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ii-'T. PACKAEX), rnlfluher.
Tlie word ''funds" means .ail iu
4g3iM{WPWvAnd not merely cash on hainl,
sfclV^WPrdiog to,the decision:
of tlia Io\vu
Supreme^ourt: "It is quite cle.ir that
'feiS ^a?a broader meamnj, and in some!
wfeSftBes shoultl1 be construed .to include
"11 ^.'property of every kind, when m:l'u
!§|^.rQperty is specially contemplated as
w-ssiomething to be used or applied to the
i?-#payment of debts."
Mt —t—
ifefjijS In his article in the current number
Jjg'ppl the Forum", Mr. Andrew Carnegie
points out the fact that all the great
'.corporations of the country are not
5 480
^he hands of a few rich
sfefflen as is commouly supposed to be
lyjthecase. ThePennsylvania Railroad,
~sior instance, is owned by 19,310
holders in sums* of $50 and upward.
The New York Central iB owned by
:^.M-Qi^XS shareholders, of whom one
^•ihird jum womtp and executors of es-
foreign commerce of Great
'Britain continues to go from bad to
\vorse, the official statistics showing
5isis.4pcrease of $10,750,000 in imports
$3,400,000 in exports for the
^quth of July as compared with
..although trade was considered very
», 'dull a year ago. The English export
era are finding it more and more difli
cult to hold distant markets against
foreign competition, and if ocean
freights were not remarkably low
fc^r-Br'tish manufacturers would find it
-"/-still harder to dispose of their goods.
The career of Joseph Pulitzer, the
proprietor of the New York World,has
been somewhat remarkable. From
gj^the profits derived-from the World
fk?!»ud\other investments, it is said by
S~. ona who claims to know that Pnlit-
A.zer'a, personal income during this
|||?prrent year will be at least $300,000
?'3s?*—an indication of the possession of
^^property of the valuo of $7jjp0,000.
j^f^ThiS must make him the secom richest
$s^£ditor in. the United States—pretty
l^vell,. considering that twenty years
:.r, ago he was a penniless boy in St.
I. .rlxjuis, unable to speak the English
-.^.languageand getting a precarious hv
ia^jeiujj hy, alternately serving as stoker on
tug-boat and taking
care of agangof
jS^mules in off hours.
The official tables of theBiitishPar
liaiuentary election show that
^gwir'tho majority of the coalition ol
^conservatives and union liberals is
The last Parliament was com-
t-ypos^ of 332 Liberals, 252 Conserva
tives and"8B Nationalists. The pres
House represents a Liberal loss ol
a, Conservative gain of 64, and a
^'-Nationalist loss of one. On June 7,
i|y|iWhen the House divided on Mr. Glad
4. f°°e's home rule measure, on the
latest division ever known in the his
'^^toty of the British parliament, there*
"being only 13 absentees out of 070
members, the vote stood 313 to 343,
_P» niajority against Gladstone of 30.
has been increased to 118 hut
i^wifch the hberal party o^ain united—
as it.may be on measures outside of
Irish affairs, the opposition to the
government has a majority of 38.
:0g/_ The popular vote in Ireland at the
5j:p1ate election shows that one-third of
the people are opposed to home rule.
^{%iThere were popular contests for only
^f ^one-third, or thirty-five, of the seats
to which Ireland is entitled in the im
perial parliament. Of the remaining
Bixty-nine constituencies, sixty-six re
turned nationalists andthreeconserv
iij^#tives, unopposed. Of the thirty
in which there wero contests the
Rationalists secured eighteen and the
^J&fltiioniats seventeen. But the most
.V i.botejvorthy feature of the returns is
?¥jji»e fact that the unionists polled 101
in the thirty-five contested polls
to only 96,758 for the nationalists.
The significance of.this is that in one
third of the constituencies of Ireland,
-'•contested with' the bitterest energy,
.S:°Jhe nnionist voters outnumbered the
nationalists bjjrjL892. This, means
-that in one thir^of Ireland, at least,
i'h® home-rule idea, .as represented by
Gladstone and Parnell, Is not the"
..ic.chgipji^themajority tf this j^ople.'
The great Minneapolis. Industrial
ir^JExposition, which opens August' 03,
and closes October 2, will attract
vast numbers of people from various
^'^sections bfthe -Northwest, and there
f.'ifcjte' no' fear "ihat uiy 'visitor will go
^sAwayV "ais8atis$eft| ^^^^-,^hoidi^.'
t'-.-:'.tbe"niagf)ificent edifice in vfhich it is
feeld and its remarkable gathering pi
?r|^urious, beautiful and tiseful articles.
rf? -r.
who have charge of the an-
S4ferpri8e realised frpm the first,
|c'jthe imperative duty aAd necessity
#^s8fproviding An exhibition that
^s$£ouJd surpass' anytfting of the kind
ever opened in this section of .the
country, and of equaling any other
save the PhiJadelphia CenteDnial, and
it-is not:to0 much to say that they
fciwe been equal to their, responsibilf
'lies. -There aratens of thonsands of
-.people in the northwest, both old and
EgOtWft-whonever beheld anything that
$®prWs«bBS the wonders of the Minne
apolis Exposition. It is
a great school
jpt the arts that cannot faiiof impart
feg, Hot only entertainment, but
'jlgefuljkuowladge tUalt will be of last-
., cheap ratea ^ad'numbering*
1 J,**
~p' tionB at an4abotit' Minneapolu''are
r/''1 u:ducements tO excarsionists thatwiH
?even of tlie Etgit Anarchists oil Trial Is
Chicago Convicted of Mmder In the
First Degne.
Tieebe, the Lncky Bemalnlng Prisoner, Gets
Off with rifl^en years In the renl
fiffi.K-: .The AnarohltU to Hane.
