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NOTES O THE TIMES.
BUFFAIO BILL, was born in Iowa in
GEORGE W. PULLMAN'S father was a
journeyman cabinet maker.
PHILIP HALE, the son of the Rev. Ed
ward Everett Hale, is studying art in
Italy. ~r\ 1
Gov. BABTLETT, of California,
has been seriously ill, is now on
road to recovery.
HE hope is again indulged that the
unfortunate ex-Empress Carlotta will
fully recover her mental powers.
CHARLES A. DANA sailed foi Europe
on the Cunard steamship Servia. He
will remain until about September
CONGRESSMAN REED, of Maine, left
last week with a party of friends to
spend the month of July in Alaska.
HE presidency of Adelebert college
at Cleveland, has been offered to Prof.
Herbert B. Adams, of the Johns Hopkins
J. W. LONGLEY, attorney general of
Nova Scotia, is an ardent advocate of
a commercial union of the dominion
and the United States.
EX-UNITED STATES TREASURER JOR-
DAN has been presented with ahandsome
silver punch bowl by the employes of
the treasury department.
GENERAL SHERIDAN will spend nearly
all of July in Chicago. He is the presi
dent of the Jocky club there, and sel
dom fails to attend the races,
MR, LEWIS MORRIS, the assistant poet
laureate for the jubilee occasion, is the
author of the Epic of Hades. He owes
his elevation to the partiality of the
Prince of Wales.
A WASHINGTON milliner has success
fully introduced anew style of pummer
hat, which she has named Dorothy
Whitney in honor of the naval secre
tary's baby girl.
HE library of Henry Ward Beecher,
now in the keeping of the American
Art association, contains few novels.
There is not even a copy of Mr.
ROBERT T. LINCOLN'S law practice
brings him an amount of profit which
his father, the martyred president,
never dreamed of. His firm has an in
come of $60,000 a year.
WILLIS H. BOCOCK, who was last
week elected professor of Greek in
Hampden Sidney college, Va., is said
to be the youngest college professor in
the United States. He is 22 vears old.
ALBERT MIENER, the millionaire
manufacturer who supplies half of Paris
its breakfast chocolate, is now at the
Hoffman house, New York. He weighs
about 250 pounds and has been making
a tour of the world to reduce his flesh.
JAMES READHEAD and Harry Ander.
son went swimming in Lake Contrary
near St. Joseph, Mo., the other day
and drowned because a party of ladies
and gentlemen in a boat near were too
modest to rescue them without their
REMBRANDT'S famous etching of
Christ Healing the Sick has been
bought by the British musenm for $6,-
500. There are but eight impressions
of this etching in existence, and the
last, which came on the market in
1867, brought $9,400.
MRS. MARK HOPKINS, the widow of
the late ex-president of Williams College
was a Miss Hubbell of Williamstown.
The married life of the couple dal^s
from 1832, the golden wedding having
been celebrated five years ago. Four
sons and three daughters are still liv
SOME one sent a poor picture of Patti
to the songstress, with a request that
she write her autograph below it. She
said: "Good gracious! What an
abominable picture! I can't sign that.'
She thought a moment. Then she turn
ed it over and wrote on it: "Who is
this? I don't know. Adelina
JOHN WANAMAKER, the Philadelphia
shopkeeper and philanthropist, has de
clined the dinner at the Union League
club which the editors and publishers
of the daily papers of Philadelphia pro
posed to give him. "I would not feel
it to be'right," he says, "at this time to
accept it, since I am yetonthescaffold
^ing of an incompleted building in the
.sphere of my proper life work. I do
mot considerme"M that I have yet attained to
ilthat which is in any large degree com
^^mensurate with the truest purposes and
HISTORY O THE WEEK.
TtieUtah constitutional convention
has undertaken to grapple with the Mor
mon-polygamy question. Sections have
been proposed providing that bigamy and
polygamy being considered incompatible
with a republican form of government,
each of them is hereby forbidden and de
clared a misdemeanor. The punishment
for violation is a fine not exceeding $100
and imprisonment for not less than six
months nor more than three years. The
section shall be construed as operative
without legislation and offenses prohibited
will not be barred by any statute of limita
tion, nor shall the power of pardon extend
thereunto until such pardon be approved
by the President of the United States. Any
amendment, revision, or change to the
foregoing section shall not become a law
till ratified by congress and the president of
the United States. These sections have
been agreed to in committee and caucus,
and it is thoughtwill undoubtedly be passed
by the convention. The Mormon leaders
think this will prove the settlement of the
vexatious Mormon problem.v.
The regular monthly cotton crop re
port of the Memphis district, which em
braces West Tennesee, North Mississippi,
North Arkansas and North Alabama, pub
lished by Hill, Fontaine & Co., says: The
weather during June has in the main been
favorable to cotton. Bain, which was
needed in many localities, fell during the
last three days of the month, and copious
showers have fallen throughout the district
within the past four days, which have been
of material benefit to both cotton and corn.
