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DONELLTS VIEWS.
President of the Minnesota Alli­
ance Talks About the Wheat
Combine.
Gantloas Them Afalnst Being
Tools of Either Bull or Bear
Factions,
But to Use Their Own Judgment As to
When to Sell—Not Endorsed by
Minnesota's Alliance.
ST.PAUL,
July
25.
-To hold wheat or
ftot to hold it, that is the question at
present, vnd it appears to be a question
upon which the Alliance leaders are
much divided. The National Alliance,
with headquarters at Washington, de­
vised the plan of sending out circulars
to Farmers' Alliance men throughout
the wheat raising districts of the coun­
try, advising the holding of wheat for
better prices. The work is now in pro­
gress. most of it being done from St.
Paul on account of its location in the
centre of the great wheat belt.
W. H. Ayer, secretary to President
Polk, in an interview at Washington,
said that there have already been
400,000 of these circulasr sent out from
Washington, and that during the next
few days an average of more than
100.000 a day .will be mailed until more
than 1,000,000 circulars altogether are
issued. The circular, he said, will also
be published in about 2,000 weekly
papers with Which the bureau is con­
nected. Whether or not the circular
would have the desired effect he could
not say, but he thought it was already
being felt in the receipts at wheat cen­
ters.
Mr. Donnelly's View*.
But now comes Ignatius Donnelly,
president of the Minnesota Farmers'
Alliance, with a circular to the farmers
of the state. It is quite along docu­
ment, and not at all Accord with the
National Alliance circular. After ex­
pressing the hope that the scheme may
turn out fully as bright as it is painted,
lie says:
But I realize that when a few men
undertake, without proper pre-concert
and ^consultation, to affect the price of
great staple like wheat, and do it,,
.either directly or indirectly, in the
Farmers' Alliance, they are entering
upon a tremendous and dangerous ex­
periment. which may not only in its re­
coil crush them, bat injuriously affect
the Alliance itself. I desire, therefore,
to have it distinctly understood that the
State Farmers' Alliance of Minnesota is
in no wise responsible for this move­
ment, or for any conseqnence that may
flow from it. The time is not far dis­
tant when the whole fanning popula­
tion of the United States shall be
banded together for self protection, and
to resist the efforts of speculators to
break down the real value of their pro­
ductions but to do this through con­
sultation and wise action are necessary,
together with the establishment of some
bureau that will direct the sales other­
wise some farmers would get out at
extravagant prices and others be caught
in the collapse of the boom. I see Sir.
Pillsbury, the great miller of Minneapo­
lis, declares that wheat will touch $2 a
bushel within the next twelve months.
I understand that the English syndicate,
owing to the Minneapolis mills, now
hold 18,000,000 bushels of wheat. If the
price of wheat goes up 20 cents under
the holding back of the new crop, those
gentlemen would realize $3,000,000 and
get out. In the meantime the farmers,
who are hoping for $2 a bushel
Would Be Caught In the Slump,
and might have to sell in the spring at
ruinously low rates. And then every
farmer in the state would turn upon and
denounce the Farmers' Alliance, and
our great organization would be de­
stroyed. And' then the cry would go
forth, "why did not our president warn
us of these lawyers? He must have said
out to the syndicate!"
Where farmers can avoid rushing
their wheat into market, they should do
so by all means but let them keep
their eyes open, and do not become the
tools of bulls or bears either. In any
event, understand clearly that the
Alliance gives you no advice and is not
responsible for the mutations of the
future.
For the present the interests of the
millers are identical with the interests
«f the farmers in the great secret
and world-embracing battle which is
now raging, and we should do what we
reasonably can to help them in their
efforts to advance the price of our great
cereal. But this is a world of selfisn in­
terests, and we must watch ever our
allies.
POLK WAS MISQUOTED.
The Alliance President Says the Issue Is
Not the Tariff and Free Coinage.
WASHINGTON,
July
25.
President
Polk, of the Farmers Alliance, has just
returned from his Southern tour. Mr.
Polk said he had been quoted incorrectly
as saying that the great issue was the
tariff and free coinage and that with
these issues the Alliance would all
rally around the sub-treasury bill.
