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THREE WERE KILLED: j ' ANOTHER SAD LESSON FOR THE GARDEN CITY. I FICTTMS OF THE DEATH-DEAL ING GRADE CROSSING. Swift Running Passenger Train Dashes Into a Crowded Streetcar in Chi cago, Killing Three and Injuring Several Engineer and liremau Under Arrest. j Chicago, July 17th.—Another horri ble disaster attributable to railroad crossing on a street at a grade occurred "his evening. An in onnng passenger train on the Grand Trunk road crashed into a crowd'd street ear at Forty-ninth Street Killing Charles Perkins, John Dil lon and Mrs. Maggie Murphy, and wounding eight others, ot whom two will probably die. The folly ninth street crossing is a network of tracks and alw tys has been reagrded as a dangerous spot. A long freight train going west had just passed .and the tower man raised the cates. This was taekn as a signal that the way was clear and the driver ot the car started ahead. A passenger train which was rapi lly approaching front the* west struck the street ear squarely in the middle, turn ing it around and hurling it thirty fe>-t from the point where it struck. .Souk* of the passengers managed to save themselves by jumping. The three jKiopie who were killed were frightfully mangled. The police have arrested the engineer and fireman of the train. The engineer said he did not see the street car until if was on the track and so close it was imposMWe for him to stop. The towerman did not see (In* pas senger train until after the gates were raised aud the street car laid started ahead. WEDS A CHAMBERMAID. A Palmer lluiis.' Maid Marries an Ails, irnliati Nobleman. Chicago, July 17. Three months ago Anna. Witkower, a handsome Bohe. miun girl, was a chamber-maid at tin* Palmer house. \<>\v she is a truest at Hit* hotel, the wife of Itaron Sohlberg, aun Australian nobleman. It is a case of true love. The haron came to the hotel over a year ago and was allmeted by the Kiri’s winning manners and handsome face. Having no friends in Chicago be took lier to the theater and became quite attentive to her. lie wrote her after he left the city and the corres pondence became regular. Although lie was a baron and she only a poor chainV>er.maid Sohlberg conducted him. self toward her as though she was a princess of tin* royal blood and Anna fell deeply in love with her noble friend. Last May the baron came to the Palmer house again and renewal his acquaintance with Miss Witkower. Shortly after Ids departure sin* left the hotel ostensibly to work at Waukesha. Nothing more was heart 1 of either baron or maid until (lie other day, when they came to the hotel and regis tered as Itaron and Itaron ess Sohlberg. 'The bride had dropped her plain work day dress and wore a rich satin gown, with diamond ornaments. The baroness was niii.ii interested in askin.tr after her former companions, the maids of the hotel, and has promised )<• write to every one of then . FATAL FI itF.W ()RKS. Tour Lives 1 ■ st in an Italian Celebra tion at Chicago. Chicago. July 17.—At an Italian cele bration at Fifty-seventh street. last night four people were kilhd and sewn injured bv an explosion of fire works. The dead are: Uiehard Marshall. Michael Snow, two unknown. The fol lowing named are mortally womuhd: Antonio Anginto, piece of tlie mortar pissed through his body; Antonio Massho, skull fractured. The injured are: Andrew Jonino. Antone Xasho. Tony Lad.an . A bomb was lin'd from an extempor ized mortar and was intended to be exploded in the air, tin' explosion to be JueompanU'd by a shower of brilliant lire. Just as the bomb was about to be find there was a deafening roar and the liquid lire and bnminir explo sives. together with the pieces of the mortar containing the bomb, wen' hurled in every direction. Hundreds of persons were standing about the spot, and the flash and report were fol lows! by the eries of those stricken to the earth. No lights were at litst to he had. and the dead and wounded by together beneath the feet of those who were able to escape. Many fell bleed ing and bruised and before they could be cart'd for all the lights on the grounds won' extinguished and in ■veased darkness added to the panic. THEIR DOORS CLOSED. Tartly Assistance Makes Denver and Kansas City Banks Suffer. Denver, Colo.. July 17.—The People’s Savings bank. Rooky Mountain Dime and Dollar, and Colorado Savings banks did not open their oors this morning. The assets of the People’s are $1,500.