With rare exception our 312 correspondents
as a rule report good stands, with the plant
forming and blooming well. The condition
of the crop is not only more favorable than
last year, but is on an average fully two
weeks earlier. Most promising outlook for
The Prohibitionists of Ohio, held
their State Convention at Delaware and
nominated a state ticket. The convention
was composed of 591 delegates, of whom 151
had been Democrats and 1 an ex-rebel
soldier. The poll also showed among the
delegates 200 preachers, 40 physicians and
20 lawyers. Most of the others were farm
ers. The followingnominations were made
Morris Bharp, Washington Court House,
for governor M. Mills of Woodstock, for
lieutenant governor Thomas Evans, of
Delaware, auditor P.B. Brown, of Youngs
town, treasurer JohnT. Moore, of Jackson,
C. H. Hand and Gideon T. Stewart, of
Huron, for judges of the supreme court
George T. Crow, of Urbana, for attorney
general, and Aoraham Teabout, of Cleve
land, for member of the board of public
The mercantile agency of R. G. Dun
& Co., of New York city reports that for the
first half of 1887 the failures in the United
States are 4,912 in number against 5,156 for
the same period in the previous year, show
ing a decline of 244. While there is a
marked decrease in the number of failures
the liabilities show a slight increase. For
the last half year the liabilities were $55,-
188,000 against $50,434,000 for the first half
of the year in 1886. The failures in Canada
during the first half of the year 1887 were
721 in number against 699 during the same
period of 1885. The amount of liabilities for
the first half of 1887 is $10,693,015 against
$5,501,697 for the corresponding period of
A mass meeting of 500 men was held
at Moorhead, Rowan County, Kentucky,
June 30, and steps taken to secure a lasting
eac from the outrages of the Tolliver
of desperadoes, whose leader was
killed a few days ago. There was an air of
determination as exhibited by the follow
ing declaration siemed by all of the five
hundred: We agree to act as posse comi
tatus whenever summoned by the sheriff to
execute the process of any court, and when
warrants of arrest are placed in our hands
we agree to bring the parties accused to the
bar of the courts, alive if possible, dead if
The Utah constitutional convention,
composed of seventy-five delegates, met at
Salt Lake City, June 30. Hon. John T.
Caine, delegate to Congress, was chosen
president. He said the convention was
authorized by the people they who have the
constitutional right to assemble and petition
for statehood. Previous obstacles to the ad
mission of Utah must be faced frankly ai.d
with a view to meet the charge that Utah is
not in harmony with the rest of the nation.
Interest in the general issue is intense.
Hon. Duncan F. Kenner, a promin
ent and representative citizen, president of
the Louisiana Jockey Club, president of the
Sugar Planters' Association and identified
with many leading enterprises in that city
and state, died suddenly at his residence in
New Orleans, July 3 aged 74 years Mr.
Kenner was formerly a member of congress
and confederate commissioner to France
and also one of the tariff commission ap
pointed by President Arthur.
July 1, the boiler of an engine driv
ing a threshing machine on the farm of
John Bark, near Mascoutah, 111., exploded.
John Plob, the engineer, was blown seventy
five feet into the air and instantly killed.
One of his legs was found 500 feet from the
engine. His brother William had both legs
broken. Herman Lenkemeyer had an arm
blown off. Ed Schutler had a leg broken.
The thresher and two wagons were burned
and two horses killed.
More than two thousand persons as
sembled at the docks at five a. m., at Cleve
land, Ohio, July 1, to witness the arrival on
the Detroit boat of the three men arrested
at Alpina, Mich., as the murderers of Lieut,
Hulligan. A very large force of officers
prevented any demonstration save that of
curiosity, and the men were taken to the
county jail. Morgan, the man that killed
Hulligan was one of the trio.
The Chicago Railway Age of July 1,
prints a report showing that between Jan.
1 and June 80 there were laid in the United
States 3,754 miles of new main line track.
From present indications the Age believes
that the total for 1887 may surpass that of
previous year in the history of the country.
At Freeport, HI, July 1, the thirteenth
annual saengerfest of the Northwestern
Sangerbund was brought to a successful
close with a summer-night festival and a
display of fire-works. Minneapolis was
chosen for holding the fest two years from
The local executive committee of the
Grand Army of the Tennessee, whose re
union is to be held at Detroit, Mich., Sept.
14 and 15, have completed the arrange
ments. Mrs. Gen. Logan and Generals
Sherman and Sheridan promise to be pres
A nitro-glycerine factory at Findlay,
Ohio, was exploded on the 29th, by a per.
son unfriendly to the proprietor. No one
was hurt, which was a fortunate outcome
of the malicious act.
J. M. Thompson, one of the mem
bers of the Whig staff and a prominent
citizen of Kingston, had his head blown off
by a huge rocket while attending a fire
works display at the celebration of the
Elizabeth town, K.y was one fourth
destroyed by fire on the 29th, whichOrigin
ated from a lamp explosion in a drug store.
Thelosswas $100,000, insurance pretty light.
It is reported from Bradley county
Arkansas, thatHenry Hamilton a wealthy
planter and stockman, was lynched. Hamil
ton and a man named Deberrey recently
murdered two brothers named Harris.
Efforts were then made to lynch the mur
derers, but they escaped. Later Hamilton
was recapturaTand released on bail. The
report now is that the mob took vengeance
on him Friday night.
Burglars entered a Chicago boarding I
house and chloroformed and robbed twenty
At Amboy, Ohio, 200 persons were
poisoned by eating ice cream, Saturday
United St&*3 District Atlorney Bur
nett requested Commissioner Hooper to in
crease the bonds of B. L. Harper, J$$e vice ieveral cbi
president of the Fidelity National bank, to
$200,000. And that of Benjamin E. Hopkins,
late assistant cashier, to $100,000, and it was
done. This action confirms the fact that
the policy of the government is to deal with
the strictest severity with all who are culp
able in the Fidelity bank catastrophe. The
district attorney also filed proceedings
brought by the comptroller of the cnrrency
to forfeit the charter of the Fidelity Na
tional bank and wind up the affairs of the
Cyrus W. Field .undertook to mani
pulate a corner in Manhattan Elevated
Railroad Stock, but his -'corner," met the
fate of the wheat corner, the coffee corner
and allcomers of Wallstreet or any otherof
history. He was saved from ruin by the
friendly offices of Jay Gould who took
$10,000,000 off his hands, being 50,000 shares
of stock at about $1.25. When Field got in
to his "hole" he had run Manhattan up to
$1.76. Field now retires from financial
leadership, and is said to have saved some
thing over $2,000,000, which he will try to
take care of.
