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TOPICS OF THE DAY.
The English war department lias
succeeded In making a cannon which
cost $1,000,000, and uses $1,000 worlii
of ammunition every time it Is fired.
St. Louis is going to spend $20,000 in
ablaze of light during the nutumnal
festival, and poor old Chicago, says the
tSt Louis Republican, will rub its eyes
and try to figure out how the aurora
borealis has been shifted around to the
South South by West
SraCnxiuEs Dilke, after the out
come of tho Dilkc-Crawford scandal,
recognizing tho fact that having lost his
character and political influence in Eng
land, has gone to tho South of France.
At one time he was second in popu
larity to Gladstone only.
A Mojave Indian medicino man has
been clubbed to death, beheaded and
cremated for allowing too many of his
patients to die. This sad event shows
tho folly of attempting to practice med
icine without a druggist to misread pre
scriptions and take unpleasant respon
sibilities. PnrsiciAxs are now using aniline oil,
m local anesthetic, when simple opera
tions, such as the opening of a felon, are
to be performed. Tho finger in such a
case is dipped for a short time in the
oil, and although the flesh may subse
quently be cut to the bone it is said
there is absolutely no pain.
E. S. Wiggins, who runs the weather
prophecy mill at Ottawa, repeats his
prediction of a high old tlmo among
the elements in September, beginning
on the afternoon of the 29th. Dropping
into poetry he says: "After sweeping
across the Atlantic and traversing the
country it will exhaust its energies upon
the rugged front offered by the Rocky
Steve Bkodie, who jumped from the
Brooklyn bridge, on being asked how
he felt when falling said: "I only
thought, Will I ever reach that water?
I was exactly four seconds falling, and
the same time under the water I know
I went plumb to the bottom, and I was
afraid to move till the water told me
who I was and where I was. I am
ready to jump any time."
TlIE fruit crops of California, are, for
the most part, bringing the producers
good prices. Contracts for Tokay
grapes for Eastern shipment at $75 a
ton, and $40 to $45 for Muscats are re
ported. The apricot crop goes off at
from three to live cents a pound, and as
for peaches, they go for the most part
at good figures, although this crop U
sot a good one for Eastern shipment
TnE tailors of Pittsburgh, Pa., have
tarried out a threat which has been
made also by tailors in other cities.
They have advertised in good large
type in one of the morning papers tho
.names of their dc tors, and the list of
judgments against them which will bo
sold to the highest bidder in a few days.
The names of professional men, busi
ness men, politicians and dudes are on
A new building material, for which
Temarkable fire-resisting qualities are
claimed, as well as superior hardness
and adhesiveness and applicability at
mil temperatures, is called "abesttae."
It is proposed to make it a substitute
lor plaster as at present mixed, because it
requires no hair, and it is represented
not to crack under the influence of fire,
as ordinary plaster does, and will there
fore prove a check to the spread of
Mb. and Mrs. Thomas Foster, who
mre visiting at Hornellsville, N. Y., are
the parents of a very remark ib!e child,
who is now sixteen years of age. The
young man is only fourteen inches high
and weighs but eight pounds wnen
dressed. He is probably the smallest
tchild of his age iu the world. The boy
is as intelligent as the average boy of
his age. He enjoys good health, and is
at playful as any child. The father
weighs over two hundred pounds.
Br the careful and laborious expert
stents of Mr. Power, one of the Medical
Inspectors of the London Local Board,
and of Dr. Klein, of the Brown Institu
tion, it has been apparently established
that milk is a means of transmitting
scarlet fever and diphtheria as well. It
haa also been shown that scarlet fever
itself is the effect or the accompaniment
of a micrococcus with distinct charac
teristics, which, on the other hand, is
itself produced by, or an accompam
vent of, an eruptive disease on tbo
, SQBKAKDiO, gibbering ghosts are
very common this summer, and they
are not, as usual, confined to one. line
e( trade. In fact they appear suddenly
to all sorts of people, under all sorts f
condition. One has been convicted of
going into an engine room at Worces
ter, Mass., and driving the engineer
from bis post. Every one recognize
the apparition ,as an old employe who
was killed a couple of years previously.
Ib several other sections of our coun
try, it is claimed, these ghostly visitors
have been seen.
MstwbTapek in Illinois recently
brought suit against forty-three n-eu
who would not par their subscription
11? ' autd obtained judgment In each case for
ue jiui amount oi uie i-iaims. m west
treaty-eight made affidavit that they
t armed no property Is excess of what
tjsfce law allowed them, thus preventing
isa attachment. Then, under the law
I Congress aaakwg' the taking of a
Mwspaper from a poetoCee without
fsjriI for )tVtafVthsy were arrested
fcrpetktereta'attf bMBd amis the
Washington, July 24. Senate. a resolu
tion of Mr. Edmunds' wtl pasted directing
tho Committee of Foreign Relations to In
vestliatctho subject of Canndlan seizure of
our Attain vessels. Thercstofthcday and
evening were spent mainly on tho appropri
House. The new naval ship bill was patted.
The evening- section was devoted to land
grant forfeiture bills.
Washington, July 20. Senate. A bill was
patted directing the Commissioner of Labor
to make Investigation In regard to convict
labor. A joint resolution was placed on tho
calendar proposing an amendment to the
eonttltutlon In relation to alcoholic liquors.
