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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA.f MONDAY JULY .28, 1890. PEIOE FIVE CENTS. WAES SOUTH OF US. CONFLICT JJT A.TRES. T1GHT1NG STILL IN PROGRESS. :Many Killed on Both Stories From Guatemala and San the News. BUEJTOS AYRES, July Cam- rjpos and Arredontia, commanding tho insur- gents, have seized tho arsenal, -barracks and Plaza Lavalle- Their forces include five mili- tary and two citizen battalions and a cadet The government commands seven bat- talions, and expects reinforcements from Za- rate. Tho street conflicts on Saturday were adverse to tho government. TJOSSOS on both Bides were heavy. Many buildings were de- Btroyed. The navy remains neutral. Senor Pellisrini, vice president, has assumed the presidency. 1 [i. battalion of arms anil baggage, has joined the insurgents. The populace support the revolution, which has extended to tho provinces. The authori- ties aro negotiating with the insurgents. "TUB INSURGENTS ABLY COMMANDED. LOKIHIN, July dispatch sent from. Buenos Avres at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon says that righting was still going on at that hour and that thero were many killed and 'crouniled on both sides. The insurgents have laruw resources at their disposal and are ably commanded. The rebels, the dispatch says, have many sympathizers among the opposing troops. ACCOUNT OF SATURDAY'S FTGHTINO. July dispatch to the Times from Buenos Ayressays: Early on Saturday, the artillery, joined by some civilians, took the first steps to overthrow the government. The troops and police parleyed. Firing was opened at Palenrto and soon extended to the Plaza la Vallo. The infantry and artillery, tept up heavy firing all tbe morning. The police fired at and dispersed a crowd around the government house, but the people kept firing from houses. A determined group of forty men stood pluckily at their arms in front of the government house, while the roar of artillery and roll of musketry came nearer end nearer. A policeman in mere wantonness split an Englishman's bead open with his Biibre. and a bystander shot the policeman down. In tho afternoon the revolutionary govorn- muiit issued its first decree. This ordered the mobilization of the national guard and ap- pointed Nicolas Morale, chief of police. At 5 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, two attacks were made by the government troops on tho citizens' battalions. The troops were repulsed both times, policemen and artillery men lying dead in heaps. The chief of police. Captain De Villa, is wounded. The air nister of war is reported killed. Sharp fixing -continues around the artillery barracks. [Here the cable dispatch, abruptly closes.] SALVADOR AJSD GUATEaiAtA. Salvadorans Still Pushing tlie Gua- temalans. CITY OF MEXICO, via Oalyeston, July the Spanish minister Jiere, has been informed that two Spanish war Bhipa have been ordered to Central America. Several revolutionary bands are marauding near the Mexican frontier in. Guatemala terri- tory. Both Guatemala and Salvador are try- ing to mass .troops with utmost haste, but Guatemala finds difficulty in the dissatisfac- tion of her soldiers. A Guatemala special dispatch claims that the Guatemalan forces so greatly outnumber the Salvaronians that in the present week the tables will be turned. A GUATEMALAN DISPATCH. KICHFIKLD SPKINOS, N. Y., July cipher dispatch received here today by an official of the Guatemalan government, says that Guatemala accepts the war provoked by Salvador, and will continue ituntil Salvador elects a legitimate president in the placejof Ez- eta. Tho battle fought on the 23d instant, the same dispatch recites, resulted in the rout of the Salva'dorians, but as Salvador commands the cable to Central America, the government -only allows dispatches favorable to itself to be :fient abroad. This telegram further asserts that the arms -taken from the steamer Coliraa were taken the consent ot the Pacific Mail agent and American minister, by virtue of article 17 of Pacific Mail contract. dispatch further says, will re- main neutral for the present, but niay join Guatemala if events require her. Guate- Tnala lias men under arms, and Hondu- ras while San Salvador has ouly about THE MEXICAN MINISTER IN TEXAS. ST. Louis, July dispatch from San Antonio Texas, says Senior Romero, Kexican minister at "Washington, D. C., one, he having been away from Mexico for six years. Intimate friends of his, however, de- clare that he is going to Mexico in response to a call from President Diaz, who intends pro- moting him to an important post in the min- istry. Senor Romero said that the Central American rupture has progressed to that state Tvhere arbitration was absolutely out of the Question. _______ MILAN TO MARRY AGAIN. Tbe About to Wed an American Heiress. From the "Philadelphia Press. PARIS, July special dispatch front Belgrade to this morning's Temps, the most conservative and reliable paper in France, an- nounces that King Milan, feeling that he is legally free to marry again, will shortly take to himself as a wife a young