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NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
ST. PAUL, MINN. & CHICAGO. IT
MKS. ELIZABETH CADT STANTON has
jfceen president of the Woman's Suf
frage Association twenty years.
Two SONS of Charles Dickens and
son of Anthony Trollope are in
the stock-raising business in Australia.
THE sea-serpent is on hand early
this year, having made his appearance,
according to reports, on the Atlantic
A PHILADELPHIA belle while curling
her hair recently dropped a hot slate
pencil down her back and was pain
SAMUEL MORRISON, who recently
died in Indianapolis on his ninetieth
birthday, was the surveyor who made
the first map of Indiana.
O N opening the grave recently of S.
O. Giliette, whe was buried in the
cemetery at Augusta, Ga., about four
years ago, it was found that the body
was completely petrified.
ANT* now the oleomargarine people
complain that they are not sure of the
lard they buy for butter or for worse.
They are afraid that the scoundrels
have palmed off' cotton-seed oil on
A N Arkansas jail guard who was
guilty of brutally maltreating an in
sane prisoner was recently fined two
hundred dollars, and as he couldn't
pay it he went to jail like any common
Miss HELEN BLANCHARD, now a
resident of Philadelphia, is a Maine
girl, who has made a fortune through
the invention of the simple "over-and-
over" attachment for sewing-ma
A a gum-chewi ng contest in Har
lem, N. Y., the other day for a gold
watch Miss Lottie Grimes, who got
away with eighteen boxes, won She
used a lateral jaw motion that was
THE Govern me nt is to undertake at
the Brooklyn navy-yard the construc
tion on its own account of a first-class
armed cruiser at a cost, including ar
mament, not to exceed $2,500,000.
The cruiser will be named the Maine.
ONLY eighty-nine of the five hun
dred and sixty prisoners I'cceived at
the Eastern Pennsylvania penitentiary
last year had trades. "Spare the
trade and spoil the child" would not
be a bad paraphrase of the old prov
W E would suggest to those gentle
men who arc telling us how to live a
few hundred years beyond the allotted
three score and ten that they give us
a practical demonstration of their
theories by living a few years longer
THE woman suffragists made a close
shave of it in the New York Assembly.
The bill allowing women, to vote at
municipal, supervisor and excise elec
tions was defeated by a vote of 51 yeas
io 55 nays. A somewhat similar bill nad
already been defeated in the Senate.
EARTHQUAKE traces are still visible
in some parts of South Carolina. For
'some time past subterranean disturb
ances have been noticed in Newberry
County, accompanied by the noise of
explosives and the smell of sulphur.
The trouble seems td be confined to a
'limited range of territory.
THE Government's light-house es
tablishment has grown into immense
proportions. It now has under its su
pervision 6,498 aids to navigation,
including 899 light-houses, beacons
'and stake-lights, 24 light-ships and
jl,107 beacon-lights on Western rivers.
I has 217 fog-signals and 44whistling
'buoys in position. There are sixteen
A NEW type of Enoch Arden has
been found at Lockport, N. Y. Twenty
years ago John Langd on left his wife
and ran away with another woman.
Recently he and the second wife
agreed to separate and return to their
old homes. wrote to his first
wife and she agreed to live with him
again, but when he appeared on the
scene she declined to keep her bargain,
and he shot himself.
THE birthplace of General Grant, at
Point Pleasant, O., is still in good re
pair, and used as a dwelling. With no
accident it will last a century yet. It
is somewhat queer, but it "is a fact,
that this old home's hold on public
sentiment seems to tighten. The Cin
cinnati centennial offered a big sum
for the old home and th# Columbus
centennial offered $ 1,000 for its rent,
with a guarantee that they will re
place it unhurt upon its foundations
when the centennial is over. Bu the
old homestead is not on the market,
and can not be purchased.
THE Indiana White Caps, a band of
masked men who have carried terror
to the hearts of many evil-doers in the
Southern part of the State, have re
sumed operations after a brief period
of inaction. Their mission seems to
bo to search out infractions of morals
and public policy such as the law
seldom takes cognizance of and to
npply corrective measures. Whipping
with hickory switches seems to bje
their favorite mode of discipline.
Their operations cover a wide
range of territory, and their visits are
swift, sudden and unexpected.
ONE of the most remarkable women
in Kentucky is Mrs. Sarah Moss, of
Hopkinsville. She is in her ninety
first year, and is the mother of sev
enteen childrentwelve sons and five
daughtersof whom ton sons and
three daughters are living. She is the
grandmother of 125 children, 108 of
whom are alive. She has had 240
great-grandchildren,' 210 of whom still
live and has seventy-live living great
great-grandchildren, and twenty-one
dead. Mrs. Moss' younge st child is T.
L. Moss, who is forty-four years of
age. She is in excellent health,
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
TUESDAY, April 24. The Senate was
opened by.prayer by a Jewish rabbi, the
second instance of the kind in tbe history
of the Government The bill to provide
post-office buildings for all towns and cities
where the post-office receipts exceed
$3,000 annually was reported. Nearly the
entire session was devoted to discussing
the International Copyright and Bureau of
Animal Industry billa a the House the
day was occupied in debating the Tariff
THERE were 181 business failures in the
United States during the seven days ended
on the 20th, against 162 the previous
sevan days. The total failures from Jan
uary 1 to date were 3,543, against 3,649
in the same time last year.
