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WEST2BN APPEAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.
3T. PAUL. MINK.
Morocoo women who talk scan- I N
dais are punished by having cayenne
pepper rubbed into their lips
OVER three hundred and fifty thou
sand headstones have been used the
Government in marking the graves of
the Union dead.
MRS. JOHN JACOB ASTOR left her
large collection of fine laces, valued at
f50,000, to the Metropolitan Art Muse
um, of New York.
NORTH CAROLINA is a State without
cities. Wilmington, its largest town,
lias only 19^000 people, Raleigh 13.000,
Charlotte 9.000 and Asheville 8,000.
THE Omaha liepublican, speaking of
1 says: "There are altogether
too many trusts. The only trust that
ought to be encourged is 'Trust in
God and keep jour powder dry.'
THE San Francisco Grant Monu
ment Committee has sent out circulars
inviting architects and sculptors to
compete for the honor of designing a
monument for General Grant to cost
A WEALTHY Montana man has of-
fered to give the College of Montana,
at Deer Lodge, $10,000 on the condition
that the college will raise $15,000 and
maintain a perpetual scholarship for
deserving girls without means.
Miss GRACE WEISER, the young
Methodist revivalist, is meeting with
success in New York. She engaged in
evangelical work Jive years ago last
September, and since then eleven
thousand persons have been converted
as the result of her labors.
THE Grant Monument Association
has issued a circular letter inviting
artists and architects to submit de
signs for a monument or memorial
building to be erected in Riverside
Park, New York. The cost of the
structure is to not exceed 500,000.
I N the last twenty-three years, it is
said, there have been only two colder
Januarys than the one this year.
These were January, 1875 and Jan
uary, 1888 and it was only the mild
weather of the last few days that pre
vented January, 1888 from being the
coldest on record.
THERE is a hotel in Arkansas where
the rooms are designated the names
of cities and States. "Here, Front,
show this gentleman to New Orleans,
take a pitcher of ice-water to Minne
sota, see what that man in Boston
wants, and make a fire in Chicago," is
a sample of what one hears in the
NEARLY $4,000 has been subscribed
"by Nebraska citizens in behalf of hero
i school-teachers who protected their
young charges at terrible cost to them
selves during the late blizzard. Sev
eral of the young women are cripples
for life reason of their heroism. I
is thought the fund will reach $10,000
in the next few days.
CAPTAIN BALDRY, of the steam
whaler Orea, has just returned to San
Francisco from a voyage in which he
killed thirty-five whales, the largest
catch on record. Twenty-eight of
theseall the ship could carryAvere
stowed, and yielded 2.S00 barrels of
oil and 48,000 pounds of bone. The
catch was valued at ?G6,800.
EIGHTEEN deserters from the French
army in Tonquin were recently drawn
in line for execution, when the Ad
jutant, seeing that the line was poor,
said: "Can't you fellows dress better
than that? Right dress." The unfor
tunates straightened themselves with
military promptness and perfection,
and the next moment the whole eight
een went down before the murderous
THE point Avhere the coldest tempera-
ture on earth has ever been observed
has been dignified the name of the
pole of cold. I is located to the east
of the River Lena, in Siberia. There,
at Verchojansk, the Russian Govern-
ment has established an observatory.
The poor weather man out there im-
ported in December one year 8 5 de-
grees below zero, and January, 1885
as much as 9 0 and 9 8 degrees below.
THE value of rare American coins is
as follows: The half-dollar of 1852,
representing Liberty seated, is worth
$i:75. Among silver dollars the 1858
dollar, representing Liberty seated, is
worth $15 The dollar of 1828 has a
flying eagle on the reverse side, and is
"Worth $15. S is the same coin of
1839. Both are in circulation. The
20-cent piece of 1877 is worth $1.50, and
of 1878 $1.25. They are rarely seen.
The valuable dimes and half-dimes
were all coined before 1846. The sil-
ver 3-cent piece of 1873, with the
large star, brings 6 0 cents.
THE delight of the officers of the
Post-Office Department at Washington
the special delivery system has proved
a success. Returns received from all
free delivery jjost-offices for the quar
ter ended September 20 1887 showed
that 217,525 special delivery letters
were delivered, which was a large in
crease compared with the previous
quarter. For the quarter ended De
cember 8 1 last the returns received
showed an increase of 18.6 per cent,
over the September quarter. The best
featuro of the service is that the Gov
ernment can not lose a cent.
THE Toledo Blade publishes a state-
ment that a syndicate of New York,
Toledo, Chicago and Detroit capital-
ists, representing $25,000,000, held a
meeting a few evenings ago at Detroit
and organized a company to build a
pipe line from the Northwestern Ohio
oil fields to Toledo and to erect, re-
fineries so as to compete with the
Standard Oil Company. ,They claim
to own patents on a new process of
refining, and say they can place the
product on the market at a cheaper
rate. The capital stock of the new
company is said to be $10,000,000..
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
WEDNESDA Y. Feb 8In the Senate bills
were passed for the relief of importe rs
of animals for breeding purposes, and to
enable the State of Colorado to select
indemnity school landa I was decided to
vote on the Educational bill on the 1 5 bh.
I the House the bill making bills of lading
conclusive evidence in certain cases was
passed. The Speaker announced the fol
lowing special committee to investigate the
labor troubles in Pennsylvania: Messra
Tillman (S. C), Stone (Mo.), Chipm an (Mich.),
Anderson (Kan.) and Parker (N. Y.).
