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ST. PAUL, MINN. & CHICAGO. ILL
SAHTOKIS, Nelly Grant's husband,
has becomo rich through the death of
CHARLES VILLTERS has been a mem-
ber of every British Parliament for
SHERIDAN'S illness lasted eighty-five
days, Garfield's seventy-nine and
Grant's and Arthur's about twelve
Two THOUSAND people shook the
hand of Centenarian Colonel George
L. Perkins, as with his wife, ag-ed
ninety yoars, received hi3 friends
at Norwich, Conn., i few days ago.
A N English court has decided that
railway servants can not eject persons
from trains who say they have lost
their tickets, the only remedy being to
sue the passenger for breach of con-
MRS. HARRIEI' BEEUIIEU STOWE is
reported to be losing health and
strength rapidly, being now hardly
able to walk out of doors. She is at
Sag Harbor with her son, Rev. Charles
IF o^ieen bees and their attendant
bees will conform to postal regulations
they may, by late order of the Post-
master-General, be transported in
packages between the United States
Dow \orR EMPRESS VICTORIA, widow
of Frederick III., has an annual in
come of 200,000, $40,000 of which is
derived horn England. She will be
obliged to make Germany her nominal
residence and to visit Berlin every
TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND forest trees
composed the great Nova Scotia raft
that was successfully anchored in Erie
basin, New York, the other day. The
logs are to be used mostly in pier
building. The cost of the shipment
was from $7,000 to $10,000.
THE type-writer tournament at To-
ronto the othor day proved Miss Mae
Orr, of New York, the winner. The
contestant who took second place was
I'. E McGurrin, of Salt Lake. Miss
Orr's record was 987 words in ten min-
utesMcGurrin's 9-31 words in the
MRS. LOGAX and the members of her
family have been a little annoyed by the
circulation of the report that the sim-
ple little mortuary chapel which is be-
ing erected in Washington for the tem-
porary keeping of General Logan's
remains was to cost -$60,000. The real
figures are about $0,000
CAITAIX KOEAND COFFIN, for
eighteen years \achting reporter of
the New York World, who died recent-
at Shelter Island, N Y., when ac-
companying the Atlantic Yacht Club
on its annual cruise, passed away in a
telegraph office with his half-written
report of the race before him.
I N one of the last letters written by
his own liand, General Sheridan ac-
cepted the invitation of the Ohio Cen-
tennial Board to join, with other dis-
tinguished sons of Ohio in celebrating'
by Jiig presence, on the 4th day of Sep-
tember next, the grand progress made
by Ohio in men and thoughts and
things, during the first century of her
THE citizens of a number of counties
in the southwest portion of Missouri
have organized a vigorous immigra-
tion society, with a view of the rapid
development of the vast and varied in-
terests of their section of the country,
so long neglected though on the high-
ways of commerce. A elaborate de-
scriptive hand-book for the benefit of
inquirers has been issued.
A WIPE'S faithfulness deserves hon
orable recognition at all times, and a
beautiful illustration of this comes from
Pennsylvania. Abe Buzzard, the Welsh
Mountain outlaw, is serving a twelve
year term in the Eastern penitentiary.
Recently he fell sick and sent to his
wife to come to him. She had no money
and Jiv,ed sixty miles away, but she
walked the entire distance in two days,
bringing her two twin daughters with
her. She made forty miles of her jour-
ney the first day.
THE champion female bigamist
turned up at Wilkesbarre, Pa., recent-
ly. She was a book agent and said her
home was in St. Louis. She is twenty-
seven years old and good-looking. I
was said that she had married twelve
men in as many different places. When
ehe arrived in a tcrwn she would find
plenty of men who would make love to
her. The woman would insist on mar-
riage, and then get her husband to
loan her two hundred dollars to send
to her sick mother. After she got the
money she would leave. Her name is
HENRY CASE, of Gloversville, N Y.,
has completed what is said to be the
smallest locomotive in the world that
runs upon a rail or by steam. I is
made of gold, silver, steel and brass,
and contains 2,836 pieces. The weight
lis one and a half pounds. Length of en
gine 8} inches, with tender, 12 inches
.height, 3i inches gauge of track 1$
inches diameter of cylinder, 5-16 of
an inch stroke of piston, inch di
ameter of drive wheel, 1^ inches di
ameter of truck wheel, i inch. It can
be run a mile in twenty-two minutes,
drawing a miniature coach.
A rouNG man recently appeared in
a Brooklyn court with a grievance of
a novel character. He had met an old
(rejected sweetheart on the ferry-boat,
and her excess of joy was so powerful
Ithat in kissing him she drew a loose
'tooth entirely free from its foundation.
,The young man thus deprived of his
fmolar thought that there was
imethod in her mad style of os
'cuiation, and that she was tak
'ing revenge for some fancied slight.
The court did not assess damages, but
'advised the woman to put a damper on
'the draught of her enthusiasm.
The News of the Week.
TELEGRAPH AND MAIL.K,
FRIDAY, Aug. 17In the Senate a bill
was passed prohibiting the mailing of
obscene or libelous matter in transpar
ent envelopes. I was agreed to vote on
the fisheries treaty next Tuesday. A
journed to the 20th. I the House filibus
tering tactics on a proposition to assign
certain days for the consideration of gen
eral pension legislation and to take up the
Gener al Deficiency bill consumed most of
SATURDAY, Aug. 18 The Senate was
not in session. In the House the new bill
prohibiting Chinese immigration was con
Aug. 20 In the Senate the
occupied in discussing the
fisheries treat y. I the House a bill was
introduced to define trusts and to punish
persons connected with them. The most
of the dav was spent discussing the
Chinese Immigration Restriction bill,
which was finally passed, with an amend
ment providing that the repealing clause
shall go into effect only upon the ratifica
tion of the pending treat y.
TUESDAY, Aug. 21.The Senate refused
to ratify the fisheries treaty by a vote
of 30 to 27. Bills were introduced to pre
vent the introduction of contagious dis
eases from one State to another, and to
pension soldiers' widows regardless of the
cause of the soldier 's death, provided they
were marr during his military service.
