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VOL. I. -h IIILLSBORO, N. C., THURSDAY. AUGUST 18," 187. "y i- , ; 1 : HM GENERAL NEWS. crjiiw.vr events on this CON TINENT AND ACROSS SEAS. " Eawu r Hat Waathtr-Drawalata, Stasia hat tad Kail rata Aeeideats-Tae . ' - , Deadly Llahtalnf, etc., ata. 7, The heat is very intense at Chicago, III., the mercury going up to nearly 100. Thoro was a white frost at Wellsville; N. Y., aud the thermometer registered only forty degree abore zero. - Ia a fight between atrikera and new men at the Adon mines, near Wilkesbarre, Pa., atout a dozen men were woundod. By neglect of a telegraph operator; two freight trains collided at White Hill, N. J. Fireman George T. Powell, of Jersey City, was killed. - ? ; ( 'The King 6f Abyssinia, who is hold ing for ransom MaJ. Savoiroux of the Italian srmy, captured at Massowah, de mands $10,000 for him. : Baron Billings, late French embassa dor to Sweden, while visiting friends In Alsace was expelled from the province by German officials. M. Magnier, editor of the Evenment, V as fought a duel with M. Reinach of the Kepubuque FrancaUe in Paris. The weap ons were swords. Iteinach waa wounded. A Are occurred at Concord, N. II., in large warehouse. Eight members of a brass band practicing in the fourth story were injured by dropping from the win dows. " The scarcity of farm hands in the wheat belt of northern Minnesota and Dakota hss become alarming, and farm era are offering exorbitant wages to save the abundant crops. The roof of Charletou'a Opera-house, in Springfield, III., fell, carrying a huge mass of debris into the center of the building. The accident waa caused by heat shrinking the timbers. No one waa hurt. ;, .,. .r.: 8am Woo, ' Chinese - laundryman, brought suit for libel in the United States court against the Detroit, Mick, Free l'ress, claiming $10,000 damages. lie al leges that the Free Press falocly stated that he fought sparrows in his establish ment, - .' ..- .. .-, .-. , A dispatch .from 8t Thomas, West Africa, received at London, England, ays, that letters have been received at Stanley Pool from Henry M. Stanley, announcing his arrival at Aruhwimie Falls, and ataling that all of bis party were well. . An immense anarchist meeting took rises in the city park of Kansas City, Jio. W. If. Clemens, a local agitator wreed the tearing down of police courts and Jails, and said if the Chicago Hay market scene was repeated the authori ties would be to blame.. Prof. TyndrJI Sum written another scathing article to the London Times at tacking Mr. Gladstone. He says that all the facts tend lo verify the fact that Mr. Gtadatono Is merely the resonant mask tbrougV which John Motley tlowsover tlx land bis fanatical treason. , , ; Vase. ElluinL while traveling in the country, some distance from Paris, France, left the coach to relieve the horse upon reaching a hill. When aba resumed her aeat sh discovered the loss of a valise containing valuables worth $100,000. Her mala servant has been ar vstod on su'pidon. t "William 11. Gibson, the deposed prime minister of the Hawaiian kingdom, who was tried on charges of robbing the pub lie treasury, and who escaped from the bland after his acquittal, baa arrived in Han Francisco, Cl., from Honolulu on the brig John D, Sprecklca. He will soon go to Sooth Carolina, where be formerly While Sheriff Charles II. Lacy, of At lantic City, N. J., waa absent at the fun eral of his wife, there was an attempt on the part of the prisoners at the jail, at ' Mare's landing, to escape. They were led by a ftouacbreaker, named Slocum, who, with an Iron pump handle beat a bole through the ceiling and effected an entrance Into the attic. 1 hey were driven back at the point of the pistol and se cured. .. i Hiram Schoonsvar, of Browsvllle, Neb. shot his mother-in-law In watermelon patch under the impression that the was n skunk. He wss wstching for thieves, and about 10 o'clock at night an object appeared ia the corn and slowly approach ed. A dog sprang at it and suddenly trtrraied. This convinced fchoonavar that the Intruder was n skunk, and he fired. , . ,, M the meeting of the Indiana Stat Board of Health, reports were presented slrawina: that the jails in Lawrence and Perry Count ii are unfit for human hab itation. In Lawrcace County the over seer of the poor-house hired the inmates out at $1,74 n week and pocketed th proceed. Young children were forced tn aksep with