- '000; liabilities. $1,350,000. Prseldent Ktwrenee says the failure will in no way affect the Pople’s National. The Colorado Savings bank statement shows TTeposits of $480,000, with assets of $73,064 in excess of liabilities. The assets of the Rooky Mountain Dime and Dollar Savings bank are $156,808: liabilities, $105,654. The of ficers of all three say the debts will ibe paid in full. It is understood that -all the assignments were preconcerted for self-protection and the protection of depositors. President Lawrence, of the People’s, says the bank had about completed arrangements for temporary relief from eastern banks, but the doings of the! silver convention here caused them to' withdraw all aid and the bank had no ! other resource but to assign. Kansas City, Mo., July 17. The Grand Avenue bank, a private institu tion. suspended this morning, with as sets $200,000; liabilities, $140,000. It is expected to resume shortly. It is not doubted among bankers that it will pay dollar for dollar. The comptroller of currency took pos session of the Missouri National bank at noon. Statement by the officers shows ■ assets $1,254,785; liabilities. $700,000. | Assistance was on the way from the j cast but did not arrive in time as the I depositors were making heavy drafts | on the bank. Officers declare deposit ors will be paid in full. SAVINGS FROM PENSIONERS. Amount Special Examiners Have Caused to be Withheld Since .May 1. | Washington, July 17. —The special ex amination division of the bureau of] pensions, which is charged with the in- j vest [gallon of criminal matters in pen sion claims, as well as the investigation of merit of claims in which a prima facie case iias been established before reference to that division, has kept a record since May 1 of the amount in volved in the first payment of every case rej<*cted after special investigation. This record shows that for the months of May and June last, in these prima facie cases, which would have been allowed had they not been specially investigated, the first payment would have amounted to $150,279. The ex pense's of the special examination divi sion for tin* months of May and June last amounted to $30,859, leaving a net saving to the government of $113,- 884. To this amount may be added $8,504 which was recovered in cash by special examiners, and covered into the treasury, making a total net saving to the government of $117,888. NOT THE COMET’S TAIL. Astronomers Say Saturday Night’s Dis play Was the Aurora Borealis. Yesterday’s dispatches from Wash , ington have it that tin* grain! celestial display in the north Saturday night was really due to an elongation of the ! northern comet’s tail instead of the | aurora borealis. Professor Frisby, of tlie naval observatory* is quoted as j holding this view, but astronomers gen erally are not of the same opinion. STRAY SPARKS. This is Chautauqua day at the world's fair. Six Kansas banks wont down in the financial flurry yesterday. The congress of educators began at the world’s fair yesterday. Freeherr You Maltzauu, secretary of the German imperial treasury has re. signed. The emperor and empress of Ger many started yesterday for a trip in Sweden. The court martial appointed to try of the lost British cruiser, Victoria, Caps . Burke and the surviving officers opened yesterday. Captain Burke and others were heard. Roy Keefee, one of the injured in tbo Pomeroy, la., cyclone died yester day. His death makes the total fa talities forty-nine and that with other points seventy-four. The live mile road race of the Gal. umet Cycle club at Chicago, resulted in breaking the American road record for distance. A. L. Leouhardt did the trick in 13:30, heating the former rec on 1 by eight seconds. The Nicaraguan president and minis ter of foreign affairs are still held as prisoners by the revolutionists. The United States Alliance has been or. deivd to defend American interests in that country. Congressman Magnet*, of New York, said yesterday that the president had tenden*d siate Supreme Court Justice Edward M. O'libM the appointment to the supreme bench of the United States, in place of the late Justice Blatchford. Another meeting of the Western Pas senger association will be held Friday and tin* roads seem disposed tc estab lish a cheap rate to the world’s fair. A late dispatch from London says a targe tire was burning the warehouse district between L'ndenham streets and Be vis Marks and Camille streets. Many warehouses were then in ruin and the tire was checked. PEOPLE IN GENERAL. Mirza Mohammed All, sou of the famous merchant of llashet. Persia, is coming to the world's fair accompan ied by Murad Shentob, of Loudon. After visiting the exposition he will go to the Pacific coast and then to the city of Mexico. Prince