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F-? $ Turner County Herald. HURLEY, D. h. PUBLICLAHI)8. 100,000eachinl880and 1881. The over10,000,000each inl880 and 1881. The oehnK 1 ELECTRIC HEAPLXGHTB. It might have been supposed "fliat one of tho first applications of electric light would have been for use in the headlight of locomotives. The present lights are notoriously inadequate—iudeed, almost useless, while an electric headlight would render night travel as safo as that done by daylight. There are pefmlia/ diffi culties, however', in adapting'any of the -y present methods of producing light by electricity to use on locomotives. Tho jarring and* shaking tp. which they are. constantly subjected would bo fatal to any of tho forms in uee foi lighting buildings, on aocouut of their delicacy. It is not easy to apply tho power of the engine to tbe production of tho elcoiric ity, for that does hot lteep constantly in motion. Tbe vexod problom lias at last' been solved, however, it is stated, by ^omc Anstriau experimenters, who' have pro duced machine that works with com plete success, and lights tho track for a milo nhead as plain Jas daylight. There is no doubt that if this report is not true, tho problom will be solved by some one else. Electric headlights will be in general use before the twentieth, century bogins, CAPITAL PPKI8HMENT. Professor Wayland, \v.hf) is. a sturdy ... opponout of capital,pudiahmout^haH.de livered an nddreja. tfn that snj/j'tct, in which he attempts to thow that I ho corn munity shrinks from hanging murderers, and that in consequence of this general feeling, courts, .-juries and governors' will resort to all §tr|s of exotises tip res cue criminals from tho gallows. He takes the two states of Massachusetts and Connecticut, which, as ho says, are fair specimens of our best. civiliza tion," and in the former ho finds that from I860 to 1882 there• tvore 170 per sons tried for murder in the first degree. Of these only twenty-nine'were convict ed as charged. Twelve of these had their sentences commuted, to^mprison -scvifiteei ment for life of^'Miii whoso sentences were not com- THE FLAGS OF CHINA The London Times thus explains the history .'and aigniflanubo of 'the'^two phrases "Black Flags" and "Yellow Flage," occurring constantly in tho cjible news from Tonquin: Tho Taephig re-' bollion broke out in tho province of Kwangsi, and Uter extending ifcrpafa Ohina to within sight of the capital it was finally overcome^ by the joint efforts of tho imperial commanders and of Gen. Gordon. 1^11865 those of the rebels who had oither remained in Kwangsi or who had had the good fortune to escape there were expelled the provinco by the em peror's lieutenantSinnd driven acrpsftho" border iiittf Tonq\ii&r 'Th4yfonnifl a so-' euro placo of refuge in the mountains on either side of the Songcoi Valley, but far froth wishing to exasperate the Chinese authorities they showed a dis Ijosition to act in ^bedidnocfto their %'e hests and to^carry pht_tjfeir jaJ^jects. .In numbers their fighting'men were ot this* period computed at 5,000. At(irst Wat song, said to have been ohWf 'the'prin cipal of Taeping Wang's followers, was the recognized chief of this band of exiles, who were accompanied by their wives rac^T^u|iitea.' 5Tno Annamose troops' 7 wftei refjeatedly sent against theso tronblcsomo and self invited guests, but only to experience defeat and in 1868 thtso Chinese rebels wero in nnquostioned (jossession of the right bank of the Songcoi above the capital. Tho assistance of the Chinese viceroy of the Two Kwung was invoked and accorded with such good results that these assailants were spelled from the low-lying country aud confined to the upper course of the river. A division in the chiefship of the' band came almost at the same moment to give increased effect to the interference of tue Chinese authorities. Watsong died, and two the rate must be revised to get at any thinelike an accurate computation of the^umber o$people in* the United Staipk. Between 1870 imd 1880 the grofrfh of population,was 30 per cens or3 lucent* yea|| Of this'80 '•per'-Centj-2Bi waff%nc to the natural W. C. BRO WNvTP a. growth, and the remaining 7} to immi gration. This gave three quarters, per cent, per year at the rate of increase due solely to immigration. On that ba- Tables made op «t- tUp general land Offico from tlie complete returns from all "™""J ""•"•ts'miuu. W" the government-land- offices mhowtbHt -®?»the-ptaaent. population of the .conn. oioluHivc of Indian ^and^, the^ujioiiut of would be about 54.500.000. Darinc publio d6moi£ dilpoBccfof 10,035,683 aorcs, against 1__ 000,000 the previousyeaVi ~anrt^-4ititie-|-™~ ut oi & 10,035,683 aorcs, against less than 14,- b« foreigue« 000,000 the previous:yearj"an3^^We- £®jw£M6* 9f«dor L- r. oon tor tne new league, which will have chiefs wpie elected^in hp jBtetfi,, BATES OF OHOWTH. i"": The tide of immiorntiiin into this tide of immigration C0nntr^ ie.80j vfvst that a few tlu»88»i0fB,inttkfes-Wr^' sion on the rate of increase of the popu lation. For the past four years, how eyeri lbere hjo been muuli more than havo landed on our ahores, as have been lost. the nine yearB pre- w-~ww*^VjSJV" u° J1 a 1 thy timber' culture act, against 2,5(56,680 serea in 1881. The rest was disposed Qf. hy cash ajilesj- pub lic auction, pre-emption en(ry,Tinder descrt land act, niinpfal lajjil. act DCrea8e 4 thnt- amount disposed 6f lastye^r' e*oeui| •the rjte^onl6t 3.8 p^r cent, and on the agfpregnte for. the four yeata 1875-78i P1? population now is Of t.Ki\ nmrmnf. /lianAon/t nf iiiof «.»«« not far from 56,000,000, Of the amount disposed of lust year 8,171,794 acres wore taken under the 'V: homes toft act, against G,348,045 (he previous year, 3,103.333 acres were token under ha8 r^ed This increase ha disposed 6f. last year' e*oet*ls j0-.nP5t?t 3.8 p^r cent, and on of the 8th. In the raolee throe were killed out- The periodicity of these changes in the rate of growth is an interesting phenom enon. Carefully compiled statistics show that- there ore three well-marked Howl tides of immigration in this coun- largely ro me lannno oi IB4Y in Ireland SPORTING. THE late Commodore Vanderbilt's fa vorite bay- tnaro, Daisy Burns, 2:29, died a few days ago, aged tivcnty-eight jeare. .... ADIN iliiiXAMen, Bbut committed uuioide. In twenty-six Smith fourth time 4:41 £. cases verdicts of murder in the second Providence, It 1., hns.purcliared the chestnut mare Kitty Patchen, by Jeb Steward (full brother to Lady Stout), dam the dam of Billy Scott, for 85,000. OTro DIBCKMANN hos challenged any amateur in the Mississippi Valley Row ing Association for a thb race, distance 200 yurds, for a gold medal and the championship of the association. GEOKOE HosMF.ii/tbe winner of the professional sculling race at Newark, lias deposited $200 with tbo Clipper as evidence of his willingness to row Court nay for $2,000, three miles, with a turn. PjBESsy. -the son of tho inventor of the Amorioan Star, won first prize at Boston on the 1st, in the hill-climbing The Gonesee Bi degree wero/endered. Iu Coonootiput, Rochester/ N. Y.,' on the 1st, were close during tho period jbotpeeh l^DO 'and ly contested, The ton-mile race re 1880, niuety-BeyBn"" p3r8o&r we'ro t^ied shltdd as -follows: Harper first, Fried man second, Schafer third time by miles, 3:37i, 7:05, 