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J J BOLIVAR 11 . A LJ 11 J il a lPt4 JL jIJl SUBSCRIPTION: 81.00 Per Year. VOL. XXIV. NO. 50. BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1889. 4 Tun jury in the celebrated Howard libe) nit at Jackson, Tcun., fouud for Howard, fixing the damages at oue ceut. . Secretary Tracy has accepted an in vitation to visit Secretary Blaiue at Bar Harbor during the bitter part of August. The Now Hampshire Supremo Court lias declared the law requiring license for tho practice of mediciuo and dentistry unconstitutional. Govkhxor Richardson of South Caro lina has accented Dr. MeDow's resigna tion as Kiirgoon of the First Battaliou of infantry of that Slate. "" An eff rt was made iu the Washingto u Territory Constitutional otivoution. ou thoi'O Ii, to abolish the veto power of the Governor, but it failed. JamksO. Blaine, Jr., was flromaa ou the train on which his father and party 1 eturuod b Bar Ilirbor from their visit to Senator Hale, at EUworth, Me., oa tho Wkslky Eiuins, eleven years old, of Clayton County, la., has confessed that lie billed his father and step-mother, the former with a gun and tho latter w itli a club. Ox the 20. b Scripps League Workmen expedition to tho Paris Kxpositioa was lieard from by means of homing pigeons. All were, well, and wero enjoying the voyage. Thk Columbia, a new ocean steamer. has broken the record from the "Needles" to Sandy Hook, 3.10 miles. Time, six days, tweutv-ouc hours and thirty-seven minutes. A very beavy rain-fall, ou the night of the 2Jd. general throughout the State of Colorado, wrought much damage to crops and fences, railroad and other property. Thk joint commission at Bismarck. I)ak., that is striving to arrange a satis factory division of Uw property of Territory, practically ajreod ou a port on the 20i h. the re- Ox the 20th Frank Blount, colored, was legally bauged iu the jail-yard at Val dosta, Ca., and Tom Bowling, also color ed, was executed according to law at Baton Bouge, La. The two New York houses which have practically Coutroled the manufacture of lied quilts aud comforters, have pooled their issues and will advance tue price about twenty-live per cent. ChauLKMAUnk Towkk, the noted capl talist, niiue-owuer, railroad director and lawyer, died, on the 2-Vdi, nt bis summer residence in Watorville, N. ., of iaral- ysis, at the ago of eiihty-ono years. On tbo 2:ld the committee on executive tind pardoning power reported to the "Washington Territory Constitutional coincntion, niu mg other things, a pro viso that the Governor hhall be ineligible for the office of Senator. Sins. CiKUTitL'DK Bumus, wife of Nel sou Driggs, tho captured counterfeiter, of Cincinnati, gave bonds, ou the ,l!u, in the sum of S10,0.)() for her appearance on August 2. Her husband was returned to jail, being unable to give boud. A ft Kit a Ion x discussion, ou the 20!h, thn Montana Constitutional convention voted down tho clause iu the SutTrage bill providing that after live years onlyciti eeus wh ill be outltlod to vote, a declara tion of intention not to bo held sufficient. Finn iu the mammoth six-story build ing of the Atchison, Topeka it Santa Fo Hailroa-l Company iu Topeka, Km., on the 20th, caused .2".0 0 damage to the buildiug besides a loss of valuable pa pers, records, etc., that can not bo esti mated. tlfi'H of the money required for the projected last steamship line from Mon lauk Point, I I., toMi'.f.nd Haven. Wales, will he supplied by Kuropean capitalists, among them being tho Rothschilds aud Sir William Allan, of tho Allan line of Men i.urs. TllK Vienna Freio l'resse believes that 1" upland's positi.m in Delagoabay points to n desire to annex the whole territory from the capo to tho Congo, and roco.n jnends that the matter be brought up at tho forthcoming African Congress to be held at Brussels. The Ball Mall Gazette prints an inter view with a representative of Mrs. Mackey, refuting tho statement that she was formerly a laundry woman, boarding bouse keeper, etc., and asserting that sho was tlie daughter of a highly -educated American army officer. A ni:rurc-ENTATiVE of an English syn dicate has be-Mi eudeav-iring to socnro options on the business of Macy fc Co., Altmau & Co.. Stern Brothers, and Simp son, Crawford & t-impson, leading dry coods homes of N'jjwi'ork City, but in all cases has been refun d. Thk (lermau Admiralty have uncovered a perfect nest of corruption within the navy department, involving many high ofllcials. A number of naval oiaoers were arrested, on the 21th, in Berlin and nt Kiel, on the charge of wholesale bribery. One of these ou beiug taken into cu .tody (hot himself dead. Ziva rtTi iiK.it Kin), a lawyer and real estate dealer of Aun Arbor, Mich., who for twenty years h is been treasurer of tho fund for superannuated professors of the University 4, Michigan, is an cm be.ilep to an amount estimated to bo fully ?2d,0io. King has tamed over to the trustees property worth - 0) ). A party of explorers in Nebraska un earthed fifty skulls and two hundred l::idlcss skeletous iu Chalk Blulf, about ten miles east of Yankton, Dak., ou the 2-1 ih, which local physicians pronounce to be the remains of white people, chil dren und adults. Indications are that they have been buried forty or fifty years. Thk Secretary of tho Treasury, on the 2."lh. instructed the collector of customs at New Orleans to allow the twelve Chinese coolies detained there under the Chines" Exclusion act, t i proceed via tho Southern Baci!e railroad, as tourists, in accordance with a recent decisioa rendered by th: Attorney-General. Thk Ohio Frohibiii. mist, ia convention at Zv.iesville. on thj 2.lh. nominated the following State ticket: J. B. Helwig for Governor; K B. E gau, of Alliance, IJentenant-tiover jor; Gideon T. Stuart, of Newark, Siprem.i Julg-?; D. !d. Trowbridge, Tole.lo, State Treasurer, and E. J. I'euuey, Ashtabula, Attorney-Gou-ci al. The Feather I.loyd asserts that Prince rd-marck's annulment of the treaty with S.vif.'