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Thomas Hcsoit, Business Makag.br
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1889.
' " THE NEWS.-
By a collision of freight trnino on the
Northern Central near York, Pa., fifteen
, , cars were wreckedThe Virginia Press As
sociation was organiid at Roanoke, with J.
A. Pugh, president.. JoeiS. Qrdway, aged
eighty years, & farmer, Was robb?d of $t,500
at Concord, N. II. by bunco men. A
twisted electric light wire in New York city
"charged a wtwle bouse with the current and
caused diio exoitlnjr rconcs. Joseph T.
elly, sou of Eagens Kelly, the New York
foanfsr, was blown from the platform of a
; f.in while crossing the meadows near New
ark, N. J.t and instantly killed.- ijvere
earthquake shock was felt at Wilkesbarre,
Pa., and several acres of mine surface at
fly mouth, Pa., gave way. Theoiiore B
i Pitching was arrested in' Boston, charged
with embetaling $i,(j'00 from Charles Heap,
nn Etvfcli6h capitalist. Several attempts
viavebeen make to wreck trains on the B. &
0. Railroad. The jail at Fernandioa, Fla.,
-vaa burnedj and a colored prisoner perished.
The strike or the western green glass
bottle blowers is at an end. Machinists are
organizing a national protective union.
"R...- X- U.... L.-1 - i .!
at Providence, U. I., have made an assign-
t inent. Liabilities, H75.UUU. The last rail
: was laid forming the connection link between
the Canadian Pacilio and the Maine Central
and the Boston and Maine lUilroad. t Six
handred delegates are attending the national
convention of fire engineers, at Kansas City.
Mrs. Margaret A. Diliiard, of Beersville, ;
Poj, has been arrested for complicity witu
tier paramour in th j murder of her husband.
The eighth annu.il national encampment
iSons of Veterans opened at Patertoo, N.
. rViPvnn mHii wr klllnrl in t.ha dial niiuti"
; disaster near Golden, Col.- The storm along
the coast continued to do reat damage, and
: the high tidt-s flooded the lower portion of
New korit city, and did great aamage at
Coney Islund and other resorts. Forest
tflrea in Montana continue their terrible work
of destruction, and several men have perished
'in the flames. The trouole among the high
binders in Chinatown, Kan Francisco, is to
coming serious. W. Yi Higinboiham,
president of the Blue Valley Hank, of Man
hattan, Kansas, has been convicted of grand
lanceny.- Charles Joseph Savary,wbo bad
ed a notorious career in France, being im
plicated in the collapse of the hank of L)ous,
died in Ottawa. Ont.
. Isuac Arrcmrong, aged eighteen years,
' juinpod from an excursion train and was in
stantly killed at Atlantic City. C. L. Rid
dle, a prominent lawyer of Elizabeth City,
,N. C, d ed of typhoid fever. Christopher
Gatz and wife, while crossing the track of
the Ohio River Failroad at Moundsville, W.
Va., were bio by an express train, and in
stantly killed. During the past week one
tuousaud puddlors in the several iron works
in the Schuylkill Va. ley have had their wages
raised. Lena Hertzog, aged seventeen
years, leaped from a New York ferryboat
and fought desperately with James Kelly,
who, in trying to save her, had to beat her
Into submission. Fifty p.-ople were serious
ly poisoned by eating cheese at the village of
liottsville, Ohio. At a temperance birbe-
, cuo iu wuu.j, i a iuanei occurred
between J. A. Williams and Wright B. Ellis,
an which the latter was killed. An Italian
a8 nuHjaotai-.ia xsewark, N. J. Ho is
gtit to nave oeen put out of the way by
secret society. George Bush, a negro,
charged with outrage, was taken from jail
tth fnlnmhin. Mn.. nnrl hnncrnrl T "Va..i.
, - w - . - 1 ' I .. w. . .U AUlft
county, 8. C, W. B. Boyd fchot his wife and
then killed himself. Steve Brodie, the
tiridge jumper, went over Niagara Falls in a
rubber suit and came out alive, but badlv
shaken up. Sylvestero Morales, a notori
oat California outlaw, has been captured,
nd a young girl whom he abducted from her
home recovered. A mob attacked the
sheriff's officers in Butler county, Kansas, In
an attempt to lynch Robert Snyder, who bad
imurderfd his mother-in-law, and the priso
ner WAS nhot ft urine fha Batht. dorm ana In
the West are agitating the question of a
national German-American holiday, to be
celebrated annually by German-Americans
all over tbe country.
.Annie Elizabeth LeCnnov. nrrorl twpntv.
j , B , rf
eight years of Careen, N. J., had her throat
cut by a negro brute, who first attempted to
outrage her The thirty-ninth anniversary
of the admission of California Into the Union
wis appropriately celebrated throughout
hat state.- (-Several women : were injured
in trying to oscapa from a burning ware
house in Albany j N. Y. For?pangbs circus
band wagon wai wrecked at Kansas City by
a br$ failing to work in decending a steep
hill, aud several mnsictans were Injured.
