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Ssftt CUKfiNT COMMENT.
B. GLADSTONE has four sons and
three daughters. They are all mar
ried except the youngest daughter, who
is principal of the College for Women
at flewnham, near Cambridge. ^m4mm
HB Pittsburg Leader's Presidential
Tote ran up to 8,011, of which Blaine
got 2,921 Cleveland, 2,532 Lincoln,
729 Sherman, 563 Conkling, 366 aud
Hill, 96. Lincoln was the second choice
f 1,485 and Sherman of 1,825 .A. $&?*
COKTRACTOB George R. Lyons, of
Brooklyn, who is now enjoying his
honeymoon somewhere in Canada, is
aid to be a defaulter in the sum of
$8,000, one-eighth of which belonged to
tome Italians in his employ.
FSRLMARZ LITTLE, died at Salt Lake
City, Utah, a few days since in his 58th
year. He was elected Mayor in 1876
and held the office for three terms
He was a contractor on the Union Pacif"
ie and oneof the chief promoters of the
Utah Central, and a director of the
Utter company till his death. was
once a polygamitt, but years ago put
aade his unlawful wives.
MR. PABNIL L, according to cable ad
vices, has neither the strength nor the
wish for another collision between his
own followers and the Speaker, backed
by the rest of the House. The Irish
may undoubtedly wreck the Land bill
if they choose on the question of the
atethod of revising rents. Some of
Ihem wish to wreck it. Mr. Parnell
does not. Should violent counsels pre
vail he prefers leaving the responsibili
ty to others.
FIUXCIB BEAMLET of Cleveland owns
horse which served through the en
tire War of the Rebellion. He has
keen retired from active service, but
occasionally he goes to a soldiers' re
union. He proudly lifts his head at
the cheers of his companions of the
war. He pricks up his ears at the rat
tle of a drum and tries to prance at the
sound of the bugle and seems to enjoy
the occasion as much as any of his two
HB Russian Embassy at Constanti
nople has handed to the Porte a protest
against Prince Ferdinand's occupancy
of the Bulgarian throne. It declares
that he has been guilty of an audacious
attempt against the rights of the Pow
ers, and that the responsibility for his
adventure and for his flagrant violation
f these rights must now rest entirely
with him, even should the other Pow
ers think fit to permit the violation of
QTTBXIT MABGHBBITA of Italy asked
King Humbert at the opening of the
season if he thought her still young
enough to wear white muslin dresses.
The King did not answer at once, and
lis wife gradually became worried at
is silence. At length, however, she
received from Paris six white dresses
of the finest material and the most
youthful style. By such a delicate and
practical method did the gallant Hum
bert show bis confidence in bis wife's
Crn. TIVATED in groves, the average
growth in 12 years of several varieties
of hard wood has been ascertained to be
about as follows: "White maple reaches
1 foot in diameter and 30 feet in height:
ash, leaf maple or box elder, 1 foot in
diameter and 20 feet in height white
willow, 18 inches and 40 feet yellow
willow, 18 inches and 35 feet "Loni
bardy poplar, 10 inches and 40 feet blue
and white ash, 10 inohes and 25 feet
black walnut and butternut, 10 inches
and 20 feet.
CARDINAL MASKING is over six feet
i height and very slender, his shoulders
slightly rounded. His face is particu
larly gentle and kindly in its expression.
His forehead is broad and high. His
eyes are dark gray, well sunken under
projecting eyebrows. His nose is a
ierce, aristocratic Roman. His face is,
,uite angular and is, of course, smooth
shaven. His cheek-bones are high,
with a large depression in the hollow of
Mie chin. His mouth is thin-lipped and
tag, and most positive in its lines. He
wears his Cardinal's cap slightly over
ear, giving him rather a hashing
Ir seems that American newspapers
re not the only ones to point out the ex
ceedingly problematical character of
the De Lesseps undertaking on the Is
thmus of Panama. The Economiste
Franeais figures out of the cost of con
struction to a recent date at about
1153,000,000, the fixed charges on which
are $18,600,000 annually. The canal
oannotbo finished within six years, and
-atthe rate of expenditure that has pre
vailed hitherto it will cost $600,000,000
which would oblige the company to earn
$60,000,000 annually in order to keep
oven with its subscribers and the rest of
the world. It is difficult to see whence
such a revenue could be derived, even
if the oanal be finished as proposed,
which if by no means certain.
The eclipse of the sun, though not visible
In the United States gave the northwest a
black Friday but was observed for a few
minutes at sunrise at Dartmoor and Tor
quay. The sky was obscured by clouds at
Paris and Vienna. Prof. Vogel, of the
Belgium expedition at Kariewitz on the
Volga, telegraphs that the sky was over
cast, but that the solar protuberances and
chromosphere were observed, although the
corona was invisible. The 'Russian ob
servers were successful in their various
stations in obtaining numerous drawings of
the corona and spectrum. The eclipse was
not observed at St. Petersburg owing to the
clouded sky. At Klin the sua was also
obscured, but an aged professor made a
balloon ascension alone, so as to get above
the clouds and make an observation. As
there had been a hitch in the tilling of the
of the balloon, considerable doubt was feJt
as to its ability to carry the aeronaut, but
the ascension was successfully made and
the professor descended in safely near
Moscow, forty miles distant.
