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188&-9® will be ree
cattlemen In West
have ever expert*
in splendid con*
they -would lie thin
ha* early start
are that the beef*
Will open much earlier
llirlan Islanders eat alone.
^|^bii they retire to the most
it they can And and eat
blinds or surrounded by
.- The explanation of this pre
•'l§.:m©w likely to be fear than
In dajs gone by the savage
ibt concealed himself lest some
than he should snatch
food away.
France, Belgium, Great
Germany and Italy have been
to the benefits of the new in
copyright law. For an
i*n to secure copyright In Great
the title must be entered at
iftftm'ji hall, London, the fee for
la lire shillings, and the work
be published in Great Britain
ltaneoUsly with its publication la
pEnal^d: States.
treat bustard Is the rarest bird
^comes under the head of game,
.tirt formerly haunted all the
counties of England, and was
common on Salisbury
Frota the reign of Henry VIII.
Med measures were passed in or
Ntbproteceit and It is expressly in
,jliad under the head of game in the
?te «f the first year of the reign
XV., which codified and re
the laws relating to game.
French .savant thinks that by the
2000 a spiritual chemistry will
been discovered that should en
change human nature. This will
greatly due to chemistry utilizing
heat of the sun and tapping the
Jknt of the globe. Under the
of chemistry the earth, we are
will become a vast pleasure gar
and the human race will live in
slid plenty.
feet-Crab Flshinc Off the Lous
blind Shore.
Is the season of the year when
the Long Island coast sailing
go to Fire Island to ply a re
vocation. Their errand is to
a supply of the longtailed mol
crabs, locally known as "horse
an appellation which they re
on account of the large shield
|pkell which covers the body and
closely resembling the hoof of
This shield is composed of
,„_-urts, the juncture taklfig place
the center of the body. A long
jplne a foot in length projects
the rear of the shield, and is
I6£ed by natives of South Pacific
Ids as the head for an arrow or
These creatures, however, are
irly harmless, and may be
with Impunity. The "horse
hunter chooses ar warm moon
night upon which to take these
lbs. At such times he secures the
•to himself by a rope fastened
it the waist, and, wading in staai
r. water, finds the crustacea, which
up near the shore, and
$«r* them into the boat as they
picked up. In a single night a
•kiff holdlng about 300 has been filled
jwith these crabs by one man.
A ready sale is found for these crabs
jiong tiie baymen and farmers of
»ng Island. The baymen use them,
ter the shield has been removed, for
litlng eel pots, while the farmers
ad in them a most economical and
Imirable substitute for fertilizer,
^female crabs are sold at $2 a hun
while the males, owing to their
ferlor size, bring only one-half that
The "horsefeet" display an im
lence at the rays of the sun, at
eh times burrowing in the sand,
living only the top of the back in
lit. When crawling on the ground
jr large shieldlike covering complete
conceals Its limbs, and gives to it
curious appearance, its power
locomotion seeming to come from
Be external agency. When a crab
peaaght, and it is desired not to re*
»ve it at the time, the spine-like
ejection Is stuck into the sand,
It remains a captive until the
tide, washing away the sand,
It In length, the main body
the crab Is the same as that of its
111* one foot, as previously stated.—
York Post
ky President Cleveland Failed to
Cateh Troat.
one of Cleveland's troating excur
he was accompanied by a negro
an octogenarian, but a man of
words. On tiie morning of tbe
it had been rainlfag steadily for
a week, and the president re
ted: "Plenty of rain in these
ancle." "Dat's de worst on't,
Clevelan'," was tiie answer,
every second cast the president's
was caught in the overhanging
jhs. "Lots of brush here, uncle."