Bismarck told a party of students who called upon him recently, that they should cultivate their musi -1 eal talents. He regretted that he had neglected the study of music, "for,’’ he said, “music is a faithful companion in life. Take wanting from me that occasion. Take warning from me that you may not reproach yourselves with the mistake that I have made.” The private secretary of General Doukhovskoy. governor of Siberia, who is now making a tour of the United Stott's, is an affable and accomplished gentleman, but he gets tangled up in the intricacies of the English language occasionally. To a reporter who asked the object of General Doukhovskoy’s visit, the secretary replied; “He de sire to know some knowledges about those American trades and factories.” When the Emperor William insisted on driving a four-in-hand at Berlin the other day everyone expected a smashup. and the expectation was I verified. His majesty lost all con trol over the horses, which ran away. | colliding with a cart and upsetting the coach. The emperor arose unharmed from tho wreck like Yenus from the sea. and, taking a passing coach, con tinued lus journey. He has only one good hand, the other being practically helpleos. and is very likely to kill him self or someone else by stubbornly in sisting on driving high-spirited horses which he cannot control. IOWA COUNTY DEMOCRAT: MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN, JULY 21, 1893. TESTIMONY ALL IN NEW PHASE OF THE MEAD MUR DER CASE. ARGUMENT BEGUN BY THE DIS TRICT ATTORNEY. Defease Wants to Let the Case Cos to the Jury Without Argument, But the Prosecution Cannot See it That Way—Goldberg Makes Most Scath ing Statements. Waupaca, Wis., July 17. —A refresh, ing breeze made the court house more i endurable this afternoon, and the fact that the testimony is about all in makes everybody feel that the long-looked-for end of tills trial at least is near. 'the court ■ reporter took the stand and read from, his notes of the Van Delia* trial, where Sam Stout testified | that he closed his saloon at 12 o'clock the might of the murder; that he went ] home right after that; on that evening I b -fore closing he let several persons in the front door out, aud also let a party in the back door after the clos. ing hour. C. S. Christianson, postmaster at Og. | deiLsburg, who testified Saturday, could not swear positively who it was he saw on the Morning of Oct. 8, when he met two men going toward liola. He appeared on the stand this afternoon aud swore that in his opinion, after ' 'seeing Prior afterwards, he was on* of the men who was in the carriage that morning. Elmer Chamberlain testified: “1 was in Frank Stout's saloon the evening of the murder. Fred Lea was there and told Charlie Mumbrue aid me to go down to bis house and get a gun to go limiting the next morning.'’ Under stipulation the prosecution I read from William Moon’s testimony at Prior's examination at London which showed a difference in some partic ular. The prosecution rested its rebut. t:il and the defense l>egau surre.bu.ttal. I, Ovrom, who was clerk for Bronson, never heard Mead say to Bronson that his note must be paid. Ralph Rowe testified lie never told J. W. Meikeljolm that Sam Stout was ready to give the whole thing up. Defendant Prior took the stand and denied everything material that has been brought out in rebuttal; he fm (her stated that in September, 188.S, he aud Dudd Carr took an early morn ing drive' to lola and came back via Scandinavia. Defendant Broioson denied every ma terial ik tint which had any bearing. Mrs. Barter was recalled for cross examination, but nothing was brought out different than her testimony the other day. She denied telling Frank Poll that a girl who had worked for Fred Lea and afterward for her had told her a mead murder story. This afternoon A1 Poll was called to the stand to show that Prior was charg ed with a double rig which was used to go to lola Sunday morning for a' girl, exactly as he testified. This closed the testimony. The defense made a proposition to let the case go to the jury without ar gument but it was rejected. District Attorney Goldberg then ad dressed the jury and made an exceed ingly hot and scathing* argument and he openly accused Attorney Sanborn with buying witnesses. The arguments will last about two days. HER MIND UNSOUND. State Board of Control’s Decision in Mrs. Dudley’s Case. Milwaukee, July IT.