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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
NOTES OF THE TIMES.
IT is getting hot in Washington in
several respects and the president is
arranging to take a trip to the Adiron
THIS appears to be an unusual sum
mer for cyclones. The crop for the
last few years has been fairly abund
ant but this year it is more voluminous
than ever. The town that cannot boast
of being at least half destroyed by a cy
clone is doing a very small business.
WITH the first day's advent of street
cars on Broadway, New York, the 300
stages which required the services of
1400 horses were withdrawn and the
past week, horses, harness, stages and
stables have been sold at auction. No
revolution in transportation was ever
more complete and sudden.
An investigation made by the Chicago
Times shows that within the business
district proper of that city all but forty
piece- of property are owned by resi
dents of Chicago, with mortgage en
cumbrances of less than five per cent.
Ten ears ago nearly one-fourth of this
area was owned by non-residents, and
ninety per cent, of the remainder was
heavily mortaged. The buildings in
this district cost more than $100,000,-
THERE is an amusing feature connect
ed with the medical advertisements of
the day. All announce various won
derful cures after physicians have de
clared the case hopeless. If one was to
take the numerous testimonials of the
various medicines advertised and
group the number of hopeless
cases together, he would conclude that
there was no medical skill in the world
and never had been, outside of the
various remedies offered as a universal
THE president appointed ex-Gov. E.
F. Noyes of Ohio, one of the govern
ment directors of the Union Pacific
railroad, at the suggestion of Gov.
Hoadly of that state. This led to
criticism because Noyes was one of the
"visiting statesmen'' to Florida in 1876
to superintend the electoral count.
Gov. Hoadly declared him to be a proper
man for that position though he (Hoad
ly) admitted he had forgotten the '76
matter, but to avoid all embarrasment
of his Bemocratic friends, Mr. Noyes
declined. His place will be filled by
another republican from Ohio.
When the great strike among the
iron workers occurred in Cleveland,
Ohio, a couple of years ago, a
blathering fellow aided the Chis
holm's, who were the leading em
ployers, in importing Poles and Bohem
ians to take the place of the striking
workmen. Now these same Poles and
Bohemians are on a strike themselves
and the same fellow is making speeches
to them saying he made a mistake be
fore and urging them to stand firm in
their present positons. His speeches
are received with rapturous applause,
his auditors apparently forgetting that
by the importations he had himself
secured he had overcrowded the labor
market and really brought about the
WEALTH does not always save offend
ers against the law. Edward A. Bovd
a millionaire glass importer, of New
York City, went to states prison at Au
burn a few days ago to begin a two
years sentence for defrauding the gov
ernment out of duties. His son was
also convicted, but his father was
manly enough to take all the blame,
saying that his son acted under his ex
plicit orders, and the son was released
upon the payment of a heavy fine.
The family occupy a fashionable resi
dence on Fifth Avenue, and all that
money could do to save the head
of the household from prison, was done
most lavishly. As incidental to prison
life it is notable that Mr. Boyd carried
two well filled satchels to the prison,
containing some comforts in the way
personal apparel not to be found in the
prison, but they were returned to his
family unopened, and he was given the
usual prison accommodations. James
D. Fish, late president of the Marine
bank, occupies a cell in the same pris
on. The same week New York incar
cerated these men, San Francisco wit
nessed the acquital of Adolph Spreck
les, son of a millionaire, who attempted
to shoot Mike De Young, of the Chron
icle. One of the De Young's was mur
dered by the Rev. Kalloch's son and
the murderer was acquitted, and now
the attempted murder of the remaining
brother goes unpunished, owing to the
influence of money. This is a contrast
between Pacific and Atlantic coast jus
tice and civilization 1
BRUGH & TB.UMAH, Proprietors.
HISTORY OF A WEEK.
Attorney General Garland has rendered a
decision on the three points relative to the
acceptance of the Dolphin by the govern
ment submitted to him by Secretary Whit
ney. The attorney general holds that the
vessel cannot be accepted, that no contract
exists between Mr. John Roach and the
government, and that the large sum of
money paid to him for the vessel may be
The iron strikers to the number of 1,000
formed a mob at Cleveland, Ohio, and at
tempted to close a plate mill which was in
no manner involved in the contest -for
wages, no reduction having been made
The police fought the mob desperately with
their clubs, and dispersed them leaving 35
upon the ground, two or three fatally in
John Rogers, merchant of Howden, War
rick county, Ind., fell in love with a cousin
of his wife staying at his house. Mrs. R.
ordered her cousin to leave. Rogers
knocked his wife down and went off with
her cousin* When he returned he found his
wife had killed herself and two children.
