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WatTBEN AFPXAL TVB1ABBXSO COMPACT.
ST. PAUL, MHOIESOTA.
.CHOLERA is on the increase in Italy.
MRS. LANGTKY'S 7,000 acres of Cali
fornia land cost her just $100,000.
MM E. NILSSON owns two buildings
in Boston that are assessed at $123,000.
O the four thousand Englishmen re
siding in New Haven less than 500 are
are registered voters.
WIIXIAM M. STARK, reeently oppoint-
ed collector of customs at New London
Conn., is an descendant of General
Stark, of revolutionary fame. I
COLONEL CHARLES CHAHXE LONG is
now in Washington preparing for his
start to Corea, which will be made
about the 10th of September.
HERR VON LADE, the famous culti-
vator of rare species of grapes atGaisen
heim, in the Rheingan, has just cele
brated his seventieth birthday.
ELIHU E. JACKSON, the Democratic
nominee for governor of Maryland, is
about 50 years of age. He is happily
married and has five children.
PRINCE KRAPOTKINE has written an
indignant letter to M. Bocbefort pro
testing against the enthusiasm of Re
publican France for M. Katkoff.
POBEDOUNCZEW is the uncompromis-
ing name of the man who will probably
succeed the late Editor Katkoff as the
leader of the Russian Pan-slavists.
THE Republique Francise states that
the Sultan of Turkey has granted a con
cession to a French syndicate for the
construction of a harbor at Salonica.
THE fortune of the late William A.
Kenneally, who died in Brooklyn in
1867, is still without an heir. Good
investments have swelled it to $500,000.
GENERAL SHERMAN is preparing a
paper to be read before the Army of
Tennessee at its September reunion in
Detroit. will attend the convention
of the Grand Army at St. Louis as a
delegate from Missouri.
A STATEMENT is going the rounds to
the eflect that seventh-five thousand
of "She" have beenissued in this coun
try, but just now many cents H. Rider
Haggard has received from the sale of
them is not announced.
JOHN G. WHITTLER, who was at Sen-
ter House, Lake Winnepesaukee, at the
time it was burned a few days ago,
withstood the excitement and shock of
the fire very well for a man in feeble
health and 80 years of age.
THE hot waves bore comfort to Smith
Terhune, a young man in the employ
of the Windsor, N. S., Furniture Com
pany, who has received information
that he is the heir of a property in Bos
ton known as T. Wharf, valued at $1,-
FREDERI CK W. VANDERBILT has con-
tracted for the erection of a magnificent
residence on his Newport estate, which
when finished will be the handsomest
in that place. There isJnoGtruth in the
rumor that he is to buy the late Miss
MA J. BASH, Paymaster United States
Army, who was robbed several months
ago at Antelope Springs, Wyo., by a
cowboy, has been suspended from duty
and ordered to his home to await
AN English nobleman with three
titles is soon expected to visit New
York. He is Lord Mowbray, Seagrave,
and Stourton, and he is equipped with a
long-drawn-out pedigree that runs back
to 1295. uses all of his titles in
signing his name.
THE body of Mrs. James Scott
has arrived at Philadelphia from Lon
don. Mrs. Scott's death was caused,
the certificate of the Coroner states,
"by taking a dose of chloral, used as
an anodyne, while the action of the
heart was in a weakened condition
from over-exertion and heat."
AERONAUT BALEWI N, who jumped
from his balloon from an altitude of
5,000 feet, atQuiney, HI., on the Fourth
of July, has applied for permission to
make an ascension in Chicago, with the
intention of repeating his leap.
will use the same parachute which drop
ped him safely at Quincy.
THE lateSylvanus Cobb made a great
deal of money out of his writings, and
and lived in a fine house at Hyde Park,
Mass. His sanctum was in a tower at
the top of the house. He wrote at a
large, old-fashioned desk eovered with
pens, papers, knives and an old ink
stand. Rows of books stood on shelves
all about. There was a work chair and
a resting chair, and there were also old
guns, sabres, ramrods, arrows, and
trinkets, odds and ends, curiosities,
pictures, photographs, sketches, flow
ers and curious contrivances of no earth
ly use except to suggest odd fancies.
mh Domestic SettifM'
The rains which came on the 9th and 10th,
mitigated to some extent the exceeding
drouth that was existing in Wisconsin,
Michigan, Iowa and Illinois and quenched
many forest and prairie fires. The damage
done by the fires and the drying up of pas
tures and destroying crops, amounts in the
aggregate to a vast sum and the coming
Winter forbodes destitution and suffering in
many sections. The scarcity of water nas
been a painful feature of the situation and
the distress of cattle has been very great.
At some places water sold readily at 5 cents
a pail. For the present, at least, the worst
has passed. *k%$b V"1
A telegram from Butte, Mont.,'says it I
now certain that the losses among cattle
last winter by storms and severe weather
were much greater than the large estimates
lven at the time admitted. The ranges
ave been thoroughly traversed and cattle
men admit losses will in no case be less than
50 per cent, while in many instances they
will run as high as 75. The calf crop was
unusually light. One firm which branded
500 last year found that many hundreds
were drowned by seeking holes in the ice
for water and bodies were swept away by
A dispatch from Columbia, (South Caro
lina, says that full one half the rice crop of
the state has been lost by the freshets of the
last ten days. Thousands of acres on the
Carolina side of the Carolina river are al
most totally destroyed, some of the land
being under water for the third this season
the same is true on the Savannah and
Ogeechee rivers and the great fields on the
Altamaha are threatened but not yet lost.
