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Western farmers are vieing with one
another in reporting large yields of pigs.
Mr. J. G. Duxberry, of Fillmore county,
Minnesota, writes to the Breeders’ Gazette
that one of his Poland-China sows pro
duced thirty-four pigs in twelve months
all of which were doing well.
Species of Plants.
. S l* a^®a that there are now known
to botanists 173,70 k species of plants. Os
these 68,475 are flowerless and 105,231
flowering. In the time of Linnaeus, 125
years ago, less than 9,000 were known.
The following is given as a. cheap, yet
valuable tonic powder for horses and
mules "out of condition,” and that need
an appetizer: Sulphate of Iron, three
ounces; pulverized sugar, ’two ounces.
Mix and divide Into twelveipowders. Give
one morning and night in the food.
Quinces are propagated quite easily
from cuttings, suckers or by budding and
grafting, and when good varieties are
used in this way the fruit pays well for
the labor bestowed upon it. A great
many of the quinces in our markets show
defects and indicate that there is some
trouble in the growing or in the selec
tlons of varieties. If an old quince stock
is growing on the place it is much better
- to bud new and better varieties on it than
to |;orinit it to produce indifferent fruit.
The quince itself is more of a shrub than
WW-e the quince has always been rec
ommended for moist soils, it should not
be planted on wet, swampy land. What
the plants n.-i-d is a warm, rich soil, and
not a cold, wet, swampy land. If the
warm rich soil is fairly moist, so much
the better. Light, dry, sandy soils are
not good for it, but neither are the low
wet, cold soils of many of our lowlands,
where quince orchards are now located.
If the soil is rich and moist the necessary
moisture can be supplied without very
much trouble. times very rich
—1 f >as been thOr-
t s? e8 ’ but ls the soil is choked
I‘P’R, ,y» tPr cannot percolate
u ? h 16 ‘hero is little prospect
©f qtuftces doing well on it.
ihe quince is attacked by borers and
fungi, as are other fruit trees, and if g‘ood
10 ox P e oted they must be
attended to. The trunk and roots should
•' h o .u e y e s P r >ng and fall for
borers, and the foliage must be sprayed
blight which affects leaf
and fruit. The reason that so many of
our quinces are not marketable is that
these diseases ruin the fruit.
some are so supe
rior to others that they should always be
sought. Rea’s Mammoth is a fine, orange
shaped q uince of great value. Tne Cham
pion is a later variety, and Meech’s Pro
!! u V Rl ’ eat P™ du cer- The Fuller is a
valuable, pear-shaped variety, while the
Borgeat is a more recent addition. The
Fontenay and Angers make good stock
for dwarf pears. American Cultivator.
Green Stuff in the Chicken Yard.
To successfully mate the fowlsand keep
them pure, if thoroughbred, it is neces
sary to inclose them in rather small
yards, yards that as a general thing are
not large enough to sustain both chickens
and grass; and as old fowls will not
thrive, and young chickens will not grow
nor keep healthy without green stuff of
some kind, the question of how best to
produce and maintain it, is one of con
siderable importance as well as per
plexity. It has certainly worried us in the
past, until we hit upon a happy scheme
that solved the problem.
We have y ards both in in the country
and city. The former are large (45x125
feet) and have plenty of grass, but in
town they are much smaller, so we had to
make some provision other than natural
growth in providing grass for our town
We used to fence off corners and small
patches and sow rye, oits and wheat in
them, and then when it was four to six
inches high, we would gather it and feed
it to our chickens. But that took a good
deal of time daily, and the writer’s time
is pretty well taken up in his daily busi
ness; so we hit upon another scheme
to provide green stuff. We
took our spade and went right
into the center of the yard and dug up
and raked over a space Bxl2 feet, then we
?;ot some strips of wood 3x2 inches, 12
eet in length, and took some laths and
nailed the latter to the strips, only
one inch apart. We made two such
pieces of lattice work. Then we sowed
wheat and oats thickly over our piece of
anaded ground and took our lath frames
and laid them over it, elevating tbe two
inner edges about eight inches from tbe
ground, nailing them to small upright
posts, driven into the ground. We then
closed each end with a few- laths, and
the job was complete. We had nearly
I<M) square feet of ground sown to oats
and wheal, and a frame-work over it.
Tne green stuff came up thickly and
grow nicely. The fowls could go all over
the laths, but they could not get their
heads through the cracks, and so they
eould not pull up nor scratch up the
stuff by the roots They just had to wait
till the green carat, up through the
( cracks between the laths, and then they
could eat it, and it did not take but a day
or so for it to grow high enough for the
chb kens to get another good feed of it.
