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THE San Francisco Chronicle esti
mates the fortune left by the late
Charles Crocker at $35,000,000.
SIR EDGAK VINCENT, the financial
adviser of the Khedive of Egypt, is
making- a brief tour in the United
THE Archduke Joseph of Austria is
going to publish a dictionary of the
gypsy language, on which he is a well
ST. GAUDENS, the sculptor, is to get
125,000 for his statue of Peter Cooper,
of New York, and has three years in
which to execute the work.
I is said that Judge Joe Holt, who
was in Buchanan's Cabinet and was
Judge-Advocate-General, is leading
the life of a hermit in Washington.
GENERAL JAJIKS LANGDON CURTIS,
of New York, nominee for President of
the "American" party, is rated as a
three millionaire. He is in the iron
AT Jacksonville, Fla., they nave
been trying to paralyze yellow fever
microbes by the concussion of cannon
firing. Many plateglass windows had
responded to the treatment.
HENRY MOORE and Mrs. John W.
Norton, the couple who caused such a
sensation "by eloping from St. Louis re
cently, are said to be living together as
husband and wife in a private board
ing-house at Toronto.
SOME coincident collator has made
the discovery that General Grant was
buried on the second Saturday in Au
gust, 1885, and that General Phil
Sheridan was buried on the second
Saturday of AugUbt, 188S.
A CANADA lawyer recently drew up
a will in his own handwriting and when
it was opened the other day he was un
able to tell whether the amount left to
one of the heirs was $2,000 or $10,000,
the chirography was so bad.
THE King of the Belgians hates to
bacco, never wears gloves, and goes
bareheaded as much as possible. He
is fond of bathing, but does not swim.
Geography and languages are his
favorite studies, and he has traveled
in almost every Asiatic country.
A LIBERAL estimate, says the Boston
Globe, of the total number of
"Quakers" in the United States at the
present time places the figure at 103,-
000. This computation is based upon
figures furnished recently by clerks of
all the yearly meetings in America.
THE great Eiffel tower in Paris will
have on its first floor, about 180 feet
from the ground, four restaurants,
each with store-room and kitchen
built into the supporting iron frame
below. An enormous elevator, capable
of holding one hundred persons, will
save customers the trouble of climbing
THE grave of Wendell Phillips, at
Milton, Mass., is unmarked. But a
monument is soon to be erected by
Mrs. Green, the bister of the dead
orator. It will be a rough, weather
stained granite boulder about five feet
in height, and in the front center will
be placed a sunken tablet bearing an
REV. GEORGE C. LORIMER, D. D., of
Chicago, has inaugurated at Cottage
City, Mass., what will be known as the
iVineyard Literary and Scientific Col
lege. This association will, it is said,
number thousands from the Baptist de
nomination all over the country. Four
new buildings will be erected near the
Baptist Temple there, and the first an
nual session will be held next summer
with a term of six weeks.
"HONE ST JOHN," an old apple man
of NeAV York, was buried the other day
with great ceremony. For forty years
he sold apples at the corner of Cham
bers and Center streets, and was well
known to everybody in that locality.
Twenty years ago John found some
$30,000, the owner of which he also
found. From this he received a silk
hat and the name "Honest John,
and retained both till the day he died.
leaves an estate valued at $25,000.
NEW YORK will hold a big tobacco
exhibition next winter. There are 500,-
000 retail tobacco dealers in the United
States and 500,000 workers interested
in the manufacture of smoking and
chewing tobacco. A French machine
will be exhibited which will make
cigarettes without the use of paste and
automatically rolls, sorts, counts and
puts the cigarettes into boxes. A
novel exhibit will be a collection of
pipes covering a period of one hun
dred years, from the stone calumet of
the Indian to the jewel-inlaid meer
schaum of the Vienna exquisite.
DEAF printers have been regarded
as valuable men at the case "their
attention being less easily distracted.
With Edison's new phonograph, how
ever, tubes are fitted to the composi
tors' ears and connected with the in
strument, which is set to talking or
stopped by a pedal arrangement. The
phonograph talks off a sentence into
the printer's ears, and when these are
full he stops the machine until he has
transformed the words into type. The
next step will be to connect the tubes
with the subscribers' ears and dispense
with the printed paper entirely.
