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I T. W. JOHNSON, ED1TOB ANL* PUBMSHBft.
N E W ULM, MINNESOTA.
in South America there is a race of
cats to which "meowing" is an un«
I E E N a children are
numbered in the membership of the
Norwegian a Abstinence Society.
ACCORDING to a Maine belief a nutmeg
pierced and hung on a string around the
neck prevents boils, croup a neu
CHINA is gradually becoming civiliz
ed, after all, A obnoxious shop
keeper in a town ot the Celestial Em
pire was blown up by dynamite
E number of exhibitors to the
World's a is estimated to be 175,
000. Their mail will be delivered
ZOLA, it appears, writes his realistic
novels with black, a sometimes
with red ink, one might suppose
at he frequently dipped his pen in
the gutter. C%
E O E who like frequent changes
in government a find variety in
Mexico. During the a 6 2 years
at country as ad 5 4 Presidents,
one regency and one Emper
O E S S O A I the Parse
scholar, intends to enter the a a
Medical School. was at one time
attached to the faculty of a a
college and is said to speak English
S O ME of the New York hotels pro
vide chaperons for female guests un
acquainted with the city. A shopping
tour under the guidance of one of
them, soon familiarizes a stranger
with the city.
AT a house for waifs in England one
of the inmates is the unfortunate pos
sessor of a and feet which closely
resemble the extremities of a beaver.
Th fingers are joined together by a
^ayer of skin.
GLADSTONE has ad a hon-
ors thrust upon him, now at
an artificial fly for anglers as been
a after him, he a be said to
have reached the pinnacle of great
ness. I was a compliment he did
fish for, however.
SENATOR E I N S as introduced
into Congress a resolution providing
for a reform in the present mode of
spelling, there are so a other
things at Washington in need of refor
a on a the phonetic fad might
be given a brief term of innocuous
E Arapahoes are trying in a half
hearted way to get up a ghost dance,
in the hope of harvesting rations of
beef and heaps of cash, as the Sioux
did. Kicks and cuffs in abundance
are all the government as in its
storehouse for ghost dancers here
A N E W O RK newsboy, Edwar Gal
lagher by name, rescued three men
a a woman from drowning the
other day and the grateful quartet
raised a purse of 3 0 cents for him be
for their clothes were dry If Gallag
her ad known at they valued
themselves at only 1% cents per head
he would have let 'em go.
N E S of years ago the Old
World printers used to chain copies
ot their books outside their offices and
reward peripatetic scholars who
might detect errors with prizes
graduated according to the serious
ness of the slip—a cup of wine for a
broken letter, a cup of wine and a plate
of meat for a wrong font or a turned
letter, and so on in proportion /. •'v
I N Persia the first time a an is
caught in the act of stealing he is
"bastinadoed,.'' (beaten on the soles
of the feet with an iron rod) and a
to sign a paper declaring at at will
his last offense. If he forgets this
."when the soles of his feet quit burning,
a tries it again, the second offense
.'• calls for the a a on of his right
., a If he is still obdurate, a goes
at it left-handed, the third, and of
vcourse, last resort is decapitation. S
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Th German capital maintains and
a 8 a
official bird catcher. Th
V'lA-A catching of birds is prohibited, but
-"?!#."the collections a educational insti
'££\-'jit rations of the university require, for
$ purposes, birds, birds' eggs,
U^3i etc., a the taxidermis Lem
is the .only person commissioned to
arnieh them within the precincts of
Berlin and the districts of Teltow and
The latest ffews of the World Con
densed and Arranged in Conven-,
Washington, Personal, Foreign, Crim
inal, Casualty and Other
f£ Important Kews.
&** E CAPITAL
TnE senate decides that liquors can be
eold on the world's fair grounds.
THE acting comptroller of currency has
issued a report of the condition of national
banks at the close of business, July 12.
SECRETARY FOSTER, of the state depart
ment, said that the action of the Canadian
council in allowing rebates in tolls on
products shipped from Canadian ports on
Lake Erie passing through .St. Lawrence
canals and imported from Montreal has no
particular bearing on the controversy be
tween this country and Canada on the
subject of discriminating canal tolls. He
explained that the order applies only to ex
ports from Montreal and made no change
Whatever in the canal tolls on grain ship
ments intended for export from any other
port. He added that it could hardly oe re
garded as very much of a concession.