The Chicago Farmers Review of this week
6ays that the average condition of the corn
crop in the states reporting is as follows:
Twenty-six counties in Illinois report an av
erage condition of the crop of 50.4 per cent.
eleven counties in Wisconsin, 56.9 per cent.:
ten counties in Ohio, 69.5 per cent. eleven
counties Missouri, 63per cent. ten coun
ties in Michigan, 45.5 per cent. seven coun
ties in Kentucky, 56 per cent. thirteen coun
ties in Kansas, 40 8 percent. nine counties
in Indiana,48 per cent.: nineteen counties
in Iowa, 82, per cent. thirteen counties
Dakota, 125 per cent. ten countiesin Min
nesota, 79.5 per cent., and thirteen counties
in Nebraska, 70 per cent.
The Indiana state authorities say that
the recent financial dispatches sent from
Indianapolis are quite erroneous. It is
only the general fund that is exhausted,
and this is a temporary affair that fre
quently happens. The other funds are not
depleted, and it has been the custom of
former treasurersto draw temporarily from
these. However, money will soon be
coming in from the various counties, and
then the revenue of the state after the
commencement of the next fiscal year.
Nov. 1, will replenish the treasury. There
is nothing in the situation that will
wise effect the credit of the state.
An Indianapolis dispatch says: The
financial embarrassments of Indiana are
growing more and more serious. The last
dollar in the general fund of the state
treasury is paid out and there are no re
sources that can be drawn upon before
next December. In the meantime $200,000
will be needed to pay the current expenses
of the state government and pnblic in
stitutions. Treasurer Lemeke announces
that be will call upon the counties to
advance funds. One effect of the ex
haustion of the treasury will be the sus
pension of work upon all state institutions.
J. A. Webb, the prime mover in the new
whisky pool, has been making a tour of the
distilleries in the West and Southwest.
Mr. Webb is known as the Alcohol Xing of
the United States. He says that the
whisky pool has been formed, and that
there is no doubt it cancarryits objects into
effect, and that it will result a great
benefit to the whisky men of the country.
All but 28 per cent of the distillers in the
United States have joined, and a majority
of these, he says, will join in a short time.
The result will be to cut down the produc
tion and advance prices.
Mrs. Payne, aged 60, and her daughter,
aged 35, committed suicide together at New
York, and the fact was not discovered for
several days, until the steneh from the
rooms aroused attention. Notes were found
addressed to a .daughter of Thurlow Weed,
one of these said: ''We are both of usmy
mother and Iinsane and dread the mad
house. We want to be with our family.
Tell our relatives where we lie." Both la
dies had money in bank amounting to near
ly $300, and the daughter was a school
teacher. Their relatives live in Ohio.
The reports from the Manitoba harvest in
dicate a largecrop of wheat,oats andbarley.
It is expected that the province will export
from six to eight millions of wheat this
year. Buyers are already in the market
and have started with quotations of 48 and
50 cents, butjfarmers will be slow to bite at
those figures as they anticipate a rise from
the failure of crops in other places. There
will not be a bushel of -wheat in Manitoba
this year that will not at least average 65
pounds and be No. 1 hard at that.
A furious hail storm on the 20th, did
great damage Southeastern Nebraska
and Northeastern Kansas. A dispatch
from Atchison, Kansas says: Hail measur
ing nine and ten inchesincircumference fell.
The wind was from the north, and halt the
windows in the city on the north side of
the houses were broken. The loss on broken
glass will aggregate $4,000 or $5,000. The
storm appeared to be general throughout
The Bank of London, Canada, has failed.
It has a subscribed capital of $1,000,000, of
which $223,558 was paid up. The billholders
will not lose heavily. The president of the
bank, Mr. Henry Taylor, who had become
involved by the collapse of other enter
prises which he was interested, has left
the city and it is rumored that he took $25,-
000 of the bank's funds with him.
The Illinois state railroad and warehouse
commissioners have summoned the railroad
companies to show cause why freight rates
in Illinois should not be reduced to corres-
ond schedules. The
i Sept. 1, shippers and
freight bureaus will also be given an op
portunity to show cause why a reduction
should be mads.
A number of German Catholic priests in
the Northwest have been interviewed re*'
garding the approaching convention of
German Catholics in Chicago. They deny
that its purpose is hostile to the Irish ele
ment in the church or that there is any ani
mosity existing between the German and
Irish Catholics as classes.
A sliding scale, which, it is thought, will
prove satisfactory throughout the coke
region, has been agreed upon between the
cokers and the Carnegie interests. Coke
selling of $1.35 is taken as the minimum.
