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, Solomon Davis, aged fortyflre years, was
brushed to death in a steel mill at Scranton,
a, Mrs. Charles Sipeand Mrs. Austin at
epted to drive across a railroad at Prank'
lad., and were struck by a train and
"fatally injured, The Central Labor Union
t Indianapolis, has uccesafully appealed to
(the citli3D8 to refuss to pay fare on street
' aT8 from which tbe conductors have been
discharged. James Kinky was banged in
Chilton county, Ala., for a murder that he
wonPessed. George Walton, agod eighteen
5-ae.rs, of Kansas City, is under arrosr,
charged with abducting Dilsy French, who
is a yenr younger than himself.- Genrrat
John P. Hartranft, ex-governor of Pennsyl
Tania, died at his residence at NorrUtown.
The plant and business of the Brush
Electric Company, of Cleveland, O., bos been
old to toe Thompson-Houston Company, of,
" JfewYork, on abasia o J3.0OO.OIW. -By
lb breaking of ascsffolding on a new stand
Jpipe in courseof erection Cor the Bethlehem
"(Pa.) water department, eight men were pre
cipitated forty feet to th floor below, and
several of them fatally injured. John Stor
fcarj, raino boss for the Charter Oak Coal
Company at Pomeroy, O., was found mur
dered on the river bank, with two bloody
kaives fying beside the body. -Mary Dil
lon obtained a vertfict of 5,0(K) against a,
lioeton street car company for injuries re
ceived in being t hrown from a car. Blanche
Nelson, a gay Chicago girl, was fined $1J for
kissing men on the street. N. Hamburger
& Co. 'a cigar factory at Lancaster, Pa., was"
destroyed by fire. Loss, f 4J,0iX; insurance
t 3J,000.' The delegates to tbe Socialise
Labor Coogrcss in Chicago decorated the
graves of the dead Anaichists. Three hun
dred Progressive Union miners at Long
etretb, O., began a sir.ke to compel the Col
umbus and Hocking Valley Company to re-
pogniu their organization. The South
American delegates visited the Michigan
Btate University at Ann Arbor. By tbe
czplofion of a threshing machine boiler on
XV. Hanson's farm, near Lima, O., one man
was killed and two injured. Miss Lucy
Mack jumped from a train going thirty-five
miles an hour on tbe New York and Hudson
River Railroad near Catskill, and escaped
erious injury. A Geishever's saloon, in
Liitlo Rack, Ark., was wrecked by dynamite,
and the divorced wife of the barkeeper is
charged with throwing the bomb.
. Oscar Evans, of Romney, W. Vn., was sen
tenced to two years In the penitentiary for
the killing of Jacob Kirby on February 21st
Hast St. Louis is to havean elevated rail
, road company, with a capital of fS.UOO.i 00
Hon. G. L. Laws, present Secretary of
fctate of Nebraska, has been nominated by
'the Republicans as successor to the late Con
gressman Laird. Ljuis Lin, of Indianap
olis, has sued bis children for the money
ihev inherited from t.heir mof.hnr. hit wif
who had Bocretly obtained a divorce from
him, some timj before ho had shot a polic.
liun for paying her atteutions,aad for which
crime he has just completed a term of im
prisonment. -The steamer Minnie Ray
struck a suag and sunk in tbe Ohio rivei ,
near Moscow, O., but the passengers were ell
gotten oft sufoly. Loss J23.000 A com
tni.tee has been appo nted by tbe Presbytery
cr Philadelphia to consider the propriety of
rpctinjjji handsome monument on the site
fr.no old log college of Princeton , N. J. -Several
persons were killed and others in
jured in a cable cur on an inclined railway
iu Cinciunati breaking loose, and the car be
ing wrecked at tbe foot of the steep dec-line.
Poison in a dish of oysters rurde
lifteen boarders sic in Joseph Morgan's
hous at Woodberry, N. J. In a riot grow
ing out of a dispute over drayage license in
XJothen, Heury county, Ga., two men were
hilled and three wounded. The citizens of
Danville, Vs., voted $150,000 toward the
western extension of tbe Atlantic and Dan
ville Railroad. A million gallons of whis
key, belonging to Freiburg & VVorkuu, dis
tillers, at Lynchburg, Ohio, was seized by
revenue officers. Mrs. Jupn W. Hop
Hems' sleeve caught fire trJ.,i a stove at Lan
sing, Mich., and sho was burned to death. -
R?vJ. Hord Jenkins has ben expellel
from tbe rectorship of the Protestant Epis
copal Church, at White Water, Wis., on
of the congregation. A boiler exploded
in Hughes' plaining mill at Chattanooga,
Tinn., tearing out an entire side of the build
ing, killing Charles Bradshaw, colored, and
Mowing the fireman fifty feet, but not fatally
Injuring him. C. E. McGregor, an ex
member of the Georgia legislature; shot and
killed J. M. , W. Cody, at Warrenton, Ga.t
Cody having shot and nearly killed him two
y -ars a0. Rev. John A. Danks, charged
with immoral conduct, wag convicted by tbe
Pittsburg Methodist Episcopal Conference
tnd suspanded for one year. The Louis
iana state authorities have rec vered $45,000
of the new four per cent, bonds that were
missing, but it & said that Treasurer Burk 'n
deficit stih amounts to $30J,0.0. Mrs.
