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BT THK LONEER PUBLISHING CO., JOHN \V. BENNETT, Manager A Editot liGTTlNEAU, DAKOTA A voluminous dime novelist boasts that he has slaughtered 18,000,000 Indians with his pen. A British shipmaster at New Orleans reports that while off the coast of Patagonia butterflies were blown aboard his vessel at a distance of 150 miles from the land. Three years ago Charles Sehle, oi Morris Cove, Connecticut, saved from drowning the young daughter ofarich New Yorker. Now, by will of that gentleman, who has lately died, Sehle cets some $10,000 in reward for his bravery. Harmony, Maine, is excited over the report that Chesley Bean, who quit Harmony forty-seven years ago, and has ntever been heard ot since, had re cently died in Texas, leaving $11,000, 000 worth of property. His sister and two nephews are the only heirs known. Eddie Williams of Franklin, Me., went hunting, and the gun he carried "kicked" very hard when he fired it. A few days afterward hs was taken ill and died. The recoil of the gun had caused concussion of the base of the brain, producing partial paralysis of the spine and digestive organs. A young man preparing at Cam bridge for Harvard college has killed himself by smoking opium. .There seem to be some very rapid youth, laboring to grow up at present. Per haps strychnine cocktails and giant powder cigarettes will be diversions of the young as civilization gains in intensity and insanity. A witness in an important case at Palatka, Florida, has just had a sig. nal experience of the hardship often worked by the law's delay. After waiting sixteen days, during each of which he was able to afford himself but one meal a day, he found himself utterly without money, a stranger and friendless, and, but for the help of the judge, might have starved before the case, at last, came to trial. An eastern paper tells of the queer way in which the town of Orrington, Me., got Its name. The citizens de cided upon the name of Orangetown, and sent their minister-to get an act of incorporation from the legislature The clerk of that body was a little shaky on orthography, and thought "orririg" was the proper way to spell oi*ange. The pastor loved a joke, and so made no correction, but let the word go as written. Miss Florence Andenried, only child of the lafe Colonel Andenried, of Gen eral Sherman's staff, writing from Rome to a Washington friend, says: "Before leaving I had an audience with the Holy Father, who, as I knelt before him, smoothed my hair and face, held my hands and talked to me in a low, sweet voice. As I arose to go he had me recalled, and again smoothed my face, and finally gave me a beautiful silver medal to always wear for his sake. He is a dear old man, but very feeble." Women lawyers are becomming a power in the land. Michigan Univer sity has already sent out twenty-four young women holding the degree of LL.B. This year a young woman from the Sandwich Islands, Miss Alma Hitchcock, will make the tweu* ty-fifth. In England there is a cluo of women lawyers. It is mainly a cor respondence club, yearly letters from thp members being printed and circu lated. Miss Belva Lockwood, and Miss Waugh from the Law School in Chicago, are among the members. The motto ot the club is: "All the Allies of Each." Prof. Humphreys, of England, has been investigating why folks live long and comes to the conclusion that those persons live the longest who might be expected to do so. The first requisite is that the body should be wound up as it were and sent into the world with the initial forces necessary to carry on the life processes through a long period, and that the various vital functions be equitably and har moniously performed—that a person be built on the principle of Dr. Holmes' one hoss shay. Temperance in eating and drinking are essential and especi ally in meat eating and alcohol drink ing. The average height was a little over five feet and seven inches, and the average weight a little over 154 pounds. A bad, bad girl down in Todd county, Ky., got up A long-range Uirtation with a young Michigander whom she had never seen. Of course they exchanged photographs, but the young woman wickedly sent the pict are of a Tennessee cousin in place of her own, and when the lover, who was in deep, dark, deadly earn, set, came on to marry her he did not all recognize her as the lady of his love. However, he swallowed his dis appointment bravely, and, after tell ing her of the house and things upon which he had expended shekels, pro proposed instant marriage, but the girl said nay, and a sadder and wiser gander flew northward to the lake re. gion, fully prepared, henceforth, to believe any story of southern outrage the campaign may produce. DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. Qrovor Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman the Standard Bear ers of the Party. Condeneed Proceedings of the Three Days' Proceedings at the St. Louis Convention. The democratic national convention met at St. Louis according to announce ment on June .r, proceeded by two or three days excitement and wrangling over pre liminary proceedings. Senator Barnum o! Connecticut, chair man of the democratic national commit tee, culled the convention to order. Bishop J. C. Cranberry oi St. Louis then opened the proceedings ot the convention with prayer. At the conclusion of the prayer Mr. Bar num arose und Haul: Gentlemen of the Convention: By the un animous vote of he national committee,the chair has been directed to present to this convention as the 1 ist of temporary oflicers the following,which tho secretary willread: TEMI'OLLAKY OFFICERS. Mr. Prince then read tho list as follows: Stephen M. White oi California, for chairman [applause] temporary secre tary, Frederick O. Prince of Massachu setts. Assistant secretaries, Alfred Oren dorff of Illinois, W. L. Scott of Virginia, T. F. Barrett of St. Louis, Leopold Staruss of Alabama, O. M. Hall of Minnesota. John Triplott oT George, L. E. Rowley of Michigan, Oliver Newell of Colorado, T. J. Tingle of Missouri, T. L. Merrill oi Nebraska. Heading secre taries, Hon. Thomas Pettit, houso of