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Published Weekly at BEACH, N. DAK. NEWS OF THE WEEK IN EPITOME IMPORTANT EVENTS AT "HOME AND ON FOREIGN SHORES BRIEFLY TOLD. Washington. Max Duffen of Munich. Germany, walked on his hands down all the steps of the Washington monument and won :t wager of $500. He fainted upon reaching the bottom and was then ordered off the grounds by the watchman. Secretary Root announced that Da vid Javne Hill. American minister to The Netherlands, and a former assist ant secretary of state, will be named as ambassador to Berlin to succeed Mr. Tower, who is about to retire oa account of ill health. Chief W'ilkie of the secret service reports the discovery of a new coun terfeit $10 national bank note. The counterfeit is on the Wells-Fargo Ne vada National Bank of San Francisco, and is a poor photographic reproduc tion, printed on heavy bond paper, with no silk fiber. There is a great deal of anxiety in Washington resnrrling the condition of the health of Klihu Hoot, secretary of Hate. It \v is denied at the White House that he had any present inten tion of resigning, and yet, in spite of this fact, those who are acquainted with the situation, are aware that Root is ready to lay down the burden of jiublic life almost any day. People Talked About. Santos Dumcnt has just completed llie construction of a new aeroplane. The new machine is shaped like a but terlly. Juliette Estelle Prescott Mathis, sixty-eight years old, a writer of songs r.nd" verses! died at the home of her son at Los Angeles. Rear Admiral Asa Walker has been retired on account of having reached the statutory age limit. Ho took part in the battle of Manila bay. Mrs. Alexander Kafka, the mother of seventeen children, danced five hours at the celebration of her golden wedding anniversary at St. Louis. Abraham Evans, grandfather of the duchess of Manchester, is dead at Uellefontaine. Ohio. He was eighty years of age. The duchess of Man chester was formerly Miss Zimmer man of Cincinnati. Count Cassini, former Russian am bassador to the United States, is slated for retirement from the post of ambassador at Madrid and will be succeeded by M. de Giers, now Rus sian minister at Brussels. Gen. W. E. W. Ross, former vice commander of the national organiza tion of the fh A. R., died at his home in Baltimore at the age of seventy. Gen. Ross served with distinction in the Civil war, losing a leg before Pe tersburg in 1864. Crimes and Criminal*. George Aunspach, during a quarrel in a saloon at Boone. Iowa, shot and fatally wounded W. Oviatt and Chas Ortner. Leo Manhart, a wealthy cigar man ufacturer of Kansas City, shot and killed himself at the Centropolis hotel on account of domestic difficulties. He was sixty years old. Charles Caldwell of Byesville was killed and several others seriously in jured as the result of a fight at a dance at Trail Run, a mining camp near Cambridge, Ohio. Daniel C. McKnight, cashier of the Foster State bank, was arrested at Foster, Ky., charged with embezzling 510,000. It is said that McKnight lost the money in speculation. As the result of a quarrel over an election bet, William Hopkins and Frank Foley fought a duel at Fernalda, Ky. Hopkins was Instantly killed ana Foley is fatally wounded. Leroy Ware, former cashier of the Farmers and Drovers' Bank of Sey mour, Iowa, which closed its doors re cently, is now in jail awaiting trial on the charge of fraudulent banking. Mike White, C. A. Green and Frank Williams, charged with leading the mob that lynched a negro murderer at Osage Junction two months ago, were indicted for first degree murder by a federal jury at Pawnee, O. T. Infuriated because his offer of mar riage had been repulsed. Shreve Yaeg er, a drunken lather, murdered Mrs. Lena Dobmeir and then almost sev ered his own head with a razor at Buf falo, N. Y. From Other Shores. An ascending cage in a mine at Rambaud, near St. Etienne, France, was struck by a descending car and seven occupants of the latter were thrown out, fell to the bottom of the shaft and were killed. An earthquake caused a serious landslide close to the village of the Valcombre, Spain, the population of which fled. There will be no trouble between Uruguay and Argentina over the seiz ure of a tug in Uruguayan waters bv Argentine officials. The Uruguayan cabinet has decided to protest