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VOL. 12, NO. 8.
THE GRAND ARMY. The National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at Minneapolis Brings Together the Veterans of the Late War From all Sections of the Country. Queen Victoria Congratulates the People of the United States on the Rescue of Lieut. Greeley. South Dakota Discovers a Phenomenon in the Shape of a Well of Natural Gas. Another Hail Storm Visits the Cow Counties and Damages the Crops Considerably. Interesting Items of News The National Encampment. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 22.—All incoming trains are running in sections and are loaded down with Orand Army delegates. General Logan came in over the Milwaukee on a special at noon and was given a grand reception all along the line of march from the depot to Gen. Washburn's residenoe, whose guest he is. At the West hotel a great crowd was collected and cries for a speech went up. General Logan bowed his acknowledgment, but declined to speak. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis hwa thrown open all private residences, and the crowds can hardly be accommodated. The great rush is reserved for tomorrow, when the grand parade will occur. At 11 o'clock today the first addresses were delivered at Gamp Baath, located in the fair grounds. Besides Commander-in Chief Beath, Department Commander' Babb, Governor Hubbard and Mayor Villsbury, the speakers announced for the occasion, there were upon the stand Governor J. M. Busk of Wisconsin and a body guard consisting of six c-armed and six one-legged veterans Ex Governor Lucius Fairchild, of Wisconsin Gen eral Paul Van Voort, post commander: Senior Vice Commander Warner, of Missouri General Charles Grosvenor, of Ohio General John H. Gibson, of Ohio, and others. Malor B. B. Hen derson introduced Governor Hubbard, who de livered the address of welcome. Atthecloseof Governor Hubbard's address, Commander in Ohief Beath responded on behalf of the Grand Army of the Bepublic and waa ol 'owed by Mayor Pillsbury, Seaior Vice Commander War ner, of Missouri, Generals S. Grosvenor and Gibson, of Ohio, Captain Snyder, camp com mander, and General Paul Van Voort. General Sherman came in the afternoon and received a royal weloome. The decorations of publio and private buildings surpass anything ever before attempted in this city and elicit the most com plimentary remarks from all visitors. Tomor row is to be the great day, the grand parade taking place at nine o'olcck in the morning The First Minnesota regiment held a reunion and banquet at the Syndicate hotel, Lake Cal houn, tod a). The queen Congratulates WASHINGTON, July *22.—The president re ceived the following cable message from Queen Victoria today: London, Julv 21.—To the President of the United States,'Washington, D. C.: The queen heartily congratulates the president and people of the United States on the rescue of Lieut. Greeley and the gallant survivors of the Arctic expedition. She trusts that favorable reports have been received of the sufferers. (Signed.) THE QUEEN, IBiguea Windsor Castle. The president replied as follows: To the Queen of Great Britain, Windsor Castle: The president for himself and for the people of the United States, sincerely thanks the queen foi her message of welcome upon Lieut. Greeley and the survivors of his party, and is happy to say favorable reports are received as to their health. The president takes thii occasion to express and renew his high appreciation and that of the people of the United States for the timely gift of the Alert, which generous aot added spirit and enoour agement to the expedition. (Binned.) CHEOTEB A. ABTHUB, President of the United States. DISPOSITION OF THK BODIES. Secretary Lincoln had a conference with Ge». Hazen this forenoon aa to the disposition of the bodies of tha dead of the Greeley expedition. It is probable they will be taken to Governor's island, New York harbor, and plaoed in charge of Major General Hancock until a decision shall be reached as to the final disposition. Why Garlington left So Supplies. WASHINGTON, July 22.—Mr. Linden Kent, counsel for Lieut. Garlington before the court of inquiry, has written a letter to Gen. Hazen, chief "gnal ©ffioer, calling attention to the fact A?that the lives of eighteen of Greeley's party we re lost because of the failure o* Garlington "ilio deposit sufficient provisions at Cape Sabine, and that was Garlington's resson for notleaving more because of Haaen's orders to him not to do Kent desires that Garlington be relieved from the suspicion that it was Us own (Garlington's) faultthata larger supply waa not left at Cape Sabine instead of being brought back to St. Johns for future use. Gen. Hazen says Lieut. Greeley literally accomplished everything be was sect to do, and brought his party safely to the point where his rejponsibility ended, viz: Cape Sabine. The Dade Conference. NEW YOKK, July 22.