THUBSDAT, Feb. 9. I the Senat a
joint resolution was passed providing for
the distribution of undistributed copies of
the records of the rebellion and the reports
of the tenth census. The Committee on In
dian Affairs report ed favorably the bill
providing for the opening to settlement of
the Sioux Indian reservations in Dakota.
Adjourned to the 1 3 th. I the House the
bill to discontinue the coinage of the three
cent pie ce was passed. Bills were intro
duced for the adjustment of accounts of
laborers arising under the Eight-Hour law
and to prevent the overloading of vessels
on the great lakes. The bill requiring sub
sidized railroads to maintain and opera te
telegraph lines was considered.
FKIDA T, Feb 10.The Senate was not
in session. I the House a resolution to
inquire mto the complaints of defective
mail service in the "West and South was
adopted. Favorable reports were made on
a bill to create an arbitration board to set
tle the differences between the United
States and Texas. The Senate bill author
izing the appointment of Andrew D. White
as a regent of the Smithsonian Institution
MONDA Y, Feb 13 In the Senat the
bill for a commission on the subject of
the liquor traffic was placed on the calen
dar. A bill was introduced to increa se the
pensions of those Wh have lost a limb or
two lim bs or both eyes. A resolution was
offered to ascertain whether Congress had
power to enact laws to prohibit within the
States the adulteration of food. I the
House bills were introduced authorizing
the election of a delegate from the In
dian Territory to the Fifty-first Con
gress permitting farmers and producers
of tobacco to sell leaf tobacco in any
quanti ty to any person, without restric
tiont prohibio fictitious and gambling
transactions in articles produced by the
American farming industry proposing a
constitutional amendment limiting the
membership of the House to 250t pro
hibit the coinage of three-dollar gold
pieces for the establishment of a postal
telegraph system. A bill was passed pro
hibiting any person in Washington or
Georgetown from making books or pools
on the result or" any races or of any game of
O N the 9th the sixjy-second anniversary
of the birthday of the late Senator Logan
was commemorated by the dedication of
a memorial tablft in the Metropolitan Meth
odist Episcopal Church in Washington,
which the Senator was in the habit of at
THE RE were 237 business failures in the
United States during the seven days ended
on the 10th, against 280 the previous seven
GENERAL WILSON in an address before the
Inter-State Commerce Committee on the
10th said the United States laws coddled
Canadian railwa ys at the expense of our
ow n, that Great Britain's possessions were
a constant menace tort us country, and that
we were aiding in the support of railwa ys
built for political and war purposes.
A twenty-six leading clearing-houses in
the United States the exchanges during
the. week ended on the 11th aggregated
$875,409,773, against $906,871,458 the
previous week. A compared with the
corresponding week of 1S87 the decrease
amounted to 2.2 per cent.
PEESIDENT CLEVELAND on the 11th ap
pointed Judge Alexander McCue, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., Assistant United States Treasurer
at New York.
A N EW counterfeit of the five-dollar silver
certificate was discovered in Washington
on the 11th The bill is about three-six
teenths of an inch short
THEEE were 1,G88 business failures in the
United States from January 1 to the 11th
insfc, against 1,734 in the corresponding
time in 1S87.
A Kutztown, Pa., four houses were
burned on the 9th, John Hopp, his daughter,
aged fifteen years, and his son aged nine
years, perishing in the flames.
O N the 9th Clement A. Day was hanged at
Utica, N. Y. was convicted of the mur
der of his mistress, Johanna Eoss Crow, of
whom he was insanely jealous.
I N the Dupont powder works at Wap
wallopen, Pa, an explosion on the 10th
blew four men to pieces and wounded
forty others, a dozen of whom were not ex
pected to recover. Near ly every building
in the place was wrecked.
HO N. JAMES G. BLAINE in a letter to B. F.
Jones, of Pittsburgh, chairm an of the Ije
publican National Committee, dated Flor
ence, Italy, January 25, 1888, and made
public on the 12th insL, announces his
declination to permit the use of his nams
as a Presidential candidate before the Be
publican National convention.
A JU RY on the 11th in New York brought
in a verdict th at the heirs of a suicide, in
sured for $10,000, were not entitled to any
O N the evening of the 11th the Bepublic an
Club of the city of New York held a dinner
at Delmonico's in honor of the seventy
ninth birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Ad
dresses were made by Senator Evarts, Sher
ma n, Allison and othera
Srx whites and seven negroes, convicted of
petty larcenies, were whipped with from
five to ten lashes each on the 11th at New
O N the 11th Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Merrill,
who reside near Meadville, Pa. celebrat ed
their diamond wedding. Mr. Merrill is
ninety-seven years old and his wife is
A Allegheny City, Pa, an association of
women was formed on the 11th to boycott
all stores which keep open later than six
o'clock in the evening.
O N the 11th James Alberb, of Philadel
phia, came out first in the six days' walking
match in New York, making 621^ miles,
and beating the previous be st record of 610
miles. Herty finished second, 582 miles.
Of the forty-four who started in the race
only twelve were at the finish
I the Eastern States anoth er heavy
snow-storm prevailed on the 1 3 th. The
snow in Eastern New York was four feet
deep on the level, with drifts thirty and
forty feet high
SEVER AL collieries in the Beading (Pa.)
district resumed operations on the 1 3 th,
but the majority of the mines were still
BEPOBLICA NS of Maine will meet in State
convention at Bangor on April 2 6 to nomi
nate Presidential electors and delegates to
the National convention at Chicago.
