The New Atlas

Vale, Malheur Co., Oregon - Sept. 05, 1889



The South

By the explosion of a dynamite bomb which had been placed on a railroad track in Louisville, Ky., three men were badly injured.

Ten persons boarding with Mrs. Medmin at Chattanooga, Tenn., were made seriously ill the other day after eating meat which she had purchased for dinner. Mrs. Medmin's husband and child were also poisoned.

Ex-Congressman Randolph Tucker, of Lexington, Va., denies that his recent illness was any where near as bad as reported.

There was a terrible riot among negroes at Jordan Brook, Sevier Co., Ark., recently. Four were reported dead and several more fatally wounded. The trouble was inspired by whisky.

A cloudburst at Rockingham, N.C., destroyed the dams of several mills recently, throwing 500 men out of work and causing loss of life. The damage amounted to $100,000.

The glass and crockery men about Wheeling, W. Va., deny that a trust is being formed by the window and table glass and crockery manufacturers.

Four hundred white families and 8,000 negroes are under contract to go from the Carolinas and Georgia to Arkansas, where there is a lack of labor of all kinds.

The Globe, of Durham, N.C., learns of the death of "Granny" Boston. She was one hundred and twenty-one years old, a pensioner, and remembered the battle of King's Mountain. Her corpse weighed only fifty pounds.

Bishop McClosky, has ordered the closing of St. Joseph's College at Bardstown, Ky. The reason is that a faculty such as desired could not be made up for the ensuing year. Rev. C.J. O'Connell resigned the presidency some time ago to give his time to his duties as Catholic priest.

Jake Kilrain, the pugilist, contemplates a sparring tour. Parson Davies has made him an offer and other proposals have been made him. He said overtures had been made him to spar Sullivan during the Mardi Gras at New Orleans, but unless terms were more favorable he would not accept.

The city of Frederick, Md., proposes to endeavor to collect $200,000 levied upon the people in 1864 by the Confederate General Early on the ground that the city did not receive the Federal protection to swhich it was entitled.

James M. Newbaker, a politician of local note, was assassinated at Satita, Miss., recently.

The reported lynching of the two colored editors of the Selma, Ala., Independent proved incorrect.



The West

While John Robinson's circus was in full blast at Toledo, O., recently a heavy storm of wind, rain and hail struck the tent, lifting the canvas and throwing it over on one side, crushing down the seats. Women fainted, children screamed and it was a miracle that there were so few casualties.

On the Eastern Minnesota railroad, near Duluth recently, a washout caused the wreck of an engine and thirty freight cars. Several trainmen were badly hurt.

The works of the What Cheer [Iowa] coal mine were burned recently. Thirteen mules were suffocated. Loss, $50,000.

E.H. Bowman, a prominent citizen of Chicago, was drowned at Seaview, Mass., recently while bathing.

The warrant against Judge Field issued on account of the killing of Judge Terry has been dismissed.

Fire in Port Costa on the Martin straits, near San Francisco, which is a great grain center of California, started the other morning. A terrible amount of property was destroyed, estimates running as high as $600,000. The Chinese cook of one of the burning vessels jumped overboard and was drowned.

All the men employed on the water-works at Washburn, Wis., struck the other day for a raise of twenty-five cents per day, which the company refused to grant.

It is charged that Leon Hang Sang, Chinese Consul at San Francisco, has misappropriated $300,000 of the moneys awarded to Chinese sufferers in various Pacific cities.

Cashier Robert P. Holliday, of the Mount Gilead [O.] National Bank, which closed the other day, is now in Canada, having robbed the bank of $25,000 in order to speculate in wheat and oil.

The entire plant of the Union Furniture Company, of Rockford, Ill., was burned recently. Loss, $100,000; insurance, $40,000. Ralph Emerson, a young man, lost his life at the time, falling from a building while holding a hose.

