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Gen, Eaton Sees in the Religion of
Joseph Smith a
i3,000 Converts Each Year, a Num
ber Almost Incredible, Besides Its
Nominal Members of 800,000
The Philadelphia (Pa.) Times says
Gen. John Eaton, of Washington,
D. C, delivered a lecture, at Associa
tion Hall, under the auspices of the
Evangelical Alliance. Ho took for his
Babject, "Iiu Mormons and the Way
to Suppress Them." lie said: "The
subject -which I have chosen may seem
an unnecessary one, but the dangers it
threatens make its coneideration most,
important. According to the official
accounts from the Mormon Propaganda
it lately received 65,000 converts each
year a number almost incrediblq. It
ha3 beside its nominal members 00,000
regular communicants.
"The Mormon3, though essentially
the same aa formerly, do not carry out
the old plan of conversion. They now
v: .-it tha houses of persons in pairs, and
arc very similar in their methods to the
followers of Moody. They present a
card on gaining admittance and pro
ceed to enumerate the articles of faith,
which, as they are -written, do not seem
so extravagant. They are careful not
to give offence, and, having won favor,
can obtain a satisfactory hearing.
.lhair nearers,
no omection to
their mild, religious statements, be
come less horrified, oftentimes becom
ing members of the Mormon Church in
spite of its atrocities.
'The Mormon faith in itself is to be
dreaded, but the probability of its un
healthful influence ia still worse. The
State cf Utah, though admitted into the
Union by promising to abandon polyg
any, ia now governed by ihe followers
of Ssaith, and as their religion is uni
versnlly adopted the Stats will make no
laws to destroy it. But the danger does
est cease hero. Tha State of Utah has
the right t.- send t-vo Senators to Wash
ington. Two Mormons are, therefore,
living at tha Capital with their vivos
and admitted into our most respectable
American society. The danger of this
is obvious. More than once social in-
tsreourse has resulted in the ultimate !
conversion oi christians to iuorinomsni.
Many who have settled or visited Utah
began to worship in these pagan
churches because it was stylish to b
Mormons in that country, and their
ruination soon followed.
"Anothor danger resulting in the
power of Moroionisn in Utah ia its po
litical strength. Even now nothing
could be done iu the Senate against it
without being strongly opposed by the
two Senators "just mentioned. In the
State itself no one but a Mormon will
le received favorably. It 13 beyond
doubt that MprmoniBm is spreading.
They have recently established two
headquarters in Mississippi, one in
Athens, Ala. ; ona in Tennessee, and
several in New York, New Jersey and
other localities near by. Even our
own State contains many Mormon con
verts. They are now erecting schools,
academies and even universities to
spread their infamous doctrine."
Wife Murderer Hanged.
Edward Shannon, the wifo-mur derer,
has been sentenced to be hanged on
February 11th, at Whsaton, 111., by
Judge Willi3. Shannon is over 7C
years old. Ha showed little emotion
when sentenced. Asked if he had any
thing to say, ha tremblingly rose and
feably toldhow ho had saved the life of
State's Attorney 7Tright, when ho was
a boy. This was the only plea he mad e
for mercy.
License Tax Regulation.
The Virginia Senate passed the
House bill to make it unlawful for any
lawyer, physician, surgeon, dentist, or
any other person engaged ia a profes
sion or calling, taxed by the laws ol
this State, who has his residence in
this State, to practice his profession in
anv county or city of this Common
wealth under a license-tax from any
other State or the District of Colum
bia. Flood in the Ohio.
Last week a terrible flood raged in
the Ohio river, causing great damage to
property. T. S. Cross, a salesman of
North Vernon, Indiana, was drowned
near French Lick, while trying to ford
a swollen stream. A farmer named
Drury and his father were drowned
while trying to ford the Cumberland
river. The bodies were recovered three
miles below.
With a Pistol.
Jack Caldwell, a prominent and pop
ular young farmer of Mecklenburg
eountv. N. C. . shot and instantly kill
ed himself in the room of a friend with
whom he had spent the night. His
mind had been afiected for some time.
The Strike in New England.
The Sr3t week of the cotton operatives'
strike in New England cotton centres
closes with the strikers and the manu
facturers firmly maintaining their re
spective positions.
The Pension Roll.
Senator Cannon has introduced a bill
providing for the publication of the
pension roll by Jan. 1, 1899, and there
after as Congress may direct.
' Killed by a Bursting Wheel.
