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1? riiutetan Warn, R. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms 2 00 per year in advance. The strawberry Is known all over the world, and was used as an article of food by the ancients., The London city mission employs 483 missionaries and Its receipts for the last year were $340,000. Flies can walk on the ceiling because their feet are natural air pumps and form a vacum so that their body is sup ported by atmospheric pressure. In the Kelvingrove musejm, Glas gow, they have a crow's nest from Ban goon made of iron wire obtained from carbonated water bottles. The winner of the recent Baden jubi lee gold cup is Baron von Munchausen, who is not only a namesake, but a lineal descendant of the baron whose voracious tales of travel and adven ture, as told by Rudolf Ruspe, have been immortalized by Craikshank and Gustave Dore. It is difficult to understand the ob ject to which the king of Abyssinia intends to devote the elaborate post age stamps which he is now having engraved and printed at Paris. There is no postofflce and no postal service in Abyssinia, and the Ethiopians have not yet developed the civilized mania for stamp collecting. The "grapple" plant, a botanical odd ity which grows along the edges of the Kalahart desert, has the general re semblance of an Immense starfish. Each ray or arm of this vegetable curiosity is provided with natural "grab-hooks," and if a sheep gets too near it is likely to bo caught by the wool and held titf It dies. Mr. Jansen recently exhibited to the French Academy of Sciences the clock work that will register the observation of the instruments placed in the ob servatory on top of Mount Blanc. It requires winding up orly once in ught months, and is lubricated with a mater ial that has been exposed to a cold of 80 deg. below zero without freezing. A curious prize is offered by the Bavarian National Institute for Fish Culture, Damely, the sum of 100 marks (5) for every male river eel which has attained the length of from fifty flxe to sixty centimetres. The offer is the result of a late controversy be tween two experts, Dr. von Brunn of Hamburg and the fish inspector, Vogel of Harburg. The sudden calling together of the British cabinet council and the equally sudden neeting of the French cabinet has given rise to the report that there ts serious trouble between the two nations. It will take considerable of a ruction to make people believe that these great powers will actually go to war with each other. But if they Bhould, wouldn't the prices of Amerfc can breadstuffs and provisions soar? A French doctor has just discovered Ahy some fishermen catch cod and others do not He found that on the northerly side of high submarine peaks the cod would not bite, while on the southerly side they did. By attaching thermometers to fishing lines he further found that most fish was taken at a temperature between 45 and 50 deg., and that at 45 deg., with a depth of pbout fourteen fathoms, the catch was best. Boston letter carriers are somewhat pleased at the outcome of their opposi tion to the rule of the postal authori ties requiring the men to purchase their uniforms and accessories from the tail oring firm to which a contract was awarded. The men all along felt that they could have outfits cheaper If per mit ed an option in the selection of a fiealer. Accordingly the matter was brought to the attention of the author*, ties at Washington and it has been de cided that the carriers may buy of any tailor they desire. In a prehistoric cemetery recently uncovered at Montpellier, France, while workmen were excavating a ,water works reservoir, human skulls were found measuring 28, 31 and 32 Inches In circumference. The bones which were found with the skulls were also of gigantic proportions. These relics were sent to the Paris academy, and a learned "savant" who lectured on the find says that they belonged to a race of men between ten and fifteen feet in height A few years ago a portion of the pavement in Groswell road, London, was lifted out of its place in some mys terious way. Before the workmen were sent to replace it numerous toadstools made their appearance in the cracks between the misplaced stone and its fellows. Investigation proved that the stone, which was two feet one way by four the other, and weighed 212 pounds, had actually been lifted out of place by the resistless growing force of these