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raupimt Union
R. C. DUNN, Publisiwr.
Terms:-10 pat year is advase*.
H_LILI I
The New York police comimissloneri
ask for an appropriation of $7,000,000
this time. Law and order come very
high in the metropolis.
Now that the patent American cy
clone has invaded Europe, we may ex
pect our trans-briny cousins to hate
the United States worse than ever.
In the discovery of reefs and rocks
and the destruction of machinery the
United States navy, considering its
size, can hold up its end with any of
them.
The situation in the Mediterranean
has started a lot of speculation as to
the relative fighting powers of the
European navies. Curiously enough,
many commentators express the opin
ion that France could sweep the Med
iterranean clear in three months.
Crime is not wholly suppressed in
the Indian Territory, but vigilant offi
cials are making it hot for lawless
characters. The murderer of two men
in that country has been fined $10 for
his bloody work.
The good old times in the wild and
woolly "West have gone. Forty gam-*
biers in a Colorado resort were arrest
ed and taken to jail by two officers,
and the gamblers didn't even hare a"
single revolver among them.
The Chinese assume that they had
explored all the recesses of wisdom
several thousand years ago, and yet
the visit to America of their most emi
nent old statesman will be chiefly re
membered by the fact that he poked
at an electric motor with his umbrella.
The revival of the revolution on the
Philippine islands will probably con
vince Spain that it is an off year for
the crashing of revolts. The discon
tented people of the Philippines are
undoubtedly encouraged by the suc
cess of the Cuban revolt thus far.
A Parisian artist who has just ar
rived in this country is not, according
to her own statement, after the Amer
ican dollar. She says that she has
come to drink cocktails and to sing,
it would be safer for her to reverse the
order of her program and sing first.
The production of prunes in Califor
nia has grown in ten years from al
most nothing to an estimated yield of
83,000 tons of green fruit for 1890.
Four-fifths of this amount is now be
ing dried for market, making 24,000
tons of dried fruit.
Italy has got out of the Abyssinian
business at some expense to her na
tional pride, but the payment will not
be too heavy, perhaps, if it keeps her
from committing similar follies in the
future. The third member of the triple
alliance cannot afford to have a for
eign policy of the aggressive sort.
TLe quarrel between King Oscar
oUid his Norwegian subjects has
reached such a pass tnat the king talks
savagely against them in a newspaper
interview, and the Norwegians retort
by saying that the king imbibes too
freely of the flowing bowl. This is a
particularly cruel slander, because Os
car is a great "temperance" man, and
a believer in the Gothenburg system.
The English hop crop has been much
damaged by continuous wet weather,
and the pickers, who are mostly the
poorest class of London, are suffering
greatly from the malarial conditions,
while at the same time they have been
unable to earn enough to supply the
simplest food. In fact, these slum
hop-pickers are better off in the slums
than in the country under such condi
tions.
The awful blundering of the English
press, when speaking of American af
fairs, is surprising. The latest is from
the London Chronicle and is the cham
pion misinformation joke of the cam
paign. Speaking of Mrs. McKinley,
that paper says: "It is not generally
known that the talented wife of Mr.
McKinley was called to the American
bar in the early part of 1893, and that
Bhe enjoyed for a long while the unique
distinction of being the only lady of
the legal profession who pleaded on
behalf of clients before her own hus
band, who was the judge of the circuit
in which she practiced."
So even old Father Time's face is to
be changed before the twentieth cen
tury comes in. Italy has oflieially
/adopted the new method of notation.
The change consists in numbering the
hours of timepieces from 1 to 24 to
correspond with the number of hours
In. the day. By law the children, of
go to school at 9 o'clock they
are dismissed at 13 or 16 courts open
at 10 and are closed at 17. The thea
ters supported by the government an
nounce the time of opening in the same
way, while those not aided by the gov
ernment announce their opening by
both notations, as "Beginning at 21
p'clock (9 p. m.)" Here is something
Jisw under the sun.^ TBJS-
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TinT*
EVENTS OP THE PAST WEEK IN A
CONDENSED FORM. #w*jra
Washington Talk.
The state department has been ad
vised by telegrams from Vice Consul
Khoufi at Beirut, Syria, that the con
sul there, Thomas R. Gibson, died from
smallpox.
People in Print.
W. S. Rosecrans is elected president
of the Society of the Army of the
Cumberland.
