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The Salisbury Truth from Salisbury, North Carolina • Page 1

Salisbury, North Carolina
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THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. NEWSY GLEANINGS. WIIEABLY 1000 FEET ME The "President has designated Assistant Secretary Bachellor to act. as. Secretary; of and drilled, so that no modification was necessary at the place of operations.

Up to a height of about fifty feet the workmen re UUSI0AL AND DBA11ATI0. PE0MINENT PEOPLE. The Duchess of Cambridge is dead'" 1 The Prince of Wales wears green kids. The Queen of Greece is a clever artist. 1 Ex-King Milan wears a steel undershirt.

The Princess of Wales is forty-four yean rid John G. Whittier, the poet, is eighty, four. The Queen Dowager of Bavaria is dying oi dropsy. The Empress of Austria suffers from' insomnia. The Duke of Westminster is worth Cardinal.

Manning's health is daily 1 Ex-Senator Warner Miller is worth $5,000,000. Armour, the Chicago butcher, is wort $25,000,000. Evangelist Moody is conducting a rviva? in Chicago. Senatqr Berry, of Missouri, began lif "as a plowboy. General Russell A.

Alger, of Detroit, is worth $5,000,000. The freedom of Edinburgh has been ten. dered to Mr. ParnelL Claus Spreckels, the sugar kin is rated as high as $20,000,000. Lieutenant-Governor Chase, of Indian is conducting revival meetings in Covington, Neal Dow, the Prohibitionist, has been appointed a Commissioner for Maine to the Paris Exposition.

It is said that Mrs. Frank Leslie, of New York city, receives an of marriage nearly every day in the year. Alt-en Thorndike Rice, Minister to Russia, was kidnapped at the tender age of eight years and carried off to Europe. United States Senator Stanford and Mrs. Stanford, and Justice and Mrs.

Field will presently set out" for Alaska. The Right Honorable William Henry Smith, First'Lord of the Treasury, is about to be raised to the British peerage. Ex-President Cleveland caught a ninety-four pound tarpon in Laconha tehee Creek, in the Indian River region of Florida. Ex-Attorney-General Gafxaxd has hung out his shingle, and will spend the rest of his days in Washington practicing law. Colonel Washburn, the new Minister to Switzerland, is not only said to be the handsomest man in Massachusetts, but he is some- thing of apoetaswell.

s. The widow of General Grant will accompany her son, Colonel. F. Grant, to Austria, when he there as United States Minister. General William S.

Harney, the famous Indian fighter, is living at Jacksonville, and possesses good health, although eighty-nine years old. Misses Hattie Blaine, Florence Windom, Miss Miller and Miss Proctor will be the cabinet "families' contribution to the Washington debutantes next winter. -One of the most successful lawyers at Atlanta, is Charles H. J. Taylor, a colored man, who began life as a bootblack.

fie formerly practised law in Boston. Corporal. Tanner, the new Commissioner of Pensions, entered the Union army when only seventeen years pld He lost both ol his legs at the second battle of Bull Run. Senator Berry, of Arkansas, was a soldier in the Confederate army at tendei age of sixteen. He lost a leg at Shiloh, and after the war became a school teacher in Carroll County, Ark.

Governor Biggs, of Delaware, owns a dozen peach farms, is "heavily interested in several railroads, and is the possessor oi wealth in other forms. He does not show this in his dress, however, for he wears a swallow-tail coat, low-cut vest, and wide trousers, all of the style of forty years ago, while a high white hat -covers his head. Italy has seventy-one vessels." Mtbsikkippi has 310,399 horses. Thk British navy has 327 vessels. A silk; syndicate has been formed.

The Mexican Congress has opened. London has upward of 14,000 policemen. "We have a standing army of 25,000 men. The Treasury of Quebec, Canada, is empty. Dickinson County, Kaiu, has a cat ranch.

The stock of petroleum is 17,000,000 barrels. England's flour trust has fallen through. Natural gas is being found in Arkansas. The total Mormon population of Utah is 153,911.. Italy has opened its universities to women.

An immense pine-straw trust has been organized Lebby Prison will scon be removed to Chicago. Pineapple culture in Florida yields $400 per acre. i. The cotton crop of 1888. was the largest ever made.

China has only 193 inhabitants to the square mile. The farms of Ohio are mortgaged for $375,000,000. The Russians are building grain elevators on the Black Sea. A Chinaman has been lecturing in favor of prohibition in Minnesota. Southern lumber manufacturers have organized and put up prices.

