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Thomas Husorr, Business Manager
PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1889.
x uoLiXSMXD BT nOAHOKI POBLIfBING CO.
TbeColebrookdale Creamery Association
of Reading, Pa,,'has failed. Iq a freight
train wreck on the Reading Railroad; near
Bhamokln, Pa., the locomotive and twenty
cars were wrecked, and several trainmen
lujurel Alexauder Boyd, a milkman,
near Wilmington, Del., was shot and se
verely wounded by horse thieves,- The
Urst train to go over the new Knox ville. Cum
berland Gap and Louisville Railroad was
wrecked near Knox ville, Ten n., and tbree
prominent men killed and many injured. -t-A
lover's quarrel led to Edward Knowles
fatally shooting shooting Maud Bortel, near
Oneida, N. Y. Chemists of the California
University have discovered a preparation
-which will render leather Impervious to
water. 1L. Gardner, of Chicago has been
arrested at Cheyenne, Wy.,for using the malls
to detraud the public.: While hunting,
L. F. Wisner, of Marsballtown, Iowa, was'
accidentally shot and killed by his son.
A free trade picnic was held at Plattsburg,
la. ,' at which a letter on the tariff from ex
President Cleveland was read. Christo
pher W Luca, a store-keeper of Brooklyn,
Y., had a band-to-band bloody encounter
with thieves, in which he was killed.. -A
fire in Colfax, III, destroyed property to the
Talue of 175,000.- The New England to
bacco outlook indicates a fair yield and a
ood average quality. The Pennsylvania
crop will be fully up to the standard. -By
n explosion of fire damp In a colliery of the
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, near
Scranton, Pa., i five men weri seriously
burned. The town of Durham, Me. , which
-was incorporated as Royalsboro, for1 Col.
Royal, of Medford, Mas., and which takes
its present name from Durham county, Eng
land, where' Col. Royal was born, celebrated
the one huudredth anniversary of its incor
poration. Emanuel Brooks, of Shawnee-'
town, III., shot and fatally wounded his wife.
then shot himself twice in the head, ran one
hundred yards and leaped into the Ohio
river. The state treasurer of New Hamp
shire has received for redemption a certifi
cate for 1150.000. the last outstanding mr
' obligations of that state. It was an
tiounced at the florists' convention at Buffalo
IS, Y., that Mrs. Harrison would give a
priz? at the coming national chrysanthemum
exhibition. -A collision is feared between
... some Ute Indians who have left their reser
vation and the whites. A counterfeit two
dollar United btates silver certificate is mak'
Sng the rounds.
" I'he foj st Ores in Montana have been
'checked bv heavy ruins, but millions of feet
of Tamable timber has been destroyed.-
'The Cherokee strip will likely be opened next
spring, and the probability is that the rush
to it will be as great as that to Oklahoma.
-,-Iiss ' Lillio Felman, of Chicago, lost
,her life in trying to Wave a woaian and her
. child from drowning. -An autopsy reveals
the fact that the death of Congressman Laird
iof Michigan, was caused by an unnecessary
surgical operation.- After two months of
drouth in Smith Dakota, a furious rainstorm
did almost as ' much damage as the dry
weather had. The Johnstown Fishing
Club talk of re-Dstablis'aing the lake the
bursting of the dani of which caused such
terrible destruction to life and property.
Alfred Porter, aged nineteen years, a stu
dent of Dartmouth College, was accidentally
shotajidtiljgd'ifl'a hunting camp on Ken-
jiiston a Island, Inew Hampshire. Gilman
f X. KirabalI, of Middleton, Mass , died of
hydrophobia from a scratch on the lip by
bis dog Beveral weeks ago. The Chicago
and St. Louis meat packers are now doing a
: X.! V... J T T B.ii.
Vl UU3IUCB9 IU JUMIW, Dy IU8 eXpiOSlOn
. of a. boiler In a brewery in Allegheny City,
T'n. . Hpnrtr Rnvflpp tvna kill a1 t .i
, J "J - . umu auu mu utUBf
persons injured.- The moulders of two
agricultural implement factories of Norfolk
Va., have gone out on strike. Carolina
jiiBiouuB, ui imcago, BtrucK James Koeo a
fatal blow with an axe for making an in-
i l .1 i i . .
. teen New York financiers held a meeting in
. Jfew York to consider plans for raising funds
for the w orld's fair, in 1893. Jesse Seligman
submitted a plan estimating the cost of the
exposition at $15,000,000, stock to be Issued
at 1 10 a share. Austin Wyatt, serving a
ten year term in thj New Jersey state prison
at Trenton, committed suicide by cutting
his throat.- A. S, Hooper, a letter-carrier
in the postoffice at Richmond, Va., has been
arrested on a charge of robbing the mails.
