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Important Intelligence From AM PtotB. DOMESTIC. THRoro the capsizing of a sailboat on Pewaukee lake Albert Barth and his sister Emma. Martha Kindling and Belle Siegler were drowned. All the young people were residents of Mil waukee. CAI.VIN PAGE, of Boston, has just re covered his two daughters who were stolen from him in Dakota twelve years ago by Indians. TIIK visible supply of grain in the United States on the 10th was: Wheat, 17,954,0:14 bushels corn, 3,300,44" bush els oats, 2,10:),441 bushels. NKAHI.Y the entire village of Camp Douglas, Wis., was destroyed by fire, the loss being over Si 50,000. PAI'I, B. TATK, a bookkeeper in the Merchants' national bank at Omaha. Neb., left for parts unknown, taking with him $3,000 belonging to the bank. IT was discovered tiiat the National Capital Savings, Buildingand Loan As sociation of North Anieriea. with head quarters in Chicago, was a gigantic swindle, and that L. F. Mortimer, the manager, had escaped with §150,000 iu his possession. A si.Hiirr shook of earthquake was felt at North Stonington and Preston, Conn. THK grand army post at Vicksburg, Miss., has declared that it will persist in refusing to recognize negro posts, although the latter are received by the national organization. J. O. WY N N K of Atlanta, business agent of the Georgia State Alliance ex change, was said to be over $20,000 short in his accounts. THK Glenion Lumber Company of Boston has failed for over $200,000. Accoiinixu to a census bulletin the population of Iowa has increased '2!S7, t!lM, or 17.(18 per cent., within ten years. The total population was given at 1,011.890. THK state of Pennsylvania has begun suit against the late Treasurer Bards ley for ?.V27,Oi4. anil against the county of Philadelphia for »2'2,000 taxes said to be due the state. IK a free-for-all fight over a pint of whisky at Atlanthus, Mo., Frank Coffey was killed and two young men fatally wounded. IN New York city on the 10th the thermometer registered 97 degrees in the shade, and there were twelve fatal cases of sunstroke. TIIK new directory of the city of Cleveland, ()., makes the population 299.475, against '277,49TT the previous year. DR. H. W. BAT.TVWTN and his newly made bride, of Norwalk. Conn., arrived in Chicago, having made a bridal tour of nearly 900 miles on bicycles in thir ty-two days. A wixosToKM swept over Deeatur county, la., unrooting many buildings and causing other dam:ige. KINK Italian laborers were injured, three fatally, in a railway accident near Bradford, Conn. TIIK new two dollar silver certificates soon to be issued will bear a vignette of the late Secretary Windom. TIIK two children of David Schwenk, living near Detroit. Mich., were burneo to death while trying to start a tin with kerosene during the absence of their parents. A ci.ori)itrii.sT at Redlands, Cal flooded all the business houses and washed away many small buildings. THK total assessed value of Illinois property for 1891 is 5737,816,4J5, against $7'27,425.707 in 1890. A YACIIT was struck bv a squall oft Presque Isle. ieh... and capsized, and three young ladies were drowned. TIIKKK were 100 cases of prostration in New York city on the 11th from the intense heat. THK Chippewa Indian village neai Sawyer, Minn., was destroyed by a hurricane. IT was reported that 40,090 negroes •were to colonize in California with the assistance of Senator Stanford. AN attachment for £101,774 closed the Ozal Lumber Company of Little Bock, Ark. A I.I. the property, rights and fran chises of the Chicago, Kansas & Ne braska Railway Company have been deeded to the Chicago, Uock Island & Pacific Railway Company for $25,2*22, 000. JEAi.orsy caused a woman to at tempt with dynamite the destruction of the family and residence of Dr. 1!. M. Juvenal in Kansas City, Kan. Ko serious damage was done. A YACHT capsized in the bay at Toledo, O.. and Miss Sullivan, Mr. Oberly and Mr. Fitzgerald were drowned. Ax express train on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railway ran into a freight at Briant. Ind., and Engineer Dick and Fireman Brown were killed. A. J. MOFKKTT, a prominent Cleve land (O.) physician, was drowned at Chautauqua, X. Y. R. B. GI KI.KY, of the San Francisco Examiner, dropped dead in a Miune apolis street. FI.AMKS iu the wool houses of George Oberne and Hosick & Co. in Chicago caused a loss of $200,000. AN effort to produce rain by the fir ing of dynamite in balloons sent up for that purpose was successful at Mid land, Tex. BOYS while smoking cigarettes set tire to the barn of Sanford Moss at Anderson, Ind., and three horses and a large amount of hay. grain and farm ing implements were destroyed. Gov. PAJK, of Vermont, has called a special session of the legislature to con vene August '25. THK total value of the exports of breadstuffs from the United States for the month of July was $10,379,291. IKDI A NAI'OMS has been decided upon as the location of the national Farm ers' Alliance convention, to be