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CIRCLING THE GLOBE.
CONCISE HISTORY OF SEVEN
Intelligence by Electric Wire from Every
Quarter of the Civilized World, Embracing
Foreign Attain and Home Happenings of
an Important Nature.
LOST IN THE SNOW.
Several Fatalities Bcsnlt from the
, St. Paul special: As was feared, the
great storm which swept over Minnesota
and the Dakotas last week, has resulted in
soma loss of human life and great loss to
live stock. Mail Agent Borrought, of the
Great Northern Road, is buried in a snow
drift near Devil's Lake, N. Dak. lie was
on the westbound train which was stalled
out of Devil's Lake, and lie walked back
to a restaurant at Devil's Lake, obtained
as big a supply of provisions as he could
carry, and started back for his train. lie
never reached it.
John Hooey, a farmer living four miles
from Park River, N. D., started from his
house to his barn and his body was found
two miles away on the prairie.
The losses of stock amount to hundreds.
A coat of ice covers the ground and the
snow is in some places piled in drifts
twelve feet high. On tho range west of
the Missouri tho worst is feared for stock,
as it is believed it will be impossible for
cattle and sheep to get enough to eat un
til the snow thaws.
The temperature is from 5 to 20 degrees
below zero in that section and below zero
at all points in the Dakotas. At Vermil
lion. S. D., there is hardly a tree standing,
and every orchard is ruined. In many in
stances trees a foot in diameter were
snapped off at the bottom. Every tele
graph and electric wire ii that town was
At 5 o'clock Saturday morning there
was a furious wind three miles south of
Cardington, Ohio, which traveled from
the fcoulhuest to the northwest and was
but a few rods wide. In its way were the
barns of Jack Hart, David Sherwood and
David Denser, which were blown down.
The house of Peter Henry, which stood
on the edge of its track, was unroofed.
Fences, corufoddcr and hay were blown
Fought Four Thieves.
Four men entered Jacob Nitdni kow's
Jewelry store at No. 160 Reed street, Mil
waukee, Wis. Twocov-red the -proprietor
with revolvers and ordered him to open
the safe. He grappled with the men, who
shot him in the hand. Niednikow's wife
entered and several shots were fired at
her and her child. The met fled. Win,
IVeltin was captured. Subsequently,
nineteen other suspects were taken into
Hnrlcd Around a Shaft.
While Roy Favors, 14 years old, was
manipulating the "crabs" on a derrick,
near Greensburg, Ind., he was caught in
the machinery and was whirled around a
shaft, finally falling to the ground. His
clothing was stripped off with tho excep
tion of a sock on his left foot, several
bones were broken, and the body was
otherwise mutilated, no was dead when
workmen reached his side.
Town Nearly Burned Up.
Seattle (Wash.) special: Nearly the
entire bu:iness portion of the town of
Leavenworth, tho headquarters of tho
Cascade divisioa of the Great Northern
Railroad, was burned. Leavenworth is
located in the eastern slope of tho Cascade
Mountains, and is a thriving town ol
about one thousand people, inhabited by
railroad men and miners.
Price (Utah) special: Tho Gilson as
pbaltum mine at Fort Duchene is still
burning fiercely. All attempts so far to
extinguish the flimes have been unavail
ing. Work is now Leing directed to the
air shaft in the hope that by cutting oil
the air the fire can be brought under con
trol. The entire underground workings
of the mine have been burned.
The London Daily News publishes a
dispatch from Constantinople saying that
another massacre of Armenians is report
ed to havo occurred in the vicinity ol
Diarbckir. It is said that more than 503
persons were killed.
Masonic Temple, Fort Wayne,
Dec 2. Otis Skinner.
Dec. 3. Bancroft, the Magician.
D.c. 4 "The Other Man's Wife."
Dec 7. "South Before tiie War."
Dec. 8. Field's Minstrels.
Bisr Order tor Cars,
The Ohio Falls Car Manufacturing Com
pany at Jeffersonville, Ky., lias rece.wt
an order from the Sierra Madrc and Pac.fn
Railway, in Mexico, for ISO hex cars and
seven passenger coaches.
A Big- Blaze.
A special from Nebuiiville, O., says tl e
entire plant of tho East Clayton Un k
tnaking Company there was destroyed bj
fire. 'Ihe loss is estimated at SlOl.OJO, a .
the insurance on it only $22,00.). On
hundred-men are thrown out of employ
ment. ' Elevator Burned.
At Farmington, Minn., the Ermpy S
Woodard elevator was destroyed by fne.
Over 40,003 bushels of grain is almost ..
total loss. The elevator was only slightly
Insured and tho loss is about $3Q.0QJ.
The Fires Started.
Pittsburgh spec.al: Fires were started
in the idle window glass factories all
over the country Thursday night and
glass blowing will commence December
14. After a conference lasting over four
hours tho wage scale was agreed upon by
the manufacturers. The terms are the
same as last year, with the same rules
and usages. An additional clause was
added, however, providing that in the
event of tho Dingley bill passing, which
provides for an ad voloreui advance of the
duty on window glass of 15 per cent., the
blowers and gatherers shall be paid an
advance of 10 per cent, on single and 5
per cent, on double glass.
According to a dispatch from Seoul,
capital of Corea, a number of Corean offi
cers had been arrested for plotting to
seize tho King and force his return to tho
Ealaco from tho Russian legation, where
e sought refuge some time ago. It is
further stated three Russian fliers and
eighty Russian seamen, wilh a field gun,
belonging to the force, landed at Chemul
po by a Russian war ship, entered Seoul.
Lilly Lost iler Hair.
At Portsmouth, Ohio, a celluloid comb
worn by Miss Lily Henderson came in
contact with a gas jet, flamed up, and
burned every hair from her head, waving
bier entire scalp blackened and blistered.
A TKXAS CYCLONE.
