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THE W0RTH1HST0N ADVAH8L
KOBKRT McCmn, Editor and Publisher.
FOBTY years ag" a New York man
marked a quarter and put it into circu
lation. It has just returned to him.
GKEAT BRITAIN'S national debt
amounts at present to 83,493,000,000. It
is more than four times as large as the
debt of the United States.
IN the case of a man who killed him
self recently, an English jury rendered
a verdict that the deceased "committed
suicide at the instigation of the devil."
IN Atlanta Mary Jane Cheney Julia
Ann Adelia Frances Fedora Eliza Maria
Quit Tude Dant Morrison is the abbrevi
ated appellation of one of the colored
THE aggregate wealth of the United
States is nearly sixty times what it was
sixty years ago, when the figures were
$1,000,000,0O0. Now they are $55,300,
DONNA I SI DOR A COUSINO in Chill is
supposed to be the richest woman in
the world. Her monthly income is $80,
000. She is a stately widow of thirty
five years and a famous horsewoman.
MRS. AI.MIKA LOCKE, mother of David
K. Locke (Petroleum V. Nasby), who
has been living in poverty and misery
in a small house in Wheeling, W. Va.,
has been granted a pension on account
of her late husband, Nathaniel Locke,
having served in the war of 1812.
A WYOMING man has settled the ques
tion of how the prairie dogs obtain the
water they drink. He says they dig
their wells, cach village having one
with a concealed opening, lie says he
knows of several of these wells from
fifty to two hundred feet deep, each
having a circular stairway leading down
to the water.
AN idea of the enormous amount of
type used in the government printing
office may be gained when it is stated
that the public printer has asked for
bids for 15,000 pounds of English, 5,000
pounds of pica, 75,000 pounds of long
primer, 6,000 pounds of brevier and 48,
000 pounds of nonpareil—203,000 pounds,
or about nine carloads.
STATISTICS are said to show that from
1807 to 1881 642,000 Russians were ex
iled to Siberia—100,000 at their own in
stance, in order that they might accom
pany condemned friends. With the
advance of the century the practice of
banishment to Siberia has assumed in
creasing proportions. In 1807-'ll the
number of exiles was 10,175 in 1857--61,
36,831 in 1877-'89, 86,380.
THE longest bridge in the world is the
Lion bridge near Sangang, in China. It
extends five and a quarter miles over
an area of the Yellow soa and is sup
ported by three hundred huge stone
arches. The roadway is seventy feet
above the water and is inclosed in an
iron network. A marWe lion twenty
one feet long rests on the crown of
every pillar. The bridge was built at
the command of Emperor Kieng Long,
who abdicated in 1796 on account of old
IT is little things of life that tax
one's nerves most, as a stalwart youth
of Leavenworth, Kan., found when he
accepted a wager that he could not
stand a quart of water dropped into his
open hand drop by drop from a height
of three feet. Before five hundred drops
had fallen into his hand he almost cried
with pain and said he had enough.
After a little water had fallen each
drop seemed to crush his hand, and a
blister in the center of it was the re
IT has just been discovered that the
delicious looking "blood" orange which
blinks so bewitchingly at the small
boy from the stands of the Italian
man is a delusion and a snare. There
is no "blood" orange, speaking from
the standpoint of the naturalist. All
globules of luscious fruit which assume
this alluring hue are doctored by means
of hypodermic injections of analinc and
other poisonous or deleterious dyes.
Hence the "blood" orange is a luxury
to be let severely alone.
A COKE saw, intended for boring out
barrels from solid logs, was recently
completed at Taunton, Mass., for a
company in Lacrosse, La. The saw is
made of wrought iron, cylindrical in
shape, and steel cutter teeth are dis
tributed about its edge. It was expected
that the saw would cut a barrel per
minute, and during a trial of the first
machine a core 10l4 inches in diameter
and 21}J inches long was bored out in
thirty seconds. A mill for the manu
facture of barrels by these machines is
to be built in Louisiana.
A NEW pedagogical industry has
arisen. In San Francisco, according to
the Alta, there area number of teach
ers of American who command good
prices. Foreigners who have been
taught English in the schools of their
native land find themselves completely
at sea on their arrival here, and many
of them who can afford it employ teach
ers to instruct them in learning the
employed by the Amer
icans. The localisms, especially, they
find most perplexing to master, and
the teacher must be well up on all the
mannerisms and slang expressions of
SEVENTEEN patents were issued re
cently to George F. Simonds, of Fitch
burg, Mass., who, it is claimed, has
solved the problem of applying ball
bearings to every shaft that turns, be
it big or little, vertical or horizontal.
Ball-bearings, as everyone knows, are
in universal use in bicycles. A perfect
ball-bearing has long been the dream
of inventors, since by its use friction
may be reduced to a minimum, and
power, heat, wear, oil, etc.. be greatly
economized. If Mr. Simonds' expecta
tions shall be realized the result will
be a most complete revolution in me
SOME idea of the size of the milliner
bills which the husbands and fathers of
this country are called upon to pay may
be had from estimates made by the gov
ernment that the amount of money
which must be refunded by Uncle Sam
on account of his having levied exces
sive duties on hat trimmings will aggre
gate between 820,000,000 and 830,000,000.