Rogers left, and the cousin is prostrated.
The wife of Secretary Bayard is lying
hopelessly ill at their home in Dover She
has been an invalid for many years and
has been unable to entertain in Washington
though she has resided there along time.
The filly Refrain, owned by Commodore
Kittson of St. Paul, won the Atlantic
Stake for two year olds at Monmouth Park
on the 11th. Distance three quarters of a
The wife of the late Richard T. Merrick
of Washington died on the 9th inst. Her
husband died about two weeks ago, and she
was so ill that she was never told of his
In the contested election case of Mayor
Harrison'of Chicago, the mayor has been al
lowed forty days to file his answer!
Gen. Miles has been ordered to take the
field in the Indian territory, to suppress the
The Western Union Telegraph has gob
bled up the American Rapid company.
Belfast, Maine., has been devasted by
fire. TERRIBLE DISASTER AT LAKE MIN-
One of the most terrible disasters which
ever befell this region of country, occured
at lake Minnetonka, on Sunday the 12th inst.
Mr. Coykendall of Minneapolis, who is a
son-in-law of ex-Mayor A. C. Rand of Min
neapolis, occupies a cottage at Breezy
Point, Minnetonka, and on the day in ques
tion he had invited the Rand family to
spend the day with him. Accepting the in
vitation, Mr. Raud drove out from Minne
apolis early in the morning, arriving at
Breezy Point about noon. The members of
family joined him there and they proceeded
to the Erygla cottage, which was the sum
mer residence of the Coykendalls. After
passing a few hours happily they arranged
for an excursion to Upper lake on the little
pleasure steamer Minnie Cook, owned by
E. D. Newell, a grocer of Excelsior. The
steamer was not a handsome one, and was
not particularly noted either for beauty or
speed. She has bean used each morning by
Mr. Newell in receiving orders and deliver
ing goods at various points on Lower lake,
while during afternoons and Sunday she
was at the service of the Blue line of Ex
celsior for small parties. Her boiler was
an upright one, and was not of a character
to make the boat the safest in the world.
Her engineer, George McDonald, was expe
rienced in the work, and had served for a
number of years under his father, Lou Mc
Donald, who is among the leading steam
boat men in the Northwest. He has been
considered a very safe engineer, and receiv
ed his licease for the season less than two
weeks ago. He began his duties as engineer
of the Minnie Cook about July 1. Soon af
ter two o'clock yesterday afternoon she
steamed up to the wharf at Breezy Point
and received a happy bufrfated party, who
were to meet an untimely death.
The party as it was then made up, was
composed as follows:
Ex-Mayor A. C. Rand, aged 51 years, and
Their children, Miss Mary Rand, aged 16
Harvey Rand, 14 years.
Frank Rand, aged 19, son of A. B. Rand
and nephew of A. Rand.
J. R. Coykendall, aged 43 years, with his
wife and their daughter Katie, aged five
Robert Hussey, aged 12 years, son of A.
B. Hussey, of Minneapolis.
Geo. McDonald, aged 27, engineer of the
steamer and son of Capt. Lew McDonald of
the City of St. Louis.
All preparations being made for an after
noon of pleasure, the party left for Upper
lake. It is supposed that the Upper lake
was reached about 3 o'clock, when evidences
of the approaching storm were manifest
and the steamer's bow was turned home
ward. The storm burst upon them with all
its power and fury while opposite Big
island and in sight of their destination.
The engineer apparently used every effort
to increase the speed of the boat, and she
responded nobly. The elements were too
powerful for the boat, and it was with dif
ficulty that she kept right side up as long
as she did. Alternating rain and hail, ac
companied by a terrific wind blowing from
the south, swept across the lake. The
storm was a bunding one, and the last seen
of the boat was when she was off Spirit
island, just outside Wayzatta bay, strug
gling against the mighty forces of wind and
When the wind cloud lifted, Mr. C. M.
