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NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
A jury was secured on the 23d to try
It was molted on the 2.'?d that a
British battalion was under orders for
The French supplementary elections
held on tho l!)th indicate further Republi
Surgeon Owkns diel on the 23d at
the Pensaeola Navy Yard. Also two river
patients nt Woolsey.
A i.atk Paris dispatch says the Oh i-
MM have made repnrntion for the murder
of 11 French missionary in Yunnan.
Caitain Kiiodks was at Buffalo on
the 'J'Jil, tint confidence in his intention to
swim the whirlpool rapids was waning.
Moil troops and more gunboats are
needed by the French in Tmuin, the Mack
Flags having been reinforced from Ynn
Nan. An analysis of bitters made for the
Treasury Department showed that one
sample contained eighty-two per cent, of
Small-pox, yellow fever and cholera
am reported causing great mortality nt
various points in Mexico and Central
Twki.vk decomposed bodiea of
children were recently discovered in an
undertaker's establishment in a suburb of
Tin;or;il connection on the North
ern Pacific was expected to Ik completed
on tins U.'ld. The golden spiko will lie
driven September H.
Thk Madrid newspapers of the 80th
cfintittned articles advocating a Spauish-Austro-Cerman
alliance to counteract the
effects of French democracy.
The salt; of small annuities to poor
people anil the establishment of postal
Ravings banks were nilvocated before the
Senate Latter Committee on the INtd.
The (leneral Grand Chapter of the
Eastern Star, in session at San Francisco,
on the Sd elected Kolin C. Oaskill, Onk
lancl, Cal., Grand l'atron, and Mrs. Jennie
C Matthews, Ottowa, Grand Matron.
Coixbmm, Liberal member for Ipe-
wlch, has piven notice that he will, at the
next, session of parliament, offer a resolu
tion that a Home-Kulc measure is the best
means of securing peace with Ireland.
The 981,000 bequest of J. B. Gard
ner of boston has been received nt the
Treasury Department and pieced to the
credit of Patriotic donations. He willed
that it should go to help pay off the nation
Aiivn r,s from Melbourne, Aus., of
the -JVhI say that ten colonies have accepted
an invitation to attend a conference there
shortly to discuss the ipiestion of the an
nexation of New tiuinen and other islands
in the Pacific.
The Commissioner of the General
Land Office has been informed that the
Register of the Land Office of the St. Cloud
(Minn.) District began the sale of J,om 1,000
acres of public laud at auction ou the 20th.
Pi ices renlized, SSJB per acre.
EaU. Stknckk, Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland, arrived at Cork on the 21st. He
was respectfully received by the people.
Policemen in sight of each other jjuariled
the train of the Lord Lieutenant along the
entire route from Dublin to Cork.
LlKl'TENANT A. E. WOOD, Fourth
Cavalry, on leave of absence in Paris, lias
been designated by the Cnited States Gov
ernment to attend the militia maneuvers of
the French army near Paris, in September
next, on invitation of the French Govern
ment. A DISPATCH from M at annu a s. Me..
of the JIM says n lot of horsc-t hieves, under
the notorious bandit, Fonstino Vela, were
operating in Nueces County and on the
Texas frontier. They drove thirty -two head
of stolen horses over the Kio Grande a few
The Madrid Jinparrial of the 23d
says tho Spanish Government, after the
recent rising, informed its representatives
abroad that a friendly request would be
made thnt France comply with the. interna
tional law and expel the reputed author of
On the 20th the acting Secretary of
the Interior issued an order disbarring
from practice beforo tho Interior Depart
ment Jenkins A. Fitzgerald, Pension agent
of Washington, he having failed to dis
prove the charges of fraudulent practices
prefered against him.
The statue of Lafayette will he un
veiled at Lepuy, France, the Capital of the
Department of Haute Loire, on September
6. Waldeck Rousseau, the M inister of the
Interior; General Thibaudin, the Minister
of War, and Morton, the American Min
ister, will be present at the ceremony.
A riiOMiNENT physician of Westfield,
N. A'., Dr. J. B. Campbell, committed suicide
on tho Ittth by taking chloral. Cause,
drink. Wilder Hixford, a farmer in com
fortable circumstances, living in the same
vicinity, shot himself in the right temple,
the ball emerging from near the left ear.
The four Heading Bailroad laborers
arrested at Philadelphia recently, under
the charge of illegally performing worldly
labor on the Sabbath, were given a hearing
on the 21st. Testimony was offered to show
that the work could not be accomplished on
any other day of the week in consequence
of the frequent passage of trains, and the
Magistrate, taking that view, decided that
the work was necessary and discharged the
On the 19th Dr. Norvin Green. Presi
dent of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, arrived in New York in the steam
ship Alaska. After a short talk with
(eneral Eckert, the acting President, Dr.
Green expressed himself well pleased that
the strike of the operators hud been brought
to a close and in hearty terms thanked
General Eckert, Superintendent Tinker ami
Superintendent Humestone and other ofll
cers of the Company for their able manage
ment of the troublous question.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL
LUVOMJSX, Oat., was Hooded on the
20th in consequence of violent storms.
Several railroad bridges were swept away.
Fok the week ended August 18 the
standard silver dollars issued frein the
mints aggregated (434,409; corresponding
period lust year, jUtflOQ.