against the act and to reaffirm Uruguayan right to jurisdiction, but not to demand satisfaction of Argentina. This settle ment of the dispute is unsatisfactory to the minister of foreign affairs, Sen or Acevideo, who declares he will re sign. A feature of the visit of Secretary Taft to Manila was the presence of Agulnaldo at several of the functions, for the first time since his capture. "The inauguration of the assembly has gone a long way to cement the friend ship of my people with the people of the United States," he said. A hurricane swept over Marseilles, France, recently, causing immense damage to docks and to water-front property. A number of people were killed by collapsing houses, but in the confusion and darkness it was impos sible to determine the extent of the casualties. The whole of Southern France con tinues to suffer from the floods follow ing the excessive rains. One hundred and twenty-three per sons perished in the fishing fleet from St. Pierre during the season just end ed, according to official statistics. Sev en vessels were lost An understanding has been reached between the presidents of the repub lies Salvador, Honduras ..and Nic aragua, as a result of which questions at is^ue have been established be tween those countries. Japanese camphor factories in For mosa have been Buffering from raids by head hunters, several Japanese of ficials having been killed and their heads carried off. Punitive expedi tions are being organized. Bombs, arms, ammunition and cor respondence of a revolutionary or ganization, including in its member ship soldiers belonging to the local garrison, have been seized in the naval workshops at Vladivostok. The first death as a result of the new game of dlabolo is reported from Pampelun, Spain. A boy threw the spool very high. He misjudged the position as it fell and it struck him on the temple, causing death. The celebration of the sixty-sixth enniversary of the birth of King Ed ward VII. last week was brought to a fitting close at the inaugural banquet of the new lord mayor of London, Sit John C. Bell, at Guild hall. The government issued a warning against the agents who are busy in ducing Austrian and Hungarian emi gration to the Southern States of America. An official circular calls at tention to the alleged peonage system in that part of the United States. Casualty. The large plant of Swift & Co., the Chicago packers at Harrisburg, Pa., was completely destroyed by fire, en tailing a loss of $250,000. The passenger elevator in the Mc ICinley hotel at Canton, Ohio, dropped four stories and three persons were probably fatally injured. The steamship Indianapolis ran down a launch from the United States survey boat Explorer in a dense fog at Seattle, Wash. Two men were drown ed. The boiler of a Union Pacific loco motive exploded at Schuyler, Neb., in stantly killing Fireman Leonard Ur chach and injuring Conductor Mc Grath. The Castleton, a summer hotel at St. George, Staten Island, was burned with a loss of $200,000. The hotel was recently closed for the season and was unoccupied. A boiler at the engine house of the Turlock plantation, near Pine Bluff, Ark., exploded, killing the owner, J. B. Turlock, and five negroes and demol ishing the gin. Frederick Kuchelhem and wife, crossing the Pennsylvania railroad track just west of Fort Wayne, Ind., in a buggy, were struck by a fast passen ger train and killed. Six persons were more or less seri ously injured when a Pennsylvania special train ran into a stationary freight train in the yards at Larimer, near Greensburg, Pa. Thirteen persons were injured, two of them probably fatally,'when a milk train on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad backed over on an unprotected cross ing and struck a crowded South Chi cago street car at Chicago. General News Items. The National Women's Christian Tcinperance union, in session at Nash ville, refused to hear Mrs. Carrie Na tion speak, and voted down a resolu tion to stop football playing. Mertos Right, aged thirty-two. ot Newark, Ohio, has been asleep three months and cannot be aroused. Food, is given him through a tube, but he has fallen away from 1G0 to less than 100 pounds. Because scientists have reported that peanuts contained Ell the ele ments necessary to sustain life, Archie Venuto, a Fremont, Neb., man, attempted