old inmates who were af fected with losthanml diiexrr. labor renensw. , . A Pittsburg, Pa., syndicate has pur. lhased 100,000 acres of land la the South the lands are along the northern line of South Carolina and Georgia, moat of It being in the Utter slat. The price paid was a million dollars In cash. The lutn tios of the purchasers I not to develop the lands, but to hold them aa an Invest ment until the advance in the price of lumber greatly Incereasee tnair value. CHATTANOOaA'ft INVITATION. At citizens' meeting in Chattanooga, Tana., It was resolved to send big del egation to SL Louis, September 26th, to invite the grand encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic to meet is Chattanooga in 1883. , A SECOND DELUGE. ; Aaaaata, Ga., is Orerlawad, and Murk Deatracilaa m( Property Drear. ; - The rapid rising of the Savannah rivet at Mount Canned threw Augusta, Ga., people into a fever of excitement, and everyone commenced immediately mak ing preparations to keep the water from their business houses and' homes. The force of water in the third level canal blew out one of tho gates on .Mtirbary street, at Clsrke'a Globe mills, anil the water flowed through very" rapidly, and flooded many houses down through Dub lin, and extending out by tho , Central railroad to the south commons, which were completely flooded, and there join ing the water from the bend in the river be low the city, thus encircling Augusta. The water extenda on every street be tween Greene and the river down uf far aa Cumming, on Greene as far down as Campbell, on Telfair to Mcintosh and on Walker all that entire portion of southern Augusta down to the east boundary, ex cepting the extreme eastern portion, which is much higher than the cily prop er. The water, ii, of course, over the first floors of at least one hundred houses. Many persons sought the second siory, but those who reside in one story houses were compelled to desert them and seek shelter with friends who were fortunate enough to own or rent a two-story house. Many people ere gfeatly excited over tho rapid rise, which is without parallel. LABOR NOTES. Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated Association, received notification that the strike at BroWn Bon net Is, at the exten sive mills in Youngstown, O., over tho two job question, had been settled, the firm agreeing to the rules of the Amalgamated Association, that one man shall not hold more than one job. The leather workers' trouble at Newark, N; J., culminated when the manufacturer issued orders that none but non-union men would be employed in their shops. This ia the commencement of a fight between the Knights of Labor end the manufact urers. The atrike of the employee of the Midland railway in London, Eng land, ia collapsing. The Birmingham en gine men have resumed work. The company announces that it hss ob tained a full complement of drivers and firemen to fill the vacancies caused by the strike. The West Clare railway in Ireland has been boycotted, owing to hatred of Traffic Manager Sullivan. Pla card have been posted warning the peo ple not to patronize tbe road until Sulli van Is dismissed.' People who travel by this line, the placards say, will be in dan ger of being shot All gondoliers in Venice, Italy, have gone out on a strike because a light service has been started on the grand canal. All bakers in the city have alo gone out on atrike, and waiters in the hotels and cafes threaten to go out The leather council of the Knights of Labor at Newark, N. J., it ia understood, decided to order out all tho bag, harness and shoemakers in that city on account of the decision of the manu facturer to lock out the union men. ' QT7XCXLY KILLED. Mawv . .... Tfca SwaaeaaS Deal Rtoardad aw Skis iwmt laailaeac. - . Benor Victoria, a mining speculator, and Benor Pvdraza, an extensive ship owner in Mexico, fought one of the strangest duels on record. . While at a ball a few days ago, given at Tampico by one of tbe chief ladies of the Spanish colony, the two gentlemen quarreled in the presence of a lady and Victoria chal lenged Pedraza. As Fed raze had choice of weapons, he demanded that Victoria meet him in a dark room where should be placed a hundred tarantulas of most poisonous character, and that each should devote his energies to killing tarantulas instead of fighting bis oppocent, and neither must leave tbe room till all the poisonous spiders were killed. The duel was fought in n room dark as dungeon. There were no seconds, and no one in Tampico suspected the fact. When the doors were broken open both men were found dead, surrounded by horrible spi ders, some dead and some alive. an rRAMciRCO'H scandal If New York hss its boodle aldermen, and Chicago iia boodle commissioners, San Fraud wo. Cel., has wealthy jury bribers. 