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FUNDING THE PACIFIC DEBT.
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THE OUTHWAITE BILL FINDS FAVOR
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PROVIDES FOR A FULL SETTLE­
MENT OF ALL CONTROVERSIES
By a method Which Secure* the United
States In the Payment of Over 8100,
000,000 'With Hort|t|e on the Entire
System—The Omaha' Public Building
Appropriation Rejected—Minor Doing*
of Congress.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—Senator Frye,
from the special committee on Pacific
railroads, reported back favorably with­
out amendment the Outhwaite bill for
funding that debt. The bill was accom­
panied by along report. Senator Frye
stated that the committee had found the
Union Pacific and the Central branch
thereof an easy matter to investigate, but
not so with the Central Pacific road,
which they had not yet reported on. He
fonnd the present worth of those debts
to be nearly $94,000,000, on which about
$15,000,000 interest had been paid at 5 five
"Percent. On their receipt the subject
had been referred to certain insurance
^actuaries, and on their report Senator
Frye saw the committee might offer an
amendment to this bill including the
Central Pacific railroad in its
provisions. The report is signed by
every member of the committee.
Accompanying the reports were a num­
ber of memorials from various boards of
trade in the West asking for the passage
of this bill. The report says the bill
will terminate all controversies relating
to the existence of a tax and sinking
fund, and will give to the United States
payment of over $10,000,000 on the prin­
cipal before maturity, and a semi-annual
interest of $12,000,000. It will also
give large additional security, insuring
the ultimate payment of the entire debt,
as the United States will if the bill, is
is adopted have a mortgage on the entire
system and all its property. The bill
also adopts only a practical course for re­
press of wrongs done the company and
the United States by compelling the com­
pany to allow the attorney general to use
its name in bringing suit to recover any­
thing belonging to it.
The House.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—Mr. McMillan
was elected speaker during the tempo­
rary absence of Speaker Carlisle by unan
imous consent. Mr. McMillan was ac
'corded loud applause by both sides when
he took the chair. The conference re
Import on the Omaha public building bill
was submitted. The conference agreed
rVS'to appropriate $400,000 for a site and
$800,000 for the building.
The conference report on the Omaha
if building was rejected, and a further con
inference ordered.
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ft Preserving War Relic*.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—The housenm
mittee on military affairs has ordered a
favorable report of the resolution calling
for information respecting the condition
_' of the flags, guns and other relics of the
last war, now scattered about among the
ifefearmy posts, arsenals and navy yards of
the country. This is incident to the col­
lection of these relics and their deposl
*1 tion In some central museum.
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Conference of Pby ({clans end Surgeon*
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—The congress
of American physicians and surgeons
holds Its first triennial session here Sep*
(ember 10, 19 and 20. The programme
for the session of the congress had not
expected
surgeons
will be present.
yet been fully arranged. It is
that about 400 physicians and
Cleveland Contribute*.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—The president
has quieted the fears of anxious govern
vS®«t employes who supposed they would
W%'.: endanger their official heads if they sub
--k\! scribed to campaign funds by himself
sending 9100 to. a "bureau of informa
if^tion," which is engaged in sending out
Democratic campaign literature.
Grover
at
Work Again.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. President
Cleveland, Col. Lamont and Postmaster
General Dickinson returned at 8:45 a. m.
in good health. The president,was driven
the White house, and is hard at work
ion the business which has accumulated
his absence.
Scheffer Decline*.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 1.—By the action of
Ramsey county Democrats in indorsing
him for governor, Albert Scheffer is
placed in an embarrassing position. He
has also been nominated by the Farmers'
alliance, and is an avowed candidate for
the Republican nomination for governor.
He has written to the chtdrman .of the
Ramsey county committee emphatically
dinning the Democratic nomination.
White Beaver on the War Path.
LA CROSSK, Wis., Aug. 1.—Dr. Pow­
ell, the Indian doctor of La Crosse, who
Is a candidatefor governor on the labor
ticket, has began to talk already. Those
who know him best say he will keep It
up until November without a struggle.
From what he says it is evident that the
labor people will make a vigorous cam-
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Donnelly for Governor.