In this way we maintained green food
right in our chicken yards all the season.
(Occasionally we would sow a fresh place I
and move, the lattice frames over it.
The chickens like to jump on the frames
and stand and dress their feathers, and
to sun themselves when the ground is
damp and wet. in fact we find the ‘green
frames” and the «green stuff a splendid
addition to a small .s ard.— Tennessee Far
“Bark Comstock" says; Scientific
students of heredity long since discovered
that where animals of mixed breeds are
crossed promiscuously together there is
a constant struggle of nature to revert
back to a fixed type, and generally the
type which is common to the ancestry of
most of the animals in the pedigree of
the youngster produced; but as blood
influences do not always accord with the
arithmetical ratio of the blood itself, that
is not always the case. This tendency to
revert to a previous type has been seized
upon by. breeders as a means of establish
ing breeds through in breeding of the blood
of someone or more animals possessing the
type it is desired to fix upon the
breed. Colling commenced with the bull
Hubbuck, and he and his successors
established and perfected the Shorthorn
breed of cattle, which continues to breed
true to the established type when kept
pure, and which when crossed struggles
to assert its type.
The true theory of inbreeding is little
understood by the superficial breeder.
An animal may possess the blood of a
given ancestor without possessing the
least appreciable evidence of it in his ten
dencies or traits, in fact may be the coun
terpart of some other ancestor, or bear
the stamp of a group of ancestors.
Inbreeding by means of such animals
yvill not tend' to fix the type of the desired
ancestor on his descendants. It is not
alone that separate lines from a common
source should be reunited, but those sep
arate lines must each possess the ten
dencies typified in the common source.
That being the case, each will help and
support the other in. nature’s struggle to
cast back to type. When there is
strength enough in this united effort it
prevails not only in reproducing the type
sought, but it eradicates contending in
fluences and makes a prejiotent indi
vidual, or one that is practically thor
oughbred in the type.
In reproducing animal nature, blood in
fluences have their affinities and repel
lents, just as we find the same in the
chemistry of material nature. If we
bring in contact certain chemical ele
ments that have a strong affinity for each
other, it is well known that though each
be locked up in combination with other
elements, their mutual attraction is such
that they will dissolve those connections
and unite with each other in a new com
bination. In like manner congenial blood
elements brought newly in contact will
relinquish former affiliations to
blend with each other in more
powerful affinity. In harmonious
union is strength, and such com
binations of “nicks” quickly dominate
the blood influences and banish opposing
tendencies, as in the fluxion of metals the
cohesive particles assimilate and throw
off the slag. The constant tendency to
revert to a preceding type is aided by in
breeding whenever the elements of the
inbreeding are typical of the common an
cester from which they spring. Every
student of pedigree has noticed that a
typical strain from a superior source has
usually a tendency to nick well when
coupled with a kindred line from the
same fountain.—Rural World.
NUTMEG MSLON CULTURE.
A Sketch of These Delicious Melons
and How to Handle Them.
This important vegetable is known by
different names at the present day. If we
open a catalogue we see green nutmeg,
bird cantaloupe, cream mush melon, Hack
ensack, etc., says the Home and Weekly.
Melon-—The fruit of a cucurbitaceous
plant which is eaten raw.
Muskmelon —Has a small fruit with a
yellow pulp and an agreeable flavor.
Watermelon—Has a watery fruit.
Both are native of India.
Cantaloupe—So called from the castle
of Cantaloupe in Italy, a small round
ribbed variety of muskmelon, of a very
From the above definitions we observe’
that there are three established names:
Watermelon, muskmelon and eantulohpe.
Gray in his botany divides them into
watermelon and muskmelon. But when,
where, and how the name nutmeg was
applied Ido not know. In fact, the term
nutmeg is almost universal in some sec
tions of Ohio, as well as some other mar
kets outside of the state. The different
names create confusion. Thby do not
designate different strains. Most varie
ties of the present day, except the Little
Gem, aye no doubt considerably larger as
well as poorer in flavor than the original
once grown at the castle of Cantaloupe.
And yet Mr. Gardner says: “An acre of
those small varieties, well planted, will
produce 400 bushels.”
The perfect soil for nutmeg culture is
one in which fertile sand predominates.
Almost any soil under favorable condi
tions, may be made to produce a crop, but
it is questionable whether a paying crop
for a series of years, can be grown on
soils not naturally adapted to it. It is
not absolutely necessary that the soil
must be extremely rich. If a green crop
of rye or clover is turned under, so much
the better. Furrow out the ground both
ways, if possible, from five to six feet, ac
cording to the strong th of the soil.