At New York City on the 5th four
suicides transpired: Rudolph T. Craglet
took a dose of Paris green and died. His
wife was unfaithful to him, so he ended his
existence. "Christina Kreig. forty years old,
committed suicide by shootingherself at her
home, 109 Greenwich street. Her husband,
Charles Kreig, who keeps a saloon at the
same number, awoke to find his wife dead
by his side, she having shot herself in the
left breast. Her husband treated her badly.
Herman Steineneck, a German aged forty
five years, unmarried, committed suicide by
drowning in the Branch river. The cause
is not known. John Ganish, an engineer on
the Erie road, shot himself near Port arvis.
His wife having gone insane he became de
Simultaneously fire broke out iii a
hotel and planing mill at Clarendon, Pa.,
on the night of the 5th, and as a result the
village was burned and eleven hundred
people rendered homeless. A drunken hack
driver was burned up in the hotel. It is be
lieved the fire was set out of revenge for the
refusal to grant liquorlicenses in that (War
ren) county. The landlord of the hotel has
been arrested on suspicion of being engaged
in the conspiracy to burn the town. The
loss amounts to $350,000, and very little in
surance was carried by the villagers.
A strike is threatened at the Fort
Wayne railroad shops in Allegheny City,
Pa., which is likely to throw out of employ
ment between 400 and 500 men. The trouble
is caused by a new style of box car, on
which there is almost twice as much work
as on the ordinary cars. The men refuse to
work on them unless their wages are ad
vanced, and sixteen carpenters quit work.
Sympathy for the strikers is very strong in
the other departments, and unless there is a
settlement a general strike is probable.
A report is current at New York that
Cyrus W. Field, in addition to his holding
of 70,000 shares of Manhattan elevated stock,
has also disposed of his interest in Western
Union to Jay Gould. D. H. Bates, president
and general manager of the Baltimore &
Ohio Telegraph company, declares there is
no truth in the rumors that the Baltimore
& Ohio lines have been sold to the Western
At New York July 3, Thos. Reilly and
MikeMcGarran, livinginthe same house, had
a quarrel and Reilly got the worst of it. At
midnight, Reilly, who was drunk entered
the room where Mrs. McGarran was in bed
with a babe and hurled a lighted lamp at
her, which exploded and set the bed clothes
on fire and the baby was burned to death.
The Burnside equestrian statue was
unveiled at Providence, R. I., July 4, and
veterans of Pennsylvania Union regiments
and of Virginia confederate soldiery met in
fraternal celebration upon the Gettysburg
battle field, and reviewed the scene of con
flict July 2, 3 and 4, twenty-four years ago.
It is rumored that James A. Rich
mond, Jacob Sharp's right hand man, will
not return to New York for trial. Rich
mond went to Hot Springs some tame ago
but now cannot be found either there or in
any part of the West. Richmond's counsel,
however, deny that he has fled.
The large toy store of P. J. Keary
& Bro., took fire Saturday evening and the
fire works it contained exploded producing
destructive havoc. Two clerks were unable
to get out and were burned in the building.
Loss $140,000 insurance nominal.
New Hampshire and "Vermont were
considerably shaken up by earthquake
vibrations June 80, but no fissures were
created and no damage done beyond stop
ping clocks and breaking crockery. The
vibrations continued for SO seconds.
The Secretary of the Navy has in
vited proposals for three heavy, six inch,
breechloading, rifted cannon, capable of dis
charging projectiles weighing 100 pounds,
each with a muzzle velocity of not less than
2,000 feet per second.
At Tonawonda, Pa., July 2, Body
Moe an auctioneer, was shot through the
heart by R. R. Lyons, who instantly com
mitted suicide. Both were slightly intox
icated and had a difference about money.
The wholesale stores of Ball & Co.,
clothing, Vanderhoof & Co., straw goods
on Broadway New York city were burned
Saturday mght. Loss $175,000.
July 2 and 3 were very hot days in
the east. On the 22nd there were thirty
cases of sun stroke in Now York and vicin
ity, six of which proved fatal. There were
five fatal cases at Pittsburg, Pa., July 8.
Luke P. Poland, an Ex-State Judge
and Ex-Congressman, died at Waterville,
Vermont, July 2, aged 72 years.
Mrs. Hamilton Fish, wife of President
Grant's Secretary of State died at New
York, June 30.
During the fiscal year just ended the
principal of the bonded debt of the United
States decreased$127,911,030 and the amount
of the accrued but unpaid interest on such
debt decreased $508,911, the decrease in cer
tificates of deposit amounted to $9,480,000
and in demand notes and fractional curren
cy to $7,438. During the same period there
was an increase of $69,182,854 gold and
silver certificates, and an increase of $40,-
949-,854 on the cash in the treasury showing
a net decrease in the public debt during the
year of $109,707,646.
The 149th call for $19,716,000 3 per
cent bonds matured on the 1st inst. Since
then $15,512,600 of the bonds have been re
deemed by the treasury department, leav
ing $4,204,900 of that call still outstanding.
