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THE HENRY COUNTY WEEKLY.
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the Flint Judicial Circuit, the Supreme Court
cf Georgia and the United States District
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the counties composing
fthe Flint Circuit, the 3upreme Court of
'Georgia, and the United States District
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the counties composing the
Flint Judicial Circuit, and the Supreme aud
District Courts of Georgia. Prompt attention
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’ ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in all the counties compos
ing the Flint Circuit, the Supreme Court of
Georgia and the United States District
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in all the counties composing
the Flint Judicial Circuit, the Supreme Court
of Georgia and the District Court of the
United States. Special and prompt atten
tion given to Collections, Oet 8, 1888
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M E GRAY, Sop’t
Interesting Notes Gathered Fran Here
and There Over the State.
At a meeting of the M rchants’ Week
association, at Savannah, recently, it was
decided to have a gala week in May.
Two thousand dollars was subscribed,
and a soliciting committee appointed.
The programme will be unusually attrac
tive, and practically everything will be
V * *
Mr. Ira W. L. Maddox, of Stockbridge,
has discovered a valuable deposit of mica
on his place. The mica vein is three and
a half feet wide and three-fourths of a
mile long. It is said by experts to be
finer than the celebrated North Carolina
mica. The vein is from ten to fourteen
feet deep, and the mica is woith sl3 a
* * ¥
Colonel J. H. Estill, of the Savannah
Morning News, has forwarded his resig
nation as a member of the national dem
ocratic committee trom Georgia to Chair
man Brice, and has notified the chairman
of the state central committee oi his ac
tion. Colo Del Estill stated that his res
iguation was due to the fact that lie has
been in ill health for nearly two years
past, and therefore desires to be relieved
of all unnecessary care.
* * *
Spalding county will issue ten thousand
dollars’ wor.h of bonds to maintain the
ohaingang system on her public roads.
The matter has been decided by a practi
cally unanimous vote in favor of the
bonds. This means a good deal for that
section. It will give a good money circu
lation, and in putting it into circulation
the commissioners will give the people a
system of good roads. The bonds are 6
per cent interest bearing, the first falling
due January 1, 1907, and one bond of
SI,OOO each succeeding year.
* * *
Phosphate deposits have been discov
ered in the Big Ogeechee river. For a
long time it has been predicted that
phosphate mining would be an important
industry in Georgia, and a number of
counties have claimed the honor of con
cealing the coveted deposit in their soil.
The legislature in 1885 passed a law pro
viding liberal privileges for phosphate
mining in the rivers of the sta‘e, and a
number of licenses have been taken out,
but so far nothing of any consequence
has been done. Now, however, a com
pany engaged in oyster culturo reports a
phosphate find which it is believed will
amount to something.
* + *
Tbe Cost of liaising Cotton.
Tho question of the cost of raising cot
ton ha- created great discussion among
planters, ootton buyers and business men
in general, since Commissioner Nesbitt’s
statement that it could bo made for 8 j
cents was questioned. In a little book
called “Cotton Facts,” which is pub
lished annually, appears each year an
estimate of the cost of making cotton.
That for the season of 1887-8 was made
by Colonel W. L. Peek, president of the
state exchange of the alliance, then a
member of the Georgia senate. It was as
Average cost of cotton in Georgia (for
a farm of 35 acres—one mule farm):
Cost of one hand seven months, at sl3
per month $ 91 00
“ one hand five months, at sl3 per
month 85 00
“ feed for one mule, seven month-..- 43 U 0
“ 70 bushels cotton seed lor planting,
12 1-2 cents per bushel 8 75
4i 7,000 pounds fertilizers, at 1 3-4 cts. 122 50
“ ginning, hanging and ties 35 06
“ picking 17,500 pounds seed ootton,
at 50 cents per 100 pounds 87 50
“ hauling to market 3 75
Rent of land 105 00
Total cost of crop $660 66
Yield—s,B33 pounds lint cotton—or
a bale of 500 pounds to 3 acres,
Cost of cotton about 9 3-5 cents per
pound, making no allowance for seed.