On the 20th the body of Captain Wm.
T. Howell, Assistant Quartermaster of the
United States army (retired), was found
floating in the dock at Locust Point, near
The steamship Holland, which arrived
in New York on the Sttfc from Havre,
brought ISO Percheron stallions. This is
the largest shipment of grown stallions
ever imported from Europe. Not a single
animal was lost on the voyage.
A coiuhno to reports of the 20th,
the crisis in tho Egyptian Ministry had
Constri ction hands on the Cincin
nati, Delphos & Toledo Railway struck on
the 21st because they had not been paid for
ACOOUDIN; to the London Times of
the 20th, a sterner demeanor on the part of
tte lipase of Commons woidd lie necessary
to repress the disorderly language indulged
in by members.
S. O. II vvnes & Co., provision deal
ers of Savannah, Ga., suspended on the
21st. Liabilities $200,000. The firm had
been iii business seventeen years, and had
long been recognized as one of the largest
dealers in flour, bacon and grain in the
State. It was rumored that other heavy
failures would follow.
PleurO-PNEUMONIA appeared among
cattle at Salem, Conn., on the 21st. Two
herds were attacked by the disease. They
are both in quarantine, by order of the
BRIGANDS on the 21st captured a pro
vincial f!ovcrnor and several Councillors
near Snlonica, and demand 20,000 ran
som. No new cases of yellow fever were
reported at Pensaeola on the 21st.
Up to the 21st the British had lost
fourteen soldiers by cholera in Egypt.
Fokty-tiihke deaths from cholera
were reported in Alexandria, Egypt, on
A Tr:Kicir.i.E mine explosion occurred
on the 21st at Cardiff, Wales, by which one
man was killed and between twenty and
thirty badly injured.
The Chinese are reported as nego
tiating with Germany for the purchase of
'I'm: office of the Western Union Tel
egraph Company in Chicago was burned
out on the morning of the 21st. The origin
of the fire is reported to have been the
close proximity of a burning gas jet to the
Several trainmen were injured by a
collision on tho Pittsburgh & Lake Erie
Itailroad at Hazleton, )., on the 21st.
The Chicago lard investigation closed
on the 21st. Fowler Bros, barely missed
suspension from the Hoard of Trade.
Kirkland M. Frrcn, defaulting
cashier of the Second National I '.ink of
Warren, (., surrendered to the Boston
police on the 21st.
The American liar Association com
menced its session at Saratoga on the 22d.
I'm-: council of priests at Cincinnati
to devise means to pay Archbishop Pur
cell's debts decided on the 21st to take no
action till the courts had passed on the
question of liability of church property
An Electrical conduit company lias
been incorporated in New York.
Folk blocks were destroyed by tin'
at Port au Prince, Hayti, recently.
A Dublin painter was arrested on
the 21st for threatening to shoot the
Phieenix Park ranger who testified in the
Cavendish murder trial.
THE discovery was made on the 21st
that William Wallace, who was appointed
receiver of the Indiana Hanking Company
of Indianapolis was technically both a
debtor to and creditor of the concern, in
consequence of some transactions several
years' ago, and which he supposed to have
been long closed. This disqualified him
from holding tho jiosition and the Court
appointed Levi Hitter.
Captain Wm. Heydt, an ex-army
ofllcer, sixty years old, was beaten to death
on the 21st in Haltimoro by Hugh Kosbor
ough, n common rough.
Tin: Spanish newspapers comment
severely on the tone of tho French press re
garding Spanish affairs.
The sculptor Schilling has been in
vited to make the otlicial bust of Bismarck.
JOSKPflrmt BoCBKKS was arrested in
Buffalo, N. Y., on the 22d, charged with at
tempting to procure poison to dose her
Ah JrN;. a Chinaman, was handed
at Missoula, Montana, on the 22d for mur
dering a fellow Mongolian.
A rArXB-anX burned at Chester, Pa.,
on the 22d. The boiler exploded, killing
one man and wounding several.
Thikty-seven deaths from cholera
occurred in Alexandria on the 22d. One of
the victims was a .British soldier. The
deaths from cholera in Egypt on tho 21st
numliered Ell, including one at Cairo.
The shops of the Empire Oil Com
pany at Long Island City burned on the
22d with fifty thousand barrels of oil.
Several persons were injured.
A Tornado in Minnesota the night of
the 21st nearly destroyed the towns of
Rochester, Utica and St. Charles, killing
twenty-four persons at the riry;-named
place and many nt other points. A train
on the Rochester & Northern Railroad was
blown from the track and many persons
were killed and injured.
Thk Executive Committee of the
Western Export Asssociation met on the
Ad at Indianapolis to reorganize the
Two Connolly brothers were arrested
in County Limerick, Ireland, oil the 22d
charged by an informer with participation
in a murder conspiracy.
One new case of yellow fever was
reported at the Pensaeola Navy Yard on
the 22d and two in a sailors' lodging-house
on Palafox street wharf in that city.
Geoiu;e Wallace, sentenced to be
hanged on the 22d at Savannah, Ga., was
respited until the 2Nth.
The yacht Mystery, which sailed
from New London for Nantucket Awsjliel
11, is supposed to have foundered. 1 hree
bodies found in the surf were thought to
belong to her.