representatives. Assistant read ing clerks, Michael T. Barrett of New Jersey, T. O. Walker of Iowa, K. H. Henry of Mississippi, John W. Kern of Indi ana, J. P. Carre of Missouri, F. I). Sawyer of Ohio, William P. Bentley of Missouri. Official st enogrnplier, JCdward B. Dickin son of New York. Sergeant-at-arms, ltich ard J. Bright. Chief doorkeeper, Daniel Abel St. Louis. The convention unanimously adopted the list read by Mr. Prince. THK COMMITTEES. Among the members of the committee re elected were these: Minnesota—Chairman, P. B. Winston secretary, 10. C. Stringer, resolutions, E. C. Stringer credentials, I). W. Mayo or ganization, T. T. Hudson committeeman, M. Dor an. Wisconsin—Chairman, G. M. Woodard secretary, T. F. Frawley resolutions, W. H. Seamen credentials, S. V. Dickinson organization, W. Lameroux committee man, J. L. Mitchell. Iowa—Chairman, W. II. M. Pusey sec retary, A. F. Morrison resolutions, F. W. Lohmann credentials, S. S. Caruthers or gnmzation, 'L. L. Ainsworth committee man, J. J. Richardson. Dakota wan relegated to the rear until the contest between the Day and Church factions were settled by the committee on credentials, which eventually upheld Church and pulverized Day. SOME KKsor-r'rioN's. Mr. T. J. Campbell of New York sent up to the desk, so that it might be read, along preamble and resolutions, prepared by himself and signed by a large number of prominent Democrats, as follows. Whereas, We believe that the safety and continuity of republican institutions on this continent imperatively demands the recog nition and enforcement of the Monroe doc trine in all its length and breadth that ter ritorial acquisition or aggrandizement in this quarler of tho world by foreign and monarchical powers should not only be dis countenanced, but should be discouraged and prohibited by every means in our power that it is our duty as well a8 our interest to establinh and maintain the mof friendly diplomatic and commercial relations with our sister ropublic, Mexico, with Cen tral and South America, to extend to them such moral aid and sympathy as they may need to protect themselves from unrighteous encroachments of European powers upon their territory^ or officious interference in their internal governmental affairs and further, if necessary to maintain tho suprem acy of tho Monroe doctrine on this conti nent, wo should bo prepared to make and enforce the demands against whatever power may undertake to evade or disregard it. Therefore, be it Resolved, That a copy of this preamble and resolution be transmitted as represented to the national Democratic convention which is to assemble at St. Louis on tho 5th day of June, 1888, for such recognition thereof and such action therCOn as tho said convention may see fit to take concerning the same. It was referred to the committee on resolu tions without debate., WOMAN'S RIGHTS. The chairman announced that the secre tary would read a petition for the considera tion of the convention. The paper proved to be a request from the woman's conven tion recently held in Washington, stating that two of its members had been appointed to make a short talk to the convention on behalf of the women of America. This re quest was accompanied by a promise than if It were granted by the convention the representation of the woman's organization would only occupy the attention of the con rention for ten minutes. The communica tion was signed by VlrtrinlajL Miner and E. Merriweather. J. J. O'Donohue of New fork moved that the women be hsard and it was agreed to. Mrs. Merriweather then addressed the oon rentlon as follows: Gentlemen of the Democratic convention: Time and again have the women of this country appeared before your legislative bodies and your great political conventions asking that the practice of this government be made to conform to its principles. The basic principle, the very foundations stones on wh'.ch this government rests, are equal rights, yd now here in all this broad land do equal rights prevail? On the one side we have privileged, a governing class on the other side a subjected, a governed class. One half of the people of this so-called reDublio yet live in precisely the same polit ical bondage our fore mothers lived in under the monarchs of England, before the colonies rebelled and seceded from tftto British empire. Our forefathers called themselves slaves be oause of such oppressions. If it were slavery (or them, how Is it not slavery for us? I have been deputed by the Missouri Woman's Suffrage society to come before you and ask you to recognize these just principles, and to pledge your party to right these great wrongs by procuring such an amendment to the constitution as will give to woman equal civil and political rights with men, in eluding the right preservative of all rights— the right of suffrage. The Republican party claims and wears a cro'wn of glory for giving freedom to four millions of negro slaves. How much more glorious a crown' will that party win and wear that shall achieve the freedom of the educated Christian women of this country? You may have the opportunity to become the champion of freedom for the whole, In stead of half the people. A declaration BO noble, so grand, coming from this great body of Democratic men, will send a thrill through humanity's great heart, such a* it never felt since time began, ana will carry the memory of this convention to the very end of time itself. Mrs. Merriweather then read a series of resolutions on woman's rights, which she would like to see ad opted by the conven tion. Considerable disorder prevailed during the delivery of Mrs. Merriweather's re marks, and the chair was obliged to re mind the delegates o! their discourtesy. THE NOMINATION OF CLEVELAND. Daniel Dougherty, of New York, presented the name of Grover Cleveland as the can didate of the democratic party for presi dent, and his eloquent speech produced much applause, as also did the speech of Mr. McKenzie of Kentucky, who seconded Dougherty's motion. H. D. D. Twiggs of Georgia also second ed Mr. Cleveland's nomination, ks did al so delegates from other states. Mr. Mc Kenzie of Kentucky then moved to sus