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STRIKING MINERS SHOT DOWN BY DEPUTIES. A Score or More Killed ami at Leant Fifty Wounded Some One Struck the Sher iff and lie Ordered the Deputies to Fire on the Striken. Hazkltos, Ta., Sept 10. The strike situation reached a terrible crisis on the outskirts of Latimer yesterday af ternoon, when a band of deputy sher iffs fired into a mob of Hungarian miners. The men fell like sheep, and the excitement has since been so in tense that no accurate figures of dead and wounded can bo obtained. Re ports run from fifteen to twenty odd killed, and forty or more wounded. One man who reached the scene last night counted thirteen corpses. Four other bodies lie in the mountains be tween Latimer and Harlcigh. Those who were not injured carried their dead and wounded friends into the woods, and estimate is baffled. The strikers left Hazelton about 8:30 o'clock, and it was their inten tion to go to Latiner. As soon as this became known, a baud of deputies was loaded on a trolley car and went whirling across the mountain to the scene where the bloody conflict fol lowed. After reaching' Latimer, they left the car and formed into three companies, under Thomas Hall, E. A. ness and Samuel I!, l'rice. They drew p in line at the edge of the village, with a fence and a line of houses-in their rear. Sheriff Martin was in entire com mand, and stood in the front of the line until the strikers approached. They were seen coming across the ridge, and Martin went out to meet them. The men drew v suddenly, and listened in silence until he had once more read the riot net. This fin ished, a low muttering arose among the foreigners, and there was a slight movement forward. Perceiving' this, the sheriff stepped toward them and, in a determined tone, forbade advance. Someone struck the sheriff, and the next moment there was a command to the deputies to fire. The guns of the deputies instantly belched forth a terrible volley. The report seemed to shake the very moun tains, and a cry of dismay went up from the people. The strikers were tak n entirely by surprise, and as the men toppled and fell over each other, those who remained unhurt stam peded. The men went down before the storm of bullets like tenpins and the groans of the dying and wounded filled the air. The excitement that followed was simply indescribable. The deputies seemed to be terror stricken at the deadly execution of their guns, and, seeing the living strikers fleeing like wild and others dropping to the earth, they went to the aid of the unfortunates whom they had brought down. Along- the bank of the trolley road men lay in every position, some dead, others dying. Three bodies, face downward, lay along the incline and three others were but a short distance away. On the other side of the road as many more bodies lay. The school house was transformed into a tempo rary hospital and some of the wounded were taken there. All along the hillside wounded men were found on the roadside and in the fields. Many miners who had been carried to a dis tance could not be found. As soon as the news of the shooting reached Hazel ton there was conster nation. Within ten minutes the streets were blocked with excited people. The Lehigh Traction company imme diately placed a number of extra cars on the Latimer line and doctors and clergymen responded promptly. The rush of people to Latimer was so great that the progress of vehicles along the road was impaired. Amid the excitement the deputies turned their attention to the wounded and carried many of them to places where they could be more comfortably treated. Martin Roski, an intelligent Hun garian from Mount Pleasant, who was 6hot in the arm, was seen by a reporter and gave this version of the affair: "We were going along the road to Latimer and the deputies were lined across the road, barring our progress. We tried to go through tdom. and did not attempt to hit or molest them, when they fired upon us. We ran, but they kept on shooting at us while we ran. It is all their fault" Sheriff Martin, when he reached IVilkesbarre, was badly scared. Though he claims to have been brut ally assaulted, when seen he did not have a mark on his person to show that he had lieen roughly handled. All classes of citizens in this