—The meeting of the independents opposed to Blaine and Logan was held at the University Club theatre today. Among those present were George William Cur tis, Carl Schurz, Clarence M. Bowers, Benjamin H. Bristow, W. C. Beach and Francis C. Barlow. Curtis called the conference to order and wel comed the delegates. Carl Schurz was elected president and made an address in which he praised Governor Cleveland, of New York. Committees were appointed and afterward Col. Thoe. Lyman made an address. A Baltimore Fire. BALTIMORE, July 22 —The works of the Bell Guard Company, at Locust Point, with contents, were destroyed by fire, causing a loss how esti mated at $200,000. The building «as of wood and a strong south wind caused the fire to spread so rapidly that the efforts of the fire depart ment could not check it. The fac tory included sulphur and aoid departments with lead chambers of large capacity. When the roof fell there were seven members of engine company No. 12 on it, bnt all escaped without serious injury. Included in the stock was a large quantity of sulpbnr, the fumes from which nearly suffocated the firemen. Insurance, $85,000. South Dakota's Storm. SIOUX FALLS, Dak., July 2J.—Seven fatalities are reported in this county by Monday's storm. Mrs A. Scott of Lyons township, struck by lightning while taking refuge with her family in a oellar Mrs. John Hall of Higbland town ship, struck by the wreck of a house blown down a child of Pater Degill of Highland township two children near-Dell Bapids daugh ter of Samuel Hockinsiwest of Dell Bapids. No estimate is yet possible of the total loss in the country. Beporte from Dell Bapids plaoe the damage on the village and surrounding section at $100,000, and at Valley Springs $50,000. The loss in the immediate vicinity of Sionx Falls is not over $3,000. The damage to crops here is not near so bad as feared. The Terrible Scourge. PABIS, July 22.—Thirty-eight de ths from cholera at Marseilles last night and 28 at Toulon. A panic was created at Toulon tonight by the arrival of 100 coffins ordered from Mar seilles. In order to allay the excitement it was" found necessary to send the coffins back. At a meeting of the municipal counoil of Paris the director of public aid declared that no case of genuine Asiatio or sporadic cholera had been reported' at the Paris hospital. The deaths attributed to cholera were really due to other oanses. Another Bad Storm. HUBON, D. T., July 22.—A fearful hail storm three miles in width swept over the rich farming country two miles from this city, its course being northwest to southeast. At a point due west of here, six miles diagonally southeast, the damage was fully fifty thousand dollars to crops. Farmers are much disoouraged, yet no real suffering will result. The storm lasted half an hcur, hailstones falling as large as hem eggs. Michigan's Forest Fires. FAB WILL, Mich., July 22.—The forest fires which have been raging in this vicinity since Thursday last have now completely surrounded the town. Citiz9ns have been fighting the fire day and night. The damage up to the present time is small, the fire having been mostly con fined to the swamps and fallen timber. Will Not Affiliate. OLTCMWA, la., July 22.—The greenbackers of this (sixth) district today nominated J. B. Weaver for congress, the convention lasting but thirty minutes. The democratic convention also, after an extended session, nominated Weaver. Keokuk county protested and with drew from the convention. A South Dakota Phenomenon. HUBON, D. T., July 22.—The limes special from Frankfort, Dak., gives an account of a gas well in that place discovered today. The current is quite strong and comes from an excavation 85 feet deep, Several explosions occurred when the gas waa ignited, shaking all the buildings in town. The phenomenon is the wonder of the plaoe. Yellow Fever at Panama. PANAMA, via. Galveston, July 22.