soft, spongy fungi. j&*&.f M^MA I.kn .Iiififfrf fktniH ^p 4 PITH. OF, THE NEWS afW38BfflRfc *m *-ENTS OF THE PASTWEEK IN A CONDENSED FOBM. fl ^A. ffhe Late st ana Most Important Newi oX the World, Called From the Telegraph Report* of the Press Associations. Washington. Charges are made that the govern ment is violating the interstate act in the present transfer of troops Postofflce department officials have forbidden the Sunday parade of letter carriers contemplated by postmaster Hesing of Chicago. Government officials are favorably considering the scheme to* have mail transported to large cities by street cars. Secretary Gresham's outline of the new treaty with Japan shows that it closely resembles the one just conclud ed with England. During September the coinage of gold at the various mints amounted to $50,033,692, and of silver $6,875,035, of which $672,200 were standard sil ver dollars. Personal Mention. President Cleveland will prolong his vacation at Buzzard's Bay three weeks. Mrs. Catherine Clurich died at Musca tine, Iowa, aged 108 years. Belva A. Lockwood qualified to prac tice law in Henrico county court at Richmond, Va. P. D. Armour says there is no truth In the report- that he was negotiating for the purpose of Jftkyll island. Ga. Victor Konig, a former husband of 7cne Hading, the actress, is dead in Paris. Algernon Pery Banks St. Maur, four teenth duke of Somerset, is dead, aged eighty-one years. Todd Haddon, eldest son of the mar quis of Cranby of London, is dead. His death resulted from the effects of a surgical operation. Mrs. Fanny Blumfleld-Zeissler, the distinguished pianist of Chicago, has been the recipient of much attention in artistic circles on the continent. Maj. Thomas Winston is dead at Covington, Ky. He served in the Mex ican war, and was afterwards paymas ter. James H. Gresham, a cousin of the secretary, died in a physician's office at Jeffersonville, Ind., of heart dis ease. Samuel Maze, a prominent citizen of Washington township, Ind., was found dead in bed. His sudden death will be investigated. Moses H. Katzenberger, a wealthy Memphis Hebrew, who recently died, left instructions for the burial with him of his fishing tackle. Webster Dixon of Vernon, Ind twice secretary of the Indiana state senate and twice prosecuting attorney of the Ninth judicial circuit, was taken to the asylum for insane at Indianapolis. Daniel Kramer and Ellen A. Ball were married at Rockford, 111, as the result of a courtship conducted by let ter. Neither saw the other until the wedding day. Joseph Esterbrook, principal of the normal department of Olivet college and one* of the most widely known and influential educators in Michigan, died at Olivet, Mich at the age of seventy two years. Unfortunate Events. The Mirror Lake house, a summer hotel at Saranac, N. Y., was destroyed. The loss Is $150,000. Near Pawnee, Neb, a cyclone killed a 9-year-old girl and seriously injured five other members of the family. Fire in a tenement house in New York caused the death of a little girl and the prostration of a woman. Mrs. Sydney Bowles of Ashland, Ohio, was fatally burned by an explo sion of carbolic acid and turpentine. The broom and shoe factories at the Eddyv)lle, Ky., penitentiary, were burn ed. Loss, $60,000. Admiral Shufeldt, U. S. N., retired, was seriously injured in a runaway ac cident at Richmond, Va. Prof. Vincennes Botta, the celebrated linguist, fell three stories from his resi dence In New York, sustaining fatal in juries, Archibald PooTer, one of the oldest settlers of Howard county, Iowa, was run down and killed on a railroad bridge near Elma. Mrs. R. Newmiller of Freeport, 111., was accidentally shot through the right eye. She is still alive, but in a critical condlticn. A wagon loaded with a ton of pow der was struck by a train at Wilming ton, HI., and wagon and powder were hurled a distance of thirty feet- The powder did not explode. At Brunswick, N. J., fire destroyed the storage warehouse and stables of Runyon Bros. Seven horses, among them a valuable trotter owned by P. P. Runyon* "were cremated. Chesapeake and Ohio freight No. 94, e&st-bound, wrecked 10 cars near Will lams creek tunnel, Ky., yesterday. Loss, $20,000. Van Gregory was fatally tn 1ured. Criminal Doings. Safe blowers secured $2,000 from the postofflce at Gallatin, Mich. John Parker, a 17-year-old freshman at Pardu university, was brutally treat ed by hazers. Del West, who escaped from the Val