Father Tom EraKE, the famous Irish
orator, died at DubMp^Tbrnrsday.
The new l*w abolishing the atamp-
Ux on bank checks took rff-ct Jslv 1.
The banks and merchants at the
East now refuse to receive the silver
‘‘trade dollar,” it not being a legal
The papers all over the country are
filled with warnings to boys to beware
of the deadily toy pistols. The manu
facture and sale of this murderous
weapon ought to be prohibited by law.
It is as bad as dynamite.
Since Marca 1, to date, Chicago
packers have slaughtered and salted
878 000 hogs, being 150 000 bead lees
than for the corresponding period a
The excess value of exports over im.
ports during the twelve months ended
May 31,1883, was 190.334 049. The total
value of imports of merchandise dur
ing the twelve months ended May 31 (
1883, was 1721 068 482, and the same
period of the preceding year, $720 870,-
734, an increase of $lO7 748. The values
of exports of merchandise for the year
May 31,1883, was SB2O 408 181, and the
previous year $762 014.570, an increase
of $57 488 501.
The year 1883 seems destined by its
disasters from cyclones, Hoods, fires,
and p attics to pass into history as the
most calamitous ever recorded. There
seems to be some unseen fatality in
Lite universe, and destruction and death
from some quarter come as regular as
the day. The last on the list of de
structive forem is the appearance of
the dreaded scourge cholera, directly
in its old line of travel.
A point of importance to pensioners
has just been decided by the Ac'ing Btc
retary of the I t- rior in the case of the
application of John H. Col 101 l for an in
crease in pension. f l 1m decision con.
slmes the law of June 18, 1874, defining
‘‘lotal and permanent helplessness” to
mean permanent injury requiring the
regular personal aitendance and aid
of another person, and, as Gtose con
ditions wrc found in the present case,
the application was granted. This is a
reversal of Lite previous decisions of the
The Unite ! Suites Treasury lias shut
down upon the “trade dollar, ho call
ed. It will no longer redeem that
coin, it not being a legal dollar. Here
after it will be received by the CJ >v< rn
mei.t only at its weight an uncoined
bullion. The “trade dollar,” which was
issued for the Chinese trade, weighs
more than the ‘ standard dollar,” but,
never having been leealiz >d hh curren
cy by C mgroßH, the former is not legal
lender, aid tin n fore, like the China
men, “muHt go."
Vknnok, in his piedic i n h for July,
does not lake any big th.incts. He
Miyp: ‘‘On the whole, July will be a very
warm month, with more than an aver
age numb:,r of violent thundershowers.
On the lit h occurs the conjunction of
of Mata and Silurn at 10:1!) in the af
ternoon, mi i <>o tlio Mint Wwy lopiter
is in conjunction with Mercury. A vi
olent storm may he expected on that
and probably the following day, with
intense elt c'.rieal manifestations along
the coast on the North Atlantic Ocean. ’
The nev postal money-order law of
Congo s went into practical t licet July
1. You cum now obtain at any money
order post office postal notes in sums of
$5 and under hy paying a lee of 3 cento.
These notes wiil ho made payable to
bearet without any corresponding
adv'ceH. They will he payable at any
money-order ( flic3 within three months
of the date of issue. After the lapse
of the lime the holder can obtain the
par value only hy applying to the Post
(I thee Department at Washington.
Another m w arrangement aim now
goes into i fleet. Yon can obtain a
postal money-order for hh large a sum
as SU)O. The limit has been SSO. the
fees for orders will ho as follows;
Not exceeding $lO, 8 cents; from $lO
to sls, 10 cents; from sls to SBO, 15
cents; from S3O to S4O, 20 cents; from
S4O to SSO 25 cents; from SSO to |t>o 30
cents; from SOO to S7O, 35 cents; from
S7O to SBO, 40cento; from SBO to SIOO,
The postal notes will no doubt he
found more convenient in one respect
than the fractional paper currency
was, since they can he obtained for any
number of cents under $5. It will he
observed furthermore that, after the Ist
of October, the cost of sending any
sum under $5 by postal note will be
5 cents—2 cents postage and 3 cents
A to. Europe is becoming alarmed at
the threatening character of the chol
era and the rapidity of its spread.
Noiwithstandirg the international quar
antine, which was intended to prevent
it from getting into Europe by|the gate
way of theSui* canal, it has reached
the north* re entrance, and appears to
have fastened itself permanently at
Po.t Said, D.unictts, Mansurah and
Kosott, in Egypt, which are all in close
proximity to the entrance. Thence it
has reached Ah x indna io the westward
and Cairo to the south, entering the
latter place, as usual, while the doctors
are disputing about it. Whether chol
era or not, it is a fearfully fatal disease,
spreading with frightful rapidity, and
it would seem to be the duty of doctors
to unite their effort* iu mitigating its
ravages rather than iu engaging in
learned disputes over its character.
Still another warning has been given to
Europe by the arrival of a steamer at
Havre, France, from Bombay, with a
case on board,which of course must have
escaped the quarantine and come up
through the canal and thence into the
Met iterrancan. Should it reach Frauce
or England, u must inevitably spread
ever Europe this summt r, ia which case
we may expect it this fall or in 1884
The march of this terrible cestroyer
not only threatens the health of Europe,
but it is laying ils embargo upon ito
commerce. It has closed Port Said and
the Sat i Canal tighter than any govern
ment or any quarantine could do it al
ready. Too great canal ia now shut
against commetce, and that means a
cessation of the trade between Europe
and Asia, or its compulsory diversion
from the short cut of the canal into the
Med : * rranean to the old, long and te
dious route round Africr. It has block
ed a commerce of the ex enl of which
few people have au adequate idea.
News by Wire Reduced to
Close Quarters for Con
venient Reference and
Thu trea-my department ku purchased
327,000 ounce* of silver for delivery at
New Orleans, Sin Francisco and Phil
The jr. sident has appointed Frank L.
Clmissen melter and refiner of the mint
at New Orleans, v'ce M F Bonzino. sus
pended, and Be' jmio F. Taylor ssiayer
of the mint at Orleans, vice Joseph
b crktary Teller is investigating the
charge that some registers of land offices
la Nebraska use their position to force
advertisements into certain lie vspapers
at the expense of ihe settlers.
The Comptroller of the currency ha?
•oilhoriz -d the Be*die County National
Bmk of Huron, D TANARUS., to begin business
with a capital of $60,000. E. F. Dutton is
presiden', and F. E. btevens, cashier.
It is estimated at the Post* flics Depart
men' 'bat the additional compelsa ion to
the 11 00(1 p's offices ( fl’. cted by the tc of
Marcii 3, 1883, providing for the ad ju t
*ien' of ()■>.'oiariteis’B .lanes will am urn
51,221 66H tor the seven mon'hs ending
8 pi. 10, 1863.
Tub Holicitor of the Treasury las still
under consideration effers of a comprom
ise in Ibe case of Thomas Ochiltree, for
merly United S.ales marshal for Tex ts.