to live by eating nothin but peanuts, with the result that he died after a week's peanut diet. At the end of four days Venuto went com pletely crazy and was placed' in a hos pital. In an interview at Joplin, Mo., Pres ident Richards of the American min ing congress said that President Roosevelt, a few days ago told him he would recommend to the national con gress the establishment of a burea of mining, similar to the department of agriculture. The president ad.led that the congress next year would be held somewhere in the East, probably at Columbus, Ohio. Sedate judges of the Iowa supreme court have held that a woman's stock ing is not the proper place to carry her money, and that when, hurrying to remcve it, she opens the wrong door of a depot and falls down stairs, the rail road company Is not liable for her in juries. The decision came in a case brought by Mrs. Sarah E. McNaughton of Waterloo against the Illinois Cen tral Railroad company. C. E. Perkins, formerly president ot the Chicago, Burlington & Quincv railroad, and one of the leading rail road authorities, died at his home in Westwood, a suburb of Boston. Mr. Perkins had been suffering from Bright's disease for several years. Montana postmasters want an in crease in pay. .They feel that they are entitled to an inervase. owing to the advance in the cost of living. Their salaries, they declare, were fixed when living expenses were less than they are at present. A call has been issued for a meeting to be held in Helena thi: month. Miss Katherine Vaughbaugh, who passed herself off as years, and who succcssf-.illy man lor about sixty died at Trinidad, Colo., was buried at tired in a masculine black broadcloth suit, in accordance with her wishes expressed when dying. Directors of the Parrott Silver and Copper company, one of the subsidiary companies of the Amalgamated Copper company, voted not to declare the usual quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. The directors announced 'his was due to curtailment in produc- WE IS fIRED HOOD IS FOUND BLUE EARTH COUNTY PEOPLE MY8TIFlED OVER EVIDENCE OF TRAGEDY. I .y.. MAN MYSTERIOUSLY MISSING EVIDENCE POINTS TO MURDER AND ATTEMPTED ARSON NEGRO MISSING. I Sterling Center. Minn.. Nov. 17. What seems to have been a cold blooded murder, but may have been a suicide, is mystifying the residents of this vicinity as well as the county offi cials. The people are wrought up to a high pitoh of excitement. Isaac Wheeler, a highly respected veteran of the Civil war, sixty-five years old, has disappeared under strange clrcum stanccs and evidences of crime have been found. Early yesterday morning a neighbor saw that Wheeler's house was on fire. He summoned neighbors and the flames were quickly extinguished. Find Hammer and Blood. It was found that the fire had orig inated in Wheeler's bedroom on the second floor. A five-gallon can of ker osene that had always been kept in the kitchen wais found in the bedroom. The bed was so badly burned that it Is not known whether Wheeled slept in it Wednesday night. A hammer was found under the bed. blood stains were discovered on the floor and drops lead down stairs to a parlor, where a large pool of blood was found. The stains were traced to the kitchen and out to a corn crib and machine shed, where another pool was found, and there the trail ended abruptly. There were no evidences of a struggle and no tracks to show that more than ono person had been present. No Trace of Wheeler. Although thorough search has been made through the premises and sur rounding country, no trace of Wheeler has been found. It is known that Wheeler frequently carried large sums of money. Wednesday he was at Ma pleton and drew $300, telling several persons of doing so. Among the few persons known to have been at Wheeler's house lately is a colored man of Amboy, known as "Nigger Jim." Jim and a sixteen-year-old boy named Ward and Wheeler were at a neighbor's house Wednesday night. Neither Jim nor Ward, it is said, have been seen since then. Jim has lived at Amboy for several years and has always borne a good reputation. Wheeler had lived on a farm in Sterling township for over forty years. He was a bachelor and lived alone. BITTEN BY MAD PET. Woman Wounded by Dog Is Sent to Pasteur Institute. St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 17.