American lady -of great wealth, whom he met last winter in Paris. The name of the lady is not given, but the truth of the story is vouched for. The ex king's affairs are, however, in a sadly compli- cated condition in Paris, and only a little ago his creditors were clamorous to a point that threatened to develop into a acan-  ng the fjeneral debate will last, aa almost very democratic senator is understood to have formal speech, for delivery. An ffort will be made during the week secure a vote on the bill to trans- er the revenue marine from the treasury to ie navy department, comos up during LO morning hour. Unless a demand for the assage of tlie river and harbor bill grows ;ronger.tban it is at present, the managers of lat measure will not endeavor to bring it be- ore the senate this week. The amendments made by the senate to the undry civil appropriation bill will be the rst matter before tlie house. Tuesday and Wednesday are to bo given up to the agricul- ural committee, which will seek to secure ction upon the compound lard and meat ispection bills, if not interfered with by the eneral deficiency appropriation bill. The elections committee is still pushing for onsideration of the Virginia and South Carolina election cases, and expects o fill in the remainder of the week in that -ay, if the opportunity offers. DELAWARE BURXINO UP. WORK f OR THE WEE It. A, GENERAL ROW I2t8TEAl> OF JOZAT Ml Sorts of Crops Ruined by a Two Months' 'ILFORO, July is dryer tian the traditional bone a prohibition tate. Every pore of her sandy soil gasps for ain, prayers are offered in the churches for ain and wishes for rain have ,the call on politics just at present. No rain has fallen for learly two months and tho face of the earth is larched as it has not been since 1838. Nearly every growing crop has been ruined, nd the farmer feels that the plagues of an- tent Egypt are being repeated in Delaware. ?he wheat crop just harvested has been, only >ne-half a yield, the oat crop is less than one- ourth a full one; the berry crops have been hortened by the drought. Corn is literally .ried up from root to tassel and a flood of rain could not revive it. Pastures are dried up and look aa though. fire tad ruu through them. Farmers are eeding the hay saved last month to thoir tock and are wondering where they will got money with which to buy western corn next winter. Last year floods of rain ruined nearly every this year tlie drougth will prove evon more damaging. Delaware's five million peach trees generally uruish a reserve income that offsets any agri- cultural looses, hut the peach prop is an entire allure this year. Tlioro is not a carload in he state. Poverty is present and waut is ex- pected and feared. ______ A YOUTHFUL EUECTRICIAN. [Vonderfttl Work Being: Done a Chicago Boy. CHICAGO, 111., July quietly and almost sub rosa a young Chicago electrician is working out an idea of his own for the perfec- ion of an electric steamboat propeller. The inventor proposes to drive boat of any size and by a storage battery of his own do- sign, to be charged from a battery, .Iso invented by him, with an especial object in view of its economy in the matter of fuel. His design is all bat accomplished, and electricians who have seen the working model say that the boy has his fortune and fame in that little ship. The young man is L.. L. Summers, hardly out of his toons, and by all odds the youngest professional electrician in ;he country. Young Summers began his busi- ness career under his father, Professor C. H. Summers, electric.il engineer of tho "Western Union Telegraph company. FAREWE1X. Republicans and Democrats Meet to DiscnsEl. tlie Issues of tlie Day and a Ensues. Tlio Priest Says He Never Did AuRlit He Knew to Be Wrong. NEW YORK, July Dr. pastor oi the Roman Catholic church Epiphany, who has been removed by the col- lege of the propaganda at Rome, on account of tiis differences with Archbishop Corrigan, took farewell of his congregation at the various masses which were held in the church this morning. At high mass in taking leave of the congregation, ho said: "I have always done my duty as a priest to you as far as it lay in my power. I never did luglit which I knew to be wrong. Through human frailties I have no doubt erred some- times, but, never knowingly. I will continue in the same path. I will try to do my duty as a priest and as a Catholic, and I trust you will pray for me. But if I ever thought that any one should alienate himself or herself from tbe church on my account, it would cause me more pain than all the pleasure I have de- rived from my long association with you could coun State Fair. RICHMOND, Va., July prospect brightens for a state fair here this fall. The initial meeting of business held yesterday has given great impetus in tbe movement, and two of the four canvassing committees raised in their districts today, and with only a partial canvass. A general meeting will be- held, in a day or two, under the auspices of the chamber of commerce, and by then the needed guarantee will have been sub- scribed. The crops are good, and the fair should be a