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EE, COUNTRY EYENIN Nto V, t Calumet. Houghton County, Michigan, Wednesday. Juiy 22, 1896, No. 212. Vol. IV. THE EAGLE DRUG STORE, J. CLEMO, JR. Kill potato bugs with Paris Green. Save your currant bushes by using powdered Hellebore. Try our Sticky Fly Paper. Ice Cream Soda Every Day IN ALL Prescriptions IT MUST BE APPARENT Even to the most careless observer, That M. JOHNSON'S FURNITURE STOCK IS THE CHEAPEST IN TOWN. 421 PINE STREET, RED JACKET, MICH. To Investors: The attention of conservative investor is invited to the ST K'K of the Detroit Telephone Company, a limited amount of which is now offered. The charges for telephones in De troit, heretofore, have been extortionate and almost prohibi tory, ranin from $30 to $200 and more per year. Thin 1ms been the ease not because telephones are necessarily ex pensive, but beinaf controlled by a monopoly nnd without competition, it teas been possible to charge as much for the use of a telephone as a mechanic pays rent for his cottnge. The Detroit Telephone Company Wan organized to meet a popular demand for good telephone service at a cheap price. The orcanizern, who are men accus tomed to tuececd in their undertakings, were satisfied that telephoncH could be furnished for 40 imt cent of the prices now bing charged nnd t ill yield a handsome return to the investors. Herein the condition of the Detroit Telephone Company today: 1. We have a thirty-year franchise from theCity of De troit. Therein nothing more valuable than a public fran chise. It grow s in value an the city grows. 2. We are now building our plant and have t wenty miles of our conduit laid. All win are required to be underground within a half-mile circle, and are placed in a conduit built for that purpose. This conduit has immense value, and our fran chise allows us the privilege of renting space therein to other companies. -J. We have already secured nearly 8,000 three-Tear binding contracts from subscribers. We have also about 2,ooo one-year subscribers, making a total of about 5,000 subscrilcrrt. Our subscribers nfp increasing rapidly every day, and we confidently exiect to have from H.OOO to 10,000 . subscribers within two years. Why not? We only chnrge ' iw0,n,j v 2.i for a house telephone or $40 for a business telephone. ,,,.,,(,,' At these popular prices hundreds of people will use 'nhoncs , , ',,. w ho never used them before. , .. ' ' We want the people of Detroit and Micbigan'-'toown the stock of this company. Can yon make a better investment? telephone stock has always been a great paying investment, think of the proppocts for growth nnd development of this popular company. .We append a prospectus of the expected expenses, earnings and profits for the first year. Detroit Telephone Co DIRECTORS. AutKUT Pack, President. y ii Am. kh Flow kkh, ico-l'resiJcnt. J hank A. Veunok, Secretary. JJii.i.iam L. Hoi.mks, Treasurer. II. J. Ham own, Manager. I i i.u s Kti:oh. PROSPECTUS. Refit rum I" "UUUUI , , One Manager One St-cretnry One i:itHtrici'an Ooe Jlookkecjier Two Assintant Bookkeepers '. 1 ve Collectors One Storekeeper One Office I toy. T."i Telephone Girls I 'I Linemen ' very .V.V.V.VmV.V.V.V"."" I nsura nee Taxes ..T!!"!.""."".V."V."." I 'ilex pect ed ex wn"S"SSSSS. Cieneral operating expends 57,720 C per cent interest on f 400,000 bonds 2 1,000 Net annual expenditures 1 81,720 ' telephones at f.'H per. annum (nverage) f I "0,000 '-ess expenditures above 81,720 Net profit to stock f 8S.2S0 " per cent dividend on stock (f G00.000)... 00,000 Annual surplus f 28,280 All,'ress all cotnmonicationa regarding stock to JOHN T. HOLMES, Caro cf Ca,ut Hotoi, CALUMET MICH. & CO., PROP'RS. FLAVORS. a Specialty. Chaumcs I. Collins. Hkxiiy A. Kvkuktt. Ai.k I. Mi Lkoii. II II. I'ARKKIt. R. A. IJUKTT. II. II. Hatch. IIUQU O'CON.VOK. ..f 2.400 .. 4.000 .; .1,000 1,800 ... 1,500 1,200, 2,500 ..' , 720 not) .. 10,500 .. 7,800 .. 1,000 500 .. 1,500 .. 10,000 PASSED 1IIE.IIIIC0N Bryan Men Say They Will Con trol the Convention. MAY ITT WEAVER IV THE CHAIR. thr.wd Mot, ,f Hie Hrynn Men inN.lii t. big th lowmii for Temporary I'reshlhig Onii cr lCmoliilhm I' re pared by Cyclone DavU Tammany 1UU Leaders -re par IK to lUtlfy Ili Nomination of Hryan Oilier I'olilliitl Xotes of Interest. St. Louis, July .