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Lightning starttd prairies fires in Montana
that have extended over thousands of acres.
A score of persons were killed by ligbt
-. ing ia a storm that passed over the Missouri
Valley. "Th j reported gold discoveries in
. Brown county, lad, have caused ictense ex
-citamsnt among the Hoo3ier. Steamers
Arriving ia New York report unusually heavy
ind stormy weather at sja for this season of
tho year.' J. n. Throp was shot and se-
; tiously wouude d by W. Ackerman.bis father-in-law,
at Uibway, N. J., in a quarrel over
' $7,003,- A six-year-old diughter of.Jacob
Manny of Hicksville, L. l.j died from an
; "overdose of whisk if. At a wedding danca
w Covington, Kyawoman struck Harry
Ymian over the, head with a bter glass, in
fl.ctinj fatal injuries.- Antonol Breino, an
Italian, died in New York, from a stab
wound inflicted with a papjr file at a row at
o christening celebration. Wm. Jones, a
trusted employe of E. H. Butler & Co., pub-
" lishers of Philadelphia, has disappeared, and
Is reported to bo short $43,0X1.- Win. West-,
tnoreland, colored, was hanged at Jackson-
' Ville, Fla., for wife murder. Frank Wei-.
v Ser, deputy , collector of internal revenue in
Florida, was Bbot dead ia attempting to ar
rest John Brosswell, an illicit distiller in
Holmes county. In a great race across the
ocean the steamship City of Mew York beat
' tho uew steamship Teutonic by thirty-three
minutes, the City of New York's time being
' eix days and fourteen hour. r-The labor
troubles in the coke regions will soon be set
tled. Henry R. Burbank, of Nebraska,
and Miss Sadie King, of Brooklyn, whose
(parents were lost in tho Brooklyn Theatre
fire, years ago, were married Wednesday iu
Greenwood Cemetery, beside the monument
to tho victims of the theatre fire. Major
J. W. Roder, United States Fourth Artillery,
. diod at Sutler's Insane Asylum, Frovidenoe,
H. L Miss Qua Sala and Carrie Simons
were struck by a freight train at Muscatine,
Iowa, hurled sixty feet, and the former se
' riouslv hurt and the latter killed.
Mrs. Margaret Wallace, aged forty years,
died in Philadelphia from burns, caused by
the explosion of a coal oil lamp thrown at
.her, it is charred, by ber husband. John
A. Davis, assistant eogii' ,Sr of the Chicago
1 Postofflce, was arrested in the act of stealing
a decoy package of mail Miners in As
pen, CoL, discovered a wonderful stalactite
1 cave. I i -Daniel Dolan attempted suicide in
Chicago by stepping under the crank rod of
one of tin big pumps in the Chicago water
"works, but his courage failed biro, and, when
the roc descended, he shrunk from under,
Lut was caught, and an arm and a leg crush
ed. Mrs. Livinia Atwell Fillmore, first
cousin of the late ex-President Millard Fill
. more, celebrated her one hundred and second
birthday anniversary at Buffalo, N. Y.
The Arlington Hotel, at Blue Lick Springs,
Ivy., was burned, but tbe hundred guests es
caped. Loss $35,0 JO.- Thos. Collins, aged
thirty-five years, attempted an outrage upon
Annie O'Donnell, aged fifteen years, of New
ark, N. J. -Martin Burke, the Cronin bus
jwet, has been identified as Frank Williams,
the man who rented the bloody cottage,
Wm. Shurtz, a wealthy farmer of Belvidere,
IT. J. , was 'robbed of $3,500 on his way to
bank.- George W. Drier, a hotel proprie'
tor at Reading, Pa., committed suicide.
. The British steamer Carlos Morand arrived
at New York with a murderer on board. In
a qurtrstJ?;jrrLyacb, a sailor, stabbed to
itn Alexander uertz, tne cniet ouicer,
while tbe vessel was lying at Manzanilla. -
". Wm. Baukenship, colored, who attempted
to outrage an orphan girl in Charlotte Co.,
Va., was lynched. John Hooson, of Am
sterdam, N, Y., made an unsuccessful at
tempt to poison himsslf, and then jumped
into tbe Mohawk river and drowned.
Harry Sullivan, of Lawrence, Mass., killed
his two-weeks-old baby, and when arrested
for the crime, hanged himself in his cell.
The Iron Riyer, Youogstown and Florence
ore mines, in the Menominee range in tho
Lake superior district, owned by capitalists
and iron manufacturers, were sold for
$1,000,000 to Fred. Sehlesinger, of Milwau
kee, representing a syndicate of New York
. capitalists already interested in that region.
Judge: VI. L.' Pierce, ef Bin Diego, Cel.,
was shot and seriously wounded by Wv S.
