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1 K. GRANTHAM, Editor
\ 1.1 J ANT K KKADIXK.
.ut Butler'a Annual Message
North Carolina State Alliance
:n Session at Greensboro.
V F'irtie iS'ufr Alli i nee :
m) v - One year .ago you placed
,i iin my han«l . You placed
♦!)• ft >nt of the N. C division .f
(i nit.ioud army of reformers
i ii ' ition ol treuiejiious rc-pon-
Hid f tru t J felt in a larijci dc
• cavity of tb" situation. It wi'i
a li« ii the organization was eutei
mo-t critical period of its exis
. •! timf when we and our principle?
-uhj'-f t I to th': supremest
• .-t Tii' yeai has been a stormy
a Kverv day, Sundays , \ lu !■•!. th«
• . »h • 11• • 111 v has been poured ti|>ot
mcr il- -- force and in an un
i i . tiiiif r. The money power
,-• >• unturned to crush the
. n,. HI d iwn the Cry of the weak
i the d'-ni ind of freeman fo»
■ ■ rn»- t aglin Let us see
1. •• i !■ )inpli-lied . \vhat the
■ i- ,f the orga >i?.ation is, and
duty in th* future. Every
• in ,nt h i- it- various -'agvs of
i A develo.un tit. Mmy of
/\v lit- -o >:i' i- ni later reach
di-iut eg rit ion and de a\
n the c i-e when ihe cau e »
:lit ov lo ii oi temporal y oi
>S .jile f tiled to tin i the ti ik
i pal wrong, and thcrefon
1 »'ply ' 1 ,u ' ' l l'i''' 1 - Ihe
Ih> pvt - lit 111o ve1111 u 1 : is deep
i wide spread. It is one- tha'
• I iee affects alike i»verv lahoret
■ ii |»iodu ei ol I lie w hole country
"I those suffering fiooi tin
•ii Ifects of some great iutlueiHi
i 'ii'"ii to organi/'- to study the
i 111 >u. They formed thciijst lvis into
t vil il ui'-e i .>:n■ ii: tec 1o search for
. i i-' . a i tuse that made them poort i
u h worked hardei «ai*.t|i-d more
ii a( a use th i' Ii i- in id" poor the
; i • whose 1 ihoi his riiifclh'ii eoun
ti \i ;' !i. Since this ela-s of men and
■in - cond tiou xi-ted in vi r / |U tr ci
' f tiie countiy, the organization soon
-i i' id over the whole .nnti y. Fo'
v • .ii- tho cause or lather tin causi s have
• n simultaneously searched lor and
Midied from Maine to California ain'
ft in tin lakes to the gulf.- The cause
i pait of the cau-cs wen found. Tin
whole organization agreed on them Th
ftihli' generally agreed that the evil
■ 111-' - existed We theil app. ded to
the law maker- of tin c ountry lor a rein
edv. Great svmpathv was e\pie>ed
for.om condition, but no it mcdy \\a
offered. The organization then I >;mul
ated ils own remedies for each cause and
appea'td to the law makers to give n
thc-e remedies They found fault with
in remedies We then demanded that
th- \ -h'- iid give- tho-r demanded ol
g better. That was laii. Foi
I tie wYoiigs \i-1. if unjust and op pro
sive laws are ou the statute bo ks, it i
the duty of our law makers to give u
ieln I. to give us OIIJ- lemedv or a better
ue. Ip to date tin- demands of the
people have been ignored, while evei v
ictpist of the monopoly c uporatious and
tie mini ) power ii is been promptly
agretd to. We have just realized that
the organization cjiu'e too late foi justice
to he gotten by petition. * r * *
1 UK li Vl.Kltill I >N KEREN t'E.
On April 17th 1 t ailed a Conference \
the Alliance of the State t hruiigh on
ic present a' ive-from each county. 1 d'd
it in tie in'i it sts of our principles ami
the cause of r* form. While at times dur
iug the year many ol u- (though a unit
in thought) h i\o dill, red in judgements
as to method-, yet today tin organization
is-practically i unit in action as well af
thought. Il> ii've that the guidance of
a diviin liaml ha- turned what at time.-'
seemed t.idit inistakis. into blessings.
Otu seeming itrorsh t\e proved to be the
esscnca o! foi lc what methods
could wt have liavf been stronger than
w are todav Theiefoie h t us at all
times have th it chaii' v of opinion for
each brother, for we ma\ honestly iilTer,
that we li'ivi a right to expect fmm cai li
other biotln i.
Nt: \ i it of ( 01. t'Ot.K.
During the ye n the organization. Na
tional as well a> Stati . has ulTei' 1 an ir
repai able do--, and each niembei ha- tel t
a vi i hi u i\ i mi lit b\ tln untiim lv de ath
of our gn at and beloved leader. Col. \.