success. Colonel Tazewell Ellett, who returned yesterday from a trip west, tonight announced himself a candidate for the democratic nomi- nation for congress. The other candidates in tbe field are Hon. GeorgeD. Wise and Speaker K. H. Cardwell. The Remains of Ericsson. NBW YORK, July Swedish execu- tive committee, in charge of the arrangements for the removal of the remains of the late Captain Erricsson, and appointed Major Louis F. grand marshal of the procession, in which every Swedish society in New York and vicinity will participate. The Swedish minister at Washington sent a com- munication from King. Oscar, stating that he was taking an active interest in the interment of the body of the late inventor and that the remains would be received with all honors usually accorded to a Swedish duke or ad- miral. _______ The Women's ASHUVJLLE, N. C., July Woman's Christian Temnerance Union assembly held a (Fraud mass meeting at the Methodist church here this afternoon. Mrs. Wella, of Tennes- see; Mrs. Hells, of Mississippi; Editor White of the Kibboner; Mrs. Hobba, of Guilf ord col- lege, North Carolina; Mrs. Young, of Soutt Carolina; Mrs. Cadwalader, ol Florida, am Webb, of Georgia, made addresses. Miss Willard delivered an address in the Methods church tonight, taking for her text: "What Think Ye of Eighteen states are now represented in the assembly. How It Will Be Arranged. CHICAGO, July plan of division of the world's fair, which will be presented by the directors to the legislature tomorrow or the next day, is to place the art gallery, gov "ernment building and other buildings con taining fine electrical ouildinga in the lake front, and use the presen lake front grounds as an entrance to the ground. At Jackson paik will he placed a big machinery hall, stock show, mineral palace tmdergrpnxxd mining glass iactprj several state "exhibits, sue! other novel and beautiful displays as maybe later oa. BLOOD AT A BARBECUE. iKVERAL PERSONS BADLY BRUISED- cansas, and declines to return a requisition The detectives are positive they :anTidehtify him. aa a train robber and a mfttu- the Burrow's gang. He taken as soon as a requisition can be htained. SHOT "AS HE RAX. Ala., July political barbecue and speaking at Day's Gap, in Walker county, yesterday came near nding in a bloody riot. A free fight occurred ver a proposed division of time with repob- speakers and some thirty shots were red, several people receiving slight wounds. L. Long, tlie democratic nominee for tfte egislature, and a son of B. M. Long, the re- ublican nominee for governor, was struck on 10 head with a baseball bat and badly hurt, le had aiso two fingers broken. No one else as seriously hurt. The trouble came about n this way. On Friday the repub- caus had a meeting at the same place nd invited some of the domocratic speakers a joint debate which was accepted. At the emocratic meeting, Congressman Bankhead nd other prominent speakers were present, nd Hon. B. M. Long, republican nominee or governor, and W. E. Vaugh, republican andidate for congress, were invited to speak. A. dispute arose over the division of time and irho should speak last, which ended in the ight. Only local men were involved in the rouble, the speakers, with the exception qt L. Long, having no hand in it. After the trouble the republicans decid ot to speak and the meeting passed off wit jut further interruption. It is said every effort was made to hush t' atter up and keep it out of the papers, b everal parties who were present arrived he e oday arid gave the above particulars of t affair. Of a Mob to a House of a Woman of Bi Man Killed, RALRIOH, N. C., July ormation has been received here of a murd which occurred in Green county last Frid night. It happend that Sam. Porter, a whi man, had a woman of bad repute living on 1 'arm. He was warned two or three times ti le must have the woman removed. Ho c not heed the warning, but placed a white ma named Burwell, to keep guard and prove other men from visiting her, especially negro. Friday night about twenty-five m wont to the woman's bouse for the purpose whipping the negro, if found. The womi n was informed that she must leave the nelf. >orhood. She mado an outcry, which broug Porter down to the house armod with a pist and bowic knife. The next morning Porte body was found pierced with a load of bn> ihot ami five pistol balls. It is not thoug .here was any intention of hurting hi but it is thought ho attempted to shoot did shoot into the crowd, and in consequen received his own death wounds. Burwell Porter's all this and them determined to dispatch him. He was tarr and feathered for the but he beggj BO hard and promised to-leave once and never appear as a witness against any of the parties, that they released him. He recognized two of the men. Burwell went to reenville Saturday morning. He still had some of the tar on him. The woman has dis- appeared also. TBJE OF COOK. He Had Made Himself Very Of fensive and the Killing Not Unexpected. MERIDIAN, Miss., July killing of L. M. B. Cook in Jasper county, has created more interest than anything that has occurred in this