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WE'LL HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.
IIILLSBOIIO, N. C, THURSDAY. OCTOBER ,6, 1887.
THE 1 WORLD ' OYER, 1 i "
JEPJfOJfJB OF THE. INTERESTING
NEWS OF THE DAY.
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The JrlabTraablo-f,aor Agitation ETery.
wkm-Wtit I loiH Maria, Ket
wool Aeroea lb Mras. . ,
M. Grevy will shortly resign the Presi
dency of France.
Blight shocks of earthounko Were felt
In Saatiago do Cuba. A shock was also
felt In Uuracoa. . " ,
I he epidemic of scarlet fever in Lon
don, Lnlund, is still spreadicg. There
are now 1,000 cases in the hospitals.
Monsiimor Galinlwrt baa nmnnatvitd
With the Ituaxinn irnvprnmont nn - tuilialf
.the Holy Sue, against the treatment to
wuim VJinoiics are sunjecteu la I'oiand
. Jacobin Bup, of Wood's Run, in Pitta-
. UUr?" Pa. has written f n ahori'ff Wat.nn
of Chicago, III., for a contract for malt-
tni 'iL . 1 1 a . .
., s ve wun wnica to nang tne con-
WCUIU04 nnarcnista. . .
The growing tobacco has been serious-
lv In ii,...! I. Ik. I - . . i t
,, y ("jmito, iu lua jiTi-ion vi country ia
. Duuuern Illinois ana Indiana and Kan
sas, of which Evantville, Indiana is the
centre. , ucporta are general to this ef
Cardinal Gibbons aet-nmtuinirwl h T?
r. P. L. Chapll, of Washington, left
iwuniurc, am., uy tno l'ennsylvania
Railroad, for Portland, Oregon; but he
will stop en route at Chicago, .Milwaukee
ud 8t. Paul..:-: f , . , ; v -
" A violent storm has been raging in
northern Mexico for several days. At
OonX. tWentV-eiifht raili tinrth nl Phil.
tirhua, a bridge 200 feet long is almost
vyiTij.iciciy destroyed, together with con
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viucrauio oiuer nroueny. .
The Illinois State's attornp la (till on.
gnged in settling up the affairs of tbo
Chicago boodlera, and it was learned that
so far settlements hare been effected with
J. L W. Jones, who paid over $45,000;
; Mandell Brothers, who gave up $730, and
.fc.uj.-wi uou ns ,n, wno nam 1 13,000.
Bailiff, accomnanlt-d bv a hodv of nn.
lid, sciaed a number of caltlo belonging
io n ismiiy named Hurley, at Kilburrer.
Ireland. A cr.wd at acked fheollicera
witi stones and pitchforks. The police
narked their asuilaits ith fixed bayo-
net, and baronttu-d arr, ml hut the
wero obliged 1 1 ictrcat without the cat-
Fifty pcrarma, principa'ly Jews, have
just boon tried at Rljra. Ki-ia.on thir-
Kx u d ilonnt charges of arsoo. The evi
dence showed that an extensive conopira
t had bevn formed to dtfraud insurance
cmpai.ie. Ten of the nusontrs were
wBitnctqMBiueria rot life, nineteen
were acouittid and the
wci't.-ticed to various termi of imprison-
The mlitary and police were prescut
at the i-vieiion of Michael Laue and
ISUllir. Inm their hoUlinor rm fV.l V,i
owa'a tstate, at Ardnai iu.hu, in L'mer
ik. Irulnnd. Tim 1
iKitn rcsUtaiico, and during the atruggla
-. .m. uu,9, waa a nriKrr, split open the
ruuu ui m-KTior itucy, wno waa direct
ing meevN iioo. u. Lme, her husband
nu iiroin'-r aerv arrea eu.
Jubilee r ct ptions at the Vatican have
wrgun. me liomaa cn?rrgation pre
St'tlft d the Pcntn arith mn r.lT, r.nn an I w
cived ihi P iea Mrailtvf 1 ttumii. tin.