city and county unite in condemning Sheriff Martin's hasty action. MILITIA ORDERED OUT. third Brigade Sent to llazleton and the Flint Hold in Readiness. IIakkihiil'iio, Pa., Sept. II. Govern or Hastings last night ordered out the Third brigade, of which General Gobin is commander, and instructed General Schall to hold the First bri gade in readiness. The troops will mobilize at Huzleton, and are expected to be on the scene before daybreak. Sooth African Mine Horror. Johannesburg, Sept. II. An explo sion of dynamite has taken place in the magazine of the George Gooh Deep Level mine, causing terrible havoc. Five white men and twenty-five Kafirs are kuown to have been killed. To Abolish Overtime. UiKMisonAM. England, Sept U. The Trades' Union congress adopted a resolution recommending all societies afi&ated with thu congress to by all means possible restrict or abolish over iiem iix their respective trade. TROUBLE IS AHEAD. Steamer Cleveland Drings Newi From the Klondike. Seattle, Wash., Sept 11. The steamship Cleveland, eleven days from St Michaels, arrived in the straits at 2:30 yesterday morning. She brings sixty-five passengers and perhaps 8201.0IK) in gold dust. Thirty-eight of the passengers are from the gold fields and twenty-seven are carpenters re turning from St. Michael's where they went to construct boats for the North American Transportation and Trading company. The story of the faoulous wealth of the Klondike, Bonanza, Eldorado and other streams tributary to the Yukon is reiterated by the returning miners, but the warning which has already been given to stay away from the gold fields this winter is emphasized by every one on board. They say that hundreds of people must go hungry this winter, and that many will cer tainly starve to death, as the food sup ply in the country is far below what will be required to keep alive thoso already in Dawson City. "Hundreds of unruly spirits are flocking to Dawson. Threats of vio lence are being made on every side Indignation meetings, heavy with. muttered threats of. vengeance, are held at St. Michael's by those w ho see little hope of advancing up the river and less of getting back to civilization. The first signs of winter are appar ent upon the river Yukon, which is beginning to freeze, and in a few weeks will be closed. Enormous pr'ces are now being paid for food at Daw son, and it is impossible that more than four vessels with provisions can reach Pawson before the river is a mass of ice. "On the Cleveland thero are thirty- eight passengers, men, women and children, who have come from Dawson City. There are few miners in this party that are able to tell of prosper- its. They report that July 2: the stores of the Alaska Commercial company and of the North Ampricau Trading and Transportation company announced that the- had no more food to sell. Three weeks before that the same comoanies were unable to furnish out fits, and when the announcement was made that no more goods were avail able, consternation resulted on the part of the people of Dawson, with gold seekers piling in at the rate of twenty to thirty a day. KILLED OVER A LINE FENCE Youug Farmer Near Liberty Rlddlod With lluckshot. LiltKUTV, Mo., Sept. 11. As a result of a dispute of long standing over a line fence. Aleck Schamell, a well- known young farmer, 25 years of age, is dead, his body full of buckshot Francis M. Wade, a farmer, who was born in Clay county forty-five years ago, and who has lived there ever since, is charged with the shooting. He has disappeared, but Deputy. Sher iff Ed Cave is on his trail and his cap ture is to be expected at any time. liryun NuIh a Thler. Atchison, Kan., Sept. 11. A feature of the Bryan meeting here yesterday was the orators capture of a pick pocket. As the people crowded up to the stand after the speech, a pick pocket got in his work through the crowd until he had made his way up to Brynn. The light fingered gentle man tried to '-touch" the orator while giving him the glad hand, and was seized by his intended victim, who sang out: "Hold him, boys." l'eople by the dozen discovered they had been robbed. The first policeman to arrive found Bryan hanging to the thief in regulation "cop" style. The man is a stranger in Atchison. Young Girl Murdered at Miami. Miami, Mo., Sept 1 