Boys trying to frighten a companion at Win
chested, Kansas, were mistaken for real burg
lursaad fired upon, Jtauiel Lowe, Thos.
Gardiner and Edward Kucas being badly
wounded, Joseph Bussati, formerly postal
nnd telograpa director of the Austro-Hun-parian
governmtnt -at Croatia, has been
nrrested in a New York house- of id-repute,
charged with the embf rzlement of 15,575
florins. John McGuOie shot and killed
Ms divorced wife at tian Pedra, Cnl. and
than committed sricide. "Bob" Younger,
thi) notorious Missouri Outlaw, is dead.
Tn a shooting affray at North Springs, Wyo
ming county, W, Va., two miners, named
Leg' or and West, were shot by a man named
Collins, whom they shot in turn and fatally
wounded. Two freight trains collided at
Goshen, I nd. Loss $175,000.
Josoph Donovan, a coal miner of Wheel
fntj, W. Va., went to a cistorn for a drink
of water on hfs return from work. He slip
ped on the wet stones and plunsred heodf jre
jiioct Intn-the cistern. His wife heard bis
wid cry for help and siw liis boois siickinu:
out of tlm npeinntj. She endenvored to pull
him out by the lens nnd p-irtly succeodod,
I at her strength w as not sufficient, and bis
rtriiKglei y iif'd Imr to loosen her hold.
IViuTih"-" ived b vas past recovery. His
wift'V gt V pitiful to witness when sb
The Popular Democrat's Bril
liant Career Ended.
One of the Lradlng Maht of Ilia
Tarty A Notable Itecorci as a
Statesman, Diftlortiat atid
Congressman Samuel Sullivan Cox, famil
Inry known as "Sunset" Cox. d-ed at
o'c.ock in the evening, at hii horn s in New
.Yoi'h. Thoend was quia, and the dying
man breathed his last as peaceful as if fall
ing into a light sleep. Mrs. Cox, who had
been scarcely away from her husband's bed
Bide for the past two days and nights, held
his left hand, whili his old friend,louglus
Taylor held the other. He had been con
scious all day until at oil a quarter or an
hour belore tlw end. Dr. fckwood was
in attendance at tne time. Nicholas Kear
ney, William Hl.shfleld, two nursfg and two
servants were iu ttie room also. All knelt
about the bed.
Mr. Cox's last conversation " was about
the four Territories wiusi statehood he
hoped to father. He mentioned New Mexico
and Arizona, and said something about niuk
jng a great t ITort iu their behalf at tho com
ing st ss.on.v Two houi 8 before he died his
coiored servant, who had just come on from
Washington, went to the bed and Mrs. Cox.
asked her husband It he recognised him. He
looked at him and patiodh.mon the shoul
der. The colored man's eyes filled with
tears, while ail were dojply affected.
in the alter noon, while Ir. Lock wood wis
talking to him, Mr. Cox made some wiltv
remark, which completely upsttthe Doctor's
, SKKTCH OK TUB DECEASED.
Hon. ya-nnel fr'ullivan Cox was born
at Xonia, .Ohio, fcept-mber 3u, lb?t. His
father, Ea kiel Taj lor Cox. was a prominent
Democrat before 'htm, and serve 1 in the
Uhio Senate in lKfcKtt. Tuere was revolu
tionary bloodin his veins as well. Elucated
at the Ohio University and Brown Univer
si ty, Rhode Island, from wheh institution
ho graduated with honor in 184(1, be became
a law student in Cincinnati of Vachel Worth
lugton. The Queen City was his home in his
earliest profesioual days.from 1847 to lkZQ. la
160 Mr. Cox went abroad for an extended
European tour. When be came back he pub
lished "The buckeye Abroad," a volume da
icriptive of his travels, which enjoyed a
wide sale. In 1853 Mr. Cox became editor of
tho Ohio Statesman and a resident of Colum
bus. Several things happened to Mr. Cox in
I oluaibua which had a most important bear
ing upon bis sut sequent career. Not least
of these was ih j attaching to his name of the
sobriquet "BunaeS." .
The position of secretary of legation at
London was offered to Mr. Cox by President
Pierce, but ha declined iu favor of a similar
position at Lima Peru. Resigning on account
of lll-tiealth, be was elected toCocgress from
the old Lickirig-Frankdn district, and began
service in 1857, on the day of President
Puobanau's inauguration. He was three times
i e-elected, his eight years embracing all of
Buchanan's ana Lincoln's administration,
and, of course, the stirring years of the Civil
In 1863 he was the Democratic nominee for
Speaker of tho Un txi States House of Ren
resentatives against Schuyler Colfax His
success was broken by defeat hi 1804 and he
ur bringing out another book.