paraiso (Ind.) jail last week, has been captured. Roscoe McClurg, a wealthy farmer, committed suicide by hanging at Hunt ington, Ind. Edward Swann was arrested at Louisville, Ky., for entering a "ringer" In Indiana races, a felony in that state. The Nashville (Tenn.) grand jury has Indicted fifty persons for selling liquor without license. j, Robbers at Tabor! Iowa, looted a hardware store, securing money and notes amounting to $400. N. A. Crawford of Fairville, N. B-, was murdered by a young Englishman named Burton, who is insane. Dr. Conda M. Beck, who shot and killed Mrs. Grace Cohee at Newbern, Ind,, has been indicted for murder in the second degree. An unknown man -who murdered Men"' Donnelly of Kansas near Hamburg, Iowa-, several days ago, has been cap tured in Forest City, Mo. Adolph Burgan and John Barrett, in mates of the Ohio soldiers' home, were killed by highwaymen, near Dayton, Ohio, for their money. Rendered despondent by business re verses, Robert F. Kraft, ex-city clerk of New Albany, Ind., committed sui cide. William Frazer of Mingo Junction, Ohio, was bound over to court on a charge of setting fire to the residence of his wife, from whom he is divorced. Masked men bound and gagged Levi Keller and family near Tiffin, Ohio, and robbed the house of all its valua bles. George W. McCabe shot his brothel*, R. F. McCabe, with a double-barreled shotgun and then committed suicide at Charleston, S. C. William Fisher has been arrested at Dayton, Ohio, for the murder of Adolph Burgan, an inmate of the soldiers' home. I. K. Eshelman of Sterling, HI., was Vitally fihot by unknown highwaymen on the Grand avenue bridge at Des Moines, Iowa. Fifteen members of the Salvation Army were arrested at Altoona, Pa-, upon a charge of blockading the streets and creating a public nuisance. The only saloon In Gordon, Ohio, southwest of Piqua, was blown up with dynamite. Efforts had ben made dur ing the last three years to get the sa loon out of the corporation. Two hundred armed citizens have sur rounded the murderers of Constable John Fry at McMillan, Wash. Deputy Sheriff Moore was shot by the fugitives and will not live. The stage running between Yreka, Cal, and Fort Jones was held up by a masked highwayman. The robber took the Wells, Fargo & Co. express box, which contained valuable treas ures. James Scott discovered a man steal ing corn from his field near Mount Ver non, I1L, and in the quarrel Scott shot and killed the man, and in raturn was so badly cut with an ax in the hands of his antagonist that he will not sur vive. The man killed is a stranger. Thomas Heffran, a saloon keeper at Muncie, Ind., who was arrested two months ago for stealing chickens and who jumped his bail, has been arrest ed at Muncie. When the bond of $500 was declared forfeited it was found the papers had disappeared from the court house. Judge Smith, of the circuit court at Mohne, 111, announced that he would overrule the motion for a new trial in the case of William E. Stevens, who wa? last spring convicted at attempt ed assault upon an ignorant Belgian wo. man. His attorneys will attempt tf secure a supersedeas. Foreign Goaslp. There is an unusual amount of sick ness among the English residents at Apia, Samoa. A special dispatch from Tegucigalpa says the project of a Central American union has been dropped for the pres ent Dowe, the inventor of the bullet proof coat, is giving performances in Stockholm. So far he met with great success. Herr Wermuth, late German commis sioner to the world's fair in Chicago, is drafting a government bill to restrict bourse speculations. A serious scandal affecting a con vent in Naples is giving rise to much comment The lady superior and sev eral other persons have been arrested. The primate of Spain is about to is sue a pastoral protest against the re cent consecration of a Protestant bish op and a church in Spain. The British Miners' Federation has decided to support the Scotch miners in their determination not to accept the proposals made and to continue the strike. Advices received from Rio Janiro say that the Brazilian capital is now tran quil, and that the report of a disturb ance arose from a drunken brawl be tween soldiers and civilians. M. de Crais, French ambassador to Great Britain, has resigned and will be succeeded by Baron de CourceL who was president of the Bering sea tribunal of arbitration. The Echo de Paris says there is'no truth in the report that Premier