COLONEL GEORGE L. PERKINS, of
Norwich, Conn., for fifty years treas
urer, and still so, of the Norwich &
Worcester railroad, was one hundred
years old recently. This is his longev
ity recipe: "Early to bed and early to
rise, cleanliness, industry, economy,
cheerfulness, contentment avoid the
use of tobacco, use stimulants only as
medicine with advice of a physician
pass saloons, keep the taste simple, and
eat bread freshly made from whole
Epitome of the Week
iNTEREST IN NEWS COMPILATION.
FIFTIETH CONGRESS.^ 4
FBIDAT, Aug. 24 The message trom the
President on the subject of. the rejection
of the fisheries treaty was laid before
the Senate, and Senators Edmunds and
Hoar made speeches attacking the Presi
dent's position. Adjourned to tho 27th.
In the House the Deficiency bill was taken
up, but nothing was done as no quorum
was present. At the evening session forty
five private pension bills were passed.
SATTJBDAT, Aug. 25 The Senate was
not in session. In the House a resolution
was adopted calling on the Attorney
General for inlormation as to the number
of convictions that had been made for the
offenses of polygamy and adultery in Utah
and Idaho. An attempt to bring up the De
ficiency Appropriation bill showed no
M.ONDAT, Aug. 27.In the Senato the
report of the Judiciary Committe-3 on
the alleged election outrages at Jackson,
Miss was the subject of debate. A new
conference on the Army Appropriation
bill was agreed to. In the House the De
ficiency Appropriation bill was passed.
Bills were introduced to investigate cer
tain National banks which hold and use
Government money without interest, and
to define trusts and to provide for the pun
ishment of persons connected with them,
TUESDAY, Aug. 28 In the debate on
the Sundry Uivil bill in the Senate Sen
ator Allison made a lengthy speech, claim
ing that the expenditures of the Govern
ment for the four years of Mr. Cleveland's
Administration exceeded ttve expenditures
of the Garfield Arthur Administration by
$95,000,000. Mr. Hoar's resolut on calling
on President Cleveland for all the corre
spondence between Great Britain an the
United States relating to the fisheries
troubles was passed. I the House the
time was principally occupied in debating
the leave-of-absence question. The Presi
dent's message and the Wilson bill relating
to retaliation was referred to a sub com
mittee to collate all the treaties and stat
utes bearing on the subject
HE President sent a message to both
houses of Congress on the 23d asking for
legislation authorizing him to issue a proc
lamation forbidding the transportation of
foreign goods in bond across the United
States in retaliation for discrimination
against American fishermen by Canadians.
THE RE were 157 business failures the
United States during the seven days ended
on the 24th, against 151 the previous seven
HE President on the 25th sent his check
for $10,000 to the National Campaign Com
mittee of the Democracy in New York.
A STATEMENT from the Treasury Depart
ment showed that $33,601,650 bonds had up
to the 25th been purchased under the cir
cular of April 16. The total cost of the
bonds was $40,675,515
HE exchanges at twenty-six leading
clearing-houses in the United States dur
ing the week ended on the 25th aggregat
ed $807,802,087, against 871,161 388, the pre
vious week. As compared with the corre
sponding week of 18S7 the increase amount
ed to 14.0 per cent. _...
MARK LIEBEKMAN'S house and barn, with
eleven head of horses, were burned on the
24th at Wilmington, Del.
Miss DAISY BJLANKLEY, aged twelve
years, won a mile swimming race for tue
amateur championship of the United States
for women at New York on the 24th.
Ox the 25th one hundred and fifty Mor
mon converts landed at Castle Garden,
New York, and left for Utah cnarge of
six Mormon elders.
SODA and lemonade stands, cigar stores
and ice-cream and liquor saloons were
closed in Pittsburgh, Pa on the 26th.
FIRE destroyed an oil tram of ten cars on
the Pennsylvania road on the 27th near
Wayne, Pa., and two tramps who were
stealing a ride were fatally burned.
HE death of Miss Sylvia Hardy, the
biggest woman in Maine, who traveled
with Barnum for years, occurred at Wilton
on the 27th. She was seven eet tall.