At Savannah, Ga., J. W. Lee, a car
penter in the car shops of the Central
Kailroad, was instantly killed by a
bursting pully wheel. The wheel was
being driven at the rate of 854 revolu
tions a minute, which makes the acci
dent inexplicable to.'mechanics.
-- - Suicided by-Hanging Ilimsolf.
M. J. Daugherty, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
traveling salesman for the American
Tea Company, of ZanesviHe, O., hanged
htmself iu that city while temporarily
Arrangements Being Made in Bidder
ford for Serving Strike Rations.
Boston, (Special). The sum total of
the new features in the programme of
the textile troubles is the shutting
dawn of the Cabot Mill at Brunswick,
ile., because of the desertion of holpia
sympathy with the striking weavers,
and the announcement that a small
mill of the Social Manufacturing Com
pany, at Woonaoeket, It. I., would be
shut down for a few days for Icok of
orders. But the mill troubles, evident
ly, are not to be confined to mill eities,
for the side issue brought up by labor
legislation in the Massachusetts Legis
lature. It will be remembered that the Ark
wright Club, in recommending a out
in wages, laid stress upon tha compe
tition cf Southern mills. The club
further urged tha repeal of the re
strictive measures ia force ia Massa
With the first inkling of an attempt
to carry out this recommendation la
bor representatives in the House in
troduced bills for new legislation, for a
55-hour week, no overtime for women
and children, and to investigate the
present textile situation. Along tho
line of battle from New Bedford, Mass.,
to Lewiston, Me., there was absolute
quietude. The State board of arbitra
tion has sent Member Barry to the
former place to see if the strikers
would not abandon the fining isbue, but
the i outcome cf his errand is not
In Fall River the discontent, although
entirely beneath the surface, is growing
and the mill oSicials know it aad are
apprehensive The evidence of stub
bornness of the operatives in defending
their position it shown in Eiddeford,
Me., where arrangements for serving
strike rations of soup and food aro be
ing made. There the citizens, even to
Chinese laundrymen, are contributing
money and societies are offering aid.
Ihe strike may assume acute conditions
there sooner than at any other place,
judging from local indications.
AtBiddeford, Me., au eliort will be
made by the officials of tho Fepperell
and Laccaia Cloth Mills to start and all
textile workers who desire to return to
work under the 10 per cent, cut can do
so. The union men are almost positive
that not enough will go back to etart
the mills.
It is to Do Business la Virginia and
the Republic of Venezuela.
Mr. Wickham has introduced a bill
ia the Virginia Legislature to incor
porate the American Development
Compamy of the United States. Tho
act authorizes the company to pur
chase, own, sell, rent, lease, etc., any
real, personal c'r mixed property ia
South America, and more especially to
buy, lease, sell, rent, orerate and gen
erally to own and develop any conces
sion, grant or franchise; street rail
ways, bonded warehouse, cattle-packing,
cold-storing, and shipping, rail
roads, telegraph and telephone lines;
and to establish, operate, owe, perpetu
ate and generally to work, or cause to
be worked operated, mines, mills, fac
tories, furnaces, electrio plants, etc., ia
the republic of Venezuela. In the State
of Virginia and in Venezuela the com
pany shall have power to do a general
banking business. The capital stock in
to bo not less than $1,000,000, and may
be increased to $23,000,000. It i faid
the corporators have ample financial
Tho Greatest of Barbecues.
The National Stock Growers' Con
vention, which has been meetins at
Denver, Col. , ha3 prepared the most
astonishing barbecue on record. The
affair will come off on the 27th, and the
menu will consist of eight beeves, four
buffalo, six elk. ten antelope, four bears,
forty sheep, ten pigs, two hundred
opossum, ten barrels of pickles, half a.
ton of cheese, forty barrels of sweet
potatoes, three thousand loaves cf
bread and four hundred kegs of beer.
For Federal Control of Quarantine.
Senator Vest, from the committee oa
quarantine and public health, has re
ported a substitute for Senator Caffrey'a
bill providing regulations for quaran
tine. The bill as reported practically
places the control of all matters pertain
ing to the quarantine service in tho
control of the Federal government.
Pritchard Will Stay In the Senate.
Senator Pritchard, of North Carolina,
will not leave the Senate to accept tha
judgeship now vacant in his State, saya
the Washingtoa Post. A dispatch from
North Carolina had suggested him as
the probable appointee.
Killed by Gas Explosion.
Forty persons were killed and
eighteen injured by an explosion of
gas in one of the mines of tho Donet
zaer Company, in the Tagenrog dis
trict of Bussia.
gaxton aiust Pay $30,000.