One Mile Wide nnd Eight Miles J
A special dispatch from Waco, Tex., says
that a cyclone raged twenty miles from
here, and devastated a snip one mile
wide and eight miles in length. A num
ber of faun houses were demolished in the
vicinity ot Mart, McLenncm County, and
information comes from Keisel, six miles
from Mart, that the residence of Duck
Douglass was totally destroyed, his wife
severely hurt, and one of his children
killed outright. Five persons were more
or less injured as far as heard from. Tho
temperatuto ranged nearly at summer
heat prior to the storm. In passing i.ver
the prairie the cycloue look away every
thing it touched, Icatiug tho earth baro of
Cable Scheme Turned Down.
A special from Honolulu per steamer
City of Peking says: Tho matter of the
Pacific Cable fianeliise, which has been
laid beforo tho executive seeral times by
John W. Foster, was brought to a focus
on the llih inst.,whcn it was discussed be
fore tho President and Cabinet by a num
ber of influential citizens. President Dole
stated that a new arrangement had been
proposed by Colonel Spaulding and his
colleagues, and before taking definite
action the government had deemed it ad
visable to consult with the business men
of the city.
Tried to Free Themselves with Fire.
Kansas City (Mo.) special: Two pris
oners confined in the Mena, Ark Cny jail,
attempted to escape by binning the wood
en door. The lire got beyond control and
the building was burned, both of tho pris
oners perishing in the flames. The names
of tho victims, both ot whom were sen
tenced for petty offences, weio Tlios. Ca
sey, a boss at a railroad construction
camp, and "Happj" Hopkins, a boarding
houe keeper. Mena is a new town on
tho Pittsburgh and Gulf route and the jail
was only a frame shack.
Girl's Horrible Death.
Driven to desperation by her shame,
Katie Klindinhurst, a 19-year-old girl,
sought a horrible death at Stoverstown,
Pa. She went into a cornfield on her fa
ther's farm, set lire to one of the shocks of
fodder, mid threw herself into the flames.
Beforc she had entirely accomplished her
end sho was discovered and carried home.
Medical aid was summoned, but sho was
burned beyond all help, and a few hours
afterward she died.
Killed in a Foot Ball Game.
William Rue, 14 year old, was knocked
down in the midst of a scrimmage in a
foot ball game between the Eurekas and
Mu mis, on the parade ground in Pros
pect park, B ookiyn. When his compan
ions carried him til the held it was found
that he was unconscious. Ho was qu;ckly
removed toihe hospital, wheie the doctors
did everything in their power, but he dud
in a few moments from hemorrhage of the
A disastrous fire swept oer the Semi
nole country near Roehelle, O. T. Six
teen persons, it is reported, were burned
to death by the raging flames. A Catho
lic mission was saved by the effort" of the
inmates. The conflagration is said to
havo been started, by desperadoes who
were trying to escape from a pursuing
posse. The victims were mostly half
A Bloodless Duel.
A dispalch to tho London Telegraph
says that the Marquis Do Montmort and
in American named J. A. Hutchinson
became involved in a violent dispute a
short time ago, which resulted in a chal
lenge to fight a duel being sent and ac
jepted. Uho duelists met at Maisons La
Stte, near Paris, and exchanged
lix shots from pistols at twenty-live
paces. Neither of the men was injured.
Outraged by a Brute.
Mrs. J. U. R. Green, wife of Professor
Green, the leading teacher of Graves Coun
ty, Kentucky, was criminally assaulted
oy a negro at her home during the au
tence of her husband. Bloodhounds were
put on the trail and Jim Stone was
shortly afterwards arrested on suspicion.
There is little doubt as to his guilt and ho
as removed to Paducah to prevent his
Murdered Iler Childen.
Tacoma (Wash.) special: In tho foot
hills of Mount Taeotna, fifty miles from
the nearest physician, Mrs. A. B. Swenkr
cut tho throats of her three children, and
then cut her own throat. The children
were aged 5 and 8 years, and the baby D
mouths. The baby may recover.
Schooner Bed Wins Lost.
The schooner Red Wing of Phiadcl
pbia, was lost sixty miles south of Pen
sacola, Fla. While en route to Pensacola
the sprang a leak and sank in an hour.
Captain Carle, crew and one passenger
has arrived at Pcnsacola.
Rev. James Miller, pastor of tho Grace
SI. E. Church, of Bloomington, III., was
found murdered and robbed in an alley at
Decatur, 111., The revolver with which
the crime was committed was lying by
the dead man's side.
Would-be Murderer Killed.
On La Piace plantation, in St. John's
Parish, Louisiana, Salvador Mumfrey, an
Italian, was shot and killed in the s ore
of the plantation by Joe Sanchcs, a clerk,
nhom the Italian attempted to kill.
The State Department is informed that
the President of Nicaragua has granted
linnesty to over 500 persons implicated in
i he revolution of last February and the
tonspitacy of September -8 last.
Dynamited a Church.
An attempt was made to blow up the
Catholic Church at Bolivar, Ohio, with
tiynainite. The largo cartridge failed to
ixpode, but the church was partly de
ployed by a smaller-one.
Killed By a Low Bridge.
Charles Barnett of Crawfordsville, was
killed near Lafayette, Ind., riding on top
of a Monon pasenger train. His head
struck a bridge and his skull was crushed.
Chicago Catle, common to prime,
?3.D0 to ?5.2r; hogs, shipping grades,
$3.00 to ?3.50; sheep, fair to choice, $2.00
to $3.50; wheat. No. 2 red, 77c to 7Sc;
corn, No. 2, 22c to 24c; oats, No. 2, 18f
to 10c; rye. No. 2, 3oc to 37c; butter,
choice creamery, 20c to 21c; eggs, fresh,
20c to 22c; potatoes, per bushel, 20c to
30c; broom corn, common green to fine
brush, 2c to 3c per pound.
Indianapolis Cattle, shipping, ?3.00 to
$5.00; hogs, choice light, $3.00 to $3.50;
sheep, common to prime, $2.00 to $3.25;
wheat. No. 2, S5c to S7c; com, No. 2
white, 21c to 2Ge; oats, No. 2 white, 22c
St. Louis Cattle, $3.00 to $4.75; hogs,
$3.00 to $3.50; w heat. No. 2, 80c to SSe;
corn, No. 2 yellow, 21c to 23c; oats.
