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"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
Thomas Huson, Business Manager
Plymouth; -n. c, Friday, October 4,i88o.
, Emmons Blaine, the second son of the Hon
James O. Blaine, was married Sept. 86, al
Richfield Springs, N. YM to Miss Anita Mc
Cormlck, grand daughter of 'the late Cyrus
McOormfck, a Chicago millionaire, and the
inventor of the famous reaping machines
that bears lib name. The Scott elevated
, Railway to be constructed in St. Louis, is to
be bil with Holland capital, a loan of
,0O.Oao for the project baring been effect
ed through the firm of Ladenberg, Thalman
. c Co., of New York, representing a syndi
cate of Holland capitalists.- David Har
eld, of New York, was arrested in Rich
mond, Va., faarged with bigamy. Dr.
Connies E. Hslnta was arrested in Philadel
phia "charged with performing a criminal
iperattt on ElUa Kraus, a nlneteen-year-ld(3frman
girL- General Sherman 'was
J-Iecled president of the Society of the
Army of the Tennessee, and the meeting at
Cincinnattl closed with a grand banqust.
' Snow storms in the northern part ot
Wisconsin. The 8k Louis brewers have
.refused 1 15,003,000 for their property offered
ey me English syndicate. -The sheriff of
Reading, Fa., levied on the farm of Vaten-
; tine 8. Kieffer, whose failure was caused ty
his being bondsman for Isaao Eckert, a tex
, . colIector,who defaulted, skipping wftlfBOO0
taxes. -Chicago ladies have formed a so-
. eiety fairthe prosecution of the gambling
house proprietors of that city.-; In a quar
ts rel between B. F. Curtis, a merchant, and
John Wallace, a mall carrier, at Cairo, 111.,'
over the removal of Commissioner TanDer,
Wallace was fatally- wounded. Jaccb
ticbreiber, a son of John L, Schreiber, one
ot the commissioDers of Lehigh county, Pa.,
1 . l Lilt . J 1 . n ...
uiiv. uuu muea ms uncie, franklin J.
Schreiber, at Moorebead, Minn.- The
Laflin & Rand powder mill, at Cressona, Pa.
was Diown up, ana tnreo men kii'd and a
number injured. Emery's big sp manu
factory at Ivorydale, near Cincinnati, O.,
- was destroyed by tire. Loss, 125,000.
Pour of the large watch case dealers have
gone out of the combine, and the independ
ent manufacturers will likely now win the
fight A little daughter of Henry Tennes,
of Chicago, overturned a lamp and set fire
to the clothing of herself and mother, both
being badly burned.- A fire at Madrid, St.
Lawrenc3 county, N. Y., destroyed the Bap
tist Church, valued at $3,000; the Congre
gational st Church, valued at (5,000, and
other property valued at $6,000. Korty-
four bodies have been tak-m from the ruins
of the Quebec disaster. Mrs. Thomas
Woods, of Warsaw, Ind. , is waging active
war against the saloons of that town.
Bills wero passed in the Wyoming conven
tion prohibiting the employment on publio
works of any but fully naturalized citizens,
and prohibiting corporations from bringing
into the state any armed police or detective
force, unless authorized by the Governor.
' -Mrs. JosieGurley, conviced of abducting
little Annie Redmond, and sentenced to
Joliet prison, has confessed that the child
was abducted for a theatrical company.
The schools of Mariou, Ind. , have been
closed, owing to an epidemic of diphtheria
' in the town. -Norman Ormsby a driver in
the CUicago fire department shot himself
because bis invalid wife had attempted sui
cide. A spark from a corn crusher on
the farm of Joel Foster, near Lawrence,
Mass. , fired his barn, destroyed one hundred
, tons . Of hfttr anil i tan llnnrirart harr.la rt
'1Z-e:$rSa a collision betweea freight trains
do' the Pittsburg division of the Baltimore
and Ohio, near Wheeling, W. Va., Edward
Gibson, an engineer, was killed. Ex-Surgeon
General Beale, of the United States
navy died in Philadelphia. Sophie Hoak,
the woman arrested in Chicago on the charge
Dt teaching children to steal, was held in
bonds for the grand jury. A number of
girls were injure 1 by leaping from windows
In a panic caused by an explosion in a shoe
factory at Elmira, N. Y. James Quale,
who a year o go robbed bis employers in the
Wisconsin lumber region of- $3,.O0, was
;aptured in Saxony, and is now on his way
back to suffer the penalty. The delegates "
to . the International Congress from tho
Spanish-American countries have arrived in
New York. Two churches and several
frame dwellings in West Jacksonville, Fla.,
were destroyed by the tornado Monday.
Nicholas Demarest, sheriff of Bergen county,
N. J., was killed at Rutherford, by his horso
Oncoming unmanageable and throwing bim
!n front of a locomotive.- -Quartermaster
Senernl Lewis Ferrine died at Trentou, N. J. ,
jf ossification of the heart Five persons
were killed and several injured in a railroad
wreck, near Chicago.
