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F. W.JOHNSON, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
THAT bath and hair cut did Johann
Most a world of good., In his anarch
istic organ he advises his readers to
discard dynamite and obey the laws.
AUTOMATIC bootblacks will be put oh
the market soon by a Nuremberg
firm. They will be run on the nickel
in-the-slot plan. ^svf
A KNOXVTLLE man has captured a
curiosity in the form of a mocking
bird, or, in reality two birds grown
together in body, but separate in
head and song.
FLUIDS which do not adhere, or are
not attracted upward by the sides of
a vessel, sink round the brim and
rise in the center. Tnu3 mercury in a
glass forms a convex surface, while
water forms a concave.
THREE quarrymeu at Argenteuii,
France, died from excessive water
drinking. By and by we shall have
to pay for a bichloride of pearls or
rubies or something of the sort for the
DR. SEAVER, professor of physical
culture in Yale college, says the av
erage weight and height of a smoker
are less than a nonsmoker*, and they
also lack the lung power. About one
third of the senior class use tobac
A CANADIAN electrican states thai
electricity causes the tides and de
monstrates it electrifying a rubber
comb by rubbing it through the hair
and then drawing it over the top of a
glass filled with water, the result being
that the tidal wave follows the comb.
THE Harvard class day orator ad-«
mitted in his address that the most
potent, grave and reverend college
senior dosen't know it all and doesn'$
pretend to know it all. In other
words he isn't half as wise or one-fifth
as conceited as he looks.
THERE is some hope that a general
bankruptcy law may be passed by the
present congress, one having been
reported in the house.. It differs from
the Torrey bill in some particulars,
but there is a general impression that
anything would be an improvement
on the present condition of things.
IN a cemetery indefinitely located
"on the Susquehanna river*' there is
a grave with this epitaph on the
marble memorial slab: "Chas. Lewis
He Voted for Lincoln." A Baton
Rogue, La., gravestone bears this
legend: "Here lies the body of David
Jones. His last words were: 'I die a
Christian and a Democrat.
PHILADELPHIA has six day nurseries
'where working-women with children
ranging* from 3 months to 8 years in
age can 'lea ye them from 6:30 in the
morning until 6.30 at night. Three
meals and ample amusement are given,
coBting'the mothers 6 cents a day.
These institutions are supported by
voluntary contributions. Other
cities have them on much the same
GUINEA pigs kept loose on the floor
of a fowlhouse will scans away rats
most effectually. Some people say
that it is because they ar» so„ noisy
and restless. Possibly the fact is,
however, thafe a boar Guinea pig will
attack a rat as relentlessly as an
ichneumon attacks a snake. His
thick neck and hog mane^give him a
ONE of the finds" frequently made
in old curiosity shops on the conti
nent, and particularly in Paris, is the
cross of the Mexican order created by
the ill-fated Maximilian. As for the
insignia of Isabella the Catholic, 'that
decoration and the military orders
created by her father Queen Isabella
bestowed so generously thatroaanyun
worthy people had them, and the
lavish bestowal of them suggested the
libretto of "L a Grande Duchesse."
IT is now generally held by electri
cians that the principle of the aurora
borealis is the same as that shown by
the Geissler tube, in which electricity
is discharged through rarefied air.
AN authoritative description of Count
fy Herbert Bismarck's new wife—he has
ta taken one of his own^now, instead ©f
somebody's else—gives out that she is
$$ "lithe and lissome." No man in Eu
rope should be a better judge of wo
||A mankind than the count, but the in
IU teresting features is the want of jndg%
ment on the part of the lithe and lis
some young person of that sex who
would like to be harnessed for life to
\a rake of his caliber.
AEOIMD THE GLOBE.
A Record-of the Week's Happenings
That are Now Part ofthe World's
The More Important Foreign and
pi Domestic Events Arranged for
THE battleship Texas is successfully
launched at the-Norfolk navy yard.
