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CHARLOTTE, N. C., SATURDAY. MARCH 17. 1888.
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THS SOUTBKBJ^ BtAm>
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
In the Intereote of the Colored People
of the Coxmtry.' '
Able and erell-known writen will contrib
ou to it* rolutnes from different parts of the
country, end it will rontain tliCatext Oen-
enl Hewi of the day.
Tbs Mnmtout is a flrst-claaa newspaper
aul will not allow persona] abuse In Its col*
lunna. His not sectarian or partisan, bat
iodepcadent—dsaling fairly by all It re-
aerres the right to eriUdn U>e skurtcomings
of an IpabUe ofDdals—oommending the
worthy, and reoenuaendliig for election sscfa
meo aa In ilB opinloo are beet suited to
the interests of the people.
It Is inteoded to eoptdythe long felt need
ttl a newspaper to adVocate the rlgbta and
defeod the inter.'sta of the Ifetpo-Amencan,
eepedally la the Piedmont motion of the
lAlvavs ta Adaonoe..
3 months • - ‘52
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BIngle Copy • - • s
W.C. SMITH Charlotte NC,
Three miles from Jonea, Moore county,
Mrs. Louis Wickey was burned to death
wilh her house and contents. She wai
L yoan old and isMnc. Her daugh-
d left her to go to the spring, and
„„ her retunj**he found the building In
At Scotland Neck there was an r*plo-
Moo uf a boiler in Gardner & Hatsall'i
machine shop. There were only twt
n the shop, Henderson Purse, Are
and John Scott, both colored.
Purse had bis leg broken, and is badly
scaldeil and bruised, he will probsbly
die. Scott was badly scalded. The
boiler was blown nearly out of sight.
In Rutherford county, a school teach
er, Lloyd Early, had a school examina
tion, which terminated in a fight. Edley
Hunt and Sammy Hunt had a dwperate
combat wilh the Black boys. Thomas
Mode, a magistrate, at firat comman^
peace, hut aoon joined in the
which became general. J. C. Blake s
head was broken. Hunt got rclnforce-
luenla and returned to renew the comlmt.
tie overlook the magistrate. Mode, who
was assailed w'ith a sling shot, knocked
down and left insensible, I. T. Mode, a
brother of the magistrate, received severe
wounds in the breast.
The eitizensof Oheraw are making ef
forts to get e graded school in that town.
Beventy-five thouaand doUara were
spent last year in erecting new huildirga
The Savings Bank at Prosperity began
operations on March 1. In leaa than one
week 11,500 were placed on deposit.
A school building to cost $1,200 is —
erected at Oraham's. The lot containa
There ia a great store of gold as well
at of coal in Curca. but sn entire lack
of proper mechanical devices for mining.
The produetiop of gold last year wa-
$.1,000,000. The maj$ object of thr
t'orean Embassy to this government i»
understood to be to interest the citUeni
of this country in the development ol
Benjamin Franklin, of the Becond
Minnceota Volunteera,ls the only man ot
the government pension rolls who aacri
6ced both hands and feet in the late
civil war, and as there is no provision of
law applicable io such apeciai cases a bill
has been presented to Congress iocieas
ing the pension he now receives to $150
a month. He now rceoivet the pay pro
vided for a soldier or a aaiior who has
lost both haod.s or both feet.
Chsries D. Miller, of Florence. Su^ w
by corojKititive examination the We..
"(lint cadetship controlled by Congress-
The coHiiior of two conatruetion trains
on the Three C’a Road, near Csmdeu.
caused the death of one man nnl injurcrl
GOSSIP PBOK mrCLB SAKS' CAP
yhal^rBaarLaw Mahers are Delaa.
Cearreecteaal aaA Other New*.
The House, on motion of Mr. Stewart,
of Georgia, took np the bill appropria
ting $120,000 for the enlargement of the
pnolic building at Atlanta, Qa.