Thirteen people are injured, some
fatally, by a cyclone at Springfield, Ohio.
The St. Johns (N. F.) fire loss reaches
A detached glacier kills over a hundred
persons in Savoy.
Nitro-glyceiine works near San Francis
co explode, killing several employes and
entailing great property loss.
Fire has destroyed the largest part of the
business district of Bethany, Mo. Loss,
The bodies of two men are found in Par
tridge lake near Mesaba. They are thought
to have been drowned while quarreling in
THE torpedo boat Ko-alio has foundered
off the coast of Uruguay and her crew of
seventy are missing. The officers escaped.
Two Argentine war ships are also reported
HUGH MCPIIERSON, a farmer of Green
Man., who came to this country from South
Dakota, was instantly killed by lightning
while standing in the doorway of the
house he had just finished building ior his
FIRE broke out in a carpenter shop at
Portland, Or, and burned almost a whole
block to the ground. A half-dozen busi
ness buildings and a row of dwellings were
destroyed. The total loss is estimated at
A SPECIAL from An Sable, Mich., says that
three boys, all aged about eleven, were
drowned in Lake'Huron while in bathing.
One of the boys had pot beyond his depth
when his two companions Iswam out to
rescue him and all three drowned togeth
A FIRE at the tannery of Wedkind,
Hallenberg & Bros., caused a loss of $200,
000, insurance $53,000 and the serious in
jury of three men. These men fell from a
fourth story window, overcome by heat
and smoke just as rescue was at band.
They are: Henry J. Hallenberg, internal
injuries William Baker, hip broken
Charles Beck, burst vein and badly
E S O N A
CYRUS W. FIELD is dead.
GEORGE "WILLIAM CURTIS is suffering from
cancer of the stomach, and may not live
oyer a month.
THE death is announced of Cardinal
Francesco Battag'.ini, archbishop of Bolo
gna. He was born in 3823 and was made
cardinal in 1885.
A REMARKABLE case of longevity termi
nated at Meridean, Miss., in the death of
Addi«on Moore, colored, who claimed to
be 181 years old. His appearance and
conversation on by-gone days gave cred
ence to his claim.
E WICKED WORLD.
AT the target grounds of Ft. Thomas,
near Cincinnati, Private Louis Yourg shot
and fatally wounded Corp. Henry Luuold,
against whom he had a grudge.
Bernard Morgan died at the Chicago City
Hospital from the wounds inflicted by Eev
Fr. Bay, of South Chicago, whose house he
had tried to rob.
Louis Napoleon Azuat, formerly a mem
ber of the stock exchange of Paris, has been
arrested in Chicago charged with forging
the name of a Paris Millionaire, Koux de
Escombrera, for $6,000 in 1883-
IN a quarrel over an unpaid bill at Wau
kesha,- Wis., Anton Vogt, proprietor of a
boarding house, shot August Zilke, inflict
ing wounds front which the latter died.
Vogt is in jail.
SHERIFF E. L. DOZENBACH, of Clayton,
twelve miles west of St. Louis, shot and in
Btantly killed Maj. W. S. .Smith, ex-assessor
of the same place. The shooting occurred
in a room adjoining the probate court, and
was the result of, a political quarrel, jfefj
K. AUGUST LINDERFELT, who, while cus
todian of the public library, at Milwaukee,
Btole $9,000, pleaded guilty to embezzle
ment and Judge. Sloan discharged him,
saying that, be had already suffered enough
punishment. The decision of the court
was a great surprise. Lindefelt lett the city
to take a position with the Boston Library
OVER one hundred deaths from cholera
per day are reported from Astrakhan.
The appointment of M. Burdeau as
French minister of marine, in place of M.
Cavaignac, is announced.
It is settled that the British Liberals
have sufficient gains to overcome the gov
ernment majority, but an alliance is neces
Bary to return Gladstone to power.