1. Yesterday af ternoon about fi o'clock a shot was heard, and shortly afterward Carrie, the Ki-year-old daughter of Captain Thomas Mattingly, a well known steamboat man. was found lying near the sidewalk in front of A. R oyer's home in this city, in the throes of death. She was taken to her home, where she died in a few moments. That she was murdered there is no doubt, but for what cause no one can surmise. Indiana Freight Wreck. Mi-ncie, Ind., Sept 11. A freight train on the Luke Erie & Western rail way, near Albany, was wrecked this morning on a trestle. Eight loaded cars were smashed. Charles Manor, of Portland, was killed, and .lohn Collins, of the same place, was fatally injured. They were stealing a ride. It is be lieved there are other men under the wreckage. The Alaskan "Kieelsltir" Disabled. San Fkancisco, Sept. 11. The Alaskan Commercial company has re ceived news that the steamer Cleve land, from St Michaels, has passed Vancouver island. She reports that the Excelsior has put back to Ouna laska in a disabled condition. Kuln Helens In Ireland. London, Sept. 11. Lamentable re ports continue to pour in from all parts of Ireland of he havoc already wrought among the crops, and as the weather is still most unpropitious all hope of saving the remnant of the har vest is fading away. lo a nil Dead In a llathtnb. St. Loii.i, Mo., Sept 11. The dead body of James R. Hamlin, a grain broker on the Merchants exchange, was lound in a bathtub in a room at the Terminal hotel to-day. Dr. Calen der, the house physician, stated death was probably the result of heart failure. Explosion Kills Eleven. Viknsa. Sept. 11. By the explosion of a boiler al a brewery in Hoenstadt, n -ur Olmuiz. e even persons were killed and many were injur-.u. A TERRIBLE WRECK. HEAD END COLLISION ON THE SANTA FE. Eleven Killed, One Missing:, and Four Fatally Injured The Fait Mall and California Express Collide W. J. Mry an In the Wreck, But Mot Ilure. Empohia, Kan., Sept 10. A revised list of the victims of the Santa to wreck shows that eleven are dead, four are so badly injured that they can not recover and one is missing. Thoso dead are; JAMES BRENNAN of Topeka, en gineer. NATE IIOLLISTER of Topeka, fireman. JOHN SHIRLEY of 317 Adams street, Topeka, fireman. BEN WALTERS of St Joseph, fire man. EDWARD GONZOLLY, fireman, To peka. C. A. YAN CLEVE, brakeman, Kan sas City. R. A. DOR AN of Emporia, postal clerk. J. F. E. SAUER of Kansas City, Wells-Fargo express messenger. J. M. M'GLADE of Kansas City, postal clerk. DAN M'KERNAN, Topeka. One unknown tramp. Missing HARVEY FOWLER, a farmer of Emporia. Fatally Injured. William Frisbee, engineer, Topeka, legs broken and injured internally; will die. S. C. Erter, brakeman, Kansas City, will probably die. William F. Jones, Kansas City, Kan., leg broken, arm broken, back injured; will probably die. Claude Holliday, postal clerk, Law rence, both legs broken and internally injured, will probably die. Empoiua, Kan., Sept. 10. Two fast mail and passenger trains, one with two engines attached and both going at full speed, met in a head end colli son on the main line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad three miles east of here at 7 o'clock last night and were wrecked and the debris set on fire. William J. Bryan was on one of the trains, but he was in a rear coach and was not hurt Three locomotives, three mail ears and two passenger coaches were ruined in the collision and three other pas senger coaches caught fire from the wreck and were burned. The wreck occurred on a straight line of road, when both trains were running at a high rate of speed. The fast mail had been running in a straight line for more than a mile.und the California express, with her two heavy engines, had just rounded a curve when the two trains sighted each other. "Down brakes" was im mediately whistled, and the air brakes shot into place, but all too late. The trains met with a horrible crash ana three eugines, three baggage cars, two mail coaches, two smokers and a passenger coach were piled in one in discriminate mass. Not one of the six engineers and firemen jumped from his cab, but all heroically faced certain death at the post of duty. Of the six, but one es caped alive, and he is probably mor tally injured. The trainmen state that the