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:n condensed form for busy readers. Deehiton Which AffHln Opens the I5er. rlea County Scat Trouble Hasting 1'. Zt. K. of 1'. the Cliauiploiu William FJialtespenre' l'euslon due lSrlelleis. Ono of Old llorc.m' Strong Ureal lm. Kaginaw: During the pale a pile driver was blown from its fastenings op the river and crashed against the Uristol street bridge, narrowly missing two electric cars loaded with people. The pile-driver weakened the bridge, and the heavy wind soon earned away two spans, entailing a loss of J?(S,000. The tine steam yacht Alcatraz was struck by the falling bridge and sunk and badly damaged. The l'almerton Woodenware company's plant was damaged by the wind to the extent of 1,0(K). Fully a score of other places were damaged from $'iO"J to SI, 000. Jackson: A number of trees and a few houses were struck, but the dam age was in no case severe. Abram Maxsou slept peacefully until light ning struck his bed, splintering the posts and letting the mattress and Maxson fall to the lloor, none the worse for his scare. Fowler: Frank Uruler's store rooms were damaged $000 by the storm; State Savings bank building, $:.'00; a hay warehouse toppled over. The storm west of town tore down wind mills and fences and trees in its path, about four rods wide. Athens: Lightning destroyed the barn of Farmer Henry Smith, together with hav, wheat, implements and a stallion, "valued at 3,000. A threshing machine was consumed. John Lib liart's barn was struck by lightning; loss 52,000. St. Joseph: The worst wind and rain storm of the season did great damage to fruit on trees, blowing down small houses, trees, etc. Orleans: Lightning burned Leander Ilenedict's barn, with its contents; loss Si, 000. Flint: Large barns ami other build ings on the farm of George llinchey, burned by lightning; loss 1,500. In Davi&on Vm. l'agley's house was con siderably damaged. Jit. Morris: The house of Charles Johnson was partially demolished. Ilichard Purges, and wife and child were, thrown out of bed. Niles: The wind unroofed houses, tdew down scores of trees and badly wrecked corn tielils and orchards. Portland: Two barns belonging to SI. II. Wilcox were burned and James Arm's house damaged by lightning. Caro: The Caro electric light works -vcrc damaged fcjOO. llerrien County Seat War. Judge Coolidge, of Niles, has given out his decision respecting the eer tiori proceedings in the llerrien county seat removal case. He decides the election (which moved the county seat from llerrien Springs to St. Joseph) null and void, and all proceedings of the board thereunder. The main error as he defines it was placing the propo sition voted on on a separate ballot in stead of at the foot of the township and municipal ballots. The case will probably go to the supreme court. About 10.000 expended in the election is made of no avail if this decision is tipheld. as well as over :.'0,()00 ex pended by St. Joseph in the purchase of land for a Kite. Perrien Springs is celebrating. Special from St. Joseph: Judge Coolidge. of Niles, rendered an adverse decision in the proceedings against the county heat removal, as voted by the people last April. This is more than unfortunate, as St. Joseph is the city and citizens are out about t,)00 for property bought, donated and cleared preparatory to erecting new county buildings. Indignation meetings are icing held hero. Sit Ladies Stranse'y Injure:!. A "bad accident occurred at Nash srillc, in which several ladies nearly lost their lives. The streets were filled with pleasure-seekers, who were waiting to see an exhibition of rope walking. A crowd of some 30 or more women and children stood on the side walk in front of W. H. Kleiuhous' dry goods store. Suddenly the walk gave way, precipitating its load into the basement. They were piled up on top of each other, and a great many limbs were broken and wrenched. Those who were injured are: Mrs. Y. P. Cassell, skull fractured and internally iujured; Mrs. Albert Mix, both legs broken; Mrs. F. M. Sprague and Mrs. William Sweezy, badly cut; Mrs. Fran cis Showalter, injured about the face and spine. llrutal Murder of a Miner. One of the most shocking crimes which has evor occurred in or about Detroit took place near Crosse Pointe, the victim being a historical C2roN.se L'ointe road character. Charles Chau in, an old man worth probably more than a quarter of a million dollars, who has for many years lived as a hermit. The perpetrators of the deed broke into the back door of the little, tumble-down cabin, and killed the taciturn old hermit with an ax. Then they tumbled over all the articles in both rooms of the house, presumably in search of valuables, and made their escape. It is believed that they were unsuccessful in securing any money. Hot Smothered to Death. 