Mr. Bland, of Missoiwi. entered his
protest against the illogical manner in
which such measure* were Jia^ by the
House, and against emptying the trwi^
and wasting the public money. The bill
Tlie Senate Committee on TerriloritM
ioatructed Senator Plntt to report favi
bly the bill to admit North Dakota i. -
State. U also instructs Senator Stewart
to report favombly the cnsbling art ad
mitting WaahiBgU.n Territoiy and Nortli
Idaho aa a single Slate, pronded no part
of Idaho be admltud without consent of
the majority of electors in the part aU
reeled. Then' will be a mioonty report
against this last named bill.
The Benate (tommittec on Agriculture
resumeil its hearing on the bill to protect
the manufartiire and sale of pure lonl.
Prof. Bharpless, of Boston, apjicnrcd,
and at the reiiuestof Mr. Wilson jiroj
cecded to compound an article out of io
per cent of stcarine. 55 per cent of cotton
seed oil. 4P per cent of pure lard, and 10
per cent of dead bogs' g™*«;
periment was made to show that refined
lard manufacturers might use the grease
of smothered and dcccaserl hogs in the
manilfacture of the coinpiound.
Benator Cromwell iiiggesled ---
committee that the advocates i.f the
pending bill, having failed to show h
refined lard was made, had rcsortcil u. ..
proenta of jugglery to show how it might
bi- manufactured, and he suggrste.1, fur
ther. that pure lard might also 1* com
pounded with dead hogs’ grease. Dur
iDg the course of the experiments the
ouestion arose ns to whom the opponents
of the liiil were—whether anylKKly o(e
Dosed it except Fairbanks * Co., Ar
mour & Co.. and a few other maniifiic
Benator Gray remarked that the—
A Bumatary of the Agticoltural
Tka Maaffclr tH*t»MeaS af iba Aavleal
larnt Bsra*a-«aMa Utareatlas
Catiaa Flsaraa. |
The raonthiT summary of the A^cul-
tural Bureau lias been issued in W ash
ingtun, and says: G$
The report of the cotton marketefl was
completed for eight Btatas a month ago,
but deferred for returns from the Csro-
linas and Texas. The spjiBrent propor
tions forwarded from piantattons on the
1st of February were « *°J*®*?= vJ'
^nin. 90 per cunt; '
South Carolina, 03; Georgia, M; Florida,
87; AUhama, 92; Mississippi, OO; I^u-
biaoa, 80' Texas, 94; Arkans^ 00; Tm*
nessee. 89; Missouri and Indian Tern-
lorv, 92, The general avwnge ia 02 pet
cent This indicates an increase of 3 or
4|)er cent on the aggregate of county
estimates of the 1st of tlctober, allhougb
the February returns of the retlmatco
product compsreil with th^of 18M were
nearly idcoticar with the Novern^ re-
liirus. This furnishes a further illostra*
tion of the local tendency to underesti
mate production. . u _
It was suggested in the November re
port that it might l>e assumed that deep-
roow\ and early and well dcvciopoil
plants would produce licttcr than m* I>®r
cent in their apparent loss ot ronilition.
and that if the outcome should surpw
this first estimate the cxcw might be
due to this cause. This view was cor
rect An allowance for the ilopreaaing
clTeil of iliis ill local returns, so stoutly
opiMBcd by speculators, is again pro
to be ueceiaary.
The nuality of the fibre i«»u|«r'
condition cli-an, and the yirid of
little alxive 32 iier cent. The vi._.
the sceii averages 10 cents per bilshM -
I cents ill Tennessee, 13 cents in iLou-
isna and 11 cents in Texas.
The average close of picking is as lot
• North Csrolins. DecemliW lU;
lav Has »kVa»4 !• D*«»b-Tw* W«at4s
Falirr*MaWtaA*wtalba »Maib Brarr
anAaroKlliaA aa4 FearfoHT
■leA-Oa* Han aoA ts Kill-
•4, naS AsMher falls asA Meet*
iha Boas* Fare.