.-rland is far frrt constituting a poUlemeut of tho eov.troversy between the two countries, and says that some i.ronoiinced uc!bn will pro! ablv be taken 1 v lie! lli:lll V " !U'U 'i tt v- Wus from bis yacbliug tour. CURRENT i TOPICS. THE 1TEWS IU BEEP. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. It is stated that the German Southwest African Company is negotiating for the sale of their entire African belongings to an English syndicate. Mrs. John Mackey, with the De Cas- tros, of New York, sailed from England, on the 23d, for America, on a visit to her husband. Latk advices from China say a recent fire at Lucbow destroyed 87,000 houses. Over 1,2'X persons were burned to death, and 4X) othrs wero killod. Nearly 170,- 000 people were made homeless, ami at last accounts were camping out without shelter, and were dying at tho rate of 100 a day from want and exposure. The au thorities were providing for their necessi ties as far as possible. Thk trials of Messrs. Boulanger, Dillon and Rochefort, iu the Senate Court, have been definitely fixed for August 8. The Fourth of July was celebrated at Yokohama. Minister Swift gave a re ception, which was attended by all native and foreign notables, aud the American and other men-of-war in the harbor fired salutes. A new trust called the Knickerbocker Bean Compauy was announced in New York City on the 23d. It proposes to supply all the saloous in the city with materials for lunches. Rev. Cr.os8X.kt, prominent iu mission ary work iu China, died June 21, on ship board, between Shanghai and Tien Tsiu. Toe German press devours every scrap of information frorn Paris about Bou langer. All agree that the brave General's chances for success in the coming elec tions are not injured by his Indictment, to which they attach no importance. Tub Austrian infantry has been in creased by an addition of 0,000 men, rais ing that arm of the service to a war footing. Forty-three regiments of cavalry have been reduced by thirty-six men each. "Wayne Wkittibr, aged tweuty years, was arrested, onthe2Hh, while attempt ing to wreck a freight train ou the Read ing & Columbus road near Ephratah, Fa. He was committed to prison for trial. Thk steamer Bertha, from Ounalaska, brings confirmation of the report of the loss in the Arctic ocean of the whaling schooners James N. Hamilton, Otter and Annie. The vessels carried about sixty officers and men. Andrew F. Crutchfield, editor and proprietor of the Bnltimorean, a society and literary weekly published at Balti more, Md., died, ou the 2ttu, aged about sixty years. Mr. Crutchriald was a na tive of Richmond. Va., and was well- known throughout the State. Emperor William will attend the "Wag ner festival which opened at Bayreuth on the 2lst. aud is expected to arrive in that city about the middle of Angust. Apartments are beiug prepared for him. Thk impediments aud annoyances to which the German authorities are sub joetiusr all travel and trufiio across the Swiss frontier are becoming harsher every day. They now insist uptn opening aud examining all postal packages going to or coming from Switzerland. Commissioner Gilvky, of the New York Citv Board of Public Works, on the 2ttn removed Thos. Connelly, the time keeper who it was said blackmailed HuErh Cullum. the army veteran who committed suicide receutly. Thk party of American workmen who are being sent to Europe by the Scripps Newspaper Eeague to represent America at the Paris Exposition, left New York on the Anchor Liue steamer City of Rome on the 24th. The party will visit the priuci' ral towns in Europe, and will return in September. Secretary AVindom was tho guest of Postmaster-General Wauamaker at Jeu- kiutown. Fa., ou the 24th. Frank Suttov. a truest at the Grand Union Hotel, New Y'ork City, was found dead iu his room, on the morning of the 21th, from gas asphyxiation. It is sup posed ho committed suicide. Mr. Patrick Euan, United States Min ister to Chili, arrived at Callao, Peru, on the 1st, and proceeded on his journey on the 5th. Ex-Kino Milan arrived at Belgrade on the 21th. Kim: Alexander, his sou, met him, as did also the Regents, members of the Cabinet aud foreign representatives The report of the committee on judici ary to tho North Dakota Constitutional convention provides for a Supremo Court with three judges, and six judicial uis tricts, with a judge for each. Geo. Y. Childs, of Philadelphia, has received from Colouel Fred Grant, Min ister to Austria, a contribution of $142 from the people of Carlsbad, .!) from Mrs. U. S. Grant, and $10 from himself for the Johustown sufferers. Tub