No. 2 white, ISc to 20c; rye, No. 2, 33e
Cincinnati Cattle, $2.50 to $4.75; hogs,
$3.00 to $3.50; bheep, $2.50 to $3.50;
wheat, No. 2, S7c to S!)c; corn. No. 2
mixed, 21c to 22c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 20c
to 22c; rye, No. 2, 30c to 3Se.
Detroit Cattle, $2.50 to $4.75; hogs,
$3.00 to $3 50; bheep, $2.00 to $3.50;
wheat, No. 2 red, 01c to 02c; corn. No. 2
yellow, 23c to 24c; oats. No. 2 white, 20c
to 21c; rye, 37c to 3Sc.
Toledo Wheat, No. 2 red, 91c to 92c;
corn. No. 2 mixed, 22c to 24c; oats, No.
2 white, ISc to 10c; rye. No. 2, 37c to 30c;
clover seed, $5.15 to $5.25.
Milwaukee Wheat, No. 2 spring, 7Sc
to SOc; corn. No. 3. 22c to 24c; oats, No.
2 white, 19c to 21c; barley, No. 2, 30c to
37c; rye, No. 1, 37c to 3Sc; pork, mess,
SG.50 to $7.00.
BufTalo Cattle, $2.50 to $5.00; hogs,
$3.00 to $4.00; sheep, $2.00 to $3.50;
wheat, No. 2 red, 94c to 95c; corn, No. 2
tcIIow, 20c to 27c; oats, No. 2 white,
23c to 24c.
New York Cattle, $3.00 to $5.25; hogs,
$3.00 to $4.25; i-heep, $2.00 to $3.75;
wheat. No. 2 red, S5c to S7c; corn, No. 2,
29c 7o SOc; oats, No. 2 white, 22c to 24c;
butter, creamery, 15c to 23c; eggs, West
ern, 20c to 25c.
51WIN6 THE CroS&AJKAL'.MSTRl&V-nON CT
' PARTIES IN THr SS'k COrvteCSS-
Besults of the Gridiron Battles on
OOTBALL was ev
ing Day. The Chi
cago Athletic Asso
ciation won from the
Boston eleven, 12 to
C. Chicago Univer
sity won from Ann
Arbor, 7 to 0. North
western tnd Wis
played n tie. Cor
nell was beaten by
Pennsylvania, 32 to
10. Purdue of Indi
ana with the University of Illinois, and
Iowa and Nebraska, tied. The Coliseum
game in Chicago was not won until the
time keepers blew their whistles the
Athletic game was won at the beginning,
and the Northwestern game was tied with
but eight minutes to play. The Coli
seum game was lost by poor generalship,
the Athlethic game was lost because Bos
ton does not know how to play, and the
Evanstou game was tied because a skilled
man fell in the mud and the ball was
slick nnd slippery with drizzle.
It was a day of surprises. The victors
in each of the contests were the losers of
the prophets. It was expected that Mich
igan would eat up the men from Chicago.
They earned the championship last year.
Their supporters did not make it a ques
tion of success, but a matter of score.
The Athletic Club had reprimanded its
best men for professionalism by dismis
sal, taking upon the gridiron an eleven of
less than two weeks' work. The North
western expected to win its fight by a
clean margin, and did win It to the last
moments. Here is how they stand
Chicago 7 Michigan . . .
Chicago A. A. . .12 Boston A. A.
Uni. of Iowa . .
6 Wisconsin . .
4 Lafayette ...
0 Uni. of Nebraskl
Browns 24 Indians 12
HUNTERS FIGHT WILD DOGS.
Desperate Combat Takes Place In
an Indiana Forest.
A large drove of wild dogs, even more
ferocious than hungry timber wolves, ha3
been discovered near the town of Morris
town, Ind., and the people in that vicin
ity are greatly frightened as a result.
It is probable that a grand hunt will soon
be organized, in the hope of ridding the
country of the dogs, which occupied a big
cave, or den, in the Hamilton woods, a
gloomy forest which has been avoided by
human beings for many years past, on ac
count of the belief that it Is haunted.
The discovery that the woods shelter a
drove of wild dogs was made by John W.
Sullivan and his son Charles, Andrew
Lamar and Matt Sullivan, while on .i
hunting trip. They tell a thrilling story
of their encounter with the beasts, and
Charles Sullivan is under the care of a
surgeon, having been badly mangle'd by
one of the animals.
The hunting party tracked the ferocious
animals to their cave in a dense woods.
While the party was debating the matter
and laying plans to capture the animals
there came a rush from the den and a
dog, greatly resembling a rat terrier, only
larger and with a bushy tail and a head
something like that of a bulldog, darted
past them with a snarl and darted in the
Lamar and Charles Sullivan immediate
ly gave chase, while the rest of the party
remained to guard the den and close the
opening with brush and stones, so the
animals inside could not escape. In a few
minutes the report of a gun, some little
distance away, was heard by those who
remained at the den, followed by the
howling of a dog and the screaming of
Lamar and young Sullivan. It was found
that the two had gotten quite close to the
dog, when it had turned and attacked
them. Then Lamar fired, severely wound
ing the beast. Just as the shot was
fired another dog dashed into sight and
made an attack upon young Sullivan.
The boy was being badly bitten nnd
scratched by the infuriated animal, bat
ATTACKED BT WILD DOGS.
L.imnr was afraid to shoot for fear of
hitting Sullivan instead of the dog. Final
ly he saw a chance and fired, wounding
the nnimal and driving it away. He was
binding up Sullivan's wounds when half
a dozen other dogs sprang from the brush
and attacked them. When the rest of tho
party appeared upon the scene and fired
a volley at the dogs the animals disap
peared, after making a faint pretense of
attacking the rescuing party. Where the
dogs came from no one knows.
PREACHER AND POISONER.
A St. Paul Minister Has Begun a Six
Yea r Sentence.