The amount of judgment in ihectse is
SIO,OOO, a"d the amount olisred iu cim
promise SSOO. The Solicitor hr s received
a let'er from a gentleman not a parti to
the case, oflsring to buy the G >vernment,s
claim against Ochiltree for SSOOO.
D’iHilH AND CASUAI/TLS*
K jbwrt N. Parks <k Cos., bankers, of
New York, filed an assignment, giving
preferences for S2OB 000.
MeNDUL A Rosknrkrgkk’s trunk fac oiy
in Gincinnaii was burned recently. Libs,
Six persons weredrowne) by the cip
siz'ng of boat on Indian K ver, Prince
Edward’* Island, Friday evening.
Tub house of P. H, Peniz, a farmer
living ne.tr Faribault was burned recently.
Loss $5110; insured S2OO in the Continei -
A kirk in Cottonwood Falls, Chase
county, Kas , Friday, consumed twenty
buildings, including all the business
I'ou-es in town except seven. Loss, SBO,-
000; insurance, sls 000.
A b >ii.uu in I be saw-mill of Iras A Hale
at Willlesey, Wisconsin, exploded batur
elay afternoon, killing three men.
Tub yellow fever now rag'Bg at Vera
Cruz is of a terribly fata! type, the mor
tality averaging six out of every s. yen
attacked, it is again aserled that the
deaths number 15 per d-<y.
A KABTTKJIN on the New York, Penn
sylvania & Ohio railwsy struck a buggy
containing three people two notes north ol
Mansfield, Ohio. William Watford and
r- were severely and a child fatally in
At the freight yards of Altoona, three
miles east of Ean Claire, an employe of
the railroad company named A. Fried
miller had one of his feet crushed under
the wheel -f an engine, necessitating am
At Trepassy, N. 8., Monday evening, a
large fihing boat went down and six men
were drowned. Out of a crew of seven
only one was saved. It is supposed the
boat whs overloaded.
Tub commissioners of imni'irration at
New York tarnished Collector K ibertson
with the names of twenty eight now arri
vals who are unable to support iheniselves.
The col It clor sent the list to the office of
the Anchor line, with a request that the
immigrants lie taken back to Ireland.
An explosion occurred in the colliery
ner CariliS, Eog. Twelve persons were
kilted, and twelve injured.
Tub k atement of the Imperial bank ol
Germany shows a decrease in specie of
5 55' ,000 miuki.
liremarcs'® health i-i rapidly improv
ing, and hu jaundice has almost disap
Acommittkk of the Belgian Parliament
has rejecied the government's scheme for
import duties on tobacct.
Title Carlist organ Cahecills. in Madrid,
has been sentenced to suspension of pub
lication for firty weeks for publishing
the libel agairs l , the queen.
Tub American minister to China is
doing hts best to etlect a settlement bs
tw-en France and China, but his personal
iiitliisi.ee is slight.
An Austrian staff officer lias been ar
rested near Watsaw. He bad in his pos
session slragetic plans of Kussian livers.
Negotiations between the porte and
the German and American ministers in
regard to treaties of commerce with their
governments continue. It is hoped in
i ffioial circles at Constantinople that the
rerulis will ba favorable to Turkey.
Marquis Tsbsq denies that an agree
ment lias been reached between the
French minister at Shanghai and the
Chinese commander. The marquis re
affirms the statement that Chinese troops
are massing on the birders of Tonqtlin.
Thicks was excitement at Qieenstown
Thursday on reports that James Carey,
the informer, was among some passengers
for America. The rumor could not be
TRKVKt.YS, the Irish Chief Secretary,
denied in the House of Common Thurs
day that any paupers had been shipped to
America by the government, and said
those sent by the Commissioners had been
mnolied with fujds.
Os the train from Calais to Paris Wed
tcolavan attempt was made to murder
and tob the Kcv. Mr. Witchborne, an Eng
lishman. The latter was slabbed five times
with a chisel, and may not survive. The
assailan.t an Englishman, was arrested at
Amiens after desperate attempts to st
Ax Damtetla, Friday, there were 110
dealt a Irotu cholera. Another steamer
has arrived at Havre with cholera from
Bombay, and it is at quarantine. The
epidemic has not appeared at Alexandria,
and the panic there is subsiding.
Mr. PaRNBLL has been making a thor
ough investigation of the “stsivei” immi
grant question in Ireland, and, it la as
serted, will shortly, in Parliament, make
a speech on the subject in wh>ch he will
charge the British G vernment with hav
ing corrupted New Yoik officials, and bv
that means effected the lauding at that
port of thousands of indigent person*.
Or forty-two deaths at Damietta, E/yp',
Monday, twenty-eight are known to be
from cholera. The real, it is suspected,
wer* from the si me maladr. The elec
tors of Dsmietia refuse to inform the for
eign consuls of the numbs. of deaths
there. S.earners from Alexandra Tues
day were crowded w.th refugees from
I>ami;ta. All the ste.mer berths for a
week to come are engaged.
dtNEttAL SO FITS.
Turks is no quorum in either hcu> of
the New Hamp hire legislature, bat a
vote for senator will betaken daily. G ng
nam, democrat, leads the list with 113;
K >ll l ns, republican, has 99 supporters.
Undcstakkes are bolding a convention
at CiuciDEati this week.
Tf.e annual meeting of the Hudson B y
Company has been held and a dividend
Shameful cruelties are alleged against
lowa County Democrat.
the managem°nt of the Soldiers’ and Sail
or-’ Home at Bath, N. Y.
Jay bte-sbb hea- ihe five-year-oil rec
ord at A's", N. Y. Saturday, trotting a
mile in 2:16J-
Senator Anthony qoittrd hia residence
a'. Providence, A. 1., Saturday for Oak
All the Philadelphia banks refused
trade dollars Siturday. and the Pennsyl
vania and Reading railways instructed
their agents not to take the coin.
During ih ten-raile race at the Adrian
( Mich.) track Saturday between Myrlie
Peek and Mme. Maranteile, Miss Peek
was thrown by her horse and slightly in
jured, but jiluckily continued the contest,
Maranteile being the vtc or. At the time
of the accident a panic was threatened by
the exc.lenient in the grand stand.
Tdb republicans of Minnestta renomi
nated Governor Hubbard, and placed C.
A. Gilman on the ticker for lieutenant
governor and Fred von Baumbach for sec
retary of stile, Kitllesons lor treasurer,
and Bokeifer Ry, commissioner.
The Icwa republican stale convention
chose as temporary president Hon. John
A K isson, who proclaimed the harmony
cf the party in oupoii ion to free trade
and free alcohol. Governor Shermin
and Lieutenant Governor Manning were
renominated. Judge Rsed, of Council
Bluff-, was placed on the ticket for the
supreme bench, and John W. Atkins for
superintendent of public instiUction.
Six persons in the jail at at Vandalia,
IM., overpowered the sheriff and escape.*!
