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WERBBK APPEAL PuBuremiro OOMFAXT.
MOdirr.'the evangelist,' is contem
plating an extended lour_of India^,.
'Misis 2ELJ,E ii LUSSAN the prima
flonna soprano, is at Richfield Springs.
QUE EN CHRISTINA of Spain is about
to make a tour of the Basque provinces
for the purpose of exhibiting the infant
King to the country people.
MM E. POP P. the doyenne of Belgian
journalists, has written up to the present
no lgss than,18,000 articles, each con
taining from 3,000 to 4,000 words.
BLONDTN, the famous rope dancer,
and the first to cross the Niagara river
on a tight rope, returns to this country
next summer, aftei an absence of over
AFTER thirty years' residence in Italy
Thomas Adolphu Trollope, the elder
brother Of the late Anthony Trollope,
is about to return to England to reside
MME. JENN LIND GOLDSCHMIDT
lives in an attractive suburb of London,
and, though she sixty-six years old, she
feels young and is intensely interested
in every musical event.
ROBERT HO E, president of the Groller
club, is the only American member of
the Societe des Amis des Livres, of
which the celebrated bibliophite, the
Due d'Aumale, is president.
THE Princess Pignatejli is acting as a
waiter girl in^a second-rate cafe in Vi
enna. Thi- is the lady who, after quar
reling with her relatives lately, sang at
a London music hall for a livelihood.
Miss BATCIIELLER, the charming
daughter of Gen. Batcheller of Saratoga,
only 17 years old, but she speaks
seven languages, .and is as pleasing in
personal appearance as she is talented
GEN. SHERIDAN said the other day to
New York reporter that he considered
the Indian a very uncertain quantity, but
denied that he ever made use of the re
mark, so often attributed to him, that
"the only good Indian is a dead In-
PRESIDENT FAIRCHILD of Oberlin
College is in his 70th year, and desires
to resign his position. The trustees
urge him to remain, hut in the eA~ent of
his resignation will continue the pay
ment to him during his life of his pres
JOHN M. WALL, the New York re-
porter who had his head broken while
accompanying O'Brien on his Canadian
tour, has been presented with a purse
of $1,200 and a handsome diamond
ring by his friends among the home
REV.' EDMUND DARROW of Water-
oi*d Conn., was born in the seventh
year of this century, on the seventh day
of the month, on the seventh day of the
week, and in the seventh hour of the
day. He recognized the finger of fate,
and became a Seventh-day Adventist.
GEORGE W. CHILDS never does things
by halves. General Sherman and Sheri
dan expressed a wish while at West
Point recently to have their portraits
placed beside thai of Grant in Grant
hall. Mr. Childs, who presented West
Point with the portrait of Grant, told
Sherman and Sheridan that he would
gladly add their pictures to his gift,
and added that they were at liberty to
choose their own artists. The por
traits of the two generals are to be
the same size as that of General Grant.
REAR ADMIRAL FRANKLIN, who is to
retire Aug. 24, entered the navy in
1841 and took part in the demonstra
tion against Monterey during the Mexi
can War. was on board the
Roanoke when the Merrimac destroyed
the Cumberland and Congress. He was
executive officer of the Dacotah in the
action against Sewall's Point. He
acted as naval representative in the de
mand for the surrender of Mobile.
has always been a brave and efficien
THE business of providing material
for cedar-block paving has grown to
enormous dimensions. It engrosses
energies of three firms in Chicago, and
they convert about 2,500,000 posts in
to blocks in the course of a year. A
large proportion of this material is go
ing to St, Paul and Minneapolis, but
contractors in those cities are now buy
ing poles on the Upper Mississippi and
also bringing them by rail from the
neighborhood oJ Lake Superior. I is
estimated that there is now under con
tract for ce.dar-block paving 400,000
square" yards in Kansas City, 200,000 in
Omaha,* 150,000 in* Leavenworth and
as much in Atchinson, 100,000 in Lin
coln, Neb., 127,000 in Minneapolis,
150,000 in St. Paul, 75,000 in Cedar
Rapids, 48,000 in Wyandotte, and 30,-
000 yards in Springfield, 111.,
EVENTS O THE WEEK.
The glass manufacturing establishments of
McKee & Co., and King, Son & Co., Pitts
burg, Pa, were damaged by fire on the 31st
to the amount of $150,000 insurance $75,-
000. At 5 o'clock the same evening a heavy
thunder storm, accompanied by wind with
a velocity of 36 miles an hour, passed over
the city flooding streets and doing great
damage to trees, fences and small buildings.
Telegraph wires were prostrated and trams
on several roads delayed. The signal ser
vice records for July show that the past _,.
month has been the hottest in fifteen years, g\
and that more ram has fallen than in any
previous July for many years.
A special from Paducah, Ky., says that
just preceding the earthquake Monday
night, a farm of 300 acres, planted in corn
and tobacco, sank from four to six feet, and
that the basin began at once to fill with
water. There were two colored families
living on the place who did not feel the
settling of the earth, but were awakened
by water pouring in OD the floor of their
cabins. They got on to high ground safely.
Trigg county is about sixty-five miles from
the "sunken lands," that went down sixty
to seventy feet during the New Madrid
convulsion about sixty years ago.