JOHN P. REMINGTON was nominated for
Congress on the 28th by the Delaware State
Democratic convention in session at Dover.
IN the Eighth district of Pennsylvania
the Democrats on the 28th nominated D.
B. Brunner for Congress.
NE AR Cape Henry, R. I., a barge sank on
the 28th, and the colored cook, Richard
Blizzard, with his wife and child, were
N EW YO RK Republicans in State co aven
tion on the 28th at Saratoga Springs domi
nated Warner Miller for Governor, Colonel
S. V. R. Cruger for Lieutenant-Governor,
and William Rumsey for Judge of the
Court of Appeals. The platform indorses
high license, denounces pauper immigra
tion, approves the declaration of Drinciples
adopted by the National convention in Cai
cago, heartily indorses the Republican
nominees, declares against free trade and
condemns the course of Governor Hill.
A FIRE destroyed the Houck & ComstocK
Manufacturing Works at Mechanicsburg,
a on the 28th. Loss, 8100,000.
HE Pennsylvania Democrats met in
State convention at Harrisburg on ih 28th
and nominated Henry Meyer, of Alle
gheny, for Auditor-General.
DURI NG a Republican pole-raising near
Morris, N. Y., on the 28th a cannon dis
charged prematurely, killing John Dick
son, Albert Sergeant and Fred Sage.
WEST AND SOUTH.
O N the 23d Nicolo Femmenetta was
hanged at Buena Vista, Col., for the mu
der of Michael D. Casey at Granite in
AMONG the negroes on the rice planta
tions on the Santee river near Columbia,
S. black measles of a virulent type pre
vailed on the 24th. Fifty deaths had oc
curred, and the disease had become epi
demic, creating a panic.
JACOB MOXTER, of St. Louis, a prominent
dealer in pianos, sat down to one of his in
struments on the 24th, played the "Dead
March," and then blew his brains out.
Business trouble was the causa
THR EE persons were strruck by lightning
and killed at a colored religious meeting
on the 24th at Carter's Wharf, Va.
IN the drying-house of the Grand Pow
der Company, near West Berkley, Cal.,
a ton of powder exploded on the 24th, kill
ing two white men and three Chinamen.
A FIRE at Clinton, Ind., destroyed a
dozen business houses on the 24th.
FREDERI CK OBEBKAMPF.the Chicago mail
box robber, was on the 24th held for trial
in ?5,000 bail.
JACOB PEAVT killed Frank and Ela
Hall (brothers) with an axe in a political
dispute on the 25th at Nashville, Ind.
FOB the week ended on the 25th the per
centage of the base-ball club3 in the Na
tional League was as follows: New York,
.663 Chicago, .578 Detroit, .526 Boston,
.515 Philadelphia, .510 Pittsburgh, .472
Washington, .389, Indianapolis, .350. Ameri
can Association: S Louis, .694 Cincin
nati, .617 Philadelphia, .593 Brooklyn,
.585 Baltimore, .402 Louisville, .891
Cleveland, .380: Kansas City, .340. West
ern Association: Des Moines, .657 St.
Paul, .650 Omaha, .590 Kansas City, .513
Milwaukee, .458 Sioux City, .421 Chicago,
.400 Davenport, .318.
IN a cotton mill at Bremond, Tex., the
boiler exploded on the 25th, killing W. L.
Wooton. and his two sons.
THE engineers, firemen and switchmen
on the Peoria, Decatur & Evansville,
Evansville & Indianapolis, and Evansville
& Terre Haute railway went out on a strike
on the 26th on a complaint that the master
mechanic was gradually removing the
CHARLES W. WALDRON, one of the own
ers of the Waidron Bank of Hillsdale,
Mich., absconded on the 27th, taking with
him money and securities variously esti
mated at from 160,000 to $80,000.
HE recent freshet in Louisiana swept
wheat flour, and you will sleep well and
be surprised that a 'harpof tythousjjod
flfnJDffl' eaa ke$$ tune so long*" ||j away over one huadjred houses, iefTtwaife
hundred people tiomeless and. destitute,
caused the death of sixteen persons, and In
tht inundated districts, covering four hun
dred square miles, not a head of stock was
left alive. The loss to the State was esti
mated at 4,000,000. JL#
JAM ES B. REILLY was on the 27th \om
inated for Congress by the Democrats of
the Thirteenth district.
