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Vol. IV. Calumet. Houghton County, Michigan. Friday. July 24. 1896. No. 214. ffHEEAGLE DRUG STORE, j. CLEMO, JR. Kill potato bugs with Paris Green. Save your currant bushes by using powdered Hellebore. Try our Sticky lee Cream Soda Every Day IN ALL FLAVORS. Prescriptions IT MUST BE APPARENT Kven to the most careless observer, That M. JOHNSON'S FURNITURE STOCK IS THE CHEAPEST IN TOWN. 421 PINE STREET. To Investors: Tli attention of conservative investors is invited to the KT CK of the Detroit Telephone (Company, a limited amount of w hich is now offered. The charges for telephones in De troit, heretofore, have been extortionate and almost prohibi tory, ranging from $50 to f 200 and more per year. Thin has been the case not because telephones are necessarily ex pensive, but being controlled by a monopoly and without competition, it has been possible to charge as much for the use of a telephone as a mechanic pays rent for his cottage. The Detroit Telephone Company Was organized to meet a popular demand for good telephone service at n cheap price. The organizers, who are men accus tomed to succeed in their undertakings, were satisfied that telephones could be furnished for 40 per cent of the prices now being charged and still yield a handsome return to the investors. Here is the condition of the Detroit Telephone Company today: 1. We have a thirty-year franchise from the City of De troit. There is nothing more valuable than a public fran chise. It grows in value as the city grows. ii. We are nowbuilding our plant and have twenty miles of our conduit laid. All wires 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 ourfran close allows us the privilege of renting space therein to other companies. . We have already secured nearly .3,000 throe-year binding contracts from subscribers. We have also about U.OOO one-year subscribers, making a total of about 5,000 subscribers. Our subscribers are increasing rapidly every day, and we confidently expect to have from N.000 to 10,000 subscribers within two years. Why not? We only charge yi-ofora house telephone or $ 40 for a business telephone. At these popular prices hundreds of people will use 'phones who never used them before. )'e want the people of Detroit and Michigan to own the stock of this company. Can you make a better investment? iHt'phone stock has always been a great paying investment, think of the prospects for growth and development of this popular company. We append a prospectus of the expected expenses, earnings and profits for the first year. Detroit Telephone Co. DIRECTORS. Ai.iikut Pack, President. Ciiarlks I Collins. uiAitLE.s Flowkrs, Henry A. Everett. Vice-President. Aucx I. McLEon. I' iiank A. Yerxor, Secretary. K. II. Parker. iixiam L. Holmes, Treasurer. It. A. Brett. , ' Hankord, Manager. II. II. Hatch. Ji i.n-8 Stuoii. Ucou O'Connor. PROSPECTUS. Kent, per annum f 2,400 ne Manager 4,000 ne Secretary 3,000 m ,',,tri"'n , 1,800 no Bookkeeper 1,500 Two Assistant Bookkeepers '. '. .... 1200 Hve olleotors 2,500 One Storekeeper 720 Jno Office Bov 300 Telephone 'Girls 1 0,r,00 M Linemen 7,800 'iver-v 1,000 insurance 500 Taxes ' ' ' j I'npxpected expouscH.3 10000 General operating expensfs .....f 57,720 0 per cent interest on f 100,000 bonds 24,000 - r. Xl'.t nnnual expenditures 181,720 ' , ti'lephones at 34 per annum (average) flTO.OOO expenditures above..... 81,720 - Net profit to stock $ 88,280 lr cent dividend on stock ($000,000)... 00,000 Annual surplus $ 28,280 ' (,Jr0H'' 8,1 ,Ptntnnnications regarding stock;to JOHN T. HOLMES, Crof Calumet Ifotal. ' CALUMET, MICH. & CO., PROP'RS. Fly Paper. a Specialty. RED JACKET, MICH. Little Work Done at the St. Louis Conventions. . SO MfillT SESSI0X OF POPULISTS. The Klectrle Lights Refuae to Work' and the "Middle of the Itoad" Bleu Think the Ilryan Supporters Know the Reason The silver Convention Addressed by Congreasuian Town, Kx-Governor tt. John and Mn. Helen M. Uougar. St. Louis, July 24. No business vu transacted at Wednesday night's session of the Populist convention. Theeloctrio light would not work and after a few peaches had been delivered by candle light tho convention adjourned