At a yield of a bale to 2 1-2 acres, the
cost would be 8 cents per pound.
** • *
An Kpldemfc of Glanders.
That scourge of live stock, the glan
ders, is doing its deidly work among
horses and mules in the state. The dis
ease was brought in by drovers who sold
diseased stock rcga’dless of consequences,
SDd an epidemic of glanders is threat
ened. Upon the appeal of a Coffee coun
ty farmer Colonel It, T. N> sbitt, commis
sioner of agriculture, s nt a veterinary
surgeon to an infected district to inves
tigate and report the s tuation. The
surgeon’s le’ter reveals a startling state
of affiirs. We extract the following:
“I went to the plantation of Mr. Sam
uel Harral, ten miles from Pearson sta
tion, in Coffee county, to investigate the
disease among his stock. The horse de
scribed in his letter was dead when I got
there. Two mules, his only remaining
stock, had well-developed cases
of glanders, both of which
he killed and cremated. The horse which
wasfiist to develop the disease was
b mght in January last from an itinerant
trader from Texas. It has been singu
larly fortunate that the many cases of
glanders that have developed in this
central and southern portion of the state
have all been isolated from other stock,
and the disease has been checked by the
destruction of the animals affected. It
has been no leas remarkable that the
owners, in the absence of any compulsory
law. have consented to kill them. I
would most respectfully recommend
some legis’ation in this matter that would
fix a penalty on the 'raffle of glandered
stock and make it compu'sory on tbe
part of owners to destroy them. It
also suggests itself to me that a minimum
rc< mpense wou'd be just to parties sac
r'flring their s'oek for the protection of
t'i ir neighbors. It certainly is a great
h i dship for an individual to sacrifice all
his stock without having the means to
replace it- Mr. Harrall is left without a
single horse or mule to start the season’s
planting. Also the case of Mr. Pate, of
Sumner, a short distance from the last
cases mentioned, who sacrificed six head
of valuable stock in order to protect his
neighbors from loss, while some unscru
pulous dealers are selling the diseased
stock and spreading the seeds of conta
gion over the entire state.”
* * *
In Fnvnr of Form Villose*.
Communal life seems to have taken
root in Georgia at last. Governor Northen
M’DONOUGH, GA.. FRIDAY, APRIL I, 189*2.
has taken hold of the idea of village
f rming and is presenting it to the people
of Georgia in his speeches. He advo
vocated it in his own county among his
neighbors, pioposing to include his own
farm in tho experiment, and now he is
suggesting it in his addresses. The idea
is one that has I) en taken up with enthu
siasm by some of the most sagicious men
of the country. Governor Northen thinks
it will do more to make country life
pleasant, and will solve more of Its knotty
problems than anything that has been
suggested. “One way by which the plan
may be consummated,” says the gov
ernor, “is for the capitalists to buy up
large tracts of land, and luv it off in’o
sections, with a convenient number ol
farms and a village in tbe center, where
all the farmers aud their lamilies
reside. Anoiher plan is for the
farmers to got together aud arrange the
thing among themselves, so that they
may get all the benefit of tho en’ acament
of values due to the presence of a vil
lage. The advantage is that when you
bring fifty or a hundred farmers together,
you have a village of several hundred,
with its social pleasure, its church and
its school, and with a convenient store,
butcher’s shop and all the comforts of
such a community, increasing as it grows
in size. Then you have frequent mails,
with the probability of a telephone, and
as the town grows larger uerhips an
clectnc line or a railroad. Tho idea is
not now. It has been in operation in
Europe for a long time, but I think we
can improve on tho European plan.
Their method of dividing farms into long
strips is not suited to the character of our
country. The better plan would be to
have the farms in more compact shape
and put the vi lage in the center. Farm
villages will solve more knotty problems
of country life than any other one thing.
The social intercourse of the village
brightens people up, lends to promote
public spirit and does away with the
dullness and the loneliness of rural life.
♦ * *
A Flan lo Save the Fruit.