11:16, 15:07?,, 19:07, 23.r„ for murder in the first degreo. Thirteep were couvicted of this offense in six of tho cases thasentence prsm commfltird tp imprisonment foclifd seven woi^lianged forty-two Wfere (^njiotedj of ^mjarder jb the second degree, seven were acquitted on the sole ground of insanity. During the same period, in New Havon County, the nurtU^c of trialss forJmUrder in the first degree waa^ twcuiy-itlireo. In one case the sentonce was committed to im prisonment fpr life, t\yo were hasged ,e club8 racog ftt .l 1:03, 27:001,.,31:01, 34:55, 33:37}. SOME pigeons owned in Mackeysport atad Jersey City'Heights,N. J., ore being trained almost to the limit of'endurance, with the purpose of making a record of 500 miles before the oldest in the entry is six months out of the nest. The best record made so^ar^iaj 203 miles at tho rato of 1,029 yards jrtoinute. THE professional sculling match, at Philadelphia on the 1st, distance three miles, between. P. A,.""Halt and James insanity nrne wore convicted of murder by Halt by six lengtliH in 22:19. The in tho socoLd degree. Tsecond race, distance three miles, which O O a be an el a an an nna'jolm C' uuivi vnuiutnu^u Glenu, was won by the latter in 25:31. -THE National Association of Trotting Horse breeders announce two new sweep stakes—tho New Discovery Btakes for thre9-y«ir-plds^ foals oJL 1880, and the Late Discovery stakes for four-year-olds, foals of 1879. Both aro opened only to hordes that have never been entered, mafohed or trotted in a race. Nomina tions close September 13th. The races will.be trotted October 2d, 3d and 4th, at Hartford. THB relative standing of the leaene 7th was as follows: clubs at the close of tho games on The Z'^reafe'ds^d^ a a a XT 5 a ST 9 3. A a Club*. S 1 4 1 0 a 2. 5 S a Chicago & s- •e D* •o ST a fi 0 7 6 '7 Providcnce 0 8 9 51 84 __ 4 0 6 9 9 11 51 85 Cleveland 7 7 9 9 CO 84 3 7 7 4 7 7 14 49 83 Buffalo ft 5 0 6 7 8 7 44 83 NewiYork I 5 1 7 4 5 11 40 Si Detroit .7.'... .. 5 2 -5 4 5 Tt 8 3^ 84 'i Philadelphia. 3 2 0 4 3 3 Ifi 85 Games Joat........ 33 :h 34 34 39 44 49 69 330 672 THB third annual amateur regatta at Greenwood Lake, N. Y., on the 7th, re sulted JAS follows: The pair-oared gig race was"won by Williain Moore and C. Dempsey, of Newark, N. time, 12 minutes 5'2 seconds. The senior singles was won by J. J. Murphy, of Boston, who defeated Morse, of Nassau, and Pilkington, of the Metropolitans time, 10:26, The pair-oared shell race was a walkover. The fonr-oared junior shell race was won by tte Eurekas, of New ark Pioneers, of New York, second time, 11:20. The six-oared gig race was won by the Metropolitans, of New York Tritons second time, 11:39}. one byj ^ho:si}ppo|t(of~ii ^ority of, the base the original followers of fhe Taoninfffi. ball nlflVPTR in flin nrcoAnf laanmn nn/l the original followers of fhe Tacpingp, the other by those who had joined Wat song in the hope of plunder or from the desire to elude the pursuit of justice. The breaking up of the association was ^sb^fchica made the more complete by the adoption go and Indianapolis. In addition it is ./ uuu luduiaapoiu. in addition it ib of different eusigns^and while^thoBe4% fCxpected that,. St. Louis and-Cincinnati oS^htSiroua^Jifa^retauiod c'nbfWilf.^e je|5eeeiited at tbe''meeting fll* Ai. Allnifofl f/l .TamAd .Tanlranti Vn... alluded to. James tfackson, of favor rot' ah the black flag," the rest, anxious for the safety of their families, and willing oiation" to come to terms with thejjijlhoritjes both of Annam and China aifo^ted^ thl yellow flag" as their token. York, twenty c' A NEW base ball association, to be known as the American League of symptoms tnose or poisoning. Wesley Professional Base Ball Clubs, has been «gea NEWS IN BRIEF. *r-. nariate lHtuMcr. A Koriregian teasel was sank in the Eagluih ,"u u- Cbumel on the lStl penons were drowm cr'»S!knt^S^^ try, aggregating altogether about twenty People at and near Tolon ye^uri^g whioh there have^ome to this ^country two-thirds of the entire discovered in the neighborhood nui^bor "of' foreigners landed on our shores. There are causes operating on both tides of the water which increase and retard the flow. For instance, the nine years heretofore referred to com prehended a period of financial depres sion here which greatly hindered immi gration. Since then our increasing pros perity, and the chance offerod for stoody employment, have had their effect in induaing tl^e unprecedented flow of tho past 'four years. On the other side, periods of famine and disaster naturally lead many to turn their oyes to America, and the presence of military conscrip tion, although continuous, has an in creased effect at certain times. One of the great waves of immigration was due largely to the famine of 1847 in Ireland a colIiBion. Twelve Chlnetie nob l.aw. A mob at Canton, China, burned tbe dwell ings and warehouses of several Enropean mer chants on tbo Ulb, and great consternation exists among tbe foreign residents of Uie city. All Out. about 54,500,000. During SSrS Wai" fast Jour )y ears, hOwaver, $.514,794 wbichoomplotea tha list of those supposed to cowboy# Killed. it a re he an us 'I be Panama Canal Roea Mow. Dispntches ou the 12th repoi that work on the Panama Canal i* proRressing very slowly. Tho machinery is inadequate and fevers aro making appalling inroads on the working force. Economical (iaa. People at and near Tolono, III., are lighting ill fit. #. A l.ouff Senion. Tbo New Hampshire legislature adjourned sine die on tho morning of tho 15th after the longost Session in tbe history of tbe state. It will require about $100,000 to settle tho per diem oi the membors. Oil in Colorado. A giant oil striko was made at Canon City, Colo., on tho morning of tbo 12th. On reach ing tbo sand in tbe Cassady well tbo oil rose to a groat height. The people are wild Kith ex citement. lie Hot I,ell. A colorod prisoner in j.iil at Allendale. 8. 0., fired tbo structure on the night of the llih, in the hope of escaping during the excitement. His calculations wore amiss, boweror, as be died miserably in the flames, The Police Were on Hand. Three burglars secured cash and commercial papers to tho value of over $3,000 by opening a andto-thepoliticaldisturbancesthrough- ^L^lcd a •po^eman^o'^lnrtt®^!