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'WHITE EABTH Indiana had to borro* seed
wheat, and still some people say they are not
taking kindly to the ways of the whites.
WALLACE unseated McKinley in the houne,
says an exchange.. And now we snppoae he
stands np to eat, and will not be comforted.
Dos CAMEBON has shown up in the senate.
pioneer Press. With all the ladies and
gentlemen in the gallery? The immodest man.
ftiliA- Aimee says that she loves America.
Yes, Americans, will persist in paying out their
money for anything and everything that comes
APPLETON, Wis has a missing girl.—Ex
The people of that town ought to be ashamed
of themselves. Why can't they send the poor
girl to her friends.
GESEBAL HANCOCK says he wants a cast iron
candidate as the democratic nominee. The
general is thoughtfnl, but "dust" is what yon
need, general, "dast."
There is a boy in Paris whose legs are so crook
ed that he has to be polled out of his trousers
with a corkscrew. Beacon. We once knew a
young lady—but there, it wont do.
A MINNEAPOLIS boy recently stole
New York. We'll take it for granted that he is
a greenbacker and
working for the distribution of wealth.
"FOBCONGREBS" has been running at Hooley's
Chicago, during the pas week to crowded
houses.—Herald. "For President" will run to
crowded bouses in Chicago next week.
AN advertisement in an eastern paper is
headed, "A place where prime cigars oan be
purchased at a small price." That's all right,
but we've seen several of them "go off.'
ONE of the young Granta declares that his
father, his brother and himself are
And now the man who carries the lantern in
daylight may blow out the glim and rest.
AMONG other items in its Dutch column, the
D.T.,«lobe has this veryforc.ble
remark: "Mr. Vis. en Markus hebben een car
load landbouwmachinerien ontvangen." Send
us up ft car load or two.
DeLessebs boasts tint Napolean the great,
once wrote "Henceforth let the accounts of M.
DeLesseps be paid without examination De
Leeseps is not a modern politician or he would
never have "given it away."
BENJAMIN BUTLER is not as shy as tome of
his rivals neither is he as modest.—Ex. But
he is the moet forbearing man on earth. Where
is there another political martyr who has stood
up under so many defeats?
Is IT proper to say of a milkman that he
keeps a cow? Would it not be preferable to
say that the cow keeps him ?—Call. Neither,
sir. Just state that he keeps a barrel of chalk
and a good supply of water.
ME. NEWTON GOTIHOLD'S farcial comedy,
"Random Shot," has
audiences at the Comedy theatre.—N. Y. Jour
nal. Bismarck has seyeral sportsmen who could
become stars in this comedy.
THE Hotel Gazette says that Minneapolis
spent $10,000,000 last year for building, and
will spend nearly $10,000,000 this year. Now if
you will tell us how much you spend for beer,
we may become interestei in the place.
BROOKLYN is dying off. There were twenty
one more deaths than births last
Diin't the leading gentlemen of that city forgjt
to look on their doorsteps a morning or two
during the week? Ihere must be some mis
KEB challenged Pitt Kellogg to blow out his
brains—Ex. It is understood that Kellog? has
not found them yet, but with rhe aid of a
strong microscopic detective force, he hopes to
be successful in the acceptance of the chal
TH*: friends of a prominent candidate for the
democratic nomination have started the story
that Samuel J. Tilden is again a physical
wreck. Poor Sammy. Next week his friends
will have him in a wild and bitter race and
''back" him against Sullivan for physical force.
YOUNG lady (brightly to an old bachelor) Do
you know, M' Singlesome, that when one finds
a four-lea ted clover it is a sue sign that the
finder will be married within a year?
Old bachelor—No. I have always supposed
that finding a four leaved clover was an omen of
good luck.—Pniladelphia Call.
SHE plays the pianer,
Her name is Johanner,
She sings like a hawk in unrest
Her hair is not long,
'Cause her mind is so strong
It pulls in the roots with a zest.
AN exchange says its town "has a most intelli
gent and enterprising community, composed of
the better elements of each nationality." We
will give you timely warning not to send any
more of this class of advertising matter out into
the world if you want the ople's respect. We
know whereof we speak.
