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a I f. ti«v I BUTLER'S BETRAYAL e following article from the South n Mercury, a Populist paper pub 's Ved at Dallas, Texas., was printed '\iarcb 29, but It has a direct bear- !V0n the fusion situation as it now wts Butler has been laid out as IVted States senator and Towne has m' down the curtain on the Sioux [•"all's farce by withdrawing from the ti ket The article is as follows: correspondent sends the Mercury marked copy of the New York World Villaining what purports to be an rviev« with Marian Butler on his 'irn ft'0111 the moetin8 of the There will not be two t'lB this The nominees of the Democrats fnr president and vice president will the nominees of the entire fusion Low-the Populist, the Free Silver Republicans and the Democrats. Here Is the plan of harmony: •The Populists and Silver Republi cans will nominate Bryan for pres' dent Then, to satisfy the middle-of the-road faction, a "dummy" candidate for vice president will be put up. A dMinct understanding will be had be forehand with the "dummy"_He is t- bP withdrawn after the Democrats have had their convention, in favor of the Democratic nominee. To avoid any misunderstanding, the managers of the Populist convention will arrange to notify their nominees for president „n,j v |Cp president aft*r the Democrats have nominated their ticket. "It is asserted there will he a gen eral understanding between the Popu list managers and the leaders ^of the Bryan forces ts to the platform. Yet there are so-called "mid-roan Populists" In Texas who would commit Texas Populists to this program. But the game will not work. EPIGRAMS OF COL. GRUBER. Colonel "Abe" Gruber was the prin cipal speaker at the noon meeting held the other day in New York City under the auspices of the Commercial Travel ers' McKinley and Roosevelt club. These are some of the things Colonel Gruber said: "The Republican part}' has crucified the silver heresy and put upon labor a crown of employment and good wages. "The eccentric political economy of Bryan could thrive somewhat four years ago, when times were really bad. Since then experience has demon strated tl^e unwisdom and time has covered It with mildew and death. A sick man will try a patent medicine which a healthy man would not look at. "We cannot place confidence in a po litical party which every four years has anew paramount issue, like the store keeper who has new bargains. The Democratic party would give us a cheap necktie in the hope of making us pay dear for a suit of clothes. "In 1892 the people went on a poli tical jamboree. In 1S9( they took for their nerves a Republican bromo seltzer. It cured them .and they don't intend to get drunk again. "It is said that Bryan should get our votes because he has the courage of his convictions. If he still believes in 16 to 1 he is mentally unfit to be Presi dent. "Mr. Bryan does not believe In bi metallism. He believes in a depreci ated dollar. He would have six inches make one foot, one and a half feet one yard, and one pint equal a quart." When Mr. Gruber mentioned Mr. Crotoer half a dozen voices cheered. "That's right." said the orator, "al ways put nice thing3 on a man's tomb stone." W here ttte charges come FROM. The Beacon Light, a Populist paper published at Yankton, makes the fol lowing pointed remark regarding the Populist superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Yankton: "When Governor Lee saw Dr. Ross beastly drunk the evening fol lowing the convention, if he had is sued an official call demanding Ross's removal in the interests of purity in officials and the protec tion to the unfortunate iomates it would have meant four thousand votes to him for Congress that no man can get in South Dakota who carries a whitewash brush.'' The same paper in its issue of Au gust io continues its attack as fol lows: I desire a written or sworn state ment from every man or woman Ross has mistreated at the asylum, and such positive evidence as each knows of his corruption. If he hus tried to buy or bribe you, I want you to swear to it if necessary. Let the whole world know the class of man a few thimble-rig politicians are holding up. The campaign is conducting Itself in leisurely a manner as the grocery delivery clerk where there is a pretty kitchen girl. Keep a-cryln* 'bout the army, The navy, an' all that A-hopin' that the voters Will fergit where they are at. Git paramount issues An' inarch 'em all about But the silver plank '11 fix y®, Ft 38 6o»1 watch out —•Buffalo News. OF THE POPULISTS na" liimal committee at Lincoln. It out- s what is undoubtedly the plans of v fusloiilst leaders, and should serve i warning to genuine Populists to Hve nothing whatsoever to do with »hp Sioux Falls sideshow. Washington. Feb. 25— If th"re had bPen two tails to the fusion kite f_ i89R I believe the fusion forces would have been successful, said Chair man Butler of the Populist national Dimmit tee to a World correspondent (nnleht Bv this Senator Butler meant that either Sewall or Watson was a "ritad" weight. A CAMPAING LIE EXPLODED. Dubuque, Io., Aug. 4, 1900.