Rev. James C. Hull, who a few months
ago was the popular pastor of one of the
Methodist churches in St. Paul, now oc
cupies a cell in the
tiary, where he will
remain six years un
less pardoned before
the term of his sen
tence expires. Mr.
Hull was nrrestcJ
Aug. 5 last at his
home in West St.
Paul. His wife sus
peoied that he was
trying to poison her
and called in some
BEY. J. C. HULL.
neighbors, who guarded Hull to prevent
him from disposing of poison which Mrs.
Hull declared he had concealed in hi
pockets. When being taken to the sta
tion Hull attempted to throw away a
bottle of arsenic, and a package of the
same drug was found on his person when
searched. He remained in jail until last
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week when he was placed on trail. He
admitted that he attempted to poison his
wife and was sentenced to six years in
the penitentiary. The Hulls came orig
inally from Toronto, Kan. Mr. Hull had
a church in Evanston, 111., t. few year3
ago, and from there went to Massachu
setts. They went to Minnesota six years
ago, and for three years previous to his
arrest Mr. Hull was pastor of the Clin
ton Avenue Methodist Church in West
BRYAN'S CHILD IS ILL.
Oldest Daughter of the Silver Leader
Sick with Diphtheria.
Ruth Bryan, the oldest daughter of Mr.
nnd Mrs. W. .T. Bryan, who was taken
down with diphtheria and the home at
Lincoln, Neb., quarantined in conse-
BUTII AND WILLIAM J. BltTAX, JR.
quence, is now much better. A message
from the Bryan home says the little girl
is mending steadily and no apprehension
whlever was felt by her mother or
POPULAR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT.
Approximately Complete Tabic ''of
the Popular Vote.
The appended table, compiled by the
New York World, shows the popular vote
for President In all States where the
vote has been canvassed the figures are
Vote for President In 189C.
StateB. MeKlnley. Bryan. Palmer.
Alabama M.7.T3 107,137 G.4G4
Arkansas 37,512 110,103
California 14G.217 142,926
Colorado 22,783 151,070 COO
HIGH BRIDGE AT
Connecticut .... I10,2SS 50,734 4,331
Delaware 20.307 16.071 007
Florida 11.545 23.426 1.G08
Georgia C0.0U1 04.232 2,788
Idaho 5.031 15.754
Illinois CO0.577 402,753 12.000
Indiana 223,010 303,351 3.570
Iowa 2S7.102 210.330 2,000
Kansas 150.207 172.027
Kentucky 218,053 217,707 5,018
Louisiana 18.0G2 73.861 1,320
Maine 80.421 32.217 1,864
Maryland 130.078 104,745 2,507
Massachusetts .. 207,787 102,033 11,510
Michigan 251.100 201.250 8.750
Minnesota 103,453 130,477 3,209
Mississippi 4,849 55,933 1,021
Missouri 304,500 363,750 5,000
Montana 10,100 41,275
Nebraska 102.168 115,210 5,250
Xevatfl 1,730 0.751
New Hampshire. 57,444 21,271 3,420
New Jersey 221.807 134,003 0,474
Now York 705,271 .543,839 18,829
Nortli Carolina.. 153.222 174.4SS 578
North Dakota... 23.323 18,173
Ohio 525.0S9 474,480 1,837
Orogon 40.216 47,102 1,049
PennsTlvanla ... 72S.300 427,127 11,000
Rhode Island 30,437 14,459 1.100
South Carolina .. 0,643 67,903 823
South Dakota... 45,100 45.273 2.500
Tenness 148,773 163,631 1,031
Texas (173 Co.
comp.) 134,422 264.200
Utah 13.461 64.S51
Vermont 49.450 0,7b9 1,260
Virginia 133.361 133.0SS 2.210
Washington .... 39,403 50,027 2.750
West Virginia... 102,000 90,000
Wisconsin 203,630 102,009 3.000
Wyoming 10.073 10.3S9 -
Total 7.030,310 0.221.532 13S.oiO
rroi ,-At. ,i!t 1SIK! InuufXimatC) 13.-
579.G3S, including a"bout 100,000 Prohibi
tion votes and oO.UOO liryau anu waison
Comparisons with previous elections for
thirty-six years show:
1SO0 McKInley's popular plnrallty
ieo p.nr.r f'lpvpl.inil .. . .. .3S0.81O
18S8 Gnner Cleveland 0S.017
1SS4 Uroer Cleveland u.:,o..ir
18bO-James A. Garfield 0Aoi
lS76-Sninuol J. Tilden S52'SSi
ihtTT K. firant lli-i.OOO,
1SGS-U. S. Grant ?"350,
1864-Abraham Lincoln w ,--
ISCOAbrahain Lincoln 491, 1JO
rn,: .,i,in slmn-a the couiDletc vote ot
all the States except three Missouri,
West Virginia and Texas wnere tne
count lias been delayed by contests. From,
.f f !, Stnto tlm fi"iires arc official.!
the results being reported to the World
direct by the Secretaries ot state. J.ne
(oi Trnli;iiit!on vote cast will not ex-
teed S0,000. It was highest in Pennsyl
vania 19,274. In tne seventy-seven
counties of Texas thus far counted Bry-
,.,! Wntsnn rpenived (it!. 732. Tne
total middle-of-the-road Populist voto
will be about 100,000. 'JL'ftc Socialist vot.'
was smaller than in 1S92. In many
States none were cast.
The records of tho Treasury Depart
ment show that from Feb. 1, 1S90, to
Nov. 1 there were coined at the mints of
the United States 10,202,922 standard
Hilver dollars. The seigniorage upon this
amount was $5,051,430. The balance of
the silver bullion purchased under the act
of 1S90 on hand Nov. 1, 189G, was 125,
061,203 ounces, which cost the Govern
ment 112,S65,(i25. The coinage value of
this amount is $101,093,000.
The Dietrich syndicate, 'of which E.
C. Benedict, of New York, is president,
has just closed a deal by which it acquires
possession of all the property of tho Ohio
an; Indiana Natural Gas" Company.