-Several m iners were killed by a fall o
state in the Cannellton Company's mine,
Fayette county, W. Va. Robert Marvel
died at Indianapolis, Ind., after ; fasting
sixty-seven days. The wife of Millionaire
Mike McDonald,, the ex-gambler and poli
tician of Chicago, is missing, and -is reported
to have eloped with a Catholic priest
Four big 'ocean steamers, the Teutonic,
City of New York, the Saale, and City of
nnniA anllAil fmm Ka Vnflr ' nil hant
trying to boat all previous sailing record?.
Colonel Adolph Brandt, a lawyer, of
Atlanta, Ga., while debating a resolution in
the Grand Lodge of Oddfellows, in session
. at Rome, Ga., dropped dead from apoplexr
. H. R. Kenyon, a wealthy young banker
oi newioD, ju. v. woue in a nc itii oui or, a
window and killed himself. Dr. E. Par
sons, the oldest dentest in the country, died
.in Savannah, Ga. John Ssitz, "of Phila
delphia," who had st cretly married his cousin
in position to bis parents' wishes, commit,
ted suicide, -John T. Hatcher, a promi
..nf. nnintlne contractor of Pittsbnro-
liun ' ' Dl -
fatally shot by Benjamin Lee, one of his em
ployes. A bold attempt was made to as
sassinate Deputy United States Marshal
Samuel Hnghf s by unlicensed liquor-sellers
In Tennessee. The Southern Interstate
I Farmers' Association at Montgomery, Ala.,
I adopted resolutions denonucing the jute bag
ging trust. Jacksonville has established
a cotton exchange, and will hereafter
handle the product of that state, instead of
sending it to fSayannah.
BURNED IM TIEINT.
Nine Persons Meet Horrible
Deaths in New York.
Fire-Escipes That Were Deat h Traps,
rrantiu Appeals for Help That
Could Not Be Given.
The most disastrous tenement-house fire, so
far as loss of life is concsmed, since over
twenty Hungarians were burned to death in
the Bowery about a year ago, occurred in the
morning at 3J5 Seventh avenue, New York.
Nine charred holies are now lying at the
Thirtieth Street St itlon, some of them burned
almost beyond recognition. At the New York
Hospital are two more victims, one of whom
will probably die from the effects of burns
The scane of the fire was on the east; side of
Seventh avenue, a few doors above Twenty
seventh street. The bouse burnel was 3J5,
and it was one of a dozjii brown stone, five
story buildings. The lower floors of these
buildings were used as stores and the apart
ments over head as tenements. They are all
double tenements, a d contain from twelve
"to fourteen lamilies in each. The fire origi
nated on the first floor of 3J5, which is an
all-nigbt restaurant kept by John J. Snyder.
It started in Snyder's Kitchen at the rear of
the restaurant, and it looks now very much
as if it were the work of an incendiary,
although, possibly, it may have been the re
sult of culpable carelessness. So far as the
police have investigated they seem satisfied
it was not an accidental fire.
The building has ou both front and rear
what were supposad to be fire-escapes on
every floor, but which now prove to have
been Are traps. They were not connected
with ladders on the law requires, while the
frail iron balconies, which took the place of
fire escapes, had wood fljorings, which were
burned away before the tenants in the rear
of the house were fairly awake.
An alarm was rung out at 4:45 o'clock,
which was quickly responded to, but before
the firemen arrived the fUmes bad done their
work. All the firemen nad to do was to save
adjoining buildings and assist the police in
carrying out the victims. The scenes were
heartrending in the extreme. All the inmates
were in their night clothing and rushed
frantically about, trying to escape from a
frightful death. Many were successful by
fleeing to the attc and escaping through the
skylight tend roof to the adjoining buildings,
where they were taken in and cared for.
The flames quickly worked their way
through the ceiling of the restaurant, con
tinuing their flight upward until every floor
haa been guttju. The greatest mystery is
that every inmate was not burned to death.
How a single soul escaped in this death trap
is almost miraculous. About twenty persons,
however, were rescued, and the rescuers in
some instances proved themselves veritable
HIS LONG FAST ENDED.
Death the Result of the Abstinence of
Robert Marvel, t he Octogenarian.
Robert Marvel, after fasting sixty-seven
days died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind.
His case is so extraordinary that it has at
tracted the attention not only of the curious
public, but of the medical fraternity far and
near. He was 85 years old.
On June 13 Mr. Marvel ate his last square
m?al. For thirty-six days he took absolutely
nothing into bis stomach. On the thirty
eighth he bit off a pi ce of pie, but did not
eat. On the thirty-ninth day he drank a
small quantity of milk, and at irregular
periods he has continued to do bo. All told,
he has drunk not to exceed one gallon of
milk in the sixty-seven days that have
elapsed since be began to fast.