striko among the lasters at tho Athol (Mass.) Shoe Company's factory ended, on the 24th, by the lasters return ing to work at an advanced price list, to hold good until Mr. Breed's return from Europe about September 15. Thk trial of Mrs. Maybrick on the charge of poisoning her husband will commence at Liverpool on the 31st. Sir Charles Russell has been engaged for the defense, his retainer beiug 500 guineas. Thk Secretary of tho Navy, on the 2"t h, awarded tho contract for furnishing 42S tons of steel for the new cruiser Maine to tho Linden Steel Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., for .s.H.7."3. Thk United States 6hip Galena was docked at New York, ou the 2")th. for the purpose of being cleauod. She recently returned from Hayti. Thk Postmaster-General is going to try to popularize the Postal Guide, by thein , sertiou, commencing with the August supplement, of matter of interest to all patrons of the post-office. Thk Interior Department, on the 2-'th, issued a warrant for $22,0)0 to the dele gates from tho Pottawatomie band of In dians, being ten per cent, of an old claim, the amount of which was appropriated to the band by the last Congress. A number of the wealthiest and best known citizens of New York met, on the 2."th, at the mayor's office, and discussed plans for a World's Fair, which it is pro posed to hold in that city in 1.12. Mr. Louiso. the now American Minis ter to Portugal, presented his credentials to the King at Lisbon on the 25th. Thk board of officers to examine appli cants for appoint nieut as superintend ents of National cemeteries met in Washington on the 2oth. The funeral of the late Joan J. Mur phy, the celebrated trainer and driver of trottiug horses, took place from St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, New York City, on the 2ot'i. ai-.d was largely attended by prominent horse fanciers aud sporting men. Robert Bonner ami Uabe Case were among the pall-bearers. It is currently reported in New York that the failure of Lewis Brothers & Co., which startled the commercial world, on the 2."th, was in some degrco due to tho Johustown disaster. Bpeakino of the proposed new post- office building in New York, Postmaster- General Wanamaker, on the 2oth, said: "The building of the new post-oface in New York City is a matter of ten years or more after Congress has acted on it. What we have to do now is to put the old building in condition for use." Henry S. Ives obtained a writ of ha beas corpus, returnable to the Supreme Court of New Y'ork City on the 2Gth, re quiring cause to be chosen why he should be longer detained in Ludlow-Street jail. He and hi? partner, G. H. Stayaer, have been in confinement six months. In the debate on the royal grants in the British House of Commons, on the 2oth, Mr. Gladstone said he was adverse to practicing ajiy economy which would impair the dignity and splendor of the crown. At his age he could look back on a long career as a representative of that crown with feelings of unaffected pride. Thk son of Marshall H. Mitchell, the United States Consul at Kingston, Oat., was arrested for house-breaking on the 25th. He is thought to be insane. The Denver, Texas & Fort W"orth rail road on the 26th, made, a reduction of eighteen cents per hundrW on first-clas3 freight from Denver to New York via Gal veston and the gulf, and promised an ad ditional reduction of four cents in a few days. Arrangements are also being made to extend this reduced rate to Utah. Montana and all Northwestern points. Tho matter is causing no little consternation in railroad circles. Thk English syndicate has purchased five of the six breweries in Paterson, N. J., for an aggregate of $2,aS0,000. The former owners retain one-third interest in the concern. At the Detroit (Mich.) Driving Park, on the 26th, Guy was driven with a running mate to beat Maul S's time but failed to do it, making the mile in 2:12Li. Hutchinson, Ocsdkn & Co., worsted yarn spinners, of Philadelphia, assigned on the 20th; liabilities about $32,000. It is thought some arrungemaut will be made bv wLich the firm can continue business. The contract with the Union Iron Works of San Francisco, for the con struction of a coast, dafease vessel was signed on the 20th, by Sacretary Tracy. The contract price is $700,000. A belated south-bound Midland pas senger train ran into an extra freight train near Waterloo, Va., on the 20th, de railing five freight cars and badly wreck ing them and the enjine. Engineer Matthew Acton, of Alexandria, was badly injured aud an uuknowa tramp, who was stealing a ride, was killed. Ex-Senator Stephen W. Dorsey ap peared at the office of Thompson, Acker- ley & Kaufmanu.in New Y'ork.on the 20th, and supplementary proceedings were at once begun before Mr. Kaufmann. It was announced that no information would be given to the press unless the matter was bled in court. Two-thirds of the cotton-spinners of Eugland have reached an agreement to run ou half time for one month. Thk Yellow river has again burst its banks in the Shaug-Tung district, China. A large stretch of territory is inundated, and great loss of life aud property is re ported. General Emmoxs Clark has de clined the appointment as United States Consul at Havre, France. James McCall, of Troy. N. Y., kicked his wife to death on the 2tUh. Forest fires were raging in the neigh borhood of Helena, Mont., on the 20th. A movement will be inaugurated in Virginia to secure Congressional uid to pay the State debt. An English syndicate, it is said, has purchased seventy-eight grain elevators in the Northwest. The personal property of ex-Editor West of the Chicago Times was levied on by the sherirl on the 2.0th. An exhaustive iuquiry shows negro labor to be growing in value in the South. The Richmond Paper Company, o Providence, ii. I., suspended on tho 20th. The valuation of Indiana railroads for taxation has been raised over $2, 090, 003. Two small sons of Fred Dwenker were killed by a train near Chicago.ou the 2oth. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Holla Brown, colored, died at Louis ville, Ky., on the 28tb, aged 105 years She was born in Virginia. Charles S. Crystkr, of Independence, Mo., a noted politician and well-known lawyer, is reported to be short in his ac counts to the extent of 3-30,000. It seems pretty certain that the great White Earth Reservation of 3,000,000 acres will not be opened this year. A tarty of fifteen men visited the farm of Milt Barclay, near Somerset, Ky., and called out a negro tenant who was accused of stealing from the surrounding neigh borhood. The crowd gave the negro a sound whipping and ordered him to leave the State, wLic he did -without lurther ceremony. Then they called out Mr. Bar clay and gave bim a sound thrashing for keeping such tenants on his farm. The State Assembly of the Knights of Labor of Mississippi will meet at Meridian, Tuesday, August 0. Fourteen out of twenty-two patent leather manufacturers of New ork have optiens to sell to nglisn synaicates on cash terms, rut an option to take one-third instead is given. Five store houses and two hotels were burned at Homer, La., on the 27th. Loss, $ 10,000. There has been an excess of rain during the past week along the Atlantic coast from Maine to South Carolina, and over the cotton region from the Atlantic coast westward to Northern Texas. Four women are looking for Charles A. Lewis, at Newark, N. J. Three claim to be bis wife, and one expected to be. It is reported that the Governor of Mary land issued a warrant for Kilrain's arrest aud that Kilrain w ill be obliged to go back to Mississippi, although the Grand Jury of Marion county, Miss., has not yet found an indictment against the pugilists. A severe storm passed over Natchez, Miss., on tho 28ih. Trees were unroofed, telegraph poles prostrated, and much dam age done to both cotton and corn crops, the stalks beiug blown down. John Strocker, aged seventy-five years, is in jail at Steubenville, O., for brutally abusing his children. It is alleged that he has been in the habit of banging his sons and daughters up by the thumbs and whip ping them with a hickory ramrod until their flesh was reduced to a jelly. The value of imports of merchandise during the last fiscal year amounted to $740,127,470, and of exports to J742,401,7'.0 an excess of imports over exports of $2, 72."., 077. A TKfE bill has been returned against Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Maybrick, the American, on the charge of having poisoned her husband, James Maybrick, wh ) was a wealthy'cotlon broker of Liver pool, England. - "SWEATING SHOPS" What a Committee of the Boston Tailor, Union Found in an Investigation of the "Sweating Sliops" in New York where I'.eaitr-Hixie Clothin? is Manufactured for the Wholesale Trade. -New York, July 27. A committee sent here by the Tailors' Union of Boston has been investigating the condition of the "sweating" shop3 where ready-made clothing is manufactured on the east side of this city. From time to time these places have been described in the col umns of the daily press, whose readers are tolerably familiar with the character of tenement houses, but the Boston men were startled by what they saw and heard. When the Boston tailors struck six jionths ago, their employers told them that competition with the "sweat ers" of this city was impossible. Thi3 story could hardly be believed. Hence the committee Yesterday the delegates visited some houses in Hester and edjacent streets, and every place was simply, a repetition of the others. No. 73 Hester street, which is a six-story double tenement, was found occupied by contractors, or "sweaters," oa every floor. Here were being made men's and boys' clothing, trousers, vests and coats. Every room was occupied by scantily dressed men and women, boys and girls. The princi pal work-rooms were 7x6 feet, and all contained red-hot stoves, on which the food of the "bofises" and their families were prepared and the irons.of the press -ers were heated. In tnese rooms were crowded eight to ten men and women. No word or series of words can be found to express the amount of dirt or the qual ity of the atmosphere. Both were awful and overpowering to an ordinarily clean person. Here the slaves of tho "sweaters" worked from daylight to ten and twelve o'clock at night, many of the men rarely going home, but throwing themselves down on the heaps of clothing and rag3. Most of the men worked on the "task" system, and all the hours given them were required to keep up with their "stent," "Greenhorns" are frequently brought in