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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURI.
The fonr district democratic conven
tions in West Virginia elected free sil
ver men to Chicago. The delegations
will stand solid for free silver.
Ox the 17th the navy department ac
cepted the torpedo boat Ericsson from
the builders, the Dubuque iron works,
of Dubuque, la., and the last payment
of SS.000 was made.
Failures throughout the United
States for the week ended on the 19th
were 276, as against 228 for the corre
sponding week last year. For Canada
the failures numbered 28, against 31
TnE filibuster steamship Laurada
having again escaped the fire of hostile
(Spanish gunboats, and once more in
friendly waters, passed in the Dela
ware capes, on t he 16th, on her way np
the - iver to Philadelphia.
William C. Wihtxet, on the 18th,
declared very positively that he was
not a candidate for the presidential
nomination, and would not attend the
Chicago convention as a delegate, but
simply as a private citizen.
Hon-. John Beverley Robinson",
ex-lieutenant-governor of Ontario,
dropped dead on the platform at Mas-
sey Music hall, at Toronto on the 10th,
while attendinga big political meet
ing of SirCharles Tupper's support
Two cottox mills at Griffin, Ga.,
6hut down, on the 16th, because, the
proprietors said, the market was over
stocked, and cloth could be bought
cheaper than thev could make it. The
shut-down will probably be only tem
The most interesting event of the
session of the republican national con
vention in St. Louis, on the ISth, was
the formal withdrawal of several of
the silver leaders of the western states
under the lead of Senator Teller, of
Latest news concerning the loss of
the steamer Drummond Castle off
Ushant, France, leaves little doubt of
the fate of 244 of the people who were
on board. Only three are known to
have been saved.
Wm. C Whitxet did not sail for Eu
rope on the 17th, as he had expected to
do. In political circles it is reported
that the change of plan by the ex-secretary
of the navy means that he will
attend the Democratic national con
vention at Chicago.
The Republican national convention
at St. Louis, on the 18th, after a con
tinuous session of over nine hours,
and having nominated William McKin
ley, of Ohio, for president and Garrett
A. Hobart, of New Jersey, for vice
president, adjourned sine die.
A. P. Weber, who lives in Camp
Grove, 111, was, on the J6th, granted a
medal of honor for a gallant deed per
formed at the battle of Kenesaw
Mountain, June 27, 1864. Mr. Weber
was principal musician of the Eighty
sixth regiment, Illinois infantry.
A compaxt of Oregon state militia
was ordered to Astoria, on the night
of the 16th, by Gov. Lord to protect
the cannery men. The striking fish
ermen threatened to declare the fish
ing season closed on the 17th and to
demand their nets or payment there
for. According to advices from Kings
ton, Jamaica, the territory in dispute
between Great Britain and Venezuela
has been entered by troops of the lat
ter country. The Venezuelan soldiers
are reported to have compelled a party
of British surveyors to suspend opera
ions. The news of the nomination of Ma j.
McKinley was received promptly at
Canton, O., the result being announced
by the sounding of the fire gong. The
large concourse of people assembled
in the city in anticipation of the event
proceeded to celebrate in an enthusi
Rcmors were being persistently cir
culated in Tunis, on the 17th. that the
marquis de Mores, who, it was recent
ly stated, had started for the Soudan
for the purpose of renewing friendly
relations with certain Arab chiefs with
the idea of obstructing the British ex
pedition, had been assassinated by
Knoussis tribesmen, and that 30 of his
followers had also been killed.
The Philadelohia Record of the 19th
Eaid that "three of the largest and
most formidable filibustering expedi
tions that have ever left the United
states are now on their way to the
coast of Cuba, and all have thus far
escaped the vigilant government of
ficials and Spaniards, who have been
watching for them and their many )
passengers and large cargoes ot am
munition, dynamite, guns and other
Late news from the Orient say a
terrible famine, which threatens to
plunge the most populous portion of
Tonkin, China, into the direst misery
for many years, is desolating the coun
try. The harvest has been a failure
and the natives throughout the whole
of the country are in the most mis
erable condition. In Hanoi a mother of
fered her three infants for eight cents,
preferring to hand them over to a Eu
ropean rather than see them perish
from hunger in her arms. Inhabi
tants emigrate from the country en
masse to the cities to beg for suste
nance, while many others are going
about pillaging and perpetrating acta
of the grossest violence.