The effect of this abstinence is such a
would be expected. The faster had reduced"
bimself to a "living shadow." The case is
so far beyond the ordinary that incredulity
has been excited. But there is no occasion
for this, as Dr. George Hasty, a well-known
physician of this citv, has regularly attended
him. The great difficulty in treating him
has been his determination to resist all prof-
rerea aia. After rastin.r a iuii month be
one' a ay arose rrom ni Dea, ana, seizing a
Dan of water that stood near, drank some of
it After that milk and water was left near
him. and occasionally he would rise and
drink a little. During the last week Marvel
has been bedfast, except at times when he
would spring up and wander about the
bouse and porch. Sorts came upon him by
reason of bis long conflueraent,cnd evidently
Marvel has not only suffered long but
severely, though everything possible waj
done to relieve him. Hia fast is the longest
WRECKED ON THE FIRST RUN.
Prominent Teople Hilled and Injured
in a Railroad Accident
A wreck occurred on the Knoxvllle, Cum
berland Gap aud Louisville Railroad, at Flat
Gap Creek, twenty-two miles from Knox
vilie, Teuu. , The train was the first to go
over the new road and carried a select excur
sion of the City Councils, the Board of Pub
lic Works, representatives of the Chamb?r
of Commerce, and tha very flower of the
business and professional man of Kooxville.
The train of two cars left the track at a
crossing, and the rear car went down a tres
tle. Only one man in the car was uni -jured.
It was iinpcbsible to obtain medical a.d for
a long time, and until 4:3J P. M., when the
train reached Kuoxville, scanty attention
was rendered. Many bad to be brought be,t
on flat cars, and the last part of the journey
was BMuie in a urinug rain, inree men died
from their injuries, and others cannot liv.
The dead are Judge Goorg Andrews, th
most prominent lawyer in East Tennessee;
S. T. Powers, the leading: merchant and for
mer president of the Ease Tennessee Fire In
surance Company, and Alex. Header, a lead
ing politician, who has held many otlisos of
Tlie injured are: Alexander A, Arthur.
president of the Chamber of Commerce;
l8bam Young, president, and Peter Kern,
member of the Board of Public Works; Job
T. Hearn, editor of thv Sentinel; W.W, Wood
ruff, a leading wbok-s&ie lut-rchant; Charles
Rimour, attorney, and Alexander Wilson.
assistant chief engineer, Kn ixville, Cumber
land Gap and Louisville road; County Judge
Malonev, Aldermen Berry and Hocking;
General H. Schubert, of the Governor's staff;
A. J, Alberts, a wbdlesnle merchant yR$ v.
R. J, Cook, professor of U. 8. Grant Univer-
siiy ; City Physician : West, Judgj H. H. In
gersol, H. B. Wetsell. W. H. Samuels, C. Ab
bie, Captain 11. H. Taylor, B. McKeldeu, EL
Birker, J. F. Kinseil, John 13. Hall, Phillip
Samuels, age ten; It. Schmidt, W. A. Pant,
ono of th train crew. Out of flfty-ix per
sons on tue tram, iorry-oe vero wjnrcd. I
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
James Connelly and Owen McDonald were
struck and killed by an engine at the South
Omaha, Nebraska, stock: yards
Gl inders is prevalent among the horses in
the s'aMes of the London 1c j Comp my, at
Chicago, and 17 horses have been shot.
John and Michael Murphy, age J respec
tively 5 and 7 years, fell into the canal at
Bloom field, New Jersey, and were drowned.
Carrie Simons was killed and Ono Sala
was, it is feared, fatally Injured by being
struck by a freigbt train at Muscatine, Iowa.
The schooner M. Luella Wood, which sail
ed from Baltimore, for Boston, with a cargo
of coal, returned to the former port, leaking
The Stone Lake Ice Company's property
and two l aded freight cars, at Pialnville,
Ohio, were destroyed by Are. Loss $0,000.
James McLarkey was buried by a cave-in
in the Hammond Colliery ,at Girardville,Pa.
Tbree other men narrowly escaped the same
An epidemic of diphtheria has broken out
et Auburn, New York, where, within three
weeks, i cases and 13 deaths have been re
perked. A disastrous flood is reported at Lincoln,
Nebi ask j, serious damage being done to rail
roads, and 5J0 people driven from their
John Morgan, an employe of the Maumeo
Rolling Mill, at Toledo, Ohio, met his death
by a bar of hot iron penetrating his groin
and severing an arbr.
A passenger train on the Boston and Al
bany Railroad, ran into a freight car at
Renfrew, Mass., wrecking the engine. No
one was hurt, but all trains were delayed.
