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•». W. JOHNSON, EDITOR AND PUBUSHKE.
TSEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
Ireland has only 8 0 theaters—three
lor Dublin, one in Belfast, one at Cork,
one in limerick, one at Waterford
and one for Londonderry.
A N advertiser in the Birmingham.
Pos announces: "Young gentleman
is founding a new religion, which is
sore to become popular, and desires
a lady of means to assist him in the
ONLY two medals have ever been
granted to women by the Royal Geo
graphical society of England—one to
Lady Franklin in memory of her
husband's discoveries, the other to
Mrs. Mary Somerville.
IT is not generally known that the
sprat is one of the most difficult fish
to capture alive, as when caught in
the ordinary way, the fish dies when
it comes in contact with the meshes
of the net.
A N Indiana stone quarry company
is having a life-size figure of an ele
phant chiselled out of a solid block ot
stone. I will be 1 1 feet high and
weigh 3 0 tons, and is intended for the
E great search lights on top of
Mount Washington, which is now in
succ* ssful operation, by the intense
beam of light it projects has enabled
people to read coarse print at the
Fabya House, seven miles distant.
WILLIA COMLY, of the Dayto
(Ohio) Journal, at 83, still holds his
position as night editor, and is as
spry and energetic as much younger
men on the staff.k What a book he
could write on: "Fights I have had
with the foreman."
O E should stick to his
science as the cjbbler should cleave to
his last. His "late excursion into
theology has resulted in getting him
all cut up by a specialist in that line,
who shows that the learned gentleman
is far from up in the plan of salvation.
IT is announced that Rudyard Kip
ling will probably make his perma
nent home in New York, which city he
once described as "a long nauceous
pig trough." There are people in Chi
cago wicked enough to say that Rud
yard will feel perfectly at home in
A SOOTHSAYER had said that the
present emperor of Germany would
have seven sons, not one of whom
would ever ascend the throne. Of
course the kaiser took no stock in
such prophesyings, but all the same
was mightily pleased when his seventh
offspring was a girl.
MRS ARTHUR WILSO N of baccarat
scandal fame invited this year, for
the Doncaster fair week, a house party
comprising all the names, save that of
the Prince of Wales and of Sir Gordon
Cumming, which were associated in
the cause-celebre which led to the so
cial ruin of the latter.
PROGRESS in the manufacture of
matches is noted by a German
authority. Sodium chloijato is now
used instead of potassium salt for
a matches," which ignite
throughout their length, and may be
used repeatedly. The growing scarcity
of suitable wood has led. to the use of
match-sticks—reported to be excellent
—molded from peat.
E origin of the name America
has been disputed, though the weight
of testimony leayes no doubt that it
comes from the Christian name of
Amerigo Vespucci. Some early au
thorities contended that the name
came from the Peruvian word Amaru,
meaning the sacred symbols of the
cross made of a serpent and a stick,
and suffix ca, meaiaingcountry. Thus
derived, Ameriea means the land of
the holy animal.
O N E of the pleasant stories now
coming out regarding Whittier, relates
to a visitor to Oak Knoll, who in
dulged in more or less praise of his
work, and added that in the speaker's
estimation, "Hannah Binding Shoes"
was his best poem. Thereupon Whit
tier spoke highly of the verses himself.
"After exhibiting an amount of in
terest therein," says the Boston Ad
vertiser, "surprising to the visitor,
who had heard that Whittier was
modest about his poetry, the poet
called in Miss Lucy Larcom, who
chanced to be a visitor in the house,
and said, "Thee will like to meet the
author of "Hannah Binding Shoes,"'
jind introduced her!
The Latest Kews of the World Con
Washington, Personal, Foreign, Crira
inal, Casualty and Other
1 *b*-^~* Important News. «,**£«
Gov. Porter of Indiana, was in Washing
ion recently and said that the report that
he had resigned the position of minister to
Italy is true. He left for Indiana, where
he will enter actively in the political cam
S. L. Perrin, attorney for the Omaha has
filed with the commerce commission his
brief in the Minneapolis grain rate case.
Mr. Perrin denies that the Omaha has
been guilty of any discrimination against
Minneapolis, bat iurther presents no
new points that have not been before
Judge Barber decided in San Francisco
that McKee Rankin, the actor, has no legal
ground of dirorce from his wife.
Herbert Barbee of Luray, Va., has raised
$3,500 of the $5,000 needed for the erection
of a bronze statue to the Confederate
soldiers at that place.