Du puy is to resign immediately, and that he is to be succeeded by M. Raymond Polncarre, the minister of finance. Dispatches from Batavia announce that the Dutch, after eight hours' hard fighting, captured Mataram, the strong hold of the Balinez rebels. The Dutch loss was one lieutenant and twelve pri vates killed and four officers and forty five privates wounded. The Baliuey lost heavily. General. Heavy rains In California damaged the raisin crop $100,000. Lieut, GOT. A. L. Harris was nomi nated for congress by Republicans of the Third Ohio district A fish, weighing forty-seven pounds has been netted at Marquette, Mich., which is declared to be a sea salmon. Southern Pacific railroad officials have decided on a reduction of expenses all along the line. Directors of the whisky trust nave decided to abolish the rebate system against which dealers have combined. The Russian thistle has been found at Gurnee, Lake county, HI, where it is supposed to have been brought in wheat screenings used to feed sheep. A report of changes contemplated in the Catholic diocese of the Northwest Is denied absolutely by Archbishop Ire land. j Father Francis Dent, who was de posed by Bishop Ryan, of the Buffalo diocese, has asked Mgr. Satolli to re store him. "j $jh_M- Methodists of Kankakee, HI, have passed resolutions rebuking their bish op for ignoring their wishes regarding a pastor. Ex-Congressman M. K. Gantz was nominated for congress from the Sev enth Ohio district at the Democratic convention. Mill owners and operatives at Fall River, Mass., held a conference, but failed to settle the strike involving 40,' 000 persons.^ MIMIOTDA Hi,BRIEF INTERESTING EVENTS OF TITO WEEK IN MINNESOTA. important Occurrences In the North Star State Day by ayA General Resume of the Week's Doings AT* ranee* for Rapid Reading HSundny, Sent. 30. Washington Clark, a returning har vest hand, was killed by the cars at St. Joseph. He leaves a wife and chil dren in Minneapolis. William Sells, a driver for the Colum bian market, Minneapolis, was arrested for embezzling $16.20. He pleaded guilty. The county commissioners of Mower county have agreed to help the cyclone sufferers of Le Roy, and appropriated $2,000 as a relief fund for that pur pose. A can of gasoline exploded in the kitchen of the Brunswick hotel at Fari bault. Night Clerk Clement Schim melpfenig tried to extinguish it and was seriously burned. No fatalities have been reported from -the recent fire in Crow Wing county. The Myers family has been found homeless, but unhurt. While there is still considerable fire in various direc tions, no more trouble is anticipated. Monday, Qvt. JL. The agricultural fair held at Chaska was a great success. The elevator at Chaska owned by the Central Elevator company was burned to the ground, with 1,000 bushels of wheat. Some insurance. Jacob T. Merkley, assistant engineer in the Germania bank building, St. Paul, fell down the freight elevator shaft and was killed. A destructive prairie fire occurred between Hancock and Morris, destroy ing some grain and a large amount of hay. Another fire three miles west of town started from a threshing engine rnd burned a large amount of grain. Three separator! have baen bu/ned in that county within the last two weeks. John Lycn's house in High Forest village was burned. Loss, $1,000 part ly insured. Russell Bros.' steam thresh ing machine burned up four stacks of grain for J. Holcomb. Rabine Bios.' machine burned several stacks of grain and all the outbuildings on the farm of Samuel Thayer. Hon. A. C. Pray died very suddenly at Minneapolis at the Homoepathic hos pital. Mr. Pray suffered an accident recently, and, although it was not re garded as anything serious, he was tak en to the hospital for treatment The injury was internal and last night heln oirhage began and Mr. Pray expired. Tuesday, Oct. 2. The trial of Rev. Father Engelbrecht At Luverne, charged with assault, ended after twelve hours' deliberation. Tne jury brought in a verdict of not guilty. The Grand Army men will hear with rp^ret of the death of Capt. Charles D. Parker, past commander of the depart ment of Minnesota, G. A. which took place at his home in St. Anthmy Park. Nels Gilbertson, a laborer, was foimd dead in his barn at Minneapolis. He had hung himself from a rafter, and \vhen his wife saw him first life was extinct. At a meeting of the university fac ulty, held in the office of the registrar at Minneapolis, sentence