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Kf'-ffi- I 4 ft NiS&Swg Interesting Hews of the Week Boiled Down and Classified. PEOPLE OF NOTE. IS® Ths Wisconsin Dwnocratsnomlnate George w. Peck for governor. Mark H. Dunnell was renominated (or con* grew by theBepnplicana of the first district olMinneMta on the first ballot, securing 61 votostott for A. D. Gray of Fillmore County. MINOR ACCIDENTS. The list of victims of the Wilkesbarre (Pa.) cyclone now numbers sixteen. Fire has swept the Soukais forest in Al gelre. Two villages were destroyed by the broke ovt nt enterpot for the noted Tokay wine, and the whole town, with the exception of thirteen houses, was destroyed. William Higgins, a contractor, was parti ally disemboweled while loading logs on a car at Groandhouse, Minn., and will probably die. An epidemic of disastrous fires has occur red in the frontier towns of Prussian Poland. In all these fires have rendered 150 families homeless. At Sundridge, Ont., the Queen's hotel, to gether with its contents, was burned. Two men—Thomas Powers and Herbert Dayton were burned to death, and two others were badly burned. Six persons were recently bitten by a mad wolf near Moscow. Three of the victims havo since died of hydrophobia. The other three are under treatment by Pasteur of Paris, and will probably recover. The boiler of a locomotive on a freight train on the New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio exploded near Mansfield, Ohio. ICngineer Albert Graham nad Fireman Joseph Mur phy were instantly killed and fifteen cars of oil burned. By the mistake of a druggist at Knoxville, Tenn., John P. Smith, tho eleven-year-old son of State Superintendent of Public In struction P. M. SAit.h, and a boy named Hut chins died from a dose of morphine, tak en for quinine, illielm Schmidt of Bloomer, AVis., was found near that place, having been run over by a train at night. Ho was still alive, al though having laid there nil night with ono leg smashed to a jelley. He expired the next morning. The hail stones that fell in recent thunder Btorms in Connecticut were extraord innrily large, and cut like flying shot. In one tem pest along the sound they were simply lnis hapen chuncks of ice. They tore corn into tatters, and pierced the hide of cattle so that blood followed the impact of each ice ball. A farmer named H. A. Smith was killed on his place near Mulvauey, Kansas, by a mad horse. Smith was tying up the brute when it turned on him, seized him by the shoulder and threw him down. Just then the bnrn door closed, shutting off all means of escape, and the horse viciously attacked the man, biting, pawing and kicking, until Smith seized a club and with it killed his horse. He was so badly exhausted, however, that he died shortly after being discovered, when he hao just strength enough to tell of the fight. While a Wisconsin Centeral engine with a train often cars loaded with coal and eight empties, was engaged in switching on the docks of the Ohio Coal company at Ashland, Wis., it ran off an open switch on to the ties. The dock extends out into Chciiuamcgon bay for a considerable distance and the ties are on piles. The engine ran off the ties and into the bay, being completely submerged. The engineer and fireman jumped and were not hurt, except the former sustained a slight sprain of an ankle. Owing to the break in the dock wrecking trains cannot get at tho wreck and the engine will probably have to be taken to pieces to be recovered. While Frank Roberts was hunting (or his calves about a mile and a half west of Ban croft. Iowa, he was attacked by a wild and ferocious animal. According to his account the animal bore a resemblance to a panther. The animal sprang upon him from a bunch of weeds on the edge of an adjoining slough, clearing ten feet at the first bound, knocking him down and covering his whole face with its enormous mouth, displaying at the same time a liugli set of blunt yellow teeth. He says the animal was about six feet long, having short legs, built heavy in front, but slim through the flank. Once he thought the animal had him down !or the last tim e, but fortunately he caught it by the loner jaw with one hand and by a desperate effort pushed liitn off and got on his feet again and (•scaped.' WAYS OF THE WICKED. Seven Aldermen of Biddeford, Me., have been arrested charged with election frauds in recent local election. Laura Shrope, fourteen years old, has been arrested at Jersey City, N. J., and confesses to have robbed her employer of money and jewelry at lies Moines." Near Goshen, Ind., Sam Wilson, a negro, shot and killed Mrs. Mather, a widow, who had refused to marry him. He then shot and fatally wounded himself. Henry Smith, aged twenty-tour a five-time murderer, died of consumption in the Alaba ma penitentiary, where he was awaiting the result of an appeal from the death sentence. Dr. Bahnson of Crookston is shot aud killed by Horace Russell at Fisher. Russell accuses the doctor of criminal intimacy with Mrs. Russell. Near Decatur, III., William Crawford killed Mrs. Cal Mnthies, a married woman with whom he was in love, and then cut his throat with a razor. He cannot recover. Scott Shoemaker, one of the best known men in Westorit Pennsylvania, committed suicide by shootiA while talking with a party of friends at SAnton. It is thought there was a woman iidp case. A. C. Delano, the projector of the Octavia Investment, Improvement and Insurance company of St. Louis, is missing, and it is said a number of business men have been victimized. Ace Madison, a farmer near Bowliug Green, Ky.. shot and killed his sixteen-year-old daughter. He bad previously attempted her life. No cause for the deed is known. He may be lynched. The burgomaster of Osterwoerck has been convicted of forging an official document and sentenced to along term of imprisonment. For an esteemed lunctionary to be convicted of a crime is so rare in Germany that the in cident attracts much attention. Charles S. Rainey, a civil engineer formerly of Pittsburg, is illegally imprisoned in Sor rado,State of Cliapez, Mexico. Some months ago he had a dispute with someJUexicans and he, in