'Robert Wierenga aged 5 years wan dered away from home at (Jrand Rap ids. A search was instituted. The lad was found in a street excavation in a lifeless condition. A large chunk of earth had fall on him and he had -been smothered to death. 'The tdeamer S. 8. Curry arrived at 'Gladstone with the largest cargo ever floated on fresh water. It consisted of 4,4'J1 tons of coal, and 250 tons of fuel, making a total of 4,740 tons and drawing only 16.0 feet of water. This cargo almost equals two of the whale backs. Janitor Freeman,. of the Muskegon .city hall, thought h.Q would fumigate one of the rooms, si Jjc 'obtained sev eral pounds of sultrimr, closed all the windows, locked tlejloor and touched it off. He a0QX Jun're dead than Alive and a Tragedy was narrowly Averted. MINOR MICHIGAN NEWS. The Tuscola county fair will be held at Vassar, September 18 to 2 U The Ionia district fair at Ionia, Octo ber 2 to 5. Sebewaing's fireman's tournament for September 13 and 11 was canceled. A high wind blew a tree over on John Lakto at Trout Creek and killed him. a The annual Michigan conference of of the A. M. F. church was held at Lansing. Pert Andrews, near Corunna, was kicked by a horse and it is feared that he will die. Mr. Clark Ilenika, of Augusta, was seriouty injured by being thrown from a carriage and has become insane. The infant child of Farmer Land shaw. near Alma, pulled a pot of hot tea olV the supper table and was fatally scalded. James Heal, a Davison farmer, lost a clover huller. Some miscreant set it on lire in a Held where it had been left for the night. Chauncey Stone, secretary of the (rand Kapuls Cold Storage company, has disappeared, having overdrawn his account 1 1,200. It is said that no less than 15 families in the Third ward of Jackson have the "shakes." It is malarial fever caused by bad drainage. The annual Detroit conference of the Methodist Fpiscopal church was held at Saut Ste. Marie and was quite largely attended. Ilev. II. K. Dosker, D. D., recently appointed extra professor of the West ern Theological seminary at Holland, has taken charge. Uain storms at St. Joseph blew hun dreds of bushels of peaches off the trees and the owners turned their hogs in to eat them up. The Christian Endeavor societies of the Ninth and Eleventh congressional districts will hold a joint convention in Cadillac, October 5, G and 7. During a thunderstorm the horse of V. S. Sliankland, of Fort Huron, be came frightened and ran away. Ho was thrown out and had live ribs broken. James Cook was killed at the Kirby Carpenter company's millyard at Menominee' by a blow on the head from a stick of hardwood falling from the carriage. Several mysterious fires have re cently occurred at (irayling, and it is suspected that a fire bug is in town. They have all taken place at 2 o'clock in the morning. The barn of Win. W. Sage, near Ionia, was struck by lightning and burned, together with 000 bushels of wheat, l.lo bushels of oats and 2.1 tons of hay. Loss l,r00. Lightning struck many places at Kalamazoo. Several patients at Prook asylum cottage were shocked. Kleas II. Poos, a eelerj' digger, aged 23, was instantly killed in the Held. During a severe electrical storm at Jackson, the residence of C. II. Schuy ler was struck by lightning and badly damaged. Two young men occupying an upstairs room were severely shocked by the bolt. The Fine Lake Iron company has been attached on a claim of 13,000 subject to a mortgage. The stock is in possession of Sheriff Stewart, llusiness depression is said to have been the cause. The llissell Carpet Sweeper com pany's plant at (Jrand Ilapids, which has been idle all summer, has started up with r0 men and the number will be rapidly increased until the full force of 300 men is employed. "U!ay City schools opened with the largest attendance