Sol Furnell, a negro, was taken from the
Winona, Miss., jiil anl banged. Tha
Window; Glass Manufacturers' Association
is a thing of the post., -Joseph Hillman
., was found guilty In" Woodbury, N". J.J of the
murJer of Herman' Leideman, a Jewish
podler, r.nd sentenced to be bung Abe
Coffman, of Seottdale, Pa., has confessed
that four men are doing time in the peniten
tiary for a crime committed by others.-?-
l'b schooner Alpha, with a crew of Indians,
which siilei for Sitka, issupposad to be lost.
Carloads of whiskey are being smuggled
into Canada from the United States.
Evi ry gambling-bouse ln'Memphlst Ten a.,
has been closeJ. The new Columbia Hotel
t Cape May was destroyed by Are A
mob chased the engineer of the freight train
which crashed into th; passenger train at
Chicago, with the intention of lynching bim.
He escaped An attempt to effect a jail
delivery at bgden, Utah, was frustrated.
Tho annual Conveution of the American
Bankers Association is being held at Kansas
City. John Postley, a colored mm con
v cted- of ravishing a white woman near
Westchester, Fa,, has been sentenced to ten
)eiirs and six months in the penitentiary.
Ex-Senator William A. Wallace, of Penn-:
gylvania, has gone to Europe lor two or
three month. He expects to get the Demo
crat c nimunatio.i foi- govoruor of the state
Origin and Purpose of the Conference.
Tho D slegates Aro to Da Taken on a
Grand Industrial Tour of to
United States in Palaoe Cars.
There will begin within a few days, at
Washington, a gathering which may take
rank. among the leading commercial events
in the history - of the North and South
America. This is tb i Congresa of American
Nations', which is to tuest at the national
capital for organization on Octobar 2, and
after a tour through this country, under In
telligent guidance, which will show the prin
cipal industries and the geographical extent
of the United States, will assemble again to
discuss questions of mutual interest to all the
governments and peoples in the New World
that Columbus discovered almost 400 years
The idea that all the nations in this new
world should confer together for their com
mon good first assumed defiaate form before
the public of this country in 1831, when Mr.
Maine, then Secretary oi State for President
Garfleid, promulgated his plan. The idea,
however, is pidr than that. It originated
witbSuncn Bolivar, that great leader of
men, whose statesmanship, patriotism and
military genius emancpubed five nations
Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and
Bolivia. This Washington of five Spanish
American Republics realiz d that to promote
their co nmou interest aud to Secure their in
dividual success there must be concerted
action. He called, with this purpose in mind,
an international conference at Panama in
183 1, to which every independent American
Republic was aslcol to sou i delegates. Noth
ing came of this call, not because the invited
powers were unwilling to join in the confer
ence, but txciusa internal causes intorfered.
After Mr. Blaine revived this projct of
Boliver's it bunj fire for sonv time, mainly
because of tho assassination of Pres. dent Qir
fiald. The Fiftieth Congres fl.ially passed a
bill directing the President to invite repre
sentatives of the Spinisb-American Govern
ment to meet representatives of the United
States on October 2, 1889, to consider certain
propositions of mutual interest. The nations
wnicu have appointed delegates to this A mar
ie in Iuternattonal Congress are: Brazil.
Litayette Rodignes Perrira, Dr. J. G. de
Ainerei Valente, Salvador de Hendonca;
Bolivia, Juan F. Velarde; Honduras, Jeronl
mo Zilaya; San Salvador, Jacinto Castel
lanos aud Samuel Valdene s; Colombia, J.
M. Huatada; Costa Rica, So nor Zelandon;
Guatemala, Fernando Cruz; Mexico. St.
Mateo Rom o nd Angel O. CosUrio; Nicara-
fua, Dr. Hdracio Guzmau; Ecuador, Ex
reaident Jose N. Comasuo; Peru, Dr. F. C.
C. Z irorr.i ; Vt-nezuala, Bales Paraza; Argen
tina Republic, Don Vincaute, G. Quesaia,
Von Roque, S. Pena, Don Manuel Quintanae.
Several other nations have accepted the in
vitation to join in the Congress, but the
names of their delegates are not yet an
nounced. Tne delegates who will represent
the United States are: John B. Henderson,
of M.8souri ; Cornelius B. Bliss, of Na w York ;
Clement Stulebaker, of Indiana; T. Jeffer
son Cooiidge, of Massachusetts; William
Henry Trescott, of South Carolina; Andrew
Carnegie, of Pennsylvania; Morris M. Eitee,
of California; John F. Hanson, of Georgia,
and two others.