Ninety-three private bills were passe d.
I the House a bill was introduced to
ehange the time for assembling subse
quent Congresses from the first Monday in
December to the first Monday March.
The Deficiency bill was considere d.
THERE were 151 business failures in the
United States durm the seven days ended
on the 17th, against 186 the previo us seven
days. The total failur es in the United
States from January 1 to date is 6,428,
against 6,132 in 1887.
OKDERS Avere given Admiral Luce on the
17th to proceed to Port a Prince, Hayti, to
protect American interests in the Haytien
waters, on account of the state of marti al
law which exists.
OFFICIAL reports of the 18th showed that
the corn crop was in excellent condition
everywhere, except in some portions of
Kansas, where it had been damaged thirty
per cent, the hot winds.
THE exchanges at twenty-six leading
clearing-houses iD the United States du
ing the week ended on the 18th aggregat
ed 5871,161,383, against $S62,826,814 the pre
vious week. A compared with the corre
sponding week of 1S87 the increase amount
ed to 7.8 per cent.
O N the 20th Brigadier-General Absalom
Baird. Inspector-General of the army, was
plac ed on the retired list, and Colonel
Pioger Jones was appointed to succeed him
with the rank of Brigadier-General.
A STATEME NT on the 21st by the Treasury
Department at Washington estimated the
surplus for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1889, based on House appropriation s, at
O the 17th Deacon Lovering, aged nine
years, and his sister and housekeeper,
Mrs. Richardson, were instantly killed by
lightning at Greenfield, Mass., and the
farm-house, bar ns and buildings were
THE total number of persons lost in the
recent collision between the steamers
Thingvalla and Geisor was on the 17th
placed at one hundred and eighteen. The
loss of the Geiser and cargo was placed at
THE American Bar Association in se s
sion on the 17th at Saratog a, N. Y., elected
David Dudley Field, of New York, presi
dent, and General Harrison, of Indianap o
lis, one of the vice-presidents.
MKS. JOSEPH MCDAY and Miss Kate Arm
strong, of North Adams, Mass., were
burned to death on the 17th as a result of
starting a fi.ro with kerosene.
DEMOCRATS of Massachusetts will hold
their State convention at Springfield Sep
Tun death, of Seth Green, the well-known
fish cultunst, occurred on the morning of
the 19th at Rochester, N. Y., at the age of
seventy-one years. Mr. Green was born at
Rochester, and had a world-wide reputa
tion as a sportsman and pisciculturist.
the upsetting of aboat Robert Holmes
and Jennie Lowry were drowned on the
18th at Oswego, and Edward Call
and Sadie Fahey met a like fate at Pitts
burg h, Pa
I N the S -enth Pennsylvania district
Robert M. Hardley was renominated for
Congress on the 20th by the Republicans.
Boston and vicinity six persons lost
their lives on the 20th by drowning.
THE death of Samuel Morse, aged one
hundred and four years, occurr ed on the
19th at Portland, Me.
O N the 20th General Master Workman
Powderly, of the Knights of Labor, was
the princip al witness before the Con
gressional Committee on Immigrant
Abuses at New York. He considered the
system of imported contract labor repre
hensible, and thought no rerson should be
admitted to citizenship until he could rear1
and understand the Declaration of Inde
pendence and the Constitution of the
United State s.
A CYCLO NE on the 21st about six miles
beloAV Wilmington, Del cut a path two
hundred feet in width, leveled trees, or
chards and out-buildings, and did damage
estimated at $150,000. Three men were
THE execution of Daniel Lyons took
pla ce the yard of the Tombs pris on in
New York on the 21st for the murder of
Joseph Quinn on July 6, 1S87.
S. R. POST, a New York grain deale r,
failed on the 21st for 50,000
WEST AND SOUTH.
O N the 16th M. L. Smyser, of Wooster,
O.. was nominated for Congress by the
Twentieth district Republicans.
REPUBLICANS of the Fourth Missouri di s
trict on the 16th nominated Major H. W R.
I N Northern Minnesota and Dakota a
heavy fro st fell on the 17th.
GEOHOE OWENS and his son were killed
while digging a well on the 17th near
Steubenville, O., and Mrs. Owens died so on
after from the shook.
A the session of the National Com
mandery of the Sons of Veterans on the
17th in Wheeling, W Va. George R. Ab
bott, of Illinois, was elected Commander
A Litt le Rock, Ark. Hugh Blachman
was hanged on the 17th for the murder of
a friend in May last, and Alexander Wood
(colored) was executed at Blackfoot, T.,
for the murder of his wife March, 1887.
IN Vermilion, New Iberia and Lafayette
parishes in Louisiana the race war cul
.minated on the 17th in the killing of thir
Fon the week ended on the 18th the per
centage of the base-ball club3 In the Na
tional League was as follows: New York,
.655 Chicago, .584 Detroit, .534 Philadel
phia, .522 Boston, .500 Pittsburgh, .400
Washington, .352, Indianapolis, .351. Ameri
can AssociationS Loui s, .681 Philadel
phia, .612 Cincinnati, .612 Brooklyn, .606
Baltimore, .481 Clevelan d, .392 Louisville,
.365 Kansas City, .325. Western Associa
tio n: Des Moines, .661 St. Paul, .657 Oma
ha, .573 Kansas City, .507 Milwaukee,
.444 Sioux City, .444 Chicago, .412 Min
THE White Cap investigation in Indiana by
Attorney-General Michener resulted on the
18th in one of the gang turning State's ev
idenc e. charged tbe order with being
WILLIAM and Louis Nailer (brothers),
ranchers and. stockmen, -were lynched
outlaws in Pleasant Valley, A T., on the
18th, and Noah Griffin' (colored) was
lynched at Ocheehes, Fla. for insulting a
THE Democrats nominated Robert Bul
lock for Congress on the 18th in the sec
ond Florida district
FBAUK LINNEBEBO, of Vernon, Mo., shot
and k.lled his wife on the 18th and then
fatally shot himself. Trouble over prop
erty was the cause.