Late dispatches from British Columbia
state that news from the northern salmon
fisheries is encouraging. The Skeena river
pack will be the heaviest known. Fifty-two
thousand cases are already packed. The
Alert bay pack is good. Reports from
Astoria, Ore., states that this season there
is a shortage of between 75,000 and 85,000
cases. The pack tbis year is estimated at
300,000, and possibly 400,000. Last season a
number of vessels were loaded with salmon
Only one has received a cargo so far this
Joseph Rich, fanner, aged 30, drove on to
a railroad crossing near Richmond, Ind., on
the 29th, after he had heard the whistle of
the engine, and was struck by the train
going 30 miles an hour: Rich, his baby and
mother-in-law were killed, but Mrs. Rich
escaped alive. The horses were killed. The
spectacle was horrible, as Rich was cut in
twain and had his head caved in. His baby
was ground to a pulp, and Mrs. Newcomb
had oneleg torn off and her arms, body and
James McConlay, of Hastings, Nebraska,
a day or two since the buried body of his
only son Hugh, who, it was reported, had
been killed in the St. Thomas, Ont., accident
two weeks ago. The body was followed to
the grave by the sorrowing relatives. Friday
after the burial the old man was astonished
to see his son walk into the house alive and
well, and then the discovery was made that
the body shipped and mourned over and
buried, was that of a young Canadian.
At a railroad crossing near Lakeside,
Mich., a train struck a wagon containing
Miss Hattie Shaver, Miss Hattie Reynolds,
Lottie Shaver, Fred Hatch and Charles
Wilbeck and killed the first two. Lottie
Shaver, a little girl, cannot live. The
ladies were carried 113 feet and thrown
down an embankment. The men were not
seriously hurt. The train gave the usual
signal, but Wilbeck drove across the track
when the train was in sight.
The last business day of July was a
critical one in Wall Street, and stocks
touched lower prices than have been
known since the break after the rise in
June. Two failures occurred. Minneapolis
& St. Louis dropped 8K per cent., Reading
from 52 to 47, vanderbilt's an average
decline of 3 per cent. Just before the close
of the day there was a slight recovery and
the market was less unsettled.
Secretary Bayard has received a dispatch
from Consul General Phelan at Halifax,
saying that he is investigating the rer-ent
seizure of American vessels in Canadian
waters, and that he has instructed the
consul at Charlottetown to take measure
ments of the sea at the points where the
seizures were made, so as to establish the
exact distance from above.
At 6 p. m. on the 29th, a tornado struck
David City, Nebraska, demolishing a num
ber of buildings, including the Union Pa
cific and Burlington & Missouri depots,
school house, foundry, two elevators, and
brick hotel. One man was killed and quite
a number injured. AtaW. C. T. U. lawn
party several ladies were picked up by the
wind and carried short distances, but none
Insurance men in the east are discussing
with anxiety the alarming increase of fire
losses, which, throughout the country for
the last two months have been at the rate
of 100,000,000 a year, four or five times the
normal ratio. One insurance agent said:
"If this thing keeps up we are going to stop,
that's all we must have a let up or perish."
Thursday afternoon, Katie Callahan,
Delah M. Walsh, Mattie Heating, Maggie
Tooney and Lucy Callahan, aged from
twelve to fourteen years, went bathing in
the Concord river at North Bellerica, Mass.
The current carried them beyond their
depth and the first four were drowned.
The July rains produced the most ex
tensive freshet at Augusta, Ga., known in
22 years. The Savannah registered 33 feet
6 inches on the 30th, and the corn and
cotton in the Savannah Valley were sub
merged and destroyed the Georgia and
other railroads suftered great damage.
Charles H. Reed, the former Chicago law
yer who assisted in the defense of President
Garfield's assassin, attempted suicide about
six o'clock Saturday morning by jumping
into the river off a Jersey City terry boat.
He was rescued and taken to the insane
ward of the New York jail.
A Kalamazoo, Mich., dispatch says: Not
since 1853 has this section suffered so terri
bly from drouth as this season. Corn and
potatoes are practically ruined. Many
farmers are cutting up the former, and fires
have commenced then' devastating work.
There were several fatal cases of sun
stroke at New York City, July 31, among
them, that of Oscar S. Sawyer, the well
known newspaper correspondent. Nineteen
persons died without attendance, the larg
est number in one days record.
The Columbian bank of Philadelphia
assigned on the 30th, owing to carrying too
heavy a load for stock operators.
August 1st free postal delivery began at
Stillwater, Minn., Oskloosa, Iowa, and Hur
The steamer Star of Scotia was wrecked
off the Falklani islands and eight lives lost.
There were eight deaths from sun-stroke
at Philadelphia, Sunday, July 31.
Nashville, St. Louis and Evansville re
port slight shocks of earthquake.
The public debt reduction for July was
A crazed mother at Adamsville, Ohio,
poisoned her three children using Paris green
for the purpose.
Dr. St. John and Dr. Dell have been
arrested at Chicago for assisting ex-Warden
McGarigle to escape.
Ed McDonald, convicted at Chicago with
McGarigle was on Monday sentenced to 3
years in the penitentiary.
McGarigle, the convicted hospital warden,
who escaped from the Chicago sheriff is be
lieved to have arrived safely in Canada.
At Portsmouth, Ohio, A. C. McCoy was
found guilty of murder in the second
degree, for the killing of Dr. Northrup, a
noted Prohibitionist, in May last.
Six men were killed at a fight at the polls
at the election at Manchester, Clay Co.,
Ky., a mountain precinct. There were 20
men or more engaged in the tight.
At Homer, Mich., on the 2nd, Geo. Bur
ton, farmer, aged 31, shot his wife wounded
his mother-in-law and killed himself. The
wife had begun proceedings for divorce.
