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PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1889.
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" THE NEWS.
Henry A. Sage & Co.'8 harnesi factory et
S"' Pa- w" destroyed by fire.? Lots
,000. .Typhoid fever is raging in Johns
town, there twenty.flv patlento down
with the disease in the Red Cross hospital
--The safe in the postofflce at Cornwall, N.
V., was blown open and toOO In stamps stolen.
-The female colleger Greensboro, N. C,
Has a sensation in the, elopement of one of its
prettiest puPu& The United States steamer
Knh captured tmother, British sealing
schooner in faring Bea. Two sisters
Mrs. Dob8onftged sixty.flve, and Mrs. Den
nett, agedvyenty.while returning in a buggy
to their 'home, outside of Milwaukee, were
strucir. by a railroad train and killed. -The
outness portion of the bisto lo village of
Cackett's Harbor, N. Y.J was destroyed by
fire. Loss $40,000.- Wbitall Tatum & Co.,
green glass manufacturers of Millville, N.
J., have acceded to the demands of the work-men.-
A pair of swindlers, representing
themselves as agents of the Standard Oil
Company, successfully work innocent people
In the towns along the Ohio river near Wheeling.-
Rev. Dr. Yost, chancellor of ; the
Uatversity of Florida, presented to Heidei
jorg College, at Tiffin, Ohio, a museum of
tsuriosities valued at $00,000.- Judge Mo
Connell, of Chicago, has decided that all the
defendants in the Cronin trial must be tried
together, with the exception of Woodruff.-
Oliver Wendell Homes celebrated the eigh
tieth anniversary of Ms birth. A resolu
tion endorsing Commissioner Tanner's pen
sion policy caused a lively discussion In the
Grand Army oimpmeht, resulting in the
adoption of a substitute resolution expressing
contidence in his integrity, and uniting with
Lim in a request for an Investigation of his
administrate --James W. Newbaker, a
politician of Saaria, Miss., was assassinated
by unknownparties while entering bis house.
An atteorpt was mide in Chicago to ansassl
iiaterge Klahre, a tinsmith, who had
ideny'ded Martin Burke in connection with
the Cronin case.- The annual session of the
American Bar Association ontnnrl in f!htn.
V J no.- Tbe body of John E. Wise was found
J 1 near his home in Chicaeo with a bullet hole
la ihe bead. He had been robbed and mur
dered. -The Eastern Association of Green
, KJlass Manufacturers has rejected the de
tsmds of the men for the coming blasts, and
wgreed to stand together until the men come
to terms. The New York Board of Alder
men adopted a resolution calling upon the
2ew York Central and Hudson River Rail
road Compiny to refuse all requests made
by aldermen for posses over that road. -Commander-in-chief
Warner delivered .bis
nnnual address to the Grand Army National
Encampment at Milwaukee. It is esti
mated that tho wine product of California
Kill not exceed twelve millions gallons this
jear, -C. Slocura, an aeronaut, fell 150
eet from a balloon in Jefferson county. N.
PY., and received a concussion of the brain,
Jikely to prove fatal. -H. C. Frick & Co.,
ihave secured control of 9,000 of the 14,000
coke oveus In the Connellsville region.
The National Encampment, Grand Army of
the Republic, elected General Ilmsoll A. Al-
jger of Detroit, commander-in-chief. Mil
Jford, Ct, celebrated its two hundred and fif
tieth anniversary. Policeman Patrick Coa
, " ml-vr '"VK s . .
iors, vi xroy, a. x., nas oeen a r res tea on a
charge of murder in killing Michael Manton
iby strikjuM with a club. The cutters
r shoe manufactories at North Adams,
(Masi, have gone on strike. The Penney l
ivania coal output for S?ptember has been
restricted to three milllo i tons. William
(Burton was killed by Chapman Farley, in
iSummers county, W. Va. , jealously being the
icouse of the murder.- The Pennsylvania
IProbibition State Convention met at Harris-
)burg and nominated J. R. Johnston, of Pitta
lb urg, for state treasurer. In anticipation
ef robbers, trains on the Milwaukee, Like
:6bore and Western Railroad now carry ax
enals of firearms. t
The forest fires in Montana have teen
checked br heavy rains, but millions of feet
of valuable 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.
-Jliss Lillie Felman, of Chicago, lost
;ber life in trying to save a woman and her
hild from drowning. An autopsy reveals
the fact that the death of Congressman Laird
Of Michigan, was caused by an unnecessary
Burgical operation. After two months of
jdrouth in South Dakota, a furious rainstorm
did almost as much damage as . the dry
.weather' had. The Johnstown Fishing
Club talk of re-establis'iintr the lake the
'bursting of the dam of which caused such
terrible destruction to life and property.