A N EW Japanese cruiser of 5.150 tons,"'
8,500 horse power and nineteen knots
speed has just been launched at Vancouver,
The trial of Madame Reymond for the
murder of Madame'.-Delaporte-Lassi
monne, in Paris, is ended, and the prisoner
is acquitted. Madame Reymond discovered
her husband in Madame Delaporte's apart
ments and shot the woman dead. ::cv
Mount JEtua was unusually active? "•'"A
thick column of smoke, in which: flames
were seen, issued from the crater and rose
to a great height. Then, blown by the wind,
Hoovered Catania with an immense cloud.
Quantities of lava ahd ashes were also
ejected from the crater.
Ii? satisfaction of the outrage recently
perpetrated on two Americans, Messrs.
Or ambers and Bonsai, who were severely
maltreated in the Moorish capital, the
British minister to Morocco has obtained
a letter of apology from the Pasha of Fez,
and a letter of regret from the sultan, to-
gether -with the gift of a sword to Mr.
An official telegram from a Foi,
capital of Tonquin, says that a French con
voy iell into a Chinese ambuscade near
Bade, and that Commander Bonneau,
Capt. Scharpentien and 100 men were
killed and several others were wounded.
a vote of 287 to 150 the French cham
ber of deputies called npon the govern
ment to place operations in the colonies
under a single control. The minister of
marine is the only cabinet officer affected
by the vote. Shortly after the vote was
announced a cabinet was convoked. The
cabinet, after an hour's conference, de
cided that the ministry should not resign
as a body, but that M. Cavaigne should be
replaced by another minister.
"POLITICAL E O E S
THE Eepublicans of the Third Iowa dis
trict have nominated John Monroe of Mus
catine for congress,
AT Nicholasville, Ky., Hon. JamesB. Mc
Creary was nominated to" succeed himself
as the representative in congress of the
Eighth district. ..*?$&£••• '.
3 $ LA BOR CI E
A THOUSAND iron workers at West Superi
or will probably strike.
THE Homestead rioters are to be arrested
and prosecuted by the Carnegie-company
on charges of murder and conspiracy.
FEDERAL troops are called out to subdue
Idaho's striking miners, who cause all the
non-union men to surrender by a threat to
blow them up in the mines.
Gov. PATTISON of Pennsylvania called
out all the state militia, 8.000 men, tp quell
the strikers at Homestead. They encount
ered no opposition from the strikers.
A SECRET organization of workingmen is
said to have been formed in Boston With
the purpose of giving union men military
THE labor trouble in the Coeur d'Alene
mines, Idaho, culminates in a fight and the
blowing up of a mine by dynamite. State
ments as to the number of men killed! vary
from lour to twenty. ,•
THE Merchad-McClean company of
Pittsburg, Pa., signed the Amalgamated
scale. About 3,000 men will go to work
at that place. The wage committee of the
Amalgamated association and the Pitts
burg manufacturers will again confer on
the Western iron scale. .?,••
].: E RAILROADS.""
THE crop report from the Great Northern
system shows a very encouraging state of
affairs. Under the impetus of the hot weath
er the wheat is heading out well and the
conditions all point to a big crop.
The Soo has declared a 1 cent a mile rate
to Mackinac to be in eSect every Friday.
On that day a special sleeper will be run
through to this interesting point. The
motive of this reduction is to bring Mackin
ac into popularity with the pleasure seek
THE Great Northern lias decided to put
the same freight rates into effect on its ex
tension to Spokane as prevail on the North
ern Pacific and Union Pacific systems in
the same territory. This decision effectu
ally dispels all the hopes entertained that
there might bea cut resulting to the advan*
tage oi the jobbers.
MCQUAID appears to be the popular um
pire of the National league.
THE horse races all over the country
have been most liberally patronized during
the week just gone.
W I LL you finish last or just in eleventh
place, dear Mr. Anson?" is the cruel query
ot the Chicago Times.
THE entire Cleveland club only draws a
little over $2,000 apiece for the season. Cin
cinnati paid nearly twice that sum,
THE Detroit Yacht club will have three
regattas this season, one Aug. 8, the second
Sept. 5, and the last on Oct. 12, the anniver
sary of the landing ot Columbus.
THE coming fight to a finish between
Charles Moth, the wrestler, and the South
St. Paul Cyclone is attracting a great deal
of attention, and the opinion among the
sports is that it will be "strictly on its
merits." It will occur in the Hennepin
Athletic club rooms on the evening of the
WORLD' S FAIR NOTES
Louisiana has voted a World's Fair ap
propriation of $36,000.