CHICACO, Aug. 20,—Earlv this mominq
large crowds of people sought admittance to
the court room, but ouly rolatlvea of the an
archist prisoners and
representees. of the
press wero allowed tc
be present The jury
came into coart about
10 o'clock, under the
guard of ton bailiffs,
and amid almost
breathless silence an
nounced that Spies,
Fielden, Fischer, Par
sons, Sohwab, IAngg
and Engel had bee13
fotind guilty of mur.
der in the hrst degree. Neebe, the only one
to escape capital punishment, will get fifteen
yeara The sister of Spies was the first rel
ative of the anarchists to reach the court
room. She was followed by Spies* mother
and the wife of Parsons. Sirs. Parsons was
given a seat between two policeman,
and with two policemen imme
diately in her rear. Whether this
precautions was to
goard against any ex
traordinary exploit in.
the court room or nob
is, of course, not
known, but the seat
accorded the female
anarchist was detuned
significant It. was
evident that the pris
oners were not to be
surrounded by their
friends in court The
tremendous interest
taken in the outcomo of. the trial and the
finding of the jury was illustrated by
the crowd which gathered in front of the
court to await the announcement .Nearly
two. thousand people
were gathered on Michi
gan street, in front o!
the main entrance to the
building: Thepoiicokept
the crowd moving, how
ever, and it appeared to
be composed almost en
tirely of simply curi
ous people. 3Ir. Foster
ucusr Setts
Efsi€r® was the first of the
counsel to put in an appearance, arriving at
9:45. He was followed shortly afterward
by Dir. Solomon. Judgo Gary arrived at
9:37 o'clock, and almost at the same mo
ment Capt Black and Mr.. Zeisler, complet
ing the defendants1 counsel, arrived. Capt
Black remarked to his wife when he en-,
I have just had a. talk with the prisoners.
They bave seen the pap-re, and know wb&b the
probable outcome 1«. They will laugh at death.
Quite a number of attorneys were allowed
to come within the railing, which served to
tjiv? the room a somewhat crowded appear
ance. •,
The prisoners wero brought into the court
room at 9:52 o'clock, and wero seated at the
northeast corner of the room on side
benchea The court was called to. order at
9:54. The prisoners were not observable to
the eyes of but very few in the court room.
They presented about the nsual'appearance,
though Spies and Fielden looked deathly pale.
The jury arrived at
9:55 o'clock. There
was imprestdva si
lence as they filed
in. When the jury
appeared. Judge
Gary eujoined ab
solute silence.
There was a whis
pered consultation
between the judge
and clcrk, when
the verdict was 2
jflven an follows
We, the jury, Und the. defendants August
Bplen, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert
B. .Parsons,- Adolph Fischer, Georm' J2usel and
Louis Llnffjc ffulliy of murder as charged in the
Indictment-, and tlx the penalty at death. We
find the defeudant Oscar W. Neebe guilty of
murder in manner and form a* cbarjt*d in the
indictment, and fix the penalty at imprison
ment in the penitentiary at fifteen yearH.
Capt Black asked that the jury be polled.
The jurymon answered with firm voices.
Capt Black Raid he desired to tnnV« & mo
tion for a new trial. State's Attorney Grin
nell said it would bc.impossible to dispose of
the motion during the present term, but by
agreement the motion could be argued
at the
Septemberterra. This was asrreed to bv the
loo Court—'liet tue motion be entered and
continued until the next term, and the defend
anU.be .taken back to Jail Gentlemen of the
Jury: Ton. have finished this long and very
arduous trial, .which has required a very cohsid
erable sacrifice of time and hardship. I hops
that everything has been done thai could jmiul
biy be done to make those sacrifices and hard
ships as mild as might be permitted. It does
not beoome me to say anything in regard to the
case that you have tried, or the verdict you have
rendered, but men compulsOrily serving as
jurors, as yon bave done, deserve some recogni
tion of the service yon have performed,
the meager compensation you have received.
The foreman of the jury said:
The jury have deputed to me the only agree
able duty that lt*ls our province to perform, and
thatia to.thank the court and the, counsel fox.
the defense and for the prosecution for tlioic
kindly care tamake us as comfortable as possi
ble during our confinement We thank oo.
The court responded very briefly. The
prisoners had filed oat during the Interim
under the guidance of bailiffa.
Hardly had the Inry left the courtroom
when a piercing shriek was heard, followed
by tho heavy falling
of the wife of Schwab
to the floor, the re
sult of the verdict
having been inter
preted to her. She ii
also .the lister of
Schnanble, the a!
1 ieged bomb thrower
She was carried out
by the police and
Boon zeyiv«HL Mrs.
ParBons looked bug
gard as she started ft
toTSriu leave the court room
bnt raalnta!ned 8
moderate degree of composure. The crowd
remained outside for an houc after the read
ing of the verdiot It is understood that the
authorities now contemplate the Immediate
even' lndirttctly con-i
neoted with the Hay
market tragedy, for
conspiracy, and thai
on this Jcnowledge
many of tbe a^^ve
ieadfirs, hearing the
ontcomeof the vcrdict,
W. ^eparing 16loaytfi sF.-».
The female relatives of tho car*s.
demned left the roora after Mrs, Schwab
svoon^d, bnfc JKrs#',, Parsons returned oud
seated herself bedde Gen, W. H. Pa.
kooi of Texas, brother ,.01 tho coo
nemned. They discussedthe qneatiori of
Uiepo»ibUityrof ^reversalofthereniiotby
mh-~' hid
the supremo oourt The prisoners wero
placed in the "cage". in tho jail and wero
then visited by their attornoy, who held out
euoouragemont on taking an appeal. Spies
was firm, but had a premonition that his
fate is sealed. Engrel, who has maintained a
very quiet air throughout the trial, appeared
to bathe most thoroughly depressed ono of
the lot Lingg,
wicked'around the
Sorts for aNcw Trial to Be Hade, of Conrae,
hnt Entirely Unlikely to Be Sno
What tlie Country Thinks of This Warning to
,,v tUe Apoatles of Dynamite as a Factor
of Civilization.
