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CINCINNA TI grocers protest against
any change in the present trunk-line
classification of freight rates. ^^Pl
NEW ORLEANS Picayune:
solid North or solid South.
Britain is near at hand.
United States is much better than a
SECRETA RY BAYARD believes that the
final adjustment of the fisheries dispute
between the United States and Great
WILLIAM L. MILLER of Chai-leston, S.
has at his office two immense iron
shells, said to be the first two shots
fired at Battery Wagener at the be
ginning of the war. The shells were
Dever exploded, and weigh 200 pounds
INDIAN-COMMISSIONER ATKINS "lias
ordered the removal forthwith from the
fJte reservation of all persons found
thereon whose presence in any way
tends to disturb the peace and quiet of
the Indians, and if found necessary to
carry out this order to call upon the
military for assistance.
MR. SEBASTIAN C. SCHLESINGER'S
pleasant grounds at Nahant are almost
daily occupied by a score or more of
you ng ladies, who have formed regular
nines and who play base-ball with as
much zest, if with not as much vigor
and science, as their brothers.
I is the opinion in London that Sir
John Macdonald will be asked to rep-
resent Canada on the Fisheries Com-
mission. Sir Lionel Sackville West,
British Minister at Washington, wiH
Jso join the eommission. Mr, Joseph
"hamberlain will leave for America at
oi early dayprobably as seon as the
present session of Parliament closes.
THE Empress Elizabeth of Austria al-
ways takes the zither with her whenwer
jhe visits her mother, the Duchess Lud-
ovica of Bavaria, who is very fond of
Bearing her daughter perform on that
'.nstrument. The Empress received the
first instruction in zither-playing from
her fathe., and subsequently took les-
sons of the first masters of Vienna.
GEORGE CHARLES SPENCER CHURCH-
ELL, Duke of Marlborough, Marquis of
Blandford, Earl of Sunderland, Baron
Spencer of Warmleighton. Baron
Churchill of Sandridge, Prince of the
the Holy Boman Empire, Prince of
Merdelheim in Suabia, has arrived in
New Yo.k will remain in the
country six weeks, visiting all the lead-
ing watering places and pleasure re-
"UNCLE" WILLIS BLACKWELL, who
lives near Great Bend, is probably the
oldest man in Kansas. was born a
lave in Fauquier County, Virginia,
Nov. 20, 1775. owns a good farm
which he will neither mortgage nor
sell, and the county supports him, he
having outlived all his family. is
an inveterate tobacco-chewer, and in-
sists that if he were to leave off he
HON. MILES C. MOORE, a well-know
capitalist of Walla Walla, says that
Eastern Oregon will this year have the
hvrgest wheat yield ever know n, and
adds: "The largest yield that I ever
kne' of personally was seventy-one
busk per acre for a field of thirty-
two acres. Th grower ma de affidavit
before me as to these figures after the
grain had been thrashed and the field
measured by compete surveyors. They
tell of bigger yields along Snake River,
and I have no doubt the statements are
true, but seventy-one bushels per acre
is the largest that ever came to my
personal knowl dge,"
REV.DR. JOSEPH PARKER, the fa-
mous Congregational preacher of Lon-
don when asked by a New York re-
porter if there was any truth in the re-
port that he would succeed Henry Ward
Beecher in Plymouth Church, respond-
ed: "Are you going to dine with Queen
Victoria next weekP" Th reporter in-
timated that he was not to his know-
ledge. "A nd you probably won't formu-
late a ny very definite decision on the sub-
ject until you are invited," the doctor
said, with a merry laugh, and then he
added, and there was a suggestion of
deep meaning in the way he did it:
"But of course you wouldn't refuse
such an invitation."
A RECOGNIS ED authority on sugar es-
timates that the world's production of
the article in 1886-87 is about 400,000
tons larger than that of the preceeding
year, he thinks, however, that this fact
will be compensated by an increased
consumption, most of which he credits
to Europe and North America. Th
stocks at the beginning of last year
(visible supply) are stated to have been
about 882,000 tons, against 940,000
tons one year previously and 960,000
tons two years ago. After making
everal minor allowances, which need
sot be stated in detail, it is estimated
B&& the total stocks were 42,000 tons
laas this midsummer than they were at
(he same date in 1886.
HISTORY O THE WEEK.
The Herald of Chicago says the seven
condemned anarchists are to hang. There
is no longer any doubt about that. Infor
mation has been received through reliable
sources that the supreme court will affirm
the death verdict against the anarchists.