until morning. After adjournment the lights suddonly began business again and ths "middle of the road" men declared that their failure to work while the convention vras in session was duo to a trick of the Bryan men. Chairman Butler called the second day's session of the Populist con vention to order at 10:10 o'clock. Not more than two-thirds of the delegates were present. Uev. Mr. Smith of St. Louis offered prayer, after which the chairman called for the committee on credentials. The committee was not ready to report. The chairman had the roll of states culled, for each state to present its list for the various committees. After the announcement of the commit tee on permanent organization the mem bers retired. While other announce ments were being made a "middle of the road" man attempted a demonstration. It was dramatically arranged, but It only served to demonstrate the hopeless minor ity of the straight outs. A squad of "mid dle of tho road" men, headed by Delegate Branch of Georgia, suddenly plunged Into the hall through the main entrance and came whooping down tho center aisle. Coxey's Name Cheered. Mr. Branch ltore aloft a big white ban ner with the Inscription; "Middle of the road A straight ticket." At sight of It the Texas, Georgia, Maine, Missouri, and Mississippi delegations mounted their chairs and yelled at tho top of their voices. There was a ripple of applause and a few shouts when the name of Jacob S. Coxey was announced as a memlter of the corn corn mtt tee on platform from Ohio, There were also demonstrations for Governor Uolcomb of Nebraska ; General Weaver of Iowa and ex-Governor Lewel ling of Kansas when their names were shouted out. Conspicuous on the floor was a lady who sat with the Kentucky delegation. She was dressed In virgin white and above her dark tresses floated several long, white plumes. She proved to be the newly wedded bride of Delegate Taylor, editor of the Paducah(Ky. ) Her ald. The anuouneeiueuti were completed at 11:15. ... Waahbnrue's Iteaolntion. Mr. Washhurne of Massachusetts from the stage announced that he hod an Im portant resolution to offer. It proved to bo oue deprecating the talk of a spilt in the convention. It was lutvnded to bind tho convention, and was as follows: "Whereas, We are all Populists, and deprecate the talk which has appeared In some of the newspapers that there Is a disposition on the part of any portion of this convention to refuse to abide by tho action of this convention, therefore, "Resolved, That we repudiate all such utterances as a reflection upon the fidelity of the members of this convention and of tho People's party." Howard of Alabama moved to refer tho resolution to the committee on resolu tions. Branch of Georgia followed with a motion to table the whole subject. There was a great deal of confusion as the vote was taken (viva voce), Chairman Uutler deciding that the motion was carried. Ths convention then took a recess until 3 p. m. J"" Committee on I'latforui. Tho Populist committee on platform met at the Llndell hotel Immediately after its appointment. General J. B. Weaver of Iowa was elected chairman over Hon. Jerome Klrby of Texas, the vote being 23 to 2) in General Weaver's favor. Robert Schilling of Wisconsin was elected secre tary and Joseph Burkltt of Mississippi assistant secretary. The selection of Gen eral Weaver as chairman of the commit tee is construed Into a Bryan victory by the advocates of the Indorement of the, IXmiocratlo nominee. General Weaver Is chairman of the Bryan caucus and wore a Bryan liadge when ho took the chair. At the meeting of the committee on permanent organization the vote for per manent chairman resulted as follows: Allen, 29; Butler, 6; Campion, 14. Tho last named was the candidate of the "mid dle of the road" clement. The delegates were promptly on hand for the afternoon session, which was called to order at 8:35 p. m. The committee on credentials then made Its report. The convention voted to take up the cases alphabetically and Colorado's con test ed case was first under consideration the white met.m. people. They Hold Short Keasioa and Llaten to Addreaara. ST. Louis, July 24. The silver conven tion was called to