acci dent is due to the negligence of the agent at Lang, who failed to flag No. 1, the west bound train, as ho was in structed by the dispatcher to do. Train No. 1 was one hour late and was running with two engines in order to make up lost time, and should have met the fast mail at Emporia. The agent at Lang knew the train was late, and thought he would have time to eat supper. While he was gone the train passed the station. On the westbound train was W. J Bryan and T. M. Potter. Both men did splendid work in the work of res cue. Mr. Bryan assisted in carrying out of the wreckage two postal clerks. He was by the side of Engineer t ris- bee and helped attend him until the doctors and relief train arrived from Emporia. Mr. Bryan was talking to Mr. Pot ter when the collision occurred and was thrown heavily forward. DEATH LIST IS GROWING. Ac Least Sixteen Person Lost Their Lives In the Santa Fe Wreck. Emporia, Kan., Sept 11. The death list of the Santa Fe wreck was in creased to sixteen yesterday by the death of Engineer William Frisby at Topeka and the discovery among the wreckage of three more bodies. The workmen were attempting to move one of the tenders which was part of the mass of rubbish when they found un der it the charred remains of a wom an. There was not enough of the body to identify, but a corset and part of the body showed the remains to be those of a woman. Shortly alter the body of the woman was found, the charred remains of another human being were found, and within an hour, under the wreckage of the coaches, the wrecking crew discovered the re mains of another body. Harvey Fowler, who was reported s missing, did not get on the train at Burlingame, but came in last night Favors for Americans. Madrid, Sept 10 Th e official Ga zette to-day publishes the new cus toms tariff of Cuba. Nearly all Amer ican goods are subjected to lower duties. The tariff prohibits the entry into Cuba of arms, projectiles, munitions of war, dynamite, gunpowder, sugars (except Spanish sugar), honey, mo lasses, silver or bronze coins, secret pharmaceutical preparations, tobacco (except snuff), chewing tobacco ami artificial wines. WHO CAUSED THE WRECK? Investigation of the Responsibility for the Kmnorla Disaster. Topkka, Kan., Sept 10. The rail road accident between Lang and Em poria is the worst that the Santa Fe has ever suffered in Kansas. Goneral ManagerV'rey said that the manage ment had' )t been able to locate the blame, an might not be able to do so vs. ncral Superintendent nd Division Superin Clellan will hold an the purpose of plac ility of the terrible s possible, probably m the news of the for sevorj Assista Avery Tui( tendent C.j investigatif ing the resi accident as this week J wreck reacl dispatcher's office her King was pros- in this city tratod by formation and was compelled tj ce give tip his work There he has re and go to h mainecl in a nted condition dur- t. 8.-' ing the daj-; no report has j'et reek ' been securec In referen him lhe responsibility of the collision, Vint Avery Turner, as sistant generiullperintcndent, said: "Train No. I was one hour late leaving this city and was given the right of way to Emporia, where it was to meet the fast mail train. The fast mail was also late, about fifty- five minutes, but was making uptime, and before No. 1 had reached Long, Dispatcher King sent out an order to the agent there to flag the California train and make Lang the meeting point instead of Emporia. The question now is whether or not Agent Larson flagged the train in time. If he did so, the re sponsibility of the accident falls on the men in charge of the train, two of whom are dead Larson swears that he flagged the train on receiving the order, while Conductor Ferguson swears that the train was not flagged, Thero the evidence of one balances the evidence of the other, and the only men who could decide the mat ter are dead. The only connection that I can now see that Dispatcher King had with the collision is the fact that he ' changed the meeting point from Emporia to Lang. " Engineer Frisby said to-day: "I turned the curve near the bridge over the Neosho river onto a straight piece of track, and there ahead of ine I saw the other train. AVo were then run ning about fifty miles an hour. I don't know how I did anything, but