Tho resolution discharging tho Finance Com
tnlttee from consideration of thn Morrlton
surplus resolution was laid over on tho
ttatement that Itl would be reported to
morrow. The President was called upon for
Information In regard to tho detention of
Editor Cutting by Mexico. The deficiency
appropriation bill was considered. The forti
fications and naval hills wero reported. Tho
Senate went Into ozecutU e session at 4 o'clock
and took a recess at 8 p. m. until 8 o'clock.
At the night session thcro was no quorum
and pension bills were considered In open
House The legislative bill was reported
from conference, and tho amendment pro
viding for Senators' clerks objected to yeas
l6, nays 121. Further conference was or
dered. Under the call of States a number of
hills were Introduced and referred. The
Northern Pacific land grunt forfeiture was
taken up and debated until t p. m., when the
Washinqtos, July 27. Senate The House
surplus resolution was reported back with
amendments. Several vetoed pension bills
wero reported back. Mr. Illair gave notice
he would call them up on Thursday for ac
tion. House The sundry civil bill was reported
and referred to the committee of the whole.
Tho conference committee on the river
and harbor bill reported a continuod dis
agreement, and the House Instructed
the committee to Insist upon the
striking out of the Hennepin Canal,
Portage Lake and Lake Superior
Ship Canal, Sturgeon Hay and Lake Michigan
Ship Canal, tho Mississippi Klver Commission
and the Potomac Flats improvement Items.
Tho Northern Pacific forfeiture bill was taken
up, and the House substitute, forfeiting all
lands west of Bismarck, agreed to yeas 14,
nays 85. The Senate bill as amended was then
passed yeas 185, nays 48. The Inter-Stato
commerce bill was called up, and a motion to
agreo to the Senate bill rcjocted. Pending
Una' action, the House adjourned.
Washington, July 28. Senate. The river
and harbor bill was reported from confer-
A continued disagreement with tho
House was ordered and the bill returned to
conference. A bill was reported to refer the
McGarrnhan claim to the Court of Claims.
It was placed on the calendar. The fortifl
catlont bill was then taken up, debated and
passed. The surplus resolution was taken
up, and pending Its consideration the Senate
House. Conferees on the iNorthern Pa
cific ferfelture bill were appointed. The leg
islative appropriation bill was agreed to in
committee of the whole, the House receding
from It objection to the Senators' clerks.
The sundry civil bill, with Senate amend
ments was then considered and returned to
conference. The report on the legislative
bill was rdopted In the House, and at 5 p. m.
the House adjourned.
WAsniNQTON.'July 29. Senate. The proc
lamation of the Governor of Utah, relative to
the violation of the marriage laws In that Ter
rltory.wos presented and referred. A resolu
tion to authorize the continuance of the Pen
sion Offloo Investigation during tho recess was
placed on the calandar. A number of House
bills were reported from committee. The
Morrison surplus resolution, at amended,
waa then considered. Messrs. Allison, Mc
pherson and Sherman favored tho amended
resolution, and Plumb, Vest, Beck, Teller and
Jones opposed It.
House. A bill was passed for the erect'on
of a public building at Jefferson. Tex. The
Mnural Hnflf-lanAV till! with RanAtn nmpnil
! ments, was considered In committee of the
Burns, LeFevre and McCoraas were appointed
conferees. Vetoed pension bills were called
up, but their consideration was opposed by
Mr. Hcagan, who wanted the inter state com
merce bill brought up, and finally It was
agreed that the pension cates on the calendar
be considered and voted upon, and then the
Inter-MEto commerce bill should be taken up
The House refused 105 to 86 to past a ve
toed pension hill for too roller or Andrew j.
Wilson, and at 5:15 p. m. took a recess until 8
p. m. for private bills.
Washington, July 30. A secret session was
held after the reading of the Journal, and the
nomination of Solicitor General Jenks con
firmed. The Senate amendments to the House
bill providing for tho appointment and com
pensation of a District Judge for Alabama
were reconsidered, and amendment fixing
District Judges' salaries at 15,000 a year
was stricken out. Another amendment,
prohibiting the appointment of relatives
by Judges, was also stricken out
on the point of order that the
amendments were general, while the bill it
self was local. A resolution to appoint a
committee of the Senate and House to report
a plan for celebrating at the capital the four
hundredth anniversary. In 1892, of the dis
covery of America went over until to-morrow.
A resolution calling on the Commis
sioner of Agriculture for a report at the next
session on the wheat statistics of the world
was adopted. The Morrison surplus resolu
tion was taken up and considered. A num
ber of amendments were proposed and re
jected. Mr. Sewell offered as an amendment
the bill for the receipt of trade dollars at
their face value, and this was adopted. At
tempts were made to lay the resolution on the
table and then strike out the enacting clause,
but both failed. The resolution and amend
ments were finally patted by a vote of 42 to 20.
The naval Increase bill was called up, amend
ed, patted and conference ordered. The
Senate, at S p. m., adjourned.
House. Bills were patted for the eonstruc
on of nubile buildings at Santa Fe. N. M..
tlon of public buildings at Santa Fe, N. M,
and Springfield, Matt. Vetoed pension bills
were taken up. The House refuted to pats
the bill trrantina- a Densltm of flftr dollars to
the widow of General Hunter over the Presi
dent's veto by a vote of yeas, 111: nayt, 108.
Alto the bill to pension Mrs. Anderson yeas,
119: nayt, 95 not the necessary two-thirds In
either case. The other vetoed bills on the
calendar were postponed until December
next. The Ueagon Inter-State commerce bill
was taken up. It waa poised yeas, 180;
navs. 41. The river and harbor bill was re
ported from conference, and the House at 5
p. ro. iook a recess until o p. m.. lue evening
session being for the consideration ot pension
TnE Senate Committee on Postofflces will
report the House bill to extend the free de
A box containing a loaded pistol, so fixed
that upon opening it it would go off, was
received by Dr. Woodworth, of Marlboro,
Mats. It came by express. The internal
machine failed in itl mission.
