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WlSTBHN APPEAL PVBUSHXHe COHPJLNT.
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
NOTJ3S O THE TIMES.
E SENATOR SIMON CAMERON sailed
for Europe on the 14th.
IT is reported that Robert P. Porter
is the coming editor of The Boston
RE V. W. E. MCLAREN, the dis.
tinguished Episcopal bishop of Chicago,
was in 1853 city editor of The Cleveland
THE death is reported at Philadelphia
of M. H. deMareil formerly editor of
Le Messager Franeo-Aniericain.
was 72 years old, a native of Paris.
R. CHARLES S. CooK,of Darth
month,has accepted the professorship of
physics in the Northwestern university,
Evanston 111., to which he was recently
AMONG present summer guests at the
Isles of Shoals are Professor Horsford
and family, of Harvard Mrs. Ole Bull
and daughter, and Prof. JohnK. Paine
MR S. GEORGE GOULD is admitted by
everybody but the members of her own
sex to be the prettiest woman that baths
in the Coney Island surf during the
PROFESSOR DANA, of Yale, is going to
the Sandwich Islands to rest himself
and investigate the volcanoes and the
changes they have caused in the islands
in recent years.
MART IN LUTHER'S unpublished
letters to Brewz. and five letters from
Melancthon to the Swabian reformer
Lfif^an have been found in an old
scnool desk at Helibron.
ELD ER FREDERICK WILLIAM EVANS,
of the Shaker community at Mt. Leb
anon, is visiting in England and was
recently entertained at dinner by the
Manchester Vegetarian socity.
QUEEN VICTORIA attended a garden
party at Hatfield House, the residence
of Lord Salisbury in Hertfordshire.
The Town of Hatfield was en fete in
honor of her Majesty's presence.
MR. EVELYN ASHLEY (Conserva-
tive will oppose Mr. Trevelyn, and lib
eral candidate, in the contest for the
seat in the British House of Commons
for the Bridgeton Division of Glasgow.
GERMAN residents in Paris were or
dered to stay in doors Wednesday, the
anniversary of the fall of Bastille, as it
was feared that violence might be offer
ed them should they appear on the
MISS CONSTANCE FENNIMORE WOOL
SON is spending the summer at Florence,
at the villa Brichieri.mentioned by Mrs.
Browning in Aurora Leigh. She thinks
that poet has not clone justice to the
splendid view commanded from the
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND, writes few
letters and dictates none. His public
papers he writes with Ms own hand.
uses a stub pen and a cork pen-holder,
and in reading or writing wears spec
tacles with a black steel frame.
shaves himself every morning.
THE REV. SAMUEL CARLISLE, who
died on Sunday at Ocean Grove, N. J.
was one of the veterans of the anti
slavery party. He was for thirty-eight
3 ears pastor of the Church of the Cov
enaters, at Newburg, N. Y., and was
a constant subscriber to The New York
Tribune for thirty-five years.
EDWIN BOOTH, in speaking of his
capabilities as a business man, said the
other day that Lawrence Barrett and
Henry Irving knew more about ac
counts in a week than he did in a year.
"I have frequently destroyed important
vouchers," he added," and in a certain
business transaction had with Boston
people and which occupied a good deal
of my time in the last week, I am un
able to ascertain whether I am $8,000
out or $600 in. I suppose it will all
THE late James Grant, the novelist,
was formerly very popular in Edin
burgh. Whenever his magnificent face
with its black mustache, almost a nov
elty in those days, was seen in Prince
street, the passers-by nudged each
other with awe and said, "There goes
"Black Dragon." Mrs. Grant in those
days was one of three sisters who were
all very "fine and large." They were
present at all the social functions in
the Scottish capital. I was a standing
joke that it was not safe to invite to any
one house more than two of these
ladies at one time, on account of their
weight. Mrs. Grant on festive
occasions was wont to appear
in gorgeous garments, and as
Mr. James Grant's "Yellow Frigate"
was then extremely popular with the
rising generation, the novelist and his
wife were generally alluded to as the
Black Dragon" and the, OTdlow
Frigate.'' _c ^i%&t
HISTOKY O THE WEEK. I
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A peculiar tragedy is reported from
West Richfield, a fanning township of Sum
mit Co., northern Ohio. Charles Reed, de
pressed by financial losses, and as is stated,
greatly excited from the excessive heat,
went into his barn Monday afternoon, and
lacing a halter strap around his neck
himself to a rafter above. His wife
happening to go into the barn for some pur
pose, discovered his dead body swinging
from a rafter, and flew to the house, pro
cared a knife and cut him down, immedi
ately falling in a fainting fit. She did not
recover therefrom till Tuesday morning,
when she was so exhausted by the shock and
faint together that she died a few hours
At Philadelphia, Pa., there were
three deaths on the 16th, from sunstroke
at St. Louis, Mo., 18 prostrations and three
deaths at New York city there many pros
trations, the elevated railroad cars were
dried to punk, and came near taking fire
spontaneously. The surface cars were
nearly as bad, and the drivers could not
stick to the time schedule on account of the
exhaustion of the horses. At Chicago there
were eight sunstroke deaths for the 24 hours
ending at midnight of the 16th, aud40 ad
ditional cases of prostration, a number of
which were expected to prove fatal. At
Cincinnati on Friday and Saturday there
were 38 prostrations and 11 deaths. Street
car horses fell in the streets from heat.