Planting must be delayed until the
soil is warm. Those who cultivate Lima
beans can easily gauge the time by them.
Be not too saving about the seed. Nu
merous foes attack them and frequently
three-fourths, aud occasionally four
fourths will perish. Put at least from
fifteen to twenty-live seeds in each hill.
Drop them close together; being close
they come through the ground easier.
The moment the ground begins to crack,
eternal vigilance is necessary. Perhaps a
single cut worm during one night will
eat off every plant on a hill. I have never
found a perfect remedy to control this in
The striped cucumber bug is a very
troublesome pest. No perfect remedy.
Dusting the plants with land plaster,
road dust, tobacco dust, etc., will help
Nutmeg growers need not be surprised
some morning if they see their bright,
prospective future all destroyed by the
voracious insect. These pests come in
swarms and are generally the most de
structive, during warm, sultry weather.
Alter the plants are well hardened and
the leaves are rough, the insect will do
very, little damage. Thin out to two or
three in a hill, and perhaps in rich soil
one in a hill will bring more melons than
three. Thorough, shallow culture is ab
solutely necessary if the highest yield is
expected. The yield may be from noth
ing to 200 barrels per acre. The blight,
commonly called rust, sometimes attacks
the vines, and in a few days the whole
patch is dead.
The income depends entirely upon the
home market. Be not deceived with the
doctrine continually promulgated, that
good fruits and vegetables always find a
profitable market. I have seen the best
nutmegs go a begging at 25 cents per bar
rel; yea, actually knew hundreds of bar
rels to find no sale. In years gone by it
may have been true that good fruits and
vegetables always brought fair figures,
but at present the profit lies in earliness.
When the melons readily separate from
the stems, they are ready to harvest.
In warm weather it is necessary to
gather them every day. Not Every
melon is fit to sell. Some years
nearly half are only fit for cow feed.
Right at this point the nutmeg trade is
injured. At first all nutmegs are dumped
pn the market because they bring a fait
price. The result is hundreds of con
sumers get disgusted and will buy no
more the balance of the season. If commis
sion merenants and retailers would posi
tively refuse to buy the poor specimens,
then those growers who wish to put only
the good specimens upon the market
would have some encouragement. But
under the present condition, some dealers
handle only the cneap trash ana there are
always growers, who will furnish them,
and the final result is we all sell cow feed,
but it does not pay.”
THE WEEKLY NEWS (TWO-TIMES-A-WEEK): THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1894.
The Functions of Lime in the Soil.
In the translation from the German
which appeared recently, it was stated
that lime was an accumulator of nitro
gen. This is true in part only, it cer
tainly increases the stock of available
nitrogen in the soils, for when caustic
lime is applied to land, it at once.decom
: poses all organic matter in it containing
■ nitrogen, as grass, manure, muck, etc.,
and liberates nitrogen as ammonia.
Though the soil retains with tight grasp
‘ a small quantity of ammonia, still, if the
amount liberated is large, a correspond
ing amount will be lost, so the folly of ap
i plying lime in large applications is
seen. No more should be applied than
will liberate sufficient ammonia to be
taken up by tbe growing crop. The im
mediate effect from an application of lime
on land which contains a considerable
amount of organic matter is to greatly in
* crease tbe crop; if no plant food is added,
I after a few years have elapsed the soil
, will be left poorer than before. This will
ibe readily understood when we con
sider that lime is not really a
I plant food, but more of the nature of a
stimulant; and if large crops are
taken off and nothing added, the land is
sure to become exhausted. These facts
■ have given rise to the common idea that
large applications of lime impoverish the
’ soil. More lime than is necessary for
the use of plants is found in all ordinary
soils. Lime also tends to the unlocking
of inorganic food supplies, and this is es
pecially true of potash and soda. It also
i has a good effect upon soils which are
' i known as sour, as it will, to a certain
' extent, neutralize tbe acid in the soil.
1 Other advantages gained by an applica
tion of lime will be the rendering of
stiff soils more pliable, and destroying
various forms of insect life and fungus
LABOR ORDERS TO HARMONIZE.
A Joint Conference Now in Session
at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Mo., June 11. —The joint con
ference between the heads of the Knights
of Labor and American Federation of
Labor which it is confidently expected
will cement the two great labor organiza
tions with bonds of lasting friendship,
and include all the other
great labor organizations, such
as the various railway organi
zation. the Farmers Alliance and other
bodies not in strict accord with the
knights and federation, began at 10
o’clock this morning in the LaClede
hotel. The conference was called to
order by General Master Work
man Sovereign. The organiza
tions represented are the Knights of
Labor, American Federation of Labor.