Three of the largett manufacturing
establishment in St. Louis, one an in
mense tobacco concern, will remove to
Cincinnati, in order to secure better pro
tection during strikes, etc.
A wide-spread revolutionary Socialist
conspiracy was discovered by the police of
Warsaw. They have branches at Paris and
St. Petersburg. The leaders are being ar
retted. Many Polish students are impli
A boiler exploded on the 28th on Honey
Island, Miss., killing five two white men,
three negroes, and wounding four others.
The Hindoos say that chest is the
invention of an astrologer who lived
more than 5,000 years pgo and was
possessed of supernatural knowlege
and acuteness. Greek historians assert
that the game was invented by Pala
medes to beguile the tedium of the
siege of Troy. The Arab legend is
that it was devised for the instruction
of a young despot by his father, a
learned Brahmin, to teach fhe youth
tbat a king, no matter bow i)o"-erful,
was dependent upon bis subjt for
Prison reform began under Chris
tian influence during tho reign of the
first (nominally) Christian Emperor of
Borne. Constantino's legislation (320
A. d.) provided that those accused ol
crimes should be examined with
promptness and not detained in con
finement; and those arrested were to
be confined in a humane manner, while
their cells were to be furnished with
light and ventilation. Boston Budget.
The thickness ot the earth's crass
Is believed by M. Fsye, the FreB.cn ge
ologist, to be greater under oeeaat
taanDeasata continents, beeaaae toe
earth's heat as always radiated JR9M
A If an Utters a Carte, Which Cornea Trae
at Bit Funeral,
Rbadino, Pa., July 27. Hillary Hogan
shelf and Alvln Kemmlng lived on adjoin
ing farms in Monroe County. They had a
quarrel about a new fence, went to law and
Mr. Hoganthelt was defeated. Hoganshelf
then commanded Kemmlng never to speak
to him, and even remain from his funeral.
He warned his people and hoped lightning
would strike his coffin it his wishes were
not respected. Finally, Hoganshelf took
sick, and again emphasized his withe
about Kemmlng. Death soon came, but
Kemmlng was invited to be a pallbearer,
and he accepted. The funeral took place,
and nothing happened until the straps were
being removed from under the coffln. Sud
denly a black cloud sailed over the heavens
and rain fell In torrents. A flash of light
ning, startling everybody, crashed into the
grave and split tbo coffln. The mourners
fled in terror, and tho grave was not closed
until after the storm.
RHODE ISLAND EGQ-SUCKtRS.
An Ingenious Way to Evade the Prohlbl.
tlon Law In That State.
Boston, July 27. An ingenious way of
getting around the Prohibition law iu
Rhode Island was discovered yesterday.
Several cases of eggs were tipped oft a
truck by accident on Tremont street. On
picking up the eggs from the street they
were found to bo made of porcelain, and
instead of containing the legitimate pro
ducts of the barnyard, they were filled with
whisky, each egg holding a good squaro
drink. As one ot the spectators expressed
it, the liquor waB put in the big end and
the hole stopped by cement cloth, which
was chalked to represent the natural col
or. The driver of the team said he was
taking them from a liquor dealer at the
North End to the Providence depot. The
cates were marked to hotels in Newport
and Narragansett Pier, Rhode Iiland.
There were six cases of forty-nine duzen
Watrhert About a Coffln Struck Da. n.
Ottawa, Ont., July 27. A terrific thun
derstorm passed over this section last
night. Frlendt of the aunt of Jos. God
derau, who lay dead in her coffln, at bis
house, were making merry at the wake.
While the mirth was at its height a bolt of
lightning descended the chimney, and strik
ing the coffin, which was near the fireplace,
broke it open. Two young men, Eugene
Gareau and Francis X. Bauvter, were in
stantly killed. The electric fluid then made
the circuit of the chamber, causing the
half-dozen other occupants of the room to
faint with the shock.
Died at the Age or 103 Years,
Baltimore, July 27. The certificate of
Wm. Scott, colored, was filed at the office
ot the Health Department this evening.
The certificate gave the age of tho deceased
as being 163 years, and was signed by a
reputable practicing physician. A visit to
the residence of the deceased was made by
a reporter of the United Press. A knock
on the door was responded to by a very
aged-looking and decrepit negrest, who
hobbled along with the aid of a cane. The
woman proved to be the daughter of
the deceased. Bbe is seventy
four years of age and said she
was the youngest of six children by the
first wife. The face ot the dead man was
greatly emaciated, the cheeks and eyes
were sunken and the skin was shriveled.
The man's relatives claim that he remem
bered all about the Revolutionary War,
the signing of the treaty of peace between
the United States and Great Britain and
the death of General Washington. He may
not have attained the great age ot onw
hundred and fifty-three, but he doubtless
lived more than a century by several years.
Amsterdam, July 27. It is believed that
twenty persons were killed and eighty
wounded in the riots yesterday and Sun
day, caused by the police preventing the
"eel-killing" games. The wounded include
no less than forty-two pollcemeu and sol
diers. It it not thought that the figures
given represent fully the casualties of the
riots, as many of those who wete wounded
escaped or were removed by friends from
the scene of the trouble. At noon to-day
mobs began to reassemble to renew their
attacks on the police.
An Accident Uncovers a Defalcation.