A XL the creeks and rivers in Southern
Indiana had on the 27th become great
owing to severe, storms and destructive
torrents, flooding cornfields, sweeping
away fences, stacks of wheat and hay, and
carrying off a great deal of valuable hard
O N the 271& the striking engineers, fire
men and switchmen on the Mackey sys
tem of railroads in Indiana, who went out
recently, returned to work at the terms
dictated by the road.
O N the 27th the forest fires in Northern
Michigan were extinguished. The reports
of property losses were said to have .been
greatly exaggerated, and no lives were
known to have been lost.
ON the 27th John Virts was driving
along the river road at Tiffin, O., with his
sister, when the horse jumped over a
thirty-foot embankment, instantly killing
HE existence of yellow fever at Jack
sonville, Fla., during the month ended on
the 27th showed the following record:
Total cases, 107 deaths, 17: discharged as
cured, 28 under treatment, 62 many of
whom were convalescent.
O N the 28th Dr. Nathan Field, of Jeffer
sonville, Ind., founder of a religious sect
akin to the Second Adventists, died, aged
HE death of Rev. Jesse Pratt, the oldest
Baptist minister of Arkansas, occurred at
Little Roclv on toe 2btli irom grief over tne~
waywardness of a son.
I N a duel on the road in Washington
County, Ky., on the 28th Peter H. Head, a
Wealthy farmer, was shot dead by his son
in-law, Samuel Morton.
CONGRESSIONAL nominations were made
on the 28th as follows: James McCabe, by
Ninth Indiana district Democrats J. E.
Reber, by Eighth Illinois district Prohibi
tionists J. C. Burrows (renominated), by
Fourth Michigan district Republicans A.
E. Morrison, by Seventh Iowa district
Democrats D. J. Burchett, by Ninth Ken
tucky district Republicans D. L. Brinton,
by Third Maryland district Republicans,
and Charles B. Sm.th (renominated), by
Fourth We st Virginia district Repub
THE RE were ten new cases of yellow
fever and three deaths at Jacksonville,
Fla., on the 28th.
THE State conference of Farmer s' and
Labor organizations in Minnesota in ses
sion at St. Paul on the 28th nominated Ig
natius Donnelly for Governor.
A PASSENGER and freight train on the
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton road col
lided on the 28th on a crossing at Colum
bus Grove, O seriously injuring six per
sons and wrecking both engines and thirty
HERMAN KLEIN & SONS stocking factory
at Cincinnati was destroyed by fire on the
2Sth. Loss, $100,000.
O NE thousand houses were burnedTa few
days ago at Orenburg, Russia, and ten
thousand factory operatives were made
homeless by the fire
EIG HT HUNDRED workmen at Teng-Leon,
China, were drowned by a recent inunda
CHOLERA broke out on the Portuguese
transport India, while bound recently from
Maccao to Mozambique, and within forty
eight hours there were thirty-eight cases,
twenty-four of which proved fatal.
DISPATCHES of the 24th say that the
forces of the Congo State had recaptured
the Stanley Falls station.
ON the 25%h American veterans in Lon
don held a memorial meeting in honor of
I N Ireland on the 27th John Redmond,
MP., W. Redmond, M.P., Edward Walsh,
editor of the Wexford People, and Father
Kennedy, a Catholic priest, were arrested
on the charge of offenses under the crimes
A Stemwarde, Germany, seven ware
houses containing cotton, rice, sugar and
saltpetre, valued at 7,000,000 marks, were
destroyed by fire on the 27th, and six per
sons perished in the flames.
MINISTEK-OF-FISHERI ES TUPPEB, of Can
ada, stated on the 27th that he regarded
the President's message proposing retalia
tion as a campaign document, and asserted
that Canada could stand retaliation better
than the United States.
O N the 28th fifteen men ot the crew of
the steamer Bratsburg, from Sydney to
Montreal with coal, were drowned near
Mdtam, Can., by the stranding of tb boat.
HO N. M. LAURIER, leader of the Liberal
party in Canada, in an address at St.