TEE HEWS IS BEET.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
TnE annual reunion of the literary
societies of Lincoln (I1L) university
took place, on the evening of the 15th,
following the public examinations of
the day. The orators were David
Harts, Miss Tulliola Tinnon. Wills.
Bixler, Miss Ellen Conant, Miss Grace
Burton and President A. E. Turner.
The annual reunion social concluded
the day's exercises.
Ax irade was issued by the Turkish
government, on the 16th, appointing a
Christian governor of Zeitoun.
Mrs. Chari.es Jexxisgs and William
Ilartwig, of Evansville, Ind., were out
driving, on the evening of the 15th,
when in passinga steam roller the horse
took fright. It ran into the curbing,
and Mrs. Jennings was thrown out.
When picked up she was dead, with
out a scratch or bruise on her person.
The doctors pronounced her death the
result of fright. She was 28 years of
age, and leaves two small children.
The Goodrich reservoir, located 15
miles from Baker City, Ore., collapsed,
on the 16th, and a volume of water
rushed down the gulch, wrecking
everything in its path. The home of
R. French was swept away, and the
entire family, consisting of the par
ents and five children, were drowned.
A number of bridges were carried
away, and considerable damage was
done to grain fields.
George H. Semite, the man who
shot Banker Wyckoff in New York,
and then turned the weapon upon
himself, died of his wounds in the
New York hospital on the 16th.
A terrific wind and rain storm
visited Brazil, Ind., on the night of
the 15th. The streets became rivers,
and many cellars were flooded. The
Swamp Angel mine of the C. Ehrlich
Coal Co. was flooded by the overflow
ing of a creek near by, causing dam
age to the amount of several thousand
dollars, and the mine may have to be
The Spanish government has de
cided to recall Gen. Martinez Campos
to active military service. The gen
eral himself declares that he will only
accept the command of a division in
IIoshi ToRf, recently appointed Jap
anese minister to Washington, arrived
at San Francisco on the Coptic on the
Hox. Chari.es II. Wills, who was
recently appointed consul to Managua,
was, on the 17th, stricken with paraly
sis at his home at La Plata, Md. The
physicians doubt his recovery. Mr.
Wills is 73 years of ape,
News was received in London, on
the 17th, that the British steamer
Drummond Castle, which sailed from
Table Bay, May 28, for London, with
350 persons on board, had been sunk
near Ushant.the most western of the is
lands off the coast of Brittany, France.
Two of the ship's company had been
picked up by a fishing vessel, but
nothing was known of the fate of the
others on board.
The governor of the island of Crete
convoked the Cretan assembly on the
The condition of Gen. W. II. Dimond,
superintendent of the mint at San
rrancisco, ill at the Gilsey house in
New Y'ork city, was reported, on the
16th, to be extremely critical.
A hurricane at Gutherie, Okla., on
the 17th, wrecked the Central high
school building and state capitol
grounds: badly damaged the Episcopal
bishop's residence, the Catholic colored
academy and many private residences,
besides doing many thousand dollars'
damage to other property.
Baltimore & Ohio express No. 3,
west-bound, struck a carriage load of
people at Ball's crossing, north of
Mount Vernon, 0., on the night of the
10th. and killed two of the occupants
outright, while it is feared the others
are injured beyond recovery.
Ellis Willis, aged lit. who lived six
miles north of Lebanon. Ind.. com
mitted suicide on the 17th. About a
year ago he was hypnotized by a trav
eling doctor, and since that time lie
had never been free from the hypnotic
influence, his mind being deranged.
Frederick J. Andres, an importer
of cotton, was arrested in Boston, on
the 17th, on a warrant sworn out by
J. B. Moors, a banker, charging him
with the embezzlement of 58.000.
The remains of a man supposed to
be S. F. Kowe, of Las Vegas. N. M..
were found, on the 17th, at the base of
a 1,500-foot precipice on the north side
of Pike's Peak, Col. A month ago a
stranger reported to the authorities of
Manitou that he and a companion.
whose name he did not know, had
started from Gillette to Manitou in the
night. His companion had fallen over
At the seventieth commencement of
the Western Reserve university at
Cleveland, O., on the 17th, among the
honorary degrees conferred was that
of LL. D. upon Thomas W entworth
lliggiuson, the eminent historian of
The Middlesex woolen mill, at Low
ell, Mass., employing nearly l.(KK)
hands, will close its departments one
after another for an indefinite period.