Philadelphia, July 27. Last March Wil
liam P. Pierton, cashier and chief book
keeper of the American Baptist Publica
tion Society, was thrown from a carriage
and had his leg fractured. Since then he
has been confined to his room. During his
enforced absence it was discovered that he
is a defaulter to the extent of $60,000. The
Secretary of the society has sworn out a
warrant charging Plerson with stealing
and embezzling that amount of the funds
ot the society.
New Postal Cards.
Washington, July 27. Postmaster Gen'
eral Vilas has approved anew design for
postal cards. They are to be printed in
black on white paper, with a head of Jef
ferson on the upper corner. The new de
sign was prepared at the Bureau of En
graving and Printing, and is generally
considered an improvement on the card
now in use.
Going Through the Whirlpool.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 27. M. Potts and
George Hazlitt, coopers and friends of
Graham, of this city, have built a large
cask, in which tbey Intend to go through
the whirlpool rapids.
Chill Has a New President.
Valparaiso, July 27. Via Galveston.
The Presidential electors met yesterday,
and elected Balmaiceda President for the
Dying of Starvation.
St. Johns, N. F., July 27. Snow, with an
intense cold, is reported from the Labrador
coast. Thirty-five hundred people have
aiea ox starvation.
Women Horsewhip au Editor.
Butler, Pa., July 27. Last Tuesday
twelve of the leading women of the Royal
Templars of Temperance, at Mlllerttown,
gave picnic. Peter Rattigan, editor of
the Mlllerttown Herald, gave a description
of the society's members, and some of their
conversation la his paper. Tea or twelve
of ths women met Rattigan last night la
the street and horsewhipped him.
The New Bishop of Montreal.
Montreal, July 37. The pallium was to
day conferred upon Archbishop Fabre by
Cardinal Taschereau, amid great pomp and
splendor. There was an attendance of
abomt seventeen thousand.
A Fight Spoiled.
Washington, July 87. Secretary Bay
ard late last night sent a telegram to ths
Government of Mexico making a peremp
tory deauuid for the immediate release of
Editor Catting. To this, although not ad
mitted at the State Department, a reply
has been received intimatlnsr that the Mex
ican authorities will at once release ths
iajprtsoaed editor, sad also saake proper
A Rise la Hops,
TaoT, JT. Y., Jaly 87.-The New York hop
etvpisraiaetLand priest have ' jaatped
three sad few haadrsd per stab lasts
What a Qlrl Saw on an Alleged Villi
Trees Are God's Throne and the Rrer lilt
t Columbus, Miss., July 28. Mollle Pen.
n'tngton, a thirteen-year-old daughter of a
farmer near Vernon, Aln., is creating an
excitement in her vicinity. Early In the
spring she took sick. On the 17th ult, she
was taken with violent spasms, and physi
cians diagnosed the caso as hydrophobia.
She attempted to bite those around her.
On tho 24th of June she swooned away, and
apparently died. An hour afterward
she surprised them all by opening
her eyes and springing from the
bed, where the had been confined for weeks,
and amased them still more by claiming
she had just returned from Heaven, and
that God had cured her and sent her back
onto the earth that she might verify the
statements of tho Bible. Her sayiufct then
were so unnatural tbat many of the neigh
bors were frightened away. The day after
ward she declared the was a prophet and a
disciple of Jesus Christ, and by her wonder
ful sayings created much excitement. She
expounds intelligently any passage of the
Bible that is said to her. She describes
God arrayed in garments as white as
snow and around him throng his angels,
all singing praises to Him with curious and
musical instruments. Her description ot
Heaven is as told in the last chapter of Rev
elations. When asked about the looks of
the trees and rivers of heaven she said
"Why, don't you know the trees are the
throne ot God and the river is His never
ceasing flow of love, that each sinner may
be washed as pure and clean at His
angels with Him." Angels, she said,
resembled infants; yet they were
not of flesh and blood, but a spirit beauti
ful beyond comparison. She cured, it is
claimed, two sickly babies who had refused
to take the medicine of the physician, and
by a tingle touch she restored them to their
mothers, laughing instead ot crying, as she
took them. She uses language devoid of
rhetoric, yet her meaning can not be mis
understood. Rev. Thomas Springfield,
postmaster at Vernon, and pastor of the
Baptist Church, declares the girl is an in
spired being, while others denounce the
idea that there is anything supernatural
Daring Grab Theft in a Bank.
CniCAoo, July 28. A daring dayllgnt
robbery occurred at the Prairie State Loan
and Trust Company's Bank, at 110 Wash
ington Boulevard, at 2 o'clock this after
noon. S. Henry Harrison, of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, stepped
into the bank to deposit $1,140. When he
was about to hand the money to the cash
ier, an unknown man who had quietly fol
lowed Mr. Harrison into the bank, grabbed
tho money and dashed out of the main en
trance. He was pursued two or three
blocks, but made good his escape. Harri
son says tbat the stolen money belonged to
his wife, and was the proceeds of the sale
of several lots in Maplewood IU.
Flagship Nearly Foundered.
Portland, Mi., July 28. The U. S. flag
ship Tennessee came near sinking this
morning. She was practicing with one of
her torpedoes in the harbor, when there
was a premature explosion, and consider
able damage was done to the vestel's rig
ging. A mass of the latter fell on the
crowded decks, nearly killing one of the
sailors, and several are said to have been
wounded. The hull is said alto to have
been damaged. How the accident occurred
it not known, and it is impossible to get
Chicago Post-office Sinnosity.