—The city health officer yesterday received a communication from Dr. F. F. West brock, state bacteriologist, stating that negri bodies were found in the brain of the dog which bit Mrs. Lethert a few days ago. The woman was sent to the Pasteur institute. The dog, which was a house pet, became ill a few days ago and jumped at Mrs. Lethert, tearing a piece of flesh from her face. WOMEN FAVOR NEW BILL. Iowa Clubs Unite to Urge Child Labor Legislation. Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 17. The Fourth district convention of the Iowa Federation of Woman's Clubs yester day adopted resolutions calling on tho senators and representatives of Iowa to support the Beveridge-Parsons bill, which would bar from interstate com merce the products of mines and fac tories employing children under four teen years of age. LOGS CRU8H LUMBERMAN. Load Rolls Off and Kills Albert Pu schert. Lyle, Minn., Nov. 17. Albert Pu schert, living southeast of here, was instantly killed whl'e hauling railroad ties from the rlv.ht of way. After loading he mounted the load and start ed off. The horses became frighten ed, the load was tipped over and the ties falling on the driver instantly killed him. Soldiers Camp Near Indlara. Lemmcn, S. D., Nov. 17.—A detach ment of United States soldiers, in charge of Lieut. Stott are in the city, preparing for the laying out of a wagon road for the hauling of supplies to the temporary car/: at the junction of Thunder Butte creek with the, Mo reau, established to control the Utes of the Cheyenne river country. Aqaln to Have R. R. Headquarters. Prairie du Chien, Wis., Nov. 17. The Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul railway officials are planning to move the division headquarters back to this city from North McGrcror. where they were taken fifteen years ago. Defective Bridge Causes Two Deaths. Rapid City, S. D., Nov. 17. James Martin, fiseman on a work train, was instantly killed yesterday ten miles west of this city. A. Wharper, engi neer, was fatally injured. A defective bridge* caused the accident. Wouldn't Work. She—I have thrown your fountain pen away. He—What did you do that for? She—So you wouldn't have an ex cuse for not writing to me while I'm away. Puzzle Joke. "My wife'B away, and if I didn't write her every day Bhe'd come home." "I notice you are careful to write her every day." (Query: Is this commendation nuendo?). or In PAYMMR ROBBtl) 01 $7,00(1 FOUR ITALIANS DO JOB—THREE CAUGHT, BUT FOURTH ES CAPES WITH BOOTY. Passaic, N. J., Nov. 17.—Four armeO Italians perpetrated a daring robber} on theoutsklrts of this city yesterday holding up a paymaster and carrying away a satchel which the police say contained between $5,000 and $7,000 Three of the highwaymen were arrest ed after an exchange of shots with the police, but the fourth escaped with the booty. Paymaster William Knapp of the Wortham & Aldrich company, dyers of Delawanna. N. J., two miles from here, started yesterday afternoon to drive to this city, where he intended to deposit the money in a local bank He was alone and unarmed and was nearing the city when four men, arm ed with shotguns, stepped from behind trees and ordered him to stop. One ot the men seized the horse's head, twe covered the paymaster with guns while the fourth climbed into the wagon and seized the satchel, keeping Knapp covered and warning him not to make an outcry. The men disap peared. NAB ALLEGED DESERTERS. One of Men Arrested Has Young Glr] With Him. Deadwood, S. D., Nov. 17.—Aceom pauied by a girl, said to be but fifteen years old, Frank C. Dugan, an alleged deserter from Fort Meade, was placed under arrest by Sheriff Trathen. Of ficers are now endeavoring to commit nicate with the girl's father, who I? a ranchman near Sturgis. Albert Schrceder, another alleged deserter who left the Sixth cavalry the same time Dugan did, was arrested near the Wyoming border line, and is also in custody here. TO PLAN SANATORIUMS. Upper Michigan Congress Would AIJ Tuberculosis Victims. Marquette, Mich., Nov. 17.—Called for the purpose of considering ways and means for the establishment ol one or more sanatoriums for the treat ment of tuberculosis in Wolverine ter ritory north of the straits, an Upper Michigan congress will convene in thi:.' city next Wednesday. Two represent atives,' one a physician and one a su pervisor, will be present from each of the fifteen counties. The project waa Instituted by the State Medical so ciety. UTES WILL GO TO WORK. Take Jobs on Railroads and Trouble Is Said to Be Over. Omaha, Nov. 17.