None of the Judges have said this in so
many words, but when asked about the
case, Justice Magruder guardedly said:
"There will be no dissenting opinion, be
cause the justices are all of one mind." Chief
of Police Ebersold and Sheriff Matsonhave
already received an intimation of what is
coming, and they have been making
active preparations to meet any emergency
that may arise. That Sheriff Matson has
also received a direct intimation of the ac
tion of the court is evidenced by the extra
ordinary precautions he has been taking
lately in keeping suspicious persons out of
the jail. Everybody who calls to see the
anarchists is closely watched while in the
jail, and not a few visitors are denied ad
mission. ?m ^^s^t^^tj. "&
The Farmer's Review of Chicago
gives the following for the current week:
The reports of our correspondents indicate
that in several of the corn states the corn
crop has been more benefited by the late
rains than was supposed possible. Only
Missouri, Indiana and Dakota report a low
er percentage of condition than last week.
The reports Dy states on percentage of con
dition of corn crop, as compared with an
average crop, are as follows: Seventeen
Illinois counties report an average of 55.5
nine Indian counties 50.5: nineteen Iowa
counties 74.4 seven Kansas counties 61.4
eight Kentucky counties 67 eight Minneso
ta counties 91.8 thirteen Missouri counties
66.4 six Nebraska counties 83.3 sixteen
Ohio counties 70.1, and twelve Dakota coun
Fairmount, Indiana, is a temperance
town of the most pronounced type. Six
weeks ago J. Smith had arranged for the
opening of the first saloon ever started in
the town. A citizens' meeting was held in
one of the churches, a vigilance committee
appointed, and the next night the saloon
was blown up by a charge of dynamite.
Smith started to rebuild, and the new
structure was ready for the roof. At 1
o'clock on the morning of the 3rd a mob of
300 men and women advanced on the build
ing with picks and axes and reduced it to
kindling-wood, and the dismantled walls,
floors, and timbers were piled upon the
street. Nine-tenths of the people of Fair
mount are opposed to the saloon, and they
have given evidence that they consider any
means justifiable to prevent its being built.
Police Inspector Bonfield with one
or two of his men was at the (Chicago,)
Cook county iail and criminal court build
ing at an early liour, before the janitors
had done the sweeping. He is reported to
have thoroughly examined the cellars
under the jail, and to have sounded the
walls and floors to see if they had been
tunnelled. These are presumed to be pre
cautions looking toward an aiverse
decision in the anarchists' cases. Assistant
State's Attorney Longnecker expressed the
opinion that a new trial would be
given Fielden and Parsons, and that in the
other cases the decision of the lower court
would be affirmed.
A deadly scourage is afflicting Mc
Dowell County, West Virginia and South
western Virginia. The drouth has made the
peculiar disease which has several times
previously followed this state of affairs
and which is supposed to be a result of
minerals in the water, has broken out. In
the Dead Horse cave neighborhood there
are over 100 cases, with 30 deaths. Not a
family has escaped. Crops are neglected
and farm work is at a standstill, it requiring
the entire time of every individual to care
for the sick and dead. It is estimated
that 200 people have died in McDowell
county alone, in the last four weeks, from
The last session of the convention of
charities and corrections at Omaha was
devoted to the committee on charity. Mr.
Kellogg, of New York, presented a very
elaborate chart, in which he showed that
there are fifty-two cities having charity or
ganizations, representing a population of
8,000,000, with nearly 500,000 registered
paupers. After the usual complimentary
resolutions the new officers were appointed,
and the next president, Dr Hoy t, "of New
York, was installed. The conference then
adjourned, to meet next July in Buffalo.
Bradstreet's says that special tele
grams from leading points of distribution
throughout the country record considerable
improvement in the volume of staple mer
chandise moving as compared with a week
ago. There are fewer complaints of re
stricted buying at the interior owing to
damage by the drouth, and Chicago, St.
Louis, .Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Paul
and Minneapolis, which supply the great
grain belt, report the best trade known for
A Morgan, Texas, and vicinity
heavy rains have fallen and the damage is
estimated at thousands of dollars. Both
the Texas Central and the Gulf, Colorado
& Sante Fe railways are badly damaged,
and trains will be cut ofE for many days.
Four business honses and nine residences
there have been washed away. A W hitney
and Meriden many houses -were washed
away. A man was drowned at Meriden.
The loss to the railroad is $100,000.
September 5, was very generally ob
served throughout the country as Labor
Day, and the various Unions and Trades
Assemblys made it a complete holiday.
The processions at New York and Chicago
had 25,000 men line, and at other places
the demonstrations were large. In New
York and Brooklyn the day was observed
as a legal holiday, the banks, stock and
produce exchanges being closed in honor of
The imports of specie at New York
last week amounted to $2,719,663, almost
entirely gold, of which $466,000 came from
South America, and $2,253,663 from Europe.