of indefinite suspension was pronounced upon five young men, members of the sophomore class, whose names had been handed to the faculty as having been connected with a rush which occurred in the main building Wednesday last. Freeborn, Moywer, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties' creameries met in Owatonna for the purpose of organizing a board of trade for the mutual pur chase of supplies, sale of products and institution of a mutual fire insurance company. There was a large attend ance. The following officers were elected: President, C. M. Finch, Clin ton Falls vice president, C. D. Belden board of managers, C. D. Belden, Aus tin M. Halvorsen, Albert Lea L. D. Harkins, Walcott A. Havey, Osseo L. J. Larkin, Waseca. 3 Wednesday, Oct. The state superintendent of public instruction makes the annual appor tionment of school funds. The men employed by Drake & Stan ton at Virginia, struck, for a raise in wages from $133 to $1.50 per day. John A. Moors, until recently paying teller at the Security Bank at Duluth died of consumption. The special town election at Glencoe went against bonds for waterworks by 26 majority. The state labor department completes an interesting investigation into the nationality of the members of the trades union. Adolph Reese, a civilian attache at army headquarters at St Paul, made an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. No reason is assigned for the attempt The county commissioners of Red wood county have voted $13,500 bonds for erecting a jail in this city. A building committee composed of F. W. Philbrick, E. A. Pease and Frank Bil lington was appointed. Thursday, Oct. 4. The Anoka council has passed a reso lution unanimously closing every cigar store Sundays. The Goodhue county creamery has gone into the hands of a receiver. Farmers in the vicinity will sustain heavy losses. David Orr's mill, cooper shop and warehouse were burned at Cascade. Loss, $30,000 insurance, $12,000. In cendiarism is strongly suspected. Mike Mead was sentenced at Hills to six months In the county jail and $200 costs for maliciously shooting a neighbor's horse last March. T. R. Foley, the Aitkin lumberman, against whom suit had been begun by the state to recover on pine taken from state lands, has paid up. His bill amounted to $7,500 for 1,000,000 feet of timber and $170.63 for witness fees. Again diphtheria had appeared at Mi laca. School has been closed, public gatherings prohibited, and the president of the council has sent for a state health officer to Investigate. _It Is hoped the epidemic will soon disappear. AZm The 'first annual Polk and Norman, counties fair held at Fertile was a notable success in every particular. The attendance was very large, and the dis play of live stock and vegetables was fine. The three derricks used on the bridge work at Red Wing fell down, and came near killing several men. While put ting one of the derricks in place again one man was injured so he will be laid up for a long time. The accidents will impose a heavy expense on D. D. Smith of Minneapolis, the contractor. Friday Oct. 5. Mrs. A. M. Nutterfield died in An oka. She has been a resident thirty years, and leaves a son, Henry C. Johnson. Gov. Nelson appoints a commission to administer relief to the cyclone sufferers. E. Webster Whipple. LL. B., profes sor of Greek and 'French for many years at Shattuck military school, at Faribault died suddenly of typhoid fever. Valentine Heffling was suffocated by gas in a well that he was boring at Montgomery. The auger struck a rock and he went down to fix it. He told the man above to haul him up, but had only ascended a few feet when he lost his hold and fell back. Ho leaves a wife and three young children. Deputy Marshals Brown and Short all brought to Fergus Falls F. H. At kins, Thomas Pender, Grant Mason, Charlie Mallioux, Robert Neron, F. P. Rath and James E Knowles, of Barnesville, all indicted for conspiracy against the mails. All gave bonds to appear at the March term. Saturday, Oct. O. Fire completely destroyed the house and contents of A. A. Buckingham at Crookston. Origin unknown. Nobody was at home. Valentine Hoeffliag was suffocated by foul gas while drilling a well in Richter's park at Montgomery. He was a married man, aged thirty-five, and the father of three children. Boring in the artesian well at Mar shall has been continued through six feet of sand rock, and the flow is in creased to an estimate