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A. I. Kbnaxsmr, Proprietor. LANGDON, NTH "rne largest needle manufactory in the world is at Reddltch, Worcester shire, Eng. Over 70,000,000 needles are made there weekly. Tasmania's tutors engaged by farm ers often work with their pupils in the fields, notably at harvest time and in the shearing season. M* An Italian named Lamacithia has Invented a repeating gun which fires nineteen shots without reloading and has all the advantages of other weap ons. One ton of steel shipping equals four of sailing shipping—that is to say, a steamer can carry four times as much cargo any given distance in a year as a sailing vessel can. A movement has been started in Georgia to perpetuate the memory of Ell Whitney by converting into an ele gant country club the scene of his la bors near Augusta, where he perfected his cotton gin. The organization has been perfected and the charter for the "dub secured. Not all the coral reefs are found out In the ocean. Within the last two years several remarkable reefs of fossil coral have been discovered near Bainbridge, on the Flint river, in Georgia. One reef so found consisted of coral heads, some of them more than a foot in di ameter. Between twenty-five and thirty species have been recognized in these Georgia reefs. What is described as an "ancient firaughtboard" has been discovered in Crete. It must, by all accounts, be a very fine piece of work, since it is cam posed of natural crystal, ivory, gold and Silver, but it is by no means •unique. Chess, draughts, or the game from which both are derived, was known to nearly all the ancient civili zations, and Greek and Egyptian boards are by no means uncommon. Dr. Leopold Rieger, a fashionable Viennese dentist, has just sued his as sistant, Dr. von Hauer, for the sum of !£130, being the estimated value of certain luncheons and dinners eaten by the latter while he was the fiance cf Dr. Rieger's daughter. The engage ment lasted two months, and was then broken oft. Dr. Rieger maintains that the food was obtained under false pre tences, as his assistant was never seri ous in his attentions to his daughter. After a deal of argument the case has been decided against Dr. Rieger, who also has to pay the costs, amounting %o £120. A road made of slag cement is to be constructed at North Tonowanda, New York. The Tono wanda Iron and Steel Company has received permission to lay tracks on a road which is now in poor condition, provided it will slag the Toadway for its full width of 66 feet fThe street is about 40 feet wide. The method of laying this particular sur facing is probably novel. The molten slag is to be run in a "hot train" of 5ron cars over the track, and the slag poured over the surface at the proper place. The company claims that it wiU cool into a solid mass. The first active step in the war on the famous—or infamous—Jersey mos quitoes was taken last month, when simultaneous attacks were made upon several points of their breeding grounds. The Hackensaclc meadows and the marshes about the Oranges jhave always been prolific sources of this insect pest. Under the direction of the entomologist of the Department of Agriculture at Washington, the sur face of the water in the marshes was treated with kerosene. The applica tion will be renewed several times during the summer. Success will be of the greatest benefit to public health, but the extermination of the Jersey mosquito will rob the humorist of one of his dearest treasures. One of the queer charities in New York is the auctioning of homeless and destitute men in Madison Square every night. Chaplain Ratzler, a worker among the poor, who is unconnected with any church organization started the scheme. The auction idea was hit upon by mere accident, but it proved more popular than the old style of making collections. The chaplain will pick out a ragged specimen of human ity, stand him on the curb and shout, "What am I bid?" The crowd invari ably takes the cue with good humor, and someone usually starts bidding at five cents. Often the homeless ones are "knocked down* at fifty or sixty cents, when the crowd is especially liberal or good humored. The money is then passed over to the object of his attrac tion. Every night between eleven and twelve a line of homeless and penniless men form in Madison square