Thomas, Ont., on the 28th said that the'un
friendly course of the Dominion Govern
ment during the past twenty-five years
had irritated Americans, and that it was
high time that that policy should be re
THE Union railroad depot, Chicago on the
corner.ot Cau.il and Adams, was blightly m
juied by lire on the 2!)th.
JOSEPH BREED, cashier of the Hartford,
Conn., national bank committed suicide on
the 20th in the bank building by cutting his
R. MAYXAR D, assistant secretary of the
treasury, on the 29th i efused to allow an Eng
lish built yacht now in Mexica to be repaired
at San Diego, Cal., without payment of duty.
WM A"\iixn, a brakeman on the Wisconsin
Central laiUoad was shot and killed at Ash
land, WK, on the morning ot the 29th by a
saloon keepei named Dan Richie.
THE report from Jacksonville, Fla., for the
2Jth knows the yellow lever on the increase.
Thlrty-fom new cases were leported for the
21 boius ending at p. in., and four deaths.
Total cases 103 total deaths 23. Grocery and
diug stoies are the only business places that
are kept ope n.
WHILE boring for water at May ville, Dak.,
on the 29th, gas was struck ara depth of 120
feet. This is the third time gas has been
found in that vicinity
THE west bound passenger express on the
Union Pacific railroad was wrecked near
Kimball, !Neb., on the 29th The tram was
running at the rate of 40 miles when it sliuck
a broken rail Three sleeping ca-s, one of
them a special occupied by Claus Spreckles
the sugar king, were thrown down a twenty
foot embankment. Many passengers were
beriously hurt. f^-
Coi. MARCUS D. SIMPSON, assistant commis
sary general of the army competed, his 61th
year on the 28th, and on the 29th was placed
on the retired nst. I
A CONSPIRACY to release the Peter Bennett*
robbers from the jail at Bangor, Me., was
discovered by Deputy Jailer Hathaway on
EIGHT business nouses at Lancaster, Wis.,
valued at 510,000 were destroyed by fire on
the morning oi the J9th.
THE Alaska Commeicial Company's steam
er, St. Paul, arrived at fcan Francisco, Cal, on
the 29tu from Gunalaska with 100,0U0 seal
skins, the seasons catch on bt. George and
&t. Paul Islands The aggregate value of the
cargo is $2,000,000
O NE hundred arni^d Sioux Indians crossed
the Union Pacific railway Wyoming terri
tory ou the 20th. '1 hey were ontheii way
the fohoshone reservation. They all had on
war paint. i
Two worifen, Mary Ann McNamara and
Julia Periy, hada,piize fight at Chicago on
the 29th, according to the regular rules ot the
ON tlie 28th, the barn of A. C. Itemy, at
Spring Valley, Ind was burned and with it
seventeen high bied boi^es and colts, valued
PO NY Poa, a- negro, was lynched atBelle
fontalne, Miss., on the 28th. He had made a
criminal assault upon three women t few
MINNESOTA STATE NEWS
SOME O TH E LOST
Four from Minneapolis and Five from St.''
Paul Among: the Drowned.
Among the passengers on the steamer
Geiser. which was recently sunk in the
Atlantic by the steamer Thingyalla, were
five who bought their tickets in Minne
apolis and seven who secured transporta
tion in St. Paul. Of these four of the
Minneapolis list and five of the S Paul
list were drowned. The dead from Minne
apolis are: L. Clausen, a Dane about thirty
years of age J. G. Johnsffn, of whom little
is known save that he was quite an old
man J. Gustavsen and child, of Grants
burg, Wis. Out of seven people from St.
Paul who were on the Geiser five were
lost. Those who were drowned are H.
Randby, Hilda Bergstrom, Karen Hanson,
Gina Kjeldaos, William Ljungstrom. H.
G. Petterson and Peter Johnson were
saved. The former is a young man who
only spent a few months in this country.
The three girls who were lost were un
married sewing girls. Ail were going
home to the old country. A. Wilse, the
Minneapolis man who was saved, has a
mother and a sister living in that city.
started for his old home in Norway to
spend the summer.
FOUR BABES AT A BIRTH.*
The Wife of a, Polish Laborer at Duluth
Gives Bir th to Quadruplets.