"Now," he said, "the issue is not the
tariff, the free coinage of silver, nor the
sub-treasury bill. The issue is the re­
form of our financial system and neither
vthe issuance of more money nor the
collection of less taxes would alone do
the people any good. The entire finan­
cial system of the government must be
changed before anything else that may
be done can correct the existing evils."
KMgnta Templar at ijurtnatown.
J*7EENSTOWN,
July
25.—The
Inman
steamer, City of Berlin,arrived here
over 200 Knights Templar from the
States on board. The knights
making a "pilgrimage" of Europe.
will at once proceed to Killarney
and Glengariff. After making a tour
of Ireland the "pilgrims" will visit Eng­
land and other parts of Europe. All the
members of the party are well.
Arrange for Pooling.
MONTREAL,
July
25.—A
THE ALTON MAKING TROUBLK.
A Special Meeting of the Western fu
senger Association Called.
CHICAGO,
July
85.—Western
railroads
are beginning to find o«t that it is not
the most desirable thing in the world to
have the Chicago and Alton out of the
Western Passenger association and at
liberty to make what rates may suit
them. Thursday the Chicago and Al­
ton announced a round trip of $6.50
from Kansas City to St. Louis. The
Wabash has already out the rate from
St. Louis to Detroit and return with the
privilege of returning via Chicago to $8.
Consequently the Alton announces a
through round trip rate from Kansas
City to Detroit and return via
the direct route through Chi­
cago of #14.50. The Ohio and
Mississippi has announced around trip
rate between St. Louis and Cincinnati
of #10.50. In connection with the Ohio
and Mississippi the Alton has announced
a round trip rate of #1? between Kansas
City and Cincinnati. The Atchison will
meet the Chicago and Alton rates
wherever it comes into competition
with that road and will use the #24.50
round trip rate from Kansas City to
Detroit as abasing rate from all points
on its lines west of Kansas City. Chair­
man Finley has called a special meeting
of the Western Passenger association
for Saturday morning to consider the
situation and especially rates for the
Grand Army, both of which are in a
very critical shape.
REGARDING MORTGAGE SALES.
An Important Decision Rendered In the
United States District Court.
AUGUSTA,
Ga., July
THE SHARON CASE AGAIN.
A California Landlady Has Bundle of
Letters She'll Give UD for S50.000.
SAN FRANCISCO,
July 25.—Publication
has been made of the fact that a bundle
of letters written by Justice Field and
Francis J. Newlands, Senator Sharon's
son-in-law, and bearing on peculiar pro­
cedure in the Sharon divorce case,
were in the hands of Mrs. Sarah Mitch­
ell, the landlady of Newland's confiden­
tial agent Charles Livingstone. It is
said that the woman wants #50,000 for
these letters, as she declares they are
worth that money, should she deliver
them to Sarah Althea. She faints that
they reveal many compromising trans­
actions in the Sharon case, especially
after the senator's death, but young
Sharon and Newland's both assert that
no snch letters are in existence. Justice
Field also says that she may print any
letters of his which she holds. The
case excites much attention here be­
cause of the mystery that has always
hung around the Sharon case, and be­
cause of the general belief that the
court was influenced by Sharon money.
ON THE RIO GRANDE.
A Collision at Carlisle. Colo., In Which
Four Are Killed and Several Injured.
DENVER,
Colo., July 25.—The narrow
gauge, east-bound express, from Salida,
Colo., on the Denver and Rio Grande
railroad collided with the broad guage
Salt Lake express going west, a few
miles from Carlisle, in the early morn­
ing. The trains were running at full
speed and were heavily loaded. The
engine and front coaches of both trains
were completely wrecked and four per­
sons were killed. The killed are:
George A. Ardell, engineer A. H. Par
ros, conductor C. M. Cole, express mes­
senger, and an unknown tramp. The
injured are: Ben Williams, H. C. Mul
nix, Henry Schumer, R. Robinson, news
agent H. C. Gibson, C. M. McAdams,
mail messenger.
Salvationists May Parade.