Alfred Porter, aged nineteen years, a stu-'
dent of Dartmouth College, was accidentally
shot and killed In a bunting camp on Ken
miston's Island, New Hampshire. Gilroan
A. Kimball, of, Middleton.iMass, died of
ihydrophobia from a scratch on the lip by
liisj dog several weeks ago. The Chicago
and St. Louis meat packers are now doing a
big business in Mexico. By the explosion
of a boiler in a bre wery jn Allegheny City,
' To., Henry Snyder was killed and two other
persons injured. The moulders of two
. agricultural implement factories of Norfolk
Va., have gone out on strike. -Carolina
Marcona, of Chicago, struck James Roso a
fatal blow with an axa for making an in
aufting proposal to her daughter.- Eigh
teen New York financiers held a meeting in
New Yfrk to consider plans for raising funds
for the world's fair, in 1303. , Jesw Seligman
submitted a plan estimating the cost of the
exposition at $15,000,000, stock to be issued
at 10 a share. -Austin, Wyatt, serving a
' ten year term in tho New Jersey state prison
I nt Trenton,, committed suicide by cutting
bis throat.- A. 8. Hooper, a letter-carrier
in th postotUce at Richmond, Va., has been
arrested on a charge of robbing the mails.
- 3evrnl miners were killed by a fall of
slats in ths CamielHon Company's mine,
Jayett county, W, .Va.
GRAND ARMY YETERAHS.
Twenty-thir3 National Encamp
ment Held in Milwaukee
General R, A. Alger, of Michigan;
GSffE&XL B. A. ALQER, Of MICHIGAN.
, Thirty-five thousand veteraas took part in
the parade of the Grand Army of the Re
publie at the Twenty-third National Encamp
ment in Milwaukee. General Sherman and
Commander-in-Chief Warner shared the
.honor of the hour with General Loatafl's"
widow, who, with Mrfc Algei'and Senator
Manderson, occupied the front tier of
the reviewing stand. The city was
crowded with strangers, and the veterans,
who came from all sections of the Union.
were heartily cheered. The Pennsylvania
delegation made tno oeaz appearance or any
organization in the line.
Overflowing: central cams fires Were held
at night at West Side Turner Hall and Light
norse oquaaron Armory, besides a dozen
minor ones. At West Side Turner Hall
Mayor Thomas H. Brown delivered an ad
dress of welcome and Commissioner of Pen
sions Tanner responded. General . Warner
presided :and made a brief address. General
Lucius Fairchild presided at the other camn
fire. A monster war song concert, attended
Dy ouuu veterans ana otiiers, was given in a
large tent in Juneau Park. Mrs. John A.
Logan held a reception at the Court House,
and was escorted th ere by the entire Illinois
Department of 3000 veterans.
Second Day's Proceedings.
The real business of the Twenty-third En
campment opened on the following morning
at Turner Hall, when General Warner called
the delegates to order. About seven hun
dred were present. The Committee on Cre
dentials occupied considerable time. The
proceedings were held with closed doors.
After prayer by Chaplain Wharton, of the
Wisconsin Department, Commander Warner
read nis address. He said that the growth of
the organization had been steady and healthy.
The net gain in membership during the year
(in good standing) was 21,431. He commended
the practice of the posts in the Department
of New York of presenting on February 22d
the American flag to such public schools as
are not yet in possession of one. On the sub
ject of pensions, with which his address
closed, General Warner said:
"The last encampment, after much discus
sion, by a practicauy unanimous vote, recom
mended to Congress a servibe-pension bill,
and what is known as the Disability Pension
bill, the latter having received the reported
approval of previous encampments. This
action was the result of compromise, and, in
my judgement, was as wise as it was just and
conservative. My experience in Congress leads
me to believe that you will (treatly
strengthen the hands of our friends in that
body by demanding at Milwaukee the
pension legislation asked for at Colum
bus. Let the Committee on PenH&m take
your recommendations to Confess, back
ed by a united Grand Army of the Republic,
and there will be no failure. If we are true
to ourselves, before the next encampment
every comrade disabled by age. sickness or
accident, and the widows and orphans of
veterans, will be borne on the pension roll."
Ex-Pension Commissioner Black and Secre
tary of Agriculture Rusk also made brief re
marks. The reports of the Adjutant-General,
Quartermaster-General, Judge Advocate
General and Surgeon-General were then read,
after which the Encampment took a recess
for two hours. In the afternoon Boston was
chosen as the place for the next annual En
campment, the steady quiet work of the
Massachusetts men during the two days be
ing rewarded by a handsome majority over
Washington and Saratoga.