DEMOCRA TS of the Fifth Missouri district
on the 18th nominated John C. Tarsney for
O N the 18th Phil C. Coghlan, Jr. was
nominated for Congress by the Union
Labor party in the Eighth Missouri dis
trict and Michael Rathford i a the Tenth
WILLIAM COLE was lynched at Guida
Rock, Neb., on the 20th for shooting' two
MRS. PHE BE CLARK (colored died in
Detroit, Mich., on the 20th, aged one huh.
dred and three years. She was a native
of Delaware and born in slavery.
A CTCLO NE on the 20th at Donaldson
ville, La. destroyed churches and school
houses, blew down barns- and stables and
completely demolished fences. Several
persons were injured.
A Terre Haute, Ind. Mrs Christina
Keefer and her married daughter, Lena
Withelm, were arrested on the 20th for
raising dollar-notes to ten by clipping the
cipher from cigar-box stamps and pasting
it next the figure 1.
A N easterly gale in New Orleans and
vicinity on the 20th unroofed several
buildings, blew fences down and uprooted
trees, and th Pittsburgh and Southern
coal combination lost fifty vessels valued
at $3,000 each.
ON the 20th General Harrison passea his
fifty-fifth birthday quietly at his home in
A Wheeling, W Va., a wind-storm on
the 21st did damage to the extent of $250,-
O the 21st, Second Alabama distrlet
Democrats renominated Congressman
IJT Louisiana storms on the 21s had done
great damage to the rice and sugar-cane
crops, and cotton cro ps in Tennessee and
Alabama had also been injured.
FIVE new cases of yellow fever and one
death were reported at Jacksonville, Fla.
on the 21st.
OIT the 81st J". 3P Dolliver was nominated
for Congress by Tenth district Iowa Re
CAPTAIST NAT KIXNEY, the founder and
chief of the Bald Knobbers' organization,
was shot and instantly killed at Ozark.
Mo., on the 21st by Bill Miles, an enemy.
E. H. CONGER, of the Seventh Iowa dis
trict, was renominated for Congress on
the 2tst by the Republicans.
THE new brewery of the Hermann Berg
hon* Brewing Company at Fort Wayne,
Ind., was burned on the 21st at a loss of
THE Republicans renominated Nels
Haugen for Congress on the 21st in the
Eighth Wisconsin district.
A WIND-STO HM swept both sides of Chesa
peake bay on the 21st. Frame houses and
barns were demolished, entire fruit or
chards were destroyed, and corn fields were
in many instances swept clean.
I the Ninth Indiana district Joseph
Cheadle was renominated for Congress on
the 21st by the Republicans.
O N the 17th a thunder-storm that passed
over Eastern Ontario and the whole of
Quebec destroyed hundreds of houses and
barns. Horses and catt le by the hundred
were killed and many peop le lost their
lives. The damage to property was esti
mated at $1,500,000.
IN Upper Austria great damage to crops
was reported on the 17th from a violent
wind and rain-storm.
A DISPATCH of the 17th says the rebels of
Morocco kill ed Prince Muley and two hun
dr ed cavalrymen who had been sent by the
Empress to treat with them.
O the 18th Hamoud Pasha, ex-Minister
of Finance in Turkey, was accused of hav
ing embezzled 75,000 of the Government
O N the 18th Emperor Francis Joseph, of
Austria, celebrated his fifty-seventh birth
Two O LD maids in France, aged eighty
three and eighty-one years respectively,
were murdered on the 18th by their brother,
aged seventy-nine years.
O N the Italian frontier forest fires were
raging on the 20th over an area of two
hundred kilometers and a number of vil
lages had been burne d.
IN the vicinity of Kornenburg, Austria, a
wind and rain-storm on the 20th destroyed
one hundred houses and seriously injured
fifty persons. Other villages wer"e sub
merged. Three persons were killed in
Aspern, and twelve at oth er places. Many
head of catt le and cro ps were destroyed.
THE recent eruption of the volcano Ban
daizan in Japan, followed by earthquake
shocks, killed 250 persons.
-A-N- acc-ae nt Occurrea on the Columbus,
Ppringfield & Cincinnati railroad, near
Spruigfield, O., on the 22nd. '1 he engine
and four ca rs were crushed and four passen-
ger., senousiy hurt.
ADDITIONAL particu'ars from the s.orm
of the21sfc, state that a cycloae s'ruck the
village of Still Pond, Md., destroying many
buildings among which the canning
iac'ory ot Blec'c &Kral s. About 100 wom-
and children were wounded, nine were
kilted outngh. and th-ee dangerously hurt.
A fie Wmd or fee', Denver, Colo.,
on the 2:nd, S. Marshall Hill arrestel
Manu 1 Lena're, and two accomplices for
comiterfe.ting gold fnd slvtr coin. A
large amount of mat r.al, some perrectdies
and some coin were found. Some of the
coin was of pu re gol J.
Tnn Wisconsin Republican State conven-
tion, on the 22nd Lominated for uovernor,
W Hoar J, of Jefferson county.
THE Iowa Republican, in convent on at
Des Moines on thi 22nd, renominated the
incumbents excepting John Stone for
Attorney-General and C. T. Granger for
NINE new cases of yellow-fever at Jack-
sonville, Fia. the 22nd. N deaths.
FIFTY-O NE permanent -injunctions
keepeis on the 22nd.
influenc ed in their acts by rovenge for pri
vate wrongs. Th headquarters of the
order is near English. The White Ca ps
had issued a circular threatening to resist
the State's investigation with bloodshed.
PROHIBITIONISTS of the Fourth Illinois
district on the 18th nominated L. Rogers
'granted against Duluque, Iowa, saloon-
ROBERT GARRET T, formerly President of
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, was ken
to the Bloomingdale insane asylum on the
O N the "morni ng of the 22d, while the
workmen were at sent, the spire of the
Church of tae Covenant, Washington,
fed taking with it the entire front of the
building. Loss $20,000.