ST. PAUL,
July
{eaders
rise
London cable
announces the arrival in that city of
President Van Home of the Canadian
Pacific railroad. It states that the ob­
ject of Van Home's visit is to arrange
for the pooling of the receipts of the
jtrand Trunk and the Canadian Pacific.
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25.—Chief
Jastice
Gilfiilan has handed down a decision in
the Red Wing Salvation Army habeas
corpus case. Moore, the head of the
Red Wing army, was arrested for beat­
ing a drum, contrary to an ordinance of
the city council. The chief justice holds
the ordinance invalid, inasmuch as it
places the whole matter of license to
parade the streets in the hands of the
chief of police, who might deny the
right to one and grant it to another,
with no better reason than caprice. The
law, the chief jastice says, must operate
on all persons alike.
Blaine and Cleveland the Leaders.
SAN FRANCISCO,
July
25.
-Chief Jus­
tice Fuller, who is at Tacoma, said in
an interview Wednesday: "There is a
great deal of talk about Blaine in the
East as a presidential candidate and the
man from Maine is plainly the leader of
the party. Harrison's administra­
tion has been successful, but
I believe a great deal of its popularity is
due to James G. Blaine. He is a re­
markable man and it would not sur-
me to see Blaine and Cleveland
of the next political battle.
Peace In the A Ir.
CINCINNATI,
July 25.—There are offi­
cial whispers of peace in the air as
regards the fight now waging between
the American association and the Na­
tional league. The association people
are tired of the fray and it is said that
President Kramer, of that body, has
declared that the war must end even if
he has to make the first offer of peace.
This decision on the part of the associa
tion people will delignt every true lover
of the same.
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THANK THE POPE.
A Letter to Be Sent from the Bishops
of the United States to His
Holiness
Thanking Him for His Position In the
Capensljr Matter—How They
View It
Some of Them In Favor of Teaching
Nothing But English In the
Public Schools.
BALTIMORE,
25.—JudgeEmery
Speer, in the United States district
court for the Southern district of
Georgia, has rendered an important de­
cision in the case of Turner C. Thomas,
administrator, vs. The American Free­
hold Land and Mortgage Company, of
New York. This company lends money
to fanners and takes mortgages on land
so secure payment. Under the terms of
the agreements the company had the
right to foreclose on failure to meet a
note when due. This was done in the
Thomas case, and judgment was entered
up in the United States court according
to the terms of agreement. Adminirtra
tor Thomas brought a motion to set aside
the judgment and sale made there­
under, on the ground that the contract
was conditional, and though no defense
was filed, the court could not enter
judgment, except on the verdict of a
jury declaring that the conditions had
been violated. The case was argued
some weeks ago, and Judge Speer has
rendered a decision sustaining the above
position. Hundreds of similar judg­
ments have been taken throughout this
section, and the decision will probably
give rise to extensive litigation.
Md.. July
25.—A
special
to The Sun from Cape May says: "At
the next meeting of the Catholic heir
archy of the United States, a letter of
thanks will be sent to the pope in the
name of the bishops of the country,
thanking him for having rejected the
petition of Herr Capensly and his asso­
ciates. The heirarchy looks on the me­
morial as an unwarrantable interference
with the business of the Catholic church
of the United States. To a man the
bishops were against it. It was believed
that the scheme would bring ruin
and anarchy where peace now ex­
ists. The consequences of two bishops
in the same territory would be
disastrous. The position is considered
an insult to the American hierarchy and
the bishops were prepared to resent it if
necessary. It is more than likely that
in some sections of the country the lay­
men would have been called upon to as­
semble in mass meeting and denounce
the work of the meddlers. The bishops,
individually and collectively, believe
there should be no race in the United
Stales, and some of them are in
favor of the government taking
positive action in suppressing the
teaching of any language in
any school but the English language.
The trouble over the Capensly petition
it is said, grew out of the scheming of a
clique of Catholics of foreign birth in
this country who have been endeavoring
to perpetrate this foroign idea in the
United States. Since tbe rejection by
the pope of the petition it is believed
the instigator of it in this country was
moved by hopes of seif aggrandizement.