There is a chance to save the fruit from
frosts. Tho freeze of the 19th has lclt
some, and it will be well to guard that
with jealous care. The weather burenu
proposes to send out frost warnings to
fruit growing districts and if the simple
precaution of keeping up smothered fires
should be adopted for the next four
weeks, the rest of the fruit will be
saved. Th'i remedy suggested will be the
use of smudges. A smudge is a smothered
fire. At the bottom, in the center, some
dry, combustible material is placed and
set on fire. This is covered with two
or three wagon loads of dampened
straw, or some material that will
make the fire burn slowly aod
emit a great volume of smqke.
The farmers of the Red river valley saved
their wheat from damage by early frosts
last year, and at times the whole valley
wrut otnipred with smoke from tha
Mr. Park Morrill, director of the Geor
gia weather service, proposes to apply the
same system to Georgia. He says smoke
will hardly protect fruit from such a freze
as that of the 19th, when the temperature
went down to 16J degrees, but it will
protect it from damage by frost, and it is
not likely that we will have another such
The Georgia weather bureau has been
greatly changed within the past three
months, and wiather indications, includ
ing cold w ,ve, storm and frost warnings,
are sent to the observers at thirty five
regular stations and to seventy-nine
other points, where there are no other
observers. Mr. Morrill proposes, for the
next thirty days, to send frost warn
ings to as many as fifty additional
points for the bemfit of fruit grow
ers. Those who are engaged lii
that business will do well to write imme
diately to the director of the weather
service at Atlanta and have their stations
put on the list. The government pro
poses to give fair warning, but the par
ties interested must take the precaution
nece sa:y to protect fruit after the notice
of frost is received. The precautions are
few, simple aud inexpensive. Happily
the materials are abundant everywhere in
* * *
Georgia Will Have No Building at Chicago
Georgia will have no bu lding at the
world’s fair. And the money which was
first intended to b? spent in the direc
tion of a state building will be used in
making Georgia’s exhibit more magnifi
cent. At least this seems to be a fair
prophecy regarding the Georgia build
ing, Architect Norrmau, who, with Mr.
Martin Amorous, has been to Chicago
and investigated the whole matter, will
so recommend in his report, and he will
be supported in his view by several if
not all the members of the executive
committee of the world’s fair committee
of which Governor Northen is chairman.
These gentlemen visited Chicago about
three weeks ago and performed their
duties. They found the space
alloted the state in a very inconvenient
corner of the grounds. It was alto
gether out of tho current and
would not bo visited by one-half of tho
people who go to the world’s fair. Even
with three times as much ground, a build
ing in that out-of-the-way place would
be a useless expenditure of money. The
first obstacle of too small grounds then
disappeared. and a greater and more in
surmountable one arose in its stead . The
gentlemen found that it would not be a
hard matter to secure additional space,
but after looking at it they decided that
it was not desirable. They came home
to Georgia with this fixed impression.
Now, Mr. Non-man has prepared his re
port to the executive committee. In the
report he details the true state of
affaiis as they exist, and recom
mends that Georgia do not build a
state building at the world’s fair at
all. He states that it was eriimated to
spend about ten thousand dollars in the
erection of a Georgia building. The or
iginal purpose of the building was for
a state exhibit and for a headquarters for
Georgia people, comfortabe sitting
rooms, cloak rooms and other conveni
ences. He states that the Gco r gia ex
hibit can be placed in tbe main building,
where it cm be seen by every visitor to
the World’s fair, and will do incalcula
ble good to Georgia in advertising her
resource, and possibilities. He thinks
that the money which would be neces
sary to erect a Georgia building could be
much better expended in improving the
FIGHTING OVER THE CENTRAL.
The ReeelversWp Case Up Before the
The Central railroad receivership case
came up for a hearing at Macon Thursday
morning at 10 o’clock, before Judge Don
Pardse and District Court Judge Emory
Speer. Judge Pardee was present by
special invitation of Jtnlge Speer, and has
charge of the case. The hearing occu
pied all of the morning. After the noon
hour argument wag commenced At 3
o'clock court adjourned until Friday
morning when arguments will be re
sumed. When oeurt convened there
Was a large array «f lawyers and
many spectators presnt. Judge Pardee
appeared thoroughly ■ ouvcHwnt with all
the questions that arose and his purpose
seemed to be to divest the proceedings
as quickly as possible all superfluous
and entangling questions. Counsel for
plaintiff stated that be would like to
know if the necessary paß*rs of the de
fendant were in the answer
ing ready. He then proceeded to read
the notice to produce the pagers. Captain
Jackson announced thit'lresappeared in
behalf of the Richmond and
the Georgia Pacific, amf that -he would
produce such papers as it, waft-jrossible to
obtain. He also stated tnßtßfc had the
lease to tho Georgia Pacific.'