-The corridor of Ihe Llndcll hotel were crowded before 7 'clock Tuesday morning and the orations t hend-piartors of "Tho Middle of-the-Rond" men at the Iadcde hail ls-gun be fore that hour. The lenders, of course, were lato In putting In an apjiearanco. The Bryan manager wero In a jubilant frame of mind. They confidently claimed Tuesday morning that they had pasted the JAMEJ 1IAKVEY DAVI3. ruliieon, and that their control of the convention was practically as sured. There are condition and detail yet to lie worked out, but they lielleve they have won the main victory the nomina tion or Indorsement of tho Chicago ticket. The attempt of some of tho Populist to force tho withdrawal of So wall and the nomination of a Populist for vleo presi dent had I wen defeated by tho stand taken by Ilryan's friends and tho positive an swer of Chairman .Tone of tho Democrat ic national committee that such a thing could not bo considered nnd would not Iks tolerated. Notwithstanding the confi dence of the Bryan manager, however, they will not relax their effort". Ih-IW-ve There Will He a IU.lt. They have n most complete organiza tion and every man has Instruction. They will meet and canvas every Incoming delegation and keep up tho work of prose lyting among those already hero. Al though they now claim tho victory, they iM'lieve there will !o n holt of tho null- cuts, and, paradoxical a It may seem, a txtlt of the extremists Is what some of the most level headed say they desire. Tho Democratic, managers certainly are not averse to n split which will carrv out of tho convention tho extreme men. They claim that tho allegiance of some of those men would do tho ticket Infinitely more luirni than good. The liattlo, of course, will como on the Hour of tho convention, nnd no one now doubt th vt there will In a generous display of bitterness and bad blood. Tho national committee will wrestle with the question of organization. Tho Hryan men have put forward Cieneral Weaver for teinKrary chairman. This I a shrewd move. They do not believe tho opNisition will care to make a fight against their late standard bearer. ICenolution ly Cyclone" HavU. Mr. Davis has prewired and will ask tho Populist convention to adopt tho follow ing resolution: "WllKltKAS, McKinleynnd tho Repub lican party represent tho existing gold standard and the icrpot nation which moan that tho national b inking system is to bo rochartorod for fifty year and that our national debt I to no refunded and made a gold instead of a coin debt and the liond to run fifty years, and i-A')Wiikiceas, This system is to I to fas toned upon the country by a 'treaty with foreign nations under tho falsa pretense of an International conference, which means tho ultimate enslavery of the masse and tho complete establishment of the classes. ' "Resolved, That to defeat this measure and insure Mr. Mi-Klnloy's defeat so far as our vote goes, we pledge ourselves to unite with tho Demoerats on one set of electors in each state." This I tho sentiment of tho "middle of the road" Populists." ( ' M 1 1 I I. F.-O f -T 1 1 K It O A I " MKV, They lUtt n F.-lllii Time Trying to Ori(!il. ST. liOUls, July 22. Tho attempt of the 'Middlo-of-t he-roal" men to organize re sulted In a high time. A. H. Livingston of Missouri was elected temporary chair man and A. I Reed temporary secre tary. A row ls'gan as ssn as the moot ing was organized. A delegate from Ok lahoma named Albright, pointed out a man seated in front of tho chairman, and declared that he had loen around tho various hotel distributing "Mark Han na's money" for the purpose of preventing tho indorsement of Uryu, ud defeating tho silvt f pirty. . pTbe loan, who proved to bo llas ,lto of liuffslo, N. Y denied in the jnost urhjP-. WW"! thBt ho h"rt been cngngitl in einy such business or had ever seen tho Oklahoma man before. Albright claimed that Ross had repre sented himself as from lUltlmoro nnd other portions of tho country, but upon clone questioning ho admitted that he might te mistaken In saying that tho man lookd very much liko Ross. lwter In the meeting