If there is any one characteristic of
the heirarchy of the Catholic church
more prominent than another it is
American and to make it such Cardinal
Gibbons has been laboring for years..
He believes that every Catholic bishop
should be a patriotic, because he is a
large property holder and his country's
interests are here. Secondly, the Cath­
olic bishop is a leader of the people,
and should in his life and work show
the character of patriotism. Archbishop
Ireland has joined Cardinal Gibbons.
He arrived in time to be present at a
dinner given by Mr. Cockrel Thorns, of
Philadelphia in honor of the Fifty
seventh anniversary of Cardinal Gib­
bons birth.
IF IT IS UNANIMOUS.
A Friend of Secretary Blaine Says He
Will Accept the Nomination.
DETROIT,
July 25.—The Tribune pub­
lishes the following: Captain William
A. Gavette. of this city, has received an
important letter from J. H. Manley, ef
Augusta, Me., in response to a letter
written by him on the 18th inst. The
subjects of inquiry on the part of Mr.
Gavette were the health of Secretary
James G. Blaine and his attitude affect­
ing the earnest desire of a multitude of
his admirers in the opinion of the party
to become its standard bearer in x892.
The replies are especially significant
when it is remembered that Mr. Manley
has for years been a warm personal
friend and the political helmsman and
advisor of Blaine. In effect Mr. Manley
says that Mr. Blaine has almost fully
regained his health and that he will re­
turn to Washington in the fall with all
his vigor and strength of both mind and
body. Briefly stated, it is learned from
Mr. Manley that the distinguished sec­
retary, in tne event of the Republican
party nominating him as their standard
bearer, will accept tbe nomination if
coming unanimously from that party.
Cable to tbe West Indies.
WASHINGTON,
July 25.—A new cable
to the West Indies is among the possi­
bilities of the near future, Mr.
F.
M.
Gisborne, the electrician of the govern­
ment of Canada, having recommended
the construction of a new line, after
visiting all the West Indies and collect­
ing statistics as to the volume of busi­
ness that may be expected from each
island. His report has been submitted
to a London syndicate and it is under­
stood that the necessary capital is at
hand.
Oat Meal Plant Completed.
FORT DODGE,
la., July 25.— After
eight mouths of well directed labor, the
big Heath oat meal plant, the largest in
Iowa and one of the largest in the West,
has finally been completely. The mam­
moth mill and elevator buildings have
been fitted with the finest and best ma­
chinery, and are now ready for business.
The first grist of oats will be ground
next week. The plant represents an in­
vestment of $125,OOo, and will be con­
ducted on the anti-trust plan.
A Woman with Many Aliases.
NEW YORK,
July
25.—Kate
Kirby,
alias Nettie Hamburgh, alias De Ford,
alias Howe, the woman said to have
been connected with Howe, tbe diamond
thief, has been arrested in Baltimore.
Her folks live in Baltimore and are
well-to-do and well connected. Her
father, Captain Kirby, owns a number
of tug boats and is wealthy and uni­
versally respected in the Monumental
City.
Wrecked by a Broken Rail.
DES MOINES,
Iowa, July 25.—The St.
Louis train No. 7 on the Wabash road
was wrecked about thirty-five miles east
of Des Moines. A broken rail caused
the accident and three coaches were
plunged down an embankment. Fifteen
people were in toe sleeper and in the
first coach. Of this number four were
injured, none fatally.
Crashed Into a Building.
BANGOR,
Me., July 25.—A freight
train, heavily loaded with timber, left
the track of the upper Stillwater branch
of the Maine Central railroad and
crashed into the house of Mrs. Mudgett.
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INCENSED RU8K.
The Secretary's Quaruutlne el Teune
Cattle Regarded as Intensely Sectional.
NASHVILLE,
July
25.—The
$65,000.
American
says: "Tennessee cattle dealers and
growers are very much incensed and ex­
cited over the recent order of Secretary
Rusk of the United States bureau of
agriculture, establishing quarantine re­
lations against Tennessee cattle except
for immediate slaughter, and declaring
to the world that a contagious and in­
fectious disease known as splenetic fever
exists in this and other Southern states.