held No vember 17. A BOAT containing a party of seven persons capsized on Rice lake, near Bowmanvilie, Out., and Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins and Miss May Bee were drowned. THIRTY persons died in New York city from the effects of the heat and eight met a like fate iu Philadelphia. MRS. JAMKS R. Robertson and her daughter. Miss Belle Robertson, were found murdered in their house at St. Martinsville. La. THE two children of L. L. Horton, living near Ohio l'yle, Pa., were fatal ly butned by the explosion of an oil can. \V. E. ScllMERTZ, boot and shoe dealer at Pittsburgh, Pa., has failed for $350, 000. INVESTIGATION* of the National Cap ital Savings, Building and Loan asso ciation's books in Chicago shows that over 3,100 victims were swindled out of sums aggregating $90,000. WIT.UAM A. LKVERIXO, a lumber merchant of Philadelphia, has failed for $150,000. THE census office has issued a bul letin showing the population of West Virginia to be 702,794, an increase of 144,337 over 1890. A HI'RRICANE at Lan den burg, Del., demolished several buildings, killed two persons and many cattle and ruined crops. A HAILSTORM near Melrose,-Minn., leveled thousands of acres of wheat, manj' farmers losing all their crops, even corn ami potatoes. SIXTEEN persons were killed and twenty others injured at Cold Spring, L. I., by the deck of an excursion barge falling upon them. IN answer to inquiries made by for eign consuls the state officers of Iowa deny the presence of any contagious disease among the cattle of the state. THOMAS L. DAVIS, a farmer near Crothersville, Ind., in boring for water struck a heavy flow of petroleum. Woi.Ff*ANG BAI.I.KSTUOM. a German tramp staying at Santa Cruz, Cal., has inherited a fortune of $500,000 and the title of count by the death of his father near Berlin. THE village of Ellsworth. Minn., was almost entirely swept away by a tor nado. A THICK vein of extremely fine grade of silver ore, which assayed from 2,000 to 3,000 ounces to the ton, was struck at Leadville, Col. B. Y. SMITH, a prominent'resident of Brownsburg, Ind.. was smothered to death in a grain shutc in his elevator. THE exhibits of the Columbian ex position in Chicago are to le insured for something like $300,000,000. THE factory of the Henry C. Hart Manufacturing Company in Detroit was burned, causing a loss of $120,000. THE state department at Washington received a dispatch from Lord Salis bury expressing the sorrow and regret of Queen Victoria at the death of Mr. James Russell Lowell. HENRY HKNSON. a wife-murderer.was hanged in St. Louis, and Chris Young was hanged at Lexington, Mo., for the murder of George Ferguson. A. W. Wn.cox, a well-to-do farmer aged 70 years, living near Gay lord, Mich., killed his l'.t-year-old grand daughter with an ax and then shot himself dead. GEORGE WIKMAY, a farmer of St. Clair county. III., was held up by three masked men and robbed of $750. A IJOII.ER of a thrashing machine ex ploded at Hiawatha, Kan., killing the engineer and injuring two oilier men. Jon HASS, a wealthy coal dealer at Mount Airey, a suburbof Philadelphia, was found murdered in his office. AT Harrisburg. Pa., Charles F. Wolf, who had just been elected executive officer of the world's fair commission from Pennsylvania, dropped dead on his way to his home. IT has been decided by Acting Post master General Whitfield that postal cards the edges of which have been cut and the shape of the card materially changed for advertising purposes can not be sent through the mails. INDIANA bankers have decided t«* fight the proposed effort of the statu board of tax commissioners to compel them to expose the accounts of the de positors. MR. AND MRS. EVGKNE BONNICK, of Denver. Col., committed suicide lv tak ing morphine. Domestic infelicity was the cause. A WINDSTORM at Keokuk, la., blew down over one-half of the shade trees in the city and wrecked several build ings. THE St. John A Marsh Lumber Com pany of Chicago failed for $14(5,000. JACOII FRAN/.RKU. ex-secretary of the Camp Washington Building association of Cincinnati, was charged with embez zling $13,000. THE National Association of Fire Engineers in session at Springfield, Mass.. elected as president A. P. Les e. of that eitv. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL JOHN DI'CKETT (COLORED) died la Washington, aged 100 years. IN the Second district of Tennessee John Houk (rep.) was elected to con gress to succeed his father, L. C. Houk, deceased. MRS. ANISE SHARP ROBERTS cele brated her centennial anniversary in Watseka. 