The condition of Count DeChambord
on the 22d continued very critical. He had
received tin- last sacrament of the church.
The Right Reverend Francis Kerril
Amherst, 1). D., a well-known Catholic
prelate, and formerly Bishop of Northamp
ton, Eng., died on the 22d.
Two Irish families and three Ger-
! Ulan paupers, assisted emigrants, were re
turned to their native countries by the au
thorities of Buffalo, N. Y., on the 22d.
J. M. Haven, ex-Treasurer of tho
Rutland (Vt.) Railroad, was arrested on the
22d, charged with the over-issue of 47,177
shares of preferred stock of the Rutland
The Comptroller of the Currency has
authorized the Morn Exchange National
Bank of Chicago to begin business; capi
The hulk of a suiken yacht, sup
posed to be the Mystery, was discovered on
the 2.1d near Bedford, Mass.
Quarantine has been declared by
Mobile against Pensaeola.
FlRE destroyed four thousand bales
of cotton in Liverpool on the 23d.
Thirty-one deaths from cholera
were reported at Alexandria on the 23d.
On the 23d near Salamanca, 0., a
passenger train was wrecked by a mis
placed switch. No lives lost.
On the evening of the 23d Dr. J. S.
Martin was found dead iu his office in Cin
cinnati. He had committed suicide.
Fob refusingto attend a patient whom
lie was called on to treat a physician at
Hudson, N. Y., was shot on the 23d.
GEORGE Beatty fatally shot Eliza
beth Cameron and committed suicide in
New York City on the 23d. Mrs. Cameron
was the wife of Noremac, tho pedestrian.
At Sunnyside (Ohio) coal mine an
incendiary tire on the 23d caused a loss of
$10,000; insurance, $0,000. Mrs. Jarber,
sixty years old, seeing the fire, died from
On the 23d it was reported from Port
land, Me., that fourteen persons were
drowned at Wells, in that State. No par
ticulars were obtained.
At Toledo, O. , two hundred girls em
ployed by Black & Hoffmann, who struck
for an advance on the making of sundry
articles of clothing, were given the advance,
requested and returned in a body to work
on the 23d.
The vicinity of Ottawa, Ont., was
swept by a hurricane the night of the 23d,
doing great damage to crops, fences, build
ings, etc. One man is reported killed.
Dm. Lewis SWIFT, Director of tho
Warren Observatory, Rochester,, N. Y., re.
ports the discovery of a comet on the 22d.
A bell-boy, in the Sherman House,
Chicago, named Richard Fanning, was ar
rested on the 23d charged with having com
mitted heavy hotel robberies in Boston,
New York and Saratoga.
Losses by fire on tliw 2?d : Foster,
Blackmail fc Co.'s lumber camp at Big
Rapids, Mich., ;30,000; Youngstown (O.)
Lumber Mill, $16,000; Billings, Clapp &
Co., chemical house, New York, .$50,000; J.
V. Old's spoko factory, Paulding, O., $10,
000. Later reports place the number killed
by the cyclone at Rochester, Minn., on the
21st at thirty-four and the wounded at
eighty-two, nine fatally. The damage is
placed at $.-00,f)00.
At San Francisco on the 23d, the
Knights Templar Conclave elected tho fol
lowing officers: (irmul Master, Robert E.
Wither, of Virginia; Deputy (irand Mas
ter, Charles Roome, New York; General
issimo, John P. S. Cabin, Pennsylvania;
Captain (leneral, Hugh McCurdy, Michi
gan: Senior Warden, J. Larue Thomas,
Kentucky: Junior Warden, (Jeorge C. Per
kins, California; Treasurer and Recorder
The Count de Chambord died the
morning of the 24th.
PitoF. Swift's recent discovery proves
to be a nebula.
Cetewato, the Zulu King, is now
said to lie organizing a large military force.
A rising of the Ghilzais against the
Ameer of Afghanistan was reported in pro
gress on the 24th.
There were thirty-two deaths from
cholera at Alexandria on the 23d. No deaths
from the disease were rejiorted in Cairo on
the24th. The cholera was decreasing in the
The Czar and Czarina of Russia aro
expected to visit the royal family of Den
mark in a short time.
The Tallapoosa, with Secretary
Chandler on board, was at Bar Harbor,
Me., on the 24th.
Sitt Stafford Nokthcote will with
draw from the Conservative leadership in
the British Parliament.
TWENTY buildings burned at Dollar
ville, Mich., on the 24th. Two children
perished in the flames.
The French Commander in Tonquin
reported that the enemy lost 1,300 in the
Ahranoements to check the spread
of yellow fever at Pensaeola continue. No
new cases were reported. The disease was
said to lie not yellow fever at all, but a
malignant type of swamp fever.
A Gahkielh monument was dedi
cated on the 24th in San Francisco by the
Grand Encampment, Knights Templar.
Foerteen Peruvian soldiers in tho
province of Chancay were hanged recently
for murdering several of their officers.
Anukkw Saiher and Carl Stein,
workmen in Heuffel's Brewery, New York,
entered a large mash tub to do some work
on the 24th. Ignorant of their presence.the
engineer set the machinery in motion, and
the life was literally pounded out of Sau
ger. Stein was severely injured, but was
taken out alive and sent to the hospital.