L Polk We have never known a purer
man. nor ha-anv organization evei been
blessed with a more ardent, devoted and
loyal leader, yet his charity toward tho- -
who differed with him in opin on, and
his spirP of failings toward those who
opposed him was almost supeihuman
His en a f woik and hi- niae.nitii. Nt i\ -
ample liv> s aftei him and i- tod i\ an
inspiration to evt i v utoinn : to I.avc the
courage of his Co vi ti. n- and tocan\
on the woik for' Imiiiantty -. rt tiidly
and heroically b»?gun Let u- tunld a
fitting in 'nun 1 nt to hi- mem iv, but his
grea'est inonuiiun! will be the pi in ho
holds in tin In irts ol hi- pcopl- Let
hi- fast word- t i be the motto « f the
hour, "Do \' ui 41111 \
Dr. Talmago As a Lion.
Hikmjnoif am. Eno. Dr. Talmagi Suir
day addri d he laigest i.sscinbly evi.i
g ltheied in liiunim,ham. The tow n
hdl was trammed with an audience of
h.Ooo pei.-i'Uo. and cut -ide there hovei'i d
o,rt more people, whom Dr. Talniag
addus-ed fioin hi- lauiu" alter the sei
v(cs in th; h d!.
On hi- iv b.iek to tii liotel Dr. Til
nunje was it loinud that P'.o 0 person
wtie still w utine mi the other siiie f
the town ha.; tohear him. lie inunedi
"tdy turned and bi ietly addressed them
h:hl the immen c rowVt. estimated a;
20.000, sang ' Pi.i -e »od. from whom
nil "ole-sing- How " The main doors t
ti ho el Ind to be b Ited against th
f- it. i - crowd, which ran ahead of th
d ' "-i\ carriage.
Ran Away With His Mother m-Law.
Sallm Va. A citizen of this place
b is been pla id in a (utiou- predicament
by the ac'ioii of hi- -on in law. The
hittei. who ii\' - wit'i hi- father-in law
and woik- it tin mines of the Salem
Furnatice Company, iitun.ed home a few
nights ago and eloped v ith hi- mother
in law. The father-in-law haS ins ituted
a suit for divorce on the ground ol de
THE CENTRAL TIMES.
THREE STATES' BRIEFS.
Telegraphic Dispatches From Many
Points of Interest.
The Fields of Virgina, North and
South Carolina Carefully
Gleaned For News.
There are about 1,000 miners cut on a
strike at Pocahontas at present.
The national archery tournament began
at Old Point Comfort Thursday, an
nearly all the clubs in the United State
have representatives present.
Col. John M. Btockenbrough died at
his residence in Richmond. He was 62
years of age and a native of Richmond
county. He commanded the 40th Vir
ginia regimeut in the war up to Gettys
Mrs Ye, wife of the Corean secretary,
has not been well for some months past,
and will leave Washington September sth
for a visit to her home in Corea, to which
countiy she will be accompanied by Miss
Davis, of Abingdon, Va., who will go as
a missionary. 1 hey will sail September
17th from San Fianeisco.
A fa'al and singular accident occurred
on board the train a'ter it left Quantico
foi Frederi ksburg Saturday evening, by
which a colored woman had her neck
broken She was on her way fr> m Wash
ington to her home, near lirooke station.
After the train left Quantico she at
tempted to pass through the ear, when
by a sudden , bin h of the train she was
tin own viol ntly against the back of one
the R' fit and her neck broken.
The residence of Sheriff R. I). Ross
at Ashcboro was burned Tuesday. .
The.Rowan County Fair will be held
in Salisbuiy October 4-7.
Guy Maxwell, aged 23, was drowned
in Lake Forsyth at Charlotte, Friday.
A you-"g lady, Miss Kate. Patter, was
killed bv lightning at Farmer's Turnout,
The aggregate valuation of the prop
ci ty in Forsyth county, as shown by the
taxlisters, is $7,579,31 H. The property
held by the white c itizens is rated at
f7.450.003, and the colored people at
Dr. Kemp P. Battle, of the State Un
iversity, has accepted 'an invitation to
deliver the historical address at Raleigh's
centennial celebration ou October 19th.
Us subject as assigned by the committee
will bj "The Fiist Hundred Years of
The convention of oyster growers was
held at Ocracoke last week. Resolutions
were adopted and ordered to be present
id to the legislature next winter that
the oysterinan were opposed to scrapiog
( r dredging of auy kind on oyster
Two Second Adventist l , a man and his
wife, have beea conducting a meeting at
Christian chaple, in Lenoir county, for
about three months past. Their church
now has a membership of about 140. The
meetings are very sensational, the people
falling on the floor in trances, etc. Three
\oung men of that section have been or
dained ministers of this church.
( harleston has prarantined ag-iiust the
Lieut. Commander Win. W. Rhodes
has been ordered to duty at the naval sta
ti n at Port Royal, *S (
The acreage of se.i island cotton in the
Slate i- 12 to 15 per cent, lesscthan last
A little boy named John Meld >w was
drowned in Colonial Lake at Charleston,
Fairfield county fair will be held at
Winn-bo o 'ctober 27-28 The Rich
land fail will open at Columbia on Nov.
The Geo getown Rice Mill has recently
put eleven Engleburg rice hullers i > its
mill at a cost of *4 ,000. The acreage in
rice is increasing.
