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If^Mrs. Anna Truslow, of Dudley town,
Ind., was 100 years old on the 15th
inst., and a large number of her person
al friends visited her and celebrated
the event. The excitement was too
"I much for the centenarian, who at once
took to her bed and died. "Such cases
are not unfrequent.
Seven women, each -claiming to be
the widow of John Bute Holmes, ma
terialized at his funeral in Plainfield,
N. Y. recently. Fringing this inter
esting group were eleven children like
wise professing to be bereaved by
John's departure to another sphere.
The gathering of so many conflicting
claiments for Holme's earthly goods
resulted in a thrilling scene, each par
ticular tongue doing full duty and one
of the sons drawing a revolver to help
along the discussion.
Eastern papers are quoting and de
nouncing an alleged declaration of &
western paper that the original thir
teen states are now back numbers.
They were necessary in the first in
stance a people seeking a great future
in the heart of a new continent had to
land somewhere and work their way
lowIy. Tho eastern coast is still use
ful for dockage purposes in receiving
westward bound people, and in the
shipment of the products of the north
west, but the real vigor of the country
lies in this vast section. Eastern
journalists cannot appreciate the
salient features of western humor.
Decoration Dayor "Memorial
Day" as it is now called, was duly cele
brated everywhere, though in some
places rain interfered with the cere
monials to some extent. The ap
pearance in line of veterans of the
greatest war of modern times will al
ways excite public interest, especially
with the youth of the country who
delight to participate in the beautiful
custom of decorating the graves of
the dead and in doing honor to the
survivers of the bloody contest for
the preservation of the Union. Ora
tory, however, seems to be on the de
cline at present, from the difficulty of
saying anything new, or avoiding a
repetition of what has been said by
tens of thousands before. Great gen
ius, originality, and eloquence are re
quisites at this late day and even
these are scarcely equal to the task of
an acceptable Fourth of July oration
for the simple reason that nothing
can be said that ha? not been better
memorial efforts, ^.v
It is remarkable how small a popu
lation of uncivilized Indians occupies
.v&stj areas of landt The Qsases, num
lerin 1,500, have a reservation of
1,500,000 acres. The Iowas, num
bering 84, hold 228,418 acres 240
Kickapoos hold 206,466 acres 52
Quawpaws 56.000 acres, 69 Eastern
Shawnees 13,000 acres and 225
Kansas Indians 100,000 acres. The
entire Indian Territory, containing
over 44,000,000 acres, has a popu.
lation of only 79,000. Out of this
condition of affairs grows the demand
for the opening of the territory to set
tlement. The difficulty lies in tht fact
that the treaties of the government
with the Indians guarantee to them
the possession of their lands and this
guarantee has been held sacred. It is
now proposed to give each Indian
family a large farm and open the rest
of their reservations to settlement.
This would give about 40,000,000
acres to civilization. It remains to
be seen whether the Indians will
cept an arrangement of this kind.
The annual increase in the popular
tion of London is, at the present time,
65,000 of those, 0*000 belong to
the laboring classes.
Col. H. W. Pinkney, in a com
munication to Dixie, calls a halt to
southern landowners who are in such
haste to sell their standing timber to
northern buyers that the latter are
able to make almost their own terms.
At such prises neither the owner nor
the community reap any benefit that
will compensate them for the fine
timber they lose. Saw-mills may give
somi temporary employment, but it
is to a migratory class who spend
their wages recklessly. "A saw-mill
town or village has always the
appearance of being ready to move
further on, and it does move on.
Can any one imagine anything more
dismal thlggn the deserted location of
a once busy saw-mill?" "As a source
of individual wealth, the South has
nothing that will compare with its
timber. In variety and beauty of
woods it has no peer, and it will be
but a few years before they will be
eagerly sought after. Placed on the
market now, and literally forced on
unwilling purchasers, sales can only
be effected by foolish and unwarran
ted sacrifices." $*?,
*?^Sad Disclosure of Crime in London. 1'-^
A London cablegram of the 8th says:
Since the revelation of the Pall Mall Ga
zette and the subsequent passage of the
criminal law amendment bill, prescribing
severe penalties for the offenses enumerat
ed, it has been believed by the public that
traffic in children for immoral purposes
were made impossible. The public mind
was rudely awakened, however, to the
realization that though such crimes
may have been curtailed in number, they
are still committed and with very little
pretense of secrecy. A general sensation
of horror was produced at the Lambeth
police court recently by a trial in the case
of Edward Procknell and three women,
charged with keeping disorderly houses
and with procuring scores of young girls
ranging in age from ten to fourteen
years. The prisoners and their victims are
all of humble rank, and the evidence thus
far taken proves that the seducers of the
children were also of the lower class. The
prisoners wereremanded for further hear
ing, and will be vigorously prosecuted by
the government. Detective Stevens, who
is in the employ of the reformatory and
refuge union, was the chief means of discov
ering the crimes of Procknell and the wom
en. He stated in the course of his testi
mony that during the last four years he
had rescued 400 girls of from 4 1-2 to 14
years of age.