—-To the Editor: In the Dubuque Herald of Saturday, July 21. 1900, is to be found the following: SALESMEN ARE FOR BRYAN. They Send Kinkly Greeting and Prom ise of Support. "A Lincoln, Neb., dispatch says the first visible evidence Mr. Bryan has re ceived of the support of traveling men came with the visit of Mr. J. M. Keru. of Baltimore, Md., representative ot' a house that employs 367 salesmen. At a recent dinner given to these sales I men their preferences were taken as their personal choice for president, an 1 upon a roll call it was found that 351 of those present were for Bryan and 6 for McKinley. The result was so I pleasing to the salesmen that they s-e Uected Mr. Kern to visit Mr. Bryan to offer the greetings of the traveling salesmen of Baltimore. Mr. Kern al so assured Mr. Bryan that do per cent of the traveling salesmen of the coau try will be identified this year"— (whatever that means.) Considerable more follows in the ar ticle, but the above is sufficient for my 1 purpose. I Believing it to be a campaign hot air 'story, I wrote to Hon. B. F. Parlett, I collector of internal revenue. Balti more, Md., and gave him a synopsis of the above statement and asked him to i have the kindness to investigate this I man Kern and see whether the Du buque Herald or Mr. Kern were tdling the truth. As a reply to my letter, I jhave received this morning from Mr. Parlett the following: "Concerning the subject of our cor|nixing respondence relative to the misrepre sentations of a certain Kern, I beg to hand you herewith a letter from th° secretary of the Republican state cen tral committee, Mr. Henry F. New. in regard to his investigation of the mat ter. Mr. New is a gentleman of in tegrity and regarding very highly both commercially and politically, and his sense of honor would permit him to make no statements which are not based on the actual facts as found by him. Very respectfully. —B. P. Parlett." Mr. Henry F. New, secretary of the Republican state central committer whose office is at No. 45, North Calvert street, Baltimore, Md., writes a letter which completely explodes the hot air balloon which was recent started by the Herald and is as follows: "In reply to your request of the 26th ult., permit me to say that I have made the matter one of personal interest, be lieving, as I did from the first, that the statement contained in the publish ed article was an express falsehood— in plain words, a campaign lie. "My position for many years as pres ident of the Wholesale Grocers' asso ciation, of Maryland and vicinity, ena bles me to get certain informat'on which is unquestionable. I can assure you that there is not a house in Balti more that employes 357 salesmen on the road and inside, and by the secre tary of the Commercial Travelers' Pro tective association I am informed that the house having the largest number of salesmen in the city has only forty salesmen on the road and about the same number of salesmen, bookkeep ers, clerks and boys on the inside. This house has in its employ one John M. Kern, a traveling salesman, who is an enthusiastic Democrat, but travels on lly through the eastern shore of Mary land and Virginia. "The statement that a dinner was re cently held in Baltimore which was at tended by the 357 salesmen cannot b? traced or located, and I am sure was pictured by an enthusiast who was in spired by the sight or presence of the great 16 to 1 Bryan. "My intercourse wfth tne financial and commercial interests of the city assure me that they are almost unani mously in favor of McKinley Recent statements as published in the dally press by the Hon. Lloyd Jackson, who four years ago directed the campaign in the state for Bryan, and by ex-May or Davidson and ex-Mayor F. C. La trobe who served the city as mayor for seven terms, that they would this year support McKinley, and predct large majorities, cle'irly indicate-, the drift of the sentiment in favor of the reelection of McKinlej. "Should you desire any further in formation I shall le glad to furnish it upon request. Yours very truly, »__Henry, F. New, Secretary. It is reallv pitiful to notice ths ex treme straits that our Democratic friends see mto be driven to, but when thev attempt to deal in such wholesale stories as that which was published ir the Dubuque Herald Saturday. July _L I think thev should be called down, and I am pleased to have been able to sift this storv to its foundation and have proven it to be a fabrication pure and "7 was a traveling man for twenty years myself and no one can make me Ueve that as a class they h.v.'» little sense as at. the present tim want to vote for W. J. Bryan, or any of his kind. Yours very truly, _j. w. Patterson. It is not Mr. Bryan's intention to talk very much this year abotit thesu^ fering of our own people. He will go out among the Islands of the sea in search of grief worthy of his old and saddest speeches. The Bryan train is off again WiTh throttle open wide, And silver whistle shrieking loud To all who wish to ride But tho' she's on the downward graa® Her engineer will find She'll hardly make the.n™® With two tenders on behind. —White Lake Wave. Rrvan is keeping very still now, but a little later he will be as talkative as I art*, fighter with a broken arm. I IMPERIALISM—WHAT IS IT. Imperialism may serve as a cam paign scarecrow, but before the harvest of votes is garnered next November, the people will recognize that it is but a thing of straw. Imperialism presupposes an empire, and the magnificent domain over which our banner flies is imperial In its beauty, in its products and in its extent. Such a wealth of hill, moun tain, plain and prairie, such an abund ance of crystal lakes and such a n-t work of commerce-bearing rivers were never before bestowed upon any pr-o pie. Every state is an empire every county is a principality, for which, as true Americans, we are proud, and for "which, as Christians, recogniz'.n? God as the God of nations, we should be deeply grateful. Imperialism, if it means anything the Democracy would have the peop'e believe, implies an emperor, a dynas y a throne, a crown and a scepter. This i feature of imperialism, by no stretch of partisan misrepresentation, can eve." i be charged against our candidate for i the presidency. He was the chofce of I the people: he was honestly elected in a constitutional manner and has ba,'n so loath to oppose the wUl of the peo pie. as expressed by legislation enacted by congress, that in the four years of his administration he has vetoed buf four bills. He will serve his two term as many other good presidents, both Democratic and Republican, have done and will then give way to his succes sor, chosen as he was chosen, by the free votes of a sovereign people. The partisan accusation of imperial ism. when translated into plain every day English, in the light of the htstorv made during the brilliant adminHtra tion of President McKinlev, is simrdv this: The Republicans declire that i' is their policy not to blindly abmdo" the islands transferred from SpaHsb to American sovereignty by the treat of Paris. The Democracy, so far as i has a policy, would have the mister nation builder of the world abandon't. plain duty, furl our triumphant flT and hunt an easy future rather than working future. Puerto Ri~o rpcosr the fact that she cannot stan alone, does not wish to hecom° an in dependent power, and the onlv thin" possible is for the United St-»t»s to continue its sovereignty, which Is Re publican, or to Invite Spain to re-*nt'T the western hemisphere and commenc anew her policy of m'srule. of robb"ry and extortion from which we have de livered Cuba. The same is as true of the Philip pines as of Puerto Rico. Will the Tem ocrats dare to fix a date for the pva nation of either? Thev are under the flag of the republic and there they wi'i remain. The people will learn that imperia Ism, as employed by the Democrats means that they would have the conn trv shirk its duty, turn its back on destiny, count all bloodshed as lost furl the flag and withdraw its prot°c tion from people who need it today more than ever before In all their his tory. ,, The charge of imperialism, when properly translated, means duty. And the party of Lincoln, of Grant, of Har rison. and of McKinley, is willing to be charged with doing its dutv no mat ter how hard that duty may be. LOANING MONEY TO ENGLAND. During the campaign of UWC the country was Informed by the Demo cratic spellbinders that the I niter States was in the power of the "money trust of England." In Lombard street so it was said, sat the fat old financial spiders in whose webs the people of this countrv were already struggling like captured flies. If the Republicans ^-pre successful, it was confidently as serted. the United States would be re duced to the condition of a vassal na tion, unable to spend a dollar without first' making arrangements with thr "Old Ladv of Threadneedle Street." Four vears after this terrifyin? prophecv England, with several war® on its overburdened