Over-production is the reason assigned
for the suspension.
The Case families, of Hunterdon.
Warren and Sussex counties, N. J.,
have sent a lawyer to Cleveland, O., to
look after their interests in the Leon
ard B. Case estate. It is said to amount
to about 810.000,000.
Ix front of the Mott street entrance (
to police headquarters in New York
city, on the 17th, a big bay horse that
works for a brewing company shot
himself by chewing a loaded cartridge.
The courthouse at Litchfield. Ky.,
and all its contents was burned to the
ground on the 17th: nothing was saved.
The origin of the fire is a mystery.
THE printer's strike at Minneapolis
and St. Paul, Minn., was settled, on
the 18th, by an agreement between the
Typographical union and the Publish
ers association to arbitrate all differ
ences as to wages and hours.
The McKinley corn train, which left
Wichita, Kas., with much eclat for the
St. Louis convention, was reported, on
the 18th, to be in danger of falling in
to the hands of the sheriff in order to
satisfy the demands of a Kansas artist
with whom Syl Dickson contracted for
The boiler of the steam yacht Titus
Sheard exploded at the Taylor cycle
park landing near Little Falls, N. Y.,
on the 18th, and 11 persons were killed
and several more mortally injured.
Ex-Lieut -Gov. E. II. IIvie died at
Stamford, Conn., on the 18th, aged 84
years. For half a century he held a
leading place in the politics and agri
cultural interests of the state.
A new outbreak of the natives of
Matabeland has occurred between I'm
tali and Salisbury. At a meeting ic
that vicinity of a number of chiefs un
der Makoni, all except four agreed to
revolt, and several whites were mur
dered. Mips Flora Sitki.ix, aged 18, ate a
hearty dinner at her home in Shelby
ville, Ind.. on the 18th, and returned
to her room to prepare to atteud the
funeral of a schoolmate. Shortly
afterwards she was found dead.
On the lltth Vice-President Steven
son left Washington for Boston to be
present at the dedication of the moun
ment of John Boyle O'Reilly.
The Goldthwaite Cloak Manufac
turing Co., of Columbus, O., doing
business under the name of the Pa
risian Cloak Co., made an assignment,
on the loth, to E. B. Jewett. The as
sets are placed at 850,000 and the lia
bilities about the same. The action is
said to have been caused by tiie re
fusal of the insurance companies to
pay the full loss sustained by the com
pany in a recent fire.
The street railway boycott in Mil
waukee was formally declared off, on
the 10th, by President James Flint of
the Amalgamated Association of Street
Railway Employes, lie said that his
organization had discontinued running
busses, and no longerasked the public
to refrain from riding in the cars.
However, the strike has not been de
Si-eaker Reed was away from his
hotel in Washington, on the night of
the 18th. until 11 o'clock. When he re
turned he sent the following telegram
to Mai. McKinlev: "I wish von a hannv
and prosperous administration, happ3'
for yourself and prosperous for the
The contest for the possession of the
millions bequeathed his numerous
heirs by the late Senator James G.
Fair, of California, took on an entire
ly new complexion, on the 10th. when
Mrs. Margaret Craven, of San Fran
cisco, filed for record deeds exe
cuted by the late millionaire convey
ing to her property in that city val
ued at over 81.000.0(10. The deeds are
dated September 8, 1804, and were ac
knowledged before a notary public on
September 22, 1804.
Ox the 10th United States Commis
sioner Bell, of Philadelphia, issued
warrants for the arrest of Capt. Dick
man of the Laurada and Col. Emilio
Nunez, the Cuban leader, charging
them with conducting a filibuster- ,
ing expedition to Cuba on that vessel.
Late in the afternoon Capt. Dickman
was arrested, and at a preliminary
hearing was held for a further exam
ination on the 24th.
The supreme court of Indiana ren
dered a decision, on the 10th, uphold
ing the Nicholson law, passed by the
last legislature. The law has caused
a great deal of political bitterness, and
its provisions are similar to those of
the Raines law in New York state.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
to wreck a west-bound passenger
train on the Lake Shore railroad near
Norwalk, O.. on the 21st. Three ties
were placed in such a position that
when struck by the engine the3- would
tear up the track. The obstruction
was discovered, an alarm given, and
three men, found in the vicinity, were
arrested. They refused to give tlicii
Spaniards are mad because the
Cuban flag was displayed at the Re
publican national convention in St.
