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A'V Vol. 3. rE E O- RAPHIC. 4 O'clock, p. m. TIIK NEWS. 'Press Reporters arc Down on Harvard Because of ut sult In Offered them. Kit her Fraud or Perjury is the Offence of Ollicers of the Popular Life Ins urance Cornwall ?. Cuban Colonel Wants Anns and A in munition. Ami Reg rem ind ifftt re tice of the Penple of the United f: States. Commodore Va-iiicriiiit's (.rand son Imprisoned. The Steamer Redwing mei, wit a Terrible Disaster. Four Persons Killed and Sever al Others Badly Sc il.!cd- A Destructive Storm in Indiana. Distressing Loss of Life and Property. Buildings, Fences and Crops Destroyed. MISCELLANEOUS. A GRAND TOW-WOW. San Francisco, July 2.—A press dispatch, Portland, says a grand pow wow lias just been held at. Walla Walla between the citizens of that place and a number of Indians from the I'matilla reservation, who came under the es cort of Major Connoyer, Ilowlish Wainpo, of the Cayuse, Jesse, of the Nez Perces, Welomsuosf, or the Uma tillas, aud others. The meeting was largely attended the mayor presiding. The above named chiefs made speech es professsing a strong ilenire for the continuance of peaceful relations. A number of less notable chiefs spoke to the same effect. WIND STORM3. Chicago, July 2.—The telegraph briDg9' information of isolated wind storms, which were chiefly in Indiana, but reached a few sections of Northern Illinois and Wiscon sin. They seem to have occurred during Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Indianapolis, July 2.—Another' destruc. live wind storw passed over the central portion of Indiana Saturday evening, near Franklin. The house of Mr. Brumler was' demolished, killing the entire family of five persons and the house of George Frish ler was also torn to pieces, killing the en tire family of six persons. The cattle, standing crops, barns, forests and orchards suffered, Cincinati July 2—As advices come in from points remote by telegraph, it is evident that the storm of wind and rain of Saturday night wrs even more destructive of life and propertj' the previous one. Its path seemed to have been through cjunties MI Indiana and Ohio lying little south of the centre of the state. At Waverly, Johnson county, lud., about oVlock p.m., the stonn struck the residence of Geo. Dressier, blow ing it entirely away, leaving the fruit cans in the cellar undisturbed. Dress ier was found near by with his feet lacerated and chest badly injured. His wife and two children, five and three years old, were killed, outright another ehiid twelve years old died yesterday another child nine years old received a bad scalp wound and an ankle dislocated, lie is not ex pected to live. The resident" of James Armstrong, nearby, was blown down, killing one child another since died. Near St. Paul, Ind., a number of burns and dwelling-!, also a church and school were entirely destroved •Michael Meheslick was killed, Mrs. Kicker fatally injured Juppenlatz, injured internally John Lewis, collar bone broken. At Joliy, lnd., a church was utterly torn to pieces. The far mers lost very heavily. A large num ber of cattle were killed, fences lev tied, barns and outhouses were des troyed. Tii the vicinity of Columbus# do] olmrs. Indianapolis Julv 2.—-In Morgan county, several houses :we reported blown down und many injured. Two children have since died. A school house was carried fiftv yards down another school house was carried across the road into a cornfield and the school furniture was scattered over half a mile. One house was bespattered with mud supposed to have come from a stream half a mile away, as no rain accompanied the storm, corn waist high, was bterally torn to shreds, and plowed ground was carried away. The storm was a quarter to a half a mile in width. Near St. Paul, Michael Mchcrlick and Mrs. Ricker, were killed, and ethers in jured, with great damage to houses and crops as in other counties. In Wayne county two persons who had taken refuge on a bridge, were killed by a falling tree crush ing through across their buggy. A train east bound on the Pan Handle this morning, ran into the tornado near Kuiglitstown. A tree fell across the for ward end of the postal car crushing it, but doing no other damage. A severe thunder storm prevails here and westward. EXPLOSION. Chicago, July 2.