The statement, so far as it relates to
Tennessee, is false and will have the ef­
fect of killing the cattle industry of tbe
state, if not entirely so as to exempt this
territory from the destructive provis­
ion of the order. Tennessee cattle are
not infected with splenetic fever or
pleuro-pneumonia, and the secretary's
order is regarded as exceedingly arbi­
trary and unjust, and intensely sectional
and purely to the interest ot the Western
cattle growers and the beginning of a
commercial warfare against the South.
Cattle dealers here and growers will
make an effort with the aid of a United
States senator who has air* :idy inter­
ested himself in the matter, to have the
secretary modify his invidious ruling."
miiniesora insurance freniium*.
ST. PAUL,
July 25.—The state auditor
has received a schedule showiug the
amount of premiums received by the
several insurance companies in the state
during the year. The amount is $^,8C0,
225.53, of which the state receives
|57,763.72. One-half of this amount is
paid to the cities and towns which have
tire departments and in wfcich these in­
surance companies do business. This
money is at present available. Of this
amount Minneapolis gets $10,195.12 St.
Paul, $7,837.95 Dili nth, $3,741.50
Winona, $685.16 Stillwater, $396.14
Faribault, $340.64 Mankato, $268.87
Red Wing, $225.88 St. Cloud, $252.94
Brainerd.$202.86 Rochester,$162,55 St.
Peter,$131.42 New Ulm,#185.03 North
field, $164.64 Moorhead, $144, and so
on down the list to Minneota, which
gets $1.64.
Largest Fig Orchard In the World.
SAN FRANCISCO,
July
in­
terest has been aroused among the peo­
ple of Pomona valley by the purchase
of
460
acaes of land with an option of
300
more, for the purpose of planting
the largest fig orchard in the world. S.
P. Mandeville representing a syndicate
of wholesale fruit dealers in Chicago
and St. Louis, has made the purchase
for
Large capital will be ex­
pended iu the irrigation system for land
and in dry houses and packing sheds for
the ripened figs. The syndicate will
import
73,000
young fig trees from Syria
for planting during next winter.
A Government Boat Burned.
OSCEOLA,
Wis., July 25.—The steamer
Mike Davis, engaged in government
work here, was totally destroyed by
fire at 4:30 a. m. Captain Hayes was
the first to discover the fire, but so
rapid was its spread that it was with
difficulty that his wife and children
were saved. The loss is total, as Cap­
tain Haves carried no insurance. His
faily and the crew barely escaped with
what clothing they could snatch from
from the flames. Captain Haves will
hire another boat and fulfill nil con­
tract with the government.
Petitioned Into Insolvency.
BOSTON,
July
25.—Francis
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F. Emery,
boot and shoe manufacturer, who re­
cently assigned, subsequently making
an offer of
cents on the dollar, has
been petitioned into insolvency by the
Hudson bank of Hudson.
O'Connor Sails for Home.
NEW YORK,
July
25.—The
Hon. John
O'Connor, member of parliament from
North Tipperary, has sailed for home
on the Augusta-Victoria.
BREVITIES
OF
NEWS.
Minor Happenings of the Day Given
Brief Mention.
The thermometer reached 102 degrees
at Portland, Ore., at 2 p. in. Thursday,
being the highest ever recorded there.
At New Orleans the jury in the case
of Emile Raginetto, the last of the al­
leged bribers, returned a verdict of not
guilty.
William E. Fitzgerald, convicted of
,the murder at Cleveland, O., of Police­
man Freed, has been sentenced to hang
Nov. 19.
Miss Bena Eckel, an heiress in Eliza­
beth, N. J., eloped with William M.
Bray, a constable, and they were mar­
ried at Trenton.
The steamer Kansas, which arrived
at Boston Thursday, had on board
thirty-two assisted Russian Jews. They
were detained and will be returned by
the next steamer.
The first casting of glass by the Penn­
sylvania Plate Glass company, of Ir­
win, Pa., occurred Thursday and was a
success. The largest light cast was
128
inches wide by 210 long.
