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The Laurens Advertiser.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY AV
J. C. Carlington,Ed.& Prop.
FROM ALL OVER THE SOUTHLAND.
Aooident8. Oalaanities. ?Pleasant News and
Notes of Industry.
Rev. Dr. Taylor, President of Vassar
College, who has been visiting the prin
cipal Southern cities, delivered an ad- j
dress Thursday night at .the Second Rap- 1
tist Church of Richmond, upon the
.'Higher Education of Women."
State Superintendent ol' Schools. Jno.
E. Massey, visited the ?Staunton schools
Monday and is now visiting the other
publie schools of thc State.
Tho board of agriculture decided to
abolish the oflice of Commission*, r of Im
migration. This move was made to re
duce expenses. Thc work will herc
after bo done by tho Commissioner of
Four men and oue woman were arrested
ncaa Christiansourg, charged with thc
murder of Treasurer Caddall.
Gen. Jubal Early lives well at Lynch
burg on thc money which he receives for
lending his name to a lottery company.
He has a suite of rooms, fitted up with a
lino library, choice oil paintings and
handsome steel engravings, but boards
\ around at different restaurants, ]>aying
for his meals as he goes and running up
no billa. He has many friends, and when
he entertains, docs so with a free hand.
Tho tract at Norfolk know? as "Eu
reka," owned by a colored promoting
company formed by old Dr. Rain, a col
ored preacher, who served several years
in the Legislature, brought $.18,000 un
dur tho auctioneer's hammer Thursday.
There are only twenty acres in thc tract,
and it is situated on the old Armistead's
Rridgoroad. It originally cost $4,SOO. A
syndicate Friday olosed a salo of
?roperty in tho vicinity of Lambert's
oint, for which they p?dd $20,000 for
White Top Mountain, on the top of
which three State lines join : Virginia,
West Virginia, and North Carolina, are
rich in iron ore of ail grade?; heavy
wooded land, and covered with blue
grass. The highest point of the White
Top mountain is fifty-four hundred feet
above sea level. Here on the Virginia
sido is located thc Douglass estate of
sixty thousand acres of heavy timber and
rich ore. The owners ovo in New York.
The Home and Decatur Railroad has
been purchased by the East Tennessee
system. Hie road will bo extended ttl
Memphis. Receiver Dorsey will turn
over the road to tho purchasers about
May 1st. It is rumored that the East
Tennessee system has also bought the
Cincinnati, Selma and Mobile Railroad.
Senator Hate has introduced a bill in
Congress constituting Ten nest CO a cum
toms collection district, with Nashville
as a port of entry and Memphis nnd
Chattanooga as subporta of rntry.
A charter has been granted to thc
Auxiliary Confederate Soldier's Home at
Nashville, a benevolent association.
Eight Queen and Crescent conductors
have been discharged within thc past
few days at Chattanooga, the notices sim
ply suiting that their reports are not sat
I islactory. Among the discharged are
Sam Bennett and Newton Hammond,
two of the oldest conductors of the
Queen and Crescent system. Humors are
rife that the entire torey of conductors
on the road will bc asked to resign, as the
"spotters" and two of the Pinkerton de
tective agency have been doing some
secret work, which is now beginning to
One of the Nashville electric cars
caught tire Saturday afternoon while
crossing a fridge. The lire was caused
hy tiie breaking of the motor box under
the car. The dragging of the sheet iron I
lid caused bbc connection with the rails
and tho wood work CriUgnt file? The
car was damaged to thc extent of several
hundred dollars. Thc passengers left
the car at the firBt alarm.
A movement id on foot to establish a
BOStoffice at Morgantown, with James
Morgan as postmustcr.
Rutherford College, Dr. Abernathy,
President, has just received a $50,000 do
nation to its endowment fund.
The State convention of the W. C. T.
U. of North Carolina will IHJ held at
Concord in July from loth to Duh. Miss
FiancisE. Wi?iard, tho noted temper
ance ndvocatc of Illinois, will preside.
Tho Nutionnl Summer Normal School
for teachtrs and superintendents of
achools, will be held this year at Ashe
ville from Jilly 2H to August 9.
Colonel A. C. Davis, superintendent
of Davis military school nt La Grange, is
in corres|M>nden.'>e with citizons of Salis
tmry, with regard to moving his school,
about two months ago in consequence of
tim prevalence of meningetia, Ho states j
that he wi ' remove to Salisbury if suffic
ient inducement is offered.
