lVBLreH ED. BY IlOAWOKK PUBLKHIITO CO.
' Thomas Hcsosr, Busises Masager
'FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND. FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. 0., FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1889.
H . THE NEWS, '":
i Lightning struck the stables nP Mm ninh.
TOoud, Va., idtj Railway, and sixty mules,
eren cars and the buildings were consumed.
-Koresfc; Arts In Montana continue to do
reat damage- John Williams, cook on tbe
steamship Wellington, was arrested on ar-
ral at Ban Francisco, charged with smug
gling five hundred boxos of opium.- narry
Leo and Sadie Taylor were arrested at Peo
ria, 111., charged with causing the death of
-onn Kowalk and Hannah Shearer, whose
bodies were recently found in Lake Michigan.
"T-T-Abraham t Finkbone, aged twenty-six
years, committed suicide by hanging himself
in jail at Reading Fa., where he was confined
on trie charge of setting fire to lumber works.
A national monument in honor of the
Pilgrim fathers was unveiled at Plymouth,
and Congressman Breckenridge delivered an
: address on the establishment in America of
t roe religious institutions. -A combination
has teen formed for controlling the manu
facture and sale of artiflcai ice in the South.
-Marion Newman, who is in the Wash
ington jail, charged with defrauding an in
surance company, has fallen heir to half a
million dollars. -A cargo of unripe bananas
WfU (VrnflttOfttjut htr th 'Vim Vuk Koatf.h His.
partment Michael Ryan, while 1u a de
mented condition, jumped from a window of
an express train on the Pennsylvania Rail
road and w.ig seriously Injured. -Florida
fruit dealers motin New ; York city and
formed a combino. The steamer St Law
rence ran on a rock off. Hog island in tbe
Canadian channel , and is a total wreck.-
Two passenger trains collided on tbe Rich
mond and Fredericksburg Railroad at Law
ton, near Alexandria, Va., and an engineer
was killed nnd several persons hart. The
latest Intelligence from Hay ti tells of a vic
tory of Ha p joiite. ; '; -.'' '
The fertilizer f Hctory of E. Ranb & Sons,
in Indianapolis, was destroyed by fire.
The body of r Colonel Jones, of Cincinnati
was found in a manbote, murdered and rob"
bed. Wesley JSlkins, on eleven-year, old
boy of Mason Cit, la., his confessed to ths
murder of bis parents. --William Ports, an
alledged forger who is wanted in Lewiston,
iPa., was arrested in Dubuque, la. John
JBerrv. a farmer in Canandai7na 'N -V.."
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'Who attempted to outrage an old lady, was
tarred and feathered. -Four men, all train
bnds, were, kill d by an accident on tbe
Chesapeake and Ohio. Joseph A. Starck,
' of Easton, Pa., whose accounts with the New
Uorsey Central Company (were; short, com
mitted suicide. Mark King, a miner liv
ing hear Wilkesbarrc, boat his wife to death
because suppir was not ready. James
Smith when convicted in a Cincinnati court
of outraging a little girl, declared his inno-
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cunve aim aiiierapieu suiciuo. imei jnayes
of the Chcrokeo nation, says he is ready to
call a special council, if so desirol by the
commissioners, who will nrge the sale of the
nation's lands. Tho Southern Pacific Rdl
road discharged 830 employes, in order to
lessen tbe expenses of the road. During a
storm in Chicago a framo cottage was de
stroyed and eight persons killed. Another
big flood is reported in West Virginia.
.William McClintock stabbed and killed John
Jones in Point Pleasant, W.Wa. James
Conasy, a bnrkaeper in Richmond, Va., se-
vnrolv wounded his wife with a raznr. unrl
.th.p.euVhte oa throat. -The remains of
t "an supposed to have-been murdered were
f o'uniT in the head waters of Greenbrier river
in West Virgina ' ' ; -; - .'
The President commuted the death sen
fence of Martin, the Arkansas Murderer,
whose papers be had under consideration for
Several days. Reports of damage by last
woek's storm In Sussex county, Dal., and
Wicomico and Worcester counties, Md., say
the prospective peach yield in Western Sus
sex will . ba reduced nearly one-half, while
tho corn ou the low lands is almost ruined.
The National Wool-Grower's Associa
tion has asked the President to call an extra
- session of Congress to revise the tariff laws.
j-A" party of four Indian hunters were
robbed and murdered in the Sun river
country. "Soapy Smith, tbe leader of a'
gang of crooks in Denver, Col., assaulted
rl iwvArelv iniured Colonel John Adkins.
vHt.nr of th Denver New.- The British
bark Mallsgate has been wrecked on Middle
tin reef. ' Part of the crew are missing.