section in years. The killing, it is said, was not unexpected, since Cook for some time past has made him- self offensive to the while people of the county, including oven the members of his own family and that of his wife, all of whom, excepting Cook, are democrats. Coot him- self was a democrat untill 1381, when he came out as an independent for chan- cery cleik. Since then he has affiliated with thu republican party. Through his extreme methods, he lost the support of the best white republicans of the county. This left him with the support only of the negroes, who are in the minority in this connty. Since 1881, he has been a constant candidate for office. Last year lie announced himself a candidate for congress in opposition to Anderson, the present repre- sentative of the fifth district. He made no canvass. He tiled a note of contest, but. not being backed by the state executive committee, ho did not prosecute tho con- test. After the seating of federal re- publican members of the south be frequently expressed regret that he did not prosecute claims on the grounds that it was easier to be counted than it was to bo elected. At the time ol his death he was a candidate for the constitutional convention, and had been making an active canvass among the negroes, speaking to them every day and night. His speeches became so inflammatory in character that the white people have for some time ap- prehended that trouble might follow. Cook's family stands well and is one the best known in. tho county. His wife is post- mistress at Heidelburg, where he was buried today quietly and without any demonstration. A DE TEE MINED MUKUKJtKK. .Inventor'Sills aii Opera Bonse Man- ager. Cal... July 27.-John IX Fiske, a and opera house manager of this city, down and instantly killed last night yyjosflph L. Still man, an inventor. Still- an had been-hunting for Fislge all day. He bund him in front of the Grand Central hotel, and after several blows were struck, Fiske iraed and ran up the street, followed by Stall- -with a revolver in his hand. Stillman tiot Fiske three times in the back while they -were running. Stillraan says Fiske has been emanding a half interest in certain patents of is, and threatening that unless Stillman gave im such interests he would toll Mrs. Still- man the alleged intimacy of her husband rith another woman. Stillman declared he driven to desperation by Fiske's throat. HiB Sentence Commuted. COLUMBIA, S. C., July -The overnor -yesterday commuted to life imprison- lent in the penitentiary the sentence of John Jreen, colored, convicted at the June term of Jerltloy county of murder and sentenced to be tanged on August 8th. Will Clyburn and Kachel Gate, two negroes, will be hanged in Lancaster on next riday or the murder of a white man at the instance if hia wife.. A Louisiana Tragedy. -.NEW OKI.KANB, July yening, a row occurred between a number of lien from this city, in which Jack Hayes and Fom Larnegan were fatally John jftrnegan, Sr., received a wound through the leshy part ot his thigh. The cause of the is not known. Eight shots were fired. DOWN THE AIB SHAFT. He Shoots a Reputable Man and Then Sinks Beneath tlie Wave. MEMPHIS, Tenn., July three months ago Oscar Grantham broke into Bill Pilliken's shanty, near the mouth of Wolf river, and stole a pistol. Ho disappeared from, the city at once and did not return until to- dav. Meeting Grantham about 2 o'clock, Pilliken charged him with the theft. Gran- tham made no reply except to draw a pistol and shoot his accuser, the Tbullet taking effect in the left side just below the heart. The wounded man dropped at once and, seeing the murderous' result of his action, Gran- tham plunged into "Wolf river and swam for tbe opposite bank. When half way across he realized that he could go no further, his hoots and clothes dragging him beneath the surface. Making one final and desperate effort, he turned over on hia back, and level- ing the pistol, which he had held while in the water, he again fired ''at gPilliken, hitting him in the left elbow and breaking the bone. Im- mediately after this was done the determined murderer sank beneath the waves and was seen no more. The wound in Pilifcen's side is not certainly fatal. Physicians think, how- ever, that he must lose his left arm, blood poisoning having atreadv set in. Pilliken was a watchman for the Louisville and Wash- ville railroad. Grantham, the murderer, was a worthless and disreptuable character and a notorious tough._____.-_______ One of Rube Caught. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July man supposed to be another member, of the notorious rtube-Burrow gang of train robbers was arrested in this city last night "by De- tectives Overton and Jackson, of Tennessee who claim that they have oeen following tin man for months. The prisoner was registeret at a hotel as H. B. Clifton, of ..Ocala, Fla., bnt after his arrest admitted that his name was Jennings and that he formerly lived in Arfaari sas. Jack Jennings is :the name of -the man the. --well dressed and -had, money. Today Jenninga admits that there is a charge of Horse stealing against him in, AT, A Child Falls From the Hoof of a five- Story Tenement. NBW YORK, July Mann, aged eight years, who lived on the basement floor of the ftve-storv tenement. No. 439 West Chirtieth street, "met with a sad death yester- day, while flying a toy kite from the roof_of he house. Beginning at No. 421 West Thirtieth street and extending all the way to Tenth avenue, ihere is a row of five-story tenements. These louses are only separated by an air shaft about a yard wide. The people who live in the ;enenients frequent the roof after the suu has gone down, and they sit there and drink in ;he cool air which generally blows in from the Sbrth river. Yesterday young George Maun was on the roof of the tenement, No. 441, flying bis little kite. His little friend, Johnny Stevens, was on the roof opposite, and a crowd of playmates were watching their young friend. George was walking backward and forward on the roof, Tying to get his kite into the small breeze that was blowing. When the kite commenced to float away he gradually backed along the roof. The poor little fellow, in his ecstacy >f childish joy, lost all caution. Be- ;ore his companions could call to him ho was on the very brink of the the TWO buildings, and in another moment had Stumbled against the small coping and fallen ixto the air-shaft. The child gave one shriek as he fell through the air, and, tried to grasp the bricks on both tho walls, .still" tugging" -at his kite- string, but there was no protection to break she fall, and it was five stories to the bricks selow. The boy was mashed almost to a pulp. HOBKIJRJLX5 ACCIDENT. A Denver Woman's Head Crushed Before Her Husband's Eyee. DENVER, Col., July 27. A horrible acci- dent occurred today in the yards of the Fort Worth road. A. Itussoll lives with his wife near the tracks, which run between their house and the well. A long- train of freight cars had been standing upon one of these tracks for several days, and at noon today Mrs. Russell, returning from the well with a bucket of water, rather than walk around the train, attempted to crawl under one of tbe cars. She did not notice the ap- proach of the switch engine, and just at the moment she got under the wheels the engine struck the train. The poor woman was knocked down and one pair of trucks passed over her liezd, crushing it almost to a jelly. Her husband, who was returning from work, heard her screams, and rushed to her just in time to pull her off the track before another car could pass over her. She murmured a few words and died in her husband's arms. She leaves three children. _ _ Took an Overdose. HOUSTON, Tex., July Inez, the twelve year old daughter of W. C. Brann, of the edi- torial staff of the Post, died tonight- The lit- tle girl was suffering from headache, and hav- ing heard that morphine would relievo the pain, secured some which was in the house, not knowing what quantity to take, and with- out. the knowledge of her mother, she took 25c worth at one dose and went off by herself and lay down. "When discovered shortly after- wards, the poison had taken such effect that she was beyond saving and died a few hours later. _ _ Overcome Gas in a "Well. NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 27. At Boydsville, in Weakley county, yesterday afternoon, two brothers, named McGuire, were engaged in digging a well, when they were driven out by impure air. They built a fire in the well, and soon afterwards one of them went again. He was heard struggling, and the other brother went down to bring him up. Both were overcome by the foul air and died before they could be rescued. Their bodies were recovered by means of ropes and hooks. Children Burned to Death. AtRipon.San Joaq- uin county, last night, "Warren, the seven-year- old son of G, W. Masters, while playing with matches, set fire to a can of coal oil, and the house took fire and was entirely destroyed, with its contents. George andl Warren, the two boys, and a baby girl perished in the flames. A seventeen-year-old girl was badly burned in trying to rescue their little baby. The mother was within one hundred yards of the house, hut was unable to reach it in time to save the children. A Cyclone In Ontario. HAMILTON, Ont., July A cyclone near hear today did much damage. Several barns were unroofed, and one barn was taken up bodily and dropped a wreck on an adjoining farm: IJarge trees were nprooted and carried or dragged long distances, and all crops, fences and trees in a district half a mile wide and a mile long were prostrated. Hail stones the size of walnuts fell thickly. Accidentally Hanged -in a HANNiBAii, Mo., July 27. Lewis Price, the thirteen-year-old son pi Mr. and .Mrs. Lewifi Price, fell from a swing about 5 o'clock anil was strangled to death a rope, which be- came entwined about his neck as he fell. He succeeded in catching hold of the rope, hut he was unable sustain -himself in this way, and when found he was quite dead. Anfnquesl was held, and a verdict in accordance the above factB. Collision of Trains. AI-EUQUEUQCE, K. M.f July Yesterday afternoon; there was "-a collision on the