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PLYMOUTH, N. 0., FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1889.
' Tien Bates, while umpiring a game of ball
la Owensboro, Ky became involved in a
iu' "kvjth Frank Morris. It ended In
taws stabbing Morris to denth,- Charles
Slaughter, a farmer living near Kirkmans
Ville, Ky,, committed suicide. -Morris
Crawford was kicked to death by some men
la Detroit with whom ho had quarrelled.
-Mrs. Myranda Lawyer, wife of Bishop
lawyer, who had been adjudged insane by
tta county court, hung herself at Huntaville,
Mo.- The Bouthern part of Van Zaut
.county, Texss, is suffering from th-j acta of
a band of incendiaries, who4 are burning
thurcbes and school houses right and left.
Four of these buildings have baeu destroyed
within a week, and citizsna aro becoming
greatly excited -Cbnuncey Kniffen, of
Lake Mahopac, N. Y., shot his wife and bim-
, slf. Domestic trouble was the cause. -A
combination of all the cut nail mills is pro
posed. The Bell Telephone ConiDany won
its suit agai -st the Cushman company,
Cleveland, O. , capitalists have completed
arrangements to establish an iron tubing
factory in Ottawa, Ont. A. J. Uodson,
of Cincinnati, died from injuries received
while - discharging ;! fireworks.- Wayne
Wiluyer was arrested in : Lancaster, Tu.',
while endeavoring to wreck a freight train.
Upward of half a million dollars have
fccen subscribed in Syracuse, N. Y., to the
North" American Salt Association. Lewis
Brothers, one of the largest dry goods and
commission houses in the country, has made
an assignment Liabilities aro estimated at
Hl&VWO. The alledged murderers of Dr.
Cronia were arranged in conrt in Chicago.
A battle is reported to have taken place
in Hayti. tlippolyte was defeated.- Mrs.
Win. Irwin ami one of her, children were
killed at a crossing in Washington, Pa., by
a train.--5rs. Doles, widow of the Confed
' erata General George N. Doles, who was
killed at Cold Harbor, died in Atlanta, Ga
While Michael Merkel, a Pottsville coal
operator, wa3 cleaning a gun, it was dis
charged, the load entering his body and kill
ing him instantly. James Byrue, William
O'Neill and John Connell were arrested in
New. York on the charge of stealing thirty
'housa id pounds of coffee. Thomas Frey,
the murderer of John M. Cooper, has been
sentenced to death In .Cincinnati.- The
" B tuck men who hung Kate Mai woll and Jas.
' Averill admit that they assisted in the lynch
. ing. --The English syndicate baB bought
five breweries iu Faterson.N. J;, for $2,300,-
000. The son ef Marshall II. Mitchell,
United States consul at Kingston, has been
arrested , on the charge of burglary.
Chauncey Horton, a negro, "convicted of
brutal assault, was sentenced by a New Jer
sey justice to twenty years imprisonment
and to pay $1,000 fine.
At the meeting of the Executive Board of
the Knights of Labor a charter was denied 1
the sheet-iron workers of Pittsburg, who are
how on a strike. Gas exploded in a mine
" o! the Pennsylvania Coal Company in Wil
, kesbarre, fatally injuring three miners.
Sixteen holies of those lost by the flood
in West Virginia have been recovered.
Ferry Bros., of Chicago, recovered $7,1615
from the Wabash,- St Louis and Pacific
Railwajjor owelrj destroyed on the train
hT-rfrlffiCol. Roger Page, editor of the
JJarioy, N. C., Times-Register, was shot and
icstantly killel. A woman is at the bottom
of the tragedy. Hugh Collan, a veteran
killed himself in New'York. Mr. John R.
Carter, of Baltimore, was thrown from his
hors3 in Lenox, Mass., and seriously injured-
The St. Cloud Hotel, in Meadville, Pa.,
was destroyed by fire. Several . servants
were severely injured while effecting their
escape. While hunting for too bodies of
two children Stephen Billy was drowned in
. White' river.- Bishop Seymour, of , In
riiana, was married iu New York to Mrs.
tf ... Harriet Atwood Aymar, of Jersey City.
' Mrs. Hattie Gibson Heron, wife "of Rev
David Heron, and formerly of Tennessee,
lias been sentenctd to death by the Emperor
of Corea for preaching' Christianity,
Charles (Jiblen ana ira uaroun were sen
, tenced in New York to be hanged -
, , Governor Richardson, of North Carolina
U has accepted Dr. McDow's resignation as
surgeon of the First Battalion of Infantry.
It is proposed to have a single body of
the legislature in Dakota. The resolution is
now before the' constitutional convention.