UNIQUE BRIDGE AT HASTINGS.
Believed to Be the Only One of Its
Kind in the World.
Hastings' (Minn.) new wagon bridge
has been completed, and it probably is the
only one of the kind in the world. Its
peculiar feature is the spiral approach at
the south end. On account of the great
height of the channel span of 3S0 feet
which is placed fifty-five feet above high
water mark it was necessary to have a
very long approach in order to avoid a
steep grade. The town being so close to
the river it would have been necessary to
run a straight approach to such a dis
tance as to spoil the looks of the business
streets. In order to overcome this difficul
ty it was decided to make use of a corner
lot C0xl20 feet, adjoining the foot of
Sibley street, and to build thereon a spi
Beginning at the heart of the city the
approach starts with a rise of seven and
three-fourths feet to the 100. forming an
earth grade banked between massive re
taining walls 120 feet long. Tho spiral,
built of steel, begins at the end of thh
drive and winds its way with a curve of
sixty feet, with a grade of five feet to the
100, for a distance of 3S5 feet; then strik
ing again a straight approach from the
point where the spiral ends, there is a
rise of six feet to the 100 for a distance of
130 feet, to tho beginning of the channel
span. This span is 3S0 feet long from
center to center of end pins.
Beyond is another 120-foot span; then
twenty-one spans of thirty-three feet
each, terminating with an approach of
172 feet, making a total of 970 feet. The
largest span of 3S0 feet is built to carry
25G tons, besides its own weight, and tho
smaller span in proportion. The iron
work of the north approach rests on well
constructed masonry pedestals, which
have a concrete footing averaging nearly
two feet thick and six feet square. Foun
dations of the large river pier, carrying
3S0 and 120 foot spans, were laid by
means of a caisson, the river being at n
very low stage. On the north side of the
river all the masonry was placed on solid
rock and the iron work tied to the rock
by heavy anchor bolts. The joists which
carry the oak floor nnd sidewalks are of
first-class white pine; later they may be
replaced by steel joists if desired. In tho
large span the entire floor is steel, except
the planking which" forms the surface.
In the surface there are 1,000 cubic
yards of stone masonry, 20,000 feet of
timber, ISO yards of concrete, 2,500 yards
of eubic earth, 2,400 lineal feet of piling,
500 tons of steel and 150,000 feet of lum
ber for floors. Provisions for expansion
on account of the change of the tempera
ture is made at the main pier, the two
spans being five inches longer in July
than they are in January. The structure
cost about $50,000.
Ex-Secretary Foster Remembered by
Sons of the Man He Befriended.
An interesting story illustratiing tho
generosity of Charles Foster, who suc
ceeded William Windom as Secretary of
the Treasury in
and how reward fre
quently comes when
it is least expected,
has just come to
After leaving the
Cabinet Mr. Foster,
as is well known,
met with, heavy
During the years of
was known far and
his prosperity he
wide for his liberality to those less for
tunate than he. He was always the first
to subscribe to any enterprise which
promised to be of benefit to the com
munity, and was known as a man who
never, under any circumstances, fore
closed a mortgage.
Many years ago, when the house now
occupied by Mr. Foster's mother in Fos
toria. Ohio, was built, the contractor,
named Johnson, became involved so that
his home was to be sold by the Sheriff.
Learning of the man's trouble, Mr. Fos
ter advanced the money to release the
mortgage w ith little, if any, hope of ever
getting any return. Mr. Johnson went
West and passed out of the minds of his
Fostoria friends. Long ago he died. Be
fore his death he told his sons how Mr.
Foster had befriended him and how grate
ful he felt for the great service. The sons
prospered and Mr. Foster failed. They
invested a large amount, $50,000 it is said,
in smelting works between Denver and
Cripple Creek in Mr. Foster's name, but
said nothing to Mr. Foster until the suc
cess of the project was fully assured.
Mr. Foster has been made a director iu
the concern and has gone to Denver to
attend a meeting of the directors. It N
said that the works are paying large divi
dends. Told in a Few Lines.
Col. Franklin 'Penny, for thirty-five
years proprietor of the National Hotel in
Washington, is dead, aged SO.
Rev. Jacob Newland has succeeded in
raising coffee in Kentucky. This is a
distinct gain for the Bourbon State, as
hitherto it has been largely engaged in
raising short horns nnd hades.
According to the Echo dc Paris, the
Rpgeut and the Queen of Holland will
spend the winter in Italy, where Queen
Wilhelmina will be betrothed to an Ital
ian captain of royal blood, who has won
the Queen's affections.
G. C. Bolton aud T. A. Shcpard, prom
inent business men, who were recently
convicted of wholesale cattle stealing and
sentenced to five years in the peniten
tiary, by the aid of a masked mob escaped
from jail at Pawnee, I. T. They are still
at large. The whole town is in arms in
search of the prisoners.
OF THE WAR.
Graphic Account of Stirrinc; Scenes
Witnessed on the Battlefield and in
Camp Veterans of the Rebellion Re
Cite Experiences of Thrilling Nature.
Fifth Minnesota at Corinth.
The St. Paul Press of Saturday, Nov.
2, 18(52, prints a letter dated Corinth.
.Miss., Oct. 23, 1S02. It is signed "J.
Ireland, Chaplain," and gives an ac
count of the part the Firth Minnesota
took in the battle of Corinth. The fol
lowing arc extracts:
"You havu already learnt that the
Fifth took a large part in the late fight
wherein victory shone so brilliantly on
the illustrious 'Stars and "Stripes.' You
have learnt It. Minnesota has rejoiced
that her sons were called upon to wield
the sword and shed freely their blood
In defense of the priceless institution
bequeathed to us by our forefathers,
and well may Minnesota rejoice. What
is pleasing to state is that not only our
regiment took an active part in this
Important engagement, but that it took
a special part which no other regiment
did take, and that of the Fifth it may
be said, without any exaggeration
whatever, they gained the day.
