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WE'LL HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIP8 FALL WHERE THEY MAY.
HILLSBORO, N..G, THURSDAY. -AUGUST 25, . 1887.
1TZMS PBOMBERE AND TBERE,
. THAT INI EREST PEOPLE. .
Ths Travel ky Stsaabaat aaa Car Saclal
. . uiia;teas Trnprraae HtttW
- - ' JMMsaamer BJadaeae.
A few dy ago, Ernest Rogers, a ton
of 8. 0. Rogers, near Columbus, 0.,
tuck a largo splinter in his foot. lis
was attacked by lockjaw ana died.
A man named James Terrell, about 80
years old, afflicted with cancer of the
stomach, is kept alive bj being fed with
r dynamite in nospttsi at Atlanta, ua.
' Titers is an impression in ths minds of
lus jrtenas or Senator Kiddicnerger, ox
Virginia, recently arrested at Winchester,
if a., ior contempt 01 court, tuat fie is in-
Two InrnmnliM m ttia T" T V A
Georgia Railroad collided recently under
A I ", t a a m i a
uia Aetson street onuge in Atisnra, ana
. were considerably tmatbed up. No per-
Prof. f!iilvinfl. WM 1!p.1 at him
home in Banks county, Georgia. . lie
" had been teaching in. northeast Georgia
for a number of years, having come 8outb
from New York fifty years ago. ' .
About this season of tb&je r quite
larira flwt nf Nnannlltan ihiI'Ii Ia.. for
the Chesapeake Bay porta lor cargoes of
uarrci aiavca. iuo mon rigia quaran
tine of these Teasels will be enforced on
accouut of cholera which is epulcmleln
The family of William Turner, of Mo-
kiio, nia., consisting 01 a who, two
daughters, two grandsons, graoddaugh-
. ter. twn fnltialn ami nno mala urtint
are all sick from the effects of poison in
cream, i ne case oi Mrs. Turner Is con
sidered quite serious and the sufferings
vi an aro Tcry severe. -Freit'lit
train Vrv Vt nn Ilia Vmmk Tan
nesace, Virgiuia & Georgia Railroad, was
wrecked by an tile breaking near Sugar
. .. fancy, ua. oeven cars acre tnrowo
, from the track and badly torn up but no
one waa hurt. The top brakeman es-
capeu py jumping irom one car to anotn
er about as fust as they left the track.
Judge Lovera Bryan, a prominent
planter and citizen of Lumpkin county,
Ua.,dicd at the age of 84 years. Judge
Urvan Waa fur aavaral tarma a tim aana.
tor, and was also a member of the House
oi iicprcseniaiives. II is deatb Is general
ly lamented, as the judge was a very
popular man and cttiaeo.
James Thomas Brewer, a mailing clerk
in the Kaoxville, Tenn., post-office, was
spotted on suspicion of tboft, and he was
caught by means of decoy letters. Upon
being confronted with evidences of his
guilt. Brewer confessed. He waived pre
liminary examination and gave bail in
. 1. . - a a . Ana. m .
mo aura i ti.wu ior ms appearance at
, the next term of the United States court.
The juty in the Langstoa murder case
t Petersburg, Va., rendered a verdict of
murder in the second degree and died
the term of imprisonment at eight years
in the penitentiary. The trial Listed ex
actly two weeks and the court and jury
were exhausted by worry and best rive
times the jury declared their inability to
- . I M II 1 - .
agm, ana nnsuy renuerea a verdict un
der positive attractions of the court
"Blind Tom," under order of Judge
Mona, oi ids Lnited states circuit court,
at Alexandria, Vs., waa turned ver to
. v a . i ...
a. -j. licrcos ior nis new committee, sir.
Elixa Bcthune, of New York, by J. A.
Bcthune in the United States court room.
Tom at first declined to go, but finally
reluctantly consented and left for New
York, declaring, however, that he would
not play again until ha came back to
v After twenty-six years, Governor
Richardson, of South Carolina, is about
to obey Joint resolution of the legisla
tive of 1861, which was indorsed and
renewed by the legislature of W, that l,
to present a gold medal as the gift of the
state to Gen. N. G. Evans, of the Con
federate array, for contplcuoua gullantry
at Leeabiirg, Va., 1801. This is the ouly
testimonial presented by the stale to
soldier la the Iste War. It will cost
A severs storm of wind, accompanied
with fierce lightning, passed over Ander
son, 8. C, lasting over twenty mioutea.