A KANSAS CITY woman is said to speak eight
languages. The average woman, speaking one
language, can generally manage to get over a
good deal of ground in a short time, but when
we consider the capabilities of a woman able to
say eight times as much, we shudder at the pos
sibility of a
BEBGEN fined four young girls $1
each yesterday for picking fl wers in Prospect
jj. I. Journal. The bald-headed old
reprobate. We'll bet $25,000 and put the
money up now, that he would have given them
five dollars each to go into some wine room and
get "full" with him. There's New York civili
zation for you.
In a boom article a Minneapolis paper says:
Her churches represent every shade of religious
denomination, and will rank with those of any
eastern city in beauty and magnificence. Here
the printing stops, but the reader can hear some
musical voice shouting, "Pass in and see truly
the wonder of the nineteenth century—the con
gn* of wonders, the great fire king, the largest
living ser—" etc, etc., etc.
AN article in an exchange ia headed "One
year in the air." Talmage can beat that record
by a big majority. He has been soaring in the
'misty" flight of rhetoric for several years, and
has never come down, tven to drink.
H«T.P some man worse oft than yourself, and
you will realize that yon are better off than yon
imagine.—Chicago Sun. We would be pleased
to follow your instructions, but, candidly, we
oannot find him. However, our imagination is
THE 17th of May was Norway's independence
day. In a certain locality in Minnesota Ole
Oleaon read a poem Ole Olnfson spoke, while
Jorg Jorgenson, Tin-pan Kettleson and Lars
A'coholicson actei as a committee on refresh
A PROMINENT Bismaroker recently intro
duced a friend of his from the east to another
Bismarcker, after which he asked his acquaint
ance from the orient how the capital city gen
tleman struck him, and the reply came "for a
A CHICAGO paper says that beauty depends
more upon the movements of the face when the
countenance is lit up by animation, than upon
the mobile form of the facial features when at
rest. Now watch the facial contortions of Bis
OH, for a breed of poisonous gnats thit would
kill off the detestable dead beats, frauds and
swindles.—Editor Agent's Herald. We have'nt
a poisonous gnat in stock at present, but if you
want to die so awfully bad, we can accommo
date you in some other way.
IN teg trd to the discussion now going on
between the editor of the Buffalo Courier and
the editor of the New York Sun as to true
science in pugilism, the Rochester Post thinks
there is but one »y to settle it.—Exchange.
Marquis of ieensbury rules?
THE revenue cutter Andy Johnson is to be
placed on duty at Chicago. The steamboat in
spectors agree that her boiler is in a dang .rous
condition, but she is exempt from their author
ity.—Times. Is this a blow at Morrison If
so, why call him Andy Johnson?
The Wall street sky is clearing, and the clouds
that so long have hovered over it are showing a
silver lining.—New York Journal. It might be
well to add that, as after all showers, the sun's
rays are cruelly scorching and the bulls and
bears are Drone to remain in the shade.
A GERMAN boy, twelve years old, living eight
miles from Rising City, weighs 230 pounds and
is still rising.—Sioux City Journal. It must be
amusing to see his mother, who weighs 109
pound*, rock him to sleep on her knee, tickle
him under the chin and call him her 'ittle pet.
THE police of Brooklyn were yesterday in
formed that Mrs. Sarah Kinnane, of Waterbury,
Conn., had disappeared from home. It is said
she is slightly deranged,—Ex.—We'll wager a
new hat that she'd camping on the trail of her
husband, who has left for the Chicago conven
A COUNTRY exchange asks with much em
phasis: "Are we going to have a base ball
club?" There's a question that demands the
earnest attention of every man who has any
respect for the honor and safety of the republic.
For God's sake let us settle this question before
it is too late.
WE, of course, have no means of knowing
whether or not there will be a dark horse at
Chicago, but it will be safe to bet that there
will be some black andjblue horses.—Call. It
might be added that several hundred jackasses
of variegated hues, will furnish the ''bone and
sinew" of the political show.
