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PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1889. ,
Kobort Dalton, a deputy UulUd States
tuarsbal in Oklahoma,' was killed ', by Lef
West, a niroiishinor, who in turn was shot
, by Dalton , before the--. latter expired.-
Charles It. Bolimau, of the .National Flsli
Commission, died in theswampsof Southern
worgla, Toni Condor, a Mormon mur
dorer, was hanged in'Jftirbjefor killing
Jack Riley- -At a grade crossing in South
Amboy, Francis Mulligan and Neils Nlolson
, 'were killed.- Henry iTbornhilL a tougb
character, shot and killed William Barrett,
a well-to-do farmer fn Aurora. Nobruska.
Horace Lebring, of Three O.ikH, Mich., wai
wrested charged with attempting to poison
fiis father, mother and sister in order to get
, possession of tne farm. It is reputed that
the wheat crop 'of Dakota is 3,1,000 bushels
, bliort. Michael Bolak, the murderer ' of
Michael Beilinshlre, was hanged, in Belvf-
dere, N. J.- Ex-Stata Senator D. J.Creigh
f-Sin r9 Cnn 17.... l 4.. ..
VTft. uail Mr K alll.inl;!). mill W MIZl VI I III i. 1 II I V
. bribing, and who escaped, has given himself
up, i-The nailers of the Brooks Iron Com.
. pany at Birdsboro, Pa., have decided not to
, accept the reduction proposed by the com
1 K. C "Jordan, proprietor of the Jordan
White Sulphur Spriugs, Va., died of blood
poisoning, tho result of a squirrel bite.
In a collision between two freight trains on
the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad,
near Boonville, Mo., one" hundred and fifty
Lead of cattle were killed. A wagon con
taining five persons was struck by a railroad
train near Clinton, : Iowa. ' Mra. Frederick
Burkenshaw and Miss May Beokman were
killed and the others in jured.Siran Bures,
colored, charged with the murder of a whito
man named Whiteburso at Iuka. Miss., was
lynched, Henry Kellar, a deputy sheriff
of Columbus, Ind., was fatally beaten by
William Henry, beeausa Kellar went walk
ing with Henry's daughter. -The new cen
sus of the city of St. Paul, Minn.', shows a
population "of .193,247. '7 -A ' sheriff's posse
charged upon a lot of striking miners near
Braidwood, 111.,' aud several men were shot.
.-. Secretary Blaine denies the rumors of
his resignation. - At a picnic at Rea's Run,
. ou the Ohio, river a fight occurred, in which
Jacob Francis was fatally stabbed and two
: other men in jured.-The scarcity of cattle
In Euro'ps has led to arrangements being
made in Chicago for enormous shipments of
cattle during the next three months. A
runaway .couple named Robert Smuthwaite,
aged twenty-two years, and , Anna Stevens,
aged fifteen years, of Steubenville, 0. j were
arrested in Philadelphia, the girl being
charged with stealing $5,000 from her father.
"Several Iron manufacturers of Coates
ville, Pa., have increased the wages of their
employes ; - ,.,
v . Fire at Lancaster Pa., destroyed valuable
storehouse property, causing losses aggra
vating . fJ0a,000.-r Augustus - Rosenberg,
aged, forty-five years, at Somerville, Mass.,
murdered Mrs. Catherine Smith, with whom
' be had . boon living, and her fourteen-year-old
son, and also shot and seriously injured
tho woman's two other children, completing
the terrible tragedy by leaping from a win
dow himself and dying. Frequent earth
quake shocks, have been felt about Obispo
couaty, Cal.- CL L. Gillespie, late door
keeper of the Nebraska Senate, is under
: arrest ' irr fsburg, charged by his wife
iiaWiarceny.- Three' . prispuers
were siiiTocatetf 1n a fire that destroyed the
jail at Jacksonville, Oregon. Joseph Web
ber, a prominent citizen of. Chicago, com
mitted suicide,' -Frank H. Tiernan, a Chi
cago sport in bad luck, killed himself, A
letter from Panama states that the steamer
Ropel, from Valparaiso, was ' wrecked at
Castro and eleven of her crew lost. The.
Otis Iron and Steel Works,' at Cleveland,
Ohio, have been sold to English capitalists
for Jl,5O0,O0O.; Alfred Greene, an insane
Swede .in the Michigan State .Asylum,
stabKX James T. Jackson to the heart with
a f etcher knife. -breorgeDe Weight fatally
stabbed a man named - Meaney in the Michi
gan State House of Correction, in ' mistake
for Charles Stanley, another inmate, with
whom be had quarreled.- C, B. Fulton
and Miss Mary Ault, were instantly killed
by a cart in which they were riding being
struck by a train near Bellaire, Ohio.