"On the night of the 3d we quietly
took our rest in one of the central
squares of Corinth ou a line parallel
with the Mobile and Columbus rail
road. There we remained while the
shells were bursting over our heads
before daybreak on the morning of the
4th. From there we were at full lib
erty to contemplate the fight going on
In our center and ou the extreme part
of our right, there being but an exten
sive abatis between us and these por
tions of our lines.
"We were all iu ecstasy, seeing the
rebels charging on Fort Robinette, hur
rying through tho woods at the right,
following up with a firm step the road
leading from the edge of the wood to
ward tho fort and then under the gall
ing fire of our Infantry which outflank
ed them, in spite of all the terrible dis
charges of canister and grape which
thinned their ranks to n frightful ex
tent, leaping over the parapets or trying
to turn around to find tho entrances to
tho fort. There we were breathless,
fearing lest they might triumph. Some
what encouraged ou seeing the Elev
enth Missouri rushing to the rescue, un
mindful of the bloody fight going on In
the center of our right, which was con
cealed from our sight by numerous
buildings when suddenly a strange
commotion arises behind us. We turn
around, and great is our surprise. At
the lower end of the square the artil
lery are skedaddling with an astound
ing rapidity; the infantry rush In
through every inlet; the citizens and
all idle gazers-on disappear in a sec
ond; the Butternut emerge from the
streets leading into the square. It was
a solemn moment; then Indeed, as one
of our generals remarks, the fate of the
day hung in the balance, and little time
was left for reflection. What were we
able to do? Were we to join In, allow
ourselves to be carried off by the tor
rent and turn ingloriously our backs to
the enemy? For any not prodigal of
their blood in the performance of their
duty, such was the course to be taken.
But far from the minds of our bravo
boys was the thought of assuring their
safety in flight. Our men instinctively
rush to their arms; Col. Hubbard, with
the most remarkable presence of mind,
at oue glance sees all the danger. Im
mediately his voice Is heard amid all
the bustle and confusion; he gives his
orders to move and to take up a posi
tion at right angles with his former
one, and it is then that an aide-de-camp
of Gen. Stanley rode by and shouted
out, 'Support that battery at the right.'
Perplexing order, for at that moment
of the two batteries that were stationed
to the right one was an abandaned and
the other was being driven from the
field. Our colonel, not In the least dis
mayed, fronts his men towards where
he perceives the enemy rushing into
the town. Oh, what an admirable spec
tacle to gaze then on our brave boys.
With what unanimity aud with what
rapidity, what visible coolness and un
flinching courage, they poured In volley
after volley into tho ranks of their op
ponents. The latter, who doubtless a
few moments before, elated by their
previous success, had thought that Co
rinth was ouce move theirs, and had
emitted a contemptuous smile when a
handful of men proposed to contest
their passage, staggered, broke ranks
and turned. And hotly were they pur
sued through a narrow street until
they reached the limits of the town and
concealed themselves in the woods. Our
men then halted and wondered at what
they had accomplished. Had we not en
countered the rebels the town was in
their hands, and they might have de
stroyed it, together with all our stores,
or taken our other forces in tho rear,
placing thein between two flres nnd
triumphed and by whom was Corinth
saved but by the Fifth Minnesota alone,
by sir companies. Company A having
been sent out skirmishing in another
"I am proud of the Fifth Regiment,
and everyone hero feels proud of It.
Great is our renown in the army. The
other regiments fully appreciate our
valor; our praise is on every tongue.
Privates and otlicers are of the same
sentiment when the Fifth Minnesota
"Gen. Stanley, In his official report,
speaking of our regiment says: 'I am
happy to bear tcstimons- to the gallant
fight of this little regiment. Few regi
ments on the field did more effectual
killing than they.' The morning after
the battle he rode by the Fifth, accom
panied by another officer. Tho latter,
having remarked that it Is a small regi
ment, Stanley, with a smiling counte
nance, answered to my own hearing:
They may be small in numbers, but
they gained the day." And on another
occasion, pointing us out to Gen. Rose
cranz, he said: 'Here is the regiment
that did the most killing.' "
A Storj of Bravery.
An application has been made for a
medal of honor for Orlando P. Boss, of
Fitchburg, late a corporal of Company
P, Twenty-fifth Regiment of Massa
chusetts Volunteers. This is the regi
ment first commanded by Colonel Ed
win Upton, of Fitchburg, and then by
Gcneral Josiah Pickett, of Worcester.
Corporal Boss was but IS years old
when he enlisted, and was discharged
by reason of expiration of term of ser
vice. Boss was with the regiment, par
ticipated in the battle of Cold Harbor,
Juue 3, 1SG4, where the brave act on
tho strength of which this application
is made was performed. During the
battle Boss, with Privates Asahel Ald
rlch and William E. Battles of Com
pany P were In a rille pit half way be
tween his brigade and the enemy. The
Union troops were behind a breast
work from which the enemy had been
driven, and the enemy from less than
100 yards away kept up a tremendous
fire. A number had been shot endeav
oring to return over the breastwork to
got back into the lines. The call of a
wounded man attracted the attention
of the party in the rifle pit, and they
discovered Lieutenant W. F. Daley of
Company E of the Twenty-fifth badly
wounded. He was lying on the ground
some fifteen paces In front of the
breast-work and directly In line of fire.
Boss crawled back and threw his can
teen to the wounded man, who was
crying for water, and then taking Aid
rich, who was wounded, on his shoul
ders, crept through the enemy's fire
and over the breastwork. He was de
termined to rescue the unfortunate
lieutenant if possible, and with Privates
W. D. Blanchard, A. P. Bartlett and
W. O. Wilder now Councilman Wil
der of Worcester prepared to make
the attempt. While the others began
to undermine the breast-work from
within, Boss and Blanchard crept back
over the works and up to where Lieu
tenant Daley lay. The enemy observed
their motions nnd directed their fire
upon the daring men, but by lying low
and digging a small trench they es
caped injury. They got Daley upon a
blanket and dragged him back to the
breastwork. There they also began to
dig and finally met their friends ffom
within, and bore their wounded officer
through the hole to the lines. He Was
mortally wounded, however, and sub
sequently died in the hospital. It was
at the same battle that the regimental
colors were nearly lost through the
death of the color-bearer. They were
rescued by David Casey of Company C,
now of Whitinsville. Worcester Gazette.