A syndicate is preparing to build a pipe line
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Chicago, A new, railroad is to be con-
itructed between Fort Wayne and Chicago.
Win. Schick and Mrs, Hannah Becker
were killed at a, crossing in Louisville, and
Henry Peistner was probably fatally injured,
MrsSjodgrasf and her,two children were
irowued in .White river while attempting to
ford the stream. -Tbe full court has con
firmed the opinion of Justice Bain, of Win-
n.T rprf 4nchd Rnrkn for fTtniifittAii
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mo iuiBuua.ii wuiimgwUf 11 la., nvio
poisoned by eating dried beef. Mrs. Isa
bella WSversore. an bid Norwegian womrt
living in igei ton, was found dead in her
bed. Foufplay Is suspected. Henry Mur.
.11. Jt In Philai4ulnlil.'ni t.nlfu A..n1.
'inflicted during a drunkeu quarrel by George
Haiikinson. ; A boiler exploded in Fhila
lelphia, killing Joshua Ambler, aged twelve
pears, and fatally injuring Uebrge Scbofteld.
m. : iT . 1 1. 1 Ttr .. " 1 J . A
J ae iionuiK aau uesiera nuau im auuuc
to consolidate with some of its auxiliary
eotnpaoitw and create a consolidated mort
gage on "its existing linos. The price of
brick in Chicago has boon advanced about
.one dollar per thousand. Jacob Jamison,
the last Cornplanter Indian along the upper
Ohio, w:ib murdered and robbed. The
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pbia is In ftnajuual (litres, -The Grand
Army of the Republic has decided to dis
countenance thu viwits of posts t the grand
''encampment, owing to lha refusal, of rail
roa Jfl to reducj th3 rats.
'.;:XiyE i a tntiful night in. tvhfch as
ponw stars r Iowa ctucn avLe.
Eight Persons Killed Outright
v and Two Fatally 'Hurt,
An Unfinished Structure Falls 011 a
Cottage and Buries) the Inmates
Two Famine Annlhll-
... atcd-Fearful Work
ot a Storm.
The storm of Saturday night In Chicago
was one of the most severe that has vlsitad
that section ot the country , ' The ' rain
fall was the greatest erer known in a
tike period over four inches in two hour'
and fifteen minutes. As nearly as can be
ascertained, it was 7.30 o'clock when a terri
ble gale of wind struck a three-story briok
building which stood at tbe corner of Leavltt
11 tree t. and which had not yet been roofed.
It toppled and fell on a cottage at 7.47 o'clock,
crushing it as though it was paper, and
burying the inmates beneath tbe ruins. The
three front rooms of the cottage were occu
pied by Cornelius Ferdinandus, a Ho'lander,
and his family, consisting of his wife, Reka,
and live children, the eldest a girl of twelve,
and tue youngest an infant of one year. In
the three rear rooms lived Charles Bock, a
German laborer and his wife, Amelia, and
three ohildren, the eldest thirteen and the
youngest six years of age. As i k as possi
ble an alarm was sent to the police station,
and Lieutenant Beck and every officer on
night duty, eighteen in all, responded. En
gine companies 23 and 30 and Truck 13 were
also quickly at the 'scene of the disaster.
There was not a trace of the cottage to be
seen. It bad been buried completely out Of
sight, bnt the painful cries of a child were
heard through the sbriekings of tbe gale.
With a will tbe firemen and policemen went
to work to remove the debris, and shortly
after eleven o'clock tbe bodies of all who
were known to have been in the building
were taken out.
Tbe dead are: ) '" ' """
Cornelius Ferdinandus, aged thirty-three.
Reka Ferdinandus, his wife, aged thirty
one. '-' ; ', . .
Cora Ferdinandus, aged five.
May Ferdinandus, Infant child of Mr, and
Mrs. Ferdinandus, aged one year.
Amelia Bock, wife ot Carl Bock, aged
Annie Bock, aged eight. :
Albert Bock, aged six.
Tbe wounded are:
Carl Bock, aged forty-three, slightly
August Bock, aged tnirteen, skull crushed
and will probably die. Taken to the county
Linda . 'Ferdinandus, aged ten, badly
crushed. . , . , r
Luda Ferdinandus, aged eight, slightly
.. Gertrude Ferdinandus, agod three, skull
crushed and cannot sarvive.
Ernest Blooter, the owner of a lumber yard
at Sixty-sixth and Wallace streets, was in
Btantly kilted by an Eastern Illinois engine
during the storm, and Henry Dues, one of
his employes, was badly hurt. Tbe men were
crossing the tracks at Sixty-sixth street.
They waited for a freight train to pass and
then started to cross. The rain blinded
them. Au engine approaching from the op
posite direction struck them down.