A boat's crew was lost oft East Green
land while fast to a whale, which carried the
boat and orew down. -It is now known
that twenty-two lives were lost by the flood
In West Virginia,- Dan Malone, colored,
who attempted to ravish a white woman in
Covington, Ga., was taken from the officers
: and hung. There have been a number of
dnhs in the Conemaugh Valtey. Tramps
. In Princeton, N. J., are now obliged to work
.out their fines by breaking stone on the
streets.-- Gov. Merriam,of Minnesota, has
refused a pardon to Bob Younger. Ferdi-
nand ICnack has been arrested at Neenab,
Wis., charged with poisoning bis wife.
v Two , children were burned to death in
Columbus, O., by the explosion of a coal-oil
can -A seal ion was captured fn a shallow
pool near Lake Winnebago, m Wisconsin.'
The lasters in the shoe factories of O. B.
Lancaster, in Pittfield and Barnstoad, N. H
are out on a strike; The leather-workers
convention, held in Philadelphia, discussed a
plan to secure an wjuallaation of wages.
On hoy was killed and two others fatally In
jured while attempting toreros before a
train near Mahanoy City. John Carter,
,!l who killed Constible Keyno ds, of On ;n"
'A brier county, W. Va hiisbeen lynchod.J
"' J Chief Kueinewr Eldridgs Lawton, U. a !.,
,l iretiird, died at his home, South Boston, Xy.,
' retiroa, ot
raljsii The aecoauea leavesj a
id two children. He was sixfv
thivi' years U ago.- iwo caiuo iaiv s
till. t fi "1 1 1 i'1 AIhi: i.ier.jae, 'J. J ",
by cowluvs tt.vl h-i'igeJ, I
TRADE OF THE WEEK.
No Material Change In the Vol
ume of General Business.
LIsTit Gains in Soma Cities Latci
Crop Reports from tho Northwest
' Bf ore KncouralnI Bullish
Movement of Wheat
Special telegrams to BradstreeVa report
no material increase In tjie vo'une of gen
eral trade. In a few lines at several cities
slight gains are noted, but an average de
mand and moderate distribution appoar to
be the rule. At Kansas City tha volume of
trade Is rath yr below i that of a week ago.
Leather is quiet and hides are dull at Boston,
Th s weather in Louisiana and Texas has
helped the crops, and rice in the former
state promisos much better than a month
Iiter advices from the Northwest are not
as discouraging as to the wheat prospects as
earlier in ttiu week. Prioes of hos at West
ern markets are lower on heavy receipts,
aud cattle, all but bsst grades, are 10 centi
lower: An unusually largo number of cattle
are to ba exported within the next three or
roar months, ana nearly ail ths requisite
room on Glasgow and Liverpool steamers
has been engaged. The cause is the low
price bere and the shortage of the European
cattle crop. At New York groceries, dry
goods, country produce, naval stores, boots
and shoes (manufacturers) and paper are
As intimated in these columns the New
York and New Jersey brick makers have
agreed to stop work September 30 until next
season, providing su par cent of the capacity
Stock speculation at New York Is dull,
and prices are suoject to depression by bear
manipulation oi an apparently iimiiea cnar
acter. Bonds are dull with some depression
in speculative issues. The New York money
market is easy for call loans with a sensitive
undertone. (Jail loans dnd4 per cent For
eign exchange is easy for sterling aud high
for francs. Demand sterling, 4 87a 4 88.
f3,0(X),X)J gold was engaged tor shipment to
France. Exceptional interest, attaches to
the exhibit of net railroad earnings for May
and for five months. For May the com
panies show a gam oi lo.4 per cent in net,
6.6 per cent in gross. For five months the
net increase is 1U.7 per cent, against 5 per
cent in eross. ; .
Reported increased shortage of wheat In
Russia, Germany, Austria, Hungary and
India, in Dakota and Manitoba, hardening
markets abroad, delayed deliveries of do
mestic new crop and bull manipulation at
the West stimulated speculation and prices
advanced 4c, to ovo. lne reaction (West)
and increased offerings at seaboard cut
prices lc. Late domestic wheat crop re
ports are . less dumaging than those issued
early in the week. .Flour of preferred
brands has held its own. uorn has Ceen
higher. . Wheat trains 3 Wo on the week, and
corn Kc Exports of wheat and flour as
wheat (ootb coasts) aggregate 1,460,203 bush
els, against 1,558,055 bushels last week, and
1.40 J.OiXI bushels iu the third week in July.
1888. Nearly. 575,000 bushels of wheat and
flour as wbeac left the paciflo coast this
week. San Francisco advices are that a re
vival of demand for flour by China is ex
pected. ' - i t :
The serious break in beet sugar prices at
London last weetr caused a panic among
speculative operators wnk?u was c necked
only when banking houses extended tbe time
for rintr contracts to Siptember 15. Prices
have recovered some since. The effect on
cane sugar was eugnc, beyond cnecktng pur
chases for a time, prices having eased off
but a trifle. There is no change or new dis
covery in the statistical position of cane
sugar to alter tne pronounced duiiisq posi
tion of that staple. Raw has been shaded
Coffee advanced in speculative markets
about Ho per pound on actual demand.