THE present Congress had been in session
one hundred days on the 20th. The House
had passed 425 bills and the Senate 831.
Altogether 209 bills had passed both houses
and gone to the President for his signature,
and 12,568 bills and resolutions had been
introducedthe largest number on record.
AT twenty-six leading clearing-houses in
the United States, the exchanges during
the week ended on the 21st aggregated
$933,490,264, against $935,700,439 the
previous week. As compared with the cor
responding week of 1887 the decrease
amounted to 10.3 per cent
PBESIDENT CLEVELAND had up to the 24th
vetoed.eight bills this session of Congress,
six of them being private pension bills.
ON the 20th Emma Althouse, of Attica,
N. Y., who is subject to trances, awoke from
a thirty-three days' sleep, and immediately
informed her physician that her grand
father was dead. Singular to relate, the
old man had expired at Mumford while the
young woman was in her trance.
THE president of the American Express
Company, William B. Dinsmore, died in
New York on the 20th, aged seventy-eight
THE final funeral services over the re
mains of the late Boscoe Conkling were
held in Utica, N. Y., on the 21s
THE famous trotter Dexter died on the
21st at the stable of Boberb Bonner in New
York. He was just thirty years old.
BEAB-ADMIBAL CHAELES STEWART BOGGS,
aged eighty years, died on the 22d at New
Brunswick, N. J., and Brigadier-General
Dwighfc passed away in Boston.
BOBEBT W. PEECHIN, JR., was arrested in
Philadelphia on the 21st for embezzling
$83,000 belonging to the children of his
AT South Vineland, N. J., a bam was de
stroyed by fire on the 23d, and Mrs. Buck
mister, an old lady, and a young boy, in
attempting to save the stock perished in
ON the 23d the Edgar Thomson steel
works at Braddock, Pa., resumed opera
tions, several hundred non-union men
going to work.
EDWABD C. LOBINO, one of the most em
inent eye and ear specialists in the country,
dropped dead in New York on the 23d.
OVEB a thousand dollars' worth of coun
terfeit silver dollars of 1887 date were
passed in Erie, Pa, on the 23d.
THE bill granting municipal suffrage to
women waB defeated in the Massachusetts
House on the 3d by a vote of 107 to S6.
ON the 23d I* Mugford, a sixty-year
old broker of New York City, sued Mrs.
Norry, a Brooklyn widow, for $110,000 for
breach of promise.
FntE statistics, annually compiled by the
Chronicle of New York, and made public on
the 23d, showed that there were 16,394
noteworthy fires in the United States dur
ing 1887, an increase of 1,172 over 1886.
The value of the property burned was
$119,209,380, an increase of $14,284,630
over 1886. Twenty-one per cent of the
fires were incendiary.
THE Knights of Labor treasury was on
the 24th said to be nearly empty, and
there was a decrease of over two hundred
thousand in the membership during the
to the 24th four children of J. C.
Waltmyer, of Lancaster, Pa., had died of
malignant diphtheria, three other children
were dying and the father and mother were
ill with the disease.
WEST AND SOUTH.
FRED STOVEB'S house at Portland, Ore.,
was burned on the 20th, and Mrs. Stover
and her baby were burned to death.
ON the 20th three men were burned to
death and Beveral others were injured by
the burning of the Bethel House in St
EIGHT men on the 20th surrounded the
Yesquitas ranch near Brownsville, Tex.,
and binding the men and women robbed
the house of about $5,000 in money and of
a quantity of iewelry.
Miss MABX COLLINS died on the 20th at
Darlington, Wia, agei one hundred and
ON the 20th an entire family named
Lathrop, father, mother and three chil
dren, occupants of a farm house near Wolf
river, at Embarrass, Wis., were swept away
by the floods and drowned.
ALL the saloons in Cleveland, O., were
closed on the 22d, owing to the new liquor
THE southern limits of Duquoin, HL,
were visited by a cyclone onthe22d, which
demolished fences, barns, trees, outhouses
and dwellings. Several persons were in
IN the Twelfth district of Illinois the
Union Labor party on the 21sb nominated
L. N. Wise, of White Hall, forCongresa
ON the 22d the safe in the store of Botts
& Quisenberry, at Santa Fe, Wia, was
broken open and robbed of $7,000 in notes
and $500 in cash.
A FERE nearly destroyed the business por
tion of Winona, Miss., on the 21st
THE new State House of Texas, at Austin,
the largest State capitol building in the
United States, waB opened on the 21st to
the Legislature and citizens.
THE Montezuma irrigating tunnel, which
will reclaim two hundred thousand acres
of land in Colorado, waft completed on the
21st It is over a mile long, running under
one of the ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
A MAN named Likins, at Cabool, Mo.,
killed his little boy and girl with an aye
and then cut his own throat on the 21s
ON the 21st Thomas Sullivan and Henry
Vondergotten, both advanced in years, com
mitted suicide at Indianapolis, Ind. No
cause was known in either case
...JOHN A. BICE, of Chicago, proprietor of
the Tremont House, and a widely known
hotel man, died on tho 21st after a pro
BELOW Ryan's packing-house in Dubuque
the levee -gave way on the 21st, and tho
rushed in upon the flats, flooding
thirty houses and doing much damage.