The new office of the Evening Union
of Springfield, Maas,, was destroy^ by
A MF.YICAM-M0.NKE1C HONX
THB DIFFAC'ULTCBS KBT I* OAFT
Tnmra teb utelb abxmaxb.
Keen-Eyed Monkoj-HonmH of the
Stem Cnlteote-BAonoAS SoBked
In Brnndy Mnke Captnre Ew
flre^Md'thebiaie'wuattan^'wilh the The fruit-plantere
m«t“ckKhotror.vcrin thatcity, ate keep ••moakey-hound.'-^t*
six of the employees of the poper meet
ing a terrible death, n.oat of them jumiv
ing from the fifth story and being crush
ed into a ahapeleas mass below, bix
others were liadly injured.
The fire was first diicoverel in the
mailing-room, and clnuda ot smoke were
•)g out of the lower story windows
before nftT souls on the upper floor were
aware of their danger. Flames shot up
an old elevator in the rear, cutting ofire-
cai« by the stairway, and most of the
employees who cscaiicd found their way
to the ground by way of a roof m the
rear. lfc>me were cut oft in the cominis-
ing room, and there is still terrible sus
pense, as several fell back into the fliuncs.
The employcct who rushed into the cdi-
bmal room were cut off from escape in
the rear, and had to face the horrible al
ternative of burning to deoth or jiimpinf
to the sidewalk Iielow.
The fire department responded prompt
Iv A laildcr was put to the fourth story
and the sight ot rescue so near sccmcil to
madden thesuffering group ut two win
dows, who droppeil in succession to llio
sidewalk below, Bix fell m tniv «a.v.
some of them forced oil and some r’"*"'
leaping, and the crowd groaned
. ..F-U.,1* I.»b,Ib •u-nv AS thev wl
A ten year old ton of John Crews, of
Anderson county, had his arm broken in
two places while playing about his fath
er’s cotton seed crusher.
“rhe rilroad ticket office at 'Williston
was entered by a robber a few nighta ago
who succtedei in stealing about four
drillars. The agent bad left his safe un
locked. and it was an easy matter to
pyr open the door.
Scott Young, a white man about thirty
years olfl. was knoekerl from^railroad
track and killed one mile below Btwr, a
station on the Savanuah Valley Road, by
a iMSsengcr train. The unfortunate man
was deaf, and of course did not hear the
London Bryant, colored, constable of
Justice Rogers, of Port Royal, surrender
ed himself and was committed by Tna
Justice T. 0. White, having shot and
killed one Robert Gadson. while violent-
.10. o...d hi;*
known by the nnme of the designer and Royat-
Nmatororbv rcmarA'-'* ••••••
universal objc-elion thnmgbont the Smith
to the bill, which attacked one of the
produclB of that section. He b»‘l
c-civml numerous tclegnimB iirotcsting
against the bill, which he would, at the
nrowr time, flic with ilic commiiUc.
In answer to a question by Cromwell.
Prof. Bharpless said that it woiiid V- ini-
Twaaibleio tell from the oilor the pns-
ence of dead hogs’ grease in Inni wlii-ii
ootUin seel oil wa-s also usi^.
The committee adjourned until S.ntur-
The fight between Sullivan and Milcli-
«U resulted in a draw, the fomcr
ting rather the worst of the figli*. whirli
was stopped after it had lasted three
hours and thirty-nine rounds bad li
It is officially sUleil tluil lO'I.OOO [lei
sons were drowned and l.hOO.OOO remb-i
cd destitute by the great Yellow Uivt
flood in Cliina.
fitanton & (■>
vill Kv. was destroy
1 t>y ’fire
le of the designer and
conitruetor as Eillel's tower, has now
reached tb« height of 170 feet. The
four nrebos of the base are now joined,
ind the great platform for the rooms
of the first stage Is about to be con
structed, 10 that the work has passed
the moat laborious stage. Mott of Hie
coottroelioD will now proceed from the
“Now come* another competitor with
coal and wood,” says the Cullitiitcr.