self-defense, drew a revolver, Ue has since been in solitary confinement. At a picnic near Weather!ord, Texas, Henry Erwin, the son and main support of a widow, was set upon by the three druuken Brbwley brothers and so badly beaten and stabbed that he died the next day. Ths murderers escaped. J. C. Schwass, a patient in the Sacred Heart hospital at Spokane Falls, Wash., threw himself from a third-story window, and died fifteen minutes later. He entered y- ths hospital recently, and apparently bis only trouble was a slight attack of fever, vi He was rational, and showsd no signs of be *ing delirious. Daring the night when, the night watchman passed through ths ward he was sleeping, but aeon after they heard the wiudow raise and a moment later heard him Mrs. Josephine Gurley.who abducted Annie jr'^$|«fBsdmondf at Chicago, :-Avt for which she was sent ^V^to ths penitentiary for five years, now gives the public a confession wherein she says she stolsthechiid at the bidding of her husband, who, in torn, wished to fbrtber a vindictive plan of..png Mrs. Annie. Allen, a woman of nomm, wits on latiMte tni iirli Indoding NiUU^A Mfi fef winss «o» tracted at Mrs. Allen's house remained unpaid and MM. .Allen becoming spitefat, planned, with the aid of GnHer. the litUs girl's abduction, conflagration. the anti-Jewich edicts will be promulgated in A firs krnba nnt •.+ «. Kuseia in October, with a supplement justl- PROM FOREIGN SHORES. Rassia has presented a vessel of 1,900 tons, to Montenegro. Cholera is spreading in the city o( Toledo, Spain. Thirteen cases and five deaths are reported. Lord Saliebnry, replying to the porte's note, says that the time is not ripe to evacu ate Egypt. The number of coal miners on a strike in the Itorinage district, France, is 16,700, and the movement in still spreading. The strik ers are becoming very disorderly. Despite the foreign protests on the subject Tokay, Austria, the fying the measure of repressive severity. The latter is intended to satis foreign opinion. Many cases of ordinary cholera and of low forms of fever are reported in the districts of Ireland affected by the failure of the potato crop. The medical officer of Clonakilty re ports 3,000 cases in which starvation will occur unless relief speedily arrives. A big socialist conspiracy has been un earthed in Rome. Concealed in thehouses of workingmen the police have found bombs charged with powder und dynamite, as well as republican flags and correspondence of a dangerous character with foreign socialists. The British newspapers have taken advan tage of the passage of the meat inspection bill nt Washington to renew the clamor aguinst Americau beef. The new measure is denounced as an unwise and ungracious attempt to forceexports. It is declared thnt the inspection provided lor will not be ac cepted us satisfactory, and the prediction is made that bad results will certainly follow. The British war ship Buzzard arrived at Halifax from Jamaica'with yellow fever on board, having been ordered to Halifax on account of the fever breaking out among the crew. There were nineteen cases on board at one time, and one of the vic tims died at Port Royal and was buried thcro. All the others have recovered except five. HERE AND THERE. Burlingame, the Farmers' alliance I'Miididnte for attorney general of Minnesota withdraws. •Mr. Advices from Samoa state that the consuls nt Apia have issued a proclamation in which theywarn the natives against: entering into any intrigues to replace King Matnufa. The deputy minister of agriculture of Canada declares that Asiatic cholera will certainly visit Canada next year. He will establish iiunranstine station. Representative Jones, a prominent builder and railroad contractor of Knoxville, Tenn., I has assigned. His liabilities are $100,000 and assets $80,0 00. The Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad company has a squabble with the Indian bureau over the question of building its line through the Winnebngoshish reservation. I Proprietors of Fall River. (Mass. print I mills have signed an agreement not to sell I print cloths under 3 5-10 cents during Sep I tember. The price advanced rapidly to that point. Robert T. Lincoln, United States minister I to Great Britain, emphatically denies the truth of those reports which represent him ns contemplating the tendering of his resig nation. The military maneuvers at Montichiari, Italy, with smokeless powder, wore a great success. The batteries of artillery fired half an hour without their presence being dis covered. Advices from the New Hebrides island state that the natives of Amba island massacred the crew of a German labor vessel. A French war ship subsequently shelled the village on the island. The announcement has been made that Baron Largerfclt.'vice president of the Jeffer son Iron works at Steubenville, Ohio, has issuedandsoldfraudulentstock certificates of the company to the amount of $20,000 or more. The baron was German vice consul at Pittsburg. Dr. Joel E. Justin made another experi ment of firing dynamite shells from a com mon cannon at Cyracuse N. Y., resulting like a previous experiment.—the caunon, weighing 30,000 pounds, being blown to pieces. Filty people were within twenty yards of the gun, but no one was injured. The cholera, which the farmers of Iowa had hopes would not again infest their hogs, has broken out in the south part of Cerro Gordo county and during past few days William Winter has lost over f1,000 worth. Those who know say it is the genuine cholera, the same which lias before proved such a loss to the farmers of Northern Iowa. One of the most unique conventions ever held in New York, is now in session. It was a gathering for mutual benefits and discus sion of instructors of deal mutes, represent ing seventy-three institutions scattered throughout the country. France, Italy, .Spain and other countries were represented by proxy. Inspector General Dumont has received the report of Local Inspectors Knapp and Yea ger, who investigated thecase of the steamer Sea Wing, which capsized in Lake Pepin in July with such fatal results. After survey ing the evidence, they say that they are sat