Ike Sloan, negro, was standing in the
front door of his house, when lightning
(truck the chimney, tore away the man
tle and netting fire to box on which
another negro wss lying. Sloan wss in
stantly killed, while the other man wae
everclv shocked. The city suffered
other damage to buildings and fences,
but no other persons weie hurt ;
Athens, Gs., waa visited by one of the
most terrific wind storms everctp-ii-
enced by the oldest inhabitant. Large
trees and strong fences that happened In
be (n the path pt the destroying element,
were wrenched from their places and
hurled it) every direction. Several streets
were almost blockaded with limbs and
large trees. The windstorm wss followed
by a very hard nun, which did consider
able damage to prorty injured by the
wind. Nearly every street in Athens la
Kit with somo reminiscence of the stotm.
Anderson eounlv, South Carolina, votes
Vno prohibition" by a major tf of two
thousand. The election passed off very
quietly. The election was held under an
act, passed bv the legislature at the lat
session, applicable to the counties of
Anderson snd Laurens, providing that
upon the petition of majority ,f the
real eatste owners of the county, an elec
tion should be held to decide whether
or not the sale of liquor should be abso
luUly prohibited In all parts of the
county, in Incorporated towns as well as
in outlying rliitricta.
Frank Morion returned to his homo
near Kanaas City, Ua., from attending
the services of te Salvation Army, and.
iu bidding good night to an acquaint
ance, ' a member of the army, said :
"Good night, I'll meet you in hell in the
morning." He immeduitely fell to the
floor apparently lifeless. Ho was carried
to his room, and, after medical assist
ance had been rendered, he recovered
consciousness, but up to the present time
has been unable -to utter an articulate
sound. Soon after his return to con
sciousness he wroto on a slip of paper:
"I did not know I was so near hell."
The Salvation-Army are making great
capital of the circumstance.
Isapartaat Aetlaa af a Trade ieoe-KBU
asarsQalt Wark la Slitsiea.
At a meeting of t'.c Builders' Trade
League, In Augusta, Ga., composed of
carpenters, bricklayer and painters, the
following resolutions were adopted:
"No union man is allowed, under any
circumstanoes, to work with a non-union
man. No journeyman shall aet as fore
man in any way for less than twenty-five
cents per day in advance of any other
man on the name job. No union man
ahallwork or handle any building matc
riala, or work on buildings wbcro any
material is used that is manufactured or
sold by any company that doea not roc
ognize 58 hours as a week's work. If It
be found by any one of the several unions
represented by this board of delegates to
be advisable to refuae to work or handle
any building material of any kind on ac
count of convict labor, or the refusal of
the manufacturers to recognize the 68
hour system, all the unions shall unite in
.Via a.nia Than. t..1l L.. .
. mv . wvm aiiau w no general
jVrike of any union for wages, without
uriug ma Kouorai contractors Wltn 13
daya' notice," The league is not yet thor
oiighlyx established throughout Geor
gia, but efforts are being made to do so.
The engineers of the first and second
divisions of the Mexican Central Rtilraid
struck. . The cause of the strike is sup
posed to be the discharge of one of their
number. These divisions extend from
the city of Mexico, to Calera, over
1,200 miles lone The freight con
ductors of the Memphis, A Charleston
Railrosd notified the superintendent that
they could no longer afford V work for
75 per month, and asked for an increase
ofliO, Not hearing from him, thev quit
wvia man do in-ignt trains are now run
KaBlfraai Fraa Cienaaay AI4 lata Slav.
, v ' er la Yaralaa.
Ernest Schoeltz, who has jut put in
an appearance at Au Sable, Mich., tells a
startling story of personal outrage.
With his wife and one soo, Schoclts sail
ed from Germany for the United States.
Their ship touched at a Yucatan port and
Schoellt and his family, together with a
number of other emigrants, were sold in
to slavery. - Tbey remained in the inter
ior of the country eighteen months and
then escaped to Campache, only to be
again taken into custody and subjected
to the most inhuman treatment They
were compelled to work in the broiling
sun, without' covering to their bodies.
Ilia wife was driven into the field to work,
three nays after the birth ot a child.
