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DOIHGS OF CONGRESS.
TERMS OF CIRCUIT COURT PROVIDED
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/KOTA AGREED ON BY THE HOUSE.
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—Eleetric Lighting for the Capital
Minor Matters.
WASHINGTON, July 25.—The judiciary
committee reported favorably a number
of bills authorizing holding of terms of
United States courts in Kansas, Ne­
braska and other states, and adversely
the bill authorizing the holding of terms
of court at Newark, N. J. On motion of
Senator Plumb, the bill just reported re­
lating to Kansas was passed also on
motion of Blackburn, a similar bill for
holding semi-annual terms of United
States court at Owensboro, Ky. also,
similar bill for Nebraska at various
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WXsmiJGTOK, July 25.—The president's
civil Service reform message was read by
the clerk. A number of bridge bills with
senate amendments were concurred with.
The senate, bill appropriating 8200,000
for an appraiser's warehouse at Chicago,
., was passed. The senate.bill relating
postal laws was passed. This bill pre
ents the transmission through the mails
if transparent envelopes by debt col
ctors. A resolution was adopted order
the house electrician to submit plans
lighting the capitol by electricity. A
pmmunication and report from the de­
ar tm en of justice in reference to the
hpointment of two associate judges in
nkota was read and agreed to.
t,X,"\v,jJTownBheud, of the committee on
litary affairs, called up for considera
the bill to amend section 1,225 of re­
ed statates, relating to detailing
[Cers of the army and navy to educa
ftl institutions. The bill provides
upon apjplication of the president or
College, such officer may be detailed
institution, or tbe president of the
States may direct such appoint
its.
(and (Missouri) said he was opposed
bill and when it was put to a vote
the amendment he resorted to
stering tactics.
ill was pdssed providing for for
of certain lands of the Hastings
akota railroad in Minnesota.
SHOT-GUN POLICY.
bnate Committee Asserts it Was
jticed In the Beeent Mississippi
[ions.
IINGTON, July 555.—The majority
at the cwnate judiciary committee,
Investigated the Jackson, Miss.,
|ial election, was presented in the
The committee reaches the con
jthat the entire colored vote of
was suppressed at the last muni­
cipal election by instigation and that the
United States mav$hal, the United States
district attorney and deputy collector of
Internal revenue in that section partici­
pated and in some degrees aided in the
suppression of the colored vote.
ANOTHER TARIFF BILL.
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Repnbllcan Senators Will Formulate One
to Be Brought Before the Senate,
PLL WASH INGTON, July 25.—At the meet­
ing of the senate finance committee to
discuss tariff bills an agreement was
ibade that Republican members should
Stills
re pare a Jill as a substitute for the
bill and submit it to a Republican
cacus, after which it will be submitted
to the fall committee and then reported
to the senate.
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Bevenne Collections.
WASHINGTON, July 25.—-The' prelimi
nary report of the operations of the in
termal revenue bureau shows that the
total collections for the fiscal year were
$124,324,474, an increase over last year
of $5,4GTT,L?3, the cost of collections,
$3,98)1,000, being a little over three per
cent, of the amount collected. Of this
year's collection 160,000,000 was from
spirits, 130,000,000 from tobacco, $23,
000,000 from fermented liquors and
(864,000 from oleomargarine.
Established Headquarters.
WASHINGTON, July 25.—The Republi­
can congressional committee has been
.: organized and established headquarters
in the Republican national league rooms.
Gen. Nathan Gaff chairman, and Hon.
Edward McPherson, secretary, will have
immediate charge of the affairs of the
committee.
CarMsle Will Not Visit
Atlanta.
.GJ§§ WASHINGTON, July 25.—Speaker Car
lisle has decided positively not to visit
Atlanta,* Ga., on. tbe 26th inst., and has
notified the Georgia Chautauqua Literary
society that owing to the pressure of pub­
lic business he cannot accept the invita
tiou to attend the annual meeting.
tecMw of Hewitt's Philanthropy.
NEW YORK, July 25.—Hewitt's fund to
ncompefiise O. M. Hartt for losses in­
clined by the K. of L. boycott has
reached $8,604.70,. and the subscription
.list'has been closed. jSj^gS^w*'
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PSMIMH to Indigent and Blind. .(•'
NEW YORK, July 25.—The pension
fund annually appropriated by this city
for indigent and blind was distributed.