There was-never a season more favorable for the flow of maple sap. Six juvenile heirs and heiresses have been abducted within five months. The output of. lumber this year will be twenty per cent, less than The range of observation from the top of the Eiffel Tower is forty miles. There are 1365 foreign offices at the disposal of the State Department.

Railroad companies' statistics show that a very large business is being done. The revolt against the "Germans in East Africa is spreading among the natives. 'The premium on gold in the Argentine Republic has reached sixty-four per cent. The logging season in the New England forests has been an unusually short one. William Glass, of Verndale, recently ate five dozen eggs in thirty minutes.

Mexico exhibit in the Paris Exposition will include 12,000 specimens of minerals of various kinds. 1 General Boulanger has made application to the Swiss Government for permission to reside in Geneva. Several people have gone insane at Victoria, British Columbia, victims of the Salvation army excitement. The tobacco crop of Kentucky, which is now being put on the market, amounts to nearly 300,000,000 pounds. Several young clergymen have been caught stealing Dr.

Talmage's sermons, and new cases are reported almost daily. Two Vermont hunters trapped last winter, near Bradford over 100 foxes, on which they received a State bounty of fifty cents on a fox. The debt of North Carolina has been reduced from $18,277,000 to $1,130,000, and the latter amount is now being refunded in new 4 per cents. SiXTEEiHOcrsAND acres of Government homesteads and pre-emptions have been taken by eager settlers at Great Falls, Mpn-'. tana, since January 1st.

The United States Government, as a reward for his faithful services, has enrolled Washakie, the head chief of the Shoshone ln- dians in Wyoming, as a Government scout, with the pay of a regular soldier. By an almost unanimous and a very enthusiastic vote the Farmers' Alliance of Georgia, representing 80,000 farmers, resolved that they would use cotton bagging for the baling of then- cptton-tand would not use jute under any cfrcumstaances. Having himself Latin and written a creditable translation of the first six books of Virgil's "ffineid." Erastus Richardson, a Pawtucket (R. bookkeeper, has now carried out a similar method of training in music, by learning the use of a violin and then making an instrument on which to play. THE NATIONAL GAME.

Mike Kelly will captain Boston. The Texas League has opened its season. All the pitchers have new curves this season. Thompson, of Philapelphia, is a failure on first base. Fotjtz has been elected captain of the Brooklyn team.

Seven of Hartford (Conn's.) players are left-handed batsmen. MorrilL late of Boston, has signed to play with Washington. Judge Noon an, who was elected Mayor of St. Louis, is a baseball crank. Bonp, the old-time pitcher, is official umpire for the Intercollegiate Association.

The Atlanta (Ga.) Club is negotiating with Monk Cline, who is wanted as captain-man ager. Princeton has thus far made the best showing of all the college teams against professional clubs. Crane, the New York pitcher, was sun-struck while crossing the equator with the Spalding tourists. Corkhill, O'Brien and Burns all of the Brooklyns make about the best outfield in the American Association Manager Phillips, of the Pittsburg League team, thinks 'the (cinnatis will capture the Association pennant. The Stf Louis Club and the players who have been holding out for an increase of wages have come to an agreement.

The rate offered the Southern League by the railroads is two cents a mile. The different teams will travel about 19,000 miles during the season. George Woods fine playing on the trip around the world will probably cause the Philadelphia management to put him. on the team permanently. Auckland, New Zealand offers $100 a month, and -all expenses, for some good American ball-players to go there and teach the natives how to play baseball.

Von deb Ahe, of St. Louis, has more luck, with beginners than any other manager in the business. His latest itfind' Pitcher.Free- man, promises to make a record Ames, of Princeton College, is undoubtedly a preening wonuer. nu nas uae most won- derful lroTball of anv Ditcher in the busi j-ness, whether amateur or The leather used in covering baseballs is i tanned at Covington, Ky. The popular im- pression prevails that baseballs are covered with either horse hide or pig skin, whereas i egg-tanned sheep skin is the cover most used Honest John Morrill, of Washington, is one of the five players still in the League who were with the organization when it first started.

The others are Hines, of 1 Indian-, apolis; O'Rourke, of the New Yorks; Anson, of Chicago, and White, now assigned to Pittsburg. Recently a big six-footer strolled up to the ball erounds while the Baltimore boys were at nlav. He put on a suit and went in to pitch. He placed the ball in every conceivable position, and his curves and in and out shoots were remarkable. His name is George Goetz.

Barnie will give him a trial. r-rr-n, tfie Chinese Embassy at Washington and now Bhang-hai, advocates the expulsion of everyAmerv rariTi the service of China as a reprisal lor the exclusion of CJhinamen from Ainerica. quired no scaffolding to wore upon, as eacn pier." supported itself, although each leaned toward tne otners. i nen an aranoai support had to be provided, as above that height, until the first platform was reached, the center oi gravity oi eacn pier wumu lvui uuimuo vm. the base.