Louis. The Madrid press, in the com
ments upon the occurrence, are agreed
that the real Cuban question is not in
Cuba but in the United States, ami
the government is urged by the news
papers to prepare at once for ail con
tingencies. The marquis of Salisbury, replying
to a deputation from the Interna
tional Arbitration league, on the 20th,
said there was every hope that En
gland and the UuiteJ States would
give the world the first triumph of
the principle of arbitration, which
would do more than anything else to
The weekly statement of the New
Y'ork city associated banks issued on
the 20th, showed the following
changes: Reserve, decrease, S75,00;
loans, increase. 8505.300; specie, de
crease, S4o,300; legal tenders, de
crease, -8-00.400; deposits, decrease,
1.409,600; circulation, increase, 00,
700. According to advices from Damas
cus, the Druses have revolted and com
pletely cut to pieces four companies of
Trukish troops and captured a num
ber of guns. Orders were given, on
the 21st, to seud 12 battalions of
troops from Salonica to Syria imme
diately. The coasts of Labrador were visited
by a hurricane, on Mie 21st, which did
much damage. Thirty fishing craft
were destroyed at Blanc Sable, and it
was feared that more vessels were lost
at more northern points.
The Societa Immobiliere of Rome is
said to have failed for millions. Thirty-eight
million francs' worth of the
shares of the Societa Immobiliere are
held in Germany and Switzerland,
and 20.000.000 francs" worth are held in
Deputy Marshal Jesse Baker, of
North Baltimore, O., was fatally shot,
early on the morning of the 21st, by
two burglars whom he surprised at
work on a safe in the post office. The
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
The Health Commissioner of SU Loula.
The people of St, Louis are proud of
their health commissioner, Dr. Stark
loff. Kis fight on filthy dairies at
tracted attention throughout the coun
try, and he did not cease his efforts
until the people of the city were reason
ably sure of pure milk. There is no
question but hundreds of children
have been kilied annually in St. Louis
by being fed milk from cows that
were diseased or stabled in disease
breeding holes. He stood up for
the children, and won the admiration
and respect of every mother in the city.
When the cyclone swept St. Louis, and
hundreds were injured, and many
dead and dying, the doctor displayed
that quality that all true men and
women admire, heroism. His arm was
broken by flying debris, but notwith
standing that fact, he remained in
charge of his department night and
day. The city hospital was wrecked,
new quarters had to be secured, the
people were demoralized, but St. Louis'
young health commissioner, although
suffering great physical pain, with his
own home in ruins, was cool and col
lected, tireless and brave, ilany owe
their lives to his noble work. Yes, St.
Louis is proud of her health commis
sioner, proud of his ability, proud of
Mrs. W. W'inslow Crannell, chair
woman of the executive committee of
the Woman's Anti-Suffrage association
of New York, made a strong protest to
the committee on resolutions of the
National republican convention in St,
Louis against the insertion of a female
suffrage plank in the republican plat
form. W hen questioned in regard to
her mission in St. Louis she said:
"You are not aware, perhaps, that In our
state the woman sutfraeists are remarkably
active, though numerically weak. When the
New York constitutional convention met in
1S94 they ha4 a powerful lobby uryinir that the
word 'male" be omitted from the provision de
fining le?al voters. At that time their claims
of success were so loud that thev attracted
much attention, and a fear that suffrairc misht
be forced upon the women of New York caused
the organization of an anti-suffrage movement,
which afterward amalgamated into our asso
ciation. We opposed thesuCraciwts before the
convention and assisted in defeating them.
This done, we thought the matter disposed of
for another 90 years-the interval between
constitutional conventions and rested on our
oars, still maintaining, however, our organiza
tion." Will re No More Convict-Cut Stone.
No more convict-cut stone will be
used on public work in St. Louis if
Street Commissioner Milner and the
board of public improvements can pre
vent it. A number of contractors have
been in the habit of bringing the gray
granite they use for curbing from
Georgia and Alabama, where it is
quarried and cut by negro convicts.
tor seme time Mr. Milner has been
making inquiries concerning this mat
ter, and upon learning that such was a
fact, he began to explore the quarries
of Missouri to learn if there was any
gray granite suitable for curbing. He
has found plenty of it, and it is just as
good as the southern stone, and can be
dressed in Missouri by free labor and
nsed on the streets.