The Phenix Insurance Company of
Brooklyn, N. Y., capital 11,000,000, has
been required by the State Superintendent
of Insurance to call on its stockholders to
make good an impairment of its capital
amounting to $500,000, or reduce its capital
stock from $1,000,000 to $500,000, and the
company decides to reduce its capital stock
The imports of dry goods at the port of
New York last week amounted to $2,598,339,
of which $1,852,813 were entered for con
sumption and $745,496 were warehoused.
The amount withdrawn from warehouses
for the week was $624,167, making the total
amount thrown on the market $2,480,010.
Negroes of Desha county, Arkansas, are
much excited because Dr. Harrison, a col
ored, voodoo doctor, has been convicted of
murdering one of his patients through the
administration of poison. He has been sen
tenced to a term in prison for manslaughter,
but is likely to be lynched.
Indignant citizens of Wilkesbarre", Pa.,
caused the arrest of the Mayor of the city
and the 19 council men for neglect of all
sanitary provisions for the health and
cleanliness of the city, the whole town being
infected with amass of filth unprecedented
Ohio still remains an October State, as to
election of State officers in off years, when
there are no congressmen to elect. The
Republicans open their state campaign at
Caldwell, Sept 7, with Gov. Foraker.
A daily stage line is now in operation
between Thompson's Falls, Mont., a station
on the Northern Pacific, to Murray, Idaho,
assing through the Cceur d' Alene mining
Bad blood exists in San Francisco be.
tween the Austrians and Scandinavians
and at a picnic it was necessary to have
police protection for the Austrian flag.
The First National Bank of Heppner, Ore.,
capital $50,000, and the First National Bank
of Madison, Neb., eapital $50,000, have been
authorized to commence business.
Prof. King successfully crossed the
Niagara river on a water bicycle, this week.
The Rocky Mountain locust is destroying
crops in the Northwest Territory.
Mrs. Harvey Willis, of Oswego, N. Y.,
beat her mother, Mrs. Rawlinson, so badly
that she died.
At Chicago on Thursday, County Com
missioner Klehm, the informer, who plead
guilty was fined $1,000, the States attorney
asking for him the clemency of the court.
At Charleston, W. Va.. on the 9th,
Charles Williams, who was confined in jail
for the murder of James Aldridge, a few
days before was taken from jail by citizens
and hanged to a tree.
Jake Sharp, is said to be dying in the Lud
low Street Jail in New York. He is unable
to move, and is in a state of semi-conscious
ness most of the time. When he is con
scious his moaning can be heard beyond the
prison walls. Every bone in his body
A bloody fight took place on the 10th, at
Cape Charles in the lower part of the
eastern shore of Virginia between sailors
from a fishing fleet and citizens, the former
being intoxicated. Five men were killed of
the fishing party,?and several wounded who
were carried off to the fishing fleet.
Frank M. Langston, son of ex-Minister
Langston, who has been on trial for killing
a man in Petersburg, Va., a few weeks
since, has been convicted of manslaughter
and sentenced to the penitentiary for
eight years. Langston's respectable con
nections and the worthless character of the
negro he killed probably saved his neck
from the halter.
On the return trip of the steamer Alaska
from Put-in-bay to Detroit, Mich., Thursday
night a gang of toughs took possession of
the boat assaulting men, insulting women
and robbing passengers without any pre
tense of concealment. Three passengers
were badly pounded, and the crew and the
passengers were so terrorized no resistance
was offered. On arrival at Detroit, two
patrol wagons were called and 11 arrests
The west-bound passenger train on the
Southern Pacific was run off a switch near
Papago, about fifteen miles east of Tucson,
Ariz., Thursday night by four masked men.
The engine was ditched and the express car
robbed of about $3,500. The robbery oc
curred at the same point where the west
bound express was robbed in Aprillast. The
robbers were cool and bold and armed with
Winchester rifles and pistols and did a good
deal of firing to intimidate passengers and
At Mexico, Missouri, Anp Brettster, col
ored, left her two children, aged five years
and ten months respectively, in an 8x8
room closely shut up while she went to a
neighbor's house to spend the night. At
night when the room was opened a norrible
sight presented itself. The elder child was
almost suffocated and the baby was in the
throes of death. A portion of the flesh of
the breast and stomach had been eaten
away by the elder child, who was almost
starved. The mother is under arrest as the
younger child will die.
Miss Eunice Undley, of Point Pleasant,
W. Va., had two lovers, Amos and Bradley
Townsend, cousins. At her suggestion they
drew "straws" to see which should become
her husband. Bradley won the lady's hand.
Amos at once withdrew and started for
home, leaving his successful rival with the
girl on the porch. A few minutes after his
departure she report of a gun rang out, and
Bradley Townsend was horror stricken to
find that his sweetheart had fallen dead
with a bullet through her heart. Amos,
who is undoubtedly the assassin, has not
since been seen. The community is greatly
Fred Hopt, alias "Welcome," was shot to
death in the yard of the penitentiary, four
miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah on the
11th, for the murder of John F. Turner at
Park City, Utah, July 3, 1880. The firing
party consisted of five men with rifles. He
came out of his cell smoking a cigar, and
kept it in his mouth to the last. He posed
as for a photograph. He was seated in a
chair upon a blanket and sat up firm and
straight. Marshal Dyer gave the word:
"Ready, fire!" The crack of five rifles
rang out as one, the body falling forward
and the chair falling over backward, his
stiff limbs resting on the rug as when he
sat upright. Two bullets pierced the small
rosette pinned over his heart, one a Hfctie
Kre at Garden, a village in Big Bay de
Noque,Mich., on the 9th, destroyed the
hotel and livery stable of Robert A. Mc
Donald and six other buildings. A fortu
nate change of wind saved the business
part ot tie town. The horses were all
saved. Loss, $7,000. No insurance.