"Eigbt Years in Congress," is experiences
and observations while a member of the
House.) His defeat pi oblaby determined his
removal from Ohio, which took place just
?i-r h? T? Yme WJ1S g,ren t0 tb P"lic, in
IStw. He did not. ho -ever, remain lone out
of pubhehfe In JSCS be ws ejected from a
ewYork city district He improved the
time between e ection and the assembling of
Congress to revisit th old world, making a
tour through Spain, other r arts of Southern
Eurone and Northt.rn Afri . L.
. s . -----w... ..luu wuu ue re
turned to England.
la London he published in a sketch form
an entertainging volume entitled "A Searcb
for winter buubeams." It was aftarward
repubhBherin New York and extensively
read ou boih continents. In 1870 he was re
elected, his opponent being Horace Greeley.
Two years later he was nominated for Con
gressman at largo and tleleated, though he
ran 15,0t)0 votes ahead of Greeley for Presi
dent or kernan for Governor. Hon. James
brooks s death occurred before Congress met
and Mr. Cox was elected to fill the vacancy.
He was re-elected tn t.ha K,nnr.rn...K r-i
v..w a j vis 111 Ksntr
Sress, was appointed Speaker pro tern, of the
ouse Juue 7, 1878, and elected Speaker pro
tem. June 10 ihtii t
the oflice June 24,1876; was elected to the
roriy-sixin and iorty-sefenth
Congrwses, and was re-elected to the Forty
eighth Congress. During the latter part of
th orty-eighth and the first part of the
iorty-ninth Congress Mr. Cox's health was
poor. This led him to resign his seat after
being elected to the Forty-ninth Congress to
accept the appointment as American minis
ter to Turkey. His health improved, and.
resigning the Turkish mission, he was re
elected to the Fortv-ninth Congress. He
served through the Fiftieth and was a mem
ber of the Fifty-first yet to meet
DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMEN IS.
Men Chosen ry th President for Po
sitions in the Foreign Service.
The President has mad j tho following ap
Edwin Dunn, to be Cecretary of the lega
tion of tha United States to Japan.
Arthur W. Barrett, of Massachusetts, to
be secretary of thi legation of tbe United
States to Venezu.da.
ViIliam R. Gardiner, Jr., of Indiana, to be
k-oond' secretary of the legation of the
United States to Japan.
Consuls of the Unite 1 States Joseph T.
Mason, of Virginia, at Manheun; Bernard
G. Mac;iuey, of New York, at Miiagu,
Nicaragua; An lick Pulme,r,.of the District of
Columbia, at Dresden; John . Deli lie, of
Texas, at Bristol.
Tho. una 1L Anderson, of Ohio, minister
resident nnd consul general of tho United
States to Bolivia,.
Aulick Paiin t, of the District of Colum
bia, appotttad United States Consul at Dres
den, is said to Oe, a very intimate frieud of
Secretary Blaine.'. Mr. Palmer is a vey
wealthy renuten t here and bails from Illinois.
Thomas H. Anderson, who was appointed
minist-r residvat.and consul general to Boli
via, is a lawyer residing at CumbriUee. Obio.
and oue timo held the offico of prcwecutuifi
attorney of Guernsey comity, lit hits sarvtwl
on the State, Central and Executive Com
mittees of the Republican party of Ohio.
iornira iuaoauiey, ot jMew xoric, ap-
pOuitel consul at AlaiuKua. Nicaraeuo. ! n
on of Genril D:in Mcauiey, an ex-mayor
of Indianapoiiit, w ho is now isKt to txi w i-
f.ec.n.1 wall toe luatiarernnt and constiuc-
-tiou of tlie profWdd i:'arftuan Canal. Hi3
son Has ueen mora or Ims asv.i:mte.l wvin him
in tins worx, M.inaiUt is snd to be hh me
bii'ioi isiB pi opjs J newcandl. TL-9aprviito
is quivw m yw!ig i:ian.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
Mr. nnd Mrs. John G inning were drowned
ot Baltimore by the unset log ot their bo it
The boiler in tbe coal mine at Portsmouth,
Rhode Island, exploded, The engineer was
killed, ' i
John and 111 ward flrochep and Charles
Bluhme were drowned in Like Michigan
While fishing-. ,
Two children of Dtvid Guy set fire to a
baru at Blue Springs, Nebraska, and perished
in the building. Tuey ware playing with
A train on the Pennsylvania Railroad
struck a wa.on and killed two hoys, who
were drl ving across tbe track, near Elisabeth,
t. T. Robinson, of Long' Island, and Oip
tain William Short, of Ocean Citw, Mary
lnni, wore drowned at tbe latter place by
the capsising of a surf boat.
The roof ot the casting house, at the Stew
art Iron Company'! work, at Sharon, Penna.,
fell in, injuring four men, one of them Aus
tin Morford, fatally.
Large numbers Of bogs are dying Of a
disease resembling cholera in the country
around Hackettstown, N. J. One farmer has
lost 2J and has others sick.