A coroner's jury at Nashville. Tenn ,
investigated the killing of .J 11. Taylor,
a horse thief, and returned a verdict that
Sheriff Hill was justified in killing the
A man at Macon, Ga., has a flO note
of the State of North Carolina, piinted
in 17>8 While he is rather proud of his
treasuieas a curiosity he cannot h'dp cal
dilating the compound interest he has
lost by the money lying there unemployed.
Mrs. Tom Woolfolk Remarried.
Macon, Ga.— Georgia Byrd
Woolfolk. the widow of Tom Woolfolk,
was married to George Lamb, superin
tendent of a barrel factory here. Wool
folk's crime is we'l known. }• ive years
ago he killed nine membtrs of his own
family in order to gain possession of the"
family estate. For three years he was
in prison awaiting the final disposition
of his case by the couits. During that
time his wife kept up the appearance of
c nstani v. but dressed flashily and be
haved in a questionable manner. Geor
| gie Byrd"s marriage to Tom Woolfolk
! was a runaway affair, and the ceremony
' was performed on a moving train while
j it was passing through the principal
J c meteiy of th" city of Macon She has
I frequently as ribed her ill luck to the
j fact that she was married in a grave
•7ei. Prince Commits Suicide.
London cablegram It is now del
iuitelv kneHvri that the American gen
•It nun who committed suicide oa Fiida;
.1 Mulev's Hot-1 wa - Piigadicr-Gc-neia.
1 lenty Prince, aged *2, a retired ofticti
of the A met lean at my. Gen. Prince
left a letter addressed to "All my
fiicnds, ' in which he s iid that death wa
a relief which physicians ought to bring
' abort when a man'- liie becomes wa-'ed
by nature. At ihe iuquest a verdict of
'•temporary ■_ iusanity'' was deliveied
(un had shot himself with a
revolver and w a.' found dead. He is
supposed to have become despondent ou
account of eld age and lameness.
The Strike Ended.
Buffalo, N. Y. —The switchmen's
stiike is officially declared off. Effective
Render Unto Caesar the Tilings that are Caesar's, Unto God, God's.
DUNN, HARNETT CO., N. C.. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1802.
JUMPING FOR LIFE.
The Big Hotel at White Sulphur
Ashevii.le. N. C -The Belinout
Hotel, at White Sulphur SfringSp- five
miles from the city, w as destroyed at mid
night by a fiie which broke out iu the
laundry and spread with great rapidity.
There weie nearly 200 guest 3in tin
house a f . the time, many of them jumped
from the windows. Mis. Dr. Von Ruck,
of Asheville, was badly injuied, and
died Thursday morning. Charles Green,
of New Orleans, hud a leg dislocated.
Clerk Henderson also had a le * dislocat
ed, aud a colored nurse r. leg broken. A
few others were slightly bruised, but none
seriously hurt. A 1 the guests lost theii
baggage and some of them other person
al belongings. A good many diamouds
and a good deil of money were lost in
the fire, numbers of those in.the building
escaping only in their night clothes. The
guests made their way, as best tney could,
to Asheville, where they were made com
The hotel property was owned by a
corporation aud leased to Di. Von. Ruck
The building was erected at a cost of
$65,000 and there was insurance of f'22,-
500 on it.
It Was A Mean Trick.
That was a mean trick played on a
Southern strangei in a Vine street saloon
the other evening,says a writer in the Cin
cinnati Times Star. The -aid stranger float
ed in and opening the apetture in the face
of the knot on which he carried his hat
and perfumed locks, ordered a glass of
ale. His dudish appearance and air of
ineffable wisdom .attracted the attention
of a well known ward politician, who,
slipping a chunk of ice from the lemon
ade he was sipping, hastily deposited a
bright silver dollar on it. Keeping the
dollar on ice out of sight he engaged ia
conversation with the Southern .gentle
man and finally led the talk to the coin
age of silver. "And do you know,
said the W. P., ' that the dollars coined
in the North are colder than those struck
off at New Orleausr'' "No. v replied the
S. G. "Well, it's a fact. Look there,"
and the cold and carefully dried dollar
was placed in the Southerner's sweaty
palm, where it felt like a chunk of ice.
A look of wondei passed over his face,
and all he 'ould say was: "By luekers,
ain't that strange?'' Then commenced a
dicker, which resulted in a brand new
$2 bill being given for the cold dollar,
and the Southern Gentleman departed
happy as a boy at the circus. Laughter
and loud "filled the saloon as soon a>
hte lock lets vanished, and "Well, boys,
exclaimed the politician; "I'll have to
set 'em up on that.*' Ninety-five cents
worth of beer went by the board and the
$2 bill was passed to the bartender, who
was about to baud back the change,
when he seemed struck with a funny
idea. "It's counterfeit,"' he giggled as
he passed it back. Then followed more
laughter, bu4 in- a more subdued tone
than at first, and when the gang went
out. to look for the long-haired Southern
gentleman he could not be found anv-
Former Enemies Meet.
[From the St. Louis Globe Democ at.]
Nevada, Mo The four days' 1 encanip
ment of the Yetnon county ex l uion
soldiers closed at Fairhaveu Spring'.