AT Hot Springs, Ark., the four-year-old
boy of William Stringer was attacked by a
game-cock on the 23d and so badly injured
that he died in a few minutes.
ON the 23d the ex-Soldiers' Mutual Assur-
FRIDAY, April 20.There was no ses
sion of the Senata In the House the Pen
sion Appropriation bill ($80,280,000) and
the Indian Appropriation bill ($5,192,-
253) were passed. A bill was introduced to
protect the public from interruption of
traffic by railway strikes and other causes.
At the evening session twenty-two pension
bills were passed.
SATURDAY, April 21.There was no ses
sion of the Senate. In the House the
greater portion of the day was occupied in
discussing the River and Harbor buL The
bill creating an American copyright in con
junction with the international scheme for
the protection of authors was favorably re
ported, and the bill passed by the Senate
granting Dr. Mary Walker a pension of
twenty-five dollars per month for services
rendered by her as an army nurse was un
MONDAY, April 23.In the Senate bills
were introduced to prevent fraud in
shipping goods, and for the purchase of
land near Washington for a National Zoolog
ical park. The International Copyright bill
waB discussed. Messages vetoing three
private pension bills were received from
the President In the House a resolution
was adopted to investigate the fur seal
fisheries of Alaska The Senate bill grant
ing to the widow of General Bicketts a pen
sion of $75 per month was passed, and a
bill to erect a monument in Washington to
the late General Logan was introduced.
The Biver and Harbor bill was further con
nce Company of the Northwest was or
at Goshen, lnd, with a capital of
THE death of Rev. George D. Crocker,"!or
fifty-one years a Baptist clergyman, and
from 1861 to 1885 a chaplain in the United
States army, occurred on the 23d at Kan
UNION soldiers in favor of a law making
every soldier's honorable discharge his
pension certificate for life will meet in Cin
cinnati May 14.
ON the 23d General Rea, Commander-in
Chief of the G. A. K., said at St. Louis that
in the past three months fourteen thousand
names had been added to the rolls of the
JOHN PARSONS'houso at Centcrville, Ky.,
was struck by lightning on the 23d, and
Parsons, his wife and two children were
A HEAVY hail and rain-storm did great
damage at and around Mobile, Ala., on the
SEVERAL miners were thawing out dyna
mite in the oven of a stove at Baraga,
Mich., on the 23d when an explosion oc
curred which killed three men and injured
A FIRE destroyed eight large barns and
several thousand tons of hay at the Stock
Yards in Chicago on the 231. Loss, $100,-
AT Chippewa Palls, Wis., John Shay and
William Williams were downed on the 23d.
Each man leaves a wife and seven children.
H. P. BOYDSTON on the 23d shot Miss
Lulu Prazier fatally at Cooper, Tex., and
then blew out his braina The postpone
ment of their marriage by the young lady
DANIEL L. OBSTOTT was arrested on the
24th at Springfield, O., for embezzling $1,-
000 from bis sister. The sister, brooding
over the loss, became insane, and her
mother died of grief caused by her son's
IN the vicinity of Aberdeen, D. T., prairie
fires were doing groat damage on the 24.
GEORGIA Prohibitionists met in Atlanta
on the 24th and elected delegates to the
National convention instructed to vote for
Clinton B. Fiske for President
ON the 24th three Indians, camped near
La Crescent, Minn., went to La Crosse and
got drunlr, and while returning they upset
their canoe and all were drowned.
BILL THOMPSON, a desperado and horse
thief, was captured near Cisco, Tex., on the
24th and riddled with bullets.
THE Florida Republicans met on the 24th
at Palatka and chose delegates to the
National convention. They were not in
ON the 24th the Democrats of the Six
teenth district of Illinois nominated George
W. Fithian for Congressman, and in the
Tenth district General Post (Rcp.) was
NEAR Bessemer, Ala., Herman Posey (col
ored) was lynched on the 24th for as
saulting a little white girl.
FRANK LINCOLN and Jesse Gledder were
burned to death on the 24th at Butte City,
M. T., in a fire that destroyed the Centen
JAMES SMALLEY, of Licking, Mo., who had
become possessed of an insane idea that
his family would go to the poor-house,
though he was well off, killed his two
young children on the 24th and cut his
MB. PENDLETON, the American Minister,
while on a train near Wiesbaden, Germany,
on the 20th was stricken with apoplexy,
but he was not dangerously ill
THE Canadian Minister of the Interior,
Thomas White, died on the 21st at Ottawa
ADVICES of the 22d from China gave
details of a series of earthquakes in the
province of Yunnan extending over a
month, by which over four thousand people
were either killed or wounded and nine
tenths of the houses wholly or partly de
ON the 24th Queen Victoria paid a visit
to Emperor Frederick, in Berlin.
THE City Council of Toronto on the 24th
passed a resolution protesting against the
practice of shipping destitute persons
from the British poor-houses to Canadian
THE Yaqui Indians were at war with the
Mexican Federal forces on the 24th, and
near Agua "Verde a desperate fight had taken
place, the troops routing the Indians and
killing seventeen and wounding a large*
number. The Federal forces had one man
killed and Beveral wounded.
DURING the fourteen days ended on the
24th the American contributions to the
National League in Ireland amounted to
2,000. The home branches during the
same period contributed 387.