Brotherhoods of Engineers, Firemen and
Brakemen. Federation of Railwav Train
men, Order of Railway Conductors ana
At 3 o’clock p. m., a recess was taken
. until nearly 5 o’clock p. m.
The details of the conference are not
given out, but it is learned from a relia
ble source that the speakers do not favor
amalgamation of the different trades and
labor organizations. They advocated,
however, harmonious union and. con
certed action in all matters concerning
their mutual benefit, and for the pur
. poses of the protection of labor against
capital. It is believed that the confer
ence will agree that all labor organiza
tions shall bind themselves to an agree
ment as outlined above.
A Conference To Be Held at Altoona
Philadelphia, Penn., June 11.—Henry
Berwind, of the Berwind-White Coat
Company and chairman of the committee
of the Central Pennsylvania coal opera
tors. appointed to meet their striking em
ployes, received a telegram, to-day from
District iprefcident Bradley.- of the
United Mine Workers Association,
requesting that the operators’
committee confer with the representa
tives of the Central Pennsylvania miners
at Altoona to-morrow. The operators,
headed by William Kelley, immediately
met in the office of the Berwind-White
Company, and after an informal confer
ence decided to meet the representatives
of the strikers, as requested. The com
mittee left for Altoona to-night. Hopes
are entertained that the conference will
end the troubles.
The message of President Bradley
is said to have been couched
in more conciliating tones than former
communications, and the fact that the
operators are asking to meet the strikers
does away with the objections previously
expressed against interference.
The Berwind-White Cqal Company is
making extensive preparations to resume
work at its mines, whatever maj’ be the
result of the conference.
RESCUE OF THE CAPTIVES.
The Font Badly Abused Miners Found
by tne Deputies.
Uniontown, Pa., June 11.—At noon to
day a posse of deputy sheriffs found four
of the captive workmen in a camp of the
strikers near Kyle, and effected their re
lease withouta conflict. The men bore evi
dence of rough treatment, but were not
seriously injured. They were brought to
Uniontown and made information against
the strikers, who had held them prison
ers. They were then taken to their homes
DRIVEN OUT BY A THREAT.
He Had Expressed Sympathy for the
Cripple Creek Miners.
Denver Col., June 11.—Giles O. Pearce,
a metallurgist of Colorado Springs, has
come to Denver after receiving the fol
To Giles Otis Pearce, Anarchist: We, as a
committee, do not think there is room for you
in Colorado Springs. Now take warning. This
is final, signed » * Committee.
Pearce was jailed for five days because
he openly expressed sympathy for the
Cripple Creek miners.
St. Louis’ Conference a Fizzle.
St. Louis, Mo., June 11.—Less than a
dozen miners and only two operators were
on hand when the conference was called
in East St. Louis this morning. Recog
nizing the whole affair a failure, the
meeting adjourned sine die.
Scotch Miners to Strike.
Edinburg. June 11.—The Scotch Mine
Owners Association was officially warned
to-day that 70.000 miners would strike
work on June 24, if the association car
ries out its intention of reducing wages
by one shilling a day.
Two Turbulent Meetings Dispersed
by the Police.
Vienna, June 11.—At an anarchist
meeting yesterday at Neu Lerchenfeld, a
suburb of this city, the authorities were i
denounced in violent language. The police
were finally called upon to interfere and
disperse the meeting. A riot followed,
during which cheers were raised for
anarchy and socialism. The police even
tually succeeded in restoring order, after
arresting four of the anarchist leaders.
A workingmen s meeting on Land
strasse was ‘also dispersed, owing to the
fact that one of the speakers made a vio
lent verbal attack upon the minister of
A Jury Unable to Agree.!
Nashville. Tenn., June 11.—The jury in
the case against M. A. Shurr, president
Os thedefunct Commercial National Bank
charged with false certification of checks,
failed to agree to-day and were discharged
by Judge Sage.
ALABAMA BRIDGES ABLAZE.
The Striking Miners Suspected of the
Five Structures Wholly or in Part
Destroyed in the Last Five Days.