Offers from Santos on a parity with New
York, indicating weasness at primary mar
kets, broke the price, and a drop at Havre
stimulated the reaction. The net gain on
the week is but c. '
Domestic dry goods at first hands are only
moderately active. Print cloths are 1-1 Go
lower, but other makes of cotton and woolen
goods are firmly held, with bleaohed cottons
showing a small advance. Brown and
colored cottons are sold up to production.
Regular jobbing trade is dull at New York
and Boston, but a fair package trade is do
ing. : Movement on orders is fully up to tbe
average. Raw wool is active at Boston, but
auiet at other seaboard markets. Prices are
firm. Uncertainty regardiug prices of man
ufactured goods render manufacturers slow
to buy. Raw cotton 4a quiet at unchanged
Quotations. Crop prospects are good.
SHOT THE EDITOR
Sensational Murder Over a Woman
at Marion, N. C.
Col. Roger J. Page,, a prominent lawyer
and editor of the Times-Register at Marion,
N. C, was shot and instantly, killed at that
place just after alighting from the midnight
train, which brought him from Round Knob,
v i He; bud gone a hundred yards from the
station, and was .leaning on the arm of his
friend. Judge Haywood, of Texas, while 00
his lett was another friend, when some one
came up behind him and shot him through
tbe neck, which was broken by tbe ball. His
assailant ran, mounted a horse and . fled the
town. A coroner's inquest was hurriedly
held, rendering a verdics of death by a per
son unknown. . - : ,
A young man had threatened to kill Col.
Page, and was seen following tbe dead man
at the station. Quite a crowd had gathered,
expecting trouble, and, indeed, the rumor
that some one intended injuring Colonel
Page was current iu the town, and when the
pisiol suofc was fired at midnight mauy pur
sons remarked that Colonel Pag) wo in
It is said that n woman is at the bottom of
NO SYMPATHY FOR OUTLAWS.
The Governor of Missouri lie fuses to
Pardon a Noted Outlaw.'.'
Bob Younger, the Missouri outlaw, roust
die in prison, lie is in the last 6tages of con
sumption, and prominent men of Missouri
have been trying to secure his pardon.
Governor Merrlam said to Colonel Bro
nough and Ex-Governor Marshall on their
presentation of a large petition: "I may
us well say to you now, once for all, that I
baU do nothing in the case nothing at all.
I bavo my own personal foelintj and prpjti"
dice in the niaU.-r, and I shouIJ not U moved
to interfere inthecasaof Bob or any of tnnin
even if Hay wood's wif could come buijc
from the erave ami k;ii your petit icn, or iif
j .lyw.sM jt hurviTii. ' u.v riiii-r s i-,,i!J -4
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
A water spout destroyed the town of Chil
api, State of Guerrero, Mexico.
The Chicago Coffee Company and ad
jacent properties in Chicago were damaged
by Are to the extent of $30,000. v
H. W. Larmonr and Cally Brenhelm were
drowned in the Patapscojrlvef, at Baltimore,
Md., by the upsetting of their boat '
Nathan Dueblor, a prominent citizen of
Tuukhannok Fa., was drowned in the Sus
quehanna river white on a fishing excursion.
Addie and Kate Gordon and Myrtle Cran
by, ranging in age from 11 to 14 years,
were drowned while bathing at Paoli, Kan
sas. , ,
The fifteen-year-old son of J. Range was
accidentally shot and killed by J. IL, Fergu
son, proprietor of a shooting gallery in
Richmond, Va. -
Charles Harner and Dentora Reifsnelder
were,strack by lightning and killed while
unloading grain on the farm of W. W,
Crapster, near Frederick, Md.
An old brewery building in Moline, Illi
nois; which was being torn down, suddenly
collapsed. Henry Hagger was killed, and
four others severely injured.
Two men, named Horner and Reifsnyder,
were killed by lightning while at work in a
barn ten miles south of Gettysburg. The
barn was burned and Horner's body con
lumed. Emanuel Kscassl, aged 16 years; and Chas.