The International Congress is called to con
sider important questions, but it has no power
of final action. It can only consult and
recommend. It! will be composed of men
who rank high in their respec.ive countries,
most of them, for example, standing in the
political circles of tnelr own land as James
G. Blaine, Samuel J. Randall, Thomas B.
Reed or Major McKinley figure in tne publio
life of the Unit d States. 'or thU reason,
it is hoped that the conclusion of the Con
gress will carry such weight as will result in
closer alH iattons betweeu the governments
cf the Continent and an increase in their in
terchange of commerce.
But the members of tbe Congress, though
they are to consider questions of prime im
portance to the whob continent, will not bf
gin their deliberations at once. Some of
them are already in tne country, usners
will arrive ina few day. It is expected that
the delegates from Soutu and Central
America, tozether with the ten United States
dele&ratns and tbe officials, will make up a
partv of al out seventy-five. These will meet
in Washington October 2, ani organize.
It is siid that their president is likely to be
one. of the United States delegates. After
the adjournment of the first day's session,
the delegates will call in a body upon Secre
tary of State Blaine, and in tne evening will
probably be rec lived by President Harrison.
On the morniug of October 3 the entire
Congress will leave Washington on a train
of palace cars, which will be, next to tbe
train in which President Harrison made hii
journey from Washington to the Inaugural
Centennial in New York, the most luxuri
ously equipped ever run in this country. It
will contain bath-rooms, a barber shop,
dining-rooms, smoking-rooms drawing
rooms, and sleeping compartments and will
be run on fast time by special schedule. The
train will go first to New York, where the
Congress will take a steamer to Fall River,
Mam. After viewing the factories there
they will go to Providence, Willi man tic and
Hartford, all on tbe 4th. On the 5th they
win visit Merlden, New Haven and Ansouia.
The 6th will be spent at West Point. Thence
the party will gp to Sringfleld, Holyoke and
Chicopee, Mass., and thence to Boston where
three days are to be spent. Manchester, N.
H., and Portland, Me, will be visited, and
then the journey will run through Troy,
Albany, aud the cities of central New York
to Buffalo. After a view of Niagara the
Congress will visit tbe prlooipal cities of
the West and South, and before returning
to Washington will inspect the iron and
steel and othjr indnstries of Pennsylvania.
All the expenses of the Congress are to be
paid byjtba State Department, ourCongrets
saving made an appropriation of $15U,000
for that purpose.
Not until their return to Washlngton.af ter
this impressive tour of the country whose
guests they are, will the delegates settle to
the consideration of their busiuess in regular
sesiion. Their work is divided under eight
beads. These are:
1st. Measures to preserve and promote the
prosperity of the several American state.
3d. Measures toward tbe formation of an
American customs union.
3 J. The establishment of regular and fre
quent communication between the porta of
toe several American states, v
4;b. The establishment of a uniform sys
tem of customs regulations in each of tbe
independent American states; a uniform
method of classification and valuation of
merchandise, and a uniform system of in
voices, and tbe sanitation of ships and quar
antine. i 5tn. The adoption of a uniform system of
weights and measures, p itent rights, copy
sights and trade marks, and extradition of
Otb. The adoption of a comenoi silver coin
age, to be issued by eacn Government, the
lame to b legil-teuder in all eouiineroial
transactions between tho citix.-ns of all of
Uie American States,
?tb. An agreemjo upoa ftud. re.cjmiaoo-
iatloO for adoption to their respective Gov
irnroeutf of a ueflnite plan of arbitration.
8th. And such other subjects relating to
the weltare of tbe several SL.it represented
u mav be presented bv nnv of sud states.
ABOUT NOTED PEOPLE,
President Harrison loves a' pie pie.
Sir John 1 Miilais, the artist, is an expert
salmon fisher. .
Queen Victoria is ab'e to both real and
San Francisco has a Chinese proachor.
Ng Poon Chew is his name.
The wife of the new Chinese minister is to
be accompanied by 15 maid. '
Lord Rando ph Churchill is worried be
oanse be is growing so stout.
Two E yptian prince, sons of ths Kedive,
are b.dng educated in Vienna.
Tbe four daughters of Ex-Secretary Bayard
are daring equestriennes.
Mrs. Humphrey Ward is forming an anti
wo.jan suffrage society in England.
One of Ljrd Tennyson's griatest regrets
is that he has never visited this country.
One of Chicago's most eloquent speakers
Is a woman, tbe R;v. Florence Kollock,
William Black, the novelist, is making a
staly of Mary Anderson for his next story.
Senator Quay received 13 large mail bag;s
fu.l of letters at bin home in Beaver, Pa., one
day last week.
Mrs. Linreei Bank, an English novelist,
has received a grant of $5J0 from the Royal
Queen Christina of Spain has composed a
luliatiy for her son. It is admired by the
whole of Madrid.
Queen Victoria has an abnormal craving
for air. She has windows thrown opn in
the coldest weather, and her suite 6neez)
most of the fall and winter.