ever known. The present school buildings are inade quate to hold all the pupils and ar rangements will have to be made im mediately for more buildings. Edward Wasser, aged 18, died in the homeopathic hospital at Ann Arbor from the effects of having both legs crushed in the Toledo fc Ann Arbor yard;.. To escape the rain he had crawled under a box carand fell asleep. There were 21,700 pupils enrolled at Detroit schools this year, as against 22,H75 last year. Owing to lack of room there arc 1,700 little children from five to eight years of age who are forced out of school one-half of each day. The wife of Justice W. O. Wcstfall, of (Jrand Ilapids, committed suicide by taking carbolic acid. She was alone in the house and her death was not discovered until night. She had been at the Kalamazoo asylum, but was re cently back as cured. Thomas Harrison recently neglected to hitch his horses properly at Milford and they ran away. A horse was killed and a buggy belonging to Lou Andrews smashed into kindling wood. Mrs. Fhipps, of lnkster, was laid up with a life long injury, which it cost Harrison 500 to settle. Lightning struck two large barns belonging to Frank dates, six miles east of St. Johns. The buildings, to gether with contents, were entirely destroyed; loss, 2,500. Curtis Staf ford, of Desplain, Clinton county, also lost a barn and contents, including three horses; loss, 1,000. Two houses in St. Johns were also struck. A company for the manufacture of safety bicycles will shortly be organ ized at (Jrand Ilapids. The stock holders will be largely composed of ministers, all of whom will ride the new wheel. Per. C. P. Whittaker is the prime mover in the scheme and the Inventor of a machine which is a rad ical departure from the ordinary safety bicycle. It is manipulated by levers and is designed to weigh 25 pounds. More than 1,300 people attended the Central M. K. church at Sault Sto Marie during the M. K. conference. The impressive service of ordination of deacons and elders by Pish op Waldcn followed. Those who were ordained are: Elders. Ezra A. Cross, Durand; Julius F. H. Harrison, Yale; Thomas J. Furdue, Stephenson; Ephraim Sed weck, Freeland; Keuben Emery, Jeddo; Henry F. Shier, Whitmore Lake; Sib ley (J. Taylor, (Jrayling; Herbert H. Culver, " (Say lord. 'Deacons: Judson Cooper, Pennington; Horace Alderich, llemldck; W. (2. Nixon, Corunna; (eorge A. Fee, Stand ish; W. II. Lloyd, Saginaw; Tarn Thompson, Metimora. The Salvation Army has invaded Iron wood again. The Eleventh Michigan cavalry will hold a reunion at dreenville, Sept. 27. Py the spreading of an old and new dock at the Soo 50 tons of soft cod dropped into the river. Mrs. Mary Hunt, a wealthy widow of Corunna, has been adjudged insane and sent to the asylum. F. M. Link, who keeps a restaurant at F.ritton, is under arrest for selling liquor without the proper license. The Kalamazoo Telegraph celebrated its fiftieth anniversary by issuing a 10-page edition profusely illustrated. The woolen mills burned at Carson villc. The origin of the tire is un known. The loss is estimated at about 1,000. Wm. Hoyt, aged 32, was found dead at hif home, two miles nrth of Carle ton, with a revolver ball in his temple. Suicide. A digger named Charles Carr, aged 45, was burie'l in a cave-in near Hoi land, and sustained fatal injuries. He left a family. Prakeman Harney Hebner, of Au Sable, fell under the wheels at MeKin ley, and both legs were cut off. He cannot recover. While Joseph Smith was sitting at a window in his father's iesidence, near Newaygo, he was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Charles Pierson, a young man aged 22, committed suicide at Ludington by jumping into the lake. He was de spondent on account of his discharge from employment. Mrs. (Jeorgc J. Huntley, aged 20, shot herself through the heart, dying instantly, at Holland. She had been married but a few weeks. No cause is given for the deed. Marcus Fetcrson, ex-clerk of the board of state auditors, will publish a book on what he knows of the salary amendment frauds. The title of the volume will be "Modern Despotism." Uev. F. Nelson (Jlover, pastor of the First Papti.st church of Hay City, was thrown from his bicycle under the wheels of a carriage and was kicked by the horse. Concussion of the brain resulted. Oliver