hands, finds itse4f in need of raising $Srt.oO0.00 to cove'" its extraordinary military expenses. Ir an instant, four United States banking firms offer to subscribe for the ent.ir loan. In other words, instead of beinr in the power of the mythical English money trust." the financiers of thr United States at the close of four years of Republican administration are able to help England out of a financial hole to the exteot of fifty millions of dol lars Instead of being a assal nation" this country finds itself in the position of a creditor nation, able not only to feed the world but to loan vast sums of money to Its less fortunate col leagues in the sisterhood of states. The reasons why the Eastern finan ciers are anxious 'to get the English loan are also interesting. The credit of the United States is so good at the present time and there is so much monev in the country that people with funds to loan can get larger interest by going across the water for borrow ers. United States bonds sell at a pre mium, while consols are offered at 98 When the nations of the world go to war they are forced to come to Chicng^ to get provisions to feed their armi°s: intimes of peace they are largely de pendent. upon the United States for the staff of life. Every year the exports of American manufacturers grow larger, and now it appears that as a financial center this country is coming to be de pended upon by Russia, which has just arranged for a loais, by Logland, and by all the powers. If the critical and destructive states men of the Democratic party can find anv comfort in the situation they are to "be congratulated.—Chicago Tribune, Aug. 5. Democratic Manager: "I am glid you have arranged a deal with the Pop ulists in your locality. What terms did vou make with them?" Subordinate Committeeman—"Well, we gave them the platform and the candidates, and they let us call it the Democratic ticket." FAITH IN THE GERMANS. This talk of the Germans deserting the gold standard and supporting Bry an with his free silver heresies, simply on account of the alleged imperialistic policy of the administration. Is all bosh. The German people stood like a rock, they were a veritable stone wall four years ago, and they absolutely re fused to let anyone tamper with the stability of our system of government by debasing our currency. The Ger mans are free to criticise, which is their right, but they are above all things, patriotic: they are good busi ness men. and as such they know full well the disastrous results which would follow Bryan's election, de-p te the statements emanating from Demo cratic sources that a Republican sen ate could defeat free silver by blocking legislation of such a character. The hue and cry raised about mili tarism will fall flat long before the campaign is well under way. When comparisons are made between the army of the United States and that of other countries, and the percentage of the popu'ation involved is plainly cited the claims of our Democratic brethren will be nullified by force of their own argument. The president has said that this country will never strike a blow for the acauisition of territory, but will defend the American citiaen, and his rights in any part of the world. When the people discov er that fewer than 1 per cent of the population of this nation is represent ed in the army, the militarism scare will nrove a bugaboo and react against the Democracy. BRYANISM A NERVOUS DISEASE. Is Bryanism a political faith, or is it a disorder like nervous prostration, for which time and a proper exercise of the will are the only certain cure? We should like to belKve that it is the former, because if it were a political faith it would involve sincerity of pur pose, a decent regard for the facts of history, a lofty concern for the welfare and honor of the country, and a loyal adherence to some principle of govern ment concerning which sane men may reasonably differ. Stripped of its eixentricities, if it were truly a matter of conviction with its follower?, there would still be something left in its es sential qualities concerning which even its opponents would have to ad mit the value. There would be some thing in its creed to save it from utter and everlasting condemnation by the earnest mind seeking honestly for a solution of existing political problems. How does Bryanism stand such a test as this? Stripped of its vagaries, what is the residuum that men of a normal condition of mind can poasibly claim to represent any sterling principle, which should become a potential fac tor in the administration of the affairs of the United States? It would require a genius greater than that of Sherlock Holmes to find it. The eye that could detect the needle in the hay stack would be powerless to ferret out this saving quality, and for the simple rea son that it does not exist—Harper's Weekly. BRYAN AND CTCERO—AN OBJECT LESSON. To the Editor of the New York Sua: Bryanism and the bane it Implies—an unsound monetary basis—had its pro totpye in ancient Rome. It flouris'iei under the republic and its natural ef fect is vividly set forth in a do*en clean-cut words by Tully In book III, chapter 2(1 of the instructions to his son Mark: "Jactabatur enim temporibua ilis nummus sic, ut nemo posset scire, quid haberet." (At that period the value and rate of money had become so inconstant that nobody could be cer tain how much he was worth.