HUNGABIAN S, while drunk, overturned a
lamp on the 13th at Silver Brook, Pa. and
the place catching fire five men and a girl
were burned to death and other persons
were not expected to recover.
WEST AND SOUTH.
JOHN JANAUSCHE K, a farmer living near
New Prague, Minn., kill ed his wife on the
9t h, fatally wounded his ten-year-o ld
daughter and killed himself. A quarrel
over money was the cause.
CO LD weather was report ed on the 9th as
follows: Duluth, Minn., 3 4 degrees below
zero Pembina, D. T., 6 2 degrees below
Crookston, Minn., 5 4 below Teche, D. T.,
5 6 below Moorehead, Minn., 4 4 belowS
Paul, Minn, 3 2 belowIshpeming Mich.,
3 5 below Sycamore, HI, 3 0 below Water
town, Wis., 3 0 belowDe Moines, la. 3 0
O N the 9th Albert J. Snell, son of the
millionaire killed by burglars in Chicago,
offered a reward of $20,000 for the arresi
and conviction of the criminals.
JUDGE PARKER sentenced in the Unite
States Court at Fort Smith, Ark., on the 9th
Owen D. Hill, Geor ge Moss, Jeff Hilder
brand, Emanuel Patterson, Richard Suther
land, Jack Crow and William Alexand er to
be hanged on April 2 7 for murder.
THE Mississippi Bepublican State conven
tion to elect delegates to the National con
vention will be held at Jackson on April 4
TENNESS EE Republicans will hold their
State convention at Nashville Ma 1 6 next
JOHN BUTTERY, of Mechanicsburg Lid. on
the 10th shot his step-sister, Ei.ta Mullen,
with whom he was in love, killed Frank
Moore, to whom she was engaged, and then
O N the 10th a gang of counterfeiters, who
had been working off a lar ge amount of
spurious coin in the southwestern part of
Kansas, were captur ed at Wichita.
RAILROAD COMMISSIONER N. T. SMITH, of
Dakota, said on the lOJh: "As far as
learned the following is an authentic sum
mary of the loss of life in the recent storm:
Beadle County, 9 Bonhomme, 19 Coding
ton, 3 Jerauld, 6 Clark, 2 Edmunds, 6
Brown, 5 Hand, 7 Kingsbury, 3 Lincoln,
29 Spink, 4 Turner, 18 Yankton, 3 total,
I N Chicago on the lObh the Bepublican
sub-committee of the National Committee
arranged the preliminary details for the
National convention, and chose General
Fitz-Simons for sergeant-at-ar ms and May
or Roche as chairman of the executive and
finance committee. Mr. Clarkson, chair
man of the sub-committee, said he had
already received over two thousand appli
cations for tickets.
O N the lOfch Conrad Bautebach, a life con
vict received at the Columbus (O.) peniten
tiary eight years ago was pardoned by the
Governor, it having been shown that he
KANS AS Prohibitionists will hold their
State convention, to name Presidential
electors and candidates for State offices, on
June 1 3 next
A FLBE on the 10th destroyed the princi
pal business places of Deerfield, Wis.
PATRICK JOHN HART, who murdered John
Pitts, a miner, was hanged on the 10th at
Helen a, M. T.
A TRACTION engine exploded on the lOfch
in the woods in Liberty township, near
Wabash, Ind. causing the death of three
A BILL was introduced in the Maryland
Lsgislafcure on the 11th making it a penalty
for registered voters to fail to vote.
WILLIAM KELLY, aged seventy-seven
years, died in Louisville, Ky., on the lltb.
was the inventor of the Bessemer proc
ess of making steel, and th? first importer
of Chinese labor into America.
COUN TY TREASURER HILL,of Panola Coun
ty, Tex was murdered on the 11th and his
office robb ed of $6,000.
I N the business center of Ironton, O., a
fire on the 12th destroyed the opera-house,
post-office, Merchants' block and six stores,
causing a loss of $100,000.
FOOTE, SCHUL ZE & Co., boot and shoe deal
ers at S Paul, Minn., were burned out on
the 13th, causing a loss of $250,000.
O N the 1 3 th General Harney, at Pass
Christian, Mis3., celebrated the seventieth
anniversary of his appointment to the
Miss CARRIE SHELLE Y, while carelesply
handling a gun on the 13th near Newton,
111., shot and killed Edward Joy. The
couple were soon to have been married.
REPUBLIC AN clubs of Wisconsin will meet
in Madison March 1 5 for the formation of a
A SKI FF was submerged by the swells of
a steamer a short distance below New
Orleans on the 1 3 oh, and seven of the
eight persons on board were drowned.
A Colfax, La., a colored family of five
persons died from poison on the 13th In
stead of soda Rough on Rats had, by mis
take, been put into a pot of greens.
THE death of P. H. Rock occurred in Osh
kosh. Wis., on the 13th at the age of one
hundred and two years.
I N Southern and Central Dakota another
blizzard raged on the 1 3 th. A Aberde en
the mercury suddenly dropped from 2 5
above to 1 2 below zero.
A FI RE destroyed the business porti on of
Angosla, a small town in Carroll County,
O., onLhe 13th
THE English Parliament convene.d on the
A N act was passed by the Swedish Parlia
ment on the 9th laying an import duty on
grain, corn, peas and beans.