pend the rules and to nominate Grover Cleveland for president by acclamation, which motion prevailed, and after a mo tion to take a recess until night had been voted down, the convention amid great confusion adjourned until next day. SKETCH OF THE NOMINEE. Grover Cleveland, twenty-second presi dent of the United States) was born In Cald well, ESBCJC county, New Jersey, March 18, 1837. When three years of age his father, a Presbyterian minister,moved to Fayettevllle, Onondaga county, N. Y. where young Qro- Se 9 Grover Cleveland. fer received some schooling, his studies be ing frequently interrupted by tha necessity of often resorting to more remunerative work, such as clerking in stbre, teaching, (arming, etc. The death of his father, which occurred in Cleveland, Ohio, left the youth to rely entirely upon his own resources, and he accordingly set out for New York citv to accept tho position of under teacher in an asylum for the blind. In August, 1855, he secured a place in the office of Rodgers, Bowen &, Rodgers, Buffalo, N. Y., where he read law, and, in 1859, was admitted to the bar. In 18G3 Grover Cleveland was appointed district attorney for the county of Erie, which event marked his first entrance into political life. InJ1869 he was elected sheriff of the same county, havinsr previously been defeated for the district-attorneyship by the Republican candidate, Lyman K. Bass. In 1881 ho was elected mayor of Buffalo on a combination Democratic and reform ticket. When a successor was to be elected to Gov. A. B. Cornell the Democrats nominated Gtover Cleveland. Owing to an im placable and fatal division between the two leading factions of the .. Re- ublloan pisrty in the State of New York, was elected over Secretary Folger by the surprising majority of 192,000. In view of this impetus iriven to liis political fortunes he was in 188-4 nominated for president against James Q. Blaine, and on March 4, 1885, inaugurated president of the United States. 1'reeident Cleveland married in the White House on tho second day of June, 1880, Frances Folsom, daughter of. his de ceased friend and partner, Oscar Folsom, of the Buffalo bar. Except the wife of Madi son, Mrs. Cleveland is the youngest of the many inistres6.es of the White House, having been born in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1864. THUKMAN FOlt VICE PRESIDENT. As was known on the third day of the convention Allen Thurman, of Ohio, was nominated for vice President, with scarce ly any opposition at all, Gray and Black having received a few complimentary votes. Allen G. Thurman was born at Lynchburg, V.i., Nov. 13, 1813, He removed to Ohio iu 1819, and received an academic education and studied law under hiB uncle, William Allen, then senator, and afterward governor of Ohio, and with Noah H. Swayne, after ward a justice of the United States supreme court While he studied law young Thur man also gave much of his time to land sur veying. In 1844 he was sent to congress by the Democrats. During his Bervice in that position Mr. Thurman advocated and voted for the "Wilmot proviso," and opposed tho repeal of tho Missouri compromise. Afteri one term in congress he returned to hiB pro fession, declining a renomination. He re mained at the bar in growing practice until 1851. when he was elected to the supreme bench of Ohio. From December, 1854, to February, 1856, he served aB chief justice, and on the e ex piration of his term refused a renomination. In 1867 Mr. Thurman was nominated for governor by the Democrats, and, although defeated, lie reduced the Republican ma jority from 42,000 to about 3,000, and se cured a majority in the legislature for the Democrats. In 1868 he was elected to the senate to succeed Benjamin F. Wade. From the first he took a leading position In that body, being recognized as the leader of the Democratic minority. He was made a mem ber of the committee on judiciary, and on the accession of his party to power he was made chairman of that committee, and also elected president pro-terapore of the senate. In 1872 Ohio was carried by the Republi cans by 40,000 majority, but Senator Tnurman took charge of the Democratic forces during the following campaign and again secured a majority in the legislature, which gave him a seat In the senate for an other term. In 1876 he was a candidate at the national Democratic convention, in"1 would probably have Becured the nomin tion but for a division in the Ohio delegation. He was again a candidate in 1880. but was defeated He was appointed by -President Garfield a representative of the American government in the international congress which met in 1881 at Paris. Since then Mr. Thurman has remained in private life, al though urged to become a candidate for gov ernor, except that he acted as a delegate to the national convention in 1884. He was also government counsel in the recent suits against the Bell Telephone company. THE PLATFOIIM. The resolutions were read by the olerkaa follows: The Democratic party of the United States, In national convention assembled, re news the pledge of ItB fidelity to Democratic faith and reaffirms the platform adopted by its representatives In the convention of 1884 and endorses the views expressed by Presi dent Cleveland in his last annual message to ongress as the correct Interpretation of that oplatform upon the question of rariff reduc tion and also endorses the efforts of our Democratic representatives in congress to secure a reduction of excessive taxation. Chief among its principles of party faith are the maintenance of an indissoluble union of free and indestructible states, now about to enter upon its second century of unexampled progress and renown, devoted to a plan of government regulated by a written constitution strictly specifying every granted power and expressly reserv ing to the states or people the entire un granted residue of power the encourage ment of a jealous popular vigilance, directed to all who have been chosen for brief terras to enact and execute the laws, and are charged with the duty of preserving peace, ensuring equality and establishing justice. The Democratic party welcome an exact ing