LITCHFIELD, Minn., Aug. 1.—The ex­
ecutive committee of the Meeker County
Farmers' alliance met on Saturday for
the purpose of issuing a call for amass
meeting of the farmers of the county in
the near future. Resolutions were
adopted Indorsing Donnelly for governor.
Want to Hear Blaine.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1.—The Repub­
lican state executive committee have de­
cided to Invite Blaine to visit this coast
during the campaign.
GETTYSBURG.
FIELD
Another Reunion In September to De­
termine Accurate Fact* in History.
GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 1.—At a re­
cent meeting of the board of directors of
the Battlefield Memorial association it
was voted to open an avenue from the
terminus of Wright avenue, at the base
of Round Top, to the EmmitBburg road
along the original line of the battle' of
Farnsworth 'a brigade. As this driveway
will lead through a wild, picturesque
route, on which was some of the most
desperate fighting, and as it is important
that it be historically correct and follow
the original line of battle, the associa­
tion has called a reunion of the veterans
of the First Vermont, First West Vir­
ginia, Fifth New York, Eighteenth Penn­
sylvania and one squadron of the First
Ohio cavalry, with Elder's regular bat­
tery (whosie privilege it is to determine
this line), to meet at Gettysburg Sept.
25, nexfc
THIRTY-FOUR CREMATED.
Nearly Two Score of Horae* Roasted to
Death in a Big New York Stable Fire—
A Horrible Tragedy Brought to Light In
Chicago—Other Casualties and Crime*.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.—John Bayard,
night watchman of the Mutual Benefit
Ice Company's station, West Thirteenth
street, while feeding the stock at at early
hour, accidentally set fire to a pile of hay
by overturning a lamp. Thirty-four
horses belonging to the company were
roasted to death. People in the adjoin­
ing tenement houses were panic-stricken
and were restrained with much difficulty
by the police from jumping from the
windows.
A DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
The Dead Bodies of a Murderer and HI*
Victim Discovered in Chicago Resi­
dence.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—A horrible tragedy
was brought to light at midnight. A
foul odor iBsuingfrom a flat at 150 South
Sangamon street caused officers to force
an entrance. On the floor lay the body
of Mrs. Hush, clad in a night dreBS,
her throat cuc from ear to
ear. The body of her husband,
Henry Hush, was hanging from
a transom. There was an ugly gash in
his side, showing that after murdering
his wife he had attempted suicide by
stabbing himself. Failing in this he
hung himself. The couple- had lived
happily together for sixteen years. It is
believed he was insane from recent 111-
Death from a Clear Sky.
WINONA, Minn., Aug. 1. —William
Small, an old citizen and prosperous far­
mer, living on a large farm between
Utica and St. Charles, was struck dead
by a bolt of lightning. The current en­
tered at the back of the neck and fol­
lowed down the spine, tearing this trous­
ers and shoes completely off. The sky
was clear at the time, though a storm
soon after came up.
Wnnt the Yonnger Brothers Liberated.
STILLWATER. Aug. 1.—A circular is
being industriously circulated, written
by W. H. Harrington, late chaplain of
the Minnesota state prison. The circular
is in the interest of the Younger broth­
ers, saying that their ten years' impris­
onment has satisfied the demands of
just fee, wherefore they should be lib­
erated.
Two Deaths at L* Sueur.
LK SUEUR, Minn., Aug.'l.—F. A. Hart,
of St. Peter, was drowned in the Minne­
sota at this place. He bad been to Hen­
derson after a load of malt, and was re­
turning via the iorry road. A girl aged
13, Miss Anna, daughter of Mrs. John
Felber, of this city, was also drowned in
the rivet while in bathing with several
other children.
All Three Were Drowned.
HALIFAX, Aug. 1.—Garrett Roache,
aged 50, keeper of a sailors' boarding
house, with his only son, aged 18, and a
nephew, Benjamin Wells, also aged 13,
went out sailing in a small boat in the
harbor yesterday afternoon. The boat
was struck by a squall and capsized. All
three were drowned.
Much Provisions Cooked,
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 1.—The new
five-story building owned by P. Bishman
& Co., wholesale grocers, was gutted by
fire about midnight. There was a stock
of goods valued at $200,000 in the build­
ing, $120,000 of.which wasdestroyed in­
surance, $75,000.