Geo. C. Klehm, chairman of board of
County Commissioners on trial under an
omnibus indictment at Chicago, for con
spiracy to defraud the county, at the close
of the testimony for the prosecution, came
forward and changed his plea of not guilty
to guilty, throwing htmself upon the
clemency of the court. The act was sensa
tional, and may save Klehm from the peni
L. O. Wilson, a clerk in the postoffice at
Kansas City, Mo., has been arrested for
robbing the mails, and confessed. He punc
tured letters with a bodkin, and by a micro
scope ascertained their contents. If no
money or postal notes were seen the punc
tured places were obliterated by a rubber.
Dan O'Brien, one of the foot-pads who
have committed several bold robberies a
St Pau and was arrested at TuesdaMinneapolis evening. Hi confederate
Schafer was already in custody. O'Brien
is only 22 years of age, a native of St. Paul,
a dashing criminal, though not an
altogether adroit one.
At East Tawas, Mich., Mrs. Walter F.
Travis playfully slapped her husband's
face in the presence of a neighbor the other
day and Walter resented it. He struck her
in the face several times, kicked her, anu
knocked her to the ground. The woman's
injury may prove fatal, and Travis is in
jail charged with "crime less than murder."
The injured woman was taken to a neigh
bor's house, and the brutal husband then
killed her canary, tried to make the dog eat
it, and failing Dearly killed the dog for dis
Fires and Casualties.
At Knob Lick, Mo., on the 28th, two
freight trains collided, owing to mistake in
orders and one of the engineers and a
brakeman were killed.
By a collision on the 27th of a construc
tion train and freight train on the Chicago
& Alton, R. R., near Hopedale, 111., 22 of
the 100 men on the construction were killed
and fatally injured.
Armour's new beef house at Chicago,
burned on the 27th, loss 300,000, insurance
$195,000. The building covered nearly an
entire square. The basement contained
about 25,000 hides. On the first floor were
between 3,000 and 4,000 dressed cattle and
over 1,000 undressed, while on the second
floor were 500 dressed sheep and about 100
The four occupants of a covered spring
wagon were killed at jRidgewood station
on the Pennsylvania R. R., two miles from
Reading, Pa., being run over at the crossing
by a train at 8 a. m., the 28th. The party
was composed of Mrs. Elias Fritz, aged 32
and her children aged 3 and 18 months, and
Miss Fritz, aged 35. A boy of 13 was driv
ing, and may die from injuries received.
On the 28th, as a mixed tram was passing
over the Mount Savage bridge near
Cumberland, Md., on the Pittsburg division
of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, the
structure gave way, having been weakened
by a flood. The engine and several cars
were precipitated into the stream. Engineer
William Driscoll and firemam William
Paysell were instantly killed, and another
man badly injured.
At 2:40 Friday morning fire broke out in
a bakery on Acker avenue, Chicago, the
second, third and fourth floors of the build
ing being occupied by families. Those on
the second floor got out in safety, but
twelve lives were lost among those upon the
other floors, and some injured one fireman
lost his life a heroic effort to save others.
The fire was caused by a pot of grease boil
ing over n a hot stove in the bakery, where
were two men drowsy from drink who
neglected to watch the stove. These men
are under arrest.
An express train on the B. & O. R. R.
was wrecked at York, Ind., causing the
death of the engineer and fireman. No
one else was hurt. The accident was
caused by a misplaced switch. There is
good reason for the suspicion that the
accident was the result of a deliberate
attempt to wreck the train. Thirty
minutes before the passenger train passed
York an excursion train passed safely over
the switch, and after the accident it was
found that the switch had been broken
open with a heavy oaken club
Fire broke out in an old dairy stable in a'
portion of Cincinnati, Ohio, known as Sop
town, where some six acres were covered
with tenements, dwellings, shanties, dilapi
dated stables, etc., Friday afternoon and
all Soptown was wiped out of existence
25 buildings exclusive of stables and 50
cows were burned. Loss $100,000 very
light insurance. Five firemen were prostra
ted, two dangerously.
Political and Personal.
Rev. Wm. Hague, D. D., aged 79, dropped
dead in front of Tremont Temple, Boston
It is now said that Hon. J. G. Blaine will
remain in Em-ope during the coming
August 1st, was celebrated by the colored
people throughout the country as Emanci
Senator Sherman has followed Senator
Vest to Alaska, via the Canadian Pacific
and Puget Sound.
Augusta, Ga., New Orleans andKnoxville
Tenn., have sent invitations to the President
and his wife to make them a visit.
The Chinese minister to the United States,
Spain and Peru, Chang Ta Jen, has arrived
at London on his way to Washington.
Senator John Sherman has been appointed
a member of the Washington Monument
association in place of Gen. W. A. McKee
The wife of President Cleveland with her
mother and an aunt, left Washington very
quietly Monday afternoon for Massachu
setts, and expect to be absent at New Eng
land resorts tor some weeks.
The Department of State at Washington,
received August 1, from Tokio, the sad
intelligence of the death of Mrs. Hubbard,
wife of the United States minister to Japan.
Mrs. Hubbard had been in ill health for
The National Prohibition party has issued
the oliowing: The national committee of
the Prohibition party are hereby called to
meet in Chicago, 111., on the 16th of Novem
ber, 18S7, at 10 a. m., for the purpose of fix
ing the time and place of the national con
vention in 1888, and transacting such other
business as pertains to the national conven
Mrs. Logan has returned to Washington,
and it was fround necessary for her to en
dure surgical operations for her dislocated
shoulder and elbow joints, they being
among the injuries she received from her
Illinois accident. Dr. Hamilton per.ormed
the operations which Mrs. Logan endured
very well, though enfeebled by former suf
Miss Henrietta Hill, a well known mission
worker of Brooklyn, N. Y., has been mar
ried to Rev. Jos. M. Singleton, the Chinese
evangelist, whose real name is Ju Sing, and
who is at the head of a large mission de
voted to the Christianizing of the Chinese
in that citv. Miss Hill was prominent in
social circles and the marriage causes some
thing of a sensation.