Louisia Ernest, of St. Louis, while suffering
with dem?ntia, went out on the bridge span
ning tba Mississippi and leaped into the river
o ie b 'ndred feet below, bat was saved by a
fhharman A $?5,000 bronze statute of
the French explorer La Salle, presented to
CbiCJgo by Judge Lambert Tree, was un
veiled in Lincoln Park, that city. The
rl.lagM of Norwood, Ohio was destroyed by
by fire originating in the explosion of a keg
of powder. George C. Haiserell, who six
months ago robbed bis father, in Harford,
Ct., of 500,000 in unregistered United States
liord has been arrested in Oregon. Mrs.
J, .-uis Peischke, of Buffalo, N. Y.,is believed.
tu have committed au'eide ot Niagara Falls,
As J. C. Davison and his 16-year-old
dui'hiir wvre erosiing tht rmlroa.i track
in J'piiiU i!, P.i., i In ii CMi-ri'ire wm ttrucic
,y h train, i'hfy wt-re t-'mlly ioj-ire 1, aai
H'.li f ru'ni lv d-O,
HP OF THE ML
Tho Outlook for Autumn
Activity Continued in General Lines
An Advance of Wheat Sustained
Despite the Increased Esti
mate of the New Crop.
Special telegrams to Bmdstreet's indici t
that the volume of general trade remains as
active as previously noted. The outlook for
the Autumn's trade is quite favorable, c Bare
weather and crop reports. These facts, to
getber with the rapid movement from grow
ers' hands of cotton, Indian corn and wheat,
stimulate the interior demand for staple pro
ducts, which in consequence are noticeably
active, ' It is now announced that the Alaska
salmon pack will aggregate 500,000 cases in
stead ot 400.000. Coo ft ccinar reports of effects
I of frost unsettle the Kentucky tobacco mar
kets. Live nrgs nave advanced on higher
prices of tbe product in Western markets. !
Although financial pressure has eased op,
speculation is hesitating, and bearish manip
ulation produces ready declines. Bonds are
dnll and fairly firm. Money at New York
is quieter, and call Iosds are down to 6a7 per
ceut, having been this week as low as 5 per
cent. Foreign exchange is firmer on increas
ing inquiry, due to lower interest rates.
The New York flonr market has been ex
traordinarily active, particularly for export,
and more business would probably have oeen
done if freight room were available. Large
consignments from Western mills have gone
Speculation in wheat favored higher prices
earlier in the week, as the free interior move
ment appeared to fall into strong hand. Tbe
Government wheat report was construed to
mean a crop of nearly 500,000,000 bushels,and
caused heavy speculative excitement, result
ing in leaving off where it ended last week.
Tbe movement of corn continues heavy, and
with depressing cables has affected prices.
Export supplies exceed freight offering.
Western dealings in hog products with
sharp price changes were restricted. A fight
between Chicago speculators over attempted
deliveries on October contracts of October
made pork a feature of the corner there.
Western steam lard is fairly active and 1 bo
higher. Kentucky planters claim the frost
damaged loaf tobacco an average of 10 per
cent, but buyers consider the damage nomi
nL Raw sugar is off 3-16c on depressed mar
kets here and in Europe. Offenugs continue
free, and requirements moderate. Lite crop
reports do nut favor a return of high prices.
Refined sugar is Xc lower. Coffee has de
c in :d a in speculative lines without beavy
transactions. Brazilian crop reports are
quite favorable. In distributive channels
coff n is fairly active at o reduction.
Holders of wool are not pressing stocks
upon the market, and buyers are not antici
pating requirement! to any great extent.
The demand is only moderate and prices are
steady. There is no speculative interest
maniiest. Woolen clothing manufacturers
t ra preparing to demand higher prices pa
heavy weight fabrics the coming season. The
general dry goods market is strong, with a
fa r degree of activity.
The business failures daring the last seven
days number: For tbe United State 182 and
for Canada 32, or a total of 214, as compired
with 2 Ki Insr. week and 19J tbe week previous
to the last. For the corresponding week last
year tbe Azures were 227, representing 193
failures in tba United States aud Hi in Can
ada. PRAIRIE FIRES.
Terrible IIovoo Caused by Flamfs on
Montana Farms and Pineries.
The spread cf prairia and forest fires in
TJinnesoto is becoming alarming. Terriblo
fires are reported southeast of Moorhead
along the Hinchley branc'i of the Manitoba
road, nortb of Stillwater, on the Rum River,
and in several other localities.