This sum represents only the difference
between the legitimate duty on hat
trimmings and that on ribbons during
the period covered by the claims of the
importers. It indicates that the female
form divine requires a good deal of
TN a little log house near WeaSners
•ille, Pa., live four wealthy and aged
bachelor brothers who are veritable'
women-haters. They are Benjamin,
Michael. Nathan and Samuel Kunkel,
Respectively eighty, seventy-one, seven
ty and sixty-one years old. They own a
valuable farm and have £40,000 out at
interest, but still they do all their own
fans.work and housework unaided, and
iv ill not consent to employ a woman in
any capacity or have any association
whatever with the gentler sex. Two sis
ters formerly lived with them, but are
now dead. They shunned men as their
brothers do women, and never married.
BY TELEGRAPH AND MAIL.
A DISPATCH has been sent by Secre
tary Blaine to Minister Porter at Rome
emphatically denying that he had made
public a confidential message, as
charged by Premier Rudini in the
Italian green book on the New Orleans
In the United States the visible sup
ply of grain on the 4th was: Wheat,
21,063,348 bushels corn, 3,124,700 bush
els oats, 2,838,822 bushels.
IN April last there were issued from
the pension office 31,973 certificates of
all classes, against 14,562 during the
same month of last year.
A WARRANT was signed by Secretary
Foster for 81,654,711 in favor of the
governor of the state of Pennsylvania,
this amount being that state's share of
the direct tax fund.
THE treaty bstween Spain and the
United States stipulates that coal,
petroleum and machinery shall be ad
mitted free into Cuba and Porto Rico,
and that the present duty on flour b3
reduced one-half in exchange for the
free admission into the United States
of sugar, coffee and cocoa.
THE vice president of Peru ha? ar
rived in Washington to negotiate for
closer trade relations between the
United States and his country.
THE pension office statement shows
that during the month of April there
were issued 51,415 pension certificates,
the first payments on which aggre
ANOTHER letter on the Behring sea
question has been written to Sir Julian
Pauncefote by Secretary Blaine in
which the claims of England are re
uted, and Mr. Blaine wants to know if
England can exercise exclusive control
in an open sea why the United States
cannot do the same.
AT the annual meeting of the Ameri
can Medical association in Washington
Dr. O. H. Mary, of Boston, was elected
president. The association petitioned
congress to create anew cabinet officer
to be called the secretary of public
THE business failures in the United
States during the seven days ended on
the 8th numbered 242 against 255 the
preceding week and 209 for the .corre
sponding week last year.
C. S. WILBUR shot and killed Ida Bree
vort in a New York concert saloon and
then killed himself. Jealousy was the
IN the Pennsylvania coal region over
100 families were evicted.
THROUGHOUT New York and New
England a cold wave did much damage
to fruit and vegetation.
THE friends of Capt. L. Norton, who,
with his wife, niece, engineer and
crew sailed from New London, Conn.,
November 24 last in his small steam
yacht on his way to Toulon, France,
have given them up as lost.
IN Pittsburgh, Pa., fire among busi
ness houses caused a loss of 8640,009.
FLAMES destroyed the entire lumber
district of New York, covering seven
acres, causing a loss of 81,000,000.
A CRANK named Charles J. Dickinson,
of Pueblo, Col., who said he had a mis
sion to kill Jay Gould, was arrested in
AT its meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
the National association of machinists
decided to exclude negroes from the
A DEFICIENCY of 875,000 was found in
the accounts of the late Rufu* Prince,
of Turner, Me. He was the trustee of
ON the 7th people were out sleighing
at Norfolk, Conn.
THE nomination of James G. Blaine
for president is advocated by the New
IN the treasury of the Bay State Shoe
Fastening Company at Nashua, N. H.,
a shortage of 8147,000 was discovered.
THE board of health of Massachusetts
reports seventeen deaths from hydro
phobia the past year, the highest num
ber ever recorded.
IN Philadelphia the Spring Garden
national bank closed its doors. The
bank's deposits were 82,000,000.
WEST AND SOUTH.
In portions of Michigan, Illinois,
Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas ice
formed on the 5th.
FIRE destroyed the Hayes county
(Neb.) courthouse at Hayes Center, with
all the county records.
THE Nebraska supreme court has
rendered a decision in the Boyd-Thayer
quo warranto case ousting Boyd and
declaring Thayer the legal governor of
the state. lKoyd is disqualified on ac
count of non-citizenship.
BY the foundering of the schooner
Atlanta in Lake Superior off Whitefish
I'oint three of the crew were drowned.
D. R. CALDER & Co., commission mer
chants at New Orleans, failed for 8265,
IN New Orleans the grand jury re
ported the result of their investigations
in regard to the Hennessy murder and
the Mafia lynching. No indictments
were returned against persons connect
ed with the lynching, but several were
found against the alleged jury bribers.
IN the vicinity of Davis, W. Va.,
thousands of aci'es of valuable timber
have been burned by forest fires.
F. SMITH, of Lincoln county, Tenn.,
killed John Brooks three years ago in
a quarrel about a girl. On the 5th he
killed James Wakefield, who had mar
ried the girl a few weeks ago.
THE failure of Schniedewend & Lee,
a printing-press firm of twenty years
standing in Chicago, for 8100,000 was
TIIIBTY-EIOHT years ago Lee Barton,
a young negro, was sold from his home
and wife and children in Virginia* and
carried away by the slave traders and
resold in Mississippi. He has just been
reunited with his family at Houston,
FIRE destroyed the shops of the
American Wheel Company at Sidney,
O., causing a loss of 8100,000.
THE Iowa republicans will hold their
state convention at Cedar Rapids July 1.
1?Y order of Secretary, Blaine the
nited States marshal at San Diego,
Cal., seized the steamer Itala which was
receiving contraband of war for the
use of Chilian insurgents.