Dr. Jenkins is pleased with the condition
of the quarrantine ships, but the passengers
are probably not so well pleased with Dr.
Henry Winn is the Populist candidate
for governor of Massachusetts, and Edward
Bellamy heads the list of presidential
Ex-Mayor Edward F. Spence, chairman
of the California delegation to the national
Republican convention, died of heart fail
ure in Les Angeles. He was fifty-nine
years old, a native of Ireland and went to
California in 1852.
Gen. John Pope is suffering from a se
vere case of nervous prostration at San
dusky, Ohio. While his lriends are not
sanguine of his restoration to health they
do not anticipate an immediate fatal ter
mination of his malady. Gen Pope is
his seventieth year.
Four Missouri Valley(Iowa) children are
burned to death.
A fire at Rockaway Beach, L. I., destroys
property valued ot $2,000,000.
Four men are killed by an accident on
the Burlington road in Iowa.
At Battle Creek, Mich., the entire plant
of the Union School Furniture company,
together with all the manufactured stock
on hand, was burned. Loss, $250,000.
Bobbers in Kansas wreck a passenger
train, causing the loss of several lives.
The rowbers were after $1,000,000 known to
be on the train.
The reported wreck of an unknown
steam barge at White Fish point, near the
Soo canal, was a hoax.
By the explosion of a threshing engine
at Walla Walla, Wash., E. Wickersham,
the engineer, was killed and four others
A switchman in the employ oftheNorth
ern Pacific named Lewis C. Doe was run
over by a train of freight cars at Spokane,
Wash., and instantly killed. Deceased
came to this city a few weeks ago from
Minneapolis- He was a Mason in good
standing, and belonged to Plymouth Lodge
No. 100, A. F. and A. M., of Minneapolis.
He was about thirty-two years ot age, and
leaves a wife and one child who are now in
THE WICKED WORLD.
Alexander Berkman is sentenced at Pitts
burg to twenty years in prison for attempt
ing to kill H. C. Frick.
An uprising of negroes occurs in Kansas.
A fight follows, in which several men are
killed or wounded.
Mrs. Josephine Collendar and paramour
V. Spaninger, charged at Louisville, Ky.,
with the poisoning of Mrs. Merrill and Mrs.
Jane Austin, with whom Spaninger had
improper relations, were .dismissed in the
city court for want of proof.
During a quarrel among Rock Island
railway switchmen in their shanty in Chi
cago, Janiea Duffy shot and killed Antone
De Mirsh and seriously wounded Robert
Markey and Charles Johns. Markey was
John J. Shotwell, manager of the Colora
do Hammerbrick company at Denver, has
left for parts unknown, and there is said to
be a deficit of $10,000 on the books of the
coinpany. he is accused of squandering
the money in gambling.
Mrs. J. M. Armasost of David City, Neb„
a middle-a?ed woman and wife of a farmer,
has been arrested, charged with poisoning
by arsenic her brother-in-law two years ago
and her former husband, N. Y. Roberts,
five years ago.
The eight-year-old son of J. J. Van
Meter of the village of Idaho, Ohio awoke
to find himself alone in the house. After
waiting an hour he started to go to his
grandfathers a mile away. In a short time
became upon the mutilated and dead
bodies of his mother and the baby. Van
Meter is missing. He has given evidence
of unsoundness of mind. The theory is
that he murdered his wife and baby and
perhaps killed himself.
England has a financial crisis.
Cholera abates in Hamburg.
A waiter who had formerly been employ
ed as an attendant in a hospital at Ham
burg was stricken with cholera the other
day in Berlin.
In Paris and suburbs 50 fresh cases of
cholera and 13 deaths from the disease were
reported in one day. In Havre the num
ber of fresh cases was six, and the deaths
Prince Henry of Hesse, was married to a
singer named Hezric, daughter of a Croa
tion deputy. The civil ceremony was per
formed in the presence of Prince William
It is reported at Winnipeg that Commis
sioner Herchmer has resigned as head ot
the Northwest mounted police and that he
will be succeeded by Col. Macleod of
The story of the suicide ot "Jane Arm
strong of New York" at Monte Carlo over
the alleged loss of $250,000, proves to be a
canard. No woman has committed suicide
at Monte Carlo recently.