The exports were $370,976, of which $10,000
was in gold consigned to South American
ports, and $360,976 silver. Of this $352,100
went to Europe and $8,876 to South America.
The imports of merch ndise for the week
were $r,761,327, of which $3,628,990 were dry
Under orders from Sheriff Matson the
cells of all the prisoners in the county jai
at Chicago, were searched. In the cell oc
cupied by A. R. Parsons, the anarchist, was
found a razor. This was pounced upon b.
the officers. Parsons claimed that he had
it for the purpose of shaving himself, but
the piece of steel was confiscated neverthe
less, though the condemned anarchist cursed
and swore when it was taken from him.
A coal train plunged down an em
bankment at Leavenworth, (Kans.) junc
tion. The engineer, J. Munden of Wamego,
was instantly killed. The firman, Frank
Davis received injuries from which he died
a few hours later. The head brakeman,
Tom Brown, was also killed. The cause was
a misplaced switch.
It is reported that Samuel Spencer, is
to re the succesor of Robert Garrett as
President of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R.
Mr. Spencer is now first Vice Preside it, is
about 40 years of age and and has been in
the service of the road for years, beginning
with a clerkship.
1$ Efforts will be made at Montreal to
pro3ure the indictment of Joseph Hickson,
general manager of the Grand Trunk road,
on a charge of Manslaughter. Recently two
men were killed on the line, and the coro
ner's jury held the company criminally re
^sfGov. Adams and Gen. Crook reached
an agreement at Meeker, by which two
companies of United States troops will be
kept on the line between the Uintah reser
vation and Colorado, for the protection of
settlers jmd to keep the Utes out of the lat
Near Lancaster, Ky. Peter and Hen
derson Green, brothers, while drunk,
opened fire without cause on Ed Cooley.
The latter replied with a shotgun and a big
revolver, killing Peter Green outright and
mortally wounding Henderson Green.
George Mount and James Grady,
prominent farmers of Nodaway county,
Missouri, fought a duel with knives Friday,
near Marysville. It was a desperate en
counter. Both men were wounded, Mount
mortally. He was stabbed 28 times.
The Ohio Oil Company has been
formed at Lima by producers, who intend
to market their own product and cut loose
from the Standard Oil Company in that re
gard. The capital stock is $500,000.
A story comes from Indianapolis to
effect that 126 persons lost their lives in the
Cbatsworth wreckthat the actual extent
of the calamity was concealed.
fire at Rawson, Ohio, which orig
inated in a saw mill 10 business and 12
dwelling houses were burned. Loss $60,000
The paper mills at Coshocton, Ohio,
have been destroyed by fire.
The Democrats of Pennsylvania held
their .state convention at Allentown on the
31st. Among those prominent were Con
gressmen S. J. Randall and W. L. Scott, the
latter being chairman of the committee on
resolutions. The resolutions reaffirm the
Chicago platform of 1884, fullv endorses
the administration of President" Cleveland
as wise, sagacious and patriotic, approves
the acts of Congress regarding immigration
and convict labor, favors liberal pensions to
deserving Union soldiers and sailors, and
refer to the action of the present adminis
tration in adding to the pension rolls a
larger number than was ever before placed
thereon in a corresponding period, while at
the same time protecting the treasury from
fraudulent claims, as proof of this fact
points with pride to the fact that since the
Democratic party has been in power in any
branch of the federal government, not one
acre of the public lands has been granted to
corporations, nor has any land grant been
revived or extended condemns the Republi
can legislature of the state for its crime
against the commonwealth in placing upen
the people a million dollars of taxes that
should have been borne by corporat-on ex
presses sympathy with Parnell and Glad
stone in their efforts for the oppressed of
Ireland condemns monopolies and de
mands the restrictions of corporate power
commends the National administration for
restoring to the people 0,000,00i) acres of
the public domam wrongfully held by cor
porations. Hon. J. Ross Thompson of Erie
was nominated for Supreme Court Judge
and Bernard J. McGrann of Lancaster for
Treasurer of State.
IN IH JEASTc
General Master Workman Powderly
seen at his home at Scranton, Pa., said it
was true that he was going to Ireland
to speak in support of the Irish cause.
He has been invited by prominent
Irish leaders to do so, and will sail soon
after the annual convention of the Knights
of Labor in October. If the Irish leaders
should be imprisoned he would go by the
next steamer to renew the struggle. He
does not consider it inconsistent with his
place as head of the Knights of Labor to
engage in the agitation. "None of my fel
low-Knights will object tom absence for a
few weeks," he said. "There are many
Englishmen in the order who have urged
me to go. I have also excellent friends in
England, and will visit that country and
ascertain the condition of its workers."