For every advance of 10 cents per ton the
wages of all employes shall be advanced in
Sheriff Kendall and his possee of nine
were ambushed Thursday by the belliger
ent Utes near Glenwood Springs, Colorado
After a hard fight they escaped with a loss
of three horses killed and four men
wounded. The settlers are fleeing for their
lives, and the hostiles are being reinforced.
The English steamship Madrid, which
sailed from Philadelphia May25for London,
via Bull River, S. C, where she loaded a
cargo of phosphate rock, has been given up
for lost, with all on board. She was com
manded by Capt. Matthew Garson, who
had with him a crew of twenty-five men.
__.,.. j-~ Mitchell, Vance & Co., the largest gas
His Ohm is pointed, project- fixture manufacturing house in the country
with a capital of $1,200,000, have suspended
atifew York. Dennis C. Wilcox the presi
dent of the company committed suicide by
shooting owing to losses in stocks, grain &c.
It is said the company is solvent.
At New York City, the wife of ex-United
States Judge Richard Busteed has applied
for divorce, alleging adultery. The ex
judge and famous lawyer is about 76 years
old and Mrs Busteed is nearly as old. Mr.
Busteed is said to be very ill as the result
of his domestic troubles.
Gtorge Bartlett and wife were driving
to Van Wert, Ohio, with a double team.
The horsesran away and Mrs. Bartlett was
thrown from the wagon and 'instantly
killed. Mr. Bartlett received fatal injuries.
At Austin, Ark., Dudley and Oscar
Adams, brothers, were digging a well and
gas accumulated therein. The men outside
threw a shovel of fire into it, when it ex
ploded killing both brothers instantly.
An express train on the New York & New
Haven R. R., struck a carriage containing
a man, boy and two ladies, at a crossing five
miles from New Haven. All four were
John W. Mackay in an interview denied
that he had been speculating in wheat or
that the Bank of,.Nevada was in a shaky
The strike at "the Lockwood nulls at
Watervffle, Me., is ended, all the 300
operatives returning to workat their former
It is stated at the treasury department
that the government hasmade a saving of
(242,142 in interest in buying 12,500,000 4W
An Important Verdict?
"""^The Coroner's Jury on the Toledo, Peeria
ft Western disaster at Chatsworth agreed
on a verdict, gfiphich holdsJJlTimotby
CoughHn, foreman" of section'7, to the
grand jury and exonerates the company.
The verdict says that the failure to patrol
the track for six hours before the excursion
train came and the habit of burning grass
close to the track is a subject for criticism.
As soon as the verdict was announced
Conghlin was taken in custody at Fontiac,
the county seat of Livingstone county.
He did not give bail and went to jail. He
insists that the v#rdict is unjust that*he
went over his entire section as ordered, and
that no fires were built as near the bridge
asHealdand Taggert testified. The jury
made out separate verdicts for each of the
victims. Mrs. Dr. Duckett Is the first
name on the list. The following is the
first verdictof the jury on her death.
"State of Illinois, Livingstone county, ss.:
In the matter of the inquisition of the body
of Mrs. Dr. Duckett, of Forest, 111., deceased,
held at Chatsworth, on the 11th day of Au
gust, A. D. 1887: We, the undersigned
jurors, sworn to inquire into the cause of
the death of Mrs. Dr. Duekett, late of Forest,
HI., on oath do find that she came to her
death by injuries received in the wrecking
of the Niagara i alls excursion train on the
Toledo, Peoria & Western railway, on
which she was a passenger, at abridge two
and one half miles east of Chatsworth,
about 12 o'clock, midmght, Wednesday,
Aug. 10,1887. Wefindthat thewrecking of
the said train, which totally demolished
eight coaches, one baggage car and one
engine, and either killed or wounded most
of the occupants of said coaches, was
caused by said bridge having been burned
out before the train struck ft. We think
from the evidence that the bridge was fired
from fires left burning, which had been set
as late as 5 o'clock in the afternoon by the
section men as close as 16 feet on both the
east and west sides of the bridge. We
further find that the foreman of section 7,
Timothy Coughlm, disobeyed positive
orders from his superintendent to examine
the track and bridges on his section the last
thing on Wedneadav, and we find that he
did not go over the west 2V miles at all on
Wednesday, and that the said foreman,
Coughlin, was guilty of gross and criminal
carelessnt-ss leaving fires burning along
the track in such a dry season and with
such a wind blowing.
We recommend that he be held for ex
amination by the grand jury and further,
it is the opinion ofthe jury that the leav
ing of the track without being patrolled for
six hours before the passage of the excur
sion, and the setting of fires by the section
men on such a dry and windy day as the
10th of August, 1887, were acts which de
deserve severe criticism.
On his second trial Dr. Weir, of East
Tawas, Mich., was acquitted of the charge
of murdering Mabel Clark.