Saturday the 16th was another hot
day throughout the country, Atlanta, Ga.,
showing the highest temperature, 102, and
Denver, Col., the lowest, 58. Advices to the
associated press show the following extreme
temperature at the points named on the
16th. Nearly all of them report it the hot
test day of theyear and someof them the hot
test for many years. The following figures
show thenumber of degat the various points:
New York, 99 Washington, 98 Baltimore,
100 New Castle, Del., 100 Richmond, Va.,
104 Winchester, Va., 102 Philadelphia, 98
Wilmington, Del., 100 Staunton, Va., 100
Lockhaven, Pa., 100 Troy, N. Y., 95.
The excessive heat continued on the
18th, though the temperature throughout
the Northwest was greatly modified, and
rarely reached so high as 90 deg. At New
York the temperature was 90 deg. and at
midnight on the 19th, 74 deg. At Philadel
phia 98 deg, and 31 deaths from the heat re
ported Raleigh, N. C, 104 deg., Lynch
burg, Va., 106 St. Louis, Mo., 102, with 43
cases of prostration and 3 deaths Cincin
nati, Ohio, 102 deg to 104 deg, seventy-one
cases of prostration, 23 proving fatal.
Louisville, Ky., 100 deg, twelve cases of
sunstroke, 4 fatal.
On the 16th, Mayor Francis of St.
Louis appointed the committee to carry the
invitation to President Cleveland to visit
the city of St. Louis during the fall festivi
ties. On this committee were the presidents
of the various associations having in charge
the fall festivities and many prominent cit
izens representing the Union and Confeder
ate soldiers and business men. The colored
citizens are represented by one of their race.
The delegation will start July 23.
At Lexington, Miss., on the 13th R.
B. Chatham, Independent and Republican
candidate for the legislature, shot and
killed John S. Harkins, associate editor of
the Lexington Bulletin. Harkins' father is
one of the Democratic nominees for the leg
islature. Chatham and young Harkins had
been discussing politics and drinking beer
freely during the day up to the time the dis
About 100 persons were injured in
the St. Thomas, Ont., Grand TrunkMich.
Central R. R. collision, on the 15th, and 12
were killed. It is reported that the engineer
of the Grand Trunk train had been drinking,
but is claimed the main cause of the disas
ter was the failure of the air brakes to work.
Nine lives were lost at St. Thomas,
Out., on the 15th, by the collision of a Grand
Trunk excursion train with a passenger
freight train of the Michigan Central at the
crossing of the two roads. An oil car of the
freight tram was set on fire by the collision
and a number of cars burned.
At Detroit, Mich., on the 15th Ber
nard Michelfender, son of a wealthy brew
er, died from hydrophobia. He was bitten
by a pet dog five weeks ago. On Tuesday
the first symptoms of hydrophobia ap
peared, and atter suffering terribly he died
after one of his convulsions.
Mrs. John A. Logan has been ill at
Carbondale, 111., for several days, but on
the 17th, the crisis seemed to have passed
and her physician thinks she will get along
all right, bhe will probably be confined to
her bed for a week or two.
The ex-union negro soldiers at New
Orleans are clamoring for admission to the
Grand Army of the Republic. Having been
rufused by the local department, they will
appeal to the Grand encampment at St.
By a collision of two stock trains on
the Burlington & Missisouri R. R., near Lin
coln, Neb., thirteen loaded cars were
burned and damage done to the total
amount of $500,000.
The Burlington supply depot at Lin
coln, Nebraska, was burned Monday night.
The damage is placed at 160,000, with par
Fire broke out in the car works at
Terre Haute, Ind., on the 17th and des
troyed the whole establishment. The loss
will be about $150,000, insurance unknown.
The largest fire Port Huron, Mich,,
has had in years, was the burning of Cooley
& Campbell's planing mill on lumber yard
on the 13th. Loss $25,000, insurance $1,000.
Ba timore & Ohio Garrett will prob
ably gobble up the Cincinnati, Hamilton &
Dayton road, instead of selling his own
great line to a syndicate.
A syndicate has purchased the island
of Santa Catalina, off the California coast,
for $200,000, and willmake it a health resort.
Charles Grosse, a prominent citizen
of Cincinnati, hanged himself because he
feared he would become a pauper.
Cattle have declined 25 cents per
hundred pounds in Chicago within a week,
under excessive supplies.
The President and Mrs. Cleveland
spent Sunday quietly resting at the Parson
age at Forestport.
Congressman James F. Campbell will
seek the Democratic nomination for gov
ernor of Ohio.
President Cleveland will be invited
by the business men, irrespective of party
to visit Chicago.
David B. Mosely, founder and editor
of the Religious Herald, died at Hartford,
Jacob Sharp is growing weaker
IN THE KAST.
The first annual session of the grand
national division of the Sons of Temperance
was held at Boston, Mass., July 13th. The
annual report of Most Worthy Patriarch
Clapp shows an increase f membership of
3,581, making a total membership of 48,389.
The report says: "The present year
promises to be a notable one in regard to
the strengthening of the movement for the
submission of constitutional prohibitory
amendments to the people. The time has
come when the organization ought to de
nounce the dram drinker with the drunkard
maker. The greatest increase in the mem
bership has been in the grand division of
Pennsylvania, and the greatest decrease in
the grand division of Ontario."
The following is published at New
York: The announcement by cable that the
executors of the estate of the late Ex-Gov.
Samuel J. Tilden have probated his will in
England in order to assume jurisdiction
over his large English estate was a surprise
to all but a very few of the dead states-
man's friends. It was not generally known
that he had any English estate. The value
of his English property, according to the
London Iflustrated News, is 138,000. A
friend of Mr. Tilden in this city says that
most of the investments are in consols
bought at low prices, and that they now
are worth from $600,000*to $800,000.