Of the bonds redeemed $4,700,000 has been
deposited with the United States treasurer
to secure national bank circulation. The 3
per cent, loan amounted to $302,259,000, all
of which has been called. The amount re
deemed to date is $294,019,950, so that there
is still outstanding $8,239,050. ,'_
Controller Trenholm has returned to
Washington from Cincinnati and Chicago,
reassured as to the financial situation. He
says: The banks in both of those cities are
sound and prosperous, and there is no rea
son to feel apprehensive. On the contrary,
the break in the wheat deal and theflurrvin
Wall street have been in one sense at least
beneficial, as they have tended to strengthen
the financial situation and to break down
only those institutions which have not been
conducted in a sound andconservative man
Seventy-four million dollars were
paid in pensions during the fiscal year
which ended June 30. The number of
claims allowed during the year was 112,340
more than in any year since the war, ex
cepting 1866. During the last fiscal year
186,800 claims for pensionwere received, and
u?^? J*?, avowed. There were 55,194
year 2,3|,381 letters' were received and
1,792,062 sent in reply.
Chief Engineer Heary Lee Snyder,
of the navy,8uperintendent of the state, war
and navy department, died suddenly rt
Washington, D. June 30, of hem
morrhage of the lungs. He was about fifty
years of age, and leaves a widow and
n. .Mr. Snyder entered the
naval service in1858, and was a native of
New Jersey, fast Assistant Engineer John
A. Tobin wffl temporarily discharge the
duties of superintendent of the department
The accounts of Dr. Levi Bacon, de
ceased, for manyyears financial clerk of the
patent office, Washington, D. C, show a
shortage of $85,000. It is supposed he
loaned the money to friends, and a good
deal of it as far back as the campaign of
1880, and the sums were never returned to
him. It is not thought lie applied any por
tion of the deficit to his own personal use.
It is stated at the White House that
the President has decided to attend the
centennial celebration at Clinton, N. Y.,
July 13th, but beyond that he has not yet
completed arrangements for the summer.
He drives out to his summer residence at
Oakville every evening as usual and returns
to the White House in the morning.
Secretary Fairchild has appointed
Edgar Richards, of New York, to be a mi
croscopistin the internal revenue bureau,
under the provisions of the oleomargarine
laws, vice Mr. Wallis resigned. Mr. Rich
ards has been employed in the department
of agriculture for about five years.
The Secretary of War has appointed
James Madison Barrett clerk to Gen. Sher
man under the authority conferred by the
last congress. Mr. Barrett has been em
ployed by Gen. Sherman athis own expense
as a private secretary for some time.
A man named Krebs, was captured
at Washington Sunday threatning to shoot
President Cleveland claiming he owed him
six million dollars. Krebs turned out to bd
a lunatic escaped from an niinpis asylum,
and he has been sent back therev
The President has appointed Thomas
A. Carter, of Ozark, Ark., to be appraiser
of the right of way of the Kansas &
Arkansas Valley railroad through Indian
The decrease of the public debt for
the month of June isabout$16,450,000, which
makes the total reduction for the fiscal year
ended June 80 about $109,300,000.
The testimony in the contest election
case of Thoebe vs Carlisle is in the hands of
the clerk of the House of Representatives.
It is estimated at the Treasury de
partment that the reduction of the debt for
June is about $1C,000,0D0.
The commission of the land office
reports several private land claims in New
Mexico for cancellation.
The twenty-ninth annual convention
of the Minnesota State Sunday School asso
ciation closed June 30. The following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing year:
President L. A. Gilbert, St. Paul vice presi
dent, M. L. Webb, Zumbrota: secretary, S.
Sherin, St. Paul treasurer, J. E. Bell, Min
neapolis. Central CommitteeR. D. Rus
sell, W. M. U. Tenny, J. D. Blake, George
Bradbury, Hennepin county D. S. Taylor,
Thomas Cochran, C. A. Woodward, J. H.
Randall, Ramsey Harlan W. P. Page, Rice
Rev. Cummings, Stearns C. P. Gibson,
Dodge F. V. Decoster, Meeker R. AMott,
Rice George P. Bidwell, Lyon A. W.
Bradley, St. Louis.
Quite copious rains were reported
throughout Minnesota and Dakota, June 30.
Bx-Gov. Gilbert A. Pierce returned to Bis
marck June 30,from a two weeks'tripthrough
out North and South Dakota, says crop
prospects were never better,and that reports
to the contrary are sent out for a purpose.
He admits that for a limited area im
mediately adjoining Bismarck, Jamestown
and Pierre the crops are looking poorly, but
these poor sections he says do not equal one
township in extent. At Pierre the damage
was caused by hot winds. In all other sec
tions of the territory he declares that all
conditions for a big crop are favorable.
Lanesboro, Minn., special, June 1
For the first time in the history of South
eastern Minnesota an almost total failure of
crops is likely to be experienced. The fields
are alive with chinch bugs, and together
with drouth they have made an almost
clean sweep of wheat and barley and are
now attacking corn and oats. Farmers are
cutting their wheat and barlev for feed.
The hay crop is a failure owing io the pro
longed hot and dry weather. Some far
mers are surrounding their corn fields with
tarred boards to prevent the migration of
chinch bugs thither.
John JorgensonMedbest, of St. Peter,
Minn., was riding on the Chicago & North
western excursion train to the celebration
at Gary, Dak. "When the train reached
Goodwin it was discovered that a man was
missing. The section men went back and
found the lifeless remains of Medbest a few
miles east of Watertown. The left arm was
severed from the body and the head fear
fully mashed. The body was brought to
Watertown and placed in the hands of Dr.