Escassi, aged 14, were drowned while bath
ing in the Harlem river. New York. James
Montgomery, colored, aged 20, was drowned
while bathing ' near the foot of Seventy
second street '
- A freight rolu on the Northwestern Rail
way struck a wagon near Clinton, Iowa.- Of
the occupants, Mrs. Frederick Burkensbaw
was killed and Miss May Buckman badly
injured. Several children escaped with
slight injuries. Both horses were killed and
the wagon was demolished. -
Citizens of Seattle, W. T., through J.R.
Lewis, chairman of the Relief Committee,
have issued an address, in which they return
thanks for sympathy aud material aid ten
dered them by the people of the country
since the late conflagratim there. The ad
dress states that tbe city is being rebuilt as
fast as money aud men can do it
Thomas Fulton and his cousin. Miss Ella
Ault, were kiliod by a Baltimore & Ohio
freight train near Beilaire, Ohio, while riding
in a dog cart Tbe horse became frightened
and ran on the track ahead of the train.
Fulton's body was carried nine miles on tbe
pilot of the locomotive before the engineer
discovered that there had been an accident
The French brewery in Fort Wayne, In
diana, owned by C. L. Leutrevers & Son,
was destroyed by fire. Loss, $350,000; insu
rance, $'J,(XH). The ammonia tank of tbe
ice machine exploded, severely injuring
Alexander Dwings, Charles Noll and Chas.
Yonkers. r-'.--'v "'-vV: : '
v Alexander Parker, 19 years of age, son of
Courtiand T. Parker, of Perth Ambov, New
Jersey, was killed a few days ago. Tne boy
started with a son of the Rev. Dr. Post to
make a visit to friends in South 1 Amboy.
They missed tbe passenger train and boarded
a southbound freight. They clambered up
on the top of a car. In going under a bridge
Mr.. Parker was struck and knocked o I.
John Ryan, aged 9. years, and William
Gaertnes, aged 14 years, living in New York,
went boating on the Harlem river. When
tbe steamer Thomas S. Brennan came along
her paddle wheel struck the boat and Ryan
was drowned. The other boy fell inside the
p iddle wheel and after it made a couple of
revolutions he was thrown out in the river,
but was rescued. He will recover. 1 v
The steamer City of New York, which has
arrived at San Francisco from Hong Kong
and Yokohama, brought a copy of the Japan
Gazette, which contains news of a flood on
June 2d in the Chan Ping and Ping Yuen
districts. Many houses were swept away,
while others were inundated. Upwards of
6,000 lives were lost, -
While two cable cars orf tbe Vine street
line, in Cincinnati, were descending a grade,
the grip loosened and tbe cable dropped.
Attempting to stop the cars, the chain broke
and fell upon the rapidly revolving front
axle, becoming fastened to it Tbe flooring
of the cars was knocked out and a panic en
sued, everybody yelling to jump, which tbe
passengers did, and were tossed in every
direction, stunned and dazed. After the
cars were stopped it was found that Mrs.
William Talgate was killed and three other
passengers were severely injured, l
Red Pond, a body of water in the hill dis
trict of Pittsburg, caused by the choking of
a sewer, swept the barriers away early in
tbe morning. John Daly and Andrew Mc
Gregor were killed, and three others were
injured. William McClay it was thought
fatally. For several weeks pasta gang of
men have been engaged cleaning the sewer,
which formed tbe outlet for the pond, the
men named were at work. Shortly after 2
o'clock tbe dam broke and swept the work
men through the sewer and down the ravine
a quarter of a mile. Daly and McGregor
were almost instantly drowned. The others
were more dead than alive when rescued,
but were resuscitated.
Preparing for Another Distribution.,
Mortality in the Valley.
Papers are being propared at Johnstown,
ior auother large distribution of tbe relief
The body of an unknown woman, who Is
supposed to have been a passenger on the
day express, was recovered at Coopersdale.
She had black hair and wore a hunting-case
gold watch with a charm in the shape of a
Cantain Kuhn who has clmrcre. Innnirn.
rated a new system, and the relief furnished
in tbe way of clothing and household sup
plies will hereafter be distributed through
tbe Red Cross Society. All applications
will be referred to a committee of ladies,
who now meet daily.
There are a exeat manv deaths f n th vnl-
ley, but there does uot seem to be a serious
epidemic of any kind. However, there is
no doubt that they are largely the result of
the severe mental and physical suffering tba
people have lately endured.
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AN 11-YEAR-OLD MURDERER.
Wesley Klkins Locked Up for Killing
j sot 11 jug I'aronU.