LORD LANSDOWNE accepted the position of
Viceroy of India on the 9 th, and will lea ve
Canada for England in June. Lord Stanley
will succeed him as Governor-General of
VIEN NA advices of the lOfch say that
enormous avalanches along the line of the
Arlberg railway had resulted in serious loss
of life, and traffic on the road had been
FIFTY business failures occurred in Cana
da during the seven days ended on the lOfch,
being nearly double the usual average in
seven da ya
J. W HACKER killed Miss Mabel Steike,
at Berlin, Wis., on the 14th, and then blew
out his own brains. Cause, love troubles.
O N the 14th, a portion of the Northwest
was visited by another blizzard, trains be
ing delaye d.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND has announced
his intention of making a visit to Florida,
and will probably leave Washington on the
RICHARD FOX, proprietor of a sporting
paper in New York, under examination on
the charge of aiding and abetting a prize
fight, was discharged on the 14th.
THE Secretary of State has directed the
establishment a ted Stat es consular
agency at Van Couvers Island, forth bene
fit of American commerce, which is sail to
be growing in that vicinity.
THE McGlynn and George factions of the
Anti-Poverty society in New York are at
outs, according to a dispatch of the 14th.
A FI RE in Montreal, Canad a, on the 14th
caused a loss of $140,000.
CAPT. GEORGE W HUBBARD was appointed
Chief of Police in Chica go on the 14th vice
EX-SENATOR SARGENT, on trial at Albert
Le a, Minn., for arson, was discharged on
ALONZO HOI.LT, a negro was lynched at
Finckneyville, 111., on the 14th.
A BI LL was introduced in the New Jersey
Senate on the 14th, providing that the
death penalty shall be inflicted by electric
A N election was held in the Eleventh
Michig an district on the 14th to fill the* va
cancy caused by the death of Congressman
Moffat. Seymour, Republican candidat e,
A DISPAT CH from Dublin says the mayor
of Cork has been convicted of assaulting a
police sergeant and sentenced to fourteen
I N New York City, on the 14th, a steam
engine on the New Broadway Elevated
Railroad fell from the structure on which it
rested, and struck on top of ahorse car
passing at the time, i our people were
killed and fourteen seriously injured.
Two pick-pockets, Oscar Readon and Jo.
Studemeyer were run out of St Paul on the
Uth by the Police.
O N the 14th, at Calumet, Mich., sixty
trammers struck for advance in pay. Their
places were at once filled, and everything
was working smoothly.
When you have to pay $1 an ho ur for a
one-horse sleigh, its easy to understand
wnat is meant by a revenue cutter.
The Dupont Powder Manufactory at Wap
"wallopen, Fa Blown UpFour Persons
Killed and fforty Others Badly Injured
Every Building in the Tillage Damaged
Surrounding Towns Shaken Several
Uvea Z.ost py Explosions at Other
MANGLED BY BURSTING POWDER.
WJLEESBAEEE, Pa., Feb 1LA violent ex-
plosion oteurred at the Dupont powder
works at Wapwallopen at 9:55 yesterday
morning in which four men were killed,
many injur 3d, and a great deal of
damage done. Peter Kishbough, George
Sdit, Olean Tea ts and John Rossman
were at work in the packing-house
where a great quantity of powder was
stored, when the explosion happene d.
How the accident occurred is not known,
as the four men were blown to pieces. Over
forty other men were more or less seriously
hurt, and every building" in Wapwallopen
was either damaged or wrecked. A Nanti
coke, Shicksninny and Wananie, neigh
boring villages, glass was brok en and
chimneys were toppled over. The shock
was distinctly felt in Wilkes oarre, although
twenty miles away. None of the injured
will die. The injuries were mostly caused
by flying fragments. The new Methodist
church at Wapella, Pa. 300 feet away, was
completely wrecked. There were two tons
of powder in the building. There is no
trace of the pocking house left, not even
tha foundation. Eocks weighing over a
hundred pounds were blown to a top of a
mountain a quarter of a mile away. Du
pont,'s loss, and the loss of some thirty
buildings, more or less shattered, will be
several thousand dollars.
ELOWN TO PIEC ES XTTKO-GLYCERINE.
TIFFI N, 0. Feb. 10.Mr. Pinckney, of
Tole'do, the weJl-shooter, and Harrj-John
son, a workman, were literally blown to
piec es by an explosion of nitro-glycerine at
Believue yesterday. Some time ago 100
quarts of nitro-glycerine was shipped to
B'llevue to be used i shooiirfg a
is well, and buried for salie keeping
in a deep pit until it could be used. The
two men name.1 were digging the explosive
up when, according to one account, one of
them struck his pick into the nitro-glycer
ine. I exploded at onco. Not a piece of
the body of either of the men weighing
five pounds could be found, but shreds of
flesh and bloody matter hung on the
trees and rocks and roofs of hou?es
for a great distance from the mine. The
buildings in the nc.ghhorhood of the ex
plosion were badly wrecked, and the shock
Was felo at Tiffin. Sandusky, Put-iu-Bay and
other places. A large crowd of people who
were at the gas well narrowly escaped with
their lives. The scene about the place
where the nitro-glycerine was fired is de
scribed as one of peculiar desolation and
KILLED BY A BOILED EXPLOSION.
WABAS H, Ind, Feb 11. Aboiler exploded
on the farm of John t^encer near Lincoln
vilie yesterday, killing- two men. They
had just started up a sowing-machine
when the explosion took, place, in
stantly killing S. T. Smith." John Hale
had the top of his head blown off and
died an hour afterward. Several others
were hurt by the flying pieces of the boiler,
but the thickness of the undergrowth saved
their lives. Nothing was left of the sawing
but a wheel and a few scraps of iron.