The First Regiment Sent to Pre
vent the Blowing Up of a Bridge
Birmingham, Ala.. June 11.—Three
companies of the first regiment were sent
to Blue Creek this afternoon on informa
tion thp.t. a large number of armed men
were known to have massed near that
point for the purpose of going to Chinn
creek Bridge on the Birmingham Mineral
railroad, and blowing that bridge up with
dynamite. This road is a branch of the
Louisville and Nashville, which runs to
the Blocton coal fields, and is therefore an
important one. Up to this hour, nothing
has been heard of the troops.
Within five days five bridges have
either been totally or in part destroyed,
and it has been laid at the doors of the
A TRAIN WRECKED.
■ Thursday near Patton, on the Georgia
Pacific railroad, a bridge was destroyed
and a coal train ran into it, injuring four
1 men and destroying several coal cars.
Saturday morning near Adamsville, on
the Kansas City, Memphis and Birming
ham railroad, a bridge was found burn
ing, the ties and stringers being saturated
Yesterday on the Linton branch of the
Louisville and Nashville, from Warrior
to Linton and Coaldale, a trestle was
burned. The bridge was fired from both
ends, was 80 feet long, and was totally
On the Galloway branch of the Kansas
City, Memphis and Birmingham, near
Carbon Hill, a bridge was discovered on
fire. Fifty feet of the structure was
BLOWN UP WITH DYNAMITE.
Another bridge across Chickasaw
creek, on the main line of the Kansas
City Memphis and Birmingham, was
almost entirely destroyed with dynamite
about midnight last night. This occurred
just after fast mail No. 4 had passed
over. The entire abutment of one end
was blown away. This bridge has as
yet not been thoroughly repaired and
transferring has been resorted to. This
structure is built of iron and it will cost
considerable to repair it.
At 1:30 o’clock this morning, the track
walker of the Kansas City, Memphis and
Birmingham railroad at Carbon Hill,
found a trestle two miles beyond that
point on fire. This bridge is 150 feet long
and was on fire at both ends. Five bents
of this structure were destroyed. Os
course, all these bridge burnings are
charged to the miners, whether guilty or
THE MINERS DESPERATE.
Desperation is depicted on the counte
nances of many of the miners, and it is
! not unlikely that many of their families
j are in desperate circumstances. A con
i ference of miners and operators is called
i for to-morrow, but it is understood the
I operators will not confer with the men.
Negroes are plentiful and are being em
ployed in the several mines, and it looks
as if the strikers will not have any offers
from those who own aud operate the mines
in this district.
THE TROOPS OFF FOR BLOSSBURG.
Birmingham, Ala., June 11,11:15 p. m.—
The three companies of t he First regiment
ordered to Blue Creek have just returned
and the entire regiment has been ordered
to Blossburg, where trouble is expected
to-night. Just enough men have been left
in Camp Forney to guard the camp.
MINIMS >IF Jfi A BRi£g£T ‘
The Sheri'ff Accus'd of Refusing to
Wheeling, W’. V.. June 11.—A telegram
was received in this city this afternoon
saying that a briage at Midvale, on the
Cleveland, Loraine and Wheeling rail
road. 240 feet in liength, had been set on
fire and was being destroyed. At 2p.
m. the officers of the company
say the sheriff refused to protect
the company’s property, and also refused
to call on the militia. General Manager
Woodford has sent a telegram to Gov.
McKinley, asking that troops be sent to
the scene The destruction of the bridge
will probably delay freight traffic for
A coal train was fired on at Flushing
to-day. Troops at once dispersed the
The Baltimore and Ohio yards below
this city were cleared of coal to-day for
the first time in a week. The troops are
still in possession. No disturbances has
Charles Davis, a strike leader, was to
day sentenced to 60 days in jail by United
States Judge Goff.
The strikers claim they will resume
operations at the old stand as soon as the
militia are called away.
Paraguay Has a New President.
Paris, June 11.—A dispatch from As
sumption says by a coup d'etat Senor
Maringo has assumed the presidency of
Paraguay. There was no disorder.
Says that For Rheumatism
Hood’s Sarsaparilla ils th© Best,
•fudge T. H. Saunders
Os Osceola, Neb., senior vice-commander
and present commander of J. F. Reynolds
Post, No. 26, G. A. R., voluntarily writes:
“I was in the army fonr years, was wound
s' 4 and contracted sciatica and rheumatism.
I have suffered ever since. I lost the use of
my left leg and side, and have tried almost
every medicine known, and I think I have
had the best physicians in the country, but
failed to get any relief. Every spring I
was flat on my back, and must say that
Hood’s Sarsaparilla is the Best
medicine I have ever taken. It has done
me the most good. It was recommended
to me for rheumatism, and I am satisfied
and know that it will do all that you claim
Hood’s "x Cures
for it. Ido not want to say that It will v
raise a fellow from the dead; but it will
come the nearest to doing it of anvmedi
cin« I have ever known.” T. H. Saunders,
Hood's Pills are the best
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MORE TROOPS OUT IN OHIO.