Archdeacon Farrar's reason for sending
his sou to be educated as a civil engineer in
'.his country was that our schools are pro
gressive. Ths archdeacon says that engi
neering in England is twenty-five years be
hind that of this country.
David N. Blakely, a graduate of Dart
mouth College in theclas of '8;. has received
ibe appointment of instructor in English of
the Americau college at Aiutah, Tuikey.
He will also be financial manager of be in
stitution. Mrs Williira Dieraens, of Wilson, near
Buffalo, apparently died Thursday night of
a low fever. The body was prepared for
the grave, and tbe next morning her re a
tives gathered about her bed and discussed
the advisability of sending messengers to
notify her friends of her death. In the
midst of their talk the suppose! corpse aros ,
and said that she wuuid act as meesenger.
Her relatives ran from the room, but return
ing, found ber not only alive, but in a fair
way to completo recovery. She explained
that, though in a trance, she bad from tbe
first realized all that bad gone on around
Relatives and friends of Essex Porter, son
of Admiral Porter, are much distressed ever
his continued absence. About six months
ago Lieutenant Porter entered tbe
service of Legitime, in the Haytien
war. The Legitime government agreed
to give $6,0 JO a year aud to injure his
life for t5,000 for the benefit of his wife
in case he suould be killed. No tidings have
been received from him since early in the
summer, and as Legitime' army has be.n
disoanded, bis friends here are, naturally,
very anxious about his safety. This is not
Porter' nrst experience in i he service of a
f orelicn government, as ho was colonel in the
Khedive's army some years ago and won
BURIED ALIVE 108 HOURS
An Agid Man Rescued from Beneath
the Quebec Land Slide.
The laborers at work at the ruins caused
by tbe recent land slide, at Quebec, Canada,
heard a slight moan under a heap of wreck
age, digging vigorously soon reached Joseph
Kemp. When extricated Kemp, who is 72
years of age, was still able to speak, after
having been buried 103 hours. Father
McCarthy administered the sacrament to
the apparently dying man. Stimulants
were administered and hopes are now enter
t lined that Kemp will recover.
Shortly after Kemp was taken out the
corpse of Mir. O'Dowd, aged 73 years, was
recovered. The body was badly mutilated.
Mrs. O'Dowd was rocking a cradle and knit
ting a stocking when the avalanche of roc'i
came down. She was knocked through a
window and killed. When found ber band
still held her knitting work.
The remains of John Henry were found
under the debris. Tbe body was doubled in
two and splinters of all sizs werj sticking
in tbe flesh. The body of Henry's wife was
found a few feet away. She had in ber head
pieces of broken plates and a fork. She died
while preparing ber husband's supp.-r.
Tbe work of clearing away the debris is
still going on with vigor. There are still
from ten to twelve bodies under the ruins.
A VOLCANO IN ERUPTION.
Smoke and Red Hot Ashes Thrown
From tbe Mountain of Co lima,
Stephen Heaton, an American railroad
contractor now in the City of Mexico, from,
Colima, has been an eye witness of the late
eruption of the volcano of Colima, which
is thirty miles North of the city of the same
name. This volcano bas its crater at an
elevation of 12,000 feet above the sea level,
and is very active intermittently, throwing
up a column of smoke and red hot ashes
hundreds of feet in tbe air. Thse spasmodic
eruptions occur about ten or twelve times a
day and are followed by reports similar to
the discharge of artillery.
A lew days before the earthquake las',
month, the volcano vomited fortn a dense
black smoke that bung like a pall over the
country for- miles around. This phenome
non lasted for several days and was accom
panied at intervals by sbowers of red hot
ashes, whicb descended upon its side. It is
not known whetner or not any lava is be
ing thrown out, as tbe red hot ashes make
THE COINAGE OF SILVER
Steps Heine Taken to Test the Re
Tbe Colorado Mining Exchange will Inves
tigate the constitutional of tbe act restrict
ing the coinage of silver. A committee of
three wilt visit tbe mint at Philadelphia with
a bundrei ounces of stiver and demand that
it be coiued into dollars. . This being rsf ued
they will sue tbe director or the mint for
damages, thus bringing tbe tinjxt before
the United States Supreme Cvurt, " ' '
A TRAIN HELD UP.
The Work of Three Robbers in
They Secure $2700 in Cash and Reg
istered Mall MatterThey Miss
$70,000 of Government Money
Eii Ronte to Florida.
Tbe Mobile and Ohio south-bound mail and
passenger train was hald up at 3.10 A. M. ,
by t -ain robbers, at Buckatunna, Mississip
pi, a station ssventy miles north of Mobile
Just before tbe train left Buckatunna, two
men mounted behind tbe tender of the train,
and, climbing over, covered Engineer Jack
Therrel and Fireman Thomas Hust with their
revolvers. The robbers were disguised with
red bandanna handkerchiefs over the lower
part of their faces. The leader ordered the
ongineer to pull out and stop at the bridge
two miles below Buckatunna, and to place
the tr in si that the express and mail car
tshould le on tbe further side of the bridge
from tbe rest of the train, tha bridge being
a trestle over a deep creek.