Canndlnn Offlclal Drowned.
•OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 1.—A. N. Green­
field, of the department of -railways and
canals, was drowned in Rideau canal
while bathing before the eyes of his
friends, who could not help him.
A Fatal Wind Storm.
LIDGERWOOD, Dak., Aug. 1.—A heavy
wind storm demolished a house belong­
ing to John Jelenick, north of East Stiles,
killing the owner. The storm was ac­
companied by some hail, and wheat is
•lightly injured.
Killed by Lightning.
CALUMET, Mich., Aug.* 1.—A terrible
thunder storm struck this section Mon­
day. Mrs. Adolph Bajare and Mrs. Ezra
Michel son
were struck by lightning, and
the latter killed.
Two Children Drowned.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.—Kate and Dennis,
children of Patrick J. Bynes, were
drowned in the harbor by the upsetting
of a row boat. The father was saved
with difficulty.
Telegrapher* to OiganlMf.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 1.—All general
organizers of the Knights of Labor here
have received instructions from Mr. Pow
derly to organize the telegraphers.
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JAMESTOWN DAKOTA
APACHES OFF THEIR BASE.
RED DEVILS LEAVE THEIR RESERVA­
TIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS,
AND ALARMED SETTLERS FEAR A
GENERAL OUTBREAK.
Troops Sent in Pursuit of the Cut-Throats
Have
a
Skirmish With
a
TUCSON, A. T., Aug. 1.—One hundred
Apache Indians of the San Carlos, Cal.,
reservation have taken to the moun­
tains. Three Indian scouts have been
killed by prospectors. Settlers are be­
coming alarmed and a general outbreak
is feared. Troops have been sent in pur­
suit of the fleeing Indians.
WAR DEHARTMENT INFORMED.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—The war de­
partment has received a telegram from
the commanding officer at San Carlos,
Ariz., as follows:
"At request of the acting Indian agent,
I sent Capt. Lee, Tenth cavalry,
with his troop and some scouts np
San Carlos to arrest three Indians,
reported intrenched in rocks and resist­
ing. Lee, upon arrival, found they had
fled. The command followed several
trails, upon one of which they were found.
The scouts exchanged shots with a small
party said to belong to Cassadias' band.
The scouts think they killed one Indian.
About 5 or 6 p. m. some scouts and herd­
ers driving 250 agency cattle to the graz­
ing camp were attacked by a party of In­
dians fifteen miles from here. The scouts
and herders fled, and what became of the
cattle is as yet unknown. There may be
serious trouble with the Indians. The
bands are those of Cassadais and Chil
chuaua. Seicer thinks if the Indians will
leave the reservation they will go north
and west. The line to Apache has been
down several days.".
THE FREE ZONE.
Talk of Its Abolishment Cause* Much
Consternation Among Foreign Investor*
In Central America.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 1.—The steamer
Professor Morse, Capt. Hardie, from Cen­
tral American ports, reports that the late
decree of the Guatemala government
abolishing the free zone at Livingston
and Santo Lomas has created much con­
sternation in that vicinity, and a large
delegation of the principal merchants
and foreign consuls left for the capital
July 20 to endeavor to have the decree
annulled. The free port was originally
decreed to be for ten years, but barely
six have passed, and these foreigners
who were induced thereby to invest large
capital in merchandise and planting will
lose heavily if the free zone is abolished
so suddenly.
Investigating Trunk Line Discrimination.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—The interstate com­
merce commission met at the Palmer
house and commenced the consideration
of the case ot the district board of trade
and the merchants and manufacturers of
the district against the New York Cen­
tral, Grand Trunk and West Shore rail­
ways. The complaint is that merchants
of Detroit have suffered by unjust dis­
crimination at the hands of 'the trunk
line's system in favor of Chicago.
Made a Hideous Discovery.
DUBUQU$, Iowa, Aug. 1.—While exca­
vating for anew brick block in East Du­
buque workmen unearthed the skeletons
of five men. A bullet hole was found in
one of the skulls. Years ago the site was
occupied hy an evil resort, and several
mysterious disappearances are called to
mind in connection with its history. It
is thought other remains will be found.