The annual reunion of the Veteran Signal
Corps was held and elected Governor J. B.
Foraker.of Ohio, President.
Very unexpectedly the Grand Army dele
gates proceeded to an election of officers at
the night session. General Russell A. Alcer.
of Detroit, had it all his own way. Twenty
men nominated him, Colonel James Sexton,
of Chicago, first presenting his name. All
tho other candidates were then withdrawn
and General Alger was elected bv ac
clamation, Colonel A. G. Weissert, of Mil
waukee, was elected Senior Vice-Commander,
and John F. Lovett, of New Jersey,
junior v ice-nimanaer.
SKETCH OF THE NEW COMMANDER. .
General Russell A. Alcer was born on
February 27, 1836, in Lafayette Township,
Medina County, Ohio. His father came from
Connecticut and his mother from Vermont.
When but twelve years old his mother
died, and shortly afterward his father and
elder sister were stricKen witn death, and
the young boy was left without a dollar in
the world, and a younger brother
and Bister to core for. Obtaining
filaces for these he started out in the world,
n 1850 he hired himself out to a farmer, he to
receive $3 for the i first month, $4 for the
second, and $5 for the next four months.
In 1800 yoing Alger went to Michigan, and
with a small amount of borrowed capital en
gaged in the lumber business at Grand Rapids,
which soon afterward collapsed. He was mar
ried to Miss Annette H. Henry, daughter of
W. G. Henry, of Grand Rapids, in 1661, and
when the war broke out -he entered the
army, and was elected a Captain in the Sec
ond Michigan Cavalry. ' '
At Boonvilla, Miss., Captain Alger had his
side crushed in and five ribs broken by being
dismounted his horse being shot.
: By general promotion, after participating
in sixty-six battles, he was brevetted Briga
dier and Maior-Generat, and resigned from
the service because of injuries received from
Ms horse on September 20, 184. After
this he went into the north woods o Michi-
fan, and, with, funds furnished him by
ranklht and Stephen Moore, - entered
government lands at $1.25 an acre,
in l7-33, with his wife, he took up
his life in the . woods to work his way.
In 1W4 General Alger was elected Governor
AHboiif h now worth about f.",000.000 it is
;iid tint. Uenvl Alger never swd a man or
v-ass'-ccl in hi i life.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
' Three Stockmm brothers, while digging a
well aV JefferftMi, Md., were overcome by
tout air and mad) fatally ill.
Frank Sorrenson was fatally Injured at
Nauticoke, Pa., by a trap which he had ar
ranged to kill pigeon thieves.
David Cunninitt, an old resident of Alma,
Arkaiiiii, was found dead in the road near
the Madison county Jine, having been shot.
A heavy storm of wind aud rain passed
ovjr wtmnrop, Maine, lasting nalt annour.
C rn and other crops were seriously Injured.
Andrew Johnson, a barkeeper, and a man
n med J. feter&ou, a tilucusmith. both of
K in shu, Wisconsin, were drowned while
fU.un; m Camp Lik.
Bert Mi ler and John Olcott. 10 -v ear-old
of prominent men at Pomeroy, Iowa,
w.'re smothered todeata in a bin of flax in the
e.evator at that place.
Texas f tvtr Is reported to have broken
cue umoug cmt.e iu t je vicinity ot ureens
l urg, Po. Twelve fatal cases occurred. at
The building and stock of the Parks &
Hnzz-ird Shoe Manaiactory, at 'Jamestown,
Ne York, were damaged by tire to the
juijuut of fSO.OJO; insurance f 33,000. ,
A Lehigh Valley passenger engine, run
ning wild, ran into an Erie treieht train at
Taylor Park, mar buffalo, N. Y., and Fire
man JJennls Hayes was crushed to deatn.
In Dulutb, AJinn., on Monday night. 2 797
100 inches of rain fell. The city conduits
were lusumcitnt to carry away tne water,
and about ou,uuu worta oi damage was done.
W. K. Perry, the aeronaut, who was hurt
by tailing Jroiu a baloon at the Mount Holly
.'air, near Charlotte, North Carolina, ten days
igo, died at that place as a result of internal
At Newton, North Carolina, H. R, Ken-
yon, a young banker, I or merely or nocnesier
.I. Y., walked out oi an upper story window
and was killed, iie was uelinouj wn ly
Frank Morris. John Heil. James O'Brien
and i. rod ie Morris, miners, were caught b
neuth a icll of slate and killed in the mines
of the Cannelitoit Coal Company, in Fayette
county, West Virginia.