The Baltimore & Ohio R. R., has
sold the B. &. O. Express company for the
period of 30 years. It is stated on Wall
street that the price paid was $2,500,000, of
which $1,000,000 was paid in cash and $1,-
500,000 in United States Express stock.
The president of the United States Express
denies the correctness of the figures, but de
clines to state the terms on which the
property was purchased, saying that the
matter is private. No change will be made
in the management or name of the com
It is reported that Henry Villard,
formerly President of the Northern Pacific
R. R., has purchased a six-million interest
in the stocks and bonds of the Oregon Rail
way and Navigation company in behalf of a
German Syndicate of which he is the agent.
The repor i current that Mr. Villard will
enter the directory of that company and
the Oregon Transcontinential and possiblv
of the Northern Pacific.
The period has expired of the six
months during which the government re
deemed trade dollars at par. There have
been redeemed at the United States sub
treasury in New York Cit 3,492,417 of these
corns. 1 hose who failed to redeem such as
they may have had in the 3 possession will
nereafter be able to realize on them on them
only their intrnsic value as bullion.
It seems to be the general under,
standing that the entire Baltimore & Ohio
system will shortlv follow the B. & O. Ex
press and pass into new hands, the tele
graph, the sleeping and parlor car franchise
and the road itself, thus providing for a
floating debt of some $10,000,000, and ending
unprofitable and harrassing competition.
Bishop Wm. L. Harris of the Metho
dist church, died of heart disease at his
at his home at New York, after lying un
conscious for three days. He was born in
Ohio 1S17, began to preacH 1836,
1857 took charge of the acadamic depart
ment at Delaware,* Ohio, College, and in
1872 was elected Bishop.
A fi eight and a gravel train on the
Reading railroad collided in Williamsport,
Pa. Both engines and a large number of
cars were badly wrecked. The loss will not
be less than $20,000, Michael Joyce, a brake
man on the gravel train, was killed. The
conductor of the gravel train is said to have
disregarded his orders.
The new law in New York against the
adulteration of wine has just gone into ef
fect. It prohibits among other things the
"carbonating" process for making cham
pagne. The dealers are preparing to fight
Mrs. Belle Feely, an insane inmate in
the county jail at Clarion, Pa., was
cremated in her cell Thursday, the result
of a fire she had kindled with paper torn
from the walls.
A suspension of work has been ordered
in the mines of the Lehigh region. This ha
been made necessary by the large accumu
lation of coal at Amboy and other points.
A. train of 12 loaded freight cars went
through abridge five miles east of Tironia
Pa. on the Erie road Wednesday morning,
and a man named Smith was killed.
A. Gaily, New York, threw himself
in front of an elevated tram and was
literally ground to pieces.
Two trains collided in Gallitzin
tunnel on the Pennsylvania road. Nobody
hurt. Loss $25,000. ^^VS
^WASHINGTON GOSSIP. T^r/
|Prince Thokore Sahib* of Limbdi,
called at the White House and paid his re
spects to the President. tx
It is the intention of the President to
spend the next few weeks at Oak View. He
regards this as his vacation time.
Rear Admiral John Le Davis has
been recjeved from duty as president of the
retiring board and placed on the retired
list. T""^i *$ ^2Jp
A party of Dutch*' '-fSval
tatched to the Queen Emma, now lying at
New York, made an informal call on the
The Medical Congress "in session at
Washington were given a reception at the
White House by President and Mrs. Cleve
and, Tuesday evening.
Supervising Inspector General Du
mont has decided that the hulls and boilers
of all steam yachts, no matter how small,
must undergo inspection, and that their
pilots and engineers must be licensed.
The President will issi\e a proclama
tion allowing the free entry of the arms,
muitions and baggage of such foreign
military organizations as may desire to
participate the National Military En-
campmentand&rilLtobe held in Chicago
in October next, upon satisfactory assur*
ances being given that none of the arms
shall be permuted to remain in this country.
The suspension ofE. S. Wheeler &
Co., at Neve Haven, Conn., withbranehes at
New York, Baltimore, Chicago and Liver
pool, importers of bar iron, steel, tin, etc.,is
announced, with indebtedness approxima
Treasury department officials estimate
that the reduction in the public debt during
August will be about $5,500,000. This com
paratively light monthly reduction ac
counted for by the unusual heavy pension
draft for August, which amounted to fully
Mrs. Cleveland hasHeclineci thelnvi
tation from New York city officials to make a
presentation of flags to the city fire depart
ment in a graceful note saying: "I hope I
shall not be misunderstood when I base my
declination of your kind invitation upon my
unwillingness to assume that I as the wife
the President ought not to participate so
rorainently in a public ceremony in which
has no part."