4Iobt F. Morrow, n wealthy capitalist, and late president of the Geary street cable road, and James McCord, 1st superintendent of tbe Sutter street cable road, who became notoriously prominent during the cable car strike and riota, have been arrested for brlbinf Juries. These rates bad been previously nought before the courts, but owing to seme occult influence. vn diuniui .with trivial floes. Recently, however. rranK wortney, who claims to have becu paid by Morrow to bribe Jurors in a cose for damugv again-4 the Geary street road, fell out with his patron and brought suit sgainst him for, as he boldly alleged in bis complaint, services in bribing the jury. v .. .- - HtW LABOJt OROANIXATION. A new secret organisation known as The Brotherhood," in many respects similar to the Knights of Ubr, has been formed and has already grown t considerable nronortlons in Boston. Msse.. and through New Englnnd. its organization I kept n profo nd secret. The principles of the organization art contained in a printed circular, whkh begins with announcements that the or ganization does not believe in strike, but naes the ballot and co-operative in stitutions as wraNtns of warfare. It alo asks that the government obtain posses, sioo by purchase of all telegraphs,, tele phone aad railroads. SOUTHERN BRIEFS. CONDENSATION OF TBS BUST HAPPENINGS OP A WEEK: 04 Craps Aaaarea'-ftaetal, Itellslaas aad TeaMraaee UathcrtDca-Bollea Dawa - Iieata-vaaatrr Ueneralljr Healthy. The ladies of Stone Mountain, Ga., are making strenuous efforts to have wine rooms abolished in that place. C Tho Eagle flour mills on the corner of Vance and Tennessee streets, in Mem Iihia, Tenn., were destroyed by fire. Loss, 30,000; insurance, $1,000. , The board of directors of the Decatur, Ala., Land company formally ratified the contract with the Louisville & Nashville Bailroad Company for the location'" of their consolidated car shops at that place, ; Mr. Wilson, a farmer -on Peachtree street road, six miles from Atlanta, Ga., leports that he found nearly 200 snakes in a thick grove on his farm. ' They were rattles, black, spotted and wood varieties. Thomas Keeter, and who ia employed- in the Nashville, Tenn., penitentiary aa a guard, made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide by laudanum, taking 10 drachms.' tie was discovered and saved. He was drunk. The new Pearce cotton factory has been completed at Columbus, Ga., and has begun operations. Sixteen looms are in place, but it ia intended to increase the capacity to fifty looms. The new Muscogee factory ia rapidly nearing com pletion. Albert Herman Feese, a young Ger man watchmaker employed in Harry Mercer's jewelry store, left Birmingham. Ala., taking with him eight fine gold watches belonging to ' his employer. Feese waa in the habit of putting the watches in the safe before closing the stote at night . T During a heavy rain' and thunder storm, a heavy bolt of lightning struck a tree in Messrs. Simeon and William N. Edwards's pasture at U pshaw, Ga., around which three fine milch cows were foeding. The tree waa torn to pieces and all three of the cows killed, one of them truck by the bolt and the other two were killed by the shock. Bill 'Stratford, of Jernigan, Russell county, Ala,, cut his throat while in church. A protracted meeting it in pro gress there and the preacher was calling up mourners, when Mr. Stratford pulled out his knifo and cut his throat He is a well-to-do farmer and religious excite ment is supposed to have been tbe cause of the rash act The Knights of Labor (colored) in aew-ion at Mobile, Ala., devoted a day to bearing charges of insubordination and rebellion prepared by Grand Chief Men tor Moses Dickinson against Sir Knights J. W. Wheeler and C. L. Martin, The chief mentor then made his annual ad dress," advocating the formation of state grand lodges of the order. ' Abe Bonner, a colored fireman em ployed on the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, was found on the track at Macon badly bruised, and died from bis wounds. The theory it that