Although Governor Larraboe of Iowa
has offered a reward of $500 for the arrest
and convitiou of the murderer of John
Elk ins and wife on the night of July 10 at
their home near Edgewood, no new clus
have thus far betn obtained. Those most
conversant with the facts iu the tragedy hold
firmly to the opinion that Wesley, the 11-yenr-old
son, committed the without
as U:ne. lie Ii;i.h not vet been sn t. a,
a toar or display the .!t emotion cvr t'ie
terril'l.' H'T.v.r. I, his Uv.', t!,-. il.t i,-,t to
1! I.i ii u' ior :,; ro f au 1 i o i :iv-, -.-i. . y
' The' International Socialist Congress was
opened in Paris.
Princess Augusta, sister of the Queen of
Denmark is dead.
A shock of earthquake was felt on the
mainland of Scotland.
Tbe Philadelphia cricketers played at
Many persons were . killed in a railroad
collision at Grenoble.
Emperor William Is expectedjto be a guest
of Queen Victoria at Osborne.
Massachusetts riflemen showed their style
of skirmish drill at Wimbledon. t
The Servian governmett is preparing to
arm the second reserves in tbe autumn.
Eighteen Russian army officers are now
engaged in inspecting tbe Servian fortresses.
By tbe collapse of a balloon iennox, the
nssistaut of Iliggins, the parachutist, was
A new league of tenants will be organized
in Ireland by Mr. i'arnell and bis lieuten
ants. The French government has given a final
refusal to assent to tba Egyptian conversion
Queen Victoria hod as her guests Minister
Lincoln aud ' bis wife and Mr. Russel B
! Gen. Boulanger says the statements made
in the indictment found against him in
Paris are a tissue of falsehoods.
Tbe widow Acton,, who drowned herself
in a Bavarian lake, is not the sister of tbe
German minister at Washington, v
: The Chamber of Deputies of France ap
proved tne bill voting litty-eight million
irancs for the building of war Buips.
The Italian government has withdrawn its
vessels from participation iu tbe blockade
of East African ports near Zanzibar.
Several cotton warehouses situated on Red
Cross and Grundy streets, Liverpool, have
been destroyed by fire. Tne loss u 60,000,
The Porte will send several battalions of
troops to the Island of Crete in consequence
of tne threatening rising of the people there.
- A policemau was only a few yards away
from the spot in the WnitechapeJ district of
Loudon, where "Jack the Ripper" murdered
his last victim. . ;
Tbe Paris Temps says that cipher telegrams
have been discovered which proved that
Gen. Bouiauger headed a plot to march on
tbe Elysee Palace. 1
, Mr. Parnell declined to make any further
presentation of his case before tbe court of
Commission, and bis counsel notiiied the
judges to that effect - :
Owing to tbe withdrawal of tbe request
to tbe Chamber of Deputies of France tor a
credit for the purchase of Millet's "Augelus"
the picture will become the property of the
American Art Association.
DftWatoa from countries emrated in tba
production oc beet sugar rounded asyncr"
bank in Brussels, which will have braL. y
and agencies In all the principal cities of
the world to sell sugar on commission and
make loans to manufacturers.
' Col. Wodehousa, commander of the Egyp
tian troops which have been following tne
dervishes in Egypt, telegraphs to London
that tbe movements of his force are greatly
hampered by tbe fact that he has to make
provision for a host of prisoners aud sick
and wounded . '
The namo of the man who was arrested
on suspicion of being the Whitecnapel mur
derer, and who subsequently confessed that
he was guilty, is Wm. Brodie. He was ar
raigned before a police magistrate, to whom
he stated that the confession made by him
to the police was true. The prisoner was
remanded for a week.
BLOWN TO DEATH BY GAS.
Fatal Explosion in a Coal Mine Where
Workmen Wcro "Robbing: Pillars.
By an explosion of gas in the 14-foot vein
of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Company's central mine at Hyde Park, Pa.,
t wo men wore killed and six seriously burned.
The following are the names of tbe killed
mnd injured: V
Killed Robert Roberts, aged forty-two,
John Williams, aged twenty-three. In
juredPatrick Barrett, John Doyle, Benja
min James, Thomas James, Robert Moran,
and Lewis Roberts, tho foreman.
Ths men were putting up brattices and
taking up the tracks in the gangway a short
distance from a part of the mine where a
cave-in had occurred. Falls were constant
ly occurring in the collapsed chambers, and
a particularly beavy one drove gas from the
disturbed district upon the naked lamps
used by tbe workmen. The explosion that
followed was felt in the engine room on tbe
surface, 300 feet from the vein, and 1,000
feet from the gang way. Assistant Foreman
Ellsworth Davies and other workmen, who
were at the foot of the shaft, immediately
started toward the scene of the explosion.