Cleudinen. -A frightful storm swept tne
vicinity of Albuqu3rque, N. M., clouds ot
sand blinding unfortunate pedestrians and
lightning striking a number of buildings
The forest fires in Oregon are sending
showers Of blazing fagots floating over th)
country for miles. Fire did 100,00.) dam
age to the property 73 Warren street, New
Vtrlr itv. n.nnniarl hv thi flita ' T.iMin-
graphic Company and i E. P. Bullard. W.
W. ilaines, a book-writer in a Covington,
Ky., pool-room, was shot and fatally wound
ed by Taylor Herbert, the turnkey of a police
station. r-Ths Burton building, in Chicago,
recently gutted by Are, collapsed, burying a
number of workingmea, two of whom were
taken outdead. -Ex-Judge David 8. Terry,
who figured to prominently ia the Sharon
divorce case, was shot and kiCed by a deputy
United States marshal in San Francisco.-
Fire1 destroyed a whole block of buildings
kuowa as the "La villa," at Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr. Baylies, editor of tho Christian Ad
vocate, of Ciucinaati, died at the age of 45
year8. A mob broke open the jail at Brax
ton C. H. W. Va., and released Henry Fisher,
a murderer, and Lafayette Frunty, an em
bejaler. The , United , States ordnance
building at Sandy Hook was destroyed by
lightning," together with all tha fine instru
ments it contained.- -Dr. A. B. Shaw, or
St. Louis, has discovered countless bacteria
of the kind that causa tuberculosis in a single
drop of the Brown-Sequard life elixir. A
cloud-burst occurred at Patterson, J., do
ing considerable damage. John Linn com
mitted suicide at Ch&mbarsburg, Fa.
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GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY.
The French Senate so declares
, General Boulanger.
Ills Elfctlon to the Councils General
' Annulled Dilloa and Uochofort ;
Found Guilty of Complicity
in the riot.
, Upon the opening of the Senate court at
Paris, the members of the Bight declined to
take further part in tbe proceeding in tho
case of Gen Boulanger. The court discussed
at length its course of procedure and its
competency to try Gen." Boulanger. It was
finally decided by a vote of 20 to 7 that the
court was competent to try tbe General on
all the counts of tbe Indictment. Two of the
senators refrained from voting. The court
then, by 200 votes, found the General guilty
of conspiracy. Six of the senators did not
vote. . ; V . ,', .. .
The court found Count Dillon and M.
Rocbefort guilty of complicity in the plot.
It uUo decided by a vote of 103 to 10 ibat
Boulanger was guilty of a treasonable at
tempt against the State in connection with
tbe Lyons Depot incident.
I he state Council has annulled the elec
tion in twelve cantons in which General
Boulanger was elected to tbe Councils Geu
eral, on the ground that the General was not
legally eligible for tbe position.
General Boulanirer has written a letter in
which ha states that he gave the sums of
money which he is accused of embezzling to
tbe chief clerks in the War OHlce, to be used
xor tne relief ot widows ana orphans ot
EMPERORS ON HORSEBACK.
Brilliant Military Display In theGer-
' ' man Capital.
The whole army corps ot tbe guard paraded
at Berlin before the Emperor of Austria,
making, a brilliant display. The weather
was splendid. The Empress appeared on
horseback. Emperpr William commandod
the troops, and led first tbe entire corps, and
afterwards the First Regiment of tbe guards
past the visiting soverign,' who then headed
the regiment bearing his name and marched
past Emperor William.. '
- A banquet was given at the Schloss in tbe
evening. Emperor William, iu a toast,
warmly welcomed the Austrian Emperor,
and said: "You have learned, from tbe joy
ful reception given you, of cur warm and
lively consciousness of tbe friendship that
nas existed net ween our people tor a century.
Before all is our army, a portion of wnicb
you have seen, proud of appearing before
your keen, soldierly eye. My people, like the
army, will bold firmly and faithfully to the
alliance which we have concluded. Tbe army
knows that for the maintenance of peace it
will have to join tbe gallant army ef Aus
tria, ana it rrovidenco so decrees, they will
fight together shoulder to shoulder."
Emperor Francis Joseph returned thanks
for the brilliant reception accorded him. He
drank to th health of bis friend and ally,
07 uuai mid uoai u iinivyuiwuiv at ui UtUOr
hood and comradeship ; to the health of the
gallant armies of Germany and Austria, and
to the strengthening of the guarantees of
peace for tbe allied states and the whole of
IN A FIERY FURNACE.
Colored Youths Try to Emulate Shad
rich, Meshack and Abednej?o.:
The most remarkable religious craze has
soiz-'d the colored people near Bessemer, Ala.,
and the country Intermediate between that
place and Birmingham, For some time past
an old colored man named Tobias Jackson,
has been proclaiming himself as Daniel, tho
Saturday last be persuaded three young
colored men that they were reprosintatlves
af Shadrach, Meshack and Abedncgo, the
three children of faith who entered the fiery
furnace of Nebuchadnezzar of old. He
claimed that a furnace where iron is melted
and rapt into all kinds of forms was the fur
nace o? Nbucl a Inezzar, and that tbey should
enter it and pass through without the smell
oi nre. I he tnree colored men caning tnem
selves the three children of Israel, under tbe
influence of their new prophet, deliberately
eutered the gate of the cupolo of tbe furnace
and rushed headlong into the white heat of
the meltioir iron.