Levi tSbrhart, a young "man, was killed on
the Northern Central Railroad near York,
Pa. John Daly and Andrew. McGregor
- were killed, and several other men injured
by a dam breaking at' Pittsburg. Tbe
tanks of the Consolidated Oil Company, at
St. Joseph, Mo. , werj struck by lightning
and- destroyed, .: Loss $75,000. Thomas
Jefforsori, colored, was hanged at Memphis,
Tenn.. for tbe murder of William Razland.
THE GREAT SALT TRUST.
A Capliil of Twenty-Million What
lh Coin M ho Proposes to Do "
. E. D. Wheeler, of Manistee, Mich., one ot
the most prominent salt manufacturers in
the West, i ves an outline of the plans of
the propo Id international suit trust. The
associutic i will be organized with a capital
of f S0.0IX p0O, and will he inocrporated
under tbe laws of New York. . . '.
"There has been a disastrous war waged
betweon producers in Michigan and Kansas
and New York." Mr. Wheeler said. "We
have been shipping Silt from Chicago, the
distributing point, to places in Kansas, pay
ingjlper tiarrel. freight and selling it at
t We have also shipped 16 Kast at the
tame exorbitant rates. , The Kansas and
New York producers have been sending salt
into our territory with like results loss both
to tbt'tn and to us. After the association is
formed euch manufacturing point will be
apportioned its own dixtrict. , The loss on
tlie long freight haul will be adjusted, and
prics will go up ten cents a barrel." ,
The Hssociatloa will begin business on Jan
nary 1 next. Of the stock, $5,0U(,0W) wjll
be held by English capitahwt.
mai t""t the nowlt atwa) neri.H a i wifj
ding present a ropy of "Tiu'ir WovJJinjf
Jour- J," bou;!i in white velvet.
MM OF THE WEEK.
Business Inactive, but the Fall
Outlook Excellent. , v
Prices Reported Firm in Commission
Dry Goods, Building MuU;rials,
Farniturj,. and . Curiet TI16 .
Stock Mar k t.t r :v
. Special telegrams torowstrccrs in.''ca!jj
that tbe volume of general trade through.
out the country, while a little more active
In special localities, docs not on the whole,
show much increase. The outlook for tbe
Autumn businrs is generally considered ex
cellent, and good crop prospects have already
bad an influence on the country demand at
New Orleans, Kansas City and St. Joseph,
Lumber proves an excep: ion, In that It is
weaker at Western centres. ' . . v 1 1
, A satisfactory increase in trade, accom
panying increased firmuess In prices, is re
port xi in dry doods (commission), building
materials, furniture and carpet trades. -
The New York stock market is active and
Bxclted, but the recovering tendency of
prices on the Western and Trunk Line Rail
roads' settlements have been arrested by fur
ther unfavorable symptoms and by a sudden
break in the Lead Trust .Bonds are firm,
and good demand is shown, for high grade
issues. Money on call is easy at 3 and 4 per
cent, but time loans are higher, and tbe
market it becoming sensitive to the influence
of approaching Westward drain. :. About
$l,50tf,000 gold was engaged for shipment to
France, though the condition of exchange
shows it to be a spoctal transaction.
, Demand sterling is 4 87a4.8S. Money at
other lluaucial centers is k J most uniformly
firmer than at New York. Our report of
gross railway earnings for June last shows a
relatively lighter gain than in Moy over
1&S8 For six. months o: 1S3U tho report,
while favorable, is less than for five months
of the year. '. ' . '. ... : '
Breadstutfs have been very Irregular,
starting with a quick advance early in the
week on damage 10 tbe Spring .wheat crop
and higher cables, aud declining on better
weather reports, heavier receipts of now
Winter, slacking export request aud " free
speculative sales. Wheat advanced to '9 Jo.,
and closed over 3o lower, ljc oil on the
week. Flour gained 10nl5c. on free move
ment, but lost most of it. Corn lost a o.
gain over last week, and closed heavy with
wheat; oats were off 1 Vc. Exports of wheat
(and flour as wheat), both : coasts, aggregate
1,553,055 bushels, against 1,404.710 bushels
last week, and I,592,?7S bushels in tbe second
week of July, ISSN. Our Melbourne cable
states that there were 2,891,000 bushels of
wheat -'-'"in sight" in .Australia and New
Zealand July 1. v.y ...'.;--..---
Raw sugars have; declined at New York
1-lOgC. on cable advices of a heavy specu
lative decline at Loudon from 27b. 9d, to 24s.
for July. Holders are conservative. ' Ex-
pert opinion inclines to the belief that "our
refiners will naturally take advantage of the
reaction abroad to buy sugar, and the reac
tion will be "short-lived. n . The demand for
refined is light. ; Prices are barely steady.
. Speculation in-coffee has been more confi
dent and an advance of fully la per pound
is a result. Consumption of coffee in Europe
nuu w uniiuu out auring iu past twelve
months is placed at 9,247,90S bags, against
8,0.52,130 bags in the preceding year.