111. She was born near Bridgeport, Conn.. August 10,1791. JOHN CAI.DWEI.I. died at his home In South Bend, lml., aged 71 years. II was the originator of the present method of distributing mail matter on railway trains. RICHARD COTTS SHANNON, of New York, has been appointed minister to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and San Salva dor lv President Harrison. FREDERICK DOCGI.ASS has tendered his resignation as minister to Hayti. MRS. LEI.IA ROBINSON SAWTEI.I.E, the first woman to be admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, died at Amherst, N. H. BISHOP JABKZ P. CAMPBELL, of the African MethiKlist Episcopal church, died in Philadelphia, aged 68. He was ordained a bishop in 1808. JAMES RISSEI.I. LOWEI.I., the great American poet and diplomat, died at 2:10 o'clock on the morning of the 12th at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was born February 22, 1S19, at Elm wood, near Cambridge. His death was caused by an affection of the liver. WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, said to have been the oldest living odd fellow in the United States, died at Salem, Ore., aged 89 years. MRS. ASENATH MII.I.ER, of Chicago, celebrated her 104tli birthday on the 12th. blie was in good health THE people's party was said to be ar ranging for a state political camf meeting to be held in Lansing, Mich., from Sept 14 to 24 inclusive. Miis. MARY DURANO, 75 years old, re puted to own an estate in France worth §5,000,000, died from starvation at her home in Egg Harbor City, N. J. GKORGR JONKN, editor and proprietor of the New York Times, died at Poland Springs, Me., on the 12th, aged St years. THE New York democrats will hold their state convention at Saratoga Springs on September 15. ANTHONY C. MANNING, aged 77, and Mrs. Amelia Thompson, aged 79, ol Elkhart. Ind.. were married. THK people's party of Illinois was organized at Springfield aad a state central committee chose a FOREIGN. IT was reported that President Bal tnaceda, of Chili, and the leaders of the Chilian insurgents had appealed to the Spanish government to act as arbitrator anil end die war. INFI.CKX/A has again made its ap pearance in Moscow and the reports showed that on the average 500 persons were daily prostrated by the disease. IN a double scull three-mile race at Hamilton. Ont., for the world's cham pionship. l»etween Ed Hanlan and Wil liam O'Connor in one boat and Jake Gaudaur and William McKay in the other, the former won. Time, 18 min utes 20 seconds. THE population of Mexico according to official statistics is stated to be 11, 038,824. DCIUNG the six months of the fiscal year 1890-91 there were received and distributed in Mexico 25,498,238 letters, an increase of 1,879,031 over the half year preceding. BY a boiler explosion at Chanmont, France, six persons were killed and four were fatally injured. THERE were fears of a famine in many districts in Russia on account ol the failure of the crops. AT Lima, Peru, the vault in the cathe dral in which the remains of Franciscc Pizarro were placed in 1451 w as opened and the remains moved to the chapel of the viceroys. The body was found well preserved. AN eruption of the volcano of Colima covered the city by that name in Me* ico with ashes. SIR HECTOR LAKGEVIK, minister o1 public works in the dominion govern ment. has resigned, owing to wholesale corruption having been unearthed in his department. NEAR Yokohama two steamers thai were racing collided and 260 person* lost their lives. JOHN CAI.I.AHAN, an employe of i street railway company in Hamilton Ont., confessed that he had in the last six years embezzled $13,000. AT Craig-y-Nos, Wales, Adelina Patt threw open her new theater to the world on the 12th. HERR EBNER, formerly Burgomastet of Stein bach, Baden, who was con victed of the murder of his wife, hai been guillotined. A TORNADO leveled farm bullding near Potsdam. Germany, and over dozen persons were killed. THE twelfth i-onference of the Young Men's Christian associations of al lands convened at Amsterdam, Holland, with delegates present from nearly every country in the world. IMMENSE tracts of timl»er in France were being consumed by forest fires. AT Manipur, India, two of the lead' ers of the massacre of British officials in March last were hanged. AMERICAN enterprise has constructed waterworks for the city of Tejjwoi gipa, Honduras. LATER NEWS. Wheat •t.OO. CHICAGO, Aug. 14.—This was anotner wild and worrisome day in the wheat pit on the board of trade. Prices went up and elowu over a very wide range without any apparently sufficient cause, and both bulls and bears were alternately on the gridiron, though the advocates of higher prices had the best of the situation and improved their op portunities to the extent of ultimately carrying prices to a point 4 %c above the closing figures yesterday, and the close was 4c higher. The bulls pre dicted $1 wheat and tlmir prediction was finally verified. This occured close to the end of the session. It was the culmination of a rapid advance of 2"sc. No effort was made to put it higher, anil it was doubtless put to that figure for its moral effect. Congressman (iatnble Dead. YANKTON, S. D.. Aug. 14.