The Ohio Supreme Court has decided
that George D. Saxton, a brother of
Mrs. William MoKinley, shall pay
Sample Sample C. George S30000 for
alienating the affections of Mrs. George.
She procured a divorce in Dakjta, and
it is charged that Saxton paid the ex
penses. He owns the Saxton tlock in
Canton, Ohio.
Fought to Get in a Court Room.
At Chicago the anxiety of many peo
ple to hear the closing prpceedings xn
the trial cf Adolph L. Luetorert for the
murder of his wife resulted in a free
fight in and around Judge Gary's court
room in which the two bailiffs were
badly mauled and several spectators
rigorously clubbed.
Appointed Harbor MIstriess.
Miss Fay Fuller, who has just been
appointed harbor mistress of Tacoma,
Wash. , is the only woman in the world
holding such a place. She became
prominent in the West a number ol
years ago by being the first woman to
ascend Mount Tacoma.
Newbold Acquitted.
W. H. Newbold the dispensary con
stable charged with the murder of an
inoffensive old farmer, was tried at
Spartanburg, S. C. The jury brought
in verdict of not guilty.
I III U Pill.
Full Pans and Specifications
Been Prepared.
It "Will Require Three Years to Get
tho Plant la Operation, and Mil
lions Will be Required for It.
Washington, (Special) Secretary
Long, accompanied by Chief Construc
tion Hichborn, Chief O'Neill, of the Eu
reau of Ordnance, and Judge Advocate
General Lemley, appeared before the
Senate committee on nival affair: oa tha
19th. The Secretary said ia response to
questions that the Navy Department
had prepared full plans and specifica
tions calling for an armor plant under
the last naval appropriation bill, and
that estimates on the cost of land,
tools and machinery necessary to equip
the plant had been made. 'The bids
were to be opened on the 23th instant,
and he thought several bids would be
Secretary Long said also that in view
of the report of the committe which he
had appointed to consider the question
of a government armor 'plant, upon tne
great cost aad delay it would involve,
he had entered into further negotia
tions with private armor plants, now
furnishing armor for other ships, and
he believed that he could make a con
tract for the supply of armor plate for
the Illinois, Alabama and Wisconsin,
now under course of construction,
which would be ready whenever the
hips were ready to receivo it, at the
rate of $400 per ton. Tht secretary
recommended, in view of the circum
stances, that an arrangement to this
effect be made.
From the Secretary's statement, cor
roborated by statements by Commo
dore Hitchborn and Captain O'Neill, it
appears thatthe cost cf a government
plant, properly equipped, would be from
?3, 500,000 to 3-1, 500, 000. He taid that
tneir estimate included' all machinery
for making armor-plate, guns and pro
jectiles, and added that if the govern
ment adopted the policy of providing
its own plant no armor could be expect
ed from such plant for about three
years. The vomnttee has taken no
action upon he armor-plate matter,
and it i3 considered probable that the
whole question will receive attention in
that connection.
Scheme to Increase au Interchange en
Business Between Soufn and Wret.
Governor Bioxham, of Florida, ha3
issued an invitation to the 3overaors of
the Southern and Western States to at
tend the fifth annual session of tha
South aad West Commercial Congress,
to convene at Tampa, Fla., Feb. 8th,
9th and ICth, 1833. Tho Governors are
also requested to appoint delegates to
the congress.
The principal objects of the congress
are to consider the means to increase
the interchange of all merchandise and
manufactured articles between the
South and West, and to promote tho
movement of grain and all other
products of the Western States to South
ern distributing markets and through
Southern ports for export. All the Gov
ernors, commercial organizations, mu
nicipal governments and transportation
companies of the South and the West
have been requested to appoint dele
gates to this congress A great many
have already responded and the success
of the oongre3s is assured.
Then Ransacked the House for Booty,
Cooked Breakfast and Departed.
Five masked men entered the resi
dence of Mrs. Anna Gratz, two miles
east of Beaver Dam, O., and at the point
of a revolver, bound and gagged every
member of the household, consist
ing of Mrs. Gratz, a daughter,
three sons, aged from 10 to 18
years, and two farm hands, John
Hauenstein and Adolph Follet Leav
ing one of their number to guard their
victims the remaining four looted the
house, securing about $10 in money,
two gold watches and some jewelry,
after which they repaired to the
kitchen and cooked breakfast. After
eating a hearty meal they departed,
leaving the family still bound.
Nominations by the President.
The President has nominated Claude
M. Bernard to be attorney cf the Uni
ted States, Eastern district of North
Carolina. Also Tyre Glenn to be post
master at Greensboro, N. C, and Wm.