I And so piece by piece the towers grew, and at length reached a height of 140 feet. Then lour enormous nonzomai Trusses wwe put in place to connect the four piers. These were nearly 140 feet long and weighed a good many tons, and in order to place them Si position it was necessary to- erect an ex tensive if alse work, or scaffolding. nen these trusses were in position, and the connecting beams to form a flooring were in place, the workmen had a great solid platform, nearly 150 feet above the grouhd and -upward of 150 feet square, to work upon. These four inclined piers and the four big connecting trusses form the solid groundwork of the tower.

There is nothing particularly unique in the detail of construction. The wnrk is simnlv a svstem of trusses and braces, in which the material is so placed as to make a strong and light structure. The four great arches which rise between the piers, immediately under the great horizontal trusses, are largely ornamental in character. They serve to round off what would otherwise be an angular outline, but do not support any of the weight of the structure. Above the lower platform two four-corner piers incline toward each other at a sharper angle.

The iron columns are lighter and the spaces in the system of bracing are larger. High above the first platform, nearly 400 feet from the ground, a second series of horizontal trusses binds the four piers together and forms the basis for a second landing. These two platforms are glorious places Statue of Column 433 ft. Rouen Liberty, ington Venjlome, Cathedral, 301ft. Monument, 148 ft.

470 ft. 500 ft. from which to view, the city of Paris. They are so large that even very timid persons standing on them will lose all fear. The lower, one is nearly half an acre in extent while the upper one is about one-third that size.

From the platform a view of the country for forty miles around may be obtained. Above the second platform the four corner piers gradually approach each other and at length unite in one pier, at the top of which, nearly a fifth of a mile from the ground, there is a covered observatory, and above this rises a slender mast. Doubtless many thousand people will see Paris and ever so many square miles of surrounding country from the observatory during the summer. -They will not have to walk up, for a gigantic elevator' runs up through one of the piers to the very top. This elevator is of peculiar for the carriage or truck, travels upward on a spiral track, while the car itself rises vertically, or rather as nearly vertically as the angle of the pier will, allow.

While the Eiffel tower was a- stupendous conception, and will stand as completed the marvel of modern engineering, no new Erinciples are involved in its construction, a fact, to an engineer, the most wonderful thing about the tower is its simplicity. The way for the Eiffel tower, both in conception and execution, was paved, after a fashion, by the work on the Garobit viaduct and the Taraes bridge, both of which were built by Eiffel. In fact, the construction of bridges and viaducts, without the use of scaffolding or false work, by making the several parts balance themselves as the work progresses, owes much to this French engineer. Gustave Eiffel is a master of construction; It is said of him that he combines within himself the practical knowledge of the Eng lish engineer, the audacity of the American and the science and theories of the Frenchman. He was born at Dijon, France, in 1832, and was educated at the Central School of Sciences and Arts.

He it was who first made practical use of compressed air in cassions in the building of bridge foundations, in the erection of the great bridge at Bordeaux. TOP OF THE; TOWER. I M. Eiffel has been a busy man, indeed, these many years, but he found time, when the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was to be set up in New York Harbor, to design the skeleton framework which supports the gigantic figure and at the same tame firmly holds it to the granite pier on which it stands. A glance at the illustration will show to what extent the Eiffel tower overshadows all the famous tall structures of the world In comparison with its 964 feet Cheops is dwarfed at 480.

The Washington Monument is little less than 500 feet high, and the point of the flame of liberty's torch in New York Harbor rises barely 300 feet in the air. The fees for ascending the Eiffel tower are five francs-" ($1) to the three francs (sixty cents) to the second platform and two francs (forty cents) to the first. The three platforms will hold As A grand Trunk freight train -was CT OSR1T1 or the Canadian Pacific track at Brampton, Ontario, a freight train on the latter road dashed into it, cutting its way through and never stopping. Not. awheel of the Canadian Pacific train left the track.

The engineer and fireman jumped and escaped uninjured. The brakeman ran forward, setting the brakes, and, on reaching the engine, brought the train to a stand. The train had then run two and a half miles past the scene of the accident. No one was hurt, but considerable: damage to property was done. 7 -v ivhe.Oreat Eiffel Tower the Paris Exposition, How the Colossal Structure, Just Completed, was Erected.