Every Regiment in the State Now on
Duty Except Qne.
Columbus, 0.. June 11.—Gov. McKinley
ordered the Fifth regiment of infantry
into the field to-night to do duty in pro
tecting property in Stark and Tuscara
was counties, where the miners are burn
ing bridges along the lines of the
Wheeling and Lake Erie and Cleveland.
Loraine and Wheeling railroads. All
the armed lorce of the state, except the
first regiment, is now in the field.
DYNAMITE ON A BRIDGE.
Wheeling Creek, 0., June 11.—At noon
to-day two men were observed acting in
a very suspicious manner at the Wheel
ing creek bridge of Jhe Cleveland, Lo
raine and Wheeling road. On the ap
proach of two soldiers belonging to the
Second Ohio regiment the men fled. An
examination of the bridge disclosed the
fact that a dynamite bomb had been so
placed that a train passing would -have
exploded the bomb, destroyed the bridge
and wrecked the train.
TROOPS AT PANA SENT HOME.
The Town Disquited by Stories That
the Miners Are Massing.
Pana, 111., June 11.—The first regiment
Illinois National Guards left on a special
train over the Illinois Central to-night for
Chicago, the situation not demanding
their presence longer. The “home
guards,” however, are subject to call at i
Stragglers still wander into town., and i
the several camps of tfie strikers around !
the city are receiving new recruits. ,
The mines are being guarded by men ’’
arfped by the operatoro, and tfie city Uy
special police. Two miners, who arrived
in the city from the south this evening,
state that the strikers are massing along
the Central for an onslaught on Pana.
There is a feeling of uneasiness and why
the troops should be withdrawn just at
this time cannot be understood. Tips
have reached here that a large number of
foreign strikers are congregated at the
old Brown farm, two miles east of the
city. Additions are being made to the
police force and many citizens are guard
ing private property.
WEDDED TO A NEGRO.
A Society Woman of Vermont Mar
ries a Hotel Porter.
Boston, June 11.—A Bennington, Vt.,
special to this evening’s Globe says:
“Jennie Mayo, of Middlesex, Vt., was
married to Thomas Strong, of Castleton,
Vt., last Wednesday. The bride is a well
known society woman of Middlesex, and
the groom a colored porter at the Ameri- ’
can House at Saratoga. The marriage
ceremony was performed by the pastor
of the African Methodist Episcopal
church, and was witnessed by half a dozen
people. Last summer Miss Mayo and
her mother went to Saratoga, and
registered at Congress hall. Miss Mayo,
who is about 24 years old, became ac
quainted with Strong, and soon the affec
tion between them ripened into love.
About a month ago Strong returned to
Saratoga for the season. Miss Mayo had
been kept apprised of his movements.
The two met m Saratoga and were mar
ried. The marriage certificate is signed
by Mrs. L. Van Dyke and Miss May
Wineberry. Four years ago Strong’s sis
ter ran away with a white man and mar
WIMAN ON TRIAL.
The Alleged Forgery on a Check for
$5,000 Called Up Firet.
New York, June 11.—Erastus Wiman
was placed on trial to-day before Judge
Ingraham in the court of oyer and term
iner, on two indictments charging forg
ery. The court room was well filled with
spectators long before the judge took the
bench. The defendant entered at 10:30
o’clock with two of the counsel who will
fight to prove his innocence, James N.
Greensheilds. queen’s counsel of Mon
treal. and A. B. Boardman, of this city.
Ex-Secretary Tracy, also counsel for the
defence, arrived a few moments later.
Although there were two indictments
against Mr. Wiman, both in connection
with his partnership dealings with the
firm of R. G. Dun & Co., the district at
torney had decided to try him on the one
which charges him with having forged
the signature of E. W. Bullinger on a
check on the Chemical National Bank of
this city, dated Feb. 6, 1893, for $5,000,
drawn by R. G. Dun & Co. to Mr. Bull
—a ■ *
The Warm Weather Knocks the Presi
dent Out for a Day.
Washington, June 11.—President Cleve
land has been somewhat affected by the
debilitating warm weather and was in
disposed to-day. The rezular Monday
public reception was abandoned and a
physician was called on for a prescrip
tion, which is expected to restore the
President to his usual health by to-mor
Killed by a Negro.