isfied that nothing could have been done to' save the steamer after the squall struck her, owing to its sudden and violent characte r. Holzhay, the bandit of the Northern woods, made another unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide in the prison at Mar quette, Mich. He was found lying in his cell in an unconscious condition from loss of blood, he having severed the arteries of his wrist with a sliver ol tin, secured from a slop bucket. His scalp and the top of his head was also reduced to a pulp from attempts to dash out his brains on the prison walls. Holzhay now lies in a straight-jacket. A large negro state convention, with dele gates from many counties, met at Raleigh, N. C. and was addressed by the negro lead ers of the state. They spoke against the Democrats and demanded recognition by tho Republicans. Resolutions were adopted en dorsing President Harrison's administration, tho Blair bill and the federal elections bill, and protesting against local grievances in the state, the jury system, the state election law and demanding more political recognition. Political Movements. The Republicans of South Dakota have nominated the following ticket: Congress men— Maj. John A. Pickler und John 11. Gamble. Governor Arthur C. Mellette. Lieutenant Governor—Geo. A. Hoffman. Secretary of State—A. O. Ringsrud. Treasur er—W. W. Taylor. Attorney General-Rob ert Dollard. Superintendent of Public In struction— Cortex Snlmon.—Commissioner of Schools and Public Lands—Thomas H. Ruth. Commissioner of Labor und Statistics—11. A* Smith. The Wisconsin democratic nominees are these: George W. Peck, for governor Thomas Cunningham, of Cluppewa Falls :or secretary ol state John Hunner, of Eau Claire, for state treasurer, and J. L. O'Con ner, of Madison, lor attorney-general O E Wells, of Kankanna, for superintendent oi public instruction. Wm. Root, ol Sheboy gan, for insurance commissioner by acclama tion, and Thomas Thompson, of Eau Claire, lor railroad commissioner. For member of congress, Capt. W. H. Har rleVn Honston county. This is ths way the ballot of the democratic voters of the First congressional district of Minnesota will read at the coming election, that gentle man having been selected to ran against Mark H. Dunnell. A Heroic Aot. Oticaoo Times: Jack—I say, old boy Tom Innesly has disgraced his set. He was fined In a police court yesterday. paries—What for? Too much wine? Jack—No: be kissed a 8t. Louis girl. Charles—WhatT And they fiuedhim? congress ought to vote him a bravery.- -.vS'r- Accident to a Cable Train in a Chicago ^Tunnel! Frank Netzger of St Paul Thrown nnderthe Wheels and Mangled. CHICAOO, Aug. 29.—A life was lost in a cable car accident in the Washington street tunnel to-day. Many people had narrow escapes from instant death and had it not been for the heroism of several male pass engers three or four women would have been killed or mangled against the fagged sides of tho tunnel. The accident was caused by the gripman plunging his train headlong into a runaway train that was coming at full speed down the opposite in cline. Frank Netzger, an express agent of St. Paul, was, with his wife, on the grip and, as everybody who could jumped to es cape the impending danger, Netzger was thrown under the wheels of the train and mangled to death. Other. persons were more or less hurt and shaken up and a halt dozen women fainted. This was the last of four accidents that occurrcd on the Yerkes system during the day, and tho council is to be appealed to to pass such restrictions as will ensure safety on the line or tie up the system until its running arrangements are perfected. rossrnr,Y FRANK NETZKR. The St. Paul directory gives no such name as Frank Metzger, nor any one named Metzger en gaged in the railway express business. There is, however, a Frack B. Netzer, who is a messenger for the American Express company and runs between St. Paul aud Chicago. It is feared that he is the oue meant by the foregoing message. He resided with his family at 205 East Four teenth street until recently. It could not be learned lust night where he had removed to. Mr. Netzer litis worked off and on for tho American Express company for the past six tein_years. For three years or more and up to 1SS7 or 1888 he was a fruit and gen eral commission merchant in Stillwater, lie is well known in St. Paul, Stillwater. Minne apolis. Fargo, and generally throughout Minne sota and the Dakotas. He is a mini of thirty live years past, has a wife, and a daughter ten years old. SWII'T ItETKIISUTION*. Atrocious Murder or a Merchant and Lynching of tho Murderer. LKXIMSTOS, MO., Aug. 29.—An atrocious murder, the escape of the murderer, his ar rest, confession of the crime and subse quent lynching are the elements of a double tragedy that was enacted at May view, ten miles south of here, to-day. Sher iff Mitchell recciv. a telegram from May view stating that H. F. Parker, a merchant of that place, had been murdered. The sheriff and two deputies started lor the scene of the crime. Lpon their arrival they went directly to Parker's store, where a ghastly sight met their gaze. In a pool of blood, behind the counter on the floor, with the head nearly severed from the body, lay the body of the dead man. Tho instrument used was plainly a revolver. The motive lor the crime was most likely money, for the cash drawer was rilled, and an examination of the clothes of I'arker, who was a widower and slept in a room hack ol the store, showed that the pockets had been turned inside out. Forty dollars in cash and a gold watch was found, which would suggest that themurdcrer was fright ened awav before his object was accom plished. Dr. McDonald arrived from May view to-night and stated that anegro named Wi Ilium Waiters had been arrested by Con stable Thomas Chinn for the murder ol I'arker, had confessed his crime and was hanged from the branch of a tree by a mob. KOW ON A 11 AFTER. A Roustabout Sues a I'llot for rersohal Damages. CLINTON, Iowa, Special Telegram, Aug. 20.