.lii have aeicod the Pope's mwlals, which
re imcribed : - Pope Leo, XIII Ponti
les Et rx.V U is expected that the
laucan win protest sgiinst ttio seizure,
and will UOliit out that the law r,f mar.
sntees rerogn'a-d the Pope's ri-'ht to the
ins ut aorrrcigu.
In a h Her from Wadctal, Africa, Eraio
Iy declares that ha will not return with
NtAnlcy."; I! says: .'I have yA
twelve ycjtrs here and have succeeded in
rcotHpj inji nearly every st ition in the
emmtrv which Gen. Uurdon ri.triitvi in
inc. I have won the trust and confidence
w the people, sowing seed of a splendid
fuiiireJurtivilUation. It Is out of the
nucntiuit in atlc tria tn Ill I
i ' - - . - mi.
England to do ia to make free trading
way to the coast? ? . . .
. 1 Sir Wiliiam Vernon Rarcourt addresard
a meeting of liberals at Lewis, England,
lie denounced the government's olicy in
Ireland as base and lirtilnL 1 lis
af the ministry, he said, was revolting to
me ires people in jbngian'J, who would
not long endure to see aitcr countries
mnltrtntt d. The tories aimed tit
tain their privilegea by force; the liber-
sis tnerei ireouom, conciliation and self
government to Ireland. He hailed the
prospect of the contest reaching a cli
max. Ha did not doubt that homo rule
IIS WAN A DItV.
Among the passengers who arrived on
the Stainahin llimnu V m.
York, was a Onston drcsamaker earned
alias M. Kennedy. , Whet her baggage
had been placed on tho dock she opened
one of her trunks, and taking out silk
flreia carelry threw it on tho floor.
Then she quickly picked up a bo thst
had lain under the dress and handed it to
man wtm at urtrwl .! - i. i
trunk, which had been passed. The
movement was seen by ttrM customs
offlcfrs, who ae Ixed the box and arrested
the womss and man. The box contained
four handsome hand-etabroidered dresses
worth several hundred dollars each. The
dress that had been thrown aside was
found to be lined with costly laces and
silk and sstl a dress goods. An inspec
tion found thst Miss Kennedy had laces,
aiiks, eto., to tbo raltie of several Ihou
send dollars concealed on her person.
Her other bsggaga, three trunk and a
packlng-cav, was aciied but not 0cncd.
The goods discovered are valued at $73,
000, ' i
i THE 0. A. a. MEET, tj
tit. liOUlt, Bio., ftlrea Ike ftoldl.ra Terr
CaraitU Uelcawe. . .. ; k
No such crowd was ever handled in St,
Louis, Mo., as appeared at the first day
of the assembling in annunl encampment
of the Gt. A. It. Vetorans. Governors and
ox-governors reported from time to time,
and the t Mowing were ready to take tho
rerii-witinrttand: Gnvernnr Oirlnhv. of
Illinois; Husk, of Wisconsin; Stone, of
California; Fletchor, of Missouri; Craw
ford, of Kansas; Evans, of Colorado;
Sanders, of Nebraska; Pierrcpont, of
Wefct Tirginla; ex-Governor William
Spraguc, of Khode Island t ex-Vice Pres.
Lient Ilaunibul ll.imlin. An extended
programme of receptions, luncheons and
dinners had been prepared for their en
tertainment for the week. In the evening
the doors of the Merchants Exchange
were thrown open for the soldiers and
their friends, who wero wending their
way to the reception tendered by the citi
zens of St. Louis, and the immense cham
ber wns profusely decorated with bunt
ing, flags and stripes and streamers hang
ing gracefully from the balconies. A
great banner welcomed the boys of '61.