When they failed to come out, J ckson, the
prophet, proclaimed that he saw them rising
in tne air, witn tne smoite oi tne lurnace, at
tended bv angels, and .said that they would
revisit the earth next Sunday. The negroes
propose to meet at church on Sunday and
pray, while awaiting tne descent oi tne three
children of Isreal.
, Tbe mother of one of them said, when asked
about the matter: ' i reel jes' as uho' mv boy
is in Heben' as if I'd done been dar an' seed
'im. Jackson, de prophet, camman' him to
walk de firey furnace, an' he 'bleeged ter 'bey
FIST FIGHT IN A CHURCH
Tho Pastor's Nosh Smashed to Keen
Him Out of tho Pulpit.
The congregation of Mb Zion Baptist
Church, Indianapolis, lad., was in court for
having participated in a general fl;ht inside
the church. There has been trouble over tbe
pastor. Eider Morton, for some time, tho
congregation being about equally divided in
opposing and supporting him. He was locked
out of tbe church at the direction of the
trustees, and this provoked threats of vio
lence from bis followers; but, with a view to
bringing about an adjustment of tbediffcul
ties, the Elder was induced to tender his res
ignation. Elder Williams was brought to
the church as bis successor. One of the dea
cons declared that he should not occupy the
pulpit Tbe Elder declared that he proposed
to preach the Gospel if ho bad to fight. With
this the row bczan Tbe ms tor's nose was
smashed and a general knockkown followed.
Several of the brethren were badly disfigur
ed. The contending factions swore out war
rants for the arrest of each other, on charges
of assault and battery, and disturbing tbe
Professor Edward P. Crowell. of Amherst
College, dean of the faculty and professor of
i Aim language and Iiturature. Is stone Mind.
He is about iifiy years old and had partect
evesight until live years ago, when heloxt his
(sight by aicknesA A strange siwcioa of in
f.ammulion. which theLctrs d-d Dot unnVr
stand and werd j owerl.i to check, aM.ack&d
frutem-iT CrowuH's" eyes and rtnncd ttiom
U'tb. ' i
WORK AND WORKERS.
' Cleveland K. of L. and trades are on the
Minneapolis saw-mill binds were cut 25 per
cent. ' -,
' A glass-blowing machine is to do 120 bot
tles per inioute. , "
The sbipcarpenters of East Boston have
won their stnk fur the nine-hour system.
The Detroit Free Press says: "Twin babies
of a striking miner at t-pring Valley, 111.,
have starved to death, because tbe mother,
herself Btarving, could not nourish them.
Starvation of anyone in tho United States,
much more of an innocent bab, should be as
impossible as it is unnecessary."
There is a prospecs of an amalgamation in
New York of the Ceutral Libor Federation
with tbe Ceutral Luor (Union, and of the
settlement of the troubles that brought about
the split between them. The confereucecom
mittej has been in session, with favorable
results. In the celt-brutiou of Labor Day the
two bodi-s will unite, both in the parade and
In the prisonsof New York there are about
3.400 men, and work must be furnished for
2,800 of tbera under the new Fassett prison
labor law. . Iu Sing Sing at this time there
are 03 meu at work cutting stone, 23 on the
State shoe works, 3J in the quarry, 43 on
stoves, 173 on sorting rags, 60 iu the laundry,
and 23 on the new shoe works on the
piece-price plan. Iu all there C74 men nre
at work and 474 in the cells idle.
There were delegates from labor organiza
tions as well as from agricultural bodies at
the annual convention of the Farmers' Union
of the State ot New York, which was held la
Syracuse. - Tbe conveutiou was one of the
novelties of these times of combination. A
new movement has been started for the pur
pose of bringing about an alliance bit ween
the grangers, tbe trade unions and the
Knights of labor, in opposition to the trusts.
At the national convention held in Brook'
lyn by the journeymen plumbers, steam fit
ters and gas fitters of the United States and
Canada, there were 1 IS delegate s, represent
ing the K, of L., th International Union and
the Independents. A resolution was unani
mously adopted to consolidate the tbr-e or
ganizations at (a convention to be held in
Washington next October. It is possible that
the entire craft may then be united under the
K. of Ik
According to a recent publication of the
statistical bureau at Berlin, four-fifths of the
steam machinery In the world has been con.
structed in the last 25 years. France has 49,
500 boilers, 7,000 locomotives and 1,700 ship
boailers; Austro-Hungary, 12,000 boilers and
2,400 locomotives. In tbe United States, the
steam machinery, exclusive of locomotives,
has 7,500,000 horse power, in England, 7,000,
000; in Germany, 4,500,000; in France, 3,000,
000; in Austro-Hungary, 1,500,000. There are
some ,105,000 locomotives, with 8,000,000
horse power, in the world. All the steam
macbiney in the world possesses 40,000,000
horse power. The one-horse power of a ma
chine operated by steam is equivalent to the
strength of three ordinary liorses, and the
strength of an ordiuary horse is equivalent
to the combined strength of seven men.