If de worst on't Mlstah Cleve
{,-• Nearly half a dozen times the
identlai anale was all but sprain
among the bowlders in mid-stream.
rocky brook, uncle." "Dat'a
jront on't, Mlstah Clevelan'," and
later, "Too many mosquitoes
here, gncle." "Dat's de worst
Mlstah Clevelan'." Finally, at
««d of the day, when tbe chief of
'-yspoblle looked dejectedly into an
creel, he exclaimed: "Uncle, I
there's no fish la this confound
,» Tbe answer was tmchang
£*Dat'a de worst on't Mlstah
O'v M'
1 1
e\ 1
McKlnley la Koalutcd for Presi
dent on the Flrat Ballot, Recelv
lag 0611-8 Votea Oat of OSS—The
Nomination la Afterward Made
Unanimous—Garrett A. Hohart of
New Jersey la Homlaated for
Vice President oa the Flrat Bal
lot—Sonatora Teller of Colorado,
Fettlsrrew of Soath Dakota aad
a Number of Other Silver Men
Leave the Convention.'
St. Louis, Jane 16—Auspiciously and se
renely, beneath a sky across whose arched
dome not a cloud floated, tbe chieftains of
the Republican party, from the pineries ot
Maine to tbe orange groves of California
from the everglades of Florida to the placid
waters ot Fuget Sound, met in council to
day and in the presence of about 8,000
spectators, entered upon the task of select
ing candidates and enunciating policies for
the campaign of 1896. The first session ot
the Republican national convention was
therefore formal. Chairman Carter, ot the
national committee, dropped the gavel at
12:20 o'clock and sixty minutes later an ad
journment was taken until 10 o'clock to
morrow. There was not a jar during the
proceedings, there were no sensational In
cidents to arise, nor any demonstrations to
thrill the vast concourse of people.
The temporary chairman, C. W. Fair
banks of Indianapolis, delivered his ad
dress, a strong, forcible statement, an ar
raignment of the present administration
and a deflnement of the Issues the com
mittee selections ot the various delegations
were announced—that was all*
Tbe galleries are adorned at Intervals
with the coats-of-armg of the various states,
while In conspicuous places hang'portraits
of Grant, Lincoln and other, heroes of the
past. The galleries to-day were well filled
but not crowded, it being estimated that
abont 8,000 persons were present. The
campaign clnbs which had marched to the
hall to the clangor of martial music were
present In uniform and a very large pro
portion of the spectators were ladles. The
b$nd in the gallery over tbe platform en
livened the brilliant gathering with pop
ular airs at Intervals.
St. Louis, June 17.—The Republican na
tional convention cleared the deck for action
to-day. Two sessions were held, one of an
hour In the morning and one of three hours
In the afternoon. The permanent organiza
tion was effected and the permanent
Chairman, Senator John M. Thurston of
Nebraska, assumed the duties of presiding
officer at the morning session, and the re
ports of the committees on credentials and
rules were received and adopted at the af
ternoon session. The battle royal Is over,
the platform and nomination of candidates
will occur to-morrow.
Ia striking contrast with the dull, feat
ureless session of yesterday were the
brilliant, animated and enthuiastlc sessions
of tbe convention to-day. The vast hall
was packed to Its utmost capacity with
thousands ot spectators, keyed to tbe high
est pitch ot enthusiasm and responded with
cheers and hand clapping to the electric
touch of every word or suggestion. The
hearse roar of 12,000 voices, as it came
thundering down to the pit from the
black wall of people on all sides, accom
panied with waving of handkerchiefs, hand
flags, made a tumult of noise and motion
that made the pulse beat a faster tune
The speech of the permanent chairman.
Senator Thurston, whose warm, magnetic
eloquence found ready sympathy in tbe
vaet concourse ot Republicans, and with
spirits thus aroqsed every Incident evoked
cheers. As he recited the fact that he had
presided over the convention of 1888 which
nominated the last victorious ticket of the
party and predicted that he was now pre
siding over a convention which would nom
inate the next president of tbe United
States the enthuslasih broke all bounds.
For several minutes the convention cheered
and yelled and shouted.
At the morning session there was a brief
contest over the question of proceeding
with the election of permsneht officers be
fore the report of the committee on creden
tials had been acted upon. Senator Wel
lington and Congressman Mudd of Mary
land and Delegate Llttlefield of Maine,
vainly protested that It was Irregular and
that there was no convention until tbe
credentials of the members had been pass
ed upon, but the protests were swept aside
like cbaff before the wind. The convention
brimmed over with enthusiasm and was In
no temper to be delayed.