In a single district in Albania recent
outrages upon Christians caused the total
abandonment of twenty-three villages.
The Secretary of the Welsh tjuarry
men's Union sailed on the 24th for America
with the purpose of establishing a Welsh
colony in British America.
The steamer Iona from Xew Zealand,
via the straits of Magellan, arrived at Ply
mouth, Eng., on the 24th with frozen
carcases of sheep in good condition. She
made the voyage in forty-five days.
Amuno the witnesses before tho
Senate Labor Committee on the 24th were
representatives of trades-unions in Chi
cago, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Washington.
The trustees of a colored church at
Winston, N. C, mortgaged the edifice re
cently to secure $1,200 with which to have
an excursion to Columbia. Half tho
amount required was deposited at Winston
to the credit of the Richmond & Danville
Railroad. A special train was sent to
Winston to draw the money and take the
congregation, but it steamed back to Rich
mond when it was learned that the trustees
iould raise no more cash.
The other afternoon a difficulty oc
curred in Memphis, Tenn., between Col. M.
C. Galloway, editor of the Memphis -lp-pcal,
and Walker Kennedy, city editor oi'
the Avalanche, regarding a special sent by
Kennedy to a paper in New York, in re
gard to the recently pending duel between
Colonel Galloway and General Chalmers,
in which Colonel Galloway's bravery was
questioned. The beligerents were separated
before any harm was done.
Four armed ruffians boarded a Texas
Central train at Bryan, Tex., recently, evi
dently with the intention of robbing the
sleeping-car, but the -passengers were
aroused by hearing loud talk, and the
The South Carolina Railway Compa
ny has expressed its willingness to furnish
free transportation to organized bodies of
negroes who will agree never to return to
An incendiary fire at Lexington, Ky.,
recently destroyed Bush & Son's planing
mill and some adjoining buildings, causing
a loss of $28,000.
At Henrietta, Tex., the other night,
John McMurray, while playing with a
pistol under his pillow, aeeidently shot his
ivifo through the head, killing her instantly.
The Crescent flour mill, at Augusta,
Ga., owned by J. F. Miller, was burned a
few days ago with a loss of $50,000; insur
ance $27,000. A considerable amount of
flour was destroyed.
An assignment has been filed by
Captain Vincent Shinkle, of Covington,
Ky., whose liabilities are $80,000. He has
the costliest residence in town, and em
barrassed himself in aiding his son and his
The Texas State Grange finished its
labors at Dallas a few days ago by tho
election of an executive committee, which
consists of Messrs. A. M. Kellogg, of Bell
County, Chairman; J. E. Gray, of Wash
ington County, and W. H. Harris, of Dallas
County. The Grange adjourned to meet in
Galveston in August, 1884.
At a recent old men's gathering at
Lewisburg, Tenn., 1(51 members were pres
ent, the oldest being 104 years old. There
were 114 between the ages of i) and 70; 42
between 70 and SO; betwtn 83 and 00, 5;
between 00 and 100, 2; over 100, 1. Of this
number 10S were born in Tennessee, 40 in
North Carolina, 8 in Virginia, 5 in South
Carolina, 3 in Kentucky, 1 in Maryland,
1 in Germany, 1 in Ireland, and 3 in Geor
gia. During a thunder-storm a few days
ago the lightning struck a tree in Lawrence
County, Tennessee, leaving only a few
traces on the tree, but tearing up the ground
at the roots in several directions. It then
ran along the ground seventy-five yards,
scorching tho grass on its way, and finally
killing three cows.
In a quarrel about money at Lynn
ville, Giles County, Tenn., recently, Abra
ham Aldridge was shot and seriousl
wounded by Colonel A. H. Higdon.
There have been heavy losses of
cattle for want of water in the southern
and southwestern ranges of Texas.
It is said that the Broad River at
Anthony Shoals, Ga., has a horse-power of
37,280, while Lowell, tho finest developed
water-power in the Unite 1 States has only
An unknown man threw himself
under the cars at the International Depot,
at San Antonio, Tex., a few days ago and
as crushed to death.
John Cook, who was recently lodged
in jail at Pine Bluff, Ark., charged with
larceny, died suddenly in jail a few night?
since from suffocation, superinduced by a
severe attack of .asthma.
A shooting affray occurred a few
nights ago at Gilmore's Station, Tenn., on
the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis
Railroad, which resulted in the wounding
of R. R Coleman, who received a shot ir
the shoulder from some unknown pert jr.
The residence occupied by James
Roberts at Chattanooga, Tenn., was de
stroyed by fire a few nights ago. Thert
was no insurance on the property. It was
known that a large sum of money nnd r.
fine gold watch were in the house, and il
was believed it had been robbed and ther
set on fire.
Dr. R. H. Ryland, a prominent
physician and planter of Bayou Sara, La.,
fell from his gin-house a few days ago and
A man named Fuller, an edd sea
captain, died from sunstroke at San An
tonio, Tex., a few days ago.
Mary Thomas was found dead in
Vieksburg, Miss., a few nights ago. She
had been in attendance nt a picnic on an
island in Louisiana, opposite tho city, dur
ing the day. When found sho was dead,
with a wound ranging from the armpit up
toward the neck. A knife was found in the
bottom of the basket she carried, and al
though the Coroner's jury found a verdict
of suicide, it has since Deen ascertained
that tho deed was committed by an enemy
of Mary's, and an arrest was expected.
