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MARION, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL iG. 1807.
Trice $1 Per Year, in Advance.
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A 181 D1SA8IR0US HBLI
Property Consumed in Knoxvillo to
Value of $1,200,000.
AN EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE.
I lie Longest mid llnnd-omot III c K
of Houses in the t'lty Destroy
Several Persons O.olly Injured.
At Kif.wille, Tcnn . Thursday t ! i
mo-1 d I' a -ti oils ilit-cvt r ,ci i'j!ic''l i;i
that city nrrf 1. '1 hi' entire Mock
hot'.VeeU I'llion a I : I ill -sel voir st i tots,
in i lay street, w itli tin- exception of the
'.-! due build. ng, oil t!n) one end. the
largest an i hand -ohm -.-t block iti t!i
clt v. is a ln:o - of ruins, and tit"; loss is
c tihi.i'.-'l at nearly II I'lili'nl d i litis.
Set ra! J pie were l.ghtly iujrred,
t!o- iii, t : io:i b'-in., doo .McMillni,
vdcha i a log broken.
Tim iii.- '; discovered about 4
:o' !. iii tin- v, ho!.- a!-- gro--ery store
i-I t'.- -ii-Miity t hi -ry Company by it
a I -i t.-r o! ti.t; Knox Hotel, v. Li.-'h tt.l
ji.i:, - tin- ; looery.
A general ahum va, turned in arid
ail the li.i-al tin- ,,.
mi tin: scene, 'i'li:- c
however, aii'l t'
ip.mio- .-.: i
r.,; i . proved futile.
Anions I In iiv ii t losers arc:
I .i'i:i - i'li- .. ('-.. w ir-le -alo dry
good.-,; .'-.b r. -hi r.iolh.-i wholesale ami
n-tai! funntuie: Marble ity liat '.'one
i any. w hi.!-- ale hals; A. I'". I.aher )ry
mi . , ' . i : 1 1 ii I ) -; iiaibe-; ,V ' o., v.hole
Mile shoe.. : S. II. Neu inan .v oiu j any.
l-rio1er-: -'nih-u, V .-.-ma i .V oinp.iny,
.; intei W. W. Woo ii u!f -v ' 'oin;.aii v,
wholesale hardware; l! longer, lb.; hi
.V 'oin i -an , u ii. il i -.i 1. hat .j alel sho.-s;
Snuf..i.l, ('i.:,rn!.,-; .V i'.ei .s. v. Iiol.e
.hi:--: : !!.' ami ihe Mc
ii'ty iio. e' -v i a:,
Mimy n.;:i li-r e.-t a i I is': met i unions
',. in three Kv ! v f.i!.!- in rear of titc
I., i ne.l III. -A. ..- -I. t.-,; e l.
n i-i ,li,sj.,. (,i i -, namite inWoul
i liarilv.iiie si re" sli:'.t 0 ri'-l cvi-ry
A -i H I i.ia o.' i '!-a! t ,n i ; tin;
(h -j .art in n! v .-i f-ii. an-ioll arl iv;il
len.lei.-.l vah.ai.:.- i etanee.
An...:ii lie!' i?i ! i i the tire wcr
V. M. l-.e;. ;.:. I . I i :n- ! y city alitor of
.o.:i-a'. M'o-r -ti-:' !!'.. men to
e .-;:t.e l,t. j.;n. p, ! iri-i the thin I :-:n-
of the Kii.e, !:-.:,-, t.-i t'ie loo f of the if!
;-..i,,e,:; !,'!.;. i't-h h.n i!y hill in it
.! '.Ie 1 1! !en, t ' av-' i ii-.: ma::', juii)i
! fn-i:i se -,.r. i stury. h-.: l.r-.l-.e-i.
.lain' - 1 1 i . h.r i.i i 1 T Jmi.'; hotel,
i ,iii..:.l I'rohi tiii.i !.-.! t. roof a. ! j..in
v, i..'.i!ilin.': l-.!'i !. ii.i-i! snaine l
-..h.i l;o!e. ;,J. r.-.-ii e,i.ii:ty. le.-eue-l
i . :, t!r. - t i o v .-I i- : - l-.ot-. !, ir.liu-
' xi. i.oop, ;ili- !m.i -, N. ('., j tllll I
e '. :- ; I in. ..re !
'. 1. iii: i -'ii, -!erh in Knox Hotel,
i e.l. ,ml.!.. !.,,.:..,.
'o. !--l'a-.i.-!, no ,, e.'. '.a.lly in-
' . I.. !i ..- 1 a: the to:.ti loss wil;
ii' :. i lot t'i al.oilt -I . .'-I i I. 'l'lio iu
t u-e -a Ui he ah. eat one half.
! ne l,it.--t l!o;n 1 lio.wiilo suys:
' I f the !-i!ests who worn
a lf.'i in tin: Hotel I"lloX, vhel)
the lirt l.ioke out. only have
heell ai'C.ilinte.l I'm'. The register Will
ilestro-. ami it will i;rh iis never lo
known how- m.iny lives jieiisheil.
luureil remains h.i heeii I'unml ill
il.tlerciit loeaillie.-; of the ruins.
An aline t i i.' reei st imtt of the
!" e :oe! i'l nv lias I. cell seeiiroil.
It is as f-.!..v-: !'ot.:l !.,-s, SI. CI I, t;
tola! in lirum-e. S.Il ,-.'M.t. lt Aliuiy of
tie- ,'irms Ini.'.e! out Inw seeurcl
temporary ouarters the wholesnle
hmi-es espeeially ha e lieve!' stoopcil
Till 1 1 1 ir or.lci s.
I'KI I Al l lll A;.l N.sT AC'C'IDKXT
I'm -.i.lent ami ice !', cs!.cnt ;. to
New York in Separate Trains.