The State Debt.
The state board of fund commission
ers met the other day and announced
that the entire indebtedness of the
state of Missouri will be wiped out by
the end of another administration
without any increase of taxation.
The board at the meeting ordered
warrants drawn for 09.445 to pay the
interest due July 1 on the outstanding
bonded debt of the state, and S20.023.05 !
to pay the interest due on the school
and seminary certificates of the state.
Maid or Honor Appointed.
Dr. S. S. llaine, of Cape Girardeau,
has appointed Miss Christine Wheeler
as maid of honor for the Fourteenth
congressional district to the confeder
ate reunion at Richmond, Va., on June
HO. Miss Wheeler is a daughter of the
late Gen. T. F. Wheeler, and is a highly
accomplished and hanilsom; young
lady, who will do honor to the district
the expects to represent.
A Young Mnn Drowned.
John McClcnny, aged 10. son of ,T. It.
McCIenny, who resides just west of
Nevada, was drowned in Little Dry
wood river. He had gone bathing
with several companions. He made a
dive and did not rise to the surface,
and it is supposed he was taken with
I'ike County KebiiiltUni; B. Ides.
The county court of Pike county has
contracted with a St. Louis firm for
two iron bridges, one over Indian
creek and the other over Grassy creek,
to cost 82,300. Pike county has suffered
greatly in the loss of bridges by the
The eleventh annual session of the
Missouri teachers' academy opened at
Pertle Springs the other day. The or
ganization of the academy took place
at Sweet Springs during the session of
the State Teachers' association, June
Their Benefactor V nknown.
A friend of the Young Men's Chris
tian association, who does not wanl
his name to be known, has just given j
85.jOO to the South Side branch. St. I
Louis for the purpose of extinguish- j
ing its indebtedness.
Made an Assignment.
T. G. Harley & Bros., of Paris, have
made an assignment for the benefit of
creditors. Liabilities supposed to be
about 825,000; assets, 820,000. James
H. Whitecotton was made assignee.
Dexter Will Have Electric Light.
The city of Dexter, by a vote of 13;
to 4, authorized the city council tc
issue 810,000 city bonds for an electric
light plant and other improvements.
Two Small Boys Drowned.
Two small boys, one the step-son ol
G. W. Sampson and the other the son
cf Mr3. Allen, were drownrd in Grand
river, at Albany, while bathing.
A Gratifying Increase.
The receipts of the St. Louis post
office from June 1 to 18 inclusive, for
1806, were 891,158.06, against 874,02a OTi
for the same neriod last year.
DUN'S COMMERCIAL REVIEW.
Continued Sign that a Gain In BaalneH
Ha. Begun Wheat and Cotton In Better
Demand, While Stock. Have Gone H inn
er than They Were Before the Late Ar
titlcial Break The Shoe Trade Boom.
Ing, but Iron Ball.
New Y'ork, June 20. R. G. Dun &
Co., in their weekly review of trade to
Failures for the week have been 276
! n tne L'nited States, against 223 last
i o l ' 1 .. .. : 1, l-.i t
year, and 28 in Canada, against 31 last
There are - continued signs that a
gain in business has begun. Stocks
have gone higher than they were be
fore the artificial break ten days ago.
Wheat and cotton are in better de
mand; there is more confidence in
monetary circles, and the tendency to
ward shrinkage in great industries
seems in some measure at least to be
While the outcome of the democratic
convention is uncertain and the great
crops are not yet wholly beyond dan
ger, a sure and strong improvement
could hardly be expected, but the tone
in business, circles has grown dis-
..i.. . i I .. 1 -1 : i .
tinctly more hopeful. Clearinghouse
exchanges for the past week are 3.4
per cent, more than last year's, and
only 5.2 per cent, less than in 1S03.
The boot and shoe industry not only
holds its place as the most prosperous
of the great industries, but reports
some gain both in orders and prices.
Textile manufactures do not gain.
There is rather more hopefulness
which is felt in the arrest of the de
cline in wool; prices average no lower
than June 1 and sales do not decrease.
Manufacturers await orders which
clothiers hope soon, but are not yet
ready to give, and the only changes in
prices are uecimes ot nve to ten per
cent, in some very low grade goods.