HackstafTof Colo rado mnde n eoch. Tho Oklahoma man said Hacktnff was the man. Hack staff Immediately denleil that he had ever cvn the Oklahoma man lieforo, or that ho was engaged In anything but an effort to select a straight out Populist candidate for president. The Oklahoma man seemed to Is undecided, and went out aft er a motion had bee u adopted requesting the Hryan men to leave the hall, lief ore the last part of this Interesting incident occurred, and shortly aft. r tho meeting was c Ailed toonbr, a motion win carrleil with a whoop that none but a straight out Ponull-t should Is' nominated for presi dent Then oivurrod a row over tho lact thut'ineiiwlih Uryan ladges were In the jty? Ill room. It was olalmwl by "the middle-of-the-road" Populists that these Uryan men ihould either get or declare thciusolvo for a middle-of-the-road ticket. There were several quarrel vcr rights of recognition, and the ms-rotary finally got a semblance of order by moving it roil call of states to secure rcsjionscs and see what strength the "mlddie-or -tho-road ' men would have in the convention Arizona did not rescind, nor did Ala bama, although n Florida man stated that ho understood Alabama was divided Arkansas was for the Omahit platform. California was divided, but If. was suld the "iniddUvof-tho-rond men" would ac cept Hryan on a straight Populist plat form. There was no resMno from Con necticut. Colorado announced two dele gations, one for Hryan and tho other straight out. Tho secretary moved that tho "middle-of-the-road" men use every effort to seat their delegation and reject tho "Democratic delegation" headed by Tom Patterson This was carried with a shout. There were no responses from Delaware or tho District of Columbia. Colorado and Florida announced two votes for tho "middle-of-the-road" cause. Georgia did not respond. When Indiana was called it was announced that the greater srtlon of 1 thm delegation was ' middle-of-the-road," tho delegate m iking the announce ment stating that tho Populists that ho represented did not propose to do any thing that would assist in the election of Daniel V. Voorhees to sih'cimhI himself. More whoops wen heard when this an nouncement was made. Idaho was then called. James Uiinii said that her seven votes would be cast for Hryan, that no matter what this convention did, Idaho Populists would vote solidly for Hryan and carry the state for him. Tho secre tary made tho jxiint of order that this was a "middle-of-the-road" meeting nnd tho Hryan men had no right to try and make it a "Democratic ratification meeting." When Iowa was called Secretary Reed entered into quite n discussion of the pref erence of different delegates, and after figuring out five or six "middle of-the-rond" men, ho entered an emphatic denial of Weaver's statement that Iowa would cast thirty solid votes for Uryan. When Illinois was called tho announcement was made that there was an Altgeld delega tion for Uryan and a Taylor delegation for middle-of-the-road. It was promptly asserted, however, that Altgeld was not a delegate Tho reply was made that Alt geld controlled the Hryan delegation. When Maine was called a man mounted a chair and stated with groat vehemence that there was only one delcgito from Maine present, but tho delegation was solid tor middle-of-the-road. Another man with equal vehemence denied the asser tion. Missouri, with one exception, was solid for tho "inidille-of-ther-oad." A man from St. Iiouls raised a row and wa cjetod. Then business w.i resumed. Tho Minnesota man wa so mad that ho would make no rcssinso for his state, and there was nono from Maryland, New Jer sey, New Hampshire, and North Dakota. Ross of New York said he represented "middle-of-the-road men." Tho ml leal 1 was not resumed. Soma of tho states, however, rejsirted to the secretary, a West Virginia man announcluw bat only two delegates from that state were for Hryan, nlthough the whole delegation had been claimed for him. Til K M I. V Kit CONVENTION. Hon. I. X. Meven Mays Itrjuii mid small M ill lie Nominated. ST. IHis, July . The Hon. I. N. Stevens, member of the executive com mittee of the National Silver party, ar rived Tuesday morning. SjKViklng