—The following special is received from Keokuk The steamer Red Wing met with a disaster above Dal las, Illinois, Saturday, by the bursting of a steam pipe while en route to St. Louis. The following list embraces all the killed and wounded Ed. Weany, steward, missing—' it is thought he jumped overboard, and was drowned Isaac Myers. Portsmouth, Ohio, deck passenger, died at Kenkuk hospital at 11 o'clock a. m., Sunday. Win. Morgan, Rock Island, second cook, died at Mont rose at 1 :30 o'clock a. m. Sunday M. E. Tracy, Mount Ida, Iowa, and Eld ridge Kaus, face, hands and legs badly scalded John Pierce, St. Louis, first cook, face and hands scalded Pete Gold, St, Louis, pastry cook, slightly injured John E. Damon, deck pas senger, scalded about the face, arms and legs—in critreal condition. Tracy and Da mon were iett in the hospital in this city. FOREIGN. New York, July 2—A cable dis patch from Romania says that Rouma nian forces are preraring to cross the Danube near Kalafat. PRESIDENT MCitAlIOX in his order ol the day to the troops, at the annual review, yesterday, s»id: "I am satisfied with your bearing and expect you to help me to preserve order. McM-ahon was repeatedly cheered by the soldiers. WAR ITEMS. London July 2—The Turks are re moving their trolling slocks from Rustchuk to Vanna. A steamer filled with Roumanian soldiers was sunk Saturday by a Turk ish monitor near Bahovia. London, July 2.—An official des patch from Semnitza, dated yesterday, says that the bridge begun 011 the 28th ult was partially destroyed, and 26 persons sank by the storm of the 29th. The bridge will be completed this Sunday evening. A Tumu-magnerli despatch says that 110 crossing has taken place here and probably none will. The Rus sians made a serious demonstration which would have been turned into a real attack had fair clianco been of fered. The Russian forces are so To the last moment it was which would be chosen. uncertain A Bucharest dispatch says the ob ject to be obtained by Roumania in an offensive war against Turkey is the acknowledgement of the absolute independence of Houtnania and the dismantling of the Turkish forts along the Danube, thereby placing both banks on an equal footing, an 1 insur ing the free navigation and perpetual neutralizition of that river. Another dispatch, dated 10:30, Sunday uuteu iu :ou, ouiiuay lys the Kues'an .advance guard The Turks undo a deviate expectcd. The Turks undo a desperate sortie from Knrs Sunday morning, attempt ing to surprise the Russians and storm the hill on which are two guns used in the bombardment of Kars. The Turks were compelled to withdraw after several hours tighiing. Losses heavy on both sides. London July I Telegrams lrom BfS*f A W ,•/"* tavlo. i\o details has been recei NEW YORK. F11A I) OK 1'Kli.) UKY. New York, July —The receiver of the American Popular Life Insur ance Co., states that the books are full of irregularities. They show that the officers, either have been guilty of fruuu, or perjury. COL. DE ^UERKI.TA. the first blow for liberty was struck, nine years ago, have we Cubans been so near the realization of our hopes, as at the present moment, and it is a matter of regret to us that America should be indifferent to our late, and especially the colored people. We need aims aud ammunition we do not ask for filibusters we have enough Cubans on the island and in exile, more indeed than we need to plant the Cuban (lag, even in Havana itself, if we only had arms and ammunition. For the last three years we have not received a single round of ammunition from outsiders, we have to fight for it and take it from Spaniards. INCARCERATED. Oakley S. B. Barker, aged 2 5, grandson of Commodore Vanderbilt, was arrested on the charge of dealing 9 hj a gold watch, chain and locket from a young woman whom ho knew. It is said that Barker yesterday, the dav he spent in the court and in the tombs, came into possession of an annual in come of 1 NSUI.T1NC, RKVoRTliUS. The Tribune pays attention to the Harvard crew, who ostentatiously in sulted the reporters at the university race. The Tribune says in a letter from Springfield: These young meu would do well to call to mind the points of that culture which their parents send them to college to ac quire. Bancroft and his Harvard crew stand 011 the position of gratutiously insulting a respectable and industrious class of men more useful than them selves, by placing on thc Harvard boat house, at Springfield, the legend in a conspicuous place, carefully painted 011 a sign board, "reporters and loaf ers not wanted here." They so con ducted themselyes towar.1 the Spring field committee, who in an experien ced way did their best to entertain them, that one choleric gentleman of the committee felt he had good cause to call them d—n boys. WASHINGTON. CALLERS AND OFFICE SEEKERS. Washington, July 2.