Bunkie, La., June 11.—James K. Bond,
an ex-member of the legislature, was
iwaylaid and shot and killed last night by
llohn Jones, colored. Bona leaves a wife
Lnd six children.
A ROW OVER VANCE’S GRAVE
The Widow and Son at Outs Over
Mrs. Vance Has the Remains Reinter
red in Her Own Lot at Night-The
Son Has Them Moved Back to Their
Original Resting Place—Mrs. Vance
Don’t Want the Remains to Lie Be-
• side the Senator’s Birst Wife.
New York, June 11.—An Asheville, N.
C., special says: “The widow of Senator
Zebulon B. Vance came to Asheville
Wednesday and had the body of the sena
tor moved from the Vance family plat in
the cemetery, where it was originally
buried, to a plat she had bought the day
the senator was buried. Charles N.
Vance, the son of the senator, and his
private secretary during his life, arrived
in Asheville Saturday, had the body
again disinterred and reburied in the
family plat. Young Vance declares that
it was his father’s dying request that his
body should be buried in this plat, which
the senator had *bought and beautified
during his life, and that his first wife’s
body (young Vance's mother) should be
placed beside him. Young Mr. Vance says
he is determined that his father’s wishes
shall be obeyed if the law has to be in
voked in order to carry them out. The
plat of ground to which Mrs. Vance bad
i the senator’s body' removed is the “Hill
: top,” the most beautiful and commanding
’ snot in the cemetery, and her object in
placing the senator’s body there was the
fitness of the site for the erection of a
great monument to the senator’s mejuorv
by People of the state. Mra* Vance fs
a Catholic, anil when it was found that
the senator was dying a priest was about
to perform the last sacrament, when
Charles N. Vance interfered. Senator
Vance was a Protestant, and, it is said,
had requested that none of the rites of
the Catholic church be allowed over him.
Young Vance said he would permit his
father’s body to be removed to the plat
secured by Mrs. Vance provided his first
wife’s body be placed beside the senator’s,
but this Mrs. Vance declined to agree to.
It is not known what steps Mrs. Vance
will take when she learns what has been
dOne -” Mfe.
A CARD FROM THE SON.
Raieigh, N. C., June 11.—The News-
Observer-Chronicle has received the fol
lowing card which appeared in the
Asheville Citizen to-day:
To the Public—My father's request and di
rection to me were that his tody should be
laid to rest in the lot in the Asheville ceme
tery selected and purchased by himself, and
his first wife, the mother of his children
should be by his side. In compliance with
this expressed wish,he was placed there by the
Senate committee with the concurrence of
his family and widow. There he remained
for nearly two months, when on last Tuesday
evening late the remains were secretly and
surreptitiously taken up and placed in another
lot in the cemetery. This was known to be
without the knowledge or consent of his sons,
his only brother, or his sister; even against
their desire. Within one mile of the ceme
tery was one brother and three sisters of our
father, and had either of these been consulted
they would have protested against
this high-handed act. most cer
tainly against the manner of removal,
and especially against the opening of the
casket, which latter was done, for what pur
pose we do not know. The removal might
even have been submitted to. had not the
party making the removal, in writing, as the
last and final ultimatum on the subject, re
fused to allow the wife of his early manhood,
our mother, to be placed by his side. This
violation of a saersd obligation was to me so
revolting that I felt that it was my impera
tive duty to the memory of my dead father to
replace the remains in the original place.
This has been done, and I trust and pray they
may there remain in peace.
Sad as has been this duty, it was rendered
necessary by tho promise I repeatedly made
my father. It is also humiliating, and morti
fying to me that all this has occurred and
this putllcation made necessary. But I see
no escape from it. We appeal to the senti
ment ot the good people of this community
and of the state ot North Carolina to
sustain us in our efforts to secure the per
manent and peaceful repose of this good man.
our father, in the spot of his own selection
and choice, and where he was placed by his
colleagues of the United States Senate with
the full consent of his family and widow, and
where may rest by his side the mother of his
children. Very respectfully.
Charles N. Vance.
WHIPPED TO DEATH.
A Colored Farmer of Louisiana Killed
by Murderous Whitecaps.
New Orleans, June 11.—Mark Jacobs,
an industrious farmer, was taken from his
field in the southern portion of the parish
of Bienville. La., in broad daylight by a
crowd of white men, carried into the
woods, blindfolded and beaten so terribly
that he died from the effects. Joseph
Brown, P. M. Brown, J. S. Bryant, D. F.
Neal and John Carter have been arrested.
