl party was
After luncheon -M:sii, O'Brien, Dil-
JfijOill, Sullivan ijn! - Harf iugton met
the reporters, arid Mi. .-'Brieu, who
acted as spolcesnia'i fofliiev delegation,
Xfc'aj aii address ou- tli9. ' situation of
Irish affairs, and the purport of the
visit of himself anil hia fell5w-travelers
; fWe are coming to Anwriea," the aa
Ct.ssaid. "by the dt)sir and with the
approval of Sir. I'fii'iieil and the Iri h
j)aTi;imentai-y pan.y. T -bid a most
ewCinl interview Vith Mr. J'aviielL be
fore leaving Ireland arid ; he fully con-
enrrrju in our oDjects.;
. "The main point.', at iishe in Tip
perary," the address read.. : y,as whether
wewere to bo cut off from"-. the United
States. .The Tipperivry prosecutions
w-we instituted to pisventou." American
ndstfioii; our escape was determined
upon in order to cjtvryitout: the main
Point is that it Is we, and not Mr.
Balfour, who effected our object.
"If Mr. Balfour had clrc.nmed that we
rjuit Tipperary to ovado the sentence of
the Removables,- be would iovfnlly
have placed a yacht at our disposal.
Tlio London Times has exultantly cal
culated that Balfour's policy has cost
the: Tenants' Defense - fund 60,000 a
Year and that it cost us ,i"20,(30 more to
build New Tipperary. i
. "One of our chief objeots in America
will bo to explain the character of the
et'rnjrgle in Ireland And thi- system of
coercion in force there. I believe Amer
icans will be electiiiTxl when they hear
the story of Tipperary. i Fort-he present
the question ol a National fighting fund
and the question - Of ctaritable fund
are wholly separate.- :.:':
"The danger of famine :ilong the
western portion of the westnrti seaboard
is unquestionably real Riiti horrible.
Nobody with less than Mr.. Balfour's
capacity for heartless jokes could affect
to deny or make light of it. "
The party will remain in New York
until Wednesday evening, when they
will go to Philadelphia. "On Thursday
weuing they will addiws their first
msetiug in the Academy of Music there,
at which Col. McClnre will preside.
Anothcv meeting will be feld in tho
same place on tho-nigUf .following nt
which (loveriior Kvr wilt be asked
to preside. ''' '
Two meetings will be addressed in
Boston on Sunday and the Meeting in
New York will be hold on Monday even
ing, - Governor Hill may preside at this
one. " T. P. O'Connor will arrive here
on "Wednesday in time for the Philadel
phia meeting. A meeting will be hold
in. Jersey City on Nov. in, and one in
Newark on Nov. 14. After- this the
delegates will divide into pairs, and
(address meetings throughout, tho coun
try. ' .. - - - ; ; ; ;
CHICAGO'S GREAT LOSS.
Kemly nil tho Large Parking Ifnime to
He -Moved to Luke C'onntj, Itidhin.i.
CnieAv'o, Nov. 4. The laud pur
chased in Lake county, Intl., by the
packing house men,: Armour, Swift and
Morris, will not lie idle. "We did not
buy it for speculation," said Nelson
Morris Sunday. "We bought it to
build packing houses and stock yards
on, and we shall begin very soon. We
already have engineers out surveying
and platting the tract, and as soon an
the report is made we Mhall havo plans
prepared and work begun. Most of the
other large packers will : also build
down there. An-aiigements bave been
made far that. TJw location gives im
mediate access to lake navigation,
which is r. great thing for vu, and which
we don't have where we are.''
"What will become of the present
Ktock yards ir"
"I don't know." replied Mr. Morris,
with a shrug of the shoulders. "This is
a big country."
Eighteen ltullet I'oiind in
IlRd Killed Eight Men.
Chahlfston', W. Va., Nor. 4. End
McCoy, leader of the notorious McCoy
gang.' was killed near Lewis Camp,
ijogan county, on tho extension of the
Norfolk and" Western railroad Friday
evening tiy n man named Dempey.
eighteen onnets were ronnu in liis
body, and other parties are supposed to
have assisted in the killing.
' McCoy had collected considerable
noney from Contractor Lewis, and
i-ns returning to his home on Peter's
creek. Incitement is high, . and it is
bilioved Dempsey ami, associates will
i'be cuptnred. and snmmai'y justice
iieniK vuv. .wtvTj ai.M i. iiiu
- LonTiUJ, Nov. 4. -James Sumton,.