—Wednesday night, shortly after the steamer J. W. Van Sant left the village of Le Claire, Iowa, for the north, John O'Con nors, second pilot of the boat, it is alleged, made a murderous assault upon Francis McMahon, a roustabout, using him up bad ly. O'Connors fired several shots at McMa hon, who made his escape from the boat and made his way to his home at Fulton, III., where lie has been confined to his bed since. The affair has been carefully sup pressed until to-day, when McMahon, through his attorneys at Lyons, commenced suit against O'Connors for $10,000 damages. O'Connors is said to be wealthy. It is al leged that the crew of the Van Sunt on the evening in question were intoxicated, with the exception of McMahon, who does not drink. The latter is reported very ill, in fact it is doubtful if lie lecovcrs. Should he live and the case come to trial, some sensa tional features will be developed. CUT HIS VICTIM'S TilItOAT. Horrible Butchery of an Old Man in Missouri. HIGGINSVILLE, Mo., Aug. 20.—A horrible murder occurrcd here to-night that will probably result in the lynching of the mur derer. S. A. Higgins, aged eighty, a mem ber of the family alter which this town was named, was stabbed to death by William Feltz. Mr. Higgins was gatekeeper at the fair to-day and had some difficulty with Feltz, who was driver for Doolcy & Sons' livery stable. Higgins had Feltz ejectcd from the grounds. Feltz went to lliggins' boarding house and renewed the quarrel with him. During theail'ray that followed Feltz used a knife und stabbed Higiiins four times in the breast. Alter the latter had fallen to the ground mortally wounded Feltz completed the butchery by cutting his victims throat lrom ear to car. He es caped. A posse was formed to capture him and is still engaged in the search. If the murderer is caught lie will doubtless be lynched. l'ork and Art. PARIS, Aug. 29.—Le Paris prints the fol lowing: The negotiations between France aud the United States relative to the American tariff arc approaching a lavorable conclusion. The Wash ington government will remove the duty on works of French art aud France will remove the prohibition against Americau pork. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—Members of the senate finance committee know nothing about the negotiations alluded to by Le Paris. Mr. Sherman stated that the finance commutes would probably recommend that, the duty be removed from works of art from all foreign countries, but would have no relation to the action of the French gov ernment against American pork. Construction Stopped. WASHINGTON, Special Telegram, Aug. 29. —A. telegram was received to-day from Agent Schuler ai the White Earth agency that tho Duluth & Winnipeg had stopped work of construction through the Winne bagoshish reservation. The company, it is said, would hasten to file maps showing precisely what lands were wanted for right of way and station purposes, that the sec retary of the interior might fix the com pensation to be paid. The secretary has requested the bureau officers who wilrhave charge of details here to attend to the work as soon as possible, that the company's men may not remain idle longer than is necessary in carrying out the law. Swallowed Morphine. CHICAGO, Special.—Jennie Eddy, a bur lesque actress, under engagement with the Bluebeard company, took morphine with suicidal intent last night. She was in a res taurant with Eddie Foy and two other of her acquaintances, and suddenlyswallowed the contents of a a bottle of morphine. A physician was called and by daylight he had his patient in a setni-conscious condi tion. She will probably recover. The cause of her attempt at suicide is thought to be a notice she had received from the manager of the company stating that her rehearsal work was unsatisfactory and that unless she could do better he would have to cancel the engagement. i-fiotoiic van, one of the state commissioners of afbl tration, called upon Mr. Webb Toueey to-day, and At the 8opt. Grand Central depot, and remained closeted with them for half an hour. Subsequently he refused to talk about his call. Neither would Mr. Webb say any thing that would throw light upon the matter. The claim of the Knights relative totbeiuabilityoftheroad to handle any more freight was flatly contradicted by Mr. Webb, who said that yesterday 100 freight trains were moved, consisting of 4,179 load ed cars and 1,689 empty cars, while at Buf falo and Albany 1,167 cars were inter changed. Mr. Powderly when shown thif statement said it was not so. FIRED AT OFFICERS. BUFFALO. Aug. 29.—A non-union switch man named Alexander R. Hamilton, new ly employed by-the Central railroad, fired a revolver from the cab of an engine at two police officers, who promptly arrested him. The case was put over till Tuesday. It was learned to-day that the striking switchmen had telegraphed to General Superintendent Toucey at New York asking lum to grant them a conference to settle the present difficulties. So far as learned no answer lias been received. There lias been no trouble of any kind to-day. DELIVERING FREIGHT TO THE CENTRAL, PITTSBURG, Aug. 29.—The Pennsylvania Railroad company and the Pennsylvania company are now delivering freight to tho New York Central. These roads refused freight lrom the New York Central points for some time alter the inauguration of the strike on the ground that it could not be handled without delay. The factthat.these roads are again receiving and forwarding cars to the Central is an indication that this road is handling freight without much dc lay. AN OLD-TIMER. Claims for Laud In Yellowstone Park Settled Upon Twenty Tears Ago. WASHINGTON, Spccial Telegram, Aug. 29. ""Henry R. Harr of Red Lodge, Mont., has sent a statement to both houses of congress aslung that he bo paid for a tract of land in the Yellowstone Park which he claims to have settled on in 1871 before the park was set aside for park purposes. Mr. Ilarr has an interesting story. He says he went to the park from Bozeman and settled seventy miles from any neigh bors. His home was near tho Mammoth Hot Spring, which lie says he discovered and named. He did not know that congress wastliinlc in of setting aside this great tract lor a park until alter the act was passed or he would have protested. The act. he thinks, was