Tbey were provided with but two pounds
ot cornmeat aaay, ana tuts contiuyvl
early two years and a half. When
his wire fell ill and was sent to
a hospital. The husband wss allowed to
visit heroccaaionaUv, and while making
one ei mete visits be leu in with a Ger
man sailor, who agrord to carry his fami
ly to Logona, whence they were sent to
the United State, bv the German copoI.
Schoellt and lis wife show upon their
persons me enect oi Ine inbumao treat
ment given them.
T resale as Wart Me, t'alarmaa, ft.
Tha Rocky Mountain News corresitond-
ent of Denver. Col., telegraphs from
Glenwood Springe the following, which
was received from Meeker byaiourier:
Van Chief, the courier whom Gen. West
sent out to find Sheriff Kendall, arrived,
Levins ridden from Kendall's camp, near
JM i . ... . . ' ..
lnornourg a csitie nmumi, in :eas man
18 hours, a di-tance of 10S miles. Forty
of Kendall's men had weakened and d
serted him, leaving him only 13 men. He
is greatly reduced; his horses are worn
out, and ha is working toward Meeke
for assistance and supplies. The messen
ger ssys the -Utes are coming op from
their reservation and the Angustincs band
from D oglasa creek. The worst has
been realized and the citizens of Garfield
county are wrought into the highest
piicn vi e xniemcni over ma isct mat
the whole White river country ia ewar z
ing with Indians, and that an attack lv
them ia Imminent on all ranches lying
away from Meeker. The mst thorough
irrnaration are being made, and if the
ndians should attack, they will meet with
a warm reception.
CHOUA tJTATlBTICsV '
Sisal new case bf cholera and Ova
death were reported at Malta. The
cholera returns for one dav in Its! v are
as follows t Naples, 8t new case and
t deathst Palermo, 7 cases and deaths;
Syracuse, I Coses and t desthsj at other
place, 18 case and 40 deaths. Medical
returns show that 70,000 person died
from cholera la th northwest provinces
of India, during June and July.
The Chlcsjro limited ei press. which wa
99 minute behind, and running fast
tumped th track at a "Y." within the
city limits at Washington, D. C and
plunged Into the afgnal tower, killing
the engineer and wounding 18 people,
several so severely that they msy die.
WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE SEW
. AND OLD WORLDS,
Pea Fkatacraphleia af Iaterrstla Bveats la
Earspe, Aala,Arrloa, the Uaatlalaas, aaa
tha Islaads at tfes elsa.
Rev. Sam Jones preached at Round
Lake, N. Y., to audiences literally pack
ing the great auditorium.
Five fatal accidents to Alpine tourists
are reported from Zurich, Switzerland,
making eighteen deaths in the Alps
within a month.
John Joyce, a well-known highway
man, was sentenced - in. New York to
twenty-four years and nine months in the
State prison at hard labor.
Russia decidedly objects to Prince Fer
dinand occupying the Bulgarian throne.
France tacitly backs up Russia, by de
clining to have any official relations with
x: A cyclone ravaged a great part of the
southern France. It wss the severest in
the department of Ardenes, where a num
ber of houses were destroyed and several
persons were killed. The storm wa se
vere at Bordeaux.
The murderer of James B. Duvall, a
Sonthern man, was sentenced each to ten
years' imprisonment at Santa Rosa, Mex
ico. A man in the court room made
very insulting remark about tha dead
man and Americans generally, and he
got ten years' Imprisonment as well.
The tenants on the Ponronby estate in
Ireland, have engaged a civil engineer to
supervise the construction of works of
defense in preparation for expected evic
tions. Barricades are being erected and
trenches and drains made, and in case of
of emergency the farms will be flooded
from the bog.
Two dynamite cartridge were ex
ploded on the West Clare Railway bridge
at Ennis, Ireland. No serious damage
waa done. Two other cartridges were
found on the bridge, which had failed to
explode. The town hall at Crushoen,
county Clare, wss fired Into but no
damage waa done.
' J. X Page, book-keeper of the large
wholesale stationery house of C. O.
Beachman & Co., of Montreal, Canada,
raised a twenty-five dollar check to $23,
000 on the Jsques Cartier bank, cashed
it and absconded. He has been specu
lating In the bucket shops, and it is said
lost $1,000 In one of the establishments.
Archbishop Corrlfran, of New York, has
demanded of Rev. Dr. Curran an expla
nation f the latter' recent appearance
with Dr. alcGlynn at a public meeting of
the United Labor party. Dr. Curran was
not penitent, and on being requested by
the archbishop to apologize for his action
refused to do so. He was then warned
not to repeat the offense.