THE steamer City of Chests" was su nk i a
the Bay of San Francisco by the steamer
Oceanica on the 22d. The City of Chester
was outw bound and had a lar ge cabin
list. Th Oc3aniea had just reached the
bay from China. A heavy fog preva led at
the time. The Oceanica struck theCtyof
Chester midships sinking her in four min-
utes. The Chester had a cabiIi
bills on the 23d.
3 of. about
70 people of which ten at least were lest,
and tares of her craw are reported among
THE President vetoed five private pensi on
MIKE CONNEUS, a?l rakemalran theNorth
western railroad was shot and kille 1 at
Hawar en Io. 7 city marshall, on the
22d. Conners had been a-dan ce and was
THE President on the 22nd, appointed O.
F.Templetoi, of Fargo, assistant chief jus.
WITHHELD ITS SANCTION.
Befusal of tbe United States Senate to
Ratify the Fisheries TreatyComment*
of tfee London Pres%^
WASHINGTON, Aug. ^.At the close of
Senator Morgan's speech the proceedings
on the fisheries treaty were interrupted by
resolutions heretofore offered by Senator
McPherson (N 3.) returning thanks to the
State of New Jersey for statues of Rich
ard Stockton and Philip Kearney, to be
placed in the old hall of the House of Rep
resentatives, and accepting them in the
name of the Nation.
After the adoption of the resolution, the
Senate proceeded to vote on the fisheries
treaty, the first vote being taken on the
moti on looking either to the amendment of
the treaty or to arbitration. I was re
jected by a strict party voteyeas, 29
The next vote taken was on an amend
ment to Article 11, providing that on all
occasio ns facilities sha ll be accorded to
United States fishing vessels in Canadian
poits for the purchase of casual or needful
provisio ns and supplies. I was rejected
by a like party voteyeas, 28 nays, 30.
The Senate then refused to ratify the
Fisheries treaty, by a strict party vote of
80 to ti.
The vote in detail was as foUowsl
YEASBat e, Beck, Berry, Blaokburu, Blodg
ett, Brown, Cookrell, Coke, Colquitt, Darnel,
Faulkner, George, Gorman, Gray, Hampton,
Hams, Jones, ot Arkansas McPherson,
Morgan, Pasco, Payne, Pugn, Ransom, Reagan,
Vest, Walthall, and Wilson, of Maryland27.
NATSAldrich, Allison, Blair. Ohace, Chand
ler, Dawes, Dolph, Edmund's, Evarts, Farwell,
Frye, Hale, Hawley, Hisoock, Hoar, Ingalls,
Jones, Manderson, Mitchell, Piatt, Plumb,
Quay, Sabin, Sawyer, Sherman, Spooner,
Stewart, Stockbridge, Teller, and Wilson, of
Senator Morgan moved that the President
be notified of the action of the Senate, and
it was so ordered.
LONDON, Aug. 22.The Daily News, com
mentingr on the rejection of the fisheries
trea ty by tUe United States Senate, says.
"It is another example of the many evils
which the disunionists are bringing upon
The Daily Chronicle says: "This
worthy attempt to make party capital of a
question which might involve two great
countries in war is not likely to endear the
Republican party to the majority of native
The Times does not take part in the ex
travagant alarm of the Democratic sup
porte rs of the fishery treaty concerning a
possible conflict between England and
America as a result of its rejec
tion. The election of a new President,
the Times says, will see a wonderful cal m
ing down of party passions. There is a
shrewd suspicion expressed that even Ha r
rison, if electe d, will find it convenient to
effect a similar settlement of the pending
fishery disputes, with enough colorable
alteration in its details to save the pride
of his party.
OTTAWA, Ont, Aug. 22. Regret, but no
surprise, was occasioned here .by the re
jecti on of the fishery treaty by tho Amer
ican Senate. The modus Vivendi is likely
to remain in operation.
IN FEQR O THE LAW.
lieport 1 hat the White Caps of Craw
ford County, Iud., Will Disband.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 22.The report
comes from Crawford Count y, Ind, that
the White Ca ps have held a meeting
near Marietta and decided to disband. The
trip of Attorney-General Michener to that
section last week was the cause of this, as
they fe ar arrest and prosecutio n. Craw
ford County is the home of the "White
Ca ps and has been headquarters lor their
ENGLISH, Ind. Aug. 22.The "White
Caps" propose to punfv the ballot-box,
and arc turning their attention in that di
rection. They have already issued their
pronunciamento for the coming fall elec
tion and decided just what they propose to
do. They declare that there sha ll be no
bribery or corruption, and threaten 100
lashes to any one found going counter to
LEA-VEXWOKT H, Ind. Aug. 22.The in
terference of the State authorities in
Crawford County has caused the "White
Caps" to remain very quiet .A.ttoraey
Geaeral Micheuer's investigation disclosed
a fearful state of lawlessness and cruelty
on the part of the regulator s. Governor
Gray has Leen asked to use the power of
the State in crushing out this organiza
tion, and will probably soon take active
DEATH OF BISHOP HARRIS.
The Michigan Prelate Succumbs to His
Recent Attack of Apoplexy.
LONDON, Aug. 22 Bishop Harris, of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of Michigan,
who was stricken with apoplexy while
preaching in Winchester Cathedr al a fort
night ago, died last evening.
ISamuel Smith Harr.s was born in Autauga
County, Ala., September 14,1811, graduated at
the University of Alabama in 1859, and was ad
mitted to the bar the following year After
pTacticng law for several years he became a
cand date for holy orders and was ordained a
priest June 30, 1869. held pastorates
at Montgomery, Ala. Columbus, Ga. Ne
Oi leans, La., and Chicago, 111. declined
the Bishopric of Qu ncy in 1878, and that same
year, with Rev. John Fulton, he founded tho
Lev ng Church, and was its editorial man
ager for six years. was consecrated
Bishop of Mich.gan in 1S71. received
the degree of D. D. from William and Mary col
lege in 1S74, and that of D. from the Uni
versity of Alabama in 1879, and has published,
besides occasional sermons and reviews, the
"Bohlen Lectures.' Bishop Harris and his
daughter sailed fdT Europe about eight weeks
ago for a recreation triD.l
NEW YORK, Aug. 22.The failure of S.