A passenger train on the Georgia R.
ran off abridge near Albany, Ga., Friday
Sht. 13 passengers were injured, but
Nine buildings caught fire, from burning
swamp, at Sandusky, Sanilac county,
Mich., on the 9th, and burned, including the
court-house, hotels, stores, etc.
Hargadine, McKittrick & Co's, dry goods
house at St. Louis burned on the 11th loss
$350,000 insurance $260,000. Seven men were
buried under debris of falling walls.
A fire supposed to be of incendiary origin
destroyed a square at Pittsburg, Pa., Fri
day evening,bounded by 5th, Wood, Smith8
field streets and Virginia alley, the loss ex
ceeding $1,000,000. Upon this ground, about
three-fourths of an acre, were some of the
more prominent buildings, including Ma
sonic hall, the Dispatch building, wholesale
and retail stores, etc. The insurance is
thought to be two-thirds of the loss.
The shoe factory at W olfboro, N. H.
burned on the 10th, together with nine
dwellings. The factory was the largest in
the state and had 500 employes. Loss $125,-
000, insurance light.
At Salt Lake City, Utah, on the 9th fire
caused losses of $60,000 to G. M. Shott, hard
ware $20,000 to Remington & Johnson,
grocers, and $5,000 to various small con
cerns. Insurance ample.
Dyersburg, Ky., a small village on the
Cumberland river, suffered the loss of
eleven buildings by fire on the 11th, in the
principal part of the town, chiefly stores.
Loss forty to fifty thousand dollars.
The peanut warehouse of Bishop & Spear
and Eire's grocery, adjoining, burned on
the 10th, at St. Louis, Mo. Three firemen
were killed and two probably fatally in
jured by falling walls. The loss exceeds
Three lumber docks, with over 5,000,000
feet of lumber were burned, and five otherTthe
small fires, all incendiary, were started on
the 8th and 9th at Muskegon, Mich., the
total loss reaching $200,000, with partial in
At Montreal, Quebec, ou the 9th, the
Montreal Ware housing Company's build
ing was damaged by fire to the extent of
$40,000. One hundred and twenty-five,
thousand bushels of grain were also de
stroyed, the loss on which is $60,000: in
At Concord, N. H., a large warehouse
building took fira Tuesday evening. On
the third floor eight members of a band
were practicing, and the stairway being on
fire they jumped to the ground, 80 feet, and
seven of them sustained very serious
By the overturning of a working skip at
the Cleveland mine, at Ishpeming Mich.,
Thursday, Edwin Cox and two other men,
names unknown, were killed. They fell
200 feet, to the bottom of the shaft. Three
others were injured two of them probably
On the 9th, a a collision occurred at
Chatanooga between a switch engine and a
assenge train of the East Tennessee
James Burgess, the passenger
engineer, and William Bradon, his fireman
were fatally injured while attempting to
leap from the tram.
A bridge on the Indianapolis & Evans
ville R. R., near Sabine City, gave way Fri
day forenoon throwing a train down a
gully 15 feet. Six of the passengers in the
car had quite serious injuries, one of which
maybe fatal. The bridge was a wooden
one over a culvert, and worn out.
The Giant Powder works, 6 miles from"
San Francisco, California, exploded at 2 p.
m. Thursday. The force of the explosion
was such that windows along the battary
front in San Francisco were smashed and
buildings throughout the entire business
portion of the city quivered to an extent
that it was believed the city had sustained
a heavy eartquake shock. There werefour
shocks. Four men were killed and six
At Albany, N. Y. John J. Reilly, aged 22,
foreman in the scratch shop of Rathbun,
Sard & Co's stove foundry, dissappeared
Saturday morning. His body was found in
an oven for baking ladles. It was presumed
he went in there, and laying down, went to
sleep. Fire was started Saturday and the
door of the oven was then locked. His
presence not being noticed, he was baked
for about 40 hours.
Fires on the 14th destroyed the Louisville,
Ky., Spoke factory, loss $30,000 three
stores at Washington, D. loss $25,000
lumberyards at East Boston, Mass., loss
$30,000 the Greenwood school house at
Hyde Hark, Boston, Mass., loss $22,000
Augusta, Ga., Lumbard's foundry, loss $15,-
000 at Pittsburg, Pa., by the upsetting of a
candle standing by the coffin of a child
awaiting burial, the coffin took fire and
burned to ashes and the remains were re
duced to cinders.
The yacht Dawn, hailing from Hammond,
Ind., was found capsized Sunday evening
off Hyde Park, a suburb of Chicago. En
tangled the sails wag the lifeless body of
a man. The yacht and the body were both
brought ashore, and communication with
Hammond established the fact that the
dead man was Frank Evans, of the place
named. He, with Frank Brayam, whose
futher owned the yacht, and Thomas Col
lins, had gone for a sail that afternoon.
Bryam and Collins are without doubt dead,
but their bodies have not yet been recov
At Wilmington, Delaware, fire broke outin
3 places at the same moment in Ruth's house
furnishing factory and the establishment
was damaged $30,000 by the successful in
cendarism. In the drug store of Clinton,
Webb at Macon, 111., a terrific explosion oc
curred causing the instant death of Nelson
McDamel and the probable fatal injury of
Mr. Webb. The druggist was engaged in
compounding a mixture when the explosion
occurred. No one was present except Webb
and McDaniel, and it will be difficult to
learn whatJ^ebb was doing. He is unable
Into the Jaws of Death., V^*
All the railway horrors in the history of
this country were surpassed three-miles
east of Chatsworth, Ills., Thursday morn
ing, when an excursion train on the Toledo,
Peoria & Western road dropped through a
burning bridge and over one hundred peo
ple were killed, and four times that number
more or less badly injured. The train was
composed of six sleeping cars, six day
coaches and chair cars and three baggage
cars, It was carrying 960 passengers, all
excursionists, and was bound for Niagara
Falls. The train had been made up all
along the line of the Toledo, Peoria & West
ern road, and the excursionists hailed from
various points in Central Illinois, the bulk
of them, however, coming from Peoria.