TJIE president issued a proclamation pro
claiming reciprocal trade relations with
Cuba, under the reciprocity clause oj the
recent tariff law. *fa\
THE conferees on the agricultural appro
priation bill have reached an agreement.
The item Yelative to the crop reports of the
agricultural department stands as it left
THE 4£ per cent bonds redeemed to June
18, inclusive, amounted to $24,023 350 re
deemed during the week, $45,700 total,
$24,069,050 amount of bonds outstanding,
THE comptroller ofihe currency has de
clared a second,dividend of10 per cent in
favor of the creditors of the Spring Garden
Bank of Philadelphia, Pa., making 20 per
cent on all claims proved, amounting to
MISSISSIPPI river towns are again threat
ened with destructivefloods.
IN the hotel fire at SaDger, Fresno coun*
ty, Cal., no lives were lost. Only one per
son was seriously injured.
Three houses in Berry, a Parisian suburb,
were destroyed by fire. A number of the
occupants were burned to death. Many
others were injured while trying to escape.
At New Castle, Wyo., while dressing
Gertie Monroe caught her clothing on fire
from a match and was burned from head
to loot, tiie most serious burns being about
the ,face, neck and breast. Recovery is
doubtful. John M. Howell, who extin
guished the flame3, was painfully burned.
While Mrs. John Skillman was playing
with aFlobertrifleatPhilhpsburg the wea
pon was* discharged, and the ball passed
through the heart of an eleven-year-old
daughter, killing her instantly. The
mother says she did not know the weapon
AMEPEE EENEST BARTHELEMY MOTTCHEZ,
the French naval officer, scientist and
writer, is dead, aged seventy-one years.
D. D. BELL, the well known turlnian and
cipitalist, died at Lexington, Ky., of par
alysis. He was a familiar figure on the
Western tracks and leaves a iortune valued
at $5 000
T. CL\KKE OLIVER, the marine painter
is dead at Amesbury Mass., aged sixty
eight. Some of his work3 are widely
known, particularly "Kearsage," copies of
which have been made in steel.
George Rhett Cathcart, one of the lead
ing members of the Ameiicau Book com
pany and widely known in business, liter
ary and social circles in this country and
Europe died at Newport, It. I. of heart dis
ease. He was for a short time on Gen.
SINS AND SINNERS.
A YOUNG man shoots and kills his sister's
assailant in court in New York.
A STBANGE dream leads to the arrest of a
young woman in St. Paul on the charge of
A YOUNG man is arrested in St. Paul for
passing sixty-nine spurious checks. A man
of the same age is arrested in Minneapolis
Robert Barber killed his brother John,
at Cedarville, Ohio, during a quarrel. The
murderer literally beat his victim, who is
a cripple, to death with his fists.
At Birmingham, Tex., nine convicts,
with stone in hand, charged the puard and
attempted to escape. The guard fired on
them killing one and wounding four others.
Two of them are likely to die. Four escap
ed, qne being recaptured.
Over twentyfight'soccurred oneSunday on
an excursion train going from, Mnncie, Ind¥
to Celma, Ohio. An unknown man
knocked from the train and is supposed to
have been killed. Adolph Gates of Parker,
Ind.. had his bkull crushed and will pro
The celebrated Mitchell case, in which
Alice Mitchell is Ito be tried under a plea
o! present insanity, which she sets up as an
excuse for killing Freda Ward, was called
in the criminal court in Memphis, and
continued until July 18, on accomt of the
state failing to secure two witnesses.
QUEEN VICTORIA prorogues parliament.
IT is reported that the quean of Spain has
signed a decree granting minimum tariffs
Full returns from all parts of the country
of Sunday's elpction in Mexico make'the
re-election of President Diaz certain.
HENRY WELD FULLRR, the only brother
of Chief Justice Fuller, died at theresidence
of his son in New Rochelle, N. Y,
THE Canadian Parliament has made ap
propriations for the world's fair and* for the
Bering sea arbitration.
ALARMING advices fiom St. Petersburg
show that the city is preparing for an out
break of cholera.