FIRE broke out on the 25th in a New York
boarding house and severely burned five
THE house ways and means committee on
the 25th agreed to limit the general tariff
debate to seventeen days after that date,
and two evening sessions weekly, and to
an equal division of the time between Dem
ocratic and Republican speakers.
A DISPATCH from ]Sew York says Judge
Patterson has denied the motion to quash
the indictment in the case of Thomas B.
Kerr who was indicted together with Sharp,
Foshay and Richmond for bribery of the
1884 board of aldermen in connection with
the Broadway surface railroad.
DR. HAYES AGNEW, who was chief of
the staff of physicians in attendance upon
the late President Garfield, celebrated the
fiftieth anniversay of his admission to the
medical profession on the 25th.
THE Senate interstate commerce commit
tee on the 25th, agreed upon amendments
to the interstate commerce not imposing
penalties of a fine not exceeding $5,003 and
imprisonment not exceeding two years up
on railroad officials or shippers implicated
in false representations as to the quantities
or character of goods shipped, or in en
deavoring by bribery or otherwise to se
cure descrimination in rates.
THE Secretary of the Treasury on the 25th
accepted the lollowing offers for tb.9 sa o
bonds to the government: Eegisterei 4si
8300,000, at 126 40,000 at 125% $50,003 at
125 5,000 coupon 4s at 125% $2,000,000 4J^
registered 107% S400,00J 4% coupons,
10%. Total, $3,840,0JO. Total ac
ceptances for the three days, $3,525,000.
AT Yonkers, N. Y., on th9 25th, six men
were buried alive by the caving in of the
earth in a sewer trench in which they were
A d.spatch from New York on the 25th
announces the election by the directors Of
the Milwaukea & St. Paul road of Roswell
Miller as Pres den", to succeed the late
M. E. BILLINGS, on trial at Waverly,
Iowa, for the murder of county attorney
Kingsley, was found guilty oE murder in
the second degree by the jury on the 25th.
THE Massachusetts Republicans in state
convention at Boston se ected delegates to
the Chicago convention. They were unin
structed, but are said to be strongly for
Blame. Tne Pennsylvan'a Republicans in
convention at Harrisburg nominatsd
James I. Mitchell for Su reme Judge and
selected uninstructed delegates to the Chi
PRE IDENT CLEVELAND 'on the' 25th ac
cepte tan invitation to review the G. A R.
parade atBrooklyn, N. Y.^on Decoration
Day.*-| '',r,L ."N.* \~i*~ VuT*k&
FIVE PERSONS PERISH.H??!
A Wisconsin Farmer, HI Wife and Three
Children Fall Victims toth Late Fresh-
etThe Biver Still Rising.
MILWAUKEE, April 21. The first casualty,
from the floods in the northern part ofI
this State occurred Thursday night near the'
little village of Embarras, a small station:
on the banks of the Upper Wolf river and
near the line of the Milwankee, Lake Shore'
& Western railroad. A short distance
from the town lived a farmer named'
Lathrop, with his wife and three chil
dren. Their home was situated close upon
the banks of the river where its course
takes a Budden bend. When tne Wolf
river commenced to rise the fam
ily made preparations to leave their
home and take refuge on the higher
lands, but finding that the river re
mained within its banks, they decided to
stay in their own house. Thursday the
river commenced to rise rapidly, its waters
having been largely increased by
the melting snow in the for
ests along its banks. In a short time it
had overflowed the land surrounding La-(
throp's house, and by evening the strong
current was striking the house, threatening
to tear it from its foundations. Lathrop,
fully aware of the danger to which he and
his family were exposed, resolved to take
them to the town, where they could re
main until the waters subsided He
accordingly built a raft as best he
could out of the doors of his home, piecing
them with loose boards. His work
was concluded about dusk, and thinking
that the raft was strong enough to bear his
family he embarked them upon it and
pushed away from the house, paddling
along with a piece of board. He
had not counted on the strength
of the current,'' which, when he
reached the midst of it, whirled him
rapidly down stream. He worked hard to
cross the narrow strip of water which sep
arated him from the dry land, and had
nearly reached the shallows when the
raft suddenly went to pieces. The whole
family were thrown into the water, and,
though they struggled hard, were caught
by the current and carried down
stream. Lathrop's body wa^ found some
miles below his home lying in a meadow
where the waters had left it Tightly
clasped in his arms was the body of his
youngest child, a little girl, whom he had
evidently seized as the raft parted None
of the other bodies have been recovered
At Prairie du Chien the Mississippi river
still continues to rise, and already the
Fourth ward is entirely under water and
many other portions of the city are sub
merged. The water in the streets is
from three to four teet deep, and in
many buildings the occupants have been
driven from the first floor. The depth of
the water in the streets forces the people to
use boatB, and the streets are filled with
boats, skiffs and rafts, many people
paddling around because of the novel
ty of the situation. In the morning rafts
smd home-made boats, loaded with chil
dr n, can 3 seen mak'ng their way to the
school-houses. A rise of three inches more
in the water would submerge the track of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & Sr-. Paui road for
a long distance. No great image has been
done yet, as the saw-mill yards have been
boomed in, and it is almos imjoisblefor
any of the property to float away.
