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PARKER, BURGETT & HARDY, Pubs.
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
NOTES OF THE TIMES.
SPAIN appears to be the principal
headquarters of the cholera at present.
GEN. GRANT is still suffering a great
deal but is largely due to his efforts to
complete his book. It seems probable
that he will live to accomplish that task
as his work is very nearly done. The
publishers have received orders for
over 300,000 opies.
GLADSTONE, like all great politicians,
has made many mistakes and taken
great political risks but has managed
to survive all opposition until he
undertook to increase the tax on beer.
That hit the English nation in a tender
spot and they rose up in their might at
Gladstoue and said "Go."'
Ex-Gov. CUBTIN has made "charges"
against a Pennsylvania postmaster
He accused the postmaster of styling
the president a "moral leper," the first
assistant postmaster general a "drivel
ing old idiot," and himself (Curtin) a
"superannuated old ass." That post
master was removed before Gov, Cur
tin's age had increased fifteen minutes.
EX-SENATOR ROSS of Kansas who
voted against the impeachment of Andy
Johnson, has been for several \ears,
setting type as a jour printer with none
so poor as to do him reverence. Now
that he has been appointed Governor
of New Mexico the situation has chan
ged and the Democratic editors of the
state have united with the Jefferson
club in tendering him a banquet at
THE nomination of Foraker for Gov
ernor by the Ohio Republican State con
vention means that John Sherman will
have no opposition in returning to the
senate if the Republicans arry the
state. It is also the plan, ofthe Sherman
men, if they can elect him to the senate,
to present a united delegation from
Ohio at the Republican national con
vention in 1888, urging his nomination
for President. His failure to secure the
nomination in 1880 was due to a di
vision in the delegation from his own
BUFFALO BILL'S "Wild Man of the
West" show was attached down in Illi
nois last week but the Indian sand cow
boys took their ponies and retired and
there was not much left to attach after
they got out of town. With these irre
pressible relics of his show Buffalo Bill
has now united the fortunes of Sitting
Bull and his family and S. B. arrived
in St. Paul a few days ago, for the second
time on the war path as a showman.
When he originally entered the show
man's life the commissioner of Indian
affairs ordered him home.
THE latest novelty is the attempt of
a man to dead beat his way from New
York to San Francisco for a wager of
$2,000. He is to ride all the way and
never pay a cent for it and he is to ob
tain his meals without expending any
of his own money. Six weeks is the
time allotted to the task. It took him
five days to reach Pittsburg from New
York. It is evident that the dead beat
business has become a profession.
Perhaps in a few years so much pro
gress will be made in the art that a
"dead beat" chair will be added to our
IT is difficult to tell just where the
lines of "offensive partisanship" are to
be drawn. An Ohio editor has just been
down to Washington expecting to step
right into the post office shoes now
occupied by the Republican editor in
his town. He carried a choice scrap
book of extracts from the Republican
paper, showing that during the cam
paign the editor assailed Mr. Cleve
land with much vigor on the Maria
Halpin and kindred topics. Malconi
Hay, First Assistant P. M. General
looked over the scrap book, and told
the Democratic editor that they were
not sufficiently "offensive" to warrant
a removal. It is evident- that the
"offensive" line is not drawn at
THE time used to be when editors
never set bad examples to the public
by having anything to do with libel
suits except to defend and win them.
Things seemed to have changed for
only last week the country was edified
by two suits for libel brought by editors
against brother knights of the quill.
One was the case of William H. Skin
ner of the Brookings D. T. Sentinel,
who brought a libel suit against Geo.
W. Popp, editor of the Brookings
County Press. The case produced much
local excitement but was a failure, as
the jury found for the defendant. The
second was at Omaha, where Edward
Rosewater of the Bee sued the Republi
can for calling him a confederate spy
and traitor during the war. Rosewater
fared a little better for he secured $100
damages, which he will probably claim
as a vindication. If editors keep on
with such precedents they may so en
courage the public as to secure a big
erop of libel suits.
HISTORY OF A WEEK.