fieveral of the stroogosi railway corpora-
tioniintbe Middle States ar* experi
menting with the transportation of nat
ural gas carried in steel tanks under
high prwiure, and regulated for dlstri
bution at a very low pretaure, without
terious lo«a from the original supply. If
Ibi* natural gas can be transported and
made availaWe at a dbttnco from the
well, its commercial value will be greatly
increased, for its use most be extended to
everybnui'hof industry. The supply,
so far as present iodications can be taken
w evidence, ia practically illimitable. It
it evident that nature has supplied this
beat and steam, not only in wood, coal
and petroleum, but in vast auppliea of
There it no queatiou, according to the
New York TrAunt, that Ihc buffalo U
weli-Digbeitioet on the plain*. There
area'fcwln YellowitoD# Park protected
by the Government, but they ara likely
lobekil cdaisny lima. I« Texas a
bard of about thirty la owned by one
fanebman. several other email bunebai
may be found, but tha days whaa they
rambled at large over the country ha«
bean numberad. Cnieas some
protecting them la adopted wittlntea
yeara tha Amaeteaa Blaoa mncl become
an extinct tpedaa. 1* Oaatjal Pai*.
Wraetor Cooklln hat eeverml epeeioieBe
efBaffate, but the cow U growiag old
aadaaother oaehat not been eeimrad.
The buffalo will mat breed M
abundeatroomforfeediag and auaelM.
The excitement over the recent mur-
Jer near Glasay mountain has not yet
ended Governor Richardson has offer
ed a reward of $150 for the apprehension
of the guilty party nr parties. « was
remembered that Ben Ross was snot lo
his own house, while (.Tossing the room
ect in his sick bed. The murder wss
wwsnlly an act as has ever occumd
111 Greenville county, a:id the news of the _ _ __
reward offered was received by the peo- emiputc fo Utah.
pie here with much satisfaction.
Chaa. Johnson, an ex-convict from
Georgia, who is serving out a sentence
at Greenville for stealing, m^e an aL
Itmpl u> bmk oul ol i.ll,
and the jailer make a search of the dun
geons every few days, lo guard awnst
any attempt that might be made to
eacapeon the part of the priaoners.
When they viwted Johnson a cell, thev
found two of the la-ge oak planka which
are three or four Incne* thick, and uaed
on the inaide wall, pried from their fait-
enings. The removed plank had h^n u
carefully replaced, that ia wm only by
the cliMeat inspection that their tcheme
' A movement is on foot to erect A barrel
factory in Conyere.
A large steam laundry ia being built
Mr*. Ellen Tupin r. the rcirbrnlcj b
. jIturUt, known as Bee Queen, died eu
dhnly at El Paso, Texas.
The wife and child of Rudolph S|»clicr
ere asphyxiated by naturtl gas at Fiud-
lav, O. Bpellcr WM oisc -.wt- .'i. - by
the gas and remained ..ico:-".'"-'>' lor
Mormon elder* have been diseowrccl
working in tbc remote rural districts >l
Botetourt county Va. Tliey luivc ninde
many converts, among them a wealthy
and intelligent farmer, Mr. Ferguson
and it is expected a large numlwr will
A BLOOUT TBAGERY
■ieh Rsbberr Was Ihv M»tt*e
Dublin, by a vote of 89 to 8. haa de-1 the W
cidedto liauoboiida to the araotmt of Aftrrn
^,000 (or the erection of achool build
ing* in that place.
A moonihin* atill waa capi^ and
destroyed between and Tilton.
It waa only a ihort dUtance from the
mlnad, had been in operetion for
more than two year*.
Mr. Bee Brown, eon of Judge
Drown, of Abbeville, dropped n pj^,
and the hammer atnklflff* cro*etie. Rrja.
Tbc ball penetrated htoleft
npAta andrunged urwartl, mdlodgud a
few iochee ebove where it enlmd.