* Our informant goes on to say that by common consent of the Tribunes and the Praetors an edict was passed es tablishing a just ratio and appointing a penalty for transgression. We are left in conjecture as to tho adequacy of the edict to remedy the evil with which the Roman govern ment was obliged to cope because it had permitted itself to become inocu lated with Bryanism. As to the case before our voters this fall the old saw applies: "An ounce of prevention," etc. Let those infatuated with the pet scheme of their political Nebraska Moses make pause and reflect that like causes produce like results. In all ages, the world over. Let them desist, from further efforts to inflict on our coun try a debased currency, of which, if es tablished, no man may foresee the dire and far-reaching consequences. —Augustus Liebold. Allentown, Pa., July 16. EXPORTS OF FARM PRODUCTS. Exports of Domestic Products have been as follows: Fiscal Year. Amount. 159 0 1626,430.259 1591 1S The following farm products were higher In price on July 1, 1900, than on the same date in 1899: Wheat, corn, barley, hogs, horses, milk, tobacco, beef, pork, haoon, hams, lard, butter, lemons, cheese, beans, pea-s. wool, flax, hay, raisins. McKinley prosperity stays with the farmer. Was it "militarism" when McKinley mustered out the army of the unem ployed? 642,311.713 -j t^99 779.334.360 1S Q3 .' 597,516 (450 94 6d9.213.84S ItfV 532.92,651 18 96" 534,692,374 1897.', 649.421,292 Iggg 804.HI'S,581 1899 719.S09.076 190 0 765,351.798 The articles whose values are includ ed in the above table are cattle, hogs, provisions, breadstuffs, eottco and mineral oils. Near'v all are farm pro ducts, and farmers will notice that the exports were less during the last Dem ocratic administration, than during the preceding and following Republican administrations. Why go back to De mocracy The chief cause for criticism agninst the temporary settlement of the Cana dian dispute is that our secretary of state, in effecting a compromise, did not force Canada to make all the con cessions. The announcment Is made from Washington that Gov. Roosevelt will make a few speeches in South Dakota this fall. The people of the state will thus be given a chance to see and hear this "tin soldier" who was fighting for his country while Mr. Pettigrew was plotting against it. Li Rung Chang probably never knew before that in the desk of American diplomacy there are on «nergeno)r at least five acaa OLIVER (MI'TI HED, Will Trove a Hrrlnaa lliovr to the Boer*. London, Aug. 29.—The following dis patch was sent to-day by Lord Rob erts, dated Belfast. Sunday: "Engaged the enemy the greater part of the day over a perimeter of nearly thirty miles. Littleton's divis ion and two brigades of cavalry, all under Buller, operated southwest of Dahnanutha. French, with two brig ades of cavalry, moved northwest of Belfast, driving the enemy to Le kenvly, on the Belfast-Lydenburg road. As soon as French reached Le kenvly I'ole-Carew advanced from Belfast in support. The enemy in con siderable strength opposed Buller's and Pole-Carew's advance. He brought three Long Toms and many other guns and pom-poms (quick-firing guns into action. The firing, until dark, was hot and persistent. Buller hopes his casualties will not exceed forty. Pole Carew has not yet reported. The Boers are making a determined stand. They have a large number of guns: the country is difficult and well suited to their attack and less accessible to cav alry than we have hitherto worked over." Gen. Olivier Captnred. The war office has received the fol lowing from Lord Roberts: "The Boers have been beaten back by Biuce Hamilton at Winburg. Gen. Olivier has been captured." The text of Lord Roberts' dispatch announcing the capture of Gen. Olivier shows that three of Olivier's sons also were captured in the attack which tha Boers made from three sides on Win burg. Lord Roberts adds that Gen. Olivier was "the moving spirit among the Boers in the southeast portion of the Orange Colony