I remember putting on the air and whistling for additional brakes. Then I jumped, and remember nothing after that until I found myself on the ground, with some one bathing my head. " HE OBEYED HIS MOTHER. A Virginia Hoy Who Married a Kansas Girl Forced to Desert tier. Atchison, Kan., Sept. 11. Mrs. S. F. Taylor, a wealthy resident of Rich mond, Va., arrived here this morn ing and found her son, Frank Souder, whose whereabouts had been un known for some time. Souder, who is a minor, recently married a girl in Hiawatha, Kan., whom Mrs. Taylor considered beneath the station of the family, and she left to-day with her son for San Francisco. The bride is at Horton, and does not khow of her husband's desertion. Souder, who was in reduced circumstances, came to Atchison a few days ago and went to work as a street car conductor. CORBETT READY TO FIGHT. The Kcvr Orleans Offer of a V30.000 Purse Accepted at Once. Wheeling, W. Va., Sept 11. Ex- Champion James J. Corbett, who is here to-day to play first base with the Wheeling; base ball team this after noon, received a telegram from Chi cago informinghim that the Tulane club of New Orleans had offered S','0,000 for a contest between himself and Fitzsimmons. Immediately on receipt of the telegram he accepted the offer, but will await Fitzsimmons decision in the matter before saying anything further. BIG STRIKE IN NEW YORK. Four Thousand Electric Line Laborer Quit to Secure Overdue Wagos. New York. Sept 11. The 4,000 men who had been at work on the New Edgerton trolly line on Madison and Fourth avenues, struck to-day because they had received no pay for three weeks. T. E. Crimmins & Co. are the contractors. Mennoulte Colonists. Return to Kansas. Great Bkxd, Kan., Sept 10 .The nine families of Mennonites, who left here last spring for Morehead, Minn., returned last night, having disposed of their interests in Minnesota They are going to buy farms in this county again. The colony was to have been followed this fall by about twenty five more families, but now they will all stay in Kansas. Johnnie Edmonds It Free. Kansas Citv, Mo., Sept II. John nie Edmunds is once moro free. His sister, Mis3 Jessie Edmunds, received this telegram from Attorney R. A. Hickland, now in Colorado Springs, this morning': "Johnnie is free." Mr. Hickland and the boy will leave Colo rado Springs for Kansas City to-night Governor Drake's Bealth Poor. Excki.sior Springs, Ma, Sept 11. Governor Drake of Iowa will return to the Elms this evening. His health is poor and he comes to remain indefi nitely. He will be accompanied by his two daughters-in-law. Bland Dines With the Governor. Jkffkh-m.n i'nr. Ma. Sept 11. Congressman K. P. Bland arrived here this morning, sf-eat the morning at the itsnitcntiiirv. and at noon took diiitcr with Governor Stephen. He left th'a af'crr.oju lor Lebanon. 30 DEAD, 185 INJURED, FRIGHTFUL HEAD-END COL LISION IN COLORADO. Kxploslon and Fire Follow-Many Pas senger liurned to Death lu the Wreckage Conductor Under Arrest Ho Attempted to "Steal a Station." Newcastle, Col., Sept II. The worst wreck in the history of the state of Colorado occurred at 12:23 yesterday morning on tho joint track of the Den ver & Rio Grande and tho Colorado Midland railways, one and a half miles west of here. After twelvo hours' incessant work by tho wrecking crows in clearing away the debris and rescuing tho bodies of those who per ished, it is yet impossible to secure more than an estimate of the loss of life, and not even those known to bo dead have been identified. Many of the unfortunates will never be known, and it is possible that the number killed will always be in doubt From the best information obtainable now fully thirty persons are believed to have perished, while 185 who came out of tho wreck alive ure suffering from serious injuries. The wreck was caused by a head end collision between a Denver & Uio Grande passenger train, running at the rate of forty miles an hour, and a special Colorado Midland stock train, running at a speed of probably thirty miles an hour. So terrific was the concussion that both engines, baggage and express cars, smoker and day coaches and two stock cars wero to tally demolished and the track torn up for rods in each direction. To add to the horrcr of the scene, the wreck age