There is some alarm in the eastern
portion of Dallas County, Tex., over the
appearance in that quarter of a peculiar
worm, about an inch in length when grown,
and of a brown color. It feeds on all sorts
of vegetation, and is said to be damaging
the cotton especially.
Great injury to cotton by drought ie
reported in South Carolina, and greater in
jury threatening. The upland crop is esti
mated at three-fourths : Sea Island less.
Busv cotton worms in South Carolina.
Wm. Henderson, for the murder oi
Wm. Clark in Grayson, Carter County, Ky.,
was found guilty a few days ago of murdei
in the first degree. The jury affixes th
Wm. Johnston and Preeton Watson
became involved iu a diflculty at Union
Point, near Natchez, Mi s., a few days ago,
when Johnston struck at Watson with a
stick. The latter seized the stick and struck
Johnston in the left Mde, near the heart
producing internal hemorrhage that imme
diately oaused death. Watson "scaped and
Lnd not been captured.
WRECK AND RUIN.
Tttf 3nrful Consequences of n Cyclone in
MinncRotn A City Almost Wiped Out, a
Itailroad Train Wrecked, nnd lcavth and
Instruction ISeKtrewing its Path.
Rochester, Minn., Auit. 22.
The sun never saw a sadder sight than
when it rose on Rochester this morning. A
cyclone stmcktho city about 'x o'clock last
evening. Its track presents a foene of des
olation never equaled in this vicinity.
North of the railway not a house stands unin
jured, and of the most of them not a vestige
remains. Twenty-three persons are re
ported killed, most of them outright, and a
large number are not expected to live.
About eighty persons have been thus far
found injured, and are being cared for in
vacant halls and buildings, anat the ho
tels, as well as the limited resources of the
citizens will permit. The weather through
out the day had been unsettled, but not un
usually threatening. Clouds would form
and disappear, forming again heavier than
before. The wind was mostly from tha
southeast, blowing scud louds with it,
while away above the rain-bearing stratum
it drove from the northwest all day. About
three o'clock a black cloud arose in the
west, very threatening, but it passed harm
lessly by with a furious wind and somo
drops of rain.
At five o'clock a low black bank lay in
the southwest. It rose rapidly, but pre
sented only the appearance of an ordinary
thunder-storm. As it neared the city
it began to assume a horrible appear
ance. The whole sky was tinged with a
ghastly green, and the masses of clouds
swept around here and there in immense
circles. Wherever it was possible people toe .k
to their cellars, and in no case where this
was done was life lost. In the upper palt
of the city the darkness was at no time
great, but at the lower part of town it gre .v
dark as night. Tne condition of things in
the northern part of the city defies de
scriptii n A few splintered stumps an 1
scattered boards alone remain to show
where the Third Ward was. The mill an 1
dwelling of L. Tordre are a total ruin,
while the immense Zumbrota Planing Mill
is badly wrecked, Mr. Cole, the proprietor,
being caught up by the wind, carried a die
tance of eight or nine rods and dashed to
the earth a mangled corpse.
The residences south of the railroad to
Zumbrota street all suffered, losing roofs,
windows and chimneys. The shaded resi
dence streets are almost impassable from
broken trees, pieces of roofs and debris of
all kinds. On Broadway the tin roofs are
off from Zumbrota street north, anil much
of the plate glass is shattered. The First
Ward suffered the least. Many dwellings
escaped without any injury.
Following is a list of the killed as far as
can be learned at present: John M.Cole,
Vanscooter, Mahala McCormick, Mrs.
Steele, daughter of L. Manly, Mrs. VVeath
erbee, Mrs. Schultz, -Mis. Fred Clough,
Mrs. Zierath, August Zierath and Miss
Zierath, Mrs. McQuillan, daughter of Lewis
Irving, missing probably dead. Mrs.
Charley Quick and many others not iden
tified. Mr. Osborn and infant child.
THE INMI IIKD.
The following is a list of the injured as
far as known, but is neeessnrily very in
complete: John Rederson, H. Rnah, wife
and child, George Hanson, Daniel Ryan,
Weatherbee, dying, Haggerty, head hurt,
Enos Matteson, Fred Clough, Charley
Clough, Dan Roth, Mrs. Roth, Mrs. Jane
Bradley, Mrs. Humphrey, Marshal! Hum
phrey, Hereon, Dan O'Brien, Mr.
Gerdy, Mrs. Gerdy, Mr. McCormick, Frank
Schultz, Mrs. Smith, infant child of F.
Rick, Wm. Hence, R. K. William, Prank
Shutz, Anna Jerath, Otto Roe, John Hove,
John Shentek, Milo Siveny, Oscar Haw
kins, William Leach, Z. "and A. Welch,
N. Hanson, wife and child, Mrs. Osborne
and little girl, W. Welch, shoulder sprained,
Charles Quick and four children, Mrs. Er
win and three children, Mrs. Carter, widow
of John M. Quinlan, Dr. R. Faton,
badly cut and bruised, nephew of John
Posz, leg, arm and nose broken, Mrs. Chap
man, Edward Chapman, her son, and Mrs.