R. Post, one of the heaviest traders on the
Produce Exchange, was announced before
the close. was heavily short of wheat.
I is estimated that Mr. Post's liabiliti es
are IToO.OOO. was short about 3,000,000
bushels of wheat, and long about 1,000,000
bushels of corn, his losses being about
So75,000 on each.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 22.On Sun
day while Samuel Williams, his wife and
their six-year-o ld child were passing
through a field near Aurora,a large oak tree
fell upon them, breaking Williams' neck
and crushing his skull. The babe was
mashed into a jelly. Serious injuries were
sustained by the woman.
For the Mail Service.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.Local agents
of the Oceanic Steamship line have re
ceived word from Washington that Post
master-General Dickinson will allow 50,000
to" an American steamship company tne
coming year for the mail service to New
Zealand and New South Wales. The
Oceanic Company hopes to have its con
tract with these colonies renewed on the
strength of this
Died with His Boots On
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug 22.Nat Kinney,
Chief and founder of the Missouri Bald
Knobbers, was shot and instantly killed
by B.11 Miles, an anti-Baid-Knobber, at
A Diabolical Plot Frustrated
OTTAW A, Ont., Aug. 22.The recent in
vestigation into the Indian troubles on the
Skeena river, British Columbia, has
brought to light a deeply-la id plot by
which, at two secret meetings held at
Katamax last winter, it was arranged
among the Indian tribes in that section to
massacre all the white settlers. The
massacre was averted by one of the
Indians who, at the risk of his life, threat
ened to warn the Government unless the
idea was abandoned.
Reports regarding the wheat crop^or
Russia show that the prospects for summe
wheat are promising and that the yield of
whiter wheat will reach the average.
Heavy Rain-Storms Prevail to an Alarm
ing Extent in Various localitiesMuch
Damage and Some Loss of Life Result.
WHEELING, W Va. Aug. 22.A storm,
which in its disastrous effects rivals thai
of July 19 last, is in progress here and
shows no sign of abating. Wheeling creek,
in the narrow valley east of Wheeling,was
a foot higher at 6 p. m. than ever before.
Roads are flooded from two to six feet deep
and bridges are destroyed. A pie ce of a
Baltimore & Ohio wooden bridge from ont
the Pittsburgh division struck the Balti
more & Ohio bridge at Main and Sixteenth
streets and carried it away.
A 5:30, while 1,000 people were massed
on the substantial stone bridge over
Wheeling creek at Main street, a man on
the creek bank 100 feet above shouted a
warning and the panic-stricken crowd
ruslieCl over and into each other in a
wild effort to reach terra firma. After
the bridge was cleared those nearest, see
ing it still apparently safe, turned back,
laughing at their la te alarm, but before
they reached the edge the bridge, 140 feet
in length, fell with one awful crash and
the waters leap ed sixty feet into the air.
Water, gas and natural-gas mains,
sewers, telegraph and telephone wires,
electric light apd street car pow
conductors were carried down.
The Baltimore & Ohio depot, built
over the creek, and the Market street iron
bridge, it is feared, will go The losses
will reach ?250,000. I is known that five
railroad bridges have been destroyed, and
the Wheeling and Elm Grove bridge over
Wood's run is also gone.
PITTSBUKGA, Pa. Aug. 22.A flood of
large proportions is looked for here. I
has been raining incessantly and at mid
night there are no indications of the
weather clearing. Since 8 o'clock a.
over three and a ha lf inches of rain has
fallen, being the greatest rain-fall since the
organization of the signal service. The
same reports are coining in from all sec
tions of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern
Ohio and Western West Virginia. A
Brownsville the water in the Mononga
hela river is rising at the rate of
three feet an hour, while at the
headwaters of the Allegheny all the
small streams are swollen and the river
is rising rapidly. Great damage has al
ready been done to the railroads leading
from that city. Washington, Pa., reports
a simil ar condition of affairs. N trains
b.ave been running since noon, and. it 'will
take several days to repair the damage.
The loss will reach many thousands of dol
BALTIMORE, Md. Aug. "22.Dispatches
from various points in Southern Main
land give particulars of a severe storm
that swept up both sid es of the Ches
apeake bay Frame houses and barns
were demolished and two schoon
ers were overturned, but no loss of
life has as yet been reported. Entire fruit
orchards were destroyed and corn fields
were in many instances swept clean. A
immense waterspout formed at the mouth
o the bay and was carried with terrific
force across Poole's Island.
BOSTON, Aug. 22.A storm struck Bos
ton with great fury about 8 p.m. Over
two and a half inches of water had fallen
at midnight. I the Journal press-room
the water is withm two inches of the press
blankets, and a further rise will prevent
the issue of the morning paper. The fire
department has been applied to to pump
out the basemen t.
WILMINGTON, Del. Aug. 22.A cyclone
passed across the State about six miles be
low this city, cutting a path about 200 feet
in width, leveling trees, orchards and
outbuildings, and doing damage es
timated at 150,000. I this city the
buildings of the Mablow Brothers'
iron-works were wrecked in an in
stant. Huge timbers were tossed about as
though they bad been straws. A work
man employed in the works was kill ed by
the flying timbers. The next moment the
cloud descended upon the creek. Five
small boats were capsized and two
men, Abr.iham Knight and William
Collins, who were in one of the
boats, were drowned. Tho darkness
seemed to grow more dense as the funnel
shaped cloud reached the town. I jumped
the Pennsylvania railroad dep ot to Pusey
& Jones' car shops, tore away about 100
feet from tbe end of the car-repair build
ing, crossed the Brandy wine, and went off
in the direction of the oil works.