AWFUL STORY OF A WRECK,
Only Eightof Thirty-Three Survive
A Terrible Experience.
The steamer Dora arrived at San Francisco
from Seal IslaiiJs, Alaska, brings two surviv
ors of the whaling; bark Little Oiiio, from
N?w Badford, which was wrecked off Point
Hope, Alaska, October 8, 1833. From them
details of the wreck are learned for the first
time. 1 Llsburne was sighted on morning of
October. 3. The day was windy, and toward
evening one of the worst storms ever experi
enced in that resrion came up. About Dint
o'clock the bark struck near Point Hope, but
as tbe air was dense with the snow, it was at
first thought an iceburg had been struck.
The vessel seemed to bs rapidly going to
pieces, and Captain George T. AUeu ordered
the first mate to cut away the masts. This
was the last order given by the captain and
he was never seen again, tbe heavy sea car
rying him overboard. The Ohio broke up
rapidly, but the seas were so strong that it
was impossible for the men, who nearly
frozen to death, to keep their hold on the
massa and rigging, and they were thrown to
the mercy ot the roaring waters. Altogether
there were thirty-three men on board, and
-but eight now survive. Most of tbe men
were Irosensosuri tneycouia not Keep mem
selves above the water, and perished before
the vessel went to pieces. Alexander uney
gave' up hope while on the vessel and killed
himself witb bis pistol, me nrsc mat,
Thomas F. Pease, and second mate, Thomas
H. Miles, were so badly frozen they died on
the beach.; Several of the men were killed
by the debris of the wreck while attempting
to crawl upon the beach. Octobsr 10th, the
third mate, Manuel Lopez, fourth male, Jos.
Enos, witb. their sailor, put oil to intercept
the passing whaling bark, and the natives
say they saw the .boat capsixi, and all were
A PUBLIC DEBT INCREASE;
A Somewhat Unusual Showing Caused
lij Heavy Disburstmento.
The publiodobt statement issued from th
Treasury Department shows an increase of
$1,017,311 .during the past month of July.
That there was an increase is due to unusual
ly heavy disburstments during the month.
Pension disburstments were $785,000 heaviei
than in July last year, and expenditures for
publio works -such as river and harbor im
provements and public, buildings were nearly
15,000,000 greater than in July, 1888, The
total debt to-day, less cash in the Treasury,
amounts to $ 1 ,077,663,032 ; the net cash in the
Treasury is $05,857,09(1 against 7L4S4,042 a
month ago. National bank depositaries to
day hold $18.930,703 of Government funds,
or a boat $1 500,000 less than ou July 1. The
gold fund balance in the Treasury has de
creased about $4,500,000 during, the past
month, and to-day amounts to 1182,218,163,
and the silver fund balance, exclusive of 6,
000,000 trade dollars, bullion, has increased
only $100,000 during the month, and to-day
amounts to $37,003,015.
Government receipts during July aggre
gated $31,869,200, or $500,000 more than in
July lust year, custom receipts in round
numbers amounted to $ 19,000,000 against
$ia,'O0,000 in July 1583, and internal revcuut
receipt for the past month were $10,8f8,735,
or $1,0 000 more than in July a year ago.
Eyitendttures during the pant month were
$1!,'.. or f.Vi.ywy. mora tti&tj tn July
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILED
f FIXOM MANY SOURCE i.
The sixteen-year-old daughter of An
drew Miller, Jr., of Jackson County, W. Va,,
committed suicide by shooting herself in the
The board of supervisors of Surray
County, N. C, have decided a levy a tax for
the erection ot a new courthouse to cost
Since the fanners of Middletown Valley,
Frederick County, Md., have begun thresh
ing, the wheat yield is found to be much bet
ter than was expected.
' -The Thompson-Houston Electric Light
'company has filed a bond ot $1,000 with the
aldermen of Goldsboro, N. C, to put up
electric lights in that city. . .
It baa been estimated that the probable
mortgage indebtedness of Frederick County,
Md., at the present rime, will reach an ag
gregate of over $5,000,000. u
A dispatch from Asheville, N. C, reports
a disastrous fire in Asheville, wuioh destroy
ed Williamson's wood working factory and
other property, causing a loss ot over $50,
000. . .' .
Kent county, Maryland, farmers are
threshing wheat, which, notwithstanding tbe
surplus of rain, is found to be in a Uir con
dition, averaging twenty to tmrty bushel to
the acre on good land.
