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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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PITH. OF, THE NEWS
*-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
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
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
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
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
Algernon Pery Banks St. Maur, four
teenth duke of Somerset, is dead, aged
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
James H. Gresham, a cousin of the
secretary, died in a physician's office
at Jeffersonville, Ind., of heart dis
Samuel Maze, a prominent citizen of
Washington township, Ind., was found
dead in bed. His sudden death will
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
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
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
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
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
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
Roscoe McClurg, a wealthy farmer,
committed suicide by hanging at Hunt
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
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
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
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'
I. K. Eshelman of Sterling, HI., was
Vitally fihot by unknown highwaymen
on the Grand avenue bridge at Des
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
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
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.
There is an unusual amount of sick
ness among the English residents at
A special dispatch from Tegucigalpa
says the project of a Central American
union has been dropped for the pres
Dowe, the inventor of the bullet
proof coat, is giving performances in
Stockholm. So far he met with great
Herr Wermuth, late German commis
sioner to the world's fair in Chicago,
is drafting a government bill to restrict
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
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
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
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
Ex-Congressman M. K. Gantz was
nominated for congress from the Sev
enth Ohio district at the Democratic
Mill owners and operatives at Fall
River, Mass., held a conference, but
failed to settle the strike involving 40,'
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The state labor department completes
an interesting investigation into the
nationality of the members of the
Adolph Reese, a civilian attache at
army headquarters at St Paul, made
an unsuccessful attempt to commit
suicide. No reason is assigned for
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
The Goodhue county creamery has
gone into the hands of a receiver.
Farmers in the vicinity will sustain
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.
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
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.
Gov. Nelson appoints a commission
to administer relief to the cyclone
E. Webster Whipple. LL. B., profes
sor of Greek and 'French for many
years at Shattuck military school, at
Faribault died suddenly of typhoid
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
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
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
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.
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
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
WREC IN WISCONSIN
THE COLD-BLOODED DEED OF XJX^
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.