of what the silver arty will do, he said: "Our party was organized to unite all silver voters for the campaign of IS'.Ki, without regard to past party allillatlons. We started by asking them to lay aside temporarily their views niton other pub lic question and to unite In one supremo effort to settle the money question this year. Our convention will be largely composed of men who have belonged to the Republican party, who have Jioon easily persuaded to join our ranks for tho reason that they do not have to sacrifice their conviction upon other political questions, but simply sulsirdinato them to the money question. "Our convention will nominate Hryan and Sewall upon substantially tho finan cial plank of the Chicago platform, which will prolinbly ls the solo plank of our platform, and then an address will prob ably lo issued npioallng to the A merlcan people to hold In alieyanee their lielicfs upon other questions and join with us in restoring the money of the constitution. Wo will Is a jM)werful factor In tho mid dle nnd western states In uniting tho sil ver voters. The memlsTS of our party undert(Mik this work from motives of patriotism alone; they want no olllccs; therefore, they have no trades of conditions to delay them and the silver convention will proliably comidete its work by Wednesday night. The party has n school district organization in all the middle nnd western states. It w ill bring to tho support of Mr. Hryan hundreds of thousands who do not wish to vote a Dem ocratic ticket or join that party, but agree with us upon the money question " KiNOKK IIIMM HKOl t:iT, Tammany l-ewilers rr.-rlnK to Itwtify Itryan's Nominal Ion. New Yokk, July 5.3 Tho Tammany hall district hviders held a secret meeting In John C. Shochan's oltlee nt 2 o'clock Monday afterinM.ni and practically decided to proceed without delay with arrange ments for n Hryan ratification meeting and to Ignore the request made by Sena tor Hill, thnnigh.1. W. Hinckley, chair man of the Democratic statu committee, for delay until the meeting of tho state convention. A meeting of thu executive committee, will tie held Thursday, nt which the details of tho ratillcntlon me,.f. ing will be arranged. After tho conference of the district load ers John C. Shechan said: "There has lscn plenty of time since the Chicago con ventlon for the district leaders to learn the sentiment of the organizations in their districts, andn majority of them re port tslay that the Democratic voter want to ratify the nominations of Hryan nnd Sewall without further delay." This course places Tammany Hall In direct antagonism to Senator Hill and the state machine, which had deelihil to do nothing till Septcmlsr. When Mr. Shechan's attention was called to this he rcpoAtod that ho could see no reason for waiting in Accordance with Mr. Hinckley's request, and he addi-d that Tammany Hall would lie til icy ing the will of the hm pie by acting at once. Kleclor at Lars; Withdraws. HALTlMOKK. July Randolph Rir ton, one of tho elector at largo on the Democratic ticket in this state, has an nounced his withdrawal. Mr. Harton, who is a prominent lawyer in this city, has always b.-en regarded ns being one of tho stanchost Democrat In Maryland. Ho supported Hurst in tho late guberna torial campaign and has never lsen known to vote any other than the Demo cratic ticket. Ho declares now, however, that ho cannot accept the currency plank in tho Democratic national platform, and it is hi i Intention to vote for McKinlcy. Sherman Has Not Oeclineri. M assillok, O , July 22. Senator Sher man send this letter to an Inquiring friend at Massillou: "Your note of tho 1.1th is received. It is not true that I have declared that I would not again Is a candidate for the senate. I have noticed such In the papers but I regard even the consideration of the subject as entirely premature. The leg islature which elects my successor will not Itself be nominated until next sum mer. When spoken to on this subjoct I have made that reply. I thank you heart ily for your kind opinion." fc Illinium Men for MrKlnley. PlIILAPKLi'llIA, July i.H2. A business men's campaign commit tee to promote the election of McKinlcy nnd Holmrt