The Ohio Republican state convention
has nominated for governor, Judge Joseph
B. Foraker, ofjCincinnati lieut. gov., Gen.
Robert P. Kennedy Judge of the supreme
court, Judge Geo. Mclvain treasurer,
John Brown of Jefferson county at
torney general, J. H. Kohler of Summit
county member of board of public works,
Wells S. Jones of Pike.
John L. Sullivan met Jack Burke in a
five-round prize fight at Chicago on the
13th. Burke held his own against the
champion, excellently, and was not really
defeated, but the fight was awarded to
Sullivan on the ground that he struck the
Several hundred brakemen on the Balti
more & Ohio road are on a strike. The
reason is because the management propose
to send only two brakemen with a train,
while the brakemen claim there should be
one for every ten cars.
The wife of J. H. Rutter, president of the
New York Central railroad died two days
after he did, -without knowing of her
husband's death They were buried in
the same grave on the 15th inst.
L. G. Dennis, of Gainesville, Florida, is
dead. He laid a wager that he could drink
all the whisky in town at one sitting, but
the delirium tremens got him before he
The entire Chinese collection at the New
Orleans exposition has been presented to
the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
The late waterspout at Cuarenta, Mexico,
practically annihilated the town, and 170
bodies of the dead have been recovered.
The New Hampshire legislature has re
elected Senator Blair. Wm. E. Chandler
was his chief competitor.
Chauncey M. Depew has been elected
president of the N. Y. Central road vice
Dorsey of political and star route fame
has been quite ill at Chicago but is now
J. H. Rutter, president of the New York
Central road, is dead. He was 51 years old
Seventeen year locusts are doing a good
deal of damage in Indiana and Michigan.
Gen. Grant's doctors bill, up to July 1st
amounted $o $40,000.
The president made the following ap
pointments John W. Twiggs of California
to be assayer of the mint of the United
States at San Francisco, Cal. Thomas
Beck to be appraiser of merchandise of the
District of San Francisco Joseph F. Sha
fer, to be an assistant surgeon in the navy
A. H. Kuhelemeier of Burlington, Iowa, col
lector of internal revenue for the 4th Iowa
district. The following postmasters were
appointed. C. E. Cameron at Alta, Iowa,
vice W. P. Williams John Finn at Decorah,
Iowa, vice A. K. Bailey, suspended Val
entine Ringde.at Wausau, Wis., vice Rob
ert H. Johnson suspended John Warner at
Peoria, 111, vice W. Cockle suspended.
The following appointments were made
on the 17th
John B. Stallo of Ohio, to be envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
Italy Bayless W. Hanna of Indiana, min
ister resident and consul general to the Ar
gentine Republic Charles A. Dougherty of
Pennsylvania, secretary of the legation of
the United States at Rome Consuls Gener-
alWilliam L. Alden of New York, at
Rome: Pierce M. Young of Georgia, at St.
Alex. C. Jones, formerly of St. Paul,
Minnesota, consul at Nagasaki, Japan, was
supposed to have been suspended several
weeks ago but the new appointee proved to
be a disreputable fellow, having pulled a
naval officers nose in a Washington hotel, his
wife having divorce proceedings pending for
cruelty, etc., and the commission was not is
sued. JohnM. Brick of West Virginia has
now been appomtedand unless he proves to
bejtoo much of a brick" the official days of
Mr. Jones are numbered.
W. J. Whipple, of Winona, Minn., pub
lisher of the Herald, has been appointed
postmaster of that city in place of D.
Sinclair, editor of the Republican who was
removed. The salary of the office is $2,500
Robert P. Menefee has been appointed
postmaster at Bozeman, Montana, vice
E. C. Anderson, suspended. Anderson was
careless in the management of the office
and delinquent in making his reports.