Gen. J. W. Comly, one of the generation
of Ohio men, distinguished during the war,
died at Toledo July 26, of heart and lung
malady. He was 55 years old and leaves
two sons and a daughter. He enlisted in
President Hayes' regiment, rose to be Col
onel and Big. Gen. by breast. He conducted
the Ohio State Journal from 1872 to 1878, in
which year he was appointed Minister to
Honolulu, and remained there until 1883.
He then bought the Toledo Commercial
which he conducted until his death.
A Kansas City delegation, over 100, in
cluding ladies called on President Cleve
land with an invitation to visit that city.
The invitation was accepted, the President
saying the time of his visit would be be
tween the 1st and 15th of October. The
Kansas City invitation is a large volume,
handsomely bound in sealskin and bearing
on a whitesatinpanelinserted in the cover
the words: "Kansas City, to President
Cleveland and Mrs. ClevelandGreeting,
lbS7." The leaves of the book contain alle
gorical figures illustrative of the resources
of Kansas City and the states of Kansas
and Missouri, Texas, Colorado and the
Indian Territory. Then follow the 21,000
signatures. The President was introduced
to the ladies accompanying the party, who
told him frankly that they were not half as
desirous of seeing him in Kansas City as
they were Mrs. Cleveland.
President John Taylor of the Mormon
church, who has lived in hiding from the
United Stales authorities since July 1. 1885,
died at Salt Lake City, July 26, aged 79
years. He was born in Westmorland
county, England, and came to Canada
when 24 years of age. He there married
Lenora Cannon, an aunt of Geo. Q. Cannon,
late a delegate to Congress from Utah. He
and his wife joined the church of the Latter
Day Saints, under the teaching of Parley P.
Pratt, who visited Toronto and at once re
moved to Kirtland, Ohio, then, (1838) the
headquarters of the church. When Joe
Smith and the Mormons were driven from
Ohio, and later from Nauvoo, Ills., he shared
in all the misfortunes of the sect and pushed
on with the rest to Salt Lake. He wasthe
early confirmed as one of the Twelve Apos
tles and stood next to Brigham Young suc
ceeding him as the head of the church on his
death in 1877. He was a zealot in advoca
ting polygamous Mormonism after his in
dictment under the Edmunds law he disap
peared from public view. He had literary
attainments and fluency of speech, and
went on several preaching missions to
foreign lands, chief among which was one
of the earliest to Great Britain those to
France and Germany, from 1849 to 1852,
when he arranged for and superintended the
translation of the Book of Mormon into the
French and German languages, and in later
years in the Eastern States, when he pub
lished the Mormon newspaper in New York.
For several years he was speaker of the
territorial house of representatives, was
twice elected territorial superintendent ot
schools, and also acted as probate judge in
The Republican State convention for
Ohio, met at Toledo July 27, and was called
to order at 4 p. m., Hon. Daniel Ryan of
Portsmouth being made temporary chair
man and A. J. Donaldson temporary secre-
tary.- The usual committees were ap
pointed on the call of the congressional
districts. Gen. Grosvener of Athens, got the
floor to propose a resolution. Gen. Keif er
moved that all resolutions be sent to
the committee on resolutions, without de
bate, and the motion prevailed. Gen.
Grosvener'sresolution was read, as follows:
Recognizing, as the Republicans of Ohio
always have, the gifted aud tried states
men of the Republican party of other states,
loyal and unfaltering their devotion to
the success of the organization in 18S8,
under whatever standard bearer the
Republican national convention may select,
they have just pride in the record and
career of John Sherman as a member of the
Republican party, and as a statesman of
fidelity, large experience and great ability.
His career as a statesman began with the
birth of the Republican party he has
grown and developed with the growth of
that organization his genius and patriotism
are stamped upon the records of the party
and the statutes and enstitution of the
country and believing that his nomination
for the office of president would be wise
and judicious, we respectfully present his
name to the people of the United States as
a candidate, and announce our hearty and
cordial support of him for that office.
Amor Smith of Cincinnati presented a
a series of resolutions signed by 400 mem
bers of the 12th ward Republican club of
that city, endorsing Sherman for President.
Col. J. G. Munson of Zanesville, repre
senting the Blame men, ottered the follow
ing resolution: 'That we hereby pledge the
united and enthusiastic support of the Re
publicans of Ohio to the nominee of the
next national Republican convention, and,
in this connection, we call the attention of
the Republicans of Ohio to the eminent ser
vices and splendid career of the Hon. John
The convention then adjourned until 10 a
m. Thursday. It was said that as the com
mittee on resolutions was composed of six
teen Sherman men and five Blaine, that a
Sherman resolution would be recommended
to the convention. The Sherman question
overshadowed all other topics the conven
tion was called to pass upon.
The convention was called to order at
1 p. m., and received the reports of the
committees, all of which were formally
adopted without any discussion, by a viva
voce vote, including the report of the
committee on resolutions.