It is reported that Edward Parker Dea
con'has been pardoned by PresidentCarnot
and that the pardon will be made public
among others on the 100th anniversary of
the proclamation of the first French repub
Hon. Makenzie Bowell, Canadian minis
ter of militia, arrived at Wiunipeg from the
Pacific coast, where he has been inspecting,
the Canadian defenses. He has left for Ot
tawa, going over the Northern Pacific Via
The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation
Company's steamer Corinthian from Ham
ilton to Montreal passed Gateau An Lac
QueM on firexecently. She was ran aground
irwo miles below here to permit the passen
gers to land safely. The-cargo wiU proba
bly be a total l©ss.|gS|||
The steamer Australia arrived aT%an
Francisco from Honolulu the other day
with news that the qneen has appointed
the following new cabinet: Edward C.
Macfariane, premier and minister of fin
ance Samuel Parker, minister of foreign
affairs Charles T. Gulick, minister of the
interior, and .Paul Neaman attorney-gen
Several hundred immigrants 'lately "ar
rived by the steamer Sardinia ana other
steamers are held at Quebec awaiting the
decision of the United States government
as to whether they will be allowed to enter
the "United States. The condition of these
people is deplorable, many of them not
having a cent where with to obtainT either
shelter or food. ^'if £T*
Wyoming Democrats and Populists fuse.
David H. Mercer of Omaha has been nom
inated for congres»by the Republicans ofthe
Second Nebraska district.
Woman suffragists nominate Mrs. Vic
toria Woodhull Martin for president ofthe
United States and Mrs. Mary L. Stow of
California for vice president.
A telegram from Dubuque states that
Senator Allison will not attend the inter
national silver congress in London, but
will make Republican speeches in Iowa,
during the campaign.
All the Telegraph operators on the lineol
the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern
went out on a strike.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
in session in Cincinnati have elected Har
risburg, Pa., as the placeof meeting in Sep
The Merchant Tailors' Exchange of Den
ver, Colo., has declared a lockout and 200
tailors are out of work. TIHB order was de
termined upon at a meeting of the Ex
change because the Tailors' Union notified
the Exchange that it would demand 2o per
cent higher wages.
Eastern sporting papers are wondering
what Nancy will do next.
Ponce de Leon, 2:13, still holds the three
heat rate record of the world for a stallion.
President Von der Ahe of St. Louis has
purchased McCormack's release froni the
Lewiston club ofthe New England league.
He will be given a trial at third base.
Frank Glover,ex-champion heavy-weight
pugilist of Illinois died in Chicago aged
twenty-nine years. His death was
caused by tuberculosis of the stomach and
Yo Tambien, Dr. Shepard says, is not
badly injured, but cannot run again this
season. She is not able to put the near
lore loot to the ground. She was left at
Sheepshead when the stable was taken to
The Great Northern withdraws from the
The Atchison has not given notice of
withdrawal from the Trans-Continental as
sociation as reported.
President Caldwell of the Nickel Plate,
has agreed to withdraw the $12.50 rate to
New York. In doing so he said the rate had
been adopted simply because tickets could
be bought over other roads at that price
irom Chicago to New York.
The question as to whether the interstate
commerce commission has pew«r to com
pel railroad monopolies and combines to
obey the law against illegal freieht discrim
ination is argued before Judge Greshani in
The Monon route has introduced a novel
ty into the dining car system of America.
It is no longer "pay $1 and eat as much as
you want of what you can get," but "take
what you want, pay for what you get and
lor no more.M
Yellow fever is reported at Ocean Springs,
The rush of corn shipments through San
Antonio, Tex., for Mexico, is unprecedent
A movement is on foot to combine all tho
larger safe companies of the country in a
An Indiana court declares the gerryman
der of 1886 and 1891 in that state unconsti
The pope has approved Cardinal Gibbon's
plan for an exhibition of Catholic schools
at the Chicago World's Fair.
Labor Commissioner Peck of New York
denies that the records from which Le
made up his report has been destroyed.
G. F. Campbell of Canada is elected grand
sire of the sovereign grand lodge of Odd
The firm of Root, Taylor & Co., of Mem
phis, wholesale grocers, cotton fixtures and
levee builders, have made an assignment.
The liabilities are tnought to be over $300,
A test of bicycles as compared with cav
al riders was made at Jefferson barracks,
near St. Louis, by a detachment of sixteen
'cycle riders. It was a complete success,
the 'cyclers doing in less than eight hours
what cavalrymen would require two days.