^ out all Europe of the year that followed, Just now there ia nothing besides our Jail general' state of prosperity, the burden tim on^Hnrfni0^3!'10 ^aiJ °-.on tbo 9tb, during the aueenco of tho sheriff, and. of standing armies in Europe, and the after drugtmig the servant released two prison chronically unhappy condition of Ireland ££8 to cause any large influx to this country. The rate for tho next year seems likely to be it little smaller than for the past four, but still larger than that imme diately preceding them. Tho popula tion in July, 1884, will bo nearly 58, 000,000. grocery sofoat Valparaiso, Ind., ou 1 ho night Delivery. nftme(* ThCy Rodockor and William Nujont. ar° 8,Ul at Iarge Biff Holler—Little MrcaK. A steam boiler sixty-eight feot IOLR at the works of tho Cleveland Rolling Mill Company exploded on the 11th. Notwithstanding the immenso sizo of tho boilor, only two mou wero injured, aud thoso not seriously. Honors to Wliom Honors Aro Due. Tho new king of Annam is to bo rewarded by France with tho grand cordon of tbo legion of honor and tho two ministers who signed tho Huo treaty will bo made commandants of tho ordor. The I). Si Druggist*. At tho soBsiin of the National biu'niaceuli cal Association at Washington on tbo l^tli, tho treasurer reported a balance of *7,000 in the treasury, w. 8. Thomas, of Washington, was olected president of tho association. Nibi. A dispatch of tho 10th says a nihilistic up rising is feared ia Bulgaiia. Agents of the czar aro acting in conexrt with the revolution ary element, aud it is feared thoir actions will bring about a crisis that will reopen tho whole eastern question. lUii wan It ec'» OTiirdcr. Tho mystery concuruing tho murder of Peter Kolilheck in Milwaukee ou tho night of the8tb, was cleared up on tte morning of tho 12th, by tho confession of one of tho men who were ar rested on susf iciou by the police. He said he 6hot Kohlbeck in tho heat of a quarrel. Shipwrcckcd. Tho l'aviinii, wliich arrived at Now York from Liverpool ou tho 12th, brought fifteen distressed seamen, who wore picked up from the Norwegian bark Cariolnn, from Now York for Havre, by tho British sieamer Llandaff City and transforrod to tho I'avonia in mid ocean. Hailroud Colliaou. Two passenger trainc 011 the Long Island Railroad collided noar Hunter's Point, on tbe 11th inst., bv which Thomas Birmingham and Ilol-ert Smith were killed and oight others ser iously crashed. The two trains attempted to pass on a Biugle track. A mjktcrj- at (inlcno. Tho body of Frederick Mason, an old resi dent of Galena, 111., was found on tho 15th in tbo wostcru .suburb of the city. Both legs were broken below tbo knoe, and tho right arm fractnred at tbo rfrist, and tho head, chest and abdomen terribly bruised. Tho affair is envel oped in mystery. Another Klcvator Accident. Tho drum or the freight elevator in tho Bos ton Storo, at Chicago, broke ou tho morning of tbo 15tb, precipitating the cab to tho basement. The elevator boy jumped out at the third lloor and escaped. Charles Grosshover and Louis Albort were carried to the bottom and fatal!" injured. The Chinese Klot». A Cauton dispatch of the ICth Bays tliero are now Bovon Chinoso gnu-boats moored along side tho English and Frenuh mon-or-nar oppo site tho foreign residences. Placards on the walls threaten destruction to all European prop erty if tbo government decides that indemuiiy bo paid for tho damago dono to tho property of Europeans daring tbo recent riots. A Wonderful Home. A six-year-old brown stallion was recently token from a ."onc-borso shay at an Indiana fair and placed on a half-mile track, where ho astonisbod tho natives by trotting a milo in Tcn thousand dollars has boon offend th° Btnm°n'8 llorgrta In Black. At Cairo, III., on tho 10th, a colorod woman administered poisoned oofTee to a wholo family in ordor to kill a man who refused to marry hor. One of her victims diod and tho others are dangerously ill. Tho murdoross was Im mediately arrested, but took polBon herself while in jaii, and at last accounts was at tho point of death. From the Pole, Tho govornment has another Arctic search on its hands. Tho steamer Yantic, which was Bent out in search of Lieut. Greoley's meteoro logical party, has leturned to St. Johns, N. F., without tidings from them. She has on board tho crew and scientific party of tho relief steamer Protons, which was sunk by ico in Smith's Boond. Accidciit ataCircitN* Whilo O'Brien's circus was giving a perform ance at Barry, III., on tho night of the 15th, a rain and wind storm came up suddenly, blowing down tho center pole, which fell ou the bead of a livory man of tho show, produc ing death in twelve .hours. It alBo broko a lady's leg and bruised a number of persons, overturning cagos of animals, and created wild couBtcrnation. During tbe excitement pick pockets did a landofiice business. Died From EatiH~ Canned Beef. On tbo night of tho 14th Richard Brown, wifo and five cbildion, of Pittsburg, Pa., ate heartily of canned corned beef and about an honr lator all were attacked with violent pains in tho stomach, accompanied by vomiting. A physician was called in who pronounced the itoms those of poisoning. Wesley Brown, 12, organized and will hold a meeting at o'clock tho following morning. The other Pittsburg on the 12th, for tbe pur- members of the family aro still'in a serious poBe of arranging for a solid founda- C010n' tion for the new league, which will have »iir on Fir. MM FNF INNINVI'U. LL, "j•-"«.? About 11 o'clock on the night of tho lSth oall players the present league and Are was discovered in the filling room of the American Association. It will abolish Standard Oil Company's Works abont six what is known as the eleven reserve rule. Thus far tho clubs entered are: New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Bal ftmnwn Tril_1 1 wll&t ill known on tlia alavnn roaantrA New is tho projector of the new aaso "iation. of Mushroom. [FfOIn (hfl Pllfltrtn T^»m MM, I ucl father to pee the waste, BO she carried 'the dongh ont into the garden and buried it there. The next morning her father called her ont to see an immense white mushroom of an unheard of variety that he nail discovered. She enlightened him of the nature of the plant before he Bi grow rapidly wot so aud cfied at 3 ')U'"'8 thought will recover. I WISH nuuiih MI miles north of Milwaukee, and before the nil.v miles north of Milwaukee, and before the city tire department conld ruch the scene tho flames had gainod such headway that tbe whole establishment waB consumed, together with four empty box cars (and a tank ear on tho track near by. The total loss is estimated at in the neighborhood of $50,000. more Trouble With Poor L,o. Boise (Idaho) adviocs ef tho 18th roport a prospect of serious troubles with the Bannock Indians. A party of ten prospectors had one of their horses stolen, and traced him to tho bannock encampment. Tho Indians refnBOd to givo up the horse, whereupon the loader of the party knocked one of the bucks down. Indians opened fire, which was instantly in one Indian being killed .— Of tbe miners three wore wonnded so seriously that ihoy aro not ex pected to recover. Dead In Bed. William Rnnyan, a farmer, and his wife, were found dead in bed at their residence,-in Mtllville, Colombia County, Pa.,' on tbe Uth, osKea nia neighboisto come in and see it. nsi^hbor. believe Runyan killed his wifeand then cat his tbroit. Others are of tho opinion that the conpls mere mnrdered by a party of tramp*. A knife was found in bed, no signs at a struggle baying taken plaee was observable.' The sonple bad lived happily together. Ban yan was 25 years old and his wife 20. Bronze John. Dispatches received from Hermosillo, Konora, Hex., on tbe 12th, admitted that it is no longer denied that yellow (ever is prevail ing there as well as in Guaymaa, Mszatlan, and a nnmber of other Pacific coast towns. Six soldiers died in one day from black vomit. There wore sixteen deaths at Gnaymas last week. A perfect panic prevails at the first ap pearance of tho disease 1n 'metro pirts, and "a large number of people aro loaviug. Murder at Ean Claire. There was a bloody fracas at Andv Hamilton's baguio at Eau Claire, Wis., at W o'clock on tbo night of the 9Lb, in which ono Jack Hahoney was killed and P. J. Dorine mortally woundod, Hamilton's wife was mixod np in the affair. Mike Kiron, J. W. Crawford and John McMahou, all bad characters, aro tho men who