was organized in this city Monday, with J. H. Converse, president of tho Ualdwln Lco motive works, as chairman. Hundreds of men enrolled themselves as memlx'rs, nnd it is expected that la-fore tho week closes tho committee will have a memliorshlp of 5,0ot. Will Support Hryan aud Kewall. Atlanta, tin., July 22 Tho Atlanta Journal which led tho fight in Ooorgla against the free and unlimited coinage of silver, and which had not heretofore declared what course It would pursue in tho present amuiign, said in its leading editorial Tuesday that while It cannot approve all of the Chicago platform It will support Uryan and Sewall. Opposed lo I ice Sliver, Dks MofXK.. July -W The Mississippi and Missouri Valley Hardware Dealers' association, in session here, adopted reso lutions declaring themselves unalterably opjsised to the free coinage of silver. HICH WATER IN KENTUCKY. .1 Nuuilier of l.ivt-a Lost and ltrides Carried Away. Fiiaxkkokt, Ky., July 2",'. The severest rainstorm known in years was that of Monday night. The (lalney bridge, 20 feet long on the Louisville and Nashville railroad was washed away, stopping traf fic on this branch of tho mad. Conway's mill and houses, on Henson creek, were swept away. People coming Into town from every direct ion Tuesday bring news of disaster from the heavy rain. Section Hoss III ut reported that he was unable to get across the creek owing to the bridge being washed away. Parties living on the other side of tho creek threw a risk across with cnrtl tied to It on which was written: "Hradley, wife nnd five children washed away and drowned. Mrs. Hryan t, toll gate keeper, widow, three children. washed nway and drowned. Dan Moon-, late candidate for county judi.ro, missing." llridge on the short line are washed away. Train an running by tho South ern and via I-i Grange to Cincinnati. High water prevent Investigation further up than the bridge. It is liclleved more lives are lost. Four pike bridges loading out toe washed away, cutting off access. STONE THE MILITIAMEN. Striker at Clevelnnd Tempt th Soltllers to Shoot. CLEVKt.ANb, July '2-:. Another shott ing affray took place at the Ilrown Hoist ing works late Monday night, caused by strikers or their sympathisers throwing bricks and stone nt soldiers from dark places of concealment. One picket was hit und knocked down, (jetting up he discharged a shot in the direction from where the brick came. On hearing the report several soldiers came to his assist ance and a volley of lead was sent In the direction from which the missiles had come. It is not known whether any one wa struck. The order has loen given by the author ities to arrest any jn-rson who yells "scab" at cither tho non-union men or s ddlcrs. Two strikers who had Is-en Indulging in this diversion attempted to escape arrest by jumping on a fast moving motor car. Tho motormnn, upon refusing to stop when ordered to do so, received serious Iwyonet wounds. lAmt Hoy I Found. Marsiifiklo, Wis , July Not a fac tory wheel turned hero Monday nnd the crowd that went out to search for tho Welier lKy, who had been lost In tho woods since Saturday, numls-red nearly 10,000. The search was n most determined one and through an almost impenetrable forest, but the lsy was found at 10 o'clock. He was almost dead from exposure nnd fright. He is t weak to talk much, but says he slept under logs at night and sub si stetl tm bcrrle. Ho say n hour came to him at night and growled, but when be got up to run the liear took leave first. Costly Fire at Henderson, Ky. Hexokksox, July 2!. A very destruc tive fire visited hero at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. The Pythian building, Park theatre, and Harrctt house were destroyed, together with a numlH-r of other small building. The fire originated in the Wynne-Dixon drugstore In tho Pythian building. It is impossible to estimate the loss, but well-informed citizens put It At not less than fJ.Vi.uno. Fire at ( lil ff. Cltif.U.o, July ?;. Fire destroyol fJ5,0i worth of matches nnd damaged tho four story building at Mnnd M Michigan avenue to I ho extent of fVmo early Tues day morning. While the property loss la comparatively small tho combustible na ture