Ex Governor Bussell Alger, the wealthy
Michigander, is negotiating for the pur
chase of large ti acts ol thnlxr land in
Western North Cai 'ina. His agents
have been inspecting eODIO large tracts
of timber land in Burke and Mitchell
Tho Baptists are to dedicate a new
church budding in Shelby on the 22d of
ns at m tm o* i? i
.? **- .. %t WM m \s .
The Asheville tobncco market is com
ing to tho front in n decidedly agree
able manner. During tho month of
March thc sales amounted to 385,490
pounds, and it brought $57,028.18. Since
September3,098,880 pounds have found
their way to tho dilTcrent warehouses
nnd brought $559,105.09. Over a half
million of dollars for the cop in six
months is the record Asheville has made
na a tobacco market.
Ground has been broken for a mam
raoth canning factory at Washington, N.
C.,by J. 8. Farrow & Co., of Baltimore,
Md. Large buildings will be constructed,
and thc plant will work six hundred
hands and consume live thousand bushels
of oysters per day. They will also be
gin canning vegetables and fruit later in
Thc Greenville Board of Trade has
passed a series of resolutions against the
1 the proposed national legislation against
cotton seed oil.
Murrell and Carpenter, thc murderers
of Preston Younts, who escaped from
the Edgefield, 8. C., jail last December,
just a few days before thc day appointed
for their execution, have both been cap
Gen. M. L. Bonham, Jr., has received
a letter from the chairman of thc general
arrangements committee inviting him to
attend the memorial exercises of the
Confederate Survivors' Association, of
Fulton County, Georgia, to be held in
Atlanta April 20th.
An invitation has come to thc Adju
tsnt General's office asking all the State
militia to attend the unveiling of the
equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee,
on May 29th.
Quite a brilliant social event among
tho colored aristocracy, of Bot nf ort,
transpired Wednesday evening, tho mar
riage of Gen. Ito bert Small?, collector of
the port, to Miss Anni- Wigg, late of
Savannah, Ot.., both colarcd.
A Y. M. C. A. Convention was held
in Ornngcburg last week. Delegate?
were there from all parts of thc State.
There was tiled in the Secretary ol
State's othee a conveyance to tho SUste
by Bichard W. Simpeon, executor ol
Thoma? G. Clemson, of the Calhoun
homestead at Fort Hill, and the other
property devised by Mr. Clemson for the
founding and maintenance of thc Clem
ton Agricultural College. The consid
eration named is five dollars. Iho con
voyance is made to the State "in trust
for the purpose of founding upon thc
(aid Fort Hill plantation, an agricultura
college in accordance with thc views,
limitations and conditions set foith, con
fained and expressed in last will and tes
tament and codicil of said Thomas G
Clemson, and of holding tho balance 0
said property SS an endowment of sait
institution under the terms und condi
tiona in said last w ill nnd testoment an?
codicil." The conveyance is dated Mani
?J, 1890, nnd is signed by Richard W
Simpson, executor of Thos. G. Clemson
and witnessed by M?UH M. Hunter an?
Paul H. D, Sloan, Jr.
A $25,000 stock company has bee
organized to erect a fertilizer factory ii
A n-cent census of the State Uni vet 8?
ty ol Georgia reveals thc fact that ncarl
71 per cent.of the st mien ts ure poor men'
The Cuban experiences of thc Georgi
editors make racy reading. Oncean se
the gay troubadour, hear tho sound o
tho mandolin and catch the line Huvo
of Havana cigars as he rends.
Tlie Savannah Athletic Club has of
fered a purse of $500 for a knock ou
contest with gloves between James Con
ners, of Buffalo, ami James Haley, o
New York city, two prominent bgh
weight lighters. Both men have accept
ed and they will meet in Savannah, oi
May I, during Merchants' Week.
Hiram Darnell, of Jasper, has just hal
a bullet cut out of hi? back widen ha.
liecn there twenty fix years. It firs
went through his hand, then struck hi
on the cheek, tutting thc (lesli HIM
coursing its way to the back of the neck
then clown the backbone to a point near
ly even with thc lower patt i f thc shoul
de! blade, where it lodged.
Governor Gordon Thursday signed i
warrent for $476,595.00, which is th
ln.rgest sum for which a warraut ha
been issued in many years. The war
rent waa to re-itnbursc the state treas
urer for thc money he lins paid out t
the state school <ommissioncrs for th
benefit of the public school teachers. Th
tax collectors are authorized to pay th
drafts of tie sc hoed commissioners ou
of thc Hist public money they coll?ct
The drafts are then handed into th
treasury ns so much cash.