(n!rni sn anridenttJlv shot. , himself
through the heart at hl?t home
At Ola?gow, Ky.. Saturday with a
revolver whicu a sister .Jmtl left
'itt- buggy. His father was t'j wrought
np that he became insane and a sick
eister has become to mucn orse from
te shock that she roar die.
"lur!tiln (rimiiialH for -the' Pen.
BooSTim?, Ky., Nor. 4. j. the Oo
toler -3rm of the Owsley cti-riiit court,
w-hiaV closed Saturday, iSt-a. T. J.
Ja-crwn was given twelve yeiw in the
E'nitJi'iiiry for the rr.nrder t) Henry
iwmaii last summer; Henry Thomas,
Jhwf'tt-i t-iirc -year, mid John
onclJ'ear in tfcs
AN EDITOR SHOT.
Be Pi.nu Hut AssHilant and Fntally
Clahksbi kii, W. Va., Nov. .Ed
ward Bassel, aged 20, second son of
Hon. John Bassel, shot Myyor Richards,
editor of The Telegram, oa Main street,
near Third, twice Saturday, for pub
lishing au article accusing Bassel, Sr.,
of criminality with his two servant
The first shot struck Richards in the
left arm, inflicting a slight wound; tho
second hit a coin in his vest pocket and
glanced, doing no damage. Richards
turned on the young man, and closing
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V. Jill 111111, IUUI1 tup yibtoi 11UU1 1111U HI1U
shot him in the spin?, inllictinga wound
from which he will di.
John Bassel is a leading lawyer, and
celebrated for his ability throughout
the whole country. He is counsel for
.the Baltimore and Ohio railway, and
other prominent corporations. His fam
ily is composed of grown children, who
move in the best society.
Mayor Richards is a prominent Re
publican, and the acknowledged loader
of that party in this county. He has
been shot twice previous for the same
reasons that, this assault was made,
each time heretofore beuik seriously
injured. The sympathy of the publio
is generally witu ttassel and lus tamify.
in r;ase young nassci should ilteit. is
not improbable that there will bo more
HE WAS KICKED,. TO DEATH.
The lndinmi Asvhiin Crime further ton
elusive I'roul Ai;uiii4t the A!t liilmiH.
Mcncie, Ind., Nov. 4, Pursuant to
an order from tho grand jury at, Rich
mond which is investigating the recent
murder of F. J. Blount in tho eastern
hospital for insane by attendants, tho
bod' was again taken up Saturday and
another and more comp etu antop-'y was
made by Dr. V. B. Fletcher, of Indian
npulis, and Dr. T. J. Bowies, ol this
city. The autopsy was marie to dis
cover, if possible, whether Mr. Blenut's
death resulted from other causes than
those already known, an file officers at
tho asylum" had claimed before the
grand jury and at other times that he
bad died of usphyxia, congestion of the
stomach, pneumonia, paralysis and sev
eral other diseases. The liver, lungs,
heart, stomach, kidneys and brain were
all examined in turn, and found n.Tiaal,
which disputes the storv thathooied
from other than being kicked to death.
Threo more fad nred ribs were found,
making eight in all that were broken.
AN ALABAMA FEUD.
The First Killiiiff Uue.ondcd More Prom
ined In I lie Future.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 4. A ft.ud
which has been quietly brewing for
rome time near Crop well, Lt. Clair
county, broke out' Saturday in blot .dy
earnest. Two prominent families are
involved, and many lives will probably
be lost before it , is ended. Fonso and
Powell Haiicoclr 'and Oeorge Ndrgher
havo -1011 gunning for etuh other tor
some time. Saturday morning Foiiso
Hancoci: fired two shots at Norgher and
missed. Ltvtof in ! day Powell Han
cock went to Nurgher's iiouse, and the
two men opened fire at each other. At
tho fourth shot Hancock fell dead. His
brother and friends are now hunting
Norgher, with the intention of shooting
him down nt sight. Friends have also
rallied around Norgher, and tv bloody
fight is expected if the two pavtiej come
together. Tlio principles in the ah'air
are prominent men in tiio neighbor
hood, ami have many friends.
R-:ULT OF A ToNG SPREE.
A 'leiiuemeo Nviipi r Slim Atteint
to Tultn II In Life.
Knoxviu.k, Tenn., Nov. 4. Col.