At Portland, Maine, a young woman
was awakened by a noise in her room at
night, when a burglar put his hand over her
mouth, kissed her and said: "Keep still,
sis I won't hurt you. All I want is these
trinkets." She managed to arouse the
house when, with a polite "Good-night, sis,"
he sprang from the window, having in a
bundle every portable article of value in the
room and a sum of money. He left his hat
behind and it was hung on the rack in the
front hall to be given to the police as a clue.
The family then retired, and the burglar re
turned and stole the hat.
The 5-story Metropolitan storage
house, New York City, burned on the 16th,
and six fireman were seriously injured. The
big building was full from cellar to roof.
The furniture stored in the building was the
property of wealthy families mostly. Many
valuable oil paintings were burned. It is
thought that the individual losses will ag
gregate more than a million dollars. Each
individual storer as a rule insured for him
self and transfererd the policy to the store
house. The household goods and wardrobes
of many theatrical people were in the build
Resulting from spontaneaus combus
tion a large brewery plant at Philadelphia,
Pa., burned on the I5th, with theloss of$115,-
000. At Baltimore Md., the extensive Gam
brill roller mill and the Hominy and Caro
line mill, and 3 warehouses burned loss
260,000. AtEddville,N. Y., the Lawrence
cement works burned loss $140,000. At
Bath, Me., $100,000 damage was done by fire
in the N. E. Shipbuilding Co's yard. At
Montreal, Canada, $600,000 loss transpired
by the burning of a sugar refinery. Several
lives were lost.
President Cleveland, Mrs. Cleveland,
Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild, Miss Rose
Cleveland, two neices, a brother-in law, and
sister of the President andsome others,
formed a party that proceeded from Utica
to the Thousand Islands in the river St.
Lawrence, on the 16th. All along the route
the train was greeted with crowds, salutes
and cheers. At Cape Vincent the party
took the steamer St. Lawrence for the river
excursion. The St. Lawrence passed close
to Central Park, and took a turn about a
small island there, then the channel was
taken to Alexandria bay. It was during
this portion of the excursion that some of
the handsomest cottages on the river dis
played their prettiest decorations. About
midnight the party reached Forestport, and
Sunday morning attended the church of
which Rev. Wm. Cleveland, the President's
brother is pastor.
As the steamer Eliza Hancock was
meeting her trip from New York to Coney
island she was struck by a sudden squall
and became unmanageable, and it was
merely good fortune that she did not destroy
or damage a dozen yachts, though one was
capsized and the four men upon it drowned.
At Ashbury, N. J., and Phulipsburg much
damage was done by the fury of the storm.
A collision of passenger trains at the
crossing of the Grand Trunk and Michigan
Central R. R., happened at St. Thomas,
Ont, on the 15th. The Grand Trunk engine
crashed into an oil car setting it on fire, and
cars of both trains burned with great fierce
ness, the Grand Trunk engineer was
burned up, and in all nine persons lost their
About seven o'clock, Sunday even
ing the plate department of Hammond &
Son's iron works, Pittsburg, Pa., was des
troyed by fire loss $150,000, insurance
about $75,000. Two hundred men are
thrown out of employment. One employe
was fatally injured and another is missing.
Vice President A. A. Hill, of the New
York Stock Exchange fell dead just as he
had ascended the platform to open business
Friday noon. The occurrence produced
great excitement, and no business was
Jacob Sharp, was sentenced at New York,
on the 14th, the Judge having been too ill to
be in court on the 13th, Wednesday night
Sharp slept better than for some nights pre
vious, but it seemed to be the sleep of utter
exhaustion, and he appeared to be but a
little refreshed by it when he rose at 9
o'clock Thursday morning. His wife sat by
his bedside throughout the night fanning
him while he was asleep, and giving him
cooling drinks when he awoke at intervals.
After he rose from bed she assisted him to
dress for the second trip to the court of oyer
and terminer to receive sentence. He bore
the same listless indifference, almost dazed
manner noticeable in him since his convic
tion. He appeared almost unconscious of
the attention his wife lavished upon him
and scarcely exchanged a word with her.
It was 11:30 o'clock when the carriage
drove away from the jail, and just twenty
minutes later it stopped before the county
court house. Sharp was so weak when go
ing to the carriage from the jail and on
leaving it on his way into the court house
and up the stairs to the court room it was
necessary for the officers guarding him to
support, his tottering form.
After calling the court, Mr. Martine got
up and stated that as he heard the defense
had some remarks to make he wished to
hear them. Mr. Mitchell responded, saying
that he had no application to put in for a
delay, but would move for anew trial, and
wished the stenographer to make a note of
Mr. Mitchell then read the paper, stating
that the trial was an unfair one in several
ways the jury was prejudiced against his
client and gave an unfair verdict. More
over, the judge's charge was an unjust one.
Several other points were raised. Judge
Barrett stated that the motion would be
District Attorney Martine then stood up
to move the court to sentence the prisoner.
He then read Dr. Hamilton's report on the
condition of Sing Sing and the arrange
ments for the care of the hick, which, he
said, were of a most excellent character all
around, and the place was most healthily
situated. "In view of these facts," con
cluded Mr. Martine, "there is nothing left
for me to do but to move for the sentence
of the prisoner."
Judge Barrett then proceeded to deliver
the sentence. He said that he had never
performed so delicate a task in his whole
professional career. He had received many
letters from many people pleading for mer
cy and otherwise. But a court was not ap
pointed to be merciful any more than was
dictated by the laws of justice. The defend
dant herein asking for mercy can give noth
ing as a plea for clemency but age and
sickness. On the merits of the case he cer
tainly is entitled to none. The crime itself
was an enormous one.