1 i The great Eiffel tower at the Paris Exhi bition-has jost been completed, and de scription of the colossal structure, with-an account of the way it was and a sketch of 'its constructor, will be Appropriate at this time. It is scarcely necessary to say that the Coloime The Eiffel Tower, 934 ft. The Great Pyramid, '480 ft. Cathedral, 511 ft. Eiffel tower is by far the highest structure in the world.

It presents a decidedly unique ap-; pearance, too in general outline not unlike a stack of four gigantic muskets with their butts well and solidly spread' and their bayonets joining at their tips. The Eiffel tower stands in the Cliamp de "Mars, almost on the left bank of the river Beine, just in the rear of the Quai d'Orsay, and in fact a part of its foundation is sunk through an old arm of the river, which has been filled in these many years. Its base covers a plot of ground 328 feet square, or nearly two and a half acres in extent. GUSTAVE EIFFEL. It is really at the base a group of four tow ers, each nearly fifty feet square, placed at the corners of the plot of ground, and inclining toward each other as they rise at 'an.

angle of fifty-four degrees. Each tower consists of four columns, bound together by itrusswork, and- each column rests on a masonry pier which is so built that the weight, 'of the column rests upon it squarely and not at an angle. As the tower is 984 feet high, it will be seen that the matter of providing a solid foundation was one of great importance. iThere was a lot of boring and digging before the spot upon which the tower stands was finally selected. The foundation rests upon a thick stratum of sand and gravel.

It may be well to say, for the. benefit of those who think sand is a rather treacherous sort of ground, that a bed of sand and gravel, away under ground, is pretty solid stuff. One of the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge rests on that sort of base. foundations of the two piers of the Eiffel tower farthest from the Seine rest on sand and gravel about twenty-five feet below the surface of the ground. These foundations 'were laid in open excavations, and consist first of great solid platforms of beton, six feet thick, and next of four stone piers winch rise: to the' surface to receive the iron columns.

The foundations for the two piers, nearest the river were not so easily mid It was necessary to go thirty-five feet below the surface of the ground, and this was sixteen feet under water. So caissons had to be used, as they were in building the Brooklyn Bridge piers. A caisson is in effect simply an enormous iron box," without any cover, turned upside down. The method of using it is to dig the earth out from under it and allow it to gradually i settle as the excavation progresses, meanwhile building the pier on When the required depth is reached the cais-son itself is filled up with the beton, and it forms the! bottom layer of the foundation. A shaft is left running through-the pier above for entrance and exit as the work goes on, and the air in the caisson and shaft is compressed to whatever is necessary to keep the water out of the bottom.

It is the principle of the diving bell modified. Work on the foundations was begun on January 28, 1887, and at the end of June they were completed. Then began the labor of setting up the innumerable pieces of iron of which the tower is composed, and it went on at a rapid rate, for each individual piece came from the works of M. Eiffel, at Leval-lois-Peret, cut to its exact dimensions, fitted A Railroad Up Vesuvius. The railroad to the crater of Vesuvius, Which was opened in 1880, has not been operated for a long period, thus causing much inconvenience to travelers.

Recently, however, the entire plant was purchased by the famous tourist firm of Son, of London, who have jnit jthe line in good condition, and trains run for the first time on the 1st Of jFebruary. The patronage is reported as very large. 1 Eastern and Middle States. A.G5!iIIAVIHO' of Chicago, and bis party of baseball players who left San Francisco lastlall arrived in New York city after a tour around the world. fcAAC Rich the oldest fish house in Boston are financially embarrassed.

Their liabilities are placed at sam nm of the steamer Haytien Re- puuuu, wmcn was seized ai Hauti fh ZftrlP af6 to have had much to do with the firm's trouble. Dowws Finch, shirt manufacturers of New York city, with large factories at Jand Hightstown, N. regarded as the leading firm in the business the United States, have failed for $500,000. Ex-Presidekt Cleveland has returned to New York city from his trip to-Cuba and Florida ana resumed the practice of law. beception was given tQ Secretary Tracy by the Brooklyn Club in Brooklyn.

Orders were issued for the entire Pennsylvania division of the National Guard to go to New York and participate in the ceremonies incident to the- centennial of "Washington's inauguration. The extensive ax, shovel and saw factories of Hubbard at Pittsburg, Perm were totally destroyed by fire. The loss will be fully $500,000. I. Ulric Alton, ef Greenville, N.

as killed while driving across the track" at Fitchburg, Mass. Tracy paid his first official visit to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and inspected all. the vessels being Jbuilt and repaired there. The All-America and Chicago baseball teams were warmly welcomed home by their friends at a public dinner at Delmonicp's, in New York city, and their trip around the world was celebrated with words of wit and praise and applause. Among the many speech-makers were Chauncey M.