IF, as reported Lawrence Barrett has lost a
great deal of money by his London engage
ment, Minnie Palmer will, no doubt, gladly
lend him enough to get home on. She has made
thousands.—Ex. You don't know the circum
stances, though. Perhaps Lawrence .would be
flush if Minnie bad remained at home.
A FABEWELL mission of three weeks was yes
terday begun by Moody and Sankey in an iron
tabernacle on the Thames embankment in
London.— Chicago TimeB. It's no use, gentle
men. We Americans know that ordinary iron
will never hold them down. If the building
flies into atoms, don't think dynamite was the
A FRIEND of Lord Tennyson says t\at an
American publisher has offered the poet £20,
000 to.come to America for three months. A
good scheme. Get him over here. Hide him.
Hold him f^r £100,000 ransom. England
would sooner lose the royal family or Oscar
Wilde than be bereft of the builder of rhymes.
THERE was a heated discussion in a Third
Ward hotel the other night.
"I tell you, sir," said one of the disputants,
"I tell you, sir, there i* no law made but what
the people can change."
"Yes, there is," said anew comer. "There is
one law that no man, no people can change."
"What is that?"
MB. FKBDINAND WARD is under arrest, but
has not been taken to jail, of course.—Ex.
It would b? an irreparable insult to his pro
iesBion to put him in a cell. By the way, does
the poor slandered maa have hi? usual morn
drives and a private box at. the opera? See
ihat be does not suffer from want of entertain
Logan's liver pad is fading,
Belford'a teeth are plugged with zinc
Bill Mahoiie has caught the cholera
Playing in the kitchen sink.
Benny Butler's in the gloaming
Of his fast appoaching night,
While Sammy Tiiden's training
For the presidential fight.
U. S. Grant is now reflecting
On the property he'll sell,
And Ward is asking Bsecher
If there really is a hell.
EVERYBODY who is anybody in the world of
fashion and society wi 1 be at Saratoga this
season.—Philadelphia Press. But hold on,—
don't be hasty. Bismarck has the
capital business is rushing, and our duties
may prevent us from going down this summer.
Bnt then if you've an extra pass and can give
us a journalistic introduction to one of the
hotel keepers we may oondei cend to run down
and stay a few months. The extent of oar
visit will depend on the generosity of the land
lord. We may remain a year or two.
TTTTT. BISMARCK. WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
Memorial Day at Washington.
WASHINGTON, May 30.—All public buildings
and banks were dosed throughout the day and
private business hoases closed doors at noon.
The principal procession, composed of Grand
Army posts, formed on Ninth and Tenth streets,
and headed by the Marine band, marched at 10
o'clock, via Pennsylvania avenue, to the Na
tional cemetery at Arlington Heights. The
procession then disbanded and spent a couple
of hours in decorating the graves with flowers
and evergreens. At noon the veterans and
spectators reassembled at the amphitheatre and
listened to the reading of a poem by Will
Carleton and an oration by Hon. Stewart L.
Woodford, of New York. The cemetery was
thronged with visitors and the ground was cov
ered with floral tributes. Three or fonr
thousand persons visited the Congressional cem
etery, where the soldiers' graves were decorated
under the supervision of a committee of the
Grand Army. Special services were here held
over the grave of Col. A. B. Meachain, of
mode war fame. The ceremonies at the
Soldiers' Home were similar to those at Arling
ton. Hon. Wm. T. Price, of Wisconsin, was
orator of the day, and he had among his
hearers a cluster of distinguished army and
navy officers, veterans of the late war,
and some of them retired The Second Artillery
nd furnished appropriate musio. Com
mittees of the Grand Army visited and decora
ted the soldiers' graves in Oak Hill, Glenwood
and Battle Gronnd cemeteries and the Germans
Veterans Union held memorial services over the
graves of German soldiers at Prospect ceme
tery. There was no diminution of former in
terest taken in the day. All the monuments in
the numerou parks of the city are wreathed
with evergreens, and flags are floating from all
public and many private buildings. About
four thousand excursionists, especially Grand
Army men with their families, who had already
taken part in the coinm°moration here, departed
for the battlefield at Fredicksburg, Virginia,
where interesting ceremonies were held.