A COMPLETE set of map? and illustrations
of the World's Fair buildings and grounds,
handsomely illuminated and framed, is to
be exhibited at the Exposition soon to be
held at Madrid, Spain.
The executive board of the Aberdeen
•Angus association has appropriated $3,003
for premiums for that breed of cattle at the
World's Fair, in addition to the premiums
offered by the Exposition authorities.
The national convention of the Prohibi
tion party passed a resolution favoring "a
liberal appropriation by the general gov
ernment of the World's Columbian Ex
position, but only upon the condition that
the sale of intoxicating, liquor upon the
grounds be prohibited, and that the Ex
position be kept closed on the Sabbath
The rich and powerful princes of India,
writes Consul-General Ballantine, are pre
paring to send to the World's Fair a large
collection of exhibits, including artistic
articles of gold and silver, ivory carvings,
lacquar and' damask work, em-
roidery. lace, silver filigree work, etc.
Several of the princes have decided to visit
the World's Fair with their retinues.
'THE Chinese restriction law, is being
violated at San Francisco.
PUGET SOUND is fighting a smallpox epi
demic. The disease has spread to cities
all along the sound.
AN association of capitalists, with back
ers in London and in New Orleans and New
York, intend to found a cotton exchange in
In the case of the victims of the explosion
of the San Francisco Giant Powder Works
the coroner's jury returned a verdict of-ac
cidental death, blaming no one.
The, NjitipnaL Assp ciation of .Furniture
Dealers of America elected the following
officers: A. J. Chauvin, of Butte. Mont.,
president Charles A. Brockway, New York
city, and Frank Weaver, Lcckpcrt, N. Y.,
vice-presidents L. L. Clarke, Minneapolis,
secretary and treasurer.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE DEADY
rendered a decision at Portland, Ore., in
the salvage su of the steamer Zambesi
against the whaieback steamer Charles W,
Wetmore. The decision awards $20,000 to
the Zambesi. The amount sued for was
$150,000. \.w i^H^^Tr
THE affairs of the VincenneV Ind.,' "Nat
ional bank have been in a deplorable §tate
of insolvency ever since the suicide of
President Wilson M. Tyler. From the de
velopments that have been made it is no
wonder Tyler sought a suicide's grave.
He was responsib ior the loss of over
$250,000. There is nothing to do but to ap-
oint a receiver, and the comptroller at
has already,- -tordered that
THE STEEL SCRAP.
Strikers Claim That Carnegie
Cannot Eun His Mills With
Closely Guarded Figures as to
the Cost ot Production
HOMESTEAD, Pa., July 18.—All is quiet on
the Monougahela to-night, though stories
about men having been placed in the mill,
rumors about the desperate purposes of the
strikers and reports about the preparations
of the military to quit the scene are extant.
Up_to 6 o'clock this evening no new men
had beeu introduced through the Carnegie
gates. The new men are onfidentfy ex
pected be ore the formal opening of the
works on Thursday, but the strike leaders
do not believe that any of them will be in
troduced until after it is seen how many
applications for work have been made by
the old men. That some of these
will be made is quite certain. A iew of the
old employes have interviewed the mili
tary auout the protection which will be
afforded to men going to work, and the
Carnegie company sees in this a symptom
of "disintegration among the locked-out
men which it haiis with genuine relief.
Of course their visits'to headquarters have
been made secretly, as the great majority
of the men are still strongly with the amal
A FIAT REFUSAL.
A mass meeting was held at the rink to
day at which about 400 of the employes
were present, who represented the mechan
ical department and the day laborers.
These men are not members ot the amal
gamated association, but have been in sym^
pathy with it. Some half a dozen speeches
were made as to the poster put up by Mr.
Frick inviting the did m«n back to work,
and the following resolutions passed unan
"That we are in sympathy with the
Amalgamated association and pledge our
selves to stand with them to the end that
we consider it an injustice to the mechani
cal department and day laborers, and an
insult to their manhood to ask them to
work under guard, as we believe in this
land of the Tree, all men should be tree."