The Most Prominent Milwaukee Doctor Badly
Milwaukee Special: Dr. O. P. Wolcott is
one of the best known men in town. He
was accosted by a man on the street, who
introduced himself as Ham Dye of Detroit,
the son of a prominent Detroit banker and
a very staunch friend of the doctor. He
stated that a mutual friend of both
had opened up a real estate
office here, and that he would like
to have the doctor meet him. The lat
ter acquiesced and went along iutoaneatly
furnished room on Broadway. There he
met the "real estate man" who,after some
talk put out a whole lot of lottery arrange
ments with all the necessary parapherna
lia. The' "steerer" began to bet and won.
Gradually the doctor became interested
and won also. No. 39 won $16,500,
but the "steerer" didn't have
money enough to pay for the
bet, whereupon the doctor volunteered to
furnish-the money. Accordingly e went
to Nunnemachers bank and drew 6,000
of his deposit. The "steerer" had won
$16,500 upon being furnished with the
$6,000 and then politely accompanied Mr.
Wolcott down upon the sidewalk, where
he gave him the slip. He lost in all $6,-
575 and is half crazy. The "con" men
had rented the room for a week, where
they put up a sign as real estate dealers
and have disappeared now.
Xew Canal Wanted at Sault Ste. Marie.
Montreal Gazette: If the present rate of
development in the Lake Superior trade
continues, the construction of a new canal
at the Sault Ste. Marie, which Canada has
undertaken half as a matter of self-defense,
will be regarded within a few years as a
matter of necessity. It is almost impossible
to conceive the change that has taken place
in the conditions of commerce in the near
Northwest. In 1881 there passed through
the American canal vesoels of a freight
tonnage of 1,567,741 in 1S86 the figures
were 4,527,759. Last summer the average
number of vessels parsing through was
forty-two a day, many of them of the
largest clas9. The growth of the mining in
dustry will.in the immediate future,call for
an annual tonnage of 1,000.000 in addi
tion to that now employed, while the grain
trade of Duluth and Port Arthur js des
tined steadily to increase. So evident is
this that American papers are calling for
an enlargement of the exciting canal, to
meet already perceived requirements. The
construction of tho Canadian canal will be
justified, therefore, by a regard for the
needs of our commerce, without consider*
ation of contingencies that recent events
have mande possible, though not, it is
An Appeal from Michael Davitt.
The following appeal from Michael Davitt
has been cabled to John Fitzgerald, presi
dent of the Irish National League in Ameri
ca, Patrick Ford and John Boyle O'Rieily,
dated Scariff, County Clare, June 7, 1S87:
The work of exterminating our race is
going o&jjaily, Tht people'SB Congesting
eveiy inch of ground with spirit. Their re
sistance is admirable, but the odds are
terribly against them. The Tory policy of
eviction and forced emigration we must
resist as one man. The workingmen in
America in their own interest should pro
test against this pauper labor being forced
upon their market. I would suggest
that a deputation of the friends of our
cause and the Knights of Labor
Vfait upon the president of the
United States and invite his attention to
England's policy in driving thousands of
our people every week from Ireland to the
United States. Humanity and enlightened
self interest unite in urging America to ac
tion in this matter. We want means to
succor the evicted and make some recom
pense to the imprisoned who sacrifice their
liberty in resistance to injustice. Bodyoke
is fighting the battle of Ireland.
(Signed) MICHAEL DAVITT.
At the annual meeting of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad company
in Milwaukee, George C. Magoun and A. Van
Santvoord of New York were chosen di
rectors in place of Alexander Mitchell and
Director Wadsworth, deceased, and the
other directors were re-elected as follows:
Frank S. Bond. Peter Geddes, Hugh T.
Dicky, James Stillman, William Rockafel
ler, James T. Woodward, Joseph Melbank,
New York Zelah Chamberlain, Cleveland
Phil Armour, Chicago John Plankinton,
Milwaukee J. C. Easton, La Crosse. It
was decided not to elect a successor to Al
exander Mitchell as president until a future
meeting, and Vice President Bond was re
An effort will be made in-the next con
gress to increase the weight of the packages
of merchandise which can be sent as fourth
class matter. Business of this character
is now almost wholly restricted to locali
ties wJhere there are no express companies.