A fountain in the middle of the hall, filled
with flowesa and surrounded by tropical
plants, da.hcd Juts of water into spray,
and as tho grcac center piece acparatca
the great masses of the people who filled
the hall tong before the hour set for the
welcome address, and band discoursed
stirringairs, vhilo tho crowd awaited tho
coming of tho speakers.?: Mayor Francis,
accompanied by war governoia and other
distinguished guests, entered the hall
and took places on the platform. A few
minutes later Gen. Sherman entered, ac
companied by two friends, and succeeded
in getting almost on the platform before
he iu discovered by the veterans. Then
a shout went up and m rousing cheer.
The general was given an arm chair la
front of the platform near tho speaker's
rostrum, - ,
Mayor Francis arose, and turning to
wards Geo. Fairchild extended a hearty
welcome to the Grand Army of the Re
public Ho called the commander-in-chiefs
attention to the fact that not only
comrades-in-arms were working harmoui
outly tide by side by many who, a quar
ter of a century ago, were arrayed against
them in civil strife, and Gen. Fairchild
responded to the cordial greeting by the
assurance that when the invitation was
aceopted.it waa with the belief and knowl
edge thut St Louis would do just as the
h id done, and there was not a moment
wnen memDcrs oi tbo Grand Army
doubted the hospitable reception they
were io receive, orine moment that they
ever thought of not com i no. Tn tn.n
who wore the gray he could say,they met
luemwuu it-cnngsoi love ana confidence,
and extend to them the right hand of fel
lowship. The Grand Army did not dig
up the hatchet or wave the bloody shirt.
There never bad been, from 1867 to the
present time, among comrades, a thongbt
or feeling of malice to the 8outh. Here
to-night were given words of welcome
which would ring out through the land,
and when the Grand Arm
they will leave behind portion of their
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nrana. as nia voice aicii out, a rail lor
Gen. Sherman was followed by dozen
rwre and then a flood of cheers, bi:t thov
apjrently fell on deaf rare, for. thougn
looking directly over the sea of face, the
pcncral cave no aizn of rranoaM and
Mayor Francis seized the opportunity of
me mn in introduce ex-vice President
Hannibal Hamlin. Gov. Oglcshy, of Ill
inois kent UD the enthuaiaam h n Iwn.
lar assault upon Gen. Sherman for not re-
snonmng io uie repr atca calls. As be re
tired, the name Of Rlirrm.n Am Imn
mouih to mouth, and an ovation greeted
"Uncle Ulllv" as he rose to aniwrr tn th
calls. Gin. Sherman found opportunity
to retire, and aa the echo dipd nut ti
band struck 'up "Marching Thrungb
corgi. i ne viurans quickly caught
the tune and 4, 00 J voicet rent the air
again and i;hd until the ball re-echoed
wiih their choruses. Gov. Thayer, of
unuKs, vov. Prague, oi Kbode la
land. Gov. Solomon, of falifm-.iia an.l
U.cr honored gueU made speeches, and
me cvtuing a rcccptioa closed with three
rousing choir. , ,
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KOSE TRACT-WEECmO. J
Three DaaiarSIf Aat b l'm4imrmrt4 Til.
Aa sttemtit waa msda to wrwlr Rt
Louis exonna train o tha PiiMihnr
Masi, road, about one and half mi lea
anovcuctownor Piortn t'ownal, Vermont.
Engineer Philling, in the dim moonlight,
saw an obstruction on tha trark
three train lengths aheadthe train was
running about forty miles an hour and
he applied the air brakes, stopping the
train aith a ink. but not nniit tl. an.
gine hkd struck the obstacle. This wu
n pue oi nine lies, two oi wiiith wen
spiked to the track. The engine did no
leave the track, thouch several of thetiai
were displaced from the pile laid scroti
u niiia. a pasaenger train on the talro,
Vinrennes & Chicago Ilailroad ran Into a
taw log upon tho track sltout eight miles
south of Vincennea. The log was as
largess flour barrel, but the engine
knocked it ofL Over a hurutr,!
were oa the train sod felt considerable
alarm ever their narrow escape. A few
nights ago an attempt was made to wreck
an Ohio A Mississippi train between
Shosls snd Ilutson. Ohio, tin t; .a.
ion.crosstiea were niled oa tha track-, hut
the engineer saw them In time to reverse
me engine. , i ne obstruction was strong
enough Io shake up the passengers and
throw off the cab, A northbound pas
st ngei train on th Iron Mountain IlaiJ
roati wu wrecked near Walnut Ilidge,
Arkansas. Members of Texsrksnaand
Hot ciprings Grand Armv Pints Were
among the pastengert en route to Bt,
TUB AMERICAN jAcnx BUHS
' AWAY MOM TltE SCOTCHMAN.