order by Permanent Chairman William P. St. John with out prayer. Rev. Nichols, the chaplain, having been ealled out of the city and no substitute was provided. JCx-Oavernor John P. ttt. John took the platform sponse to calls. Consrruiman Newiand moved that a committee on ways and moans be appointed to raise funds with which to defray the defenses of the con vention. Charles A. Towne, vice chair man, was then introduced. The speaker referred to the bolt of Senator Teller from the Republican convention and spoke of the "heroism and patriotism" of the Colorado senator to the delight of the delegates. Next ho referred to the nom InatlonofMr. Bryan who, he said, was born the year of the election of Lincoln, lis then t iloglzed the Democratic candi date In glwtng terras. This evoked ths biggest da raonstratlon which has thus far characterize! the convention. The speaker next explained the free Silver question and he attempted to show hard times would vanish when free silver arocarod. When the free, silver party got control of the government tho robliery of thrift fr the benefit of Idleness would cease Three nrvith ago th man who would have dan-.Uo pi j In t that free silver wonlJwin Iti the coming election would he bee.'l ;M "M !'!''!?,Uv Now the movement had grown to such proportions that victory was not only pos sible but certain; certain If the silver forces united. Kocrlfloes must be made on all sides. Tho factions must all unite and the patriotic people would be relieved of their burdens. There was loud and Up roarious cheering by the delegates when Mr. Towne ended. , When Mr. Towne ended his talk a big banner upon which was pointed two hu man figures, one was nuirked "McKlnley" and -the other 7' Monopoly; 'above was "Down Those." Its appearauce was loud ly applauded.. Th next ona to address the convention was Mrs. Helen M. Gougar of Indiana. She denounced tho "gold bug monopolists" and "Wall street pluto cracy." She was followed by Judge Jo seph Sheldon of Connecticut, and St 12:45 a recess wus taken until 2:30. There were a good many women in at tendance at tho afternoon session, Sut the lelegates were slow in assembling. Tho Dumber of people In the gallery ;was al most twice as largo as Wednesday, or about 200. It was 3 o'clock when Chairman St. John called for order. He announced that, owing to the fact that the People's party had not eff ected Its permanent or ganization, no conference committee had been appointed. This would necessitate delay, but he hoped the delegates would be patient. The committee on platform notified the convention It would lie ready to report at 8 p. m. Discussion over adjournment un til next morning wasahen ItegunJ ' SOl'ND MONEY DEMOCRATS. Secret Conference or Minnesota ldera at Minneapolis. J St. Paul, July 24. In response to a call issued by D. W. Lawlcr,'a& member of the Democratic sound money commit teo formed at Chicago immediately after tho adjournment of the national conven tion, several hundred gold standard Dem ocrats of this state assembled In secret conference at the Merchants' hotel Thurs day. The object of the gutherlng Is not so much to consider the state campaign as to bring about an interchange of vlows In relation to those already expressed by gold standard Democrats of Chicago, New York and other big cities regarding-the desirability of holding another Democrat ic .convention. , One of the leading sound money Dem ocrats of the state, just before going Into the secret session, said that If the confer ence decided that a separate ticket was deslrablo the New York or Illinois Demo crats would bo called upon to sound a call for another national convention. Tho state campaign, ho said, was a sec ondary matter, the national election be ing the main Issue. In his judgment it was a question w here honesty and pat riotism should come to the front to the end that what he termed the "anarchistic deal" of the Chicago couventton should be frustrated. - North Dakota. Itepublicaua. Grand Forks, July 21. The Republic an convention Wednesday nominated the following ticket : For governor, 'Frank A.DiIggs; lieutenant govern. , J. M. De vine; secretary of state, Fred Falley; treasurer, George