JohnJ. Reily, foreman In tha scratch
shop of Rathbun, Sard A Co. 'a, stove
foundry, disappeared recently and his
body was found in an oven lor baking
ladles. It is presumed he went in there
and laving down, fell asleep. Fire wss
started and (he door of the oven was then
locked. His presence not being noticed,
ho was baked for about forty hours.
'two Canadian steamers, th Hastings
Sud ! Kathleen, were seized by the
cusiom-nimse omcer at u&ariotte, W I.
Th? aaivure waa made on the ground tnat
neither of the boats had been inspected
by United State inspectors. The for
feiture is $500, and the boat were al
lowed to retina to Toronto upon giving
bonds to the amount of $1,000.
A disease said to be Texas fever, ha
broken among cattle in Oswego, N. Y.
John C. Rowe brought a herd of twenty
eight cows from Jefferson county to
butcher for market Seven were killed
and sold, when it was discovered that
the others had Texa fever. The csttls
took the disease from a pasture where a
car load of Texss cattle were received
two months ago.
An election in Northwick division of
Cheshire, England, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of P. Yerdin, liber
al unioniat, resulted in another victory
for the Gladstones. The votes stood:
Brunner, Gladstonian, 8,111; Lord Hen
ry Grosvener, liberal unionist, 8,983,
Uroivener ia a son of the duke of West
minster. In the last election, when th
liberal-unionist candidate, was successful,
the vote was a fallows: Yerdin, 4,418;
Brunner, home rule, 8,008.
Th president ot the World' Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Mrs. Mar
garct Bright Ducas) of London, England,
and Mia France E. Willard, of Chicago,
I1L, vice president for the United States;
Miss Hannah Wbltall Smith, .of Philadel
phia, secretary, have sent out a call to
every Christian woman ia every land and
of every denomination who are interested
in temiwrsoc reform, to observe the 13tb
and 13th of November next a days of
prayer, for the aiteces of th work in
which they are engageiL
ax vmvnAX mother. j
Ana Braasteter, of Mexico, Mo., color- !
d,left her two children, aged five years,
and tea months, ia aa eight by tea room, '
closely shut up, while she went to a ,
neighbor to spend th day. At night '
when the room was opened, a horriiile
sight presented itself. The older child
wa almost suffocated and the younger
wa dying; a portion of the fleho. ibe
breast and stomach had been ratca aw a,
by the older child, who was tm'i
starved. Th mother is under arret
A dlsnatf h lwolit at tha nfflna nf ttia
French Secretary for Foreign Affairs, ia
Paris, dated at Zanzilar. alalia that
lie. ry M.Htanley.tbe Afrirao explorer, wa
J S.t? . - 1 a a
iiracrui ny ma escort, 171a tnaasacrea by
TKll NATIONAL CAPITAL IN TUB
.. BEAT OV MIDSUMMER.
Cbaas-M la taa Gavarameat Depart meata
, rraalaeat Clevelaad'a Heavy "lavlia
tlea aiall-AraT ad Navy Nates.
Secretary Lamar revoked the order of
withdrawal of indemnity lands for tho
benefit of tne Atlantic & Pacific Rail
road Company, and 'in a letter to the
Commissioner of the General Land office
directed that these indemnity lands be
restored to settlement under the, pre
emption and homestead Jaws. , jlt is
statd that between 25,000,000 and 30,
000,1)00 aeres are involved in this decision
ia the cose of the Atlantic & Pacific
f : kentccxy's nmTATioN. :
A delegation of prominent citizens of
Louisville, Ky., including the president
of the Louisville board of trade, and ed
itor of the Louisville "Commercial,'' and
headed by Hon. J. A. McKenzio, accre
tary of state, called at Oakrille and, on
behalf of Governor Knott for the state of
Kentucky and thi city of Louisville, pre
sented an urgent and flattering invitation
to the President to visit Louisville on his
western tour. The President expressed
an earnest desire to meet the good people
of Louisville, and ssid that he wouM
gladly accept the invitation if he found
it possible to do so.
ABUT OFFICERS QUARREL.
Lieut Gen. Sheridan has under con
sideration charges preferred by Col. W.
D. Whipple, stationed at Governor's Is
land, New York, against Col W. W.
Burns, who is stationed at the same post
Both officers am on the staff of Slaj. Gen.