Tbe floods in Mexico have cau?e I a loss of
several lives at Tetecala, in the State of More
lo& The inundation at Tnmpico is increas
ing, and many of tbe people are destitute.
The town of Flacoluln, in the Statu of
Hidalsro, Mexico, has been entirely destroyed
by floods. Telegraphic communication
throughout the State of Hidalgo is inter
Frank Havens, 8i years of age, dropped
dead in Councils Bluffs, I two. A post-mortem
examination showed th-it his heart was
on the right side, and bis death was caused
by a rupture on that organ.
William Bonnett and MlSs Carrie Krrtest,
of Baltimore, were run oyer and killed by a
train on, the Phila Jelphii, Wilmington and
Baltimore Railroud, near Perrymans, Md. ,
Samuel C Showalter, nged 09 years, vol
untarily submitted to an injection of tho
"elixir of life" at Diyton, Ohio, three we.-ks
ago, to obtain relief from rheumatism. B'ood
poisoning and gangrene set in, and he died
after horrible suffering.
Reports from points in Kansis ntid Missou
ri show that a light froat prevailed through
out tbe northern pt.r.s of thos States. No
damage to Corn Crop is reported. Tegrams
from Plattraoutb, Nebraska, and Dodne Cen
tre, Minnesota, report damage to the corn
cro.j by tbe frssts.
Hugh Perry, an electric light lineman in
Buffalo, New York, caught hold of a live
wire while working on a pole. He fell to a
cross bar and hung there in the wires, unabl
to save himself, and giving evi lence of ex
treme suffering. Perry was aliVs when taken
down, but speechhK He died a few minutes
after reaching the hosp.t 1
Horace A. Strattotl, a mombef Of a deer
bunting party in Sullivan county, New York,
was accideutly killed by Honry Fountain,
one ot bis companions. It is thought a twig
caught the hammer of Fountain's gun.
A. C. Staley, President of the Staley Wool
len Mills in South Beud, Indian, was poison
ed by morphine given him by ft druggist for
quiuine. He is 73 years of d;, and all ef
lorts to bring Dim out of the stupor pro
duced by the drug have so far beeu unavail
ing. James Cabeen was killed and Wiufield
Pcott, it Is feared, fatally injured by Lein
Jt nicked from the top of a train which was
pissing under a bridge near Ch 1 icotbe,
Oaio. They were members of tlie Knights of
Ivanhce, of Athens, and were on their way
with tbe other members of tbe company to
Columbus, to give an exhibition on tbe Fa r
A gravel train on the McKeesport and
Bdle Vernon Railroad struck a cow near
Weoater Station, Pa. Several cars were de
railed and demolished. One nun named
Robert Carney was Instantly killed. His
two brothers, Charles and Samuel, were
striously injured, the latter thought to be
latd.y. Tbe men were all miners, and were
riding on tbe cars.
Davain A. Henry, Superintendent of Con
struction for tbn Eist River Electric Light
Com piny, at New York, was killed at th4
cojipany's works by receiving a shock from
a 1000-volt current. Henry hid gone t j the
switchboard a id mounted a iaduer to fix
some wires that were out of order. He in
cautiously placed his hand on a live wirs and
fell to the ground dead. He was only 08
years of age.
The limited train from the East was Ha
minutes late in arriving at Pittsburg, through
one of tbe most singular accident which
bave happened since the vestibule train baa
been started. Between Philadelphia and
Harnsliurg the roofs of tie two forward
coaches caught fire through the friction,
which wore off the rubber cas.ng and geUha
steel plates red hot The fire was easily ex
tinguished at Harrisburfc, but tbe fact to it
being so easily originated has set the railroad
people thinking of a new way to obviate
Reports from North Dakota and portions
of Minnesota bave been received telling of a
heavy storm. Grand Forks says a terrible
electrical and wind storm prevailed within
anercaof 100 miles of that city. Telegraph
poles between there and Fargo were Mown
down and communication interrupted. The
damage in tbe neighborhood Is thought to be
heavy. The weather is now wintry in nature,
and it is feared considerable damage will re
sult. MURDERED FOR HIS MONEY.
Six Nejjros St r Angle a Storekeeper
Near Norfolk, Va.
T. L. Waller, a well-known merchant of
Norfolk ounty, engaged in business at Sew
ell's Point, six miles from Norfolk, Va., was
inurdored early in the morning.
The motive for the murder was robbery,
and six negroes William Hnry Custus
Henry Williams, Simuel S encil, Cornelius
White, G orge Pryor and Robert Custis
are dow in jvl for tbe cri ne.
Wm. Henry Custis was the first one of the
murderers arrested, and w.bile under exami
nation broke down and implicated thu other
five men as hii accomplices.
Accoidmg to his story, ho and his pals
went to Walter's store where b happened to
he sleeping, and effected an entrance.