he sat down on the track to await the leav ing of No. 803, of which he was the firemnn, and fell asleep, and was killed by a paswnger train, which, having no headlight failed to discover him. John Clay, the ohly remaining son of Henry Clny, died near Lexington, Ky. While giving instructions to some work men about a pump, he fell dead, without any premonition, of heart disease. Mr. Clay was 6? years old. He had no chil dren. He was married about 80 years ago to his nephew's widow, Mrs. CoL Jrwin. Col. Irwin wss killed at the battle of Perryville while in command of a Confederate regiment. He wss a Ysrm er and became n Catholic twenty years go. A passenger train on the East Tennes see, Virgin in A Georgia Railroad col-lid- d with a switch engine half a mile northwest of Chattanooga, Tenn. W. II. Burgess had his shoulder broken and breast cruibed in. Will Henderson had a hip mashed, and . Fireman ' W. H. Brandon was so badly injured that he will die. Engineer King was struck in the stomach by the lever while trying to reverse his engine and waa seriously httrt Many pastengere were slightly bruised, but none others were dangerously hurt . Three workmen, in the employ of the Southern Granite Company, at Lithonia, Ga., were engaged in swabbing oat the hole for s second blast, the ledge settled and the dynamite cartridges were ex ploded by the friction. At the time of the explosion, n heavy drill, eleven feet long, and weighing 40 pounds, waa lying across the top of the hole. This drill wss carried 800 feet in the air, striking Jlolman Clark, colored, one of the men at work, and tearing his face completely off. . He died almost instantly. Tobe Turner, also colored, had hia right arm broken in two places and was otherwise seriously injured. A remarkable occurrence it reported from Jackson county, Ga., and the neighbors of Newtown district will ex cept no other explanation than that of a wflterKut Dan Mathews's mill ia a two-atory frame structure, situated on a small branch ten miles from Athens, There is not enough water in the branch to create freshet, aod even the heavy continuous rains of last week did not prevent Mathews's mill from grinding. White other mills and dams were washed awaf, there wss not enough water at Mathews's mill to down the wheel After a rain of throe hours, the mill was demolished, its foundations had been scattered, and its huge milltone had been washed three hundred )rds down the branch. The dam had been broken, the raceway flooded, and the mill wheel broken to pieces, SOUTHERN' CfcOPS. " Official Repart af the UaHx States Deaart- meat of Acrtealtare. . . The report of the department of agri culture at Washington, D. C, is as fol lows: Cereals The prospect a month ago was for a very heavy crop of corn, and the rate of yield about the average. Its condition in all the states of the Atlantic coast js now Unimpaired, and of a very high promise. ; In Texas and Tennessee the condition has declined materially. The past month has been favorable for cotton, except that the rainfall has been unequally distributed in point of time -a drouth threatened at one period and damaging floods following. In tho east ern belt the excels of moisture predoml pntes at a factor of the depreciation. The Veed is, therefore lareJanuTirppy, and the fruit fall appears in some fields seri ously, and in some cases rust appears. In Louisiana similar conditions have pre vailed, and only very partially in Missis sippi. ; Texas has been too dry, though the drouth has not as yet been disastrous or severe. The prevalent status of the crop it very good for the first of August, while reporters recognize this as a criti-. cat time, and fear the effect ot subsequent drouth upon the green and succulent con dition of the plant. In a comparison of ten years, the August condition is only exceeded by that of 1882 aod 1885, one producing a large crop, the Other under a medium yield. The general average condition ia 93.3, which is lower by three points than that of July. The stato tiver ages are: Virginia, 94;JNorth Carolina, 9ft ; South Carolina, 95; Georgia, 94 ; Florida, 90 ; Alabama, 93; Mississippi, 90; Louisiana, 94; Texas, 87 J Arkansas, 0? ; Tennessee, 95. The first brood of caterpillars has ap peared In several states, but is not gen erally mentioned in the returns. It is reported in Orangeburg and Berkeley, South Carolina; in Calhoun, Taylor, Dooly and Laurens, Georgia; in Hall