There has been si most no wind, however;
else tbe losses would have been immense.
Several bund rod tons of hay have b?en burned
near Ground House, on the Rum River, and
tbe fire has got into the pine.
A large warehouse at Ground House, filled
wicli lumbermen's supplier, is in such immi
nent danger of destruction tha its contents
are being hauled away and deposited in the
Tbe conflagration has swept tbe crops in
many places in the neighborhood of St. Cloud.
N. P. Clarke lost over one hundred tons of
hay. and on the Darnley farm the fire has
burned up everything and has penetrated the
earth several feet into a peat bog.
The drought is the most widespread and
uuusual ever known in Minnesota. The cus
tomary fall rains bava been looked for in
vain, and there is as little indication ot rain
now as a month ago. Lieutenant Walsh, of
the Signal Sarvice, says:
"The immediate cause of the drought is tbe
area of dry low pressure over Montana. It
is central over the arid region ot Montana,
and has been anchored there for over a week.
On the (Hh it moved a short distaur-a north
ward over the British possessions, but it
quickly settled back into its original posi
tion. That this dry low pressure sbduUt re
main rooted so long in Montana is phenome
nal. There is no present indication of rain."
The stagejof the water in the Mississippi
River i80nly one and three-fourths feet the
lowest in thirty years. It 6hould at this time
of year be from four to six feet.
A SCAFFOLD'S FATAL FALL.
One Alan Killed and fr'even Injur pel
While Working on aMtandpipe.
A fatal Occident occurred at Uethlfhem,
Pa., at the new staudpipe which is being
erected for the Bethlehem Bon ugh Water
Department. The accident was caused by
the breaking of a part of a scaffolding, and
of the twelve men at work eight were injur
ed, five of them seriously and one fatally.
The gang of fourteen men started in work
at tbe usual time and twelve of them worked
on the scaffolding on the inside of the tanki
the others on the outside. Shortly after 8
o'clock preparations were made to puton tbe
top sheet, which would finish the fifty-loot
The scaffolding on which tbe dozen men
workttit was uluut forty feet liigU In ar
ranging to put on the additional sheet, the
men got together on th'3 scaffolding on the
East side ot the .tank, and while rbnitging
lorges tfiere was a crush us though timber
was breaking, and an inistaiit lattr the sup
ports of the planking on wbicti tbe men were
ttt work broke, and thf planking gave way,
the m a falling to tlie poitom, a distance ot
atout lor.y tt.t.
F-'ur v. iiikiiion who were on another pfirt
of V:,; p .iM-.r n r-fj an 1 .-juJni'-d Ui la?eS
f'.i-y !.-! 1 c -.! j- j-":ry.
CONDITION OF THE CROPS.
The Vleld as Compared With That of
The Department of Agricultural repo.
general percentage of condition of corn at
01.7, against 60.0 a month ago, and Bi fdr the
crop "of 1888 on the 1st of Odtobeh Condi
tion of potatoes T7.9, against 86.3 last Octo
ber J of buckwheat, 3, against IUI last year;
of tobacco, 80.7, against 83.7 in 1888. The
preliminary estimate of yield per acre is
12.8 for wheat, 11.9 for rye, and 23.2 for bar
ley. The past month has been favorable for
com. Slight frost borth of forty degrees in
jured late corn, but the percentage of dam
age Was generally very small, as the crop was
Well matured on the third week of Septem
ber. The dry weather came opportunely
after the abundant rains of July and August,
which somewhat impared condition on the
Atlantic coast. In the statvs south ot Mary
land the bottom lands were quite too wetf r
ine tiet yield or quality. Considerable arena
were blown down, and some injury resulted
iroiu rotting, in all ot tbe cotton states. In
the states of the Ohio valley there was excess
of moisture to May and June that retarded
planting and cariy growth, prevented culti
vation and delayed maturation, leaving some
fl lids to be caught by the frosts of the 20th
dm tbe 25th ot September. The best develop
ment of muzD was in the Missouri Valley.
The best growth ot the South wasin theGulf
itates. It could scircaljr be improved in
sitber district, though tbe yield per aCre is
much greater in the high latitude.
Potatoes were injured east or tbe Alle
hanies bv excess of moisture, causing rot.
tn West Virginia and Ohio similar reports
ire received. Drouth reduced the yield in
Michigan, though the quality is generally
tool. In tbe Mississippi Valley the crop is
more promising. In tbe Rocky Mountain re
gion, where the area is largely increased, the
teuton has been unfavorable.