Among a large, batch of postmasters
appointed on the 16th were John L. Etzel
at Clea* Lake, Iowa Alfred T. Tinsley
at Sibley, Iowa, and Albert L. Donnard at
Geo. W. Paysley, of Hillsboro, 111., has
been appointed inspector of surveyor gen
eral and local land offices,
When the Irish members threw their
votes with the Tories, and wrought the
ruin of the ministry that gave Ireland dis
establishment and the land act, they were
then certain that the Tories, lifted into
power by Irish help, would at once
"Parnellize" the government. But the
Tories appear to attribute Gladstone's
defeat, not to his harshness toward Ireland,
but to the loss of Liberal votes driven from
him by disgust at bis submission to Irish
bulldozing. This disgusted liberal vote is
larger than the home rule vote. The Tories
are playing for this larger vote, and the
Irish are "going to get left." Leading
Tory clubs favor the theory advocated by
Earl Spencer, that there is an absolute ne
cessity for a continuante of the coercion
policy in Ireland. On this point the Tories
and a majority of the Liberals will agree,
and may combine against the Radicals
and Parnellites, putting the home rulers
in a pitiable minority and securing a long
lease of life to the present mode of English
rule in Ireland. It is not believed that
Salisbury will seek assistance from any
of the Gladstone ministers in forming his
policy toward Ireland. His plan will be to
split the Liberal party completely by
proposing a measure of coercion based on
Earl Spencer's report. This policy would
be almost -certain to lead to a coalition
between the moderate Liberals and the
Tories against the Radicals and Parnellites,
and give the new government a tremendous
Queen Victoria is said to be delighted
with the resignation of Gladstone and on
that account accepted it by telegraph
instead of delaying a few hours for mail
communication. Mr. Gladstone never was
in harmony with the queen on any subject.
They disagreed bitterly on all their
discussions about England's foreign affairs.
Mr. Gladstone, it is said, rarely consulted
the queen or informed her of the plans of
the government. It is thought the queen
will strongly favor a renewal of the Soudan
campaign, the retention of Egypt, the
settlement of the Anglo-Russian dispute
on the basis of the Granville-Giers agree
ment, renewal of the alliance with Germany
an entente with Turkey, and no special
cultivation in an entente with France. Such
a policy has all along been approved by
the British foreign office. Mr. Gladstone's
intention to retire from public life has
utterly disorganized the Liberal arrange
ments for the coming electoral struggle.
The only campaign engagement made by
Mr. Gladstone is one for Midlothian. The
Liberal election agents generally report
great difficulty in obtaining candidates to
contest seats on a Liberal platform, but
Radical candidates are plentiful
The composition of the new English cab
inet has been partially settled as follows
The marquis of Salisbury, jsrime minister
and secretary of state for the foreign de
partment Sir Michael Hicks-Beach chan
cellor of the exchequer Lord Randolph
Churchill, secretary of state for India Sir
Richard Ashton Cross, secretary of state
for the home department Rt. Hon. Edward
Gibson, lord chancellor of Ireland Rt. Hon.
William H. Smith, probably secretary for
war Col. Frederick Saleay, secretary for
the colonies the earl of Carnarvon or Vis
count Cranbrook, lord lieutenant of Ireland
and Sir Stafford Northcote, lord president
of the council. Arthur J. Balfour, M. P.,
nephew of the Marquis of Salisbury, has
been appoinied chief secretary for Ireland
Mr. Holmes, attorney general, and Mr.
Monroe, solicitor general.
At Thiers, a small town in France, a
murder trial drew a large crowd to the
court house. When the crowd were going
out the staircase fell and the heavy stones
and people fell together. Twenty-four were
instantly killed and 163 injured, fourteen
of whom are likely to die.
Earthquake shocks in the Cashmere re
gion continue. The towns of Barowulla
and Sopur have been utterly ruined and
400 persons killed. There also has been
great loss of life in adjacent villages. Many
cattle and sheep have been killed.
Prince Frederick Charles, nephew of
Emperor William of Germany, died of
appoplexy at Pottsdam on the 15th He
had two strokes and death was painless.
The German court has gone into mourning
for one month.
The French government has decided to
suppress the gaming tables at Monte Carlo.
The prince of Monaco, who owns this gam
bling establishment, declares the French
government has no jurisdiction over his
property and that he will resist.