Twenty-four foreign nations have now
officially accepted the invitation to par­
ticipate in the exposition. Russia, Tur­
key, Denmark, Persia and Egypt are
among the recent acquisitions.
Cecil Ralph Howard, sixth earl of
Wicklow and a representative peer, is
dead in the 49th year of bis age. Ralph
Francis, Lord Clonmore, the sun of the
late earl, succeeds to the earldom.
William Hacker is slowly sinking at
Shelbyville, Ind., and a few hours more
will close his eventful life. For many
years he has been known throughout
this country and Euiope as the best au­
thority upon the ritualistic work of Free
Masonry.
The Nicaraguan government pro­
poses to circulate a loan of 1,000,000
pesos. The loan will be refunded from
naif of the customs duties, which are
sufficient to meet the reimbursement in
four years. The loan is necessary to
meet growing exigencies.
Dr. Claflin, of Chicago, has been sum­
moned to London to participate in the
settlement of the Edwards estate, con­
sisting of property in New York valued
at #200,0000,000 and of which his wife is
one of the heirs. Dr. Claflin is a brother
of the present Mrs. Martin, who was
once Victoria Woodhull.
At Nyack, N. Y., a young Italian girl
named Ralto Northoali, while attempt­
ing to light a lamp dropped the burning
match upon her dress, immediately en­
veloping herself in flames and burning
her body in such a horrible manner that
she died in great aaronv
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STRIK E AND A RIOT.
Pennsylvania Miners Befuse a Radical
Bed notion and a Serious Con­
flict Beanlts.
Bus Beady to Take Their Places
Driven Into Barracks—Several
Injured.
Companies Credited with Inciting a
General Strike In Order to Brlnf
In Cheap Labor.
PLYMOUTH,
Pa., July 24.—A strike
and serious riot occurred at 6 p. m. at
the Nottingham colliery of the Lehigh
and Wilkesbarre Coal company,wherein
several persons were hurt. It is feared
that it is the precursor of troublous
times in the coal regions. On Monday
last the coal company brought here a
carload of foreign laborers,and Tuesday
more carloads came in after nightfall.
The new men were all recent importa­
tions of the lowest type of Slavic race.
As a gang of fifty men who enter the
mine every night to clear the gangways
were about to descend in the shaft to
begin their work, they were informed
that the rate of wages would henceforth
be reduced from $1.68 to $1.25 per day.
Those employed in the gang are all
Americans. The men held a consulta­
tion and unanimously
Reinsert to Accept the Reduction.
As soon as it was definitely known that
the rock men would not co into the
mine Foreman Connor dispached a mes­
sage to the ban acks,where the company
had installed their recent importations,
and in a few minutes a body of newly
arrived Huns were entering the colliery
yards, every man in anew working out­
fit which had been provided by the com-
Jor
25.—Great
iany. Their appearance was the signal
an outburst of hooting and groans
for the men were waiting to see tne out­
come of the affair. As the new men,
under the leadership of Superintendent
]ckie and Foreman Connor, walked in
tuc directien of the shaft
A Volley of Stones
and pieces of coal fell upon them. The
throwing of missiles continued until
several of the Huns dropped. At this
time a leader among the sympathizers
suggested that the men be driven to
their barracks and a bold rush was
made, sticks being freely used on the
unfortunate Huns who v/ere routed.
The Hun9 have barricaded themselves
in their barracks, and, as they are en­
tirely friendless it is probable that the
company will take them in the mines
under strong guards. Seven men sus­
tained serious cuts and contusions. It
is the general impression that the com­
pany's wish is to foment a general strike
and fill the mines with cheap labor.
NOT ANXIOUS TO FIGHT.
Coal Creek Miners Will Lay Down Arms
if the Lease Law is Repealed.
KNOXVILLE,
July 24.—The miners of
Coal Creek valley now pause to con­
sider. They are not as anxious to fight
as they were a few days ago, when only
a handful of men opposed them. The
governor had hardly reached the city
when a committee was at his feet, pray­
ing indulgence and begging for further
time. They say that they think that
they will induce their insurgent army
to lay down tneir arms and allow the
convicts to return to the mines if the
governor will promise to call an extra
session of the legislature and ask that
the lease law be repealed. A commit­
tee of citizens of this city met the gov­
ernor with the miners and joined in the
appeal. The governor has given them
until afternoon to restore order and al­
low the law to take its course in Coal
Creek valley. If it is not done by that
time he will have the troop go to the
scene and'maintain the diginity of the
state
At the Point of tbe Bayonet.