Rena WalL an old colored woman llv-
Ingin BiuBoierUle. while
bmkfast her clothe, caught fire, wd b^
fore they could be extloghlabed ate wae
so bedly burned that it caused
A diabolical attempt was made to as-
saasinate, rob and cremate the midge-
keeper of Brmul river bridge and his wife
near Columbia. B. C. Mr. ami .Mr*.
Buff, who are both part seventy yeare of
age, were attacked by two men. Buff
beaten unconeious with a club, and
bis wife waa knockel down and fearfiil-
Iv beaten. John Felton, a'negro who
' D the place, had his lliront cut
skilled. The murderers were in
tent on robbing Buff of several hundrid
dollars in toll and money suppot^ to ta:
in hia bouse, and it is bcliuved thst the
negro WM strangled with a rormin the
efforts of the assnssin* to make him tell
where the money was. A* it hapjwncd
bridge-keeper had only about $60 in
le house. ,
After robbing the place tlm murder-
cn saturatod the bedding and fli-or with
kerowme oil, set the house on lire and
fled They would hare cremated ibcir
victimt had not Mr*. Buff recovered con-
idouMic** and Mcupcd from ‘h® hoi«,
*ad*paaaer-by aaving Buff from the
ti.m» Hi* wound* arc very aevere, and
is It not believed that he wl'l recover.
Hia aged wUe U in a very precari^
cosd^n. William John*on. a white
roan, haa been in Jail on autpicion. It
ia believed he had a negro accompli^
who did the woriL The acene of the
cHme waa three £llea from tolumbliL
The eommun^ greatly incenawl. “d
if concluaifU’proof of guilt could ^
ed upon any one, he would probably be
lows: ivinn vnnmuA.
South Carolina, Deecmber 8; Grorgia,
•• -mlK.'! 29: Florida, I>ei.-ember4 ; Ala-
u November 24; Sli*ai**ippi. Detem-
I.oiii'-inna, Deeemlicr 13; Texas,
’■mlKTllO; Arkansas. November 20 ;
lessee Novemlier 27. The date was
later than la.st vear on the Atlantic coast,
corgis execplc-d. aud earlier in the
lore Westi-ni Slates.
The Mallslienl returns of the Depart
lent of Agruailliire for March reialc- to
the disiriinili.m and eonsuniplion of the
wheat and ca.ni rt.wk in fanners haads
the ptoiKirtion of nierchuiitablc corn, and
ih. .v,-,....- ,.11.
ch'ntabi'' and uiimerc-hnniBble. 1 he corn
crop i- the smallest siuee 181H. and the
' ’ •on fanns also the smallest in
irs It b* ejliinaled at -508.-
(H)«9i)0'loish.-k against OOil.WO.OOO last
vear and 7T:l,HM).n0i) two years ago.
tlii'’pronortiou is .34.9 i>el cent of the
croh the lowest |K.'rrei!lage except in
|MsV. wlieo it
ril2,(i(m,liOO Imshels. In recent year* the
[HTeeulugr has ranged from 14 ti410
of the annual i>rrMhu-l.
The iiroiairlion of merchantable corn
U tU 4 la-r cent of the present average
':2 S rents ^he
cellMK'r*'bushel.^3-2 cents higher than
on the first of r^y.md
ne*. uhiehwas last March 17
is estinialcd at 19 ItT eciil for
nt crop- whieh rediiec* Ihequan
,il, I- lT0.nMI,l»O
le'otKi.HOO les,* than la.*l year, while the
amoiuii for coiisiiniplioii i* also smaller
hr 90.000,000 bii«hcU.