Chicago, July 28. The Post-office In
spectors are still busily working away at
the alleged defalcation of Colonel Bolton.
In examining the accounts of the different
newspapers and comparing them with the
Colonel's books, they found discrepancies
in the Inter-Ocean's accounts of over
11,000. This morning they looked at the
account ot the Chicago Ttmci, and the first
thing discovered a discrepancy of $75.
Arctic Bears Coming South.
St. John's, N. F., July 28. A dispatch
from White Bay says that a large number
of Arctic bears, driven south by starva
tion, have crossed over from Pennyland,
and are devastating the country. The
bears number over a thousand and have
appeared near Cape Mugford.
Charged With Manslaughter.
Cleveland, O., July 28. J. A. Bartlett
the druggist who accidentally poisoned
Mrs. Kate Bertoli and family by giving
them arsenic instead of sugar of milk, has
been arrested by order of the coroner and
charged with manslaughter. He was re
leased on $3,800 bail.
The English Cabinet.
London, July 28. Several members of
the new English Government are named,
The Duke of Abercorn becomes Viceroy of
Ireland; Lord Iddesleigh, President of the
Council; Churchill, Chancellor ot the Ex
chequer, and Hicks-Beach, Chief Secretary
Connecticut Prohibition Ticket,
Hastfokd, Ct., July 28. The Prohibi
tionists of Connecticut in Convention as
sembled, have decided upon a State
ticket, with Rev, S. B. Forbes, as candi
date for Governor.
Michigan Prohibition Ticket.
Lansino, Mich., July 28. The State Pro
hibition Convention nominated a ticket
to-day, with Samuel Dickie, of Albion, at
the head of the ticket for Governor,
General Gordon for Governor.
Atlanta, Ga., July 28. General John B.
Gordon has been nominated for Governor
by the Democrats of Georgia.
Cholera oa the Increase.
Rome, July 28. The reports from the
cholera-infected provinces for the twenty.
four hours ended at 0 o'clock last evening
are as follows: Trevlse, new eases, 21
deaths; Padua, 19 new cases, 4 deaths;
Venice, 23 new cases, 8 deaths. There were
no new cases and no deaths In the city o
Venice during the twenty-four hours.
Girl Struck by Lightning.
Lancaster, Pa., July 28. During last
evening's storm lightning struck a ladder
on which a young girl was standing, or
Fry's farm near Washlngtonsborough, In
stantly killing her. Her left side was
burned to a crisp.
A Horrible Death.
Evaxsvilli, Ind., July 28. Miss Maud
Jutton, the seventeen-year-old daughter oj
Mr. Joseph Jutton, died yesterday evening
of hydrophobia. Her sufferings were fright
ful to behold, and six men were required at
times to bold her. She was bitten nine
days ago by a dog which has since buaa
A Child' Cremated.
Decatur, III., Jaly 28. The hotite af
James Cahlll, Bear here, was destroyed by
f are to-day, and his infant child perished la
the assies, im atotaer, us attesspwiis; M
stews it, wss serteatly baraed.
Bratal Murder of a Naturalised Clttien of
Galveston, Tex., July 2a Francis Ra
tures, tho naturalised American citizen
who was arrested and surrendered night
before last without a hearing by County
Judge Hoffstetter, upon demand of Chief
of Police Mondragon, ot Piedras Ncgras,
Mex., that he was a horse-thief, was
taken from the Mexican prison eight hours
after his incarceration, carried two miles
below Piedras Negras, with his hands
tied behind him, and brutally shot and
buried at the command of Mondragon.
The secret underlying this infamous out
rage is that Rasures had won the affec
tions of a woman of whom Chief Mon
dragon was enamored. Mondragon swear
ing vengeance, detailed two of his trusty
lieutenants one night to murder his rival.
Rasures badly disabled his assailants and
escaped to Eagle Pass. Mondragon, how
ever, determined his removal, trumped up
a charge of horsethef t against him and
had him extradited and shot. The night
that Rasures was delivered to the
Mexican authorities Mondragon left
for Sal til to not, however, before having de
livered orders to his lieutenants to execute
Rasures. The victim, In a pathetio letter,
appealed to United States Consul Lynn to
save him, saying he was an American cit
izen, guiltless of any transgression against
any law, and that Mondragon had had him
arrested to gratify his vengeance. This
letter was delivered to Consul Lynn ten
hours after Its author had been basely shot.
Consul Lynn has telegraphed the facts of
the case to Secretary Bayard.
Captured and Killed by Pirates.
London, July 29. Dispatches from China
state that Chinese pirates attacked and
took possession of the Dutch steamship,
Hok, while bound for Penang from Acheen.
The pirates killed the captain, the mate,
and the chief engineer. The captain's wife
and the remainder of the ship's crew were
made prisoners by the pirates, who de
manded 115,000 ransom for the surrender
of the captives. The Dutch authorities will
endeavor to secure the rescue ot the cap
tives and, if possible, the arrest and punish
ment of the pirates.
Escaping Prisoners Captured.
Pittsburgh, Pa., July 29. There was a
wholesale jail deliver; at Wheeling yester
day. While the officials were eating dinner
twelve of the prisoners, including a num
ber held on serious charges, scaled the
walls and escaped. The fugitives boarded
a Baltimore & Ohio freight train for this
city, and when tboy arrived here this morn
ing they were met by a posse ot police,
and ten of the twelve recaptured without
Texas Wants Blood,
Austin, Tex., July 29. Applications to
raise volunteers are pouring in on the Adjutant-General,
who also has Information
that the Mexicans are reinforcing the El
Paso Del Norte garrisons.