At the afternoon session, tbe first test ot
strength between tbe McKlnley followers
A 1*5
!r HI*
and those of Reed, AIIImb,. Quay and Mor
ton, cane, and it demonstrated to the sat
isfaction ot all that McXInley has a clear
majority of a bandied In the convention.
The question waa the adoption ot the report
of the committee on credentials, which cer
tified the action of the national committee
on credentials in giving almost all the 188
contested seats to the McKInleyltes and
decided the Texas contest In favor of the
Grant (McKlnley) delegation, and that la
Delaware, In favor ot the Hlgglns delega
tion. The majority report was met with a
violent minority report, denouncing the
committee on credentials tor presuming to
accept unchallenged the findings ot the na
tional committee.
The lines were not drawn absolutely, as
quite a number of delegates who- are
pledged to McKlnley voted with the op
position. They were defeated—543H to
8t. Louis, June IB.—The Republican na
tional convention nailed their principles to
the mast heads and placed In command of.
the ship which Is to bear them on to for
tune or dlaaster In November, their popular
Idol, William McKlnley ot Ohio and Gar
rett A. Hobart of New Jersey.
But there was mutiny abroad, and at the
last moment before the lines were cost off,
part ot the crew who had shipped in
many voyages refused to subscribe
to the new shipping articles and
walked down the gang plank. The.
convention was held In session for ten
hours to accomplish tbe work cat out for
It, and several different' times was tragic,
dramatic and Inspiring. Fully 10,000 peo
ple were In the vast andlence to hiss or
cheer by turns. The bolt of tbe silver men
from the West was fully discounted, but It
nevertheless furnished the most dramatic
incident of the day. Led by Senator Tell
er, they had yesterday declared their In
tention of retuslrg to subscribe to the gold
plank In the platform, but to-day after
Senator Teller had made his final appeal to
the convention not to take tbe step which
would drive him and his colleagues out
from the ranks of the party, which In the
past had honored them and they had de
lighted to serve, and the convention had
voted—8181-2 to 1051-2—to stand by tbe
gold declaration In the platform, they left
the convention hall.
McKlnley Nominated.
It waa a foregone conclusion that Mc
Klnley would* be nominated by the pentup
enthusiasm ot the friends of the Ohio
candidate which found full vent. The
speech of Baldwin ot Council Bluffs, nom
inating Allison of Senator Lodge nominat
ing Reed of Hastings nominating Quay,
and of Depew nominating Morton, were
eloquent and masterly efforts, and were
received with the greatest enthusiasm by
their respective supporters but the nomi
nation of McKlnley, by Faraker, turned
the convention Into bedlam. Save for the
wild tumult that followed Senator Wol
oott's speech placing Blaine In nomination
at Minneapolis, four years ago, the dem
onstration which occurred to-day has had
no parallel in Republican national conven
tions, at least In length.
J. Madison Vance of Louisiana and N.
B. Alexander of Alabama seconded Mc
Klnley'* nomination and declared that the
South would be for protection and sound
At twenty-four minutes before S tbe roll
call \yas begun. No vote was cast by
Colorado. Tbe vote of Florida was chal
lenged by a colored man, who stood on a
chair, but was unable to catch the chair-
man's ear. Florida bad been announced
8 for McKlnley, but un the roll gave two
for Morton and 0 for McKlnley. Georgia
was challenged and the roll call resulted:
Reed, .2 Quay. 2 McKlnley, 22. Then
Alabama was returned, because the chair
man had learned that its vote had been
challenged. The result was: Morton, 1
Reed, 2 McKlnley, 19. Idaho cast no vote.
There was a monotonous repetition of Mc
Klnley, until tbe grey-headed Henderson
said: "I cast the solid vote of Iowa for
William B. Allison." General Grosvenor,
who has been Jestingly termed the light
ning calculator, followed the vote with a
pad and pencil, while Mr. Hanna looked
over bis shoulder.