did tho shooting. Hamilton keeps a notorious dive, containing thirty-five of the most hideons females. Within two wocks ho has badly pounded two ot his male victims. and was obliged to buy ono of tliom off, pay ing $85 and a suit of clothes to keep him quiet. All persons have been ai rested. implicated in tho affair Verj- Cranky. An uukuowu woman appeared at a prayer meeting in New York on tbo ovenlng of tho 11th, and after some rambling talk announced that sho had beeu deputized by the Lord to announce that tho American prelates who wero soon to go Rome wonld bring back tho pope with thorn. Then the nihilists wonld rise in armed revolt, causing a reigu ot terror wnrso than tho French revolution. Tbo pope would bo killed before the eoniiug Christmas and President Arthur would fall hy an assassin'B baud. Tbo Catholics would bring Don. Giant to tho front aud crown him king. Tho tem perance movement would sweep away alt present church organizations, creeds and forniB, and tho Episcopalian clergy would loavo tbo chnrch and direct all spiritual affairs. And then the prophetCBS disappeared. Deed* of Blood. Col. Robert M. Mayo, a Virginia mcmbor of congress elect, shot himself .in tho steamer Virginia, between Baltimore and Norfolk, on the 15th. 8. S. MeConnett, a heavv pork packer, com mitted snicide at St. Joseph, Mo., on tho 10th inst., by hanging. Ho was over 00 years old. Barbara Miller, a colored murderess, was bauged at Richmond, Vs., on the morning of tho 14th. Burglars cracked tbo safo in a Detroit faro bank on tho morning of tbo 14th, and secured $4,000. A terrible fight between lioting minors and the polico took plaoe at Hazolton, P.i., on tho 13tb. A woman and child wero killed and a polico ofticer and sovnral minors wounded. A negro named James P. Walker was mnr dered in his cabin on a plantation in Eagle Township, Arkansas. After the killing tho cabin was flrod and tho remains of tho un fortunate man croamated. Au old peddler named Mason, was fonnd murdered near Galena, Iowa, on tho morning of the 14th. Money was tho objoct. Henry H. Harrington, of LiVorrooro, Cal, killed his daughter and himself on tho 12th. In a church at Lovolady, Tex., ou tho 12th, ThomaB Smith, under tbo influenco of drink, fondles tbo pet corn of ono Brown, son of the preacher. Homo words followed, and after tho party rcachcd tho streot Smith was stabbed. Brown was arrested. At Trinity, Texas, ou tun lllh, Maj. II. B. nnrloclt, l.irno mill-owner, and his ton, W. H. Iltirlodi, 22 yoars old, wero shot by a man named Roseman. ono of tboir cmployos, aged 28. W. H. Hurlock is now dead. A few miles from Cheyoune, W. T„ on tho morning of tbo 12th, a man named Mooro killod Jamos Knight, a freighter, and J. II. Wenzol. Tho three slept in Knight's wagon the night before, and in tho morning Mooro attacked his companions with an axe, his object bciug §53 in the possession of Knight. After mortally wounding both ho was frightened -way by approaching parties without tho monoy. While in tbo act of stealing 'potatoes, near Grapeville, l'a., ou the night of tbe llih, au Italian uameod Joseph Pune was riddled with bullets. Ho is vory dead. Sovcral drinks of San Antonio whisky threw M. D. Ward, correspondent of the San Antonio Express, into a fronzy, and ho puliod out a re volver and shot Robert G. Fly, with whom bo was talking, through the hoad, killing him in stantly. A wifc-mnrdorer named Mundv hanged him self in bis cell at tho Stanford, Ky., jail on tho 9th. I11 au affray at Bollo Valley, near Caldwoll, O., on the 7th William Brown was killed aud I'eter Yoho seriously wounded. tiione lip in Smoke, A file at Jacksonville, Ala., on tho 14th, de stroyed 22 houses. Loss estimated nt $50,000 insiued for $10,000. Tho packing house of S. F. AudrowB, at Now Haven, Conn., burned on tho 10th. Loss $25,000. Two hat factories wero dostroyed by firo at New York on tho morning of tho 14th, throw ing a largo number of operators out of om Ployment. The IOBSOS aggrogato nearly +150,- Tho Merchants' Union Barb Wiro Works, at Des Moines, Iowa, burned on tho 14tb. Loss notBtated insurance $20,000. Fire at Jacksonville, Fla., on tbo 14tb, de stroyed property to the value of $50,000. Cortachy Castlo, noar Forfnr, Scotland, ownc by tho Earl of Airlie, burned on tho 14th. Tho loss is ovor £60,000. The courthouso aud five dwellings at Greenfield, Ia., burned on tho 13th. LOBS $18,000. Grcon Brothers' barrel factory at Molford. Mass., horned ou tbo 13th inst "Loss $30,800. Soven ice hcusos wore destroyed by fire at North Chelmsford, Mass., oa tho night of tbo lltb. Loss $35,000. By tho destruction of tho street railway sta bles at Lexington, Ky., on the night of tte xlth, fifty mules were burned to death and thirteen cam consumed. Fire in Louisvillo, Kv., ou tho 10th, do stroyed property to the value of $90,000, Albert Lea, Minn., was visited hy a serious conflagration on tbo 12th. Up to midnight the estimated lossos aggregated about $30,000. A destructive fire occurred at Fort Smith, Ark., 011 tho 19th. Tho IOBSOS aggregato over $ GO, 000. Firo in West Madison Stroot, Chicago, on tho 12th, burned a clothing store, pawnshop and cigar factory. Loss $15,000. Smith it Co.'s largo factory, school and counting-room furnitnre, Boston, was burned on tho 12th inBt. Total loss $75,000. Sproat & Son's saw mill at Taunton, Mass., valued at $30,000, burntd on tho night of tbo 10th. By a firo on tho niorning of tbo lltb Wilson Monkhouse's planing mill, Johnson Brothers' furnitnre manufactory, E. P. Bassford's car liontor shop, Ryan's carpenter shop and B. Jobnstod's stair huildiug establishment, 8t. Panl, wero totally destroyed. Loss ostimated at 1? BP,000. Firo at tho works of tho Upper Lehigh Coal Company near Wilkesbarre, Pa., on tho 11th 111st., dostroyed property to the valuo of $50, 000« Tho flour mill of Wildorman & Hill, at Kroo burg, III., together with a grain elevator, burned on tho 11th. Loss $00,000. Tho IOBB by tho burning of ilemis' lnmbor null at Toxarkana, Ark., foots np #200,000, not including twolve freight cars belonging to the Texas Pacific Itiilroaa. Tho Excelsior Vinegar Works wore destroyed bv firo at St. Lnnison tho night of tho 9th. Mike Broslin, drivor of a firo track, was thrown from bis truck and killed. Tho new city hall at Chariton, Iowa, con taining tho entire firo apparatus of tho city, was destroyed by fire on tho 9th. Tho commission store of M. Daubing, at New Orleans, together with sevoral other buildings, was destroyed by firo on tho 10th. LOBS $25. 