—The num ber of cases of yellow fever is increasing dailyt Canal Chief Priest and two staff officers died from the disease last night. There are 176 cases of dysentery in the city. Hospitals are crowded here and in Colon. Seven deaths in the canal hospital list night. Opening of the West Hotel. MINNEAPOLIS, July 21^—The West Hotel, the most elegant house iii the country, with per haps one exception, was opened this afternoon. Over 1,000 persons, mostly Grand Army of the Ifcpublio visitors, will be accomodated. New York Catches It, CLAHEMONT, N. Y., July 21.—A severe hail atom swept over this section on Saturday. Crops are completely ruined. J- TIDINGS OF STORM Come From All Sections of the Coun try to Fair Dakota's Busy Capital. Where a Happy People Rest Secure In the Enjoyment of Fine Weather and Good Crops. Minneapolis Royally Entertains the Veterans of the Grand Army ot the Republic. A Wheeling, West Virginia, Bank is the Scene of a Terrific Gas Explosion. Governor Pierce on the Road to Da kota— Belfield Gets the Black Hills Freight. The Associated Press News. A Wisconsin Storm. MILWAUKEE, July 23.—A severe hail and wind storm deluged Wisconsin and did muoh damage to crops and property last night. Its severity was most felt at Jefferson, Watertown, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Kawaskum, Ocjnomowoc, Plymouth, Whitewater and the intervening country. At Jefferson the buildings occupied by Andrew Paerner & Co., general merchants Finch & Co., furniture dealers Muck & Co., grocers, and Stoppenback'a were unroofed and stocks damaged to a total amount of $100,000. The Methodist, Evangelical and Catholio churches were .also unroofed. A- Catholio church near Point Washington was struck by lightning and consumed. A German named' Foundre was crashed to death under a falling barn near Jefferson. Aboard was blown from a barn near Fond da Lac and driven into a horse, killing it. Tw, barns and houses were struck by i.i inmost every town named. Iowa Conies In for a Share. DES MOINES, la., July 21.—The hottest day of the season thermometer 101. Three cases of sunstroke but none fatal. The heaviest thunder and lightning storm of the season com menced about 10 o'clock this evening, Light ning struck two barns belonging to Wm. Patty in the outskirts of the city, burning them and contents, consisting of grain, hay and imple ments and adjoining sheds. Loss $10,000. Lightning also struck two barns on Third street but not much loss. A great amount of water fell and at midnight it looks as though the storm would be repeated. New York Doesn't Escape, NEW YOBS, July £3.—A very violent wind and rain storm broke over the city tonight, but no damage of consequence is reported at this hour, 1 a. m. Along the Hudson river the wind blew at a terrific rate, and in Newark bay there were several waterspouts. Trees and telegraph poles were blown down all about the region. Barnum's circus tent was blown down in Cort land daring a performance and twenty-five persons were injured, none fatally. At Rich field Springs ainotber circus tent was thrown to the ground. It was filled with children, but all were rescued, however, unhurt. Lightning and thunder was vivid and loud. Storms of a simi lar character are reported elsewhere in the state. Bis Time at Minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS, July 23.—Today was the great est day of the Grand Army encampment and witnessed the largest gathering of old soldiers in the history of the organization. There were 15,000 of them in the procession, which was an hour and twenty minntes passing a given point. There were probably 8,000 to 10,000 in the city who did not join in the 'parade, and about 75,000 strangers besides these made the visitors. General Logan occupied a prominent place at the head of the proceasion, and General Sher man rode in the middle and both received con tinued ovations from the veterans. Generals Thomas, Kountz, Warner, Nagel and. Gibson were also received with cheers. The line of march was through the principal streets of the city, which were properly decorated. After wards there were sporting amusements and most of the state delegations held reunion* A 'business meeting was held, a committee appointed and arrangements made for the election of a commander in chief tomorrow. In the afternoon 75,000 people crowded the encampment grounds and witnessed the display of fireworks by the Flambeau club of Topeka, Ks. General Logan will be given a reception tomorrow morning, and General Sherman and other distinguished generals present will re ceive at General Washburn's residenoe in the afternoon. Gag Explosion. WHEELING, West Vs., uly 23.