The returns of yield per acre of wheat are
In threshers' measurement. This report is
preliminary, as the local estimate will be
tested by the record books of the threshers
qow coming In. The present averages for
principal states are 13 8 bushels in New York ;
In Pennsylvania 12.3, Ohio, 14.6, Michitan
15.7, Indiana 14.7, Illinois IB, Winconsin 14.2,
Minnesota 14.6, Iowa 13 1, Missouri 13, Kan
tas 18.4, Nebraska 13, Dokata 8 3, California
15. Winter wheat was injured in many dis
tricts during harvest and in the stack by
heavy rains, and is comparatively light, grad
ing badly, thus reducing its weight and value.
Its wieght and quality will be the subject of
further report after the test of scales in mar
keting. The cotton returns of the 1st of October
to the Department of Agricultural show
large plant growth, active opening of bolls,
fiber in good condition and generally fine
weather for picking. Yet the plant is every
where reported late, and fears are expressed
that frost may seriously snorten the crop.
Condition is naturally reports I high, with a
reservation by the most intelligent corres
pondents that present favorable appearances
are deceptive; that in seasons of excessive
moisture the outcome falls below expecta
tions, while in those of drouth tbe result is
better 1 ban was feared. With an early date
of killing frost present condition will be
heavily discounted; with a date later than
the average, a large crop will be gathered.
The crop has been injured more by moisture
than by drouth, though some soils and locali
ties have) been top try in September. Worms
bive wr nibt con iderable injury, not
withstanding the general use of insecticides,
especially west of Alabama. Complaint of
adulteratian of pans green is made in cer
tain quarters. The following state percent
ages are presented : Virgiuia 58, North Caro
lina 72, South Carolina 81, Georgia 87, Flor
ida 18, Alabama 87, Mississippi 7U, Louisiana
S3, Texas 78, Arkansas 83, Tennessee 82. This
makes, as a general percentage, 81.4 per cent
of a full crop prospect on the 1st of October,
compared with 78.9 per cent last October.
MET DEATH IN THE PIT.
FI fly-Nine Miners Instantly Killed in
a Colliery Explosion.
An explosion occurred in tha Bentile e Col
liery, at LoDgton, County of Stafford, Eng
land, at an early hour in the morning.
Seventy miners were in the pit at the time
of the accident, only 11 of whom are alive.
Tbe pit was completely wrecked, and the
task of getting out the buried miners will be
one of great difficulty.
The mm engaged in the search for tbe vic
tims found 50 bodies of the dead miners.
Tbe bodies recovered show that tbe victims
died of gas poisoning. The reRCueers were
compelled to relinquish their search by the
accumulation of gas.
It was hoped that the search would be re
sumed at midnight, but the latest advices
from the scene state that a fire is raging aud
that another explosion is feared. The under
ground manager is among the victims. The
record ot the men down the mine has been
lost hence it is impossible to verify the num
ber. Stafford, or Staffordshire, is an island
county of England, having the county of
Derbyshireon tbe east, Cheshire on tbe w. st,
Shropshire 'on the north, and Wsrw ck ami
Woicester on the south. The coun y ranks
among the first in Eugluud for inuuuiactur
Very productive coal fieldsexist in I otb tbe
north and south of tbeoounty, and the manu
facturers of tbe section ao oc great variety.
Lonzton. where the colliery is mtuatol
which was tbe scene of this dreadful disaster, i
is a town of Stafford, five nulus by rail south
east of Stoke-on-Trent. It has many coal
and iron mines, potteries and manufactures
of china. Its population ia about 0.AU
Baltimore Flour City Mills, extra, 94.50
4.75. Whodt Southern Fultz. .84ati4i:
Corn Southern White, -10a 43 cts, Yellow
Wi4l Jij'cta. Oats-Southern and Pennsylvania
2128 cts.: Rye Maryland & Pennsylvania
fX)ao5cts. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
13 5 a$14 00;Strnw-VV'heat,6.OOat7.00;Butter,
Eastern Creamery, lUa25cM near-by receipt
!al7cte; Cheese Eastern Fancy Cream. 11
0.12 cts., Western, 10il0 cts; Eifgs 21
'; Tobacco Leaf Inferior. Ial3.00. Good
Common, 3 00a $4 K), Middling, 5a7.O0 Good
to nno reii.safu; fancy, luafia.
Nkw York Flour Southern Common to
fair extra,S3.10o5. 15: Wheat-Nol White 84
nS5; Rye Stat. blnW; Corn Southern
Yellow-WXalKlJi''. Oats-White, State 25Ja3o
cts. UuttAsr-Htate. 15a2-t cti. : Cheese-State,
8i'iil0 eta. ; Eggs 2la22 eta,
I'HILADKI.phia Flour Pennsylvania
fancv. 4.2.rja4.75: Wheat Pennsylvania and
Southern Red, 83aSif; Kve Pennsylvania
52i58ot : Corn Southern Yellow, 40a40s;cts.
Oate 2(ia27 cts. : Butter iState, lva25 cts. ;
Cl.-jese N. Y. Factory, UuU,li cts.-Eggs
State, 2223 cts.