This year the sum was $19,000, and 479
persons received their share.
A Ch*sips|«« Party for Gea. Harrison.
TOLON, Ills, July 25.—Over one thou­
sand residents of Champagne county left
hen by special train for Indianapolis to
call on Gen. Harrison. •.
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CZAR AND EMPEROR PART.
Departure of the German Boyal Fleet foe
Stockholm.
ST.' PETERSBURG, July 25.—The czai
and czarina were guests of Emperor
William at an elaborate breakfast served
on the German Imperial yacht Hohen
gollern. The table was spread in the sa­
loon of the vessel and glittered with a
magnificent display of gold, siver and
glassware. The whole affair was as in,
formal as was possible in the presence of
so distinguished a company, and the czar
and emperor exchanged the heartiest ex­
pressions of good wishes. At the close
of the breakfast the. farewells were cor­
dial in the extreme, and when shortly
after the czar and the czarina left the
vessel, the monarchs saluted each other
profoundly. Preparations were then
made for the Bailing of the Hohenzollern,
and very soon after she steamed away for
Stockholm amid the salutes of the sur­
rounding fleet and fortresses.
A MINING TOWN IN FLAMES.
Fifteen Hundred People Homeless and
150 Houses in Buins at Bosl'yn, W. T.—
An Immense Fire Proof Structure al
Cincinnati Melted Like Wax by the
Flames—Over
SOO
Hands Thrown Out
of Employment In Consequence
Casualties of the Day.
PORTLAND, Or., July 25.—The coal
mining town of Roslyn, Wash., was
burned, about 250 houses being destroyed
and only the coal company's office and
the depot remaining. About 1,500 peo­
ple are homeless.
CAUSED BY A COW.
A Milwaukee Train is Badly Wrecked
From Striking a Bovine—One Fatality.
RED WING, July 25.—A passenger train
on the Cannon Falls line of the Milwau­
kee road coming in about 1:30 p. in.
struck a cow ten miles from here, and a
freight car and one passenger coach and
property car of Stetson's Uncle Tom's
Cabin troupe left the track and went
down the steep twenty-five foot
embankment. W. A. Clark, can
vasman, of Hurley, Wis., was
standing in theAoor when the car was
overturned, and was caught and crushed
to dtoth. One lady had a leg broken,
and another was badly braised. Nearly
all had ankles sprained or kindred in­
juries. Nothing is known here of the
deceased. No couplings were broken,
which probably prevented more fatal­
ities. .,
Fire Proof, but Burned Like a Tinder Box.
CINCINNATI, July 25.—At four o'clock
a. ra. the magnificent seven story shoe fac­
tory of Kruppendorf & Co., on Sycamore
street was discovered burning. The
building 'was supposed ,to be fire proof.
As the flames increased the interior
melted like wax and the walls fell out­
ward, crushing four adjoining houses
like eggshells. The loss will reach $400,
000. Four hundred, hands are thrown
out of employment.
Two Were Drowned.
RaiSELAsmtB, Wis., July ^25.—A sa­
loonkeeper at Tomahawk Lake, known
as "Silver Dan," and another man who
was in his employ, were drowned yester­
day. They were out in the lake when a
storm struck them.
DOGGED BY DETECTIVES.
What Boodlers Have Made the Itfe ol
Americans Abroad.
QDEENSTOWN, July 25.—Mr. O'Connell,
chief clerk in the New York court of
common pleas, has lodged a complaint
with the authorities here in which he
Bays his steps are constantly dogged by
detectives and asks to be relieved of thU
unwarranted surveillance. He alleges
that since his arrival he has visited re­
ligious and charitable institution^ in
Cork and everywhere he has gone detec­
tives have shadowed him
Fulllvan Owns the Clrens
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BOSTON, July 25.—The announcement
was made on Saturday night that hence­
forth John L. Sullivan would run the
Dorris-Snllivan circus himself, and it
will hereafter be known as the Sullivan
circus and combination. Sullivan be­
lieves he can make it pay, and, after set­
tling some of his pugilistic rivals, pro­
poses to renounce the prize ring for the
circus ring.