scrutiny of the administration of the ex ecutive power, which, four years ago, was committed to its trust In the election of Grover Cleveland, president of the United States, but it challenges the most searching inquiry concerning its fidelity and devotion to the pledges which then invited the uffrages of the people. During a mos critical period of our financial affairs, re sulting Jeam.. oTsrtax&tiop, t&9 anomalous condition of our currency, and a public debt unmatured, it has, by the adoption of a wise and conservative course, not only averted a disaster, but greatly promoted the prosperity of the people. It han reversed the improvident and un wise policy of tho Republican }arty touch ing the public domain, and has reclaimed from corporations and syndicates alien and domestic, and restored to the people nearly one hundred millions of acres of valuable land to be sacredly held as homesteads tot our citizens. While carefully guarding the Interest in the principles of justice and equity, ft has paid out more for pensions and bounties to the soldiers and sailors of the republic than was ever paid Before during an equal period. It has adopted, and consistently pursued a firm and prudent foreign policy, preserving peace with all nations, while scrupulously maintaining all the rights and interests of our own government and people at home and abroad. The exclusion from our shorea of Chinese laborers has been effectually secured under the provision of a treaty, the operation of which has been postponed by the action of a Republican majority in the senate. Honest reform in tho civil service haH been inaugurated and maintained by President Cleveland, and he has brought the public service to the highest standard of efficiency, not only by rule and precept, but by the ex ample of his own untiring and unselfish ad ministration of public affaira In every branch nnd department of the government under Democratic control, the rights and tho welfare of all the people have been guarded nnd defended every publio interest has been protected, and the equality of all our citizens before the law, without regard to race or color, has been steadfastly maintained. Upon its record thus exhibited, and upon the pledge of a continuance to the people of the beneiits of democracy, it asks a renewal of popular trust by the election of a chief magistrate who has been faithful, able and prudent. It invokes in addition to that trust the transfer also to the Democracy of the entire legislative power. The Republican party, controlling the sen ate and resisting in both houses of congress a reformation of unjust and unequal tax laws, which have outlasted the necessities of war and are now undermining the abundance of a long peace, deny to the people equality before the law, and the fairness and the justice which are their right. Then the cry of American labor for a better share in the rewards of industry is stifled with false pre tenses, enterprise" is fettered and bound down to home markets, capital is discour aged with doubt, and unequal, unjust laws can neither be properly amended or re pealed. The Democratic party will continue, with ail the power conltded to it, the struggle to reform these laws, in accordance with the pledges of its last platform, endorsed at the ballot box by the suffrages of the people. Of all the industiious freemen of our land, the immense majority, including every tiller of the soil, gain no advantage from ex cessivo tax laws, but the price of neariy everything they buy is increased by tht? favoritism of an unequal system of tax legis lation. All unnecessary taxation is unjust taxation. It is repugnant to the creed of Democracy that by such taxation the cost of tlui ieoj3 Baries of life should be unjustifiably in creased to all our people. Judged by Demo cratic principles, the interests of the people are betrayed when, by unnecessary taxation, trusts and combinations are permitted to exist, which, while unduly enriching the few tUat combine, rob the body of ouv citizens by depriving them of the benefits of natural competition. Every democratic rule of governmental action is violated, when, through unnecessary taxation, a vast sum of money, far beyond the needs of an economi cal administration is drawn from the people and the chanuels of trade and accumulated as a demoralizing surplus in the national treasury. The money now lying idle in the federal treasury, resulting from superfluous taxation, amounts to more than $125,000, 000, and the surplus collected is reaching he sum of more than $60,000,000 annually. Debauched by this immense temptation, the remedy of the Republican party is to meet and exhaust by extravagant appropriations and expenses, whether constitutional or not, the accumulation of extravagant taxation. The Demecratic policy is to enforce frugal ity in public expense and abolish unneces sary taxation. Our established domestic industries and enterprises should not, and need not, be en dangered by the reduction and correction of the burdens of taxation. On the contrary, a fair and careful revision of our tax laws, with due allowance for the difference be tween the wages of American and foreign labor, must promote and encourage every branch of such industries by giving ihem as surance of an extended market and steady and continuous operations. In the interests of American labor, which should in no event be neglected, the revision of our tax laws contemplated by the Democratic party should promote the advantage of such labor by cheapening the cost of necessaries of life in the home of every working man, and at the same time securing to him steady and remunerative employment. Upon this question of tariff reform, so closely concerning every phase of our na tional life.and upon every question involved in tho problem of good government, the Democratic party submits its principles and professions to the intelligent suffrages of the American people. THE REPORT ADOPTED. Mr. Watterson then moved the previous question, and the report was adopted. He then said: The platform committee has approved the report, and request to be passed without dis cussion three resolutions. The