The express companies have been very suc
cessful opponents thus far of all attempts
to reduce the price of postage on fourth
Stanford Bros., of Fergus Falls have been
awarded the contract for building the Con
gregational church for 6.919, the church
society to furnish the lumber.
In the Canadian' parliament an appro
priation of $1,000,000 for the new
Sault Ste Marie canal was passed without
Joseph Harrison, of Pine township, Mer
cer county, Pa., shot his brother-in-law,
Thos. McKay, inflicting a dangerous wound,
Harrison then ran into the woods, shot
himself in the abdomen and cut his throat.
He is supposed to have suddenly lost his
Advices homKey West are thaiT'tbe yel
low fever is spreading through the town.
A telegram was sent to Key West by the
acting surgeon general authorizing the ma
rine hospital service, if necessary, to em
ploy skilled nurses at the government's ex
pense to care for the sick.
At Danville, Va., M. B. Farley, mana
ger of the city electric light works, shot and
killed George Garner, aged eighteen, who
had been criminally intimate with
wifb. ^SMIMM 9Mi
.ft't'Pitfaiburg, Pa., Fred K. Hedmann,
aged thirty-five years, a helper in an iron
mill killed his daughter aged nineteen
months, beat his wife, perhaps fatally, and
cut his throat. He cannot live. Eed
mann is a membei of the Evangelical Luth
eran church and his wife is a Catholic. She
had her baby baptized in the Catholic
church, and this led to their quarrel.
W. W. Corcoran, the aged millionaire
philanthropist, of Washington, was sud
denly stricken wjth paralysis in the left
arm and leg. J*
The appointees from those states which
have more than their quota in the treas
ury department are likely to suffer decap
itation. Recently a strike was made at
Virginians, and the number on the rolls of
the department reduced by five. It is
stated that the policy of Assistant Secre
tary Thompson, which is endorsed by the
president, is to let no state have more
than its^hare of places in the treasury.
A ruffian enters the convent at La Crosee
and "tries to outrage a nun who escapes.
The -village, of Crafton, O., has been great
ly damaged by the recent storm.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul has issued
new atock to the amount of $10,000,000.
Simon S. Neilsoa of Dakota kills four
persons and commits suicide, the trouble
rising .over disputed laud claims.
Chaumcey F. Cleveland for many years
the oldest, living ex-governor of Connecti
cut, died of apoplexy at his residence in
Hampton. He was born in 1799.
Rev. Dr. McGlynn addressed a large
audienee Albany, N. Y. Thomas J.
Dowling, master workman of the Knights
of Labor of the Albany district, declined
Miss Murfree ("Charles Egbert Craddock")
is receiving much attention in New York.
Mayor Fitler, Philadelphia's new mayor,
is worth $6,000,000.
Harvard's oldest living graduate is Mr.
William & Sever of Plymouth, Mass., who
was ninety-six years old a few days ago.
Chief Justiee Mercury, of the supreme
court of Pennsylvania, died recently.
Judge McDonald has had exceedingly
good luck in the departments, both in se
curing offices and in hurrying up pensions
and land cases. In the last he has been
greatly aided by Maj, Strait, who has been
putting in some very good work for the
constituents he no longer represents.
It is now estimated at pension office that
the number of Mexican pensions claims
will not exceed 30,000, 18,000 of which
number are widows' claims, have already
been received and*2,200 certificates have
been issued. It has been determined to in
crease the force of the division havingthese
cases in charge so that they maybe turned
out at the rate of 200 per diem.
The array officers who were in attend,
ance upon the drill are of the opinion that
one of the chief benefits of this competitive
exhibition is to render uniform the system
of drilling on the militia of the different
states. The fact that the Toledo cadets,
whose drill movements were received with
much popular favor, obtained no prize, is
the most striking illustration of the differ
ent systems of drill. Although making a
fine exhibition, they did not follow the
manual and rules laid down by the
United States army known as the West
Point system. It nras under this system
that the competition here was invited.
An important suit was decided by Judge
Gresharn and Dyer in the United States
circuit court which compels the Milwaukee
Dust Collector company to pay H. A.