000. minor Mention. Tho canal boat Friendship, corn laden, was sunk bj collision in Chicago River, on tho 14tb. Two negro children wero cremated by the burning of a dwelling on a plantation near Macon, Ga., on tbe 15th. Throe men Iwere tilled by a fall of tbreo hundred feet in tbo Gagnon Mine, near Butte, Montana, on tho 14tb. Frank Foster and Charles Pray, aged 21 and 24 years respectively, were drowned bv tho capsizing of a boat at Poitsmouth, N. H„ on the night of tho 14th. Tho Exchange Bank, of Montreal, closed its doors on tho 17th, owing to pressnre. The liabilitios aro npwards of $2,500,000. Tho bank's Jaat statement showed assets over all liabilities to a large sum. A small fire caused quite a panic at tbe Hotel Vendomo, Boston, on the night of tho 18th. Charlos McConnell, a ball player, was fatally injured on tho 14th by a collision in base run ning at Wabash, Ind. Mrs. Robert Martin, an Oshkosh lady, died ou tho Uth from tho effects ot a fall on a defec tive sidewalk in that city a few days previous. Tho steamer Queen Victoria, running be tween Detroit and Chatham, horned on tho 14th. LOBS $15,000. No lives lost. Wilhelmnia Hsidon, who kopt a stand in tho German market, Milwankce, was thrown from her wagon by a runaway horse on the 14th dying immediately. An old man named James O'Brien, wag mn over and killed by tho oars at Eden, Wis., on the Some engineers and firemen of Inman steam er Citv of Berlin wero arrested on the 12tl, lost., and 80 pieces of. smuggled lace recovered by the enstom officers. fhe qnaite-eentennary of tbe dlsoovervof gold Colorado was celebrated by the pioneera at Denver by a banquet on the 12tb, A, Tho annual reunion of tbe fanions Iron Bri gade began at La Crosse, Wis., on,tho 13tb. British ga&bDats hive arrived at Canton to protect tho foreign rendonte.^.: The body .of Alex. Grant|:Of Cbioago, was fonnd in the rivrr at Mnskegop, on the 11th. Eight cars were wrttiked and brakomah in jured'by a railway Bioashuplat Andover, Conn,. jn thornorntog of thd-iatb. Hugh J. Hastings, editor of tbo New York Commercial Advertisor, and a well known journalist, died at his homo at Monmouth Beach, N. J., on tho 12th, from injuries re ceived in a runaway accident. A. Bovcn, a Cincinnati traveling agent, waB fomid dead in bod at Cairo, 111., ou tbo morn ing-of the 11th.— Howard Stevons and Goorgo Brown wore drowned in Lake Champlain on Sunday by the capsizing of a sail boat. Poisoned shrimps caused sad havoc at a col orod picnic in North Carolina 011 tho 9th. Three of tho participants havo died, and seven are at tho point of death. DispatcboB from Petersburg, Va., of tbo lltb, toll of destructive forest fires in that viciuity Two mon namod Sykes and Aroton woro killod by the cars near Fort Atkinsen, on the lltb. Tonto, or crazy fovcr, prevails to au alarm ing extent at Gnaymas, Mexico. Right Hon. Hugh Law, lord chancellor of Ireland, is dead. A brakemau named E. R. Braucli was run over by a car and fatally injured at Chicago on tbe evening of tho 9th. Two fatal accidents are reported from Hol land, Mich., on tbe 10th. A young farmer namod Peter Frooker, was killod hy being run ovor by a manure wagon on a farm near that city, and at East Saugatnck, eight railos dis tant, a carpenter namod Koster" fell from a roof and broke his neck. Tho schooner RoBtloBS was towed into tho port of Barringlon, N. 8., on tho 10th, with four dead bodioa in bar cabin. The rest of her crew were lost overboard. Daniel Moriitt. a printer, fell down stairs at Minneapolis on tho night of the 9th aud broke bis nock. Thomas Nurko and Herman Pilgrim, labor ers, woro killod by lightning at St. Paul, on tbo ldtb. A little son ol John W'halon was drowned in a tlnmo at Fox Lako, Wis., on tho 10th. Andrew Williams, of Scranton, Pa., didn't know it was loaded on tho 10th. HiB sister was instantly killed Tho dry goods firm of E. W. Holbrook Co., Now York, suspended on the 10th. Lia bilities $048,616. H. 8. Benjamin, carriage dealer, of Milwau kee, made an assignment ou the 10th for tbe benefit of his creditors. His liabilities are placed at about $50,000. LATEST MARKET REPORTS. MILWAUKEE. FLOOB—-Good to Gboloe Spring I 4 60 0 50 Common Extras 2 50 (3 1 WBKAT—Spring, No. 3, CASH @1 !I»K Spring No. 2, Seller Oct. 01 OOBK—No. 62)4 OATS—No. 2 27 BABLKI—No. 2_ (i) 62% RYE—No. 1 a noif Poas—Mefu 310 85 LAUD (S 7 DO OATTLX—Qood UiIGhojeo Stoers..... 4 25 5 5U !IOIB—Good to Oholce 4 55 36 00 SHEEP—Good to Choice 3 00 4 25 BOTTKB—Good to Choice au 24 BOOB 18JfC» ill OHEBSE—Prime t) 14 10 CHICAGO. FLOOR—Good to Giioioe Spring $ 4 76 (4 ft 'J." Common 11 2 25 3 to WHEAT—No. 2. K-d _.... 03 No. 2., Ppriug & OOBM—No. 2 4'J.V OTTS-No. 2 27 UADLrr—No. 2 02 KYS— NO. 1. ft nn POHB—MCM-P, Cash TT1•) GO LAUD—Cash. 7 9U BOTTKB—Good to Choice Creamory 22 2.1 Oood to Choice Dairy 15 & IB Kaon a 20 OnxESi—Prime 9% 10.^ 81. LOUIS. WHKAT—No. '1 Bed !)3\" OOBN—No. 2 47.VA OATS—No. 2 25W» 252 Bv*—No. 1 :,'/4 POM—Mess Nominal, HEW YORK. FLOOB—superstate and Wcateni.,.1 3 40 at :i 85 WIIKAT—No. 2 Uol I 12*6 COBN—So. 2 nix OATS—White Western (ci .13^ T'ORLL— Mc«s 12 75 @13 00 LAUD 8 5(1 13 8 66 TOLEDO. WHIUT—No. a, Red a 1 U3X Coas—Mixed OATS—No. 2 (4 21£ Lighthouses. (From tliu Cape May Wave.] The great towor, from which Capo May light flashes out its beams, is an object of groat interest to those who come to Cape May for the first time. It is ODO of tho most prominent objects that meetB tho eyes as tho train moves ovor the open eouutry townrdB theocean, audit fairly divides for a time the atten tion of the novice in eeaside experience with the great Atlantic. Onr guests "take in "the lighthouse us one of the tliinga to do while on a visit to Cape May, and we are not surprised at this, for it i8 really au object of great curi osity and interest to everyone. This being true, it may be timely for a few remarks upon the general subject of lighthouses, beginning with Gape May. whose first tower was built ill 1828, and noarer the ocean than tho prosent 0T10. Thirty-one years later it was rebuilt in its present form the light is 152 feet above tho octap level, aud is of the or der of Fronoh Frcsncl lens, Hashing, when lighted, with a olear whito light at intervals of thirty seconds, being visible at sea so far as thocurvativesof the earth will allow. All lighthouses in tho United States are under the control of a board con sisting of two officers of'tlio navy, two army eugineerp, two civilians of high scientific attainment, and an officer of the navy as seoretary. Tho secretary of the treasury is ex-offlcio president of the board, and its decisions are, in all cases, subject to his control. The lighthouse establishment is, therefore, maintained and governed by the treasury depart ment of the United Statee. For tho proper administration of tho affairs of the establishment tho coasts of tho United States are divided iuto thir teen districts, Capo May light boing in the fourth. The value of lighthouses as auxiliary safeguards to navigation caunot be over estimated. Suppose a ship approaching the land in the night from a passage across tho trackless Atlantio sees a great, flashing white light. Hercaptaiu knows that it must be Capo Slay, for there is not another ono like it anywhere near this point of the coast. He boldly ap proaches with his living cargo, and with out fear enters the Delaware. The cost to tha government of main taining alight like Cape May is abotit $2,500 per year, whilo the lightship ofl our capes, which must have a crow of experienced sailors, takes near EO 9,000 from the treasury to keep her in com mission. Married at Last. Apropos of tho forthcoming publica tion of the duke of Saxe Cobnrg's private memoirs, the St. James Gazette relates a story which has been current in court circles. A younger son of the duke of Argyll, ran the legend, who wished to marry an untitled lady, not unnaturally asked hiB father's consent to that step. The duke replied that personally he had no .objection to the match but in view of tbe fact that his eldest son had es poused a daughter of the queen, he thought it right to take her majesty's pleasnre on the subject before express ing his formal approval. Her majesty, thus appealed to, observed that since the death of the Prince CoDsort she had been in the habit of consulting the duke of Saxe-Cobnrg on all family affairs. The matter was therefore referred to Duke Ernest, who replied that since the unifi cation of Germany he had made it a rule to ask for the emperor's opinion on all important questions. The qneBtion now came before the Kaiser, who decided that, as a constitutional sovereign, he was bound to ascertain tbe views of his prime minister. Happily for -the DOW anxious pair of lovers, the iron chan cellor had no wish to consult anybody, and decided that tho marriage might take place. A Model Fireman, [from Ibe Kansas City Times.) "Wliot are your feelings when going to a fire?" was yesterday nskod of a member of tild'flre department. '•"Well, the most promiuent feeling ta a strong desire to get tfeere." 