Ghorgb J. Krebs, the j-b’eonding post
master of Fremont. Ohio, was captured
in an adjoining town.
Richard Isgold, a desperado, while
evading arrest, was shot fatally by a con
stable at Goodin, Mo.
The husband <f the woman Lillie
Chisholm, shot last Siturday in Newark,
N, J., has been held lor murder.
Alderman Kelly, of Cincinnati, delib
erately shot a wag named James Toal for
exchanging hats with him at a fire-engine
The second trial of Charles Bach for
Ihe murder of his wife in O tu-ber, 1881,
at Toledo, has resulted inliis conviction!
and he bss been sentenced lobe hanged
One thousand employes if the steel
work* at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, have
struck (or an increase of wages, to equalize
I heir pa v with that of other mills in the
Stephen 8. Price is held in Philadel
phia as an embezz'er for losing, through
speculation S3OO 000 of (he Richardson
isia e, which was intrusted to him as ex
ecutor aud trustee.
The Philadelphia police, Wednesday,
mad? a raid on a gambling house at 733
Samnn street and arrested the proprietor
and eleven olheis, all gambling. The
materials were captured and carried to
the Central police s ation, where the pris
oners w-ll have a hearing.
fViuNT DtMORKS. who recently expended
$1 000,000 in Dakota in founding a cattle
and sheep ranch, had some words with the
leader of a hand of outlaws, who threaten
ed to kill him on sight, and the sheriff'has
left B.sniarck for the scene of trouble with
a large posse.
Railway travelers in Europe have a
m w sensation in the attempt made last
night, in a carriage running between
Calais and Paris, to kill ami ; ib an Eng
lish clergyman Lamed Wi'chli-roe. The
sesaitanf was also an Fc gl'shman, ami
after s abbing his victim five times with
a chisel he made an alt. rapt to escape
from the train at Amiens, bit was cap
Tho dealeis in quack nostrums, who
trust their suggestive advertisements
under tho eyes of silly women, are
quite as criminal in their purposes and
and at least as demoralizii g in their in
fluence as the Hathaways and other
like villains who practice their more
desperate arts in secret. It. is impossible
to overestimate the mitebiet done hy
this whole tribe of piilvendere, No
matter whether their nostrums b
rflcclive or not for the criminal purpose
for which they are designed, it is the
promise they hold out that suggests the
sin, and many a women owes ruined
health and blunted conscience to there
foul adveitisements who never would
have res tried to the avowed abortionist.
Tne postal laws arc therefore wholly
right in forbidding the me of the mai s
to these pernicious quacks, and the
officers have done well iu the arrests
they made recently. Tney should fol
low up this beginning till they gather
in more of the tribe and suprtss the
obscene aud criminal publications with
which they flood the country.
An Alphabetic Kununrr.
A is tha Angel which all f us know;
15 i her Bustles. 15 ■! s, Ba- gs and a Beau;
C is the CVrs-ts. Cosmetics and Cream;
D is for dimples, for Dud sand her D cam;
K is an Gagaaement enchant nglv bright;
F is lor Frizzes that make her a Fright;
G is for It dd Garters, Gay Gloves and for Gum;
It is tor Hairpins and Has and to come.
I is the Ideal one she will choose;
J is the Jibing bs gets when be woos;
K is for Kisses supposed to be sweet;
is for Love to tall at her feet.
M is for Marriage for Money—or die;
N is for Novels she r-ads on tho sly.
0 is for Oysters and Offers—perhaps;
P is th? Presents she gets Irom the chaps.
Q s the Question that no one will p >p;
K is the Reply ere in a-ms she will drop.
8 is the Suushine fast changing to Shade;
T is the Thought she may die an o.d maid.
U is the U t on with any one now;
V is the Vision that’s vanished somehow,
W is ho Wishing and Waiting and Woe:
X is Xertion the last--for a beau.
Y is her Yeirs that she can not conceal:
Z is tor Zero—the end of her Zest.
Changes of Climate
kill more people than is generally known. Par
tlcularly is this the case in instances where the
constitution is del cate, aid aun.ngour immigrant
popu'ation seeking new homes in those portions o<
the west, and where malarial and typhoid fevert
prevail at certain seasons ot the tear. flw best
preparative for a change of climate, or of die
and water which that change necessities, is Hostel
er's 8 omach Bitters which not only lor-ifies the
system agai st malaria, a variable temperature
damp ano the debilitating rffrda of tropical heat,
but is also t-e leading remedy for constipation,
dyspe sia. liver complaint, bodily troub cs spec
ially apt to attack imigrants and visitors to re
gions near the equator, mariners and tourists.
Whether used as a safeguard by sea voyagers,
travelers by land, miners, or of ag-iou'turists
in newly populated districts, this fine specific has
elicited the most favorable testimony.
A Frog With an Appstite.
Cue of the big frogs in Terrell Broth
ers’ tank swallowed a trout six inches
long last week. Toe frog was resting at
the surface, and was bothered by the
trout, which kept nibbling at his long
legs. The frog’s good nature finally gave
out, and, diving for the speckled traer,
he swollowed him at a gu'p. Tne trout
was too long for tne frog’s stomach, and
the end of its tail protruded from
its mouth. Crowds watched the
i florts of the frog to get the trout down.
Tne trout-eater was swollen like a mad
dened turkey gobbler, but he was a*
lively as ever, and jumped in and cut
of the water as nimbly as if hu was not
gorged with a quarter of a pound of
trout’. He swallowed a perca a year ago
and ha< ea'en several small turtles.
Indulgent parent* who a'l w their children to
eat heartily of higb-sra-on and tjoi, rich pie*,
cake,etc., will have to use hop bitters to prevent
indigestion, sleepless nights, octnew, pain, and,
perhaps, death. No family is sate with.ut them
in Vhe house.
“My face is my fortune, sir,” indig
nantly responded a fl say young lady,
when her suitor delicately attempted
to sound her fi tancial prospects. “It
is certainly a large one, then,’’ dryly
responded the young man as he took
his hat and cane to leave.
Ladies and sickly girls requiring a noc-alcw
hoitc gentle stimulant, will find Brown's Iron
MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, JULY 0, 1883.
The Republican State Conven
tions of Minnesota and lowa.
Both Old Governors Renominated—
Proceedings in Pull.
Ex. Paul, Minn., June 28 —The con
vention assembled at noon. It was a
vt-rv large and enthusiastic one. Hon.
C. D GilfilUn was elected temporary
chairman. Committees were appointed
and a recess taken till evening. On the
reassembling, C. D. Gilfillan was nom
inated as permanent chairman by the
Hubbard faction, and J S. Pillsoury by
the Windomifes. G ; 'fillan wag chosen
by a vote of 140 to 98.
Gov. Hubbard was renominated by
acclimation. A resolution was intro
duced condemning the action of the
republican legislators who refused to
vote for Windorn as senator alter he
baa received the caucus nomination
last winter. This was laid on the table
by a vote of 148 to 92.