and start as low as eighty cents a week. Nor are the "sweaters" themselves so much to blame. They work as hard, or harder than many of tho others, gettiug up at two o'clock in the moruiug to xrepare the work for the day. and their earnings are comparatively in significant. The stories heard by the Boston delegates had a sameness about them that enforced the truth. The com mittee said they would begin a crusade against the New York ready-made cloth ing when they returned to Boston. ENGLAND'S SEVENTY-FOOTER. Probibillty that Lord Dunraven's Yacht, the A'alkyrifl. Mny he It ro us lit Over to Compete with Some of Our American Flyer It Will Not be for the America's dip. However. Boston. July 27. Yachtsmen are again talking about the prospects of seeing the Valkyrie pitted against some of tho American 70-footers, the interest being reawakened by the published state ments to the effect that General Paine had already arranged matches between her and the Titania- and the Katrina. General Paine was not in town yesterday. but Mr. Burgess, who kuows all the im portant yachting transactions made by General Paine, says that the announce nient that matches have bean made is a little premature. General Paine's law partner. Mr. Georcre H. Richards, also denied that any matches had been made Mr. Burgess slid: "On receipt of Lord Duuraven's letter, General Paine ad dressed letters of inquiry to the owners of the 70-footers, asking if they would en gage in a match race with the Valkyrie The answers were favorable to tho idea of racing the Valkyrie, but there can be no international racing connected with this, and it is. understood that Lord Duu- raven will not coma until trial races are held to decide on the yacht which would have defended the America's cup. If he insists upon this there can be no race. The terms suggested by the owners of the American 70-footers have already been forwarded to Lord Dunraven by General Paine. The Paine cup is an in ternational cup, and if Lord Dunraven really wants sport he can have enough of it contending for this. It is the in tention of the Eastern Yacht Club to hold trial races to select a defender of Uiis cup in case it is challenged for, and the own ers of the four leading American 70 footers have agreed to enter their yachts in tho trials. Lord Dunraven would find glory enough in beating the fastest of this quartette. LATEST FROM HAYTI. Another "Terrible Struarfflo" Reported to Have Occurred Near Fort-A n-l'rince, in whicn One Man was Klaitjrhtered After Terrilic Flghtiug;, Several Others IScinjj ltadly l!ruisel. New York, July 20. The steamship Frederick Hendrick, which arrived yes terday from Port-au-Prince, brought word of still another terrible struggle near the Haytien ca-pital. Oue man was slaughtered during tho conflict and sev eral others received severe bruises. Tho battle was brought about under the follow ing circumstances: Oa July IS, the day be fore the Frederick Hendrick sailed, Hippo- lyte's forces, laboring under the impres sion that the small fortress at La Coupe had been evacuated by Legitime, marched forward boldly and took it by storm. It is an advantageous position for either side, being but two miles distance from Port-au-Prince and in a commanding spot. Tho forces of Legitime had not evacuated it, and were aroused to action by the sudden and unprecedented attack of the troops under Hippolyte's General. Before the latter had time to apologize for entering the fort in to uncere monious a manner Legitime's troops hail poured into the ranks of Hippolyte a de structive volley. Actual fighting resulted at once, aud as has been said, one hero paid the penalty of his intrepidity. Tiie forces of Hippolyte then succeeded in withdrawing from the false attitude in which they had been placed aud another victory was scored for the arms of Le gitiue. Legitime has just floated l.OOO.OCC "gourdes" a gourde is equal to about Descents which will make a total debt incurred thus far on both sides of about 8,000,000 gourdes. Sentence Kemitteti. Washington, July 27. Tie Secretary of the Navy has remitted the sentence imposed by a court-martial on Passed Assistant Paymaster Heur' R. Smith, who disappeared from the Essex at Nev York last April, and whj was not discov ered for several days. He was charged with absence from his station and duty, pleaded guilty, aud tho court peuteuce 1 him to six mouths' suspension from rank anl duty on furlough pay, s.nd to retain his present number ou the list of passed assistant paymasters, with the recom mendation that the Secretary of the Navy remit'the sentence, bee o.uso the conrt-be-lieved Smith not mentally rospoasibls foi his action. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, Secretary of the Tennessee Stat Wheel a Defaulter. W. T. Davis, secretary of the Tennes see State Wheel, is, according to state ments of this secret order of agriculture ists, a defaulter for a large amount. It has been ascertained that when the St-te Wheel met in the Slate House to consider the question of consolidating with the State Alliance, Mr. Davis was absent, and it was necessary to elect a secretary pro tern. A bombshell was then explod ed. A letter from Davis acknowledging that he was short in his accounts, and saying that his body would be found iu the bottom of the Cumberland river, was read. This startling information gave the assembled farmers something to con sider besides tho proposed consolidation. They discussed the matter, and came to the conclusion that there was no douot about the defalcation, but they discred ited the statement that the defaulter in tended suicide. Officers of the organiza tion kept the matter quiet, but it leaked out, and the officers at last consented to give the facts to the press. According to the information thus obtained, the de faulting secretary has lived at Gleason Station, Weakly County. He is almost thirty-three years old, and has a wife and three children. He was a farmer, afterward becoming a teacher, and last January he was elected county superin tendent by the County Court over strong opposition. He has been considered an npright man,' and has been highly es teemed in his community. He has been elected secretary of the State Wheel three times, and has just 'completed his third yearly term. He came to Nashville and wrote a letter to A. E. Gardner and E. A.Gowan.acknowledgirng his shortage. Mr. Gardner is secretary of the National AVheel and treasurer of the State execu tive committee. Mr. Gowan is State pur chasing agent for the Wheel and Alli ance. The letter, in addition to mention ing the writer's shortage and his intention to commit suicide by drowning in the Cumberland river, said that he was tired of life and that he could not bear the disgrace and face his friends. He re ferred in affectionate terms to his fam ily. He did not explain how he bad spent the money. The amount of the shortage is not known, but it is stated that it is fully covered by Davis' official bond for $3,000, and that the order is perfectly solvent and has sufficient money to pay all its obligations. The suicide statement finds few .believers. It is thought that Davis left the city, and detectives are fol lowing clews which they think may lead to his capture. Fatal Quarrel Uetwcen Miners. At Redding mines, six miles from Birmingham, Ala., Ed Duncan shot and killed Ed Cooper. The men quarreled about some trivial matter, and Duncan picked up a shotgun and fired a Cooper who was only a few feet away. The enftre load of shot passed through Cooper's body, killing him instantly, Duncan escaped. Both were miners. A Captured Moonshiner. Deputy United States Marshal Sparrits reports the seizure of an extensive illicit distillery seven miles from Red Boiling Springs, Macon County, Teun. The still. when captured, was hot, and gave every evidence of having been recently desert ed. Only one man was arrested, George Cartner, on whoso land the still was lo cated. Tho Tennessee Wheel and Alliance Con solidate. The Tennessee State Wheel and the State Alliance met, and the unanimous ratification of the consolidation of the two orders, as ordered by the Meridian (Miss.) council, followed. It require three-fourths of the States to ratify this order, and Tennessee is the first State to act upon it. The Alliance of South Caro Una and the Wheelers of Arkausaa were notified of this action by telegraph. The State Alliance elected J. P. Buch auau president and E. A. Gardner secretary. Negroes Crazed by a False Christ. The negroes of Liberty County, Ga., are in a state of excitement over the preach ings of a man named Bell, a pseudo "Christ." who has been melting the igno rant people of the country and telling them that be will lead them icto the promised land of CanaaM. Hundreds have left their farms and occupations to follow the false Christ. Bell was tried for lunacy and sent to au asylum. His successor, a negro named James, began preaching and telling the people that human sacri fice was demanded. Iu a remote part of the County a woman, who was one o. James' followers, slew her little niece, cutting symbols on the body and then throwing it in a ditch. The woman was arrested and is in jail. The white people fear the violence of the excited negroes who are following James' and Bell's teach ings. Death From Lockjaw. Stephen A. Leonard, Jr., son of on ex councilman of that name, died at Mobile, Ala., in great agony from lockjaw. The case was peculiar from the fact that the wound causing lockjaw was a simple skin cut on the end of the index finger with a pocket-knife. Stiffening of the muscles began and attacks of convulsions set in, growing more frequent until the end. X Rrisht Authorens Dead. The death of Noe Eliza Lof ten-Phillipst, wife of W. W. Pugh, Jr., occurred at Lin- wood, La. Mrs. Pugh was well known in literary circles. She contributed to the literature of the South many sketches un der the noin ae plume 01 - Aria." Georgia's First Cotton Dale. The first bale of the new crop of cotton was received at Savannah from Albany by Garnett, Stubbs & Co. It weighed 48o pounds, and was classed unofficially low middling. It was York. forwarded to New A Fool and His Money. Samuel Cole, a nephew of Colonel E. W. Cole, of Nashville, Tenn., was sent to the work-house at Knoxvule for thirty davs on a charge of drunkenness. He arrived there with .."5,003, aud had a good time. He was dead broke when sentenced. A Young Drideif room'i Death. Mr. Will Brown, son of Captain Sam nel Brown, the Pittsburgh (Pa.) coal king, turfman, etc., died at Princeton, Ky., a few days ago, of