From all this tbe statistical bureau at Berlin
draws the conclusion that the steam machin
erv of the world does the work of 1,000,000,
000 men, or twice the working population of
AUGUST CROP REPORT,
The Accounts Generally Favorably
No Harm from Wet Weather.
The August crop report of the Department
of Agriculture Bays corn has made an im
provement during the past month of 4)1
points, and is now less than one point lower
than at the same date last year. The August
return of condition has not stood more than
one point higher during the past nine years,
and the presont return has been equalled but
three times during that period. Tbe im
provement is quite generally distributed
throughout the country, following favorable
growing weather end sufficient rainfall.
Spring wheat has suffered a further falling
off during tbe month, the decline amounting
to nearly three points. Condition is now
nearly three points higher than 1387, and one
above that of 1SS8. AVith these exceptions,
it is tbe lowest since the very small crop of
1831. Minnesota records some improvement
since lose report, dub in uaicota there is a
further decline from tbe same causes noted
last month. Dakota is now the largest spring
wheat State, and the very low condition
there reduces tbe general average. In the
rest of the spring wheat district condition is
l be quality or tne crop will be better than
The August crop report makes the condition
of cotton 80. tt.an advance of nearly two points.
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iiiiiuTDiiiriib is uuiwi in uve ciwi&ea, wnue
Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Mis
sissippi shows lower averages, Rains have
been frequent and general except iu portions
of Texas. Damage is attributed to excess of
North Carolina has had too much rain, de
laying cultivation. Iu South Caroliua con
dition has been Improved, though some
damage from rain. , Alabama returns show
tbe crop promising. Mississippi reports con
dition lower on account of excessive rain.
Louisiana had rains rather too much for bot
tom lands. The crop in Texas, with a few
days of dry weather, will be all right. In
Arkansas the plant is in vlKoroas condition
and improving rapidly. Tennessee has ex
cess of moisture.
Tbe averages of condition by States are:
Virginia. f3; North Carolina, 80: S-utb Car
olina, W; Georgia, 01: Florida, 93; Alabama,
IX); Mississippi, 8S; Louisiana, U'; Texas, 91;
Arkansas, 93; Tennessee. 74
Baltimore Flour City Mills, extra, 4.',0
b5.10. Wheat Houtliern Fultz. tiSa&S;
Corn Southern White, 45a40Kcts. Yellow
45:i4Stfct. Oats-Southern and i'enusylrauia
30;iU5 cUs. : Rye Maryland & Pennsylvania
aOufclcts. ; Hay Mary land and Pennsylvania
15 UOii15 50;Striiw-yhat,8.00iiS.5O;Uutter,
eastern creamery, niaioam., uear-oy receipts
KaI7cts; Cheese Eastern Fancy Cream, 0
cU., Western, 8aSJ cts; Eggs 14
al4H Tobacco Leaf Inferior, lulD.00, Good
Common, 3 00af4 00, Middling, 5ati.00 Good
to fine rod, 7al); Fancy, lOallA
New York l lour Southern Common to
fair extra,?2.ti5a3.15; Wheat-No 1 White 87
bSS; . Kvo btate, 53-v4; Corn Southern
Yellow,4:Ja44. Oate-White.State 2Hx4aM
cts. ; Butter-&tate. Halo cts. ; Cheese-State,
7aScta.; Eggs 10aliH4' cts.
rniLAmtLPHiA. Flour Pennsylvania
fancy, 4.'iTa4. 75; Wheat Pennsylvania and
Soiith.'ni lied, 84a84; Rye Pennsylvania
52a5hct :Corn Southern 1 cllow, 4a?a44 cts
Outs 3 1 033 cts. i B uttorState, 1 tija 17 eta, ;
Cheese -N. Y. Factory, OatfK cts. Egjrs
State, 15al(l cU
Baltimore -Ht-ef, 4 0ua4 43: Sheep $2 00
pJi 50, Hogs $5 (X-.i6 25.
iNxw Vurk Kftf f i TAi5 50;Sheep-f i 00
5 25; ll-ips 4 iS5-5 15.