and as tha theaters empty their crowds, Chaplain Ratzler mounts a bench and invites at' tention to his human wares. Some peculiar facts are being fcrought out by the 12th census con cerning the counties, says the New iYork Sun. For instance, the shortesi name of a county is I, in Oklahoma •while the longest is Saint John the Baptist, a parish in Louisiana. Mon tana has the county with the largest area, Custer, which covers 20,490 equare miles, the second largest is San Bernardina county, Cal., with 19, 847 square miles. The smallest county Is Bristol, R. I., which has only 25 sauare miles. MOLD VP A GREAT NORTHERN TRAIN IN BROAD DAYI.IGHT IN MONTANA. SECURE ABOUT $83,000 IN BOOTY Blew Open the Express Cnr and Wrecked the Through Safe With Dynamite Several Person* Shot and Wounded Baudita Sur rounded by a Sheriff's Poxsec Which Mas Been In I'ursuit. Great Falls, Mont., July 6. The Great Northern transcontinental train No. 3, leaving St. Paul Tuesday morn ing at 9 o'clock, was held up at Wag r.er, Mont., nineteen miles east of Great Falls, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by three men. who blew open the express car and.wrecked the through safe with dynamite, securing $$3,000, The robbery, in daylight, was one of the boldest that ever occurred in the West. One of the robbers boarded the "blind baggage" car at Hinsdale, a station about twenty miles east of Wagner. He appeared to be a com mon hobo, but when the conductor dis covered him at a stop almost immedi ately afterward he drew a heavy Colt's revolver and ordered him to re turn to the rear of the train on penal ty of death. The hobo then climbed over the locomotive tender and at the Point of His4 Revolver compelled the engineer aurt fireman to stop the train at a ravine a few miles east of Wagner, where his confeder ates, two in number, both masked, lay in wait. The hobo then compelled the engineer and fireman to abandon the engine. Firing began on both sides of the train as it came to a stop. Pas sengers on the train began to look out of the windows and a brakeinan alighted on one side of the train, while Traveling Auditor Douglas alighted on the opposite side. They instantly bc came the targets of Winchesters In the hands of the robbers. A passenger on the tourist coach, who was leaning out of the window, was struck by a stray bullet and seriously injured. Two other passengers were shot, but neither was seriously injured. To wreck the door of the express car with dyna mite, with which both the confeder ates who appeared from the ravine were liberally supplied, was the Work of an Instant. The express messenger was compelled to leave the car at the point of a rifle and the through safe was immediately dynamited. The first charge ciid wot break it open, and four others in quick succession were necessary before it was forced. The robbers hurriedly gathered in its contents, consisting specie shipments, drafts, coin and valuable negotiable paper, and retreat ed, keeping the train crew and passen gers off at the point of their rifU-s. All three disappeared in the ravin*, and were seen later, one mounted en a bay horse, one upon a white horse and one upon a buckskin, heading south ward at a furious gait,, the booty being plainly visible in a sack thrown across the saddle bows of the rider of t.li-1 buckskin horse. On arrival of No. 3 at Wagner She-r iff Grifti th organized a posse of ten men and started cn the trail of the robbers. The three men were recog nized by the engineer and he is with the cosse. BANDITS SURROUNDED. Sheriff's Fosse Corners Tkeut ci a Rancli. Great Falls, Mont., July 6—The thr»t men who held up t.he Great Northern vest-bound express near Wagner, 1!!G miles east. Wednesday afternoon and secured $S3,000, may be captured at f.ny moment. Sheriff Griffith, with a posse of twenty men, has surrounded them at "Buck" Allen's ranch, about forty miles south of Wagner, near tb-5 edge of the oid Fort Belknap reserva tion on the west fork of the Poucheti* river. The posse followed the bandits all Wednesday afternoon, finding signs of them at a ford on Beaver creek, and again when they crossed the Dry fork. Information that reached here lai.e yesterday afternoon is that the posse came in sight of the men about 1 o'clock near the ranch, and driving them in, surrounded them. It is prob able that they will not be captured un til after a severe fight, and at i.h4 latest advices Sheriff Griffith hud not made the attack. COUNSELS SUBMISSION. Pope Leo Giie» Advice to Members of French Keliicioaa Order*. Rome, July 6.