F. McQueen, of Hastings, a carpenter by trade, committed suicide at the Irving house in Lansing, by taking morphine. The deceased was 00 years of age and leaves a widow and two sons. At the annual fair, September 27, the school children of Calhoun county will hold a rally. Supt. Fattengill, of Lansing, and others will give ad dresses, and 10,000 children will carry Hags and banners. Dr. Howig, an ingenious citizen of Fig Ilapids has been experimenting with his bean crop hy giving the vines electric shocks. He tinds that the beans thus treated are fully ten days earlier than others. The board of prison inspectors met at Jackson and signed a contract with the Derby Cycle Co., of Chicago, for the manufacture of bicycles, tricycles, etc. The contract calls for the em ployment of 75 men. Mrs. Henderson, of Jackson, while standing on top of a step ladder gath ering fruit with a picket of a fence in her hand, fell to the ground, the picket penetrating her body. Little hope for her recovery. Two large barns, extensive sheep sheds, farm produce and utensils, owned by Hon. J. S. Crosby, and situ ated three miles east of dreenville, were destroyed by lire. The lire originated from sparks from a locomo tive. Loss S'J,000. Ionia has a law and order league which is alive to the interests of Sun-daj- observance, and through its in Uuence the common council passed an ordinance forbidding the opening of all places of business on the first day of the week after October 1. An underground lake exists on the north side of Fleasant lake, in Jackson county. It appears to have no bottom and all attempts to till up have failed. The lake covers about an acre of ground, and the land in the immediate vicinity is all the time settling. Norvell Crane, of Hillsdale, disap peared about two months ago, and the only trace of him was his clothes, which were found on the banks of Sand Lake. It was reported that he was alive, but the mystery has been solved by finding his body in the lake. Jerome W. Fristol was found at the bottom of an old-fashioned open well at Coldwater. About midnight he had stepped out of the house to get some water and finding the rope broken and the bucket at the bottom he tried to fish it up and tumbled in headfore most. The big wooden steamer Robert Mills and the Union liner H. J. Jewett collided in the Straits of Mackinac. The Mills was seriously injured and was run ashore. The Jewctt's steel hull had apparently suffered no injury, and she went on he way. The colli sion occurred in a thick fog. Guy McGregor, a li-year-old son of Capt. J. M. McGregor, of Detroit, died of a very singular affection. A few days previous he was attacked with toothache. The glands of the throat swelled to an enormous size, causing suffocation, and in spite of the efforts of two physicians the boy strangled to death. Michigan's fish commissioners will ask the next legislature for 10,000 to enforce the game and tish laws. Trout streams in northern counties have been raided with dynamite and nets and the catch shipped to city markets. The law says trout shall not be caught except with hook and line and shall not be marketed. I). Ridley Whittaker is a farmer. of Gaines, who lately parted with his wife. He was jealous and kept a close watch of the premises. A boarder named James Morris was in favor with the household, and Whittaker claims that he found his wife and Morris oc cupying one chair near a window. He fired at th couple with the intention of wounding both, but the bullet passed through the arm of his wife and lodged in the wall. The candidates for governor will speak at a county mass meeting In l'etoskey, September ID. The whole of northern Michigan is expected. NEWS IN GENERAL. SOME ITEMS OF MORE OR LESS . . IMPORTANCE. A Severs F.lertrlcal Storm Almost Totally Destroys Several JUInnU Town, The. Annual Encampment of the rand Army of the Eepublio at l'ittaburs. Town Destroyed by Lightning. Lightning played havoc among the various small towns about DcKalb, 111. As a result the business portion of Malta, a town of 000 inhabitants, is in ashes, with losses aggregating S"o, 000. The little settlement of Henrietta was also visited by lightning and com pletely wiped out. The loss will not prove very extensive. At Caledonia four buildings were struck at different times, und each of