Tbe detailed vote follows:
t. No. MqKln- Mor- Alll
Vote*, ley. Reed. ton. Qaay. lufti.
A a a a 2 2
Arkansas 16
California 18'
Colorado 8
Connecticut 12
Florida ..
Georgia ..
Idaho ...
lllico:s ...
Indiana ..
Iowa ....

Louisiana. 18
Mslne 12
Maryland 16
Rhode JUsad a
South auotkia 18
South Dakota ,8
ffiaMussea feA
oeiWfWS® «jHI
TMas ............90
ptUiM.t.n, .... 9
Vermont 8
Virginia.... ....,*84
Wash In (ton a
Wet Virginia IS
Wisconsin ........84
Wyoming ...
Ansona ........... 8
New Mexico 8
Indian Territory.... I
Dlst. ot Columbia.. 3
Masfachuiettt .....80
Michigan 28
Minnesota 18
MlasMppl 18
Missouri .34
Montana 6
Nebraaka 16
Nevada 6
New Hampshire.... 8
New Jersey 20
New York. 72
North Carolina 22
Kestb Dakota.
IT ..
10* 2K
•V t'.
023 601% 84H 88 tttt 85%
•1 absent.
xOamerao, 1 blank, 4.
••8 absaot.
xxl absent.
Total vote: McKlnley 601%, Reed 84%,
Mcrton 58,Quay 61%, Allison 35%,Cameron 1
McKtnley'a vote exceeded the expecta
tions of his friends, as he received 061%
votes. The nomination was Immediately
made unanimous. Enthusiastic speeches
were made by representatives of the op
posing candidates, and there were the
usual felicitations. Mark Hanna was
obliged In response to calls to address the
After the decision of the Piatt forces
not to present the name of Morton, owing
to the war waged against him by the War
ner Miller faction, the nomination ot Ho
bart of New Jersey became a certainty.
The McKlnley Influence was throwa for
him, and although there was an attempt
to consolidate the West and 8outh on H.
Clay Evans of Tennessee, the McKlnley
Influence was too powerful. Besides, It was
the general sense of the delegates that the
logic of the situation required the nomina
tion of an Eastern man for vice president.
•The nominating speeches were brief.
Bulkeley of Connecticut, LIppett of Rhode
Island and Gen. Walker of Virginia were
also placed in nomination. It only required
one ballot to determine the contest Hobart
received 530% votes, 00 more than a ma
jority. Evans, his nearest competitor, re
ceived 280%. There were scattering votes
for Reed, Thurston, Grant, Depew, Morton
and Brown.
llobart Is Nominated On the First
It was 6:15 when Senator Lodge made the
motion that the convention proceed to the
nomination of a vice president, and that
speeches be limited to five minutes. There
was so little Interest In the second place,
or so prevalent an appeal for dinner, that
In five minutes the galleries had been de
serted by two-thirds of the seat-holders.
Samuel Fessenden of Connecticut was rec
ognised to nominate Gov. Buckeley, but the
convention had exhausted Its enthusiasm so
that the mention of the name of McKlnley
failed to draw a hand-clap. At the end of
tbe five minutes the crowd called "time"
enthusiastically, and the roll call proceeded
until New Jersey was reached, when dele
gates began to cry "Hobart." G. L. Ho
bart was nominated by Franklin Fort of
Newark. He spoke as follows:
"I rise to present to this convention the
claims of New Jersey to the vice presi
dency. We come because we feel that we
can, for the first time In our history, bring
to you a promise that our electoral vote
will be cast for your nominees. If you
comply with our. request this promise will
surely be redeemed. For forty years,
through the blackness of darkness of a uul-
versally triumphant Democracy, the Repub
licans of New Jersey have retained their
organisation and fought as vallantiy as If
the outcome were to be assured victory.
Only twice through all this long period has
the sun shone in upon us. In 1894, for the
first time since the Republican party came
Into existence, we sent to congress a solid
delegation of eight Republicans and elected
a Republican to the United States senate.
We followed this In 1895 by electing a Re
publican governor by a majority of 28,000.