They were met by Walw in his nightdress
and unarmed, and they at once so i zed hira
and, knocking him senseless with a stick of
wood, strangled him to death.
A 20-pound can of dynamite which was
beinir soldered by two men on a covernment
lighter at the mouth of th? St. Johns river,
Florida, exploded, blowing the men to atoms.
The victims were R, T. Moore, a son of- tbe
captain of the lighter, and Grandison Pow
ell, colored. Nolhiug of them, except one
toe of Moore, was found after ttie explosion.
Euginncr Dunn, of the lighter, was badly in
j'lredlri the side nnd arm, and Captain Moore
was terribly shaken no. The rhock of tbe
explosion was felt for a considerable distant
siidor-'ifM mil-i alnrm aTior;",hs men e$
STATE OF TRAPS.
Improvement Noted in All
Branches of Business.
ftfoncy Plentiful and ISncotiratflnft
Reports from tbe Principal Cert
, tree of Trade Throughout the
Country The W lit at Crop.
Special telegrams to BradstreeVt indicate
a more active movement of general merohan
dise throughout the country, with a favora
ble prospect for Fall trade In almost all lines
Some improvement is noted even in raw
wool. Yellow pine Is higher at Western
cities, and Kentucky whiskies are advancing,
but cattle and hog's have been heavy and
lower, and tbe New England fisheries catch
is Unfavorably reported.
Total bank Clearings for August et thirty,
seven cities, as wirid to BradstreeVa, amouut
to H,27d,tt7U,5IL an increase of 11 1 percent
over tho corresponding total of 1888. For
sight months tho total is S35,971,f03,516;
igainst 1 31,iiM4,y7SI,2! in 188, 33,4!tt,tf.Ja,44i
iu 1887 and 3 i,-(5,647,141 in 185.
' Our correspondents reports thut New York
State ho s yield 'will equal that of last year
with qua.ity fair. Tha Pacific eoa-jt yield
promises to be large and of tine quality.
Euglund exp.sc.s a crop ot average sizj aud
General tfade at New York is felly active,
groceries, dry goods, country produce, hard
ware, green Iruits, boon and enoes, crude
lubber, seed-leaf tobacco and leather show
ing most activity. Prices generaly are
strong and tend upward.particutarly in acids,
ooutitry produce, some marks of bleached
dry goods, cru te rubber and leather. The
boot and shoe industry generally is active,
with demand meeting the supply.
Stock spenilation tends to widen, and
prices, while fluctuating, work steadily high
er on the crops and heavy traffic and earning-
of railroads. The money, market has
tor the present ceased to act as a disturbing
element, Call loans at New York are3a4
per cent. Bonds are steady and advancing
on a light demand. Foreign exchange is dull
and firm. Demand sterling, 4 87$f j4 81
btocks ot wheat at over tfOU storage points
aggregated 20,800,000 bushels on August 30,
an men aw of 4,7(8 OtO bushels sinew July 27,
almost exactly the same Increase as was
shown by Bradstreet'B reports ot wheat
stucks. Stocks of wheat August 31 were 13,
2X1,000 bushels smaller than one year ago,
but those of corn and oats were each 3,500,
000 bushels larger. Stocks of wheat flour la
j ibbers' and millers' hands were 100,000 bar
Ms larger than on July 27, 1889, and 188,
0J0 barrels larger than Septum br 1, 1838. a
Wheat has been weaker and lal'c off on
freer deliveries West and Northwest, al
though for five weeks ended Aagust 81 net
average weekly additions to stocks nut of
farmers' hands at IHX) points were 958,000
bushels, against 973,000 bushels in a like por
tion of 1888. Wheat flour is duller and off
Corn has reacted from the effects of me
movement ami selling orders aud on reports
of frost Northwest closes weaker, q off.
Oat, sympathising with corn, are 6tf c
Exports wheat (ind Hour as wheat,) oth
couS s, this wek aggregate 2,679,007 bushels,
against 8,088,277 bushels last week and 2,831,
87b bushels iu first Week Of September, 1838.
Total of exports, both coasts, July 1 to date,
is 19,72J,570 bushels, and for like portion of
1883 'it was 21.807.587 bushels.
Nine Persona Killed by Lightning Dar
ing a Storm In Georgia.
A sudden storm arose from the west, pass
ing Albany and going rapidly eastward in
Georgia, At 10.30 A M there were three
sharp dishes of lightning, followed by a deaf
ening report, which shook the bouses.
The storm passed away as rapidly as it had
appeared, and brilliant sunshine settled upon
the rain drops. Across the Flint River,
Catharine Thomas, colored, started out to
see what damage the storm had done ber
fencing. In the fields were pools of water
among the crops, showing the great rainfall.