The imlientcd sKa-k of -w**®®'
in the hands of fanner* is 132,900.000
' hudiels against 122,000,mKl last year, or
29 |«rr cent of the crop, against 26.7 per
pnt last Marrlu
There hs* l-'en used m ‘he sewlmg of
rinler wheat 31,090.600 liusbels. 187,-
1)09,000 in eight months, consumption
01 OOO.OOO bushels, exportesl in wheat
•nd flour, 38,(«Ml.tHM) vi.ible supply, and
II unuoial iiuBiitity in minor elevator*
_j,a mill sKH kH in course of distnimtion
Iwlwccn former slock* and actual cou-
turnerftheir hcarla away
through the air. . , ,
Four compositor* suffered liod frac
tures of bone* and serious burn*. Two
named Donohue and EnsworOi are proh-
ahly fatally hnrt. it ia thought that the
" } etarted among lumber in the eloset
on the groucii floor. The flames were
drawn up the elevator and spread llirougb
the composing room. There were more
than thirty corm^ilor*. men and women
on the floor. T^erc wus no fire escape.
Dense black smoke iasuerl from llie
windows in clouds and by the tune the
fire department arrived the wu"-
dows were filled with |KKiriespainng hu
man l>ciugB, who did not went at fir** to
realise their dreadful jiosition the
crowd imdiTneath eallml lo them lo have
eoiirsge and on no aecimnt lo '‘7 to
jump or climb down, and they nt hrst
ed (lisi)OScil lo obey, imt so sl''W
the ladders in being crtxlcd that a
imnie M.-izctl the victim*.
The scene* as the (H-ople iiegnii to drop
or fall from the blazing windows was
horrible. A shriek broke from the crowd
a* each one of the victims fell into the
street below. There was great clapping
of hands when a woman was
descending a ladder. IhenoiM' of the
crowd was liuihcd as the wuuniled nere
carried through to the nml.ulunees. 1 he
only availatile article for i|uenriiing tin
flatm-sinlhcofliecwas an old walenng
can. There wen- no force i)mni«
buckets of liny sort. A large (vunii«
sheet was stretched over the sidewalk.
Three men jumiied on this, l»it broke
through am! fell to tbc l-avcmenl. A
woman also fell through the eativaav ami
landed on the sidewalk insensilde.
(cph H- Unfonl was staodmg on
pidewalk at ll.e end of the buildjog
furthercst from the corner of the build
ing when Mr*. Farelyfell. lie stood In*
cround and reached out hi* arm* to
catch her. Phe fell on hn neeh. war
ing him to thr ground and knocking him
senseless. Mr* Fairly was killed instantly
Lanfortl wa.s not seriously hurt.
xocn-eyed brutes-that reconnoitre tto
fence* of the>lantatioM with the la^V
Urity of a military patrol, • and havt
been trained to intercept the f^ilivrt
in their retreat to the woods. But Ihi
mono* often contrive to defeat s«l
tactics. Thev croaa the enclosure at tbi
lir«tpecpof dawn, entering tbegairtet
with extreme circumspectioD, bosidei
hosting a eentry in the top of a c^
vonienltrco; and a New York Alder
man might envy their talent for exhaust-
ing the business opportunities of a Um-
itwl term. In lc«s than five nilnulei
they m.inagc to fill their stomach*. *«
well a* their check pouchc* and at lasaf
lwo.of their four hand*, and reerrm thr
(cnee before the hounds have stsited u
At a safe dirtance from the
the forage the marauder* will huddle to-
I geilicr to (omparc iioioi and re-livldr
''ji-ir spoils after a code of
rhich the junior members of the trlb*
*eem to seeept a* a matter of couree.
After ineoriioraling hi* own "hare, *
eupe-ptie iiatriareU hi* no hc«iialion to
snatdhing thu savings of hi* nephew*:
but in hi* turn will at once proceed to
• I deed* of violence if ho should (atch
•\ \ them ir. anv act of reialiatiqn
muiichirg a ten-inch banana while h
hugged two reserve specimen*, ^d
at last bethought hlm»clf of be
striding them in order B®*
his hand* free. Ho had four of them,
but only oue pair of eyes, and. «h)*® be
»cruiini/.ed the covetous face* in front,
one of hi* victim* slipped up from ue-
hind and with s sudden wrench jerked
those l>anunas from under In* liaunche*.
