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tesvi of Catawba, was killed
i c utvirh William Millor, of tire
A T Howell, of Soutbport, iiis
I vnVd' to the pastorato in :tho
jSiation, Virginia: 1
t e K"id of Battleboro, was fatallv
& the 'other day by bavins tins
W'i i,i hv a failing tive. I -
-Villi -M "JUVV '!
The barn of Capt. A. M. Clark, .of
cithern Fines, was destroyed by fire
JVnday nfcht, says the Sanfr rd
varm -rton A?k : Mr. , Wm. Coble
w -it d killed on Sunday morning tm
jjgle measuring seven feet thrco incits
fDltiJ to tip. ;
Laune Weddell. a prosperous young
merchant of Tirboro, died October 21.
nnlv a vear ago he was marrit d to Mi;j
Lillian iieiu, ui xvnj xu.uuu.. ;
Red Springs Comet: ,Tke Episdo
naliaii nave raised nearly enough
money t ) build their church at;, M;x
jjjDj aud will soon begin its erection. ;
S 'verai po poises have .been eg m this
ffei in i he river opposite the town.
rt is unusual to see them so far frcra
the sound, says the Washington Ga
die. ' "i
gcoland Neck Democrat: It is ro
ftnn that water is very low in the welbL
and in some cases the well3 have en
tirely dried up.
Miss S illie Rorison plucked from her I
father's orchard the other day a a up-1
pie weighing one pouna ana nmt?
ounces. Miss Sallie "is ahead," eaya
the Bikrsville AVir. J
Abbeville Gazette: During Oetcler
there were eignteen deaths in AL';
VUlt, v- o r . ,
city pfiy eians. Or these thirteen,
were hi e nd five colored.
North Carolina Presbyterian : Fnsi
Church, Charlotte:- fhe amount of
700 ha been raised by the church for.
the purpose of engaging a city mi
Eionary. Rev. E. Mack, pastor. '
It is said the A-jheville Street Rail
way Company's force is contemplating
a strike unless they are bettei. paid.
It is t-aid also that the company owes
several of its employees fl'JO each.
Mr. A. R. Henry has a prolific pear
tree, although tne tree is nicy year?
old, it has now two dozen pears on it,
the stcond crop. He has placed cn;
our table four pears, says the Shelby
D F. Horton on Cove Creek sold;
eight head of two year old steers, that
weighed S.uoo pounds, ine oldest one,
an April calf, weighed 1,130 pounds.
Who can beat it? as&s the JJoen;
Derucc-ra. . " - -;
Joner-boro Monitor ': Dr. John lie
Iver, living two miles south of town,
had the misfortune of having two
mules and a horse killed at one tima
by a tram on the F. F. & Y. V. Rail
road lact night.
Mr. Gilium Helms, who lives about
threo miles from town, had the mis
fortune to have his house destroyed
by fare Saturday evening about four
o'clock. We have qd particulars, says
the Monroe Enquirer.
Maxton Unian and Scottish Chief:
Two buld and dastardly attempts were
made to burn the town last Saturday
night, but fortunately both fires were
discovered and extinguished before
much damage was done.
Eiizabrth City Carolinian: A -ive
calf with a bull dog's head a worder
ful freak of nature was one of the
interesting curiosities at the Fair last
week. The entire head had all the
formations of the bull dog.
The eleven year old son of Mr. J. T.
Dees was bitten by a mad dog la&t
Saturday night. He was taken to Char
lotte and the mad stone applied, which
stuck to the wounds about two hours,
says the Monroe Enquirer.
Charlotte Nexus : During the month I
ml veiouer, a3 snown by the report
of Moses Thomas keeper of the cem
tenes, there were but 14 deaths m
Charlotte. Of this number eight were
among die colored population.
(Joins, ouilaw Rogers' companion,
who was arrested in this city not long
since and t iken to Hillsboro where he
was wanted for burglary, ha3 been
tried and entenced to ten years in ths
penitentiary, says the Durham Sun.