Groesbeck, coroner. His death is supposed
to have been accidental,
At Glencoe, Minn., L. W. Jameison,
was sentenced to two years at Stillwater
for the abduction of EmmaErbach. Miss
Erbach, under 16 years of age was taken, or
induced to leave her home in Glencoe,
Jameison, and taken to bis mother's home
in St. Paul, last September. While ther/,
last April, she gave birth to a child, dving
at child-birth. Jameison was arrested'and
held under the charge of abduction, and re
ceived sentence as above stated.
The most extensiye fire that has oc
curred in Beloit took place July 5, in Blodg
ett & Nelson's planing mill. Thefirecaught
in the third story in the belting, and before
it could be brought under control the whole
story, with the roof, was consumed. A large
amount of flour was destroyed, and the ma
chinery was much injured. It is impossible
to estimate the loss. It probably will be be
tween $6,000 and $10,000, some of which is
covered by insurance.
The respective directories of the cities
of St. Paul and Minneapolis for J887-8, are
issued, that of St. Paul containing 63,231
names, an increase of 12,873 names for the
year, and using the multiplier 2'4 shows a
population of 155,577. The directory of
Minneapolis gives that city 59,281 names.
Using the multiple of 2}, the same as in St.
Paul, the population ofc Minneapolis would
be 149,202, or 6,376 legs than that of St. Paul.
A "dispatch from Cllatfield, Minn.,
says: The farmers are looking blue in this
section of the country. There is no rain,
and the chinch bugs are destroying the
crop. The spring wheat and barley crop
will be a failure, and in some instances the
bugs are working in the corn and oats. If
we do not have rain within a week the crops
will be a complete failure here.
It is reported from Beloit, Wis., that
unless rain comes soon farming will be a
total failure this year. Haying is nearly
over and is no crop at all. Very little ram
has fallen since April. Railway trains set
fires on, the dry fields they pass through
daily, and Beloit itself has narrowly es
caped serious fire from that cause.
An attempt to murder Tom Moore,
one of the proprietors of the White Elephant
saloon, at Minneapolis, was made on the
6th, by Clifford Hamilton, a colored waiter.
Hamilton charged Moore with insulting his
wife. Hefiredthree shots at Moore, one of
which entered just above the stomach. It
is thought Moore will die. Hamilton fled.
The Fourth of July brings no record
of dire calamities, and for once the day we
celebrate, passed without a tale to mar its
interest or happiness. There were an un
usual number of celebrations throughout
Dakota, at which oratory and good cheer
presided and the people enjoyed a holiday
of unusual satisfaction and credit^
During the month of June, at Min
neapolis there were reported 185 marriages
223 births and 228'deaths, 01 the deaths 150
Were of little children, 43 being from
cholera infantum. There were 27 deaths of
persons above the age of 55 years. July 3
fifteen burial permits were issued for chil
AtDuluth, Minn./" on the 4th, a
family, consisting of Mrs. Maria Tranah,,
her four children and a visitor, Mrs. Rabb,
were poisoned .by eating home-made ice
cream, supposed to be perfectly pure.
Physicians were summoned and the party,
with the exception of Mrs. Tranah, au
pronounced out of danger.
John Leoffenholtz is a farmer living
a few miles west of East Dubuque, Iowa.
His son, aged six years, was celebrating the
Fourth by firing a pistol which failed to
work. His father tried to repair it when it
went off-and sent a ball through his son's
skull, resulting in death in half an hour.
1 on Ignatius Donnelly, of Nininger,
has consented to deliver an address at the
Red Wing, Minn., industrial fair on the
topic: '-Howto Make a Great State." Hon.
John Lind, of New Ulm, congressman from
the Second district, has also consented to be
present and deliver an address.
WThe Mayor of Winona, Minn., issued
a proclamation prohibiting the discharge of
any gun, cannon, torpedo, fire cracker or
any other combustible material within the
city limits on the Fourth, on account of the
extreme dryness of the weather and the
danger of fire.
During June the circulation of stan
dard silver dollars increased $84,687 and the
gold holdings of the treasury increased
$27,896. The increase of silver circulation
during the year was $1,336,000 and the in
crease in the gold holdings during the same
time was $27,945,000.
Lieut Wilcox, tried at Fort Snelling
for duplicating his paj accounts was found
guilty by the Court Martial who fixed the
penalty at two years confiment in the
Minnesota penitentiary and thisfindinghas
been approved at Washington.
"Crop reports from 100 stations in
Iowa show that the chintz bugs everywhere
are destroying the wheat and the crops will
be a failure. Oats and rye will make a two
thirds crop. Corn is immense.
At Fargo, Dak., June 29, the jury in
the Schrader gambling case came in after
eight hours' deliberation, with a verdict of
guilty. This is the first conviction for gam
bling in Cass county.
The Badger soap works at Janesville,
Wis., owned by J. H. Kiel, was entirely de
stroyed by fire on the morning of June 30,
together with the contents. Loss, $9,500:
A married daughter of President
Vanfilyke of the 1st, National Bank of
Madison, Wis., died suddenly at Phila
delphia, Pa., on the 17th, aged 27 years.
The Revere house at Oshkosh, Wis.,
was raided by thieves, onthe night of June
29,whb got a plethoric haul of money watches
and jewelry from guests and boarders.
The Drover's hotel and the ware
house of W. V. Jones, burned June 29. At
Billings, Mont. Occupants of the hotel bare
ly escaped with their lives.
At Rock Rapids, Iowa, June 30, six
business houses were burned. Loss on
buildings, $6,500 insurance,
loss on stock unknown.