The Red River Drainage Showing,
The following js the regular monthly re
port of the chief engineer, and makes a
gratifying showing for thetimo spent in the
The work began July 80 in Polk
county at tire junction of the Sand Hill
river with the Red River of the
Aorth. The plan of prosecuting the work
is by tracing tho section liucs east
and west, rocurding elevations at each sec
tion and quarter secticn corner, and such
intermediate points as limy seem.of value.
The four instrument men start from a
cornmon point and level on parallel sec
tion lines, usually checking on each other
at the close of the day by means of tie
lines, thus determining, the comparative
value and correctness ol cach man's work.
Afield map is kept in conection with the
survey, which is corrected and filled in as
'the work proceeds. -The map shows that
the east side of the marsh near Beltrami
is ninety-eight feet above low water mark
of the Red river. Across the nmrsh from
the railroad there is a fall of thirty
feet. in ten miles toward the west.
This slope is uniform and. the
minimum- fall\ -will not be leas than
two feet per mile, and probably can bv
made to reach tho full average of three feet.
East of the marsh the Jines of drainage are
not tow«.rdibe stream, but parallel with
it.. The lowerSandHillscemswell adaptoi
in size and fall lor the outlet of this district.
It hasanumber of tributaries which termi
nate at tho west edgo of the swamp, arid
which can bo made available for drainage
outlets. Few, if any spots in the marsh
indicate an alkali soil, and tho surface wa
ter is sweet and suit-able for drinking. The
sod is fifteen inches deep, below which is a
black soil eighteen inches to three feet in
depth. Subsoil is clay, and in from three
to six feet below the surface. The facts so
far developed indicate that a pian can be
found for the successful drainage ot tho
8and Hill country.
The Great Failure In
Boston Special: It has been definitely
learned that .William Gray,. Jr., the de
faulting treasurer of the, Atlantic and Or
chard mills committed euidde. His body
.was found at Blue Hills. Samuel R. Pay
son made an assignment to Samuel John
son.. This caused great surprise, as Pay*
son had been considered: one o! the
wftalt-iriest men in Boston. His diffi
culty was caused by endorsement of
4ap6r of the -Indian Orchard mills,
which/ were virtually owned by him
nnd his family. Gray was treasurer of
£bie.tniJ)t and Fayson assignment is tho
nataral sequel ot Gray's defalcation.
Payson bas resigned as president of the
City National Bank. His liabilities are
$350,000. Payson stated that he thought
hehod Ample funds to pay bfe indebted-.
Doss in lull, but hi* affairs wero in such a
condition that his property could not be
TeaUted on a decent value at a forced sale*!
#110 failure is due to shrinkage in the
shares of the Indian Orchafd mills. Fay
son ls a large owner in tho Hullowell (Mo.)'
Manufacturing company*
somewhat nerv­
ously and would, not
talk. lie had lost his
smile and displayed
tho effect of the ex
citement of the or
deal of the morning
by a complete loss of
color. ParsonH, who
had givon himself up
for trial, looked dis
concerted and broken
down, but joined at
intervals in the ques
tious directed at the
attorneys Fischer, who had looked very
badly during the trial, having an absolutely
colorless face, hud in a measure recovered
himself and smoked a cigar.
mt on a box at the side of Engel and offered
very little comment during the talk. Schwab
stood near Spies, taking in the conversation,
but offering no remark., Neebe, who was
given fifteen years in the penitentiary was
thoroughly com
posed and seemed
grateful that he
had escaped the
death penalty.
After getting
fchroughVith their
attorneys they
were removed to
cells in Murderers1
row. Mr. Zelsler,
of counsel for the'
defense, said the
verdict was against
anarchy and nrt
tho anarchists on
trial. He thought
the verdict was a great surprise to State's
Attornoy Grinnell himself. During the
reading of the verdict the prison
ers were completely hidden from
the view of every one in the
courtroom,'a cordon of police completely
surrounding them, The precautious of the
polled were apparently directed so as to
guard against any demonstration by tho
prisoners or their friends. The motion for
a new trial, it in ex
pected, will be heard
early next month. If
it is overruled Judge
Gary will pronounce
sentence and fix the
date ifo'r. the carrying
out of .the death pen
alty. The case will
then go to the su-
to altar the plans"of-
PirGarfiekf monument at Cleveland, jtnd:
makc it luO fect la height instead of 225
H9 original^ dw^p.
General Neifs Condensed.
UexloanTlew of the Cutting Case
The Diario Official, the goverunent or
jan of the clty ofMoxico, contains an im*
portant document regarding tho Gutting
rase, including the full text of the decision
of Judge -Zubia, at Paso del Norte, which
Bhows clearly and unmistakably the court
held Cutting for a crime begun on Mexican
soil and continued simultaneously la Texas
and Mexico This puts a new phase on the
case, as it shows Judge Zubia regarded
the lease as one continuous act.