—The state board of control, which has been cnqnii’iiug into the sanity of Mrs. Marion V. Dud ley, the well known author and writer, rendered its decision today declaring her to be of unsound mind and refusing to release her from custody. What action, if any, will follow the decision lias not been determined. Mrs. Dudley is in an institute in Boston, where she has been for some time. It will be remembered that she was committed to one of the state institutes last year on an order issued by Judge Mann, the case attracting widespread attention at the time. Believing that there was some question as to hei insanity, her friends interested them, selves in her behalf and secured a hearing for her as well as a parole and she shortly afterward left for the east, where she has remained ever since. The examination that followed was conducted by a board of physicians consisting of Drs. Head of Madison, Wiggiuiton of Oshkosh. Mcßride of Wauwatosa and Drs White. Fox and Ladd of this city, the decision sustain ing the order issued out of the pro bate court. Upon the announcement of this de cision Mrs. Dudley was very much dis satisfied and made the declaration that she would be willing to stand by such a decision if rendered by Dr. Weir Mitchell of Philadelphia, and she ac cordingly went to him for a further examination. After remianing at his institute for a short time she left be fore the examination was com pleted. so that Dr. Mitchell has not pronounced upon her condition. She then went to Dr. Morton, also of Phila delphia. and after making a thorough examination he issued an affidavit to the effect that she was perfectly sane and thus the matter stood until the rendering of the decision today. STRIKE AT SHEBOYGAN. Reduction in Wages Doesn’t Suit a Company’s Employes. Sheboygan, Wis.. July IT.—'The big gest strike in the history of this city was inaugurated this morning when 800 of the 1,000 employes of the Mattoon Manufacturing company walked out. The strike is the result of a general reduction of 20 per cent, in their wages on the part of the company. Last Sat urday the employes were notified that. a reduction of 20 per cent, in their wages Avould be made commencing to-1 day. The men were informed that if \ tliey would not accept the reduction j die works would be closed down until business picked U p. i The company claims it was forced to take this action in order to meet its competitors, as other companeis are sel ing goods at such low figures that the prices of their goods at the present time is demoralized. The men went to the works this morning as usual, but when they learned that the cut was to be made they refused to work and left; the building in a body. A meeting of the employes was held at Bern’s Park this evening and an effort was made lo bring about a com promise with the company. It is pos-! sible that some of the big chair fac-j tories lit re will also be forced to re-■ dace wages. VICTORY FOR FRANCE. Siam Sues for Peace and Meets All 1 )c mantis. Bangkok. July 17. —The government of Siam has consented to withdraw the troops in the Mekong valley provided that Fiance agrees to also suspend hos- I tilities. Saigon. July 17.—A body of French' marines have captured the forts at Donthane and Tappam on the upper .Mekong. The French loss in the as saults was six killed and wounded. I The Siamese lost heavily in both on- 1 gagements. Paris, July 17.—A dispatch confirms] the unofficial reports from Saigon as to 'the French successes on the upper j Mekong river. The press of this city is the most bitter against Great Britain; for her attitude in the Frauco-Siilmese ■ dispute. The newspapers generally insist that France deal quickly and sharply with Slam. The Siccle says that Bangkok will be bombarded by the French gun boats only as a last extreme should all other means of arriving at an under standing with Siam fail. ENDED HIS TROUBLES. John A. Lombard, of Philadelphia, Commits Suicide. Philadelphia, July 17.—John A. Lom bard, 50 years old, manager of the He ro Fruit company, which was involved in the failure of Spring Garden Na tional bank, and who was the defend ant in suits brought by the receiver of j the wrecked institution, was found | dead with his throat cut at his home last night, having evidently committed suicide. He was last seen alive in ins room by a servant about 0 o’clock Sunday morn ing. He did not appear for dinner, but las absence attracted no attention until Mr. Lombard failed to take ins accus tomed place at the supper table. At that hour Harry Kennedy, a nephew, i went to Mr. Lombard’s room and found him dead in bed with his throat cut and a razor by his side. MURPHY SAYS “GIT.” ' The Senator Will Have No Republicans About Him. Milwaukee, July 17. — Senator J. W. Murphy inaugurated his debut in the office of collector of internal revenue by a wholesale sweeping out of the old force. , Only one of Collector Fink’s men re mains in the entire district. The rest are succeeded by democratic workers. Some of the dismissed employes had been in the office for many years, through democratic and republican ad ministrations alike, |but that fact did Wot avail to save them in the general slaughter. It was expected that Julius Lasche, the chief deputy, who had been in the office for sixteen years, would lie retained, but he went out with the other's and his place is filled by Peter McGill, late secretary of the Advance ment association. The position will pay Mr. McGill SI,OOO a year. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED. Mysterious Disappearance of a Hamp den Farmer’s Housekeeper. Columbus, Wis., July 17.—The house keeper of IV. E. Sowards, of Hamp den, eight miles west of here, has mys teriously disappeared. Niue weeks ago Sowards and this woman who it is claimed were maivied about ten da>s before, had a violent quarrel, and Sew ards claims she got up in the night and left. No particular suspicions were aroused, i however, until yesterday, when the i aged father and mother of the woman, named Ebert, of Beaver Dam, arrived here in search of their daughter. Until | that time it was supposed she had : gone to Beaver Dam as usual after one of her disputes with Sowards. The authorities will take up the search. Sowards left his team in a | bam in this city eight days ago. and it is there yet. He is supposed to be in Milwaukee. I ANOTHER ARREST. J. IV. Barnes Charged With Embezzle ment at Manitowoc. Manitowoc, Wis., July 17.—J. IV. Barnes, who was vice-president and one of the directors of the State Bank, was arrested Saturday on the same charge as that against Mr. Burnett — illegal banking and embezzlement. The warrant was sworn out by , Thomas Chlopsi, a Polander, who had S6OO in the bank. Mayor Joseph Vilas and his son, J. S. Vilas, of Kaukana, went on his bond of $4,000. His hear ing will take place July 24. DIED OF HEART FAILURE. Beloit Mechanic, Expires While Caring for His Child. Beloit, Wis., July 17.—Neighbors hearing the baby of William Doren. a mechanic, crying piteously yesterday went to the former’s home and found the father on a veranda dead. He was caring for the baby while his •wife went to church. Heart trouble was the cause of his death. Beloit. Wis., July 17.—Lyman Mech am, aged 96 years, for twenty-five years a resident of Beloit, died Sunday from the effects of a fall received a few days ago. JUDGMENT SWELLED] | I EX-TREASURER M FETRIDGE HIT A LITTLE HARDER. NEARLY $4,000 ADDED TO THE JUDGMENT. Judge Newman Grants a Motion Cor recting an Error Involving That Amount—The Sums Kept uii Deposit in Viroqua aud Appleton Heretofore Overlooked by the State. Ex-State Treasurer McFctridge had about 84.<nm added to the state’s enor mous judgment which be is laboriously wiping out and which now reaches the j magnitude of over S2(KM)OU. Yesterday a motion was made in the! circuit < outt here before Judge Newman 1 for a correction of the judgment in case No. 8 against Mr. McFetridge, and it was granted after the facts bad been stated by Senator Vilas for the state and after Joshua Stark, of Milwaukee, had spoken on behalf of the tie-] fendant. | I It seems that in the original reckon-1 ing ol the amount of state moneys' Mr. McFetridge had on deposit no ac count was taken of the* sums in the Viroqua and Appleton banks. This was an error, and it was to correct it that the motion was made yesterday. The judgment against the ex-treasurer is increased nearly $4,000 by the granting of the motion. He has already paid to the slate $140,000 and had about $40,000 more to refund. Now, that sum is swelled to $44.0'*0, but he will undoubtedly elimi nate it all in due time. That at least, is the assurance which he is said to have given to some of his bondsmen. The latter include Ephraim Mariner, of Milwaukee; John T. Smith. George B. Congdon, J. S. Rowell. S. P K. Lewis, Andrew Willard and T. L. New ton, all of Beaver Dam, and James A. McFetridge, T. M. Warren (deceased), William Stanley, George Mortens,' Jacob Van Ordeu and J. J. Gattiker, all of Bamboo. j Judge Newman heard this case alone. He is at the Park hotel. URGED NOT TO RESIGN. Many Petitions Pouring in On Judge Jenkins. Milwaukee, July 17.