of 7,500 barrels in twenty-four hours, with about eighty pounds pressure at the surface. Fire destroyed the dwelling house oc cupied by John Brunner, situated on the Epple farm, one mile south of Fair fax. The household contents were saved. The building was covered by irsurance. WHERE FRENCH TIPS GO Jiot Into the Pockets of Attendants, But Into Those of Employes. & A learned foreign numismatist has just revealed to Parisians a fact of which most of them were certainly ig norant. It appeais that at least in one of the celebrated museums in Paiis the few sous given to the attendants at the cloak rooms for taking care of an umbrella or a coat do not go to the servants attached to the establishment, but go to swell the budget of the in stitution. This savant was the other day just leaving the museum on the left bank of the Seine, where he had greatly ad mired the admirable collection of old coins, when he fumbled in his pocket to find a few sous to give to the attend ant who kept his umbrella. He had drawn four sous from his pocket, and was about to hand them over to the at tendant, together with the ticket for his umbrella, when a superbly dressed usher told him in a very mysterious voice to put the money back into bis pocket. He did so, and was rather astonished when he claimed his um brella to find that the attendant did not hold his hand out for the tip. Being determined to ascertain the cause of this extraordinary conduct in a city where gratuities have been giv en for evervthing, the foreign sa\ant went up to the official who had advised him to keep his money and asked him to explain the mystery. The gorgeously dressed usher declar ed: "Well, yes, sir, it is true I and my colleagues do not care to reveive money from visitors. You see, we are not allowed to keep it, and it only gives us trouble. We have to put it into the till, take it out again, count it and make packets of it. It gives us infinite bather. It has to go to swell the treasure of the museum, and only serves to increase the number of the curiosities you have just seen. Things have been going on so for the last nine years." The numismatist, who had never be fore had a gratuity refused in Paris, declares that he will place the 4 sous he intended to give to the cloak room attendant in his collection as the rarest of coins he possesses.Boston Herald. LONG-LIVED RUSSIANS. Centenarians A re Far Front Being Rare in the Csar's Dominions. It has long been a well-established fact that abnormal longevity is more common among the Russians than among many other of the European na tions. From an official report collated from well-authenticated local registers it now appears that the government of Kieff takes tne first place of all Rus sian provinces in this respect. During last year, it is officially stated, there were fourteen centenarian deaths regis tered in that government In the city of Kieff one man died at 110 years, while within the suburban circle two women died aged respectively 102 and 104 years. In Berditcheff two men reached the respective ages of 101 and 114 years. In Vassilkoff another patri arch died In his 115th year. In the same district there died a Jewess aged 105 in Svenigorodka, a man of 110 year in Tarastscha, another of 105 in Uman, two men aged respectively 106 and 102 years in Radomytzel, a He brew aged 107 and a Christian aged 103 and lastly a man of 105 years died at Tcherkassy. IJ&Here are fourteen persons dying within the same year and within the limits of one district, whose united ages amount to 1,489 years. According to the Saratoff journals there is still in that government an ancient veteran of the First Napoleon's army, formerly Lieut. Savin, and since 1812 known as Nicolai Alexandroviteh Savin, who has celebrated 126 birthdays.London Daily News. WREC IN WISCONSIN THE COLD-BLOODED DEED OF XJX^ xn KNOWN DESPERADOES. They Saw the Supports .From Under a Trestl e, Causing- the Partial Wreck: of a Passenger TrainTh Fireman Instantly Killed. Ithinelander, Wis., Oct 10.Nothing but unaccountable good luck prevent ed the worst passenger wreck of the ear on the Soo line. The Boston and Minneapolis limited west, which leaves here at 1:40, went through a trestle between Heafford Junction and Brad ley. The stringers and piles had been sawed after tWe east-bound limited passed the place an hour and forty minutes before. The rails were left with no support and the engine crushed through. They were going