The aichem (iroppei on hi* Lands, and
for a inoment glared a')cut almost apereh-
less with n.g-. but then gathering him-
sell up. he leaped to the ground and
raced after the offcn.h.-r wilh the energy
Andover heretic huni>».
fhatbiim stieet, Now York, the
ol a net capuchin monkey vane*
Trom $lV to $1.5.' 1» Acaimico $I« «
pair is a fair average, while monkey
skin^ could bo oughi for as many dimei
. Tlic'Mcvican mono, ihoiigh
,hyisl of Xim rican four-hander*,
r U) ‘.rai' than the weariest fox,
ps to discover iho m-!; hniii»m of
a saato by a sort of sixth sense; (or.
after nit kinds of experiments, the most
*ucre»aful mcthmls of the native pet-
taacier* arc still the i>ea rifle plan and
the brandy plan. The former consista m
killiog a nuTHing shc-monkey by n
aimed shot and capturing her l.abua
lofitn twins, in the arm* of ihe.t dw(i
mother. Tl.o branily lrappo'soakaa lo
of bananas in a mitluro of *U|taf Onj
alcohol, aud after distributing his Uit
iii-ar nil.- favorite haunts of his game,
he hiills behind a tree and awaiu
A Uhlnw EarUiqnake.
The Hong K«iug Mail, copies of which
luive l-'cu received at Pan Francisco,
give* a description of the earthquake in
the province of Y'unnan December 15.
and It is indicative of frightful mortality.
TlieMail savs: In the interior depart-
ent of (ihmg Chau th« dUturbance*
ere extremely violent, l.eing continued
at Irre-’ular intervals for four days, when
they ceased entirely. The departraental
city is said to have been rcductsl to a
mas* of ruin*, srarecly a house escaping
damage, and over five thouMoc nerron*
arc r^rUsl to have lieen killed oy fall
ing buildings. Many of them were
buricri under thh ruin*, while the num
ber of the injured is too laiyre for compo-
^At°'Lo Chnu, in (’buU, a striking
change ha* been caused io lhe_api.«tMc*
of the country, iarge IracU of laud being
swallowerl up and the aurfacc e^ged
into a lake. At Lo Chau more than ten
tfaenwand pet»on* are said to have per-
lllseoverie* at I’ompell.
Excavations at Pompeii have yielded
sbundaoco recently. Surgical
ment (mostly of bronte) have been found,
which appear to have lieen kept in ■
wooden box; also a small imii ol apow-
ecarj’s scale* and a set of weights, cquiv-
aleni to H. 17.5. 31. 24.0 and 15.8
grammes respectively. Among varioue
duinretic utensil* may be mentioned a*
noteworthy, a beautiful itcwpan ol
bronte. the ailver inlay ot wiii^ repre-
«cnt* a licad in raised work, anil a bronze
Ump. still containing the wick; linsllv.
various glao* rcssel*. terra cotta, gold
riair* and ear pendants. Amondthefinru
of coin arc a sesterce of Y’ci^ian ^th
Fortuna on the reverse and the iMcrip-
tion -‘ForUinT reducl,” and a depen-
diuiD of Nero with the temple of Jann*
and Um inscription; "P^ pee ublq.
A Bad BlffB.
It 1* an old atory about th* itore sign
that advises people not to go further and
be robbed, but the average newspaper
reader hM regarded that story m a mere
invention of the wits, and aa having —
fouD^tioQ in fact. At thi* very mo-
men there hang* in the window of a
second hand farniture establiahmenl OB
West Randolph itreet a placard which
; DOJTT GO 1X>WH TOWN TO BE
BUT COMB IN AMD BEE CB
Ittak-«T«iy yau l.OOOjWO hor*^
taBatoktop* Pawtneket.fR. L) baiv
i» remnUg order.
A forty pooiid muoodlta
weoIlT hatr, eapWred by a wum
bMt'* mw on an Waad In tta ABiRttei knaloat 10.000 popnlaBon in th*
and i* now ffftnit yet aboard Alp. I«|
la appiKnUy V as t^jponra apidm. |
/Mt Ik* riae*.