first of these will be presented by the Hon. W. L. Scott oi Pennsylvania, and is as follows: Resolved, That this convention hereby en dorses and recommends the early passage ol the bill for the reduction of the revenue now pending in the house of representatives. The previous question was ordered and the resolution adopted. Frederick Lamon ol Calafornia then presented the following, which was also adopted: Resolved, That a just and liberal policy should be pursued in reference to the terri tories that the right of self-government is inherent in the people, and guaranteed un der tho constitution that the Territories ol Washington, Dakota, Montana and New Mex ico are by virtue of population and develop ment entitled to admission into tha Union at states, and we unqualifiedly condemn the course of the Republican party in refusing statehood and self-government to their pco pie. Murder and Suicide. The wife of George Herkimer of Eau Clairr, Wis., proprietor of a knit goods factory, left her husband nnd went to Fairchild, a village thirty miles from Eau. Claire, tak ing her baby with her. She claimed her husband did not provide for her and the child, and she took refuge with her sister, Mrs. Thompson of Fairchild. Herkimer, who remained at Eau Claire was observed to be in an excited condition. He left on the noon train for Fairchild. Ar riving there, he went to Thompson's house and insisted on seeing Mrs. Herkimer, who finally consented to talk with Herki mer in the kitchen. No sooner had^ the kitchen door been closed than Herkimer pulled a revolver, shot his wife in the breast, and immediately shot him delf in the right temple. The occupants of the house rushed into the kitchen and found Herkimer stone dead and Mrs. Her kimer lying on the floor in a pool of blood. She is Btill alive. Herkimer had said be fore he left here th at his wife's departure would drive him to desperation. He is believed to liave been insane for some time. Mrs. Herkimer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lee of Nottingham, England, had just come to America and were at the Thompson resi dence when the shooting occurred. Mr. Lee at first refused Herkimer admittance, but was overuled by the other. Herkimer was a middle-aged man, his wife several years younger than he. Mrs. Herkimer may recover. There is much excitement all through Sussex county, N. J., over the bursting of the pipe line of the Standard Oil company. The lands of Henry Sammis, in Vernon township, are ruined. The oil has spread over acres of rich farm land and great damage had been done to growing crops. The soil is saturated and rendered useless by reason of being poisoned by the crude oil. Large quantities of oil have flowed into the streams and the fish are dying by hundreds. The fish commissioners are do ing all in their power to avert the disaster that threatens the fi«h interests. Some maliciously disposed persons set fire to the oil and the Naekili ri bridge was nearly destroyed. The farfoers will insti tute suits for damages against the Stan dard Oil company. RESUME OF THE NEWS. HORRIBLE CALAMITY. Out of Thirteen Persons but Two Escape a Horrible Death by the Burning of the Mundlne Hotel, Rockdale, Tex. A most horrifying calamity has befall en Rockdale, Texas. The Mundlne hotel, a three-story brick building, was found to be on fire, and was quickly all ablaze. In side were thirteen persons, only two of whom cscaped alive. Dr. H. A. Brooks, the proprietor, was pulled out of the burn ing building with his hair and beard singed off and otherwise badly burned, leaving behind him his wife and four children, who porished. Pemberton Pierce, representing the firm of George H. Zeigler, of Philadelphia, jumped from the burning building and was killed. D. M. Oldham of Dallas, representing the firm of. F. Cannon fc Co. of Galveston, escaped badly singed. The mystery about the thing is that so many should have perished when none were higher up than the second story, and there were galleries and exits on both sides of the building occupied by the sleepers. No one was heard to call or scream, all dying without a cry for help, though a great crowd quickly gathered, and exhausted every effort to afford a rescue. The remains of several have been recovered from the ruins, but they are unrecognizable. A great pall rests over Rockdale, and every business place is closed. Mr. Pierce is the only non resident victim. The pecuniary loss is adout $15,000. Those known to have been lost are: Mrs. W. A. Brooks, wife of the proprietor of the hotel and her four sons, aged four, six, nine and fifteen years respectively J. F. Briscoe, wife and two little children Isaac Crown, and a traveling salesman, suppos ed from papers to bo Pemberton Pierce Qf Philadelphia. The hotel register being burned, there is nothing more with which to identify the remains. The origin of the fire is as, yet a Bubject of conjecture. Tho postoffice was in the building and its con tents were destroyed. Minnesota Odd Fellows. The grand lodge of Odd Fellows conven ed with about 250 delegates present com ing from every part of the state. The re port of the grand master showed 18subor dinate and 8 Rebekah degree lodges insti tuted during the year, five new halls ded icated and by-la.ws and amendments ap proved for about 20lodges, etc. The report closes with a number of questions answer ed, recommendations to the IodgeB and mention of the deceased members. The secretary and treasurer's reports gave full details of all financial trans actions of the order in the state. The following statistics show the cno rlition of lodges in the state: Members in good standing Jan. 1, 1887, G.471 in crease by initation, 885 by deposit of card, 320 by re-instateinent, 111 .total, 7,787. Decrease by withdrawal, 337 by suspension for non-payment of dues, 410 deceased, 53 expelled, 11 total 811. Members in good standing Jan. 1, 1888, 6, £)76 net gain in membership, 505 num ber past grands, 1,400 number of broth ers relieved, 4G7 number of widows re lieved, 34 number of brothers buried, 50 number of weeks sickness for which benefits were paid, 2,463 whole number of charter* issued in Minnesota, 139 number of defunct lodges, 10 number of working lodges June 1,1888, 129 average member ship per lodge. 