Arr.iu 'em. -nis nvo 1 i 1 1 1 completeil at
V,i-!iiiul.iii for conveying the olliciuls
of t!ie legislative, execut ivo and juilieiul
ih -ai tinei'.t of the novcrnment t() New
V.il. i i i I -.Mli. to witness the (trniit
'uotni'iii t ile.iieati.in ceremonies.
l'ie -i.I. lit MeK inley an 1 his party will
1 :ael on the i nsy ! van ia roail, while
i.I' I '1 esi lei t llohurtaml his irienils
will i;o l.y the ISultimoie .t Ohio. This
ii". isioti inis heen avMi:u;-fil to jrovi4
a-alnst possihlo neeiilent nil-1 to make
sure that tlie 1'resnlent an-l Vice-'Te-i.h
t:t shall not he both incapuei
uteil ami the machinery of the tjoveru
laeiit thus even temi.orarily upset.
i;i km; tiih rMVKicMi v.
lu-r Half a lillioii of Its Funds Tied
l'i or Lost.
1 'e clopmcnts have streutheneil the
I'.-ln-f that the alVairs of the tilohe Sav
:i hank, which closed its doors re
.c;.:!v iu t'hicuuo. ill., are iu much
i, se shape than tr.-i directors are will
iio: to'i.lmit. In addition to .?l',iHi)
r.i ca-h hehuijin to the 1'niversity of
I ! iinois, which is tied up iu the sus
1 n. it'd institution, endowment "lu ll. !s
1 the value of Sli'e.O'iii, also the prop
.;! of the I'niverity of Illinois, are
i i --in-:. This much is admitted ly
1 c pre-idcnt. Mr. McKay, to the hoard
'. tru-tee.-. of the unix ersi'.y.
N. Jatc! I.il Cliansc
il.- litest reports from the flooded
;i -t -t show !;o material chan; in
the -.Via!;.-!). There ha - 'eeeii a studr
f . '. ::; tie river ut Helena. Ark.
l Seriously Hurt.
t St. u-ustiue, Fla . V. J. Bryati
a i-i' es-v d fullv ;.ei"i pt rsoiis from the
i i. a . f -an Marco Hotel. His theme
"i.i-ir.o.l c,.v, rnmeiit and the money
- -;. '... the free eoinau'e of silver he
i .; i.i -cated a - strongly as ever. At
t;.--i-'.--e .f his spee.-li' hundreds of
! . p'e ti-'cke.l around huu and so reat
" - the -train that one section i f the
I : . a l'i feet square fed tliroitj:li. Jro-
I'.o j eopie t i the erour.d he
. a liist.mce of .'0 t'et ;. o one was
.--u-! hint, hut a score of ladies ntul
s -tl.-'.aen rei'ei'. ed hrillses atld sprains.
V. I'.rvati was picked up unconscious.
' ' ws.s not seriously hurt.
Help li.iiiiu Promptly.
ih st w arrant on the treasury un-
' ' i- appropriation of ', " ' 1 for the
1 ':'-'it of the Mississippi aud F.ed river
o-i suherei , has passeil the aeeount-:i-'
ofticeis. It v.as for .f:l0,tt!Mi. ami
l.i he fol.owod by others as rapidly as
ii-e ' .mi he made of the lr.ouev.
'ycline Visits Alabama.
A cyclone devasted j ortions of Pale
unty, Aht , Friday. A Mia. Powrs
.a en. -vt '' (v falling tlmbernof hor
'cft'a i Li.:- h
NEWS ITEMS CONDENSED.
Soiitlirni I'cncil I'olnters.
At M"tieon,fia , ( 'Larles Tteid killed L.
V.. Jlalstead for insulting his wife.
The American lltilwav Association
met at Kiehinoiid, V.i , in annual "es
sion. with eighty i4ads represented
by 1 Si deleurates. Tht; fcecutive com
mittee jepoitril that l.hi: aswociation cm-biae.-il
-.'ii coinpanies operating 107, W
miles of railway.
'I he exports at New port News, Va.,
during March a'ro-ated ..!,h4s)Ji,;.
'Ih second convent ion of the indus
trial aio-nts (,f tlii Seaboard Air Fine
railroad met in 'har!ott.;. i he attend
ance was very hire.
( lark Hovel I has Hiecreded iis
father, F. I. Howell, as editor of the
Atlanta 'fiu. ) Constitution.
-,i!brts are bein; made at Norfolk,
Vh , to have Corress erect a monu
mental Hamjitoii I'oaths to tliK memcjry
of Comniodoi t: Maury.
Mrs. Nobles, who murdered her hus
band at .Tt-ft'ersoii ville, tin , has for the
fourth time been .sentenced to death,
and will be hunted ApriT i;id.
At u Charleston (S j meeting of
the City- Fail way ( 'oni pa!t.v. the new
electric line now beiiiL: buil!. it was de
termined to issue ir'; , !')' of coupon
lionds am1. s's."iO,rioo in stock. The
charter of the company is to be amend
'Che latest reports from the. flooded
district . a'oii the Mississippi are more
em-oiir::iii ami a more hopeful feeling
Miit Hairer, Blaeklturn's silver Dem
ocrat, has been elected from the IMth
senatorial district of Kentucky. He
succeeds Senator Sailers, jjold Demo
The (picstio'i is ;ai-e.l th.?t meny
convicts in the Virudnia penitentiary
under life sentence are improperly im
prisoned; the point is to be decided by
The llii-hardsoii building, the hirirest
in Chattanooga, is burned; two men
lost their lives in the lhnues.
Twenty nii'e: south of Vicksbur.
Mis-. , e.i ra t'liin No. '.'C ran over a mule,
tt arin;: up tlie track , ! tt hinu' the en-i.-!neii!ul
killing I iiemaii Fussell. of
New irleans. No o: her persons were
Ail Afxiut t lie Noi-tli.
A Montreal ('oort has disuiissetl the
action avaiiist the American Tobticco
Company, of Caualn. stating that it
has a riuht to in-ist that its cn'-toniers
sli dl not sell irnuiU of any man; f ictur
er. The proposition to adm'it women as
dcle;:atea failed in the Mtlhodisi Ctju-ft-reiiet;
at Lowell, ?1 a.-s , an 1 Manches
ter, N. II.. fur lack of a thiee-fotiths
The i'oii-fhkeepsie , . V. . !ass
works ha- been burned. The loss id
fully .spin, o'j'i; insurance, o'O.iiok.