"You obey instructions or it's death," he
safd. The engineer looked down the barrel
of the pistol and slowly pulled the lever.
The train ran rapidly down to the spot indi
cated, and the engineer put the train just
where the man with the pistol wanted it.
Then there appeared a third robber disguised
like the otb -r two. These three made tbe
engineer and fireman come with them to tbe
express car, and the engineer had to call cut
to J. W. Dunning to open the door of tbe cir.
The wooden door was already open, but tbe
the Iron barred door was closed and locked.
Dunning was seated with bis back to the
floor, and when he turned round helooktd
d wn the muzzles of three revolvers?
The command was given and Dunning
op ned tbe barred door, and in tbe chief rob
ber jumped, tbe nther two remaining ouMde
toguat dtheen j e;r and fireman. Th ca r
mud the mi ts iinr dump the contents o. ne
Eafe into a canvas sack, but noticing that be
was not clos ly watch-fd Dunning shoved
some of the money aside, so tbatabont $1000
was hidden, the robbers getting f 270J. All
this monev belonged to the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad Company. A longside tho express
car door was a pile of $70,000 Government
money, en route to Florida, which the rob
bers failed to notice. Then the robbers made
the express maf get out of the car and go
wlti them to tho moil car. W. C. Bell, the
mail agent, bad s jtpected that robbery was
going on and U .ed to get into tbe bay gge
car with a number of registered packages of
mail. Just as he stepped to tbe end door of
the car he saw through a glass that the rob
bers had interc?pted him. Tbe robber leader
faced htm, pistol in hand and finding Bell's
arm fnll of packages, said, "dump those here
on my left arm." There were twenty-four
packages in all and Bell dumped them as re
quested. The robber made Bell band bim,
then, a registered pouch and ordered the
agent to open it, but Bell had no key so the
robber carried tbe pouch off with him. The
pouch was made up at Meridan and the con
tents and value are unknown. Just then
Billy Scholes, the conductor, who bad been
trying to find out the trouble and bad arm d
hims-lf with a Winchester, came out of tbe
rear of tbe train, waved bin lantern and
shouted, "What's the matter? ' The robbers
fired two snots at him, crying out: "Come up
here and you'll see what's the matter." The
engineer told tbe robber to let up on shooting
as the train hauo's would open fire aod be
Shooting their owu men. There was no more
shooting and the train was ordered to pull
out at i no, which it did, the robbers disap
pearing iu the undergrowth ou the west side
of tbe track.
The train pulled down to Cltronelle and
swapped time with the accommodation train,
and the accommodation train engine's car
was sent back to the scne of the robbery with
detectives and an armed posse.
Another Train Robbery in Teaas.
Fort Worth, Tex. Tbe North bound
Sauta Fe train, while puiliutf out of Crowley
ten miles south of this city, was boardei by
three men and two others jumped on the
locomotive. The two on tbe engine placed
pistols to the beads of tbe engineer and
fireman and told tbem to stop.
The robbers cut the engine, baggage, mail
and express cars from tbe rest of tbe train
and made the engineer pull half a mile fur
ther. One of the men tben got into the ex
press cr and ordered the messenger to 6bow
them the money. The messenger pointed to
three bags of .Mexican silver. One of the
men ripped open a sack and shoveled the
silver out the door, while the other one threw
out the other sacks. They tot k two pack
ages said to contain $5,000 each, but over
looked three or four packages lor Fort
Tbe engineer was then made to couple up
and move. The train reached here at m.d
night and a posse of twenty men started iu
pursuit at once.
SPEEDED TO DEATH.
Workmen Scattered and Twelve
Wounded by an Knffine.
A wildcat engine on th3 Philadelphia,
Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad dashed
into tbe caboose of a workmen's train con
taining forty men at 8 o'clock in tbe morn
ing, near Ciaymont, Del., severly Injuring
twelve men, one probably fatally,
Tbe workmen's train had just stopped on
a curve to take on a gang ot men wben the
single engine, which wus running at a mi lea-minute
gait, dashed around the curve. Tne
engineer put on brakes and reversed his en
gine, but seeing that the collision was ine
vitable he and bis fireman jumped and es
caped with a few slight sprains and bruises.
'1 he engine crashed into tbe caboose, crush
ing it iuto splinters and throwiug tbe
human wrtckage in every direction. An
overturned stove set lira to tbe wrecked
SHE STRUCK THE JUDGE.