59. Mrs. Meckie L. Rawson, of Chicago, has, from appearances at least, thoroughly re covered from her slight indisposition. She haB been informed that Attorney Henry C. Whitney was not fatally wounded and her condition has correspondingly improved. However, she still refuses to see any one until she has consulted fully with her at torneys. Mr. Whitney's condition was greatly improved, and strong hopes are entertained that he will be out and around as usual in a few days. Aaron Pennock, a young Meuonite, be came despondent at being pressed to pay a note due to a machine agent and banged himself at Winnipeg. At the session of th? supreme court at Jefferson City Missouri Chief justice Nor ton fixed the day for the execution of Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, murderer of C. Aurthur Preller, for the 13th day of July. Executive clemency is all that can be hoped for by the doomed man's friends. Popular feeling is much opposed to executive clem ency. Fore8t*fires are doing terrible havoc on the Omaha line about fourteen miles from Ashland. At Thirty-mile Siding the post office was destroyed, together with three houses, and that number of families are rendered homeless. Thirty cars, 5,000 ties and 3,000 posts were also consum ed. The evening passenger train from St. Paul was delayed two hours. Tho passen gers and crew aided in saving property and did effective work. Fears are entertained for other towns on the line, and it is thought that two or three work men lost their lives. The biggest scheme for furnishing ship pers with a low rate has just been discov ered jiL New York. The plan is to induce shippers on transcontinental lines to ship by lake instead of by rail, which makes a difference of 10 to 15 par cent in rates. The cheapest route being urged to shippers is by lake and rail to Duluth, thence via St. Paul, by which route a rate of 60 ccnls is given, which, added to the local rate of $2.80 from the latter point, gives a through rate of $3.40 to San Francisco. The all rail rate is $4 per 100 pounds, $1 of which goes to lines East of Chicago on dry goods to San Francisco. A number of large houses are already shipping in this way and San Francisco merchants are beginning to inquire earnest into the mat ter. White Swan, chief of the Two Kettle band of Sioux, was in Pierre D. T., and expressed great satisfaction with the white father over the tbrms of the Dawes bill, and guarantees that every Indian on the reservation will sign the treaty. He was also well pleased with the prospect of hav ing the Indian school at Pierre, and says that Carlisle is too far off, and that some teachers employed there do not know more than hie son. The Minnesota committee of the Ancient Order of Hibernians held its annual ses sion at St. Cloud with a large number of delegates present. Isaac Orm, of Chippewa Falls, Wis,, was sentenced by Judge Hoyt to one year in Waupun. A few days before he entered a saloon,and being refused drinks, as he was already drunk, he fired several shots which were inten4ed for Thomas Dugau, but which took effect in the different parts of the room. Slim Jim, alias James Perkins, alias J B. Mclntyre, and Burns Azure were sen tenced to terms of five years in the pen by Judge Mcliree at Maple Creek, N. W. T., for stealing horses near Ifort Shaw and Fort Benton, Mont. Max Hoppe, who murdered Adams near Fort Conrad, Montana, May 29, was cap tured by Deputy Sheriff Crawford, after a long and circuitous chaBe. near Sweet Grass Hills, about 150 miles north and across British lines. He is held by mount ed police pending extradition proceedings. Hoppe claims he acted, in self-defense. A farmer named Knudt Gullickson, ra siding about twenty miles southeast of La Grace, D. T., accompanied by a constable drove into town in search of his daughter who had been enticed from her home by Larson, a married man and neighbor. The girl was under fifteen years of age a war rant was soon procured for the arrest of Larson. Larson and his victim are sup posed to have passed through town during the night some two or three hours in ad vance of Gullickson and the constable. It is thought that Larson went to Washing ton Territory. The body of John Olson Hague was found near his home in Grow, six miles from Anoka, Minn., at the foot of a small oak tree, with a rope around bis neck He was in a sitting posture, with hie hands touching the ground, and leaning lorward, with his head not two feet from the earth, Olson was forty years old, and leave* a wife and eight chiidren. He recently lost hfs farm through drink, and his financial disasters were the probable cause. He reached home from Anoka the night be fore intoxicated and leit his home early next morning, and must have hanged himself soon after, as decomposition had set in when the body was found. A young man named Westey living ft Hamilton, Fillmore county, Minn., was kicked to death by a vicious horBe. A boy twenty years old named Engebretson, re. siding at Carimona, same county, while sitting on the door step' handling a revol ver accidently shot himself, the ball pass ing through his heart and killing him instantly. Richard Carney, a negro under sentence of death in Freehold, N. J., for the murder of Mrs. Margaret Purcell, has confessed that he assaulted Miss Angeline Herbert,a whito girl, two years ago, for which crime Samuel Johnson, an old negro, known as Mingo Jack, was lynched. An attempt was made to wreck a train on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail road near Fulton, 111., by placing two steel rails between the guard rails at the crossing of the Northwestern railway tracks. A freight southbound ran into them, the engine and sixteen cars going over ail right, but the next two cars being derailed and torn to pieces. The body of Agatha Peterson was found in the Wisconsin river, near Schofield, Wis., three miles south of Madison. She disappeared three weeks ago, and was then supposed to have been abducted. It is thought she was thrown into the river. The glass manufacturers of tho United