The platform pronounces for a protective
tariff and denounces the Democratic plat
form of a tariff for revenue only deprecates
unrestricted emigration and calls upon
Congress to establish regulations to prevent
the advent of improper classes demands a
fair ballot and a fan- count in all sections
of the country, in the interest of the free
institutions of the Republic: Congress should
exercise its constitutional authority and
take control and supervision of elections to
Congress demands a duty on wood to
secure the American market to American
producers, and condemns the Secretary of
the Treasury for advising placing raw wool
on the free list protests against customs de
cisions in the interest ot the foreign pro
ducer and foreign labor as in opposition to
the letter and spirit of the tariff laws
favors liberal pensions to the soldiers and
sailors of the Union, adequate river and
harbor appropriations and national aid to
education demands as the first step to re
duce the treasury surplus the abolition of
the internal tax on American grown to
bacco the public lands should be securely
held for actual settlers alone condemns
the false pretenses of President Cleveland's
administration of the civil service, and de
mands further legislation to remove ap
pointments from partisan influence extends
sympathy to Gladstone and Parnell con
demns President Cleveland in vetoing pen
sion bills, and demands of congress pensions
for widows of soldiers regardless of the
cause of death, and that dependent parents
and soldiers be given the bounty of the
tion they fought to save and richly de
serve endorses Gov. Foraker's administra
tion and his rebel flag defiance charges the
Democratic party of Ohio with frauds,
forgeries and crimes in the 1885 election
points with pride to the Dow liquor law
favors legislation to prevent discrimination
by common carriers and the lowest rate
consistent with justice, and the improve
ment and maintence of the waterways of
the state concludes with a resolution
(given above) endorsing John Sherman
The committee on permanent organiza
tion had named Hon. John Sherman for
the permanent presiding officer of the con
vention, and on taking the chair he made
a brief address which was well received.
After pleasant words fer Gov. Foraker and
criticism of the Democratic party, he said:
Now, my countrymen, again thanking
you for the expression, I tell you with all
frankness that I think more of your
unanimous praise this day uttered than I
do of the ofhee of president of the United
States. I would rather feel, my country
men, that I stood before you now, at this
period of my life, man and boy, living
always in Ohio, that now, at this late
period the Republicans of Ohio for whose
welfare I have devoted so much of my life,
are willing to say this much for me.
The nominations were then proceeded
with, the following being the ticket:
GovernorJ. B. Foraker.
Lieutenant GovernorCapt. W. C. Lyon.
Supreme Judge (long term) William T.
Supreme Judge (short term)F. J. Dick
State AuditorF. W. Poe.
State TreasurerJ. C. Brown.
Attorney GeneralD. K. Watson.
Member Board of Public WorksC. A.
Gov. Foraker made an acceptance speech
and that passage in the convention was its
most enthusiastic period. Inside history of
the convention says that the abandonment
of the opposition from the Blaine men to the
Sherman endorsement, was due to advice
from Gov. Boutelle and Mr. Milliken of
Maine, received by wire, that opposition
on the floor of the convention might be
harmful, and further, to the character of
the endorsement resolution of which Sher
man himself said: I know that this resolu
tion is of no importance unless the voters
of the districts of Ohio and of the Union
shall, of their own free choice, elect dele
gates who will agree with you in your opin
ion. I recognize the distinct rule and right
of every district to speak its own voice. At
3:30 p. m., the convention adjourned.
The Democratic State Convention of
Maryland was held at Baltimore on the
27th. The nominations were E. E. Jackson,
Governor Wm. Pinckney White, Attorney
General J. V. Baughman, Controller. Res-
ministration of President Cleveland: urging
the delegates to work for a reduction of tax
ation opposing the introduction of foreign
.paupers and convicts, and for an election
law, such as will assure the purity of elec
tions. The candidate for Governor, Elihu
E. Jackson is a native of Wicomico, and not
yet fifty years old. He was reared on a
farm, and in his young manhood was a
school teacher. Latter he kept a village
store, but some years ago engaged in the
lumber trade, which has grown to large pro
portions. -_ ___,
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Special: The election
for state and legislative officers of Kentucky
passed off quietly Monday. The weather was
clear and hot, and tne vote does not seem
to have been large. Owing to the length of
ticket, and local contest returns are
meagre. The labor and Prohibition vote
are smaller than was anticipated. In
Louisville the Democratic majority is about
2,000 a Democratic gain of nearly 2,000 over
the last election. The city elects a solid
Democratic legislative ticket and defeats
local option by a heavy majority. The
county and city give a Democratic majority
of 3,000. Meagre returns from the state
indicate a Republican gain, but the
Democratic ticket's estimated majority
will be from twenty-five to thirty-five
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Telegram: A dam burst
on the mountain Monday which let the water
down into the village of Parson. The
whole town was flooded and the people had
to flee for their lives. A little girl named
Annie Quinn was caught in the current and
drowned. Her body was found three miles
away. Four bridges was washed away and
500 feet of the Jersey Central were carried
off. All traffic on the railroad is at a stand
still. Mr. Melro's house was carried down
stream, and the inmates were rescued by a
party of men in boats.
At Laurel run the mad waters caught 50
coal cars on a side track and dashed them
down the mountain like kindling wood. A
mile and a half of track was also carried
with the cars. All the houses on Ash street
were carried off their foundations. The loss
to the railroad company is about $95,000 to
town property about $40,000. The waters of
Coal creek carried of two bridges in the
northern part ot town, between Wilkes
barre and Parsons. One hundred men are
at work repairing the Delaware & Hudson
Rev. Joseph Parker, of the London City
Temple who is about to leave for America,
where he will deliver a eulogy of the late
Henry Ward Beecher, made a farewell
address to his congregation. He said the
only consideration that could induce him to
remain in America was that there was no
dissenters there. Everyone in America
stood according to his worth. He, a
dissenter", was obliged to apologize for him
self. Dr. Parker, has received scores of
letters wishing him God speed. Mr. Glad
stone wrote wishing him a safe and happy
visit to America.