Monument at Antietam.
The monument that Is to be erected
on the battleground of Antietam will be
a strikingly handsome tribute to the
memory of the dead soldiers who fell
upon thnt famous field. It will occupy
the spot where fought the Massachu
setts men, and the designs after which
it is to bo constructed have been np-J
proved by the Governor of Massachu
setts. It is to be built of granite mined
in the Bay State. The monument
itself is to be twenty-one feet long and
fifteen feet high and will adorn the top
of a mound standing eight feet above
the surrounding grounds. Numbers of
the regiments that were engaged in the
fight will be placed upon bronze tablets
to the right and left. On the rear of the
centerpiece will be traced a map of thd
battlefield, with the location of each
regiment plainly marked. The coat of
arms of Massachusetts will be worked
into the center of the monument. The
design is very pretty and will appeal
to all lovers of art. Contracts for the
work will soon be let by the commission
and it is expected that it will be ready
for unveiling some time next year.
The site is aptly chosen. It is at the
fork of the two government roads near
the Nicodemus houseund the old Dun
ker church. The land secured for the
purpose is very near the main line of
battle. The mound on which the mon
ument will rest will be surrounded by
a brass railing.
A Shell in the Shovel Pile.
"Whenever I see a pile of shovels
stacked upon the sidewalk in front of
a hardware store," said an old soldier,
"it makes me think of a pile of shoved
I saw once stacked up at the end of a
traverse in an earthwork at the time
of the civil waiv There were siege
guns and mortars of one size and an
other in batteries sheltered along thess
works in the particular battery that 1
speak of there were two 100-pound
rifled guns. There was a traverse be
tween the two guns, :uul oue ou the
outer side of each, a traverse, you un
derstand, being a short ridge of earth
running back from tho line iu front
and at right angles with it, to proteel
the gun and the gunner from a. lateral
lire. This pile of shovels lay at tin
cud of one of the outer traverses, to th
left of the piece that I worked on
There were six or eight men on tin
" shell thnt came over from a Con
federate mortar battery dropped squari
on that pile of shovels and exploded
the instant it struck. Our own gun had
just been fired, and the men were aU
standing scattered around to the real
of the gun carriage, none of them fai
away from the shovel pile, and all ol
them right in open range, not protect
ed, as some of them, anyway, woultf
have been a minute earlier by standing
over on the other side of the guu, witt
the guu aud the gun carriage between
them and the shovels.
"The air was filled with smoke, and
fragments and splinters of shell and
shovels were flying in all directions.
There wasn't a man but what expected
to have his head knocked off by a pleco
of shell, or to be cut in two by a shovel
blade, or at least to have the handle of
a shovel stuck through him. But the
fragments of shell ail flew past, the
shovels all came down, and the smoke
cleared away, and nobody had even a
scratch. Then the men all laughed aud
went to loadiug the 100-pouuder again."
Why the Doe Barked.
An old farmer living near Chambers
burg, Penti., was telling a member of
the Sixth Michigan Cavalry how he
took the invasion of the State by Lee's
army. Said she:
"We'd gone to bed, and I heard out
dog bark. Says I to the old woman,
says I, 'There's somebody moving
around, or that dog wouldn't bark that
" 'Go to sleep, you old fool!' says the
"Says I. 'I won't do it! I tell ye, a
critter or somethin' or other has got
Into the garden, or that dog wouldn't
keep up his barking.'
"Wall, he barked and barked, and
finally I went to sleep, and left him
barking. I 'spected the brindled cow
would get in and eat all the cabbages
up, but I was sort o' mad at tho old
woman, and didn't keer. I woke up
about six in the morning, and that dog
was barking yet."
"That's what I wanted to know. I
kuowed it must be suthiif or other, and
1 went out to see."
"Well, what was it?"
"Jlst about thirty-five thousand reb
els bad been stringln' past the house
during the night, and that's what ailed
Bose. I knowed that dog had his eyes
on critters or somebody."
A London thief holds the record for
meanness. He stole the purse of a doc
tor who was trying to aid a man that
had been run over by a heavy cart and
lay dying in the street.
About six hundred thousand trees
are annually planted by the Swedish
school children, under tho guidance ci
WITHIN 0UK BOEDER.
A WEEK'S RECORD OF OHIO
An Interesting; 8ammry of the More Im
portant Dolnc ot Oar Neighbor Wed
dings and Death Crimes, Caiualtlef,
and General State Xenrs Note.
Minor State Items.
M. Klipper, traveling salesman from
New York, was robbed of $5,000 worth of
Jewchy in the Union Dvpot, Colnmbu3.
Frank Whlto of t'pesccrville, was at
tacked by a viciutLS horse and.his hand
and arm seriously mutilated. Several
fingers were bitten off.
The slashing of the wholesale prico of
beer in the Mahoning Valley has been
declared off, and tho price has gone up
again from $1 to $7 a barrel.
A valuable find has been made ou tho
lands of Hon. Robert Cochran, near West
Union. Specimens of the quarts show a
yield of silver of $50 to tho ton.
While hauling wood at BloomceDter,
Rev. Tucker fell from the wagon. Tho
wiieels passed over his abdomen, inflict
ing injuries which may prove fatal.
James McLaughlin. Superintendent of
mine No. 3 at Remlville, was struck by a
mine car and instantly killed. Hi:
and left arm were severed from the body,
i- rurna ..
Jerry Max. 00 yeara old, was found
dead on a lounge in a sitting posture
in his house at Fort Recovery by his
daughter. A blood vessel had bursted in
ternally. Andrew J. Sheppard, a miner, aged 60
years, employed at Sheen's coal bank,
near Salem, was instantly killed by a
heavy fall of slate while engaged In
At Ashland, Section Forman James
Wells ot the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail
toad, narrowly escaped death by falling
off a handcar which ran over him, inflic -fag
wounds of a serious nature.