—Pope Leo, acting on the advice of Cardinal Vtampollo,' who is favorable to the French govern ment, has decided to ordet the French religious congregations to accept the operation of the new associations law., because it is the duty of catholics to obey the legitimate constituted au-. thorities, even when the results are de plorable. GOLD DISAPPEARS. Thirty Thousand Dollars Missing From San Francisco Mint. San Francisco, July 6.—Thirty thou sand dollars in bright new twenty dollar gold pieces are missing from lhi cashier's vault of the United States mint. Although the mint officials have been working on the case for four days they have no clew to the disap pearance of the coin. Killed bv Torpedo E-xpIosion. Cadiz, Spain, July 6.—During prac tice yesterday a torpodo exploded, killing an officer and two sailors ar.d Injuring seventeen others. Many of the latter were dreadfully mutlllated. Craaed hy Hent. Dubuque, Iowa, July 6—Frank Bran don, crazed by the heat, attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river. He was rescued and made an other attempt. He had to be held by force to be kept from the water. Broom Corn Goes Up. Mattoon, 111., July 6. The Union Broom Supply company has cornered all the broomcorn crop of 1900 and raised the price to $120 a ton. Fifteen Eastern manufacturers are in the com bination. INCREASE: IN SOUTH DAKOTA. Merrinm Tells of Wonderful Growth of Mnnafactnrlnir Industries. Washington, July 6.—Director Metv rlam has issued a bulletin relating to the manufacturing industries of South Dakota. It shows a wonderful increase in the number of industrial establish ments in the state, also in the amount of capital invested, giving the total value of products at $12,229,4S9, an in crease in the decade of 115.2 per cent, the figures in 1890 being $5,682,748. There was an increase also of 228.3 per cent in the number of establishments. LOSS TO FARMERS. Hlffh Water in Missouri River Dam ages Farm Land. Sioux City, Iowa, July 6.—The high stage of the water in the Missouri riv er is causing the loss of thousands of dollars' worth of valuable farm land below this city. The ravages of the current have resulted iu the loss of the whole Nairn farm, a fifty-five acre plot valued at $4,125. The Mont rose farm will go next. The land is equally valuable, and r.ow that the Nairn farm hac gone thousands Aof acres alongside of it will be engulfed. HIS LAST ASCENSION. Aeronaut Killed While Making, a Cannon Parachute Drop. Muskegon, Mich. July 6. Frank Tazelow, an aeronaut from Grand Rapids, was killed yesterday while making a cannon parachute drop. When the balloon had reached a height of 1,000 feet the ropes holding the cannon bursted and the big gun containing Tazelow dropped into the lake. When it was removed Tazelow's body was found to be in a terribly mangled condition. This was his sec ond ascension. The accident was wit nessed by thousands of people. EIGINEER SERIOI!SI,T HURT. Bottle ct Ammonia Explodes, Throw iun Contents in His Face. Fort Dodge, Iowa, July 6.—Engineer H. J. Erichson of the Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad was painfully in jured about the eyes by the explosion of a bottle of ammonia with which he was reducing a hot box on his engine. Physicians are hopeful of saving his eyes, although the injury is considered a serious one. MET STANT DEATH. flnraboo Brnkeman Killed, Trni Running Over His Neck. Winona, Minn., July 6.—The remains of Patrick Mulcahy of Baraboo, brake man on the Madison division of the Northwestern road, were found on the track in the yards here, his neck hav ing been run over, causing instant death. It is supposed that Mulcahy lay down on the track while intoxi cated. DAK HALL INJURED. Has Hid Arm Broken While Superin tending Work on His Farm. Buffalo Lake, Minn., July 6.