4Y **'*•I a,ci:v' 9 THE GOLD SPIKE". Formal completion ef tho JlortJiorii f* rifle Railroad »t Polnt ftear H»lpn%^ Montana—The 6o|4 Splk* Is prlvoijf. Home In the Pr«i»iice'-of *|fottT* Company—Gen. Grant Miltfi rflpeseh' —The Celebration One of Unbounded tintbualasm. Tho ceremony of driving the gold spike,.which signaliizod.the completion of the Northern Pacific Eailroad, oc curred at ii point near'the Mtillan'Ttui nel, -beyond Helena, at precisely 3:80 o'clock on the afternoon of .the 8th inst. The truiu from tho east arrived a little behind time, but in good Bhape, and thoso on board woro greoted heartily by the representative men of" the Pacific coast, who liod rcnched the scene on a handsomely dioorutrd train from Port land. All were surprised at what they beheld. Int-tcad of the wilderness of the Bocky Mountains they saw a mag nificent pavilion capable of seating more than a thousand people, over whioh floated the natiouul colors of the Amer ican, German and J3ritish nations. In front, reaching to the road-bed, was an extensivj promenade, skirted'by a plat form with comfortable Beats. To the right was a band stand, aud on it re seated the Fifth United States Infantry band, who came all the way from Fort Keogb. But even stronger than this evidenco of civilization wero the scores of vehicles and tho hundreds of hardy mountaineers who wore present to weloome Henry Yil lard. As soon as tho last of. the guests hud arrived the ctreaonios wero opened by Preeidi nt Villard, who divided tho attention of the enthusiastic multitude with Gen. Grant. Mr. Yillard's address was received with great applause. He was followed by William M. Evarts, the orator of the day, Kecrttaiy Teller, and ex-President Billings, whoso remarks elicited repeated cheers from the enthu liastic throug. Mr. Villard then said that as they had present distinguished guests from England and Germany, ho would give those present an opportunity to hear their sentiments. He introduced Minister Lionel Sackvillo West, of Eng land, who said that Sir James Hannen would speak for the English guests. Mr. Hannen said the English visitors were tilled with wonder and admiration by the sights of this magnificent country and its institutions. Henry Villard was a poivoti about whom their warmest sympathies and gratitude for this splendid hospitality could well cluster. We have had the happiness of seeing what manner of man he is. We have been able to see in him the quali ties which havo earned for him the con fidence of those who have been asso ciated with him throughout his life, and we shall now carry back the recollection of having known a real man. It was a happy thought that tho representatives of the countries which have contributed tho population to the American nation should bo present ou this most extra ordinary occasion. It fills him with wonder and awe to see the prosperity which has advanced with such rapid strides, aud which has at once reached tho highest development of civilization. The German minister, Von Eisen decker, was then presented, and ex pressed the hearty good wishes of his fellow-countrymen for this enterprise. "Henry Villard," he Baid, "you may be sure your mother country is proud of her son. Dr. Hofmann, the greatest microscop ist of the day, said the construction of the Northern Pacific was a modern miracle and unlike recent miracles was performed in compliance with tho laws of nature, and not against them. This was an international festival of civiliza tion. The Northern Pacifio country presents features of unprecedented fer tility such as our eyes have never seen beforo, its provinces of mineral wealth surpassiug everything which the boldest imagination could have expected. They will at no distant time bo populated by happy citizens. The governors of Wisconsin, Minne sota, Dakota, Montana, Oregon and Washington wero severally introduced and made brief and appropriate remarks. The governor of Idaho was absent on account of sickness. Thero were loud cries for Grant, and as the general came forward tho air was rent with cheers. He made a few re marks suitable to tho occasion and char acteristic. He said he was reminded by the speeches to which ho listened of the laot thaf, ho had something to do with tho great Northern Pacific enterprise. V?heu Gov. Stevens thirty years ago or ganized his surveying expedition, he was a lieutenant acting as quartermaster and commissary on tho Columbin, and ho issued the supplies for tho expedi tion. Was he not then entitled to some of the credit whieh Mr. Billings had ap portioned out to others? It was true, while Mr. Billings contributed of bis own money, he paid out Undo Sam's. This sally greatly pleased the audience, largely made up of veterans, who be came perfectly wild when -ho said that theee inter-coloninl railroads would have amounted to but little but for tho men who, after the war, sought the terri tories as fields of enterprise. They had made these railroads possible and pros perous. At the conclusion three cheers were given. The foreign guests were then giveu seats, on tho platform by the rail road and a photograph taken of them, Mr. Villard aud family, and tho most distinguished Americans. After that a horse that had helped to build the road from its incoption was brought UDOU t'ae platform. Then there was witnessed a most extraordinary spectacle. Tijreo hundred men with brawny arms quickly laid the iron and drovo the spikes on the 1,000 feet of uncompleted traclr, except the last spike. During tho progress of tho work, which wan witnessed by tho foreigners with amczemsnt, the band played and the people shouted. When nearly completed a cannon saluto was fired by t^ie detachment if the Fifth' Infantry present. Tho last spike was finally driven homo by H. C. Davis, as sistant general passenger ugent of tho rond, who drove the first spike on tho opening of tbe road, and this spiko was the same one first driven by him. Tho end was reached as the sun was netting behind the mountains. The enthusiasm of the people was great. Virtuous Chautauqua. fCor. Christian Union.] Some incidents which I heard yester day speak jJretty well for the character of the visitors at Chautauqua. Satur day it begau to rain just as the proces sion WAS about starting for the amphi theater to the C. L. S. C. exercised, and a friend who had more confidence in me than I had in myself insisted on my tak-' ing his umbrella. When tho exercises were over, the.sun had come out, and of course I left the umbrella .where I had been seated. Sunday morning my friend called for it. With confusion of face I eonfessed my carelessness "That's of no consequence," said he. "1 am going up that way and I will Ret it." I smiled at his innocence, and did not even pro pose to go with him on the "fool's er rand Lut in the afternoon we passed by chance, and he called to mo, "All right the umbro.Ha was just where you left it" Sunday morning I met Dr. Vincent and General Lewis, the hotel proprietor, and the general remarked that nothing was ever lost at Chautau qua. "How is that?" I asked. "Whatever is found is alwaVs re turned," he replied. "A lady yester day bronght in a pocket book which she had picked np on our piazza I opened it,,found quite roll of bills in it, and Jinng.it upon the desk as a notion t/ the owner, and man hour slif came in and picked it off ae though nothing £ad happened. The QtJier morning a lady S came to me in gr»» excitement her purse had been stoleu by tho chamber maid" out of herroom. 