AT SPBINGFIELD, OHIO.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, May 30.—Decoration day
was observed here with unusual manifestations
of interest. An immense number of people
participated at Femcliff. Addresses were
made by Dr. C. A. Kneiper, of Cincinnati, and
ex-President Hayes, who spoke in behalf of
government aids in the education of the illit
in various portions of the country, and
urged the people to exert their influence in the
house ofjrepiesentatives to pass theJSenate bill
to aid the establishment and temporary sup*
port of the common schools, and Mr. Hayes
said: "Had it not been for ignorance there
would have been no rebellion, and that the
blacks having been enfranchised, it was the
duty of the government to so educate
them that they could vote intelligently.
When the war ends the duties of peace follows.
The slaves are as yet but half emancipated
the thraldom of ignorance must be broken.
Freedom and the privilege of voting are educa
tion, but not complete in their mark. Univer
sal suffrage should be based on universal educa
tion. The bill which haa passed the Benate was
not perfect but it was a beginning in the right
direction. There are difficulties to be overcome,
as almost half the voters of the south were lately
slaves and the other half is not adequately edu
cated. There are now more than a million
voters who cannot read the ballots they cast.
The case is urgent,|as ''continued|ignorance may
put in jeopardy the nation's life once more.
The address was entirely unpartisan and states
manlike and produced a profound impiession.
AT ST. PAUL.
ST. PAUL, May 30.— Decoration day was
opened by a salute of twenty-one guns at 6
o'clock this morning. At the same hour decor
ating squads proceeded to the different cemete
ries and planted flowers and flags on each sol
dier's grave. In the afternoon a procession,
composed of a number of companies from Fort
Snelling, the Minnesota Guards, the governor
and staff, Garfield Post, veterans of the Mexican
war and the war of the rebellion, Acker Post and
other organizations, paraded the streets. The
annual address wa« made by ex Governor Davis.
Business was generally suspended during the
FARGO, May 30.—Decoration day was observed
here for the first time, today. In accordance
with a proclamation of the mayor all business
houses were closed and there was a general
participation in the exercises held under the
auspices of the G. A. A procession was
form comprising two bandi, hose and fire
companies, mounted police, public schools, G.
A. R. and a large number of carriages, extending
over a mile and making a fine display. At City
Park several thousand people gathered and the
regular programme was carried cut, under the
direction of Governor Austin, commandant of
the post. This comprised the reading of orders
and remarks by Governor Austin music
b, the bands singing by twenty-four
mile voices prater by Rev. R. A. Beard read
ing of letters of regret by Gen. W. T. Clark
oration by Rev. Mr. Kaufman, and the recita
tion, by Dr. Hill, of a poem w-itten by a sister
of Judge West. The oration was one of the
finest ever heard on such an occasion, and
elici ed frequent applause. One of the letters
of regret was from Senator Logan, and his ex
pressions of earnest sympathy with the occa
sion, elicited three rousing cheers. Flags were
displayed at half mast, and all the exercises
were in the best pf taste. The demonstration
was a complete success.
WHEELING, W. Va., May 3P.—Memorial day
was observed here under the auspices of the G.
A. R. The graves of union soldiers were decor
ated in the forenoon, and ex-confederates alto
decorated the graves of their late comrades in
the afternoon. A procession,composed of home
and visiting posts of the G. A. R.« city fire de
partment, civil and other societies, was followed
by exercises at the state house. Wm. L«ighton,
Jr., of this ity, read an original ode, and Gen.
Horatio C. King, of Brooklyn, judge advocate
general of New York, delivered an oration to a
large audience. The weather was favorable and
the city gay with flags and banners.
AT NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN.
NEW YORK, May 30.—The |programme of the
decoration of graves, parades, orations, etc., waa
carried out in this city and Brooklyn. The
weather was fine.
After the parade, which took two hours to
pass the reviewing stand, President Arthur
returned to his hotel and a pabtio reception
cheered on the line of march. Generals Sheri
dan and Grant were conspicuous in the cere
monies in Brooklyn.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 30.—The observance of
decoration day waa more general than for sev
eral years past. Business waa almost entirely
suspended, and thousands of people witnessed
the parade, which waa the largest ever seen in
the city. The weather waa bright and beautiful,
and fljwere were unusually abundant. The
procession proceeded to Crown Hill, where the
decoration ceremonies took place and the ora
tion was delivered by CoL Samuel Merrill.