and Dallas, Alabama; Starkey, -Newton, Is saquena and Oktibbehae, Mississippi ; in Red River, Bossier, Richland, Natchito ches and Therville, Louisiana; and in Stephens, Camp and Jackson, Texas. The boll worm is much less frequently mentioned. Tobacco The tobacco crop is In high Condition in seed, the leaf state, averaging nearly 100. Except in Wisconsin, the Shipping and cutting dis tricts of the West make in unprecedented report of low condition; Tennessee, 70: Kentucky, 59: Ohio, 65; Indiana, 66; Illinois, 52; Missouri, 60. In view of a heavy reduction in acreage, only a small fragment ot the usual crop may be ex pected. The official investigation of are now in progress, will determine authori tatively the breadth cultivated the prcs entyear. r .. , WHAT DOES IT MEAN! Bhktlarek la Sale) Ta fto Bfak'lac Mate OS HallaaaVe Brar. The following dispatch from1 Antwerp has been published in tbe Brussels Ga zette: "lam informed that the Berlin government is about to construct just beyond the railway station of Sibpelpeld, on the Dutch frontier, on German terri tory, 26 sidings, each long enough to convey a train with 1,500 men to tho grand central line from Alx-la-Chappelle to Antwerp. Gradients and railways will be constructed at this purely military station for the landing of cavalry, and a reservoir will be built for tbe purpose of feeding locomotives. The whole works will cost 1,200,000 marks. Tbe German etat-major, which has 300,000 men con centrated in fortresses between Cologne, Dusseldorf, Aix, etc., estimates flint with such an installation, within au hour it would be in a position to throw 50,000 troops upon Maestrecht, to occupy the bridge there and to prevent the Dutch from blowing it up. This bridge is un dermined for military purposes. Tho German etat-major ia also contemplating measures to put the government in a po aition to throw an army of 50 000 men under the walls of Antwerp at 24 hours' notice." The European correspondents of the New York papers report, that Bismarck has designs on Holland, and has agreed with France to restore Alcase Lorraine if she will agree not to interfere. This will account for German military movements. -. COLLAPSED WALLS Barj Mas Fhwaiaa aa4 Han ai lata ara Kill aad Wtaaara. A most terrible catastrophe hat befall en the fire department of St Louis, Mo. The walls of the ruins of Bishop & Spear's peanut warehouse, 610 and 612 North Second street fell and carried with them portion of J. Alklres ft Co.'s whole sale grocery house. In th ruins were buried n number of firemen, three of whom, Barney MrKernan, Frank Mc Donald and Chris Hoell were dead when found ; several more were badly hurt, and may die. A number of fire ien were en gaged in raising ladders to get water on the smouldering peanuts when suddenly the east and west walls of Bishop Spear's wavered and crashed; then down came the north wall and with it a portion of Alkires' south wall, tearing out Al klres' south tide right in the middle. At the middle and north walla came down the front of the peanut warehouse fell out, and the pressure from the side walls forced the debris out into tbe street A DA8TAHULT tRIMR. A plot to wreck the Council Bluffs k Chicago east bound train oa tbe Chi cago, Rock Island & Pacific road, waa discovered and frustrated. Had not the engiueer seen the misplaced rait and I stopped the train, it would have plunged i into the river and fearful wreek would 1 hsve ensued, hat: ONAL CAPITAL DOTS. WHAT IS DOING AT THE WHITE UOVSE AND DEPARTMENTS. Praatdaat Clevalaad Baav Ranelvtaa tarl. tatlaaa-lataratate Coainilwloa-Uav araaaeat AtaJra dalaa Well. ' SAVAHKAH'S INVITATION. The following has passed the City Council of Savannah, Ga, : "Whereas, It is the desire of the citizens of Savan nah that his excellency, President Cleve land and Mrs. Cleveland visit our city, and the desire being tn accord with the feeling of the council, Resolved, That the mayor and aldermen of the city cf Savannah join in this request and ex press tbe hope that bis excelloncy will accept the invitation." DELEGATES APPOINTED, Miss Clara Barton, president of tho American national association, of the Red Cross, and Dr. J. B. Hubbell, gen eral field agent and secretary of the asso ciation have been appointed by Presi dent Cleveland, delegates to represent the United States at the fourth interna tional conference of the Red Cross, to b held at the court of the Grand Duke and