A Polish woman by the name of Celslack,
wife of a laborer on the Ohio coal docks
at Duluth, gave birth the other morning to
quadruplets, two boys and* two girls. She
was attended by neighbor-*, no pb$rsicia.n
being present. The children, while small,
were all well formed and seemingly healthy,
and both"they and the mother were doing
well. The girls weigh four and three
fourths and six and one-fourth pounds, and
the boys five and a half and five pounds,
respectively. Neighboring women had
taken charge of three of the babes until
the mother was able to care for them. Mrs
Ceislack has given birth to three children
before, on one occasion to twins.
ST. PAUL MEN SWINDLED.
A Smooth Talker Works Off a Worthless
Draft and Disappears.
A man calling himself E S. Burns and
representing himself to be a lawyer for
Savage &. Green, of South Omaha, Neb.,
recently bought 138 steers from Cunning
ham & Haas, of St. Paul. Burns is a very
smooth talker, and presented a draft on
Savage & Green for ?3,374.20 in payment
for the steers. He then disappeared and
sold the steers, realizing a nice sum by the
transaction, though he could afford to sell
them for a loss, as the draft which he gave
proved to be absolutely worthless. Savage
& Green disclaimed having any such man
in their employ, and kn ew nothing of the
Minneapolis' Exposition Opened.
The Third Industrial Exposition was
opened at Minneapolis the other afternoon
in the presence of an immense throng.
After prayer and music Attorney-General
Clapp made an address. Mayor Ame3 re
sponded and the Exposition was declared
open. The exhibits are more complete than
ever before, almost every State being rep
resented and all the space taken Minne
apolis takes great pride in the Exposition,
her citizens having contributed*5250,000 for
the building, and no efforts toward making
it a success have been spared.
Over an Embankment.
A wreck occurred at an early hour the
other morning about half a mile east of
Wadena. A a through freight, west
wa rd bound, reached that point a wheel
on an empty stock car broke and let seven
cars down the embankment, where they
lay in a badly mixed up condition, and it
was some time before the wreck was
cleared up. Trains were- delayed for sev
eral hours. No one was hurt.
Shoe Through the Window.
A tragedy occurred the other night at the
house of Henry S'ever, who resides ten
miles northeast of Tracy. George Luf ken,
while sitting on a sofa chatting with Mr.
Slever, was shot by some unknown person
and died ten minutes after being wounded.
Tne fatal shot entered the window and
struck Mr. Luf in the head. No cause
was assigned for the crime, and there was
no clue to the murderer.
Valuable Property in Dispute.
Suit has been brought against Morris D.
Cutler, the first pioneer of Waukesha,
Wis., and the richest man there, by his
sister, Mrs. George Head, and others
to secure all of the Fergus Falls property
which Mr. Cutler has previously claimed,
and which is worth several hundred thou
The News Briefly Chronicled.
An important business change occurred
at St. Peter recently in the purchase of the
dr ug store of W. J. Rademacher & Co by
Mark Daniels, of Hay ward, Wis.
John Cromwell, a prominent citizen of
Olmsted County, was gored in the stomach
and bowels by a ball recently, and his in
juries were of a very serious character.
The Litchfield woolen mills at Litchfield
were totally destroyed by fire early the
other afternoon. Loss, $i6,000 insurance
The Faribault Rattan Works shipped to
the Minneapolis exposition the other day
an exhibit of baby carriages, twenty-four
different styles The enterprise was start
ed about eight months ago, and up to the
present time has turned out nearly one
thousand carriages, besides a large num
ber of express wagons for boys and doll
cabs for girls.
The hunters complain that the chicks
this year hide in the grass and do not
bother whe at fields much in daylight.
They feed after dark and lie low during
Ira W. Ingerson, a St. Paul dry-goods
doaler, made a voluntary assignment re
cently. The assets consisted of the stock
and valuable fixtures and would amount to
about $150,000. The liabilities would ap
Sherman Mathie3 and family, of Fergus
Falls, were returning from a picnic re
cently, when the team ran away. There
were six in the wagon, all of whom were
thrown out. Mr. Mathies had two ribs
broken and was otherwise bruised. Mrs.
Mathies and one little girl were also in
jured quite badly.