Soma distance beyond she espied the body
of a mule. She hastened back and informed
Wm. Jeffries, crho wont to the spot. Hera
a terrible sight met his gaz?. Beneath tbe
sheltering boughs of la large china tree were
three dead bodies. Tbey were the remains
of three prominent farmers of Worth county
John Shiver, his son, W. S. Shiver, and
H. H. Rouse. They were lying with their
leet together. John Shiver had fallen on his
back, with his head pointing to the north
west. He was dressed in a working suit of
gray j aos.
liis face was purple in color, and from
around tbe ears and in the corners of hie eyes
were masses of clotted blood. His hair had
been singed away from tbe left side of his
head, and bis heard bad been partially burn
ed away. His breast was fearfully burned,
the skiu being literally blistered off. From
above the knees bis trousers wtre torn to
His son was lying facedownward, his head
pointing to the south. He was between tbe
dead bzdy of a mule. He was also dressed in
jeans. 11 :s lace was perfectly colorless, as
tuoujib blauched by some sudden and death
ly fear. U was not d sQ tired. His left trous
ers legs were in rags, his toot cut to tbe bone,
and tbe shoe torn irom the sole.
Mr. Rouse was lying upon his back, with
his head pointing to tho northeast. His bands
were in his trousers pockets. H was dressed
in a dark woolen suit, but was half naked,
much of his clothing having twin torn away.
His face looked as though it had been in a
sand' sst. It was completely scarified and
covd. Jt with drops of blood.
A dead horse was ljing beneath the body
of a mule. Another mule was loose and
grazing some distiuce down tbe road. Close
to the bodies were two wagons, each contain
ing one bale of cotton covered with cotton
bigging. The neighborhood soon gathered.
The bodies were removed to the hornet of the
Tbe same storm killed six negroes la this
THEIR DIABOLICAL PLOT.
How a Man Was XI i red to Commit
Murder anil Then Lynched.
One of tho most fiendish plots ever con
cocted has been unearthed by the grand jury
of Fayette cohnty, W. Va.
About a month ago Charles West was mur
dered by Bill Turner, a nokrious negro,
who was promptly lynched.
Since thit tune it has been discovered that
a number of while men hired Turner to kill
Went and then orgunizKl a mob to lynch
their tool, s as ti hide all evidences of guilt.
Thi facta leaked out, biwevrr, an 1 several
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octf i. '1! fee havj aliv dy iUl t3 .ipe
ABOUT NOTED PEOPLE.
Of all the wrltin3S of Oliver Wendell
Holmes, but two have been novels.
Senator Evarts says that he buys morv
high bats thin any other man in public life.
There Is mention ot Prof . W. H. Brewer
as the successor of the late Elias Looinis at
General Tyner, Attorney -General for the
Postofflce Department, who has been serious
ly ill at Der Park, has recovered. -
Mrs. Grant has written to Geo. W. Childs
that she will not consent to tue removal ot
General Grant's remains to Arlington.
Gen. Stuart Van Vliet is the oldest general
of the retired list in the army. He is 74 years
old and serve! 52 years. -
Theodore Tilton was one of the passengers
recently iu the Deadwood coach at Buffalo
Bill's snow uuring tne Indian attack.
Tne finest diamonds visible at tbe Shah 'a
visit to the Paris Exposition are said to have
teen worn by Mrs. Wbitelaw Reid. .
Tennysou, Darwin, Gladstone, Linoola,
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allen Poe
aud Lord Haugbton were boru in the rear
. The King of Siam has presented one of the
royal palaces, togeiner with extensive
grounds aud buildings at Bangkok, to the
.American rresoyterian Mission.
Charles Dickens, the render, has a loPjj
novel in manuscript which he has never bad
the courage to publisb. He realms that his
work would be compared with his father's,
and he does not dare to brave the test.
When tbe Austrian Emperor saw the re
view at SpauUau while visiting tne German
Kaiser he learued for tho first lime that the
Biuokelesj powder wbici was used with such
tffect bad been invented by an Austrian
apothecary and offered to tbe Austrian Gov
ernment, but bad been declined.
A large number of famous men were once
hook agents. Among tbeni were George
t asbmgton, Longfellow, Brete Hart, Jay
Gouid, ex-President Hayes, Daniel Webster,
General Grant, Kxlpa W aldo Emerson and
' Professor Huxley contributes a thought
for September: "I suppose." be siys, iu
speakiug of the oyster, "tnat when tuu slip
pery morsel glides along the palate, tew peo
ple imagine tnat they are swallowing a piece
of macuinery far more complicated than a
Charles F. Farrar, son of Canon Farrar,
of Euglauu, ha come to this country to com
plete bis education. He will take a course la
suientitlo subjects at Lehigh University, and
will then go to the Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute of Troy, N. Y., to get the degree of
The Emperor of Germany's riding did not
plouse Koglisb cavalry critics, who think
tbut his seat on horseback is the reverse of
good,beinj loose and buckety, the sort knowa
as tbe "wasfa-jati." However, his lelt arm
cannot be useless, as he mora tnan once pall
ed his horse on his haunches with it wbile
watcning the review at Aldershot, writes a
' Harry W.' Slocura, who has won the ten
nis championship of America for the second
time, is a son of General Slocura, of Brook,
lyu. Young Slocum is a graduate of Yale
aud a lawyer. He has beeu married about a
year. . .