K. Nk-hols; auditor, J. U. Hannum; attorney general, J. . F. Cowan; insurance commissioner, F. Fan chen; superintendent of schools, J. G. Holland; commissioner of agriculture and labor, H. U. Thomas; railroad commis sioners, George II. Kcyes, L. L. Walters, J. K. Gibson; congressman, M. N. John son. The platform Indorses the St. Louis platform and declares for prohibition. A free silver resolution whs defeated by a vote of 474 to 17. The Grand Forks and Barnes county delegations bolted the con vention. What CarlUle Said to Foter. Washington, July 24. Secretary Car lisle denied recently that ho had ever said to H. H. Smith, ex-journal clerk of the house, that If the Chicago convention de clared for free silver he (Carlisle) would support McKlnley. Smith says he was lulsquotod; that he did not say Carlisle ;nnde tho statement to him (Smith) but to ex-Secretary of the Treasury Foster, and gives out a letter from Foster con firming this statement; that Carlisle told Foster that If he had to choose between a Democrat on an unsound money plat form and a Republican on a sound one he would supjMirt tho Republican. Will Not Notice the Charges. Cleveland, O., July 24. In an Inter, view Thursday Mr. Mark Hanna said ha would pay no attention to tho charges that he is using money at the Populist convention to prevent the Indorsement of Bryan. "The people who say these things are beneath my notice," said Mr. Hanna. The chairman says he will bo Iwok and forth beneath New York and Chicago all through the campaign. He expects to leave hero for New York early next week to arrange for the Republican headquar ters at the Metropolis. Ohio Nationaliat. CoLUMHUS, July 24. Tho Ohio State Nationalists convention closed with a rati fication meeting addressed by the nomi nees. The following state ticket was nom inated: For secretary of state, Wesley C. Bates, Columbus; judge of supreme court, M. B. Chase. Marion; dairy and fosl com missioner, Knos 11 Bros! us. Alliance; member of board of public works, William S. Maynard, Bowling Green; electors, J. O'Doll, Cleveland; George W Ball, Mount Vernon. New York Democrats for a Holt. New York, July 24 Tho state commit tee of the Denmcratlc party reform organ ization held an executive session last night whl!h lasted three and a half hours KMiolatlons were adopted comtemniagthe action of the Chicago convention nd et ending to "our fellow Democrats as sembling In conference at Chicago In vln dlcatlonnf Democratic principles the aa surance of our hearty co-operation " Kentucky Republican Clnha. LKISOTOX, Ky., July 24 The State League of Republican clubs met Thurs day In the Chatauquaauditorlura to select delegates to the convention of the nation al league at Milwaukee, elect ofllcers, and transact the usual annual business. Among those in attendance are Governor Bradley and other state of leers. A meet ing ratifying the St. Louis uomlnees and platform was held at night. West Virginia Itepunllcana. PARKIR8BUUO, July 21. The Republican state convention nominated Georue W. Atkinson, of Wheeling, for governor. Fire at Oakalooaa. OSKALOOSA, July 24 Fire st 8 o'clock last evening burned the killing hou so of Oskaloosa Packing Company. Tho house was run by R. Wllllard as a rendering es tablishment. The loss of pr9perty Is f7T (KWj t0 Insurauce, SLAIN 1NTDEIR COTS. Terrible Atrocities Committed by the Spaniards. TWO REBEL HOSPITALS CAPTURED. Tho 1'hyaloiana, with Their Aaalatanta and Corps of Norses, Are First l'ut to Death, After Which tho If el pleas Sick and Wounded Are Murdered and tho Iloe pltala Durued Over Their Ilodles to lildo tho Crime A rutllo Defense, Ket West, Fla., July 24. Advices from Havana state that Rlosaud Montanera, two moo who were Imprisoned on account of the discovery of arms at Havana, bave been barbarously whipped by the Spanish police. The first one was tortured. Private letters from Matanzas, Cuba, to responsible merchants In this city, give shocking details connected with the capt ure by the Spunlsh of rebel hospitals, lo cated respectively at Isabel and MagcUle na, In that province. Drs. Rolg and Izqulerdo, surgeons of the Cuban army, In charge, with their assistants and corps of nurses, were all, it is alleged, put to