—Hon. Dar S. Hall had his right arm broken yesterday while superintending haying operations on his farm in Renville county near here. Dr. Tinker of Stew art reduced the fracture, which, al though painful, is not necessarily seri ous. SCHOOZ.HOUSE IiURNif.3. tttack by Llerhtnins In Early Xiovn intr Siorm. Cumberland, Wis., July 6. During the severe electric storm that prevailed here lightning struck the large school house south of town, burning it to the ground. The structure was recently erected at a cost of $3,000. GRAIN LODGE!). Heavy Rains Do Temporary Dninnpre About Fargo. Fargo, N. D., July 5. The heavy rains, accompanied by much wind, did some damage to grain. Some of th'.* largest grain was lodged and some is covered with water. The damage is not expected to be permanent. Costly Firecrackers. Sioux City. Iowa, July 6. Fifty thousand dollars was lost as a result, of a fire caused by the negligence of some small boys in the use of lire works. A coal shed having a capacity ot thousands of tons, six nouses be longing to the notorious "Bedbug Row," anu a section of the elevated railroad were consumed. Commissioners Apioii:ted. Sioux Falls, S. D., July 6. Judge Carland of the United States court has appointed the following United States commissioners for the ensuing four years: Daniel Conway.. Sioux Falls Edwin T. White, Yankton Charles D. Tidrlck, Chamberlain Charles A. Coe, Deadwood Charles Mitschrich, Eu reka. River Sweeps a Town Avruy. Nome, Alaska, July 6.—Forbes Mc C:ea, arriving from Council City, brings an account of a rise in Fish river on June 15 which swept away the entire town of White mountain with the exception of one saloon. The native village at the mouth of the Neukluk was also floated. Golovin bay is still solidly frozen. Many Were Injured. Canton. 111., July 6.—Letha Suydam, eight years old, was killed yesterday and twenty-two others were injured by the brick coping of a building with twenty people falling from the roof on the heads of the crowd or. the side walk below. Two others will probably Banker's Barn Burned. Meriden, Iowa, July 6.—The barn of W. V. Andrews, banker at this place, burned. All stock and buggies were removed safely. The loss was covered by insurance. Plenty of Hay. Dickinson, N. D., July 6. Hfcying will be a. little late, but the present outlook is for the largest crop In many years Ranchmen are going to be abl» to j.'ut up hay almost anywhere, w'oit&U i'a an unusual thing in this section. Sontli Dnkota Pharmacy Board. Dell Rapids, S. D., July 6.—The next' meeting of the South Dakota Htate board of pharmacy for the transaction of regular business and the examina tion of candidates for registration will tee held a Mitchell July 10. TAUT IS SALUTED INAUGURATION OF THE NEW CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN T1IE PH1L IPPINES. CEREMONY IS VERY AUSPICIOUS Oath of Office Administered by Chief Justice Arellano in Pnhlie View— Gov. Taft Makes an Important Announcement as to Additions to the Commission Governor's Ad dress. Manila, July 8.—Civil government In the Philippines has been auspiciously inaugurated. Commissioner Taft was escorted by Gen. MscArthur and Gen. Chaffee from the palace to a great temporary tribune just outside the Plaza Palacio. Standing on a projecting center of the tribune, Mr. William H. Taft, the new civil gcvernor of the Philippines, took the oath of office, administered by Chief, Justice Arellano. Gov. Taft was then introduced by Gen. MacArthur, the guns of Fort Santiago being fired by way of a salute. A feature of the inaugural address of Gov. Taft was the announcement that on Sept. 1, 1901. the commission would Haj. Gen. A. R. Chaffee, New Head of the American Army in the Philippines. be increased by the appointment of three native members, Dr. Wardo De tavera, Denito Legarda and Jose Luz uriaga. Insurrection Still Exists. Of the twenty-seven provinces or ganized Civil Governor Taft said the insurrection still exists in five. This will cause the continuance of the mil itary government in these sections. Sixteen additional provinces are re ported without insurrections, but as yet they have not been organized. Four provinces are not ready for civil gov ernment. The speaker predicted that with the concentration of troops into larger garrisons it would be necessary for the people to assist the police in the preservation cf order. In connection with educational ef forts Gov. Taft said that aduits should be educated by an observation of American methods. He said that there was a reasonable Hope That Congress would provide a tariff suitable, one that would assist in the development of the Philippines instead of an appli cation