And In this year of grace we expect to
give the Republican electors a majority of
not less than 20,000." He then presented
tbe name of Garrett A. Hobart, the New
Yorkers Joining with the New Jersey men
In tbe nomination. J. Otis Humphrey of
Illinois seconded Hobart's nomination. W.
K. Allen ot Rhode Island nominated Gov.
Charles W. LIppett. Delegates from the
Southern states cheered when Tennessee
was called, and W. M. Randolph presented
the name of Henry Clay Evans. Evans was
seconded by a colored delegate named
Smith, of Kentucky, whose effort was loud
ly cheered. Ex-Congressman Robert M.
Lafollette of Wisconsin also seconded
Evans* nomination, arousing enthusiasm by
his prediction that the party would gain In
tbe South, although It bad lost In the West.
Tbe vote In detail follows:
9 3
Ported 8
Alabama 22 10 11 1
1« 10 8 1
California 18 14 8 1
Colorado 8
Connecticut .... 12 as
ix fib?
9 8
a 8
-88 88
ftlrtltta 80 18
J^Jowi 88 8
Kansas ........ SO 80
ojCcntaky i... 88 8
tMstana ...... 10 8
Maine .1 IS ..
Maryland ...... is 14
Massachusetts .. 80 14.
Michigan as at
Minnesota 18
Mississippi .... 18 18
Jtonnsylranla ... 84 84
Rhode bland... 8
South Carolina.. 18 8
South Dakota... 8 8
Tennessee 84
Missouri ...... 84 10
Montana 6 1
Nsbmka ...... 18 18
Nevada 8 8
New Hampshire. 8- 8
New Jersey,.... SO SO
New York...... 78 73
North Carolina.. 83 1%
North Dakota... 6 8
Ohio 48 28
.Oregon ........ 8 8
IB 0
Texas '. 80 11
.... 6 8
.... 8 '8
Weat Virginia... 12
{.Wisconsin .... 24
New Mexico..... 6
Oklahoma 6
Ind. Territory.. 6
Dlst. Columbia.. 2
Alaska 4
Totals.. 022 038% 280% 80 8 24
Ponr In From All See
tlona of the Coantry.
Within a few moments of the announce
ment of the nomination] telegrams poured
In, and within a halt hoqr they were num
bered by hundreds, coming from all parts
of America. One of the first to be received
was from the Marquette club of Chicago,
whose guest Gov. McKlnley was last
February and at whose 'banquet he made
his last public political address. At that
time the Marquette club)prided Itself that
it had entertained Gen. Harrison Just pre
vious to his nomination (naming him as the
coming nominee, and they wired him with
in a few moments after the result was
"The Marquette club'i of Chicago con
gratulates you upon yoar nomination for
the high office of president of the United
States. It is a matter oi pride and grati
fication that In Its earneit efforts In your
behalf In the preconven Ion campaign it
so nearly reflected the wishes ot the great
majority of our fellow citizens and the
Republicans throughout tbe land, and we
now pledge you our nost active and
earnest support In the [campaign upon
which we are Just entering, to the end
that the people's choice fiay prevail and
the principles of the grai
set forth in the platforn
stand be established.—B.
dent, and officers of the
old party, as
on which you
DeWltt, presl
Howard B. Moser, secretary of the Pot
ters' Association of New Jersey, tendered
heartiest congratulations lor his associa
Hon. Mark Hanna's mottest announce
ment was simply this:
"Ohio's vote nominated y4u. I congratu
late you. -rML A. Hanna."
One of the earliest dispatches to arrive
was from Mr. Morton of New York, who
wired from Rhlnecllff, N. Yj, as follows:
"Hon. William McKlnley, Canton, O.:
You may recall my remark, In 1870, as
we sat side by side In the house of repre
sentatives, that I expected some day to
see you president of the United States.
Please accept to-day my heartiest con
The traveling men of Indiana, through
their president, Carey MoPhearson, w^red
from Indianapolis:
"The Commercial Travelers' Republican
club of this city congratulates you on your
nomination and confidently predict your
election. Tariff protecting American
products, whether from the factory, mino
or farm, and the currency unequalled by
any other nation, should put us once more
to the front.'*'
Ex-Senator W. D. Washburn wired the
heartiest congratulations.