On Sunday nighc, the drug store of
1 arboro & Edwards at Springhopu
ana th- score of W. H. Culpepper were
burned. The cause was supposed to
be accidental. There was some in
surance,say b the R-jcky Mount Phoznix
Mr. T. A. White showed us yester
Jfy a cottn boll which contained
thirteen locks of seed cotton, some
thing we never heard of before the
usual number being four to five locks
to the boll, says the Wadesboro Mes
senger. Esquire Huffs tetler showed us last
ee: at B onia an ear of corn con-'
taming 1410 grains. These grains were.
vS? J au ia h lor,S- The corn is of a
variety vamable caiefly for -table use
Ga3f neai' etc- 8ay8 the Gastoaia
enm?11.6 C' ten : A severe cold
in ?ii A h0m days since was the
vwf icause of the death of Lloyd
o W ier,the nineteen year old son
St ,) AleXt4nder, which , occurred
fin street n,ght at" his home on W.ocd"
at & 'nOJerVer: biehosiery mills
ceirtnl and Ne andl Kinston are re
ceiving more orders dan they can fill,
Zect6lmlHrr Kills Are in bourse of
ThToV6 Tarborojand New Berne,
ifle iarboro cottoniills made a profit
hlJl -peF 9ent" fon be past year, and
just declared) hlividend of 8 per
Charlotte Ntus: Mr. E. R Wil- j
liamson. a book agent of Salem, was ;
knocked from a trestle one mile east
of Winston,' this morning, and .was
instantly killed. He attempted to i
cross the trestle in the face of an ap-!
preaching train. , -
Asheville Citizen: Rev. D. H. Tut
tle, who closed a very successful re
vival at the Central church last even
ing, left this morning for hi old home
in Caldwell county, where he will j
spend a few days betore returning to
bis work at Tarboro.
Fayetteville Gazette: The Presby-!
terian church was packed last Sunday
night with people of every religious
belief in town to hear Evengelist Fife
preach his farewell sermon to the peo
ple of Fayetteville, prior to his de
parture for Charlotte.
. ' John Noel, charged with the murder
of Ed. Brown, pleadec not guilty be
fore the criminal court yesterday.
The case has been- continued until
next session of court. The prisoner
has been released on $500 bond, says
the xlsheville Gazette.
Elkin Times: The farmers in this
section are using improved machinery
more this year than ever before. -About
forty tons of fertilizer were re
ceived by oui5 merchants la-?t week.
The amount sold this year is much
greater than last year.
Dr. Karl vonRuck has instituted
suit in the Superior Court of Bun
combe against Dr, A. B Hawkins, one
of the guests at the Hotel Belmont
when it was burned. It U for the pay
ment of Dr. H vkins $250 board bill,
says the Asheville Gazette.
Charlotte Observer: Creamery stock
is - booming since large orders have
come for" fhe produce. The goods are
to be placed as far south as Birming
ham, in Lynchburg, and other remote
places The stockholders are enthused
over the demand for supplies.
Greenville Reflector: Mrs. Lydia
James, wife of Mr. W. A. James, of
Bethel township, died at 3 o'clock on
last Saturday afternoon of paralysis
ShG "was afflicted with this disase some
eek8 ago and had a second stroke the
:;vmday before her death. She was 62
Burlington News: News was re-,
ceived here Monday of a sad .accident
which befell Mr. T. H. Hornaday, of
Snow Camp, this county, Saturdiy.
He was working at a saw mill, and by
soma means" got tangled in the saw,
badly lacerating his leg and lameing
him for life.
Mr. E. Motz, superintendent of the
Brewer gold mine, was at the Central
-bis morning with a 15 pound brick.
It was a beauty, and at the mint its
value was ascertained to be $3,000.
Mr. Motz comes up every few days
with bricks of that kind, says the
Sunday morning the alarm of fire
was given. It was found th it the cut
tage at Cannonville occupied by Lee
Clark and family waj on fire. No
exertion could save the building the
los-i of which falls on the company.