The Arlington Hotel, at Blue Lick Springs,
Kentucky, was burned. Tnere were a hun
dred guests iu the hous3, but all escaped.
The loss is $35,000, and the insurance f 17,000.
A Baltimore despatch says that a small
boat, containing two men, was run down by
a schooner in tha harbor, ami one of the
m.'n, a stevedore named Jacob Rodinger was
Tbe lifeless body of Frank Stavenson,
colored, aged 17 years, was fojnd standing
in a hollow tree near tiagerstowu, Maryland,
ile bad taken refuse from the ruin, and was
struck by lightning.
The Mexican steamer Alijandro, at San
Francisco, from Uuayraas, Mexico, reported
)be death of ten men through tbe burning of
the Tnumfo mine iu July last. Two of the
victims, were Americans.
A six-year-o d child of Jacob Mann, a ho
tel keeper of Hicksville, Long Island, took a
large drirk of whisky, and died of its effects.
She was permitted to go alone to a closet for
some medicine for a cold.
The Williamsport express on the Philadel
phia and Readiug Railroad ran into a freight
train on a curve near Hainburg,seven cars of
tbe latter train being completely wrecked.
No one wbs seriously Injured.
Tbe Burton Building, at Chicago, which
was damaged by fire some weeks ago, col
lapsed, hurrying a number of workmen in
the ruins. Joseph Hopp was taken out dead
and Nicholas Sever fatally injured.
Miss Alma Bender, of Chicago, was struck
by a train and fatally injured at Wbeaton,
Hi., while attempting to drive across tbe
tracks in a buggy. Her companion, Michael
Graff, of VV heaton, was seriously injured.
The schooner Marion Manson, at Baltimore
from Bath, Maine, with ice, reported that
during a severe gale on August 2d, two of
the crew, John Henderson, of Syracuse, N.
Y.,and Bernard McKiunon.of Philadelphia,
were swept overboard and drowned.
Two sections of a freight train on tba Cin
cinnati, St. Louis and Pi its burg Railroad
collided near Columbus, Ohio. James Mears,
a stock dealer, of Steuueuville, who was
sleeping in the caboose, was fatally injured.
Engineer Stulz and fireman Gardner were
scalded and bruised.
Tbe Arlington Hotel and a number of
other buildings at Atchison, Kansas, were
unroofed by a heavy windstorm, wh.ch was
accompanied by torrents of rain. E. Wank
ler wo fatally injured by a falling porch,
and a young woman bad a narrow escape
from being carried into a sewer by tbe flixd
John Bloom and Louis Siff, two men who
returned to Helena, Montana, from a trip to
the Cceur de Aleues, report that near Mur
ray, Idaho, they were overtaken by forest
fires, and, abandoning their horses and
wagons, took refuge in a deserted tunnel,
where they were imprisoned for five days
Willie Hawkes, aged twelve years, of Bos
ton, was shot and fatally wouuded at St
John, New Brunswick, where he was visit
ing, by James Bennett, also twelve years old.
Bennett found a loaded revolver, aud was
playing with it when tbe other boy appeared,
whereupon he pointed the weapon at Hawkes
Michael McDonnell, of New York, foroman
of a gang of men engaged in building a
bridge over the Lehigh river at Slatington,
for the Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie and Bos
ton Railroad, and Charles Andreas, a work
man, went out in a rowboat to secure a coffer-dam,
when the high water carried their
boat down stream,, capsizing it. Andreas
sank at once, but McDonnell caught to a guy
rope and clung to it for two hours, hut he
was carried away. All attempts to rescue
him were unavailing.
HAD TO FLEE FOR HIS LIFE
A Kentucky Feud Wh;ch Drives a
Judge From His Bench.
Wilson Lewis, county judge at Harlan
Court House, Ky. , has just reacuod Pineville
seeking refuge from his enemies in his own
county. Wilson Howard is wanted at Har
lan for the murder of George Turner, near
there, the day before election, August 5.
Tbe sheriff and jailer are relatives of How
ard, and take his side In the Howard-Turner
feud. Tbey have so far refused to arrest How
ard. Julge Lewis went last week with a
posse to make tbe arrest himself in time for
court. He found Howard surrounded by
armed friends, playing cards.
Howard and his companions jumped up at
tight of the posse and a battle ensued. Spur
lock, one of Howard's men, was shot through
the back, it is believed fatally. George Hail,
one of the posse, was shot several times, and
will probably die. In the fight both parties
were scattered. Meredith aud Craig, of tbe
LewiB party, were shot on their way back to
Harlan and badly wounded. Two men who
were with them tor a tuna were lost sigtit of
and are still missing.