The only change in cottons is a
reduction in bleach shirtings in
standards to the lowest price ever
reached, though the change discloses
no new weakness, but a belief that
the time has come when sales can be
effected by reduction, and large sales
are now reported. Stocks of dealers
are bound to be so low that replenish
ment would now make a great change
in tli-; condition of the industry.
The waiting in iron and steel brings
a slightly lower average of prices, the
lowest since April 1, and only 1.8 per
cent, above the lowest of the year,
though the combinations make no
change in quotations. Beams are
quoted delivered instead of at mill,
but numerous contracts are kept
back; consumption of wire nails at
current priyes has so declined that
American wire rods are offered at
competing priees in England; scarce
ly anything is done in iron bars,
because steel bars at 1.1 cents
take the business and the billet pool is
still undersold about one dollar by
middle men, while many works are
putting up steel plants of their own.
Plates are weak and also sheets, and
orders for rails, though numerous are
not large. Southern No. 1 is offered
one dollar below Pennsylvania pig acd
Cray forge is 10 cents lower.
Chairman Lauterbach Promises McKinley
Two Hundred Thousand Majority In
Sr. Loiis, June 20. Mr. T. C. Flatt
left for New Y'ork j-esterday morning.
He was accompanied by Congressman
Odell, State Chairman Hackett, J.
Sloat Fassett and Mr. Lou Payne.
Mr. Chauncey M. Depew took his
departure at 13 o'clock over the "Big
! 1." , t i r . i -v-
i uui iuuic a uuuiuvr ui OLiier -sew
Y'orkers left on the same train. Among
them were Congressman Sereno E.
Payne and Mr. Lauterbach, the chair
man of the New York county com
mittee. Mr. Lauterbach expressed great sat
isfaction with the platform, particu-
j larly with its gold plank. He and his
New York associates, he said, had not
! succeeded in doing all that they had
i hoped to do, but they were gratified
j at their success in helping to formu
late a platform which admits of no
misinterpretation so far as its mouey
feature is concerned.
"The New Y'ork county organiza
tion, of which I am chairman," said
Mr. Lauterbach, '"will cheerfully co
operate with other organisations in
the campaign. We shall give McKin
ley our united support, aud he will
carry New Y'ork state by a suaioritv
! of 200,000."
Concerning Late Battles Exploded by Latet
Havana, June 20. Private advices
from Gamagua are to the effect that
the rebel loss in the battle of Najasa
was only 11 killed and 40 wounded, in
stead of 500 killed and wounded, as
was stated in the official report of the
fight. The opinion is gaining ground
that the Spanish reports of a victory
It is said that Maximo Gomez, the
rebel commander-in-chief, is marching
toward the railway between Nuevitas
and Puerto Principe, his intention be
ing to cut off communication between
the two cities.
Advices from Manzanillo, province
of Santiago de Cuba,show that numer
ous parties of rebels belonging to the
commands of Kabi and Jose Maceo are
Concentrating in the vicinity of that
i city. Every precaution is being taken
by the Spanish commander there to
prevent or repulse an attack on that
ELUDED THE SPIES.
Three Great Filibustering Expeditions En
Route to Cuba.
Philadelphia, June 20. The Rec
ord says that three of the largest and
most formidable filibustering expedi
tions that have ever left the L'uited
States are now on their way to the
coast of Cuba, and all have thus far
escaped the vigilant government of
ficials and Spaniards, who have been
watching for them and their many
passengei-s and large cargoes of am
munition, dynamite, guns and othtif
Desperadoes Known to be Guilty of Tiro
Murders Roanded t'p In a swamp by a
Posee One of Tnelr Number Shot
Through the Brain The Other Two Run .
I'p a White Flag and Surrender.
North Branch, Minn., June 22.
The desperadoes who murdered Jacob
Hay and Andrew Paul and attempted .
to kill Dr. Burnside Foster at Wyom
ing, Minn., Saturday were rounded up
yesterday morning, Bob Wilson, the
leader of the gang, being killed and.
the other two, James Cunningham and
Joseph Kelly, captured after making a .
desperate resistance. Cunningham,
was badly wounded. The men have
been committing robberies all along
the St. Paul & Duluth road for the
After robbing Dr. Foster and shoot
ing 1'aul aud Hay dead, the bandits
moved northward along the railroad,
to this point. Saturday night they
robbed the house of ex-Mayor Frank.