H. Chadbourn, postmaster at Wilming
ton, same State.
Killed Herself With Brother's Pistol.
A special from Maysville, Ky,t says:
News of the suicide of Miss Harriet
Keith Owens, at Crab Orchard farm,
the home of her father. Basil D. Ow
ens, near Washington, has reached
here. Miss Owens had been in poor
health for some time and had to give
tip her school last fall on that account.
She read the account of the shooting of
ex-Senator Joe Blackburn's daughter,
Mrs. Lane, with much interest. After
reading about the shooting she went t
her brother's room, secured his pistol,
placed it to her temple and fired.
Death was instantaneous.
Actors Wife Gets Absolute Divorc
At New York, Justioe Pryor, in th
Supreme Court confirmed the report oi
ex-Judge Donahue, as referee, recom
mending that a decree of absolute
divorce be granted to Nellie R. Good
win, wife of Nat C. Goodwin, the actor.
Goodwin is ordered to pay to his
divorced wife $75. a week alimony.
Three Men Killed la a Wreck.
The westbonnd overland train jumped
the track near Colfax, Cal., wrecking
the train badly. The engineer, fireman
and one brakej&an were killed.
The South.
Atlanta i3 rreraving lo ce'ebrata
May 5 and G its semi-centennial.
Tho Virginia Legislature downed the
anti-flirting bill.
Reginald de Kovea is seriously 111 at
Aiken, S. C. , having undergone a sur
gical operation.
The Norfolk, Va., trucking season
has been delayed by frost and there is
a scarcity cf pinach
At Marion, S. O. , a negro shot and
killed hi3 sweetheart because she re
fused to go to Georgia with him.
There "is a bill before the Virginia
Legislature for tho nomination of Fed
eral Senators by primaries.
C. A. Gammon, a leading merchant
of Mcntgamery, Ala., swallowed one
ounce of carbolic ecid and died from its
ton, S. O., Brocks- Mclver shot and
killed Peser Murray. Both parties zta
Clarence Bartlett, aged 17, has
strangely disappeared from the home,
ia Norf ?Tk, Va. , cf his uncle, a wealthy
There is much activity at tho Norfolk
navy yard and a hundred men Lave
returned to work in the construction
Mrs. Anita MoXee, of Jackson, Mis3.,
has asked. President MoKinley to ap
point her Collector of Internal ilsvenue
at New Orleans, La.
The Georgia Legislature has appro
priated $10,005 for a textile school in
Atlanta, provided a similar amount be
raised bv private subscription.
Dr. Tydeman, a distinguished re
tired physician of Knoxville, Tenn.,
who was well known for his deeds cf
charity and benevolence, died in Co
lumbia, S. C.
Tho result of the first ballot in the
Tennessee Legislature for a United
State Senator resulted as follows: Mc
Millan 89, Turley SO, Taylor 19, It re
quires 45 to nominate.
The Liberty Woolen Mills, at Bedford
City, Va. , which has been idle for some
time, has been purchased by New York
and Ptiladelpnia parties, and it is
stated, will start it up at once.
Tha total number of smallpox caees
ia Greenville, so says a statement in
the Columbia Stats, signed by C. C.
Jones, chairman board of health, num
bers 27; deaths 1. Tna statement also
says there is no danger now, as they
have ih(t disease under contrcL
The North.
Fire at Chicago, 111., destroyed pro
perty amounting to half a million.
The coming convention of the Reunit
ed Ancient Order of Hibernians will be
hold at Trenton, N. J., June 27.
A mock trial by boys, ending in a
hanging, at Turner's Falls, Mass., al
most coLt Harry Jackson his life.
A teacher at Matteavran, N. Y., dis
sected a cat in the schoolroom and
the cruelty society may prosecute her.
Tho Lorraine, (O,) chamber of com
merce will offer the government a free
site fcr an armor plant oa Black river.
Although to has fallen heir to a
fortuae ct" $70, 000, Policeman Delmar
S. Gardner will remain oa the New
York force.
Master Car Builders and Master
Mechanics Association of tho United
States will con-y3 at Saratoga, N. Y.,
in June next.
John IvTcsher, of Fisbkill, N. Y.,
drove three miles beside a corpse, not
knowing that his companion had died
on the journey.
An effcr: will be made by the New
YcrkSenata tofind oat what became of
he 8i 000, 000 appropriated for improving
the Eria Canal.
Logan Carlisle, son of John G . , and
former chief clerk in the United States
Treasury department at Washington,
during the Cleveland administration,
died at the home of his father in New
York. Cause, heart failure.