At Kaukauna a portion of the bank of the
Government canal has been washed away,
and a gang of men has been hard at work
for some time endeavoring to repair the
damage before the water shall have risen
sufficiently to inundate the surrounding
country. The water has carried away a
portion of the flume of the American Pulp
Company's mill, and the Kaukauna Lumber
Manufacturing Company's works have
been shut down.
At Portage the Wisconsin river is neither
rising nor falling, but continues to flow
over into the Fox river valley in consider
able quantities. The flats of Caledonia are
flooded, and there is no communication
with the west side of the river except by
boats No cattle wera drowned as far as is
known, they having been driven to the
bluffs before the floods became dangerous.
The United States Minister to Berlin At
tacked by ApoplexyHis Condition Not
BERLIN, April 21.Mr. Pendleton, tbe
American Minister, while traveling to
Frankfort, was strick
en with apoplexy.
He was taken to the
hospital at Wiesba-
en, where he now
liea Later informa-
tion states that Mr.
Pendleton was strick
en while in a train
near Wiesbaden, to
which place he had
taken a trip from
He was conveyed to GEORGE H. PENDLETON.
the hospital at his own desire. He is para
lized on one side
NEW YORK, April 21.Minister Pendle
ton's son, Francis K. Pendleton, a lawyer
of this city, has received a cable
dispatch from Wiesbaden informing
him that, while his father sustained
a slight apoplectic stroke, his condi
tion was not at any time considered
dangerous, nor is danger feared now.
Yesterday morning he was again reassured
by cable despatches, both from Wiesbaden
and Berlin. A Secretary of Legation at
Berlin cables: "Continued improvement
danger not feared Your father
telegraphed me himself to-day." Min
ister Pendleton went to Wiesbaden to
visit some friends a few days ago. His
daughter had been stopping with him in
Berlin, but is at present visiting friends in
Italy. Mr. Pendleton's son does not con
sider his father's condition at all serious.
CUBA'S DISTRESSFUL PLIGHT.
Bandits Overrunning the Country and
KEV WEST, Fla April 21.The greatest
excitement reigns in Cuba, owing to Gen
eral Marin's proclamation declaring the
provinces of Havana, Matanzas, Santa
Clara and Pinar del Rio in a state of
siege. General Marin says his action is
due to the enormous increase of bandits,
kidnaping, arson, etc. The Liberal press
has been suppressed. General Marin wants
it to appear that the leading Cubans are
preparing for war. Such is not the case.
The situation is this: The bandits have full
control of the island, have burned numer
ous plantations and are doing great dam
BERLIN, April 21.An imperial decree,
dated April 19, has been issued, granting
amnesty to all soldiers and sailorc sen
tenced for civil offenses, resistance to
officers of the law or violation of
public order soldiers and sailors sentenced
by court-martial to terms of imprison
ment not exceeding six weeks or to pay
fine of 150 marks those undergoing dis
ciplinary punishment, and non-commis
sioned officers and privates in the army and
petty naval oflftcers and seamen guilty of
truancy or of simple desertion for the first
time It is hoped that pardon will be ex
tended to deserters returning within six
Ocean Steamers to Bace.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21.It is stated in
marine circles that there is to be a race be
tween the Canadian Pacific steamer Parthia
and the O. & O. steamer Gaelic on their re
turn trip to Yokohama and Hong Kong.
The Parthia sails from this port for Vic
toria Saturday and will probably start from
that port on her outward voyage the same
day that the Gaelic leaves here.
'jThe Failure Record.
NEW YOBK, April 21.Business failures
during the week number for the United
States, 177, and for Canada, 18 total, 195
as compared with 22 2 last week. For the
corresponding week of 1887 the total waa
Official Report of the Awful Destruction
i Caused by the Chinese Earthquakes**
Fonr Thousand Fersons Billed and la
SAN FBANCCSCO, CaL, April 23.The
steamer City of New York, arriving yester
day from China, brings details of an earth
quake at Yunnan. The Prefect of Lin An,
with Chi Hiens, of Shih Ping, and Kien
Shui, under him, have jointly reported to
the Governor of Yunnan, as follows: From
the second day of the twelfth month of the
last year till the third day of this year there
were over ten shocks of earthquake, accom
panied with a noise like thunder. Yamens
in the cities of Shih Ping and Kien Shui
were cither knocked down or split right
down, and temples likewise in Shih
Ping eight or nine-tenths of the houses
in the south are falling down, and
half of those in the east in the northwest
1,000 being cracked or bent out of the
perpendicular 200 people, men and wom
en, old and young, being crushed to death,
wounded and injured over 300. At Tnng
fliang over 800 were crushed to
death and about 700 or 800 wounded. At
Nan Hiang ohere were over 20 0 dead and
over 40 0 injured. At Si Hang there are
over 20 0 dead and over 500 injured. At
Peh Hiang about 100 were killed and the
same number injured In the town and
suburbs over 4,000 people are either
killed or wounded, eight or nine
tenths of the houses fallen down, and the
rest cracked and leaning over. At Kien
Shui in the city seven were killed and many
wounded in the northwest suburb 30 0 to
400 houses were overturned, 24 9 people
killed and 150 or 160 wounded.