during the war. nrltinh Cn»naltien Small. Wiring from Belfast to-day Lord Roberts says: "Our casualties Sunday were wonderfully few considering the heavy firing and the number of hours we were engaged. Buller estimates his at two killed and twenty-four woun ded. His troops had to bivouack where theyf stopped after darkness fell and accurate returns are as yet impos sible. The casualties of the force ope rating north of Belfast were one killed and thirty-four wounded." Boers I^one Heavily. During Gen. Buller's recent attack, according to the Daily Mail's corres pondent at Lourenzo Marques, the Boers lost heavily. Half of th" gunners of the Pethel commando were killed as well as its commander. Commandant von Dalwif, a cousin of Herr Krupp. "A council of war of the Boers at Machadodorp," says the correspondent, "has decided against the advice of Commandant General Botha to return to the original plan of retiring on Lydenberg." Former President Steyn and Commandant Delarrey are report ed to have had an interview with Kruger last Saturday at Waterval doner. LOOKS 1« ATITUTI ('HOOKED. Walcott Iel literate I Hl« Flulit With West. New York, Aug. 29. The fight be tween Tommy West and .Toe Walcott, which was the main attraction at the Twentieth Century club in Madison Square Garden, ended in a most pe culiar manner last night. The bout had gone eleven rounds very much in Walcott's favor, as he had punished West very badly about the body and had him in a very weakened condition. When the bell rang for the twelfth round to the surprise of everybody Walcott refused to go on. claiming that he had injured his left arm. Referee Charlie White, suspecting something wrong, insisted on Walcott continuing, but the negro refused. This left White no other alternative but to de clare West the winner. There was quite a large sum of money invested on West and the referee was outspoken as to Walcott's action. He said: "Walcott is not injured. He quit de liverately, and it is my candid opinion that he was actuated in quitting by some dishonest motive. I believe that Walcott was encouraged to act as he did by some person closely connected with him." FITZ Ql'ITS THE RING. Ianuea a Statement VrnionnrlnR Hl» Retirement. New York. Aui?. 29. Robert Fitz simmens last nisht announced his re tirement from the pugilistic ring. He made an ineffectual attempt yesterday to get on a match for the heavy weight championship with James J. Jeffries to take plac before the Horton law expires at midnight next Friday, and last night issued the following statement: "I am through fighting. I will retire from the ring and will not claim the championship from Jeffries. I am ready and on edge to meet him next Friday night as his manager sug gested ten days ago, but as he claims he is In no condition to fight on that night, I am through with him and the ring. Henceforth there will be one man less in the heavy-weight division, for I will go cut with the Horton law." EVKXTS AT MAXIMA. Tnft Cotnm1m*Ionori» Eiillirliteiilnu the Filipino* an to Their I'mver. Manila. Aug. 29. The official report shows the past fortnight's scouting to have had insignificant results. Ty phoid fever is delaying shipping. The United States transport Californian, which sailed from San Francisco July 17, via Honolulu. July 27, for Manila, is now over a week overdue. The United States Philippine commission, in order to explain the new condition, their power and their attitude toward the Filipinos resulting from their as sumption of legislation, are publishing a portion of President McKinley's in structions to themselves. The families of Commissioners Taft and Wright have arrived here. SWEPT BV A STORM. Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 29. A terrible wind and rain storm approaching the violence of a cyclone, swept over a portion of Sedalia yesterday, wrecking a number of business houses, unroof ing a score or more of residences and destroying hundreds of trees. Two persons were seriously injured by falling buildings.. Thousands of dol lars' worth of property in the sur rounding country was destroyed, many fine fields of corn having been blown down. TREATY WITH Etl'.iDOR. Commercial Treaty Advnutnfieoiiil to the tnlted Stnten. San Francisco, Aug. 29.—Gen. Archi bald J. Sampson, United States minis ter to Ecuador, has arrived here after three years' residence at Quito. He says that he has just concluded a reciprocity commercial treaty with tha Ecuadorian government decidedly ad vantageous to the United States. Wine will be especially fostered under the treatv. Wine is in excellent de mand and flour is $25 per 100 pounds. This excessive price is due to the hign import duties and the fact that ail supplies have to be packed to the city of Quito over a trail 135 miles up into the Andes and to an altitude of $10, 000 feet. ______ BIG ELEVATOR BIR*E» Tlllrty Tliottwntul Bushels of "Wlient l.oMt—HtiliaitiK Wort It Lariinore. N. I.. Aug. 29.