At the foot of tbe s'opo running from the
foot of the second vein to the fourteen foot
vein, 700 feet from the scone of the explosion
they met foreman Lewis, who was helping
out Barrett and Doyle. The rescuing party
took these men to the foot of the shaft
In the meantime Fire Boss Morgan went
around through au old gangway and found
Thomas James, who was also crawling out.
Two hours elapsed before the current of
fresh air was restored in the gangway.
Then an exploring party went in. Aftr
climbing over displayed props and over
turned walls they came upon--Benjamin
James and Robert Moran in a ditch. Fur
ther on they found John William's dead liody
under a wall that had been blown over him,
and still further, Robert Robert's body was
found lying across a heading.
Thousands gathered about the shaft as the
dead and injured were hoisted to the surface.
Roberts was married and Williams was a
single man . A 11 the injured men have fami
lies. . .y ' 1 ..
Tho placo where tho explosion occurred
was under the corner of Main avenue and
Luzerne street The cave-in that caused it
disturbed about five acres and damaged a
large number of dwellings and gardens. The
disturbance is due to what is termed "rob
bing pillars." This is tbe taking out or coal
that was loft standing while, too vein was
being worked to its full lenKtb.
SIXTY LIVES LOST.
Three Whaling Schooners Have Gone
Down With All On Hoard.
The steamer Bertha just arrived at Sn
Francisco, from Ounalaska, confirms tbe
recent reports of the loss of three wbuling
schooners James A. Hamilton, Otter, and
No trace of them h vs Iwn si n in the
ArcL'sCi. a: 1 it ! C" u'ra'.ly b Mav I ti.
lost.. Th y
1 j "V1 'd
THE COUNTRY'S CROPS. .
Summaries Show Their Condition to
be Above the Average.
The Farmer Review this week will say:
The majority of our crop correspondents
report an excess of rain during tbe past
week, which has interfered considerably with
the harvesting of wheat, and inclined oats
to rust and lodge. Tbo great present need
is dry, hot weather to bring corn forward
and enable farmers to cut and harvest grain
The proeriects for potatoes are very flat
tering in all the states covered by our report
save la Minnesota and Dakota, and even in
that section tbe crop promises to be a fair
one. In most of the other states tbe present
condition is considerably above the average.
Corn prospects continue good in Missouri,
Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa. The crop has
improved considerably in Wisconsin, Min
nesota and Dakota under recent moist hot
weather. Quite a falling off is noticeable
in tbe reports from Ohio and Kentucky,
however. In Illinois and Indiana tbe present
outlook is fair. On the whole tbe present
situation is rather critical. If cool, wet
weather prevails during the next fifteen days
the result will be disastrous in many fields
already saturated with moisture. With hot,
dry weather during that time tbe crop would
probably be above the average.
, Tbe condition of spring wheat continues
good in Iowa and Nebraska and fair in Wis
consin. Tbe crop has improved since last
report in Minnesota, but reports are far
from encouraging. Dakota correspondents
report a still further decline in condition,
with prospects 01 only half a crop. A gen
eral decline is noticeable in tbe condition of
the oat crop in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Mich
igan and Wisconsin and Kansas due to the
excessively wet weather. In Kansas many
correspondents report serious damage from
rust, but whether it will materially affect
the yield for the whole state it is ye too
early to determine. In Kentucky, Iowa,
Nebraska, Minnesota and Dakota the condi
tion has improved slightly since last reports.
In Dakota, however, it is too late to restore
even a fair average and the crop there will
probably be almost a failure. , .
, We summarize tbe report as follows:. Per
cent of condition as compared with an av
erage; Illinois Corn 90 oats 91, potatoes,
107; Indiana Corn 91 oats 91, potatoes 103;
Ohio corn 83, oats 96. potatoes 104; Mis
souriCorn 97, oats 100, potatoes 109: Ken
tuckyCorn 90, oats 100, potatoes 114, Kan
sas Corn 104, oats 90, potatoes 109; Iowa
Spring wheat 98, corn 103, oats 103, potatoes
103, Nebraska Spring wheat .96, corn (99,
oats 93, potatoes 9S; Michigan Corn 66,
oats 103. potatoes 95; Wisconsin Spring
wheat 93, corn 78, oats 107, potatoes 103;
Minnesota Spring wheat 93, corn 88, oats
87, potatoes 87: Dakota Spring wheat 56,
corn 98. oats 44. potatoes 82.
SIX THOUSAND DEAD.
The Johnstown Bureau of Informa
tion's Latest Estimate The New City.