In one town the jail was overthrown and
three notorious criminals convicted of
triple murder were enabled to escape in
the general confusion. The suffering
among the people was very great, as most
of those whose houses were demolished
lost every thing. The Imperial Council
voted liberal aid and the Emperor is Baid
to be much grieved over the affair, which
is the most disastrous earthquake known
in Chinese history. The district is
mountainous and dotted with lakes, and
the heaviest shocks were felt near Yunnan
lake. The earthquake was of the linear
kind, and moved at right angles to the
mountain chains. It is also reported that,
350 miles away, on the Upper Yangtze,
land at Su Chon subsided and became a lake.
BORNE O TH E TOMB.
The Remains of the .Late Roscoe Conk
ling Placed in tlie Tomb at Utica, N. X.
The ServicesFloral Tributes from
the White House.
UTICA, N. Y., April 23.The day on
which the citizens of Utica are bidding
farewell to all that is mortal of Boscoe
Conkling, opened with clouds threatening
rain. The draped city, notwithstanding
the presence of many strangers, exhibited
less than its usual stir, for business was to
be suspended during the entire day in
many establishments, and in all commer
cial houses at least during the hours devoted
to the funeral and viewing of the remains.
The principal delegations from abroad
arrived during the night, but the
trains of the morning have brought throngs
of official and unofficial friends from all
parts of the Nation.
Calvary Church was filled to overflowing
long before 2 o'clock, the hour named for
the beginning of the servicea Upon the
arrival of the procession it was met at
the entrance of the church by the
rector, Bev. A. B. Goodrich, D. D.,
in his robes. During the passage of the
procession into the church, the rector read
the opening sentences of the beautiful and
impressive burial seivice of the Episcopal
church, commencing, I am tbe resur
rection and the life." When all were
seated the burial anthem, taken from the
30th and 90th Psalms, was rendered re
sponsively by the officiating clersryman,
the choir singing alternate verses. After a
brief but impressive service the sad pro
cession wended its way to the cemetery,
where the committal seivice of the church
was held in the conservatory. The
bearers were: William Comstock,
William H. Watson, Francis Kernan,
Henry D. Pixley, Theodore Pomeroy,
William Blaikie, Publius V. Rogers. E.
Prentiss Bailey, and Charles M. Dennison.
The remains of Mr. Conkling lay in
state from 12 to 1 o'clock. Before noon a
very large number of the friends of the
deceased had assembled in the vicinity of
the house, and during the following hour
a continuous stream of people passed into
the residence to take a last look at the
features of the dead The floral tributes
were very numerous and of unusual mag
nificence. Conspicuous among them was
a large wreath of calla lilies, intertwined
with blue immortelles, attached to which
was a plain white card, bearing the words:
DEATH OF DEXTER.
Robert Bonner's Famous Trotter Sue
cnmlis to Old AgeSketch of His Career
on the Turf.
NEW YOKK, April 23.Dexter, the famous
trotter, died Saturday morning at the
stable of Robert Bonner in this city. He
was just 3 0 years old, having been foaled
in April, 1858. He died of old age and ex
haustion The body will be taken up to
Mr. Bonner's farm at Tarrytown, where it
will be buried.
[For two years the old horse has been vege
tating in idleness under the fostering care of
Mr. Bonner. Foaled in 1858, he had nearly filled
the span of equine life, and during those two
years no harness was allowed to touch his back.
Some time before his teeth had refused propeny
to perform their office, and the old hero had to be
fed mashes and other soft food. For months life
had been kept in his worn-out body by kind and
wise treatment. Mr. Bonner paid 135,003 for
Dexter. When Dexter was 4 years old his
owner sold him for $400 to the late George B.
Alley, of New York. Mr. Alley kept Dexter un
til 1865 or 1866, and then, the horse having de
veloped a remarkable turn of speed in numer
ous races, he sold him for $14,000 to Mr. Faw
cett, a prominent live-stock man and lover
of horses, of Chicago. Dexter's record at this
time was 2:324. August 14, 1868, Dexter was
driven in Buffalo to beat the trotting record of
2:193, then held by Flora Temple. On the oc
casion of his Buffalo trial Dexter trotted a pre
paratory mile in 2:21%, and then cov
ered the circle in 2:17%, the fastest time
a mile was ever trotted at that time. Imme
diately upon the result of this trial becoming
known to Mr. Bonner he purchased and with
drew him from the turf. Mr. Bonner has said
that he considered Dexter, in many respects,
the most remarkable trotting horse ever
foaled. On one occasion, after Mr. Bonner had
purchased Dexter, he drove the horse to sulky
a mile in 2:16. Subsequently he drove him to
road wagon in 2:21H.]
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 23.The amount
of ex-Treasurer Tate's defalcation, with all
credits made, is now placed at $150,000.
It is learned that just before leaving Tat3
sent the negro porter to the bank for a
large sum, saying he wanted to pay a school
claim. As no such school claims were due,
this is evidence that he took with him $75,-
000 to $100,000.
Killed His Mother in a Quarrel.
LE MAES, la, April 23.Fred Held, of
Marion township, in this connty, Saturday
afternoon shot and killed his mother in a
quarrel about some real, estate. The sheriff
and posse nave just started to the scene of
Completion of a Great Tunnel.
DURANGO, Col., April 23.The great
Montezuma irrigating tunnel was com
pleted Saturday. This tunnel is over one
mile long, and runs under one of the range
of mountains composing the "Bockies,"
and with the fifty miles of canal will con
vey the water of the Dolores river over the
richest agricultural valley in Colorado.