General Crook, tbe famous Indian fighter,
wouders how so great a fraud as Sitting Bull
could be mud j such a hero of. He says that
tun old Indian is an arrant coward, out so
lull of conceit that he impresses people with
his importunes. "And no wooder m is so
conceited," a ids General Crook, "for he has
had offers of marriage from wnite womn,
and endless requests tor his photograph."
George Granville Bradley, who succeeded
Arthur P. Stanley as Dean of Westminster,
wuen an undergraduate at Oxford, is said to
h ive read nine uours and to have run nine
hours a day. He was an early riser, and, in
bis capacity of Master of University College
often looked over and corrected scores of
Latin proie copies before breakfast.
REMARKABLE MURDER CASE.
Det-ctlve Accused of Killing a Prison
er L'ndcr Peculiar Circumstances.
One of the most remarkable murder cases
ever recorded in Birmingham' Is on trial in
the Fayette county Criminal Court. L. R.
Smith was employed last Spring as a detec
tive. He arrested Sacksoo, the colored man
a I o n h) afterwards killed, thinking be was
Smith afterwards learned that he was mis
taken in bis man. In order to socure hia re
ward, Smith toll Jackson he would retease
kin. if Tnr.lrar.rl vmllll ItlloW him tn fMlfc nit
..a nt hia aara .Tiir!iinn'fl Mira were mn.rlcml
lm larly to those of the colored man wanted.
1 tie prisoner agreea ana tne ear was cut on.
Smith then feared that the negro would be
tray him and determined to kill him. He
crave himtbechoiceof banging himself or be
ing banged. . ...
Jackson choose tne former, ana wnue pre
tending to search for a suitable place made
a break for liberty. Smith fired and the ne-
fro fell. Smith led, Deiievmg mm dead,
bo negro lived, however, to tell tbe tale,
and bis dying statement is tbe principal evi
LOCKED IN A BURNING HOUSE.
Swift Punishment ofa Suspected Fire
Bug in Pennsylvania.
Wrlgbtsville, a small town on tbe Susque
hanna River, opposite Columbia, Lancaster
county, Fa. , was a scene of terror, the police
station and five barns bding destroyed by in
Aftsr the first fire a vigilance committee
patrolled the place, but failed to prevent the
The last occurred early in the morning, at
which James Fiester, alias "Reddy" Mc En
tire, was seized on suspicion ot being tbe in
cendiary and locked up in the burning build
ing, from which, however, he succeeded in
tie wes afterward arrested on tne cnarRe
of arson and taken to the York County Jail.
DEATH IN THE MINE
Two Men Killed and others injured
There was a terrible explosion by fire-damp
in the Uflington coalmine near Morgantowa
W. Va , resulting in tho death of two men
and the fatal burning of the third, wbile
other miner wre more or less seriously
hurt. The men went into the mine in the
morning to begin the work of putting it iu
order. It has not been used since 1870, ead
there was a large accumulation of gas.
Whn the men lit their lamps a torriNa ex
plosion occurred, Mowing the meu aCousid
eraUo distance, covering thorn w'.h flying
dut .'is, anil tennnsnnd burnirj f' ;rcWhe
Ire.in their bodies. John Kiti'-e na n m,
t K- -J were H led, and -ohn Y
r. t b'U : ".at t J rt-'-ovcry"
4 is so tor- i
The south of Ireland mackrel fishtry is a
Mr. William O'Brien Is critically ill in
Gil way jail.
Turkish troops have occupied Selfnus, in
Cret.', without resistance.
It is stated that King Leopold of Belgium
contemplates a trip to tbe Congo.
': Tbe North German Gaz-itte denies the
statement that tbe Emperor has modified tho
passport regulations iu Aisace.
The strike at Liver poo1 is ended, the em
ployers having conceded the advance de
manded. Lord Zetland will be sworn in as' lord
lieutenant of Ireland on October 1, and will
make bis state entry into Dublin oa Decem
Under Count Tolstoi's scheme Jewinh ad
vacates wi l not tie allowed to plead in the
tribunals of tbe Baltic provinces.
Tbe London Protestant Alliance has re
solved strenuously to oppo the govern
ment' proposal to establish a Catholic
university in Ireland.
Mr. Michael Davitt writes to the London
Pall Mall Gaznte denouncing the abandon
ment of a single plank of tbe home rule
platform for a mess of Catholic University
The editor of the Paris Cocarde has been
sentenced to four months imprisonment and
to pay a line of 500 iranks for purloining
court documents. , .