Zenus F. Wilber. perhaps the most im
portant witness in the great suit against the
iJell lelepnone uompany, was louna dead in
bed in Denver, uoiorado, on xnursday. xiis
death evidently resulted from bard drinking.
A fire at Sanoma, California, destroyed
the bank, Masonic Hall, a butcher 6 bop, sa
loon, real estate office, a large stable and oth
er buildings. During tbe progress of the lire
F. Duhring, a protniuat niercnant droppel
Charles Rhtie, Martin Thomas and Law
rence Overly Were fatally injured, and John
Gleason ana Henry Keutz, seriously, by the
fall of one of tha walls of tbe Centilion brew
ery, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, which was re
Miss Lillian Fellruan, of Chicago, was
drowned iu tbe St, Joseph's river, Michigan,
while attempting to savo Mrs. Edw. Napier,
who bad goi into deep water in an effort to
sav.) a tittle boy from drowning. Mrs. Na
pier and the boy were saved.
Rose Cacsidy, aged 13 years, of South Bend,
Indiana, wuiteameep walked off the platform
or a Vandalia express, at Ettingham, Illinois,
while it was running at full speed. Tbe
train was stopped and the girl was found
uuburt walking along the track.
General James Madison Leach, ex-member
of Congress f rotn Nortu Carolina, has had
his leg broken at Cnarlottesville, Virginia,
by stepping off a train wuile it was iu mo
lion. As be is over 75 years of age, it is
feared that the injuries may prove fatal.
A despatch from Parkemburg, West Vir.
giuia, says that there is great suffering by
rfason of the recent disastrous floods of
Tucker, Tygart, Slate, Little Sandy and
otber creek valleys, and that the local re
sources for the relief of the people will soon be
A freight wreck occurred on the Erie Rail
road at Big Flats. An east-Ooun i passenger
train ran into the obstruction, and one bag
gage and one express car were burned. En
gineer Andrew Wallace and Fireman Charles
Kimball were badly hurt and soalded, and
two paaSiugers were slightly injured.
A despatch from Vincennes Indiana, says
that the locomotive and eight cars of a
freight train on tbe Ohio aud Mississippi
Kailroad were wrecked by running over a
cow. J. C. Lyons was instantly killed and
C. M. raulley was fatally i' jured, Tbe en
gineer and fireman escaped by jumping.
A despatch from Albuquerque, New Mex
ico. sa?s that a Mexicau uoy was bitten by a
mad wolf in the San Diaz Mountains and
died in great agony. II and his elder broth
er were playing near the house when the
wolf attacked tbem, lacerating tueir iacee
and hands. It is feared the otber boy will
Omat excitement exists among the cotton
farmers of five counties in Arkansas over the
appearance, within the last few days, of cot
ton worms. They have appeared in the bot
tom lands of Pulaski, Jefferson, Clark and
two others, as far as beard from. Paris green
is being freely need.
a onanline still at the oil refinery of A.
n Miiir & Son. in Allegheny, Fa, exploded
and tbe entire plant took fire and was de
stroyed. The engineer is missing, and Perry
Heuck, the watcumau, was badly injured
The loss is estimated at $a0i,000. There was
Three ladies of Portland, Oregon, Mrs.
Gooree Bonar, Mrs. Frank Morgan and Miss
Sallie Wiberg, became separated from a
party who were descending Mount Hood re
cently and lost their way. Searching (par
ties were formed and the women were found,
at 3 A. M., perched upon a high rock for
safety from wild animals and huddled to
gether to keep warm.
The coroner's inquest was held at Knox
ville, Tennessee, over the rains of the persons
killed in the accident on the Knox ville, Cum
berland Gap and Louisville Kiilroad at the ;
Flat creek trestle. Tbe railroad compan y was
completely exonerated from blnme, but the
cause of the accident remains uuknown. The
rood bed was found to be in parfect condition,
the cars were just out of tho shop and the
wheels were tested.
RACE WAR THREATENED,
The Murder of a White Policeman at
Oxford, N. C, May Cause Trouble
A special from Oxford, N. C., threatened
race trouble in that place.
Late in the afternoon two negroes bad a
difficulty over a gams of cards, creating a
disturbance, Policeman Whitfield tried to
arrest them, but the two men turned upon 4
the officer, shooting him five times and in
juring him fatally. The negroes flnl, pur
sued by several hundred whites, who suc
ceeded in catching the culpits iu the suburbs
of tbe town.
Threats of lynching were freely indulged
in, but the sheriff succeeded in gaining cus
to 1y of tbe negtoex, who were placed iu jail.
There is some talk of an effect twins: mnde
'by tbe colored population to attack the j til
an 1 rescue ths it?x;ro:. la Ibis event thyre
wi.'l be serious trout-i3.