Judge Li3wis and thos immediately with
him were persued for an hour and fired upon
several times. There are rewards of $5,000
from the Governor of Missouri and $50d from
Governor Backner for Howard. : Ha haa
about 50 well-armed men about him, and de
clares be will not bi taken.
The people of that section o the State are
determined to be rid of the odium of these.
fends, and Howard will be captured. . This,
will enn tne Turner-Howard lead, ns the
Martm-Tolliver feud BtO 'pad with C'riz Tol-
TRADE 11 WEEI
Reports Show Encouraging
Prospects in All Directions.
Increase in the Volume of Tradb la
Interior Cities Government Crop
Reports Sustained Interior
Banks Amply Supplied.
Special telegrams to BradatreeVs record a
visible improvement in the distribution of
staples at a majority of cities reporting. At
almost all points it is noted that the outlxik
for the Fall trade is very good." While
weather conditions West and Northwest re
main very favorably, in Louisiana and Texas
too much rain has damaged the crops, par
ticularly cotton, and rendered interior roads
so heavy as to materially check trading.
Mercantile collections West and North are
genet aHy more favorally. ' Cattle and hogs
are lower. Powder and dynamite mills on
Pacific coast have formed a pooL Nearly
61,00n bushels of barley have been shipped
from Sau Francisco to New York.
Cotton and woolen dress fabrics are more
active in jobbing circles at N w York an t
Boston, and an average distribution in all
Hues of domestic staple and department goods
is reported. Agents not$ larger re-orders of
seasonable fabrics and more interest is mani
fested in Spring goods. Prices, as a whole,
are well controlled. Print cloths are go
lower on the week, on lighter demand, and
low grade Southern goods are weaker, but
not quotably lower. Foreign goods at New
York are in light demand, and the season is
The domestic woolen goods situation shows
little change. Raw wool is unsettled. Sales
are only moderate, and the outlook is uncer
tain. Bales at concessions are reported, but
prices are not quotably lower. Manufac
turers are only supplying immediat3 wants.
Cotton is active and speculatively higher on
small supplies, late movement of new crop
and generally good demand. Liverpool re
ports an advance of &.
The depression in tue sugar market noted
for tbree weeks past still continues. Raws
are off 9-ltto under some pressure to real
ize. The disinclination of jobbers and others
to take freely of .refined is still noticeable,
and prices were marked down another o on
Wednesday, with only a moderate business
resulting. The net consumption of sugar in
tbe United States for six months ended June
3 J last is estimated at 751,101 tons, against
710,408 tons in a like portion of 1888, and 093,
TJ2 tons in 1847. The profits of the Suar
Trust for six months are estim tted by Messrs.
Wiilett & Mamlin at 18,423,000, and by tbe
non-trust refiners at $4,445,000. Transactions
in coffee, both distributive and speculative,
have been heavier than last week, with a gain
of fifteen points on the former and about
thirty on tbe latter.
The Government crop report, not being
quite as favorable for wheat as expected,
tended to stiffen prices when backed by
firmer foreign cables. Restricted export
takings and a reduced buying interest let
quotations down again. Futures are up about
fio on tbe week. Corn has been variable on
heavy cables and improving sp culative de
mand, but closes o up. No 2 oats are
lc higher, but white oats are lower on tue
week. Exports of wheat (and flour as wheat)
equal 1,914,000 bushels this week against 2,
050,000 bush ls last week, and 2,569,000 bush ls
a year ago. Total foreign shipments July 1
to date equal 11,250,000 bushels, against 13
653,980 bushels for a like period last year.
KILLED THE BURGLAR.
A Richmond Jank Dealer Who Filled
a Thief Full of Shot.
Ex-City Sergeant James C. Smith, of
Richmond, Va., whose junk shop has bsen
robbed several times recently, secreted him
in Vie building with a double-barreled shot
gun. About 2 o'clock in the morning he observed
a negro man coming down tbe steps insid i
the building, when n? fired, wounding the
robber, who ran off and hid himself. Smith
called to the negro to come out, which be did.
Smith alleges that he thought the negro had
a weapon in his band, ami hs tired the second
barrel of t.ie sh t gun into him, with fatal
The wounded man wai taken to the alms
house, where be died in a few hours. Smith
surrendered himself to the authorities. A
coroner's jury met and returned in a verdict
of justifiable homicide.
A New Discovsry in Tanning That
Makes Leather Last Forever.
From tba State University at Berkeley,
Cal., comes a report of a discovery made by
one of tbe professors of the institution, which,
if true, will result in revolutionizing the
The claim is made that experiments have
determined that certain combinations of fat
and oils, witti sulphur compounds, when nsed
for tanning have the effect of rendering
leather impervious to water and so pliable as
to render it almost indestructible. Tbe as
sertion is made that boots and shoes manu
factured of leather thus prepared will last
five tiim-s as long as the footwear now on the
market, with no additional cost.