Odell and W. J. Fender of Minneapolis,
and George T. Smith of Michigan, $70,000
in cash. The suit has been in the court
for three years. The plaintiffs are owners
for 22 patents coverng a dust collector
which is in use in nearly all the mills in the
Postoffice established: IowaOneida,
Delaware county. DiscontinuedDakota:
Flowerfield, Hamlin county. Postmaster
Rebecca A. Longbotham. Fourth class
postmasters appointedDakota: Mercer,
C. R. Reynolds. Iowa: Dasie, D.J. Baden.
Dakota: Carrington, J. Murphy Spear
fish, W. E. Masis. The following places
among others having attained a popula
tion of 10,000, or their postoffices ha\ing
returned a revenue of $10,000 or over, the
free delivery system will be extended to
them on July 1: IowaClinton, Marshall
town, Muscatine, Waterloo. Montana:
The railroads it is said will test the con
stitutionality of the interstate commerce
act, claiming the commissioners were rich
confirmed by the senate and their acts are
Women who secure pre-emption claims
must be careful not to marry until
they have their titles safe in hand for trou
ble has arisen in some cases.
The model for Valentine's bronze statue
of John C. Breckinridge has been.complet
ed ana is on exhibition in the sculptor's
study in Richmond, Va.
Postmasters Commissioned: Minnecota
Beaver Bay, H. W. Egner. Fourth-class
wood, W. A. Donalds Cary, J. S. Euver.
Iowa: Batavia, W. S. Shoemaker.
Assistant secretary Maynard took ac
tion to prevent the threatened landing at
San Francisco of deported French convicts
from New Caledonia.
Reuben Daily of Indiana, formerly a
Washington correspondent lor the Indi
anapolis Sentinel, has been appointed
stenographer to the interstate commission.
The following pensions were granted:
DakotaOriginal: G. Kennedy, Sioux Falls.
Increased: V. B. Johnson, Bismarck H. O.
Warren, Larabee. MinnesotaM. H.
Heniperly, Minneapolis F. Goodrich, Kas
son. Increased: C. G. Robbins, Lake
Park C. Clark, Tenhassen. Wisconsin
Cordelia, widow of C. Bradley, Boyceville.
Original: R. H. Wilson, Saxville A. Gillies,
Fond du Lac J. Clow, New Lisbon T.
Sourtello, Oconto J. J. Hughes, Spring
water. Increase: F. Burns, Lomira 0.
Scheneck, Milwaukee E. Quackenbush,
The Emperor William is confined to his
apartment by a cold draught during his
visit to Kiel.
There is a number of national banks on
the delinquent list, having faild to comply
with the law in furnishing statements as to
their condition within the specified time.
These banks are liable to a fine of $100 for
The accounting officers of the treasury
will, it is understood, ask the president to
recommend to the next congress to make
no appropriations in lump sums for pur
poses which are capable of subdivision.
Woodruff Sutton of New York has pro*
tested to the interstate commissioners
against the suspension of the long and
short haul clause in favor of the Transcon
tinental lines. Sutton & Co. are engaged
in clipper transportation around the con
Articles have been signed for a fight to a
finish between Dannie Needham of St.
Paul and Billy Myers of Chicago for $250
a side and the light weight championship
of the Northwest. It will take place be
tween the 25th and 30th of this month
within 100 miles of Chicago.
Nearly all the important stove foundries
in the country have resumed active opera
tions. Fresh strikes have occurred at De
troit, where 500 men are now idle.
Mrs. Southworth, the novelist, is in very
delicate health at her home in Washington
and unable to see callers.
Judge S. S. Ludlam of Indiana, an em
ploye of the pension office in Washington,
died ot heart diseasi
-gSLESSSaSSw MHMKiM.JUBaSggagSBt 8
Congressman Springer on Division and Admis-
sion.^ sy|- l^isspfl
Interview in Washington?"" I have**never
been opposed to the admission of Dakota
as a state, having always been satisfied
that she had the requsite "population and
that her financial and business conditions
were satisfactory. The outcry that has
been made against me has drowned the
distractions which I made in the question
as it appeared before congress, and have
been charged with opposing Dako
ta's interests in a blind and big
oted fashion. What I was re
ally opposed to was the division of the
state, and not its admission. The matter
of a division .on the forty-sixth parallel,
or the forty-seventh standard parallel, or
any other Jine of that kind is nonsensical
and purely without logic, and the whole
thing was based upon a jealous feeling ex
isting between North and South Dakota.
Ithad no relation to the question of ad
mission whatever. It was cemented to it
and always ithrust forward with it in a
way that would not allow even the friends
of the state .a division of that question.