Hardenburg, who resides at Blithewood,
Point Lookout, across from Breezy Point,
saw hats, caps, articles of clothing, etc.,
floating upon the water, but nothing was
seen of the boat he had noticed a few mo
He immediately called some friends and
put out to the scene and was soon horrified
to see the body of a woman floating upon
the water. He rowed quickly and soon
caught the body, which he recognized as
that of Mrs. Rand. The horrible truth then
dawned upon him that every person on
board the boat when he had first seen it,
had found a watery grave. Conjecture has
it that the boat was struck by the wind and
upset. The curtains had been dropped to
keep off the rain, and as the boat turned
the passengers naturally occupying the cur
tained stern of the boat, found themselves
imprisoned beyond the possibility
of escape. The boilers and the heavy
machinery naturally carried the boat to
the bottom and with it all on board. The
water is fifty feet deep where the boat
Search was made until darkness
prevented, for other bodies and that of the
engineer was secured, his father being one
of the grappling party. During the follow
ing day (Monday) all of the bodies *eere
recovered, divers, grappling hooks and the
explosion of dynamite in the water being
resorted to in the work. It was only after
twenty-four hours work that all were ob
tained. Katie Coykendall was the only
body found by the divers in the boat, the
others having drifted away.
Ex-mayor Rand removed to Minneapolis
in 1873 and in 1878 was elected Mayor,
serving two terms. He was the owner of
the Minneapolis gas works. Mr. Coykendall,
also came to Minneapolis in 1873 and was
the head of the wholesale dry goods house
of Coykendall, Bro., & Co. In 1878 he
married Miss Luella, oldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Rand.
The surviving members of the Rand
family are the children Rufus, Alonzo
Hary, Leavitt and Miss Kate Rand who
did not go on the excursion.
The watch which Mrs. Rand wore was
stopped at4.30 p. m., and that is the proba
ble moment when the boat was capsized.
Within half an hour after the storm the
sun shone out bright and clear, and the lake
was entirely calm. As soon as the disaster
was known, people flocked from all parts
of the lake, and in less than two hours, a
hundred boats of various descriptions were
on the spot, and grappling parties were im
mediately organized Old* residents of 2S
years standing, say that they have never
seen such a storm on the lake. It is feared
that some sail and row boats may also have
The funeral of the eight members of the
Rand family (including Mr. Coykendall
the son-in-law) took place from the Rand
family residence in Minneapolis on th af
ternoon of the 16th. All of the public of
fices were closed and business was practic
The following postmasters have been ap*-
pointed in Minnesota: Mary Murphy, Pine
City, vice Emma M. Wierck Garret Mur
phy, Garden City, vice E. B. Evans J. F.
McNiel, Elysian, vice W. M. Sterling Pat
rick O'Leary, Waterville, vice W. H. Camp
bell W. S. Broz, New Prague, vice A. H.
Merley A. H. Pick, St. James, vice G. H.
Herrick, James Sheepy, Jr., Montgomery,
vice Frank Becker W. F. North, Cleveland,
vice C. P. Lampman J. F. Quinlan, Le
Sueur, vice J. N. Chapman Peter Campbell,
Watertown, vice C. C. Halgram J. N.
Hooper, Maple Plain, vice Bacon E. Ft
Douval, Caledonia, vice P. A. Pope. AP
were removals except Halgram at Water
town and Pope at Caledonia who-resigned,
Edward Parker of Iowa, who was appoint
ed special agent of the treasury, with an
office at St. Paul, vice Douglass, ex-Senator
Windom's brother-in-law removed, has
resigned his place to take effect July
15th. There are two reports relative to
the cause, one that he was requested to
resign by Secretary Manning because he
was devoting his attention to politics and
the other that he desired to have the office
removed to Chicago and failing in that
The following fourth class postmasters
have been appointed in Wisconsin:
Gottfried Zeulinger, Odell, Sheboygan
county G. W. Kreummar, Burr Oak,
La Crosse county John Krupp, Bangor,
La Crosse county, vice John Wheldon,
removed Eben E. Rexford, Shiocton,
Outagamie county, vice L. E. Darling,
removed Edward A. Montgomery,
Richardson, Polk county J. G. Anderson,
Bunyan, Polk county.