the machete, while the helpless sick and wounded were assassinated In their cots and the buildings then burned over their heads to cover up tho crime. Small In surgent detachments guarding the hospit als made a desperate but vain defense against overpowering forces. The name of the Spanish officer who, with tho Navarra battalion, raided Isabel, is unknown. The attack on Magdalena was made by Colonel Morot's column, ac companied by Major Flto's cavalry of Al cantara. Fito Is reortcd to have been shot from his horse by a wounded rebel during the attack. Havana, July 24. All news received here confirms the report that Antonio Marco Is encamped In the mountains of Rubl in Pinar del Rio, and that he Intends soon to make an attack upon the trocha. lioinestle Tragedy at Cincinnati. Cixcinmati, July 24. Early Thursday morning six shots were beard at the resi dence of William T. Wiley, ladies' tailor and furrier on West Fifth street. When Wiley's room was entered Mrs. Wiley was found bleeding from five bullet wounds and her husband unconscious with a bul let hole lu the right temple. The woman died on her way to tho hospital. Wiley's wound was superlleial, the ball glancing off tho skull. They have had frequent quarrels and were separated, but began to live together again about threo months ago Wiley says his wife shot him and ho then seled the revolver and fired at her. National I'niou lu Session. Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 24 The senate of the National Uuiou of the UnlU'd States, a fraternal order, is lu nn nual convention here ut the International hotel. The delegate were formally wel comes! by""Mrtyor iichoellkopf. The ad dress lu reMinse was made by Attorney Merrltt Stiirr of Chicago. Tho president, Franklin Fiiirman, of Chicago, was pre sented with a handsome gavel made of material taken from the grave of General McPhcrsou. The session will continue all week. The senate is the supremo law making Ixsty of tho union, which has now councils'. Dynamite Outrage at m Wedding. Saginaw, Mich., July 24 At a coun try wedding Wednesday night on a farm In Thomas towushlp, six miles west of this place, a gang of drunken Germans threw a bomb, which exploded, shatter ing a whole side of the house, but fortu nately no oue was Injured. Mr. Russell, at whose house the wedding was held, al leges that the assault is the outgrowth of a long standing feud with neighbors over a line fence. He came to Sheriff Kearn's office Thursday morning and swore out warrants for two Germans who have threatened his life on previous occasions. Murderer lr)de Kec,uted. Bkainerd, Minn., July 24. At five minutes after 1 Thursday morning John Pryde, who murdered Andrew Peterson five months ago, was hanged in the county Jail. Under the provisions of the state law only a few persons were present by invitation. Sheriff Sjialdlng's ar rangements were perfect and there was no hitch. Peterson was Pryde's friend and was murdered for $i'2. Pryde, whose real name was John B. Miller, afterwards made a full confession. lloy IOat In the Wood. St. Ionack, Mich., July 24. Felix Mall hot, the 4-year-old son of Section Fore man Mallhot of the South Shore road, be came lost in the huckleberry marsh Ave miles up the road Wednesday morning. Although huudreds of men and boys have been searching no trace of the child has been found. A bloodhound was brought from Mackinac Island and the search is being continued. Boars Infest the marsh at all seasons and quicksand beds are nu merous. Lake tleneva Athletic Cnntrata. Lakk Geneva, Wis., July 24 The athletic contest to le held on the grounds of the Secretarial Institute and Training school Sat unlay, July 25, has many en tries and will attract a host of visitors. The events will be the 121b hammer throw, 100-yard dash, running high Jump, pole vault and mile run. These are tho petathlon events. Tennis and aquatics will also have many contestants. Four Aere of Ground Slum pa.' " Wilkes Barre, Pa., July 24 An ex tensive cave-In occurred In the Harvey tunnel of the Susquehanna Coal company at Grand Tunnel yesterday. About four acres are affected. Four small compuny houses were badly wrecked and the in mates compelled to move out The