WORK AND WORKERS.
The labor prens of tbe entire country pre
dict for September Libor Day the largest
and most general celebration yet observed.
The national convention of the Journey
men Brewer's Union will be held In Cincin
nati, September. .
The National' Tailors' Union, which held
its convention in New York last week, bai
decided that women are eligible to member
ship. . . ;; v .
Miss Bole, the pretty girl blacksmith, whe
is said to be making quite a pile of meney io
'Frisco, has already a rival in Alide Wilder,
stall and not unattractive brunett, who
makes creditable hors shoes in a little shop
under an elm tree in th suburbs of ' Brook
In. - .
The board of trade of New Birmingham,
Texas, bve issued a call to all the counties
of East T -XBS for an East Texas immigration
convention, to meet in Tyler on Wednesday,
the 18th day of September. It recites that
Texas is tbe best piace in the world for man
ufactures and everything, and wants immi
grants. President Gompers, of the American Fed
f ration of Labor, has issued a circular. He
says: "Nine thousand miners in Illinois and
Iudiaca have been on .strike since May 1
against a reduction in wages, and now ap
peal to us for financial aid. Let each aiS lu
ted nnion of the A. F. of L. at once collect
money at Its first meeting, and at each suc
ceeding meeting until the strike ends." :
A farmer in China may be hired by the
year for from $8 to $14, with food, clothing,
bead shaving and tobacco. Those who work
by the day receive from 8 to 10 cents, with a
noon day meal. 4t the planting and har
vesting of rice wages are from 10 to 20 cents
Jt t.V. 4t 1- t,r
u uoj, iriiu ui iDeaui, urou cents a aay
without food. Few land-owners hire hands
except a few diys during the planting and
harvesting of rice. Those who have more
land than they and their sons can till lease
it to their neighbors. Much land is held on
leases giren by ancient proprietors to clans
men, whose descendents now till it, paying
from $7 to $14 worth of rice annually for
its use. Food averages little more than $1 a
month for each member of a farmer's family.
One wbo boys, cooks and eats his meals alont
spends from tl 50 to 3 a month upon the
raw material and fuel.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
Eightieth Birthday Anniversary of
the Noted Poet.
Oliver Wendell Holmes quietly passed his
eightieth birthday at Beverly Farms, Boston.
Letters and telegrams of congratulation have
poured in on him from all over the country,
and he received many ladies and gentlemen.
Many beautiful floral gifts were sent to tbe
Doctor, and the house is filled with sweet
smelling plants and flowers. He also received
a very handsome remembrance in tbe form
of a solid silver, gold-lined loving-cup of
beautiful design from personal friends and
classmates, whose names Dr. Holmes desired
6hould remain private.
He stated that he had received a short per
sonal note from his friend Whittier, in
which tbe later merely expressed his regard
and his deep regret that his present ill health
would prevent hisbejnz present in person to
grasp his friend by the hand and tender con
gratulations. The Doctor expressed his sor
row to bear that Mr. Whittier was not well.
The Doctor greets each of his visitors per
sonally with a cordial grasp of tbe hand and
expresses bis great pleasure at their coming.
His manner is as vivacious, bis step as elastic
and his eyes as bright and merry as they have
been these many years back. Barring a
slight difficulty with his hearing, tbe Doc
tor's poweis are unimpared.
CONFESSION OF A ROBBER.
A Band of West Virginia Thieves
Finally Broken Up. .
For the past fifteen years a well-organized
gang of robbers has been operating the
Southwestern portion of Green county, Penn
sylvania, and tbe eastern part of Marshall
tnd Wetzell counties, West Virginia, and
during all that period have defied successful
prosecution. Horses, sheep and swine have
been stolen, graineriesand corn-cribs robbed,
mills broken open and looted, stores raided
and every sp?cies of farm machinery and
other portable property carried off. The
heidquartersof the gang was In Pennsylva
nia; everything stolen was hurried over the
line. Arrests were often made in Greene
county, but there were always enough of tbe
rascals to swear suspected comrades out of
trouble. Saturday last David Gorby and
Hezekiah Kemble were arrested and taken to
the Littleton jaiL Thera Gorby mide a con
fession, extending over fourteen year and
including nearly seventy-five robberies. Four
otber arrests were at once made and others
will follow, thoroughly breaking up the gang.
THOUSANDS OF LIVES LOST.
Victims of the Floods and Earthquakes
In China and Japan.