Capt. Hays of Fergus Falls, Minn., made
charges against Bookwalter, collector for
Minnesota, which were regarded as sufficient
for his removal. Dr. Guernon had more
persuasive papers on file and was given the
office in preference to Hays.
The Civil Service Commission announces
examinations for applications for office to
beheld at Milwaukee Sept. 3 St. Paul
Sept. 5 Bismarck D. T. Sept. 8 Helena,
Mont. Sept. 15.
August Peterson of Albert Lea has been
appointed receiver of the Worthington
Minn., land of&ce, vice C. H. Smith whose
time had expired.
Col. John Gibbon of the Seventh infantry
has been appointed brigadier general
vice Gen. C. C. Augur retired.
Thomas Hall, has been appointed post
master at Preston, Minn., vice B. G. Loomis
whose term expired.
E. F. Barrett, editor of the Aitkin (Minn)
Age has been appointed postmaster at
GEN. GRANT'S CONDITION.
On the morning of the 11th, Gen. Grant
wrote this note to Dr. Douglas. "I woke
up feeling perfectly fresh, as if I had a
good night's natural sleep. My breathing
is less obstructed than usual at this time
of the day and my head is less filled up.
In fact my breathing is not obstructed in
the least. I have used no cocoaine during
the night, as I did not require it."
Drs. Grant and Shrady made a joint ex
amination of Gen. Grant's throat on the
15th and found it slightly inflamed. The
general was more comfortable at that date
than he had been for some time.
AFFAIRS IN MANITOBA.
A meeting of sympathizers with Louis
Riel was held at Jacques Cartier Hall
square Quebec, at which about 5,000 were
present. The meeting was addressed by
H. J. Pelletier, secretary of the committee
and by other French Canadian gentlemen.
Owen Murphy, ex-mayor of Quebec, also
spoke. He compared the cause of the
half-breeds to that of the Irish, who, if the
proper appeal were made, would, he said,
readily give the half-breeds their support.
The following resolution was then
adopted: Resolved, That in view of the
fact that all British subjects who are
accused of criminal offenses are entitled
to a complete and impartial trial, and to
attain that end considerable sums must
be forthcoming, a public subscription be
taken up, as the half-breeds have not the
means to attain that end. The meeting
was enthusiastic and at its close a sub
scription list was opened which was largely
Lemieux, Fitzpatrick and Greenshield.
Riel's council, are at Winaipeg. They will
plead justification in Riel's behalf, as well
as on that of the other prisoners. They will
seek to establish that the half-breeds, had
substantial grievances that they petitioned
the Dominion government time and again
to have them removed, and that rebellion
was their only resource and they were
freed to adopt it. They will use Hon. Ed
ward Blake's recent speech in the house of
"commons on the half-breed troubles to es
tablish their plea.
The jury for Riel's trial has been made up
from among the white settlers along the
line of the Canadian Pacific railroad.
Much disgust is expressed by the half
breeds and other sympathizers of the
rebel leader because they are not rep
resented among the jurymen. The trial
will certainly take place on the 20th inst.
Gen. Middleton's forces reached Winnipeg
on their return trip on the 15th and the city
and soldiers fairly went wild over the reun
ion with civilization. Arches were erected,
buildings decorated, bells rung, welcoming
speeches delivered and a general jubilation
THE OLD WORLD.
The Munster bank of Dublin and Cork has
suspended payments. THe liabilities amount
to $8,750,000. A majority of its sharehold
ers are ladies, who are solely dependent up
on its dividends for their income. The direc
tors express confidence in ability to meet
the indebtedness. The head officer of the
bank is ia Cork, but the central office is in
Dublin. Last year the shareholders met
and adopted a resolution requesting Mr.
Shaw, M. P., the chairman,Jto retire, and
Messrs. Jackson, Fitzgerald and other share
holders instituted a suit to make the direc
tors responsible for a deficit caused by over
drafts to themselves. It transpired that Mr.
Shaw was indebted to the bank 80,000 Mr.
Shaw claimed 30,000 fees as director.