■ran lbasb REjsrcp.
Mr. Rountree asked if Captain Jackson
would produce the coi^ract tho
Richmond and DarndWe prorated the
Central. Captain JaekioirTgjtlied that
he had no such paper and thfPthe lease
of the Central to the Georgia pacific was
never authorized or rsilfigd Etjelhe direc
tors of the Richmond and DalvviHe Tho
attorneys on both sidLsfl&tK?umse<3 ready.
The bill of Mrs. Rowco43uSnrko was
read. The reading of bill took
up a considerable lenf|W) tj«e.
The Richmond and‘YWliAe answered
that on or about the re
quest of the Georgia ;Jtpilroad
company, this defeodWfg*Resinned the
mangement of the railwrflp®6d£|tßamship
lines of the Central J Bunk
ing company, and basWuee
and operated the same unfM.tfctfafpoint
raent of E. P. Alexander recelvei*. When
this defendant discovered tilit objection
was made by said railway ancHteamship
company, it immediately
possession of all the property and lines
of said company. All the q|her allega
tions which are not expressly admitted
herein, the defendant does not admit,and
denies all unlawful combindtjjns and
conspiracies, and this pendant prays
that the parties plaintiff igay be held to
strict proof of the allegatidav This de
fendant holds a stricWnfd valid claim
against the said company for money far
exceeding the sum of eight hundred
thousand dollars, which is now duo and
unpaid. The detend int now prays that
in surrendering possession of all the
property of the Central Railroad and
Banking company to the possession of
E. P. Alexander as receiver. 1. That it
may be ratified and affirmed to ail intents
and purposes. 2. That it may have a de
cree in its favor for the said mm, $300,-
000. This is sworn to by the president
of the company.
The answer of the Central Railroad
and Banking Company of Georgia sets
up that the bill is not verified as pre
scribed by the ninety-fourth equity rule
of the United States, and therefore un
der the rule it could not be sustained,
and should be dismissed; that the bills
should be dismissed because the Central
had the power, under its charter, to
make the lea-e complained of in said
bill; because the complaint in said
bilt participated in the dividend
declared by the said defendant
In December, 1892; because the
only persons who may under the facts
complain or demur to the illegality of
said lease is the Central Railroad and
Banking Company of Georgia, and the
complainant docs not show that she has
ever applied to said defendant company
for relief or that her petition lias
been refused; because no necessity
has been shown for the appoint
ment of a permanent receiver
for the Central railroad and that no re
ceiver should beappsinted and the prop
erty of the said Ceatral Railroad and
Banking Company of Georgia bo
taken away from the legally appointed
board of directors; because there
is no equity in the bill. Further rea
sons given aro because the Ocean
Steamship Company, the New England
and Savannah Steamship Company and
the Eufaola and Montgomery Railrond
Companies are not parties to the hill;
because court is without jurisdiction in a
matter between the state of Georgia and
the corporation itself.
THE ARGUMENT CONTINUED.
Argument in the Central receivership
case was resumed by counsel for plaintifl
when court convened at 10 o’clock Fri
day morning. Mr. Rountree began hit
argument on the validity of the lease,
dividing the subject as follows: That it
was ultra vires, or llfyond the authority
of the dir< ctors. 2 That it was void
becau-e contrary toffie constituti n. Ift
was followed by Hcfry Cunningham, ol
Savannah, counsel fyr the Cential. Mr.
Cunningham spoke until 3 o’clock
when court adjourned until Saturday
morning. Mr. Cunningham relied largely
upon the ninety-fourth equity rule.