Judge Zubia lays soecial emphasis on the
fact that -Cutting actually circulated on
Mexican soil his renewal of tho libel pub
lished in Texas. This renewal ot libel pub
lished til Texas is an offense and were the
case roversed, would be punishable uuder
tho present code in Texas. A. P. Cushing,
an American lawyer.sums up Zubia's decis
ion thus:
Cutting was convicted of repetition of li
bel,' first published in Mexico and reprinted
more violently in Texas papers, which
he then brought over and distrib
uted in. Mexico, -and it was the
distribution, in Mexico ot the second
libel, and not the printing ot the same in
Texas, for which he was convicted, the libel
having been read by threeor more persons,
as required by statute of the State of Chi
huahua, Cutting pleadingin tho bar to the
jurisdiction of the Mexican court that the
paper had been priuted in Texas. He did
not, however,.deny that the paper had been
circulated on the Mexicaa side, which waB
a fact, numerous copies having been seized
there by order of the court.
This aspect of the case takes away the
phase of conflict of law ot the two coun
tries. The publication of the full text of
Judge Zubia[4 decision is regarded as put
ting the case out of the international con
Xook Out Tor Bad Boilers*
Chicago News: In states where inspection
of boilers is not thoroughly made and
careful examination: of engineers insisted
on, it is not wonderful that terrible explo
sions occur. The writer last fall spent a
day in the office of the state boiler inspect
or at St. Paul, (Minn., and heard the an
swers given by men who had been running
threshing 'machine engines, and who wan£
ed license under t|ie new law to continue to
run them. Thejitter ignorance many ot
them displayed nmde.it a matter of wonder
that there liad been so. lew explo
sions. Many of these npplicants when
asked wht^t they would, do it tho ater
ran low in their boilers while the fires
i^ore burning, answered that they would
pump cold water into the boilers, and
when asked it this was a perfectly safe
thing to do,' answered that they
"guessed it was that they had al
ways done it, and never had had
trouble.. The- only means ot avoiding,
or ot making infrequent, such terrible dis*
asters as that which occurred near Jeffer
son, Wis.. recently, is frequent and care
ful inspection of all boilers and rigid en
forcement ot laws prohibiting incompetent
at tN. preiue court for re
view. It is the firen
erally expressed view of lawyers that tho
supreme courtVill not interfere.if Judge
Gary refuses a new trial, as the oourt, It is
contended^ ruled with great liberality toward
the defendants' counsel, and read to the jury
nearly every instruction asked for on behalf
of the defendants.
The Haymarkot riot in Chicago, for complicity
in which the auarchists are to suffer the severest
lesal pcualty, occurred on the evening of May 4
last, aud grew ont of the memorable eight-hour
movement inaugurated in Chicago and other
cities on the 1st of that month. Popular excite
ment- ot the highest tension hai prevailed for
several da?*, which was inateriallv amnneutod
by the wild ntterances of the socialists. The
facts connected-.with the riot, or, uioro properly
speaking, piassacre, are so familiar to the news
paper reader that no extended rehearsal in
necessary hero. Themeetingofanarohlstp, which
had been called by Spies and his accomplices,
was in progress andFieldon had* last finished
his.speeoo, when a large force of polloe appeared
upon the scenes A bomb was almost instantly
thrown in thelr-inldst. followed immediately by
a pistol fight between the officers and rioters,
•"'he result was that aevea jwlloeinen were killed
on the spot or died later in consequence of their
wounds, and some tblrtv other officers were in
lured. The arrest of Spies, Fielden, Sohwab,
Neebe and the Other anarchists, exoent Parsons
andLmgg, was shortly effected, and the office ol
thf Arbeieer Zeltung, a paper edited by Spies
was raided, and its contents, including, besides
priutlng materia), dynamite and other socialistic
appliances, coutlscated. Lingg was captured on
May 14 after a fierce struggle, and Parsons sur
rendered June 21. On June 5 the eight anarchists
were indicted tor murder in the first degree.
The trial took place in the criminal court, Judge
Gary presiding. Nearly three weeks were con
sumed in obtaining a jury, all possible methods
to secure delay being resorted to by Capt. Black
and Measrs. Solomon and Foster, counsel for the
prisoners. States Attorney Grinnell had charge
ot the prosecution. A vast amount of testimony
was taken during the trial, which wearily drag
ged throughfifty-nino days. Probably the most
damaging evidence for tho state was that of Gil
mer, who swore that he saw Spies light the fuss
to the deadly bomb and that the missile was
thrown by Schnanble, who at once disappeared
and was supposed to have committed sulcldo:
bis decomposed body being found in the harbor
at Erie, Pa., two months after the night of the
ersons from having chargo ot engines or
under anycircumstances.
-yy /£.
A Powerful Kan-of-War.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—The Armyand
Navy Gazette says that Secretary Whit
ney has directed the armament of thelarge
cruiser authorized by the bill passed two
weeks aso.- The plans prepared by Chief
Instructor White of England for another
vessel will be used. These plans are for a
vessel ot greater power and speed than
any cruiser now afloat. Its length will be
835 feet beam, extreme, 40 feet draft,
mean, 19 feet twin screws and a speed ot
nineteen knots per hour. It can carry
000 tons of coal, and its complement of
men will be 220 The battery consists ot
four eight-inch and sixs&i-incnbreech-load
ingriflcs secondary battery, eight 57 mm.
single shot Hotchkbs guns two 37 mm. re
volver machine guns and one shor6 Gat
ling. .The hull will be of steel throughout,
and the Bteering gear is placed below an
armored deck. The machinery will be'well
protected by belts of cohl ten feet thick.
The vessel wilt have five above-water tor
pedo-launching tubes and electric search
lights. The two sets of triple expansion
engines have 10,500 horse power.
A Great Library .Building jUi Washington.