If the territory is, as has been repeatedly
stated by South Dakotians, too large for
a single state, my plan is to
by the Missouri river into two parts, or
on some other north and south line. This
would throw the unpopula ed counties
and the great Sioux reservation together
and leave the well-settled parts of the ter
ritory to become one state. When Dako
ta asks for admission in this way she will
not be refused it. She will really have the
first consideration at ths next congress.
As far as political questions are concerned,
I am not inclined to think they had any
particular weight with .our party in refus
ing this request of Dakota. The way in
which she came forward and demanded
not only admission but the setting off for
this proposed state of t&e best part of tho
territory, and leaving the nor them portion
out, without consulting with this section
in any way whatever, did not recommend
itself to us as the best way of doing things.
It raised antagonisms to begin with, and
when we began to consider this question
and refuse to make this division, and to
acknowledge the pseudo state already es
tablished and at once admit it before any
anthorized action of the people, with its
two senators and two members into this
last congress, concluded that it was a lit
tle too much, and, of course, were imme
diately charged with partisanism. I think
you may safely say that Dakota will have
statehood granted her at the first session
of the Fiftieth congress."
Tankton Insane Asylum Scandal.
Special from Yankton: The investiga
tion of the trustees of the insane asylum
has been concluded, and Examiner Harris
and Attorney General Templeton have
gone to Bismarck to report to Gov. Church.
The facts developed by the examination
are about as follows: At the close of the
last fiscal year last fall the board made a
report through its officers, which has
been taken as the starting point for the
investigation. It has been developed
through the examination that the trustees
took the disbursement of certain funds,
notably the fuel and improvement funds,
out of the hands of the steward, the legal
disbursing officer. Thus they added to
their duties as an advisory body the wort
of active managers and paymasters
for material and labor. To render
their operations practicable, a long
list of vouchers, covering the
sum of over $20,000, were
made payable to the old secretary, Mr.
Cobby. One of the items so disbursed by
the secratary was the sum of over $12,000
for coal, as shown by the report to the
governor. Mr. Cobby on the witness stand
admitted that so large an amount had not
been expended for coal. Three thousand
and some dollars of the sum, he said, had
been given for improvements. The whole
amount had been charged to the fuel
fund for convenience or some other reason.
But he was sure that the money had all
gone into the asylum somewhere. He
could not in the first instance tell exactly
what it had been spent for. He kept mem
oranda while in office, but destroyed them
when he retired to private life as useless
impediments. Later he remembered that
the money had been used for cer
tain improvements that he specified. But
unfortunantely these improvements weie
mentioned in the official report as paid
from other funds, and appeared there as
v^jpendjturns over and^boye the sum spent
for fuel. The steward of the asylum, Mr.
Potter, gave the most damaging testi
mony against the trustees. He said that
an expenditure to the amount of over
$20,000 as per the trustees' vouchers, had
been interpolated into his official report
to tho governor. He did not know that
they were included in his report until he
qaw the report iu print.
Gov. Church Staff in Detail.
Gov, Church has appointed his staff with
the exception of aides-de-camp, who will
soon be named. The following are those
announced, with their ranks:
Chief of supply, James Ringrose, Aber
deen, brigadier general, commissary of sup
ply, John H. Jackson, Columbia, major
inspector general, Jeremiah E. Elson,
Huron, colonel judge advocate general,
William S. Steele, Deadwood, colonel chief
of ordnance, James McCarthy, Fargo, col
onel assistant ordnance officer, Joseph
Hare, Bismarck, major chief of engineer,
William H.Brown,Grand Forks,colonel as
sistant engineer, F. S. Corwin, Steele, ma
jor medical department, sureeon general,
George C. Huff.M. D., Huron.colonel medi
cal purveyor, E. N. Faulk,M. D.,Caledonia,
Colonels William A. Bentley, of the First
regiment, and M. W. Sheafe, of the Second
regiment, will continue in their respective
commands. Maj. J. M. Adams, Second regi
ment of Mitchell.is promoted to lieutenant
colonel of the Second, vice Lieut. Col. Elson,
promoted to colonel and inspector general.
The commissions of the above-named offi
cers, including the commissions to fill va
cancies in the various companies, will be
forwarded at an early date. The question
of the location of the next territorial mili
tia encampment will soon be under discus
sion, aud Gov. Church has made one decis
ion which will meet the the hearty approv
al of every member of the territorial
militia. This is that hearafter no
bids for the location of the en
campment will be entertained. The gov
ernor decided that the location should be
selected with respect to its desirability,
sanitary advantages and public convenien
ces, while if bids are entertained these
items must, to a certain extent, be ignored.