Am Iuatcase Craw4 la New York Harbor
8ceathCaaar Scot JSaally OerealaaV
br Ura. Falae'a Uaear. . e
The. Scotch 1 cntter Thistle and the
American sloop Volunteer have met in
the first 1887 contest for? America's cup,
in Kew York harbor, and the Volunteer
bent the foreigner to badly, that the hit
ter's most enthusiastic champions have
only to say that something unexplainabls
is the matier with the Thistle. The peo
ple, who went down on 8,000 steamships,
river steamers, tugs, steam yachts, sailing
yachts and boats improvised for the occa
sionnumbered easily 60,000, and the
scene presented by the mass of craft be
fore, at, and after the start, cannot be de
scribed. Tbey covered n vast area and
mcy Kept np a noise throughout the race,
that startled the people who came from
Europe to witness the contest. Incessant
gun tiring and steam whistling called
forth the wildest kind of enthusiasm,
wnlch interfered with tha duties of nfll.
I dais of the race. The ereat flotilla cov
ered the ground off O'Neal's Head in a
way that made it doubtful if a decent
start could be made, while the elements
indicated "no race. From early morn
ing, there was no sign of n breeze, and a
amy naze bung over the water, indica
tive of continuously thick atmosphere,
and a noor view of the racn.
With favorable turroundiuga, the race
wouia nave been started at 10:30 a, m.,
but at that hour there waa not air enough
to blow a match out, and the judges, oa
Commodore Gerrj's Electra, waited ti
start me racers until there should appeal
a chance of getting the boats over the
course within the prescribed seven hours.
At 12.20, the Electra fired the prepar
atory gun, and at 12.30 the gun to start.
After the latter, the yachts had five min
utes to cross the line. If either had
taken longer than five minutes, her time
of start would have been registered at
the expiration of the five minutes.
The boats crossed aa follows : Thistle,
13.83.06; Volunteer, 12.84.58. The
Thistle not only had the nearer position,
when the order to start waa given, but
she also went through the water faster.
8o she got over the line 1 minute 62 sec
onds ahead. Aa eight-miles-an-hour
wind wu then from the south-southeast,
and the yachts had to sail close on the
wind for the first mark, buoy 10, on
southwest, the shin which bore south by
west wss three and n half miles away.
The yachts went over port tack and at
once the Volunteer began to overhaul
the Thistle. The first tack was in to
ward Clifton, Statcn Island, and on that
tack of fifteen minutes or less, the Vol
unteer showed her superiority over the
Thistle in weather that had been written
down as the foreigner's best, that left no
doubt of the result. The Volunteer went
by the Thistle aa though the latter wu
anchored, and she stayed In front to the
end. The TbUle wu more lhan a little
bothered by the excursion boats tn that
first tack. Steamers crossed her bows,
and gave her much swash, but after that
the stesmcrs hung to the Volunteer, the
leader, and throughout the rest of the
day she suffered three time, at least, u
much u the Thistle did, front the way
they kicked up the water and shut ofl
the wind. It was no longer a race. It
was a procession. The wind vsricd in
locality and strength. It shifted between
the fc.Jtheut snd southwest, and some
times one boat bad it when the other did
not. And the result was a most decisive
victory for the American eloop. Beat
ing, stretching, snd running, with fret
sheets, the Volunteer outsailed the This
tle. After the rare, "James Bell, principal
owner of the Thistle, said he wss not at
all satisfied with the malt. The Thistle,
be declared, bad never moved so slowly
through tho water. lie was of the opin
ion that there wss "something wrong
with the cutter's bottom, and she would
be hauled out of the water at once
with a view toward finding out what it
waa. lie did not consider that the race
had been sailed for that reason ud be
cause the wind wu so shifting. The
Volunteer often had the advautsge of
brccu that the Thistle did not feel Bo
siJcs, excursion boats swashed the This
tle, ton damaging extent. Gen. Paine
and Edward Burgess, of the Volunteer
took the victory quietly, but very hap
The London News says : "It Is not to
be concealed or denied, that the result of
the race is a bitter disappointment. Wa
had been led to expect great things of
the Thistle, and the Americans themselves
encouraged us in our expectations. Our
disappointment is all the more grester
because, though neither boat had the
right wind for a thorouchly crbod race, a
light brer to prevailed that wu tuppmed
to be in favor of the Thistle. The This
tle lost in the wind of her own chooiing.