Bchofield. Ths charges allege "conduct
unbecoming an efficer and a gentleman,"
and grew out oi an altercation between
the two officers over a personal matter.
CoL Whipple asserts that Col. Burns
abused him shamefully, applying mot
opprobrious epithets to him, and struck
him when his back was turned. CoL
Burns waa placed under arrest by Gen.
The Secretary of the Treasury has ap
pointed John H. Ball to be a gauger at
Jonesville, N. C. ; L. H. Lewis to be a
gauger at Danville, Va.
The receipts of the Government in two
weeks of August, amount to $18,300,833
and the disbursements to $4,900,433, be
ing an excess of receipts of $13,316,400.
- The President hss appointed Rev
Cleveland and Henry T. Stanton, of Ken
tucky, commissioners to appraise and allot
certain hud in the Umatilla reservation
belonging to confederate bands of Cay use,
Walla-W alla and Umatilla Indians.
The Secretary of the Treasury has ap
pointed George S. Fockler to be store
keeper snd gauger in Washington county,
Md., and J. II. It Turner, David J. Hill
and Jsmes L. Dysart to be gauger in the
6th district of North Carolina.
The latest dynamite sensation in Eng
land is the arrest of a well-dressed wo
man and her maid at the fashionable re
sort of Cowe. The arrest was made by
lxMidon dotectives, wno claim to nave
obtained information that tho women
were a- ting a accomplice of dyna
miters , The statement is niado that
forty Hunda of the dangerous explosive
was found in a satchel in the possession
of the suspected parties. The theory ia
that this means was taken of smuggling
the dynamite into London without
aruuing aucpicion, or that the intention
may have been to use it at Cowes in case
ccriain objectionable personages should
make their appearance at that place.
TBS OLD POPUaV
WooIfolk,theBibbcounty, Ga., man who
reddened his hands with the blood of his
entire family, will hereafter drill in the
tactics of the madhouse occupant. His.
attorney, Frank 1L Walker, had a long
consultation with the prisoner and after
leavicg the jail declared that Wool folk
could not be held as a saue man. Mr.
Walker first met Woolfolk while in jail
consulting with another client, and ac
cepted hi cos after a careful considera
tion. The lawyer says that he has strong
circumstantial evidence which will not
only acquit the prisoner, but will indi
cate who the guilty parties are.
For a year or nor, bad blood bases
lated between the Austrian and Sclavo
nlana in San Francisco, CaL Recently,
the Austrian flag wa carried by the III
Grisc society on their wsy to some picnic
grounds snd was guarded by th police.
That evening fifty armed Russians, Bul
garian and Poles, under the leadership
of on Gropetevich, a Bulgarian, awaited
the returning picnic, when aa onslaught
was to be made. The police, however,
bad been warned, tnd a strong force sent
to the scene caused th bloodthirsty Bchv
V'Hilsns to withdraw. The latter are
more incensed una ever against the Aus
trian colony, and a terrible fight b pre
dicted. COAat MEN FBOTEWT.
There Umuch etclteuvnt among th
sugar dealers ia New York on account of
the expected arrival at this port of 10,
000 tons of sugar from ths Hawaiian
Inlands. ' This sugar, which come via
Paa Francisco and Cap Horn, will be
admitted free of duty under the recent
reciprocity treaty. Additional cargoes of
th same kind are expected to follow.
As this sugar will be placed a the mar
ket In competition with the sugar oa
which duty has been paid, some of tbs
dealers are making p retest.
. ATOT AMANDA
An M Calaret Wamaa In Indiaaa, Saves a
Kallraa Trala Freia Disaster.
Amanda Barker, an aged negress, was
walking along tho track of the Cincin
nati, Hamilton & Indianapolis Railroad,
near Glenwood, Indiana, on her way to t
farmhouse, where she was to work dur
ing the day. She had just passed Glen
wood, a lonely dismal spot between In
dianapolis and Connersville, frequented
only occasionally by the farmers living
around, when, on turning a sharp curve
in the road, she was horrified to see
somo distance ahead the smoldering re
mains of what had a short while before
been a stout, substantial bridge, con
necting embankments 650 feet apart
and spanning a chasm ninety-five
feet deep. - The bridge had evi
dently been burning during tho
entire night, for the superstructure
was entirely eaten away by the fire, nnd
only a few Weak timbers and the threo
stone piers were left to tell the UK;. The
old woman could not collect herself for
several moments, but it suddenly dawned
upon her that a train generally passed
that point some time in the early morn
ing; She had no idea what time- it was,
or when the train waa due, but she knew
that it was a fast one and never stopped
at Glenwood. She turned her steps
backward, intending to flag the train at
the station, but hod got scarcely a hun
dred yards when she beard the shrill
scream of the whistle, as she thought,
directly ahead of her. It was the east
bound lightning express, due at Glen
wood at forty-five minutes past five
o'clock. She tried a hard as she could
to get around the bend which obstructed
the train from view, all the time tearing
and tugging away at an old
brown apron which . she wore,
which she used as a signal flag.