AT Port Townsend, Wash., John
Turnbull, an attorney, was arrested on
the charge of helping to smuggle
Chinamen into the United States.
A LARGE portion of El Paso, Tex.,
as flooded by a rise in the Rio Grande
river, and over fifty families were
driven from their homes.
IN Nebraska John M. Thayer has re
sumed the office of governor and has
reappointed all the republican office
holders deposed by Mr. Boyd.
A BREAK in the levee in Concordia
parish, La., flooded the country for
IN Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan
and parts of Ohio frost was said to have
greatly damaged fruit of all kinds.
C. PARDEE'S four children who left
East Tawas, Mich., in an open boat
and who were supposed to be drowned
reached Port Austin in safety.
AN explosion of gas in the Ocean
mine at Clarkesburg, W. Va., killed four
miners and several others were badly
PASSENGER trains on the Pan-Handle
collided at Tuscarawas, O.,' and
Longenecker was killed and u.,
Rogers, G. F. Marvin and Otto Miller |]jvnd.
WILLIAM WRIOHTMAN, while remov
ing wheat from his barn for market
new Middle town, Ind., found in the
grain an old pocketbook. containing
€11,500 in gold coin and paper curren
cy. How the money came the** was a
AT Marinette, Wis., the safe of the
iron works was broken open by burg
lars and robbed of 87,000.
W. C. WOODFORD went 158 hours and
45 minutes without closing his eyes in
a sleep-fasting contest in San Francis
co, breaking the previous record of 144
hours and 20 minutes.
AN Indian woman living in Door
county, Wis., Mrs. Angelica Bear, is
said to be 124 years old.
THE Chilian insurgents' vessel Itata
when she sailed from San Diego (Cal.)
harbor carried away Deputy Marshal
Spaulding,. who was put off at Ballast
point and returned to that city. He re
ported that the vessel was a well-armed
FLAMES destroyed the planing mills,
warehouses and lumber yard of
Schroth & Ahrens at Winona, Minn.
A METEOR passed over the Victor
(Tex.) region, finally exploding with a
noise like the report of a big cannon.
ON the 8th six persons committed sui
cide in Chicago and six others were
killed in accidents.
BY the burning of August Ilauntz
man's barn at Mansoc. Ia., twenty val
uable horses were cremated.
IN Chicago afire made thirteen fam
F. A. WALSH & Co.'s tinware manu
factory in Milwaukee was burned, the
loss being 8150,000.
IN San Francisco a shock of earth
quake shook buildings quite severely.
TIIK railway shops of the Santa Fe
road were burned at Galveston, Tex.,
causing a loss of 8100,000.
LIGHTNING killed two children, aged
13 and 10, of Mrs. Susan Hardwick, re
siding near Little Rock, Ark.
MRS. GEORGE BENNETT, of Ottumwa,
la., was burned to death. She was
standing by a bonfire when her cloth
ing caught fire.
AT scores of points in the upper pe
ninsula of Michigan forest fires wer
burning on the 8th and heavy damage
was reported. Several farmhouses and
other buildings were burned. In Wis
consin fires were raging all through
the northern portion of the state, doing
immense damage, and in Minnesota a
wide area had been burned over, the
village of St. Louis being entirely
AT Indianapolis, Ind., Minnie Whit
taker, aged 15 years, committed sui
cide because her father had been sent
Miss JENNIE TUPPER was burned to
death in Chicago by a gasoline explo
sion and Miss Clara Peng met a like
fate from burning alcohol.
THE failure of the Western Farm
Mortgage Company of Aberdeen, S. D.,
with a capital of 8250,000, was an
AT Marshall, Mo., William Price was
hanged for assaulting Miss Alice Ninas,
who later committed suicide rather
than testify at the trial.
THE bark Hclged from Sweden went
ashore on the Newfoundland coast near
St Johns and the captain and ten of the
crew were lost.
THE discovery was made of an at
tempt on the part of socialists to burn
the city of Rome, Italy.
IN Florence, Italy, William Jacques,
an American from Newton, Mass., was
set upon by a mob and his daughter,
who was with him, was severely in
jured by stones thrown by the mob.
THE Russian government has sudden
ly suspended the expulsion of the Jews
IN a mine explosion at Saarbrucken,
Prussia, eight persons were killed and
seven were injured.
YOKOHAMA advices state that a band
of Tonquin pirates were surprised by
French troops while escorting sixty
seven native women over the Chinese
frontier and eight of the kidnapers
IT was stated that the Italian gov
ernment, was about .to address a circular
to the European powers submitting the
conduct of the United States govern
ment in the New Orleans affair to their
FLAMES destroyed six blocks ol
buildings at Alliston, Ont. They con
tained six hotels, forty-five stores,
twenty-five residences, the post office,
market buildings and the fire hall.
FIRE destroyed a bonded warehouse
at Rotterdam, the loss beiug $1,250,000.
Death of John W. Roche.
ST. PAUL, May 12.—At 7 o'clock last
evening Hon. John W. Roche, for over
a quarter of a century city comptroller
of St. Paul, dropped dead on a Selby
avenue cable train.
He was riding from home down town
sitting on the grip car two seats ahead
of Dr. Lufkin. At a point on Fourth
street, a short distance west of Wash
ington street, the physician noticed
Mr. Roach's head falling bakeward and
that his hat had fallen off. For a mo
ment it was thought he had dropped
asleep but as the sudden jerk of
the head did not awaken him,
the curiosity of the doctor was
aroused. He rose from his scat and at
a glance discovered that Mr. Roche was
either dead or in a dying condition. Dr.