Minneapolis Will Stick If Possible.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 25 —Manager Good­
ing, of the base ball club, is making a
desperate effort to remain in the Western
association. The club is traveling now
and he hopes by the time they return
home to be able to tide matters over and
stick through the season. Davenport is
anxious to pecure his franchise.
Another Victory for Teenier.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., July 25. -The inter­
national single scull regatta at Pleasant
Beach, on Onondaga lake, was won by
John Teemer, of McKeesport. In just
twenty minutes his boat crossed the fin­
ish, three lengths ahead of the others.
Ten Eyck was. second to come up, and
Hamm captured third place.
iVV- Approved by the President.
WASHINGTON, July 25.—The president
hw approved the act extending the lim­
its of tbe port of New Orleans the act
for a branch home for disabled volunteer
soldiers in Grant county, Ind. the act
providing for the sale of the site at Fort
Omaha, Neb., and the act in regard to
the funded debt of the territory of New
Mexico.
Dana will Lecture Badger editor*.
CHICAGO, July 25.—Charles A. Dana,
the distinguished editor of The New York
Sun, and his publisher, Mr. Laffran, are
in the city to-day, and this afternoon
were the guests of J. W. Scott, of The
Herald. Mr. Dana leaves in the morn­
ing'for Milwaukee to deliver a lecture
before the Wlsconsin edltoriftl associa­
tion.
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JAMESTOWN DAKOTA
OBJECT TO THE OPENING.
SIOUX ARE DECIDEDLY HOSTILE TO
RELINQUISHING THEIR LANDS.
PROSPECTS VERY DUBIOUS FOB OB
TAIXINCi REQUIRED SIGNATURES.
Nearly 6,000 Beds Encamped at Standing
Bock Agency, Where tbe Commissioners,
are at Work, Very.Few of Whom Can
Be Expected to Favor the Treaty—They
Object to the Severalty Clause.
STANDING ROCK AGENCY, Dak., July
25.—The Sioux Iudian commission is
now ready for work, Judge Wright hav­
ing arrived by steamer from Bismarck.
The commission has two clerks and an
interpreter. They have two papers for
the Indians to sign, one favoring the re­
linquishment of their lands, and the
other against it. Each individual In­
dian will be called upon. There is great
excitement on the reservation and among
the five or six thousand now en
famped around the agency there are none
who favor the treaty. Some, however,
say they are willing to listen to what the
white chiefs have to say, and it is possi­
ble, but not at all probable, that the
commission may be able to change the
sentiment by explaining the details of
the measures. Tbe treaty takes from
the Indians about one-half of
the lands, or 11,000,000 acres, for
which they receive 50 cents
per acre. Besides this $1,000,000 is to be
expended for farm machinery, etc for
the Indians who are to take land in sev­
eralty and live like white men. This
feature is what Indians dislike. Some
say they Want to live like white men, but
the majority say they want a hunting
ground.
TWIN CITY RAPID TRANSIT.
Incorporation of a New Railway Company
That Will Join S\ Paul and Minne­
apolis and Their Suburbs.
ST. PAUL, July 25.—Articles incorpor­
ating the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Rapid
Transit company, with a capital stock of
$500,000, were filed with Secretary
Mattson. The object of the company, as
stated in the articles, is to construct
lines of railway under or above the sur­
face of some or all of the highways of
Minneapolis and St Paul, lines connect­
ing the systems of the two cities, and
also a system of railways extending from
the Twin Cities to the lakes, rivers, pub­
lic resorts and suburban resorts, towns
and villages in the vicinity of these two
cities. Among .the towns and resorts
mentioned are Anoka, Fridley. Shakopee,
Stillwater, White Bear, Minnetonka,
Johanna, Elmo, Long Lake, Excelsior
and others along these lines.
A GIGANTIC WORK.
Wlndlake Canal Project Which Has for
Its Object Rtclalnilsf 18,000 Acres.