The steimer Oceanic arrived at San Fran
cisco from Hong Kong and Yokohama, bring
ing advices to August 10th of further details
of the bursting of the Yellow river embank
ments, in the province of Shantung, July 23,
state that the destruction is widespread. The
breach in the river is over 2,000 feet In length,
and a swift current swept through, flooding
to a depth of twelve feet, a large extent of
the country lying adjacent Many houses
were washe 1 away, and a dUpatch from Cbe
foo states that tbe number of persons drowned
is too great to be counted. Ten districts are
already submerged, and it is feared many
more in the low lying country south will suf
fer a similar fate. The latest advices con
cerning the earthquake at Kumamota, July
28, place tbe number of killed at eighteen,
and tbe wounded at nineteen. Fitty-two
dwellings were demolished. A telegram on
tbe 3uth of July states that fifty-three shocks
had been experienced, and that tbey con
tinued to be felC
HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
California Has tho Worst Disturb
; a nee that lias Occurred in Years, ;
A sharp shock of earthquake occurred at
Los Angeles, CaL, at 6.13 in the evening.
v It began with n slight tremor, which lasted
a few seconds, then the vibrations grew
stronger and ended with two heavy shakes.
Tbe entire duration of the disturbance was
about ten seconds. Clocks stopped and the
So far as known no othr damaf wm
dorp. - The shock was ttj MJv-reej-jierruced
ia many yivtrs. " '
TRADE OF THE WEEK.
Average DemancL and Moder
ate Movement Continues.
Exc-JIent Crop Prospects and Oilier
Conditions Make the Outlook Fa
- Special telegrams to Brodsfreefs indicate
no noteworthy change in the volume of gen
eral merchandise being distributed, except
that moderate increases are reported at Pbil
delphia, St Louis, New Orleans, St. Joseph
and Omaha. There is an average movement
at most otber points, and, at almost all, the
general belief favors an active Fall trade.
The Louisville leaf tobacco market offer
ings and sales are the heaviest on record,
with strong and advancing prices. Fine bur
leys bring the highest price ever realized.
Stock speculation U disturbed and prices
are irregular, under the fear of financial
stringency and tbe possibility of Western
rate troubles. The underlying tone of tbe
market is bopsful on the crop situati n, but
the tendency is to await developments lu con
nection with money. Bonds are dull and a
little lower. Call loans at New York are firm
at 6 per cent. Foreign Exchange is dull but
Raw wool is duller and weaker, with price
concessions to cash buyers. Demand is slow
and prospects for manufacturers are less fa
voraole. A special meeting of woolen manu
facturers has been called for September 17
to discuss the situation and such tariff chan
ges as may be recommended. Raw cotton
U active and three sixteenths cent, higher at
New York on good spinning and export de
mand, slow crop movement and small stocks.
Crop prospects ar j only marred by reports of
damage from worms.
Domestio cotton and wool dres3 fabr ciand
foreign dress goods generally are more active
with jobbers at tbe East, owing to a larger
Southern' and Western dema id. A heavy
distribution of ginghams has been made at
New York at cohcssioos. . Agents report a
moderate demand, the most activity being in
reorders of cotton goods. Prices are rather
more irregular. Some makes of woolen
fabrics have been marked up by agents.
Print cloths, on tbe contrary, are weakt rand
l-16o lower at .New York. , Southern brown
cottons are in buyers' favor, owing to large
supplies. , Some leading makes ot prints are
slightly reduced.- Woolen men's wear goods
are quiet. Importers of foreign goods report
tbe Autumn trade several weeks late.
Tbe breadstuff markets have been de
pressed and prices lower all round. Tbis is
caused by decreased demand for flour, wheat
and corn, for both home use and for export.
Western deli vet iei of wheat are restricted,
but E 1st offerings are freer. Tbe latter is
true of corn Eaat and West and of oats.
Wheat leaves off ljc lower.
Exports of wheat (and fljur as wheat) ag
gregate 2,703,115 bushels (both coasts.) against
1,914,413 bushels last week, and 2,336,63)
bushels in the week one year ago. The aggre
gate exported July 1 to date is 13,502,294
bushels, against 15,900,6 JO bushels in a like
portion of ISSS. Dealings iu bogs products
have been fair proportions, but prices are
lower in sympathy with tbe West. Cattle and
hogs are off lOa'-Uo at the West.,
Importers of raw sugars, after a somewhat
protracted resistance, reduced prices Jc, and
refiners bought with comparative freedom.
European cables are depressed. Refined went
off more freely at the modified prices, lomi
grades advancing a 011 the improved de
mand. - - -
RAVENOUS RICE BIRDS.
Li It lie Thine with Un appeased Appe
tite Injure South Carolina Crops.