Depew, Mark Twain, Erastus Wiman and Daniel Dougherty. Jacob Sandt, a well-known and respected grocer of Easton, Commander of "Hugh Payne's Commandery, committed suicide by hanging himself from a rafter in the garret of his home. After a shut-down of only a week's duration, the coal miners along the Monongahela River, have resumed work. About 6000 men in all. were affected by the resumption.

The Boston freight houses of the Boston and Maine Railroad were destroyed by fire. Loss over 500,000. Mayor GraST, of New York, has appointed Fire Commissioner Richard Croker, the leader of Tammany Hall, to the office of City Cfliamberlain, recently resigned by William M. Ivins. Mr.

Croker was promptly sworn into office. The salary is $25,000 a year. South and. West. At Frankfort, William Pray shot and killed his wife, and then shot himself through the head, inflicting a mortal wound.

At a revival meeting at Calhoun, Sheriff of the county, confessed that thirteen years ago he stole $1000 from the county. He made restitution at once. Commodore Bexham has taken command of the navy yard at Mare Island, Cal. Thomas Washngton, fourteen years old was put off an engine near Charleston, W. Va.

He' returned and struck Engineer Spriggles on the head with a pump handle, knocking him down, and then beat him to death. .4 Bill Moras, the of Flat Top," a West Virginia coal mining region, was killed after a most desperate fight. One officer was fatally injured' I Mark Francis, a colored man who was hanged at Lebanon, on March 29, was not killed and was resuscitated by his friends. He is now at large. Rich deposits of gold have been discovered at rJear faw mountain, Montana.

The cashier of a bank in Anoka, has disappeared with 5100,000. Craft's sawmill, near Junction City, was wrecked by a boiler explosion and four men were killed. Rain fell in South Dakota extinguishing prairie fires. Miss Bertha Tract committed suicide at Chattanooga, by firing a bullet into her heart, having only a few minutes pre viously taken chloroform with the intention of ending her life. Frank Harss, of Bloomfield aged twenty-two years, was tramped to death by a stallion.

The animal seized him by the neck with his teeth, shaking him terribly, and stamping him to death. The recent storm which raged in Baltimore with severity swept over the lower Chesapeake most disastrously to shipping. More than a dozen seamen lost their liws and forty vessels were The Louisville (Ky.) Bridge and Iron Company's Works, the largest establishment of its land the South, has been destroyed by fire. Loss, $150,000. Two hundred meD were thrown out of work.

Scarlet fever of a malignant type has broken out at Fairbury, HI. Near Yarborough Station, Texas, Rev. Hall Miller shot and killed an intoxicated man of evil reputation named Purchard, whg had disturbed his meeting. "Washington. The President has appointed Joel B.

Er hardt Collector at the Port of New York-Colonel Erhardt was the Republican candi date for Mayor of New York last November-, and is a prominent party leader in the Me" tropolis. Cornelius Van Cott was appointed Postmaster of the city of New York by the President. Mr. Van Cott is a State Senator, and like Colonel Erhardt has been for yean a Republican leader in New York city politics. i The Secretary of the Navy has formally accepted the gunboat Yorktown.

i A parcel post convention between the United States and the Leeward Tglanrtg, has been signed by Postmaster-General ana-maker. I Schuyler Durtee has been appointed chief clerk of the Patent Office. He is forty-two years of age" and was born in New Jersey. A new Chinese Minister has been appointed to Washington. His name is Tsin Kook Yan.

He is a man of scholarly attainments, and holds high rank as a member of the Imperial Academy of Pekin. The President and Mrs. Harrison entertained Governor and Mrs. Michigan, and the First Assistant Postmaster-General and Mrs. Clarkson at dinner at the White House.

1 Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms James Christie, of the Linited States Senate, has just died of pneumonia. He had been 8 Senate employe for twenty-five years. Secretary Wixdom ordered the dismissal of Captain Herbert Beecher, a son of Henrj Ward Beecher. from the Government service. In 1385 Cleveland appointed him Collector of Customs at Fort Townsend, Washing ton Territory.

The President made the following appointments: Eben E. Rand of Maine, to be Ap praiser of Merchandise in me uisunct vi Portland and Falmouth, George O. Sturgiss, of West Virginia, to be Attorney of the United States for the District of West Virginia, and Hugh B. of Tennessee, to be United States District-Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Colonel L.