Gov. Rusk of Wisconsin has issued
an appeal for aid for the sufferers by the
The Dakota sailors' and soldiers' i
union will be at Woonsocket Aug. 30, 31 and
TELE OLD WORLD.
Twenty-one Nihilists convicted at St.
Petersburg, Russia, were June 30, sentenced
to Siberian exile and life imprisonment.
A dispatch from Moscow states that
M. Ealkoff, the famous Russian editor and
statesman, is dead. M.Kalkoff has exercised
a most potent influence upon the Russian
attitude. Of late, however, other advisers,
less in favor of an aggressive forign policy,
have seemed to gain the confidence of the
The Fourth of July was celebrated
with more than usual fidelity by Americans
residing in the leading European cities.
Minister Phelps's reception was largely at
tended by Americans in London, and wasDepartment
the most successful affair of its kind on
record. Ex-Minister James Russell Lowell,
James G. Blaine and family, Sir Hugh
Childers, Mrs. James Brown Potter. Minnie
Hauk, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Gen. Pal
frey, of Boston, were among the notables
The Queen laid the foundation stone
of the Imperial Institute July 4. She
accompanied by the Prince and Princess
Wales, the Duke ot Teck, the Duke of Hesse,
the Prince of Battenburg, and the Duke and
Duchess of Connaught, and many other
notable persons attended the ceremonies.
The streets and houses weregaily decorated.
Twenty thousand persons were present.
Much enthusiasm was manifested. The
Queen replied to the address of thanks in a
firm and audible tone.
It turns out that Gen. Boulan^er's
appointment to command of the thirteenth
French Army Corps, was an edict of ban
ishment for the express purpose of getting
Boulanger away from Paris during the na
tional fetes and review in July when he
might by bispresence tempt the people into
a demonstration in his favor and against
Germany. The police have confiscated the
entire issue of a picture representing Bou
langer as the "Saviour of France" prepared
for distribution during the fetes.
London Cable, July 3: Mr. Blaine
will leave London July 7, to go to Edinburg.
He will be the guest there of Andrew
Carnegie. He leaves London at this date BO
at to participate in the ceremonies in honor
of Mr- Carnegie by the city of Edinburg.
He finds life in Londonvery agreeable. The
attention paid him by every one is more
than has ever been paid to anv American
citizen by the English people with the single
exception of Gen. Grant. Blaine has not
received the same official attention as did
Gen. Grant, but the private hospitalities of
the most distinguished peeple of London
have been showered upon him in away that
is surprising when it is considered that he
is generally regarded by the English people
as a great enemy to England and one of the
most firm supporters of the cause of Irish
independence. The American legation here
has also paid Blaine great civility, and has
procured foxixm invitations to important
Official gatherings. The minister has gone
out of his way to show courtesy to him. At
the Legation it is said that diplomatic ser
vice knows no politics, and attentions paid
to Blaine are due him from his prominence
and position at home.
A memorable reunion took place at
Gettysburg July 2, 3 and 4, in which the fa
mous Philadelphia Brigade of the Union
army and the veterans of the famous Pick
ett's division of Longstreet's corps of the
Army of Northern Virginiawere the partici*
pants. Even when, twenty-four years be
fore the quaint old Pennsylvania town saw
two armies massed in hostile array its peo
pie were no more thrilled than upen this
occasion when the survivors upon either
side of that fierce strife met together in
peaceful harmony, and vied with each other
in expressions of devotion to their common
country. Among the many present was
Mrs. Pickett, wife of the General whose for
ces bore so conspicuous a part in the con
flict of arms between the Blue and Gray
upon the renowned battlefield of Gettys
burg. The Philadelphia Brigade arrived
first and welcomed as their guests the Pick
ett veterans, and again the Union cheers
and Rebel Yell resounded through the his
toric town in token of the celebration of
peace and fraternity.
A camp-fire was held on the evening
of the 2nd, at the court house Mrs. Pickett
being given a p'ace of distinction upon the
platform, amid tremendous cheers which
shook the building as she and her son were
introduced to the audience. She was visi
bly effected by the reception accorded her.
Col. Chas. H. Bane of the Philadelphia
Brigade Association, addressed himself par
ticularly to the members of Pickett's Di
vision of the Army of Northern Virginia
present, saying that old issues were all now
dead, and welcoming the yJutorg with
soldierly greeting and extending to them a
cordial invitation to be the guests of the
Philadelphia Brigade, which had met them
in hostile array in the old days. "May our
stay here," said he, "be one of pleasure to
each of us, and of fraternal greeting that
shall guide us to higher resolves fcr per
petuating the Union and the Constitution."
On behalf of Pickett's Veterans, Capt. C.
P. Reeve, of Richmond, responded, tender
ing the sincere thanks of himself and com
rades for the cordial and hearty welcome.
Colonel A. K. McClure, of Philadelphia,
then extended a welcome from the citizens
of Philadelphia particularly, and from the
State of Pennsvlvania generally, to the Vir
ginians. Col. Wm. R. Aylett, who succeed
ed General Armstead and was commander
of the brigade upon the death of Armstead,
responded on behalf of the State of Vir
ginia, to Pennsylvania's welcome.
Speeches were also made by Gen. W. F.
(Baldy) Smith, Gen. Joshua Tower, Gen.
Isaac Westar, Col. John T. Taggart and
others for the "Blue," and by Col. Charles
T. Loehr, Secretary of Pickett'sDivision As
sociation, Col. J. F. Crocker, Col. Robert M.