RACINE, Wis., July U5.H-The commis­
sioners. recently appointed^ to make as­
sessments of benefits and damages con­
nected with the proposed Windlake canal
through Racine and Waukesha counties,
have finished their labors and their re­
port has been handed in to the circuit
court. The scheme is one of |the most
gigantic of its kind ever planned in this
state and Involves the reclaiming of at
least 15,000 acres of now worthless
swamp lands in the two counties. In
Racine county alone 8,000 acres can be
reclaimed and the gain, over and above
the cost, will be fully '$500,000.' Much
opposition to the improvement is de
velopins among property owners clong
tho line and may cause a stoppage,of the
work.
NO DAKOTA DAILY.
Publication of a Paper in Connection
With the Editorial Excursion Given
Up.
WATERTOWN, Dak., July 25.—The pub­
lication of a daily paper by the Dakota
editors on board their excursion train to
the Yellowstone National park has been
given up on account of the inability of
Mr. Ainsworth, who proposed this daily
newspaper scheme, to accompany the
editors. Mr. Ainsworth has been ap­
pointed superintendent of the reform
school for boys at Plankinton, which
opens Sept. 1. Mrs. Ainsworth will act
as matron of the new institution.
She Shot a Prowler.
MASON CITY, Iowa, July 25.—At Clear
Lake, Mrs. Jessie McKinney, married,
shot and fatally injured J. F. Sullivan, a
resident of Forest City. Sullivan, in
company with two other men, were
prowling around her cottage and on re­
fusing to leave Sullivan received a pistol
wound from the effects of which he will
die.
First Begiment W. N. O.
MADISON, Wis., July 25.—The First
regiment encampment is in progress hgre.
Nine companies participate, and all will
be on the ground to-night, though sev­
eral are now absent. The tents are at
old Camp RandalL Lieut. Phillip Re&de,
of the regular army, i$ here to conduct
the' school rifle practice.
Will Visit Ashland.
ASHLAND, July 25.—The senate com­
mittee- on Indian tradership will visit
Ashland in November to examine wit­
nesses, with the view of establishing new
rules for the betterment of the condition
of the Indians.
Beeeptloa to Badger Editors.
RHINELANDER, Wis., July 25. —A fine
reception and banquet has been arranged
for the Editorial association at this
place. The editors will visit the mills,
water powers, etc.
Iron Moulders Demand Nine Hours.
ST. Louis, July 25.—At the meeting of
tbe Iron Moulders' union of North
America to-day a resolution was adopted
declaring that after April 1,1889, nine
hours shall constitute a day's work.
THURSDAY JULY 26
THE REUNION WAS STRANGE.
But the Mutual Embraces, Tears of Joy,
Fatted Calf, etc.. Were in Regulation
Style.
ST. LOUIS, July 25.—John J. and
James J. O'Brien, aged respectively 22
and 20 years, were united here in a
swimming school Sunday in a strange
way, after twelve years of separation.
Both visited the natatorium and while
paddling around in a shallow portion
jostled against each other, apologized and
engaged in conversation, when James
happened to see the initials "J. J. B." on
John's arm. "Those are my initials,"
he said "and mine," was the answer.
"Your name?" "John J. O'Brien."
"From where?" "Belfast, Ireland."
Mutual recognition and embraces im­
mediately followed and they both actually
cried for joy. It seems that John left
home twelve years ago, drifted out west­
ward and located here, while James left
home only a few months ago and has
been hunting his brother ever since. He
was taken home by John and introduced
to his wife and baby. They had a big
time over the event.
YELLOW JACK'S RAVAGES.
Six More Cases of tbe Terrible Scourgc
Beported From Fever Stricken Florlds
—The Spread of the Disease Apparently
Confined to Plant City.
WASHINGTON, July 25.—Surgeon Gen­
eral Hamilton has received a telegram
announcing six new cases of yellow fevei
at Plant City, Fla. No additional cases
are reported elsewhere.
CARLISLE'S QUEER COURSE.
His Refusal to Keep an Appointment
Exciting the GeorKians.
-ATLANTA, Ga., July 25.—Managers oi
the "Chautauqua" are much excited
about Speaker Carlisle's decision not tc
come to this city. Ovor a million circu­
lars hav been distributed announcing
that he would be here July 26 and people
have already begun arriving to hear his
speech. Carlisle promised to visit Georgia
some months ago, but was prevented by
sickness. Recently he was invited tc
come and was told that a speech from
him would help heal the division between
Georgia Democrats. In the interests of
harmony he consented to come. Then
arose talk about inviting Congressman
McKinley, a Republican, to answer Car­
lisle. When Carlisle learned that he was
to be followed by a Republican, he
doubted the sincerity of the statement
that he was wanted by Georgia to heal
the division among the Democrats, and
believing the harmony business amounted
to nothing, Mr. Carlisle decided that
his proper place at this time was at
Washington, and there he decided to re­
main.