of the United States tariff. Ac cording to the civil governor there is an unexpended balance in the insular treasury of $3,700,000 and an annual in come of $10,000,000. He said that any possible friction between civil and mil itary subordinates should be discour aged. The patriotism of the leading Filipinos was commended. In conclu sion, Gov. Taft reiterated a hope ex pressed by the president that in the future the inhabitants would be grate ful for the American Philippines vic tories, and that they woui'd be indis solubly linked in ties of affection with the United States. LIGHTNING'S FATAL BOLT. Three Killed, One Paralyzed and Another Fatally Injured. Pittsburg, July 6. George McWill iams and family while enjoying an outing yesterday near Monessen, on the Monongahela river, took refuge from the terrific storm under a large oak tree. A bolt of lightning struck the tree- and prostrated the entire party. When a relief party reached the scene two girls, Esther and Eliza beth, aged six and eight, were dead and an infant lived but a short time afterward. Mr. McWiliiams Tias found to be totally paralyzed and 'tis wife in such ,a condition that she cannot live. A ten-year-old son was severely in jured but may recover. ONLY ONE SAVED. Schooner Laden With Naphtha Shat tered by au Explosion. Copenhagen, July 6. The Danish schooner Anna, laden with naphtha, while proceeding through the Katte gat yesterday was shattered by the ex plosion of her cargo. Seven men were killed. Only one of those aboard was saved. HEAVY FIRK LOSS. Dressed Beef Storatre Warehouse In Philadelphia Gone. Philadelphia, July 6. The big dressed beef warehouse of- A. A. Jew ett & Co., Philadelphia agents of Swift & Co. of Chicago, was almost entirely destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of $300,000. Moffntt's Arm Falls. San Francisco, July. 6.—The fight be tween Jack Moffatt of Chicago and George Gardner of Lowell, Mass., yes terday afternoon came to an abrupt end in the third round when for the third time Moffatt's left arm failed. Barrlnw American FootKear. Vienna, July 6.—The common coun cils of .lower Austria are considering a proposal to forbid the sale of American boots and shoes on the ground that •uoh Bales are ruining the home in dustry.__ ... .... EPWOllTII LEAGUE CONVENTION. Delegates Are Lenvlimr for,the Pa cific Coast. St. Paul, Minn., July 7. A party of forty will leave St. Paul to-day over the Northwestern road to attend the fifth international Epworth league con vention at Sai. Francisco. Prof. Bond, superintendent of the public schools, is in charge. The leaguers will make stops at Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City, ar riving at San Francisco Thursday. Dele gates of the Northern conference to the number of 125 will leave Monday on the Northern Pacific railway on a special tram. Carl F. Miller, chairman of the Minne sota transportation •committee, will be in charge of a party of 100 that leaves Wednesday on the Northwestern, taking the Southern route. They will travel from Denver in a special car. The return trip will be on the northern route via the Shasta-Northern Pacific, when oppor tunity will be given to visit Portland, Spokane and the Yellowstone National Park. A strong effort will be made to have the next international convention at *»jn neapolis in Bishop Joyce, the in ternational president of the Epworth league, will extend the invitation in be half of Minneapolis. Other prominent speakers will be Bishop Fowler, Bisho McCabe, Dr. Buckley, Editor Berry the "Epworth league" and Dr. C. B. Mitchell of Minneapolis. It is expected that 30.000 people will attend the conven tion, coming from all parts of the world. DAWSON PAROLED. Iowa Man Who Recovered Art of Making Damascus Steel. Des Moines, July 7. S. R. Dawson, who has served five years of a ten-year penitentiary sentence for shooting Walter Scott, his son-in-law, on Christmas night, 1S05, has been paroled by Gov. Shaw. "Damascus" Dawson, as he is known, claims to have recovered the arts of making Damascus steel and of hardening copper. Capitalists who are interested in a company to develop Dawson's proc esses secured the evidence upon which he was paroled, as he had asserted that he would die with his secrets rather than reveal them while in prison. It was shown that Dawson was excited to the verge of insanity at the time of the shooting. WEALTHY FARMER'S CRIME. lown Farmer Kills Ills Wife and Commits Suicide. Des Moines, Iowa, July 7.