This means thatt the repair work, which
wa* to have been begun to-morrow will not
be undertaken by the old men, who will
not go back to work, and that new men
will have to be brought in it the company
proposes to reopen the works on Thursday
next, as all the mrnaces aiecold, and much
rebuilding will have to be done.
It is simply a matter of impossibility to
untangle all the contradictory stories which
are being told about all these new men.
For instance, a number of negroes are ex
pected from West Virginia and Alabama
furnaces. A dralt of eighty men is said to
be coming lrom Ohio. The advisory com
mittee has heard ot efforts to enroll me
chanics in Chicago and St. Loui?, supposed
to be for the Carnegie company, but alter
all the rumors are sifted down there is no
truth to be found at the bottom of them.
Some of the pilgrims are expected to-night,
but the chances seem to be that they will
not come. At any rate the advisory com
mittee is not particularly vigilant this
TALK OF BOXCOTTING.
It is claimed by the leaders of the strik
ers that the Amalgamated association holds
the winnim? hand, no matter what may
happen. If the mills are started by non
union men they contend that the mistakes
that will occur, and the heavy financial
losse3 consequent to them, will cause the
company to shut down the mills in sheer
self interest. The quality of the product
turned out by the unskilled labor will be
so inferior, say the leaders, that it cannot
tmd a market. It the product is ready for
shipping, it is claimed that a greater diffi
culty will confront the company in the
refusal of railroad men to handle any
material turned out lrom the Carnegie
works. Assurances lrom so many unions
of freight handlers have been received 111
this connection that the Amalgamated asso
ciation leels confident of preventing the
product ot the Carne^e mills made by
non-union men from being carried to the
places stipulated in the contracts. Even if
this fail the locked out workers claim they
have another trump card to play. This is
the action ot unious of carpenters and of
many organizations composed of men en
gaged in the construction, of buildings and
other structures in re using to perform
work on any erection on which products
from the Carnegie mills are used. With
these and other circumstances to support
them the locked out workmen of Home
STRONG FINANCIAL BACKING
hope to bring the Carnegie -company to the
terms dictated by the amalgamated associa
tion. Both sides admit that there is no
immediate prospect of a settlement ot the
strike, and already the cost is considerably
more than $1,000,000. One of the leaders
of the locked-out men said to-day that as
surances have been received rom unions
whose members hand'le the product ot the
Homestead mill that they stand ready to
declare a general boycott against Carnegie
material-. These included the freight
handlers union, which will refuse to ship
iron and steel to and from the mill Ftruct
tural ship builders and others, whowill
quit work rather than use the product of
1.Oil-union men. All this tends to show
that in case that the Carnejjie company
overcomes the present obstacle* in its path
and succeeds in starting and operating its
plant with non-union labor it will con
iront a greater ditnai.ty and if-it continues
in its determination to employ non-union
labor, it will precipitate a strike on the
principal railways and many ol the great
manu.acturing industries of this country.^
Once Mor he i'inkertons
BOSTOX, July 18.—The central labor union
o! this citv to-day adopted the tollowing:
"That the Boton Central Labor union,
representing ver ii ty thousand citizens of
this commonwealth.'call upon xhe com
mittee investiuating.t,hesHoinestead. trouble,
to widen their report"by demandiiig an in
vestigation ot the Pinkeftons' headquarters
with a view to obtaining the true inward
ness ot the Pinkertontervice, with it* alien
alliance, as a danger to the public morals
and to the salety ot the repuL-l.c.''
Confession und Snicide.'h'ii^KWH
COLUMBLS, July 18.—To-night at 9 o'clock
Frank Rollin, a prisoner in the peniten
tiary, sent up las: May ior burglary, was
found hanging in his cell by a cloth string
attach to a wire fastened to his bed. In
his stocking was found a letter confessing
that in 1888 lie and Samuel Potta murdered
a man in Saginaw, Mich., but, giving no
*^"'ij! Jnrtjre O'Brieu a Candidate.
'CALEDONIA. Minn., July 18.—James
O'Brien, chief justice of New Mexico, a
resident here, has filed his resignation with
President Harrison and will stand as can
didate lor judge in this district, vice J. Q.