The new city directory of Havanna
puts the population at 57,000, of ?hr
31,091 are whites and 25,317 colored
This census shows a gain over last year
population of only 1,655.
The Inter-State drill, under (he nuspi
ces of the Sub-Tropical Exposition, opet
ed Tuesday at Jacksonville, Fla. The i ni
contest was for a medal for the bcsl-indivic
nal drill in the school of thc soldier. Thei
were twenty-six entries from six differer
companies. Arthur W. Pye, of Gaines
ville, a seminary cadet, carried off tl:
The Columbia Phosphate Compan
has been organized with a capital sloe
of $1,000,000 to develop 10,000 acres c
phosphate lauds in Lako City, Fla.
It is reported that nn J'.nglish syndi
cate representing $5,000,000 capital lui
been prospecting in Tampa, Fla , wit
a view to locating a fertilizer factory.
THE HISTORICAL OHABLE?TON f. O
Some Interest5ng Facta About a Colo
nial Struo'-uro.-Oldest Post Offioe
in the Union.
JJ"OnABLB8TOK, 8. C., April 15.-Thc
JVWH and Courier says : The efTort now
being made by the Chamber of Commerce
to preserve the old Colonial Post?nico
at tho intersection of Broad and East
Bay streets is h nrtily endorsed by every
body in Charleston. From the present
outlook it docs not seem probable that
many of the present generation of
Chnrlestonians will live to see thc new
Postolncc which Uncle 8am promised
as, but it is entirely probable that the
old Postoffice, which is growing too
small for tho postal business of Charles
ton, will have to be bi; evacuated in the
near future. The Chamber of Commerce
havo made an application to the Govern
ment to lease thc building with a view
of preserving it.
'I he Charleston Postoffice ia one of the
oldest in thc Union, having ticen estab
lished in 1740, during the reign of
George thc Thud, and while '.ho Hon.
Wm. Bull was Provisional Governor of
It was known in former years as thc |
Exchange or Provost. The first post
master, Eleoxer Phillip?, wa? appointed
by George the Third in 1710, nnd was
succeded a few years later by George
Ronnel. The building was located on
what was then known a? Trott's wharf.
The present Postoffice was l>egun in 1707 1
under a lengthy contract between Peter j
and John Adam Horlbock, mason, on
tho one part, and ''the Honorable Peter |
Manigault, Esq., Ben j am in Smith, James
Parsons, Thomas Lynch, Benjamin Darr.
Miles Brewton, John Rutledge, Charit s
Pinckney and Henry Laurens, Faqs..
commissioners in behalf of the public of
Col. Isaac'Haync waa incarcerated in
tho basement of the present Postoffice in
! 1781, guarded by a military detachment j
of British. He remained there till the i
day'.of hia execution, August 4, of the same
year. He walked to the place of execu
tion by his own icqiust, in preference
to riding in a cart as was the custom,
surrounded by J ti it edi and Ibadan
troops. The execution took place at
Radcliffe's Garden, the? situated above
the old fortitlcation lines," "nor.* known
as Radcliffe street, at a point between
Jasper's omi rt and Coming street.
Ihre, too, Gen. Moultrie walled up
some 100,000 pounds of gunpowder, in
order to keep it frt.m tho Ur'tish, when
the town oas alnoit to fall into their
hands in the third attempt which they
matle for its capture, and here it remain
ed safe fiotn discovery during tlie three
years that they had possession.
For seventy-four years Charleston had
but two postmaster*:-Thomas Wright
BtiCOt and Alfred Huger.
In May, 1807, Mr. Stanley G. Trott
was appointed by President Johnson as
jMistmaster of Charleston.
On May 1, 1 H7:?, Postmaster Trott
was removed, and B. A. Boiemon, col
ored, of Troy, N. Y., was appointed in
his platte by President (?rant. Ile re
mained in his office until February 28,
1881, the date of his death. Mr. J. C.
Beckman was appointed by the the de
partment as acting postmaster, which
position he tilled creditably until tlio
appointment cf Gen. \Y. N\ Taft by
President Garfield on May l l, 1H81. He
remained iu office until the expiration
of his term, on May 24, lHS."), when Mr.
B, F. Huger, a Chsrlestonian, wa? ap
pointed liy President Cleveland, and io
t tined the office until his death on
March 20, 18*7.