Perry Cook, a brakeman on the Penn
sylvania Railroad, dkd from injuries re
ceived in a collision at Bedford, Ma. One leg
was serered near the knee and tbe other near
the ankle by being caught by the apron of
the tender. ,' . ; ' '
It Is announced on what is deemed good
nuthority that tbe Messrs. Duke Sous, of
Durham, N. C., have been offered the sum
of $4,000,000 for their entire business The
offer was made by a Nuw York syndicate,
but refused. y 4 .J-
Between the Blue Mountain House and
Pen-Mar, and along the drive to High Rock,
on South Mountain, in Maryland, tbere is a
belt less than a mile wide where tbe trees are
denuded of leaves, caused by the visitation
Df the locusts. f j, f r 4 , V, n j ; J j
Governor Wilson, of W. Va., has ap
pointed four commissioners to select tbe lo
cation and purchase the site for tbe new
State Reform School, as authorized byh e
sets of the legislature of 1830. .
Joseph Blatt, ot Wetzsll County, W. Va,
a well-known resident and an old ex-Confederate
soldier, ten days ago was thrown from
a mule on which he was riding, receiving
t uch a violent kick on the head as he fell that
he died on Monday. "
David Teel, a fireman on the towboat, J.
W. Gould, went on the deck to cool off, and,
venturing too near the side, fell overboard,
near New Cumberland, W. Va and was
drowned before assistance could, reach him.
As Mr. Luther M. Seibert, living near
Martinsburg, W. Va.", was putting hay into
bis barn, tbe horses attached 10 a four horse
wagon fell through tbe overshoot of the barn ,
killing one and seriously injuring the others.
Mr. Seibert also fell with the houes,and was
rendered unconscious. , ,
Justprevious to the arrival tof the train
on the Wheeling and Elm Grove Railroad at
Fulton, W. Va., two men piled ties on the
track at two di Zerent points to ouusa wreck.
The locomotive struct tbe first piiie, but was,
fortunately, not derailed. The second ob
struction was on a trustle. A there were
200 passengers ou the train, a fretful wreck
might have occured. ',
While Squire W. A. Settle an IsJim Birch
field were driving in a buggy fnoin Fayette
Court House, to Fayette Station. In W. Va..
a tree from the roadside fell on the buggy,
killing Squire Settle outright and badly
The breaking of a shaft in 1 the rolling
mill of the Virginia Nail and Iroti-oompany's
works, at LyncbDurg, va., cause suspen
sion of operations tbere. It walk take two
weeks to repair tbe damage, and the em
ployees will lose that much time. The works
were crowded with orders.
. A harnessmaker, named Dake of Dan
ville, Va.. was run over at Richntond, by a
train on the Chesapeake and Obioi Railroad
and literally cue to pieces. It is aupposed
that the deceased crawled into car' and fell
asleep. When he discovered the train in
motion he doubtless attempted' totyet out an 1
fell on the track. ,
- -Harry Lewis, a wagoner ott Etgecombe
County, N. C, lost his life under very pecu
liar circumstances the other day. He was
driving a double team near the.' railroad
track whoti the bridle of on of the horses
came off. He got down and wa?putting it
on again when a train came idotig and the
hur&es began to jump and plunge. The wagou
tongue was forced into the driver's breast,
killing him almost instantly.
W. F. Watson, of Spaniard's Neck, Md.,
has a curiosity in tbesbupeof a -robin's neat
and egg, having been taken pos&sion of by
a wren, who laid and batched hec own eggs,
together with the . robin's egg. When tue
young ones were hatched they were aston
ished to find a big robin in thefcr midst. The
old wren cared for the rcbin, .as well as her
own, until a cat made a raidiandibroke up
the happy family, w
Five bead of fine cattle belonging to Mr.
John Aholt, of Middletown Valley, Frederick
County, Md., died a few days ago frotn suffer
ings inflicted by the Canadian or 'exau fly.
The horns of the animals, around tbe bae
of which the flies congregated and eat the
flesh, dropped off before death relieved them
of their agony. - Much trouble among cattle
in various sections of the country i from the
same cause is being reported.
Tbe town of Reidsville, N. G,.is having
a sensation which is little short of the Lon
don Whitechapel mystery. There have been
two mysterious murders there in ornearly
one month. Monday night the thirdfwas re
ported. In January there was a freight
train wrecked near there by train robbers.
Several negroes wero arrested on suspicion
and are now on trial for their lives. All
three of the murdered victims were witnesses
in the case, and it is believed they have been
put out of the way by friends of tb&accused
now on trial.
A CYCLONE IN NEW70RK.
Property Destroyed and Persons In
juredNew Jersey Also Suffers.
At about 7 o'clock In the morning a cyclone
struck Ellis Corners, Ulster County, N. Y.,
four miles west of Highland, destroying a
large amount of property and injuring a
number ot persons.
The cyclone, which was accompanied by a
roaring sound which terrified the people,
teemed to come from a funnel-shaped cloud.