Farmer, congressional aspi antv.£„J
urn in 11'
The New Jersey Oil company has been pur
chased by the Standard Oil company.
Mr. Stevenson left New York yesterday for
Buzzards Bay. He was accompanied by Gen.
James S. Ewing.
The factory 61 the Western Linoleum com
pany at Akron, Ohio, was burned yesterday.
Loss, §lO0,0O0 folly Insured.
Pour boys, brothers, named Ball, were
drowned while swimming in the Manokim river,
Hear Princess Aim, ild., Saturday.
At Stayner, Ont., yesterday, fire destroyed all
the business portion between the Camerican
house and Third street ou Main street.
Franz Vetta. the noted basso pr.ifundo, died
at Riverside. Cal., yesterday. His real name
was Louis Jfeumaver. He died of phthisis,..,,, ,.
ST. PAUL—WHEAT—NO. 1
No. 1 Northern 77c No.
69 to 70c.
CHICAGO—WHEAT—No. 2 sprin
77£ No. 3 spring, 72c. No. 2 red, 77ito78c.
COEN—No. 2, 48ic.
OATS—No.2,29gto30c.. No. 2 white, 31to
to32 No. 3 white, 30@3lic
RYE—No. 2, 70c. '**..«
BABLEY—No. 2, 60c -Jt''"'A ,/h-Sy.
MINNEAPOLIS—WHEAT-NO l' har£
774c No. 1 Northern, 76c: No. 2 Northern,
COHN-NO. 3, 414to42c: No. 3 yellow, 35to38
OATS—No. 2 white, 30to30jc: No. 3 white.
BYE—No. 2, 60to70c.
BARLKY—No. 3, 30 to 40c
HAY-vChoice upland quoted at $9.50.
$10 No. 1 wild, $8tol0
CORN—No. 3, 42to43c No
OATS— NO. 2, 29 to 30c No. 2 white,
to 32c No. 3, 30 to 31.
3 yellow, 43
73to74c No. 1 Northern, 8c
CORN—No, 3, 45c.
BABLEYAKD RYE—No. 3 barley, 40
to 50c No. 2 rye, 72 to 73c malt, 60to75c.
GROUND FEED AND MILLSTUFFS—NO. 1,
$16.5')@17 No. 2, $email@example.com No. 3,
$17.50 to$18. low grade, $14 to.li.50 corn
meal, bolted, $23 to 24. do unbolted, $16
to$16.50 bran, bulk, $9.20to 6.50.
OATS—No. 2, white, 32to33Jc No. 3, do
BARLEY—No. 2 ,58c sample. 48 toGUs.
FRIGHTFUL GOINGS ON.
ad in in China—Murder a
JPiracy and Fires.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 18.—The steamship
CityofPekin arrived to-day from Hong
Kong and Yokoh ma. A correspondent
writes from banking that there are no
indications of any serious open
trouble with foreigners, but rumors
are still being spread as to terrible deeds of
Christians loss Of children's eyes, etc.
These are generally believed, even by those
in high authority, but still there is no
danger of any open trouble. At Wusieh
placards have been posted warn
ing the people against the
practices of Catholics who are
charged with making WHV with children.
A pamphlet ha* ju-t been'pubiished giv
ing an analysis of the tracts which in
duced,the anti-oreign riots last year. It
gives a striking prdof ot the unscrupulous
methons ot the so-called literati in excitit,
ing popular hatre'd of ioreigners.
A series of fires are reported from the
Philippine islands, at Marome, June.3, two
hundred buildings in the business section
being destroyed. At San Miguel
de Mayiuiis fire broke out in
two districts' of the town, caus
ing a great deal of damage. At Balanga,
June 6,-1,500 buildings were destroyed, nine
thousand persons being rendered homeless
and destitute. Oilier conflagrations oc
curred at Suan, Mandolaand Munban dur
ine the mouth.
News has been brought to Yokohama of
a terrible murder and piracy on the hi«jh
seas. A few months aao the schooner Un
dine, of ISO tons, owned by Craw.ord & Co.
of San Francisco, sailed from that port
ior the South Sea islands in com
mand of Capt. Castella. The vessel's
crew consist of the captain and eight
men. At Honolulu a man who said he
was the mate's brother joined the vessel,
and about three days oul from Honolulu
one of the brothers shot the captain
and hupercar^o. The crew were then
plied with poisoned liquor and
made away with, except the steward, who
was given a bribe of $1,000. At one oi the
islands a new crew of natives was shipped,
and the schooner proceeded to Ascension
island.. There the steward revealed the
crime to the authorities, who arrested the
murderers and sent them to Manilla.