John Neill, clerk in the civil district court
at New Orleans, was shot by James Doran,
a special policeman, in a political quarrel.
'Charlie Jim," a Chinese laundryman of
New York, has been arrested for killing a
boy who threw a missile through his
Four brakemen and a woman have been
arrested at Philadelphia for robbing freight
cars. The ringleaders fled on hearing of
the arrest of their accomplices.
All the six murderers of the American,
J. B. Duval, at Santa Rosa, have been con
victed, and are on their way to prison to
serve a ten-year sentence.
Poisoned milk caused the death of six
members of a prominent family at Havana,
Cuba, 4 ladies and 2 children. Five per
sons are under arrest for the crime.
One of the Ozark, Mo., Bald Knob gang
has plead "guilty and implored mercy.
This opens the way for reaching other
members of the gang, to the number of
ninety or more.
At Winnipeg, Man., Tom Newton, a
bricklayer, quarreled with a dairyman
named Ingo, about a dog. Newton went to
his house got a gun and shot Ingo dead, on
the principal street of the city.
A colored boy, 8 years old, living in Lan
caster county, Ga., had a quarrel with two
small colored girls over a water melon, and
either by accident or design, discharged a
Bhot gun loaded with buckshot killing one
of the girls.
Sheriff Charles Lynch, of Alpena, Mich.,
has died at the Detroit Sanitarium from a
shot wound in the leg, inflicted by the
rotorious "Bhnkey" Morgan. Sheriff
Lynch planned and carried out the scheme
"Bhnkey Morga and others
alleged to be the murderers of Detective
Hulligan, of Cleveland. His murderer is
now in jail at Ravenna, Ohio.
The Sumter, S. C. National Bank' has
temporarily suspended, owing to the con
duct of the cashier, Charles E. Bartlett,
now in Canada. It is believed that the
amount of the defalcation will reach $20,-
000. Bartlett is well connected and his
downfall is attributed to disastrous
speculations in wheat and cotton futures.
The bank will pay all liabilities in full and
Jerry White, a negro, broke into a house
at Valentine, Nebraska, a few days ago,
and clubbed into insensibility, Mrs. Hoff
man, an aged lady alone there, but some
onejhen opportunely arrived and the
scoundrel fled. He was pursued, captured
and jailed at Valentine. 60 men at one
o'clock in the morning broke^pen the jail
with sledge hammers and hanged the
culprit to a telegraph pole. The coroner's
verdict was "death at the hands of parties
Alexander Robinson, the colored man
arrested at Youngstown, O., charged with
criminally assaulting an 11-year-old white
girl, died Friday, it is claimed, of fright.
The populace, enraged at the story told by
the victim, demanded his immediate ex
ecution, and lynching was feared. A few
hours after the unfortunate negro breathed
his last the girl said he was not her
assailant the crime had been committed
by a white peddler named Bishop, who
threa-terted-tokillher if she did net fasten
the guilt on Robinson. The white man has
*A terrible tragedy has been enacted in
the Chickasaw Nation in which three per
sons were fatally wounded. Two families
named Harrison and Graham became in
volved in a quarrel about Harrison's
daughter, whom young Graham wanted to
marry, but the lady's father declined to
allow the marriage. The young man
threatened to shoot Harrison and the
latter's sop balieymg his father's life in
danger, shot Graham inflicting a mortal
wound. A young brother of the wounded
man seeing his brother fall, shot young
Harrison through the arm, when the elder
Harrison, who had armed himself re
appeared, and was also shot by Graham.
Fires and Casualties.
TheCoroners jury upon theB &OR. R.,
accident at Washington, D. C, censure the
railroad company for habitually using too
great a rate of seped at the dangerous point
where the accident occurred.
The Standard Oil works, Pearce & Ryan's
distillery and. Swan'sn marble works at
Nashville,ilTenn., burned on the 23rd bv
O Co, loss
100,000 there was no insurance .except a
small policy on the distOleryJg
a place of 1,200 inhabitants, was almost en
tirely destroyed by fire. The business por
tion of the village was entirely wiped out,
and several residences are reported destroy
ed. Theloss isabout a30,000,
By the spreadingofrails a passenger train
was wrecked on the Cleveland & Pittsbnrg
car waskilled and four passengersinjured,
two of whommay die^
Owing to the failure^of the^alrTSikes
on a B. &-0. passenger train within
the limits of Washington City, D. on the
morning of the lTfli, the tram ran on to a
track, resulting in a smash up. The engine
was thrown from track and the engineer
scalded to death. Fifteen passengers re
ceived injuries, but none fatal.