—Hundreds of per sons of both sexes called upon the presi dent to day. Those seeking office were ad vised '0 file their papers with the proper department officers. A Thrifty Tramp. Alabamy Times. distributed in the neighboring vil- looking lellow, who represented that came the chief employment of a maj lages that they eould with equal case I he.was on his way lrom Omaha and ority of the citizens of Mitchell and a fall upon Simnit/.a or Turnu-magnerli. 7 anted *3 70 t0 *LelP A I Me. At one omce he asked very respeefully for some copying to do, and the good-hearted lawyer, having fare no work for litrn, give him half a dol lar to buy his dinner. Another law yer gave him twenty-five cents, which at first he was inclined to refuse, but finally accepted, asking for his bene factor's business card, that he might return thc money. At other places he got orders for dinners on difleiant restaurants. Finally he called on District Attorney Bailey and repeated his request for 70, Mr. Bailey was at first inclined to give it, al though he remarked that $"2 70 would ot PaJ" evening, attacked lJiela, hat was driven hack on 's perhaps seventeen, but quite Sistova with heavy loss. A fresh buttla is ^or ^pe' fare t0 [aine 1 YANKTON, DAKOTA TERRITORY, MONDAY HVKNINti. -H I.V 2. 1877. Ind., the. lowcsi estimate of the (lam-1 the Danube at Sistova and commenced guage. Mr. Bailey, convinced that thing at him," "he knows better." One age is fifty thousand recently of the Cuban army, and a member of the new war commission, now representing the Cuban cause in t'"e chiei, and the boy was not in a this country, said: "At no time, since position to deny the charge. He said, Several of our lawyers were visited yesterday by a young, effeminate their example until finally mining be- cou S° ^or The more |thc district attor- ney thought ol it the- less he felt like granting the request, aud finally handing him twenty-five cents, told him that would get lnrn a dinner, and that was all he could do. This sum the boy handed back, as he had done at one or W0 shumla, yesterday meriting says, Its going out slipped under the door a estimated that MOOOO Russians crossed I card en which Was written vile lan- other places about town, aud /-,/ ^•J?t I.,V^s. «**«.*,' OKI "$%**«& SaP 14^ JgL %,#? a forward movement towards lieda, I the fellow was an impostor, reported miner told mc confidentially that he which was arrested by the Turks at I him al Cigars," replied the prisoner "Take one? They arc not very good ten centers. 1 generally smoke twen ty-five centers." "You are a first-class fraud," replied however, that he only "beat" those who can stand it. He said lie was born in St. James Parish, La., of Cre ole parentage. The name he goes by is Frank Taylor, although in h.s diary he calls himself "Frank La Belle," which ma}7 be a pet name of his own, derived from his girlish appearance. In fact, he says he has been thre« times arrested en suspicion of being a girl in male attire—the last time in Newark, N. J.