Mr. Marion Erwin occupied Saturday
morniog’s session of the court in arguing
for the complain&sts. Court adj mrned
at 8 o'clock until Munday morning.
WHAT AN AUTOPSY REVEALED.
The Late Walt Wlitman’s Lungs Were
Almost Entirely Gone.
A Philadelphia dispatch of Suuday
says: An autopsy on W'alt Whitman
disclosed the fact that the poet had died
with his organs in* state of disease that
should by all lan of mediemee hnvr
killed him years ap>. His left lung was
entirely gone, wide of the right there
was but a breathing spot left. His heart
was surrounded bv a large number of
small abscesses aL<J about two and a hall
quarts of water. The pain in his left
side that has bedk diagnosed by tome
physicians as an interna! cancer, was
found to have beta caused by peritonitis.
The brain was fdrnd to be abnormally
large, and in a fwrly healthy condition.
OYSTERMEN AT WAR.
A Conflict in Which Several Men ave
Killed and Wounded.
Telegrams of Thursday from Tasley,
Va., state that a furious battle occurred
Tuesday between the oyster men in Ches
apeake bay. Several years ago some per
sons residing in Accomack county took
up a large tract cf oyster ground in the
Pokomokc sound. The oyster men in
the neighborhood of Tangier claimed
that the planters had violated the law by
taking up a natural oyster lock.
The courts decided against the planters
who, under an act passed by the Virginia
legislature, proceeded to take up the
oysters from their reservation. This
greatly enraged the islanders, who de
termined to prevent it at all hazards.
TUIiY MAN THRIR VKSBEI.S.
Early Tuesday morning they manned
two sloops with a force numbering 75
men and proceeded to where the dredgers
were operating. They found twelve
schooners at work, and close by was one
of the Virginia oyster police boats to pro
tect the dredgors. The commanders of
tho stato police boat ordered the island
ers to keep off, and when they disre
garded his orders, he opened fire on them
with his cannon. The islanders wer6
armed with rifles, ami soon the firing
became genera l . The dredgers caruc on
deck and fired volley after volley into
the islanders, who finally withdrew from
the unequal contest.
THB KILLED AND WOUNDF.D.
In the engagement Captain Thomas
Dies, of Pungateague, Va., was killed,
and several islanders received slight
wouuds. The tight took place in full
view of Fangier island, and while it was
goii g on the entire population of the
islanil watched its progress.
Great excitement prevailed on the
island all Tuesday night, and scarcely
any of the inhabitants went to bed. Tho
dredgers and islanders aro both greatly
incensed against each other, and it is
feared that hostilities will break out
A Quartette of Yoiiug Men Caught
Shoving Bogus Coin.
A dispatch from Gadsden, Ala., state,
that during the last few days merchants
of that city have have detected counter
feit money in circulation but could not
remember who pas-ed it. On Saturday
Frank Head, John White, Bob Btchus
and Tom Wade were in tho city and were
detected in the act of passing the spuri
ous coin. Deputy Sheriff Melton got
after them and they lied to Attalla, where
they were again detected and pluced uu
der arrest. They were subsequently
bound over to await the action oj the
United States grand jury. It seems that
tlu: young men formed a company
and Head and made the rrtfme
and Wade and White passed it. They
all live at Walnut Grove, and come of
good families. Wade is a son of Etowah’s
representative, Hon. O. B. iVnde, who i
also a Baptist preacher. Bachus is a sou
of the late Warren Bachus, formerly of
Gadsden. White and Wade were allowed
bond in tho sum of $5,000 each, which
they soon made. Head and Bachus were
required to make a $7,000 bond each,
which they fni'cd to do, and were place i
in the Gadsden jail. The exact place
where they make their money is not
known, but an t fl'ort i. being made to
locate the place, when the molds and
plates will be destroyed.
GREETING TO VETERANS.