We may build a better boat some day
and wo have rever built such an one
rtxin bum on.
A rose wu sent from the United
States Marshal's office to Itio Grande
City, a few days ago, to capture a gang
of smugglers encamped about fifty miles
from Laredo, Texas. They found the
amp in the brash near the river, and the
demand for surrender wu answered by
volley from Winchesters. ' A battle en
nod, resulting in the death of four of
the smugglers snd the capture of the
ramp and a number of horses. None of
he ofilccrt were hurt. "
Ha in a wise man who makes al
Alliance With Tact, the matter and pre
ceptor of Uc&ius,
DEAMATIC EI CEDENT.
Oemi Ofllclals Fir Frenebaiaa aa4
' loataat Separation Demanded.
A party of five sportsmen and four
beaters were following a path at Raon,
near Surplaine, on French territory, seven
yards from the frontier, when a person
standing behind a clump of treea on the
German tide, 80 yards from the frontier,
fired three shod at them. The first buU
let did not hit anyone, but the second
killed one of the banters, and a third se
verely wounded a gentleman named
Wangcr, a pupil at Sanmur cavalry
school. Gcrmt.n officials declare" that a
Gorman soldier named Kauffman, who
wu detailed to assist the forest guards
in preventing poaching, fired the shots.
Kauffman atnrma that he shouted three
timet for the party to halt before firing
on them. He believed that they were on
German territory. The sportsmen de
clare that they heard nothing. Officials
on both tides of the frontier are making
inquiries into the thooting. Premier
Itovier conferred with the minister of
foreign affaire and the minister of justice
in relation to th'; incident after the receipt
ct the official report of affairs, and it wu
decided to tend a note to Berlin request
ing the German government, in the in
terest of the continuation of friendly
relations, to institute an inquiry into the
affair without' delay. Count Von Mun
stcr, German ambassador at Paris, in an
interview ' with Foreign Minister
Flouiens, expressed regret at the occur
rence and gave assurance that justice
would be done by the German govern
ment. L Park says: "Germany will
have to pay heavily for the shots fired on
the frontier. Unless Bismarck is bent
upon a conflict, leading to a general war,
ne will have to give France full satisfac
tion. Germany never fights unless she
believes herself the strongest.- Ouce
more she will have to make amends. It
is something to find a conqueror com
pelled twice within six months to humble
himself before the conquered." La Lib
erie says; "We will have to get smple
satisfaction if it is proved that we are
entitled to it. Until the matter ia fully
sifted let us keep our temper." , The af
fair has created great excitement ia Eu
rope, and stocks were badly affected..
HACK WAR TEXAS. .
An insurrection is imminent among the
colored people in Matagorda county, Tex.
The sheriff of Matagorda county sent a
courier to Sheriff Hiclcy, of Brazier
county, addng for immediate assistance.
The courier stated that over 200 negroes
were under arms in Matagorda, and that
excitement among the whites wu very
great. The trouble arose over an at
tempt of a colored constable to arrest a
white man who resided on Caney Creek.