The Union Iron and Steel company of
Youngstown wired: "We congratulate you
on your nomination and hope next year we
will be able to make cotton ties."
Harry G. Selfridge of Marshall Field &
Co., Chicago, telegraphs «s follows: "Ac
cept congratulations upon magnificent vic
tory and upon dignified manner in whicb
it has been won."
New York, June 18.—Maher and Slavin
were tbe attractions at Madison Square gar
den to-night In a four-round bout. The
men went art It in a slap-bang fashion, and
Maher showed that be waa tbe cleverer
boxer. He seemed to hit Slavin when and
where he pleased. The big Australian was
slow. The police cautioned the fighters
that they would arrest tbe man who scored
a knock-out. In tbe third round Slavin was
almost put to sleep with a couple of swings,
and in the fourth the bout was stopped by
the referee, tbe Australian being too grog,
gy for business.
8 10
8 io
"'•V' .-i''*--' r',
She Strike* a Roek at Mldalafct sa4'
Slaks la a Few Mlaatee—Bat Few
si the 144 Passeaaers aad 108-
'Officers aad Crew of the Vessel.
Are Supposed to Have Beea
Decision Agralnst Railroads—'United1:
Lutheran Church Meeting:.
Fargo, N. D. Special, Jane 17.—The Leon case
recently tried in the United States Court here,
was made a test of the freight train "permit"
rule on the Great Northern, and Judge lochren
Instructed the Jury that the order was unlawful.
There were three cases consolidated—one lady
and two men—who were pot off a train and
obliged to walk a mile because they had no per
mit, and the jury gave a verdict to the former
of $25 and tbe two latter 81 each.
While W. H. Herman, a farmer four miles
north of Fargo, was trying to train a bird dog
he actually shot his brother Walter In the ab
domen. The wound will probably be fatal.
Old straw Is being refreshed in Fargo by
the minority portion of the United Lutheran-.
Church. There are several hundred delegates
here in attendance from oil over the Northwest
and West. Rev. Gynlld of Wlllmar preached the
opening sermon, and Prof. Srerdrup of Minneap
olis was chosen chairman. This afternoon all
tbe standing committees reported, and the work
of tbe convention begins to-morrow and will end
Sunday. Prof. Oftedahl and Bev. Gjertsen of
Minneapolis are also here.
Peter Kllzer was convicted of running a moon
in is in an no a so
Firemen's Contests.
Canton, S. D.. Special, June 17.—The
largest crowd which ever gathered In this
city witnessed the events of tbe second
day's state tournament. The parade of
firemen was the largest and best ever held
In the state. Yankton was given the first
prize, for the best appearing department.
The double men's coupling contest was won
by Fox and Nagner, of Yankton, in four
seconds. In the green two hundred yards'
hose race, Centervllle won first In 30 sec
onds, Sioux Falls second, 30)4 Canton
third, 33%. Tbe single man state cham
pionship ladder contest was won by Rogers,
of Mitchell, In 5 2-3 seconds. Tbe green
two hundred yard hook and ladder race was
won by Yankton, 31 seconds Sioux Falls
second, 35% seconds. The chief foot race
was won by Chief Helgcrson, of Canton
the half mile bicycle race by B. Carr, of
Sioux Falls: E. Hofstad, of Canton being
second. Time, 1:13. The free-for-all foot
race was won by Watson, of Pierre, in
10 seconds.
Draining Mines.
Anaconda, Mont., June 17.--A special
to the Standard from Philllpsburg says:
Paul A. Fuez of St. Louis arrived to-day
and gave orders to commence work on
tbe great drain tunnel, on which work
was abandoned two years ago. This tun
nel when completed will be one mile In
length and will drain the Bimetallic and
Granite mines. There is 330 feet of the
tunnel to be built. Mr. Fuss does not
say so, but it Is generally thought as
soon as the tunnel is completed both
great companies will start their works
in full blast. This Is great news for Gran
ite, Philllpsburg and Granite county, as
If ibey start up it will give employment
to at-out 1,000 men. The tunnel will be
PWhed thrc-ugh as rapidly as possible,
but It will take at least six weeks to
complete it, and ot course nothing will
be done In the mines until they are drain
ed. There ore plenty of men now Idle
In that section to cany on the work.