AT COLUMBUS AND DELAWARE, OHIO.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 30.—Decoration day
was generally observed by the suspension of
all business. The decoration of soldiers graves,
a parade and speech by General B. P. Kenneday.
General Rosekrans officiated in unveiling the
soldiers monnment at Delaware, Ocio, making
a speech, and waa followel by other prominent
gentlemen. Gov. Hoadly and staff were present.
Over fifteen thousand people attended the exer
JAMESTOWN, Dak., May 30.—Memorial day
was duly observed by the people of this city
todaj. The rain in the afternoon interfered
with the procession, but the music and speaking
were carried out according to programme in the
court house. It was the first demonstration of
the kind ever held in Jamestown. A G. A. R.
post iB in piocess of organization here.
AT. ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIB, May 30.—Memorial day received
more attention today than for several years
past. Fully 10,000 people visited the national
cemetery at old Jefferson barracks, twelve miles
down the river, where the graves of 14,000 sol
diers were properly decorated. Services were
conducted by Grand Army of the Republic
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 30.—Decoration day
celebration held here today with the usual
ceremonies. A very large crowd was in attend
ance. The exercises were marred by the falling
of the speakers' stand, precipitating fifty people
to the ground, but no one was seriously in
AT 8AN FRANCISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 30.—Decoration day WAS
celebrated by the customary observance. Busi
ness houses were olosed and the military pro
cession was unusually fine. Interior towns
report the day commemorated in an appropriate
YANKTON, May 30.—Decoration day was cele
brated here by Phil. Kearney Post G. A. R., and
General Custer Camp, Bonn of Veterans, as
sisted by almost the entire population. Gen.
Hugh J. Campbell delivered the oration.
DULUTH, May 30.—Decoration day was quite
generally observed. The ceremonies under
charge of the Grand Army consisted of decorat
ing the graves, Grand Army exercises and an
oration by S. D. Allen, Esq.
MEMPHIS, May 30.—The graves of the federal
dead at the national ccmetery were decorated
today with the usual ceremonies. Gen. Durbin
Ward, of Ohio, delivered the oration.
CHICAGO, May 30.—The military and civil
parade this afternoon as part of the decoration
day ceremonies, was the largest ever witnessed
here on a similar occasion.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 30.—Union and Confed-.
erate veterans united in decoration ceremonies..
Congressman A. J. Warner, of Ohio, was orator
of the day.
CLEVELAND, May 30.—Decoration day was
observed nhroughout northern Ohio with the
Blaine and Victory.
OMAHA, May 30.—This morning the speoial
train having aboard the delegates to the na
tional republican convention at Chicago from
California and Nevada,arrived in this city. The
train was composed of eight Pnllmen sleeping
cars and one baggage car, and upon the sides of
the cars were large streamers, on which were
painted, "California Delegation, 1876, 18S0,
1884." Following this was a portrait of James
G. Blaine, after which, in large letters was
"Blaine and Victory." The train remained in
Ojiaha only a few moments, after which it
crossed the riyer, where the party took break
In Lordly Style.
WASHINGTON, May 30.—About sixty Washing
ton newspaper men, principally resident corres
pondents, representing the leading newspapers
of all parts of the country, departed in lordly
style for Chicago this morning, the guests, for
the entire trip, of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail
road company. The train is a special and the
cars will remain on a siding in Chicago and be
at the service of such of the guests as prefer
them to crowded hotels, and will retmn to
Washington after the convention. Maj. J. G.
Pangborn, assistant general ticket agent of the
Baltimore & Ohio, is in charge of the train.
Xot In the Banana Belt.
BOSTON. May, 30.—Frost did great damage all
over New Eogland last night. In the straw
berry district, around Taunton, the crop valued
at many thousand of dolla's is said to be quite
ruined. In northern New Hampshire, several
inches of mow fell. Around Norwich ice form
ed a quarter of an inch thick and all the cropB
which can be killed by cold are ruined. In
Vermont the tender crops are killed. Though
corn is not advanced sufficiently to be hurt
much fruit is badly injured loss heavy.