Baltimore lleef, 4 0ua4 15; Sheep $3 00
al.w. IUr$l 25:t4 4U.
kw Ymix-twr 1 1 .Via") 50;Sheep-f J 00
ll'u"1 .21: 5.3d.
KAST f A Ti p RT Y I'iIVi' $ A A Ki:0?n
DOWN TO THEIR DEATH.
An Awful Ride on an Incline
the Cable Breaks and the Car Dashes
to Destruction with lta Living
Freight Six Person Killed
and Three Injured.
The most appalling accident every known
on the inclined plane railways of Cincinnati
(happ3ned between twelve and one o'clock P,
M; Six persons wefe killed, and. three in
jured. The accident occurred on the Mount An
burn inclined plane, which lies at the headoi
Main street, and reaches to a height of be
tween two hundred and fifty to three hun
bred feet in a space of parhaps two thousand
feet or less. Two cars are employed, one on
each track. They are drawn by two steel
wire cables that are wound upon a drum at
tbi top of tbe bill by an engine located there.
Nine passengers had eutered the car at the
foot of the plane, and a number were on the
other car at the top. The pasgc of the as
cending car was all right until it had reached
the top, when, to his unspeakable horror, th)
faithful engiDeor found that tbe machinery
would not respond, and that be could not
stop the engine. Only one result was possi
ble. The car was arrested by tbe strong
bumper which stops its progress, and as the
engine continued, all its force was expended
on tha two cmles, and they snapped like
wrapping thread under its enormous power.
Then tha car, with its nine inmates locked
within, b;gan tbe decant of that frightful
scope. What were the feelings and thoughts
of the fated nine may hardly be imagined.
Tbe crash at the foot of tbe plane was fright
ful. A cloud o( dust arose that bid tbe wreck
from view for a moment, but when it was
dispelled, the scene was horrible. The iron
gate that formed the lower end of tbe truck
on which the c.tr rested was thrown sixty
feet down the street. Tne top of tbe car was
lying almost as far in tbe gutter. The truck
itseif an l the floor and seats of the car formed
a shapeless wreck, mingled with tbe bleeding
and mangled bodies of tbe passengers. '
An eyewitness thus describes the scene:
"As car No. 20 reached tbe top of the plane
Goeoel, the cabman, forced down the lever,
which shut off tbosteatn. For some reason
the apparatus refused to work, and the oar
rushea on upon the iron railings. Goebel bent
all bis strength upon the lever, but it failed
to bulge. Oil the car rushed madly, with the
tremendous power that drew it on. The iron
work pierced deep into the wooden flooring,
and still the cable tugged. Finally,-with a
grating noise, the cable slipped from tbe bras
clamps that held them, tbe bolt that secured
them opened an t tbe car was free.
"Tbe passengers, unconscious of the doom
impending, were about to step from tbe ve
hicle as it shot downward upon its mission of
death. Tbe passengers who bad arisen fell
together upon the flooring of the cr. Down
tbe plane of several hundred feet tbe car
shot, and plunging fiercely upon the railing
at the bottom was dashed to pieces."
This iuclinod plane is the oldest ia the city.
It was built twenty-one years ago, and this
is tbe first accideut attended with lossof life
at any ot the four inclined planes that are in
almost constaut utie. It is too early for an
examination into the trouble with the engine,
but there have only been two similar cases ia
the history ot inclined planes here. In both
the others the engine was got under control
before the cables were broken.
SETTLED IT WITH PISTOLS.
Three Men Killed and Several Wound
ed in a Georgia Dispute.
The Farmers Alliance of lienry county,
Ga., recently established a warehouse at
Dotben. The town authorities sought to col
lect license from the drays which they em
ployed, as from the drays employed by other
business houses. Georga M. Stringer, tbe
manager of the farmers' warehouse, to test
the law, undertook to drive one of the drays
himself, when hi was arrested, and his trial
set for Tuesday. Tbe Alliance men attend
e l the trial in force, and 13. Stringer, a rel
ative of George M Stringer, the man to be
tried, flourished a knife and made for the
marshal. This started tbe trouble, when a
fusilads of shots took place. George M.
Stringer and Jeff Walker, of the Alliance
force fell dead, and Peter Tew, Green
Stringer and B. Stringer were seriously
wounded. Marshal J. L. Domingos and
Deputy Marshal Park Powell and W. B.
Crad lock were mortally wounded. The ter
ror which reigned the rest of tbe day was
indescribable. People wereia fear all night
of a renewal of tbe attack. Tbe farmers
claim that the town people treated them
wrongfully and that tbe riot was inevitable
under the provocition Riven.
VICTIMS OF A MAD DOG.
Ten Children and a Young Woman
i;i(tn by the Ilabid Animal.