All the goods were saved, says the
Mr. Jno. Saunders, of Globe, killed
a fat bear on the Grandfather, last week
and divided out the meat among his
friends, so that, when the candidates
invaded Globe, the people fed most of
them on bear meat. Mr. Cloyd com
plains 'that 'he didn't get a bait, says
the Lenoir Topic.
- Lou Pharr, colored struck Adam
,Holdbrook8, also colored, with a
fnjOwttiing iron Tuesday, aud hurt him
pretty badly. Adam was curing in
ixont of Lou's house, when, she told
him to desist. He did not do so and
i bM went at him with the above result,
saj a the Concord Times.
i Lincoln News : The little boy of Mr.
W. P. Martin, of North Brook town
ship, as bitten by a mad dog one day
this week. Tae boy was brought to
tonn and Mr. Cobb's "mad stone"
vfdei applied to the wound. The stone
adhered to the wound several times
and then refused to adhere.
i Mr. H. M. Caldwell, of Sharion, has:
turned his attention to fruit-growing,'
garden produce, poultry, etc. Recently
he sold $57 worth of apples and $100
Worth of eggs and produce generally.
H? p i" "he can make more off of fruit
a...- v. v tables than by raising cotton,
..-ay t bn Charlotte Democrat.
CSi. j 1 Mrs. W. F. Davis have ar
rived, and are preparing their com
modious and pleasant hotel for the
rbeption of Northern guests, who will
ftobn begin to pour in to spend the
winter here in our delightful climate,
and escape the severe weather of the
North, says the Kittrell Monitor.
J. J. Keller, a workman on Hotel
Claiborn, had a painful accident this
morning. While using a hatchet" it
fitsw cfr the handle and struck him
across the back of his right hand, in
flicting a severe gash. Dr. J. A. Smith
dressed his wound and he will be un
able to work for some days, says the
Lee Foy, colored, was up before
Mayor Stockton in Salem last night
f.r sailing ardent spirits without
li 5eiise. He was found guilty and was
filled $25 and cost. The mayor dis
pc ed of another case for breach of
th i peace. The fines and costs in both
ca st's aggregated $30.86, says the Win
Bt 'n Sentinel.
Jtreensboro Workman: Ensign A.
H j Scales, of the United States Naval
S Tvice, who has been connected with
tb J cruiser Yorktown. during its opera
te a in the Behring Sea, returned
he he this morning Archie is the
pi surs of robust health, and in every
Wi f is looking well. He left his ship
at 3an Ftancisco.
' ;ew Berne Journal : Mr. Jonathan
H. .nii flowed us yesterday a very
ci 'A Y'ph of English Walnut grown
tv t an. ; L'he, tree is now nine, years
olsl trom Lie planting of the seed and
tmd 1 ts thr first bearing year. Abun
dant V as thesfi trfifta hpp.r and as hiirh
as ta : walnuts sell it is surprising that
1 M v ation is not largely engaged
in, iKi yc ; they are so scarce that a
giojii trte is a novelty! -
Goldsboro Argus : The Goldsboro
Cotton Mill Will Soon start unnn ita
fullest DOsible YunninernanaHtc- Mr
L. D Gully, its new owner, has se-
cotton mill men in the South as its
superintendent, and at an early day
the machinery will be set going and
kept on full running time. .
Wins; on Sentinel : Easter Edwards,
an aged colored woman, was found
dead in her yard Sunday morning,
October 30th? near Island Ford church,
in Yadkin, county. Four different
bruises on her head showed that foul
play had beer& used. Five persons, all
colored, are under arrest today a.nd
an investigation is being held.
. Rocky Mount Argonaut: Col. Gar
ribaldi died near Halifax in the early
part of the week, aged seventy-nine.
Col Garribaldi came to this country
about fifty years ago. He left a widow
to mourn her loss. His es ate is val
ued at $5,000. Although he did not
claim the title in this country, Col.
Garribaldi was an Italian Count.
; A severe loss has befallen Messrs.
Hackburn & Willett in the distruction
yesterday afternoon of their taw milt,
box mill and fertilizer mill on their
farm two and a half miles from the
city. " The fire caught underneath the
mill from a spark. The loss was about
$5,000. There was no insurance what'
ever, says the New Berne Journal.