SALE M, N. J., Aug. 22.A cyclone passed
over this section. The Salem brick works
were nearly demolished and nearly all the
buildings swept away. The cloud then
took a northwesterly cours e, blowing down
barns, whole orchards and growing crops.
The damage in this county will amount to
many thousands of dollars
NL -W ORLEANS, Aug. 23.-Further reports
from the region ot the storm show the
damage to property and crops to be very
large. The small steamers W G. Little,
Lau ra and Barataria were sunk. The
loss on coal-barges sunk is esti
mated at $300,000. The crops along
the river for a distance of over
twenty miles have been destroyed. A num
ber of vessels are overdue and undoubted
encountered the storm the gulf. A.
sugar-house on the Vigienies Magnolia
plantation was demolished. Five sugar
houses the vicinity of Jeannette are re
ported to have been badly damaged.
O the Teche, at Linnwood plantation,
owned by Walter O'Neil, near Charenton,
a portion of the sugar house, the cane shed
and chimney and owner's dwelling were
leveled by the wind. A house occupi ed by
negroes opposite the mills was blown
away. A Oaklawn plantation, owned by
Colonel Robert E Rivers, eight cabins,
sugar houses and ri ce shed were blown
down and wrecked. A Tom Schaffer's
Anna plantation only three of the houses
were loft standing. A Franklin eighteen
dwellings were unroofe d. All through the
Teche country the cane has been blown
down, but it is not estimated that the tot al
damage will exceed one-third of the crop
of that section.
BALTIMORE, Md., Aug 22.A waterspout
passed over the Eastern shore of Mary
land doing great damage. I is reported
that several lives were lost. The storm
was very severe at Annapolis. Houses
were blown down and craf ts in the bay
Establish a Western Branch.
CHICAG O, Aug. 22.Chairman Brice, of
the Executive Committee of the National
Democratic organization, is expected in
tbe city this week. It is thought that a
Western branch of the National head
quarters wdl be established in Chicago.
A Millionaire's Narrow Escape.
BRIDGEPORT,Conn., Aug.22.Joseph Rich
ardson, estimated to be worth $12,000,000,
came near being killed in the long tu n
nel of the Harlem railroad, in New
York. was super ntending repairs
to the tunnel when two trains ap
proached from opposite directions. The
engine of one struck him throwing him
three rods. landed close against the
side of the tunnel, just clear of the
wheels the passenger-train. was
picked up and brought to this city.
Major McClaughry, a *den of the Joliet
penitentiary, has been offered the supe r
intendency of the State reformatory of
Pennsylvania, and there is a probability
that he will accept.
A Good Word for the Ex-Empress.
BERLIN, Aug. 22.Herr Bichter, speak
ing at a Progressistjre-union yesterday,
charged the Government newspapers with
making open covert attacks upon Empress
Frederick and with aiming, by constant
annoyance,to drive that noble woman from
the German peoplo, who had idolized her
Note Raisers Caught.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Aug. 22. Mrs.
Christina Keefer and her married daugh
ter, Lena Withelm, were arrested here for
raising dollar-notes to ten by clipping the
cipher from cigar-box stamps and pasting
it next to the figure 1 They had succeeded
in passing several of them. ^M^^^~^M
The Ilst of the X^ost by tne Geiser Catas
trophe Now Placed at 118The Thing
valla Beaches Halifax in SafetyHer
NEW YOBK, Aug: 18.The collision of the
steamers Thingvilla and Geiser was dis
cussed everywhere in maritime circles.
The main question was as to who was to
blame for the disaster. I is now certain
that 118 persons perished when the Geiser
went down. Here is the corrected list:
Total number of adult passengers 83
Passengers lost 79
Crew lost 39
Total lost 118
The estimated loss on the vessel is $350,-
000 and the loss on cargo about $120,0001
The insurance is not yet fully known. The
company, it is said, will, as far as in its
power, indemnify the survivors.
"Very few of those lost Delongecl in
"this city or vicinity nearly all tha
passengers were from the West. Forty
two tickets were issued by A
Mortensen & Co., agents at Chicag o,
and the holders of six of these were saved.
Fifteen tickets were issued by A E John
son & Co., agents at S Paul, Minn., of
whom three were saved. Two were issued
by Sven A Hansa, agent at Worcester,
Mass., both of whom were lost. One was
issued by E Wennstrom, agent at Phila
delphia, and he was saved. Thirty-three
tickets were issued at the New York of
fice, of whom three were saved.
THE THINGVALLA ARRIVES.
HALIFAX, N S., Aug. 18.The steamer
Thingvalla, which collided with and sunk
the steamer Geiser with such an appalling
loss of life, arrived here yesterday.
She presents a strange spectacle with
nearly the whole of her bow torn away,
leaving an immense hole exposed to
view. N persons were allowed on board.
Captain Lamb, of the Thingvall a, has im
posed silence upon his seamen as to the
disaster, but has himself prepar ed a state
ment of the details of the collision as he
knew and saw. This is the captain 's
"I was in bed on the morning of tbe 14th,
The second officer relieved the first officer on
the bridge at 4 o'clock in the morning. At 4:30
1 was awakened by hearing the second officer
4 Port helm 1' A moment later the
telegraph bell rang to reverse engines. 1
jumped out of bed and rushed on deck in my
night-clothes. Just as I arrived on deck there
was a tremendous crash. W had collided with
a large steamer and struck her amidships just
below tTie mainmast. Fo a moment all was
confusion and there were loud shrieks from
the people on Doth ships. I immediately
ran aft and ordered my crew to pre
pare boats for launching. the time
I returned to the brjdge we had disen
tangled ourselves from the strange ship. I
found on the bridge the second officer of the
vessel we had collided with. From him I
learned that she wa3 our sister ship, the Gei
ser, Captain Moller. The Thingvalla had cut
into the Geiser clean to the mate's state-room.