At Zanesville, Ohio, a horrible death oc
curred at Thomas Drake's planing milL
"Jimmie'VDrake, as he was known, aged
about 35, unmarried, son of the proprietor,
and assistant foreman of the mill, while
attempting to replace a belt on a shaft,
fell with his breast on the cut-off saw,
which cut a gash 10 inches long and eight
inches deep through the ribs and heart,
protruding his vitals and causing instant
The steamship City of Montreal of the
Inmanline, which left New York for Liver
pool on the 6th, burned at sea after being
four days out. Thefireoriginated in cotton
stored the aftermain hold. All of"the
assengers, over 400, but seven, were saved.
boat containing these and six of the
crew were lost, orders of the captain not
being heeded. In a few hours the York City
came up and received all the occupants of
the boats on board. The City of Montreal
was valued at $500,000.
Political and Personal, hf^
The President has recognized Federico
Beclen as consul-general of Chilli in the
P. B. Tarpy of New York has berif ap
pointed superintendent ofjndian schools at
Grand Junction, Col
Prof. Spencer Baird, the head of the
United States Fish Commission died at
Woods HoU, Mats., aged 64 years.
Alvin Clark, who was born in 1804, died in
Cambridge, Mass., after brief illness. He
had a world-wide reputation as an astron
omer and manufacturer of telescopes.
It is said that the Marquise de Mores, the
daughter of Baron Louis A. Von Hoffman,
the Wall street, New York, broker, is seek
ing a diuorce from her husband the whilom
Montana adventurer, whose exploits as
meat packer at Medort, are quite familiar
to Northwestern people, and in which enter
prise he wasted a great deal of money.
Prof. AlexanderMeyrowitz, A. M. Ph. D.,
oneof the most learned Hebrew scholars
and bibhogical students in this country,
died at New York. Prof Meyrowitz was
known in every seat of learning in the
United States and Europe, and was the
companion and tutor of many prominent
clergymen. He was born in Poland in 1810.
Prof. O. S. Fowler, the noted American
Phenologist, died Thursday, after an illness
of only 30 hours, resulting from spinal
trouble, superinduced by__a hard cold, at
Sharon Station, Conn. "He was born
Steuben Co.,trail,Y N. Oct. 11,1809,-graduated
at Amherst in 1834 and sinee 1838 has con
stantly been before thepublic as an editor
and leeturer on Phernology.
The Philadelphia Press of the 23rd said
that during the constitutional centennial
that city next month there will be a con"
vention of "the American national commit
tee, who claim to represent 15,000,000 per
sons throughout the country interested in
reviving what they consider purely Ameri
can ideas, and, in a modified form, the
Know Nothing movement of a generation
ago. Mr. Powderly is a leading member of
the new party."
The president of the W. C. T. U., Mrs
Margaret Bright Lucas, London, Miss
Frances E. Willard, vice-president for the
United States, and Mrs. Hannah Whitall
Smith, of Philadelphia, secretary, have sent
out a call to Christian women inevery land,
and of every denomination, who are in
terested in the temperance reform, to ob
serve the 12th and 13 of November next as
days of prayer for the success of the work
in which they are engaged.
The time-table of the President's western
and southern trip is not fully made up
but a Washington dispatch gives some of
the dates, subject of course to revision and
changes: Sept. 29,leave Washington Oct.
1, arrive in St. Louis Oct. 2, 3, 4, in St
Louis Oct. 5, arrive in Chicago Oct. 6, 7,
in Chicago Oct. 8, in Milwaukee Oct. 9,
Madison Oct. 11 mStPauland Minneapolis
Oct. 13, inKansas City Oct. 15. in Memphis
Oct.16, in Nashville Oct.l7,m Chattanooga
Oct. 18, Atlanta.
C. P. Huntington has returned from
Europe and will soon be examined by
Pacific railroad commission. On this mat
ter he says: We have nothing to conceal
that relates to the business of the Central
Pacific with the government. We have
never used money to bribe officials,
and there is no evidence or any circum
stances that can fasten such a stigma on
us What Mr. Stanford has done I am
quite sure was the wisest thing to do under
John J. Cockerill, has* "abandoned his
position as managing editor of the New
York World and will takethe same position
on the New York Herald, which means a
costly fight between those papers for su
premacy. Under Cockenll's management
the World surpassed the Herald in circu
lation and advertising, and Bennett evi
dently thinks Cockerill did it. As managing
editor of the Herald Mr. Cockerill will re
ceive the largest salary ever paid a working
journalist, and he will, moreover, be in ab
solute control of the Herald, subject to the
interference of no one, not even his pro
Acting Postmaster General Stevenson
has begun the work of preparing material
for his annual report. There has been, he
says, an unusual large increase the
number of fourth-class postoffices. The
salaries of many fourth-class offices are so
small that they do not warrant persons
giving then- whole time and attention to
the postal business, and when an office of
this description is accepted it is done purely
as an act of accommodation, and is readily
given up when some one happens along
who is willing to serve for a few years. The
service generally, Mr. Stevenson says, has
been greatly improved, and the number of
postmasters during the last fiscal year
shows an increase of several thousand.^
Ex-Judge A. A. Vanderpoel, the head" of
the well known law firm of Vanderpoel
Green and Comming, New York City, has
died in Paris. His death was due to appo
plexy, premonitory symptoms of which be
gan to show themselves la&t spring. He
was born in Kinderhook, October, 1825. The
old Dntob fanw^tocwjjioh he belonged was
among the earliest to settle in the state.