Our advices from San Francisco are that
an attempt is being made to bull the salmon
market 011 estimates of only half the expected
pack in Alaska. or 1 a .
Fall-wear cotton and light-weight clothing
woolens are more active and prices are tirni.
Raw wool is strong and active at the interior
and la fair sale at the seaboard on free ar
rivals. Rawcottou isc higher at New
York and Liverpool on good demand and
Btnall stocks. - - -s
, The Earl of Zetland, the new viceroy ot
Ireland, enjoys an income(salary included)
of about $375,000 a year. - -
Wisconsin takes the lead in public school
"nawuess," at least, and now educators and
newspapers in that State are discussing
a proposition to establish baths in publio
schools. - .5 ?
Mr. Parish, of Berrien county, Ga., it
doubtless the youngest sheriff in the State.
When elected he had to wait three months
to become of age before he could be sworn
Into office. - ,
John Shootsman, Tennesseean, republican
and able-bodied citizen, has named his re
cently arrived triplet infants two boys and
acid after the President and the Presi
dent's wife. . - '
A .Mnsselraan woman has just died in
Meean Meer. India, credited with one hun
dred and fifty years of age. She was blind,
deaf and dumb, and almost Inanimate. She
died in the house of a grandson, who is over
eighty. . - v
The Paris Journal des Debats has just cel
ebrated its one bundreth anniversary. At-
tacnea to its stair have been Chateaubriand,
Thieos, Renan, Taine and Jules Simon.
Berlioz was its musical critic. . v
James Edwin Vardeman, who died last
week near Sparta. Go., could repeat the
names of all tbe .Senators and Representa
tives iu Congress from tha beginniug of the
A Connecticut man who died the other
day left nearly all of his property to a
widow who bad refused to marry him. An
exchange suggests that this was a very
substantial way of showing bis gratitude..
The burglars who went through John Mar
tin's bouse at Wesc Buxton, Me. , tbe other
uight were both hungry and thirsty, ' Mrs.
Martin says she is out a barrel of pork, part
of another barrel and thirty gallons of cider.
An old couple named Thompson, living in
s filthy hut in Allegheny,- Pa., had thirteen
dogs aud some cati. ; The man has been sent
to a hospital, ana the- woman refused to go
to tbe poorhouse. The dogs have been killed.
The Cherokee .Indians support over one
hundred common schools, with an aggregate
of 4,05!) pupils, and a high school for boys,'
with 211 students. They are just completing
a seminary that will accommodate ltRJ stu
dents. 1 . - . 1
The leading candidate for meanest man
lives in tbe United States Jives in Milton,
Pa. , He refused to give up some timber
which floated on bis loc, and which belonged
to a man who bad rescued him from his
Hood-wrecked house, , r
' Tho schooner Golden Hind, from Grand
Banks, arri ved at Gloucester, Massachusetts.
She had on 'jboard two men of the French
schooner GoWges, picked up June 13 in a
dory. , Captain Hoppoll reports that ou June
12, on the wVtera part f Bank Quero, full
in with the Franca flsbrng schooner Georges,
of St. Pierre, Wt anchor and Hying signals of
distress. HarWptain reported ttiut all his
crew of eight nie.il had got astray, und asked
assidtariire to gc;t his veswl umlor way.
Nothiu-' was tior heard of the missing
moil. 1 hose pictt'.'d up wtrt forwardcJ to
the Frc cou:..'.o at Coalyu. 5
' THREE SCORE AND TEN,
V - ' 1 M f . . .? - ' . 'A,; : - IV ,. , . - - . -
Mrs. Julia . Ward Howe, who sometime
since celebrated, at her home in Boston, the
seventieth anniversary of her birthday, was
the recipient of many gifts and letters from
tbe leading authors and reformers. Among J
these was a beautiful chocolate pot in re-
pousse silver. Upon the bottom was tbe
following inscription: "Presented to Julia
Ward Howe on her seventieth birthday by
the Fortnightly Club of Chicago, May 27,
1889."- - -
The letters contained congratulations from
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, George William
Curtis, Richard Watson Gilder, Mrs. Mac
Veigh, of the Chicago Fortnightly Club,
Sculptor Story of Rome and others. Mr.
Gilder dropped into poetry with this senti
ment: '.'-. ' , ' :,
How few have rounded out so full a life, ; ,
- Priestess of righteous war and holy peace;
Poet and sage, friend, sister, mother, wife,
Long be it ere that nobie heart shall cease.
ABOUT NOTED PEOPLE.
' John Wanamaker's life ' is insured for
11,000,000.. . - 'W ,- - ! T: c: .
- Young Kaiser Wllhelra will not permit
his army officers to go to the Paris Exhibi
tion. . , . . ' .