Chapman, his wife. Three children whoso
names can not be learned are so badly
bruised that their mothers can not identify
Reports from outlying towns are coming
in sloHy, and show the damage is not
confined alone to this city. Pleasant Grove
is reported annihilated, two persons being
killed and ten wounded.
The town of Salem lay in the track of the
cyclone southwest of here, and is said to
be wiped out.
Kasson, Minn., Any. 2?.
A. Anderson's i fe was fatally injured,
and her mother instantly killed by the cy
clone last night. Christian Olson's wife
wns killed and his child's leg broken. The
house and barns were entirely d -stroyed.
At Cunestio, south of here, the house aed
barn of B. Alfalks were ruined, also tne
house and barn of Mr, Helmbreclits is gone
and his wife can not be found. Horses and
cattle were found dead in all directions.
News of ruin and death is coming in frotn
St. PAtrr Minn., Auk. TZ.
During a session of tho committee on thi
Villard reception at the City Hall, Gov
ernor Hubbard received the following dis
patch from the Mayor of Rochester:
Rochester, Aujr. 23.
Governor Hubbard: Rochester is in
ruins. Twenty-four dead bodies and forty
injured thus far. One-half the city is laid
waste. Wo need immediate help.
(Signed) 8. Whittk.v,
Mayor of Rochester.
Five thousand dollars was immediately
pledged by those present, and the amount
was telegraphed to tho Mayor of Rochester.
Help is asked from the State to relievo
the unfortunate people, and aid is coming
for the homeless, injured and dying. Gov
ernor Hubbard telegraphed to the Mayors
of all the neighboring cities to extend aid
to the devastated community, and special
trains will be sent to the scene immediate
ly. The telegTaph wires were blown to the
ground, and it is impossible to get any
further details of the storm at present, but
it is believed the whole country between
Rochester and Zumbrota was struck by the
cyclone, and the number killed may reach
the hundreds when all are heard from.
A Train Demolished w:th Terrible Resnlta.
Owatonna, Minn., Auk. 23.
Meagre telegraphic advices were received
bero early this morning that a terrible
accident had occurred between Rochester
and Zumbrota, Minn., on the Rochester
and Northern Division of the Chicago and
Northwestern Road. The train was that
which leaves Rochester about four p.m., ar
riving at Zumbrota aliout six p. m. It was
caught in the severe wind and hail-storm
that prevailed in that vicinity between four
ami six o'clock in the evening, and while
running at a great speed was lifted from
the rails and precipitated into an inconceiv
able mass of ruins, burying the unfortunate
, passengers beneath the debris, killing
many and injuring nearly every person on
board the train. It was believed that the
! number of killed would reach a score when
i the final summing up was made. The in
jured were removed to Owatonna and
Nearly everv engineer on the New
York & New England Railroad has a
sweetheart or wife in New Britain,
, Conn. Every train would whistle a
; salute to sonae fair dame, and the din
' has grew so fearfully ear-splitting that
1 the authorities have had it stopped.
I Uar'fonl 1'oat.
An ft lei il watermelon shows a
perfect map of America, and the paoph)
Tliere pi ci i w i cinav i.il u icn in
j that way without human help. Chicago
! Inter Ocean.
(.ALA DAY AT SAN FRANCISCO.
The (irand I'arade of Knight Templnr
An Imposing Pageant Wilnessed by an
San Fkancisco, Aug. 20.
The grand procession of Knights Temp
lar which took place this afternoon is ad
mitted to have been an unqualified success.
The entire population of San Francisco and
seventy thousand strangers declared it so,
cheering throughout the entire route. To
the people of this city it was eminently
gratifying. As early as eight o'clock in
the morning crowds legan gathering on
the streets along which the procession
would pass, nnd by nine o'clock Market
street was rendered impassable, except
the roadway whi.m, by police orders, had
been kept clear for the passage of the
Kni' ' s. At half-past nine o'clock the
Co dories began to arrive, taking up
the p...,,tions assigned them in the streets
off Market re: erved for the pur
pose. At ten o'clock all had
arrived and at thnt hour the scene pre
sented from the gallery of the Baldwin
Hotel was one not readily to bo forgotten
by San Franciscans who had the good for
tune to witness it. On one side a mass of
decorations extending as far as tho tri
umphal arch ; cm the other side, 4,tXK) richly-clad
Knight i, representing every State
and Territory i the United States. To the
old California p'oneer it was something be
yond realization His mind reverted to the
sand hills, and be was dazed. At half-past
ten the order was given by the Captain
General to move forward. A platoon of
mounted police spurred their horses onward
to clear the way, followed by a detachment
of police on foot. Tho first Commandery
that led off was California Commandery,
No. 1, their silver-embroidered velvet
cloaks and plumed hats, with richly ca
parisoned horses, attracting marked atten
tion. Following them came the Golden
Gate and Oakland Commanderies, the
Grand Master, Governor Sir (Jeorge Per
kins, riding a milk-white charger specially
presented to him for the occasion by Judge
Denison, of Sacramento, following accom
panied by his staff. Next in order came
various Commanderies from California,
Oregon, Washington Territory, Ne
vada and Arizona, each preceded by
their respective bands. These completed
the Hrst three divisions, after which, up to
the tenth division, came the Commanderies
of States east of the Rocky Mountains.