Two engines were employed to draw the
heavy train, and the run was slowly made
at first, but near Chatsworth, 111., the speed
was increased until the train had the mo
mentum at times of nearly a mile a minute
Three miles east of Chatsworth, the awfui
calamity occurred on the comparatively
small culvert about ten feet long and not
more than twelve feet high. The en
gineer on the head engine saw ablaze as he
neared the bridge, but supposed it to be
the grass on fire. Too late he saw that the
culvert itself was ablaze and upon this tot
tering structure the train plunged going at
the rate of thirty miles an hour. The first
engine passed over safely but the second
went into the ditch, burying and killing
McClintock, and in after came the rest of
the train. All the coaches, except the
sleeper, plunged in and telescoped each
other. For an instant the sound of crushing
tunbers was stilled, then from out the
awful silence rose groans and cries of
Ail of the day cars went into tjjat narrow
crushed and smashed together by
.great velocity of the huge train, the
Dera remaining upon the track, all their
its unharmed. The first care of the
and uninjured was to rescue the hurt
care for the dead, and to this end a
hours fight with fire ensued. There
no water, earth was the only weapon
the fire could be fought, and so
attempt was made to smother it out.
was no pick or shovel to dig it up no
tso barrows to carry it in, and\so,
desperate, they dug their fingers down into
earth, which a long drouth had baked
ostashard as stone, heaped the precious
handsful thus hardly won upon the en
croaching flames, and with this earthwork,
built handful by handful, kept back the foe.
As the last spark of fire died away a
light came up in the East to take its place,
and dawn came upon a scene of horror.
While the fight had been going on men had
been dying, and there were not so many
wounded to take out of the wreck as there
bad been four hours before, but in the
meantime the country had been aroused.
Help had come from Chatsworth, Forest
and Piper City, and as the dead were laid
reverently alongside of each other out in
the corn-field, there were ready hands to
take them into Chatsworth, while some of
the wounded were carried to Piper City.
One hundred and eighteen was the awful
poll of the dead, while the wounded number
four times that many. The lull tale of the
dead cannot, however, be told yet for days.
Chatsworth was turned into a morgue.
The town hall, the engine house and the de
pot were all full of dead bodies, while every
house in the little village had its quota of
the wounded. There were over one hun
dred corpses lying in extemporized dead
houses, and every man and woman turned
into an ameteur but zealous nurse. Over in
a lumber yard the noise of hammers and
saws rang out in the air, and in it busy car
penters were making rough coffins to carry
to their homes the dead, bodies of the excur
sionists who, 12 hours previous, had left
their homes foll-of pleasurable expectations.
One of the survivors relates that as he
first engine Cleared the bridge the brush
beneath it flamed up as if oil had been
ignited. He was fast in the wreck and
called for assistance. He was aided by
some one outside, and as soon as he was
safely out of the wreck his rescuer grasped
his watch and tore it from him. Another
man was robbed of his chain, the vandal
failing to get his watch. Also the fingers of
the dead, upon which were valuable rings,
were cut off. The robbing of the dead and
injured gave rise to the terrible Teport
that the bridge had been fired and the train
purposely wrecked for the sake of plunder.
But no confidence is placed in the report
here. It is believed that the robbing was
th work of vandals who happened to be at
When the dead bodies were laid out in the
corn fields these hyenas turned them over in
their search for valuables and that the
plunder was done by an organized gang
was proven by the fact that this morning,
outin the cornfield, 16 purses, all empty,
were found in one heap. It was a ghastly
plundering, and had the plunderers been
caught they would surely have been
was with-which the at.
desi the i
Additional deaths from the excursion
train accident now make the number of
dead 156. Testimony is being given to a
Coroner's jury and the Railroad Commis
sion of the state will investigate. If it be to
show that the railroad company was guilty
ot negligence the liability that will follow
to the dead and injured with be almost or
quite a million dollars, a claim that would
suffice to bankrupt the road. The belief is
growing that the bridge was set on fire for
the purpose of wrecking the train, affording
an opportunity to rob the passengers.
But one death isreported since the last sum
mary, and the wounded are said to be doing
very well. At Peoria and other adjacent
places the mournful ceremonies of burial of
the dead have taken place, and the people
at that place, at Chatsworth and Piper
City are most devoted to those lying in the
hospitals and if skill and kindly care can
avail the sufferers have every chance for
restoration. The last vestige of the wreck
has been cleared away, but the sorrow for
the lost remains to the hearts of the
people forever, An expert examination
of the burned bridge over the fated culvert
has been made by J. O. Chapman, Profes
sor of Civil Engineering in the Illinois Uni
versity, and he gives it as his opinion that
the bridge was of ample strength for the
weight of the train had not its lower tim
bers been weakened by fire. Prof. Chap
man says he finds no traces of incendiary
firing of the bridge, but on the other hand
is of the opinion that the fire left by the
section men late in the afternoon, who
were, by their own testimony, burning the
grass only 40 rods awav, was driven down
to the culvert after they left by a slight
change of wind. Otherwise it is possible
that sparks from the special train of the
superintendent of bridges, the last train be
fore the fateful excursion, kindled in the
grass near the culvert and burned slowly
for along time, and finally fired the culvert.
Two more deaths have occurred at
Chatsworth, but otherwise the situation
remained unchanged. In regard to the
adjustment of claims by the railroad com
pany it is said that as soon as the whole
matter can be looked up by the stockholders
settlements will be made without delay or
any resort to the courts.
Political and Personal.