Ravages of Chinch Bugs.
JORDAN, Minn., Aug. 1. Winter
wheat is all harvested and considerable
of it is in the stack. In this vicinity the
chinch bugs are raising sad havoc with
the spring crop. There will not be one
third of it cut, and perhaps not that
much if the bugs continue their ravages.
Oats is a good crop.
The R. R. V. Progressing.
WINNIPEG, Aug. 1.—The rails on the
Red River Valley road have been laid
across Scratching river into Morris. Con­
struction material for twenty-six miles is
now on baud, and the road is expected to
reach Winnipeg in three weeks.
Officers of the Sixth Iowa.
MASON CITT, Iowa, Aug. 1.—At the
special election of officers for the Sixth
regiment, Iowa National guard, C. W.
Boutin, of Hampton, was elected colonel
It. B. Raymond, of Hampton, liebtenant
colonel, and J. N. Emery, of Lemars,
major.
Moor head's New Race Course.
MOORHEAD, Aug. 1.—Two thousand
dollars was raised in one day and that
much more promised for the purpose of
leasing fifty acres of ground near the
city, to be used as fair grounds and race
course.
8ale of ar Veneering Mill.
ELLSWORTH, Wis., Aug. l.—The large
veneering mill at Beldenville, which
pares steamed basswood logs up into
sheets of any desired width, has been
sold to the Hudson Manufacturing com­
pany. The former owners were Derby &
Gilmer, of Boston.
KV Wisconsin Sons of Herman.
NEENAH, Wis., Aug. 1.—The annual
meeting of the grand lodge of Sons of
Herman has come to a close. Forty
seven lodges were represented in the con­
vention. The election of officers re­
sulted in the unanimous re-election of
the old board.
Minnesota Matters.
The state conference of the Farmers'
alliance and labor organizations will be
held in St Paul August 28.
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THURSDAY
Detached Band
—•Agency Herders Attacked and Cattle
Stampeded—Three 8couts Killed.
A Quarter of Million Set Aside by the
Senate to Reclaim the Western Desert.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—In the senatt
Mr. Bowen offered an amendment to the
sundry civil bill appropriating $250,000
to investigate the extent to which the
arid region of the United Statee
can be redeemed by irrigation. Mr.
Reagan offered as an amendment
that all the lands which may be desig­
nated for reservoirs and canals for such
irrigation shall be reserved as the prop­
erty of the United States, and shall not
be subject to entry or settlement, until
hereafter provided by law. The amend­
ment was then agreed to. The project
contemplates the segregation of the irri­
gable lands in arid regions and the selec­
tion of sites for reservoirs and other hy­
draulic works, the work to be done by
the geological survey, under the direc­
tion of the secretary of the interior.
WILL NOT MEET KILLEN.
The Police Gacette Champion Disposed
to Ignore the Pretensions of the North­
western Slugger as Long as* Possible-
Minneapolis to Remain In the Western
Rase Ball Association—Base Ball
8core*.
NEW YORE, Aug. 1.—It has leaked out
that Pat Killen has made arrangezrients
to force Jake Kilrain to flght for the
championship, and his backers will make
the stakes as large as Kilrain desires. A
prominent sporting man in this city Sat­
urday received a letter from Killen'e
backers in St. Paul to this effect, and
saying he would come to New York in
September with any quantity of money.
When the representative of Kilrain's
backer was spoken to about the matter
he said: "Neither Kilrain nor Fox will
pay any attention to Killen's challenge,
for, as I understand it, the St. Paul
slasher wants Queensberry rules to gov­
ern. We won't have anything to do with
Killen under Queensberry rules. All
championship battles for the belt must
be under prize ring rules."
"But suppose Killen challenges for a
prize ring rule flght?"
''That will be different. If he does so
it is probable he will be accommodated."
A Prominent Mason Dead.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 1. -Dr. Robert
Morris, poet laureate of Masonry, died
at Lagrange of paralysis. Dr. Morris
was known not only as a leading Mason
of this country, but was recognized as a
leader in that order throughout the
world. y'.