At Albany, N V.. the Northern As
sociated i res , a corporation leu been
formed for the purcha-e, saie, collec
tion and tli-tribut ion of news, and the
conduct of the business, ef a press
association in all its branches.
The next convention of the llepubli
raii National Leai.c is to he held at
I'etroit, Mich., July b'-. and :;. on;, ,!i le
gates are exjiected to n'teud.
Four thousand ru n have bee'i forced
out of emblovment bv the elo-iiif of
work 1-y t!io i liiuoi -steel Company ut
South Chicago, 'i his ai :ion was taken
by oih.-i-ds to head oil" a strike.
In ! itish-.i.e, I'a . a brid.'e c.i'Iapsed
and a fit i-hl train t'ei! iifly feet. Two
of the crew were kille 1.
i i iu 1'bimlei s in the Chinese tiiiarter
of Francisco, Oil., have levied an
a sesse.--i1 of SKi.onii on the l::.M cha nis
an.! a it n- nl of persona! violence is
A p,M miner--' convent ioii will be
held a; i'er.'.er. Col... I line b" and ii'.,
t L'liiii'i' wi'li a mining display.
i ht' ho -rest mauufat tories of harness
in the country tho-e at ( 'olumbus, ( ). ;
Syra -use ami il'ltlalo, V Y. have com
bined in the i inted Home Company of
liu"a!o. N. V.
'i here will be more Federal troops
usse'iibled iu New York on iirunt
memorial day than at any point in the
Fust since the v nr.
'The C.rt ater New York bill will prob
iblv 1'.' p.i--cd over Mayor Sticiiu's
A ('!:.-. niit V.'vo., dispatch says
that the losses sustained by cattlemen
luring the recent storm will raiie
I'-oui .i to J' per cent. Anxiety is t'e.t
for nany crsons rep orted missile:.
A cyclone destroyed the town of Chand
ler. ' Ckhl , east of (iuthrie A
doen or more people were killed aud
probably I ni were injured.
Mrs. Margaret .T. Freston, "the Mi
mosa of Southern literature, tiieil at tier
home in lialtimore. Mil., on the '.V'th of
Mnj. Sandoval, of the staff of tlie
captain renerai, left Havana Friday for
Washington, on a special mission.
Secretary Sane lias issued n circular
instructiii' oiliccrs of customs to delay
further oiilers ami final liquidating of
eiiti it s of any merchandise arriving at
1 cu ts aftt r after April ist. This actie'i
:s becau-e of t In' retro-active clause of
; he pendin.i: taritV bill.
The Southern I Tail way company, it is
stated, is considering the p! in of estab
lishing railroad hospitals at various
I oiuts on its s stem, says the Manu
Small e;ree:i biij;s in abundance are
nppearint; on tlie appk- trees of central
V."m -I. F.ryan called on I'resident
McK inley Tuesdny. It is the first time
tlie two gentlemen have met since they
were in Congress together.
A Huston special says: "Under fav
orable conditions and to the satisfaction
of all concerned, the United States bat
tleship Iowa has been c;iven her oflicial
tiia! over the Cape Anne course, and
under tho inspection of the naval board
appointed for that purpose. On the
trial .she made an average speed of
knots over the '.'i mile course, exceed
imr her contract eed by one knot,
winning S''.i.o.' bonus for her builders
The State Pepartnient at Washington
has received response from Spain.
France ami heat i'ritian will semi war
vessels te ja: ticipate in the dedicatory
ceremonies at New York. April .7.
when the til ant monuments is to be
turned over to the city.
Secretary Bliss and I'ennion Com
missioner i'vans will recommend the
revocation of I'resident Cleveland's or
der consolidating the United States
Tension Agencies, so as to reduce them
fii in IS to it. on September lPt nest,
and they have no doubt that President
MeK inley will let the ngeucie? stand a
they are at present.
RATIFIED BY VENEZUELA J
The Convention With Great Britain
A TRIUMPH FOR ARBITRATION-.
Tlie Venrznel.m CoicreM Knt tiaalaatle.
allr Approves tlm Treaty Negotiated
Through the CSooit Ofltce or the United
Mate to Settle by Arbitration the r.onc-Kt.intlln-
Carioas, VPiiozuola (Ry C iMe). The C-n
fTrfss of Vttnfzuela ha-i uuanenomty and en
thusiastically ratiri.) ! tli'j (uiaaa bounbiry
arbitration treaty with Groat Britain which
was negotiate 1 by tho Uuitl States.
The measure was first ro-cl t-- thq Houao
of Rpres'Jatatiyys last Frl lay. ,yh-i Senor
AMmjumu spoko eloquently in Its favor.
The s;conl rea lin- was witfiout lai.lent.
It ctrm up on thir l r-a Iiq Mon lay, an 1
after a sp j t -h l.y S mor Bricno th House
voto.l for tho trea y uniiiiiinously, ami 1
Rreit cherlir an 1 ciithu-l.-Mr c 'lomonstra
tlons of cratltu : to "Uu?!o S i n." Thu
tr.;a'y was unii-iiTioisly Mtiflel by the
Sonata nlsr. Pr..si..nt Cr-'to's sliruatnre
to tlin d.jjuTieut olosoil tiio Veuezuoi.iu in
citlont. REViEW OF THE FAMOUS INCIDENT.
The 1'rovUioie of the Tri-aty and ttie Ar
WAsniT,ro.v, r. C. (stpi-eiiil). Tim troafy
bftweeu Grn.-it iiritain iiu l V-Mi-zu-la which,
aTCordin to tlio forooins special cattle
ftespat-h ha-t faisea ritilb"l by the
Vnnejiiiijlari Congress was virtually tho
result of tho u:ti'n of this (rovern
nifiit. an.l was, in fact. prer-cPtil by a
note or protocol which embo.lieil thu terms
of thu tr.'.aty. tho noto boin snjne I by .Mr.
Olnoy, thin Sutr:nryof St no. ami Sir Julian
Piiuneufot", thu British Amha.-sa.lor, on No
vember 1L', lS:ti.