THE attacks of the Central European
press on the proposed international silver
conference do not abate.
A TOT\L of 164 cases of cholera has been
reperted at Baku, Russia, durfng one week,
with seventy deaths from the disease.
The Afghans lost 1,500 men killed and
wounded in the recent fighting asaiust the
Hazaras. %T|* M&
The cholera' h*as reached Tiflis.'lri^ their
panic the Russian trans-Captain censors
are suppressing cholera tele.rams to news
A (proposition that*sraiffe'
adopted by Great Britain and her colonies
against foreign imports is defeated in the
congress £f chambers of commerce in Lon
don—^ to 55.
THE great drouth which has been pre
vailing •over Northern Mexico and portions
•"ofSomtih-west Texas on the Rio Grande, for
the last two years, continues unbroken ex
cept in spots. i^'*
Seventy-five deaths from ehoieriiiiWe oc
curred iia Central Asia. These are exclu
sive I the fatal cases which have been re
ported at Bauku. where 164 persons, seventy
of whom succumbed to tt-oowalady, .were
Stricken during one week.- ?#x
THE caravel Santa Mnria. which |s a re-
production of Columbus' vessel, was success-.
fu ly launched at Cadiz recently it*the
present of 10 000 spectators. The Ameri
c.m cousul and the jnaje of the bnrkYam
okden were the oujy Americajas^&ejeni.
A second search of the apartment of
Grenier, the French government clerk, who
confessed to' selling plans of the French
fort to Germany and Italy* and implicated
the United States Attache Borup in his
crime, has resulted in a fresh discovery.
Many important documents were found,
including^ complete plan of anew French
A CENSUS bulletin gives the number of in
dustrial establishments in Canada at 75,
76$, an increase ot 51 per cent in ten years.
The capital invested in these establish
ments is $353,000,000, an increase of 114 per
cent number ot employes, 367,865, an in
crease of44 per cent wages paid, $99,000,000,
an increase of $40,000,000 and the value of
products, $475,000,000, an increase of $165,
THE POLITICAL WORLD.
AN enthusiastic meeting of Republican
clubs is held in New York.
DEMOCRATS oppose Senator Washburn's
SENATOR STEWART denies that he has
bolted the Republican party.
Senator Stewart of Nevada bolts the Re
publican party, helping along the third
parly piesidential boom.
J. P. DOLIVER was renominated for con
congress in the Tenth Iowa district Rjpuh
lican congressional convention. ^JflpSi
JUDGE GRESHAM emphatically aeclares
that he will not be the People's party can
didate for president.
Senator Brice is quoted as saying that
Congressman Ben T. Cable of Illinois will
be chairman of the Democratic national
THERE is talk of the Democrats making
no effort to carry New York, but bringing
all their energies to bear upon Northwest«
A LABOR riot occurs at Toledo, Ohio.
There "are signs of a settlement of the
street railroad strikes at Cleveland, Ohio.
The matter may be left to arbitration.
The National Brotherhood of Carmen'in
St. Louis havejre-eleeted the old board of
officers and adjourned to meet in Minnea
polis in June, 1894.
A NUMBER of Pinkerton detectives were
sent to Carnegie's steel works at Home
stead, Pa., to protect the men now work
ing. It is reported that 300 more Pinker
ton »men will leave Philadelphia for the
works, to be used in case of emergen
Representatives of mapy Chicago lines
are summoned before the interstate com
merce commission, charged with violating
President Egan, of the Kansas City
road, resigns and is succeeded by Ansel
Oppenheim of St. Paul. Mr. Egan is elec
ted president ofthe Chicago Great Western*,
which absorbs the Kansas City.
TARIFFS have been issued, to take effect
July 5, reducing the rate on wool in sacks
from St. Paul to the seaboard byway of
Chicago, from 75 cents to 65 cents per 100
pounds. This is done to meet the latest re
duction made by the Soo line on that com
•Chicago has a colored bicycle cjub.
Alvord is playing a great third with
Washington's jump has occasioned some
The newspaper men's league has been re
vived in Cleveland.