President Martin Van Buren and other pub
lic men ofnote were connected with it. Mr.
"Vanderpoel graduated from New York uni
versity and began his legal career asa mem
ber of the firm of Smith & Vanderpoel. In
1S53 he and ex-Mayor A. OakeyHall formed
a partnership under the name of Brown,
Hall & Vanderpoel. For years he had al
most all the work of the eheriff'a office.
The Republicans of Pennsylvania held
their nomination convention at Harrisburg
on the 17th. Wm. M. Hart was nominated
for Treasurer of State by acclamation, and
James T. Mitchell for Judge of the State
Supreme CourtT The platform favors a
vote upon a prohibition constitutional
amendment approves the Pennsylvania
protectivetariff theory calls for increased
pensions: indorses theRepublican state ad
ministration and legislature, especially
upon the system of taxation} charges the
National administration with imbecility
expresses great interest and sympathy with
Gladstone and Parnell and closes with the
following: "The Republicans of Pennsyl
vania, the native state of Honorable James
G. Blaine, will view with high pleasure his
nomination for the presidency in the cam
paign of 1888. Accident cannot abate the
love of a great party nor the admiration of
a great people for a statesman true alike
to hisconvictions and to his country."
The United Labor party of New York in
State convention at Syracuse nominated
the following ticket': Secretary of
StateHenry George, of New York.
Comptroller, Victor A. Wilder, of Kings,
btate TreasurerB. H. Cummrngs, of Mont-
left the track andJell ovr on its side. Two
other sleepers left the track, but were
pulfed on again. The porter of the wrecked
Attorney GeneralDennis C.
eeley, of Monroe. State Engineer and
Burveyor--SjlvanusA.Sweet, of Broome.
The old platform adopted at the Clarendon
JlaU meeting last year was taken as the
groundwork for theplatform, and enlarged
to suit the necessities of a state campaign.
Afewof the planks of the .old Greenback
labor party are also used. One of the
principals of these, favored the establish
ment of postal banks and a postal'tele
graph system. After a very spirited de
bate it was decided not only to oppose the
socialist organization, but as a compromise,
a plank was used opposing state and public
control of any subject which is not a mat
ter of public concern.
C. Mitchell says the reported sale and
reorganization of the Duluth Tribune, is in
correct, and has not transpired.
Charles Syverson, living at Forest Mills,
hasbeen arrested and placed under bonds
for overworking and otherwise abusing his
A tax of $27,000 has been levied on Red
Wingproperty for city purposes the coming
year. This amount is less than has been
levied for several years.
A teachers' institute for Goodhue county
will open at Zumbrota Oct. 17. Supt.
Engstrom will have charge. The instructors
will be J. T. McCleary and S. E. Sprague.
Mrs. Gulic Halverson, living about eight
miles from Houston, committed suicide
Aug. 18 by taking strychnine, Domestic
trouble was the cause. She
was^ 5*5- years!^*
Patrick Derkin, a well-to-do farmer
residing near Cascade, Dubuque
County left a neighbor's house one
stormy night last February for
home. That was the last seen of him. Search
proved unavailing. Within a day or two
his headless and (Jismembered body was
found at the edge of a creek 200 yards from
his house. A coroner's jury returned a ver
dict of accidental drowning.
Dr. N. G. Murphy, who has returned from
Winnipeg to St. Cloud says that about a
week ago he met E. H. Morse, the missing
insurance and loan agent, at a hotel in Win
nipeg. Upon being asked what he was
doing there, Morse said he was on his way
to Port Arthur, the home of his father-in
law, to meet his wife and family and take
them back to St Cloud. It is thought that
Morse's shortage will reach to nearly
At Chatfleld, while Horace Allen was en
deavoring to stop a runaway team, he was
knocked down and run over, receiving a
broken arm, three broken ribs and a dis
located shoulder. His head was also
frightfully bruised, it having been jammed
into a rut such manner as to require con
siderable strength to extricate it. In this
mangled condition he was still able to walk
to his house. The doctors claim bis re
Two men have been arrested at Northern
Pacific Junction for highway robbery. The
crime was committed a box car near
Barnum. The criminals are two young
brakemen discharged and going to St. Paul
Then-victim was peddler, alone with them
in the car, whomthey seized and cutting his
throat, as they supposed, threw him out of
the car while running at good speed.
Strange to say, the injuries of the peddler
were not fatal, and the spoils ofthe robbers
were only $12.
Senator J. B. Beck of Kentucky, who~has
been on a visit in theNorthwest, was given
a banquet at the Ryan hotel, St. Paul.,
meeting a number of the citizens of that
city among whom were Senator C. K.