A sheriff’s posse is after others who are
thought to be implicated. The citizens
are much stirred up over the affair, and
everything will be done to bring the
guilty parties to justice.
MAY BE A LYNCHING.
A White Man Attempts to Assault a
Small White Girl.
Norfolk, Va., June 11.—A white man
attempted to commit rape upon the 11-
year-oid (laughter of Capt. W. E. Face, of
Atlantic City, this afternoon. He was
frightened off by the girl’s screams. ' The
police beiieve they will arrest the fitmd
before morning. If captured in Atlantic
City there will be a lynching bee.
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LIKE ANTE-BELLUM DAYS.
Owens and Settle Have a Red Hot
Joint Meeting at Lexington.
Cincinnati, June 11.—A special from
Lexington, Ky., to the Post says: “By 9
o'clock this morning the streets of this
city were crowded for blocks up and down
from the center, and nothing could be
seen but a surging mass of human beings.
The streets were full of people who came
last night and the sole subject of con ver-,
sation was the meeting of Settle atitf
Owens on the platform in the opera house
here. Mr. Owens arrived here last night,
and is making his headquarters at the
hotel Reed. Half an hour before the
time for the speaking to begin the opera
house was filled to suffocation. The au
dience was crowded and jammed together
till standing room was at a premium. One
half of the people who had come to hear
the speaking were unable to gain admit
“Judge Jere Morton arose amid a stormJ|
of applause, and in a lengthy and befl'JS
ting speech, in which he indorsed MrfS
Owens as a ffian of high moral chavacwM
a gentleman above ramgeaclxand trutfifiiM
in <fvery sense, he DalTObealtiful u-ilMltW
to Mr. Owens and did not forget to drW
Col. Breckinridge over the coals without
the mention of his name.
“Mr. Owens arose amid a perfect up
roar of applause, and it was ten minutes
before the Scott county man could pro
ceed. After paying a tribute to his op
ponent, Mr. Settle, he began to handle
him without gloves. Mr. Settle’s state
ment that Mr. Owens had to have a cer
tificate of good character from his people
first caught his attention, and when he
said that Mr. Settle, like the present rep
resentative in congress, badly needed one,
the applause was deafening. Upon tbe
stage were seated many of tbe leading
ladies and gentlemen from the district.”
DROWNING OF THE COXEYITEB
Three Bodies Recovered—The Surgeon
of the Fleet Drowned.
Denver, Colo., June 11.— Three bodies
of Coxeyites, drowned in the Platte river
by the wrecking of their boats, have been
found up to date.
By the overturning of a boat yesterday
between Brighton and Plattville, Dr.
Purcell, of this city, lost his life. He had
joined the party as surgeon of the fleet. ,
The army has now dwindled to 450, and •
will stop at La Salle to-night, only ten
boats surviving to that distance. Others
are walking and breaking up into small
bands to steal rides on freight trains.
The Union League Club of Chicago
Ousts Him from Membership,
Chicago, June H.—At a meeting of the
board of directors of the Union League
Club of this city held to-day. final action
was taken in the case of Congressman
Breckinridge’s honorary membership in fl
that organization. A month ago the di- .9
rectors voted to strike his name off the ■
roll, and as no dissent has been entered 1
by the colonel the action of tbe directorate I
was put into effect.
WOMEN USE WEAPONS.
One Killed and One Mortally Wounded. |
in a Five Handed Fight.
Huntington, W. Va,, June 11.—At Bree- J
don. forty miles from here, five young dfl
women got into $ fight last evening and V
in the melee knives and pistols were 1
used and Mrs. Lizzie Maynard was killed
and Jennie Morris mortally wounded. It
is thought that the affair originated from
The Republican Candidate 14,088 in
the Lead So Far.
Portland, Ore., June 11.—Complete re
turns from twenty-five counties and
nearly complete returns from tbe remain
ing seven give the following vote for
Lord. rep. ; . «L 0
Pierce, pop. 25,451
Galloway, p0p....... 26.U75
Kennedy, pro 15,18 ft
Lord s plurality ...» 14.888
The scattering returns yet to come in
will probably increase Lord's plurality.
ATTACKED BY NEGROES.
A White Boy’s Skull Fracturad-The
Black* Reported Lynched.
Sweethome, Tex., June 11.—Albert Mc-
Elroy and Walter Hogden, two white
boys living at Williamsburg, were at
tacked by Lon Hall and Bascom Cook,
negroes. McElroy had his skull crushed
in and he cannot live. It is reported that
the negroes were ■arrested, but were
taken fiom the officers and hanged. j