The Anio-V'-nezu'lan troaty, after lomj
dolilwratiun tiy thu British Preiior an 1 tho
Washington Stato Uepartmeat, wits framo'i,
rilESIUE.Nr C3K.SI-0, OF VtN'EiUELA.
a.Tl w is I-iio i In W i shiatou on February
2 last uy tln ii'itisii Vuib issi lor ,m 1 tuo
Veiu-z iel in Miu,-!iv, s-uor Auii.- h.
T! -t tr. a'v. Ii -ivim; I.--en ritiii.-.l n tVo
Vcue:'.!i" an c..i.;re. only aw.cli.s tho s ;n.
ti.-u ot thu Pr-.tish Ctrlai-r-i-ut to bccjaio
operative. lis r.-.-.M'i..:i in Veii-zm la was at
tlrst the reverse of lmpimtl, many ,nita:;o
nists of t! Crt-spo atlmiuistraiiou uttering
f a i in in at i' jus airiinst its nr.ivi-io'is, w'!i:.:!i, it
was said, wro ei.n't-ived moro for tho ln-ae-ilt
of the Unitd States and Ur-Mt bntaiu
th in for Fan country nio.-t deeply iiHerc-tc I.
.n.! of i!e! must s'.rikini ait a-:ks upon tho
trejitv in Y.'iiein l i was ma in by S-:nor
Micht-'lenii, liefu.-.t tho tireakin - oiT iifiliplo
malit? relations h-twen lint two countries
Ve.'i. 7.u'!.i!i yiiu s'er to thu C'Urt of Sr.
Jauii-s. S-aor M:ehel-n;i liir-'-tiy i-iipu'i.sl
iho iiL.tiv sui'in i'ac.e 1 S:a:--s in ai-liicia
the lr.irnm ,-(l til" tr.-:ty.
Tho mo.-: Pun i-t.rc rn-of tilt .n-ril
Aturio V.-ic:-- i..!.-u ;treirraii! treaty f..r t!i-
3i't'le:n!tt of tln fPii-ma b ma lary .tisnuto
iir tli provisions r-latui-; t the npp'.int
t.i.'lt of tin: tribunal un.l t!in ePiuso j.-iviii:
tho licit ot in? iipati-ui Thi :'.i must U::1
'l ie! arbitration trii.-iii.il i i bo coTno s 'I
of live m anners, of wii-im tour have bi-eu a;,
p!.iat".l. A -cor lin-T to tlie arti !.:- of tho
convention i s sis-ini!) ar." to yj h- iil m
1'ariJ, in wliieli city i: must ur-ef within sixty
days uffr i-riefs havo l .-n prcsent-l ity tho
parti. 'S to tho issue. Tin; liaio in wii e l' t hy
shall ite.M Io tti') tpio.ii ui is liamoi to six
Tho arbitrator alrea-ly h-ven nr Chief
J't-tieo Fuller an i A--s n'iat Justieit Unnvnr,
of the Uuiieil S: rites ,S;i;n-e no Court, lor
Veuezuel i, an t Hiht HoiSi.r:i!t It iron II t
s -hel una Sir Hariiar.t iier.u CoI!.t,s fortlreat
Tito vital point of thtr.';:iy. tho m!o to
govetn t'to tli-.io osiiioa of tln terrie ry iu
liisimte, is tln ili'ty-year :!aus . A v r-iin
tothi-t provis-on a, tvi-r-o hol la.. ; for hal, a
century will e'Pi'.Ie the oeeunmt : nu lis
ttir'.cl . .ss -s-ioii, the or 'in o-v rules o,-' evi
tioueo to be applied in esialilishia titi '.
ner:il e!..a : ! t.-r.
At st. Augustine, Fi.-i., Mr. s . ; . ; ; 1 pre
sented le.Ue:iant-G :.i -ral Jo ia M. .S.-lio-
fleltl. United Slates Ar.uv fretirtn. with a
lino h.-althy tnrl baby. O.-m-ril Sehoibd I
was retired eiv'hie 'n months ns;o on account
of tno m;ii limit. Hois now s sty-six yo irs
old. Mrs. Sell jlli'ld, who is now thiny-two
years of a;e. was lorai 'r.y Si -s tlj rLr;ia Kil
bowrne, of Kt o!:u!c. Iowa. Tho Sjaollo; !s
have been nt irrie.l six veiir.-".
Money Order Incre:e.
The raon"y orlerbusiiiess f th Now York
Postoflioe auiouutt: I to -JP 8.0 0.0.10 in ls-jj.
Thi was an iin-reuso of J5.fl00.00J over 1S:.
Superintendent l'llicott stys'thru this iti-crea-o
is cr.ntiiiiiia. To-day tho money or
dcrsamount to mo-o han iheyaa I the postal
orders combine I .lid iu 1S!.'1, an t tho foreign
money t-r ler busln"-?, from (.r.'rmauy especi
ally, is b-'CorniU;; very mu.-.i irreator.
Tlie rresblpiit's Peeoration Day.
President M.'Kinley an 1 all the menibrs
of the cabinet have a 'C ' ted invi'ations to
participate iu tint dedication of tho battle
uioiiuraeiit at West Point, x. V.. on I '.-r.i-t.'oa
l.y. The mouu ner.t was built by
privatesukTiption, and is mteu to com
memorate tlie de-ds of oili-ersan l sol tiers
of the regular i-attlisbmeuc who lost th:ir
lives in the Civil War.
Nansen Invented the model of the
Frain, making her hull round and t-lip-pery,
like an eel. villi no corners or
sharp Hires for the Ice to seize upon.
She is the strongest vessel ever used
in Arctic exploration. He said thai
pressure would simply lift her on the
ice. and so her bottom, near the keel,
wfis ma le almost the in order that sha
niiirht no: capsize while on the ice sur
face; and her screw and rudder were
also inLvniousiy protected. The many
experts who said her design would not
save the Frani from instant destruc
tion were mistaken: for she met these
resistless ice pressures, and they mere
ly lifted her out of her cradle, and she
rested safely on the surface.