Mr. A. II. Mowry, born in Charleston,
8. C., July 2, 1847, was appointed post
master on March 81, 1887. by President
Cleveland, and qualitlcd on April 10,
1887. He still holds the office.
To preserve this monumental pile it is
suggested that the city lease it for ninety
nine years, at the end of which time the
lease might be renewed, and wi on in
A MILLION CATTLE L03T,
Ar.d Mora Than That Numborof Shoqi
This Year, is the Report of Agri
WASHINGTON, I). C.--The condition
of Winttr wheat on the first of April, as
reported by the Statistician of the de
partment of agriculture, averages 81 for
the entire breadth. The gentral|avtrage
for rye is 92.8. Seeding was lalo in the
Statis ol the central valleys liecause of
drought, and the soil was therefore not
in the liest condition ; but in the mihi wm
tet continued growth until the plants
were too luxuriant to withstand the usu
al vicissitudes of March.
In the South the soil was generally in
better condition, and the early sown dc -
velopcd r.vpully and in December nnd
January, suffered moro or loss from at
tacks of th? Hessian fly.
In March frosts were general, discol
oring the plant down to the ground, but
not injuring the roots except in wet
places. The average of condition of
the principal States are as follows: New
York 88; Pennsylvania 09; Ohio 87;
Michigan 67; Indiana 7."i ; Illinois 75;
Missouri 8!1; Kansas; 87; California 71.
Tho report of tho condition of firm
animals make the averages as follows:
Horses 07.4; cattle 04.1; ubeop 03.7;
swine 05.5. Tho percentage of losses
of farm animals by disease, winter ex
posure, or otherwise as o*>timated, avor
age 1.61 for h >rses; 'A 64 for cattle; 7.8
for sheep: and 7.6 for swine. Tho re
ports indicate tho loss by exp* sure
throughout the country of more than a
million cattle and still larger losses of
S?M'L J. RANDALL'
THE FAMOUS DEMO ORATIO STATES
MAN BREATHES HIS LAST.
A Sad aod Pathetio Soene at the Daath
SAMUKI. JACKSON RANDA!.I..
Samuel Jackson Randall i- dead. The
great Democratic leader and statesman died
at 5:04 o'clock in tho morning at his home in
Washington City. The cud cam? peacefully
while tho distinguished sufTorer was sur
rounded hy his wifo and children, Postmas
ter-General Wanamaker and his modical at
Mr. Randall was a victim of cancer of thc
bowels. Tho malady seized him nearly two
years ago, and his sufferings havo boon in
tense. On many occasions his death was
thought to have boen a question of hours, hut
his splendid physique enabled hint to ward
ofT tne inevitable.
The story of the sick-room and tho death
bed scene ?s a poouliarly pathetio ono. Thero
was not a moment in tho tait throo days,
liefore his death, when it was not (x>
lioved that Mr. Randall was at
tho point of death. All of tho last night
tho patient was attacked frequently hy
sinking spells. Fits of hiccoughing followed.
Though unconscious a greater part of the
timo nu was able to whistler his wants. Plum
proscrvoa appeared to relieve him. Justafter
1 o'clock A. M. ho was seized with a violent
j choking spasm. Postmaster-General Wana
[ maker sat at tho bedside at the time, and Dr.
Mallen J.'auionod to his aid. Tho physician
removed a targXJ piece of phlegm from tho
throat wit' his fingers, ?/?er which the pa
tient breathed more freely. Fr?n? Hiat hour
on Mr. Randall's strength gradually f?L'ed.
Mrs. Itandall, her two sisters; Mrs. Hyin ?
and Mrs. Swann, tho ex-Speaker's brother,
Robert Randall, his daughters, Mrs. Lan
caster and Miss Susie llandall, his son,
Samuel J. Randall, Jr., and his son-in-law,
C. C. lancaster, and tho Postmaster-General
gathered about tho deathbed just beforo 5
o'cliH-k A. M. Thopatientconvulsivoly seised
Mr. Wanamaker's band and pressed it with
all the st length he, possessed. Mrs. Randall
completely overcome, knelt at the bedside and
Bobbed as if her heal I would break. Sud
denly Mr. Randall gns|Msi. His devoted wife
looked Up. The dying husband and father
for tho last time recognised her, whirperlng
the single word, "Mother," aud BS he uttered
the word his spirit hud tics). Mrs. Randall
fell hack into the nrms of tho Postmaster
General and hail to he carried from the
Ar. soon as tho sad nows reached the
Capitol tho Stars and Stripe* woro plncsd nt
half mast on the roof of the House.