Princess Olga of Montenegro, niece
of Nicholas I., the reigning prince, is
dead. She was born at Cettinje on
March 19, 1859, and was unmarried.
Charles F. White, aged forty-one,
proprietor of the Kentucky Register,
published at Richmond, Ky., died sud
denly of congestion of the lungs.
Dr. Edward Beckendorff, who for
almost half a century practiced medi
cine at St. Louis, is dead, aged seven
ty-four.
Alfred Hebard, who made the pre
liminary survey across Iowa for the
Chicago, Barlington & Quincy railroad,
for many years a citizen of Red Oak,
died at New London, Conn., from heart
disease. He had gone there on a visit.
Judge William P. Wolfe of the
Eighteenth Iowa judicial district, is
dead at Gedar Ilapids, after a long ill
ness. He was among the most wide
ly^known members of the state bench
and bar.
Kate Field's effects will be shipped
from Honolulu to San Francisco by
the next steamer. A check has been
received from H. H. Kohlsaat, of the
Chicago Times-Herald, to pay all ex
penses connected with the funeral and
the transportation of her effects.
Accidental Happcnlnea.
Nine persons were injured by a col
lision on the Union Pacific road, near
Butte, Mont.
M. E. Garland and Edward Harris,
both of Englewctd, 111., were killed in
a railway wreck at Merdville, Pa.
The Meridan Flint Glass Works at
Andqrscn, Ind., burned. Loss, $15,000.
It was the largest plant in the world.
The Amterican ship Luzon, Capt.
Park, has grounded en the bar at Woo
Sung, China. Ic is probable that she
will be hoated after she is lightered.
David Parmer, a farmer at Busser
ton, fell in a fit before an approaching
train at Vincennes, Ind. ,and was in
stantly killed.
W. W. Lord, living fcur miles north
east of Eagle Grove, Iowa, was killed
in his bam. It is supposed that he
was kicked by a horse.
By I he giving way of a leg of a der
rick that was being used to noist stone
at Buffalo, Martin Dudack, aged .twen
ty-one, was instantly killed, and John
Kurker was fatally injured.
The Oval Wood Dish company's
works at Traverse City, Mich., the larg
est in the world, were destroyed by
fire. The plant was covered by $50,-
000 insurance.
Manager Mark Davis,who is at Leav
enworth with an Eastern theatrical
troupe, injured, perhaps fatally, while
standing on the railroad phtform, by
being struck by a trunk.
A collision between an express and
an excursion arain occurred at the
March (Eng.) station of the Great
Eastern road. Both trains were
wrecked and seventeen persons were
inju/ed, many of them seriously.
The South Sea missionary schooner
of the Josephites, Evanelia, is report
ed to have foundered at sea in longi
tude 147 west latitude 14 degrees 30
minutes south, July 36. All on board
were saved
The tewtny-onc-fcot catboat Hebe of
Dorchester, Mass., with six men on
board, started out for a fishing trip,
but has not been heard from. It is
thought the boat was capsiezd and
the men drowned during a severe
squall.
Crimes and Criminals.
Arthur Adams, a traveling salesman,
took laudanum and died at Peoria, 111.
N. A. Craig, city marshal of Table
Rock, Neb, was shot dead by a tramp.
James McMillan cut his wife's throat
at Bedford, Ohio, and then escaped to
the woods.
Joel L. Sheppard, aged 40, express
agent at Washington, 111., committed
suicide.
Joseph N. Wolfson, a prominent New
Orleans lawyer, was arrested for aiding
in fleecing the Union National bank out
of $36,000.
One hundred sacks of gold ore val
ued at $30,000 were stolen from the
powder magazine of the Tomboy mine
at Telluride, Col.
James Haley, a farmer and country
merchant of Big Hill, Ky., was vic
timized out of $300 by a green-goods
man, who claimed to be a Cincinnati
broker.
Marshal Finley of Morning Sun, la.,
was shot ^,nd dangerously wounded by
John McPherson, whom he was at
tempting to arrest on a charge of kid
naping his daughter.
Richard Williams, ex-Chinese cus
toms inspector at San Francisco, con
victed of extortion, has been sentenced
to six years' imprisonn ent and fined
$100,000.
Miss Emma Ashley, who shot at E.
J. Baldwin, the milhoraire horse-own
er, in court, and narrowly missed kill
ing him, was acquitted on the ground
of temporary insanity.