One of tbe results of tbe Johnstown flood
is a new "town on the hill" above the stone
bridge. ' With a view of furnishing cheap
and convenient building sites for homes for
their employees and others, the Cambria
Iron Company bos recently secured a tract
of land on'Yoder Hill, lying on the West of
town, which, in connection with other lands
previously owned, will give it some 500 or
000 acres of very desirable ground for this
purpose. " "T
The Bureau of Information among othe;
things attempted to ascertain tbe nuin;
bf r of persons lost by the late flood. Tbe
population was estimated at 29,000, though
really above that figure, and of these 23,889
are accounted, leaving oyer 6100 as tho num
ber supposed to be lost Mr. H. A. French,
who conducted the work, thinks the total
will not vary more than a few hundred from
Tbe morgue reports contain a list of only
2501 bodies found, while about 400 are known
to have been lost whose bodies have not been
recovered. If 6000 were lost and only 8000
can be accounted for, there are then 3000 of
whom no account can be given. It is ad
mitted by all that the number of bodies
burned or buried in the debris is large, but
there are few who believe so large a number
havo not been recovered. '.
. Mr. William Roed, who since the flood hne
had charge of tbe Mill ville Morgue, the only
one now in operation, believes there are 3000
bodies of which no account has been given,
and that many of these will never be re
covered. SHUT DEAD BY THE COOK.
Tragic landing of a Spree Among
Young Pittsburg Campers-out
Charles H. Scott, aged 21, a well-known
young business man of the East End, was
shot and instantly killed by James Lehr,
aged 23, of Allegheny City, at the Camp of
tbe Pittsburg Fishing Club, located at Con
fluence, Pa., eighty-five miles East of Pitts"
burg on tbe Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Lmr, who was tbe cook of tbe camp, got
very drunk and made himself generally ob
noxious. In order to compell him to sober
up bis companions, among whom were many
well-known young men of East End, secured
all the Liquor in Lehr's possession and bid it
No sooner had Lehr discovered tbis than ho
became very belligerent, and pulling out a
revolver threatened to kill everybody unless
the liquor, was restored to him'.
All save young Scott fled. Me stood bis
ground and attempted to argue with Lehr,
who was half crazed with drink. Hence he'
was in no mood to be trifled with and as
Scott turned to leave be, Lehr, muttered an '
oath and fired three shots in rapid succession.
The last two, however, were unnecessary,
the first had done its deadly work. Tne
bullet entered Scott's lung and death was
almost instantaneous The murder causad
a panic in camp, during which Lehr at
tempted to make his escap He was cap
tured, however and taken to tbe Somerset
Lehr was not generally belligerant, but
was, on the coutrary, supposed to be quiet
and inoffensive. :
CHINATOWN IN ASHES.
Sacramento's Pest Hole Entirely De
nt royed by l-'lre.
The entire Chinatown district of Sacra
mento, Cal. consisting of 40 wooden build
ings, mainly rookeries, was burned at four
o'clock in the morning.
Ow ing to the location of tho buildings in
proximity to the switching yards of tho
Southern Pacific railroad, whch were filled
with loaded oars, the fire department was
unable to do any effective work, and all the
buildings and contents were destroyed.
It is "believed that no liven wore lost,
tV' iich manv Chinese had r arrow osonpos,
ih on MiiLI'mr wilt not '.ed . 1 - -
A VALLEY. I Millie
Devastations by the Flood in
Ten Lives Known to liave Been fjost
The List is Not Complete-All tho
Conn t y Bridges Gone A V il
lago Entirely Wiped Out .
A special from Parkersbarg, W. Va,, says:
The Little Kanawha Valley is in mourn
ing. It has never known such a devastation
as that which the cloudburst Thurday nighl
wrought' It is now known positively that
ten lives were lost in this and Wirt counties,
and several parties are reported drowned in
Jackson county. Tbe drowned are. M rs.
Jsaiah Tucker, Edward Boso, Mrs. Isaao
Huberts, Mrs. Orville West and two children,
John Bailey, Ray Kigers, wife and two chil
dren, and John Hughes and. family, in Jack
son county, are among the missing.
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Mucker's Creek, in Wirt county, is entirely
wiped oot oi existence, ana every larauy uu
that" creek is in need of help. Tbe loss to
that neighborhood is not less than twenty
thousand dollars. ; It is estimated that Wood
county has suffered not less than five hun
dred thousand dollars damage. Every county
bridge south of the Little Kanawha river
but one is gone. A great many families in
tkia county are in need of immediate assist
ance. A publie meeting looking to that end
will probably be held. 1 The city of Parkers-
on the Little Kanawha river wilt be sus
pended for a good while, because of a break
fn lock No. 1, three miles above Parkersburg.
Most of the timber that went out is being
caught, but the lumbermen will lose heavily.