Mother When the boy !u the other
house threw stones at you. why didn't
yon come and tell rue? Bobby Lie
cause, mamma. I can throw them back
Knter than you. He's more likely to
get hit. Hartford Times.
As soon ns a man irets tr.s first gray
hairs he begins to honist to Lis wife of
the business worries he has.
GLASS MAKIrtQ IN FRANCE.
Thousands of Well Fald Men Em
ployed at the Work.
In France there are no less thrtn 2.10
glass furnaces that employ fiO.OO'J
workmen and pay out annually in
wages 70.000,000 francs. These fur
naces turn out 1So,0iX).000 bottles be
sides window plass and other product.
To obtain entrance to a plass factory
Is no easy matter, as every superin
tendent Ls suspicious that the visit
or is an agent of a rival fr.ctory and is
endeavoring to learn some of the se
crets of his place. A person must be
properly introduced and nhuiirieJ be
fore entrance can be pained.
A blast furnace Is nothing to a glass
furnace; a foundry is an ice house in
comparison with it. A great room,
with limited ventilation, tor no cur-
TAKING (.I.Ass FttOM TDK 1L7LT '.
rent of air can bo allowed to pa
through the factory, where molten class
is being handled, long rows of red-j
hot furnaces, the air on lire, great
blasts of flame from the opening and
closing doors of the kilns, the scene,
especially at ninht, is lurid and terror-inspiring.
An army of half-naked
men. with long iron instruments, stir
ring the molten giass, withdrawing the
bars with a ball and iiiolding it into va
rious shapes; the sight is a tit addition
to tlie superheated chamber; these are
the genii of the glass works, and tlmir
performances are more wonderful than
those of the Arabian Nights, for at
their touch the substance which is the
very type and symbol of fragility be
comes plastic, malleable, ductile, ev
erything that is soft and impressible.
It is veritable manic, for dipping h;s
"canne" into the red-hot liquid, the
blower in a moment produces at the
end a huge crystal sphere, r.s transpar
ent as the purest water aud yet reilt-ct-ing
from its inner ami ou.er surfaces
every hue seen in the rainbow. A
pair of genii simultaneously dra'.v from
the molten mass their Intruine:i .-.
with a glowing ball of double size; one
walks away carrying his "canne" over
his shoulder, and between the two ap
pears a red-hot rope of glass, longer
anil longer it grows, until the behold
er looks for it to snap; it does not. bat
when drawn out many feet and to a:i
equal thickness throughout, it is laid
on a contrivance resembling a ero-s
between a railroad and a ladder, and
behold a long glass tube, ready for use
In the chemist's laboratory. It is
straight, but It does not need to be
so; at a touch, the genii of the glass
house can make it a spiral of any de
sired length, or can curve it. twist it
Into fa.ntlst!c shapes, f;.r it Is th.-lr
slave and obeys their slightest wish.
They do not work for plea-tire, these
genii; by no stretch of imagination can
any amusement be found in their toil.
They get good wages, for, although
the price of labor has fallen greatly ia
recent years, each genius can command
lo to 20 francs a day. In the golden
age of glass-blowing, ten to twenty
yeara ago, '20 franca a day wa con
sidered poor pay, end skilled giisli
received from 25 to S3.
Improvements in the mechanism ap-
a glass ra nni.E.
plied to the manufacture have result
ed in blowing the great glass spheres
by an air blast, but in most lines the
machine has not yet learned the lo
terity of human fingers, and so "hand
madt" is still true of a considerable
share of the gi-iss product.
Not all tho work, however, demands
stre mth. Tlie great spheres must b.
cut up, nnd with a diamond-pointed
cutter, and a young lady attachment,
the huge transparent globes soon lose
their shape and become piles of littlo
aucer-Iiko disks, to be afterward mold
ed into various: shapes and articles,
is the needs of trade demand. It is
a wonderful industry. It is a sight to
Mr?. Jiiusniith Ceorge. What does
'carte blanche' mcunV Jinismith It re
fers to the way a liian leei-; wln-n In;
Las got twenty-live dollars in hi-
pocket nnd ids wii' gone away for a
v. et-k. Ili'.ii':! !o Ilxprcss.
n ' irr-j t'-IL - -7 -- ai n n"-'-rsrffi'
P.r.WEi: (lord) ?.It.!No -!:i-is;.:d:j,iw.v YIim's,
H.vitvKsx firrxn in" the Catawrv Valltv.
! FRIENDS OF ACCUSED PASTORS.
J Many Pcnplo Crititj to Krrrl ct Preach
crs A i tt-r Tl.t-i r tluitt 5m I'roun,
j "TY'reV. one thlr r I can't under-
;::n i," said a man of the v. . ni l. "That
1 ;s the ticreellt-ss of church lights an 1
'the ability of every man who is a
I preacher to rally to h.s support scores
' of good people, no matter what his c.ui
I dti-t may have been. On.-e a man g"ts
I tttaciii'd to a church, though le- may
j -i ! into trouble the le-xt week and lie
impure of his i t- . ! may o nd to dls-
! : Il . 1. .li. he has It",:- s-,-;,:,
i t'i. .- d people. 1 - ill ilil' e e.i-,.-s
' A moo-o-r w:, s
1 to a enure. i
ti, charge wh.-n his wife sU' -l i.im for
divorce. Si:- ehargt ! or;'- Ity tin 1 alt
Cat. Tlie lii'-mlici.- of t;i eoiign
tiell Ui: H -i .Poely l.ot.hllpr ab-.U! tli.'