Santa Fe and Canton' City six miles from Glorietta, between a ..passenger train north-bound and a freight tram south Frajak Dennis, engineer on the freigh locomotive was killed Fireman. suffered a broken leg. P. K.Hanna express messenger, had his anKJo passengers were in jured. CONFESSED TO MUEDEK. SOX VXION OF A JJZOODF SZY3TEKY OF XaiBTT IEARS STATEMENT OF A DYING TRAMP, Xticii Boston Merchant Balled and Thrown Over tbe Old Charleston Death-Bed Acknowledgement. the St. Louis Republic. BOSTON, Mass., July, murder of tiirty standing has been revealed by ie death-bed confession of tho murderer, and tie mysterious disappearance of a rich Boston quor dealer is thus accounted for. On the ight of December 13, 1859, James Martin tarted from his place of business with the in- ention of walking across the bridge to his ome in Charleston. That was tbe last eon or heard of him until the story of his lurder was brought to light a few days ago. His dog appeared on the door step of his house he morning after the murder wet with blood. 'hat was the only clue to tho cause of the man's disappearance. As he was known to iave a large sum of money with him on the ight he disappeared, it was believed that he vas murdered, hut as his body was not found, iis case waa included in the long list of un- olved mysteries. Edward Callahan returned from the west a ow days ago, bringing a solution of the iory and confirming the theory that Mr. Martin iad been murdered for his money. In 1885 1 r. Cullahan was in the southern part of New lexico in the employ of the Central Pacific tailroad company. One evening when walking along the track he came upon a very ilapidated tramp who was dying. He said his name was McLaughlin, and, know- ng that death was at hand, he gave Mr. Calla- "lan a history of bis life, which was a continual tory of crime. His murderous career in the rest created quite a sensation, and his escapes rom death through influential friends secured or him the nickname "Tip" McLaughlin. In ome way ho got into the Masonic order, and ie made his boast that he had got he "tip" and "grip" and now he was all right. Afterward he killed a man in Sacramento, was tried and, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. When he was aken out of court the officer in charge of him "Well, McLaughlin, I guess we will ake a drink before I lock you up." So they went into a liquor saloon and McLaughlin sat down to play whisky ooker for the the officer looked Petty soon McLaughlin said he was going out of the back door a minute to the closet, and he did g-% and the officer did not catch him. He got down to San ?rancisco and there he shipped on. a trading schooner, going down the coast tome 300 uilea and then went off into southern Cali- fornia. Mr. Callahan, in one of his talks with McLaughliu, said he spoke of returning to his home in Boston and that brought out the confession of the murder in The story is told in Mr. own words: "He asked me if I remembered anything about the disappearance of a man named Martin. I did not remember much about it, although I had beard my cousin, who was a "riend of Martin's, speak of it. Then he told me that he waa one of the men who iclped. kill Martin and throw him over the old Charleston bridge, between the draw and Tudor's wharf. He said that Martin lad a dog with him and that the animal louglit so hard in defense of his master that ;hey had to throw him overboard, too, to defend themselves. McLaughlin did not tell me who were his companions in tbis and Tdid not ask him many-questions, for I had no heart to talk with a man who would take from another what he could not ife. He informed me that he had made his escape from Boston tty shipping with a Maine captain for a voyage around tho Horn with a .oad of lumber, and made me promise that if I ever came to Boston I would tell his story to the Martin family and their friends. "His story was not like a death-bed con- fession of repentance. Ho seemed to have no remorse or feeling, but simply related the story without any appearance of possessing a conscience. I hardly believed his story. He xild it with bravado, and he was so weak and near death that I regarded his yarn as the ravings of a dying man. But I did not forget t. At that time I thought I should come to Boston at an early date, so I did not write anything about the matter, choosing to wait until I came home. I delayed coming east from month to month and only" arrived a few days ago. When Mc- Laughlin died ho was buried liko a dog with, no ceremony, for there was no clergyman to perform one. I simply took some rough Doards from the railroad fence, made the best aox I could, and in this he was consigned to riis grave, which will be unmarked forever. I never learned his Christian name nor anything about his history, except what he told me about his crimes. I simply knew him as 'Tip' McLaughlin." WOMEN IN THE FIELDS. Pennsylvania Farmers Too Poor to Employ READING, Pa., July mil the gauntlet of fruit tree worms, potato bugs, flies, jrass worms, chintz bugs, English-sparrows and mortgages, the farmers of Berks county are now having