"What is there to excite pity or mercy ex
cept the age or ill health of the prisoner and
the mourning condition of his family? With
over $1,4)00,000 in his pocket he clamors for
mercy without offering to payback a penny
of the amount stolen. So that should he
die in prison his family has a fat fortune to
fall back upon."
At this Mrs. Sharp buried her face in her
handkerchief and wept silently, while the
prisoner himself did not lift Ins face from
the table. 'The legislature does not allow
us to go below the minimum penalty in such
a grave.offense as the present is," continued
Judge Barrett. "All cannot be satisfied.
Those who clamor for the prisoner's receiv
ing the full penalty of the law and those
calling for a reprimand. All things have
been considered, and the judgment of this
court is that the prisoner be confined four
vears at hard labor and that he pay a fine of
Later in the day Judge Potter of the Su
preme Court granted a stay of proceedings
until the 18th.
THE RECORD OF JUI.Y 17. $
Sunday, July 17, was the hottest day
in 30 years at Chicago, 90, at 7a. m., 100, at
11 a. m., 1C4, at 1 p. m. The total number
of cases of heat prostration cared for by the
police on Saturday and Sunday was 100, and
of this'number 30 resulted fatally, with ad
ditional deaths probable. At Rockford, DJ.,
the temperature was 104, at Fort Wayne,
Ind 102 with two fatal cases of prostration.
Philadelphia. With a single exception,
July 8,1876, to-day has been the hottest for
over thirty years. At 3 o'clock this after
noon the theremometer reached 102o in the
shade, being just lJess than the heat of
July 8,1878. Up to a late hour Sunday
night about thirty cases of sunstroke were
reported, fourteen of which resulted fatally.
Jrt Wayne, Ind., To-day has been Ahe
-hottest known here for years, the mercury
reaching logo in the shade. A number of
prostrations have been reported, two of
which have resulted fatally.
Wheeling, W. Va.,The mercury ranged
from 105o to 108 in the shade. There
were no fatalprostrations.
Galesburg, Hi, The heat for the past six
days has been terrific, averaging 100 in
tiie shade. Sunday it reached 104. Four
deaths occurred Saturday and Sunday
St. Louis, Mo., Thermometer 104: deaths
from sunstroke thirty-five and the number
of prostrations to forty. This list is contin
ually being increased.
Indianapolis, Ind., The maximum by the
signal service thermometer 100 a record
which has not been equalled since July, 1881,
Four cases of prostration occurred two of
which resulted fatally.
Louisville, Ky., Fourteen cases of sun
stroke are reported, eight of which were
Cincinnati., There were reported up to
minnight forty-eight cases of sunstroke in
the city Sunday, of which eighteen were
fatal and at midnight there were numerous
additional calls for the patrol wagons for
new cases. People Sunday night were
standing, sitting and even sleeping on the
sidewalks, and the hospitals filling up with
Washington, D. C. The signal service
record was 103, so hot that the asphalt pave
ment melted. Work in the Government
departments Saturday was suspended, the
heat being 120 and 130 in many of the rooms.
Detroit, Mich., Signal service record 100
six cases of sun-stroke, two fatal.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Three cases of sun
stroke, one fatal.
Cleveland, Ohio., The thermometer reg
istered 95 there were three deaths fro
106 In the shade at 3 p. m. This hot spell
has been without a parallel. For six days
the mercury has ranged above 100 at 8:30
it was 94 No fatal prostrations are re
Pekin, III., The thermometer indicated
102 above zero all day. This is unpre
cedented in the history of this city. Four
deaths occurred in the city and vicinity.
Pittsburg, Pa. The thermometer was 101
six fatal cases and a score of prostrations
In the Joliet, HI., penitentiary, Saturday,
fourteen convicts were prostrated and two
died the thermometer registered 103.
The count of the cash and securities
in the treasurer's office at Washington,
which began May 23, will probably be con
cluded this week, as only the gold coin re
mains to be counted. The funds on hand
amounted to $95,500,000, of which $61,500,000
was in standard silver dollars, $25,000,000in
gold coin,$2,000,000 in fractional silver coin,
and the balance in notes and certificates. So
far as is known, not a penny's deficiencv
has yet been found.
The treasurer of the United States
will be able to supply banks and individu
als with the small notes that are desired
On the 16th inst., at the bureau of printing
and engraving, the full delivery of 28,000
sheets daily began, and will continue
throughout the year if necessary. The
treasurer has ordered of the bureau for Julv
each day $92,000 in $1 and $2 notes. How
far this will go toward supplying the de
mand remains to be seen.
C. J. Kennedy, a prominent real-es
tate agent of Washington was stabbed to
death by John Daly, in front of the Riegs
bank, Wednesday afternoon by John Daly,
who had that morning been discharged
from the workhouse. The murderer said
Kennedy had swindled him in a real estate
deal, but he was incoherent and acted de
The Signal Service office at Washing
ton, in a report for July 14says: Fort Sully
Dak., at 3 o'clock to-day was the hottest
place in the United States, with the ther
mometer at 102. Huron, Dak. and Atlanta,
Ga., followed with 98 degrees, and North
Platte, Neb., Dubuque, la., Indianapolis,
Ind. Lynchburg and Norfold, Va with 96
degrees. The coolest section of the country
to-day was the Lake Superior region, and
Duluth, Minn., returns a lower temperature
than an unelevated city in the United States,
viz, 56 degrees.
CYCLONE AT NEW YORK.
.New York, July 17The air was
very close this morning. Toward noon
heavy clouds filled the sky, and without any
warning a terrible wind storm eet in. Thou
sands of people out for a day's pleasure
were caught in the wild rush of the elements.