Mrs. Hearst wife of Senator Hearst, has
gone to Europe, to visit Franoe, Norway and
Sweden, .. . . . y .,
: Andrew Carnegie admits that be in writing
his memoirs, but they are be says, intended
for posthumous publication.
I Professor Blackle asserts that a century
ago was a time of miserable humbug, awl
says he is thankful for better days. v
--. John Randolph Tucker has abandoned
politics to become professor of law in the
Washington and Lee University at Lexing
ton, Va. "
' J. Stanley Brown, Garfield's private sem
tary, who married Miss Mollis Garfield, is to
settle down in Washington, and intends to
practice law there. t
Tbe postmaster general of Slain Is nimed
Domdeteh Phra Chow Nong Ya Thor Chow
Fa Bhanuvanqsi Swanguonqse Kooma Phra
Bhanubhandawouqsee Varadey. ' .
Mr. Robert Garrett and party have arrived
at Long Braach, and are stopping at. the
West End Hotel. Mr. ' Garrett is accom
panied by his physician. Dr. Jacobs, aud is
looking very well. V- . - :
Congressman Laird, uf Nebraska, who
was so seriously ill last winter that his life
was despaired of,' is now convalescing at
Atlantic. City. . He is slowly improving in
health and strength, and is able to walk sev
eral miles every day. , ; .
Samuel P. Avery has purchased of Dr. ;W.
F. Charming the famout Gibbs-Chanuing
portrait of Washington, by Gilbert Stuart,
which was seen at the recent Centennial ex
hibition, and has added it to his own private
collection. r , .
'' Mark Twain aud Mr. Deew furnished the
fun for the Yale alumni at the New Haven
commencement. Mr. Clemens complained
that though President Oilman, of - Johns
Hopkins, University, spoke most elegant
English, be couldn't spell "John" correctly.
A law school for women is to be estab
lished in New York next fall by Mrs, Emily
Kompin, I.L. 1). The system of teaching
will be that of European universities, all the
instruction being given in the form of lec
tures. Mrs. Kempin: is a graduate of the
University of Kunoh, Switzerland, and is a
lawyer of note. . , -. -,'. - . ; .. ; . "
Representative Shively, of Indiana, who
was married to Mum Emma Jenks, one of
the prettiest young women of Washington,
is noted in congressional circles for his ready
wit and genial manners. He is one of the
youngest men in Congress, being only thirty
two years of age. ' He first appeared in Con
gress to fill the unexpired term of Repre
sentative Calkins, and then went back to
Ann Arbor in time to get his degree from
tho University Of Michigan.
Autonia Aste. the prince of the New York
bootblacks, was married in great style in
that city. He owns a number of the most
valuable stands in town, and is the propri
etor of several tenement houses all pur
chased by money raised in blacking shoes.
Ills undo is a pretty young Italian girl
named Annie lWhiorl, who wore on the
occasion a white silk dress trimmed with
valuable laca They will go' to Europe for
their bridal tour. ' --
SIX THOUSAND . WERE LOST.
A "Waterspont Dursts in a District in
China Villains Flooded.
Tbe steamer City of New York arrived at
San Francisco from Hong Kong aud Yoko
hama. ' Tbe Japan Gazette of the 30th ult,
contains the following: 1
"Intelligence has been received at H0112
Kong from Klaying Chan prefecture, in the
Northeast of KwaugTung, that early on tbe
morning of tbe 2d of June the Chan Ping
and Ping Yuen districts were flooded by the
bursting of ,a.- waterspout or tornado, de
scribed by tbe . Chinese as a water dragon,
aud the level country was flooded with nearly
thirty-sir feet of water. The"; villages of
Chae Kon and Ha Kb Haul in trie Ping Yuen
district, and Cueong'fan, Hop Lui, Ngai Ku,
Sam Chan Klu and Ban t'o iiui, in the Chan
Ping district, were overflowed, many houses
being wholly swept away, while others were
inundated. Upwards ot sit thousand lives
were ioac" .
King Humbert, of Italy, squandered
more thfwj $100,000 'luring bi 1 four dim"
visit to l!crlia. .
. JOLIA WAKD BOWB. .
Two thousand bakers in Berlin are on a
. The prlco of flour has been advanced in
London.: -' -; -.
Herr Weber, lately German consul to
Samoa, died at Hamburg.
' Russia bat declined to take part In the In
ternational Labor Congress at Kerue.
Queen Victoria has donated 50 to the suf
ferers by tbe railroad accident near Ar
magh,. Ireland. :
The Prince of Mlngrella, formerly a can
didate for tbe Bulgarian throne, has died in
the Caucasus. , .