Dr. Cross, a wealthy retired army
surgeon and a well-known member of
society in Ireland, has been arrested in
Cork, Ireland, on the charge of having
murdered his wife by gradual poisoning.
The wife's remains were exhumed five
weeks after interment, and upon analysis
traces of poison were found. Dr Cross
married his family governess a fortnight
after his wife's death.
It is reported from Russian sources that
the Bulgarian government has arrested M.
Radoslavoff, minister of the interior in the
cabinet just superseded, on a charge of
treason. It is reported that the troops in
tend to proclaim the independence of Bul
garia and Prince Alexander of Battenberg
On the 28th, James G. Blaine visited the
blind asylum at Norwood, London, and
was shown through the buildings and
grounds. It was expected that he would
address the inmates of the institution, and
great disappointment was felt that he did
not do so.
London: More than 130 members of
parliament, including ministers, have
signed a memorial addressed to President
Cleveland and the United States congress
in favor of the settlement of international
disputes by arbitration.
Prince Ferdinand is expected to arrive a
Sofia early in August to take the oath as
prince of Bulgaria. The government has
circulated the report of his coming and the
prince will be received by the officials with
The town of Sassaid, Galicia, has been
destroyed by fire. Thirty-five lives were lost.
The Eastern Flooc
A Great Barrington, Mass., dispatch of
the 20th says: A careful inspection of the
flooded area shows that the devastation has
been more widespread than has been re
ported. More water fell, and the farming
lands and roads have a worse appearance
than was the case during the disastrous
flood at Lee last year. When the cloud
burst the air seemed to be filled with water,
and in a very short time the valley became
transformed into a white-capped lake.
Nearly all of the crops in the valley were
destroyed, and it will take a year to restore
the land to its former fertility, so deeply is
it covered with stones and sand brought
down by the numerous land slides. Althouh
damage to property was very great, the re
ports of loss ot life have been exaggerated.
The only body found is that of Mr. Drum, of
Careyville. It is stated that in Hilldale,
over the line in New York state, not a
mill is left standing or in working order.
At Stillwater, Minn., there were 22 deaths
The Stevens county fair will be held at
Morris, Sept. 6 and 7.
Three hundred burial p^ rmits were issued
at St. Paul, during July.
Mrs. William Donnelly was killed by
lightning on the 29th, 4 miles from Currie,
4 During July there were 209 deaths at
Minneapolis, and of these 104 were from
cholera infantum. The marriages were 190,
the births 208.
Miss Jennie Crosher, whose parents reside
near Mazeppa, was fatally injured at Like
City, Saturday, being thrown from a
wagon by a run away team.
At Minneapolis, at the close of July 209
liquor licenses had been issued at $1,000
each, against 334 in force a year ago, pro
ducing the revenue of $167,000.
The damaged wheat from the Minneap
olis elevator fire sold at auction for $66,600,
to a syndicate of Minneapolis men, who ex
pect a profit of $100,000 on the purchase.
At a picnic in a St. Paul beer garden
Sunday, a policeman received a pistol shot
in the mouth, making a serious but not
dangerous wound. The shooter was locked
At Mankato a 14-year old boy snipe shoot
ing on the river killed himself Saturday,
drawing his gun across the boat the ham
mer caught and the discharge entered his
On the night of the 28th, at Shakopee, a
large frame barn belonging to James Heth
and leased to Reis Bros, as a livery barn, to
gether with eleven horses, all the cutters
and harnesses, was entirely consumed.
Cause unknown, but believed to be incen
diary. There was i an insurance of $400 on
the barn the Germania of New York, but
the contents were not insured. Reis Bros,
lose their entire investment, amounting to
several thousand dollars.
Six men, Gus Brown and Edward Mar
key, married, C. P. Anderson, Thos. Demp.
sey John Johnson, single and one not iden
tified, lost their lives at the rums of the St.
Antnony elevator, Minneapolis, at 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning. These men were
working beside the stone wall of the annex
when a section 14 feet high and 25 feet long
fell, covering them with the red-hot stones.
minutes before a body was reached, and
all were found more or less mangled, though
the intense heat of the stones was sufficient
to have burned them to death. Water
thrown upon the stones to cool them had
produced a steam that cooked the flesh of
the victims. The wall had been supposed
secure, but a heavy body of wheat lodged
against it caused it to give way.
Thomas Tollefsen, aged 30, a driver on
the Cedar avenue street car line, Minne
apolis, was the victim of murder at 2:15 a.
m.,Wednesday,near the Lake street and Ce
dar Ave., turntable. He was shot twice, one
ball passmg into his body an done into the
right thigh. A resident of the neighborhood
heard the shots and went to the car finding
the driver dead. The cash box of the car
had been taken, containing $20.00. There is
no clue to the murderers.
To the President.
Minnesota falls into line with the move
ment for a visit from the President and Mrs.
Cleveland. At a joint meeting at St. Paul
the following was ordered sent by telegraph:
To the President of the United States:
The citizens of St. Paul and Minneapolis,
and of the entire State of Minneaota, have
learned with pleasure tnat you contemplate
a visit to the West the coming fall. We
desire most earnestly to present to you and
Mrs. Cleveland an invitation to extend your
trip to our cities. To assure you of a wel
come which will be in keeping with the
great development in this section of our
country, we inform you that a delegation
has been appointed to visit Washington and
tender you a more formal invitation here
A. R. MCGILL, Governor.
P. H. KELLY, Member National Com.
A. R. SMITH, Mayor of St. Paul.
A. A. AMES, Mayor of Minneapoli
THE PRESIDENT'S REPLY.