An affectiug incident occurred in the
aftornoon. A big showman who had Irs
show at Sehell City drove out with his
circus band and asked permission to
come into the grounds. It was accorded
him, and, after favoring us with some
music, lie took the speakers s and and
made u fine speech. He said he was an
ex Union spy, and among other incidents
of his perilous career as such told about
having been cptureci by the enemy eight
miles below Richnond. He was hanged
by them, but fortunately, a Confederate
Major came up and ordered him to be
cut down. He s'iil beats the scars of the
wounds made bv the rope, and exhibited
them to the crowd. He stated that
the Con fed i ate Major, wlr se name was
Crittenden, was accompanied by a private
wh > cut the rope a' the Major's orders,
aud this private took barge of him and
hid him in a swamp, where he lived on
frogs till he got back into the l uion lines.
lie had tu> sooner made the statement
then I'tic'e Dick Robinson sprang upon
the stand and seized the speaker's hands.
It transpired that I ncle Dick was the
mm who cut the rope, and the way those
two men fell upon each other's necks and
e ii braced brought tears to every eye that
witnessed the scene. ,
Clever Ru3e of a Cashier.
Coai. Ckeek, Ai.a. A bold attempt
to rob tlie cashier of Coal Creek 'M'niug
Company w.s made, and one of the 10b
bets was killed.
For a month pa-t the company has
- been expecting such an effort, and Cash
ier Mo'inb astle was p cpared tor it.
Sam Clang, Bill Jones and Fted Stonies
were the men who made the attack.
It was he p.v day u the company.
Mr. MouuUastle had been told the at
tempt would be made it) tob him, and he
had a bouu c package -ent instciu of the
i money expected by » xpass. lh's pack-
I age was labeled $4,00 '. S.oon after the
| train left, and when the cashiei was sup
\ p..sed to be fixing hi- pay ;> 1. the three
I ruslie I in on him. ,ut a ( i tol at his
. head and ordi red him to opeu the safe.
At thi . i flii crs who were secteted in
j the strong rn m closed in ou the robbers,
j ordering them to throw up their hands,
I but til" robber- opened tire. Cla"g We?
j ki led. but the o h i - t-capid.
Was Afraid HE'D Be Elected.
I Jackson. Mi»s The Rev. J. H
Gambrell, the Bapt -t minister who wh
some w"» i k--inee r.ominat«d for L
| in tlii= distiict by tin Pe >ph - party. lu ;
j withdtawn lie gives the .-trang' sea- mi
j that he think- he w ill l>e 'ected if he re
' mains a eaudidate lit says It' cannot
afford to give up hischu'ch and go to
i Congii ts. and that his fonner n lidacy
was tor the pur pose of assisting in the
reform moveuie t. His reason is the
theme of mueh diverse ciiticisiu.
First Frost in New Hampshire.
Concord, N II Aug 22 —The first
fro-t of the season piev.i led in this vi
cinity this morning
THE PKEAD CHOLERA.
U. S. Government Precautions to
Prevent its Coming Here.
People Dying By the Thousands in
Germany. Persia and
\V asiiinoTON, D. C. The State De
p.rtment recti v d further advices re'ative
to the cholera, of a very disquieting na
ture. The vice consul general at Teheran,
Mr. Fox, son of a prominent newspaper
man at Washington, D. C., says the esti
mated deaths in Persia are 35.000; 5,000
in Mesched, 12,000 iu Tabriz, 8,000 in
Teheran and 10.000 in other places. His
appeals foi a-sistance to the American
hospital in Teheran nave already been
The consul at Hamberg telegraphs that
ihe auth rities of that city admit that
Asiatic cholera has been prevalent there
since August and that up to Aug
ust there were 291 cases aud 75
deaths. Nevertheless, the fact of the ex
istence of cholera there was denied, up
to August 2;>d, just as it is now also de
nied at llavrv.*. The attempt to suppress
accurate information occasions much un
easiness to health officers here.
THE DKl'lAlf I'KVITI.hM E IN HAMBURG.
HAMBUKO, GERMANY.—One hundred
and sixty-nine bodies of cholera victims
are awaiting buiial in this city. So great
is the tenor caused by the cholera that
it is difficult to get men for the work of
burying the dead and many assistants of
undertakers have deserted their places.
Business is prostrate and shipping is go
ing to other poiis.
So serious is tho panic that Russian
immigrants now in the city find it diffi
culty to procure food, as everybody tries
to avoid them.
At Altena the army surgeons have been
ordered by their superiors to assist the
civilian doe tors iu caring for the cholera
ANTWEH 1' IN A STATE OF TERROR.
ANTWERP, Hot.LAND. —The excitement
in this city over the outbreak of cholera
is increasing'. There little doubt that the
disease was brought here by vessels from
eastern Europe. The first victims were
dock laborers. They were taken to the
hospitals, where the doctors stated that
it was ordinaiy cholera and that nothing
was to be dteaded from it. Ihe disease,
however, spread and the public became
alatined. The litst victims died almost
immediately after entering the hospital
and the appearance 'f the bodies showed
tht 1 disease to be Asiatic cholera.