Over 200,000 acres of land will be re
claimed by this great enterprise.
A Quick Trii
NEW YORK, April 23.The Cnnarder
Eturia has just made the run to Queens
town in 6 days, 4 hours and 4 0 minutes,
beating the TTmbria's best record by two
minutes, i ,-.*Vt'-- "-.r
John Jones' Lodge No. 7v Regular
communication, first and third Mondays
at 328 Clark street.
L. JONES, W M.
CHAS. LANDB B, Sec'y., Ill Harrison.
Mt. Hebr on Lodge No 29. Regular
communication, first and third Thurs
days at St. George Commandery hall
State and Sixteenth streets.
R. S. BRYA N, W M.
JO HN HART, sec'y, 179 3rd avo.
Fidelity Court, O. E S., meets on sec
ond Tuesday of each month at John
Jones' Lodge room 328 Clark street at 2
MRS. IDA DEMPCV, M. A. M.
MR S. LO YD CURL, Sec'y .215 Ferdinan
St. George Commandery No 4, K. T.
Regular conclave, second and fourth
Thursdays in each month at their
asylum, Cor. State and 16th streets.
S. J. ELLINGTON, E C.
J.W.TAYLOR,Recorder,2961 La Salle St.
U. B. F. AND S. M. T.
Golden Gate Temple No 2, S. T.
meets first and third Mondays of each
month at 1086 W Lake St.
Miss SUSIE WILLIAMS, M. W P.
MRS. C. STRAWS, Sec, 314 State.
Diamond City No 72, meets fourth
Tuesday in each month at St. Geore-o
Commandery hail, State and Sixteenth.
MRS. AGNES MOODY, C. P.
MRS. SARAH BEARD, Sec. 564 State.
Independent Golden Gate Tabernacle,
meets at hall, 180 Clark street, second
and fourth Tuesday in each month.
MI SS JENNIE MASSEY. C. P.
MISS JENN IE OWENS. C. R.
KNIGUTS OF LABOR.
m. Lloyd Garrison (Mixed) Assem
bly, Colored waiters No 8286, meets ev
ery Friday night at 104 Randolph St.
J. BUBBIN S, M. W
DAVID BELL, Sec. No 446 State St.
Brotherhood of Railway Porters
meets 1st and 4th Thursday evening at
Pioneer Lodge Room, Jackson bet.
6th and 7th.
A. W BRAGG, Master Porter.
D, E BEASLEY, Secretary.
Pioneer Lodge, No. 12, A.\F.\A.".M.\
meets the first and third Mondays in
each month. Lodge room on Jackson
below Seventh. All Master Masons in
good standing are invited to attend.
R. MANNIN G, W M.
W. A BTI.YARD, SEC.
Stevens Lodge, No 113, A.\F.\A.\M.
meets first and third Tuesdays in
each month at N 198, W rd street.
All brother Masons in good standing
are always welcome.
J. COQUIRE, W
M. N Moore, Sec.
Bethel Chapter,No. 28.R.A.M.Meets
first and third Thursdays in each month
at No. 198 West Third Street. All
Royal Arch Masons in good standing
are always welcome.
J. F. COQUIRE, ACT. P.
B. C. JEFFERSON, ACT. SEC.
its regular monthly conclave the second
and fourth Thurdays in each month, at
their asylum, Stevens Lodge Hall. All
Sir Knights in good standing are cor
JO HN COQUIRE. E C.
CHAS. MORGAN, REC
2202, ui?et8 every 2nd and 4th Wednes
days, comer Jackson and Seventh
A A. COTTON, N G.
F. PARKET, Sec.
St Anthony Lodge, No 2877. G. U. O.
of 0 meets at No 220 Nicolett Ave.
every second and fourth Monday
G. E ANDEISO N, N. G.
Z. W. MITCHELL, P. S.
MINNEAPOLIS and St. LOUIS
AND THE FAMOTJB
Albert Lea Route
Two Through Trains Daily
FROM ST. PAUL and MINNEAPOLIS
Without change, connecting with the
fast trains of ali lines for the
EAST AND SOUTHEAST 1
The direct and only line running through
cars betwe en 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
South an i Southwest!
Marty Hours Saved and the only
Line running Two Trains Daily to Kan
sas City, Leavenworth and Atchison
making connections with the Uni on Pa
cific and Atchison, Topeka and Sante
f~ Close connections madein Union
Depot with all trains of the St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba Nothern Paci
fic St. Paul & Duluth Railways, from
and to all poiuts North and Northwest'
Remember the Trains of the Minne
apolis &St. Louis Railway are composed
of Comfortable Da Coaches, Magnifi
cent Pullman Sleeping Cars, Horton
cllning Chair Cars, and our justly cele
brated Palace Dining Cars!
tSTlSO lbs. of Baggage Checked Free.
Fare always as Low as the Lowest! For
Time Tables. Through Tickets, etc.
call upon the nearest Ticket Agent
write to S. BOYD,
Gen. Tkt. and Pass. Agt.,Minneapalis
NO OTHER RAILWAY IN THE NORTH
has in so short a period gained the repu
tation and nopularity enjoyed by the
LINE. From a comparatively un
known factor in the commercial world,
it has been transformed to an independ-j
ent, influential, grand Through'
Route? with magnificent depots, sup-!
erb equipment and unsurpassed termi
nal facilities. Through careful catering
to details, it has wo for itself a reputa
tion for solidity, safety, convenience and
attention to its patrons,secondto no rail
road in the country. Pullman sleep
ers, model of palatial comfort, dining
cars in which the cuisine and general ap
pointments are up to the highest stand
ard, and coaches especially built for this
route, are among the chief elements
which have contributed towards catering
successfully to a discriminating public.