The North Dakota Millers' Association has decided to place an agent in London to dispose of flour direct to the bakers of Great Britain.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of J.J. West, late editor of the Chicago Times, on a charge of illegally issuing 1,000 shares of stock of the Times Company.

The parade of veterans in connection with the Grand Army Encampment at Milwaukee, Wis., took place on the 27th. Fine weather made the demonstration more than a usual success.

Ex-Treasurer E.D. Steadman, of Benton Co., Iowa, has been arrested for embezzlement, there being $10,000 shortage in his accounts.

Three buildings of the State prison at Columbus, O., were burned recently. The loss was $95,000.

The Montana Democratic State convention nominated J.K. Toole for Governor, H. Conrad, of Billings, for Lieutenant Governor, and Martin Maginnis for Congress.

At Chicago on the 27th a Rock Island engine run into the Santa Fe vesibuled train en route to the Grand Army Encampment. Fortunately no one was seriously injured.

The Streator [Ill.] accident was not so bad as first reported. All the injured were out of danger excepting Mrs. R.R. Tuckerman, of Topeka, andMrs. George B. Peters, of Emporia, Kan.

The Merchant and Viticulturist estimates that the wine product of California will not exceed 12,000,000 gallons this year. This is a reduction of 8,000,000 gallons from early estimates. The reduction is due partly to damage by sunburn and mildew. The same paper estimates that the State will produce 1,000,000 gallons of brandy this year.

A desperate assault was made the other night on Gus Klahr, the Chicago tinsmith, who last week identified Martin Burke as the man for whom he soldered together a tin box May 26, which, it is supposed, contained the clothing of Dr. Cronin.

The robbed body of John E. Wise was found near his home in Chicago the other morning with a bullet hole in his head.

The Ohio Democratic convetnion at Dayton on the 28th nominated James E. Campbell, of Butler Co., for Governor.

The Chicago papers recently said that ex-Commander-in-Chief Warner had been offered and accepted the editorship of the Republic, a New York monthly magazine devoted to the Grand Army. Major Warner's son says his father was offered the place but declined it.

General Russell A. Alger was elected by acclamation Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R.

The Iowa State Auditor's annual report shows that ex-Attorney-General McPherson has failed to turn into the treasury $2,841.80 of public moneys collected by him. McPherson claims to be able to make a satisfactory balance.

At Fresno, Cal., the other dayOliver Monetti, at Barton's winery, jumped into an open vat containing pomace two days old and was overcome by carbonic acid gas. Peter Vuissan went to his recue with a rope and ladder but was also overcome.

Michael Possey, of Shelby County, O., is a defaulter to the amount of $13,000. He was county treasurer.

Two ladies, Mrs. Dodson, of Wauwatesa, and Mrs. Dennet, of West Granville, were killed at Milwaukee, Wis., while crossing the Vliet street crossing of the St. Paul railroad. They were sisters and were visitors to the encampment.

The National Bar Association met in annual convention at chicago on the 28th.

The charter was defeated at the election at Oklahoma City, Ok., by an overwhelming vote.

Judge McConnell, of chicago, has decided that all the defendants in the Cronin trial must be tried together with the exception of Frank Woodruff. He said that in view of Woodruff's confessions it would be manisfestly unfair to allow him to go on trial with the others. Exceptions to this ruling were taken.

The Citizens' Bank, of Prairie City, Jasper Co., Iowa, has failed with liabilities estimated at from $75,000 to $100,000.

Charles Kummerle was instantly killed by the Heisler system of electric light, at Pueblo, Col., the other night.

Rev. Dr. Yost, Chancellor of the University of Florida, has presented to Heidelgburg College, at Tiffin, O., a museum of curiosities valued at $60,000.

The estate of Henry Shaw, valued at $2,500,000. has been left almost entirely to the city of St. Louis.

Boston will be the place for the next Grand Army Encampment.

A man, whose appearance indicates a substantial German farmer, is conducting a clever swindling scheme among the liverymen of Northern Iowa.

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