a hard time to gather in their harvests of hay and grain. There is a great scarcity of male laborers in this section, and the farmers have been forced to lead out into the harvest fields their wives, daughters and children. The attention of strangers passing UD the Schuyikill river has been attracted by the unusual spectacle of large numbers of women working in the grain nelds. To the passer-by it looks as if more oats are being cut and hauled into the barns by women than by ten. It ia a condition of things which has been unknown to this part of Pennsylvania for many years, and calls to mind the custom in Germany and other European the hulk of the outdoor farm labor is done by women. The gathering of crops, which have been better than usual this year, has been greatly retarded by the scarcity of hands, and the cry among the farmers everywhere throughout Berks is, "Where can wo get men to work for Thero is hut one explanation of this condi- tion of affairs. The farmers, about half of whom are tenants, cannot afford to pay more than or a day, hoard, to teamsters. The work is of the hardest kind. The season, for gathering hay and grain only lasts from the middle of June to the 1st of weeks. The other forty-six weeks of the year the farmers, for economy's sake, are compelled to get albngTvithont hiring out- side help. It is impossible for one man alone to do many kinds of work, and the consequence is that his wife and daughters are called upon to assist. The young men as they grow up find farm labor very unprofitable, and go to the cities and work in mills and factories become tradesmen. a r A Whole Family Killed By a Train. GRAFTOH, W. Va., July Golden, his wife and three children, started to cross the main line of the Baltimore and Ohio road this morning, but seeing a yard engine coming up the road they stopped to let it pass. Golden waa holding his two-year-old boy m his arms, and his wife held a three-montfas-old baby. While watching the yard engine go by a west-bound accommodation struck the family; killing them aU. The engineer of the 'he Negroes of Sontli Carolina Happy Ovcf' Democratic Divisions. COLUMBIA, S. C., Jijly South, the most prominent naper pub- shed by negroes in this state, conservative nd well edited, says: The present political contest ID SoutS Carolina s a 'white man's fight ia every respect. If thai olored people show the part of wisdom wiltV ake no band in it, either one way m another Lee ie white democrats fight to tliefr heart's coMent. he tame for us to'take a hand lias not yet arrived, t will certainly come just as sure as day ight, but it hadn't arrived yet. The colored eople of South Carolina hold toe balance ot ower in the state, and wUen the whites are effectually divided, there will not be difficulty making it effective for good in bringing about better state of affairs, so far as they we con- cerned. Every day, tends to brighten the outloolc nd improve the conditions. There is no mbbine' out the unterrified democracy is 'vided. The party is rent in twain. It matters who is will be a Tillman be seen faow.well he will improve it, and secura hat be so much equal chance in tho ace." The situation calls for the utmost prudence so ar as he is concerned, however, for it doesn't re- uire any very great amount of alarm to unite the lost antagonistic elements among the whites gainst the race. In another article that paper indicates that change has recentlv taken place in certain uarters, and that an apoeal to the negro ia robable. It says: The News and Courier has ceased its warfara gainst the colored people of the country. We resume it is BO bad. After all, it would cot sur- riae us to see an appeal to the intelligence and atriotism of the negro, even in the columns ot hat journal. Necessity knows no law, and wa vould not be surprised to see that tbe necessity ol he situation had driven that journal to see a cood mauy things in tbe negro tbat prejudice had thnded its eyea heretofore. As a matter o( act, the fight between the whites lias become so utter that the possibility ol the negroes taking a land haa no influence in reuniting them. WEATHER AND CROPS. Trying to Form a Corner. -iXOTDcnr, July Liverpool Jburna "Of Commerce, says: Tort cotton op- erators nave undertaken to Ton a corner on Idverpool in antamn deliveries- They cave setrlocal houses to Tray allifaespot; cotton a the presentbasis as well aa for immediate do livery. They try to run e, corner in Jgytf Yoikalso." THEY ARE WATCHING. lotton Injured to Some Extent in North Reports. KALEIGH, N. C.. July .orta ol correspondents of tlie North Carolina service, show that the weather during he week, ending July 26th, 1800. has been 'enerally cloudy, damp, and unusually cold ver the entire state. Tho temperature ranged rery low the entire week, the highest being 8 degrees, on the 23d, lower than has ever een recorded here in July. The rainfall has been above tho average, i'he first general, heavy rain occurred on Frl- tnere can hardly beany locality where ;he ground has not been thoroughly soaked. ?he low temperature and heavy rain has in- ured cotton to some