Karly in tho morning tho President and
Mrs. Harrison drovo to tito Randall residence.
Both did what thoy could to comfort the
nflliclod family. \ ice-President and Mrs.
Morton. Secretary and Mrs. Blaine, Socro
! tory Tracy and other members of tin
Cabinet, ns well as Senators and Representa
tives, Hocked to tho house, hut few were ad
mitted, and those who were not simply loft
mossagos of sympathy.
Mr. Itandall canto to Washington early in
last November a sick man, but with hopes of
improvemont. He ex|>ected to boahloto tal .
his Heat in the House when Congress mot in
Dtcembor; but whon (Congress convened be
was unable to leave his home. Sub-.'.-quent ly
tho oath of ollie. - as a Representative was au
ministered at his rosilcnco by Speak? r Reed,
and Mr. Randall was made a member of th?
( 'm H 1.1 itt?-i . on Rules and Appropri?t ions, the
two important.itu.-. - ho had served on
for so many years.
Mr. Randall joined tho Presbyterian
Church about t wo months ugo. Mr. Wana
maker spoke to him on this subject, and Mr.
Randall replied that ho had been thinking
of this matter for some time and would Ilk?
to become a member of tho Church Ar
rangements were made by which ho entered
I tho Metroiiolitau Presbyterian Church, on
Capitol Hill, Dr. Chester, pastor.
Tho nows of the ox-Speaker's death spread
rapidly ni. mt Washington, though it wai
Sunday morning, and general grief and syni- .
pathy were ex pi... d both in nnd out of po
litical circles. Tho Sergeant-at-Anns of tin
House nt once took ehargo of tho lindy and
of the funoral arrangements.
Sketch of Mr. Randall's Career
Samuel Jackson Randall wa? hun m
Philadelphia on October IO, lt??. Ho came
into public lifo at a very early age as a
Democrat, and ha? never one., boen retired
even temporarily. Ho served four year*
in tho Common Council of his native city,
and one torin-PMH-M)-tn the Ponnsvl
vunia legislature as a Stat?? Senator. Mr.
Randall was Hist elected to Congress in 1869,
Ho nun.meed his Cougreasional life in
December. 1H63. in the "Thirty-eighth Con
gross (in which tho Hon. James G. Blaine
served his first term), only two years after
his old friend, but political opponent of nm
ty years' sUading.tho late William D. Kelley,
had commenced a career in Congress that
lasted nearly thirty years. Mr. Randall was
returned at every succeeding election, and at
the time of his death had served twenty-six
years In Congress, or through thirteen Con
gresses. He wan elected for a fourteenth
term, tatt though ho took the oath and quali
fied as a member, he was not able, because
of failing health, to take his .eat in tho pres
Mr. Randall was a candidate foi Speaker
of the Forty -fourth Congress in IH7.V but way
defeated by the Hon. Michael C. Kerr, by
whom ho was appointed Chairman of the
Committee on Appropriations. At the
second session of the same <Congress, Mr.
Randall was choson for Speaker-Mr. Ker:
having diod during the recees. Mr. Randall
was rc elected Spsnker in the Forty-fifth
Congress by the Democrat? in 1877.
By reason of long service and close atten
tion to his duties, Mr. Randall hecatno tho
most expert parliamentarian on the Demo
eratic side of the House. In familiarity with
the rules and all branches of parliamentary
law, he, pcrhnjis, ha i uo superior In either
party, and as far back os 1875, when tho
groat contest over tho Forco hill took place
at tho closo of tho Forty-third Congress. Mr.
llandall was, hy common consent, assigned
tho leadership of tho Democratic minority.
Perhaps the domestic side of Mr. Randall's
life wa? tho most attractive. Whtlo yot
young ho married a daughter of General
A ?iron Ward, of Sing Sing, N. Y., ft mom
her of Congross at intervals from 1827 io
1843. Sho was, in every sonso of the word, a
model wife. No man over had a moro faith
ful or devoted helpmeet.
Fow mon woro more successful than ho in
carrying a dohato through to a satisfactory
conclusion, hut his strength lay moro In tho
dogged iHsrsovernnco with which ho piled up
indisputable facts and statistics than in any
charm of mauncr or graco of oratory.
Though so many years In the public ser
vice he was ono of tho |>oorcsb men in Con
gress. His worldly possessions consisted of a
very plain rositlenco on C stroet, near First
.?licet. Capitol Hill, Washington.
Mr. Ihuidall entered tho Civil War as a
private and roso to tho rank of Sorsoant.