—Col. Frank West in charge for the government of the Ute Indian situation at Thundei Butte, S. D., reports to Omaha army headquarters that the Indians have finally consented to accept employ ment on the Milwaukee railroad for the winter end that this action is tan tamount to a solution of the problem with which the army has had to con tend. EIGHT KILLED IN COLLISION. Canadian Pacific Passenger Crashes Irto Runiwav Ennine Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 17. Eight people are reported killed in a wreck on the Canadian Pacific rail road at Chalk River last night. Ex press No. 8, which left here at noon yesterday, is reported to have crashed into a light engine which was running wild, derailing two cars and destroy ing both locomotives. BURN PROCEEDS OF RAID. stun Sheriff Will Have Gambling Bonfire at Grand Forks. Grand Forks, N. D., Nov.. 17.—Sher iff Hanson will destroy 3,000 chips several packs of cards, four slot ma chines and a number of sets of dice on the court house grounds to-day. The gambling paraphernalia was captured at Larimore, McCanna and Grand Forks. TWO DEER IN TWENTY MINUTES Shooting Season for Earl Brigham Over In a Flash. Bayfield, Wis., Nov. 17.—The num ber of deer that are being killed here this fall is enormous. The season has hardly opened yet and nearly every hunter who has taken to the woods is back with his deer, Earl Brigham be ing out only twenty minutes when he returned with two. A8YLUM ROLL INCREASED. Thirty-eight Patients Are Transferred From Rochester to Hastings. Hastings, Minn., Nov. 17. Thirty eight patients arrived here yesterday from Rochester, Minn., and the same number from St. Peter, sixteen of which are men and, will enter the main building. The women will occu py the new cottage. No. 2. which re cently has been completed. Mills Shut Down Employes Hunt. Granite Heights. Wis., Nov. 17.—All factories, sawmills and paper mills here have been obliged to shut down, employes having demanded severa' weeks respite from work to allow them to hunt deer. Robbers Clow Safe. Pipestone, Minn., Nov. 17. The State Bank of Holland, this county was visited by burglars during the night The safe was badly shattered but they did not gain access to the money. A Matter of Time. I. It is 10 p. m. They are seated in he parlor. "No," she says, bowing her head. 'Pa says I am too young to become mgaged." II. It is just 1:30 a. m. They' are stir, eated in the parlor. Suddenly, from somewhere upstairs, gruff voice shouts: "Henrietta, if hat fellow waits a little longer, you'll old enough to accept his proposal." INSANf MAN RUNS AMUCK TWO DAYS TERRORIZES FARMING COMMUNI TY OF EDiNA. IN HENNEPIN— COUNTY. SHOT THRICf BffORE TAKEN TRIED THREE TIMES TO KILL FARMER AND THREATENED. OTHERS. Minneapolis. Nov. 17.—Armed with a repeating ritle, Julius Voight. a farm hand who is believed to be violently insane, for two days terrorized the farming community of Edina, in Hen nepin county. It was not unftl he was shot three times with a shotgun, twice in the leg and once In the head, that he was finally captured last evening and placed In the jail at Wayzata Later he was taken to Minneapolis by Deputy Sheriff Johnson. Voiglit tried three times to kill Richard Moriarity, a farmer of Edina He threatened to kill a milkman ho happened to meet on the road and de clared that he would kill Miss Craik daughter of John Craik, an Edina farm er. His capture saved her. Begins Reign of Terror. Two days ago Voight was ordered to load a wagon on Molarity's farm where he was employed. Voight took exception to his employe's order, and leaving the place for a few minutes, re turned with a rifle. He pointed the weapon at Moriarity who stood on a load of hay, and fired The bullet went wild and Moriarity ran for his life to his house. Voight did not attempt to follow, but wander ed off into the woods. Thursday night 'when Mr. Moriarity end his wife were sitting in the parloi of their home a bullet crashed through the window. Voight had fired at Mo riarity, but the bullet struck the wall within a few inches of Mrs. Moriarity Later in the evening he fired through the window