ON A FUNERAL PYRE.
Th re id of a Suicido Club a
formerl to Ashes.
CHICAGO, July IS.—At a lonely spot in
Indiana on the shore of Lake Michigan the
body ot Morris Allen Collins was inciner
ated on a funeral pyre last night, according
to the express wish of the dead man. The
last lines penned by him previous to his
suicide, one week ago, charged the White
chapel club to burn his body to an ash.
Placed directly over a -quantity of light
wood in a funeral pyre twenty teet long,
tight feet wide and eighteen fleet high the
body was reduced to its elements in two
hours, the ashes placed in an urn and
brought to Chicago. The scene of the
cremation was at point three
miles distant from Millers,, Ind.,
almost inaccessible on account of
bad roads, numerous pools and morasses.
A natural mound served as a rostrum, and
alter torches had beeu applied on all sides
of the big pyre speakers mounted the
knoll and addressed the. small body of
mourners on the metaphysical topics tug
ge:ted by Collins' life and tenets.
Ar 1 hey Lost?
OSWEGO, N. Y., July 18.—Nothing has
been heard here 0. the tug Booth and her
tow of four barge that le.t Oswego Friday
nisrht be ore the big storm, bound for
Montreal. The tow carried crews aggre
gating thirty-two persons. The barges
were small and heavily loaded and the
tug could not tow them more than four
miies an hour in fair weather. Sailors here
tear they are lost.
,M,-''Uni Magee. Cannot Accept.
NEW YORK. July 18.—Chris L. Magee,
leader of the Harrison Republicans of
Pennsylvania at the Minneapolis conven
tion, and who has been prominently men
tioned as the successor to Thomes H. Car
ter as secretary of the Republican national
committee, arrived hereto-day. Mr. Masree
states thar he is not in posit on to accept
$$jr fto. rf ,p»
HAW Accawed of Kobbin? the Mail*.
BISMARCK, N. D., Special, July 18.—On
complaint of United States Postal Inspector
Clements, Miss Alice Joy, sister of the post
master4it Wales, nine miles north o: here,
was arrested and held for '.lamination be
fore United State Commissioner Allen on
the charge ot rifling a letter. The hearing
will take place Monday.
Fierce lor Kned's Blood. vMm
"WALLACE, Idaho. July 18.—A detachment
of troop-s went to Murray to-day and
brought Frank Reed, the murderer ot R.
TV. Steven.", to Wallace for safe keeping, as
threats of lynchii gwere heard on all hands
and a wild organized mob had planned to
attack the jail to-night.
LAVA MT LETHE:15!J?8r
Twelve Thousand, People De-"
strpyed by a Volcanic S
The Island of Sansris, in th&
Malay Archipelago, An
-.-*.•. J-* ~!i TJ?*-,,
XOKDON, July 18.—The steamer Catter
thnn, which has arrived at Sydney, N. 8
W., reports that when she touched at the
island of Timor there was a rumor current
that the island of Sangis in the Malay arch
ipelago bad been destroyed by a volcanic
eruption and that the whole population,,
comprising 12,000, had perished. The Cat
terthun steamed for Miles through a mass
ot volcanic debris.
A native lrom the Talantz islands, who
was at San Angelim four weeks ago,,
brought a remarkable story that
several other ..... natives had just
returned from a voyage. They
had intended to land on the island but
were preventee by the sight of mountains
belching forth smoke and fire. They re
ported "that the whole island was on fire
The water along the coast was covered.they
said, with half-burned -wreckage, pieces
of houses, and charted bodies. The
wliole population, estimated at 12,000,
seemed to have been swept into tho sea or
burned, as not a living soul was to be seen.
Streams of lava were still flowing toward
the shore, showing that the activity ol the
volcano had not abated.
The.steamship Gatterburn brought a sim
ilar story into port with her yesterday.