I.. I rits l'i" c !-e. i b- -.' 's .: .;i-;i!!e;'
P. th.-ii, but tl.-y r.dile.l arouul h.m,
P tl d h':.;. s..-!t i'i. wei's ; him. and.
tigi! -a lively :; o I; " iii:. eui'sed an 1 re
vlh 1 the yi-ts.i;i v. h-.in lie h id pr'du-
-.! ! l-.VC. eh-ris!l -it''! pr-.-eet. tho'lga
It vx.is pi-..v.-d l.e h.i-bi't dme iii.y:li::
J..." kind. Tl," pap,;.- prln--! col-
uo.tis of - itiV. a::d ec-ry 111,- h
. v.. is r- damage r.. th- can ! r-ll-lon
1 an ! a partl-uiar d-i:.:agc t-. the cl.ur -'i.
j Bu; tii-s.. g----i p. -. pie r-:..o 1 by !, .,: ati 1
a:-- - bailing by hl":i ye. ii" the v.-','--i
go-.- a .!;v..i-m' thvy win .-on: to
j .stand by hltu and will cou.l-bin th
I "Another r fen: ca-e thnt h.ts :lu:--1
i !:i the iievsprp,.i's is of a mr.n who has
I clearly ouiiived his us-'-fulie-ss ;u ;,,
t hn.ivh he is In. The church Is In ,b-ht.
Nut enough money i raised to p.-y run
uln; c-xr-ecs'-s. The organization has
run down. It has beu gttluv? wors
end woife rer kIuco th:i man tok
x' Id. This fat.; U 5o;rious, yrt enough
p.-ojile cllnj to tlrp, to keen hlin iq. tii
church and to ir. ike it mighty unpleas
ant for anybody who says a word
"A thhd ease that has also figured
largely in the papers is That of a man
.v!."--ei.a actor Is well k lov. ii and who
has bamboozled everybody who ever
had any tinrtncl.il transactions with
hi: i. Yet he is ah'e to hang on. am! is
surrounded i:i all his troubles by a
crowd of wot. en and men who call him'
'dear and pi'y him an 1 ih-nounee th-
men who are trying to have him de
posed as a uanir of persectlto's. These
ihre - c:i--.-s f lmply come to my min i
now. If I --at tlov.u and thought I could
recall a booki'ul. Now. umoiestioiiably.
this is ail wrong. It isn't business. ui 1
It hurts ivbrrion. It keeps men in the
ministry who are wholly unfit to be
Cere and are continually bringing dis
credit upon the church. The most pe
culiar thing about it all is that in al-u.os-
eoi' row tin-re wil! lie found on
the stide of the paPr some business
n't n who would no more think of run
i lu-.r th.-lr b-.'s'ness ;n the yvay the
hm-ch is run th in they would Ihink of
!!; lug. If anybody f.y-get,..l their
k- epin: a malcontent they would say
that the man v. h- suggested It must
think thev were crazv." New Yorii
Tiy the aid of maeiilnto-y one man
.:! make 1 :.' tine watch screws a day.
some of which M-e so small that more
than P'ii.omi of them are retiuired to
wi'L'h a. potttid. :o' of the smallest of
tliese -s tin- pallet-arbor," which has
a tbi-ead of oi;o t, the inch, undergoes
f '.venty fr- tils'.inet operations in the
liiuki"' -. b u i of which it takes llJit.tfji)
to v.eig'.i a pt'ttml.
So-.n will the man who owns a sleigh
I. c'are theie's money in it;
He will not it nt it by tiie day;
lie's n-tit ii 1 y the minute.
The rhil.ph'Iphia Ledger asks; "Why
should there be an outcry and pro-le.-i
Ii caiis:- ilie farmers in Nebraska
ami o iier parts of the West are using
their corn crop for fuel':" And It then
goes on to show that corn is the most
profuable article for fuel these farm-e-s
t-.mld have. We have heard no out
cry or protest against burning corn.
The farmers themselves have not ob-j-it'-d.
They may protest against the
conditions which make it necessary,
but not against tic r'ct 1 1 self, for the
wi ds of Western Nebraska are very
l- t . . fin 1 a b-.i-ied .,f corn is capable
of making a bri-k fire. Ciider favor
;'.! conditio.! the West produces
b .iifti! ill er..ps. No i oi.ibinatioii of
t a; tral. no tru-t or association exists
wi.'. h ean lin.i: the outjuit t.f the soil.
I'. i: ii'iiisin greed and ingenuity have
l-e.l bio, His by Whhh ll i'llral Co,l-
(il'h.ns may ! ou'.-et and .nn teracte..
and It is ei"!'.l"::ate railway rates
v, i r.'ii'h-r u-i-h -s iii- fanner's la
bor and tli" boun-'ifol t-p.ps and which
imik'-s it necessary fo.- him to burn as
f-.p-l grain which might sip-alu thoii-s.i;-
ls of IVniisylr-inla and Ohio c.ai
mb;"rs ..ut of work ;uid near starva
ti .ti bv reason of the limitations of .,:-.
;.u: i:.'.pose,l bv the coal tru-b And so
gr ly '-api"::l ket-j.s !a the bowels of
tl... Ma-'or;-. Stat-s Tite e...tl v.hl.-h the
Wes-ern fi.rn.'T needs and throws into
the farmer's tire the corn -ho miner
. .-iry,., .!-. :' v. h..t t;s.. nre the tr-as-tir'
-hoti-es ..f nnt!ir the vi-:;,s of coal.
:;..- fc'-u'-id earth when trusts a;:d rall
v ays prevent the natural --.ch..nge of
the products of eahl"
Housewife-It is dreadful t think
v. Lat whisky w ill brin a lnan to.
Tramp Thai' , mum. Aforv I
tr-ok t de road, I never thought I
tot!.j Lev t' eat sich things ez are be-In
handed out t' me every day. Judge.
He Reviews the Situation in the
THE GREATEST ON RECORD.
Confessing Their Inability to Further
Cope With the situation Congress
The following message in relief of
the llooded districts of tho States of
Mississippi, Louisiana aud Arkansas
was sent to Congress Wednesday by
J';e. i c-At McKinley. The House and
i'eniV-.e agreed to S2CiC;i:
To the Suate and House of Be."resen-
Information which has recently come
to me from the (Jovernors of Arkansas,
Mississippi and Louisiana, nud from
prominent eitiens of these States and
'lenuessee warrants the conclusion thhl
widespreud distress, involving the de
struction of a large amount of prope
ty and the loss of human life, has re
sulted from the Hoods which have sub
merged that section of the country.