of the content of the building gave tho fin-men one of the hottest blazes in the history of tho department with which to contend. Mgti the Amalftniiiateit Scale. PlTTsBflw;, July Over UWl men, employe of the National Rolling mill at MeKe'sMrt. have been granted the Amal gamated scale, and nil tho mills of the company, it is expected, will soon U nt work on double turn. The scale price is based on an increase for puddling from i to ll.'i). The Incren to pnddU-r raises tho wages for pnddlrrs acconlinrly. Wa One Cleelnil's Secretary. Mo-IAVK, Cab, July 22 -Mrs J. II. Tol frce, w ho was (J rover I l- eland's secre tary while he wa mayor of HutTalo. com mitted suicide here Monday night by drinking carbolic acid. It I supposed that sh win tv'up T-ily Insan Farmer Kills Three of His Chil dren with a Knife. Til EX SETS FIRE TO HIS IIOl'SE. After Applying; Ilia Torth the Man, Who Is Supposed To Mara lleen Temporarily Innaue, Shoot lllmtelf Through the Heart Mutiny on Shipboard In Which the Captain, Ills Wife and Second Mat Are Killed The Criminal Calendar. Attica, Mb-h., JulyS-i. OonnanSwnln, a farmer, living ono mile south of this place, early Tuesday morning killed three of his children with a butcherkulfe. set fire to his house, and then committed sui cide by shooting himself through the heart. Swain was about 44 years old aud was in comfortable circumstances Ho had a violent temper, and for years had threatened to kill his family nnd himself. His wife died last spring, since which time Swain's outbursts of temper have been more frequent and of a more violent nature than heretofore. Last Sunday evening ho had trouble with three of the older children. Fred, aged 1 years; Anna, aged 17, and Hirdie, aged 15. Went to a Neighbor' lloun. He whipped them severely, nnd they took refuge in a neighbor's house. Mon day ho tried to induce them to return home, but they refused, And probably saved their lives. Neighlsirs were aroused by the burning of Swain's house shortly after 8 o'clock In the morning. When they reached the place a horrible sight confronted them. Lying on the roadway with their throats cut from ear to car were Frank Swain, ngd 11 years; Lucy, 0 years, and Jimmle, 7 years. The father lay near them with a bullet hole above the heart. H" his side were tho weapons with which ho had ended their lives nnd his own. It is supposed that Swain was tem porarily Insane. MC KIIF.lt F.I 11Y Ml TINF.KRS. Captain, Wife and First Mats Chopped to 1'leees; Halifax, N. B., July 22. The barken tlne Herbert Fuller, Captain Nash, from Iloston. put into Halifax Tuesday morn ing. There had been mutiny on board, during which the captain, his wife, and tho second mate had been killed In their berths. This occurred In the night. The first officer was on watch and knew noth ing about the nffair. The murderer or murderers crawled aft to the cabin aud de scended, and with axes chopped their vlc tlms to death. Upon the arrival of the birkentine all her crew were taken off the vessel and locked up In the police station to await trial. MINERS ARE ALARMED. Owners Are (letting Keady to Make Itetreurhment. IsitPRMlXd, Mich., July 22. The ore shipments from Iake Superior and lnke Michigan ports up to June 30 exceeded the heavy shipments of last year by over 600,000 ton. It now appears that the pur pose of this heavy shipment was to get rid of the ore on hand and to have noth ing left when the slump in prices came as It has now. All the mines are getting ready to make retrenchment In tho mat ter of mining, the largest Wing that of Metropolitan lvindand Iron company.own ingand operating the Norrle, East Norrie and Pabst mines at Ironwcxsi, which have produced about 1,000,000 tons of ore a year for the last five years. After two re ductions of tho working force heroic measures have been taken, and the mines now are prnctically closed, throwing near ly two thousand rven out of employment. Other mines are getting ready to close, nnd the operators hold out no hope of re opening. The miners nre alarmed at ex isting conditions. I,ok Cabin Day at Cleveland. CLEVELAND, July 22. Tuesday was Log Cabin day in the city's centennial cele bration. Immense throngs of people early