put through in a hurry. He believes lie had rights there which the government was bound to respect and believes he has valid claim on land which he would now not sell for £")0,000. Accordingly he wants con gress to do him justice. BUTTKUWOUTII COMING. Ohio's Congressman Decides to Visit the Northwestern States. WASHIN( TON. Special Telegram, Aug. 29. Hon. Ben Butterworth, member of congress from Ohio and secretary of the world's lair commission, is to visit the Northwest, and Oct. 11 will formally open the Northwest ern exposition at Spokane Falls with an address. This decision was reached to-day after an emphatic invitation from Representative Wilson of Washington. The exposition includes Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington as its lists of contributors, and Mr. Wilson assured Mr. llutterworth that he would get information which would be valuable for the world's fair. The people of tho far West will, it is safe to say, con gratulate themselves that so eminent a man is to look them over and address them. Mr. Butterworth will stop at other cities and make study of the country from St, Paul to the coast. IIAltVAUD VS. YALE. The Blue to the Front in the National Tennis Tournament. NEWPORT, R. I., Aug. 29.—There was a large attendance at the national lawn ten nis tournament to-day. The matches for the day were those of the second round. C. Holiart met M. G. Chaee, Hobart win ning three sets and Cliacc taking nine games. W. H. Knapp and M. D. Smith were brought together in this round. Knapp needed but three sets to win, and the last of these he took love. Of the matches that between P. S. Sears and B. P. Huntington, Jr., attracted the most interest. The game was stubbornly contested. The score went up slowly to 3 all. then to 4 all, and finally to 5 all. In the last game the points went from deuce to vantage and back again sev eral times. Huntington's victory was greeted with applause. H. G. Hall de feated Hugh Tallant after playing threo sets. The scores were low. ALLIANCK MAN CHOSEN. Farmers, Aided by Democrats, Control the Oklahoma Legislature. GUTHRIE, I. T., Aug. 29.—The Farmers' alliance and Democrats, aided by three Republicans from Oklahoma City, succeed ed to-day in organizing both branches of the legislature. Hr. Gardcnpire, an alli ance member from Stillwater, was made president of the council, and W. A. Dan iels, an alliancc member from Canadian county, and a former resident of Iowa, was selected speaker of the house. The Oklahoma City Republicans who voted for the alliancc men and gave them the majority, claimed that they did so be cause of promises to favor Oklahoma City as the capital in exchange lor votes for speaker. KILLED BY THE CURRENT. Instant Death cf Two Men Who Stepped on an Electric Light Wire. WIIEEELINO, W. Va., Aug. 29.—To-night a colored man named Joe Solomon, em ployed in the Wheeling Terminal Railway company's tunnel, now in course of con struction, stepped on the wire which sup plies the current to the arc electric lights used in the tunnel headings and was in stantly killed. An Italian, who is known only by liis contract number, stepped on the same wire just as Solomon fell and was also instadtly killed. Two other men were shocked in taking the corpses from the wire. Both men wore thick-soled leather boots, and neither body was burned nor mangled in any way. Caswell Ketired. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 29.—The deadlock in the First congressional district Republican convention at Clinton Junction ended to day on the eighty-first ballot in the nom ination of H. A. Cooper of Racine. This retires Representative Caswell, who has been in congress fourteen years. No Republican Convention. OCALA, Fla., Aug. !9.—There will ba no convention of Florida Republicans this year. The state central committee yester day put in nomination for controller L. D. Ball, and foi supreme court judge J. Challe- 8oc^Vleg Vice. LONDON, Specif—The scandal recently unearthed in Wurttmburg grows more seri ous as further developments are made. The police nave verified the existence of numer ous societies formed for the purpose of mu tual indulgence in all forms'of the grossest v'ce. a.nd Hundreds of rkrests have been made, public feeling atltuttgart is greatly ex cited. The king re:uPll to stifle the investi gation, despite the lat pressure brought to bear upon him oywle friends of the ac cused. The FSKLLIM Fatal. FRAZEE CITY, STJ iiirXclegraiu.—Gotlieb Barr, ags sixty-ei'vi. merchants of th effects of a fall fri [er of Barr Bros., died from the ion. her lor 0an thosal I into i-t fitTe Been Doing tta f^fhyjt'Week.^f: SENATE. The senate d«voted the day to enlogiM of the late Senator Beck and adopted resolu tions upon hi* death. The most notable ad* drsse was that of Senator Ingalls. The amendment to the tariff bill placing twine on the free liet may pass the senate! me Northwestern senators will nearly all favor it, and either in speeches or votes support it This amendment already has the outspoken support of Senators Davis ft "sshburn of Minnesota. Casey of North Dakota and Spooner of Wisconsin. HOUSE. house debated at great length the bill defining lard. Mr. Hayes of Iowa moved to amend by striking out all aftor the first section, defining lard, and inserting the pro visions of the Paddock bill. A third reading and engrossment of the bill was ordered by a vote of 117 to 77, and subsequently, after motions to reconsider and commit to the committee with instruc tions had been defeated, the vote on the pass age of the bill stood: Yeas, 11 nays, 46— no quorum. The bill will come up for final passage again. SENATE. Senator Piatt laid before the senate a let ter from the secretary of the interior, trans mitting a telegram from Special Land In spector Newham concerning the destitution in Oklahoma. The senate committee on postal affairs de cided to make the bill to extend the free de livery system apply to cities of 5,000 inhab itants, or to cities where the postal receipts amouatto |5,000. The bankruptcy bill will be reported to the senate favorably with certain amendments. It is understood that an effort will be made to pass tho