Kannck vs. Yankee
OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 1.--Alexander
Hay, a wealthy resident of Cornwall and
a candidate for parliament, recently lost
$3,000 at three card monte to two United
States gamblers, who came over ostensi­
bly to purchase farming property.
Havlin and Mnrphy to Fight.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.—All prelimina­
ries for the feather-weight championship
prize flght between Jack Havlin, of Boa
ton, and Frank Murphy, of England,
have been arranged, and the men will
meet in the ring before Saturday morn­
ing and battle for $2,000 in stakes and ,an
added purse of S2,000. Where the battle
will take place is yet a secret, and ar­
rangements are made to have only thirty
present.
Dafnr and Sorakicbl.
MARLBORO, Mass., Aug. 1.—The wrest­
ling match last night between H. W.
Dufur and Matnada Sorakichi was won
by Dufur. The first bout was catch-as
catch-can and won by the "Jap" in
twenty minutes. Dufur won the second,
collar-and-elbow, in four minutes, and
the third, Greco-Roman, in twelve. min­
utes. Frank Magnire was referee. •,
Minneapolis 8tlll in the Association.
MINNAPOLIS, Aug. 1.—A syndicate of
sporting men has been formed which will
put in enough cash to keep the base ball
franchise in this city. The capital stock
is to he placed at $10,000,: divided into
200 shares of $50 each.
Engllsn Raceg.
LONDON, Aug. 1.—For the Steward's
cup there was a great field and an excit­
ing race. Tib won the cup, with Bis­
marck second and Shrew third. Twenty
one starters.
BENEFITS FOREIGN POWERS.
Other Countries Said to Have Been More
Benefitted Than Germ any by Williams'
Visits.
LONDON, July 1.—What advantages
have been gained by the emperor's trip
to St. Petersburg are clearly on the side
of Russia, both in respect to weak­
ening the triple alliance and i& re­
gard to the settlement of the Bul­
garian question in the near
future and to the satisfaction of the czar,
and it does not now appear that the
German emperor scored a single point.
Austria is certain to interpose objections
to the predominance of Russia in set­
tling matters in Bulgaria, and it is
difficult 14 see how Germany, in
view of the promises made by Em­
peror William to the czar, can support
Austria's claims. All things considered,
it is quite apparent that the imperial
meeting has been barren of the beneficial
results to Germany which Germans be­
lieved would follow.
Foor Were Drowned.
VICTORIB, B. C., Aug. 1.—On Satur­
day four young men hired a sail boat to
go to Race rocks. Nothing was heard of
them until Monday, when some Indians
arrived and reported a man found
drowned in a boat three miles outside
Esquimanlt harbor. Officers imme­
diately proceeded to the place indicated
and fonnd the boat bottom up with the
body of H. E. L. Smith, a young school
teacher, under it. There was no trace of
the other bodies.
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SLAVERY IN CHICAGO.
STARTLING DISCLOSURES REGARD­
ING THE LIFE OF FACTORY GIRLS.
Hundreds of Grown Women Working
Year After Tear for the Munificent
Sum of Sixteen Cents Day In Dens
Unfit for Wild Beasts to 'Herd In—No
Wonder "Things Are Cheap in
Chicago."
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—The Times contin­
ued its exposure of the slave-driving
business carried on in Chicago factories.
Ellinger's cloak factory, on Madison
street, was visited. The girls were found
here working for 16^ cents a day. The
atmosphere of the room was polluted by
the stench arising from the river on one
side and a row of closets on the other.
Experienced cloak makers earn 30 cents
a day and furnish their own needles.
At Wetherell's corset factory, on Wa­
bash avenue, 17-year-old girls were work­
ing nine hours per day for 80 cents a
week, and a recent cut in wages made it
only 13 cents a day, out of which the
girls had to pay car fare or walk long
distances. The average wages is $1.50
cents per week. More startling disclos­
ures than any that have yet been made
are promised in a few days.
DAMAGED $50,000.