—but never for an}1 other oilense. lie says, further, that he has traveled with Mrs. Bowers, playing in "Lady Audiey's secret. His diary shows that he has visited cities as far west as St. Paul, as far south as (lalveston, and has pretty throughly woikcd Kentucky and the Western States, aud has just been making the tour of the Central Road. His cash account shows that from the 7th of last December to Mav 0, lie made §1-11) 05 above ex penses from May 2 to May net As mica has become an article of so much importance to the citizens of this country, probably some account of its first discovery in North Caro lina and its use as a great commercial article will not be without interest to some of your readers. Some eight, or nine years ago Gen. Clingman employed hands to sink a shaft on the land of Wm. Sylvers, in Mitchell county, at what is now known as "Sink Hole," for the pur pose of searching for silver, but in stead of finding silver they threw out a large quantity ol mica, which they considered to be of so little value that it was left neglected by the searchers for silver, who finally gave up their search without success. A wagoner passing by on his way to Tennessee threw into his wagon a piece of the mica, and a man by the name of Clapp, a shrewd Yankee, living at Knoxville, seeing the mica and knowing its vab.e, ascertained the locality that it came from, quietly came over to Mitchell, leased the property from Sylvers, and together with his partner, Mr. J. G. Heap the present representative of Mitchell county, commenced mining for the mica. They held out every induce ment to encourage others to follow to Portland, portion of Yancey this small beginning r^Ai headquarters, and accompanicd had at last found out what it was used I W a a a ing, where the boy was arrested ]ust ol it I as he was going to Troy. Chief Ma loy searched him carefully, and on his person discovered two diaries in which were entered the places he had "worked," the names of several of his victims, the amounts received each day, and various .other data of cur ious interest. "What's this?" said the chief, as lie pulled ou two cigars. ,nu receipts were $35 05. His best day's work was at Galveston, March lb, when he took in $15 05. 1 .1 He remarked that Galveston aud TT Houston are the best and most, gener- ouS p]aces he ms met with Thc names of his victims include railroad and steamboat officials, newspaper men, United States Sjnators, bankers, lawyers, etc, Ou being taken to the police court this morning "Frank La Belle" was sent to the penitentiary for six months as a vagrant. Mica Mines at Macon- Franklin, N. C., Advance. county. From it is estimated that between $800,000 and $1,000, 000 woitii of mica has been furnished by North Carolina, principally from the counties of Mitchell and Yancey. Within the last three or four years, Macon and Jackson counties have supplied a considerable amount. It it suprising how few people out side of mica regions know of its vulue and great commercial bearing, and how lew know that the trade is in debted to a few comparatively un known counties of North Carolina for three-fouiths of the amount of this valuable mineral consumed in America un4uw.v w.i«uuiw* "fl./r* The boy, who and also for the ^reat prominence now cmall|given it in the manufacture of stoves. half Before the discoveryin North Carolina less than 5,000 pounds supplied the I whole trade of the United States for a year, while now 40,000 pounds were used last season owing to the depres sion of business among stove-dealers. There area great many miners in Mitchell and Yancey counties who do not know the use to which mica is put. Tell one of them that it is used to illuminate stoves and he takeo it all as a joke "you can't poke any such tm^\:4&£ 4$ fp$ ,,, a'.I. i- But there is one circumstance that puzzles all alike. It is the fact that these mines were worked many hun dred years ago. Every mine of promi nence throughout the mica region bears the uudoubted and indisputable indications. At tiie first mineoper atedjby Heap & Clapp there was a suc cession of old holes and upon the dumps of earth that came out of them trees were growing, and being cut down by the miner they indicate an age of five or six hundred years. At the Buchanan mine skinholes were °h larger, being from forty to six ty feet leng, twenty leet wide and ten to twelve feet deep. The depth to which these ancient miners worked can be easily traied to the very point where they left oil', sometimes a gieat depth below the bottom of these sinks. Their tools were principally made of stone, such as picks and axes, but they had no means of blasting or otherwise work ing rock. In one instaflce I sa\i where iliey had worked down to thc rocks and finding a large crystal of mica that they had hammered and battered attempting to get it out, but failing in their effort laid their stone axe down by the side of the