States have been contemplating tho ad visability of closing down this summer, and by agreement of the leading manufac turers it was thought advisable to close down on June 15 indefinitely. Five of the riotous students of the agri cultural college were arrested in Iowa by the sheriff of Story county and taken to Nevada for trial. This action haB caused intense excitement among the anti-secret society students, who promptly raised a purse to defend their leadbrs. Some of the faculty sympathize with the anti-faction. President Chamberlain sustains the so ciety men in their rights in accordance with usages in old colleges, and it is likely the trustees will sustain the president. The arrested obtained bail. Chas. Schreeves, a hardware merchant of Murray, Iowa, killed Louis Mears, a farmer. Their quarrel grew out of Mears1 objections to Schreeves paying attention to his sister. Mears dared Schreeves out to fight. After tlrey had been out a short time, Shreeves returned to town and sent a physician to Mears, who he said was hurt. Mears was brought home, where he died in a few minutes from the effects of thirteen stabs inflicted with a knife. Schreeves made no attempt to escape, and claimed he acted in self defense. Considerable excitement was occassion ed at Aberdeen, D. T., by the announce ment that eight saloonkeepers and two druggists had been arreBted for violations of the local option law in force, in that city. The complaints were made by sev eral parties employed, it is claimed, by the local option league to procure evi dence. Saloon men who have been selling liquor for two months pastunder pretense of keeping pool rooms and temperance places, chargo that various pretenses were used to procure drinks by informers. Threats of tar and feathers and violence are freely made against witnesses. Local optionists have employed attorneys and say they will see if the law of the territory shall be longer violated. In most cases the accused have waived examination and given bonds. A serious battle between whisl v and order is anticipated. The coroner's jury in the Brown poison ing affair at Mason City, Io., made known their verdict which concludes as follows: The said jury upon their oath do Bay that the Said Hiram L. Brown came to his death by taking arsenic, poison intention ally placed in his food or drink by some person unknown, but the said jury are led to suspect irom the evidence before them that H. E. Brown is guilty of the deed." Matters are so complicated that no arrest will be made. The matter will bo investi gated again by the grand jury, which con venes in September. Mrs. H. E. Brown has left for her father's home in Wiscon sin. Hon. Peter Wright of Milwaukee, au at torney for the heirs of Maj. Hooe,U. S. A., iwho was wel} know it to the early settlers of St. Paul, and who died at Prairie du Chien more than thirty yearB ago, has commenced legal proceedings on behalf of tho heirs to recover for them property left by him at Prairie du Chien, Madison and other places. It seems that Maj, Hooe left his will giving all his property to his widow lor life, with directions that at her death it should go to their children. She, however, overlooking the codditions of the will, made absolute conveyances, and tho property for tho most part being of small value at that early day, purchas ers gave little attention to the question of title. The widow died a short time ago, and the heirs now seek to recover the property on the ground that her life inter est having terminated they are entitled to it. The property involved in tho claim is said to amount in value at present to about $200,000. A tramp was picked up at Windom Minn., having in his possession fifteen watches, some of them gold,and all good a handful of gold rings three good revolvers, and a full set of burglar's ko^s. He refus ed to give his name, saying his friend's were too respectable. When called on to surrender he said he would die first, and made motions to draw his revolver. The sheriff was too quick for him, and said, "Die it is then,'-' when the tramp wilted. He was taken immediately where court is in session,and he can have justice without delay. Returns from all parts of the state of Oregon accessible by telegraph indicate that Hermann (Republican) for congress has over 2,060 majority. His majowty in Multnomah county, which includes Port land, is 2,500. Tho Prohibition vote is very small. There are Republican gains in every county in the state. Tho Demo crats carry only two counties in the west ern half of the state. It is the largest Re publican majority since the close of the war, and is astonishing alike to Republi cans and Democrats. Still more surpris ing is the result in the returns for members of the legislature. There are 90 members in both houses. Of these the Republicans will have about C6 and the Democrats 24. The secretary of the treasury transmit ted to congress a modified estimate from the secretary of war of an appropriation for the erection of the barracks at Fort Snelling. The secretary says that as it is proposed to increase the garrison, it is rec ommended that the appropriation first proposed, $65,000, be increased to $150, 000, which will also cover the coBt of nec essary apparatus for heating and lighting the barracks. Rev. J. Henry Long, paBtor of the Presbyterian church of Currie, Minn., was arrested for riding his bicycle ou the street. This is the second arrest of the kind that has been made since the law makers of the village of Tracy got together and enacted the law prohibiting the riding of bicycles on the public streets. The trial of Diss De Bar is in progress in Now York. The first witness was the "general's" legal wife, who testified to that fact. Lawyer Marsh testified at length aB to the production ol spirit pict ures by the madame, her slate writing and her calling up of the spirits of Raphael and others, with whom the witness con versed from time to time. As the witness testified concerning the production of portraits of Adelaide Neilson, Lola Mon tez, Yaphael Cadmus, etc., they were pro duced for the inspection of the jury. Elections were held throughout Illinoia for