Adlai E. Stevenson, former Vice
President of the United States, has
accepted the position of Western coun
sel cf the North American Trust Com
pany of New Yorii, with a membership
in the board 'of directors.
On February 1st 114 looms in the
Manchester (N. H.,) Cotton Mills will
be stopped for an indefinite time. The
cause assigned is the falling off in the
demand for print goods. There will also
be a reduction of about 10 per cent, in
wages, affecting about 30 per cent of
the employes, on January 24th.
The London engineers have agreed
to return to wcrfc.
The reductions of wages in the New
England cotton mills will effect 125,000
At Hot Springs, Ark., JackEver
hasdt knocked out Eddie Donnelly in
the sixth round.
Eight millions in gold dust is stored
at Dawson City, Alaska. The output
this year is expected to reach $30, 000,
General John M. Sohofield thinks it
would bo a grave blunder not to annex
the Hawaiian Islands.
Dick Brandt, the supposed train rob
ber and murderer, was among a dozen
prisoners who broke jail at Benton ville,
The stomachs of Corrrad Beck, in St.
Louis, and Mrs. E. Bestian, in Mil
waukee, were removed by surgeons as
a result of cancer. Both patients died.
Governor Black, of New York, will
be present at the American Paper and
Publishing Association's annual dinner,
in New York city on February 17.
George Draham won a race of thirty
five miles against about 200 other Klon
dike miners who sought to be first on
the grounds to secure rioh claims on
French Pete Creek.
At Boston three boys were asphyx
iated by gas.
William Slate, of Leadville, Col.,
prompted by iealousy, shot and killed
Mrs. Minnie Smith and killed himself.
The District of Columbia appropria
tion bill was reported to the House on
the 19th. It carries $-5,537,057, or over
half a million dollars less than the cur
rent year's appropriation.
At Philadelphia Sam Henderson, 15
years old, has - been arrested for the
murder of Percy Lockgar, 5 years old.
"Yellowback" literature is supposed to
be responsible for the deed.
m HUH.
A Discovery That Will Prove a Boon
to the Farmer.
Talisman--The Serum Saved 82.8 Per
Cent., and at a Nominal Cost of Oni
10 Cents a Head.
The chief of the bureau of animal in
dustry, Dr. D. E. Salmon, at Washing
ton, has submitted to Secretary Wilson
a report upon the experiments made in
the treatment of hogs for hog cholera
with anti-toxine serum. This rum is
made upon tho same principle as the
anti-toxine of diphtheria. Good serum
has been obtained from both horses and
cattlo, a horeo or cow being treated
with the hog cholera virus in small
quantities at first, with largo doses af
ter suitable intervals of time. The ro
f i&tanee of the animal is thus raised to
the highest practicable point The
blood of such an animal when injected
under the ekin of swine has been found
to possess both a preventive and a cure
for cholera.
This serum was first tested upon
small animals in the laboratory and
being found efficacious, was last fall
tested in Page county, Iowa, on sev
eral herds of swine containing alto
gether 27S animals. Leaving out one
herd, from which definite returns as to
cauBe of death could not be obtained,
only 30 died out of 244 animals cf
which 86 were sick. Consequently 82. 8
per cent of the animals in these herds
were saved. Of untreated herds kept
under observation during the period re
ferred to about So per cent, of the ani
mals died. Dr. Salmon believes that
with experience a better quality of se
rum can be prepared and he has doubt
that this percentage can be maintained
Inferring to this report ' Secretary
Wilson remarked that undoubtedly the
results reported by Dr. Salmon were
most encouraging to hog raisers. Tho
co6t of the Bcrnza now, said the secre
tary, is but 10 cents per head cf ani
mals treated, only one dozen being re
quited, and doubtless in course of timo
this light cost may still be further re
duced. "It i3 my opinion," said the secretary
"that it ia cf the utmost importance
that this eerum for the next year at
least be made by tho bureau, under
our own supervision, and distributed ia
large quantities in order to demon
strate its efiioiency upon a more ex
tended Bcale. It is absolutely essential
that during tho experimental stage
serum of undoubted quantity be used.
Unless the hog growers can obtain it
frcm this department they wiil be
forced to depend upon what "can be ob
tained from private sources, and owing
to the novelty of this product, not only
will discouragingly exorbitant prices
be charged for it, but in many caees
inferior products may be offered. This
would preclude tho possibility of mak
ing a satisfactory test oa a widely ex
tended scale.