The General Commanding Extends Ills
The following order has been issued to
United Confederate Veterans from head
quarters at New Orleans:
General Orders 42.—The general
commanding congratulates the ex-Con
federate veterans thst a. many as 103
cmips have been enrolled to date into the
phil inthropic brotherhood of United
Confederate Veterans, the gallant Ken
tuckians having just reported seven
camps, besides many more forming in
every state, and that the brave survivors
ar i at last to be all united into tho great
federation social, literary, historical
and benevolent— for the benefit of the
living and care for the graves and mem
ory of our dead.
Every southern state is now repre
sented except Virginia, and the general
c unman ding expresses the earnest wish
aud hope that the hrroic veterans of that
proud old commonwealth will also join
their comrades in the peaceful, bcneficient
and Christian purposes contemplated,
and that veterans and camps everywhere
will immediately organize and apply by
telegram or letter to these headquarters
for the necessary information and docu
ments, and be represented at tho great
reunion to be held in New Orleans on
the Bth and 9th of April next.
By order of J. B. Gordon, general
commanding; George Morgan, adjutant
A BANK GOES UNDER.
Liquidation Decided Upon toNtraigther
Out Us Affairs.
The American National bank, of Birm
ingham, Ala , went into liquidation
Wednesday. The bank originally had *
capital of" $250,000, which was, to i
large extent, loaned out on securities
that depreciated in value. Not long
since, it threw out its worthless securi
ties aud scaled its stock down to $125,-
000. Somo of the stockholders kicked
on this arrangement and went into court
to enjoin some of the directors from act
ing. As the best way out. liquidation
has been determined on. Nobody will
suffer, unless it be the stockholders,
through the failure of fho securities t<
realize the amounts loaned.
NEW COTTON MILLS
Which Arc fe Ire Erected in the Snath
Iry Northern Capitalists.
A Chattanoog t dispatch says: The
Tradesman announces the receipt of ofK
eiai information that Massachusetts capi
talists will begin the immediate erection
ert Nottingham, Ala., of a cotton mill to
contain 40,000 spindles aid 1,000 looms,
the plant to cost $400,000. The Trades
man reports the organization of several
other large cotlon mills is now in prog
ress in the south and their erection ia as
Highest of all in Leavening Power—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report.
Rd fo,| Baking
Cuba has a large sugar.crop.
Frozen gas is now use 4 for fuel.
Thf,rk are 15,000 lepers in India.
There is a grain blockade in Kansas.
Scotland insists on having Home Rule.
A revolution is in progress in Venez
Denver, Co!., is to have a belt line rail
Maine packed 1,500,000 tons of ice this
Russia ant Austria are drawing on us
France is apprehsnsive of a war with
Ohio will not raise half the average wheat
crop this year.
The spring sowings in Russia give promise
of good crops.
There is $7,000,000 in cash in the United
Cotton continues on its way ton doubt
ful boitom price.
ExTBAOrtniNARV shipments of cereals are
being made in Europe.
There are fifty million dollars in the
savin; banks in Maine.
CHICAGO has a bicycle electric railway.
Cars aro run on one fail.
Five million dollars’ wortli of vessels are
being built ou the lakes.
Non-orthodox churches are being closed
wherever the Czir roign*.
Secretary Foster says sliver is the
burning question abroa I just now.
The outflow of the precious metals has
again assumed large proportions.
The losses of cattle and sheep by the lace
blizzard in Texas reached $300,009.
Cincinnati is to have a sixth bridge be
tween that city and Covington, Ky.
Ok the 290 fishermen naught in the storm
off Newfoundland twenty-flve were lost.
In many parts of the Madras Presidency,
in India, famine has been averted by raina
Exports of breadstuffs continue enor
mous and show wonderful increases in
A syndicate is going to cultivate tobacoo
on a large scale in the Congo Free State,
Guiteau, President Garfield’s ass assiu, is
declared to have been drunk whon he was
Senator Stankord. of California, has re
fused an offer of SIIO,OOO for the stallion
Eight thousand unknown dead were
buried in the Potter’s Field of New York
City last year.
The coal agents of New York have ad
vanced the price of chestnut coal twenty
live cents a ton.
A wood-chopper at Redding, Cal., shot
a stranger the other day “because he was
putting on too much style.’’
A MAN in lowa starved himself to death
through grief for his wife. They had beeu
married seventy-four years.