When it considered that the paople of the
United Stat -s annually expend $300,000,OJO
for boots and shoes, the importance of the
discovery, which will reduce this expensj
lour-fiitlis can be ioiazinecL
B .vLTtMoni Flour City Mills, extra, 14.90
a5.1u. o Wheat Southern Fultz, 8aS7:
Corn Southern White, 45a4tt cts, ellow
4:ia44 cts. Oats Southern and Pennsylvania
24a27 cts. : Rye Maryland & Pennsylvania
50a5'Jcts. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
lrt (WallO 50;Straw-VV beat,8.00a!J.50; Butter,
Eastern Creamery,16a20c., near-by receipts
lVal7ets; Cheese Eastern Fancy Cream. 0
a'. cts., Western, 8a8 cts; Eafgs 10
all ; Tobacco Leaf Inferior, la2.00, Good
Common, 3 00a 4 tK), Middling, 5ao.00 Good
to tine red,7a9; Fancy, lOatia.
New York Flour Southern Common to
fair extra,'-'. 65a3.15r Wheat-No 1 White 87
aKS; Rye State. 51a52); Corn Southern
Yellow,4:3Xa43. Oats-White,8tate 26Wa27
cts. ; Butter-State. 1 lal6 cts. ; Cheese-State,
0)aeKct.; Eggs 16alti cts.
Philadelphia Flour Pennsylvania
fancy, 4.25a4.75; Wheat Pennsylvania and
Southern Red, 83a84; Rye Pennsylvania
52a5bcts:Corn Southern Yellow, 42a43 cts
Oats '-SaSO cts.: Butter State, 18al cts.;
Cheese N. Y. Factory, 9ali cts. Eggs
State, 18al9 eta.
, Baltimore Beef, 4 00a4 45; Sheep $2 00
a4 00 . 1 logs m OOatt 25.
iEW York Beef--t5 00a5 50; Sheep-$3 50
a5 50; Hogs 4 65a5 15.
East Liberty Bwr 14 40a4 90; Sbeep
ri Si'iilTojll -r;i ti'a 40. . j
WORK AND .WORKERS.
German miners have won. '
New Zealand runs its railroads.
Colorado has several deserted towns.
Some leather is tanned by electricity.
Belgium expelled 281 foreigners in 18SS.
Toronto pick and shovel men are organize J.
New Haven plumbers g 33 cents per
hour. . f
The best diamond cutters make $60 per
A change in tbe constitution of the Granite
cutters' Nationil Union is in contemplation.
If it takes place it will locate the president
in one City for ten years.
Over seven huudre 1 men are now employed
at the granite quarries of West Sullivan, Me.
The product of tbe quarries average from
tbree to four millions of paving blocks a
year, besides other work.
The Garment-Cutters and Trimmers' Na
tional Trade As?emuly, No. 231. at their con
vention in St. Louis, Mo., instructed tbelr
delegates to the General Assembly of the
Knights of Labor to vote for tbe eight-hour
workday of 1890. Tbe delegates represant
The Arlington Mills Manufacturing Com
pany of Wilmington, Del. , has given notice
to its 5 JO employes of a general reduction in
wages ranging from 5 to 10 percent, to take
effect on Monday next. The company man
ufactures ginghams, aud attributes general
depression in thj trade as tbe cause of the re
duction. The trade school for boys, under direction
of tbe Master Builders' Exchange, is to open
this fall in Philadelphia, Pa. Bricklaying,
carpentering, plastering, painting, plumbing,
stonecutting an t blacksmitbing are to be
taubt Tbe exchange is also to establish in
tbe new building a free exhibition room for
the display of all materials and devices used
in tbe construction of building).
Macter Workman Powerly.in the Journal
of United Labor, says he will speak on L Uor
day for D. A. 51 in Newark, and if any an
nouncements are made that he will speak
elsewhere they are unauthorized. He says he
was advertised to speak in exactly eighteen
places on July 4, and intimates it was done
to draw crowds, and that telegrams pur
porting to have come from him were read
The largest local trades-union In the country
is Typographical Union No. 6, in New York.
It was organized forty-eight years ago,
Horace Greeley being its first president.
From a membership of twenty-seven in 1819
it has increased to over 4,000. There is but
one larger trades-union in tbe world, tbe Lo
don printers having 7,0 JO names on the union
roll. The Union Printer attributes tbe re
markable growth of No. 0 to the conserva
tive and liberal manner in which its affairs
have been conducted.
TERRIFIC OIL EXPLOSION.
Thousands of Barrels of tbe Flnid
Ablaze, A Tremendous Fire.