The platform approves the river and
harbor bill, and is as follows;
The republicans of Minnesota, in
state convention assembled, do adopt
and proclaim the following declaration
We believe in maintaining a system
of internal revenue levied upon articles
of luxury, such as wh'skey and tobacco,
and exempting the prime necessities of
life; together with a system of duties
upon imports, so applied as to provide
revenue for the necessary expenses of
the government and so adjusted as to
encourage the developement of the
manufacturing and laboring interests
of the whole country.
We are in favor of reform of the
civil service, based on the appointment
to effice, after proper examination of
men of capability, honesty, and fidelity.
We approve the principle of making
liberal appropriations by congress for
internal improvement, for the protec
tion aud developments of the naviga
tion ol our national streams and har
bors. W T e demand the continuation of
such appropriations especially for the
benefit of the Mississippi river from
the mouth to its sources under the
plans adopted by the Mississippi river
commission and the engineers of the
Tae administration of the general
government under president Arthur,
nas been wise and conservative, and
the afftirs of our state have been con
ducted in a prudent, honest aud econ
omical manner. Its financial obliga
tions are on a sound basis, the rate of
interest and taxation is low; the pub
lic scuool system and the various insti
tutions of the slate ars well managed,
and et joy the confidence of the peo
Recognizing the lights of the people
to a fair hearing upon all questions af
fecting their interests, and to effect by
lawful means any changes in the con
siitiu on of the state, which they shall
deem expedient, not intending hereby
to commit the party to any policy upon
the question of constitutional pronibi
don of the liquor traffic, we are in favor
of giving a free and lair opportunity to
the people of the state to vote upon this,
as well as upon other questions, when
ever a respectable proportion of the
voters shall petition for the privilege ol
increasing the right.
It is the opinion of this convention
the duty of congress, as an act of justice
to the soldiers of our common wealth
to restore the arrearage clause to the
pension act, by the re-enactment of that
law, aud we do hereby respectfully ask,
and most exeicismg recommend to that
body its early restoration.
The present officers were alt renomin
ated after which the following state cen
tral committee was appointed.
At large—B. X. McLaren.
Frst district -A. K Fmseth.
Second district—Mark D. Flower.
Third dis ric—Thos Sunp'on.
F urih district—E. S C rser.
Filth distdet —Robert Taylor.
Sixth district—Wm. Thomas.
Sevente dts rict J 11. Nelson.
Eight district—D L Howe,
X T iuth district—W F. Di kinson.
Tenth and strict—o. H Conkey.
E (Tenth district—U C. Kendall.
Twelfth disttict—John P. Arnott.
Tue convention then adjourned.
Des Moines, lowa, June 27.—The
Republican State convention met at 11
o’clock. Temporary officers were elec
ted. as followt: Chairman, the Hon. J.
A. Kasson; Secretaries, Col. Manning,
of Walpelia, A. F. Shaw, of Jackson.
William A. Gardner of Ljoa County.
The Committee on Permanent O g*ni
*d on reported as follows; Chairman,
Col. D. B. Henderson, Dubuque; Sec
retary, Calvin Monroe; a vice president
from Congressional district, and
one assistant secretary Eom each Con
gressional district. The report was un
was reported through Senator Wilson.
It is quite lengthy.
The first resolution reviews the past
record of the party. Temperance is
dealt with in the following two planks;
2. That while We extend our earnest
sympathy to'he people of all countries
who are struggling for their rights in
opposition to oppressive laws and sys
tems, we also plant ourselves on the
side of th homes of our own people
in their contest against a saloon. That
when the repulicsn party of lowa
pledged itself in 1870 to give to the
people at a special, non-parUsau elec
tion an opportunity to vole on a prop
osition to so amend the constitution of
the state as to prohibit the manufac-
Uiie and sale, as a beverage, of intoxi
cating liquors, it acted in good faim‘
*nd the special election o' June 27
1882, evidences the redemption of the
g.leoge bo given, and we now declare
that we accept the result o* *be elec
tion, with its majority of 20 074 vote*-
in favor of the adoption of the amend
ment so voted on as to the verdict of
the people in favor of constitutional
and sta utory, and without making any
new test of party fealty, we recognize
the moral and political obligation which
which requires the enactment cf such
laws by the next general assembly as
shall provide for the estabbsment and
enforcement of the principle and policy
affirmed by the pee pie at said non
partisan election, ard to that end the
faith of the party is pledged.
The other resolutions of general in
terest are as fellows:
4 That the power to regulate state
commerce belonged to the general as
sembly, and that which relates to inter
state commerce to congress, and both
should be so exercised as to establish
a just equilibria u between proiucters
transporters, and consumers.
Other resolutions favor the creation
by congress of a department of indus
try and improvement of waterways,
favor the repeal of the time clause in
application of soldiers for pensions, and
the exemption of soldiers’ pension
money and homestead from execution.
Toe last three resolutions are as fol
THE CRIMINAL CODE.
10. That in the interest of public or
der, personal security, and economy in
I the administration of the laws we fa vor
such amendments,to the criminal code
of the Stats as wit make more certain
and speedy the conviction cf criminals
and the punishmeit and prevention of
crime and at the same lime lessen the
burdens imposed upon the tax payers
by the numerous and vixttious delays
now too often attendant upon the ad
ministration of jaitice.
11. That in viev of the rapid devel
ooment of the midog industry of lowa,
the large number >f workingmen em
ployed therein, and the dangerous
character of the work, we favor such
legislation as will provide for the saf -
ty of persons and lices of miners, and
also for the promt*, just h.. r ’ .quitable
adjustment of Jifftjret~aß between
employers and employes in said indus
THE UJBLIC DEBT.
12. That we j-jr with pride to the
fact that the public debt of lowa is ex
tinguished, and tbit the rate ol our State
tax is less than tlat of any other Wes
tern State, and wj congratulate Gover
nor Sherman andour State administra
tion on the faitbftl and efficient man
ner in which oix public affairs have
PRESIDENT ARTHIE'S ADMINISTRATION.
13. That the vise, conservative ad
ministration of Pstsident Arthur meet*
with the hearty approval of the Repub
licans of lowa, apd we cordially ap
prove the promee given him to the
delegation appoiited by the Pniladel
phia convention f Irish-American citi
z-ns, that the suiject of the grievances
contained in the resolution of said body,
presented to him,should have thorough
and exhaustive investigation, and such
action as the government may lawlully
The reading of the platform was con
stantly interrupted with applause, and
ihe temperance plank was particularly
cheered and re-cheered. At the con
clusion of its reading it was adopted by
a unanimous vote with renewed ap
BEECHER ON LINCOLN.
A Urontl Opinion t a Krond llan—Tho
Lincoln Kccoixlruction Policy.
Interview with Baeche} in the Xtw York UeratJ.