VISITORS TO HARRISON.
The Steady 8tream of Delegations Again
Begins Flowing.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 25.—Gen. Harri
son's health and strength has steadilj
'improved during the past several days
He enjoyed an hour's walk around tho
neighborhood of his residence, and he
never felt better. The visiting delega­
tions began to arrive in the afternoon and
continue throughout the week. It is ex­
pected that the big day of this week will
be Thursday, when the miners from Clay
and adjacent counties will arrive in force.
Arrangements are being made to receive
over 5,000 visitors on that day.
WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS.
8tate Convention Will Meet at Milwau­
kee, Augnil 89.
MILWAUKEE, July 25.—The Republican
State central committee met in this city
to set a date for the state convention.
After considerable discussion it was de­
cided, that the convention to nominate
candidates for state officers should be
held in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Union Labor Party Split.
LENNOX, Iowa, July 25.—The Union
Labor convention of the Eighth con­
gressional district met here Saturday and
indorsed Maj. R. A. Anderson's candi­
dacy for congress by a unanimous vote.
Six delegates refused to enter the con­
vention, and held a separate caucus and
nominated George C. Calkins.
St Cloud's Welcome to Horr.
ST. CLOUD, July 25.—The Republican
club has decided to open the campaign
here with a torchlight parade and bon­
fires on Thursday evening, when Hon.
Koswell G. Horr will deliver the address.
All clubs is neighboring towns have been
invited to take part.
Minnesota Prohibitionists.
ST. PAUL, July 25.—The Fourth
trict congressional convention
opened at Market hall at 3:30 p.
James P. Pinkham was nominated.
state convention met in the forenoon but
adjourned till morning after appointing
committees.
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Watertown and the Republican Conven­
tion.
WATERTOWN, Dak., July 25.—A com­
mittee on arrangements has been ap­
pointed by the board of trade to prepare
for the reception of the coming Republi­
can convention.
Ohio A.W.
TOLEDO, Ohio, July 25.—The Ohio
division of the National League of Amer­
ican Wheelmen held its annual meeting
in this city. There are about 100 dele­
gates in attendance, representing a mem­
bership in Ohio of 881, against 703 last
year.
Big Fish After Conley's Bait
NEW YORK, July 25.—A London tele­
gram to Rickard K. Fox says Smith
accepts Conley's. challenge to fight in
England or on the continent for £1,000
to £2,000 a side, Smith giving Conley
£100 for expenses.
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MAMMOTH ENCAMPMENT.
OVER 100,000 ODD FELLOWS GATH­
ERED AT CINCINNATI.
A Grand Parade in Which 10,000 Patri­
archs and 30,000 Odd Fellows Take
Part One of the Imposing Features ol
the Beunion—Over 815,000 in Prizes to
Be Distributed.
CINCINNATI, July 'J5.—The grand re­
union of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, headed by the Patriarch's Mili­
tant of the order, which is now in ses­
sion here, is perhaps the largest gather­
ing of members of this influential organ­
ization ever yet held in the United
States. There has' been but little parade
about it. and all the preliminary
arrangements so far as the general
public was concerned have been of the
most unostentatious character. As there
are now, however, in $he neighborhood
of 100,000 members of the order present
in the city, the community is stirred tc
unwonted excitement and interest in the
proceedings of such a vast assembly and
body of men. The encampment will con­
tinue here four days. A grand inspec­
tion parade and review will form the
most imposing feature of the canton­
ment, when over 10,000 chevaliers of the
Patriarchs Militant, from different parts
of the United States and Canada, and
over 30,000 Odd Fellows of subordinate
bodies will be in line, making one of the
"grandest semi-military pageants that has
ever been witnessed in the West. Prizes
amounting to over 815,000 will be com
peted for in the competitive drills and
parades.
^SMUGGLING CELESTIALS.