again. Early yesterday morning the maniac returned and opened fire from a dis tance of about 400 feet. Mr. Moriari ty had loaded his shotgun and was prepared. He fired at Voight and the buckshot struck the intruder in tho legs. Voight cried out in pain, but did not stop. Aim Fortunstely Is Bad. Steadily advancing, he fired repeat edly at Moriarity. Moriarity again fired, and again the shot took effect in Voight'8 legs. Even this did not stop the frenzied man, and when Voight came within twenty feet of tho house Moriarity fired at his head. The shot struck the insane man in the face and he stopped. Then, with an oath he turned and ran into the woods. Moriarity gave the alarm, and in a few minutes the entire neighbor hood was taking part in the man hunt. Deputy Sheriffs Johnson and Budd drove out as fast as they could and kept on the man's trail all day. It was not until early last evening that the constable at Wayzata caught the wounded man as he was entering the village. Voight was so weak from the lo£S of blood that he made but little resistance. Recently in Asylum. Voight was committed to the state asylum for the insane at St. Peter sev eral years ago, it is said, and recently was released as cured. Since then ho has worked for farmers in Edina and until two days ago did not show any signs of mental derangement. FIREBUGS SEEK LIVES. Three Deliberate Attempts to Burn Home at Night Are Made. Deadwood, S. D., Nov. 17.—Secret enemies, who seem determined to de Btroy him and his family, finally have driven John .Wickham, a prospector from his home and forced him to move into the city for protection. Three deliberate attempts to burn up the Wickham home at night while the family were sleeping have been made, and for months the family have been: living in constant dread of their lives, Wickham sleeping on his rifle and keeping a watch dog to guard his home. FARMER LOSES CA8H. Drew Money From Bank and Placed It in Jar. Where Burglar Found It. Waupun, Wis., Nov. 17. Having drawn all his savings from the bank here, Joseph Terhorst, a town of Alto farmer, hid it in a cupboard. He went after his mail and found a similar jar on the mailbox containing a certificate of deposit for $300 with his name on it. Hurrying back to the house he found that the jar he held in his hand was the one he had rl&ced in the cup board, but $700 in currency was miss ing. Drops Dead at His Engine. St. Paul, Nov. 17. Frank Markel foreman at the Minnesota Transfet company's derrick in St. Anthony Park, fell dead at 7 o'clock last night in the shack that houses the gasoline engine of the derrick. Grafter Is Convicted. Columbus. Ohio, Nov. 17.—William Willcox, former superintendent of the municipal lighting plant, was found guilty by a jury yesterday on the charge of defrauding the city out ol $1,170. !t Tastes Just the 8ame. "You say you wete in the saloon at the time of the assault referred to in 'he complaint?" asked the lawyer. "I was, sir." "Did you take cognizance of the bar keeper at the time?" "I don't know what he called it, but I took what tho rest did." Cause of Virtue. Kind Old Gentleman—Are you good so as to go to the Sunday school nio nic? Johnny—Naw, firecrackers. TWENTY-FIVE DUR1 IN FIRE GAS IN LODGING HOUSE EX PLODE3 TWO PERSONS FATALLY INJURED. Pittsburg, Nov. 17.—About twenty five persons were injured yesterday, Tw6~67^henrraraltyT~ahd a dwelling house was torn to pieces when an ex plosion of natural gas occurred in house located at No. 103 Klin street, this city. Iu the fire which followed two firciaen were severely burned. Apparently gas had been leaking in a kitchen stove all night. Early yes terday, when a match was struck In the lower portion of tho house to light tho stove there was a terrific explo sion. The house was torn to pieces The roof was blown into the air and the front and rear of the dwelling col lapsed. IMMUNITY PLEA FOR WALSH. Judge Hears Arguments and Taket Question Under Advisement. Chicago, Nov. 17.—A long argument between opposing cow\«icl and lu which the court took part t'--m time tc time, over what Is regarded as a pica for immunity because t'c books of tho defendant had been used lu the federal grand jury investigation of his affairs, consumed the aftornooy session ol court in the trial of John R. Walsh on a charge of having misapproprited funds of the banks with which he vra:.' associated. The question of immunity was not settled-when adjournment un. til Monday morning was taken. Judge Anderson announcing that he would reserve his decision until later. CASHIER IS SUICIDE. Action Is Declared to Have No Sig nificance Toward the Bank. Kansas City, Nov. 17.