Greensboro Record: F. F. Steven
son, colored, was tried for a criminal
assault on Lizzie Smith, also colored,
before A. P. Eckel, Esq., this, morn
ing. The evidence against Stevenson,
who we learn is studying for the min
istry, was very strong, and he was
bound over to court in a bond of $200,
failing to give which he was placed in
News comes to us that last Saturday
night a colored man wps found near
the bridge across Fishing creek below
Enfield in almost senseless condition.
He was not able to tell much but said
that four men had beaten him. He
was taken up and Sunday he died.
An inquest was held over his body
Monday, says the Scotland Neck Demo
crat. - '
Morganton Herald: The Burke
Tanning Company is so much pleased
with outlook in Morganton that they
have begun the work of doubling their
plant here. Isaac A. Peason, who
was born oh Silver Creek, this county,
and who at one time reprecented Yan
cey county in the Legislature, died at
Catawba Station last Tuesday, Oct.
25 h, aged 75 years. .
It is with pain we announce the
death of Capt. Smith, conductor of
freight train on the C. F. & Y. V.
Railroad. We understand that his
ciboose jumped the tra-k and ran for
some distance, shaking him up very
much. The shock was so great that
he went to bed when he reached
Fayetteville and never rallied, says
the Red Springs Comet.
Charlotte News: John Wilson, the
colored politician, has brought suit
against . postmaster Brady tor $35,
which John claims, Brady owes him
for campaign work. John claims that
iiy Brady's direction he put in three
weeks getting the negro voters to reg
ister. He claims $35 for his services,
but Brady denies the claim and refuses
to pay it, hence the suit.
A gentleman who came over on the
train last night tells us that a few
miles beyond Harisburg some fellow
threw a stone through the car win
dow. The stone was larger than a
man's head and fell in the isle. Luckily-
no one was hit by it, though some
small pieces of the glass from the car
window got into a gentleman's eye,
jays the Concord Times
Kinston Free Press : It was reported
in a dispatch sent out from Monroe,
La., that Mr. J. Rouse, a native of
this county, was shot and killed by a
negro tenant on a plantation on the
island of Desiard, of which Mr. Rouse
is the manager. A telegram received
here on the 20th says that he is
severely wounded but improving and
and will soon be well again.
Hickory Bullet in: Pink Sigmon, of
this county, withhi3 family "skipped "
the State last Friday night, and left
numerous creditors "in the soup."
Pink has been a very loud Third party
man, and for some time has been sell
ing off his truck and land, preparatory
to departure. He enjoyed a fair credit,
and every one thought he would pay
up before leaving, but he didn't.
Monroe Enquirer: Mr. Caleb Dry,
a prominent merchant of Monroe, died
Tuesday at 4 o'clock p. m. Mr. Dry
came to Monroe eight years ago and
has been engaged in business here ever
since. Rev. G. W. Harmon of
Monroe, went to Charlotte last Sun
day to preach in Try on street Baptist
church. Mr. Harmon is in the very
front rank of the Baptise ministry.
Mount Airy. Nevis: Santa Salmons,
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Salmons,
of Yadkin county, was some days ago
instantly killed by a molasses mill.
He Vas driving the stock and stepped
upon a chain, when the sweep came
around and caught his head against
the post, bent his head over, broke his
neck and crushed the back part of the
skull, He was about 11 years old.
' Mr. Chas. L. Davis of Morehead, was
arrested Tuesday on the charge of set
ting the fire which destroyed the fish
nouses in that place Sunday night.
An examination was held before Cicero
Davis, J P.. of Beaufort and circum
stantial evidence being strong against
him he was bound over to court in the
sum of $5,000, which bond was given
and he was released, says the New
The elevator in . Mill No. 4, at Forest
Hill became 4 ' cranky " at twelve. Seven
or eight boys and young ladies were
descending, when the elevator began
moving so rapidly two young ladies
jumped from it a distance of nearly
fourteen feet. A Miss Ply ler was con
siderably bruised on the back, and
Miss Lyerly, in jumping, fell on her
face, and sustained bad bruises. ; Those
that remained on the elevator were
only slightly, shocked, says the Con
cord Standard. '
.Tarboro Southern: The Tarboro
Water Works Company will bore for
an artesian well, savs Mr. Phipps, of i
the Connecticut Pipe Company Mr.