Kast 1 ibkrtv Heof ?4 50a5 00: Shoa
JDDGB TERRY SHOT DEAD
A "United States Deputy Marshal
Shoots Terry through the Heart
as He Is About to Repeat the J-
Ex-Judge David S. Terry was shot and
killed by Deputy United States Marshal
David Nagle at the breakfast table in the de
pot hotel at Lathrop, Cal Upon tho arrival
of the Southern Overland train at 7.20
o'clock in the morning, United States Su
preme J ustice Stephen J. Field and Deputy
United States Marshal David Nagle walked
into tbe depot dining-room for breakfast and
sat down side by side. Soon afterwards
Judge. David S. Terry and wife, formerly
Sarah Althea Hill, came in. Tbey were
proceeding to another table when Mrs. Ter
ry, evidently recognizing justice Field, did
not sit down, but retired to the train for
some unknown purpose. Before she reached
it, however, and as soon as she nad lets tne
dining-room. Judge Terry approached
Justice Fields and, stooping over him, slap
ped his face At this juncture Deputy Mar
shal Nagle arose from his seat and soot Judge
Terry through the heart. At be was falling
the dtputy marshal fired again, but missed
him, the bullet going through the floor.
Both shots were fired in very quick succes
After the shooting, Deputy United States
Marshal Nafcle backed up against tbe wall of
the dining-reom and warned every one not
to arrest bim, saying he was a Uuited States
officer in the discharge of bis duty. There
was se semblance of an attempt to molest
him at any time. Constable Walker took
Deputy Nagle from tbe train at Tracy and
proceeded with him to Stockton, where he is
now ia jail. District Attorney White order
ed the arrest of Justice Field upon his arriv
al ia San Francisco, and telegraphed the or
der to the Sheriff of San Francisco.
A CHECKERED CAREER.
Eavid S. Terry was born in Todd county,
Ky., in 1823. He served in the Texan army
under Sam Houston. He came to California
in 1547 and settled in Calaveras county. In
1855 he was elected Justice of the Supreme
Court ef California, en the native American
ticket, aud upon the death of Chief Justice
Murray in 1857 Judge Terry became chief
justice. He was opposed to the vigilance
committee ef 1856, and stabbed one of the
members of the cotnmitte, w'io bad attempt
ed to arrest Maloney, a friend of Terry. Ter
ry was held by the vigilantes, but 3ftis after
wards released. He killed Senator Hro ierick
in 1859 as a result, of political differences.
Terry. belonged to what was known as tbe
"chivalry" wing of the Democratic party.
In 1880 Terry was defeated as a Hancock elec
tor, although his associates were elected. Sep
tember 8, 1888, he was sent to jail' for six
months for coutempi of court by Justice
BODIES OF PREHISTORIC MEN.
Wonderful Discoveries Made in 9 Cave
in the Colorado Mountains
A most remarkable story has reached Den
ver, from Aspen., CoL , regarding-an unpre
cedented find in one of the principal miner;
in tbe Aspen Mountain.. Last Thursday night,
as the story goes, the night shift in the Min
nie mine Messrs. Donnelly, Mackey, Tay
lor and Gilflllan put in two 80-inch holes in
tbe breast of a 500-foot level, and fired the
blast just before leaving for tbe surface.
On returning to the mine it was found that
the two shots had broken into a cave, the
extent of which they proceeded to explore.
Going in a few feet tbey fonnd the walls cov
ered with crystallized lime and lead that
glittered like diamonds. Here and there
little stalactites bung from tbe ceiling. The
lime formation resembled lace and frieze
work of wonderful beauty.
The Cave bad a descent of about 20 degrees,
and tbey found rooms and chambers grand
beyond description, luey bad entered about
200 feet when They found a flint axe. A little
further was a pool of fresh wattr and a
strong current of fresh air was felt. Further
on a chamber was discovered covered with a
brownish muck that was sticky.
Gilflllan, who was in the lead, suddenly
stopped and said : "There Bits a boy." Sure
enough there, sat a human form. The head
was resting on the knee and tbe arms were
drawn around tbe lees. Indian fashion. A
stone bowl and axe were found beside the V
The body was well preserved, but in trying
to lift it one arm broke off. Other bodies in
different attitudes were found in the cham
ber, but when disturbed they crumbled. One
stone man was brought out with tbe loss of
arms aud feet The discovery has caused
great excitement in Asp sn, as the bodies do
not seem to be those of Indians,
HEMMED IN BY FIRE
Two men Spend Five Days In a Cave
Surrounded by Flames. '
John Bloom and Louis Stiff, just returned
from a trip to the Coeur d'Alenes, give the
details of a thrilling experience. On July 30
they left Murray, L T for Missoula, Mont.,
with two wagons and four horses.
They bad been warned at Murray that tbe
journey would be dangerous on account of
forest fires raging along the line from there
to Thompson. A few hours after tbey hod
started the roar of flames was heard, and.
they urged their teams along as rapidly as
The speed of tbe horses was slow compared
to the rapidity with which the fire traveled.