Lufkin stopped the train at Dr. Dorian's
just east of Washington street, and
with the aid of other passengers, car
ried the limp form into the latter's resi
dence. There brandy was injected into
the breast of the stricken one, but it
was of no avail, Mr. Roche was dead.
It was the opinion of the medical men
that his death was' instantaneous.
Neither of them ever attended him, and
they could only speculate as to the
cause of death, which they thought was
undoubtedly heart failure.
John W. Roche was born in Ireland
in 1831, coming to this country in infan
cy. He came to St. Paul in 1856 and in
1864 waselected city comptroller,which
office he has held since.
ON the 11th near Condersport, Pa., a
train load of 75 men were fighting the
forest fires and were compelled tore
treat. The men boarded the train and
started for another point when it was
found that they were hemmed in by
the fire. Th? engineer decided to dash
through and in the attempt the train
was wrecked. Six were burned to
death, seven are missing, and thirty are
THElaw taxing the Pullman Car Co.,
in Pennsylvana has been decided in
stitutional by the U. S. Supreme Court.
THE fact no longer is concealed, even
in official naval circles, that the swift
cruiser Charleston is now off on a hot
chase after the Chilian transport ltata,
which left San Diego last Wednesday
while under arrest, and currying off
the deputy United States marshal.
THE Italian consul at New Orleans
has been recalled by his home, govern
were fatally injured. of parliament are
RIPPE is playing havoc in Eng.
No less than
MINNESOTA STATE SEWS
Big Firs at Wlnonfe
A lire at Winona destroyed the entire
plant of the Schrothe & Ahrens Mill
Company. The mill, warehouse and
three blocks of lumber were burned.
The. fire started in the wheel pit in the
planing mill and spread rapidly, being
only stopped at the boundaries of the
lumber yards. A large number of win
dow-sashes and doors were stored ih the
warehouse. The loss would approxi
mate 8100,009 insurance between $40,
000 and 650,000.
Coming to on End.
A German doctor at Northiield says
that the world is coming to an- end in'
1901, on the 17th day of April. He says
that the ?nd will be preceded by divers
earthquakes, wars, moons, and other
signs of a like sensational character.
Another most startling statement that
he makes is that in three years a most
terrible war will take placc, and entire
nations will be effaced from the world's
Ten Thousand Dollars Damages Asked.
Last summer a man by the name of
Hendrickson was killed by the cars
about 12 miles from Litchfield while
crossing the track. It was thought the
man was intoxicated, as a broken
whisky bottle was found in the wagon.
The crossing was a very dangerous one
and an elevated bridge has since beeii
placed there. The widow of Ilcndrick
son has sued the Great Northern com
pany for 810,000 damages.
Electricity vt. Steam.
The first experiment in electric rail
ways in Minnesota outside of city pas
senger traffic is to be made between
Stillwater and St. Paul, 24 miles. The
franchise for the road has been granted
to Chaunccy P. Gregory, of Stillwater,
by the commissioners Of Washington
county. It is intended to have the
road in operation for both freight and
passenger traffic by October 1.
Prolit la Oats Now.
A REVOLUTIONARY movement was in
progress in Costa Rica, and the presi
dent had declared a state of siege and
suspended personal guarantees.
ADVICES say the Chilian insurgent
warship Blanco Encalada was blown
up in Caldera bay by two torpedo
cruisers and 180 of the crew were
All the farmers for miles around
Northfield were hauling their oats to
market on account of the high prices.
They had kept the grain stored all
winter, and were now selling for fifty
five cents per bushel. Oats last fall
brought only from fourteen to fifteen
cents, and the oats were stored in view
of the advance which has arrived.
Tilt Allot ins Begina.
Harry S. Morris, who is to have
charge of the additional allotments on
the Sisseton Indian reservation, passed
through Morris the other day on his
way to the agency to begin the work of
alloting. This work would require
about four weeks, after which the sur
plus lands on the reserve would be
opened to white settlement.
A Land-Mark liurned.
The old stone hous3 on St. A nthony
avenue, in St. Paul, and the old log
barn near it have been burned. The
old stone house was the second dwell
ing house erected in this section of the
country. The house was a rendezvous
for the pioneers in early days, and (Jen.
Sibley made a number of treaties with
the Indians there.
is Now Ci*y.
Warren, in Marshall county, is now a
city. The first charter election has
taken place and the following ticket
was elected: Maj^or, L. L. Amberson
aldermen, Guy A. Aubot, W. N. Powell,
August Lundgren recorder, A. B. Nel-
son justices, J. P. Easton, John Keen
an constable, E. Dady treasurer, K.
I J. Taralsth.
A Kitten with Two Jledlcs.
A cat owned by Conrad Scherer, of
Winona, gave birth the other day to a
kitten with two distinct bodies grown
together, eight legs and but one head.
The kitten died almost immediately,
and he preserved the body in alcohol,
lie talked of sending it to the dime mu
seum in Minneapolis.
The Winona Pavso'.
At a meeting of the fair association
at Winona the following purses were
decided upon for the line races:
June 17—Three-mlnuto trot, purse, $"03 2:8?
trot, purse, 55 X) running half mile and repeat,
iiOO. Thursday—2 :45 trot, purse, 5509 2:24
pace, purse, £500 running hall mile and repeat,
purse. 8150. June 19—2:24 trot, $503 3:35 pace,
Tli« Newt iirinilr uiironiclal.
Prominent merchants in Dulutli have
effected the permanent organization of
a jobbers' union.