those structures was destroyed. At Elmhurst a big barn was struck and totally destroyed. The people had hard work to save the schoolhouse, situated near hy. Poek ford came in for its share of flames, and in that town three fires were caused by lightning. At Felvidero a physician's stable was struck and om sumed, together . ith two horses. Huntley suffered the lo:,s of three buildings, one of which was a stable. In the latter instance four horses were cremated. At Herbert two buildings were burned. The northwestern rail way track for a stretch of ,'iOO feet at Trout Fark is washed out by the heavy ilood. At Genevi', also u washout oc curred on the Air line, carrj'ing away a large section of the roadbed. THE G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT. The Veteran .Meet Once More lu National lie. union at l'lttshurg. FHtshurg, the metropolis of western Fennsylvaiiia, as the host of the na tional encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, did herself proud. The number of people who took the occa sion to v isit that city almost reached 100,000, and although the number of veterans present was not as large as at Washington, the enthusiasm was al most as great. Michigan veterans were interested in pushing the claims of Judge C. D. Long as their candidate for commander-in-chief, and conse quently the state was well repre sented. Ohio sent as large delegations as any state excepting Fennsylvaiiia and New York. Indiana and Illinois each had a candidate for commander-in-chief, and of course a large number of veterans from those states were present. The first spectacle of the encamp ment was the parade of the naval vet erans. Over 1,0)0 men, under the command of Rear Admiral J. P. Os born, were in line. The old salts were cheered all along the line of inarch. In the parade were carried many his toric relics of naval warfare, among them the torn and time-stained banner which Hew over the good old Kear sarge when she added luster to the American standard on the high seas. Their ninth annual convention of the naval veterans showed an encourag ing condition of affairs, and Francis 1!. Allen, of Hartford, Conn., was elected commander. Judge Long's reunion. Actio. Judge Long, of Michigan, filed his replication in the suit for mandamus against the commissioner of pensions in the supreme court of the District of Columbia. lie denies the allegation of the pension office that he is able to perform such labor as may be per formed by a person having one arm. and states that he is permanently and entirely disabled. Judge Long holds that his duties as one of the justices of the supreme court of Michigan can in no waj' be construed as manual labor, an opinion which was concurred in by Commissioner Tanner in ISS'J. CO House lturned lit an Oh o Town. Twenty acres in the heart of the vil ageof Dalton, O., were devastated by lire, and over 50 houses' destroyed. Assistance was sent by special train from Massillon, Orrville and Canton. The village water supplj was soon ex hausted and then wells and cisterns were emptied. Early in the morning a welcome rain began to fall and the flames began to die out. The fire is supposed to be of incendiary origin. The entire loss is estimated at 200.000. 40 to CO Killed In a Collision. Faris: The disaster to the Faris and Cologne express train at Apilly, be tween Noyon and Chauny, France, was more serious than at first supposed. The first estimates placed the number of persons killed at ten with 20 injured. It is now stated that from 40 to 00 were killed or injured. NEWS IN BRIEF. The Populist state convention at Denver was a noisy affair, but Gov. Waite overcame all opposition and was renominated. W. F. Collier & Co., general store keepers at St. Petersburg, Pa., were robbed of 70.000 in bonds, notes and cash while the office force were out for a night lunch. It is believed that the forest fire death list in Pine county, Minn., will exceed 500, as something like 100 are still unaccounted for, according to Coroner Cowan's official statement. The national convention of the Kec ley leagues of the United States was held at the Colisaum, Colorado Springs, Colo. Fully 3,000 delegates from all parts of the United States wcic present. Ten persons were killed and 20 in jured by the wreck of the Faris and Cologne express