typhoid fever, Mr. Brown was married more than a month aeo. He was an engineer on the Ohio Valley railroad, owned by his fa ther. A Georgia Jadge Killed. Judse John Clark, jude of Patau! (Ga. ) Circuit, and one of the most note judges in G-eorgia, lost his life at Smith- ville. He was attempting to jump from 3 moving train, when he was turown under the wheels and his head aluiout eiltirulj severed from 11 body. OF GENERAL INTEREST. A dog down in Piedmont, "V. Ta., has two tails, and ho wags them in different directions. A number of persons in Atlanta recently responded to a parrot's cry of fire" and discovered that a hou'so across tho way was in flames. The coin and slot device has been applied to children's savings banks. When once set for action a regulated number of coins must be dropped in the bank before it can bo opened. A Kentucky man who was dying alone left his will in lead pencil on the head of a whisky barrel, . and it is held to be valid. The only thing he left, however, was a gallon oi whisky in the barrel. Big sheets of cork a little less than half an inch thick are used in bathrooms because it is said they are pleasanter than any other material upon which to stand in one's wet bare feet directly after coming from the tub. -At Lewiston, Fa., what is called a "thunderbolt" was found imbedded in tree which had been shuttered by lightning. It is egg-shaped, three and one-half inches long and of a metal so hard that a file does not affect it. A man in Sedalia stole a horse for the purpose of getting a term in the penitentiary, lie gave as his reason for so doing that he might reform, as had been running about the country for three years and had grown very wild. A sharp fakir makes a good incomo by advertising a sure method of killing all insects. When you send him fifty cents you will receive a printed card on which are these words: "Get your insects to 6moke cigarettes and they will die within an hour. So long." In one block on Main street in Battle Creek the other day a reporter saw three one-legged men, four one armed men and two other men who were so lame they couldn't walk with out canes. The reporter went home and wrote up tho item, stating that Battle Creek is one of the greatest railroad towns in the United States. American engineers visiting En gland are chiefly impressed with the superior solidity and finish of En glish engineering work and tho extreme backwardness in the speed of elevators and in the adoption of the electric light. But England is ahead of Amer ica, they think, in keeping clear of overhead wires. A respectable looking white wom an has been going about Louisville for the last eight years telling people that her husband had just died, and that if she had a sewing machine she could make a livinsr. She would then borrow ten dollars to pay on one promising to return tho money as soon as she had earned it. Sho has taken in a good deal of money in this way from kind-hearted people. At Summerside, V. E. I., tho other day a man came into town and bought a complete funeral outfit coffin. plate, gloves, etc., when the clerk was engraving the plate ho asked what date should be put upon it. "Oh, ho is not dead yet," was tbo reply. Tho death of tho person for whom tho out lit was intended was daily expected, and the idea was to have every thing in readiness when required. It is an error to suppose that the Johnstown disaster is the greatest of its kind in modern times.. The great Hood in tbo Yellow river of China in 1887 destroyed three thousand villages and the "best informed European in Pekin" calculated the destruction of life at seven millions. The lowest estimate was one million. In 1870 a tidal wave overflowed the island of Deccan-Shahbazporo, in tho Bay of Bentral. drowning three hundred thousand people. E. Randall,-tho mountain evango- list of West Virginia, some years ago went over tho Stato painting texts on rocks and walls. Ho decorated all sorts of waste places with the text What shall I do to bo saved?" A patent medicine man came along later and painted just below this, wherever he could find it, "Use Blank's cure for consumption." Tho quaint combina tion got into the papers, and Randall seeincr it. went back over his route with his paint pot and added below the text: "And prepare to meet thy God!" How a Snake Dines on Frog. A naturalist in Dakota was inter ested recently in a snake's feast on frog. He tells about it in the Natural Science Monthly. Frogs may be sue culent to snakes, but their deglutition is very much liko hard work. It is difficult to tell where the fun come in. The greatest trouble is to swnl low the fro;? after catchinsr him. lie is swallowed heels first. It is prob lematic whether this is done by pref erence cr to wedge the victim down When caught the frog cries out piti fully. This seems to delight hi snakeship. The frog soon finds it i useless to struggle to release tho on leg swallowed and tries to keep th other out of the trap. But the fnak gives a gurgle and a leap and catches the other leg. Then poor froggy eyes dilate and assume a glassy stare the bodv is stupefied. The snake does not swallow; it simply crawls over it prey by contracting the muscles in its throat. When the frog gets fairly in the snake's belly the latter seems to have a terrible case