It was reported that it cost $3,000,000 to
secure the passage of the act legalizing the
Reading combine by the New Jersey Legis
Carnegie, Phipps A Company, of Pitts
burg. Penn., have a 110-ton steel saw which
will cut through nickel steel armor plate
twenty inches thick.
Hold an Important Meeting in Mem
The Southwestern Wholesale Grocers’
Association assembled in convention at
Memphis, Tenu., Friday morning. Dele
gates were present from Richmond, Nor
folk, Lynchburg, and Roanoke, Va.;
Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville,
Tenn.; 8a atinah, Atlanta, Macon, Col
umbus and Rome, Ga.; Birmingham,
Selma, Montgomery and Anniston, Ala.;
New Orleans and Shreveport, La.; Gal
veston and Dallas, Tex. ; Jacksonville,
Fla.; Louisville, St. L uis and Little
“JACK THE RIPPER.”
A Murderer Captured in Australia Sup
posed to he the Whitechappel Fiend.
Considerable excitement was caused
at Melbourn, Australia, Saturday by the
statement published by a reliable news
paper which declared Hemming, the
murderer, had made a confession. There
ha. been strong suspicion entertained
that Demining is none other than Ihe
notorious “Jack the Ripper,” tha slayer
of ihe Whitechappel, London, outcasts,
and this suspicion is borne out in a meas
ure not only by I) mining’s appearance
which elos' Ir t lilies wiih the dc-crip io
civ uof the W itrchappel fiend, bu
iiv his all -"• L*. n*
MINING COMPANY IN LUCK.
They Strke a Gobi Vein Assaying
$30,000 a Ton.
A lucky strike of g dd has been made
at Fremont, Colorado, by six young men
making up the Rosette M ning company
The property is located at Beaver Paik
and tbe strike was made at a sixty-foot
abaft sunk throughsolid rock. The sam
ples of rock show nuggits almost solid,
gold as large as the end of a lead pencil,
while the whole rock is covered with
fl kes and wires of the same metal. Thi
tampl'S assay' d $30,000 to the t n.
In Case of Croup,
While waiting for the doctor, in oases
of croup, quickly apply soveral sponges,
squeezed out iu tho hottest water, to the
ohild’s neck for about twenty minutes
and place him in a hot blanket. If tho
ohild is choking, give a teaspoonfulof
ipecacuanha wine every five minutes
until violent sickness takes place. It is
a good thing for the child to breatho
over steam. l’our boiling water into a
basin or on a hot brick or fiat iron, and
let him inhalo the vapor, [fit. Louis Re
A wonderful development has been
that of the ugly waterproof to the stylish
si kmtiish. M
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C-jT Cheapest, lifHt and IllehrAli Ilounrcil C*!icc&
K. W. k W. R. Smith. cWuers of lM« C, ’k*c, reeefrei the (Jo! 4
Medal an I Diploma of II »nor at U (i; lil'« K tpoall lon, tr
Sritftm of Book-Kreplns, InclinliD! Ociutml Haiinrut
Kilarnthm. Nearly 1000aiudonlt In atlr•••!nti:!i<»pa t ;<mr.
Ron SO Stales aiul Porttlfa Ooutitrifi. IY>.<lo<> Griwf un(t*s
la BtHilnfM. IS Teachers cm plot e.|. |Ju in-, c. nr con <i- 1«
®f Book keeping. M ihlqo s Arithtn t \ pMjniiinshlp. Commercial
Law, Merahandiiinr. Banking. Joint Stock. Mi*u»Tacturing,
Looturoe, Business Prncile . Mercantile f’.rt.-•• cadenee. etc
Coat of Full It ii«l n C 'onrae. I'>cladlnt Tulfi n Pfnlonprjr
•nd Board tn n nlc • familr, *tv»ut #9O. Mior-t-lluml. Type-
IV Htin* and T<>lo*rnpliy nr« st.rolaltir* I have special
teachers ami rooms, and can ha tn':en slonn or with the Business
Course. Bpeoial department for LadlsS. I.ndy Principal emplored.