Branches of trees were broken, window
shutters and signs were wrenched from
their fastenings, causing in some cases in
juries to pedestrians, and trees were torn
up by the roots in Central Park and at the
Battery. The wooden fence around Castle
Garden, south side was blown down. On
Sixth avenue two trees were torn up by the
roots and carried some distance. Tele
graph and telephone wires in the
city were blown down, causing much delay
in transmission of messages. Along the
riverfront and the bay the storm raged
with great fury. Hundreds of sail boats and
other small crafts were out at the time.
Their occupants experienced much
difficulty in making a safe landing.
Thepolice patrol boats at once steamed out
on the bay to assist unfortunates. The crew
rescued about thirty occupants of capsized
boats. As far as can be learned no one was
drowned, but it is probable that drownings
have occurred. Dr.-Edison, of the health
board, was among the rescued. These were
taken from sinking boats off Clifton, Staten
THE OU WORLD.
Alfred Krupp, the well-known Ger
man metal founder and gigantic gun man
actuier, died at his villa near Essen. Herr
Krupp was born at Essan, Rhenish Prussia,
in 1812. The great Krupp caststeel works
at Essen were founded in 1810 by Friedrich,
father of the deceased, who died in 1826. The
establishment covers an area of about 1,000
acres and employs nearly 20,000 men. Aside
from the Krupp cannon, which, are consid
ered by most artillerists the best in the
world, Krupp manufactured steam ham
mers, engines, etc.
London Cable: Prince Ferdinand is
moving heaven and earth to induce Russia
to accept his election to the throne of Bul
garia, but nobody except himself, if indeed
he cherishes the idea, believes that his
efforts will be successful. England still re
mains on the fence and will make no sign as
to her decision to accept or reject the Aus
tria Hungariian princeuntil the other powers
have made known their course of action.
Prince Jerome Napoleon is about to
publish a book entitled "Napoleon the First
and his Detractors." It will be a complete
expose of Napoleonic ideas.
The following storms were reported
from Dakota on the 14th. ColumbiaA de--
structive hail and wind storm swept through
this place last midnight. It is estimated
tnat $10,000 worth of wheat was destroyed.
Lightning killed several head of stock and
struck the court house here. The heavy
rain prevented a fire. BreckenridgeA
heavy thunderstorm passed over Brecken
ridge at 2 o'clock this morning. The light
ning struck T. Wyvell's furniture store and
dwelling above. It passed down the chim
ney into the stove, which it exploded. It
then passed down the studdings to the store
below, where it did some damage, smashing
nearly every window in the building. No
one was injured. At Wahpeton, Dak., one
mile distant, the Northern Pacific depot was
burned to the ground. JamestonThe farm
residence of R. Sydmore was struck by
lightning and burned early this morning
dining a heavy thunder storm. Loss, $3,000
msure4for$l,!j00 in the St. Paul Fire and
The 16th, was the hottest day at a
Crosse, Wis., in fifteen years, 99 deg. There
were three deaths from sun-stroke. A far
mer in the conntry, near by fell dead while
mowing. At Madison, Wis., for twenty
two days consecutively the mercury has
ranged from 77 degrees to 93, the average
being 89 degrees for the period named. The
warmest day ever known in Madison was
July 7 last year, when the registration was
100 degrees. The 15th it was 3, the highest
of the year, and the same on the 16th.
Twenty eases of sunstroke were reported at
Milwaukee, three fatal, and at Davenport,
la., three fatal cases on the 16th. There
^asonedeath at Janesville, Wis., and one
at Winona, Minn.
The assessor's books have just been
received by the auditor of Mower county,
showing the following acreage for
Wheat, 18,576acres oats,50,922acres corn,
24,253 acres, barley, 26,289 acres: potatoes!
1,548 acres cultivated hay, 36,981 acres
flax, 15,940 acres miscellaneous, 3,000acres.
There is an increase this year in everything
except wheat. There is in the county at
the present time 10,377 milch cows, 12,336
head of other cattle, 6,068 sheep and about
A special election was held at Crook
ston, Minn., July 18, to vote $50,000 in bonds
to aid the Brainerd & Northern railway to
reach Crookston. The bonds were voted by
178 majority, the understanding being that
they go to the Manitoba Railway company.
The Manitoba is making surveys on a tract
of land adjoining Crookston for stock yards
and contemplatejputtmg railroad shops there
and establishing division headquarters at
an early day.
Charles City, Iowa, special: The
chinch bugs have destroyed a large portion
of the wheat of this section, injured oats
and barley, and are now doing considerable
damage to the corn, several of the outside
rows to some fields are already dead from
their effects. In 1886they did some damage,
but early in July a great rain destroyed
them. Besides being very dry, Tuesday,
intensely hot, 98 to 99 deg. in the shade.
The tame hay crop is estimated at about
Friday afternoon while loading hay
with a hay loader John W. Wratzes, living
three miles from Spring Valley, Minn., had
his wot torn off by a team running away,
catehing his leg in the rope. The leg was
badly mangled, necessitating amputation.
Gunder Hallem, a Norwegian living near
Spring Valley, dropped dead Friday after
noon while pumping water, doubtless from
sunstroke, as he complained of the heat and
left the field.
Instead of blowing out the gas Thurs
day night one of the lady guests at the Clif
ton house, Mankato, upon retiring left a
candle burning in her room. It set fire to
her cloth ig, destroying it completely. No
other damage was done.
According to the Signal Service re
port at St. Paul, July 15, with the mercury
at 95, was he hettest day ever experienced
there, sav one, July 1. 1883, when the re
port was 100. The same stage of heat pre
vailed generally throughout the Northwest,
producing a maximun of physical discom
fort. Two deaths occurred at St. Paul on
the 15th, from heat prostration. The lake
resorts were no cooler than the more crowd
ed cities and towns and there was no cool
mg shade to be found anywhere.