Dispatches from Union and Essex counties,
New Jersey, also tell of an unusually disas
trous storm. ' 1 ' ;. '
The damage in Essex county will reach
$100,000. Kppley Park, near Bloomfleld, is
ruined by the bursting of Adam. Loas, $40,-
CM.X). . .
WILLIAM HENRY SMITH.
There are few journalists in America who
have had a more varied and interesting
career than William Honry Smith, general
manager of tbe Associated Press, New York,
William Henry Smith first saw the . light
ot day in Columbia County, New York,
on the 1st of December, 1833, and is descended
from two old English families. His father,
William DeForrest Smith, who was born in
Litchfield county, Connecticut, in 1805, was
a grandson ot Bethel Smith, ot Kent, who
was a grandson of Rev. Henry Smith, a
' WILLIAM HENRY SMITH.
clergymen' well-known in the Connecticut
valley. His mother was a daughter of Dea
con Story Gobb. of Spencertown," Colum
bia County, who was a lieutenant in
the army during the" Revolutionary war.
aud was decended from' Daniel Gobb, who
settled in the Connecticut valley prior to
1690. The family was ot Dutch origin and
came to America for religious freedom. The
parents ot W. H. Smith emigrated to Ohio
and settled on tbe Darby plain, in Union
County, in 1835, when the subject ot this
sketch was about two years old. He being
of a studious turn of mind, was given the
advantage of a thorough education. Sub
sequently he was tutor in a Western college,
aud then assistant editor of a weekly paper
in Cincinnati, of which at the age of twenty
two, be became editor, doing also editorial
work on the "Literary Review." At the
outbreak of the late civil war he was on the
editorial staff of the Cincinnati Gazette, and
luring tbe war be took an active part in
raising troops and forwarding sanitary sup
plies, and in political work for strengthing
the government. He was largely instru
mental in bringing Gov. John Brough to the
front as tbe candidate of the uuited Repub
licans and war Democrats, and at Brough
alection, in 1303, he became the latter's pri
vate secretary. The next year he was elect
ed secretary of state on the United ticket by
a majority of about 00,000, and was re
elected in 1809. ' He retired from public office
to establish the Evening Chronicle at Cin
cinnati, but his health giving way he was
forced to withdraw from all activu work.
In January 1870, he took chargo of the affairs
of tho Western Associated Press, with head
qiarters at Chicago In 1877 he was ap
pointed by President Hayes collector of the
port at that city, and was instrumental in
bringing about important reforms in customs
methods in harmony with tbe civil service
policy of the administration. In Jaouiry,
1883, be effected the union ot the New York
Associated Press with the Western Associa
ted Press, and became general manager of
the consolidated association. Mr. Smith is
a student of historical subjects. He is au
thor of "The St. Clair Papers," a biography
of Charles Hammond, and many contribu
tions to American periodicals. He has part
ly completed apolitical history of the United
States. " By his investigations in the British
Museum he has brought to light many un-
Bublished letters of Washington to Col.
ienry Bouguet, and has shown that those
which were published by Jared Sparks were
not given correctly.
A YEAR OF GREAT DISASTERS.
fifteen Thousand Lives Lost and70,
000,000 Worth Property Destroyed.
J udged by the record of its fl rst si x months,
the year 18S3 bids fair to be remembored as
tbe year of dis istcr all over tho world. Dur
ing the month of January there were no
terious railroad wrecks exespt tho collision on
the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio rail
road, in which eight persons were killed and
as many more seriously iojured; hut tbere
were fifteen marine disasters, Involving a
loss of 155 lives, included among them being
the steamboat Paris C. Brown, which went
down in the Mississippi river, costing the
loss of eleven lives. February and March
were also singularly free from railroad dis
asters, but ttu marine losses in February
weft 1S4, an increase of 119 over January.
During the same month twenty persons lost
their lives by a railroad disaster in Belgium,
ten by a wind storm in Nebraska, twenty
three by tbe terrible hotel fire in Hartford.,
Conn., 200 by an earthquake in Costa Rica,
thirteen by a cyclone in Georgia, and eleven
by a powder explosion in Wilkesbarre, Pa.