Sir Peter Lumsdon has asked the promo
ters of the fund now being raised in London
to secure for him a "sword of honor," to
suspend further action in the matter until
his relations with the war office are in a
more settled state.
Russia will consent to a resumption of
diplomatic relations with the Vatican, pro
viding the pope induces the Catholic bish
ops of Poland to relinquish the idea of re
establishing the nationality of Poland.
Albert Pel has just been- convicted of
murder in Paris and sentenced to the
guillotine. He poisoned his mother, three
wives and several mistresses.
The Queen has finally accepted the resig
nation of the Gladstone ministry in Eng
land, and summoned the Marquis of Salis
bury to make anew cabinet.
GEN. GRANT'S CONDITION.
Gen. Grant was taken by special train on
the 16th, from New York city to Mount
McGregor, which is in the Adirondack
mountains about 12 miles north of Sara
toga. The General is now entirely unable
to talk, and could only make motions
during the trip. He stood the journey as
well as could be expected but was much
fatigued. After it was over and Dr. Doug
las had cleared his throat he faintly whis
pered a few words but they were hardly
articulate. A large and comfortable cot
tage owned by Joseph Drexel has been,
placed at the general's disposal, and is oc
cupied by himself and entire family who
accompany him. Dr. Douglas also has
apartments in the cottage. It is not prob
able that the general will ever leave his
present quarters alive. His condition
seems to be worse than has been made
public and the final end is apparently not
Gen. Grantls first day at Mt. McGregor
was not a favorable one and indicated that
the end is rapidly approaching. He walked
several hundred yards, but it exhausted
him greatly. He attempted to talk several
times but was unable even to whisper in
tellegibly, and finally wrote two letters,
one to his family and one to Dr. Douglas.
They were in the nature of farewell direc
tions. He is constantly growing weaker
and cannot long continue.
On Friday night, June 12th, portions of
Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin suffered
from a storm which reached the proportions
of a cyclone. At Minneota, Lyon county,
Minnesota, Mrs. C. W. Gilbert's house was
entirely demolished, killing her eldest son
aged ten years and fatally injuring the
youngest aged two years. Mrs. Gilbert and
three other children were severely cut and
bruised. The storm was especially severe
in Yellow Medicine county, Minnesota. At
Appleton, Wis., Edward M. Gowell, of
Stephensville, Wis., was struck and in
stantly killed by lightning. At Chippewa
Falls, Wis., the storm was very severe many
buildings being struck by lightning among
them the barn of John Robinson which was
completely destroyed. At Council Bluffs,
Iowa., the roof of the deaf and dumb insti
tute was torn off and carried 600 feet.
James Smith while driving near a lake was
blowninto the water and his horses drowned.
Many other casualties are reported in the
same region. At Waterloo, Iowa, the fe
male seminary was unroofed, and the Wa
terloo college in course of construction was
destroyed. Numerous other buildings were
damaged. At Cedar Falls, Iowa., the Nor
mal School was unroofed. At Ruthven
Victor, Coon Rapids, Marshalltown, Fort
Dodge, Pulaski and many other points great
damage was done and many were injured.
A second great storm struck Iowa, and
a portion of Minnesota during Sunday
night, the 14th, Rochester, Winona, Lanes
boro, Owatonna, Aus^n, Gjanite Fails and
Stillwater are among the points in Min
nesota which report considerable damage
from wind and rain, but no fatalities.
At Sioux City, Iowa, it was a regular
cyclone, unroofing many buildings and
absolutely demolishing some. Whiting,
a small village 30 miles south of Sioux
City was totally destroyed. The loss
in that region is reported at $200,000.
At Le Mars, Iowa, the damage was also
great, nearly every building in the town
suffering to some extent. The loss here is
put at $100,000. In Cerro Gordo county,
Iowa, the damage was frightful and casual
ties numerous. The incidents of the storm
would fill columns. A large number of
persons were injured and will die. At Elk
Point, D. T., a number of buildings were
blown down but no one hurt.
The diocesan Episcopal council has been
holding its annual meeting at Faribault,
Minn. Rev. L. F. Cole was re-elected sec
retary and Rev. A. D. Stow assistant, H.