Pitcher Terry signed recently by Pitts
burg, is proving a good one.
Manager Chapman is about to sue the
Louisville club for a year's salary.
Pitchers Meekin and Jones have been re
leased by the Louisville club. George Hem
ming, late of th.3 Cincinnatis, has been en
gaged to pitch.
Alf Kennedy and Billy Myer, left Chi
cago forStreator recently. Kennedy has
decided thatllyers will do all his training
for the coming fight with Jack McAulifle
at his own home.
Carroll has declined to make a match
with Billy Maher, stating tuat he (Carrol)
would challenge the winner of the Myers
McAuliffe fight in February or March next
before any club in the country offering the
PIERRE LORDILLARD has bought Sensation
the Countess de Agreda. He has pur
chased the undefeated son of Leamington
and Susan Beane for $20,000. Sensation is
brother to Onondaga andSusquehannaand
sire of last year's Suburban winner, Loan
,H. H. Harl of St. Paul is elected presi
dent of the national association ot correc
tions and chanties.
REV. THOMAS DIXON, Jr., in a sermon in
York, and speaking as a Democrat, makes
a ferocious assault upon Tammany.
The Minnesota TJniversalist convention
decides in iavor of the world's fair being
All the wires in the business district
of St. Paul are to be placed under
The Minneapolis council refuses to appro
priate the $2,000 asked by the census corh
Sales agents of the anthracite companies
met in New York recently and decided on
a general increase of 25 cents per ton for
THE world's fair committee has accepted
the ode written by Miss Harriet Monroe of
Chicago, aud she has been paid for the
production. It will' be delivered at the
AT Reno, Nev., *ihe convention of the
silver league adopted resolutions sending
delegates to the Omaha and Montana con
ventions and announcing that the Nevada
silver partv wi'l co-operate with the Amer
ican Bi-Me'talic League of Washington.
THE Amalgamated Kpassociation has
abolished the rules requiring two weeks
shut down in July for repairs. This action
is favorable to the manufacturers, and it is
expected will result in the immediate sign
ing of the scale of the Joliet. Irondale, St.
Louis and Kansas City works It has had
its effect in Pittsburg in the signing of tire
The gold fever has suddenly revived in
the Potomac fields. Messrs. Philip John
and Frank Stone and sisters sold to Messrs.
'Stocking &, Barstow, of Washington, forty
five acre, of land for *50,000, on which op
erations will be begurr at once. A party oi
capitalists from the Pacific-coast has also
arrived with a view oflprospecting for gold.
AT Columbus, O., the supreme council
of the United Commercial Travelers Asso
ciation elected the following officers:#Su
preme councilor, W. A. Johnson, Cincin
nati supreme^ junior councilor, S. H.
Strayer, Columbus supreme conductor^ A.
J. Dowd, Chicago supreme secretary, G. B.
rgg, Columbus supreme tfeacurtr, W. E.
Carpenter, CrtJumbus supremejudge, C, H.
Potter, Cleveland .supreme sentinel, F. E.
Nash, St Joseph, Mo.
Summary of the Importaat Events
of the Week in the Northwest
Minnesota, Wisconsin,' Iowa, North
and South Dakota News in a
The ninth annual convention of the
Rice County W. C. T. U. opened at Morris
town for a two days' session. SJ|
The Church ofSt. Francis, Roman Catho
lic, of Crow Wing county, has been incor
porated with the" secretary of state.
rs J. B. Hunton, a prominent eitizen of St.
James, died. He was formerly a very suc
cessful and extensive lumberman.
In about*o»emonth's timel,184 acres of
farming property has changed hand3 in
Rice county at* an average' of $19 per
Excitement has been prodneed at Staples
Tjy the discovery ot petroleum. An expert
from the oil regions of Pennsylvania
arrived, and boring for oil is progressing.
John L. Orme, a stonemason, committed,
suicide at Montevideo by taking rat poison.