A team of bronchos belonging to Christ
Anderson, in Polk County, ran away re
cently and tell into a ditch, where they
kicked each other to death in trying to get
Harry Metcalf, aged nineteen years, por
ter on the steamer Milwaukee, was swept
overboard during a storm at Grand Haven,
Mich., recently and drown-d. The boy
was from Minneapolis.
Among the logs floated down to Duluth
by the June floods were nine million be
longing to the water power company at
Cloquet. These have been sold to Peyton,
Kimball & Barber and E. L. Bradley, both
of that city.
Ralph W. Baker, pres.dent of the Du
luth Board of Trade, died a few days ago.
He was formerly a resident of Toledo, O.
George Smith, a porter in, the depot ho
tel at Baraesville, stole seven hundred dol
lars from the hotel safe the other after
noon and made his* escape. Fifty dollars
reward was offered for his capture. &*
Georg& W. Cates, bookkeeper for Hugh
Kirkwood, dealer in agricultural imple
ments at Minneapolis, was arrested recent
ly on the charge of embezzling about 15,006
from his employer.
The construction train on the Wilmar &
Sioux Fails branch railroad reachel Mar
shall a few days ago. Crowds of citizens
turned out to welcome this connection with
The railroad bridge across the Minneso
ta rivqr at Granite Falls has been com
Hundreds of People in Northern Michi
gan Rendered Homeless-Fop Near'y a
Hundred Miles Along the Northwestern
xEoad from Inhpeming the Forests Are
Burning and Many Towns Are Threat
ned-=Several Villages Already Scorched
and Scores of Families' Left Without
ShelterSeveral Lives Reported Lost.
NADE-VN-, Mich., Aug. 27.Forest fires
between Nadean and Bagley are causing
great loss. The fire was started by farm
ers clearing land at Nadean and the town
was only saved after a desperate fight.
At Carney the Menasha Woodenware
Company lost 500 cords of staves,
a barn and forty tons of hay.
Brown & Co. lost $2,000 bark
and cedar posts. A Mumford four
charcoal kilns and all the buildings were
leveled to the ground cattle and horses
were burned, and numbers of families are
left with only the clothing on their backs.
A special train took the.women and chil
dren to Powers for-safety. The number of
buildings burned was twenty-five. Loss,
$15,000, without insurance.
ISHPEMING, Mich., Aug. 27.For nearly
100 miles along the peninsula division of
the Chicago & Northwestern railway for
est fires rage. Between Negaunee and
Stephenson there area least fifty fires,
some small, but many large and doing great
The people of Nadean fled to Powers to
escape the flames, leaving behind most oi
their household effects. Ballon's store
houses, a set of charcoal kilns and a num
ber of freight cars loaded with coal and
bark were burned. A hundred thousand
posts and large piles of cordwofld are
still burning. Bagley is safe, as is
also the village of Stephenson. Fire3 are
burning on both sides of the track, as
far as can be seen, and thick smoke cov
ers every thing. One family at Mumford,
consisting of seven persons, is missing.
Their house was burned and no trace of
them has yet been found. I is thought
that they were burned while trying to es
cape. The house was surrounded on every
side by flames.
For several miles back from the railway
track is good farming country which
numerous clearings have been made
by farmers. Nearly all of the farm
ouildings are burned and crops en
tirely destroyed. The people barely
escaped with their lives, and many saved
nothing at all from their homes. Many
homeless people are crowding into Pow
ers, Bagley, Daggett, Stephenson and
other villages yet untouched. Several
hundred people are now homeless and the
fires are still spreading.
The weather continues dry and warm,
and nothing but a heavy ram can stop the
fir?s. When the flames approach all at
tempts at saving buildings are ineffectual.
Bad fires are burning at McFarland's hill,
Harvey, Caapbell and other places. The
situation is very serious and apparently
A pall of smoke hides every thing from
sight. I is thought there will be heavy
loss of life, as the people in the country
lose their way and the fire surrounds
them. Many families who have been made
homeless are endeavoring to escape to
spots that have previously been burned
over, but danger is found on all sides.
DESTROYED BY THE FLOOD.