That officer was asleep at the time. He rolled
out of h.s bunk and grasped the chains of our
anchor. My first duty was to look after my
ship and quiet my passengers. This 1 did.
Daylight was just breaking, and there was no
fog, but it was hazy and there was a slight
shower of rain.
I went forward to see what damage we had
sustained and set the pumps working. Very
shortly after the collision the Geiser sank. I
can't tell how long after, but it was within ten
mmutos. One of our boats was afloat
when she went down. The Geiser
had three boats out. She seemed to break
into two and went down stern first with fearful
suction. Her boats were doubtless all capsized
by the suction. The scenes at that moment
were indescribable. I have read thrilling ro
mances of great disasters at sea, but nothing
I ever read can compare for a moment with
the reality. Above the gurgling noise of the
suction rose the shrieks of 150 drown
ing men and women. Oh, it was terrible I
lean hear their dying shouts at this moment,
and shall never forget the scene to my dying
day, but it only lasted two minutes. The wild
est cries for life began as the Geiser com
menced to sink. Her living freight were drawn
down by her and the last cries died away as
she disappeared from view. The final scene
only lasted two minutes, then the carnival of
death was succeeded by an appalling silence.
By this time our four boats were launched.
The passengers and crew of the ill-fated ship
came to the surface we picked them up until
fifteen of them were rescued and taken aboard
the Thingvalla. W provided them with
clothes and hot drinks. They were
mostly all in their night-clothes, and
many of them, -were exhausted. Mean-whole
our boats were still cruising among the
wreckage in the hope of saving even one more
human life, but the rest had all been drowned.
We only found the floating corpse of one
woman. Our own passengers and crew behaved
welL Some of the survivors had thrilling
escapes. The first, second and third engineers
were all together on a life raft. The third en
gineer had his arm broken duung the collision,
yet the first two men were lost and the dis
abled man saved.
"After the Geiser disappeared we began jet
tisoning the cargo to keep the Thingvalla
afloat. The crew and the passengers worked
side by side, throwing overboard what was
brought out of the hold. What was
jettisoned consisted solely of wood
pulp and provisions. There was not
much wmd, but a heavy swell. Between
9 and 10 o'clock we reached the forward bulk
head. Then we stopped throwing the cargo
over and got to work shoring up the compart
ment W were leaking badly in the fore hold,
and kept the pumps going steadily, so that the
water had not time to gain on us. At 11 o'clock
the steamer Wieland for Ne York hove in
sight and we transferred all the rescued pas
sengers, as well as our own 450 passengers, to
Captain Lamb does not express an opin
ion on the cause of the disaste r, but says
he will leave that to be found out by the
official investigation. From statement,
however, it would appear that the fault
lay with the officers of the Geiser who put
her to starboard instead of port. Th Gei
ser officer who was on the watch at the
time of the disaster was among the lost.
The Thingvalla, after discharging her
carg o, will go on a slip for repairs, which
will probably require two months. She
will then relo ad her cargo and proceed to
NORTHWESTERN PEOPLE LOST.
ELGIN, 111., Aug. 18.Amo ng the passe n
gerslost off Sable Island were Mrs. John
Johnson and inl ant, of this city.
MILWAUKEE, WIS., Aug. 18.J. Gustav
sen and child, of Grantsburg, Wis., were
lost with the Geiser. A Eau Claire pas
senger was in the sunken steamer.
CHICAG O, Aug. 18 I is definitely known
that-among the lost passengers the follow
ing came from Chicago: Miss Hilda Sol
berg, Mrs. Ellen Seehus, wife of the book
keeper of the Chicago S/cmidinaren. Mrs.
Seehus was on her way to visit her old
home in Christiama, Norway Mrs A
M. Petersen, Mrs John S. Johnson and
Sons of Veterans Elect Officers.
WHEELING, W. Va., Aug. 18.The Na
tional Commandery of the Sons of Vet
erans elected the following officers: Com
mander-in Chief, George R. Abbott, of
Illinois*, Lieutenant-GeneraL E Mil
ba n, of Minnesota Major-General, John
Hinckley, of Massachusetts Council-in
Chief, G. Smith, of Connecticut W. E
Bundy, of OhioR L. Obenstein, of Mia
souri, and C. Cooke, of Dakota.
Serio us Storm in Austria.
VIENNA, Aug. 18. A terrific hurricane
has occurred in Upper Austria. Twenty
houses are reported to have been struck
by lightning, killing a woman and two
children in the Ischl district. A immense
amount of damage to crops was inflicted.
Engineers Celebrate an Annlversaiy.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. iaThe Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers met Friday
to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary
of their organization. Over 2,000 members
were present, including Chief Arthur and
W R. Robinson, of Vincennes, Ind. the
first chief of the order and originat or of
the brotherhood idea.
Struck by a Train.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18. Miss Matilda
P. Ellison, the book-keeper at Kirbbride't
hospital, this city, while crossing the
tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad near
Shawmont station was struck by the loco
motive of an approaching train and in*
stantty killed. %y
Attbrney.General Michener, of Indiana!'
Investigates the HooierKa-Klux-Mer
Outrages Found to Have Been Co*aa
mitted Thau Have Been Beparted-.,
Banded TojcetAer for the Purpose of
Gratifying Personal RevengeHe Fa
vors Tljjorona Action Against the Of*
fender s, Who Threaten to Resist Inter-,
ference with Bloodshed.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Aug. 20.Attorne y-
General Michener has returned from an in-
vestigation under instruction from the Gov-
nor into the White Ca outrages in tha
counties of Harrison, Crawford and Perry.
was absent three days, and conferred
with court officials and numerous citizens
regarding the status of affairs in
the counties named. will submit
his report to the Governor th.13 weak
and will take ptrong grounds against tha
White Cap organization, as well as against
the public sentiment which made such out
rages possible. I a conference with Judge
Zenor, of the circuit which those coun
ties lie, it was learned that fourteen in
dictments had been found in Crawford
County, but so far no one has suffered
conviction. Two parties were acquitted
before a jury on account of insufficiency
of evidence. Eleven indictments were
dismissed at the suggestion of the prosecut
ing attorney, who declared that the evi
dence against the parties was insufficient,
and one is still under indictmen t, but is
serving a term in the penitentiary for an
oth er offense. Judge Zenor gave it
as his opinion that the condition of
public sentiment was gradually improving
and that the people of his circu it were
becoming more and more earnest in their
demands for the enforcement of tbe law.