Yankton, Dakota special The com
missioners of Douglas county are here to
retain counsel in the suit recently brought
against the county by Hon. F. M, Goody
koontz to recover $500,000 lost on the
fraudulent bonds issued under the first or
ganization of the county. This is the noto
rious affair in which C. T. McCoy and Hon.
M. H. Day were alleged to have been in
At, Rochester, Minn., the residence of
C. E. Marvin, took fire from an explosion of
gasoline and was burned. The servant girl,
Olga Christofferson, was frightfully burned,
her clothing being nearly burned off and
her arms and legs completely blistered.
Her injuries are not necessarily fatal. Loss,
$5,000 insured in the Hartford for $3,500,
$1,000 being on furniture.
Farmington, Minn., special29th: An
attempt was made to wreck the passenger
train on the Iowa & Minnesota division of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
due at this place at 9:30 p.m., by placing
ties up the track at a point abont 1 miles
east of Wescott. The train stopped before
any damage was done.
The following are the earnings of
the Northern Pacific road for the second
week in July: Freight, $174,190 1886, $160,-
971 increase $13,219. Passenger, $81,058
1886, $60,040 increase, $21,018. Total, $272,1
252 18S6, $237,081 increase $35,171. Mileage,.
3,082 1886, 2,778 increase, 304.
The colored citizens of Winona and
La Crosse are making arrangements to hold
a big celebration at Winona, Aug. 1, to com
memorate theestatihshmentof a free colony
at Liberia. Hundreds of colored people are
expected from all over the Northwest. Sev
eral speakers of considerable reputation
will make addresses.
A young girl at Milwaukee committed
suicide Tuesday by jumping into the river.
She had been at work as a domestic and
complaint had been made to her father that
she was keeping late hours and bad com
pany. The father threatened to send her to
the industrial school, hence the suicide.
At Plymouth on the 15th fire destroyed
Kolsta's hotel, the union depot, the Chicago
& Northwestern elevator, Giman Bros.'
warehouse, Swartze's elevator, Bamford's
cheese warehouse, Swartze's coal and feed
warehouse and the Milwaukee & Northern
railway coal sheds, together with most of
their contents. The loss aggreates $20,000:
The Norris Geyserhotel in the Yellowstone
Park, took fire on the 15th, from a chimney
in the attic and burned. Much of the con
tents was saved. The building cost $60,000,
and was one of the series of Yellowstone
Park hotels. Senator Vest was a guest at
the time. Temporary accomodations are
provided for tourists.
Reports from Wausau, Wis., state
that great damage to the crops in that vi
cinity was wrought by the wind storm of
Saturday last. A barn in the town of
Angels was blown to pieces, and a number
of cattle injured. Hundreds of shade trees
were broken down.
The earnings of the St Paul & Duluth
road for the second week in July were as
follows: $35,324 26, against$32,106,36 for the
corresponding week last year. Increase,
$3,217,90. From January to the 16th inst.,
$745,396 corresponding period last year,
$640,713 increase $104,683.
A special from Dillon, Mont., says
Henry Grabhorn shot his wife, killing her
instantly, and made an unsuccessful at
tempt to kill himself, the bullet merely
denting his skull. He has been jealous for
At Ashland, Wis., on the morning of
the 15th, a hot lamp exploded in the room
of W. H. Griffin and wife at the Tremont
house burning both. Mrs. Griffin has died.
Mr. Griffin is in the hospital.
The Paine lumber yards and saw mills at
N. P. Junction, Minn., burned on the 15th.
There were two million feet of lumber in the
yards. This is the third fire disaster that
has overtaken Mr. Paine.
At Eau Claire, Wis., Sunday, a
three-year old son of a widow named Bell
fell into the race and was carried into Half
Moon lake and drowned. The body was
Hart, the Boulder murderer, who
murdered his prospective father-in-law,
will swing at Boulder, Montana on the
22nd., the governor refusing a respite.
At Windom, Minn., on the 12th the
hardware store ofR,E. McGregor was en
tered by thieves and pocket cutlery valued
at $60 taken.
^~?The First brigade state guards, is
ordered into camp at Ottumwa, Iowa,Aug. 8
for five days'drill. -r
Louis Lorson, aged 22, unmarried, hanged
himself at Nefllsville, Wis., on the 15th, in
his boarding house. No cause known. A
"if any of the twenty annual gesdonsTof
the Minnesota State Editorial Association
have beenmore complete in genuine pleasure
than the convocation at Anoka, July 13,
there are none of the fraternity who record
such a fact. About 100 editors were present,
half of whom were accompanied with ladies,
'lhe business meeting convened at 10 a. m.,
the visitors to Anoka having been escorted
to the hall by the band, and after an address
of welcome by Mayor Newcombe, the an
nual routine was proceeded with. A paper
was read by Irving Todd, of Hastings, and
a most entertaining address delivered by
Dr Ames, of Philadelphia, who was
one of Minnesota's pioneer journalists, hav
ing established a paper at St. Anthony
Falls in 1853, devoted: to the advocacy of
prohibition and free soilism. President
Castle delivered a farewell address on re
signing the presidency and announcing his
purpose to retire permanently from jour
nalism. Messrs. Ames and Castle were then
elected honorary members of the
Association. The following are the
officers elected for the ensuing year:
President, Joel P. Heatwole vice presi
dents, Louis E. Fisher, Charles L, Davis and
C. A. Lounsberry corresponding secretary,
T. M. Newson recording secretary, G. S.
Pease treasurer, David Ramaley execu
tive committee, H. P. Hall, Frank A. Day,
D. Sinclair, G. W. Benedict, C. P. Carpen
ter. The following were elected delegates
to the national editorial convention to be
held in Denver, Col., the 1st of September:
B. B. Herbert, H. A. Castle, T. M. Newson,
Alvah Eastman, William Hines, G. W.