An Exciting Scene in a Wheeling
Justic3 Wm. H. Davis, whilo holding court
iu bis offl?e in Wheeling, W. Va., was as
saulted by Mrs. Annie Costello, a very mu
cular female, and badly hurt Mrs. Costellc
bad been arrested on a charge of grand
larceny, she stood committed. As the judge,
who is upwards of sixty-five, turned to bit
desk, Mrs. Costello sprang upon bim and
hurled bim to the floor, his head coming iu
contact with C le desk, whicb cut a gash in
his scalp. Tbt woman then clinched bim
by the tnroat, nnd 'the two rolled over and
over while tbe officers vainly attempted to
separate them. Finally, Ju I go Davis aecured
a cane, and struck bU more mutcular an
tagonist several heavy blows, cutting her
head and face. She was tben overpowered
and taken to jail.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
Merrltt Wright, a contractor of Canton,
Penna., was killed by thecaving in of a sand
Corporal Landgrave, of Battery B, Third
Artuiery, was drowned at Fort Monroe, Vir
ginia, by a sail boat capsizing.
Frank Hausien and an unknown mm who
was in the carriage with bim were killed in
Chicago by being struck by a train.
Mr. Matthews, a wealthy railroad contrac
tor, died in an opium joint in Butte, Montana,
after having smoked ten pipes.
Hugh Rob-rts and Anthony Mavcbetty,
miners, employed at the Alabka Colliery, at
Mouut Cxxum, Pa., were killed by a fall of
Tbe recent wetand windy weather has done
5reat damage to the late peach crop in New
ersey. In Hunterdon county atone tbe loos
is estimated at $100,000.
The uppir story of a new two-story brick
building in the outskirts of Chicago was
llown uown, dingerouily, if not fatally, in
juring John RoLeiai and Jobu Hohl
A freight train on the Mexican Central
Railroad was derailed near L igos. Ten men
were killed and three injured. It is supposed
that the train was wrecked by i oubers.
Two freight trains on the Boston and Maine
Railroad were wrecked by a coii.sion near
Lancaster, Massaclusetts. A fireman named
Warren was killed and two other trainmen
were injured. ,
During Sunday-school services in a small
fru ma church uear Columbia City, Iudiana,
lightning struck tbe building, killing two
girls, eucb about 17 years of ag Ten others
A waterspout burst over Cerro Gordo, Mex
ico, causing several deatus. Live stock was
swept away and houses destroyed. Tbe exact
number ot deaths and the ex tout of the dam
age done are not known.
' During a supper in celebration of the open
ing of a new urmory iu ttirmington, Ala
bama, the guests, nearly one hundred iu uum
ber, were made violently s.c. by the ice
cream, which contained some poisonous cub
btaiice. While some laborers in the stone quarries
near Vancouver, British Columbia, were
opening cans of powder with ouis.'ls, a tem
b.e explosion occurred, killing Patrick Mor
gan aud Patrick Dlauey. Four otner nieu
were tearfully burned. .
An explosion of gsw in Neilssn's sbaft.fat
Shainokm, Penna., burned Alexander Crow,
John Tocas, John Murphy and William Cal
vin, the first two named tatally. The explo
sion was caused by Tocas, who was ignorant
o tbe presence of the gas.
A passenger train was derailed near Leon,
Butlercounty,Kansas,by tne spreading o tae
rails. Thiee coaciies rol.ed dowu a fiftedn
foot eml ankmnt. R. M. Beinis was killed,
and isiao Dean, Mrs. Malseka and Mrs. K.
A. Hodges were .fatuity injured. A number
of others were tadly Hurt.
John Zuinthal and his ten children left
Booue, Iowa, m a wagon about Sep tern jer
8. for Milwaukee. Taey were ten days on
the road, and on arriving in Milwaukee nine
of the children wre talreu with diptheria,
s.x dyiug within six days. They contracted
tbe ci ist ate on tbe road.
A train of seven cars going south from El
mira, New York, ran into au engine at Tu gi
Junction, Penna., causing a bad wreck. Tue
wreck caugbt fire and the injured paeseogera
were with difiiculty rescued. Two pei sons
were killed Eugene Daighne, newsboy, and
Henry Oliver, ot Union, New York and 13
persons were injured, none fatally.
While a loaded wagon containing a pariy
of five was crosiuga ford near Purcellsville,
Virgiuia, tbe stream being swellen, the boisaa
bec ame unu.anugeable, and the wagon was
swept some distance. Miss Buile Cator, of
Georgetown, District of Columbia, and Misj
Etta Atwell, of Alexandria, jumped Into the
water and were drowned. The rest of tbe
party reacned shore.
BURNED BY MOLTEN METAL.
A Blast Furnace Bnrsrs and Seven
Men Are Seriously Injnred.
A frightful accident happn-d at Came
fje's EJgar Thomson Steal Works at Brad
dock, Penn. Cap'. W. R. Jones, general
manager of the immense steel works, and a
number of workmen were horrible aud per
haps fatally burned.