Locations of encampments in the past
have been entirely satisfactory to the peo
ple, and it is solely with a view to "avoid
embarrassment in the future that the de
cision has been made. %t,,
Michael Daritt Tales a Big Step in Advance.
London Letter: Michael Davitt's re
markable declaration at Bodyke was most
unfortunate for the Parnellite party and
himself. Mr. Davitt accused himself of
having weakened the defense of the men of
Ireland of their rights and their hearths
by urging them to abstain from commit
ting acts of violence and to refrain from
breaking the law. and said:
He was heartily ashamed of himself for
ever having given such advice. He had
found that he was mistaken in supposing
that the submission of the people of Ire
land to gross injustice would win for them
the sympathies of the people of Great
Britain, and henceforth no word of censure
would ever fall from his lips against Irish
men who defended their homes attherisk of
life. "Ifthe adviceof John Mitchellshonld
be taken," he said, "every Irish homestead
would have been made a'fortress to defend
the rights of its occupants, and you would
have made greater progress and won great
er privileges than by following the same
advice of submission."
This utterance of a man deartothe
hearts of every Irishman is on every one's
lips, and is stirring the blood, of Ireland as
nothing else could. Mr. Davitt's whole
speech coincides with the sentiments of the
people, who, under the circumstances of
increasing eviction and impending coercion
with its attendant indignities and cruel
ties, are surcharged with rage and ripe for
an outbreak, and the speaker's defiant
challenge to the government to arrest him
for sedition will, if permitted to pass un
noticed, intensify the effect of his speech
and greatly intensify the danger of revolt.
Death of Ex-Vice President Wkeeler.
Ex-Vice President William A. Wheeler
died on the 4th at his home, Malone, N. Y.
Mr. Wheeler, whose vitality had been de
creasing slowjv through the past six years,
retained his usual vigor up to perhaps six
months ago. From that date he failed
rapidly. He was tortured terribly by in
somnia and neuralgia and was also af
flicted with catarrh of the bladder. He
never fully rallied from the attack and
mind and body wasted away together.
Mr. Wheeler was born at Malone, N. Y.,
June 30, 1819, which would make him al
most 68 years of ago at the time of his
death. He was afforded an academic edu
cation. Afterward he spent a year or
more as a student in the University of
Vermont with the class of 1842. His nat
ural bent was in the direction of law, and
after two or three years of Btudy in this
branch he began practice. He attained
distinction in this calling, and was elected
district attorney of Franklin county, for
several successive terms. He was a mem
ber of the New York assembly in 1850
and 1851. He was a member of the New
York senate and president pro tem. of the
same in 1858 and 1859. He was a dele
gate to the New York constitution conven
tion in 1867-'68, and was elected presi
dent of that body. He served in the Thirty
seventh, Forty-first, Forty-second, Forty
third and Forty-fourth congresses. In
1876 he was nominated for vice president
by the Republican national convention up
on the ticket, the head of which was Ruth
erford B. Hayes. Through all the contest
which followed that memorable election
Mr. Wheeler bore himself with dignity. Up
on the close of his term as vice president
he retired from public life to his home at
Malone, N. Y. He has since suffered do
mestic bereavements, and passed the last
years of his life in sorrow, loneliness and
frequent ill health.
Protests Against Exorbitant Freight Kates.
Several petitions have been presented to
the Minnesota railroad commission agent,
exorbitant freight charges the first of these
was filed by Senator E. M. Pope of Man
kato and was from the Business Men's As
sociation of Minnesota. The second
was filed by W. H. Kelly of
Owatonna for the Boards of Trade
Union of Owatonna, Faribault, Dundas,
Northfield and Farmington
The Owatonnas protest that theMilwau
kee corporation is and has been charging
from eight to ten timos as much per ton
per mile for carrying wheat from said cit
ies and towns to St. Paul as is charged for
carrying wheat from St. Paul to Chicago.
Senator Pope's petition is based on
complaints against excessive freight charg
es on the general local tariffs.
Railroad Commissioner Gibbs said of
The commission has received two of
these, but, under the law, before consider
ing them must send copies to the Milwau
kee road and give it twenty days in which
to prepare for a hearing. This will be
done. After that time has elapsed
the hearing will be had. The bottom fact
in the railroad business of this state is that
in St. Paul and Minneapolis is one city of
350,000 population. The railroads must
recognize that they have become a great
trade center, and rates into St. Paul must
be the same per ton per mile as out of St.
Paul. There is no reason why a railroad
should charge more from Albert Lea to
Waseca than it does from Waseca to Al
bert Lea. The city and county are united
on this issue. The railroad theory that
we must pay tribute to Chicago must be
abandoned. The trade center is here.