—That any peti tion has been prepared by the Bar association, requesting Judge Jenkins 'not to resign his seat on the bench, or that any such move is contemplated, is denied by leading attorneys and mem bers here. However, the universal sentiment among attorneys is that Judge Jenkins should not for a moment think of resigning, and it is said by some of I the judge’s close friends that he has i been overwhelmed with telegrams and letters from prominent lawyers and ; others asking him not to resign. One !leading attorney summed up the situ jation thus: There is no living mortal who can j tell what a grand jury will do. That body is a relic of the darker ages in I jurisprudence and should be relegated jto the shades of oblivion. It is a star ! chamber with dangerous possibilities, and because a set of men can in secret j call in other men and ask them ques tions and then turn about and indict 'a citizen as a result of the conference held in secret is no indication that the -man so placed under ban is guilty of I any offense. It is so in this instance . and for Judge* Jenkins to resign would :be for him to oonfess a weakness that I does not exist. It is true that he was ' completely dazed and dumbfounded by j the news of his indictment and at first j seriously contunplited resigning at i once. Since then wiser counsel has prevailed, and he is undoubtedly satis fied that there is no reason under Meav |en why he should resign. After be has 1 been tried and found guilty of some offense it will be time to think of re signing—not before. Chicago. July 17.—When District At torney Milchrist heard of the action tak en by the friends of Judge Jenkins in (Milwaukee in circulating a petition re questing the judge not to resign his position on the bench on account of | the Plankinton bank trouble he said he would heartily second the request In giving his reasons he said: “I think ids resignation now before the hearing would establish a bad precedent. If he ■ should be convicted, which is not a remote probability, then would be the lime. As the case stands now, if he resigns, he does so simply because he is under a certain charge. If he es i tablishesthe precedent of resigning for that reason, then any designing clique | could disrupt the entire bench by sim ply bringing trumped-up charges against j the occupants. This might lead some time to wholesale injustice. No, sir, most emphatically he should not re sign.” WHO SHOT HIM. Eau Claire Young Man Wounded in a Mysterious Manner. Eau Claire, Wis.. July 17.—While ‘ Eric Meyer, a young workingman, was ' strolling along First avenue late last I night some unknown person shot him through the arm. He is in the hospital and says he has no idea as to who the person could be. The authorities are working on il. WISCONSIN JUDGES. Chicago, TIL, July 17.—The following judges were approved as judges in the department of agriculture by the na tional commission: George Martin, Hudson, Wis.; Andrew Johnson. Edger ton, Wis.; R. L. Joyner, Wyoming Wis., and N. H. Snow, in the depart ment of electricity. Boston Gazette:—“Always speak well of your neighbor.” “I always do, although I can assure you she is the meanest woman in creation.” . BADGER BRIEFS. Items of Interest Gleaned from All Over the State. Frederick W. Puemer, an old resi dent of Jefferson. passed away at the ago of 81 years. Robert Williams, a young man re siding at Dundalk, Out., was drowned at West Superior. j Charles Larose. aged I*l years, was drowned in the Fox river at Green Bay while bathing. Andrew Bailey, a pioneer of Rock county, passed away at his home in the! town of Footville. aged To years. I mil. thb 2-year-ohl son of Herman Ewer, of Oshkosh, was drowned while I l iving in the pond at North Park. Mrs. Mary Lawrence, one of the early seniors of Fond du Lae. dh*d at her home in that city, agi*d St* years. The six societies of Si. Joseph’s con gregation at La Crosse are aliont to buial a netv home ;it a cost of sir>.ot)o. It cost T. C. Hunnigan, :i Chippew'a F.d’s barber, 822., Vi for violating the Sun-Lay law in keeping his barber shop open. It is reported that the Northern Pa cific Railroad company will build a round-house of eleven stalls at West Superior. Albert Meyer, a young man living in tht> town of Washington, near Sha wano, died front an injury reeeived two years ago. ; Everett Roberts, son of Thomas Rob erts, a well-known merchant of Ran dolph, was killtnl by a licit of light ning recently. N. Bmette, G 4 years, died at his homo in Jefferson. He servt*d in Cos. 1), first Wisconsin volunteer cavalry, during Uie war. | At a mooting of the school board of Dolavan it was voted to appropriate $27,200 for a now school building with a capacity for 550 pupils. William Suessmih-h. a Sheboygan young man. was drowned while bathing in the river at that place. The body has not yet been recovered. i Charles Jacobson, formerly a resident of Florence, was killed by the blowing out of a cylinder head at one of the mills near Iron Mountain, Mich. 1 Miss Maude Noble, of Menaslia, was married to Wayne Hodge, of Neenah. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride’s parents. i W. H. Marvin, a Gnen Bay trunk manufacturer, has assigned for the! benefit of his rcoditors. The assets and' liabilities are not known, 1 During a heavy hail storm at New! Lisbon over 1,500 panes of glass In dwellings and stores were shattered.) Crops in that vicinity fart'd badly. Anna M. Pashke was granted a di- j vorce from her husband, Herman J. j Pashke, in the circuit court at Janes-, ville. .\ii*s. Pashke was awarded $250 alimony. ’Hie Wisconsin Pharmaceutical asso-' elation will hold a convention 1 at Fond tin Lac on August 8, b and 10. Prepa rations aie being made for a large at tendance. Ephraim A. Bowen, aged 74 years, died at his home in the town of Scott, Crawford county, lb* was a, member of Cos. A. sc,tilth Wisconsin infantry during the late war. C. C. Gaylord, an Elkhom resident, was trying to raise a large scantling by means of a pulley when the scantling broke in two, one piece striking him on the face and breaking his nose. The light between the saloon keepers of Bayfield and the town board has resulted in a victory for tin* latter, tin* saloon men paying s4' mi for licenses, the amount originally demanded. Bishop Messmer, of Green Bay, has issut*d a dt'creo to the various parishes in the Green Bay diocese against the holding of picnics, excursions and fairs by Catholic societies on Sundays. Work is well under way on the new paper mill at Nckoosa. About 200 feet of the bOO-foot dam is part way up and blasting and quarrying material for the main building Is busying large gangs of men. While George Keebler, of Menomo nee Falls, was taking a ride on the hand-car, the car Jumped the track, throwing Koehler violently against a pile of ties. He received an ugly cut in the forehead, but will recover. The Union Fire company, of Depere, at a meeting on July 7. passed a resolu tion disbanding the company to take effect July 14. The action is due to dissatisfaction with the treatment they have received at the hands of the city! council. The body of Archie Skinner, who dls- ( appeared from bis homo at Eau Claire about ten days ago, was found in the ChipiK'Wa river. It is supposed that he was drowned while catching drift wood. He was 15 years of age. Ephraim Barren, of Boscobel, died of heart failure at ids home in that city, aged 70 years. Charles Sheldon, an Appleton young man, came near being decapitated a few evenings ago. He was riding home on Ins bicycle and when near his house he took to the sidewalk, as the road was muddy. Suddenly he ran in to a telegraph win*, that some mis creant had strethced across the walk, and was thrown violently to the ground. The -wire caught him in the throat and buried itself into the flesh. He was taken to a physician and the wound was attended to. The police of that city are investigating the affair. It will be well for burglars to give the residence of Mrs. Rouse, of Eau Claire, a wide berth. A few nights ago a burglar made an attempt to enter Mrs. Rouse’s house while her husband was absent. She was awakened by the noise and hastily dressing herself she wont down stairs and secured a Large revolver. Going quietly to where the would-be robber was trying to effect an entrance she fired two shots in rapid succession. The burglar beat a hasty retreat. It is not known whether he was injured or not. The members of the board of educa ttion and city council of Racine are not , working harmoniously together with re gard to building. It is claimed that the council is acting arbitrarily in the mat ter. Four months ago $20,000 bonds , were voted for the purpose, but nothing [has been done and the council refused I to advertise the bonds and to allow the board to advertise for plans and speci fica/tions for the building. If action is not taken within a few days the whole board may resign. A SHADE LOWER grains and provisions take A TUMBLE. BIT IT WAS dub IX) BANK f | FAILURES, I ! Stock Dealings Are Dull in New' York— | The Financial Situation Seems to Improve—Banks Bolter Than Sat urday’s Statement Indicated—’They . Become More Free With Money. Chicago. .Inly 17.—There was enough bullish hews to ‘have knocked the wheat beta's cold in the dog days in ordinary times, but instead it knocked the bulls till out to sea. with nothing to keep them atloai but their swelling indignation tit what they considered .Mi unnatural decline. 