Spandour who put down the present
system of water works has been asked
for estimates and New York experts
are ' also being consulted. It is now
almost certain that the company will
supply the town . from wells and not
from the creeks. ..
Mr H. McN. Ly ten's mill, cotton gin
house and engine standing "near by
were burned lat Sunday v morning.
The fire was discovered about 3 o'clock
in morning. Origin of the fire un
known. In addition to the loss of the
houses and engine five bales of seed
cotton and 200 bushels of -cotton seed
were totally destroyed and 14 bales of
cotton were badly damaged, says the
A telegram of Messrs. Roberts Bros ,
informs them that their schooner, the
Mattie E Hiles, Capt. Dave Ireland,
went ashore at Currituck inlet, 45
miles north of Nags Head. Both the
vessel and cargo are a total loss. The
cargo consisted of 600 sacks salt con:
signed jointly to Messrs. Roberts Bros.,
and Mr. E. K. Bishop, and of molasses
and shot consigned to the former alone.
The cargo was invoiced at $900. The
schooner was worth $2,500, says the
New Berne Journal.
The November Review of Reviews, a
very high class publication, in com
menting On the political practices of
the day, admits that things are not as
they should be. The wriier says the
old fashioned method of having barbe
cues, big speakings and a powerful
effort to raise enthusiasm and partisan
feeling to the highest pitch, has been
done away with, except in certain
localities. The buying of votes is now
the stock in trade for the campaign
cocsmittees. The Review of Reviews
The main reason, however, for the
lack of noise and smoke and grime and
violence in the campaign is due to a
change of method. The transition be
gan several years ago, and its full
significance now begins to be apparent.
It is smokeless and noiseless powder
that has been introduced, with a cor
responding revolution in tactics. What
is the new method? Perhaps some of
the readers of recent magazine articles
(witness, for example, those summar
ized in our own department of "Lead
ing Articles of the Month ' ) will answer
that the hew method is simply the
very elaborate and stealthy organiza
tion of vote buying, the principal busi
ness of campaign committees being to
see how many venal votes can be
actually bought . and safely delivered
with the great sums they collect and
disburse. This is an entirely wrong
view. There are infected spots, truly,
where the disease of electoral venality
has become epidemic, and where both
parties seem compelled to pay their
own members for taking the time and
trouble to come to the polls, while an
element more venal still is shamelessly
selling itself to the highest bidder.
Tbt:se spots oppare itlyara to.be found
chiefly in New England, although the
disease has its small but distinct areas
of ' infection in various other States.
The real political leaders on both sides
hate and deplore the accursed traffic
in votes, though their henchmen are
guilty of using what they claim as the
only means that can now be used effec
tively in the infected districts There
is some reason to believe that the day
is near at hand when - both sides will
join hands in a powerful attempt to
stamp out this horrible disease, as the
sanitary authorities would localize,
isolate and stamp out the cholera in
fection. Our investigators and. re
formers are rendering a good service
in their attempts to mike a scientific
and statistical study of venal voting,
and the attention of the country can
not be focused too sharply upon, these
dangers and abuses. "Honest Politics"
clubs, of inter-partisan membership
and permanent character, ought to be
formed in every community for the
sake of fighting corruptmethods and
GRAND RALLY IN PLYMOUTH.
One Thousand Men on the Ground- -The
Speakers, Butler and Aycock, at
Mr Editor: I never saw such a
large turn out of the farmers in Wash
ington county. They came from alb
Earts of the county, both, whites and
lack, to hear the issues of this cam
paign discussed. I tell you, sir, many
of the old farmers were almost out of
heart they had heard so much said
about Bro Butler by such men as T. J.