—This scorning at eight o'clock a terrific explosion to-k plaoe at the German bank. Small jetties of gas were kept-burning in the vault all the time but last evening at five o'clock a big explosion occurred at the corner of Market and Twelfth streets where amain waa being laid, and it was neces sary to shut the gaa from the city at the worka for a short time, and in this way the gas es caped into the vault all night long. This morning chief clerk John Hell, struck a match aa soon as he opened the doors, seeing the jet was not burning and failing to detect an odor of gap, and a terrible explosion followed. Hell was thrown half way across the room and the entire glass front of the building blown into fragments. Hell was badly bnrned about the head and arms but will probably recover. If A Bad Swede. FABGO, July 23.—A special to the Argus from Lake Park says suspicion rests on John Ellis a Swede, fifty-three years old, for mur dering his wife and he is now under arrest. He reported that she hung herself during his absence but the neighbors did not believe it and it was found he was in prison in Sweden ten years for killing amen there. He came to Minnesota five years ago with his daughter leaving his wife in the old country. He is said to have cohabited with the daughter until his wife came here, two years later. A boy three years old is the result of ^his. Circumstances are said to be developing rapidly around tha accused. The coroner waa summoned before the burial of the wife but did not hold an in quest. Governor Pierce En Koute. CHICAGO, July 23.—Governor Gilbert A. Pierce, of Dakota, left this morning for Yank ton for a brief visit. He savs- he has not yet decided where he will make his permanent headquarters, all reports to the contrary not withstanding. The St. Paul Globe says Gov ernor Pierce, has many relatives and friends living in Fargo, and will make that city bis residence until the dispute regarding the loca tion of the capital is settled by the authorities. Belfield Elated. BELFIELD, D. T, Jnly 23.—Mr. Bramble, of the Northern Pacific Forwarding company, ar rived at Belfield from Dead wood last evening. He represents the bulk of the freight to be shipped to the Hills during the coming year and holds a contract from the Black Hills Shippers' 'association, countersigned by the Northern Pacific railway company, finally settling upon Belfield as the transshipping point. Giant Powder Explosion. DENVEB, July 23.—A work train with forty bridge hands was passing through Black Canon, west of Gnnniwn, this morning when a spirk flew from the engine and ignited a box con taining giant powder. A terrific explosion followed, killing John Lynob, John Morris, J. W. Olesen, bridge hands, aud wounding a num ber of others. The oars and engine were badly wrecked. Dedication Postponed. CHICAGO, July 23. On account of imperative business engagements of General W. D. Wash burn, of Minnesota, ani of the ill health of Hon. E. B. Washburn, of this city, the dedica tion of the Washburn memorial library at the Nnrdlands in Livermore, Maine, which had been fixed for August 26th, has been postponed until next year. The Irish Nationalists. CHICAGO, August 23.—The seoond national convention of the Irish National league of America will be assembled August 13, at Boston. Every branch having over fifty mem bers in good atanding is entitled to be repre sented by one delegate. Cremation of Animals. NEW HAVEN, Ct., June 21.—Late to-night the stables of Peck & Bishop, local expressmen, were burned. Forty eight horses and mules were in the building and only nine were saved. A Destructive Fire. WILLIAMSPOBT, Pa., July 21. The fire at Duboistown was not got under control until five million feet of lumber, six honses and sev eral barns were destroyed. Loss, J55,000 in surance, $21,000. The New Route. BELFIELD, D. T., July 22.—The first teams over the new Black Hi'ls route from Belfield started today. The freighters pronounce this road decidedly the best and shortest and predict quick time. Failed to Do It, PITISBUBG, Pa., July 22.—Jay Eye See made two unsuccessful efforts to beat Barns' reaid of 2.16£. The first mile was trotted in 2,18% and the second in Fonrof a Kind. BEAVEB FALLS, Pa., July 23.—Emerson Smith & Co.'s saw manufactory burned. Loss $30, 000. EAST SAGINAW, Mich., July 23.—A fire today burned one million three hundred thousand feet of lumber belonging to various firms. Loss $28,000, fully insured. DAYTON, ~0, July 23.—Two fires today de stroyed John Dodd's hay rake factory and several residences belonging to workingmen. Loss $75,000, insurance email. DULCTH, Minn., July 23.