Fort Worth, July 29. Texans are itch
ing for war. Local military companies in
every city are drilling. The howl is for
Constantinople, July 29. Turkey is
making large additions to her armament.
HerrKrupp has received a large order
from the Government, and a Turkish offi
cer has gone to his works,at Essen, to over
see the manufacture of the guns. It Is pro
posed to purchase 400,000 American rifles.
Broke Jail With a Butcher-Knife.
Fort Scott, Kas., July 29. Yesterday
afternoon allot the prisoners in the county
jail, Ave in number, escaped by digging a
hole through the wall with a butcher-knife.
The walls of the jail were not very firm, for
it took less tuan nail an hour for the pris
oners to dell ver themselves. None of them
have been rearrested.
Probably the Body of Editor Conant.
New York, July 29. The body of a man
was found in the water at Coney Island
beach this morning. It answers the de
scription of S. B. Conant, editor of Harper'
Weekly, who disappeared a year ago. The
underclothing on the body was marked "B.
8. C." Conant was last seen alive at Coney
Not a Choice Diet.
PiTTSBURon, July 29. A Bohemian liv
ing in the suburbs butchered a fat dog
yesterday, and served it up at a feast, to
which several of his countrymen and coun
trywomen were invited. They all ate
heartily of the flesh, considering it a great
luxury. Nearly all who partook were taken
Love That Laughed at Religion.
Jackson VILLI, III., July 29. Nellie Good
win, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the
Rev. W. R. Goodwin, pastor of the Centen
ary Methodist Episcopal Church, eloped
last night with Meier Weil, son of a promi
nent Jewish clothier ol this place, and the
couple were married.
An Old Lady Burned to Death.
Nsw York, July 29. Fire in the tene
ment house, No. 2020 Third avenue occur
red this afternoon. Mrs. Mltcherlng. aged
65, was too feeble to fight her way out,
and was burned to death. The damage
Charged With the Knoch Murder.
Detroit, July 29. Frank Bergb has been
arrested in Cleveland for connection with
the Knoch tragedy of last December, in
which the family of four persons were mur
dered and afterward burned.
Street-Car Consolidation in St. Louis.
St. Louis, July 29. A movement to unite
all of the street railway companies of this
city into one to be nnder one management
with a trust board at the head of affairs, is
The Apaches Still at Work.
Nooales, A.T., July 29. Newt reached
here to-day tbat the Apaches had killed
two Mexicans at Governor Gavodams'
ranch, near Bonora Station.
The Towa a Vast Hospital.
Ottawa, Out., July 29. A special dis
patch from St. Pierre says that small-pox
is raging In that town, and that the whole
place Is one hospital. There have been
many deaths and others occur dally. There
Is no prospect of any Immediate cessation.
The Governor of the town is himself down
tick with the disease, and there have been
two deaths in bis household within the last
Oaxlasd, III., July 89 While picking
blackberries, Mrs. Hansen was bitten by a
blue racer snake, causing death.
Nsw York, July 29. A Newark justice
has issued a warrant tor the arrest of
Frank Glessoa, a seventeen-year-old son of
highly respectable Brooklyn parents, oa a
charge based upon a remarkable story told
by his mother, to the effect that he bat left
hit home and is detained away by Mrs.
Husk, a forty-year-old woman, at Ntw
'York, who bat Men possessed of a strong
lafataatloB for hiss for several years.
A Confederate), Pensioner Restored.
Wasbixstox, Jaly aa Tat Preeidest has
tlgaed a bill rtstoriBg a Confederate sol
dier to the peation. relit at lTaaaonth.
It Swoops Down Upon Oolumbus,
Rolllng-MIU and Many Other Buildings
Wrecked Workmen Dangerously Hurt.
Columbus, O., July 80. A regular tor
nado struck this city this afternoon.
Buildings were unroofed, trees unrooted,
chimneys blown over, windows knocked
out, streets flooded, sewers washed In, and
sad havoc generally was played. The
most serious damage oecurred at the Co
lumbus Rolling Mill, In the northwest
part of the city. This building a frame
structure 800 feet long by 110 feet wide,
covered with a slate roof lies an in
describable mass of ruins. There were
only thirty-flve men employed about tho
mill. The wind was sweeping over the
open ground from the northwest with tre
mendous fury, bending trees and filling the
atmosphere with debris of all kinds. There
was a great, roaring sound, and the next
minute the great ventilator on top of the
roof was lifted up and dropped do wn,f ailing
through the roof. A moment later the root
Itself was up In the air at If by magic. The
employes, when they heard the cracking of
the roof-timbers, made a wild rush to get
out of the building, and most of them suc
ceeded, aitnougn wnen iney got out wey
icarcely knew where to go, the air was to
full of flying pieces of slate and other
debris. Ed ward Blackly had a miraculous
escape. He was in the center of the
building, and, being unable to get out,
took refuge under a large beam.
The roof came down with a crash,
but, strange to say, Blackly escaped
uninjured, the beam protecting him from
the falling timbers. Seven or eight work
men were severely, and two or three dan
gerously wounded. The immense brick
structure used as a union depot was also
greatly damaged. 'Almost the entire root
was carried away, and, remarkable as it
may appear, with the hundreds of people
in the depot at the time, but one it known
to have sustained serious injuries.
It Wn Good Dynamite, Sure Enongb.