Part of a Railway Bridge at Cincinnati
Swept AwayThe Loss $200,000.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 27.The false work
erected in order to build the superstruct
ure of the Chesapeake & Ohio railway
bridge over the Ohio between Cov
inerton and Cincinnati was swept away
Sunday forenoon by a great raft of drift
wood that had accumulated at its base. The
trestle-work was of wood and was over
100 feet above low water in the river. A
V-shaped protection of coal barges had
been formed on the upper side of the
trestle to keep off the drift, but the dritt
sucked under the boats and made an im
mense raft A 10 a. m. this great
raft propelled by thirty-two feet of water
in the river moved and pushed the lofty
trestle-work off its foundations, dropping
350 feet of the iron bridge, a distance of
100 feet, into the raging stream below. No
person was injured. The trestle with the
great raft of driftwood and flat-boats went
down the river ten or twelve miles, where
some of it was stopped and anchored.
The iron work lies in the river
near the Kentucky pier of the chan
nel span. The losers are the contractors,
the PhoenixoBridge Company. They esti
mate their loss at nearly $200,000. Two
weeks more ot low water would have
made them safe They say that if they
choose to go to the extra expense of work
ing both night and day the accident will
not delay the completion of the bridge.
JOHN D. GILLETT
Cattle King of Illinois Expires at
MACKINAW CITY, Mich., Aug. 27.John
D. Gillett, the cattle king of Illinois,
iather-in-law of Governor Oglesby
of that State, died here of a
complicated kidney and heart trou
ble He leaves a widow, one son, J. F.
Gillett, and six daughters, Mrs. Oglesby,
Mrs. David T. Littler, Mrs. J. E. Hill, and
Misses Jessie, Am and Nina Gillett A
the time of his death he owned 20,000
acres of land in Logan County, 111., had
$100,000 of stock of five Central Illinois
banks, and was president of the First
National bank of Lincoln, 111. His
fortune is estimated at 42,650,000. He
was noted as a successful breeder of fine
beef cattle and one of the first to export
beet cattle to England.
SEVEN MILLION ACRES OF CORN.
That Is the Showing for IllinoisThe
Yield Will Enormous.
SPRINGFIEL D, 111., Au 27.Figures per
fected the State Agricultural Office
show that the area of the present corn
crop in Illinois is over 7,000,000 acres and
that the August prospect is 12 per cent,
higher than has been known at this date for
ten years. There has never before been
such a prospect. As an illustration it is
shown that many fields in which corn was
sown broadcast for fodder %vill actually
yield a paying crop of good corn. One of
these near Springfield is good for eighty
bushels to the acre and has had no cultiva
tion. The oats crop will be 151,000,000
busmels, or 36,000,000 bushels in excess of
any former crop in the State. The wheat
crop is estimated at 34,300,000 bushels, or
4,000,000 bushels less than last year.
Engineers and Firemen on the Peoria,
Decatur & Evansville Road Strike.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 27.The engi
neers, firemen and switchmen on the
Mackey lines, which include the Peoria,
Decatur & Evansville, and Evansville &
Terre Haute, went out on a strike Sunday.
They complained some time ago that the
master mechanic was gradually removing
the Brotherhood men, and Chiefs Arthur
and Sargent after an investigation or
dered the strike. None of the rolling stock
of the roads involved was moved Sunday.
The railroad officials have called upon the
management of the Burlington system for
engineers and firemen.
JEFFEKSONTIIILE, In^., Aug. 27.John
Reno, a notorious express robber and road
agent, was yesterday released from the
Indiana prison north, after serving a term
ofthree yea rs for counterfeiting. There
was a fine attached to the sentence, but
he took tbe insolvent debtors' oath and
was released. is not* in Indianapolis,
but will probably be beard from again
noon. Reno'* last exploit before being
sent to the Indiana prison was robbing a
county treasury in. Missouri escaped,
and came to Indiana. had been en
gaged in many stage and express robber
ies, aB was notorious, before the Jaajwa*
boys were thought of. ^*^g
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*And w/iereas,The nation has
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I was cut in the wrist by a broken bottle, from
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Dealer in General Groceries,
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Ex-Member State Legislature, Jackson, Mich.
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My daughter Maud had inflammatory rheumitismJ
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agoity. She has been taking Rheumatic Svrup and
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Pastor First M. E Church, Fremont, Miclu
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