—Hon. John I). Gamble died at his home in this city at 6:30 o'clock this morning of paraly sis of the heart. He complained of a feeling of lassitude yesterday, and grew worse. Last night physicians were summoned and remained with Mr. Gamble all night. John I). Gamble was about forty eight years of age. He was born in Alabama, Genessee county, N. Y., and went to Dakota territory eighteen years ago to practice law. He has been active in politics, and was elected congressman from South Dakota last fall. He was preparing to go to Wash ington to occupy his seat when death removed him. MRS. POLK, relict of the tenth presi elent of the United States, tlied at Nash villc. Tenn., the morning of the 14th Mrs. Polk was conscious of the ap proaehing end, and only a few mo ments before it came called upon he surrounding family, and placing he hand upon the head of each meinbe gave her blessing. THREE men named Bay less, Wells and Cooney were blown to pieces the 14th, by the explosion of the powder mill at Kellogg, W. Va. THE Minnesota Editorial Association went into camp at Bright wood Beach Litchfield, the 15th, for a four days out ing. Tub funeral of George Jones, late editor of the New York Times, took place the I4tli at New York City. AN opium joint was discovered in St, Paul the 14th. THE funeral of James Russell Lowell plaw at Jk§NA«} til# TheJlnwa 4?lmn Dralcf. PLUCK, PROGRESS, PERSEVEREANCE AND PATRIOTISM IN POLITICS. VOL. XXXII. NO. 17- WHOLE NO. 1(559. CHESCO, HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY. AUGUST '20.18!)1. S1.00 PER YEAR. TATTOO SOI'XDED. The Twenty-Fifth Grand Army Encampment Ended. Th« VetfMM Mrrak Camp After a Week of lluineu ami l'l«Mur« la ll» Ml-Thf WvnwH' RelM Cur pit. THE BOYS IX BI LB. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 8.—Tattoo has been sounded over the silver en campment of the Grand Army of the Republic. John Palmer has been elect ed cotnmandcr in chief to succeed Wheelock G. Veazev, Washington has been decided upon as the place for holding the next encampmcnt. and the convention has completed its labors, adopted the usual resolutions and votes of thanks, and has adjourned. Reports of committees on adjutant generals and other officers' reports were approved. Past Commander in Chief Burdett, of Washington, pre sented reports on a variety of subjects, deprecating in particular the action of the members in endeavor ing to secure the influence of the organ ization toward any interference in matters belonging to the various de partments of the Grand Army of the Rcpubl ic. The same committee re ported adversely on a communication from the Sons of Veterans desiring closer connection with the Grand Army of the Republic. An amendment rules and regulations was by which posts can their location by a two thirds vote of the members. An amend ment was also adopted permitting de partment encampments to be held as late as Jvly 1. The amendment per mitting the election of department of ficers in December was defeated. to the adopted change The attempt to change the rules so as to read "those who die! not volunta rily bear arms against the United States" were entitled to membership in the Grand Army of the Republic was defeated. Commander in Chief Veazey. in turn ing over the command of the Grand Army of the Republic to Commander in Chief-elect Palmer said: "It Is now my privilege and pleasure and duty to present you your emmi«Hion, and, in doing it, I desire! you wil take with it my best wishes, as I am sure you have the tM-st wishes of not only the rep re sentative comrades of the Grand Army of the lt"iullic, but of the entire body throughout the length and breadth of the land for a successful administration Hiled with p'.t-asure and prosperity. I now hand you the uew Hag of the Grand Army of ih«* 11-» public. We have marched uuder the old Hag now for a quarter of a century and it is so worn that it is not safe to use it any longer, and on the silver anniversary of our order this new one has been obtained give it into your bands, to be guarflcd as for twenty-five years the old oae has be»'ii iruardctl by your predecessors. 1 am sure it will be -afe in your hands, because behind you will be M*). OUO men w ho will stand by you and by tnis flu In response the new commander in chief said: "Comrades, let me briefly say I accept this office with a heart of gratitude to the comrades who have ehosen me for thin high positirn. and 1 hope that when 1 have reached the end of my tertp of oflice I may leave as clean a record be hind me as the mrade who has served you during the past year." The committee appointed to take action on the death of Gen. Sherman, Admiral Porter anel ex-Vice President Hannibal Hamlin and ast Commander Charles Devens, reported an appropri ate resolution. At the resumption of the business session Friday the following national council of administration was elected: Al 'bama, A. W. Folgyham: Arizona, Wil 11am Christy Arkansas, Isaac C. Parker Cali fornia. Magnus Tait Colorado and Wyoming, John B. Cooke Connecticut, John C. Clark Delaware, William J. Blackburn Florida. J. D. Hazard Georgia, Alfred Guiton Idaho, George L. Shoup Illinois, H. S Deitrich Indiana, Charles H. Heyerhoff Iowa, 1. B. K.iymond Kansas, J. D. Barber Kentucky, J. H. Browning Louisiaua and