Three members of the Cotton family/
living near Tickfaw, La., were mur
dered by a negro. Another member
of the family was seriously wounded.
The negro used an ax. Sheriff posses
are in pursuit of the murderer.
Lige King, a prominent and prosper
ous farmer of Crab Orchard, Ky., killed
Ab Fish of the same place at a box
party at Turkey^own. a few miles east
of Crab Orchard.^tKins gave himself,
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I
PITH O THE NEWS.m
General Resume of the Most Im
portant News of the Week, From
all Parts of tne Globe, Boiled
flown and Arranged In Con
venient Form for Rapid Per
usal by Busy People.
George F. Gober, Judge of the BL
Ridge circuit of Georgia, was the vi
tfm of a sensational assault upon th
streets of Atlanta, Ga. and was badl.
hurt. His assailant was "Steve" Ryan,
wfao was formerly Atlanta's merchant
prince.
The California supreme court has or
dered a new trial for Alonzo J. Whit
man, who was convicted of forgery and
sentenced to nine years' imprisonment.
hitman was formerly a wealthy man
and stood high socially and politically
in Minnesota and Michigan
Fred Boyden, a irember of the com
mission firm of Davenport, Quick &
Goyden, Chicago, committed suicide at
Lincoln, Neb. He came there a few
days ago, and was worried and fretted
over his wife's illness and financial
difficulties.
Gov. Hastings of Pennsylvania has
pardoned John Bardsley, former city
treasurer of Philadelphia, who on July
2, 1891, was sentenced to fifteen years
in the penitentiary for misappropriat
ing over .$500,000 of city and state
money while occupying his official posi
tion.
From Foreign Shores.
The khedive of Egypt has arrived at
Vienna from Carlsbad.
It is reported that among Lord Rose
bery's guests during the autumn will
be Mr. and Mrs. Rudyard Kipling.
The present holder of the Armenian
patriarchate, Mgr. Bartolomeos, is
said to be a mere creature of the sul
tan.
One of Queen Victoria's most con
stant visitors at Osborne has been thef
ex-empress of the French, who looks
younger and better than she has done
for some time past.
The marquis of Bute, who has been
staying at Cardiff castle for a fort
night, has UDearthed the foundation of
an old priory called "White Friars,"
known to have existed some centuries
ago.
One of the Swiss papers announces
the arrival in the Engadine of Sir La
bouchere, member of the chamber of
Lords of Great Britain and vice presi
dent of the honorable company of the
South Africa Indies.
It is understood that United States
capitalists are negotiating with the
Russian governn ent for the establish
ment of a rapid steam ship service be
tween San Francisco and Vladivo
stook.
Valentine Gadesdcn, the San Fran
cisco real estate dealer who was made
corespondent in the Yarde-Buller di
vorce case, died suddenly of heart dis
ease at P^dnauheim, Grand Duchy of
Hesse.
Prince Lobanoff had one curious
bond of sympathy which united him
throughout life to Great Britain. He
entertained a roir antic and^passionate
admiration for Mary, Queen of Scots.
Every relic of that unhappy lady was
collected by him with pious devotion.
To remove ground for complaints
th*?t have become numerous that raw
silks delivered at Japanese ports weie
not up to the standard in fineness or
weight, the Japanese government has
established conditioning houses at Yo
kohama and Kobe, where silks are
examined and certified free of charge.
A rumor is circulating in diplomatic
circles concerning the mental health of
the sultan. It is said that Abdul's
mind is giving way under the strain of1
events, and that this accounts for the
"insane manner in which he appears
to be challenging the vengeance of civ
ilized Europe," as a correspondent de
scribes it.
The recent journey of the German
empress from Berlin to Plocu was due
to the fact that the second son, Eitel
Fritz, was thrown from his horse while
taking riding exercise, and received a
kick from the animal. The young
prince was able to remount and ride
back to the imperial castle, but he is,
for the present, confined to his bed.
Otherwise.
Samuel H. Crow,-of Lyons, Iowa, is
dead at the age of seventy-four years.
Grain-carrying vessels are in de
mand at Sari Francisco.
The next convention of the German
Catholic societies will be held at Co
lumbus, Ohio.
Rev. M. F. Colburn, pastor of Grace
M. E. church, San Francisco, Cal., is
dead.
Lieut. Duff, U. S. A., retired, died at
Port Huron, Mich., of apoplexy, aged
sixty-five years.