The International Medical Congress
began its session at Washington, D. on
the 5th, there being 3,000 physicians from
the United States and four to five hundred
from abroad. President Cleveland opened
the Congress and Secretary Bayard de
bvered an address of welcome. Dr. Nathan
Smith Davis was chosen President of the
Congress. In point of numbers the congress
exceeded that 1881 at London and 1884 at
Secretary Fairchild has retuinpd to
Washington. Vf hen he left several days
ago it was his intention to remain away at
least a month and sudden the change in his
plans is said to be due to a desire on the part
of tbe President to confer with him in re
gard to treatment of the tariff and the finan
cial question in his next annual message to
congress. Secretary Fairchild will not,
probably, resume the active charge of the
treasury department just now, and it is his
plan to accompany the President to Phila
delphia and to then finish out his month of
to Sept. 1, the total coinage of
standard silver dollars amounts to $270,200,-
117. Of this amount $56,987,669 are in
circulation against $56,692,829 on Sept. 1,
1886. Government receipts for August
were very heavy, aggregating $35,619,115,
against $32,195,326 in August last year.
The customs receipts were $22,686,768, or
$2,000,000 more than in August, 1886. The
internal revenue receipts were $10,850,398,
against $9,697,934 in August, 1886, and
receipts from miscellaneous sources were
nearly half a milbon more than in August
a year ago. The expenditures during
August were $28,717,162-about $200,000 less
than August, 1886.
THE OJJ) WORLD.
Over 1,000 cases of scarlet fever are
reported in London 2
The Empress Eugenie is on her way
to Balmoral Castle to visit the Queen.
Cholera is increasing at Wales, but
is largely confined to suburban districts.
A very destructive conflagration has
occurred at Veszprem, Hungary, 200 houses
Gen. Perron, French minister of war,
has ordered the 17th army corps to com
The Kabbabish tribe has defeated
the Dervisches in the Baggara countrv.
killing 1,300 of them
The Parnellites are irritated over the
refusal of the government to extend the
allotments to Ireland.
Violent rain and hail storms have
prevailed in the northern part of England,
and in Ireland, in many sections, and
entirely destroying the standing crops.
A fire which started in the Cafe
Egyptian at Cario destroyed a whole block
of buildings. The loss is heavy.
The marquis of Salisbury will remain
at the Chalet Cecil, for which he has just de
parted, till the end of the autumn.
The London papers generally speak
favorably of the joint commission ap
pointed to settle the fishery dispute.
King Humbert has offered to the
crown prince of Germany the use of the
royal chateau at Caserta for the winter.
140 lives we re lost in the burning tf
the Exeter, England theatre. The govern
ment will take steps to investigate the dis
Numerous tenant farmers in County
Limerick have instructed their solicitors to
apply for a revision of the rents under the
now land act.
A dispatch'from Teheran says it is
reported that Ayoub Khan is still on Per
sian territory and is trying to enter
The collapse of the California wheat
ring caused considerable agitation in the
Liverpool market, and prices sustained a
Mr. Chamberlain does not expect to
leave for America till the middle of Novem
ber. He will address a Unionist gathering
in London just prior to his departure.
a coUision in the port of Antwerp
between the British steamer Salisbury
from Philadelphia and the British steamer
John Anderson both vessels were badly
damaged. The Sahsburv was afterwards
In the elections'for members of the
Second Chamber of the States-General in
Holland the returns from twenty-five dis
tricts show the election of twenty-seven
Liberals, ten Orthodox Protestants and
Baron Kosjek^Austrian minister at
Teheran, has been|rtransferred to Athens,
and Baron Trautemierg, Austrian Minister
at Athens, has been transferred to Berne.
Gen. Thoemmel has been appointed to suc
ceed Baron Kosjek as Austrian minister at
I consequence qf the ill treatment
of Jews, at Navgorod, Russia, Gen.
Baranoff has sent circulars to the au
thorities ordering them to adopt stringent
measures against violators of the law and
to guarantee safety to all subjects of the
Czar, without distinction.
The Russian mission, whioh recently
went to Kashgar, has been compelled to re
turn to Khomand. Members of .the mission
so outraged public opinion in Kashgar by
insulting Mohammedan women that a riot
against the Russians was provoked. In
this several Russians were killed.
During the performance of the
"Romany Rye" in the the theater at Exeter,
England, Monday evening, before a large
audience, the theatre took fire and a panic
ensued of the most frantic and indescribable
proportions and in the exit from the build
ing 150 people, 100 men and boys and 50
women lost then* lives and a large number
were injured by burns and being trampled
upon in the mad rush. The theatre was a
new one, with all modern appointments and
one of the prettiest in the kingdom.