Chicago, July 8a A dynamite exploding
excursion party was organized to go out on
the lake this morning, to test some An
archist bombs found in different parts of
the city. A stream of water six feet in
diameter shot 100 feet Into the air when
they were set T. For twenty feet around
the surface of the lake was convulsed, not
withstanding the fact that the dynamite
bad been lowered some twenty-eight feet in
the water. Hundreds of fish were thrown
into tho air with the stream, and the sur
face was covered with dead ones.
Kansas, Citt, Mo., July 80. In the trial
of the Missouri trainwreekers at Wyan
dotte yesterday, one of the defendants,
Wm. Vassen, confessed the crime, impli
cating Lloyd, Hamilton, Geer andLeary,
the other prisoners. He says Leary
watched while the others displaced the
rail with crowbars. The plot was entered
into while the men were in the Knights of
Labor ball on Sixth street.
Attempt to Force the United States.
Boston, July SO. A Portland special to
the Advertiser says: The action of the
Canadian Government, in closing the Bay
of Chaleur to American fishermen, it be
lieved here to be an attempt to forco the
question of the -three mile limit into the
Present controversy between Canada and
he United States, as well as to force the
United States towara opening m maraew
to Canadian fish, in whatever settlement
of the question is hereafter made.
Heavy Mtll-Pouoh Robbery.
St. Louis, July 80. Fost-offlce officials
are investigating the theft of a mail
pouch, en route from New York to St.
Louis, containing about 120,000 In money
and other papers and property, tb whole
being valued at $80,000. the robbery was
committed about a month ago, aud it is
thought between New York and Pitts
An Entire Family Drowned.
Nebraska Citt, Neb., July 80. Ferdi
nand Bteinmett and wife and children were
drowned yesterday near here while cross
ing Nemeh river. They were riding after
a team of mules which became frightened
at a wet spot on the bridge and jumped
into the river, thirty feet below.
Eloped With a Reformed Gambler.
Macon, Mo., July 80. Mrs. Ida Graves,
young widow, daughter of Rev. Thomas
Wllcott, Methoditt minister, eloped with a
reformed gambler named Forrest, who had
been conducting revival meetings in her
The Week's Failure.
Nsw York, July 80. There were 103 fail
una In the United States and Canada re
ported to R. G. Dunn & Co., during the
week, against a total of 184 for last week,
and 183 lor the week previous to the last.
Detroit It Browlne.
Detroit, July 80. The new city directory
hat just been issued, containing 78,004
niniH. or renresentln? a DODulatlon ot
not lest tbau 220,000, an increase ot 12.000
over last year.
A Deid Anarchist
Erie, July 80. The dead body of a man
supposed to be Hcbnaubelt, who tnrew tne
bomb at the Chicago Haymarket riot, has
been found in the bay here.
Bitten by a Rat .
Mattoon, 111., July 80. Joseph Llndsley,
a fourteen-year-old boy, while taking a rat
from a trap, was bitten twice on the arm.
Hit lite it despaired of.
Experimented With a Revolver.
Mattoon, III., July 80. Jack Bradlng
was experimenting with a new revolver,
when it went off, giving him a fatal wound
in the tide.
Removal of Chief lattice Chtie'e Remain.
Washington, July 80. The removal of
the remains of Chief Justice Chase to Cin
cinnati will not be made until September
fliartfini the Treatary.
Washington, July 80. The President to.
lay vetoed the bill providing for the erec
tion of a public building at Springfield,
"What a delightful existence it Is,
Farmer Robinson' said his city guest,
"out here in the county. How crisp
and beautiful the air, and tho fragrance
of now mown hay pervades all. I
should think you would feel like chant
ing paeans of praise to the Creator the
fear 'round." "It is sort 'o nice, miss,
grant. But I never feel quite so
much like thanking Heaven as I do
when I've scrimmaged about an' got
money enough together to pay the
taxes? 'Hartford Post.
The1, civilization of the East is
rapidly penetrating this country. No
where is it more noticeable than in a
certain Dakota town near the Montana
line, in which the loading hotel has the
following posted conspicuously on the
head of the bedstead is each room.
"Guests are requested to removo their
sjjurs before retiring." Estcllinc (A
One of the Bee's Tulare County
subscribers writes that he wishes the
address of his paper changed. The
Kingston post-otfloe, ho says. Vis sot
reliable, as the cattle occupy It matt of
,th time, and .when the frame gttt
sosree they will begin at thaMpen.''
Bis wishes have been eaanpHed with.
ttrw tjTitwtfatttw tvymmja)
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
While working In the fly of the stags la
the new opera-house at Dennison, John
Moore, a carpenter, fell to the floor, break
ing his arm and receiving other injuries
that may prove fatal.
Garfield's old regiment will hold a re
union at Lodt, August 25.
Louis ScnANTz, of Delaware, a carpenter
Lby trade, attempted suicide by cutting at
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uib burunb witu a raEur. auoue one year
ago he married a young wife at Ports
mouth. Bbe had remonstrated with him
Tai Fourth Brigade, O. N. G., will en
camp at Sandusky City from the 12th of
August to the 20th.
Tna drouth In Seneca and adjoining
counties has been the severest known in
Wm. Clapfin, the oldest citizen of Har
din County Is dead at the age of ninety
Or 8,783 postmasters in Ohio, 1,450 ap
pointments were made during the fiscal
year ending June 80.
A scnooL-nousi in Mahoning County, in
which were forty scholars, was ttruck by
lightning, and badly damaged, though the
scholars were unhurt.