Tho rivers' rice planters of South Carolina
siy that their crops are about ten days later
than usual and none of tbem expect to begla
cutting before tbe 1st of next month; but
though the crop may be late, the rice bird Is
on time, as usual, and has already made his
app arancs at some of the plantations on the
coast. On account of the lateness of the crop
planters fear that the depredations of these
birds will be greater thU year than usual. No
one unfamiliar wit the subject can have any
idea of Ih immense amount of rice consumed
Uy tbe birds, and when they begin their at
tacks with the grain just formed audcontinue
tbem through tbe subsequent stages of
growth, it is quite common to lose as much
as 10 per cent, of the crop from this cause
Tbe bird-minders, who are employed to
keep tbe birds away, usually fail in their
duty. Tbe sun is hot and tbe water of the
rice fields is hot and tbe bird-minder, who is
presumed to be on duty, to avoid these dis
agreeable conditions usually seeks the shade.
Tons upon tons of powder and shot are con
sumed yearly to keep off the rice birds.
PESTILENCE AT JOHNSTOWN.
Twenty-five Cases of Typhoid Fever in
The dry weather and low waters thereby
occasioned will without doubt be very detri
mental to tbe health of the people at Johns
town. The rotting and pestilence-breeding
matter along the banks of the streams is be
coming very offensive. Notices have been
posted all over town forbidding the deposit
of any offal or garbage in any public place.
There are 25 patients in the Red Cross hos
pitals suffering from typhoid fever, and a
number of others suffering with a complica
tion of ailments. The water in tbe reservoirs
is pure, or there would undoubtedly be much
more Blckness than there now is. '
The Cambria Iron Company is getting
things in good shape again. The Gantler
Mills bave started up a train of rolls, and
other departments will be running before
long. : '
THE MONTANA FIRES.
The Flames on the Mountains but
Twelve Miles From Helena.
Colorado Gulch, which extends into Helena
and which is heavily timbered, is on fire but
twelve miles from here," and tbe flames are
progressing In this direction.- In the gulch
are a number of sawmills, tbe most extensive
leing.thftt of Sturrick & Brown. These
were quickly wied out, as well as the h'jmcs
of several ranchers.:
Tea men started to Ml the t mber in the
hop of arresting tbe fire. They were soon
surrounded by fUmei and barely escaped
with their lives,, all of them having their
bair singed and their clothing burned so that
it fell oil of them.
Tbe wind shifted and carried the flames
Eastward to Colorado Gulch, which gos
luilf around Helena, starting at Brol water's
Hotel and end ng at Chinatown. The air ia
full of rinder and th Iwavenc Boulb mid
J 1 .. t tL ) ci!y present a lurid t'TP' arsuoe.
The Ironworkers In South Wales have de
manded a 10 per cent, increase in wages.
Three miners were killed by an explosion
In a colliery at Hanley, Staffordshire, Eog
. Consul-General Bouirs will assumecbaree
of the consulate at Rome ou the first of Oc
tober. It is reported at London that Mr. Parnell
will shortly make a tour of America for the
benefit of his health.
Emperor William has sent a p-Um and
laurel wreath to be placed on tbe coffin of the
late Crown Prince Rudolph.
Fif ty-nino officers of the active French army
bave been found guilty of participating iu
political agitation and punished,
The Russian Minister of finance intends to
tax tbe Protestant churches in tbe Baltic
provinces, hitherto exempt from taxation.
Ex-King Malietoa, who was deposed by the
Germans, has returned to Samoa, where the
natives and King Mataafe warmly greeted
A hurrioine at Buenos Ayres, Argentine
Republic, South America, sunk many light
ers and infl cted considerable damage upon
hipping and cargoep. ,
Tbe government of Portugal has promul
gated a decree which authorizes the forma
tion of a Catholic colonization mis don at
Mponda on Lake Nyassa. . .
A manifesto is in circulation, signed by
Swiss anarchists, which violently attacks ths
Buudsrath for instituting a political police
and a public prosecutor. ',
One of ths leading banks of Turin has been
closed, and tbe suspension ot another is
feared, the bank of Naples having refused
to grant assistance.
An anarchist named Fritti has been ar
rested in connection with the recent throw
ing of a bomb from tbe Chamber of Deputies
into the piazza CoJonna, at Rome.
King Humbert ot Italy bas presented Mr.
Thomas A Edison, the famous American
electrician, with tne insignia of tbe Grand
Crown of Ita y, and Mr. Edison thus becomes
a count and Mrs. Edison a countess.
Tbe Berlin Post announces that tbe Kaiser
and Kaiserin will leave Genoa for Greece
about Sept. 20. They will return to Berlin
at tbe end of October.