The constable wu found dead lying in
the water of the creek, and the negroes
believe that he wu murdered by4 white
men of the vicinity, because he had a
warrant for one of their number. Later
reports stated that Sheriff Hicley had rais
ed n posse of fifty mounted white men
and started for Matagorda. While the
sheriff of Matagorda county wu en route
to the scene of the trouble with one hun
dred mounted men, an alarming report
reached Houston, Tex., thst the sheriff's
forces had arrived and active hostilities
begun. The negroes hive been largely
reinforced. The Houston. Light Guards
have received orders to leave on a special
train for the town of Columbia, Brazier
In the criminal court, at Boston, Mass.,
before Judge Staples, the case of Iter.
W. F. Davis lor preaching on the Com
mon without a license, wss finished. The
jury, after being out alwuttwo hours, re
turned a verdict of guilty on each of the
four complaints. Sentence wu postponed.
The court asjd, addressing the prisoner:
"From 1040 to-1821, when Bontt-n be
came a city, the citizenrof Boston de
cided for what purpose the Common
should be nsed. After that time this
right was given to the corjwrate munici
pality, the mayor, board of alderman and
and common council. It cannot be said
that the constitutional right to deliver a
sermon transcends all other rights, al
though Christianity underlies the social
fabric - There are a good many things
which may restrain our personal freedom
snd liberty, yet In the use of public prop
erty and social intercoure, thorp must be
some restraints for the best interests and
good of the whole cummuuiiy." The
esse wu continued for acutenco.
KXCOCRAOKD K fcTO t -t'TIOX.
Ocn. W. II. Parsons, who wu n prom
inent cavalry ofllccr in the ConfeoVrntc
army and Is now a reported citiren of
Norfolk, Vs., uyt thst hit biotbrr. the
condemned anarchist, at Chicago, is a
philosophical anaichist, who always
claimed that a change in the social sys
tem must be brought about before mm
of wealth would cvtsa tn oppress the
poor. He therefore predicted revolution,
but did not counsel it. Gen. Parsons is
convinced that his brother wu sincere
and peaceable. lie believes the real In
stigators of the bomb-throwing wcrt
Now York stock speculators, who by
that meant broke np the eight bout
movement and enhanced the value of
OOOO-BY J ART I
The Kew York supreme court, in gen
eral term, affirmed the judgment of the
conviction in the case of Jacob Sharp,
the Broadway railroad briber, all four of
the Judges concurring. The esse csn be
apicalrd to the court of appeals, but
Sharp will be sent to Sing Sing at once.
READABLE ITEMS CAREFULLY
GATHERED HITHER AND YON,
Social, Ttwaeraaea sad Kellioai Mora.
aoals-Plroa, lloathe aa Saleldoo-RalW
" real Operatioas aad Improvement.
For fear the harmony of tho state fair
will be disturbed, the Macon, Ga., au
thorities will expel the Salvation Army.
Gen. Edward Hopkins, collector of
customs for the district of St. Johns,
Fla., died in Jacksonville in the seventy
seventh year of hisage.
Four stores at Seal near Columbus, Ga.,
were burglarized. Ihey were occu
pied by B. M- Henry, E. F. Pye and
two were vacant. ' At Henry's store they
blew open the safe, but got only, four
The Augusta, Ga., Gazette had been
sold out to T. L. J. Miller, one of the
largest stockholders. .As to the ptice
paid no one knows exactly, but it is said
it did not exceed five thousand dollars.
Mr. Miller is a good business man, and
will make a success of the paper. .. .
By some means the Thompson-Houston
Electric Light Company's wires got
out of order in Augusta, Ga., and set
fire to Lombard's foundry and the lower
market, in entirely different sections of
the city. Both fires were, however, ex
tinguished before the arrival of the de
partment, .. . .
' A call for a mass meeting has been is
sued and signed by a large number of
prominent merchants of Nashville, Tenn.,
to consider the new proposition to be
submitted by the Teunessee Midland
Railroad Company, and to protest against
the frauds committed by tne opponents
of the proposition voted on recently.