Frosts at Crookston, St. Vincent,
Park Rapids and other places injured
the young wheat and fruit.
Dyman Miller, aged 70 years, died at
Northfield. He had resided in the state
E. B. Williams, of Lansing, Mower
county, has been appointed as state
William Milligan, of Faribault, has
been appointed first lieutenant of the
Second regiment, M. N. G.
Paul Ivettlcr, a St. Paul drug clerk,
took an overdose of opium and died at
the city hospital.
The farmers of Northfield and vicini
ty held a meeting to cffect a thorough
A heavy frost killed acres of flax
near Northfield as well as much early
Peavcy «& Co.'s elevator at Bello
Plaine was burned to the ground with
its contents, said to be 20,600 bushels
of wheat. There was about 100 cords
Of wood burned in the yard adjoining
The regents of the state university
have set apart 815,000 for the new dairy
building and 860,000 for the new med
ical building at the university.
The 8-year-old son of H. Cliarron at
Little Falls was nearly trampled to
death while watering a vicious horse.
His thigh was broken, but his sister
pulled him from under the animal and
saved his life.
Clifton Holden, convicted of murder
and sentenced to be hanged, has had
his sentence commuted by the gov
ernor to life imprisonment after one of
the hardest fought battles on record
Holden was convicted on circumstan
tial evidence and asserts his innocence.
Heinmiller's hotel. at Marshall was
burned with its contents. Some of the
guests were forced to jump from win
dows to escape. The hotel barn also
caught fire and was consumed.
Sister Mary Agatha Russell, the
founder of the convent of the Sisters of
the Visitation in St. Paul and the oldest
visitant in America, died at the convent
of old age.
The Northwestern Consolidated Mill
ing Company has been formed at Min
neapolis. It takes in the Columbia,
Zenith, Northwestern, Galaxy, Pettit
and the Crown roller mills, with a ca
pacity of 10,000 barrels aPday.
As near as the state superintendent
of schools can judge there will be about
123 graduates from the normal schools
At Northern Pacific junction Thomas
Cunningham was waylaid and brutally
assaulted by footpads. The highway
men, four in number, were captured.
Nicholas Peterson was found dead in
his cabin near Sturgeon lake. He had
been robbed of 81,300 and was supposed
to have been murdered.
The hardware store of H. Schleusener
at Little Falls was burglarized and
8500 worth of knives and revolvers
taken. The thief escaped.
Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota Snifter
Greatly from Forest Fires—Farmers sad
nilMgers Fighting to 8ava Their Home*
—St. Louis, Bflnn., Wiped Oat of Exist*
ISHPEMING, Mich., May 9.—Forest
fires are burning at scores of points in
the upper peninsula and heavy damage
is reported. At Nestoria the fires are
reported under control. At Champion
serious damage ig reported. The fires
are now near Ishpeming, but this city
is in no danger. The fires along the
line of the Northwestern railway are
doing heavy damage, many cedar posts
ties and telegraph poles being con
sumed. Nothing but a drenching rain
will prevent the rapid spread of tho
EAST TAWAS, Mich., May 9.—All day
this place has been enveloped in smoke
and it is impossible to see but a short
distance. Several farm dwellings are
reported as having burned. The loss of
pine logs on skids will be large. The
wind has been 'blowing hard from the
south all day. Among other places
burned is the Sand Lake house, 8 miles
from here, and well known to lumber
men. Considerable pine is burning.
The swamps are dry.
CADILLAC?, Mich., May 0.—Forest fires
are prevailing in every direction and
Cadillac is enveloped in smoke. Few
buildings have been burned so far as
known here, but considerable damage
has been done to a tract of pine
owned by D. A. Blodgett. At Henri
etta men have been fighting fire to save
the village. Gaston's mill caught
twice at Canfield's rollway on Pine
river. Fifty unoccupied buildings have
been burned, and some farm buildings
in that vicinity were also destroyed.
GRAVENHUKST, Ont., May 9.—There
arc fierce fires raging on both sides of
the town. Every effort is
check their progress. The lumber yard
at Taskers switch, containing 2,000,COO
feet of lumber and eight loaded cars, is
ASULAXD, Wis., May 9.—Forest fires
are raging with terrible fierceness all
through northern Wisconsin and Michi
gan. Railroad beds are being damaged
to a great extent and frequently pas
senger trains must pass through a per
fect cavern of flames to make any
progress. Many towns about here have
been threatened with destruction and
the whole population brought out 1o
make a desperate fight for their homes.
All ore traffic on the Wisconsin An
tral road over its branch into the iron
ore regions of the Gogebic range
has been stopped. One of the
largest bridges along the line was
burned Friday afternoon. Settlers
in the woods are flocking to
the neai*est villages and cities
for protection, their homes in the for
ests having been consumed by the
flames. The scene at night in every
direction is appalling. The smoke
from the fire has caused considerable
difficulty at Ashland. The hot, smoky
atmosphere makes it almost impossible
at times to sae 75 feet ahead. No re
ports of loss of life have been made as
yet. The woods along the Omaha road
area muss of flames. The Northwest
ern road lost several hundred cords of
wood here and the Ashland Iron &
Steel Company lost 50,000 cords at High
WASIIBURX, Wis., May 9. Seven
thousand cedar paving blocks and 1,000
posts at Ashland Junction were de
stroyed by fire. The forests are all on
fire here. George KoLinson and wife,
living at Wyman Crossing, were burned
out of everything and barely escaped
with their lives.