Davis, Gen. Sibley, Ex-Govs Ramsey and
Marshall, Hon. P. H. Kelly, Judge Nelson,
Gen. Ruger, Mayor Ames of Minneapolis
and many others. Speeches were made by
Senator Beck, Senator Davis, Gov. Ramsey,
Hon W. P. Murray, Hon. P. H. Kelly, Hon.
Albert Scheffer and a number of others.
Chicago secpial: The Vermillion Iron
range'in Minnesota, which turned out310,000
tons of ore last year, has been purchased by
a syndicate composed of Chicagocapitalists.
MarshallField, H. H. Porter, president of the
Chicago & IndianaJCoal Railway Company
and J. Morse of the Union Steel Compa
ny, are the principal members of the syndi
cate which paid $6,000,000 in certified
checks and eeveral millions in stock to Mr.
Charlemagne Tower, of Boston, for his in
terest. The purchase comprises 10,000 acres
of iron land, and is said to be the largest
iron investment known.
Col. J. B. Clough, of Minneapolis, chief
ofthe construction department of the
Northern Pacific railway died at Helena,
Mont., on the 23rd, after a brief illness.
He was born in Mass., in 1823, educated as
a civil engineer, and was engaged rail
road work in Ohio and the south from 1851
to 1861, when he settled at Minneapolis.
During tbe war he bad charge of bridge
construction for the Army of the Potomac.
He served two terms as city engineer of
Minneapolis and was engaged in the con
struction of the Minneapolis & St. Louis
S.RTjtnd_nea_l88a-had been with the
Northern Pacific road.|f|^ S^illl
A St. Cloud dispatch says E. HfMorse^a
prominent man of that place has left for
parts unknown, and it is believed that he is
now in the British possessions. He left
July 30, to visit friends at Geneva Beach,
Douglas county, and has not been heard of
since. Even his wife does not know his
whereabouts. She has been visiting i$
Canada. An application bas been made
to appoint a receiver. Morse has been
doing a very large loan and collection
bugmess. He" has been living fast for some
time, keeping many horses and fine car
riages, and has built a $10,000 residence.
He lived at St. Cloud most of his life and is
a lawyer by profession. It is supposed that
hehas$20,000or more with him, J&ley Bros,
and the Minnesota Loan & Trust Company
being the principal losers by bis departure,
although but little is known as yet.
A telegram from"Freeport, Bis., gives the
following: CnarlesA. Winship, of Minne
apolis, owner of the horse Butterscotch,
entered at the Freeport races, was shot by
David B. Staples, of Stillwater, Minn., in
the Brewster House at about 7:30 on the
evening of the 23rd. The men were both
stopping at the hotel and iihe shooting,
which was entirely unexpected, was the
result of the day's developments in the
pool box. The bullet struck Winship in the
breast just above the heart and glanced
from the ribs, inflicted a serious wound, but
not now believed to be fatal. Winshjp
staggered into the dining room and ex
claimed. "J am sl^ot by Iavid Staples of
Stillwater," aad then sank to the floor,
staples, who is the son Hon. Isaac Staples,
the Stillwater lumberman, was taken into
custody to await the result of Wmship'a
WLP, Gladstone's father lived to be 88
and the grand old man bids fair tolive
just as long.
Alfred Nelson, aged 10 years, living at
Cannon Falls, was severely injured by an
explosion caused by the boy dropping a
bgnted match into the bung hole of an
empty whisky barrel. The fragments of
the barrel were driven upwards with such
force that a portion of the roof of the build
ing was torn away.
The county of Jsanti recently voted to
issue bonds to build county buildings, and
hasborrowed $8,000 from the state school
fund giving as security four bonds, due in
1889, So '91 and '92. g^gg-
R. M. MeKenzie, of Anoka received ^the
$50 prize for the third best essay upon the
protective tariff, offered by the American
Protective Tariff League. There were 48
competitorB from 18states and 35 colleges
MeKenzie is a graduate of the Minnesota
State University, Class '86.
Nicholas Finnora of St. Paul, shot his
wife on Tuesday, but without fatal effect.
There had been trouble between the parties
owing to the habits of Finnora and his wife
had left him, declaring she would no longer
live with him. The shooting occurred at
the house of a sister of Mrs. Fmnora.
A row occurred at a dance in Sherburn
between a couple of railroad hands.
Daniel Pieffer, in endeavoring to separate
the combatants, was turned upon by one
of them, Dennis Murray, and stabbed twice
the arm, one of the wounds being qmte
serious. Murray was locked up for tnal.
A report has reached St. Paul, that
Walter Smith, tbe paying teller of the
2nd National Bankof that city, who-sudden
ly left Nov. 23,1885, with $4,500 belonging
to the bank, is at Fort Worth, Texas, where
he was discovered as a common vagrant.