On the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, near
Jackton, Tenn.,an entire passenger train,
except the engine, was hurled from a
trestling while running forty-five miles
an hour, and over thirty persons were in
jured, though, by what seems almost a
miracle, none were killed. The coaches
were thrown forty feet from the track
and some turned completely over.
The ladies' coach and sleeper of the
southbound train on the Alabama Great
Southern Railroad, were thrown from the
track, near Ft. Payne, Ala., by a broken
rail. The coach was badly wrecked, and
eighteen people were badly injured, and
some of them seriously. The sleeper wu
only overturned aud none of the pavsen
gers on it were injured.
The people of Winchester, Ky., are
jubilant over the prospect of having a
new railroad.- The proposed line is the
Louisville, Cincinnati & Virginia Rail
road and its termini will be Beatville,
Vs., and Winchester, Ky. It will form
a link in the great Louisville & Nashville
system. Ground has already been broken.
1 he contractors will have 1,000 men at
work as toon as shanties for their accom
modation can be erected.
The last spike on the Kansas City,
Memphis & Birmingham Railroad waa
driven by Congressman Allen, of Missis
sippi, at Guin Station. President Geo.
H. Nettleton, accompanied by several of
ficials of the rond and several citizens of
Kansas City and Memphis, arrived in
on the first through train over,
the new road. The visitors were re
ceived by a committee from the Chamber
of Commerce. The road is one of the
best built and equipped aouth of the Ohio
The strike in the woollen mills of Louis
ville, Ky., which wu begun two months
ago, has collapsed. The weavers de
manded an increase of wagea and were
supported in their action by the Knights
of Labor. The mill owners refused to
take back any of the strikers who would
not sign sn agreement to give up alle
giance to the Kuights and come back at
old wages. The mills were closed. Re
cently the employes began to seek their
old places, and nearly all the wcavcra
have agreed to the conditions.
Dr. James A. Gray died in Atlanta,
Ga. He wu a native of Monroe county,
where he wu born on the 29th of De
cember, 1849. He wu the son of Dr.
Joseph Gray, prominent planter of that
county. He begnn the study of medicine,
matriculating at the Atlanta Medical Col
lege, from which he graduated in the
class of 79. He took first honors in a
class which had forty-eight members. At
the time of his death he wuproctrof
the faculty of the college, lie wu a
Muter Mason ; a member and medical ex
aminer of Gate City Lodge K. of II. ; was
surgeon of the Atlanta III flea and a mem
ber of the Atlanta Society of Medicine.
Great diatrcis prevails on both sides of
the upper Rio Grande country, in Texas,
on account of high water. It is said that
entire farms are under water, and that
families residing near the river have been
washed out, and have lost all they had.
A large number of these families h- ve
lost their entire crops reaped during the
put season. The river has overflowed
itt banks for miles, and looks like an
o"ean. The water is still rising at
Brownsville. Edinburg and Ls Pueblo,
situated sixty miles sbove Brownsville,
have been wuhed from the facf of the
earth; and at Santa Maria the water is
gradually making its way to desKy the
Chemically considered, man is com
posed of thirteen elements five being
eases and eight solids. In man weigh
log 134 pounds the oxygen, according
to French authority, weighs 97 pounds,
and fluorine 81 ounces, lie is therefore
made up chiefly of guars, which in a free
state would occupy about 4,000 cublo
feet of snace. Carbon and ralcicum rrn-
"resent the bulk of the solids; the phos-
a a .
Knows, suipnur, potassium, sodium, and
on weighing otly li to 21 ounces each.
A Spanish officer has invented war
boat that will, stay under water four
days.' , , . - , i
During its period of growth, Indian
corn draws from the aoil thirty-six
tunct its own weight of water.