WAUSAU, Wis., May 9,—The dry
weather in the pinery has been prolific
of forest fires. In every direction
can be seen vast clouds of smoke, and
unless rain is had vei-y soon much dam
age will ensuo from these fires.
DULUTH, Minn., May 0.—Forest fires
have been raging in tho vicinity of Du
lutli for several days and the city has
been enveloped in smoke. News has
reached here from the suburban town
sites of St. Louis and New Duluth that
the latter sustained a good deal of dam
age and the former was completely
destroyed by the fire. It is sup
posed that the fiiv orignated south
west of St. Louis and was swept north
ward by a stiff breeze. It is also re
ported that a man named McManus,
driving a yoke of oxen, \va caught by
the fire and burned to death, together
with his team. The fire crossed the
St. Louis river near Fond du Lac, but
New Duluth was saved from destruc
tion by a hard iisfht.
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 9.—Reports
from a dozen Minnesota and Wisconsin
points indicate that forest fires are
burning over a very wide area, and a
tremendous wind has fannned the
flames into a fury. A telegram
from IlinckHty says that thou
sands of feet of pine are being destroyed
in Pine county. In Carlton county the
timber has been on fire all day, and the
smoke from it has been almost stifling.
It is feared some lives were lost among
settlers in the woods, though no definite
reports have been received. The for
ests are also on fire along the Missis
sippi in Itasca county.
Over the border in Wisconsin citizens
have been fighting fire for hours, and
so far have kept the fiend out of the
villages. The forests are all in flames
for miles along the Omaha line and in
several places along the Wisconsin
Central. Northwestern Minnesota re
ports state that a
rain is foiling
at Crookston, Warren and Hallock,
and the storm will probably move east
ward and extinguish tli flame
ACCEPTS BLAi NE'S PROPOSAL.
Lord Salisbury Willing to Arrange for a
Clotted i«sl Season.
WASHINGTON, May 9.—The answer of
Lord Salisbury to Secretary Blaine's
proposal for a closed season in Jtehr
ing sea has been received. The re
ply intimates a willingness to ac
cept the proposal for a ciosed season
but suggests certain conditions whicV.
our government is not yet willing t#
accept. What these conditions ire will
be made known at "the first meeting of
the cabinet after the
While they may be regarded as embar
rassing they probably will not stand in
the way of a final agreement.
Many Workmen Drowuetl In Quarry by
the Sudden Flood of a ICIver and the
Water Bushing Over It* Hunks.
ROME, May 9.—Friday while a quar
ry train on which were workmen was
at Allerona a sudden flood occurred in
the river, and the rushing water sweep
ing over its banks engulfed the train,
and before any of its occupants could
escape the cars were lifted from the
tracks and swept away on the
current. The train was carried a con
siderable distance and most of the men
on board were drowned before any as
sistance could be rendered them.
The International Y. HI. C. A. Convention.
KANSAS CITY, MO., May 9.— Indian
apolis was chosen Friday as the placc
of meeting of the'thirtieth biennial con
vention of the Young Men's Christian
association. Almost $60,090 was raised in
thirty minntes by general popular sub
scription. Among the heavy subscrib
ers were:- John D. Rockefeller, $3,000
—There are three things that beat
irum for noise—one is'a small boy and
the other two are drumsticks.—Elmira
—"Mr. Van StUmp, I suspect that you
want to marry my daughter only on ac
count of her fortune/' "O, I beg you
just ask my father! He will tell you
that the last thing I ever think of is
—Mrs. Bellows (to daughter Con)—:
"Why did you throw kisses at Mr. Jimp-,
son across the aisle at church to-day?"
Cora (complacently)—"I wasn't near,
enough to reach him."—N. Y. Herald.
—Little Girl (timidly)—"Please, Mr..
Storekeeper, I want to get some shoe
tor keeper—"How long do
you want them?" Little Girl—"I want
them to keep, sir, if you please."—Jour
nal of Education.
—Stranger "How is it that you"
charge me $3 a day instead of $1, the
usual price?" Landlord—"My dear sir,
when you came here you took the only
vacant room in the house, so I had to
turn away two men who subsequently
applied for board and lodgings. You
don't expect me to lose what they might
you hadn't come, do you?"
—A new form of water-shed is designed
to utilize the flow of streams where a
dam cannot be constructed and where
the current alone is available. The ap
paratus consists of a series of wheels
shaped like propeller blades, each
wheel operating independently, but all
connected with a common shaft.
—Farmer Little, of Ohio, began
sneezing the other day and couldn't
stop, nor could the doctors do anything
for him. The hired man hauled off and.
I hit him on the proboscis and th-3 sneez-'
ing disappeared as the blood came. The
sneezer was grateful, of course, but he's
going to lick the hired man some day.
—John Turner Ingraham, of Provi
dence, R. I., was so indifferent to cold
weather that he never wore an overcoat
or a necktic. He always slept, even in'
the coldest weather, with his bedroom
window open, and for sixty years
boarded with one family and occupied:
the same room. His death occurred the
other day, from a severe cold, at the age
—In Georgia there is a tree on the
mountain above the large cliff of mar
ble on the line of the Marietta & North
Georgia railroad that has been burning
for five months. The whole mass is red
hot, and the material when taken out is
very much like chop cinder, but after
being exposed for a few hours it slacks
like lime. It is very strong with alkali
and smells like sulphur.
—A farmer living near Goylon post
office, in Emmons county, N. D.. lost
150 lambs by a singular accident. When
he entered the sheep sheds the other
morning he found a number of dead
lambs piled in a heap. The only reason
he can assign for this is that his shep
herd dog was accidentally locked up
among the sheep over night by his
herder, and the dog stampeded the
lambs into one compact mas& and they
smothered to death in that shape.