Benedict, H. G. Day, G. A. Moffet, A. N.
Dare, H. O. Bassford, Joel P. Heatwole, W.
H. Mitchell, D. P. Strong and J. C. Wise.
The banquet was served at 2 p. m., the
tables being waited upon by thirty of An
oka's fairest daughters. Toasts and re
sponses were had. After the feast the party
Were driven in carriages about the city and
vicinage, and at 7 p. m., a lunch was served,
after which the editors took their special
train for the excursion to Duluth anofTow
The following resolutions were unani
ResoLved, That we return our sincere
thanks to our editorial brethren of Anoka,
and to the people of that city for their
hearty hospitality to the Press club of
Duluth, and to the St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Manitoba, St. Paul & Duluth and Duluth &
Iron Range railroad companies, which each
and all have done so much, and so cheer
fully, to make our excursion so thoroughly
Resolved, That the "association extends
its most hearty thanks to H. P. Hall for his
faithful and untiring services in making
our trip to Duluth and Tower so pleasant
and successful also to Messrs. D. Ramaley
and H. A. Castle, who so ably and heartily
seconded his efforts.
Resolved, That our thanks are especially
due to Mr. G. H. White, assistant superin
tendent of the D. & I. R. R. R., for courte
sies extended in visiting the wonderful
mines of the Minnesota Iron company.
Resolved, that we, the editors of Minneso
ta, on our excursion to Tower, express our
heartfelt thanks to the citizens for their
kind hospitality extended to us on our visit,
and we also express our sincere sorrow for
the death of C. A. Sellers, the owner of the
Pioneer hotel, and one of the esteemed and
prominent citizens of the place.
Resolved, That the above resolutions be
placed on the records of the association.
$1,000,000 FIRE AT MINNEAPOLIS.
The new elevator (completed October,
1886) of the St. Anthony Elevator com
pany owned by Minneapolis parties, took
fire at 7:45 p. m., Tuesday and was entirely
consumed with its contents, 1,100,000bushels
of wheat, the total loss reaching $1,000,000.
The capacity of the elevator with its two
annexes, was 2,200,000, and just half its
storage room was occupied with grain,
owned by several parties, the largest hold
ers being Washburn, Crosby & Co., whose
loss is estimated at $443,250, and the loss of
other owners of wheat $381,750 the value of
the elevator property and machinery was
$250,000. The total insurance upon the de
stroyed property was $868,000. The origin
of the fire will probably never be known,
and when first seen it was at the top of the
main building. In three hours after discov
ery the work of destruction was complete.
IOWA CROP REPORT.
ES MOINES, Iowa, July 17.The
secretary of the state agricultural society
sends out the following bulletin of crop
CornThere aro complaints from various
portions of the state of chinch bug working
upon the crop, but up to date no material
damage has been done. With the earlier
cutting of small grain to save it from these
pests the next report may show differently,
its conditions, taken from 1,022 reports, is
114 per cent, the same as in the report.
Winter wheatThere is reported some of
the finest fields ever grown, promising a
heavy yield. In others the yield will be
varied. Three huhdred and thirteen reports
give its conditions at 86% per cent, a loss of
5 per cent from former reports.
Spring wheat884 reports gives its con
dition at 66% per cent, a decrease of 12%
per cent, from June report, or of a full
OatsIn a great many localities crops
were damaged by chinch bugs 1018 reports
give its conditions at 82K per cent the June
report was 90 per cent.
Origin of the Basket Picnic.
It is not generally known that the
little "basket picnic" originated away
off from the name of the willowy recep
tacle in which the fodder is carried out
to be eaten among the spiders and
black ants. The name comes from a
powerful outdoor preacher, Elder Bas
ket of Fluvanna County, Virginia, who
preached forty years, mostly in all
fresco wrestles with Satan, and had for
his total compensation for that time a
pair of socks and $2.San Fracnisco
New York churches aid 1,500 women
to earn their living by employing them
in the choirs:
St. Paul, July 16.
Wheat, No Hard $ 75 75V
Wheat, No. 1 Northern.... 74 74V
Wheat, No. 2Northern.... 72 73
Corn,No.2 33 33
Oats, No. 2 mixed 27 28
Oats, No. 2 white 29% 30
Barley No. 2 0 00 0 00
Rye No. 2 45 45
Flaxseed 100 1 05
Baled Hay, upland 5 00 8 00
Baled Hay, timothy 10 00 @12 00
Flour, patent $4 25 (3 4 40
Flour straights 4 15 4 30
Flour, bakers 340 60
Butter, creamery 15 17
Butter, dairy 11 14
Cheese 12 131_
Eggs, fresh 11 12
Potatoesnew, -,..1.00 1.00
Dressed Beef, steers tyiU 5
Hams 9 11
Veal 5 6
Steers $3 05 3 60
Hogs 4 00 4 85
Sheep 3 12^@ 40
Minneapolis, July 10.
No.lHard $ 73 73%
No.l Northern 73 7W
No.2 Northern 7Q)@ 701_
Patent in sacks $4 30 4 10
Patent in barrels 425 4
Patent at New England
points 95 5 50
Patent at N. Y. and Penn., 40
points 490 5 10
Bakers 3 40 @35n
Chicago, July 16.