'The amount of wheat on ocean passage decreased L -4d2.KHi bit and the visible decreased 2,4)PT,000 bu. or together nearly t,- 000,000 bu. A tailing off in Russian shipments was said to be causing linn, ness in du* English markets and reports trout tin* northwestern spring wheat region here were no more reassuring than before. But. hanks in the west were toppling over like frame houses jin a cyclone and that, went farther with the speculators than all else lx*- sides. September wheat is l-2e lower, corn is 5Sc lower and provisions are also considerably lower. The range Unlay was. Wheal July opened at .(153 8, high est .<‘>s 5-8, lowest .t>s, closing .(55 It; August opened at .<55 7.8, highest .(>(> l-S, lowest .(15 1-2, closing ..(J5 5-S; September o|vened at .Gbl.B, highest .(lb 1-2, lowest .(IS 0.4, closing .(lb; De cemlier opened at; .75 7-8, highest .7(1. lowest .75 1-2, closing .75 5.8. Conn—July opened at .40 3-8, highest .40 3.8, lowest .40, closing .40; August opened at .40 1-2, highest .40 12, low. est. .40 1-4, closing .4014; Septembci (opened at .411.2, highest .411.2, low jest .41, closing .41; May opened at I .3b 7-S, highest .3b 7 -8, lowest .3b ss, closing ,3b 5-8. Oats July opened at .2b 1.4, highest 1 .2 b 1.4, low<*st .281-2, closing .28 31; I September opened at .25 38, highest 1.251-2. lowest .25 1.8, closing .25 1-8; | July opout'd at. 18.75, highest 18.8:.. lowest 18.75. closing 18.85; September 'opemnl at 1b.50, highest Ib.(K>, lowest j 1b.50, closing 1b.<50. I Lard—July opened at b.(50. highest j!).(SO, lowest b. 50. closiiiig i>,55; Septem i her optned at 10.10, highest 10.10, low * e.s| 10.00, closing 10.05; October opened 'at b. 75. higln'st b. 50, lowest b.lO. elos i ing b.2(>; Spare ribs —July opened a( 8.52 1-2, bigh<>st P. 571.2, lowest 8.22 12. clos ing 8.50; Septemlier opeinsl at B.<J5 i highest 8.70. lowest 8.115, closing 8.421.2. I New York, July 17. —' The railway I share market opened dull and prices showed small fractional declines from Saturday’s closing quotalions. Wall : str*et got over its flu try a bout noon, but recovery from the depivssiou was slow and final quotations mark a general decline. In casting up the ponits for the day it was found that the bears had slipped in under cover of early selling for Ixuulon account to raid the market. At the decline there was fresh liquidation, offerings being bought in to prevent raiding sales, market active but not broad. There Is general concurrence among treasury officials in Washington that the finan cial situation continues to Improve. In local financial circles the expectation is that the money market will gradu ally become easier and that funds on time will bo In fairly good supply within a week. It is not improbable also that further moderate amounts of gold will bo shipped from Europe to this side. The banks are supposed to h* in better condition than their state ment of Saturday indicated, and now ( that they have made their returns to the comptroller of the currency they will begin to lot out their money with more freedom, j In addition to tin? $300,000 gold ship ment on Saturday to Hei del bach, Ickel heinier & Cos., by the Fuerst Bismarck and Bms, the firm is advised of a fur ther shipment of $150,000 of the yel low metal. Some of the larger banks were free [ buyers of commercial paper, today, taking it from G to 10 per cent., and demand money on the board was in fair supply at from 4 to 0 per cent Clearing house certificates to the amount of $400,000 were retired today. The loan committee of the clearing house authorized the canceling of $400,- 000 in loan certificates. There was no further Issue of certificates. The cer tificates now outstanding now amount to $2,340,000. PRESIDENT OFF FOB A CRUISE. leaves Buzzard’s Bay on the Oneida for Several Days. Buzzar’s Bay, Mass., July 17.—Presi dent Cleveland left on Mr. Benedict's yacht, the Oneida, today for a cruise, it is said, of several days’ duration. Considerable baggage was taken aboard 'with the president. national league scores. Was! ington—Waebington 7; Phila cblphia 1. New York—New Yoik 4; Boston 1. Cleveland—Cleveland 10; Pittsburg 13. Baltimore—Baltin:ore 9; Brooklyn 9. SHOT HIS VISITOR. Chicago, July 17.—Joseph Midoca, of Little Rock, Ark., was fumbling about in Louis Dillon’s room at 4 o’clock this morning. Dillon, waking suddenly, drew a revolver and shot Midoca dead. ARM AND LEG SERVERED. Fond du Lac, Wls., July 17.—1n at tempting to make a coupling this morn ing Conductor A. R. Pepper, of the Northwestern road, fell beneath a oar, which amputated a leg and arm. His injuries* are probably fatal.