John M. Fleming, until recently edit r
of Tho Knoxville Evening Sontinel, at
tempted to com::i,t suicide Sunday
afternoon nt his hotel, in this city. He
used an ordinary pocket knife. Placing
it on his chest over his heart, ho hit tiie
handle with his right hand, driving tno
blade into : is body. This was 'done
three times, inflicting thiee big stabs.
Finding that ho had not succeeded in
killing lfc'iaseif by this means, ho made
several strokes aero.-a the left side of his
neck in the region of the jugular vein,
but failed to cut it, and was forced to
desist from Ioj-3 of strength. His
wounds are painful, but. with no un
foreseen trouble, ho will speedily re
cover. The attempt nt self-destruction
is said to be the result of a protracted
NICKEL ORE FROM CANADA.
Thli ty-Fonr Cur Loud nt tlio Govern
ment Xvy l'nrd.
Washington, Nov. 4. During the
past week thirty-four car loads of
nickel ore from Canada have been re
ceived at tho navy yard and are await
ing tho further disposition of the ord
nance department. Tho ore is in tho
rough, and is just as it came from the
mines. It will have to be smelted, and
will bo kept in the yard until arrange
ments for tho separation of the niciiel
from the baser metals mixed with it
The nickel will probably be used for
the tests now ging on. looking to 1 he
more extensive use of nickel as an
nlloy for armor plates. As the (inantity
will bo very large, even after it has
bi-en reduced by the Mueltiug process,
thero is enough metal to last for some
THEY, SHOjjlD SUCCEED.
The Mob W lio AV nnts to Fyneh n f hllil'
OiLi'MBtA, 8. C, Nov. 4. A negro
named Hagood was arrested 8nnday
night for the mvrder of Florence
Hornshy, a 13-yenr-old girl. The crime
was committed about eight miles from
this city Friday night. From an exam
ination 'f the ground it seems that Miss
Iloriisby h:ul v.'alked down to the
spring, when sne was assaulted and
thrown down, aud that she succeeded
in breaking away and started to run j
toward her home, bnt was overtaken by i
uer assailant awl Killed. I lie evidence t
against Hagood is very strong and sev
eral attempts bave l.teu made to lynch
!e.-.t! of "The Modern Marty."
Wiu.m.vr.Tic, Conn., Nov. 4. Miss
Lizzis O. i-mith, widely known as "The
Modern Martyr," di.';d at her home in
this city Suiidr.v morning. fho was
Ik.iu nt Fast Furd. Conn.. J;c. "W. 1i2.
Hinl was ii relative of ttis.- Kcycs. of i
I'otomac army tmiio. She was unusu
ally vitrunms and active until she wos j
li yews of iCt wh' n s!ie Wijs pros) ruled i
by n violent c..M which deve!. r-, H dj. j
eiisi", which Hett',:l in her -.:;; a, malt-
lng lier a heiiiles invalid, bhe was
o5!- carined to her bed for nearly
fifty-live year. - 1
To linlld a Railroad Through the
Wilds ot Alaska,
Thus Connecting the Old and
Frniionnced by Some to Be Fea.lMe
One A Juneau Letter Snys Iho Futare
'Will hrs It Accomplished Uriknbucki
lu Ilridgins l'1 StrniU ATnnnel the
Only Way to Do It.
Dknver, - Nov. 4. A letter from
Juneau, Alaska, says; The project of
ex-Governor Gilpin, of Colorado, to
build ;i line of railway through the
wilds of Alaska to Cope Prince ol
Wales, to connect with the Russian rail
way system through Siberia, thus link
ing tho old and the new world with a
laihc ad, is a feasible one, and tho fu
ture will see it accomplished.
One Greut ObnlHeie.
But there is a giant obstacle iu :tW':
way of an unbroken line connecting the
two hemispheres, and that is Behring
strain Mr. Gilpin's proposition is to
briii ;;e these straits, which is all well
euon j h in theory but quite a different
thing in practico. At considerable ex
pense tho straits can undoubtedly be
bridged, as an island lies midway be
tween the Asiatic aud American shores;
tlio distance is not great and the water
shallow, tho government charts show
ing ihe gieate.it depth to be only thirty
But could a bridge be built high
enough to allow towering icebergs to"
pas . under it?' And with strength to
withstand tho great ice floes that n re.
yea; !y swept down tho rough straits
from the Arctic. ocean? The current
sweep-.; through the narrow straits from
one great sea into another very swift
and strong, and great icebergs would
be bi.rno against the bridge its piers ,
and abnhnoiits with a force that neither
Bled stringers nor mason work could
A Tunnel I lie Heat Finn.