Several cases of hydr phobia exist at Mer
iden, Jefferson county, Kansas, tbe results of
tbe atticks of a mad dog. Maud Carr, one
of the victims, was taken to Atchison to be
treated with a mad stone. She was suffer
ing terrible agony from convulsions, but
after the madstone bad been applied the be
came somewhat better and the physicians
hope to save her life. Three children named
Peebles were bitten by tbe dog, but none of
them have dt-veloped symptoms of t tie dread
ed aiseas. Of the ten children of a farmer
named Cook, seven were bitten by tbe dog, '
Ooe of them has developed symptoms of hy
drophobia. The father will nave no medical
assistance. lie says if it is the will of God
that his children shall die. no human power
can save their lives.
JUDGE LYNCH AT WORK,
One Man Hanged and One in Danger
James Ilickey was arrested ou some minor
charge in Chilton county, Ala. His captors
subsequently found that be was concerned in
some brutal murders near Montevallo some
weeks ago In fact, be confessed, and then be
was swung to a limb and shot
W. 1L Ilildebrand was arrested at Bir
mingham, a suberb of Kansas, City, Jio.,
charged with attempting to criminally as
sault Miss Polly ZlIope. A lyncliing party
was organized, but trie officers eluded them
and toot tbe prisoner to Liberty, Clay e junty.
The itiub follvwt-d, hue Tlildci ran lw&a taksn
Itoirt the i-ii I by the ofllcrf, who are now in
hi.l.nr with tno priaiwi-r. Mi.ouM th-y be
. SOUTHERN ITEMS.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILED
FIIOM MANY BOUKCES.
The village of Norwood, ' Ky. , was rte
stioyed by lire, only one bouse was left. Two
persons were burned to death.
The Hasaler Woolen Mills, of Ripley',
Jackson county, W. Va., were burned. Tne
lire was incendiary. Los, 10,000.
John A. Tate, of Pulaski City, Va.,a tin
ner, fell from the roof oE a factory at Kent's
Mill. Wythe county, and was instantly kilted.
-Sixteen pumpkins were pulled from the
threa vines of J. W. Springer, of Mercers
burg, Md., which weighed in the aggregate,
Edward Toms died at Wolfsville, Fred
erick county, Md., from the effects of a thorn
which he ran into one of bis feet a few days
The Western Maryland Railroad's corps
of engineers started lust week to muke a sur
vey of a route from Widiamsport, Md., to
North Mountain, W. Va.
-A single California bean stalk in Mr. J.
A. Arnold' garden at Emtniuburg, Md., con
tained sixtee'i mammoth beans, tbe largest
being five f efc seven inc ies in length.
.-! The new Gambriill grain elevator, on
tbe Ba t more cuuuty side ot the river, near
Eilicott City, Md., is shout completed. Its
storage cupacity is $150,000 bushels. .
Hamilotn Martin, a Midland Aailro id
brak'tnau, attempted su'cida m Alexandria,
Vn.; by shooting himself in the left breast
with a pistol ou tho fair grounds. Ha may
recover. " ' "!
The proposition from the citv of Rich
mond, Va., to loan the State Exposition As
sociation t4U,C(X) oii their property was de
feated in the board of aldermen last week.
tn an affray at Howlesburg, W. Va.,
Thomas Dunn shot aud kil.ed Go. Moore.
Both were employes of tbe B. & O. Road,
am it is slid both msu were drunk ai tho
time of the shooting.
A Frederick, Md antiquary has un
earthed a curio dty in tue shape of two Ches
apeake and Ohio Canal notes, ono for ten
dollars, dated January 9, 1841, and one for
twenty dollars, dated October 9, 1840.
Chas. Weagley, of Beaver Creek, Wash
ington county, Md., was bitten on the lip
by a spider. Mis face swelled rapidly, but
powerful antidotes were, employed, which
counturacted the poisonous effect of tbe bite.
The shipyard at Newport News, Va,,wi:i
have three uins the capacity of the Cramps'
shipyard at 1'biladelpbia. Tbe strike of tne
docKineu there has ended, the men baviug
agreed to accept $1.15 a day as wages.
Ar. uugementsare beingp jrfected for the
erection ot a $ltM,U.w botei at Waynesboro',
Aug s a county ,Va., to be called tbe Waynes
boro' City Motel. Tnirty of the leading citi
"iens tturj have subscribed $3,000 each to the
The Charlottesville, Industrial and Land
Improvement Company ot Cnarlottesvilie,
Va, have declared u semi-annual dividend ot
four per cnt., and has a surplus besides. The
company boa been in existeuce six months.
Mr. Albertus Spencer, of Harper's Ferry
W. Va., shot and lulled a rabbit that hail
only three lugs, one in front and two behind.
Tbe losi of one leg did not retard its run
ning, as it made as good time as if it bad
four legs. '
A new paper mill has been organized at
Cumberland, Md., with a capital stock of
$lO0,U00 and a capacity of eight tons of first
quality manila paper per day. C. A. Wne
qou, of New York, is the president, and Mr.