P. Hoppin re-elected treasurer, and E. H.
Holbrook, Jr., treasurer of the Episcopate
fund. The following officers and trustees of
the corporation were chosen: President, Rt.
Rev H. B. Whipple, bishop of the diocese
secretary W. S. Folds, Minneapolis treas
urer, Mr. Merriam, St. Paul trustees,
Charles Horton, Winona, one year W. S.
Folds, Minneapolis, two years E. T. Wilder,
Red Wing, three years Gordon E. Cole,
Faribault, four years I. Atwater, Minne
apolis, five years James Gilfillan, St. Paul,
Edward Munsy, living eight miles from
Hawley, Minn., left his four-year-old-broth-
er on the bank of a creek Friday night,
while they were driving some cows, telling
the little fellow to wait for him. Edward
then went off to play and forgot his little
brother until dark. The little boy wan
dered away and though search was made
he was not found until 2 p. m. Sunday. He
had been dead but a few minutes when
found having been drowned in a creek with
six inches of water which he was trying to
A cyclone did considerable damage in the
northwestern portion of the town of Beloit,
Wis., Monday morning. Several farm
buildings were demolished. The most dam
age was done at G. Anderson's and the
Saberson Brothers, where the barns were
completely destroyed Trees and fences
were broken down along the course of the
cyclone, which was of narrow track, about
three miles in length, and running from
west to east. Buildings were also destroyed
in the town of Newark, several miles west
A meeting has been held at Mitchell
D. T. for the purpose of organizing a
Territorial Fair Society. There were
twenty-three societies from twenty-two
counties represented. H. W. Smith of
Minnehaha county was elected President,
and J. T. Blackmore, of Hyde county
Secretary. A vice president was chosen
from each legislative district, and these
form the board of directors. The board
was directed to arrange for a territorial
fair the coming fall
The commissioner of Indian affairs
awarded contracts for furnishing beef
to the following named persons: For Crow
Creek Agency, 800,000 pounds at $3.40 per
hundred weightCharles A. Weare of Chi
cago. Yankton school and agency, 300,000
poundsAsel Keyes of Yankton at $3.57,
and 300 000 to Charles A Weare at $3 75
Rosebud agency, 6,500,000 pounds at $3.53
A. Swan of Cheyenne. Pine Ridge agen
cy, 6,500,000 pounds at $3.45^"Strong Bros,
of Sioux City.
A shooting affair occurred at Chippewa
Falls, Wis., on the 11th. A party of rail
road men on a bit of a lark visited a
boarding house where a party was in
progress. On being refused ad
admittance they smashed in the doors
and windows whereupon a Frenchman
named Chas. Resau opened five and killed
IraM. Soper a merchant from Appleton
The annual meeting of the St. Paul & Du
luth road was held at St. Paul on the 15th
andW. H. Fisher was elected President,
in place of James Smith Jr.. resigned.
Mr. Smith is still retained as solicitor of the
road. Mr. Fisher's promotion leaves a
vacancy in the general Superintendency
which is being filled for the present, at
least, by Geo. H. Copeland.
The judge in a Fargo, D. T. court has per
emptorily discharged the grand jury for
violating their oath of office. They failed
to indict parties who sold liquor without
a license, and who had committed other
breaches of law but went beyond their
province in passing resolutions censuring
the county commissioners. Hence the
action of the judge.
The Minneapolis Tribune has a couple of
libel suits on hand. One is for $5000 by W.
J. Fender. He was arrested for fast driving
and the Tribune reported it "disorderly"
and refused to make a correction. The
other suit is by F. B. Smith who was ac
cused of being in a conspiracy" to perse
cute Harriet Burner who was convicted as a
Among the awards to Minnesota at the
New Orleans exposition was the Grand
Diploma of Honor for the most com
prehensive and quite complete exhibit
illustrating the general system and present
status of education in Minnesota. It was
the only award of the class made to any
state in the union.