Mississippi. Chalks K. Lincoln Maine, Washington Cushing Maryland. Alfred S. Cooper Massachusetts. William II. Olm Michigan, B. F. Graves Mis souri J. B. Miiner Montana, Patrick K. Pi.sk Nebraska. John H. Ehrhardt New Hampshire, Benjamin F. Clark New Jersey, M. K. Kinsey New Mexico, Philip Mothersil New York. R. F. KnilT North Dakota, W. H. Winchester Ohio, Ed. S. Grant: Oklahoma, C. Munger Oregon, D. Tuttle Pennsylvania, William McClellan Potomac, A G. Huntoon Rhode Island, Henry C. Luther: South Dak ta, E. VV. Caldwell: Tennessee, W. J. Smith Texas, Dr. C. B. Stoddard Utah. C. O. Fair worth Vermont, D. J. SafTord Virginia, W. Aspen wall Washington and Alaska, Frank Clenndenin West Virginia, C. W. Hart Wis consin, E. A. Shores Indian Territory, Robert W. Hill. The new commander in chief, John Palmer, issued his first general order as follows: ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, DETROIT, Mich.. Aug. 7. !8S»1. -General Order No. 1 Having been elected commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic by the twenty flfth national (silver anniversary i encampment held in Detroit, Mich., August 6 and ?. IS91. have accepted the trust imposed upon me with the hope that the grand work of the order in which we are all engaged may be promoted under my administration. 2. The other officers elected and appoint ments upon the staff will be announced in future orders. 3. Till further notice all communications for the adjutant general will be addressed to Rut land, Vt. JOHN PALMER, Commander iu Chief. Annual salaries and expenses were voted the same as last year, and appro priation was made for keeping in re pair the cottage at Mount McGregor. WOMK.VS' ltKI.IKF COKl'S. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 8. The Women's Relief Corps convention Fri day morning was occupicd with com mittt-e reports. Oilicers were elected in the afternoon as follows: National president, Mrs. Sue A. Sanders, Dela ware, 111. senior vice president, Mar garet R. Wiggins, Sabatha, Kau. junior vice president, Mary Lyle Key nolds,Covington, Ky. treasurer, Amelia A. Cheney, Detroit, Mich. chaplain Miss Clara Barton, Washington. Ax era of morality has commenced in Mexico. Bull fights and eock fights have been prohibited, gambling will bo stopped, and a lottery law is under con sideration which will stop all irrespon sible concerns. CANADA only lacks 237,000 square miles to le as large as the whole con tinent of Europe4 it is nearly thirty times as large as Great Britain and Ire land, and is 500,000 square miles larger lian the United States. '"Mv son is a fine horseman," saiel Mrs. Malaprop proudly—"he rides like a century."—Ittnghamoton Republican^ DEVASTATED. dual Bwtrurtlon Cauurd by a StaW Of Wind, Rain and Hall In Parts of -Hnine sota and Iowa. EI.I.SWOKTII, Minn., Aug. 14.—The I most terrific storm that ever passed over this section of Minnesota struck ^llsworth at 5 o'clock Thursday after noon and left the town a pretty com plete wreck. A dark cloud with a greenish tint along its edges came swirling in from the northwest and crushed pretty much every thing in its path. The Iowa, Minnesota A Dakota elevator was completely blown to pieces. The Congregational church was par tially blown down. The dwelling of D. F. Cramer was thrown from its foundation and the Burlington depot suffered great damage about the west end. Several box cars were hurled from the track. No lives were lost. There is not a building in the village that was not hit by the storm and blown away. The loss will reach $-5,000. LAKK BKNTON, Minn., Aug. 14.—This place was visited by the most destruc tive hailstorm Thursday afternoon that was ever known around here. At 4::T0 o'clock the storm suddenly struck, and for the next ten minutes the air was thick with hailstones, many of which would weigh four ounces. Nearly every pane of glass on the north and west sieles of build ings was broken, 110 being broken in the schoolliouses alone. In this county everything in the shape of uncut grain in the path of the storm was annihi lated. It is not thought the storm covered a wide area. This is a sad blow to the farmers, as everything in dicated the largest crop ever harvested. ST. CLOI'D, Minn., Aug. 14.—A de structive rain aad hailstorm swept over this section of the state Thursday after noon. Considerable damage is reported in the counties of Sherburne and Ben ton. Along the line's of the Grvat Northern great damage by hail was done be*tween Big Lake and I Seeker and in the vicinity of Nelson, on the Fer gus Falls elivision. Itnme'diately east of St. Cloud the rain fell in torrents and the wind, which blew a perfect hurricane beat the grain to the earth and scattered wheatstacks in a hope less tangle. KKOKI K, la., Aug. 14. A terrible wind and rainstorm visited this city Thursday afternoon. Half the shaele tre»es in town are blown down. Small buildings were moved ftom their foun dations. WANTS UNCLE SAM'S At®, Appeal to the nitrd state* from the I.iberlan lt«*|ublic -It Would l.ike to Prevent Further Kiicroaehiucntft on It* Territory lij- 1-ranee. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—President Johnson of the republic of Liberia and Attorney General Davis of the Liberian president's cabinet have addressed let te'rs to the government of the I'nited States in which they ask the interposi tion of the presielent of the I'nited State's for the prevention of the en croachment by the French government whereby that power is following the example of Great Britain and cutting off the Liberian government from fol lowing out its efforts to gather into its territory the natives with their terri tory that adjoins the borders of Liberia. Beth English and French have claimed the interior 50 or loo miles back from the coast. The territory of the republic of Liberia is indefinite. It goes back only about '20 to *25 miles from the coast. The Liberians first settled o i the rim of the coast, but by al liance with native tribes the'.v have ex tended tiiis strip, as it may be called, to its present width, 25 miles, and the jolicy the Liberian gov ernment is to keep on -extending into the interior. There are only about '20,000 American-African ne groes in Liberia, and about 300,000 natives have been brought in, with their territory. Great Britain is circumventing this policy of expansion on the part of the govern ment of Liberia at both ends of the whole valley of the Niger, and the French, too. are cutting eff the coun try's expansion. President Harrison has acknowledged the receipt of th« letters and the state department is nenv looking into the subject with a view to seeing what the United States can do, if ai'^'thing- A NOVEL PLAN. SfMiiber of the People'* Party of Kantan Will lie Aaked to Contribute One Out Towards t'aiiipaiKii fund*. TOFKKA, Kan.. Aug. 14.—Only SI,100 was expended by the people's state central committee last fall in a cam paign which electe'd five congress men, eighty-four legislators, a I'nited States senator and a majority of the county tickets. This fail the committee has derided to expend 510,000. Every man who voted for Willets will be asked to contribute erne cent to the central committee'. It will come, through the county central e'om mittees, and where '2.000 votes were cast for Willets the county committee will forward SiO to the state committee, which will be turne'el over to J. B. French, secretary of the state al liance. A committee of three mem bers from the people's central committee will advise with Mr. French in regard to expenelitures. The selec tion of an alliance state otticer te hanelle the funds shows that the peo ple's party and the alliance will be more closely identified in the campaign this fall tiian they were last. The campaign will be conducted! on the prin ciple that the voter who contributes one cent can be depended on to elo better work than the voter bought for SI00. To lie Insured for *:ti»0,0i»l,000. CmcAiiO, Aug. 14.—The exhibits of the Columbian exposition are to be in sured for something like $£00,000,000. Su*ne of the directors think the amount I of the insurance will be even greater than tliat amount. How this will be I placed is a serious question. It is now agitating some of the department chiefs, who have Wen receiving inquiries from I prospective exhibitors who want to know to what extent their goexls will be protected. An insurance auxiliary will inspect the buildings from time to time, make suggestions regarding fire| appliances and in general have charge I •i cil insurance mattegk HE MAY BE A CRIPPLE. The Injury to Kuiperor William's Knee Thought to lie Permanent. Losoov, Aug. 14.—The condition of the emperor of Germany is beginning to excite the greatest fears here. The first telegrams which were received here tended to diminish the im portance of the accident on the bridge of the llohenzollern, but the Times has sounded a note of alarm in a Berlin dispatch from its own correspondent, saying that despite the assuring telegrams of the German official telegraph bureau various ru mors have in licated the serious state of his majesty's health, and also that Dr. Esmarch has been summoned from Berlin. No doubt the emperor's condition has demanded the greatest care. The offi cial telegrams describing the injury admit that when he fell Emperor Wil liam rupturi'd some of the muscles of the knee joint and displaced the knee cap. This bulletin was issued on high me'dical authority and adds that the in juries are not cal'-ulateel to give rise to eat anxiety. This opinion, in view of the actual injuries, is not indorsed by the medical authorities here. There is no doubt that the dislocation of the knee cap. both in its present and ulti mate effects, is more serious than an ordinary fracture. The knee was first secured in firm bandage's, which are now replaced by plaster of parls. and as the slightest movement of tile' leg tends not only to prevent healing, but reestablish the riginai lesion, there is a strong pros pe'ct, if nothing worse