"I propose to ask congress to provide
an appropriation necessary to enable
this department to furnish 2,000,000
dozens ol serum during the next year,
and to vaako a considerable portion of
tho appropriation immediately availa
ble. It eeems from Dr. Salmon's re
port that it takes three or four months
to put a horse or cow in condition to
supply the serum; consequently the
work upon an extended scale must be
undertaken at once.
"The losses from hog cholera are so
enormous and have weighed so heavily
for years upon our farmers that I can
not imagine that Congress will for a
moment make the appropriations ne
cessary to carry on this work thor
oughly. Indeed" apart from the great
take the farmers have iu this matter,
to refuse to provide for a thorough test
of this remedy now would be, indeed,
pennywise and pound foolish; for th'e
discovery of this serum has involved
already many years of work and a very
large sum of money. It would be a
great mistake, now that so great a dis
covery seems to have been made, not to
finish the work by giving it a thorough
and extensive test
Superintendent of a New Bedford Mill
Roughly Handled.
At New Bedford, Mass., strikers have
become disorderly. Superintendent
Knowles, of the Asushuet Mill, was
stoned by a crowd of nearly a thousand
strikers. He is one of the most un
popular men in New Bedford. He made
a speech at the Gate Mill and tried to
persuade some strikers to return to
work, when he was roughly handled by
the men.
About fifty men, mostly French and
Polish, attempted to resume work, but
were prevented by strikers, who are in
an angry mood. Serious trouble is
Petitioned the Postmaster-Genera).
The South Carolina Presbyterian
synod has petitioned the postmaster
general remonstrating against the
opening of postofnees on Sunday and
against Sunday transportation of mails.
The grieve nee was submitted through
Senator MoLanrin..
Killed HImselt, Wife and Children.
John Matthews, a retail grocer in
New York, murdered his wife and theiz
two children, a boy 19 years old and a
girl 12, by hacking them to death with
a hatchet Matthews then committed
suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Relief Expedition Not Abandoned.
Acting Secretary Meiklejohn, of tha
War Department, pronounces to be ab
solutely untrue the statement coming
from Portland Ore., that the relief ex
redition to the Klondyke has boen
abandoned by the Government
Cotton for the Orient
Deven train jubub, amuuunug vo . tov
KnU. of Texas cotton have arrived at
f-i a " t ja i; l j .m l
Tonnmn. Wan h.. for himnTilto Thin
and Japan on the steamers of theNorth
era 1 acilio ufi.
Activity In Business and Industrla
Lines Generally Reported.
Bradstreot's report, for past week
eajs: A large measure of ac
tivity in business and industrial lines.
In some instances, with previous records
surpassed, and very general steadiness
in prices of staples, is perhaps the most
notable feature of tho trade situation
this week. Quotations of cereals show
tho most aggressivo strength, while
those of some makes of pig iron betray
rather orodecidod weakness than they
did a week ago. Mild weather is fre
quently mentioned as an influence to
check retail distribution .of seasonable
goods, chiefly because of the effect oa description oi King .oiorcou e lern
country roads. Spring trade opens rjo- Every bluo lodge, consipcry.
slowly, as
year, but
usual at this time
of the
confidence is still
Tho industrial situation with the ftin-
. A aft 'la
g:j exception o: tua cottoa industry is
one of exceptional strength. As yet
tho strikes in this branch of trado are
largely confined to Massachusetts.
iLen s wear woolens are moving fairly
w4ll. At the West, distributive trado
is slowly improving while at tbe Scuth
a fair January trade is reported, par
ticularly ia the Mississippi valley.
Good returns from last year's Louisi
ana sugar crop find expression in high
prices for 6Ugar lands. Tho good re
port from cotton precludes too heavy
accumulation at primary points ia
spite of tho crop movement Mild
weather ia the Northwest affects the
trade to some extent A point of in
terest, however, is tho report that fur
goods manufacturers usually shut
down at this season, are ruuning full
time oa Alaskan orders. Business is
active on the Pacific coast; California
crop prospects have been improved by
the recent rains, and shiD and boat
building is very active along Puget
Sound and at Portland.
Quite a shrinkage in cereal reports
are indicated by reports to Brad
ttreet's this week. The total ship
ments of wheat, flour included, from
the United States and Canada,
amounted to only 3,925,000 bushels
agains-t 5,229,000 last week; 2.916,000
bushels in this week a year ago; 3,849,
000 bushel3 in 1S0G, and 2,8-10,0J0 bush
els ia the third week cf January, 1895.