R. M. Hubbard, General agent of the
Minneapolis Miller's association, died at
Ashland Wis. on Sunday. He went to
Ashland with a miller's excursion, about
a week prior to hisgdeath and was attacked
with inflammation of the bowels. He was 38
years old and leaves a wife and two chil
A boy eleven years old, son of J. E. Con
demann, living eleven miles from Mitchell,
D. T., shot and killed his sister Emily, aged
16. The parents were in town and the
children were at home alone. The boy
claims it was an accident but the neighbors
think he shot her in a quarrel. He is in
The Annual meeting of the Ninth
Minnesota volunteers took place at
Mankato on the 10th. Capt. Clark Keyser
ofMankato was elected President for the
ensuing year and Loren Gray of Lake
Crystal, Secretary and Treasurer. The
next meeting will be held at Minneapolis.
A passenger train collided with a mixed
freight train on the Minneapolis & St.
Louis road, near Park Junction, on the
evening oof the 16th. Both engines and
several cars were badly wrecked, J. E.
Mitchell, baggageman, and Geo. Thompson
brakeman, were injured but not fatally.v*"
A disgraceful prize fight between Wilson
a colored man of St. Paul and a man from
Chicago styled in sporting circles, Cardiff,
took place on Sunday about five miles
below St. Paul. Cardiff won in nine
rounds. About 600 persons went down by
boat from St. Paul to witness the fight.
A Washington special says the Minnesota
Democrats who came on in search of the
good things of this earth have become a
good deal disgusted with the delay and
most of them have gone home. Mr.
Donnelly and ex-Senator Wilkinson,
however, still remain.
A cyclone struck a passenger train on
the 12th which was running on the Mil
waukee & St. Paul road from Sioux Falls
to Sioux City. There were three coaches
and a baggage car, all of which were thrown
from the track and a large number of
The first annual encampment of the
Grand Army of Southwestern Minn, took
place at Lake Shetek, near Currie, Minn.,
this week Gens. H. Baker, and S P.
Jennison delivered addresses, and visitors
came by the thousand. Three days were
A court martial has been ordered to con
vene at St. Paul on the 9th to try Col.
Bend of the state militia. The charges
grow out of Col. Bend's refusal to parade
on Decoration day and his subsequent
correspondence with Adjutant General
William Von Ruden, who shot and killed
John Lehmann in Steele county about three
weeks ago, has been convicted at Owaton
na, of manslaughter in the second degree
and sentenced to five years in states prison.
Von Ruden claimed to have acted in self
The Minnesota State Pharmaceutical con
vention held its annual session at St. Paul
on the Kith and 17th insts. S. W. Melendy
of Minneapolis, was elected president,W. S.
Getty of St. Paul, secretary, and J. C.
Henning of Stillwater, treasurer.
Geo. Gasper with two of his sons took
refuge during a storm in a barn five miles
north of Estelline, D. T. and the barn was
struck by lightning. Gasper and his team
of horses were instantly killed and his two
sons severely injured.
Burglars made unsuccessful attempts to
break open a couple of safes in Albert Lea,
Minn., a day or two ago but were arrested
There seems to be a regular gang of vil
lains paying especial attention to Minnesota
Hibbs, the postmaster at Lewiston, Idaho
who invented the money order swindle
whereby he made twenty or thirty thoas
and dollars out of the government has been
arrested at Harrison River, British Colum
James J. O'Gorman, formerly a partner
the firm of P. H. Kelly & Co., of St.
Paul, died at his home in Stillwater, Minn
on the 11th. He had been a sufferer from
asthma for fifteen years.
Spaulding, who shot Constable Wash
burn at Monticelio, Minn last fall when
the constable attempted his arrest, has
just been tried and convicted of murder in
the first degree.
A survey for the extension of the Wis
consin Central railioad from Abbotsford
to Merrill is being made, and the prospects,
are that it will be built before another
season of snow.
W. L. Wilson who held the position of
appraiser of customs at St Paul has been
removed and Capt. M. J. O' Connor
appointed in his place. The salary is
Fuller reports from the tornado in Wes
tern Iowa on Sunday last show 13 persons
killed, about 75 injured, and over half a
million dollars of property destroyed,
C. W. Smith, Superintendent of Schools
of Hennipin county, died while riding in a
hack in St. Paul on the 12th. Embolus of
the lungs was the cause of the death.