—P. A. Brack ett, a retired farmer from Atlantic, Iowa, killed his wife and then shot himself in their room at the home of their daugh ter. Mrs. Otis F. Pow Ml, 202 West Ninth street, early to-d&y. The tragedy was not discovered until 10 o'clock. Brackett was lying on the bed with a bullet hole through his forehead," while his wife was upon the floor with a bullet hole in her temple. Brackett was sixty-eight years of age. Ill health and the extreme heat are supposed to have caused the shoot ing. The couple came to Des Moines to spend the Fourth. SUIT FOR DAMAGES. Results in Favor of Railway Com pany. Langclon, Minn., July 7. In the case of Forrest E. Woodward of this place against the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company the jury, after forty-five hours' deliberation, returned a verdict in favor of the defendant Mr. Woodward, who owned and oper ated one of the most extensive dairies in this section, was seeking to recover damages amounting to over $8,000, al leged to be due him for the burning ot his dairy plant here by sparks thrown from a locomotive run on the defendant's road May 1, 1900. MINERS ORGANIZE. Cnrnival at Deadwood Will Be a Permanent Affair. Deadwood, S. D., July 7. The third day of the carnival passed off pleasantly. The afternoon was devoted to foot, bicycle and automobile racing. This afternoon the mining men of the H'ilis organized the Black Hills Minirtg association and a chartor will be applied for. Every mining man in the Hills will be entitled to membership. It is proposed first to make the mineral palace a per manent thing. Harris Franklin was elected president. To-night there was' a procession with floats, torches and fire works. RUNAWAY ACCIDENT. St. Paul Man lii.lnred in Runaway. Accident. Stillwater, Minn., July 7.—Jay Millard of St. Paul, a sc-n of the late Dr. P. H. Millard, was severely bruised in a run away accident late last night. Mr. Mil lard and Harold O'Neal had been out for a drive, when the horse took fright at a street car and came down the hill at a rapid gait. Millard was thrown out near the corner of Second-and Chestnut streets and it was supposed one of his legs was broken, but the attending surgeon said he escaped with bruises. FILIPINO TEACHERS. Two Minnesota Teachers Offered Sitnations. Winona, Minn., July 7. Congressman Tawney was advised this morning by Col. Edwards of the insular division that if State Superintendent Olson recom mends Prof. E. J. Donaldson of Spring Valley for appointment as a teacher in the Philippines at a salary of $1,200, he will get the place. Peter L. Loughrey, a graduate of the normal last year, has been recommended for a $000 place. Double Trnncdy in Milwaukee. Milwaukee, July 7.—Because she re fused to be married to him Fred Alex, a bartender, shot and probably fatally wounded Martha Weise, a domestic employed in a restaurant. He then shot himself. Both will die. Chinch BUKS at Woirk. Stewartville, Minn., July 7. Chinch bugs and the hot winds of the past two weeks have been getting away with the grain very fast. A good rain fell Thurs day, which may cool the air and stop the work of the bugs. Small grain will not yield more than half a crop. Dropped From a Balloon Unhurt. Muscatine, Iowa, July 7. Barton Meyers, a small boy of West Liberty, Iowa, was caught by the rope of a balloon, carried five miles and dropped unhurt in the next county. BANDITS AT LARGE r\, REPORT THAT THEY WERE SUR ROUNDED BY A PqSSE NOT.',. .' VERIFIED. THEY SECURED $41,500 IN BILLS Currency Fresh From Washington for a Helena Bank—Identity ot the Robbers la Established—1They Are Said to Be in the Little Rook ies—May Take Months to Capture- the Gauic. 'v' t'V- .'- •VV.' St. Paul, July 7.