Jarvis & Co. But their fears are all
gone. Bro. Butler1 did a big thing for
the people in this county. He showed
the corruption of both of the old par
ties so clear and forcibly and the grand
aim of the People's part that he made
votes by the hundred for the People's
party. A Rev. colored gentleman
came to where Mr. Butler and I were
standing and told Mr. Butler that he
had made 150 colored votes that day.
Mr. Aycock never answered one of the
arguments that Mr. Butler made He
said more about Mr. Butler than he did
about the issues. " I tell you, sir, I never
heard a man used up like Aycock was.
Butler wore him out completely. He
asked all who were going to vote for
Gen, James B. Weaver to hold up their
hands, and up went three-fourths of
the vast ' multitude with shouts and
yells that made the old forlorn Demo
erats quake and tremble. ' .
Comrades be of ( good cheer, that is
just the way we eastern boys will vote
in November, and we will sh .w them
better than we can tell them. I am of
the decided opinion that we will carry
North Carolina. The Democrats say
they will do us like they did in Geor
gia. If they do they wriU have a lively
time of it. The People's party i3 too
strong to be bulldozed or run over by
them. All we ask is a fair count and
we will be satisfied with the result. So
mote it be. ;
: . '' A. C. Westz.
THE LATEST NEWS.
Sparks from the Wires Most Important
Events Throughout the World
.for a Week. . .
Chicago, 111., Nov. 1 The Chicago
Athletie Association burned this morn
ing. - The building cost $250,000. -;
George J. Wheat, a locomotive en
gineer, was killed at Pittsburg by be
run over bp a Pan Handle train.
It is officially denied that the bodies
washed ashore from the Roumania
wreck have been plundered by wrecks
ers. . ' .
Des Moines, la., Nov. 1. The resi
dence of George Cage was burned yes
terday. Cage, his wife, and two chil
dren perished. '
Rutland, Vt., has had its first snow
storm of the season. On the mountains
east of there the snow i3 from two to
three inches deep. .
Knoxville, Nov. 1. Francis Baker,
the boy who killed his father Saturday,
was acquitted yesterday on the ground
of justifiable homicide.
London, Novi 1. The death of Robt.
Grant, professor of astronomy in the
University of Glasgow, at the age of
seventy eight, is announced.
In a fight between W. A. Ripple and
Barney Whalen, soldiers at Fort Brown,
Texas, over a woman, Whalen was shot
dead by Ripple, who, to avoid arrest,
then kdled himself.
A dispatch, from London says the
Northumberland miners, by a unani
mous vote, have decided to accept a
5 per cent, reduction of wages, instead
of going on a strike.
Denver, Col., , Nov. 1. Margaret
Badger, aged fourteen, of Atlanta, Ga.
is the winner of theDemorest diamond
medal. Her subject was "Young
America's War Cry."
Vancouver, B. C , Nov. 1. The
China Mail says Chi Yui has been ap
pointed the next Chinese -minister to
the United States. He now holds the
post of chief of instruction.
Samuel Connolly, of Harrison, N. J.,
is wanted by the police of that town
for having inflicted injuries which may
prove fatal upon Samuel Boan, of Jer
sey street, late on Monday night.
Johnson City, Tenn.,-Nov. 1. In a
free for all fight at . Embreville," last
night over a woman of the town, Joe
Jay was shot and killed by Walter
Smith. He has fled to the mountains.
" Chicago, Nov. 1. Mrs Sims Man
ack, an Esquimaux, presented her hus
band a four pound daughter in Esqui
maux camp, World's Fair grounds It
is the first child born on the grounds.
t H. M. S Howe is ashore on a reef
inside the bar at Ferrol, in the Bay of
Betansos, on the west coast of Spain.
She has a great hole in her hull. The
Howe carried ten guns and had a dis
placement of 10,300 tons.
Portland, Oregon, Nov. 2 Lieu
tenant Frederick Schwatia, of Alaskan
exploration fame, died here this morn
ing. He was picked up on the street
about 3 a. m. in an unconscious con
dition! Beside him was found an
empty laudanum bottle.