Washington Special: -The library com
mission has its. plane ready to be£in on the
work ol construction as soon as the land
passes to the government and it can be
cleared away ready for the building. The
houses and other improvements on the
three squares will have to be removed and
the three squares thrown into one, bound
ed by First, Second, Bast Capitol and B.
streets. The streets and alleyscondemned
contain about one hundred and sixty thou*
sand square feet-, which makes the total
available ground square thus formed 390,
000 square feet. The new building will
occupy about the center ot this square,
with the front, 679 feet in extent,
on First street, or facing the
capitol. The depth will be 576 feet. The
center of/this immense structure will be
.where A street now ends, and there will be
130 feet from the building line on both the
front and rear .of the building on both the
north and south sides there will bel09feet
to the building line.. The ground surrotind
ing the building will be made attractive
with lawns,and shrubbery, and will really
bo an extension ot the beautiful grounds
surrounding the capitol building.
The Governor of Texas Speaks.
The New York Herald has the tallowing
dispatch from Governor Ireland ot Texas:
Austin, Tex., Aug. 12.—The editor of the
Herald: Yon ask my views ot the Cutting
case. Cutting has never applied to me. It
may be coineeded, if necessary, that Cut
ting has been legally convicted under mod
ern law but the people and .government
of the United States can never submit to
such a rule of law. Everyeditorand every
other person who writes or prints
raatter4n the United States obnoxious to
the views of Mexican courts can at any
time, when found in Mexico, be arrested
and be punished as Cutting has been. The
person of Cutting is hot. involved* Surely
our government has not made an Idle de
mand.. No one wants war, and I trust no
oqe wants peace at theexpense'of national
honpr and the rights of American citizens.
The only way to avoid war is to be ready
for it, and«how a willingness to accept it
ititmustbe. Outrages have gone fa?
enough and have been numerous enough.
The Attitude ofBfexlco.
Ex-Representative Rice of Mossachu
wno recently epent three months in
Mexico, in a long conversation said:'
Thebest interests
of Mexico are involved in
the maintenance of peace with the country.
The suggestion that she desires war'to get
rid of some of her northern states
and their
turbulent population is wild and baseless
as a lunatic's dream. The idea thiat Mexi
co, with her depleted treasury and .low fir
nancial credit, .would incur the vast liabili
ties of war in order to dispose ot her: do
main for nothing, .is too ridiculous, to be
considered. If she should desire such dis
position of her territory she would rather
aim to sell it to. us ut a large price and BO
replenish rather than further exhaust her
resources.. ,•/. .•
Malkinsotr, rwho filled Garvey in Miller
last March* is in the Huron jail at Huron,
Dak., for safety. He has gone stark mad,
and must be .taken to the asylum
Phillip H. Green was overcome by foul
air and died ii^ a well on E.3f. Katnrntf^s
pluce west of Grand Forks, Dak.
At Casselton, Dak., W. Scbledt and his
brother *ero both knocked-over by a thun
derbolt in their barn woborses were kill
ed and a large qnantity of wheat- was
burned in tne field, LOSS, $500. One
brother was seriously hurt.
Durljig the past few days there'were or
dered to be issued about 5,000 patents for
lands, the titles to which have neen favor*
ably passed upon by the land office. This
unusual number of patents is dqe to the
fuct that the work of the board" of review
was necessarily behind, and to the fact
that Commissioner Sparks bod not defi
nitely decided what policy he would pursue
in certain cases. Some 2,000 ol the pat'
ente were Isttued for Dakota.
The heart ot the late Xing Lndwig of Ba
varia In a
silver urn was
waltingwlthgreatpomp. Therequimmoss
was attondea by thouBands of persons.
Cardinal Gibbons says the Catholfo
church in the United States 1b not opposed
to the Knights of Labor.
Mr. Lawton and Miss Petty cowhlded
Mr. Bartlett, of Bartlett's hotel, new Os
wego, N. Y., severely, for slandering Miss
Sergeant William Thoma, United States
army, committed Buicide at Pittsburg by
Bhooting himself,
Gen. Sherman will attend tho grand sol
diers' reunion at Gelena, Sept. 3 and. 4.
Marshal James Shanley and Chief of Po
lice James Nelson ot Sioux City, Iowa,
reached Fargo from Casselton with. John
King and Charles NValtering, charged with
having been accomplices in tho murder ol
Rev. George C.~ Haddock, who was so bru
tally assassinated in the streets ot Sioux
D. Davis ot Bonild, Dak., was killed by
his house blowing dewn.
Action, has been commenced against
AyersA Ayers, druggists ot Cedar Rapias,
for violation ot the pharmacy law. This
will be a test caBe.
It is asserted at the state department
that there are no fresh developments in
the Cutting case, and that the attitudo ol
the government has noYcliangod in any
respect. This case is the fruit of natural
friction or antagonism between the sys
tems ot government of two peoples who
ditfer radically in character and customs.
The position we have taken is based upon
the assumption that all tho material facts
and the legal features ot the case are as
they have beon set forth in the corre
spondence and reports
already mado public.
But in a matter involving possible warfare,
it is held to be incumbent upon us to be
sure that there is nothing ot importance
behind the official information iu hand,
and to this end the best efforts ot* the
department aro turned. The foundation
once firmly laid, the decision will have to
be made whether tho differences found to
exist shall be reconciled through the fur
ther efforts ot diplomacy or by war but in
no event will this government assent to
the doctrine that an Ainerioan citizen can
be arrested, tried and punished abroad
for an offense committeed within our own
It is explained by Treasurer Rauch ol
Garfleld county, Wash., that his shortage
of $12,000 only represents money loaned
to his friends from the crib.
Fire destroyed twenty-six of the princi
pal business houses ot Folsom, Cal. Loss,
$150,000 insurance $95,000.
Senator Mahono's seventeen-year-old
daughter is delighting people at New York
watering places with her splendid horse
Col. W. H. Merritt is made postmaster
at Des Moines.