—The Other Side. —At the perform
ance of "Lohengrin" last Wednesday,
there sat in the gallery a young woman
who had evidently come for the music,
and whose enjoyment was spoiled by
the persistent conversation of a man
directly behind her. As looking at him
produced no impression, she finally
asked him if he would not please to
cease his conversation, but no result
followed. Upon this she turned to her
companion, saying, "Then I will put on
my hat," and she at once produced from
Its concealment one of the largest-sized
fashionable hats, which she quietly put
an' "and fastened securely. That man
lid not see the stage again that evening.
—Attached to a freight train passing
through York, Pa., the other day was a
ar containing a number of horses, one
of which leaped from the car when
about two miles from the city. He de
scribed several somersaults on the
ground, arose, and, finding the way to
the track, trotted after the fast receding
train until he came to a culvert, through
which his forelegs went. The brute
tried in vain to extricate himself. He
was held fast until word could be sent
to Brill Hart's station, a short distance
away, where a gang of railroad men
were working. They immediately went I
to the spot and removed the animal,
which was badly, though not seriously
injured, thus averting a horrible raii
—The Society of Califo nia Pioneers
are the owners of a wonderful curiosity.
It is a section of timber taken from the
6ide of the ship Powhatan. It includes
a portion of the "skin," which is
four inches thick, and a piec of abut
ting knee, which is nine inches thick
transversely through the whole of this
a swordfish has dashed his sword, and
the portion broken off is still imbedded
in the timber. The sword pierced
through thirteen inches of this solid
oak, and the fish was going in the same
direction as the vessel at that, the ship
being under a good head of steam at the
time. An idea of the strength which
must have been exerted can be obtained
from the fact that a rifled six-pounder
could not have done more than pierce
that thickness of solid oak.
—In the proceedings of the Royal
Geographical society for January, 1891,
it is estimated that the population of
the world in 1890 was 1,487,600,000, rep
resenting an average of 31 to the square
mile, and an increase of 8 per cent, dur
ing the decade. Of the continents Asia
has the largest population. 830,000,000,
and the lowest percentage of increase,
per cent. Australasia has the small
est population, 4,730,000, and the small
est average per square mile, 1.4, but the
highest rate of increase during the de
cade, 30 per cent. Europe is the most
thickly settled continent, with a popu
lation of 880,200,000, which is 101 to the
square mile. The population of North
Amevicais estimated at 89,350,000,which
is on average of 14 to the square mile,
aid represents an increase of 20 per
cent, during the past decade.
Vanderbilt, 91,000 C. 1L McCormick,
C. L. Colby, Milwau
kee, $2,000 Morris K. Jessup, New
•York, $2,000 J. A. Bostwick, New
York, $2,000 Wagner Car Company,
A literary lady who writes for a
magazine meta friend on the streets of
"You seem to be in high spirits.
Heard some good news? Going to get
carried?" asked the friend.
"O, no it's better than that. I've
just got a letter from the editor of the
Ladies' Magazine inclosing a check for
fifty dollars in payment of my article
on Economy in Dress, and I am going
right now to buy me a new brocaded
silk velvet dress, made in the latest
style, if it takes every cent of the fifty
dollar^ "—Texas Siftings.
Dr. Boneset—Yes. I belong to quite
a number of sporting and athletic clubs
—the Toboggan club, the Gun club, the
County Hunt, the Football club.
Friend—Why, I had no idea you were
so fond of sports.
Dr. Bonesetr—O, I never join in any
of the sport myself. I give them my
support for purely business reasons.—
Saturday Evening Herald.
Charlie—Yon never cared for me.
Jenny—Why did I marry yon, then?
Charlie—From motives of gratitude.
Jenny Gratitude! Gratitude for
Charlie—Gratitude. for having made
fot^yonr only proposal of marriage.—
—'"fa she queettlike?" "In one way
—she lakes every Jack that happens to
come along."—N Y. Herald.
—It was probably the man who mar*
ried a rich wife who first Started the
joke on the difficulty of finding a Wo
—Miss Manhattan (looking into the
mirror)—"Alas! age begins to tell on
me." Miss Bacbai "What a pity age
isn't more. reticent" Boston Tran
—Bride—"Sec, papa has put a cheek
among the wedding presents. Generous
father." Groom—"Yes, its the sam?
old check that has done duty at all the
wedding receptions in this family."
—Mrs. Bingo "There! I knew it.
Those moths have got et your dress suit
and eaten a hole right through your
pocket." Mr. Bingo—"They must be
female moths."—Clothier and Furnisher.
—Wickars—"Ah, well, I suppose my
days for falling in love are past." Vick
ars—"In that case, then, I suppose you
will start out looking for a wife with a
little money."—Indianapolis JournaL
—Primus—"How absurd it is in Haw
ley to be always trying to prevent peo
ple from knowing his age! I can't under
stand it." Secundus—"I can. He has
a twin sister in society, man."
—If you think nobody cares for you,
just stand up at the circus. You will
be surprised at finding how many peo
ple will take an interest in your up
rising and downfall.—Texas Siftings.
—Snarleigh—"And you consider your
self a blamed sight better than any
member of the 400?" Cadman—"I do,
sir." Snarleigh—"Then why do you
feel so bitter against them for consider^
ing themselves a blamed sight better
than you?"'—Brooklyn Life.
—"Yes," said the investor, "you ad
vertised your farm as a fine location for
a dairy. It hasn't a single feature to
recommend it for that purpose."