An Excellent Appointment.
FARGO. May 30.—C. J. Eldy, who has occu
pied important positions with both the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and Chicago &
Northwestern railroads, haa been appointed
general passenger and freight agent of the Fargo
Southern. The appointment will take effect
Jnne 1, and Mr. Eddy's headquarters will be in
Fargo. It is regarded as an exoellent appoint
The Mississippi Way.
BATESVILLK, Miss., May, 30.—A difficulty
occurred on the
streets this morning between H.
W. Tbater, editor of the Batesville Blade and
Julius Porter, a young lawyer, which resulted in
the killing of Porter. Tbater had jnat left the
post offi -e going toward his newspaper build
ing when Porter followed him. Turning aronnd
he saw Porter advancing on him with
a drawn pistol and calling out to
Tbater to defend himself and then fired
two or three shots before Thater could draw
his pistol. Each exchanged five shots. Porte
waa shot through the body, and died in a few
moments. Thater waa arrested bnt discharged
at the preliminary trial, having acted in self
defence. The difficulty grew out of an accusa
tion made against Porter which Thater refused
They Won't Sell.
YANKTON, D. T., May 31.—The Sionx commis
sion, consisting of Emerson Edmunds, Secretary
Teller and Judge Shannon, haa returned from
Sisaeton agency. It visited the agency for the
purpose of inducing the Sisaeton and Wahpeton
Sioux to sell a portion of the reservation. The
Indians, through their legislature and govern
ment, refused to sell, and negotiations are off.
The commission visits the Yankton agency on a
similar mission in a couple of weeks and will
probably be more successful.
Boy Ijoses a Leg.
SIOUX FALLS, D. T. May SO.—Robert Jones
fourteen years old, had bis leg cut of at the
knee this morning in the Royal Route yard.
He was banging on the side of a moving freight
train when a switch target knocked him under
the wheels. He is a son of John Jones black
A Railroad Gaves In.
SHENANDOAH, Pa., May 30.—A cave-in under
the track of the Reading road at Turkey Bun,
yesterday, rendered six collieries idle. The
grrfund is still sinking and all traffic on the rail
road is suspended. The body of a workman
was buried and is not yet recovered. The
breach now covers two hundred feet, and anew
track is being laid around it.
CHICAGO, May 31.—The remaining indict
ment against Neal McKeague for the murder of
the aged Wilson couple at Winnetka was
nolle prossed today in view of his acquital on
the former indictment, the evidence being simi
lar in both eases, and the prisoner was set
A Kansas Horror,
PLEASANTON, KS., June 2.—Today a report
was received that two children were drown .n
Su^ar creek, five miles north of Pleasant A
coroner's jury was summoned, which upon re
pairing to the scene, fonnd a wagon and one
horse. Lying beside the wagon was the body of
a girl of about sixteen years, with the head com
plitely severed from the body. The 6tream
was Bearched and the bodies of two children
found a girl about eleven and a boy about six
years of age. The girl's skull had been cruBLed
with an axe, and the boy's thioat cut from ear
to ear, and the bodies then thrown into the
creek. Coffins were provided and the bodies
placed in them and an inquest held. Mean
while a Btench was noticed arising from a neigh
boring thicket, and investigation revealed the
culminating horror in the mutilated body
of a woman, apparently the mother of the
murdered children. The side of her head
had been beaten in with some murderous weap
on and her throat cut from ear to ear. The
body was hidden in the brush and covered with
logs. All the bodies were too much decomposed
for removal. It is learned that a man, accom
panied by the murdered woman and children,
was in town last week but nothing was discover
ed as to the identity of the party.
The. Devil's l^ake Murder Tatal.