Swords, formerly Ser-geant-at-Anns to the Republican National Committee, has been appointed Inspector of Furniture in the Treasury By direction of the President the Secretary of War has ordered-- that the new miUtary post near Denver, CoL, shall be known -as Fort Logan, to honor the memory of the late General John A. Logan. the Treasury in the absence oi secretary Windom, and Assistant Secretary Tichenor to act as Secretary in the absence of both Secretary Windom and Assistant eeorewy Harold M. Sewell, removed by Secretary Bayard from the office of Consul-Gen-eral in Samoa, has been appointed by Secretary Blaine the disbursing agent to the Samoan Commission at Berlin. Jj Adam C7 "Tanneb of Canton, Ohio "has been appointed Chief of the Appointment Division, Interior Department.

The President has made the following ap-' ointments: Frank Phimley, to be United tates Attorney for the District of Vermont; George A. Knight, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Texas, and James McDowell, to' be Register of the Land Office at Huron, Dak. Foreign. The 6000 tusks of ivory, which the African explorers Stanley and' Emin Bey are reported to have with them, are valued at 1600,000. A nephew of Guzman Blanco, ex-President of Venezuela, who committed forgery to the amount of $23,000, has been arrested in Mexico while trying -to escape to the United A new Peruvian Ministry has been formed with Pedro Alejandrino de Solar as Premier.

houses have been destroyed by fire at Surat, India. The loss is placed at The Dowager Duchess of Cambridge, aunt of Queen Victoria, is dead, aged ninety-two. Considerable distress prevails along the Panama Canal. There are still over 3000 per sons on the line of the works who are in a destitute condition. Some deaths from starvation have already been reported.

The Ameer of Bokhara is about to. send his son to Russia to be educated. I The State Bank of Russia will open a branch in Bokhara. The Persian Government has ceded the districts of Keiat and Kederi to Russia. Over 15,000 persons were rendered homeless by the great fire at Surat, India, To add to the prevailing distress cholera has broken out in the town.

i The rumor that Stanley and Emin Pasha were marching in the direction of Zanzibar was an Arabian invention. I 1 A wine store Hungary, was entered by thieves. The proprietor surprised the robbers at their work and was seized and crushed to death in a wine press. They caught the blood in a cup and forced a passer-by to drink it. i King John, of Abyssinia, before his death appointed as his successor his nephew, Dagiac Mangacia.

The French Chamber of Deputies has passed the bill" regulating the procedure of the trial of Boulanger by the Senate. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of General Boulanger, Dillon and Rochefort. Copies of them have been submitted to every police station in France. The Indian pearl fisheries are a failure owing to the prevalence of cholera. The failure involves a loss to the government of about E8QQJ0.

THE LABOE WORLD. The iron trade is very inactive. A silk mill is to be erected at Lvnchbura, Va. A shoe factory is to built at Raleigh. N.C.

I Several silk mills are to be built in Pennsylvania. The three labor strikes in Buffalo, N. are still on. The hosiery manufacturers are crowded with work. Hungary, in fear of a labor shortage, has forbidden emigration.

In Spartansbur County, S. there are eight cotton mills operation. Tuskaloosa, expects soon to have a 1100,000 boot and shoe factory. In Great Britain there are 203 tin-plate mills, employing 100,000 hands. A general strike of the street-railway employes in Minneapolis is threatened.

Krupp, of Germany, is putting- up big mill to turn out more war material. The carmen of Vienna are organizing with a view to striking for higher wages. Organized labor is making preparation for the eighth hour strike next year. The Welsh tin plate makers have abandoned their attempt to form a trust. New England shoemakers continue to leave large cities for country places.

Knoxville and Nashville, are looming up as great manufacturing centers. The paper-makine industry throuehout Hie United States is nroStable. There are 1 1100 mills. 1 The biggest printing plant in the world is that presided over by the United States Public Printer. Poor cotton, poor weather, high speed make the threads break often and make the weaver's life a bore.

It is probable that Pennsylvania will ap1 propriate $.500,000 to introduce manual training in. public schools. A German manufacturer now visiting America says America leads the world in the line of shoe machinery. An expert weaver can care for eight looms; he works in an ftisle with four looms before him and four behind him. New York State is maintaining 3000 idle convicts, many of whom are upon the verge of insanity from lack of work.

Work has been resumed in sixteen collieries at Wilkesbarre that had been idle for some time, setting to work 6000 people. No Massachusetts railroad will man unless he signs a contract not to begin suit for damages in case he is injured. Thk strike of the female feather-workers of New York city failed only after a struggle almost without parallel in the history of strikes. I There is said to be one woman in the finishing department of the watch factory at able to do men's work for men's Pittsburg's glass workers are all opposed to prohibition, as the bottle trade is one of the biggest and most lucrative branches of their industry. Kansas has been obliged to break a prison labor contract for the rather novel reason that she has not enough available room in the penitentiary to fill it.