Mr. Thomas A. Edison, the famous Ameri
can electrician, w.U visit tbeKrupp Works
at Essen, Germany, before tbe termination
of his visit. He will return to America by
way of England.
. Owing to the high price of cotton tbe Lan- ,
casbire (England) mills owners are arranging;
to work on halt time, and it is expected that
several mills will shortly close down alto
gether. - : " . -
The death sentence of Mrs. Florence Eliza
beth Maybrick, convicted of the murder of
her husband, Jam s Maybrick, In Liverpool,
was commuted to imprisonment for life.
Tbe EatUish, Scotch and American colleges
at Rome have unit-d in sending to the Catho
I c University at Washington a marble bust
ot St. Tbomas Aquinas.
Dispatches from Crete report that fifteen
Insurgent villages submit ted to Chakir Pasha,
tbe newly appointed Governor, upon his as
suring amnesty to the inhabitants.
Dispatches from Egypt report a famine at
Khartoum, Kassila, lokar and otber towns
on tbe Nile, iu which many persons are starv
ing to deatn and the survivors are feeding
upon the bodies of the dead.
At Pembroke two tithe baliffs were hunted
by an infuriated crowd and dogs were set
upon tbem. Tbey were captured and com
pelled to swear that they would abandon
A cablegram from Port au Prince, Hay tl,
announces tho abdication and embarkation
on a French gunboat of L?gitime, and the
entering of tbe capital by Hippolyte's vic
torious Northern army, thus ending the civil
war iu Haytt.
A NOVEL WAR CLAIM.
The City Made Famous by the Royalty
of Barbara Frlichie WantsPamafjes
By virtue of an agreement with the Board
of Aldermen of Frederick City, Md.', Colonel
G. W. F. Vernon, of Baltimore, will under
take the work of collecting from the na
tional Government the war tax, amounting
to 200,000, which Was levied upon Fred
erick City by tbe Confederate General Early,
Tbis claim for reimbursement is consid
ered a jusc one, inasmuch as the city was en-
titled to national protection wblcb It did not
receive, and the alternative in case of non
payment of the sum levied was the threats
ened destruction of tbe town.
M0RMAN ELDERS WHIPPED,
They Had Been Proselyting Among
Three Mormon Elders named Eogel, Tay
lor end Laired were severely whipped by
regulators in Marion county, Alaw; They bad
been preselyting in tbe county for some time,
and among their converts were two married
women, who left their homes and families to
follow the Elders.
The Elders refused to leave, and a band ot
men wearing masks took them into the woods,
hung taem op to trees by their thumbs, and
whipped them severely with switches. Tbe
women were warned that unless they re
turned to their families at onci they would
be treated lb same way. Th are is no clue
to tbe identify of tho regulars. '
Baltimore FlourJ-Citv Mills. extra S4 70
a4.S5. Wheat Southern Fultz, MaW:
Corn Southern White, 40a4i cts, .Yellow
12a43 eta. Oats Southern and Pennsylvania
34a37 cts.: Rye Maryland & Pennsylvania
50a52cta. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
1.2 uua,it w,ounw-ir neai,o.uuaf S,&0;tutter,
a'.30; lobacco Jjeaf Inferior, 182.00," Good
Common, 3 00a H 00, Middling, 5a$tf.0O Good
10 nne rea, a; r ancy, loaf 12.
New York Flour Southern Common to
fairextra,$3.25af .2I:Wheat-Nol White 85
Rye-State. 51Jfa53; Corn-Southern
YeUow,43a43J Oata-White, Bute 2by$v a'
cts.; Butusr-tttate, ilald cts. : Cheese -atate,
tta8cts.; Eggs 18al9J cts.
I'Hila.DELPHia Flour Pennsylvania
fancy, 4.2oa4.75; Wheat Pennsylvania an 1
Southern Red, 83a4; Rye Pennsylvania
WaSfects :Corn Southera Yellow, ii ?ai..,y c.
Oats-2Sa2i'i'' cts.; Buttor-State, ISal'J eta.;
Choese N. Y. Factory, Oa''t,' cts. Eggs
State, lsalfl cts.
Baltimore H-.-ef, 4 Ai 35; Shvp J 3 00
a4(W, ii-gs 1 'J5i4 10.
INew Yon Jef : N 7":5 :;."; SI ep-d I"?
a5 "5; Mgs $4 ;.;i)j4 7.1.
r. ART 1 1 'TV - I5,vf i 4 4" . 1 fcl , fc'i - -;
$'$ " ' " Ml -"'
Kial7cts; Cheese intern Fancy Creani. inf
a'JH cts.. Western. 8a8U f.tj Vr-Bij