Gen. Joseph T. Torrence, of Chicago, has
offered to donate 20 aores of land, upon
which to erect four hospitals, one each for
cholera, smallpox, diptheria, and scarlet
fever. The proposition, which was made
to Mayor Washburne and Dr. Reilly, ofthe
state board ot health, was at once accepted,
ana it was decided to raise $75,000 to erect
the hospitals, and a hotel where immi
grants can be lodged during quarantine.
The Rev. Dr. Jenks of Indianapolis in an
interview declares his belief that the chol
era epidemic now sweeping over the world
is a warning ot the approach of Christ's
second, coming. "I believe this plague
has been sent to warn us," said he, "and
awaken us to a perception ot the prophecies
in the Bible concerning the fearful phe
nomena that are to precede his coming."
Br Jenks declares the world is much more
wicked than it was twelve months ago, end
as time goes on the world becomes more
and more debased. From this time on the
plague and famine are to multiply, and
the minds of mortals will be astounded by
the violence of these visitations.
A young negro, who has spent four year?
at the Central Tennessee college Nashville,
Tenn., has been called to a throne in
Africa. His name is Momoru Massquai
and he came from the Vey country, a
region of interior Africa adjoining Liberia
He was converted some years since tc
Christianity by Mrs. Mary Brierry, tht
English missionary, and through her in
fluence and that ot Bishop Panic of Louis
ville, brought to this country and put
at school. He received the news recenth
that his father, Balak, had been killed it
war and that he is called to reign in b»
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The Ramsey county Populists nominate
Little Falls has a remarkable^frog visita
Roger "Q. Mills "wiU deliver political
speeches in Minnesota in October.
Ramsey county has exemptreal estate val
ued at $11,378,039.
William Greenfield of Chandler, while on
a load of hay was killed by lightning.
A new and very destructive wheat pest
called the frit fly is discovered in Northern
A little son of Albeit Dart of Cascade ate
pills prescribed for his mother and
Gunder Torgerson, a well known farmer,
of Fergus Falls, was killed by his team
running away and dashing him against an
Albert Paige, employed in a saw mill at
Little Falls got caught in an edging ma
chine and was badly injured, several ribs
being broken and internally injured.
The safe-of Anton Hoeschen of Kent was
cracked and $1,500 in cash taken. No
clue to the robbers. Hoeschen was the
agent of the Farmers' elevator and a
Mrs. Agnes Mock, wife of a farmer at
Holding, was gored by an infuriated cow.
The horn entered above the hip and she
died in two hours. She leaves four young
It (has just been learned at St. Cloud that
Mrs. George Brackett, of Paynesville, who
wanted a divorce to marry her lover and
took poison when she couldn't get it, died
of the effects of the poison.
Ex-Village Attorney Hawkins, recently
of La Prairie, commenced an action against
La Prairie for false imprisonment in con
nection with the Lewis murder committed
there recently damage, $10,000.
A Slayton special says: Very little thresh
ing has been done in this vicinity as yet.
The yields reported are: Wheat, 10 bushels
per acre barley, 30 bushels, quality poor
no oats threshed.
The Hinekley Commercial Union has lo
cated 14 families near Hinckley in the
past few days and more will lollow^ and
the union has a special immigrant agent at
work in Europe securing desirable fami
Remnants of Fourth of July fire works
in the store of Oderstrom & Anderson at
Montevideo took fire spontaneously as one
of the firm was about to close the store.
The fire was extinguished with small dam
Faribault people are now anxious for
some enterprising capitalist to build an
opera hon^e. Mr. Hill, proprietor ofthe
one destroyed by fire will rebuild, but not
an opera house, as he needs the room for
Chas. Taylor and Horace E. Thomas
both colored, were indicted by the grand
jury at Winona, for assault in the first
degree. They are the men who assaulted
Hi Adams, the horse jockey, and cut him
with a knife.
An unsuccessful attempt at robbery was
made at Kenyon by two tramps who saw
the old blacksmith, Dick Moore, paid off.
The tramps enticed Moore into an out of
the way shed, where the attempt was made.
Moore wrenched himself loose and escaped.
The marshal is looking .or the tramps.