'Now/sftid lixr' her,' that's too bad. It's hard enough to be a eervant without being charged' with being a thief,.' But the lady was litivc slio hnd left her purse on the ''..hnrftfint ttnen anvwhero 't DUD UUU jurtfeu, and—had^not been anywhere since, except to the postoffioe. Won't you do me the favor,' said I, to go np to the postoffioe and get your pocket book She finally yielded and wont up, aud thero it wosl Sho had dropped it .near bj, and some, .one -had fouad it and handed it in to the postofflce. Not long since Governor left Chau tauqua, and telegraphed back to mo from Jamestown that his daughter had lost her diamond pin, worth five hun dred, dollars. I telegraphed him back that'it had been handed in to n?e by the finder, and waited his orders." Don't put those facts in your letters," said Dr. Vincent "wo dou't want to invite tho thieves here." But I do not think there is much danger. If a band of thieves should make their appearance here tho whole population would turn itself into a polico force, and no suspicious char acter would find it easy to get through the gates or over tho fenco. .. NATURAL GflS People *t Tolono, Illinois, and There about Lighting and Heating Their Residences with Katnral flaa from Wells Abont One Hundred Feet Deep —ileiler that OH will be Discovered In the Fortunate Neighborhood. Toiioh'o, III. Septombor 15.—For eighteen months past D. S. Smith has beon heating aud lighting his residence in this city with KOB obtained from a well about'two inches in diameter and 100 feet deep. Sinco Mr. Smith's experiment demonstrated the practica bility of using gas thus obtained for heat ing and lighting purposes, a dozen or more gas wells hove been sunk by other parties in this locality. In almost every mstanco a vein of gas has been pene trated at a depth of about 100 feet below the surface but in most cases the flow of gas has been too weak for use, and'up to this week C. E. Bowman, living three miles northeast of town, has been tho only person in the township besides Mr. Smith whose well supplied a sufficient quantity of gas for continual use. The excitement, which was at its height six months ago had nearly died out, and interest in the subject had reached tho minimum but the whole matter has just received a new impetus by the discovery at the farm of C. It. Wyman, in Philo Town ship, three miles northeast of To lono, of a vein of gas more abundant and powerful than any which had been previously found. A number of othor wells are to be bored at once in this vicinity, and the re FoUrcfH of this subterranean vein of gas will be thoroughly tested. Those gas wells arc said to be identical in charac ter with those in the oil regions of Penn sylvania, and speculation is rife as to the possibility of deposits of oil. Two Horrible Insects. The following is an extract from a private letter dated Tucson, Arizona Territory, August 25: "During the past week I have seen two specimens of reptiles peouliar to this section of the country. A man came into tho storo early one morning and told of his last night's experience with a centi[ edf. He had spread his blanket in camp, and gone to sleep. About daylight he found something crawling over his bate breast, it being so intensely hot that ho had re moved all his clothing, Raising bis head he saw that it was a cMitipede, and so remained perfeotly motionless until tho beast, brute, insect or whatever it can be classified as, had walked across him aud passed off. Undoubtedly his nerve saved his life had he appealed to notice tho creature, its hundred claws would have been pressed into the flesh and a horrible death resulted even as it was, a double line of tiny blood-red spots across his arms and his breast showed the creature's pathway. Tho second was a large specimen of the Gila" (pronounced beel-ab, mon ster. It is of the lizard class, butEcaii like an alligator, the Bcales being alter nately black and of' a nasty wash red. They split- like & est, and are from six inches to two feet long, this ono I saw being about eighteen inches, and very repulsive, though rare. A Mrxican had him tied with a string around hie neck, find walked along .daDgling and swinging it oe if it was only a boy's return-ball. A Husband's Unexpected Fortune. (From tho Now York Times.} Several years ago Mr. Peter B. ltoss separated from his wife on the ground of incompatibility of temperament, lie made his homo in Bcooklyu and she wont to live in New York. Beforo tho separation thoy had made wills be queathing thoir property to each otlu r. At tho time of tho separation Mr. Itoss deposited in a bank 83,000, the intere/ii of which was to be drawn by his wifii during her life. At her dooth tho prin cipal was to revert to him. Within a few months Mrs. Ross died. Her husband did.net hear of her death until three v.yeka aj'tur it op ourred. He, supposed tlm the -vill mado twouty yearil ago had been long ago revoked, and it'was only whiin re minded by a fiiend that Mrs. ltoss' death gave hirr, $3,000 certainly that Mr. Ross went ito inquire about the matt-?,p. Ho found that his wife's ef focts werti in.tho hands of the publio ml ininiBtrato:, .tihe having left np next of kin to makti iL claim for her protxrtv. Inquiry at the surrogate's office iii New lork revealed the fact that the old will, made beforo tho separation, had not been revoked, and that tlie husband, as tho survivor, was mado by its provisions tho possessor of an estate valued nt $30, 000, which lie received in addition to tho S3,000 wbiob he had deposited in bunk tor his wife's benefit. A Bright Signalman. IFrom Chambers' Journal.] The power of cooly collecting oue's thoughts in tho moment of danger BO as to be able quickly to decide what is the best thing to done is a very rare faculty, but it was txcrcised in a most rcmaik able manner the other day by the rail way signalman at Lisnduduo Junction, He received a message from the signal man at Conway to the effect that an en gine was traveling along the line. As the Insli mail waB nearly due he deter mined to shunt this engine, and with that view he put his signals against it. To his surpruo the onpine came thun dering on and utterly disregard! bis sig nals., The truth suddenly flashed upon him—the men on that engine muBt have fallen asleep. In a moment he wired to the next station: "Engine coming, driver asleep put fog-signais on htje." The detonators were laid on the rails juBt iu time the sleepers were awaken ed, the engine quickly stopped, and the terrible risk to tho Irish mail obviated. How many terrible mistakes in the world's history might have been avoided if those in responsible positions had pos sessed the forotliousht and decision own ed by this humble signalman. iUp ffg'-.U King Watermelon. (From tlidPhiladelpiilaStar.)'ri- The watermelon looms tip with almost kingly pride. The very prevalent idea that it is au unwholesome, fruit has Wen dissipated. Physicians not only oat it frwly, but prescriba it to their patients. Eaten freely, it is a almost sure cum for dysentery and diarrbooi. Its effects upon the kidneys are wholesome anil us an al thirst iq better ice Vatej, THREE IN A WELL. Foal Air la a Well Destroys the Llvrt or Thr«e ,C|ifseni of SohnsM-rllle, Indu «nt~fwe of T. em Die In a Noble Au lempt at Rescue—One Drawn to (he Sorfaee Alive bat Diet from tlie p©it. onoue Inhalation* JASVSJI, Ind., September 15.