thirty-five miles an hour, and instead of dropping into the opening, the en gine struck the solid track beyond and turned clear over down the embank ment. The engineer, James Dutch of Minneapolis, was thrown twenty feet ahead. He sustained a broken leg and bad cuts on the head and a badly bruised body. He will recover. He was taken to his home. Charles Cot trell, the fireman, was pinned under the engine and terribly mashed. They are still working to release his body. He was instantly killed. He leaves a wife and two children at Minneapolis. The baggage car and sleeper left the track, but none of the occupants were badly hurt. The, trestle is twenty feet high. The job of cutting the stringers and piles was exactly the same as was done near Prentice last week. Who ever did it last night was evidently surprised in their work by the train's arrival, and they left an overcoat and a saw. It is thought that the culpiits will soon be captured. Every sus picious character in the country will be made to explain his whereabouts last night. In the overcoat were cer tain articles which will help to identi fy them. The saw was stolen from the hand car house, near the wreck. The Soo company has offered a reward of $500 for information leading to the capture of the guilty parties. Engi neer Dutch was on the train which narrowly escaped being wrecked in the same manner last week, and he thinks it is some one who aims at his death. The officials think it is don9 by tramps for robbery. Steer on the Track. Flagstaff, Ind. T., Oct. 10.Passen- ger train No. 3 on the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe, was wrecked yester day at a point two miles west of this place. The accident was caused by the locomotive striking a steer which was on the track. The engine, ex press and baggage cars were thrown from the track and the engineer and fireman slightly injured. The acci dent occurred in a cut, and as a track could not be built around the wreck it had to be moved before another tram could pass. Affairs In Madagascar. Paris, Oct 10.The Matin publisher a letter from Deputy de Loncale in reference to affairs in Madagascar in which he declares that Great Britain has loyally observed the conditions of the Madigascar convention of 1885. M. de Loncale expressed his convic tion that England will not altar her policy in regard to Madigascar. Bank Wrecker Sentenced. Springfield, Mo., Oct 10. Judge Phillips to-day sentenced A. B. Craw ford, the ex-cashier of the wrecked American National bank, tp five years in the Missouri penitentiary, after ex pressing sympathy for the family of the prisoner. Killed in a Mine. Ashland, Pa., Oct. 10. John Bog danius, aged sixteen, was Instantly killed, and Peter Lasoutaki, aged thirty-five, fatally injured to-day by an explosion of gas in the Maple Hill mines. The explosion was caused by the careless handling of a safety lamp. Fire in an Exhibition. Antwerp, Oct. 10.A fire to-day vis ited the "Old Antwerp" section of the exhibition here and totally destroyed six houses, together with their con* tents. The loss is heavy. More Cholera. Amsterdam, Oct. 10. Throughout Holland last week there were sixteen new cases of cholera ana eight deaths, of which number six new cases and one death were in this city. Telephone Extension. West Superior, Wis., Oct. 10.It is the Intention of the telephone com pany of Superior and Duluth to make connection with St Paul and Minne* apolis in another year. RlcLard Worthington Dead. New York, Oct 10.-Richard Worth Ington, president of the Worthington Publishing company, has died of apo plexy at his home in Sea Cliffe, L. I. j} Riot on a Train. JT^ Owensboro, Ky., Oct 10.In a riot among some negroes on an excursion train at Hower's Station, two ,were hurt but not seriously injured, i *r A Blow to the Jews.*- Budapest, Oct. 10. The house of magnates to-day rejected, by a vote of 103 to 19, the government bill provid ing for legal recognition of the Jew ish religion. sm Steam Pipe Bursts. Chicago, Oct. 10.Two men wereJ'jS killed to-day in the Illinois Steel works mjm and five injured by the explosion of a-fM steam pipe. The dead are Williams Miller, thirty years old and married, Hf and A. N. Sparrow, unmarried. The recovery of the injured is doubtful. They are John Holstrom, Thomas Dorsey, Oscar Wagner, Joseph Tod hunter and Peter Moxey. All are -employes at the South Side mllL and the injured were taken to the com pany's hospital there.