Furnace "C," one of tbe largest of tbe
blast furnaces, gave way at the bottom and
tons of molten m?tal, like water escaping
from a reservoir, ran out. The furnace had
not bean working properly during the day,
and Cnpt. Jones called to see if be could not
ojo i tain tbe cause. He was working with
a number of men near the base ot the fur
nace when the break occurred. In an instant
Barnes of fire shot forth, and the hot metal
exploded and fell like sheets of water.' Tons
of tbe metal poured out of tbe furnace, and
that any person near the furnace escaped in
stant death is regarded as almost au acci
dent, Tbe list of tbe injured is: Captain
Jones, general manager, horribly burned;
Michael Quinn, aged 25, so badly burned that
his flesh peeled oil with his clothes; be can
only live a few hours. John Mokake, bad y
burnei about body, but not fatally; Capt.
Ned Quinn, burned about arms and chest,
will rtcover. Patrick Hughes, Michael Con
nor and John Noeden were badly burneL
Michael King, a Hungarian, was present
when the seething mass poured out of thefur
nack, and as he cannot be lound, it is feared
be ha been covered up.
Cap Jones is well-known throughout the
United States and Europe wherever iron and
ateel are manufactured. He receives a salary
of $23 000 a year and a percentage of the
product of the large mill, making his income
almost $50,00) a year. He took 3J0 men to
Johnstown at his own expense two days after
the flood and remained there for two weeks
direc.ing the work of rescue, He is perhaps
sixty years of age.
OLD HUNDRED'S TRICKS.
An Illicit Whiskey Dealer Finally
Comes to Grief.
For several -years past an illicit place for
the sale of whiskey and tobacco has been run
in a building built directly on the line be
tween West Virginia and Pennsylvania, near
the banks of Cheat river. The place was pre
sidsd over by a grizzled ex-Con federate, uni
versally known in tho neighborhood as "Old
Hundred," and be has done a flourishing busi
ness, despite the vizilence of local and gov
ernment officials. He had two or three sets
of brass checks one shape good for cigars,
another for tobacco, and a third for whis
key and these be gave as part of the change
for small purchases of miscellaneous articles.
One prt of the transaction was always done
ia one State and the matter completed in tho
other, and "Old Hundred" was occumulatiug
wealth at a lively rate, enjoying a largo pa
tronage. But be has come to grief at last.
Sheriff Jones capture.! bim in a fraudulent
transaction, made wholly on We?s Virginia
soil, and landod bim in jail. He will be turned
over tQ tb feleral authorities.
STATE OF TuADE..
Increased Activity in Distrib
Wheit Speculation Limited, With
Frequent But Comparatively Nar-.
A marked Increase of activity In leading:
distributive lines throughout the West is re
potted thU week in spjeial tlegrams. Thla
favorable condit;oa of affairs is chiefly no
ticeable at Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City,
Omaha, Pittsburg, Detroit anl Louisville.
At the South, N,-w Orleans gives an equally
favorable report, interior trade there re
ceiving an important inipetm, owing to tbe
free movement of cotton. At Cincinnati
trade is reported excellent. Stormy weather
on the Eastern Atlantic coast has interrupt
ed distribution at New York, Philadelphia
and Boston. Cooler weather has induced a
notable increase iu demand for seasonable)
goods at leading cities. Crop prospects, par
i.cuiariy corn iud cotton.reuiain very prom
ising, riuar crop prospects are le bright,
but a large vi-'ld i tftin anticipated. CattU
aod ho,j!i ar j more active In tne West at var
iable pt.ces. Collections are fair to good.
Wheat speculation lias ueen limited with
frequent uUl Cvuip4ranTcijr iiuuiui
tious. E ir.y weakness was due to adverse
cab.es aud iireUMir Western markets. Later,
on some streugtn was shown on batter cables
and 1 got interior receipts, on which nearly
all tu eafty loss was regained. Corn is off
1 1 t2'c on incree k1 offerings and improved
crop reports. Coutract oats are g lower
on the week. Flour was aciv t slight
decline. Experts tu.s woofc of wheat (in-1
flour as wiitMi) aggregate 2,008. 67? busbels,
against l,42fi,55a busaeis iast weekaad3,b3l,
ti bushels in the Uke week of WiM. Tue to
tal export July 1 to d ite are 22,604 0M bush
els, against 20.65S,8S7 bushels last year.
Dry goods j jbiwrs at New York and Bos
ton report a ection troui early September
activity, accentuated in some measure by
stormy weaine-r oa several days ot tbe week.
Foreign dress goods have been in active
mo vein -n- to fid orders ou jauoers, aod tho
latter nurket hisbjjn uaprecideotJdly
heavy. Agents report trade quiet to dull.
Prices are well held. Print cliu stocks are
growing, but vaiu s are quotably uiicaanged,
Bleacheu good are in ebpepiaiiy good tune.
ThaBosxm cunning trade is silently more
acsi ve, as are also foreign dress go jds at Nw
York. Wool is inactive at seaboard market.