—A de plorable accident occurred last) Tuesday, evening ot Schnettville, a villager alinut six miles"from hero, "in which* three- prominent young men lost their lives. A well was being dug near the town and, as it wns necessary to drill and blast through rook, tho usual proceBB ol blasting was resorted to. Tnesday even ing, after an interval of seveial days, tlio work was resumed, and 'John Fitter went. QOWU the well with the blasting material ami was immediately suffocated by dump."' Not hearing from him, nnother young man, named Henry Stemlor, went down and was also suffocated almost instantly. Then Agate Schnell, son of ox-Com misaionor Schnell, went down with a ropo tied oronnd him to rescue his com panions, but was overcome at onco. He managed to signal to draw bim np, whioh was done, but lie had inhaled the poisonous air and soon died. The un timely death of these three promising and influential young wen cast. a deep gloom over tho community. NORTHWESTERN NEWS. DAKOTA. DAVID TAYLOII hos been appointed postmaster at H-mdau. THE Brown County Baso Ball Club has won $1,500 this season. MORRISON'S saloon, Fargo, was dam aged $1,500 by fire insured. FIFTY new buildings arc to go up ia Kimball before the winter Bets in, A ws FRUDSELXI and Ole Paulson were seriously injured in a Sioux Falls street row. THB July dividend of tho Hotnestako mine was $50,000, making tho total to date $2,162,500. DEADWOOD mills are shipping floor heavily to the Indian agencies, in prep aration for winter. A BRVBRB rain and wind-storm visited Villaid and viciuity tho other night, but nod tmftgo was sustained. N. A. ANIIO, who murdered Ilalvor flalverson at Graud Forks last Novem ber, has been captured at Ardock. Tne stone walls of tho basement of tbo new courthouso at Huron have reached the surfaco of tho ground. THE Motbodiet conference whioh meets in Huron, October 10tb, will decide tho location of tho Methodist university. A GRAIN elevator with a capacity of twenty-five thouMind bushels is the la test improvement agitated in Mitchell.- In Lako Ooun'y Mmr of tho wheat fieUK nivo tliiit.v lutein Is to tho aore ol' No. 1, weighiug sixty one pounds to the bushel. DELOS SEHOFANT lias lieen arrested for making a fako entry in the Hurou land distriot and taken to Pierre for ex amination. AN apple raised this year on tho farm of Mr. Linderman, near Canton, weighs niiio ounces and measures eleven inches in circumference. AN unknown man fell off a scaffold ing at Fargo with a wheelbarrow load of brick at the Northern Pacific rcmud house and broke a leg and. arm. AT tho special election held at Fargo the citizens voted to bond the city for $45,000 to take np the floating indebt edness of the city, Thero were only four votes against i*. A PETITION ban bcrn circulated among tho ladies of Sioux Fulls, asking them to pledge themsolvi not to attend the coming fair on account of tbe foot that liquor is to bo sold and gaming allowed on.the grounds. A STEAM ongiue attached to a throttl ing machino exploded in a grain'field six miles north of Frankfort, Spink Viuuty, instantly killing William Bon nell, Clarence R'jed. George Strom, and an unknown mini. Five others were in jured, four of whom wero in critical conditiou at last accounts. Cot. C. G. ANKENT snicidod by hang? ing in the Block Hills atewnighis tmce. He was in reduced circumstance, but not in want. Ho wan iilwrnt 50 years of age, and formerly resided in lows, where he conducted au extensive busi ness and acquired 1»rgo fortune, wbicb he subsequently 1 ict. He went to the H'lls iD*1877, aud 111 addition to mining engaged in mercantile bitsinoss in a small way, civil engineering, and recent ly located a much near Bay Creek. He had an unblemished reputation and was highly osteonxd bv all who knew him. Ho leaves a brother residing in St. Paul and another, a wealthy cattleman, a sident of Knnptm City. MINNESOTA. LAKE Crnr, lias 1,205 pupils enrolled in tbo public ichcolf. TKB La Ci'osso board of trade visited the OwfltAnna fair. THE Mower County fair has beeu post poned until next year. A SCHOOL building coxting $0,000 is soon to bo crected at Elk River. COMPAN G, of lied Wing, N. G. H. Jtd., is soon tolinvj a good military band, ALLKAH GRARSK.U, living 13 miles west of Crookston, win futility injured by a runaway last week. THE date of holding the Yellow Med icine Countv fair has I'cen changed to Bepk'mber 25th, 2fith mid 27ih. A YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEM-1' PKRANCE UNION IIIIH been formed at Winona, with a c'lattcr membership of 37. MR. How AUD PACKARD, an old ond respected citizen Btillwater, is miss ing, and it is supposed he is slightly dm ranged. IN Battle Lake, Mr. H. Hanson, whose farm adjoins the town, had a stack of wheat struck bylightniugand nlmoct to tally dostroyed. A BMOOTH-TONQUKD painter went to8t.. James recently aud after collecting $125 from pupils whom ho guaranteed to give instructions, skipped out. THE Currie Atiuiiesntiau tells of the death of Pap Mason, (55 years old, who has been a htage-d river all bis life, and for maay years in Minnesota. IN R*ndsvill' ltcfiitly a few small buildings wore ii!o\vn to pieces, numer ous binders a .d li irv,ters overturned, chimneys blown down, and many other things promiscuously rcattered,, but no one was hmt. BUN. GERRY, who was murdered back of Agate Bay recently, is Baid by liia brother, who arrived in Dululn the other day, to have been a direct descend ant of Elbridge Gerry, a Vice President of the United States. THE body of Mat Wi nanda, of Moose Lake, was found on the railroad track abont three-quarters of a mile from that place, horribly mangled by the oars. Cuts in bis face tend to the belief that ho was mnrdered aud his body placed on the track. GBOBGE MMOI and Jason Kidder, of Friberg, indulged ia a shooting match nt tho beaver d»in at Wolf Lake. The resnlt WHS a sprinkling, of the neck aud face of Kidder wiih email shot. Cauw .of shooting nukuowo. Both parties are yet quite youil.lut and said to be hard citizens. A MAN in tlic employ of J. D. Brew ster, of Rendsvillo, rno day luddenly disappeamWiow tbo ticld whoro bo was at work. A lew days later the corpse of tbe missing man was found in on a Ijoiu- iv slough. What caused his death is unknown, but it is supposed to be heart disease or sunstroke.