Minneapolis rejoices in a policeman
named Cornelius Burke who is accused of
burglary. He was arrested but pending
the examination fled.
Two unknown men were killed Wednes
day night by a Milwaukee and St. Paul
train at Winona junction, three miles
At the special election held at Bismarck,
D. T., for Mayor on the 15th, Justin Bragg,
Dem., was elected over E. H. Williams by 90
The summer meeting of the Wisconsin
conference of Unitarian and Independent
societies will be held at Arcadia, June 25 to
The Lake County flouring mill, located
at Madison, D. T. burned on the 11th, with
400 ban-els of flour and 6,000 bushels of
While engaged in rifle target practice at
Fort Keogh near Miles City, Mont., pri
vate Wm. Hart shot and killed Corporal
The annual summer meeting of the
Northwestern Horticultural society will
be held at LaCrosse on the 24th inst.
Thomas W. Jayeox, of Aberdeen, D. T.,
special agent of the general land office at
Washington has been removed.
The survey of the St. Paul, Brainerd &
Northwestern railroad is completed from
Brainerd to Red Lake Falls.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul road received
the gold medal at New Orleans for the finest
The Norwegian Lutheran Synod has
been holding its annual session at Norway
The Minnesota delegation to the Grand
Army meeting at Portland, Maine, left on
The reunion of the Iron Brigade will take
place in Madison, Sept. 16 and 17.
CANADIAN PACIFIC REPORT.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Canadian Pacific railway was held
at Montreal Saturday afternoon. The
report showed that of the $65,000,000 of
stock, $40,000,000 was held in England,
$15,000,000 in Canada and $10,000,000 in the
United States. The track will be completed
at the end of September, there being only
203 miles in British Columbia yet to finish.
At the beginning of next spring the com
pany will have 4,000 miles of the road in
operation, with adequate terminal facilities.
Last year the net earnings amounted to
$1,191,000, and the first four months of this
year showed an increase over the same
period of last year by $922,104, and it is
expected that there will be a net profit
this year of $2,500,000 and in the year
following the completion of the line, a
gross traffic of $12,000,000 is expected and
a net revenue of $2,500,000, more than
$5,000,000 over all fixed charges. The report
was adopted. The following directors were
elected Iqg the year:
George SteRhen, Donald A. Smith, Wil
liam C. Van |Horne and R. B. Angus,
Montreal E. B. Osier, Toronto Sanford
Fleming, Ottawa H. S. Northcole, C. D.
Ross, London R. N. Martinsen, Amsterdam,
N. Y. W. L. Scott, Erie, Penn. George
R. Harris, Boston. At a subsequent
meeting of the new board George Stephen
was elected president and W. C. Van Home
THE INDIAN TROUBLES IN MANITOBA
FORT PITT, N. W. T. June 14, via
Straubenzie, June 15,Two hundred
Chippewayans, surrendered to Gen.
Strange yesterday, which necessitates
an addition to the food supply. The
Marquis will go to Battleford in the
morning for supplies. A depot of sup
plies for Middleton and Strange has
been established at Frog Lake lauding,
thirty-seven miles up the river.
WINNIPEG, June 15.Dispatches
from Beaver river, via Battleford, re
port sentries of Strange's column fired
upon by Indians, believed to be scouts
belonging to Big Bear. Big Bear is
supposed to be making a detour and re
turning south, having eluded Middle
ton. The general has left Fort Pitt
with his column, which he says
he will divide and send one portion
west while he keeps to the east. With
Strange in the rear he hopes to sur
round the Bear and catch him. He
has sent word to Strange to divide his
force and watch the rear in order to
prevent Bear from going toward Peace
river. A Battleford special states that
200 Indians have left their reserve at Bat
tle river and gone to join Big Bear whom
it is understood they have intelligence
is not far off. Middleton has issued in
structions to watch their movements
closely in order that if they go to Big
Bear his whereabouts may be made
known. The Hudson Bay post at Isle
a La Crosse, in the far north is report
ed to have been plundered by the Indi
ans. Capt. Clark, wounded at Fish
creek, returned to the city to-night from
Saskatoon. He leaves for Ottawa this
week to assume the adjutancy of the
Wimbledon team, a position offered
him in recognition of his services.