Steps have been taken to brmg Smith to St'
^fST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLI S
vfo* Mf^ 4||fa
Chicago day express: From Chicago,'Milwaukeel'Osii-
kosh, Fond Du Lac and Neenah.
All trains any Elegant Day Coaches
^ffe '^^fel'S&s -W*w
Stoves, i Ranges, Tinware, Furnaces
Fins Household Articles, Roofing Spouting and Metal Work.
The Dubuque Route,
OTA A NORTHWESTERN R. R.)
TRAINS DAILY EACH WAY
Q[i@go,.SLloiiis and Kansas City
"AND INTERMEDIATB POINTS.
Pullman BuffetSleepers, elegantthroughdaycoachesonantrains,
THE BEST AND QUICKEST LINE TO
Wffi ^Sff* WSSSBfr
C* WTTSBURrfH, BALTfMORB aALVESTON
.^COLUMBUS* ^SHINGTbF BAN AmrVrr
Maxico, Canada andtha
i BUFFALO, BAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON,
la routt for sale everywhere. J.
WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINE.
THE PALACE SLEEPING and PARLOR CAR ROUTE TO CHICAGO.
DEPAHTING. TKAINS FEOM
Chicago day express: Milwaukee, Chicago,' Oshkosh'
*ond Du Lac, Neenah, Waukesha and Eau Claire.
Chicago night express: Milwa .*ee, Chicago, Oshkosh,
*ond Du Lac, Neenah, Waukesha and Eau Claire.
ABBIVING TRAINS AT
ALL TRAINS DAILY, (SUNDAY INCLUDED.)
Chicago Day Express, Arrives at Chicago 6:45 a.m.
Chicago Day Express, Arrives at Chicago 12.45 p.m.
THROUGH CAR SERVICE.
will contribute to your happiness.
2 Solid Through Trains 9
g Eau Claire,
3^ Neenah, #r* *r*+
itQs&x and Burlington.
PALACE DINING CARS
on all through trains In which mejfo
_arc eerved at tbe uniform price ti
I 78 cents.
& PALACE CHAIR CARS
on all day trains, with polite and atten
i tiv* portera, gfsg&l* I
Palace Sleeping Cars
unrivalled by any in the world, on all
Tb "SJiojt Line all point*
in Ceptr/aJ, Northern and Eastern
Wisconsin, and on the Michigan
P. FINNEY, W. S. MELLFf*,
Managing Director. Gen'l nager.
A A ALLEN, 4 JA8. BABKEK,
Ass't G9n'l Man. Gen'l Pass.&Tkt Agt
"CITY TICKET OFFICES,
173 East Third Street, St. Paul, Minn.
19, Kioollet House Block, Minneapolis,
Cars, without change, between Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago
SUMMER or WINTER,
in either direction between
MINNEAPOLIS, 6T. PAUL,
AND THE EAST.
KJJ in t i i -3 1
awf"* *7:30 p.m. *8:10p.ra. *6:45p.m. *7:30pm.
*Dailyftd Daily Excepot Sunday.
all connections made
in.Union Depotsh. Asokp
tbers Ticket vilifpu'
A HANLEY, Traffic Manager.
MlNNEAPOUS. ST. PAUL.
12:05 p.m 12:40 p.m
8:20 p'.m. 9:00 p.m
7:50 a.m. 7:15 a.m
^formation apply to
Sleeperise and Luxurious Dining
Gen'l Pass. & Ticket Ag
MINNEAPOLIS and St. LOUIS
AJTD THS FAMOUS
Albert Lea Route
Two Through Trains Daily
vfioif ST. PAUL and MINNEAPOLIS
Without change, connecting with th#
fest trains of ali lines for the
EAST AND SOUTHEAST
The direct and only line running through
cars between Minneapolis and
DES MOINES, IOWA
Via Albert Lea and FortDodga,
Direct Line Watertown, Dakofct
Solid Through Trains, 4
MINNEAPOLIS ARD ST.
and the principa cities of the Miss*
issipp* Valle connecting in
Union Depot for all points
South an 1 outhwest!
Many Hours Saved and the only
Line running Two TrainsDaily to Kan*
SaS City, Leavenworth and Atchison
making connections with the Union Pa
ciflc and Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Depot with all trains of the St. Paul,
Minneapolis A Manitoba Nothern Paci
fic! St, Paul & Dulnth Bailwaye, from
and to all points North and NorthwestJ
Remember the Trainsofthe Minne
apolis &St. Louis Railway are composed
of Comfortable Day Coaches, Magnifi
cent Pullman Sleeping Cars, Horton Re
clining hair Cars, and our justly cele
brated Palace Dining Cars!
10-150 lbs. of Baggage Checked Free.
Fare always as Low as the Lowest! For
Time Tables. Through Tickets, etc.
call Upon the nearest Ticket Agent or
write to S. F. BOYD,
Gen'l Tkt. & Pass. Agt, Minnaapolia-