. Count Merveldt has been appointed Gov
ernor of Upper Anstiia In place of Baron
Wober, retired. ',
In a re-ballot for municipal officers at
.Cette, France, the socialists gained a victory
Th FiifJ.h Chamber of Deputies has
adopted a bill pKJvid,,,8 for the purchase of
telephones by tbe StatS ' ; . v
Thirty-seven more bodied fea,re bmn taken
from tbe coal pit at St. Etieni Fraooo lo
which an explosion occurred. .. " - ;
Evictions continue on the Clanrioard2fr
tate in Gal way,, Ireland. The Uousoa
evicted tenants are demolished. - y
Whaling vessels which have arrived at
Dundee report that sealing and whaling ves
sels in Greenland waters are meeting with
phenomenal success this season.
1 The Clyde shipbuilders have given notice
of a lock-out. t Their object is to force the
striking riveters to return to work. , .
' Mr. Bates, one of the American commis
sioners to the Samoa conference, has gone
to Ems, where he will remain two weeks. :
The London St. James Gaxette, in order to
avert further scandals, has paid the claim of
Frederick Greenwood, its former editor, for
breach of contract , - ; U
Representatives of the cotton manufac
turers of Lancashire and Yorkshire met at
Manchester, England, and decided to run on
half time for one month. 7 "
The yield of gold in Queensland during
the past half year amounted to iftO.lMJ
ounces, an increase of Kio.oOO ounces over
the preceding half year. . t , v., a :
7 Four thousand weavers Jaegernsdorf,
Austria, have struck work. An otlicial pro
clamation has been issued warning the
strikers against committing excesses. - ";
The amount of 'the loan to be negotiated
by the Bundesrath of Switzerland for the
purchase of rifles for the army is $'25,000,0(10
francs. The rate of interest to bw paid is
3) percent. , , :
'.' M. Goblet, formerly minister of foreign
affairs of L. France, in an address at - Liile
declared that Boutangism in no way endan
gered the republic. He said it was ouly
necessary to destroy the movement. ;.
The ixtudon Pall Mall Ga9ttu says that
the blockade ot tlaytieu ports is plainly In
effective, and that Great Britain has, there
fore, notified Hay ti not to molest British
vessels visiting insurgent port.
T3 testimony before the Parnell commis
sion showp l that the London Times' articles
on "Paruellism and Crima" were an elab
orated reprint of "Parnellism Unmasked,
compiled hy lucnara rlgott, the informer,
who committed suicide in Madrid.
The French steamer Anadyr, bound from
Marseilles for Yokohama, has been sunk
outside of Aden Bar by collsiion with the
French steamer Oxus, from Yokohama for
Marseilles. The Oxus was only slightly
damaged. r : r !: -. ; ' .
It is reported at Vienna that fifty Russian
offioera have passed Bralia, Roumania, on
tbeir way to Servia. There are also rumors
that the Russian government has been send
ing material of war and pontoons to Reni,
in Besarabia, and to the mouths of . tbe
WORK AND WORKERS:
Chicago has 40,000 people out of work.
Albany barbers demand Sunday closing.
The sash, door and blind men are all doing
a good business.
San Francisco's 1,300 shoe-workers tai 01
getting into one union. : v -
Grand Rapids. Mich. , makes 13,000 pairs
of wooden shoos yearly.
Sweden has a machine that makes 1,003,-
000 boxes of matches daily.
Iron bricks are being successfully used in
Germany for paving purposes.
Germanv has last secured its first railway
construction job in Australia. .
Farmers at Grass Valley, CaL , offered $3. 25
per day and board for laborers. v ; (
In April over 310,000,000 cigars were made
five for each inhabitant of tbe united
States. ' tv. ' .';, v :,' . - '..'."-?'' .
In the Northwest farm laborers are hold
ing mass-meetings in the fields to discuss tho
wage question. , ; , : . .
' There are eleven grain elevators in St.
Louis, with an aggregate value of 14,000,000.
They have all been consolidated under a
tingle management. ,
India cotton workers put in fourteen hours
per day, including eunuay. J.ny are al
lowed to enjoy five of tbe fifteen holidays in
a year. They make about $5 a month. - ;
The ' movement to units . the various
branches of railway employes projressed so
far at Chicago ss to combine tbe firemen,
brakemenand switchmen into one federa
tion..,'.:: i f, ' : ' ." f :
Durins the oast week the fires have been
put out in all the flint-glass manufactories
in the country, according to custom. Some
of them willl be start.-d agaiu in August and
others in Septembers -
A railroad official estimates that the Penn
sylvania Company bos lost $3,000,000 in
bridges alone. That company has already
purchased 4,000,000 feet of lumber for re
construction purposes. .. ' "..