Eventually the matter was amicably ar
ranged, in order to stop the litigation, and
Shaw withdrew his claim. In giving judg
ment, the vice chancellor dwelt severely
upon the conduct of Shaw and of another
ex-director, Mr. Bilton. It was shown that
the advances to the directors were not
properly secured. Two recent failures
showed great unsecured indebtedness to the
bank. Public confidence in the bank de
clined. The Bank of Ireland on the 11th
decided to stop its supplies, and this result
ed in the suspension, which is likely to bring
great suffering upon the South of Ireland.
An official notice was issued stating the
suspension was due to continued heavy
withdrawals of deposits sinet- the litigation
of Jackson vs. Munster, bank directors,
-and adding that by a careful realization
the bank's securities would be sufllcient to
discharge its liabilities.
In the British house of commons Monday
afternoon Mr. Bourke, under secretary for
foreign affairs, stated that nothing had
yet been definitely arranged by the present
government for an arbitration to determine
whether the Russian attack on Penjdeh
was consistent with the Russian provisions
previously made with England. Mr.
Buchanan, Liberal member for Edinburgh
city, asked whether it was true that the
British intended to establish a cantonment
near Candahar in Afghanistan. Lord
Randolph Churchill replied: "The honor
able member seems to forget that Af
ghanistan is an independent state." Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor of the
exchequer, stated that the government
would erect a monument to Gen. Gordon
and would propose a credit therefor.
SirBentinek, Conservative member for
Whitehaven, asked the home department
whether the PalL Mall Gazette charges
against the London police, in connection
with that paper's revelations of iniquity in
the city, were true. Sir Richard Asheton
Cross, home secretary, replied that if the
facts were as stated by the Gazette the full
est inquiry would be made and that he con
sidered it his duty to endeavor to go to the
bottom of the charges. Duringthe discus
sion of the armj sup lementary estimates
Mr. W. H. Smith, war secretary, on the
vote of 35,000 men, explained that the
government would continue in a state
of ^preparation, until the arrange
ment about to be concluded with Prus
sia was finally settled. There was, he
said, no intention on the part of the govern
ment to call up additional men, unless the
occasion arose. The Marquis of Harting
ton, ex-war minister, referred to the inten
tion of the late government to evacuate the
province of Dongola, in the Soudan, and
expressed a wish to know whether the
present government meant to continue the
work of constructing the Nile railway. Mr.
Smith replied that the government would
not abandon the railroad behind the de
fending force, but that it had no intention
of increasing the British forces in Egypt.
Gen. Brackenbury telegraphs from
Fatmeh that a letter which was received
there states that El Mahdi, the so-called
false prophet, is dead. The letter was
written by a merchant at Handuk on July
8, and says that since the prophet's death
his followers have fallen to fighting among
themselves. A refugee Egyptian soldier
who arrived at Fatmeh on the 11th, Gen.
Brackenbury says, asserts he saw an
Arabian on the 1st of July at Abadom,
who told him El Mahdi was dead.
CENSUS OF NORTH DAKOTA.
Maj. Edwards, supervisor of the census of
North Dakota, in the Fargo Argus of the
11th, said: The returns for Norch Dakota
indicate that in this portion of the territory
the population will exceed 150,000, while in
1880 the entire territory contained but 135,-
177, and North Dakota had 36,465 of these,
showing an increase of 450 per cent, in five
years, while fifteen years ago the entire
population of North Dakota was only 1,213.
The schedules from enumerators already
received foot up to 123,836 population, and
the rest of Northern Dakota from weekly re
ports, show a population of 28,860, making
a total for North Dakota of 152,696. This
summary is liable to vary 2,000 or 3,000
either way. The six counties of Red river
Nalley show over one-half of the total pop
ulation, the amount being 80,962. These
counties embrace about 7,725 square miles,
or one-eighth of North Dakota, while the
fifty other counties have a population of
about 71,764. The following is the popula
tion of some of the citiesreported: Fargo
7,394, Grand Forks 6,555, Bismarck, 3,167,
Jamestown, 2,386, Lisbon, 1.700, Wah
peton 1,549. Ellendalo 573, La Moure a58.