The Mayor of Chicago has paid a visit to
New York to see how things are done in a
President Cleveland will spend the last
week of August at the West Virginia fishing
grounds as the guest of Senator Kenna.
Ex-Lieut. Gov. Blackburn, a brother of
U. S. Senator Blackburn, is dying of
Bright's disease, at his home, Louisville,
Postmaster General Vilas left Washing
ton Wednesday for his home in Madison,
Wis., where he expects to remain some
Judge Edward W. Pettus of Alabama, is
now prominently mentioned as the successor
of Justice Woods on the United States
Supreme Court bench.
The Acting Attorney General, at Wash
ington, has appointed A. J. Clarke, of
Columbus, O., to be assistant to the United
States attorney for the district of Utah.
Gen. George Custis Lee, president of the
Washington and Lee University, of Vir
ia, the oldest son of the late Gen. Robert
Lee, inlying dangerously ill at Ravens
Senator Beck of Kentucky was at St.
Paul, Minn., the other day and the local
papers found out that the sturdy Scotch
man knew enough to know how not to be
In passing the accounts of the late chief
signal officer, GenHazen, Second Comptrol
ler Butler found that $276 was due Gen.
Hazenfor quarters, but as an offset to part
of thishefonnd an over payment in 1864
of $77. %JM -S5S*
A statemenTprepared at the 'interior de
partment shows that from Jan. 16, 1886, to
July 1, 1887, there were 255 civil service
appointments made in that department,
exclusive of 27 transfers and one reinstate
ment. SSM*" 4v ^-^z
George M. Swaim, of Iowa Arthur A
Holmes, of Indiana Lucien M. Turner, of
Illinois John S. McKiernan, of Pennsylva
nia, and John P. Stout, of Ohio, have been
appointed special examiners in the pension
office, under civil service rules.
2 The Massachusetts Democratic state com
mittee has decided to hold the State con
vention at Worcester on Tuesday, Sept 20.
It was decided that the convention should
choose four delegates and four alternates
to the next national Democratic convention.
At Tuscan, Arizona, the anniversary of
Geronimo's surrender to Gen. Miles has
been set apart as a day for the presentation
of a sword to Gen. Miles. The sword will be
made by Tiffany & Co., of New York, at a
cost of $1,000. Over 10,000 people con
tributed to the fund.
Bessie Washington Tompkins, daughter
of a third cousin of Geo. Washington died
Tuesday night at the Grand Hotel New
York city. She was the daughter of George
A. Washington, of Nashville, and wife of
ex-Judge Tompkins, of Georgia, and was
celebrated for her beauty.
The author of "Grandfather's Clock" died
recently in the University Hospital, London
The song is better known than the writer
of it, a Mr. B. C. Bertrand, who tried again
and again but nevi-r afterward caught the
public taste. He-was an actor, a theatrical
manager and a dramatist.
Senator Riddleberger was released from
the Winchester, Va., jail, at 2 o'clock in the
morning by 100 men from Edinburg, who
took the Senator by means of ladders
placed at the upper windows. How far
^Sre Nermann will go toward holding the
100 for contempt remains to be seen. *~r
When Senator Leland Stanford*was
before the Pacific Railroad Commission he
declined to answer questions in regard to
expenditure of funds for the purpose of
influencing legislation and now he has been
cited to appear before a United States
Circuit Judge at San Francisco to show
cause why he should not be compelled to
At 10 a.m., on the 13thf'Amor Smith,
mayor of Cincinnati, was very quietly mar
ried to Miss Ida Sennet, at the residence of
the Rev. Rust, who ofliciated. Mr. Smith
has been a widower thirteen years and has
several children, one of whom, Alvin, aged
twenty-three, a clerk in the probate court,
was so incensed at his father's marriage
that he refused to attend the company.
The bride is aged thirty-three. She was a
popular clerk a dry goods store on Race
Controller Trenholm, who recently called
for National bank statements, says he finds
the monetary condition of the country
natural and healthy, and there isno cause
for any expectation of any stringency of
funds required for moving crops or for any
of the legitimate and necessary demands of
general business. A declining stock market
at this season or the reduction of the
reserve in Eastern banks the Controller
thinks is no reason for producing any
degree of apprehension throughout the
The 11th annual demonstration of the
united Irish societies was held at Chicago,
Monday afternoon. About 10,000 people
were in attendance. John F. Finerty was
made chairman. Speeches were made by
Rev. G. W. Pepper, of Ohio, and Father
Hayes, of Iowa. Resolutions were adopted
denouncing the compromise of Sir George
Trevelyan, and pledging theJrish party of
this country to the support of Ireland in
her struggle for liberty. Another meeting
was held in the evening at which Father
Hayes and Senator Ingalls were the prin
Ex-United States Senator Sargent, died
at San Francisco, Cal., on the 14th, from
enlargement of the spleen producing blood
poisoning. He was born Newburyport,
Mass., Sept. 28, 1827 he learned the trade of
a printer and became an editor in 1849 he
went to the Golden State studied law and
entered upon practice in 1854 he served
three terms in Congress, the last expiring
March 31,1873, when he entered the Senate
serving one term he afterwards was
Minister to Germany and President Arthur
appointed him Minister to Russia since the
expiration of that service he had resumed
his profession at San Francisco.
In the Norwich parliamentary election
the Gladstonians secured a sweeping victory
much to the dismay of their Tory opponents.
Two-thousand buildings were burned in
the recent conflageration at Scutairi,
Turkey. Three persons were burned to
death, and thousands left homeless and in
The London Standard's Vienna corres
pondent says: "England, Austria and Italy
have sent Turkey an identical note declaring
that they consider the election of Prince
Ferdinand legal. It is reported that Turkey's
attitude is becoming friendly."