Near Sanger, her captain said, she passed
through miles of debris dissimilar from
anything he had before seen at sea.
Posts and sides of huts were
mingled with such utensils as the
natives of the Phillippines use in cooking.
Many unrecognizable objects, resembling
charred human trunk?, were also seen.
Articles of head dress in the wreckage were
identified by a sailor who had lived in the
Phillippines &» belonging to the na
tives. The vessel was passing
through the wreckage from 10 a. m. to 10:30
p. m. These reports are partially credited
here, although they are believed to be ex
aggerated. The formation of Sanger is
volcanic and several small craters near the
center of the island are known to have
threatened activity during the last ten
HE BUZZED BISMARCK.
he Ex-Chancello Gives Utteranc to
Some I'eculiar Views.
BERLIN, July 18.—An article published
to-day in which Count Apolph Westarp re
counts an interview he recently had
with Piince Bismark at Friedricliruhe.
Reierring to the meeting of the czar and
emperor at Kiel he (Bismarck) said he was
glad when such untoward incidents were
over. Referring to his own dismissal, he
"When the kaiser ascended ihe throne
one of my colleagues, who hoped to be
come my successor, said: 'Your majesty,
if Frederick the Great had found, on his
accession, a minister of the greatness of
Bismarck, and had kept him in
office, he would never have acquired
the title ot great. I do not yet know what
was the final and immediate cause of my
dismissal. A misfortune of our time is the
ot leading ministers not being in the
right places. Gen. von Caprivi should
have been minister of war, since
the army has confidence in him."
Alluding to Emperor William, Prince Bis
marck, chokinsc with emotion: "It was a
pleasure to serve him, yet 1 had a high
idea ot his position and his mission as a
rider. For him I would have done every
thing—even become iiis valet."
V! rTried t» si Prison
IXDIAXAPOLIS. Ind.. July 18.—A wilful
but unsuccessful attempt to burn the state
woman's prison and re:orm school lor
girls, was made to-night by inmates o.
the institution. Three fires were started at
the same instant in as many different parts
01 the building. Two beds were ignited
and a lot of clothing set on fire. The
younger inmates were just retiring
when the tires were discovered and
they rushed down the stair
ways screaming. During the excitement
and confusion that followed, fifty of the
inmates escaped into the yard and at
tempted to scale the high iron picket fence
surround ng the grounds. It is thought all
wererecaptureii. The fire was extingu'shed
before any damage was done. Anna Bishop
and Lucinda Hite, white girls, and Patsy
Williams, colored, are suspected. The
latter had threatened to nre the building at
the first opportunity.
NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y., July 18.—Two
years ago Louis Levinger. a clerk o! Toron
to, torged a note for §2,000, and with tbe
proceeds skipped to the American side.
The police could get no trace of him and*
watched his affianced. Friday nichtshe
and her mother lelt for Suspension Bridge,
N. Y., and on alighting from the train they
were met by Levinger. who was immediate
ly arrested. He admitted that he had met
the girl for the purpose of marrying her..
He cousented to return without extradition,
proceedings and is now on his way to To
\i.:. DlKRSter to a Vefctibaled ExpresH.
•CLEVELAND, July 18.—The vestibuled lim
ited express, fast bound,.on the Lake Shore
road collided .with a freight train near
"Vermillion, twenty-five miles west of this
city. this morning, and a serious wreck re
sulted. Several freight cars were smashed
and Edward Tc pliffe of Toledo, engineer of
the limited, was so badly injured that he
could not be taken from "Vermillion. The
lireman escaped serious injuries. None of
the vestibuled cars the track and the
pa-sencers, though badly shaken up, were
Are in Carnegie'* Employ?
PHILADELPHIA, July 18.—If the informa
tion thae the Carnegie company was im
porting workers^ from Belgium by the
stermer ^-Switzerland is true, then
the men, are. safe behind' the
cordon of troops aronntl Homestead,
for the Switzerland airived here on WVdnes
daj^ast. The Switzerland brcught 640 im
migrants, eery one ot whom was passed
by the inspectors and allowed to
proceed to fheir different destinations.
Deputy Surveyor Franklin observed among
the newly arrived passengers a company of
about 100 men who were- noticeable for
their stalwart appearance.