Ducltess of Baden, which opena at Carl aruhe, Germany, on the 22d of next Sep tember, A GOOD APPOINTMENT. An important change in the Navy De partment has been mode, by which Chief Engineer Charles U. Loring, who has been for some years at tbe head of the Bureau of Steam Engineering, hat re signed and tbe President haa appointed Chief Engineer George W. Melville in bis place. The new chief ia the well known explorer who took an important part in tbe Jeannette Arctic expedition, and has shown splendid executive quali ties in connection with the plana for the machinery of the new cruisera. DESTETJCT1TB F1ESHET3 Caaat Great Laaacs Oa th Hlea Flaatatlaaa Alaag lb gavaaaah KlYcr. A few days ago, the rice plantters long tbe Savannah river were hopeful of the best crops for years, and in one day their lands are overrun with water and the prospect is utter ruin of the crops. From the city of Savannah, Ga., up tbe river towards Augusta there is the Charleston bridge of the C. A 8. Road. Three miles this aide of tbe bridge ia the Little Vernezebre creek. Before the Savannah river reaches this creek it di vides and runs into two narrow streams around Argyle Island, and, indeed, a ae ries of islands. Tbe stream next the Carolina shore is known as the Back river, and fronting on this stream, both from the Carolina shore and the islands mentioned, are the great fields. In times Of freshet the river rises over the low, swampy lands that lie on the Carolina banks of tbe Back riVef and are above Vernezebre creek. Just this aide ot the creek begin the rice plantations. Vern ezebre freshet bank waa built 85 year sgo. It runs back inland from the Back river and at right angles to the river, and is about 2 miles in length. Tbe Vern ezebre freshet bank ia not s financial institution, but it it a corporation with president and other corporate officers, who keep it up, and who aseta the plan ters who are subjacent to it Thia bank has nevet btfre been overflowed. It was supposed to be 4 feet above the high est freshet. The waters are .way above it and bave rushed all over the rice fields of the Carolina coasts. This means the ruin of 9,000 acres of cultivated rice Inn-i, which, at calculation of 40 bush els to the acre, and a dollar and a quarter to the buahelftneans a lost of about $430, 000, besides the immense damage to the banks. Tbe rice is in condition when water will ruin it Three-fourths of it hat iust shot np and flowered. The rest has headed and begun to fill. The water will prevent the milk from rising from the belly, and the rice will bo blighted. LOOK OCT fOR IIIM! John W. Hallock, compositor, who went from Atlanta, Ga., to Montgomery, Ala., was arrested at the latter place on a warrant which read as follows : "One Jan. W. Hallock, did onlawfullv end mali ciously utter incendiary and inflammatory language, by serMing assassin-like docu ment through the United Bute mails, and delivering copies of the same to the youth of this Bute, against tbe peace and dignity of the State of Alabama." The following card speaks for itself: "John W. Hallork. I am in fa in favor of revolutionizing the existing condition of society; undeniably, it con flicts with the liberties guaranteed by our ancestors, and infringes anon tbe rights of the American people, In violation of the faith due to the Constitution of the United States." Judge Screws, before whom Hallock wss arraigned, had to discharge him, and said: "I diimiaa this case because I ara powerlesa to do other wise. There seems to be no law in Ala bama to overtake anarchi-ls, coward and assassins. Thst there is no such law is not the fsult of this court This ma t Hallock ia evidently a dangcious charac ter, whose motives are hot pure and whone principle are corrupt. : He belongs to that vast army of soekty destroyers who envy their nelghboitand love oottheii country." ADVKMTtnTN MOSaKtk A tent In which Itev. Measra. Itoslen and Schultz, Srvtn Day Adventista, from Nebraska, were holding revival services at Winona, Minn., waa marked by mob of two hundred Germane and P.