In March tbe marine losses further increased
to S51, tho number being swelled by the 140
sailors of the German and American war
vessels who were drowned during the hurri
cane at tbe Samoan Islands. '
In May the floods began their work ot
death and devastation. The first intelligence
came from Austria and Bohemia, where 135
lives were lost. Tbe consummation was in
tin Conemaugh Valley on tho I ait day of
the month, when nearly live thousand
persons perished and $10,000,000 worth of
property was destroyed. The mouth was
characteriz3d by a frightful series ot disas
ters. Thirty persons were killed by an acci
dent on the Pennsylvania road at La t robe;
seventy bv a railroad disaster at Armagh,
Ireland; 1200 by a fire in China ; 49 by a fall
ing market building in Mexico; 70 by a mine
dimster in Austria, and 70 by a cyclone in
Cuba. July iv opt up the record witb
railroad, mine and storm disasters. Alto
gether during the first six months of the year
nearly 15,000 lives were lost in disasters of
all Kinds Besides the lews of property in
volved in these disasters, fire has swept away
property amounting to over $70,0Oj,00J in
value in the United States, it adds to tbe
mournful record of the six months that sui
cides, murders, hangings, lynchings, and
crimes of all kinds have also suown a marked
increase over the correlspoodiug period for
many years past, v ( :
Tire total American production of pig Iron
for the tix months endm Jrae 80 was 4,107,
W3 net tons of 3000 por .ytet the largest pro-
faction i the MftsrfX ' mtel-d, 1
TRADE OF THE f EEL
Average Demand and Moder
rate Movement Continues.
Excellent Crop Prospects and other
Conditions Makethe Outlook Fav
orable Active Demands for
Special telegrams tetBradst reef's fully con
firm its report of only "an average demand
and moderate distribution" in general trade,
made last week, and show a continuance of
these conditions. New York City, Boston,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati; Cleve
land, St. Louis and San Francisco are In
cluded In this characterization. The excep
tion, If any, is tbe iron and steel industries
at leading points of production. "
Kansas City reports a decline in the vol
ume Of trade, and rains have damaged wheat
and corn in tbe shock in the region near
Omaha and St Joseph. There is only a fair
volume of trade at Detroit, Galveston and
Savannah. Crops at the South are promising,
and for some days the like has been true in
the Northwest, where a wheat crop is now
expected equal to that of 1888. Excessive
heat has decreased tbe volume of general
business at New Orleans, San Francisco's
Hour and bullion exports to China are grow
ing rapidly, , - . , . : ' : ' 1
Aside from the movement in iron and steel,
there is no unusual or notable general distri
bution of staple products. ' Crops prospectr
and indications of heavy railroad trafile
cause a decidedly better tone and recovering
prices in stock speculation at Now York,
though without much increase of activity.
Bonds are dull. Money at New York is easier
and less apprehension is felt about the antici
pated dram to. tbe West. Call loans are S per
cent, and time money 5 per cent.' Foreign
exchange is weak and lower en decreasing
demand, and a bettor supply.
Breadstuff s prices have been higher, and
tbe demand for seeculat on and export gen
erally more active. Russian and German
wbeat crop reports are no more favorable,
but those from Dakota and Minnesota now
promise about as much wbeat as last year.
The decrease of invisible wheat, both coasts,
July 1 against like date 18S8, is calculated at
5,000,000 bushels, about 25 per cent, and of
visible wheat 12,000,000 bushels, or S8 per
cent , - '.- -
Grain room lsbeingengaged freely, largely
for corn. Wheat clones and corn Jc
higher on the week. Exports, wheat (and
flour as wheat) both coasts this week equal
1,385,330 bushels, against 1.46J.202 bushels
last week, and 2,273,71 bushels in the fourth
week, ot July 1883. Eaglish and French
crop reports will to a large extent determine
' the course of nereby , exports. The United
States probably carry over into the new crop
; year the smallest wbeat stocks within the
decade, " . ' . ....
Witb free arrivals of raw sugar and free
offerings, partly to arr.ve, prices have gives
way when sellers withdrew from tbs
market. The demand for refined continues
cheeked, and refiners are still storing their
products to await an expected more active
bales of coffee in speculative markets, based
on weaker cables and more promising crop
reports, depressed prices about 2-5o per
pound. :: ''
Dry goods commission men at New York
report a steady but moderate demand for
cotton and woolen goods. Some disappoint
ment is expressed at the slowness of Fall
trade. Jobbers are preparing for fall open
ings, aud report a quiet but steady demand.
Prices are uniformly firm with an advance
ot one-sixteenth in print cloths and mors
strength in low-grade worsteds. Foreign
s lss and woolens are in better demacd. Dry
goods exports are light. Raw wool is steady
on moderate inqairy from manufacturers.
Higher prices ot finished goods check sale!
and Induce light re-orders by the mills. Raw
cotton is in good demand at New York at
I-I60 advance. Speculation is more aotivo.
HEAVYCLOUDS OF ASHES.
Gathered from the Blazing Forests
The Sun Obscured.