judges of the supreme court. The re turns, which, are nearly all in, show that the republican candidates,David J. Baker, Jacob W. Wilkin, Joseph M. Bailey and Benjamin Magruder were elected in the First, Third, Sixth and Seventh districts, and John M. Schoolfield, a democrat, the present incumbent, in the Second district, This makes the supreme bench of Illinoia republican for the-first time in its history. Walter, the 5-year-old son of John Msntgomery, died at Lake City, Minn., of pneumonia, which it is thought set in from the effects of being struck on the head ahd spinal column several times with an iron bar in the hands,qI tta six-year-old jon ol esca Brad Rogers, $20 DAKOTA HEWS NOTES. Minnesota has a new doctor, just ia /rom Chicago, that neither drinks whisky, smokes nor chews tobacco, and don't know how to play sinch' Yankton barbers have a novel way of getting even with overparticular customers. They shave one side of their face and then make them seek elsewhere, to have the job completed. The bullhead craze has taken al most unanimous possession of the people of Yankton, regardless of age or sex. The streams in thai vicinity are well stocked and the fishers are geafchering them in. Two brothers oaiged Arnold,new ar» rivals fromPennsylvania,havebrought all of Van Dusen's elevators and coal Jb houses between Huron and Pierre» including tho two at the cities named. They are interested in Pennsylvania coal mines and will make Huron headquarters for their business. Abbott Ed el brock, who has visited Bismarck frequently and who was the purchaser of the Lamborn hospital for the Catholics, will be appointed bishop to reside in that city, which will be favored with the see for north Dakota. Heavy rains nave soaked the ground in Stutspnan, Foster, La Moure and Eddy counties. The erain is now looking spendid, and all fears of drouth removed. The company that is to put in the water-works at Watertown has pub lished a notice requesting all la borers at that place who desire work to hand in their names. They intend to giv® preference to heme labor. A hen's egg was recently exhibited in Aberdeen that weighed 6 1-2 ounces and measured 8 inches one way and 9 1-2 the other. The most incompre-*f| hensible and hardest part of the story to swallow is the statement that a. perfectly formed hard-shelled egg wan found inside the large egg. One of the most interesting curiosi* ties at Aberdeen is a wild plum tree, which is now beautifully blossomed, out, although there is not a green leaf on the tree. The citizens of Bismarck are growl ing because thedog poisoner does not do up his work in a thorough manner.. They claim that as many as twenty 'ij carcasses have been found in an alley in one day, and think that he ought to bury his victims. There is a movement on foot ta concentrate Dakota's citizen soldiery at Grand Forks during the territorial 4. fair,the only compensation demanded of the city being a week's rations for the men and straw for bedding. Tho territorial militia aggregate nearly 800 men and they would certainly en hance the attractions of the fair, be sides enormonsly increasing the city'g A revenue. The council will take th« proposition under advisement. Hon. D. T. Bramble, receiver of the land office at Watertown, is very se riously ill from the effects of a second stroke of paralysis he had a few I weeks since. The host of friends Mr. Bramble has made during a residence of many years in the territory will be pained to learn of his sad condition, The latest report is that he is iust, alive. The Dead wood Times says: "Pro-5 prietors of daily newspapers in tho-L Hills if they have occasion to go any where they walk. Proprietors oi weeklies get the same amount of pay» do the work themselves, and keep a» team and carriage to ride around with." According to the report of the Sioux 3 Falls, health officer there were only twenty-five deaths in Sioux Falls dur-s ing the year ending June 1. This, out of a population of 12,000, Thirty-first Mile, a sip&U station fifteen miles south of Washburn waa entirely- destroyed by fire. A large, amount of posts and telegraph poles, three cars on the track and several v dwelling houses .were destroyed. A large rat follows a Sioux Falls hotel clerk all over the building every4 night and apparently takes an inter-' est in seeing that guests are put to bed properly. At Ipswich three young children A. L. Barker, while playing witn matches in the loft of a barn, set fire to a pile of straw. The barn-and con» tents were consumed. One child was badly burned the others narrowly escaped. Loss, $700 insurance^ '0* v V-?- & -"I v 4 ,h. ii. w A missionary looms up at Faulkton. J' Thomas Nesbitt advertises money to* loan for the full benefit ot the bor rower—giving him all the money he borrows without inspection fees, without commissions, without attor ney fees, and will make no charge for' attorneys' fees in making final proofs. A few days ago a Stranger approach ed Mat Doyle, a liveryman at Lari* more, and solicited a rig for a short time. His request was complied with. As neither stranger nor rig material* ized within a reasonable time, Doyle became suspicious that all was not right. His suspicions were well found ed. The stranger disposed of the bug gy and harness to unknown parties and sold the horse to Hood Bros., of Grand Forks, from whom Doyle re ceived his property. The thief is noi known, and the matter has beeu placed in the hands of Sheriff Swan. •Xi %~P*- 0# r.*» JS if. y :•& 'A- is a healthy exhibit. v The county commissioner took ac* tion on a communication from the Far* go board of trade in regard to their probable action on the high liscense question In case the present law was repealed, and passed a resolution to the effect that if the prohibitions law was repealed this fall, they would enforce maximum license to saloon dealers, which is 1,000. Napoleon King and James Clark, the two boys who were hired by Mrs. Minnie Scaley last spring to bum her building in the town of Tilden, on which there was $250 insurance, were sent to the reform school. She agreed to pay the boys $150 each a,nd gave them but 75 cents, •. ?.• "'**•. «r 4.