train. The accident happened at Appily, near Prussels, and was caused by a collision of the express train with a freight train. The whole plot of the lynching of six alleged Negro incendiaries near Millington, Tenn., the night of August 31, has been laid bare, and, every man implicated in the conspiracy will be in jail. Robert MeCarver, son of J. A. McCarer, sheriff of Shelby county, is the man who exposed the conspirators. An area of one square mile suffered from a cloudburst at llethlehera, Fa. The flood reached the second story of houses on Goeppe street, Spruce street, Old Rethelehcin anil Second street in South Hethlehcm. The damage to pri vate property is estimated at 50,000 and to sewers and highways- 10.000. That no lives were lost is a miracle. AN ENGINEER'S FATE. Wrecked Three Time at One Spot In WlncoiiMiti The Thlril Time Fatal. Three years ago Fred Almquist, of Rockland, became an engineer on tho ('., M. St. P. railroad, and since that time his life has been a series of acci dents. About one year ago his entire train was wrecked at Adventure bridge, 305 miles north of Milwaukee, and the bridge was destro3'ed. Last June he was wrecked on the same train but nine miles south of the first wreck. His engine was thrown down a 10-foot embankment and several cars piled on top of it; but Fred crawled out of the wreck without a scratch. During the recent forest fires ho started north witJi the same engine and train. Fires raged fiercely each side of tho track for many miles, necessitating a very careful watch and a slow run; but in spite of all pre cautions, when he reached the spot near Adventure bridge, where he was wrecked a year ago, the rails spread, and the engine turned over on its right side in precisely the same man ner as last June, killing Fred instantlj'. A passenger was due in ono hour. Scores of lives were in danger. Twice F.rakenian Crane started ahead to flag the approaching train, but each time he was driven back by the smoke, his face burned und hair scorched. The third time he succeeded, and stopped thV train just in time. Urakeman Orton was found with a broken leg. Two Killed In u Wreck In IIoohIo Tunnel. A most horrible railroad disaster took place on the Fitehburg road in the Hoosie tunnel, near North Adams, Mass. A freight train had stopped to repair an engine which had broken down, and at about the same time a west-bound express train passed through the tunnel filling it with smoke. A second eastbound freight train was allowed to enter the tunnel contrary to the rules of the road, and the engineer being unable, on account of the dense smoke left by the passen ger train, to distinguish the lights from the train from the lights on the walls of the tunnel, went into it with a crah. A horrible disaster was the result, both trains being badly wrecked. The tunnel was blockaded ami two men killed outright and three seriously injured. Colli on nt 'o!uiiibu. A remarkable collision occurred on the l!. it O. west of Columbus, O. Ten loaded coal cars broke from a train two miles from the scene of the collis ion and ran down grade into the F. it O. express on a bridge. The engine of the express plowed under the coal cars and went off the bridge into the river, pulling the baggage car with it. The other coaches remained on the track. One span of the bridge went down and the coal cars piled upon the encine. Win. Herbert, fireman, of Newark, was crushed to death; Joseph Smallwood, engineer, was hurled out Into the river and escaped with some injuries. A water tank in one of the coaches fell on 11-year-old llurniss llurton and broke her leg. No othei passengers were seriously injured. 1'eary'n ICxpeilltlon. Copenhagen: The Peary relief ex pedition ha 4 been heard from. The Danish vessel Tjalfe, commanded by Capt. Prick, has arrived from Green land, and the captain reports that he met the members of the expedition at (Jodhaven on July 17. All were well. Capt. Prick states that tho winter in the Arctic regions has been extra ordinarily long and he thinks that the chances of finding alive Pjorling and Kalstennius, the Swedish explorers who started for the north in 18'J.', and the search for whom was one of the objects of the Peary relief expedition, are very remote. Sunbeam Memtagen. The rays of the sun carried a mes sage from the top of the