At Circlevillo an unknown young man,
who was handling a Flobert rifle, acci
lentally shot Chauncey Williamson in
Hie right shoulder. Tho injured boy has
not rallied, and his condition is precariou.
The general store owned by Isaac Ash
faaugh at Hancock burned to the ground
with its content"!, including postoffice.
Loss probably 11,000;. insurance $1,000.
The fire is supposed to be of incendiary
origin. No clew.
Governor Bnshnell has appointed Hon. 4
Charles L. Kurtz, of Columbus; Hon. --
Henry L. Morey, ot Hamilton, and Col.
A. L. Conger, of Akron as delegates
from Ohio to the Nationat Congress of ir
rigation, which is to Ve held at Phoenix,
Arizona, December 15 cud 1G next.
The large contract which Eastern ccn
Iractors some time ago were trying to ar
range with the Penitentiary Board, by
which a large number of idle convicts
would he put to work, has fallen through,
jo Warded Coffin says. There are not
jnough able-bodied men among the seven
or eight hundred idle prisoners to fill a
contract requiring 330 convicts. At pres
ent there is no work which theyaro fit to
io which can be given them.
Lieutenants Tilman Lafferty and Tim
Khafer, of Company A, Second Regiment,
Ohio National Guard, left Findlay for
Tampa, Fla., to join an -"speditiou for
Cuba. It i3 understood that for some time
i Cuban agent has been enlisting mem
bers of the National Guird of this State,
md that a few men will go from each reg
iment, all of whom are under orders to re
port at Tampa. Tne two officers from
Findlay were well supplied with money.
Tho first trial ot Ohio's electrocution
machine inst set up in the State Prison
was made recently, a large lull-dog be
ing the victim. He was strapped in tbe-1
chair exactly as a ina.i would be, and thtf""""
hair shaved from his lody, where the
electrodes were applied. Fifteen hundred
volts were tnrned -on. Death was appar
ently instantaneous. The machine will
ho tried in the presence of the prison
managers, with a mule for a victim, in a
Lieutenant G vcrnor A. W. Jones has
appointed Senators W. B. Shattuc, of Cin
cinnati; Charles S.Dana of Marietta; J.
J. Sullivan, ol Warren, Republicans, and .
Eli Tissander, of Georgetown, and Wm.
B. Harper, otMt Vernon, Uemocrats, as
a committee to arrange for the meeting of
the State Senate at CoIumhu3 the first
Monday iu January, the anniversary of
the Senate organization. The reunion
will be attended by members, officers and
Dr. J. A. Lcatherman, a well-known
physician of Columbus, was found guilty
in thePolico Court of violating the provi
sions of tho Kimmell law, which requires
the registration of all practitioners of
medicine with the State Board of Medical
Examination and Registration. Judge
Bigger holds that the law is constitu
tional. A motion was made for a new
trial, and sentenced was suspended until
final action is taken. This is the first test
case of the law.
David V. Reardou has brought -suit in
ihe Supremo Court against Governor
Bushnell and Secretary of State Taylor to
compel them to is-me him a commission as
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in
Ihe first subdivision of the Fifth Judicial
District to fill an allejred vacancy in tho
office caused by an act ot tho Legislature
passed last winter transferring Adams
County from the first subdivision of tha
Fifth Judicial District to tho seeond sub
division.of the Seventh Judicial District.
A Cincinnati man got a Thanksgiving
pardon. He is John 11. Steig,who was serv
ing a life sentence for ilu murder of his
brother-in-law. Philip Lewis, of Cincinn
ati, in 1SS5. He hail served not quite
eleven year.?. Proecuting Attorney
Schwartz is of the opinion that he should
only have been couv.'u ed of manslaughter.
His release at this tima is equivalent to
his having serted the average manslaugh
ter term. Steig marrieda sister of Philip
Lewis. The two families were neighbors,
and the Lewise? thought that Steig did
not use their sister well. The trouble cul
minated in a saloon brawl between Steig
and the Lewis toys. Tho lights were
knocked out with missiles, and in the
darkness some one shot and killed Thillip
Lewis. John Steig was convicted.
In the annual report of the Trustees ol
the State Institution for Djaf and Dumb,
filed with Governor Bushuell, it is recom
mended that the State sell the present site
of the asylum and purchase a larger one
in some other section of Columbus, tha
present accommodations being declared
John Waters, acel C5, was walking on
the track ot the Dayton and Miamisburg
fast electric lino at Miamisburg, when Cat
No. 8, Al Hester, motonnan, struck him.
lie had both legs broken and one of them
cut nearly off, and other injuries. He
was taken to the Dayton Hospital, but
will hardly recover.
Fifteen years ago William Conner left
the home of his father, Joseph Connor,
near Itilliards. The latter died last April.
William, who was willel 82 acres of land
ami the homestead, has bien missing un
til he returned the other day. A brother,
Phillip, was cut off with only ?5, and it is
now said tho will cn be contested.
The Dietrich syndicate, of which E. C
Benedict, President Cleveland's clos
friend, is President, has just closed a deal
by w hich it acquires possession of all the
property of the Ohi& hnd Indiana Natural
Gas Company. Tiie purchase includes
the plants of Lima, Dayton, P.'qna, Sid
ney and Wapakoneta, O., and many
towns in Indiana, a id several millions oi
dollars are involved
A party given by Mrs. Isaac Gorber,
who lived w est of M sillon, was broken
u by the discovery -t the dead body ol
the hostess lying on the doorstep. She
had excused herself to go into the yard,
and fell dead of hear: disease.
The Dircclors of the Ohio Steel Compa
ny, located at Youngstown, have decided
to increase the capital stock of the con
cern to $'2,0CO,0O0. The present capital
stock is $1,:J30,OW. It is understood thej
will add a steel rail mill to the plant. Th
works employ 700 hands.
The now woman is sq far ahead ol
her sisters she may grow old walk
waitintr for them to catch up.
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