FARGO, June 2.—Judge Hudson left tonight
to hold court at Grand Forks. It is under
stood that this term was ordered for the trial of
the parties indicted for killing the Ward hoys
at Devil's Lake, but the absence of ex Governor
Davis, attorney! for the defense, at the Chi
cago convention and, on the 13
ch, at the trial
of Governor Ordway, at Yankton, will, it is
believed, cause a postponement of that trial to
A BIK Day*
WASHINGTON, June 2.—Twenty-five demo
crats and thirteen republicans took part in the
proceedings of the senate today. Ninety-five
measures were brought up, of which forty were
passed. This is the greatest day's work of the
session and very few days in past sessions show
a larger record. Among the senators present
were Edmunds, Sherman, Logan, Hawley and
MILES CITY, Mont., June 2,—[Special.]—The
paper named Miles City Press is defunct and
has given up business for good. A fire this
caused damage of $1,000 to the build
ing corner of Main and Third strtets.
Thro web Awkwardness.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 2.—Through the
unskillful tapping of a blast at the Cleveland
Rolling mills this morning, fifty tons of' melted
metal rushed out in one avalanche, overspread
ing everything in the vicinity ana fatally
naming Frank Fonta who tapped the blast,
and Dennis Bryanjwho was dozing thirty feet
away. B-th men were shockingly mutilated.
The Cincinnati Heroes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2.—Adjutant General
Finley today disbanded the Fourth regiment of
infantry, Ohio National guard, for inefficiency
at the Cincinnati riots, and partially organized
it as the Seventh regiment, under command of
the officers who reported for duty at the riots.
Another Mexican Bebellion.
SAN FBANCISAO, Mao 2.—A Guaymas special
say yellow fever has broken out again at that
place. Five states have declared war against
President Gonzales on account of the revenue
stamp act, and troops are being concentrated in
Fire at Mobile.
Ala., June 2.—Grey & Co's barrel
factory, and the Mobile Electric Light com
pany's works burned. Loss about $6 J,000 two
Off For Home.
WASHINGTON, June, 2.—Senator Blaine left for
Augusta Maine, this afternoon, taking his fam
ily with him.
WASHINGTON, June 2 —The senate today
passed the following bills: House bill refund
ing the rate of postage on mail matter of the
class when sent by persons other than
publiahen or news agents. The bill was panned
in the shape it came from' the house except that
the newspaper limits of weight for one cent
postage waa extended to four ounces bill in
troduced by Senator Miller, of California, pro
viding for the execution of article two of the
supplemental commercial treaty of November
17,1880, between the United States and China,,
for the repression of the opium trade bill to
establish a forest reservation at the head waters
of the Missouri river and head waters
of Clarks Forks and Columbia riven bill intro
duced by Mr. Slater to grant theA storia [4
Winnemuca railroad company the right of my
through public lands, and right to construct
bridges over navigable water courses bill for
the relief of Nez Penes Indians in Dakota and
of allied tribes residing upon Granderonde In
dian reaeivation bill authorizing the construc
tion of bridges across the Missunippi river in
Minnesota and Wisoonsin by the Chicago, St,
Paul & St. Louis Railroad company, and bridge
between Haatings and Red Wing, and between
Hastings and St. P«ul. Adjourned.
Under the call of states the following resolu
tions were introduced and referred By Mr.
Stockslager: Calling on the secretary of the
interior for the names of all persons with whom
contracts have been made for furnishing Indians
with supplies also a resolution calling |on the
secretary of war for similisr infoimation rela
tive to any supplies. By Mr. Eldndge fixing,
the twenty third of June as the date of final ad
journment. The house then took up the legis
lative appropriation bill with amendments re
ported by the committee of the whole. The
amendments prohibiting committee clerks from*
promiscuous work of a private character for
members were rejected and the remaining
amendments were agreed to iand the bill passed
yeas, 138 najp, 46. Without furth
er action the house at 2:15 adjourned-
On the JBve of Battle.
CHICAGO, June 2.—The situation to-day i&
very much simplified. All the delegates are
now on the gronnd. The preparations which
were carried forward in the interest of the re
spective candidates yesterday makes it'clear that
the adherents of six candidates, namely: Ar
thur, Blaine, Edmunds, Sherman, Logan and
Hawley have made a fair measure of their
strength, and deem that the aspeot of the fight
warrants them in standing by their candidates.