—J. B. Thom as, cashier of the Bank of Albany ol Albany, Mo., a prominent Democratic politician and former grand master ol the Masonic order of Missouri, com. mitted suicide at the' Midland hotel in this city yesterday, leaving no mes sage to explain his action. There is no evidence that the affain of the Bank of Albany are involved In the tragedy, the surviving officers hav ing asserted emphatically that they know of no reason for the suicide ol Cashier Thomas. GIRL SUES FOR $115,652. Gen. Wheeler's Daughter Demands Pay for Father's Services. Cleveland, Nov. 17. A suit was filed in common pleas court here yes terday by Miss Lucy Wheeler ol Wheeler, Ala., daughter of the late Gen. Joseph Wheeler, against the Mc Lean Arms and Ordnance company ol this city for $315,025. said to be due her father's estate for five and one half year's services rendered 4y Gen. Wheeler as president of the company Miss Wheeler is an administratrix ol the estate. The company manufac tures arms and weapons of war. SEES ERUPTION ON SUN. English Astronomer Reports Outbursl of Flame. Oxford, England, Nov. 17. A re markable outburst on the sun was ob served by Prof. Ambau, director ol the Radc-tfe observatory at 11:45 yes terday riorning. An immense flamo shot up at the rate of over 10,000 miles a minute until it reached a height of 323,000 miles. At 12:10 il broke into fragments and disappeared THE MARKETS. Latest Quotations From Grain ant! Live Stock'Centers. St. Paul, Nov. 17. Wheat No. 1 Northern, $1.03 No. 2 Northern, $1 Corn—No. 3 yellow, 5Gl-2c. Oats No. 2 white, 45 l-8c. Minneapolis, Nov. 17.—Wheat—No 1 hard, $1.04 No. 1 Northern, $1.03 No. 2 Northern. $1 durum, 84 3-4c Corn—No. 2 yellow, 5Cl-2c. Oats No. 2 white, 45 l-8c. Duluth, Nov. 17. Wheat No. 1 hard, $1.03 7-8 No. 1 Northern $1,02 3-8 No. 2 Northern, 99 7-8c. Oat —No. 3 white, 48c. Chicago, Nov. 17. Wheat No. 3 red, 931-4 @94 l-2c No. 2 hard 991-2c No. 2 Northern, nothing do ing. Oats—No. 2 white, 46c. Corn No. 2. 50 3-4@G0c. Milwaukee, Nov. 17.—Wheat—No. Northern, $firstname.lastname@example.org No. 2 Northern $email@example.com. Rye—No. 1, 81@82c. Chicago, Nov. 17. Cattle—Beeves $firstname.lastname@example.org stackers and feeders $email@example.com calves, $5@7. Hogs—Mix ed and butchers, $5®5.60 bulk, $5,2( 5.35. Sheep $2.50® 5.10 lambs $4 @6.70. Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 17.—Cattle Beeves, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows and heifera $email@example.com stackers and feeders, $2.7S@ 3.85 calves and yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org Hogs—$4.90. South St. Paul, Nov. 17. Cattle Good to choice steers, $email@example.com: good to choice cows and heifers, $3.5( @6. Hogs—Price range, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulk, $email@example.com. Sheep Wethers $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice ewes $email@example.com good to choice lambs $6.25^6.75. Killed by Explcsion. Zellenople, Pa., Nov. 17. One mar was blown to pieces and property lost of $10,000 resulted when two tons o: powder in the grinding and storagt room pf the plant of the Pittsburi Pulmlnite company explode,'. Apply Torches -to Navy. St. Petersbuig, Nov. 16.—Fire of in cendiary origin at the Br. Hie ship building yards yesterday destroyed two gunboats and damaged several other vessels. The damage is $300, 000. PUPPY WArtNS OF TROUBLE. Barking Arouses Owner, Who Fln( House in Flames. The barking of a pet dog saved tbt life of Mrs. Frank Bird of Helena, Mrs. Bird was awakened by the con tinued barking of the puppy, and found the house in flames. She rushed out for assistance and neighbors soon had the blaze under control. The loss was nominal, but several pet canaries wer(. tiollead la their cages. "UNFAIR lISI" CASE WARD (Ml -—--v' '-1 THE BUCK STOVE COMPANY CH ARGE8"BOYCOTT? BL FED-— ERATION 18 UNLAWFUL. ""7r i' "i LABOR MflHODSARE AlTACKtD NO MATTER WHO WINS THE CASE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE SU PREME COURT. Washington, Nov. 15.