There were 132 failures in the United
States reported to Bradstreet's during th«
week ending 14th againet 124 in the pre
ceding week, and 160, 537,174 and 95 in
the corresponding weeks ot 1885, 1884,
1883 and 1883, respectively^
A real tragedy of the theater has oc
curred at Casile, Italv. An actor who wai
playing a leading part failed to please the
audience, who displayed their disapproval
by prolonged hissing. The actor stopped
suddenly in his lines, and advancing to th«
footlights, deliberately drew a revolve!
and shot himself dead. HIB wife, who wai
seated in a box, witnessed the tragedy,
and in a frenzy attempted to leap to the
floor beneath, which was quite a distance
She was restrained by friends, and finally
carried from the theater unconscious.
Col. William Merritt of DesMoinesre
celved notice of his appointment as post
master at Des Moines. He is sixty-seven
yeare of age, and was lieutenant colonel ol
the First Iowa infantry. He was formerly
connected with the Iowa press at Dubuque-
A bail storm passed ovor Ada a fewdayi
ago. The crops of Frank Seigne, Cbarlei
Gaefche,, Ole Thorse and others, to tht
amount of 5,000 acres, were totally-de
The postmaster-general made a requisl
tion upon the treasury department foi
•380,000 for compensation of postmasters,
readjusted underthe act ot March 3, 1883.
Tho department will not begin the pav
ment of these claims until after Septal.
The state department thinks the Mexi
can difficulty can bo amicably settled i!
everybody keeps cool.
George F. Smith, ot Iowa, has been ap
pointed a postoffice inspector.
The president has decided to appoint
William H.' Webster, chief of the dfvisioi
•of medical examiners of the )tension -bu
reau, to the. position ot chief examiner or
the civil service commission. This posi
tion has been vacant since the promotios
of Mr. Lyman to bo commissioner.
Two English army officers are buyin]
horses for the British government at Re
Capit. F. 0. Longiford was disemboweled
by a swordfish which he was trying to cap
ture near Gloucester, Mass.
SellsJBros.'. circus .tent1was blQwndown
at Kdina, Wis., and a number of person!
seriously injured.
Dr. Bliss, one ot Garfield's physicians, ii
dangerously ill at Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
An alligator ate up a tramp in the barn
of L.P Thureby, near Orange City, Fla.
Henrietta Brush, worth $250,000, wenl
into courtin New York, .and compelled J.
Andrews to marry her. The girl isverj
The marquis ot Lome, on behalf ot thi
Canadian exhibitors at-the colonial exhibi
tion in London, presented to 8ir Charlei
Tupper, the Canadian high, commissionei
an address expressing appreciation ol liii
onorta. to promote Canadian interests.
The presentation was followed by a lunch,
at which there wero 160 guosts.
,s- H- Thompaon apd J. L. Cole lin,ve ill.
ed suit against.Finley.Hoke, the abscond
ing bank book-keeper at Pooria, 111. Th«
case represents *20.000 indebtedness,
secured by a trust deed on the property
rented by
the Hale-Sloan Grocery
ReV. Dr. .George Cliarles Holl^, one of thi
most prominent Lutheran clergymen of tht
country died at his residence in Mount
Vernonj N. Y.
The amount of'3 per cent bonds held to
secure national bank note circulation in
cluded in the 140th call Is $7,850,750.
established: Dakota-^-Nesson,
Flannery county. Minnesota—Dumont,
Traversecounty. Namechanged: Dakota
]Wyer,! Cnsteccounty, to Hermosa.
Postmasters commissionedt Dakota
Chamberlain, W. GilJan. Iowa—Walnut,
?fiPer* Minnesota—Valley, A. Ben*
son. Wisconsin—Menomonee Falls W*. F.
Lanagan Stockholm, £. Peterspn.
.-On March 27,1S80.
there we»lf 121 post
offices in the State ol Minnesota, and with
created,.tbere.aranow about
lit50, all these—presidential and thfl
diflerent classes—but about 450 have been
filled with Democrats, dnd.the adrpinistra
tion Is half over.- There are forty-nine
presidential bffices^n the-.state,~ahd -but
twenty-eight of- these hajvp-beeh ^filled.
Those remaining in the hajfte of incum
bents in offices- when Cleveland became
president are: Ada, Albert Lea. Alexan-
Aurflin, Blue Earth City, For-
gn#4PalIs, Glencoe,.Granite Falls, Hastings,
KaSson, Le Sueur, Litchfield,- Luverne,
Marshall, Montevideo, Morris, Northflold.
Owatonna, Pipestone, Red Wing, St!
CJiarIe», St. Paul, 8auk Center, Stillwater,
Tracy, MTadena, WilmAr*
The Chicago Farmers' Review reports that
the corn crop has boon burnea up, .too.
except in Minnesota,
Archbishop Walsh, of Dnblin, inac Inter
view, said: He believed that the land pur
chase question would never be settled ex
cept Michael Davitt's nationalization prin
ciples of just compensation to the actual
holder, rather than on the principles ol
«^nry George He cornmlttea the tchemt
of Dr. Dale, as set forth to ths Corftempor
ary Review ot Juner accepting Mr. Glad*
•tone bill as a minimum starting point
for the establishment ol a statutory par
liament in Dublin and to leave if an open
question witb^the people ot England, Walei
and Scotland to decide whether-there shall
be ono, two. pr three parliaments. The
statement that the pope disapproves ol
the attitude of tbe Irish clergy: toward the
£ationa!itt* was foiipded upon malice.
JChe Irisfe caose r^aji s^vfe rith the. poje.
C. A. Stream of Sow York has been
iippointed clerk of Grant county by
Judge Cliurch.
Miner county will have its
first coun
ty fair this fall.
The new Buxton Mine Company oi
Lead City recently made a shipment
of $4,500 worth of ore.
A destructive prairie fire swept con
siderable territory north of Holabird.