Mary Sylvester, a working girl, ag ed
19, is lying at Minneapolis with a broken
jaw, a dislocated hip and fractures, of all the
ribs of her right side, the result of a jump
from a third story window to escape from a
brute, named Lou Murray, the manager of
an employment office. The girl's story as
told by her to Dr. Kilvingtonis as follows:
Her name is Mary Sylvester, and her home
is at Swan River, seven miles from Little
Falls. She came to the city with a view of
obtaining a clerkship, having been induced
to do so by one of Murray's advertisements.
Upon her arrival at Minneapolis Murray
employed her as clerk at $2 per week and
her that he had a ''very comfortable room
for her and accompanied her to Mrs.
Sawyers. went with her Tto room
twelve on pretext of showing her the apart
ment, and after a short time his evil inten
tion became apparent. He locked the door
to prevent her escape. Failing to accom
plish his purpose he resorted to violence.
After a struggle, during which she tried to
alarm the house, she begged him to let her
get a drink of water, and as soon as he
opened the door she leaped through the
window on the third floor. During the
summer Mary with her sister had worked
for O. S. Gates at Excelsior, and that gen
tleman as wel las all knowing her say her
character is above reproach. Her injuries
may prove fatal. Great indignation is felt
and expressed and new found and powerful
friends will not only provide her with care
but will see that the monster Murray has
his just deserts. The Tribune suggested a
fund for the injured girl and this was re
sponded to with $500, the first day, from
prominent business men and citizens, and
S. E. Olson & Co., tendered her a perma
nent situation in their store should she re
cover. The feeling in Minneapolis was so
strong that the Sheriff deemed it advisable
to take his prisoner to St. Paul as a pre
caution against lynching. In the police
court Murray was held in $2,500 bail, but no
attempt was made to give it and he was
very glad to be taken to the St. Paul jail.
Wm. Casper of a Crosse, until
lately keeping the Frokock hotel is in
trouble, through a fire in that building. A
few days ago Casper sent his family to
Savannah, 111., to attend the wedding of a
daughter, and announced that he would
close the house for a few days and go down
for the same purpose. It was reported that
he was going to leave the city permanently,
but he publicly announced in a newspaper
that he would be back in a few
days He left on the Burlington train at
10:5p m. and the fire broke out about
midnight. The firemen discovered dishes
of kerosene onthe floors of the rooms and
the floors were saturated with kerosene,
and the windows tightly closed with
blankets. There were also candles on the
floors, held upright by bits of tallow. It is
alleged that recently Casper has shipped
most of his furniture from the city. He
had $1,800 insurance, and tbe stuff remain
ing in the house was not worth $500, so the
police say. The presumption is that he
fixed his torches and hastened to the train,
expecting to be beyond the reach of sus
picion when the fire broke out. On notice
by telegraph he was arrested and is in jail
In the United States court at Winona,
Minn., in the case of A. O. Narrow, for sell
ing liquor to Indians, the jury found a ver
dict of not guilty. McH-nry Johnson, the
colored pugiliBt known as the "Black
Diamond,"' or "Black Star," was surrender
ed by his bondsmen and bail fixed at $100,
in default of which he was locked up. Mc
Donald and Morey, Alias Forrest pleaded
not guilty to the indictment for counter
feiting. The cases of R. J. Diamond, for
violation of the ravenue law, Jarvis Howard
violation of the pension law, N. Michaud,
violation of revenue laws, V. S. Britt, the
same, and Emerson Johnson, for cutting
government timber, were continued to the
Mrs. Caroline Seal, living in Albany,
Stearns County, committed suicide. While
her husband was sick and unable to be up,
she left the house, ostensibly to do some
work, but went a short distance from the
house and hung herself to the limb of a
tree. After twenty-four hours of anxious
waiting, the invalid husband sent his
fourteen-year old girl to some of the
neighbors to induce them to make a search
for Mrs. Seal, which they did and soon
found her within about 100 feet of her
house. The family came from Wisconsin
about a year ago, and Mrs Seal's action is
said to have been on account of family
The annual report of wheat handling
at Duluth, Minn., shows a large increases of
business. The year just closed exceeds the
heaviest previous year by near 8,000,000
bushels. The total movement represents a
handling of 41,041,070 in elevators and about
1,000,000 handled outside, or in round num
bers 42,000,000 bushels. In this amount win
ter wheat is represented by 68,004 bushels
received and shipped, the balance being all
spring wheat. Of the spring wheat receipts
15,828,621 bushels were No. 1 hard, and the
shipments 17.490,411 bushels, the balance
being of lower grades, from "1 Northern"
to "no grade."