The controversy between tbe lord of the
soil and the tenants upon the Ken ni are es
tates has at last been settled amicably upon
tbe basis of the cancellation of the arrears
of rent now due. ,
The United States steamer Dolphin, which
arrived at Plymouth England, from the
Mediterranean last week, aud which was un
der orders to join tbe enterprise on a cruise
in Irish watei s, has been obliged to go oa
dry dock to repair. .
Tbe Paris Figaro says that Prince Victor
Ndpo.eon has declared that he will not issue
a manifesto la connection with tbe approach
ing general elections for tne reason that
tbey will not decide the question ot the form
' The Paris Temps says that M. Constant,
minister of the interior r has requested the
prefects of tbe different departments to re
ceive no notice of candidature from Gen.
Boulanger, M. Rocbeiort or Count Dillon
ou tne ground that tbey are interdicted and
caunot comply with the conditions of the
multiple candidature law. .
At the session of the Dundee Trades-Union
Congress, the census report on thu eight-
linnp ntnvamallt. W ma nrManfAil cfir.wi 11 I -
b2U for and 82,883 against. Several dele
gates denounced the socialists as enemies to
labor representation and advised trades
unionists to follow their old leaders.
Wm. O'Brien, membsr of Parliament for
Cork, who last week was sentenced to two
months' imprisonment under conviction of
having held a nationalist meeting which had
Leen proclaimed, was removed Irom tlie ja 1
at Cork and taken to Gal way to serve out
his sentence. Tbe streets in tne vicinity of
tbe prison were crowded with his supporters.
who cheered tun during toe journey to tbe
railway station, and were most enthusiastic
in their demonstration of affection,
THE EARTH QUAKES. .
Sharp Shock at Wilkesbarre Mine
Surface Gives Away. '
People in Wilkesbarre, Pa., were consider
ably agitated by a sharp shock of earthquake
which occurred at 815 o'clock. Buildings
there, in Ashley, Kingston, Pittston and sur
rounding country, trembled for several sec
onds vigorously enough to rattle glassware
and crockery, and in some cases to throw it
to the Coor. A woman residing on Franklin
street was thrown from her chair. Telephone
messages are pouring iu from all parts of the
county, inquiring for particulars as to tbe
damage done. So far as can be beard from,
no property has been damaged or persons
At about the time the shock was felt in.
. f ll.UBIIC) I.U V A ..J few JI(X0
at Plymouth, three miles from here. At 11.30
in tbe evening it is reported from there that
five acres or more of the Delaware and Hud
son mine surface had gone down. There was
no one at work at the time. The lateness of
the hour prevents further particulars.
Why the Hobia xa Unlucky.
There is a widely spread belief among
schoolboys in many parts of the country
that it isnnlucky to kill a robin and it
is gonora'ly MipiKisetl that a broken limb
would 10 tho probable punishment for
so doiiiff. liven the nest of this bird is
nomparntively ta'e, though why it
should be thus favored is not quite
olear, unless, as has been suggested by
some writers, it owes its popularity to
the story of the "Babes in the Wood,"
which ballad, perhaps, may also have
given ri.e to the popular notion that the
roliin will cover with leaves or moss any
dead person whom it may ' chance to
find. There certainly, however, seenls
to be no substantial reason why he should
hemoio favored than tho other mem
be va of the feathered tribe, for, after all,
hfc is a very pugnacious and impudent
little fellow; but perhaps these are the
qual'ties which have brought him into
notice nnd made him popular. Chara
B a ltimork Flour City Mills, extra,!!. 70
aH.&5. Wheat Southern Fultz, 81ai&:
Corn .Southern White, 40a cts, Yellow
42a43 eta. Oats Southern and Pennsylvania
24a27 cts. ; Bye Maryland S; Pennsylvania
5Ua52cta. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
13 50a$14 0y;Straw-VVheat,tl.tJ0at!l6(;tiutter,
Knstprn Crmfrr.1RVn'()r. noav.vnnns
aUO; Tobacco Leaf Inferior, lafS.Oo, Good
Common, 3 00a$4 00, Middling, SaiO.OO Uood
to fine red,7a'J; Fancy, 10aijL
New York Flour Koutbern Common to
fair extra,. !5a$ J.!25;Wheat-Nol White 85
H5Vf; llve-S1te. 5lJa:2f ; Corn-Southern
cts. Butter-iSlate, llaltf cts. : Cheeaetat,
6X3Kctfc; Ktrga 18al)ctB.
VmLAnHLrfUA. Flour Penasylvani
fancy, 4.iioa4.75; Wheat Peimsvlvania and
.Southern Red, 8-ia4; Rye Pennsylvania
52a..'ct.ft ;Corn Southern Yellow, ! ytVi
Oats-2Sa!)f cts. ; Butter-Htate, livtif et. ;
Cheese M. . Y. Factory, 9a'.i,'$ eta.-U.;.;s
State, 18al9 cts.
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