-The Min nesota and Northern elevator at Ar villa, six miles east of here, was totalb destroyed by Are. The building had a capacity of 100,000 bushels and *aS worth $20,000. It contained 3o.OOO bushels of wheat. Fire is supposed to have originated from hot shaft. Towne Open* the CainpalBn. Puluth. Minn., Aug. 29.-The largejt gathering to listen to a political speedh SI "v,r «»embl,d In last evening at the armory *hen Hon. Charles A. Towne opened thi cam paign in a lengthy address in -hUh he replied to the recent speech of GOV. Roosevelt delivered at St. Paul on the occasion of the national convention of the League of Republican clubs., ana arraigned the administration policy In the Philippines. _______ fillip I'lant on th# San Francisco. Aug. 29.-AppUcation has been made by the Rlsdon iron works for space on the watei ro near the Risdon plant for a aLi Cro»*e Man Killed I» La Crosse, Wis.. Aug. great floating dry dock, which is intendel to be the largest of Its kind on the coast and one of the best in the wortd. Tte« company promises to compete with the V,2n iron works for government work. isold Colored Oleo—Aeaoltteil. Winona, Minn.. Aug. 29,-The state dairy and food commission ha" kst the case it brought against Butcher J. F. Lang, charged with selling oieomarga rine contrary to law in that th was colored to represent butt« r. Th d,tense was that the oleo was soW for what it was and that there was no attempt to evade the law. 29.—Hans OK son for years one of the foremen of Sawver it" Austin's mill, who m^ed Bonner, Mont., to work for ivilv, was killed by the cars. No.par ticulars of his death have been re ceived. He leaves a wife and son. Winona Seminary Openlnsr. "Winona, Minn.. Aug. 29. The fall term at the Winona seminary will open on Sept. 11. The faculty has been strengthened by the addition of Miss Fannie Losey of La Crosse as teacher of the violin in the musical department. nnahtnK Work on the Break^ateT Two Harbors. Minn., Aug. ell & Mitchell of Marquette, Mich^, who have the contract for extending the government breakwater here have a large force of men and two tugs and two scows at work and are pushing It. Reftlded Here Forty Four A'bert Lea. Minn., Aug. JS.-Josepft Dennis Dudley is dead at his home in this citv of paralysis. He was seventy-. Ave v»r. if age a»d ha.l n-.i.led In Freeborn county since 1856. He leaves a wife and five grown-up children. The St. Croix Overflown It» Bank*. Osceola. Wis., Aug. 29. The St. Croix river has rapidly risen from the recent rains of the past week until It is now out of its banks, and traffic from the Minnesota side by team U abandoned at the present time. Drowned "While BatbinHf. Alexandria. Minn.. Aug. 29.—Ernest Nelson, eleven years old. was drowned in Lake Cowdry while bathing. He stepped into a deep hole. The body was recovered. He was a son of G. J. Nelson of this village. Board of Charltle* and Correction*. Winona, Minn.. Aug. 29.—The annual convention of the state board of cor rections and charaties will be held here Oct. 1-3. Gov. Llnd has sent word that he will attend and will make and address. Smallpox at el.Sneor. Le ^ueui Minn., Aug. 29.—The Bec ond case of smallpox has appeared. The authorities have taken every pre caution all persons exposed have been quarantined and the people are not alarmed. Enihe».*Ier Paroled. Sioux Citv, Iowa, Aug. 29.—Myron B. Spencer, who embezzled $6,500 from the Barber Asphalt company and who was sent to prison last January for five years, has been paroled by Gov. Shaw. Killed l»y Trampi. Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 29.—Four fjoboes insulted two young girls in th«» outskirts of the town last evening. An old colored drayman named Williams went to the rescue when two of the tramps shot him to death with revol vers. A posse is in pursuit. Failed to Commit Snicide. Charles City, Iowa, Aug. 29.—West Butterfield, widower, took mercury with suicidal intent because Myrtle Bray, a dishwasher, refused to marry him. Kama* Cltr In DarkneM. Kansas City. Aug. 29.—The city was plunged into darkness at midday, causing lights in stores and offices to be lighted. The phenomena prevailed for half an hour, during which time rain fell in torrents. Much alarm was felt, many people seeking cover "in fear of a tornado. Wom -n and chil daen grouped about crying. BurK'lara *t ttleft, Winona, Minn., Aug. 29.—The store of Posz & Co. at the village of Utiea was entered and a number of pairs of shoes sto!en.