A Waterloo, Iowa, while loading Hol
stein cattle from the Field brothers fine
stock farm to take to the Iowa state fair,
David Sees, of Cedar Falls, was gored by a
bull and instantly killed. Mr. Sees was
leading the bull by a 10 foot pole attached to
a ring in his nose' and was walking back
wards so as to watch the bull. He stumbled
and fell, and before he could get up the
bull was upon him. Mr. Sees narrowly
escaped being killed by this same animal
last year, and the owner, Mr. Field instantly
shot the bull.
Augu st Myrena, a carpeuter of Ka
sota, came to St. Peter to purchase goods
and ask a doctor to go to Kasota and see
his sick wife. He commenced to drink soon
after he came, and by 10 p. was quite
drunk. He started home about 10:30, and
it is supposed fell down or sat down on the
Omaha track and went to sleep. The 1
o'clock freight bound north struck him and
cut him into over one hundred pieces, his
head and face alone bemg divided into fifty
pieces. His clothes and boots were stripped
from him. He leaves a wife and four small
A Ashland Wis. the body of
Christian Paulson who disappeared a few
days since, and who was supposed to have
been foully dealt with, was found in the
log slip of Sheffield's mill. A check for $5l
which he had on him when he disappeared
was found on the body, which does away
with the supposition that he was murdered.
The coron r's jury rendered a verdict of
"death by accidental drowning." Paulson
was thirty-two years old, employed as rod
man in the Lake Shore engineer corps, and
leaves a wife and child.
A Monroe, Wis., William Kroell was
killed while blasting rock near the city
Four blasts were put in, three exploded but
the fourth one did not go off. After waiting
20 minutes ihe men were ordered out, Mr.
Kroell bemg the first man to get there. The
blast exploded, blowing him to the top of a
cut 45 feet high, blowing one side of his head
and one arm ofE and terribly mangling his
body. One arm was found over 100 feet
from the scene of the disaster. This makes
three men killed in the same place during
the summer. -v
Henry Michaels, a farmer of about
30 years of age, living in Hellen township,
McLeod County, Minn., accidentally shot
himself in his arm. The shot grazed his
breast, tearing away some of the flesh, and
and struck his arm just below the shoulder,
mutilating it to such an extent as to
necessitate amputation at the shoulder.
Michaels supposed the gun was empty, and
snapped a cap on it to see if the tube was
clear, but his brother had loaded the gun
the day before.
A Sioux City, Iow a, Charles Hoyt,
12 years old, experienced a narrow escape
from death. About 11 o'clock a. m., the
boy, in company with several others, was
playing in an uncompleted sewer near his
home, and was about 12 feet below the sur
face of the ground, when a large quantity
of earth caved in on him, covering him and
leaving three feet of soil above his head.
Passers-by extricated the poor little fellow
after he had been buried 15 minutes.
The Wisconsin Leather company, one
of the oldest houses Milwaukee, has con
fessed judgement on four notes amounting
to over $90,000. The company was declared
insolvent by the judge of the circuit court,
and all of its property was sequestered with
B. K. Miller as receiver. The sheriff is in
possession of the tannery and other property
of the company. The liabilities are stated
as exceeding $800,000. jjsp
A Humboldt, Iowa, everybody tnat
can "is making hay while the sun shines,"
literally and figuratively. A very large
amount of splendid hay is bemg put up as
it is now worth $4 to $8 a ton, loose,
ordinary upland hay.
1 Thomas Lowry has returned to Min-
neapolis from a nearly eleven months tour
in Europe, and it is expected that languish
in? St. Paul and Minneapolis street railway
interests will be given new and better life.
Chicago day express: Milwaukee, Chicago, Oshkosh
Fond Lac, Neena h, Waujsesba and Ea Claire.
Chicago night express: Milwa ee Chicago, Oshkosh,
Fond Lac, Neena h, Waukesha and Ea Claire.
ARRIVING TRAINS AT
Chicago day express: Fr om Chicago, Milwaukee, Osh
kosh, Fond Lac and Neenah.
AUL N 0
SUMMER or WINTER,
in either direction between
MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL,
AND THE EAST.
will contribute to your happiness.
2 Solid Through Trains 2
EACH WAY DAILY,
tf Eau Claire,
Fond Du Lac,
PALACE DINING CARS
on all through trains in which meals
are served at the uniform price ot
l~ 75 cents.
PALACE CHAIR CARS
on all day trains, with polite and atten
Palace Sleeping Cars
unrivalled by any in the world, on all
The "Short Line to all points
in Central, Northern and Eastern
Wisconsin, and on the Michigan
N FINNEY, W S. MELLF^,
Managing Director. Gen'l nager.