They were soon overtaken, and leaving their
teams in a deep ravine ran for shelter into a
deserted tunuel, which happened to be in tho
Their place of refuge was entirely sur
rounded, and It was live days before they
were able to get out. There was a small
spring in the tunnel from whieh they obtain
ed water, but they were without food nearly
five days. The flames burned their horse
and wagons. -
THIRTY PEltSONS HAVE DIED.
The Mysterious Disea.se Having War
aw. III. .
The State board of health has ascertained
that thirty persons have died from flax and
dysentery at Warsaw, UJ,, and that 222 cases
have been under treatment. P.oiiable cUt
-ns says the dises.ss is ssi'.l prevalent, b
Uic t ) treat i
INTKItESTINO NEWS COMPUTED
FllOJI MANY SOURCES.
Buckhannon, W. Va., is anticipating a
big business boom.
Typhoid fever is still pn valent at Mason
town, Monongalia county, W. Va.
A site has been selected at Buena Vista,
Rockbridge county, Va., on which to erect a
200-ton iron furnace. ' .
Samuel Rosser. a colored man, died in
Campbell county, Va., at the age of one hun
dred and fifteen years.
Burglars went through the safe of the
Kanawha Paper Mills at Cbarlestown, W.
Va., and secured 40.
Lightning struck a flock of sheep be
longing to Columbus Uardman, in Roane
county, W. Va., and killed fourof tbe finest
Reports , from tbe growing crop of to
bacco iu Danville, Va., are most encouraging,
and there is now every promise of fine bright
: Efforts are being made for the erection
of a $75,000 hotel in Winston, N. C, and a
considerable sum has already been pledged
to tbe scheme.
At a general meeting of the stockholders
of the Bank of Ronceverte, W. Vs., resolu
tions were passed authorizing its conversion
into a national bank.
W. R, Dennis, a prominent citizen of
Campbell, Va,, lost bis life while attempting
to swim irom nis ram wnicu unu ueeu uuuueu
by the high water.
A great i evival of religion has been in
progress for several weeks past, at Lumber
ton, N. C, and, so far, over one hundred
persons have been converted. , , . .
Articles of incorporation for the Acme
Wood Fik'" company, with a stock of f 150,
000 in $100 shares, have been filed in tbe
superior court of Dare county, N. C, .
Tbe State Farmers' Alliance of A'abama
bos consolidated with the Farmers' Wheel.
Both orders have united against tbe jute
bagging trust and will fight it to death.
B. F. Annentrout, a bricklayer, w is
caught between the bumpers of fi eight cars
at Luray, Va., and so badly crushed that
death was almost instantaneous.
One of th3 boilers in the kitchen of tbe
Florentine Hotel at Huntington, W. Va., ex
plode i last week, badly scalding three per
Bjns, one fatally, and doing other damage, -A
company of Northern men, with $500,
000 capital, has begun work on the Tinder's
Flat sulphur mines in Louisa county, Va. A
large force of hands will soon be employed.
The passenger traffic on tbe Norfolk and
Western Ruilroad is larger than has ever
been known before. Eight trains a day are
all so crowded that it is difficult to obtain a
seat ; ,' :
A big summer hotel will be built at Three
Forks, Upshur county, W. Va., and will be
in operation next season. It will be connected
with Buckhannon by a narrow-gauge rail
road, twenty -Ave milts long. -
Work on tbe Norfolk & Carolina rail
road, from Tarboro to Norfolk, is progressing
as rapidly as tbe high waters will permit
It is expected that the roud will be open for
traffic late in the coming fall.
The Baltimore and Ohio Company have
concluded to do away with their present
electric light machinery at Grafton, W. Vs.,
and put iu a larger and more powerful plant,
capable of lighting tie entire town.
Point Pleasant, W. Va., bus been asked
to purchase an interest in tbe electric ligbt
plant at that place to help pull it out of a
bole. The towu is liable to go without light
unless this is done. ,
Will Harper, a ten-year-old soo of W. H.
Harper, merchaut at Island Branca, W. Va,
while examining a pistol, was accidentally
shot, tbe bullet passing through his body at
the left of the navel.
The colored fire, fiend, Ciffee, "who de
stroyed the residence and the lives of Rev.
F. C. Clarke and four of his family, has been
indicted for murder Dy the grand jury of
Princess Anne, Va , and sent on to the Sep
tember term for trial. t
- A barn filled with forage and farming
utei.sils. belonging to Mr. Joe Pitman, near
Salem Church, Princess Anne county, Va.,
was fired by an incendiary and totally de
stroyed. No insurance.
A dead whale, sixty feet in length, came
ashore near Kitty Hawk, Va. The monster
was cut uo by the people of the neighborhood.
and a large quantity of oil extracted from
tbe carcass, ine poneBavea was aiso valu
able. . 1
-1 Two negroes were killed by lightning at
Blackstone, V a.. while sheltering tnemseives
uuder a cow shed. The shed was strucx- in
five different places, but no marks were found
on the victims. .