The managers of the London and North
western Railway Company have issued an
order by which every man in the company's
service is entitled to a week's holiday on full
pay every year.-: It is reported that other
British railway companies will follow this
One of the growing industries of San
Diego county, Colo., is the manufacture of
asbestos goods. An extensive plant it
erected at Pacific Beach, which cost several
thousand dollars, at which cement and roof
and bouse paint are manufactured. Mors
machinery is being added to increase facili
ties, and a new kiln is being built to make
asbestos brick. . Tbe works will use a c"
load of raw asbestos every week.
The United States has lS.SOO.OOO cotton
spindles and the number of looms nfht be
placed at oUO.000. European statistics are
unsatisfactory for any exact information.
KUlson, estimate of spindles for 1888 was as
follows for the world: Great Britain, 42,
7!i),000r Continental Europe 33,:80,00();
United States, 13.525.00J, aud E-t India,
2 -100,000, making a total of SJ, 133,000 apin
dus, against 8t,fji0i"0i for Th pres.
t nuiiiter f'f l.oopi in Great JirUfUn U
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INTERESTING NEWS COMPILED
PROM MANY SOURCE 4. ' -
A new building and loan association has
just been organised in Durham, N. C '
-William Sbelton.a young railroad man,
committed suicide at Atlanta. Ga.. by taking
morphine. ; - .. ' .' ,
Tbe Lynchburg (Va.) Industrial Society
will hold their annual fair 00 tbe 8th, 9th,
10th and lith of October next. - -A
regular waterspout struck Lyncbbnrg,
Va.. flooding stores and residences, and
causing a loss of nearly $10,000. , ; ; ".'; - ':
- Wm. Garson and Captain W. A. Lloyd,"
while fishing off Wrigbtsville. N. C., were
drowned by their boat capsizing. - i.
Kr a noes Cooper, colored, of Mt. Pleasant,
Flo., has confessed to poisoning three colored
women whom be invited to dinner. . .. .'
Prof. Ralph Hi Graves died at Raleigh,
N. C, from the effect ot the wounds inflicted
upon himself in his recent attempt to com
mit guicide. d,;
There was a slight shock of -earthquake
at Charleston, S. C, lasting about ten sec
onds. Buildings were shaken, but no dam
age wasjdone. - ' .. :;"
- It is estimated that the orobable 'mort-
J gage indebtedness in Frederick county, Md.
" rkjS nrocant. Mnu will rnflnh Kit AITfjrAfmtft
of morUe0000 1 V
prnlr flan and Sam Cronln got Into
r.2 J.:virl at a picnic near Horse
M'Aiuntv. W. Va.. and
Cronin shot Millan dei
-Tbe Riverside Iron
Out the contract for buildineJf "Jlblasl
f nrnace of greater capacity thai? their pres
ent one at lien wood, W. Va.
Mr. G. Kline, of Hagerstown, Md.,' ex
hibits a bunco of wheat, consisting of ninety
six stalks of fully developed beads, the pro
duct of a single grain of wheat. -,
They hay crop in Frederick county. Md.,
will be large, and in many places where the
wheat bos been thrashed tbe yield has been
found better than was expected.
Lewis Koontz, aged .17 yenrsr a son of
Charles Koontz, of Huntiugton, W. Va
was drowned In the Ohio river about 4
o'clock,, while in tbe water bathing.
Carroll Division, Sons of Temperance.
of Westminister, Md., have decided to tear
down their building and rebuild at once,
replacing by a substantial and handsome
building. . ' . '''!:: : Yv'-.,
Near - Tunnel Hill, Ga.. Martin Love.
colored, attempted a felonious assault on Miss
Addie Rogers, a white girl. He was caught
late in tbe day ana lynched by a masked
mob. ' ' v'oV: '' !:i--v. "v-- '
A. B. Privett, while erased with drink,
committed suicide in Goldsboro', N. C, by
takine laudanum. Prompt medical attention
was summoned but could only prolong his
life a few hours.
John Dinkleman, an aged German ped
dler, was struck by a train on the Ohio
River railroad in Parkersburg, W. Va., and
sustained injuries from which be died In
two hours. ' '"..'.
A'summarv of one hundred and thirtv-
five replies to inquiries sent out by the Au
gusta (Ga.) Exchange through seventeen
counties in Georgia and Carolina, indicate
the cotton crop to be from five to twenty
- Mr. Steiner, of Frederick, Md., who re
cently discovered ochre beds on one.of his
farms, is still meeting with great success.
He opened the earth to the depth of nine
feet and finds the quality of ochre superior
to the first found. - .
Young Whitebursf, book-keeper for
Branch, Cone & Co., of Spring Hope, Nasb
county, N. C, committed suicide by shooting
himself through the heart. It is thought
that irregularities in his books caused him
to commit the act. .
-While a passenger traiu was standing
at Oakdale, Tenn., at 5.30 a. ra., it was run
into by a south-bound train on tbe Cincin
nati Southern,, wrecking - tbe engine and
potsal car of the south-bound train. Nobody
was hurt beyond bruises.