Equitable building, Denver, Colo., to the summit of Pike's peak, (10 miles in an air line. It was a remarkable feat in helio graphic signaling, but its success was fully up to expectations. Successful experiments were continued for sev eral days and then tho signal men started for their attempt to Hash a message from Mt. Uncompahgrc to Mt. Ellen, 1S3 miles. The flashes of the mirrors on Pike's Peak could be distinctly seen by the naked eye dur ing the transmission of the message. Condition of the Treasury Improving. Washington: Secretary Carlisle is much pleased with the condition of the treasury. Instead of a deficit the returns for July and August of this year show a surplus of nearly 7,000, 000. This indicates an improvement over last year of more than 25,000,000. The cause of this is decreased expen ditures, increased internal revenue and customs receipts and an improved condition of trade. Secretary Carlisle is now confident of his ability to meet all tho treasury obligations without another issue of bonds. Seven More People Horned to Death. Seven people were burned to death in the fires at Marengo a few miles south of Ashland, Wis. The bodies are so badly burned that recognition is impossible. Reports from the north are to the effect that Carlton. Kerrick and Rar num, Minn. are in danger. The fires now surround these places and arc raging luriously. So dense is the smoke at Carlton that the operator there said ho could not see across the street. A Farmer' Shirt Raved the Train. A farmer near Stevens Point, Minn., drove off a band of trainwreckers who wero tearing up track on the Wiscon sin Central. He then tore off his shirt, set fire to it and signalled the early morning train from Chicago, which was approaching, and which would otherwise have been derailed and thrown over a precipice. Secretary Gresham had a conference with the Chinese minister concerning the Chinese treaty which was ratified by the senate. Minister Yang Yu told Secretary Gresham that owing to the war overshadowed nil else, no action had yet been taken by the Chinese government. A terrible storm visited Wichita, Kos. The lower portion of the town was Inundated by the cloudburst. The lightning was incessant and at the homo of Thomas Herman a bolt of lightning killed his 3-year-old loy, fatally burned a 9-year-old girl and lit erally tore the house to pieces. AGAINST THE HOM EST-ADERS Secretary of the Interior Decide a Dig I. und t'u iu Favor of u Monopoly. Washington: Secretary of Interior Hoko S. iith has decided the long nwaiteil homestead case of Amassa Daly against the giant Michigan Land it Iron corporation. Fifteen thousand acres of land with some of the most valuable or pine timber, depended on the outcome of this test case. Over 1,000,000 worth of property. Secretary Smith decrees that several hundred homesteaders shall be turned out and the title of the vast tract shall be confirmed to Lord Rrassey, of Eng land, and other millionaire stockhold ers of the Michigan Land it Iron Co. Tho 15,000 acres at issue which is only a email portion of the 4'J2,3S1 acres, of which 120,571 acres wero fraudulently gobbled, of the monop oly's claims arc located west of L'Anse in the upper peninsula on the line of the old M., If. it (). railroad. The pivctal point upon which Secretary Smith seems to hinge his decision is that the company was an "innocent purchaser" of the railroad land grant, notwithstanding that the existence of statutes known and read of all men seemed to militate against the inno cent purchaser theory. l'(f d a Mile in 2:03 1-7. The flag of honor floats over the track of the Indianapolis Driving club. Robert J., the great son of Hartford, reigns supreme as king of the turf. The match purse of 5,000, between Robert J. and Joe Patchcn at Indiana polis was expected to bring forth some phenomenal speed, but not one of the 10,000 people gathered at the track was prepared for the terrible smash ing of records that began with tho word "Go." The battle was a beauti ful one and the heats as paced by Robert J. were: First, 2-03?i; second 2:023 i third, 2:0 IJ'. Canadian Lumber Free. Washington: Secretary Carlisle wa.. notified by the state department that the Canadian government has advised the secretary of state that hereafter no export or stumpagc due. will be levied by