Hon. A. R. McGill, governor of Minne
sota Hon. P. H. Kelly, R. A. Smith, mayor
of St. Paul, and A. A. Ames, mayor of
MinneapolisDear Sirs: I thank you for the
cordiality and heartiness manifested in
your dispatch and promise to consider
your invitation with an earnest desire
to accept the same, but may I suggest that
no delegation be sent htre during this try
ing weather to emphasize your wishes. I
will determine the question speedily and to
your satisfaction. Yours etc.,
The Dead Indian.]
AITKIN, Minn., Special: A half-breed
named Santada shot and instantly killed
an Indian named Joe Amos, and attempted
to shoot another named Mescangenas.
After the shooting Santada fled, leaving his
wife and pappoose near the scene of the
tragedy. This morning Mescanagas went
to Santada's wigwam and shot Santada's
pappoose and then left for the purpose of
killing Santada. Serious contentions have
taken place among the Indians regarding
the affair, and a general digging up of the
hatchet in this section is hinted at.
Wm. Parrott, aged 20, a pressman in the
Des Moines Register office, rode into the
river Friday evening, was thrown into deep
water, and drowned.
Mason City and Seney, Plymouth county,
were struck by tornado Friday afternoon.
At Mason City dwellings and barns were
blown down and a number of buildings un
roofed. A Norman mare and colt, valued
at 42,50 were struck by lightning and
killed. The elevator at Seney was struck by
lightning and 3 men shocked, one fatally. A
slight cyclone struck Cherokee.
Secretary Lamar has denied the petition
of the Sioux City & St Paul road for land
claimed for six and one-quarter miles of
road built at the Lemars end of the line.
He orders 123,643 acres of land erroneously
patented to Iowa on account of this line be
thrown open to settlement, it having been
released to the State of Iowa. In the case
of 55,000 acres patented to the Chicago &
St. Paul companies in O'Brien county, he
orders suit to be brought against the Sioux
City & St. Paul company, but not against
the'Milwaukee & St. Paul road.
At Janesville, Friday evening, Harry
Penny, aged 8 years plaving on the river
bank fell into deep water and drowned.
Capt. Gilbert Knapp, the founder of
Racine, died of old age July 31. He was in
the naval service ot the United States, and
porticipated in many battles in 1812. He
was engaged in explorations and revenue
service at different times for nearly 50
August 1st, the Monona Lake assembly
began on its second week and bids fair to
surpass all previous encampments. Ex
cellent weather has appeared throughout.
Thousand of visitors from all parts of the
Northwest have visited the grounds daily to
hear the literary and musical exercises which
are of the highest order.
A fatal accident occurred at Marshfield
July 30. While unloading a flat car of oak
plank, the fastening gave way and falling
lumber terribly mangled John Bruitt, John
Schwartz and August Meyer. Bruitt died
in a few minutes. Schwartz is dangerously
injured and if he recovers will be a cripple
for life. Bi uitt was a single man.
Near Chippewa Falls, Monday, William
H. Dailey was run over and killed by a
freight train on the Wisconsin Central.
Both legs were cut off, the head smashed
and the body otherwise mutilated. Iu his
pockets was found a bottle of whisky. He
was unmarried and employed as a section
hand. His parents live in Michigan. The
engineer saw him lying on the track too
late to stop.
Monday evening, at Janesville, a newly
born babe was found half buried in a
woodshed and the mother was proven to be
Emma Herman, a prepossessmg German
girl who recently come from Waupun. The
child had been stabbed to death and the
head afterwards beaten to a jelly on the
edge of a barrel. Miss Herman, when con
fronted by the officers resisted desperatelv.
It is feared she will attempt suicide. She
claims that the father of the child is a
prominent business man of Waupun.
The amount expended on and required to
complete improvements on the various har
bors in Wisconsin for the year ending June
30,1887, as shown by the report of Capt.
Chas. E. S. B. Davis, U. S. Engineer, just
submitted, is as follows: Oconto, $43,895
amount required to complete improvement,
$102,000. Menominee, $200,070 to complete
$9,000. Pensaukee, $10,552 to complete,
$35,000. Green Bay, $272,142 to complete,
$35,000. Harbor of Refuge at entrance of
Sturgeon Bay canal, $161,678: to complete,
$20,000 Kewaunee, 37,710 to complete,
$146,957. Two Rivers, $197,864 to complete,
$67,588. Manitowoc, $281,385 to complete,
$16,362. Sheboygan, $274,927: to complete,
$97,000 Port Washington, $167,0S1 to com
DEVILS LAKE, Dak., July 30A hail
storm ten miles north of here destroyed 700
acres of wheat.
The Secretary of the Treasury has apWHEAT
pointed James B. Lazear, of Omaha, Na
tional bank examiner for Dakota.
Dakota's Adjt-Gen. Tyner has selected
Huron for the location of the next militia
encampment. It is to be held from the 1st
to the 8th day of September.
At Watertown during the absence from
home of Col. Sheafe and family from Satur
day to Monday burglars ntered the residence
and carried off everything in tbe line of
silver and plate, also Mrs. Sheafe's jewelry.
A new Catholic diocese is to be created in
Dakota the headquarters to be fixed by the
Pope. This will be followed by a cathedral
and various educational institutions.