mica for us to pick up. "Who were those an cient miners? From whence did they come? And whither have they gone? These are questions for future wiseacres to answer. The Indians that Columbus found here and that have been driven to the land or the setting sun, were evidently not. thc miners, as they have 110 tradition whatever 011 this work. But it may have been the work of the mound builders, for in the Mississippi Valley there are found side by side in the same mound native csppcr from Lake Superior, mica from North Carolina, shells from the gulf and prophyry from Mexico. But who were the mound builders? Echo answers who! It KTS IIV I. It A l' II M'.U.t. STKEKT. New York. .Tnly 2, Money 1!4©2 per cent. ,-p Governments—Steady. Uold 5% ...... Stocks—Strong aiul higher. NEW YORK MAUKET. New York, July 2. BWHEAT—Quii and linn No, 2, Ohicago, 157 No. 2, Milwaukee, 100®!(il. CORN—Hotter, western mixed 50^@6p. OATS— Dull, mixed western 30@5r. PORK—Quiet LAUD—Bat=y U@'.» 05. .. WHISKY—114. CUICAKQ. Uhlca^o, July 2. WHEAT—Fii-m and higher for July 1 23% Tor August. CORN—Firm and higher 40%®'^ fer July 2?s for August. OATS—(iuiet 3.i!i lor cash and July. RYE--01, BAULEY-Ciulionsed. mt'OKK—Easier l!i 90 for July 12 Ift'/, for Auk UBt. LAltU—lJull and ^tady 8^ for July 8?^ for August. WHISKY -11 '6. .. rj' MILWAUKEE. WH12 AT—Strong and h||gliej No 2 lis for cash 147 for July 1275-^for August. CORN—Firm 40J£. 1c OATS—Sttady 33. If YE—07.'/j BARLEY—70- V" sasc ••art- CIIICAI.O to Letul\v Sioux City to YANKTON to Ft. Pierre to 1 Milwaukee, .July 'I. Yankton Itcluli i'roiluce Prices. Corn, shelled, per .W pounds $ .60 Corn, ear, per "('pounds 80 Seed corn, ear, per 1i pounds l.bU Oats, per 32 pounds.... 45 Uarley, per 48 pounds 00 Brim, per 1U0 75 Mixed bran and meal,per 100 pounds 1.80 Corn, meal, unbolted, 1.85 bolted, 1.75 Flour, patent, 5.75 Flour, Pearl White, 8.25 Flour, White Lily, 4.75 he Sueur 5.00 Kye flour 4.50 (iraiiam 5.C0 Butter, per pound 15 Ejrgs, per doz 12 New potatoes, per bushel 2.00 RICKEY, 1)IX & CO., fcaiers in HARDWARE, av STOVES And Manufacturers of Tinware, jyAlUlUGf VjrOQ&S I Ol every description. extensive repairing department is connecte with our establishment. Agents for the Celobrulc-d Otse go Fork*. RICHEY & BIX, Sawyer's block Third St.. Yankton, Dakota. mar dtf4pr cvjti* Fort Pierre and Deadwood. Fast Freiilt Line A S A IN S ft."® will leave FORT -PIERRE Mondav of Each Week BROADWAY,^ a to a a -.r Fresh Roasted Coffee Every Day. Ian Bramble liner & Co. s*r TSTo. 57. *•?("use ST tf Ou the arrival of the regular boat, &r FOR DEAD WOOD DIRECT Tuktnf through freight ami express gi Is with out ilo.lay. sti» If A I, ljtfi.00 per 100 lha 3.60 5.:w '4 4.7") For a'l other infbrmnMon. apply to VANS r- Atffs. Fort. Plerrt. irORXJCA'. BRAMBLE itJNKR& VO, Ants, Yankton.' V. WALMION, Agt Sieux City. C. ?). WOUIAVOHTll, Aut. Hio City. GROCERIES. mliou A, W. Lavender's COMPLETE W&2, Family Stdfre UAKS-i A Stock ef Merchimdise Embracing in Genera Terms. ft.i if. •-id. GROCERIES, 'PROVISIONS, CROCKERY GLASSWARE, Karli Department TliorouKhly Ktiulppetl, Kieu to the Small««t ilotfi! I bhall keep a full assortment or all goods lie lougliig 10 these varione departments, and sell them TO DEALERS AND CONSUMERS •.•••* For Cash At Prices that Must Insure Patronage. S WHOLESALE'JfJ! GROCERS Keep constantly on hand a well Belccted stock Staple and Fancy O E I E S SuchaB Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Syrups. Bacon, IlamB, ^15 SHOULDERS, DRIED BEEF a re a ElX. Can&ed Goods 1 Dried Fruits, Tobacco, Cigars, Spices, &c We respectfully calltheattenton or allMerchants to our stock and prices we also have have 1 connection with Groceries a good ••.j.* supply of Tents, Wagon am-AJ Covers, Bows and Best Wagons in the Territorv, Which Black IXillers would do well to examino ads'mtii -.-iS jg^We are agents for the Dupont Fowder Co., Schuttler Wagons, Studcbaker Wagons, Wood's Harvester, ,: itlcCJormlck Jllarvcster, And Wood & Mc- Cormlek Mowers, BEAMBLE, MIITSB. and CO., h, -tit:- LEVES, eEOltM YANKTON m- DAKOTA J. "W. C. Morrison, YASKTON..U.T. A complete assortDLent of Orocerlas kept con stantly ou hand and offered for sale at wholesale and retail. Tlie Best of ETerr(bl/'g at tba Lowiit :t-v Prlcm.