“I think that Lincoln was to a re
markable degree loth a statesman and
a politician; that he based his views of
expediency on g;eat principles, but
that in executing txpedient objects he
was as shrewd ano keen a politician as
ever was in Washington. He had a
broad sympathy fr human nature and
he understood it very well. He was as
devoid of persond ambition and self
ishness as any mill of wnoin we have
a record in our history. Ho was a
man who wanted do that which was
right and best ftr this whole nation,
south and north, jind was willing to go
as near to the edgs of doubtful expedi
ency as a man dould go and not go
over the precipict; but De saved him
“Whatever its effect upon the coun
try, don't yon think that his death and
its manner and at the time was a great
thing for him in htstorj ? ’
“Yes, sir. I think that his ceffin was
more than the presidential chair. It
certainly gave to the whole of his
career the itfltence of a kind of po
“Do jou believe that he would have
carried out a different policy from that
“1 know that st the time that things
were drawing to a consummation he
bad in an inchoate form the very poli
cy that Johns mundertook to carry out
under a change of circumstances. 1
know it, because the Cleveland letter
that I wrote wag the result of confer
ences with Governor Andrew and Pres
ident Lincoln, jud preceding Lincoln’s
death, as to wha. were to be the next
c'-ming steps after the breaking down
of the rebellion and at that time un
der thecircnmsuaces, it seemed tome
that they had on the whole very wise
vie*s. It may fce said almost in a sen
tence what tv.eir policy was. It was to
say to the leadiig public men of the
south; Gentlenen, you took your
section out of tie union; you must
bring it back. Ve hold you responsi
ble. We will give you all tne power
necessary to do it. Slavery is gone,
audits you went out with these men
who have been defeated, now you
mutt come bact and we will trust
James Gordon Ifcnuett’s Superstition.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jacub Aslor, of
New York, have arrived at their sum
trier residence, Newport. It is one of
the most charmia 4 and extensive es
tates on the irlaud. Mr. James Gordon
Bennett, of the New York Herald,
thought seriously at onetime of pur
chasing the place.'sut superstition pre
vented. There appeared to be a strange
fatality with the peop ! e who owned the
place. Bam da, tne Peruvian Minister,
built it regardless of expense, and lived
to see the day when he wanted a dollar.
The two succeediag owners became im
poverished to soEie extent. Mr A. D
Jesup bought the place for SIOO,OOO, and
in a year more than doubled h;s money,
disposing of it to John Jac )b A-uor for
$2Ol 000. Then Mr. Jesup wen' to Eu
rope, and while ai Cheltenham Riilway
Station, in England, took up a L mdou
paper, read the account of President
Garfield’s assassination, and dropped
dead. Friends of Mr. B.mnett declare
that it was superstition alone that im
pelled him to refuse to purchase the
place. Mr. Aster is making it a more
beautiful place every year.
History of the Trade Dollar,
Washington, July 2 —Preston, acting
director of the mint, gays that under
the act which authorized the coinage
of the trade dollar, these pieces were
coined for depositors of silver bull ion
at the mints, and a charge imposed
for coinage at a rate not to exceed the
actual cost to the government
of manufacture. By this act
any owner of silver bullion
could have the same coined into trade
collars. They, therefore were not is
sued or paid out by the government in
payment of obligations or exchanged
for other money. The government
has endeavored to keep trade dollars in
its lawful and proper cuannel, and from
ignorance of the law relative to this
coin, parties have taken them in ordi
nary business transactions, when they
could have been lawfully refused.
Preston says there is no remedy, unices
congress legislates noon the matter. His
idea would be to call all trade dollars in
and redeem them, congress fixing the
rate at which they be redeemed.
Daubaer, the Fraudulent Pensioner.
Milwaukee, July 2 i motion for
an arrest of.judgment in the case of
Geo. H. Daubner, the pension fraud,
was to-day denied by Judge Drum
mond of the. Hotted States court, and
tae prisoner goes to the Chester peni
tentiary to-morrow for three yean, un
leas a motion for anew trial on a writ
of error is granted.
A BATTLE FOUGHT.
Hostile Meeting Near Waynes
boro, Va., Between the Blood
thirsty Richmond Ed.tors.
Mr. Klam Shot Down Strictly Ac
cording to the Rules of the
The Antagonists Compelled to Hide
in Hen-Roosts Prior to the
At the Scene:
THE ENEMIES FACE TO FACE.
Chicago, July 2— The Tribune of
Sun., ay has the following special: The
duel between Richard F. Beirne, editor
of the Richmond Slate, and William C
Elam, editor of the Richmond Whig,
took place two miles south of here Sat-
G o’clock a. m. The men were
placed in position promptly by their
seconds, and the command was g’ven,
“Gentlemen, are you ready? F.re.
One, two, three.” At ’the first fire
Elam's ball pierced the i-kirt of a Seck
coat worn by Beirne. Neither was hit.
Beirne, as the challenging party, de
manded another shot. Iu this second
round E arn was wounded iu the right
flip, the ball passing through the fl shy
part of that side an-! striking tne lef.
hip. The wound is not considered
dangerous. Elam as soon as struck,
said to his seconds: “I am struck.”
Beirne’s seconds declared their princi
pal satisfied. Beirne LLed his nat,
saluted his opponents, wa king to
his carriage, entered and drove away.
Elam was lifted to his carriage and
driven away. Beirne was represented
by Frank Wright, of Petersburg, and
VV. E Caalkley.of Richmond. Elam’s
seconds were Sat tie y Lewis, of Rock
ingham, a son of Lieut. Gov. Jouu F.
Lewis, and United S ates district at
torney for the western district of Vir
ginia, and John D. Shelling.
WHERE THEY FOUGHT.
The dueling ground was in a beautiful
geove of oaks on the farm of Philip
Killian on the New Hope turnpike. Tl e
weapons used were Celt’s revolvers ol
32 calibre, distance eight paces. The
original cartel provided for navy 6 shot
revolvers. The new cartel provided for
navy G revolvers or 42-calibre Smith &
Wesson. Beirne’s seconds demanded
that the weapons substituted should be
as near to those as possible. Elam’s
seconds however, insisted that he should
be allowed to use such pistols as he
wanted. At the word of command both
men fired promptly and almost simul
taneously. E am’s second shot entirely
missed his opponent. Both men are
represented to have been perfectly cool,
B irne is a Very large man, and weighs
225 pounds. E>am weighs about 187
I he and llerence in size was considered to
Boirne’s great disadvantage, but Elam’s
nearsightedness was claimed lo offset
ihii disadvantage. Dr. Lewis Wheat, of
R chmond, nephew of ex Guv. Lewis,
was Elam’s surgeon. Beirne had none.
Elam was removed to the residence of
ex-Gov. Lewis. E ana’s wife was tele
graped for and is now on the way to his
HOW THEY MET.
A remarkable feature of this affair is
the manner in which the two men got
together witheut being arrested. When
Beirne escaped from Hanover Junction
eight days ago be fled to West Virgi
nia. The following Monday eveniug.
as soon as McCarthy, his second, could
communicate with him, anew cartel
was made. The place of meeting nam
ed therein was near Waynesboro iSnur
day morning. Here the romanc’- of
the duel comes in. Bsirne had safely
placed himself beyond the limi s of the
State, and the question then arose, how
were the parlies to be gotten together.