The forest fires which havo been prevailing
In Montana for a week show no signs of
abatement. From Helena, west, north and
south, a great black cloud of rmoke bangs
over the country, and. for six .. , the sun
has not been seen. Granville Stuart, than
whom 110 man in Montana is better able to
judge, estimates the damage at half a million
dollars. At Missoula, in Western Montana
tbe streets, buildings and sidewalks are cov
ered with ashes. The air is like a blast from
a furnace. The. atmosphere is filled with
crisp embers that have descended like a light
fall of snow. It is estimated that the loss in
Jifferson county from forest fires so far this
season will aggregate in tbe neighborhood of
$25,000, consisting mainly of common wood
cut and prepared for market, in addition to
which an immense amount of standing tim
ber has been destroyed. The fire now raging
in Boulder Canon, near Bernice, has been
most destructive of property. The larger
part of the cord wood consumed In this bias)
was consigned to the Anaconda Smelter. In
the neighborhood ot the great mining camp
of . Philipsburg the damage has been im
mense, while tbe town of Granite is in immi
nent danger of being destroyed. The moun
tains above the city are all ablaze and, while
no danger to tbe city is feared, tbe heat and
stifling smoke are almost unbearable.
v MARKETS. - i
B altisiobb Flour City Mills, extra, $4.90
at5.10. Wheat Southern Fultz, 87Ua88;
Corn Southern White, 45a46Kcts, Yellow
43a44 eta. Oats Southern and Pennsylvania
30a34 cts. ; Rye Maryland & Pennsylvania
50a52cts. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
15 00a15 50;Straw-Wheat,8,00a$8.50 -Butter,
Eastern Creomery,17aS)cts., near-by receipts
16al7cts; Cheese Eastern Fancy Cream,
al cts., Western, 8a9 cte; Eggs 12f
al3; Tobacco Leaf Inferior, laf'i.00, Good
Common, 3 00a $4 00, Middling, 5a$0.00 Good
to fine red,7a$9; Fancy, 10a$ 13.
New York Flour Southern Common to
rair extra, $3,7503.35; Wheat-No 1 White 87
a88: Rye State, 54a56; Corn Southern
Yellow, 44ja44. Oats-White,State33Ka33C
cts.; Butter-State. 1216 cts. ; Cheese-State,
7a8cts.; Eggs 14al5 cts. -
Fna,A.BEi.pHtA Flour Pennsylvania
fancy, 4.2.54. 75; Wheat Pennsylvania and
Southern Red, 87a87; Rye Pennsvivania
62a5Scts;Corr .Southern Yellow, 44a44W eta
.Oat8-33Ma34cts.; Butter-State,l$Kal7 cts.;
Cheese Y. Factory, ays ou.' .ggs
State, l-iiui v cts. 1
Baltiwjrb Beef, 4 tWa4 45; Sheep $3 00
a4 50, Hog tG00!i0 25. 1
MW York Beef M 50a5 0;Sbeep-$4 00
a5 25;Hoe t4 60n510.
Ekst liBicRTT Beef 14 50..) 00; f.:heep
I ; r,v, .jjiL !!,, i25al ' " -
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
The Mexican custom bouse at Sassily. So
nora, tumbled down a few days ago, killing
George H. Fletcher, while standing near
an unflnishe 1 elevator in New Orleans, was
killed by a brick which fell from the sixth
story. '.', :"
M. H. Homey, while putting up au awn
ing in tbe second story of a building la Bal
timore fell to the ground, and, striking bis
head was killed. . ..
Two freight trains on the Central ! New
Jersey Railroad collided near Dunelleo, N.
J., making a bad wreck. A tramp who was
stealing a ride, was killed.
; Two men were struck and killed by a
Western express train at South Harrisburg,
Pa One was apparently 20 and the other
80 years of age. A paper in the pocket of
one bore tbe address of John Keiser, Jersey
City. ;, , V; :;-.,:(- ' 7':
Seven-year-old Johnnie Green disappeared
during a picnio near Chicago, and after a
continuous search in various directions bis
body was found in a cesspool on tbe picnio
grounds. ''f-- - 'f:'
Arnold Francis and a young man named
Keim were killed by tbe bursting of a rap
idly revolving milk and cream separator, at
Kimbertoa Creamery, near Kiniberton,
Chester county, Pa.
Joseph Larsen, aged 14 years, was over
come by tbe damp while cleaninga well near
Macedonia, Iowa, and J. A. Wilson wbo was
lowered to rescue the boy was also overcome.
Both died. ' . ' ' "
: Frederick Tullier, aged 24 years, a waiter
at tbe Hotel Gerlacb, New York, tell down
thu elevator shaft from tbe ninth story to
the basemeut, a distance of 110 feet, and '
was killed. , ', ,T - ;' '"
: Three f ourteenryear-old boys attempting to
cross a brook at Lowell, Massachusetts, be
came entangled in weeds, got beyond their
depth, and two ot them, named Fortier and
George Cyr, were drowned.