“I fouod aa egg in th* coal liin
jinji. That’* a queer plar-e for
a ben to lay tn.” ._
Hnaband—"Jn»t th* place, my dear,
W.—“Jiut tba placer
H.—“Why. oeit-sid.r. W our ken*
beclD to lay in coal for m», »* t n«d
to mind bow tha nrrte goc* up. —
Ust Hi* I^aey.
A French provincUl iawjesr repently
In bb will b« diroctod that an
tnouUy of $4im a year b.; paul to t^rer-
vant who should bi* eyes. YY ^
(bis clause w** rtsd the lervaot who had
K rformeiitba office jumwl with joy,
t bU delight WM speedily dampened
by the neAew and heir of the dead man,
WL remreded the sen ant that hia mM
ter only had rme eye. md the *«vaplao-
tually failed to gat bis l*%*cy on ihm ah-
■crdteAnleality.—Ata lark Orafki*.
The main diificultj lie* in calculating
thu iirowr strength of tho luixture, M
its oicrpcrceutago of alcohol i* apt to
frighten the gue.tt by iu virulent taste;
H weak comp-iund may begin to unc^
only after tli8 reveler* have retreated to
their inaccessible roi*t* in the heart ol
the iuugtc forest. Amateur trappers ar^
iherelore, olt'-o obliged to rejicat then
experiment* for week* before tbe^n
bai iho dwireble trophy in the »^po ol
a befuddled ringtailed squealer. There u
a third method, pracuc^ on iMge
plantation*, with the aid of trained
tounds, who, by long watching and co
operative lactic*, maysucc^ in treeing
roaraudiog monkey and giving the
M..nter** chance to capture him by mean*
of a tro*kc-oot. , , j
In the primeval wood of Oaxaca and
Jalisco 1 liave noticed that the appeM-
ance of a man excite* the cunosiiy rat net
than the dread of hU ar^real
They will follow him for bmf-rnil^
with a chatter quite diitinct from the
panic scream* awskencti by the »ight of
ipanthcr, at.d If ho should ^ the ex
periment of taking a seat at the foo^
a tree, and remaining quiet for a quarter
of an hour, th* long-tailed invejtiwtor*
arc quite apt to congregate In the lower
branchc* of that very trcA er^ now
and then peeping down aad excbatigmg
looks with a sort of solemn whisper.
Dug*, on the other hand, are at orw
*u*p«Sled or wolfish propeniltie*. hoeufe
to Iho ioteresU a'lke of men and
(nonkevs, and chat mistake mayharo o^
CMioneil the euriou* scena* witneaJW oj
Uolooel 8lm»n Hernaadtr, of the Jtexu
can Topographical Survey.and devribrt
in the appendix of bis official report _ la
bis bivouac on the L'wier SumMinta
River he hail engaged the service* of m
Indiso boy. who carried hi* instrumenU.
end with hi* naked feet made to way
through lUo Uiornirel junvle, but om
■ S.I orercume by fatigue that be
i> in tite shade of a canebo tree.
Tho t oicUelwsi i leminghUtop boot*
in alittleiwnd a few hundred steps (rn«
that tree, whi n hisstienlion wMaUraeiM
bv lend screams in the liro-topa, and,
tokiog tiwk. be waa .un.nscd to s«^
troop ^ Cebuv ra .nkey* leaping from
branch to branch of that
iMt haifadorenof them iumpotto lto
ground and mode a slmultaireou* t^ »■
adir.ctto where tho
a M nosing about in the underbrush, to
his flrst sorprire the dog actually luni«
tall.when hi* aggre«eor« atqoce»topp^.
and bristling with dread and e\cilc»cnt
•iirrouni that caiicho tree wltli^
evident Intention of defending ttor
. - tha oLtoek
slreping li'tUe cousin aa*in« lb* Mtwk
of the wolMlke prowler!—Cmrfwast* Ah
A pound of United i
reiualiy worth $14$. A
llva-ceut piccaa h worth
ItalM nauu* h