The troops are anxious to move and set­
tle the question as to who is the biggest,
the ttate of Tennessee or the miners of
Anderson county. They are thoroughly
disgusted with the attitude of the peo­
ple of this section and are not back­
ward in expressing themselves. A mass
meeting has just broken up and the
people are running through the streets
yelling, "Hurrahfor the miners." The
feeling is becoming intense and if the
governor is inclined to peaceful meas­
ures, such conduct will change his reso­
lution. Owing to mditions General
Carnes is enforcing 1 gid discipline and
the soldiers are demeaning themselves
quietly. Onlv a few who are on special
missions can be found on the streets.
Attempted Train Wrecking.
CUMBERLAND,
Md., July 24.—An at­
tempt to wreck a train on the Pittsburg
division of the Baltimore and Ohio rail­
road, twenty-three miles from here, was
made by placing obstructions on the
track for half a mile, consisting of large
stones and debris. Fortunately a signal
stop at Philston had given the express a
slow speed when the obstruction was
reached and but slight damage was
done.
An Old Soldier .Sleep*.
LA CROSSE,
July 24.—Lieutenant Col­
onel .I.E.Tourtelotte,formerly Sherman's
chief of staff, died at his home here.
He has been feeble for many years, and
was not in the habit of rising until
about 10 o'clock. As he did not come
from his room at that hour the servants
went to call him and found him dead in
bed.
Want to Know About State Money.
LA
CRossE,Wis., July 24.—A dispatch
from Viroqua, Wis., says Attorney J.
A. Aylward.of Madison, is here to serve
subpoenas on Secretary Rusk, and other
officers ot the Viroqna bank, to appear
for examination Aug. 4, and tell what
they know about state money deposited
in this bank during the Republican ad­
ministration.
Fought About a Woman.
ALEXANDRIA,
Va., July 24.—George
S. Smith was shot and killed by Jeffer­
son Phillips. Wednesday they had
some words about a woman. Smith
was one of Alexandria's most enterpris­
ing citizens and was for a Ions time
lieutenant of th6 Capitol police force at
Washington.
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CAMPBELL TALKS.
•e flay* Democrats Will Wla la Ohio*
Cleveland Invited to Take the Stump.
PITTSBURG,
July
24.—GovernorCamp»
bell, of Ohio, has arrived in Pittsburg
to attend the Randall club's fete cham
petre at Silver Lake grove. The gov­
ernor was met at the depot by a largo
number of prominent Democrats And
escorted to the Seventh Avenue hotel
for breakfast. After breakfast a grand
reception was tendered him at the Ran­
dall club and in the afternoon a bril­
liant reception was given in his honor
at Silver Lake grove. In an interview
on the political situation in Ohio, Gov­
ernor Campbell said the Democrats were
going to win their fight. He said he
expected a helping hand from ex-Presi­
dent Cleveland, and that the state cen­
tral committee would meet in Columbus
and Mr. Cleveland will be invited to
make six speeches during the campaign.
Governor Hill, of New York, Jerry
Simpson and Senator Peffer, of Kansas,
will also take the stump for the Demo­
crats. The two latter will be invited
by the Farmers' Alliance, whom tho
governor says are hand in hand with
the Democrats in Ohio.
NEBRASKA EXCITED.
The Belief Expressed That There Must
lie New' Election There.
OMAHA,
Neb., July 24.—A veritable
bomb was exploded in Nebraska state
politics by the announcement of Hon.
J. C. Watson, chairman of the Repub­
lican state central committee, that
General Thayer, who was declared gov­
ernor after the failure of James E. Boyd
to qualify for the position, could not
hold over and that the committee would
shortly be called together for the pur­
pose of considering the nomination.