He refused medical aid and death took
place after intense suffering. Deceased
leaves a wife and four children.
Congressman Castle got a gatling gun at
Washington for the cavalry "battalion Min
nesota National Guards and it will be for
warded to Minnesota on a requisition from
the adjutant general.
The Commercial Improvement Com
pany, of Duluth with a capital stock of $1,
000,000, has been incorporated. The incor
porators are we'l known Duluth capital
A reunion of veterans of McLeod county
was held at Hutchinson under command
of Gen. Miles About one hundred tin
eluding a few from adjoining counties were
on hand and enjoyed camp life.
iHans Ugman, aged sixty, a prosperous
farmejr residing in the town of Fish Lake,
seven miles northwest of North Branch,
suicided by suspending himself to a tree
with barbed wire.
A Contest on election of justice of the
peace at Le Sueur last April has just been de
cided in favor of Felix A. Borner by 12
votes. He had been counted out by one
Wm. Schultz, one of the oldest residents
of"Wright county, died at his home, about
one mile north |of Montrose. He was 40
years of age, and leaves a wife and several
small children in rather destitute circum
At a meeting of the Stillwater Chamber
of Commerce a committee was appointed
to secure* takeis for $50,000 worth of capi
tal stock to the Columbia "Electric Com
pany, that proposes to move irom St. Paul
The livery bam, blacksmith shop and
printing office at Ellsworth, were destroy
ed by fire. Twelve horses perished, four of
which belonged to a breaker who had stop
ped there for the night. One mare from
Adrian, valued at $1,000, was burned.
C. A. Pierce and son, of Braineid. were
at Pine Knot reoently hunting. The son
accidently fell down, causing the shot-gun
to be discharged. The contents struck
John Schunkin the small of the back, and
he will probably die.
Gov. Mernam has issued^ a requisition for
C. B. Granger, now under arrest in Chica
go. Granger was formerly oi St. Paul, and
treasurer of Barber's Union No. 1. He is
charged with having absorbed about $75 of
the funds of the union.
Drews Brother's elevator at Lake Elmo
burned. The building and machinery were
valued at $3,000 on which there was $2,750
insurance. .An engine valued at $1,000 be
longing to another party wa3 also destroy
ed. About $500 worth of flour and gram
was also burned. The cause is unknown.
The jury in the famous usury case of J. T.
Smith against the Continental Life Insur
ance company at Wmdoni rendered a ver
dict substantially for the plaintiff for the
entire amount. The $23,000, with the ex
ception of $4,000 transferred to an innocent
purchaser, is forfeited on account of usury.
Ex-State Senator Joseph Casper has filed
a notice of voluntary assignment with the
clerk of the court in St. Cloud. No par
ticulars could be ascertained as to assets
and liabilities. Capsee is one of the oldest
merchants in the county.
A slock company has been formed at
Hastings with Charles Espenchied, of St.
Louis G, W. Gardner, of Hastings M. V.
Seymour, of St. Paul, and A. C. Lonng of
Minneapolis, as incorporators, capital $50,
000, to operate the Gardner Mills. A
Cleveland Club was organized at Hastings,
with R. W. Freeman as president.
The case of the state against Miss Edith
Kenny, a public school teacher Blue
Earth county, who was arrested for assault
In the third degree committed upon one
Lizzie Stralon, one of her pupils^ has been
finished. The state employed four of the
best attorneys in the city. City Attorney
Young defended the teacher. The case
went to the jury who returned a verdict of
not guilty alter being out about 15 minutes.
The news was received at Winona of the
suicide by shooting of L. "Vt. Ady at Clin
ton, Iowa. Mr. Ady's parents reside in
Sparta, Wis., where he spent his boyhood
ciays. He went to Virginia, where he mar
ried and went into business. He came
here some time ago and was in business
here. About six weeks ago he removed to
Glinton, Iowa there he entered the grocery
business. No reason can be assigned for
the suicide other than temporary derange
The grand jury indicted H. A. Bruns and
Thomas C. Kurtz, copartners as the Mer
chants' bank of Moorhead. The indict
ment charges them with having on Feb. 6,
issued a New York draft to B. L. Titus for
$80.54 and receiying a check for that
amount when they had no money in the
New York bank. Another indictment of
grand larceny in the second degree was re
turned against Kurtz, charging him with
appropri»ting-$l,750 he held as agent for L.