at once caught fire from nn ex plosion of a Pintsch gas tank on the passenger train, and burned so rapidly that many passengers, pinned beneath the debris were burned to death be fore hel p could reach them. The most generally accepted theory as to the cause of the wreck is that Conductor Burbank of the Midland special, anticipating the time of tho passenger, undertook to "steal a sta tion"' and beat the passenger into Newcastle. Burbank escaped unin jured, and, upon orders from Coroner Clark, has been placed under -arrest by the sheriff. Midland Engineer Os trander is missing, and a thorough search all about hi3 engine fails to reveal any vestige of his remains. It is thought that when he saw tho threatened danger he jumped from his engine and, realizing his negligence, took to the hills. Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Strousc, who live one-fourth of a mile from the scene of the accident, report that when the two trains met the shock was so great as to literally hurl them out of bed. Some say the noise was heard and the shock felt in Newcastle. Tl dead, as far as recognized, are: WILLIAM GORDON, engineer pass enger train. F. J. KEENAN, postal clerk, of Den ver. ROBRT S. HOLLAND, fireman Den ver & Rio Grande railway, of Salida, MRS. ALEXANDER 1IARTMAN and two sons, of Herseher, 111. WILLIAM IIINES, fireman. JAMES ERRICK, of Chicago. CHARLES LEEPER, of Clarian, Pa. The injured are: Rev. Mr. Alexander Hartman. Her seher, III.; both legs broken and badly burned. John II. Standerof Blackfoot.Idaho; leg broken, face cut and burned and bruised. Miss Pearl Cornell of Alciel, Ore.; hip dislocated. J. C. Yeager of Toledo. Ohio; in jured internally. J. Logman of Whittier, Cal.; slight ly wounded. Mrs. Mary Israel of St Paul, Minn.; slight injury internally. J. F. Snyder of Independence, Ivan. ; slightly burned. I). II. McAncncyof Victor, Cot; face burned. O. V. Titson of Cockerill, Mo., cut badly, about the head. R. H. Briekley, Chicago, back in jured. J. G. Young of St. Louis, eut in lore- head, not serious. Thomas Nash of Moab, Utah, left arm broken, badly burned in face. Frank P. Mannlx, Victor, CoL, bruised and slightly burned. R. W. Shot, Leeper, Pa., badly bruised. Brakeman Knapp, leg crushed. James C. Foley, express messenger, bruised. William S. Missemer, express mes senger, bruised. The case of Engineer Ostrander or the freight engine is still in doubt Charred fragments of limbs and bodies of a number of persons have been taken out of the ruins, but it is not likely that any more bodies will be positively identified, and it seems certain that the number killed will remain in doubt The coronor found a shaving mug with the name "W. Nicholson" upon it Also a gold watch with the name of F. C. Potter en graved on the outside. The most conservative estimate places the list of dead at from twenty- five to thirty-five. The remains oi what is supposed to be ten persons are sonfined in two caskets, with nothing to identify them. No Klondike Stocks for Colorado. Colorado Springs, CoL, Sept 10. Klondike stock will not be allowed to be sold in the mining exchange of this nlar.P. Suph Is the final decision of the governing board of the Colorado Springs Mining Stock association. Colorado Midland la Bold. Colorado Springs. CoL, Sept 10 Tht Colorado Midland railroad yester day formally passed into the owner ihfp of the Central Trust company of New York by sale under foreclosure proceeding.-. WICHITA STATE FAIR. TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 27th TO OCTOBER 2nd INCLUSIVE. W.J. Bryan will Speak October 1st. Great Bare Program Dally, and the Other Attraction! Are reater Than Ever. It Will be a Bummer. The Wichita State Fair will bo held, commencing September 27th toOctober 2nd inclusive. The Fair Association have outdone any previous attempts to make the Fair a success and every thing points to the greatest meeting ever held. The Secretary is receiving "ountless letters fromallover the coun try from people .desiring' accommoda tions and signifying their intention of attending. Mr. W. J. Bryan, tho gifted orator and Champion of Free Silver, will posi tively bo at the Fair and speak on Fri day afternoon, October 1st. This will be a rare chance for the people of Kan sas and Oklahoma to hear him and an