O'Brien Conld Not Swallow George and McGlynn.
The O'Brien labor demonstration in New
York wns a great fizzle. Mr. O'Brien ob
jected to the "gentleman who was to preside
at the meeting, and did not approve of
the resolutions prepared by the com
mittee. The committee refused to
change the resolutions till it was
too late and the chairman refused
to resign. Hence Mr. O'Brien did not at
tend. His absence created much comment.
There were about ten thousand paraders.
John McMackin, the presiding officer to
whom Mr. O'Brien objected, is the chair
man of the united labor party of this city.
The objection to him was that he presided
at a meeting a few days ago at which P. J.
Tynan (No. 1) spoke. One specific cause
of tho trouble was that the labor people
insisted that the cause of Rev. Dr. McGlynn
should be appropriately introduced into
the resolutions to be adopted at the Union
Square meeting, and that Henry George's
land theories should also be advocated.
When O'Brien looked through the resolu
tions he erased the McGlynn and George's
land theory topics, especially that which
spoke of the persecution of McGlynn.
Destructive Clond Burst.
At Oberlin, Ohio, Sunday afternoon the
5th, during a thunder storm which swept
over the northern part of the state, much
damage was done by a cloudburst, or
waterspout. When the storm was at its
height an immense volume of water came
down suddenly, swelling to a raging tor
rent the little creek which flows through the
town. The stream rose several feet within
a few minutes, flooding streets, fill
ing cellars, and in many cases driving peo
ple to the upper stories of their dwellings'
One house was floated from its foundation,
and havoc was played by the water in two
lumber yards. Three hundred feet of the
Lake Shore railroad track was washed
away and one passenger train was stopped.
The flood subsided almost as quickly as
it came up. It is impossible to tell now
the exact amount of damage, but it will
probably be $15,000 or $20,000.
Trampled to Death.
A cablegram says during a circus perform
ance at Neschih, Russia, a storm arose
and a portion of the roof of the circus
structure was blown off, the pendant lamps
hanging from the roof were broken and
the blazing petroleum poured down
upon the heads of the people
below. There were 2,000 spectators and
a fearful panic arose. In the midst of the
tumult one of the lightly-built walls of the
structure fell in and the whole structure
immediately collapsed. A large number of
persons were burned and many trampled
to death, and 300 others were more or less
A Fishery Dispmte Kearlr Settled.
A gentleman who holds close personal
relations to Secretary Bayard says:
All the points at issue in the fisheries
dispute have now been settled satisfactor
ily with one exception, and this it is con
fidently hoped will ahw^ he settled in a
comparatively short time.* The point up-1
on which Secretary Bayard is now resting!
is that American 'fishing vessels shall be
permitted to touch at Canadian reports to
ship crews and purchase bait, and for any
other purpose, but not to fish within the
three mile limit. Lord Salisbury so far
has only conceded the right to put in for
wood, water, supplies and repairs. Prob
ably there will be some compromise on
these points..^ m^W
Exact Mgnres From Dakota. f-Jjjt
The territorial statistician makes the
following report for June the first figures
denoting screage percent, and the second
figures the condition per cent:
Winter wheat 102, 100 rye 105, 90
spring wheat 130, 104 barley 113, 96
oats 116, 99 clover 112, 90.
This report covers sixty counties. The
largest increase in acreage is in Mcintosh
county400 per cent above last year.
More flax has been sown throughout
Central and Northern Dakato than early
reports indicated. South Dakota reports
a large increase in corn acreage. All re
ports show good prospects for an abund
Solving a Colored Difficulty.
A special from Hunts ville Ala.,reports a
sensation there in which W. H. Council,
colored, principal of the state normal in
stitute of that place, was the chief actor.
Council is the man who was ejected from
a white car on tha Western & Atlantic rail
road, and applied to the interstate com
mission for redress. At Huntsville he
took some fifteen of his pupils into a car
of whites on the Memphis & Charleston
road. One white man and twelve white
ladies wereinthe car. Thecolored carwas
entirely empty, and all the whites went
into the car, leaving the negroes in com
plete posession of the car. The railroad
officials did not interfere.
At La Crosse, George Keyes shot andi
killed Tim Brady, a gambler". Keyes was
in a water closet in the rear of a saloon,
when Brady assaulted him with a knife.
Keyes defended himself until Brady got
him by the throat, whenhe drew his pistol:
and fired, the ball entering to the right of
the navai. Death ensued in five minutes.