Wheat, No 1 hard, 92c bid June, 92c
bid, July, 93c. bid, No. 2 hard, 86c bid
No. 2 regular, 78c bid
Corn No. 2, 43o. bid, 46c. asked.
Oats No. 2 mixed, 30c. bid, 31c. asked
No. 2 white 303^c. bid.
Barley No. 2, 60c. bid.
Rye No. 2, 55c bid, 58c. asked.
Baled hay, $8.00 bid, $8 50 asked.
Dressed beef,choice steers SV (2 9K
Flour, patent spring $5 00 5 25.
Butter, extra 15c. bid, 17 c. asked.
Cheese, 8 9c
Eggs, extra 12c. bid 13c. asked
Potatoes, 25 30c.
Strawberries, 10c per quart.
Chickens dry picked 8c @9c.
Wheat was firm and higher. There was a
hery good demand for No. 1 hard cash
wheat at 93c. June sold at 93c. On the call
spot opened at 91J^c, but quickly advanced
to 93c, and closed steady at that bid. July
opened at 93c and closed at 94kc. Au
gust opened at 96)c and closed firm at 97c
bid, 97%c asked, lso.2 hard sold at 89%c
Jnne, 89@90c. No. 1 regular sold at 84c,
July, 85c bid
Flour Patents, $5@5 25 straights,
$email@example.com first bakers,' $firstname.lastname@example.org second
bakers, $email@example.com, low grades, $1.25(0.2.50.
Wheat, June 88^ July 89%
Corn, June 47^@48^
Oats, CashJ 3334 June 33^ 33%y
une firstname.lastname@example.org Jul $10.-
Live Stock, CattleJ $4 email@example.com Hoes
S4 00(a4.10 Sneep, 2 firstname.lastname@example.org(X
Corn No. 2,48c.
Oats No. 2, 33Kc.
Barley No. 2, 50c.
9%c No. 1 Northern. September 97c
No. 2 hard cash 91c No. 2 Northern cash
Sic July 89c.
What Makes Petroleum?
"Petroleum," says Dr. Geike, "ii a
general term, under which is included
a series of natural mineral oils. These
are fluid hydro-carbon compounds,
varying from a thin, colorless, watery
liquidity to a black, opaque, tar-like
viscidity. The paler, more limpid var
ieties are generally called naptha the
darker, more viscid kinds, mineral tar
while the name petroleum, or rock oil,
has been generally applied to the inter
mediate kinds." This same high au
thority on all matters geological says
that it is specially confined to particu
lar layers of rock, and he thinks it can
hardly be doubted that it is produced
by certain changes which take place
in organic substances embedded in those
rocks. What is the probable nature of
those organisms, and how they are dis
tributed, has not in his opinion been sat
isfactorily explained. The coal-seams
and bituminous shales seem to be the
formations which embody the substan
ces yielding petroleum, but whether
these substances are the animals or fish
ofbygon ages, or their decayed veg
etable matter, seems to be the subject
of some difference of opinion. What
ever the substances may be, however,
the alterations in them which produce
petroleum oils are, Dr. Geike thinks,
due to the action of igneous rocks,
which in a molten condition sometimes
invade coal-measures and bituminous
shales. The destruction of these gives
rise to subterraneous distilation, the
gases produced finding their way to the
surface of the earth, and the liquids, in
the form of mineral oils, collecting in
fissures and cavitieff and often bubbling
up in springs just as water does.
Baron Albert Grant's two marble
stair cases, with their lower landings
supported by caryatides representing
the seasons, and for which a few years
ago he is declared to have paid $65,000,
sold at the auction a fortnight ago in
Kensington for $5,000, and the pur
chaser of them wasMiae. Tussaud!