These are stated, on reliable authority,
to be the most destructive Hoods that
have ever devasted tin Mississippi
Valley, the water being much higher
than the highest stage it Las reached
betore. From Marion, Ark., north of
Memphis, to tireenville, Miss., more
than J i.i miles of river, it is reported
that there are now at least .10 towns and
villages under water, aud a territory
extending from lou miles north of Mem
phis to L'tiO miles south, aud from live to
forty miles wide, 's submeiged. Hun
dreds of thousands of acres of culti
vated soil with gixiwing crops aro in
cluded iu tho sulnuergod territory. In
this section alono there are from aO.noj
lo t;t,otto people, whose property has
been destroyed and v.hoso business has
leen suspended. ("Irowing crops have
heen ruined, thousands of cattle hnv
been drowned aud the inhabitants of
Jertain arears threatened with starva
tion, us a great majority of tho suf
'erers are small farmers who have beeu
;eft entirely destitute and who will bo
unprepared for work even after tho
lloods have subsided.
The entire Mississippi Valley in Ar
kansas is flooded ami txmimunieution
w ith many points cut off. n Mishissippi
hko condition exists. Tho levee-.
Louisiana, with a single exception, have
held, but tho water is rising, and tho
-ituatioii there is reported us being e
ircmelv critical. Lifter such circum
stances the c'tizens of leiese States look
Tor the co-operation aui .support of tho
national government in relieving thu
pressing cases of destitution for food,
iotl iug and shelter, which are beyond
teach of local efforts. '! he authorities
w ho have column n icat-jd w ith the execu
tive recog'iie that tlioir iirst ontl mo-t
energetic duty is to provide, as ! ns
possible, the means of carimr for th-:'-awn
citiens, but nearly nil of t m
igree in the opinion that after their lc--ources
have been et'uiu: ;!, a r- -itregatiug
ut le;" ,cio'.,n,tu, and possibly
i :'.hj,iJi"J, Alii be reijuu'ctl for immediatj
Precedents are not wanting that in
such emergencies as this Congress may
lake prompt, generous ami intelligent
action, involving the expenditure t.f
considerable sums of money, with satis-factor3-
results. In lsM .' itio.onij w aa
appropriated, and in iss:.' :--;:5 fjOOi) wus
also appropriated for reliof in the same
direction besides large Bums in other
Tho citizens' relief commit lee, of
Memphis, which has taken pi"!uta -tion
has already tared for :,- or T,o
refugees from the llooded disl-icts and
they aro still arriving in toticiiyiu
large numbers daily. Supplies and pro
visions have been sent to the, various
poiuts in .Arkansas and Mississippi by
this committee; but tlie utmost thai
can be done by these efforts is to partly
relievo tho most ucnte cases of sutler
ing. No action has yet been tuku fo.
the great majority of the iuhulutHiits
living in the interior, whoso condition
has already been tlesribetl.
Under these conditions, and havitor
exeited themselves to the fullest extent,
tiio local authorities have it Iiictiintiy
confessed their inability to fui ht r cope
with this distressing situation, unaided
by relief from the government, it has,
therefore, seemed to me that the rep
resentatives of the people should be
promptly informed of the nature and
t tent of the suffering and needs ot
these stricken people, and I bne con.
iiiauicated these fucts in the hope and
belief that the legislative branch of the
government will promptly reinforce t lie
worn of tho local authorities iu the
Executive Mansion, April 7, lS'JT.
KKMOVING OK.N. GRANT'S BODY.
Workmen Kngaged In ttuttlng the
Rivets from the Steel t.'ase.
A Xew York special of April 7 Rays:
The preliminary work of removing ( ien
eral Grant's body from its temporary
resting place was begon this morning,
when carpenters began to build a fence
ia front of the small tomb, to cloe it
from view, while the men engaged in
cutting open the steel cae enclosing
the casket are at work. A force, of four
men will be kept busy severu! days,
cutting the rivets holding the case Af
ter the case is opened the casket w ill be
taken out and transferred to the mrco
phagus. Just at what time this will be
done will not be ina' e public.
Must Have Their Consent.
The Xew York Senate has j avr r d the
anti-cartoon bill, which prohibits news
papers publishing the portraits of ny
person without tieir consent.
LOOKING A II HAD TO lf)00.
llryan and Sewall Iiibs In New York
Bepre.-e l.tatives of one hundred club',
that fctipptirted Bryan and Sewul 1-it
fall recently met in New York and or
ganized the I'rojfiessive Democratic.
league of Mow York City. Aside fr 'u
the single tax clubs and labor orsanizu
tions whi- h took p&rt in the la-t n.
puign. there were about 2'' Bryaa
srev.ul clnbs orgauizfetl.
To Aid Flood Sufferers.
Xearly 812, 000 has been raised i.
St. Louis, Mo., to aid flood 'ntferer- i i
the South. The Terminal Hail v. ay As
sociation, composed of tho raiirond-ev
tering St. Louis, gave notice that it
would transport supplies free.
New Press Association.
There has been formed in Xe-w Yoik,
the "Publishers' Tress Association.'
temporarily to fnrrmh a general news
service by !eaed wiior otherwise
I!AI KAII.KOU) ACC1DKXT.
Engines Telescope Kuch Other, Re
suiting In Killing Three and Injur
Inx ix .
The most frightful railroad accident
that has occurred in North Carolina
since the great disaster at Bostain
bridge, near Statesville, Aug., lSDl.oe.
cm red Sunday morning at Harrisburg,
a simill town about thirteen miles north
Train No. ;iit. the north-bonnd fast
mail, on the Southern, and train No.
11, the south-bonnd local passenger.
collided, killing three persous and
wounding six. The killed are:
T. Clingman Benton, of Charlotte,
aged :!0, jnistal clerk on No. 11.
litns Liblv. of l orest Hill, ( oncord.
Will lo .'Idson, of Lynchburg, fire-
n: n o.i ;i'.
Wounded: W. U. Tunstall, of Dan
ville, engineer of No. eti, badly wadded
about head, arms and face.
I. C. Kinnev, f Ihomasville, en
gineer td No. II; scalded aUmt chest.
back, arms and neck. Will tlie.