-lcs and pulled down, I be congregation re sisted and a free fight ensued. In which several persons wert hurt ,, ' . nansAM boom. Boomers are now gathering at Geneda Springs, a small town six miles north west of Arkansas City, Kansas. They have been issuing a paper there, and an nounce thoir intention to take possession ' of the coveted country in the Indian Ter ritory. No trouble is apprehended, as the boomers are not thoroughly organ ized. Companies E, Capt. Price; D, Capt Thomas, and II, Capt. Schupler, of Gen. Miles' old Fifth United States Cavalry, under command of Maj. Upharn, just from Fort Riley, are encamped on the outskirts of the city for the purpose of crossing into the Indian Territory and joining several companies stationed there to bead off tho boomers. BI'BIEII TOMKTflER. The remains of tho widow of the late Col. Benj. Stiles, of Savannah, Ga.,were taken to Winchester, Va., and buried in the same grave with that of her husband, in accordance with a request made before her death. Col. Stiles, aged 28, fell at the head of his regiment, the 10th Geor gia volunteers, of Wofford's brigade, Longstreet's corps, at Guard Hill, near Front Royal, on August 16, 1864. This was the first burial of a woman ever made in Stonewall Cemetery, at Winchester. A WOMAN WITHGK1T. Alice Barry defied the police who went to execute a writ of eviction against her, atKnockdule, comity Autrim, in Ireland. She barricaded her house, and with the assistance of some friends, defended it for a long time against a large force of officers, who attempted to take it by storm, and who were many times repulsed by volleys of stones and streams of boil ing water. The police finally captured the house by a charge with fixed bayo nets, but not until many of them were hurt, and one waa badly pitchforked. NEARLY ALL PERISHED. The sloop 8ara, eighteen tons register, owned and commanded by Abraham Ba karan, left Melejo, Arizona, loaded with tan bark, and having on board the cap fain, his wife, her children and nieces, Mr. Hall, superintendent of the Balti more Copper mines at Santa Rosalia and and a crew of five men. Between San Pedro and Martinez, in the Gulf of Cali fornia the vessel was struck by a heavy aurfand capsized. All n bourd per ished except the catain and two sailors. fJNFBOriTABLB FROLIC. Charles Hopkins played ghost on a recent night in Baltimore, M J., wrapping himself up in a sheet d attempted to frighten a few laborers in a brickyard at the corner of Gorey's Lane and Beddlo street All the laborers with the excep tion of Wm. E. Goodwin ran. William called upon hia ghostsLip to halt, and not being obeyed, fired his revolver. The ball entered the ghost's mouth, lodg ing behind his ear. The spectre uttered yell and fell to the ground. NO SODA ON M.VDAT. In the suit of the Law and Order So ciety against a number of druggists, at Pittsburg, Pa., for telling soda water on Sunday, Judge Collier affirmed the con- victions of the defendants on the ground that the sale of soda was not an over powering necessity and that it waa not sold at a medicine, but as a beverage. The defendants claimed that it waa necessity, and endeavored to prove by the testimony of several physician that it waa medicine. YIIBLR COTTON t!rrLY. The total visible supply of cotton for the world it 1,923,233 bales, of which 801,133 bales are American, against 1,350,233 and 824,533 balet respectively last year. The receipts at all the interior towns are 2,561 bales. Tbe crop in tight ia 0,864,016 bales. PROHIBITION DEFEATED. Returns received from 50? voting pre cincts in Texas show a majority of 93,643 against the prohibition amendment, and nat oeei indicate that the amendment defeated in the whole state 125,000 votes. IB over A COSTLY SWORD. The anniversary of Geronimo'a surren der to Gen. Miles, has been set apart as f day for tb presentation of a sword tc tbe treneral. The a word will . be madt by Tiffany A Co., of New York, at i cost of $1,000. Exports of Wheat and Flonr. The exports of wheat and whnat flmr ainoa July i, 188G, have reached tbe squivalent of 130,000,000 buabela, end stdl eontinnea at the rate of 3.000,000 bushel. If they continue at tho same rate until June 30, the end of th fiscal year, they will reach 157,000,000 bush els. The surplus of the crop of 1386 ha already been exported, and the ex ports for the balance of the finnl year must be drawn from the rvecrvn carried over laat year. Fortnnatclv this amounted to 75,000,000 or ao.wiit.OOO of tmatmls, to that further shipment of twenty-right to thirty millions of bush els would still leave a healthy supply fc contingencies. The new crop prom ises WnlL anil thm ia nn nfi. rJ m scarcity either in the near or rciuoto tn- A Yt'- 1 .1 . . . , ... um, i, iwtv uiesnrpins on nana to Sell Sad ara Slal th (nrnimuin mmnl tn buy it