The Religion.1] Issue.
ClIICAOO, 111.-The Tribttnr prints
tho following : Bishop Vincent, of
buffalo, N. Y., who is at tho Palme?
House, considers the Bennett law issue in
Wisconsin thc most important ovent in
tho year. "Before long," said the Bishop,
"thc Catholics und Got man Lutherans
will condemn the compulsory education
law m Illinois and other States. 1 have
watched thc progress of this issue in
Wisconsin over since Mr. Bennett framed
the law, which now has become famous,
ami I believe the issue of compulsory ed
ucation will supersede nt the next Presi
dential election all tarif! and other polit
ical interests. The great tpicbtion as to
whether Americans or Human Catholics
shall control this couutry ha? reached a
point where sn open tight is inevitable.
While the Americans Eave been sleep
in</, thc Roman Catholics have bton la -
boring with untiring energy and their
efforts have not Ix en futile. They arc
building up a power in this country which
threatens t<j prove disastrous to the
United States. Not only do most of thc
Homan Catholics put their children in
parochial >chools, hut they place Catho
lic teachers in thc public (schools to ex
ercise an influence ov?>r thc childmi of
Their Big Southern Tour.
WASHINGTON, D. C.-The proposed
Southern tour of the members of Inter
national American Conference will bc
gin on April 18th; on whit h date they
will leave Washington to bc absent until
May 10th. Thc following is the itintr
arv of thc trip : LoaVO Washington, v"
-vJVnnsyl vania railroad,Friday, April ld'
ut Ti fi. ?' .; spend Sunday ut Old Fo
CotifoitT.^-. Saturday, April 10th; lei,
Richmond, Monday, April 21*
Charleston, S. C.>^a*?lBJ? April 2'in.
AUgUtta, (ia.. Wodiu-wfcv'^/tfrKjl
Clinton, On., Thursday, April :>4th;
Macon, Qa., Friday April 25th;
Brunswick, Ga., Saturday, April ??.Gth.
The party willtravel by Steamer between
Brunswick ami Fernandina. In Florida
they will give a day each to Fernandina,
Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tampa;
.Mobile, Ala , Wednesday, April 80th;
New Orleans, La., Thuisday, May lat,
anti Friday, May 2nd ; Birmingham, Ala..
Saturday,May Uni; Chattanooga, TYnn.,
Bundey, May 4th and Monday, May 5th,
Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, May Otb;
Roanoke, Va., Wednesday, May 7th;
Natural bridge, Va., Friday, May Otb,
for twt) hours; Loray, Va., Saturday,
May 10th; leaving at ten a. m. same day.
and ai riving at Washington at 1 p. ni.
Nothing has grown faster in Guilford
county than the fruit canning industry,
and few things arc succeeding better,
'..otwitbstauding the fact that the propel*
eton of the various cannerit s near G reen* .
boro begAn wilh little or no experience in
We hear the products of these facto
ries praised hy all who use them. The
fruits are said to bc of richer and better
flavor than the goods shipped bete from
Dr. Foust, who operates a cannery in
\1 amanee county, declares that there is
every reason that oar fruit thiuld bo su
perior to that put up in many placos.
Prominent am uigst these reasons, he
says, is the fact that the quality ol nie
soil for growing fruit and the climatic
influences after it is canned are greatly
in our favor.
Fruit anti vegetable canning will bo
carried on more extensively in tins coun
ty this year than ever unless the cropa
axe a failure. - tVrrwwtWo Hort h State.
Concluded to Bary the Hatchet,
LOUISVIM.*, Kv., April 15. -Thc
Spurlocks, Days niul others, representing
Doth the Howard and Turner factions,
have held a pow wow, both sides having
agreed tojsuspcnd hostilitie? and forevov
bury the hatchet. It wa? also agreed
that should any more bushwhacking
take place both sities would turn out
and bunt the assassin down.
Arkansas City Under Water.
AUK ANSAS Ci r v, Ana., April 13.-Thia
bi the center of the worst flood of the
Mbtslsflippi river, between Memphis and
Vicksburg. The town ia completely un
der water and about half of the popula
tion have deserted it.
A special from Decatur, Ala., sn
all the United Slates Rolling Stock Co
pnny's shops, except the wood'deps
ment, are on fire, having caught on f
about 7 o'clock Friday evening. The lo
constitutes more than half the nropcrt
belonging to thc company at this place'.
Two hundred men will be thrown out o?
employment, besides thc loss of more
than $100,000 to the company.