Huron, S. D., Nov. 2 The Demo
crats have been instructed to forsake
their electoral ticket and to vote for
Weaver. The moyement has created
uneasiness in Republican circles, for
if the D mocrats follow instructions
the State will be lost to Harrison.
Portland, Oregon, Nov. 2. Instruc
tions have been received from the
National Democratic headquarters to
withdraw the Cleveland electors. The
action meets with the approval of the
Democrats here and they claim that it
assures the defeat of Harrison electors.
The ravages of the cholera at Chong
King are appalling. The deaths there
estimated from 30,000 to 40,000. The
people are going any distance from
home to carry tags with the name and
address thereon. The cholera is also
ranging at Hankow, claiming numer
New Orleans, La;, Nov. 3 Mr.
Henry M. Neil, the well-known etatis-'
tician, estimates the cotton crop of
1892 at 7,100,000 bales, maximum, ex
clusive of old cotton. In the event that
the Texas yield falls below 2,000,000
bales, he believes the crop may not
reach even 7, 000, 000. bales.
New Orleans, Nov. 2. New Orleans
is " on the verge of a general strike,
which will affect every branch of in
dustry. Seven thousand men' will go
out if a demand for increased wages,
fewer hours work and the employment
of none but "union men is not complied
with. The municipal , authori ies are
friendly to the strikers. ,
New York, Nov. 1. The electric
wire men met in Clarendon hall this
morning and decided upon a general
strike. The walking delegates were
appealed to and a decision was reached
that all the affiliated trades should be
called out with the exception of tin
workers and brick layers. t The dele
gates started out this morning to call
the union men off their jobs. It is
thought the strike may affect 50,000
Chicago, Nov. 1. Reports have
reached Chicago that a large white
steamer was wrecked, off Manitou
Island." It is now believed thit the
vessel is" the W. H. Gilcher, the sister
boat of the Western Reserve, which
was lost several weeks ago. She passed
the strait3 the atternoon ot tne Dig
storm on the lake, bound or Milwau
kee. She has not been reported tht re
by the port officials, but may have
made some other port. . ,
Chestertown, Md., Nov. 1. Charles
Brooks, Fletcher Williarr, and Moses
Brown, men, and Jo -' i r. Bainard,
Louis Benson, Henry II- : It, Frisby
Comegys, and Charles P. II;. cry, boys,
all convicted of the mar- . of Dr. Jas.
H. Hill near Millington, r.t county,
April 23 last, have beeri s. . tsnced to
be hanged at such timo j. - ( v. Brown
may appoint. All the,' :: ... icted per
sons are colored and E't :n . atirely in
different regarding th c i r f . . t o, J
Lawrenceburg. Ie.-J(, IToyj! 3. Jolin
Lochner, aged 6G, C litten by a
fitran ge cat, supposed id ' mad. With
in a few minutes hij L began to
fif ln an aIarminS manner. The
JJf rtPnate man was eeized with fear
ot hydrophobia and drank enormous
quantities of whiskey to avert the dan-
STi?-8 -1JJ?agined threatening him, and
within three hours he. was dead. Phy
sicians are puzzled to know whether
Lochner died ot hydrophobia, alcohol
poisoning, or simply fear.
London Nov. i.The Board of Ag
riculture has ordered thao all the cattle
landed at Dundee from Canada by the
steamers Hurona and Monk?eatcn be
slaughtered, owing to the discovery of
pleuro-pheumonia among them. The
killing of the animals began on Friday
last and has been continued since.