LONDON MoVl\d AO AINST THE CHOLERA
LONDON —The health committee of the
municipality held a meeting to considci
piecautions against the cholera. It was
announced that all the steamship liues
proposed to suspend their immigration
tiatiic until the danger from cholera
should be osel.
IT HAS REACHED ALISION*S SHORES.
LONDON. —The Asiatic cholera has ar
rived in England. The steamer Gemma
from Hamburg has entered at Gravesend
bringing several cases of the plague.
Two women on the steamer have died
from the cholera and another victim, a
man. is itnproviug. The news causes
great consternation at Gravesend.
PARIS. At Havre forty-eight fresh
cases of cholera aud 21 deaths are re
I! I'SsI AN TRADE CL'T OFF.
Ko.Nio-ni.Ki.. — The government has or
dered the suspension of all traffic on the
Kussian I'ionti'i except at Eydtkumen
and Prostkeu. A multitude of intending
emigrant- hive been stopped at points ou
the frontiei aud driven back to Russia.
FEARFt't. I lIoi.ERA MORTALITY IN RUSSIA.
Sr. PETERSRI r.., Thursday, accord
ing to the ofii' i d returns, there were
fi,:522 new cases ol cholera against 5,670
on Weduesdiv. Yesterday there were
2.'Ji7 dcath repoi d against 2,743 for
Wednesday. In St Petersburg there
were reported 10-1 new cases and 24
STEAMSHIP VOVAt.ES AFFECTED.
LONDON. —The Hamburg-American
steamship Columbia will not proceed to
Hamburg is unloading here and
w ill -tart for New York on Saturday
The steamship N imandie, of the same
line, will not be allowed to land, it is
siid. although he declined to take on
•board 10') emigrants who applied for pas
In Andiaua Scamp in South Carolina.
ROCKVILLE, IND -Jas H. Morrow, a
well-known horse jockey of Washington,
w as ru i • -tt d and lodged in jail here charg
ed with producing abortion upon a wo
man at Cohiuibi i. "v C , some meuths
ago and from which it is reported she
died Ali ?tei was received by the au
tiioi itic- beti some weeks ago to keep a
lookou- for him, a-he hid been indicted
!■ i tli .>iTeiis"at( dtimbia. The South
Carolina iiithuities have i.een notified
by t' legiaph.
To Invite Senator Hill to Topeka.
From the K . :- i- City l imes !
TCLKKA. K AN i lie Kansas Demociat
ic Flainlieoi ( lub • t 1' piki at a meet
ing voti i to invite > :i itot David B. Hill
of New Yi .i f ' vi ' I' »pi k i this fail and
b their gt -' I i thi- purpose the
following committe Mui iuvitatioa was
apo lint i .itii l- to rcpor, at the
next t_il .i P i . .ludge John
M i in. .Vh . . H L 1 ofran. « K. Hoi
lid iv, J-r Eu .- : • Hag in. »"ugone Wolfe,
!SH is it. t :! 1 i M H i ry. Ran
kin Mason. Jpha Mii hini, and A. J.
Believ.-d to Have Be _*n 125 Years Old.
THOM A- \ iLi.P. i iie oldest woman in
! Georgia u_j at the p' Orhouse oa Sul
| day ni'Tning. It w.U - und like fiction
i to state Aunt I» .•"l iter's ag■ . but all
I her acquaint mo - and hr old niaste:*
| s.iy that lur :.u- w ! J",. Atiut Peggy
| did not iiit iv• at- t; un the crvil win
las many do, but f m the Revolution,
j Auut Peggy hi ; i all her chil
; dren exe. pt • o; i theie were quite a
number ol tlc iu. ihe one living is in
aei 07th year.
KiileJ With a Shot Gun.
O hE'iicF (i \ r-B b Ciittenden w»s
sir* md ki ;• db> I t ltd. Brown just
a'ove ui. i. ti: MI used a shot gun.
A ROMAN BULL.
The Pope Dismisses Cardinal Rug
giero in Disgrace.
All Germany's Sons Must Learn the
Art of War. Says Emperor
Rome, Italy. —Great excitement has
becu caused by the dismissal of Cardinal
Ruggiero, Prefect of Financial Affairs of
the Pro;.Uganda,nnd w ho has been lookeii
upon as the probable succrssoi of Pope
Leo XIII. It i.s said that the Pone him
self ordered Ruggiero's dismissal, being
couvinced, as a result of inquiry, that
Ruggiero, and not Monsignor Folchi.
was the really guilty paity in connection
with the misinvestments. to use a mild
term, for which Morsignor Folchi was
di-inis ed from the Papal service about a
year ago. The dismissal of Folchi was
brought about, it is said, by Cardinal
Ruggiero Folchi was Vice-Chamberlain
to the Pope, and had control of the Papal
unds. It was alleged that, in the w inter
■ f 1890-91, Monsignor Folchi, supported
by Prince Buoncoinpagni and Baron
l.azzaroni, resolved, in order to save the
Banco di Roma, in which the Vatican
held 10.000 out of 12,000 shares, besides
other securities, to estabbsh firsf iu Paris
and London, and afterward in Rome.