Lock hood niinager.
At Winchester, Ky., Richard Clark, son
of James Clark, who died wbila Governor o
Kentucky, was sent to tha pooroouse. He
had been for years a confirmed drunkard.
Clark is a brother-in-law of Senator Beck,
and is a man of tine education.
Joseph F. Little, a prominent cltisjn of
St. Mary's county, Ma., tell overboard in
St. George's Straus and was drowned, lc
was thought tbat he bad a tit as tbe water
in which he fell was not over two feet deep.
As the new turvej of the B i.timore mid
Ohio Railroad win run directly through the
old engine-house at Harper's Ferry, knou
as Johu Brown's fort, tbe officials are think
ing about moving the structure to another
6iw, op tbe hill.
S. B. Isenberg, superioteneent of the
Cambria Iron Company of Johnstown, Ph.,
has been examining tbe farms near Mid
dletown, Md., where tbe iron ore was dis
covered, aud pronounces the ore to be of the
best quality, tqual to that of Michigan.
Messrs. Whitman & West have pur
chased an extensive tract of oak timber on
the north side of Stony Ridge, Md. . and in
tend placi'ig a flfty-horee power saw mill
uear lue site of tha old Empire Mill. The
Fotomac river will ba bridged at Empire,
and tue lumber shippjd via the West Vir
ginia Central Railro.id.
While a freight train to Baltimore was
pishing Weaver ton, near Point of Rocks, Md,
u brakeman standing on tbe top of - one of
the cars was struck oy tbe hose irom the
water tank there and thrown with great
force into the canal. He was terribly shaken
up, but, except a few bruises, he was none
the worse for nis mishap.
Emory Weaver, of Elkton, Md., assist
ing Mr. Price in loading a furniture wagon,
stood with his feet between the spokes ot the
wneel, when the borse became frightened
and started. Unable to extricate himself,
hid leg and ankle were so terribly broken
aud bruised that amputation was neces
sary. Tbe Cambria Iron Company, the Strol
ton Works, of Pennsylvania, and a Balti
more syndicate are endeavoring to lease land
in Frederick county, M I., between Middle
towu and Jefferson, wh.-re s.-veral liuu speci
mens of valuable iron ore have bo.-n found.
During the flood on tbe potomac a bouse
car on the Western Maryland Railroad was
carried down the river about six miles and
buried iu tb mud at Lnfever's Island. Mr.
Jotibeph Shifllatt returned the car last week,
and will receive one hundred dollars from
the company. ,
Several New Yorkers are negotiating
for the purchase of tho famous LHinker
Church property near SharpsmrK, Mdi.with
a view of erecting a large hotel. The church
building will not be disturbed, but it is to
be preserved as a distinguishing mark of tho
I otlle-field. ? ,
A regular epidemic ot hydrophobia isre-
lrted ou I'eters Creek, Clay . oounty, W.
Va. For the past throe months mad dega
have teen on the rampage, and quite a num
ber of bogs nnd other small animals have died
from the effects of their bites, Fortunately
but one man, Joe Willin.msr boa been bitten,
and the rexuita were not sriou in his case,
as the dog had not bein attacked with spasms
before he made tbe attack. The people go
along the roads armed with guns in order to
protect thomselVi'H, nnd contudarable excite
A wrecking trnin collided with a freight
train cn the "P.ifr Four" Kailroad.nearTrnur
man's Station, Obio. The engineer of tne
wrecking origin.-1, tlr; brakfinun of t!ie Irn'.ih:
Xrni, n.nd twj tramps v,vr ki ed, t.nd tf.e
ABOUT NOTED PEOPLE.
Antique mahogany is Mrs. Cleveland'
Miss Jessie Flood is the richest unmarried
woman in California.
Swinburne has in press a collection of crit
ical essaj on Ben Jonson.
A biography of Beaconsfield is being pre
pared by James Anthony Froude.
PrincoM Beatrice flits around Balmoral
ia a small cart. She'd a floe whip.
Little Ben McKee imitates to the life tha
walk of bis grandp, tbe President,
7 Mr. Spurgeon denies tbe rumor that be
contemplates retiring from the pulpit.
Tbe Empress of Japan is making prepara
tions to yisit tbe United States in the spring
Mr. George Kenna has returned to Boston
from his summer home on Cape Breton
Harry Chase, a noted Marine painter of
St. Loais, has died from using tobacco to
Prince Louis de Rohan, one of the fore
most of Austrian sportsmen, shot his 12,000th
buck last month. ,
Belva Lockwood has come to the conclu
sion that England is the moat interesting
country of the Old World.
Pope L?o rises at (5 30 tin year through,
and often give audience to bis secretaries
before sitting down to breakfast.
Mme Maukiewiz. a Viennese lady, has in
vented a new gobelin tapestry, which is
partly painting and partly needlework.