Canada on anj' of the logs, timbers, planks and other articles included in the lumber sched ule of the new tariff bill. Acting on this information, Secretary Carlisle at once sent a telegram to collectors of customs notifying them that hereafter all Canadian lumber will be admitted free of duty. Count of I'arin Dead. London: Louis Philippe Albert, Prince of Orleans, Count of Paris, and grandson of Louis Philippe, king of France, died at the Stowe house, his London residence. With his death tho mantle of the French royalists will again fall to tho ground, only to be smoothed out and placed upon the shoulders of his son, the j'oung Duke of Orleans. The Comte de Paris was born in 1833. 4 ... TIIK M.VKKKTS. New York. Cattle Xutives 8 3 00 ?, 5 M Ho 00 6 35 Stm-p (iood to choice 2 M OA 3M bumbs a 75 4& 5 00 Vhcat No. a 5H i M' Corn So '2 Qi ft-! Oats No. 2 white 37 i& 'i'tM Toledo. Wheat No 2 spot M'icJ M1 No 2 December MVI9 67 Corn No2 M ( rti' Oats No - mixed 31 '4 'id 32' Itullalo l ive Stork. Cattle Mixed Shipments 3 2S ft 4 01 Sheep 2 40 ffl 3 Ml Lambs 4 0" 66 4 I) Iloif.i Choice wck'hts t 4." do U (V Common and rouh 6 2. (4 0 33 Cleveland. Cnttle-llest 4 00 CI 4 SO Other grades 31c) W 3 so Hotfs 6 I 0 5 K" Wheat No 2 red lit ui W Corn No 3 M bfr fi7 Oats No 2 white 42 43 l'ittbur. Catt'e 3 fiO CI 4 RS llotf 5 M) b& SO Sheep and lambs 2 7.1 r4 4 2. Wheat -No 2 red f,2 i0 fi2!i Corn Mixed fttt'-46 67 Outs Nog white 42 43 Cincinnati. Cattle ood to prime 3 75 4 50 Lower jjra-lc-i 2 2.) u 4 li Hot' 5 3.5 (14 ft !"1 shi t' uud lambs 2 25 4 AO Wheat No red 61 M hl'i Coi n No 2 mixe.l M 49 5S' Oats-No 2 white 31 (ei M',i Chicago. Cattle-Heat steers 3 10 & 6 15 Common 3 U L9 4 10 Sheep and lambs 2 Oil 0 6 25 KoK-Mixed 6 40 f(a 0 M Wheat No 2 red M 4i M'i ( urn No 2 M'v 6rt'i Oats No 2 white 32 V4 32' g Mess pork, per bbl 11 10 dfl II 15 Lurd. ter cwt 8 05 8 70 Detroit. Cnttlo-ood to choice 3 M 3 00 Lower grades 2 75 04 3 Ho Hogs 5 10 Sneep 1 M fift 2 50 Lambs 2 50 i 3 25 Wheat No 2 red spot M1 ift 64' i No 1 white ftf (($ firtL, Cjrn No 2 mixed RS W 68 Oats No 2 white 32 tfl 32( J Hay Timothy H 25 04 11 50 1'otatoes, per bu Ml 00 5 JJutter-Dalry IS (-a 21 Creamery Si ('ft 24 EKKS-Kresh 14 6 15 Live Poultry Chickens H ((ft 9 Fowl e'iift 7 HuoUs 4 7 Turkeys g 8tf WEEKLY ItKVIKW OF TRADE. New York: Ilradstrect's trade review Bays: Special teleerams from more important dis tributing points make it plain that In mercan tile lines trade Is fairly active, fully meeynsf earlier and more favorabio anticipations in a majority of instances, and exceeding them la Mine. An Increased number of Interior buyers at larger cities within the week has nerved to stimulate the feeling of hopefulness and. aside from the cotton mill Htrike In New England and distress in the northwest, duo to forest fires, tho past week has not brought unfavor able features. Staple prices tend upward, except tor wool. A striking feature, at the west comes lrom Chicago and St. Louis, where the volume of business in all lines increased. eiHTlally in dry goods, the total for the week being the heaviest for the season. The prand total of Ks.:i,vuX) bushels of wheat available in tho United States arid Canada. September 1 was 25 per cent larger than a year ago and tho beaviettt htoclc ever held on that date. New YonK: Pun's review of trade nays: The business outlook Is much like an April day, with alternate clouds and sunshine, in soino brunches trong Improvement still continues, while in others trade U diminishing. Strike lesien, for the time, tho working foree perhaps as; much as it otherwise increased, but tje utrikes of garment makers spreads so rapliliv that an early end is considered certain, while the strikes in cotton mills have advanwd prices so much that a settlement Is thought not distarik The government crop report in expected to foreshadow a great loss In corn, w hile other observers believe reports 'mater ially exaggerated. It is quite remarkable tlyit wheat has advanced, notwithstanding that tae receipts have boen ever l.OOO.Oou bushels more and the exports l.lioo.OiH) less, than last year Corn anil pork advanced on the strength of reported poor crops In many sections. During the week the failures wero 215 in tn i United States against 32t la.st year, and 4? In Canada against H last year.