The Herbert Block, Farmingtou, was
burned recently. It consisted of three
stores, one unoccupied, one by the millin
ery store of Mrs. Meyer, and one had
wheat stored in it. Loss about $2,000 no
insurance. Meyer's goods were damaged
Spencer Hubbard, a young business
nia* of Red Win», and Mrs. Coons,
wife of a laborer in Betcher's
mill, disappeared mysteriously recent
ly. Elopement is charged by the friends of
the wife of the former and the husband of
While George Melius was taking his trac
tion engine over the Whitewater new steel
bridge, the bridge gave way and precipitat
ed the engine into the water. Mr. Melin3
and George Thompson, who were steering
the engine, jurept-d in time to save their
lives. They both sustained injuries, how
ever, that may prove fatal.
John Jones, aged thirteen, son of J. D.
Jones of Long Prairie, ex-clerk of the su
preme court, discharged an old musket at a
hornet's nest The j?un barrel was wrenched
from the stock striking him on the fore
head, fracturing his skull. He is now ly
ing in a precarious condition. The gun
had been loaded for a year and the charge
was rusted in.
John Buck, an aged farmer of Lanesboro,
was killed the other day. He attempted to
cross the railroad track in front of an in
coming train, and at the last moment see
ing that he could not make it, suddenly
turned his frantic team and was thrown for
ward on the whiffl.9 trees, where he was
killed, being dragged several blocks.
The preliminary hearing in the ease of
John Flyun, at Red Wing, charged with
murder in the first degree, came up
and the prisoner appeared for arraign
ment but the reading of the warrant and
the examination was wayed. The pris
oner was remanded to jail to await the
action of the October graud jury.
An Oshkosh boy named Peterson had his
leg taken off by the cars near that city.
The number of students at the Wisconsin
University the present term numbers 1,000.
The steamer K. M. Hutchinson, loaded
with salt, sank in the Fox River at Oshkosh.
The loss will be about $500.
Henry Spiek, living near Plateville, lost
a child by black diphtheria.
The friends of high license at Belmont
carried their town by a large majority.
James A. Hamilton, a former resident of
Janesville, ed at his home in Le Roy
The $500 license was carried at the
special election at Boscobel by a large ma
jority. A 1 4 A & Jfe
Burglars enltrld thWreSfdence otDanfel
Bryant, a Dane County larnier, and carried
off a number of articles ot clothing, etc
Ruby, the 5-year-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. "W. H. Graves, of Janesville, fell and
broke his left arm above the elbow.
Unknown parties entered the cellar of
Mrs. J. W. Jordan, of Sparta, and carried
off all her fruit and provisions.
Ladies of Fond dn Lac have organized a
joint stock association for the purpose of
^J -earing, preserving, compounding and pre
paring pure food products, sauces, and con
diments for culinary and hygienic use.
Fred Hyde, of Bear Creek, is Waupaca
County's greatest stock and hay producer.
He has at present 125 head heavy nmres
and colts upon his LaOO-acre farm, and has
cut this season 275 tons ot hay.
Gib Schimerhorn, one of the leaders in
the late Marinette strike, who was discharg
ed on a technicality, has been arrested by
the H. Witbeck Company upon a similar
The outlook for the potato crop in Wau
paca County is very promising. The yield
so far is about the general average, from
150 to 200 bushels „per acre of first-class
Tom Hawkins and Charles Burrell have
been arrested at Superior on a charge of
holding up Fred Messner, of that place,
and relieving him of a watch and a check
The Racine papers report an epidemic of
the most virulent type of diptheria on the
south side of that city, and that several
deaths have occurred among children.
The kiln-shed belonging to P. 8. Spar
ling, of Sparta, together with considerable
lumber, was destroyed by fire. The loss
will reach $500, with no insurance.
William Kreger, a farmer residing near
Jackson, Washington County, has been de
clared of unsound mind and taken to the
Mrs. John Figi, of Green Bay, has been
granted a divorce from her husband at
Janesville. She was also given the custody
of their children.
A young man named Livsey, in attempt
ing to jump off a moving train at Madison,
was thrown on the ground and severely in
jured about the head.
Rose Pagel, of Weyauwega, who figured
in a sensational case at that place a year
ago, has been sent to the reform school at
Since the opening of the Appleton Knit
ting W«rks Company a few months ago, its
managers have sold $15,000 worth of goods.
Morris Carnody, a brakeman on the
Southern Minnesota road, had his leg
crushed under the cars near La Crosse. Am
putation was necessary.
The house of Thomas Hcey, of New Cas
sel, Fond du Lac County, was entered by
burglars and some valuables stolen. The
thieves entered the barn and had one ofthe
horses harnessed, ready to ride off with, but
were frightened away by the return home
of the two daughters of Mr. Hoey.