extent, although very ew discouraging reports have been received. ?he normal rainfall for each week in July is .30 inches. The average is more than ona rich above the normal. No serious damage, lowever, has been reported, except that some owland crops httve been washed by overrtow- ng streams, and in tho western district warm weather and plenty of sunshine are now leeded. Next week will probably be fair, with a higher temperature, aud will counter- ct the present bad effect oi the weather oa otton. Crops In Virginia. RICHMOMD, Va., July iel Thomas Whitehead, commissioner of agri- :ulture, says the outlook for a good corn crop a favorable. In thejiledniont and tlie valley t is very fine, while in the tidewater aud outhside it is up to the average the acreage ilanted. In tobacco the crop is not as large aa usual, but the grdwing crop is very line, llay nd grasses are far regard to quai- ty than last year, when the wet weather in- ured these crops. There is a total failure in the peach crop, and there will not be over one-fourtli ol tho average yield on apples.- Potatoes are very ;ood throughout the state, and the crop in ;idewater and eastern shore will be above the average. The recent rains have been general, and the farmers are greatly encouraged. HE TURNED UP IN TIME. A Youusr Irisli Eurl ivho Loved and En- joyed American Life. NEW YORK, July the passenger IIsi jf the Teutonic when she sailed on Wednes- day, was the name of plain "M. R. Cliis covered tbe real personage of Richard Henry. Viscount Boyle, now the earl of Shan- 1011, of Castle Jlartyr, county Cork, Ireland, >y the death of the old earl. Lord Boylo has >eon in British America seven years, having :ouie across to see and enjoy life on this side, rle accomplished his purpose, and now goes mek to live high in his castle. Lord Boyle first saw New York with a few cindred spirits, and then -went to a ranch in. Manitoba and "punched cows." He could ight a grizzly as coolly as he could dance a quadrille, and he became very popular. Ho vas sent to the Macleod legislature, where he> served a term with credit, lie nextemharked n the banking business at Winnipeg, Man., jecoming one of tbe tirm of Me Arthur, Boyle fc Campbell. The junior partner of the firm s the youngest son of the Duke of Argyll and jrother of tho marquis of Lorne, then governor jeneral of Canada. With the collapse of tho Winnipeg boom, however, came the dissolu- tion of the firm, and again his erratic lordstiip struck out for the frontier. Lord Boyle was next heard of in Victoria, B. C. There, according to accounts published ia ,he papers at the time, he appears to have led. rather a last life- Then his lordship suddenly disappeared, and from that time, over two fears ago, until within the past week, hia whereabouts have been veiled in misty uncer- tainty. As his lordship had not written home since his departure, over seven years ago, hia relatives were terribly worried. All sorts of reports concerning his whereabouts were rife. He was, according to various -newspaper ac- counts, frequently scalped by the Indians, aud was frozen to death several times. Of course, when the old earl of Shannon. Lord Boyle's father, died some four months ago and the missing lord had himself become ihe earl, it became a matter of necessity that ;he young man be resurrected or proof of bis death secured. For this purpose his brother Henry came to this country and searched n vain for the missing .earl. Aa Henry waa about to sail for home, two weeks ago, a telegram was received from Idaho, from bis missing lordship, stating that he was alive aud well and would shortly arrive ia New- York. Closely following the telegram came his lordship himself, bronzed and weather- beaten as a SIQUX Indian, but a perfect speci- men ol physical health and robust manhood. The Haters Struck. CHICAGO, July hundred journey- men bakera, all membersof the German union m Chicago, quit work last night without a moment a- notice. The strike IB for two houra less workJDn Saturdays. There has been considerable friction between the journeymen and proprietors of tje. smaller bakeries, in which most of the craftsmen of the German union are employed. The iourney- -icn's executive committee announced that they be at headquarters today to receive any communication from the Bossesf association. Un- less the dispute is quickly settled there are pros- nect3 that the bakers of other nationalities, num- bering probably men, will also goon a strike. TheT strike of bakers Inaugurated, last night ended as suddenly as it becan. By this; evening nearly all employers had granted.taO- concessions demanded. The Primary in Decatnr County. BAXN-EHIDGE, Ga., July Turner carried this precinct unanimously, yes- terday, and indications are that he has earned the county. __ TELEGRAPH BRE VITIBS. The earl of Jersey has been appointed; gor- ernotttf New South "Wales. A dispatch from Soakim says that ahum- naSesweptover tbat place recently. Thtt Demolished the chimneys of the wates Manv natives in th dying from famine, TiCTpity. iWSPAFFMl   

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