Ci:pf. Fmety, of the United states
ship Thetis, suited the only practical
mean r of crossing these straits at all
seas ..'. U by tunneling under them.
i lie IttiKqi'd V nt Line,
rJ 1 e character of the coast line of
of .-' !,; ha is such that railway building
aloi i it. would encounter obstacles al
wt.M as great as the ice floes in Behring
stv; its. The mountains are rugged and
pret i) ices st.ocr into the sea and ran
buc!.- to altitudes of from 000 to nearly
!it), 00 1 feet, and the crest of the range is
cap: a d with eternal snow and ioo.
Evt i v canyon is an inlet from the sea
whi 1), octopus-liko, seems to cling with
mi;;hty arms to the mountains fur sup
part.....:.... .- -. - r-
'I Una channels nre navigable for the
larg 'st siiips, and, curious as it may
rem, great steamships glide up these
narrow canyons, with baroly passage
room on either side for miles, and come
to anchor directly under the towering
ice-capped pea ks. In tho very heart of
tho coast range, whore the waters of
the sea end in these canyons, comes in
the arm of a glacier, with a surface
like nu angry sea, cracked in every di-.
Through the intorior of Alaska, rather
ttiiui along the coast, lies tho route for
Governor Gilpin's railroad across the
head waters oi the Stickeen and down
the great valley of the Youkon. In tho
main this route would bo through a
roiling country until the lower reaches
of the i oukon were reached, where the
country becomes almost flat, swampy
mid frozen. The road would probably
follow the Yonkou as far as Niklato.
where it would leave that stream and
strike nearly due west to Cape Prince
Aliiiikn' lU'Koui-i-eji. "
Ti e resources of the country that the
line v.ould pass through havo 3-et to be
learned and tested, but there "is every
promise that it is rich in mineral and
coal, it is a fine grazing country and
from Ue rolling hilis and prniries thou
sands of tons ot wild hay could be cut,
iind although the suirinipr Henxnn in
Blu rt, r ick-raising might be made a
pn lital io industry. The Yukon and
its t: iimtarics swarm with salmon of
the lit. e4 quality, and a railroad would
undoubtedly open out a great salmon
fishing industry. ,
As to tho country's agricultural qual-ificaU-.:!s
this has yet to be proven, al
though at some of tho posts along the
river fine gardens of vegetables have
been raised. Although the season for
maturing agricultural products is short
in months, it is very waim. and during
the longest days of the year the sun
doc? not set, and crops would mature
Many miuer.. who have spent both
winter and sntumer in that section say
that vast cour.try.has a great future be
fore it, and what it needs to open it up
nnd offer permanent and profitabls
homes to thousands of American people
is Governor Gijpiu's railroad.
ATTEMPTED SALOON ROS3ERY.
FiveBM:.k1 Men Kxchenje Shot With
mi Oiileer ut NeufCantle. fnd.
Nkw Casti.k, Ind., Nov. 4. At 2
o'clock Sunday jnorning Merchant Po
liceman Jacob Fisher was confronted
on Brood street by five masked men
and ordered to halt. They immediately
fired nt him, and he returned the fire
unlil hn revolver wus empty, and then
ran to awaken the city niurnhal, whose
room was near by. One of his assail
ants dropped nt his last shot and was
hi l; ( 1 away by the others, 'the men
i i T : .. .1. v. . .1
es :ipet in uuggien mey nu ueitr uy.
'ih. y lud broken into Dolou's saloon,
tr.kvn lUe safe containing $10U out tho
back door and drilled and primed it
ready for blowing, and were evidently
seeing if tho coast was clear when they
met the oflicer. Mx dollars in email
change from the ca:;h register and some
whisky and cigars are mis-sing. A cash
drawer containing ijioO was untouched.
Tbey are supposed to be local talent.
Fvldently Mnrdered for Money,
IIoi.VOKF. Maw., Nov. 4. -The body
of Martin Morris-ey, of South Ueerftela,
was found la
He was wen last Thursday nt the detjt
where he bought a ticket for noiue.
He had drawn S-"""' from tho Smith
charity fund at Nortin.'npton a short
time sgo and had cotixu'.crablft money
with him. No money whs found on 1W :
body. Ho is believed to have been
murdered aai Uirown bito the canah