The Ganabe &Gruner Lumber Company,
of St. Louis, has closed a deal with McDon
ald Bros., of La Crosse for the purchase of a
tract of pine land in Clark County. The
price paid was $33,800.
John Munlfc, a Janesville resident, was
held^up at Five Points, near that city, and
robbed of $3 in cash and a note for $70. The
police were notified and claim to know
who the highwaymen are. So far no ar
rests have been made.
John J. Smith, of Chippewa Falls is satis
fied that trouble generally comes a
bunch. He is at present confined in jail at
that place, and to make matters more un
comfortable his wife has applied for a di
vorce at Eau Claire.
Mrs. Anna Schindler, the oldest woman
in Green County, died at New Glarus at
the age of 95. Sne was one ofthe emigrants
who came with the first Swiss colony.
The residence of John Walkush, of Ber
lin, was destroyed by fire, together with
part of the contents. The loss will reach
about $1,000, partly covered by insurance
Louis Gehnng, the man whe was found
badly injured near Appleton recently, and
whose condition was considered critical, is
now in a fair way to recovery.
The report that Whelan, who is in jail at
Portage, charged with the murder of
Gerald Spauldmg last spring, had escaped
The special election held at Appleton on
the license question drew out only a
small vote. The $200 license was carried
by 500 majority. Circulars were distributed
by the saloon men in all parts of the city
claiming that high license would in
jure the business interests of that
Dr. Charles E^ Adams was formally
elected president of the Wisconsin Uni
versity. His salary was fixed at $6,500
with residence, and $500 for further ex
penses. A committee of five was ap-even
pointed to arrange for public ceremon
ies at the inauguration of President Ad
John Murr, of New York, has been vis
iting in Appleton the past few days. It is
understood that Mr. Murr is interested in
the proposed extension of a street car sys
tem from Appleton to Kaukauna, which
will be built in the near future.
At Winona Mrs. Ellen Kelley, arrested
on a complaint sworn out by John Wai
dron, charging her with selling liquor,
waived examination and was bound over
to the next term of the district court.
Kulm is the name of the new town at the
terminus of the Soo extension on the Organ
claim in Dickey county. The new town
has already beeun to boom on a small scale.
The track layers commenced laying iron
Warren Bell while descending into a
forty-foot well of the Minnesota & North
ern Elevator company, at Reynolds, fell to
the bottom, the ladder having broken,
crushing his skull. He died thirty min
A deal has been closed which secures the
location of a woolen mill at Grand Forks
this fall of sufficient capacity to demon
strate the practicability and profit of the
enterprise. Machinery will be brought
here immediately. Next year a large plant
will be erected.
A Grand Forks special says:—Threshing
from the 6hock is nearly completed, the
balance ofthe grain being in the stack.
The weather is superb and grain in fine
condition. The average in this county is
15 bushels, mostly No. 1 and 2 northern.
A-roan named August Kelly has been ar
rested at Grand Forks charged with the
murder of Hans Halyerson, of East Grand
Forks, 12years ago last June. Kelly is a
carpenter East Grand Forks. The war
rant was sworn out by the widow of the
murdered man. The accused waived ex
amination, and was committed to the
county ja.il at Crookaton, to await the ac
tion of the graad jury.
Win. P. Jones, alias 'Texas," arrested
as blind piggers at Devils Lake on com
plant of v. Wni. Love and discharged
for want of evidence, was arrested again on!
Lore's complaint and jailed. Before lea*-1
ing his pen he broke up bottles and other
paraphernalia of the blind pig. Peter Ker-|
store was also arrested for the same offensel^
on the same complaint. -jut-
A Jamestown Special says: There has
bres nearly a week ot g^od threshing
weather and a great deal of the grain is
threshed. Mora machines than ever be»-r
fore are in the country. Reports indicate
that in the eastern part ofthe state work is
well along towards a finish. Grain is grad
ing Nos. 1,2 and 3 northern much of it
goiner to Duluth trouble with sprouted
wheat getting less and the area ofthe same
seems confined to a few counties since dry-'
ing thoroughly grain is a great deal better
condition and is being eagerly bid for by
elevators and mills.
The Rock Island passenger and milk
train was wrecked near Farnura the other
day. No one was injured, but the loss to
the company will be about $50,000.