of indigestion. I rolls over and over and looks as if i would give a hundred dollars to g out of the scrape. I hen it become stupefied and doubtless resolves nve to make a fool of itself again, but when hunrrrv it coes for fro-'d ju-t a eagerly as before. PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. Count von Moitke has at his hoin one of the finest flower gardens in tho world. His favorite flower is tho rose. Mrs. Sarah Burnett, of Lafayette, Va., took to her bed forty years ago and has not left it since. Her appo tite is good, as well as her general health, but sho suffers from an injury of the spine. It is said thatM. Gounod, the com poser, who is a man of intenso ro- ligious convictions, once spent an hour upon his knees praying for the conver sion of Sarah Bernhardt, in that lady's presence Sarah's response was short but not very sweet, and at last sho had to turn bim out of her bouse. Louis McMurray, the first man to successfully can oysters and the owner of the largest corn canning factory in the world, died recently at Frederick City, Md. lie began business in 1851 in a modest wiy and before his death employed more than 2,000 hands in a single establishment. He left behind a large fortune. Ex-Justice Strong is often referred to as the most sensible man in Wash ington. He served ten years on tho Supreme Bench and then retired on full pay. In 1880 he resigned, and has since lived quietly in Washington,' lecturing occasionally, and performing faithfully the one duty that tho law' requires of him. Whenever tho Su preme Court is required to take part in any public ceremony Judge Strong puts on his robe and walks with them n the procession. In consideration 01 this and his past services ho receives $10,000 annually from Unolo Sam's treasury. -Miss Kate II. Pierson, of Rich mond, Mass., who died recently aged inety-two, was one of tin; best known residents of Berkshire County, ljer father. Captain Nathan Pierson, left her a handsome fortune, which she increased by investment. Samuel J. Tilden was her legal adviser. Shu was generous, and used her money wisely. One of her proteges was Frederick Bridgmaa, tho artist, and she had on her walls many of his first paintings. It is snid that she was en gaged to bo married when a young woman, but the match was broken olT and she remained single tho rest of her long life. It is said of tho lato Leonard II. Swett, of Chicago, that he strongly resembled Abraham Lincoln, his old end intimate friend, in feature, and manner. He nominated Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency in 18G0, and per formed a liko service for Judgo Gresham at tho last Republican Na tional convention in Chicago. Ho was bofh and educated in Maine, but drift ed to Indiana in 18P1. Then he went to tho Mexican war, and when he was discharged, on account of illness, set tled in Bloomington, 111., and began the law practice which afterward brought him into intimate association with Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Swett was married twice, tho last tune, about two years ago, to his private secre tary. "A LITTLE NONSENSE." Thieves who arc caught in tho camo job may bo expected to co-rob-ber-ato each other. Merchant Trav eler. "I want to write a letter to tho Secretary of tho Navy. Shall I ad dress him as 'Your Excellency?'" "(), no; use tho term 'Your Warship.'" Life. "Mr. Speaker, I've got the floor." So I perceive, sir, and if your feet were a little larger you u nave 1.110 whole block." American Commercial Traveler. At tho barracks. "How goes it. sergeant?" "Pretty well, Major; only I'm as hungry as ahorse." "Orderly, have a bale of hay sent around to Sergeant Brown's qu arters." Time. In a caso in Memphis a witness testified that "Jim then rushed tho growler." "Ah! 1 see," replied tho judgo, "Jiin then drove a dog off, did ho? I understand; go on, sir." De troit Free Press. "My dear," said Mr. Fhunnyman, "why is the Prince of Wales a geo graphical paradox?" "Give it up." "Why, because lie is allowed so much latitude that he is without a parallel." Philadelphia Press. Some one says that a woman should never allow a man to propose marriage to her unless she is willing to become his wife. Some people would deprive tho women in this world of all their fun. Somervillo Journal. Bashful Youth "Will you tako this chair. Miss Ethel?" Miss Ethel "Oh. no. It has no arm." Bashful Youth (eagerly) "I shall bo most happy ah to supply the deficiency, I assure you." Aud he did. London Tid-Bits. Waiter "I can recommend tho eggs, sir. They're beautifully fresh, new laid, in fact!" MacDuffer "What, to-day?" His Spouse (horri fied) "My love, what are you think ing about! You don't suppose hens lay on the Sabbath:"' Pick Me Up- Distrusted the Fisherman's Scale. "Have you got your scales with you?" said the trout to tho sucker. "I have," answered tho sucker. "Why?" "Well." said the trout; "I'm going to take that' fly and I'd like to be weighed before I leave tho brook, just for my own satisfaction." Puck. Stranger "You are not booming your Stato very much at the prei-etit time, arc you?" Kansa3 Citizen "No. we are not ad vcrtS-ing at all now; but wait till tho cye'.ono period arrives, and you'll sec the name of our gioriotn commonwealth in every paper you i-k up." Omaha WyriU.