In the day gathered around the great white arch and the old fashioned log cabin which has leen em-ted In Monu mental square. The old cabin is an exact counterpart of tho building used 100 years ago. It is In chargo of Choctaw trllie No. 14, improved Order of Red Men In full Indian costume. The order of ex ercises for the day included mart lul mu slo, prayer by Rev. Lathrop Cooley nnd songs by a quartette, followed by address es from prominent men. Drowned While floating. Park Rapiiw, Minn., July 22. The stage from Bemidjl brings the news that. Joseph KUiott of Minneapolis and Miss Ball of Kagle Bend were drowned in Hf mldjl lake Monday evening. A party of six young people were out In a boat when a severe storm, In the nature of a small cyclone, came np. One oar broke and tho boat was overturned with the above re sult. Mr. Speetman, editor of The Bel trami Kaglo, was aboard, and was brought out unconscious. The bodies are in about fifty feet ef water, and have not yet boon recovered Dragged from the Ranks. ADKIAV. Mich., July a.'. During tho parade of the Salvation Army Monday night Mrs Robert Baird seized her daugh ter, Mrs. Joseph Kaufman, and dragged her from the ranks. The "soldiers" of fered their captured comrade no Assist ance, but she managed to wrest herself from her mother s grasp, and, after being restored In a drug store, Into which she was led half fainting, she rejoined the army at the barracks. The mother oh jocted to her daughter marching In the street. "Kid" Lavlgna Meets Ills Match. Nrw VoitK, July 22 "Kid" IjAvlgne, the light-weight champion of the world, nd Charlie McKeever, of Philadelphia, fought six rounds to a draw at Madison Squaro garden last night. Iavlgne had an easy 1 1 to until th hMt round, when McKeever w.dso up In a wonderful man ner and went nt his man like A cyclone. His two-handed fighting was excellent and he was wildly cheered. Centennial Celebration. Clul.t.K OTHK, (., July 22. The centen nial celebration of the first settlement of the Scioto valley began here Monday and will continue all week. Postmaster Gen eral Wilson and Governor Hushnell will be ajuong the speaker. The Central Ohio Saengorbund give concert afternoon and evening The art and loan exhibition Is quite elaborate. ChllUcotho was tho first capita of Ohio, CONDITION OF CROPS. lie port of Dlreetors of never! ( Ilnmto and Crop UUtrU t. Chicaoo, July 22. The rciorts as lo condition of the crops throughout the country and the general effect of tho weather on the growth, cultivation and harvest of same were made Tuesday by the directors of several climate and crop s ctlons. The reports received at Chicago were as follows : Iowa Copious rains, fairly well dis tributed over central and southern dis tricts, greatly helped corn, potatoes, grass and garden truck. Harvest of hay and small grains about completed and early threshing reports Indicate very light yield nd weight of oats with wheat and barley somewhat below average. Illinois Favorablo week to finish oat harvest and haying. Oats much damaged by rust and bug, with only fair yield and light grain. Shocked grain damagod by heavy rains and some low land flooded. Corn is doing well and is tassellng and silking to north line of state, with early rrop practically assured. Michigan Weather has boon generally favorablo for securing crops, but more rain is needed for fall crops and pasture Oats harvest progressing rapidly. Corn has made good growth and shows flue color. Potatoes and beans are in good condition. Past uros somewhat improved, but are generally jxxir. Plowing for fall seeding has begun and threshing Is gen eral. Indiana Heavy local ralus delayed farm work. Corn is of line color and is in excellent condition; potatoes proiuiso a large yield; wheat and rye threshing ha continued; oats nearly all harvested and threshing begun; tobacco excellent and much topped; large tomato crop in fine condition. Wisconsin LI ls-ral rains during early part of week furnished sufficient moist ure tor present needs. Light frosts on 15th nnd Kith, but damage slight. Whaat rye nearly all In shock. Oats and barley are heavy crops and are being harvested in southern and middle sections. Corn is doing