A motor line willbe built from Wa
tertown to Lake Kampeska to accom
modate the travel.
The new government wing of the
Sioux Falls penitentiary, containing
Qfty-six cells, is to bejjut in order for
a lot of crooks from Detroit.,
PJmcipala of the great.tin importing
houses of New York are investigating
the tin mines in the Black Hills.
Judge Francis will not allow any
newspaper men on any grand jury that,
he has anything to do with.
The Republican convention of the
Twenty-second district will meet at
Jamestown Oct 13.
George L. Wright, one of the pro
prietors of La Belle ranch, twelve
miles west of Madison, was seriously
burned while engaged in blasting a
boulder on his farm.
The assessment rolls ol Burleigh coun:
ty, which have just been filed in the.
auditor's department, ehow valuu
tions as follows: 281,052 acres of land,
$015,902 town lots, $1,122,270
merchandise, $160,380 horses, $95,
586 mules, $10,134 cattle $56,237
sheep, .$4,04o swine, $5,541 vehicles
$37,010 moneys and credits, $101,
015 household furniture, $14,185
stocks or-shares, $81,545 value
all other property, $125,360 makin
the total assessed- valuation $2,791,
166, an increase of $176,100overlas
The late storm proved most sever
to the west and southwest of Ellep
dale. Grain and liay-stacks wer
scattered for miles over the prairi
and many farm buildings destroyed
The residence of August HariXilt 'wa
shattered to splinters, andMr.HaneH
narrowly escaped..-. William Rowan
living twenty miles north of that tilace
was instantly killed by falling timbe
during the storm. He was a sine!
man and from Canada
Gov. Pierce reported the indebted
uess of Dakota as follows: Territori
68 a
debt, $550.
000, otliei- local indebtedness, includ
mg] school bonds, $5 500.000. If
8randtotal«f ^nearly
Gov. Pierce hns about perfected ar
rangements by which the accounts
of the territorial militia tor armory
rent, uniforms, etc., can be paid with
out waiting for the assembling of thd
legislature. It is also expect^ thaP
the per diem of men for sei-vice in thr
enawuriinent at Aberdeen this yeai
will be paid 111 the same way. An of.
ficial announcement will be mado as
sooif as the final arrangemente
John Mosley, supposed to be a
tramp, was shot in a house of iUfain«'
W6man known aa
Nellie Grapt. The bullet entered the
shoulder and is pronounced-by the
attendance as not fatal,
Mosley on getting sober and findina
expressed a desire to
f06."6 9 l'" ^venture, and
accordingly took the train foe Minne-
A robbery was'committed in 'one of
the elevators at Ellendafe. "A gold
watch valued aB^125 and $2Sincaeh
were stolen from Charles Norton's^
vest pocket while that garment hnns
upon a nail witlifn the building. IK
Norton was at the same time engaoxl
a few feet distan}
Great preparations ore leaking by
1 he territorial and local boards fpif'
the next fair to bo held at Huron,
•vpr. o. riie grounds will Ke on»hal(
jai-ger than lust ysar, thesUlls double
.11 number, and the exhibitors' hall
"u-oMsuacious as last yeat, when
fbyiair was a great success.
PauoiiBera TVJ»o Paid Fifty Cenu'taLP*'
"Thero's no uso o' yertalkin' gem^?
mens,-" said the porter on a hotel dar|fS
in Iowa, "yo' can't git auy drinJt8 ln|ii
dia cab, not s'long as hits in the Stato^l?
of Xowy. 'Gin tho rules,^common,!®!
'gin the rules. Sorry,. Idjjjs
got somo oMho best, whisky ole Ken-|?fflp
tucky ever turflgS out right in the •.
stateroom dar,- but it's 'gin the rules."
"Oh! well," replied .the lrio of thirs-•
ty passengers,"wo: wanted a drlnk^V^
protty bad, butl guess we'll have to go*"
without this time."
"Awful sorry, gemmen, but it's a
the rules, yo' know,-in the State
Iowy. Like to 'commodate yo\ 'oause &
dat whisky'd make you sleep like lambs^
an' dream o' heaven an' do angels.
Like to give yo' a taste o' it, just to?
show you how good dat likker is, but
'•Well, lot's go to bed, boyg„" saiil
tho spokesman of the three belated pas-
John Cannon, a mechanic of Brook-' ohaw o' de 'stille.ry where dat angol
•_ lilrl-At* r*'mn^a 10 mndn nnnffin' n«- in
ings, drew the $50,000 Illinois farm
in the Brotherhood. of Locomotive
Engineers gift concert which recently
took place in Chicago,
Farmers near Blunt, who sowed
some winter wheat last fall, find it.
matured before the drouth and is all
A big vein of coal has been found in
Southeastern Potter county, near the
Hand county line. It is equal to the
best Illinois coal.
In many places along the James
river where the crop was supposed to
be badly damaged, wheat is turning
out fairly well.
New wheat, brought into St. Law
rence. is lighter than last year, weigh
fifty-two to fifty-six pounds a bushel.
The Burlington depot at Sioux Falls
will be built oi Sioux Falls ^uartzite,
and will be 40x115 feet iu size.
A stock company, with a capital of
$25,000, is being formed at Water
town. The project is to heat the
city by
steam by using a plant of boilers, and
also to light the city by electricity.
The Yankton Catholics are about
to begin the erection of a fine, large
Church The present Church being
too small for the congregation.
The fifth annual fair of the St. Law
rence County Agricultural and Indus
trial association will be held at Spear
fish, commencing Sept. 8.
Theodore Boosevelt denied at Bis
marck the statement that he had ex
pressed himself in favor of Blaine and
Logan in 1888.