William Gould, an employe In Mar
shall's saw mill, Defiance, while fixing a
belt, the other morning, accidentally
slipped and fell backward onto the large
circular taw, which cut hit body complete
ly In two jutt below the arm-pits. Death
was instantaneous. His wife says tbat that
morning Gould said that he dreamed ho
went to tho mill and was cut to pieces on
the saw. His bereaved wife tried to per
suade him not to go to work, but little
thought the terrible dream would to toon
become a reality.
Amono the pension bills passed by the
Benate the other night, was the bill of the
House granting a pension of $100 a month
to Elizabeth Ward, the dependent widow
of General Durbln Ward.
Caddeus Evans, aged fifteen years, of
Hebbardsvllle, shot himself In the left eye,
and died in twenty minutes from the ef
fects. A fart of the Buckeye Bait Company's
works at Pomeroy, burned; loss, 916,000.
A lad named Frank Waecbter was kicked
in the abdomen by a horse, at Canton, and
died from the effects of the injury.
Tna annual reunion of the Ohio Associa
tion of Union Ex-prisoners of War, will be
held at Kenton on Wednesday and Thurs
day, August 4 and 6.
t At Bloomvllle a suit was decided against
the Bohemian oats operators.
Charles Bcuneider, charged with Cin
cinnati Infirmary crookedness, has been
acquitted in court.
The extensive flouring-mtll ot Geo. W.
Goudy, at Bagersville, waa burned the
John M. Brunswick, well-known billiard
table manufacturer, died at his home on
Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, a few days ago.
Tnc Corinthian columns of the old Cin
cinnati post-office have been bought by the
Hamilton County commissioners for $350.
They will be used in connection with Im
provement at Longvlew Atylum.
Brecksville, near Cleveland, it much
excited over the finding of two human
tkeletout in the ruins of a house formerly
owned by John McCarty. McCarty was.
so far as is known, law-abiding, but verv
reticent and very poor. One night his
house suddenly burned, and Mrs. McCarty
was burned to death in the building. Mc
carty appeared about this time with a ped
dler's outfit, which he said he had pur
chased. Shortly after the burning of the
bouse McCarty announced his intention of
leaving Brecksville, and did to, the prop
erty passelng' into other hands.
A brakeman named Hoyt, while stepping
from a train near Wellsvllle, was caught
by the wheels, and hit right foot cut off
aorots the instep.
Wheat Is pouring into Toledo, and there
is a scarcity of money to handle it.
A cable road is proposed from Cincin
nati to Carthage, and perhaps beyond.
Julius Bahtji was thrown from a deliv
ery wagon, at Akron, and fatally injured.
Mart Garvie, a burglar, waa arretted
near Mt. Vernon.
A Cincinnati policeman bat been dis
charged for sleeping while on duty, and
two others for being unable to read and
Miss Maooib Baker, a noted singer,
daughter of Rev. a Baker, died on the
train at Bridgeport, on her way front
Mountain Lake Park, Md.
Seven student, of Mt Union College
were arrested and fined, for hazing a mem
ber of the Sophomore class.
Pink-ete hat again made its appearance
In Noble County, in a most violent form.
David Ayers lost a valuable horse, and hat
two others sick that will die.
Mart Holweoer, a little thirteen-year
old girl, wot found on a publioroadat
Franklin, outraged and murdered. Rolla
Russell, a half-witted young man, hat been
arrested, but can prove an alibi.
Ed. Johnson was thrown out of a wagon
atFlndlay, and hit knee was mashed so
tbat amputation will probably be neces
sary. Two Pan-handle passenger trains came In
collision near Bteubenville. Engineer
Shay, Fireman Obly, Conductor Miller,
Brakemaa Harrison and Express Messen
ger Carina were hurt,
Alvin Hazzabd, son of B. O. Hazzard, of
Deerfleld, nine milet north ot Alliance,
while working with a land-roller on bit
father's farm, fell on the roller and was
crushed between the cylinder and frame,
killing him almost instantly. He was un
married. A varmeb named Redd, living near Bir
mingham, Guernsey County, quarreled
with a neighbor named Tedrlck over a dol
lar, which Tedrlck claimed waa due htm,
during which Redd was struck ovar the
bead with the butt enof a gun and hit
T. J. Habdzstt, at Bottum, near Akron,
put the butt-end ot a loaded thot-gun Into
the stove, the weapon was discharged and
the content! buried in the leg of Mln
Battle Bottum, aged eighteen. It Is feared
the limb will hava to be amputated.
Willakd Noj.cross, ton of wealthy
Cleveland parent, was tried at Indianap
olis for grand larceny and sentenced to the
penitentiary for two years.
Gcobob Grosbt, a well-known crook was,
eangbtburglsrizlng the residence ot Ed
ward Chase, of Berlin Heights, and tur
rendered'to partiet who had surrounded
Hon. Georob E, Benet, of Tiffin, wss re
nominated for Congress by the Democrat
of the Fifth District
A thbee-1 ear-old son of John Conlon,
near Alexandria, was scalded to death by
upsetting a kettle ot boiling water upon it
self. New Philadelphia is making exttrWva
arrangement! for the Eastern OhioFire
snta't Tournament which will be held at
that place August 19 and 20.
Nicholas Smith waa seriously injured by
bis wagoa being struck, by a train on the
Cetatabas, Hocking Valley and Toledo rail
road, near Upper Sandusky.
Tkb kwtjest aourlag mill la Ohio it to be
sretttd at rottoria. i
AtTBDicATBof Akrea tapalitlsts have
lists a 400 aorta of lead near FalatsvUle,
swm seta VtjlBlseriag for eU asdaaa.
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