—A fire at Agate Bay, anew town on the Duluth & Iron Bange railway, tins ™«rninft. destroyed seven frame buildinga used aa saloons. Loss $4,000 to $6,000 no inauranoe. BISMARCK, DAKOTA, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1884. PRICE FIVE CENTS ANOTHER TICKET. Pat in the Field by the Prohibition Partj in Convention at Pitts burg Yesteiday. Ex-Governor St. John, of Kansas* for President, "Little Giant Daniels" of Maryland, For Vice. Accounts of Storms and Tornadoes Still Come From the States East and Sonth of Us. One Thousand Barrels of Whiskey and Three Bonded Warehouses Des troyed by Fire. A Terrible Boiler Explosion in In diana—The. Encampment at Minneapolis. General News Pot Pourri. The Prohibition Party. PmsBUBG, Pa., Jnly 24.—The prohibition convention under the rules adopted yesterday met this morning at 9 o'clock and waa called to order promptly at that hour. The delegates filled the space assigned to them and the gal leries were crowded with spectators. A short time was occupied in the singing of hymns and prayer was offered by Bev. W. F. Lee, of New York. Mr. Freeman, of New York, stated that a pro hibition convention waa being held today in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he proposed to send it the following telegram: "The national pro hibition convention in assembly at Pittsburg, representing thirty-one states and. terri tories, with 500 delegates, says to Indianapolis, stand firm, trust- in God's cause and organize an independent party for prohibition." It was suggested that as there would be two conventions held today in Indianapolis, prohibition and temperance, the same telegram be sent to both, and it was so ordered. Ex-Governor St. John, of Kansas, was unani mously nominated for president, and a commit tee was appointed to notify him of bit nomina tion. The name of the party wasohanged from ''Prohibition Home Protection Party" to "Prohibition Party." Mrs. Mollie McCiellan Brown, of Cincinnati, Mother Stewart, of Ohio, and Mias Francis Willard, of Illinois, were plaoed on the national committee of the party. The first hour and a half of the evening session was spent in an amusing effort on the part of the finance committee to rais cam paign funds. The plan adopted was to issue certificates of stock in what is called the "The Pioneer Battle Fund of the National Prohibi tion Party," the holder of each share pledging himself to pay ten dollars a year to the fund, dividends to be payable in heaven. Mr. Chris tian, of Chicago, aoted as auctioneer and broker and delegates subscribed for from one to fifty sharesjeaoh. The whole number of shares taken aggregate about 4,000. William Daniels, "the Little Giant of Maiyland," was nomina ted by acclamation for vice president, and at midnight the convention adjourned sine die. The 6. A. K. at Minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS, July 24.—The great crush at Grand Army encampment if over and the peo ple are beginning to go home. The principal eventa of the day were the reception to General Logan at the Illinoia headquarters this morning and another to all viaiting generals at Washburn's residence tonight. At the former a great crowd of old soldiers were present. General Logan aud General Negley, of Pennsylvania, made speeches. In the evening Sherman, Fairchild, Negley, Thomas and others were present. There were sports of miscellaneous character at the encampment all day. A reunion of ex-prison era was held, at which about 100 gathered. A was held for the election of m mander-in chief and two nominations were maAn. The election will take place tomorrow, when the place for the next encampment will also be selected. The indications point to Warner, of Missouri, for chief and Nashville as the place of meeting. The Greeley Party. WASHINGTON, July 24.—The vessels with the Greeley relief expedition with the survivors and dead of the Greeley party, will sail from St. Johns on the 25th or 26ih inst., and pro-, oeei to Portsmouth, where they will' be officially received by the secretary of the navy, Chandler. Lieutenant Greeley and the other survivors will disembark at Portsmouth and the vessels will proceed to New York with the bodies of the dead, wlich will be landed at Governor's Island and plaoed in charge of Major General Hancook. The latter will trans fer them to the care of relatives and friends npon application. A Terrible Explosion. BUSHVHXE, Ind., Jnly 24.