The outline for tbe programme for Alle
ghany county, Md., centennial celebration
has been agreed upon. September 24 will
be literary day, tbe 25th trades display and
tbe 26th civic and Military parade. Each
day is to have minor features. ' :;
A horse driven by Mrs. Troxell, of Ha
gerstown, Md.,' ran away and collided with
the team of Mr. Bankert. This animal also
became frightened and started another horse
driven by Mr. Teigley. Matters became
exciting for a little while, but the only
damage done was the breaking of Mr.
Bonkert's buggy. ;
Tbe warehouses occupied by J. W. Tem-
le & Co., furniture, cotton and rice straw;
lores Bros., pianos and organs, and Charles
Kolshorn & Co., beer bottlers, at Savannah,
Ga., were destroyed by fire. Tbe total loss
is $30,000, with $4,000 insurance.
The State treasurer of North Carolina
has just decided that boards of county com
missioners have no right to change valuation
of property where no improvements or de
preciation have occurred since- the last;
Willie Bodensteln, near Wheeling, W.
Va., dropped bis bat on the track of the B.
& a, and taking a stick was trying to re
cover it when the train passed, and be was
drawn under the wheels, which crushed the
life out of bim. ,
Mr. Gibbons, of Barnesville, W. Va .has
a brood of domestic patridges. They were
batched by an old hen, who takes kindly to
tier nimble little flock, and is evidently not
aware of the deception. . . ; y
Work has been discontinued at the Vir
ginia ore bank, between Shepberdstown and
Harper's Ferry, W. Va., tbe Sa very Com
pany having had it stopped on account of
the washing of the ore discoloring the water
so that tbe pulp mill could not be operated.
John Wright, one of tbe most prominent
farmers of Washington county, Va', had
bis barn destroyed by lightning. The barn
and its entire contents, consisting of a thou
sand bushels of wheat, grain drill, barness,
&&, and two very valuable horses. Loss
between $2,000 and $2,500; no Insurance
-Mrs. E. W. Barber, an' old lady living
near Lafayette, Ala., was bitten by a rattle
snake a few1 days ago. She became very ill
for a few hours and afterwards became
totally blind. Otherwise she has entirely
recovered from the effects of the bite. - Her
physicians do not know bow to account for
A youth while at work In tbe harvest
field of Mr. John Bastorday, near Petersville,
Md., fell m f rout of a self-binder while it
was in operation and bad one of his arms
caught in the binding section. ' Before he
could be extricated Lis arras were badly
lacerated, two knots having; been tied in his
flesh. - ., V- -'' - j -
MrsrClayton, of Cumber buid.Md. .during
a thunderstorm, went to close a window up
stairs, when she was stunned by a flash of
hgbtuing. ' Her cheek wasi singel by the
flash, the mark left having the appearance of
a severe sunburn. In tbe room below whre
8 he stood a rouna hole one inch in diameter
is seen in the plastering. '
The Wheeling Bridge Company, who
propose to build a bridge betweon Wheeling
una' the is I. -ind and from the iland to JItua
viro, W, Va., iia!( ' t
men published, of its fnteniion to apply to
the secretary of war for his approval of its
plans and permission to construct the bridges.
Charles Walker, an employe at Wood's
saw mill, at Rush Run, Fayette county, W.
Va., was killed in a drunkeu row with an
unknown negro, who escaped after tho shoot
ing. Four shots were fired, two of which
took effect in Walkers' breast, inflicting a
The farmers of Frederick, Md. complain
that a small block fly is proving particular
troublesome to tbe cows this summer. The
flies settle ia great numbers about too base
of the horn and on top of the bead between
the horns, and are a serious torment, ,
Tbe Luray (Va.) Mills Company hav
disposed of their property at public sale for
$10,000; Messrs. W. M. FieMiug, T, B. lien
aids, John Jr. Grove, John W. Rothgeb aud
A. J. Huffman becomine the purchasers at
that price, it is tbe purpose of the new
company to run the mill at a much' larger
capacity than heretofore. ;
- The planing mills and sash and blind
factory of Parsley and Wiggins, at Wil
mington, ' N. C, were destroyed by fire.
Two saw mills were sa veil The loss is from
$10,000 to $15,000; partially covered by In
surance. Tbe schooner Vrooman, lying at
the wharf loading with lumber, wm ahm
burned. The total loss is about $30,000. . v
Last Spring many of tbe farmers in .
Chatham and Moore counties, ri. v., in view
of the scarcity of aeed corn, planted their
fields with western corn, received in most
cases, from tbe department at Washing ton,
D. C Tbe general complaint now ia that
the corn has tassled at the height of three
feet and produces very little grain. :
The work of constructing the roadbead of
be Baltimore and Eastern onore Katlroad
Sin nrncrrvsa. trround was broken at K as ton
" & How, of New York, are the con- ,
UodetruSNgy uave difficulty in getting
tractors. --s:,m8 at Eaatou. and will pro
laborers and tAimore. iV
cure tbem in BalUv . , .