Pumping cold water into the boiler caused
MACKIN SEEKS MERCY.
The Strongest Plea io Clemency Ever
Presented to Governor OsrlesbyA Very
Penitential I,otter i'rmn. the Pine Worker
HimselfA Pardon Ve ry Probable.
FPHINGEEELD, Id. Feb 11.Mr3. Joseph
C. Mackin yesterday had an interview with
and presented a peti
tion and a mass of
letters and indorse-
ments, constituti ng
probably the strong
est plea for execu
tive clemency ever
laid before an ex
ecutive of Illinoia
While the crime
commitied by Mack
in, to conceal which
he perjured himself
before the grand
jury, was of a polit
ical nature, the plea JOSE PH C. MACKIN.
for clemency is Signed by prominent men
of all parties, and the strongest feature of
the plea is that the time already served by
Mackin is fully commensurate with the
crime. The petition leads off Avith the fol
lowing letter from Mackin:
"ILLINOIS STATE PENITENTIARY, WARDEN'S
OFFICE, JOLIE T, 111., JaD. 31, 18S7.Hon. 2i.
J. Oilesby, Governor of IllinoisDear Sir: I
address JIOU as an applicant for a pardon. I
shall not presume to present any argument for
your consideration. I will plead no merit,
simply prefer the request and say this, -which
seems to me to be proper: For any offense
which I have committed against the laws of
the land I express sincere regret, and pledge
myself that should you see your way clear to
giant my prayer, my future endeavor will be
to so order my ways as to win the
approbation of all good citizens. I suall
hope, should your excellency interpose the
power vested in you to shorten my terra, that
lmay in some measure repair my shattered
fortunes, and in a legitimate business con
tribute to the support and happiness of my
fam:ly, and to these ends I shall devote my
life. Humbly beseeching your favorable con
sideration, I am, sir, with great respect, your
obedient servant, JOSEPH MACKIN."
The petition is signed by Judge Moran,
who presided at the trial, all the members
of the special grand jury, all but three of
the Federal pet it jurors who convicted, the
Federal and State prosecutors, most
of the members of the Federal
pr jury, several judges of Cook
County, United States Senator Far
well, the mayor of Chicasro, the custom
house and post-office officials of Chicago,
the editors and proprietors of the leading
C.iiCago papers, a large number of Senators
and Eepresentatives of the General Assem
bly Chicago and throughout the State,
and a vast number of other prominent per
The Governor has not announced his de
cision, but the fact th at he has allowed the
papers to be perused by the correspondents,
contrary to all precedents in pardon cases,
is taken as an evidence that he intends par
don, and in fact, it is difficult to conceive
how he can refuse in the face of the almost
unanimous plea for clemency.
INDIANA WEATHER PREDICTIONS.
Government Authorize* Telegraphing
Them Daily to One Hundred Points.
INDIANAPOLI S, Ind., Feb. 1LThe Indiana
Farmer has obtained authority from the
Signal Service Department to send out
telegrams to 100 points in Indi
ana daily containing the weather
predictions for twenty-four hours
from 7 o'clock a. Signal weather flags
are to be displayed from 100 elevated
nts, flag-staffs and poles for the benefit
of agriculture, and the telephone system is
to be used to transmit the messages to
many other points throughout the Sta
from the several telegraph Btations receiv
ing the messagea This important service
goes into effect early next week.
JLoss of fiife in the Blizzard.
YANKTO N, Feb 11.Concarnin the
loss of life in the recent storm. Railroad
Commission er N. T. Smith says: As far as
learned the following is an authentic sum
tnary of the loss of life in the recent storm:
Beadle County, 9 Bonhomme, 19 Cod
ington, 3 Jerauld, 6 Clark, 2 Edmunds,
6 Brown, 5 Hand, 7 Kingsbury, 3 Lin
coln, 29 Spink, 4 Turner, 18Yankton 3
MACON, Ga. Feb 1LA supersedea hag
been granted in the case of Woolfock, who
was to have been hung here yesterday 01
the murder of his father, mother and five
brothers and sisters
Albert Slakes Over 631 ittiles'in the Six*
Day Pedestrian Contest at New York,
Breaking the World's .RecordHerty
NEW YORK, Feb. 13.The six-day-go-as-
yon-pleage contest came to an end Saturday
night Seven thou
sand persons were
in attendance The
winner is known as
Albert." but his real
name is James Albert
Cathcarfe, and he
hails from Atlantic
City, N. J. Mr. Bailey,
of Barnum & Bailey,
the lessees of the
building, say th at the
track is short When
Buffalo BUI had his
ALBERT. Wild West Show in
the garden the floor was taken up and
when it was relaid the track was short
ened about a yard, so that 600 miles by the
track is in reality short of th at figure by srz
or seven laps. A 6:50 Saturday evening
Albert made his 607th mile, appearing as
fresh almost as he did when he began the
race last Sund ay night, excepting a little
dullness about the eyes. A 7:01 he fin
ished his 608ih mile. A 7:10 Moore had
covered 525 miles, and at 7:12 Albert had
laid 609 miles behind him and was going
in good shape, occasionally breaking into a
run and making his 610th mile at a seven
mile gait, and tied the record at
7:23 58*2 seconds, an hour and forty
minutes ahead of Fitzgerald's time.
ran the .610th mile like a deer,
stepping high and without apparent effort.