Located directly on its line, between
Minneapolis and St. Paul and
Milwaukee and Chicago and
Duluth and Milwaukee and
Chicago, are the following thriving
cities of Wisconsin and Michigan:
New Richmond, Chippewa
Falls, Eau Claire, Ashland,
Hurley, Wis., Ironwood,
Mich., Bessemei, Mich.,
Stevens Point, Neenah,
Menasha, Oshkosh. Fond
du Lac, Waukesha and Bur
For detailed information, lowest
current rates, berths, etc.,via this route,
to any point in the South or East,
apply to nearest Ticket Agent, or address
WMS. MELLEN, JAMES BARKER,
Genl. Man. Ge Pass & T'k't A'gt.'
ANSON, Northwestern Pas
senger Agent, No 19 Nicollet House
Block, Minneapolis, Minn.
SOUTUWEST AND FAR WEST.
Owns and operates 5,500 miles of
thoroughly equipped road in Illinois,
Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota
I IS THE BEST DIRECT ROUTE BETWEEN
ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN THE NORTHWEST,
For maps, time tables, rates of passage
and freight, etc., apply to the nearest
station agent of Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway, or to any Railroad
Agent anywhere in the World.
R. MILLER, General Manager. A,
V. 11. CARPENTER, Gen'l Pass, and
Ticket Agent. J. F. TUCKER, Ass't
Gen'l Manager. GEO. HEAFFORD
Ass't Gen'l Pass, and Ticket agent,
8@*For information in rO^ence to
Lauds and Towns owned by the Chicago
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company,
write to G. Haugan, Land Commis
sioner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
THE ST. PAUL AND DULUTH RAIL
THE SHORTEST LINE
TO LAKE SUPERIOR!
QUICKEST IN TIME BY OVER 3 HOURS.
3 TRAINS DAILY EACH WAY 3
The "Limited" runs daily, and con
sumes only five hours between the Twin
Cities and Duluth making but three
CLOSE CONNECTION MADE IN UNION
DEPOT, DULUTH, WITH TRAINS
OF THE DULUTH AND IRON RANGE
AVOID OMNIUUS TRANSFERS BY TAKING THIS
LOW EXCURSION RATES
WHICH INCLUDE MEALS AND BERTHS
Are made via Duluth to all points East
reached by lake lines and their rail
connections. Tickets can be procured
going by lake, or lake and rail, and re
turning all rail if desired. Tickets
can bo purchased, Sleeping Car Ac
commodations and berths on steamers
secured, and further information had,
by calling on or addressing the fol
lowing Ticket Agents:
B. N. AUSTIN, Citv Ticket Agent.
19 Nicollet House Block, Minneapolis.
C. E STONE, Citv Ticket Agent, 173
East Third Street. St. Paul.
W. FISHER, G. F. COPELAND.
General Sup't. Ass't. Supt.
E. F, DODGE, P, A. ROCKWELL.
Gen. T'k't.Ag't. Ass't.Gen.T'k't.Agt.
GENERAL OFFICS ST.PAUL,MINN.
MONTANA SHORT LBE
When traveling every one Bhould con?
eider well the questions of economy,
comfort, safety and speed, these questions
being of the same importance in a journey
of an hour as in one of several days* ride.
An examination of the map will convince
anyone that this is the most direct route
to and from all the principal points
Cen-a 'ST:RA UL tral
thernM A N ITaBllMin
neso- I JiA LWAV. a
Dakota and Montana. Our epuipment
and time are excellent. Our rates are
the lowest, but this fact is something
which speaks for itself. Definite figures
and maps can be obtained by applying to
any Agent of the Company, or the Gen
eral Passenger Agent.
The following are a few of the Princli/ftl
Points reached via this Line:
ST. CLOUD, SAUK CENTRE, FERGUS FALLS,
CEOOKSTON, ST. VIXCHKT, HUTCHUDSOK,
PAVNESVILLE, MORRIS, APPLETON AND
BRECKBNRIDGE,MINN.: WATERTOWN, ABE R-
DEEN, ELLENDALE, WAHPETON, FABGO,
GRA ND FORKS, GRAFTON, DEVILS LAKE,
BOTTINEAU AND BUPORD, DAKOTA GLAS-
GOW, DAWES FT. BELKNAP) ASSINNIBOINE,
T. BENTON, GREAT FALLS, HELENA ASD
BUTTE, MONTANA WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,
AND ALL PACIFIC COAST POINTS.
Parties seeking farms or business loca
tions will find unusual opportunities for
both on thiB line in Northern Dakota and
Montana, also in Minnesota where the
Company has for sale at low prices and
on favorable terms 2,000,000 acres of ex
cellent farming, grazing and timber lands.
For maps and other information addren,
J. BOOKWALTER,^ C. WASHES,
Land Commissioner, Gen'l Pais. Ag*t.
6T. PAUL, MISN.
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