Smith and started for Duluth. Half a
mile from here they were met by sev
eral railroad men who had heard of '
the Wyoming killing. The railroaders .
j ordered them to halt, but they only
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answered with shots from a revolver.
The railroad men ran into North
Branch ind gave the alarm. A posse
of 17 men was made up here and at .
once went in pursuit.
Early yesterday morning the ban
dits were located in a Tamerack.
swamp. The posse gradually drew in
on the men in a circle. After several,
volleys had been exchanged, the posse
ceased for a few minutes. Finally
one of the men behind some logs
raised his head. A rifle shot rang
out, and the fellow fell back, shot
through the brain. His companions
soon ran up the white flag..
Cunningham, a mere boy of 10,
was found to be badly wounded
about the head, a load of buckshot,
haying struck him. The other man,
gave Hie name of George Kelly, but
declined to talk further as to his iden
tity. He admitted the killing at Wyo
ming. but said Bob Wilson, the dead
man, did the shooting.
ARE WE BARBARIANS?
Official Tests of the Krag-Jorgensen Gaa.
and Sclirapnel !hot.
Fort Riley, Kan., June 22. An offi
cial test of the new military rifle, the
Krag-Jorgensen, was made on dead
bodies at this post yesterday under
the direction of Dr. J. G. Griffith, of
Kansas City, member of the United
States association of military sur
geons and chairman of the national
cummittec on testing new guns, as
sisted by a dozen attending surgeons,
The object of the test was to find,
out the relative effects of the use of
the Krag-Jorgensen gun. from a hu
manitarian point of view, as compared,
with other rifles. This test has dem
onstrated to the minds of thosj who
participated that the Krag-Jorgensen
gun cannot be called a humane gun.
At a distance up to 1.0J0 yards, the
explosive quality of the Krag-Jorgensen
bullets, and consequently the cru
elty of its use is terriuc. The explo
sive quality is most marked in soft tis
sues and cavities, the brain and - lung
tissues being terribly torn and the
heart burst. When the viscera are
grazed by a bullet they are much mu
tilated. Blood vessels are cut, not.
torn, hence the death rate on the
field will be very great four killed to
one wounded, probably. Tendons are
are the only tissues in the body which
seem to be turned aside by the ball.
A test of shrapnel shot, used by the
artillery, followed the Krag-Jorgensen
test. To do effective work the shell
should burst 30 or 40 yards in front of
J the object aimed at. Some very ef-
fectivc wounds were obtained, and the
! opinion strengthened that the shrap-
nei-throwing gun is the mankiller of'
! the future.
i:eliia;inn or Consul MrCan-rhan at Du
raii, Mexico, Avt-epted After an la
Washington. June 22. As a result
of the inspection of the l'uited States
consulates in Mexico by R. H. Chilton,,
chief of the consular bureau. Secre
tary Ulney has accepted the resigna
tion of Consul McCaughan at Duraugo.
Consul McCaughau owes his virtual
dismissal to his conduct of the case of
John Bally, an American citizen held
on the charge of robbery. He had
been in jail Hi months, and complaint
had been made to the state depart
ment that the consul was not attempt
ing to secure a speedy trial or to have
his case investigated. Mr. Chilton as
certained that the consul was the
principal prosecuting witness against
Bally and was general manager of the
company which Bally is charged with
BANK PRESIDENT WILLIAMS
Found Guilty of allfying the Bo ks ot'
the Bank Kentanded to the
Beatrice. Neb., June 22. J. C Wil
liams, presideut of the failed bank at
Blue Springs, who has been on trial
here for the past week, charged with
falsifying the books of the bank, was
found gui'.tr, the jury bringing in a.
verdict early yesterday morning. Wil
liams, who was out on bail, was re
manded to the county jail by District
Judge Letton. The bank had a large
iiuiiiIht of depositors, and they lost,
nearly everything. Tiie penalty in
Nebraska for falsifying books is from
one to ten years in the penitentiary.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.
The countess of Dunraven sings ia
the village choir.
"nclle, the latest operatic success in
Paris, was heard recently by electro
phone in London .the sound being trans
mitted over the London-Paris telephone
Only seven new pieces, one of them.
TScrlioz "Faust.- were performed in
22 concerts at the Leipzig Gewandbaus
Ust season under Mr. Nikisch's manage
ment. In 24 concerts given by M. Lam-t
oureaux in Paris last year there were
but eight novelties.