Thus far about 1,123 old soldiers have been
reported, and about fifty who served in the
Confederate army. One feature which is
especially important in a sanitary view is
the small number of deaths. Everywhere
the per cent is very smail, but the following
counties report no deaths: Foster, Eddy,
Wells, Summer, Mcintosh, Stark, Villard
and Kidder. In many counties not even a
case of sicknes is reported. The number of
farms reported thus farare21,656,"and when
all the schedules are hi they will probably
show abouj 30,656 in North Dakota, against
17,435 in the entiije territory five years ago.
Portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota had
a cyclonic visitation Wednesday evening,
the former state suffering much the worst.
Sparta, Wisconsin, seems to have suffered
the heaviest shock. A number of houses
were wrecked, plate glass windows blown
in, freight and passenger cars at the depot
were blown from a side track across the
main track. A freight train a few miles
out from Sparta was blown from the track.
At Oshkosh the damage was great, the ex
position building and St. Pauls church be
ing among the buildings destroyed. All
the smoke stacks in the city were blown
down and the lumber yards area scene of
inextricable confusion. A number were
injured, and Mrs. Henry Hoffman will die.
Madison also leports great damage to
buildings and shade trees. Among build
ings injured was the residence of Post
master General Vilas, which was half un
roofed. Plate glasss windows were blown
in and shade trees torn up by the thousand.
The summer resort at Monona lake was
badly damaged, and the great tabernacle
badly wrecked. The storm track extended
clear across the state diagonally from north
west to southeast. Whitewater, Plainfield,
Neenah, Fall River, Elroy, Neillsville, Ap
pleton and numerous minor towns suffered
severely. In Minnesota the storm did
great dammage in Wright, Olmsted and
The 36th Wisconsin regiment celebrated
the twentieth anniversary of the return
home by a meeting at Madison on the 14th.
A permanent regimental organization was
perfected by the election of the following
officers for the ensuing year: President,
C. G. Warner, Dane connty vice president,
H. Brown, Jefferson county secretary,
George W. Raymer, Dane county treas
urer, George Weeks, Dane county. A
motion was adopted to hold the next re
union at Madison, June 3, 1886, the anni
versary of the battle of Cold Harbor, in"
which the regiment fought, and on the
same date each succeeding year.
Land Commissioner Sparks has rendered
a decision affirming the right of entry under
the public land laws, and decisions of the
supreme court of the Umited States of lands
heretofore withdrawn by the voluntary ac
tion of the general land office for railroad
indemnity purposes, where no requirements
of law existed for making such withdraw
als. The effect of this decision, if sustained
by the secretary of the interior, will be to
restore to entry under the homestead and
other laws many millions of acres of public
lands which have been kept out of the mar
ket for many years^ because claimed by
Stockholders of St. Paul, Brainard &
Northwestern have elected the following
board of directors: E. F. Buxton, Minne
apolis J. R. Howe, W. E. Seelye, G. S.
Canfield, O. H. Harille, F. B. Thompson
and E. E. Webster of Brainard. The of
ficers elected are: President, E. F. Buxton
vice president, W. E. Seelye treasurer,
E. E. Webster Secretary, F. B. Thomp
There was a heavy rain and hail
storm in the western part of
Grand Forks Co., D. T. Beginning at
Niagara, near the Nelson county line, the
hail cut down the grain in a path about
four miles extending in a southeasterly
course to Red River, near Reynolds, on
the Traill county line. All the grain in
one of the best wheat growing regions of
the country is reported utterly effaced.
The loss will cover an acreage of about ten
thousand acres. At an average of twenty
bushels to the acre the crop loss will be
200,000 bushels. Many farmers were
The St. Paul directory man is now out
with his figures, only one day behind the
Minneapolis directory man. The St. Paul
directory has 43.960 names or only 290 less
than Minneapolis. This is a gain of 4,231
since last year. The St. Paul man takes2}
as his multiple of population, and thus fig
ures out a population of 109.900. Taking
the multiple of 2 7-10 which is adopted by
Minneapolis it makes the population of St.
Paul 118,962 against 119,495 for Minneapolis.
These are the directory figures and the
state census figures are yet to be beard
When the First Regiment, Minnesota
militia broke camp at White Bear after a
reeks service on the tented field, the boys
burned McCarthy, Adjutant General of the
State, in effigy and burned the remains]
This was because McCarthy ordered then*
Colonel (Bend) to be court martialed and
thus prevented his being in command
at the camp.