results, that Em peror William will be permanently crippled. Moreover, the situation is greatly complicated by the emperor's general n«lition. He is of a nervous, irritable temper and lie is now almost all the time lying on his back in bcel in his apartment on the yacht. Fears of fever arc generally expressed anel the doctors are at present trying to prevent that contingency. His hatred of all restraint, however, aggravates the injury and his insistence on trying his knee in attempting to walk will retard the cure'. His use of the '.e»g after the first bandaging by the surgeem from Kiel aelded to the injury, and only the most strenuous efforts of I'rof. Esmarch induced him to take to his bed or chair and keep still so as to give an opportunity to the ruptured muscles and ligaments to knit. The empress is by his side, having been summoned at once on his return to Kiel. All information as to his con dition is strictly guarded. The llohen zollcrn is surrouneled by police boats and no other craft is allowed *200 yards off the ship. Except Admiral Knoo'u, Chancellor von Caprivi and the sur geons and the necessary state function aries nobody is allowed on board. It is freely stated that just as in his father's case there is a disagreement between the eloctors. The emperor's private physician is Dr. LeutlioM, who accompanies him everywhere. When the accident took place Dr. Leutliold, not letng a surgeon, felt unequal to cope with the eiifiiculty, which cause*d a re'tura to Kiel under full steam and hastened a message for a Kiel surgeon, who bandaged the limb. When Prof. Esmarch arrived on board he found fault with Dr. Leut hold's prescriptions and substituted his own, as Dr. Leutholel's medicine was adapteel to the aggravation of the malady of the ear due to the accident, and was not specially designed to meet the fever and the other exigencies of the present case. Dr. Leuthold has officially declared that he eonsielers it incompatible with the oath of responsibility vested in him to conceal the true physical con dition of Emperor William. He says further he coulel not refrain publishin a bulletin to this effect, nor could he omit making reports which showed that the emperor is not in full pe»sse»ssien of his normal faculties. Dr Leuthold further states that after this de'claration had been made Dr. E. march was appointed medical attendant to the etupcrer, upon his consenting to withhold from the public all informa tion e'onccrning the emperor's# real mental condition. In verification of the critical condi tion of the emperor's health the indc pendent papers have published a state ment concerning Prince. Henry's visit to England, which says that this visit has for its object the constitu tion of a regeiu'y, in anticipation of any accident happening to the empe'ror. It is authoritatively stated that this regency shall ceinsist of a eemneil for the government of tier many consisting of Priiu-e Heur3\ the king of Saxony, the grand duke of Baden and Chancellor von Caprivi, The council for the kingdom of Prus sia is to consist of the present empress Prince Henry. Duke Ernest Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein, Chancellor von Caprivi and Count Wedell Ties dorf. In oreler that the necessary steps shall be taken to insure the appoint ment of this regency the journey of Prince Henry to England is made with the view e»f holding a family council in which the queen and the empress shall be first consulted and then the matte be placed before the other members if the family. Heavy I.on* by l-'ire at Detroit. DKTHOIT, Mich., Aug. 14.—The fac tory e»f the Henry C. Hart Manufactur ing Company was destroyed by tire Thursday evening. The loss is esti mated at £1'20,000: insurance, $75,000. Three hundred and fifty men are thrown out of employment by the fire Forced to Aulgii, Caret*sATI, Aug. 12.- A deed of as signment for the. benefit of creditors has been filenl l»y the Queen City Spring Company. The business of the com pany is the manufacture of buggy springs. Assets, estimated $*25,000 lia bilities, $10,000. The company has been iu financial difficulty for the last year or two. Racine's Street Hallway System Mold, RACINK, Wis., Aug. 14.—The Belle City street railway has been sold to St. Louis syndicate for 375,500. The road will be equipped with an over head electric system. LIVES CRUSHED OUT. Ptenlc liar go Caught In a Squall «m Long inland Sound—The HurrlranO Derk Blown Down -Sixteen l'ersona Killed and Many Injure!. NEW YORK. Aug. 13.