Indian corn exports fhow a heavy fall
ing off, amouutiag to only 8,433,003
bushels this week, hgainet 4,431,000
bushels last week; 8, 50,000 last year
and 3, 192, 000 bushels in the correspond
ing week of 180 J.
A further falling off on the number
of business failures is reported in the
United States this week, the total being
only 209, against;i323 la3t week; 429 this
week a year ago; 314 in the week of
ISiii;; 81J in lbJ5 and 333 in 1S04. The
faiures in tho Dominion of Canada show
a further falling off, amounting this
week to only 43 against last week; 57 in
1SJ7; 2 iu 18D6, and 43 in 184, but
slightly exceeding those cf 1895, which
number S3.
Elcnorc McCutcheon Collier,
Pittsburg, tho Bride.
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, the noted
divine, at Washington, and Mrs. Elea
ore McCutcheoa Collier, of Alleghany
City, Pa., were united ia marriage oa
the 22d, at the McCutcheoa residence,
No. 47 Irwin avenue. Tho ceremony
was performed by Rev. W.J. Robinson,
D. D., pastor of the Filet United Pres
byterian Church. The wedding, which
came as a great eurprise to the many
friends of tho couple, was, on account
of the recent death ia the family, aa ex
tremely quiet affair.
Mrs. Talmage is the daughter of the
late James M. McCntcheon, of the big
iron firm of Lindsay & McCntcheon.
She was the widow of Cbas. W. Collier,
only ton cf Judge P. H. Collier. She
is 49 years old while her husband is OG.
ihe present Mrs. Talmage is the rov
erend gentleman's third wife, his sec
ond wife having died several years ago.
A Reverend Forger Saws Out of Jail.
Rev. Leslie Cook, who has been con
fined ia the Roanoko (Va.) city jail,
under an indictment for forgery, tawed
out and made good his escape. Tho
special case on which he was indicted
involved a check purporting to have
been signed by T. W. Wood & Son, of
Richmond, and which Cook had cashed
daring tne meeting of the Baptist As
sociation in Roanoke some months ago
He held a pastorate in Roanoke fcr i
6hort time. Cook i3 wanted ia other
places oa similar .charges.
Fatal Collision.
Traia No. S7, of the Atlaatio Coast
Line, from New York to Florida, and
train No. 52, local, from Charleston,
collided 80 miles west of Charleston
Two men were killed and a number
injured. The collision was caused by
a confusion oi orders, bince the above
was written another cf the injured has
died, making tne total deaths three
... . n
ine state JLtauroau commission eav
no wreck would have occurred if orders
had been carried out
Military Burial for a Veteran Mule
At Blum, Tex. , military ceremonies
were held at tho burial of an old Con
federate army mule, which belonged to
A. McCullough. The veteran beast
was 42 years of age. Its owner used it
as a cavalry mount all through the war,
and in recent years exhibited it many
soldiers' reunions.
Lived 11 Days Wit!i a Broken Neck.
Ausust Nickerson, a sailor, died at
Port Townsend, Wash., with a broken
neck. - Nickerson, who was a sailor on
the American bark Cayphene, while off
Cape Mendocino, eleven days previous
fell from the main yard tbrouzb.
hatch to the hold, a distance of 43 feet
Shot to Death by the Posse.
Arthur Jennings, who assassinated
Joe Brinson and wounded Jim Tryor,
near Augusta, Ga., was surrounded in
a house ia the country several miles
from the city and while resisting arres
was shot to death.
Mr. St. John Will Stick.
Vice-President St John's private see
: . l . i,
'. tary denies positively the report tha
1 Mr. St John will resign hia position
J with the Seaboard Air Lino tooccept
i tao nwmazvwvvn.wj awao
It Is to be Erected on Cayuga Islaol
at the Pan-American Exposition.
8. A. Terkins, privato secretary ia
Senator Mark II anna, was in Buffalo,
N. Y., a few days since interviewing
the directors of tho Fau-Atncncan Ex
position. It dovolorcd that Mr. Per
kins visit had to do with the impor
tant con cl a vo of Mnous. The man
agcrs of tho exposition have already
considered tho scheuni, and the ar
langemcnts nro practically perfected.
It is intended to erect on tho exposi
tion trrounds on Cavnia Irlaad a tem
ple on lines corrrbpc odin.': to tbe Bibli-
charter and comraandci v. from Maii
to California and from the llio Grande
to Capo Horn, into bo iuvited to partic
ipate in the cono'are.
President Recommends Paying $2,
OOO to tho Heirs of Louis Morenn.