—General Auditor D_ S. Elliott, of the Great Northern Ex press company, said yesterd?.y that the exact amount of the loss by the- Great Northern in the train robbery at Wag ner Wednesday was $-11,500. All but $500 was currency sent from "Washing ton to the Montana National bank at Helena. The $500 was- Great Northern money in the through safe. The ex press company is responsible for the entire amount. Mr. Elliott received word late yesterday afternoon that the Identity of the robbers had been well established by Pinkerton men sent from St. Paul. He did not care to give the names until satisfied that the de tectives had made no mistake. Robbers Are Experienced. "If the Pinkertons are right, the rob bers are experienced, and have held up trains on other roads," said he. The report that the robbers had been sur rounded Mr. Elliott said was not veri fied by the information the Great Northern had received. Their horses were captured by a posse about fifty milest south of Malta, Mont. Officials of the express company think the rob bers had fresh mounts in wait for them there, and it is supposed that they have eluded their pursuers and are now ill the Little %Rocky mountains, in a wild and broken country offering ample hiding places. It is not improbable that it may take months to capture the gang, since it is practically impossible to follow them. TWO POSSES OUT. Train Robbers Send a Message to the Sheriff—May Escape. Helena, Mont., July 7.—A special to the Herald from Glasgow, "Valley coun ty, says two posses are in pursuit of the Great Northern train robbers, one posse following the route'taken by the robbers and the other taking a cross cut toward the Little Rocky moun tains, where it is believed the highway men are heading.' A ranchman named Walsh met the robbers. They told him to inform the sheriff they were w£lt and happy. It is believed in Glasgow that if they reach the Little Rocky mountains they will not be captured. Nothing is known in Glasgow of the re port that the robbers were surrounded. CANTEEN FOR MILITIA. Wisconsin Militia Officers Want One at Camp Douiclns. Milwaukee? July 7.—Steps are being taken by state militia officers for the establishment of a regimental canteen when the troops go into camp this year at Camp Douglas. All the regimental officers of the First and Maj. Lynch of the Tenth batta-lioYi. believe that the interference of religious people has re sulted in more carousing and drunken ness at Camp Douglas than there ever was before. The conditions under the rule that no troops travel on Sunday have caused almost demoralization in some regiments, they say, and assert that conditions would be improved with.' the canteen allowed. Gov. La Follette must be applied to for leave and a pe tition in that direction will probably be taken up soon. TRAGEDY AT ASYLUM. One Insnne Patient Hits Another a Blow That Causes Instant Death. Fergus Falls, Minn., July 7.—William: Cosgrove, a patient from Clay county, was struck by Walter Mclntyre, an other patient, with a heavy floor brush at the insane hospital here, the blow falling on the back of the neck and breaking the spinal column, causing in stant death. Both were chronic cases. Mclntyre is an epileptic from Stearns county, and appears to have no idea that he has done any harm. TWO CLOUDBURSTS. Five Bridges Washed Away anil' Much Dnmnire Done. Helena, Mont., July 7. Two cloud bursts between Miles City and Wibaux caused floods that washed out five bridges and several dumps. Three work trains and 1.000 men are repairing the damage, but traffic cannot be re sumed for twenty-four or thirty-six-' hours. A11 trains are being held at Dickinson on the east and Miles City on the west end. BROKE THROUGH THE CRUST. Murray of Sheldon. N. D., Narrowly Escapes Suffocation. Sheldon, N. D.. July 7—C. E. Murray,, agent for the Monarch Elevator com pany, narrowly escaped dea-th by suf focation in a flax bin. The flax had formed a crust on top, leaving an ex cavation about ten feet deep. As Mur ray stepped on the crust it gave way, precipitating him to the bottom. He finally succeeded in finding the ladder and climbing out. Robbers Took Stamps. New Richmond, Wis., July 7. The postoffice at Jewett Mills was broken into and a consider ible quantity of stamps taken. Two Deaths From Heat. Davenport, Iowa, July 7.—There were two deaths in this city yesterday due to the excessive heat. Shot in the Ear. Hastings, Minn., July 7.—A. J. Keel ing, proprietor of the Commercial ho tel at Farmington, shot Henry J. Smith, a liveryman in that town, in the mouth in an altercation. The ball lodged near the ear. Unknown Man Killed. Montevideo, Minn., July 7.—A young man, whose name could not be learned, attempted to board the train yesterday for Minneapolis as it was pulling into the station and was thrown under the wheels and killed.