well. The army worm has appear ed in several parts of the state and i do ing much damage W I LL USE DYNAMITE. tiomes Warns the Tublie Not to Travel on Troop Trains. Key West, Fla., July 22. Maximo Gomez, commander-in-chief of the Cuban army, according to advices received here, has determined to start a dynamite cam paign against the Sianiard. Some time ago Gomez issued a proclamation warning tho public not to travel on train that car ried troops. This proclamation has Isn-n followed by a general order from Gomez Issued last week commanding the destruc tion by dynamite of all Sjianish troop trains. The pursiso of Gomez Is to pro vent Weyler from moving troops to rein force threatened jsiints. Spanish trsjjs have boon in the habit of firing from the windows of trains at women and children, several of whom have Is-cn klllod. Gomez ja-oposes by the use of dynamite to avenge these outrages. TAMPA, Fla., July 22. The Culmns here are elated over the important news rwooivetl by private advices stating thnt Knrlqne Mola now commands sf.mio well armed men in Province Puerto Principe, each man having 200 cartridges. Mola distinguished himself during the ten years' war. He wa pledged to take the field at the ls-ginning of this struggle, but did not, going into Mexico Instead His arrival in Cuba two weeks ago is consid ered a most Important event. New Yokk, July 22. It Is ls-liovcd that a filibustering expedition will soon sail from thl or a nearby port for Cuba. An important conference to discuss means of aiding the insurgents was held In the Cuban' junta headquarters in which Gen eral Holoff, the Cuban secretary of war, Is said to have participated and tho antlcl joited expedition is said to have liecn the subject discussed. IllryrlloU Carried Their Point. Nn.K. Mich.. July 22 A short time ago tho city council passed a law compell ing bicyclists to carry bells and lanterns, keep off tho sidewalks, ride slowly an I sound the alarm at every crossing. They rebelled. A vote comes up next wek on the proposition to Issue Ixmds, and the bicyclists declare that unless the bicycle ordinance Is modi tied they will kill tbe Inind Issue scheme. As tho town council need tho money it has capitulated and will change tho ordinance to suit the bi cvcllsts if they will keep from killing the bond hill. Lineman Instantly Killed. Caiho, Ills., July 22. Charles Monro, a telegraph lineman, was instantly killed by elootriclty here Monday afternoon while tm a telephone pole stringing a wire across t he t root. It broke nnd fell across tho trolley wire of nn electric street car company and tho full force of the current passed through his body. He would have fallen to the ground, but was caught by wires below him and hung suspended head downward until rescued. Massacre of Christians. Losoon, July 22. An official dispatch received here from Athens reports that serious disturbance have taken place at Candin. Several Christians, It Is added, were killed during the affair. All tho shops are closed and the inhabitants have ask oil the protection of the foreign war ships. Ten Christians have been massa cred at Herakllon, Island of Crete. French and Kngllsh men-of-war have ar rived there. Will Appeal to the I'resldent. San FkancIsto, July 22. Rdward H. Webster, the young navy paymaster who was recently court-martialed at Mare 11 nd and found guilty of a chargo of mi bcr.7.lcmcnt, doe not Intend to abide by the judgment of the court. He will ap peal to I'resldent Cleveland for clemency before tho navy department shall have had an opportunity to pass upon the re cently found verdict. K.nd of the Wtroimla Turnfi-st. Fox ii Dr Lac, July 22 The twenty ninth annual state turnfest came to ;lose In this city with the award: tin of prizes In class turning. The NorwPz o 3lety. of Milwaukee, takes llrst prize in tho first group. In the second group Fund Du Lac stands first. Third group. New Hoi stein first. The veteran class in t urn Ing resulted Bahnprel,- first ; Sheboygan, second. THE DEATH RECORD. Bishop Aktiivk CLKVKUND CnXK, at Cllftou Springs, N. Y. JoH!t T. M'Kvnis, well known newspa per man, at St. Louis. Jehemiah Beak, flrt Inventor of the I tea ni fire engine, at Boston.