work ings are old. Well-Known Itaptlot Dead. New York, July 21. The Rev. Dr. Hal sey W, Knapp, well-known lu the Baptist denomination., died at his home In Brook lyn yesterday, aged 77 years. One of Mr. Knapp's daughters Is Mrs. Charles L. Smith, of Kenllworth, Ills. Anti-Cigarette Iw Invalid. ST PAUL, July 24 In the United States courl here yosterday the Iowa antl-clgar-ette law was declared unconstitutional, the grounds given for the decision being tho same as In the liquor original package Liw. larreased the Iatlea on Wheat. CnRi&TlAN A, July 24 The storthing has Increased the duties on wheat 60 ore ind on wheat flour f kroner per ;i kUlo. grams, . NEW ENGLAND DAY AT CLEVELAND. Dinner tiiven ou the Campus of tho Weat eru Iteaerve I'niverslty. Cleveland, July 24 The fifth day of Cleveland's centennial celebration New England day dawned with clear skies and cool breezes. At 9:30 a. m. the visit ing members of the Associated Ohio Dal lies, the Ohio Editorial association and the Hoiking Valley Editorial association em barked on tho big steamer City of Buffalo for a ride on Lake Erie. The excursion was tendered by the Cleveland and Buffa lo Transit company, under the auspices of the centennial commission and the Arte mus Ward club. The principal event of the day wus the New England dinner which was given on the campus of the Western Reserve uni versity under the auspices of the centen nial commission. Many distinguished guests were present, a Dumber of whom mule brief addresses following the din ner, among them being ex-Governor Mc Klnley, Governor Collin of Connecticut, Governor Bushncll of Ohio, Senator Haw ley of Connecticut, ex Governor Morgan, G. Bulkeley and others. GERMAN "DOGS OF WAR. Cnuiue Trained for Guard and 1'icket Duty and Other l'urpoea. Washixutox, July 24 The military Information division of the war fft-part-mont has just Issued a volume devoted principally to a description in great detail of the large military schools of Europe. It also includes a topical paper by Lord Wolseley discussing the possibility of a hostile invasion of the British isle, and a curious publication of the regulations for the use of war dogs in the German army. From the latter It appears that there are really such things as "dogs of war" and that it Is a part of the functions of the German soldier to train carefully certain breeds of dogs to aid him in both hostile and defensive operations. Tho dogs are not Intended actually to fl?ht, but by training they are made of value In watch ing camp, in picket duty, lu carrying dis patches and in looking for missing meu. Workman Instantly Killed. Chicago, July 24. One workman was killed and another probably fatally In jured Thursday morning by the collapse of a portion of tho dome of the old post offlco building. The killed mnu was Nicholas Smith, a workman. The body was removed to Rolstou's morgue. The Injured was Adam Stringer, a workman, who was taken to the county hospital, where his recovery Is doubtful. Both men were employed lu tho gang at work demolishing the old structure, and the tearing down of the walls adjacent to the dome was In progress when suddenly and without warning a section of it collapsed. Michigan Flnancea. Lansino, Mich., July 24. The report Df the state treasurer for the fiscal year ending June .TO shows a balance In the general fund account of $150,537 instead of a deficit of $128,000 one year ago. The to tal receipts for the year were f"i, 250,053, ami the. disbursements 4,Hii4.054. The bonded Indebtedness is but HO.O.e.lt be ing a portion of the war debt that has never been called for. The amount of tho trust fund obligation upon upon which semi-annual lntetest is paid in support of of primary schools, is to,7rtl,"02. The re ceipts from specific taxes were f 1,000,59. Drowned While Boating. Racine, Wis., July 24. For the isist wevk the family of John Wagner, Mrs. F. Derricks and Miss Eveline O Conner, a nurse girl, have been visiting at Eagle Lake In this county. Wednesday after noon Mr. Wagner joined the party and he with his wife, Mrs. Derricks, the nurse girl and two others went out for a boat ride. The ladies In changing seats cap sized the boat. The nurse girl was drowned