A company boring for oil at Redfield
under the management of a Pennsylva
nia capitalist, at a depth of 175 feet struck
a pocket of gas. Another well was imme
Jesse Lewis and Wm. Cortes, small color
ed boys, were arrested at Keokuk for an
attempted assault on a 12-Year-old white
girl named Madeline Schowaiter, daughter
of a railroad engineer. *f
John Brown was arrested at Des Moines,
wanted at Council Bluffs for bigamy. In
formation was filed by his •wife a month
ago, but Brown had disappeared, but was
Walter Wray, the 10-year-old son of Wil
liam Wray, living near Sloan, was crushed
to death. He was driving a team of horses,
but being unable to hold them they ran
away. The wagon striking an obstruction
overturned upon the lad, crushing him so
badly that he soon died.
A gang of negroes tried to run the town
of Spencer recently. Fifty shots were fired
in the race war. Five negroes are now in
jail. Great excitement prevails among the
people and threats of lynching are in
dulged in. The negroes were tramps, and
toot possession ofthe town with the inten
tion of looting it.
Mrs. Mary Marks swore out a warrant a*
Des Moinas, for the arrest of W Culbert
son, on the charge ot rape. Mrs. ilarks is
married and lives in bouth Des Momes.
Recently Bhe visited her sister, Mrs Culbert
son, at Runnels, Iowa. She returned to the
city as soon as able and swore out the in
Two prostitutes, Florence Winters and
Lora Waldron, attacked Tom O'Day, an
attorney at Sioux City, who has been filing
informations against prostitutes and who
is charged with blackmailing them They
beat him severely over the head and face
with horsewhips, and when he started to
run pelted him with egga.
The four children of Mrs. Eckenbach
were burned at Missouri Valley. They
were sleeping upstairs. Their mother tried
to nil a lighted gasoline stove and an ex
plosion followed. She threw the stove down
stairs and ran down herself to extinguish
flames. The fire spread and before
help arrived the house" -was a mass of
flames. The bodies of the children were
burned to a crisp.
DUCKS AS CARRIERS.
A British OTficer Advocate Train
ing Them forth Service.
Major Mlatt, who is himself a prac
tical pigeon-flyer, states that the Ital
ians employ pigeons very consider
ably in the Mediterranean in connec
tion with their ships of war. The
French also use them regularly and
systematically in the Mediterranean
during their naval maneuvers. This
officer, however, is of the opinion that
if we are going to use birds to fly over
water for naval purposes, ducks would
be better than pigeons, because when
a duck gets tired he drops and sits on
the water until he is rested, and then
gets up again. Ducks, moreover, can
fly by night, while pigeons cannot.
Major AUatt thinks that seagulls
might be trained also for message
Major AUatt warns us against some
stories regarding long flights by
trained pigeons which have been put
forth on hi^h authority. It was at
hia suggestion that an apocryphal tale
of pigeons sent out to and returning
from the Arctic regions, which he has
imposed upon Yarrell, was ex
punged from the last edition of that
writer's '-British Birds." An equally
false account of a pigeon flying 150 0
miles in America is also extantT
Major AUatt believes the greatest
distance pigeons have flown of which
we have any accurate record is in the
races which have taken place two or
three times from Rome to Belgium, a
distance of between 80 0 and 90 0
miles. But in every one of these cases
a very large proportion of the birds
have been lost.
SOME FAMOUS HYMNS.
Their Authors Forced to Live
der the Veil of Obscurity,
It seems a singluar fact that ap
parently nothing in a literary way
will relegate a writer to oblivion so
surely as to be the author of a world
Take a tew instances:
Nearly every one has heard or
sung the line of "Shall we/gather at
tlie river?" and yet how many know
even the name of the author, much
lese the fact that he ia living?
The writer is the Rev. Robert Low
ry, D. D., a resident of Plainfield, N.
In Richmond, III., lives Dr. S. Fill
more Bennett. how many is tho
name famaliar, yet to whom is his
familiar church song, "The Sweet
and By," nob known?
In the Interior of New York State
lives Mrs. Annie Sherwood Hawks,
who wrote those famed lines of I
Need Thee Every Hour."
Hardly known and never recognized
on the streets of New York as she
walks out is Fanny Crosby, the
author of countless hymns, among
them the famoua one, "Safe th
Arms of Jesus."
lb is odd that the veil of obscurity
should seem to be the inevitable re
ward of those whose pens have given ,.
us the hymns which have brought
consolation and joy to so many