S. Brokke. The plea to both indictments
is not guilty.
Five hundred dollars' worth of fireworks
exploded in T. E. Yerxa's store at Fargo,
blowing out the front and doing a large
amount of damage.
William Hartman, a deck hand employ
ed on the steamer Alsip, fell overboard and
was drowned at Grand Forks. He was a
stranger here, and nothing is known of his
B. B.Regan, of Grand Harbor, was arrest
ed at Devils Lake on a complaint by Mrs.
Mann for sending obscene literature
throngh the mails and held in *$500 bonds for
trial in the United States court. He came
here from Oklahoma years ago.
Barnes county crops are infinecondition,
and although sown later than other years,
bid fair to catch up with crops of former
years. From the outlook now, it is predict
ed that we will have fully as large a crop as
last year. *?f W
Mrs. E. E. Hancock was knocked down
at Fargo while crossing the North side
bridge between Fargo and Moorhead. Her
assailant ran away, but she claims to have
recognized him. She is said to be in a
A Fargo advice says: Wheat has stooled
out sp'6ndidly, and with the recent rain it
will shoot rapidly forward. The acreage
in North Dakota is not more than 70 per
cent of last year, but the grain is looking
even better than at this time last year.
Thomas Graham, employed on the
steamer Alsip, was drowned between two
grain barges unloading at the Great North
ern elevator, Grand Forks. In jumping
*om one barge to another his foot slipped,
throwing him into the water, and the swift
current sucked him under the barge.,
In a recent thunder shower near Bisbee
Station* 13 miles northwest ot Cando, fish
fell in great quantities on the farm of Sena
tor Bisbee. Thefishwere from one and a
half to three inches long. Some were alive
but most of them Were dead, although ap
parently quite fresh.
North Dakota Grand Lodge, A. F. and
A. M., elected'the following officers for the
ensuing year: Grand master, Dr. A. B.
Herrick, Lisbon deputy grand master,
W, H. Ganhon, Ellendale senior grand
waiden, James McDonald Grafton junior
grand warden, George L. McGregor. James
town treasurer, William James, Barthgate
•secretary, Frank J. Thompson, Fargo. The
grand lodge meets next year at Deyil's
The first annual meeting of the South Da
kota Dairymen's association was held at
Watertown and the people of that city en
tertained all who attended in an admirable
manner. Horticulturists were invited to
meet with the dairymen.
Miss Carrie Pullman narrowly escaped
burning to death at Aberdeen by the ex
plosion of a gasoline stove. Luckily she
was starfding on the opposite side of the
room and escaped with a severe scorching.
The fire was soon extinguished.
Ex.Gov. Bulkley, of Connecticut, and
Hon. J. J. Hassler of Wahmgton, D. C,
were at Huron recently. They had been
on a visit to Forest City examining the
affans of the,Forest City & Sioux City rail
way, in which both gentlemen are very
much interested, Mr. Hassler being its
general manager. The road is now being
operated by the Chicago & Northwestern
The contract for grading the Yankton &
Norfolk railway was awarded John Naugh
ton, of Sioux Falls, who is under bonds to
complete the work in sixty days. When
this work is finished graders will be trans
ferred to the Yankton & Sioux Falls line.
A franchise for abridge across the Missouri
river recently passed congress-, and it is be
lieved thatthe line from Sioux Falls to Nor
folk will be operated by the Great Northern
or Burlington systems.
The sixth annual reunion of the Black
Hills Soldiers and Sailors Association con
vened at Hot Springs. D. A. S. Stewait,
presiding. Col. W. Lucas, commandant
of the Soldiers Home of Hot Spring', de
livered the address of welcome to the sol
diers and Gen. A. G. Dawson, of Dead
wood, responded. The feasibility of unit
ing the posts of Northern Nebraska and
Eastern Wyoming to the Black Hills or
ganization was discussed.