aud the rest of the arty were rescued in an exhaused condition. Would-D Murderer Killed. Nkw York, July 24. George Lawrence, a photographer, while somewhat under the influence of liquor fired a shot at John Halllgan, a boarder. Tho bullet struck the latter on the shoulder and glanced off. Lawrence then entered the room where his wife was and attempted to shoot her. She grasped the pistol and in the struggle that followed a shot was discharged. The bullet entered Lawrence's mouth and penetrated his brain. He died Instantly. Convicted of Embeitlement. Washburx, Wis., July 24. After a trial with sensational features A. C. Pro bert of the local hank was convicted of emltezzllng $1,500. The testimony showed that he had accepted a note for that sum from the lank at Lh11 last October for collection and had received the money but had failed to make any return. The Lodl bank brought a criminal action after re peated efforts to Induce ProlsTt to settle River Steamer Sunk. New Orleans, July 24. The steamer PaulTulane sunk Wednesday after noou at the Cora plantation, about forty miles above the city. In attempting to make a landing with a party of excursionists she struck an old log in the river and sank rapidly. The passengers and crew and their effects were saved but the boat was a total loss. She was valued at $50,0OO; In sured for $30,000. Young Lady Delegate Dire. MlLWCARLK, July 24. Miss Clara Perry, of Port Huron, Mich., a delegate to the B. Y. P U. convention, died at her place if entertainment In this city yesterday. Miss Perry was present at nearly all the meetings. She had Icei In poor health for some time. Her body will be taken to Port Huron for burial. To Snot aln the Gold Rreervo. Washixutos, July 24. The treasury department has been advised that over :i,0O0,000 in gold will be turned Into the sub-treasuries by the banks In exchange for legal tender notes to sustain the gold reserve. Of this amount about $13,500,000 is pledged by New York hanks and more by Boston aud Philadelphia. . Mad the Mlgheat Toaatble Scores. Losdox, July 24. In the National Rifle association competition for the St. George's prize at Blscley seven of the com -Ntitors at tho 500 yard range made the highest possible score 85 each. Nelll of the Canadian Ri tie team was one of the numler. Drinking WhUky Killed lllm. York, Pa,, July 24 Augustus Wlttlo ken, .W years of ago, whose parents live at L Crosso, Wis., was one of a party of five who drank a gallon of w hisky Tuedsy n I glit. Next morning he whs found dead la s bars near Loyautvllle, LUi couuty GEORGE W.JONES DEAD Oldest United States Ex-Senator Passes Away. HIS DEATH DUE TO EXTREME AGE. Tho General Was Horn In Vlncennes, lad., in 1804 and Ilaa Lived in Dubuque, la Many Years Appointed Mlniater to lie gota by l'realucnt Iluchanan Ilia Valua ble service In tho Illack Dawk War Once a 1'rlaoner of Mate. DuBto.UK, July 24. General (Jeorge W. Jones, the oldest surviving ex-Unite I States senator, died Wednesday njght, aged 02. General Jones bad been in feeble health for a long time, due to his extreme age. He was born in Vinconnes, Ind.. April 12, l0t. He was educated at the Transylvania university, Kentucky, and in 1825 commenced reading Liw with his brother-in-law, the Hon. John Scott, then a member of congress from Missouri. He was appointed clerk of the court at St. Genevieve, but soon after resigned, owlii to ill-health, and moved to Sinslnawa Mound, seven miles from Dubuque, which was then a part of the territory of Michigan. He engaged In mercantile pursuits and erected the first reverberat ing forge in Dubuque. He gave Governor Dodge valuable assistance in the Black Hawk war, at the close of which he was appointed colonel of militia. In lb.'M ho was appointed judge of the territory, and for two years served on the bench. Appointed Surveyor GeneraL He was then nominated as congression al delegate for tho very extensive Michi gan territory, to which position he was almost unanimously re-elected in IKT7. He succeedi-d In organizing the territories of Iowa and Wisconsin, and was reooin mended for governor of the former. In 18K) General Jones was appointed sur veyor general, from which oltice he wus removed by