The last stroke of the tbree o'clock bell bad
hardly died away when a sudden and bril
liant glare spread over the lower section of
the cities of Allegheny and Pittsburg. It
was followed by a dull, heavy boom. For a
moment darkness once more covered tbe sky,
and then fl imes and smoke shot up in vast
volumes from the Allegheuy side of the Ohio
river. Lieutenant Holmes, of the Allegheny
police force, who was on Biaver avenue at
tbe time, at once realized that an explosion
of great magnitude had occured, and he
quickly sounded the alarm. He then hurried
to the location of the flames, and an instant's
glance was sufficient to show that tbe large
oil refinery of A. D. Miller was doomed to
When Lieutenant Holmes arrived on the
scene be found Perry Houck, the night watch
man of the refinery, lying in an injured and
dazed condition on Washington avenue.
Houck could tll nothing of tbe explosion or
how be escaped. Thornton Miller, the engi
neer of tbe establishment, was missing, and
it is thought he perished in trie flames. In
the meantime, the devouring element was
sweeping all before it. Starting from the
gasoline still, which was the cause of tba ex
plr8lcn, the flames spread in all directions.
The tank of water-white oil was the first to
ignite, but was soon followed by a large re
o'Ptable of the ordinary brand, and 25.000
barrels were ablazi at once. Alarm after
alarm was smt out, from fire headquarter
and soon ever- engine in the city was at te
scene, and streams of water were pouring
from all directions, but the greedy flame
seemed to accept the water merely as fresh
fuel, and it appeared but to aid on the work
Near the corner of Preble avenue and
Adams street stood a cooper shop, a long,
low, brick buildintr, stored with empty bar
rels, and with rows of them standing on tbe
outside. These latter were soon on fire, and
it seemed to be but a question of a few min
ntes when those of the inside must follow.
Within fifteen minutes the entire square, ex
cept a narrow strip along Preble avenue, was
one raafs of flimes.
The roofs of the nelgbboririgresidenco were
smoking, and the occupants many of tbem
half clad were standing around half stupe
fled with fer that their homes were to be
devoured. In a short time nearly all the
residents of lower Allegheny were on tbe
scene, pressing as close to the grand sight as
to intense heat would permit
Quite a sensation was created among them,
however, by tbe announoemnt that in the
build inz at the corner of Wash ngton and
Preble avenues, which ws on the verge of
the fire, was stored 1,900 barrel of benzine.
Ibe result of this ularm was a general set
ter for a short time, but tbe crowd soon
agn surrounded tbe dangerous spot.
While hard at work. Firemen Mulvehiol,
of the Eureka Enarine Company, had his foot
badly crushed, and was taken home in a pa
trol wagon. The plant was valued at $225,000.
KILLED BY THE OPERATION.
Congressman Laird's Death Caused by
a Bungling Surgeon.
A sensation was created at Hastings, Neb.,
by the report of the autopsy orer the late
This examination brought ont the surpris
ing fact that Laird was a sound man physi
cally. Every vital organ of his body was
found to have been in a healthy condition.
He was getting well, and with his vital or
gans unimpared it was only a question of
time when he would have been restored to
This was prevented "vy most unhappy cir
cumstances. Erainea physicians bad de
clared that Lafrd was not sufiVring particu
larly and that a surgical operationvas dan
gerous and unnecessary, and yet his death is
attributed directly to the operation performed
juit a few days before his demise.
His deah was dirKitly attributable tc
blood pinion, caused by sail operation.
The Progress Made in Rail
road Building, During 1889,
The Dividends and Earnings Com
pared With I hose of 1887.
Tbe railway mileage of the United State
now aggregates, 156,081 miles, an increase'
for last year of 7023 miles, according to the.
advance shws of Poor's Manual for 1839, ;
just issuedp On 154,275 miles there have
been issued $4,433,411,342 in stock and $4,624,
035,023 in bonds, along with : a funded
dept . of $306,951,589, and a current debt
of $233,088,355, a total of , $9,607,487,309
The ccst of this amount of road and
its equipments aggregated $8,344,304,823,
while securities held as investments are
set down at $1,106,232,409, and cash and
other assets increase the total $423,433,053,
Gross earnings on 145.341 miles were $350,
622.008. Net earnings were $25)7,363,677, and
other income was $84,307,880, a total net of
$32,361,5.57. Bond interest payments were
$199,062,531; dividends, $78,943,041, and all
payments, $367,553,547. ' '
The stock debt per tni'e is $28,708; bonds, '
$29,973. Passeneer earnings per mib were
$1729; freight, $4,397; total grcsi, $6540; net;
earnings per mile, $2045. Passenger earn
ings were 26.44 per cent of gross. The rate!
per pasenger per mile was 2 246 cents, and.
per ton .907 cent, asralost 1.246 in 1883.