The Republicans of the Thirteenth
Massachusetts congressional district
renominated Congressman John Simp
kinson.
The anouncement is made that the
next meeting of the turf congress will
be held in St. Louis Sept. 28, at which
time officers will be elected.
The Democratic cocgressic nal con
vention of the Twenty-ninth New
York district nominated Henry W.
Bowes of Bath.
At the Democratic convention of the
Second Connecticut congressional dis
trict, Dr. Austin B. Tuller of New Ha
ven was nominated for representative.
George W. Langford, secretary of
the Illinois fish commission, died at
his home at Havanna, 111., of cancer
of the stomach, after an illness of six
weeks.
Timothy J. Campbell was nominated
for congress by the Republican con
vention of the Ninth New York con
gressional convention. He was nom
inated by the gold-standard Demo
crats, Sept, 14.
The twentieth annual convention of
the American Humane society was
called to order at Cleveland, Ohio, by
President John Shortall, with several
hundred delegates present, representing
the principal cities of the country, ff
All city prisoners at Bellefontaine,
Ohio, have been released for want of
money to pay the sheriff for their keep
ing. The entire police force was dis
charged for the same reason, and the
city is now left without any protection
whatever, save that af the mayor and
marshal.
What is believed to be a genuine
case of leprosy was accidentally dis
covered in the waiting room at Belle
vue hospital, New! York. The sup
posed victim was quickly transferred
to the-Willard Barker hospital. He is
George Fleming, forty years old, a
homeless German baker. He has been
sleeping in charity houses, and, ac
cording to his story, he has been af
flicted for ten years, I
STILMSIM^GUNS SOME MOBE SHOOTING OCCURS NEAR
LEADVILLE, COLO.,,
Striking Miners Make Attacks Upon
the Reserve of the Water Com
pany and Also Upon Two Mines,
and the Rioters and Militia Ex
change ShotsThe Funeral of
Men Killed in the First Fight
Leadville, Colo., Sept. 29. Gen.
Brooks has just telephoned the Heiaid
Democrat that an attack is in progress
on the Carbonate Hill reserve of the
Leadville Water company and that
shots are being exchanged between the
militia and rioters. Later a lively
fusilade began at the Bohn mine and
was continued for ten minutes. The
sounds resembled a number of shot
guns, seemingly in one place, answered
by rifle shots from different points
near by.
Lieut. Verdeckberg telephones from
the Bon Air mine that four shots were
fired at a picket, who returned the fire
and called for the corporal of the
guard. When the corporal ran out two
shots were fired at him and they were
returned, after which a squad started
in pursuit ot the assailants.
The funeral of Jerry O'Keefe, th*
fireman murdered last Monday morn
ing while turning a hose on the fire at
the Coronado mine, occurred yester
day. It was the longest funeral pro
cession ever seen here. The luneral
of William Higgins, who was literally
filled with buckshot while engaged in
the attack on the Coronado, was from
the same church and immediately fol
lowing that of O'Keefe. Almost the
entire miners' union, including tully
1,500 people, followed the lemams to
the cemetery.
COLONISTS RETURN
Horrible Tales of Suffering of Col
ored People in Liberia
Philadelphia, Sept. 29. The steam
ship Waesland, which arrived here to
day from Liverpool, brought back as
passengers six of the colored colonists
who went out to Liberia early in the
spring on board the famous steamshio
Laurada. They tell horrible tales of
sufferings from disease and destitu
tion by the unfortunate people who
gave up their homes in this country to
journey to that distant republic.
Forty members of the Liurada's ex
pedition, consisting of 315 people, are
already dead, while the entire number
taken out previously on the Danish
steamship Horsa, have been carried off
by what is known as John Bull fever.
Among the party returning is Taylor
Smith of Forest City, Ark He says
the country is unfit for civilization and
that those who went on the Laurada
are now penniless and almost naked.
They have not sufficient money to get
back to the states and certain death
awaits them The fever is carrying
them off rapidly. Several times they
joined together and called on the pres
ident of the state for help, but he gave
them none. Strips of land were given
them but no houses, and they had no
shelter for months after they arrived.
Provisions command high prices and
they cannot be secured by these poor
creatures, and there is absolutely no
way to earn a living.
DEADLY EPIDEMIC
Hundreds of People 111 of Typhoid
Fever at Lead, S. D.