The last mile was mads in 1 1 minutes 58^ 3
seconds. A surging crowd followed him
along the rails cheering him on. The ex
citement was intense. Me were crowding,
pushing and clamoring to get a glimpse of
the sturdy little PJiiladelphian. A
8:48 Albert, in completing his
616th mile, ran around the
track carrying two American flags,
while the bantl played National airs.
laid down the flags, which were picked up
in tu rn by Herty, Golden and Guerrero,
and crrried around midst the wildest
enthusiasm. A 8:53 little Noremac
established his claim to part of the
gate receipts by covering 525 miles. Guer
rero left the track at 8:53 with a score of
564 miles. Hart stopped for good at 9.10
with 564% miles to his credit. Golden re
tired at 9:30 with a score of 538 miles.
At 9:37 Albert completed his 620th mile,
en miles ahe ad of the record. A 1 0 o'clock,
the conclusion of the race, the score stoo d:
An estimate of the gate moneys to be re
ceivei by the men who covered 525 mile3
and over is as follows: Albert, $4,800. with
$1,000 extra l'or beating the record Herty
$3,000 Guerrero, $000 Hart, $960
Golden, $720 Moore. $490 Strokel, $360,
and Noremac, $240 total, $11,500!
The official report shows thnt Albert cov
ered 621 miles and 1,320 yards in 140
hours, and that he rested 1 9 hours and 2 2
HIS LIFE INSURED FOR $800,000.
T2ie Illness of Dr. Hostetler, of Pittsburgh,
Causes Uneasiness Among sk-Takers.
PITTSBUKG H, Pa., Feb. 13.The trip of Dr.
David Hostetter, vice-president of the
projected South Penn railroad, to Cali
fornia, in a desperate effort to regain lost
health, is being anxiously watched by
the life insurance companies all over the
country. is the most heavi ly insured
man in the United States and his death
would be a big financial loss to them. The
aggregate of the policies held by Dr.
Hostetter is $800,000. had imended
to add $200,000 more to this to make the
sum $1,000,000, but his prolonged illness
has prevented any further steps in th at
direction. This vast amount of insurance
is divided among the principal com
panies ol the world, some being given
sums as low as $10,000. The Pittsburgh
gentlemen, who ranks next to Dr. Hostet
ter in this peculiar li ne of wealth, is Rob
ert J. Anderson, the steel manufacturer.
His life insurance is $240,000. The three
other most heavily insured men in the
United States are Hamilton Dissbon, of
Philadelphia, $400,000 George Ander
son, of Chicago, $350,000, and P. Lorillard,
of New Jersey, $310,000.
MURDERED BY ROBBERS.
A Marissa (111.) Tragedy Which Kesemhlea
the Killing of Mr Snell at Chicago.
ST. LOUI S, Feb. 13.At Marissa, 111., yes
terday, when the family of Mr. George W.
Guthrie, one of the, wealthiest
and best-known citizens of Southern Illi
nois, returned from church,a daughter went
to his room, where she found her
father lying dead on the floor, with
a bullet wound through the heart,
and the carpet and his clothing saturated
with blood Suicide was at first suspected,
as Mr. Guthrie's revolver lay on the floor
near the body, but an examination showed
th at the object was robbery. I is believed
th at the murderers saw the family when
they started for church, and, supposing th at
the house was deserted, entered and went to
work on the safe with their drills. Mr.
Guthrie, it is supposed, heard them and
went into the room with his pistol drawn
and was overpowered and murdered, after
which his pockets were rifled and the mur
derers fled The appearance of the room
shows that there was a struggle. But little
of value was taken
Pronounced a Conspiracy.
NEW YOKE, Feb. 13The suit against the
National Benefit Society to recover
$10,000, the amount of a life insur
ance policy held by the late John
Tyler, was decided Saturday in Judge
Cullen's court at Brooklyn, the jury
finding th at the society was nob liable, as it
was proved th at Tyler had committed sui
cide. This establishes the fact of the exist
encejof a great conspiracy to defraud the in
surance companies out of $300,000, for
which Tyler had his life insured
NEW TOE K, Feb 13.An Indianapolis
special to the Herald sa ys that there are
3,000 insane persons confined in the county
poor-houses or in the homes of relatives
throughout Indiana. The last Legislature
failed to appropriate money to complete
the three insa ne asylums in course of erec
tion, and the disgraceful state of affaira
noted is the result.
WTLMTNGTON, Del, Feb 13. Seven
negroes and six whites, convicted of petty
larcenies, were whipped with from five to
ten lashes each at New Castle Saturday
morning. About 200 spectators were
present Some of the victims took their
punishment without flinching, but two of
them squirmed constantly. Samuel Long
(white), convicted of check forgery, stood
one hour in the pillory.
Electric Motors for St. Liouis.
S T. LOUI S, Feb 13.After many months
of experimenting the Lindeil Railroad
Company, using Washington avenue and
other streets in this city, has adopted elec
tricity as the motive power for their road.
The Pullmans Sued.
CHICAGO, Feb 13.Andrew J. Carberry,
the Pullman car condutor, who was tried
in the criminal cou rt last week and ac
quitted on a charge of stealing the com
pany's fares on his run between
New Orleans and Chicago, brought suit foi
$50,000 damages yesterday in the circuit
court against the Pullman Car Company
and the American Surety Company, hia
Killed by Avalanches.