Prince Ferdinand, has appeared before
the Bulgarian Sobranje received the oath
and signed the constitution and issued a
proclamation, which there was no refer
ence to Russia. It is said Prince Ferdinand
has insured his life for two million florins.
The inquiry conducted at Rome, Italy, by
the minister of commerce into the effect of
American trade upon the orange and lemon
production of Italy has been concluded. The
report states that Californians supply the
American market throughout the year that
in Florida the plantations are not situated
on land suitable for the growth of oranges,
while in regard to Louisiana the opinion is
expressed that Italy has nothing to fear,
the season their being very brief.
At London, on the 9th, a rib roast break
fast in honor of Mr. Simon Cameron, was
given by Buffalo Bill and Nat Saulsbury in
the marquee of the Wild West camp. A
score of distinguished gentlemen were
present, including Chauncey M. Depew,
Murat Halsted, Gen. Hawley, Leonard
Jerome and Justin McCarthy. Mr. Phelps,
the United States minister, sent his regrets,
saying that he was going to Scotland.
Grilled nbs were served to the guests on
the homeliest of platters, and were eaten
Indian fashion with keen relish.
From Queen Victoria.
The Queen of England sends the following
reply to President Cleveland's letter of
Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the King
dom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen
Defender of the Faith, Empress of India,
etc., to the President of the United States of
America, sendeth greeting Our good
FriendWe have received from the hands
of Mr, Phelps, the United States minister at
our court, the letter which you addressed
to us on the 26th of May last, and in which
you convey your congratulations and those
of the people of the United States on the oc
casion of the celebration of the fiftieth an
niversary of our accession to the throne
We request you to accept our best thanks
for this proof of friendship and good will,
which, with the similar proofs we have re
ceived from the rulers and people of other
states, has caused us the most sincere grati
fication. We thank you also for the choice
you have made of Mr. Phelps to be the in
terpreter of your sentiments on this occa
sion. We request you to accept in return
our best wishes for your own uninterrupted
happiness and welfare, and for the pros
perity of the United States of America, and
so we recommend you to the protection of
Given at our court at Windsor Castle the
18th day of July, in the year of our Lord
1887 and in the fifty-first year of our reign.
Your good friend, VICTOEIA, R.
Oct. 1 the free-delivery system will be es
tablished at Janesville, Wis.
At Milwaukee, Thomas Burns, sixty-eight
years old, employed at the West Milwaukee
shops, sat on a railing in front of his house
waiting for his family to come from church.
He lost his balance, fell backward and
broke his neck, being killed instantly.
Shaft No. 1 of the Ashland mine, near
Hurley, Wis., caved in Thursday afternoon
at 5:30 o'clock, killing three men and
injuring another so badly that he is not ex
pected to live. Only one of the men was
married and he leaves a wife and 5 children
Paul OstrowsM, seventeen years old, was
shot and killed at Milwaukee by August
Hernke. a dock laborer. The latter was
shooting at a target in National Park,
when Ostrowski came within range of
Hernke's rifle. He was hit in the region of
the heart and died soon after.
Prof. J. M. Turner, who took the school
census of the city of Ashland in June last,
also took at the same time the number of
people connected with private families only,
not including boarding houses or hotels.
He found 9,218. Of the number residing in
the city not included in his list there must
be at least 2,000 more, which gives the city
of Ashland a population of over 11,000
Many have so estimated it, but had no facts
to verify it. This is from actual count and
personal visitation of every house in the
city, carefully and systematically per
formed. Although some estimate it upon
this basis at 12,000, it seems perfectly
reliable and within bounds to call it 11,0001
Specials from every portion of the state
show that the recent rain storm was
general, and that the drouth-stricken
districts have been effectually relieved.
The storm was accompanied by high wind,
which played havoc with trees and build
ings. Hail broke thousands of panes of
glass in Richland Center, and throughout
the county, ^md corn was badly ,hmrt. A
daughter of Jenson Miller, -of Futon, and
Miss Henderson, of Illinois, guests of the
Miller family, were drowned by the cap
sizing of a boat in *the storm in Lake
Kegousa. Two others were rescued. The
victims were about 20 years of age. Near
Lancaster, Grant county, lightning struck
the. barn of Thos. Beetham, which was des
troyed, together with its contents.' Beetham
and a daughter were rendered insensible
and the cows which they were milking
were Irilled. The animals fell upon
Beetham and his daughter, but* they were
rescued by the wife and hired man.
light of several fires was visible at Lan
caster, but telegraphic communication was
obstructed and no news could be received.
Red Wing is stretching the electric light
There has been but one death in the vil
lage of Cannon Falls, this year.
The St. Paul Y. M. C. A has a Chinese
sabbath school, with an attendance of 25 to
30 chinamen. 4~L ?V
The Minnesota Natural Gas and Fuel
Company of Albert Lea, has incor
porated with $1,500,000 Capital.
A machinist named Isaacs, riding in a
handsom cab, at |St. Paul, Sunday after
noon,.suddenly jumped out, fell under the
wheels and was killed. He was intoxicated.
During a thunder storm, Thursday after
noon, the 9-year-old daughter of Syver Ol
son, living three miles north of Granite
Falls, was Killed by lightning while bring
ing the herd.
There were six births in Rochester, Olm
sted Co., during July, three American, two
German and one Danish. Four deaths occur
red, one heart disease, one paralysis, one
drowning, and one scrofulosis.
A twelve-year-old son of Stephen Shong
of the town of Orange, while out hunting
Sunday was kicked on the forehead by an
overloaded gun and his skull crushed. He
lies in a very critical condition.
Mrs. O. F. Perkins, wife of Hon. O.
Perkins of Northfield, fell from the railroad
bridge at Spring creek Sunday morning and
was killed. Deceased was fifty-two years
of age, and had been a resident of North
field for several years.