Omaha, Sept. 29.Late advices from
Lead City, S. D., are that the epidemic
of typhoid continues unabated. Nearly
400 cases are reported, and ten deaths
occurred last week. Physicians and
nurses are going in from neighboring
towns and every possible eftort is be
ing made to check the progress of the
plague. There is little hope of better
ing these conditions, as the population
is so dense that everybody is rnore or
less infected. The cases at Deadwood
are largely those removed from Lead
City, and it is not expected the epi
demic will spread in Deadwood, which
has a good sewerage system. The
doctors of Lead say the epidemic
started from polluted well water, there
being no sewerage system. Lead has
a population of 6,000, all huddled to
gether on one-half square mile, and the
well water has become contaminated
with seepage from refuse matter.
Engineer Andrew Rosewater of Oma
ha completed plans for a system of
sewers for Lead two weeks ago, but
owing to the political situation the
bonds voted for the purpose could not
be sold and the work will have to go
over till next year.
Orders Disobeyed
Milton, Pa., Sept. 29. A disastrous
freight wrek occurred last night on
the Philadelphia & Reading railroad,
eight miles southeast of here. An
empty engine and tender collided with
a heavily laden coal train, throwing
eleven coal cars off the track and
burying Engineer Mitchell of the form
er beneath the ruins. Fireman Kelly,
who was on the same engine, "jumped,
but was so badly injured that died. A
man by the name of Burlew, who was
riding on the train, was terribly
bruised. The wreck, it is said, was
due to disobedience of orders.
College Burned.
South Hadley? Mass., Sept. 29.
Mount Holyoke college, the pioneer in
stitution for the higher education of
women, received a severe blow to-day
in the burning of the main building
with a probable loss of over $150,000.
The buildings have cost over $300,000
and could not be replaced to-day for
less than that amount. Fortunately
none of the 400 students or faculty
were injured, there being ample time
for their escape with part )f their
personal effects.
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Egyptian Independence
London, Sept. 29.The Times' cor
correspondent believes that there is
some truth in a native report that the
khedive is now making a tour of Eu
rope incognito and that he has taken
with him a scheme for Egyptian inde
pendence drafted by a prominent na
tive official. "This anti-British in
trigue," tire correspondent continues,
"seems the more likely since the
khedive, while professing that the
journey is non-political, has had an
interview with M. Honataux, the
French minister of foreign affairs."
MPMi tr&
FIRES ARE BURNING.
Superior and Snrronding Towns are
Again Threatened
West Superior, Wis., Sept 30. JL
forest fire broke out between here and
South Superior this morning. Fanned
by a brisk south breeze it soon trav
eled to the residence district of West
Superior. The fire department is out
fighting the fires, and will succeed in
keeping them from burning buildings
unless the wind should blow stronger.
The fires completely surround the
driving park at Twenty-first street and
the fences are burning, but the build
ings inside will be saved. No reports
have been received from the outside
districts to-day, but it is feared that
the rising wind may drive the fires
into valuable pineries. More bucket
brigades went out to the suburbs from
here this morning to save farm build
ings. The railroad town of Itasca, with
in the city limits, is in danger, and
South Superior people are commencing
to fear for their own safety. It is re
ported that a bridge has been burned
on the South Shore railroad near Ne
bagamain, but no definite information
can be obtained.
At South Superior the flames have
crept dangerously close to the Duplex
Wind Mill company, and dwelling
houses are in considerable danger. An
appeal came for assistance from Supt.
Quinn, of the county p^or farm, five
miles east, it being stated that the
buildings are in danger and flames
within one block of the house. Chief
Kellogg went out and the city fire
engines and 2,000 feet of hose are on
flat cars ready to proceed to the most
dangerous point. Reports wired from
Dedham and Foxboro, on the eastern
state line, that the flames are creeping
up, and the train crew say the towns
are in danger. The sky is overcast
and the sun obscured by heavy clouds
of smoke.
Spooner, Wis., Sept. 30.Fierce fires
are raging on .both the Duluth and
Bayfield lines of the Omaha road. The
atmosphere is filled with smoke Fire
consumed about 300 tons of hay be
tween South range and East Superior,
and is threatening bridges along the
line. The wind has changed and the
fire is now thought to be under con
trol. Supt. Trenholm has ordered out
a crew to save the long wooden trestle
one mile south of Bayfield. Many
other fires are reported between Ash
land Junction and Washburn, which
are being watched day and night by
the company.
TROOPS CALLED OUT.