bill at this sessionof congress. HOUSE. An agreement hasbcen finally reached by the sundry civil bill conlerrecs upon the par agraphs relating to tho irrigation and public land surveys, the sole subject of dis pute between the two houses for several weeks. For the survey of the public lands, tho house appropriated ¥200,000 the senate increased the amount to $000,000. The eonfcrrecs fixed it at $425,000. Mr. O'Neill of Pennsylvania announced the Kiidden death of his colleague, I.ewis F. Wat son in a feeling manner, and offered suitable resolutions, which were adopted. After the nppointment of a Amoral committee the bouse adjourned as a mark of respect, to tho memory ol tho deceased. SENATE. Tho senate by unanimous consent iigreed to the proposition of Mr. Aldrieli in regard to closing debate on tho tarrif bill and taking vote on the measure Sept. 8. Tho tariff bill was then takeu up, tho question being on the lead paragraph. Senator Plumb informed tho senate that ho proposed to submit an amendment to the tariff bill to place white pine lumber on the free iist, and lie indicated that he would have something to say in favor of that proposi tion. HO USE. Representative B. II. Taylor of Ohio, from the committee on judiciary, renorted to the house a bill amending section '5515, Revised Stututes. relating to misconduct of officers of elections and costodians of ballots at con gressional elections. The object is to pre vent post-election frauds, which, it is said, under existing law may be committed at will, and for any violation of which the United States is powerless to prosecute or protect the rights of citizens who may be candidates for congress. It provides a penalty for any alternations of ballots and returns after an election has been held. SENATE. Mr Davis of Minnesota, mads a speech up on the tariff and reciprocity. The resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Plumb, instructing the committee on rules to issue such orders as will wholly prevent the sale of spirituous, vinous and malt li quors in the senate wing of the capitol, was taken up. discussod and referred to its com mittee on rules. UOUSE. There was a fight with bare knuckles on the floor of the house. Two or three con gressmen called each other liars, and applied other epithets to each other. Wilson of Washington and Beckwith of New Jersey were the combatants, while Cannon and Mason ol Illinois, Williams of Ohio and Lehlbackof New Jersey were "in in." It came during the height of the filibustering on the compound lard bill. Beckwith took exception to a remark mude by Mr. Wilson and called the Washington congressman a vile name. Wilson resented thiBjnrithablow. Beckwith struck at Wilson, but did not reach him. Williams ol Ohio tried to draw Beckwith away and Beckwith turucdtoscrapwithhim. Then the sergeant at-arms' deputy brought the maces from their places abovo the desk, and bofore the rods and the eagle the fight stopped. It was several minutes before order was restored. SENATE. The tariff bill was taken up. Mr. Aldrich, from the finance committee, gave notice of two amendments he would offer to the bill, and which were read for information. One of them is a reciprocity amendment. Senator Davis introduced an amendment to the tariff bill providing that, binding twine manufactured in whole or in part from Isle of Tainpico fiber, jute, jute butts, manilla, sisal grass or sunn, shall be admitted free of duty. HOUSE. The decision of the speaker as to the lard bill was mistiiined (1.10 to 36 and the bill was passed (120 to .'11 ), the clerk counting a quorum. After further personal explana tions in regard to the Cannon resolution directed against the filibusterers. the eight hour law ciaim bill was taken up and dis cussed to the end of the morning hour. A bill to constitute the hour of a day's work for laborers and mechanics on government work was amended and passed. Mr. McSwat's Mistake. Chicago Tribune: "Billiger!" The voice of Mrs. McSwat had a high pitched, first-quality-of-qucensware ring about it. "Well, my dear?" Mr. McSwat spoke in a rising-inflection, what-the-deuce has she-caught-on-to-now sort of a tone. "I haven't heard from Auntie Kittery in reply to the letter 1 wrote her four days ago/' ••Haven't you, Lobelia?" "No, sir. I haven't." "Was—was it four davs ago, Lobelia?" "It was, sir." "There wasn't—er—ah—anything impor tant in the letter, was there? inquire! Mr. McSwat, with a rather lame attempt to ap pear surprised and sympathetic. ^"You know there was, Billiger McSwat! You know it contained an invitation to Auntie to come and spend a month or two with us this summer. "Why, so it did, Lobelia so it did. I re member now, you spoke of it at the time." "Well, what have you got to say about it?" "Why—er—I think it strange she hasn't answered yet." "O! you do, do you? Don't you know why she hasn't?" "H—how should I know?" "Ha! I don't need any other evidence that you know than your guilty, sneaking look at this moment.'' "Madam, what do you mean?" "Oh, don't pretend innocence. I gave you that letter to mail for me lour days ago. You haven't forgotten it—you know you haven't. I handed you another letter at the same time. One was to Auntie lot tery and the other was to the publisher of a fashion magazine. You promised to mail them both as soon as you got down town. You haven't forgotten that, have you?" "N-no." "I thought not. The letter to the pub lisher was in a white envelope and the let ter to auntie was in the green one, and—" "What!" exclaimed Mr. McSwat, his legs giving way under him. "Are you sure it was in a green envelope?" •'I am. "Then you'll get an answer, Lobelia," he said, with a groan. •'I thought the white one was for her. I mailed the green one without looking at it!" Mr. McSwat got up, put on his hat. went out into the darkness, and in the seclusion of his own back yard he kicked himself fo* the next halt hour. & A it caption tendered by the Italn rallef committee In London, giving count of bit terrible Journey through the heart of the tropical forest. "D»y after day, week after week, from aawn of morning to near eve, with noon interval of rest, we are urged on