The chairman states that he is con­
fident Thayer cannot hold over, and says
that the ablest lawyers in the state have
taken a similar position. The matter
has been submitted to the attorney
general. This announcement compli­
cates matters, in view of the fact that
the Republican supreme court rather
intimated in the quo-warranto proceed­
ings against Boya that Thayer would
hud over until 1892. This idea is in
line, however, with Alliance and Demo­
cratic ideas and it is now quite certain
that Nebraska will be disturbed by
fierce political combat at the approach­
ing election.
COLD AIR BY CONDUITS.
Kansas City's Plan for Overcoming the
Heat of Dog Days.
KANSAS CITY,
July 24.—Several of the
richest men in this city have organized
for the purpose of supplying cold air
throughout the city through conduits.
At a meeting of both houses of the com­
mon council the company was granted
a franchise to build mains and works
to carry out the proposed enterprise, the
first of the kind ever attempted in this
country. The projectors of the scheme
are confident or its success, and will sell
fresh air to any part of the city and re­
move the impure atmoephere at a very
low cost per square foot. The work of
laying the mains will begin at once and
probably by next summer the company
will be ready to supply the fresh air.
In the winter hot air will be sent
through the pipes.
DISASTROUS EXPLOSION.
Throe Killed and Vive Probably Fatally
Injured In Kentueky.
LITCHFIELD,Ky.,July24.—A
disastrous
explosion occurred on the farm of James
Durbin, in Edmonson county. Tho
boiler of a steam thresher exploded when
surrounded by men and quickly trans­
formed a pleasant harvest scene into
one of terror and death. Three men
were instantly killed by the flying
debris and escaping steam, and five
others were perhaps fatally injured.
The killed are: John DnrUn, Will
Basham and John Massy. Those dan­
gerously injured are: Peter Pierce, Kit
Yates, Job Blanton, Oliver, Phelpa and
Thomas Lindsay. The explosion is sup­
posed to have been caused by the water
becoming too low in the boiler.
A ROUNDHOUSE EXPLOSION.
Two Killed and Several Injured at
Plattsmouth, Neb.
PLATTSMOUTH,
Neb., July 24.—A ter­
rible explosion has occurred in the Bur­
lington and Missouri railroad round­
house. The ruins caught fire but the
fire was soon extinguished, and several
badly injured men were rescued. The
boiler of tbe engine had exploded and
two men were killed. Charles Hase
meyer, engineer of engine No. 12, was
cut in two by aboard and John Hand
man was buried beneath a pile of debris
with a hole in bis head.
FIRE STILL RAGINQ.
The Loss to the Great Republic Mine
Has Already Reached 9100,000.
ISHPEMING,
Mich., July
24.—Fire
ia
still raging in the Republic iron mine,
which is filled with smoke and flames.
There is no means of stopping the fire
but flooding the mine, which is nearly
as destructive to the property as the
fire. The loss is already in tne neigh­
borhood of $100,000.
TWIN CITY RACES.
Twenty-five Thousand Teople See Dona
tello Win tho Derby.
ST. PAUL,
July 24.—The Twin City
Jockey club races opened in the pres­
ence of about 25,000 people. The event
of the day, the Derby, was won by the
favorite, Donatello, Dundee second.
Ethel third. Time, 2:39 8-4.
uoiiiu Traveling ror BIS nesnn.
CHICAGO,
July 24.—Jay Gould and
party arrived at 4:50 p. m. and departed
for the Rocky mountains on the Omaha
limited over the Rock Island at 7 p. m.
Mr. Gould's visit West is solely in
search of health. He was accompanied
by his younger children, his private
secretary, Dr. Munn and
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H. H.
Clark, first vice president and general
manager of the Missouri Pacific and
Union Pacifio railroads.
A Council Blafli Failure.
COUNCIL BLUFFS,
la., July 24.—The
Kimball and Champ Investment com­
pany, of this city, has failed. Their
assets are placed at $400,000 liabilities,
$125,000. Kimball and Champ besides
being heavy stockholders in the invest­
ment company did a private banking
business. The assignment does not in­
clude the banking business or other pri­
vate affairs.
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