YIENU A, Feb 13.Enormous avalanches
along the li ne of the Arlberg railway have
result ed in serious loss of life, and traffic on
the road has been stopped
An. English criti6 says that novels
are now supplied at the rate of about
four hundred a year.
The Queen Regent of Spain has
addressed a letter to Mrs. Cleveland
asking her for her photograph.
Dr. Lyman Abbott is to receive
$6,500 a year as the temporary pastor
of Plymouth Church. will retain
editorial supervision of the Christian
Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland re
ceives $6,000 for her two years' serv
ices and the use of her name at the
head of Mrs. Reed's school in New
York. She is also doing some literary
and magazine wiork.
Edwin Booth, the tragedian, is an
unobtrusive hotel guest. edges
to the desk, and, if any one is ahead of
hi m, he steps aside and waits. writes
his name in a neat, plain hand, aud
goes at once to his room.
Pope Leo has conferred upon Mr.
Charles Webster, the New York
publisher, the decoration which is worn
by the Knights of the Order of Pius IX.,
in recognition of his services in bring
ing out the "Life of Leo XIH." The
Order of Pius IX. is the highest order
of knighthood under the Roman Em
Now that Daniel Pratt is dead.
Frank Vincent. Jr., the author of The
Land of the White Elephant," may
very properly be called the great Amer
ican traveler. Within the last eleven
years lis has traveled 26o, 000 miles, and
the records of his outings are con
tained in a do'zen pleasant books of ad
venture and discovery.
A correspondent recently saw i
the library of Mrs. Augusta Evans
Wilson the original manuscript of her
novel, "Vashti." I was entirely in
her handwriting, and was as clear and
neat as a freshly printed page. This is
the manuscript for which Mrs. Wilson
received $15,000, and it is kept carefully
preserved in a case of heavy leather.
Miss Minnie Gilmore, the daughter
of Band-Master Patrick S. Gilmore,
has written some exquisite vex*ses
which will soon be published to an ac-
companiment Mrs. Emma Marcy
Raymond. Miss Gilmore, who is a re-
markably talented girl as well as an
uncommonly pretty one, has written a
little volume of dainty poems of beauty
George W. Williams, the colored
historian, and the best-known writer
of his race, has just put the finishing
touches to a drama which he hopes to
see performed on the stage before very-
long. The name of th ia play is
Panda, and the scene is laid in Africa.
Panda, the hero, is said to lea second
Othello in character aud appearance.
The horrors of a slave-ship are repro-
duced, and one scene is devoted to a
slave-market in Charleston, S. C.
Charles Darwin found backgam
mon a great mental relaxation, and he
was very fond of novels for the same
purpose. The great naturalist did most
of his writing sitting in a large horse
hair chair the lire, upon a board
stretched across the arms. When he
had many or long letters to write, he
dictated them from rough copies writ
ten on the backs of manuscripts or
proof-sheets. kept all the letters
he receiveda habit caught from his
father. When his letters were fin
ished, he lay on a sofa in his bedroom
and had novels read to him, while he
smoked a cigarette or regaled his nos
trils with snuff.
We suppose that a lady who has a
little daughter named "Pearl" would
be mother of pearl. Drake's Magazine.
"Mjinima, is a shepherd a man
who 'tends the sheep?" "Yes,
dear." "Well, is a coward a man
who'tends to cows?" "No, dear
but women are when they see one.
Wife"Is it true, hubby, that al
cohol will take stains out of silk?"
Husband"Yes, dear." Wife"Well,
please breathe out these grease spots,
there's a darling." obeys and
burns a hole in it. Town Topics.
The man who robs you on the road,
A highwayman is he
The grocer giving you light weight
A low-weigh man must be.
A clergyman, on a sultry after-
noon, paused in his sermon aud said:
I saw an advertisement for live hun-
dred sleepers for a railroad. I think 1
could supply at least fifty, and recom-
mend them as good and sound."
Mr. McCorkle (au attenuated dude
standing before portrait of a broad
chested warrior-like ancestor)"I
te ll you, Miss Nivens, I'm snob,
but I'm proud of descent" Miss
Nivens"You should be Mr. Mc
Corklei has been a great one!
A concert once took place in a re
mote Scotch village. I was the talk
of every one th next day. One of the
village lassies who had not been there
said to another who had been present:
"Didony the singers get a in-
core?" The other replied tsinartlyv
"Hoo divl ken what they got? They
were a' ta'cn into a room their-
sels. Scottish American.
Young Wife (at dinner table, sob
bing)"I think youyouare just as
mean asasyou can be. I made
thatthajt apple dumpling as a pleas
ant surprise for you, andand now
youwant hie to bring a handsaw to
cut it in two with." Young Husband
"Good heavens, Maria! I that a
dumpling? I took it for a cocoanut,
I'll eat it now, Maria, if it kills me."
A Lucky Woman.New Girl
"Please, ma'am, there's crape on the
door opposite." Mistress"Yes, I
heard about i The lady in the house
lost both of her children last night
diphtheria, and I a going over to see
what assistance I can render. She has
no, girl, 1 understand." N.G."No'm.
She's got no gurrL I came near bein'
caught there myself, bnt I heard about
the children in time." M."Heard they
bad diphtheria?" N G. "Oh, they
was well enough then. She's a lucky-
woman, she i ma'am." M. "Lucky?"
G."Ye?, indeed, ma'am. Now
she can advertise that "he's got
eliildren. and she can got a good gurri
a lUKiutc, ma'am." Tid Bits.
The demand for the Louis Quinze
heel is larger than ever.