Berlin anel New York, a syndicate of
Catholic banks, with ths object of ah
so bing the financial societies of Rome
th .t were known to be in a disastrous
condition, and to i est ore t liein to vitality,
while at the same time raising the value
of the depreciated securities. Above all
they wanted to save the Ranco' di Roma,
intending.as they eventually did, entirely
to reconstruct it. The scandal arising
out of the affair has already been made
public. Later investigations appear to
have exonerated Folchi and implicated
Ruggiero. There is great excitement in
church circles, and it is generally Le
lieved that a tremendous scandal is
Berlin, Germany.—lt is announced
semi-officially that the Emperor's speech
at the Emperor Fran Josef's banquet has
been misquoted and distorted, and that
the declaration that he has been credited
with making against Caprivi's military
bill was only a conditional one What
the Emperor really said was that the
German people could not expect to have
the service-term reduced to two years un
less they were willing to pay for it. The
numerical iuerease of the army, in r.ccoid
auce with the two-year service pi n,
must be accompanied by increase of up
propriations, otherwise the efficiency of
army would be impaired. If the people
refuse to graut such an increase the Km
peror's preference was for tin army of the
present size, rath l r than for one'of more
men yet with inferior equipment and dis
A CLOUD- BURST AT ROANOKE.
Over SIOO,OOO Damage Done and a
Roanoke, Va.—A cloud burst over
this city at 930 Monday night rain
fell in torrents over four houts,filling cel
lars and lower floors of business houses
on Campbell and Salem avenues aud Nel
son, Jefferson, Henry and Commerce
streets. Doors were burst open, windows
crushed in by floating debris and goods
washed away. The loss in goods dam
aged will reach SIOO,OOO. Slany build
ings are seriously damaged by the uu
dermiuiug of fouudatious.
Barney Smith in trying to cross Salem
avenue stepped into an .excavation for a
sewer aud was elrowned. Policeman
Peck lost his footing there aud fell iu and
was pulled out insensible. It is said
that other people have been drowned,
but the report cannot be verified. Men
end horses travelling the flooded streets
were compelled to swim.
The electric light station was flooded.
The electric cars are not running, and it
will be a week before lights and power
for the operation of machinery in many
establishments can be supplied.
The storm was confined principally to
Roanoke. Six miles westward there was
only a sprinkle. Farmers two miles
South of the city were ploughing, and
north and east the rainfall was very light.
Fanny Things About the Face.
The average hutnan nose is badly out
of line, and it is this fact that usually
lends its peculiar piquancy to the face.
A medical writer says that there are an
atomical reasons why a slight deviation
from a true centre line may be expected.
If he is correct in his deductions, the
nose which is squarely set between the
two eyes is, after all, the abnormal one.
German and Americau doctors IN Japan
have succeeded in discovering a surgical
' process by which the Japanese character
istic eye can be relieved of its slant and
I be made to look like the European optic.
The Japs are having their visual organs
operated upon by the *vholesale, which
removes one of their national charac
j teristics, as they have their national
Soon, ii this thing goes on, we shall
have changes in the style of WEARING
faces, and the paper will quote the lacest
•ode in no«es AA well M AYE*. —
Big Fire in Norfolk.
Nokfolk, Va.— Fire broke out at 7
| o'clock in the carriage manuf i tory ' f A
( Wrenn & Son on Union street and »i-
' s ioycd all the woik shops toge her with
| the shops of rhe agticultui.-.l imp!* m« nt
! house of Wrcnn, Whitchur-t it ( » ad
j j 'ining. The entire the department
; w in service and after hours hard work
; subdued the flames. The loss i* estima
1 fed at f20.000.
Richmond's Chamber ot Commerce.
Richmond, Va. —The corner-stone of
the chamber of committee w«- laid in due
M isonic form at •"> o'clock. The grand
lodge of Masons at 5:30 proceeded to the
- te. corner Main and Ninth streete. the
' Il ights Templar acting as escorts. Ihe
i address was delivered by Colonel Johr
; B Purcell in behalf of the chamber.
To Prison for Hugging Girls.
NfiCK. >' ¥.—Justice Matthews .of
\ this place sent John Lauii .-.'-of Br ■-■ri \:I
to Rockland county ja ii f : two months
for hugging girls oa the street.
HOW TO WASH WINDOW?.
Choose a dull day, when the sua is
not shining on the windows, to w >sh t
them. Then they will not be streaked. ;
Take a painter's brush and dust the
windows inside and out, washing all the j
woodwork inside before touching the ;
glass. The latter must l>e washed simply
iu warm water and dilute 1 ammonia— ,
do not use soap.
Take a small cloth with a pointed stick
to get the dust out of the corners; wipe
dry with a soft piece of cotton cloth
do not use linen, as it makes the glass
linty and dry. Polish with tissue paper
or old newspaper. —New York World.
Cut two strips of two shades of pink
ribbon three inches in width anil three
quarters of a yard long. Also a piece of
pale-blue China silk of the same length
of the ribbon and six inches wide.