President McKinlcy has tent to tho
Senate a message with a report from
the Secretary of State relating to tha
lynching, ia 1895, at Yreka, Col., of
Louis Moreno, a Mexican citizen, and
the demand of the Mexican government
for indemnity. The President says:
"Following the course adopted in the
case of the lynching cf the throo Ital
ians in Louisiana, ia August, 1890;
I have recommended tho appropriation
by Congress, out of humano considera
tions and without reference to tho
question of liability of the government
of the United States in tho premises,
of the sum of -2,000 to 1 e paid by tho
Secretary of Stato to the government of
Mexico to be distributed among tha
heirs of Louis Moreua.
Sl'Couton Allows C Injunction TLaS
Blocks Repudiation Temporarily.
Ia the Unitcd'Statea Circait Court at
Charleston, S. C, Judge Simoatoa
granted Charles Price, counsel for
Color L Co., bankers of New York, aa
injunction in tne Stanly county, N.
bond suit The injunction will for
he present at least put an end to the
repudiation of bonds issued by Stanly
and other counties for railroad-building
The case has already been bctcre tne
Supreme Court of North Caro.ina and
has attracted much attention all over
the State.
Sworn to Krep the Trace
A special from Richmond, Va, says:
The case of Gen. George J. Hundley,
of Amelia, and Capt. John Cussons, of
Glen Allen, who were srrcted ome
weeks ago, charged with being about
to engage in a duel, was dispofod or
in tho police coutt hero oa tuo 18th,
by tho placing of both gentlemen
under bonds of 81,000 each to keep tho
peace for twelve months. 'Iheir arrest
grew out cf a corrcfipondcnce between
the two gentlemen, confequcnt upon
investigation of tho care of Coionel
Stubbe, grand cominar.ikr cf tho Grand
Camp of Confederate Ve(craus of Vir
ginia. Sergeant 11. N. 'Ihornas and
Col. John Murphy went on Col. Cus
sou's bond, and Mr. Goo. C. Jcfi'orson,
Col. John Murphy and Senator W. E.
Foster, of Norfolk, arpcared as secur
ities for General Hundley.
The Bribery Investigation.
The Ohio Legislature has begun tha
bribery investigation against Marcus A,
Hanna made by ltepreBcniauvo una
duiing tbe recent eenstoriol contest.
The proprietors of tlio Neill House will
be asked as to who paid tho hotel bills
of certain legislators, and the manngcrs
of the telegraph companies will ba
sammonefl. Tho instigation willdrag
along for some time. As the ticnato
stands 19 to 17 against Hanna, with
Senator Burke voting with the Demo
crats, it is quito probablo that thora
will be some report adopted in the body
to transmit to tho United i-totes Senato.
Ia tho House the vote is 60 to 53 tbi
other way, and the House invcutigatioa
committee muy do little more than look
on at the Senate investigation.
Americans Lost Heavily.
United States Minister Powell re
ports to the Stato Department from,
Port au Prince that American residents
suffered very heavily from tho recent
fire which destroyed 800 houses in Port
au Prince, rendering homeless more
tbun 2,000 people and entailing a loss
of more than a million dollars. Many
of the largest American commercial
hounes were located ia the burned
Father of British House Dead.
Charles relni.:n Villiers, Member of
Parliament from So?thV'olvcrhamptoa,
and known es tbe "Fisher of tho House
of Commons," having ti continuously
ia the House of Common ince 183;,
is dead. .
School Fund Apportionment,
Georgia's school corarrisnioner bss
finished tho compilation t.f the arpol
tionrnent of tho school fuud for the
several counties in tLo .State for the
year 1899. The totul amount apporV
tionod is $l,G:S2,fSl. Tho school popu-
lation ol the State is put down at C04,
071. The rate per capita under appor
tionment for 18.)8 Is 2. CO an Increase
of 77 cents per capita over the present
year, when it was $1. 02.
To Pay Bonds In Sliver.
The Teller resolution providing thai
bonds of the United States maybe paid
in standard silver dollars ha been fav
orably reported by a majority of the
financo committee of tho United States
Senate aod notice given that it would
be called up at aa early date.
Death of Col. . 31. IluTaia
CoL Joseph O. M. Buffalo diod at his
residence ia New York, aged 7a years,
no was bora at Raleigh. N. C, and
served on the staff of Ooa. Chalmcre,
of the Southern army. After the war
be moved to New York as the rep re
sentative of tho Memphis tc Charleston
Railroad. For the past thirty years h a
has been connected with the Xoifolk &
W cstera Railroad and the Yinrtela.
J Tennessee & Oeorgli Air Lin a.
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