Compared with 1887,iet earnings fell off.
$33,358,068, or; ten ner cent; interest pay
men is increased $3,333,1)36, or 1.63 per cent.,
and dividends fell off $11 330,417, or 12.4 per
cent. The number of passengers Increased,
six per cent. Tbe freight tonnage was 589,
398,317, an increase of 37,323,565, or t per
This interesting computation is made by.
Poor: . " '. ;
'l'ne tonnage-mileage of 18S7 was C1,5C1.
069,996, for transporting when the railroads
received an a vera g 8 rate of 1,034 cents per
ton p jr mile, producing a revenue of $63o
600.223. In 1884 the tonnage-mileage, was
7i,423,O05,988, which produced an average
revenue per ton pr mile of .907 cent, or,
in tbe aggregate, $639 200,723. Had ths rates
received in 187 prevailed In 1888, the dif
ference about i mills per ton per mile
would nave given me rsuroaus an increasea
revenue of $89, 189,619, sufficient to pay
more than 2 per cent, upon tbe total amount'
of capital stock outstanding at ths end of
1888. upon all of the roads contributing
towards this graud aggregate." -
It is shown that the average redaction in
freigbt rates since the close of tbe Civil War
Las not been lers than seventy percent., not
withstanding which the average rate of
wages paid ty tbe railroads to their opera
tives is higher now than it was at that period.
"it becomes plain, therefore" says ths
Manual, "that the immense sums that have
been annually kst to the railroads of the
country by their voluntary reductions ia
rates have been a corresponding savins; to
the publio at large. A calculation of tbs
sums saved to tbe public by these reductions
in rates during the past - quarter century
would reach far up into the thousands of
DISEASE AMONG HORSES. '
A Mysterious Distemper Among th
Animals in Kent County, Md.
Horsemen in Kent county, Md., are puz
zled over the appearance of a fatal and pecu
liar disease among horses. The animals,
while apparently well, droop, and in soma
cases are dead almost instantly. A bone be
longing to Josiah Massey, a farmer living
near Chestertown, while being bridled a few
days ago for tbe purpose of being used on ths
farm fell dead, and so did another belonging
t j Mr. Henry Massey.
Toe latter horse was quietly grazing in the
pasture, when Mr. Massey passed near him
and waved his hand to make him move. Tbe
animal rais.d his bead and started to wallc
i. S, and fell dead in his tracks. A third one,
belonging to Bradley Thompson, which had
been put out to pasture, was found dead in
the field lying near a stream of water.' A
fourth, belonging to T. H. Cooper, die! sud
denly without a moment's warning, never
having drooped or refused its food.
Tbe appetite of the animals is good up to
the list moment, and in some cases tbey liave
died with food in their mouths. In the three
cases first mentioned the horses were appar
ently well up to the moment of death, eating
heartily and showing no signs of sickness.
Whether or not tbe disease is contagious it is
impossible to say, as all Investigation has
faued to furnish auy satisfactory knowledge
of the nature of the trouble.
MET DEATH IN A TUNNEL;
Workmen Blown to Pieces by an Ex
plosion of Giant Powder.
A terrible accident is reported from Buck,
ley's Mills, Russell county, Va. A railread
tunnel is being carried through a big hill at
that point and a large number of men are
umploybd. A blast containing eighty pounds
of giant powder was fired, but the charge
failed to explode. A gong of men went back
to the blast and started to drill the tamping
out, in order to insert a new fuse. While
thus engage 1 tbe charge exploded and an
eighteen-foot drill was hurled through the
ikuli of one of tbe men, killing him instantly.
Tbe dead are:
Michael Dance, head blown off; Joseph
Moore, right side and shoulder torn away by
rock. r .
The injured, two of whom are likely to die,
William Kunz, terribly lacerated by flying
rocks; Audrew Martin; leg blown off at tbe
knee; John Kamsey. lost both hands.
ALL THE MCEY SPENT.
State Work at Johnstown Will Hare
to be Stopped In About a Week, v
It is now stated upon what is considered
good authority that about all the money has
been spent that bad been guaranteed to Gov
ernor Beaver for the prosecution of the
State work at Johnstown.
' Such being the case, it is said thai In a
few days the State force will be withdrawn
and Johnstown will then be left to shift
for itself. The people are Tery much
alarmed about the matter, as it is evident
that it tbe workmen are withdrawn now
very sarious consequenc e may ensue.
Police officials nave been scouring ths
country for tbe past few weeks, notifying
people who carried off things from th de
bris to return them. As a consequence,
many valuable. are returned daily and find
their way to tbe'owners. Thost who d i not
return goods in their pos-jev n. wi.i L