The safe at the Anhauser-Busch Bottling
Works in St Paul was blown open early
Wednesday morning and robbed. One of
the burglars was captured by the police
after a fight, in which he was shot in the
mouth, and was identified as "Prussian
Frank," a noted cracksman lately operating
William, the 19-year-old son of Fred
Reamer, of Nunda, Freeborn county, on
Tuesday went out to mow a meadow near
by, but at noon failed to come to dinner,
when a young girl was sent to look for him,
She discovered his dead body lying in the
rass ten paces from the gnn, evi
having been shot by accident.
The confirmation of the rumors regard
ing the sale of a seven-twentieth interest in
the St. Louis River Improvement com
pany's water power by Jay Cooke and
others for $700,000 cash has created interest
in that section. Private dispatches state
that the work of constructing several dams
near Fond du Lac will be let to contractors
as soon as possible.
Mayor Smith of St. Paul has received a
letter from George K. Stillman, 439 Main
street, Cincinnati, inquiring as to the
whereabouts of Jean Baptiste and Ulrich
Morin, father and son of a family of Cana
dians who came to St. Paul 25 years ago.
If living, the father is now 70 years of age.
A large property is to be divided among
them if found.
The commission appointed by Judge
McClure to investigate charges against
E. S. Brown, receiver of the car company
at Stillwater, has reported that they had
made a thorough examination and that
every dollar of the accounts are correct.
The report was filed with the Judgveeand by
him ordered entered on the clerk's books
and all bills and account's1884 ordered correct.
The amount handled by Mr. Brown since he
From August 25 to November 1 the
Northern Pacific will put into effect a
special rate on stock, cattle, bulls and sheep
between St. Paul and the Rocky mountains
of 75 per cent, of present west bound rates
as named in the present cattle tariff. The
reduction is on account of the severe drouth
in Southern Minnesota, Iowa and Wiscon
sin, where stock is being sold cheap, and in
order to give settlers along the line of the
Nortnern Pacific an opportunity to secure
some at reasonable rates.
The interest in the Freeborn county
natural gas development continues. Hon.
J. H. Parker of Albert Lea is of the opinion
that the pressure is great enough to force
the gas almost any distance, St. Paul and
Minneapolis bemg easily accessible.
Strangers are arriving upon the ground and
many letters of inquirv are daily arriving
there with reference to the^wonderful find.
The drillers are at work sinking new wells
all the time and another of those interested
have just left with additional machinery.
Washington Special: There are 1,159
postoflBces in Minnesota, and 627 of them
have been filled with Democrats under the
administration. There are 532 yet
eld Republicans. In Wisconsin there
are 1,510 postoflBces, and 753 of them have
been given to Democrats, leaving 757 yet in
the hands of the Republicans. Thus it will
be seen that Minnesota- has a majority of
of Democratic postmasters, a small
majority, while Wisconsin has a majoritv
of four Republicans holding those offices.
Some days ago a young man named Brad
ley, alias Thomas D. Franklin, whose par
ents live in Blinois, was arrested in Minne
apohs for attempting to pass a forged deed
for $5,000 upon a real-estate dealer, since
when he has been confined in the city jail.
County-Attorney Davis received intimation
that a scheme was on foot to secure Frank
lin's escape. The prisoner was given a
heavy iron wrench with which to wrest the
cell-door from hinges, whence he could
to aUprominentTuesday, land point
in Northern Iowa, Western Minnesota, Da
kotaand Nebraska, at one fare for the
round trip. Excursion tickets be
to return within1 thirty days from date of
V. H. Carpenter, General Passenger Agent,
SSpPtSf DAKOTA. ""V-V-
An attempt was made at Watertown to
assassinate E. H. Bishop, three shots being
fired at him, though without effect, Thurs
James O'Haire, of a Duluth, Watertown
& Pacific surveying party was drowned at
Huron while swimming the river His
arente are residents of Cato, Wis., his own
being in Watertown, Dak.
Nearly 2,000 railroad grading teams that
have finished their work on the Manitoba's
mountain lme are assembling at Water,
town to build a lme for that road to Huron,
jjour hundred teams are already on the
ground and at work. Others will be strung
along the line within a week, so as to com
plete the line to Huron this fall.
Nels Swenson, a farmer living five miles
northeast of Doland, Spink County, was
killed by lightning between 3 and 4 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon while working in the
hay-field. He was alone at the time and
was found about 6 o'clock by his son lying
flat on his face with his pitchfork in his
hand. Swenson was sixty-five years old.
A Sioux Falls dispatch says: The farmers
in south Dakota can with difllculty under
the fearful drouth in Illinois,
Michigan and Wisconsin. The country for
fifty miles, every way from Sioux Falls,
has been visited with heavy rains. The
threshing of wheat is showing an average
of twenty bushels to the acre. Corn is
maturing well and will soon be ou of the
frost. The farmers throughout this sec
tion are jubilant.
The New Jersey and Dakota stock Com
pany's first shipment of thoroughbred
stock has reached Gary. The famous mare
Lizzie and three other fine bred horses, to
gether with seven head of full blood
Illaways, comprised the car. The com
pany will make a shipment each month
until their stock is transferred. The whole
lot will be on exhibition at the Gary fair
the 15th, 16th and 17th of September.
At Oakes, a strange and fatal accident
occurred to a little 4-year-old girl named
Almli. While the mother and some neigh
bors were returning home from town
company with the child, their ox team be
came frightened and unmanagable and
started to run away. The male portion of
the company deserted the wagon and left
the mother and child to their fate. The
mother in attempting to put the child out of
the wagon let it drop in front of the wheel
which passed ever the child's head and pro
duced such extensive .injuries that it died
Dubuque, la., saloons have been closed by
a temporary iojunction.