President W. H. Harrison. Ho was apioinUd In 1SI., but resigned lu 1818 to take his seat as senator for Iowa, which placo he held two terms. Presi dent Buchanan appointed Senator Jones minister to Bogota, in South Ameilca, whence ho was recalled In 1801. Soon after his arrival In America he was placed as a prisoner of state in Fort Lafayette for writing a personal letter to bis friend. Jefferson Davis. He remained several mouths in confinement, and upon Is'ing released tsjk up his residence at Du buque. General Jones was Instrumental in eijiodUing tho construction of tho Illi nois Central railroad. Since tho war ho has lived a retired life. One of HUuiarck'a Predictions. NEW York, July 21. A sjK lal cable dispatch to the New York Sun says that Prince Bismarck hus authorized an Inter view, In which he s.iys: "The English policy is governed by anxiety a Is tut tho conflict which England must light out with Russia and Frunce. England sees tho probable end of her supremacy on the sea. The French channel fleet Is already a match for the English, and its junction with the Russian lialtic fleet would put an end to England's superiority in tho waters In which the conflict must bo de cided." Prince Bismarck also predicts that the war, which he thinks inevitable, may be carried on English soil. Arrest of a Defaulter. Nkw YORK. July 24 Joseph P. Myers, who was cashier of tho Seaboard Air Lino at Charlotte, N. C, and defaulted with $8,200 of tho company's money, was ar rested here Wednesday. He confessed hi guilt and $1,200 was found on him. ith him was Mrs. Ella Di.snnctto, for whom he deserted his wife and eloped on July 11. They were living as Mr. and Mrs. , S. Davis. The woman's two children were with them. fire at Denver. Denver, July 24. Fire Wednesday evening at 1638-42 Lawrence street re sulted in damage to building and stocks amounting to ubout $75,000. The losses were: Building, $15,001; New York a!I Paper company, $15,000; Brunswick, Ralke Collendar company, $20.oo; J. V. Hackstuff, saloon suoplies, $15,000; Kin- port Stornsre rompany, $lo,ouo. Mor-t of the losses are covered by Insurance l'lot to I.nrh Kckerlcbe. DuiU'uL'R. Ia., July 24. Chris Ecker- lele. charged with the murder of Mln.t Kell. was brought before Justice Canio- hell at llollcvue. He waived examination and was remanded for trial at the next term of the district court. A plot w.is discovered to take him from jail at An drew and lynch him. He was sent to th Anamosa penitentiary for safekeeping Swept Out Into the Lake. Fort Dalhocsik, Ont., July 24. Will. lam Darby and Miss Jennie Thompson, while out boating near Victoria park near Toronto, were swept out into Lake On tario during a galo Wednesday evening. Thursday mornjng they were picked up by tho eteamer I'anlsteo, thirty-five miles from ' Toronto. Tho steamer had much difficulty In rescuing the skiff. Kan t'p Axalnat an Irrlterg. ST. Johns, N. F., July 24. Tho British steamer Concordia, Captain Mitchell, bound for Glasgow from Montreal, load ed with cattle and a general cargo of merchandise, has arrived here, almost wrecked, having struck an Iccltcrg In the Straits of Belle Isle on Sunday night dur ing a dense fog. The steamer's bows wo;e crushed in to the forohatch: Meteor Wins Again. KI5C.STOWN, July 21. Emperor Will- lam's yacht Meteor won in the fifty mile race under the auspices of the Rvnl George Yacht club Thursday. Ails.i won the secoud prize. Brltanla andSiitanita also sailed In this race. Niagara and The Saint also started, but the former reiircd and The Saint finished alone. Failure iu op anil Cundtcs. BALTIMORE, July 21. James Ariustr & Co., one of the oldest manufactures of soap, candles, etc.. In the 1'nlted S'r.te court assignee Thursday for the Is-in iit of creditors. The assets are estimated at $11,000, but no statement in to tho lioUll ties can be had. Competl-ion lu tr U I.- assigned as the can so. Will Try the tloycntl at C Irrelxnd. CLKVF.LAP, July 21 The Central Iibor union met 1 it i1j.''! to discuss tho Brown strike. Afier a seuro' .f r vd cal SJoorhes hitd Itevn made It was decided lf unanimous vote to boycott every firm In Cleveland which . furnishes employ luent to members of tbo stato tullltla.