Dark Ways of the Heathen Chinee foi
Successfully Evading the Law.
PATEKSON, N. J., July 25.—A new
plan to evade the law and secure the ad­
mission of®the Chinese to the United
States has been brought to light here.
The plan is for a naturalized Chinaman
to forward his naturalization papers to a
friend in China who desires to emigrate.
Armed with such a paper he would have
no difficulty in passing the authorities.
The commissioner of emmigration at
Montreal, a few days since, detained
three Chinamen who desired to enter the
United States: They showed certificates
of naturalization issued by a common
pleas court of this countrv, but investi­
gation showed they were not the persons
named in the papers although- they
claimed to be. They will not be allowed
to enter.
Sugar Bounties Conference a Failure.
LONDON, July 25.—The Belgian gov­
ernment has declined to sign the conven­
tion abolishing sugar bounties. This
obstacle may render the entire work ol
the international conference abortive. It
is fear" that those powers which have
alreaay agreed to it will withdraw their
cozftsnt.
Count Bismarck Decorated by the Csar.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 25.—Count Her­
bert Bismarck, who accompanied the
Emperor of Germany on his visit tc
Russia was granted an audience of an
hour and a quarter by the czar. The
czar' bestowed upon the count the
brilliant decoration of the order of St.
Alexander Nevoki.
Mammoth Sham Battle.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 25.—At Kraznoe
Selo five squadroons and five mounted
batteries, in two divisions, engaged in a
sham fight. There were several spirited
attacks and repulses.
Strike of 7,000 Colliers.
LONDON. Julv a5. -Seven thousand col­
liers at Ponty Pridd, Wales, have struck
for an increase in wages.
Foreign Facta.
Stuttgart admirers have presented
Bismarck with a valuable yacht.
The king of Greece sailed from Corinth
on his way to St. Petersburg.
Russian officers are much impressed
with Emperor William's martial spirit
and bearing.
The Swedish court has been notified by
telegraph that Emperor William will
arrive at Stockholm Friday.
ejtftiations are in progress with Italy
regarcufcg the proposed visit of Emperor
William
5ing Humbert. The JteWsri
government s-'^ts that if ticre is to be
any meeting it must be in Rome.
Important changes are being made in
the Austrian army. The duke of Wurt
emburg, Baron Phillipovic, and Baron
Ranbusg retire from the command at
Wurtemburg, Prague and Agram respect­
ively.
A dispatch from Wady Haifa says that
three boats loaded with native fugitives,
who left that place during the attack of
the dervishes on the 20th instant, sank
in the river, and that 150 persons were
drowned.
The remains of Henry Carville Iye wis,
professor of geology at Haverford college,
of Pennsylvania, who died at Manchester,
England from blood poisoning by drink­
ing impure water, were interred at
Bolton.
Internal Bevenue at La Crosse.
LA CROSSE, Wis., July 25.—The half-
yearly report of the deputy collector of
internal revenue shows that in the city
of La Crosse for the period named, 38,
842 barrels of beer were manufactured
and 1,799,040 cigars. Receipts of inter­
nal revenue for six months were $50,
882.18.
Assembly at Monona Lake.
MADISON, Wis., July 25.—The ninth
annual encampment of the Monona Lake
assembly is open. Already many tenters
are on the ground. The programme is
good, and the attendance promises to be
as large as heretofore.
PARAGRAPHIC NEWS.
Chicken-pox is carrying off from ten to
twelve children per day in Valparaiso.
The National association of retail boot
and shoe dealers is in session at
Rochester, N. Y. About 200 delegates
are present.
Captain Moore, of Cleveland, Ohio, has
purchased of the American syndicate the
Kingston (Ont.) Iron and Copper mines
and is preparing to erect extensive
smelting works.
George Alfred Townsend nas agreed to
write the life of Levi P. Morton for a
Philadelphia publishing house.
Gen. Harrison is flooded with applica­
tions from political clubs for dates tyon
which they may call to see him.
A petition is being circulated at Co­
lumbus, Ohio, prbying the governor to
commute Blinkey Morgan's sentence to
imprisonment for life.
It has been agreed by the roads west
of the Missouri river that thirty-foot
stock cars will be used as a basis in com­
puting rates on range cattle.