Overhand the ribbon together, and
point one end; to thi* point fasten a
roset of baby ribbon of the two shade)
of pink. Lay one thicknejs of sheet
wadding over the China silk, dust well
with sachet powder, and fasten securely.
Cover the wadding with the strip) of
ribbon auei fasten. On the square end
of the China silk sielo off three
squares, and with baby ribbon of the*
6ame shades of the ros-jt cross fro u cor
ner to comer, finishing with tiny bows.
Slip the handkerchiefs under these rib
bons, which will hold the n in plao**.
Fold up the case so that, the pointel
end with the roset will be on top. —
CANNING PEACHES AND TEARS.
To can peaches or pears, have two
kettles. Iu oue have your sugar and
water aud boil the fruit in this. In
another have a boiling syrup made of
white sugar and water, about one heap
ing cup of sugar auei a scant half cup of
water. When the fruit is thoroughly
heated and so soft that it can be pierce I
with a fork, take it ou' with a wire
spoon or skimmer and place iu a glass
jar. Fill to the top au 1 then pour in
all the syrup possible. The water in
which the fruit is cooked can be boiled
down aud by adding more sugar you can
have marmalade. To prepare peaches
for canning, pare with a thin, shar|
knife, halve and remove the stone. 1) >
not prepare more than eniugh for one jar
at a time, as they discolor so rapidly.
Have all your jars perfectly sweet, \yriug
a towel out of cold water, lay one en 1
down, set the jar on it aud wrap the rest
of the towel round the jar. This »s a
better process thau putting the jars in
hot water before putting iu the fruit.
EASY WAY TO WASH DISHES.
I have an improve 1 plan lor washing
dishes, writes a housewife, which has
been practised iu some household* iu
this city, aud which has been pro
nounced a great succes?.
First, have your water boiling hot.
This is essential. Provide yourself witu
a common painter's brush, with a handle
about ten inches long. It the bristle)
are not found convenient tie a piece of
soft rag at the end of a stick of the si ue
length. Take the plates, and, after re
moving all the scraps, pile them ou top
of each other in the empty elish pan.
Pour enough hot water on the topmost
dish to till the dish, then tipping up one
tnd of the dish with your finger, wash
front aud back with the brush. Iu
oi} special brushes trim ned with
thin rope about four inches long, instead
of brushes are used for this purpose.
Remember, it is not the plates, but
the hot water, that pains the hands.
When this is completed the water will be
iu the next dish. Lift the clean dish
out, aud place it on its edge against the
wall. Put in more hot water, and per
form the same operation ou all the othei
dishes, and when the work i.s finished
you will find that the heat has dried the
plates, and that they do not require to
be wiped. By this method you need not
scald or wet your hands, and you also
avoid the trouble of wiping, which is
hail the work. Detroit News.
Cottage Cheese—Set a pan of dab
bwel s >ur milk over the tire, scald until
tuc whey separates, pour into a strainer
»«d squeeze dry, put in a dish, season
with *alt, a tablespoonful of butter an 1
sweet cream enough to moisten, mix well,
make into balls and set in a cool pUcr.
Breakfast Muffins—One egg, half «
pint of sweet milk, one tib';e3poonful of
i butter, one tablespoonful of sugir. two
I te spoonfuls of Inking powdet silte i i o
i the flour, flour enough to make a bu'ei
as stiff as cake, aud a dust of salt. I i
j ruie will maice about one dozin, bake iu
| muffin rings or gen irons have thi
j hot and well greased.
Popovers—Hei> two eggs together,
! add half a pint of milk and a- du»t •»
salt, then slowly add a semt half-pint ol
! sifte i flour, stirring all the time, make
very smooth so t.'iere aie not anv ! imp:,
i the irern irons and keep them hot
' then fill baif full and bake in » m >i*:rit'
; oven half an hour or more. Dj not have
j the oven too hot at tirit.
j Potato Salad Boil six large potatoei
till tender, cool and cut u » in sin til
i pi tees an 1 ! pour ove T them the followiQj
j dressing: Take the yolks of four hurl
! boiiel eg_ r s and rut» with a little pepper.
-ii r ai l aiu-tard; ad i a little celery eti
up tine and a little oi!, then aI 1 eno ig!
v.uegirto make of the consistency ol
any salad dressing, cut tne white) of the
| eg 'S in rin ;s and put on the top.
Tongue Saiad— After the best part o!
th? ton_ue ha* been i on the tab e,
! there arc small bits generally left. Cul
• j these iu smail pieces on a board, se in
1 ' a dish in the ice box, take enough mav
j onaaises dressing to m'x with the tongue,
I aid a large spoonful of chopped parsley
j i-t before ready to serve, mix the may
onnaise with the tongue, and serve o:
tender lettuce leaves wb'.ch have ueeu 1*
ice ccid water and then drained.
SI.OO Per Annum, in Advance
Paper quilta are becoming popular.
There are now 2 ! »0 lepers in
Really beautiful turquoises are very
The American gooseberries require
pruuing every year.