nnrestingljr. Step by step we gain our miles, and penetrate deeper and deeper into that strange conservatory of nature, the Inner womb of a true tropical forest. The warm vapors rise from it as from a great fermenting Tat, until so dense are the exhalations in a few days that only the flaming bolt can let in the sunlight on that impervious and end less foliage above onr heads. After a month's unbroken march we halt for rest, and for the first time attempt to question natives who have hitherto art fully elude our efforts to gain intelli gence. We ask them if they know of any grass land lying east, north, or south of their district, and they reply in the negativo in a manner that seems to imply that we must be strange creatures to suppose that it would be possible for any world to exist save this illimitable forest world. Taking a grass blade from the river bank— for only a few straggling blades can be found—we hold it up to view. 'What, no field—no limitea stretch of land with something like this growing?' 'No,' they reply, shaking their heads, compassionately pitying our absurd questions. 'All like this,' and they wave their hands sweepingly to illus trate that all the world was alike, noth ing but trees, trees, and trees!1 Great trees rising as high as arrows shot toward the sky, uniting their crowns, interlacing their branches, pressing and crowding one against the other un til sunbeam nor shaft of light may penetrate it. "No sooner are these words heard by our men than their imaginations conceive the forest under the most op pressive and forbidding aspect. Hither to it had been a tract of laud of un certain extent, growing trees, which a few weeks' march would enable us to pierce through, a mere pleasant varia tion of the experiences of an African journey-maker but a month had al ready elapsed, and they now heard with their own ears that the forest was without end. The little religion they know was nothing more than legend ary lore, and in their memories there dimly floated a story of a land that grew darker and darker as you travel ed toward the eud of the world, and drew nearer to the place where a great serpent lay supine and coiled around the whole earth. Ah, then, the ancients must have referred to this, where the light is so ghastly, where the woods are cDdless, and are so still and solemn and gray, to this oppressive loneliness, amid so much life, which is so chilling to the poor, distressed heart! And the horror grows darker with their fancies, the cold of the early morning, the comfortless gray of the dawn, the dead white mist, the ever-dripping tears of the dew, the deluging rains, appalling thunder-bursts and the rolling echoes, and the wonderful play of the dazzling lightning. And when the night comes with its thick palpable darkness, and they cuddle in their damp huts, and they hear the tempest overhead, the howling of the wild winds, the grinding and groaning of storm-tossed trees, the dread sounds of the f? kKKHi* ._ falling giants, and the shock of the trembling earth, which sends their hearts with titful leaps to their throats, aud a roaring and a rushing as of a mad overwhelming sea—oh! then the horror is intensified. "It may be that the next morning, when they hear the shrill sounds of the whistle and the officers' voices ring out in the dawn, and the blare of the trumpet is heard, and there is stir and tumult of preparation, and action, that the morbid thoughts of the night and memories of terrible dreams will be effaced for a time but when the march has begun once again, and the files are slowly moving through the woods, they renew their morbid broodings and ask themselves, 'How long is this to last? Is the joy of life to end thus? Must we jog on day after day in this cheerless gloom and this joyless darkness, until we stagger and fall, and rot among the toads? Then they disappear into the woods by twos and threes and sixes, and after the caravan has passed return by the trail, some to reach Yambuya and up set the young oflicers by their talcs of woe and war, some to fall sobbing under a spear thrust, some to wander and stray iu the dark mazes of the woods hopelessly lost, and some to be carved for the cannibal feast. And those who remain, compelled to it by fears of greater dangers, mechanically march on, a prey to dread and weak ness, the scratch of a thorn, the punct ure of a pointed cane, the bite of an ant, or the sting of a wasp. The smallest thing serves to start an ulcer, which presently becomes virulent and eats its way to the bone, and the man dies. These sores rage like an epi demic. and dozens are sufferers. Then the recklessness with which the men eat up their stores of provisions! What might have lasted ten days is eaten up in two or three, and they starve the rest of the time, for the spaces between the banana plantations may be only a day's march, but they may be twenty days. But it requires a calamity to teach blacks as well as whites how to live." Cultivating Sugar Beets. The following instructions have been prepared by the Chemical Divisions of the United States Department of Agri culture, which has direct charge of the sugar iuterest.for the guidance of those who propose to experiment the present season with the sugar beets. A copy of these instructions was enclosed with every package of sugar beet seed sent out: Soil—The soil should bo well drained and with a good exposure to the light. It should be of loose texture, easily pulverized and of average fertility. Fertilizing Barn yard manure should not be applied immediately be fore planting, but if the soil has re ceived a dressing of well-rotted manure the previous autumn, which has been weir plowed in and left over winter, it may be of advantage. If fertilizers are employed, superphosphates of lime, containing from 10 to 15 per cent of available phosphoric acid, may be used at the rate of 250 to 300 pounds per acre if nitrogen is employed it should be only in moderate quantities and best in the form of nirate of soda at the rate of 100 to 150 pounds per acre potash may be supplied in the form of kainite at the rate of 200 to 400 pounds per acre, or a high grade sulphate at