One Chicago Firm Thinks the Exposure
of It* Methods Has Done Them That
Much Harm.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—The Times has a
130,000 libel suit on its hands, the "Never
Rip Jersey" company having filed com­
plaint against it in the circuit court, al­
leging that they had been damaged that
amount. This is one of the manufactur­
ing firms whose methods have been ex­
posed by The Times in its "Slavery in
Chicago" articlss.
MEXICAN TIN MINES.
They Are Said to be the Richest of the
Kind In the World.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 1.—A company
has been formed in this city with a capi­
tal stock of $1,000,000, the object being
to open a tin mine in Mexico near De
rango. A tract of land has been
purchased covering an area of ten
miles square. An expert who assayed
the ore says it will yield from 25 to
32 per cent, tin, which is the largest in
the world. The distributing point will
be El Paso, angt from there pig tin will
be shipped to J^ew York. A number of
factories will be started soon to manu­
facture tin, and it is believed the pro­
duct from England, which amounted to
$24,000,000 last year, will be shut out
entirely after the different works are
started.
DEMOCRATS DELIBERATING.
Natlonnl Executive and Campaign Com­
mittees at Work in New York.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.—The national
Democratic and campaign committees
both met at party headquarters. The
executive committee went into session at
noon for the purpose of reviewing cam­
paign work thus far, and arranging a
campaign for the future. The cam­
paign committee meets immediately
after to act on plans adopted by the ex­
ecutive committee.
RIVALED THE BALLET GIRLS.
Lightning Causes Palmer House Guests
to Display About the Same Scant Cos­
tume Usually Seen on the Stage.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—During a severe
electric storm lightning struck the great
flag-staff on the roof of the Palmer
house, smashing it into toothpicks. The
terrible crackling sound which accompa­
nied it awoke every guest in the house.
Women rushed from the rooms endisha
bille, scampered about the corridors, and
a general alarm prevailed for several
minutes until the cause was discovered.
Cable Bates Advanced.
NEW YORK Aug. 1.—The formal
agreement between the cable companies
advancing the rates to 25 cents per word
wax signed in London by the representa­
tives" of the foreign companies. Dr.
Green, president of the Western Union,
also signed the document, as well as
Hector DeCastro, vice president of the
Commercial Cable company. The new
rate goes into effect Sept. 1.
Quiet in Stevens County.
LIBERAL, Kan., Aug 1.—Gen. Myers
and Attorney General- Bradford arrived
here and soon after started for Stevens
county to prevent further bloodshed and
presumably to arrest the parties who
killed Sheriff Cross and deputies. Every­
thing is now quiet, but the trouble is not
over yet, by any means.
Where Seven Misses Fuller Will Reside.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—Chief Justice
Fuller has fixed upon his residence in
this city. He has chosen one of the finest
houses in Washington, erected on Four­
teenth street just beyond the boundary,
on College hill.
William Will Visit the Pope.
BERLIN, Aug. 1.—Emperor William
will pay a visit to the pope immediately
after his arrival at Rome, and before go
ing to the quirinal. The emperor has
decided upon this programme in order
not to offend the pope.
Decorated Prince Waldemar.
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 1.—Before Empe­
ror William left this city he conferred
the order of the Black Eagle on Princc
Waldemar, who is spoken of as the next
Prince of Bulgaria.
Monarcbs Are Getting Sociable.
LONDON, Aug. 1.—The King of Swe­
den and Norway will visit the czar. He
is expected to arrive at St. Petersburg
about Aug. 15.
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NO OFFICIAL INFORMATION.
The Interior Department Does Not Knew
Officially That Sioux* Refuse to Sign the
Treaty,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—Mr. Muldoon,
assistant secretary of the interior, says
that the department has received no offi­
cial information as to the refusal of the
Indians to sign the Sioux treaty. "Nor,"
said he, "do we expect to have any state­
ment from the commissioners unless
they shall be able to arrive at a result, or
until it shall become apparent that they
will not be able to come to a conclusion.
We had no intimation that the treaty
would not be signed."
"And if it should not be signed, what
could the department do about it?"
"Absolutely nothing. The language
of the law is very explicit that the agree­
ment must be signed by two thirds to be
valid, and if two thirds shall not sign
there can be no treaty. The efforts of
the department under the law which
authorizes the appointment of the com­
mittee will have to come to an end."