— Sixteen people met eleath in one of its most horrible forms at Cold Spring grove Wednesday afternoon. Their lives were crushed out of them. Twenty others, and per haps more, were injured, some of them fatally. They were members of an ex ursion party composed of the em ployes of Theodore Kayser, a dry goods merchant of Brooklyn. E. D., and their friends. They left Brooklyn in the morning on the steamer Sylvan Stream and the barge Republic. During the four hours' trip to the grove they danccd and sang. They ate their lunches in the grove and had reem barked anel were alwut to start on their return when a mighty squall of wind struck the barge, raising one portion of the roof and dashing it down on the other, crushing to death the people beneath it. On the steamer and barge were about 500 men and women and as many children. A panic ensued and there was a wild rush for the dock. All the reports of the catastrophe agree that it could not have occurred had the barge been a essel of proper strength. Its timbers are reported to have been rotten, and the-y parted, where others would have withstood the force of the squall. A bout 4 o'clock the excursionists prepared to start home. There was a suspicious blackness in the heavens and the wind came in gusts, which the weather-wise elid not like. The steam er's pilot, fearing to be caught at the dock by the storin. hurried the people aboard. Before the hawsers were thrown off the rain began to fall in torrents, and the wind had increaseei to a hurricane. The lightning became intense in its bril liancy and the thunder peals were deaf ening. Women became frightened and the l»oat's crew had eliftieulty in main taining order. As soon as the barge was frceel from its lashing the homeward journey began. The steamer had hardly begun to move when a blinding flash of lightning, accompanied by a crack of thunder, occurred. At the same in stant the hurricane deck of thj Re public collapsed. It lifted straight up in the air and fell with at) awful crash. The eleek was paekeel with people, and down on their unprotected heads it came with terrific force, crushing life and all semblance of humanity out of the unfortunate ones a short time be fore so full of happiness. Then the cvelone was gone and nothing was left behind but the shrieks of the wounded and the groans of the dying. Almost the whole upper roof of the barge was blown off and the two poles or masts lay across them, pinning down all who sat or stood on that side. This was the side where almost all the peo ple were lieing sheltered from the rain. A pitiful cry from the hundreds im prisoned beneath the debris arose. Mothers were shrieking for their children, and children, mangled and crushed, were beseeching with their feeble voices to be released. The confusion was well- nigh indescribable. So quickly had the cyclone swept over the barge that not a soul realized what had hap pened until the great mass of splintered wood came thundering down. One man in a white flannel suit was pinned down by a heavy ti*nber which lay across his chest. By a tremendous effort he freed himself, and was crawling to a place that prom ised safety when he stumbleei against a support and loosened it. The heavy piece of wood struck him on the head and he was thrown into the water, lie sunk instantly. Almost at the same moment a 5-year-old child, a bright, flaxen-haired little thing, reached for^ ward crying, "Papa, papa." She would have fallen overboard, too, but was seized by the skirts by a woman whose face was covered with blood. The little one was drawn back an 1 saved. A dark-haired woman about M0 years of age was under a great load of debris. She was groaning feebly, but when they got her out she was dead. Her face was shockingly disfigured and both arms were broken. The work of clearing rway the ele bris was begun at once. A horrible task it was, for in the mass of twisted iron and broken wood arms and legs were entangled. As soon as the bodievs were extricate'd they were wrapped in canvas and placed on board the steam er. It was a sickening sight. \Vtmen, young girls and children se'eincel to be the principal victims. The pilot of the Crystal Stream, Robert Schuler, was instantly killenl at his post of danger. A number ef the sum mer boarders and yachtsmen front the craft in the harbor and a few brave tnen on the steamer rushed to the as sistance of the stricken excursionists. When the injured were released they disappeared, anel it was next to impos sible to find them. Few escaped with out cuts or bruise's. Coroner S. U. Rodman, of Hunting ton, held an inquest aboard the barge, and, while withholding a verdict, gave pel mission for the bodies to be re moved te Brooklyn. An examinatii»n of the two masts which practically did all the damage shows that they were rotten to the core. A child could have broken them with a good blow. Half way up they were sheathed with brass, probably to hide their true state. HORROK NEAR POTSDAM. Farm lluildingH l.rvrlrd by Wind and Set on l-'ire by l.i£htiiliiK i:ij bt Killed. BR.lti.iN, Aug. l:.—A tornado Tuesday night leveled to the grouaul the build ings on Scherbever's farm, near Pots dam. So sueldcn was the calamity that few of the inmates hael a chance to es cape, and sceires were burie'd in the wreckage. While efforts were being made to extricate the latter, lightning struck the ruins and set them on fire. Eight corpses have been found in the ashes. Other farm bauds are misse ing anel several arc severely burned an4 braised.