Father Haire, of Aberdeen is working on
plans for a $10,000 parochial school to be
erected this fall and is confident that he
can secure for Aberdeen the new
Wahpeton telegram 26: Mile Viola, the
four-horse equestrienne in Barrett's circus,
fell from her horses during the performance
here last night, and sustained serious
for carelessness by the manager, and that
she took poison. She was the wife of E. J.
Cross an assistant manager of the circus
and died on the train, enroute to Morris.
Three miles from Castlewood, on the 28th,
the large granary and machine house on
the Keator & Preston ranch, was struck by
lightning and burned with all its contents,
consisting of grain, machinery, etc. The
only things saved were one harvester and
one plow. The loss from $6,000 to $7,000.
The depot at Castlewood was struck by
lightning and burned. Nothing of im
portance was saved.
A Chicago dispatch says: John O'Brien
a nineteen-year-old youth, recently from
Sioux Falls, Dak., confessed in Justice R.
White's court that he had secured a
place as bell boy in the Southern hotel, two
months since, for the express purpose of
robbing Col. and Mrs. Jack Haverly, who
room there, of their jewelry. He had
broken into the room of a lady guest and
stolen $7 in cash, and was given fifty days
in the Bridewell.
A Kansas Device.
In several cities in the State what is
known as the "blind tiger" is the
scheme which is being used to sell beer
and whiskey. A description of this
novel little apparatus, told by a gentle
man who investigated it, is as follows:
"The other day when I was out in
Western Kansas in a town of not over 500
people I asked the hotel proprietor if
there was any place where I could ob
tain some beer. He pointed significant
ly to a little dug-out in the rear ot the
hotel and mentioned me to go ahead.
I did, and passing live or six steps
I entered a room about five feet below
the surface of the earth ten feet long
by six feet wide.
Looking around on either side of me
was the dirt wall, but gazing ahead
was a partition dividing the room. In
the centre of this partition midway
from the floor to the ceiling was a re
volving cylinder divided into compart
ments. Above this "wheel," as it was
called, was printed the following words
on a placard:
PUT YOUR MONEY
On the wheel.
Your change will
Becr,4 per bottle.:
B( er, 5c per glass.
Two drinks for 25c.:
"I went down into my pocket, and,
finding among the ruins a 50-cent
piece I placed it on the wheel in one of
the compartments. In a clear and
distinctive tone of voice I said:
"One bottle of beer, please."
For a second silence reigned supreme
in the cave-like saloon. I soon heard
a creaking sound, the wheel revolved,
and my 50-cent piece disappeared from
"For the space of several minutes 1
heard nothing then the wheel revolved
once more and before my astonished
gaze rested a bottle of beer, a glass,
and a ten cent piece, the glass being in
one compartment and the beer in the
other. drank the forbidden fluid in
silence, and placing the empty glass
and bottle back in the compartments
of the wheel I saw them whisked from
my sight, and then I withdrew.
"Now, at no time was the party who
sold me the liquor visible, and it would
be impossible for me to swear who or
what he was. The partition which
divided the cave and behind which the
unknown seller transacted his business
was very tight, having but one crack
in it. I looked through this, striving
to see what was behind the m} sterious
partition, but I could but see one thing
and that was a Go\ernment license
from the Internal Revenue Office at
A Persian Story
A traveler in Persia relates the fol
lowing incident: I was on a visit to
a Judge when a man was brought in
who stoutly denied the ofi'ense with
which he was charged. The beglerbcg
(Judge) sent for a whip. 'I vow I am
innocent,' said the accused, as he crossed
his hands over his breast, at the same
time stretching forward one ot his
fingers. The minions of justice stood
ready to strike at a signal from the
Judge, who fixed his eyes on the breast
of the prisoner and exclaimed: 'You
'B thy venerable head, I
vow I am not guilty!1
accused, now raising two fingers.
This process was continued until he at
last stretched out five fingers of each
hand, when the beglerbeg remarked:
'Good, let him go lie is innocent.' I
learned afterward that by raising his
finger the prisoner meant the Judge to
understand that he offered one tonan
(about 10s.) for his release, and had
been compelled to raise the amount by
successive bids to 10 tonens (5) in
order to satisfy the demands of Persian
St. Paul, August 1
Wheat, No Hard $ 72 72}
Wheat, No. 1 Northern. 71 7l)
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 70 (to 70
Corn, No. 2 33 0 H4
Oats, No. 2 mixed 28 29
Oats, No. 2 white 28 29
BarleyNo. 2 58 58
Rye No. 2 42 (d 42
FlaxSeed 95 (& 95
Baled Hay, upland 5 00 (g 7 00
Baled Hay, timothy 8 50 9 50
Flour, patent $4 25 4 40
Flour straights 4 15 4 30
Flour, bakers 3 40 60
Butter, creamery 16 IS
Butter, dairy 12 14
Cheese 12 13
Eggs, fresh 12^ri 13
Potatoes new, 60 70
Dressed Beef, steers -^i 5
Veal 5 6
Steers 12 50 3 00
Hogs 4 0-) 5 00
Sheep 2 25 3 40
Minneapolis, August 1.
NO. 1 Hard i 71 71^
No. 1 Northern 70 7044
No. 2 Northern 69 (A 69
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 5j
Chicago, August 1.
Wheat, cash 68^1 69K
Corn, cash 38 3S%
Oats, cash 243^@ 24%
FlaxSeed 107 1 07
MESS PORK 15 00 15 0 5
Cattle, $3 10 3 40
Hogs 5 00 (2)5 4*
Sheep 3 10 3 55
Milwaukee, August 1.
No. 1, Hard, Cash 69 69)$
Duluth, August 1.
No. 1, Hard, August..... 73 73#