Among the latter particularly remarked
from the smallness of numbers nnd pluck of
coining were Arkansas, De Molni of Fort
Smith; Washington, No. 1, of Hartford,
Conn.; Damascus, No. 2, of Jacksonville,
Fin., and Cyrene, No. 8. of Middleton,
Conn., which in the person of Sir
Knight Brataard LeRoy is repre
sented. The approach of Lyon & Healy's
band of Chicago with their striking
uniforms made every ono nsk:"Whoare
these Knights coming?" "They are the St.
Bernards, of Chicago, who by the Knights
of this coast are held in especial esteem."
As they passed by, the knowledge of what,
they were and tho appearance they pre
sented excited long and hearty cheers. The
tenth and last division was oomposad of
the Grand Kncampmentof sbetTntted States,
led by Sir Wm. Knox, l'ast Crand Com
mander of California. Tho Royal Hawa
iian band, selected by the Grand Command
ery of this State as official orchestra of the
Conclave, immediately preceded tho Bos
ton Commnnd''ry .which acted as especial es
cort to theGrand Master of theUnited States.
The Bostonians were highly complimented
for their excellent nppearance, and cheer
after cheer was given them as they passed
by, marching in close order and with mark
ed precision. Following them, on white
chargers, came Grand Master Dean, accom
panied by a numerous and brilliant, staff,
and tho procession terminated with DeWitt
Clinton Commandery of Virginia City,
Nev., mounted on black steeds and acting
as grand guard of honor to the Grand En
campment. The Virginians merited com-
idiment in dress, horses and accoutrements,
t was generally acknowledged that they
bore off the honors of tho day. The Knights
first proceeded to the payilion, where ad
dresses were delivered by Gov. Htoneman,
of Califowia, ex-Gov. Perkins, Mayor of
tho city, and others. Then they marched to
Vanness avenue, where they were reviewed
by tho Grand Master, after which the march
through tho city liegan. It occupied an
hour in passing a given point. As near as
ran Iu determine ' " W(J ICnights took f art,
representing .'Mid ntanderies, from forty-six
States and ;rritories. In a word,
every State and erritory in tho United
States was represented.
The Crops in Hie Northwcsti
St. Paci Minn., Auk. ).
Harvest began all along the Northern
Pacific to-day. In the entire valley the
week has been characterized chiefly by the
increase of quality of the wheat fields,
which were expected not te go over No. 1.
Under the favorable condition of the past
week the fields are now confidently ex
pected to give up a bounteous yield of No.
1 hard. George Barnes, President of tho
Northern Pacific Elevator Company, speaks
very highly of tho crop being harvested.
He says that in his long and varied ex
perience in wheat matters he has never
seen such a wonderful outcome. Six weeks
ago there was apparently n complete
failure. The stalk is rather short, but the
beads are long and the grain plump and
large. Indeed, so large and heavy are the
grains that some fear has been expressed
that careless handling would cause somo
shelling, but by oommcnapig early and cut
ting it before it is over-ripe it is hoped to
avoid this contingency. There can be no
question that the crop will be largo. The
few fields that have already lieen
cut fully bear out the assertion that the
Red River Valley output of wheat will lie
a great one. On the Dalrymple farm har
vest commenced to-day with 130 self-binders
in a row. The oat crop in Cass will
also be a large one and the result big. The
average wheat crop for the immediate. Red
River Valley can be set down at twenty
five bushels, and beyond a distance of
thirty miles from the river it may fall a
little Iielow it. In Traill, Walsh, Grand
Fork and Pembina Counties the harvest will
commence to-morrow and next day, and
the present fine weather mav be taken as a
guarantee that the crop will lie secured in
good condition. On the Minnesota the har
vest was begun in several places and the
yield was good. Five large elevators are
being erected along the line of the More
head Northern for the reception of the fall
crop. With another week of fair weather,
and everything points to that now, the
crop of North Dakota will be cut and in
shock, and the best ever harvested in thi
A Celestial Hanging in Montana.
St. Pact Minn., Aug. a).
The first legal execution which ever oc
curred in Western Montana took place on
Thursday, at Misscula, in the hanging of
Ah Yung, a Chinaman, in the Misscula jail
yard. It was witnessed by about MM peo
ple. The crime for which this execution
was the penalty was committed January
251 last, when in an attempt to blow up the
tent of the Paymaster at. Horse Plains and
rob the inmates, Ah Yung shot and killed
the Chinaman who owned the tent, and
wounded his brother, who attempted to fol
low him. To the last Ah Yung maintained
FACTS AM) FIGURES.
The valuation of property in RostOM
is .? 10, 000,000 greater than last c;ir.
On the Columbia River 6AO,000
cases of salmon have been packed,
which is an increase of 76,00 ' over the
pack of 1H8L', which was the largeat on
Colonel King lias sold his ranch
and cattle, near San Antonio, Texas,
for $4,000,000, to an English syndicate.
This is said to be flu; iergeel ranch iu
the world.- N. Y. Sim
The first collection of letters from
the street boxes in tin- city of Boston
took place Attg. , lAMfc at 1l noon
twenty-live years aro. Fifty boxen
wore put up by Nahuni Capon, post
master the Bret in the United Slale-.