Prospects of a Lively Fight in
Louisiana Town
Amite City, La., 'Sept. 30.There is
great excitement in this place owing to
a report to the effect that a mob of
500 armed men would come here to
morrow and demand of Judge Reed
the return to this place of John John
son, colored, the murderer of the Cot
ton family, now confined in prison in
New Orleans for safe keeping. Alarm
ing reports were also in circulation at
to the treatment that would be dealt
out to -parish officials in the event of a
refusal to have the murderer returned
here immediately. A meeting of citi
zens was held here to-day at which
Judge Reed presided. After the meet
ing adjourned Sheriff McMichael tele
graphed Gov. Foster asking for troops
to suppress a threatening mob. In re
sponse the governor ordered a com
pany of troops to this place. All roads
leading into this pJaoe have been pick
eted and the citizens promise to give
the mob a warm welcome.
AT CANTON
Maj. McKinley Talks to Two Dele
gations
Canton, Sept. 30 The first organized
delegation to call on Maj. McKinley
this week came from Lisbon, Colum
biana county, Ohio, and arrived in a
special tram of ten coaches. It was
made up of employes of the Lisbon
plote mills, farmers, busiress men and
mechanics from the vicinity and was
accompanied by the Lisbon band. Hon.
B. W. Taylor, McKinley's successor in
congress, made the introductory ad
dress. The Valley train brought sev
eral car loads of ministers and dele
gates to the African E. conference
in session in Cleveland to call on Maj.
McKinley. They marched informally
to the McKinley residence, where ad
dresses were made by State Senator
Green of Cleveland, Bishop Lee and
Bishop Arnett. Gov. McKinley's ad
dress dwelt upon the development and
achievement of the race.
He Is a Spendthrift.
Chicago, Sept. 30.Jud/e Kohlsaat,
of the probate court, has been asked
by the wife of John B. Ketcham, a
wealthy man of this city, to appoint a
conservator for her husband's estate.
She alleges that he drinks too much
and is a spendthrift. Ketcham says
the bulk of his estate is real estate in
Toledo, of which he cannot dispose
without his wife's consent. The Ketch
ams came here from Toledo about
four years ago.
Three Were Hurt.
Spring Valley, Minn., Sept. 30.S. C.
Lobdill and wife, Elmer Lloyd and
wife, Roy Vial and wife and Mrs. L.
I. Lobdill were out driving when their
team became unmanageable, throwing
them all from the vehicle. Lobdill
was seriously injured internally, his
wife was bruised on the right side and
face and Mrs Vial was injured about
the head and received a sprained
ankle.
7 Fatal Political Fight.
Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 30. In a fight
over politics at Otterville, Cooper coun
ty, to-day Thomas Saunders, a gold
advocate, shot and instantly killed
John Dobson, a silver Democrat. After
the men had engaged in a fist fight
and been separated Saunders procured
a revolver and put three bullets into
his adversary's body.
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Jefferson's Granddaughter -Weds.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Sept. 30.
There took place at the residence of
Charles B. Jefferson, near Crow's
Nest, the marriage of Miss Margaret
Jefferson, eldest daughter of Charles
B. Jefferson, and granddaughter of
Joseph Jefferson, and Glen McDonough i
of New York. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Herman Paige of Fall
River, and the form of the Episcopal
church 'was employed. Prominent
among the guests were President and
Mrs. Cleveland, who were driven over i
from Gray Gables. |ft
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FRBS i SENTMCO
"END OP A FAMOUS MURDKR TRIAIf
,-n IN WISCONSIN
French, Who Murdered Steele in!
Ashland In March, 181, Is Con
dieted on His Eighth Trial an*
Is Sentenced to Sixteen Years in
the PenitentiaryBi 5
the County.
Expense to*
Ashland, Wis, Sept. 30The long
drawn-out French murder case was
brought to a close this morning. The
jury brought in a verdict of murder
in the second degree after having been
out since Saturday night French,
made a speech of over an hour this
morning claiming that he had not hddi
a fair chance, and he had some letters
he wanted to introduce in evidence,,
but this was refused. The trials have'
cost the county upward of $50,000. It
is thought this will be the last of thei
fight. Judge Parish sentenced him to
sixteen years in prison, one -year less'
than his former sentence. The trial'
has been one of the most noted murder
cases in the state, having been before'
the supreme court twice. French has
had eight trials altogether. The mur
der of Galvin M. Steele by French oc
curred in March, 1891. i
PRISON CONGRESS
Business o* the Week Is BegunAn.'
nual Reports and Addresses
Milwaukee, Sept. 30 The real busi
ness of the National Prison association
began this morning with a meeting of
the wardens' association. Capt Joseph
Nicholson of Detroit, president of the
wardens' association, was to have pre
sided, but he was sick and unable to
attend. In his absence Capt E. D.