Plain bedroom slippers are in felt,
either with or without he^els.
A pretty morning slipper is of black
patent leather, with cloth toe of Per
A styl of morniDg wear is the mule,
in black or colors, in kid or Sued,
with Louis Quinze heels.
A dress slipper of black kid has the
high heel, and large oxidized silver
buckles with roses in bas relief.
The "common-sense" walking boot
is always popular. I has a square
to e, low heel, and is made of kangaroo,
with a straight goat vamp.
The low shoe called the "Washing
ton" or "Adonis" is suitable for house
or street wear. I is in red, with black
patent leather vamp and plain steel
One of the prettiest styles for house
and evening wear is the bronzed Ox
ford tie I laces neatly in front with
a silk lacing to match, has the pointed
box toe and the high heel.
A pretty boot has the London pointed
to e, arid the "Boston Boot" has a toe
neither square nor pointed. The boot
is made of kangaroo leather and the
extension toe is neatly stitched.
Very stylish, pretty slippers for eve
ning wear re in bronze. The newest
style, the sandal, has a strap buttoning
over the instep which is a bow of
bronze-colored ribbon andalarge bronze
Another style is the low-cut black
satin slipper, with toe embroidered in
steel. The "Judic"
satin and ties over
broad black satin
these slippers have
is also of black
the instep with
ribbon. Both of
the *hio Louis
For street wear overgaiters of Jersey
cloth will be much worn during the
season. They come black and tan
color, are very- neatly made, and reach
only to the top of the boot. They are
made to order for ladies who want
them to match their walking dresses.
New York World.
A Characteristic of Girls.
"Why don't you speak to him John
ny? wishes to make friends with
"He ain't a boy. He's a girl," said
Johnny, as he moved further from the
little midget who was siding up to him,
and who in dress was the very coun
lejpart of himself. Girls look just the
same as a boy, but she ain't. Boys
don't push to a feller as girls do!
Girls ain't sense, pushing and
talking to a fellow thev don't know."
said he had heard that there was a a
end to all thingsbut there seemed to be
none to bis cough. changed his mind
two days later, after using only one bottle
of Dr Bull's Cough Syrup.
A pretty little child smilingly asked her
mother why fish ares full of splinters.
Allen's "Iron Tonic Bitters" is the finest
blood purifier in existence, and it at the
same time invigorates the liver, aids diges
tion, enriches the blood, and Ids up and
tones whole system. It's the best. Tne
market is flooded wi th base imitations. All
genuine bear the .-ignature J. F.Allen,
tt. Paul Minn.
Faith is not a belief that we are saved,
but that we are loved Dr. Kirk.
Two Hundred Million Dollars
is a vast sum of money, entirelv too much
for the dealers of this country to pay un
necessarily, yet that enormous amount is
exactly what drummers cost the merchants
of the United States EVEKY TEAR. You can
escape every penny of your share of this
consuming tax on your cig ar purchases by
mailing your orders to W TAXSILL, &
The dead elepha nt lice was dissected at
Hartford and 300 nnies found in her
stomac h. I is believed she had started a
Misery.It is instructive to note from the
catalogue of diseases that nine-tenths of
fatal cases reach their chronic staj:c through
a stupid indifference to a correct treatment
when the system is first assailed. It is easily
shown that thousands of lives could be saved.
Torture.For instance: SCIATICA, which so
sorely afflicts the human family, and which
is defined to be neuralgia of the sciatic
nerve, rheumatism of the hij-joint or parts
adjoining it, hip gout, pains in the loins and
hips, even in its mildest form never seizes
its prey without due warning.
\cute.Sudden and acute pains in the hip
and loins redness, swelling, tenderness,
soreness, fever, lameness and sometimes ex
cruciating pahis. The disease rapidly devel
ops into chronic or inflammatory stage.
Cure.Rub the parts affected thoroughly and
vigorously with ST. JACOBS OIL create a
burning sensation by thefriction of rubbing
on the Oil apply warmth flannels wrung
out in hot water.
Sold by Druggists and Dealers Everywhere.
THE CHARLES A. VOfiELEB CO.. BaUt^r^ild
OUT of the pail of businessbucket-shops.
THE painter on his scaffold is a man of
Qighstanding in the community.Merchant
I ET your views," as the constab le said
when he levied on a stereoscopic show.
THE game of foot-ball seems to be a me
shanical business. Principally fall and
tackle. Uoslwi Commercial-Bulletin.
A SCHOOL-BOY remarks that when his
teacher undertakes to "show him what is
what," he only finds out which is switch.
"WoapsN in Washington Territory can vote.
Those who take advantage of the privilege
ar called ballot girls.Texas Siftings.
THE fell ow who invested his last dollar i a
aDuluth stone quarry made money out of
hie blasted hopea Diduth Paragraphs.
TEN-PE TS is a bowled game to play.
HABD times for the school-boythe imul
tiplication table.Golden Days,
A BOU GH estimateguessing at the num
ber engaged in a street brawl.
A LADY of high standing Bartholdi's
Statue of Liberty.New Age.
I N the matrimonial breakers the more
"rocks you.strike the better.Epoch.
THEY raise vegetable tallow in Australia.
There's the place to laugh and grow at.i
Too* Sifting*. i
A GKITTY papersandpaper
A PBTNTEB ought to do well in a
new mining region. can set up a
"claim" quicker than any body, if he has
the type to do it with 'lezat Sif tings.
SI GN for a money lenderlucre heret
Boston Commercial Bulletin.
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