James G. Baiterson, the insurance millionaire, of Hartford was originally a marble cutter, and is said to know more about marble cutting than any; other man alive. The New York watch-case makers propose to rebel against task work, which, they say, compels them to do six days' work in five. The watch-making industry seems to be growing all oyer the United States, A new coal cutting machine is operated by electricity and makes 250 blows a has been practically tested in the coal mines of Illinois. The coal operators have seen it used and say that it is a good thing.

Fifty or'sixty years ago the total number of persons employed by Manchester (England) Postoffice was twenty or thirty all told. Now there are 1600, which being added to the number employed in the outer districts, make a total of nearly 2500 one-fifth part of are women. Nearly every west-bound train on the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul Railroad carries from fiveto a dozen emigrant cars filled with emigrants for a majority of whom are Germans. The Dakota towns are rapidly filling up with strangers, and fhelive-tiest kind of a boom is looked for during th coming summery I i 1 Path charges more every year.

Makt Anderson is improving very rapidljs Julia' Maklowe, the tragedienne, is weS v-v Clasa Morris has recovered from her cent illness. Salyiki, the Italian tragedian, was ban Milan, at Derby, N. was re cegWy burned. CoQUXLik, the French comedian, is a closi student of history. A sister of Evangelist Sam Small is sing ing in English opera.

Irvino's profit out of "Macbeth" in-Lon-don is reckoned at $2500 a week. 'Lottle Lord Fauntlxrot" is playing crowded houses in San FranciacojL 1 i wiui UlOUMUOtk jiKMAynB IAJ ULU9 COUntTy. -A CHIN EK rinunaKn Mmn.nt of the novelties in New York next season. LiYDiA THOKPSOir, the burlesquer, is make her permanent home in this country. Edwin Booth has entirely recovered hit neaitn and resumed ms tour with Mr.

Barrett. Sarah Jewett will probably join ths Madison Square (New York) Theatre force! season. ry Emua Abbott's income from her rents is $75,000 a year, and her singing brings her $50,000 more. -L Philadelphia supports a permanent com- pany of minstrels, and is the only city in the country that does. Another American singerlr Miss Jeanne Daniel, has made a success on the concert -platform of Berlin! 5 Mrs.

Potter is now a dramatic teacher. She is teaching a young lady, a member of her company, how to act. Mansfield's production of ''Richard OT in London cost 130,000, the armor alone being accountable for $10,000. Anton Rubenstein will consecrate the fiftieth anniversary of his first public performance on July 23d next. The peculiar malady which is prosti-atin so many actresses is called "It" by a PhUa delphia doctor, who says that it is a dangerous and poisonous disease of the tissues.

Dr. Joachim, the famous violinist, th fiftieth anniversary of whose public careex was generally observed in Germany last month, learned to play on a toy violin when he was five years old, and appeared before the public as a soloist for the first time three years later. He is still in the prime of life. LATER NEWS. The by-elections in Rhode Island resulted in favor of the Republicans.

They will hav a majority of eleven on joint ballot in the Legislature. 0 Charles sixty years of age, oi Philadelphia, Svas instantly killed, and John Coegan fatally injured by falling from the fourth story of a nbw-buildlng in Atlantic City, N. General I Francis Frederick Millejt, Irish patriot, soldier and journalist, died at his late residence in New York city at the age of fifty-three yeara PAtrLTNE Zanchiska, an insane Polish girl, threw herself in front of an approach ing train near Scran ton, and was-crushed to death. She did it in order to es- cape capture by asylum authorities. Thorwald Egiditts, the son of the Nor wegian consul at Amsterdam, committed suicide in his 'elegant apartments at New York Egidius was a tall, athletic man.

about twenty-eight years old. was well educated and was of a Cheerful disposition. Mountain fires were raging on the South Mountain hear Edgemont, Md. A vast lot of timber was destroyed. The United States man-of-war Pensacola, which sunk during the recent hurricane at Norfolk (Va.) Navy Yard has been floated; and is found not to be strained.

Mrs. George Sheckles, while trying, to extinguish the burning dress of her infant daughter, was burned to death at Shelby ville, Ind. The child also, lost its life. The President has abandoned his proposed cruise in Chesapeake Bay for the present, as Mrs. Harrison's health is hot good Rear Admiral Thomas Patterson, U.

S. retired died a few days ago at Washington, aged sixty-nine years. He-was born in New Orleans, and entered tfie navy as midshipman in 1836. A terrible explosion has occurred in a colliery at Castrap, Westphalia, Germany. The men were at work in the pit at the time, and twenty were killed The American schooner Carrie A.