Charles Camden, died at Lexington, Vs.,
of a cancer, which in one year literally ate
away tbe lower portions or his body, start
ing in the legs. The case resisted tbe treat
ment of the most eminent surgeons. -
The recent thunder storms have been
wonderfuhy latal in tllectiu North Carolina.
At Catawba station. Mibs Ada Keed and Mr.
JauKsFrolliuger, were killed, and atLrulz,
Mr. Kainev bad two norses Killed and bis
bam, wagon and farming implements burned,
David Bellew and wife, charged with the
murder of their five-yoarold child, at Asbe
ville, N. C, eight years ago, and the secre
tion of its remains which have just been
d scovered under the hearth in bis sitting
mnm. have been delivered to tbe autLorlties
of this itate by the Tennessee officials.
Iheccal miners of Alabama are organ
izing to fight the convict labor system, com
pany stores, and to demand better mining
laws. A convention will be held in Septem
ber. -Fire destroyed C- L. Barker's livery
stable nd some adjoining property at Rome,
Gj. 1 be stallion Captain Sam Morgan, per
ished in the flames. He wus valued at $5,000.
Total his, $25,000.
The tolice of Greensboro. N. C, arrested
a nrgro men who confessed that he bad been
stealing from tbe Richmond & Danville Rail
road company lor tbe past three years.
About 250 pounds of brass and other articles
were found in bis possession.
The number of cotton mills nowinth
South as comrared with ISSO has been dou
bled, while tbe spindles and looms has more
than trebled, the tendency being to build
mills of greater capacity than formerly.
At least thirty-five oil wells are down.or
are drilling, in the'Monongahola county field,
on the West Virginia side of the state line,
and some of the wells are big producers, one
going 250 barrels per day. Many other boles
will shortly be drilled. About 250 men are
employed in drilling. ,.' -
Alex. McCutcheon, who lived near
Austed, Favette county, W. Va., while eu
gaged in sliding logs down a mountain side,
was caught between two logs and so badly
cruohed that he died iu let8 than an hour
after the accident.
Miss Mary Reed, residing on Spring
creek, in Wirt county, W. Va, was bitten on
the ankle by a poisonous snake, supposed to
be a copperhead. Tbe limb immediately com
menced to swell, and before medical aid
cuuld be sammontid the young wo.-uan dit'd.
, -1 vrn ymrs ago a vsik-d hmhuii-imiwu
j a R & O. p ins ugf r car at Grafton, W. Va, ,
I wbte its owner, Joseph Kdlar. wns eat It:
his supper. Tbe railroad detectives hive part
suod tbe matter ever since, and succeeded i i
recovering the valise and arresting five men.
for the theft .
Alfred Vaughn, eight years old, living In
Greenbrier county, W. V a, went with his
older .brother and some companions to tin
river to bathe. The older boys went in Lath
ing while the li;tle fellow sat on a o$ on t he
tiank to look on. , For some reason the losr
b.'gan to roll and tbe little fellow fell down ,
and tbe log rolled over him, crushing him to
death. - " - : ,
-A Lutheran church Is established ia M).t-.i-ison
county, Va.. the pastor of which is
paid bis salary from the products of a farm
owned by tbe church for that purpose since
it was first established. Befor,e the war it
also owned a number of slaves. Itscomm.n
ion service was presented by the King of
Sweden ' more than a century ao, and its
very tine organ was a gift of London atabout
the same time.- V
Mrs. Peaks, in Tazewell county, Va, in
starting a fire in her fireplace, picked out of
tbe ashes what she supposed was s piece of
wood, but which proved to be a large rattler
in coil, and she was bitten twice before she
could shake the reptile otf. Before a doctor
arrived, tbe arm had swollen and burst
Thomas Glasscow found an old army
revolver on the battlefield near Marye'd
Heights, V a., wntcn was supposed to be
empty. While carelessly handling it one of
the barrels was discharged, the bullet enter
ing his abdomen. No hopes for his recovery
The Electric Couch Cjmpany has been
organized in Norfolk, Va., with a capital of
not less than $10,000 nor nure than 150.000.
for the manufacture and sate of electric
couches, for applying electricity in the treat
ment of diseases, and also for tbe manufac
ture of all necessary batteries.'