Altogether the steamers landed 1,200
head of cattle. Scotch veterinary sur
geons declare that the disease is not
pleuropneumonia, but a non-contagious
affection,, the symptoms of
which are similar to those cf pleuro
pneumonia. They blame the govern
ment for acting too hastily in the mat
ter. Irish dealers who have la' ge sup
plies of. cattle are jubilant at the pros
pect of a spurt in their business through
it becoming necessary for Scotch farm
ers to replenish their stocks. The gov
ernment has issued orders that incom
ing Canadian cattle be subjected to the
THREE TRAINS IN A HEAP.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 2. A disas
trous wreck occurred on the Fort
Wayne road at the Washington avenue
crossing in Alleghany about 1 o'clock
this morning when a fast freight from
the east was hit by the Keystone ex
press from Chicago, smashing six cars
and badly wrecking the engine of the
express. In the confusion no precau-
tion was taken to flag the fast express
out of Chicago, and this train, running
at a terrific speed, crashed into the
first wreck, completing a blockade of
the three tracks. Engineer Sauerback. "
of the Chicago express, was badly
crushed. The fireman was badly hurt.
The passengers in each of the express
trains were badly frightened and m ny
rushed out on the tracks in their night
clothes. After about an hour's delay
the tracks were cleared and extra en
gines proceeded with the passenger
trains. : .
TWENTY KILLED OUTRIGHT.
Fearful Accident in an English Express
London, Nov. 2 An appalling rail
way accident occurred this morning -near
Thirsk, in Yorkshire, by which
twenty persons were killed anda large
number in jured.
The express tra'n, which leaves Edin
burgh every evening for London, was
running at full speed as it approached
Thirsk, when , ahead of it appeared a
heavily laden goods train . The en
gineer of the express train reversed hia
engine and put on the brakes,, but the
momentum of the heavy express was ,. ,
too great, and it dashed into the good
train, making a most terrible wreck.
To add to the horror the carriages
caught fire and were destroyed. A '
large number of persons from near-by
places were soon at the scene a4 did
everything possible to extricateHhe
dead and injured, The burning carav'
greatly hampered their eiiorts, duo had
it not been for their; bravery, the los3
of life would have been much greater.
The scene at the wreck is pitiable.
Some of the bodies taken out of the
debris were burned beyond all sem
blance to humanity. Their clothing
had been destroyed, and in some cases
the jewelry, worn was melted by the .
This will render the identification of
the dead extremely difficult, if not al- . ,
together .impossible. , x
A wrecking train was dispatched to '
the scene as soon as the fact of disaster
became known. A number of phy- -
sicians have been carried to the wreck
and they at once devoted themselves .
to relieving the sufferings of the in
THE RIVER SET ON FIRE. "
One Life Lost, Two Men Badly Burned,
and a Vessel Damaged.
Philadelphia, Nov. 1. A thought
less act cost one life and much suffer
ing to two men and destroyed $15,000
worth of property this evening at
Point Breeze, the extreme southern
point of the city. The Schuyikill river
at Point Breeze is always covered with
a thin scum of oil from adjacent oil
works, and since the oil fire there on
Sunday more than the usual quantity. 1
has been floating oh the surface.
William Miller, Albert Krumbach,
and Warren Hilt, all young men,
started from the eastern shore at Point
Breeze this evening in a row boat to.
cross the river. When about 150 feet
from the shore one of th- men lighted
his pipe and carelessly tossed the blaz-
ing match into the water. As it fell
into the water a burst of flame shot up
alongside the Bkiff, and almost instant
ly the surface of 'the river around the
boat was blazing fiercely. .
The flames of the burning oil licked
the gun wale of the light craft, and tho
men, realizing that it wo lid be quickly
consumed, plunged into the burning
fluid around them and started to swim
ashore. The fire circle grew larger and -spread
more rapidly than they could
swim, and they found that they wero
being roasted alive. Hilt sank beneath
the flaming surface and was seen no
more, but his two companions by re
peatedly diving and swimming beneath
the surface succeeded in reaching tho
Both men wero horribly burned
about the shoulders, head, face and 1
arms. They were taken tothe hospital,
where it was said that their condition
The fire in the meantime had spread
down the river, and the wrecking
steamer Maryland, which was lying in
the stream working to raise the burned
bark Felix, caught fire, and before she
could steam out of tho fire she had been
damaged to the ex ent of $15,000, : J
Streams of water from several en
gine? and tugs finally put the burning
oil out. The Maryland is owned by
the Red Star Line.