"Hain't it? There is a tremendous chalk
deposit just beyond that hill over there."
—Mr. Beck Hall—"Good afternoon,
Miss Annex. Going for a walk? I hope
I may accompany you?" Miss Annex—
"Yes, Dr. Sargent says we must always
walk with some object, and I suppose
you will answer the purpose."—Har
—"How is your Mr. McWatty?" asked
one boarding house keeper of another,
speaking of a boarder who had been
ailing. "O, he's quite lost his appetite,"
replied Mrs. Small. "Dear me, how
fortunate you always are with your
—Waiter (at restaurant)—"They are
all complaining about your buckwheat
cakes." Cook (in a violent rage)—"I
told the boss they would! My orders
was to use real buck wheat flour to-day,
and I'm going to do it if it drives away
every dog-gone customer we've got!"—
—"Did old bondman leave a very
large fortune?" "Yes, very large in
deed. The lawyers had hold of the
case for over five years when the will
was contested, and when the final set
tlement came there was enough of the
fortune left to pay them so you see it
must have been originally very large."
—Neighbor—"Ilurry up. Smith! Your
wife is eloping with Swatts! They just
passed my house in a buggy." Smith—
and bring me your mare,
quick!" "My mare? Why, your own
horse is much faster than she is. What
do you mean?" "Why, you see, I'm
afraid I might overtake them."—Light.
A LITERARY IMPOSTURE.
The True Story of the Eikon Basillk*
Which Charles 1. Did Not Write.
In 1649 England was the scene of a
remarkable literary imposture, in whose
composition personal and partisan mo
tives were apparently blended, which
not only equaled its forerunners in at
taining immediate success, but, when
eventually exposed and confessed, won
for its author a meed of glory instead of
shame. Within a few days after the
execution of Charles I. appeared the
Eikon Basilike, ostensibly written by
the king's hand, affecting to be his own
defen of the policy he had adopted,
and to portray the attitude of devout
faith in which he had borne his suffer
ings and martyrdom.
The sympathy which the work ex
cited was widespread. "At home and
abroad 90,000 copies were circulated in
a twelve month." Charles II. is said to
have declared that "if it had come out
a week sooner it would have saved his
father's life." So powerful was the
impression it made in England that the
council of state desired their Latin sec
retary, Milton, to answer it—a commis
sion fulfilled in his "Eikonoklastes."
Without disputing whether ''the late
king, as is vulgarly believed, or any
secret coadjutor," were the real author.
Milton accepted the presumption that
the book was from the hand of Charles,
while he saw through the "drift of a
factious and defeated party" to use it,
"not so much in defense of his former
actions as the promoting of their own
future designs." lie detected, too, one
of the most suspicious features of the
book, viz., that the prayer which
the king was stated to have placed
in the hand of Bishop Juxon upon tho
scaffold, "as a special relic of his saintly
exercises," was "stolen word for word"
from Sidney's Arcadia," where it is put
into the mouth of Pamala. Upon this
feature, however, Milton only passes
the characteristic comment that a love
story which represents "a. heathen
woman praying to a heathen god" was
unfit "in time of trouble and affliction
to be a Christian's Prayer Book." There
is no reason to suppose that he pene
trated the secret of the fabrication,
which was confined to the possession of
a few royalists, and too well kept to be
divulged until the Restoration, when
Dr. John Gauden avowed the author
ship and claimed his reward.
It appears that the boc£ (after its de
sign had been approved by Duppa,
bishop of Salisbury, who contributed
one or two sections) was finished during
the king's imprisonment at. Caris
brooke, where a copy was sent to him
for correction. He is said to have
wished that it should be issued in the
name of another, but, when urged that
it would be more effective in his own,
took time to consider it. His execution
intervening before consent was given,
the publication took place without it.—
Their Great Valne as an Aid to the As
similation of Food.
It is a well-known vital principle that
the use of natural fats, that is fats in
the form of an emulsion as nature fur
nishes them in milk, cream, nuts, etc..
are an aid to the assimilation of food.
Just how they increase assimilation we
do not know but it has been demon
strated by experiments with the diet of
man and lower animals. However, this
is not true of free fats like butter and
fat meats. The same principle holds
with regard to sugar and other food ele
ments. Many people have no difficulty
in the digestion of sweet fruits who
cannot take free sugar. None of the
food elements alone will support life.
A person would starve to death if he
tried to live upon starch, or upon sugar
or fats. The elements must be taken in
combination and no improvement can
be made upon the proportions in which
they are found ready prepared for use
by nature. eating corn meal one
about one-twelfth of its bulk in a
ne of oil.—Dr. J. U. Kellogg.
Political orator—One word tuete, |«a
tlemen, and 1 have dime. Notwithr
Voice from the Mob—Why don't /tit
tit down, then?—Light.
The Minnesota War History Commis
sioners, under the act at April 10, 1889,
are about to publish anew edition of
the volume entitled "Minnesota in the
Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1860." Those
knowing any errors in the work which
ought to be corrected, should communi
cate with the editor, Gen. C. *C. An
drews, St. Paul, Minn.
Briuxoistlie seed timo. To tbe fellow
who is still wearing his last winter's
clothes it is also tbe seedy time.—Buffalo
DOBBINS' Electric Soap does not chap the
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AT tho present rate of legal fees none but
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BETOKK plunging into houscclcaningcan
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Is 1850 "Brown Branchial Tmehu" were
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THIS is the season of tho year when pot
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A Mis naturally finds it necessary to have
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