The consolidation of the Chesapeake and
Ohio and the Richmond and Alleghany
will take the latter road out of the courts
and discharge the two receivers.
The investigations of the grand jury
into the recent race troubles in Critten­
den county, Arkansas, have resulted in
the finding of eighteen indictments
against the negroes implicated.
A recently issued circular declares the
principles of the American party to be
the restriction of immigration, an educa­
tional suffrage, extension of the proba­
tionary period at least to fourteen years,
protection of the public school system
and ownership of American lands by
American citizens only.
George B. Rose of Little Rock on Sat
urday, for 85,000 of the Little Rock and
Memphis railroad bonds, transferred to
the little Rock and Memphis company,
as
reorganized, the entire, road bed, ties,
rolling-stock, shops, easements, fran­
chises, etc., of the Memphis and Little
Rock railroad, from the town of Hope
field, in Crittenden county, Arkansas, to
Little Rock, also the belongings of the
Memphis and Little Rock road in the
state of Tennessee.
Minnesota Matters.
Johnson's hardware store at Cannon
Falls was robbed of $300 worth of goods.
The safe in the general store of Alle
man & Lukens at Taopi was blown open
and $225 in money and valuables taken.
The Milwaukee depot at Zumbrota was
entered by burglars, but the midnight
mechanics received but a few dollars
their trouble.
The staff of The Duluth Daily Demo4%vf
crat has been made up, A. Dewey being
general manager and the force from The
Brainerd News freing retained.
The house of Joseph Heckman, of
Princeton, was struck by ligb|ning on
Saturday, and Mrs. Hecknun and Miss|fp
Ida King were badly shocked. Miss Kings
was partly paralyzed.
Iowa Items.
Davenport has set next August as the
time when she will have her electric rail
way in operation.
Dakota Doings.
The millers of Northern Dakota held a
meeting at Fargo and formed an associa
tion. 4
An electric light company has been or
ganized at Brookings and the machinery
will be ordered at once.
Yankton people have had a surprise,
occasioned by streaks of colored vapor I
apparent in the stream of water thrown
out by tbe artesian welL Natural gas
was the conclusion arrived at.
A man named Booth, a brakeman on
the Northern Pacific road, was taken to
the hospital at Fargo in a frightfully
mangled condition. He was coupling
cars at Glyndon. and his foot becoming
fast in a frog the cars backed over him,
cutting the right leg off at the thigli and
crushing his body.
G. F. Balch, a switchman ftVTtJ'go,
kept a hotel at Macon, Mo., ejtjyen yeiu"S.
ago, and during his absegeg' one day a
boarder took of horses and
Balch's 9-yea^old daughter, and he has
heard nothing of them until a few days
ago, ten he learned his daughter was
in San Antonio, Tex., and will at once
send for her.
Wisconsin Waifs.
Lightning struck the house of Fred P.
Kopf at Xeillsville, and his son, aged 13,
was killed.
Austin McCracken, of Markesan, Green
Lake county, has lived in the state sixty
two years and the county fifty-two years.
A signal service is to be established at
Chippewa Falls, sufficient funds for that
purpose having been secured by private
subscription.
J. M. Hagerty and A. S. Crawford,
arrested at Ashland last week for the
theft of a team of horses, heve been dis- v'
charged, Hagerty proving he had a bill of
sale of the horses.
Miss Lucy Johnson, daughter of Capt.
C. R. Johnson, of Black River Falls, died
suddenly at San Francisco, Cal., while
attending the convention of the National
Teachers' association.
Peter Hembel, of the town of Polk,
Washington county, will ask the govern
ment to redeem the charred fragments of
$88 worth of currency which he had .«•'
stored in an old stove for safe-keeping
without his wife's knowledge. The lat-.r
ter, daring the recent cold wave, flred
the contents of the stove to take the chill
not of the room.
New Labor Federation.
DUBUQCE, Iowa, July 25 —The new
federation of labor known as the trades
congress of this city has just completed
its organization and adopted a constitu­
tion. Its declaration of principles in­
cludes a free soil
1
Muscatine and Clinton will have addi
tional bridges across tbe Mississlpi. f•
It is claimed that $10,000 of damagsW-,
was done in Palo Alto county by the re-'
cent storm.

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