Wright of Allegheny, Pa., presided.
The attendance was large, the hall was
well filled, many prominent clergymen
and others being present. Chaplain
Bradshaw, of the Allegheny, Pa.,
workhouse, opened the meeting with'
prayer. On motion of Secretary Milli-'
gan, of the prison association, the1
chair was authorized to appoint a com
mittee of seven to determine upon the
time and place of holding the next
prison congress. The chair said that
President Nicholson had prepared and
submitted his annual address, which
was read by the secretary, Maj. Mc-.
Laughry of Pontiac, 111.
ONE IS DEAD
While a Dozen or More Are Badly
Hurt by a Burke Fire
Wallace, Idaho, Sept 30 E*li broke
out about 5 this morning from burning
grease in the kitchen of the Tiger
boarding house. William Omara was
burned to death. His lemams have
been found in the ruins. Joseph Co
burn was burned all over and may not
recover Abe Donaldson and Miss
Amy Johnson were injured by jumping
and their recovery is doubtful Robert
Searles and Pat Machall were serious
ly burned and Machinist Martin Mc
Hale was seriously hurt by jumping.
Ten or a dozen others were more or
less hurt or injured.
Fairing, Speaking and Gambling.
Yankton, S. Sept. 30.The South,
Dakota fair opened to-day with good!
weather and at+endacce. Eighty horses
have been entered for the races The
fair will be made the occasion of a
great political rally, during which
speeches will be made by Senator Nel
son of Minnesota, Congressman Bro
sias of Pennsylvania, Congressman
Gamble of South Dakota, John Lind,
Populist candidate for governor of
Minnesota, and other noted speakers.
Ten thousand visitors are expected on
this occasion. The exhibits of live
stock and dairy produce are far more
creditable than anticipated. A large
number of gambleis and thie\es from
the large cities aie heie, and gambling
is carried on without restriction.
Opera, House Demolished
Butte, Mont., Sept 30. MaGuire's
opera house, erected at a cost of $50,-
000 and opened to the public only sev
en years ago, is to-day a mass of ruins
as the result of a disagreement *mong
the stockholders and the city, with a
population of 45,000, has no place of1
amusement. James A Murray has
been decreed by the supreme court to
be the owner ot the building on nu-'
merous judgments for mechanics' liens
and the Grand Opera House company
was giyen the ground under a mort
gage. The company refused to buy
the house at any priqe and also refused'
to sell the ground, and this morning
Murray put a big force of men to work
to tear down the handsome building.
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Quiet in Leadville.
Leadville, Colo., Sept. 30. Every
thing is quiet to-day. The shooting at
the Bon Air property proved to be no
more serious than a dozen other blood
less battles that have occurred Four
shots were first fired at a picket, who
returned the fire. Some of his comrades
came to his aid and a dozen or so'
shots were exchanged without effect.
The shooting at the Bohn mine was
done by a sentry because a man re
fused to obey the order to halt. Other
shots heard during the night are
thought to have had a similar origin.
Bad Men at Large ^v
Sacramento, Cala., Sept 30 Three,
of the most desperate criminals con
fined in the county jail escaped to-day\
by means of a tunnel dug under one
O*,%*
of the walls connecting the jail yardr
with the side yard of the court house.
The escaped criminals were Frank Mc-^fiJlV1f^w*
Carthy. William Harrison and E.
Creelman, three of the most notorious^
thieves and crooks on the Pacific^
coast. McCai'thy was recaptured but'^
the other two escaped
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i Joint Convention
Washington. Sept. 30A. P. Taylor,
secretary of the Association of Nation
al Silver clubs, announces to-day that
the convention of silver clubs which{
is to meet in St. Louis on Oct. 3 wilB
meet in joint convention with the Na
tional Association of Democratic clubs^
W. S. McKean will act as the repre-'
sentative of the Silver party in St.'
Louis. It was thought best to bring
the two conventions together in this
manner, they making a better demon
ptiation united than if they met sep
al ately,^ g& %ji $

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