A A ALLEN, JAS. BARKER,
Ass't Gen'l Man. Gen'l Pass.& Tkt Agt
i v, MnAVAUKEE, WB.^}
CITY TICKET OFFICES,
173 East Third Street, St. Paul, Minn.
19, Nicollet House Block, Minneapolis,
312, HENNEPIN AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS. ^JSirl ^^0
Refrigerators, Oil Stoves, Ranges, Tinware, furnaces
Fine Household Articles, Roofing Spouting and Metal Work.
I (MINNESOTA NORTHWESTERN R. R.)
TWO TRAINS DAILY EACH WAY
ST.iPAUL, MINNEAPOLIS AND
Chicago, St. Louis andJLansa City
^^t *& AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS.
Pullman Buffet Sleepers, elegant through day coaches ona I trains,
THE BEST AND QUICKE ST LINE TO
DES MOINE S, FORT DODGE, PHILADELPHIA,
LOUISVILLE, PEORIA, NEW ORLEANS,
PITTSBURGH, BALTIMORE, GALVESTON,
COLUMBUS, WASHINGTON, SAN ANTONIA,
INDIANAPOLIS, CINCINNATI, NEW YORK,
BUFFALO, SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON,
And all Points in Old and New Mexico, Canada and the Provinces.
Lv. Minnpls. Lv. St. Paul. A St. Paul. Ar. Minnpl.
Chicago, St. Louis & Kan
sas City f7:30 a.m. t8:35a.m. *7:15a.m. *8:30a.m.
Chicago & Dubuqu Fast
Express *l:00p.m. *l:40p.m. *3:50 p.m. *4:30 p.m.
field, Lyle & Austin |3:30p.m. f4:30p.m. tH:20a.m -f\ll:55a.m
Chicago, St. Louis & Kan
sas City *7:30 p.m. *8:10 p.m *6:45 p.m. *7:30 p.m.
Daily. Daily Except Sunday.
Trains arrive and depart and all connections made in Union Depots. Ask for
tickets via the Great Dubuque Route, and take no others. Tickets via this popu-
lar route for sale everywhere. J. A HANLEY, Traffic Manager.
WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINE.
THE PALACE SLEEPING and PARLOR CAR ROUTE TO CHICAGO.
DEPAETING TRAINS FROM
ALL TRAINS DAILY, (SUNDAY INCLUDED.)
Chicago Da Express, Arrives at Chicago 6:45 a.m.
Chicago Da Express, Arrives at Chicago 12:45 p.m
THROUGH CA SERVICE.
All trains carry Elegant Da Coaches, Superb Sleepers and Luxurious Dining
Cars, without change, between Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago.
For Tickets, Rates, Berths in Sleepers and all Detailed Information apply to
the CITY OFFICES:MINNEAPOLIS NO. 19, Nicollet House Block corner of
Nicole* "ud Washington Avenues, F. ANSON, North-Western Passenger
173, East Third Street, Merchant Hotel Block, C. E ROBB,
City Ticket Agent.
N. FINNEY, JAMES BARKER,
General Manager. GeD'l Pass. & Ticket A
S T. PAUL.
1205 p.m 12:40 p.
8:20 p.m 9:00 p.
MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAUL.
7:50 a.m. 7:15 a.m
MINNEAPOLIS and St LOUIS
AND THE FAMOUS
Albert Lea Route
Two Through Trains Daily
FROM ST. PAUL and MINNEAPOLIS
Without change, connecting with the
fast trains of ali lines forth
EAST AND SOUTHEAST 1
The direct and only line running thiough
cars between Minneapolis and
DES MOINES, IOWA
Via Albert Lea and Fort Dodge.
Direct Line Watertown. Dakota
Solid Through Trains, 2
MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. LOUIS*
and the principa cities of the Miss
issippi Valle connecting in
Union Depot for all points
^outh an outhwest!
Many Hours Saved and the only
Line running Two Trains Daily to Kan
sas City, Leavenworth and Atchison
making connections with the Union Pa
cific and Atchison, Topeka and Sante
Close connections rnadein Union
Depot with all trains of the St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba Nothern Paci
fic St. Paul & Duluth Railways, from
and to all points North and Northwestl
Remember the Trains of the Minne
apolis &St. Louis Railway are composed
of Comfortable Da Coaches, Magnifi
cent Pullman Sleeping Cars, Horton Re
clining Chair Cars, and our justly cele
brated Palace Dining Cars!
@'150 lbB. of Baggage Checked Free.
Fare always as Low as the Lowest! Fo
Time Tables. Through Tickets, etc.
call upon the nearest Ticket Agent or
write to S. BOYD,
Gen'l Tkt. & Pass. Agt., Minneapolis I