Cloush sal McCleary Men.
Marshall, Minn., Special, June 17.—Tho
state delegates elected here today are:
John Schutz, C. F. Case, C. C. Whitney, J.
H. Call, T. P. Baldwin, R. Riddell, P. O.
French, J. H. Catlln, James Lawrence,
Ole Hatlesstad and Hugh Neill. They are
for Clougb. Congressional delegates: C.
F. Case, M. S. Fawcett, H. Estee, C. M.
Wilcox, J. Goodwin, E. C. Pierce, E. I.
Leeland, J. H. Catlin, L. M. Lange, J. C.
Beach.and D. B. York. They are for Mc
Royalton, Minn., Special, June 17.—The
entire Clough delegation was elected at a
caucus to-night, as follows: I. W. Bouek.
J. N. Nichols, A. W. Swanson, Frank Long
H. M. Logan and A. A. Morrill.
Arkansas Democrats.
Little Rock, June 17.-—The Democratic
convention met to-day. It was a Bland
gathering. .The following ticket was nom
inated: Governor, John W. Jones Chief
Justice, Judge H. J. Bunn attorney gen-
B* Klngsw'orthy treasurer, Han-
dell Gill ley land commissioner, J.
Ritchie superintendent of ^ubllc Instruc
tion, Junius Jordan. There was a contest
over the nudltorsblp and the convention,
adjourned until to-morrow.
Road Ruce at Winona.
Wlnonn, Minn., Special, June 17.—Tho
Kratz road race of 81-3 miles around Lake
Winona this afternoon resulted as follows
J. Brandt, first. Time 26:18. N. Steffes'
second. Time 20:301-5. The first four
Cando, N. D., Special, June 17.—William
Evendon, while trying to mount a vicious
stallion, received a terrible bite In tbe calfr
of tbe leg, tearing the flesh from the bone.
He is liable to lose the limb.
Stephen, Minn., Special, June 17.—The
been all that
the farmers could wish for wheat, outs and
per ccnt
Brest, France, June 17.—The British..
Iteamer Drumuiond Castle, Capt. Pierce,
from Capetown for London, struck a rock
lit midnight and sank three minutes later
with 144 passengers and 103 officers and
pew on board. Two men were picked np
Boating on some wreckage by fishermen olf
Ushant, near which point the steamer
went down. It Is hoped, however, that
some of the passengers and crew escaped'
In tbe boats.
The Drummond Castle belonged to toe
famous Castle line of steamships running
between South Africa and London. She
was of about 2,350 tons register and was
last heard of at LaspalmaB, Canary Islands,
Friday last.
Tugs have been sent out from this port
to the scene of the disaster in the hope ot"
picking up some survivors. Six bodies have
already been recovered at Ushant. One Is
that of an officer of the lost steamship and
another Is that of a girl six years old. Two
survivors of the sunken steamship are at
the Isle of Moline.
Arsel, June 17.—When a dlspntch from
Ushant announced that the vessel struck a
rock, while hugging the French coast, In
stead of being In collision with another
steamer It was conceded that there could be
few survivors. Six bodies have been washed
ashore on the Island of Ushant. The ves
sel disappeared in about three minutes
after the strike. Only two boats were
launched and one of these Is believed to
be lost. Tbe passengers were all asleep
when tbe vessel struck. Seafaring men be
lieve that the Drummond Castle, while at
full speed, struck the ledge and ripped
open the water tight compartments and the
water filled the ship. The ledge Is near
Island of Moline, half way bet-veen Ushant
and French coast. It Is thought that the
witnesses in the trial of Dr. JaimCson and
other citizens ^ind mining men of the Trans
vnal were on the vessel.
«f ft" la yet
to be seeded. Grain of all kinds Is growing
finely. The hay crop will be very large.
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