Brady served during the war, and draws'
a pension for a bullet wound through the
body from side to side half an inch below
the heart. He was quiet and peaceable
when sober but dangerous when drunk.
The long-continued brewers' strike at
Philadelphia came to an end by an agree
ment between the brewers and employes,
and the boycott is off. The men are to--
return to work and future differences are
to be settled by arbitration.
A letter is said to have been issued by
the general secretary of the Knights of La
bor at Philadelphia calling upon the mem
bers of the various assemblies to boycott
E. S. Higgins & Co., the Now York carpet
manufacturers, and their customers. Dis
trict Attorney Martine will investigate tho
Col. James B. Andrews of Allegheny City
is announced as the late Capt. Eads' suc
cessor as engineer of the Tehuantepec ship
railw ay. Thirty Pittsburg capitalists have
invested about $15,000,000 in this scheme.
A reception was tendered Bishop Thom
as, the newly elected assistant Episcopal
bishop of the diocese of Kansas, at the
residence of A. C. Armstrong, 1219Topeka
avenue, in Topeka. It was attended by
the members of the church and the elite of
the city, several hundred people paying
Recently Gov. Foraker of Ohio issued a
notary's commission to an applicant
named D. S. Gregory of Cuyahoga county.
Subsequently it came to the governor's
knowledge that Gregory was a female, and
the governor revoked the commission by
It appears that the lamb-like farmers of
southeastern Penns3'lvania ha\e been
swindled out of $500,000 during the past
three years by the racket known as the
"Bohemian oats swindle."
Jennie Wade, the only resident of Gettys
burg killed during the battle, is to have a
Calvin S. Bnce, who was a poor school
teacher at Lima, Ohio, a few years ago,
has leased James Gordon Bennett's gor
geous villa at Newport for the summer.
Mr. Brice has made his fortune as a rail
News i3 received of the death in Colorado,
May 27, of Wendell W. Payne, agedtwen.
ty-fiveyears, sonol Byron Payne, deceased
associate justice of the Wisconsin supreme
court from 1867 to 1871. Young Payne
graduated from Wisconsin state university
The members of the Knights of Labor
executive board who have been invosti
gating the strike in the coke regions of
Pennsylvania find that the strike is il
legal, and recommend that the members
of the Knights of Labor return to work
pending a settlement. It is believed that
tho knights will do so.
The New York Star, Dr. Dorsheiraer's
paper, has undertaken to raise $125,000
by popular subscription for the Grant
monument at Riverside. Mr. Doisheimer
thinks that if he can raise this amount
and place it with the $125,000 now in the
hands of the committee, the monument
may be commenced, and that will excite
Rev. J. Schmidt, pastor of the M. E.
church of Spencer, Iowa, and Miss Martha
Van Berg of Galena were married at the
home of the bride.
The McGlynn demonstration committee,
composed of delegates from many of the
labor organizations of New York city, met
to arrange for the proposed monster dem
onstration in favor of Dr. McGlynn, which
is to take place June 18. It is thought the
parade on that occasion will be the biggest
affair of the kind that New York has ever
The Northwestern heavy-weight pugilists,*
Cardiff and Killen. after any amount of
meaningless wrangling, have finally signed
for a match.
The total numerical strength or the brick
layers in Chicago is 3.600, of which number,
1,200 left the city recently, 300 were at
work in Chicago and the rest2,100were
President Cleveland drinks beer and
light wines, and says they do him good.
Gen. R. C. Newton, a leading lawyer, and,
since the war, one of the most prominent
Democratic politicians in the state of Ar
kansas, died at Little Rock, lie command
ed the Arkansas forces during the Brooks
Baxter war of 1874, and was the chief
spirit of the element that triumphed.
Minneapolis sporting men are raising a
purse of $5,000 with which to back Pat
Killen against Jake Kilrain, the Baltimore
slugger. Killen says he is ready to meet Kil
rain and will put $500 into the purse.S^
Capt. Jack Hussey of Castle Garden,* the
savior of thirty-four persons from drown
ing, and the possessor of a number of med
als of honor from congress, the legislature
and others bodies, was fatally shot through
the body by Policeman Hanns in front
of his own house in N. Y. Hussey is dying
at government hospital.
John N. Oliver, whom President Cleve
land removed from the position of justice
of the peace for the District of Columbia
in April, refused to deliver his office to Mr.
Evans, who was appointed to succeed him. i
Mr. Oliver denied the right o! the president A
to remove him. The attorney general de
cided that the president had acted accord*
ing to law. I is probable that the court*
wiD have to settle the matter. */~-M