Wheat, cash 9 70
Corn, cash 36 2QU
Oats, cash 26 26i_"
Flaxseed 112 1 13
MESSPORK 16 00 16 30
LIVE STOCK ,5
Cattle. $3^25 8 50
Hogs 5 40 (5 5 65
Sheep 3 00 3 85
Milwaukee, July 16. _-*-
Nq,. 1, Hard, Cash 71^
Duluth, July 16t j*
No. 1, Hard, Cash 73 @T3%
NEWS A1SJ NOTES.
Over 300 people in Borne, Micfi., hact
the mumps at the same time.
Branch oleomargarine laboratories
will soon be in operation in Chicago, in
charge of Dr. Starkel.
There was an increase of the net
gold in the Treasury from $158,968,-
005, July 1, 1886, to $186,875,869 July
The total assessed value of the rail
road property of Kansas is $41,538,-
904.83, as against $32,434,936.66 for
The tobacco area of Virginia is much
smaller than it used to be, but the
quality of tobacco raised is improving
Queen Victoria slept in camp Friday
night, at Aldershot for the first time
since the return of her victorious troops
from the Crimea.
Peggy Hester, the oldest woman in
New York, died last week. She was
110 years old, and claimed to have seen
Secretary Lamar's son, who now
holds a Government clerkship, is spok
en of as "not a bright young man, but
an excellent base-Dall player."
Gen. Corse, the Boston Postmaster,
has removed only nineteen out of 756
employes in about seven months, and
all of these for cause, he says.
Mrs. Daniels of Poughkeepsie claims
to have been naturalized in 1849. The
line is radidly extending, and the "old
est Mason" has gone into retirement.
The Rev. Dr. Abel Stevens, the Meth
odist historian, has arrived in Califor
nia on his way around the world, after
many year's absence from this country.
Young Cyrus Field is said to have
netted $600,000 by the same slump in
Manhattan Elevated Railroad stock
which cost his father several millions.
Mrs. Pickett, widow of Gen. George
E. Pickett, was married when she was
15 years of age. Her son was born be
fore his mother had reached her 16th
In the rifle contest at Frankfort it
was demonstrated that the old superior
ity of Swiss marksmen is gone, the
bulk of the prize-winners being South
Gen. Sherman has taken a cottage at
Lake George for the season, whereupon
a correspondent reports that the place
has never before had "such promise of
gay times and pretty girls."
The fii-st auction ever held was in
Great Britian in 1700, when Elishur, a
Governor of Fort George, in the East
Indies, publicly sold the goods he had
brought home to the highest bidder.
Mis. Cleveland has received from
some admirer in Mexico a coat-of-arms
of the United States, worked on heavy
cardboard in feathers, most of them
colored, are from many different kinds
There are now over 1,000 Young
Men's Christian Associations in this
country, with a membership of 140,000,
expending for Christian work $785,000.
The aggregate of property in build
ings, libraries, etc., is over $5,000,000.
The New York Chinese Mission has
between 4,000 and 5,000 Celestials in
its Sunday -schools. About sixty have
joined the various churches. The first
Sunday-school for these people was
founded in New York eighteen years
Dr. Standiford of Louisville, who
wants to succeed Senator Beck, is said
to be the richest man in Kentucky.
has just been married to his third wife,
a handsome young lady of Paducah,
whom the doctor first met two months
Abraham Lincoln's nurse has died
in Hlinois in her 84th year. It is to be
hoped that the mortality among her
during the next half century will not
be so frightful as that which has been
sweeping away George Washington's
body servant and has only just been
Judge Poland of Vermont, who died
a few days ago, discarded his brass
buttons no later than last winter, when
he paid his annual visit to Washington.
"Every thing goes so smoothly with me
said the old Judge, "that I thought I
would take them off just for a little ex
Margaret Donnellson, better known
as Aunt Peggy, the oldest inmate of
the Pittsburg Home for Aged Colored
Women, claims to be 180 years old,
and she certainly is pretty near that
age. She has lived in Pittsburg since
it was a fontier fort. She is active and
vigorous for her age.
The son of Joshua R. Giddings, the
old Ohio Abolitionist, lives at Jefferson,
the county seat of Ashtabula County
He practices law and runs a farm, but
he takes very little interest in politics.
The son of Ben Wade lives in the same
town. He gives himself up to horses
and lets politics alone.
It has been computed that the death
rate of the world is about sixty-seven a
minute, 97,790 a day, and 35.639.8S5 a
year, while the birth rate is seventy a
minute, 100,800 a day, and 36.792,000
a year. The total mileage of the rail
roads in Kansas is 6,208.95, an increase
of 1,691 miles oyer last year.
Jeff Davis is blind in one eye, but few
persons know how he lost the organ.
When he was about 14 years old he
and his cousin, Joseph L. Davis, were
shooting with crossbows at a mark on
a pine stump. One of the bolts fired by
young Jefferson flew back and struck
him squarely in the eye, putting it
Miss Jennie, daughter of Secretary
Lamar, is to be married the 21st inst,
to her cousin, Mr. W. Lamar, a
young attorney of Washington. The
ceremony is to take place at the old
homestead of Mrs. Secretary Lamar
at Macon, Ga. Quite a party, including
the father of the bride-expectant, w_tt
go from Washington to be present at
Mr. Gladstone, when he received the
testimonial from the United States,
wore a gray frock suit. His waistcoat
was white and upon it hung a pair of
black-rimmed eyeglasses. I the lapel
of his unbuttoned frock coat he wore a
large pink rosebud. Around his high
standing collar he wore a loosely tied
blue white polka-dot scarf, and on his
right hand he wore a gold knot ring.
Mrs. Gladstone, who watched him with
a look of intense pride, wore a light
blue silk gown, covered with black lace.
Her bonnet was of black lace, with blue
ostrich tips. She wore no gloves.