The Republican convention for the
First-legislative district will be held
at Elk Point on Sept. 21.- This dis
trict is entitled to one member of the
council and two members of the
The city council of Brookings
awarded the contract for boring an
artesian well to Gray Bros., Milwau
kee, they being the lowest bidders
The price to be paid is $4.50 per foot,,
including tubing.
likker o' ourt is made hangin' up-.in do
stateroom. Dis is de key: to the state-':
room, an', if yo' gemmen want to go ins
dar to inspeck dnt work o' art I guess
I hain't got no 'jections. Hits worth
jus' 50 cents apiece all 'round to see dat
wonderful work o' art. Thanks, sah—
thanks—you'll find a decantah behind
de picchaw, an' a bottle o' seltzer fo'
de side down in de co'nnh o' do room.
Right dis way, gonts-r-alius like to on
courago folks what has a taste fo' art,
but we ean't sell no whisky—it's 'gin
de rules, yo' know—'gin de rules.
Chicago Herald.
Mr. Bennett took up a slip of paper
and looked at it for a moment. Thon
he said: "So you.don't think this
writer ought not be allowed to put Ins
stuff in print?"
"No,' responded Do Nyse, "frankly ..
I do not Iris:quite evident that this
particular writer is a d—d fool."
"Quito possible," said' Miv Bennett,
very quietly. "I wrote those editorials
be in Illinois to-morrow. ".
••Don't bo in a hurry, gemmen,"
said the porter, "'tain't very late yet'
As I said, it's'gin de rules to Bell whis
ky on dis cah in the. State of Iowy,
I don't mind tellin' yo' dat dar's a pic-*3s^®
An Editor's Troubles Ended.
Onee during, the career of young Do
Nyse he was made managing editor of
the Telegram, and he was informed by
Mr. Ilennet that the editorials for the"
fiaper would be.furnished from day to
day by. Mr. Levion, who occupied a po
sition on tho Herald staff. These edi
torials used to come in writing iu
number of different hands and marked
"must" by Levieib Do Nyse becnma'
dissatisfied ivith them and imagined
that thoy wore hurting the papor^very
much. So 0110 day he caUod on 'tho
proprietor. Said ho:
'-Mr. Bennett, you have mado mo
managing editor of tho Telegram, aud
I am trying my "best to push tho paper to
success. But this man Levien-is ham-•
poring mo very much."
'•HowsoP" questioned Mr. Bennett,
looking up with some surprise.
"Well, I don't -wan't to interfere
with any man who is earning Iii^'broad'-:'
and butter, but, *at tho same tinie,'
Levion .sends in a lot of .editorials every
day that are not- written by himself,
aud I suppose ho is getting his friends
to do the work tor him. I shouldn't
object to thatif-tho editorials were good,
but they are simply infernally bad. at
There is ono. man in pai-ticular \vho
turns in about.the worst rot over saw
in a newspaper. I haven't the faintest
notion who ho is, but the stuff ho sends
through Lovien is laughed at all over
the oflico, and is so trivial that it justi'i
about destroys the effect of any: work l:x
do in the news department Here is
some of the manuscript."-
l)e Nyse feli back in his chair with a
Hisp. His hair fairly stood on end.
Uo started to make: some sort of an
sxplanationi but Bonnett out linn:
"None of. that," exclaimed tho pro- -.
prictor of tho Herald *"none of tiiat. I
thought those editorials wero pretty
goo'd but, as they do not seem to im
press other people in the same light, I'
shall never write another. Good day.".
Mr. Do Nyse returned to -his posts
considerably 'saddened, but he never ,'
had any further ed.torials from Mr.
Bennett.—New Yorh Letter.
The Meaaurement of Earthquakes. -J
"Speaking ot. the measurement -o®WSlS»Bj
earthquakes, how is the extent of tho ':^J
vibrations determined?" asked a re
"The vibrations aro measured in ij1'
very simple manner. If tho extent of
the vibration is desired without any^i
great accuracy, a tumbler is filled witlrl^'
ink and placed on a table. During tho
^arthquake the ink will bo agitated tofef|
And,fro and stain the sides -or tde.tum-toa^
hler. Tho height of tho stain will help®
some gauge to tho extent of tlie vihra-tiff?^
tion. But-the scientilio way- of meas
urine earthquakes i» by means of tho feii
oarthquako pencil. This js Simply
moll inverted on a tri]od. Tho pcn-gfl.'S
is arranged to oscillate with the
eatest freedom.- During an oarth^
quake the-penoil swayslike apendulum
and leaves a mprk on a gieco- of whito
paper whioh stretches aoross 'the bot-.
torn of tho instrument. Tho friction of
the pencil on the. paper is 'accounted
lor in-tlie calculation The length of
tho line made, by the poneiMs an accu
rate measurement or the extent of
intensity of the vihration.' These pen
ells could bo, without much cost, dis
tributed at the slgnal-pt^tions, prjnci-r
pally ln earthquake aud volcanic
regions, *&nd .observations ot Internal
disturbances ol the earth taken at the
.same time as the other weather--ohecr-:
vationsjand with little addftlonal trou
ble. --Ban Francisco Bhroniclc.v
Honeat Man.
tfarm'fcr boy (to father)—"I FaVeSrfod
to fire thorn logs down tyi tho flold bn
they won't burn."
Farmer^-' 'Which, those gum logs we
rolled up the other davP''|f#
Boy—"Yes. sir,','
Farmer—"Woll, -wtfll takfl sdme
gunpowdor and,blow them open,"
Farmer—'^Take them ta town a'ndJf5.-s
«eU cm for kindling wood."
»ow Traveler.
A bull M»rty alw«y» ram UeriSeljr .tpwpfl
red "tieeL TliU ]wrh«ps the reason
tag noriP|en(iMjiy flad their

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