Secretary Manning has rescinded his
order requiring grain and merchandise
shipped ^rom this country through
Canada to pay a duty. Such an order if
adhered to would have been a serious
damage to the Northwest as wheat could
not have been sent through the Welland
canal without paying duty.
The first prisoners were received at the
new penitentiary at Bismarck, D. T. on the
15th. They numbered five and were sent up
from Fargo. Bismarck is anxious to secure
more residents of that kind and is negotiat
ing with the Montana authorities for the
contract of keeping the prisoners of that
Judge McConnell in charging the grand
jury at Fargo said there were serious
charges against the land officers at Devil's
Lake, D. T., and urged their investigation.
One of the charges is that one of the officers
is interested in the newspaper which pub
lishes the advertisements of the land of
The Sunday storm which caused such a
terrible disaster at Lake Minnetonka, did a
good deal of damage in Meeker county and
also at Duluth. Rice and Olmsted counties
Minn., were also touched, and in a portion
of the latter county the storm was a regu
lar cyclone, destroying many buildings.
The senate sub-committee on Indian af
fairs is about to visit Dakota to inquire into
the troubles arising from the opening
of tho Winnebago reservation in ac
cordance with ex-Presiden Arthur's order,
which has recently been revoked by Presi
At the annual meeting of the Dakota
Midland, held in Ellendale last week, Ran
dolph Holding was elected president J. A.
Scott, vice president A. A. Handy, secre
tary, and T. W. Milham treasurer. R. E.
Kirk was the only new director elected.
Joseph F. Townsend of Mount Pleasant.
Wabashaw county, Minn., was driving home
from Lake City Wednesday night with his
ten year old boy when he encountered a
flood in a ravine which swept the wagon
from the road and drowned the boy.
Grading is in progress on the Minneap
olis, Saulb Ste. Marie & Atlantic, between
Bruce and Main creek, a distance of twenty
five miles. On this section of the road
bridges will have to be erected over the
Chippewa and Flambeau rivers.
Six robberies were committed at Apple
ton while the procession of Fore
paugh's circus was parading. J. B. Bushey
was the heaviest loser, being robbed of $150
in jewelry, silverware, etc.
Sacred Heart, Minn., has suffered a
severe loss by the burning of Schyall &
Listernd's hardware store together with
Stenson & Ramstund's general store and
several other buildings.
The following Wisconsin postmasters
have been appointed: M. Berens, Gashton,
Wis. J. H. Simon, Hartford, Wis. E.
Patch, Patch Grove, Wis. P. H. Pew,
During a thunder storm at Larimore,
D. T., on the evening of the 15th, James
Burns and Jennie Lagard were struck by
lightning at the Commercial hotel and
George W. Cobb formerly general
manager of the Mineral Point railroad,
died on Sunday morning of paralysis of
the heart at his home in Mineral Point,
John Steele, a clerk of the Commercial
hotel at Superior, Wisconsin, was drowned
on Superior bay Sunday night. He was
out in a sail boat which was upset.
The sixth annual encampment of the Mo
nona assembly will open July 28, on the
banks of the Monona lake, near Madison,
and continue ten days.
Cantieny, the Minneapolis man who mur
dered officer Laughlin has been denied a
new trial and goes to the penitentiary for
A freight train on the Chippewa division
of the Milwaukee & St. Paul was badly
wrecked on Monday by the spreading of
The Berlin, Wis., cranberry crop which
was only 4,000 barrels last year will, it is
claimed, amount to 25,000 this year.
The wife of William H. Grimshaw, an
architect of Minneapolis, has obtained a
divorce on the ground of adultery.
A daughter of J. Enge of Eau Claire,
aged 14, was drowned in the Chippewa
river at that place on the 15th.
C. W. Sanders, a prominent lumberman
at Duluth, has been arrested for cutting
timber on government land.
Two hundred men who have been
working on the water works at Wapheton
D. T.. are on a strike.
The new Minneapolis directory lias 43,250
names andthey claim a population of 120,000
on that basis.
Several hundred men will leave Eau
Claire shortly to work on railroads in the
Felix E. Stacy, a brick mason fell from a
scaffolding in Minneapolis on the 10th and
three new plays.
is at work upon