Raising the improvised flag high above
her head, she waved it frantically,
standing in the center of the track,
where her presence could not go unno
ticed. For a while it seemed to her that
no one saw her, but she kept her position
determined to stop the train or die in the
track. At last the engineer saw her and
reversed his engine, bringing it to a stand
still a few yards in front of the old woman.
All the passengers were around
the spot in a short while, and
when they saw how narrow their escape
had been, they could scarcely speak.
A large purse was made up for their ben
efactress, but she positively refused to
take any money, and said she was to 1
happy to touch anything, that money
would only make her feel bad again.
When every one on the train was con
gratulating themselves on their escape,
the old woman became so hsppy that she
burst into tears, and was so joyful for a
while that she hugged several of the
ladies and gentlemen and danced an old
fashioned jig. An effort will be made
to present old ' "Aunt Amanda" with
something substantial, if the names of all
the passenger can be secured
TWO RASCALS CAUGHT.
Two men have been arrested on th
charge of being the incendiaries who
caused the Chatsworth, 111., horror, where
nearly 150 persons were killed and 400
wounded. The authority given for the
information is a man named L. Dobbs,
who has been working for some time
past for a fanner named Norris Kenoya,
about three miles from Kentland, lnd,
Dobbs informed a newspaper correspond
ent that two men were arrested on sus
picion of haviug set the bridge on fire.
They were given a preliminary examina
tion before the justice of the peace, and
the proof against them was considered
strong enough to hold them in jail, where
they arc now confined pending other proceedings.
Several cowboys left Holbrook's, New
Mexico, some days ago in search of s
man named Blevins, who had been miss
ing for several days. They were rein
forced by four other cowboys who joined
in the search. The next day tbey reached
the residence of Tewksburry, in Ton to
basin. After making inquiry about the
missing nun they turned to ride away,
when a volley was fired from the house,
killing John Paine and J. It Gillespie
and severely wounding G. F. Tucker.
Tucker died before they reached the
A meeting of the committees from ths
various leaf ?lure nnrke s to take ac
tion flgs'nst the ini li.i Img rcjwirt of the
United Slat Agricultural iSiircmi re
Eardiiig the t" Imo o Ni-ifage, Wis held in
uuUi-illc, Ky. The meeting ad tressed
a memorial to Comininiuncr t'olmun, at
Washington, asking that he fumUh tho
tobacco trade with statistics upon which
he f.,in led his report If th s be found
in cun.t : or Wanting, or if he refuses to
fumUh information, it was decided to
appeal f rro.lresto President Clctclaud.
Dispatches from St Johns, N. F., es
timate that 80,000 people in Newfound
land and Labrador are in danger of
siiecdy starvation, owing to the failure of
the fihiog seaxon for three successive
years, together with summer droughts,
which have intervened. The situation
could not lie worse, and there is certain
to be wideaprcad starvation.
Ax aged n-gtr blacksmith, who still
does good work t the forge in Ozan,
Ark., and who is known a Governor
Pickens, is prolbly the oldest working
blacksmith living. He waa born in
South Carolina March 7, 17.47, and was
sold on the block in New Orleans and
akea to Arkansas in 1810.
FARMERS' COLOHN. ,
INTERESTING NEWS ABOUT COT'
TON, BICE, CORNETC.
Ha Fraaa tha Rceaat Frahet-Krprt af '
tha Unites gtatea Slaaal Offiaa.
A well-known Beech Island, 8. C,
farmer took the first bale of the. season
to his Augusta, Ga., factors. The cotton
men of Augusta generally are of the opin
ion that the receipts this year will greatly
exceed these of the psst few years. Ia
fact, they ail seem confident that the re
ceipts will not be less than 800,000 bales'
Last year's receipts were only about 145,- .