Buch-. nam was chased by a Dominican gunboat and fired upon off the coast of St. Domingo, West Indies. Archbishop Joseph Tklesphobus Paul, of Bogota, United States of Colombia, is dead. A NEW SENATOR.

Election of Nathan F. Dixon by the Rhode Island liegislature. The Rhode Island Legislature, on the ninth ballot, elected Nathan P. Dixon to the United States Senate as successor to Senator Chace, resigned. Senator-elect Dixon is a lawyer about forty-two years, of age, and is the third member of the same family with the same name.

All three have been graduates of Brown University.and lawyers. The ftrstL, after serving seven terms in the Jrlhods Island Legislature, "was elected to the United" States Senate in 1839, and served there till his death in 1842. The second served six terms in the State Legislature, was elected seven times to Congress, and declined farther service; then was subsequently elected six' more times to the Legislature, serving until his death. The third of the name, now chosen United States Senator, was graduated at Brown University in 1869, and is at present a member of the State Senate. SINGULifi SUIOlDE.

4 An Aged German KiUg Himself With a Home-made Cannon. "i Gustave StenzeL an aged German of 11T- waoicee shot Mmself with a caanon under peculiar rfrcumstances. He made the cannon himself. He first secured a piece of cast steel, weighing nine pounds, six Inches omu nu uicues squara via this was totole at the en 1 He filled it with half a pint of pcrrderantf double shot. then placed the camion on 'a tub, wifii Oie muzzle close to his abdomen, and dehbi5 erately touched off the load.

HisVife fonil th a terrible hoV in his abdomen. He died instantly Ths1 weral yards fenti 2vtU.iSlhad bard drinker several months, and the night previous JhS to loll his wife r210f recentharbor improvements a Prt sufficient tol ioommerce yhjdiJhexggJi.of. fee wprld.J FOUR WERE KILLED. Pathetic Details of a Railway Collis-; ion in Illinois. Passenger train No.

2 on the Chicago Sante Fe and California Railroad was run into and badly wrecked at Lorenzo, 111., at 5.80 o'clock in the morning. Four people were killed outright, five were badly scalded and several others received serious wounds. The train was running on time, and the extra freight, through somein-excusable error of the tram dispatcher, allowed to follow her. The engine crashed into the private car, driving it upon the steps of the Pullman car Santa Anna. The fireman of the freight engine jumped and escaped, but the engineer vPas crushed against the boiler head In the private car was J.

L. Hart, a director of the California Construction Railway. He lives at Brookline, Mass Both his legs were broken, -and he was badly scalded' His son and daughter, who accompanied him, were killed instantly. Henry W. Lamb, also in the private car, was scalded about the face and body.

Palmer, the freight brake-man, was hurled over the freight engine into the mass of debris, and he escaped with a bad scald on his face and both hands were terribly burned One of the saddest features of the accident is that Miss Alice Hart was killed within a few feet of the man who was soon to be her husband. She was engaged to be married to Henry B. Lamb, and the young couple were on their way East to be married when the accident occurred APRIL CROPS REPORTS. The Condition of Winter Grain and Farm 'Animals. The crop report of the Department of Agriculture for April relates to the condition of winter grain and of farm animals as tbey go out of winter quarters.

There was little winter protection, except for a short time in mid-winter, in the latitude of heavy winter snows; consequently the more northern breadths are somewhat brown in color, and patches in wet soils are winter killed Yet the temperature has been so mild with so few sudden extremes, that the condition is very good The plants are generally well rooted, and have been growing, over a large part of the area, through the winter. The. general average condition is 94, nearly the same as the April condition of the crop of 1886, whkhlell at harvest to 87.8; that of 1888, 82, and that of the previous year, 83.1. The April condition of the large crop of 1884 was. 95.

4, going up to 98 at harvest. The rye crop is also in good condition, The ereneral averaze is 93.9. The mild winter has been favorable to farm tmiTTmU which are generally high con idition. WAE SHIPS AT SAMOA. The Three Powers Concerned Agree to Reduce Their Naval Forces.

It is authoritatively stated at the Department of State, Washington, that the three treatv powers concerned in Bamoan affairs-- Enrfand Germany, and the United States- have reached an understanding, by the terms of which they will each keep butone war ves-seLat Samoa pending the texmjtotionof the PaKA Arm TVTAnA tv, -ratsel to be sent tfceresby the United will be the Alert a thousand-ton ship rtw Honolulu. The German corvette RrmhiA. now on her way out from Zanzibar. wifi. represent German, interesta, while Erg- land will doubtless order the calliope to return to -Samoa from Sydney, or wEl her if she was materially damaged by the mnricane..

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