Within four years 0,500 sores of
land at and near Chariemont, Vn , on
the James River, have been sold to
farmers rom the North and West. The
largest purchases hare been plots of
three hundred aeress and the smallest
twenty. The new settlers express I hem
selves as delighted with their new pos
sessions. N. Y. Herald.
Kentucky has but l.0.r9 paupers, or
one to 80(lof the population, while in
Indiana there was 8,966, or one to everv
600 of the population. In Ohio there
are 7,4f:i, or one to every 1.' SO. In IVnn
sylvania there are 12,646, or one to
every '639 of the population. In liaasa
chusetts there are 6, 123 paup tra, or
one to every lnhabiTants. Chicago
The ratio of suicide in (lie grcai
cities for every million inhabitants aver
ages yearly as follows: Naples, ! I ;
Koine, 74; London. H7, Gem a. IS5;
New York, 14.!; Berlin. 170; Florence,
180; St. Petersburg, 806; Dresden, 240;
Brussels, 271; Vienna, L'fS7; Copenha
gen, :5()2; Stoc kholm, 364: Paris, 402.
New York, it will be seen, is well up in
the list, though a majority of the sui
cides there are said to be Germans.
New York is rightfully termed an
Empire State. Her area is almost equal
to that of all England, and yet she has
just 47,000 square miles; while C gia
has .08,000; Nebraska, 76,000; Kansas,
81,000; Minnesota, 8:i,oOO; Oregon.
(5,xm; Colorado and Nevada, each,
104,000; Dakota, 160,000; California,
J8H,000, and Texas 274,000 square
miles of area the last alone large
enough to swallow up the whole State
of New York almost six times over.
The population of Washington
( 'it v proper is 147,293; f Georgetown,
12.578; of the county 17,76a. Total of
the District, 177,624. The number of
houses is 29,179, into 21,17!) of which
water is introduced The total annual
value of taxable and non-taxablo pub
lic and private ground and improve
ments in the city is S 162,740.62; in
Georgetown, .6,L,2.6: and in the
county, 110.447.89. The total tag0
of Improved streets is 136 miles, and of
unimproved streets ninety-four miles.
WIT AND WISDOM.
"The greatest of all faults,"' Car
lyle said, " is to be conscious of none."
The meanness of this world is helped
on by doing unto others as you think
they would do unto you if they bad a
chance. N. O. Picayune.
A West Hill man refused to buy a
velocipede for his son, because he said
the boy didn't know how to lake pict
ure with one if he had it. anil he would
poisou himself trying to learn. tlitr
"I'm sorter 'spicious 'bout book
sense. Real old boss sense is the kind
to have, an' ef a person's got the boss
sense he don't need the book larnin',
and ef he hain't got the boss sense lie
can't take book larnin1 to any great
shakes."- Arkawtaw Traveller.
How many races are there?1 was
asked by a Kentucky scboolma'am. Up
sprang a shock-headed youngster, with
a vard-wide smile on bis face, and ex
claimed! "Three the spring meeting,
midsummer speeding and fall fairs."
"Mamma, what's a book-worm?''
"One who loves to reail and study ;nnl
collect books, my dear." The m xt
night company called. Mi s Edith, who
wears rings innumerable, was present.
"Oh, mamma, look at Miss Edith's
rings! I gtie-s she is a ring worm, ain't
AoT'BprigjleM (.) New$.
Mr. Rergii, the S. P. C. A. man,
says it is cruelty to animals to catch lili
with a hook. There wouldn't be mnch
fun in fishing if a man bad to dire under
the water ami hold chloroform to a
fish's nose until it became unconsciom,
and then hit it on the head with a ham
mer. Norrislown Herald.
Henry Carey, who was born in
1G6:I, wrote, among other good filings,
these lines, which will not wear out by
1 envy no mortal, thotitrh ever o prent.
Nor ncorn 1 a wretch lor Iii low ly BSt nt" ;
Hut what I spnor. uikI esteem nt nitw,
In pofrnes of pirlt, not peOTMSS of SSIrSe.
"That is probably the oldest piece
of furniture in England," said a col
lector of antique curiosities to a friend,
pointing to a venerable-looking table ai
no spoke. "How old is it?" asked the
friend. "Nearly four hundred years."
"l'shaw! That is nothing. I have an
Arabic table over mi years old."
"Ind;ed!" "Yes, the multiplication
A Novel experience.
A singular occurrence recently ha
pened at the Mammoth Mine. T
men working in Ihe upper tunnel hi
to exercise great caution, owing to t!
fact that they were known to Ik- in eh
proximity to another shaft conta tiir
one hundred and lift y feet of water. A f
drops of water seeping through flu- ro
gave the danger signal. One mine
however, stuck his pick into the ten I
spot, and in an instant the whole rec
voir broke through with a rush and
roar. There was no time to get out
the way. The deluge was pon hi
before Vie knew what was the malW
He was carried by the flood two himdi
and fifty feet toward I he mouth of tl
tunnel. By this time thefo.ee of ll
water eras -pent and the man WM It
stranded, and he groped his ami out
quickly as he could. Beyonu a i
scratches he was uninjured by bis nov
experience. Amador (Cul ) Sentinel
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