Tue difficulty was enhanced by ;he fact
that all sources of communication were
under espionage. Deputy Sheriffs all
along the lines of the railroads were on
the lookout. The authorities bad drawn
a complete network around tne parties.
McCarthy, Royal, Ragland, and all par
ties suspected of connection with this
affeir were watched by detectives. E
am was securely hid near Richmond,
but Bierne could not move from West
Virginia. Finally McCarthy resorted
to a cipher dispatch. Two messengers
were sent to Beirne in West Virginia,
one bearing a pair of navy fix revolvers
and the oiner the key to the cipher.
They went by different routes, andthis
cipher man was chased by a Deputy
Buenfl who suspected him. He escap
ed by running through a big cornfield.
The railroad authorities w io read and
gave away every telegram that passed
tnrough were baffled as they perused the
dispatches concerning a brilliant trans
action in Tobacco and rash attempt to
bull the what market, while the chances
of a brilliant season at the White Sul
phur Springs were discoursed. Ihe dis
patch, which appointed the place
of meeting, discussed the maple sugar
crop of Green finer County. At both
ends of the line detectives were non
plussed. By means of this cipher the
cartel and all necessary prelimi-writs
were arranged. The cartel provided
ths.t the meeting should be two milts
out of Waynesboro at 4 30 this morn
ing on the old slag road. The pas.-word
was “Number one.” Mr. Beirne left
Green finer County Tuesday night.
Toe rain was coming down in torrents.
Beirne and Wright had to keep away
from the railroad and take tne must
out of the way roads. To add to this
trouble the mountain streams were
swollen, and once the Jersey wagon
and its occupants were swept down the
stream. They traveled night and day
and managed to make the tnp of near
ly 200 miles without beirg discovered
Toe parties were determined, for both
belligerents realized that neither of
them could show himself in Richmond
in “the slashes of Hanover,” Henry
C ay’s birthplace, and make his escape
from the police. Elam took to the by
roads, led by the same strong purpose
to get to the point of meeting. He was
in a covered buggy, and bad to exer
cise the same caution as Beirne, being
and ogged at every step, but he appreciat
ed thoroughly the situation, and was
determined on getting to the appointed
place. It might be a matter of life or
death when there, bat to fail to get
there was a matter of honor or dir
honor. As the men neared the place
tne difficulties around them thickened
and many tricks and disguises were re
sorted to, while renewed efforts were
made in tne cities to entrap them.
It was at the same time understood
by the two opposing parties, the Ma
bonaites aad anti-ManoneiUs that
there was more in this than mere
abase between the two editors. The
two papers bad been tilting at cacti
other for a good while, and the two
men felt that tne eyee of the state were
FROM HES ROO TS TO THE FIELD OF
The two champions proceeded forth
the other night, lying m hen-roosts or
creeping into barns and dark cabins.
Thursday night it was understood that
they were about sixty miles apart.
Etrlythemxf morning Earn passed
through Town’s Gap, in the B ue Ridge
Mountains. As they approached the
-cene of the proposed tryst their diffi
culties were increased. Waynesboro
is a very old town under the western
shadow of the B‘ue Ridge. It wis se
lected because it was almost midway
between Green Brier county, where
Beirne was. and the “slashes of Hano
ver,” where Elam was. Tue only key
by which the two parties could lik'd
each other was the password “Number
one.” The weariness of the long jour
ney had not coo ! ed the ardor of the
two men. No sffar of this kind has
ever created such excitement in Vir
ginia. All day telegrams have been
pouring in. In Richmond the excite
ment and anxiety were so great as to
seriously interfere with business.
The expense of the duel will proba
bly be aboui tooo or more to each duel
ist. The code allows ibe surgeon a fee
of SIOO. Mr Page McCarthy, Beirne's
first second, and who with William L
Royall are said to have managed for
Bierne in the affair, was a principal in
the famous Moidecai-McCartby duel,
in which the former was killed and
McCarthy desperately wounded. Ou
that occasion army revolvers were used.
Mr. McCarthy is now a resident ol
Washington and connected with the
Post and other papers, and was associ
ate editor of the Capital under Don
P<aU. Beirne and his second slept all
night in their Jersey wagon on the bat
The bail is still in E am's thigh, the
surgeon being unable to gel it out. As
he was beii g canud from the field,
E am remarked, “I am hit seam; oh,
it, I cau’t shoot,” referring to his
former experience in a duel with Col.
Thomas Smith, of Fauquier, who shot
him in the face. Before be accepted
Beirne’s challenge, Eiam placed his
resignation as Secretary of the Com
monweal.h in the bands or a friend
with instructions to do with it as he
thought proper. It is supposed that it
'-.as been placed in the hands of the
Governor and accepted. A stringent
anti-dueling law was passed the winter
before last, which makes duelling a
THE POLITICAL PHASE
The duel, it is thought will have a
ereat bearing on Virginia politics. A
C .alitiouist declared to-day that it
would secure Elam the coalition nomi
nation for Governor, a nomination
which until now it was thought John S.
Wise had a clear title to As to Beirne,
although he is but 27 years old, it
brings him to the front as one of the
foremost men in his party. In Rich
mond the news of his success has cre
ated great jubilation, and the number
of miut juleps drank tc-night over it has
The earliest case of dueling in the
United States was that of EI ward Doty
andElward Lester, two serving-men
among the Puritans of New England.
It occurred, says the quaint historian,
at Plymouth in 1021. The parlies were
servants of Stephen Hopkins, and hav
ing a dispute they se tied it gentleman
hire with sword and dagger. Both were
wounded. The Puritans assembled iw
convention and inflicted the following
just punishment: Doty and Le-ter
were ordered to"be tied together, beads
and feet, for twenty-four hours without
food or drink, but the intercession of
their master, their own humility and
promises procured their speedy release.
This was the first duel fought on this
continent, and they were disposed of
nek and heel", the object of jeers and
Tno duel as a form of combat is of
great antiquity, author zed according to
fpackstone in the laws of eiundebald,
A. D 501, which are preserved in the
Burgundian code, and afterward it was
established throughout the monarchies
of Europe. It is a rule of the dark ages,
which in the present slate of civilizi
tion c.nnot be justified.
Harrisburg Va , July i —Lt. Gov.
Lewis, at wuose house W. G. Elam lies
wounded, was here to day. Ho is very
uneasy about Elam. Dr. Wheat, his
physician, says he may be about iu 10
days or be may be dead. Pyemia is
feared. No tube has yet been inserted
to give fl iw to pus. Sloughing also is
feared by reason of proximity to fem
Fredericksburg, Va., July 2 —R. F.
Beirne, wuu E Sooekley, one of his
seconds, arrived this morning and
passed the day iu seclusion. Tney left
on a southern train to night. The im
pression is that Beirne will surrender
himself to morrow.