1 ng of the county com
At the Iasmeet. erftl amouat for
missioners to adjust 'heVu Q COUQt
the various expenses of Mo. . tJll
Md., for the previous fiscal yCl"
$87,277 24 was appropriated. Th 't
chiso tax of $443 5f on tho Sandy SpT-"6
Savings Bank. 4 Tbe county rate of taxat!
is on tbe $100. This added to the Stat .
tax will make tne tax 1 10 on toe iuu. ; ;
The large steamer Queen of St John's
burned to the water's edge at her wharf just
above tbe city. She waa owned by J. C.
Christopher, and was brought here from St.
John's river, Fia., last summer to run as an :
excursion steamer. She was an immense
boat, with a capacity for 1,200 passengers.
Tbe origin of tbe lire is unknown. Tne
steamer had been tied up since last season. '
She is said to have been partially insured.
The late rains have caused all the re
maining Irish potato crop around Norfolk,
Va., to rot in the. ground. Cabbage are
worthless to ship, and a large crop of tho
finest, ever raised are now left to rot in the
fields. The heavy fall- ot 'water beat tbe
corn flat to tha ground, which - will causa
great injury, and the peanuts ou maoy farms
have been washed up by tbe roots. .
Jake Morris, janitorof the City Hall,
and who belonged to every secret order In
tbe city of Atlanta, Ga., laughed himself to
death a few days ago. lie attended ths
Masonic loage ot wuicu ue wm memoer.
When he left the lodge room he was accom- .
panied by Professor Otto Spahr, who bad 1
lost bis bat and was compelled to go bare
headed until they reached Morris's room.
Prof. Spahr noticed that his friend laughed
immoderately, a thing which seldom hap
pened. Next morning Morris was found
dead by the servant. The theory is that ha
laughed so immoderately as to bring on pal-
Siitation of the heart, to which be was bub
ect. ' ' ; '"...1,' ,
TO DISCUSS EDUCATION.
Session of the National; Council In
Nashville Subjects to be Discussed.
The National Council of the Educational
Association opened its four days' session in .
Nashville, Tenn, The general meetings of
the association . were opened ' at Cherokee
Park with a barbecue. Governor Taylor,
the mayor of Nashville, and the State super
intendent of instruction, extended words ot
welcome, to which the officers and others of
the association responded in appropriate
words, each section of tha country being
represented in a response,
About 4,500 delegates have arrived. Many
are absent at Lookout Mountain and on ex
cursions. Nearly every state and territory
Is represented, and delegates are pre seat
from Canada. . . :
Fifteen hundred delegates assembled in
the Theater Vendome. After tbe presenta
tion of a gaval from tbe Alabama delega
tion, tbe meeting proceeded to consider the
subject of manual training. Prof. Wood
ward, of St Louis, earnestly advocated
manual training. The subject of manual
training was assailed and defended, and its
future place in public instruction is unset
tled, so far as the convention considered
the subject. v ...
LIGHTNING'S QUEER HAVOC.
Playinar About a llonw and Stunning
' the Occupants. ., .'.
During a storm at Fredericksburg, Va.,
lightning struck the bouse of IL A. Carner,
almost completely wrecking it. Tbe light
ning first struck the north end of the house
at the top, ' and ; passing , down : tort off
every vestige of weather boarding. It then
ran down the stove pipe into the parlor,
where Mrs. Carner was sitting with a young
child in her lap, both of whom where stun
ned. ? From the parlor it ran to the dming
room, completely demolishing the table, set
ting the curtain on fire, aud destroying a
number of household articles, v From , tbe
dining-room it proceeded on Its way to tha
kitchen, and passing a small table, on which
wereasetot knitting k needles, completely
melted them. In . tbe kitchen were five
laborers, all of whom were severely stanned,
but otherwise uninjured. Leaving tto house
the electric fluid ran on a wire ciothes-lme
which was attached from the bouse to a
cherry tree, and demolished both. Nearly
allot the window glass in the house wai
shivered. There were eight people ia tb
house at the time, but none were killed,
although all were stnnned. ,
. Db. Shakp has made a communication
to the Smithsonian Institute on tlu iish
eatini bats of Trinidad. On examiua
ttonhe found tho remrvins of fish in
their stomachs. It was buM, they catch
their food by means of the membranti
whioh extends between the lower limbs,
Roforrinff to tho report tlmt (vrtain bat
of tho region stick the bUxid of aiiimftU
he stated that.-1 hoy lert.-inly LiU IV"
toos or tl - ' u-f of hum"," Iv
hiul. ' 0 c f til- K