Eastern Iowa was greatly refreshed and
benefitted by two inches of rain-fall en th
It has been decided that the Iowa G. A.
R., will start for the St. Louis encampmeut
Sept 26, going by special train on the C. B.
& Q. line.
A cyclone played its zephyrs upon St.
Paul, Iowa, Saturday evening and much
damage was done including the destruction
of the Catholic church.
At Cedar Rapids, on the 9th, fire in the
packinghouse of T. M. Sinclair & Co.,
destroyed the slaughter.ng and
A tornado and hail storm, one-half mile
wide, coming from the northeast, struck
Renville, Thursday at 4 p. m. Nearly all
the windows were broken, several buildings
blown to pieces and others unroofed or bad
ly damaged. Mrs- Harn was her kitchen
when the storm struck. The stove was
turned over on her and she died soon after
from the effects. All wheat in shock in the
track of the storm was threshed out by hail
stones, some of which were three inches in
Th loss is $90,000. Insurance,
At Storm Lake, Tuesday, the steam flour
ing mill and contents, Skell's blacksmith
shop and Guilford's outbuildings were
destroyed by fire. Loss, $17,000: insurance,
It is reported at Des Moines that Bishop
Perry, of the Episcopal church, has been
elected bishop for Novia Scotia. Inquiry
among Episcopalians voices the sentiment
that they will not accept it, as Iowa cannot
spare so able a man.
A special from Strawberry Point says a
house and barn, Snyder's barber shop, R.
Hanson's dwelling, Kleinlem's two-story
dwelling and Porter's blacksmith shop were
destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.
Only by strenuous efforts was the business
portion of the town saved.
At Waterloo, good milk cows are selling
for $10 and $12 because of lack of water and
feed. Yearling calves sell readily to dealers
who drive to pasture, at $5 per head. The
Chicago, Kansas City, & St. Paul Railway
Company are building a fine depot at the,
East Side crossing at Waterloo.
A destructive fire occurred at Brooklyn
on the 10th, destroying the opera house
which cost $40,000, and was not insured
several shops and offices were burned Wm
Crawford was killed by a falling wall and
Warren Martm was run over by a fire
engine, receiving mortal injuries.
John Nicols, a brakeinan on the Minne
sota & Northwestern railroad, died at
Elma, Iowa, Friday morning, from injuries
received two days before. His leg had
been crushed by a car running over it.
Amputation followed, with the above result.
His parents reside at Austin, Minn.
At Walnut, in Pottawatamie county,
Tuesday, fire destroyed 13 buildings. The
town has no fire appliance bnt one hand
engine, and in two and a half hours the
Rock Island depot, three large grain eleva
tors, a large barn, and a number of shops
and dwellings were destroyed. The value
of the property destroyed was $60,000. Clay
ton & Schofield's and Sprangler's elevators
were among the buildings burned.
Constable Potts, at Des Moines, found a
keg of beer in the barn of Thos. Hardy, and
though it was not claimed it was for sale
but held for consumption by Hardy and
others who had boueht it, a warrant was
issued for Hardy's arrest. Potts met his
man on the street in conversation with a
friend, read the warrant, and commenced
firing, hitting Hardy twice, whose wounds
may prove fatal, and seriously wounding a
passerby. The constable is in jail.
Des Moines telegram: The murder case
against J. A. Row, for the killing of Con
stable Logan, is being thoroughly prepared
by both sides. There is a controversy for
the trial at the next term of court. The*
defense as well as prosecution have em
ployed a detective to work up the case
lhose hired by the defense are Chicago's
best men for detective work. Able counsel
has been employed to assist County
Attorney Phillips in presenting the prosecu
tion. The services of Col. Pete Hepburn,
one of the greatest criminal lawyers of the
state, have been obtained by the use of
monev subscribed at various meetings and.
by individuals last winter.
gthe the skylight A Deput thro
sheriff was placed to watch the jail, and
at midnight Franklin was arrested while
coming out of the alley back of the jail. He
had the wrench in his pocket. He was
again put in jail under a new warrant. The
police commission had the Deputy Sheriff
arrested on a charge of aiding the prisoner
to escape. On a hearing before the muni
cipal court Judge, the case was promptlv
Three Harvest Excursions
Will be run by the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway on Tuesday, August 30,
Tuesday, September 20, and Ocs-
Wheat,No. 1 Hard...,....$ 72 &
Wheat,No. 1 Northern 71 fib
Wheat, No. 2 Northern.... 70 &
Corn, No.a 137 Js
Oats, No. 2 Mixed new.... 25
Oats, No. 2 White old 28 &
Barley, No. 2 59
Baled Hay, upland 6 00 9
Baled Hay, timothy 00 fai
Flour, patent $4 25 4
Flour, straights 4 15 4
Flour, bakers 3 40 3
Butter, creamery 18 /S
Butter, dairy JR )g
Eggs, fresh 32^
Potatoes new 50 (cb
Dressed Beef, steers 3(5
60 42 97
00 00 49 30
60 20 18 13
Steers *2 40 2
Hogs 400 4
Sheep 325 3
Minneapolis August 13.
No. 1 Hard $ 71
No. 1 Northern 70
No. 2 Northern 68 fit
Patent in sacks $4 2C 4
Patent in barrels 4 45 (8 4
Patent at New England
40 40 10
Patent at N. Y. and Penn.,
Wheat, cash 63V1
Corn cash 41
Oats, cash 25
Flax Seed, casn 1 niifS 1
MESS PORK _.. 15 00
GoXOa ^.$3 90 3
ggs 5 00 5
Sheen 310 (43
Milwaukee, August 13. g*
WHEAT. No. Hard, Cash.... gg
Dnluth, August 13,