Senator Sabin expressed great surprise
that the Indians had refused to sign, and
could hardly credit the report. All of
his Information had been that the treaty
would be signed. Congressman Llnd
thofight that some plan would yet be dis­
covered by which the Indians would be
made to see that the treaty would be of
benefit to them. rfsfs?
PARAGRAPHIC NEWS'.
The Cincinnati Grand hotel, H. C. Gil
more & Co., proprietors, has gone into
the hands of a receiver.
Father Jonekan, a pioneer Catholic
missionary of Victoria, B. C., and ad­
ministrator of the estate of the late Arch­
bishop Segher is dead.
The St. Paul and Kansas City road is
open to St. Joe, Mo.
It is expected that Mr. Bayard's fish­
eries treaty will be rejected in the senate
by a strict party vote.
Senator Palmer, of Michigan, author­
izes the statement that he will not be a
candidate for re-election.
Gen. Schofield denies the report that
he is to take command of the army dur­
ing the temporary disability of ,Gen.
Sheridan.
President Cleveland's letter of accept­
ance is expected this week. It is said
that he was unwilling to write it until
the house had acted on the Mlls bill.
Barry, of the Cork Athletic club, beat
the record at New York in throwing the
16-pound hammer. The distance was 122
feet 6^ inches.
John Zachar, the Racine, Wis., faster,
is slowly regaining his former strength.
This case goes on record as showing the
control of brain over digestive organs.
For the half year ending June 30, the
gross earnings of the Canadian Pacific
railway were $5,833,390, and working ex­
penses $4,718,520, leaving a net profit of
$1,113,870.
The Weston Lqmber company's plan­
ing mill and warehouse at Manistique,
Mich., were burned. The loss is $50,000,
covered by insurance. Several of the
employes were badly burned while fight­
ing the fire.
Mrs. H. E. Brown, of Mason City,
Iowa, is being watched by detectives, as
she is supposed to know something of the
poisoning of her son Jesse and father-in
law, H. L. Brown. Letters written to
her have been intercepted and statements
have been made which, if not explained,
will lead to her arrest for the murder of
the Brown family.
The sheriff of Fremont, Neb., arrested
Fred Sharer and Mrs. Maud Peterson
Saturday on a telegram from Hermosa
county, Dak. The girl is but 14 years of
age and ran away and married Peterson,
who was arrested by the girl's father,
and Sharer, who is a minister, was tak­
ing the girl to Wisconsin. Peterson was
was acquitted of the charge of abducting
the girl and the marriage declared legal.
The husband and father of the girL have
started for Fremont, and there are indi­
cations of a big fight for her possession.
The New Goyernor Squelched Prohibi­
tion.
OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 1.—The reign of
prohibition in the Canadian Northwest
has ended. Hon. Mr. Royal, the new
governor, who has only been in office
since July, has already upset the pre­
vious order of things, and has now de­
cided to grant permits for the importa­
tion of beer. Temperance people are in
dignant. VT-V
Decrease of tht Public Debt.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—It is estimated
at the treasury department that there has
been a decrease of 93,500,000 in the pub­
lic debt during the month of July. Over
$14,000,000 were paid out during the
month for pensions.
One Lens Wlnnipegger.
WINNIPEG, Aug. 1.—F. S. May, lately
one of Winnipeg's "fly" young men, has
skipped town, leaving shortages in his
accounts to the amount of $800. He was
acting as agent of Fairbanks & Co. and
Libby, produce and commission dealers
of Chicago.
Annual Examination.
NEWPORT, R. I., Aug. 1.—The annual
examination of the class of naval officers
under instruction at the torpedo station
has begun. The examination will cover
all modern and improved torpedo prac­
tices.
Poor Navigation.
Aug. 1. —TheJ
AITKIN, Aug. 1. —The Mississippi
river between Aitkin and Grand Rapids
is in a very bad condition for boats since
the water has fallen on account of the
snags and trees in the main channeL
Veto on a Vacation.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.—Pension bills
by the score are being piled upon the
president's table in the* Whits House in
the hope that the ten-day limit will make
them laves before tbe president has time
to scrutinize them and veto the most of
them.
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