the rate of 50 to 100 pounds per acre. It is probable that in most soils where experiments are made this- year no fertilizers of any kind will be usedAand ~r to In lata fertile soils fill 1 tho depth of eight or nine. subsoil to thr depth of fbiil inohes. The land should bt IT harrowed and ndnced t»») dltion of tilth before planting^ Planting—For small patehet can b* pnt in by hand. f«P_ fields drills can be prorided. if eral.the rows should be els' apart and the seed planted so one for about every thrwr When the beets begin t» .shrii^ leaves they should be thinned so will stand at a distance trooi abH nine inches apart in the rows, a ing to the fertility of the soil, regular thinning of the beets is lutely necessary to secure a high su_ content, and it should be completed!] fore they show six leaves. Tn fertile soils the beets should lka closer together, while in less fa ones they should be further apart. object, in all cases, should be to growth a beet which will average about oMr pound in weight after it is cleaned topped. Cultivation.—It is best to have beets cultivated flat and not planted ridges. Any method of cultintio^S which will keep out the weeds and.1", keep the ground thoroughly stirredfiX^lf icient. It is important the hoe should be used, especially nt, the time of thinning, and, to seouife, good results, this method of cultiTation- should not be neglected. The cultiT»^ tion of beets should be continued abont the same time as for ordinary ore and they should be laid by when leaves begin to thoroughly cover tta^l ground. If beets are planted in small patehfp-f"' they should bo in such a position as not' to be shaded by other growing crops^ especially corn, as the tree exposure to sunlight is absolutely necessary to pro* duces a beet containing a maximu-^ percentage of sugar. Further instruction in regard to har* vesting and manufacturing the beets will be contained iu Bulletin No. 27, which will soou be issued and sent to each one who has requested a package of beet seed, or who may hereafter aslt for it. Sweetheart Robin. fH Interlocked boughs of the hawthorn hedge. How barely you brown twigs gllctenl Wliatl havo you blossoms forgotten pledge? Is it not May-time? Listen 1 Whispering over and over?]. 1 Surely I heard a bluebird 6lng, Si Ana smelt the breath of the clover. J, [What is the word he was whispering-^ Daffadowndilly, how late thou art,. Thou springtime's earliest corner! The gladness of summer is In my heart, And on my cheek there is summer. Thrilling me through at the bluebirds' calL As the sun when it kisses the oloverl ,. Gainst my cheek did a sunbeam (all? Ah 1 why was be bending over?] Petals of white from the hawthorn tre Over the lush grass blowing Li»rht is my heart as your breezes be— Why surely it can not be snowing! A moment ago the dream-soft skies Arched above fields of clover 1 (.Why did he look me so full In the eyes? And why did my head droop over?] I know that I heard a bluebird's call [That word for a whole heart's husnlngll I knew that I felt a sunbeam fall: [Ah. what on my cbeek was brushing?] The sky showed never a sign of rain [His eyes—he was bending over!] And I know, though 1 walked in a winter laMh. I smelt the breath of the clover! —Harper's Magaslna. A Story by Dumas the- Elder.. 1 Eord Dumas the elder often laughed at English stiffness and reserve. One of his stories was this: "One day Victor Hugo and I were invited to dine with the Duke of Du cazes. Among the guests were Lord" and Lady Palmerston—of course this happened before the February revolu tion. At midnight tea was handed around. Victor Hugo and I were sit ting side by side, chatting merrily. Lord and Lady Palmerston had ar rived very late, and there had, conse quently, been no opportunity to in troduce us before dinner. After din ner, it seems, it was forgoteu. English customs, consequently, did. not allow us to be addressed by the illustrious couple. All at once young Decazes came up to us and said, "My dear Dumas, Lord Palmerston *. begs you will leave a chair free be tween you and Victor Hugo.' "I hastened to do as he wished. We moved away from each other, and laced a chair between us. Thereupon Palmerston entered, holding the hand of his wife, led her up to us and invited her to sit down on the empt chair—all this without saying a won 'My lady,' he said to his wife, ,w •what time have you?' '•She looked at her watch and an- -iP swered: 'Thirty-live past 12.' 'Well, then, 'said the ister, 'remember well that t"5 ZWi'. •eat min a a thirty-live miuutes past 12 vou were sitting between Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo—an honor which you. will probably never enjoy again in you lifetime.' "Then he offered his arm again to his wife, and took her back to fier seat without saying a word to us,, because we had not been presented." Consumption of Horseflesh llk Paria "One of the features of Parisian lift that interested me a good deal wheal was at the World's Exposition last year," said aNew Yorker the other day, "was the consumption of horseflesh) 6] the poor. I noticed it first among th| street gamins„ who ate it with evident gusto iu the shape of sandwiches, pur chascd from street vend animals killed, I believ^4re free tnq acute disease, and arfe simply honei1 that are worn out the service of eab men, street-car companies, etc., are bought cheap and fattened op fail before slaughter. I tasted seme of •M 11j\.»Cr! i. i1-- f" meat myself at a cheap restaurant, probably I should have liked It if II not known what it was. My pni however, was so great that eovue finish it, but called in an urehin the street and watched him fill hungry little interior with it twinkling."—N. Y. Tribune. Race Color. A professor of Johns Hopkins versitv has an original theory u~ count for race color. He attrifc the color of the negro to the defio of oxygen iu the warm air he breathed. This causes a weaker piration and a deposit of carbon made under the skin, just as aching with a defective draft is chokedt soot. 1 glass has been produced in Germany. Bosidos for the manufacture of bottles, and vases of various kiuthk It cable in photography mnd'ta^J tnd opticians'T"