, - A passenger train ran into a freight train '
near Waterloo, (Virginia,' crushing-' five
freight cars and the freight engine, The
engineer and conductor were injured, and a
colored tramp stealing a ride was killed. ;
. A severe storm of wind and ' rain passed
over Morgan county, .Illinois, doing great
damage to tbe crops, blowing down trees,
fences and buildings, killing horses and cat
tle, and severely injuring a number of por
ions. ,' V, ." ' ,'. "" .
A hand car propelled by four section men,
m the Western Railroad, ran into a wagon
st a crossing in Soy brook, Illinois. Two
men were fatally injured J. B. VFella,driver
of the wagon and one of the section hands
named Nelson. . - . v .
News from Ounalaska, by tbe steamer -Bertha,
which has arrived at San Francisco,
confirms the recent reports of the loss of
three whaling schooners James A. Ham- '
ilton, Otter and Annie. The vessels carried
about CO officers and men. -
v An explosion of gas took place In Na 14
Shaft at Port Blanchard, Pa., operated by
the Pennsylbania Coal Company, , Five min
ers, named Barrett, Harris, Daugbef, Mo
Donald, and an Unknown 'Hungarian, were
burned, the first three it is said, fatally.
Tbe steamer St. Nicholas, with 500 col
ored excursionists on board, ran into the
closed drawbridge over, St Augustins creek,
four miles south ot Savannah, demolishing .
the forward portion ef tbe steamer, killing
two women and Injuring twenty-eight men
and women, some, it is feared fatally. -
Charles Degnan was killed at Southington,
Connecticut, while trying to board a mov
ing freight train. His foot caught In the
step of the caboose and he fell backwards,
his foot wedging so as to iio'd him, and was
dragging in this way a quarter ot a mile be
fore he was discovered.
. A freight train frightened a horse in Har
mony, Fenna. The ani m&l backed tbe wagon
over the railroad embankment, throwing
tho occupants out . Miss Nana Oppenbeimer '
was thrown under the train and instantly '
killed. Miss Amanda Klee was fatal! v in
jured, and Misses Bella Wosmser and Flor
beim were badly hurt . ;
John Myers, a carpenter, was at work on
a small building in Baltimore when a gaso
line stove exploded within, threatening the
dwelling with destruction. He rushed into
tbe house, grasped the flaming stove and
carried it into the street Tbe burning gas
oline poured down his back and arms, but be
clung to the stove until be had placed it
where it could do no further damage. He
was so badly burned that there is little hope
of his recovery. t:
A landslide has occurred on the Northern
Pacific Railroad, near Miles Citv. Montana.
It happened at a point on tbe Yellowstone
Division where tbe track skirts Yellowstone
river, with the turbulent stream ou one side
and a high alkali bank on tbe other. - With
out warning or apparent cause this bank
gave way, and the mass of earth for a dis
tance of 500 feet along the track and from
300 feet away slid down tbe river.completely
burying the railroad. : ... - '
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS.
An Excellent Showing for, the Year
in Every Direction.
Reports from all parts of South Carolina,
Show that remarkable crops have been made,
In fact better than any year since the war.
The seasons have just been right, and all
crops are maturing in fine style. ; Corn is
made and the crop is twenty-five per cent
ahead of last year. Tbe area planted is about
two per cent greater than last season. No
Western corn- will be needed this winter, as
the crop will be more than enough for South
But little wheat was planted. It has done
wolL The oats crop is about ten per cent '
Letter than last year, with thirty per cent
Increase in acreage.
The truck farmers have never had es pros
perous a year. The yields have been enor
mous, and the returns from Northern market
have been satisfactory. .
The oldest iohabitant bas never seen tbe
equal of the fruit crop. It is ninety p?r cent
above last year. Much has been snipped and
much is rotting in orchards. Local markets,
are full of the finest varieties at tbe lowest
prices. Fine melons sell at five cents, excel-
lent grapes ot three cents per pound, peaches,
pears and apples at live cents per dozen.
Farmers ara fatteniug bogs ou fruit
The present indication is that cotton will
be twenty-five per cent above last year. It
Is generally considered safe, though lnvi v j
rains la September would greatly oam.ie It
The prospoct for rice wus never ino j en
couraging. The crop is about thre
late, but the fields are in frood condition .n i
the crop is magnificent Tlire is still ;, ; -from
September fresaets. If the? don't .tn
the crop will show an Increase of fully t n -per
ET THE ADIfcONDACKS
TYoiTr tle most cowardly rrn- ' .
ever met." sirred tho iloj to i!ie ,!
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