Buyers an I sellers are wide apart as regard
prices. Spot eoltou is duller and s lower,
out speculation i more, active ud 23a3U
points bigaer oa tne near months' contracts,
owing to the squeezj of September shorts.
.nAw.mAn,. fa t.Atffinri mAVmT14 tPCA itllil- f
1 J tuu , VUlVii v am J r
Prospects regarded as good.
Collee speculation has baen active, but
bearish ia tone, with a decliue of on
contracts. Holier, of actual coffee re tirm.
Reports of accumuiation at interior points
are received. Sugir is hi her on im
proved consumptive dauianu. Provision ar
steady and firui.except pork, which is strong
er on the batter expoit demand. Choice
grades of butter are So higher on letter de
mand. Ocean freights are in good demand
on account of corn and flour shipments, '
The business failures of tbe last seven days
number for the United States 177, aud for
Canada 21, a total of 103 failures, as com
pared with a total of 193 last week and 201
,be week previous to the last. For the coi
rsponning week of last year tbe figures were
MiH, representing 2)0 failures in the United
UtntAa an A ( n 1 lis t"l -vminlAn rt Tl A fl ft . .
aJbULUa auu m-J AU IUO JIUtUIVII vs.
TERRIBLE BLOW AT PABLO.
Houses Demolished and a Boy Hurled
to His Death.
A tornado of great violence passed over
Pablo Beach, Fla., sixteen miles from Jack
sonville, on tbe Atlantic Coast, at six
o'clock P. M. It arose in tbe southwest, and
without any warning except blackening of
tbe sky, it struck Murray Hill, an immense
beach hotel, twisted the roof from the main
structure and towers, burst in the windows
and doors ou the west side, aud left it in a
shattered condition. The bowling alley, ser
vants' qu irters and carpenter shop wtst of
the hotel are completely d mjluhed. as ii
also the greater portion of the beach pavil
ion. . .
Prince O'Neill, a noy, thirteen years old,
was standing by the hoi se and buggy of La w
rence Haynes, near tbe dancing pavilion,
awaiting the arrival of the evening train.
The uorse, vehicle and boy were lifted into
tbe air and blown nearly two hundred feet
to the beach, where tbey were lound ten
minutes later, all in a heap, - The boy was
killed outright, tbe body being terribly
Lruised and mangled.
A freight car on a side track was lifted in
the air, turned over twice, and landed on the
north side of the main track, sixty feet dis
tant. A passenger train due at six o'clock
was half an hour late, owing to obstructions
on the track. Had it arrived on time, a hun
dred cottagers returning from the city would
doubtless bave all been killed or seriously
The force cf the wind was such that pieces
of timber were driven through the two-inch
were with great difficulty extricated or tbe
passaga of the train.
A statue of the late Louisa M. . Alcott is to .
be modeled the coming winter by .frank E.
Eiwell, a Concord sculptor, an intimate
friend ot the authornss. There is a rumor
that the S:atue may be placed in the free
public library of Concord .
I Baltimore Flour City Mills.extra,4.53
M4.50. Wheat Southern Fultz. WaSo;
CornSouthern White, 40a40?f cts, Yellow
41a42 cts. Oats Southern and Pennsylvania
24a27 cts. : Rve Maryland & Pennsylvania
60o52cts. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
13 50a 14 00;Straw-VVbeat,&50a$7.1W;Butter,
Eastern Creamery, 19o25a, near-oy receipts
16al7cts; Cheese Eastern Fancy Cream. 10
al04 eta., Western, 9al0 cts; Efrgs 21
a-.!; Tobacco Leaf Inferior, la2.0t), Good
Common, 8 00a 4 00, Middling, 5a7.00 Good
to fine red,8a9; Fancy, 10a13.
New York Flour Southern Common to
fair extra,. 10a 3. 15;Wheat-Not White 86
a8fiW; Kve-State. 51?ia52W; Corn-Southern
Yellow,40Ka'l- Oats Wtoite, State 25a20
cts. ; Butter-State 1 la24 cts. ; Cheese-State,
7.j'10 cts. ; Eggs 2la23 cts. .
Philadelphia Flour Pennsylvania
fancy, 4.25a4. 75: Wheat Pennsylvania and
Southern Red, 82,Vat'i; Kve-FennRVlvania
53a5Scte; Corr Southern Yellow, 404 Vjct-s.
Oats-'-iTaS cts.; Butter-State, l'.w.5 cts.;
Cheese N. Y. P-ictory, 'Ja'Jtf cts. Egga
State, 2Ja2 cts.
Baltimore Beef, 3 87a4 15; Sheep f 2 00
a400. tl'vr tl2n4 40.
iEW YoiiK-!Wf A 75a5 2:i;Sheejv-f 3 5:1
nS.W; Hotrs 4.70i5.2o.
East Uiikkty -Ik'fif f I 40a4 90; fiheop
1 3 25a 4 W ; Hog?-1 1 70a4 75