The most ardent of the Arthur and Blaine
men do not now claim for them a majority of
the convention the highest figure mentioned
for Blaine is 333, and the highest for Arthur
325, but the conservative advocates of each put
the figures for both men at 300. This is neces
sary in view of the stand taken by the Edmunds,.
Logan and Sherman men.
AN EDMUNDS CAUCUS.
The friends of the Vermont senator today
were in the highest fe -ther over the possibility
of his nomination, and contend that be haa de
veloped unexpected strength in all northern and
western states, and has even acquired some
votes in Mhsonri. So strong were they in their
faith that a caucus of all his adherents was
called this morning at the rooms of the Massa
cbusetts delegation. It was attended by all of
the Vermont, nearly all of the Massachusetts'
and New Jersey delegations, a portion of New
York including Andrew D. White, Theo. Roose
velt, Jud. T. Gilbert and George William Cur
tis, and a portion of the Rhode Island, Wiscon
sin, Minnesota and Michigan delegations were
present, between 300 and 400 people, of whom
150 were delegates. The latter were not willing
to pledge themselves to the cause of Mr. Ed
munds at the outset, bnt the absolute pledges
of ninety were obtained to vote for him, and it
was estimated that bis strength in the early bal"
loting would exceed 100. Senator Hoar pre
sided and speeches in the interest of Mr. Ed
munds were made by Andrew D. White and
George William Curtis. If the estimates of
Edmunds' advocates are correct, and the Sher
man and Logan men stand to their colors, the
convention will unquestionably result in a dead
THE LOGAN FORCES
have been instructed to remain by him, and the
Ohio men who are for Sherman, numbering
somewhat more than half of the delegation,
declare that all overtures which have been
made them have been ignored, and that they
will certainly remain by him through numerous
ballots. This portion of the Ohio delegation
has received some assurance* of Bupport from
Indiana in the event that Gresham or Harrison,
are not named. In the general view of affair»
the attitude of Wisconsin, Michigan and In
diana is watched with great interest, the com
bined strength of these states if meirged with
the strength of the independent or Edmunds
movement at the east might turn the
tide Btrongly in the direction of'
A NEW MAN.
It is openly declared that the Gresham move—
ment, if properly supported by Indiana, Michi
gan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, would probably
carry with it the total acquired Edmunds
strength. It is not thought, however, that
Gresham will be named by Indiana, that dele
gation, it is now believed, will present the1
name of Mr. Harrison, but rally to the support
of Gresham at any opportune time, and it is be
lieved that if the postmaster general is named it
will be by Wisconsin or one of the pronounced
Edmund* states. The Arthur and Blaine man
agers appear to recognize the condition of af
fairs, which would be developed by the adher
ents of Edmunds, Sherman and Logan stand
ing firm, but those of each confidently claim
that they will show sufficient strength
apart from that given Mr. EJmunds,.
to carry the day, and thas predicts that the
strength of one or the other of these leaders
has been overrated or that one oan draw away
the strength of the other after the early bal
loting. What the respective strength of the'
Blaine and Arthur following is has certainly
baffled the judgment of the closest observers,,
as the tactics of the Arthur men baa been to
pursue a very quiet canvass, and they have
certainly made no exhibit of figures, all the
while, however, displaying the greatest confi
dence. If either one is sufficiently near the
goal to obtain enough votes from the thirty
states named to secure victory, the friends of
the other candidates contend that in such an
alternative anew name will likely be sprung
upon the convention. It wou'd seem, to
compel oonviction, that one or the other of the
two leading candidates,
ARTHUR AND BLAINE,
will have to begin the fight with nearly or'
quite sufficient votes to carry with them the
nomination. Connecticut declares it will sup
port Hawley, but the impression' prevails that
the Btrength of that state, in case of an early'
break, wilf%$rto Edmunds. The Arkansaa del
egation waa adiSrc seed this afternoon by Collector'
Robertson, of New York, who said that Blaine
could certainly carry New York state, whil»
there was doubt of Arthur being able to secure it.
The meeting was a stormy one, and when it
adjourned without action it waa said the delega
tion stood nine for Blaine and five for Arthur.-
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