R. L. Steele, of Rockingham, Richmond
county, N. C, is the inventor of a most won
derful adding machine. - It it very simple in
mn.M-ni.tinn nnA imvAr miilrMI J. mict..lia A
column of figures of any length can be
quickly and .accurately added. Mr. Steele
will apply at once for a pateut s . . v ut
A band of 15 masked men entered the
residence .of George Brown, a prominent
Wetzel county, W. Va, citizen, after his
family bad retired. Tbey were dragged from '
their beds, and while two men bela them the
others ransacked tbe bouse. A fUr getting.,
all they could tbey took a pot of tar and
completely covered the heads ot Mr. aud Mra
A freight train of twenty-eight cars
struck a horse one mile south ot Weilsburg,
W, Va., on the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St Louis Railroad.-1 The eugineand teucars
were derailed and demolished, the contents
being nearly tot illy destroyed. The engine
was d tJbtd aud is a total wreck. The crew
escaped by jumping. '
While workmen were engaged in making .
an excavation preparatory to the erection ot
a new store building in the business centre of
Snow Hill, Md., a human skeleton was nn
i a 'th about live leet below the surface of the
g. ound. The place bad long been us d as an
oiwn alleyway, aud just how tbe bones came
to be there is a mystery. . . l
Herman Bobnefeld, a jaweler and sport
ing cbartcter, was stabbed and killed at
Macon, Ga,, by LeeLowenthal, a young man "
about town. The coroner's jury brought in
a verdict of murder. Both bad been playing
poker, and Bobnefeld accused Loweutbal of .
cheating, the latter assaulted bun and after
wards stabbed him six times. Tbe knife en
tered tbe heart and caused death in ten min
A party of B. & O. engineers, under the
direction of Mr. Georce B. Wode. began the
survey of a route for a railroad from Gaitb
ersburg to Soneca, M i., where a number of
industries are suffcrinsr creatly because of
absence of means of transportation since tbe
destruction of the Ginnl. - The snrvev of th
route from Boyd's to Seneca has been com
pleted, and whichever route is found cheap
est for construction will be adopted. ,
A stransre fatality has lately attacked tha
horses of Mr. Edward B. Jacobs, a promi
nent farmer of Worcester county, Md., re-,
suiting in the death of fonr valuable horses
and three mules. Tne Stata veterinarian says:
the disease is a cerebro-spinal affection. ' Ail
medical treatment soems unavailing, and the
animals usually die withinabout twenty-four,'
hours after tbey are attacked., The disease
apparently arises from some local cause, in
asmuch as other horses in the neighborhood
have not been affected. " ' , '
A wreck occured at Delmar! six miles
above Salisbury, Md on tbe New York, ;
Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad, Just as
the south-bouud train was coming into the
station a freight train backed on to the main'
track, when a collision followed. Two can
freighted with flour were torn into kindling,
wood and the flour scattered in every direc
tion. The loss is estimated at $6,00iJ. The
engineer of the express train was slightly
injured in the arm.
Steve Jacobs, a Crotoan Indian, nnder
sentence of death for the murder of Mrs.
Harpr,'a white woman, scaped frorojail;
at Lumberton, Robeson county, N. C. Two
other prisoners escaped with him. - Young
Bennett, the jailer's son, and, another assis
tant took supper to the prisoners. Jacobs
assaulted Bonuett, cracking his skull, and
then brained the assistant. ' Tbe prisoners
then escaped. , " '
The family of T. J.' Allen, of Knob creek,
Monroe county, WVa.. narrowly escaped
beiuz burned alive by some unknown nemy. .
The doorways of the house were blocked by
stones, kerosene was thrown over the porch
and other woodwork, and the match was
applied while the family were asleep. The
entire lower story was ablaze before tbey
awoke, and all baa to jump Irom windows in,
their night clothes. Serious wounds were the
result ; -
As Walter Crews, a 15-year-old boy, was,
playing in tbe Clark saw mill, East Jackson-,
vilie, Fla., bis clothing caught in the hoisting
machinery, the shaft of which was making
300 revolutions per minute. He was whirled!
about for nearly a minute and terribly in
jured before he could be released, - When
extricated both legs were found to be broken. 1
one arm tract urea aud his left shoulder dis-'
located, besides severe lacerating of other
parts of his body. The boy did not lose con
sciousness during thedressing of his wounds,
but the shock and internal injuries resulted,
in death. . . v
GIVEN AN INFERNAL MACHINE
A Villainous Attempt to Asassslnato
a Newspaper Correspondent.
A dastardly attempt was made at Lexing
ton, Ky., to assassinate D. L. Baxter, a well
known newspaper correspondent, by an tx
plosion of a deadly machine which was left
at the Leader office directed to tbut gentle
man. . "... . . . ,
There was sufficient dynamite in the parcel
to have blown up ptiy building in the city,
and it only failed to accomplish its deadly
purpose because the purcuruion mawhus did
uot ignite. .
Tho pare! wa takon to tho ofllia by a ne
gro boy. There Iv-'iuiT no suspicion i-,ok t;
the parcel, t'-s now-, ipjr n"-i pui-i i att;,
tion to the f-r ar-i-.i of t; lad. 'lis re
lieved by p"' ft wv-i the i"- 7 Uon t -f. o-"
to I i - -""lai'-r, but t, . eai.- i 7
cfSt": 7Mll ':V.' : vt?