Stribling, Dr. J. A. Marshall, Col. Tinoleum
Smith, Col. Kirk Otey and others on behalf
of the "Grays." John W. Frazier, secretary
of the committee on arrangements, stated
that letters of regret had been received from
the President and cabinet, from Senator
'Sherman, Gov. Fitzhugh Lee, Hon. Geo. W.
Childs, George William Curtis, Charles A.
Dana and others.
PBESTDENT CLEVELAND'S LETTER.
was read. It was as follows:
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D. C,
June 24,1887.I have received your invita
tion to attend, as guest of the Philadelphia
Brigade, a reunion of ex-Confederate
soldiers of Pickett's Division who survived
their terrible charge at Gettysburg and
those of the Union army stillliving by whom
it was heroically resisted. A fraternal
meeting of the soldiers upon the battlefield,
where twenty-four years ago in deadly fray
they fiercely sought each others lives, where
they saw their comrades fall, and where all
thoughts were of vengeance and destruc
tion, illustrates the general impulse of brave
men, and theirhonest desire for peao and
reconciliation. The friendly assault there
to be made resistless because inspired by
American chivalry, and its results will be
glorious because conquered hearts will be
the trophies of its success. Hereafter this
battlefield will be consecrated by a victory
which shall presage the end of the bitter
ness of strife, the exposure of inslnceritv
which conceals hatred by professions of
kindness the condemnation of frenzied ap
peals to passion for unworthy purposes and
the beating down of all that stands in the
way of the destiny of our united country.
While those who fought and who have so
much to forgive lead in the pleasant ways
of peace, how wicked appears the traffic in
sectional hatred and betrayal of patriotic
sentiment! It surely cannotb3 wrong to
desire the settled quiet which lights for the
entire country the path to prosperity and
greatness nor need the lessons of the war
be forgotten and its results jeopardized in
the wish for that genuine fraternity which
inspires national pride and glory. I should
be very glad to accept your invitation and
be with you at this interesting reunion, but
other arrangements already made and my
official duties here will prevent my doing so.
Hoping the occasion will be as successful
and useful as its promoters can desire, I am,
yours very truly,
The utmost enthusiasm prevailed during
the whole proceedings and after reading the
President's letter was finished three cheers
were given for the President of the United
States. The festivities lasted till a late hour
and then the first camp fire ever held be
tween the Blue and Gray was over.
On the 3rd, thousands upon thousands of
visitors poured into Gettsburg upon excur
sion trains, and the day was passed in sight
seeing, and during the afternoon a meeting
was held and numerous addresses made on
the battle ground of July 3, 1863, in the
course of which the various monuments
were duly dedicated with most interesting
addresses and reminiscenses.
NEWS AND NOTES.
George Gould has bought the title of
"Prince of St. Louis" from the Italian
The Rev. Dr. Dix, rector of Trinity
Church, New York, receives a salary of
$30,000 a year, while his two assistants
are satisfied with a modest $5,000 a
Solicitor McCue of the Treasury
is said to have made $150,-
000 in real-estate speculations during
the two years he has been a resident of
Sam Jones has invented a new and
captivating title for the reporter who
dosen't report his sermons exactly to
suit the esthetic preacher. He calls
a "pestiferous skunk."
Susan E. Dickinson writes to the
Phhiladelphia Times to say that while
Miss Anna Dickinson is slowly conva
lescing, she is as yet unable to lift her
head from the pillow or see any one
but her attendants.
Vice-President Wheeler in his will
gave $25,000 to home missions, $5,000
to foreign missions, $500 to his house
keeper, Betsey Chambers, and a few
bequests to friends. The will is likely
to be contested.
Abdurrahman,Ameer of Afghanistan,
has but one wife, called "BabiMalika,"
or the Queen. He has 101 concubines,
one of whom is the mother of Prince
Habibullah, who is heir apparent, as
the Queen has no children.
Henry S. Ives is now by many con
sidered the coming financier of New
York, He has just purchased a
pleasure yacht, for which he gave the
neat little sum of $87,000 out of his
profits of the last four weeks.
Johann Most, the great all-around-
and-under-the-bed Anarchist, had his
name proposed Monday night for mem
bership in the Socialistic Workingmen's
party in New York. After a lively dis
cussion Mr. Most was blackballed.
Tom Corwin of Ohio once said that
all the monuments of the world were
built to solemn asses, He was a big,
brainy lawyer, and would have adorned
the Supreme Court bench of the United
States, but he made men laugh and
Thomas Ball has just completed at
Florence the clay model of a large statue
of P. T. Barnum, which is to be erected
in Bridgeport after the old Showman's
death. The statue will, very appropria
tely be cast in bronze at the royal
foundry in Munich.
The Rev. Hugh O. Pentecost, the
anarchistic preacher who is creating a
sensation in the East, was formerly a
printer in Indianapolis, afterwards an
actor, and finally entered the ministry.
His wife was Miss Ida Gatling, daught
er of the inventor of the Gatling gun.
Of Senator Evarts' five daughters
only one remains unmarried. His twin
"sons, one of whom was married a few
daysago,are graduates of Yale and were
very popular while at college. One of
them was valedictorian of his class,
while his brother stood very near the
The wife of Henry George* is a
plump and pretty little woman, accus
tomed to taking her hushand's vagaries
as a matter of course. She is describ
ed as a matter-of-fact little body, lov
ing her four children devotedly and be
ing anxious to have them well off, if
Sir John Macdonald, Premier of
Canada, is exceedingly annoyed at the
statement which has been frequently
printed in newspapers that he began
life as a bootblack, He, gays that while
his people were not rich, his youth had
the surroundings of a refined home,
and that his family is of ancient Scotch
Miss Lucy M. Salmon has been ap
pointed to the Associate Professorship
of History at Vassar College. She is
the author of "Appointing Power of
the President," is a graduate of Michi
gan University, studied history there
after her graduation, has had charge of
the work in history at Terre Haute, and
has held the Fellowship in History at
Bryn Mawr College.