There are certain antelopes which
never vi. it drinking places.
Babies should be given a ilrink of
water two or three times a day.
Rabbits signal with their forepiwj,
and have regular signals and cills.
The market price of a wife in Equa
torial Africa is ten bundles of hiirpins.
A New York man committed suicide,
recently, because his wife refused to
A complete buggy in sections w:is not
long ago shipped from this country to
Mexico by the parcel post. .
It requires upward of 145,000 acres of
rich land to produce the sugar yearly
consumed in the British islands.
The serpents have their hearts situated
in the head, hence they are always vary
careful in protecting that region.
The Rev. C. J. Wilson, of New
Brunswick, N. J., lately married an old
love who rejected him twenty five yeirs
The loco weed, which is abundant irj
Western Kansas, has a peculiar fascina
tion for cattle, upon which it exerts an
Sewcll County, Kansas, has an ox
which measures fourteen feet in length,
six feet and a half high, and, when fat,
weighs 4500 pounds.
The longest speech ever made was by
a Roumanian deputy in support of tho
impeachment of an ex-minister, John
Bratiauo, when he spoke for thirty seven
The Servians have a curious custo.n of
giving a parting kiss to their deceased
fr.'ends before final burial, and the ob
tervance of it has caused a serious epi
demic of diphtheria. The custom has
now been forbidden.
Gold was probably the first metal dis
covere 1 and used. It was miue I in Egypt
and well known in the Eastern Empires
1800 years B. C. It was doubtless
known ami used in India many hundred
years before that period.
In India a huge funnel of wickerwork
is planted in a stream below a waterfall,
and every fish coming down drops into
it, the water straining out and leaving
1 the flapping prey in the receptacle all
ready to be gathered iu.
Few relics of antiquity are so curiously
interesting as the charts employed by
ancient mariuers, which have portrayed
upou them ever so many extraordinary
monsters, horrible dragons and te litio
iriants scattered here and there.
Princeton, N. J., has two trees which
weie planted previous to the Declaiatiou
of Independence. The sycamores in the
I Dean's yard were plaute 1 in 17»i7, by
" I order of the college trustees, to coiu
: meinorate the resistance of the Stamp
! ' act.
A startling; variation of the snake
etorv comes from Rome, Gi. A geutle
inau, seeiug a snake lying on the road,
prodded it with his umbrella. The snake
straightened its body, spread out two
f loug wings like a goose, aroso in the air,
and flew across the field.
! A Bath (Me.) man one .Sunday morn
j ing became so lost in abstraction while*
j barbering that he forgot to shave the
j other side of his face, lie went to
church that way, and attracted the at
t teut.ion of those in the neighboring pews
by holding his hand to one side of his
c . face throughout the service, lie will
[. never be caught that way again,
Remedy for Squeaking Shoe*.
"A man who wears squeaky shoes is
' worte than a kiss without a mustache
accompaniment,'' said it modern girl to
i a Mail and Express man last night. She
directed her glance toward a young man
1 who was crossing a tiled floor. "Some
3 women know more than men, and if I
hal that young man in my care for ten
minutes I would give him some goo r l ad
vice. He does not make much money
and cannot afford to buy expensive
' shoes, and has to be content with ready
' made ones.
1 | "Nearly al! ready-made shoes squeak,
! and the reason is this:- When the inner
' and outer souls are put together there is
» generally some grit between them, and
• : the action of the fool causes the little
a pebbles, which are harder than the
f leather, to work like the ball bearings
> | ol a bicycle, and thus the fqii'-ak. A
o d'-aler told me a way to remedy this,
r When your shoes Fqueak go to a a ho»»-
s maker and have him put a peg in the
ii ' middle of the sole and there will be no
s .j moie loud proclamations.
"Another thing, when you buy a ncv
[ air of shoes and they hurt you, put \*a
,'f I ter in them and let it remain for a inm
,f ute, then pour it out, and if you» shoes
n burn or huit you after that you can say
lam wrong. "The water take- 1 a 1! the
natural heat out of the leather, and inve
the shoes comfortable." —.New \ ork
e Mail and Ex| r -s.
. I The curious of t tiroi I '.
known as the tonsils—vhose fun'.t n has
been a source of much perplexity— »r •
! j believed by iJr. Lovel * lli'm Ito he
! glan Is in which tin; write corpuscles
are forme 1. It is these corpuscles aro
constantly at war with d.se*«e germs in
n the blood. Some of the white enpu-e'ea,
if I>r. ftulUud s njveltheory i>e tr i-, ir.j
. j stationed as sanitary sentinels t*» K ;utrl
the entrance to the tiiro-t'., lu lgs aa 1
' stomach, wmle. the corpuscles Circia-
in tne blooJ act as a i ar.ny to. at
tack the germs that succee I in entering
1 the body. Another p lysicnn c mleudi
' , that the vermiform appendix, another
1 . apparently useless organ, and o.ie tint
j often gives serious an i fatal tro ihie, is
i also a glan I, and tint :t acts as ai in-
Q I »
testmal toa^ii.—Treaton fN'. J.; .Va.Ti