immense crowd will bo in attendance. Arrangements have been made so that no matter how large the crowd, all can see and hear him. The race program is the largest ev Jr given. The purses are largo and t..e assurance that they will be paid promptly has attracted tho best horses in the country, and all who atlond may expect to 6ee some records smashed. The management have succeeded in securing for this occasion a wonderful Air-Ship which will makea flight every day at 10 o'clock, nnd this feature alone is worth going hundreds of miles to see. They have also secured Gilbert's Celebrated Dog and Pony Shows which will exhibit daily, embodying all the features of the old oue ring Circus; be sides this there will daily occur great Hippodrome races, Roman chariot and Standing races. The entries of Live Stock and Poul try, Fruit, Vegetables and Garden truck are away above the average, as is also the Fancy work for the women folks. There is amusement for every body and nil classes, and everyone will have a thoroughly enjoyable time. Special round trip rates will bo made on all Railroads. Let everyone attend and make the Wichita State Fair, held in the heart of the best State in the Union a success. Bank Cashier Gcorgo A. Withers was found dead at Tiedmont, Mo. His skull was crushed, but his money and valuables were not disturbed. Mrs. Ethel Mitchell, Mrs. Eva Ilaff ner and Miss Maggie E. Hill are in jail at St Joseph, Mo., for "shoving'' counterfeit money made by Ransom J Smith, arrested at Kansas City. All are highly connected at St Joseph. Rebels in India are dispersing. There is an over production of cotton manufactures in France. The Eugene, an Alaskan vessel, is breaking up in Albert bay. Loss, 88,000. The Y. M. C. A. of Kansas City, Kan., was forced to close its doors, owing over 82,000. Mrs. Blackhawk, wifo of the noted Indian chief, ISlackhawk, committed suicide by cutting her throat Black hawk was going to discard her. So many cattle and lambs have been bought by packers and shippers east to be fed that meat is now high and meat animals are scarce on the Pacific coast. Marquis de Rochambeau is dead in Paris His grandfather was com mander of French forces in the revo lutionary war and aided in the defeat of Cornrnallis at Yorktown. Raoul Gelpi, aged 13, died of yellow fever in New Orleans. All Southern cities are quarantining against the scourge. Miss Penelope Schulze, of St Louis, was the first victim at Ocean Spring3, Miss. Biloxl, Miss., reports three cases there. Preparations are being made by hundreds of Swedes in Minneapolis and Illinois to establish a Swedish colony in Alabama. The site for tho colony contains 15,000 acres of land, and lies ten miles east of Mobile bay, in Baldwin county. The L'uitcd States commercial agent at Rohaix says that France will re quire 60,000,000 bushels of American wheat The government croD report for the week ending September 6 states that Cotton and corn have been damaged materially by drought. Mrs. J. M. Monk committed suicide with a razor near Dresden, Ma Mrs. H. L. Spellman, mother-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, is dead. Colorado Silver Democrats nomi-" natcd a Cleveland man through a mis take. Jockey John A. Griffith and Land eer, the horse he was riding in a race at Paducah, Ky., were both killed. Mrs. Archie Cottle of Mexico, Ma, has sued the Chicago & Alton for 8l5, 000 for the death of her husband. An Incendiary fire is said to have put a stop to the investigation of the records of the county treasurer at Mason City, Iowa. The National Anti-S oi ritualist Con ventioa at Anderson, Ind., is largely attended from every section of the United States. Walter Wellraan, the well known journalist and explorer, arrived from England, He expects to spend the summer of 1899 at the North Pole. Drought and extreme heat have nearly ruined late corn in Missouri and Kansas. Pastures have been burned by the sun, and in some places trees have been killed during the drought Conductor R. R. Ackert fell from his train on the Wabash road, near Belk nap, Iowa, and received injuries from which he died. He had been employed by that road continuously since Au gust 10. li.8, and was its oldest con ductor. All Manchester, N. II., mills are rumiing Philadelphia pants makers won their trikc.