—The case of the Buck Stove and Range company of St. Louis against the American Federation of Labor, brought to enjoin, the federation, with Its membership of over 2,000,000 persons, from boycot ting the products of the plaintiff com pany. was given a hearing before Jus tice Gould yesterday in the supreme court of the District of OnJuml^a. The case has attracted widespread interest because of the effect of the ultimate action on vital principles ol organized labor and possible far-reach ing developments of a political na ture. Will Go to Higest Court. It is generally understood that,, whether the prosecution or the de fense wins in the decision of the dis trict court, the case will be carried to the supreme court of the United StateB. The bill of equity in the Buck Stove case, heard yesterday, cites the power ful organization of the federation arid the methods of which it is claimed tho entire forces of the federation are concentrated on an- especial boycott. In this case, while the application of the Sherman anti-trust law is only in cidentally involved, It does involve the question, important to business in terests, as to whether the "unfair" and "we don't patronize" lists as published in the Federationist constitute an un lawful boycott. Contention of Defense. The defense contended that the'pro ceeding was an attempt to invoke tho Sherman anti-trust law without war rant therefor that it was an attempt to bring into the jurisdiction of tho courts of the District of Columbia people from all parts of the country, and that the subject was not a proper one for injunction. They lrgue that the Federationist simply published a "we don't patronize" list, and any at tempt to abridge the right to publish was a violation of the freedom of speech and press. Arguments of coun sel occupied most ot the day. BRITI8H PREMIER ILL. Grave Alarm Is Felt for Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. Bristol, England, Nov. 16.—The pre mier, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, after addressing a political meeting was seized with sudden illness Wed nesday night. At one time during the night the premier's condition created the grav est alarm. The doctors stated yesterday after noon that the premier was out of dan ger. The premier's illness was due to a severe spasm of the heart, which gradually was relieved by restoratives. GOVERNOR'S HOUSE SOLD. Delinquent Taxes for 1899 Cause Ac tion in Nebraska. Lincoln. Neb., Nov. 16.—Gov. Shel L. Sheldon was notified yesterday that the executive mansion had been sold for the delinquent taxes of 1899, and unless the taxes and costs were paid a tax deed would bo issued according to law. The taxes amounted to $332.64 and the interest and costs to $83.14. Harvester Is 8uicide. Minneapolis, Nov. 16.—James Mitch ell, a harvest hand, who had been in the city three days, shot himself through the head in a lodging house last evening and probably will die. He sad said nothing to his friends about being sick or in trouble. Bonfire Causes Damage. Elgin, Minn., Nov. 16.—The residence of Mrs. H. G. Richardson was partly destroyed by fire. The fire caught from a bonfire which was set too near the house to burn up some rubbish. Is First Fire in Two Years. Blue Earth, Minn., Nov. 16. The first fire in nearly two years occurred here last evening when the City hotel barn burned to the ground. Found Dead In Bed. Elgin, Minn., Nov. 16. Elihu Le bare, who iiveB three miles southeast of this place, was found dead in bed yesterday morning. He retired in ap parent good health. Lays. Mall Thefts to Boy. Appleton, Wis., Nov. 16. Ilenry Lerachky, aged fourteen years, was ar rested yesterday, charged with rob bing the mall. Walsh Trial Is On. Chicago, Nov. 16. The -opening statements of the attorneys in the trial of John R. Walsh, former presi dent of the Chicago National bank, in dicted for alleged misuse of the funds of that institution, were concluded yesterday, and the taking of testimony was commenced. A Piece of Rope. "Meanley is drumming up trade i'of! a rope and twine house now." "Well, well! that accounts, for it, •hen." "What do you mean?" "I met him yesterday and he hand ed me a cigar. It must have been ono of his samples." Keeping Company. Mother—Where are those oranges that were on the table? Tommy—With the cookies thai were in the cupboard,, I suppose.