Some appear to think there is really no
such organization as the White Caps, and
that the outrages are the consequence of
individual spite. The better opinion, how
eve r, is that the bands are regu
lar ly organized are bound together
by oaths, hold regular meetings and
formally adopt a course of action. Tha
better class of people criticise the loc al
newspapers severely, and claim that these
a re to a large extent responsible for the
crimes that have been committed in
Southern Indiana. Instead of criti
cising the action of these lawless
bands and condemning their deeds
of violence the newspapers have really
been made parties to the crimes by pub
lishing notices warning citizens to leave
and also by publishing accounts of out
rages without appearing to condemn
The Attorney-General will report strong
against the outrages which have been
committe d, and will recommend that the
Governor adopt measuvas at once for sup
pressing the White Cap organization.
regards the peop le of a large portion of
Harriso n, Crawford and Perry counties
as being terrorized, the juries to a certain
extent being under this influence. will
severely criticise the acti on of the local
papers, which he believes have been
instrumental in bringing about the
disgraceful condition of affairs in
those counties. His observations
have convinced him that the White
Caps are regularly organized, and that the
outrag es committed by them are the result
of private enmities rather than of any de
si re to rid the section of unworthy citi
zens. I an interview Mr. Michener spoke
freely of the impressions made by his visi t,
I haven't the slightest doubt that there is
such an organization, and a powerful one at
that. In Harrison Countv it is thought the
outiages are of a more spontaneous na
ture. Where a citizen has not acted
properly a party of neighbors gather
and whip him. In Crawford County,
however, there seems to be a strong
central organization with a well maintained
system of communication between numerous
branches. In this way they manage to have a
man punibhed by strangers who have come
from another neighborhood for the purpose.
Until recently the better class of people rather
looked upon the performances of the vigilantes
as irregular but upon the whole salutary, and
seemed to think only those persons were pun
ished who realiv deserved such treatment, but
of late there has been some glaring cruelty
and such con+mual reports of White Cap
operations that a strong sentiment is spring
ing up favor of ferreting out tne leaders
in the outrages and bringing them to punish
ment. I think the officers of the law have
at all times been anxious to do their duty,
but there has been a reluctance on the part
of grand juries to find indictments. No
half of the story of White Cap out
rages has been told. I held many confidential
conversations with citizens of the regions
where the outrages have been most numerous,
and under my pledge not to reveal their iden
tity they talked very freely of the matter. I
find that many whippings and other punish
ments have been inflicted which have never
been published, the parties who suffered fear
ing to tell of them. Then the chastisements
are usually for very trivial offenses, and are
severe out of all proportion to the infraction
of order committed by the victims. The po
sition of the press of that region has
been most deplorable. The papers have not
had a single word of condemnation to say. In
many instances they have given direct support
to the regulators, ana have published tneir
mysterious notices and warnings for them.
Much of the blame for the extent to which tha
outrageous proceedings have been carried is
doubtless due to this position of the papers."
I is said the White Caps have issued a
circular threatening with bloodshed to
resist any interference with their organiza
tion by the State.
DEATH OF SETH GREEN.
The Noted Pisciculturi st Passes Away at
His Home in Rochester, N Y.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Aug 30.Seth Green,
famous as sportsman and pisciculturis t,
died at 1 o'clock a. wrenched his
back last winter and had been a sufferer
from paralysis ever since.
LSeth Green was born in Rochester March
19, 1817. His entire life was devoted to the
artificial propagation of fish, and since 1864
he had followed that pursuit at his famous
fish hatcheries at Caledonia. At the time of
death Mr. Green held the position of State
Superintendent ot Fisheries. During his
experiments he hatched artificially the
spawn of about twenty kinds of fish
and also hybredized striped bass with
shad, shad with herring, brook trout with
salmon trout, b^ook trout with California
salmon, salmon trout with white fish, and Eu
ropean trout with American brook trout
was decorated with several medals in this
country and Europe. was the inventor ot
many important fish-hatching appliances as
well as an extensive writer on the subject.
Mr. Green had been married since 1838, and
leaves four children.!
NEW YOBK, Aug. 20.The following is
the summary showing the progress of the
manufacturing industries of the country,
including incorporated companies, build
ings, etc as reported to New Enterprise,
Hew York, for week ending August 18.
Buildings (costing over $3,000
each) 230 fg.530,468
Bridges 5 289,400
Churches 37 1,533,000
Electric light plants. 3 300,000
Gas companies 3 1,514,000
Manufacturing companies 41 3,362,000
lis, factories, etc 55 1,310,000
Mining companies 18 21,530,000
Railroads and extensions.. 3 6,660,000
Wat^r-works 12 3,005,980
Totals 401 $47,934,843
Mrs. Parnell's Appeal.
WASHTSOTOK, Aug. 20.Mr. P. C.Mao
Court, of the Sixth Auditor's office, has
just received letter from Mrs. ParneU,
in which she makes a vigorous appeal to
all friends of ome rule for Ireland, who
may possess any letters, or evidence use
ful to her son's defense from the attacks
of the London Times, to forward the same
to Mrs Parneil, Ironsides Park, Borden
town, N J. In the letter she says:
But now, to my anguish, my wise, kind and
noble son Charles is, at last, exposed to heavy
expenses, and a trial which may end like that
of S th O en's, in the confiscation of hi*
property, for oc can hardly believe bat that
the object of tl Tory Government is, imprl
mus, to cut oft own means. God grant thai li^isii
nothing worse may he their design.'1,