Nels Moe, of Red Lake, was arrested and
taken to Madison to answer to the charge of
selling liquor to Indians.
Sixteen meat markets and two storage
houses in Ashland are charged with selling
diseased meat by Meat Inspector Hoefle
The outcome of the charges will be watched
AVith much interest.
The Norway Hou«e at AsMaud was en
tered'by burglars and $500 in ca^h, besides
numerous valuables, was taken. The rob
bers climhed to the second story and en
tered the house throtigh a window.
The Watson will contest has been settled
at Eau Claire. Mrs. Clara Morton, the con
testor, gets $1 cash, satisfaction of judg
ment for costs of $300 against her and satis
faction of a mortgage amounting to $22.G0
held by the estate on her residence.
At the council chamber at Ashland, City
Clerk Fitch, City Treasurer MacDonnel and
Mayor Duriee sold the $75,000 5 per cent 20
year bonds. They were bought by N. N.
Harris & Co., of Boston, at a premium of
One Mike Garrity, ot Eagle River, Wis.,
was jailed on the charge of being a procur
er. He had decoyed a young girl from the
Woman's Christian Temperance Home for
women in Eau Claire. Garrity was arrest
ed in a bagnio. Immediately after the
police left the place with Garrity in charge
the girl was taken with a fit and is dying.
Details have been completed for the
educational conference to be held on July
12 and 13, on Madeline Island, under the
auspices of the Lake Superior Congregation
al Club. Delegates will be present from
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michi
The suit of the state against ex-State
Treasurer Guenther to recover $70,000 of in
terest collected .by him on deposits of pub
lic funds was continued till the supreme
court has decided the test case of ex-Treas
urer McFetridge and Harshaw" now pend
ing there on appeal.
Jas. Butler is under arrest at Chippewa
Falls for an assault upon David Plummer
in a saloon. Both men were under the
influence of liquor. Butler struck Plummer
with a beer glass and fractured his skull.
Plummer is in, a semi-conscious condition
at the hospital and may die. Butler is
held under bonds.
Assistant Chief W. M. Kellogg, of the
West Superior fire department, was badly
hurt by being thrown from a carriage while
running his horse to the Eau Claire House,
in response to afire alarm. The rig struck
an obstruction in the street and both horse
and driver were thrown. Kellogg was
picked up and carried to the Central Sta
tion. He was terribly bruised and thought
to be injured internally^ &S**Z£L
Several persons are killed and many in
jured by a cloudburst in Chickasaw county,
The 10-year-old son of H. E. Long, a
well known attorney of Des Moines was
drqwned in the Des Moines river. The
body has not been recovered.
Henry Rice, near Kier, while shooting
rats accidently shot himself, completely
shattering his skull. He died a few
A man, Tim DeLong, aged 54 .was killed
by a Rock Island train while walking on
the track* west of Des Moines. He leaves
a large family.
Wallace Clark,'20 years of a»e and tired
of life, attempted suicide at Ottumwa. He
shot himself through the stomach and will
Tse body of Vincent Beck an old resi
dent of Burlington, was found in a creek,
north of Burlington. Evidence ^hows he
committed suicide on account of family
A fellow giving the name of John Kelly,
but believed to be Charles Davenport, was
arrested at Cedar Rapids, after victimizing
a number of business men by selling fradu
lent tickets for an alleged raffle.
A SiKonrney Special says: John Driver
of Chicago, and J. R. Fustain, of Kansas
City, haye secured options on 4,000 acres* of
land in this vicinity, and-drillmg experi
ments thus far show a fine vein of five-foot
Captain Mariner, of thesteamer Rosebud,
recently arrived at Sionx City, reports a
cyclone at Fort Yates, S. June 18. that
killed four Sioux Indians and crippled a
number of others.