Microscopic air and liquid bubbles ex
ist in many crystals of minerals, no less
than four million having been estimated .
to have a place in a cube of quartz one-twenty-fifth
of an inch square, , f
What is known u the "blood orange"
is a variety of the fruit which ia red in
side. . It is tweeter than aome other ' va-
rietiet of the orange, and .is grown by
grafting into the pomegranate
Tho soil for house-plants should re
ceive attention, u medical men have
found that malarial fever ia propagatod '
among occupants of rooms containing
pots filled with malarious earth.
- - Dr. Dorcmus says that the lightest tis
sues can be rendered uninflammable by
dipping them in a solution of phosphate
of ammonia in water. It will be found
impossible to set the fabric to treated on
A remarkable illustration pf the en
during character of human hair may now
be teen in the British Museum, where
has been placed a wig, lately found in a
temple at Thebes, which, is supposed to
have been worn by an Egyptian priest
at a period not less than 8400 years ago.
The Chinese boast of a series of
eclipses, recorded in the annals of the
nation, extending over a period of near
ly 8300 years, all of which, they affirm,
were not only observed, but were calcu
lated and figured in advance. The
golden age of Chinese astronomy vu
irom aoout wai to 4s o. v.
In Algeria there is a small stream
which the chemistry of nature has eon
verted into true ink. It ia formed by
the union of two rivulets, one of which
, is very strongly impregnated with iron
while the other, meandtring through a
peat marsh, imbibes gallic acid, another
ingredient in the formation of ink. Let -ters
are satisfactorily written with this
singular inky compound.
in tne cany gropings lor Knowledge
the study of eclipses held a prominent
place. Their revolution wu calculated
by Calippus, the Athenian, 836 B. G.
TheEyptians said they had observed
873 eclipses of the sun, and 832 of the
moon, in the period from Vulcan to Al
exander, 823 B. C. The theory of eclip
ses is said to have been known to the
Chinese before 120 B. C. The first
eclipse recorded was one of the moon,
and wu accurately observed by the Chal
deans at Babylon March 19, 721 B. C,
at 8.40 p. m., according to Ptolemy.
A watch having but one wheel is st&l
in existence in France, though manu
factured in Paris more than a hundred
years ago. This watch wu presented
to the National institute in 1790, being
then in a deplorable state, but under
the skilful treatment of an expert har
mony, between the various organs wu
successfully re-established, so that it is
even now in going order. The great
wheel, which gives the watch its name,
occupies the bottom of the cue and the
centre of the plate; it hu sixty teeth, Ha
axis carries two pinions, one of which
receives the motive force from a barrel,
and tho other carries the minute work.
a .lt r . i
a nvu'uiunn vviuiau wvuiicvk re
ports some facts of intctcst u indicat
ing the radius" of the circle of protection
of good lightning rods. On June 17
last, in the village of Mootigcn, light
ning struck a pear tree thirty-three feet
high. On one side, 113 feet away wu
school house, fifty-six feet high. On
the other side wu a church, 838 feet
away, having a lightning rod reaching
up 134 feet, Both roda were placed and
had worked well when tested, and the
level of tha foot of th) treo wu about
the same u that of the two buildings.
It is evident, then, if the facts have
been accurately reported, that the ra
dius of the circle of protection is not
more than twice the height of the rod.
Mexican Levm' Guide."
There on sale everywhere and in uni
versal use n cheaply printed little
pamphlet entitled "El Sccrctarlo de los
Amantcs. It is tho guide and hand
book of lovers. It contains the language
of flowers, the significance of the varied
nciuui .uu linuuilUjf VI I I1U Will uicru,
the language of the fan, the language of
fruits, the meaning of the varied uses of
the hsndkerchief, emblems in designat
ing the hours of day and night in mak
ing appointments, the use of the numer
als ; in cipher writing, several short
chapters on the conduct of love affair.
ana aonl mute alphabet for one hand.
This literary gem scc.-us to be more
studied than any other In the republic
Harper's Magazine. ; .
Hillsboro Recorder (Hillsborough, N.C.)
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
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