.lames Lovell, of Richmond, conduc
tor of No. 11, cut in the face.
Fithugh Lee, colore!, porter ou Xo.
11; leirs hurt
NViiliaui Clemens, if East Durham,
X. C. ; slightly hurt.
K. 11 tiidlagher, express messenger;
hurt about head and arms; also
1 he accident occurred at 11:13
Train Xo. ;! was manned by Ku
gineer Tunstall, fireman Donaldson
and Conductor (Sentry. It left Char
lotte lute, but had orders to wait at
Harrisburg till 11:11 for Xo. 11.
The train's luuke-up con sisted of en
gine, mail cur, two express cars full o
vegetables, buguage car, Fecund and
iirst-chiss ciaches, ami two tdoepers.
The track for a mile or so approach
ing Harrisburg is perfectly straight,
except at one point where there is a
small curve and considerable cut.
1 he side track ut Hal risburg can be
plainly seen for more thun a mile, ap
proaching from Charlotte. Captain
l'unsta!l. who was of course on the look
out for No 11, kept his eye tu the dis
tant r iding, expt cling every minute to
sc.r No. II run into it, but seeing that
the track whs elear and if ) train ap
proaching, and hiiving flic right of way,
lie steamed ahead nt the rate of 4"
mih s an hoti", losing sight, by reason
of the topography of tho country, of th
siding, as he neart tl it.
No II, tlie local passenger, left Con
cord late. It wits manned by llnginetr
.). C. Kinney, I iremati Id. Lee, ami
Conductor .iiimes i .ovell. 1 1 had slow e(
up. p; fpr.i atoi y to running intothe sid
ing, a;.o was to.iv -i iteet Horn rneiiorin
ei. 1 of the switch when No. H dashed
into the ei, I.
The two engineers faced each other
w ith"; fact s bleached w ith the fear of a
lion ti le tieath. I'ngineer I'lltistall an-p-ic
1 his brakes and pimped It is not
know n wlit iht-r l .ngmeer Kinney jump
ed or not.
Almost at the same instant that the
engines faced ach other, the deadly,
crush came, and was heard for miles
I! i -i..l aid ;;.ur.d were taken ' to
Till'. Tit IK
m i i.ooK.
tl Iltisluess Scrl-
IToofls Have Mill
j oitsly--('tlton Ailvances.
Messrs. H. i. I bin At Co. 's weekly
review oi trade for tho past week is as
follows: "Out of l,Ki; failures with
liabilities of 1 10.7 rC.l iu the llrst
quarter, L'I bank failures covered more
than a fifth of the amount, or J IS, 7-1-1,-I
and :i, ;;4 failures with liabilities
oi -- ; I .sot,' or nearly three-tilths, aro
t !a-siliud thil iet-U Hceoiding to
blanches oi business, having only W7
iailii'-es and less, than a iifth of the lia
iuiil its, i' i J, oil, i, opt, in brunches of man
ufaclure or trade not spicilicd. Only
two of tlie b; mainifucturiiigclu' Hesamt
.n'y four of the IU ti lid ing classes show
liabilities lor the quarter larger than
l.i ', u-ii;-, and only five maiiiitactuiiiig
and t hret; trading show lurger average
liabilities. 1'or the month of March,
oblv three manufacturing ami four
trading elassea slitw larger amounts
than la t yearand only two manufactur
ing and live trading hhuw a larger aver
: of liabilities; in almost every case
a so it is shown thut the increase is due
to on- or two exceptionally laro fail
ui cs in that class.
iu t pile of llootls, which must have
materially affected the prospect, cotton
has only advanced l-tOluringthe week,
i i:e fate of those, who were absolutely
ct t tain that the crop of ls:i;j was very
short has left but little confidence for
further speculation. Speculation in
wool has be n checked by ttie possibili
ties that duties inuy tuke effect April
I, and some iurge shipments from
abroad have been countermanded, while
t'lideis ii'o less disposed to Hell.
..ut trading between dealers makes up
more than liaif the ales of Y.:'.V,A:
pound for tie; week, ami since t-aleB in
r ix weeks nt these markets of 7'1,4;4.;0)
pounds, it is not improbable that
many mills have, as is claimed,
a full year's supply. Tho de
mand for men's goods has diminished,
h- fust round of purchases having
been completed by many buyers with
it .- ult--. fairly encouruging and the de
mand for tire-s goods, especially of the
io-ter grade has caused an advance of
t er cent, in pome lines. The iron in
dustry i: hampered by the contest be-twt-en
Megabit ore interests, which pre
vent i as yet any settlement of ore
I rices ami feeds many to ex;ct further
declinn in linisln-d products. The Illi
nois steel works and the worksof Oliver
k Co. ami livers A Co. ut I'lttsbnrg are
-topped by labor dilJicultirs and some
fin '.aces have Mopped because the pro
din turn of pig had outrun the demand
for lini-hed products, and heavy stocks
Trietl It on tiie Duck.
William Taylor, of Marysville, Va.,
has witnesses from bis own horn? and
from Lynchburg to testify that on a
pond at his place a huge bullfrog aelzeo
a half grown 'Pack by the neck, swal
lowing it? head, and then choking fo
death too late lo be of i-ervice to th
A colony of Immigrants from lll.noi
has 1 ought a large tract of land fir
miii .s s.oiith of Washington, On. The
t.ei.nis! nr- pb-nsc-l with tlc-ir new
iio'ii", an t. as they pay cash for ev
er; thing, tic-ir iie'gl-hors are v ry
n.'i-h pl'-a -' d w ith tin -l"-
So you nr.
t-1 -vers tla'i.
: going to marry your cut-ht-r':"
oi l n.a!i has w'irLtd me eight hours a
d iv for the past ten years, and now I'm
WOIK l:i!ii oifiii.t-i'i'ir ii'Jia"
lor the next twenty years to get
I T.-Il Li-it- to hurry! If she
vo-'ii rnlss the firs', act entirely!'
-You're no; going to get her there early
to-nli'ht. he's got a new hat." Chi