—In an explosion of a steam thresher on the farm of Joseph Hall, six mil— south of this place, Engineer Swain was killed, also David Henderson. Ney Iania I 4. was injured so badly that he lived but two hoars. Haden Crayon, Jr., was badly injured and it is expected will die. Wm. Stevenson had a leg broken. Thomas Innis was severely and Butph Innis terribly scalded. Bob't Tompkins and Kisa King were also seriously hurt. The head of the boiler was thrown twenty rods into an adjoining field. The remainder was thrown intifthe air, coming down perpendicularly and falling on Henderson, crushing every bone in his body. The explosion is supposed to have been caused by generation of sulphur gas, aa they were using sulphur watertto supply the bsiler. Minneapolis Policeman Shot. MINNEAPOLIS, Jnly 24—A pickpookat named Samuel Maynard, who *as shot by offioer Cas well while resisting arrest laat night, escaped from his hospital cot early morning. Offi cer Winkler followed him and seizing him, started for the station, when a pal rushed up, throat a pistol in the officer's face and lodged a bullet in hia head from whioh he may die. Both parties escaped in the darkness and are at large. A Whiskey JBlaae. CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., July 24.—A. Overholt & Oo.'s distillery caught fire last night at 11 o'clock and in less than three hours the main building, together with three bonded ware houses and one thousand barrels of whiskey waa bnrned. The gross v%lne of the whiskey waa $550,000, and the loss on the building and machinery $115,000. One warehouse with 600 barrel* of whiskey was saved. Governor Pleree at Yankton. YANKTON, July 24.—Governor Pierce arrived tonight and will paobably take the oath of offioe tomorrow. It is anppoaed he will then go east to close up bis affairs, leaving Secretary Teller as acting governor. Judge Seward Smith, n9wly appointed for the ifth district,is also here and will take the oath of office tomor row. Chief Justice Edgerton will administer theoath to both Inland Tidal Wave. MILWAUKEE, Jnly 24.—A tidal wave was felt today in the Menominee and Milwaukee rivers. It was most noticeable at Straight Gat, as the entrance to the riven is called, where the waters receded three feet, returning in about fifteen minutes. Above the in the Mil waukee river, swimmers standing in shallow water were completely submerged by the re turning waters. A Consecrated Anniversary. ST. PAUL, July 24.—The twenty-fifth anni versary of the consecration of Bishop Grace, of the Catholic church, waa celebrated here today by apeoial service in the churches. There waa a parade of Catholic societies and a reception at the bishop's residence. Bishop Grace was born in 1814 and consecrated at St Louis twenty five years ago today,Biahop Kendnck officiating. Crashed at a Pic Atte. INDIANAPOLIS, July 24.—This afternoon at Broad Bipple, seven miles from the city, abont 150 pic nicera sought shelter from the storm in a covered dining pavilion. Daring the storm a large tree was blown upon the pavilon, crashing in the roof and injuring ten. or twelve persons. None are thought to be fatallv hurt. Killed by the Storks. IOLA, Ks., July 24.—During a heavy wind atorm this afternoon anew barn on the farm of A. J. Surrey, three milea fiom town, waa blown down and two sons of Captain Surrey, aged 15 and 19 years, were killed. Another, aged 17, was mortally wounded. A Minnesota Hall Storm. FEBGOS FALLS, July 24.—A terrible rain and hail storm occurrred here about three o'clock this afternoan. The grain in many placea is totally ruined. At Stoney Brook the hail cut a swathe two miles wide through the country, destroying the grain. Danaged by the Elements.' CHICAGO, July 24.—Specials from varioua points in Iowa and Wisconsin report destructive storms having prevailed in those atatea laat night, and in many places small grain is reported beaten and badly damaged. •_ Bitten By a Mad Dos. TOPEKA, Kan., July 24.—Seven persons were bitten by a mad dog today, at Newman station, on the Union Pacific railroad, fifteen miles east ot here. One woman had a pjeee ef flesh torn out of her face by the animal. A Itad Drowning GBEEN BAT, Wis., Jnly 24.—Three young children of Joseph Ashley went bathing in the river near here, and in attempting to rescue one of the number from drowning, all three per ished. An Iowa Tornado, KNOXVILLE, la., July 24—A tornado visited this town and the section of country adjacent, uprooting trees and demolishing outbuildings, but sofar as reported causing no lose oflife. carter Accepts. j? CHICAGO, July 23.—Mayor Harrison today1 gave out hia letter formally accepting the demo* oratic nomination for governor of Illinoia.