C /* Merchants' Spool ml Course of Book-Kcc(iior, flO fy’Burt
*pm Arlthraotlo and Penmanship when taken ali.-i-, f 5 ( >.;r month.
( oMega own day ao<l night ft Students receive! on earn- pay
manta vT Arran*emenis i.an k made with Railroad Com*
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flnn. Kokgr now Graduate* suecensful. C"7* For circulars
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President Carnot is one of the very few
Frenchmen who never get excited.
Senator Sherman, of Ohio, is about to
build a mansion in Washington to cost
Ex-Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, takes
only cases of importance, and his smallest
retainer is s‘.>ooo.
The late W. H. Smith, the London news
man who became a British Cabinet Minister,
John D. Rockefeller’s income from his
Standard Oil interests is probably nearly
$7,000,000 a year.
Ex-Governor Thayer, of Nebraska, has
decided to contest anew the right of Gover
nor Boyd to his office.
Baron Hirsch, the wealthy Austrian
banker anil friend of the Prince of Wales, is
just sixty-one years old.
The Queen of Greece is at present in a
very bad state of health and causes her hus
band aud family much alarm.
Ex-Senator Ingalls is reported to have
declined an offer of SIO,OOO a year to edit a
Kansas City (Mo.) evening paper.
Prince George of Wales now has an
annual allowance amounting to $75,000 a
year. Previous to the death of his brother
ho had $35,000 a year.
Few people are aware that the late evan
gelist, Mr. Spurgeon was never ordained.
Fie began and ended his remarkable min
istry as a lay preacher.
Ex-President Cleveland and Governor
Flower, of New York, were guests for a few
days of the New York Rod and Gun Club at
their club house on Hpesutia Island, Md.
Bismarck sprinkles bis conversation,
which is at all times interesting and some
times epigramatic, with choice and pertinent
extracts from Shakespeare, of whose works
t e is especially fond.
One of the largest salaries received by any
mail in this country is drawn by C. A. Gris
coin, the Chief ct the International Naviga
tion Company, of Philadelphia, Penn., who
receives $50,0!>0 a year.
Wi[xiam Walter Phelps, the United.
Btates Minister, returned to Herliu.Uennany,'
from his trip to Egypt, enjoying splendid
health. He says ho feels in good form for
work after his vacation.
Alexander Kibot, the new French Pre
mier, is just two weeks over fifty years o!
age. He is sometimes called u youthfu
Thiers, and he has had a meteoric career in
politics during the last ten years.
The United States Army now carries on
its retired list thirty-two Brigadier Uenerals
and four Major Uenerals. The quartet of
Major Uenerals is composed of John Pope,
H. H. Carroll, J. C. Robinson and Daniel E.
Congressman Stone, of Kentucky, owes
his life to his wife, who, when a young girl,
found him lying dangerously wouuded after
one of the battles of the Civil War, and tak
•ug him to her father’s house nursed him
back to health.
Mrs. Harrison, wife of the President, i*
reported to have m«de great progress in her
urt studies, to which she lias devote 1 much
time during ft!l her occupancy of the Whit)
Douse. She fas become especially skilful
in water-color work.
Senator Voorhees, of Indiana, is a de
voted admirer of art, and is often to be seen
In the Corcoran Uellery, in Washington,
standing before some favorite painting or
statue in evident delight. He is said to be
an able critic in the matter of art, and quite
A BANK ASSIGNS
And Its President Has Absconded for
Dispatches of Friday from Cleveland,
0., state that developments in the Pains
ville bank failure are startling. Forged
paper, to theamauntof about sixty thou
sand dollars, has come to light, and
R. K. Paige, head of the bank,is missing.
Three forged notes have been placed on
various banks. Seven thousand dollars,
left at the bank a week ago by the Fair
port Dock Company, to pay its men.
is missing, and the men have not
received a cent. Paige left Painesville
on Wednesday evening, but nobody
knows in what direction he went, al
though it is believed he has gone to New
York. lie did not even have an attorney
to represent him. The assignee, says
the liabilities win amount to over six
hundred thousand dollars. Steps will
be taken to prevent Paige from leaving