How One Man Got the Best of the Rail
From thu San Bernardino, (Col.) Index.
It is not often that a big corporation
like the Southern Pacific Rulroad
proves incompctant in a contest against
a penniless, single handed man, and we
record the fol owing to not- the excep
tion: The Sjutbern Pac fi; engineer
while scouring the country for water
on the desert about twenty-feur miles
irom the C dorado river, saw a few
tufts of grass in a little valley. He put
workmen to digging in the ground and
developed about ten inches of clear run
ning water, furnishing a beautiful sup
ply for all purposes. As the work pro
gressedy the abandoned thejspring tern
porariiy. A prospector came along
and stopped at the spring to drink of
the pure liquid. Perhaps the intensity
of his thirst induced him tog~ze longer
into ns pure depths. Perhaps, in his
fevered vision, aLer a long struggle
over dreary mountains and dusty
deserts, ho was mirrored in the water a
sparkling mine of stiver. At any rate,
ne tested the sand that drifted about
and got a trace of silver. This little
trace of silver resolved into SIOO a ton.
Here, then, was the realization of his
hope.*, and he went right to work to rob
the big corporation. He located the
spring for a mill site and the grounds
as mineral land—all of which is right
and bolds in law. He notified the com
pany to quit usieg his water, and they
have complied obediently.
She Was Satisfied.
“Ten cents for sich a little mite of
paragoric as that!” she growled, as she
held up the vial. ,
“Has paragoric riz?”
“Bat I’ve often got doable this
amount for ten cents. Yon mast have
made seven cents clear profit.”
“I maJe exactly eight, madam.”
“Why, that’s clear robbery!”
“Madam,” replied the druggist, as he
past.. and on the label, “If I should acci
dentally poison yoftr husband to mor
row you would want SSOO in cash.”
“Yes, all of that,”
“Well, I haven’t got bat $450, and
am in a harry to make up the remain
der, so that 1 can pm the cash right in
your hands without waiting. I’m not
the man to cheat a poor widow oat of
SSOO m these hard times ”
‘ On, that’s it, is it? “Well you talk
.'ike an honorable man, and I’m glad
j oa explained.”—W*U Street News.
The alligator mde business is aaranv
ir-g large proportions at Ora nr-, Texas.
During four days last week 5,000 Hides
A Hard Stery.
Fckanton, Pa., July 2 —Among the
convicts taken to Philadelphia, to-day,
was a lad named Charles Westcott,
convicted In a Lackawanna court of
larceny. He is one of the two sons of
Dr. Westcott, who with bis wife,
created a sensation by cruelty towards
their sons,Cnarles'aud Willie. The boys
seemed to Lave a mania for stealing,
and to break them of the habit, Mrs.
Wescott took Willie and knelt by a
red-hot stove, and placing his bare
hands on it. prayed for him, asking
him to unite with her in prayer. The
boy begged piteously for mercy,
yelling so loud from the pain
of burns that the neighbors were start
led. Charles was tortured in some way
by both father and mother. Still the
boys continued to steal. On another oc
casion Charles was compelled to stand
upon his head in a barrel throe hours.
The jury acquitted the WtstcoHs of
crueliy to their children.
A Speck of War.
Elmira, N-Y., July 2.—A prolonged
feud between Mayor Arnold of this
city and the Delaware, Lackawanna i
Western railroad culminated this fore
noon iu open warfare. The Lacka
wanna company, after many struggles,
succeeded in electing a majority of the
common council, but favorable legisla
tion was always vetoed by the mayor.
The common council voted the rail
road company the privilege of laying
down a single track at least
to connect with the company’s
land and freight depot below. The
track was laid across fifth street in
stead of merely to it. Mayor Arnold,
through the street commissioner,
sought tc- tear up tue track because it
was laid across the street. The Lack
awaua men ran a locomotive and cars
upon the rails to prevent
them, and while the ears were ff
temporarily thii afternoon, Mayor
and gangs of men began tearing up
the tracks. Alderman Peters, Lacks
wanr.a station agent, interfered and
ran the cars down on the track. He
and a switchman were arrested for
blockading the streets. The mayor
and his men continued tearing up the
rails, and he and his chief assistants
were arrested for malicious trespass.
Bail was given all around.
The breat Vetoisi.
Boston, July 2.—The governor sent
to the house a veto of the bill to levy
a state ax of $2,000,000. He does not
believe in raisng money before needed
and letting it lie in banks a* 3 per cent,
while poor people who pay tax-:s must
borrow at not less than 5 per cent to
pay with. He reviews the finance of
the last (our years and sajs a tax of
$2,000,000 is unnecessary and unrea
sonable. He rigards $1,000,000 tax as
Washington, July I.—The following
is a recapitulation of the debt state
ment issued to-day:
Extended its. contin
ued at 3>4 per cent. $32,082, 00(1
Extended lq.j 280. 000, 000
Extended 4s 737,686,300
Extended 3s 304,214,360
Kefundi’g certificates 355 900
Navy pension fund.. 14,000,000
Debt on which inter
est has ceased since
Debt bearing no in
terest old demand
and legal tenders.. 346,740,001
Certificates of de
Gold and silver certi
ficates 170 995,471
Fractional currency.. 7,005,690
Total without intcrcst.s3B, 111, 162
Total debt 1,881.171,728
T dal interest 12, 309,382
Cash in treasury $345,289,902
Debt less cash in
Decrease during May. 18.098.201
Decrease since June
Cuncnt liabilities, in
terest due and un
Debt on which intcr
has ceased 7,831,415
Interest thereon 366,824
Gold and silver cer
U. S notes held for
Cash in treasury 545,389,902
Principal outstanding 64,623,512
Interest accrued and
not yet paid 1,938,705
Intenet paid by Uni
ted States 59,283.388
Interest repaid by
companies by trans
portation service. . 16,777,389
By ca>h payment of
five per cent of net
Balar ee interest paid
by United States.. 39.850 809
Washington, July 2 —Tne president
baa made the following appointment!:
Col. Holaberd quartermaster general, to
succeed Gen. Ingalls, retired; Wni J.
Jahbraith associate justice supreme
court, Montana; Samuel J Kirkwood,
lowa, Silas B. Daicher New York, and
/Anthony Giikeson, N<*w York, commis
sioners io examine 45 miles of railroad
and telegraph Hues constructed by the
Oregon <t California R’y Cos. southwest
irom this city.