000, while those of the previous year
were about 163,000. .
BICE CROP DISASTHB.
An earthquake does not cause greater
local interest in Savannah, Ga., than a
threatened disaster to the rice crop. For
some days the planters were in suspense
awaiting the freshet's arrival For a
week they have been in far greater sus
pense waiting for it to subside. At first,
nearly every planter said that if the crop
was submerged it would be ruined. Then,
after they had lain awake a few nights
thinking over the matter, they remem
bered that an August freshet was a new
experience. What it would do they
could not tell. The probable result,
though, would be a total loss. Nine
thousand and some odd acres were under
water for several days. In 1881 when
the memorable storm came, salt water
was backed up the river for 10 miles
above the city, and the rice crop wan
ruined. In 1854, a September gale caused
such havoc that the foreign and coastwise
shipments of rice from the port tho
following year amounted to only $214,
000 againat $700,000 the preceding year.
In 1853 2,000 barrels of rice were shipped
from Savannah. From the way the plan
ters feel now that is quite as much aa will
bo grown next year along the Savannah.
The planters are discouraged, and many
of them talk about giving up, but by
next Spring they will probably decide to
try it once more. If the crop proves a
total loss along to Savannah, it will be a
severe blow to that city. The first esti
mates, which put tho probable loss at
$350,000, may be exaggerated, and it
may turn out even yet to be too smalL
VISIBLE SUPPLY OF COTTOIT.
The visible supply of cotton of the
world, as mads up by cable and telegraph,
is as follows:
1887. 18. -Total
East India,Brazil, " -etc,
bales......... 818,100 401,800
Total American ....1 728,880 801,589
- .M. i '." i - - -
Total visible supply. .1,844,490 1,293,888
The above figures indicate an increase in
the cotton in sight of 51,103 bales a
compared with the aame date of 1886,
an increase of 14,672 bales as compared
with ths corresponding date of 1885, and
a decrease of 843,330 bales a compared
WBATHEB CROF BULLETIN,
During the week, according to the U.
8. Signal office reports, the daily average
temperature was from 2 to 3 degrees be
low the normal in the states on the At
lantic coast It has been decidedly
warmer than usual in the central valleys,
the daily excess ranging from 3 to 4 de
grees, and in the region from Texas
northward to Nebraska the daily average
excess ranged from 5 to 0 degrees. In
California the daily average Jerapcrature
was 8 to 7 degrees below the normal.
The average temperature for. the season,
from January 1 to August 13, has been
generally in excess from the Allcghanies
westward to the Rocky Mountains, the
daily average excess in this region rang
ing from 1 to 4 degree. The rainfall
has been slightly in excess in the drought
region of Northern Illinois, Southern
Wisconsin, Southern Michigan, Northern
Indians and Eastern Iowa; slight ex
cesses are alto reported from Northwest
ern Missouri, Eastern Kansas, Nebraska
and Southern Minnesota, and general
rains are reported in the drought
region from Missouri and Iowa east
ward to Ohio. In all other sections
the rainfall was less than usual, except in
the eastern portion of the cotton region,
Eastern Virginia, and southern portions
of Louisiana and Mississippi, where the
rainfall for the week was slightly in ex
cess. The large seasonal deficiency in
rainfall previously reported in the west
era portion of the cotton region and ia
the com belt from Ohio westward to Iowa
and Missouri continues, although recent
rains have decreased this deficiency in the
northern portion of the corn belt Dur
ing the past four weeks less than S3 per
cent of th usual rainfall has occurred ia
Southern and Central Illinois, Western
Kentucky, Southern Missouri and
Northern Arkansas. Th weather has
been generally favorable for all crops in
in the states on the Atlantic coast from
Georgia northward to New England, and
reports from Misissippi, Arkansas and
Alabama indicate that the weal her for the
week ha been favorable for the cotton
crop, although this crop needs more raia
in portions of Tennessee and Arkansas.
Less than 50 per cent of the usual
amount of rain was reported in the to
bacco region of Kentucky anS West
Tennessee during the past four weeks.
During the same period in Virginia over
73 percent of the usual amount of raia
occurred, and In North Carolina, Peon
svtvania and Connecticut ths rainfall lor
the month has been largely in excess.
A Hot-Weather Girl.
Tve got a splendid girl I call her
my hot-weather girl on account of her
What is her name f
"Imo." Vr IVrl Aaa.
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