Mr. Ruskin desires to contradict the
"partly idle, partly malicious" rumors
which have lately got abroad concern
ing his health. "Whenever," he says,
"I write a word that my friends don't
like they say I am crazy and never con
sider what a cruel and wicked form of
libel they thus provoke against the
work of an old age in all its convic
tions antagonistic to the changes of the
times and in all its comfort oppressed
Helen Dauvray's offer of a silver cup
to the champion base ball nine has not
only pleased the base ball boys, but
makes the silver people to smile with
exceeding joy. They say she has set a
fashion for the other actresses to fol
low, and are rubbing their hands with
glee over the prospect of regular orders
from the actors who believe in that
kind of advertising. In spite of all ex
perience the unhatched chickens must
still be counted.
Gen. Albert Pike, poet, soldier, and
Grand Commander of the Southern
jurisdiction of Free-masons, lives at the
age of 71, in retirement at Washington
D. C. He is tall, robust, and hand
some. He spends his time in his li
brary translating the Sanskirt books of
Veda. Gen. Pike has translated
seventeen volumes of 1,000 pages each.
None of them have yet been printed.
The Genei-al is an accomplished linguist,
and as well acquainted with modern
languages as with ancient.
T. Aki, the Chinese opium dealer who
bribed King Kalakaua, seems to be
something of a humorist. His letter to
the King ran as follows: "O Lord of
Heaven! Here is a small offering, a
small pig for breakfast, and it would
be a good thing if ray royal master
would be pleased to accept this. And
here is something small, which will
be laid before 3 011. A few ten-cent
pieces, $30,000 as your servant has
remembered and sent it. So may you
be gracious and kind to me." etc. Aki
has a delicate way of "explaining."
Matthias Splitlog has been swindled
out of $140,00 in a real-estate transac
tion at Wyandotte, Kas. Mr. Splitlog
is a Wyandotte Indian and worth $1
000,000. He can neither read nor
write, and is generally very shrewd at
a bargain, but the real-estate agents
were too mueh for his untutored mind.
George Francis Train's principal oc
cupation at this time is said, to be living
in the Madison Square Park and mak
ing friends with the children and the
birds. Every year, the speech which
he made a quarter of a century ago and
in which he predicted that Omaha
would become a great and prosperous
city, is reproduced by all the Omaha
Queen Victoria was presented with
$375,000 as the jubilee offering of the
women of England, and some $25,000
as a jubilee gift of the women of Ireland.
Her Majesty was urged to apply the
entire sum to the erection of some use
ful and popular public institution
school, hospital, or something of that
character. It is intended by her that
most of the money shall be spent in the
erection at Windsor of a statue to the
Prince Consort, similar to that erected
at Glasgow some years ago. Any sur
plus that remains, will not be devoted
to the private use of the Queen, but to
charitable purposes. The statue will
have to be completed and paid for,
however, before any charitable object
can be served.
are made pallid and unattractive by unc
tional irregularities,which Dr. Pierce's "Fav
orite Prescription" will infallibly cure.
Thousands of testimonials. By druggists.
Norman B.Ream, who describes him
self as "a Chicago farmer," is credited
with having made so much money in
the recent smash-up in wheat that he
is expected back in Wall Street, and it
is thought quite probable that he will
buy back again the seat in the Stock
Exchange that he sold some time ago.
He sold for $27,000: he can reinvest
for $24,000.New York Times,
It is said explorer Stanley use3 snuff
while trayeling in very hot regions
St. Paul, July 5.
Wheat, No Hard $ 73 72}
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 70 71^
Wheat, No. 2Northern.... 68 69
Corn, No. 2 33 (g [-3}
Oats, No. 2 mixed 27 28
Oats, No. 2 white 29 29}
BarleyNo. 2 0 00 0 00
Rye No. 2 45
Flaxseed 100 1 05
Baled Hay, upland 5 00 (g 8 00
Baled Hay, timothy 9 00 @1 00
Flour, patent $4 25 4 40
Flour straights 4 15 (g 4 30
Flour, bakers .....3 40 60
Butter, creamery 15 (a 17
Butter, dairy 11 14
Cheese 12 13
Eggs, fresh 11 12
Potatoes new, 1.00 1.00
Dressed Beef, eteers 3)j4 5
Hams 9 11
Veal 5 6
Steers $2 25 3 22
Hogs 3 83 4 85
Sheep 3 03 (4 60
Minneapolis, July 5.
No.lHard $ 72 72%
No.l Northern 71 71%
No.2 Northern 69 (A 695?
Patent in sacks $4 30 4 10
Patent in barrels 4 25 @4
Patent at New England
points 95 5 50
Patent at N. Y. and Penn., 40
points 4 90 5 10
Bakers 3 40 3 5o
Chicago, July 6.
Wheat, cash 69^3 69%
Corn, cash 35 (a 30
Oats, cash 25 2bl4
Flaxseed .'112 1 13^
MESSPORK 14 00 15 W
Cattle. $4 10 4 50
Hogs 4 75 5 25
Sheep 3 00 3 70
/*MUwaukee, July 5.
No. 1 Hard, cash *7u@71
Duluth, July 6i
NO* 1, Hard, July W^71X @78J
1|!*#P ..111 mmm