Tom Brody, of Independence, was held
up in the Burlington, Cedar Bapids fc
Northern railway yards in Cedar Rapids
and robbed ot $35 in money and nearly all
his clothes. The robber escaped.
Lulu Sutzin, a 12-year-old girl, was run
down at Cedar Rapids by a freight train
while crossing a low bridge near Marion
recently and instantly killed. No
blame is attached to the lailway men.
Frank Johnson a clerk at the Burlington
Lumber Company, Burlington drew his
pay and mysteriously disappeared His
books are all right and his folks think he
has been foully dealt with. He is 22 years
old and is married.
A clever swindle was worked at Burling
ton on different parties by a fel
low claiming to hail from Qu.ncy
111. He stated that his moth
er-in-law had just died and he wished
to bring the corpse to this city for burial.
He arranged* with' St. John's Catholic
Church and the undertaking firm ot Un
terkircher & Sons for the burial. He had
unfortunately lost his pocketbook on the
train and borrowed from several parties
enough to get back to Quincy OP, the
sums aggregating a goodly amount. He
then disappeared. The gra\ was dug and
a hearse met the tram at the depot, but no
corpse arrived. The fellow plaved the
same game at Quincy.
LOVE ON TH E STAGE,
It Is By No Means So Pleasant as
"When a scene calls for love mak
ing," she said, "It is always the man
who is the interesting figure. The
leading lady turns her face to the
andience and looks entranced and
joyous and all that, and works up to
"Take me, I am am yours,' and then
he takes her, and all the girls in the
front say, 'Oh, isn't that lovely'' But
it isn't so delightful for us. There is
as much art in being taken as there is
in taking just the same chance there
is of knocking noses over a kiss, and
you are never sure which way these
impassioned, just-too-elegant stage
lovers are comma at you. It may be
exhilarating to the matinee girl to
witness tu whirlwind rush across the
stage and a real-in-earnest, don'c-you
yon-know, embrace. »But he is very
likely to step on your toe, and that
hurts, besides spoiling your s'ippers.
"While the lovely leading man is
supposed to be rapturously kissma
you, he is very likely huskily inform
ing you that his suspender has given
way, and that he has to cut the scene
or, may be, he is roaring a whisper in
your ear to the effect that if you wear
a corsage bouquet in that act again
he'll leave the company. It 13 hard
on a man to have to embrace a girl
when he knows a hatpin is going to
skewer his lungs together. If you
happen to be small the leading man's
studs catch in your bangs or scratch
yourchjin. It you are tall the powder
'comes off your nose on his shoulder.
I don't know which is the madder,
the woman who looses the powder off
her nose or the man who gets it on
"Sometimes it is you who have to
make the rush. That is awful! You
are almost sure to catch your foot in
the ruffling of your dress and precipi
tate yourself into a man's diaphragm
so he can't speak a word. A leading
man hates that. I remember seeing a
woman play Lydia Languish once
with a very celebrated stage lover.
You know the rush Lydia makes into
Captain Absolute's arms in the third
act? This Captain Absolute sat back
into a Chinese urn used as a piece of
stage furniture, and they had to ring
down the curtain" Cicily Homespun
in Heir-at-Law' run's into her lover's
arm that same way.
I upsets one so to have the lead
ing man tell you just where to land.
You are sure to land somewhere else
on him, and he does not like it. Your
nice, calm, slow, indifferent lovers,,
that girls from the orchestra find so*
fascinating, are dreadfully hard to
play with. They have a way of build
ing you around in a matter-ot-fact
style that makes you feel as if you*
were being sort of trundled besides,
you feel so awkward. You would
never let a man make love to you
that hray off the stage, but of course*
if the leading man makeslove best that,
way that is the way he has got to do^.
it,"and it makes no difference at*outf
you. Your nice, methodical actor/
who puts some life and spirit in his
work, but who, for all that, rehearses
what he is going to do and then doe&
what he rehearses, is the lover the
easiest to play with,whether or no he
looks the best irom the front."'