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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-
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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^
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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.
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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,
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