The Princess Stephanie, widow of Prince
Rudolpb. is about to contract a morganatic;
marriage with a Hungarian nobleman.
The oldest grain dealer in America is Mr.
Otis Monroe, the doyen of the Boston Corn
Exchange. Be is 01 years old, but hearty
and vigorous. j
Dr. Frith jot Nansen, the explorer of
Greenland will come to America next spring
on a lecture tour, accompanied by his beau
tiful young bride. '
Mr. JohnTennjel is seventy years old. and
has been making picturesfor Flinch forforty
years. He lives with his sister, and is a tall
The 'Empress of Germany wears at court
fetes a magnificent agraffe in diamonds,
which belonged to Napoleon L, and which
was attached to his hat at Waterloo.
Frederick Douglass expects to, some day
write a novel in which a colored man will
be the hero. Many of his personal social
tribulations will be woven in the narrative.
The president of the Russian Council of
State is the Czir's uncle, the Grand Dukt)
Michael. He is described as a very hand
some rnun, whose ability does not rise above
i.Buffalo;Bill has not yet signed the contract
f..r exhibitions at the Palais de I'Industrie
Paris, owing to tempting offers from SC.
Petersburg, over which be hesitates.
Rumors are increasingly prevalent tbat
Dr. Bartlett will next year retire from tbe
presidency of Dartmouth College, and be
succeeded by tbat accomplished mathemati
cian and charming novelist, Professor A. S.
Prince Henry, of Prussia, the brother ot
the Emperor, will visit King Hubert, of
Italy, on bis way to Athens. His Majesty
wiil make him chief of the Dragoon Reg
Julian Sterling, of Bridgeport, Ct., lately
had bis eyeball removed by a doctor to get.
at a cinder, and while It lay on his cheek in
sensate to pain from cocaine, be could see
bis rar wita it, ...
Sarah Bernhardt's 'Theodoran ia drawing
such large bouses in Paris that the prices
have been raised. Even tbe poorest suats
have to be booked ten days ahead. She plavs
iu Paris straight through until her departure
for South America in March. -
The Right Rev. John Williams, presiding
bishop of tbe Episcopal Ilou-e ot Bwbops, is
called "tue Grand Old Man" by those who
know bim. . He is one of the most impres
sive men iu the country, physically, and
looks ten years younger than he really is.
Bishop VV iili tms is u great raconteur, and
bis stories are famous, both in this country
and in England. He has known tbe leading
men of America and Great Britain for fifty
years past, and his collection of personal
a'necdotes would make an interesting vol
MANGLED IN A WRECifc
Two Trains Collide and Fi.'ty Tersons
. are Injured.
A terrible wreck ocuured on the B, & M.
at Gibson, Nebraska at 6:45 in the evening.
About fifty passengers were injured. Two
engines were completely demolished, and a
chair car and combination car thrown from
the track and reduced to atoms. Train No.
6, the local between Lincoln and Chicago,
ran into No. 7. The former was east and
the latter was west bound. Gibson is the
meeting point and the place where tho crew
on No. 9, whx1! is a stub train that makes
connections with tbe Kansas City express,
stops to register. Both trains arm duo at
Gibson at 6:45 P. M. No. V was slightly be
hind. When tbe accident occurred, tbe lat
ter had just crossed tbe spur, and the engine
on No. b' struck tbe other tra n hurling both
engines and two coaches from the track,
lha combination coach and tbe chair car
were both crowde.l with passengers, all of
whom were more or less injured. The chair
car, after being overturned, caught fire, and
many of the passengers were badly burned
in audition to their other injuries, but thw
wbo escaped comparatively sate aided iu the
work of relieving their pain.
ON A PEST ISLE.
Smallpox Hagin-j at I'elfe in Lake?
lie Mainland Quarantined.
Mayor Hunt, of Sandu.-ky, Ohio,
has telegiap'ied the. .State P.onrd of
Health in regard to. smallpox rav
ages nt Pelee Inland, the famous fishing re
sort in Lake Erie.
The dispatch says the wildest excib rnent
ex!s:s, over 100 cases of smallpox having tla
reloped there within the last four days.
The island has about 1,0UU population,
every one of whom it is i cared w.ll contract
the disease. All avenues of en-ape from (be
place have been cloned by American - and
Canadian U thorit es.
Every one of the entire froup of I.o!:
Erie islands, including Put-in Jifiy, Kurili
Bas, Middle Jiavi, Celleys and ot.hers, Imv.'
quarantined agaitisii Pelt'?,arrd the Caini'!t.
i.uthoriti-s have quarantined the muininti t
against tfcf Inland, which has I ei-ome a vm t
isulated pct Uv ii.-.
Dr. Frohsi, Hvcretary of tho State Dotird,
has ent instruct iou.-s, and lias taken ni'i"
step. to prevent tlie disease spreading.
A j'.ir.Jnr litwi.o I .Mr M.lUn 1 tv: c, -.
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