Tne presicimt left for N?w York this
afternoon. He has signed the com
missions of four newly appointed col
lectors of internal revenue and issued
letters of designation to the collectors
retained under the recent consolida
lion. During the fiscal year jast ended
there has been a net increase of pos’-
< ffices established of 1,630
Compared with the previous fiscal year
The secretary of the treasury ha*
decided to continue the present system
of fastening cars employed in trans
porting imported merchandise with
lead seals, and has awarded contract*
for supply ing them for the present fie
eal year. The new seals will cost about
$3 per thousand, a redaction of $2.10
New York, July ,2.—Judge Freeman
in the superior court to-day gave de
cisions la the cases of Wm. L. Wil
liams and Rufus Hatch against
the Western Union com
pany and others. The motion in those
cases was to vacate the injunction
order granted last Decomber whieh re
strained the payment of dividend*
upon sls 629 590 of stock which was
declared to have been illegally issued,
up*n the defendants, giving bond as
authorized by an amendment to the
cone, enacted by the last legislature,
sufficient to indemnify plaintiffs against
any loss which they might sustain by
reason of the vacating of such jejune
tion. This motion was made by the
Western Union company, but Judge
Freeman denies the motion.
The Tornado’s Travels.
Wise X'lX VISITED.
Milwaukee, July 2—A severe storm
struck Oziukee comity at 6 o’clock this
morning demolishing buildings at Ne
cedah, Fond du Lac, Belgium, Fredo
nia, Lamartine, Princeton. Port Wash
ington, Dartford, Bipon, New Cassel,
Majville, Brownsville, Kewaskiun and
a doxen other towns. In Belgium and
Fredonia alone over 200 buildings were
blown flat. At Oak field, 9 miles south
of Fond du Lc, hardlv a chimney is
left standing. King Erwin’s barn and
hay press were totally destroyed. The
W* in the whole Village is es lmated at
$150,000. The storm was about two
and oue-half miles wide.
At Port Washington three men nam-
Hollander, Soule and French were
drowned. The schooner Ganges, ofl
Port Washington, lost a 1 her topmasts
and several other vessels were serious
ly damaged. At Necedah a $l3 000
bridge over the Yellow river was dam
aged to the extent of $4,000.
Storm la Sew York,
New York, July 2.—Shortly before
o'clock this evening a violent storm
broke over this city, sweeping through
the streets with such strength that
walking became almost impossible.
An unfinished three story frame house
on 142 i street was blown down, and the
front wall of a brick theatre owned by
Hinor, in course of erection, also fell.
"♦ a ♦
The Cyclone in Connecticut,
New Haven, July 2.—A cyclone
struck Say brook this evening, blowing
down the car house of the Connecticut
Valley railway, about a hundred feet
long; half of the building was carried
several yards and the main
track choked with the debris, de
laying all trains. Hail stones
destroyed thousands of panes of glass
in Middletown, and telegraph poles
were blown down in all directions. The
storm was quite severe at New Haven.
The Croat Failure
STATEMENT OK ASSETS AND UAIUUriKt OK
Chicago, July 2—A meeting of the
creditors of McUeoch, Everingham A
Cos., was held after the adjournment of
the call board, this afternoon. John
P. Beusley, receiver of the broken firm,
submitted his report. The assets and
liabilities in Chicago containing the
following points: The aggregate amount
due to private individual* and firms,
$1 803,884; deduct $OOB 47Z, margins
surrendered and to he surrendered
and oil nets allowed, leaving amount
the members of the board $1 10-4911,
all of whieh is unsecured. Ho (omul
notes of the firm at various Chicago
banks amounting to $8 950 000 secured
by lard as collateral. He estimated
ihis collateral to invoice net $3 800,000,
leaving ad licit at the banks of $B5O -
000. This added to the amount due
members of the board makes the total
unsecured Habib ties of the firm in this
city :fl 854 till.
Mr, Bjusley staled, as the result of
thorough examination, McGeoch wav
not sufficiently closely connected with
any other capitalists to make them lia
ble as partners.
Down with the Telephone.
Oshkosh, July 2—A conflict between
the city authorities and the telephone
company was brought to a climax this
afternoon by- Mayor Pratt, who ordered
the chief of police and head of the fire
department to out down the company’s
poles. One dispatch says Mayor Pratt
ordered out the hook and ladder com
pany and the chief of police at 8
o’clock this afternoon to out the wire-’,
of the Wisconsin Telephone company,
iu com,-.banco with an ordmaiic# t
cent'y passed by the council authoriz
ing him to do so, in care the company
refused to pay a license of $BOO
London, July L.—The latest dis
patches to Router's telegraph company
front Frobrsdorll says the doctors think
there is no immediate danger of the
death of Count Bismarck.
Deaths from cholera in D.imietla on
Monday were 120.
Omaha, July 2. —At a banquet to
Gen. Crook to-night there was an unan
imous sentiment that the government
should adopt Crook’s ponce policy of
dealing witii the Indians as the only
one and that the management of the
Indiana and Indian a (lairs should be
turned over to the army.
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A Hank Wrecker Wrecked.
Jersey City, July 2.—John Halliard,
ex-president and chief wrecker of the
Mechanics and Lib trer’s bank has been
sentenced to 18 months in the state
prison which judgment was affirmed.
He was surrendered to the sheriff and
taken to prison.
JOE BLACKBURN TO THE B KONT.
Wash intoN, July 2 —Tuc announce
ment by authority that Mr.Carlisle will
he a candidate for United Htates sena
tor from Keniucky to succeed Kon.
John 8. Williams, is accepted by most
of (ho politicians here as fqui valent to
an admission that his chances tor the
speakership arc slender. Asa candi
date for either office Carlisle would
have a Kentucky rival, which fact
would make it rather embarrassing for
their mutual friends to take sides, and
it is hardly to be supposed that he would
call on bis friends to support him for
both of these offices at the name time.
If Blackburn were not already second
in the race to Randall this announce
ment would make him so. The race
for fenator will he an interesting one.
Williams and Carlisle arc both justly
popular in Kentucky. Thv latter has
won high reputation, but Gen. Williams
has a strong b**dy of devoted personal
friends, and some well posted Kentuc
kians think that he can not be beaten
“How do you find your speakership
ract?’’ askf-d an rutervixwer of Repre
sentative Blackburn to-day.
* Very satisfactory,” was the reply.
“I have not had an opportunity to talk
with my friends here, for I only came
in this morniobut, from my stand
point, I feel very well pleased with the
“Mr. Randall's friends say he is sure
“And I say that there is no doubt of
the ability of the anti-protection ele
ment of the democratic party defeat
ing Mr. Randall. Whom they will
unite upon is more than I can tell, but
I am quite willing to go into the cau
cus and take my chances. I expect to
go there with more strength than any
body except Randall.”
“More than Carlisle? - ’
“Yes, I am sath-fie i that I have more
strength to-day than Carlisle has, and
would get more votes in the caucus.
And 1 believe bis friends recognize that
fact, too. I do not suppose be does,
bat be will when he gets around to look
up bis support.”
Hammer ng Old Satan in Michigan.
Paw Paw True KortUrnsr.
Quite a stir was created in church
las? Sunday by the elder’s allusion to
the ladies’ custom of criticising the
style and fashion of hats and other gar
ments on the Lord’s day, instead of
having their thoughts on the sermon.
There is a movement in Cleveland,
as there is in Chicago, to establish a
msnpsl training school similar to the
flourishing school in St. Louis.
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