The . Little Kanawha packets were not lost
as reported, but saved themselves by cutting
loose tbeir barges. The farmers of the val-
1 tw.n ci.fTrfl Manv of t.tmm
especially on Lee Creek, State Creek, Pond
Creek and Tucker's Creek, have lost every
thing. " '
The cloudburst occurred on Limestone
Mnnntnin Wnrvl nniintv. where the five
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creeks that were flooded have common source,
and from where they take their course in as
many different directions. The damage to
crops was inestimable, and the farmers will
be dependent upon charity until next season.
AH0UT NOTED PEOPLE. ,
' Russell B. Harrison was recently the guest
of Lord Salisbury.
' The favorite colors of the Empress of
Russia are pale blue or mauve. . x . , ,
Aime Millet will model a statue of
chemist and physicist, Oay-Lussac, for tu
town of Limoges.
ilia iiunaer jiiuiiicos fiouiri iuk ul vxer-
many en joys an income from all sources of,
about $360,000 a year. . ; .-.
The Earl of Zetland, the new., viceroy of
Ireland, en joys an income, salary included,
of about $375,000 a year.
Sir El win Arnold is expected to lecture at
Cambridge in October next.on invitation ttS
the Harvard University authorities..
Buffalo Bill has been engaged by
French government to teach one bundn'O
cavalry officers to ride in tbe America
style. '- . v ; ' "
President Harrison Is not a render of
books, that is, new books. He probably
knows nothing of the new American litera
ture that has grown up since bis college
days. . l
There are only two women living, it is
said, wno have gowns embroidered with real
pearls. They are Queen Margherita of
Italy and Mrs. Bonansa Mackay. . .
rreu Jjuuguis, hub imcuvtjr a7ijiuiou min
ister to Hayti, is not only tbe most famous,
but he is one of the wealthiest colored men
in the United States. His wealth is esti
mated at $300,000. ,
Gainsborough's portrait of Mrs. Lowndes
Stone has been sold by Sir Richard Garth fur
$15,000. It was engraved and appeared re
cently in the Magazine of ArL , Tne buyer's
name is withheld. , ,
Sir Edward fiaines, of Leeds, is probabl j
the senior European journalist He reprtf ;
sented his father's paper at the "Peterloo
massacre," in 1819 and is probably the only
survivor of that scaue. He Is now more than
ninety years old.
. Jay Gould's engagements for the day are
scrawled on the blackboard in his private
efflce. Russell Sage scribbles his daily pro.
gram in hieroglyphics on his cuff, Johi
Jacob Astor keeps tally of his time on tbt
siargins of an almanac's pages.
The Duke of Portland has been Influenced
by fete wife to devote all bis past and future
earnings on the turf to the erection and en
dowment of almshouses. But, perhaps, this
is only what may be disrespectfully termed
a "honeymoon hummer,'l- ; , 3
The hereditary Princess o? Saxe-Mein-
j i. . . 1. -4. "f?M .1
TOgen, uauguber ui vua nvo mupciur rreu-
erick of Germany, has handsome shoulder
when seen from behind, and so gets her
bead painted in profile, with her Lack to
ward the painter. "
Prince Nicholas of Montenegro recently
bad his minister of public instruction lam
face downward across a log in the ui lace
yard and flogged with birch rods some liny
stroKes. men ne sent mm to jau ior a year,
lie had caught him, tampering with sonu
xte archivss. :
DEATH IN THE CANON. T
Railroad President Frank Brown and
Two Men ct in Utah.
President Frank BrOwn, of the Denver
Colorado Canyon and Paciflo Railroad, and
two of his assistant's have lost their lives in
attempting to make a survey for that roa.l
through the canyons of the Colorado Riv.;-.
A telegram received in Denver from Kanab
Utah, states that Brown was drowned in t:..J
Colorado River, Marble Canyon, July 10,
by his boat being capsiied while runnui,-;- n
rapid. He was thrown into a whirlpool a ii.i
unable to save himself, while the other m
in the boat was carried down about mx Irv .
dred feet and fiaaily effected a landing. , 1
through the rapids. Chief Enjf"er fau
ton's boat reached the point whwre Brown
was thrown out one half mlnut after t
accident bppued, but two lat to rt.. 4
him before he sank for the laut time.
Five days after, while the, party w. t
working their way down, another boe i
driven against a cliff and io pushing it, .
it was eapsizsd and two bomtmsn. I'm r .' .
Hasborough and Henry C. ltii hiti jn u
k. . L J...., I it till! 1. ..!... 1
Club, and is reputed to bav cww i t-
000 lnsui-inie Shis life. . Tha rails cm , - -
tuildinx a ral